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February 28, 2013

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Conservative justices voice skepticism of voting rights law

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s conservative justices voiced deep skepticism Wednesday about a section of a landmark civil rights law that has helped millions of Americans exercise their right to vote. Read More

Local woman to sing at Bridge Crossing Jubilee in Selma

Gospel singer Lorretta Jones of Gadsden will be among those performing Saturday in Selma during the Bridge Crossing Jubilee. Read More

Some call core corriculum federal intrusion, want it repealed

MONTGOMERY — More than 100 people crowded into the Alabama House chamber for a public hearing Wednesday on legislation that would repeal education standards known as Common Core, previously adopted by the state school board for public schools. Read More

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Education standards debated at Ala. public hearing

More than 100 people crowded into the Alabama House chamber for a public hearing Wednesday on legislation that would repeal education standards known as Common Core, previously adopted by the state school board for the public schools. Read More

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Saban: 4 arrested Bama players dismissed from team

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Four Alabama players have been dismissed from school and the football team following their arrests after two robberies on campus. Read More

Johnson enjoys whirlwind week of pitstops as Daytona 500 champ

DALLAS — Jimmie Johnson will have covered all four time zones and five states on his Daytona 500 victory tour by the time he climbs in the car for the first of two races in Phoenix this weekend. Read More

Braves’ Hudson, Tigers’ Porcello allow long homers in spring game

LAKELAND, Fla. — The Atlanta Braves beat the Detroit Tigers 5-3 on Wednesday. Read More

Life More Life

AMY BURGESS: Connect to new resources with upcoming sessions

At the Extension Office, we strive to provide resources for local residents to help them improve what they find important in their individual lives. Read More

Opinion More Opinion

OUR VIEW: Heed officers’ chorus

A united front like the one displayed this week by law enforcement personnel in Etowah County is worth noting. Read More

Obituaries More Obituaries

Blevins, Nell

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Hokes Bluff First Baptist Church for Nell Blevins, 72, of Hokes Bluff, who passed away on …..

Bothwell, Edward

Edward Bothwell, Oneonta, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. He is survived by his family. Arrangements will be announced by Gadsden Memorial Funeral Home. …..

Dollahite, Ray Leo

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Village Chapel for Ray Leo Dollahite, 93, Gadsden, who died Feb. 26, 2013. Ministers Chad Dollahite, Jimmy …..

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Mario Andretti Turns 73! Read His Bio.

February 28, 2013
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February 28
On This Day: February 28
Mario Andretti
Born: February 28, 1940
Age: 73 years old
Birthplace: Montona, Italy
Occupation: Race Car Driver

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1888
125 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.
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1953
60 years ago
Cambridge University scientists Francis Crick and James D. Watson discover the double helix structure of DNA.
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1983
30 years ago
The final episode of M*A*S*H, starring Alan Alda, becomes the most-watched television program at the time.
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2007
6 years ago
Republican Senator John McCain announces his 2008 presidential candidacy on the Late Show With David Letterman.
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Born On This Day
Mario Andretti
Born: February 28, 1940
Age: 73 years old
Birthplace: Montona, Italy
Occupation: Race Car Driver
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Bernadette Peters
Born: February 28, 1948
Age: 65 years old
Birthplace: New York, NY, United States
Occupation: Film Actress, Theater Actress
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Bugsy Siegel
Born: February 28, 1906
Died: June 20, 1947
Age: 41 years old
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY, United States
Occupation: Organized Crime Boss
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Henry James
Died: February 28, 1916
Age: 72 years old
Place: London, England
Occupation: Author
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Paul Harvey
Died: February 28, 2009
Age: 90 years old
Place: Phoenix, AZ, United States
Occupation: Radio Personality
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Mario Luzi
Died: February 28, 2005
Age: 90 years old
Place: Florence, Italy
Occupation: Educator, Poet
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Elizabeth Taylor Is Born! Read Her Bio.

February 27, 2013
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On This Day: February 27
Elizabeth Taylor
Born: February 27, 1932
Died: March 23, 2011
Age: 79 years old
Birthplace: London, England
Occupation: Film Actress

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1860
153 years ago
Mathew Brady takes photographs, a new art form at the time, of presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln.
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1937
76 years ago
Ernest Hemingway sets sail from New York to report on the Spanish Civil War for the North American Newspaper Alliance.
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1988
25 years ago
Debi Thomas wins the bronze medal in figure skating at the 1988 Winter Olympics, becoming the first African American to win a medal in any Winter Games.
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1992
21 years ago
At age 16, Tiger Woods is the youngest player to ever compete in the PGA Tour.
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Born On This Day
Elizabeth Taylor
Born: February 27, 1932
Died: March 23, 2011
Age: 79 years old
Birthplace: London, England
Occupation: Film Actress
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John Steinbeck
Born: February 27, 1902
Died: December 20, 1968
Age: 66 years old
Birthplace: Salinas, CA, United States
Occupation: Author
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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Born: February 27, 1807
Died: March 24, 1882
Age: 75 years old
Birthplace: Portland, ME, United States
Occupation: Author, Poet
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Died On This Day
William F. Buckley Jr.
Died: February 27, 2008
Age: 82 years old
Place: Stamford, CT, United States
Occupation: Political Scientist, Television Personality, Academic Author, Journalist
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Louis Vuitton
Died: February 27, 1892
Age: 70 years old
Place: France
Occupation: Entrepreneur, Fashion Designer
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Fred Rogers
Died: February 27, 2003
Age: 74 years old
Place: Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Occupation: Minister, Television Personality
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GadsdenTimes.com Headlines: Obama rejects plan for more say in spending cuts

February 27, 2013

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Obama rejects plan for more say in spending cuts

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama brushed off a Republican plan Tuesday to give him flexibility to allocate $85 billion in looming spending cuts, wanting no part of a deal that would force him to choose between the bad and the terrible. Read More

First lady tells students about Governor’s Mansion

One of the tidbits about life in the Governor’s Mansion shared Tuesday by Dianne Bentley, Alabama’s first lady, with fourth-graders at Westbrook Christian School drew an overwhelmingly positive response — the swimming pool in the shape of the… Read More

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Alabama looks to limit lawsuits for Airbus suppliers

MONTGOMERY — Now that Alabama is getting an Airbus manufacturing plant, state lawmakers want to prevent Airbus suppliers from setting up shop in neighboring states where it’s not as easy for them to be sued. Read More

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Alabama Creeks lead nation in gambling growth

A new national study says Alabama’s Creek Indian casinos have experienced record-setting growth for the fourth year due to the state’s crackdown on privately operated casino. Read More

Authorities searching for escaped Ala. inmate

Authorities are searching for a 30-year-old inmate who escaped from a job site in Montgomery. Read More

Couple disputes order to remove flag from condo

A soldier and his wife are questioning whether their homeowners association has authority to tell them to remove an American flag flying outside their condominium. Read More

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Cedar Bluff loses to Brantley in Class 1A state semifinals

In the season’s final chapter, the slipper didn’t fit the Cedar Bluff Tiger Read More

Releford leads Alabama past Auburn 61-43

Trevor Releford had 21 points and Alabama used a strong second half to win a rematch with rival Auburn 61-43. Read More

Fans injured at Daytona consider legal action

The attorney for three NASCAR fans injured last weekend during a race the day before the Daytona 500 says they are exploring a possible lawsuit. Read More

Life More Life

Health Ratings for Feb. 27

Here are the inspection scores from Feb. 11 through Feb. 15 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: Keep Common Core Standards

A public hearing will be held Wednesday in Montgomery on a House bill to repeal the Common Core State Standards for English and mathematics, the only ones developed so far, in Alabama schools. A similar bill has been introduced in the Senate. Read More

Obituaries More Obituaries

Barclay, Willie P.

Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Mount Zion Christian Church for Willie P. Barclay Sr., 101, Talladega County, who died Sunday, Feb. 24, …..

Blevins, Nellie

Nellie Blevins, 72, Hokes Bluff, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. She is survived by her family Arrangements will be announced by Glencoe-Hokes Bluff Funeral Home …..

Boswell, Alphard Howard "Dick"

Mr. Alphard Howard "Dick" Boswell Jr., 60, Griffin, formerly of Gadsden, passed away Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. Survivors include his wife, Mary Boswell; children, …..

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GadsdenTimes.com Headlines: ‘Argo’ wins best-picture Oscar; Day-Lewis, Lawrence, Hathaway, Waltz score awards

February 26, 2013

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‘Argo’ wins best-picture Oscar; Day-Lewis, Lawrence, Hathaway, Waltz score awards

LOS ANGELES — Ben Affleck’s “Argo,” a film about a fake movie, has earned a very real prize: best picture at the Academy Awards. Read More

One year after Martin’s death, Florida city healing

SANFORD, Fla. — One year after the shooting of Trayvon Martin thrust this small central Florida city into the national spotlight, life in Sanford is returning to its regular rhythm. Read More

Former Gadsden State student returns as instructor, hopes to inspire

Many would say everyone has a destiny or purpose; one thing he or she is born to do. It would seem that becoming an instructor at Gadsden State Community College was Jana Vallejo’s destiny. Read More

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Economic reality hits teaching hopeful

Amanda Wheless was supposed to be teaching fourth-graders fractions, not whipping up mocha lattes and frappuccinos at Starbucks four years after college graduation. Read More

F-4D Phantom Jet finds home in Florence, Ala.

One of the most iconic military aircraft of the 20th century can be seen, albeit in a rough state of repair, in Veterans Park. Read More

White House forecasts budget cuts for Alabama

The White House predicts that automatic budget cuts scheduled to take place Friday would affect Alabama residents of all ages, with the biggest impact on the military. Read More

Sports More Sports

Johnson wins Daytona 500; Danica finishes 8th

A big first for Danica Patrick, but an even bigger second for Jimmie Johnson. Read More

Early wreck takes out several Daytona 500 favorites

Tony Stewart grabbed his tools and banged away on the No. 14 for do-it-yourself repairs. Read More

Kuchar takes Match Play Championship

Matt Kuchar answered every challenge Sunday to win the Match Play Championship. Read More

Life More Life

PAPER PULPIT: Using anaphora to understand Scripture

It was William Safire, the New York Times columnist who won the 1978 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary — a former White House speech writer, reporter and historian — who introduced me, in his writings, to Norma Loquendi, or… Read More

Worship Guide for Feb. 23

• FCM Camp and Conference Center, Boaz — today, “Save Our Children” Ladies Retreat will be held. There will be inspirational testimonies, thought provoking instruction infused with Southern humor and music with special guests… Read More

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OUR VIEW: Who can solve Medicaid problem?

It’s bad when there’s a problem for which no one has a good solution. Read More

Obituaries More Obituaries

Breeden, Betty Jean Lawson

Betty Jean Lawson Breeden, 82, Gadsden, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services. …..

McCarver, Clinton W.

Funeral services for Clinton W. McCarver, 93, of Gadsden, will be held at Collier-Butler Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. Mr. McCarver …..

Parker, Beverly Hollis

Celebration of Life for Beverly Hollis Parker, 56, Gadsden, who died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at …..

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George Harrison Is Born! Read His Bio.

February 26, 2013
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On This Day: February 25
George Harrison
Born: February 25, 1943
Died: November 29, 2001
Age: 58 years old
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Occupation: Musician

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1862
151 years ago
Abraham Lincoln signs the Legal Tender Act, allowing the use of paper currency (called greenbacks) to pay the government’s bills.
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1964
49 years ago
Cassius Clay, later known as Muhammad Ali, defeats Sonny Liston to become the world heavyweight boxing champion.
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2007
6 years ago
Former American Idol contestant Jennifer Hudson wins a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in Dreamgirls.
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1986
27 years ago
Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie win the Song of the Year Grammy for "We Are the World."
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Born On This Day
George Harrison
Born: February 25, 1943
Died: November 29, 2001
Age: 58 years old
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Occupation: Musician
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Chelsea Handler
Born: February 25, 1975
Age: 38 years old
Birthplace: Livingston, NJ, United States
Occupation: Comedian, Talk Show Host
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Lee Evans
Born: February 25, 1947
Age: 66 years old
Birthplace: Madera, CA, United States
Occupation: Track and Field Athlete
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Died On This Day
Tennessee Williams
Died: February 25, 1983
Age: 75 years old
Place: New York, NY, United States
Occupation: Playwright
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Thomas Moore
Died: February 25, 1852
Age: 72 years old
Place: Wiltshire, England
Occupation: Songwriter, Singer, Journalist, Poet
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Mark Rothko
Died: February 25, 1970
Age: 66 years old
Place: New York, NY, United States
Occupation: Painter
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GadsdenTimes.com Headlines: Avery tries to connect students to history

February 26, 2013

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Avery tries to connect students to history

History is about connecting the past and present, and Gadsden City Councilman Robert Avery tried to pass that concept along to a new generation Monday at Gadsden Middle School’s Black History Month observance. Read More

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Entrekin, police chiefs oppose gun bills

Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin and police chiefs from around the county Monday spoke out in opposition to three proposed pieces of legislation regarding guns and school safety. Read More

Pugh discusses legacy of Freedom Riders at library

Many important events in the civil rights movement occurred in 1963, according to Samuel Pugh, outreach director of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. They included the March on Washington, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter From A… Read More

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Lawmakers consider bills to repeal core standards

Two bills introduced in the Alabama House and Senate would repeal common core standards in Alabama schools. Read More

Coroner: Family claims body of man in Ala drama

A relative has claimed the body of the man shot and killed by FBI agents to end a hostage standoff in southeast Alabama. Read More

Tornado warning issued for Southern Alabama

The National Weather Service has issued tornado watches for counties in southern Alabama.
More rain, winds and lightning are expected through the night. Read More

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Alabama, Auburn meet in rematch of low-scoring game

TUSCALOOSA — Alabama is trying to climb to the top of the Southeastern Conference while Auburn is scrambling to avoid a descent to the very bottom. Read More

Knaus relishes Daytona 500 win

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — As Jimmie Johnson racked up win after win, championship after championship, he was always chasing one important victory. Read More

Medlen goes from jack-of-all-trades to Atlanta Braves ace

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Kris Medlen is not exactly imposing — listed at 5-foot-10, and that’s being generous. He munches on peanut butter-and-honey sandwiches before every start. He never stops fidgeting, whether it’s bouncing… Read More

Life More Life

PAPER PULPIT: Using anaphora to understand Scripture

It was William Safire, the New York Times columnist who won the 1978 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary — a former White House speech writer, reporter and historian — who introduced me, in his writings, to Norma Loquendi, or… Read More

Worship Guide for Feb. 23

• FCM Camp and Conference Center, Boaz — today, “Save Our Children” Ladies Retreat will be held. There will be inspirational testimonies, thought provoking instruction infused with Southern humor and music with special guests… Read More

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OUR VIEW: A double dose of praise

We try not to dwell on the negative when offering our view on things, but it’s hard not to get serious and heavy when the subject matter leads us that way. Locally, statewide and nationally, there are too many problems to be solved, questions… Read More

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Bailey, Frances Estelle

Frances Estelle Bailey, Dogtown community, Fort Payne, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. She is survived by her son, Michael Alexander. Funeral service will be at …..

Breeden, Betty Jean Lawson

Funeral Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at Black Creek Baptist Church for Mrs. Betty Jean Lawson Breeden, 82, Gadsden, …..

Dana, Debra Lynn

Debra Lynn Dana, 59, Sylvania, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. Memorial service will be held at a later date. W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel announcing. …..

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