Thursday, May 8, 1997

Memphis ad warns nation of HIV

The Commercial Appeal, May 8, 1997
By Michael Kelley

A public service announcement warning about the spread of the AIDS virus among jail inmates has been produced in Memphis for distribution to television stations across the country.

The 30-second PSA, "Is My Mommy Ever Coming Back?", will be distributed by the NAACP and the National Black Media Coalition.

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Thursday, May 1, 1997

Freed convict gains escort back to jail

The Commercial Appeal, May 1, 1997
By John Semien

A woman released Tuesday from the Shelby County Correction Center was nabbed by a security guard while attempting to rob the First Tennessee Bank at 165 Madison Wednesday.

Jerald Yvonne Jordan, 42, was apprehended shortly after she entered the bank at 12:50 p.m. and approached a teller with a note demanding money, according to authorities.

Back in jail, Jordan was charged with a state charge of attempted theft.

But authorities say incarceration may have been her goal.

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