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  • Culverhouse, UA feud was about ego, power and money, not Alabama’s abortion law

    06/10/2019 11:40:35 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 6 replies
    AL.com ^ | 6-10-2019 | Kyle Whitmire
    It was a narrative that would not die, kept alive by a social media frenzy and a lot of folks too eager to believe it. In an op-ed published by The Washington Post on Friday, Hugh Culverhouse Jr., again framed his ongoing feud with the University of Alabama as a political dispute over the state’s near-total abortion ban. Culverhouse Jr. is an heir of Hugh Culverhouse Sr., a University of Alabama alumnus and donor. Last year Culverhouse Jr, who is not himself an alumnus, pledged $25 million to the university’s law school, and in exchange, the university agreed to name...
  • University of Alabama trustees vote to refund $26M gift.(donor called for boycott over abortion law)

    06/07/2019 10:33:04 AM PDT · by wardaddy · 39 replies
    Fox 10 ^ | 6-7-19 | Patterson
    University of Alabama Denny Chimes Denny Chimes at the University of Alabama Wikimedia Commons TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The University of Alabama board of trustees voted Friday to give back a $26.5 million donation to a top donor who recently called on students to boycott the school over the state's new abortion ban. Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr., a 70-year-old real estate investor and lawyer, has already given $21.5 million to the university after his pledge last September with the rest still to come. But in a news release last week, he urged students to participate in a boycott of the...
  • Alabama football champs ‘honored’ to visit White House; no knees, protests.......

    04/10/2018 10:54:16 PM PDT · by caww · 36 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 10, 2018 | Paul Bedard
    The University of Alabama champion Crimson Tide football team showed up for their day at the White House on Tuesday, with several following Coach Nick Saban in saying it was an honor. “You know, not many people get invited to the White House, so not many people get invited to see the president and meet the president. So this is a special day for our team. A team that is being honored here because of their achievements in terms of winning the college football national championship, which makes me very proud,” said six-time championship winner Saban. “A special thanks to...
  • President Trump praises Alabama's 'win for the ages' during White House visit

    04/10/2018 8:04:36 PM PDT · by Radio Free Tuscaloosa · 17 replies
    ESPN ^ | April 10, 2018 | Associated Press
    <p>WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump hailed the University of Alabama football team's "win for the ages" in their latest championship season.</p> <p>Trump hosted Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban and his players at the White House on Tuesday to honor their fifth national title in nine years.</p>
  • Meet the Leftist Reverend Behind the Dallas Black Lives Matter Protest

    07/08/2016 9:56:04 AM PDT · by maggief · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 8, 2016 | Jen Lawrence
    The lead organizer of the Dallas protest where snipers opened fire on police officers has made several disturbing comments on his social media. A Breitbart News review of Jeff Hood’s internet footprint revealed regular posts about the apocalypse, violent retribution to police, and Hood even recently posted about the 2013 death of a self proclaimed “social justice warrior” who committed suicide by lighting himself on fire in front of a shopping mall in Texas. Video of Hood speaking on camera just after the attack surfaced on social media where Hood talks about “leading the protest” (snip) Reverend Hood closely follows...
  • The untold story of how the secret [Gov.]Bentley-Mason affair recordings went public

    04/18/2016 9:26:09 AM PDT · by Bodleian_Girl · 22 replies
    Yellowhammer News ^ | 4/17/16 | Cliff Sims
    As I drove up U.S. Highway 280, swerving in and out of traffic and making my way from suburban Birmingham toward the city’s center, I thought about the events of the past year that had led up to this moment. For many months the hottest rumor in Alabama politics was that Governor Robert Bentley had engaged in a long-running extramarital affair with his senior political advisor Rebekah Mason, a married mother of three. At first the idea seemed so absurd I dismissed it as politically motivated nonsense. Now, here I was, driving toward an obscure Birmingham gas station to obtain...
  • AL: More Campus Fascism: No Free Speech for Second Amendment Supporters

    04/17/2016 5:16:35 PM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from campusreform.org Universities are developing a deserved reputation for places that act as little fascist states, only allowing speech that the University Administration agrees with, or is considered "politically correct".  The University of Alabama has lived up to the reputation by citing a student who was peacefully wearing an empty holster in a protest over the Universitity's no weapon policy.  The campus police explicitly say that they are citing the student because "someone called it in".  The campus policy does not prohibit holsters.  The citation is for "Engaging in activities that threaten the safety of the campus community"...
  • The space archaeologist unearthed 4000 years old tomb in Egypt

    02/27/2016 12:16:50 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    Luxor Times ^ | February 23, 2016 | unattributed
    Middle Kingdom rock-cut tomb discovered in El-Lisht. The Egyptian-American mission directed by Mohamed Youssef (Dahshur antiquities director) and Dr. Sarah Parcak (University of Alabama) discovered a Middle Kingdom tomb in El-Lisht to the south of Senusret I pyramid. "The mission has been working on documenting and preserving the result of illicit digs which took place after 25th of January 2011 turmoil." Dr. Mamdouh El-Damaty, Minister of Antiquities, told Luxor Times. The discovered tomb belongs to a High official dated to 12th Dynasty at the reign of Senusret I. The tomb owner held the title "Royal seal bearer". The mission will...
  • 17 lost pyramids discovered in Egypt by space scientists

    05/25/2011 6:12:24 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 10 replies
    msnbc.com ^ | May 25, 2011 | msnbc.com staff and news service reports
    Seventeen lost pyramids are believed to have been found in Egypt by a team of space archaeologists from Alabama, according to a report. Sarah Parcak and her team at a NASA-sponsored laboratory at the University of Alabama at Birmingham made the discoveries using a satellite survey, and also found more than 1,000 tombs and 3,000 ancient settlements in infrared images that show up buildings underground, BBC News reported. The BBC said that two of the suspected pyramids had been confirmed by initial excavations. "We were very intensely doing this research for over a year. I could see the data as...
  • Egyptian pyramids found by infra-red satellite images

    05/25/2011 9:36:00 AM PDT · by bigbob · 36 replies
    BBC News ^ | 5-24-11 | Frances Cronin
    Seventeen lost pyramids are among the buildings identified in a new satellite survey of Egypt. More than 1,000 tombs and 3,000 ancient settlements were also revealed by looking at infra-red images which show up underground buildings. Initial excavations have already confirmed some of the findings, including two suspected pyramids. The work has been pioneered at the University of Alabama at Birmingham by US Egyptologist Dr Sarah Parcak. satellite image of pyramid An infra-red satellite image shows a buried pyramid, located in the centre of the highlight box. She says she was amazed at how much she and her team has...
  • Egyptian pyramids found by infra-red satellite images (17!)

    05/25/2011 5:56:52 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 30 replies
    BBC News ^ | 24 May 2011 Last updated at 19:32 ET | By Frances Cronin
    Seventeen lost pyramids are among the buildings identified in a new satellite survey of Egypt. More than 1,000 tombs and 3,000 ancient settlements were also revealed by looking at infra-red images which show up underground buildings. Initial excavations have already confirmed some of the findings, including two suspected pyramids. The work has been pioneered at the University of Alabama in Birmingham by US Egyptologist Dr Sarah Parcak. She says she was amazed at how much she and her team has found. "We were very intensely doing this research for over a year. I could see the data as it was...
  • Ancient Egyptian City Spotted From Space

    06/05/2007 6:39:35 PM PDT · by BGHater · 32 replies · 1,642+ views
    Live Science ^ | 05 June 2007 | Heather Whipps
    Satellites hovering above Egypt have zoomed in on a 1,600-year-old metropolis, archaeologists say. Images captured from space pinpoint telltale signs of previous habitation in the swatch of land 200 miles south of Cairo, which digging recently confirmed as an ancient settlement dating from about 400 A.D. The find is part of a larger project aiming to map as much of ancient Egypt's archaeological sites, or "tells," as possible before they are destroyed or covered by modern development. "It is the biggest site discovered so far," said project leader Sarah Parcak of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. "Based on the...
  • Harvard-educated professor who opened fire during faculty meeting and killed three colleagues...

    10/20/2015 8:31:21 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19 October 2015 10:49 EST, 20 October 2015 | REGINA F. GRAHAM
    After five years ex-Alabama professor who opened fire during faculty meeting killing three colleagues and injuring three more FINALLY apologizes to victims and her family as she challenges her sentence Amy Bishop Anderson killed three colleagues and wounded three more during a faculty meeting at the University of Alabama at Huntsville in 2010 She pleaded guilty to capital murder and attempted murder in 2012 The professor waived her right to appeal with the guilty plea, but she's been challenging the conviction ever since with a number of claims Now she has apologized to the victims, their families and her family...
  • Scholars study lost city of Mabila at UA

    09/30/2006 12:31:55 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies · 287+ views
    Tuscaloosa News ^ | September 29. 2006 3:30AM | Adam Jones
    It's believed to be the largest battle between Europeans and Native Americans north of the Rio Grande, but the city of Mabila remains lost... A team of historians, archeologists and geologists have come to the University of Alabama for three days to study the battle.. Their aim, though, isn't to find the city, but to compile everything known, for possible future excavations, said Jim Knight, a UA anthropology professor who helped organize the conference... Finding Mabila means addressing a host of problems ranging from suspect accounts of De Soto's expedition to the possibility that modern dams may have flooded the...
  • Gov. Robert Bentley's Wife Filing for Divorce

    08/29/2015 11:44:12 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 56 replies
    al.com ^ | 8/29
    Gov. Robert Bentley's wife of 50 years, Dianne, today filed for divorce, saying "their marriage has suffered an irretrievable breakdown," according to court records. The couple, both 72, were married in 1965 and have four children. Alabama's First Lady files for divorce Alabama Governor Robert Bentley's wife, Diane, files for divorce citing "complete incompatibility." The filing cites "complete incompatibility of temperament" and states they have been separated since January. The filing also lists her address as Tuscaloosa and his as Montgomery. "There exists a conflict of personalities which destroys the legitimate aims of matrimony and all possibilities of reconciliation are...
  • Why America Is Prone to Mass Shootings

    08/26/2015 7:24:52 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 48 replies
    Live Science ^ | August 26, 2015 | Stephanie Pappas
    A strange paradox is emerging in America: Overall violent-crime rates are down, but active shooter events — in which a person is trying to kill multiple people in a populated area — appear to be on the rise, according to Federal Bureau of Investigation statistics. Meanwhile, a just-released study finds that although the United States has just about 5 percent of the world's population, the country has 31 percent of the world's mass shooters. The reasons for these numbers are complex, researchers say, but the data suggest that the availability of guns, and perhaps the American obsession with fame, may...
  • University of Alabama sorority slammed for 'racially-homogeneous' recruitment film

    08/16/2015 12:42:21 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 44 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 16 August 2015
    A University of Alabama sorority has been slammed for their recruitment video which critics are saying is racially-homogeneous and lacks diversity. Alpha Phi, who are based at the Tuscaloosa campus, uploaded the footage to YouTube and it has since been viewed 500,000 times. But some have accused them of selling themselves on looks alone while one writer has said they are doing more damage to women than presidential candidate Donald Trump. The very glossy and professional film includes the group of 72, mostly-white, members partying and attending events inside their sprawling sorority house.
  • Ala. prof charged in brother's 1986 shooting death (Obama Fanatic Who Shot Up U. of Alabama)

    06/16/2010 2:51:46 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 13 replies · 703+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 06/16/10 | BOB SALSBERG
    <p>CANTON, Mass. – A biology professor charged with killing three of her colleagues at an Alabama university has been indicted in the 1986 shooting death of her brother in Massachusetts, prosecutors announced Wednesday.</p> <p>Authorities had originally ruled that the shooting of Amy Bishop's brother was an accident, but they reopened the case after Bishop was charged in February with gunning down six of her colleagues at the University of Alabama-Huntsville, killing three.</p>
  • Chief: Ala. Prof Held in 3 Killings Shot Mass. Kin

    02/13/2010 1:51:54 PM PST · by freespirited · 86 replies · 4,650+ views
    ABC ^ | 02/13/10 | Jay Lindsey
    A University of Alabama professor accused of fatally shooting three colleagues at a faculty meeting this week shot her younger brother dead at their home in the Boston suburbs more than 20 years ago, but records of it are missing, police said Saturday. Amy Bishop shot her brother in the chest in 1986, Braintree police Chief Paul Frazier said at a news conference. She fired at least three shots, hitting her brother once and hitting her bedroom wall, before police took her into custody at gunpoint, he said. Before Bishop could be booked, the police chief back then told officers...
  • The Football Game That Changed the South

    02/20/2007 7:02:24 PM PST · by BnBlFlag · 59 replies · 1,605+ views
    THE FOOTBALL GAME THAT CHANGED THE SOUTH It was more than a football game. It was the chance to avenge the South, to reclaim the valor and honor of the Lost Cause. No longer would this land be known for its hookworm and illiteracy. It would be the home of the best damn football in the nation! "The 1926 Rose Bowl was without a doubt the most important game before or since in Southern football history," says Birmingham News sportswriter Clyde Bolton. The story of the game that shaped the South is told in Roses of Crimson, a documentary that...