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10:09am

Tue March 10, 2009
WVAS Local

Montgomery Undergoes Budget Cuts

Montgomery, Alabama – The next mayor of Montgomery will grapple with a disturbing trend sales tax revenues in the Capital City are down 11.3 percent for January.

This as neighboring Prattville reports a 70 percent increase in sales tax revenue collections.

Montgomery's sales tax revenue is down about $4 million from this time last year. Interim Mayor Charles Jingright has placed the city under a two percent budget cut for all departments that could free up about $3 million.

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8:40am

Tue March 10, 2009
WVAS Local

Low Voter Turnout Predicted, Despite Optimism

Montgomery, Alabama – The polls are open in Montgomery as residents pick the next mayor of the capital city. Election officials are hoping for a larger turnout, but if absentee ballots are any indication,that won't happen.

Montgomery Election Center officials say just shy of 490 absentee ballots were turned in by Friday. While Monday was the final day to turn absentee ballots in, the Montgomery Election Center says it will accept absentee ballots that arrive in the mail by noon today. In the last mayoral election, only 34 percent of registered voters cast ballots.

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8:36am

Tue March 10, 2009
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WVAS Newscast

Montgomery,Alabama – Listen,now, to some of the stories making headlines in the WVAS newsroom this Tuesday, March 10,2009. Send your news items to Tana Shealey via e-mail at tshealey@alasu.edu or call the newsroom at 334-229-4783.

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8:35am

Mon March 9, 2009
WVAS Local

Mayoral Election in Montgomery Tuesday

Montgomery, Alabama – Montgomery residents head to the polls Tuesday for a special election to name its next Mayor.

The mayoral election is being held to fill the seat left vacant by Bobby Bright, who won a seat in Congress. Interim Mayor, Charles Jinright is not running for the post.

The six candidates for Mayor include: Michael Briddell, Willie Cook, Jon Dow, Jay King, Scott Simmons and Todd Strange.

Polls open at 7:00 a.m. Tuesday morning. WVAS will have election results when the polls close tomorrow night beginning in the 7 o'clock hour.

8:31am

Mon March 9, 2009
WVAS Local

WVAS Newscast

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

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9:51am

Fri March 6, 2009
WVAS Local

The Late Coretta Scott King Receive Alabama Honor

Marion, Alabama – The late civil rights activist, Coretta Scott King, has been inducted into the Alabama Women's Hall of Fame.

Coretta Scott King, the wife of slain civil rights leader, The Reverend Martin Luther King Junior, helped her husband in his efforts to end segregation and win voting rights for Blacks in South.

Mrs. King, who died in 2006 at the age of 78, was reared in Marion, Alabama.

During the ceremony Thursday, Bernice King, the youngest of the King's children unveiled a plaque erected at Judson College honoring her mother.

9:43am

Fri March 6, 2009
WVAS Local

WVAS Newscast

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

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8:48am

Thu March 5, 2009
WVAS Local

A Brief on Legislative Action

Montgomery, Alabama – (AP) - A summary of action in the Alabama
Legislature on Wednesday, a committee meeting day:
COMMITEES
-Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill that would prohibit
a judge from imposing a death sentence in a capital murder case if
the jury recommended life in prison without parole. Goes to Senate.
-Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill to provide a 180-day
moratorium on foreclosures on some types of home loans. Goes to
Senate.
-Senate Confirmations Committee delayed consideration of the

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8:33am

Thu March 5, 2009
WVAS Local

WVAS Newsroom

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

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10:16am

Wed March 4, 2009
WVAS Local

Pre-Paid College Tuition Program Struggles in Current Economy

Montgomery, Alabama – PREPAID TUITION

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