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Top News Links: Thursday, Aug. 29

Poultry processor plans $25 million investment in Alabama

Colorado-based Pilgrim's Pride has announced plans to build a new $15 million feed lot in Pinckard, near Dothan, and to invest $10 million to renovate its processing plant in Enterprise. — Denver Post

Energen selling Black Warrior gas reserves

Birmingham-based Energen says it is selling its gas assets in the Black Warrior basin to an unidentified buyer for $160 million; the company has been focused recently on its reserves in the Permian Basin of Texas. — Birmingham News

Teacher group files suit over new school transfer law

The Alabama Education Association has filed suit over the new Alabama Accountability Act saying its passage violated Senate rules and that it would give public money to private schools, some of which may be religious; the Southern Poverty Law Center has also filed suit over the law. – Montgomery Advertiser/South Union Street

No new companies in Scrushy's future

Richard Scrushy's legal plea to overturn a ban against serving as an officer or director in a public company has been rejected by a federal judge;  the founder and former CEO of HealthSouth is forbidden from new company leadership because of misconduct charges at HealthSouth. — Reuters

Alabama clean energy idea into production in Colorado

An energy emissions clean-up process developed by a University of Alabama professor has been licensed for production by a Colorado company, ION Engineering. — Tuscaloosa News

Quick blood test process developed at Auburn

Two Auburn University professors have developed a new tool to enable quick diagnostic blood tests in the field. — Birmingham News

Wind turbine atop AL Power

Alabama Power has installed a 4-kilowatt wind turbine atop its Birmingham headquarters as part of a national study; in this month's Business Alabama AL Power says that's the only site in Alabama that's suitable but it might interfere with air traffic. — Birmingham News/Business Alabama

Wind proponents promote wind power in Alabama

The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy says that opponents of proposed wind farm projects in Alabama are basing their opposition on misinformation. – Clean Energy.org

Walcott Adams chosen for architectural work at Airbus

Fairhope's Walcott Adams Verneuille Architects has been chosen as a team member for the third part of the Airbus final assembly line project in Mobile, working with two other firms on design of the transshipment hangar, main entry gate and renovation of two other buildings. – Hoar Program Management PR

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