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November 11, 2013

The Times' Morning Update for Monday, Nov. 11, 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: Sunny, with a high near 67. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 42. Calm wind.



Best bets for today and beyond:



Cullman NARFE: The Cullman NARFE Chapter 744 will meet at 11 a.m. today at Ryan’s Family Steakhouse, 1720 Cherokee Ave. SW, Cullman 35055. Speaker: Dr. Rick Tubbs of Jasper on farming and food.



OA: Overeaters Anonymous will meet at 9:30 a.m. today in the Carriage House at Grace Episcopal Church. Info: 724-376-2124 or 256-352-1143.



Blood drive: LifeSouth will hold a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, at the Piggly Wiggly in Cullman. Donors must be 17 years or older, or 16 with parental permission, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good health. A photo ID is also required. Donors will receive a special Hunger Games T-shirt.



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. RELIEF IS ON THE WAY TO THE PHILIPPINES

Australia, Japan and various U.S. agencies are among those joining what will swell into a major international relief mission in the coming days.

2. STUDY ABROAD AT ALL-TIME HIGH

Chinese students lead the way among foreigners on U.S. campuses, while Americans are going overseas in record numbers, too.

3. SNOOPY, CALVIN AND BEETLE BAILEY LIVE HERE

The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum on the Ohio State University campus in Columbus will open to the public Saturday.

4. ‘ALL OF A SUDDEN, IT’S LONESOME’

World War II veterans like George Williams, 90, see fewer and fewer of their comrades at reunions, as the march of time takes its toll.

5. WHAT EVERONE’S BEEN KVETCHING ABOUT

A six-week shortage of knishes that started after a fire at a suburban New York factory is expected to be over by Thanksgiving, which coincides with the start of Hanukkah.

6. 2 KILLED, 6 WOUNDED AT HOUSE PARTY

An 18th birthday gathering near Houston turns deadly when someone begins to fire a pistol into the air in celebration, and confusion and panic ensue.

7. WHERE THAT SATELLITE ENDED UP

After running out of fuel last month, the research device re-enters the Earth’s atmosphere and disintegrates, causing no known damage.

8. ‘ATHEIST MEGA-CHURCHES’ SPREAD DISBELIEF

Gatherings of nonbelievers in San Diego, Nashville and other U.S. cities draw hundreds of atheists seeking the camaraderie of a congregation without religion or ritual.

9. OF TOKING AND TWERKING

Singer Miley Cyrus smokes a joint on stage and dances with a dwarf during the MTV EMAs in Amsterdam.

10. WHO’S LEVELING NEW ACCUSATIONS IN DOLPHINS’ HARASSMENT CASE

Suspended Miami guard Richie Incognito says teammate Jonathan Martin sent a threatening text a week after their relationship became the subject of a harassment case.