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VOL. 122 | NO. 140 | Friday, July 27, 2007

New Group Takes Charge of Shelby Farms

Shelby Farms Conservancy looks to 'take park to next level'

It's Tuesday evening at Shelby Farms as runners, bikers and skaters traverse the park's myriad trails, kayakers paddle through the waters of Patriot Lake and families toss bread crumbs to geese.

From Blackmail to Strip Club Shutdowns, Lunati's Name is There

His name has turned up on several occasions in news stories about one of the most sensational dramas to rock Memphis politics in recent memory.

Former Mud Island Tour Guide Directs Future of Memphis Medical Center

As a history major at then-Memphis State University in the early 1990s, Beth Flanagan worked as a tour guide at Mud Island River Park. She loved telling visitors about the rich history of the island and of Downtown Memphis.

West Clinic Ups the Ante in Monitoring Metastatic Breast Cancer

Searching for a needle in a haystack, as the old saying goes, isn't an easy task. But at The West Clinic, using new technology known as the CellSearch System allows physicians to figuratively search for that needle while having a big impact on patients being treated for metastatic breast cancer.

Jeanne Richardson Becomes Member of State House

Richardson, who headed a mental health center in Memphis for 10 years before becoming a consultant for nonprofit agencies, was sworn in by Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Janice Holder in the House chamber.

Local Weather
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Wind: North at 3.5 mph
Humidity: 75%

EVENTS

The South Main Arts District will hold its Last Friday Art Trolley Tour today. The stores, galleries and restaurants throughout the district will be open from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Main Street trolley running through the district will be free. Go to www.southmainmemphis.org for more information.

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Research Director Leaves Thompson's Unofficial Campaign

J.T. Mastranadi, hired earlier this month to be Thompson's research director, resigned Wednesday from the campaign.

Colleges Look to Libraries to be the 'Campus Living Room'

Rhodes' old library was a dark, dank building that many students never visited and "smelled like the 1950s," according to Carter Lawnin, who graduated last spring. After class, students returned to the isolation of their dormitories to work - hardly a good thing at a liberal arts college that prides itself on community.

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