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.
Huntsville, Alabama – (AP) - The Huntsville area is trying to get back to normal after a scare with swine flu. Most public schools in the county reopen on Monday, although elementary schools in the city of Madison will remain closed until May 14. That's because the state's first confirmed case of the flu was found in a kindergartner at Heritage Elementary School. Youth activities including the child development center also are reopening at Redstone Arsenal.
Birmingham, Alabama – BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A severe thunderstorm has moved into Alabama, bringing a tornado threat to some west-central counties. The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning Sunday afternoon for Greene, Hale and Sumter counties in west Alabama and later expanded it to include suburban Birmingham. A funnel cloud was reported to NWS at 1:44 p.m. Sunday near Helena in Shelby County, moving northeast at 35 mph. No immediate damage was reported.
Montgomery, Alabama – MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A summary of action in the Alabama Legislature on Thursday, the 25th meeting day of the regular session: HOUSE -Gave final approval to a bill to complete deregulation of the phone business in Alabama. Goes to governor. -Gave final approval to a bill to require hospitals to report to the state health department when patients acquire infections inside the hospital. Goes to governor. -Approved a bill to permit construction of a building to replace