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Arts & Life
6:01 am
Sun December 23, 2012

AP: BCS championship tickets still expensive

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — So if you want to take in the BCS National Championship Game between Notre Dame and Alabama, it'll only cost you $950, plus some fees. That's the lowest price listed on StubHub, a leading online ticket exchange. It's actually lower than a few weeks ago, and less than the average get-in price for the last two championship games involving Alabama and Auburn. Of course, that price is just for standing-room only. It'll take another $50 to get actual seats in the end zone of the upper levels. From there, prices skyrocket. Want to sit close to midfield?

Business & Education
3:15 pm
Sat December 22, 2012

Merchants upbeat for last shopping weekend before Xmas

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Merchants in Alabama says it's looking like robust Christmas shopping season so far and they're hoping procrastinating shoppers will make the season even merrier.

At the Robert Moore & Co. Christmas Town in Mobile, general manager Larry Heard says he's seeing a trend of last-minute shoppers.

A spokeswoman for the Alabama Retail Association, Nancy Dennis, said her organization is estimating that $9 billion will be spent by shoppers in Alabama during November and December. She said a 4 percent growth in sales is expected from 2011.

Politics & Government
1:58 pm
Sat December 22, 2012

Alabama State University reaches severance deal with President

Politics & Government
5:47 am
Tue December 18, 2012

Alabama wants state level response to future shootings

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Politics & Government
3:41 pm
Mon December 17, 2012

State AG and Victoryland owner spar over liquor license

Politics & Government
7:46 am
Mon December 17, 2012

"Fiscal Cliff" could cost Alabama thousands of jobs

Politics & Government
7:11 pm
Sun December 16, 2012

Birmingham area schools ask for more police patrols

Science & Health
8:37 am
Sat December 15, 2012

Alabama hospital pays damages for patient death

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BAY MINETTE, Ala. (AP) — The family of a 59-year-old diabetic woman who was mistakenly given a lethal dose of insulin at an Alabama hospital has been awarded a $140 million judgment.

AL.com (http://bit.ly/Y3h1tT) reports a Baldwin County Circuit Court judge ordered Thomas Hospital and three other firms to pay the family of Sharron Juno, of Daphne, who died in 2008.

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Politics & Government
4:10 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

Governor calls for audit of Alabama State University

Arts & Life
7:41 am
Fri December 14, 2012

Authorities Identify Man Who Shot Himself Inside Ala. Courthouse

Thursday morning shooting at the Hugo Black Federal Courthouse in Birmingham.
al.com

Authorities identify the man who shot himself inside an Alabama federal courthouse as 50-year-old building services director David Lee Williams of Birmingham.

Officials say he went through an employee entrance Thursday to avoid a security check that could have caught the gun.


The U.S. Marshals Service says the worker used an access card to enter the Hugo L. Black U.S. Courthouse in Birmingham. The card system is being used at times while renovation work is done on the main entrance.

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Business & Education
7:11 am
Fri December 14, 2012

State Wants Plan to Address Grade-Changing Scandal

Alabama State School Superintendent Tommy Bice.

(Information in the following story is from: Montgomery Advertiser, http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com)


Alabama's state school superintendent says he expects the Montgomery County school system to have a plan by Christmas to make sure grade-changing doesn't occur again.


State Superintendent Tommy Bice said the state Department of Education wants the plan for institutional control in place before the second semester starts. The department will appoint a monitor to make sure the school system carries out its new plan.

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Business & Education
6:57 am
Fri December 14, 2012

Alabama's Interim Chancellor Gets $51,000 Extra

Alabama's Board of Education named Susan Price as interim chancellor of the two-year college system in March.
blog.al.com

The state Board of Education has voted to give nearly $51,000 to a vice chancellor of the two-year college system for serving as interim chancellor for more than six months.


The board decided Thursday to give the money to Vice Chancellor Susan Price because that would have been the difference between her $155,250 annual salary and the chancellor's salary for the time she served.


Price served from March through the hiring of Mark Heinrich in September. The chancellor's base salary is $250,000 annually.

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Politics & Government
3:55 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Federal lawsuit challenges Alabama's new legislative districts

The predominantly black Alabama Democratic Conference and others have filed a federal lawsuit challenging the Alabama House and Senate districts that were redrawn earlier this year by the Legislature.


The lawsuit filed Thursday claims legislators drew the districts in a way that caps the number of areas where black candidates have a realistic chance. The lawsuit says the districts adopted by the Republican-majority legislature violate the U.S. and Alabama constitutions and the federal Voting Rights Act.

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Business & Education
6:37 am
Thu December 13, 2012

Legislators Seek Money Records from Alabama State

Senator Trip Pittman of Montrose is one of three lawmakers asking Alabama State University to turn over financial records.
Credit deseretnews.com

Three legislative leaders on education issues have asked Alabama State University for records of all contracts and payments to public officials or their immediate families.

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