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10:07am

Mon July 27, 2009
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IndyCar Racing Coming to Alabama

Montgomery, Alabama –
(AP) - IndyCar racing is coming to Alabama. Gov. Bob Riley was scheduled to be in the Birmingham area Monday to announce that the Barber Motorsports Park will play host to open-wheel racing starting next year.
Reports say the race will be called the Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. Promoters hope it will attract as many as 100,000 people to the track, located east of downtown Birmingham near Leeds.
Indy cars conducted two days of testing at the Barber Motorsports Park earlier this year.

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3:15pm

Fri July 24, 2009
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Tuskegee Police Question A Suspect in Wednesday Murder

Tuskegee, Alabama – Tuskegee Police have made an arrest in a Wednesday night murder. Officials say they are questioning a suspect, but are not releasing a name. We have learned that the victim in the shooting late Wednesday is 23 year old man, LeAntonio Fields of Tuskegee. Fields was fatally shot following an altercation in the Ridgeview community. Tuskegee police are looking for a second suspect in this murder, but they are not releasing details.

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9:12am

Fri July 24, 2009
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The Justice Department Files Suit Against a Clanton Apartment Comples

Clanton,Alabama –
CLANTON, Ala. (AP) - The Justice Department is suing the owner
and two employees of a 72-unit apartment complex in Clanton for
allegedly discriminating against blacks when renting apartments.
The lawsuit announced claims Kenneth R. "Ken" Scott and
Frankie L. Roberson told white individuals posing as renters that a
major selling point of Rolling Oaks Apartments was the lack of
black tenants and that the apartments had adopted policies intended
to discourage blacks from applying. Owner Chandi Biswas is also

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8:38am

Wed July 22, 2009
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Democrat Myron Penn Will Not Seek Re-election

Montgomery, Alabama – Senate Senator Myron Penn (Dem) of Union Springs says he will not seek another term in office next year.

Penn, who serves as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, says he wants to devote more time to his law practice and his family.

Former Tuskegee Mayor Johnny Ford and State Representative Billy Beasley have announced plans to run for the seat.

8:25am

Wed July 22, 2009
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Governor Considers Special Session to Help Jefferson County

Montgomery, Alabama –
Governor Bob Riley says he is considering calling state lawmakers into a special session to help Jefferson County deal with its financial woes.

The Governor says he will act swiftly because Jefferson County officials expect to run out of money to make payroll in late August.

11:21am

Tue July 21, 2009
WVAS Local

Census Figures Offer Snapshot of 2008 Voters

Montgomery,Alabama –
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - U.S. Census figures show almost 190,000
more women than men went to the polls in Alabama in the 2008
presidential election.
The census figures released Monday show that 1,843,000 women
voted compared to 1,654,000 men in the 2008 presidential election.
That means 65 percent of women registered to vote went to the polls
in Alabama compared to 56 percent of registered male voters.
In the 2008 election when Barack Obama was elected to be the

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8:44am

Tue July 21, 2009
WVAS Local

Domestic Violence Is A Constant Threat

Montgomery, Alabama – A Montgomery man is hospitalized and his two sisters are dead following a shooting last week which police believe was sparked by domestic violence.

Family Sunshine Center spokeswoman Melanie Beasley says last week's event evidences the tragedy that is domestic violence.

The Family Sunshine Center reports that each year more than 1,200 women in the United States are murdered by their intimate partners.

The Family Sunshine Center operates a -24- hour hot line at 1-800-650-6522.

8:28am

Tue July 21, 2009
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Cooler Temperatures Prevail in Alabama

Birmingham,Alabama –
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - The July chill is setting records for
low temperatures across Alabama.
The National Weather Service said at least nine cities in
central Alabama had their lowest recorded temperatures ever for
July 20 on Monday morning. All had overnight lows in the mid- to
upper 50s. Pinson got down to 55 degrees, six degrees cooler than
the previous low of 61 in 1962.
It was just as cool in the Tennessee Valley region, and
overnight lows reached the mid-60s as far south as the coast.

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8:23am

Tue July 21, 2009
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Atlanta Officials Make Headway in Planned Civil and Human Rights Museum

Atlanta,Georgia –
ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta City Council has cleared the way for
a civil and human rights museum to pay $11.5 million left on a loan
so the museum can acquire display rights to 10,000 documents
belonging to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
In the down economy, private fundraising has stalled to pay off
the original $32 million loan made in 2006 to buy the Morehouse
College Martin Luther King Jr. Collection.
Under a proposal approved by the council on Monday on a 12-0

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8:14am

Tue July 21, 2009
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Judge Closes Walker County Bingo Hall

Birmingham, Alabama –
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A Jefferson County Circuit Court judge
has ordered a Walker County bingo hall to close immediately after
ruling its operation had not complied with county law.
Judge Robert Vance issued the order Monday against Helping Hands
Charity Bingo following a hearing last week. Vance has been
assigned several bingo cases, including Walker County cases and one
from Lowndes County.
Annette Graveman, an official with Helping Hands, said the hall

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