Jimmy Buffett plans a free concert Sunday in Tampa to urge people to vote for Democrat Barack Obama for president, reports the Associated Press. The “Last Chance for Change” rally and concert is happening two days before the election at the outdoor Ford Amphitheatre. People can get two free tickets by visiting any of the early voting information tables the Obama campaign has set up in the Tampa Bay area. Show time is 3 p.m. More information is available at: www.FL.BarackObama.com.
*Relatives of an Arkansas teen accused of planning a racist killing rampage and an attack on Barack Obama say they don’t believe the plot was serious. Paul Schlesselman’s father says it was “just a lot of talk.” His sister admits her brother was a white supremacist, but she says he’s told her by phone that he’s “sorry about everything.” Schlesselman and 20-year-old Daniel Cowart from Tennessee are accused of planning to kill 88 black people – beheading 14 of them. They were planning to wear white tuxedos and top hats, and then open fire from a vehicle while speeding toward Obama. Federal authorities say they did not have the means to carry out the threat. Authorities describe the two as neo-Nazi skinheads who met on the Internet about a month ago. They are being held without bond.
*Anticipation that Barack Obama may become the next president has shone a spotlight on the cream-colored colonial-era Jakarta house where he lived in as a child, from potential buyers and journalists to an entrepreneur who wants to turn it into the ‘‘Sweet Home Obama Bar.’’ The home’s current owner, 78-year-old Tata Aboe Bakar, has no plans to move out. His family has lived in the house since it was built in 1939. He recalls Obama as the curly haired boy who moved into the two-bedroom pavilion within the compound with his pregnant mother and Indonesian stepfather in 1970. But with a potential price tag of $3 million — and even more if Aboe Bakar can believe one broker’s claims that a U.S. Embassy official is ready to pay five times the market price if Obama wins — he says he’ll seriously consider it.
*CNN interviewed the students of Atlanta’s Ron Clark Academy who became a YouTube sensation this month with their rap “You Can Vote However You Like,” a parody of TI’s “Whatever You Like” featuring battle lyrics supporting both John McCain and Barack Obama. View the entire CNN interview and performance below.
“You Can Vote However You Like” – Ron Clark Academy