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  • This week: Anniversary of Chernobyl

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  • Look ahead
    - Thursday is the anniversary of the nuclear reactor accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Soviet Union (now Ukraine). The accident happened April 26, 1986.
    - While William Shakespeare’s exact birth date is unknown, it’s thought to be April 23 and is commonly celebrated on this day (Monday).
    - Tuesday is the anniversary of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger being inaugurated as pope. It happened on April 24, 2005.
    - Tuesday will see new albums from Anathema, Jack White, Eve 6, Lee Brice, The Dandy Warhols and more.
    - The new movies opening in wide release this week are “The Five-Year Engagement,” R, starring Jason Segel and Emily Blunt; “The Raven,” an R thriller starring John Cusack; “The Pirates! Band of Misfits,” an animated PG film; and “Safe,” R, starring Jason Statham.
    - The NBA playoffs begin Saturday, and a handful of games will be played that day and Sunday.
    Gas price update
    - This week: $3.891
    - 1 week ago: $3.907
    - 1 month ago: $3.846
    - 1 year ago: $3.837
    - Record high: $4.114
    Video to note: Car hangs out of building after crash:
     
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