News archive from 20 January 2013

More raid retirement accounts to pay bills

WASHINGTON A large and growing share of American workers are tapping their retirement savings accounts for nonretirement needs, raising broad questions about the effectiveness of one of the most important savings vehicles for old age. More than one in...

 
On 2nd term eve, Obama cites commitment to service

On 2nd term eve, Obama cites commitment to service

WASHINGTON -- On the brink of a second term, President Barack Obama invoked Martin Luther King Jr.'s commitment to service Saturday as inauguration-goers flocked to the capital city for a distinctly American celebration including an oath-taking as old...

 
M-1 Rail line gets $25 million from U.S. to get it done

M-1 Rail line gets $25 million from U.S. to get it done

By late 2015, metro Detroiters could hitch rides on the first major rail system the city has had in decades, supporters said Friday after the federal government gave its blessing -- backed up with $25 million in cash -- to a plan aimed at boosting the...

 

President Obama's second inauguration: When is it?

WASHINGTON - The inauguration ceremony for President Obama's second term will be held on Monday, but besides being sworn in on a platform on the West Front of the Capitol, he will participate in a whole range of events, from volunteering to ballroom...

 

Margaret H. Burnett

Margaret H. Burnett Mrs. Margaret H. Burnett, 90, of Cullman, passed away on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at Huntsville Hospital. Mrs. Burnett was born on August 4, 1922 in Cullman. Moss-Service Funeral Home of Cullman will announce arrangements at...

 

Feds can now sell rest of GM stock

Washington - The Treasury Department's banks can immediately start selling off the government's remaining 300.1 million shares in General Motors Co.The Treasury - which plans to sell its 19 percent stake in the Detroit automaker by the end of March...

 
Kevin Bacon and wife Kyra Sedgwick are distant cousins, genealogy research reveals

Kevin Bacon and wife Kyra Sedgwick are distant cousins, genealogy research reveals

Kevin Bacon’s inner circle is a lot closer than he might have thought. PBS show “Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr.” reveals that the “Footloose” actor is, in fact, distantly related to wife Kyra Sedgwick. On the show, which traces the...

 

Career Almanac

On the Move Robert Aquilino joined Newport Board Group as a partner in its Carolinas practice group. Moore & Van Allen has elected the following attorneys as firm members: Evan Bass, John Gilson, Joshua Lanning, Renee Miller, Nicholas Naum,...

 

Chung H. Kang

Chung H. Kang Funeral services for Chung H. Kang, 50, of Cullman are incomplete and will be announced at a later time by Cullman Funeral Home. Ms. Kang died Saturday, January 19, 2013.

 

A closer look at the inauguration schedule

The schedule for the second Inaugural of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden: --- Saturday, Jan. 19 Kids' Inaugural Concert Washington Convention Center 6 p.m. EST First lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden host the Kids' Inaugural...

 

State Senate bill seeks to nullify any new U.S. gun laws

LANSING -- As President Barack Obama moves to tighten gun regulations in the wake of the Connecticut school killings last month, Republicans in the Michigan Senate are pushing back with a largely symbolic bill to nullify such controls. The bill,...

 

Judge: Authorities can't stop UAW from picketing at Detroit auto show

Detroit - A federal judge Friday approved a restraining order requested by union workers against the city, its police department and Cobo Center after they were prohibited from displaying signs near the building to protest what they call unfair labor...

 
Upright Citizens Brigade kills Mariah Carey in mock funeral over 'All I Want for Christmas Is You'

Upright Citizens Brigade kills Mariah Carey in mock funeral over 'All I Want for Christmas Is You'

Pregnant pop diva Mariah Carey might be bursting with new life, but as far as the Upright Citizens Brigade is concerned, she's dead: The improv comedy theater will host her "funeral" Dec. 15. "Every year I get Mariah's 'All I Want for...

 

From Munich to Beslan, hostage rescues turn deadly

Algeria said Saturday that at least 19 hostages and 29 militants have died in a standoff between Islamists who stormed a natural gas plant deep in the Sahara, and special forces trying to drive them out. Here's a look at some previous standoffs that...

 

Bessie Mae Cosper Scott

Bessie Mae Cosper Scott Funeral services for Bessie Mae Cosper Scott, 80, of Cullman will be at 11 a.m., Monday, January 21, 2013 at St. John's Evangelical Protestant Church, Revs. John Richter, Steve Wood and Larry Duke officiating with interment...

 

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