DETROIT (AP) - A Detroit lawyer for Rosa Parks' heirs says the purchase price for hundreds of items that belonged to the civil rights icon is $4.5 million. A foundation ran the son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett bought the collection. Howard Buffett has confirmed the purchase but declined to disclose the price.
SUMITON, Ala. (AP) - Some residents have voiced opposition to plans for mining along the Black Warrior River in northwest Alabama. Dozens of people attended yesterday's meeting in Sumiton to discuss the future use of a mine along the river. They think a mining operation would harm drinking water and hurt the environment.
CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) - A Cullman County high school won't get to play football games at home this year after an inspection showed the stadium isn't safe. School superintendent Craig Ross says Fairview High School's stadium has structural damage to the bleachers. Fairview will play home games at Cullman High this season.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Motorists will see lower prices at the pumps this holiday weekend. AAA of Alabama reports that the average price for a gallon of regular gasoline is $3.20. That's 14 cents less than at the same time last year. Birmingham has the state's most expensive gas at $3.23 a gallon for regular. Tuscaloosa is cheapest at $3.13.
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