Thursday, December 23, 2010

You Can't Eat These

Posted By on Thu, Dec 23, 2010 at 10:44 AM

Susan Ellis shows off Bianca Phillips' (our house vegan chef extraordinare) cupcakes. They're nice to look at, even if they're all gone now.

What'd You Say?

Posted By on Thu, Dec 23, 2010 at 8:12 AM

The weekly roundup of quips, quibbles, and smart-assery from our beloved commenters.

Tigers vs. Georgetown

Posted By on Thu, Dec 23, 2010 at 8:09 AM

Frank Murtaugh has a preview of Thursday night's Tigers-Hoyas matchup.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

That MCS Meeting

Posted By on Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 2:36 PM

John Branston has some further observations about the marathon -- and monumental -- Memphis City Schools board meeting Monday.

Kriner Cash Fires Back

Posted By on Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 8:11 AM

John Branston reports on superintendent Kriner Cash's passionate outburst at the MCS board meeting Monday night.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Au Fond: Stayin' Alive

Posted By on Mon, Dec 20, 2010 at 4:03 PM

In the wake of sister restaurant Grace's folding, Pam Denney checked out Au Fond.

Top 10 Memphis Sports Moments of 2010

Posted By on Mon, Dec 20, 2010 at 9:45 AM

Frank Murtaugh begins his personal countdown of the 10 best moments in Memphis sports in 2010.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

He's Buried in Toys ...

Posted By on Sun, Dec 19, 2010 at 10:00 PM

... but Jack Waggon sets him straight.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Senate Repeals DADT

Posted By on Sat, Dec 18, 2010 at 5:27 PM

The U.S. military's controversial "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy toward gay personnel has been repealed by the U.S. Senate.

Hasta Luego, Angel Garcia

Posted By on Sat, Dec 18, 2010 at 4:32 PM

Frank Murtaugh has some thoughts about the Angel Garcia saga at the U of M.

Friday, December 17, 2010

MCS Should Go For It

Posted By on Fri, Dec 17, 2010 at 1:28 PM

John Branston thinks the Memphis City Schools board should take the plunge and surrender its charter.

New Statistics Show Drop in Violent Crime

Posted By on Fri, Dec 17, 2010 at 11:03 AM

Major violent crimes — murder, rape, aggravated assault, and robbery — are down 23 percent in 2010 to date compared with the same time period in 2006, the year the Memphis Shelby Crime Commission launched the Operation Safe Community crime-fighting initiative.

Property crimes are down 28 percent to date compared with 2006, and there’s been a 13 percent drop in property crime from 2009 to 2010. However, domestic violence crimes continue to rise. There was a 9.5 percent increase in the number of reported simple assaults, most of which were domestic in nature, this year to date compared with 2006.

More than 60 public and private agencies are involved in Operation Safe Community, which uses 15 strategies to fight crime. Some of those include expanding data-driven policing, toughening state gun laws, reducing the caseload per prosecutor in the Shelby County District Attorney’s office, and expanding juvenile offender re-entry programs.

Tigers Top Austin Peay, 70-68

Posted By on Fri, Dec 17, 2010 at 8:42 AM

It took overtime and it wasn't pretty but the U of M beat Austin Peay at FedExForum Thursday night. Frank Murtaugh was there.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

The New DA: Amy Weirich

Posted By on Thu, Dec 16, 2010 at 5:56 PM

Bianca Phillips interviews soon-to-be District Attorney, Amy Weirich.

Martavius Jones Interview

Posted By on Thu, Dec 16, 2010 at 1:32 PM

John Branston interviewed Memphis City Schools board member Martavius Jones about the impending board vote on whether to surrender the school system's charter to force a merger with Shelby County schools.
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