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Killer Love: Couples, success, faith and murder A respected insurance agent, his beloved wife and their charismatic pastor: This tale of sex and murder seems like a movie but played out for real in Independence. Nonfatal shootings in KC: Many bullets, little blame In six out of 10 cases last year, victims declined to cooperate in catching their attackers, many times out of fear.
Four Restaurants Earn New Grand Awards in 2012 | News | News & Features | Wine Spectator
Four dining spots-A Voce Columbus in Manhattan, Acquerello in San Francisco, Commander's Palace in New Orleans and Sierra Mar at the Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, Calif.-have earned Grand Award honors in Wine Spectator's 2012 Restaurant Wine List Awards. They join 71 other restaurants that have successfully renewed their Grand Awards as the world's top wine destinations for diners.
Year of Alabama Food: Durbin Farms Market, Clanton
CLANTON, Alabama -- Throughout 2012, as the Alabama Tourism Department celebrates "The Year of Alabama Food," The Birmingham News will spotlight some of the restaurants, cafes, bistros and bakeries on the list of "100 Dishes To Eat in Alabama Before You Die." This is a weekly series that appears Fridays in City Scene.
Freshworks festival set for Jones Valley Teaching Farm in Birmingham
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Think of it as City Stages with food trucks and cooking demos. And, yes, live music. On Saturday, Jones Valley Teaching Farm in downtown Birmingham will host the first Freshworks Festival, a day-long, food-centric urban street fair offering everything from Vietnamese tacos and hickory-smoked barbecue to sessions on boudin-making and goat-milking.
Birmingham broadcasters remember Wendell Harris as a television news pioneer
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Former Birmingham newscaster Wendell Harris, who, as a television journalist, covered the civil rights movement, and as a news director, hired the state's first female anchor, died Tuesday following a lengthy hospital stay. Mr. Harris was 78.
Birmingham's Southern Life building up for sale as law firm plans move
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- A prominent Highland Avenue building is up for sale to what will become only its third owner in nearly 100 years. The four-story, classic-style building at 2121 Highland Avenue is known as the Southern Life & Health Insurance Co., named for the company that was the original owner and headquartered there when it was built in the 1920s.
Leadership Lessons from Dwight D. Eisenhower #1: How to Build and Sustain Morale
Dwight D. Eisenhower had unarguably one of the longest and most taxing leadership roles in American history. For two decades, the lives of thousands, sometimes millions, of people and the fate of great nations hung on his decisions. As Supreme Allied Commander during World War II, Eisenhower oversaw the greatest amphibious assault in history, organizing [...]
Auto industry supplier G&B Global relocating HQ to McCalla
A Michigan-based automotive supplier is relocating its North American headquarters from the Detroit area to McCalla, with plans to create up to 75 jobs. G&B Global of Rochester, Mich., is investing $4.8 million in a 60,060-square-foot space it is leasing in the Jefferson Metropolitan Park McCalla that will become its new headquarters.
Letters of Note: He has nothing left but his poker
In September of 1896, the head of the Atlantic City Railroad in New Jersey received the following letter of complaint from an unhappy local named A. T. Harris. Little else is known. (Source: The Oxford Book of Letters; Image via Wikimedia.)
The Unknown Soldiers: For Future Generations
Capt. Nicholas Rozanski, 36, was one of three Ohio National Guard soldiers killed on Apr. 4 in Afghanistan's Faryab province. Along with Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey Rieck, 45, of Columbus, and Sgt. 1st Class Shawn Hannon, 44, of Grove City, Capt.
Politics, Political News - Election 2012
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More pets died on Delta than any other airline  |
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution More pets died on Delta Air Lines than on any other carrier last year, according to data released by the federal government. Out of 35 pets that died on airlines last year, 19 died on Delta flights. That's up from 16 the previous year.
SXSW 2012: Music acts with state ties include Alabama Shakes, G-Side, Pierces, Monarchs (video)
Alabama Shakes, rock band from Athens; Wednesday, March 14, 4-4:40 p.m., Radio Day Stage, Austin Convention Center; and Easy Tiger Patio, March 16, time TBA. G-Side, hip-hop duo from Huntsville; Tuesday, March 13, time TBA, Swan Dive; and Wednesday, March 14, time TBA, Lustre Pearl.
Twitter Blog: New version of Twitter, now on for everyone
In December, we launched a new version of Twitter. It's been available for mobile phones, via the mobile web, Twitter for iPhone and Twitter for Android, and we've been rolling it out steadily to Now, everyone has access to it. A few of the highlights:
Monroeville's Colton Cumbie stands out on 'Survivor: One World'
University of Alabama student Colton Cumbie, a Monroeville native, made his debut Wednesday evening along with 17 other castaways in the season premiere of "Survivor: One World." Even before the group was segregated into separate tribes of men and women, it looked like Cumbie might be an odd man out.
Birmingham's India Ramey seeks votes for 'Songwriters' contest (video)
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- OK, so it's not "American Idol" or "The Voice" But Birmingham's India Ramey is competing in a national music contest that could earn her a spot at a music festival, recording opportunities and a bunch of other goodies.
"Wicked" not perfect, but still a crowd-pleaser in Birmingham
8220;Wicked,” at the BJCC through March 4; presented by Broadway in Birmingham; review gets four out of five stars There’s no denying that “Wicked” is irresistible. How else would you explain sitting through a first act you think might never end, a second act that’s not much shorter, a preposterous plot and a couple of so-so performances in supporting roles, yet still come away thinking you’ve just seen something special?
Florida's Patric Young (4) dunks the ball for two during the Gators 61-52 win at Coleman Coliseum Tuesday Feb. 14, 2012 in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (The Birmingham News, Hal Yeager)