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July 22, 2013

The Times' Morning Update for Monday, July 22, 2013

Early weather and community news

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

Weather:

Today: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. Southwest wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent.

Tonight: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Best bets for today and beyond:

“Straight From The Heart” tonight at WSCC: This is a benefit singing for heart transplant recipient, Kathy McLeroy, at 6 p.m. Monday, July 22, at Wallace State Student Center Auditorium in Hanceville. Singers to include Joyful Heart; Living Faith Singers; Enell Baker; and Eric Bridwell.

Tickets are $20/adult, children ages 7-12 years are $10; children ages 6 and under are free.

All proceeds go to help with medical expenses and medication costs due to heart transplant. Anyone wishing to donate directly may do so at Regions Bank.

For more information, contact Debbie Miller at 256-339-5499; Cathy James at 256-338-7289; or Brittany Howell at 256-339-4705.

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.

Cullman Farmers’ Co-Op Market: The old farmers’ market is open Monday through Saturday. Expected hours are from 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. — which varies with different farmers. It is located on Young St. NE between 1st and 2nd avenues. Just down from Sno Biz and Depot Park, with parking on Young St. NE.

Good Hope farmers’ market: Local Good Hope growers (only) will sell produce from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at Hathcock Park in Good Hope.

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. DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE IN LABOR

Prince William and Kate Middleton are at a London hospital while the world awaits the arrival of an heir third in line to the British throne.

2. POPE TO CELEBRATE MASS WITH FAITHFUL ON BRAZIL BEACH

Francis’ first international trip is to his home continent, where more than 1 million people are expected to pack Copacabana to see him.

3. SUSPECT TO BE CHARGED IN GRUESOME FIND IN OHIO

A registered sex offender was arrested after three bodies were found in trash bags in a rundown neighborhood; police said there may be one or two more victims.

4. DUBAI PARDONS WOMAN CHARGED AFTER RAPE CLAIM

Marte Deborah Dalelv tells The AP her 16-month sentence for having sex outside marriage was dropped after she said she was raped.

5. SNAG IN MIDEAST TALK PLANS

An aide to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says Israel must first accept Palestine’s border before a delegate to come to the table in Washington.

6. HOW MUCH TO SHARE IN WATCHFUL WORLD

The AP’s Oskar Garcia reports people are scaling back on Facebook and encrypting emails after revelations about the U.S. government’s surveillance programs.

7. GOVERNOR: DETROIT BANKRUPTCY RIGHT CHOICE

Rick Snyder says city residents need to get the services they deserve, and officials plan to address the city’s underfunded pensions.

8. EARTHQUAKE KILLS DOZENS

The initial 6.6 quake killed at least 56 people and injured hundreds in a hilly farming area of western China.

9. RAPPER APOLOGIZES TO AUTISTIC OVER LYRIC

J. Cole says he feels “real shame” after he called his rivals autistic in a track on “Born Sinner.”

10. MICKELSON’S BEST FINAL ROUND AT A MAJOR

With four birdies over the last six holes, Leftie blew past Tiger woods and won the British Open with a five-under 66 over Henrik Stenson.

 

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