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Top News Links: Tuesday, June 19

Whose Water?

The U.S. Supreme Court is slated to decide Thursday whether to intervene in the battle among Alabama, Florida and Georgia over rights to Lake Lanier water. — news4jax

Key APT leaders flee after firings

Four key fundraisers and a board member have resigned from Alabama Public Television after the award-winning leadership team was let go last week. — Birmingham Business Journal

Taxes from Indian casinos?

Supreme Court ruling over Michigan casino adds confusion to Alabama's casino issues. — Mobile Press-Register

Big bounce toward Birmingham?

Sports promoters in Birmingham twitter and trill at prospects of an NBA basketball team bouncing into town. — Birmingham News

Arotech wins $25 million simulator contract

Michigan-based Arotech, with facilities in Auburn, has won a $25 million contract to develop simulations of aircraft refueling boom operations. — Market Watch

Birmingham firm wins $1 million drug development grant

Soluble Therapeutics has been awarded a $1 million federal grant for work on its technology to simplify protein-based drug development.  — Birmingham News

Robertsdale firm to make Lysol brand filters

Quality Filters will start production of Lysol brand air condition filters this summer, a move that could quintuple the work load at the Baldwin County plant. — Mobile Press Register

Whitney Bank note offer

Hancock Bank, parent of Whitney Bank, has announced a cash tender offer for up to $75 million in Whitney notes. — Market Watch

Birmingham firm wins grant to help anthrax vaccine development

A start-up Birmingham biotech firm, Vaxin, has won a $100,000 federal grant to help it work toward development of an anthrax vaccine. — Birmingham News

Manufacturers of the Year to be announced Wednesday

Fourteen companies across Alabama have been nominated as Manufacturers of the Year; winners will be announced Wednesday in Montgomery. — Birmingham News

Southern Company names environmental counsel

Alabama Power parent Southern Company has named Karl Moor to the post of environmental counsel. — Birmingham Business Journal

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