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Re: “Made in America

Is it lying if you can pardon yourself and anyone/everyone else (as stated in a recent rash of tweet-rage)?

Here's to eyeing the eastern horizon with a hopeful watch for CL's Vikings.

Posted by barfolomew on 07/24/2017 at 10:30 AM

Re: “Commercial Appeal Editor To Staff: "Work From a Coffee Shop."

I remember Dale Enoch very well -- a worthy rep of the CA and a fully competitive reporter during the time I worked for the Arkansas Gazette in Little Rock and even a star of the Gridiron Show. The "Commercial," as legitimate Memphis oldies called it, had genuine reach over there.

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Posted by Jackson Baker 1 on 07/24/2017 at 8:07 AM

Re: “COGIC Bishop G.E. Patterson Dies at 67

Bishop G.E. Patterson was truly a man Sent from God! I never knew him personally but i Thank God for raising him up for the world to see with his television ministry. The Glory of God rested upon him. Bishop Patterson set a standard for young & old preacher's, i Thank God for Sending this Traveler's throughout the land as a Testimony. A City that sits upon a hill and would not be hid. May God continue to bless the work of his hand. The song comes to mind, "May the Works i've Done Speak for me. Your Work is Speaking for you Bishop G. E. Patterson. Rest in Jesus, servant of the Living God! Well Done, thy Faithful Servant.

Posted by Al Suggs on 07/23/2017 at 3:48 PM

Re: “Chick Rogers

WHEN WE WAS THEIR WE HAD AN AWESOME TIME , COMING BACK TOO SEE CHICK RODGER

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Posted by Eveline Horton on 07/23/2017 at 2:13 PM

Re: “King of the Irish

I had great times with Silky! There are too many stories to tell, but the laughter we had, the fun,Craic,and divvilmint we got up to, will always remain with me! Thank you Silky for ur wonderful Southern Charisma, the world is a quieter, emptier place since you have gone home!! Your old Irish pal, Goodbye Johnnie Dear!!

Posted by Proinsias O Rathaille on 07/23/2017 at 10:05 AM

Re: “Commercial Appeal Editor To Staff: "Work From a Coffee Shop."

These days, whenever I read something about the Commercial Appeal, I feel pain in my gut and want to cry. In the early 60s, my husband was hired by the CA as a sports reporter in Jackson, TN. Following graduation from college, he moved to Memphis to became a reporter covering politics and government. After several years, he became CA Bureau Chief of the Little Rock Office and covered general news, politics and government in the tri state area, which included the Arkansas Legislature.

We moved to Little Rock the day after we got married in '66. In those days, newsmen and news women took great pride in what they wrote and worked hard to produce accurate, well-written pieces which were proofe by very demanding editors in Memphis. The CA furnished a hard back book of rules for writing which the news force had to follow to the letter. Excellence was the object and it was not unusual for an editor to fling a story back on a reporter's desk for a re-write.

All of use connected in any way to the CA were extremely proud of the work done there and knew people could trust their news. When Gannett purchased the paper, we knew things would change for the worst as excellent journalism was no longer important to that company. Very sad.

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Posted by Joan Davidson Enoch on 07/23/2017 at 12:40 AM

Re: “Commercial Appeal Editor To Staff: "Work From a Coffee Shop."

It would be the first interesting change in a long time.

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Posted by Chris Davis on 07/22/2017 at 2:19 PM

Re: “Commercial Appeal Editor To Staff: "Work From a Coffee Shop."

I think Bruce is onto something in his suggestion that the CA become a true afternoon paper. But I doubt that fits in the corporate template at Gannett.

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Posted by Dwayne Byrd on 07/22/2017 at 12:33 PM

Re: “Jared Kushner and the Big Con

Excellent, Randy.

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Posted by Linda Hopper on 07/21/2017 at 4:33 PM

Re: “RDC Announces Plan to Raise Atlantis

Okay-I had to look up candiru fish. I was laughing really hard until I did that. Now, my life is consumed by guarding my genitalia.

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Posted by Julie Ray on 07/21/2017 at 1:22 PM

Re: “RDC Announces Plan to Raise Atlantis

It's possible that Lenderman was being manipulated by a candiru fish that entered his body the usual way becoming a conduit for Atlantean messaging.

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Posted by Chris Davis on 07/21/2017 at 1:10 PM

Re: “RDC Announces Plan to Raise Atlantis

I concede that it is entirely possible that over the course of thousands of years the lost city of Atlantis could have migrated from the bottom of the Strait of Gibralter across the Atlantic Ocean and into the Gulf of Mexico and upstream through the Mississippi River to a site "just west of Mud Island." As well, "psychic contact with the Atlanteans while in an ayahuasca-induced trance state" and consultation with the Atlantean Council of Wisdom all seem like something that could happen. But come ON, do you really expect us to believe Linderman used the words "totally cool?"
I cry foul!

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Posted by Julie Ray on 07/21/2017 at 12:51 PM

Re: “Fancy Art Critic "Knocked Out" by Memphis Pedestrian Crossings

City of Memphis: please do something to the pedestrian crossing at Poplar and Dunlap.

Dutiful LeBonheur employees keep getting struck by vehicles crossing the street on their way to work!

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Posted by Ron Gray on 07/21/2017 at 12:29 PM

Re: “Commercial Appeal Editor To Staff: "Work From a Coffee Shop."

Glad to see them go, the Press Scimitar was better anyway and it died long ago

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Posted by Frankie on 07/21/2017 at 9:17 AM

Re: “Roland vs. Lenoir: Next Year’s Mayoral Battle Flared Up in County Budget, Tax-Rate Debate

What jcov40 said.

(And, jcov40), yes, "reappraisal" and "appraisal" are the terms of art.)

Posted by Jackson Baker on 07/20/2017 at 11:13 PM

Re: “Goodbye Josie: The Memphis Theatre Community Loses a Beloved Educator

I worked with Josie during the summer of '65 at the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre. I was 19 and knew it was, even while we were living it, a pivotal time in all our lives. We shared a great appreciation for Steve Malin and Henry Swanson (who had both been my teachers at the University of Florida.) I remember that Josie was willowy, mischievous, had a robust laugh, and was (as we all were) deeply committed to being completely present in her work and in her life. I never saw her after that summer, yet I knew she would make her artistic mark wherever she would reside. It was heartwarming to read of her accomplishments and to know how many lives she touched. ~ H. Richard Greene

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Posted by H. Richard Greene on 07/20/2017 at 6:14 PM

Re: “Commercial Appeal Editor To Staff: "Work From a Coffee Shop."

It's sadder to see a giant company not from here come to town and kick loyal decades long employees to the curb, and diminish the product, indifferent to the community. We are a free, locally-owned weekly paper in the same market as the CA, a paid daily. We are only tangentially in the same business with Gannett-- who are kicking the crap out of the paper. And if I'm kicking anybody, it's Gannett I'm kicking. I get that it's confusing. But that's an important distinction

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Posted by Chris Davis on 07/20/2017 at 6:10 PM

Re: “Roland vs. Lenoir: Next Year’s Mayoral Battle Flared Up in County Budget, Tax-Rate Debate

As with all reappraisals, thousands of homeowners in the county will receive tax increases. some will pay the same taxes and many, perhaps thousands, will get tax cuts. That would have been true wherever the rate was set. Since a reappraisal affects each property owner individually, it is impossible during a reappraisal year to set a rate that would give everybody a tax cut without bankrupting the county. It is possible to calculate mathematically the
percentage of appraisal increase that would result in a homeowner's paying the same property taxes this year as last year. At the adopted $4.11 rate, it's 6.3 percent. Had the rate been set at $4.13 it would have been 5.8 percent. Homeowners whose appraisals went up more than 6.3 percent will pay higher county property taxes in the coming year than they did in the past year. Those whose reappraisals went down or increased less than 6.3 percent, will have a tax cut. If you want to know whether you and your neighbors will be paying higher or lower taxes or the same, go to the county assessor's website and check the reappraisal values compared to last year's values. jcov40

Posted by jcov40 on 07/20/2017 at 6:03 PM
Posted by Mia S Kite on 07/20/2017 at 1:49 PM

Re: “Commercial Appeal Editor To Staff: "Work From a Coffee Shop."

Always take a competitor's take on things with a grain of salt. And it's sad to see other reporters kick a paper while it's down.

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Posted by Chelcey Adami on 07/20/2017 at 1:23 PM

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