March 11, 2012 |
With the Alabama and Mississippi primaries two days away, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich tussled Sunday over which Republican presidential hopeful would adhere most faithfully to conservative orthodoxy on fiscal restraint, healthcare and oil drilling. They also took swipes at rival candidate Mitt Romney, whose heavy advertising has made Tuesday's contests in the Deep South fiercely competitive despite the cultural dissonance between the former Massachusetts governor and both states.
April 5, 1989 |
Democrat Glen Browder won a solid victory Tuesday in a special congressional election, dashing Republican hopes to use the race as a building block toward GOP gains in the Deep South. With all of the 656 precincts reporting, the unofficial count showed Browder with 53,031 votes, or 65%, to Republican John Rice's 28,787, or 35%. The seat was left vacant in December with the death of Rep.
January 30, 2001 |
A mixture of snow, ice and rain disrupted travel, closed schools and threatened to cause flooding across a broad band of the central United States from the northern Plains to the Deep South on Monday. Sheets of ice sent vehicles spinning across roadways and forced pedestrians to adopt an awkward shuffle to keep from falling. Visibility was a half-mile, and thickening snow covered a treacherous layer of ice, blamed for several pileups in eastern Nebraska, an official said.
May 22, 1992 |
You sense the breath of originality soon enough: a lascivious saxophone wailing in the sultry air, bluesy yearnings, simmering emotions. Discovering Judi Ann Mason's "Indigo Blues," as staged by Michele Martin for Mojo Ensemble at the American New Theatre, is like walking into a theater for the first time--it's that good. Two black sisters in rural Louisiana have just returned home from their brother's funeral.
March 18, 1990 |
Floods that carried six people to their deaths in the rain-swept Deep South ripped open dams and buried towns under as much as 10 feet of water Saturday, forcing hundreds to flee and threatening to chase thousands more from their homes, authorities said. Major flooding was reported in Alabama, inundated by up to 17 inches of rain Thursday and Friday, and in Tennessee, the Carolinas and Georgia, where roads and bridges have been washed out by 7 inches of rain since Friday.
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October 3, 2004 |
For Tom Mesereau, there hasn't been much middle ground lately: It's been either glitz or grits. Mesereau, a big man whose crown of white, shoulder-length hair is about as commonplace in Alabama courts as a powdered wig, is the lead attorney for pop star Michael Jackson. He usually practices in Century City, roughly a million miles from Bessemer's courthouse and the seafood gumbo at the Bright Star restaurant nearby.