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April 26, 2013

The Times' Morning Update for Friday, April 26, 2013

Early weather and community news

Staff Reports
The Cullman Times

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



Weather:



Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. East wind around 5 mph.

Tonight: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. East wind around 5 mph.

Saturday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74. South wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Saturday night: Showers and thunderstorms. Low around 56. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Sunday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Cloudy, with a high near 72. South wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Sunday night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57.



Best bets:



Singing fundraiser: Cullman Regional Medical Center’s Third Floor Relay For Life team will host the Strait Way Quartet concert at 7 p.m. today in the Col. Cullmann Room, POB II, 1912 Highway 157, Cullman 35058. Tickets are $8/advance and $10/door, children under 8 years are free. All proceeds go to Relay For Life. Info: CRMC at 256-737-2373.



Prenatal breastfeeding class: The CRMC Prenatal Breastfeeding class will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday in Cullman Regional Medical Center’s Depot Room in the Community Education Center in POB II — 1912 Alabama Highway 157, POB II, Cullman 35058. Cost is $10, which includes class fee, handouts and book. Moms are encouraged to bring their breastfeeding support person with them to class. Register online at www.crmchospital.com/obstetrics or call CRMC at 256-737-2200.



Prepared childbirth class: The CRMC Prepared Childbirth class will be from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday in Cullman Regional Medical Center’s Depot Room in the Community Education Center in POB II — 1912 Alabama Highway 157, POB II, Cullman 35058. Cost is $25 per couple; $20 per couple for WomenFirst members and includes all materials. Register online at www.crmchospital.com/obstetrics or call CRMC at 256-737-2200.



Saturday night dance: A dance will be held at 7 p.m. Saturdays at the Goldridge Community Center, 5225 County Road 1545, Cullman 35058. No alcohol or smoking allowed. Country music will be provided by the Stoney Lonesome band. All ages welcome. Refreshments offered. Door prizes.



VFW Saturday night dance: The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2214 will have a dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturdays 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 Jerry Willibey at 256-347-0807.



Friends of Frankweiler: ThIS organization will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday at Sacred Heart Life Center, 112 2nd St. SE, Cullman 35055. Anyone interested in joining may attend.



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. BOMB SUSPECTS ALLEGEDLY TARGETED TIMES SQUARE

NYC’s mayor and its top cop say the Boston suspects’ plan to visit the Big Apple wasn’t just “to party” after all.

2. MILLIONS POUR IN TO HELP BOSTON VICTIMS

People who lost limbs will face some of the biggest medical expenses — artificial legs can cost more than $50,000 each.

3. HOW A COLLAPSED BANGLADESH BUILDING WILL IMPACT THE GARMENT INDUSTRY

With at least 290 dead, there’s a renewed look at the conditions at the country’s clothing manufacturers.

4. 38 DEAD IN RUSSIA AFTER PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL BLAZE

A nurse and two patients are believed to be the only survivors.  

5. FIERY AFGHAN BUS CRASH KILLS 30 IN AFGHANISTAN

The bus collided with a truck left burning by the Taliban and could not stop.

6. WHAT PROPELLED GAY MARRIAGE TO VICTORY IN RHODE ISLAND

The savvy political campaign — including bare-knuckle tactics — could serve as a model for similar efforts in other states.

7. HISTORIC DROUGHT IS HISTORY

Spring rains soaking the central U.S. have washed away the worst dry spell in decades.

8. WHY THE TOP WINNER WASN’T THE FOCUS AT BILLBOARD LATIN AWARDS

While Reggaeton star Don Omar took home 10 prizes, homage to the late Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera captured everyone’s attention.

9. WHO’S NO. 1

The Kansas City Chiefs take offensive tackle Eric Fisher of Central Michigan as the top pick in the NFL draft.

10. NO MORE WOODER IN PHILUFFYA?

A linguistics professor says the Philadelphia dialect is evolving into a more northern accent