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Nature Calls: Talking Trees

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

In these ecologically sensitive times, maybe we all should start listening to the trees. Unfortunately, real trees have a hard time communicating clearly with their limited vocabulary and poor diction.

Monument to Lady-Whacking Meteorite

Monday, June 15th, 2009

History was made just outside of Sylacauga, Alabama, in late November 1954. An 8.5-pound meteorite crashed through the ceiling of Ann Hodges’ home, bounced off of a radio, and hit her on the thigh. She was the first known person to be hit by a space rock. The meteorite was big news for a time, […]

Roadside News: March 16, 2009

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

St. Patrick’s Day – AL, MO | Parades on Collision Course with Recession? | Simpsons Shrine on Hold – OR | Skywalk Security – AZ

Roadside News: Jan. 19, 2009

Monday, January 19th, 2009

Tower of Pallets | Train Wreck Coffee Shop | Massive Coronary | Nickel Guy Honored

Rebel Daughter Re-Fingered — Again

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

Shameful. That’s the only word to describe the vandalism that once again deprived the statue of Emma Sansom in Gadsden, Alabama, of her right index finger. Emma, “the sunbonnet heroine,” was a noble maiden of the Confederacy. Her dainty 15-year-old finger turned the tide for the Rebels — briefly — when it pointed southern troops […]

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