News archive from 8 May 2012

Doyle C. Smith

Doyle C. Smith Graveside services for Doyle C. Smith, 88, of Danville will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at Ebenezer Cemetery, Bro. Pearl Jenkins officiating. Moss-Service Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Smith passed away Monday,...

 

News summary: Europe voters reject budget cutting

WHAT HAPPENED?In three separate elections, voters rejected the belt-tightening that governments imposed in response to Europe's debt crisis. Greek voters punished the political parties that accepted a bailout in return for making painful spending...

Chron, 17:00 in Business
 

Dorothy Ann Burmester Meadows

Dorothy Ann Burmester Meadows Funeral services for Dorothy Ann Burmester Meadows, 77, of Cullman will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at Moss-Service Funeral Home Chapel, the Rev. Warren Ruland officiating, with interment in Cullman City Cemetery....

 

Wayne Seymore

Wayne Seymore Funeral services for Wayne Seymore, 68, of Cullman will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at Moss-Service Funeral Home Chapel, Bro. Michael Murphree officiating, with burial in Nesmith Cemetery. Moss-Service Funeral Home is in charge...

 

Helen Berry Humphries

Helen Berry Humphries Funeral services for Helen Berry Humphries, 62, of Cullman will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at Emeus Baptist Church, the Rev. G.T. Robertson officiating, with interment in Logan Baptist Cemetery. The body will lie in state...

 

Obama's vague gay marriage stance under scrutiny

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's vague stance on gay marriage is facing fresh scrutiny. A prominent Cabinet official has broken ranks with the White House, stating his unequivocal support for same-sex marriage.Education Secretary Arne...

Chron, 17:00 in Politics
 

How the major US stock indexes fared on Monday

Stock markets recovered around the world following an early stumble caused by election results in France and Greece that appeared to jeopardize Europe's plans for fighting its debt crisis. The Dow Jones industrial average closed down 29.74 points, or...

 

Joss Whedon and Marvel head Kevin Feige on 'The Avengers' post-credit scene

Attention, those of you who haven't seen "Marvel's The Avengers" yet. This is a major spoiler! Big, giant spoiler. Turn back now! You have been warned. Okay. You're still here. You've seen the film and which character, or "big bad"...

 
Ex-Tiger Chad Curtis denies improper touching of students

Ex-Tiger Chad Curtis denies improper touching of students

Woodland, Mich.- Former Tiger Chad Curtis' future as a high school football coach is on hold while Michigan authorities investigate reports of misconduct between the ex-baseball player and female students.Lakewood schools Superintendent Michael O'Mara...

 
Groomer's slaying a Kentucky Derby whodunit

Groomer's slaying a Kentucky Derby whodunit

Louisville, Ky.- The bourbon had been stashed away and the hats returned to closets by the time someone found a groomer's body inside a barn at Churchill Downs, hours after the running of America's most famous horse race.Other workers on the backside...

 

Almagro adds to Djokovic concerns over Madrid's blue clay

MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish clay-court specialist Nicolas Almagro did little on Monday to ease world number one Novak Djokovic's concerns about the controversial blue clay court at the Madrid Open after beating Santiago Giraldo 6-7 6-3 6-3. Djokovic...

 

Wis. Dems tout records on eve of recall primary

KENOSHA, Wis. -- The leading Democratic candidates in the race to take on Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in a historic recall election made their final pitches to voters Monday, touting their records while steering clear of any last-minute attacks on...

 
Egypt's extremist Islamists flex their muscles

Egypt's extremist Islamists flex their muscles

CAIRO -- Militants who have vowed allegiance to al-Qaida attack security forces in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula close to Israel and enjoy unchallenged control of two border towns. Radical Islamists in Cairo chant anti-US slogans and dream of turning the...

 

Alabama House expected to consider new pension plan

MONTGOMERY - Newly hired public employees would pay less of their pay toward pension benefits and get smaller retirement checks than current public workers under a bill up for final passage in the Alabama House.The House is expected to consider the...

 
Obesity: Moms may need reminder that too much baby fat isn't healthy

Obesity: Moms may need reminder that too much baby fat isn't healthy

A new study of low-income mothers of toddlers has found that two-thirds did not correctly perceive their children's size. And most - including all of the misperceiving moms with kids who were overweight - thought their kids were too small, not too...

 

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