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Re: “Revisions of Overton Gateway Plan Revealed

I'd like to see a ring of high rises surrounding Overton Park similar to Central Park. These people would definitely lose it were I in charge. But, seriously, let's look at the underlying assumptions at play. Developers built 2 story single family homes near this location in the 1920s. Does that mean that anything taller than 2 stories is forbidden from being built for the rest of time? Must the Arts and Crafts style be used in this neighborhood forevermore? What if I want to build rowhouses a la Boston or DC? That is what you really mean when saying a new development must be consistent with neighborhood character. I find that opposed to the principle of liberty.

Posted by apok on 04/27/2017 at 7:47 PM

Re: “Contemporary Media Inc. Hires Michael Donahue

I'm so happy to hear this! I don't like Gannett and think Mr. Donahue will be an excellent fit with Contemporary Media. Looking forward to reading his pieces and/or his photography.

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Posted by Jets on 04/27/2017 at 7:46 PM

Re: “Memphis is Ugly. Cleveland Still Uglier, According to BS List

I am originally from Baltimore. We tended to drink a lot so everyone looked beautiful.

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Posted by Timeout4 on 04/27/2017 at 7:24 PM

Re: “State Outsourcing Contract Signed Early, Seen As 'Betrayal of Public Trust'

LoveBC
Ditto. I've worked for government, non profits and private business. The only way the last two can compete with a well run government operation is for management to be involved directly in the day to day affairs. Profits to investors and boards means reduced efficiency.

If the government operation is poorly run, we have a more immediate chance (I didn't say a good chance) of affecting a change than trying to hack our way thru the structures of the latter two.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 04/27/2017 at 7:07 PM

Re: “Memphis is Ugly. Cleveland Still Uglier, According to BS List

Beauty often neans average features. Average eyes average nose etc.

We are ninth least average!

Hooray

Posted by datGuy on 04/27/2017 at 7:01 PM

Re: “Contemporary Media Inc. Hires Michael Donahue

WONDERFUL !KUDOS TO MICHAEL!I'll SEE YOU AROUND SOON!

Posted by marthacattnurse on 04/27/2017 at 6:28 PM

Re: “State Outsourcing Contract Signed Early, Seen As 'Betrayal of Public Trust'

I have worked for three different government agencies and am familiar with contractors. Some do good jobs, some don't.

I sincerely believe that an agency is more likely to land a contract by lobbying more than performance - literally greasing palms and/or promising fat jobs to bureaucrats after retirement from government.

Government cannot run without contractors. I get that. Let's make sure the taxpayers dollar is not being wasted .

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Posted by LoveBC on 04/27/2017 at 6:05 PM

Re: “Contemporary Media Inc. Hires Michael Donahue

Hope it wasn't too much of a pay drop. Nice to see someone up in years land on their feet after losing a job. Let's face it, that is a nightmare for older people like me.

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Posted by LoveBC on 04/27/2017 at 5:53 PM

Re: “Contemporary Media Inc. Hires Michael Donahue

CA loss is Flyer gain. This man is multi-talented.

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Posted by Charlotte O'Bryan on 04/27/2017 at 5:52 PM

Re: “Contemporary Media Inc. Hires Michael Donahue

That's great news! Congratulations!

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Posted by Debbie Heye Neal on 04/27/2017 at 5:49 PM

Re: “Contemporary Media Inc. Hires Michael Donahue

Emma Jean Pierotti would be so proud, MJD

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Posted by Jill Piper on 04/27/2017 at 4:57 PM

Re: “Contemporary Media Inc. Hires Michael Donahue

Can't leave talent like that lying around. Get back to work Mr. Donahue.

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Posted by OakTree on 04/27/2017 at 4:41 PM

Re: “Contemporary Media Inc. Hires Michael Donahue

Super happy about this.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 04/27/2017 at 4:34 PM

Re: “Contemporary Media Inc. Hires Michael Donahue

awesome

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Posted by Stacey Greenberg on 04/27/2017 at 4:27 PM

Re: “Contemporary Media Inc. Hires Michael Donahue

well done

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Posted by tomguleff on 04/27/2017 at 4:20 PM

Re: “Circuit on Street Safety Kicks Off

Getting all the grit and gravel off Lamar would be a huge improvement. In many places the sidewalks are impassable on Lamar/78 almost by design.

Posted by FUNKbrs on 04/27/2017 at 3:41 PM

Re: “State Outsourcing Contract Signed Early, Seen As 'Betrayal of Public Trust'

There won't be savings. The costs will just be in other places. Like lawsuits.

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Posted by OakTree on 04/27/2017 at 3:20 PM

Re: “State Outsourcing Contract Signed Early, Seen As 'Betrayal of Public Trust'

If seeing this in other cities/states is any indication - the buildings will be dirtier, but it will be cheaper. Be sure to bring your own TP.

Some of the savings will come from paying people less, some will come from lower quality people in the roles, some come from them doing less, and lastly some will come from not doing stuff at all.

Many will then complain later, "see government doesn't work right - the buildings are all dirty".

Posted by datGuy on 04/27/2017 at 3:14 PM

Re: “Sounding the Call

I see what Funk is saying. With the crack epidemic, the media and the general public blamed the user. Now it seems a lot of blame is on the drug, the pharmaceutical industry, and/or the economy.

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Posted by nobody on 04/27/2017 at 2:44 PM

Re: “Sounding the Call

They're not dying from snorting oxycontin these days, FUNK. They are dying from cheap heroin laced with fentanyl analogues, acutely. The ones who waste away and die from the soul-stealing effects of chronic use are another, much more insidious problem, however. Of the two, the second is far, far worse. We can deal with unintentional overdoses by making narcan and romazicon more available. What is harder, is reeling people back in, once they are out on the edges of existence, in fear of the pain of living, but with less and less desire to even do so, after progressive wildly spinning cycles of rushing and crashing...

Posted by OakTree on 04/27/2017 at 2:03 PM

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