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March 22, 2013

The Times' Morning Update for Friday, March 22, 2013

Early weather, traffic and community news

Staff Reports
The Cullman Times

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



Traffic:



The Cullman City Street Department’s patch crew will be working on St. Joseph Dr. NW, Marie St. NW, and Mary Jane Dr. NW.



Weather:



Today, rain. High near 48. Southeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent.

Tonight, showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 8pm. Low around 41. East wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent.

Saturday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a high near 58. Light southeast wind becoming east 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent.

Saturday night: Showers and thunderstorms. Low around 52. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent.

Sunday: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 57. South wind 10 to 20 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

Sunday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34.



Best bets today and beyond:



County Board of Education: The Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. today in the Cullman County Board of Education board room, 402 Arnold Street, Northeast, Cullman 35055; work session 5:30 p.m.



Cullman Iris/Daylily Society: The group will meet at 5:30 p.m. today at The Angler seafood restaurant at 3261 County Road 438, Cullman 35057. All interested may attend.



Cullman County Master Gardeners: The group will meet at 10 a.m. today with lunch at 11 a.m. at the County Extension Conference Room, 402 Arnold St. NE, Cullman 35055. This is the St. Patrick’s Day celebration; meat provided. Bring covered dish to share, but if can’t, come anyway.



NAMI: The National Alliance on Mentall Illness will meet at 6:30 p.m. today in Building 2 of the Mental Healthcare of Cullman, 1909 Commerce Ave. NW, Cullman 35055.



OA: Overeaters Anonymous will meet at 4:45 p.m. today in the Carriage House at Grace Episcopal Church. Info: 724-376-2124 or 256-352-1143.



Yeager to present seminar: Dorothy Yeager will present “Moving Beyond Difficult People” at 8 a.m. today, at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 2052 Hayes Drive NW, Cullman 35055. Seminar ends at 3:30 p.m. Cost is $99/person. Continuing education credit has been approved for Alabama nurses, social workers, and nursing home administrators. To receive additional information or to register, contact Dorothy & Associates Inc., toll-free at 888-836-7684 or go to www.DorothyAndAssociates.com.



Human exploitation seminar: The West Cullman Baptist Association will hold a seminar on human exploitation: sex and labor trafficking, pornography, sexting, bullying and exploitation of natural resources from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, at the Association’s office, 601 Cleveland Ave. SW, Cullman 35055. Must have registered for this class.



Clothing giveaway: The Crossing, a non-profit organization based in Hanceville, will be hosting a free clothes giveaway from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Hanceville Recreation and Wellness Center, 902 Commercial St., Hanceville 35077.



Rummage sale: Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, 287 Mt. Carmel Road, Falkville 35622, will hold an inside rummage sale at 7 a.m. Saturday, with all proceeds going to a mission trip to the Philippines.



VFW Saturday night dance: The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2214 will have a dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the VFW. No alcohol or smoking allowed. Music will be provided by the Boogie Night band. The cost is $5 per person; public welcome. VFW building rentals are available Sunday through Friday. Info: Commander Jerry Willibey at 256-347-0807.



Egg hunts: The Berlin Community Easter Egg hunt, sponsored by the Berlin Sunshine Club, will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, at the Berlin Community Center, 3309 Highway 278 E, Cullman 35055. For children from birth to 15. Under age 6 must be accompanied by an adult. Also, prizes and refreshments.

Simcoe Worship Center will hold an egg hunt from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, at Fairview Town Park. 8,000 eggs to hunt, jump houses, dunking booth and more. Free.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Church will host a free Easter egg hunt at 1 p.m. Sunday at St. Bernard’s Ave Maria Grotto. A hotdog lunch will be offered from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Children should bring baskets for egg hunt.

Food bank to open in Garden City: The Garden City Church of God will open their food bank for the surrounding community from 8 to 11 a.m. at the church at 123 Short St. SW, Garden City 35070. Info: Diane West at 256-739-3791 or Kathy Day at 256-352-5787.



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. DEADLY SHOOTING AT QUANTICO

Three Marines, including the suspected gunman who was believed to be a staff member at the officer candidate school, are dead at the base in Virginia.

2. ASSAD MAKES PROMISE AFTER MOSQUE BOMBING

Syria’s president vows to rid the country of Muslim extremists whom he blamed for a suicide bombing that killed 42 people, including a top Sunni preacher.

3. CYPRUS SEEKS ECONOMY-SAVING PLAN

Cypriot authorities are trying to put together a plan they hope will persuade international lenders to provide the money the country needs to avoid bankruptcy.

4. TWIST IN COLORADO CORRECTIONS DIRECTOR CASE

A parolee is critically wounded by Texas police after a 100-mph car chase, and investigators rush to determine whether he is linked to the slaying of Colorado’s state prisons chief.

5. WHERE THE PRESIDENT IS IN THE MIDEAST

Wrapping up a three-day visit to Israel, Obama is paying his respects to heroes of Israel and victims of the Holocaust, as well as touring the birthplace of Jesus Christ.

6. WHAT’S IN STORE FOR TOP EARNERS

Democrats controlling the Senate appear on track to pass their first budget in four years, promising a second, almost $1 trillion round of tax increases.

7. WHERE STUDENTS ARE GETTING A HARSH MATH LESSON

Dozens of Chicago schools face closure to help shore up finances in a city with a $1 billion budget shortfall.

8. UPON FURTHER REVIEW ...

South Korean investigators say they mistakenly identified a Chinese Internet address as the source of a cyberattack that paralyzed tens of thousands of computers at banks and broadcasters.

9. WHAT THIS CROONER THINKS OF WINEHOUSE

Tony Bennett believes Amy Winehouse, who died at 27, lived a complete life because she was able to achieve her goal: becoming a respected musician.

10. IVY LEAGUERS PROVIDE FIRST SHOCKER OF NCAAs

Harvard — known for producing U.S. presidents, Supreme Court justices and Nobel Prize winners — earns its first NCAA tournament win with a 68-62 upset of No. 3 seed New Mexico.