LIAR PARADOX: MEMPHIS WELCOMES HURRICANE REFUGEES: University Education with Room and Board, to Free Massages and Leisure and Entertainment


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Thursday, September 01, 2005

MEMPHIS WELCOMES HURRICANE REFUGEES: University Education with Room and Board, to Free Massages and Leisure and Entertainment

From the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau

Free & Discounted Attraction Admissions:
We understand that the evacuation from your home may have caused financial and emotional hardship. In addition, you may have children who are anxious and restless. On this page, we are providing information about free activities ( in our area and invite you to expend some restless energy.

Also, area attractions are offering discounts to evacuees.

Please provide proof of residence (valid driver's license).
Ballet Memphis 901-737-7322. Free tickets to this weekend's performances of "Momentum 7." Shows are 8pm Friday, September 2 & Saturday, September 3 at First Congregational Church, 1000 S. Cooper.
Botanic Garden - free admission
Brooks Museum of Art - free admission
Children's Museum of Memphis - $2 off per family. 901-458-2678
Fire Museum of Memphis - One free with one paid regular admission. 901-320-5650
Graceland - 20% off all adult and senior regular admissions. 901-332-3322
Libertyland 901-274-1776. Free admission up to 6 people in a group.
Lichterman Nature Center - free admission
Memphis Pink Palace - free admission. 901-320-6320
Memphis Public Library and Information Center. 19 Branches. 901-415-2700
Memphis Redbirds - free game tickets through September 4.
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum - free admission through September
Memphis Zoo - 50% off regular admission. 901-276-6500
National Civil Rights Museum - free admission. 901-774-6380
National Ornamental Metal Museum - free admission
Peabody Place Museum - $3 admission price
Putt Putt - 80 game tokens for $10. 901-386-2992
Putt Putt - Buy 1 / Get 1 Mini Golf tickets. 901-386-2992
Putt Putt - Laser tag for $8.25. 901-386-2992
Race On Driving Experience - Call for discount
Ride the Ducks of Memphis - $2 off regular ticket price. 901-521-3825
Soulsville: Stax Museum of American Soul Music - free admission. 901-946-2535
Sun Studio - free admission
WONDERS: The Art of the Motorcycle - 50% off regular admission

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Offers from local businesses:
Please call ahead. Some offers are free and others are not. Please remember to provide proof of residency with a valid driver's license.

Angela Hamblen, 901-767-6767, Ext. 578. Free grief counseling.
Certified Sign Language Interpreter: Nena Stoddard, 901-385-4351. Free services.
David Goodwin, 901-363-4841 offering new and used uniforms.
Goodyear Tire, 6551 Winchester, 901-795-3811 - Will fix flats / tires free
• Local YMCA's are offering their facilities (shower, bathroom, pool, workout) free of charge with valid driver's license.
Kaleidoscope Hair Studio, 2763 Colony Park Drive, 901-363-1275 offers free massages, mini-manicures and shampoos.
Nash's Auto Repair and Body Shop, 1478 National, 901-301-0153 will do auto repairs for evacuees with valid driver's license.
Raines Road Laundromat, 593 East Raines Road, 901-396-3116. Free detergent and free drying service.

Employment Opportunities:
Beale Street Merchants Association will assist Louisiana (only) musicians and restaurant workers in finding employment. Come to their office at 154 Beale Street. Must provide valid ID. Lunch will also be provided on a daily basis from 12-1pm. You must go to their office to get a lunch voucher. Lunch will be served daily in Handy Park. For more information, call 901-529-0999.
Bill Fisher - manual labor jobs. Call 901-794-5464
Delta Medical Center, 3000 Getwell Road. Positions available for nurses for Telemetry, ICU, ED and Geriatric, Cardiology Tech, Med Tech, Phlebotomist, Mental Health Tech, Administrative Assistant, HIM Clerk and Collector. Call Karyn at 901-369-8529 or fax application from their web site at
Individual has need for someone to help with some yard work, exterior house painting for 3-5 days. Call Whitney Taylor at 901-218-4286.
Jason Hargrave. Manual work opportunities. 901-461-3487
JobLINC, 901-415-2700
Matthew White - small manufacturing company needs temporary help / general labor and metal workers. 901-272-7007
Memphis Cement 901-774-3207. Call David Laders. Two positions available.
Memphis Networks. Needed - optical engineer and implementation engineer. Call Dabney Wellford at 901-507-2103
Memphis & Shelby County Music Commission, 154 Beale Street will assist musicians and restaurants workers with employment.
Petra Cafe, 2170 Poplar Avenue West, #102, 901-853-3521 needs experienced restaurant help. Please call Lisa Douba.
Papa John's Pizza is hiring delivery drivers, order takers and pizza makers. Stop by anyof the 13 locations to apply.
Randy's Home Repair, 901-277-7310 or 901-387-0389. Positions available for home repair skills and lawn mowing.
Super Shine, Inc. offering employment. Call Phil Tate at 901-406-9664.
Wal-Mart offers temporary employment to evacuated Wal-Mart employees.
Wm. C. Ellis & Sons Ironworks, 245 S. Front, 901-525-0567 needs experienced machinist, welders or general laborers. Please call H.C. Ellis.

Temporary Employment:
Contact the temporary agencies in town to inquire about job opportunities.
Manpower: 901-761-3232
Randstad: 901-274-8146
Adecco: 901-624-6619
Kelly: 901-683-2342
STAFFMARK: 662-890-8691

Interpreter Services:
Vietnamese Baptist Church 901-406-1537. Call Doug Kellum

Also from the University of Memphis:

The University of Memphis has unique opportunities to help victims of
Hurricane Katrina in the coming weeks. Members of the U of M
administration along with the Faculty Senate, Staff Senate, and Student
Government Association have worked to coordinate campus relief efforts.
In this communication, we share ways in which we can assist.

* Enrollment. Students who have attended or been accepted to
accredited universities/colleges in the area of devastation are
invited to resume their studies at the U o M. The criterion for
their admission is previous acceptance at an accredited
institution. We are not requiring transcripts nor test scores for
admission until such documents are available. Students will be
given advisors who will help them plan schedules that will allow
them to progress in their degree fields. Students can call
1-800-669-2678, or locally 901-678-2111, for further information.
If you receive calls from displaced students, please have them call
one of the numbers listed above. Additional information is also
available on our home page at
* Fee Payment. Students who have not paid their tuition at their
home institutions will be allowed to enroll at the University of
Memphis or at other State of Tennessee institutions at in-state
tuition rates. If their tuition expenses have been covered at
their home schools, we are not requiring additional payments.
* Housing. The University of Memphis student housing is available
for students from affected institutions who enroll at the
University of Memphis. Mayor Herenton’s taskforce is coordinating
relief efforts to house other refugees.
Integration of Students. Please welcome these students into the
classes. Recognize that class sizes may need to be adjusted to
accommodate these students. Consult with departmental chairs and
college deans to coordinate additional classes if needed.
* Communication with Faculty/Staff. As you are able, get in touch
with colleagues at universities/colleges in the area of devastation
to determine what their needs are. Contact your chair and/or dean
to determine whether we can accommodate displaced colleagues. We
will do our best to help those who need to continue their research
projects, etc.

We appreciate your willingness to help. Contact Stephanie Beasley in
the President's Office at 901-678-2234 for more information.

Shirley C. Raines

Sheryl A. Maxwell
Faculty Senate President

Scott Beck
Staff Senate President

Omari White
SGA President


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