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Ala. group works to spare historic sites from sale

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Historical Commission officials say they're working to save some of the state's historic sites from being sold despite an audit outlining the possible sale of some landmarks.

Commission Director Frank White told Al.com on Monday (http://bit.ly/1rbxWZV ) that a five-year plan to cut costs and boost revenue are expected to help the organization stave off sales of popular historical properties. If sales do become necessary White says Fort Morgan, Old Cahawba and the state Capitol building won't be among the sites being considered.

A recent state audit indicated the commission could carry a negative cash balance in fiscal year 2015. The commission owns 13 historical properties that are open to the public and has faced budget cuts since 2008.

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