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A judge sentences a Collierville retailer to 10 days in jail for displaying furniture on the sidewalk outside his store. The law is the law, we suppose, but good grief, the guy is selling patio furniture -- you know, the kind that goes outdoors.

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The Peabody celebrates a birthday, marking 25 years since it reopened. We can remember when downtown was looking pretty dismal, but thanks to The Peabody, everything seems just ducky now.

Bartlett plans to install LED lights in its traffic signals. Not only are they easier to see, the bulbs don't need replacing so often. We'll go along with cost savings, but better visibility won't mean a thing. What drivers in Memphis pay attention to traffic lights anyway?

Thousands of hopeful contestants jam FedExForum to audition for the next season of American Idol. Considering some of the winners from past seasons, it's easy to understand why some of these people think, Heck, I can do that.

Kathryn Bowers resigns from the state Senate, saying she needs a rest. Then a few days later, she's involved in an automobile accident and charged with DUI, reckless driving, and failure to control her vehicle. We're no doctors, but that is not the best way to relax.

The University of Memphis loses a close game against arch-rival Ole Miss. Meanwhile, the Tennessee Vols just tear the University of California Golden Bears all to pieces. Something tells us both teams are going to enjoy a roller coaster ride before the season is over.


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