Wednesday, February 28, 2001

REPORT: LAWLER LEAVES WWF

REPORT: LAWLER LEAVES WWF

Posted By on Wed, Feb 28, 2001 at 4:00 AM

According to 1wrestling.com, Memphian Jerry "The King" Lawler has left the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) in a dispute involving his wife. WWF.com issued the following statement: "Stacy Carter (The Kat) was released today by the World Wrestling Federation. Her husband, Jerry "The King" Lawler, also decided to leave the company under protest."

Saturday, February 17, 2001

FLYER SCOOP: BUSH TO VISIT TN NEXT WEEK

FLYER SCOOP: BUSH TO VISIT TN NEXT WEEK

Posted By on Sat, Feb 17, 2001 at 4:00 AM

The Memphis Flyer has learned that President George W. Bush will be visiting Tennessee next week as part of the campaign to lobby the Congress-- and the nation-- for his education plan.

The president will visit Townsend Elementary School in Blount County next Wednesday and, sources say, will be making a major new policy statement on education.

Expected to accompany Bush during his visit are First Lady Laura Bush, Governor Don Sunduist, Senators Bill Frist and Fred Thompson, and U.S. Reps. Van Hilleary (R-4th) and John "Jimmy" Duncan (R-2nd).

Townsend was reportedly selected by Vice President Dick Cheney as the site of the visit for its combination of a low-income student base and relatively high achievement scores. It thus affords an example of the president’s performance-based educational model.

The Knoxville-area appearance by President Bush will be a recap of sorts of a visit made by candidate Bush to Knoxville on election eve last November.

That appearance solidified what was already a lead for Bush over then Vice President Al Gore, a native son, and contributed to the Republican's capture of Tennessee's crucial 11 electoral votes from Democrat Gore.

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