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Articles from May 18, 2012

Alabama Alumni Bring Indie Feature Film to Green Bar
Those interested in home-grown filmmaking will have a treat Thursday when the University of Alabama alumni behind the Huntsville- based independent film production company Wonder Mill Films come to Green Bar with a screening of their second feature film,...
Alabama Hosting Nation Science Education Conference
TUSCALOOSA | The University of Alabama will host a national conference on college-level science education next week.On Monday and Tuesday, "Research Based Undergraduate Science Teaching: Investigating Reform in Classrooms" will be held at the Bryant...
Alabama Leads Athens Regional at 15-Under 269
ATHENS, Ga. | The University of Alabama's second-ranked and top- seeded men's golf team got off to the hot start it was hoping for Thursday in the opening round of the NCAA Athens Regional. The Crimson Tide shot a 15-under-par 269 to take a two-shot...
AROUND TOWN: May 18
FridayA.L. Johnson High School graduation: 6 p.m. in the school's gymnasium. Guest speaker will be Andreia Williams White.Druid High School Class of 1967 reunion meeting: 6 p.m. at the McDonald Hughes Center, 3101 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Email sbarre2t@bellsouth.net...
Bibb County Getting Another Shot to Stop Good Hope
AHSAA Class 4ASoftball Tournamentat Lagoon Park, MontgomeryTodayGame 1:10:30 a.m. - Holtville (33-8) vs. Wilson (27-23-1)Game 2:10:30 a.m. - Cherokee County (36-4) vs. Headland (28-7)Game 3:Noon - Alabama Christian (28-16-2) vs. Haleyville (33-14)Game...
Brister: Patriots Have Good Chemistry
AHSAA Class 6ASoftball TournamentAt Lagoon Park, MontgomeryTodayGame 1:Noon - Dothan (38-15) vs. Job Jones (45-17)Game 2:Noon - Vestavia Hills (51-7) vs. Theodore (30-17-1)Game 3:Noon - Baker (56-11) vs. Hillcrest (47-12)Game 4:Noon - Sparkman (59-7-1)...
Demanding Schedule Has Prepared Tide for Postseason
Tuscaloosa RegionalTeams: Alabama, Georgia Tech, South Alabama, Tennessee-MartinToday's games: Game 1: Georgia Tech vs. South Alabama at 3:30 p.m.; Game 2: Alabama vs. Tennessee-Martin at 6 p.m.Saturday's games: Game 3: Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner...
'Dogs Grab Series Opener
TUSCALOOSA | The University of Alabama baseball team knew it couldn't afford to fall behind Georgia ace Alex Wood on Thursday night, but this Crimson Tide team has made a habit of doing costly things.UA paid the price once more, falling to Georgia 8-4...
EDITORIAL: Landlords Responsible for Unruly Students
It's not surprising that some people responding to a Tuscaloosa Neighbors Together survey don't believe students enhance residential neighborhoods. The battle between permanent residents and students is an old one.Developers and some City Council members...
Game Bytes: Video Game Journalism Needs to Dig Deeper
"The Avengers" has made more than a billion dollars at the box office since it was released two weeks ago. That seems like a lot of profit, right? Let's look at the numbers. The movie cost $220 million to produce and had a marketing budget reportedly...
Georgia Baseball Grabs Series Opener against Tide
TUSCALOOSA | The University of Alabama baseball team knew it couldn't afford to fall behind Georgia ace Alex Wood on Thursday night, but this Crimson Tide team has made a habit of doing costly things.UA paid the price once more, falling to Georgia 8-4...
Hangout Music Fest Brings Thousands to Gulf Coast
For a baby just 3 years old, the Hangout Music Fest in Gulf Shores is booming.Born out of the desire to draw people down to beaches not only knocked back by Hurricane Ivan in 2004, but feared forever tarred by the BP oil spill, the Hangout took its name...
Last Year's Newcomer Now an ACA Leader
AHSAA Class 2ASoftball TournamentLagoon Park, MontgomeryTodayGame 1:9 a.m. - Leroy (40-8) vs. Lexington (25-18)Game 2:9 a.m. - Sumiton Christian (50-15) vs. Houston Academy (27-15-1)Game 3:9 a.m. - Mobile Christian (49-14) vs. American Christian Academy (28-16-1)Game...
People Voice Hopes for New Alberta Elementary
TUSCALOOSA | Though it was destroyed by the April 27, 2011, tornado, Alberta Elementary School will be rebuilt, and the Tuscaloosa City School System is seeking community input on what the school should be like.On Thursday, the system held the first...
South Lamar Eliminated from Class 1A Tournament
MONTGOMERY | South Lamar's crusade ended too soon.After losing to Kinston 7-5 in Thursday's opener, the Lady Stallions lost to Tharptown 3-1 and bowed out of the AHSAA Class 1A softball tournament.South Lamar came to Lagoon Park riding the momentum of...
Tusk Editor's Note: May 18, 2012
Some years back, on the eternal goof that is just as responsible for keeping us young and vital as any of Satchel Paige's sage advice, I wrote about big-print entities that mangle the language. Don't get me started on words that once may have been in...
UA System Fund Nears $977 Million in Value
BIRMINGHAM | With a portfolio focused on high-quality, reliable investments, the climb toward recovery of the University of Alabama System's endowment slowed this year, but it continues on a steady pace within a volatile global market.Between April 2011...
Volunteer Fair Saturday Offers Chance to Serve
For people who want to help those who need assistance in the community but aren't sure how to go about it, the Volunteer Service Fair at the Tuscaloosa Public Library on Saturday will be the ideal place to find out exactly where and how to help."We will...
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