Town Green to be ‘slimed’ Friday; other news and notes

Nickelodeon, the popular children’s cable TV network, will bring its “Slime Across America” tour to Biloxi Friday afternoon for a free interactive performance on the Town Green.

The Biloxi show, part of a 50-city nationwide tour, will begin at 4 p.m. and is open to the public.

The “Slime Across America” experience and the 18-wheel Slime Mobile will feature various games and attractions including a Nick Live! Slime Edition interactive stage show; a user-generated content station where kids can create content to submit to Nickelodeon for possible air on “ME:TV,” the network’s new interactive day part; an audition area; product giveaways; and, of course, the opportunity for kids to get slimed. In the driver’s seat of the Slime Mobile will be Nickelodeon character Pick Boy.

To see more on the Nickelodeon “Slime Across America” tour, click here.

City to send $10,000 to tornado-stricken Alabama town

The Biloxi City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a request by Mayor A.J. Holloway that the city send $10,000 to Enterprise, Ala., where a tornado last week killed eight students and inured more than 50 people.

Holloway, who in the wake of Hurricane Katrina fielded dozens of calls and e-mails from colleagues across the country offering assistance, added the relief measure to the council’s agenda at the outset of Tuesday’s meeting.

“Instead of sending clothing or other material that may cause logistical issues, I thought it best that we allow the leaders of Enterprise to use this money as best-needed, to meet their immediate needs,” said Holloway, who telephoned Enterprise Mayor Kenneth Boswell Tuesday, only to find the mayor was attending a funeral for one of the tornado victims.

To learn more about Enterprise and how you can help the relief effort, click here.

Traffic advisories: White Avenue this morning, I-110 tonight

Motorists entering or leaving Keesler Air Force Base this morning are reminded to use either the Pass Road or Forest Avenue gates from 5 a.m. to noon, and avoid White Avenue and Irish Hill Drive, where Keesler and city first-responders areconducting an annual training exercise to test response to a major accident.

Also, Mississippi Department of Transportation crews will close one lane of southbound traffic on the I-110 highrise this evening from 9:30 to 2 a.m. in order to make repairs to the grate on the bridge’s draw. (An item yesterday listed an incorrect day for the work.)