Local Flinn Broadcasting station Q107.5 has put together a fun little contest. At the stations' website, you can guess which day you think state senator Ophelia Ford will enter rehab. Because anemia or no, she is going to go to rehab; its only a matter of time.
The only thing were not sure about is calling Ophelia a celebrity. Lindsay Lohan is soooo much cuter. But this being Memphis, we'll take our "celebrities" where we find 'em.
From ComputerWorld.com: "AT&T surveyed 10 major U.S. metropolitan areas between Jan. 17 and Feb. 14 and found that New York is the most prepared of the group, followed by Houston, San Francisco, Boston, Memphis/Nashville, Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul and Cleveland.
"The results included responses from about 1,000 corporate IT managers collectively from the 10 cities, noted officials of San Antonio-based AT&T."The rankings were based primarily on three criteria: the state of a city's business continuity plan; whether the city has adequately educated employees about the plan and installed systems to implement it; and on cybersecurity policies and the use of managed security."
Those intrepid journalists at InStyle magazine report that the hottest woman in Hollywood -- depending on whom one asks, and the reliability of that persons eyesight -- Jessica Alba has some affection for the former congressman turned Fox News analyst, DLC chairman, etc.
"He is so cute; he's adorable and he's single," the Dark Angel told the mag. "I went to one of his fund-raisers."
Take that, Senator Corker.
According to The Times of London online, 46-year-old Julie Wall is thought to have stolen more than $1 million between January 1996 and July 2005 in her job as cashier for the North Kesteven District Councils eight car parks.
She used the stolen funds to finance her Elvis addiction, buying thousands of records, CDs, DVDs, magazines, Christmas cards and fridge magnets. There are 668 Elvis lots, among them souvenirs such as fridge magnets, mugs and records issued from countries including Israel, Mexico, Malay-sia, Peru and Uruguay.
According to the CPS, which has had the collection valued by a leading Elvis expert, lots that will attract serious collectors include a 1964 Elvis credit card receipt from his Texaco Gas account, an autographed copy of the album A date with Elvis and a limited edition of the first Elvis Presley CD to be released. A rare Japanese EP, an extended version of the standard single vinyl record, of Love Me Tender could fetch £10,000 or more.
Wall was sentenced to three years in jail in 2005, but now her collection of Elvis Presley memorabilia is up for auction, as well, and the profits will be paid back to the council.
Insert your own "Jailhouse Rock" joke here.
In fact, this guy has even set up an interesting website called BarbecueThePandas, where he complains, "Oh sweet baby Jesus. There's another one on the way. Just another mouth to feed."
What's more, "I think Memphians should vote on whether we want this thing or not. We're the ones who have to pay for it. I say we put her on the pill."
Youâre a Good Man, Charlie Brown, running June 1-3 and June 8-9-10, is the third play offered by Threshold Theater, which was launched in 2006. âIts purpose is to fill the gap of small-cast, high-quality, affordable productions,â? says spokesperson Skip Howard. âWe want to open the doors of theatre, and provide a gateway, or threshold, for more community shows.â?
Howard says the group chose the Charlie Brown play because âitâs easy to do with a six-member cast, requires minimal sets and props, is recognized by everyone, and is a good way to introduce kids to theater.â?
The show is directed by Drew Massengale, and stars Jason Blank, Danielle Carr, Dan Floyd, Jimmy Hoxie, Jamie Kirkland, and Ernie Robinson. For more information call 219-6845.
Called "Momentum," the rather oddly worded online press release says: "Nike's recognition to the optimum moment that Spanish sport enjoys. ... Drama, danger and challenge in a weird setting where only a few people can enter... and, at the end the climax, a taunt."
Maybe. But what we saw in this dramatic little black-and-white spot was the most badass-looking Pau Gasol ever. If he could put that attitude to work at FedExForum, even Shaq would back off. Check it out here or here.
Of course, it could have been the "100 gipsy drummers" spurring him on.
White Station, to be precise, ranked 867th overall, while Cordova just made the cut at 1104.
The rankings are based on Advanced Placement tests, among other factors. (Students at our charter school, Flyer High, were ranked Most Likely to Take Dads Car Keys and a $20 bill, in a separate poll.)
Don't worry the brain-eating only hurts for a second, and once you're zombie-fied you can join the march that will go down Beale to Main and then join the Art Trolley Tour.
All comers are welcome: "Children too!," says Lindsey Turner, one of the zombie march organizers. "We want to see zombie families!"
Read more here.
Well, here's some good news. Homeboy JT is "in love" with the hotlicious Jessica Biel. So get used to seeing a new babe on Beale when Justin comes home. Yeah, we know -- Biel on Beale. It's got a ring to it.
And how do we know this juicy stuff? 'Cause People told us. So it must be true.
On Saturday starting at 10 a.m. Voices of the South will join with Theatre Memphis ShoWagon troupe and the incredible Wood & String Theatre for a full day of kidcentric workshops and performances.
Adults may also be interested in taking in performances by Wood & String, who use beautifully made puppets representing traditions from around the world.
And even more interesting is the feature that allows you to customize the counter so that it computes the cost for any city or state in the U.S. You can also compare what those dollars could have purchased in public education, housing, health insurance, etc.
Memphis' bill for the war, so far? $670 million and counting. Fast.
That is whats happened at the Atlanta Zoo, where baby panda Mei Lan was born in September, currently the youngest panda at any zoo in the United States. The Atlanta zoo has since seen a 32 percent increase in visitors over last year, and the newest attraction is so popular that the zoo had to institute timed visits like buying tickets to a ride at Disney World so crowds wouldnt jam around the bears cage.
The murders of Deryck DeShaun Davenport (23), Jack Lassiter (78), Marco Antonio Calero (35), Napoleon Yates (42), Calvin Riley (53), Cora Gatewood, (83), and Joey Lacey (age unknown) were chosen by police director Larry Godwin as crimes eligible for tip reward money.