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Elvis has left the building, probablyPosted Friday, November 16, 2007, at 9:24 AM
This week's Friday Five:
*As if the majority of the world actually cares, the Elvis is Alive Museum is moving from Missouri to Mississippi soon.
The museum's current owner claims he has a DNA report indicating Elvis isn't in the grave, conveniently not explaining that Presley would have to be exhumed to confirm that statement. As far as I know, that hasn't happened -- but would the public know if it did?
I'd be amazed if Elvis is still alive. As Elvis fans insist, I'm sure, he's probably singing in heaven now.
*Speaking of celebrities, is anyone else tired of hearing about O.J. Simpson? As long as he doesn't kill anyone I really don't care what he does. Seems like quite a few folks are gunning for Simpson to spend part of the rest of his life in jail.
*Middle Tennessee State University's coming up in the world.
They'll host Mississippi State on Oct. 17, 2009. It's the first SEC school to visit Murfreesboro for a football game.
I can see the Blue Raiders at some point moving from the Sun Belt to a more major football conference. Problem is, it's rare for any school to leave a major conference, and too much competition when a rare slot opens.
*Bedford County deputies shouldn't have to spend as much time as they do running loose cattle and horses off rural roads -- and by "rural" I'm including major highways.
Seems like they're called several times a day.
Animals will get naturally get loose in rural areas, but it seems like it goes to an extreme here. Officers have more important things to do.
*From the Associated Press: "A congressional advisory panel said Thursday that Chinese spying represents the greatest threat to U.S. technology and recommended counterintelligence efforts to stop China from stealing the nation's manufacturing expertise."
Two thoughts here:
1) The counterintelligence efforts might as well start in the halls of American industry, since so many are already working directly with the Chinese.
2) Will warmonger Dick Cheney see the report and start planning an attack on China?
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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.
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