August 27, 1943, in The Star: The Crimson Tide football team will not be rolling to any victories this season. The athletic committee at the University of Alabama voted yesterday to close up the gridiron shop for 1943 for lack of manpower, given that only two or three of the university’s athletes remain for this year’s team. The decision was taken in accordance with the Army order prohibiting its trainees from participating in intercollegiate athletics. The last time football was abandoned at the university was also during a war year, 1918.

August 27, 1993, in The Star: A plan to convert the front porch of the historic Nonnemacher House into glass-enclosed office space is probably dead, city planning director Peter Erlenbach said today. Erlenbach’s proposal to enclose the porch on the house at 1311 Gurnee raised questions about the effect it would have on the building’s listing on the National Register of Historic Places. The former home, built in 1902, houses the city’s planning department. Nonetheless, the planning commission office, consisting of nine full-time employees and two part-timers, still needs more working space.

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