The Cheat Sheet 

1. A Cordova resident held hostage in Iraq for 311 days is freed by U.S. troops. Roy Hallums was working for a private contractor overseas when he was abducted by terrorists. It's an amazing conclusion to a story that, quite frankly, we did not think would end happily.

2. The Memphis City Council is considering changing the ordinance that prevents beer from being sold within 500 feet of a church or school. A good idea, we say! How are those kids going to pay for their uniforms if they can't set up a beer stand at their schools?

3. Michael Hooks, chairman of the Shelby County Commission, is accused of taking a $24,000 bribe from an undercover agent. While other politicians snared by the Tennessee Waltz sting have resigned, Hooks is still on the job. And if he stays until October, when he turns 55, his pension will almost double. It's always about the money, isn't it? We suppose they're going to make him return the 24 grand too.

4. The Commercial Appeal reports that more than 50 of the families who fled to Memphis from Louisiana to escape Hurricane Katrina have been robbed here. In addition, Emma Hill, a woman living in Memphis, was arrested after saying she was from Gulfport, Mississippi, and fraudulently applying for disaster relief from the Red Cross. We thought our city was known as "the place of good abode." Apparently, we were wrong.

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