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BC-CT--Connecticut News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, CT

February 1, 2019

Editors, news directors:

Good morning. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Connecticut. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome and can be directed to Mike Melia at 860-246-6876 or mmelia@ap.org.

New England News Editor Bill Kole can be reached at 617-357-8100 or bkole@ap.org. New England Photo Editor Bill Sikes is reachable at 617-357-8106 or bsikes@ap.org.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

UPCOMING TODAY:

SUPER BOWL-FINE ARTS FEUD

As the Super Bowl draws near, even art museums in the rival cities are giving each other the brush-off. Boston’s prestigious Museum of Fine Arts and Los Angeles’ venerable J. Paul Getty Museum are engaging in a little trash talk ahead of Sunday’s showdown between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams. By William J. Kole. UPCOMING: 400 words by 10 a.m., photo planned.

IN BRIEF:

_ MAN SHOT-HARTFORD: Police say a shooting in Hartford has left a 20-year-old man in critical condition. Authorities say the shooting happened around 6 p.m. Thursday. SENT.

SPORTS:

SUPER BOWL PREVIEW

Nothing about the biggest stage in American sports rattles the New England Patriots. If the Los Angeles Rams are as calm in the Super Bowl, it just might be a classic. By Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos, by 5 p.m.

SUPER BOWL-PERFECT ATTENDANCE

Donald Crisman, Gregory Eaton and Tom Henschel are members of a unique and extremely exclusive club _ they’re the only known fans to have attended every Super Bowl. They share time together every year, and they’ll keep their streak going at Super Bowl 53 in Atlanta. By Charles Odum. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos, video.

SUPER BOWL-ST LOUIS BLUES

Many fans in St. Louis will be rooting for the Patriots in this Super Bowl. Bitter feelings run deep after the Rams left for Los Angeles three years ago and owner Stan Kroenke’s likeness will be on dartboards and in urinals at bars this weekend. By Jim Salter. SENT: 745 words, photos.

SUPER BOWL-SHIELDS’ JOURNEY

Sam Shields is one of just four Los Angeles Rams who has played in the Super Bowl before. He finds the privilege much sweeter the second time around. In the big game against Pittsburgh eight years ago, Shields won a ring as an undrafted rookie defensive back making plays for Green Bay. He eventually became a Pro Bowl cornerback for the Packers before a fairly innocuous tackle in the 2016 season opener derailed his life. By Greg Beacham. SENT: 840 words, photos.

SUPER BOWL-STILL KICKING

Only two players on the Patriots 2018 roster _ Tom Brady and Stephen Gostkowski _ were around for each of their previous five Super Bowl appearances. While the 41-year-old quarterback stays in the spotlight Gostkowski, who has spent his entire 13-year career with the Patriots and just celebrated his 35th birthday, has quietly been one of the franchise’s most consistent contributors since replacing Adam Vinatieri. By Kyle Hightower. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 7 p.m.

SUPER BOWL-HEAVEN CAN WAIT

Before there was Jared Goff, there was Warren Beatty. Years before Goff or any of today’s Rams were born, Beatty had been carried off on his teammates’ shoulders to celebrate a Rams title that only Hollywood could dream up. He played quarterback Joe Pendleton in the 1978 Academy Award nominated movie “Heaven Can Wait.” At the end, he leads LA to an otherworldly Super Bowl victory over the Steelers. By Naitonal Writer Eddie Pells. SENT: 995 words, photos.

SUPER BOWL-PAUL NEWBERRY-STADIUM SCAM

The Great Super Bowl Stadium Scam rolls into another city. You’re up, Atlanta. The NFL is a master when it comes to separating people from their money, but clearly its most effective technique is dangling the hope of hosting its grandest event to any city that’s willing to fork over hundreds of millions of dollars for a new stadium. By Sports Columnist Paul Newberry. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 5 p.m. EST.

SUPER BOWL-CHILI

ATLANTA _ If the Super Bowl was a chili cook-off, it would come down to the sweetness of baked beans representing New England against the spicy punch of jalapenos coming out of Los Angeles. Tough choice. By Barry Wilner. SENT: 435 words.

SUPER BOWL-NANTZ’S BUSY STRETCH

Jim Nantz has been the lead announcer for many events during his 34 years at CBS, but calling four major championship events in a span of 106 days will be something new. The stretch begins on Sunday when Nantz calls his fifth Super Bowl. By Joe Reedy. UPCOMING: 700 words, file photos.

CELTICS-KNICKS

The Boston Celtics visit the New York Knicks. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.

HALL OF FAME-RIVERA

Mariano Rivera, the first player voted unanimously into the Baseball Hall of Fame, soaks in the atmosphere on a tour to prepare for his July induction. By John Kekis. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Developing from 11 a.m. press availability.

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Yale at Harvard, 7 p.m. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits.

Quinnipiac at Canisius, 7 p.m. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits.

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