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September 9, 2013

The Times' Morning Update for Monday, Sept. 9, 2013

Early weather and community news

Staff Reports
The Cullman Times

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



Weather:



Today: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Calm wind.

Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1 a.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph.



Best bets for today:



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. 



Times' 'Let's Eat' cookbook arrives: After months of gathering recipes from some of the area's top cooks, The Cullman Times is unveiling "Taste of Cullman Cookbook: Let's Eat."

The cookbook is on sale at The Times office for $5 per copy. Stop by 300 Fourth Avenue SE to get your copies.

"Let's Eat" contains a wide variety of recipes, many of them perfect for the approaching holiday season.



Swamp John’s meal: The 91 Homemakers Club will host a Swamp John’s meal from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, at the Moody Center, 111 Michelle St., Hanceville 35077. Choice of fish, chicken or shrimp; and side dishes are $10/plate. Proceeds to go to club’s community projects.



CRMC Foundation’s annual golf tourney: Cullman Regional Medical Center will hold their annual Million Dollar Hole-In-One Golf Extravaganza at 11 a.m. at TP Country Club.



Cullman NARFE: Chapter 744 will meet at 11 a.m. at Ryan's Family Steakhouse, 1720 Cherokee Ave. SW, Cullman 35055. Speaker will be Chris Van Dyke, director of Cullman Mental Health Agency.



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. OBAMA TAKES TO THE AIRWAVES

The president turns to TV as he makes his case for punishing Assad for allegedly using chemical weapons.

2. WHO’S COUNTING ON A MILITARY STRIKE

Maybe more than anyone, America’s pro-Israel lobby is worried that Congress might vote “no” on penalizing Syria.

3. OPTING OUT OF STANDARDIZED TESTS

A growing number of parents aren’t letting their kids take the exams, citing students’ stress and other reasons.

4. NFL FAN FALLS, DIES AT STADIUM

A man who appeared intoxicated plunges to his death from a pedestrian walkway outside San Francisco’s Candlestick Park.

5. WHAT’S RIVETING THE ART WORLD

An Amsterdam museum says it has identified a long-lost Vincent Van Gogh painting, the first full-size canvas by the Dutch master discovered since 1928.

6. WHERE GOP HOPEFULS ARE LOOKING FOR MONEY

Several Republicans who are thinking about running for president are courting senior members of Mitt Romney’s well-oiled campaign finance machine.

7. BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO

A Connecticut couple married for five years has been battling in divorce court for twice that long.

8. IN JAMAICA, GANGA TOURS

Farmers are offering trips — technically illegal — to some of the island’s hidden marijuana plantations.

9. FOR VEGAS, ANOTHER OVER-THE-TOP ATTRACTION

The 55-story High Roller will be the world’s largest Ferris wheel — nine feet taller than the Singapore Flyer.

10. BLINK AND YOU’LL MISS IT

The Redskins’ up-tempo offense will be pitted against an even quicker attack when Washington meets Philadelphia.