Ala. woman invited to Obama whistle stop tour

WASHINGTON (AP) - President-elect Barack Obama has invited a group of "everyday Americans" including an Alabama woman to join him and Vice President-elect Joe Biden on a Whistle Stop Tour.

Lilly Ledbetter of Jacksonville is one of 18 people invited to participate in the trip from Philadelphia to Washington on the Saturday before Inauguration Day.

Obama's presidential inaugural committee announced the plans for the train ride on Wednesday.

The event adds another element to the expanding parties and events associated with Obama's and Biden's oath taking Jan. 20 at the West Front of the U.S. Capitol.

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