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August 14, 2013

The Times' Morning Update for Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013

Early weather and community news

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

Weather:

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. North wind around 5 mph.

Tonight: Patchy fog after 4 a.m. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 64. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Best bets for today and beyond:

Revival at Mountain Grove Baptist Church today: Services at the church, located at 1770 County Road 573, Hanceville 35077, will be at 7 p.m. Aug. 14-16, with Evangelist Chad Allbright.

FHS parking permits: Fairview High School will sell parking permits for high school students to park on campus from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today, in the school auditorium. First-come, first-serve basis: 75 paved parking spaces; 200 gravel. Applications are available in the high school office - must obtain and fill out before purchasing permit. Also, bring drivers license and copy of proof of insurance as well as the parking application by student and parent/guardian. Permits are $20.

FHS locker sales: Fairview High School will sell students’ lockers at the school today. The following is the schedule:

• Seniors and juniors: 8 to 10 a.m.

• Sophomores and freshmen: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

• Lockers are pre-assigned. Cost is $10.

Swamp John’s meal: Center Point Baptist Church will hold a Swamp John’s meal from 3 to 6 p.m. today, $10/plate. Choice of fish, chicken or shrimp with all fixings. Advance tickets from any WMU members or at the door. All proceeds to benefit WMU projects. Church at 1584 County Road 1650, Cullman 35058.

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. EGYPT MOVES ON PROTEST SITES

With tear gas and armored cars, Egypt dispersed Morsi supporters camped for weeks in Cairo. There was no official confirmation of a death toll.

2. FIRST MIDEAST PEACE TALKS IN FIVE YEARS

Israelis and Palestinians were beginning negotiations today hours after Israel released 26 long-held Palestinian prisoners.

3. AIR FORCE NUCLEAR UNIT FAILS INSPECTION

It’s the second major setback this year for a force charged with the military’s most sensitive mission.

4. TEEN KIDNAP VICTIM IS GLAD CAPTOR IS DEAD

Hannah Anderson went online barely 48 hours after her rescue and answered questions about captivity and about being a teenager on a social networking site.

5. GUNMAN, HOSTAGE KILLED AFTER BANK STANDOFF

Police say a man took three people captive at a Louisiana bank, released one after nine hours then shot the remaining two before police killed him.

6. WHEN EUROPE’S RECESSION WILL BE OVER

Now. Official figures out today say the 17 nations that use the euro saw their output grow by 0.3 percent in the second quarter.

7. SUIT BLOCKS AMERICAN AIRLINES, US AIRWAYS MERGER

The deal would have left four airlines controlling more than 80 percent of the U.S. air-travel market.

8. DEADLY EXPLOSION ON INDIAN SUBMARINE

The Navy says some of the 18 sailors aboard have been killed by the blast that sent a huge fireball into the air and sent sailors jumping into the sea.

9. ACTRESSES PUSH ANTI-PAPARAZZI LAW

Halle Berry and Jennifer Garner testified that the constant presence of photographers unfairly expose their children.

10. WHERE WERE YOU DURING THE ’03 BLACKOUT

An Ohio woman remembers the lights going out on her wedding day. The outage hit 50 million people from Michigan to New England.

 

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