North Jefferson News, Gardendale, AL

June 13, 2014

NJN/am for Friday, June 13

By Robert Carter
North Jefferson News

— Friday the 13th – ooooh, yuck!...

Weather: More storms. We're already off to a wet start this morning, with a round of storms moving through early. More showers and storms are possible later today – a 60 percent chance – with highs in the lower 80s. Clearing skies will follow tonight with lows in the middle 60s. This weekend will see mostly clear skies, with a slight chance of scattered showers on Sunday and highs in the middle 80s.

One down, three to go. The Gardendale Board of Education heard from the first of four candidates for its superintendent's job last night. Dr. Michael Daria, who's currently the assistant superintendent of the Tuscaloosa City Schools, told about how he and his staff overcame the disaster posed by the 2011 tornado that devastated his community and several of its schools. Interviews continue tonight with Tim Wilder, currently the superintendent of Dothan City Schools, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Gardendale Civic Center. Wilder will be followed by Dr. Patrick Martin, superintendent of Washington District 50 schools in Illinois; he'll be interviewed Saturday morning at 9:15.

Sports: Making it look easy. The San Antonio Spurs are one win away from an NBA championship, thanks to yet another blowout win on the road at Miami. Kawhi Leonard had 20 points and Tony Parker added 19 as the Spurs cruised to a 107-86 victory that left Heat fans quiet at first, and then headed for the exits early. LeBron James scored 28 for the Heat, who must now overcome a 3-1 deficit in the series – something that's never been done before in the NBA Finals... Golf: Martin Kaymer is off to a fast start at the U.S. Open, shooting a first round 65 (5-under par) at Pinehurst to take a three-shot lead over a trio of golfers, including former UAB star Graeme McDowell.