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Top News Links: Tuesday, July 23

eBooks debut at Calhoun Community College

Students at Calhoun Community College will be the first at an Alabama two-year school to have the option of ebooks for classes in biology, business, history, psychology and speech. — Calhoun Community College PR

BioCryst drug successful in Phase 1 clinical trials

A new drug developed by BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, which has major operations in Huntsville, has successfully passed the first phase of clinical trials; the drug helps control hereditary angioedema; news of the successful test sent the company stock up 51 percent. — Wall Street Journal/Birmingham News

Alagasco plans Birmingham operations center

Energen subsidiary Alagasco has purchased eight acres in downtown Birmingham for just over $2 million for a new operations center. – Birmingham Business Journal

Environmental groups challenge Alabama Power dam licenses

Alabama Rivers Alliance and American Rivers have asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to reconsider its approval of licenses allowing Alabama Power to operate power-generating dams on the Coosa River for the next 30 years. – Fort Worth Star-Telegram

PharmaPoint opens new pharmacy in Georgia

Birmingham-based PharmaPoint, which creates, staffs and manages pharmacies, has opened a new pharmacy at Northeast Georgia Diagnostic Clinic in Gainesville. — PharmaPoint PR

Massive industrial pieces en route from Germany to Decatur

The 160-frame for a hydraulic radial press is on its way from Germany to Decatur, where it will be installed in the Carpenter Technologies plant now under construction; the press will be the main component of the new, $500 million plant. — Decatur Daily News

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