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A high school in California has been criticised for using what some say are damaging stereotypes of Arabs.

Accidental Heroes of the 20th Century 18: Isaac Hayes, Soul singer

"WHO'S THE black private dick, who's a sex machine to all the chicks?" The answer, surprisingly, is Richard Roundtree, star of the 1971 film Shaft. But who remembers Roundtree? What we recall from that fairly dismal film is Isaac Hayes's brilliant score, which not only included the deathless line quoted above, but is also credited with changing film sound-tracks.

Rest your weary head by the Ol' Miss

America's Deep South - home of the Blues, juke joints and Scarlett O'Hara - has embraced British-style bed and breakfasts. Matthew Brace spends a quiet night where once Civil War raged

Radio: How supermarkets took over the world

The first supermarket ever, in all the world, was in Memphis - that's Tennessee, not Egypt, silly. They haven't been going that long. It was called The Piggly-Wiggly Stores and it was designed like a maze so that you couldn't get out until you'd seen everything. It started trading just after the end of the First World War and it's still there, though it's a museum now (and probably haunted by Elvis).

Obituary: Charlie Feathers

MUCH HAS been made of the professional jealousy Salieri felt for his contemporary Mozart. A 20th-century equivalent is the way Charlie Feathers regarded Elvis Presley.

Boys shoot four dead at US school

TWO JUVENILE gunmen, believed to be 11 and 13 years old, opened fire yesterday on schoolchildren as they streamed out of an Arkansas middle school in response to a fake fire alarm. Four were reported dead last night.

Racing: Forster has Mandate to take National trial

The former National Hunt jockey Steve Smith Eccles (right) gives a runner-by-runner analysis of today's John Hughes Grand National Trial.

Sporting Digest: American football

Lionel Taylor, the England Monarchs head coach, last night selected the former University of California running back Tyrone Edwards with his first overall pick in the NFL Europe draft. Monarchs selected 26 players overall and now head to their training camp in Atlanta, which begins on 1 March, before starting this season's campaign with a home game against Frankfurt Galaxy at the Crystal Palace Sports Centre on Sunday, 5 April.

Killing casts pall over Luther King celebration

Americans mark the thirtieth anniversary this year of the assassination of Martin Luther King at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. But, as David Usborne explains, celebration gave way to death and panic in one city yesterday.

Obituary: Junior Wells

Amos Blackmore (Junior Wells), vocalist and harmonica player: born Memphis, Tennessee 9 December 1934; died Chicago 15 January 1998.

Letter: Bootleg Stones

Sir: David Lister claims that he has heard tracks by the Rolling Stones "unheard outside the BBC for more than 30 years" (report, 7 January). He has not had quite such a unique listening experience as he supposes.

Music from a locked room: how I was first for 30 years to hear lost Stones tapes

David Lister yesterday sat in a locked room at the BBC and became the first person outside the corporation in 30 years to hear some of the earliest music by The Rolling Stones, including four tracks that have never been released.

Jazz: Searching for that perfect sound

Of all the stars appearing at this year's Oris London Jazz Festival, which begins today, no one rivals the enigma of the American saxophonist Charles Lloyd. Phil Johnson meets the crown prince of hippie jazz in his elegant California condo.

Huckleberry Finn meets Rastafarian Bob

Mississippi Journey: PART ONE

Diana 1961-1997: The legacy - Death to affect British economy

The passing of Diana, Princess of Wales, has left the nation emotionally impoverished. More prosaically, even the British economy is likely to be adversely affected by her death.

Leading Article: A place for Elvis among the gods of Olympus

In the Iliad, Homer gives us fairly precise directions to Olympus, home of the gods. You take a right past the second cypress on Pilion, skirt Ossa and go straight ahead. You can't miss it. Yet the mountain is not just a place, that's to say a real location with geographical co- ordinates. It also exists "out there" in realms of fantasy and myth and "in here" in popular imagination and private veneration.
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