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"Tom knows a lot of people in the community.
I am sure he has made some enemies, just like I
have. Just like everyone has. I think it was some-
one like that who did this," he added.
Bailey said there is still the possibility that
Malin could win the primary race.
"His name is on the ballot. He could win. But
it really doesn't matter," Bailey said. "Just by
virtue of the way it was drawn, 108 is a
Republican district. It is unwinnable for a
Democrat. If it were winnable, Harryette
Ehrhardt would still be in the Legislature. She
would still be running for the office today."
Ehrhardt retired from the House after
Republicans redrew her district in 2001.
Despite Bailey's prediction, Malin said he
believes he can win the primary and defeat
Republican incumbent Dan Branch in the gener-
"Whoever did this has done me a huge favor,"
Malin said on Tuesday. "This whole situation has
opened up a dialogue about whether the
Democratic Party can actually be a party of
redemption and grace."
He added, "We're all sinners, and who's to say
one sin is any worse than another. I think the vot-
ers want to see someone who can learn from the
mistakes they have made, turn their lives around
and do good with their lives."
Malin said being outed as an escort has been
"absolutely devastating" for him and his family.
"But I sleep well at night knowing I don't rip
people apart and tear them down," Malin said.
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resident community of Ocean Springs as a bene-
ficiary because it has received far less help than
"This is our chamber's way of addressing the
tragedy in New Orleans and in Ocean Springs,"
Cusimano said. "The New Orleans AIDS Task
Force has experienced a tremendous loss, and
Ocean Springs is devastated."
The celebration will be attended by Noel
Twilbeck of the :New Orleans AIDS Task Force,
Donna Brown, president of the Oceans Springs
chamber, and Sue Ray, a representative of Ocean
Springs Mayor Connie Moran.
Moran cannot attend the event because she
will be attending a three-day meeting of coastal
county mayors who are discussing the rebuilding
of the Gulf Coast.
Ray said the mayor regretted missing the
event. But Ray and Brown are eager to join the
celebration, she said.
"We are so looking forward to this, and I can-
not thank all of you enough for being so kind as
to do this for us,"' Ray said in an e-mail.
The celebration begins Saturday night at mid-
night with preliminary costume contests in
Caven Enterprises' four nightclubs: JR's, Sue
Ellen's, Throckmorton Mining Company and
Station 4. Winners from the four contests will
compete in a final at 1 a.m. at Station 4
Station 4's Rose Room will host the Fat
Tuesday celebration from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. A
minimum $50 donation will be collected at the
door. All guests are asked to wear costumes and
The celebration will include a Creole-Cajun
buffet, king cake for dessert, a jazz band, dancing
and a silent auction. There will also be Tarot card
readings and art depicting Jackson Square and
previous Mardi Gras celebrations in New
Kevin Washington, chair of the celebration
planning committee, said in a statement he
expected the event to be a great success.
"Our organizations and sponsors have made
this a most welcoming event for our guests,'
Other major sponsors of the event include
Caven Enterprises, Ben E. Keith Co. American
Airlines, the Melmse Hotel, Gregorios Catering
and Starbucks Renaissance of Dallas.
To make reservations for the event \nsit the
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