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Top 9@9 for September 11, 2012

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1. UAHuntsville shooter Amy Bishop pleaded guilty in Madison County Circuit Court Tuesday afternoon. She will not be eligible for the death penalty as part of her plea.

2. The names of nearly three thousand victims of the 9/11 attacks were read at 8:46 Tuesday morning, marking the time the first hijacked airliner hit the World Trade Center. Tuesday marked 11 years since the worst attack on US soil.

3. On the campaign trail, President Obama and Mitt Romney took a break from bitter attacks. Instead, they focused on remembrance.

4. In the Valley, a group of Madison police officers remembered 9/11 as the time they traveled to Ground Zero to assist the New York City Police Department. The officers worked at security check points in the days following the attack.

5. Teachers in Madison County Schools used the anniversary of the attack as a history lesson. Most students at Central School are too young to remember the day.

6. 135 new jobs are headed to the Shoals as the Tasus Corporation builds a 100,000 square foot manufacturing plant in Florence. The company makes plastic components for automobiles.

7. A Decatur-built Atlas V Rocket is set for lift off Thursday from Vanderberg Air Force Base in California. It will deliver 11 small payloads to space.

8. Don Siegelman is now behind bars. The former Alabama Governor reported to federal prison in Louisiana before 2 P.M. Tuesday afternoon. He's serving a 6 and a half year sentence for bribery and corruption.

9. Apple's iPhone 5 is expected to make its debut on Wednesday. Experts say the device could give a jolt to the US economy by selling around eight million of the devices during the fourth quarter.

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