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4:35am

Sat December 20, 2014
Music Interviews

Wexford Carols Brings Irish Holiday Relics To Life

Originally published on Sat December 20, 2014 8:39 am

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4:35am

Sat December 20, 2014
Fine Art

Turner Was A Brute, But He Painted With Romantic Radiance

Originally published on Sat December 20, 2014 8:39 am

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4:35am

Sat December 20, 2014
Remembrances

Bridwell Created A Big Red Dog That Grew With Readers' Love

Originally published on Sat December 20, 2014 8:39 am

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7:55am

Sat December 13, 2014
Politics

Government Funding Bill Rolls Back Trucker Rest Requirements

Originally published on Sat December 13, 2014 11:21 am

The spending bill in Congress is not just about money. Tucked inside the bill are provisions to change regulations affecting everything from banking to the environment. One regulatory rollback has those concerned about truck safety especially upset.

The regulation is part of a series of rules that spell out the number of hours that long-haul truck drivers, the ones behind the wheel of the big rigs on the interstates, can be on the road.

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6:53am

Sat December 13, 2014
Race

Forced To Seat Blacks, Ala. Restaurant Complied With History

Originally published on Sat December 13, 2014 11:21 am

Ollies Barbecue was a Birmingham, Ala., landmark where where white plumbers and electricians sat next to white doctors and bank presidents,” but in 1964, blacks weren't allowed to eat there.
Courtesy Ollie McClung Jr.

At Lena's, a diner in Birmingham, Ala., the cashier hands a customer a plastic bag with food which he carries out of the restaurant. There's nothing noteworthy about it now, but that action — taking out the meal — is a faint echo of the Jim Crow South.

Fifty years ago Sunday, the Supreme Court effectively ended segregation in restaurants. Before that ruling, restaurants were segregated, but some white establishments would serve black customers take-out.

Washington Booker, eating breakfast at Lena's, remembers the routine.

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