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Myra Govea de Arce, a Spanish teacher at Snowden School, was named the American Star of Teaching for the state of Tennessee. She is one of only 51 teachers nationwide to be honored. Considering all the bad news that seems to come out of the public-school system lately, it's nice to report when someone deserves an A+. Felicitaciones!

The police department discovers that the fire hydrant outside the dog-squad headquarters is fake.

click to enlarge GREG CRAVENS
Apparently it was placed there some 30 years ago so that the K9 dogs would have someplace to urinate. That's what we call marking your territory.

Litterbugs in DeSoto County now face stiffer fines -- up to $750 for repeat offenders and 90 days in jail. If we enacted the same punishments in Memphis, we'd have to build a bigger jail.

Memphians get excited because gas prices drop toward the $2-per-gallon mark. Funny how these things always happen around election time, isn't it? Still, we're too old to rejoice; we can remember when just a few bucks would fill your tank.

After a heckuva of an opening weekend, the local football teams settle into more predictable territory. Memphis wins big but over a 1-AA school. Ole Miss beat the Memphis Tigers last week but on Saturday lose by a mile to other Tigers -- these from Missouri -- and look pretty lousy doing it. And Tennessee squeaks by with a one-point win over Air Force, who could have played for an easy tie but tried (and failed) for a victory with a two-point conversion. It's going to be quite a season.

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