ANNISTON, Ala. (AP) - Some black leaders in Anniston, Ala., will
oppose Mayor Gene Robinson's bid to rename a street for the Rev.
Martin Luther King Jr. They say the street is run-down and the
community would benefit more from economic development.
Robinson called for renaming the West 15th Street at an event
yesterday marking the inauguration of President Barack
Obama. There have been two attempts to rename the street, one in
the mid-1980s and another in 1994.
The Anniston Star reported that Councilman Ben Little said King
would not have wanted a run-down street named after him. He said
King would want council members to have discretionary spending
accounts so they could improve the community.