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10:44am

Thu April 9, 2009
WVAS Local

Mobile Company Closely Watches Piracy

Montgomery, Alabama – MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Officials at Mobile-based International
Shipholding Corp. are monitoring the piracy incident off the coast
of Somalia closely.
The vessel is owned by Maersk USA and leased to International
Shipholding, under what is known as a bareboat charter. The firm
says it has had such relationships with Maersk for the past three
to five years.
Pirates took Capt. Richard Phillips as a hostage after an attack
on the M/V Maersk Alabama on Wednesday. A standoff continues.

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10:27am

Thu April 9, 2009
WVAS Local

Montgomery Businessman Eyes Senate Seat

Montgomery, Alabama –
Montgomery businessman Dick Brewbaker says he is considering making a run to serve in the Alabama Senate.

Brewbaker served in the Alabama House from 2002 - 2006. He currently serves on the Pike Road Town Council.

The Republican says his decision to run will be based on plans of State Senator Larry Dixon who is currently serving his seventh term in the Senate.

Brewbaker says he will form an exploratory committee in June.

9:22am

Thu April 9, 2009
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WVAS Newscast

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9:48am

Tue April 7, 2009
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Hilliard Junior to Seek Father's Old Post

Birmingham,Alabama –
(AP) - State Rep. Earl Hilliard Junior said Monday he would seek the 7th District congressional seat once held by his father, who in 1992 became Alabama's first black congressman since Reconstruction.
The 39-year-old Hilliard announced his campaign for the
Democratic nomination during a downtown kickoff attended by
supporters including his father, Earl Hilliard Sr.
The younger Hilliard, a lawyer and independent filmmaker, said
he would be "my own man" as he tries to combat the crushing

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9:30am

Tue April 7, 2009
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WVAS Newscast

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9:15am

Tue April 7, 2009
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Career Fair at ASU

Montgomery, Alabama – The Alabama State University's Office of Career Services will hold its Spring Career Fair today.

More than 40 different businesses from commercial to state and government sectors will have representatives on hand looking for potential employees.

The career fair will be held from 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the ASU Acadome.

9:14am

Mon April 6, 2009
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WVAS Newscast

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8:34am

Mon April 6, 2009
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Gas Prices Creep Up

Montgomery, Alabama – You may have noticed that its costing a little more to gas up your vehicle these days, but prices are not expected to increase much more over the next few weeks.

The average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline is $1.95 per gallon. That's ten cents more than Alabamians paid one month ago.

AAA Alabama Spokesman Clay Ingram says gas prices are about half of what they were this time last year.

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8:49am

Fri April 3, 2009
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Furlough Plan Fails

Montgomery, Alabama – The State Personnel Board says layoffs appear to be the only solution for state agencies which are dealing with budget cuts.

This from State personnel Director Jackie Graham after a legislative committee blocked a plan that would have furloughed state employees for up to 24 days a year.

The governor has ordered most state agencies to try to cut spending by 10 percent because of a decline in state tax collections.

Alabama State Employees Association officials argue that neither furlough nor layoffs are necessary.

8:43am

Fri April 3, 2009
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WVAS Newscast

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