Tuscaloosa, AL – Today, Americans and much of the world will mourn former President Ronald Reagan, who died last week at the age of 93. Twenty years ago, President Reagan was on the campaign trail seeking another term. And just weeks before the 1984 presidential election, he made a quick stop in Tuscaloosa to secure more votes. Some of the topics highlighted in Reagan's speech mirror some of the themes in this year's presidential election. Mandie Trimble reports.
Rainbow City, AL – The state's longest serving female mayor is retiring. Sue Glidewell has led Rainbow City for 24 years and has worked in city government for 37 years. Glidewell was also Etowah County's first female mayor. She worked for the city of Gadsden as well. Her sixth term will end in October, and she says she'll retire after that. Glidewell began working for Rainbow City in 1967 as city clerk under former Mayor W.R. Smith. He set a good example, also serving as mayor for more than 20 years.
Washington, D.C. – Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore will testify before Congress next week. He's expected to discuss his 10 Commandments fight with Senators. That fight ultimately led to Moore's removal from office last year. The Congressional session will focus on hostility to public religious expression. Moore has argued that federal courts have overstepped their jurisdiction in forbidding the acknowledgment of God. He'll testify before the Senate Judiciary subcommittee on Tuesday.