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It's been a few weeks since John Mark Karr "confessed" to the murder of JonBenet Ramsey, and still no journalist here has been able to come up with a local connection to the 10-year-old crime. Meanwhile, just about every news crew in America is staked out in Boulder, Colorado. C'mon, people; we're really missing out on the action here.

A judge has ordered Elartrice Ingram to undergo a mental examination. The former Schnucks employee went on a rampage July 21st and is charged with stabbing seven of his co-workers and threatening an eighth. Now, why would anyone think there might be something wrong with him?

Officials with Eudora Baptist Church announce they will demolish their 1,500-seat sanctuary sometime next year. The curving structure has been an East Memphis landmark for more than 40 years. It's an odd-shaped building, but we're going to miss it.

click to enlarge GREG CRAVENS

Local media celebrities, including the Flyer's own Chris Herrington, lined up to eat worms on Saturday. Yes, worms -- in three different flavors. The stunt was a fund-raiser for the Memphis Literacy Council and a promotion for the new movie How To Eat Fried Worms. We're not sure who comes up with these things, but we're glad they didn't try something similar with Snakes on a Plane.

After a string of prostitution arrests, prosecutors want to shut down a Brooks Road topless club called Blacktail's Shake Joint. So that's what the place was. Whew, that was a close call. We were planning to go there this weekend and get a tasty milkshake. That would have been hard to explain to the police officers.

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