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July 10, 2013

The Times' Morning Update for Wednesday, July 10, 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 an asphalt patch crew on 3rd Ave.; no traffic delays expected. Also, Sunset Drive is still closed; drivers should seek alternate routes.

CSX Railroad has opened Mitchell Road between Highway 31 and Childhaven Road NE.



Weather:



Today: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

Tonight: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm.



Best bets for today:



CERA: The Cullman Educators Retiree Associatin will meet at 11 a.m. today at the Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center, 916 Convent Road, Cullman 35055. Topic: Cullman Library. Lunch offered.



Looking ahead:



Circle of Hope’s archery tourney: The Circle of Hope’s Shoot For A Cure 3D archery shoot will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 27 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 28 at Camp David, 3735 County Road 940, Cullman 35057. Entry fee is $15 or join the Fun Round for $8. All score cards must be turned in by 4 p.m. July 28. Sunday breakfast served at 8 a.m. Guest speaker will be Steton Hayes. Awards will be presented to competition winners. Concessions available; shooters may register for door prizes free; also, auction items for bidding. All proceeds go to the Bruno Cancer Center in memory of Barry Bailey. Info: Janet Laney at 256-338-6650 or Debbie Blackwood at 256-339-5303.



Summer youth camps: Cullman City Parks and Recreation will host several camps this summer. Registration for all activities will be at the McGukin Civic Center-Cullman. Archery camp July 29-Aug. 2. Campers will meet from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cullman Archery Park. For ages 7-14. Cost will be $75.

Junior tennis lessons: Session 3 will begin July 8 at 8 a.m.: Beginners Monday-Thursday; intermediate and advanced on same days at 9 a.m.

For more information, contact the civic center office at 256-734-9157 or email Waid Harbison at wharbison@cullmanrecreation.org.



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. NEW PRIME MINISTER BEGINS ROCKY TRANSITION IN EGYPT

Economist Hazem el-Beblawi was to begin forming a cabinet as Morsi supporters vowed to continue street protests until the ousted leader is returned to power.

2. CRASH PROBE FOCUSES ON AUTOMATED LANDING SYSTEM

The NTSB says Asiana pilots relied on the equipment to control the speed of the jet that came in to San Francisco too slowly.

3. WHO’S RESPONSIBLE FOR CANADA RAIL WRECK

Police opened a criminal probe into the derailment that killed at least 15. Officials raised the possibility the train was tampered with before the crash.

4. BOSTON BOMB SURVIVORS TO SEE SUSPECT IN COURT

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev could face the death penalty for the April 15 explosions that killed three and wounded more than 260.

5. EVIDENCE PILES UP AGAINST HERNANDEZ

The ex-New England Patriot was named as the shooter of a semi-pro player, while other documents show he rented a car wanted in a double slaying.

6. SECRET FOOTAGE OF PRESIDENT IN WHEELCHAIR

An Indiana professor found never-before-seen film of Franklin D. Roosevelt at Pearl Harbor being pushed in his chair, a secret kept until after he died.

7. ZIMMERMAN DEFENSE NEARS END

Attorney Mark O’Mara said he will rest his case today, after asking a judge to admit shooting victim Trayvon Martin’s text messages about his interest in fighting.

8. KOREAS RESTART TALKS ON REOPENING FACTORY COMPLEX

Officials met in a North Korea border town to talk about how to reopen the Kaesong complex, shut earlier this year following Pyongyang’s third nuclear test.

9. ANOTHER DEPARTURE FROM ‘THE VIEW’

Conservative co-host Elizabeth Hasselbeck is leaving ABC’s talk show for the three-hour morning show “Fox & Friends.”

10. WHY THIS MAYOR HASN’T BEEN TO SCHOOL

Robert “Bobby” Tufts is just 4 years old and heads Dorset, Minn., population 22 to 28. He’s running for a second term.