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  • Jan 11-17, 2007
  • Vol. 1, No. 933

News

  • John  Harvey Back in the Saddle -- with Memphis Police
  • John Harvey Back in the Saddle -- with Memphis Police

    John Harvey, the former sheriff's deputy and well-known cyber-sleuth, is no longer a free-lancer. Harvey, who had of late expressed an interest in becoming a member of the Election Commission (which he has scourged as a researcher), has accepted a position with the Memphis Police Department as head of its Real Time Crime Center and Crime Analysis Unit.
  • Calvin Williams Trial Goes to Jury
  • Calvin Williams Trial Goes to Jury

    Closing arguments were made Thursday in the federal bribery trial of former Shelby County Commission chief administrator Calvin Williams. The jury will begin deliberating Thursday or Friday after hearing three days of testimony.

    On Thursday, Williams took the stand ...

  • On Message
  • On Message

    The National Conference for Media Reform brings star power and people power to Memphis to fight for a free press and a free Internet.
  • Showtime at the Apollo Auditions
  • Showtime at the Apollo Auditions

    What do Sammy Davis Jr., Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Gladys Knight, Bill Cosby, and you have in common? If you win a spot on Showtime at the Apollo at auditions being held in Memphis this Sunday, January 14th, you’ll join that celebrated crew as entertainers who got their start at the famous Harlem theater....
  • Cybill Talks to Time Out
  • Cybill Talks to Time Out

    Time Out New York recently interviewed Cybill Shepherd, and here we go again with tales of stomach-turning meals fit for the King. Not so documented: Elvis Presley's gross-out reaction to some harmless male-on-male action, '70s-style. ...
  • Media Reform Conference Ends on Upbeat Note
  • Media Reform Conference Ends on Upbeat Note

    Who is Van Jones? If you didn't know beforehand, you'll get to know sometime soon. The West Tennessee native and progressive-media maven was the final speaker at the just-concluded National Conference on Media Reform here in Memphis. Firebrand Jones not only was able to follow Jane Fonda (no slouch herself), but he perfectly captured the tenor of things...
  • Cohen at Media Conference: 'We're the Real Conservatives'
  • Cohen at Media Conference: 'We're the Real Conservatives'

    9th District congressman Steve Cohen is one of the participants at this weekend’s ongoing National Conference for Media Reform at the Convention Center. Sharing a panel on congressional attitudes vis-à-vis the media with New York congressman Maurice Hinchey Saturday morning, Cohen proclaimed ...
  • Southern Christian Leadership Conference Announces Gang Reform Coalition
  • Southern Christian Leadership Conference Announces Gang Reform Coalition

    The SCLC's "Operation Takeback" has announced the formation of a citywide coalition to battle gang violence. The group is calling for gang members to renounce crime and violence and disband their gang sets.

    At the Civil Rights Museum on Monday, there will be a passing of the torch of peace in which a Vice Lord will pass the torch to a Crip ...

  • Al Kapone, Craig Brewer, and Friends Run Up a $1,300 Dinner Tab
  • Al Kapone, Craig Brewer, and Friends Run Up a $1,300 Dinner Tab

    "The second budget item that Bennett was asked about was an expense listed on state accounts as a dinner with Hustle and Flow movie director Craig Brewer and the rapper Al Kapone. The reason for the dinner, according to documents filed by Bennett with the state, was: 'Discussed Memphis film wins and broadcast critics award.' ...

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Politics

  • Tanner to Chair NATO Delegation
  • Tanner to Chair NATO Delegation

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has favored one Memphis congressman, the 9th District’s Steve Cohen, with his choice of committees (Judiciary and Transportation), has now conferred a signal honor on another, the 8th District’s John Tanner, whom she has named chairman of the House-appointed U,.S. delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly...
  • Norris Gets Top Republican Post
  • Norris Gets Top Republican Post

    State Senator Mark Morris of Collierville was unanimously confirmed by his GOP colleagues Wednesday to the post of Senate majority leader – a job which he had held on a provisional basis since the Republicans’ pre-session caucus two weeks earlier. The rise of Norris, who has served as chairman of the Senate Transportation committee, to the position of party leader meant that Shelby Countians now hold the top Senate positions in both parties. Jim Kyle of Memphis is the Democrats’ Senate leader.
  • <I>Vanity Fair</I> Sends a Valentine to Ford, a Passing Nod to Cohen
  • Vanity Fair Sends a Valentine to Ford, a Passing Nod to Cohen

    Well, what doth reason have to do with affairs of the heart? The nation’s glossiest general-interest mag devotes an 18-page spread in the February issue to playas on the D.C. political scene. Two of our guys are pictured: new 9th district congressman Steve Cohen and the man he succeeded, defeated Senate candidate Harold Ford Jr. Why does Ford, a loser in the election, get a whole page to himself? Not even Ted Kennedy got that, and winner Cohen gets the merest little postage-stamp mug on a page devoted to Capitol Hill newcomers.

Opinion

Music

  • Beale Street Caravan Celebrates 10 Years
  • Beale Street Caravan Celebrates 10 Years

    Thanks to the folks at Beale Street Caravan, a nationally-syndicated radio program featuring the blues and Memphis music, people in Indiana, Montana, New York, and around the world can hear live blues broadcast from Huey’s or the Rum Boogie Café. ...

Film/TV

Food & Drink

Sports

  • Memphis Pounds UAB, 79-54
  • Memphis Pounds UAB, 79-54

    (AP) - Robert Dozier had 15 points and eight rebounds to lead No. 17 Memphis to its sixth straight victory, 79-54 over UAB on Tuesday night. ...
  • Grizzlies Toasted by Suns
  • Grizzlies Toasted by Suns

    Amare Stoudamire dropped a season-high 42 points on the Grizzlies at FedExForum Monday night, leading the Phoenix Suns to a 137-122 spanking of the home team. ...
  • Bulls Destroy Grizzlies, 111-66
  • Bulls Destroy Grizzlies, 111-66

    The new Barone-era fast-paced, run-and-gun Grizzlies offense apparently missed the plane to Chicago. In one of the most pathetic games of this pathetic season, the Grizzlies were humiliated by a Chicago Bulls team missing two of its starters ...
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