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November 5, 2012

The Times' Morning Update for Monday, Nov. 5, 2012

Early weather, traffic and community news

Staff Reports
The Cullman Times

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



Traffic:



The Cullman City Street Department says some delays may occur throughout the day due to patching at McNabb and Warnke Road NW and behind The Cullman Times on U.S. Highway 278.



Weather:



Today some patchy fog before 9 a.m. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 62. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning.

Tonight, expect some rain. Low around 43. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent.



Best bets:



Cullman City Board of Education: Board members will meet at 11:30 a.m. in the Central Office Board Room, 301 1st St. NE, Cullman 35055. Agenda: Oath of Office.



Garden City special council meeting: The Town of Garden City will meet at 6 p.m. at the town hall to discuss general town business.



OA today: Overeaters Anonymous will meet at 9:30 a.m. in the Carriage House at Grace Episcopal Church. Info: 256-747-6218 or 256-352-1143.



ServSafe Test Prep/Certification: Wallace State Training for Business and Industry will provide a ServSafe Test preparation and certification course from 5 to 9 p.m. today in the Culinary Arts building on campus. Participants will gain valuable knowledge in the following areas: sanitation, the flow of food, purchasing and receiving, storing foods, safety, food preparation, facilities and equipment, regulatory agencies and inspection, and crisis management. The ServSafe program is designed specifically for food-handling employees of restaurants, hospitals, nursing homes, schools, daycares, and other food service professionals. The intensive course is conducted in three sessions, ending with the certification exam. Participants must attend both classes in order to take the certification exam. The course fee is $150, which includes textbooks and the certification exam.



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. OHIO IS FOCUS OF CAMPAIGN IN FINAL LAP

At the end of a tight race, Obama and Romney narrow the field to the Buckeye state and a few others.

2. SENATE CONTROL COULD COME DOWN TO MAINE

Independent candidate Angus King refuses to say which party he would side with if he won the state’s Senate seat.

3. NYC REGION BRACES FOR POST-SANDY COMMUTE

Gridlock, gas shortage and mass transit disruption threaten motorists and students returning to school after the superstorm.

4. HOW ISRAEL’S SECURITY HEADS HALTED IRAN ATTACK ALERT IN 2010

Television broadcast claims Netanyahu ordered the military to go on alert to prepare for Tehran attack only to be opposed by top officials.

5. WHAT THE CHINESE THINK OF US ELECTION

Some envy Americans as they draw parallels between U.S. vote and Beijing’s imminent power transfer.

6. CHILD MAULED AT PITTSBURGH ZOO

The 2-year-old boy dies after falling about 11 feet into an exhibit and getting attacked by African painted dogs, zoo officials say.

7. US SOLDIER FACES HEARING IN AFGHANISTAN MASSACRE

Prosecutors will lay out their case in the killing of 16 Afghan civilians last March.

8. ‘I DO?’ OPPOSITION DOGS FRENCH GAY MARRIAGE PLANS

As President Hollande is set to unveil his ‘marriage for everyone’ draft law, support is wavering in this Catholic country.

9. WHY APPLE PAID 1.9 PERCENT TAX ON FOREIGN EARNINGS

The tech giant shifted profits to countries with low rates to minimize its bill in the latest fiscal year, a technique also used by other multinational corporations.

10. SANDY’S LATEST CASUALTY? NEW YORK BREWERIES

Surges of saltwater, power outages and distribution problems deal a blow to the state’s thriving beer industry.