The Cheat Sheet 

Three men are charged with attempted murder after they lead police on a chase through Cordova and blast squad cars with assault weapons. The nightmare started when a police officer spotted a van parked outside a closed sporting-goods store. Considering that the culprits' guns were fitted with 100-round magazines (which are -- amazingly -- legal in Tennessee), maybe they were just stocking up on ammo.

A topless-club owner plans to open a place called Platinum Doll on Marshall, despite the threat of a lawsuit from the owner of Platinum Plus on Mt. Moriah. We don't get it -- is there something wrong with using the words silver or gold or even bronze? They're good enough for the Olympics; they should be just fine for titty bars.

Speaking of that, a group of nursing mothers holds a public demonstration at Wolfchase Galleria to focus attention on the benefits of breast-feeding. We support their cause, but considering what you can see on cable these days, is there really anyone offended by somebody flashing a boob or two?

A good Samaritan, hearing the cries of two babies, pulls overheated twins from a parked car, where their mother had left them while she visited the Department of Human Services. The babies were taken to LeBonheur, and a judge later returned them to their 25-year-old mother, who was charged with reckless endangerment. What was she thinking? A half-hour later, and she would have been charged with something considerably more serious -- and shopping for a pair of coffins.

Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Blogs

News Blog

Flyer Will Come Out on Thursday This Week

Film/TV/Etc. Blog

I, Tonya

From My Seat

The NFL's Final Four — Destined for Upset City?

Beyond the Arc

Grizzlies at the Halfway Point: Ten Commandments

Fly On The Wall Blog

What Prophesy Does this Fulfill?

Film/TV/Etc. Blog

Music Video Monday MLK Special: The Staple Singers

Tiger Blue

Tigers 75, Temple 72 (OT)

Beyond the Arc

The Hustle Dispatch: Week 10

ADVERTISEMENT

More by Michael Finger

  • Memphis' "Summer of Fear"

    Thirty-seven years ago this week, Memphis became a city in fear. In the late summer of 1969, a cold-blooded killer stalked the streets, and over a period of 28 days, police made one grisly discovery after another. In the end, the slayer was captured after a wild chase by a posse of ordinary citizens. After his arrest, George Howard Putt told reporters, “I’d do it all again.” The murder spree began on the afternoon of August 14, 1969 ...
    • Mar 16, 2016
  • Mr. Bingle to Appear at Potters Guild Show

    • Nov 20, 2014
  • Book Notes

    • Oct 20, 2011
  • More »

Readers also liked…

ADVERTISEMENT
© 1996-2018

Contemporary Media
460 Tennessee Street, 2nd Floor | Memphis, TN 38103
Visit our other sites: Memphis Magazine | Memphis Parent | Inside Memphis Business
Powered by Foundation