Monday, February 22, 2010

Go Figure ... Skate

Posted By on Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 10:06 AM

Frank Murtaugh says Olympic figure skating would be more fun with brackets, a la March Madness.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Tigers Get Revenge on SMU, 76-63

Posted By on Sun, Feb 21, 2010 at 9:25 AM

The Memphis Tigers got some payback Saturday for a loss to SMU last month. Frank Murtaugh has the story.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Reinventing Local Government: The Context

Posted By on Sat, Feb 20, 2010 at 9:37 AM

It's hard to get people to focus on grand schemes like reinventing government in the face of day-to-day problems, says Branston.

Roddick Double-faults, Falls to Querrey

Posted By on Sat, Feb 20, 2010 at 9:31 AM

John Branston says it's a fine line between victory and defeat -- and little things can make a difference.

Friday, February 19, 2010

MemShelvis? We Need a New Name

Posted By on Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 12:06 PM

Mary Cashiola reports on the name game for a potential Memphis-Shelby County combined government.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Tall Guys Topping Tennis Tourney

Posted By on Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 7:50 PM

Are NBA-sized tennis players screwing up tennis? John Branston has some thoughts.

Former CA Cartoonist Bill Day Honored

Posted By on Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 10:58 AM

Congressman Steve Cohen joined with over 1,000 journalists, media, public relations and corporate executives to honor the work of Bill Day, a syndicated editorial cartoonist from Memphis, at the 27th Annual National Press Foundation Awards Dinner Wednesday.

“I was honored to join Bill, his wife Susan and their three sons last night as he was recognized by his peers for his media contributions,” Cohen said. “Whether it is shining a light on crime, poverty or the scourge of infant mortality, Bill’s artwork lives up to what he has called the theme of his work, the defense of the oppressed.”

Day received a Special Citation for his work addressing the growing rate of infant mortality in the United States. Other honorees last night included: the CBS News program 60 Minutes, Brianna Keilar of CNN, Julie Hirschfeld Davis of the Associated Press, Colbert I. King of The Washington Post, and The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

Day’s award-winning cartoons are available to newspapers worldwide three times a week through United Feature Syndicate, and it is widely reprinted in major national magazines including Newsweek, Time, U.S. News and World Report and Business Week.

The former Commercial Appeal cartoonist was let go by the paper last year during a staff reduction.

Chameleon Dems in New York

Posted By on Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 8:12 AM

Richard Cohen takes the measure of potential New York senatorial candidate Harold Ford and his opponent.

Tigers Hold Off Tulane, 77-64

Posted By on Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 7:56 AM

Despite an injury to guard Elliott Williams, the Memphis Tigers toppled Tulane Wednesday night in New Orleans. Frank Murtaugh has more.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

What's Wrong with the Grizzlies?

Posted By on Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 2:52 PM

Chris Herrington analyzes the recent downfall of the once high-flying Grizzlies at Beyond the Arc.

New Ken Starr/Clinton Book Features Local Angle

Posted By on Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 2:47 PM

Former federal prosecutor Hick Ewing is featured in a new book on the Ken Starr/Bill Clinton saga. John Branston has details.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Bianca Knows Best ...

Posted By on Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 3:07 PM

... and helps a shy loner.

Dana Kirk, 1935-2010

Posted By on Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 7:48 AM

Frank Murtaugh takes a look at the life and times of former Tiger coach Dana Kirk.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Hghway 1 Revisited ...

Posted By on Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 10:31 PM

Bruce VanWyngarden continues his trip down memory lane -- and up Highway 1.

Maria Sharapova's Star Power

Posted By on Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 11:51 AM

Is Maria Sharapova a tennis pro, or merely a tennis star? John Branston parses the difference.
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