The Cullman Times
Good morning, readers, this is what's happening in your county today:
The Cullman City Street Department will have patch crews working on 5th Ave. SW, St. Joseph Drive, Interbitzen St. SW, and around Town Square Shopping Center. Also, a crew will be working on a draine near Maple St. and Mary Jane Drive.
Today: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the afternoon.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. Calm wind.
Best bets for today:
CCSF to meet: Cullman City Schools Foundation will meet at noon in the Central Office, 301 1st St. NE, Cullman 35055. All members should attend. Lunch provided. Info: Dawn Klinger at 256-590-3159.
Grief Support group: Omega Hospice will hold grief support group meetings at 5:30 p.m. at Westminster Assisted Living Facility, 1020 Olive St. SW, Cullman 35055. For anyone dealing with grief. Info: Glen Taylor at 256-737-1793.
Community dance: The Midway Community Center will hold a dance at 7 p.m. featuring the Baileyton Boys. Admission is $4; all proceeds go to upkeep of community center, 164 Midway Road, Union Grove 35175.
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. WHY US AIR STRIKES MIGHT BE CALLED OFF
Syria, hoping to avert military retaliation, says it’s willing to surrender control of its chemical weapons so they can be destroyed.
2. OBAMA TO ADDRESS THE NATION
Seeking an OK to use military force, but facing stiff resistance in Congress, the president will discuss his plans for Syria during a prime-time TV speech.
3. FOUR CONVICTED IN INDIA GANG RAPE
The men face the possibility of hanging in the fatal attack of a young woman on a moving New Delhi bus.
4. WIFE ACCUSES GEORGE ZIMMERMAN OF VIOLENCE, THEN RECANTS
Shellie Zimmerman claims her husband threatened her with a gun, then changes her story and declines to press charges.
5. HOW THE NYC MAYOR’S RACE IS SHAPING UP
Voters go the polls as the once-high-flying campaign of Anthony Weiner has landed with a thud.
6. APPLE’S NEXT BIG THING
As its stock price continues to sag, the tech pioneer is expected to unveil the next-generation iPhone.
7. DO-IT-YOURSELFER CREATES INEXPENSIVE PROSTHETIC
A South African carpenter who lost his fingers in a circular saw accident builds himself a new hand using such things as cables and screws.
8. EX-’JERSEY SHORE’ STAR OPENS UP ABOUT ADDICTION
Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino says he suffered an injury during a stint on “Dancing with the Stars” and got hooked on painkillers.
9. RAFAEL NADAL PREVAILS IN SLUGFEST
The Spaniard downs top-seeded Novak Djokovic in four grueling sets to claim his second U.S. Open title.
10. WHO’S QUIETING HIS CRITICS
Many predict ex-college coach Chip Kelly’s up-tempo offense won’t work in the NFL. But his Eagles open the season by upsetting Washington, 33-27.