Archive for 2006

listenup1226.jpgJust because it’s the holiday season doesn’t mean that the people of Memphis slow down on the partying. This week, Donahue checks out a soiree hosted by the Memphis Junior Cotillion Club, as well as a gettogether at Overton Park. Check it out.

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homelessmary.jpgIt’s easy — and fun — this time of year to get lost in the Hallmark version of Christmas, especially when it comes to Mary, Joseph and the baby. But when you think more about it, you realize that “born in a manger” was really a pretty tough place to be, and Mary, the mother of Jesus, must have been frightened, to say the least.

Click here to read my Christmas Eve column about looking for Mary on the streets of Memphis, and remember, again, to count the blessings in your life.

For me, this work, and my writing both in the paper and on this blog, have been more of a blessing than I ever could have realized. Thank you so much for reading and responding.

Merry Christmas!

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brokenwindowforweb.jpg And in this case, credit goes to my CA colleague, Clay Bailey, who tipped off the Juvenile Court to some illegal doings by Germantown and Bartlett. And he did it in just one paragraph in a Sept. 13 story about three G’town teenagers who were vandalizing cars in Kimbrough Woods.

All three 17-year-olds – two students at Houston High, the other from Christian Brothers High – were given misdemeanor juvenile summonses and will be handled through Germantown’s youth offenders program, where everything from service hours to retribution to letters of apology are possible as punishment for the crimes.

When Juvenile Court officials read this story, they realized that Germantown was dodging the Juvenile Court system – through which all juvenile offenders must be processed, by law. That led to Juvenile Court Judge Curtis Person’s cease-and-desist letter to Germantown’s youth services programs and a letter to Bartlet, which was committing the same offense.

Why Germantown and Bartlett authorities thought the law didn’t apply to them is still under investigation.

The Guest Diva and metro columnist,
Wendi C. Thomas

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lisabelzberg.jpgShe’s been called a “brainy blonde,” a Canadian heiress, a buxom mother of three and a very close Friend of Bill Clinton’s.

Just don’t call her Harold Ford Jr.’s “girlfriend.’

She is Lisa Belzberg, the ex-wife of Seagram heir Matthew Bronfman, spotted recently at the Carnegie Club Cigar Bar on West 56th Street in Manhattan with the former Memphis congressman and last month’s losing Tennessee Senate candidate.

According to New York Post Page Six columnists, Belzberg, a public education activist and former producer of The Charlie Rose Show, told the newspaper that there is no romance between the two and that she’d prefer not to be called Ford’s girlfriend, as The Post recently presumed to do.

“Harold and I believe in a lot of the same things and are great friends,” she told The Post.

But was there any canoodling going on?

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links100.jpgThe white dresses, the handsome escorts, the well-rehearsed dances: Must be the Links Cotillion. Also in Michael Donahue’s column today, the Woodruff-Fontaine party, and a fundraiser for everyone’s favorite Tiger, Larry Finch. Click for the slide show, right.

Were you there?

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