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October 10, 2013

The Times' Morning Update for Thursday, Oct. 10, 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 will have a patch crew working on Stadium Drive. Motorists are cautioned to watch for workers in the road and proceed accordingly.



Weather:



Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. Calm wind.



Best bets for today and beyond:



American Legion: Members of the American Legion Post 4 meets at 6 p.m. today (dinner) the second Thursday of each month, followed by a meeting at 7 p.m. at the VFW building, Post 2214, 112 Veterans Drive SW, Cullman 35055.



Heartland Quilt Guild: The Guild will meet at 6:30 p.m. today at Christ Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1310 St. Joseph Dr. NE, Cullman 35055. Refreshments offered. Info: Porsia Anderson at 256-737-7557.



Community dance: The Midway Community Center will hold a dance at 7 p.m. today featuring the Classic Country Band. Admission is $4; all proceeds go to upkeep of community center, 164 Midway Road, Union Grove 35175.



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.



Cullman Woodworking Guild: The Guild will meet at 5:30 p.m. today at Dennis Guthery’s Construction, 18293 U.S. Highway 31, Cullman 35058. Info: Howard King at 256-739-1194.



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:

1. LIBYAN LEADER KIDNAPPED, THEN FREED

Prime Minister Ali Zidan is taken from his Tripoli hotel at gunpoint, then freed a few hours later.

2. CANADIAN WINS NOBEL FOR LITERATURE

The Swedish Academy calls Alice Munro a “master of the contemporary short story.”

3. WHO’S COMING TO THE WHITE HOUSE

The president invites the entire House GOP to talk about the budget impasse, but only about 20 senior members are expected.

4. HOW MANY HAVE TRIED TO SIGN UP FOR HEALTH INSURANCE

An AP poll shows 20 million people — about 7 percent of the U.S. population — attempted to register online through the government exchanges, and three-fourths of those reported problems.

5. U.S. SLASHES AID TO EGYPT

But Washington is holding out the possibility of restoring it if its Mideast ally moves toward free and fair elections.

6. OBAMA NOMINEE HAS DAUNTING TO-DO LIST

Before she even gets the chance to decide when to slow the Fed’s stimulus, Janet Yellen must overcome Washington’s toxic political environment and win Senate confirmation.

7. INVESTIGATORS SEEK MOTIVE IN COURTHOUSE SHOOTING

A gunman who fired up to two dozen rounds at a federal courthouse in West Virginia is shot and killed by police returning fire.

8. WOMAN FOUND DEAD IN STAIRWELL ID’d AS MISSING PATIENT

The body of Lynne Spalding was discovered Tuesday, 17 days after she disappeared from her room at San Francisco General Hospital.

9. 12 STRANDED ON ROLLER COASTER FOR TWO HOURS

A train on the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit at Universal Studios Florida stopped more than 150 feet up. No serious injuries were reported.

10. CARDINALS ADVANCE TO NLCS

Adam Wainwright pitches a complete game to lead St. Louis to a 6-1 win over Pittsburgh and a ticket to the NLCS against the Los Angeles Dodgers.