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12:51 am
Thu March 13, 2008

Memphis Moment: Napoleon Hill and Cotton

Memphis, TN – Napoleon Hill was so successful in business that he became known as "the Merchant Prince of Memphis." He joined the California gold rush as a teenager in the late 1840s, returning to Memphis in 1857 with $10,000 and a plan: he would use his gold to open a cotton brokerage house. Hill died in 1909 and is buried in Elmwood Cemetery.

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Mid-South News
11:33 am
Wed March 12, 2008

DeSoto County Turns Out for Presidential Primary

DeSoto County, MS – Voter turnout is high today in DeSoto County. Voters are turning out to support Mike Huckabee, who's recently conceded the Republican nomination, John McCain, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Candice Ludlow reports.

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12:53 am
Wed March 12, 2008

A New Face For Holiday Inn

Memphis, TN –

Holiday Inn is one of the great brand names of all time. In the same league with 1-800-FLOWERS. And nobody over 50 could ever forget the original Holiday Inn logo and what was referred to as, The Great Sign. The Great Sign had more going on than a Las Vegas chorus line.

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Mid-South News
12:16 am
Wed March 12, 2008

Obama Takes Mississippi

DeSoto County, MS – Shortly after the polls closed in the Mississippi Presidential Primary, Barack Obama was announced as the predicted winner. In DeSoto County, it was too close to call so early. Candice Ludlow has more.

All day voters streamed into cast their votes throughout DeSoto County. Marla Treadway, Deputy Clerk for DeSoto County, said the turn out was much higher than they thought it would be.

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12:52 am
Tue March 11, 2008

Memphis Moment: Changing Shotwell to Getwell

Memphis, TN – In 1943, the US Army opened a 3,000 bed veteran's hospital in Memphis at the corner of Park Avenue and Shotwell Road. The new Kennedy Hospital's address would be on Shotwell, prompting Mrs. M.E. Brown of Marvell Arkansas to write to the Memphis Press-Scimitar claiming the name of the street would not be appropriate for wounded soldiers returning home.

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