Auburn, Alabama – The forms Auburn University trustees recently submitted to disclose possible financial conflicts are NOT yet available for public inspection. The form is part of an effort by the school to get off the probation imposed by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The survey asks questions concerning relationships among trustees and business dealings between trustees and the university. Auburn's chief attorney says the documents should be released at or after an August 12th Audit Committee meeting.
Montgomery, AL – The state will spend 75 million dollars to widen U-S Highway 431 between Seale and Eufaula. The stretch of road in east Alabama was recently considered one of America's five most dangerous highways, according to Readers Digest. State transportation director Joe McInnes says the road narrows from four to two lanes in Russell County, but motorists usually don't slow down. There have been 28 deaths on the 16-mile stretch during the past decade. Thirteen of them have occurred during the past four years.