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Dog Bites ... Nobody?

There's good news out of Mississippi, but it's married to some more ambiguous, probably not-so-good news for journalism.

"Dog doesn't bite man" is now officially considered news, according to a report in The Commercial Appeal titled "Dogs and people get along well in Mississippi, data shows."

Oh, sure, there's still a lot of work to be done in the feline and hamster communities, and Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant recently signed off on Confederate History month to go along with Black History Month and Native American History Month (suggesting that people are still pretty horrible to other people). But puppies!

Conspiracy Theory

Okay, here's what we know for sure. In 2013 Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich was attacked by the High Point Owl (AKA Murder Owl).

More recently, Frayser Bear has been on the prowl and may be traveling underground, using a series of tunnels constructed by the Barksdale Beaver.

The Midtown Coyote and Zimm the Escape Monkey are both keeping such a low profile it seems like only a matter of time before we find out who really killed Hugh the Memphis Manatee.

Made It

Bighearted actor Ron Gordon was laid to rest last week. The veteran stage performer was immortalized on film as a gangster in the early Judd Nelson film Making the Grade.

If there was an Oscar for best performance by a man eating and appearing to enjoy an onion, Gordon, a multiple Ostrander-winner, would have taken home another prize.

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