Month: May 2014

Coastal changes are caused by Mother Nature, not man-made climate change

People frolick at the beach on Dauphin Island last year. (File) My boyhood memories of Dauphin Island are mostly populated with two things: its people and its sand. I loved the character and simpleness of both. Now when I go back I'm happy to see that the people haven't changed…

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We should ignore the Supreme Court’s permission to pray

Hoover Schools Superintendent Andy Craig and members of the Hoover Board of Education bow their heads in silent prayer before Monday night's. The board hadn't held a prayer before a meeting in four years, but did so Monday after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled prayer before public meetings were constitutional.…

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Coastal Alabama hurricane veteran learns a lesson about upstate tornadoes

Limestone County, Ala., tornado damage recorded April 30. As the EF3 tornado cut through Limestone County last month, my family sat huddled in the community storm shelter near Madison. My wife cradled our restless newborn while I distracted our other children with homespun fairy tales and waited for the worst…

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