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May 3, 2013

The Times' Morning Update for Friday, May 3, 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: Showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 65. Southeast wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent.

Tonight: Showers likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 8 p.m. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Low around 46. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph becoming west after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent.

Saturday: Showers likely. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 60. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent.

Saturday night: A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Sunday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 63. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.

Sunday night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.



Best bets:



RFL survivors’ events: 2013 Relay For Life Cullman will be May 3 at the Cullman County Fairgrounds. Survivors’ dinner will be at 5 p.m. in Building No. 4, followed by the Survivors’ walk at 7 p.m. at the park. Relay For Life takes place from 7 p.m. today to 7 a.m. May 4, at the Cullman County Fairgrounds on Sportsman Lake Road.



Jam session: The Town of South Vinemont will hold a jam session at 6 p.m. today in the Cary C. Montgomery Scout Center, 88 Ridgeway St., Cullman 35058. Info: Vinemont Town Hall at 256-737-5411.



Rummage sale: Trinity Lutheran Church, 505 Commercial St., Hanceville 35077, will hold a rummage sale at 8 .m. today and Saturday, May 3-4, at the church. All proceeds will benefit the youth department’s trip to the 2013 National LCMS Youth Gathering.



Trauma Prevention program: Cullman Regional Medical Center in partnership with the Cullman County District Court Offices are offering the Trauma Prevention program for teens. The program, which is usually offered only to those area teen drivers who have received a minor traffic violation, is opening up the Saturday, May 4 class to community teens who want to become better educated about the significance of safe driving. It will be at 8 a.m. in CRMC’s Colonel Cullman Room in Professional Office Building 2 Community Education Center (1912 Alabama Highway 157, Cullman 35058). You may register by calling 256-737-2600 by Friday, May 3. The cost of this class is $25 per person.



Horse show fundraiser: The show will be at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the arena in Baileyton Park. Admission is free, concessions will be available. Donations are appreciated — proceeds will benefit the Alabama Ladies Auxiliary. For more information, contact Patricia Gilbert at 256-796-6447.



Hanceville Elementary pageant: The Hanceville Elementary School pageant will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the school. $35 for beauty division only; side events extra. All proceeds go to classroom needs at the school. Info: Crystal Feldner at 256-352-9196 or email her at cfeldner@ccboe.org.



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. BANGLADESH FINANCE MINISTER DOWNPLAYS COLLAPSE THAT KILLED 500

He says “I don’t think it is really serious — it’s an accident” and “It happens everywhere.”

2. PAKISTAN PROSECUTOR IN MUSHARRAF CASE IS KILLED

Gunmen in a taxi fired upon the lawyer who was leading the charge against the former military ruler.

3. ASSAD REGIME ACCUSED OF ‘MASSACRE,’ KILLING AT LEAST 50

Activists say Syrian troops killed men, women and children in the mountain village of Bayda.

4. MOMENTS OF PANIC AT HOUSTON AIRPORT

A man is dead after firing a gun at Bush Intercontinental, shot by a Homeland Security agent at the same time he turned the gun on himself.

5. BOSTON BOMBING SUSPECT’S REMAINS CLAIMED

A funeral home picks up Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s body for his family. The cause of his death is expected to be released soon.

6. OIL IMPORTS PLUNGE

As production rises in the U.S., the daily flow of imported crude oil falls to a 17-year low.

7.  WHO WILL LOSE WITH ONLINE GAMBLING

As Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware lead the way, some warn the move will be bad news for casinos.

8. HOW THE NOOK WILL GET 700,000 MORE APPS

Barnes & Noble struck a deal to get Google Play’s games and apps on its tablets.

9. WHERE’S LINDSAY LOHAN? APPARENTLY, NOT IN REHAB

Her lawyer told a judge the troubled actress was in lockdown for 90 days only to learn later that she never checked in to the facility.

10. MOST DON’T OBJECT TO WASHINGTON ‘REDSKINS’

Nearly four in five Americans think the team should keep its name, which some consider derogatory to Native Americans, an AP-GfK poll shows.