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February 13, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
John Daly's former companion did not give a reason for withdrawing a lawsuit that said the PGA champion owed her $1 million for breaking a promise of marriage. Bettye Fulford asked for voluntary dismissal of the suit in Shelby County Circuit Court and of an accompanying paternity suit filed in Shelby County Juvenile Court, attorney F. Dulin Kelly of Hendersonville, Tenn., said.
November 14, 1985
Twelve prisoners, victims of conflicting court orders, found themselves handcuffed to a fence outside a Tennessee state prison. Shelby County Sheriff Gene Barksdale, prohibited by one federal judge from holding convicted felons in county jail for more than five days, had tried to turn the 12 over to the prison. But the crowded state prison system has been ordered by another U.S. judge not to accept more prisoners, so the warden refused to take them.
January 19, 2011 | By Richard Fausset and Abby Sewell, Los Angeles Times
On the day of his swearing-in, Alabama Republican Gov. Robert J. Bentley raised concern among the state's non-Christians by declaring that people who had not accepted Jesus Christ were not his brothers and sisters. Speaking to a large crowd Monday at Montgomery's Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church ? where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. once preached ? Bentley said that "if you're a Christian and you're saved ... it makes you and me brother and sister," according to a report in the Birmingham News.
June 24, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
An independent forensic pathologist will re-examine Elvis Presley's autopsy reports in a move that could settle a dispute over whether the singer died of a drug overdose or a heart attack. A Health Department spokeswoman said in Nashville that the decision was made as a courtesy to the Shelby County Commission, which filed a lawsuit last month in an attempt to force the state to reopen an investigation into the singer's 1977 death. Dr.
June 15, 1985
Honda of America said it plans to begin production of auto engines by expanding its recently completed motorcycle engine plant. With the addition of auto engine production, Honda's investment in the Shelby County plant will total more than $70 million. Combined motorcycle and auto engine and related operations are expected to employ an estimated 225. The expanded production facilities will include capacity for 60,000 auto engines annually for the Honda Civic.
December 29, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
A fire swept through a Memphis condominium, killing a family of five. Authorities identified the dead as Justin Mabry and Christi Britton Mabry and children Erin Mabry, 18 months, Cody Britton, 5, and Tylor Britton, 8. No age was given for the couple. Shelby County Sheriff's Department Lt. J. R. Holland said a preliminary investigation found that the fire was started by an open flame, perhaps from the fireplace or a candle.
March 20, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Three college students accused in a string of rural church fires will not seek release on bond on the federal charges, their attorneys said. Matthew Lee Cloyd, Benjamin Moseley and Russell DeBusk Jr. also face state arson charges, and would remain jailed while a state judge considered setting bond. All three remained in federal custody at the Shelby County Jail.
March 11, 2009 | Howard Witt
You can drive into this dusty fleck of a town near the Texas-Louisiana state line if you're African American, but you might not be able to drive out of it -- at least not with your car, your cash, your jewelry or other valuables. That's because the police here allegedly have found a way to strip motorists, many of them black, of their property without ever charging them with a crime.
June 24, 1991 | Associated Press
More than 100 inmates, apparently upset about the quality of their breakfast, took over part of a jail for three hours, an official said. No hostages were taken during Saturday's riot. One inmate was treated for a leg injury. The inmates returned to their cells after talking with a police negotiating team. "They complained of the eggs being watered down and the bacon not being done properly," said A. Ray Mills, chief administrative officer at Shelby County Jail.
November 23, 1988 | JOHN VOLAND, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
A Memphis probate judge on Monday dismissed an inheritance claim by aspiring singer Deborah Delaine Presley, who attempted to claim a stake in Elvis Presley's $50-million estate because, she alleged, her mother had a 4-day love affair with Elvis--and Deborah Presley was the result of that union. In reviewing her claim, Judge Joseph Evans ruled there was insufficient evidence to warrant further review of the claim. Deborah Presley's last name was Yandell, until she had it changed.
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