The Cullman Times
Good morning, readers, this is what's happening in your county today:
Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 82. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight, mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. South wind around 10 mph.
Chamber beautification nominations: The Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce announces it is now accepting nominations for the 2013 Community Improvement Beautification Awards. Verizon Wireless is the 2013 sponsor. If you are a Chamber member and have a business that you would like to nominate, the forms are available at the Chamber or electronically by contacting Jackie Moore via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or 256-255-0723; deadline is Friday, May 10, by 5 p.m.
CERA: The Cullman Education Retiree Association will meet at 11 a.m. at the Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center, 916 Convent Road, Cullman 35055. Guest: Julie Burks/Cullman Museum.
Harmony Head Start: Harmony Head Start will hold an application day, Wednesday, April 10, at Harmony School. We are a free program that serves three- and four-year-olds. Children must be 3 years of age by Sept. 1 to be eligible. Info: Vicky Reynolds or Diane Hembree at 256-747-8502 or 256-338-4624.
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. WHO’S NOT RILED BY THREATS OF NUCLEAR WAR
The AP’s Jean H. Lee visits Pyongyang, and is struck mostly by how calm people seem.
2. TOP DEM PUSHES GUN LAW
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is gathering support for Congress’ first showdown vote on Obama’s gun control drive.
3. NO SAFE HARBOR FOR U.S. COUPLE
Cuba denies refuge to a man and his wife facing charges after they took their two sons from their guardian and fled.
4. SUSPECT IN CUSTODY AFTER CAMPUS ATTACK
A student goes from building-to-building and stabs at least 14 people at a Texas community college.
5. MOURNING — BUT PUBLIC MOCKERY TOO
A movie marquee in Britain is rearranged to read “Margaret Thatchers Dead LOL,” fresh evidence of how divisive a figure she was.
6. THREAT TO ASSAD GROWS
Al-Qaida’s branch in Iraq is joining forces with the most powerful rebel extremist group in Syria.
7. BUDGET CLIPS SERVICE’S WINGS
The U.S. Air Force plans to ground about a third of its active-duty force of combat planes because of federal cost-cutting.
8. WHY PILOT SHOULD HAVE SAID TTYL
Texting by the pilot of a medical helicopter contributed to a crash in Missouri that killed four, investigators say.
9. COOKIE MONSTER TAKES THE CAKE
A few people dressed in child-friendly costumes in Times Square have gone a little too far lately. Cookie Monster, for one, stands accused of shoving a 2-year-old.
10. LOUISVILLE LOSES BID FOR TWO NCAA TITLES
Connecticut won its eighth national women’s basketball championship with a 93-60 rout of the Cardinals.