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January 23, 2013

The Times' Morning Update for Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013

Early weather and community news

Staff Reports
The Cullman Times

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



Weather:



Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 49. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

Tonight: A 20 percent chance of rain or drizzle. Cloudy, with a low around 40. Southwest wind around 10 mph becoming north after midnight.



Looking ahead:



The Cullman Times’ history book: The Cullman Times is currently soliciting photos and information for the 1950s and 1960s era of Cullman County for their history book - a nostalgic look back at people, churches, schools, businesses, etc., for that time frame. Those who’d like to share their pics from the Baby Boomer years, may email it, along with information about the photos, to cullmantimes@gmail.com (include your name and phone number for our records) or stop by and allow us to scan your photo for consideration in the upcoming book. We’ll be sure to credit you for providing those photos.



Free diabetes diet workshop: Health Sources’ Food For Life group will offer a class from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Cullman County Museum, 211 2nd Ave. NE, Cullman 35055. The class, “Defeating Diabetes II with a Plant-Based Diet,” is free of charge. Just call to reserve your spot, as class size is limited: Charles Maples at 256-412-4896. A cooking demonstration with tasting will be on the schedule.



MS kickoff event: This event will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29, at CRMC’s Col. Cullmann room in POB2, 1948 Highway 157, Cullman 35058. Dr. Christopher LaGanke will be speaker. Door prizes and refreshments. RSVP: Brandy Harm at 256-777-3628 or brandy.harm@nmss.org.



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. A VOTE TO AVOID DEBT CRISIS

The House is expected to vote Wednesday to let the government borrow enough to pay three months’ worth of bills.

2. NETANYAHU SCRAMBLES TO RETAIN POWER IN ISRAEL

The elections ended in a deadlock in parliament, making it more difficult for the prime minister to form a new coalition to stay in office. 

3. CLINTON FINALLY FACES CONGRESS

The secretary of state testifies later today about the Sept. 11 attack on the Libya diplomatic mission that killed a U.S. ambassador.

4. WHAT JOBS AREN’T COMING BACK AFTER RECESSION

An AP analysis finds millions of middle-class jobs are disappearing, replaced by technology.

5. TEXAS COLLEGE GUNFIRE SPARKS FEARS OF MASS SHOOTING

Three people were wounded at the Houston-area college and one of the wounded was charged with assault. 

6.  GENERAL CLEARED IN EMAIL INQUIRY

The Pentagon reviewed more up to 30,000 pages of emails between Gen. John Allen and a Tampa socialite, but found no misconduct.

7. WHO MIGHT LEAVE THE EUROPEAN UNION

British Prime Minister David Cameron says that if his party wins the next election he’ll let voters decide whether to leave the EU.

8. THE COLDEST PLACE IN THE U.S.

Temperatures in Embarrass, Minn., rose to 15 below on Tuesday night from 36 below zero the day before as a deep freeze moved east.

9. LISTEN UP: BEYONCE GOES SILENT WHEN ASKED ABOUT LIP SYNCING

Questions swirl about whether the singer’s voice was pre-recorded for her rendition of the national anthem. 

10. SERENA’S GRAND SLAM REIGN ENDS

Williams’ loss in the Australian Open quarterfinals to teenager Sloane Stephens was her first defeat in a major since last year’s French Open.