10:10am

Wed October 3, 2012
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The much anticipated presidential debate is set for tonight in Denver. 


The televised face-off between President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney is a chance for voters to size up the two men, just five weeks before election day.  Tonight's debate will focus on domestic issues.  The event will be broadcast on  WVAS-FM starting at 8 p.m.


Federal Assistance


Alabama's governor is asking for federal assistance for five more counties affected by Hurricane Issac.  Robert Bentley has sent a letter to the Federal Emergency Management Agency saying Dallas, Covington, Geneva, Monroe and Perry counties in south and west Alabama suffered $2.5 million dollars in damage.  Bentley said that's based on damage assessments completed this week.  Baldwin, Mobile and Pickens counties have already been approved for aid.


Rabies Vaccine


The U.S. Department of Agriculture is scheduled today to begin dropping hundreds of packets of rabies vaccine over sections of Elmore and Autauga counties.  USDA Biologists will use helicopters to drop more than 80,000 of the baits that are wrapped in fish meal.  The rabies bait are designed to attract raccoons.  USDA officials say the small baits will not harm pets if they eat the vaccine.


Tuskegee Airmen


A Tuskegee Airmen was honored Tuesday afternoon on the Gunter Annex.  Members of the Air Force Non-Commissioned Officer Academy made a special presentation to Retired Lt. Colonel Herbert Carter of Tuskegee.  The Senior NCO's read a narrative of Colonel Carter's contributions to aviation history and race relations.


Nine Finalists


Schools superintendents in Elmore and Lowndes counties are among nine finalists for Alabama Superintendent of the Year.  The list was announced Tuesday by the School Superintendents of Alabama.  Jeff Langham of Elmore County and Daniel Boyd of Lowndes are among the nominees.   The winner will be announced at an SSA Luncheon in Florence on October 9th.