Birmingham, AL – The attorneys representing former HealthSouth C-E-O Richard Scrushy will have an extra week to consider more evidence. Federal Judge Karon Bowdre Monday delayed the trial one week. She said she "reluctantly" agreed, but did so in the interest of justice. She rescheduled opening statements for January 25th. Scrushy has pleaded innocent to charges he orchestrated a conspiracy to overstate HealthSouth earnings by more than two-point-six billion dollars. His charges include fraud, conspiracy and obstruction of justice.
This painstakingly detailed account of the Civil Rights Movement opens up that part of history to young adult readers.
By Don Noble
For her study of the Civil Rights Movement in Birmingham, Carry Me Home, published in 2001, Diane McWhorter was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for history.
That fairly narrow-focus study was a labor of nearly 20 years, and in the course of researching that book, McWhorter learned an immense amount about the movement that she could not fit into Carry Me Home.