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Morris also elaborated on a Time magazine blog titled God Does Not Want You To Be Sick, in which the writer described Morris work with patients who believe that sickness is a part of Gods will. The writer calls it fatalism, and its a viewpoint Morris battles every day. God wants us to be healthy and live long and vital lives, says Morris. Otherwise, he adds, why would Jesus have spent so much of his time healing? For more go here.
The dogs blog entries include Bow wow to me and Woof woof what what. A bit more interesting are the comments from the many friends of M.E.M.P.H.I.S, such as one from a young woman who writes, I cant wait to be licked by your velvety tongue.
Read more lots more about this crazy bitch here.
According to an AP story, the action was probably inspired by distant memories of the lynching of 17-year-old Jesse Washington, a crime that took place in 1916, and became known as the Waco Horror.
And since the National Civil Rights Museum In our city has a photo of the Washington lynching in their collection, the Waco City Council plans to send Memphis a copy of the anti-lynching resolution too.
Well, now we can all rest easy.
Read all about it here.
The Tri-State Defender, the oldest black newspaper in Memphis, has a new interim publisher Melvin Jones. He replaces Marzie Thomas.
The announcement was made by Real Times Inc., the parent company of the weekly Tri-State Defender and other publications.
In order to build on the current brand of the Tri-State Defender, increase readership and community investment we needed new leadership, said Real Times CEO Hiram Jackson. With Melvins business acumen and sense of community, I feel that he is the right person to help chart a new course for the Tri-State Defender.
Jones is the founder of The Black Business Directory and Proud Magazine. He has lived in Memphis for more than 20 years, according to the announcement.
There was no immediate word whether the new course will include a formal explanation of a plagiarism scandal at the Tri-State Defender that was exposed in 2003. A freelance writer named Larry Reeves supposedly wrote 140 articles for the newspaper, most of which turned out to be crude revisions of stories that had previously appeared in other newspapers. The true identity of Larry Reeves was never revealed, and Thomas and Real Times chairman Tom Picou insisted they were the victims of a scam.
We could make a joke about the fair wanting to keep its assets covered, but its just too easy.
Read more about the roller coaster of a battle over Libertyland here.
Gray has been a charming, charismatic figure since he joined the WWTQ team in 2005, but has drawn fire from Mid-South liberals for his conservative fundamentalist views on social issues, especially gay civil rights.
Several of Memphis progressive bloggers, who have treated Gray with equal parts tolerance, respect, and bile, are scrambling to organize and make a case that WWTQ should consider filling Grays slot with a rotating slate of bloggers.
Mayor Willie Herenton met with the council for half an hour Tuesday, then spent several more minutes answering questions and sparring with reporters outside the conference room in City Hall. At the end of the day, there were no definitive answers about the FedExForum parking garage that enriches the Memphis Grizzlies but was supposed to be a nonprofit mass transit facility.
Herenton suggested council members were overreacting to media reports, which were in turn an overreaction to a state report about the parking garage.
Often we are victimized by overzealous media, he said.
He said nobody broke any laws, but conceded there were some omissions, in my opinion, some serious omissions, made by individuals, but the issue of compliance with this federal grant has been resolved.
The city of Memphis lost $6 million in federal funds in the deal, but Herenton said taxpayers would feel no pain because of it.
No essential municipal services will be affected, he said, conceding that the federal government was absolutely right to rule that we were in non-compliance.
The meeting was testy, and council members seem determined to press ahead for more answers in two weeks. Several people involved with the construction contracts for FedExForum were there, including former city attorney Robert Spence and Public Building Authority attorney Charles Carpenter. But some others didnt show for various reasons, including former City CAO Rick Masson, mayoral assistant Pete Aviotti, and attorney Arnold Perl, who was chairman of the Public Building Authority.
Herenton noted that he has never in my political career asked for anybody to be investigated even though he said he has heard rumors that some council members are less than honest. Three council members have called for a federal investigation of the parking garage.
Carpenter said the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) was well aware of what was going on in Memphis with the garage.
For TDOT to say someone duped them, that they did not know what was going on, is not an accurate statement, he said.
That prompted Councilman Myron Lowery to ask why TDOT was asking for money back. And Councilman Tom Marshall asked if anyone asked TDOT officials whether or not it was okay to give the garage to the Grizzlies as a profit center.
Councilwoman Carol Chumney handed out a printed transcript of a committee meeting last November in which she asked Carpenter whats the exposure on that if we had to pay some money back to the state?
Carpenter answered, we feel that there is little or no exposure. Sara Hall, the current city attorney, said in the November meeting that she had gone over PBA records on the garage in detail with respect to the communications from the state as to the parking garage. She said the intermodal transit plan was a work in progress rather than something that was previously agreed upon as a condition of federal funding. Hall attended Tuesdays meeting but said she was unfamiliar with most of the records and would need time and assistance to review them.
Those questions were left hanging at least until the council meets again in two weeks.
Next: The Los Angeles auction house Bonhams & Butterfields is selling the purchase and sale agreement that Elvis signed for Graceland. Bonhams & Butterfields is estimating the auction of the document, being held June 25th and 26th, will bring as much as $75,000. Previous Elvis memorabilia sold by Bonhams & Butterfields has brought in $3,000,000. Check it out here.