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March 26, 2013

The Times' Morning Update for Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Early weather and community news


The Cullman Times

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



Weather:



Today: A 20 percent chance of snow before 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 42. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 27. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light north after midnight.



Best bets:



Swamp John’s dinner: Duck River Baptist Church will hold a Swamp John’s dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at the church, 1027 County Road 775, Cullman 35055. Cost is $10/plate for fish and/or chicken. All proceeds to benefit the Circle of Fayeth Relay For Life Team. Info: Sherri Hilliar at 256-739-0539 or Teresa Reid at 256-507-1191.



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.



VFW Tuesday night dance: A country dance will be held at 7 p.m. each Tuesday at the VFW, 112 Veterans Ave., Cullman 35055. Concessions available — no alcohol or smoking allowed. Public welcome. Stoney Lonesome Band will be entertainment. Info: Jeanette Caples at 256-287-0221. Drawing for door prizes. Special gift for those who bring most guests with them for the dance. $5 at door to cover rental of building. Info: David Caples at 256-287-0221.



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. HIGH COURT TO TAKE UP GAY MARRIAGE

The Supreme Court’s first major examination of gay rights in a decade begins today as public opinion shifts in favor of same-sex marriage.

2. AMANDA KNOX ACQUITTAL OVERTURNED

Italy’s highest court ordered a new trial for the American and her Italian ex-boyfriend in the 2007 murder of her roommate.

3. A SEAT FOR SYRIAN OPPOSITION AT ARAB SUMMIT

A delegation of opponents to Assad’s regime took the country’s seat at an Arab League meeting in Qatar.

4. WHEN CYPRUS WILL GET ITS MONEY BACK

The country’s shutdown entered its second week as officials fearing runs on the banks extended their closure until Thursday.

5. NEW JERSEY’S NEWEST MULTIMILLIONAIRE

Pedro Quezada bought the winning lottery ticket for a $338 million Powerball jackpot. The immigrant from the Dominican Republic says he wants to help his family.

6. ANOTHER WARNING FROM NORTH KOREA

Pyongyang warned its artillery and rocket forces are at their highest-level combat posture.

7. WEAPON FOUND IN COLORADO CORRECTIONS CHIEF’S DEATH

The gun that a parolee used in a shootout in Texas is the same that killed Tom Clements at his front door.

8. WHAT A YOUNGER BUICK LOOKS LIKE

GM is unveiling new editions of the LaCrosse and Regal today, hoping to attract more 30- and 40-somethings to cars with older buyers.

9. YAHOO’S NEWEST WHIZ KID

Seventeen-year-old Nick D’Aloisio is younger than Yahoo, but sold the company his Summly app to make it easier to read news stories on smartphones.

10. WHO’S BACK AT NO. 1

Tiger Woods wins his third tournament of the year and reclaims golf’s top ranking.