1. A two-alarm fire severely damages Skateland. We hope they can rebuild it and get those neon wheels spinning again on that great sign. We've already lost Clearpool, Rainbow Lake, Maywood, and Celebration Station, and the fate of Libertyland is uncertain, to say the least. We're running out of places to have fun here.
2. For everyone who still thinks Bass Pro is nothing but a big bait shop, The Commercial Appeal ran a story outlining everything from restaurants to indoor waterfalls that will be included if the outdoors mega-retailer moves into The Pyramid. Renderings show an inclinator ride to an observation deck at the top of the building, and that makes us nervous because it's shaped like a giant fishing lure, complete with a big, dangerous-looking hook. And building a Pyramid theme park? Hmmm, we took a nibble at that same bait a few years ago, didn't we?
3. The woman who robbed seven plus-size clothing stores gets a hefty sentence -- 160 years in prison. That seems like an awfully harsh penalty for someone who only wanted clothes, but when you aim a loaded handgun at store clerks, that's what you get. The billboards read "Gun Time Is Jail Time" and they mean it.
4. Graceland owner Robert F.X. Sillerman, who bought an 85 percent share of Elvis' estate last year, announced plans to turn the home of the King of Rock-and-Roll into an even larger attraction. No word yet on whether those plans include adding a Bass Pro Shop.