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VOL. 121 | NO. 124 | Friday, June 16, 2006

Laughing All the Way to the Bank

Comedy Tennessee opens with high hopes for high hilarity - and big bucks

Comedian John Marks has never called in sick while working in comedy clubs over the years, and hopes his new business venture will stay healthy as well.

Cooper-Young Enclave Embraces New Mini Police Precinct

The hustle and bustle that's visible inside 937 Cooper St. - where former Overton Square tenant Square Foods will be re-launched later this month - is one example of how popular the Cooper-Young neighborhood continues to be among businesses, as well as residents, shoppers and casual visitors.

Local Activist Draws National Recognition For Peace and Justice Work

"The air was electric with change," said 68-year-old peace activist and Memphian Janice Searles Vanderhaar about the atmosphere in Ukraine as she watched the Soviet flag being lowered in 1991. The former Russian country gained its independence that year - and she was there to see it.

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EVENTS

The Memphis Botanic Garden hosts the "Exotic Italian Car Show" Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. at 750 Cherry Road. Featuring a collection of cars - from modern-day Ferraris to some of the rarest vintage Italian cars - the show benefits Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis. Admission is $5. Call 761-4771 for more information.

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