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January 22, 2013

The Times' Morning Update for Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013

Early weather, traffic and community news

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

Traffic:

The Cullman City Street Department’s patch crew will be at McNabb Road and 9th Ave. SW.

Weather:

Today will be pleasant and sunny, with a high near 38. North wind around 5 mph.

Tonight, expect a partly cloudy evening, with a low around 25. Calm wind.

Best bets:

Wallace State’s Facebook for seniors class reminder: Senior adults will have a newfound appreciation for social media and be ready to connect to friends and family on Facebook after completing this course. One will learn how to set up a Facebook account and how to maintain a Facebook page. The class is offered from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today.

CRMC to host immunizations seminar: Cullman Regional Medical Center’s WomenFirst & SeniorChoice Programs are pleased to offer seminar on “The Truth About Immunizations” at 10:30 a.m. (coffee time) today, in CRMC’s Col. Cullman Room in the Community Education Center in POB 2 (1912 AL Highway 157, POB 2, Cullman, AL 35058). Lunch and seminar will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dr. Brian Corliss of Internal Medicine & Pediatrics of Cullman will be guest speaker. Cost of the lunch and learns program is $5 for WomenFirst and SeniorChoice members and $8 for others. Reserve your spot online at www.crmchospital.com or call 256-737-2600.

ARSEA meeting: This group (Ala. Retired State Employees Association) will meet at 10 a.m. today in the Cullman County Professional Office Building, 402 Arnold St., Cullman 35055. Speaker will be Tonia Campbell/SEIB on Blue RX; also, someone from Wellness/Aquatic Center will speak about seniors.

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. OBAMA STANDS HIS GROUND ON FISCAL DISPUTES

The president chose to draw attention to the aspirations he hopes will define him rather than the conflicts that have characterized his relations with a divided Congress.

2. SMITHSONIAN CURATORS SCOUT FOR OBAMA ARTIFACTS

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History will feature a large display about the first black president.

3. HAWKISH NETANYAHU LIKELY TO BE RE-ELECTED

Israelis, who head to the polls Tuesday, no longer seem to believe that peace with the Palestinians is possible.

4. OBESITY RATES AMONG CHINA’S YOUNG CLIMBING

The government is urging schools to beef up physical education after two college students died during mandatory running exams.

5. PHILIPPINES TAKING SOUTH CHINA SEA FIGHT TO TRIBUNAL

Philippines formally notified the Asian superpower that Manila is seeking international arbitration to declare Beijing’s moves in the potentially oil-rich waters “illegal and invalid.”

6. WHY A CHURCH LEADER IS APOLOGIZING

Court records show former Cardinal Roger Mahony maneuvered behind the scenes to shield molester priests in the Los Angeles archdiocese.

7. ACCUSED OF KILLING HIS FAMILY, NM TEEN TALKS

Nehemiah Griego, 15, tells authorities he had been having homicidal and suicidal thoughts.

8. INDONESIA SENTENCES BRITON TO DEATH

An Indonesian court sentenced a British grandmother to death for smuggling cocaine worth $2.5 million in her suitcase onto the resort island of Bali.

9. HIGH SCHOOL GRAD RATE HIGHEST SINCE 1976

Education Department says the rise of students completing their education is a reflection of the struggling economy and a greater competition for new jobs.

10. REMEMBERING ‘JOE PA’

A year after his death, State College residents will hold a vigil Tuesday evening for the longtime Penn State coach whose reputation was tarnished by scandal.

 

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