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April 29, 2013

The Times' Morning Update for Monday, April 29, 2013

Early weather, traffic and community news

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

Traffic:

The Cullman City Street Department will be installing guardrails on Dahlke Dr. NE near Morningside Drive behind Cullman Regional Medical Center and a ptach crew at 13th St. SE, 8th St. SE and 8th Ave. SE.

Weather:

Today: Areas of fog before 10 a.m. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Southwest wind around 5 mph.

Tonight: Areas of dense fog after 1 a.m. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 53. Calm wind.

Best bets:

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

Therapeutic free swim: Cullman Parks and Recreation’s Therapeutic program invites all individuals with disabilities and their immediate family (individual with disability must be present) to a free swim from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Aquatic Center, 1636 Field of Miracles Dr., Cullman 35055. Info: Hollie Guiterrez at 256-734-9157 or Rhonda Davis at 256-962-2208.

Heads up!: Hanceville Elementary will hold kindergarten registration April 30, in the school’s gym, 799 Commercial St. SE, Hanceville 35077, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and noon to 2 p.m. Entrance and parking on Bulldog Lane - follow sidewalk to gym.

Child must turn five years of age on or before Sept. 1. Parents/guardians need to bring the following: Certified copy of birth certificate of each child; Social Security Card; up-to-date Immunization Card; and proof of residence.

Students should accompany parents to kindergarten registration to complete vision and hearing screenings. Info: school office at 256-352-9196.

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. GIVING UP HOPE FOR MORE BANGLADESH SURVIVORS

Hydraulic cranes and heavy equipment were brought in to recover bodies from the collapse that has killed at least 380 people.

2. BOSTON SUSPECTS’ MOTHER SAYS SHE’S NO TERRORIST

Zubeidat Tsarnaeva tells the AP she found a deeper spirituality, calling charges against her sons “lies and hypocrisy.”

3. SYRIAN PREMIER ESCAPES ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT

State-run TV says Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi was unhurt when a bomb went off near his convoy in an upscale part of Damascus.

4. DETAILS OF MICHAEL JACKSON’S FINAL DAYS TO EMERGE

Opening statements begin today in the trial of the concert promoter accused of ignoring circumstances that led to the superstar’s 2009 death.

5. HEARING FOR MISS. MAN IN RICIN CASE

James Everett Dutschke, arrested after charges of sending poisonous letters to the White House were dropped against a rival, was to appear in federal court.

6. WHY EDUCATORS WORRY ABOUT PRESCHOOL

A report out today says states are spending less per child for pre-k programs than they have in a decade.

7. WHO’S BEING TAPPED FOR TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY

Obama plans to nominate Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Anthony Foxx, a rising star in the Democratic party.

8. PARISHIONERS STABBED IN CHURCH

Police say a man vaulted over pews and targeted the singers at the Albuquerque Sunday service, stabbing at least four people.

9. WHERE THE TALLEST BUILDING IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE IS

New York’s One World Trade Center will top out at 1,776 feet today when the last pieces of its spire are installed.

10. WEDDING BELLS FOR MICHAEL JORDAN             

The NBA great had fireworks and performances by Usher at his Florida wedding to ex-model Yvette Prieto.

 

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