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April 5, 2013

The Times' Morning Update for Friday, April 5, 2013

Early weather and community news

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

Weather:

Today: A 20 percent chance of showers before 2 p.m. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 64. North wind 5 to 15 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 40. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 72. Light and variable wind becoming south 10 to 15 mph in the morning.

Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 48. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. South wind 5 to 15 mph.

Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 53.

Best bets for today and beyond:

Jam session: The Town of South Vinemont will hold a jam session at 6 p.m. today in the Cary C. Montgomery Scout Center, 88 Ridgeway St., Cullman 35058. Info: Vinemont Town Hall at 256-737-5411.

Shop at the park: A community yard sale and craft fair will be Saturday, April 6, at Heritage Park. For more information, contact the park office at 256-739-9931.

Scripture lunch at Sacred Heart: The Sacred Heart Altar Society will present a scripture luncheon at 10:30 a.m. April 6, Father Mitchell Pacwa as guest speaker on “Treasures of God’s Mercy.” Tickets must be purchased before date of luncheon, $20/person: Diane Harwood at 205-701-1969 or Marie Klum at 814-590-9916. No tickets will be sold at the door.

Empty bowls pottery workshop: Empty Bowls of Cullman County will hold their first pottery workshop for making handcrafted bowls from noon. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at the Cullman Art Guild, 1031 2nd St. SW, Cullman 35055. Info: Lynn Jetton at 256-796-5006.

Singing convention: The annual Cullman County Singing convention will be from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at the Senior Citizen building, 1539 Sportsman Lake Rd. NW, Cullman 35055. Covered dish lunch at noon. Anyone may attend.

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. ECONOMISTS PREDICT STEADY JOB GAINS

The Labor Department is set to release employment numbers later this morning, and many analysts think they’ll show that employers continued to add jobs.

2. TROUBLE AT FUKUSHIMA PLANT

Nuclear regulators in Japan say the cooling system at the tsunami-damaged Fukushima Dai-ichi plant has failed for the second time in a month, but there is no immediate danger.

3. DOZENS KILLED IN INDIA BUILDING COLLAPSE

Rescuers continue to dig through the rubble of an illegally constructed building in Mumbai’s suburbs after more than 40 people died when the structure collapsed.

4. IRAN, WORLD POWERS MEET OVER NUCLEAR CAPABILITIES

The U.S., Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany are meeting with Tehran in hopes of reaching an agreement over its nuclear programs.

5. FATAL SHOOTING INSIDE MISSISSIPPI POLICE HQ

Police in Jackson, Miss., are trying to determine how a murder suspect fatally shot the detective questioning him in an interview room before being shot dead himself.

6. LOST HIKER FOUND CLINGING TO CLIFF

Searchers say an 18-year-old woman who had been missing four days might not have lasted another day had she not been found on a rock outcropping in the forest where she and a friend went hiking.

7. WHAT LESSONS WERE LEARNED AFTER U.S. SUB SINKING

The tragic sinking of the nuclear submarine USS Thresher killed 129 men whose families continue to mourn them a half century later, but the accident did spur crucial safety improvements for submarines.

8. FACEBOOK “HOME” INVASION

Facebook’s new app, called Facebook Home, essentially intrudes upon Google’s Android phone turf by creating a homescreen that bypasses Google ads and content.

9. HOW AP REMEMBERS AN ICON

Movie Critic Christy Lemire remembers Roger Ebert as not just an astonishingly fine writer and reviewer, but also a warm, encouraging colleague.

10. MARY TYLER MOORE BACK FOR “ONE LAST SHOW”

Mary Tyler Moore reunites with the co-stars of her eponymous 1970s sitcom, including ailing Valerie Harper, for an episode of “Hot in Cleveland.”

 

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