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Articles from May 14, 2014

Alabama Men's Golf Team Begins Quest for Second Straight National Title
The University of Alabama golf team could have been sent to a friendlier venue for NCAA Regional play but Jay Seawell, coach of the top-seeded Crimson Tide, said a trip to Auburn is unlikely to rattle his veteran team."We have had a bull's-eye on our...
AROUND TOWN: May 15
ThursdayWest Alabama Sierra Club: 7 p.m. at St. Francis Parish, Mulvoy Building, 811 Fifth Ave. Guest speaker: Hurricane Creekkeeper John Wathen. Topic: sustainable disaster response and the Tuscaloosa County Park and Recreation Authority's role in the...
Cougars Want to Be Defined by Toughness
Sandy Montgomery stacked the schedule for the Southern Illinois- Edwardsville softball team this season in anticipation of NCAA postseason play.The Cougars played 11 games against teams that also made the NCAA Tournament, winning three of them. They...
DIRTY CASUAL: Voice Chat Is Not Something 'League of Legends' Needs
It finally happened. A third-party mod for "League of Legends" has been introduced that promises to offer integrated voice chat into the game. When you enter a game's character selection screen, you can be connected in a voice chat with the random people...
EDITORIAL: Picture This: Voting with More Integrity
When Alabama voters go to the polls for primary elections on June 3, they'll be asked to show a photo ID. That's a good thing.Oh, sure, there will be a few folks who have been living under rocks or in caves who will claim they've never heard of the requirement...
Editor's Note: 5/16
So I finally decided to like Godzilla when he attacked Megalon by leaping feet first, hanging in the air for literally three full seconds, bloated tailpiece scarring the ground, stunted face staring meaninglessly up at studio lights, until his Payless-slippers booties...
Feds, Local Authorities Form Partnership to Target Gun Crimes
Tuscaloosa County District Attorney Lyn Head said that she's seen an increasing amount of gun crimes committed during her time as a prosecutor.Head joined other prosecutors and law enforcement agents at the Tuscaloosa Federal Courthouse Wednesday to...
Freshman Players Take Leadership Role for Alabama Women's Tennis Team
Leaders are usually players with the most experience, the most knowledge and the ability to dictate. But for the University of Alabama women's tennis program, some slightly smaller feet have filled the leadership shoes this season.Danielle Spielmann...
GAME BYTES: No One Will Miss You, Kinect
It happened, and it was not surprising.On Tuesday, Microsoft announced that it would begin selling a version of the Xbox One that does not include the long-useless Kinect camera (used, in theory, for vocal control over the system as well as to enable...
Godzilla: A Loving Look Back at a Worldwide Phenomenon
The King of the Monsters is once again returning to the big screens -- and long may he reign, as this year marks not only the release of the latest iteration of Godzilla, but the beast's 60th anniversary.From his earliest iteration in Ishiro Honda's...
Interim Shelton State President Named Chancellor of Delgado Community College
Shelton State Community College Interim President Joan Davis has been named the next chancellor of Delgado Community College in Louisiana.Davis was recommended by the system's president and approved by the Louisiana Community and Technical College System...
LOCAL Q&A: Jill Price Parsons
This week, meet Jill Price Parsons, who helps run big houses in Tuscaloosa and Birmingham; big houses like the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater and Red Mountain Theatre Company, providing art and entertainment for the masses, that is. She's also been seen on University...
MEET THE BAND: Ham Bagby
This week meet Ham Bagby -- like you didn't know him already -- and The Siege. Even if you're not familiar with him under various incarnations, you probably know Ham. He's that lanky dude with the facial hair and the big smile, running open-mic nights,...
Monster Lineage: Godzilla's the King, but Who Were Its Ancestors?
As Corey Craft points out in his Godzilla ode, the King of the Monsters grew not only from the warlike follies of men, but from literary and filmic precursors similarly irradiated into existence.And going back three decades or so, Godzilla has ancestors...
Northport Man Accused of Shaking Baby to Death Avoids Potential Capital Penalty by Pleading Guilty
A Northport man accused in the shaking death of his infant son avoided a potential death sentence by entering a guilty plea.Miguel Juan received a 20-year sentence after pleading guilty to manslaughter in Tuscaloosa County Circuit Court on Tuesday.Juan,...
Northside Rams Softball Team Has 'Never Quit' through Ups and Downs
AHSAA Class 3AAt Lagoon Park, MontgomeryFirst-round pairingsToday9 a.m. --Northside(32-21-1) vs. Montgomery Catholic (25-11)9 a.m. -- Susan Moore (26-12-2) vs. Pisgah (36-8)10:30 a.m. -- White Plains (38-5-1) vs. West Morgan (47-15)10:30 a.m. --Winfield(31-9)...
Pitching Rotation Key for Alabama against Bulldogs, and at SEC Tourney
Rest assured, University of Alabama baseball coach Mitch Gaspard has gone through all the pitching scenarios in his head.The puzzle he is sifting through is a two-week stretch that, when it comes to setting a starting rotation, is anything but routine.It...
Prystup Named State's Manufacturer of the Year
Prystup Packaging Products Inc., Livingston, was named Alabama's 2014 Medium-Sized Manufacturer of the Year on Wednesday by the Business Council of Alabama and the Alabama Technology Network.It was one of four state manufacturers honored at the organizations'...
Rain Forces Delay in Class 3A Baseball Championship Series
The Sipsey Valley baseball team's first appearance in an AHSAA Class 3A championship series has been postponed by rain.AHSAA officials announced that the best-of-three series between the Bears and Madison Academy will start at 4 this afternoon at Riverwalk...
Saban Addresses Speculation about Alabama-USC Matchup in 2016
HOOVER | Social media and Internet message boards were a flurry Wednesday morning with speculation that the University of Alabama football program had reached an agreement to play Southern Cal in neutral-site game in 2016 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington,...
Sept. 11 Museum Is a Tribute to Those Who Lost Their Lives
NEW YORK | "Listen, I'm on an airplane that's been hijacked."The voice is calm, as if from a man running late for dinner, not from someone about to die.The man speaking, Brian D. Sweeney, is gone, but his last message to his wife can be heard by picking...
Sipsey Valley Set to Play for First Baseball Championship
Shelf space is available for the Sipsey Valley High School baseball team to bring back a trophy. A blue one means the Bears won the first AHSAA team title in the school's 4-year history."I don't want to say it's pressure because the first goal is to get...
Stillman Begins NCAA Division II South Region Play Today
The Stillman College baseball team begins play in the NCAA Division II South Region today. The Tigers, the sixth seed, will face the No. 1 seed and regional host Tampa, with first pitch at 10 a.m.Stillman will be making its fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance...
Tuscaloosa Brings Back Summer Jobs Program for Second Year
Tuscaloosa city officials are taking steps to revive the Hope Initiative Summer Jobs Program for a second consecutive year.City Clerk Tracy Croom said the plans for the 2014 program involve 30 students or young adults, up from the 20 participants of the...
Tuscaloosa Man Accused of Abusing 1-Month-Old Son, Causing Multiple Skull Fractures
Doctors are fighting to save the life of an infant boy who police say was the victim of brutal child abuse.The 1-month old has been treated for multiple skull fractures, broken bones and bruises at Children's of Alabama since last week. Investigators...
Tusk Calendar: 5/16
LOCAL MUSICTODAYCasey Thrasher: 10 p.m., Rhythm & Brews. 205-750-2992.Matt Bennett Trio: 10 p.m., Rounders, 1215 University Blvd, www.roundersonthestrip.com. 205-345-4848.SATURDAYSeymour Blue for Live at the Brewery Series: 8 p.m., Druid City Brewing...
Winfield Returns to State Softball Tournament with Experienced Team
When he became the head coach, Zach Nix didn't have to revamp the Winfield softball program.Pitcher Madi Moore, infielder Micaela Beck and catcher Lexie Coleman were among the returning players who helped the Lady Pirates advance to Montgomery last year....
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