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October 17, 2012

The Times' Morning Update for Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012

Early weather, traffic and community news

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

Traffic:

City Street patching crews will work on Lakehill Dr. NW, Broadway St., Edgewood Dr. NW, and Demoris Ave. NW.

Weather:

Today will be sunny, with a high near 77. Tonight we’ll be treated to showers and thunderstorms. Low around 52. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent.

Best bets:

Americold luncheon for all former employees, spouses and friend will be at 1:15 p.m. at Ryan’s Family Steakhouse, 1720 Cherokee Ave. SW, Cullman 35055. Dutch treat.

Wallace State Community College in Hanceville announces it will host a site review for initial accreditation of the Practical Nursing Program and continuing accreditation of the Associate Degree Nursing Program. The community is invited to meet the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) team and share their comments about the program in person at a public meeting scheduled for 4 p.m. in the Burrow Center on campus.

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 (times in EDT):

1. AGGRESSIVE OBAMA REBOUNDS, ROMNEY HOLDS FIRM

AP’s Ben Feller described the crackling debate as an almost desperate competition of ideas and claims between two men who badly want the job.

2. BINDERS FULL OF WOMEN

The line by Romney inspired its own Twitter account, (at) Romneys—Binder, which had more than 12,000 followers before the debate ended.

3. WHO’S FIGHTING THE REGIME IN SYRIA’S LARGEST CITY

If they win, the rebels’ blend of poverty, religious fundamentalism and anger could define the future of Aleppo, and perhaps the rest of the country.

4. CUBA’S TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS LOOSENED

Scrapping the detested exit visa after half a century means Cubans can leave the nation anytime as long as they have a passport and permission from the country they want to enter.

5. HOW CITIGROUP COULD CHANGE UNDER NEW CEO

Analysts say likely moves include: More cost-cutting, more shrinking and more focus on boring, traditional banking, such as making loans.

6. IT’S A HOT VERSION OF EARTH

Astronomers discover a planet just outside our solar system that is similar to ours in size — but its surface may be like molten lava.

7. WHAT’S UP APPLE’S SLEEVE

Invites went out for an event next Tuesday, where the company is expected to announce the release of a smaller iPad.

8. WHY BIN LADEN’S DRIVER IS CLEARED

An appeals court overturned the conviction of Salim Ahmed Hamdan because material support for terrorism was not a war crime under international law when he committed the act.

9. WHEN THE DICTIONARY WAS WRONG

The Macquarie Dictionary is broadening its definition of “misogyny” — from a hatred of women to include entrenched prejudice against women — after Australia Prime Minister Julia Gillard was accused of hyperbole.

10. YANKEES ON BRINK OF ELIMINATION IN AL PENNANT

Justin Verlander took a shutout into the ninth inning and the Detroit Tigers held on to beat New York 2-1 for a 3-0 lead in the American League championship series.

 

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