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10:21am

Fri September 4, 2009
WVAS Local

Riley Plans Trip to Germany

Montgmomery, Ala – (AP) - Gov. Bob Riley has announced plans for a
five-day industry hunting trip to Germany.
Riley announced plans for the trip Thursday after meeting with
Germany's ambassador to the United States, Klaus Scharioth, and
Counsel General Lutz Goergens.
Riley said he will leave Alabama Tuesday and will meet in
Germany with officials from a company that is considering locating
in the state.
Riley said he and the German officials discussed strengthening
the partnership between Alabama and the European country.

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1:34pm

Thu September 3, 2009
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1:31pm

Thu September 3, 2009
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1:10pm

Thu September 3, 2009
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Senior Citizens Try to Save Pecan Tree

Munford, Ala – (AP) - A pecan tree next to the Munford City Hall
has been saved from the chain saw by protesting senior citizens who
see the tree as a living reminder of their lives in the small
Alabama town.
The Munford City Council voted Tuesday night to hire a tree
removal service to cut down the tree. City officials say it is
dropping limbs and sap on City Hall and it poses a safety hazard.
Regulars at the senior citizen center directly opposite the tree
decided that was overkill.

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12:59pm

Thu September 3, 2009
WVAS Local

Selma Wood Pellets Business Closes

Selma, Ala – (AP) - Dixie Pellets, which manufactures wood
pellets for heating, has closed its doors because it does not have
the funds to continue operating.
The company told about 70 workers Tuesday they should not return
to work.
Plant manager Bruce Gornto said "an unusual and an unforeseen
financial issue" gave the company no choice but to stop
operations.
Gornto is unsure if the plant will permanently close and said
they are working with people to resolve the issue. The company will

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12:55pm

Thu September 3, 2009
WVAS Local

Alabama to Issue Most Tax Refunds by End of September

Montgmomery, Ala – (AP) - The state of Alabama says it plans to
issue tax refunds by the end of September to the great majority of
those who have not yet received them despite having filed before
April 15.
State officials say about 24,000 individuals and married couples
fall into that category.
Department spokeswoman Carla Snellgrove says a few thousand of
those filers may have to wait even longer for their refunds, most
likely because officials still have questions about their returns.

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11:20am

Mon August 31, 2009

11:19am

Mon August 31, 2009
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Reports of Coach Punched at Alabama High School Football Game

Jackson, AL – (AP) - The head football coach of Meadowview
Christian School has a black eye, and school officials are looking
into reports that another coach punched him during a game.
Meadowview headmaster Michael J. Gaylor says the school is
investigating reports that assistant coach Robin Terry punched head
coach hit head coach Kenny Strong in the face during a weekend game
against Jackson Academy.
Terry was hired this year. He was an assistant coach at Dallas
County High School last year.

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11:18am

Mon August 31, 2009
WVAS Local

A Jefferson County Judge Will Run for the State Supreme Court

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – (AP) - Jefferson County Circuit Judge Mac
Parsons says he's going to run for the Alabama Supreme Court next
year, but he hasn't decided which of the three races he will enter.
Three seats currently held by Republicans are up for election
next year. Justices Mike Bolin and Tom Parker are seeking
re-election, but Justice Patti Smith is not. Parsons, a Democrat,
says he will decide later which of the seats he will seek.
Parsons has served 11 years as a circuit judge. Before that, he

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11:17am

Mon August 31, 2009
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