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Last car, 30.2009


Wade Kwon of Wade on Birmingham needs your help before 3 p.m. tomorrow to pick which haiku he’ll be reading at BMA Speaks (one more link in case the museum’s site is still down).

Samford tuned up for its marquee matchup on Saturday with a win over Georgia Southern tonight.

Lt. Governor Jim Folsom, Jr. launched an Alabama Health Initiative earlier today statewide called the Lt. Governor’s Challenge, not to be confused with the Scale Back Alabama! campaign that’s already in full swing.

In other health related news, while Children’s Hospital began its new green project with a wrecking ball earlier today, the St. Vincent’s system‘s new president & CEO, John D. O’Neil, announced that he’d be leaving his current job in upsate New York yesterday.

Finally, for those who saw our tweet earlier today about NBC 13, Alec Harvey gets confirmation.

Photo: Untitled (Lyric Theater). MGShelton/Flickr.

Last Car, 29.2009

absolutely no parking

The economic stimulus bill passed its first hurdle this evening, but do you want to see what the makeup of it was prior to its passage (and removal of $6 billion)? Check out this interactive map courtesy of ProPublica.

The Blazers got beat by Tulsa on a buzzer beater, 75-74. And if you thought you were going to that Samford vs. Davidson game on Saturday (like I did), you better have a ticket, cause they’re all gone.

The folks at Mayfield Ice Cream say it’s still safe to eat any of their products made with peanut butter.

Speaking of peanut butter, Mike’s saying there’s a chance we may see snow on Monday – only a chance, mind you…

Photo: absolutely no parking. briantmurphy/Flickr.

Last car, 6.24.2008

Officials unveiling the Alabama stamp are (left to right) Birmingham Postmaster Samuel Jaudon, Gov. Bob Riley, Montgomery Postmaster Teresa Welch, and Lee Sentell, director of Alabama Tourism. Courtesy - State of Alabama (Governor's Office)

Officials unveiling the Alabama stamp are (left to right) Birmingham Postmaster Samuel Jaudon, Gov. Bob Riley, Montgomery Postmaster Teresa Welch, and Lee Sentell, director of Alabama Tourism. Office of the Governor, State of Alabama.

Now you can send your friends a taste of Alabama when you send that next letter (since handwritten notes still mean a lot). The state is one of the first to be honored with a stamp that was unveiled today in Montgomery.

Just in case you were stuck in traffic early this morning along U.S. Hwy 280, it may have been because WERC‘s Leah Brandon decided to protest the current highly gas prices by riding her horse to work. You may want to check out the pictures on their site.

Men’s Health recently ranked the cities with the greenest drivers in the U.S. – and Birmingham was near the bottom of the list. We ended up ranked 96th with a grade of F. The top city – Seattle, WA…

But Birmingham was recently ranked as the top ranked Southern real estate market according to Money Magazine, beating out New Orleans and Baton Rogue, LA and placing quite high in the magazine’s overall listing of the top 100 U.S. real estate markets.

Today the City Council asked Mayor Langford to suspend the use of tasers following the death of Willie Maye; he said he would not consider their request until he’s had a chance to review the police report.

last car, 1.31.2008

7th Ave Sunset - briantmurphy/Flickr

7th Ave. Sunset.  briantmurphy/Flickr

The folks at Performa Entertainment Real Estate have decided on a name for the new entertainment district – The Forge. If you’re wondering why they chose it, check out the press release announcing it from earlier today.

Just when we were starting to know him, “family needs in Chicago” is taking Alabama Symphony Orchestra executive director Trey Devey away to Chicago after just six months. He’s definitely fallen in love with the city based on the comments he made to the Birmingham News.

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last car, 1.28.2008

Blue Trail - freethehops/flickr

Blue Trail. Photo credit: freethehops/Flickr

Late last week Jim N’ Nick’s announced plans to move their headquarters from Homewood to Liberty Park. It sounds like Station 5 may be just what the fast-growing franchise needs to maintain their edge.

It looks like area fans are finally beginning to speak out about the city’s latest entry into the world of professional sports. Track ’em Tigers gives Auburn fans reasons to root for the new home team when the AAFL’s Team Alabama takes the field on April 19. They even referred to Legion Field as beautiful and majestic (which makes us happy here but probably doesn’t sit well with a few folks).

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last car, 1.17.2008

Brother Bryan photo - bhamjay/Flickr

Brother Bryan Five Points South. Photo credit: bhamjay/Flickr

We figure everyone’s getting ready to make a run to the grocery store for peanut butter and bread (we’ll never quite understand why those two items) as we brace for the chance of some (potential) snow accumulations tomorrow evening.

Since you’re going to be settled in early tomorrow evening, you may want to check out the special on APTV tomorrow evening focusing on the Birmingham StartUp weekend that happened in September. The show starts at 7 p.m. and if you’ve got one of those HDTVs, you’ll even be able to watch the highlights in high definition, as reported on the project’s blog.

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