Arise Daily News Digest 2-26-2012

BIRMINGHAM NEWS - Defense won't call witnesses in gambling corruption trial.

BIRMINGHAM NEWS - Alabama beer advocacy group asking Legislature to allow larger containers.

HUNTSVILLE TIMES - Madison County legislator working on bill to prevent concealed guns on school campuses.

AL.COM - Alabama House to debate expanding film incentives.

BIRMINGHAM NEWS - Contributors James A. Tucker and Jimmy Walsh:  Somethin' or nothin' for Alabama mental health system?

BIRMINGHAM NEWS - Contributors Melanie Bridgeforth, Ashley Lyrely and Kim Cochran:  We all deserve to have healthy, smoke-free lives.

BIRMINGHAM NEWS - Contributors Michael Calvert and David Fleming:  Bill in Alabama Legislature encourages using historic buildings.

(MOBILE) PRESS-REGISTER - The Press-Register: Put Alabama Math, Science and Technology Initiative in all schools.

(MOBILE) PRESS-REGISTER - Contributor Cameron Smith:  The 500-pound entitlement in the room.

(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - Probate judges concerned about closing mental health hospitals.

(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - Bill targets elderly abuse.

(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY – Editor Mike  Goens:  Teen driving deaths on rise in Alabama.

DECATUR DAILYThe Decatur Daily: Wrong time for probe law.

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - Mental health chief’s plan will hurt UA and Alberta, Tuscaloosa leaders say.

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - Next chief justice will deal with budget cuts.

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - Hundreds sign petition in Alberta:  Residents oppose plans to house court-committed criminals nearby.

TUSCALOOSA NEWS – Columnist Tommy Stevenson’ At Large:  Cockfighting bill would toughen state’s law.

TUSCALOOSA NEWS – Reporter Dana Beyerle’s Alabama Exposure:  DHR cuts may cause federal grants to be lost.

GADSDEN TIMES - Bryce decision took many by surprise.

ANNISTON STAR – Contributor Wayne Flynt:  A pathway to Alabama’s future.

ANNISTON STAR – Editor Bob Davis: An allegiance to ideology.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Week three of gambling corruption trial features talk of a 'sinner', 'snake' and phone calls.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Bill could force removal of red-light cameras.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - The Montgomery Advertiser: Bill demeans women.

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - The Auburn-Opelika News: Small communities should enforce interstate speed limits.

WASHINGTON POST - Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney battle for upper hand in Michigan primary.

WASHINGTON POST - Contributor Sarah Posner:  What would Rick Santorum’s America look like?

WASHINGTON POST - The Washington Post: A chance for corporate tax reform.

NEW YORK TIMES - Loose Border of ‘Super PAC’ and Campaign

NEW YORK TIMES – Columnist Maureen Dowd:  Ghastly Outdated Party