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  • Feb 22-28, 2007
  • Vol. 1, No. 939

News

  • Memphis Fugitive Operation Nets 47 Arrests
  • Memphis Fugitive Operation Nets 47 Arrests

    It’s the end of the line for 19-year-old Demarious Tuggle, a southeast Memphis man who’s been on the lamb since shooting someone in the leg and stomach late last month.

    Tuggle and 46 others were arrested in the past 24 hours. ...

  • Former WMC News Director Heads to Syracuse
  • Former WMC News Director Heads to Syracuse

    After eight years, former WMC-TV Channel 5 news director Peggy Phillip is leaving Memphis, the 44th ranked TV market, to be the news director of WSTM-NBC3 and WSTQ-CW6, the Barrington Broadcasting Group duopoly in Syracuse, NY, the 79th ranked market. She starts next week. ...
  • Egyptian and Chinese Events on Saturday
  • Egyptian and Chinese Events on Saturday

    Get some culture this Saturday. Chinese Family Day, a Chinese New Year celebration, at the Belz Museum, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. will include Chinese music, dance performances, puppet shows, a traditional lion dance, as well as crafts, storytelling, and more.

    Over at the Art Museum of the University of Memphis, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., it’s Ancient Egyptian Family Day, where you can sign up for the “School of Scribes” to learn how to write your name in hieroglyphs and design your own Egyptian jewelry.

  • Harold, call us!
  • Harold, call us!

    While his relatives are busy making headlines here on the home front, Harold Ford Jr. made a boldface appearance in the New York Post's infamous "Page Six" this week. ...
  • Second Act
  • Second Act

    With the debut of his second major motion picture --Black Snake Moan -- Memphis director Craig Brewer isn't interested in playing it safe.
  • Toyota Chooses Tupelo for Plant
  • Toyota Chooses Tupelo for Plant

    From the North Mississippi Daily Journal: Japanese automaker Toyota will announce this morning that it is building an $829 million manufacturing plant on the 1,700-acre site, which is adjacent to U.S. Highway 78 near the Blue Springs interchange 10 miles west of Tupelo.
  • Whoops!  Special Attention at MLGW Preceded Lee, Included <i>CA</i> Editor
  • Whoops! Special Attention at MLGW Preceded Lee, Included CA Editor

    A former editor of the The Commercial Appeal and scores of other influential and prominent people in Memphis were flagged for special attention by former MLGW CEO Herman Morris in 2002.

    E-mails and other documents released by MLGW on Tuesday, the day MLGW head Joseph Lee was testifying before a federal grand jury, cast a new light on the story which has been breaking piecemeal over the last week. ...

  • The "Lying M-F" Defense
  • The "Lying M-F" Defense

    When the late football booster Logan Young went on trial two years ago, the core of his defense was that Young was a free-spending drunk and a braggart. When John Ford goes on trial in April, his defense may well be that the former senator is, as he might put it, a lying motherf-----.

    Tuesday’s federal court hearing was a reminder that expressions that might be considered fighting words in another context can be an alibi in the courtroom...

  • The Rest of the Story on the RDC
  • The Rest of the Story on the RDC

    Following up on its series of stories about sweet deals in city government and at MLGW, The Commercial Appeal finally turned its attention Thursday to the Riverfront Development Corporation (RDC).

    But there's more to the story...

  • Urban Art
  • Urban Art

    The Caritas Village brings art, veggie burgers, and love to Binghamton.
  • The Rest of the Story on the RDC
  • The Rest of the Story on the RDC

    Following up on its series of stories about sweet deals in city government and at MLGW, The Commercial Appeal finally turned its attention Thursday to the Riverfront Development Corporation (RDC).

    But there's more to the story...

  • The Wiggles Are Coming!
  • The Wiggles Are Coming!

    The massively popular kiddie group, the Wiggles, play the FedExForum on Saturday. The Flyer recently spoke with Anthony Field, the Blue Wiggle, about the show and more...

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Politics

  • Shelby Dems Seek a New Leader: Is Shea Flinn in the Game?
  • Shelby Dems Seek a New Leader: Is Shea Flinn in the Game?

    Next month a caucus, followed by a convention, will determine the shape of the Shelby County Democratic Party for the next two years. One or two Democrats are openly avowed chairmanship candidates; one or two others have a toe in the water; and now comes the irrepressible LeftWingCracker with a draft possibility.
  • Cohen, Conyers Click Together at Town Meeting
  • Cohen, Conyers Click Together at Town Meeting

    If the turnout and response at his Thursday night "town meeting" at the National Civil Rights Museum with Michigan congressman John Conyers was any indication of Steve Cohen's future fortunes, the 9th District congressman might as well start looking into long-term living arrangements in the District of Columbia.

  • A C Wharton Speaks: Smoothie or Snoozer?
  • A C Wharton Speaks: Smoothie or Snoozer?

    County mayor A.C. Wharton, coming on more like an easygoing academic than a textbook politician. offered University of Memphis Democrats an object lesson Monday night in his characteristic brand of room-temperature politics. Derek Haire's on the case.

Opinion

  • Letter from the Editor

    President Clinton had a thing for the ladies (which explains why one wing of his presidential library is filled with little black books) ...

Music

Film/TV

Books

Theater

Food & Drink

Real Estate

  • J. Crews' Style
  • J. Crews' Style

    How 32-year-old native Memphian Jason Crews developed Riverside 648, one of the most dynamic and successful condos in the city.

Sports

  • Venus Williams Has It All
  • Venus Williams Has It All

    Hey Grizzlies, about that new owner and front person you're looking for. There's someone in Memphis this week who's got the money, plus world-class athletic ability, a great smile, and fan appeal that cuts across racial and age lines. Read John Branston's take on a true star.
  • Nuggets Nip Grizzlies, 111-107
  • Nuggets Nip Grizzlies, 111-107

    CBS Sportsline: Carmelo Anthony and Allen Iverson got their points and a win, too, thanks to Nene.

    Anthony, the league's leading scorer, had 33 points and Iverson added 25 to help the Denver Nuggets to a 111-107 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night

  • Memphis Steams Rice, 99-63
  • Memphis Steams Rice, 99-63

    Willie Kemp scored 20 points to help No. 7 Memphis beat Rice 99-63 on Thursday night and clinch its second-consecutive Conference USA title.

    The victory extended Memphis' winning streak to 16 in a row, longest in the nation. ...

  • The Man to Watch for Redbirds Fans
  • The Man to Watch for Redbirds Fans

    He’s the first non-pitcher to rank as the St. Louis Cardinals' top prospect since J.D. Drew in 1999. As was the case with Drew, there appears to be some Memphis centerfield in the future for Colby Rasmus.
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