Headlines: Hot rhetoric, tiny numbers separate Obama, Boehner

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Friday, December 21, 2012

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Local News More Local News

Hot rhetoric, tiny numbers separate Obama, Boehner

WASHINGTON — In their “fiscal cliff” standoff, President Barack Obama wants to raise taxes by about $20 billion a year more than House Speaker John Boehner. The president wants the government to spend about that much more yearly… Read More

Ford plans another committee to look at school safety

A second group soon may be looking at school safety issues. Read More

Twelve apply for vacant school board seat

Twelve people have submitted their names to be a member of the Etowah County Board of Education. Read More

State News More State News

Ala. school locked down after gun found in bag

Two Selma High School students are in police custody after a handgun was found in one of their backpacks. Read More

Ala. hospital to lay off 200 employees

A hospital operated by Jefferson County has announced 200 employees – including the CEO – will be laid off beginning Dec. 31. Read More

Tornado hits Alabama; 22,800 still without power

A tornado peeled the roofs from buildings, toppled trucks, and blew down oak trees and limbs in the Mobile area early Thursday, leading to road closures but no reports of major injuries, authorities said. Read More

Sports More Sports

AP names Phelps athlete of year

Now that he’s away from the pool, Michael Phelps can reflect — really reflect — on what he accomplished. Read More

Steroids remain large part of major college football

With steroids easy to buy, testing weak and punishments inconsistent, college football players are packing on significant weight. Read More

Gadsden State women pick up win

Gadsden State topped West Georgia Tech 89-56 in women’s junior college basketball Thursday. Read More

Life More Life

Health Ratings for 12/19

Here are the inspection scores from Dec. 3 through Dec. 7 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

Opinion More Opinion

OUR VIEW: Talking before thinking

We’ve issued previous reminders that freedom of speech, one of four essential freedoms enshrined in the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, means Congress can’t pass laws prohibiting people from speaking their minds. It… Read More

Obituaries More Obituaries

Blalock, Willis H.

Willis H. Blalock, 84, Mentone, died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bankhead Cemetery. Burt Funeral Home is …..

Brightman, Martha Genelle

Martha Genelle Brightman, 61, passed away Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Cool Springs Baptist Church. The Rev. …..

Clemons, Ewell

Ewell Clemons, 86, Boaz, died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Ann Clemons. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday …..

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