GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Gov. Bob Riley is trading his cowboy boots for sandals during a weekend at the beach.
Riley is spending Father's Day weekend on the coast with his family both for fun and to help boost tourism in an area hurting from the BP oil spill.
During a news conference Saturday in Gulf Shores, Riley sported
sandals instead of the boots he usually wears. Riley says he and
relatives went for a walk on the beach, and his grandchildren played in the pool. He says there's plenty to do without getting into tainted Gulf waters.
The state is planning a major push in coming days to lure visitors to the coast. Officials estimate business is off by half because of the oil spill.
(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.