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Look ahead

- “The Avengers,” Marvel’s superhero-collaboration movie – starring Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, the Hulk, Black Wido and more – kicks off the “summer” movie season when it opens Friday. It’s rated PG-13.

- Also in entertainment, Tuesday will see the release of albums by Carrie Underwood, Marilyn Manson, Norah Jones, Pennywise and more.

- The 138th Kentucky Derby is Saturday. This is the first race in horse-racing’s triple crown, and the most prominent race.

- Friday is the anniversary of the tornado that almost completely destroyed Greensburg, Kan. The tornado struck on May 4, 2007

- Sunday, May 6, is the anniversary of the Hindenburg disaster. It happened on this date in 1937.

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Gas price update

- This week: $3.830
- 1 week ago: $3.891
- 1 month ago: $3.898
- 1 year ago: $3.869
- Record high: $4.114

GateHouse News Service