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The Suburban Newspaper for Mountain Brook, Homewood, Vestavia Hills, Hoover and North Shelby County





ursd ay, August 21, 2014

V ol . 23 #16

An Extra-special Award

Speaking up for autism: Hoover’s Bill Pearson is finalist for national award

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Dr. James Andrews Is 2014 Mr. Sports Medicine

By Donna Cornelius

Journal features writer

Dr. James Andrews has given advice and care to sports stars like John

Smoltz, Tom Brady and Bo Jackson. The orthopaedic surgeon is one of the most respected people in sports medicine. He’s earned numerous honors and a lot of press, too. Andrews is medical And you won’t find many doctors whose names regularly appear on ESPN’s Bottom director for Auburn Line. University Intercollegiate But Andrews said he never forgets some Athletics and its team words of wisdom from a source that’s close to home. orthopaedic surgeon. “My wife, Jenelle, tells me almost daily when I get an award or something, ‘If you’re still talking about what you did yesterday, you’re not doing much today,’” he said. The world-famous doctor, however, is likely to savor a recent award a little longer than usual.

Vestavia residents get city’s OK to raise hens–but not without some squawking

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See andrews, page 12

Game Day Magic chef: Sixth-grader enchants customers with her ravenous pixie pickles


over the mountain journal h thursday, august 21, 2014

2014 otm high school

Football preview

team photos schedules rosters key players to watch plus remember the patriots

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The Hoover running game will be led by senior Bradrick Shaw, the MVP of last year’s Class 6a championship game and one of the top college prospects in the state. The 6-foot-1, 205-pound Shaw rushed for 1,286 yards and 25 touchdowns last season.

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oak mountain

Journal file photo by Marvin Gentry

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food Alabama and Auburn fans may not

agree on which team is best, but they’re sure to cheer for this game day spread created by Marsha Yeilding and Judy Leesburg. ‘Mount Cody Red Velvet Cupcakes,’ above, like their namesake, former UA player Terrence Cody, are extra-large--and really good. Page 21

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The Hoover Bucs enter 2014 as a heavy favorite to win the new Region 3 and to claim the first ever Class 7A title. Of course, winning state championships is hardly a novel concept for the Bucs, who have claimed eight since 2000, including the last two in a row. If that wasn’t enough Hoover brings a 30 game winning streak into the new season. OTM roundup Page 4.

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guide Our annual high school football pre-

view section includes 24 pages of scouting reports and more from Briarwood, Homewood, Hoover, John Carroll, Mountain Brook, Oak Mountain, Spain Park and Vestavia. We also look back at Homewood’s incredible ‘74 state championship season. Inside

fashion The Birmingham Alumnae Chapter of Delta Zeta sorority will host its second annual “Make Some Noise!” Game Day Fashion Show, Luncheon and Silent Auction Aug. 23. Proceeds will support the Alabama School for Hearing’s preschool program at Canterbury United Methodist Church. Page 4

Lifetime opportunity: Local designer vies for ‘Project Runway’ win Gem Dandy: Barton-Clay’s artist in residence wins jewelry design awards Fall Fashion Preview

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sweet baby jeans P. 2 • hope gala will honor life of toni tully p. 6 • sidewalk film festival p. 8 • hoover school rezoning update p. 15

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