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February 15, 2013

The Times' Morning Update for Friday, Feb. 15, 2013

Early weather, traffic and community news

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CULLMAN — For Kids’ Sake Variety Show: The Cullman Regional Medical Center Foundation proudly announces the 13th Bownes Memorial For Kids’ Sake Variety Show at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, in the Wallace State Community College Betty Leeth Haynes Student Center. The doors open at 1:30 p.m. Program direction and event support for the 2013 Variety Show is provided by a variety of individuals, the community and members of the CRMC Service Guild. This year’s emcees are Shirley Quattlebaum, Event Chair and Rachel Persall, Ms. Cullman County Fair. Admission to the For Kids’ Sake Variety Show is $5 in advance and $10 at the door. Purchase tickets in advance from any performer or from the CRMC Foundation Office, located on the first floor of CRMC Professional Office Building I near Subway or online at www.crmchospital.com/foundation/FKS. Info: CRMC Foundation at 256-737-2604 or 256-737-2565 or visit online at www.crmchospital.com/foundation.

The Cullman Times’ history book: The Cullman Times is currently soliciting photos and information for the 1950s and 1960s era of Cullman County for their history book — a nostalgic look back at people, churches, schools, businesses, etc., for that time frame. Those who’d like to share their pics from the Baby Boomer years, may email it, along with information about the photos, to cullmantimes@gmail.com (include your name and phone number for our records) or stop by and allow us to scan your photo for consideration in the upcoming book. We’ll be sure to credit you for providing those photos.

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. WHAT PASSENGERS ARE DOING AFTER BELATED “TRIUMPH”

After five numbing days at sea aboard the disabled Carnival cruise ship, passengers are checking into hotels for a hot shower, fresh-cooked food and sleep or boarding buses for a long haul home.

2. “BLADE RUNNER” CHARGED, WEEPS IN COURT

Prosecutors to pursue premeditated murder charge against Paralympic superstar Oscar Pistorius, accused of killing his model girlfriend in South Africa.

3. WHAT FLASHED THROUGH RUSSIAN SKIES

A meteor estimated at 10 tons streaks across the sky above the Ural Mountains, causing explosions and reportedly injuring hundreds of people, most by broken glass.

4. DORNER PROBE REACHES NEXT PHASE

As investigators examine the burned human remains found after a shootout at a California cabin, how the ex-LAPD officer suspected of killing four people died may prove elusive.

5. THE CONSEQUENCES OF BACKING GAY MARRIAGE

An AP analysis of same-sex marriage votes in eight states show that Republican lawmakers who backed it often faced consequences — including loss of their seats.

6. A REAL CLOSE ENCOUNTER

NASA promises a 150-foot asteroid hurtling toward Earth’s backyard will miss the planet by 17,150 miles, but it’s destined to make the closest known flyby for a rock of this size.

7. SOME QUESTION PAKISTANI TALIBAN LEADER’S MOTIVES

Those familiar with the militant group say the chief’s peace offering is an attempt to regain stature, silence critics and gain concessions from a weak government.

8. BOTTOMS UP, FOR A GOOD CAUSE

A new Houston bar is offering its customers a pledge that 100 percent of its profits will be donated to a different local charity or social cause each month.

9. NO TIGER BLOOD REQUIRED FOR THIS ALTRUISM

Charlie Sheen donates $10,000 for a therapy dog to help a Florida girl severely injured in an amusement park ride in Wisconsin.

10. WHO MAY BE BEHIND SUSPECTED MATCH FIXING

Prosecutors investigating dozens of Italian soccer games they believe were fixed have followed a trail back to a mysterious figure in Singapore.

 

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