A (POINTED) HOUSE DIVIDED 

A (POINTED) HOUSE DIVIDED

The Commercial Appeal recently reported that some county commissioners were bent out of shape because they weren t getting their fair share of free access to high-profile events at The Pyramid. The story told how commissioners were boxed out when Memphis mayor/boxing fan Willie Herenton and former Shelby County mayor/cheesy music fan Jim Rout exchanged skybox seats at the Tyson-Lewis fight for skybox seats at a Neil Diamond concert. Commissioner Julian Bolton, clearly miffed about missing out on all the free fun, was quoted as saying, That s our building. We represent the public .I ve always fussed about not having access at any time to the building that I, in a representative sense, own. In a related story, several members of the Fly on the Wall staff have complained that Commissioner Bolton has not shown up to rake the leaves out of their yars since he, in a representative sense, works for them.

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Blogs

Tiger Blue

Tigers 57, Tulane 55

Intermission Impossible

Love American Style: Katori Hall's "Hoodoo Love" is a Blues Fairy Tale

News Blog

Man Pleads Guilty in Death of Elderly Mother

Music Blog

Flashback Friday: Lou Reed at Ellis Auditorium 1973

News Blog

Pinch Could Lose Historic Register Listing

&tcetera

On January 29th, Literacy Is Key

Memphis Gaydar

Tennessee Scores Low On New HRC State Equality Index

Beyond the Arc

In the News: Marc Gasol named All-Star Starter

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT
© 1996-2015

Contemporary Media
460 Tennessee Street, 2nd Floor | Memphis, TN 38103
Visit our other sites: Memphis Magazine | Memphis Parent | Memphis Business Quarterly
Powered by Foundation