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Tuesday, November 07, 2006

And from the Glover party

Times reporter Melody Brumble is at Shreveport mayoral candidate Cedric Glover’s election night party. She phoned in this report:

Applause and cheers rippled through the ballroom at the Clarion Hotel in Shreveport as early results trickled in. Even the waitstaff behind the ballroom danced as applause filtered through the doors.

People started drifting in about 8 p.m., nibbling from an array of food set out. Most milled around the food or clustered around a big screen television set up in the back of the room. The crowd around the television grew as results started to flash on the screen.

At 8:30 p.m., Glover remained at his headquarters on Youree Drive but was expected to show up at the ballroom after results started coming in.

-- Michelle Mahfoufi

Green, blue and white balloons arch over the room at The Clarion Hotel for Cedric Glover's supporters waiting for results. When the first set of numbers came through, an ovation and excitement rippled.

The Larry Ellis Band is warming up and reviewing lyrics to entertain all. One member practices from a crumpled and worn lyrics to Al Green's Let's Stay Together. A few other musicians could be heard in the bathroom.

8:35 pm and Cedric still hasn't shown his face. Results are starting to roll in. Jones was already working his supporters by 8:15. Soon someone will be singing.

-- Alan English

It's 9:30 p.m. and the supporters at Cedric Glover's party at the Clarion Hotel ballroom are still waiting for Glover to arrive, Times reporter Melody Brumble reports from the scene.Glover's mother arrived about 15 minutes ago and was seated at a front table.

The crowd claps and cheers as the returns flash across the television screen.

-- Michelle Mahfoufi


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