BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - Oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens and five
governors are scheduled to appear at a conference next week to
discuss the future of energy needs in the South.
Governors Haley Barbour of Mississippi, Mike Beebe of Arkansas,
Phil Bredesen of Tennessee, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Sonny
Purdue of Georgia are on the agenda to speak during a meeting of
the Southern Growth Policies Board.
The board's annual conference is Monday and Tuesday at the Beau
Rivage Casino in Biloxi.
Executives from Nucor Steel, Kansas City Southern railroad and
Duke Energy also are scheduled to speak.
Pickens has been pushing for the expansion of wind power.