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2009-09-13 13:30:55

Memphis resident Dynesa Coburn says she was shocked to hear from a New Mexico man who spent 15 years trying to return her family's long-lost Bible. Coburn said engineer Pat Lynch contacted her in late August to tell her he had a Bible lost by a member of her family 15 years ago, The Memphis Commercial Appeal said Sunday. I was stunned, Coburn said of the news. I didn't even know there was a Bible out there. Lynch found the Bible inside a locomotive in New Mexico in 1994 and was determined to...

2009-08-16 14:44:44

Police say 8,500 people took part in a candlelight vigil to mark the end of Elvis Week in Memphis and to remember singer Elvis Presley. The Memphis Commercial Appeal said Sunday that the vigil that marked the end of Elvis Week 2009 was expected to draw more than 10,000 additional people as Elvis fans nationwide and abroad gathered to honor the 32nd anniversary of the singer's death. In addition to Saturday's vigil to mark Presley's death on Aug. 16, 1977, Elvis Week attendees took part in the...

2009-07-23 13:19:57

The curator of the Memphis Zoo says three orphaned grizzly bear cubs are due to arrive soon. Curator Matt Thompson said the cubs, whose mother was killed by a hiker in Montana, will be housed at the zoo's new $16 million Teton Trek exhibit once they arrive, the Memphis Commercial Appeal said Wednesday. Thompson said the cubs are currently being housed in the Zoo Montana in Billings, Mont., in the wake of last Sunday's northern Montana shooting. They have graciously agreed to hold them for us...

2009-05-27 21:35:53

The Commercial Appeal reported Wednesday the NCAA has accused the Memphis basketball program of major violations. The Memphis newspaper said that during the 2007-08 season, the school was involved in knowing fraudulence or misconduct, concerning an SAT exam taken by a player. The newspaper quoted the NCAA's report to Memphis as saying the player in question suited up only for the 2007-08 season. If that is the case, the evidence may point to Derrick Rose, the top overall pick in the 2008 NBA...

2009-05-06 12:41:20

A robbery at a Memphis store led to the discovery of counterfeit knockoffs of brand-name items, police said. Shelby County sheriff's office spokesman Steve Shular said deputies investigating a break-in at the Penny Pantry found a pink hat with the trademark Nike swoosh and two pairs of earrings labeled Chanel and Ecko, the Memphis Commercial Appeal said Wednesday. The items were allegedly verified by experts as counterfeit versions of trademarked products, police said. Store owner Omar Domah...

2009-05-06 12:41:20

A burglary at a Memphis store led to the discovery of counterfeit knockoffs of brand-name items, police said. Shelby County sheriff's office spokesman Steve Shular said deputies investigating a break-in at the Penny Pantry found a pink hat with the trademark Nike swoosh and two pairs of earrings labeled Chanel and Ecko, the Memphis Commercial Appeal said Wednesday. The items were allegedly verified by experts as counterfeit versions of trademarked products, police said. Store owner Omar Domah...

2008-09-23 21:00:17

By Richard Locker David Kernell, the young Memphis man at the center of a controversy over Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin's personal e-mail, has hired a Knoxville attorney to help him deal with the issue, his father said Monday. The Department of Justice confirmed Monday that its investigation of reports that a computer hacker gained access to Palin's personal e-mail account has involved activity in Knoxville, and The Commercial Appeal and Knoxville News Sentinel have...

2008-09-16 18:00:33

The Memphis Regional Chamber will host a sales and marketing summit from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. today at the Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Featured speaker John Malmo will discuss marketing fundamentals. Other participants include Lori Turner from RedRover, Scott Williams from Elvis Presley Enterprises, and Lou Lambert from The Commercial Appeal. The event will also serve as the launch for the "Small Business Toolkit," offering resources to entrepreneurs and small-business owners...

2008-09-02 21:00:25

By Barbara Holden A high infant mortality rate haunts Shelby County. In this community it has become all too common for a baby to die in the first year of life. In the past, it has been the heartbreak of families, with only a few others understanding the magnitude of their loss. The issue was catapulted to the general community's attention in 2005 by The Commercial Appeal's award-winning series on infant mortality. The Aug. 22 broadcast of the documentary "Babyland" on ABC's "20/ 20"...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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