The 2006 Big Brother of the Year is Memphian Sylvester Fulton, a control analyst at FedEx. As part of the honor, Fulton (right) met with President Bush last month. Also in attendance was the Little Brother hes mentored for more than four years, the Big Sister of the Year, her Little Sister, and Judy Vredenburgh, the president and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.
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The bike will be at Bumpus Harley Davidson, located at 2160 Whitten Road, at approximately 3 p.m., leaving for Nashville around 4 p.m.
Muvico Peabody Place Theaters is presenting a sneak preview screening of Snakes on a Plane, starring Samuel L. Jackson, tonight at 10 p.m. Tickets are $6.50. Prior to the movie, check out the trailer for Memphis filmmaker Craig Brewer's upcoming film Black Snake Moan, also starring Jackson. Brewer will be at the screening giving away posters for his movie.
Menu items include prepared salads, side dishes, and entrees with a wide range of vegetarian and vegan options. A small market area will feature non-dairy cheeses, organic eggs, and fresh-baked breads. For more info, go here.
Festivities begin at 8 p.m. with D.J. The Hook-Up and the River City Tan Lines. Based on votes from their peers, MRD will crown two prom queens from the roller derby court. Tickets are $5 per person, available at the door. Black tie and first-aid kits optional. Learn more about these crazy broads here.
Dang. If you believe the gossip Web sites, including this one, there really is no business like show business. Right, Craig?
Clear Function, a Memphis-based technology company that does Web sites and interface design, recently launched three tech-based tees. Each costs $14, and to be completely honest, we dont understand all of them. But were Luddites, so there you go.
Check them out here.
The financially troubled airline issued a booklet to some of its soon-to-be-laid-off employees advising them how to "live on less." Helpful suggestions included fishing in the trash for things they like, taking dates for a walk in the woods, and shopping at thrift stores.
The tips were in a booklet handed out to about 50 workers and posted for a time on its employee Web site. Northwest spokesman Roman Blahoski said some employees who received the handbook had taken issue with a couple of the items. ...
Sullivan has begun a local campaign to re-name Xenu, the recently discovered pseudo-planet just beyond the orbit of Neptune. He wants to call it Planet Elvis.
The official task of naming planets belongs to the International Astronomical Union (IAU), but Sullivan believes a little grassroots work can convince the agency to take his advice.
Just imagine when a child opens his textbook and sees the planets in the solar system. Hell say, Look, Daddy, theres Pluto. And theres a Hunk of Burning Love, says Sullivan.
But the paparazzi are everywhere even in Memphis. Check out a bunch of pix here. (Scroll down; no need to sign in.)
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Bailey represents Otis Jackson and Vernon Johnson, candidates for Shelby County clerk and Criminal Court clerk, respectively, while Mark Allen is attorney for two other plaintiffs, Juvenile Court clerk candidate Shep Wilbun and Sondra Becton, who ran for Probate Court clerk. (For more, go to "Political Beat".)
We beg to differ. We think Coach West and his Tigers will go bowling again. But to read this non-homer report that ran in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, go here.
There will be a funeral procession held in Mack's honor on Beale Street at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 19th. The procession begins at Fourth and Beale and ends at Blues City Cafe.