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January 29, 2013

The Times' Morning Update for Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013

Early weather and community news

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

Weather:

Today: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70. South wind 10 to 20 mph.

Tonight: A slight chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Some of the storms could be severe. Low around 61. Windy, with a south wind 20 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent.

Best bets:

WSCC’s Continuing Education Department’s Digital Camera for Seniors: This course is designed for seniors to get a better grasp on today’s technology in digital cameras and eliminate all the confusion one may encounter, all in a relaxed setting. You’ll learn how to easily operate your camera and how to download great photos of your grandchildren, other family members, friends and great places you may travel to. All interested are asked to bring their camera, owner’s manual, charged batteries and a memory card. The class is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. Class fee is $25. All Community Education classes require advanced registration, and one can call 256-352-7826 to register. For more classes offered during the spring, view the continuing and community education section of the Wallace State Spring Semester scheduled online at www.wallacestate.edu.

Cullman County Board of Education: The Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Cullman County Board of Education Board Room, 402 Arnold St. NE, Cullman 35055. Work session at 5:30 p.m.

MS kickoff event: This event will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, at CRMC’s Col. Cullmann room in POB2, 1948 Highway 157, Cullman 35058. Dr. Christopher LaGanke will be speaker. Door prizes and refreshments. RSVP: Brandy Harm at 256-777-3628 or brandy.harm@nmss.org.

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. SAFETY PROBLEMS AT SITE OF DEADLY BRAZIL FIRE

The nightclub had no fire alarm, no sprinklers, no fire escape — and just one exit. 

2. OBAMA TO PUSH IMMIGRATION OVERHAUL

The president will try to drum up support for proposals to give illegal immigrants a pathway to citizenship at a speech in Vegas.

3. BOY SCOUTS POISED TO REVOKE NO-GAYS POLICY

Individual Scout units would be able to decide for themselves whether to accept gays as scouts and leaders.

4. HOW NORTH KOREA COULD CONDUCT A NUCLEAR TEST WITHOUT DETECTION

Satellite images show a mountainside tunnel could be sealed for an underground explosion.

5. TIMBUKTU UNDER MALI’S CONTROL

The fabled desert city was held overnight after the retreat of Islamist extremists who first burned a library of thousands of ancient manuscripts.

6. US PROTESTS AS IRAN PUTS A MONKEY INTO SPACE

The State Department says the mission is “directly relevant” to long-range ballistic missile development.

7. TRANSPLANT SURGERY FOR SOLDIER WHO LOST FOUR LIMBS

Brendan Marrocco will speak later today about his double-arm transplant.

8. WHY THE DUTCH QUEEN IS ABDICATING THE THRONE

Beatrix is ending her reign after 33 years to pass the crown to her eldest son, Willem-Alexander.

9. HOW TO HAVE A FUNERAL FOR A CADAVER

At an Indiana medical school, relatives attend memorials around the flower-covered tables where their loved ones were dissected.

10. FROM KATRINA TO THE SUPER BOWL

New Orleans hosts its first Super Bowl in 11 years and gives football fans a look at its comeback from the 2005 storm that left it in shambles.

 

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