MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama State University is looking at three finalists for its presidency. Members of a search committee yesterday were interviewing state Sen. Quinton Ross Jr. of Montgomery; Gwendolyn Boyd of John Hopkins University; and retired Brig. Gen. Samuel Nichols Jr. of Virginia.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Sstudent newspapers at Auburn University and the University of Alabama are backtracking on things they published after the Iron Bowl. The Crimson-White apologized for an editorial cartoon that said, "This is what happens in Obama's America." The Auburn Plainsman apologized for an editorial that referred to some Crimson Tide fans as "Bammers." Both papers said the items were meant to be satirical.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Nashville bar owner has been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of musician Wayne Mills. Christopher Ferrell told police he fatally shot Mills in self-defense on Nov. 23. Mills was a native of Arab, Ala. His Wayne Mills Band often performed on the college circuit.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge has temporarily suspended BP oil spill settlement payments to businesses while he reconsiders the company's arguments against compensating those that cannot trace losses directly to the nation's worst offshore oil spill. Judge Carl Barbier (BARB-yay) issued an order Thursday.
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