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Oil spill at 4 million gallons; Mobile Bay protection plan stymied by currents

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Strong currents have knocked down some of the 50-foot-long wood piling set under water to anchor boom across the Mobile Bay, leaving state officials looking for a new option to block a Gulf oil spill that officials said Monday tops 4 million gallons.

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on May 11, 2010 at 05:50 AM

Advertiser editorial -- Spill's potential state impact huge

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Ice crystals inside a containment dome have forced BP officials to temporarily abandon trying to contain an oil spill off the Gulf Coast for at least a day or two, which means that almost 150 gallons of oil a minute will continue to spew into waters off the coast of Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida.

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on May 11, 2010 at 05:50 AM

Officials estimate 3.5 million gallons of oil have spilled into Gulf

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ON THE GULF OF MEXICO -- A growing collection of crippled equipment littered the ocean floor Sunday near a ruptured oil well gushing crude into the Gulf of Mexico, the remnants of a massive rig that exploded weeks ago and the failed efforts since to cap the leak.

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on May 10, 2010 at 06:50 AM

Alabama uses up $4.2M appliance rebates

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Alabama consumers have reserved the entire $4.2 million available for appliance rebates in less than three weeks.

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on May 10, 2010 at 06:50 AM

Beachlovers, business owners fear oil spill's effects

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ALONG THE GULF COAST -- Teresa Waller walked the beach of Gulf Shores thinking about memories of family trips there as a child. She drove the 30 minutes from her home in Robertsdale for another walk Wednesday, wanting to remember the sandy white beaches before oil washed up on the Alabama Gulf Coast.

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on May 10, 2010 at 06:50 AM

Ala. researchers find oil chunks approaching coast (AP)

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AP - Dauphin Island Sea Lab researchers say they believe parts of the oil slick are closer to the northern Gulf coast than previously thought.

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on May 07, 2010 at 03:50 PM

Gulf Coast oil spill scams include 'miracle chemicals' for beach cleanups

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As a two-week-old oil slick threatens to wash ashore, local officials warned consumers Thursday to look out for scams associated with cleanup efforts.

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on May 07, 2010 at 06:50 AM

Alabama residents use up all $4.2 million in appliance rebates

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Alabama consumers have reserved the entire $4.2 million available for appliance rebates in less than three weeks.

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on May 07, 2010 at 06:20 AM

Oil spill raising prices at Gulf Coast seafood restaurants

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MOBILE, Ala. -- This is one of the busiest weekends of the year for restaurants in the Mobile area, with the Mother's Day holiday and a series of graduations.

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on May 07, 2010 at 06:20 AM

Gulf oil spill ruining vibe on `redneck Riviera'

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GULF SHORES, Ala. -- Confederate-flag bikinis. An entire festival focused on a fish-tossing contest. Countless nights ended at bars on beaches of pure white sand, the strains of local boy Jimmy Buffett's odes to drinking and sailing mixing with the surf.

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on May 07, 2010 at 05:50 AM