• City Fashion: August Getty Atelier

    Rhonda Reeves - Staff Writer

    Fashion Tease RGBBirmingham Fashion Week is about to hit the streets with some big names like August AtelierBirmingham Fashion Week is approaching. From May 7-9, the city will become a southern capital of fashion, with many designers showcasing their wares. These designersare clamoring to be as successful as August Getty Atelier.

    Getty is one of the youngest designers to ever display a collection at Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week. At the age of 20, Getty has received the attention of celebrities like Perez Hilton and Kristin Cavallari.
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  • UAB Athletics will add men’s cross country team for fall 2015

    Mustafa Syed - Staff Writer

    Cross Country RGB colorMen's Cross Country added to UAB sports in fall 2015 (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons).Beginning fall 2015, UAB Athletics will add a men’s cross country team in order to keep its NCAA Division I status. UAB needed to add at least one additional men’s sport for the 2015-2016 academic year, according to NCAA Division I by-laws.

    “To give more young men an opportunity to run at the NCAA [Division I] level is really exciting and I am looking forward to getting it going,” said Coach Kurt Thomas, the current women’s cross country head coach and now future men’s cross country head coach.
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  • Heroin is back

    Mark Linn - Staff Writer

    Heroin RGBA heroin epidemic is sweeping through Alabama. Heroin deaths have more than doubled in the last year alone, according to, a trend that experts say is not likely to end soon.

    There were at least 129 confirmed heroin deaths in 2014, as compared to 58 in 2013. In 2012, there were 57 deaths, which was more than double the previous year. Shelby and Tuscaloosa counties have witnessed similar spikes, as have many communities nationwide, reported.
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  • Alabama legislature should support craft beer and free markets


    OP EDAlcohol is a highly regulated product, as it should be. Laws that crack down on underage drinking or drunk driving are reasonable public policy concerns. Even the three-tier system, a sometimes-maligned regulatory structure that protects bars and package stores from being strong-armed by suppliers, was developed with the public interest in mind.

    Then there are alcohol laws which make no sense and only serve to stifle the growth of the rapidly expanding brewing industry in Alabama.
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