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November 7, 2012

The Times' Morning Update for Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012

Early weather, traffic and community news

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

Traffic:

The Cullman City Street Department will be asphalt patching on 5th Ave. SE between 8th and 9th streets. Also, a crew will be working on a pipe on Lorring Street.

Weather:

Today there’s a 20 percent chance of showers before noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 57. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight expect patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 37. Calm wind.

Just-A-Note:

For all veterans: Parkside School will host a Veterans Day celebration at 9 a.m. Nov. 8 at the school. All military veterans are encouraged to attend. Contact the school for more information: 256-796-5568.

Ho, ho, ho! Christmas In Cullman is this weekend (Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. The downtown Christmas parade begins at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Busy Bee. The lighting of the Christmas tree at Depot Park will be at 6:30 p.m. The North Shopping Center will also light a Christmas tree in the parking lot.). There are many special events planned by the merchants and churches of Cullman — check out the schedule in today’s edition so you and your family can attend the events you’d like most! Great time to do your Christmas shopping and get in the Christmas spirit!

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. OBAMA WINS RE-ELECTION DESPITE WEAK ECONOMY

U.S. voters give the president a decisive electoral-vote victory despite their fears on finances.

2. THE NEXT CHALLENGE FOR THE GOP

Younger voters and minorities flood the polls, and Republicans must broaden their reach to move forward.

3. DIVISIONS REMAIN IN WASHINGTON

Democrats hold the Senate and Republicans keep the House, so Obama still faces big challenges.

4. HOW AMERICANS MADE HISTORY AT THE POLLS

Maine and Maryland become the first states to legalize gay marriage by popular vote while Washington state and Colorado allow recreational use of marijuana.

5. SANDY-BATTERED NYC, NJ PREPARE FOR NEW STORM

A nor’easter is expected to bring gusts, surge to a region that hasn’t fully recovered yet.

6. WHAT HU JINTAO’S LEGACY WILL BE

China’s Communist Party leader ends a decade in office with his country richer, more powerful but more unequal.

7. CAMERON URGES OBAMA TO JOIN IN TALKS WITH SYRIA’S ARMED REBELS

UK prime minister says it’s an opportunity to shape the divided opposition.

8. CRIMINAL CASE BEGINS AGAINST PENN STATE’S EX-PRESIDENT

Spanier heads to court to face charges of trying to derail the Sandusky investigation.

9. CRUCIAL AUSTERITY VOTE AWAITS GREECE’S GOVERNMENT

Athens could lose its European bailout funds if the $17.3 billion package isn’t passed, and an exit from the Eurozone might be next.

10. TWITTER’S RECURRING QUESTION ON ELECTION NIGHT

Viewers wondered what was up with ABC’s Diane Sawyer, who deviated from her usual straight-news delivery.

 

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