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April 1, 2013

The Times' Morning Update for Monday, April 1, 2013

Early weather, traffic and community news

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

Traffic:

Cullman City Street Department will be patching at Parkland Drive, and 2nd Ave. NE.

Weather:

Today: Areas of dense fog before 10 a.m. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 70. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 40. North wind around 10 mph.

Best bets:

CRMC to host blood drive: Cullman Regional Medical Center is hosting a Community Blood Drive from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. Donations will be accepted on the LifeSouth Community Blood Center Blood Donor Bus located at the Main Entrance of the hospital (1912 AL Highway 157, Cullman, AL 35058). Donors must be at least 17 years old (16 year-olds may donate with written parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds and not have donated blood within the last 56 days. There is no upper age limit to donate blood.

For more information, visit lifesouth.org or call the local LifeSouth Donor Office at 256-736-1594.

Camp Cullman registration opening today: Cullman City Parks and Recreation Department will  hold registration for this summer’s Camp Cullman beginning April 1 at Cullman Wellness and Aquatic Center and McGukin Civic Center. Forms are available online at www.cullmanrecreation.org.

Camp Cullman will run from 7:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. at Cullman Wellness and Aquatic Center, 1636 Field Of Miracles Dr SW, Cullman 35055. Sessions will be from June 3-28 and from July 8-Aug. 2. Additional dates will depend on when the school year starts. Spaces are limited to 50 campers and list fills up quickly. For children ages 6 (by May 31) to 12 years.

Registration fee is $15. Cost is $100 per week; second child in same family is $90/week; additional children-$85 each. Bring lunch and snacks for each day.

OA: Overeaters Anonymous will meet at 9:30 a.m. in the Carriage House at Grace Episcopal Church. Info: 724-376-2124 or 256-352-1143.

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. TEXAS DA’S DEATH PUTS PROSECUTORS ON ALERT

Law enforcement is beefing up security for Texas district attorneys after Mike McLelland and his wife were shot to death Saturday.

2. WHERE MEXICAN CARTELS ARE CROSSING BORDERS

An AP review finds the drug syndicates are deploying its most trusted agents to at least nine non-border U.S. states, often in middle-class suburbs.

3. NORTH KOREA PARLIAMENT MEETS AMID NUCLEAR TENSIONS

The Supreme People’s Assembly met after a warning from the ruling party that nuclear weapons are “the nation’s life.”

4. GANG OF EIGHT GO THROUGH FINE PRINT ON IMMIGRATION

Lawmakers are hashing out details of the bipartisan plan after big business and labor settle on a deal that would allow tens of thousands low-skilled workers into the country.

5. GRUESOME INJURY LEAVES TEAMMATES IN TEARS

Louisville guard Kevin Ware’s badly broken leg during a tournament game against Duke stunned millions watching while players and coach Rick Pitino wept.

6. CRUCIAL DECISION ON COLORADO SHOOTING SUSPECT

Prosecutors will say at a hearing today whether they will seek the death penalty against James Holmes in the movie theater rampage that killed 12.

7. 3 DEAD IN MASSIVE MOUNTAIN PILEUP

Nearly 100 vehicles crashed along a foggy interstate near the Virginia-North Carolina border in 17 separate crashes.

8. DRUG MAKER LOSES PATENT BATTLE OVER CANCER MEDICINE

India’s highest court rejected Novartis AG’s bid in a decision activists say ensures the poor will have access to cheap versions of lifesaving medicines.

9. HOW SHAKESPEARE DODGED TAXES

Researchers say the playwright sold grain at inflated prices to his neighbors, was pursued for tax evasion and prosecuted for hoarding grain during a shortage in 1598.  

10. WHO’S IN THE FINAL FOUR

No. 1 seed Louisville, defeating Duke 85-63 after Ware’s halftime injury. Michigan, Syracuse and Wichita State also punch their tickets.

 

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