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  • Jan 25-31, 2007
  • Vol. 1, No. 935

News

  • Media Fight! Media Fight! Calkins vs. Tillery!
  • Media Fight! Media Fight! Calkins vs. Tillery!

    " ... But this piece from Tillery marks the first time one long-simmering bit of intramural squabbling has been made so plainly public. The competitiveness-bordering-on-hostility between Tillery and CA columnist Geoff Calkins (the “preferred media outlet” in question) has long been obvious to those who cover the Grizzlies ...
  • A "Wild Party" in Memphis
  • A "Wild Party" in Memphis

    Flyer theater critic Chris Davis has been known to call 'em as he sees 'em when it comes to local theatrical productions. And when it comes to Circuit Theatre's production of The Wild Party, Davis isn't holding back ...
  • Car Crashes Into House
  • Car Crashes Into House

    The Shelby County Sheriff's Office has just issued a release that reads like the plot of an action movie, involving a white camaro crashing into a house, a mysterious black SUV, and a pistol-waving man...
  • Bass Pro Shop: Are They Buffaloing Memphis?
  • Bass Pro Shop: Are They Buffaloing Memphis?

    "We’re on record in favor of blowing up The Pyramid, and perhaps, based on Buffalo’s experience, that will be what we do five years from now when talks finally grind to a halt. Until then, we need to pay close attention to what’s going on in Buffalo. ...
  • A British Take on Tunica and Gambling American-Style
  • A British Take on Tunica and Gambling American-Style

    The British government is about to license that nation's first "supercasino." To commemorate the occasion, UK newspaper The Independent sent a reporter to Tunica, Mississippi to see how gambling "has transformed 'America's Ethiopia' in just 15 years. ..."
  • Joe Cooper Pleads Guilty
  • Joe Cooper Pleads Guilty

    Joe Cooper, who secretly taped meetings last year where he passed money to City Council members Rickey Peete and Edmund Ford, has pleaded guilty to money laundering. The plea mirrors the information in a federal criminal complaint against Cooper that was unveiled last November.

  • Tennessean Wins Gold Strike World Poker Open
  • Tennessean Wins Gold Strike World Poker Open

    It was a record-breaking night at the Gold Strike Casino World Poker Open, and it ended with a new champion who was not on anyone’s top six players list.

    After 121 hands and more than four hours of play, Tennessean Bryan Sumner was crowned the 2007 Gold Strike World Poker Open champion ...

  • Jim Cooper on John Negroponte and Global, er, Warming.
  • Jim Cooper on John Negroponte and Global, er, Warming.

    "... let me mention a dinner party I attended about two months ago here in Washington. The honoree was John Negroponte. He was then the director of national intelligence. He was there to receive an environmental award.

    "It was very interesting because in anticipation of his remarks, word slipped through the crowd he was not allowed to utter the words 'global warming,' at least not in the same sentence. ...

  • Read the Anna Mae He Ruling — From the Source
  • Read the Anna Mae He Ruling — From the Source

    The custody battle between a Chinese couple and an American couple from Memphis is once again in the local and national news.

    On Tuesday, the Tennessee Supreme Court, in a unanimous opinion, ordered that 8-year-old Anna Mae He be returned to her natural parents ...

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Politics

  • Marrero Easy Winner in Democratic Primary for District 30 State Senate
  • Marrero Easy Winner in Democratic Primary for District 30 State Senate

    State Representative Beverly Marrero will soon be state Senator Beverly Marrero after a bigger-than-expected win Thursday in the special Democratic Primary election for District 30 -- where, if she defeats Republican Larry Parrish in March, she will succeed (from left)former District 30 senator (now congressman) Steve Cohen and current interim senator Shea Flinn.
  • It's Official: Harold Ford Jr. is the DLC's New Chair
  • It's Official: Harold Ford Jr. is the DLC's New Chair

    Harold Ford Jr. won’t be head of the Democratic National Committee, James Carville’s wishes notwithstanding. The former 9th District congressman and U.S. Senate candidate will be chairman of the right-centrist Democratic Leadership Council, a private lobbying group. In fact, he is chairman of the DLC, as of Thursday. Ford is "one of the brightest stars in the Democratic Party," said DLC Founder Al From. “I love Jesus, I love women and I love football,” the new chairman told reporters on Thursday. Yes, he really did.

Opinion

Music

  • Isaac Hayes Unveils Shaft Again
  • Isaac Hayes Unveils Shaft Again

    From FoxNews.com's Roger Friedman: "Kudos to Isaac Hayes. The great writer-producer-performer was back in form on Saturday night at B.B. King's (New York), one year after suffering a debilitating stroke ...
  • Summer of 69
  • Summer of 69

    Ex-Memphian L.D. Beghtol pens the definitive guide to the Magnetic Fields' epic 69 Love Songs.
  • B.B. King Hospitalized in Texas
  • B.B. King Hospitalized in Texas

    From the Galveston Daily News: Legendary blues musician Riley “B.B.” King took ill Thursday evening — possibly from some sort of infection or flu bug — prompting promoters to postpone concerts at Galveston’s Grand 1894 Opera House until he recovers.

    His son and manager, Willie King, said Friday ...

Film/TV

  • The Last King of Scotland
  • The Last King of Scotland

    Forest Whitaker won "Best Actor" at Sunday night's Screen Actors Guild awards for his portrayal of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin.

    From Chris Herrington's review in last week's Flyer ...

Art

Food & Drink

Real Estate

Sports

  • Grizzlies Knock Off Jazz; Gasol Has Triple-Double
  • Grizzlies Knock Off Jazz; Gasol Has Triple-Double

    The Grizzlies won their third road game of the year Wednesday night, beating Utah 132-130, as Eddie Jones hit a jumper at the buzzer at the end of overtime. Chucky Atkins tossed in 29 points and had 15 assists; Pau Gasol had 17 points, 13 rebounds, and 12 assists. ...
  • Grizzlies Waive Jones; Pau Trade Talk Escalates
  • Grizzlies Waive Jones; Pau Trade Talk Escalates

    Eddie Jones has been waived by the Grizzlies. In the press release announcing the signing, Jerry West suggested Jones would have a great future in the league after his playing career is over. I agree. I'd love to see him as an assistant coach for the Grizzlies ...
  • Spurs Bounce Pau-Less Griz, 112-96
  • Spurs Bounce Pau-Less Griz, 112-96

    Tim Duncan had 26 points, 13 rebounds and a career-best nine blocked shots, leading the San Antonio Spurs to a 112-96 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night.

    Tony Parker added 18 points ...

  • Live-Blogging the Grizzlies!
  • Live-Blogging the Grizzlies!

    As always, we appreciate The Commercial Appeal's laser-like focus on the major issues of the day — like whether or not to boo Pau Gasol at tonight's Grizzlies game.

    In the Saturday paper, we got ...

  • Memphis Beats Tulsa, 72-59
  • Memphis Beats Tulsa, 72-59

    (AP) - Joey Dorsey scored 13 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and blocked three shots to lead No. 11 Memphis to a 72-59 victory over Tulsa on Wednesday night ...
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