Jefferson County Commissioners T. Joe Knight, left, David Carrington, center, and James Stephens talk before they meet about the Jefferson County bankruptcy on Friday, Aug. 12, 2011 in Birmingham, ... more 
Jefferson County Commissioners T. Joe Knight, left, David Carrington, center, and James Stephens talk before they meet about the Jefferson County bankruptcy on Friday, Aug. 12, 2011 in Birmingham, Ala. Jefferson County commissioners have delayed a decision for two weeks while negotiating with creditors. Members say they expect to vote Friday on whether to accept a settlement offer or file bankruptcy over more than $4 billion in debt. (AP Photo/Butch Dill) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Butch Dill
Fri, Aug 12, 2011 11:08 AM EDT