During North Carolina's opening weekend at the NCAA tournament, several players were wearing Kobe Bryant's Nike shoes. That didn't sit well with former UNC player Michael Jordan. Michael Jordan jokingly Nike Air Max 2009 North Carolina players to take off their Kobe shoes or he'll rip them off. CAPTIONBy Gerry Broome, AP And so he told the players just how he felt upon meeting them outside the Time Warner Cable Arena as the team left to get on a Nike Air Max 90Boots following practice on Saturday. "Next time I see you wearing those Kobe Bryants, I'm gonna take it right off," Jordan told a group of Tar Heels that included Tyler Zeller, Nike Air Max 90 Henson, Kendall Marshall and others. "I don't care if your feet kill you, you're gonna wear them Jordans." WRAL in Raleigh captured video of the conversation. Jordan, upon learning that the Nike Air Max 360 wasn't sent the latest Jordan XI Cool Greys, tells the team, "You get to the Final Four you got anything you want." No one hurt in BP robbery A BP convenience store was robbed Friday night, Jackson police said, but no injuries were reported. Two employees were working at the 56 Kenworth Blvd. store when a robber armed with a black handgun ran into the store a little after 10 p.m., according to a Saturday news release. The man demanded money and Newport cigarettes before escaping with the items, which he placed in his backpack, Lt. Tyreece Miller said. Police declined to release the amount of money stolen. The robber was described as a tall, slender, black male with a dark complexion, He wore a green toboggan, camouflage mask, black sweater, khaki pants and Nike Air Max 24-7 Nike tennis shoes. He also carried a "Ninja Turtle" backpack. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Violent Crimes Unit at the Jackson Police Department at 425-8400 or Crime Stoppers at 424-8477 (TIPS). To submit a cyber tip, visit www.424tips.org and click on "Web Tips." NWS: Small hail reported Some small hail was reported in West Tennessee as storms swept through the area Saturday, but no damage was reported. Hail no greater than a half inch in size fell in the morning and afternoon, said National Weather Service Meteorologist Marlene Mickelson. Less than an inch of rainfall was reported in West Tennessee, Mickelson said. Madison CAN will become madisonAchieves Jackson Mayor Jerry Gist and Madison County Mayor Jimmy Harris have announced plans to merge Madison CAN (College Access Network) with the East Tennessee-based program tnAchieves. Madison CAN was organized in August to provide "last dollar" funding and college access and assistance for seniors in Madison County's public high schools, according to a news release. The program is modeled after Knox County's program, knoxAchieves. KnoxAchieves used funds from a $904,000 grant from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission to launch tnAchieves in January, the release said. TnAchieves seeks to assist at least 15 counties by fall 2012 and has already committed to fund programs in Fentress, Hancock and Scott counties. (Page 2 of 2) Madison CAN will be renamed madisonAchieves but otherwise will continue to follow its commitment to combine "last dollar" funding with community-based advisers to eliminate the barriers students face in going to and succeeding in college. The Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce has committed to fund the scholarships in Madison County through 2012, but tnAchieves is pursuing grants to supplement those scholarships, the release said. Madison CAN's cap per student is currently $2,000 per year, while Knox County's cap is $3,000, and tnAchieves aims to level the field. Applications for madisonAchieves are available in the guidance departments of all five high schools. For more information about madisonAchieves, contact Madison CAN Executive Director Linda Austin at 513-1445 or LindaAustin@MadisonCAN.org. Roadwork, lane closures begin today on I-240 MEMPHIS ?? Travelers should expect construction and lane closures on Interstate 240 in Shelby County as a widening project gets under way this week. Crews will close one lane on I-240 East from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. today through Thursday as they begin installing concrete barrier rails, according to the Tennessee Department of Transportation. Future lane closures for the project also will be conducted during the evening hours and on weekends. For more information about TDOT construction project activity, visit www.tn.gov/tdot/tdotsmartway, dial 511 from any landline or cell phone, or follow TDOT on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TN511. Donation fund created for Milan accident victim A fund has been established for donations after a Milan man Nike Air Max 2010 injured in a car accident earlier this month. Ricky White is in stable but critical condition at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis, according to a news release. A fund has been set up in his name at Regions Nike Air Max 93 Anyone who would like to help White's family may make a deposit at any Regions Bank location. Zumbathon to fund playground improvements The "Feel the Beat!" Zumbathon today will help raise awareness and funds for playground improvements at West Tennessee School for Nike Air Max 2011 Deaf. Instructor Hope Graves will lead the Zumbathon, which will be held from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the gym at West Tennessee School for the Deaf, 100 Berryhill Drive. The fee to participate is $11 per person. For more information about the school or to help with playground improvements, call Principal Kristi Lindsey at 423-5705. Graves also teaches community Zumba classes at the school in the evenings and on weekends. To learn more, visit 38596.zumba.com. 316432-016 317173-101 366727-441
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