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  • Nov 9-15, 2006
  • Vol. 1, No. 924

News

  • Ministers Do More Than Laypeople.
  • Ministers Do More Than Laypeople.

    "After denying that he ever met the gay escort who says he had a three-year relationship with the reverend, Haggard finally confessed. But really, who among us has not summoned a gay male prostitute to our hotel room for a massage and to score a little methamphetamine using church money?"

    Read columnist Ron Hart's take on religion and ministers who prey.

  • Memphis Cyclists to Attend Shelby Farms Meeting
  • Memphis Cyclists to Attend Shelby Farms Meeting

    Tonight will be the only public meeting about bike paths into Shelby Farms. Local cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts are being urged to attend in order to speak out against the current proposal.

    The meeting is set for 6 p.m. at 1075 Mullins Station Rd at the Reginal Services Headquarters (right across from the entrance to the Penal Farm).

    If you are so inclined there will be a mass ride from Midtown (First Congregational Church on Cooper) to the meeting. The ride starts at 4 p.m.

  • Rumsfeld Steps Down as Defense Secretary
  • Rumsfeld Steps Down as Defense Secretary

    Last week, President Bush said Donald Rumsfeld was doing a "fantastic job" as Secretary of Defense. Today, following what the president called a "thumping" in the midterm elections, Rumsfeld is resigning.

    But we're sure it was a "fantastic" resignation. ...

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Politics

  • Trent Lott ... He's Ba-a-a-a-ck
  • Trent Lott ... He's Ba-a-a-a-ck

    Strike up the Tennessee/Mississippi Senate border wars again. After being deposed by Tennessee Senator Bill Frist four years ago as Senate Majority Leader, Mississippi Senater Trent Lott is now battling Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander for the position of Republican Senate Whip ...
  • Gay Marriage Amendment Passes
  • Gay Marriage Amendment Passes

    The mood was somber at the Memphis Gay and Lesbian Community Center MGLCC) last night, headquarters of the “Vote No on 1” campaign. The state constitutional amendment banning gay marriage passed with 80 percent of the vote in its favor. ...
  • Harold Ford's Imperfect Storm
  • Harold Ford's Imperfect Storm

    As the rain clouds that doused West Tennessee on Monday passed eastward on Tuesday, in the direction of Republican Bob Corker's presumed stronghold of East Tennessee, Democrat Harold Ford Jr. had every reason to hope for a perfect storm that would elevate him to the U.S. Senate instead. ...

  • Corker, the One and Only GOP Freshman, Drops By to Say Thanks
  • Corker, the One and Only GOP Freshman, Drops By to Say Thanks

    U.S. Senator-elect Bob Corker hit Memphis late Thursday afternoon as the last stop on a “Thank You” tour of Tennessee and underscored the fact that he intends to represent “all the people of Tennessee.” With a wry grin, Corker observed that he would be “the only one in my class” of newly elected Republican senators and said, “I’m pretty sure I’ll be [its] president.”

Opinion

  • Letter from the Editor

    I spent much of election night at the Palm Court in Overton Square where the Steve Cohen victory party was held ...

Music

Film/TV

  • Borat's Satirical Tour Finds Hatred in America's Heart.
  • Borat's Satirical Tour Finds Hatred in America's Heart.

    Tracking oafish, earnest Kazakh TV reporter Borat Sagdiyev on a road-trip tour of America, British comedian/provocateur Sacha Baron Cohen's Borat is part Don Quixote, part Alexis de Tocqueville, part The Daily Show, part Yakov Smirnoff, part Jackass. The inventive, hilarious 84-minute movie melds pure, uproarious slapstick and boffo sight gags with a vicious, unblinking satire of American lunacy.

    Read the rest of Chris Herrington's review of America's top box-office hit.

  • The Word on Babel
  • The Word on Babel

    Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, who also directed the Memphis-shot 21 Grams, Babel's primary subject is miscommunication across cultures, but fitting its epic ambition (and, at 142 minutes, epic length), it touches on any number of globalization issues: immigration, terrorism, class disparities, the prominence of American media and its concern with blond, white women in peril. ...

    Read the rest of Chris Herrington's review of Babel, which opens today in area theaters.

Food & Drink

Sports

  • Racquetball Tourney Starts Wednesday
  • Racquetball Tourney Starts Wednesday

    The best racquetball players in the world will be in Memphis November 15th through November 19th at the Choice Hotels U.S. Open. You’ll see current men’s and women’s #1 ranked players, Jack Huczek and Rhonda Rajsich, respectively. In addition to having the best players ...
  • Griz Burned by Suns; Have Worst Backcourt in NBA
  • Griz Burned by Suns; Have Worst Backcourt in NBA

    Amare Stoudemire, who missed all but three games last season following two knee surgeries, scored a season-high 25 points Saturday night as the Phoenix Suns snapped a four-game losing streak with a 96-87 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies. And Flyer writer Chris Herrington says ...
  • Grizzlies Vs. Suns Preview
  • Grizzlies Vs. Suns Preview

    It’s the Tortoise vs. Hare in Phoenix tonight as the league’s current slowest team (the Griz, natch) face off against one of the fastest (the Suns). At 1-5, the Suns currently hold the worst record in the league. I wouldn’t expect them to fall to 1-6 by losing to the Grizzlies at home, but you never know. A few things I’ll be looking at tonight. ...
  • We suck. We Suck. We are the Worst Team in the League!
  • We suck. We Suck. We are the Worst Team in the League!

    After a 1-5 start that has the Grizzlies' offense often looking more like a church league team than an NBA squad, one question comes to mind: How would the wisest of all Griz players react to such adversity? "We suck. We suck. We're the worst team in the league. You can print that. ...
  • The Aieeee of the Tigers
  • The Aieeee of the Tigers

    Steven Moffett threw for 319 yards and two touchdowns, as the UCF Golden Knights defeated the Memphis Tigers 26-24 in a Conference USA matchup at the Liberty Bowl.

    The Tigers fell to a depressing 1-9 in what was probably their best chance to earn their first win over a Division I school. ...

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