Good morning, readers, this is what's happening in your county today:
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. East wind around 10 mph.
Tonight: A 20 percent chance of rain after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. East wind around 5 mph.
Best bets for today and beyond:
4-H Community Club: The Cullman County 4-H Community Club will have their first meeting at 6 p.m. at 402 Arnold St. NE, Cullman 35055. For anyone between the ages of 9 and 19. Info: Raydonna Sims or Jay Conway at 256-737-9386.
CCSF: The Cullman City Schools Foundation will meet at noon at Rumor’s Deli, 105 1st Ave. NE, Cullman 35055. All members/officers should attend. Info: Dawn Klinger at 256-590-3159.
Community dance: The Midway Community Center will hold a dance at 7 p.m. featuring the Baileyton Boys band. Admission is $4; all proceeds go to upkeep of community center, 164 Midway Road, Union Grove 35175.
City School Board meet: A special called board meeting has been cancelled.
Informational meeting for WSCC trip to China: Wallace State Community College's trip abroad program will hold an informational meeting about the May 2014 trip to China. Those interested in learning more about the trip can attend a meeting at 6 p.m., on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, in the Recital Hall of the Burrow Center for Fine and Performing Arts. More information can be found online at www.wallacestate.edu/abroad or by calling 256-352-8118.
CRMC German buffet: Cullman Regional Medical Center will serve a traditional German buffet dinner and entertainment during Oktoberfest celebration Tuesday, Oct. 8, in CRMC’s Colonel Cullmann Room in the Community Education Center located in Professional Office Building II. Reservations are available for five seating times: 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Cost for dinner is $12 for adults and children. Make your reservations online at www.crmchospital.com or call CRMC’s Marketing Department at 256-737-2600.
Here is a peek at the menu: Jager-Schnitzel (tender veal in a creamy-mushroom sauce), Paprika-Schnitzel (chicken in a tomato-based sauce with paprika and red peppers), Himmel und Erde (”Heaven and Earth”, side dish combo of potatoes, apples, bacon and onion), Beschwipste Pflaume (”Tipsy Plum”, braised spiced plums), Rotkohl (braised red cabbage), and Schwarzwalderkirschtorte (”Black Forest Cake”, frosted dark chocolate layers of cake with cherry pie filling, cherry liqueur infused cake).
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. DEMOCRATS PLAN NEXT BUDGET BATTLE MOVE
A Senate measure to increase the government’s borrowing cap is in the works.
2. HEALTH CARE ROLLOUT DRAWING RANGE OF RESPONSES
Opponents of the new law are crowing about its glitch-ridden start, while others insist the online enrollment system can be fixed.
3. HOW SEPARATE US RAIDS IN AFRICA ARE LINKED
The two operations, thousands of miles apart, show an American readiness to go after militants in nations where authorities are unable to do so, even years later.
4. EGYPT’S UNCERTAIN PATH FORWARD
Its leaders are pumping up a pro-military, nationalist fervor while also trying to crush ousted president Morsi’s Islamist supporters. The result has been more turmoil.
5. WHO’S TAKING A FRESH LOOK AT CAMPAIGN FINANCING
The Supreme Court is considering whether to undo some limits on contributions from big givers to political campaigns.
6. ARGENTINE PRESIDENT FACES SURGERY
A clot pressing against Cristina Fernandez’ brain was causing headaches, but worrying new symptoms are prompting immediate attention.
7. WHAT THE CAMERAS DON’T SEE
An AP investigation finds 23 of the 27 major casinos on the Las Vegas Strip have no surveillance in hotel hallways or elevator landings, creating opportunities for crime.
8. NATIONAL MALL FIRE VICTIM IDENTIFIED
Authorities say John Constantino, 64, of Mount Laurel, N.J., is the man who died last week after pouring gasoline on his head and setting himself ablaze.
9. MEET CHRYSLER’S PECULIAR PITCHMAN
Actor Will Ferrell brings his big-screen character Ron Burgundy, the egotistical airhead TV anchorman, to the small screen in a series of ads for the automaker.
10. WALKOFF HOME RUN PROPELS RAYS OVER SOX
Jose Lobaton keeps Tampa Bay in contention against Boston for the American League Division Series title.