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5:49 pm
Wed October 27, 2004

Flu Vaccine Gone in Jefferson County

Birmingham, AL – The Jefferson County Health Department has no more flu vaccines. Health workers are asking county residents NOT to come to the clinics if they are still hoping to become vaccinated. The state health department reports Jefferson County received about nine-thousand-900 doses for distribution Tuesday and Wednesday. A health department spokesperson says more shots are on the way. But, they're not expected to arrive for another four to six weeks.

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Alabama
5:48 pm
Wed October 27, 2004

School Board Wants to Join Landfill Suit

Centre, AL – The Cherokee County Board of Education wants to join a lawsuit concerning a landfill bribery case. Montgomery lobbyist Lanny Young and former Probate Judge Phillip Jordan were charged in the case. Jordan has already agreed to plead guilty. Cherokee County Commissioners had promised local schools one-third of the revenue from the landfill. Now, the school board says the bribery scheme cheated the school system out of money. The Cherokee County Board of Education asked for permission to join the suit Tuesday.

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3:55 pm
Wed October 27, 2004

Election Results from Alabama

Undated –

President

2,568 of 2,577 precincts - 99 percent

x-George W. Bush, GOP (i) 1,174,278 - 63 percent
John F. Kerry, Dem 691,830 - 37 percent
Ralph Nader, Ind 6,777 - 0 percent
Michael Badnarik, Ind 3,530 - 0 percent
Michael Peroutka, Ind 2,007 - 0 percent

U.S. Senate

2,546 of 2,577 precincts - 99 percent

x-Richard Shelby, GOP (i) 1,234,874 - 68 percent
Wayne Sowell, Dem 591,858 - 32 percent

Alabama Supreme Court

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3:54 pm
Wed October 27, 2004

Congressional Candidate Interviews

Undated – Alabama Public Radio has placed several candidate interviews in the section titled "Alabama Election News." Please click on the link above to see and hear the reports.

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Alabama
9:29 am
Wed October 27, 2004

Authorities Say No Injuries from Acid Spill

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Alabama
9:21 am
Wed October 27, 2004

Scrushy Documents Show Conflict

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Alabama
9:18 am
Wed October 27, 2004

Special Elections Results, Close Races

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Alabama
7:12 pm
Tue October 26, 2004

Shrimpers Support Voluntary Fee

Montgomery, AL – Alabama's seafood industry is supporting one amendment that would impose a voluntary fee on its products to fund promotional activities. It's on the statewide ballot because it's a revenue issue and would be handled by the state agriculture department. The seafood industry is trying to compete with cheap foreign shrimp imports. Shrimpers blame those imports for depressing the prices of domestic shrimp.

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Alabama
7:11 pm
Tue October 26, 2004

Amendment Would Empower Some Counties

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Alabama
7:11 pm
Tue October 26, 2004

Lunar Eclipse Will Occur Wednesday

Undated – The nighttime sky will be a little unusual Wednesday. There will be a full lunar eclipse. It will begin around 8:15 P-M, when the moon will begin to pass through the earth's shadow. Astronomers says if the skies are clear, residents can expect to see the moon turn to a deep reddish, orange color. And, as it turns out, the ghoulish look comes very close to the Halloween holiday. The eclipse will take several hours to complete, but astronomers say casual observers can watch it without telescopes or binoculars.

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Alabama
7:10 pm
Tue October 26, 2004

Lee County Landfill Won't Get Atlanta Trash

Opelika, AL – A plan to expand the use of a landfill in Lee County has been rejected. The expansion would have allowed the landfill to accept a thousand additional tons of trash from metro-Atlanta and other parts of Georgia. Waste Away, a subsidiary of Waste Management, would have paid the county 75-cents a ton. But the Lee County Commission voted 5-0 against the plan. Atlanta officials had already decided not to consider Waste Away to handle the removal of metro-Atlanta trash.

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Alabama
8:50 am
Tue October 26, 2004

More Federal Aid Coming to Alabama Counties Hit By Ivan

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Alabama
8:47 am
Tue October 26, 2004

Ivan Effects Still Being Felt in Cost of MobileCo School Construction

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Alabama
8:45 am
Tue October 26, 2004

LeeCo Commission Will Not Allow Georgia Trash Into Area Landfill

Salem, AL – The Lee County Commission has voted unanimously to not allow 1,000 additional tons of trash a day into the Salem landfill. Commissioners rejected the petition from Waste Away Monday night. The Waste Management subsidiary operates the Salem Waste Disposal Center. It had asked the commissionrs to allow the trash from 15 Georgia counties into the landfill. But County Commission Chair Bill English said Monday night that allowing the trash would increase traffic and reduce the life span of the landfill.

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Alabama
6:31 pm
Mon October 25, 2004

Health Departments Begin Offering Flu Shots

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