• The Tuscaloosa Public Library is encouraging area middle and high school students to use Monday's holiday observance constructively by attending a career fair at the Main Library from 1 until 2:30.

 

  • After the measure failed to pass for the second time Tuesday, Governor Bentley says he's more determined than ever to try again to delete racist language concerning education and segregation from our 1901 Constitution. Proponents say any future effort will have to be better worded.

 

  • On the heels of re-election, President Obama faces an upcoming showdown with congressional Republicans over taxes, deficits, and the impending "fiscal cliff." The President has already been on the phone with the four top leaders of the House and Senate and all involved are staking out opening positions.

 

  • Jared Lee Loughner, the man who pleaded guilty in the Arizona shooting rampage that left six people dead and wounded former US Representative Gabrielle Giffords and 12 others, faces sentencing today and is guaranteed to spend the rest of his life in prison.

 

  • A community meeting will be held Tuesday, November 13th at 6:30 in the cafeteria of the Tuscaloosa Magnet School, where Alberta Elementary is currently operating, to discuss the rebuilding of the Alberta school, which was destroyed by the April 27,2011 tornado.

 

  • Secretary of State Beth Chapman said yesterday that the turnout for Tuesday's election was slightly less than the unusually high performance four years ago with 72.4% of registered voters participating in comparison to 73% in 2008.

 

  • Economist surveyed by the firm FactSet predict that when the Labor Department releases unemployment figures later this morning, they'll show that weekly applications rose by 7,000 to 370,000. Weekly applications have fluctuated between 360,000 and 390,000 since January, but more people are expected to be temporarily out of work because of last week's East Coast superstorm.

11-8-2012