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7 hrs ago |

Unique makeup of the Mississippi Coast inspired 'Come Landfall'

The Mississippi Coast with its military community, casino industry, antebellum homes, oak-lined streets, Vietnamese community and beachfront views of the Mississippi Sound inspired Roy Hoffman's latest novel, "Come Landfall."


Related Topix: Vietnamese-American, Asian-American

12 hrs ago | WSFA-TV Montgomery

Bridge and parkway back open after standoff by fireworks stand

A sudden lurch in a creeping landslide in the northwest Wyoming resort town of Jackson split a house in two and forced workers to abandon efforts to stabilize the hillside.


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Easter, Montgomery, AL

18 hrs ago |

Midland City Fire Car Show Until 1 PM

MIDLAND CITY: The men and women of Midland City Fire are having a car, truck and motorcycle show this morning in downtown Midland City.


Related Topix: Midland City, AL

22 hrs ago | Albany Times Union

Millennials often stuck on entry-level carousel

She's been through four jobs and said she moved on from each because of a lack of respect and poor upward mobility.


Related Topix: Alabama State University

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Robert Inman on 'Bookwatch'

Robert Inman will be the guest next week on "North Carolina Bookwatch," the book-chat show on UNC Public Television.


Related Topix: North Carolina

WHNT-TV Huntsville

UAH Planning for Regional Vehicle Manufacturing Center

Greater research ties between vehicle manufacturers and The University of Alabama in Huntsville will result from a regional Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for vehicle manufacturing that has received a National Science Foundation grant to support its planning.


Related Topix: Alabama, Huntsville, AL, Auburn University, Tennessee Technological University


The PECASE Winners Offer Advice

Samantha Hansen, an assistant professor of geological sciences at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa who works in Antarctica, agreed that "luck has something to do with it.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, University of Texas at Austin

Alabama Live

UAB history prof wins prize for book telling why 'Solid South' flipped to Republicans from Democrats

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- A UAB history professor who wrote a book describing how and why the so-called "Solid South" flipped its political allegiance from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party in the late 20th century has won a prize for his efforts.


Related Topix: US News, Birmingham, AL

Alabama Live

Parishes, not 'Pope Francis effect,' responsible for almost 400 newcomers to Catholic faith

MOBILE, Alabama - Zach Jarrell's journey to Catholicism took him from Dayton, Ohio, to Tuscaloosa, Mobile and back to Dayton.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Alabama, Pope Benedict XVI

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

This Day in History - April 18

On this date in 1942, an air squadron from the USS Hornet led by Lt. Col. James H. Doolittle raided Tokyo and other Japanese cities.


Related Topix: Alabama

Climate change still up for reasoned debate

John Christy's March 16 op-ed was a breath of fresh air ["'Settled' science isn't always necessarily so"].


Thu Apr 17, 2014

Rocky Mount Telegram

N.C. Wesleyan professor presents research in Paris

When writing researchers gathered in February at the Writing Research Across Borders Conference in Paris, Dr. Kedra James of N.C. Wesleyan College was among the invited guests.


Related Topix: Wesleyan College

In the name of the greatest people that have ever trod this earth, I draw the line in the dust and toss the gauntlet before the feet of tyranny, and I say segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever.


Optometric Management

O.D. Scene: Meet the Leaders of the Optometric Retina Society

In fact, roughly 2 million individuals in the United States, or 6% of the U.S. population, have AMD, and this number is estimated to reach 3.5 million by 2030, according to the National Eye Institute.


Related Topix: Optometry, Medicine, Brooklyn, NY, New York, NY, Nova Southeastern University

The Oregonian

Oregon State's Chelsea and Madeline Gardiner advance to NCAA gymnastics championship

The Pac-12 will be represented by three teams and five individuals at the NCAA Championships on April 18-20 hosted by the University of Alabama and the Alabama Sports Federation.


The Kaleidoscope

UAB's Give Something, Change Everything, off to a good start online

Online contributions over six months since the public launch of The Campaign for UAB: Give Something, Change Everything, the most ambitious fundraising initiative in the history of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, have already surpassed total online gifts from the entire previous fiscal year.


Alabama Live

City of Tuscaloosa plans week of events to memorialize third anniversary of deadly tornadoes

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama -- City officials in Tuscaloosa have planned several events to memorialize the loss caused by an E-F4 tornado that devastated the Druid City in April 2011 and to celebrate the recovery of the city since then.


Related Topix: Tuscaloosa, AL


Oft-Assumed Reasons for Racial Obesity Disparities May Not Be Only Cause, Study Says

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Racial disparities in obesity rates among the third of U.S. adults considered obese are often blamed on socioeconomic status because of its influence on diet and physical activity, but new findings from the University of Alabama at Birmingham published in Obesity suggest otherwise - particularly for women.


Related Topix: Birmingham, AL, Medicine, African-American, Genetics

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Daily Home

Bill Kimber/The Daily Home

Members of CACC Jazz perform Wednesday during Spring Fling on the Childersburg campus of Central Alabama Community College.


Related Topix: Childersburg, AL, Opinion


$250 Wheelchair Transformed Into Johnny Five Geo-Positioning Robot

A bunch of student employees at The University of Alabama in Huntsville's Systems Management and Production Center have come together and worked using both inspiration with innovation in order to roll out a $250 motorized wheelchair that will be able to perform the work that is equivalent to that of a $20,000 robot.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots, Gadgets