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After a Local Bank of America noticed it was missing more than $850,000, it discovers the culprit is one of its own employees. Agents soon pick up the vault operations manager while she is "on vacation" in Florida. Probably a pretty long vacation at that. Just one question: We know accommodations around DisneyWorld are expensive, but with 850 grand, was the Gator Motel outside Orlando the best she could do?

Let's see if we got this straight: Gale Jones Carson, the former aide to Mayor Willie Herenton, has returned to work at Memphis Light, Gas & Water. But because she previously worked at MLGW for six years, and then worked for the mayor for six years, she met the 12-year requirement to collect a generous city pension -- even though she is still employed? Okay, this is Memphis government, after all, so now it makes perfect sense.

Convicted of drug charges in Miami, a man named Felix Ortiz evades the law for some 31 years, living the last 10 of them in Memphis -- under the name of Felix Ortiz-Pulley. We can see how such a clever subterfuge would stump the nation's best detectives.

Black Snake Moan

click to enlarge GREG CRAVENS
premieres at the Sundance Film Festival. Controversy erupts -- sort of -- over the description of Christina Ricci's character as a "nymphomaniac." Nobody has any problem, it seems, with the film's promotional posters that show her half-naked and in chains.

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