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July 25, 2013

The Times' Morning Update for Thursday, July 25, 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 be pouring a driveway on 8th St. SW, minor delay in traffic. Also, a crew will be removing stumps on Catoma Lane and Alabama Ave. Some delay in traffic.



Weather:



Today: Sunny, with a high near 86. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight: Clear, with a low around 65. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.



Best bets for today and beyond:



Hospice truck draw down today: CRMC’s Hospice of Cullman County will hold the annual Truck Draw Down, its largest annual fundraiser benefiting indigent patients, at 6 p.m. in Cullman Regional Medical Center’s Colonel Cullmann Room, Professional Office Building II. This year’s event features a chance to win a new 2013 Chevrolet pickup truck or $10,000 cash while enjoying dinner, door prizes and more. Dinner will be served to ticket holders at 5:30 p.m. with the Draw Down beginning at 6 p.m. In addition, the event will feature wonderful prizes and auction items, including homemade cakes.

Tickets cost $100 each and all monies raised will fund indigent patient care. Tickets can be purchased from the Hospice of Cullman County office, 1912 Highway 157, POB I, 2nd floor. Info: Hospice office at 256-739-5185 or visit www.HospiceofCullmanCounty.com.



St. Paul’s School to hold dogfest: St. Paul’s Lutheran School will hold Dogfest 2013 at 9 a.m. (registration) Aug. 10, at the school at 510 3rd Ave. SE, Cullman 35055. ALL dogs must be on a leash. Events begin at 9:30 a.m. and include the wiener dog race ($5 entry fee), $10 for all side categories: Cutest, most talented, ugliest, cutest bathing suit, best dressed, most like owner and best kisser (lick owner’s face). Also, a dog parade will follow. Concessions available for humans: Hotdogs, chips, soda. Proceeds to benefit the Cullman Animal Shelter and St. Paul’s Lutheran School Scholarship Fund.



CRMC Foundation’s 22nd annual golf tourney: The CRMC Foundation announces the 22nd annual Million Dollar Hole-In-One Golf Extravaganza scheduled for Monday, Sept. 9, at TP Country Club with registration beginning at 11 a.m.

The Foundation is looking for players and sponsors so don’t miss your opportunity to register now for this fun afternoon outing. The day’s activities will include a putting contest, helicopter ball drop, the Million Dollar Hole-In-One qualifying and final shoot out contests.

Various levels of sponsorships are available, teams can sign-up to play for $500 or individuals can sign up for $125 each. Contributions to the CRMC Foundation are tax-deductible and for more information contact CRMC Foundation at 256-737-2565 or crmcfoundation@crmchospital.com.  



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. U.S. SURVEILLANCE SURVIVES CLOSE VOTE

The House voted 217-205 to reject a bid to halt the NSA program that collects millions of Americans’ phone and Internet records.

2. HIGH-SPEED TRAIN DERAILS IN SPAIN

At least 77 people were killed and 140 injured when the train jumped the tracks after a curve in the country’s worst rail accident in decades.

3. OBAMA TAKES ECONOMIC MESSAGE TO FLORIDA

The president will speak at a Jacksonville port to turn Americans’ attention away from gridlock in Congress and onto the economy.

4. POPE AIMS TO INSPIRE YOUTH

Francis is meeting with more than a million young Roman Catholics in Rio and visiting a slum, after pleading this week that the faithful shun materialism.

5. WEINER ASKS VOTERS TO STICK WITH HIM

A new poll is due out today on the New York City mayor’s race, taken after the candidate’s admission he continued sexting after resigning from Congress.

6. WHERE THE MAIL WON’T BE DELIVERED

Congress approved a plan to stop delivering mail door-to-door by 2022, instead moving to curbside delivery and cluster boxes.

7. NEW WELL CONSIDERED AT BURNING RIG

Officials hope the relief well will stop gas from spewing from the out-of-control rig off the Louisiana coast.

8. FAMOUS FIRST DAUGHTER TAPPED FOR DIPLOMATIC POST

Obama named Caroline Kennedy U.S. ambassador to Japan.

9. A NAME FOR A PRINCE

The royal baby, now known as George Alexander Louis, has a name that has been held by six previous kings.

10. WHY FORMER PRESIDENT SHAVED HIS HEAD

George H.W. Bush, 89, showed his support for the sick child of one of his Secret Service agents.