The Alabama secretary of state's office is planning to have staff traveling the state starting Monday to provide photo IDs to voters who need them for the upcoming elections. Secretary of State Jim Bennett says the mobile site visits are in addition to the IDs being available in his Montgomery office and at county boards of registrars. The other approved IDs include an Alabama driver's license, a non-driver ID issued by the state, military IDs and Alabama college IDs.
Abortion Waiting Period
The Alabama Legislature is getting closer to extending the waiting period for an abortion in the state. The Senate Health Committee voted 7-1 Wednesday to approve a bill that extends the waiting time from 24 hours to 48 hours after a woman receives information from an abortion clinic about the procedure and associated risks. The bill has already passed the House and now goes to the Senate for a final vote. The Senate Health Committee will meet week to consider three other anti-abortion bills passed by the House.
An invitation to March Madness awaits the winners of this week's SWAC Basketball Tournament in Houston. The Alabama State University men and women squads opens play today. The Number three seed ASU Men are on the hardwood for a 12:30 p.m. tipoff against Alcorn State. Lady Hornets Head Coach Freida Freeman Jackson likes her team's chances in the tournament despite a 2-8 start in the SWAC. The ASU Women's team, a Number five seed, will play Prairie View today at 5:30 p.m. Both games will be broadcast on WVAS-FM.
Tuskegee Airmen Stamp
The Postal Service soon will distribute a stamp to honor the late Tuskegee Airmen Charles Alfred "Chief" Anderson, who is also known as the father of black aviation. Anderson served as the chief flight instructor of the Tuskegee Airmen who distinguished themselves as elite fighter pilots during World War II. The first-class stamp will be unveiled today.