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8:33am

Thu March 5, 2009
WVAS Local

WVAS Newsroom

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

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10:54am

Wed March 4, 2009
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District 7 Senate Race Heads to Runoff

Huntsville, Alabama –
(AP) - State Rep. Laura Hall has scored an easy
victory in the Democratic primary to choose a new District 7 state
senator, while attorney Sam Givhan led on the Republican side but
was headed for a runoff.
Hall took about 80 percent of the vote against Alabama A&M
graduate student Anthony Daniels, the other Democratic candidate.
There were six Republican candidates in the contest to succeed
Democrat Parker Griffith of Huntsville, who won a congressional
seat last November.

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10:16am

Wed March 4, 2009
WVAS Local

Pre-Paid College Tuition Program Struggles in Current Economy

Montgomery, Alabama – PREPAID TUITION

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10:13am

Wed March 4, 2009
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A Summary of the Latest Action in the Alabama Legislature

Montgomery, Alabama –
(AP) - A summary of action in the Alabama
Legislature on Tuesday, the ninth meeting day of the regular
session:
HOUSE
-Debated, but did not vote on a bill to place stiffer penalties
on truck drivers and companies that don't properly tie down steel
coils on the back of trucks.
-Passed a bill to require DNA testing of all suspects arrested
on felony charges. Goes to Senate.
-Approved a bill that allows gourmet beers with higher alcohol
contents to be sold in Alabama. Goes to Senate.

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8:47am

Wed March 4, 2009
WVAS Local

Montgomery Mayoral Candidates on WVAS

Montgomery,Alabama – The Montgomery Mayoral elections will be held next week, but tonight you can hear from each of the candidates on WVAS.

Beginning at 6:00 p.m., each candidate will appear on 90.7 Perspectives answering questions about what they would do if elected Mayor of Montgomery.

You can join in the discussion this evening by calling WVAS at 269-6785 or 800-631-2893. You can also hear the show on wvasfm.org.

8:42am

Wed March 4, 2009
WVAS Local

WVAS Newscast

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

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8:44am

Tue March 3, 2009
WVAS Local

WVAS Newscast

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

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8:42am

Tue March 3, 2009
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Man Convicted in Death of a Montgomery Police Officer

Montgomery,Alabama – In July of 2007, Micah J. Day of Millbrook ran his vehicle into a car on Hayneville Road and the Western Boulevard;the driver was not injured.

Day kept driving and minutes later ran his vehicle into another one; this time slamming it into a utility pole on Old Selma Road, killing the driver, off duty Montgomery Police Officer Robert Edward McCory.

Day must serve 35 years in prison for reckless murder. Prosecutors say at the time of the fatal traffic accident, Day was under the influence of alcohol, cocaine, and marijuana.

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11:21am

Mon March 2, 2009
WVAS Local

Unemployment Compensation Checks Increase

Montgomery, Alabama – There is a little good news for the unemployed in Alabama. Because of the federal economic stimulus package, unemployment compensation checks will include an additional $25 beginning by the end of this month.

About70,000 Alabamians could receive the extra money in their unemployment compensation checks.

9:24am

Mon March 2, 2009
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Felon Voting Issue Before Legislature

Montgomery, Alabama – One of the two bills before the Alabama Legislature would clearly define crimes of "moral turpitude", but an advocate for felons says the measure would undo gains in the current laws that restore felons rights.

The Reverend Kenneth Glasgow, founder of Ordinary People Society, based in Dothan stated in the Montgomery Advertiser that, "It appalls me now that at this particular time in history, after we have crossed so many barriers that anyone would want to put up anything that would cause another human being to have rights taken away".

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