Good morning, readers, this is what's happening in your county today:
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 60. West wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 31. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Autism support group: The Cullman Area Autism Networking Group will meet at 5:30 p.m. for a Valentine’s themed dance at the McGukin Civic Center in Cullman, 510 5th St. SW. Info: Hollie Gutierrez at 256-734-9157.
Neighborhood watch meeting: The Town of Dodge City and the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office will present a neighborhood watch program at 6:30 p.m. at the Dodge City Community Center, 130 Howard Circle, Hanceville 35077. For all concerned citizens in this area.
OA: Overeaters Anonymous will meet at 4:45 p.m. in the Carriage House at Grace Episcopal Church. Info: 724-376-2124 or 256-352-1143.
Happy Valentines Day:
Last minute plans for Valentines Day? Want to skip the restaurant and the theatre? Try a romantic evening at home. Here is a list of romantic movies to share with your Valentine:
To begin your special evening, don’t bust your budget — make or purchase dinner. Set out the wine or favorite beverage and serve homemade or purchase a bit of gourmet popcorn. Have a few movies for your Valentine to choose from: Set these aside in an attractive basket lined with red cloth, such as a linen napkin, handkerchief or woven placemat. Choose a couple of movies and light those candles or the fireplace, dim the lights, pull on the warm throw and cuddle while the movies take you on your adventure.
Here is a list of the most romantic movies, in no particular order, that both men and women may like to watch — from the young to the “little bit older”. If your “Val” truly likes the movie, next Feb. 14 present a newly-purchased copy of that movie to him/her as “our movie.”
Sweet Home Alabama
Sense and Sensibility
When Harry Met Sally
An Affair To Remember
Pride and Prejudice
How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days
Sleepless In Seattle
The Lake House
10 Things I Hate About You
Can’t Buy Me Love
Return To Me
The Wedding Planner
She’s All That
Pretty In Pink
Never Been Kissed
A Room With A View
You’ve Got Mail
To Have and Have Not
It Happened One Night
50 First Dates
The Princess Bride
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. HOW AN AMERICAN-US AIR MERGER WILL AFFECT TRAVELERS
The world’s biggest airline may not be a reality for years, but further consolidation is likely to raise fares.
2. OLYMPIAN “BLADE RUNNER” CHARGED WITH MURDER IN SOUTH AFRICA SHOOTING
Oscar Pistorius is arrested after his girlfriend, a model, was shot dead inside his home.
3. TEAR GAS BLAMED FOR SETTING CABIN ABLAZE
A sheriff says his deputies didn’t intentionally burn down the building where fugitive ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner is believed to have died.
4. WASHINGTON’S MOST POWERFUL REPUBLICAN PULLS BACK
John Boehner tells The Associated Press that the House will consider proposals brought to them, rather than try to push new ideas.
5. A LONG JOURNEY’S END FOR STRANDED CRUISE SHIP
Carnival’s Triumph, carrying more than 4,000 people who describe dismal conditions aboard, is docking in Alabama later today.
6. ISRAEL ACKNOWLEDGES ‘PRISONER X’
An Australian-Israeli citizen mysteriously died in prison in 2010 after an apparent career in Israel’s spy agency.
7. WHAT 1 IN 9 WOMEN DO THE MORNING AFTER
A U.S. study of sexually active women aged 15 to 44 finds they have taken the morning-after pill to prevent pregnancy after sex.
8. LONG-MARRIED VALENTINES SHARE THEIR SECRETS
Murray Redlitz, who has been married to Esther for 66 years, says the key is pretty simple: compromise, compromise, compromise.
9. INVESTIGATED REF DENIES FIXING SOCCER MATCHES
The AP reports referees like Ibrahim Chaibou are tempting targets for match-fixers because their decisions are crucial to a game’s outcome.
10. THERE SHE IS, BACK ON THE BOARDWALK
The Miss America pageant is headed back to Atlantic City after spending the past seven years in Las Vegas.