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  • May 5-11, 2011
  • Vol. 1, No. 1158

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  • Flood Impacts Downtown
  • The Daily Buzz
  • Flood Impacts Downtown

    From City Beat Blog: The rising Mississippi River on Thursday hit the ''holy shit" stage on the gauge as national news organizations took note, police dealt with crowds of sightseers going over the Auction Avenue Bridge, and water lapped over Riverside Drive on to Beale Street.
  • Volunteers Needed To Fill Sandbags
  • The Daily Buzz
  • Volunteers Needed To Fill Sandbags

    From a release from the Shelby County Mayor's Office:

    "Volunteers are needed downtown today [Thursday, May 5] at the Pyramid to fill sandbags.

    "The work will begin at noon and continue though 6 p.m.

    "Tomorrow, May 6, volunteers will be needed at the Pyramid from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. to fill the sandbags."

  • Help for Animals Affected by the Flood
  • The Daily Buzz
  • Help for Animals Affected by the Flood

    From 901: American Humane Association's Red Star Emergency Animal Services team is working in partnership with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), which received an official request from Memphis mayor A C Wharton's office and the Shelby County Office of Preparedness. Their purpose, as the Mississippi River is expected to crest at a near-record high within the next week, is to assist with regional rescue of pets and other animals.
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  • Diane Sawyer is in Town
  • The Daily Buzz
  • Diane Sawyer is in Town

    ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer is in Memphis today and will anchor the evening news here tonight. From her Facebook page: “Spent time at the Memphis command center this morning to get the very latest on the historic flooding. Very tense week ahead - all people can do now is watch, wait, hope and pray.”
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  • Obama to Speak at BTW Graduation
  • The Daily Buzz
  • Obama to Speak at BTW Graduation

    Booker T. Washington High School in Memphis has won the national competition to get President Obama to speak at its graduation, the White House announced Tuesday. The date has yet to be determined. More details as they emerge.

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  • Letter from the Editor
  • Letter from the Editor

    Like many of you, I was sitting at home Sunday night when I heard Osama bin Laden was dead. That was the way I heard it first, via a Twitter alert on my laptop. At that point, I assumed maybe he'd just died — of cancer, a heart attack, or maybe kidney failure. A few minutes later, President Obama came on television to make a formal announcement of the al-Qaeda leader's death ...
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    Justin Fox Burks' flood pictures will be featured in this week's Flyer cover story.
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