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Around Town 1/31 -

SUNDAY ARTS Triton Brass Quintet: 2 p.m. in the Moody Music Building, 810 Second Ave. on the University of Alabama campus. The performance is part of the UA School of Music’s 2009-10 Celebrity Series. Tickets are $22 and $15 for general audience and $7 for students. Call 205-348-7111. 5626
January 31st, 2010
Watchdog: Bailouts have created more risk - By Daniel Wagner and Alan Zibel The Associated Press

The government’s response to the financial meltdown has made it more likely the United States will face a deeper crisis in the future, an independent watchdog at the Treasury Department warned. 5625
January 31st, 2010
South gets blanketed in ice and snow - By Erik Schelzig The Associated Press

A storm that blanketed the South with snow Saturday had children eager to sled down hills, while grown-ups were warned to stay off slippery roads as officials worked to clear a mess of wrecks and downed power lines. 5624
January 31st, 2010
LEND A HAND: Panther Clawset helps needy students at Brookwood High - By Wayne Grayson Staff Writer

In little more than a month, a program huge in ambition has quietly taken off at Brookwood High School. The Panther Clawset has turned what once was a storage closet for office supplies into a place for needy students and their families to pick up canned items, toys and clothes; all for free. 5623
January 31st, 2010
Ironworks betting on resurgence - By Thomas Spencer The Birmingham News

When Tannehill Ironworks State Historical Park was created 40 years ago, it was an obscure spot far from town, its massive stone furnaces reclaimed by the wilderness after being burned during the Civil War. 5622
January 31st, 2010
UA expands overseas study opportunities - By Ashley Boyd Staff Writer

The University of Alabama has increased its international exchange opportunities this year by adding several new international study programs. 5621
January 31st, 2010
New leaders guide local political parties - By Tommy Stevenson Associate Editor

The Tuscaloosa County Republican and Democratic parties are facing a big 2010 election year with new leadership at the helms of both parties. 5620
January 31st, 2010
School counselor creates board game - By Jamon Smith Staff Writer

Two years ago, Myrtlewood Elementary School guidance counselor Poppy Moon was in a kindergarten class when a student passed gas. 5619
January 31st, 2010
Surveyor works to find original Florida-Alabama line - By Robert DeWitt Senior Writer

On the maps, the line between Alabama and Florida appears as a bold black line. There are signs on the highways marking the spots where cars cross from one state into the other. 5618
January 31st, 2010
Four new members feel the pressure as Tuscaloosa city school board tackles controversial issues - By Jamon Smith Staff Writer

Tuscaloosa City Board of Education member Marvin Lucas stared at the ground, his hands placed on both sides of his head. 5617
January 31st, 2010
AROUND TOWN: January 30 -

SATURDAY ARTS Church Music Conference choir concert: 4:30 p.m. in the Moody Music Building, 810 Second Ave., on the the University of Alabama campus. COMMUNITY 5616
January 30th, 2010
T-Town and Around: Video used to solve stolen school bus case -

Sheriff’s deputies from Tuscaloosa County used surveillance video from Brookwood Middle School to track down two men suspected of stealing a school bus last weekend. 5615
January 30th, 2010
Suggestions to send FEMA trailers to Haiti stir up immense backlash - By Carly Everson The Associated Press

The trailer industry and lawmakers are pressing the government to send Haiti thousands of potentially formaldehyde-laced trailers left over from Hurricane Katrina — an idea denounced by some as a crass and self-serving attempt to dump inferior American products on the poor. 5614
January 30th, 2010
In 37 minutes, abortion doctor’s killer found guilty - By Maria Sudekum Fisher The Associated Press

Scott Roeder had no intention of apologizing for gunning down one of the only doctors in the nation who offered late-term abortions. He certainly wouldn’t show remorse. 5613
January 30th, 2010
Toyota sends new gas pedals to plants first - By Tom Krisher The Associated Press

Toyota is sending new gas pedal systems to its factories rather than its dealership service departments, The Associated Press learned Friday. The move angered some dealers who say they should get the parts to take care of the millions of car owners whose accelerators may stick. 5612
January 30th, 2010
Conference puts focus on kids’ needs - By Ashley Boyd Staff Writer

John Croyle, Linda Tilly and Stephen Black will be among the many children’s advocates addressing the fourth annual Doing What Matters for Tuscaloosa’s Children conference Monday. 5611
January 30th, 2010
Police believe man part of multistate credit fraud scheme - By Wayne Grayson Staff Writer

Police believe a man arrested Friday after he tried to use a stolen credit card at Sam’s Club on Skyland Boulevard is linked to a multistate credit card fraud scheme. 5610
January 30th, 2010
Five paintings to depict key plays in Tide’s 2009 season - By Eryn Phillips Special to The Tuscaloosa News

Sports artist Daniel Moore earned his reputation among Alabama football fans by capturing a single moment on canvas that defines an entire season. 5609
January 30th, 2010
Officials explore options for new Bryce - By Dana Beyerle Montgomery Bureau Chief

Alabama mental health commissioner John Houston said Friday he will soon seek a project coordinator and architectural bids for a new Bryce Hospital in Tuscaloosa. 5608
January 30th, 2010
Contestants praise portrayal of courage in ‘Mockingbird’ - By Ashley Boyd Staff Writer

Pulitzer Prize-winner Rick Bragg filled in for Harper Lee at the ninth annual “To Kill a Mockingbird” high school essay contest awards ceremony Friday at Smith Hall on the University of Alabama campus. 5607
January 30th, 2010
Sumter sheriff to leave office - By Jason Morton Staff Writer

Sumter County Sheriff Johnny Hatter has announced he will not seek re-election to the post he has held since 1994. Hatter's term ends in January 2011. 5606
January 30th, 2010
Tide players to receive three rings - By Chase Goodbread Sports Writer

University of Alabama football players will receive three rings to commemorate their accomplishments during the 2009 season, one for winning the Southeastern Conference Championship, one from the Bowl Championship Series for its national championship and a third ring provided by UA. 5605
January 30th, 2010
Bingo hall raids blocked again - By Dana Beyerle Montgomery Bureau Chief

The machines at Greenetrack are illegal gambling machines and the bingo hall can expect to be raided if they continue to operate, said Gov. Bob Riley's newly appointed gambling task force commander after he attempted to raid two other bingo halls early Friday morning. 5604
January 30th, 2010
State troopers attempt raids on gambling operations - Phillip Rawls, The Associated Press

Hundreds of state police who gathered in the dark early Friday to raid two multimillion-dollar bingo operations in Alabama pulled out after lawyers scrambled to block the seizure of thousands of electronic bingo machines. 5603
January 29th, 2010
Students converge on UA for annual essay contest - By Ashley Boyd Staff writer

Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Bragg filled in for Harper Lee at the ninth annual “To Kill a Mockingbird” high school essay contest today at Smith Hall on the University of Alabama campus. 5602
January 29th, 2010
Tyson: Greenetrack must remove illegal machines - By Dana Beyerle Montgomery Bureau Chief

Newly appointed gambling task force commander John Tyson said Greenetrack can expect to be raided if it doesn't remove any illegal electronic machines. 5601
January 29th, 2010
Freezing rain, sleet expected to hit north Alabama -

Heavy rain is possible across some west Alabama counties this afternoon, but freezing rain and sleet should remain to the north, according to the National Weather Service in Birmingham. 5600
January 29th, 2010
Around town 1/29 -

FRIDAY ARTS Church Music Conference Organ Concert: 7:30 p.m. in the Moody Music Building, 810 Second Ave., on the University of Alabama campus. Opera Birmingham's 'Aida': 7:30 p.m. at the Wright Center on the Samford University campus, presented by the Stillman Choir and Opera Birmingham. 5599
January 29th, 2010
Literacy Council picks leadership team -

The Literacy Council of West Alabama elected the 2010 leadership team during the board of directors meeting on Wednesday. The new officers are: 5598
January 29th, 2010
Witt sees enrollment growth on horizon - By Adam Jones Staff Writer

TUSCALOOSA | The University of Alabama expects to see a record number of applications for admission next fall, along with continued enrollment growth, President Robert Witt said Thursday. 5597
January 29th, 2010
Ala. Senate beats Riley on teacher ethics bill - By Phillip Rawls The Associated Press

MONTGOMERY | Democrats in the Alabama Senate overrode Republican Gov. Bob Riley on Thursday in a partisan political battle over teacher ethics, which could benefit both sides in this year's legislative elections. 5596
January 29th, 2010
Bra decorating contest gains attention online - By Lydia Seabol Avant Staff Writer

TUSCALOOSA | The “Bras for a Cause” bra decorating contest at the DCH Cancer Center has generated more attention and support than planners thought the fledgling fundraiser would — largely due to the social networking site Facebook. 5595
January 29th, 2010
Future of activity center in question - By Jason Morton Staff Writer

With projections indicating that the start-up and first-year operating costs of a new public library branch could add up to about $1.3 million, the Tuscaloosa County Commission now is hesitating on a vote to proceed with the Faucett Brothers Park activity center. 5594
January 29th, 2010
Speaker gives kids a voice - By Jamon Smith Staff Writer

COTTONDALE | One of the first things that award-winning speaker, author, professor, and educational consultant Joe Martin told a crowd of about 100 parents and educators Thursday was that he isn’t one of them. 5593
January 29th, 2010
Fixes being cranked out in massive Toyota recall - By Tom Krisher and Ken Thomas The Associated Press

DETROIT | Toyota has begun shipping parts to fix the faulty gas pedals that led to a still-expanding recall and an unprecedented decision to stop selling and building some of its top-selling models, but it still could not say Thursday when millions of its drivers would get their cars fixed. 5592
January 29th, 2010
SGA trip provokes campus outcry - By Adam Jones Staff Writer

TUSCALOOSA | University of Alabama officials and some student leaders say no rules were broken at a Student Government Association-sponsored charity event that provoked an outcry on campus. 5591
January 29th, 2010
Noted art collector dies in Ga. - The Associated Press

ATLANTA | Paul R. Jones, a collector of African-American art who donated troves of works to universities in Delaware and Alabama, has died. He was 81. 5590
January 29th, 2010
New Saban statue could debut at A-Day game - By Chase Goodbread Sports Writer

Work for a statue of University of Alabama coach Nick Saban commemorating the Crimson Tide’s fifth national championship coach has already begun... 5589
January 29th, 2010
'Catcher in the Rye' author J.D. Salinger dies - Hillel, Italie, The Associated Press

J.D. Salinger, the legendary author, youth hero and fugitive from fame whose "The Catcher in the Rye" shocked and inspired a world he increasingly shunned, has died. He was 91. 5588
January 28th, 2010
Future of new library, rec center in question - By Jason Morton Staff writer

With projections indicating that the start-up and first-year operating costs of a new public library branch could total up to $1.3 million, the Tuscaloosa County Commission now is hesitating on a vote to proceed with the Faucett Brothers Park activity center. 5587
January 28th, 2010
Art collector Paul R. Jones dies in Atlanta -

Paul R. Jones, who built one of the largest collections of 20th century African-American art, has died in Atlanta. He was 81. 5586
January 28th, 2010
Around town 1/28 -

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. Leadership Alabam 5585
January 28th, 2010
Feb. 9 event offers free heart health screenings -

TUSCALOOSA | Free heart health screenings will be offered Feb. 9 at the Bryant Conference Center as part of the “Free Heart Health at any Age” event. The event is open to the public, and no registration is necessary. 5584
January 28th, 2010
Property rights group objects to nuisance rules - By Jason Morton Staff Writer

TUSCALOOSA | Tuscaloosa County Commissioners heard an earful on Wednesday from residents who got rowdy during a public hearing on two proposed nuisance ordinances. 5583
January 28th, 2010
Senate leader won’t retire after all - By Phillip Rawls The Associated Press

MONTGOMERY | One of Alabama’s most influential legislators, Senate budget committee chairman Hank Sanders of Selma, changed his mind about retiring and announced Wednesday that he will run for an eighth term this year. 5582
January 28th, 2010
Hat could hold clue in bank robbery - By Stephanie Taylor Staff Writer

TUSCALOOSA | A man who robbed the same bank three different times last year wore a hat that investigators hope will help identify him. FBI and Tuscaloosa police investigators believe the same man robbed the Indian Hills branch of Cadence Bank in April, August and October. 5581
January 28th, 2010
Nurses rally to restore state funding - By Dana Beyerle Montgomery Bureau Chief

MONTGOMERY | Hundreds of professional nurses, nursing instructors and students rallied Wednesday on the steps of the State House, advocating changes in oversight and the restoration of $2.5 million that was stripped from their trust fund to help balance state budgets. 5580
January 28th, 2010
Strip Teas to close Sunday - By Patrick Rupinski Staff Writer

Strip Teas and Coffee, a coffee shop and cafe on the Strip, will serve its last cup of joe on Sunday night. 5579
January 28th, 2010
Embattled Obama declares in speech, 'I don't quit' - JENNIFER LOVEN AP White House Correspondent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring "I don't quit," President Barack Obama fought to recharge his embattled presidency with a State of the Union vow to get jobless millions back to work and stand on the side of Americans angry at Wall Street greed and Washington bickering. Defiant despite stinging setbacks, he said he would fight on for ambitious... 5578
January 28th, 2010
Cafeteria closing leaves Stillman students hungry - By Stephanie Taylor Staff Writer

TUSCALOOSA | Some students at Stillman College are angry after the Alabama Department of Public Health closed their cafeteria last week. The cafeteria was closed after a health inspector determined the cafeteria did not have an adequate hot water supply for workers to wash their hands and keep items sanitized. 5577
January 28th, 2010
New Era closes Demopolis plant; 351 jobs cut - By Patrick Rupinski Staff Writer

The economy in West Alabama took a major hit Wednesday when New Era Cap Co. announced plans to permanently close its Demopolis plant in the spring, putting 351 people out of work. 5576
January 28th, 2010
Apple's Jobs unveils 'intimate' $499 iPad tablet - Jessica Mintz and Rachel Metz, The Associated Press

Apple Inc. will sell the newly unveiled tablet-style iPad starting at $499, a price tag far below the $1,000 that some analysts were expecting. 5575
January 27th, 2010
New Era Cap Co. plans to close Demopolis plant - By Patrick Rupinski, Staff Writer

The Buffalo, N.Y.-based company closed its Jackson plant last year and said in November that it would further consolidate its manufacturing at one of its two remaining locations, ultimately choosing Derby, N.Y. 5574
January 27th, 2010
Parents ask legislators to honor PACT contracts -

More than a dozen parents, students and other Alabama residents have urged a Legislative committee to insure that contracts for Alabama's prepaid college tuition program are honored. 5573
January 27th, 2010
Strip Teas to close University Boulevard location - By Patrick Rupinski Staff Writer

Strip Teas and Coffee, a coffee shop and cafe on the Strip, will serve its last cup of joe Sunday night. The coffee house at 1103 University Blvd., will then close, at least temporarily. 5572
January 27th, 2010
Missing woman is found -

A woman who had been reported missing two weeks ago was found safe Tuesday night. 5571
January 27th, 2010
AROUND TOWN: January 27 -

WEDNESDAY GOVERNMENT Tuscaloosa County Commission: 9 a.m. in the first-floor meeting room at the Tuscaloosa County Courthouse, 714 Greensboro Ave. Call 205-349-3870. THURSDAY ARTS 5570
January 27th, 2010
Fugitive arrested after nine years on the run -

TUSCALOOSA | Authorities on Tuesday arrested a man who has been wanted for nine years on rape, sexual abuse and drug charges. 5569
January 27th, 2010
Deputies recover stolen Brookwood bus -

TUSCALOOSA | Sheriff’s deputies recovered a school bus that was stolen from Brookwood Middle School over the weekend. 5568
January 27th, 2010
Police searching for missing Holt woman -

TUSCALOOSA | Police are looking for a woman who has been missing from her home in Holt for two weeks. The boyfriend of Tenessa Lee Smith, 26, reported her missing on Jan. 12, said Officer Brent Blankley, Tuscaloosa police spokesman. She has no other family in the area, he said. Police have no leads on where she could be. 5567
January 27th, 2010
House incumbent plans to run for second term - By Tommy Stevenson Associate Editor

State Rep. Alan Harper will seek a second term representing District 61 in the Alabama Legislature. Harper, a Democrat, announced his candidacy Tuesday in Montgomery, where the Legislature is in session. 5566
January 27th, 2010
City plans to close small bridge - By Robert DeWitt Senior Writer

City officials plan to change the traffic flow through the Forest Lake neighborhood by closing a bridge and turning another street into a cul-de-sac. 5565
January 27th, 2010
Rogers’ attorneys expect exoneration - By Adam Jones Staff Writer

Attorneys for former Shelton State Community College president Rick Rogers said they will “vigorously defend” him against charges of theft and expect him to be exonerated. 5564
January 27th, 2010
Survey attempts to count number of homeless - By Lydia Seabol Avant Staff Writer

Local shelters, soup kitchens and wooded areas are being scoured this week in an attempt to count the number of homeless people living in Tuscaloosa County. 5563
January 27th, 2010
Local residents eager to hear economic plans - By Wayne Grayson Staff Writer

Several folks in the Tuscaloosa area expressed great interest in tonight's State of the Union address, with some of the same major issues facing the country when President Barack Obama was sworn in a year ago lingering on their minds. 5562
January 27th, 2010
Obama's speech to tout plans to revive economy - By Jennifer Loven The Associated Press

President Barack Obama will try to pivot past rocky times for the nation and himself tonight in his first State of the Union address, offering a skeptical public repackaged plans to energize the economy, stem a tide of red ink and strengthen anti-terror defenses. 5561
January 27th, 2010
Landfill owners file bankruptcy - By Jason Morton Staff Writer

A bankruptcy filing has halted any threat of legal action against the operators of a Perry County landfill that has been receiving shipments of toxin-laden coal ash that spilled from a Tennessee power plant in 2008. 5560
January 27th, 2010
Levey's contrat renewed - By Jamon Smith Staff Writer

In an emotionally charged meeting with more than 100 people in attendance, the Tuscaloosa City Board of Education approved the renewal of City Schools Superintendent Joyce Levey’s contract for another year in a 6-to-2 vote. 5559
January 27th, 2010
School board votes to renew Levey's contract -

Tuscaloosa City Schools Superintendent Joyce Levey will remain the superintendent of the school system for at least one more year. 5558
January 26th, 2010
Former Shelton State president denies charges - By Adam Jones Staff Writer

Attorneys for Rick Rogers said they will “vigorously defend” charges of theft brought against the former president of Shelton State Community College. 5557
January 26th, 2010
A-Day set for April 17 - From staff reports

The University of Alabama has set its annual A-Day Game for Saturday, April 17, at Bryant-Denny Stadium. 5556
January 26th, 2010
Police seek missing Holt woman - Staff report

TUSCALOOSA | Police are looking for a woman who has been missing from her home in Holt for two weeks. 5555
January 26th, 2010
AROUND TOWN: January 25 -

MONDAY ARTS Double Exposure Juried Photography Exhibit: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, through Feb. 26, and during Bama Theatre events, 600 Greensboro Ave. Free. Call 205-758-5195. 5554
January 26th, 2010
AROUND TOWN: January 26 -

TUESDAY ARTS Faculty recital with Osiris J. Molina, clarinet: 7:30 p.m. in the Moody Music Building on the University of Alabama campus. 5553
January 26th, 2010
21st Avenue to be closed for water main repair -

Tuscaloosa Water Works will close 21st Avenue between Eighth and Ninth streets from 2 p.m. today to 11 a.m. Wednesday because of a ruptured water main. The Tuscaloosa Department of Transportation advises that 35th Avenue between Sixth Street and Ormand Street will be closed from 7 a.m. today until 3 p.m. Thursday for valley gutter replacement. 5552
January 26th, 2010
Riley plans to veto teacher ethics resolution -

MONTGOMERY | Gov. Bob Riley plans to veto a resolution passed by the Legislature that blocks a teacher code of ethics. The Alabama House and Senate passed a resolution Jan. 14 rejecting the code of ethics. Riley announced Monday that he plans a ceremony today at the Capitol to veto the resolution. 5551
January 26th, 2010
County schools seeking students with disabilities -

TUSCALOOSA | The Tuscaloosa County School System is searching for students with disabilities or who are suspected of having disabilities who may need special education services. 5550
January 26th, 2010
19-year-old arrested in Alabama A&M shooting -

HUNTSVILLE | Police have arrested a 19-year-old Mobile man in a shooting that left three Alabama A&M students with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds Sunday morning. Huntsville Police Department have charged Christopher J. Lofton with three counts of attempted murder. 5549
January 26th, 2010
USDA awarding $310 million for broadband projects - By Joelle Tessler The Associated Press

The Agriculture Department is handing out nearly $310 million in stimulus money to bring high-speed Internet connections to 14 rural communities around the country. 5548
January 26th, 2010
Members picket SCLC conference - By Robbie Brown N.Y. Times News Service

Several dozen members of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the civil rights group founded by the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., gathered from around the country in Atlanta on Monday to demand the resignations of two board members accused of financial and ethical violations. 5547
January 26th, 2010
DCH’s ‘free care’ down for 2nd year - By Lydia Seabol Avant Staff Writer

DCH Health System spends millions of dollars on treating patients who either can’t or won’t pay their medical bills every year. 5546
January 26th, 2010
Officials warn of possible floods - By Stephanie Taylor Staff Writer

Water levels are high in Lake Tuscaloosa and the Black Warrior River, prompting officials to warn residents of possible flooding. 5545
January 26th, 2010
Anti-gambling task force gets new commander - By Dana Beyerle Montgomery Bureau Chief

Gov. Bob Riley on Monday appointed a new head of his illegal gambling task force, who said there could be civil and criminal investigations of Alabama’s bingo venues. 5544
January 26th, 2010
Girls may learn math anxiety from female teachers - By Randolph E. Schmid The Associated Press

Little girls may learn to fear math from the women who are their earliest teachers. Despite gains in recent years, women still trail men in some areas of math achievement, and the question of why has provoked controversy. 5543
January 26th, 2010
Two arrested in college scandal - By Stephanie Taylor Staff Writer

Two former Shelton State Community College administrators face federal felony charges related to the long-running scandal in the state’s two-year college system. 5542
January 26th, 2010
Residents protest Levey's nomination - By Jamon Smith Staff Writer

Several Tuscaloosa residents don't approve of City Schools Superintendent Joyce Levey being a finalist for National Superintendent of the Year, and they've made their position clear by sending letters saying she doesn't deserve it to the American Association of School Administrators. 5541
January 26th, 2010
‘Critical to our community' - By Lydia Seabol Avant Staff Writer

Thousands of people could have new jobs in West Alabama in the coming months, helping gather information for the 2010 U.S. Census. 5540
January 26th, 2010
Former Shelton State president, dean, arrested on theft charges - By Stephanie Taylor Staff Writer

Two former Shelton State College administrators face felony federal charges related to the long-running scandal in the state's two-year college system. Former Shelton State President Rick Rogers, 51, and Karen Van Luvender, 48, the school's former dean of business services, were arrested today. 5539
January 25th, 2010
The number of patients seeking 'free care' is down for second straight year - By Lydia Seabol Avant Staff Writer

DCH Health System spends millions of dollars on treating patients who either can't or won't pay their medical bills every year. 5538
January 25th, 2010
Bin Laden endorses failed bomb attempt - By Jason Keyser The Associated Press

CAIRO | Osama bin Laden endorsed the failed attempt to blow up a U.S. airliner on Christmas Day and threatened new attacks against the United States in an audio message released Sunday that appeared aimed at asserting he maintains some direct command over al-Qaida-inspired offshoots. 5537
January 25th, 2010
Poverty expert challenges Alabama - By Markeshia Ricks Montgomery Advertiser

MONTGOMERY | A national poverty reduction expert gave the state kudos for its success in taking steps to help Alabama’s impoverished, but she also issued the new Alabama Commission to Reduce Poverty a big challenge: Change how the state thinks about poverty. 5536
January 25th, 2010
Girl, 11, and her horse leap to national award - By Robert DeWitt Staff Writer

TUSCALOOSA In a town celebrating champions a good bit lately, Mary Claire Ray fits right in. 5535
January 25th, 2010
Divisions bring York to standstill - By Jason Morton Staff Writer

YORK | Visitors headed to this small Sumter County town along U.S. Highway 11 are met at its edge with this greeting: “Welcome to York — A City on the Move.” In the town’s almost 130-year history, this moniker may once have rung true. 5534
January 25th, 2010
Baxley: PACT has no legal duties - By Phillip Rawls The Associated Press

MONTGOMERY | Lucy Baxley said she removed all guarantees from promotional literature and contracts for Alabama’s prepaid college tuition plan in 1995 when she was state treasurer because there was no legal obligation in state law. Six years later, the Legislature changed the law to make that explicit. 5533
January 25th, 2010
Northport pushes sale of vacant lot - By Lydia Seabol Avant Staff Writer

NORTHPORT | City leaders are hoping to sell a vacant lot on Bridge Avenue to jump-start private development along the riverfront and replenish city coffers. 5532
January 25th, 2010
Happy 50th birthday, Bubble Wrap - By David Porter The Associated Press

The product once envisioned as a new type of wallpaper turns 50 this month, and enthusiasts’ obsession with it has spawned more than 250 Facebook pages devoted to Bubble Wrap. 5531
January 25th, 2010
Rotary Club rallies to help pediatric care transport team - By Wayne Grayson Staff Writer

The Birmingham Children's Hospital CAREFlight helicopter lifts children from all 67 Alabama counties to the critical care they need. Last year, 10 percent of those children came from Tuscaloosa County, said Tuscaloosa Rotary Club member Debbi Besant. “So CAREFlight is really important to us,” she said. 5530
January 24th, 2010
Business Calendar -

Tuesday West Alabama chapter of the American Society of Women Accountants: noon at JamisonMoneyFarmer PC, 2200 Jack Warner Parkway, Suite 300. RSVP to Keena Calloway at kcalloway@southeast cancer.com. 5529
January 24th, 2010
Candidates sound off on $1B road plan - By Phillip Rawls The Associated Press

MONTGOMERY | Alabama’s Democratic candidates for governor are supportive and the Republican candidates mostly opposed to a proposal that would start a record $1 billion highway building program when the new governor takes office. 5528
January 24th, 2010
Business Buzz -

Elizabeth (Beth) Francis has been named vice president of human resources for the DCH Health System. 5527
January 24th, 2010
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