• Issue Archive for
  • Jun 14-20, 2007
  • Vol. 1, No. 955

News

  • Ya Ya Has Miscarriage

    Sad news from the Memphis Zoo today. According to the AP, an ultrasound has confirmed what has been feared in recent weeks: that the giant panda Ya Ya is no longer pregnant. ...
  • University of Memphis to Honor the MGs

    On June 22nd, the University of Memphis will honor seminal Memphis musicians, the MGs, at a luncheon. But "Green Onions" won’t be on the menu. It's all about the barbecue.

    The University of Memphis College of Communication and Fine Arts ...

  • Is Networx Being Undersold?

    Before taking on the $11 million Networx deal, Communications Infrastructure Investments entered into an agreement with Pennsylvania Power & Light to buy PPL-Telecom, a Networx-like subsidiary. That deal is valued at $60 million. Yes, $60 million.

    Chris Davis ponders the situation ...

  • John Elkington Eyes Ruben Studdard

    On Friday, Performa CEO John Elkington told members of the Birmingham Ad Federation that he is in talks with American Idol winner Ruben Studdard about opening a nightclub in the Beale St.-like entertainment district he's planning in that city....
  • Braunstein Gets 20 to Life

    Peter Braunstein was sentenced today to a term of 20 to life for a Halloween 2005 attack in which he posed as a fireman to gain entrance into a young woman's apartment in New York City. He was a fugitive for two months before he was captured in Memphis.
  • Elvis' Pill Bottle Fetches $2,640

    A prescription pill bottle belonging to Elvis was sold at an auction on Saturday for $2,640. The auction had drawn media attention because originally 12 pills remained in the bottle and were included in the sale....
  • Jesus' Image Seen on Tree

    Reportedly, members of St. Michael's Church on Summer Avenue have spotted what appears to be the image of Jesus on a tree trunk near their church. Given what's been going on in this city lately, this might not be a good sign ...
  • Gay Theater Troupe Celebrates Broadway

    Dust off those fishnet stockings and apply a liberal amount of candy-apple red lipstick. It's time-warp time at TheatreWorks as the Emerald Theatre Company celebrates the music of Broadway in Out Tonight Six: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again...
  • Play the Big Love Boardgame

    Can't get enough of the HBO drama Big Love, starring Memphian Gennifer Goodwin? Now you can pretend you're a polygamist too by playing the Big Love boardgame...
  • Juneteenth This Weekend

    This weekend, Memphis will celebrate Juneteenth in recognition of June 19, 1865, the day slaves in Texas learned the Civil War had ended and they were free ...
  • Contributions to Herenton Down Compared to 2003 and 1999

    Mayor Willie Herenton, who has not formally filed for reelection, is bringing in less campaign cash than other election years. In the past week he has accused business leaders of trying to oust him and attorney Richard Fields of trying to embarrass him by cooking up a sex plot.

    Herenton was scheduled to hold a press conference Thursday afternoon. ...

We Recommend

Music

  • Lord T is White. Really White.

    Maybe you know him as Lord Treadwell (that's him in the wig) or, for short, "Lord T" of Lord T & Eloise, the "aristocrunk" duo from Memphis.

    But at Tulane University (Class of '00), Lord T was Cameron Mann ...

Politics

  • More Questions about Networx

    In June 2005, Joseph Lee lobbied the city to up its investment in Memphis Networx.

    "We don't believe that having a $32-million stake in [Networx] and failing to get a $6-million loan guarantee should result in us losing such a strong equity position," he said, stressing the value of the Memphis utility's majority share in the public/private telecom venture. ...

  • Bredesen Shuns Bailey, Names Koch to High Court

    Bringing to a close a yearlong wait, during which he made clear his dissatisfaction with his choices, Governor Phil Bredesen finally named a fifth state Supreme Court Justice Friday, appointing state appeals court judge William C. Koch Jr. of Nashville to succeed Justice Adolpho A. Birch Jr., who retired last year. Left untapped were two other available choices, including Memphis Circuit Court Judge D’Army Bailey.

  • Norman Asks Fields to Quit Dem Committee; He Does

    Keith Norman, chairman of the Shelby County Democratic Party, has confirmed reports that lawyer Richard Fields, accused by Mayor Willie Herenton of targeting him for blackmail, has resigned from the local Democratic executive committee at the chairman's request. The resignation is the second forced upon Fields in as many years because of his involvement in a political controversy.

Sports

  • FROM MY SEAT: Denny Delivers

    Our scribe Frank Murtaugh recently had the chance to visit with 1983 Cy Young Award winner John Denny and found the ex-pitcher's "reflections...as crisp as a fastball on the outside corner."
  • Grizzlies Name New General Manager

    This afternoon, the Grizzlies introduced Chris Wallace as the team's new general manager and vice-president of basketball operations. Wallace has most recently served as general manager of the Boston Celtics and is said to be close to both Jerry West and new coach Marc Iavaroni.

    The next question will be ...

Theater

Film/TV

Opinion

Books

Food & Drink

Special Sections

  • Summer Jam X in Memphis

    If your tastes run to football, fashion, golf, or bowling, there's something for you at the the Summer Jam X Football Camp for Kids, June 21st through the 23rd.

    The camp, showcasing such NFL stars as Marcus Bell, Mike McKenzie, Reggie Howard, and DeAngelo Williams ...

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