The Sunrise News Sampler
- According to our daily, the Tuscaloosa city school system is holding meetings on the next three Tuesdays for parents and Tuscaloosa residents on the HALT program, which is designed to put a stop to bullying. All of the meetings will start at 6pm and will be held at the Board of Education, Southview Middle School, and Westlawn Middle School respectively.
- AL.com reports that last night, the Tuscaloosa City Council voted unanimously to approve a resolution authorizing Mayor Maddox to enter into a grant agreement for the extension of the Riverwalk from Manderson Landing to a point just west of McFarland Boulevard.
- The Alabama Department of Commers says Canada is our top trading partner. Therefore, the Department and the Alabama Export Alliance are planning seminars for April 9th and 10th to help companies learn more about exporting to Canada.
- Governor Bentley told the Alabama Education Retirees Association that he signed a bill providing private school tax credits because of the flexibility it gives public schools to try new ideas to improve learning and that he did it because of his respect for teachers.
- The federal government is asking for help in testing drones, and 50 teams from 39 states are vying to become one of six test sites for unmanned aerial vehicles. However, privacy advocates are concerned about overzealous monitoring.
- Today, the Supreme Court will take up the issue of the constitutionality of the part of the Defense of Marriage Act that says marriage is between only a man and a woman.
- In entertainment news, The Wrap reports that "Judge Joe Brown" will not be returning for another season after the current one ends in September.
- In sports news, Alabama's men's basketball team loss to Maryland last night 58-57 in the NIT quarterfinals.