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10:42am

Wed February 11, 2009
WVAS Local

WVAS Newscast

Montgomery,Alabama – Listen, now, to some of the stories making headlines in the WVAS newsroom. Send your news items to Tana Shealey via e-mail at tshealey@alasu.edu or call 229-4783.

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10:21am

Wed February 11, 2009
WVAS Local

Montgomery Public School Board Will Close Three Schools

Montgomery, Alabama – Teachers, administrators, and students today are reacting to plans by the Montgomery County Board of Education to close three of its schools.

The system is closing Hayneville Road, Paterson and Pintlala Elementary schools at the end of this school year.

School Superintendent John Dilworth called for the closures to save the district $2.2 million dollars.

Dilworth says the system faces a budget shortfall of nearly $28 million dollars next fiscal year which begins on October 1.

8:30am

Wed February 11, 2009
WVAS Local

Alabama's Senators Vote Against Stimulus Package

Montgomery, Alabama – Alabama's two senators, Jeff Sessions and Richard Shelby, both Republicans, voted against the economic stimulus plan that passed Tuesday in the U.S. Senate.

Shelby, Alabama's senior senator, speaking in Montgomery just prior to the vote is critical of the measure. Shelby said he does not believe the stimulus plan should be the focus of attention; instead, Shelby argues the government should work to correct the nation's banking system.

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8:20am

Wed February 11, 2009
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Alabama Legislature Returns to Work Following Stall in Senate Tuesday

Montgomery, Alabama – State lawmakers get back to work today after the Senate spent Tuesday,its first full work day of the legislative session,stalled in a filibuster.

Democratic State Senator Phil Pool of Tuscaloosa stalled senate action because he was upset that lawmakers from outside Tuscaloosa County became involved in a sewer line issue in his home county.

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10:06am

Tue February 10, 2009
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WVAS Newscast

Montgomery, Alabama – Listen,now, to some of the stories making headlines in the WVAS newsroom.

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8:42am

Tue February 10, 2009
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Alabama Takes Drug Company To Court

Montgomery, Alabama –
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Opening statements are to be given in
the trial of the state of Alabama's lawsuit accusing generic drug
producer Sandoz Inc. of overpricing.
Attorneys for the state and for Sandoz will give the opening
statements beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday in Montgomery County Circuit
Judge Charles Price's courtroom.
A jury of eight men and six women was chosen Monday to hear the
trial. The jury includes two alternates.
Sandoz is one of more than 70 companies the state sued in 2005

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8:38am

Tue February 10, 2009
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Montgomery Neighborhood Associations Hold Mayoral Forum

Montgomery, Alabama – A group of neighborhood associations in Montgomery is planning their second mayoral forum this evening.

Calling it the "Montgomery Super Tuesday Power Debates" organizers will hold a candidates forum this evening at the Golden Lady Complex at 2530 E. South Boulevard. The event gets underway at 6:30 and is free and open to the public.

The Montgomery mayoral election will be held March 10th.

8:29am

Tue February 10, 2009
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Montgomery Man Convicted of Reckless Murder in the Death of a Three Year Old

Montgomery, Alabama – A guilty verdict is handed down by a Montgomery jury in the case of a three year old boy's death.

A jury Monday found 23 year old Sean Howard guilty of reckless murder in the shooting death of 3 year old Sequoyah Jackson. The little boy was hit by a stray bullet while playing in his Regency Park neighborhood last year.

Howard had been charged with capital murder, but the jury returned the reckless murder verdict after deliberating for much of Friday and Monday in the case.

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7:45am

Fri February 6, 2009
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Three Auburn Girls Die of Same Rare Illness

Auburn,Alabama – AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Extensive tests by the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention in Atlanta show that three young Auburn
girls who died suddenly last year were all struck by the same rare
illness.
Lee County coroner Bill Harris said 7-year-old Katherine
Langford, 10-year-old Kaylee Allison and 7-year-old Brianea Thomas
died from Myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle, in
June, August and November, respectively.
He said the deaths have been ruled natural and the families did

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7:39am

Fri February 6, 2009
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Sentator Rodger Smitherman Elevated to a New Post

Montgomery, Alabama – MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Birmingham Democratic Sen. Rodger
Smitherman has been elected president pro tem of the Alabama
Senate. Union Grove Democrat Hinton Mitchem resigned the position
Thursday. The president pro tem is the top spot that a senator can
hold.

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