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Neverending Elvis
London's Daily Telegraph has given the name "Elvis" new meaning. In an article titled "Find an Elvis to help share the company's vision," Mind Gym CEO Octavius Black makes the case that people don't trust CEOs and should identify or hire an "Elvis," defined as someone employees trust, who becomes a double agent for helping the CEO accomplish his vision.

Verbatim
"Tennessee has got a big honkin' black eye in Russia's view." — Jim Savley, executive director of Small World Adoption as quoted by The Tennessean. Savley suggested that Russia's decision to ban U.S. adoptions may have been influenced by Torry Hansen of Shelbyville, who, in 2010, put her 7-year-old adopted son on a plane back to Russia with a note describing the child as violent.

Words, Wisdom, etc.
Ever the role model, Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, the Ultimate Fighting champion and A-Team star from Memphis, told USA Today that he fights everything. Well, everything except for the urge to fight. "I'm a fighter," he said. "I fight everything. That's my problem. I don't win all my fights; I fight everything. I just say, 'You know what, forget it.'" Jackson is entertaining becoming a boxer.

Social Graceland
The childhood home of Johnny Cash is being restored in Dyess, Arkansas. But according to a report in The Guardian UK, there will be one big difference between the Cash site and the Elvis mansion in Memphis: "Just as Dyess was born out of a social experiment to give people hit by the Depression, like Cash's parents, a second chance, the hope is that the Cash connection will give the entire town and its population of 500 a fresh start, transforming the dusty, dilapidated streets into a living museum of the era." Or as the people behind the plan call it, a "socially responsible Graceland."

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