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10:50am

Tue May 19, 2009
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An Alabama Soldier Dies in Afghanistan

Birmingham,Alabama –
Jefferson County soldier dies in Afghanistan

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10:33am

Tue May 19, 2009
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WVAS newscast

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

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10:31am

Tue May 19, 2009
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Tuskegee Fly In Scheduled for Saturday

Tuskegee, Alabama – Tuskegee pilot, retired Air Force Colonel Roosevelt Lewis, says the 42nd annual Tuskegee Fly-In this weekend will hold a special re-enactment of Eleanor Roosevelt's flight with a Black pilot in 1941. Colonel Lewis says it was the former First Lady's support of Black pilots which led to President Roosevelt's support for Tuskegee's pilot training program.

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9:28am

Tue May 19, 2009
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A Lee County Man Faces Murder Charges

Opelika, Alabama – OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) - A Smiths Station man turned himself in
after a grand jury returned a murder indictment against him.
57-year-old Mike Britton is charged in the Oct. 7, 2008 shooting
death of 32-year-old Robert Brian Hurst. Investigator said the
victim was shot in a domestic dispute at a trailer on Lee Road 292.
Britton posted a $50,000 bond and was released from custody
Monday.
Lee County Sheriff's Capt. Van Jackson said Britton is scheduled
to make an initial court appearance Friday.

7:30am

Tue May 19, 2009
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More Cases of West Nile Reported in the State

Montgomery, Alabama – Early on, health officials warned of the spread of swine flu in Alabama. To date,officials say there are now six confirmed cases of swine flu in Montgomery County.

Alabama Department of Public Health spokesman Dr. Jim McVay says there are a total of 66 cases around the state. McVay says of the cases of N1H1 flu none of the patients recently traveled outside the country.

Alabama Department of Public Health Spokesman Jim McVay encourages good hygiene practices to prevent developing the influenza and stemming its spread.

8:27am

Mon May 18, 2009
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Judge Files Lawsuit Against Regions Bank

Birmingham, Alabama –
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Regions Financial Corp.'s chief
executive and board are accused in a lawsuit of mismanagement that
allegedly resulted in stock losses from $38 to $5 a share.
David N. Lichtenstein, a judge in the Jefferson County Circuit
Court's criminal division and owner of a stock fund that holds
Regions share, filed the lawsuit in the court's civil division this
month.
Lichtenstein blames Regions' Chief Executive Dowd Ritter and the

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8:23am

Mon May 18, 2009
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WVAS Newscast

Montgomery, Alabama – Listen,now,to some of the stories making headlines this hour in the WVAS newsroom. Please send your news tips or news event notices to Tana Shealey at tshealey@alasu.edu or fax it to us at 334-269-4995. You can also call us at 269-NEWS.

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8:19am

Mon May 18, 2009
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Penison Fund to Study Alabama Prepaid College Tuition Fund

Montgomery, Alabama –
(AP) - The state Legislature wrapped up its 2009
session without solving the financial problems in Alabama's prepaid
college tuition plan. But it did pass a resolution to have the
state pension fund conduct a detailed study of the program.
Lt. Gov. Jim Folsom Jr. serves on the board that oversees the
tuition program, and he pushed for the study. He says the study
should be sufficient to keep the board paying tuition for the
upcoming college year while the study is conducted.

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8:12am

Mon May 18, 2009
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Final Actions in Alabama Legislature

Montgomery, Alabama –
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A summary of action in the Alabama
Legislature on Friday, the 30th and final day of the 2009
legislative session:
HOUSE
-Heard House Speaker Seth Hammett, D-Andalusia, announce that he
won't run for re-election next year.
-Couldn't agree on a replacement for Jefferson County's
occupational tax.
-Gave its annual Shroud Award to Rep. John Knight, D-Montgomery,
in recognition of his failed efforts to remove the state sales tax

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10:31am

Fri May 15, 2009
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Legislature Approves Budget Despite Governor's Objections

Montgomery, Alabama –
(AP) - Votes Thursday as the Alabama House, on
a 59-38 vote, overrode Gov. Bob Riley's changes to the General Fund
budget. Voting yes were 1 Republican and 58 Democrats. Voting no
were 37 Republicans and 1 Democrat. Not voting were 5 Republicans
and 2 Democrats. Abstaining were 0 Republicans and 0 Democrats.

REPUBLICANS VOTING YES
Greeson, T. (Ider);

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