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Top 9@9 for February 25, 2013

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1. President Barack Obama says concerns about automatic spending cuts are already affecting the economy. Obama told a Governors' gathering that companies are already preparing layoff notices.

2. Booze was rolling in to Rogersville on Monday. For the first time, it is legal to buy alcohol in the town after its sale was voted legal in November.

3. Decatur patrol cars are sporting a new paint scheme. The new 2013 Chevy Caprices are replacing older cars in the fleet.

4. The River City is using $300,000 in federal grant money to add to its bike trail. Construction on the trail began over a decade ago with a goal of looping around the city.

5. BP attorney Mike Brock acknowledged errors in judgement in his opening statements. The Gulf Oil Spill trial is designed to help figure out exactly how much more BP and other companies should pay for the nation's worst offshore oil spill.

6. A fiery chain of events took place in Atlanta. A large tree fell on top of a home, pulling down power and gas lines. That sparked a fire that spread to a neighbor's home.

7. A Baptist church in Georgia is offering an incentive to attract more men to its flock. It's called God, Guns, and Guys.

8. There is no relief at the pump as gas prices jumped 20 cents over the past two weeks. The average in Huntsvile is $3.63.

9. With the U.S. economy still sluggish, Americans aren't cutting what they spend on their pets. Last year an estimated $52 billion dollars was spent on animals.  That's up 5%  from 2011.

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