CULLMAN — Good morning, readers, this is what's happening in your county today:
The Cullman City Street Department will have a patch crew working at St. Joseph Dr. NW, Marie St. NW, Ann St. NW and 2nd Ave. NE. Also, a crew will be striping on Olive St. SW.
Today, mostly sunny, with a high near 58. Light and variable wind becoming northwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
Tonight, mostly clear, with a low around 24. North wind 5 to 10 mph.
PALS: People Against a Littered State will meet at 8 a.m. in the Cullman County Economic Development board room, 325 2nd St. SE, Cullman 35055. Topic: Spring cleanup. Mayors: come prepared to pick up bags for your community; bags provided by state PALS.
Sharing the Care expansion meeting: This meeting, for services providers, caregivers and clergymen, will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, at the Senior Center at the Commission On Aging building at 1539 Sportsman Lake Road NW, Cullman 35055. Info: Sandra Smith at 205-274-2828 or email her at email@example.com.
Orchids In Spring show/sale: The Heart of Dixie Orchid Society’s annual orchid show/sale will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 20-21 at the Huntsville Botanical Garden’s Boeing Education Room. Admission is free. Learn about orhids, how to grow them and which ones are best suited for you. Orchid plants and supplies will be for sale. Orchid Society members will be on hand to answer questions. Info: Sheila Pappas at 256-230-5932.
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. OBAMA AIMS TO REASSURE ISRAEL OF US SUPPORT
The president arrived today for his first visit since taking office to a country eager to hear his commitment to Israeli security.
2. A BLOODY MESSAGE IN IRAQ
An al-Qaida affiliated group claimed responsibility for a wave of bombings that killed dozens a decade after the U.S.-led invasion.
3. QUESTIONS ABOUT MORTARS IN EXPLOSION THAT KILLED SEVEN MARINES
The Pentagon halted use of the weapons after the accident during a Nevada training exercise.
4. WHAT LOWER-INCOME WORKERS THINK ABOUT THE ECONOMY
An AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey says many who earn less than $35,000 view their jobs as a dead end.
5. CHARGES OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS IN SYRIA
An Israeli official says it’s “clear” the weapons were used; Syrian rebels and Assad have blamed each other for the northern attack.
6. CYBERATTACK SUSPECTED IN SOUTH KOREA NETWORK CRASH
The computer shutdown at several broadcasters and banks came a day after North Korea blamed the South and U.S. for crippling its network.
7. SANFORD BID TO RE-ENTER POLITICS ALIVE
The ex-South Carolina governor advanced to a Republican runoff for an open congressional seat.
8. TEEN LAUGHS, WEARS ‘KILLER’ SHIRT AT SENTENCING FOR KILLING 3
T.J. Lane gestured obscenely to the families of the students he shot dead in an Ohio school cafeteria before he was given three life terms.
9. ACTIVISTS SEEK CHARGES IN IDITAROD DOG DEATH
PETA wants Alaska prosecutors to file cruelty charges over the death of 5-year-old Dorado, who was buried by drifting snow at a race checkpoint.
10. MEMORIES OF THE 33-GAME STREAK
“The only bad thing about it is we were really too old to be able to sustain it,” said Jerry West, whose Lakers hold the record the Miami Heat seeks to break.