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January 11, 2013

The Times' Morning Update for Friday, Jan. 11, 2013

Early weather, traffic and community news

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CULLMAN — Shop for your pageant ensemble and sign up for the Miss Horizon of Hope pageant, sponsored by the Circle of Hope Relay For Life team. The pageant will begin at 10 a.m. Feb. 23, in the West Point School gym. For girls from birth through 100. Two divisions for cancer survivors only. All proceeds go to American Cancer Society. Family discounts available for multiple entrants. To register, contact Elaine Blackwood at 256-747-2072, 256-338-6652 or Janet Laney at 256-747-1644, 256-338-6650.

Attend the Ms. Senior Cullman County pageant: Its 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, in the Wallace State Betty Leeth Haynes Theatre. Tickets are $5 and are on sale at the door. Entertainment provided by the contestants; break entertainment will be provided by Wayne Abbot and a former pageant winner. Proceeds will go to ensure future pageants. Contestants this year are Jannette Morrow, Annette Bates, Dianne White, Juanita McQueen, Faye Harris and Kathy Sinyard. Whether you know these ladies or not, come out and lend your support!

Your daughter/niece/granddaughter looking for something to do besides homework and chores? Turn out for the girl scout cookie rally at Skateworld from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. This is their cookie kickoff and is only $5 for Girl Scouts and non-Girl Scouts. To register to be a scout, pay the $12 fee at the door and enjoy the soirée.

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. WHEN US TROOPS WILL PULL OUT OF AFGHANISTAN

That will be the topic of discussion between Obama and Karzai when they meet today.

2. WHAT THE WHITE HOUSE WANTS TO DO ABOUT GUNS

A consensus is emerging to ban assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines, and tighten background checks.

3. THIS SEASON’S PERFECT ACCESSORY: THE HANKIE

Flu in the U.S. has struck early and, in many places, hard.

4. BOMBINGS KILL AT LEAST 120 IN PAKISTAN

Toll includes 86 dead in an attack on a crowded billiards hall.

5. HOW A MOM REACTED WHEN HER SON WAS FOUND

Lisa Harter was “jumping up and down for joy” when she heard police discovered him 19 years after his abduction.

6. REPORT CALLS SAVILE’S SEX ABUSE ‘UNPRECEDENTED’

Police say the late entertainer committed more than 200 sex crimes on children and teens.

7. WHY GASOLINE SHOULD BE CHEAPER IN THE NEW YEAR

Forecasters point to ample oil supplies and weak U.S. demand.

8. A BEAUTY QUEEN SENDS A MESSAGE ABOUT BREAST CANCER

Miss America contestant Allyn Rose will undergo a double mastectomy after the disease killed her mother, an aunt and her grandmother.

9. SPACE ROCK A THREAT? HEAVENS, NO

Scientists now say an asteroid feared to be on a collision course with Earth in about 20 years will miss us by a long shot.

10. WHO IS SUING JENNI RIVERA’S COMPANY

Relatives of four passengers killed with the singer in a plane crash claim she was negligent in choosing the jet.

 

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