01/06/2005: Memphis news, the week in review
Jan 1 - Mayor Herenton used his New Year's prayer breakfast to push for consolidation of city and county services and schools, and to announce plans to seek a fifth term as mayor in 2007.
Jan 2 - 60 Minutes curmudegeon Andy Rooney pans Memphis eyesore "I've Been To the Mountaintop", a work of art downtown commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
(Photo shamelessly stolen from the Appeal article.)
Jan 3 - Counterfeiting is on the rise in Memphis. Money quote: "Beware if someone asks you to change $100 on the street."
Jan 4 - Memphis school board approves corporate sponsorship for high school sports.
Jan 4 - City council members are surprised to learn that Memphis's bond ratings have been lowered, on account of "the city's poor planning, above-budget spending and overly optimistic revenue projections."
Jan 6 - A man has been charged with two recent hatchet attacks downtown.
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Brock on 01.06.05 @ 06:43 PM CST