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Now See Here! – Our Fair City

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Info: There are too many stories to be told in Our Fair City. Here are a few I’ve been privy to, including protest against (and celebration of) new development, the rising trends of both teen pregnancy as well as stay-at-home dads, a special field trip for some artistically minded youth and the never-ending debate over whether Memphis and Shelby County can live together in the same house.

PS: Here are links to some of the stories if you care to know more:

The ongoing debate over whether to raze the historic United Methodist Church building to build a new CVS has raged for months with dramatic twists and turns that no one could dream up. The paper has run more than a dozen stories on it. Here are some highlights:
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2010/aug/23/cvs-fight-heats-memphis-both-sides-prepare-city-co/
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2010/aug/24/goodbye-union-avenue-methodist-church-memphis-city/
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2010/sep/01/preservationists-not-conceding-cvs-fight/
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2010/sep/23/startling-new-wrinkle-midtown-memphis-cvs-dispute/
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2010/oct/09/widows-wouldnt-want-cvs-descendants-say/
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2010/oct/16/lawyer-1912-covenant-unambiguous/

While many remain upset over the prospect of yet another suburban-style box store, there was nothing but applause as Pinnacle Airlines moved their headquarters into the nearly vacant building at One Commerce Square: http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2010/oct/06/pinnacle-airlines-announce-decision-new-memphis-he/
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2010/oct/08/pinnacle-to-feel-the-love/
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2010/oct/08/downtown-memphis-celebrates-arrival-pinnacle-airli/

While the growing number of teen mothers in Memphis causes debate about what course of action to take, another trend sees more and more stay-at-home dads taking care of the kids while the children’s mother returns to work: http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2010/oct/19/pregnancy-hits-home-mcs-officials/
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2010/oct/17/weighing-in-on-sex-education/
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2010/oct/17/at-home-with-dad-w/

Perhaps the most contentious issue facing Memphis and Shelby county is the question of consolidation of the two governments:
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2010/oct/15/downtown-rally-promotes-anti-consolidation-stance/
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2010/oct/19/debate-draws-issue-of-consolidation-trust/
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2010/oct/04/mayor-c-wharton-pitt-hyde-appear-pro-consolidation/
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2010/oct/11/shelby-county-commission-passes-symbolic-vote-agai/
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2010/oct/03/a-view-from-the-editorial-board-consolidation-is/

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One Response to “Now See Here! – Our Fair City”

  1. simon Says:

    I love it when you take pictures of people and buildings in the same shot. Bonus for jumping people in buildings!

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