Thursday, June 24, 2010

School Board Dog & Pony Show

Posted By on Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 10:51 AM

John Branston went to the school board meeting and says Kriner Cash could give filibuster lessons to congress. More here.

Memphis Audiences are Rude

Posted By on Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 8:48 AM

Randy Haspel Rants that Memphis audiences need to get off his lawn, dammit.

Grizzlies' Draft Day Analysis

Posted By on Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 7:32 AM

Chris Herrington takes a final, exhaustive look at the Grizzlies' current draft options.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Fresh Start for CK's Coffee Shops

Posted By on Wed, Jun 23, 2010 at 7:53 AM

The local mini-chain of CK's Coffee Shops is under new ownership and changes are in the air -- starting with the coffee. Susan Ellis reports.

Memphis Beat: Have Mercy!

Posted By on Wed, Jun 23, 2010 at 7:48 AM

Greg Akers takes a look at the new TNT network show — Memphis Beat — about a detective who sings Elvis songs. For reals.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Bianca Knows Best ...

Posted By on Tue, Jun 22, 2010 at 1:06 PM

... and Helps a Woman with a Gay Husband.

House of Mews Gets "Adopted"

Posted By on Tue, Jun 22, 2010 at 12:33 PM

In May, the Flyer reported that House of Mews founder Elain Harvey was considering selling her home to keep a roof over the heads of the cats at her Cooper-Young no-kill shelter.

At the time, Harvey said the shelter was having financial troubles and was even compiling an emergency list of possible adopters in case the shelter had to close. But luckily for the 90-plus cats at the House of Mews, Service Assurance co-owners Mark Giannini and Kelli Mitchell read that article. The IT company offered $36,000 to pay the House of Mews’ mortgage for three years and committed to 10 hours of employee volunteer time each week.

“After reading that Elain was going to keep the no-kill shelter open at the expense of her own home, we were moved by her level of commitment and decided to fill this urgent need,” said Giannini. “Giving back to the community is something that’s woven into the very fabric of our company, so this was a natural fit for us.”

Monday, June 21, 2010

Wells Fargo Cites Local News Media in Lawsuit

Posted By on Mon, Jun 21, 2010 at 11:26 AM

News articles from the Flyer, Memphis Business Journal, and The Commercial Appeal are included in a defense motion filed this month in the federal lawsuit against Wells Fargo by the city of Memphis and Shelby County.

John Branston has more.

Cardinals' Moves Help Redbirds

Posted By on Mon, Jun 21, 2010 at 9:29 AM

Frank Murtaugh says Cardinals' manager Tony LaRussa's preference for veteran bench players in St. Louis might give the Memphis Redbirds an edge in Triple A.

Seattle Company to Offer Mississippi River Cruises

Posted By on Mon, Jun 21, 2010 at 9:08 AM

A Seattle cruise line plans Mississippi River excursions next year with routes between New Orleans and Memphis, Tenn., and between Memphis and Nashville, Tenn.

They'll be the first overnight cruises on the river since 2008.

Cruise West says the 207-foot Spirit of America - formerly used in Alaska as The Spirit of Glacier Bay - will leave New Orleans on March 19, 2011, for an eight-day trip to Memphis.

It will leave Memphis for Nashville via the Mississippi, Ohio and Cumberland rivers, on March 26. The trips back will leave Nashville on April 2, and Memphis on April 9.

The second set of trips will start April 16, 23, and 30, and May 7.

Each will cost $3,499 to $5,099 and include five stops. Between New Orleans and Memphis, they are Vacherie and St. Francisville, La., Vicksburg and Natchez, Miss., and Helena, Ark. Between Memphis and Nashville, the stops are New Madrid, Mo., Paducah and Smithland, Ky., and Dover and Clarksville, Tenn.

More from the PI here.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Memphians by Choice

Posted By on Sun, Jun 20, 2010 at 9:29 PM

Two weeks ago, business consultants Doug Carpenter and Anna Holtzclaw took a three-word phrase they liked and decided to share it with the rest of the world. More here.

Does Soccer Bore Americans?

Posted By on Sun, Jun 20, 2010 at 9:25 PM

Editor Bruce VanWyngarden says thrill-seeking Americans will never go for World Cup soccer.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Memphis' Best Milkshakes

Posted By on Fri, Jun 18, 2010 at 10:10 AM

Stacey Greenberg surveys the best milkshakes in Memphis. Tough assignment! The results are here.

The Future Midtown

Posted By on Fri, Jun 18, 2010 at 10:05 AM

About 50 people showed up for a meeting Thursday night to discuss proposed new Midtown zoning. Mary Cashiola was there and has a report.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Grizzlies Draft Workout: Vasquez, Crawford, etc.

Posted By on Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 11:46 AM

Chris Herrington dropped the Grizzlies prospects workout Wednesday and has some thoughts on Grievis Vasquez, Jordan Crawford, and others.
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