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  • Jan 4-10, 2007
  • Vol. 1, No. 932

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  • Cybill Shepherd Joins "The L Word"
  • Cybill Shepherd Joins "The L Word"

    This Sunday's premiere of the Showtime series The L Word introduces a new character, "Phyllis Kroll," played by Memphis' own Cybill Shepard.

    The "L Word" in case you've been living in, er, a closet, stands for "lesbian."

  • Three 6 90210
  • Three 6 90210

    Forget stellar album sales, singing for Hugh Hefner at his 80th birthday bash, and a shiny little gold man named Oscar sitting atop your mantle; you know you've really made it when you get your picture posted on — and taken with — Perez Hilton...
  • Memphis Stadium Shakeout, Day Three
  • Memphis Stadium Shakeout, Day Three

    With television stations reporting that Mayor Willie Herenton’s stadium proposal is named “Project Legacy” and has been in the works for a year, some influential Memphians who are usually in the loop expressed skepticism. ...
  • Elvis' Birthday Scavenger Hunt
  • Elvis' Birthday Scavenger Hunt

    Graceland is sponsoring a "Bears on Tour" scavenger hunt tonight to celebrate The Big E's 72nd birthday. For $25 ($12.50 for children) participants get an evening tour of Graceland and ...
  • Isaac Hayes III Making a Name for Himself
  • Isaac Hayes III Making a Name for Himself

    Atlanta's alt weekly Creative Loafing profiles "Ike Dirty" aka Isaac Hayes III this week. Is he a chip off the ol' Shaft? Sounds like it:

    "If your pop has been a famous Chef, and you have been known to be a satanic hoagie, can you really say, 'Like father, like son ...

  • ShadowCon This Weekend
  • ShadowCon This Weekend

    Itching for a little D&D action? You’re in luck. ShadowCon, geared to Sci-Fi and fantasy enthusiasts, is this weekend at the Holiday Inn on Mt. Moriah. According to the ShadowCon site: “There will be fencing, heavy weapons and tourneys. There will be gaming, D&D, Vampire LARP, computer gaming, board games, an International game room, Merchants Masquerade (Historical, Sci-Fi, and Fantasy), Hall costume contest, Belly Dance lessons, Friday night Karaoke, Saturday night Haffla (Belly dance party), Kane's Auction of the Strange and Unusual, and MORE.”
  • Cleo Kirk: Father Figure or Partner in Crime?
  • Cleo Kirk: Father Figure or Partner in Crime?

    The Shelby County Commission’s former chief administrator is on trial, but it was a former commissioner who took a beating as testimony began Tuesday.

    Cleo Kirk, characterized by former administrator Calvin Williams as a father figure to him, was implicated by Williams in secretly taped conversations with FBI informant Tim Willis. ...

  • Memphis: The Little Apple?
  • Memphis: The Little Apple?

    Hot on the heels of Memphis Police Department director Larry Godwin’s visit to New York City last month to learn how the NYPD do what they do best, another contingent of Memphis public officials is heading to the Big Apple on a fact-finding mission. This time the object of study is New York’s top-notch parks system. ...

Politics

  • Surprise (Not)!  Cohen Gets Noticed in D.C.!
  • Surprise (Not)! Cohen Gets Noticed in D.C.!

    During the late congressional campaign of 2006, we made the confident prediction that, if elected as U.S. representative from the 9th District, then state senator Steve Cohen would be an instant national figure. Never doubt us. Observe these first-day snippets.
  • Harold Ford Jr. on <i>This Week</i>
  • Harold Ford Jr. on This Week

    Yes, that was Harold Ford Jr., our former congressman, doing spin-‘n-grin along with Cokie and George and George on ABC’s This Week Sunday morning. Ford held his own with the regular panelists. He also drew several fond — and, we presume, motherly — smiles from Cokie Roberts. Will Ford be a permanent fixture on the show? We’ll stay tuned to find out.
  • Lt. Gov. Wilder Out After 36 Years; Ramsey New Speaker
  • Lt. Gov. Wilder Out After 36 Years; Ramsey New Speaker

    To say that Tuesday was a day of surprises in the Tennessee state Senate would be a classic understatement. The bottom line: After 35 years as Speaker of the Senate and bearer of the title of Lieutenant Governor, 85-year-old John Wilder of Somerville, a nominal Democrat and a legislative institution, lost his latest — and last — try to continue in both offices. Ron Ramsey of Blountville, who had been the GOP's majority leader, defeated Wilder by an 18-15 vote.

  • Herenton Sparks Some New Fires
  • Herenton Sparks Some New Fires

    "I’m not really a football fan. Don’t tell the University of Memphis. I don’t ever go to their games." Huh? That's Mayor Willie Herenton? The man whose big project just now is a new, er, football stadium for the University of Memphis? The mayor had that and other surprises for members of the Kiwanis Club on Wednesday.

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Sports

  • A Bunch of Barone
  • A Bunch of Barone

    "While I haven’t had a chance to watch the two games the Grizzlies have played since last week’s coaching change, it seems clear that there’s been a dramatic change in style of play. With the Grizzlies pushing tempo and averaging 110 points per game since the change, tonight’s game has a chance to be the fastest paced game we’ve seen in FedExForum since the Hubie era ...
  • How Memphis and, er, Shreveport Rank with a Big-Time Sportswriter
  • How Memphis and, er, Shreveport Rank with a Big-Time Sportswriter

    So, Mayor, you really, really think Our Town is big-league enough for a new big-league stadium? Well, here's this dose of realism from Andrew Bagnato of A.P.: "Say what you will about the BCS, and many have said plenty. But if it wasn't for the Bowl Championship Series, most football fans wouldn't know Boise State from Boys Town. The ninth-ranked Broncos would never have been given a crack at No. 7 Oklahoma on a stage as grand as the Fiesta Bowl. They'd have run all those gadget plays against Memphis, or someone like it, in the YourNameHere Bowl in Shreveport."
  • Grizzlies Blow Up Golden State, 144-135
  • Grizzlies Blow Up Golden State, 144-135

    Wow. Barone Ball is fun to watch.

    Mike Miller hit 9 three-pointers; Damon Stoudamire had 16 assists; Pau Gasol had 24 points, 13 rebounds, and 4 blocks; Rudy Gay had 22 points; Stromile Swift had 26 points. And team president Jerry West was grinning from ear to ear ...

  • Spurs Beat Griz, 110-96
  • Spurs Beat Griz, 110-96

    (AP) -- No Tony Parker, no sweat, Tim Duncan said with a straight face.

    Parker missed his first game of the season with a right hip strain, but Manu Ginobili scored a season-high 34 points, and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Memphis Grizzlies 110-96 Sunday. ...

  • Griz Spank Lakers, 128-118
  • Griz Spank Lakers, 128-118

    Mike Miller and Pau Gasol each scored 25 points to lead seven Grizzlies in double figures as Memphis used a franchise-record 46-point third quarter to pull away from the L.A. Lakers ...

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