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  • Oct 26 - Nov 1, 2006
  • Vol. 1, No. 922

News

  • Kurt Tops Elvis
  • The Daily Buzz
  • Kurt Tops Elvis

    It looks like Courtney Love and Co. earned more in the past 12 months from Kurt Cobain’s estate than CKX did from Elvis’. Forbes sixth annual list of top-earning celebrities was released this month, with Kurt Cobain topping the charts. ...

  • Scary Stuff
  • The Daily Buzz
  • Scary Stuff

    Ditch the kids at the not-so-haunted church trick-or-treat ice-cream social and head to Midtown's historic Annesdale-Snowden neighborhood for a hair-raisingly frightening tour through Nightshade Manor Haunted House.

    Designed by haunted-house enthusiast Kevin Gaiman ...

  • Missing Manatee Mystery Solved!
  • The Daily Buzz
  • Missing Manatee Mystery Solved!

    Thanks to alert Flyer reader Benton Thompson, who sent in this photo that pretty much clears up the whole "missing manatee" thing. Click headline to see a larger version.
  • Columbia Prof Jackson Tours Memphis
  • The Daily Buzz
  • Columbia Prof Jackson Tours Memphis

    Memphis Flyer City Beat columnist John Branston spent last Saturday morning driving around Memphis with Kenneth Jackson, author of Crabgrass Frontier, professor at Columbia University, and general expert on all things having to do with cities. Jackson spoke at Rhodes College Tuesday night.

    Read Branston's interview with Professor Jackson after the jump.

  • Dress Like a Winner
  • The Daily Buzz
  • Dress Like a Winner

    Thomas Shelton Clothiers, the menswear shop downtown, has something special for the sports fan. What looks like an ordinary two-button navy sportscoat opens up to reveal the color and logo of the wearer's favorite team — blazing orange and a "T," for instance, for the University of Tennessee. Logos and colors are available for more than 30 teams. University of Memphis is not one of them — make of that what you will.
  • Memphis Is Home of the Cash Cow
  • The Daily Buzz
  • Memphis Is Home of the Cash Cow

    Ever heard the rumor that a check written on the side of a cow can be used as legal tender? Well, for starters, it’s an urban legend. But the myth got its start in 1967 after the Memphis Press-Scimitar published a story ...
  • Manatee Overboard!
  • The Daily Buzz
  • Manatee Overboard!

    Numerous sources have reported sightings of a manatee — an endangered aquatic mammal sometimes called a sea cow — swimming in the Mississippi River near Memphis, over 500 miles away from its natural habitat. ...
  • Scary Stuff
  • The Daily Buzz
  • Scary Stuff

    The Avenue Carriage Crossing is having a Halloween Pet Parade on Saturday, October 28th, from 1 to 3 p.m. Dogs, cats, and their owners are encouraged to wear costumes. Prizes will be awarded by Just Dogs! Gourmet.

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Politics

  • Debates Double Up: Ford vs. Corker; Cohen vs. Ford vs. White
  • Politics Feature
  • Debates Double Up: Ford vs. Corker; Cohen vs. Ford vs. White

    Two critical political debates occurred at the same prime-time hour on local television Saturday night. On WREG-TV, News Channel 3, Memphis and Shelby County viewers could watch a live feed from Nashville of the U.S. Senate debate between former Chattanooga mayor Bob Corker, the Republican, and U,S. Rep. Harold Ford Jr. the Democrat. Over on WMC-TV, Action News 5, the three candidates for Rep. Ford’s 9th District congressional seat – Democrat Steve Cohen, Republican Mark White, and independent Jake Ford – were having at it. Both encounters had their fair share of fireworks for the attentive viewer.

  • Oooh! That Naughty 'Playboy' Attack Ad on Harold Ford Jr.!
  • Politics Feature
  • Oooh! That Naughty 'Playboy' Attack Ad on Harold Ford Jr.!

    Not everyone has signed onto the “cacophony of condescension that has descended on us Tennesseans from the likes of Chris Matthews and that Barnicle character" who have responded to the now notorious 'Playboy' attack ad against Senate candidate Harold Ford Jr.

    Click the headline to see the ad (in case you've missed it!) and read one blogger's provocative take on it and other "racist" anti-Ford ads. ...

  • Wesley Clark, Roz Kurita Back Bill Morrison in 7th District
  • Politics Feature
  • Wesley Clark, Roz Kurita Back Bill Morrison in 7th District

    Two names that have counted for something in Democratic Party politics were put at the disposal of 7th District congressional candidate Bill Morrison Friday. State Senator Rosalind Kurita of Clarksville was the guest of honor at a Cordova fundraiser for Morrison, who displayed a letter of endorsement from retired General Wesley Clark....
  • Dem, GOP Chairmen Agree: Jake Ford Not Suited for Congress
  • Politics Feature
  • Dem, GOP Chairmen Agree: Jake Ford Not Suited for Congress

    In a debate between the two local party chairmen last week at the East Memphis Rotary Club, there were differences of opinion on a variety of issues, but solid concurrence on one fact – that the candidacy of independent candidate Jake Ford in the 9th District congressional race is a diversion from the real choice. Their reasoning went beyond party fidelity, however.
  • Steve Cohen, Cybill Shepherd to Attend Clinton Event
  • Politics Feature
  • Steve Cohen, Cybill Shepherd to Attend Clinton Event

    This just in from the Steve Cohen camp: The congressional candidate will be attending the Bill Clinton event on Wednesday, November 1st at the COGIC Temple of Deliverance. The former president will be here to endorse the Democratic ticket, including Harold Ford Jr. for Senate.
  • VIEWPOINT: American Gigolo
  • Politics Feature
  • VIEWPOINT: American Gigolo

    Over the past six years, the GOP, and Scott Howell in particular, have turned out numerous deceitful, hypocritical ads designed to assassinate the character of Democratic candidates. “Call Me” may very well be as dirty as anything Howell and his Republican partners have produced, just not for the obvious reasons — which, at second glance, aren’t so obvious after all.

Opinion

  • Letter from the Editor

    The San Jose Mercury News will lay off as many as 101 employees to cut costs and make up for declining advertising revenue ...

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Sports

  • Grizzlies vs. Knicks Game Preview
  • Sports Feature
  • Grizzlies vs. Knicks Game Preview

    The Grizzlies tip off their season tonight against the New York Knicks. The game starts at 7 p.m. at FedExForum, but whether you’re going to the game or just watching it on the tube, Beyond the Arc, the Flyer’s Grizzlies blog, gives you three things to keep an eye on tonight.
  • ESPN Ranks U of M at Bottom
  • Sports Feature
  • ESPN Ranks U of M at Bottom

    ESPN, the arbiter of all things sports, has an opinion in the person of writer David Duffey. His “Bottom 10” column celebrates the badness of the worst 10 teams in college football each week. This week, he names Memphis the 7th worst ...
  • Antonio Burks Will Serb Overseas
  • Sports Feature
  • Antonio Burks Will Serb Overseas

    Former University of Memphis and Memphis Grizzlies point guard Antonio Burks failed in his bid to join former college teammate Earl Barron on the roster of defending NBA champion Miami Heat. Burks has reportedly signed a contract to play pro ball in Serbia. For more on this and other Grizzlies-related news, check out Beyond the Arc, the Flyer’s Grizzlies blog.
  • The Kids are Alright
  • Sports Feature
  • The Kids are Alright

    The NBA season tips off this week and Beyond the Arc, the Flyer’s Grizzlies blog, is helping you get ready with player-by-player breakdowns of the Grizzlies’ roster. First up, the six first- and second-year players on the squad.

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