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June 21, 2013

The Times' Morning Update for Friday, June 21, 2013

Early weather and community news

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

Weather:

Today: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. East wind around 5 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. East wind around 5 mph.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. East wind around 5 mph.

Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. Southeast wind around 5 mph.

Sunday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Southeast wind around 5 mph.

Sunday night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.

Looking ahead:

Fleece and drop spindle workshop: Cullman Fiber Guild will be holding a workshop on how to wash fleece and spinning with a drop spindle at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 22, with workshop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Melissa Lehman from Huntsville will be the instructor and a supply fee of $15 will be charged. See Cullmanfiber.tumblr.com for 2013 workshop schedule details.

Photo fundraiser: Cullman Health Care will hold a photo fundraiser for families Saturday June 22, 2013 at the facility at 1607 Main Ave. NE, Cullman 35055. The family will receive a free 10x13 photo; sitting fee is $10. All proceeds go to the residents’ activities fund.

To purchase and schedule a sitting, contact Michelle Lynn or Amanda Treptau at 256-734-8745.

VFW Saturday night dance: The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2214 will have a dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the VFW. Music will be provided by the Boogie Night band. The cost is $5 per person. VFW building rentals are available Fridays. Info: Commander Randy McGraw at 256-590-9405.

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. BRAZIL CABINET TO MEET AFTER PROTESTS GROW VIOLENT

About 1 million people rallied in more than 80 cities as Confederations Cup games began; one protester was killed and least 40 were hurt.

2. EDGY INVESTORS WATCH WALL STREET

Asian stock markets fell today and the Dow had its biggest drop of the year yesterday over concerns about the Fed’s plans to cut its stimulus program.

3. KEY IMMIGRATION COMPROMISE REACHED

The Senate agreed on a military-style surge to secure the U.S.-Mexican border, boosting momentum for passage of the overhaul.

4. OBAMA NAMING NEW FBI DIRECTOR

James Comey was George W. Bush’s No. 2 at the Justice Department, known for a 2004 standoff with the White house over warrantless wiretapping programs.

5. WATCHDOG BLAMES FIRM THAT CLEARED NSA LEAKER

An inspector general says the company that conducted Edward Snowden’s background check is under investigation.

6. WHO ISN’T ON GEORGE ZIMMERMAN’S JURY

Men. Most of the six women picked to hear the racially charged murder trial are white.

7. CANADA FLOODS WASH CARS AND FURNITURE AWAY

As many as 100,000 people face evacuation, and waters that caused mudslides and closed the Trans-Canada Highway were rising.

8. CLEARING THE HAZE IN SINGAPORE

Indonesia has sent planes and helicopters to tamp down forest fires that are blamed for Singapore’s three days of record-high air pollution.

9. WHY CRITICS SAY MAINE GOVERNOR HAS GONE TOO FAR

Paul LePage, who once told NAACP leaders to “kiss my butt,” on Thursday used a sexually vulgar phrase to describe how he thinks a lawmaker is taking advantage of people.

10. CHAMPIONS AGAIN

LeBron James’ 37 points led the Heat to a 95-88 Game 7 win over San Antonio and Miami’s second straight championship.

 

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