Montgomery, Alabama – TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama receiver Julio Jones has undergone surgery to repair a sports hernia. Jones is expected to be back for fall camp. Last season, Jones had 58 catches for 924 yards and was a second-team Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference pick.
Birmingham, Alabama – (AP) - A federal judge has approved the sale of the Birmingham-based Bruno's Supermarkets chain to a grocery wholesaler. U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Benjamin Cohen on Monday approved the sale of the bankrupt grocery chain to Southern Family Markets of Birmingham, the retail arm of New Hampshire-based C&S Wholesale Grocers. Bruno's, which has 56 stores in Alabama and the Florida panhandle, sold them for $45.8 million. Southern Family Markets plans to continue operating 31 stores, but 25 will be closed and sold.
Montgomery, Alabama – (AP) - Democrats in the Alabama House are expected to attempt for the fourth time this session to bring up for debate a bill to remove the state's 4 percent sales tax from groceries. The proposed constitutional amendment is the first item on the work agenda in the House Tuesday. Republican leaders oppose the bill because it would raise income taxes on some wealthy taxpayers.
Montgomery, Alabama – (AP) - Three additional cases of swine flu have been confirmed in Alabama, bringing the total number of people affected by the virus to four. State Health Officer Don Williamson said Monday a 10th probable case has been seen in a Troy University student who is in her 20s. He said the student is recovering at home. The latest case means the virus is now confirmed or probable in four Alabama counties: Pike, Montgomery, Jefferson and Madison. Jim McVay, who directs the state's Bureau of Health Promotion
Montgomery, Alabama – (AP) - A Montgomery County judge has refused to order school officials in Elmore County to allow two students to do their school work from home for the remainder of the school year because of the swine flu scare. Circuit Judge Charles Price said Monday that he did not have the authority to order school officials to allow the 7 and 8-year-old sons of Montgomery attorney Jerry Blevins to do their work from home. Price said Blevins and his wife, Carol, could withdraw their
Washington, D. C. – (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration says it has found at least 20 Web sites that may be fraudulently marketing products with claims they guard against or cure swine flu. The FDA on Monday publicly rebuked one such site - rebuildermedical.com - for offering a $199 "SilverCure Swine Flu Protection Pack" consisting of shampoo, lotion, conditioner and soap that supposedly deposit traces of silver. The FDA says no silver-based products have been approved for swine flu treatment or prevention.