The article's headline almost says it all: "Department of Defense to workers: Show up Oct. 1 and we'll let you know if you're furloughed" until you get into the nitty-gritty of a 28-page memo, civilian workers being laid-off and soldiers' pay being held. Without a budget or continuing resolution, next Tuesday is it.

Related: AL.com also has a post outlining how Obamacare is being implemented in Alabama.