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Alabama lawmaker's words offend Jefferson County commissioner who demands chess match to settle insult

Published: Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 1:00 PM     Updated: Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 2:12 PM By Barnett Wright -- The Birmingham News Follow Share Email Print Jefferson County Commissioner George Bowman's chess match challenge to Alabama state Sen. Scott Beason: "This challenge, Sen. Beason, is anytime, anyplace, anywhere." (Special/Stock.xchng)A Jefferson County Commissioner today challenged an [...]

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County commissioner calls state senator 'a liar'

By Alan CollinsBIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Jefferson County Commissioner George Bowman on Tuesday called State Senator Scott Beason a liar and challenged him to a game of chess.Bowman made the comments Tuesday morning during a county commission meeting in Bessemer. Bowman told FOX6 News he felt insulted by comments made recently by Beason.Last week, Beason [...]

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DSHS, Scotlandville set for showdown

Just 11 months ago, the boys basketball teams from Scotlandville High and Denham Springs High couldn't avoid each other. After beating DSHS to end the regular season in District 5-5A, Scotlandville had to turn around and play the Yellow Jackets again to open the Class 5A playoffs. It will be a different situation when second-ranked [...]

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Super Bowl 2011: Who Has The Edge Heading Into the Big Game?

Jamie Squire/Getty Images Super Bowl 2011 is shaping up to be one of the best Super Bowls in recent memory and it helps that we have two of the game's best quarterbacks in their prime squaring off with everything on the line.Aaron Rodgers and Ben Roethlisberger going toe-to-toe on the biggest state in football is [...]

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Harnessing the Brain's Right Hemisphere to Capture Many Kings

In a study in the current issue of the journal PLoS One, a team of scientists in Germany showed experts and novices simple geometric objects and simple chess positions and asked the subjects to identify them. Reaction times were measured and brain activity was monitored using functional M.R.I. scans. On the identification of the geometric [...]

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