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The history of a community is often influenced by extreme weather conditions. This was true of Memphis in the summer of 1980 when a severe heat wave killed many of its citizens and strained the resources of city and county government.

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Q. I was tempted by an app on the Microsoft App Store but stopped when I saw the permission list: “Access all your files, peripheral devices, apps, programs, and registry.” Do I have to let them breach my security?

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Daffodil Show: Sat., March 21, 2-5 p.m. and Sun., March 22, 1-4 p.m. Dixon Gallery & Gardens Winegardner Auditorium. The annual Mid-South Daffodil Society show. Entries of daffodils and photographs of daffodils will be received Fri., March 20, 12-4 p.m. and Sat., March 21, 8-9:30 a.m. Br…

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On the sunny afternoon of April 14, 1955, David Norris and Cornelius Hopps left their African American school and headed home. Around the same time, two white teenagers, David Denton and Perry Wallis, were riding bicycles when they spotted a big stick floating in a drainage basin at the inte…

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Spring festival season will be here before we know it, and 2020 brings several new events for the foodies among us to enjoy. Here’s an overview of food- and drinkbased festivals and events to look forward to this spring and early summer in Memphis.

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WKNO-TV’s half-hour magazine-style series called “The Best Times” features segments on the health, finance and lifestyles of Mid-Southerners over 50, based on and produced in cooperation with this monthly publication of the same name, The Best Times. The program is sponsored by The Plough Fo…

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Have you ever stood in line for a drink at the northeast lobby bar and noticed people walking behind the bar at intermission? Perhaps you wondered where they were going? Or perhaps you have noticed the door at the corner of Main and Beale that is labeled Broadway Club, and thought, "What's that?"

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The Memphis Jewish Community Center presents the International Jewish Film Festival: now through Feb. 25. All films are $7 for community and $5 for MJCC members, unless otherwise noted. Series passes are $55 for MJCC members and $80 for community and include the “Short Stories, Small Bites, …

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The 28th annual Works of Heart valentine auction to help abused children will be Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Memphis College of Art from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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“Enthusiasm” - Works by Members of The Memphis Camera Club: Jan. 2-30, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. at the WKNO Digital Media Center’s Gallery Ten ninety-one. Artists’ reception Sun., Jan. 12, 2 p.m.-4 p.m. On exhibit weekdays.

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During the 1920s, minstrel show performer Lincoln Perry created a character for his first film role that made him the first African- American movie star. However, his struggle for equal treatment combined with widespread opposition to the character he portrayed, forced Perry to flee Hollywoo…

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For more than 50 years, immigrants from Korea have been settling in Memphis and contributing to the growth of the city. According to the Korean Association of Memphis, the first Korean to move to Memphis was Kim Yeon-ok, who arrived in 1962. Since then several thousand Korean Americans have …

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WinterArt Holiday Artists’ Market: Now through Christmas. Market opens at 10 a.m., closing times vary. Go to winterartsmemphis.com Unique hand-crafted works by regional artists, including crafted glass, metal, wood, fiber, & clay; plus, jewelry, and more. 888 White Station Rd., (next doo…

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The University of Memphis Tigers are enjoying much success in many of their athletic programs thanks to a great commitment from the university, fans and boosters.

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Enjoy scenes from oldtime Christmases with Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadiians as they play and sing “An Old-Fashioned Christmas Tree” accompanied with pictures from several decades in the past.

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For several years now, I have gone to sleep each night listening to radio dramas from the 1940s and early 1950s. And when I wake up during the night, I listen to them to get back to sleep.

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“From Texas to Tennessee”: New Works by Susan Mahoney Crook, Nov. 1 to Dec. 16, Opening Reception Friday, Nov., 5 to 7 p.m.. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In the Levy Gallery at Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary’s, 60 Perkins Ext. 537-1483 or cyounker@stmarysschool.org www.buckmanar…

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Free publications such as The Best Times, Memphis Flyer and 10 other publications in Memphis will not be available in Kroger stores after Oct. 15 under a nationwide ban.

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In 1878 Memphis’ fifth Catholic Church, St. Joseph’s, was opened at the corner of Georgia and Florida streets in the southern section of the city. Designed to serve the city’s growing Italian population, it became one of the oldest and most important Catholic congregations in the City of Memphis.

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“The Best Times” on WKNO/Channel 10 is the series that takes a look at life after 50. Check out the episode topics for this month:

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Hunters and anglers in the Memphis area are only a short drive or modest trip away from the bounty of wildlife and fish in Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee.

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Every time I see the jars of Peter Pan Peanut Butter on the grocery shelf I think of Sky King, not the TV show, but the radio show of the late 1940s and early 1950s.

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The 2016 book “Hidden Figures” by Margot Lee Shetterly and the subsequent Hollywood film of the same name chronicled the lives of several African American women who were skilled mathematicians and made many contributions to aeronautics, computer science, mathematics and space exploration.

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Q. The Internet in my house seems slower than at my local coffee shop. How do I measure the speed and compare the two?

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Earlier this year, The Commercial Appeal carried a headline that read “Hawaii too pricey for teachers.” Perhaps you resonate to the title because your Visa card is not overprone to handle an exotic trip just at present. Maybe vicarious travel is more compatible with your non-budget. May I re…

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My article this month is actually a book review. We recently received a copy of a new book, “Elderhood,” written by Dr. Louise Aronson, a geriatrician.

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Q. My computer was crushed in an accident. I was able to rescue the drive from the wreckage, but how do I copy my files onto a new computer?

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In the early afternoon of June 22, 1949, Frank Goodwin, business manager for the Hull-Dobbs automobile company, boarded an American Airlines Convair passenger plane at the Memphis Municipal Airport.

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Brittany Stineman worries her 3-year-old son, Nash, won't survive Covid-19 if he catches it. He has a rare form of spinal muscular atrophy, and she is fighting to protect him. Watch more human stories of the pandemic.

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CNN's Drew Griffin reports on a claim that Dr. Deborah Birx made during the White House task-force press briefing that all health care workers in the US could have been tested for coronavirus if machines were running at capacity.

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The prospect of using hydroxychloroquine to treat Covid-19 amid the novel coronavirus pandemic has sparked rancor and disagreement among politicians and scientists. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta tells Chris Cuomo the dangers of recommending treatments without having a strong read of the data.

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CNN's Elizabeth Cohen breaks down the recent trend of some people to hoard hydroxychloroquine, a drug used to treat several diseases that some speculate could potentially help treat coronavirus, though no studies have concluded. Meanwhile, many of those who rely on the drug to manage their i…

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Leading scientists tell CNN that it's possible the virus didn't just come from bats in the past months, but that it may have existed in humans many months or even years before it grew into a deadly pandemic. CNN's Nick Paton Walsh reports.

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As governments in the West wrestle with guidance on face masks, many living in Asia have been diligently wearing them for months since the start of the crisis. And there is evidence that widespread use has led to greater success in infection control. CNN's Kristie Lu Stout reports.

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A bus driver in Detroit shared a video expressing his frustration with a passenger who was not taking proper precautions to prevent the spread of any illnesses. Days later, that bus driver, Jason Hargrove, died.

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Dr. Deborah Birx said she can tell by looking at the US curve of coronavirus cases that not every American is following the guidelines set out by the administration for people to stay home and be vigilant about washing their hands.

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As the number of Covid-19 cases increases in the US, many governors are issuing statetwide stay at home orders. CNN's Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta discuss what took some states so long to take this precaution.

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CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta demonstrates the proper way to wipe down grocery or take-out items, and how to remove contaminated gloves without compromising your hands.

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Nurses in New York made passionate pleas for more protective equipment while they treat patients amid the coronavirus pandemic.