Friday, May 8, 2009

From Mexico City to Memphis

Posted By on Fri, May 8, 2009 at 11:59 AM

Last night, at the presentation of the Francis Mah Travel Grant lecture, daughter Susan Mah gave a Letterman-style top 10 list about the way her architect "dad lived life."

Among them: Wear blue jeans everyday. Family first. Keep it simple. Travel often. And learn about other cultures.

The last two explain a lot about the grant, currently in its 12th year.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Stop Litter With Litter

Posted By on Wed, May 6, 2009 at 2:30 PM

The other day I was at the inspection station and after my car passed all the rigorous tests, I was handed the paper that you take with you to the clerk's office.

I was also handed this ...

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I'll Trade You a Health Department for an Arena ...

Posted By on Wed, May 6, 2009 at 9:47 AM

The City Council last night approved the plan that will give the city sole ownership of the Pyramid and leave the county responsible for the health department.

The city will pay the county a total sum of $8.5 million. The bulk of that money — $5 million — is a one-time payment for the health department. $3.5 million buys the empty, aging arena.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Council to Hear Pyramid Plan Today

Posted By on Tue, May 5, 2009 at 2:35 PM

The City Council's executive committee today briefly discussed the Memphis/Shelby county plan that will give the city ownership of the Pyramid before sending the proposal to full council this afternoon.

But before they did, council members Bill Boyd and Wanda Halbert gave each other a seemingly unlikely high-five.

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Posted By on Tue, May 5, 2009 at 9:17 AM

What is that bright yellow thing in the sky?

Monday, May 4, 2009

Which Local Politico Are You? Mary Cashiola is ...

Posted By on Mon, May 4, 2009 at 4:40 PM

For the politically minded of you out there, here are some things you might want to know.

Then again, if you're that politically minded, you probably already know about them.

Test yourself after the jump.

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Victorian Villagers to Become Guides

Posted By on Mon, May 4, 2009 at 11:47 AM

In Victorian Village, renters and guides may become one and the same.

The Victorian Village CDC was recently awarded an $18,000 grant for a program to teach rental residents about the neighborhood and then pay them as part-time tour guides.

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Friday, May 1, 2009

Metal Shop

Posted By on Fri, May 1, 2009 at 10:04 AM

My favorite part of the National Ornamental Metal Museum — unsurprisingly, if you know me — is the gift shop.

It always has the coolest stuff.

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