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A Memphis man calls the cops and tells them he was carjacked in a downtown parking lot. The police later find the car, and the driver tells them he didn't steal it -- the first guy loaned it to him. Turns out he's telling the truth when the first guy 'fesses up. Then both fellows admit they had been smoking crack all morning. Like we didn't see that coming.

A controversy is brewing over Germantown's official logo. The old version showed a horse and rider circled by a red "G." The new version still has that "G" (green this time) but with an oak leaf above the words "Excellence. Every day." We don't know how much impact horses still have in a community that once had 15 mph speed-limit signs on Poplar for the four-legged creatures, but we do think the new logo looks like something you'd design for Vanderbilt.

The Memphis Zoo has asked

Memphians to send get-well cards to their polar bear, Cranbeary, who broke a leg after tumbling into the deep moat in front of her compound. Zoo visitors say the female bear was pushed over the edge by her male companion during some roughhousing. We've had some dates that have ended up pretty much the same way.

Because of some unfortunate racial incidents, Sigma Alpha Epsilon is no longer an "official" fraternity at the University of Memphis and will not be "recognized" by the school for at least one year. We suppose that means SAE won't be included in the school yearbooks, but since parties and other activities can continue at the fraternity's privately owned house, we really can't see how this will affect very much. If anything, the parties might be wilder than ever.

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