Birmingham, Alabama

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; founder Courtney Shropshire location Birmingham (Birmingham, Alabama), Alabama origins '''Civitan International''', based in Birmingham (Birmingham, Alabama), Alabama, is an association of community service clubs founded in 1917. The organization aims "to build good citizenship by providing a volunteer organization of clubs dedicated to serving individual and community needs with an emphasis on helping people with developmental disabilities."


leading independent

contender against now-sister station WVTV (WVTV-TV) for the title of the area's leading independent station. The station was known simply as 'TV-24'. By then the station was owned by Arlington Broadcasting, which also owned WTTO Channel 21 Birmingham (Birmingham, Alabama), WQTV (now WBPX) (WBPX-TV) Boston (Boston, Massachusetts) and KNXV Phoenix (Phoenix, Arizona). The latter two were later sold off. MyNetworkTV affiliation (2006-present) On March 2, 2006 Sinclair announced that Channel 24 was to be the Milwaukee affiliate for MyNetworkTV, which was created by Fox Television Stations Group in the wake of the January 24, 2006 announcement that the UPN and WB (The WB) networks would cease operations in September 2006, and merge into one network, The CW. Sister station WVTV, the former WB affiliate, is Milwaukee's CW affiliate. This resulted in the Milwaukee duopoly becoming one of five My Network TV CW duopolies owned and or controlled by Sinclair; the other four are KVMY KVCW in Las Vegas, Nevada, WABM WTTO in Birmingham, Alabama, WUXP WNAB in Nashville, Tennessee and WRDC WLFL in Raleigh (Raleigh, North Carolina) Durham, North Carolina. In 2001, the franchise played its inaugural season in Atlantic City after relocating from Birmingham, Alabama, where it was known as the Birmingham Bulls (Birmingham Bulls (ECHL)). In 2003, the team won the Kelly Cup, beating the Columbia Inferno in the finals. Early life and education Clara Virginia Clark was born in Birmingham, Alabama. She received a B.A. in sociology from Knoxville College in Tennessee in 1967 and an M.S.W. from Indiana University (Indiana University Bloomington) School of Social Work in 1969. She married married Henry Fields in 1971; they divorced in 1985. 26 02 1991 align left He entered the Army on September 1, 1942, and was a member of the 2nd Battalion, 29th Quartermaster Regiment. He was a passenger aboard the Dutch (Netherlands) steamer USAT ''s'Jacob'' (SS s'Jacob) on March 8, 1943, which was near Porlock Harbor (Porlock Bay, Papua New Guinea), New Guinea, when the ship was hit by Japanese bombers. 125px right thumb City plan of Birmingham, Alabama drawn by Warren Manning. (Image:Birmingham District copy.jpg) In 1919, Manning’s talents took him to Birmingham, Alabama, where he worked on a new design for the city. He recommended a radical resource-based plan which included “multiple neighborhood-based centers determined by available resources” (Karson, 2001). He also makes note of the importance of parks throughout the city stating that “the cities that are best designed have about one-eight of their area in parks and about one acre to 75 people” (Manning, 1919). This approach was in direct contrast to the then popular City Beautiful movement which emphasized monumental civic centers and Beaux Arts architecture style public buildings (Karson, 2001). The architectural design of the Chicago Columbian Exposition was based in the City Beautiful movement, but now, on his own, Manning decided on a different course following his own landscape theories which were based on the natural available resources. This idea was the basis for his creation of the “wild garden” which he applied to many of his landscape designs.


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is part of Southern Natural Gas. In 1999 the company doubled in size when it merged with Birmingham, Alabama based natural gas giant Sonat. It went on to acquire Coastal States Gas in 2001. The company's major offices are located in Houston, Texas, Birmingham, Alabama and Colorado Springs, Colorado. The company's current CEO is Douglas L. Foshee. Noted theaters on the Chitlin' Circuit included the Royal Peacock in Atlanta; the Carver Theatre


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the Middle East, in particular Syria, Egypt and Lebanon. As a result, Miles and his brothers became fluent in Arabic (Arabic language). '''Rick Burgess''' (born October 3, 1964 in Oxford, Alabama) and '''Bill "Bubba" Bussey''' (born March 27, 1964 in Jacksonville, Alabama) are cohosts of ''The Rick & Bubba Show''—a syndicated (Radio syndication) comedic (comedy) radio program based in Birmingham, Alabama. and authors of several books


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Department of Housing and Urban Development as one of the seven cities in the United States that are leading the way toward reducing chronic homelessness. (The other cities are Birmingham, Alabama; Boston (Boston, Massachusetts); Columbus, Ohio; Los Angeles (Los Angeles, California); Philadelphia (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania); and San Diego (San Diego, California).) Many of the services cited are funding fairly traditional programs, such as homeless shelters, emergency shelters, low-income housing, and hygiene programs. Also, the Community Psychiatric Clinic in Seattle provides housing for about 5,000 homeless mentally ill (mental illness) clients per year. There are also private shelters, soup kitchens, and food banks. The Seattle Housing Authority also provides 5,300 low-income public housing units for over 24,000 residents. Its first development, Yesler Terrace (1942), was the first public housing development in Washington (Washington (U.S. state)) and the first integrated (desegregation) such development in the country. The work is named after Tinsley R. Harrison (Tinsley Randolph Harrison) of Birmingham, Alabama, who served as editor-in-chief of the first five editions and established the format of the work: a strong basis of clinical medicine interwoven with an understanding of pathophysiology. The '''Vulcan statue''' is the largest '''cast iron statue''' in the world, and is the city symbol of Birmingham, Alabama, reflecting its roots in the iron and steel industry. The He entered the Army on September 1, 1942, and was a member of the 2nd Battalion, 29th Quartermaster Regiment. He was a passenger aboard the Dutch (Netherlands) steamer USAT ''s'Jacob'' (SS s'Jacob) on March 8, 1943, which was near Porlock Harbor (Porlock Bay, Papua New Guinea), New Guinea, when the ship was hit by Japanese bombers. 125px right thumb City plan of Birmingham, Alabama drawn by Warren Manning. (Image:Birmingham District copy.jpg) In 1919, Manning’s talents took him to Birmingham, Alabama, where he worked on a new design for the city. He recommended a radical resource-based plan which included “multiple neighborhood-based centers determined by available resources” (Karson, 2001). He also makes note of the importance of parks throughout the city stating that “the cities that are best designed have about one-eight of their area in parks and about one acre to 75 people” (Manning, 1919). This approach was in direct contrast to the then popular City Beautiful movement which emphasized monumental civic centers and Beaux Arts architecture style public buildings (Karson, 2001). The architectural design of the Chicago Columbian Exposition was based in the City Beautiful movement, but now, on his own, Manning decided on a different course following his own landscape theories which were based on the natural available resources. This idea was the basis for his creation of the “wild garden” which he applied to many of his landscape designs.


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as a frequency, though it was reclassified as a non-commercial facility, clearing the way for the University of Georgia's Athens-based educational station, WGTV (which, years later, relocated to Atlanta.) Columbus, Georgia NBC affiliate WDAK TV 28 (WTVM) was able to move to VHF channel 9, while Dothan, Alabama CBS (CBS Television Network) affiliate WTVY (WTVY (TV)) moved from channel 9 to the more desirable channel 4 and Columbus (Columbus, Georgia) CBS affiliate WRBL moved from


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Harrison Research Tower at UASOM is named in his honor. Oteil and the Peacemakers In 2000, Oteil formed a solo band called Oteil and the Peacemakers based out of Birmingham, Alabama and featuring musicians Matt Slocum (Matt Slocum (keyboardist)) on keyboards, Mark Kimbrell on guitar, Chris Fryar on drums, and vocalist Paul Henson, a carry over from the post-Colonel Aquarium Rescue Unit releases. They released their first album, ''Love of a Lifetime'', that same year


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WorkPlay, a multipurpose office, studio and entertainment facility in Birmingham (Birmingham, Alabama), Alabama. He also hosted the reality show ''Looking for Stars'' on the Starz (Starz (TV network)) cable television channel as well as the Encore (Encore (TV channel)) seriesBig 80s Weekend”. Early life and career Born in Birmingham (Birmingham, Alabama), Alabama in 1957, Hunter graduated from Mountain Brook High School in 1975 and earned his BA in Psychology


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is situated on Front Street in Olde Towne Slidell, with a beautiful view of one of the city's parks, Heritage, which is complete with playground equipment for younger children and open spaces for people to play football. There are also numerous fishing spots. Transportation Amtrak's Crescent train (Crescent (Amtrak)) connects Laurel with the cities of New York (New York City), Philadelphia (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), Baltimore (Baltimore, Maryland), Washington, D.C. Washington


popular stories

attacks and the Elizabeth Smart kidnapping trial. ABC News listed the coverage of Van der Sloot's murder confession by ''Good Morning America'' among the most read stories from its website in 2010. ref>

Birmingham, Alabama

'''Birmingham''' ( ) is the largest city in Alabama. The city is the county seat of Jefferson County (Jefferson County, Alabama). The city's population was 212,237 according to the 2010 United States Census. U.S. Census Bureau Delivers Alabama's 2010 Census Population Totals, 2010.census.gov The Birmingham-Hoover Metropolitan Statistical Area (Birmingham–Hoover Metropolitan Area) had a population of about 1,128,047 according to the 2010 Census, which is approximately one quarter of Alabama's population.

Birmingham was founded in 1871, during the post-Civil War (American Civil War) Reconstruction period (Reconstruction Era of the United States), through the merger of three pre-existing farm towns, notably, former Elyton (Elyton, Alabama). It grew from there, annexing (annexation) many more of its smaller neighbors, into an industrial and railroad transportation (rail transportation) center with a focus on mining, the iron and steel industry (steel), and railroading. Birmingham was named for Birmingham, England, United Kingdom; one of the UK's major industrial cities. Many, if not most, of the original settlers who founded Birmingham were of English ancestry (English American). In one writer's view, the city was planned as a place where cheap, non-unionized, and African-American labor from rural Alabama could be employed in the city's steel mills and blast furnaces, giving it a competitive advantage over industrial cities in the Midwest and Northeast (Northeastern United States). The Most Segregated City in America: City Planning and Civil Rights in Birmingham, 1920–1980, p. 14.

From its founding through the end of the 1960s, Birmingham was a primary industrial center of the South (Southern United States). The pace of Birmingham's growth during the period from 1881 through 1920 earned its nicknames ''The Magic City'' and ''The Pittsburgh of the South''. Much like Pittsburgh, Birmingham's major industries were iron and steel production, plus a major component of the railroading industry, where rails and railroad cars were both manufactured in Birmingham. In the field of railroading, the two primary hubs of railroading in the Deep South were nearby Atlanta and Birmingham, beginning in the 1860s and continuing through to the present day. The economy diversified during the later half of the twentieth century. Though the manufacturing industry maintains a strong presence in Birmingham, other businesses and industries such as banking, telecommunications, transportation, electrical power transmission, medical care, college education, and insurance have risen in stature. Mining in the Birmingham area is no longer a major industry with the exception of coal mining. Birmingham ranks as one of the most important business centers in the Southeastern United States and is also one of the largest banking centers in the United States. In addition, the Birmingham area serves as headquarters to one Fortune 500 company: Regions Financial, along with five other Fortune 1000 companies.

In higher education, Birmingham has been the location of the University of Alabama School of Medicine (formerly the Medical College of Alabama) and the University of Alabama School of Dentistry since 1947. Since that time it has also obtained a campus of the University of Alabama, University of Alabama at Birmingham (founded circa 1969), one of three main campuses of the University of Alabama System. It is also home to three private institutions: Samford University, Birmingham-Southern College, and Miles College. Between these colleges and universities, the Birmingham area has major colleges of medicine, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, law, engineering, and nursing. The city has three of the state's five law schools: Cumberland School of Law, Birmingham School of Law, and Miles Law School. Birmingham is also the headquarters of the Southeastern Conference, one of the major U.S. collegiate athletic conferences.

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