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8:25am

Tue May 5, 2009
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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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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
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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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9:17am

Mon May 4, 2009
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Madison County Schools Reopen Today

Huntsville, Alabama –
(AP) - The Huntsville area is trying to get back to normal after a scare with swine flu.
Most public schools in the county reopen on Monday, although elementary schools in the city of Madison will remain closed until May 14. That's because the state's first confirmed case of the flu was found in a kindergartner at Heritage Elementary School.
Youth activities including the child development center also are reopening at Redstone Arsenal.

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8:27am

Fri May 1, 2009
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8:24am

Fri May 1, 2009
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Lawmakers Give Final Approval to Education Budget

Montgomery, Alabama –
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A summary of action in the Alabama
Legislature on Thursday, the 25th meeting day of the regular
session:
HOUSE
-Gave final approval to a bill to complete deregulation of the
phone business in Alabama. Goes to governor.
-Gave final approval to a bill to require hospitals to report to
the state health department when patients acquire infections inside
the hospital. Goes to governor.
-Approved a bill to permit construction of a building to replace

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8:20am

Fri May 1, 2009
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Prattville CityFest Continues Despite Flu Threat

Montgomery, Alabama – Prattville City officials say the threat of swine flu will not stop Prattville CityFes.

The 23rd annual Prattville CityFest gets underway tonight at 6 o'clock in downtown Prattville.

Mayor Jim Byard says officials with the Alabama Department of Public Health and the Autauga County Emergency Management Agency will have booths at the event to answer any questions residents may have.

140 arts, crafts, and food vendors are scheduled to participate in the event tonight and Saturday.

7:34am

Wed April 29, 2009
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