Harper Lee

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4:45 pm
Fri June 12, 2015

Oklahoma Creeks oppose Alabama Indian gambling, Lee letters fail to sell

The descendants of Alabama Creeks forced to walk the Trail of Tears are urging Alabama's governor not to sign a gaming agreement with a tribe they say built a casino on sacred land.

The Muscogee** Nation of Oklahoma sent Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley a June letter urging him never to sign a compact with the Poarch Band of Creek Indians.

The Poarch Band built a hotel and bingo casino on tribal land in Wetumpka. The letter came after some legislators suggested a gambling compact as a revenue source for the state.

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Newscast
9:29 am
Tue June 9, 2015

Chinese Drywall Settlement, Draft Beer in Fayette

Chinese drywall

Homeowners in Alabama as well as five other states whose houses were ruined by substandard Chinese drywall will find out what their settlement will be today.

U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon has scheduled a one-day, non-jury trial to hear expert testimony and determine a settlement amount for 3,000 homeowners. Those people will be replacing drywall and also repairing the damage caused by drywall manufactured by Taishan Gypsum Co.

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Newscast
9:21 am
Mon June 8, 2015

Special Session Looming, Alabama Writers Hall of Fame

Novelist Harper Lee
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Alabama’s legislators will be headed to a special session later this summer to devise a working General Fund budget.

The Senate passed a budget late last week that included $200 million in cuts to various state agencies. Governor Robert Bentley vetoed that budget, calling it “unworkable” and extremely damaging to Alabama residents.

APR’s political commentator Steve Flowers says one of the main reasons the General Fund budget was so difficult to pass is what lawmakers were hearing from the people they represent.

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Newscast
5:55 pm
Tue February 3, 2015

Luther Strange Requests Another Stay, HUD Meeting, Harper Lee's New Book

Alabama Native and Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Harper Lee
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A federal appeals court order has cleared the way for same-sex marriages to begin next week in Alabama. The three-judge panel from the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange's request for an extended stay.

U.S. District Judge Callie Granade last month ruled that two Alabama laws prohibiting the recognition of same-sex marriages unconstitutional. Granade put a hold on her order until Monday to let the state appeal.

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Harper Lee-Museum
4:03 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Author Harper Lee, Hometown Museum At Odds

"To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee is at odds with a museum in her hometown of Monroeville. Lee is seeking a trademark for the words "To Kill a Mockingbird" when they are used on clothing.
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"To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee is at odds with a museum in her hometown of Monroeville.

Lee is seeking a trademark for the words "To Kill a Mockingbird" when they are used on clothing. The Monroe County Heritage Museum is opposing the application, contending the sale of souvenirs with the words "To Kill a Mockingbird" is vital to its continued operation.

Lee's attorney, Robert Clarida, says the 87-year-old author has never received a penny from the museum's sale of T-shirts, caps and other souvenirs.

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Don Noble
4:05 pm
Mon July 17, 2006

Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee

Mockingbird is a fine biography of Nelle Harper Lee from her birth in 1926 to the age of forty and makes good reading.

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