Thu April 30, 2009
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Health Officials Say Two Possible Cases of Swine Flu May Exist in Alabama

Montgomery, Alabama –
(AP) - State Health Officer Don Williamson says two probable cases of swine flu have been reported in students at a Madison County elementary school.
Williamson said Wednesday night the cases were reported in two students at Heritage Elementary School in Madison County. Williamson said there was no indication that the children had traveled recently to Mexico.

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Wed April 29, 2009
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No Cases of Swine Flu in Alabama

Montgomery, Alabama –

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Tue April 28, 2009
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North Alabama Residents Flood Emergency Rooms

Huntsville, Alabama –
(AP) - Officials at Huntsville Hospital say the emergency room has been flooded by people fearing they have contracted swine flu.
Dr. Thomas Calvert, who co-directs the hospital's emergency services, said up to 100 more people than normal have come in over a 12-hour period.
He said none of the people had the top risk factors for the swine flu, which include travel to Mexico or contact with someone who has been sick for more than seven days.

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Tue April 28, 2009
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State Health Officials Test Samples of Possible Swine Flu

Montgomery, Alabama – (AP) - The Alabama Department of Public Health has started receiving samples of what might be swine flu from doctors around the state who suspect their patients could have the virus.
Assistant State Health Officer Dr. Charles Woernle (Wurn'-lee) says the department's lab began stocking up on extra supplies Monday in preparation for an onslaught of specimens.
He said the labs have received several samples from Baldwin and Pike counties so far.

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Mon April 27, 2009
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Alabama Attorney General Was Guest at Event for Gambling Developer

Birmingham,Alabama –
(AP) - Attorney General Troy King reportedly was a featured guest at a Houston County developer's party in January, a few months before King's office issued an advisory opinion clearing the way for the developer to get a gambling
The Birmingham News reports that the opinion advised Houston County Sheriff Andy Hughes that he had no choice but to issue a bingo permit once certain conditions were met. That boosted the prospects of Ronnie Gilley's proposed Country Crossing development.

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Fri April 24, 2009
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Bill on Stimulus Dollars for Alabama Takes Effect Without Governor's Signature

Montgomery, Alabama – (AP) - Gov. Bob Riley has let the Alabama Legislature's unemployment compensation resolution take effect without his signature.
The Legislature passed a resolution saying Alabama wants all unemployment compensation money available from the stimulus package. That includes about $100 million that would require a change in state law to make about 20,000 more unemployed people eligible for benefits.

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Thu April 23, 2009
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State Lawmakers Consider General Fund Budget

Montgomery, Alabama –
(AP) - A debate in the Alabama House is resuming debate on a $2.5 billion General Fund budget after stalling earlier in the week.
They budget would be used to fund non-education services such as
prisons, state troopers and Medicaid.
Consideration of the budget stalled Tuesday when Democratic
leaders in the House and Republican Gov. Bob Riley could not agree
on how much money to put in an emergency fund to be spent at the
discretion of the governor.

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Wed April 22, 2009
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Alabama Legislature Action

Montgomery, Alabama –
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A summary of action in the Alabama
Legislature on Tuesday, the 22nd meeting day of the regular
-Passed a resolution honoring the memory of victims of the
Holocaust in Europe. Goes to Senate.
-Debated but did not vote on a $2.5 billion General Fund budget.
-Held a moment of silence and passed a resolution mourning the
death Birmingham City Council President Pro Tempore Miriam

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Tue April 21, 2009
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More Than A Dozen Tornadoes Hit Alabama

Birmingham, Alabama – (AP) - The National Weather Service confirms at
least 14 tornadoes struck across Alabama on Sunday, killing two
people in Morgan and Marshall counties.
The twisters also killed 90,000 chickens when poultry houses on
two Blount County farms were destroyed.
The weather service says tornadoes also touched down in Bullock,
DeKalb, Hale, Lawrence, Marshall, Morgan, Montgomery, Perry,
Russell, St. Clair and Shelby counties.
In the Birmingham area, the strongest twister brought 122 mph

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Tue April 21, 2009
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Second Tremor Felt in Bibb County

Centreville,Alabama – The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting that a second tremor occurred in Bibb County. Around 12:20 a.m. Wednesday, an event that registered 2.9 on the Richter Scale occurred.

Tuesday, an earthquake registering 3.8 shook Bib County in an area centered about 4 miles north of Centreville. Officials say the depth of the earthquake was about 3.1 miles.

No injuries or damage from either event have been reported.