Mon June 29, 2009
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One of Two Candidates For Superintendent Drops Out of Race

Montgomery, Alabama –
And then there was one Montgomery Public Schools officials say one of the two people vying for the position of Montgomery Public Schools Superintendent has withdrawn her candidacy.

School Board Member Melissa Snowden, District 5, says the decision came in the form of an e-mail this morning from Samantha Ingram, Ph.D.

"I wasn't given any reason", Snowden said when asked what reason had been given for Ingram's withdrawal.

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Mon June 29, 2009
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Mon June 29, 2009
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Mon June 29, 2009
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Boy Dies After Father's Day Attack

Worchester, Massachusettes – (AP) - A 7-year-old boy who authorities say was
severely beaten by his dad on Father's Day in Massachusetts has
A nursing supervisor at UMass Memorial Medical Center says
Nathaniel Turner was removed from a ventilator early Saturday
morning at the hospital.
He was declared brain dead Tuesday after his father, Leslie
Schuler, allegedly slammed his head against a wall so hard on
Father's Day that it left a dent in a wall at Schuler's home in

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Mon June 29, 2009
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Candidates Eying Attorney General Post Announce Interest

Montgomery, Alabama –
(AP) - A veteran district attorney and two
prominent lawyers say they are considering running as Democrats for
attorney general next year.
Tommy Chapman, who has been the district attorney for Conecuh
and Monroe counties for 19 years, Montgomery attorney James
Anderson and Birmingham attorney Giles Perkins are looking at the
primary in June 2010.
On the Republican side, Attorney General Troy King is already
being opposed by Birmingham attorney Luther Strange, who was the

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Mon June 29, 2009
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Artur Davis' Web Survey Seeks Ideas

Montgomery,Alabama –
(AP) - Legalizing marijuana turned out to be the top single vote-getter when U.S Rep. Artur Davis used his gubernatorial campaign Web site to solicit ideas for moving Alabama forward.
It didn't rate that high with the candidate, however, and he
didn't even mention it when thanking contributors after the Web
vote was taken down Friday. Davis is opposed to legalizing
The marijuana idea was posted by Loretta Nall of Alexander City,
an independent candidate for governor in 2006 and a longtime

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Mon June 29, 2009
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Montgomery Prepares for July 4th Celebrations

Montgomery, Alabama –

The City of Montgomery is planning a three-day celebration leading up to the 4th of July.

Festivities are set to begin Thursday evening at 6:30 at the Harriott II Riverboat.

Portions of downtown Montgomery will be blocked off for activities including train rides, concerts and free skating at the Montgomery Skate Park.

The event will wrap up with the annual 4th of July riverfront celebration - fireworks show.


Tue June 23, 2009
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Confederate Money Found in a North Alabama County Courthouse

Decatur, Alabama – (AP) - Officials in one Alabama county believe they've solved a mystery dating back to the Civil War.
Morgan County archivist John Allison recently discovered $493 in
mostly uncirculated Confederate currency in a county vault. Some of
the serial numbers were in sequence, making it appear the money
came straight from the Confederate Congress.
Allison said he now believes the money was placed in a court
file to settle the estate of a slave owner. The man died a year

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Tue June 23, 2009
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Army Helicopter Crash Claims A Life

Geneva, Alabama –
GENEVA, Ala. (AP) - The U.S. Army says one of its helicopters
has crashed while on a training flight in a rural area in Alabama,
and officials at Fort Rucker say a crew member was killed and
another was injured.
The Army said in statement that the crash of the TH-67
helicopter from Fort Rucker's Army Aviation Center occurred Monday
afternoon near the High Falls Stage Field training area, about 10
miles south-southwest of the post.
The statement says the injured crew member was taken to a

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Mon June 22, 2009
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FEMA Sets Up Center to Help Area Residents

Montgomery, Alabama – Federal Emergency Management Agency officials are opening a help center today for tri-county residents in Montgomery.

Residents whose homes and property were damaged by the May 7th floods can speak with FEMA officials at the Capital Heights Community Center.

Anyone hoping to file a claim should contact the federal government at 1-800-621-FEMA or log onto