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2009-01-23 12:48:24

New York Giants wide receiver Taye Biddle suffered hand and leg gunshot wounds late Tuesday night, the Huntsville (Ala.) Times reported Friday. Decatur, Ala. police told the newspaper Biddle, 25, was shot outside his mother's apartment building and later was treated at Decatur General Hospital. Police said there is no evidence to indicate Biddle did anything to contribute, cause or provoke the shooting. He never saw anything or anybody -- he just heard shots fired, Jere Adcock, Biddle's...

2008-08-06 09:01:04

By Deangelo McDaniel, The Decatur Daily, Ala. Aug. 6--Dean Griffin is a tall man with a tall order. As Decatur General Hospital's new president and chief executive officer, the Birmingham native has accepted the challenge of changing the hospital's financial fortunes. The hospital lost more than $8 million in fiscal 2008, which ended June 30. It was the largest loss in the hospital's more than 90-year history. Griffin, 51, says he is confident the hospital will survive and...

2008-08-05 09:01:14

By Holly Hollman, The Decatur Daily, Ala. Aug. 5--ATHENS -- Athens Superintendent Orman Bridges Jr. said Monday was a happy day for the city school system. All the schools met or exceeded their adequate yearly progress goals as required by the state under the federal No Child Left Behind law. Meanwhile, three Limestone County schools failed to meet their goals: Reid Elementary and Elkmont and Tanner high schools. Limestone Assistant Superintendent Mike Owens said the system will...

2008-08-05 09:01:14

By Bayne Hughes, The Decatur Daily, Ala. Aug. 5--Decatur City Schools had mixed results in the 2007-08 test scores released Monday by the state Department of Education. The school system achieved its adequate yearly progress goals, the measure the state uses for accountability under the federal No Child Left Behind law. The goals focus on the grades 3-8 students' scores on the Alabama Reading and Math Test, attendance and graduation rates, and graduation exam results in the high...

2008-08-05 09:01:14

By M.J. Ellington, The Decatur Daily, Ala. Aug. 5--MONTGOMERY -- Somerville Road Elementary School in Decatur was one of the success stories Monday, as the state released its annual No Child Left Behind report card. As a Title I school serving students in high-poverty areas, Somerville Road came off the list of schools that must offer extra services because of low student scores. The school did so by meeting its goals two consecutive years. Overall, Alabama received a B on the...

2008-08-05 09:01:14

By Nancy Glasscock, The Decatur Daily, Ala. Aug. 5--MOULTON -- All Lawrence County schools except R.A. Hubbard and Hazlewood high schools made adequate yearly progress during the 2007-08 school year, according to the Alabama Department of Education. Reports released Monday show that 10 Lawrence County schools met adequate progress standards for the second consecutive year. Seven of those schools are Title I schools. This is the second consecutive year that no Lawrence County schools...

2008-08-04 09:00:38

By Paul Stackhouse, The Decatur Daily, Ala. Aug. 4--I couldn't help but chuckle when I watched comedian Bill Engvall, who was visiting the stage in Montgomery to entertain the thousands of people gathered for the Buckmasters convention. A large -- and I do mean large -- coliseum was set up to allow people to mingle, buy and possibly sell or buy guns and receive firearm information from professionals to the trade. Braving the huge crowd gathered at a restored railroad depot near the...

2008-07-27 12:00:41

By Deangelo McDaniel, The Decatur Daily, Ala. Jul. 27--Decatur General Hospital has lost money the past four fiscal years, primarily because of uncompensated care. Between fiscal 2006-07 and 2007-08, the losses increased by almost $7.5 million, said Trudy Grisham, who is vice president of marketing. Grisham said the hospital lost about $290,000 in fiscal 2007 and approximately $1 million the two previous years. That figure increased to more than $8 million for fiscal 2007-08, which...

2008-07-25 12:01:05

By Deangelo McDaniel, The Decatur Daily, Ala. Jul. 25--HARTSELLE -- Two Hartselle school employees are among the more than 40 people who have applied for the high school principal's position. Superintendent William Michael Reed, however, said he will not release any names until he decides who he will interview. "We still have applications coming in," he said. Some of the applicants have no experience, but the superintendent said he's "not going down that road" to hire them. He...

2008-07-24 09:00:13

By Eric Fleischauer, The Decatur Daily, Ala. Jul. 24--After reporting massive drops in second-quarter earnings Tuesday, Wachovia Bank and Regions Financial Corp. stocks were climbing Wednesday. What gives? In part what gives is investor sentiment that things cannot get much worse. Wachovia and Regions shares are dragging near 52-week lows, and optimistic investors figure it has to get better. A more important factor driving share prices is a realization that Washington will not...


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'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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