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November 8, 2012

The Times' Morning Update for Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012

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:



Drivers should be aware of a patching crew at Lakehill St. NW today.



Weather:



Today look for areas of fog before 10 a.m. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 57. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph.

Tonight will be clear, with a low around 35. Calm wind.



Best bets:



The Cullman County Commission on Education will have a workshop at 6 p.m. in the Central Office Board Room at 402 Arnold St. NE, Cullman 35055.



The Heartland Quilters Guild will meet at 6 p.m. at Christ Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1310 St. Joseph St. NW, Cullman 35055. Info: Paulette Dubose at 256-734-4398.



Cullman First United Methodist Church, 320 3rd St. SE, Cullman 35055, will hold a holiday bazaar from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. All proceeds benefit church building fund. Breakfast and lunch available; carryouts available. Handmade quilt giveaway. Lunches may be delivered, call for details: Beth Montgomery at 256-747-6438.



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.



A rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 8 and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 9, at 410 13th St. SE, Cullman 35055, with all proceeds benefiting Daystar House, Inc., a United Way Agency.



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. AFTER ELECTION, OBAMA AND GOP LAY DOWN MARKERS FOR DEFICIT DEAL

The White House says voters want both sides to set aside partisan interests as Boehner hints at accepting some form of higher tax revenue.

2. HOW OBAMA’S FOREIGN POLICY COULD CHANGE IN HIS SECOND TERM

The president has a freer hand to deal with Syria, Iran and China but first he has to select a new team to implement his agenda.

3. NEW STORM BRINGS SNOW TO NORTHEAST

Tens of thousands lose power as Sandy-ravaged areas reel from nor’easter.

4. WHAT THE CHINESE PRESIDENT TOLD HIS COUNTRY’S COMMUNIST CONGRESS

Hu Jintao urges party members to curb graft but keep firm political control as he prepares to hand off power to successor.

5. GIFFORDS SHOOTER TO BE SENTENCED

Plea-bargain will ensure that the man who shot the Arizona congresswoman and 17 others will spend the rest of his life in prison.

6. ARGENTINES PREPARE FOR HUGE ANTI-GOVERNMENT MARCH

Pot-banging demonstrators will voice their concerns in Buenos Aires and plazas around the nation.

7. WHERE SCIENTOLOGY DOESN’T SET OFF ALARMS

A newly-opened headquarters for the movement has caused little controversy in Israel.

8. MARIJUANA VOTES SET UP SHOWDOWN WITH FEDS

And a fight is exactly what pot proponents in Colorado and Washington say they want.

9. RISING TIDE OF VIOLENCE TARGETS PAKISTANI HINDUS

The long-suffering minority faces increased physical attacks, forced conversions and discrimination.

10. THE COMPROMISE APPLE MADE ON THE IPAD MINI

AP technology writer Peter Svensson says the screen quality on the smaller tablet is a letdown.