The Cullman Times
Good morning, readers, this is what's happening in your county today:
Today: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 59. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent.
Tonight: A chance of showers before 1 a.m. Patchy fog after 1 a.m. Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 48. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent.
Spring cleaning at Simcoe cemetery: Simcoe Community Methodist Cemetery’s caretaker requests that all ground flowers be removed from the graves for groundskeeping by today.
Heads up! Verizon Wireless is the 2013 sponsor of the Cullman Chamber’s 22nd annual Community Improvement Beautification Awards. If you are a Chamber member and have a business that you would like to nominate, forms are available at the Chamber or electronically by contacting Jackie Moore via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or 256-255-0723. deadline to nominate is May 10.
Looking to stock up on reading materials for the summer? Get ready! The Cullman County Public Library will hold a book sale from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at 200 Clark St. NE, Cullman 35055. Info: Lesia Coleman at 256-734-2720, ext. 23. A large variety of adults’/children’s books and audiovisuals will be for sale.
Calling all bikers - sign up now for the Bug Run: Charlie Leather’s “Bug Run” will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at Charlie’s, 230 Highway 278 W, Cullman. The run is to benefit “Hunt of a Lifetime Foundation,” for children 21 years and younger with a life-threatening disease. Pre-register for the 120-mile ride (takes about 2 hours and 37 minutes) at Charlie’s or register day of ride. Cost is $25/rider; $30 with passenger. Food, music, door prizes. Items to be auctioned include 2 helmets and a vest autographed by Ted Nugent. Info: Charles Leather at 256-734-8774; or Rick Halverson at 256-747-8119 or 256-615-3845.
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. ISRAEL RETURNS TO BUSINESS AFTER AIRSTRIKES IN SYRIA
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu left for a trip to China, a possible sign that it does not expect immediate retaliation.
2. BRIDE AMONG 5 KILLED IN LIMO FIRE
Authorities say the San Francisco-area woman and eight others may have tried to escape the burning car through the window opening separating them from the driver.
3. A VOTE THAT COULD TAX ALL ONLINE BUYERS
The Senate is deciding today on a bill that would let states collect sales tax for purchases made on the Internet; it faces fierce opposition in the House.
4. POLICE OPEN MURDER INVESTIGATION INTO BANGLADESH COLLAPSE
Charges are being looked into against the factory’s owner, where the death toll from the disaster reached 645 today.
5. JURY CONSIDERS JODI ARIAS’ FATE
The waitress is accused of first-degree murder for stabbing her boyfriend nearly 30 times and shooting him in a case that has become a real-life soap opera around the world.
6. ‘NO ONE WANTS TO ASSOCIATE THEIR NAMES WITH SUCH EVIL EVENTS’
An uncle claimed Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s body, but can’t find a cemetery willing to allow burial.
7. EXTENDING 56-YEAR RULE IN MALAYSIA
The long-governing coalition won national elections with a weakened majority, fending off the strongest opposition it has ever faced.
8. WHAT A NEW YORK MAN SPENT FOUR YEARS WRITING
Phillip Patterson has decided to write out every word of the King James version of the Bible.
9. WHICH CRITIC POINTED FINGER AT HIMSELF
Howard Kurtz apologized on his CNN show for errors in a piece on gay basketball player Jason Collins, then took questions from other media critics on his credibility.
10. LEBRON WINS MVP FOR 4TH TIME
The vote was close to unanimous for the Miami Heat star, with 120 of 121 first-place votes. Carmelo Anthony of the Knicks picked up one vote.