The Sunrise News Sampler
- According to University of Alabama officials, following this week's resignation of then-president Guy Bailey, the Board of Trustees called a special meeting yesterday, in which Dr. Judy Bonner, who served as interim president from March until September, was named as the 38th president yet first female president of the university.
- A bit of controversy has been thrown toward Circuit Judge Bob Vance, who is running for Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. Republican Party Chairman Bill Armistead filed a complaint with the Federal Elections Commission yesterday, saying Vance violated federal election law with a $2,000 contribution to President Obama's campaign in 2008, which Vance says he reproted properly on his state campaign finance report.
- October employment data is soon to be released. Economists predict that the report will confirm that companies are hiring but are being cautious with analysts predicting a .1 percent increase from September.
- 24-year-old Justin Jay Rich faces criminal charges of disorderly conduct and obstructing governmental operations following his jump from the Black Warrior Parkway toll bridge Sunday. A motorist called 911 to report that someone had jumped from the bridge. The Sheriff's office says it wants Rich to pay for the resources used in their extensive search of the river and its banks or perform community service.
- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has ordered natural gas service shut off in a stretch where several fires have burned, fueled by leaking gas after superstorm Sandy. Christie says the utility will have to pay to rebuild the natural gas system in the region.
- Blake Shelton won entertainer of the year at the Country Music Association Awards last night.
- Jamie Foxx is reportedly being considered for the role of Electro in the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man sequel, a rumor he fueled by posting on Twitter that he dressed up as Electro for Halloween.