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  • Dec 3-9, 2009
  • Vol. 1, No. 1084

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  • Overton Square Demolition Request Delayed
  • Overton Square Demolition Request Delayed

    Buildings on the north side of Overton Square got a 60-day reprieve Wednesday night.

    Fisher Capital planned to ask the Memphis City Council for approval to demolish the buildings but, after a discussion with members of Memphis Heritage, Save Overton Square, and other community groups, decided to postpone the request for 60 days.

    For more, visit Mary Cashiola's In the Bluff blog.

  • Fitzgerald's Ups the Ante
  • Fitzgerald's Ups the Ante

    In a sure sign that the economy is getting better, at least for some of us, Fitzgerald's Casino is opening its new "high-limit" gaming area Friday night at 5 p.m. If you're feeling lucky, and you're a high-roller, you will be able to wheel and deal at four $25 blackjack tables and play higher-paying slots machines. For more info about tonight's festivities, call 800-766-5825. And let the good times roll.
  • Garrison Keillor to Read Local Poet Today
  • Garrison Keillor to Read Local Poet Today

    Local writer (and Burke's Bookstore owner) Corey Mesler's poem, "God Bless the Experimental Writers," will be read by Garrison Keillor today on his NPR show "The Writers Almanac." To read the poem or listen in advance, go here.
  • Vaccine Campaign for School Kids Begun
  • Vaccine Campaign for School Kids Begun

    Children at Lester Elementary School rolled up their sleeves today, wincing as they got flu shots for the H1N1 virus. It's part of Memphis City and Shelby County School's aggressive health campaign to protect public school children against the spread of the H1N1 virus. The campaign, which officially launched this morning, means 60,000 doses of vaccine are available for inoculating students.

    Read more at Jane Schneider's Memphis Parent blog.

  • On Track
  • On Track

    In response to traffic and environmental concerns, Norfolk Southern changes the location of its proposed intermodal facility.
  • Meditation Garden
  • Meditation Garden

    New sculptures rock Dalstrom Park.New sculptures at Dalstrom Park include secret glow-in-the-dark glass tiles.

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Politics

  • Déjà Vu
  • Déjà Vu

    From A C's "Town Meeting" to filling vacancies to hot-button issues, here we go again.

Opinion

  • Letter From the Editor
  • Letter From the Editor

    I spent Monday in a DayQuil haze, trying to fight off a cold. As the evening fell, I eagerly anticipated the transition to DayQuil's night-time party partner, NyQuil. This, I thought, will be a lot like the late '70s, except without disco or Air Supply ...

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