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November 6, 2012

The Times' Morning Update for Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012

Early weather, traffic and community news

Staff Reports
The Cullman Times

CULLMAN — Good morning, readers, today is Vote Day! Here’s what else is going on in the county:



Traffic:



The Cullman City Street Department will be repairing a pipe on Lorring Road, between Rosemont and Denson Ave.



Weather:



Today there’ll be a 40 percent chance of rain, mainly before noon. Cloudy, with a high near 55. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the afternoon.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Calm wind.



Best bets:



Dinner and an auction! Cullman Christian School’s holiday dinner and auction will be held at 6 p.m. Nov. 6, at Stone Bridge Farm, 157 County Road 717, Cullman 35055. Tickets are $20/person or $35/couple. All proceeds go to Cullman Christian School. For more information, and to purchase tickets, contact the school office at 256-734-0734 or contact lsmith@cullmanchristian.org.



For prospective adoptive parents: Children of the World will hold an adoption information meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 at First Baptist Church of Fairview, 122 Welcome Road, at 6:30 p.m. Children of the World has programs in Russia, China and India. Info: Darla Brown at 256-796-7111.



Sign up for the Yellow Dot program: Residents in the Vinemont area will soon be able to sign up for their Yellow Dot and Yellow Dot Package from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 6, at the Vinemont Scout House. This program, which is intended to assist citizens following a vehicle accident when occupants may not be able to communicate for themselves, includes a Yellow Dot sticker to place in the rear window of one’s motor vehicle, as well as a yellow folder with pertinent, critical and helpful information for law enforcement/rapid responders, which will be kept in the glove compartment of one’s vehicle. The sticker notifies the officials on site that potential life-saving information, as well as identifying information, is on hand following a vehicle wreck. For more information, call the Northeast Alabama Traffic Safety Office at 256-549-8142 or visit their website at www.adeca.alabama.gov. Other places to sign up are the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office at 1910 Beech Ave. SE, Cullman (256-734-0342); Cullman City Police Department at 601 2nd Ave. NE, Cullman (256-734-1434); Hanceville Police Department at 203 Bangor Ave., Hanceville (256-352-1203); Cullman Regional Medical Center at 1912 Highway 157, Cullman (256-737-2754); and the Cullman County Commission On Aging building at 1539 Sportsman Lake Road NW, Cullman (256-734-1241).



Seniors, want to keep in touch with others through Facebook? Wallace State Community College will hold Facebook for Seniors class today from 9 a.m. to noon; Fee is $25. Contact the college at 256-352-7826 to see if there are any more spaces or to ask about future classes.



10 Things to Know for Today

By The Associated Press

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about today:

1. FOCUS SHIFTS TO VOTERS ON ELECTION DAY

Obama and Romney yield center stage to Americans after a campaign that packed suspense to the end.

2. WHAT TO WATCH ON ELECTION NIGHT HOUR BY HOUR

Tuesday could be a long night as the razor-close race comes to a close.

3. TUESDAY’S THE (SORT OF) BIG DAY

With all the early and absentee voting, Election Day just isn’t what it used to be.

4. HOW NY AND NJ ARE HELPING DISPLACED RESIDENTS VOTE

Provisional ballots, “authorized messengers” carrying mail-in votes, and shuttle buses are among the ways the two states are using to make sure those in Sandy-affected areas participate.

5. CONGRESS LIKELY TO FRUSTRATE ELECTED PRESIDENT

The new legislature will continue to be a headache for the winner of the White House.

6. WHY PUTIN FIRED HIS DEFENSE CHIEF

A criminal investigation into alleged fraud in selling-off military assets pushed the Russian president to sack his minister.

7. AMERICAN SUZUKI FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION

The U.S. distributor of Japanese cars plans to focus on selling motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles after restructuring.

8. SYRIAN TURMOIL GOES FROM BAD TO WORSE

Anxiety mounts over what many have feared as a worst-case scenario — violent infighting among Syria’s opposition groups.

9. WHAT OUR MOVIE CRITIC THINKS OF THE LATEST BOND FILM

Half a century into the franchise, “Skyfall” is easily one of the best 007 movies yet.

10. SAINTS MORE HOPEFUL AFTER KNOCKING OFF REELING EAGLES

Drew Brees threw two touchdown passes for rising New Orleans, while Michael Vick was sacked seven times for down, and nearly out, Philadelphia.