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May 23, 2013

The Times' Morning Update for Thursday, May 23, 2013

Early weather, traffic and community news

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

Traffic:

The Cullman City Street Department will have patch crews working at these sites: Pansy St. NW, Murphy St. SW and Cooper Circle SW.

Weather:

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Light west wind increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the morning.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Best bets:

Boston butt sale: The Hanceville Lions Club will sell Boston Butts for $30 beginning at 7 a.m. May 23-24, at the Warehouse Discount Grocery, 708 Main St., Hanceville 35077. All proceeds to go to Lions Club projects.

City board of education: The Cullman City Board of Education will have a special called board meeting at 8 a.m. at the Cullman City Board of Education board room, 301 1st St. NE, Cullman 35055; work session following.

County board of education: The Cullman County Board of Education will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the central office board room, 402 Arnold St. NE, Cullman 35055; with a 5:30 p.m. work session.

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.

Women and Investing brown bag lunch: First Community Bank, 420 2nd Ave. SW, Cullman 35055, will host a women’s investing class at noon. Free, no sales meeting, educational lunch. Bring own lunch. Info: Heather Branch at 256-734-4863.

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. OBAMA TO REMAKE COUNTERTERRORISM POLICY

The president will announce changes in the way the U.S. conducts unmanned drone strikes after disclosing that a fourth U.S. citizen had been killed in secretive strikes abroad.

2. SOLDIER HACKED TO DEATH ON LONDON STREET

British officials say the attack appears to be a terrorist strike, possibly motivated by radical Islam.

3. BOSTON SUSPECT TIED TO CHECHEN MAN SHOT DURING FBI INTERVIEW

Officials say the man linked to Tamerlan Tsarnaev implicated himself in a 2011 triple shooting in suburban Boston.

4. BOY SCOUTS TO VOTE ON GAY BAN

The Scouts’ national leadership will cast ballots on a resolution that won’t exclude Scouts based on sexual orientation.

5. REMEMBERING OKLAHOMA’S YOUNGEST VICTIMS

Ten children were among the 24 people killed by the tornado, including 9-year-old softball star Sydney Angle and JaNae Hornsby, who could light up a room.

6. WHY FUKUSHIMA IS LOOKING FOR HELP

The AP reports the Japan plant that melted down in 2011 can barely keep enough workers to monitor the three broken reactors, with some workers quitting because of radiation exposure.

7. WHERE TEEN BIRTH RATES ARE FALLING

The mountain states of Colorado, Idaho, Arizona, Nevada and Utah saw the biggest drops, and Hispanic rates dropped sharply in more than 20 states.

8. OLDEST TO TOP EVEREST

An 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer reached the summit today, but his record may only last a few days: An 81-year-old Nepalese man is right behind him.

9. TEEN WHO WROTE FAREWELL SONG DIES

Zach Sobiech, whose song “Clouds” became a YouTube sensation that attracted more than 4 million views and led iTunes, died of bone cancer at 18.

10. LEBRON HITS BUZZER-BEATER IN PLAYOFF CLASSIC

James made a layup as time expired in overtime to put the Heat ahead of the Pacers, 103-102 in a wild Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals.

 

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