I love how Chuck Brady is so indignant about the zoo being responsible for funding its own parking needs. It's called responsibility chuck. Quit holding your hand out and accept that.
The Memphis Zoo pays Brady $250,000 year base salary for this kind of boorish behavior?
I think its reasonable, however, the first time I get directed to park in the lot off East Parkway and wait for a bus to take me to the entrance will be the last time I take my family to the zoo.
Please. No one is walking a mile. There is still parking in the community, on north parkway, and in the reconfigured zoo lot. The general services area will rarely be used for the zoo. Brady needs to suck it up and roll with this plan.
Come on yall. The zoo brings so much money to Memphis. So what if they use a little grassy area that isn't being used any how? Any time i have been to the park and there were not cars in that area it WAS NOT BEING USED! People do not go that far down any how so why not use it for something useful? There needs to be more parking in that area period. We can't ever get a spot to enjoy the park or Levitt Shell.
And Brady is not even a Memphian. He has no interest in the community. It would be in everyone's best interest if he would just go away.
Please please please fire this man.
Brady needs to check his ego at the door. Or resign. His statement is ridiculous. He wants to destroy the integrity of the old forest by running trams through it even though a shuttle from the GS area would take no more than 2 extra minutes. Brady himself has been the problem all along. The zoo would do much better with fresh blood. He should leave for the good of the zoo and Overton Park.
What is absolutely clear is that this action represents a no-confidence vote regarding the leadership skills of Brady. Brady has done nothing except stonewall any solution to the parking and traffic problems created by the lack of forward-looking planning by the leaders of the Zoo. Brady should be dismissed immediately and replaced with a competent director. It is far past time for leadership at the Zoo which welcomes public participation in the planning and operation of the Zoo. Brady must go.
let the moaning from the usual suspects begin in 3, 2, 1...
He needs to go. No other business in this city would have been allowed to expand they way they have without providing adequate parking.
Dang ol make America irate, again, Charlotte.
Funny how he could just whip up how much this will supposedly cost the zoo so quickly. His claim on the shuttles doesn't ring true, either, as they didn't make what anyone would call a good faith effort at the shuttle solution.
Other than Durrant, I think Parson is the best the Griz could do to fill their SF position. Parsons' size and scoring ability make him a superior fit for the Griz compared to Batum.
However, I do wonder what the Griz are going to do with Zbo. If the Griz want to move to a modern offense, they can't continue to start him alongside Gasol, especially with a scorer like Parsons in the mix. Moving him and the one year left on his contract seems like a big possibility. Of course, before that happens, if it does, it would be nice to know whether Brandan Wright will ever play again.
So far, it's been a good off-season for the Griz.
Well, these -words- look pretty promising. Mayor Strickland is, frankly, amazing. I really have to hand it to him, because I didn't think he'd be able to do it. What a leader!
Let's see if all parties actually do what they are supposed to do though...
Ok...I will be the first to admit that I didn't think he was going to step up and make the park supporters and the zoo board compromise...I was wrong. Win for the zoo. Win for the park. Win for the city. Good job Mr. Mayor.
Thank you Tim on a very kind as well as enlightening narrative of Mr. Bates. You really told a warm and human story of a man so human in his endeavors. And Mr. Bates's generosity that was I suspect, unknown to many. All I knew about the Four Way Restaurant was what I saw featured on the Travel Channel. I hope to visit the Four Way and feast on the catfish, in my next trip to Memphis. That place is almost sacred ground and should be a contender for placement on the National Historic Register.
Take a good look Scott this is on you punk.
Tommy is right. Ms. Franklin is loaded, and has expressed interest in saving this collection of firewood, tinder, and powder post beetles.
excellent article...right up to the part about the chemo bad adjustment. wholly unnecessary.
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