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November 1, 2012

The Times' Morning Update for Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012

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 will be sunny, with a high near 63. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph.

Tonight expect mostly clear skies, with a low around 43. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph.



Best bets:



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



Overeaters Anonymous will meet at 4:45 p.m. in the Carriage House at Grace Episcopal Church. Info: 256-747-6218 or 256-352-1143.



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 (times in EDT):

1. NEW YORK CITY’S SUBWAYS GET BACK ON TRACK

Limited subway service resumed this morning, but not in lower Manhattan, where the power remains out.

2. WHAT THE FUTURE MAY HOLD FOR THE JERSEY SHORE

The storm’s devastation leaves a blank canvas to redevelop prized vacation towns, but some caution that extreme weather patterns should affect decisions on how — and whether — to rebuild.

3. ECONOMIC DATA LIKELY TO BE TALKED ABOUT ON THE STUMP

At 8:30 a.m., the government reports on the number of people who applied for first-time unemployment benefits last week.

4. AFTER SANDY, OBAMA RETURNS TO THE TRAIL

The contours of the presidential race remain much the same, with Obama and Romney locked in a tight contest and both campaigns predicting victory.

5. WHERE RYAN MAY GO FROM HERE

Professor Ryan? Lobbyist Ryan? Maybe back to plain-old Congressman Ryan — or future President Ryan? If Paul Ryan loses his bid to become vice president, he is still a man with options.

6. THE US ROLE IN SHAPING THE SYRIAN OPPOSITION

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says the White House is suggesting people and groups to play key roles in the rebel leadership.

7. WHO AMERICANS THINK CAN END POLITICAL GRIDLOCK

An Associated Press-GfK poll finds that more voters trust Romney to break the stalemate in Washington.

8. “INFO LADIES” DELIVER THE WEB TO BANGLADESHIS

They come by bicycle to deliver laptops and Internet connections to remote villages, a vital service where only 5 million of 152 million people are online.

9. WHEN A MILITARY TRADITION TURNS INTO A BRAWL

An Air Force Academy ritual of freshmen throwing upperclassmen into the snow results in a fight with 27 cadets injured.

10. GIANTS FANS GET A HALLOWEEN TREAT

Tens of thousands of fans don the team’s holiday-appropriate orange and black colors to congratulate the World Series champs in a parade.