CULLMAN — Good morning, readers, this is what's happening in your county today:
Today: Patchy fog before 7 a.m. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 91. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. Calm wind.
Best bets for today and beyond:
Reminder: Child Nutrition Program substitute training will be from 1 to 3 p.m. today. Packets must be completed prior to day of training.
Benefit concert: Cornerstone Revival Center, 3151 Highway 69 N, Cullman 35058, will hold a concert at 7 p.m. today at the church to benefit the Roatan, Honduras, orphanage and church. Info: www.cornerstonrevivalcenter.com.
FHS locker sales: Fairview High School will sell students’ lockers at the school on Wednesday, Aug. 14. The following is the schedule:
• Seniors and juniors: 8 to 10 a.m.
• Sophomores and freshmen: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Lockers are pre-assigned. Cost is $10.
2013 EvaBank Midnight Run 5K: The annual midnight run will begin at 11:59 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, at McGukin Civic Center, 510 5th Street SW, Cullman 35055. Many prizes. Proceeds to go to Ingle Park sports event and playground park now under construction. Register at the civic center, any EvaBank location, the Wellness and Aquatic Center or at www.active.com/running/cullman-al/evabank-midnight-run-5k-2013.
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. US FURIOUS OVER SNOWDEN’S ASYLUM
The White House warned the move could derail an upcoming Russian summit with Obama and some lawmakers suggested boycotting the 2014 Olympics.
2. VICTIM FACES KIDNAPPER IN CLEVELAND
Michelle Knight smiled as Ariel Castro was led out of the courtroom in chains to serve a life sentence for rape, kidnapping and abuse.
3. EMBASSIES TO CLOSE AFTER THREAT
The U.S. is shuttering its embassies this Sunday in the Muslim world out of an “abundance of caution.”
4. PROTESTERS DEFY EGYPT’S OFFER OF SECURITY
Supporters of Mohammed Morsi plan “Egypt Against the Coup” marches today after refusing to end sit-ins with the military’s protection.
5. JOBS REPORT COMES OUT AFTER WALL STREET RECORD
Economists expect unemployment to fall to 7.5 percent today after good economic news sent the S&P 500 above 1,700 points for the first time.
6. MLB PLAYERS FACE DEADLINE IN DRUG PROBE
Alex Rodriguez and 13 others tied to a Florida drug clinic have until Monday to either accept lengthy suspensions or face harsher penalties.
7. WHAT WAS TAKEN OFF MLK MEMORIAL
An inscription from the civil rights leader’s “Drum Major” speech was taken off after critics said it was paraphrased and made King look arrogant.
8. WHY COUPLE CHOSE 2-YEAR-OLD AS THEIR BEST MAN
The leukemia-stricken toddler has been given just weeks to live, so his parents moved their wedding to this Saturday in Pennsylvania so he could attend.
9. WHO’S LOOKING AT YOUR MAIL
The AP’s Andrew Miga reports the Postal Services takes pictures of every piece of mail processed in the U.S. That was 160 billion last year.
10. ‘GLEE’ EPISODE WILL ADDRESS ACTOR’S ADDICTION
Fox didn’t say how the hit show would write out the character played by Cory Monteith, who died of a heroin and alcohol overdose last month.