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Metro Police say they do not believe that Adam Bass was intentionally killed. Adam's father, 30-year-old Larry Bass, was handling his semi-automatic pistol inside the room at the Extended Stay America motel on Elm Hill Pike on Thursday, when the gun discharged, according to preliminary investigation results.
Larry's wife, Jacquelin, 28, and their two other sons, ages 2 and 3, were also present in the room at the time of the event. The family is from Texas.
Nearby officers responded in minutes. The administered CPR in an effort to save the child, but could not.
The investigation is ongoing.
Friday, March 15 2013, 06:03 AM CDT
Memphis libraries seeking funding
May 25, 2013 13:07 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- The public library system in Memphis is hoping to secure $2.9 million to add employees and increase its collection.
The Memphis Daily News (http://bit.ly/19BANxH) reports the Memphis Public Library & Information Center cites the figures as part of its strategic plan.
A study by the Friends of the Library and the Memphis Library Foundation found that during the past five years, the system's budget has been cut 21 percent and hours were reduced 20 percent.
The goal of the new funding would be to add 47 employees to the 18-location library system and increase the collections budget to $2 million from less than $1 million.
Library director Keenon McCloy says the plan is a "roadmap for the future."
Information from: The Memphis Daily News, http://www.memphisdailynews.com
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