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November 19, 2012

The Times' Morning Update for Monday, Nov. 19, 2012

Early weather 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 patching crew on Loring St. NW and on 4th Ave. SE.

Weather:



Today expect mostly sunny, with a high near 64. Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 43. Calm wind.



Best bets:



Today is deadline for Women of Distinction nominees: The Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama (GSNCA) is now accepting nominations for each of the Women of Distinction awards programs. Nominations may be submitted by any individual, employer, civic organization or agency in each of the three areas. Selection of awardees will be in December by a group of community leaders from across our council. The Women of Distinction Awards Program is the premier fundraising event for GSNCA. All proceeds from these events directly support the Girl Scouts’ mission to build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. For more information, contact Margaret Ritchie at 205-453-9525 or mritchie@girlscoutsnca.org.



Bosom Buddies Support Group: This group will meet at 6 p.m. in the CRMC Community Education Center at POB II in the Ave Maria Room. Info: Mary Dyer at 256-734-8729.



OA: Overeaters Anonymous will meet at 9:30 a.m. in the Carriage House at Grace Episcopal Church. Info: 256-747-6218 or 256-352-1143.



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 (times in EST):

1. NO LETUP IN VIOLENCE BETWEEN ISRAEL AND HAMAS

Palestinian militants continued to barrage Israel with rockets, and Israel announced it was widening its offensive to target the military commanders of the ruling Islamist group.

2. CONGRESS LOOKS TO EGYPT FOR SOLUTION TO MIDDLE EAST VIOLENCE

Lawmakers say Cairo needs to take serious diplomatic steps to rein in Hamas.

3. OBAMA EXTENDS ‘HAND OF FRIENDSHIP’ TO LONG-SHUNNED MYANMAR

The president makes a historic trip to the Asian nation, meeting its leader Thein Sein and longtime activist Aung San Suu Kyi.

4. HOW OBAMA’S EDUCATION AGENDA COULD UNFOLD IN SECOND TERM

The administration is likely to focus on early childhood programs and higher-ed.

5. WHAT PAULA BROADWELL IS TELLING HER FRIENDS

Petraeus’ biographer and former mistress says she is devastated by the fallout from their affair.

6. WRANGLERS BLAME ‘HOBBIT’ PRODUCTION COMPANY FOR ANIMAL DEATHS

Up to 27 animals died at a film facility filled with ‘death traps.’

7. SAN FRANCISCO MAY SHED ‘ANYTHING GOES’ IMAGE

City lawmakers plan to vote on an ordinance that would prohibit nudity in most public places.

8. ‘TWILIGHT’ FINALE EVEN DRAWS GUYS

The movie sucks up $141.3 million domestically, $340.9 million worldwide and the biggest male crowds in the series.

9. WHO JUSTIN BIEBER’S DATE WAS AT THE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS

The 18-year-old’s mother was there to watch him win artist of the year and two other trophies.

10. A BIG THANKSGIVING WEEKEND FOR COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Notre Dame needs only to beat Southern California to secure a BCS title game spot.