CullmanTimes.com - Cullman, Alabama

November 13, 2012

The Times' Morning Update for Wednesday, Nov. 14, 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 will be patching on Cleveland Ave. SW today.



Weather:



Today sunny, with a high near 54. North wind 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight mostly clear, with a low around 31. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.



Best bets:



Special fall concert: The Cantanti della donna will hold their fall concert at 7 p.m. at St. John’s Evangelical Protestant Church, 512 2nd Ave. NE, Cullman 35055. Free. Info: Deb Laslie at 256-736-2622.



CCSF members: The Cullman City Schools Foundation will meet at noon at the Central Office, 301 1st St. NE, Cullman 35055. All board members should plan to attend.



Calling all NTQG members: The Nimble Thimble Quilt Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. in the basement of the Cullman Museum, 211 2nd Ave. NE. There will be light refreshments at 9 a.m.



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. WHY THE FBI DIDN’T TELL THE WHITE HOUSE ABOUT PETRAEUS EARLIER

The bureau is preparing a timeline of its investigation to help explain that to Congress.

2. WHO ELSE IS BEING INVESTIGATED FOR HIS EMAILS

“Inappropriate communications” from the top U.S. general in Afghanistan, John Allen, to Petraeus friend Jill Kelley is the subject of a Pentagon probe.

3. ‘FISCAL CLIFF’ CONFRONTS RETURNING CONGRESS

As they get back to work Tuesday, lawmakers must attempt to avert the crippling specter of expiring tax breaks and automatic spending cuts.

4. HOW THE AFGHAN MASSACRE CASE TESTS MILITARY JUSTICE

With a spotty history of convicting troops in civilian deaths, government prosecutors give their closing argument Tuesday in a case against an Army sergeant accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians.

5. CATHOLIC BISHOPS TAKE STOCK OF THE ELECTION

Votes on gay marriage and birth control didn’t go their way. But the church is showing no sign of a shift in strategy.

6. CHINA’S CONGRESS GETS ‘SOCIALIZED’

This year’s political transition used the Internet more than in the past — and it was used by citizens to check on delegates.

7. WHERE A ROCK MAY BE WORTH $15 MILLION

Christie’s will auction off one of the rarest and most famous of diamonds, the Archduke Joseph Diamond, in Geneva Tuesday.

8. CHARITY STARTS AT HOME ... ON A COMPUTER

AP technology writer Anick Jesdanun says that nowadays online social networks make it easier to support a worthy cause.

9. THE FASHION STATEMENT THAT SHOULD HAVE STAYED A SECRET

Victoria’s Secret apologizes for putting a Native American-style headdress on a model in a fashion show.

10. FOR THE NFL, A RECURRING HEADACHE

Twenty-five percent of Sunday’s football games saw a starting QB leave with a concussion.