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Top News Links: Tuesday, May 8

Services lag in bankrupt Jefferson County

Bloomberg details effects of Jefferson County's bankruptcy, from uncollected trash and damaged roads to license plate lines so long the county had to add portable restrooms, describing the mess as the end-product of conservative anti-tax movements. — Bloomberg Businessweek

Business group backs tax plan for Jefferson County

Birmingham Business Alliance has urged state lawmakers to approve a bill that would allow bankrupt Jefferson County to reinstate an occupational tax. — Birmingham News

Books-A-Million reviewing offer

Alabama bookseller appoints team of business and legal experts to review Anderson family's bid to buy out stock and take company private. — Birmingham News

Vets charity funds don't reach vets

Blowing whistle on Disabled Veterans National Foundation, Birmingham veterans' service provider says it received only hand sanitizer, candy and dress shoes though charity raised more than $55 million. — CNN

Bail bondsmen fear effects of new fee

A bill that would add a $35 filing fee for bail bonds — with money earmarked for budget-strappeds — could undercut entire bond process, bondsmen say. — WHNT-TV

Vulcan shares up after takeover try delayed

Shares of Birmingham-based aggregates producer Vulcan Materials were up Monday, after a Delaware court delayed any attempt at a hostile takeover by smaller rival Martin Marietta Materials. — Bloomberg Business Week

Defining the fine line between donations and bribery

The U.S. Department of Justice defended its case against former Gov. Don Siegelman, which hinges on definitions of political donations and bribery.  — Mobile Press-Register

Widower wins $500,000 in wrongful death suit

Jury awards $500,000 to Jackson County man who sued his late wife's doctor for wrongful death; most commenters question verdict and back doctor. — Huntsville Times

Adtran deal completed

Adtran completes purchase of Nokia Siemens fixed-line broadband access. — Channel Partners Online

Attack plans in development for tar mat

Officials scramble to deal with undersea tar mat off Alabama's beaches, discovered over the weekend, before tourist time. — Mobile Press-Register

Arrest in Kimberly gambling case

Indictment unsealed against Robert Taylor of Warrior in case that involved gambling machines in private homes. — Birmingham News

Home prices flounder

Home prices are higher than last month but lower than last year, CoreLogic reported today. — Market Watch

Huntsville growing

City-sponsored community garden program opens in Huntsville. — Huntsville Times

Hoover plans adaptable traffic controls on US 280

ALDOT and the city of Hoover are working on a new plan for "adaptive" traffic controls along U.S. 280. The new system will affect 25 intersections. — Shelby County Reporter

Fitness center in the works

National Fitness Center's first Alabama facility is underway in Vestavia Hills; $25 million facility to open in mid 2013. — Birmingham News

Alabama industry jobs steady

Alabama Manufacturers Register, published in Illinois, says the state lost only 129 industrial jobs last year and now has 5,515 manufacturers employing 302,511 workers. — Market Watch

Caveat Emptor — American Airlines tries to cut loyal customer benefits

When American Airlines needed cash 30 years ago, it offered a $350,000 fly-all-you-want pass and sold a number of them; now they say it costs them too much and look for ways to trim benefits. — Los Angeles Times

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