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7 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

'Forrest Gump' remains popular after 2 decades

Groom didn't foresee a best-selling novel that would become a movie that, 20 years after release, still plays almost continually on TV, somewhere in the world.

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Related Topix: Drama Movies, Comedy Movies, Forrest Gump, Alabama, Bollywood, Arts, Cinema

8 hrs ago | Capital Weekly

Class on forensic interviewing of children

University College at Rockland announced instructor Patricia Lacey will offer University of Maine at Augusta's HUS 489 Forensic Interviewing of Children on Thursdays from 9 to 11:45 a.m. this fall.

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Related Topix: University of Maine at Augusta, US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

14 hrs ago | MDJonline.com

PayPal to refund donations for Harris family

In response to criticism from the public, the fundraising website YouCaring.com took down a campaign to help Justin Ross Harris.

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Related Topix: Tuscaloosa, AL

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Newswise

Does This Trunk Make Me Look Fat? Overweight Zoo Elephants No Laughing Matter

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - African elephants in captivity are getting fat. While the thought of a pudgy pachyderm might produce a chuckle, it is a situation with potentially serious consequences for the species.

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL, Life, Food, Nutrition

Alabama Live

National conservative website spotlights Alabama climate change skeptic Dr. Roy Spencer

A University of Alabama in Huntsville scientist's skeptical take on global climate change at a recent conference in Las Vegas is being widely shared after being featured on the national conservative news website Breitbart.

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Related Topix: Alabama, Global Warming

PhysOrg Weblog

Identifying patients with military service can improve health outcomes

UAB Medicine has partnered with Joining Forces, a government initiative that supports members of the military and their families by promoting various employment, education and wellness initiatives, in an effort to better identify and treat patients who serve or have served in the military.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing, Gay/Lesbian, Life, Veteran Affairs

Daily Mountain Eagle

Candidates for superintendent announced

The Jasper City Board of Education announced the top four superintendent candidates during Wednesday night's meeting.

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Related Topix: Turner County, GA, Sycamore, GA, Crisp County, GA, Cordele, GA

Townhall

The Redemption of George Wallace

In the last year, past civil rights successes have been honored. Yet one of the biggest successes of the movement , the redemption of Governor George Wallace, is intentionally omitted and keeps division alive.

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Related Topix: Drama Movies, Comedy Movies, Forrest Gump, Opinion

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Newswise

Breakthrough MitraClip Procedure Repairs One Heart Structurally, Another Emotionally

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Mary York knew the walk from the living room to the bedroom should not have been difficult for her husband, Bill, despite his age, but the 83-year-old could not walk anywhere in his house without stopping to rest for minutes at a time.

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL, Medicine, Cardiology

Post-Tribune

Methodist Hospitals plans national CEO search

Methodist Hospitals will conduct a national search for its new president and chief executive, the board of directors has decided.

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WBRZ

Arthur gives birds an eye view

While the human impact of Hurricane Arthur could be pegged in the inconvenient category, for some sea-faring birds, Arthur was perhaps life-altering.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Arthur

Herald Gazette

Forensic Interviewing of Children, A New Fall Course at University College at Rockland

University College at Rockland is pleased to announce that instructor Patricia Lacey will offer University of Maine at Augusta's HUS 489 Forensic Interviewing of Children on Thursdays from 9 to 11:45AM this fall.

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Related Topix: Rockland, ME, University of Maine at Augusta, US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

The Kaleidoscope

Tuition Rise Brings Stress upon Students

In June, the University of Alabama Board of Trustees approved proposed tuition increases for The University of Alabama and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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Alabama Live

Regions honors two local students with $1,000 scholarships for performance in SummerQuest

Huffman High School junior Raheim Thomas and Ramsay High School senior Jalon Thomas won a $1,000 scholarship and $500 VISA gift card each.

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL, Tennessee State University, Standardized Testing, Education, Gantt, AL

The Kaleidoscope

Space One Eleven to unveil works by UAB art professor, student, July 11

Space One Eleven will unveil works by the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Visiting Assistant Professor of Sculpture Stacey Holloway, MFA, and Department of Art and Art History student Jacob Phillips during the gallery's next Front Porch Gathering on Friday, July 11. Holloway's "The Huntress" and Phillips' "Amalgamation of Knowledge" will be ... (more)

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL

Alabama Live

'Collywobbles' conquered, Huntsville City Council will continue practice of diverse...

Council President Mark Russell leads Huntsville City Council in opening prayer during a March 8, 2012, council meeting.

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Related Topix: Huntsville, AL, Pagan/Wiccan

Alabama Live

UAB psychology prof develops virtual simulator to help kids learn to cross streets more safely

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Pedestrian injuries are a leading cause of death in children in the United States and other countries, so a psychology professor and researcher at The University of Alabama at Birmingham is using a virtual simulator to help children learn how to cross the street more safely.

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL, Family, Kids, Science / Technology, Virtual Reality

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Medical News Today

How tumors weaken blood barrier in brain cancer patients explained

A new study of mice suggests one reason for the rapid spread of glioblastoma - the most common and aggressive brain cancer in humans - is that the cancer cells hijack and feed off blood vessels in the brain, weakening the blood-brain barrier.

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Related Topix: Health, Brain Cancer

Newswise

UAB Preventive Medicine Professor, Researcher Appointed Honorary Consul for Brazil

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Isabel Scarinci, Ph.D., professor in the Division of Preventive Medicine in the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine , has been appointed honorary consul for Brazil for the state of Alabama.

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL

Alabama Live

Take a photo tour of real sites from '13 Alabama Ghosts' as beloved book is reissued

Ghosts have come and ghosts have gone since the 1969 introduction of "13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey," but that's the book thousands of Alabamians recall from their childhoods.

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Related Topix: Alabama, Alabama Government, Journalism, Birmingham, AL

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