Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Latest Pyramid Plans Sparking Debate

Bass Pro Sign
I recall the first night we heard Bass Pro was interested in the vacant Pyramid arena.  I got reaction from Pinch District merchants who were very excited.  7 or 8 years later.. Bass Pro is attracting mixed reviews about the the size of the signs it wants to put on each side of The Pyramid.  Many in the design community have weighed in by saying the proposed 4000 square feet signs are way to big.  But so is The Pyramid.  The Downtown Memphis Commission's Design Review Board will consider Bass Pro's request next month.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Panda Visit for Vandalism Story

Only On 5 : Bamboo Farm For Zoo Panda's Vandalized
I got to spend some time with one of the Memphis Zoo's two pandas for this story.  I love animals.  So it's always a treat when a story requires getting video of them.  In this case.. the bamboo farm where food for the pandas is grown was vandalized by some teens.  We needed some fresh video of a panda munching on some bamboo.  Fortunately, Ya Ya was feeding her face when we showed up.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Good or Bad.. KKK Always Gets Attention

KKK promising "largest" rally ever over Memphis park names
This story was the most popular on our website for days.  It was also prominently featured on the websites of NBC News and MSN.  I have mixed feelings about it.  Frankly, I don't like giving hate groups any attention at all.  But in the midst of a ratings period.. Well, you know.  I doubt there will be the "largest rally ever" ever held.  But I'm sure the KKK will get coverage nonetheless.  

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Cancer Patient Robbed of Chemo Drugs

Cancer Patient's Purse Taken In Cooper-Young Robbery
I check Memphis Police incident reports daily.  Robberies usually include the items stolen.  I noticed "chemotherapy drugs" on this particular report.  I went to the victim's address and she agreed to speak to me.  She's battled cervical cancer three different times.. and now has to deal with this