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Another round of winter, Timberlake's '20/20' released: Top 5 stories for March 19, 2013
1) Will winter ever end? The Hudson Valley is expected to get up to 6 inches of snow Monday into Tuesday -- just in time to foul the morning commute. Last year on St. Paddy's Day, it was sunny and in the 70s. This year, temperatures barely cracked 40. Raise your hand if you're ready for spring! Oh, wait …. that starts Wednesday.
2) Local political contests may lack the glamour and glitz of state and national contests but probably affect our quality of life more. Tuesday is voting day for village elections. From Port Chester to Spring Valley, voters will get a chance to pick mayors and trustees. Check your village website for polling places and candidates. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
3) Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. House minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) will be among the dozens of dignitaries and thousands of Catholic faithful attending the Vatican City ceremony for Pope Francis' inauguration Tuesday. The pontiff is the 266th church leader and the first from the Americas. Biden is the first Roman Catholic to be elected vice president.
4) Before The Big Dance gets into full swing Thursday, fans of the NCAA Tournament get four "play-in" basketball games, starting Tuesday with Liberty vs. N.C. A&T and Middle Tennessee vs. Saint Mary's. Don't worry about rushing your bracket, however: Everyone considers the real start of the tournament to be when the round of 64 begins Thursday at noon.
5) Justin Timberlake did "Timberweek" on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" last week and hosted "Saturday Night Live" the week before that. Now he's releasing his first album in seven years, "The 20/20 Experience" (RCA). Here's hoping it's as lively and entertaining as the latest installment of "The History of Rap," which he performed with Fallon on Friday. Read the full review of the album here.