Water Taxi fare increase effective March 1

February 29, 2012

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Who Was the First African-American to Win An Oscar?

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1940

72 years ago
Hattie McDaniel is the first African-American to win an Oscar for her role as Mammy in Gone With the Wind.
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1972
40 years ago
Hank Aaron becomes the first baseball player to sign a contract for $200,000 a year.
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1988
24 years ago
Archbishop Desmond Tutu is arrested in Cape Town, South Africa, along with 100 other protesters of apartheid.
http://www.biography.com/people/desmond-tutu-9512516

2004
8 years ago
Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide is ousted from power for the second time.
http://www.biography.com/people/jean-bertrand-aristide-38781

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Tony Robbins
Born: February 29, 1960
Age: 52 years old
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Jimmy Dorsey
Born: February 29, 1904
Birthplace: Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, United States
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Ja Rule

Born: February 29, 1976
Age: 36 years old
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Melvin Purvis
Died: February 29, 1960
Age: 56 years old
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Died: February 29, 2004
Age: 88 years old
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Died: February 29, 1908
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GadsdenTimes.com Headlines: Tips from neighbors lead to large marijuana discovery

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Tips from neighbors lead to large marijuana discovery

A man out on bond for trafficking in marijuana has been arrested again after 38 pounds of marijuana were found Monday at a house in Gadsden. Read More

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RiverFest hopes to add beer garden

RiverFest 2012 could have beer sales for the general public. Read More

Prosecutors: Legislature corrupted; Defense: Gilley a con man

MONTGOMERY — A prosecutor in Alabama’s gambling corruption trial told jurors Tuesday that casino owner Milton McGregor and three state senators engaged in bribery to protect his millions in profits and provide the lawmakers with big… Read More

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Fog hampers air search for missing helicopter crew

Authorities searching for three missing crew members after the crash of a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter in the Gulf of Mexico say fog has hampered the air search, but divers were planning another attempt to get inside the submerged aircraft. Read More

Closing arguments finishing in gambling trial

The second day of closing arguments is slated in Alabama’s gambling corruption trial in Montgomery. Read More

Ala man sentenced to 25 years in rape of child

An Elmore County man is going to prison for 25 years after being convicted in the rape of a child. Read More

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Scales lifts Cedar Bluff over St. Jude, into 1A title game

BIRMINGHAM — Trailing 15-1 and with its leading scorer on the bench with foul trouble, nothing was going right for Cedar Bluff. Read More

Green, Alabama see fortunes improve

TUSCALOOSA — The fortunes of Alabama and JaMychal Green have certainly taken a turn for the better. Read More

Daytona 500 endures rain, fire to succeed

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Want to capture the nation’s attention? Try a giant fireball. Read More

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WHEN HARRY MET: George Melvin Glenn

I’ve been reading and re-reading two books in my library about Willie and Joe, two infamous World War II “dogfaces” captured in cartoons of that era by 23 year-old artist Bill Mauldin, who was able, in words and pictures, to… Read More

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OUR VIEW: Hometown hire for chief

The Gadsden Civil Service Board for the third straight time went outside the police department’s ranks to hire a chief with Monday’s selection of retired Birmingham Police Capt. Johnie Crane. Read More

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Davis, Betty Lynn (Baker)

Betty Lynn Baker Davis, Fort Payne, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012. She is survived by her husband, Rip Davis. Graveside service will be at 2 …..

Edgeworth, Martha Sue

Martha Sue Edgeworth, 64, Centre, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. She is survived by her family. Graveside services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. …..

Enich, Joyce

Joyce Annette Enich, of Altoona, passed away in her home. She was born and raised in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and had spent the last 34 …..

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GadsdenTimes.com Headlines: Crane new Gadsden police chief

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Crane new Gadsden police chief

Johnie Crane has been named as Gadsden’s new police chief. Read More

Marriage proposal via Jack’s marquee a success

David Jones didn’t just get down on one knee Monday morning in the parking lot of Jack’s in Attalla when he proposed to his girlfriend, Joyce Sears.
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Judge unseals records in Savannah Hardin case

Etowah County Presiding Circuit Judge Allen Millican on Monday unsealed domestic relations court documents that could contain information concerning Savannah Hardin and family members, except for a psychological examination of the girl. Read More

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Closing arguments set in Alabama gambling trial

Closing arguments are scheduled to begin in Alabama’s gambling corruption trial in Montgomery. Read More

Ala. chief justice candidates face off in debate

Three Republican candidates for chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court square off in a debate in Montgomery sponsored by the Alabama Christian Coalition.
The debate will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Taylor Road Baptist Church. Read More

Authorities: Former Ala. deputy found dead

Authorities say a former Russell County deputy who was to report to federal prison to serve a sentence for beating a handcuffed man in 2010 has been found dead. Read More

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Fire forces delay at Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — First came the rain. Then came the fire. Read More

Heyward looks for comeback

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Jason Heyward reaches into the basket, pulls out a ball, places it on the tee and stares out toward the empty mound. Read More

Daytona Deluge: Rain postpones Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR has raced on the beach at Daytona, under the lights and even around a pesky pothole. Read More

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WHEN HARRY MET: George Melvin Glenn

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OUR VIEW: Raiding the sales tax pie

Gadsden State Community College has to feel like a buzzard’s lunch right now, the way legislators are trying to pick its financial carcass. Read More

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Anderson, Donald M.

Donald M. Anderson, 84, Attalla, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012. Funeral service will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at Morgan Funeral Chapel. Additional arrangements will …..

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What Year Did the Final Episode of “M*A*S*H” Air?

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1983

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The final episode of "M*A*S*H," starring Alan Alda, becomes the most-watched television program at the time.
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1888
124 years ago
Francis Galton, who coined the phrase "nature versus nurture," is measured in his own Anthropometric Laboratory, which sought to link physical characteristics with intelligence.
http://www.biography.com/people/francis-galton-9305647

1953
59 years ago
Cambridge University scientists Francis Crick and James D. Watson discover the double helix structure of DNA.
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2007
5 years ago
Republican Senator John McCain announces his 2008 presidential candidacy on the Late Show With David Letterman.
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Brian Jones
Born: February 28, 1942
Birthplace: Cheltenham, England
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Mario Andretti
Born: February 28, 1940
Age: 72 years old
Birthplace: Montana, Italy
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Frank Gehry

Born: February 28, 1929
Age: 83 years old
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
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Henry James
Died: February 28, 1916
Age: 72 years old
Place: London, United Kingdom
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Paul Harvey
Died: February 28, 2009
Age: 90 years old
Place: Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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Died: February 28, 2005
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South Snohomish County Cold Weather Shelter Open Tonight – MONDAY

February 27, 2012

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