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September 26, 2013

The Times' Morning Update for Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013

Early weather and community news

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

Weather:

Today: Areas of fog before 10 a.m. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 83. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight: Clear, with a low around 58. Calm wind.

Best bets for today:

Community dance: The Midway Community Center will hold a dance at 7 p.m. featuring the Classic Country Band. Admission is $4; all proceeds go to upkeep of community center, 164 Midway Road, Union Grove 35175.

OA: Overeaters Anonymous will meet at 9:30 a.m. in the Carriage House at Grace Episcopal Church. Info: 724-376-2124 or 256-352-1143.

Divine Word Radio fundraiser: Divine Word Radio cordially invites you to attend its first annual event to benefit Cullman/Hanceville’s first Catholic Radio Station, WJUV 88.3, a EWTN Radio affiliate. Guests will include Most Rev. Robert J. Baker, Bishop of the Diocese of Birmingham; John Martignoni, Diocese of Birmingham Office of the New Evangelization and Stewardship and Host of EWTN Open Line and Dave Vacheresse, manager, EWTN Radio Division.

This event will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at Sacred Heart Catholic Church Family Life Center, 112 2nd St. SE Cullman, Alabama 35056. Desserts and coffee will be served.

Please RSVP to: info@catholicradio.us or call toll free (877) 770-7955.

EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network broadcasts in English and reaches almost 150 million people in the U.S. via hundreds of affiliates, including WJUV 88.3, Sirius Satellite Radio Channel No. 130, and iHeart Radio. EWTN's Radio Católica Mundial broadcasts in Spanish and reaches 21 million Spanish-speaking listeners, mostly in Latin America.

10 Things to Know for Today

By The Associated Press

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. IN MINNESOTA, A ‘DEADLY PIPELINE’ TO TERROR NETWORK

The state is home to one of the largest Somali communities outside Somalia, and alienated young men there are vulnerable to recruitment by al-Shabab.

2. OBAMACARE STILL ON TRACK

A partial government shutdown next week would still leave the major parts of the health care law in place and rolling along.

3. IRAN SIGNALS IT WANTS TO TALK

A deal to resolve international concerns about the nation’s nuclear program would likely result in the easing of crippling economic sanctions.

4. NEW ALLIANCE BOOSTS ASSAD’S CLAIM THAT HE’S BATTLING EXTREMISTS

Nearly a dozen rebel factions, including one linked to al-Qaida, renounce any ties to the main Western-backed opposition group — and call for Islamic law.

5. WHO’S HOLDING HIS NOSE — AND ROLLING UP HIS SLEEVES

The new mayor is the latest to try to deodorize Mexico City, which outgrew its sewage system decades ago.

6. COST OF A LETTER COULD GO UP

The U.S. Postal Service wants to raise the price of a first-class stamp by 3 cents, to 49 cents.

7. WHICH EX-HEAD OF STATE HELPED OUT AT GAY WEDDING

George H.W. Bush served as an official witness at the same-sex union of two longtime female friends in Maine.

8. CLICK HERE FOR HELP

Amazon’s new Kindle tablets come with a feature called “Mayday,” which allows users to summon a live customer service rep in a tiny video window.

9. WHAT’S DIFFERENT ABOUT THE $100 BILL

The new high-tech note includes colors that change when the bill is turned, one of several features meant to thwart counterfeiters.

10. YANKEES’ SEASON WRAPPING UP EARLY

New York loses 8-3 to Tampa Bay and is eliminated from baseball’s postseason for just the second time in 19 years.

 

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