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12:53pm

Tue September 29, 2009
WVAS Local

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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1:06pm

Thu September 24, 2009
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Finalists to Be Interviewed in Search for Next Postsecondary Education Chancellor

Montgomery, AL – (AP) - Alabama education officials say they
expect to interview finalists as soon as early October for the
vacant position of chancellor of the state's two-year college
system.
Martha Simmons, spokeswoman for the two-year-system, says the
Alabama State Board of Education-Postsecondary Education was
expected to receive a list of applicants on Thursday from the
organization that has been assisting the state in the search for a
chancellor.
She says the system has received 15 applications for the

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1:03pm

Thu September 24, 2009
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An Eighth Person Has Died From Swine Flu in Alabama

Montgomery, AL – (AP) - State health officials say a woman in
her 50s in Dale County in southeast Alabama has died as a result of
swine flu.
Alabama Department of Public Health officials said Thursday
there have now been a total of eight deaths in Alabama attributed
to the virus.
Officials said the death shows the need for Alabama residents to
take precautions such as washing hands to prevent the spread of the
virus and to be immunized for both seasonal and H1N1 influenza when
vaccine becomes available.

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