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January 25, 2013

The Times' Morning Update for Friday, Jan. 25, 2013

Early weather, traffic and community news

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CULLMAN — Dinner, bake sale and a raffle: The Child Development Center’s annual fundraiser will consist of dinner from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 1, along with a bake sale and raffle. The dinner is loaded jumbo potato with your choice of barbecue or chili, and a drink. Dine in or carry out. Raffle tickets are a $1 each and many items will be raffled throughout the evening. Also, a sale will be ongoing for those who’d like to take home some baked goodies. The event will be held at the center, 17600 U.S. Highway 31, Cullman 35055; and all proceeds will benefit the center.

Little Miss Vinemont pageant: Vinemont Band Boosters will hold a pageant March 16, 2013, in the VHS gymnasium. Division winners will receive a crown, trophy and sash. Crowning follows each division. Open to girls from bith through 5 years (non student status); the kindergarten through fifth grade is Vinemont Elementary students only. Early entry fee is $40 and includes all side events. Preregistration is from 2 to 4 p.m. March 2, in the VHS lunchroom. Register the day of the pageant-$50. Discounts for sibling registrations. Deadline for mailed applications is March 8. Each applicant must supply at 3x5 or 8x10 unframed photo. Additional photos for entries are $5 each. Photos should be turned in or received by mail by noon at the school. Late photos will not be accepted for judging. Wardrobe up to contestants. Bring large SASE for score sheets after the pageant, if desired, or purchase one at the concession stand for $2. Child’s name and division must be printed on back of the envelope. Mail checks payable to: Vinemont Band Boosters Pageant, P.O. Box 294, Vinemont 35179. For more information, contact Jeri Lee at 256-339-1841 or jerilee.al@gmail.com or Valetta Baker at 256-339-4551 (no calls after 9 p.m.).

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. 787 ANYTHING BUT A DREAM

In interviews with the AP, Boeing employees discuss how the gap between vision and reality quickly widened during production of the Dreamliner.

2. WHY GUN-CONTROL ADVOCATES FACE UPHILL CLIMB

Thanks to the maze of gun statutes and the lack of certain federal laws, there is a legal avenue to try to get any gun you want somewhere in the U.S. Gun-rights proponents say enforcing existing laws is the way to go.

3. EGYPTIANS MARK MUBARAK OUSTER

Thousands head to Cairo’s Tahrir Square in an atmosphere of tension and confrontation to mark the second anniversary of the start of the uprising that ousted the longtime dictator.

4. IMAGINING A SCENARIO WHERE MACHINES REPLACE HUMANS

A growing number of economists are beginning to worry that technology will throw most humans out of work permanently.

5. FEDS SAY SPORTS ARE A CIVIL RIGHT FOR DISABLED

The Education Department says students with disabilities must be given a fair shot to play on a traditional sports team or have their own leagues.

6. HOW SOME PAKISTANIS ARE HOLDING THE AFFLUENT TO ACCOUNT

Social media was the impetus that drew attention to the shooting death of a 20-year-old in one of Karachi’s most upscale neighborhoods.

7. WHY GONZO’S MUSH IS SO INCREDIBLE

At the urging of a New Hampshire veterinarian, Gonzo the sled dog has made an inspiring comeback, all the more remarkable because the Alaskan husky is blind.

8. HOW WOMEN CAN QUALIFY FOR COMBAT

Under the military’s new rules, they’ll have to meet the same physical requirements as men.

9. MBAs PUT ON THEIR POKER FACE

Forget the firm handshake and networking chit chat. Business students who want a job at Caesars Entertainment were screened as potential hires while they played cards.

10. TE’O’S LAMENT: “IT SOUNDS LIKE A GIRL, DOESN’T IT?”

During a TV interview, Manti Te’o unveils voicemails from a person pretending to be his girlfriend. The person tells the Notre Dame linebacker: “I love you.”

 

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