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December 6, 2012

The Times' Morning Update for Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012

Early weather, traffic and community news

Staff Reports
The Cullman Times

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



Traffic:



The Cullman City Street Department will be patching at these sites: Pinewood Drive NW and Ave. J.



Weather:



Today expect a 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tonight there’ll be a 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. Southeast wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.



Best bets:



Adult Diabetes Support Group: The group will meet at 6 p.m. in the CRMC Community Education Center in POB II. Info: Diabetes Care Center at 256-737-2025.



Women Democrats: The Cullman County Women Democrats will meet at 5 p.m. in the basement level of the Cullman County POB II, 402 Arnold St.NE, Cullman 35055. Info: Kay Pigg at 256-747-2894 or Jo Burrow at 256-734-8165.



VFW members meeting: The meeting at 7 p.m. (dinner at 6 p.m.) at the post at 2214 Veterans Drive SW, Cullman 35055. Awards will be given for VOD, Patriot’s Pen, Teacher of the Year, and more.



Christmas concerts at WSCC today: The Wallace State Community College’s Music Department’s annual Christmas Concert featuring the Concert Band, Concert Choir and ensembles will perform at 7 p.m. in the Betty Leeth Haynes Theatre in the Student Center. Admission is free. Info: Music Department 256-352-8277.



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 (times in EST):

1. TURMOIL BUILDS IN EGYPT

The street fighting between supporters and opponents of Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi were the first clashes between rivals since last year’s uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak.

2. WHY THE ‘FISCAL CLIFF’ DEADLINE ISN’T SET IN STONE

The Obama administration could delay some of the tax increases and spending cuts set to take effect at the end of the year.

3. ‘FISCAL CLIFF’ FIXES THAT AMERICANS FAVOR

People want to raise taxes on the rich — but show little appetite for cuts to Social Security and Medicare, an AP poll shows.

4. A CONFLICT OF INTEREST FOR JAPANESE SCIENTISTS

Yuri Kageyama reports that experts who help set national radiation exposure limits had trips around the world to conferences paid for by nuclear plant operators.

5. POT IS LEGAL, BUT NOT IN PUBLIC

Washington State’s law legalizing marijuana took effect, and some celebrated by violating the law, lighting up in public under Seattle’s Space Needle.

6. THE FIRST AMERICANS TO GROW MARIJUANA

George Washington and Thomas Jefferson both grew hemp.

7. WHY ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DROPPING

Experts say a weakened U.S. economy and a graying Hispanic population caused the first dip in a decade.

8. NEW YORK’S WANNABE SUBWAY HEROES

Straphangers say they would have helped save a man pushed off a platform to his death if they had been there.

9. LOOK WHO’S ON THE CATWALK

Transgender models are becoming more popular on runways in Brazil and Paris.

10. SPREADING THE GRAMMY WEALTH

Six different artists each snagged six nominations, including fun., Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons and Kanye West.