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9:17am

Wed May 6, 2009
WVAS Local

Auburn City Councilman Apologizes for Removing Confederate Flags

Auburn,Alabama –
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - An Auburn city councilman has apologized for
removing miniature confederate battle flags from the graves of
confederate soldiers.
Arthur Dowdell, who represents Ward 1, read the statement at
Tuesday night's city council meeting. The apology was made to
members of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Sons of
Confederate Veterans.
Dowdell was criticized for removing the flags at Pine Hill
Cemetery on April 23rd.

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8:20am

Wed May 6, 2009
WVAS Local

Bill Affecting High School Drop Out Age

Montgomery, Alabama – (AP) - A bill to raise the age when students in
Alabama can drop out of school from 16 to 17 has neared final
passage in the Alabama Legislature.
The bill sponsored by Republican Sen. Arthur Orr of Decatur
passed the House 91-3 Tuesday night.
The bill was amended in the House to include language that would
require 17-year-olds to get parental permission to drop out. The
bill returns to the Senate because of changes by the House.
Some House members expressed concern it would cost the state

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8:19am

Wed May 6, 2009
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7:22am

Wed May 6, 2009
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Criminals in Mobile Steal Thousands with Worthless Checks

Mobile, Alabama –
CALVERT, Ala. (AP) - Store owners near the ThyssenKrupp steel
mill site in north Mobile County say they've lost thousands of
dollars in a bad-check scheme.
A sign that says 'No ID: No $" now hangs above the check
cashing counter at the BP station in Calvert. It went up after more
than $10,000 worth of bad checks were cashed in one day. Owner
David Boshell says his business had a considerable amount of
counterfeit checks to bounce.
Down the road, at the Shell station more than $8,000 worth of

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8:30am

Tue May 5, 2009
WVAS Local

AHSAA Resumes Postseason Play

Montgomery, Alabama –
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama receiver Julio Jones has
undergone surgery to repair a sports hernia. Jones is expected to
be back for fall camp. Last season, Jones had 58 catches for 924
yards and was a second-team Associated Press All-Southeastern
Conference pick.

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8:25am

Tue May 5, 2009
WVAS Local

Bruno's Grocery Chain Sold for Millions

Birmingham, Alabama – (AP) - A federal judge has approved the sale of the Birmingham-based Bruno's Supermarkets chain to a grocery wholesaler.
U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Benjamin Cohen on Monday approved the sale of the bankrupt grocery chain to Southern Family Markets of Birmingham, the retail arm of New Hampshire-based C&S Wholesale Grocers.
Bruno's, which has 56 stores in Alabama and the Florida panhandle, sold them for $45.8 million.
Southern Family Markets plans to continue operating 31 stores,
but 25 will be closed and sold.

8:19am

Tue May 5, 2009
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WVAS Newscast

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7:27am

Tue May 5, 2009
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Woman Wins Lawsuit Against Hyundai

Montgomery, Alabama – A former Hyundai Motors Manufacturing Alabama employee wins a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the company- at issue: sexual harassment.

A jury awarded Tammy Edwards $6 MILLION in her claim that she was harassed and retaliated against when she reported the harassment back in 2006.

Hyundai officials say they are examining options to appeal within the next few weeks.

7:16am

Tue May 5, 2009
WVAS Local

Second Largest Klan Group Shows Declining Membership

Montgomery, Alabama –
The Southern Poverty Law Center says membership is down in the second largest Klan group in the country.

This after the SPLC six months ago won a $2.5 million civil judgment against a Kentucky based Imperial Klans of America for severely beating a Latino man who was attending a county fair.

Despite the lower numbers in IKA membership, the number of named Klan groups nationwide increased last year from 155 chapters to 186 chapters.

9:43am

Mon May 4, 2009
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WVAS Newscast

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