ABC scheduled to include Biloxi segment

“ABC World News Tonight Sunday” is scheduled to air a segment on the ongoing recovery efforts in Biloxi and surrounding communities during its national newscast this evening.

David Kerley, one of the network’s Washington, D.C.-based reporters, was in Biloxi last week conducting interviews for the story.

Back Bay ‘condotel’ on council agenda Tuesday

A proposal for a 286-unit residential and condotel development that would be located on Back Bay at the current sites of Covacevich shipyard and Weems Brothers seafood plant will be among the items before the City Council when its meets Tuesday afternoon.

The proposal for the 6.2-acre waterfront site would see a 28-story structure that would include a parking garage, fitness center, restaurant and lounge on the 6.2-acre waterfront site.

To see the overall agenda agenda for Tuesday – individual resolutions will be posted Monday by noon – click here.

City’s ‘Katrina’ DVD picks up Cantore interview

Jim Cantore, the Weather Channel correspondent known for his reports from the eye of Gulf Coast hurricanes, will be among those interviewed in the city’s “Katrina & Biloxi” DVD, which is now in production.

Cantore, who was in Biloxi last week to mark the end of the 2005 hurricane season, provided an exclusive interview about the storm for the 60-minute DVD, which is on sale now and expected to be available along with a companion photo album in mid-January.

Proceeds from the sales of the city-commissioned DVD and photo album will benefit the city’s rebuilding efforts. To find out more about the projects – and to place an order online or via mail-order – click here.

News and notes

Bikes or bust: You can see photographs from the “100,000 bikes or bust” drive in the city’s Photo Gallery. A gallery link is at the top of the front page of the city web site, or you can go directly to the gallery by clicking here.

Newsletter: Biloxi residents by now should have received the latest edition of the city’s “Storm Recovery News.” The U.S. Postal service began delivering the eight-page newsletter throughout the city last week. It’s also available online by clicking here.

‘City Desk’ webcast online: Host Gary Michiels moderates a discussion at the issues du jour in the “City Desk” webcast, which was recorded on Thursday, Dec. 1. To listen, click here.