Tag Archives: University of Alabama at Birmingham

Mississippians may top obese list because they’re too honest. Do you fudge on your weight?

April 12, 2013


Here’s a pretty interesting story from Mike Oliver at al.com. According to a survey at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Mississippi and Alabama may rank highest in obesity rates because Southerners are more truthful when asked about their weight. The central United States actually may be slightly more obese when scales are brought into […]

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Alabama hardball: Birmingham mayor wants private land for ballpark

August 10, 2011

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Baseball in the backyard is an American mainstay. But giving up your backyard for baseball? Birmingham Mayor William Bell is asking his City Council to endorse a plan to seize private property for building a new home for the Birmingham Barons, the city’s AA minor league baseball team that now plays at suburban Hoover’s Regions […]

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