Tuscaloosa, AL – The University of Alabama campus is getting a facelift. 50 of the most prominent buildings on the Tuscaloosa campus will have the plants around them pulled out and replaced for a more streamlined look. The University paid area landscape architect Bonner Lee about 20-thousand dollars to design and oversee the project. Lee says six buildings, mostly those around The Quad, have been finished. U-A Director of Facilities, Thad Turnipseed, says the project should be completely finished in about 16 months.
Tuscaloosa, AL – There will be only two parties listed on Alabama's election ballot this year -- Republican and Democratic. Alabama's Libertarian Party was listed on the state ballot in 2002 but was unable to get enough votes to stay on the ballot for this year's elections. Alabama Public Radio's Butler Cain spoke recently with James Hines, Mobile district chair for Alabama's Libertarian Party. Hines says being kept off the ballot prevents voters from choosing a political alternative.