North Jefferson News, Gardendale, AL

July 29, 2013

NJN/am for Monday, July 29

By Robert Carter
North Jefferson News

— Guess what? Monday’s back…

Weather: Typical. Sunny and warm is the forecast for today, with a high in the upper 80s. Partly cloudy tonight and a little cooler than normal, with lows in the upper 60s. A little hotter on Tuesday, with scattered showers returning.

Road construction ahead. Three road repaving projects in our area will happen thanks to funds through the state’s ATRIP program. In Gardendale, Tarrant Road and New Castle Road will see improvements, while Blount County Road 5 near Rickwood Caverns will also be repaved.

Anthony Weiner remains in race. Headline writers and comedians everywhere will have yet another day to make puns about the name and travails of the candidate for New York City mayor. The former congressman will remain in the race despite new revelations about lewd messaging to other women. Several top Democratic figures have called for Weiner to leave the race, as have two of the city’s newspapers, including the New York Times.

Church bus crash kills three. A charter bus crashed and rolled over on Interstate 465, the main loop freeway around Indianapolis, killing three people including the youth pastor and his pregnant wife. The group was returning to Colonial Hills Baptist Church on Saturday from a youth camp in Michigan. Brake failure may be to blame.

Sports: Braves sweep Cardinals. Jason Heyward’s homer helped push Atlanta past St. Louis 6-2 on Sunday, giving the Braves a series sweep over the Cardinals who had held the best record in Major League Baseball... NASCAR: Hoosier State native Ryan Newman won the Sprint Cup Series’ biggest race outside of Daytona, as he took the checkered flag at the 20th running of the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis. Newman benefitted from a pit-road slip-up by Jimmie Johnson’s crew to get the win, which could not have come at a better time — Newman’s looking for a new ride next season… Soccer: Brek Shea entered the scoreless game as a sub in the 65th minute, and 42 seconds later scored the one and only goal of the match as the Unites States defeated Panama 1-0 in the CONCACAF Gold Cup finals. It’s the 11th straight win for the U.S. team.