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8:44am

Tue January 13, 2009

8:33am

Tue January 13, 2009
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January 13,2009 – Listen,now, to some of the stories making headlines in the WVAS newsroom.

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8:25am

Tue January 13, 2009
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Budget Woes Deepen for Alabama

January 13,2009 – As state lawmakers prepare to hold legislative budget hearings beginning today, the Legislative Fiscal Office says the budget out-look for next fiscal year is worse than this year's fiscal spending outlook.

It appears lawmakers will need to trim the Education budget by $360 million because of declining tax revenue. The next fiscal year will also see cuts of $341 million.

It would total more than $700 million being cut from the Education budget within two years.

8:40am

Mon January 12, 2009
WVAS Local

Unemployment Compensation Recipients can get tax documents online

Montgomery, Alabama – MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabamians who have received
unemployment compensation benefits during the past year can now
visit the Web site of the state Department of Industrial Relations
to get the documentation needed for filing federal income tax
returns.
State Industrial Relations Director Tom Surtees said the Web
site (http://www.dir.alabama.gov) should provide more convenient
access and make filing a tax return a little easier.
The tax forms are password protected and must be accessed with a

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7:52am

Mon January 12, 2009
WVAS Local

State Senator W.H."Pat" Lindsey, dead at age 72.

Montgomery, Alabama –
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A seven-term member of the Alabama
Senate, W.H. "Pat" Lindsey of Butler, has died. He was 72.
Lindsey was found dead in his bed Sunday morning while on a
hunting trip in Boligee in west Alabama. State Sen. Roger Bedford
and Lt. Gov. Jim Folsom Jr., who were also on the trip, said
Lindsey was found in his bed when the others started preparing to
leave from a home of friends who had invited them hunting.
Folsom said Lindsey was in good spirits the previous evening and

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10:40am

Fri January 9, 2009
WVAS Local

Former Alabama First Lady Cornelia Wallace Dies

January 9,2009 – MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Former Alabama first lady Cornelia
Wallace has died in Sebring, Fla. She was 69.
Wallace's cousin, Melissa Boyen, said the former first lady, who
died Thursday, had been suffering from cancer.
Cornelia Wallace was the niece of former Gov. James E. "Big
Jim" Folsom. She married George Wallace in 1971, shortly before
his second term as governor, and they divorced in 1978. She threw
herself over her husband when he was shot while campaigning for
president in Laurel, Md., in 1972.

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10:31am

Fri January 9, 2009
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Alexander City Loses Jobs

January 9,2009 – Alexander City is receiving some troubling news. Russell Corporation is announcing plans to phase out its fabric operations. This will mean the loss of jobs for 250 people.

Russell Corporation blames the poor state of the economy for the job cuts.

10:03am

Fri January 9, 2009
WVAS Local

Poor Auto Sales Affect Montgomery Plant

January 9,2009 –
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Hyundai Motor Co. has cut production at
its auto assembly plant in Montgomery because of unstable economic
conditions and poor auto sales.
The Korean-based automaker said in a statement Thursday, it had
implemented a "flexible work schedule" for January.
A spokesman for Hyundai declined to elaborate.
The factory opened in 2005 and produces the Sonata sedan and the
Santa Fe SUV.

9:38am

Fri January 9, 2009
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8:49am

Fri January 9, 2009
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Alabama's Jobless Figures Remain Below the National Average

Montgomery, Alabama – U.S. Labor Department is reporting a sharp increase in the number of people seeking unemployment benefits putting the national average at 7.2 percent. In Alabama, the unemployment figures for December 2008 will not be available until January 23rd. Meanwhile, November's jobless rate in the state was 6.1 percent, an increase over October.

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