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Just before the U of M plays Ohio State for a trip to the Final Four, one of the Tiger players brags to reporters that this will be a David vs. Goliath matchup, and he is Goliath. Unfortunately, Goliath lost that particular battle, and so did Memphis.

Foul trouble and inconsistent shooting led to a final score of 92-76. And what really stings the most: the Tigers losing to a team named after what Webster calls "a large nutlike seed." That's just not right.

Police pull over

a driver because a house door sticking out of his trunk seems mighty suspicious. And sure enough, they discover that a burglar has broken into a nearby house and has stolen the door to the laundry room. Was that really the only thing in the whole house worth stealing? The door thief is also charged with public intoxication, but you saw that coming, didn't you?

More senseless crimes: Armed robbers hold up a Hamilton High student walking to school and take the $2 he had in his pockets before conking him on the head with their gun. When will this madness stop?

Four firemen get a shock (literally) while fighting a house fire when it turns out the electricity is still on in the house, even though they switched off the meter. A fire department official later says the building "had an unusual wiring system." And we're sure the homeowner will enjoy explaining just how unusual when he meets with MLGW about his bill.

Speaking of MLGW, The Commercial Appeal reports that the utility cut off power to one of its own employees, whose wife was being treated for brain cancer. Meanwhile, a city councilman who owes the utility thousands of dollars in delinquent fees keeps his power on. Stories like these make us feel better and better about our "hometown utility" every day.

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