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February 7, 2013

The Times' Morning Update for Thursday, Feb. 7, 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:



A Cullman City Street Department crew will be working on Larkwood Drive. Some delays in traffic expected.



Weather:



Today: Showers. High near 59. East wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent.

Tonight: Showers, mainly before 7 p.m. Low around 44. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent.



Best bets:



Broadway Night at WSCC: Broadway comes to Wallace State Community College on Thursday when the college’s Theater and Vocal Jazz students perform “Broadway Night,” an evening of musical theatre’s most popular show tunes. The event will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7,  at the Burrow Center for the Fine and Performing Arts Recital Hall.

Broadway Night will consist of lively music and dance numbers from students, paying tribute to the “Great White Way” — the Midtown section of New York City between 42nd and 53rd Streets that encompasses the Theatre District.

Donations of $10 for adults and $5 for students are requested in lieu of tickets at the door.

This event is one of several the Wallace State choral program has planned to raise funds for its trip to the Kennedy Center, where Wallace State students have been invited to will perform this spring. Info: 256-352-8277 or 256-352-8034.



Relay For Life captains meeting: The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Cullman will hold a teams captains meetings at noon and at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at First Baptist Church. This monthly meeting offers two times for convenience and will provide the team captains the opportunity to interact with the event committee, share their fundraising progress and ask any questions they have concerning the event. The team captains will be updated with any new information regarding the event and will learn where they are on the event planning progress. Info: Mavis Martin at 256-339-6385 or Tim Kelly at 256-737-9405. To sign up for Relay For Life of Cullman: RelayForLife.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. CONGRESS TO GET MEMOS ON TARGETING AMERICANS

The Justice Department will turn over classified documents describing the administration’s rationale for drone strikes against U.S. citizens with al-Qaida ties.

2. CIA SECRETS MAY BE SECRET NO MORE

Senators at Brennan’s confirmation hearing today are likely to delve into drones, covert bases and interrogation techniques.

3. VILLAGES WIPED OUT FROM SOUTH PACIFIC TSUNAMI

At least nine bodies, including a child’s, were found in the sodden wreckage on the Solomon Islands, and five villages were decimated.

4. IRAN REJECTS NUCLEAR TALKS WITH US

“Talks will not solve any problems,” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on his website.

5. YAWNS GREET PLAN TO END SATURDAY MAIL DELIVERY

“It’s not like anyone writes letters anymore,” says James Valentine, an antiques shop owner in Toledo, Ohio.

6. AUTOPSY SCHEDULED FOR ALABAMA BUNKER SUSPECT

Authorities found no other explosives in the bunker where Jimmy Lee Dykes held a 5-year-old hostage.

7. GEARING UP FOR FIGHT OVER BOY SCOUTS’ GAY BAN

The organization delayed its decision whether to throw out its policy excluding gays until May.

8. NORTHEAST BRACES FOR BIG BLIZZARD

The snow will start Friday morning and could dump 2 feet of snow in New England, which has seen mostly bare ground.

9. SALE PRICE OF A BASEBALL CARD FOUND AT A YARD SALE

The 148-year-old card of the Brooklyn Atlantics amateur baseball club sold at a Maine auction for $92,000.

10. WHAT NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR SAID TO DOC WHO WARNED ABOUT HIS WEIGHT

“Shut up,” Chris Christie told ex-White House physician Connie Mariano, who said she worried he would die in office.