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11:43am

Thu May 28, 2009
WVAS Local

National Carbon Capture Center To Open in North Alabama

Birmingham, Alabama – (AP) - Southern Company will operate the National Carbon Capture Center at a facility next to Alabama Power's Gaston plant at Wilsonville.
The company announced Wednesday that the U.S. Department of
Energy's center will develop and test advanced technologies to
capture carbon dioxide from coal-based power plants. The goal of
carbon capture is reducing the amount of carbon dioxide that a
coal-fired electricity plant releases to the atmosphere.
The center will work with scientists and technology developers

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11:37am

Thu May 28, 2009
WVAS Local

Alabama Teen Falls Short in Spelling Bee

Montgomery, Alabama –
Alabama's lone contender at the 82nd Scripps National Spelling
Bee, Lindsey Grace Zimmer of Notasulga, failed to advance to
Thursday's semifinals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in
Washington D.C.
The 13-year-old correctly spelled "longitude" and "anodyne"
on Wednesday, but her score for those two rounds, combined with her
score on the 25-word written test, was not high enough to qualify
her for the semifinals.
Only 41 of the original 293 contestants move on to the

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11:12am

Thu May 28, 2009
Top Stories

ASU Helps Develop Bio-fuel for MPS

Montgomery, Alabama – Alabama State University is partnering with Montgomery Public Schools in an effort to reduce fuel costs and help the environment.

Dr. Shree Singh with ASU's Biology Department says that ASU's scientists will aid in turning cooking oil from Montgomery Public School cafeterias into bio-diesel to run MPS buses.


Montgomery schools spokeswoman Mona Davis says the system spends more than $1 million on fuel each year, so being able to use bio-diesel would make a big difference.

11:06am

Thu May 28, 2009
WVAS Local

Tuskegee University President Will Speak in Washington,D.C.

Tuskegee, Alabama – (AP) - Tuskegee University President Benjamin F.
Payton will deliver the main address at the rededication of the
Lincoln Memorial on Saturday afternoon.
Payton, who is retiring next year after serving 28 years as the
university's fifth president, is continuing a tradition at the
nation's capital. Robert Russa Moton, president at what then was
known as Tuskegee Institute, delivered the principal address at the
Lincoln Memorial's dedication ceremony on May 30, 1922.

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9:07am

Wed May 27, 2009
WVAS Local

WVAS Newscast

Montgomery, Alabama – Listen,now,to some of the stories making headlines in the WVAS newsroom.

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8:37am

Wed May 27, 2009
WVAS Local

Man Beaten By Birmingham Police Files Lawsuit

Birmingham, Alabama –
(AP) - A man who whose beating by five
Birmingham police officers was caught on video at the end of a
high-speed chase has filed a lawsuit against the officers, the
chief of police and the city.
The suit was filed Tuesday in Birmingham district court by
Anthony Warren's attorney, Wendy Crew. It seeks monetary damages
and asks the court to order changes in police officer training.
The January 2008 beating, while Warren was apparently
unconscious, was captured on a police dash camera video. A version

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8:35am

Wed May 27, 2009
WVAS Local

Alabama Soldier Among Three Killed in Afghanistan

Foley, Alabama – (AP) - The Pentagon says a U.S Air Force officer
from Foley, Ala., was among three U.S. troops who died when their
military convoy in Afghanistan was hit by an improvised explosive
device.
The Mobile Press Register newspaper said Wednesday that Lt. Col.
Mark E. Stratton died in the Memorial Day explosion.
Family members said Stratton was a dedicated officer who served
as commander of a reconstruction team in Panjshir Province.
Stratton, a 1987 graduate of Foley High School, is survived by

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8:31am

Wed May 27, 2009
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Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions Comments on President's Pick to Serve in U.S. Supreme Court

Montgomery, Alabama – (AP) - The top Republican on the Senate Judiciary
Committee says senators must carefully study Supreme Court nominee
Sonia Sotomayor's statement about federal appellate courts making
legal policy.
Speaking on a nationally broadcast interview a day after
President Barack Obama introduced Sotomayor (SUHN'-ya
soh-toh-my-YOR'), Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions said a statement she
was recorded by videotape as making at a law seminar bothers him.
She observed at one point in the appearance that federal appellate

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8:20am

Wed May 27, 2009
WVAS Local

90.7 Perspectives Tonight on WVAS

Montgomery, Alabama – Stories of children being bullied with grave consequences have grabbed national headlines.

Many of those stories focus on a new tool used by bullies - cyber space. Montgomery Public Schools Student Services Coordinator, Valecia Asberry says her office helps parents keep a watchful eye out for such behavior.

You can hear more on the topic of school bullies and ways to protect children from them tonight on 90.7 Perspectives beginning at 6 o'clock right here on WVAS .

9:45am

Fri May 22, 2009
WVAS Local

A Montgomery City Councilwoman Plans to Run for Governor

Montgomery, Alabama –
(AP) - Montgomery City Councilwoman Martha Roby
says she will be a candidate for the Republican nomination for the
2nd District Congressional seat currently held by Democratic U.S.
Rep. Bobby Bright of Montgomery.
Roby said she has filed a statement of candidacy with the
Federal Election Commission. That allows her to begin raising
campaign funds.
Roby said she has used a "common sense" leadership style in
her six years on the city council and promised to use that same

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