The exhibit runs in conjunction with the Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest, the entries for which are on display at the Memphis College of Art (MCA) through October 7th, when the winner will be announced. To learn more, go here.
To see how everybody and everything else ranked, check out our Best of Memphis issue here..
For more information, go here.
Mayor Willie Herenton says the city needs 650 more police officers and a 50-cent increase in the property tax to pay for them.
Herenton met with reporters Thursday to respond to an increase in violent crime in the Memphis area that he called unacceptable. He said it will take at least two years to hire and train the new officers, and he urged members of the Memphis City Council to support his request for a tax increase even though 2007 is an election year.
Read the whole story by going to "Political Beat".
So what's the deal, Le Le and Ya Ya? Break out the panda negligee, put on some Barry White, get with the sexual healing, already. (Read about Lun Luns delivery here.)
The concert has been rescheduled for October 27th at GPAC. All tickets purchased for the October 5th concert will be honored.
Meroney, a former Fox 13 anchor, turned himself in to the Wicomico Sheriff's office in July. For more, go here.
Here we go again. The elusive and theoretically extinct ivory-billed woodpecker has been spotted in Florida, according to Auburn University researchers. Last year's "sighting" in Arkansas is still controversial. For news of the latest encounter, go here for more.
From the L.A. Times story: Dees, love him or hate him, will be back in the ear of Southern California on an upstart new station called Movin' 93.9, which has an up-tempo pop format that took over for the country-twang of KZLA. And he'll be there with a little help from his friends, Jack Nicholson for one, who approached Dees to ask to be the show's first guest."
Dees says of his time away from the radio,""It was like a bad dream, like I was in prison. It went from everything to zero; 60 to zero in four seconds."
According to the press release: "The research found a 'gray area' exists in the minds of most Memphians as to when you should call 9-1-1. While the majority of Memphians would call 9-1-1 in the instance of a stabbing, drowning, fire or choking, many would not know if they should call in the case of someone selling drugs, burglarized property if the burglar is clearly gone or a car accident with no injuries."
EMERGENCY: Crime in progress, Fire, Breathing problems, Choking, Unconsciousness, Poisoning, Drowning, Stabbing, Gun shot wounds, Struck by vehicle, Child locked in vehicle.
NON-EMERGENCY: Minor accident (no injury), Barking dogs, Burglarized property, Power outage, Drug sale, Loud parties, Weather and road conditions, Runaways, Legal advice, Keys locked in vehicle (no child inside).
As part of its "Friday Night Lights Hometown Sweepstakes," students have a chance to win $50,000 for their school's athletic department as well as a chance to appear, with five friends, in the series.
High school students can download a pass to the screening at NBC.com.