Friday News Update: All Stars, Cargo and the State of the City

January 25, 2013 4:06 pm1 commentViews: 1

Today in Memphis, we've got a State of the City recap, a Western Conference All-Star, sweet throwback hoodies, and more cargo than most other places. Here's your Friday Memphis news update.

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- First up, Lifeblood is in desperate need of donors with A negative and B negative blood. To donate, you have to be 17 or older and weigh at least 115 pounds. Find a blood donation center here.

- Congrats to Z-Bo on grabbing a reserve spot on the Western Conference All-Star team.

- In other (former) Grizz news, @HoopCityMemphis has unearthed this photo of grinning high schooler Marc Gasol.

- If you missed Mayor Wharton's State of the City address this morning, the Flyer has a recap.

- A reason to feel proud whenever you FedEx something: Memphis may not have the busiest cargo airport in the world anymore, but we're still number one in the U.S.

- Girls (like this one) go for guys who wear sweet throwback hoodies from Ardent Records.

- Congrats to Soulsville. The south Memphis neighborhood is the recipient of a $250,000 grant to bring wireless broadband access to the neighborhood.

- Opentable.com has confirmed what all of us already know: Restaurant Iris and Chez Philippe are the places to go when you need to lay on the romance.

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