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October 3, 2013

The Times' Morning Update for Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013

Early weather and community news

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

Weather:

 Today: Isolated showers after 10 a.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 60. Calm wind.

Best bets for today and beyond:

Cullman Democrats’ lunch: The Cullman County Democrats will meet at 11:30 a.m. at Ryan’s Steakhouse, 1720 Cherokee Ave., Cullman 35055.

Midway community dance: The Midway Community Center will hold a dance at 7 p.m. featuring the Classic Country Band. Admission is $4; all proceeds go to upkeep of community center, 164 Midway Road, Union Grove 35175.

OA: Overeaters Anonymous will meet at 4:45 p.m. in the Carriage House at Grace Episcopal Church. Info: 724-376-2124 or 256-352-1143.

Registration for Wallace State’s fall Mini Term II is Oct. 15-16: Registration for Wallace State Community College’s fall semester Mini Term II classes takes place Oct. 15 and Oct. 16. Classes begin Oct. 16.

Wallace State has a plethora of options, including online courses, for students to register for during the second mini term. Mini Term II classes are eight-week courses.

Mini Term II classes offered on campus are Microcomputer Applications, Visual Basic Programming, Hardware Support, Criminal Investigation, Criminalistics, English Composition II, History of Western Civilization II, Industrial Electronics, Vocational Technical Math I, Elementary Algebra, Calculus III, Human Growth and Development, History of World Religions and Oral Communications Skills.

Online courses offered are Intro to the Information Highway, Principles of Microeconomics, American Literature I, Pathophysiology & Pharmacology, Elementary Algebra, Music Appreciation, Orientation to College, Human Growth & Development and Fundamentals of Oral Communication..

See the complete Mini Term II class schedule online at wallacestate.edu/current-schedule. Registration information is available online at www.wallacestate.edu. For more information, call Lion Central at 256-352-8236 or (1-866-350-9722).

 

10 Things to Know for Today

By The Associated Press

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. NO PROGRESS AFTER OBAMA, LAWMAKERS MEET

Boehner says the president “refuses to negotiate,” while Pelosi says Republicans keep “moving the goal posts” on a budget deal.

2. GLITCHES PERSIST ON HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGES

In a way, the delays are good news for Obama and his supporters because the computer problems are apparently due to exceptionally high interest.

3. WHERE THE WORLD’S TRASH IS NO LONGER AS WELCOME

China is clamping down on an industry that has helped the rich West dispose of its waste but also added to the degradation of the communist nation’s environment.

4. VAST ONLINE DRUG OPERATION HALTED, FEDS SAY

More than $1 billion in transactions for illegal drugs and services was brokered through the secret website allegedly run by a San Francisco man.

5. HOW AFGHAN MILITANTS ARE SOWING FEAR

Roadside bombs targeting government troops send a message about the perils of serving in Afghanistan’s security forces.

6. ‘THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER’ AND ‘PATRIOT GAMES’ AUTHOR DIES

Tom Clancy’s extreme attention to technical detail helped make him the most widely read and influential military novelist of his time.

7. WHAT PROMPTED ATTACK ON RUSSIA’S EMBASSY IN LIBYA

The violent break-in by an armed mob apparently came in response to the killing of a Libyan air force pilot by a Russian woman.  

8. JACKSON CONCERT PROMOTER CLEARED OF NEGLIGENCE

The jury’s ruling saves AEG Live from paying hundreds of millions of dollars in damages to the singer’s mother, Katherine, and to his three children.  

9. WHO’S YOUR DADDY?

Mia Farrow says that it’s possible her son’s father was not Woody Allen, but Frank Sinatra instead.

10. TAMPA BAY ENDS CLEVELAND’S SEASON

The Rays get a solid start from right-hander Alex Cobb and blank the Indians 4-0 in the AL wild-card game.

 

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