A new study ranks Birmingham as the ninth most stressful city in the country, based on factors including unemployment, crime and health risks. The Birmingham News reported Tuesday that the study, which ranked Detroit as the most stressful, was conducted for the online business news magazine Portfolio. It examined demographic factors in the 50 largest metropolitan areas. ...Read more
Representatives of two closed casinos are complaining that Alabama Supreme Court Justice Glenn Murdock joined in key decisions about electronic bingo without disclosing that he once represented the Greene County Commission, which is one of the owners of Greenetrack.
Greenetrack President Nat Winn and VictoryLand lawyer Mark White say Murdock's role raises serious ethical questions. But the commander of the Governor's Task Force on Illegal Gambling, John Tyson, says they waited too late to raise the issue since Greenetrack has known about it for years. ...Read more
Saturday will mark nine years since the 2001 terror attacks on the United States. ...Read more
On the anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy, a Florida Pastor is planning to burn the Quran. Reverend Terry Jones is the Senior Pastor at Dover World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Florida. Jones said by burning the Quran, he will send a message to the radical element of Islam that it is not welcome in America. But the top U.S. Commander in Afghanistan has warned, Jones' actions could put troops overseas in danger. General David Petraeus said Tuesday extremists would use Jones' actions to inflame public opinion and incite violence. ...Read more
Thousands of Fans, both Crimson Tide and Nittany Lions, will flock to Tuscaloosa on Saturday. That's why preparations are already underway across the city. The Alabama Alumni Association said the energy for the Penn State Game is unique due to the tremendous rivalry. They say not only will the stadium be packed to capacity, they anticipate thousands more on the Quad. They are also hosting special events Friday night for all fans. Officials with the Tuscaloosa Convention and Visitors Bureau said there are so many Penn State Fans coming to town, they have had to ...Read more
Alabama started off their 2010 Football Season with a victory against San Jose' State where they won 48 to 3. But Coach Nick Saban and the Tide are already busy preparing for their next opponent. Penn State's Nittany Lions will come to the Capstone this Saturday. Monday, Coach Nick Saban said this is probably the last time Penn State's Head Coach Joe Paterno will be in Tuscaloosa. Paterno has been Head Coach at Penn State since 1966. Saban said he admires the way Coaches like Paterno and Bobby Bowden have represented the game of College Football. Saban&n ...Read more
Saturday's Game between the Tide and Penn State is the first time the two team's will meet in 20 years. The rich history of the two team's is bringing a national television audience. ESPN has confirmed their Gameday will air from Alabama this week. It will start at 9:00 a.m. on ESPN. Kickoff of the game is set for 6:00 p.m. at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Penn State is ranked 19th as they face the Tide this year. ESPN will carry the game. Alabama will travel to Beaver Stadium to play Penn State next year for it's first visit since 1989. ...Read more
It's been 20 years since Penn State and Alabama played each other. According to the Penn State University Website: they have played 13 times, with the first three contests in Bowl Games. The last ten games have been in a series from 1981 until 1990. Alabama leads Penn State 8 to 5 but Penn State won the last meeting 9 to 0 in Tuscaloosa. The Nittany Lions have a 2 and 1 record in Bryant Denny Stadium.
September 6, 2010
Saturday marks another historic Alabama event: Coach Bear Bryant's Birthday. Bryant also lead Alabama in several battles against Penn State. One of the most talked about is the 1979 Sugar Bowl. It's known as the "Goal Line Stand" game. The Tide came from the trenches to stop Penn State, making it one of the biggest tackles in College Football History. ...Read more
The prime suspect in the disappearance case of Alabama teen Natalee Holloway admits he took money from her family. Joran Van der Sloot said he took the money in exchange for the location of Holloway's body. He said he wanted to get back at her family for making his life tough. Van der Sloot is currently charged with the murder of a Peruvian woman. Holloway disappeared five years ago while on a graduation trip to Aruba. She was last seen with Van der Sloot.
September 6, 2010
President Obama is proposing a new $50 Billion dollar project to create new jobs. Mr. Obama is calling for long-term investments in the Nation's roads, railways, and runways. The project is the first phase of proposals the White House is expected to unveil between now and November's Election. Investments would actually take place over 6 years, but officials say they are intended to help create jobs in the near future. The first of the projects could create jobs in 2011.
September 6, 2010
The blowout preventer which officials say triggered the massive Gulf Oil Spill, has now been raised to the surface. Engineers are piecing together what went wrong when the Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig exploded April 20th. The device was taken into custody by the U.S. Department of Justice as an important piece of evidence. Once the new blowout preventer has been tested, B.P. will be able to complete the drilling of a relief well to intercept the damaged one. Officials say that could happen by the middle of September.
September 6, 2010
Monday marks the 116th National Observance of Labor Day. To celebrate the occasion, the West Alabama Labor Council held a parade in Tuscaloosa. Bands, Political Candidates, Beauty Queens and City Leaders took to the streets today. Labor Day officially became a National Holiday in 1894. It's dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. ...Read more