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September 3, 2013

The Times' Morning Update for Tuesday, Sept. 3, 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 patch crews working on 3rd Ave. SE and 6th Ave. SW. Drivers are cautioned to watch for workers.

Weather:

Today: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10 a.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Light northwest wind becoming north 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 65. Calm wind.

Best bets for today and beyond:

Grief Support group: Omega Hospice will hold grief support group meetings at 5:30 p.m. at Westminster Assisted Living Facility, 1020 Olive St. SW, Cullman 35055. For anyone dealing with grief. Info: Glen Taylor at 256-737-1793.

Midway dance: The Midway Community Center will hold a dance at 7 p.m. featuring the Baileyton Boys. Admission is $4; all proceeds go to upkeep of community center, 164 Midway Road, Union Grove 35175.

Farmers’ markets

• Local Good Hope growers (only) will sell produce from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at Hathcock Park in Good Hope.

• The old Farmers’ market is open Monday through Saturday. Expected hours are from 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. — which varies with different farmers. It is located on Young St. NE between 1st and 2nd avenues. Just down from Sno Biz and Depot Park, with parking on Young St. NE.

• Festhalle Farmers Market, located at the corner of 1st Avenue and Arnold Street Northeast, is open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

10 Things to Know for Today

By The Associated Press

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

1. OBAMA ADMINISTRATION MAKING ITS CASE FOR MILITARY STRIKE

Kerry, Hagel and other top officials will appear before a Senate panel to argue for a response to last month’s alleged gas attack outside Damascus.

2. HOW MICROSOFT IS EXTENDING ITS SMARTPHONE REACH

The company — aiming to better compete with Apple and Google — is buying Nokia’s line of smartphones.

3. JAPAN PLEDGES MILLIONS TO STOP NUKE LEAKS

As Tokyo seeks an Olympic bid, the government says it will fund an underground ice wall aimed at halting radioactive water from escaping from Fukushima.

4. WHY DENNIS RODMAN’S BACK IN NORTH KOREA

He says he wants to hang out with Kim Jong Un and have a good time — but not be a diplomat.

5. THE 177,028-METER FREESTYLE

Sixty-four-year-old Diana Nyad becomes the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage.

6. CBS, TIME WARNER MAKE PEACE

The agreement ends a blackout and allows the resumption of broadcasts of CBS and CBS-owned channels to millions of U.S. homes.

7. BEEFING UP THE ANTI-FLU FORCES

For the first time, certain vaccines will protect against four strains of flu instead of three.

8. STILL CASTING A GROOVY GLOW AT 50

Half a century after the Lava Lamp first hit shelves, millions of the hip home accessories have been sold worldwide.

9. MEXICAN FILM A SURPRISE HIT AT THE BOX OFFICE

“Instructions Not Included” turns in the biggest Spanish-language opening ever over the holiday weekend in the U.S.

10. WHO DIDN’T KEEP HIS END OF THE BARGAIN AT THE US OPEN

Roger Federer suffers an upset loss, meaning he won’t meet Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals. Their match had been highly anticipated.

 

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