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Top 9@9 for February 11, 2013

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1. A Lawrence County man was busted with more than one thousand dollars in funny money. Police found the fake cash while arresting him on drug charges.

2. A North Alabama lawmaker is working with Valley Superintendents to garner support for a bill that would put school calendar control back in the hands of each district.

3. Financial experts say the fiscal cliff agreement in Washington will cut funding for Alabama's public schools and colleges by at least $70 million annually. The state provides its citizens with a tax deduction for federal taxes paid.

4. Pope Benedict is stepping down at the end of February. The 85 year old is the first pontiff to do so in 600 years.

5. NASA launched its most advanced earth observing satellite into space Monday. The Landsat Data Continuity Mission will provide more detailed information about Earth's surface.

6. Gas prices are up 25 cents from two weeks ago with a national average of $3.59. In Huntsville, the average is $3.40.

7. Zinepaks are proving print media is not dead. The zines often focus on a single celebrity or band. The new products can be found on store shelves and online.

8. Gloomy weather was raining on the Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans. Monday's Lundi Gras or Fat Monday celebrations are the final festivities before Mardi Gras.

9. We have a look at the destruction behind the EF-3 tornado that ripped through Southern Mississippi. Although 63 people were treated for injuries, no one was killed.

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