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  • Jun 7-13, 2007
  • Vol. 1, No. 954

News

  • Judge Axley, Subject of Sex Charges, Steps Down
  • Judge Axley, Subject of Sex Charges, Steps Down

    Criminal Court Judge Fred Axley, increasingly the subject of allegations concerning improper private conduct, has retired under pressure. In a letter dated June 1, Axley informed Governor Bredesen that he would be stepping down at the end of this month from his position as judge of Division 6 of the 30th Judicial District.
  • Winkler Gets 210 Days Plus Probation
  • Winkler Gets 210 Days Plus Probation

    Mary Winkler, convicted earlier this year of voluntary manslaughter in the 2006 shotgun death of her minister husband in their Selmer home, was sentenced by Judge Weber McGraw Friday to a three-year term, only 210 days of which will involve confinement. The balance of Winkler’s sentence is subject to court-ordered probation.

  • Germantown Horse Show Starts Tuesday
  • Germantown Horse Show Starts Tuesday

    The annual Germantown Charity Horse Show will take place June 12-16 at the Germantown Charity Horse Show Grounds.

    The horse show has sponsored the Exchange Club Family Center as its charity since 1999 ...

  • Delta Group Gives $256,000 to  Build B. B. King Museum
  • Delta Group Gives $256,000 to Build B. B. King Museum

    AP -- The Delta Regional Authority will provide $256,500 toward construction of the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center in Indianola.

    The grant was announced Thursday by Rep. Bennie Thompson of the 2nd District and Sens. Thad Cochran and Trent Lott. ...

  • Why Beale Street Landing Is a Go
  • Why Beale Street Landing Is a Go

    On Tuesday, seven members of the Memphis City Council did their version of a Tom Lee reenactment, saving the Riverfront Development Corporation, aka the Retired Directors Club, which will now spend $29.4 million at Tom Lee Park so people can get close enough to the Mississippi River to drown in it. ...

  • KISS Me, Elvis!
  • KISS Me, Elvis!

    The lead guitarist of the self-proclaimed "hottest band in the world" -- KISS -- made a pilgrimage to Graceland last weekend. ...

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Politics

  • Deja Vu for Tinker vs. Cohen in 9th District: She Files Awreddy
  • Deja Vu for Tinker vs. Cohen in 9th District: She Files Awreddy

    Confirming intentions that had been known for months, Pinnacle Airlines attorney Nikki Tinker, runner-up to U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen in last year's 9th District Democratic primary, has filed federal papers to run against Cohen again next year. But both Tinker and Cohen could have company in the primary: freshman state Rep. G.A. Hardaway is also said to be considering a race.

Opinion

  • Letter from the Editor

    My young-adult children have thousands of tunes on their iPods. I daresay that most of those tunes were obtained from friends ...

Music

  • Three 6 Mafia Talks
  • Three 6 Mafia Talks

    East Coast, West Coast, or Dirty South, everything gets a chance to be hot. At least, according to Juicy J and DJ Paul.

    In an interview with The Source ...

Film/TV

  • Killer of Sheep at Brooks Sunday
  • Killer of Sheep at Brooks Sunday

    A portrait of daily life in working-class-when-there's-work Watts, Charles Burnett's Killer of Sheep won the Critics' Award at the Berlin Film Festival in 1981 and was one of the first 50 films chosen for the Library of Congress' National Film Registry in 1990. But it's has rarely been shown.

    Today, at the Brooks screens Killer of Sheep at 2 p.m. ...

  • Classic Movie Series Coming to the Orpheum Theatre
  • Classic Movie Series Coming to the Orpheum Theatre

    Dorothy will click her heels, Maria will twirl atop the Alps, and Indy will still have a snake phobia. But this time, the film icons will be surfacing on the big screen at the historic Orpheum Theatre, with the aroma of popcorn wafting up to the balconies. ...

Books

Art

Food & Drink

  • That's One Big-Ass Grill
  • That's One Big-Ass Grill

    Johnsonville Sausage's Big Taste Grill is a grill so large that it has to be towed behind a semi-truck, weighs more than 53,000 pounds, and can cook more than 2,500 hot dogs per hour.

    And, it's headed to Collierville....

Sports

  • FROM MY SEAT: Married With Sportssss

    I’m celebrating my 13th wedding anniversary this week, and at the risk of mixing institutions many would say are mutually exclusive, I’d like to offer 13 sound reasons being a married sports fan beats cheering from the single seats.
  • Grizzlies Searching for GM on eBay?
  • Grizzlies Searching for GM on eBay?

    "Memphis has been a home for every halfwit sports league from Canadian League Football to Donkey Basketball, with a stunning roster of defunct or departed teams -- The Showboats, the RiverKings, the Pharaohs, the Chicks, the Houn'dawgs, the Maniax, the Xplorers, the Blues, the Fire, the Hot Shots, the Tams, the Sounds, the Americans, the Rogues, the Rockers, and on and on and on. ...
  • Daly and Wife Call Truce in Memphis Court
  • Daly and Wife Call Truce in Memphis Court

    WOODY BAIRD -- The Associated Press: John Daly and his wife called a truce Tuesday after dueling court claims of drunken rampage, knife wielding, and sexual assault. Daly, a two-time major champion with a history of hard drinking, showed up at a PGA tournament at Memphis on Friday with a face full of scratches and a story about his wife attacking him with a steak knife. ...
  • Woody Austin Wins Stanford St. Jude
  • Woody Austin Wins Stanford St. Jude

    Journeyman PGA pro Woody Austin came from back in the pack to win the Stanford St. Jude tournament in Memphis on Sunday.

    Third round leader (and fourth-ranked in the world) Adam Scott had a precipitous collapse on the back nine ...

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