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September 6, 2013

The Times' Morning Update for Friday, Sept. 6, 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:



Patch crews will be working on 7th St. SE, Golf Course Road and St. Joseph Dr.; and Decatur Ave. NW is closed from Northwood Dr. to Woodvale for tree removal.



Weather:



Today: Sunny, with a high near 88. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 63. Calm wind.



Best bets for today and beyond:



Rummage sale: New Freedom Baptist Church will hold a rummage sale at 504 2nd Ave. NW, Cullman 35055 (old Exxon Service Station) at 8 a.m. Sept. 6-7. Donations accepted. All proceeds to go to church’s building fund.



Cullman to host wingfest event: Cullman City Parks and Recreation will host the first ever Cluck-n-Brew wingfest event, 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Depot Park, sponsored by Cullman Savings Bank. The event will feature a wing cookoff between local businesses, organizations and individuals, and will also have live music, food, drinks, beer, a game day zone tent with live SEC football games, and a kidzone. The kidzone will have games, inflatables and a video-game truck, as well as vendors.

Admission is $5 at the gate and tickets will be sold for wings, food and beer.

The wing cookoff will end with the title “best wings in town” and a $500 prize. Wings will be sold for 50 cents each and proceeds will benefit local businesses as well as the Community Playground Project.

For more information, contact the McGukin Civic Center in Cullman at 256-734-9157.



Luau/silent auction fundraiser: Garden City Church of God’s Women of Faith will host a luau and silent auction from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8. Church is located at 132 Short St. SW, Garden City 35070. Cost is $5/adults; $3 for ages 12 and younger.

Admission fee includes 3 silent auction tickets; additional tickets are 25 cents each. Large selection of auction items. All proceeds to go to church’s food bank.

For more information, contact Diane West at 256-739-3791 or Rhonda Davis at 256-962-2208.



CRMC Foundation’s 22nd annual golf tourney: The CRMC Foundation announces the 22nd annual Million Dollar Hole-In-One Golf Extravaganza scheduled for Monday, Sept. 9, at TP Country Club with registration beginning at 11 a.m.

The Foundation is looking for players and sponsors so don’t miss your opportunity to register now for this fun afternoon outing. The day’s activities will include a putting contest, helicopter ball drop, the Million Dollar Hole-In-One qualifying and final shoot out contests.

Various levels of sponsorships are available, teams can sign-up to play for $500 or individuals can sign up for $125 each. Contributions to the CRMC Foundation are tax-deductible and for more information contact CRMC Foundation at 256-737-2565 or crmcfoundation@crmchospital.com



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. LAST-DITCH EFFORT BY OBAMA

He’s using his final day in Europe to continue pushing for foreign support for a U.S. military strike in retaliation for the gas attack in Syria.

2. HOW CHEMISTS TEST FOR SARIN

If the poisonous gas is present in a sample of material, three numbers — 99-125-81 — will appear on the tester’s computer screen. The numbers are sarin’s fingerprint.

3. GEORGE ZIMMERMAN’S WIFE FILES FOR DIVORCE

She says the couple lived “like gypsies” after her husband’s release from jail, spending nights in a trailer in the woods.

4. WHERE A SECT IS BESEIGED

After a takeover by Islamists, the Christian population of the town of Dalga in southern Egypt is living in terror.

5. A SURPRISING GREETING TO JEWS

The foreign minister of Iran, a nation hostile to Israel, sends a message on Twitter wishing “Happy Rosh Hashana” to those celebrating the Jewish New Year.

6.  DECLINE IN US BIRTHS SLOWS

The economy no longer seems to be deterring couples from having children, some experts say. 

7. MORE CHILDREN IN US TRYING E-CIGARETTES

Health officials worry that experimentation with the electronic variety will lead kids to regular smoking.

8. TEEN KILLED BY REMOTE CONTROL HELICOPTER

NYC police say the 19-year-old operating the chopper was struck in the head and died at the scene.

9. DOGS OF WAR

National Guardsmen from New York who befriended a stray while on patrol in Afghanistan reunite with the mixed breed and her seven puppies.

10. WHO’S OFF TO A FLYING START

Peyton Manning ties an NFL record with seven TD passes as the Broncos open the season by drubbing Baltimore 49-27.