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February 5, 2013

The Times' Morning Update for Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013

Early weather, traffic and community news

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CULLMAN — Singing Valentines for Feb. 14: Have someone special you’d like to serenade? Groups will be glad to show up at your destination of choice (in Cullman County) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Valentine’s Day.

Prices are $25 for a large group of singers; $15 for either a group of ladies OR gents; and $30 for both of the groups to really belt out that love tune.

For more information about where you can send a singing valentine, or what selections they will perform, or to order your musical sentiments, contact Tiffany Richter at 256-352-8034. All proceeds will be used for a trip to the Kennedy Center, where the choral group has been invited to perform.

Broadway Night at WSCC: Broadway comes to Wallace State Community College on Thursday when the college’s Theater and Vocal Jazz students perform “Broadway Night,” an evening of musical theatre’s most popular show tunes. The event will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7,  at the Burrow Center for the Fine and Performing Arts Recital Hall.

Broadway Night will consist of lively music and dance numbers from students, paying tribute to the “Great White Way” — the Midtown section of New York City between 42nd and 53rd Streets that encompasses the Theatre District.

Donations of $10 for adults and $5 for students are requested in lieu of tickets at the door.

This event is one of several the Wallace State choral program has planned to raise funds for its trip to the Kennedy Center, where Wallace State students have been invited to will perform this spring. The program is also providing Singing Valentines on Feb. 14.

For more information, call 256-352-8277 or 256-352-8034.

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. ‘HE ALWAYS SAID HE’D NEVER BE TAKEN ALIVE’

Jimmy Lee Dykes was shot to death after Alabama police stormed the underground bunker where Dykes held a 5-year-old boy hostage for six days.

2. SUPERDOME WORRIED ABOUT BLACKOUT FOR MONTHS

Officials said tests on the dome’s electrical feeders had shown “some decay and a chance of failure.”

3. WHO THE GOVERNMENT BLAMES FOR FINANCIAL CRISIS

An expected lawsuit will accuse Standard & Poor’s of giving high ratings to mortgage debt that plunged in value before the 2008 recession.

4. AUSTRALIAN SUSPECTED IN BULGARIA BUS ATTACK

U.S. officials are also expecting Bulgarian investigators to link the July attack that killed five Israelis to Hezbollah

5. AHMADINEJAD MAKES HISTORIC VISIT TO CAIRO

An Iranian leader hasn’t been to Egypt in more than three decades.

6. CALIFORNIA TOUR BUS HAD SAFETY PROBLEMS BEFORE CRASH

The bus had 22 federal violations last year, including brake, tire and windshield problems.

7. PTSD A FACTOR IN DEATH OF FORMER SEAL

The Iraq veteran charged with killing a sniper and his friend on a Texas shooting range had received psychiatric care.

8. U.S. CALLS IRAN SPACE PROGRAM MONKEY BUSINESS

The Iranians claim to have safely sent a monkey into space and back, but the State Department is skeptical the animal survived.

9. MOB SUSPECTED IN RIGGED SOCCER MATCHES

Europol says organized crime gangs have fixed or tried to fix 680 matches around the world, including the World Cup.

10. GOVERNOR TRADES FAT JOKES WITH LETTERMAN

New Jersey’s Chris Christie started eating a doughnut when Letterman asked if he was bothered by digs about his weight.

 

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