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1 While most Memphians are nervously watching the U of M Tigers advance through the NCAA tournament, another group of cats here has been steadily chewing up opponents. The Hamilton High Wildcats finished a remarkable undefeated season -- the first school to do so here in 31 years -- and captured the AAA state title on Saturday in a double-overtime game against Shelbyville. Congratulations to Coach Keelon Lawson and all his players for a remarkable season.

2 Memphis in May decides the best way to improve the festival -- this year honoring Costa Rica -- is by bringing in Jack Daniels. A fine idea, we say. Wait ... Jack Daniels is actually the name of MIM's new volunteer coordinator. Oh, well. Welcome aboard, Jack.

3 The UrbanArt Commission is hiring national consultants to help revamp the Winchester Park neighborhood near St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Developers are already beginning to call the area "Intown" and that's just confusing us. We never were entirely sure about the actual boundaries of "downtown." Then they turned the old Hurt Village complex into "Uptown." And now we have "Intown." Can't anyone come up with better names? It's almost enough to make us want to move "Out-of-Town."

4 A former Memphian, Marc Kesselman, has been nominated by President George W. Bush to be the chief lawyer for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Commercial Appeal noted that Kesselman was once a Graceland tour guide. If he could handle some of those Elvis fans, this job should be a cinch.

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