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Three men are charged with attempted murder after they lead police on a chase through Cordova and blast squad cars with assault weapons. The nightmare started when a police officer spotted a van parked outside a closed sporting-goods store. Considering that the culprits' guns were fitted with 100-round magazines (which are -- amazingly -- legal in Tennessee), maybe they were just stocking up on ammo.

A topless-club owner plans to open a place called Platinum Doll on Marshall, despite the threat of a lawsuit from the owner of Platinum Plus on Mt. Moriah. We don't get it -- is there something wrong with using the words silver or gold or even bronze? They're good enough for the Olympics; they should be just fine for titty bars.

Speaking of that, a group of nursing mothers holds a public demonstration at Wolfchase Galleria to focus attention on the benefits of breast-feeding. We support their cause, but considering what you can see on cable these days, is there really anyone offended by somebody flashing a boob or two?

A good Samaritan, hearing the cries of two babies, pulls overheated twins from a parked car, where their mother had left them while she visited the Department of Human Services. The babies were taken to LeBonheur, and a judge later returned them to their 25-year-old mother, who was charged with reckless endangerment. What was she thinking? A half-hour later, and she would have been charged with something considerably more serious -- and shopping for a pair of coffins.

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