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April 23, 2013

The Times' Morning Update for Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Early weather, traffic and community news

CULLMAN — Good morning, readers, this is what's happening in your county today:

Traffic:

The Cullman City Street Department will have a patch crew at Pansy St. NW and Wisteria St. SE.

Weather:

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 a.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 58. South wind around 5 mph.

Best bets:

ARSEA: The Cullman County ARSEA meet will be at 10 a.m. in the Cullman County Office Building, 402 Arnold St. NE, Cullman 35055. Rep. Randall Shedd will be guest speaker, along with Joyce Echols of CARTS.

Cantanti della donna: This women’s singing group will perform their spring concert at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 513 4th Ave. SE, Cullman 35055. “Songs of Joy” features music of the master composers and is free to the public. Info: Deb Laslie at 256-736-2622.

Therapeutic bowling night: Cullman Parks and Recreation’s Therapeutic program invites all individuals with disabilities and their immediate family (individual with disability must be present) to bowling night from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the cullman Bowling Center, 1710 Tally Ho St. SW, Cullman 35055. Cost is $4/bowler. Reserve lanes (required) by 4 p.m. day of: Hollie Guiterrez at 256-734-9157 or Rhonda Davis at 256-962-2208.

Televised removal of university’s iconic trees: Auburn fans can watch the removal of Toomer’s oaks Tuesday, April 23, as the city of Auburn will cut down the poisoned oaks. The Auburn Villager, a weekly newspaper in Auburn, will “broadcast” the event so Auburn fans all over the world can witness it live - just log onto www.auburnvillager.com.

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. OFFICIALS SAY BOSTON BOMBING SUSPECTS HAD NO TERROR TIES

Two U.S. officials tell the AP bomb suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev cited religion and connection to radical Islam as the motive for the marathon attack.

2. CAR BOMB TARGETS FRENCH EMBASSY IN LIBYA

French President Francois Hollande denounced the blast that wounded two guards as an attack on countries against terror.

3. 2 CHARGED IN TERROR PLOT IN CANADA

Authorities say the planned attack on a passenger train was directed by al-Qaida members in Iran.

4. KNIVES STILL BANNED ON PLANES

The government delayed the controversial policy set to go into effect Thursday that would allow small knives, bats and some sports equipment on board.

5. HOW CONGRESS IS THWARTING MILITARY SPENDING CUTS

The AP’s Lolita C. Baldor reports the refusal to retire outdated ships and aircraft means the Navy and Air Force are spending more than $5 billion more than needed.

6. FLIGHT DELAYS GROW AMID AIR CONTROLLER FURLOUGHS

Passengers on some Washington-NYC shuttle flights could have reached their destination faster by train.

7. THE DRUGS PARENTS AREN’T TALKING ABOUT

Researchers say only 14 percent of parents have conversations with kids about abusing prescription medication, not seeing a significant risk.

8. BILL COULD TAX ONLINE BUYERS

The Senate is considering a bill today that would let states and cities impose local taxes on people making purchases over the Internet.

9. WOODSTOCK LEGEND RICHIE HAVENS DIES AT 72

The soulful Brooklyn-born musician was the first performer at the 1969 music festival, enthralling the crowd of 500,000 for hours.

10.  WHAT TO WATCH FOR IN THE NFL DRAFT

The AP’s Richard Rosenblatt says to look for when Notre Dame’s Manti Te’o is picked and five possible first-round picks from national champ Alabama.

 

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