Pat Summitt had met an opponent more relentless than she. There is no beating Alzheimer’s disease. It’s the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States.
High-powered, semi-automatic guns are a household necessity, like milk and eggs and laundry detergent. That’s what the National Rifle Association wants us to believe. Don’t just own one military-grade weapon designed to kill humans on the battlefield. Buy two! Or three!
You don’t see Oxford Mayor Leon Smith around much these days. Age and health, you know. But there was a time when Leon carried his opinion like a nightstick, pummeling listeners with delicate ears.
He was an agent for change. He was a complex man with many flaws. Writes Dave Kindred, who covered Ali’s life for a half-century, “The Ali who mattered and matters still was no saint.”
The creators behind the music app Shazam say that by examining user data they can predict what will be the hot pop song this summer. For the uninitiated, Shazam is a smartphone app that can identify a song’s name and artist just by hearing a snippet of it.
Blame it on Vaughn Stewart III. His dad, VSII, is Anniston’s mayor, the man elected three-plus years ago to keep the city from sinking further into oblivion. On Wednesday, the mayor told the world he didn’t want to be saddled with inexhaustable City Hall chores for another four years, so he’s sitting out the August election. Call that what it is: a bonafide shocker, not nearly like Nick Saban quitting Alabama, but a shocker nonetheless. He came to this “moment of clarity,” as he called it, after returning from his son’s wedding last weekend in Maryland.