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May 2, 2013

The Times' Morning Update for Thursday, May 2, 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’s asphalt patch crew will work on Cleveland Ave., north- and southwest sections. A crew will also be working on guardrails on Larkwood and a lane may be closed, slowing traffic.



Weather:



Today: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. East wind 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a low around 61. East wind 5 to 10 mph.



Best bets:



Community meeting cancelled: The Cullman County Commission has cancelled the public hearing on a community center for residents in the Bremen and Cold Springs area. It was oringally scheduled for today, May 2, in the Cold Springs High School lunchroom.



CCCDC to meet at Fairview: The Cullman County Community Development Commission will meet at 6 p.m. at Fairview High School auditorium, 841 Welcome Road, Cullman 35058.



Democrats’ luncheon: The Cullman County Democrats will meet at 11:30 a.m. at Ryan’s Family Steakhouse, 1720 Cherokee Ave. SW, Cullman 35055.



American Legion: The Cullman American Legion Post No. 4 meets at 6 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at VFW Post 2214, 112 Veterans Drive S.W., Cullman 35055.



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. FRIENDS OF BOMB SUSPECT ACCUSED OF PROTECTING HIM

Three classmates of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are accused of lying to investigators and conspiring to destroy evidence in the bombing.

2. DETAINED AMERICAN SENTENCED TO 15 YEARS IN NORTH KOREA

Kenneth Bae was ordered to serve hard labor for crimes against the state in a case that complicates strained ties between Pyongyang and Washington.

3. REPRODUCTIVE GROUPS DENOUNCE US APPEAL ON PLAN B

They say lowering the age to 15 for purchasers of the morning-after pill makes emergency contraception available for women of all ages.

4. OBAMA VISIT TO MEXICO AIMS TO BREAK GROUND IN IMMIGRATION

The AP’s Jim Kuhnhenn reports the president needs Mexico’s growing economy and a president able to secure the border to sell his immigration overhaul in the U.S.

5.RISING TOLL IN BANGLADESH

Rescuers have now found 430 bodies in the debris of the collapsed garment factory, as a mass Muslim funeral is held for unidentified victims.

6. WHAT KIDS HAVE MORE OF

A study says 1 in 20 now have food allergies, a 50 percent increase from the late 1990s.

7. HOW COLONISTS SURVIVED THE ‘STARVING TIME’

Recently discovered bones of a 14-year-old girl show clear signs that she was eaten — the first solid evidence of cannibalism in 17th-century Jamestown, Va.

8. JODI ARIAS MURDER TRIAL HEADED FOR CONCLUSION

Final arguments are to begin in Phoenix today in the case that has made worldwide headlines with lurid tales of sex and a bloody killing of an ex-boyfriend.

9. WHY MOUNTAIN DEW AD WAS PULLED

A 60-second that depicted a battered white woman on crutches being urged to identify a suspect out of a lineup of black men was criticized for portraying racial stereotypes.

10. KRIS KROSS RAPPER DIES OF SUSPECTED OVERDOSE

Chris Kelly, half of the 1990s kid rap duo who made “Jump” one of the decade’s most memorable songs, died in Atlanta at age 34.