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T-TALK: How to become an authentic Canadian -

Want to become a real Canadian? Apparently it’s not that hard. A pamphlet titled “A Guide to Becoming an Authentic Canadian” was distributed at an information kiosk not far from the Olympic cauldron on the Vancouver waterfront. You can read the whole thing in five minutes. 6071
February 28th, 2010
AT A GLANCE: Kiwanis Club to hold Pancake Day -

The Kiwanis Club of Tuscaloosa will hold its annual Pancake Day from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 6, in the cafeteria at Central High School. 6070
February 28th, 2010
Cafe VA part of Red Cross’ outreach to veterans, families - By Wayne Grayson Staff Writer

In its more than 100-year history, the American Red Cross has been present for some of the most trying of times locally and nationally. The organization now is making an effort to increase its presence in veterans’ hospitals, such as the Tusca- loosa Veterans Affairs Medical Center. 6069
February 28th, 2010
A difficult journey through the eyes of a child - By Don Noble

Amanda C. Gable is a native of Marietta, Ga., and after a number of years of higher education and university teaching and administration has turned her hand to fiction. “The Confederate General Rides North” is her first novel. 6068
February 28th, 2010
Burks, Smith join legendary women - By Ashley Boyd Staff writer

One of Alabama's first midwives and the leader of the state's environmental movement will be inducted into this year's Alabama Women's Hall of Fame. 6067
February 28th, 2010
New exhibition in Atlanta traces style, splendor and sadness of Princess Diana - By John Bordsen McClatchy-Tribune News Service

ATLANTA Prince Charming steps out with another man’s wife. The beautiful princess is killed in a car crash along with the heir to a department store. Fairy tales aren’t supposed to end so badly. The tragedy of Diana Spencer- 6066
February 28th, 2010
Black church history traced - By Tommy Stevenson Associate Editor

TUSCALOOSA | The Rev. Forrest Moore, pastor of Tuscaloosa’s West Highland Missionary Baptist Church for the past 27 years, has published a groundbreaking book that traces the origins and history of black churches in the city. 6065
February 28th, 2010
UA film documents veterans’ problems - By Ashley Boyd Staff Writer

As part of the University of Alabama’s Documenting Justice course, students Elizabeth Jones and Dick Powers produced the film “Searching for Normal,” which has gone on to receive recognition and praise from the U.S. military community. 6064
February 28th, 2010
Local Boy Scouts celebrate centennial with day of fun - By Wayne Grayson Staff Writer

Local Boy Scouts celebrated the first 100 years of the organization by planting a tree Saturday morning at Capitol Park. After the tree planting, members of the Black Warrior Council of the Boy Scouts of America continued their day of fun and celebration at Camp Horne. 6063
February 28th, 2010
Tsunami grazes Hawaii; Japan braces for waves - By Mark Niesse and Audrey Mcavoy The Associated Press

HONOLULU | With a rapt world watching the drama unfold on live television, a tsunami raced across a quarter of the globe on Saturday and set off fears of a repeat of the carnage that caught the world off guard in Asia in 2004. 6062
February 28th, 2010
Lurleen to get another quick fix - By Robert DeWitt Senior Writer

TUSCALOOSA | A temporary resurfacing job on Lurleen Wallace Boulevard in downtown Tuscaloosa that was done a year ago is already showing signs of wear and must be redone. But the fix will again only be a temporary fix until a major repaving job can be done. 6061
February 28th, 2010
W.Ala. towns eyeing legal alcohol sales - By Jason Morton Staff Writer

Across West Alabama, small towns in historically dry counties are considering the possibility of legalizing the sale of alcohol. Spurring the movement is a 2009 state law that allows towns with as few as 1,000 people to set alcoholic beverage referendums. The minimum previously was 7,000. 6060
February 28th, 2010
Quake kills at least 300 in Chile - By Chris Kraul Los Angeles Times

One of the biggest earthquakes in recorded history rocked Chile on Saturday, killing at least 300 people, toppling buildings and freeways, and sending sirens wailing thousands of miles away as governments scrambled to protect coastal residents from the ensuing tsunami. 6059
February 28th, 2010
Around town 2/27 -

SATURDAY ARTS 6058
February 27th, 2010
T-TOWN: Reward tops $3,000 for bank heist information -

Reward money totaling $3,000 is available for anyone who can help identify a man who police believe robbed the same Cadence Bank in Tuscaloosa three times last year. 6057
February 27th, 2010
Passion for education unites UA students - By Ashley Boyd Staff Writer

Two of the Teach for America corps members who will be placed in Alabama schools have more in common than a passion for education. 6056
February 27th, 2010
Northport police forming sports league for youths - By Stephanie Taylor Staff Writer

The department soon will start a Police Athletic League for youths between the ages of 6 and 18. The PAL program will be housed in the gymnasium at Valley Hills Apartments. 6055
February 27th, 2010
Shooting death linked to money - By Stephanie Taylor Staff Writer

An argument about money led to the deadly shooting of a man in his front yard on Thursday afternoon, investigators said. Stanley Vernard Foster, 40, died during the confrontation in the 7500 block of Rosser Estates, off U.S. Highway 82 East. 6054
February 27th, 2010
Sparks explains $500,000 campaign loan - By Phillip Rawls The Associated Press

State Agriculture Commissioner Ron Sparks sought to end questions Friday about a $500,000 personal loan he reported to his Democratic campaign for governor by explaining that it was a bank loan personally guaranteed by him. 6053
February 27th, 2010
UA professor part of team that created liquid aspirin - By Adam Jones Staff Writer

Originally extracted from willow tree bark and later synthesized in a lab in 1853, aspirin is one of the world’s oldest drugs. With a range of uses from pain relief to heart health, it is a staple of most medicine cabinets. Surely nothing new could come from aspirin. 6052
February 27th, 2010
White group’s step show victory sparks an online debate - By Kate Brumback and Dionne Walker The Associated Press

Visit any of the nation’s more than 100 historically black colleges or universities and you’ll see clusters of men and women engaged in the rhythmic clapping and foot-stomping routines known in black Greek circles as “stepping.” 6051
February 27th, 2010
LaPierre, Blount get 4-year sentences - By Jason Morton Staff Writer

The two men who admitted to bribing Larry Langford while he served as president of the Jefferson County Commission were each sentenced Friday to at least four years in prison. 6050
February 27th, 2010
Pickens County celebrates with first championship - By Andrew Carroll Sports Writer

The Pickens County High School basketball players and coaches, who claimed a state championship by beating Houston County 88-86 in Thursday night’s triple-overtime thriller, were greeted with an assembly at the school when they arrived in Reform on Friday afternoon. 6049
February 27th, 2010
State SCLC rally recalls ‘Bloody Tuesday' - By Wayne Grayson Staff Writer

After the voices of Central High School's choir quieted Friday night and the joyful noise of “God Bless America” subsided at Bethel Baptist Church, older voices told of a far less joyful time. 6048
February 27th, 2010
Sumter County girls claw back to win Class 3A state title -

The Sumter County girls basketball team rallied back from 16 points down in the fourth quarter to beat Madison Academy, 53-50, on Friday night in the Class 3A state championship game at the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center Arena. 6047
February 26th, 2010
UA professor develops liquid aspirin - By Adam Jones Staff Writer

Originally extracted from willow tree bark and later synthesized in a lab in 1853, aspirin is one of the world's oldest drugs. With a range of uses from pain relief to heart health, it is a staple of most medicine cabinets. Surely nothing new could come from aspirin. 6046
February 26th, 2010
UA couple will remain in state for Teach for America - By Ashley Boyd Staff Writer

Two of the Teach for America corps members who will be placed in Alabama schools have more in common than a passion for education. 6045
February 26th, 2010
UA gymnasts lead national attendance list - By Aaron Suttles Sports Writer

The University of Alabama gymnastics team has spent almost half the season ranked as the No. 1 team in the country. 6044
February 26th, 2010
LaPierre gets 4-year sentence for bribing mayor -

A federal judge has sentenced a former Alabama Democratic Party official to four years in prison for bribing ousted Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford. 6043
February 26th, 2010
Argument over money led to deadly shooting - By Stephanie Taylor Staff Writer

An argument about money led to the deadly shooting of a man in his own front yard on Thursday afternoon, investigators said. 6042
February 26th, 2010
Around town 2/26 -

FRIDAY ARTS Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra Youth Concerts: 9 a.m. at the Bama Theatre, 600 Greensboro Ave. 6041
February 26th, 2010
Suspect in custody after fatal shooting in Duncanville -

DUNCANVILLE | One man is dead and another in custody after a shooting at Rosser Estates on Thursday afternoon. The men fought at a home in the 7500 block of Rosser Estates before shots were fired, said Capt. Loyd Baker, commander of the Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit. 6040
February 26th, 2010
Northport to turn off water along 20th Ave. Saturday -

NORTHPORT | The Northport Public Works Department will turn off the water supply to homes and businesses along 20th Avenue from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday because of a fire hydrant replacement project. 6039
February 26th, 2010
Kiwanis Club to hold Pancake Day Saturday -

TUSCALOOSA | The Kiwanis Club of Tuscaloosa will hold its annual Pancake Day from 6 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday in the cafeteria at Central High School, 905 15th St. Tickets are $4 in advance or $5 at the door. 6038
February 26th, 2010
High school students urged to be leaders, plan for future - By Ashley Boyd Staff Writer

High school students who attended the eighth annual Alabama Power Co. Youth Leadership Conference on Thursday heard sobering statistics about how many of them would go on to pursue higher education. 6037
February 26th, 2010
Chief justice to speak at UA - John Roberts By Adam Jones Staff Writer

TUSCALOOSA | United States Supreme Court Justice John Roberts plans to speak at the University of Alabama on March 9, the seventh of nine sitting justices to speak at UA. Since 1996, Roberts is the ninth justice to speak in the Albritton Lecture Series at the UA School of Law. 6036
February 26th, 2010
UA bus drivers reject slight raise, ponder strike - By Adam Jones Staff Writer

TUSCALOOSA | Bus drivers at the University of Alabama are still considering a strike after rejecting the latest offer from the firm hired to manage the campus bus system. “No decision has been made yet,” said Tia Brown, a Crimson Ride driver and union representative. 6035
February 26th, 2010
Senate passes workplace gun bill - By Dana Beyerle Montgomery Bureau Chie

The Alabama Senate passed legislation Thursday that would make it easier for employees to keep guns in their cars at the workplace. 6034
February 26th, 2010
Forkland mayor jailed on theft, forgery charges - By Jason Morton Staff Writer

TUSCALOOSA | Forkland Mayor Eddie J. Woods has been arrested on a 47-count indictment alleging theft and forgery. Woods, 38, was arrested Wednesday at the Greene County Jail, where he had been incarcerated since Jan. 21, when Greene County Circuit Judge Eddie Hardaway ordered him jailed for allegedly failing to comply with a court order. 6033
February 26th, 2010
Liquor, red light bills clear hurdles - By Dana Beyerle Montgomery Bureau Chief

The Tuscaloosa House Local Legislation Committee approved two Tuscaloosa bills on Thursday, one giving the Tuscaloosa City Council the authority to set a referendum legalizing alcohol sales on Sundays. 6032
February 26th, 2010
One man dead, another in custody after shooting - Staff report

One man is dead and another in custody after a shooting at Rosser Estates this afternoon. The men fought at a home in the 7500 block of Rosser Estates before shots were fired, said Capt. Loyd Baker, commander of the Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit. 6031
February 25th, 2010
Alabama Senate votes to allow guns in cars at work -

Two weeks after the fatal shootings at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, the Alabama Senate has passed legislation that would make it easier for people to keep guns in their cars. 6030
February 25th, 2010
Chief Justice Roberts to speak at UA School of Law - By Adam Jones Staff Writer

United States Supreme Court Justice John Roberts plans to speak at the University of Alabama March 9, the seventh of nine sitting justices to speak at UA. 6029
February 25th, 2010
House passes bill to ensure PACT contracts -

The Alabama House has passed a bill that supporters say will ensure classroom costs are paid for 45,000 children whose parents bought contracts in the state's prepaid college tuition program. 6028
February 25th, 2010
Around Town: February 25 -

THURSDAY ARTS 'Saint Joan': 7:30 p.m. in the Gallaway Theatre, Stadium Drive on the University of Alabama campus. George Bernard Shaw's play about Joan of Arc. Presented by the UA Department of Theatre and Dance. Tickets are $17 for adults; $15 for UA faculty/staff and senior citizens; $12 for students/children. 6027
February 25th, 2010
Sports artist's attorney takes blame - By Adam Jones Staff Writer

Claiming the whole affair stemmed from his misunderstanding, the attorney for sports artist Daniel Moore asked an appellate court to reconsider its decision to dismiss Moore's appeal. 6026
February 25th, 2010
Obama argues for health care reform on TV forum -

President Barack Obama argued Thursday that a sweeping overhaul of America's broken health care system is needed, setting off an immediate clash in an extraordinary live-on-TV summit with resistant Republicans who want far more modest changes. 6025
February 25th, 2010
Reverent production tries to present all sides evenly - By Mark Hughes Cobb Staff Writer

“Saint Joan” asks audiences to swallow a lot. An inquisitor is depicted as humane and thoughtful. A burn-the-witch chaplain turns into a rending-the- garments chaplain because he hadn’t imagined setting fire to someone would be all that bad. Charles VII seems more a prancing queen than a king. 6024
February 25th, 2010
UA’s Smith, Wilson on Spikes Award list -

TUSCALOOSA | The University of Alabama baseball team had two players named to the Golden Spikes Award watch list, which annually recognizes the nation’s top collegiate baseball player. Senior third baseman Jake Smith and junior second baseman Ross Wilson were two of 50 players named to the watch list. 6023
February 25th, 2010
Mobile sweeps Stillman in tennis -

TUSCALOOSA | The University of Mobile swept the Stillman College men’s and women’s tennis teams Wednesday, 7-2, 5-4, respectively. Jeshua Ivan Irazabal won his singles match and combined with Felipe Farias for Stillman’s only wins on the men’s side. Whitney Horner won the No. 3 singles match for the women. 6022
February 25th, 2010
Sports artist’s attorney takes blame - By Adam Jones Staff Writer

Claiming the whole affair stemmed from his misunderstanding, the attorney for sports artist Daniel Moore asked a federal appellate court to reconsider its decision to dismiss Moore’s appeal. 6021
February 25th, 2010
Bra contest raises $4,500 to help fight cancer - By Lydia Seabol Avant Staff Writer

TUSCALOOSA | More than 157 decorated bras helped raise $4,500 for breast cancer awareness in the DCH Cancer Center’s “Bras for a Cause” bra decorating contest. 6020
February 25th, 2010
Fatal fire caused by cigarette lighter, oxygen -

TUSCALOOSA | An apartment fire that left a woman dead Tuesday morning started when she lit a cigarette lighter in an oxygen-rich environment, investigators said. Sherry Cunningham Rouse, 52, apparently used a lighter while using medical oxygen in the apartment at Sherrill Plaza, on 14th Street in Tuscaloosa, investigators said. 6019
February 25th, 2010
Water supply will be cut to some homes, businesses -

NORTHPORT | The Northport Public Works Department will turn off the water supply to homes and businesses along 20th Avenue from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday because of a fire hydrant replacement project. 6018
February 25th, 2010
2 arrested after Holt shooting - By Wayne Grayson Staff Writer

Two men were arrested and more charges are expected after a Wednesday afternoon shooting in Holt. The Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office charged Cadarrion Jerrod Zinnerman, 17, with first-degree burglary and John Jeffery Watson Jr., 19, with fleeing and eluding authorities. 6017
February 25th, 2010
Man guilty in attempted assault on police officer - By Stephanie Taylor Staff Writer

TUSCALOOSA | A Northport man admitted in court Tuesday that he tried to hit a Tuscaloosa police officer with his car nearly two years ago. Christopher Lee, 33, pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree assault and misdemeanor leaving the scene of an accident, Tuscaloosa County District Attorney Tommy Smith said. 6016
February 25th, 2010
Accord sought on mental health bill - By Dana Beyerle Montgomery Bureau Chief

MONTGOMERY | House Government Appropriations chairman John Knight sought a compromise Wednesday on a bill that would require the Legislature’s approval before the state mental health department could move or privatize any of its seven facilities, including Bryce Hospital in Tuscaloosa. 6015
February 25th, 2010
In March, some older pets can be adopted for free - By Stephanie Taylor Staff Writer

People hoping to adopt a pet often go straight for the puppies and kittens. It makes sense, said Metro Animal Shelter director Judy Hill, because families often want the pets to grow up with their children or want to start training an animal with a blank slate. 6014
February 25th, 2010
City to host annual SCLC meeting - By Jamon Smith Staff Writer

TUSCALOOSA | The Southern Christian Leadership Conference will hold its 31st annual state convention in Tuscaloosa this weekend with an emphasis on issues of importance to families. 6013
February 25th, 2010
Alabama House panel considers bill to prohibit employers from banning legal firearms -

A House committee is considering a bill that would prohibit most private employers from telling employees they cannot keep a legal firearm in their locked vehicles while parked at work. 6012
February 25th, 2010
Weather delays Mitt Lary Road project - By Lydia Seabol Avant Staff Writer

Road work signs and construction barrels have lined the intersection of Mitt Lary Road and Alabama Highway 69 North for the past several months — but no construction has been going on. 6011
February 25th, 2010
Greene County boys beat Piedmont to advance to state championship - By Andrew Carroll Sports Writer

Senior forward Neiko Hunter scored 16 points on Wednesday, and the Greene County boys basketball team beat Piedmont 46-41 in the AHSAA Class 3A semifinals. 6010
February 24th, 2010
'Bras for a Cause' raises $4,500 for breast cancer - By Lydia Seabol Avant, Staff Writer

More than 157 decorated bras helped raise $4,500 for breast cancer awareness as part of the DCH Cancer Center’s “Bras for a Cause” bra decorating contest this month. 6009
February 24th, 2010
Moore's attorney asks court to reexamine dismissal - By Adam Jones Staff Writer

Claiming the whole affair stemmed from his misunderstanding, the attorney for sports artist Daniel Moore asked an appellate court to reconsider its decision to dismiss Moore’s appeal. 6008
February 24th, 2010
Sumter County girls advance to state finals - By Andrew Carroll Sports Writer

BIRMINGHAM | Led by senior point guard KaTia May, the Sumter County girls basketball team defeated Holly Pond 52-37 on Wednesday and advanced to the AHSAA Class 3A championship game. 6007
February 24th, 2010
Cold, wet weather delay Mitt Lary Road project - By Lydia Seabol Avant Staff Writer

Road work signs and construction barrels have lined the intersection of Mitt Lary Road and Alabama Highway 69 North for the last several months — but no construction has been going on. 6006
February 24th, 2010
AROUND TOWN: February 24 -

WEDNESDAY ARTS 'Saint Joan': 7:30 p.m. in the Gallaway Theatre, Stadium Drive on the University of Alabama campus. George Bernard Shaw's play about Joan of Arc. Presented by the UA Department of Theatre and Dance. Tickets are $17 for adults; $15 for UA faculty/staff and senior citizens; $12 for students/children. 6005
February 24th, 2010
Part of 21st Avenue to be closed until March -

TUSCALOOSA | The city’s contractor, GFC, will close 21st Avenue from University Boulevard to the ABC Store access drive beginning today until March 12, about two weeks, depending on weather. Workers will be paving and finishing the curbs. 6004
February 24th, 2010
Chamber offers business social media class -

TUSCALOOSA | The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama is offering a class on the correct way for businesses to use social media like Facebook and Twitter. Social media can be a powerful marketing tool, but only if used properly, according to the chamber. 6003
February 24th, 2010
Community forum focuses on farm bill -

A community forum on U.S. Department of Agriculture and Natural Resource Conservation Service programs and the new farm bill will be held at 10 a.m. on March 6 at the Rural Heritage Center in Thomaston. 6002
February 24th, 2010
Boating safety course offered in March -

NORTHPORT | The West Alabama Flotilla of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer a boating safety course in March. The course consists of two classes that will be taught from 6-9 p.m. March 25 and March 30 at North River Marine, 600 64th Ave., Northport. Attendance at both classes is required to graduate. 6001
February 24th, 2010
UA students to offer free tax assistance -

TUSCALOOSA | Students from the University of Alabama’s Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility and Impact Alabama will conduct a free tax clinic through Saturday at Rosedale Court. 6000
February 24th, 2010
Hillcrest pupils, staff read book to build unity - By Jamon Smith Staff Writer

Sometimes it takes just a single book to change the way people see things. That’s what happened at Hillcrest High School this year when the school’s English department chair, Leah Armstrong, introduced faculty, staff and students to “One Book, One School.” 5999
February 24th, 2010
State eyes ban on release of 911 audio - By Desiree Hunter The Associated Press

Linda Casey dialed 911 and screamed, “Oh, God!” over and over again into the phone after finding her daughter beaten to death in the driveway of their North Carolina home. 5998
February 24th, 2010
Court dismisses sports artist's appeal - By Adam Jones Staff Writer

Citing a clerical error, a United States appellate court tossed out sports artist Daniel Moore's appeal in a case brought by the University of Alabama. 5997
February 24th, 2010
2 killed in separate fires - By Stephanie Taylor Staff Writer

Two women were killed in separate fires in Tuscaloosa County on Tuesday. A 52-year-old woman was killed in a fire at Sherrill Plaza in Tuscaloosa. 5996
February 24th, 2010
Military chiefs hesitant on ‘don’t ask’ policy change - By Julian E. Barnes Tribune Washington Bureau

In a sign of possible differences among top military officials, Army and Air Force chiefs voiced concern Tuesday about ending a ban on gays serving openly in the armed forces while the country is in the midst of two wars. 5995
February 24th, 2010
Toyota: Repairs might fall short - By Micheline Maynard N.Y. Times News Service

In the first of many congressional hearings into Toyota’s extensive recalls, a senior company executive told the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Tuesday that the repairs prescribed by the company might “not totally” solve the problem of unintended sudden acceleration in its vehicles. 5994
February 24th, 2010
Files show UAH suspect's husband wanted revenge - Denise Lavoie, The Associated Press

The husband of the Alabama professor accused of fatally shooting three colleagues once said he wanted violent revenge on a doctor who gave his wife a bad job review, according to documents that feed growing evidence the woman showed signs of violence long before the latest episode. 5993
February 24th, 2010
Mayor pitches retail incentives - By Patrick Rupinski Staff Writer

Developers of large retail centers soon could get help from City Hall. Mayor Walt Maddox has proposed an ordinance that would provide loans and tax abatements for large commercial developments. 5992
February 24th, 2010
Filibuster threat puts brakes on bingo bill - By Dana Beyerle Montgomery Bureau Chief

The Alabama Senate did not take up a bingo bill Tuesday because supporters could not muster enough votes to overcome a certain filibuster. 5991
February 24th, 2010
Bingo backers drown out governor - By Dana Beyerle Montgomery Bureau Chief

A pro-bingo crowd shouted down Gov. Bob Riley and his wife Tuesday during an anti-bingo rally on the State House steps. 5990
February 24th, 2010
Bingo not on Alabama Senate's agenda Tuesday - The Associated Press

Electronic bingo legislation is not on the Alabama Senate's work agenda despite dueling rallies on the issue at the Statehouse. 5989
February 23rd, 2010
Myers' shot lift Sunshine into Class 1A final - By Andrew Carroll Sports Writer

Senior guard Shafontaye Myers floated in a shot from the lane with half a second left in overtime, and the Sunshine High School girls basketball team defeated Spring Garden 51-49 on Tuesday in the AHSAA Class 1A semifinals. 5988
February 23rd, 2010
One killed in Duncanville trailer fire -

A person was killed when a trailer burned to the ground in Duncanville Tuesday afternoon. The victim was in a trailer on Minuteman Drive, off Bear Creek Road, said Tuscaloosa Fire and Rescue Service spokesman Lt. Travis Parker. 5987
February 23rd, 2010
Appellate court dismisses Daniel Moore's appeal - By Adam Jones Staff Writer

Citing a clerical error, a United States appellate court tossed out sports artist Daniel Moore’s appeal in a case brought by the University of Alabama. 5986
February 23rd, 2010
Woman killed in apartment fire -

Investigators were at the scene of a fatal fire at an apartment complex off 15th Street just before noon Tuesday. 5985
February 23rd, 2010
CALENDAR: Family Activities -

Neighborhood programs Adult Aerobics: 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the McAbee Center. Monthly cost is $25 for members or $30 for nonmembers, with payment due by the fifth of each month. 5984
February 23rd, 2010
AROUND TOWN: February 23 -

TUESDAY ARTS Saint Joan: 7:30 p.m. in the Gallaway Theatre, Stadium Drive on the University of Alabama campus. George Bernard Shaw's play about Joan of Arc. Presented by the UA Department of Theatre and Dance. Tickets are $17 for adults; $15 for UA faculty/staff and senior citizens; $12 for students/ children. 5983
February 23rd, 2010
Man charged with woman's rape, beating -

GORDO | A Gordo man was charged Monday with beating and raping a woman last week. Kenneth Lloyd Holmes, 21, was charged with first-degree rape and second-degree domestic violence, Gordo Police Chief Todd Hall said. Holmes is accused of raping and severely beating a woman at Sam Davis Court apartments Friday, Hall said. 5982
February 23rd, 2010
McGregor's lawyers respond to VictoryLand suit -

SHORTER | Attorneys for VictoryLand owner Milton McGregor say a lawsuit alleging rigged gambling machines at the casino in Shorter is ridiculous. VictoryLand attorneys John Bolton and Mark White said they expect not only to win the case, they will also seek damages against those who filed the suit. 5981
February 23rd, 2010
Downtown redevelopment project closes some streets -

TUSCALOOSA | The Office of the City Engineer has announced street closures related to the downtown urban redevelopment project: n Sixth Street from 21st Avenue to 22nd Avenue will be closed today through March 12 for installation of a sewer line. n 5980
February 23rd, 2010
Arizona man charged with robbery after car chase -

GORDO | An Arizona man allegedly robbed a man at gunpoint Sunday night in Gordo, stole his car and led police on a chase before crashing. Stacy Lee Drake, 35, of Phoenix was charged with robbery and theft after he was treated and released from Pickens County Medical Center. 5979
February 23rd, 2010
Gordo man accused in woman’s rape, beating -

GORDO | A Gordo man was charged Monday with beating and raping a woman last week. Kenneth Lloyd Holmes, 21, was charged with first-degree rape and second-degree domestic violence, Gordo Police Chief Todd Hall said. Holmes is accused of raping and severely beating a woman at Sam Davis Court apartments Friday, Hall said. 5978
February 23rd, 2010
Nurse accused of stealing pills turns in license - Staff report

A nurse accused of switching her former patients’ medication with Tylenol voluntarily surrendered her nurse’s license in January. 5977
February 23rd, 2010
Legislators, officials discuss annexation - By Robert DeWitt Senior Writer

Local legislators made no promises Monday as Lake View town officials and the attorney for Stan Pate gave opposing viewpoints on proposed annexation legislation for Lake View. 5976
February 23rd, 2010
Ex-chancellor's sentencing delayed - By Adam Jones Staff Writer

The sentencing of Roy Johnson, former two-year college chancellor and Tuscaloosa legislator, was delayed for the fifth time Friday. 5975
February 23rd, 2010
Davis lays out his economic plans - By Phillip Rawls The Associated Press

Democratic candidate for governor Artur Davis laid out an economic plan Monday that relies on tax credits rather than casinos to create jobs and end record unemployment. 5974
February 23rd, 2010
Mascotless Ole Miss to vote on Col. Reb successor - By Shelia Byrd The Associated Press

Colonel Reb shall not rise again. That much is certain. 5973
February 23rd, 2010
Sparks still mum on loan source - By Dana Beyerle Montgomery Bureau Chief

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ron Sparks said three weeks ago he had the financial ability to lend his campaign $500,000, but he has yet to reveal anything more about it than that. 5972
February 23rd, 2010
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