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UAB the biggest and best hope for Birmingham

ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham. Today’s guest blogger is Mike Warren.  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here. My name is Mike Warren. I grew up in Auburn, attended … Continue reading

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What would Birmingham look like without UAB–Anniston?

To compare Birmingham with no UAB to Anniston is an unfair exaggeration and I apologize to the good citizens of Anniston.  I could have selected any mid-sized city, but I Googled “cities in Alabama” and Anniston came to the top … Continue reading

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3 Things Charles Barkley said about Birmingham

Charles Barkley spoke to the Rotary Club of Birmingham in August. So why did I wait so long to write about his talk? I invited him to be a guest blogger on ComebackTown, but have had no luck so far.   … Continue reading

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Can Birmingham get over its low self-esteem?

One hundred years from now, when historians write the history of Birmingham, 2013 will be the year they say changed everything. Birmingham’s been called the “City of Perpetual Promise.”  We’ve been described as the “Magic City” at our zenith and … Continue reading

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How badly is the Univ. of Ala. hurting Birmingham?

I graduated from U of A, love Bama football, and wish I could be paid a dollar every time I yell, “Roll Tide!” Many of my friends are just like me; except the ones that do that “War Eagle” thing.  … Continue reading

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Birmingham’s back–tell the world

We need your help. We’d like you to take action. Do you know what’s really wrong with Birmingham? We concentrate on our shortcomings and don’t celebrate our victories. A funny thing happened while we were wallowing in self-pity.

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Birmingham–like the Roach Motel

The Roach Motel—“the bugs check in but they don’t check out.” I know you think this is going to be a negative piece about Birmingham, but hang in there. One of the biggest obstacles Birmingham companies face is recruiting high … Continue reading

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Birmingham is in the center of my heart

The year 1999 was painful for me and my family.  My wife, Ina-Mae, was diagnosed with breast cancer.  Fortunately the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center is located here in Birmingham.  And I’m absolutely convinced Ina-Mae would not have survived without UAB. … Continue reading

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How can we have UAB and suck?

  When our Chamber of Commerce (BBA) visited Charlotte in 2004, we were greeted by the President of the University of North Carolina Charlotte. Charlotte’s a city on fire, but the first words out the President’s mouth were, “We don’t … Continue reading

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Nashville spits on Birmingham

  Up until a few years ago, our Chamber of Commerce (currently BBA), organized a trip of community leaders and politicians to visit other cities.  They were called the “BIG Trips,” and the purpose was to learn what works in … Continue reading

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