Birmingham, AL – A group of Muslims in Birmingham has organized an evening of presentations on Islam in an effort to correct misconceptions about their faith. Experts on the history and culture of Islam will speak on The Legacy of Prophet Muhammad, at U-A-B Thursday. The chairman of the Universal Heritage Foundation will speak about the belief of Muhammad being a brother in faith to Jesus and Moses. Also...Jerald Dirks, a converted Methodist, will discuss how the Muslim prophet was a champion of women's rights.
Washington, DC – More questions have surfaced about President Bush's military service. The government reports it's missing documents that would help explain gaps in the president's Texas Air National Guard service between 1972 and 1973. Bush says he was in Alabama working on Winton "Red" Blount's Senate campaign. But retired Air Force general and head of the Air National Guard -- Paul Weaver Junior -- says record-keeping wasn't so good three decades ago. He says the documents the government is searching for may never have existed.
Birmingham, AL – The remnants Tropical Storm Frances are expected to bring plenty of strong and gusty winds Monday evening. The winds are expected to affect a large part of Alabama Monday night through Tuesday afternoon. Southeast Alabama will see winds in excess of 40 miles per hour. A few gusts may reach 50 to 60 miles per hour in some areas. But wind gusts of 30 miles per hour or more may also occur through tomorrow as far north and west as Oneonta, Birmingham, Centreville and Selma.