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Top News Links: Friday, May 25

Civil judgment against McGregor, VictoryLand

Milton McGregor, who came unscathed through federal criminal trials this year, was hit with a $64 million judgment in a civil case that charged he had conspired to keep out competition. — Birmingham News

Good results for Alabama banks

Led by Regions, most Alabama banks have announced profitable first quarters, the FDIC reports. — Birmingham Business Journal

Feedback on disappearing dailies

Papers on "forced march" to digital. — Newsonomics

Getting good information isn't cheap, UA professor says. — Bloomberg Business Week

Media General purchases to operate from "position of financial strength." — BizJournals

Beach buys

Orange Beach properties formerly owned by Jim Mattei, of Checker's fame, sold at auction for more than $3 million; some to state, some to developers, some to individuals. — Mobile Press-Register

Adtran bids on Malta project

Huntsville-based Adtran is one of several firms bidding to provide ultra broadband internet connections to homes in Malta. — Times of Malta

Landmark for Boeing space project

Boeing's commercial crew transportation project has passed its preliminary design review, a key step in the development process, the company announced. — PR Newswire

Happy Birthday, Space Camp

The Space Camp program at Huntsville's U.S. Space & Rocket Center will celebrate its 30th birthday with family-oriented events June 14-16. — Space Camp

New money management service announced by Sterne Agee

Birmingham-based Sterne Agee has created a new wealth and estate management group to assist multigenerational family financial transactions. — Birmingham News

Power leadership changes

Southern Company has tapped Mark Crosswhite as executive vice president and chief operating officer and named Stanley Connally Jr. to replace Crosswhite as head of subsidiary Gulf Power. — Market Watch

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