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Serendipity Dance Club raises funds for new fine arts project - Gadsden Times -

Serendipity Dance Club raises funds for new fine arts project
Gadsden Times
Last fall, she co-hosted a benefit in Tuscaloosa with sponsorship from Costa Del Mar that raised more than $24000 to give to CCA in its relief efforts. • Thomas Frank Dowling V is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Frank Dowling IV. ...

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June 30th, 2011
Business news in brief | Philadelphia Inquirer | 2011-06-30 - Philadelphia Inquirer -

Business news in brief | Philadelphia Inquirer | 2011-06-30
Philadelphia Inquirer
One of the biggest increases was in Tuscaloosa, Ala., struck by a deadly tornado in April. Its jobless rate rose from 8.1 percent in April to 9.3 percent in May. - AP The International Monetary Fund urged US lawmakers to raise the nation's $14.3 ...

1072
June 30th, 2011
Severe weather brings storm chasers to town - Beatrice Daily Sun -

Severe weather brings storm chasers to town
Beatrice Daily Sun
Earlier this year, TIV 2 intercepted two tornadoes in the south near Tuscaloosa, Ala. The TIV “got really close” to a deadly tornado during the outbreak. “We got really close to a big one that ended up killing four people in Mississippi during the ...

1071
June 28th, 2011
St. Luke's volunteers from Mobile get a lesson in life helping Tuscaloosa ... - al.com (blog) -

al.com (blog)

St. Luke's volunteers from Mobile get a lesson in life helping Tuscaloosa ...
al.com (blog)
Richard Sharpe, a golf coach at St. Luke's, celebrated his 41st birthday volunteering in Tuscaloosa on Monday. Sharpe was in Tuscaloosa on April 27 with his golf team for a tournament. They hunkered down in a hotel, and witnessed the tornado approach ...

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1070
June 28th, 2011
'Feel Good' winners announced - Daytona Beach News-Journal -

'Feel Good' winners announced
Daytona Beach News-Journal
Griffin impressed a group of golfers from Tuscaloosa, Ala., by gathering donations with other staff members to send back to their hometown, which was devastated recently by tornadoes. "I think it's a great idea ... I want to be more positive about what ...

1069
June 28th, 2011
Kansas town rises green from tornado rubble - Reuters -

Kansas town rises green from tornado rubble
Reuters
The visit by officials from Joplin and the communities of Smithville, Miss. and Cordova, Ala., comes on the heels of an earlier visit by a delegation from Tuscaloosa, Ala., heavily damaged by a recent tornado. Greensburg City Councilwoman Erica Goodman ...

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June 25th, 2011
Rep. Mike Hubbard at Next Chamber in Session - Planet Weekly (blog) -

Rep. Mike Hubbard at Next Chamber in Session
Planet Weekly (blog)
The Business Recovery Information Center (BRIC) was recently established at the Chamber office at 2200 University Blvd in Tuscaloosa to link affected businesses with the Small Business Administration, the Small Business Development Center, FEMA, ...

1067
June 25th, 2011
Municipalities Grapple With Weather-Related Costs - Wall Street Journal -

Municipalities Grapple With Weather-Related Costs
Wall Street Journal
Tuscaloosa, Ala., has set aside $5 million from reserves to recover from a devastating tornado in April, one that caused an estimated $33 million in damage to government-owned buildings. Council Bluffs, Iowa, has spent $2.5 million from its $12 million ...

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June 24th, 2011
Festival proceeds to benefit Tuscaloosa Disaster Relief Fund - Tuscaloosa News -

Festival proceeds to benefit Tuscaloosa Disaster Relief Fund
Tuscaloosa News
Rivers has become a bit of a YouTube sensation for “My Mind on Tuscaloosa,” a song written in response to the storms and their aftermath. All of them have been playing local bars for years. The city helped expedite all the needed paperwork, and hotel ...

1065
June 24th, 2011
Cancer free, there's lots for Betty to do - Daily Home Online -

Cancer free, there's lots for Betty to do
Daily Home Online
... she had her treatments in Tuscaloosa at the DCH Cancer Center, now one of the cancer centers in the United States connected with MD Anderson in Texas. “You didn't feel like you were in a hospital,” she said. “It was more like a five star hotel. ...

1064
June 22nd, 2011
Alabama Republicans target Democrats in Machiavellian state legislature plot ... - al.com (blog) -

al.com (blog)

Alabama Republicans target Democrats in Machiavellian state legislature plot ...
al.com (blog)
The medical school moved to Tuscaloosa and then to Birmingham, where it remains. “One of the best things about driving here was that about half-way down, you stopped seeing blown-down buildings and trees,” St. John said of a series of devastating ...

1063
June 20th, 2011
Life-saving skills on display - Montgomery Advertiser -

Life-saving skills on display
Montgomery Advertiser
Tuscaloosa's Quinton Wright competes Friday in the Firefighter Combat Challenge in front of the Renaissance Hotel& Spa at the Convention Center in Montgomery. / AMANDA SOWARDS/ADVERTISER The spirit of competition was in the air Friday as the 20th ...

1062
June 18th, 2011
Cagy veteran Damon Reed ready to rumble tonight with hometown favorite Deontay ... - The Huntsville Times - al.com -

The Huntsville Times - al.com

Cagy veteran Damon Reed ready to rumble tonight with hometown favorite Deontay ...
The Huntsville Times - al.com
"Third round, going down," the rising heavyweight contender repeated Friday night during the weigh-in at a Tuscaloosa hotel. "I heard," said his opponent, veteran "Dangerous" Damon Reed of Topeka, Kan. "I don't care. It doesn't matter to me. ...

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June 18th, 2011
Andrew Steele, family battle hardships - ESPN (blog) -

Andrew Steele, family battle hardships
ESPN (blog)
... Tuscaloosa also hit their area of Birmingham. Steele Sr. said two homes survived on his block. He and his wife were in one of them. But the damage was severe. They spent the past five weeks in a hotel, only returning to their home this week. ...

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June 17th, 2011
University of Alabama System poised to increase tuition - al.com (blog) -

University of Alabama System poised to increase tuition
al.com (blog)
The board, meeting now at the Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel& Spa in downtown Mobile, is scheduled to vote on the proposal before lunch. Under the proposal, yearly in-state tuition would increase to $8600 at the University of Alabama, ...

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1059
June 17th, 2011
Prodigy on the links finds unique way to give back - East Brunswick Sentinel -

Prodigy on the links finds unique way to give back
East Brunswick Sentinel
Timothy next plans to work with the American Red Cross to provide packets of toiletries to tornado victims in Joplin, Mo., and Tuscaloosa, Ala. “It's just a way of giving back,” said Timothy, whose brother Ryan, 8, helps to pack the shampoos and soaps ...

1058
June 17th, 2011
Lucas: Best Of The Blatt - TarHeelBlue.com -

TarHeelBlue.com

Lucas: Best Of The Blatt
TarHeelBlue.com
John Martin: The emotion in the dugout set off by FedEx's home run was a great scene that was probably only rivaled by Flack's walk-off in Tuscaloosa in 2006. Joe Bray: The game was twice interrupted by rain delays. In the locker room during the second ...

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1057
June 16th, 2011
House speaker to address chamber - Tuscaloosa News (subscription) -

House speaker to address chamber
Tuscaloosa News (subscription)
TUSCALOOSA | Mike Hubbard, the speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives, will address a Chamber in Session luncheon at 11:30 am on July 14 at Hotel Capstone. Hubbard, R-Auburn, was elected the House speaker on Dec. 8, 2010, and became the first ...

1056
June 16th, 2011
Adams: Many in South could use SEC football game - ScrippsNews -

Adams: Many in South could use SEC football game
ScrippsNews
A hotel clerk in Dothan, Ala., said the tornadoes of late April didn't reach them, but an employee "lost a family member." The reminders of the devastation are as stunning as a battered Tuscaloosa, Ala., on the cover of Sports Illustrated and as subtle ...

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1055
June 15th, 2011
Clemson coach lives by the clock, but aims for eternity - Hilton Head Island Packet -

Clemson coach lives by the clock, but aims for eternity
Hilton Head Island Packet
It's the vision of an apartment complex in Tuscaloosa, Ala., flattened by a tornado in April. As a place to live in college, he knew it as No. 81 Fountainbleu. As a symbol of his life, it's more wreckage to be made whole again. ...

1054
June 14th, 2011
Patrick Murphy Q&A on his return to Alabama from LSU - al.com -

al.com

Patrick Murphy Q&A on his return to Alabama from LSU
al.com
(The Birmingham News/Jeff Roberts) TUSCALOOSA, Alabama - Patrick Murphy spoke one-on-one with Izzy Gould on Monday to talk about his decision to return to Alabama as the head softball coach days after it was announced he was leaving for LSU. ...

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1053
June 13th, 2011
LOOKING BACK: June 13 - Tuscaloosa News (subscription) -

LOOKING BACK: June 13
Tuscaloosa News (subscription)
The Tuscaloosa County Commission was considering borrowing money to pay its share of cost overruns at the deficit-ridden garbage incinerator. A Tennessee developer's plan to develop a downtown Tuscaloosa hotel seemed to die after only two of six local ...

1052
June 13th, 2011
Prattville church building a congregation instead of an edifice - Montgomery Advertiser -

Prattville church building a congregation instead of an edifice
Montgomery Advertiser
The main campus is in east Birmingham (known as Grants Mill), from where messages are streamed via satellite to the other locations: Auburn, Greystone, Riverchase (in Pelham), Tuscaloosa, Highlands en Espanol -- Riverchase, Montgomery and a service ...

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1051
June 11th, 2011
PCI Gaming Authority Announces Major Sponsorship of "Bama Rising" Benefit Concert - PR Newswire (press release) -

PCI Gaming Authority Announces Major Sponsorship of "Bama Rising" Benefit Concert
PR Newswire (press release)
The Tribe gave $100000 to Governor Bentley's Relief Fund, and it gave $50000 to both the Tuscaloosa and the Birmingham Chapters of the American Red Cross. An additional $300000 was put into the Poarch Band of Creek Indians Emergency Relief fund to ...

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1050
June 8th, 2011
With high cost of tornado recovery, PARA upgrades put on hold - Tuscaloosa News (subscription) -

With high cost of tornado recovery, PARA upgrades put on hold
Tuscaloosa News (subscription)
The Tuscaloosa City Council voted on April 26th to change a $1 per room, per night fee on hotel rooms to a 1 percent tax. The $1 fee expired on June 1. The money gained will go toward the Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports Commission to better help the ...

1049
June 8th, 2011
Adams: Many in South could use SEC football game - The Republic -

Adams: Many in South could use SEC football game
The Republic
A hotel clerk in Dothan, Ala., said the tornadoes of late April didn't reach them, but an employee "lost a family member." The reminders of the devastation are as stunning as a battered Tuscaloosa, Ala., on the cover of Sports Illustrated and as subtle ...

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1048
June 8th, 2011
PARA upgrades on hold - Tuscaloosa News (subscription) -

PARA upgrades on hold
Tuscaloosa News (subscription)
The Tuscaloosa City Council voted on April 26th to change a $1 per room, per night fee on hotel rooms to a 1 percent tax. The $1 fee expired on June 1. The money gained will go toward the Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports Commission to better help the ...

1047
June 8th, 2011
Commentary: Pizza Hut one of many chains helping with post-disaster efforts - Pizza Marketplace.com -

Commentary: Pizza Hut one of many chains helping with post-disaster efforts
Pizza Marketplace.com
The same response came from the industry after this year's Japanese earthquake/tsunami and the Tuscaloosa and Joplin tornados. Numerous chains have donated time, money and food, compromising their own operations to help when needed. ...

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1046
June 7th, 2011
Jennifer Ryan: Red Cross response continues - Opelika Auburn News -

Jennifer Ryan: Red Cross response continues
Opelika Auburn News
In Joplin, Mo., Tuscaloosa and Minneapolis, Minn., more than 175 people continue to stay in Red Cross shelters each night after devastating tornadoes tore through the states in the past several weeks. As part of these tornado responses, ...

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1045
June 6th, 2011
Club Notes for June 5 - Gadsden Times -

Club Notes for June 5
Gadsden Times
Future conventions are Pilot International at The Sheraton in Dallas, Texas, on July 13-16; Fall Council at Capstone Tuscaloosa on Oct. 1-2; Anchor Convention at Capstone Tuscaloosa on March 2-3, 2012; Alabama District Convention at University Hotel ...

1044
June 5th, 2011
Families still finding ways to travel despite gas prices - Daily Home Online -

Families still finding ways to travel despite gas prices
Daily Home Online
The attendance tourism numbers released by the Alabama Tourism Department showed that Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa was the top sports destination with 712747 fans. Talladega Superspeedway was sixth with approximately 215000.

1043
June 4th, 2011
John Adams: Many in the South could use a nice distraction - GoVolsXtra -

John Adams: Many in the South could use a nice distraction
GoVolsXtra
A hotel clerk in Dothan, Ala., said the tornadoes of late April didn't reach them, but an employee "lost a family member." The reminders of the devastation are as stunning as a battered Tuscaloosa, Ala., on the cover of Sports Illustrated and as subtle ...

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1042
June 4th, 2011
Helping while God heals - Montgomery Advertiser -

Helping while God heals
Montgomery Advertiser
Photos by Lloyd Gallman Syretta Horton of Arizona talks about her mother who was injured in the Tuscaloosa tornado and is still in ICU at Baptist South. Horton also has received help from the Samaritan Inn. Shannon and Ronnie Levitzke visit with their ...

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1041
June 4th, 2011
Corner left empty with departure of peanut - Tuscaloosa News (subscription) (blog) -

Corner left empty with departure of peanut
Tuscaloosa News (subscription) (blog)
He came to Tuscaloosa as a young man and began selling peanuts on the University campus. Unable to make a living, he got permission from Brown's Department Store to parch and sell peanuts on the corner. He parched peanuts with his parching machine on ...

1040
June 3rd, 2011
Race benefits Alabama tormado victims - Coos Bay World -

Race benefits Alabama tormado victims
Coos Bay World
Organizer Tom Ross said the run is a product of a class assignment at SWOCC. He heard about the tornado damage in Alabama while working on ideas for a fundraiser earlier this spring. Proceeds will go to the Tuscaloosa, Ala., Red Cross.

1039
June 3rd, 2011
Alabama tornadoes: Victims file price gouging complaints - al.com (blog) -

Alabama tornadoes: Victims file price gouging complaints
al.com (blog)
One of the most dangerous jobs in Tuscaloosa cost $5100, she said. When informed of the $18000 Cullman tree removal bill, Lodge said that amount is "beyond my comprehension." The potential for excessive pricing and other problems is high after a ...

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1038
June 3rd, 2011
Willie King's festival going strong two years after founder's death - Tuscaloosa News (subscription) -

Willie King's festival going strong two years after founder's death
Tuscaloosa News (subscription)
Hotel accommodations are available in Aliceville, Tuscaloosa, Eutaw and Columbus, Miss. Camping is available at the festival site, free of charge, and at nearby Pickensville Recreation Area. Patrons should bring chairs and sunscreen. ...

1037
June 3rd, 2011
Keeping Pets Safe During Natural Disasters - CisionWire (press release) -

Keeping Pets Safe During Natural Disasters
CisionWire (press release)
Recent tragedies, specifically the deadly tornadoes in Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Joplin, Mo., have turned the lives of residents and their families upside down. In addition to being a great training tool, a kennel is a safe place for dogs, ...

1036
June 2nd, 2011
Chewacla Among Those Honored Nationally - WANI -

Chewacla Among Those Honored Nationally
WANI
Queen City Park Trail in Tuscaloosa – Combining nature and history, this quarter-mile trail connects Queen City Park, built by the Works Progress Administration in the 1930s, and Jack Warner Trail which leads through a woodlands area. ...

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1035
June 1st, 2011
Noted writer Wayne Greenhaw dies at age 71 - Tuscaloosa News (subscription) -

Noted writer Wayne Greenhaw dies at age 71
Tuscaloosa News (subscription)
The Montgomery native, who had extensive ties to Tuscaloosa, also served as Alabama's state tourism director in 1993-94. “He was just one of the sweetest men you'll ever meet,” said Don Noble, a friend of Greenhaw's who is also a University of Alabama ...

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1034
June 1st, 2011
Living In Italy vs. Living In Alabama - The University of Alabama Crimson White -

The University of Alabama Crimson White

Living In Italy vs. Living In Alabama
The University of Alabama Crimson White
How would I cope with the discrepancy between my busy college life in Tuscaloosa and the slower pace of the Italian dolce vita? How would I live without Wal-Mart, how would I live without the ease and instant gratification of American consumerism in a ...

1033
June 1st, 2011
Fond memories destroyed in T-town - Atmore Advance -

Fond memories destroyed in T-town
Atmore Advance
From where we live here in the Atmore area Tuscaloosa is a difficult and somewhat dangerous drive. Or let me say this was the case way back then when I made regular trips from Atmore to the Capstone. Not only were roads narrow, but cattle rested on the ...

1032
June 1st, 2011
Second start better for Tampa Bay Rays' pitcher Cobb - Tampabay.com -

Second start better for Tampa Bay Rays' pitcher Cobb
Tampabay.com
Just over a month ago, Cobb was in a hotel room in Louisville when Reynolds, in Tuscaloosa, called in tears. A tornado, she said, sounded as if it was right outside her door. For two hours, Cobb was frantic. He had no idea Reynolds and her roommate had ...

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1031
June 1st, 2011
Alabama arrives at Will Rogers Airport in Oklahoma City. - rolltide.com -

rolltide.com

Alabama arrives at Will Rogers Airport in Oklahoma City.
rolltide.com
Alabama arrived in Oklahoma City in the early afternoon after taking a charter jet that accommodated all the coaches, players and support staff from the Tuscaloosa airport. After getting settled in at the team hotel the Crimson Tide attended the ...

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1030
June 1st, 2011
Reconstruction Lifts Economy After Disasters - New York Times -

Reconstruction Lifts Economy After Disasters
New York Times
More than a tenth of the businesses in Tuscaloosa, Ala., were badly damaged or destroyed in April when a tornado swept across a 5.9-mile stretch of the city, and nearly 6000 Alabamians have filed storm-related claims for unemployment benefits. ...

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1029
June 1st, 2011
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