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* July: The [[Jefferson Metropolitan Health Care Authority]] was created by [[Jefferson County Commission]] president [[Larry Langford]].
 
* July: The [[Jefferson Metropolitan Health Care Authority]] was created by [[Jefferson County Commission]] president [[Larry Langford]].
 
* [[September 9]]: 68% of voters rejected [[Bob Riley#Amendment One|Amendment One]], Governor [[Bob Riley]]'s proposal to make Alabama's tax system more progressive.
 
* [[September 9]]: 68% of voters rejected [[Bob Riley#Amendment One|Amendment One]], Governor [[Bob Riley]]'s proposal to make Alabama's tax system more progressive.
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* [[September 12]]: The [[Birmingham Green Post Office]] closed.
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* [[September 19]]: The new [[Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum]] opened to the public at [[Barber Motorsports Park]].
 
* [[October 14]]: [[Bernard Kincaid]] and [[Carole Smitherman]] qualified for a runoff in the [[2003 Birmingham mayoral election]].
 
* [[October 14]]: [[Bernard Kincaid]] and [[Carole Smitherman]] qualified for a runoff in the [[2003 Birmingham mayoral election]].
 
* [[November 4]]: [[Bernard Kincaid]] defeated [[Carole Smitherman]] in the [[2003 Birmingham mayoral election|mayoral runoff]].
 
* [[November 4]]: [[Bernard Kincaid]] defeated [[Carole Smitherman]] in the [[2003 Birmingham mayoral election|mayoral runoff]].
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* The [[Church of the Reconciler]] moved to its present location on [[14th Street North]].
 
* The [[Church of the Reconciler]] moved to its present location on [[14th Street North]].
 
* The [[Youth Service League]] merged with Camp Fire USA Central Alabama Council]].
 
* The [[Youth Service League]] merged with Camp Fire USA Central Alabama Council]].
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* [[Solid Rock Church]] entered into a lease-purchase with the [[Jefferson County Board of Education]] for the vacant [[Pinson School]].
  
 
===Business===
 
===Business===
* [[September 15]]: [[Bogart's Motorsports]] opened in [[Irondale]].
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* [[January 9]]: The Sheraton Perimeter Park South was remodeled and reopened as the [[DoubleTree by Hilton Perimeter Park|Hilton Birmingham Perimeter Park]].
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* [[February 2]]: The [[Mountain Brook Inn]] closed.
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* [[September 15]]: [[Bogart's Motorsports]] opened in [[Irondale]].
 
* [[2B Solutions]] opened in [[Mt Laurel]].
 
* [[2B Solutions]] opened in [[Mt Laurel]].
 
* [[Balch & Bingham]] merged with the Atlanta firm of Meadows, Icther & Bowers.
 
* [[Balch & Bingham]] merged with the Atlanta firm of Meadows, Icther & Bowers.
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* [[Yanni's]] restaurant and [['N Vogue Salon & Spa]] opened at the [[Vestavia Hills City Center]].
 
* [[Yanni's]] restaurant and [['N Vogue Salon & Spa]] opened at the [[Vestavia Hills City Center]].
 
* [[Legends Smokehouse]] opened in [[Clay]].
 
* [[Legends Smokehouse]] opened in [[Clay]].
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* [[Ron Massey]] purchased [[Massey's Corral]] from his [[Hugh Massey, Jr|father]] and relocated it to [[Trussville]].
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* [[Berkowitz & Lefkovits]] merged with [[Baker Donelson]] of Huntsville, Tennessee.
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* [[Killarney's]] Celtic Pub moved from [[Eastwood Mall]] to the 3625 [[8th Avenue South]] in [[Forest Park]].
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* [[Infinity Property & Casualty]] was founded.
  
 
===Sports===
 
===Sports===
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==Works==
 
==Works==
 
* [[September 1]]: ''Fairytale'', novel by [[Valerie Gribben]]
 
* [[September 1]]: ''Fairytale'', novel by [[Valerie Gribben]]
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* [[November 1]]: The [[UAB Alma Mater]] was performed publicly for the first time at the [[2003 UAB Blazers football team|Homecoming game]] against Army at [[Legion Field]].
 
* ''Fame Among the Vulgar'', album by [[Mars Electric]]
 
* ''Fame Among the Vulgar'', album by [[Mars Electric]]
  
 
===Buildings===
 
===Buildings===
 
* [[Barber Motorsports Park]] and Museum
 
* [[Barber Motorsports Park]] and Museum
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* [[Bluff Park Elementary School]]
 
* [[Center Point Elementary School]]
 
* [[Center Point Elementary School]]
 
* [[First Baptist Church of Boldo]] near [[Jasper]]
 
* [[First Baptist Church of Boldo]] near [[Jasper]]
 
* [[First Baptist Church of Mount Olive]], classrooms and family life center
 
* [[First Baptist Church of Mount Olive]], classrooms and family life center
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* [[Clemons Recreational Complex|Gardendale Soccer Complex]] in [[Gardendale]]
 
* [[Irving Meisler residence]] on [[Old Leeds Ridge]]
 
* [[Irving Meisler residence]] on [[Old Leeds Ridge]]
 
* [[Paine Primary|Paine Primary School]] and [[Paine Intermediate School]]s
 
* [[Paine Primary|Paine Primary School]] and [[Paine Intermediate School]]s
 
* [[Trinity United Methodist Church]],  youth building and renovations
 
* [[Trinity United Methodist Church]],  youth building and renovations
 
* [[Vestavia Hills City Center]], second phase
 
* [[Vestavia Hills City Center]], second phase
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* [[2229 1st Avenue South]], renovations
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* [[150 Plaza]] shopping center in [[Bessemer]]
  
 
== Individuals ==
 
== Individuals ==
* [[Clyde "Bud" Precise]] became pastor of [[Pilgrim Church|Pilgrim Congregational Church]].
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* [[Dorothea Batiste]] was admitted to the [[Alabama State Bar]].
 
* Superintendent [[Cleveland Hammonds]] retired from St Louis, Missouri public schools.
 
* Superintendent [[Cleveland Hammonds]] retired from St Louis, Missouri public schools.
* [[John W. Stewart III]] earned a Ph.D. in English at the University of Southern Mississippi.
 
 
* [[Hubert Green]] was diagnosed with throat cancer.
 
* [[Hubert Green]] was diagnosed with throat cancer.
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* [[Clyde "Bud" Precise]] became pastor of [[Pilgrim Church|Pilgrim Congregational Church]].
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* [[John W. Stewart III]] earned a Ph.D. in English at the University of Southern Mississippi.
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* [[Sam Tenenbaum|Sam "The Great Kaiser" Tenenbaum]] retired from the NWA after a bout at [[Boutwell Auditorium]].
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* November: [[Jerry McIntosh]] became chief of the [[Irondale Police Department]].
  
 
===Births===
 
===Births===
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* [[Jordyn Hudson]], founder of [[Shape the Culture]]
 
* [[Nairobi]] and [[Sahara]], cheetahs born at the Dickerson Park Zoo in Springfield, Missouri
 
* [[Nairobi]] and [[Sahara]], cheetahs born at the Dickerson Park Zoo in Springfield, Missouri
  
 
=== Graduations ===
 
=== Graduations ===
* [[Tori LaConsay]], bachelor of science in anthropology and political science from [[UAB]]
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* [[Joey Kennedy]], M.A. in English with honors at [[UAB]]
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* [[Hadiyah-Nicole Green]], M.S. in physics and optics from [[Alabama A&M University]]
  
 
===Marriages===
 
===Marriages===
 
* [[Luther Smith]] to Esther Washburn
 
* [[Luther Smith]] to Esther Washburn
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* [[Brian Toone]] to [[Kristine Toone|Kristine Cardwell]]
  
 
===Awards===
 
===Awards===
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* [[Alabama Sports Hall of Fame]]: [[Al Del Greco]], [[Rex Frederick]], [[Cleon Jones]], [[Guy Morton]], [[Sarah Patterson]], [[Steve Sloan]] and [[Larry Willingham]]
 
* [[National Veterans Award]]: [[Bert Bank]]
 
* [[National Veterans Award]]: [[Bert Bank]]
 
* State Superintendent of the Year: [[Jodi Newton]]
 
* State Superintendent of the Year: [[Jodi Newton]]
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* [[Miller Gorrie]] was inducted into the [[Birmingham Business Hall of Fame]].
 
* [[Miller Gorrie]] was inducted into the [[Birmingham Business Hall of Fame]].
 
* [[Miss Shelby County]]: [[Crystal Bedwell Langford]]
 
* [[Miss Shelby County]]: [[Crystal Bedwell Langford]]
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* National Association of Black Journalists' Journalist of the Year: [[George Curry]]
  
 
===Deaths===
 
===Deaths===
 
* [[January 2]]: [[David Cromwell Johnson]], Birmingham criminal attorney
 
* [[January 2]]: [[David Cromwell Johnson]], Birmingham criminal attorney
 
* [[January 5]]: [[Roosevelt Bell]], former [[Birmingham City Council]] member
 
* [[January 5]]: [[Roosevelt Bell]], former [[Birmingham City Council]] member
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* [[January 20]]: [[Hermie Friend]], arts promoter
 
* [[January 23]]: [[Nell Carter]], singer and actress
 
* [[January 23]]: [[Nell Carter]], singer and actress
 
* [[March 2]]: [[Hank Ballard]], singer
 
* [[March 2]]: [[Hank Ballard]], singer
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* July: [[S. Richardson Hill]], former [[List of UAB presidents|President of UAB]]
 
* July: [[S. Richardson Hill]], former [[List of UAB presidents|President of UAB]]
 
* [[October 11]]: [[Ron Nored]], AME pastor and community activist
 
* [[October 11]]: [[Ron Nored]], AME pastor and community activist
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* [[October 14]]: [[Buddy Cooper]], labor attorney
 
* [[October 22]]: [[Tina Watson]], newlywed on a scuba trip in Australia
 
* [[October 22]]: [[Tina Watson]], newlywed on a scuba trip in Australia
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* [[November 8]]: [[William Yester]], prosthetist
  
 
:''See also [[List of Birmingham homicides in 2003]]''
 
:''See also [[List of Birmingham homicides in 2003]]''

Revision as of 10:04, 29 November 2021

2003 was the 132nd year after the founding of the City of Birmingham.

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