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While the University of Alabama has been commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement and infamous “Stand in the Schoolhouse Door” all year, the school is now preparing to mark what would have been the 100th birthday of late football coach Paul “Bear” Bryant, with the Bryant Museum offering free admission for visitors tomorrow.

Governor Bentley continues his “Road to Economic Recovery Tour” with a series of stops in Elmore County today.

Tropical Storm Gabrielle has re-formed in the Atlantic and is approaching Bermuda. Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Humberto’s maximum sustained winds have increased to near 65mph. It is expected to become a hurricane later in the day.

The latest Associated Press poll, finds that about 80% of Americans are not interested in bombing Syria, an attitude reflecting the fatigue of a dozen years of military action in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Yesterday, a judge dismissed two AEG executives from a negligence lawsuit filed by Michael Jackson’s mother and allowed the case to proceed against the promotion company.

Stillman College’s former president Ernest McNealey is on leave, with provost and vice president of academic affairs Peter Millet serving as acting president.

The remains found by hunters near Joe Mallisham Parkway is believed to possibly be the body of Antonio Williams, who has been missing since late July, or maybe an older man who was reported missing from the Holt area on July 1.

Americans cut back on using their credit cards in July while taking on more debt to buy cars and attend school. The reduction in credit card debt suggests that consumers remain cautious about accumulating high-interest debt. That could hold back consumer spending, which accounts for 70 percent of economic activity.

Alabama coach Nick Saban says defensive lineman Dalvin Tomlinson is out for the season with a knee injury. The redshirt freshman is said to have had a “very successful” surgery on Friday but will need four or five months of rehab.

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