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It's been a few weeks since John Mark Karr "confessed" to the murder of JonBenet Ramsey, and still no journalist here has been able to come up with a local connection to the 10-year-old crime. Meanwhile, just about every news crew in America is staked out in Boulder, Colorado. C'mon, people; we're really missing out on the action here.

A judge has ordered Elartrice Ingram to undergo a mental examination. The former Schnucks employee went on a rampage July 21st and is charged with stabbing seven of his co-workers and threatening an eighth. Now, why would anyone think there might be something wrong with him?

Officials with Eudora Baptist Church announce they will demolish their 1,500-seat sanctuary sometime next year. The curving structure has been an East Memphis landmark for more than 40 years. It's an odd-shaped building, but we're going to miss it.

Local media celebrities, including the Flyer's own Chris Herrington, lined up to eat worms on Saturday. Yes, worms -- in three different flavors. The stunt was a fund-raiser for the Memphis Literacy Council and a promotion for the new movie How To Eat Fried Worms. We're not sure who comes up with these things, but we're glad they didn't try something similar with Snakes on a Plane.

After a string of prostitution arrests, prosecutors want to shut down a Brooks Road topless club called Blacktail's Shake Joint. So that's what the place was. Whew, that was a close call. We were planning to go there this weekend and get a tasty milkshake. That would have been hard to explain to the police officers.

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