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June 5, 2014

The Times' Morning Update for Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Early weather and community news for your day

CULLMAN — Good morning, readers, take a look at what’s going on today:

Weather:

Today: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 88. West wind around 5 mph. 

Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 8 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

Best bets for today:

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

Chamber’s Summer Samplers in the Breezeway: The Cullman Area's premier business networking event is scheduled for 5:30 to 7 p.m. today, in "The Breezeway" at the Chamber building. Enjoy a warm summer night sampling a showcase of the fantastic local flavors that the Cullman area has to offer. Be sure to pack plenty of business cards and come ready to make some serious new contacts. The cost to attend is $15 per person for members and $20 for future members. Includes hors d'oeuvres and beverages. 48-hour cancellation policy.

Reservations required; register at http://cullmanchamber.org/events; 256-734-0454; or via email to info@cullmanchamber.org.

Today is deadline for Burgermeister nominations: The Cullman Oktoberfest Committee is accepting nominations — deadline today. Send nominations to “Cullman Oktoberfest, 211 2nd Ave. NE, Cullman, AL 35055” or email to oktoberfest@cullmancity.org. Info: Facebook or call the museum staff at 256-739-1258.

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. WHAT TOPS OBAMA’S AGENDA IN EUROPE

The president will discuss shifting conditions in the Ukraine crisis, including the new government’s rise to power, with UK’s David Cameron in Brussels and Francois Hollande in Paris.

2. WHY BERGDAHL’S HOMETOWN IS CANCELING WELCOME-HOME CELEBRATION

Hailey, Idaho, has been swamped with critical emails and calls amid a debate over whether the soldier should be punished as a deserter.

3. NO INJURIES IN CALIFORNIA MILITARY JET CRASH

Debris from the plane hit the roof of a house, which was destroyed, while the subsequent explosion and fire ruined another residence and badly damaged a third building.

4. RARE CASE OF GUN VIOLENCE SHATTERS CANADIAN PROVINCE

A massive manhunt is underway after an armed man shot dead three policemen and injured two others in New Brunswick.

5. GM RECALL PROBE TO BE MADE PUBLIC

A report by former U.S. Attorney Anton Valukas will shed light on why the company took so long to address the ignition switch problem, which caused at least 13 deaths.

6. WHERE BYGONE ERA PERSISTS

Such reminders of the past as typewriters and telegrams cling stubbornly to Myanmar, which was in many ways frozen in time during a half-century of dictatorship.

7. WWII ARTIFACTS UP FOR SALE ON D-DAY ANNIVERSARY

A New York City auction will offer a U.S. flag from an Allied ship that delivered troops to Normandy and rare print-outs of Dow Jones 1944 news bulletins.

8. DISNEY’S ‘FROZEN’ SPARKS A FRENZY

Fans of the box-office hit can now enjoy marketing tours to Norway to see the landscape that inspired the movie’s setting.

9. DONALD STERLING SIGNS OFF ON SALE OF CLIPPERS

The owner’s attorney says the way is now clear for former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to buy the team for a record $2 billion.

10. BRAZIL TO WELCOME SOCCER FANS WITH SKY-HIGH PRICES

If one’s budget isn’t immediately busted by the flight or the hotel, it will soon be done in by the $10 caipirinha cocktail, the $17 cheeseburger or the $35 pepperoni pizza.

 

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