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Neverending Elvis

"Elvis has been working miracles and earning rave reviews down under," according to a widely circulated story.

"His whole behavior has changed. For us at home, we haven't been worried about how he's doing here at hospital. We know this music has brought a lot of happiness while he's been here. It's just a huge change in his behavior, and he's been dancing around the ward since it's been happening." — Trish Scerri explaining how her father, an Australian dementia patient given to anger and agitation, turns into a calm, cool, funk machine whenever the hospital plays Presley's music.

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News Week

Truth is stranger and sadder than fiction. April 7, 2017 will be forever remembered as the day when reporter Phil Stukenborg, recently laid off by The Commercial Appeal, broke news that the Memphis Open professional tennis tournament was relocating to Long Island using a cutting-edge digital news platform known as Google Docs.

On that very same day the recently downsized CA teased a sports story about the Memphis Grizzlies, and their star player Pau (not Marc!) Gasol. Marc's brother Pau hasn't played for the Grizzlies since 2008. We can understand how this might be confusing for copy editors located elsewhere in the Gannett empire, since they're both tall, bearded Spaniards, right?

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