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Scrushy, Siegelman: Hard time, hard copy

Friday, June 29th, 2007

Scrushy and SiegelmanIt’s not the first time Don Siegelman and Richard Scrushy have made Page One of newspapers.

But their sentencing-turned-shackling made for front-page news across Alabama.

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grunts of respect

Friday, June 29th, 2007

We don’t often sing
the praises of those who take
on worst of the work.

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brisk break

Friday, June 29th, 2007

Nine minutes isn’t
enough time to powder nose and
check messages, too.

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rumbling bumbling dehydrating

Friday, June 29th, 2007

Is it allowed to
be this hot? Because the fake
thunder gives me chills.

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Heads up: Scrushy, Siegelman behind bars

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

scrushy, siegelman

The case is just about closed on the two local boys made bad. Former governor Don Siegelman and HealthSouth founder Richard Scrushy were both sentenced to prison and six-figure fines, then immediately taken into custody earlier this evening.

Siegelman, the only Alabama governor with a prison sentence, won’t be free until late 2014 (barring parole). He’ll have to cough up more than $230,000 and perform 500 hours of community service. And don’t forget the three years of probation.

Scrushy, mogul turned evangelist turned con, won’t be out until spring 2014 (barring parole); he’ll have three years probation when out. He must shell out more than $400,000, not counting having to repay the costs of incarceration, which will easily be more than $150,000 if he serves the full term.

The pair racked up all kinds of charges: mail fraud, conspiracy, bribery, obstruction of justice. They were convicted one year ago tomorrow.

Has justice been served? Tell us after the jump. Plus, bloggers’ reactions.

Birmingham News: Siegelman, Scrushy taken into custody.

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not an actor

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

Director picks me
so I can look pretty for
the camera. Cut!

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flip flop flip

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

Seven out of 10
respondents say they like this,
but OK with that.

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the 12-hour day

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

Some days drag. But the
marathon sessions fly by
in an unseen blur.

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forward mingling

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

Frenzy of goodness
as motivated crowds meet
needy do-gooders.

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Heads up: Transformers, the expo

Thursday, June 21st, 2007

yp expo

Volunteer slackers, you’re out of excuses. At 5:30 tonight, the first YP Expo (not as dirty as it sounds) kicks off at the Innovation Depot [map] downtown. Two dozen volunteer agencies will be on hand to offer you a chance to make Birmingham better. How? Get involved.

It all started with a Civic Organization Roundtable in November. After months of planning and work, Alison Howell at the Birmingham Regional Chamber of Commerce and André Natta at The Terminal have not only brought the players to the table, but also brought the table to you. Or something like that. [evite | details]

Is Birmingham too clique-ish? Not anymore. Visit, mingle, do. Tonight.
Birmingham News: Chamber event designed to reach young professionals

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urgent renewal

Thursday, June 21st, 2007

The chance to begin
again never defeats us,
but instead gives hope.

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five cents, please

Thursday, June 21st, 2007

We could give advice
at reasonable rates, you
worthless helpless fool.

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Summer movie madness 2007

Monday, June 18th, 2007

Find this year’s latest flicks
with our Summer Movie Guide.

summer movie guide 2007The summer’s barely begun, but perhaps you’ve had your fill of pirates, webslingers and crazed killers.

Have we got a deal for you? Check out more than 50 movies coming to a neighborhood near you, and more than half of them for free. Free! FREE!! They’re all in our Summer Movie Guide 2007.

Kick back and enjoy classics and family films, cutting edge and in concert. Whether it’s in the park or in the air-conditioned comfort of the indoors, you’ll find it here. No megaplexes, no inattentive ushers — just the best movies outside of the chains from “The Ant Bully” to “Zoom.”

Updated with Israeli Cann’d Film Festival …

Updated with Movies on the Mall …

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pond skim

Monday, June 18th, 2007

Basin shows bottom
bereft of sparkling waters,
filled to brim with dry.

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natural conservation

Monday, June 18th, 2007

Don’t shower. Don’t wash
the car. Don’t water the lawn.
No big change, really.

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