Governor Robert Bentley and Republican legislative leaders announced today the Education Options Act. It's a bill that would legalize charters schools and provide existing public schools more flexibility from state regulations.
The vote totals are unofficial but the numbers do tell a story following Tuesday's Republican and Democratic primaries.
Voters in Autauga County re-elected Al booth to serve a third term as Probate Judge. Booth easily beat Jay Thompson.
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More than 75 percent of the fish consumed in the U.S. is imported.
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Disease outbreaks with imported foods are on the rise, and fish and spices are the foods most likely to cause problems.
It's not that imported foods are any nastier than home-grown, according to a presentation today from researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It's that we're eating a lot more of them.
Head coach Mike D'Antoni of the New York Knicks during the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at in January.
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Several news organizations are reporting that what had at one point been a story-book run by the New York Knicks is crashing back to reality: With the return of star Carmelo Anthony and a six-game losing streak behind him, head coach Mike D'Antoni has resigned.
Yahoo! Sports, which first reported the story, says D'Antoni has clashed with Anthony in the past. They report:
In the 1980s, this dome from the 13th century was stolen out of the church of St. Evphemianos in Lysi in the Turkish occupied section of Cyprus. The fresco portrays Christ in heaven, surrounded by 12 angels. The Archangels Michael and Gabriel flank the Virgin Mary and John the Baptist as a medallion illustrates the throne that's been prepared for the Lord.
A set of 13th-century Byzantine frescoes — plundered after Turkey invaded Cyprus and on display in Houston for the last 15 years — is headed home at last. It's the closing chapter in what turns out to be a remarkable odyssey.
It all started in the summer of 1974, when the Turkish army invaded Cyprus and nearly 200,000 Greek Cypriots became refugees fleeing south.
"And so all the churches and homes and art was left behind," says Josef Helfenstein, director of the Menil Collection in Houston. "And after years, some of these churches began to be looted."