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Tuscaloosa Business News - 2010-12


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First on Water' evolves into charity event - Who says water sports have to be confined to the spring and summer? 10400
December 31st, 2010
Man killed in industrial accident - A 22-year-old lumber yard worker is dead after a log struck him when it fell from a logging machine this morning. 10399
December 31st, 2010
Around town 12/31 - 10398
December 31st, 2010
Former Fayette police chief dead at 50, cause unavailable - Sgt. Sam Black, a former Fayette police chief, died Thursday at DCH Regional Medical Center. 10397
December 31st, 2010
Police seek suspects in six business robberies - Police are looking for two young men suspected of robbing at least six businesses this month. 10396
December 31st, 2010
AAA offers free ride, tow tonight - While some New Year’s Eve partygoers may need to catch a ride home if they’ve had too much to drink, AAA Alabama wants to provide their cars a way home, too. 10395
December 31st, 2010
Three suspects caught in home burglary - 10394
December 31st, 2010
High court orders new trial in Bibb homicide - The Alabama Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a new trial for a man on death row in connection with 2004 Bibb County slaying. 10393
December 31st, 2010
Local gatherings celebrate principles of Kwanzaa - Habari gani means “What’s the news?” in Swahili. 10392
December 31st, 2010
Schools bound for bowls put millions into programs - The numbers grow every year: 35 bowl games, 70 teams — the morphing of what was once a New Year’s Day tradition into one that kicks off in mid-December 10391
December 31st, 2010
Jobless aid applications drop sharply - Far fewer people are applying for unemployment benefits as the year ends, raising hopes for a healthier job market in 2011. 10390
December 31st, 2010
Tide fans show pride in Orlando - Kimberly Dumas had just witnessed a Michigan State fan defeat a University of Alabama football fan in a pizza-eating contest. 10389
December 31st, 2010
West Alabama's top 10 stories of 2010 - The year began with the University of Alabama Crimson Tide earning the school's 13th national football championship and ended with the dedication of Tuscaloosa's new amphitheater. 10388
December 31st, 2010
A solid, dependable man - Sgt. Sam Black, the longtime Fayette Police officer and former police chief, died today at DCH Regional Medical Center. 10387
December 30th, 2010
Around town 12/30 - 10386
December 30th, 2010
New Orleans TV reporter, UA grad dies - 10385
December 30th, 2010
Birmingham men face assault charges after shooting of Tuscaloosa County man - 10384
December 30th, 2010
Ex-Greene sheriff to return to beverage control job - 10383
December 30th, 2010
City Hall to close at 4 p.m. - 10382
December 30th, 2010
New Years schedule - 10381
December 30th, 2010
Tuscaloosa native earns Queen of Charmin title - Nearly a month of promoting the Charmin brand by dressing up like a giant roll of toilet paper paid off for a 29-year-old Tuscaloosa native. 10380
December 30th, 2010
New Years Eve gala to be held at stadium - The recent history of New Year’s Eve parties in Tuscaloosa tends to be about smaller events, some bands at bars or hearth-and-home-based parties. 10379
December 30th, 2010
City to pick red light camera system - Tuscaloosa is deciding which company will install cameras designed to catch traffic light violators. 10378
December 30th, 2010
Report: Flawed data may hurt coal ash laws - An Obama administration pledge to regulate potentially toxic ash from coal-fired power plants may be delayed or scrapped altogether if the Environmental Protection Agency bases its cost-benefit analysis on data that were seriously flawed, a group of environmental groups said Wednesday. 10377
December 30th, 2010
Poll: Boomers fear outliving Medicare plan - The first baby boomers will be old enough to qualify for Medicare Jan. 1, and many fear the program’s obituary will be written before their own. 10376
December 30th, 2010
AG to lead anti-bingo task force - Gov.-elect Robert Bentley said Wednesday he will turn over the work of the Governor’s Task Force on Illegal Gambling to the Alabama attorney general when he takes office on Jan. 17. 10375
December 30th, 2010
Tide teammates take some time to enjoy themselves in Orlando - University of Alabama football players have had the chance this week to hang out with Mickey Mouse and Harry Potter. 10374
December 30th, 2010
Alabama soaking in the Orlando attractions - University of Alabama football players have had the chance this week to hang out with Mickey Mouse and Harry Potter. Some Tide players are taking in all that Orlando has to offer. 10373
December 29th, 2010
Patrolling officer helps catch burglary suspect - 10372
December 29th, 2010
Deputys dog helps capture burglary suspect - A 20-year-old man was caught Tuesday morning by a dog with the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office after fleeing from deputies. 10371
December 29th, 2010
Ex-Perry County probate judge dies - He was a sailor, a mechanic, a land surveyor, an engineer, a politician, a husband and a father. Some even called him a hero. Floyd Rayford Cook, best known as a former Perry County probate judge, died Monday at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa. He was 85. 10370
December 29th, 2010
Attalla water service restored - Workers tested water supplies and refilled storage tanks Tuesday after crews repaired a water main break that left hundreds of people without running water over the snowy Christmas weekend. 10369
December 29th, 2010
Many U.S. companies hiring abroad - Corporate profits are up. Stock prices are up. So why isn’t anyone hiring? Actually, many American companies are — just maybe not in your town. They’re hiring overseas, where sales are surging and the pipeline of orders is fat. 10368
December 29th, 2010
Snow has passengers stranded on N.Y. tarmac - Hundreds of airline passengers were stranded for up to 10 hours on the tarmac at overworked Kennedy Airport. Ambulances struggled to get patients through unplowed streets. City buses sat abandoned in the snow. 10367
December 29th, 2010
Exhibit, speakers focus on healthy living habits - A traveling art exhibit that brings attention to mental health and healthy living habits will be at the Tuscaloosa Veterans Affairs Medical Center from Jan. 7 to Feb. 12. 10366
December 29th, 2010
Newest members of Congress have comfortable incomes, forms show - Financial disclosure forms filed with Congress showed that Alabama’s three newly elected members of Congress are comfortable financially but do not have extravagant portfolios. 10365
December 29th, 2010
Lawmakers ready to pick new leaders - Next month’s organizational session to select new leaders in the Alabama Legislature for the next four years will convene about 12 hours after the conclusion of the Auburn-Oregon BCS national championship football game in Arizona. 10364
December 29th, 2010
Benison is new sheriff of Greene - Greene County officials announced Tuesday that Gov. Bob Riley appointed Sheriff-elect Jonathan “Joe” Benison to replace former Sheriff George Cook. Benison took office Dec. 22 after Cook resigned to take another job. 10363
December 29th, 2010
New speed tables planned for Tuscaloosa roadways - Love ’em or hate ’em, speed tables are here to stay. 10362
December 29th, 2010
Joe Benison to replace former Greene County Sheriff George Cook - Greene County officials announced Tuesday that Gov. Bob Riley appointed Sheriff-elect Jonathan “Joe” Benison to replace former Sheriff George Cook. Benison took office Dec. 22. 10361
December 28th, 2010
Alabama ready to repay federal jobless funds - Officials say Alabama is on track to meet a deadline to repay $283 million borrowed for unemployment benefits. 10360
December 28th, 2010
Trouble spots remain on Ala. roads after snowfall - Road conditions were reported to be much better in the Tennessee Valley on Monday than during the weekend, although some icy patches remained. 10359
December 28th, 2010
Judicial panel to recommend judge to replace Malone - A replacement for Tuscaloosa County Circuit Judge Charles Malone, who is retiring to become Gov.-elect Robert Bentley's chief of staff, likely will be installed by late April. 10358
December 28th, 2010
State Superintendents Art Contest - 10357
December 28th, 2010
Governors office takes free Iron Bowl tickets - Alabama Gov. Bob Riley’s office accepted 20 free tickets to this year’s Alabama- Auburn football game while state legislators were preparing for a special session on ethics that resulted in a new law making it more difficult for officials to accept such perks. 10356
December 28th, 2010
Ala. gets $55M from Medicaid - The state of Alabama is getting $55 million from the federal government for its Medicaid program, Gov. Bob Riley said Monday. 10355
December 28th, 2010
Scientists test tongue implant that could block sleep apnea - Loud snoring may do more than irritate your spouse: It can signal sleep apnea, depriving you of enough zzzz’s to trigger a car crash, even a heart attack. 10354
December 28th, 2010
Flights resume at N.Y. airports following East Coast blizzard - Planes began landing again Monday at two of the nation’s busiest airports after a blizzard that clobbered the Northeast with more than 2 feet of snow grounded flights in the New York metropolitan area, stranding thousands of travelers trying to get home after the holidays. 10353
December 28th, 2010
Ala. public pension trails most of nation - Alabama’s public pension system posted some of the nation’s lowest returns compared to other major funds, a problem the longtime chief executive blamed on investments in the media and a rail car plant in northwest Alabama. 10352
December 28th, 2010
Meth-related crimes are just tip of the iceberg for family - A Tuscaloosa County family with pending charges of violence and drug use spent Christmas weekend in jail on methamphetamine-related charges.Tuscaloosa County Sheriff Ted Sexton said the family has a history of methamphetamine abuse, which triggered not only their arrests on Christmas Eve but also two shooting- related arrests this summer. 10351
December 28th, 2010
Residents concerned about students living near downtown historic district - Despite vocal opposition, the Tuscaloosa Zoning Board of Adjustment on Monday unanimously approved a developer's plan to build a five-unit apartment complex near historic downtown neighborhoods. 10350
December 28th, 2010
Bowl travel, tickets cheaper - Orlando trip more affordable than Pasadena and Glendale tickets. 10349
December 28th, 2010
Northport finishing up $2.6M City Hall makeover - A six-month, $2.6 million renovation of Northport's City Hall and Civic Center is almost complete.The renovation, expected to be finished within the next two weeks, doubled the size of the City Council chambers, combined the city's administrative and engineering offices on the east side of the building, and created a large classroom space that can be used by the public for events in addition to the Civic Center. 10348
December 28th, 2010
Around town 12/27 - 10347
December 27th, 2010
Shelton State Community College fall commencement - 10346
December 27th, 2010
Deputies uncover meth lab; 5 arrested - Tuscaloosa County sheriff’s deputies uncovered a methamphetamine lab while serving an arrest warrant the morning of Christmas Eve near the Samantha community. 10345
December 27th, 2010
Snow wont stick, but chill will linger - No major accumulation of snow was expected overnight, but cold weather should linger today before it begins to warm up midweek. 10344
December 27th, 2010
Family seeks treatment for 3-year-old - About two months after Brady Arnold was born, his family noticed his eyes were not tracking items the way they thought they should be. 10343
December 27th, 2010
Wildlife groups grants help schools with outdoors lessons - Four West Alabama elementary schools soon will be able to incorporate the outdoors into their curricula with help from the Alabama Wildlife Foundation Outdoor Classroom. 10342
December 27th, 2010
Deadly year takes toll on 101st - The 101st Airborne Division, a force in America's major conflicts since World War II, is seeing its worst casualties in a decade as the U.S. surge in Afghanistan turns into the deadliest year in that war for the NATO coalition. 10341
December 27th, 2010
UA, MSU players visit kids at arcade - The University of Alabama football team got into the Disney spirit before even taking to the practice field Sunday to begin preparations for the Capital One Bowl. 10340
December 27th, 2010
Snowstorm coats Northeast, frustrating holiday travelers - A winter storm made travel torturous in the Northeast on Sunday, dumping a thick layer of snow that stranded thousands of airline, train and bus passengers and made motorists think twice about hitting after-Christmas sales. 10339
December 27th, 2010
N.Y. TIMES BESTSELLERS - 10338
December 26th, 2010
Around town 12/26 - 10337
December 26th, 2010
Alabama A&M University debutante ball - 10336
December 26th, 2010
Holidays alter garbage collection schedule - 10335
December 26th, 2010
Resident proves that laughter is good medicine - If being publicly joyful, even silly, were beneficial for our society, who would participate? 10334
December 26th, 2010
Riley to remain education advocate - Outgoing Gov. Bob Riley isn’t sure if he will ever run for public office again, but he intends to stay in the public eye by being an advocate for improvements in Alabama’s public schools. 10333
December 26th, 2010
A warm meal and a jolly conversation - The same thing happens every year. 10332
December 26th, 2010
Travelers dont welcome white Christmas - A winter storm that brought a rare white Christmas to parts of the South barreled up the East Coast on Saturday night 10331
December 26th, 2010
Bentleys past helped pave path to office - Gov.-elect Robert Bentley and current Gov. Bob Riley are somewhat alike. 10330
December 26th, 2010
Mercedes goes green - Fuel-efficiency and “greener” vehicles might be the trend in autos, but at Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, such technology is showing up in more than just the SUVs. 10329
December 26th, 2010
Northside student had gun, authorities say - A Northside Middle School student is being investigated by law enforcement and Tuscaloosa County School System authorities after bringing a gun to school Tuesday. 10328
December 25th, 2010
Two tourist attractions to close for upkeep - Gaineswood in Demopolis will be closed today through January for maintenance. 10327
December 25th, 2010
CHURCH EVENTS AND PROGRAMS - 10326
December 25th, 2010
NORAD holds on tight to secret of tracking Santa - Tens of thousands of children call the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) on Christmas Eve, eager to hear how far Santa is from their town, but the volunteers answering the phones have a welcome bit of news for parents, too: St. Nick won’t stop at homes unless all the kids are asleep. Volunteer Liz Anderson said that when that happens, she will sometimes hear parents say, “See! I told you.” 10325
December 25th, 2010
Snowstorm heading southeast - A Christmas Eve snow storm that blanketed parts of the Midwest was headed southeast, expected to bring rare Christmas Day snowfall to Kentucky, Tennessee and even Georgia. After dumping 9 inches of snow in Iowa by Friday morning, the storm was likely to dip south into Tennessee and Georgia on today, then perhaps move north Sunday. Winter weather advisories were in effect from Kansas east to Kentucky and from Minnesota south to Arkansas on Friday. 10324
December 25th, 2010
District changes a hot-button issue - The release of the national census count earlier this week foreshadowed what is sure to be one of the bigger political stories in the coming year: redrawing the state's political map. 10323
December 25th, 2010
Foundation provides gifts to needy kids - Christmas came a day early for many families at Capitol Park on Friday morning. With a cool wind blowing, volunteers with the Alverta Hall Hughes Foundation celebrated the end of the organization’s annual Christmas gift drive by distributing gifts to at-risk children from needy families. 10322
December 25th, 2010
Collection reflects Christmases past - The Merrill's have been heavily collecting Christmas ornaments and trees for the past 15 years and have 17 trees in their antebellum home, each one decorated for a specific period. 10321
December 25th, 2010
First Egg-nog in Tuscaloosa - Just Ninety-six years Ago.In 1816 Sturdy Pioneers Concocted the Seasonal Beverage in Fine Fashion. 10320
December 25th, 2010
Former Sulligent coach faces child molestation charges - 10319
December 24th, 2010
Former educator basks in the glow of 101st birthday - One hundred and one years is time enough for a person to do great things, and Lillian Findlay has. Her accomplishments were evident as her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends gathered in Findlay’s living room Thursday to celebrate her 101st birthday. 10318
December 24th, 2010
Anti-earmark mood costs Alabama $130 million - Alabama universities, defense contractors, cities and counties saw the impact of the anti-earmark mood in Congress when $130 million for state projects disappeared. 10317
December 24th, 2010
Pediatrician has vision to improve child abuse detection - The American Board of Pediatrics approved child abuse pediatrics as a medical subspecialty in 2006 and administered the first certification examination to 216 doctors in 2009. Pediatricians with the certification have extensive knowledge, training and experience to provide care to victims of child abuse and neglect. 10316
December 24th, 2010
Rare snow flurries in the forecast for Christmas Day - Tuscaloosa residents may actually get to do more than dream of a white Christmas this year. Mark Rose, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Birmingham, said that Tuscaloosa could get trace amounts of snow around mid-afternoon on Saturday. 10315
December 24th, 2010
Bentley names three to serve in his Cabinet - Gov.-elect Robert Bentley on Thursday named three Cabinet members, including a University of Alabama at Birmingham psychiatric center administrator who will serve as mental health commissioner. 10314
December 24th, 2010
Shoppers, gifts plentiful but parking spaces? Not so much - It might have been easier to find a perfect gift than a parking space in a shopping center late Thursday as last-minute Christmas shoppers made their holiday rush to the stores. 10313
December 24th, 2010
Tuscaloosa woman celebrates 101st birthday - Lillian Finley's living room was filled with her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and friends who gathered to celebrate her 101st birthday. 10312
December 23rd, 2010
Bentley fills three more Cabinet jobs - Bentley on Thursday named Republican state Rep. Spencer Collier of Irvington to be the state's homeland security director. Collier is a former Alabama state trooper and is director of economic and community development for the city of Bayou La Batre. He plans to resign his legislative seat. 10311
December 23rd, 2010
Tuscaloosa could experience a white Christmas - Mark Rose, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Birmingham, said that on Saturday, Dec. 25, Tuscaloosa could get trace amounts of snow around mid-afternoon. 10310
December 23rd, 2010
Around town 12/23 - 10309
December 23rd, 2010
Christmas schedule - 10308
December 23rd, 2010
Report: Two miners injured by falling rocks - 10307
December 23rd, 2010
Ex-Ala. chancellor wants more time before prison - 10306
December 23rd, 2010
Holiday meals available for needy - 10305
December 23rd, 2010
Confederate leaders oath to be recreated in Ala. - Hundreds of Civil War re-enactors will parade up Montgomery’s main street to the state Capitol on Feb. 19 to recreate the swearing-in of Confederate President Jefferson Davis 150 years ago. 10304
December 23rd, 2010
Garbage drop-off sites open Sunday - After the gifts are unwrapped and space for new stuff is found by tossing out the old stuff, the excitement is overflowing — and so are the trash cans. 10303
December 23rd, 2010
Group calls citys new hotel fee unfair - A group of managers and owners of economy-based hotels is protesting the City Council’s decision to impose a $1 per room per night fee to fund efforts to lure events to Tuscaloosa. 10302
December 23rd, 2010
Many classes require fees - Of the 277 junior high and high school classes taught in the Tuscaloosa city public school system, 49 percent carry fees that students must pay if they want to take the class. 10301
December 23rd, 2010
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