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1. September 15-21, 2017: This week in Memphis history -

1998: Closing of the Wonders series exhibit “Ancestors of the Incas” at The Pyramid.

1973: New York Dolls and Iggy and The Stooges at Ellis Auditorium.

1950: A shuffle on the City Commission as Louis Grashot resigns. Meeting in special session at the Shelby County Courthouse, the commission votes to make fire and police commissioner Joe Boyle the commissioner of finances and institutions, and appoints Memphis Police Chief Claude Armour as the new commissioner of fire and police. By the time the changes go into effect Oct. 1, Boyle is not happy with the transition and accuses Mayor Watkins Overton of trying to build his own political machine apart from the one of E.H. Crump, which Boyle was closely identified with and unerringly loyal to. Boyle held the politically important position of city poll tax collector starting in 1922 and moved to fire and police commissioner in 1940. Overton’s ally, according to Boyle, was Bert Bates, owner of a car dealership and commander of an American Legion post. Bates’ son, Guy Bates, was a secretary to Overton. Overton would give the younger Bates a $100 monthly pay raise, and Boyle, in his new role over city finances, refused to sign the checks. Armour was considered a Boyle protégé, which meant he was a part of the Crump machine. Overton would respond to the moves on the commission by the Crump loyalists by publicly calling for a “strong mayor” form of government, including more mayoral appointments and mayoral veto power over commission actions. Crump responds by saying, “No good man would want that authority and no bad man should have it.”

2. Last Word: The Debate, Arnold Palmer and an Analysts' Poll on First Horizon -

Monday evening is the first of the Trump-Clinton Presidential debates and it will probably be watched very closely for a number of reasons – not the least of which is vigorous fact-checking of both candidates and the unique nature of this campaign between the two major contenders who are by several standards the most unpopular Presidential candidates to run against each other in our lifetimes.

3. September 23-29: This week in Memphis history -

1995: George Strait and Faith Hill at the Mid-South Coliseum.

1966: President Lyndon Johnson nominates Memphis Circuit Court Judge Robert McRae as judge for the U.S. District Court of the Western District of Tennessee. McRae, who is an attorney in private practice as well as an assistant city attorney, fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Federal Judge Marion Speed Boyd. The nomination goes to the U.S. Senate for hearings and McRae is confirmed by the Senate the next month. He takes senior status 20 years later.

4. Last Word: The Friendly Church on the Parkway and Paxton Lynch's Mom -

He came to Memphis in the late 1950s from Chicago as the first pastor of Monumental Baptist Church, the “friendly church on the parkway” in a city that was anything but friendly to the causes of Rev. Samuel Billy Kyles.

5. October 4-October 10, 2013: This week in Memphis history -

2012: Robert J. Pera, the new majority owner to be of the Memphis Grizzlies was assembling his local partners for the ownership group. The names included NBA and University of Memphis basketball star Anfernees “Penny” Hardaway, pop star Justin Timberlake and former U.S. Rep. Harold Ford Jr.

6. Archived Article: Comm Focus - Training fit for heroes

Training facility fit for firefighting heroes


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Nobody at the Chester Anderson Fire Campus admits theyre training new recruits to be heroes, but the 150 rookies that begin 24 weeks of a ...