Wednesday, January 26, 2011

New York Students "Study" Memphis

Posted by on Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 9:32 AM

A group of college students from New York visited Memphis last week, and left a lasting impact. Halley Johnston reports.

Young Realtors

Posted by on Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 9:29 AM

Under-40 realtors in Memphis have formed a support group. Lindsay Jones has the story.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Local Peace Activists Demand Files From FBI

Posted by on Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 1:31 PM

Following recent news about an undercover FBI agent infiltrating an anti-war group in Minneapolis, the Mid-South Peace & Justice Center is hoping to determine if the FBI has infiltrated any Memphis groups.

This afternoon (Tuesday) from 4 to 6 p.m., activists will meet at the Peace & Justice Center office inside First Congregational Church to fill out Freedom of Information Act requests to submit to the FBI. They're hoping the FOIA requests will compel the federal government to release any information it may have on potential spying subjects.

“I used to think the FBI protected us. But after learning about how they spied on Dr. King [through Ernest Withers] and the attacks on anti-war activists today, I’m starting to wonder if it's the FBI that is the threat,” said Jeffery Lichtenstein a member of the University of Memphis Progressive Student Alliance.

Cash Makes Case Against Consolidation

Posted by on Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 7:59 AM

MCS superintendent Kriner Cash made his case against school systems consolidation Monday night. John Branston has a report.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Farm-fresh Milk Delivered

Posted by on Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 8:28 PM

Miss the good ol' days of farm-fresh milk deliveries? Pam Denney says it's still happening and tells you how to get in on it.

Oscar Nomination Predictions

Posted by on Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 8:23 PM

Greg Akers is laying it all out there -- his Oscar nomination predictions, that is. See just how well -- or badly -- he's done Tuesday.

Derrick Rose by Another Name ...

Posted by on Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 9:24 AM

Frank Murtaugh can't cheer for Derrick Rose. Here's why.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

He Wants to Leave His Wife ...

Posted by on Sun, Jan 23, 2011 at 6:25 PM

... for another woman, his "soulmate." Jack Waggon sets him straight.

Tigers Top UAB in OT, 76-73

Posted by on Sun, Jan 23, 2011 at 11:43 AM

The Memphis Tigers continued their mid-season turn to respectability with a tough road win over UAB. Frank Murtaugh has the details.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Grizzlies Bottle Rockets, 115-110

Posted by on Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 11:27 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies finally managed to beat their nemesis, the Houston Rockets, Friday night at FedExForum. Chris Herrington has details and analysis.

All Good Things

Posted by on Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 10:43 PM

All Good Things isn't all that good according to Greg Akers.

MCS Will Retain Gates Money

Posted by on Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 8:18 AM

Even if voters decide to surrender the MCS charter, $90 million in funding pledged by Bill and Melinda Gates will not be rescinded. John Branston reports.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Cake Rock

Posted by on Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 8:11 PM

Alt-rockers Cake play Minglewood Hall Friday, on the heels of their new album hitting number one the Billboard chart.

After the "Fraser" Jokes, What's Next?

Posted by on Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 1:55 PM

John Branston ponders the fallout — real and humorous — from the now-infamous "Dr. Janet" moment on the Today Show.

Youth Violence Prevention Forum Canceled

Posted by on Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 10:27 AM

The following meeting mentioned in this post from earlier today has been canceled due to weather conditions. A new date has not yet been determined: Memphis and Shelby County residents are invited to a free community forum tonight at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library titled “Real Talk: Youth Violence – A Candid Conversation.”

The discussion will run from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and attendees will be briefed on the state of youth violence in Memphis and Shelby County. They also will break into smaller groups to brainstorm solutions. Their suggestions will be presented at the Youth Violence Summit in Washington, D.C., in the spring.

In October, Memphis and five other U.S. cities were chosen to participate in President Barack Obama’s National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention, which is being conducted by the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education.

Since then, the city has formed the Memphis Youth Violence Prevention Policy Council with representatives from more than 20 public and private agencies. The group’s goal is to reduce youth and gang violence while increasing opportunities for youths.

“Our effort to combat youth violence isn’t about federally-imposed fixes, it’s about changing the way we do business on this critical public safety issue,” said U.S. Attorney Gen. Eric Holder in an October news release.

Other cities chosen to participate in the president’s program include Boston, Chicago, Detroit, and Salinas and San Jose, Calif.

“The cities weren't selected by the size of the problem, but by their willingness to work with the federal government and other factors,” Mary Cashiola, the city’s brand manager, said in an e-mail. “I think our factors were scalability and the collaborations with Operation Safe Community and the business community.”

Anyone who plans to attend tonight’s discussion is asked to R.S.V.P. by calling 507-4198 or e-mailing reception@memphiscrime.org.

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