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I know a local geek who was planning on postponing his vacations plans so he could get an iPhone. Maybe he'll let me play with it when he returns to town.
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The lawsuit claims too many of the ideas and images are the same, including:
* Both movies opening with aerial scenes of the campus in the fall with colorful leaves.
* Both movies beginning with the annual memorial service for those who perished in the tragic crash of 1970.
* Both movies showing the Morehouse family learning about the crash through a news bulletin scrolling across the bottom of a television screen as the family watched "The Newlywed Game." Gene Morehouse, then Marshall's sports information director, was killed in the crash. The lawsuit says the same episode of the game show was depicted in both films, even though it was not really the episode that ran at the time. The "Ashes to Glory" producers said they chose it at random to depict the show generally.
* Both featuring the same hotel marquee, which read "The Lord Giveth... The Lord Taketh Away."
* Both films climaxing with a scene of Marshall's victory over Xavier during the first rebuilding year, with a scene of a football flying through the air in slow motion. In both, the scene is intercut with flashbacks.
* Both films featuring Blake Smith's successful field goal attempt against Xavier, a play that gave the team hope that it could win the game.
* Both films ending with the chant "We Are Marshall."
* Both films ending with depictions of Marshall's football success in recent years, including footage of Coach Pruett holding a championship trophy. Both films use the same three clips from a victory over East Tennessee State in 1984, according to the lawsuit.
* Both using the same clip of Marshall running back Doug Chapman scoring a touchdown during the Motor City Bowl.
Kanawha County Commissioner Dave Hardy wants a 100 percent smoking ban. No exceptions. Not even for Tri-State Racetrack & Gaming Center.
On Thursday, Hardy plans to ask fellow commissioners to approve a resolution that supports a health department proposal to extend the countywide smoking ban to bars, video-lottery gambling parlors and the racetrack in Nitro.
The Kanawha-Charleston Board of Health is re-examining the county’s smoking regulations for the first time in three years. The County Commission appoints three of the board’s six members and distributes about $200,000 a year to the health department.
“We need to send the Health Board a signal of what the Kanawha County Commission is thinking,” Hardy said Monday. “It’s a move to make all employees have a clean workplace free of secondhand smoke
HUNTINGTON -- Marshall University will move forward on construction of new residence halls and a student recreation center.
Huntington City Council voted 9-0 Monday to override Mayor David Felinton's veto of two ordinances that authorized the sale of two pieces of property to Marshall for $10,000.