04/15/2005: Memphis News - the Week in Review
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Apr. 8 - Returning to an issue that seems to come up every few years, Shelby County Commissioner Walter Bailey has proposed renaming three downtown parks that have Confederate associations: Confederate Park, Jefferson Davis Park, and Nathan Bedford Forrest Park. It's about damn time, if you ask me. There's a lot of history that Memphis has more reason to be proud of than its association with a traitor and a war criminal.
April 11 - Starting this month, the City of Memphis will begin charging landlords 50 to 1000 dollars, depending on the size of the job, to pick up belongings of evicted tenants that are left on the street.
Apr. 15 - A Shelby County jury convicted John Renaldo Green of the September 2002 murder of pizza delivery driver John Stambaugh. I delivered pizza in Memphis for two summers during my college years, and while I never was harrassed in any way, the possibility of facing an armed assailant was never far from my mind. Tip your delivery drivers well, people.
Brock on 04.15.05 @ 08:47 PM CST