Hello Wednesday and good morning…
Weather: Warming up. The nice weather continues, but temperatures are creeping upward a bit. Today’s high should reach the mid 80s, with nighttime lows in the mid 60s. Ditto for tomorrow, and Friday the high will reach 88. A slight chance of rain returns to the forecast Saturday.
Libyan ambassador killed. Christopher Stevens and three staff members were killed by a rocket attack on their car as they were being moved from the consulate in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi. That consulate was in the midst of being stormed by radical Muslim militants who were upset over an American film which they said insults the prophet Mohammed. The attack took place Tuesday evening, during which another consular official was killed. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had confirmed the attack and condemned it, but said nothing else as of this morning.
Fultondale remembers. The city is memorializing the attacks of September 11, 2001 with a large U.S. flag at the Promenade Shopping Center, which was dedicated in a ceremony Tuesday morning. The flag is visible to motorists traveling on Interstate 65.
Warrior Dash nearing a sellout. The extreme obstacle-course run to be held in Kimberly next month is getting close to its capacity of 8,000 competitors, and organizers are considering adding an extra “wave” of 500 more slots. The race, part of a tour of 55 such events throughout the country plus Canada and Australia, will be held Oct. 6 at The Hitchin’ Post on Kimberly’s outskirts. The event is the first time in the tour’s four-year history that it has scheduled a stop in Alabama; organizers expect at least 15,000 runners and spectators to descend on the city. For more information, go to www.warriordash.com.
Sports: Miller Park blues. There’s something about Milwaukee that doesn’t sit well with the Atlanta Braves. That proved itself again Tuesday, as the Brewers scored three runs in the seventh inning en route to a 5-0 shutout. A run-scoring double by Norichika Aoki knocked Braves starter Tim Hudson out. They’ll try to avoid the series sweep today… Soccer: Herculez Gomez scored the only goal of the match off a free kick in the 55th minute as the United States defeated Jamaica 1-0 in a crucial World Cup qualifier at Columbus, Ohio. The Americans need one more win in their next two matches to secure a spot in the semifinals of CONCACAF qualifying for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.