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September 13, 2013

The Times' Morning Update for Friday, Sept. 13, 2013

Early weather, traffic and community news

Staff Reports
The Cullman Times

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



Traffic:

The Cullman City Street Department will have a patch crew working on Northwood Drive and Lakehill St. NW; a crew will be working on a storm drain on Fantasia Dr. NW.



Weather:



Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. North wind 5 to 15 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 53. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Northeast wind around 5 mph.

Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. Northeast wind around 5 mph.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the afternoon.

Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 65.



Best bets for today and beyond:



City Board of Education retreat: The Cullman City Board of Education will meet from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today for a retreat at Grace’s Retreat, 36 County Road 386, Cullman 35055.



NTQG to meet: The Nimble Thimble Quilt Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. today at the Cullman County Museum, 211 2nd Ave. NE, Cullman 35055. Visitors welcome.



Concert fundraiser at Moe’s BBQ: The Avenue G Band will appear in concert at 8 p.m. today, at Moe’s Original Barbecue, 318 1st Ave. SE, Cullman 35055. The classic rock band is raising funds for the Cullman Good Samaritan Health Clinic; no door fee - donations appreciated.



At the fair tonight and this weekend:

Friday, Sept. 13, 7 p.m., Jeff Whitlow performs

Saturday, Sept. 14, 5 p.m., Beef Cattle Show and Herdsman Award at Tri-Green Arena; 7 p.m., WKUL 92.1 FM Cullman Talent Search at Coca Cola Theatre

Sunday, Sept. 15, 7 p.m., Cullman County Fair Talent Show at Coca Cola Theatre.

Gates will open at 5 p.m. on weeknights and 2 p.m. on weekends. Admission is $6 for individuals (12 and older) and free for children (ages 1-11). Armbands for all rides are $22 Sunday, Sept. 15. Armbands will be $25 on Friday and Saturday. Parking is free.

The fair is a major fundraiser for the Cullman Lions Club, and the proceeds allow the organization to assist in year-round funding of community projects, Bonner said. The annual event also brings in visitors and their tourism dollars spent at area merchants.



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. CAR BOMBS EXPLODE AT AMERICAN CONSULATE

The suicide attacks in Herat in western Afghanistan are followed by a fierce gunbattle between Taliban militants and security forces, Afghan officials say.

2. INDIA GANG RAPE DEFENDANTS SENTENCED TO DEATH

A judge orders to the gallows four men convicted of the fatal attack of a woman on a New Delhi bus.

3. WHO HAS MORE CHEMICAL WEAPONS THAN SYRIA

The American stockpile of some 3,000 tons is three times the amount purportedly controlled by the Assad regime.

4. FIRE RAGES ALONG BOARDWALK AT JERSEY SHORE

The wind-whipped blaze destroys more than 50 businesses and undoes months of rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy.

5. FLOODS RAVAGE RUGGED LANDSCAPE IN COLORADO

“My house is sitting in Class 3 rapids,” says Jason Stillman, a resident of the town of Lyons in hard-hit Boulder County.

6. HOW TWITTER ANNOUNCED ITS UPCOMING IPO

Via a tweet, naturally.

7. DOZENS DIE IN BLAZE AT RUSSIAN PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL

The fire, believed sparked by a patient, quickly consumes the mostly wooden building that authorities had long warned was unsafe.

8. IN CALIFORNIA, LOW-WAGE WORKERS GETTING A BOOST

The state’s minimum wage would rise to $10 an hour within three years under a bill that Gov. Jerry Brown has indicated he’ll sign.

9. ‘FLY THE FRIENDLY SKIES’

Travelers buy tickets for as little as $5 before United Airlines discovers the glitch on its booking website and phone centers.

10. PATRIOTS GET AN UGLY WIN

New England nips the Jets, 13-10, in a game as sloppy as the weather.