Auburn, AL – 320 members of the Auburn University band will head to Washington DC next week to take part in the 55th Presidential Inaugural Parade. Auburn band director Rick Good says the January 20th event will be ``a once in a lifetime opportunity.'' The A-U band is the only one from Alabama invited.
Undated – U-S Congressman Robert Aderholt left for South Asia Wednesday. He'll survey the damage caused by late December tsunami. He says he's planning to visit some of the hardest-hit areas. Aderholt also will meet with Sri Lanka's prime minister and several parliament members. He says he and other congressmen are making the trip to conduct on-site damage assessments. Aderholt says they will then return to the U-S- to ask for more financial aid for affected regions. The group is scheduled to return Sunday.