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9:16am

Wed July 1, 2009
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FDA Considers Changes Concerning Acetaminophen

ADELPHI, Md. –
(AP) - Concerned over potentially deadly overdoses
of acetaminophen, government experts are proposing new restrictions
on the most widely-used painkiller.
Acetaminophen is the main ingredient in Tylenol and other
popular pain killers.
An FDA advisory panel recommends reducing the maximum dose of
Tylenol and eliminating prescription drugs such as Vicodin and
Percocet which combine acetaminophen with other pain killers.
Acetaminophen overdosing is the leading cause of liver failure

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2:43pm

Tue June 30, 2009
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Mobile Public Schools Vote Against Stun Guns in Schools

Mobile,Alabama – (AP) - The Mobile County school board has voted
against buying about 25 Tasers for security officers amid worries
that the district was opening itself up to lawsuits if students
were shot.
The board voted 3-2 on Monday night against buying the stun guns
for $25,000 after several residents expressed opposition to having
them in the schools.
Board members said they would rather the officers call police,
who use Tasers, instead. Superintendent Roy Nichols had wanted the

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2:33pm

Tue June 30, 2009
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Hyundai Offers New Incentive for Customers

Montgomery, Alabama – Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama,LLC is optimistic the company's latest incentive will boost sales.
Hyundai spokesman Robert Burns says the company is offering a guaranteed gasoline rate for a year for people who purchase a Hyundai vehicle between July 1 and August 31st of this year.
The Montgomery based manufacturer says that consumers nationwide will receive a gas card equivalent to $1.49 per gallon for one year or 12,000 miles.

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3:09pm

Mon June 29, 2009
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Health South Founder Seeks New Trial

Montgomery, Alabama –
(AP) - Former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy
has asked U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller to recuse himself from
considering Scrushy's motion for a new trial in his bribery case.
Scrushy and former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman were convicted in
2006 of bribery and other charges in a federal government
corruption case. Scrushy filed a motion Friday seeking a new trial,
alleging selective prosecution and other issues.
Scrushy also filed a motion saying Fuller should step aside

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2:54pm

Mon June 29, 2009
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One of Two Candidates For Superintendent Drops Out of Race

Montgomery, Alabama –
And then there was one Montgomery Public Schools officials say one of the two people vying for the position of Montgomery Public Schools Superintendent has withdrawn her candidacy.

School Board Member Melissa Snowden, District 5, says the decision came in the form of an e-mail this morning from Samantha Ingram, Ph.D.

"I wasn't given any reason", Snowden said when asked what reason had been given for Ingram's withdrawal.

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7:49am

Mon June 29, 2009
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Candidates Eying Attorney General Post Announce Interest

Montgomery, Alabama –
(AP) - A veteran district attorney and two
prominent lawyers say they are considering running as Democrats for
attorney general next year.
Tommy Chapman, who has been the district attorney for Conecuh
and Monroe counties for 19 years, Montgomery attorney James
Anderson and Birmingham attorney Giles Perkins are looking at the
primary in June 2010.
On the Republican side, Attorney General Troy King is already
being opposed by Birmingham attorney Luther Strange, who was the

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7:43am

Mon June 29, 2009
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Artur Davis' Web Survey Seeks Ideas

Montgomery,Alabama –
(AP) - Legalizing marijuana turned out to be the top single vote-getter when U.S Rep. Artur Davis used his gubernatorial campaign Web site to solicit ideas for moving Alabama forward.
It didn't rate that high with the candidate, however, and he
didn't even mention it when thanking contributors after the Web
vote was taken down Friday. Davis is opposed to legalizing
marijuana.
The marijuana idea was posted by Loretta Nall of Alexander City,
an independent candidate for governor in 2006 and a longtime

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9:22am

Tue June 23, 2009
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Army Helicopter Crash Claims A Life

Geneva, Alabama –
GENEVA, Ala. (AP) - The U.S. Army says one of its helicopters
has crashed while on a training flight in a rural area in Alabama,
and officials at Fort Rucker say a crew member was killed and
another was injured.
The Army said in statement that the crash of the TH-67
helicopter from Fort Rucker's Army Aviation Center occurred Monday
afternoon near the High Falls Stage Field training area, about 10
miles south-southwest of the post.
The statement says the injured crew member was taken to a

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11:57am

Mon June 22, 2009
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FEMA Sets Up Center to Help Area Residents

Montgomery, Alabama – Federal Emergency Management Agency officials are opening a help center today for tri-county residents in Montgomery.

Residents whose homes and property were damaged by the May 7th floods can speak with FEMA officials at the Capital Heights Community Center.

Anyone hoping to file a claim should contact the federal government at 1-800-621-FEMA or log onto disasterassistance.gov.

7:44am

Mon June 22, 2009
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Former Arkansas Governor to Visit Huntsville

Huntsville,Alabama –
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee will
be in Huntsville Tuesday night to help raise money for District 5
congressional candidate Les Phillip.
Huckabee, who unsuccessfully sought the Republican presidential
nomination last year, will speak at the fund raiser at the Von
Braun Center's North Hall.
The 46-year-old Phillip is a native of Trinidad-Tobago. The
family moved to St. Croix before immigrating to Baltimore in 1971.
He became a naturalized U.S. citizen seven years later.

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