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Martin Luther King Jr. "Letter from the Birmingham Jail" read by Birmingham ... - al.com (blog)

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 14:47

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Martin Luther King Jr. "Letter from the Birmingham Jail" read by Birmingham ...
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Martin Luther King Jr. letter from Birmingham Jail read by Mayor William Bell BIRMINGHAM, Alabama-- Birmingham Mayor William A. Bell Sr. joins Samford University's Brock School of Business SBN Source Meeting and the Birmingham Public Library on ...

Birmingham celebrates 50 years since Letter from Birmingham Jail - al.com (blog)

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 11:13

The Huntsville Times - al.com

Birmingham celebrates 50 years since Letter from Birmingham Jail
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At noon, King's daughter, Bernice A. King, will speak at the Birmingham jail, when the 2012 class of Leadership Birmingham and the Alabama Department of Tourism will unveil an historical marker at the site. Gov. Robert Bentley and Birmingham Mayor ...
Church leaders respond to King's 'Letter from Birmingham Jail,' give copy to ...The Huntsville Times - al.com
Birmingham unveils marker for MLK jail letterMacon Telegraph (blog)
50 Years Later, King's Birmingham 'Letter' Still ResonatesAlabama Public Radio
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Church leaders respond to King's 'Letter from Birmingham Jail,' give copy to ... - The Huntsville Times - al.com

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 22:06

The Huntsville Times - al.com

Church leaders respond to King's 'Letter from Birmingham Jail,' give copy to ...
The Huntsville Times - al.com
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Christian Churches Together in the U.S.A., a group of 36 Christian organizations, today issued a response to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Letter From Birmingham Jail." Catholic Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Ky ...

Birmingham traffic and gas report: Monday, April 15, 2013 - al.com (blog)

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 11:09

Birmingham traffic and gas report: Monday, April 15, 2013
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i20 EAST detour.jpg I-59 and I-459 will be the official detours for the I-20 rehab project. Kenneth Carter/The Birmingham News. BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Light traffic volumes are gradually increasing along the region's interstates and major highways.

Victim of 1963 Alabama church bombing wants restitution, not medal - Reuters

Sun, 04/14/2013 - 15:27

Irish Times

Victim of 1963 Alabama church bombing wants restitution, not medal
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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Reuters) - A woman who survived a 1963 Alabama church bombing that killed her sister and three other black girls in one of most heinous crimes of the civil rights era said she will not accept a medal that Congress may award ...
Ku Klux Klan bombing survivor opposes US congressional medal ceremonyIrish Times

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Forecast: 50 percent chance of rain expected today in Birmingham - The Birmingham News - al.com (blog)

Sun, 04/14/2013 - 10:55

Forecast: 50 percent chance of rain expected today in Birmingham
The Birmingham News - al.com (blog)
Forecast: 50 percent chance of rain expected today in Birmingham. Print · Sarah A. McCarty | smccarty@al.com By Sarah A. McCarty | smccarty@al.com The Birmingham News Follow on Twitter on April 14, 2013 at 5:45 AM, updated April 14, 2013 at 5:48 AM ...

Forecast: Weekend expected to start out clear in Birmingham area - al.com (blog)

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 01:05

Forecast: Weekend expected to start out clear in Birmingham area
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The Birmingham area is expected to have another clear and beautiful start to the weekend, though showers and thunderstorms are expected Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. Friday night: Clear, with a low around 47. Saturday: Sunny, with ...

Birmingham man found with teenage girl faces rape charge - The Huntsville Times - al.com (blog)

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 00:25

Birmingham man found with teenage girl faces rape charge
The Huntsville Times - al.com (blog)
DEKALB COUNTY, Alabama - A Birmingham man was arrested on a second-degree rape charge after he was found with a 14-year-old girl in a parked car, according to a release from the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff Jimmy Harris said John ...

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Birmingham Health Care and ex-CEO ask court to dismiss sexual harassment ... - al.com (blog)

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 00:19

Birmingham Health Care and ex-CEO ask court to dismiss sexual harassment ...
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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Former Birmingham Health Care CEO Jonathan Dunning and the nonprofit health care organization he once oversaw want the court to throw out sexual harassment charges made by a former employee. The motion filed in U.S. ...

Alabama health premiums up nearly 100% over last 10 years - Birmingham Business Journal

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 00:11

Alabama health premiums up nearly 100% over last 10 years
Birmingham Business Journal
According to a report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a nonprofit targeting health care access and affordability, sponsored the report, Alabama's average annual premium for a single coverage plan went from $2,376 in 1999-2000 to $4,700 in ...

Divided opinions: More relatives of Birmingham's 'Four Little Girls' come out ... - al.com (blog)

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 21:12

Lexington Herald Leader

Divided opinions: More relatives of Birmingham's 'Four Little Girls' come out ...
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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Relatives of two of the four girls killed in the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing of 1963 remain supportive of efforts to obtain a Congressional Gold Medal for their sisters, in spite of protests from relatives of other ...
Kin of '63 church bombing victims split over medalLexington Herald Leader
Birmingham Church Bombing Victims' Families Split Over Congressional Gold ...Huffington Post
Relatives of '63 Birmingham church bombing split over congressional honor ...The Republic

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Birmingham councilman wary of Barber race, but NBC Sports calls it 'Augusta of ... - al.com

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 18:03

Birmingham councilman wary of Barber race, but NBC Sports calls it 'Augusta of ...
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Ryan Hunter-Reay Wins The Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama Ryan Huner-Reay reacts to winning the race in victory lane The 4th Annual Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at the Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama Sunday April 7, 2013.

'Letter from Birmingham Jail' regarded as jewel of literature, passionate ... - al.com (blog)

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 14:10

Fayetteville Flyer

'Letter from Birmingham Jail' regarded as jewel of literature, passionate ...
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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- In the solace of a Birmingham jail in April 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. came across an article in the afternoon edition of The Birmingham News that proved energizing. The story, headlined "White Clergymen Urge Local Negroes ...
AL.com / The Birmingham News Launches Traveling Photo Exhibit on 50th ...PR Web (press release)
Samford history professor who wrote book on 'Letter from Birmingham Jail ...Press-Register - al.com

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Birmingham seeking to reclaim All-American City designation last won in 1970 - al.com (blog)

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 12:45

Birmingham seeking to reclaim All-American City designation last won in 1970
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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- The city of Birmingham is among 20 finalists for the 2013 All-American City Awards. The award from the National Civic League recognizes several communities each year for innovation, inclusiveness, civic engagement and ...
Birmingham competes again for All-American City awardAlabama's13.com

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Birmingham Deputy Chief Herman Hinton to retire in May - The Birmingham News - al.com (blog)

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 12:09

Birmingham Deputy Chief Herman Hinton to retire in May
The Birmingham News - al.com (blog)
The call from the Birmingham Police Department came in 1983. "Doubt crept in during my time at the academy but I turned to my late Dad who told me that 'becoming a police officer has what he always wanted to do, but could not because of the color of ...

Here's where to see '42' in Birmingham (video) - The Birmingham News - al.com

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 10:38

Examiner.com

Here's where to see '42' in Birmingham (video)
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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- If you're planning to go see the Jackie Robinson film “42” this weekend, you'll find it playing at eight theaters in the Birmingham metro area. The movie stars Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford, and it was written and directed ...
'42,' the Jackie Robinson story, is a hit among African AmericansExaminer.com

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Thursday storms dump rain, cause little damage in Birmingham area - al.com (blog)

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 00:20

Thursday storms dump rain, cause little damage in Birmingham area
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Only about 4,500 Alabama Power customers were without service statewide at 8:30 p.m. About 1,100 of those were in the Birmingham area, with about 1,400 in west Alabama, according to the company. At 5 p.m., as the storms were moving through the ...
Damage reported as storms move into AlaAlabama's News Leader
Damage reported, school systems dismissing as storms move into AlabamaThe Republic
Tornado watch continues as severe storms enter eastern AlabamaWBRC

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Ala schools dismissing as storms move into state - ABC 33/40 - Birmingham ... - Alabama's News Leader

Thu, 04/11/2013 - 21:56

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Ala schools dismissing as storms move into state - ABC 33/40 - Birmingham ...
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Alabama schools are sending thousands of children home early as storms move into the state. About 50 school systems in central and north Alabama dismissed classes early because of the threat of severe weather Thursday, and ...
Severe storms expected tomorrow afternoon in Birmingham with tornadoes, flash ...al.com (blog)
Severe weather outlookAlabama's13.com
NJN/am for Thursday, April 11North Jefferson News
Tuscaloosa News (subscription)
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Alabama foreclosures spiked in March - Birmingham Business Journal

Thu, 04/11/2013 - 21:32

Alabama foreclosures spiked in March
Birmingham Business Journal
On the national level, foreclosure starts were up 2 percent from February to March, but were down 28 percent compared to a year ago. Alabama had the 24th most foreclosures nationally in March, and had one foreclosure for every 1,232 housing units.

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Some Birmingham-area IRS tax prep assistance locations open through Saturday - al.com

Thu, 04/11/2013 - 18:32

Some Birmingham-area IRS tax prep assistance locations open through Saturday
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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Metro Birmingham sites offering free tax preparation help for qualified taxpayers won't be open much longer, an Internal Revenue Service spokesman said today. Two Birmingham-area help sites will be open on Saturday: ...