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Montgomery, Alabama – MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Officials at Mobile-based International
Shipholding Corp. are monitoring the piracy incident off the coast
of Somalia closely.
The vessel is owned by Maersk USA and leased to International
Shipholding, under what is known as a bareboat charter. The firm
says it has had such relationships with Maersk for the past three
to five years.
Pirates took Capt. Richard Phillips as a hostage after an attack
on the M/V Maersk Alabama on Wednesday. A standoff continues.

Montgomery, Alabama –
Montgomery businessman Dick Brewbaker says he is considering making a run to serve in the Alabama Senate.

Brewbaker served in the Alabama House from 2002 - 2006. He currently serves on the Pike Road Town Council.

The Republican says his decision to run will be based on plans of State Senator Larry Dixon who is currently serving his seventh term in the Senate.

Brewbaker says he will form an exploratory committee in June.

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

April 9,2009 – MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A summary of action in the Alabama
Legislature on Wednesday, a committee meeting day:
COMMITTEES
-House Committee on County and Municipal Government approved a
bill that would prevent country sheriffs from keeping unspent money
allocated for feeding prisoners. Goes to House.
-House Public Safety Committee delayed action on a bill that
would allow law enforcement officers to impound a vehicle after an
accident or a moving violation if the owner does not have proof of

Montgomery, Alabama –
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A state Senate committee has approved
legislation that would give cities and counties the authority to
remove their local sales taxes on groceries.
The Senate Governmental Affairs Committee voted 5-1 Tuesday for
the bill by Republican Sen. Arthur Orr of Decatur. Orr's bill now
goes to the Senate.
Orr said city councils and county commissions currently don't
have the authority to exempt groceries from their local sales
taxes.

Birmingham,Alabama –
(AP) - State Rep. Earl Hilliard Junior said Monday he would seek the 7th District congressional seat once held by his father, who in 1992 became Alabama's first black congressman since Reconstruction.
The 39-year-old Hilliard announced his campaign for the
Democratic nomination during a downtown kickoff attended by
supporters including his father, Earl Hilliard Sr.
The younger Hilliard, a lawyer and independent filmmaker, said
he would be "my own man" as he tries to combat the crushing

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

Montgomery, Alabama – The Alabama State University's Office of Career Services will hold its Spring Career Fair today.

More than 40 different businesses from commercial to state and government sectors will have representatives on hand looking for potential employees.

The career fair will be held from 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the ASU Acadome.

Montgomery, Alabama –
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Three weeks into spring, its feeling a
lot like winter.
National Weather Service meteorologists have posted freeze
watches and warnings through early Tuesday) morning
for dozens of counties statewide.
Some areas could see readings plummet into the upper 20s to
lower 30s.
So, you will definitely need those coats and scarves.
Subfreezing temps also mean farmers and gardeners should protect
crops and flowers already showing off spring blooms.

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

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