The Cullman Times
Good morning, readers, this is what's happening in your county today:
For all commuters to Marshall County: ALDOT has issued a new traffic advisory: Those traveling along US 431 in Marshall County should be advised that maintenance work is planned for the Big Spring Creek bridge. The southbound lanes of US 431, just south of the intersection of AL 79S and US 431, will be closed beginning Monday, Aug. 5 at 8 a.m. and will remain closed for the duration of the work. Work is estimated to take 3 days. All southbound traffic will be rerouted to the northbound lane with one lane of traffic in each direction. Drivers can expect delays. Please take an alternate route if possible.
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. East wind around 5 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.
Tonight: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. West wind around 5 mph becoming south in the evening.
Best bets for today and beyond:
Cullman County Board of Education: The Board will have a special called meeting at 1:15 p.m. at the Central Office Board Room, 492 Arnold St. NE, Cullman 35055. No work session.
VBS at FBC: First Baptist Church of Holly Pond, 10751 Highway 278 E, Holly Pond 35083, will hold vacation bible school from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 31-Aug. 2, for ages 2 years through sixth grade. Info: Church office at 256-796-6161.
Nationwide cancer study enrolls in Cullman on Tuesday: The American Cancer Society and Cullman Regional Medical Center invite all media to the community-wide enrollment for its Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3), hosted by Cullman Regional Medical Center.
Representatives from the American Cancer Society and Cullman Regional Medical Center will be available for interviews.
Enrollment begins at 7 a.m. Tuesday, July 30, at the hospital in the Col. Cullmann Room.
To enroll, individuals provide a waist measurement, give a small blood sample and complete a baseline and enrollment survey. Over the course of the study, participants will be asked to fill out follow-up surveys every few years for the next 20-30 years.
For more information on CPS-3 and to schedule an appointment, visit www.cps3cullman.org. Walk-ins will be accepted.
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. NAZI SUSPECTS REMAINED IN THE US
The AP reports at least 10 suspected war criminals were ordered deported but never left the country, including four who are alive today.
2. EXPLOSIONS ROCK FLORIDA GAS PLANT
A witness said the blast at the propane tank plant that injured seven workers “was just boom after boom after boom.”
3. OBAMA TAKES A BACK SEAT IN MIDEAST TALKS
Burned by a failed peace effort in his first term, the president is letting Secretary of State John Kerry lead the preliminary Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.
4. WIKILEAKS LEAKER MANNING TO LEARN FATE
A military judge will announce her verdict today for the soldier charged with aiding the enemy, theft and federal Espionage Act violations.
5. OBAMA PROPOSES ‘GRAND BARGAIN’ FOR JOBS
The president will offer to cut corporate tax rates in exchange for job investments at a speech today.
6. OUSTED EGYPTIAN LEADER GETS VISIT
The EU’s foreign policy chief says Mohammed Morsi, who hasn’t been seen since he was overthrown nearly a month ago, has access to newspapers and TV.
7. TIME WARNER PULLS PLUG, THEN RECONNECTS CBS
The cable giant briefly took the network off the air in New York, Los Angeles and Dallas.
8. ARREST IN LANDMARK VANDALISM
Police are investigating whether a woman charged with smearing green paint inside the Washington National Cathedral also defaced the Lincoln Memorial and a statue outside the Smithsonian.
9. WHO’S NOT VOTING FOR ANTHONY WEINER
Ex-governor Eliot Spitzer, attempting his own political comeback, says he wouldn’t vote for Weiner for New York City mayor as the ex-congressman sunk to fourth place in polls.
10. ‘REAL HOUSEWIFE’ ACCUSED OF FRAUD
New Jersey’s Teresa Giudice and her husband Joe were indicted on charges they hid their growing reality show income and lied to get loans before they got on the show.