Folks, you just just cant make these things up.
Former Flyer writer Ashley Fantz also checks in with an ode to a jewel thief. It's a fine package. Get you one today, here, y'all.
If you have any information about either of these burglaries, call Crime Stoppers at 528-CASH.
Meroney was arrested May 3rd after a Maryland grand jury returned indictments alleging he raped a girl under the age of 14 in 1974. Meroney was contesting a fugitive from justice charge in court, which will be dropped when Meroney turns himself into authorities in Maryland.
Meroney's attorney, Mark Messler, said Meroney wants to prove his innocence in court.
Sounds good to us, as long as Cameron Diaz doesn't insist on playing David Furnish. Read more here.
In Memphis, CBS owns WMC-AM 790, WMC-FM Hot 99.7 and WMFS-FM 93x. Read more here.
The most amazing factoid: the band is named after band member Brian Less, who's from Memphis and is known as "Little Memphis." Who knew?
Timberlake's last solo album was 2002's Justified, which garnered two Grammy Awards. Timberlake's Web site says Justin is bringing it back The new single coming Summer 2006. The new album coming early Fall 2006."
According to MTV.com Timberlake has already written and produced 11 or 12 songs and has worked with hip hop producers like Timbaland, Rick Ruben, and the Black Eyed Peas.
When the animals arrived home, they were greeted at the airport by a brass band. There was no word on what the in-flight movie was.
And the picture? It really has nothing to do with this story. We just liked it.
The B.B. King Museum will be built around a cotton gin where King once worked and will showcase four phases of Kings life, from his years in the Delta to the present. The museum has raised $8 million toward its $10 million goal. For more info, go here.
Barely controlling his outrage, the Gadfly says: The FTC has succeeded in telling the American public that, when it comes to gasoline pricing, if something looks like gouging, feels like gouging, and acts like gouging, it isn't gouging. For more, go here.
Other nominees include Louisiana Senator Mary Laundrieu, Representative Stephanie Herseth of South Dakota, and California congresswoman Mary Bono (yep, Sonnys widow).
To cast your vote for one of the hometown gals, go here.
Update: Marsha Blackburn has surged into second place with 21.5 percent of the vote, trailing only the pulchritudinous Herseth. Tinker, on the other hand, is in the bottom three.
The contract includes salary increases of 5 percent, 7 percent, and 8 percent. The salary for principal musicians, which was $24,781 in 2004-05, will increase to $30,069 in 2008.
The contract also calls for the addition to two full-time musicians to the MSO. The orchestra currently has 34 full-time players and 45 part-time players. "No single factor affects an orchestra more than the quality of its musicians," said music director David Loebel. "Expansion of our core orchestra and improvement of our musicians' salaries are the most meaningful steps the MSO can take to enhance both its artistic standing and its level of community service."
Bring out the fake blood and white pancake makeup and prepare for the Resurrection, a new goth night at the Poplar Lounge.
The weekly event kicks off Friday, June 2nd at 9 p.m. Local death metal band Legion of Divine Punishment will rein in the darkness on opening night, and DJ Chucky will spin goth and industrial tunes.
Prizes will be awarded for the best dead person costume, and Black Lodge Video will provide video visuals. According to the Resurrection MySpace page, these videos are so filthy and disturbing, [Black Lodge] can not risk putting them on the shelf.
Snider says he might play with Amy and friends, "or if I get into to town in time to drink half a bottle of wine, I might wing it." Either way, it should be a great night of music. Read more about it here.
Psychic/showman Uri Geller recently purchased Elvis Presleys first home, at 1034 Audubon Drive, for more than $900,000. Two years ago, entrepreneur Robert F.X. Sillerman bought the Graceland estate, and a good portion of Elvis Presley Enterprise as well, for $125 million.
So, how much would Elvis third house go for?
We recently turned up a 1974 Commercial Appeal article which mentions that Elvis had purchased a home at 1576 Lehr, just behind Graceland. On September 20, 1974, he paid precisely $33,925 for the one-story 1,500-square-foot property, and the newspaper story noted the homeowner had been told that the King of Rock-and-Roll never planned to live there but had purchased it for an investment.
Were not sure how much this investment has paid off over the years, but if the present owner ever considers selling it, may we suggest eBay?
The local CD release party will be held at Cielo (679 Adams) from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 1. Afshar will perform music from the new release and will be available to sign copies of the CD.
Hemispheres features an intriguing collection of pieces written or arranged by international composers, including Reza Vali, Ricardo Moyano, Gerard Drozd, Carlo Domeniconi, John Schneider, Leo Brouwer, Garry Eister and Morteza Neydawood.
For more information, go here.
One very famous reader could answer: the White House. You see, in 1999, Governor George Bush of Texas told reporters that The Very Hungry Caterpillar was his favorite book growing up. Trouble is, The Very Hungry Caterpillar was published in 1969 when Bush was 23 years old.
The "Long-Ball Rebel" aka John Daly? Looks like he'll be heading to Tunica this weekend on the heels of a not-so-hot 77. Get all the scores here.
The Conference USA Freshman of the Year declared for the draft on Thursday. The 6-foot-9 Williams averaged 14 points and 6.0 rebounds this season. The Tigers lost to UCLA in the finals of the Oakland regional.
Coach John Calipari said Williams is well-suited for the NBA. "Shawne is ready to take the next step in his professional basketball career without question," Calipari said.