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1. A blinding snowstorm blankets the city with almost three inches of snow Friday. Surprisingly, no deaths are reported as Memphians frantically rush to local grocery stores and stock up on bread, milk, and, in some cases, beer.

2. A team of archaeologists from the University of Memphis makes a stunning discovery: an intact 3,000-year-old burial chamber in Egypt's Valley of the Kings. The tomb of King Tutankhamen was discovered in 1922, and most Egyptologists never dreamed other treasures would be found there. The find attracts worldwide attention. Maybe some of those other Egyptologists can tell us what to do with The Pyramid we have here.

3. A 6,000-pound climbing wall -- sort of a fake mountain studded with rocks -- is stolen from an Outdoors, Inc., warehouse on Summer. It turns up a few days later, dumped in a vacant lot near Memphis International Airport. Typical rookie mistake: Each checked item cannot weigh more than 50 pounds.

4. Juvenile Court Judge Kenneth Turner announces he is retiring after serving for more than 42 years. Turner never held a law license but was reelected to the position eight times. No word yet on who will replace him, but they will certainly have some big shoes to fill.

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