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Re: “Fines for Marijuana Possession Sealed in City Council Vote

This just allows officers to uphold the state law for African Americans if they want to so what real good is this measure?

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Posted by stevecat on 10/19/2016 at 12:18 PM

Re: “Now open: 99ยข Soul Food, Tuscany Italian Eatery.

90 cent Soul Food is THE best deal in town. Food is great.

Posted by stevecat on 10/11/2016 at 2:02 PM

Re: “The Rant (May 28, 2015) ...


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Posted by stevecat on 05/28/2015 at 4:09 PM

Re: “Bravo!

GREAT column, Bruce!

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Posted by stevecat on 02/13/2014 at 2:21 PM

Re: “Guess Where I'm Eating Contest 11

Grove Grill

Posted by stevecat on 12/31/2013 at 2:33 PM

Re: “Memphis Blues Singer Di Anne Price Has Died

Di Anne was one of the truly beautiful people of this world, inside and out. Those who knew her know this without doubt.

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Posted by stevecat on 03/14/2013 at 6:48 PM

Re: “Soulsville Charter School Plans for First High School Graduation

"Do they recieve any significant private funding?

How do you account for their success? Smaller school? Is this a hand-picked student body? More involved parents? What do you think?"

They work hard to raise money every day. And yes, it is a smaller school with about 500 students in 6 - 12 grades. The student body is not hand-picked. Students have to meet certain TN state criteria (two grades behind in school, qualify for free lunch program, others) and they apply. Their names are placed into a lottery just like being put in a hat and the school has no say so in who gets selected.

I think they are successful because they have a long school day, 7:45 - 4:30 and they are very, very careful about hiring teachers for whom teaching is not so much a job as it is a calling. They are also very strong on discipline and organization, and they preach nothing but college, college, college in every aspect of what they do.

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Posted by stevecat on 05/23/2012 at 2:40 PM

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