Fourth of July http://apr.org en Freedom for Pets http://apr.org/post/freedom-pets <p>What does freedom mean for our pets?&nbsp; Even for humans, freedom does not mean we can do whatever we want whenever we want.&nbsp; For the animals that share our lives, we can give them freedom to enjoy their lives in safety and comfort, as our best friends and loyal companions.&nbsp; And that's something worth celebrating!</p><p>********************************* Sat, 06 Jul 2013 13:45:00 +0000 Mindy Norton 33451 at http://apr.org Freedom for Pets Alabama Cities Prepare Fourth of July Events http://apr.org/post/alabama-cities-prepare-fourth-july-events <p>More than 25 Fourth of July celebrations and fireworks shows are planned across Alabama.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; The Alabama Tourism Department says the events include the Spirit of America at Point Mallard in Decatur, the Thunder on the Mountain fireworks show at Vulcan in Birmingham, and Independence Day 1776 at the American Village in Montevallo.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Fireworks shows will stretch from Gulf Shores on the coast to Athens in the Tennessee Valley and from Demopolis in west Alabama to Auburn in east Alabama.<br> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 12:38:16 +0000 The Associated Press 33040 at http://apr.org Alabama Cities Prepare Fourth of July Events Troopers: 9 died on roads during holiday period http://apr.org/post/troopers-9-died-roads-during-holiday-period <p><b><font face="Arial">Alabama State Troopers say they investigated 386 traffic accidents resulting in 161 injuries and nine deaths during the Fourth of July holiday period.</font></b></p><p><b><font face="Arial">The Alabama Department of Public Safety reported the numbers for the 120-hour Fourth of July holiday period from July 4 to July 8.</font></b></p><p><b><font face="Arial">Officials say that because the same holiday in 2011 fell on a Monday and meant a long weekend for many travelers, it&#39;s difficult to compare those numbers with 2011 totals.</font></b></p> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 22:14:42 +0000 Associated Press 14427 at http://apr.org Troopers: 9 died on roads during holiday period