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12:22pm

Thu October 1, 2009
WVAS Local

Keller Statue Cleared

Montgomery, AL – The U.S. House has cleared the way for Alabama's new statue of Helen Keller to be displayed in the U.S. Capitol complex.
Representatives unanimously approved a resolution accepting the
statue of the Tuscumbia native on Wednesday. The Senate previously
approved a similar resolution.
The statue will be unveiled in the Capitol rotunda on Oct. 7. It
will be permanently displayed in the new Capitol visitor center.
Keller became known worldwide as an educator and advocate for

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12:17pm

Thu October 1, 2009
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State Board of Education Interviews Two-Year College Chancellor Candidates

Montgomery, AL – (AP) - The State Board of Education has set aside two days to interview candidates for chancellor of Alabama's two-year college system.
The interviews begin Thursday in Montgomery and wrap up Friday.
A dozen candidates are scheduled to appear before the board. They
include educators from Alabama and from out-of-state.
The board is looking for a replacement for Bradley Byrne, who
resigned in May to run for governor.

12:53pm

Tue September 29, 2009
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Former State Treasurer George Wallace Jr. Running For His Old Job

Montgomery, AL – (AP) - Former State Treasurer George Wallace Jr. wants his old job back.
Wallace said Tuesday he has decided to run for state treasurer
next year as a Republican.
Wallace said he's running because he wants to solve financial
problems in Alabama's prepaid college tuition plan. The state
treasurer administers the tuition plan, which Wallace got started
during the first of his two terms as state treasurer.
Wallace joins Republican Terry Dunn and Democrat Jeremy Sherer

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12:50pm

Tue September 29, 2009
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GOP to Wrangle With Imprisoned Educators

Montgomery, AL – (AP) - Republicans plan to give priority to a
bill that would stop Alabama teachers from continuing to receive
pay and benefits while in prison on felony convictions that they
are appealing.
The bill would amend the state's teacher tenure law, which was
changed in 2004 with the backing of the Alabama Education
Association. AEA's chief lobbyist, Paul Hubbert, said he agrees
that a teacher in prison should not be paid, but he wants to make
sure the dismissal process is fair.

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12:57pm

Mon September 28, 2009
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Chilton County Woman Battles Federal Government Over Property

Montgomery, AL – (AP) - A Chilton County woman is fighting an
effort by federal prosecutors to seize her home and 40 acres in a
marijuana case against her husband, who committed suicide during
his trial.
Mara Lynn Williams, a cancer survivor who works as a nurse at a
Montgomery hospital, said her husband, Royce, used marijuana for
chronic paid after multiple surgeries.
She was not charged and said she did not know he was growing it
on his property. But federal officials said it is routine to seize

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12:53pm

Mon September 28, 2009
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Alabama Will Receive First Shipments of Swine Flu Vaccine Soon

Montgomery, AL – (AP) - State Health Officer Don Williamson says
the first doses of swine flu vaccine should begin arriving in
Alabama by the end of this week and adequate supplies are expected
to be available by the end of October.
Williamson said at a news conference Monday the state continues
to see an elevated number of influenze-like illnesses.
Williamson said 10 percent of patients at doctor's offices are
reporting flu-like symptoms and that about 5 percent of school
children are missing class because of the flu.

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12:38pm

Mon September 28, 2009
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10:12am

Fri September 25, 2009
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More Information Released on Helicopter Accident That Killed a Wetumpka Man

Montgomery, AL – The National Transportation Safety Board
has released a preliminary report on a helicopter crash that killed
one Federal Aviation Administration employee and critically injured
another.
Preliminary reports, however, don't speculate on the cause of
crashes. It could be months before officials say why the chopper
went down in a Jackson neighborhood Sept. 1.
The report says there was communication with an air traffic
controller while the pilots practiced maneuvers at a Jackson

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10:08am

Fri September 25, 2009
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A Georgia Man Has Been Convicted in a Selma Murder From 2004.

Montgomery, AL – (AP) - A jury in Selma has convicted a Georgia man
of capital murder in a 2004 case and will hear evidence in the
penalty phase of the trial. It could recommend the death penalty.
The jury convicted Quante Rice on Thursday in the shooting death
of 37-year-old Morris Hatcher after deliberating for an hour.
Hatcher was shot to death at a car wash in Selma. Police said
Rice had arrived in a car stolen in the Atlanta area.
A witness identified Rice, who was from College Park, Ga., as
the man who shot Hatcher.

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10:04am

Fri September 25, 2009
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