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December 13, 2012

The Times' Morning Update for Thursday, Dec. 13, 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:



The Cullman City Street Department will have a crew working on the alley off of 2nd Ave. NE...workers will be in and out of traffic with heavy equipment while work is in progress. Drivers are cautioned to proceed with care in that area.



Weather:



Today will be sunny, with a high near 56. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning.

Tonight will be clear, with a low around 29. Calm wind.



Best bets for today:



Adult Diabetes Support Group: The group will meet at 6 p.m. in CRMC’s Ave. Maria Room. RSVP: Diabetes Care Center at 256-737-2025.



Cullman City Board of Education: Members will meet in the Board Room at Central Office, 301 First Street NE, Cullman, Alabama 35055, at noon, to consider and act on, among other things, a resolution authorizing the issuance of the Board's Special Tax School Warrants, Series 2012, in the approximate principal amount of $9,900,000, which warrants are being issued to provide a portion of the funds necessary for renovations and improvements at the City's high school. Public may attend the meeting.



Cullman County Commission on Education: Members will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Cullman County Board of Education, 402 Arnold St. NE, Cullman 35055. Work session at 5:30 p.m. Several chorus groups will perform and incoming and outgoing officers will be recognized.



CHS bands to perform holiday concert: The Cullman High School Symphonic Band, Concert Band and Jazz Band will perform in concert at  7 p.m. today, in the high school auditorium. Admission is free.



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. WHY NORTH KOREA’S ROCKET MAY NOT BE A THREAT YET

Experts say North Korea is still years away from developing nuclear missiles that could hit targets.

2. SYRIA’S CLOSEST ALLY SAYS ASSAD IS LOSING CONTROL

Russia’s deputy foreign minister says the opposition may win the civil war.

3. WHAT OREGON MALL SHOOTING SUSPECT SAID ON FACEBOOK

“I may be young but I have lived one crazy life so far,” Jacob Tyler Roberts wrote.

4. HOW THE PRINCESS’S NURSE DIED

A coroner says Jacintha Saldanha, who answered a hoax call about the Duchess of Cambridge, was found hanging in her room. 

5. CONCERT FOR NEW YORK CITY 2.0

Legends from Paul McCartney to The Who sang to benefit Sandy victims, repeating performances from a 9/11 concert in 2001.

6. INTERN IN U.S. SENATOR’S OFFICE ARRESTED

Federal officials say the 18-year-old Peruvian is in the country illegally — and is a registered sex offender.

7. AN AILING PRESIDENT

Venezuela’s government says President Hugo Chavez may not recover from cancer surgery in time for his inauguration in January.

8. CHANGING DIRECTION ON IPHONE

Apple returned Google Maps’ app to the iPhone after Apple’s own mapping software caused widespread complaints.

9. THE MOST QUAKE-PRONE TOWN

More than 170 tremors were felt in five weeks in Navidad on the Chilean coast.

10. HOW A FAN BUILT A HOUSE FOR BILBO BAGGINS

Inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Hobbit” books, a lifelong fan’s Pennsylvania cottage uses 18th-century stone and a Spanish cedar, iron-hinged door.