But here's rub: Memphis is apparently not on Rich Uncle Pennybags radar. Nashville made the list of cities to vote on, as did Atlanta and New Orleans. But the Bluff City was snubbed. Oh well, Monopoly is so 19th century. We prefer the subtle intrique of CLUE.
The decision represents a substantial victory for the citizen-activist group Save Libertland! which has contended for months that the Fair Board did not own the historically significant carousel and roller coaster.
"It will have all the bizarre things that Elvis Presley believed in," including his fascination with UFOs, Geller told Reuters. "He was ahead of his time."
Presley lived in the house for 13 months with his parents before moving to Graceland. The property features a swimming pool and the hallway showcases musical note themed wallpaper from 1956, according to the online listing.
Geller faced a setback on Friday when his $300,000 bid for the property was topped by someone willing to pay $300,100. The auction ends May 14. More here.
Apparently, the Memphis return trip came as a complete surprise to the Sun's editor and staff. In fact, Thomas' first column for the Sun was set to debut tomorrow.
A copy of the now-never-to-be-published piece was given to City Paper. Some choice excerpts: "Nearly a month ago, I left Memphis, the city in which I grew up, the city where my parents and boyfriend still live, to take this job. I left behind a city and a state that I know all too well, and a great gig as a columnist there, to opine about a city and a region I barely know at all. I left behind the easy eating of pulled pork barbecue to work for my dinner, hammering out the white goodness in steamed crabs. And sometimes, I wonder if I left my good sense somewhere between the River City and Charm City."
No comment. Well, okay, one comment: That "white goodness" line is icky.
And yes, theyre looking for babe-ish women to work there. Think youve got what it takes? Start practicing your bumpin two-step because tryouts are this weekend at 326 Beale.
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Let's see ... white nymphomaniac chained to a radiator by a black blues singer. Yep, that ought to qualify. We still want to know where Justin Timberlake fits in with all this.
Because she wanted to give Tennesseans the opportunity to see and buy the items which include a Jacuzzi, pool table, and several toilets, including this black Kohler model from the governors master bath they have been posted online here.
The toilet, which looks like crap, is up to $75. But governors bare butts have touched this, which surely makes it a collectors item.
After two and a half years as the paper's metro columnist, Thomas left last month to take a similar position at the Baltimore Sun. Apparently, the change didn't take. "My heart is in Memphis," Thomas told the CA Monday. "The Sun is a wonderful paper, and Baltimore is a great city, but it's not home."
Her first column this time around will be in early May. We're betting Memphis barbecue and Momma get a shout-out.
Learn more about what it takes to shoot extreme wildlife on Wednesday, April 26th at 3:30 p.m., when Marshall speaks at the FedEx Institute of Technology on the University of Memphis campus. For information, call 678-5105.
King played a selection of his hits and masked his heartbreak after losing his son Leonard to colorectal cancer.
King, who lost a 14-year-old grandson earlier last week after he was gunned down in a store, drove through the night from Mississippi to arrive in New York on time, according to the New York Daily News.
The Flyer also had a dog in the fight. We went down on animadversion, defined as adverse criticism. Which is not what we're doing right now. Congrats to all and we hope the Literary Council made buckets of dough.
Tennessee must ensure that all residents can express their views equally, said Hedy Weinberg, Executive Director of the ACLU of Tennessee. The state cannot be in the business of limiting some speech while allowing other speech.
The legislature twice rejected an amendment that would have authorized a Pro-Choice specialty plate. The law in question makes a Choose Life license plate available to motorists for an annual fee of $35 over and above the basic cost of registering a car in the state. Fifty percent of all funds raised, after expenses, would go to a private anti-choice organization called New Life Resources.
In March, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the ACLU and ruled that the anti-choice plate did not violate free speech rights. Earlier this month, the ACLU announced that it would appeal that decision to the U.S. Supreme Court and also asked the federal appeals court to postpone Tennessees production of the plate while the appeal is under consideration.