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Writing Today conference cancelled

The 2009 Writing Today Conference that was scheduled to take place this weekend (March 13 & 14) on the campus of Birmingham Southern College was cancelled due to “these uncertain economic times.”┬áThe announcement was made yesterday, both via traditional press release and via Birmingham Weekly’s new Twitter profile. As mentioned over on Laura Axelrod’s blog, Gasp!, this is a big deal

The press release states that all registration fees are being refunded in full. For more information on registration refunds, you’re asked to contact Sandy Barr at Birmingham-Southern College by phone at 205.226.4921

The train knocked out the cable… seriously

This morning we noticed a bunch of tweets from folks talking about the loss of their Charter services since last (Sunday) night, meaning some pretty upset folks if they were trying to watch Shaq and Kobe reunite during the NBA All Star Game or Kenseth finally win at Daytona.

While we thought it was rather weird timing considering they’d just announced that they’d be filing for bankruptcy protection in the coming weeks, we hoped it was a much simpler reason. Well, according to this report by the Birmingham Business Journal, it was simpler (though a lot more nerve wracking than we thought it was going to be for those folks down in Montevallo).