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Feb 2, 2011 10:07 AM by Nichole Larkey & AP

Ex-mayor sheds shorts 5 years after Katrina vow


GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - There was a time when not even the
president of the United States could get Eddie Favre to
wear pants.
Favre lost everything but the clothes he was wearing - which included Bermuda shorts - when Hurricane Katrina flattened Mississippi's Gulf Coast in 2005. He was mayor of Bay St. Louis at
the time.
Favre vowed then that he would continue wearing shorts instead
of long pants until his city was back on its feet. He met visiting
President George W. Bush in shorts.
That ended Tuesday - more than five years and five months later.
Favre showed up at the Harrison County courthouse in long pants. He was testifying as Biloxi's financial
expert in a Gulfport annexation trial.
Favre served as mayor for 20 years, but decided not to seek re-election in 2009.

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