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April 4, 2013

The Times' Morning Update for Thursday, April 4, 2013

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 have a patch crew working on 5th Ave. SE and West Main Ave.

 

Weather:



Scattered showers throughout the day with a cool temp of 46 this morning, looking at a high of 50 later on; and cloudy with a few showers tonight.



Best bets:



County Commission On Education: The Commission will meet for a workshop at 6 p.m. today in the Central Office Board Room, 402 Arnold St. NE, Cullman 35055.



Democrat luncheon: The Cullman County Democrats will hold a lunch meeting at 11:30 a.m. today at Ryan’s Family Steakhouse, 1720 Cherokee AVe. SW, Cullman 35055.



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



Relay For Life team captain meeting: The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Cullman invites team captains to the monthly team captain meetings scheduled for noon and 5:30 p.m. today at First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.

For more information on Relay For Life or team captain meetings, contact Mavis Martin at 256-339-6385 or Tim Kelly at 256-737-9405. To sign up for Relay For Life of Cullman, please visit RelayForLife.org.



Looking forward:



Singing convention: The annual Cullman County Singing convention will be from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at the Senior Citizen building, 1539 Sportsman Lake Rd. NW, Cullman 35055. Covered dish lunch at noon. Anyone may attend.



Yard sale/craft fair at Heritage Park: A community yard sale and craft fair will be Saturday, April 6, at Heritage Park. For more information, contact the park office at 256-739-9931.



Scripture lunch at Sacred Heart: The Sacred Heart Altar Society will present a scripture luncheon at 10:30 a.m. April 6, Father Mitchell Pacwa as guest speaker on “Treasures of God’s Mercy.” Tickets must be purchased before date of luncheon, $20/person: Diane Harwood at 205-701-1969 or Marie Klum at 814-590-9916. No tickets will be sold at the door.



CHS open house: The community is invited to the Cullman High School pre-construction open house from 3 to 6 p.m. April 12. The event will include guided tours of the CHS facility provided by student ambassadors and a display of the upcoming construction plans. Also, a multi-media presentation detailing the construction project will be held at 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. in the auxiliary gym. Light refreshments provided.



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. NORTH KOREA THREATENS NUKE ATTACK ON U.S.

North Korea moved a missile to its east coast after warning it could use “diversified” nuclear weapons. The U.S. deployed an advanced missile defense system to Guam. 

2. CONN. PASSES TOUGH GUN LAWS AFTER SCHOOL MASSACRE

The bill going to the governor today adds more than 100 firearms to the assault weapons ban and creates a registry for dangerous offenders.

3. 2 MORE SOUGHT IN PRISON CHIEF’S DEATH

Colorado authorities say the men belong to the same white supremacist gang as Evan Ebel, a suspect in the death of the corrections chief.

4. WARNING SIGNS ABOUT EX-RUTGERS COACH

Mike Rice once knocked out of one of his father’s teeth while playing basketball and a former assistant said he was “crazed” about the game.

5.OBAMA’S WALLET GETS THINNER

As a way to share the sacrifice of federal workers, he’s going to return 5 percent of his presidential pay.

6. INFAMOUS CRUISE SHIP CORRALLED

The Carnival cruise liner that stranded thousands of passengers for days was torn from its moorings by strong winds.

7. WHAT VIETNAMESE VETS SEE IN SCIENTOLOGY

Veterans exposed to Agent Orange are trying a 25-day vitamin and sauna regime promoted by the church.

8. THE MOST EXPENSIVE DISEASE

Alzheimer’s costs up to $215 billion a year to manage, mostly on care to get the afflicted through daily routines.

9. THE PHONE FACEBOOK LIKES

The HTC smartphone being introduced today has new Android technology that deeply integrates the social network.

10. WHY NBC WENT FOR FALLON

The AP’s David Bauder says 62-year-old Jay Leno has been around for a long time, while 38-year-old Fallon is up and coming. NBC also gets to move ‘Tonight’ back to New York.