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Around Town 8/30 -

SUNDAY ARTS Pickin' and Grinnin' jam sessions: 2 p.m. at VFW Post 6022 and Ladies Auxiliary, 7001 University Blvd. E., Cottondale. Free. Bring an instrument and join in, sing or just listen. Call 205-553-8040 after 3 p.m. MONDAY COMMUNITY 3386
August 31st, 2009
2 American, 2 British troops killed in Afghanistan - JASON STRAZIUSO,Associated Press Writer

Bombs killed four NATO troops Monday - two Americans and two Britons - ending the deadliest month of the war for U.S. forces as the top NATO commander called for a new strategy to confront the Taliban. 3385
August 31st, 2009
Driver in fatal wreck faces criminal charges -

A man who was driving a vehicle that was involved in an accident that killed his daughter in January is now facing criminal charges. 3384
August 31st, 2009
Shelton State on track for near record enrollment - By Adam Jones Staff Writer

Shelton State Community College is on track to have more students in the fall semester than all but a few semesters in its history, according to the college. 3383
August 31st, 2009
Coal ash creates split in Perry County - By Shaila Dewan N.Y. Times News Service

UNIONTOWN | Almost every day, a train pulls into a rail yard in rural Alabama, hauling 8,500 tons of a disaster that occurred 350 miles away to a final resting place, the Arrowhead Landfill here in Perry County, which is very poor and almost 70 percent black. 3382
August 31st, 2009
Club feeds on ballroom dancing resurgence - By Lydia Seabol Avant Staff Writer

When the Tuscaloosa Ballroom Dance Club formed almost two decades ago, it started with 50 members. 3381
August 31st, 2009
Alabama politics a hotbed of religion - By Dana Beyerle Montgomery Bureau Chief

MONTGOMERY | Religion can be a double-edged sword for politicians in Alabama. Gov. Guy Hunt was a Primitive Baptist preacher, which didn’t hurt him while in office. But he was criticized for mixing secular government and religion and ultimately removed from office in 1993 after being convicted of using his office for personal gain 3380
August 31st, 2009
Police search for weekend kidnapping suspect - By Adam Jones Staff Writer

Police are searching for a man believed to have kidnapped a woman at gunpoint. Evidence points to Brandon Terrell Peebles as suspect in a Friday afternoon kidnapping in Tuscaloosa that ended in a robbery in Greene County, said Capt. Loyd Baker, commander of the Tuscaloosa Metro Homocide Unit. 3379
August 31st, 2009
Piano bar opens downtown - By Cory Pennington Staff Writer

Tuscaloosa’s amphitheater is not open yet, but Brown’s Corner Dueling Piano Bar and Grill is open for business. 3378
August 31st, 2009
Experts use technology to find artifacts - By Ashley Boyd Staff Writer

For his project at Moundville, University of Alabama anthropology professor John Blitz threw out all traditional methods of excavation. Blitz partnered with archaeology consultant Chet Walker and is using a magnetometer to locate remains that date back to the 1200s. 3377
August 31st, 2009
City’s amphitheater on schedule for next year’s opening - By Mark Hughes Cobb Staff Writer

Progress on the riverfront amphitheater remains on pace, about a year away from the target opening date of September 2010. 3376
August 31st, 2009
UA organ scholarship -

The University of Alabama School of Music is accepting applications for its 2010 Organ Scholarship Competition. 3375
August 30th, 2009
Board tried to help Bies get pension - By Jamon Smith Staff Writer

TUSCALOOSA | Willie Bies Jr., one of the city’s first black police officers, has been fighting for 34 years to get the pension he says he deserves after working as a policeman from 1966 to 1991. 3374
August 30th, 2009
Buyers flock to bargains at Rise fundraiser - By Wayne Grayson Staff Writer

Organizers for the sixth annual Buy for Rise Sale braced for a slow weekend, taking into account the vast effect of the economic downturn on consumers and businesses. 3373
August 30th, 2009
Around town 8/29 -

SATURDAY ARTS Art at the Square: arts and crafts fair from noon- 4 p.m. at the Heritage House Coffee Shop in Essex Square in Northport. There will be music and local artists and crafters selling their handmade goods. Call 205-765-5777. COMMUNITY 3372
August 29th, 2009
Zaxby’s restaurant to reopen Monday -

TUSCALOOSA | The Zaxby’s restaurant at 4383 Courtney Drive, just off Skyland Boulevard, will reopen Monday as a company-run restaurant. The restaurant, built in 2005, was the first of three franchised Zaxby’s to open in the Tuscaloosa area. All of them closed earlier this year. 3371
August 29th, 2009
T-TOWN: Lincoln High coach, referee at Dothan-Eufaula game die -

DOTHAN | A referee who collapsed shortly after the beginning of the Dothan-Eufaula high school football game at Rip Hewes Stadium has died. Southeast Alabama Medical Center spokesman Steve Pearce told the Dothan Eagle that James Parrish died after being rushed to the hospital Friday night. 3370
August 29th, 2009
UA students’ video contends for award on MTV - By Wayne Grayson Staff Writer

Imagine a group of heroes: Three mysterious guys who drive around downtown Birmingham in an unmarked van saving people from the perils of drinking subpar cola. 3369
August 29th, 2009
UWA plans to expand online education - By Adam Jones Staff Writer

The goals and challenges for the University of West Alabama over the next five years are similar to those of the past five, administrators told trustees this week. 3368
August 29th, 2009
Prosecution asks court to deny Siegelman, Scrushy new trial - By Bob Johnson The Associated Press

MONTGOMERY | Prosecutors have asked a federal court in Montgomery to turn down defense requests for a new trial for former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman and former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy. 3367
August 29th, 2009
4-H Club honors century of leaders and innovators - By Emily Johnson Special to The Tuscaloosa News

The Tuscaloosa County 4-H Club celebrated a century of innovators and leaders Friday. 3366
August 29th, 2009
Details of police chief’s discrimination complaint revealed - By Jason Morton Staff Writer

NORTHPORT | Northport Police Chief Robert W. Green accused his supervisors at City Hall of racially motivated harassment, discrimination and retaliation that began with the hiring of a new city administrator. 3365
August 29th, 2009
Aliceville Guard unit honored - By Dana Beyerle Montgomery Bureau Chief

The Aliceville-based National Guard unit that lifted a church bus off trapped passengers last month had recently been trained in how to upright an overturned vehicle. Lucky? 3364
August 29th, 2009
Tuscaloosa's 4-H Club celebrates 100 years - By Emily Johnson Special to The Tuscaloosa News

The Tuscaloosa County 4-H Club celebrated a century of innovators and leaders Friday. 3363
August 28th, 2009
Alabama board won’t change teacher ethics proposal - By Phillip Rawls The Associated Press

MONTGOMERY | The Alabama Legislature is facing a showdown over teacher ethics in an election year. 3362
August 28th, 2009
Boy, 2, dies after self-inflicted gunshot -

TUSCALOOSA | A toddler who accidentally shot himself in the forehead died Thursday morning. 3361
August 28th, 2009
West Alabama legislative seats will be up for grabs - By Dana Beyerle Montgomery Bureau Chief

MONTGOMERY | A battle is looming for control of two seats in the Alabama House of Representatives that will be vacated next year by two Tuscaloosa Republicans. Rep. Gerald Allen, R-Cottondale, is leaving his seat to run against state Sen. Phil Poole, D-Tuscaloosa. 3360
August 28th, 2009
Troopers issue 1,200 tickets in 3-day blitz - By Stephanie Taylor Staff Writer

Alabama state troopers wrote more than 1,200 tickets during the first three days of a special detail in Tuscaloosa. About 16 troopers in the department’s motorcycle division have spent the week in Tuscaloosa, targeting traffic violators on Tuscaloosa’s major roadways, said Trooper John Reese, a spokesman. 3359
August 28th, 2009
SEC eases media restrictions again - By Adam Jones Staff Writer

The Southeastern Conference has relaxed restrictions it had hoped to place on media coverage of sporting events, although the media credential policy is still more restrictive than current practices. 3358
August 28th, 2009
Northport to televise council meetings - By Lydia Seabol Avant Staff Writer

NORTHPORT | The Northport City Council is hoping to get residents involved in local government without leaving their living rooms. 3357
August 28th, 2009
Police chief suspended - By Jason Morton Staff Writer

The Northport Civil Service board found merit in a City Hall decision that Police Chief Robert W. Green inappropriately retaliated against Assistant Chief Sharon Crowder . 3356
August 28th, 2009
Toddler dies after shooting himself -

TUSCALOOSA | A toddler who accidentally shot himself in the forehead died Thursday morning. 3355
August 27th, 2009
Charter to air Northport City Council meetings - By Lydia Seabol Avant Staff Writer

The Northport City Council is hoping to get residents involved in local government without leaving their living rooms. 3354
August 27th, 2009
Woman killed in mobile home fire - By Stephanie Taylor, Staff Writer

An 80-year-old woman was killed late Wednesday night after a fire engulfed her mobile home on Hannah Creek Road in Brookwood. Investigators are unsure what caused the fire that broke out just before midnight, but do not believe it is suspicious, said Capt. Loyd Baker, commander of the Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit. 3353
August 27th, 2009
Around town 8/27 -

THURSDAY ARTS 3352
August 27th, 2009
Road work to affect 21st Avenue today -

TUSCALOOSA | GFC, the city’s contractor for the downtown renewal project, will close the part of 21st Avenue between University Boulevard and Seventh Street beginning today. The portion of the road will be closed through Sept. 30, but University Boulevard will remain open to traffic. 3351
August 27th, 2009
State troopers beef up Tuscaloosa patrols -

TUSCALOOSA | Alabama state troopers are saturating Tuscaloosa County this week, on the lookout for speeders and other traffic violators. 3350
August 27th, 2009
Alabama growth top in AP program -

BIRMINGHAM | A new report shows that Alabama schools showed more growth than anywhere in the nation in participation and performance on Advanced Placement tests during the past school year. 3349
August 27th, 2009
Strange criticizes attorney general’s spending on lawyers - By Dana Beyerle Montgomery Bureau Chief

MONTGOMERY | Attorney general candidate Luther Strange said Wednesday that AG Troy King, not taxpayers, should pay legal costs to deal with federal subpoenas of King’s office. Strange, a Republican, said King should reimburse the state $100,000 for “public money being used to defend King from a federal corruption probe.” 3348
August 27th, 2009
Teacher’s cartoon part of national program - By Ashley Boyd Staff Writer

When Adam Schwartz designed a cartoon for a class project while a student at the University of Alabama in 2007, he never expected it would become the new face of a program to help children at risk of behavioral problems. 3347
August 27th, 2009
Veterans get help finding jobs - By Lydia Seabol Avant Staff Writer

Army veteran Jerrell Gladden spent eight years of his life without stable employment and sometimes without a home. 3346
August 27th, 2009
Scholarships available for 2-year grads - By Amanda Thomas The Associated Press

MONTGOMERY | A new scholarship program is designed to help two-year college system graduates in Alabama complete a four-year degree free at Alabama State University or Alabama A&M University. 3345
August 27th, 2009
Samantha men indicted in car bombing plot -

BIRMINGHAM | A federal grand jury on Wednesday indicted two Samantha men accused of a car bombing in a failed murder-for-hire plot. 3344
August 27th, 2009
Senator leaves vast legacy - By Calvin Woodward and Glen Johnson The Associated Press

HYANNIS PORT, Mass. | The greatest heights eluded Ted Kennedy over a lifetime of achievement and pain. No presidency. No universal health care, chief among his causes. 3343
August 27th, 2009
JeffCo tax shot down by court - By Dana Beyerle Montgomery Bureau Chief

MONTGOMERY | The Alabama Supreme Court’s ruling against the Jefferson County occupational tax Tuesday means refunds are due to people who paid the tax, including commuters from surrounding counties, an attorney involved in the case said. 3342
August 27th, 2009
Clinics see more patients, longer wait times - By Jason Morton Staff Writer

TUSCALOOSA | As the confirmed cases of swine flu rise across the country, West Alabama residents may want to reconsider that doctor’s visit to clear up that slight ache or bout with the sniffles. Those suffering from the H1N1 flu, or simply experiencing flu-like symptoms, are crowding medical clinics, with a corresponding rise in wait times. 3341
August 27th, 2009
H1N1 vaccines expected to arrive in mid-October - By Felipe da Silva Special to the Tuscaloosa News

More than 99 percent of all flu samples tested during the past four weeks were positive for the H1N1 influenza, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health. 3340
August 27th, 2009
2-year-old hospitalized after shooting himself -

BROOKWOOD | A 2-year-old boy was airlifted to the DCH Regional Medical Center emergency room Wednesday afternoon after accidentally shooting himself in the head, Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s spokesman Andy Norris said. The incident occurred at 2:58 p.m. at a mobile home park on Reedy Drive off Highway 216 in Fleetwood. 3339
August 26th, 2009
Swine flu fears pack local waiting rooms - By Jason Morton Staff Writer

As the confirmed cases of swine flu rise across the country, West Alabama residents may want to reconsider that doctor’s visit to clear up that slight ache or bout with the sniffles. 3338
August 26th, 2009
Troopers step up patrols in Tuscaloosa County -

Alabama State Troopers are saturating Tuscaloosa County this week, on the lookout for speeders and other traffic violations. Around 16 troopers who usually patrol other areas of the state have been here since Monday and will remain until Friday. They are focusing on major roadways, including Alabama Highways 171, 69 and U.S. Highways 43 and 82. 3337
August 26th, 2009
Cash for Clunkers generates 700K new car sales - Ken Thomas and Stephen Manning, Associated Press Writers

Cash for Clunkers generated nearly 700,000 new car sales and ended under its $3 billion budget, the Transportation Department said Wednesday. 3336
August 26th, 2009
AROUND TOWN: August 26 -

WEDNESDAY ARTS 3335
August 26th, 2009
Supreme Court rules against Jefferson County tax -

MONTGOMERY | The Alabama Supreme Court blocked Jefferson County from spending money from its outlawed occupational tax on Tuesday, ruling that lawmakers voided the levy a decade ago. 3334
August 26th, 2009
Pelham Heights Road, Forest Lake Drive to close -

The Tuscaloosa Department of Transportation's storm drainage department will close Pelham Heights Road between Firethorn Drive and 44th Avenue East at 8:15 a.m. today for storm sewer repair. The road will reopen at 3:30 p.m. Friday. 3333
August 26th, 2009
Doctor's other autopsy results stand after review - By Jay Reeves The Associated Press

A state review didn't overturn any autopsies performed by a medical examiner whose handling of a previous case prompted a judge to throw out a murder charge, Alabama's chief medical examiner said Tuesday. 3332
August 26th, 2009
Ruling is a setback for sports artist - By Adam Jones Staff Writer

Four and a half years after the University of Alabama sued sports artist Daniel Moore, the case continues to inch through federal courts. Now, a ruling Tuesday inches the case backward. 3331
August 26th, 2009
Bibb County prison officer said he brought drugs to sell to inmate - By Stephanie Taylor Staff Writer

A former guard for the Bibb County Correctional Facility pleaded guilty Monday to charges of selling marijuana to an inmate. 3330
August 26th, 2009
State catfish farmers net $9 million in stimulus funds - By Dana Beyerle Montgomery Bureau Chief

Help arrived Tuesday for Alabama catfish farmers reeling from high feed costs that have made it harder to compete with foreign fish imports. 3329
August 26th, 2009
Economy makes dent in junk mail - By Ashley M. Heher The Associated Press

CHICAGO | You can find a bright spot in the recession as close as your mailbox: There are far fewer hefty catalogs, bulging coupon packets, unwanted credit card offers and glossy fliers clogging it up. 3328
August 26th, 2009
Jury calls for death penalty for Largin - By Stephanie Taylor Staff Writer

All but one jury member agreed Tuesday that James Scott Largin should die for killing his parents and shoving their bodies down the basement stairs of their Woodland Forrest home two years ago. 3327
August 26th, 2009
Game moved in wake of riot - By Jason Morton Staff Writer

Monday's riot in downtown Marion has forced the principal of the local high school to move Friday night's football game. 3326
August 26th, 2009
At least three new members to join Board of Education - By Jamon Smith Staff Writer

Voter turnout for Tuesday's municipal election was low, but the results will bring new faces to the Tuscaloosa Board of Education. 3325
August 26th, 2009
Sen. Edward Kennedy, 77, dies after cancer battle - BOB SALSBERG,Associated Press Writers | GLEN JOHNSON,Associated Press Writers

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts, the last surviving brother in an enduring political dynasty and one of the most influential senators in history, died Tuesday night at his home on Cape Cod after a yearlong struggle with brain cancer. He was 77. 3324
August 26th, 2009
Incumbents sweep all City Council races - By Robert DeWitt Senior Writer

Incumbents ruled as they swept all contested Tuscaloosa City Council races in Tuesday's municipal election. 3323
August 26th, 2009
Jury recommends death penalty in Largin case - By Stephanie Taylor, Staff Writer

A jury has recommended the death penalty for James Scott Largin, who was convicted of murdering his parents in 2007. Tuscaloosa County Circuit Judge John England ultimately will decide Largin's fate, and will issue a ruling in the next 30 days. 3322
August 25th, 2009
Review clears doctor of more autopsy problems - Jay Reeves, Associated Press Writer

A state review didn't overturn any autopsies performed by a medical examiner whose handling of a previous case prompted a judge to throw out a murder charge, Alabama's chief medical examiner said Tuesday. 3321
August 25th, 2009
Football game moved to Moundville after riot - By Jason Morton Staff Writer

Maxine Coley, the 22-year principal of Francis Marion High School, said she and other school officials have elected to move Friday’s football game between Francis Marion and Hale County High School to Moundville. 3320
August 25th, 2009
Riley becomes chairman of southern governors group -

The Alabama governor was elected the association's chairman for 2008-2009 during the annual meeting of the governors in Williamsburg, Va. 3319
August 25th, 2009
AROUND TOWN: August 25 -

TUESDAY ARTS 3318
August 25th, 2009
College official sentenced -

BIRMINGHAM | The former president of Southern Union Community College has been sentenced on obstruction of justice charges. 3317
August 25th, 2009
Man charged with theft -

TUSCALOOSA | Tuscaloosa Police investigators charged a man with first-degree theft Monday for allegedly stealing an air conditioner unit to get copper from it. 3316
August 25th, 2009
Triathlon cyclist, two motorcyclists injured -

TUSCALOOSA | A triathlon cyclist and two motorcyclists were hospitalized Saturday morning after a collision during the USA Triathlon, Tuscaloosa Police Department spokesman Capt. Greg Kosloff said. 3315
August 25th, 2009
State board of education to review teacher ethics code revisions in work session - By Dana Beyerle Montgomery Bureau Chief

The state Board of Education on Thursday will review changes that a legislative panel made to a code of ethics for teachers earlier this month. 3314
August 25th, 2009
Largin's home life said to be turbulent - By Stephanie Taylor Staff Writer

A jury has already decided that James Scott Largin will die in prison. Now they must decide whether to recommend that he die from natural causes or a shot of lethal chemicals. 3313
August 25th, 2009
Heart group says cut back on extra sugar - By Jamie Stengle The Associated Press

A spoonful of sugar? Americans are swallowing 22 teaspoons of sugar each day, and it's time to cut way back, the American Heart Association says. 3312
August 25th, 2009
New meth recipe avoids anti-drug regulations - By Justin Juozapavicius The Associated Press

This is the new formula for methamphetamine: a two-liter soda bottle, a few handfuls of cold pills and some noxious chemicals. Shake the bottle and the volatile reaction produces one of the world's most addictive drugs. 3311
August 25th, 2009
Justice launches probe of CIA - By Steven R. Hurst and Devlin Barrett The Associated Press

WASHINGTON | The Obama administration is assigning a veteran prosecutor to begin a criminal probe of CIA questioning of terror suspects during the Bush administration, and a new detainee interrogation unit is being created to be supervised by the White House, officials said Monday. 3310
August 25th, 2009
Local 351 OKs contract with BFGoodrich - By Patrick Rupinski Staff Writer

Members of the United Steelworkers Local 351 have ratified a new three-year contract with BFGoodrich. 3309
August 25th, 2009
Near riot in downtown Marion lands 6 in jail - By Jason Morton Staff Writer

A near riot in downtown Marion on Monday morning ended in six arrests, several injuries and a town shaken over an ongoing feud between two families that turned violent. 3308
August 25th, 2009
Pork & Politics event held on eve of election - By Mark Hughes Cobb Staff Writer

On the eve of a mostly civil City Council and school board election, gown met town and pork met politics. 3307
August 25th, 2009
Candidate forum to be hosted in The Zone tonight -

The Student Government Association at the University of Alabama, the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama, and The Original City Association are co-sponsoring a municipal election meet-and-greet tonight from 5-7 p.m. in The Zone at Bryant Denny Stadium. 3306
August 24th, 2009
Around Town: 8/23 -

SUNDAY ARTS 3305
August 24th, 2009
West Alabama law enforcement respond to melee in Marion -

Law enforcement agencies from around West Alabama responded to a call for assistance from the city of Marion Monday morning to help quell a disturbance that some observers are calling a riot. 3304
August 24th, 2009
Around town 8/24 -

MONDAY ARTS 3303
August 24th, 2009
Sex offender charged with first-degree rape -

TUSCALOOSA | A registered sex offender was charged Sunday morning with raping a woman at his home. 3302
August 24th, 2009
University of Alabama sorority pledges -

More than 1,200 women recently pledged sororities at the University of Alabama. They are: ALPHA CHI OMEGA 3301
August 24th, 2009
Four school board seats unopposed -

Name: Dan Meissner Date of Birth: Dec. 6, 1949 Home Address: Arcadia Drive Education: Bacherlor’s in print journalism and master’s in communication from the University of Alabama 3300
August 24th, 2009
Falling timber industry hits backwoods U.S. - By Bob Johnson The Associated Press

PINE HILL | Dereck Autry always thought he would spend his entire career like his father at the Weyerhauser wood products mill outside this tiny backwoods town. It was steady work and his dad told him: “You can raise a family there.” 3299
August 24th, 2009
Transparency at issue with state grants - By Phillip Rawls The Associated Press

MONTGOMERY | A panel of Alabama officials meets today to rewrite the rules for distributing more than $15 million to projects chosen by legislators, with one member calling for more transparency in how the grant money is spent. 3298
August 24th, 2009
All state lawmakers oppose reform - By Dana Beyerle Montgomery Bureau Chief

MONTGOMERY | Though all seven members of Alabama’s congressional delegation oppose the health-care reform legislation now before Congress, the issue could still be a factor in the re-election bids of two of them next year. 3297
August 24th, 2009
Cash for Clunkers program heads into final day - Emily Fredrix, AP Business Writer

It was a race to the finish for dealers and customers alike as the government's Cash for Clunkers program headed into its final lap on Monday. 3296
August 24th, 2009
Three city high schools hold joint graduation - By Stephanie Taylor Staff Writer

TUSCALOOSA Jason Pruitt was disappointed in May when he wasn’t able to walk across a stage and accept his high school diploma with the rest of his classmates. 3295
August 24th, 2009
Obama facing difficult choices on war plans - By Richard Lardner The Associated Press

WASHINGTON | As public support for the war in Afghanistan erodes, President Barack Obama soon may face two equally unattractive choices: increase U.S. troops levels to beat back a resilient enemy, or stick with the 68,000 already committed and risk the political fallout if that’s not enough. 3294
August 24th, 2009
Northport seeks to expand Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd - By Lydia Seabol Avant Staff Writer

It’s been six years since controversy first arose over a major road expansion project proposed for Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. 3293
August 24th, 2009
Mayor, four council races unopposed -

Mayor Name: Walt Maddox Date of birth: Dec. 27, 1972 (36) Home address: Vicksburg Drive Education: Masters degree in public administration and bachelor of arts in political science from the University of Alabama at Birmingham Occupation: Incumbent Mayor 3292
August 23rd, 2009
Club Meetings and events -

Horseshoes: 1 p.m. Sunday at VFW Post 6022 and Ladies Auxiliary, 7001 University Blvd. E., Cottondale. Call 205-553-8040 after 3 p.m. 3291
August 23rd, 2009
Local students’ ACT scores improve - By Adam Jones Staff Writer

TUSCALOOSA | Seniors in city high schools did slightly better, and their peers at county schools did slightly worse on the ACT college entrance exam in 2009. 3290
August 23rd, 2009
Governor candidate takes big gamble - By Phillip Rawls The Associated Press

Democratic Agriculture Commissioner Ron Sparks has set himself apart from the other seven candidates for governor by advocating the legalization of Mississippi-style casinos throughout the state. 3289
August 23rd, 2009
UA partners with car-sharing service to ease campus congestion - By Ashley Boyd Staff Writer

Starting Thursday, the University of Alabama will have a little more zip. UA will announce plans for a partnership with Zipcar, a for-profit membership- based car-sharing service that will let students and faculty leave their cars at home. 3288
August 23rd, 2009
2010 will be big for state, local races - By Tommy Stevenson Associate Editor

TUSCALOOSA | The Tuscaloosa City Council and Board of Education elections Tuesday are just a taste of the feast of elections coming next year. 3287
August 23rd, 2009
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