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10:44 am
Tue May 18, 2004

Habitat for Humanity in Iraq?

Tuscaloosa, AL – The founder of Habitat for Humanity says his organization is ready to turn its attention to rebuilding Iraq.
Alabama native Millard Fuller founded Habitat with his wife in 1969. Habitat is a volunteer-centered organization that has built housing for an estimated 800-thousand people in nearly 90 countries. The organization has already built 500 houses in Afghanistan. Now Fuller says he hopes they can now help ease tensions in Iraq.

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Alabama
10:34 am
Tue May 18, 2004

General Fund Passes, Other Bills Fail

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Alabama
3:18 pm
Mon May 17, 2004

Study Shows Black Students Still Lag Behind

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Alabama
3:06 pm
Mon May 17, 2004

Fire In Downtown Mobile Destroys Buildings

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Alabama
4:55 pm
Fri May 14, 2004

Montgomery Council Approves Tobacco Tax

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Alabama
3:10 pm
Fri May 14, 2004

Justices Step Down from Ballot Case

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Alabama
10:37 am
Fri May 14, 2004

Committee Will Address Budget Differences

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Alabama
4:09 pm
Thu May 13, 2004

Auburn Math Instructor is Teacher of the Year

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APR News Reports
1:56 pm
Thu May 13, 2004

50th Anniversary of Hank Williams' Death

Tuscaloosa, AL – January 1st, 2003 was the 50th anniversary of the day legendary country music singer Hank Williams Senior died. Williams is still considered by many to be one of the greatest country music singers ever. Lance Kinney, host of Alabama Public Radio's Bama Bluegrass, reports on the life and music of Hank Williams Senior.

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APR News Reports
12:40 pm
Thu May 13, 2004

Shape Note Singing in Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL – Shape Note singing has a long and honorable tradition in Alabama. The musical form dates from the 19th century and has taken divergent paths to its current incarnation today. Alabama Public Radio's Lance Kinney brings us some of Shape Note singing's history in the state.

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Alabama
12:07 pm
Thu May 13, 2004

Scrushy Trial May Be Delayed

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APR News Reports
11:29 am
Thu May 13, 2004

Fiddlin' Around in Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL – The fiddle is inextricably linked to the cultural identity of Alabama. Alabama Public Radio's Lance Kinney, host of Alabama Public Radio's Bama Bluegrass, brings us some of the instrument's history in the state.


OUTRO: The preceding report, which originally aired in July 2003, was written by Kathie Farnell and produced by Alabama Public Radio's news department. The report was supported in part by funding from the Alabama State Council on the Arts.

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Alabama
11:07 am
Thu May 13, 2004

Alabama's Senators View More Abuse Photos

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APR News Reports
3:06 pm
Wed May 12, 2004

Snack Food Wars

Tuscaloosa, AL – Vending machines at public school campuses are being targeted for their unhealthy snacks. The issue is gaining ground across the nation. Alabama Public Radio's Butler Cain recently spoke with Regan Jones, a registered dietician and a spokesperson for the Southeast Dairy Association. She says school systems are required to provide healthy meals, but she says they aren't setting a proper example when it comes to snack time.

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Alabama
12:56 pm
Wed May 12, 2004

Gas Prices Hit Another High

Birmingham, AL – It's beginning to become routine, but gas prices have reached another all-time high in the state. The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is one dollar-82 cents. That's an increase of 40-cents since the first of the year. It's 43-cents higher than a year ago. The national average for regular gas is one dollar-93 cents per gallon. The middle grade fuels are selling for an average of two-dollars-five cents a gallon, and premium gas costs about two-dollars-12 cents.

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