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  • Feb 1-7, 2007
  • Vol. 1, No. 936

News

  • Downtown Blaze in February Memphis Magazine
  • The Daily Buzz
  • Downtown Blaze in February Memphis Magazine

    In the early hours of October 6, 2006, four historic structures were ablaze in the worst fires downtown has ever seen. In the February issue of Memphis magazine, read all about the fires and find out from the men and women who were there. ...
  • Justin Timberlake: Baked, Punk'd, and "Justified"
  • The Daily Buzz
  • Justin Timberlake: Baked, Punk'd, and "Justified"

    From Justin Timberlake's exclusive cover interview with Entertainment Weekly:

    "... by the time he went solo to record Justified, the committed perfectionist seemed like he couldn't quite hold it together. In fact, he had become a bit of a stoner. ...

  • See the Super Bowl Ads Again!
  • The Daily Buzz
  • See the Super Bowl Ads Again!

    Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts may have hoisted the Lombardi Trophy Sunday night, but for Madison Avenue (New York's, not Memphis'), perennial contender Anheuser-Busch was the big winner ...
  • From Memphis to Houston in 10 Minutes
  • The Daily Buzz
  • From Memphis to Houston in 10 Minutes

    Take a virtual — and very quick — trip to Houston in this time-lapse video. The filmmakers have slowed down for cops (natch), accidents (so you can rubberneck all you want), and gas ...
  • WMC-Channel 5 Names New News Director
  • The Daily Buzz
  • WMC-Channel 5 Names New News Director

    Raycom Media and WMC TV-5 announced that Tracey Rogers will be joining Action News 5 as news director. Rogers comes to WMC from WAFF-TV, Raycom Media’s station in Huntsville, Alabama. ...
  • Columnist Molly Ivins Dies of Breast Cancer at 62
  • The Daily Buzz
  • Columnist Molly Ivins Dies of Breast Cancer at 62

    A Molly Ivins Tribute by Anthony Zurcher

    Molly Ivins is gone, and her words will never grace these pages again — for this, we will mourn. But Molly wasn't the type of woman who would want us to grieve. More likely, she'd say something like, "Hang in there, keep fightin' for freedom, raise more hell, and don't forget to laugh, too. ...

  • Brooks Road "Professionals"
  • The Fly-By
  • Brooks Road "Professionals"

    When Memphians think of the "professionals" working on Brooks Road, executives at multi-national corporations are not the first people who come to mind. Working girls are.

    "You think prostitution," says Maggie Conway, with the Memphis Shelby County Office of Economic Development. Conway was one of 60 public- and private-sector representatives participating in last week's task force on the Brooks Road corridor, an area that includes Smith & Nephew, Graceland, and the Black Tail Shake Joint. ...

    Read the rest of Mary Cashiola's "In the Bluff.

We Recommend

Politics

  • Commission Votes 8-5 for Second Juvenile Court Judge
  • Politics Feature
  • Commission Votes 8-5 for Second Juvenile Court Judge

    As expected, the Shelby County Commission on Monday voted 8-5 (the majority being the body’s seven Democrats plus Republican commissioner Mike Carpenter) for Commissioner Deidre Malone’s resolution to approve the establishment of a second Juvenile Court judge. GOP commissioners on the losing side alluded to the reality: This court change itself will undergo a court test through judicial appeal....

Opinion

Music

  • Joan Jett Plays Tunica
  • Music Features
  • Joan Jett Plays Tunica

    Joan Jett is hands-down the Queen of Punk Rock, and she’ll be taking the stage at the Horseshoe Casino with her band, the Blackhearts, Saturday night.

    Fans can expect a few old faves, like “I Love Rock and Roll” and “I Hate Myself for Loving You.” But much of her set will likely include songs from her latest album The Sinner, which sounds very similar to the ‘80s-era punk rock that made Jett famous.

    For more, check out the Flyer’s searchable listings.

Film/TV

  • Renee Zellweger Miscast in "Miss Potter"
  • Film Features
  • Renee Zellweger Miscast in "Miss Potter"

    (Update: Miss Potter opens next week.) Beatrix Potter is the best-selling children's book author of all time, according to a tag at the end of Miss Potter, the new bio-pic about her. And yet, if you took the film's word for everything, you'd also believe that Potter was potty -- that she was a slightly insane artist and author of stories about bunnies, ducks, and hedgehogs ...

Books

  • Wild About Harry (Potter)
  • Book Features
  • Wild About Harry (Potter)

    How long must we wait for the final Harry Potter book?

    Scholastic Books, author J.K. Rowling’s publisher, says six months. Davis-Kidd Booksellers, which is calling the latest Potter “quite possibly the most anticipated literary work of all time,” says ...

Art

  • The Look
  • Art Feature
  • The Look

    Work from Emily Walls, Nancy White, and Andrea Holmes Lugar.

Theater

Food & Drink

Sports

  • Memphis Crushes SMU, 88-52
  • Sports Feature
  • Memphis Crushes SMU, 88-52

    CBS SportsLine.com wire reports: Doneal Mack was perfect from the field, and helped No. 11 Memphis remain perfect in Conference USA play.

    The freshman guard scored 17 points, hitting all six of his field goals including 5-for-5 on 3-pointers ...

  • Memphis Beats Central Florida, 87-65
  • Sports Feature
  • Memphis Beats Central Florida, 87-65

    From CBS Sports Online: Coach John Calipari wants Memphis forward Joey Dorsey to be like Lawrence Taylor.

    "Where every time you drive you're looking for number 56," he said.

    The 6-foot-9 junior forward looked like it Wednesday night, scoring 22 points inside and grabbing nine rebounds ...

  • Mavericks Beat Grizzlies, 95-94
  • Sports Feature
  • Mavericks Beat Grizzlies, 95-94

    (AP) - Dirk Nowitzki overcame a tough shooting night with 26 points, including 16 in the fourth quarter, to lead the Dallas Mavericks to a 95-94 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night. ...
  • Jerry West Puts House on Market
  • Sports Feature
  • Jerry West Puts House on Market

    Grizzlies President of Basketball Operations Jerry West has been noncommittal about whether he plans to return to the team next season, but make of this what you will:

    The Flyer has learned through a source in the local real estate industry that West put his 5-bedroom house on Tournament Drive in Southwind on the market yesterday.

    Read about this and other Grizzlies dish at the Flyer's Griz Blog, Beyond the Arc.

  • Pacers Top Grizzlies, 116-110
  • Sports Feature
  • Pacers Top Grizzlies, 116-110

    (AP) Jermaine O'Neal had 25 points and 17 rebounds, Jamaal Tinsley also scored 25 points, and the Indiana Pacers beat the Memphis Grizzlies 116-110 on Saturday night. ...
  • Rockets Blast Grizzlies, 98-90
  • Sports Feature
  • Rockets Blast Grizzlies, 98-90

    CBS Sportsline: The Houston Rockets continue to adapt quite nicely to the absence of Yao Ming.

    Tracy McGrady scored 33 points and had eight assists to lead the Rockets to a 98-90 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday night. ...

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