Alabama

Alabama
2:49 pm
Sat September 27, 2003

No Trend in Alabama Poverty

Birmingham, AL – Alabama is still the nation's economic basement, but at least things aren't getting worse. The Census Bureau estimates that an average of 14-point-six percent of Alabama's four-point-four (M) million residents lived in poverty from 2000 through last year. That's higher than the national average of 11-point-seven percent over the same period and among the nation's worst poverty rates.

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Alabama
2:13 pm
Sat September 27, 2003

Three Auburn Trustees Will Continue to Serve

Montgomery, AL – Three Auburn University trustees whose terms have expired will get to serve a few more months. That's because the state Senate ended its special session yesterday without considering replacements for the three trustees.

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Alabama
10:13 am
Fri September 26, 2003

Flu vaccines will be ready

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Alabama
9:15 am
Fri September 26, 2003

State budgets are nearly complete

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Alabama
9:09 am
Fri September 26, 2003

More National Guard members prepare for Iraq

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Alabama
2:40 pm
Wed September 24, 2003

Judge To Dismiss Most of Lawsuit Against UA

Former Alabama football coach Mike Price speaks after he was fired last Spring
- picture by Brett Tannehill
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Alabama
11:54 am
Sat September 20, 2003

Alabama 47th worst in campaign finance disclosure

Montgomery, AL – Alabamians' access to financial information about campaigns in the state got an "F" in a new national study. The study called "Grading State Disclosure" gave an "F" to 17 states and ranked Alabama 47th among the 50 states. According to the study, Alabama "has significant room to improve."

Only North Dakota, South Carolina and Wyoming rated worse than Alabama. Washington ranked first, followed by Illinois and Massachusetts.

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Alabama
10:39 am
Sat September 20, 2003

Court says judge erred in hog farm case

Montgomery, AL – The Alabama Supreme Court said a DeKalb County judge erred when he ordered the owners of a large hog farm
NOT to restock the farm until they were able to control the odor.

In a five-to-two decision, the Supreme Court said Circuit Judge David Rains shouldn't have issued the order after a jury found the farm did NOT constitute a nuisance.

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Alabama
9:15 am
Fri September 19, 2003

Unemployment rates stay steady

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Alabama
4:49 pm
Thu September 18, 2003

Bush nominates Alabama businessman as ambassador

Washington, DC – President Bush has chosen Alabama businessman William Cabaniss to be U-S ambassador to the Czech Republic.

Cabaniss currently is president and chief executive officer of Precision Grinding Incorporated of Birmingham. Before that, he served in Alabama's Senate and House of Representatives. He earned a bachelor's degree from Vanderbilt University.

Cabaniss' nomination must be approved by the Senate.

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Alabama
2:04 pm
Thu September 18, 2003

Alabama chief justice seeks more time from court

Montgomery, AL – Suspended Chief Justice Roy Moore is seeking to delay the case that could lead to his removal from the Alabama Supreme Court.

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Alabama
1:39 pm
Thu September 18, 2003

Senate committee approves Ten Commandments bill

Montgomery, AL – A state Senate committee approved a proposed constitutional amendment today that provides for the display of the Ten Commandments in state buildings, including public schools.

The bill cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee on a vote of five-to-nothing, but the bill's sponsor doubts it will pass in the current special session of the Legislature.

State Senator Gerald Dial says he expects the state budgets to occupy most of the time. And he predicts few other issues will come up for debate in the Senate.

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Alabama
4:49 pm
Wed September 17, 2003

Chief Justice offers monument to Congress

Montgomery, AL – Roy Moore is taking his batter over religion in government to a national stage. Alabama's now-suspended chief justice said yesterday he is offering his Ten Commandments monument to Congress for display in the U-S Capitol.

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Alabama
3:27 pm
Wed September 17, 2003

Ten Commandments placed on book covers

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Alabama
1:02 pm
Wed September 17, 2003

Eufaula-based national guard unit heading home

Montgomery, AL – Thirty-five members of a Eufaula-based Alabama Army National Guard unit are coming home after almost a year on active duty.

Guard spokesman, Sgt. Martin Dyson, said the 1103rd Corp Support Battalion has been based at Fort Bragg, North Carolina since their deployment in October of last year. He said the unit's soldiers also served in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait and other overseas locations in support of the war on terrorism.

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