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Thursday, April 19, 2012

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Proposed education budget sees cuts

MONTGOMERY — A state Senate committee approved an education budget Wednesday that reduces funding for public schools and universities, cuts teaching jobs and enlarges class sizes for the 2012-2013 school year. Read More

House committee corks wine bill in narrow vote

MONTGOMERY — The House Economic Development and Tourism Committee on Wednesday killed a bill that would have allowed small Alabama winemakers to self-distribute their products without having to use expensive middlemen or the state liquor… Read More

Charter school bill changes

MONTGOMERY — The Alabama state Senate’s version of the charter school bill represents a number of differences over the House version of the same proposal, including allowing low-performing schools to transition to charters. The House… Read More


State News More State News

Ala. AG says work on BP case nearing fruition

Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange has spent much of the 15 months he has been in office pursuing efforts to recover losses by Alabama and other states because of the massive BP oil spill. Read More

Summary of action in Alabama Legislature

A summary of action in the Alabama Legislature on Wednesday, a committee meeting day:

Bond set for Ala. teens accused of burglary

Bond has been set at $100,000 for three Alabama teens accused of burglarizing a fish camp in an early-morning incident that saw a former high school volleyball star shot in the back of the head. Meanwhile, the 17-year-old girl remains comatose,… Read More

Sports More Sports

Titan girls make history with 6A, Section 7 tourney win

The Gadsden City girls tennis team made history Wednesday at the Dana Loconto Tennis Complex. Read More

Summitt steps aside as Tennessee coach

Pat Summitt, the winningest coach in college basketball history, is stepping down from her position with the Tennessee Lady Vols, less than eight months after revealing she had early onset dementia. Read More

Uggla’s homer helps Braves beat Mets

ATLANTA — Dan Uggla knew about his struggles against R.A. Dickey. His focus was on stopping another streak of futility that was beginning to affect his sleep. Read More

Life More Life

TITANIC: Tragedy at sea remembered

In the birthplace of the Titanic, residents gathered for a choral requiem. In the North Atlantic, above the ship’s final resting place, passengers will pray as a band strikes up a hymn and three floral wreaths are cast onto the waves. Read More

Times Weekly Calendar for April 15

DISCUSS “THE THINGS THEY CARRIED” by Tim O’Brien at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Blackstone Pub & Eatery as part of Gadsden Reads 2012. Read More

Community Services for April 15

Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. daily at 525 W. Grand Ave., Rainbow City (call 866-360-5967); at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays in a building at the corner of Second and Bay; and at noon and 7 p.m. daily at 1109 Baltimore Ave., Albertville. Read More

Opinion More Opinion

OUR VIEW: County right in charging for transporting bodies

Autopsy — it’s a word that causes people to wince because it’s ugly sounding and deals with an uncomfortable subject. Read More

Obituaries More Obituaries

Abbott, Frank David

Frank David Abbott, 65, Boaz, died Wednesday, April 18, 2012. He is survived by his family. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at …..

Baskin, Robert

Robert Baskin, 85, Gadsden, died Wednesday, April 18, 2012. He was a member of McCauley’s Chapel United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, …..

Brown, Larry V.

Larry V. Brown, 70, Rainsville, died Tuesday, April 17, 2012. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Burt Funeral Chapel, Fort Payne. Burial …..

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