The Sunrise News Sampler
Tomorrow is A-Day, and according to the Tuscaloosa News, pregame activities will begin at 9am with the Mercedes-Benz Fan Fest outside the north end zone of Bryant-Denny Stadium, where there will be children’s activities and other activities for Tide fans. Gates of the stadium will open at 11am. Kickoff is set for 1pm.
The state is asking for federal aid after last week’s flooding. If approved, residents and business owners would be eligible for low-interest disaster loans in Bibb, Blount, Jefferson, St.Clair, Shelby, Tuscaloosa, and Walker Counties.
Former secretary of the Alabama state Senate McDowell Lee died yesterday afternoon at the age of 89 after a brief illness. Lee served as a secretary of the state senate for 47 years before retiring in 2010.
Alabama towns along U.S. 80 will be participating in the Historic U.S. 80 Hi-Way Sale, a massive yard sale today and tomorrow that stretches across Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection says it’s reached an agreement with an investor group to clear the way for construction of the nation’s first cross-border airport terminal connecting San Diego and Tiajuana, Mexico. Construction has already begun on the Mexican side, and construction is expected to begin on the U.S. side next month.
Divers are working in shifts to try to get into a sunken ferry that may carry the bodies of most of the nearly 270 passengers still missing off the southern coast of South Korea. So far, 28 bodies have been found.
At least six Nepalese guides are dead and another nine are missing following an avalance on Mt. Everest this morning. The guides had gone to fix ropes for hundreds of climbers when they became buried.
About three dozen Chinese relatives of the passengers of Flight 370 have come together for a prayer service in Beijing.
Miley Cyrus is postponing more concerts as she remains hospitalized for a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics, according to MSN.