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Arsonists Strike Again

Posted: 01/31/2009 - Police check four more fires in arson-plagued Pa. area

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Feb 1 Today in History

Updated: 02/01/2009 - Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 1, 2003, the space shuttle Columbia broke up during re-entry, killing all seven of its crew members: Commander Rick Husband; pilot William McCool; Michael Anderson; Kalpana Chawla; David Brown; Laurel Clark; and Ilan Ramon, the first Israeli in space.

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The Rain Machine

Updated: 01/31/2009 - Attempts to draw rain from the skies are nearly as old as civilization itself. There is no end to what has been tried. The Greeks used prayer along with the dipping of an oak bough into spring water. In other parts of the world, during severe droughts, holy images are drenched daily until rain comes. The magician of a tribe in Australia appealed for rain by putting water into his mouth and squirting it over himself and everything nearby. In some cases part of the rainmaking magic was using something black to stimulate the clouds (because clouds that produce rain are often somewhat darker than non-raining, fair-weather clouds.) In ancient India people would face a black horse to the west and rub him with a black cloth until he neighed. It was thought that the neighing imitated thunder.

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WWE comes to the Dothan Civic Center

Updated: 02/01/2009 - Excitement is building for the Super Bowl, but Saturday night many sports fans are headed to the Dothan Civic Center for an up close wrestling experience.

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Gambling Tax Lacks Support

Updated: 02/01/2009 - An Associated Press survey of the Alabama Legislature finds many lawmakers have no desire to expand and tax gambling as a way to ease the state's financial woes.

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Charges filed in salmonella outbreak

Updated: 02/01/2009 - Federal health officials have opened a criminal investigation into the Georgia peanut-processing plant at the center of the national salmonella outbreak.

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Alabama AG seeks Sex offenders' computer Names

Updated: 01/31/2009 - State Attorney General Troy King says the government doesn't do enough to keep up with the 10,605 registered sex offenders living throughout Alabama.

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GA DOT Board Member Anderson Quitting

Posted: 01/31/2009 - Raybon Anderson of Statesboro, who represents the 12th Congressional District on Georgia's Board of Transportation, says he's resigning effective Feb. 17.

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Budget cuts means less substitute teachers

Updated: 01/31/2009 - A central Florida high school principal says he doesn't have the money to pay substitute teachers so students are forced to sit in the gym for nearly an hour when their teachers are absent.

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Alabamians help Sunshine State lotto sales

Updated: 01/30/2009 - While lottery tickets and scratch offs may be illegal in Alabama, it is not stopping a number of residents from traveling south to the Florida state line.

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Bright Interview

Updated: 01/30/2009 - Congressman Bobby Bright made a stop in Dothan to meet with constituents.

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Number of GED test takers increases in Wiregrass

Updated: 01/30/2009 - Twenty-four-percent of Wiregrass residents never graduated from high school. Wallace Community College is working to help those without a GED reach their goals.

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