Posted: May 13, 2006 4:50 am
Former Memphian, been away for several years living in China. This incident that he was busted for happened about 30 years ago, and it came to light because the "victim" told her therapist about it. 30 years later. This is called "repressed memory". I hope the guy did it, because the repressed memory thing sounds like BS.
I first heard about this from the WMC-TV website. When I read the name, I went to the WHBQ website to read about the guy. Channel 13 news sucks, the rating were always in last place, even back in the old days of Ed Craig and "Coach" Charlie B. Watson. Ch. 13 news employs "Happy Talk", and the anchors are supposed to banter with each other and be upbeat. I noticed that Claudia Barr wasn't in their website and saw that she was now on News Channel 3, along with Jim Jaggers. I guess Ch.3 got them from the salary that they were paying to "Helmet Hair" Jerry Tate (who quit Channel 3 for Ch. 13 briefly, and was more embarrassed with being over there than his retarded son Officer Dave). Claudia and Jaggers deserve better, and I am happy for them, and from their pics on the WREG website, they haven't aged a day in 20 years. Cool.
Leon Griffin (the happy black guy) has been around forever, and he is very recognizable with that deep barritone voice. Leon's my father's name (and my middle name!).