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Arts & Life
9:04 am
Tue September 18, 2012

Alison Balsom plays Haydn

Monkey See
8:57 am
Tue September 18, 2012

The 25 Magic Words Of American Television

iStockphoto.com

Originally published on Mon September 17, 2012 11:13 am

Tonight, two new fall shows premiere: Mob Doctor, which is about a doctor who works for the mob, and Revolution, which is about a devastating global power outage and — more than that — a revolution.

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Arts & Life
8:24 am
Tue September 18, 2012

North Alabama Remains Under Flood Threat

www.srh.noaa.gov The National Weather Service

Forecasters say north Alabama remains under a flood threat following storms that will dump as much as 7 inches of rain on the region before they leave the state.


Heavy downpours caused flooding in northwest Alabama on Monday, and the weather service says northeast Alabama is now most at risk.


Forecasters have issued a flood warning that includes all or parts of Colbert, DeKalb, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marshall and Morgan counties.

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Arts & Life
8:16 am
Tue September 18, 2012

Emergency Training Planned on Ala Beaches

Lifeguard with the Gulf Shores Beach Patrol changes the warning flag to double red flags closing the waters at the Gulf Shores Public Beach, Monday, Aug. 27, 2012.
AP Photo/Press-Register, John David Mercer

Officials are conducting a large training exercise along Alabama's coast to prepare for hurricanes and other emergencies.


Helicopters and other equipment will be near Perdido Pass in Orange Beach on Tuesday for what's being called "Operation Raging Winds." The training will include helicopter rescues and beach patrols along the coast.


Organizers are trying to get the word that the activity is for training and isn't a real emergency situation. While the main tourist season is over, thousands of visitors are still in the area.

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Arts & Life
8:32 am
Mon September 17, 2012

Pilot, Student Killed in Crash at Ala Airport

An airplane burns in a field after crashing during Moontown Fly-In activities around 3:20 PM off Morring Lane near Moontown Airport Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012 killing two. (Photo special by Samantha Williams)
Robin Conn/The Huntsville Times

A longtime Madison County pilot and a student have been identified as the victims in a crash that killed two people when an airplane went down at an airport during an event for aviation enthusiasts.

WAAY-TV (http://bit.ly/PztYmV ) reports that George Myers and 17-year-old Chris Schmitt died when a plane went down Sunday at the annual Moontown Fly-In in Madison County.


Myers owned the Moontown Airport at Brownsboro, and the teenager was learning to fly.

Arts & Life
8:24 am
Mon September 17, 2012

UAH Shooter Could Get Royalties From School

Former UAH professor Amy Bishop pleaded guilty to killing three colleagues and shooting three others.
Wikimedia Commons

The woman who admitted shooting six coworkers at the University of Alabama in Huntsville could receive royalties from the university for an invention that's expected to start generating revenue soon.


Bishop and her husband, Jim Anderson, invented a cell incubator that has been developed for sale by InQ Biosciences. UAH owns the patent, but Bishop and Anderson are in line for part of the royalties.

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Arts & Life
8:21 am
Mon September 17, 2012

Hurricane Isaac Washed Away Alabama's Sand Island

The area around the lighthouse was up to 65 feet deep before a federal project in 2011 rebuilt the island. Three days of heavy waves during Hurricane Isaac removed thousands of cubic feet of sand.
Ben Raines/Press-Register

Sand Island along the Alabama coast has disappeared beneath the waves.


The Sand Island Lighthouse is still standing alone in the water. But the island that was rebuilt by the U.S Army Corps of Engineers last year got eroded by Hurricane Isaac. The Press -Register (bit.ly/QihAeI) reports that parts of the island are a foot under water.

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Arts & Life
3:43 pm
Sun September 16, 2012

A Reminder, Three-Minute Fiction Round 9 Is Open

Originally published on Mon September 17, 2012 8:50 am

Transcript

(SOUNDBITE OF CLOCK TICKING)

GUY RAZ, HOST:

Just a reminder now that Round 9 of our Three-Minute Fiction Contest is open. It's where we ask you to write an original short story that can be read in about three minutes, so no more than 600 words. In each round, we have a judge with a new challenge. And this time, it's novelist Brad Meltzer, and he's come up with this.

BRAD MELTZER: Your story must revolve around a U.S. president who can be fictional or real.

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Around the Nation
2:50 pm
Sun September 16, 2012

Activists Make Push To Get IDs To Pa. Voters

Gloria Gilman holds a sign Thursday in Philadelphia during the NAACP voter ID rally to demonstrate her opposition to Pennsylvania's new voter identification law.
Michael Perez AP

Originally published on Mon September 17, 2012 8:50 am

Pennsylvania's politically split Supreme Court is considering a challenge to a lower court ruling that upheld the state's polarizing voter identification law.

The law requires a state-issued photo ID card to vote, and supporters say it will help prevent voter fraud. Voting-rights activists have now shifted strategies from attempting to overturn the law, to instead putting up to a million state-issued photo ID cards in the hands of residents.

State officials recently estimated it is possible nearly 200,000 Philadelphia residents alone don't have proper ID.

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Politics
2:09 pm
Sun September 16, 2012

Rabbi Shmuley Wants To Bring Shalom To The House

Originally published on Mon September 17, 2012 2:08 pm

We've heard much about big money pouring into some of the congressional races around the country, and now some of that money is breathing new life into the campaign of one unlikely candidate.

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, author of books such as Kosher Sex and Kosher Jesus, and the host of Shalom in the Home, a reality show that worked with struggling couples, is running for Congress in New Jersey's 9th District.

Boteach is hoping to unseat Democrat Bill Pascrell in a district that is overwhelmingly Democratic.

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The Two-Way
12:49 pm
Sun September 16, 2012

Don't Allow Iran's Nuclear 'Touchdown,' Netanyahu Warns

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Gali Tibbon AP

Originally published on Fri September 21, 2012 10:29 am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the Iranian nuclear program was "in the last 20 yards," and denied he was taking sides in the U.S. presidential election.

"They're in the last 20 yards, and you can't let them cross that goal line. You can't let them score a touchdown," he said Sunday on NBC's Meet the Press. "Because that would have unbelievable consequences, grievous consequences for the peace and security of us all."

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The Two-Way
7:16 am
Sun September 16, 2012

Four U.S. Troops Killed In Afghanistan; NATO Strike Kills 8 Afghan Women

Originally published on Mon September 17, 2012 5:56 am

Four U.S. service members were killed by an Afghan police officer and a NATO airstrike killed eight women in separate attacks in Afghanistan on Sunday.

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Africa
6:56 am
Sun September 16, 2012

Consulate Attack Preplanned, Libya's President Says

A Libyan military guard stands in front of one of the U.S. Consulate's burnt-out buildings in Benghazi Sept. 14 during the visit of President Mohammed el-Megarif.
Mohammad Hannon AP

Originally published on Sun September 16, 2012 7:36 am

Libya's president says he believes al-Qaida is behind a deadly attack in eastern Libya that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other U.S. staffers.

In an exclusive interview with NPR in Benghazi, President Mohammed el-Megarif says foreigners infiltrated Libya over the past few months, planned the attack and used Libyans to carry it out.

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Arts & Life
8:45 am
Sat September 15, 2012

Ow! The Cat Bit Me!

Tambako the Jaguar Flickr

Most animals will bite at one time or another, but sometimes it seems like your cat may bite you for no reason at all.  Or, maybe there is a reason...


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Arts & Life
2:29 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra Presents "Pictures At An Exhibition"

TSO's, "Pictures At An Exhibition"

Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra is back, starting off the 2012-2013 season with Pictures At An Exhibition! It will take place at The University of Alabama School of Music Concert Hall on Monday, September 17  at 7:00 pm CST.  TSO, under the baton of Maestro Adam Flatt, has established a grand reputation of being one of the most finest regional orchestras. TSO's musicians are comprised of  professionals across the Atlanta- Memphis- Nashville- Tuscaloosa region, The University of Alabama School of Music students and faculty, and the Alabama Symphony Orchestra.

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