Jefferson County Commissioner David Carrington leads other commissioners into an executive session at the Jefferson County Courthouse in Birmingham, Ala., Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011. Jefferson County ... more 
Jefferson County Commissioner David Carrington leads other commissioners into an executive session at the Jefferson County Courthouse in Birmingham, Ala., Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011. Jefferson County Commissioners are struggling to find a way to avoid declaring bankruptcy. (AP Photo/Dave Martin) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Dave Martin
Thu, Aug 4, 2011 3:15 PM EDT