VOL. 117 | NO. 55 | Wednesday, March 19, 2003
Memphis in May
Memphis in May
announces music lineup
Memphis in May International Festival announced the
performance lineup Tuesday for the 2003 Beale Street Music Festival. Headliners
include Sheryl Crow, John Mayer, Jonny Lang, Joe Cocker, Steve Winwood, Willie
Nelson, Jerry Lee Lewis, the B-52s, ZZ Top, the Gamble Brothers Band, Blind
Mississippi Morris and Booker T & the MGs.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. Three-day passes are
available for $44 through April 30. Single-day tickets are $19.50 in advance or
$22.50 the day of the event.
Seuss to young readers
Memphis Grizzlies players Mike Miller and Ryan Humphrey will
be joined by Grizz, the teams mascot, at Bickford Head Start Center, 232
Bickford Ave., at 9 a.m. Thursday in a colorful giveaway of 240 Dr. Seuss and
other books to 80 preschool children in Bridges program the Reading Bridge.
Davis Kidd and the Grizzlies are donating the books.
will have their pictures taken with Grizz and The Cat In The
Reading Bridge is a 2-year-old Bridges program that features
236 trained community volunteers reading to 1,193 preschool children in 30 Head
Start and child care centers.
Bredesen makes good
on promise to return
Gov. Phil Bredesen will address the Economic Club of Memphis
at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
The address will follow a reception and dinner at the Adams
Mark, 939 Ridge Lake Boulevard.
The Economic Club of Memphis was established to promote the
study and discussion of economic, political and social issues.
Express to bring
pair to Memphis
FedEx Express is donating the use of its global
transportation network to ship two giant pandas from Beijing to the Memphis Zoo
on April 7.
Le Le, a 4-year-old male panda, and Ya Ya, a 2-year-old
female panda, will travel aboard a custom-decaled FedEx Express MD-11 jet,
known as "The FedEx PandaExpress," during the trans-Pacific journey.
The pandas are part of an education and conservation program between China and
the United States.
FedEx Express will provide air and ground transportation and
logistical support to move the animals, which are currently quarantined at the
Beijing Zoo and Shanghai Zoo in preparation for their trip.
Veterinarians from the Memphis Zoo, as well as the Beijing
and Shanghai zoos, have been granted special flight privileges so they can
accompany the pandas onboard the plane.
Le Le and Ya Ya, the only shipment aboard the FedEx Express
MD-11, will be housed in two custom-built transport containers during their
FedEx has launched a Web site dedicated to the panda
which will provide the ability to track the pandas during the April 7