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1. In the past week, a four-member family was found killed in Collierville, a man was stabbed to death in Binghampton, two others were shot and killed nearby, another man was murdered in South Memphis, a Hickory Hill store owner was gunned down during a robbery. The list just goes on and on. Whatever happened to Memphis being called "The Place of Good Abode"?

2. House speaker pro tem Lois DeBerry resigns her seat on the ethics committee after she admits accepting a $200 birthday gift from an undercover agent in the Tennessee Waltz sting. DeBerry says she quickly lost all the money on a slot machine at a Tunica casino. If she hadn't been playing the nickel slots, the agent might have given her even more.

3. Staff members from Sherwood and Airways middle schools are visiting neighborhoods to get residents involved in the school's Fresh Start programs. Wait a minute. We thought the kids were supposed to be doing the homework.

4. The mayors of Southaven and Horn Lake say they will gladly take the statues of Nathan Bedford Forrest and Jefferson Davis that are causing so much controversy in Memphis. No word on whether they want that pesky Confederate Park too.

5. Employees of a Saddle Creek store claim they have seen a naked man looking into their windows. He'd better be careful. We are fairly sure this violates Germantown's property ordinances. n

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