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1. The FBI has recovered a letter from President Andrew Jackson that was stolen in 2002 from the University of Memphis library. The letter, penned in 1833, has an estimated value of $5,000. Something tells us the library's 10-cents-a-day fine for overdue materials may not apply in this case.

2. Andy Wise, the same TV reporter who said God arranged an interview for him with the mother of mayor Herenton's baby, is accused of physically harassing state senator John Ford. Did God arrange this meeting too?

3. Developers announce they will demolish the abandoned Keathley Pie Factory in Cooper-Young to build condos. A nice project, for sure, but don't we already have enough condos in town? If anything, what this city needs is more pie.

4. Budget cuts mean most part-time workers at the city's golf courses will lose their jobs. What's the point of renovating facilities like the Links of Galloway (cost: $4.35 million) if you can't keep anybody around to maintain the greens?

5. Homeowners in the Gray's Creek Association defeat developer Jackie Welch's plan to build 419 homes on wooded land in their neighborhood. Sometimes, the little guys do win for now, at least. n

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