Taking the Hassle out of Local 911 Services

In response to recent troubles with Tuscaloosa’s emergency medical response system, city officials are looking into consolidating the various 911 communication systems in the city and county. In June, a communication error between the ambulance…

Miley Cyrus: No Longer So Squeaky Clean

Although some may say there is no such thing as bad publicity, tween idol Miley Cyrus may disagree. In the past few weeks, Cyrus has gone from having a “squeaky-clean” reputation and the full support…

Not So Naughty Auties

  Billboards, television commercials, radio spots and magazine advertisements have lately been shouting startling autism statistics thanks to the organization Autism Speaks. April is Autism Awareness Month, and Barnes & Noble is spotlighting books on…

Dirty Little Secrets: Political Scandals

Political sex scandals are quickly becoming the most popular headlines of the new millennium. Jim McGreevey was governor of New Jersey until he admitted that he was a homosexual and unfaithful to his wife. Former…

“It’s 3 a.m.” … Let the answering machine get it

  The Background: The 2008 primary elections are approaching an end, and the fog is beginning to clear over which candidates will represent their parties in the upcoming presidential election. Prior to the March 4th…

The Sloppy Truth in Your Sloppy Joes

  On Sunday, Feb. 17, the U.S. Department of Agriculture recalled 143 million pounds of beef making it the largest beef recall in U.S. history. All beef produced by the Westland/Hallmark Meat Co., a southern…

eBay Outrage: This Week’s Boycott

Beginning Feb. 20, eBay will be rolling out changes that affect both its buyers and its sellers. Some of the changes include increasing fees, placing 21-day holds on PayPal payments and preventing sellers from leaving…

Food Fight: Quiznos versus Subway

Recently Quiznos and Subway sandwich franchises have been involved in a legal battle over Quiznos’ “Quiznos Vs. Subway TV Ad Challenge” in which consumers were asked to submit videos depicting how Quiznos is superior to…

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