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  • May 31 - Jun 6, 2007
  • Vol. 1, No. 953

News

  • Memphis Has the Lowest Sewage Fees in America!
  • Memphis Has the Lowest Sewage Fees in America!

    We're Number One! Sure, it was a survey about by the American Water Works Association about sewer fees, but hey, at least we're good at something.

    Memphis scored the lowest in a survey of 156 cities in how much citizens pay for wastewater treatment. ...

  • Elvis Is Being Sold Again
  • Elvis Is Being Sold Again

    The publicly-traded company that owns the rights to the likeness of Elvis Presley and operates Graceland is going to become a privately held company.

    CKX Inc. is "going private" in a deal with management, including Robert F.X. Sillerman, who is the company's largest shareholder and current CEO. ...

  • Who Will Replace Rickey Peete? Maybe You.
  • Who Will Replace Rickey Peete? Maybe You.

    The Memphis City Council began accepting applications today from people interested in succeeding 8th District Councilman Rickey Peete.

    City Council administrator Lisa Geater said anyone who lives in District 8 can come by the council office on the fifth floor of City Hall and pick up forms ...

  • Ophelia Ford Rehab Watch?
  • Ophelia Ford Rehab Watch?

    Now this is utterly tasteless, which would, of course, explain why we're publicizing it.

    Local Flinn Broadcasting station Q107.5 has put together a fun little contest. ...

  • Ginnifer Goodwin Gives "Details" the Details
  • Ginnifer Goodwin Gives "Details" the Details

    The Good Girl: Big Love's Ginnifer Goodwin talks Chris Klein, clown school, and keeping it clean in the new issue of Details Magazine:

    On flunking clown class at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art: "Such a painful memory." ...

  • Northwest Airlines Declares Un-Bankruptcy
  • Northwest Airlines Declares Un-Bankruptcy

    Northwest Airlines emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy Thursday, as 13 employees of the airline rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange.

    The 81-year-old airline, which has major hubs in Memphis, Detroit, Tokyo, and Amsterdam, filed for Chapter 11 in 2005. ...

  • City Council Approves Beale Street Landing
  • City Council Approves Beale Street Landing

    On a 7-3 vote, the Memphis City Council on Tuesday kept the $29.4 million Beale Street Landing riverboat dock and gathering place in the capital improvements budget.

    The approval came over the objections of speakers from Memphis Heritage, the Sierra Club, Friends For Our Riverfront and Councilman E. C. Jones ...

  • Web Site Devoted to the Mall of Memphis
  • Web Site Devoted to the Mall of Memphis

    And now for something completely weird ...

    When the Mall of Memphis opened, it was considered one of the South's premier retail destinations. In addition to more than 200 stores, it featured an Olympic-size ice-skating rink that became one of its main attractions. ...

  • Adopt a Shelby Farms Buffalo!
  • Adopt a Shelby Farms Buffalo!

    We've heard of the adopt-a-schools program. Now, Shelby Farms has adapted that idea and come up with a rather innovative way to raise funds. "For years, buffalo have lived happily at Shelby Farms," says a recent press release, "but housing and keeping them well is expensive."

    So park visitors are being encouraged to chip in $100 and adopt their very own buffalo. ...

  • "FedEx House Arrest"
  • "FedEx House Arrest"

    FedEx users -- and even some employees -- are sounding off on a Washington Post blog about what is being called "FedEx house arrest." ...
  • Elvis Addiction Lands British Woman In Jail
  • Elvis Addiction Lands British Woman In Jail

    What people will do for the King of Rock and Roll: dress up in unflattering, rhinestone jumpsuits, wait in a four-hour line to visit his grave in the middle of the night, and for at least one woman in the United Kingdom, steal roughly $20,000 a month in parking fees. ...
  • White Building opens at Metal Museum
  • White Building opens at Metal Museum

    On Sunday, June 3rd, the National Ornamental Metal Museum opens the newly renovated White Building, which houses one of the largest collections in this country of rare books and journals devoted to the art and craft of metalworking ...
  • Koga Living Large in Buffalo
  • Koga Living Large in Buffalo

    "Koga laid passively on his back, sat up on his haunches or calmly chewed escarole and carrots as the curious Sidney and Lily gently patted and poked him."

    That's the word out of Buffalo, NY, where Koga, a male gorilla, was transferred from the Memphis Zoo to the Buffalo Zoo in April. Before the transfer, Koga had been without female company for 12 long years ...

  • Stax Photo Exhibit Opens June 8th
  • Stax Photo Exhibit Opens June 8th

    "The Art of Stax: Essential Album Photographs by Joel Brodsky" opens June 8th at The Stax Museum of American Soul Music with a reception from 7-9 p.m.

    The exhibit will include some 40 of the original photographs taken by late music photographer Brodsky for Stax Record covers ...

  • Timberlake Up for MTV Movie Award
  • Timberlake Up for MTV Movie Award

    Keep your fingers crossed for Justin Timberlake tonight: 1) that he wins an MTV movie award for his role in Alpha Dog and 2) that his ex-girlfriend and his current one don't come to blows ...

We Recommend

Politics

  • Like Daughter, Like Mother: The Holders Do Karate
  • Like Daughter, Like Mother: The Holders Do Karate

    If you want to know why state Supreme Court Justice Janice Holder of Memphis is tough and crafty enough to have got where she is today, just take a look at whence she sprung. At 87, her mother, Sylvia Abraham Holder, has set out to catch up with her daughter, a multiply degreed black belt in karate....
  • Person, Former Councilman Blast Commission Court  Move
  • Person, Former Councilman Blast Commission Court Move

    Accusing the Shelby County Commission of "political" and "disruptive" actions in voting to create a second Juvenile Court judge, Judge Curtis Person got verbal support Wednesday from former city councilman Fred Davis, who called a key commissioner "the biggest crock of crap I've seen."
  • Obama Hunts Volunteers in Tennessee
  • Obama Hunts Volunteers in Tennessee

    Presidential aspirant Barack Obama came to Tennessee Tuesday for a couple of private fundraisers in the state's capital city and laid it on the line: "I think Tennessee has smart Democrats who are able to fashion a kind of agenda that attracts independents and Republicans. So I want to get some good advice and maybe some good supporters while I'm here."

Opinion

Music

Film/TV

Theater

Food & Drink

  • "A Slick Go-Down"?
  • "A Slick Go-Down"?

    We're nearing the 30th anniversary of Elvis Presley's death, but Elvis lives on in our hearts and our hankerin' for a heart-stopping peanut butter and jelly -- plus banana, plus bacon, all of it (your call) deep-fried -- sandwich. Two new books serve as reminders ...

Real Estate

Sports

  • Grizzlies Hire Iavaroni As New Coach
  • Grizzlies Hire Iavaroni As New Coach

    AP -- The Memphis Grizzlies, looking for a coach who can help the team work its way up from the bottom of the NBA, have set a "major announcement" for Thursday amid newspaper reports they are hiring Phoenix Suns assistant Marc Iavaroni.

    The Grizzlies declined ...

  • Why is Tiger Woods Shafting Memphis Again?
  • Why is Tiger Woods Shafting Memphis Again?

    So what's with Eldrick (a.k.a. "Tiger") Woods, who -- for the 11th consecutive year -- isn't deigning to play in Memphis? For the 11th consecutive year since he turned pro, the greatest golfer of this generation has, in golf terms, given the shaft to Memphis. Or so says Frank Murtaugh...
  • Kobe: Get Jerry West Or Trade Me
  • Kobe: Get Jerry West Or Trade Me

    Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant is making a play for former Lakers -- and soon to be former Grizzlies chief executive Jerry West to make a return to Tinseltown.

    This weekend, Bryant laid down the ultimatum ...

  • Mickelson Is In
  • Mickelson Is In

    Representatives from the Stanford St. Jude Championship announced this afternoon that Phil Mickelson will participate in this year's tournament. ...
  • Rampage Not Allowed in Canada
  • Rampage Not Allowed in Canada

    Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, who defeated Chuck Liddell for the Ultimate Fighting Championship last week, is ready to enjoy the spoils -- but he won't be enjoying them in Canada...
  • Herrington Says the New GM Is Also From Phoenix
  • Herrington Says the New GM Is Also From Phoenix

    "With Jerry West in Orlando for the pre-draft camp, Grizzlies majority owner Michael Heisley will introduce Phoenix Suns lead assistant Marc Iavaroni as the new Grizzlies head coach at 2 p.m. today.

    "I won’t be able to be there, unfortunately — still stuck inside of a Minneapolis hotel room with the Memphis blues again. But I do have something to add. ..."

    Chris Herrington's got the scoop on the Griz' new GM at Beyond the Arc, the Flyer's GrizBlog.

  • Rasmus Watch
  • Rasmus Watch

    It’s not a question of if, but when Colby Rasmus takes over centerfield for the Memphis Redbirds. The top prospect in the St. Louis Cardinals system, Rasmus drove in seven runs for Double-A Springfield in a victory Tuesday night.
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