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November 21, 2012

The Times' Morning Update for Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012

Staff Reports
The Cullman Times

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



Traffic:



The Cullman City Street Department will have a patching crew at these locations: Beth St. NW and 6th Ave.



Weather:



Today will be sunny, with a high near 67. Tonight: Clear, with a low around 39. Calm wind.

Thanksgiving Day: Sunny, with a high near 68. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph. Thursday night partly cloudy, with a low around 44. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph.

Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 65. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Friday night, mostly clear, with a low around 33.



Best bets:



Christmas tree lot to open: If you’re thinking about putting up the Christmas tree during the Thanksgiving holidays, the Cullman High School baseball boosters will sell Christmas trees at the lot across from Eckenrod Ford, at the intersection of Highway 31 and Highway 157. Open from Nov. 23 through Dec. 15, hours of operation will be 5 to 8 p.m. weekdays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and from 1 to 6 p.m. Sundays. Preorders must be picked up Friday, Nov. 23, at the lot.

For more information, or to preorder, contact Shawn Willingham at 256-734-3531 or Chris Murphree at 256-531-2005. All proceeds to go to the CHS Baseball Boosters.



Turkey shoots: Emeus Baptist Church, 2246 County Road 831, Logan 35098, will hold a turkey shoot from 7 to 11 a.m. Nov. 22 (Thanksgiving day), with prizes of hams, turkeys and more. All proceeds to benefit the church’s senior citizens. Breakfast served. Info: Gene Sullins at 256-708-7403.

Also, The Cullman Moose will host a turkey shoot at 8 a.m. Thanksgiving Day. Many items to “shoot” for; all proceeds to benefit Moose Lodge’s community projects. The lodge is located at 1729 Eva Road NE, Cullman 35055.



Blood drives: The American Red Cross will hold blood drives at 12:30 and 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, and Saturday, Nov. 24, at Walmart Supercenter, 626 Olive St. SW, Cullman 35055.



Diabetics — need help getting through the holidays? The Adult Diabetes Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. Nov. 22, in the CRMC Community Education Center in POB II. Info: Diabetes Care Center at 256-737-2025.



Food bank to open Saturday, Nov. 24: The Garden City Church of God Food Bank will be open from 8 to 11 a.m. at 123 Short St. SW, Garden City 35070. Info: Diane West at 256-739-3791 or Kathy Day at 256-352-5787.



VFW Saturday night dance: The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2214 will have a dance from 7 to 10 p.m. at the VFW. No alcohol or smoking allowed. Music will be provided by the Boogie Night band. The cost is $5 per person; public welcome. Info: Commander Jerry Willibey at 256-347-0807.



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 (times in EST):

1. CLINTON, DIPLOMATS PRESS ON WITH MIDEAST TRUCE EFFORTS

Fighting between Hamas and Israel continues as sticking points over ceasefire remain unresolved.

2. WHAT A MYANMAR CONCESSION ON NUKES COULD TELL

The Asian nation’s decision to declare all atomic energy facilities may shed light on whether it sought nuclear know-how from North Korea.

3. SUICIDE BOMBER HITS NEAR US BASE IN KABUL

Two Afghan guards are killed in the explosion that rocked the heart of the capital.

4. WHY THE DEATH OF FIVE CHINESE CHILDREN IS CAUSING A NATIONAL SOUL SEARCH

Some are reflecting on how “left-behind” rural children reveal a darker side to China’s economic development.

5. DOCTORS GROUP FAVORS OVER-THE-COUNTER BIRTH CONTROL

Momentum may be building, but no one expects the pill to be sold without a prescription soon.

6. SAN FRANCISCO SHEDS PART OF FREE-SPIRITED PAST WITH NUDITY BAN

The city which has a reputation for being without inhibitions is prohibiting public nakedness.

7. FISCAL CLIFF, SLOW ECONOMIC RECOVERY IMPACT THANKSGIVING TRAVEL

Many Americans are making sacrifices this holiday as they feel the pinch from high airfares and rising fuel and toll costs.

8. HOSTESS LIVES TO DIE ANOTHER DAY

The maker of Twinkies fails to reach deal with second biggest union, so company will continue liquidation plan.

9. FORMER BOXER HECTOR ‘MACHO’ CAMACHO SHOT IN PUERTO RICO

The 1980s three world title winner is in serious condition after shooting outside San Juan.

10. ELMO FACES CHANGE AFTER HIS PUPPETEER’S RESIGNATION

In the wake of the actor’s scandalous exit from “Sesame Street”, Elmo’s positiveness and innocence could be put to the test.