Memphis — Memphis city fathers…and mothers… want their MTV. If this deal goes through, Memphis will spend about $500,000 for police, fire and emergency services if the MTV Video Music Awards were held in Memphis this fall. The cable channel says it hasn’t made a decision about the location for this year’s show, tentatively scheduled for early September.
Memphis – Another new Elvis CD is out and selling briskly. This time it is the first ever CD collection of Elvis’s gospel recordings, it is called “Elvis/Ultimate Gospel”. All of the popular Elvis gospel songs are in there and some less familiar but very good gospel recordings including “Reach Out to Jesus” which alone makes the CD worth the price. All in all there are 24 Elvis gospel tracks on this CD and it will be a best seller for years.
Toronto – Most Patient Man in the World Claims 23 Million Dollar Payday. Raymond Sobeski won the Canadian Lottery $23 million (US) jackpot in April of 2003. Then on April 1st, 2004 he ambled into the Ontario Gaming & Lottery Corporation brandishing the winning ticket a mere 12 days before the one-year deadline to claim the $30 million Canadian dollar jackpot. When asked why the big delay Mr. Sobeski responded, “I didn’t want to do anything rash. I thought it was in my best interest to keep it to myself until I had everything all sorted out.” He put the winning ticket in a safe deposit box in a bank vault and set about getting his affairs in order as he put it.
Kathy Pittman of the Ontario Gaming & Lottery Corporation said, “It was the first time that a winner’s waited this long. We thought it must be lost because, how can someone sit on it for this long? After meeting him, it’s perfectly clear to me. He is a gentleman who takes his time, care and caution to make any decision. He’s a very patient, laid-back man.” No kidding Kathy.