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"If I am not crying I am holding in tears because everything, even right here in this front yard there are memories," says God brother Germain McAlmond.
To say Juice Alexander will be missed is an understatement. Just days after his death, friends and former co-workers gathered at McFadden's Pub to share memories.
"It's just a family down here and Juice was one of our brothers," says former co-worker and friend Graham Kelly. "With his loss, it devastated the entire city."
Police say Alexander and his brother Josh got into a fight while tailgating at the TSU game Saturday night. They say Josh began to walk backward to separate himself, but Juice continued advancing. Josh stabbed Jesse in the chest when he was upon him. Friends say it's hard to imagine Juice with anything but a smile.
"He always had a smile on his face," says Germain. "He loved to make people laugh. He was always the life of the party."
It's a life this party is missing, but certainly not forgotten. Friends at McFadden's lean on each other for support and remember Juice with a smile. Many say they are amazed by the amount of people whose lives were impacted by Juice Alexander.
"It was such a shock," says McFadden's General Manager Tim McSpaddin. "Such a nice guy, and he meant so much to the 2nd Avenue and even the downtown community, that I just felt like it would go a long way to help his family out."
A portion of McFadden's sales Tuesday evening will go towards Juice's funeral costs. A memorial fund has been set up under Juice Alexander's name, and friends plan to hold a candlelight vigil for Juice Alexander at 8pm on Thursday night.
Tuesday, October 2 2012, 11:48 PM CDT
Prince Edward presents Edinburgh's awards in Tenn.
May 23, 2013 22:00 GMT
By ERIK SCHELZIG Associated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Queen Elizabeth's youngest son, Prince Edward, is visiting Tennessee to promote one of the British royal family's charities, the Duke of Edinburgh's awards.
The prince presided over an awards ceremony at the governor's mansion in Nashville on Thursday for the first batch of young Tennesseans to participate in the leadership and character program.
About 80 youths received the award by participating in community service, skills development, physical fitness and adventurous journeys through the Boy Scouts, Boys and Girls Clubs, LEAD Academy, Montgomery Bell Academy or the Miss Tennessee Scholarship Organization.
Following the event, Gov. Bill Haslam and first lady Crissy Haslam invited the awardees and their families to tea inside the governor's residence. Later on Thursday, the prince was scheduled to headline a black-tie gala at Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville.
Bernanke signals Fed to maintain stimulus efforts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chairman Ben Bernanke is telling Congress that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserve to end its extraordinary stimulus programs.
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