It pained C.H. Butcher that so many people who had grown up like him lost their savings in the collapse of his banks and savings-and-loans, but, of course, it pained the investors even more. Nashville attorney James Neal, who represented Jake Butcher and, briefly, C.H. Butcher, had a simple explanation for Jake's guilty plea. "The facts," he told me, "were so much worse than the indictment."
YOU CAN GO HOME AGAIN, BUT WHERE'S HOME?
Caught in the belly of the paradox of the chicken versus the egg, my gut reaction to the word home has suddenly grown muddier than my feet were at last weekends Beale Street Musicfest. As a transplanted Memphian vacationing in the land of my roots (and no, that's not JOY-ZEE, it's JER-ZEE) I find myself wondering where, exactly, my home really is.
CHAIN SAWS 1, TREES 0
The 21.5-acre site on Mud Island between the Auction Street Bridge and the entrance to Mud Island River Park is directly across from The Pyramid. Until last month, it had survived as a forest through 15 years of development on the island.
Even if your husband wasn't one of the reunion's organizers, I think it would be difficult to convince him to go to your friend's wedding after you had already confirmed your presence at his family's reunion. I mean,you don't just RSVP and then back out at the last minute. And since he's put his sweat, blood, and tears into planning, I can't see him even considering ditching it for a wedding.
Huh? This is actually happening? Jerry West a Memphian? Well, let's keep the fantasy-ball spinning. Owner Michael Heisley is so elated over getting his guy that he flies to Memphis, calls a meeting with the City Council, County Commission, both mayors, four TV networks-- even invites the daily paper-- and announces he is footing the bill for the Grizzlies' new arena.
Note: This is an expanded version of the Election Preview in the current print issue of the Flyer. It will be updated, both grapically and textually, up until Election Day..
The sheriff's race is unique in that somebody gives every candidate in both major parties a chance to win. Republican Bobby Simmons is counting on allies like city councilmen Jack Sammons and Tom Marshall.
If the two remaining election days in Shelby County in August and November measure up to the year's first one,-- Tuesday's party primaries for countywide offices, which saw Democrat A C Wharton and Republican George Flinn nominated for county mayor -- the record books may have to be rewritten.
Say the candidate's pollsters: "Lamar Alexander shows remarkable strength in Ed Bryant's political base, and he is well positioned to defeat Bryant in Shelby County. Should he do so, it will be very difficult for Bryant to win statewide."
IT'S GOOD TO BE A KING
For lack of better reference, think of the Central Hockey League like a Double-A baseball club. The guys on the team might have played in college, come from all over the known world, and- realistically-- only a fraction have a chance to move up to one of the larger hockey leagues, including the NHL.