Wednesday, June 17, 2009

MLGW Seeks Customers Without Power

Posted By on Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 2:30 PM

Six days after Friday’s destructive storm, Memphis Light Gas & Water spokesperson Chris Stanley says there are still 11,000 MLGW customers without power. Stanley says those without power will need to re-report their outage by calling 544-6500.

To report an outage, customers should have their account numbers ready. The utility is also providing updates and live interaction with an MLGW representative on the company's Twitter site.

Michael Feldman's "Whad'ya Know" Changes Venue

Posted By on Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 2:25 PM

Due to a power outage at Harding Academy, Michael Feldman's "Whad'ya Know" Memphis appearance is being moved to the Germantown Performing Arts Center. Special guests will include Chris Davis (aka The Pesky Fly) and Vance Lauderdale of "Ask Vance" fame. Show starts at 10. $25 for WKNO members, $35 for nonmembers. Details.

Laurie Cook McIntosh: Inspired and Inspiring

Posted By on Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 11:02 AM

Chris Davis remembers courageous Memphis thespian Laurie Cook McIntosh.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Hot, Hot Blog Action!

Posted By on Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 9:10 PM

Flyer bloggers are cranking it out: Branston's got some fresh Herenton dope; Bianca's got her Gaydar up; Susan's new food blog is cookin'; Herrington's got fresh Griz draft juice. Check out all 13 Flyer staff blogs here.

No Booting, Red Light Cameras, or Fines for Unpaid Parking Tickets

Posted By on Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 2:21 PM

The City Council's O&M Committee heard several revenue-generating proposals this morning. Read the full story at the In the Bluff blog.

A Naked Bike Ride in Memphis?

Posted By on Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 2:05 PM

Should we have one?

Bianca Knows Best ...

Posted By on Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 1:58 PM

And Helps a Disgruntled Employee.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Tennessee GOP Staffer Sends Out Racist Email

Posted By on Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 3:59 PM

Yeah, we know, it's a real shocker.

The Lost Flyer Letters

Posted By on Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 11:55 AM

Hey, send us a letter to the editor. Please.

From My Seat: Catch With Dad

Posted By on Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 9:01 AM

Frank Murtaugh ponders the eternal verities of fathers and daughters -- and softball -- at "From My Seat."

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Rob McGowan: Writer, Shooter

Posted By on Sun, Jun 14, 2009 at 9:14 AM

Here's Memphian Rob McGowan, circa '69, in a pic taken at Oakland Army Base on his return from Vietnam, and he wore the "PEACE NOW" button under the lapel of his uniform ... Flyer book editor Leonard Gill has the dope on McGowan at his book blog, &cetera.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Commissioner Mulroy: GLBT Resolution "Merely a Start."

Posted By on Sat, Jun 13, 2009 at 3:46 PM

There was no shortage of media and public attention paid recently to the Shelby County Commission's handling of my proposed ordinance banning discrimination against gay and transgendered persons ... Read Steve Mulroy's Viewpoint.

Friday, June 12, 2009

100 MPH on the Mississippi

Posted By on Fri, Jun 12, 2009 at 3:45 PM

On Thursday, plans were unveiled for the Memphis Riverfront International Championship Regatta. The event — July 31st and ends August 3rd, pending approval from the Coast Guard — will feature a race of powerboats capable of reaching 100 mph in five-and-a- half seconds.

1-FUN Entertainment Group partnered with the Riverfront Development Corporation, and the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau to bring the Powerboat Superleague to Memphis.

The Powerboat Superleague has hosted 138 events nationally and internationally for 22 years. This will be the first event on the Mississippi river and the biggest body of water powerboat driver David Burkhart has raced on.

“It has a strong current,” Burkhart said. “We don’t do well in big waves.” Although the drivers are professional powerboat racers, concern for their safety is an issue. As with any high-speed race, there is a possibility for an accident.

Bobby Chaffin, another powerboat driver, said a blow-over could happen, which occurs when the powerboat’s nose raises too high and the boat flips backwards.

Both drivers were confident that the Mississippi would not be a problem — even though the race to the finish line would be cramped with at least six boats, six inches apart and reaching speeds of 100 mph.

Superleague has a five-year commitment with I-FUN to continue the event in Memphis.

Author Daniel Wolff on Elvis' Learning Curve and More

Posted on Fri, Jun 12, 2009 at 10:03 AM

Daniel Wolff is also author of the recently released How Lincoln Learned To Read: Twelve Great Americans and the Educations That Made Them. The last of those 12 is Elvis Presley …

Read more in Leonard Gill's new book blog &tcetera.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Bkglobalwarmingbaloney Story Continues

Posted on Thu, Jun 11, 2009 at 2:51 PM

J.J. McNelis, marketing president of Mirabile Investment Corporation (MIC) — the Burger King franchisee that posted the Global Warming Is Baloney signs at its area restaurants — was a guest on Lou Dobbs' radio program yesterday. Read all about it at Sing All Kinds.
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