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West Alabama holds off Ouachita Baptist, 52-49 -

By Andrew Carroll Sports Writer LIVINGSTON | Led by Terry Allen and Deon Williams, the University of West Alabama football team celebrated homecoming with a 52-49 win over Ouachita Baptist in a Gulf South Conference game. Allen caught touchdown passes of 11 and 60 yards and scored on a 74-yard run. 4260
October 31st, 2009
Gas prices chugging higher - By Chris Kahn The Associated Press

Americans are paying more for gasoline than they did last year as the holidays approached - billions of dollars that could go to books, clothes and Barbie dolls instead being spent at the pump. 4259
October 31st, 2009
Birmingham cemetery hosts tour - By Kathy Kemp The Birmingham News

BIRMINGHAM | Talk about the sweet hereafter. 4258
October 31st, 2009
T-TOWN: Alabama principal dies after battle with swine flu -

BAY MINETTE | A 52-year-old ele-mentary school principal has died three weeks after contracting an illness doctors said was swine flu. Leah Ann Overstreet was principal of Delta Elementary School in White House Fork. 4257
October 31st, 2009
SCLC elects MLK’s daughter as first female president - The Associated Press

ATLANTA | The Rev. Bernice King embraced the legacy and leadership of her parents on Friday as she became the first woman to head the civil rights organization co-founded by her father. 4256
October 31st, 2009
Trick-or-treaters rate best, worst candy - By Jamon Smith Staff Writer

Charlie Brown may have gotten off lucky. At least the perennial sad sack of “Peanuts” fame only got rocks in his Halloween sack. Some students at Lloyd Wood and Rock Quarry middle schools report that they’ve received much odder treats. 4255
October 31st, 2009
School probes suicide of boy, 12 - By Jay Reeves The Associated Press

Tre’Juan Figures wasn’t a particularly big boy at age 12, and relatives say the middle school student had become a target for bullies and others who were trying to force him to join a gang. 4254
October 31st, 2009
Rock Quarry students learn rodeo’s history - By Emily Johnson Special to The Tuscaloosa News

Cowboys and cowgirls roamed the halls of Rock Quarry Elementary School during the school’s annual Rockfest on Friday. 4253
October 31st, 2009
UA Supply Store becomes authorized Apple retailer - By Wayne Grayson Staff Writer

Local owners of Apple products like MacBooks and iPods no longer have to worry about driving to Birmingham to buy new ones or have their devices serviced. 4252
October 31st, 2009
Former UA administrator pleads guilty to federal charges - By Stephanie Taylor Staff Writer

Tari Devon Williams, 39, of Pleasant Grove agreed to plead guilty to obstruction of justice and lying to law enforcement, according to a Thursday release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Birmingham. 4251
October 31st, 2009
Daughter finds ‘buried treasure’ in excavated driveway - By Whitney Hobson Special to the Tuscaloosa News

After Marty Wheat’s driveway in Havana was excavated on Tuesday, his young daughter, Presleigh, took to the dirt to play. She began finding objects buried in the dirt like plates, homemade nails and even a piece of an old Coca-Cola bottle dated 1915. 4250
October 31st, 2009
Board picks Hill as new Alabama 2-year chancellor -

Freida Hill, deputy commissioner of the Technical College System of Georgia, was unanimously chosen by the nine member board on Friday. Hill replaces Bradley Byrne, who resigned in May to run for governor. 4249
October 30th, 2009
Tornado watch issued for West Alabama -

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch warning for West Alabama through 7 p.m. today. A few strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible through 9 p.m. this evening for areas west of interstate 65. The severe threat will be confined mainly to those counties that border the Alabama-Mississippi state line. 4248
October 30th, 2009
Police hope decoy laptops catch thieves -

Laptop computers are some of the most common items stolen in Tuscaloosa. Investigators with the Tuscaloosa Police Department hope that thieves will target two new decoy computers that they can track. 4247
October 30th, 2009
3 more caught in drug sweep - Staff report

TUSCALOOSA | Narcotics investigators arrested three more people Thursday in a sweep of arrests that began Wednesday. 4246
October 30th, 2009
Around town 10/30 -

FRIDAY ARTS University of Alabama Opera Theatre, Masque - Music That Haunts: 7:30 p.m. in the choral/opera room of the Moody Music Building on the UA campus. Admission charged. Seating is limited, so early arrival is suggested. Call 205-348-7111. 4245
October 30th, 2009
College enrollment up, mostly at 2-year schools - By Justin Pope The Associated Press

Some are there because of the recession, and others despite it. Regardless, more young Americans than ever are in college - especially community college, according to a new report. 4244
October 30th, 2009
Woman made cause of helping bereaved - By Ashley Boyd Staff Writer

TUSCALOOSA | For nearly 30 years, Helen Robinson has channeled the grief of losing two children into a commitment to helping other bereaved parents. 4243
October 30th, 2009
Trustee resigns from mental health board - By Lydia Seabol Avant Staff Writer

TUSCALOOSA | Newspaper publisher and longtime mental health advocate Paul Davis resigned from the Alabama Department of Mental Health’s board of trustees Thursday. Davis said he stepped down when he learned from The Tuscaloosa News that the board’s meetings were not open to the public. 4242
October 30th, 2009
System studies 2010-11 calendar options - By Jamon Smith Staff Writer

NORTHPORT | Next year, students in the Tuscaloosa County School System could start school five days later than this year, but with shorter holiday breaks. 4241
October 30th, 2009
Lease protects 61,000 acres - By Jason Morton Staff Writer

Outdoors enthusiasts will be guaranteed a place to play in the heart of Alabama - for at least the next century. The Forever Wild Land Trust, Alabama’s recreational land protection program, has secured a 93-year lease for the recreational rights to more than 61,000 acres in west and central Alabama. 4240
October 30th, 2009
Council sets price on 911 response - By Robert DeWitt Senior Writer

TUSCALOOSA | The city of Tuscaloosa is now regulating the prices ambulances can charge when they are dispatched by the city’s 911 emergency call center. 4239
October 30th, 2009
House Dems unveil health bill - By David Espo The Associated Press

WASHINGTON | Cheered by President Barack Obama, House Democrats rolled out landmark legislation Thursday to extend health care to tens of millions who lack coverage, impose sweeping new restrictions on the insurance industry and create a government-run option to compete with private insurers. 4238
October 30th, 2009
Birmingham aims to cope with distrust from public - By Jay Reeves The Associated Press

An interim mayor took over Thursday after her predecessor, Larry Langford, was convicted on 60 felony counts for bribery and kicked out of office. 4237
October 30th, 2009
City regulates 911 ambulance charges - By Robert DeWitt Senior Writer

The city of Tuscaloosa is now regulating the prices ambulances can charge when they are dispatched by the city’s 911 emergency call center. 4236
October 29th, 2009
Police Blotter: October 29 -

police blotter Arrests Thursday David Dylonn Etheridge, 18, 12300 block of Winter Drive, was charged with first-degree theft of property. Bail was set at $5,000. Corey Witherspoon, 18, 2800 block of Hunter Creek Road, was charged with first-degree rape. Bail was set at $20,000. 4235
October 29th, 2009
Police question ATM theft suspects - Staff writer

Investigators have questioned two of five men whom they believe stole an ATM out of a gas station on McFarland Boulevard early this morning. 4234
October 29th, 2009
Around town 10/29 -

THURSDAY ARTS Crimson Pride Barbershop Chorus rehearsal: 7 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 605 Lurleen Wallace Blvd. N. Men of all ages who love to sing are invited. Call 205-758-3169. 4233
October 29th, 2009
State Bar will conduct free legal clinic today at Focus -

TUSCALOOSA | The Alabama State Bar will conduct a free legal clinic from 1-4 p.m. today at Focus on Senior Citizens, 1920 Sixth St. The clinic is for senior citizens 4232
October 29th, 2009
UA will host international fashion show tonight - By Ashley Boyd Staff Writer

TUSCALOOSA | Tonight, the place for haute couture won’t be Paris or Milan, but the University of Alabama, which will host its first international fashion show. 4231
October 29th, 2009
UA event emphasizes quick, cheap artwork - By Mark Hughes Cobb Staff Writer

TUSCALOOSA | The late, or at least lost, Ed Flesh can’t know his impact on generations of University of Alabama artists. In the early ’70s, students created fast and loose art inspired by the unusual name, and what they imagined a real-life “Ed Flesh” might be like. 4230
October 29th, 2009
Kidnap, robbery suspect arrested - By Stephanie Taylor Staff Writer

TUSCALOOSA | A Tuscaloosa man has been accused of abusing several people and holding them against their will for several hours in September. Darryl Lamont Ellington, 29, faces robbery, kidnapping, sexual abuse and burglary charges. 4229
October 29th, 2009
Ex-Tide player caught in drug sweep - By Stephanie Taylor Staff Writer

TUSCALOOSA | Former University of Alabama running back Santonio Beard was among 22 people arrested Wednesday in a massive drug sweep. 4228
October 29th, 2009
UA ROTC is ready to ride - By Whitney Hobson Special to the Tuscaloosa News

TUSCALOOSA Three Black Hawk helicopters turned heads Wednesday as they flew into Tuscaloosa and landed on the University of Alabama’s recreational fields in front of about 100 UA Army ROTC cadets and cadre. 4227
October 29th, 2009
Mercedes to return to 5-day workweek - By Patrick Rupinski Staff Writer

Mercedes-Benz workers in Vance will return to a five-day workweek on Nov. 30 and will continue on that schedule during December, January and February. Mercedes informed its employees of the change on Wednesday, saying requests for additional vehicles in the fourth quarter warranted the temporary increase in production. 4226
October 29th, 2009
Crowd greets swine flu shots - By Lydia Seabol Avant Staff Writer

TUSCALOOSA | The Alabama Department of Public Health prepared for large crowds as county health departments across the state began administering the H1N1 vaccine Wednesday to certain risk groups. At the Tuscaloosa County Health Department, about 4225
October 29th, 2009
Church installs 56-foot steeple - By Jamon Smith Staff Writer

TUSCALOOSA | Suspended 120 feet in the air from a crane’s cable, the steeple for the new Elizabeth Baptist Church stood out against the blue sky, grabbing the attention of people passing below. 4224
October 29th, 2009
Fiery Langford blames media - By Jason Morton Staff Writer

After his conviction on all 60 counts in his federal corruption trial Wednesday, former Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford defiantly blamed the media. 4223
October 29th, 2009
Closing arguments open in Birmingham mayor's trial -

TUSCALOOSA (AP) - Attorneys have begun closing arguments in the federal bribery trial of Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford. U.S. District Judge Scott Coogler said jury deliberations would begin after the closing arguments and final instructions Wednesday at the courthouse in Tuscaloosa. 4222
October 28th, 2009
Residents begin lining up for swine flu vaccinations - By Lydia Seabol Avant Staff Writer

About 50 people stood in line early this morning to get their H1N1 vaccines at the Tuscaloosa County Health Clinic, including infants, children and pregnant women. 4221
October 28th, 2009
AROUND TOWN: October 28 -

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October 28th, 2009
Officer arrested in assault -

DOTHAN | A Duke University police officer has been arrested and charged with raping an Alabama woman. The Dothan Eagle reports Tuesday that 37-year-old Webster Delenn Simmons of Rougemont, N.C., is being held on $120,000 bond. 4219
October 28th, 2009
Nominations sought for Chamber award -

The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama is seeking nominations for the annual Robert C. Tanner Corporate Service Award to honor volunteer, charitable, philanthropic, and civic service and leadership by a local business, industry or institution. 4218
October 28th, 2009
Two on ‘Most Wanted’ list captured -

Two people from the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office’s “Most Wanted” list have been caught. 4217
October 28th, 2009
Brave cast sweeps audience back to the '60s - By Mark Hughes Cobb Staff Writer

Forty years after the '60s, what's the point? We're still in an unpopular war or two; but there's no draft. Poor people are still fighting, but because they signed up for paychecks and benefits, not because their daddy didn't have connections. Students today care about war, but they don't have as many reasons to fear as hippies did. 4216
October 28th, 2009
Tuscaloosa businessman says his hat was never out of the ring - Staff report

Tuscaloosa businessman Eddison Walters said Tuesday he “just now” filed qualification papers with the Federal Election Commission to run in the Democratic Party primary for the nomination for Congress from Alabama’s 7th Congressional District. 4215
October 28th, 2009
Women’s center at UA focuses on breast cancer - By Whitney Hobson Special to the Tuscaloosa News

The University of Alabama has recently been overtaken by a tide of pink. 4214
October 28th, 2009
Halloween precautions urged to prevent swine flu - By Lydia Seabol Avant Staff Writer

Every Halloween, health-care providers urge parents to take certain safety precautions: Children should never trick-or-treat alone, candy should be inspected to ensure it hasn’t been tampered with, and reflective tape should be used on costumes and candy containers. 4213
October 28th, 2009
Author describes state of politics - By Wayne Grayson Staff Writer

Peaceful coexistence, Southern style. 4212
October 28th, 2009
Police: Shooting linked to drugs - By Stephanie Taylor Staff Writer

An alleged dispute over a drug deal led to the shooting that disrupted the busy lunchtime traffic around 15th Street on Oct. 20, authorities said. 4211
October 28th, 2009
Riley memo targets ‘pass-through pork’ - By Adam Jones Staff Writer

When elected officials try to funnel money through the state’s universities, Gov. Bob Riley wants to know about it. 4210
October 28th, 2009
School uses reading program to help local community - By Tiffany Stanton Special to The Tuscaloosa News

Arcadia Elementary school’s newest reading program is not for its students. It’s a storytime for children who don’t yet go to the school, and even for those who never will. 4209
October 28th, 2009
Bond issue clears hurdle - By Robert DeWitt Senior Writer

The Tuscaloosa City Council Finance Committee voted to move ahead with an $8.5 million bond issue rather than waiting a year as Mayor Walt Maddox recommended. 4208
October 28th, 2009
Alabama on top 10 jobless list - By Phillip Rawls The Associated Press

Alabama has earned a spot on a Top Ten list it didn't want. 4207
October 28th, 2009
Defense rests in Langford corruption trial - By Jason Morton Staff Writer

With testimony in Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford’s federal corruption trial ending on Tuesday, attorneys will present closing arguments this morning at 9 a.m. 4206
October 28th, 2009
Vaccines target high-risk groups - By Lydia Seabol Avant Staff Writer

County health departments across the state will begin administering the H1N1 vaccine to targeted high-risk groups today. 4205
October 28th, 2009
Triumph over tumor marked by meeting Julio Jones - By Chase Goodbread Sports Writer

Nothing about the bump on Charlie Hamilton’s head looked like the greatest blessing of his 7-year-old life. It was. 4204
October 28th, 2009
Swine flu adds additional scare to Halloween - By Lydia Seabol Avant Staff Writer

Every Halloween, health-care providers urge parents to take certain safety precautions. But this year, there is something else parents should think about: the H1N1 “swine flu” virus. 4203
October 27th, 2009
Around Town: October 27 -

TUESDAY ARTS Terrific Tuesday Concert: 1:15 p.m. in the Alabama Power Recital Hall at Shelton State Community College, 9500 Old Greensboro Road. Featuring University of Alabama student pianists. Free. Call 205-391-2277. 4202
October 27th, 2009
Counties to begin giving out swine flu vaccine - By Lydia Seabol Avant Staff Writer

County health departments across the state will begin administering the H1N1 vaccine to targeted high-risk groups tomorrow. 4201
October 27th, 2009
Defense begins case in trial of Birmingham mayor - Jay Reeves,Associated Press Writer

Lawyers for Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford began calling witnesses in his federal corruption trial Tuesday as they tried to scuttle a prosecution case that depicted him as a corrupt shopaholic who owes more than $77,000 in taxes. 4200
October 27th, 2009
Highland Oaks Drive closed -

TUSCALOOSA | Highland Oaks Drive between 35th Street and Fifth Avenue will remain closed through 3:30 p.m. Wednesday while a storm sewer pipe is replaced. 4199
October 27th, 2009
Aerospace Alliance takes off -

BAY MINETTE | Alabama Gov. Bob Riley, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal announced the launch of the Aerospace Alliance before hundreds of supporters at Faulkner State Community College in Bay Minette on Monday. The alliance is designed to create an aerospace and aviation corridor from Panama City, Fla., to... 4198
October 27th, 2009
Alabama National Guard unit going to Afghanistan -

National Guard unit is preparing to begin a mission in Afghanistan. About 270 soldiers with the Birmingham-based 135th Expeditionary Sustainment Command will have a send-off ceremony on Saturday. 4197
October 27th, 2009
Moundville man dies in motorcycle wreck -

MOUNDVILLE | Alabama State Troopers are investigating a motorcycle wreck that claimed the life of a Moundville man Sunday night. Troopers said Benjamin Mitchell, 34, died after the 10:30 p.m. wreck on Hale County Road 44, about two miles east of Alabama Highway 69. Additional details were not available Monday afternoon. 4196
October 27th, 2009
Judge rules that Walker County electronic bingo halls are illegal - The Associated Press

A judge ruled Monday that bingo halls in Walker County that use electronic player stations are illegal and has ordered the halls to shut down immediately. 4195
October 27th, 2009
Gordo man found dead in vehicle - By Jason Morton Staff Writer

Gordo police believe a man found dead in a wrecked vehicle this weekend was the victim of an accidental gunshot wound. 4194
October 27th, 2009
Ex-judge cleared of sex abuse charges - By Phillip Rawls The Associated Press

A former Alabama judge was cleared Monday of charges that he spanked and sexually abused male inmates. 4193
October 27th, 2009
Hillcrest sax player to join Army group for performance - By Ashley Boyd Staff Writer

When the U.S. Army Field Band’s Jazz Ambassadors, one of the nation’s top jazz ensembles, take the stage in Tuscaloosa, they will be joined by a musician who is a little more familiar to the audience. 4192
October 27th, 2009
3 DEA agents among 14 Americans dead - By Robert H. Reid and Heidi Vogt The Associated Press

A U.S. military helicopter crashed Monday while returning from the scene of a firefight with suspected Taliban drug traffickers in western Afghanistan, killing 10 Americans including three DEA agents in a not-so-noticed war within a war. 4191
October 27th, 2009
Developer changes plans after lawsuit - By Patrick Rupinski Staff Writer

Inside Bryant-Denny Stadium, teams fight for every yard. 4190
October 27th, 2009
Plan for Foster memorial irks some at UA - By Adam Jones Staff Writer

Although it's been seven months since the renovation of Foster Auditorium was announced, details on how University of Alabama administrators will commemorate the building's civil rights history have been largely a mystery. 4189
October 27th, 2009
Witness: Mayor had $240K in card debt, $92K in car loans - By Jay Reeves The Associated Press

Testimony in the corruption trial of Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford portrayed his personal finances as a disaster area Monday, with scant assets and liabilities of about $650,000, including nearly $240,000 in credit card debt. 4188
October 27th, 2009
Police Blotter: October 25 -

Arrests Friday Mark Anthony Long, 31, 1000 block of 37th Avenue Northeast, was charged with possession of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $15,000. Saturday 4187
October 26th, 2009
CALENDAR: Community Events -

COMMUNITY EVENTS TODAY Tuscaloosa Group Alcoholics Anonymous: 9:30 a.m., open discussion nonsmoking; noon, closed discussion; 4:15 p.m., closed discussion, nonsmoking; and 8 p.m., closed discussion, 2025 Jack Warner Parkway. Call 205-759-2497. Al-Anon: 3 and 8 p.m., 2025 Jack Warner Parkway. 4186
October 26th, 2009
Police Blotter: October 26 -

Arrests Saturday Steven Ingram, 33, 12800 block of Gooden Drive, was charged with possession of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $1,000. Jason Christopher Wade, 38, 600 block of County Road 83, Berry, was charged with attempted possession of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $3,000. Sunday 4185
October 26th, 2009
Around Town: October 26 - compiled by news assistant Peggy Skelton

ARTS University of Alabama Honor Choir Concert: 6 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Moody Music Building, on the UA campus. Free. Call 205-348-7111. 4184
October 26th, 2009
Evidence: Birmingham mayor denied getting gifts - Jay Reeves, Associated Press Writer

Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford denied under oath in 2007 that an investment banker who pleaded guilty to bribery lavished him with items from high-priced New York stores, evidence at his federal corruption trial showed Monday. 4183
October 26th, 2009
Witness: Birmingham mayor had $240K in card debt - Jay Reeves, Associated Press Writer

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Testimony in the corruption trial of Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford portrayed his personal finances as a disaster area Monday, with scant assets and liabilities of about $650,000, including nearly $240,000 in credit card debt. 4182
October 26th, 2009
UA to present plans to memorialize Foster's history - By Adam Jones Staff Writer

Although it’s been seven months since the renovation of Foster Auditorium was announced, the details on how University of Alabama administrators will commemorate the building’s civil rights history has been largely a mystery. 4181
October 26th, 2009
Shoot-out suspect released from DCH facing charges -

TUSCALOOSA | One of the men involved in a shoot-out off 15th Street last week now faces criminal charges after his release from DCH Regional Medical Center. 4180
October 26th, 2009
From A to Zip City, Ala. has odd place names - By Trevor Stokes TimesDaily

FLORENCE | The speed limit in Zip City is a modest 45 mph. Burnout has a volunteer fire department. Welcome to the strange world of community names. Whether you’re staying Active or Hopeful, feeling Normal or Cluttsville, or striving for Equality or Reform - many communities and some towns across Alabama have head-scratching names. 4179
October 26th, 2009
Five Ala. women to receive honor - By Ashley Boyd Staff Writer

Five Alabama women will be inducted in the Southern Rural Black Women’s Hall of Fame next month. “What we look for are women in the African-American community who have made contributions to their communities,” said Tania Burger, the organization’s coordinator of communications and development. 4178
October 26th, 2009
No evidence found for riverfront battle - By Lydia Seabol Avant Staff Writer

NORTHPORT | It has been speculated a battle between the Creek and Choctaw Indians took place along the Northport riverfront in the early 1800s, a brutal conflict that left more than 47 people dead. 4177
October 26th, 2009
Athlete runs to benefit UA’s arboretum - By Christi Cowan Special to The Tuscaloosa News

When Nick Sella leaves his house early Halloween morning to go running, it will be for a mission: to earn money for the University of Alabama Arboretum. Sella is an ultra marathon runner, an athlete who runs distances longer than 26.2 miles, the length of a standard marathon. On Oct. 31, he will run 50 miles in support of the arboretum. 4176
October 26th, 2009
Dothan quilt show honors heritage - By Peggy Ussery The Dothan Eagle

As a little girl, Adele Kuszmaul crawled under the quilting frames whenever her mother would work on a quilt. It’s her earliest memory of how she started making her own quilts. 4175
October 26th, 2009
Health insurance industry not so profitable - By Calvin Woodward The Associated Press

WASHINGTON | Quick quiz: What do these enterprises have in common? Farm and construction machinery, Tupperware, the railroads, Hershey sweets, Yum food brands and Yahoo? Answer: They’re all more profitable than the health insurance industry. 4174
October 26th, 2009
Bill Gates sways government dollars toward education - By Libby Quaid and Donna Blankinship The Associated Press

WASHINGTON | The real secretary of education, the joke goes, is Bill Gates. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has been the biggest player by far in the school reform movement, spending about $200 million a year on grants to elementary and secondary education. 4173
October 26th, 2009
Sewell leads fundraising - By Tommy Stevenson Associate Editor

TUSCALOOSA | The amount of money raised for a political campaign is not necessarily a reliable predictor of how that campaign turns out. But it is a closely watched metric in the early days of a political race, especially one that promises to be as wide open as the contest to replace U.S. Rep. Artur Davis in Congress. 4172
October 26th, 2009
Car bombings target government in Baghdad; at least 147 killed - By Rebecca Santana The Associated Press

BAGHDAD | A pair of suicide car bombings Sunday devastated the heart of Iraq’s capital, killing at least 147 people in the country’s deadliest attack in more than two years. The bombs targeted two government buildings and called into question Iraq’s ability to protect its people as U.S. forces withdraw. 4171
October 26th, 2009
Tailgaters honor memory of absent member Worm Christian - By Wayne Grayson Staff Writer

TUSCALOOSA | They showed up at 7 a.m., just like they do every gameday Saturday. They pulled the tents and other equipment from the old school bus Worm Christian bought for a steal at $2,500. 4170
October 25th, 2009
Some state tax refunds still unpaid - By Dana Beyerle Montgomery Bureau Chief

Revenue officials say all refunds should be paid by end of October 4169
October 25th, 2009
Parents settle suits against hospital - The Associated Press

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October 25th, 2009
Florida No. 1 again in AP Poll, 'Bama falls to 2nd - Ralph D. Russo, AP College Football Writer

Florida regained the top spot Sunday in The Associated Press poll from Alabama, which was ranked No. 1 for a week ahead of the Gators. 4167
October 25th, 2009
Around Town 10/25 -

SUNDAY ARTS Pickin’ and Grinnin’ jam session: 2 p.m. at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6022 and Ladies Auxiliary, 7001 University Blvd. E., Cottondale. Free. Bring your instrument and join in, sing or just listen. Call 205-553-8040 after 3 p.m. 4166
October 25th, 2009
Charity walk will raise money to fight incurable disease - By Wayne Grayson Staff Writer

Raising a child with spinal muscular atrophy has had a major impact on the lives of Jennifer and Jason Patrick. The No. 1 genetic killer of children younger than 2, SMA has no cure. The Patricks admit there have been dark moments in little Logan’s life. 4165
October 25th, 2009
Ghost Stories - By Mark Hughes Cobb Staff Writer

Believers in ghosts imagine incorporeal spirits, souls of those who have died with a sense of incompletion, unfinished business. Or the souls of those who lived and died in sorrow and horror. 4164
October 25th, 2009
Indian Hills Country Club marks 50th anniversary - By Wayne Grayson Staff Writer

Just more than 50 years ago, before the rolling landscape upon which Indian Hills Country Club now stands was turned into plush greens, it was a blank canvas for two men to dream about. 4163
October 25th, 2009
Cody's 2 blocked kicks lift Tide past Vols -

Cody blocked a 44-yard field-goal attempt on the final play, his second blocked field goal in the fourth quarter, and the Crimson Tide escaped with a 12-10 victory over rival Tennessee on Saturday. 4162
October 24th, 2009
Blues event venue changes -

TUSCALOOSA | The venue has changed for an event that will be held Sunday to benefit the Alabama Blues Project. “Live Blues!” will be at Little Willie’s, 2209 Fourth St. A calendar item on Page 14D in Friday’s Tusk section listed the event at a different location. The venue changed after Tusk was printed. 4161
October 24th, 2009
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