Wondering what to get rock-and-roll for its 52nd anniversary? While theres not a traditional anniversary gift for the 52nd year, might we suggest black leather, blue suede, or gold eyewear? Greg Akers
For another Memphis take on America's Biggest Blowhard, visit the Pesky Fly and listen to Neighborhood Texture Jam's lovely ditty, "Rush Limbaugh, Evil Blimp."
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Robert Lipscomb, the citys chief financial officer, told City Council members Tuesday that there is nothing to worry about because another pot of money was available to pay the $975,000 bill. The construction of a sportsplex on the old stadium site behind Central High School is considered part of a general neighborhood improvement that includes demolition of the old Coach and Four motel ...
Blue Crush is the nickname for the MPD task force focused on Taking Back the Streets from criminals, as its posters proclaim. But the criminals were not deterred when they stole computers and other equipment from Blue Crushs fourth-floor office at 600 Jefferson, which is within shouting distance of Juvenile Court and the Memphis Police Associations headquarters.
Police Director Larry Godwin confirmed the rash of burglaries, but told the Flyer Tuesday we have it under control now. The building is surrounded by a stout fence and a gate topped with barbed wire, and the front doors are locked and require a pass code or attendant.
The PBA issued this statement Monday in the wake of a City Council request for a federal investigation of the parking garage at the arena that was supposed to be an intermodal bus terminal but is actually a for-profit garage run by the Grizzlies.
The PBA is confident it properly fulfilled its responsibilities, delegated to it by the City and County.
The FedEx Forum project was completed August of 2004. Having completed its duties, the PBA sumitted all records to the City of Memphis many months ago. These public records have been and are currently available for any inspection. ...
According to Sister Cities International, Memphis has been paired with two communities on the western coast of Africa: the town of Kanifing in Gambia, and the larger city of Koalack in Senegal.
Sister Cities links communities that have similar demographic and other characteristics. So why Kanifing and Koalack? Well ...
In Me and a Guy Named Elvis, which hits stores later next month, Schilling reveals the Kings jokester side. Like the time he dropped his pants for Led Zeppelins John Paul Jones or the time he pretended to clobber a guy with a cane for his lousy singing (which actually doesnt sound all that funny to us).
Just in time for Death Week, the book promises Elvis fans a look into the funny side of the King. Bianca Phillips
So says Playboy geezer Hugh Hefner about the parties at his mansion. And who is one of the most regular guests? According to Hef, it's Memphis' popstar homeboy Justin Timberlake.
The 80-year perv added: "If you can't pull here, you're in big trouble. The girls come here to have fun and get lucky. They leave their games at the gate." To read more about JT's Playboy lifestyle, go here. The 80-year-old millionaire has also revealed he always insures his male guests leave fully satisfied.
One of the Emmy nominees for Best Animated Program is the episode of "South Park" that angered Tom Cruise and Isaac Hayes. ...
Yes, Senatorial candidate Ford loves to tell that story almost as much as the national media love to report it, over and over again. For the latest retelling and a flattering, if not exactly fresh take on Ford, check out Fox News. Bruce VanWyngarden
A large crowd of Memphians, invited under the auspices of the Stratford Financial Group and U.S. Rep. Harold Ford Jr., turned out Tuesday at The Majestic restaurant downtown for a book-reading and signing by former Texas Lt. Gov. Ben Barnes (right, here with former president Lyndon Johnson in the early '70s). Barnes, who was on the scene as all kinds of historical deals went down, related such circumstances as his involvement in getting one George W. Bush a bypass of Vietnam via a berth in the Texas National Guard. (To read more, go to "Political Beat".
It has been noted ad nauseam that Americans just havent been all that into this years (or any years) World Cup soccer tournament, currently being held in Germany.
Reuters has piled on now too, deriding American soccer interest, claiming that, whereas spontaneous soccer breaks out on Rio and Cape Town beaches you will not see youngsters kicking around a ball on the streets of Philadelphia or Memphis.
Oh, and we suppose it was something other than our citys rampaging soccer hooligans that tore down Crump Stadium last week?
If Coach Calipari sticks around (and keeps winning) his Memphis Tigers could be playing at home for a couple of years. Not a bad deal for the university, and potential big bucks for Memphis. Sounds like a win-win to us. Read the Biz Journal story here.
Joining Calipari for various parties and festivities were (among many) Franco Harris, Curtis Martin, Manny Sanguillen, Rocky Bleier and other stars of the Pittsburgh sports firmament. Go to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Web site for more dish.
And what story was that? According to ESPN analyst Dickie Vitale, it was the saga of the U of M's Darius Washington.
"Every year we have a story like this, where youngsters listen to the wrong advice from individuals who fill their head with visions of grandeur. ..."
Read Vitale's article for a sobering take on D-Wash's not-so-bright future prospects.
Were most curious about their Wednesday entry, a stirring analysis of a delicacy we clearly take for granted, the Sonic tater tot. ...