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.
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.
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