Birmingham, Alabama

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to the north. The Louisville and Nashville Railroad (now CSX Transportation) enters the valley through Boyles Gap, a prominent gap in the long low ridge. Ruffner Mountain (Ruffner Mountain Park), located due east of the heart of the city, is home to Ruffner Mountain Nature Center, one of the largest urban nature reserves in the United States. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of of it is land

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Interstate 59 in Birmingham, Alabama birth_date birth_place Birmingham, Alabama, U.S. (United States) occupation Actor, director, screenwriter, investor, television personality Life and career The son of a Rhodes Scholar, Rogers was born in Birmingham, Alabama. He attended Ramsay High School (Ramsay High School (Birmingham, Alabama)) in Birmingham and is a graduate of The Webb School (Bell Buckle, Tennessee) Webb School

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contains the line "She's from Birmingham (bam-ba-lam) Way down in Alabam' (bam-ba-lam)". Randy Newman wrote a song, titled "Birmingham", about a man living in this city. It was released as a track on his 1974 album ''Good Old Boys (Good Old Boys (Randy Newman album))''. Birmingham is mentioned in "Playboy Mommy" by American singer-songwriter Tori Amos as well as in "Run, baby, run" by American singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow. Tracy

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Tutwiler''' (born December 28, 1950 in Birmingham, Alabama) is a former Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs at the US State Department, serving from December 16, 2003 to June 30, 2004. She was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on December 9, 2003 to replace outgoing Under Secretary Charlotte Beers. Tutwiler was given the task of leading "the government's public-relations drive to build a favorable impression abroad." She had previously been Assistant

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a counterpart to WVOK-AM (WSPZ) 690one of the more popular Top 40 stations of its era. WVOK-FM changed its call letters to WRKK in 1979; it kept its Rock format until 1983, when it became “K99 Country.” Several format changes later, the station is now known in Birmingham as WZRR “Rock 99.5.” Since K98 began broadcast in 1990, it has employed a number of various disk jockeys, including Rick Burgess from the syndicated “Rick and Bubba” radio


, California , with Rev. Robert A. Schuller presiding and solos by Etta James. His remains are interred at Pacific View Memorial Park in nearby Newport Beach. '''''Stay Hungry''''' is a 1976 dramatic comedy film by director Bob Rafelson from a screenplay by Charles Gaines (adapted from his 1972 novel of the same name). The story centers on a young Birmingham, Alabama, scion, played by Jeff Bridges, who gets involved in a shady real-estate deal. In order to close the deal, he needs to buy a gym building to complete a multi-parcel lot. When he visits the gym, however, he finds himself romantically interested in the receptionist (Sally Field) and drawn to the carefree lifestyle of the Austrian body builder (bodybuilding) "Joe Santo" (Arnold Schwarzenegger) who is training there for the Mr. Universe (Universe Championships) competition. foundation 1971 as First Alabama Bancshares location Birmingham (Birmingham, Alabama), Alabama, U.S (United States) locations 1,772 (December 2010) '''Regions Financial Corporation''' is a publicly held company based in Birmingham (Birmingham, Alabama), Alabama, USA, with the corporate headquarters at the Regions Center. A member of the S&P 100 Index (S&P 100), the company provides retail and commercial banking, trust, securities brokerage, mortgage and insurance products and services. Company history to 2000 Regions Financial Corporation started on July 13, 1971 with the merger of three Alabama banks: First National Bank of Montgomery (Montgomery, Alabama) (opened 1871), Exchange Security Bank of Birmingham (Birmingham, Alabama) (opened 1928), and First National Bank of Huntsville (Huntsville, Alabama) (opened 1856). The combined company was known as First Alabama Bancshares, the first state-chartered bank holding company in Alabama. 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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'', ''Shelby'', ''South'', and ''West'' that cover news stories from those areas. The newspaper has been awarded two Pulitzer Prizes, in 1991 and 2007. The ''Birmingham Post-Herald'', the city's second daily, published its last issue in 2006. Other local publications include ''The North Jefferson News, The Leeds News, ''The Trussville Tribune'' (Trussville, Clay and Pinson), The Western Star'' (Bessemer) and ''The Western Tribune'' (Bessemer). ''Weld for Birmingham'', ''Birmingham Weekly

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) John Mayer , recorded in Birmingham (Birmingham, Alabama), Alabama at the Oak Mountain Amphitheater on September 12, 2002, during the ''Room for Squares'' tour. The album quickly peaked at #17 on the Billboard 200 chart. It features mostly songs from ''Room for Squares'', as well as several covers, including "Lenny (Lenny (Stevie Ray Vaughan song))" by Stevie Ray Vaughan and "Message in a Bottle (Message in a Bottle (song))" by The Police. Covers

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the hijackers and, after a brief delay, sent the plane, passengers, and crew back to the United States. The hijackers and $2 million stayed in Cuba. David Moos curated an exhibition on Mockbee at the Birmingham Museum of Art in Birmingham, Alabama, which was in its planning stages when Mockbee died. The exhibition was named, ''Samuel Mockbee and the Rural Studio: Community Architecture''. This retrospective was intended to be a celebration, but because of his death, became

a memorial and tribute. ''Samuel Mockbee and the Rural Studio: Community Architecture,'' Samuel Mockbee, David Moos (Editor), Gail Trechsel (Editor), 2003-11-01, Birmingham Museum of Art. ISBN 093139452X - Daniel Payne College Birmingham (Birmingham, Alabama) Alabama 1889 Private African Methodist Episcopal Church Closed in 1979 - Alabama *Birmingham (Birmingham, Alabama) - WVTM-TV 13 * Huntsville, Alabama Huntsville

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, 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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