The Cheat Sheet 

1. The West Memphis City Council rejects a proposal to raise the pay of its members. Yes, you read that correctly. One member even said, "I don't believe we should vote on a pay raise while we're in office." What is wrong with the politicians in West Memphis? That's the only time to vote on pay raises and other perks.

2. A North Carolina firm buys Anderson-Tully, the lumber company that has been in Memphis for more than 116 years. First we lose International Harvester, then Firestone, then Kimberly-Clark, then Holiday Inn, then Goldsmith's, then just about all the banks in town. If anyone comes calling for FedEx, we're doomed.

3. Police arrest the man accused of being the notorious "Hack's Cross Creeper" after a DNA sample left behind during a rape in Germantown matches a sample collected during a bank robbery in Toone, Tennessee. That's great detective work, but we have to wonder -- what on earth was he doing during that bank robbery?

4. Speaking of FedEx, CEO Fred Smith donates $5 million to St. Mary's Episcopal School. The gift -- the largest in the school's history -- will honor his daughter, acclaimed wildlife photographer Sandra Windland Smith Rice, who graduated from St. Mary's in 1988. A noble gesture, Mr. Smith.

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