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Criminal Record I

Raymond Preslar told a security guard at the Cordova Superlo last week that he couldn't breathe and needed emergency help from 911.

According to WREG's report, "When first responders got there, he admitted he just wanted a cigarette." Preslar, described as having a history of 911 misuse, was summarily arrested.

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Dammit, Gannett

The Gannett-owned Commercial Appeal socked it to grieving Aretha Franklin fans this week. The paper said the soul queen's South Memphis birth-home was in Orange Mound.

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Criminal Record II

Following an extended (get it?) period of relative quiet on the stolen hair front, Memphis weave thieves are back with a vengeance.

According to various reports, hair-burglars broke into Beauty Zone Wigs last week and made off with $20,000-worth of weaves in less than four minutes.

TCBlasphemy!

During a show at Graceland last week, the crowd gasped audibly when one of Darlene Love's back up singers introduced "The Letter" — a hit for Memphis' Alex Chilton and The Boxtops — as a Joe Cocker song.

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