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Re: “Report: New Zoo Lot Would Take an Acre of Greensward

hey DATGUY, i dont have a direct answer, but i havenan andwer. other may have a more direct answer. the greensward is used whether or not the zoo lot is full. the problem isnt overflow parkin--theres a massive parking surplus, and tiger lane alone could park the entire zoo. its just money, which thenzoo has in abundance ifnit wants to expand or
build an exhibit. the zoo just doesnt want to pay for a deck or a parking garage. they dont want to run a shuttle service.

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Posted by Ceylon Mooney on 01/09/2017 at 10:47 PM

Re: “Memphis Tigers Midseason Report

Let's hope that the end of season report is just as positive of an outlook and that NC2A seeding is in play.

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Posted by Salim Rivers on 01/09/2017 at 10:02 PM

Re: “Herenton and Cohen: Still at It

LoveBC,
Many or most christians in his district are Baptist, even black folk, unless you have some exclusion in mind.
You "personally know.... AA girls intentionally having illegitimate children for the government benefits." Your magical circle widens even more.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 01/09/2017 at 8:06 PM

Re: “Commercial Appeal Eliminating Paid Freelance Writers

I guess for a second straight year (2017) we will not have a fulltime reporter coming to AutoZone Park to cover Memphis's first sports team -- Memphis Redbirds? We did not have one fulltime reporter come to a Redbirds game in 2016 at AutoZone Park. Baseball has been played in Memphis since the 1850s!.

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Posted by JayJay Guinozzo on 01/09/2017 at 7:42 PM

Re: “Commercial Appeal Eliminating Paid Freelance Writers

What's their function at this point?

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Posted by OakTree on 01/09/2017 at 7:21 PM

Re: “Report: New Zoo Lot Would Take an Acre of Greensward

Flyer gets it right CA is WRONG. Parking on the Greensward is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. The City Council process in place now does nothing to force the Zoo to consider alternative parking. Citizens will unite to stop the parking on the Greensward.

Fake citizen reps sit with the City Council Committee to make Strickland look good. While at the same time they hope they can fake the public into choking down the Zoo dominance of us all. We will not smile and say thank you for a false compromise that gives the ZOO everything and the public nothing.

Save the Greensward

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Posted by greenline user on 01/09/2017 at 7:19 PM

Re: “Commercial Appeal Eliminating Paid Freelance Writers

Great way to start a new a year.. :D

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Posted by Cynthia-Kila' L Wilson on 01/09/2017 at 6:03 PM

Re: “U of M Wins $4M for Mobile Research

...scientific rigor ?? " umm ok. :/

and wow Dr. Ida Sim thanks for your input

"..our team will also investigate privacy mechanisms to ensure privacy of data contributors, while allowing research using their data.

this definitely the

Age of Aquarius

Posted by Cynthia-Kila' L Wilson on 01/09/2017 at 5:49 PM

Re: “Report: New Zoo Lot Would Take an Acre of Greensward

And with my middle finger extended I salute you Reid Hedgepeth!

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Posted by BP45 on 01/09/2017 at 5:13 PM

Re: “Commercial Appeal Eliminating Paid Freelance Writers

I am grateful to the writers of the Memphis Flyer and Memphis Daily News for continuing to deliver (mostly) quality writing to this community.
CA local coverage has moved to video segments shot on iPhones. Our community has a hard time supporting anything other than sports related coverage.
Freelance arts coverage will be missed.

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Posted by BP45 on 01/09/2017 at 4:57 PM

Re: “Report: New Zoo Lot Would Take an Acre of Greensward

Worth Morgan was surprised at the last minute addendum for tailgating sized parking places at the zoo and said that he would have to research it. Reid Hedgepeth, Chuck Brady and Allen Wade were not which reeks of collusion.
If Worth Morgan wants a second term on the council, he should have this addendum removed from this resolution.

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Posted by Susan Butcher Barnett on 01/09/2017 at 4:54 PM

Re: “Fed Ex, St.Jude Among Memphis Names Aligning Against Anti-LGBTQ Bill

I guess instead of FedEx, you can use UPS. instead of AutoZone, you can use O'Reilly, ditto on the others. Just saying.

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Posted by JayJay Guinozzo on 01/09/2017 at 4:38 PM

Re: “Commercial Appeal Eliminating Paid Freelance Writers

After more than 30 years as a loyal subscriber, I canceled my subscription a little over a month ago, largely because of the Gannettization. Since then, I've received a rash of phone calls and emails from sales folks for the newspaper trying to get me to re-subscribe at ridiculously low bargain-basement prices. What a joke. No matter how little it costs, I'm not interested in subscribing to a newspaper that seems to have become all but irrelevant and worthless. To borrow from our nutjob president-elect, so sad.

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Posted by Strait Shooter on 01/09/2017 at 4:22 PM

Re: “Report: New Zoo Lot Would Take an Acre of Greensward

"The space size is one square foot larger than the zoos current spaces, which are nine feet by 19 feet. "

If the proposed dimensions of the new spaces are 10'x20', that equals out to be 200sf. If the existing spaces are 9'x19' that equals out to be 171sf. The difference is 29sf per space. This line should read:

"The space size is twenty-nine square feet larger than the zoos current spaces, which are nine feet by 19 feet."

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Posted by johnhhalford on 01/09/2017 at 4:22 PM

Re: “Tigers 80, Tulane 59

Just Win Baby! Keep the wins coming so that an NC2A bid is no longer a question, just a matter of what seed.

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Posted by Salim Rivers on 01/09/2017 at 4:11 PM

Re: “Commercial Appeal Eliminating Paid Freelance Writers

No worries! They'll just replace those folks with someone who knows about a nano-xx of what they knew about their respective topics, or with some McColumns. Probably McColumns.

I feel worse for the folks who work full-time for the Ganneteers. It must be quite difficult going to work evey day and wondering if you're next. They've been living under a sword for quite some time now.

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Posted by B on 01/09/2017 at 3:43 PM

Re: “Report: New Zoo Lot Would Take an Acre of Greensward

Good article. A couple of things:

1. to emphasize, the acre+ that will be lost is due solely to the 10x20 requirement and is *in addition to* the amount of greensward that will be lost because we are adding 415 spaces to the zoo's lot if those spaces were sized at 9 x 19, as the zoo's spaces currently are.

2. The 10 x 20 requirement adds hundreds of thousands of dollars to the cost of the project.

3. The agreement was that the zoo and the OPC would share in the cost of the project, not that it would be split evenly. The zoo gets between $3 and $4 million from the city each year, not counting special contributions for exhibits. The OPC gets $150 thousand from the city. It is not reasonable to expect the OPC to pay for the zoo's new lot.

4. An acre+ of pavement will contribute greatly to stormwater runoff in an area that is already prone to flooding.

5. The 10x20 requirement gets no additional spaces for the zoo. It will be a little easier for patrons to get in and out of their cars, but they'll have to walk further to get to the zoo entrance, often with little ones in tow.

This amendment is a bad idea on so many levels. Reducing the minimum space size to 9 x 18 is a no-brainer. If we can't make obvious good choices regarding simple matters like this one, I don't know how we can expect to do better on crime, poverty, education, or other such complicated issues.

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Posted by Eric Gottlieb on 01/09/2017 at 3:06 PM

Re: “Herenton and Cohen: Still at It

Love BC, Where do you get your statistics concerning Alcoholics Anonymous in south Memphis? Not as secretive as I thought.

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Posted by Nick R on 01/09/2017 at 3:04 PM

Re: “Commercial Appeal Eliminating Paid Freelance Writers

This is very sad. Journalists and investigative reporters are the keystones of democracy. Losing them is erodes our access to vital news reports.

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Posted by Virginia Brown on 01/09/2017 at 2:55 PM

Re: “Report: New Zoo Lot Would Take an Acre of Greensward

The bickering started after councilman Reid Hedgepeth added (at the very last minute) the condition of the larger spaces and left absolutely no time for public input on this added "condition," which carves up an additional acre of green space. It is irresponsibility by this councilman who twice has "forgotten" to pay his taxes that is a reason to lose faith in him and city government. He is the problem. He will be remembered as one of the city's worst council members of all time.

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Posted by Greg Russell on 01/09/2017 at 2:50 PM

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