These are some stories from the 10/1/12 version of Tennessee Valley news update (633, 733, 833am, 304, 404, 504, 604pm) …
HUNTSVILLE, AL - Friday was the last day of work for many Huntsville Times employees and the Times ends seven day delivery this week. There will be no paper delivered today, Tuesday Thursday and Saturday as the newly formed Alabama media group switches its focus to digitally delivered material. The paper had been in continual publication for 102 years.
MONTGOMERY, AL - Just over a month from now, voters will decide whether to tie the pay of 140 Alabama House and Senate members to the state's median household income. State Rep. Mike Ball, R-Madison, proposed the constitutional amendment to roll back some of the controversial 61 percent salary hike that legislators granted themselves in 2007. The proposal, which will appear on the Nov. 2 ballot, would set every legislator's base pay at the state's median annual household income - currently $41,415. If household income rises the next year, lawmakers' pay would go up by the same amount. If statewide income falls, as Ball says occurred during the recession, House and Senate members would get a smaller paycheck.
BIRMINGHAM, AL - Political strategists James Carville and Karl Rove are planning to debate politics during an upcoming appearance in Birmingham. The Birmingham News reports that Carville and Rove are staging debates across the U.S., and will face each other Tuesday at the Birmingham Sheraton Hotel. The debate will take place during the Business Council of Alabama's annual Chairman's Dinner.