CULLMAN — Good morning, readers, this is what's happening in your county today:
The Cullman City Street Department will have a patch crew working on Larkwood Dr. NE.
Today: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 64. South wind around 10 mph.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. Southeast wind around 5 mph.
The Cullman Times’ history book: The Cullman Times is currently soliciting photos and information for the 1950s and 1960s era of Cullman County for their history book — a nostalgic look back at people, churches, schools, businesses, etc., for that time frame.
Those who’d like to share their pics from the Baby Boomer years, may email it, along with information about the photos, to firstname.lastname@example.org (include your name and phone number for our records) or stop by and allow us to scan your photo for consideration in the upcoming book. We’ll be sure to credit you for providing those photos.
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.
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. BLOCKED EXIT TRAPPED BRAZIL’S NIGHTCLUB VICTIMS
Security guards briefly tried to block people from exiting the club before the fire that left more than 230 dead.
2. WHERE NEWS OF THE FIRE HIT HOME
Memories are still fresh in Warwick, R.I., the scene of a pyrotechnics-sparked nightclub blaze that killed 100 in 2003.
3. AN AGREEMENT ON IMMIGRATION
Senators were to announce a plan to rewrite the law to cover border security and a path to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants.
4. CLASHES IN EGYPT AFTER MORSI’S ANGRY CALL FOR CALM
Riot police fired tear gas at protesters today after weekend violence in three Suez Canal provinces.
5. OBAMA LAVISHES PRAISE ON FORMER RIVAL FOR PRESIDENCY
The president lauded Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as one of his closest advisers, stopping short of endorsing her for 2016.
6. HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE KILLED BY GUNS IN JAPAN
Just seven were shot dead in 2011 in a nation of 130 million, compared to more than 11,000-gun related killings a year in the U.S.
7. OIL SPILL IN THE SOUTH
Miles of the Mississippi River remained closed after the barge carrying 80,000 gallons of oil hit a bridge.
8. IT’S OK TO USE YOUR PHONE IN THESE THEATERS
As long as you’re in the “tweet seats,” some Broadway theaters are good with real-time uses of social media.
9. ‘ARGO’ CONTINUES STEAMROLL THROUGH AWARDS SEASON
The CIA thriller won for best overall cast performance at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, a decent predictor of the Oscars.
10. THE TWO FACES YOU COULD SEE THE MOST ON SUPER SUNDAY
Jack and Jackie Harbaugh, parents of the opposing coaches in the Ravens-49ers matchup, will be sought by CBS-TV’s parent cam.