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Lawyers for Detroit will attempt to convince a judge with the start of the city's bankruptcy trial that its plans to wipe out billions of dollars in debt should be approved.More >>
Starting Tuesday, lawyers for Detroit will attempt to convince a federal judge at the city's bankruptcy trial that its plans to wipe out the city's billions of dollars in debt should be approved.More >>
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U.S. military forces attacked the Islamic extremist al-Shabab network in an operation in Somalia on Monday, the Pentagon said, in a strike a Somali official said targeted the group's fugitive leader.More >>
Al-Shabab's top leader was traveling in one of two vehicles hit Monday night by a U.S. military strike, a member of the Somali Islamic extremist group said Tuesday.More >>
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Alabama State Troopers are investigating the cause of a crash that left two people injured in Pike Road Tuesday morning.According to troopers the crash occurred around 7 a.m. and involved two vehicles.More >>
Alabama State Troopers are investigating the cause of a crash, which occurred in Pike Road Tuesday morning, that left two people injured.More >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:21 AM EDT2014-09-02 13:21:44 GMT
A Russian official is complaining that EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso breached confidentiality when he quoted President Vladimir Putin as saying Moscow could take over Kiev in two weeks if it wished.More >>
Russian military forces have been spotted in both major rebel-held cities in eastern Ukraine, an official said Tuesday, prompting Ukraine to declare that it now has to fight the Russian army, not just the separatists.More >>
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Al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels holding 45 Fijian peacekeepers hostage have issued a set of demands for their release, including the extremist group's removal from a U.N. terrorist list and compensation for the...More >>
Al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels holding 45 Fijian peacekeepers hostage have issued a set of demands for their release, including the extremist group's removal from a U.N. terrorist list and compensation for the killing...More >>
AUBURN, AL (WTVM) -
Even though the fate of the iconic Toomer's Oak trees in Auburn has not been decided, the AU Office of Campus Planning held two public workshops Tuesday to gain input from the community concerning possible enhancements to the corner.
"The thought is that while the future of the oaks of Toomer's corner remains somewhat uncertain at this point in time, that it would be wise for us to start the planning process for how we might redevelop Toomer's corner," explains Dan King, Auburn University Assistant Vice Presidents of Facilities.
After an introduction of the nationally sought landscape team, the audience was split into groups and asked to express their own opinions on what they believe should be done to the intersection.
After tonight, the landscape team will take the ideas and develop three or four plans, then return in November to share them with the public and receive feedback.
"The timing for this I'm not sure, you're guess is as good as mine... that uncertainty is why we think it's prudent to start the planning early here," says King.
Local business owners, like Tina Ware of Ware Jewelers, were in attendance and optimistic that these new developments would bring visitors to the corner to partake in the age old tradition of rolling Toomer's sooner than later.
"I think the University has some really great ideas. I was excited to hear that they can transplant trees that are 20 inches in diameter, so it's exciting to here that possibly could replace that with a new tree," explains Ware.
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