B.B. KING COMING TO TYLER
The great B.B. King himself will take the stage at Caldwell Auditorium on Thursday.
Over the course of a career spanning more than sixty years, King has firmly established himself as a living legend, one of the greatest blues musicians of all time.
B.B. King will be joined by special guest The Governor's Blues Revue on Thursday.
The concert begins at seven thirty p.m., doors open at six thirty p.m.
For additional information or to purchase tickets, visit TicketWest.com or BBKing.com .
RESULTS: RANDY TRAVIS WAS DRUNK
Grayson County District Attorney Joe Brown says Travis was formally charged Wednesday with driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol level greater than point one five.
The legal limit for driving in Texas is point zero eight.
The Class A misdemeanor is punishable by up to two years in jail and a four thousand dollar fine.
Travis was arrested on a DWI charge and freed on bond following the single-vehicle accident about sixty miles north of Dallas.
Travis still faces a retaliation charge for allegedly threatening officers.
ANTI-DOPING HEAD DENIES AIDING ARMSTRONG
Lab director Martial Saugy called a news conference Friday to answer accusations by Tygart that he provided Armstrong with information on how to avoid detection for use of the blood-boosting drug EPO.
In the TV program, Tygart said he asked Saugy: "Did you give Lance Armstrong and Johan Bruyneel the keys to beating EPO tests?"
"And he nodded to say 'Yes,'" Tygart said. "He explained to them, just the two of them. As far as I know, it's unprecedented. It's completely wrong to meet an athlete with a suspect result and explain to him how the test works."
Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned from the sport for life after USADA released a report last year detailing widespread doping by the American rider and his teams.
DALLAS-BOUND FLIGHT MAKES EMERGENCY LANDING
American Airlines flight eighteen sixty-eight landed safely around eight forty a.m. Friday at Albuquerque International Sunport and passengers were told the plane would be taken out of service.
The plane's captain told passengers that the plane was forced to make a landing after a generator went out and the plane's backup generator failed to turn on.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford says no injuries were reported and the FFA is investigating.
He said the plane was a MD-eighty-two.
WEST TEXAS BOOT CAMP UNDER INVESTIGATION
Abilene Police Chief Stan Standridge is expected to discuss the investigation this afternoon.
Earlier this week he said a local boot camp allegedly assaulted children as young as four years old, but no one had been charged.
Paul Huntington, chief executive of Reality Invasion Boot Camp, denies the allegations.
He says drill sergeants used a stun gun on a teenage girl who assaulted them during a home visit recently.
He says the mother had hired them for her three children, who were ordered to complete chores.
Huntington says parents must sign waivers allowing the staff to use handcuffs and stun guns.
He says those methods are used only under extreme circumstances.
VP TALKS GUN VIOLENCE WITH VIDEO GAME MAKERS
Biden is scheduled to meet with video game representatives today as the White House explores cultural factors that may contribute to violent behavior.
The vice president, who is leading a task force that will present recommendations to President Barack Obama on Tuesday, met with other representatives from the entertainment industry, including Comcast Corp. and the Motion Picture Association of America, yesterday.
Today's meeting comes a day after the National Rifle Association rejected Obama administration proposals to limit high-capacity ammunition magazines and dug in on its opposition to an assault weapons ban, which Obama has previously said he will propose to Congress.
The NRA was one of the pro-gun rights groups that met with Biden during the day.
In a statement, a half dozen entertainment groups, including the Motion Picture Association of America, said they "look forward to doing our part to seek meaningful solutions."
On gun control, however, the Obama administration is assembling proposals to curb gun violence that would include a ban on sales of assault weapons, limits on high-capacity ammunition magazines and universal background checks for gun buyers.
"I committed to him I'd have these recommendations to him by Tuesday," Biden said yesterday, during a separate White House meeting with sportsmen and wildlife groups. "It doesn't mean it's the end of the discussion, but the public wants us to act."