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August 31, 2012

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Romney makes his case: ’Need jobs, lots of jobs’

TAMPA, Fla. — Mitt Romney launched his fall campaign for the White House in a rousing Republican National Convention finale Thursday night, proclaiming America needs “jobs, lots of jobs” and promising to create 12 million of them… Read More

United Way makes gains on fundraising goal

United Way of Etowah County already has raised 41 percent of its fundraising goal for the year, thanks to its Pacesetter businesses. Read More

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Weakening Isaac hovers over water-logged Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS — Isaac hovered over Louisiana for a third day Thursday, shedding more than a foot of additional rain that forced authorities to hurriedly evacuate areas ahead of the storm and rescue hundreds of people who could not escape as the… Read More

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Va. medical college to build branch campus in Ala.

Auburn University officials say a Virginia medical college will build a new facility at the school’s research park area. Read More

Siegelman gets permission to go Democratic CVN

A federal judge has given former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman permission to travel to Charlotte, N.C., next week to attend the Democratic National Convention. Read More

Uniontown voting raises questions in Ala.

Voting in Uniontown has raised questions after there were more registered voters than the town’s listed population. Read More

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Southside beats Hokes Bluff 22-15 in season opener

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Etowah beats Alexandria 27-14

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West End loses to Susan Moore 41-12

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Life More Life

Health Ratings for 8/29

Here are the inspection scores from Aug. 13 to Aug. 17 for food, lodging and body art establishments in Etowah County. If an establishment received any major (4- or 5-point) deductions, those are noted in parentheses. Lesser (1- to 3-point)… Read More

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OUR VIEW: Saving Social Security

Most polling data shows creating jobs is the top priority for U.S. voters as the 2012 election approaches. That’s no surprise given the unemployment rate, so look for Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in the presidential race, and candidates for… Read More

Obituaries More Obituaries

Bailey, Earlene (Pope)

Earlene Pope Bailey, 78, Rainsville, died Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial will be …..

Blevins, Infant Rigsby Maxon

Infant Rigsby Maxon Blevins, Albertville, died recently. He is survived by his parents, Jeff and Holly Smith Blevins. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. …..

Clotfelter, James "Jimmy"

James "Jimmy" Clotfelter, 78, of Attalla, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Aug. 27, 2012. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. …..

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Classical Violinist Itzhak Perlman Turns 67. Read His Bio

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On This Day: August 31

Itzhak Perlman

Born: August 31, 1945
Age: 67 years old
Birthplace: Tel Aviv, Israel
Occupation: Musician

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Events
1888
124 years ago
Prostitute Mary Ann Nichols, the first victim of London serial killer "Jack the Ripper," is found murdered and mutilated in London.
http://www.biography.com/people/jack-the-ripper-9351486 >>

1992
20 years ago
Randy Weaver surrenders to authorities at Ruby Ridge, ending a deadly 11-day siege by federal agents.
http://www.biography.com/people/randy-weaver-578518 >>

2006
6 years ago
Edvard Munch’s famous painting, The Scream, is recovered in a raid by Norwegian police.
http://www.biography.com/people/edvard-munch-9418033 >>

2009
3 years ago
The IRS catches up with Patti LaBelle, filing a lien for $330,000 worth of back taxes.
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Born On This Day
Richard Gere
Born: August 31, 1949
Age: 63 years old
Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Occupation: Film Actor
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Queen Rania
Born: August 31, 1970
Age: 42 years old
Birthplace: Kuwait City, Kuwait
Occupation: Queen, Women’s Rights Activist
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Buddy Hackett
Born: August 31, 1924
Died: June 30, 2003
Age: 78 years old
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY, United States
Occupation: Actor, Comedian
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Died On This Day
Princess Diana
Died: August 31, 1997
Age: 36 years old
Place: Paris, France
Occupation: Princess, Activist
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Lionel Hampton
Died: August 31, 2002
Age: 94 years old
Place: New York, NY, United States
Occupation: Musician
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Rocky Marciano
Died: August 31, 1969
Age: 45 years old
Place: near Newton, IA, United States
Occupation: Boxer
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Famous Grammy Winners >> On This Day: August 31
Hundreds of music industry members have received Grammys for their accomplishments in music and recording. Here are the many winners of this prestigious award.
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GadsdenTimes.com Headlines: Isaac makes landfall on Louisiana coast ahead of anniversary

August 29, 2012

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Isaac makes landfall on Louisiana coast ahead of anniversary

NEW ORLEANS — Hurricane Isaac spun into the southern Louisiana coast late Tuesday, sending floodwaters surging and unleashing fierce winds as residents hunkered down behind boarded-up windows. New Orleans calmly waited out another storm on the… Read More

Means scores lopsided win for mayor in Attalla

Larry Means once again will be mayor of Attalla. Read More

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Walker re-elected in Boaz

Tim Walker was re-elected to a fourth term as Boaz’s mayor Tuesday, defeating Councilman David Dyar with 56 percent of the vote, 1,245 to 966. Read More

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Former Alabama governor reassigned to La. prison

Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman is headed back to the federal prison in Oakdale, La. Read More

Tornado touches down in south Ala., no injuries

A tornado spawned by Hurricane Isaac touched down in the Gainestown area of Clarke County about 50 miles north of Mobile. Read More

Gulf coast residents seek safety in Ala. shelters

Several hundred people are staying in shelters in Mobile and Baldwin counties during Hurricane Isaac. Read More

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Tide, Tigers reveal initial depth charts

Alabama and Auburn released depth charts with a couple of surprise starters Tuesday ahead of the teams’ college football season opening games Saturday. Read More

Swinney hopes for another celebration

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney may not ever live down his frenetic, shouts of celebration caught on national TV moments after defeating Auburn last season. Read More

Michigan’s Toussaint pleads guilty to DUI

Michigan running back Fitzgerald Toussaint pleaded guilty Tuesday to drunken driving. Read More

Life More Life

HARRY BUTLER: Local man active in motorcycle, mortuary ministries

Jack Long’s most cherished memory is of the time Babe Ruth — the Bambino! — held him on his lap. Read More

Community Services for Aug. 26

WOMAN TO WOMAN BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP meets at 6 p.m. Monday in POB 500 Conference Room, Gadsden Regional Medical Center campus. Read More

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KIDNEY SMART CLASS meets at 2 p.m. at Davita Rainbow City, offering tips on taking control of kidney health. No cost. For information, call 256-413-3245. Read More

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OUR VIEW: Giving voters a choice

The race for chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court has become a legitimate political contest instead of a circus, and we think that’s a good thing for voters. Read More

Obituaries More Obituaries

Fail, Robert "Bobby"

Funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Village Chapel for Robert "Bobby" Fail, 69, Gadsden, who died Aug. 27, 2012. Joey Amberson will officiate. Burial …..

Lyons, Jadell (Story)

Jadell Story Lyons, 74, Blake community, died Monday, Aug. 27, 2012. She is survived by her family. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday …..

Macon, Roosevelt "Roggie"

Service will be at 1 p.m. today at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, East Gadsden, for Roosevelt "Roggie" Macon who died Aug. 19, 2012. Pastor Willie …..

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Pop Icon Michael Jackson Is Born. Read His Bio

August 29, 2012
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On This Day: August 29

Michael Jackson

Born: August 29, 1958
Died: June 25, 2009
Age: 50 years old
Birthplace: Gary, IN, United States
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter

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1957
55 years ago
Senator Strom Thurmond ends the longest filibuster in Senate history – 24 hours and 18 minutes – after an unsuccessful attempt to end the Civil Rights Bill of 1957.
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1962
50 years ago
Poet Robert Frost begins a goodwill tour of the U.S.S.R.
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2000
12 years ago
Pope John Paul II endorses organ donation and adult stem cell studies, but condemns human cloning and embryo experiments.
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2008
4 years ago
Presidential nominee John McCain picks Alaskan governor Sarah Palin as his vice presidential running mate.
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Born On This Day
Michael Jackson
Born: August 29, 1958
Died: June 25, 2009
Age: 50 years old
Birthplace: Gary, IN, United States
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter
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Lea Michele
Born: August 29, 1986
Age: 26 years old
Birthplace: Bronx, NY, United States
Occupation: Theater Actress, Television Actress
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John McCain
Born: August 29, 1936
Age: 76 years old
Birthplace: Coco Solo Naval Air Station
Occupation: U.S. Senator, Military Leader
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Died On This Day
Lee Marvin
Died: August 29, 1987
Age: 63 years old
Place: Tucson, AZ, United States
Occupation: Film Actor
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Jimmy Reed
Died: August 29, 1976
Age: 50 years old
Place: Oakland, CA, United States
Occupation: Guitarist, Singer
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Ingrid Bergman
Died: August 29, 1982
Age: 67 years old
Place: London, England
Occupation: Film Actress, Theater Actress
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Group Of The Day
Famous Black Entertainers >> Oprah Winfrey
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Mother Teresa Is Born. Read Her Bio

August 26, 2012
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On This Day: August 26

Mother Teresa

Born: August 26, 1910
Died: September 5, 1997
Age: 87 years old
Birthplace: Skopje, Macedonia
Occupation: Nun, Saint

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1498
514 years ago
Michelangelo is commissioned to carve the Pietà. It is the only piece that he ever signs.
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1838
174 years ago
Writers Ralph Waldo Emerson and Thomas Carlyle meet and begin a 38-year correspondence.
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1970
42 years ago
Betty Friedan, founder of the National Organization for Women, leads the Women’s Strike for Equality in New York.
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1970
42 years ago
Jimi Hendrix celebrates the opening of his New York recording studio, Electric Lady Studios.
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Born On This Day
Geraldine A. Ferraro
Born: August 26, 1935
Died: March 26, 2011
Age: 75 years old
Birthplace: Newburgh, NY, United States
Occupation: Women’s Rights Activist, Lawyer
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Macaulay Culkin
Born: August 26, 1980
Age: 32 years old
Birthplace: New York, NY, United States
Occupation: Film Actor
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Tom Ridge
Born: August 26, 1945
Age: 67 years old
Birthplace: Munhall, PA, United States
Occupation: Governor, U.S. Representative
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Died On This Day
Charles Lindbergh
Died: August 26, 1974
Age: 72 years old
Place: Maui, HI, United States
Occupation: Inventor, Pilot, Writer
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Dominick Dunne
Died: August 26, 2009
Age: 83 years old
Place: New York, NY, United States
Occupation: Writer, Producer, TV Personality
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Roger Baldwin
Died: August 26, 1981
Age: 97 years old
Place: Ridgewood, NJ, United States
Occupation: Activist
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Group Of The Day
Nobel Peace Prize Winners >> Martin Luther King, Jr.
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GadsdenTimes.com Headlines: Etowah County Food Bank celebrates 30th anniversary

August 26, 2012

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Etowah County Food Bank celebrates 30th anniversary

It was 30 years ago when a small group of people had a vision to help feed the hungry in Etowah County. Read More

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Gunman sought after 2 shot at Rainsville store

DeKalb County investigators are searching for a man suspected of shooting two employees at a Fred’s Store in Rainsville. Read More

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Florida prepares for Isaac ahead of delayed GOP convention

TAMPA, Fla. — Floridians, tourists and thousands of visitors for the Republican National Convention were warned Saturday to prepare for Tropical Storm Isaac, which is expected to strengthen to a hurricane by the time it reaches the Florida… Read More

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Storm could affect Ala. municipal elections

City leaders in coastal Alabama could reschedule municipal elections because of the approach of Tropical Storm Isaac. Read More

Rise in technology hurting local Ala. bookstore

The publishing world has anticipated the slow death of physical books for more than a decade now. Read More

Ala. officials watching tropical storm

Alabama residents should start monitoring the approach of Tropical Storm Isaac and begin making plans for what they would do if it strikes the state’s coastline, officials said Saturday. Read More

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Chizik suspends Auburn center Dismukes after arrest

AUBURN — Auburn coach Gene Chizik suspended center Reese Dismukes on Saturday following the sophomore’s early-morning arrest on a public intoxication charge. Read More

Saban, McCarron forge strong bond

The relationship between Alabama coach Nick Saban and his quarterback, AJ McCarron, was once best known for a spanking and a sideline tirade, both captured on camera. Not anymore. Read More

Heyward, Braves top Giants

Jason Heyward hit a three-run home run as the Atlanta Braves defeated the San Francisco Giants 7-3. Read More

Life More Life

Mission trips prove to be life-changing experiences

Summer is almost gone, but the memories of mission trips to faraway lands by area men and women will linger for decades. Read More

Former ‘Voice’ contestant Evans to appear at North Glencoe Jubilee

Sunday morning, Steve Yarbrough will blow the Shofar (ram’s horn) to begin Jubilee 2012, a revival tradition that began at North Glencoe Baptist Church more than 50 years ago. The four–day event again will feature some of the South’s most… Read More

Worship Guide for 8/24

• Mt. Lebanon Church, Chandler Mountain, Steele — 10 a.m. to noon today, a Women’s Conference will be held. Brenda Robinson and New Desire will be guests. There will be free lunch, and a nursery will be provided. Singing will be at… Read More

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OUR VIEW: Give control of school calendar back to local districts

It’s early in the school year and the verdict is still out on the new state-mandated schedule for starting and ending the school year, at least from the perspective of whether teachers and students will like the schedule. Some will, some… Read More

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Baker, Billy Eugene

Billy Eugene Baker, 80, Boaz, died Friday, Aug. 24, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Helen Baker. Funeral will be at 1 p.m. today …..

Blevins, Edna Mae (Jones)

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Village Chapel for Edna Mae Jones Blevins, 81, of Gadsden, who died Friday, Aug. 24, 2012. The …..

Furse, Antoinette (Denman)

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church for Antoinette Denman Furse, 95, who died Friday, Aug. 24, …..

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