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Summitt receives Wooden Cup in Atlanta

ATLANTA -- One week after being forced to resign due to early onset dementia, Tennessee coaching legend Pat Summitt came to Atlanta to receive the Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup.

Summitt, who led the Lady Vols to 8 national championships during her 38 seasons in Knoxville, was delighted to receive an award that is named for the man who coached the UCLA Bruins to 10 national crowns.  Summitt is also proud of his son, Tyler, becoming an assistant coach with the Marquette women's program next season.  When asked, would it be ok for Tyler to call for advice she smiled and said "Sure, as often as he likes."

Pat Summitt will stay busy with The Pat Summitt Foundation, that will support the fight against Alzheimer's Disease.  She will also be at practice and at the games in her new role as head coach emeritus.  Summitt feels she owes it to freshman class that will come to Knoxville in the fall saying, "not a whole lot is going to change."

Wind Advisory for metro Atlanta

ATLANTA -- A wind advisory is in effect for metro Atlanta until 8 p.m.

Gusts could reach up to 35 miles per hour.

The northernmost portions of the state had been under a severe thunderstorm watch as well, but that expired at 1 p.m.

For the full forecast and live radar maps, visit 11Alive.com/weather.

Debate rages over MARTA's proposed Clifton Corridor

ATLANTA -- There are strong opinions on both sides for MARTA's proposed Clifton Corridor that would run from Lindbergh Station to Avondale Station, and service light rail passengers traveling to both Emory University and the Centers for Disease Control.

The new line, including nearly nine miles of new track, will cost an estimated $1.2 billion and force some homeowners and business operators to relocate.

Supporters say the line will create new jobs and provide vital access to highly traveled locations. Devin Fehley breaks down the massive cost of this project, while Commuter Dude focuses on the debate.

DeKalb unemployment exceeds metro rate in March

DeKalb unemployment exceeds metro rate in March

ATLANTA -- The preliminary unemployment rate in metro Atlanta dropped to 8.7 percent in March.

The new jobless rate, which was announced early Thursday morning, is down from a year ago, when it was 9.6 percent.

DeKalb County's unemployment rate was 9.1 percent in March. Metro Athens had the lowest area rate at 6.7 percent, while metro Dalton had the highest at 11.6 percent.

Labor officials say the overall rate decreased because there were fewer layoffs in construction, manufacturing, trade, and administrative and support services.

CDC: Cholesterol levels continue to drop

CDC: Cholesterol levels continue to drop

ATLANTA -- U.S. health officials say only 13 percent of U.S. adults have high total cholesterol. That may seem incredible in a nation where two-thirds of adults are overweight.

Experts believe it's largely because so many Americans take cholesterol-lowering drugs, but dropping smoking rates and other factors also contributed.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the report Tuesday. The numbers come from interviews and blood tests of nearly 6,000 U.S. adults in 2009 and 2010.

Years ago, the government set a goal that no more than 17 percent of U.S. adults have high total cholesterol. The goal was achieved about five years ago for women and more than 10 years ago for men.

Cholesterol is a fat-like substance in the blood. Too much total cholesterol puts one at risk for heart disease.

Measles making a comeback?

ATLANTA -- Health officials say last year was the worst year for measles in the U.S. in 15 years.

There were 222 cases of measles reported. Most of the cases were imported - either by visiting foreigners or by U.S. residents who picked up the virus overseas.

Health official say outbreaks in the U.S. have been fueled by low vaccination rates in Europe and elsewhere.

There were no deaths in the U.S. but about a third of the people were hospitalized. At least two-thirds of the Americans who got the measles hadn't been vaccinated.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued the report Thursday. In a typical year, there are 50 to 60 cases of measles. The previous worst year was 1996, with 508 cases.

Earth Day weekend events

ATLANTA -- Half a million people are expected to pour into metro Atlanta for several festivals this weekend.

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However, the possibility of severe weather has organizers keeping their eyes on the sky.