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  • Jun 28 - Jul 4, 2007
  • Vol. 1, No. 957

News

  • T or F: Memphis is Greener Than Other Cities. A: True!
  • T or F: Memphis is Greener Than Other Cities. A: True!

    Memphis has a lot of park land - maybe more than any big city in the country. And, as a Wall Street Journal report makes clear, the ongoing argument over what to put in downtown parks and Shelby Farms is very similar to the debates going on in many other cities.
  • Justin Timberlake Doesn't Give a Spit!
  • Justin Timberlake Doesn't Give a Spit!

    Actually, the pop singer turned giant a-hole does give a spit about his fans, literally. While in Denmark recently, Timberlake (with, ahem, traveling companion Jessica Biel) apparently checked his Southern hospitality at the border, treating fans to tirades and even spitting on a group of onlookers from his hotel's rooftop

  • Flyer on Stands Thursday
  • Flyer on Stands Thursday

    Due to the Fourth of July holiday, this week's Flyer will hit the stands on Thursday instead of Wednesday.

    Happy Fourth, and be sure and check this site for daily content.

  • Unplugged
  • Unplugged

    The short, sad, secret life of Memphis Networx, MLGW's $29 million telecom disaster.
  • David Porter in MBQ
  • David Porter in MBQ

    The newest Memphis Business Quarterly — a sister publication to the Flyer -- features on its cover Memphis music mainstay David Porter. Writer John Branston interviews the soul man, finding out how he parlayed his songwriting earnings into numerous business opportunities — inside and out the recording studio...
  • Violent Crime Down in Memphis
  • Violent Crime Down in Memphis

    From January through the end of May this year, 4,528 violent incidents have been reported in Memphis, while 4,847 were reported to the Shelby County Sheriff's Office. But, believe it or not, that's an improvement.
  • Crossword Puzzles, Memphis-style
  • Crossword Puzzles, Memphis-style

    From the Daily News: Mark Blakeburn has published Memphis in Puzzles, a book of 54 crosswords revolving around the city's history, events, music, sports, and more.

    Of course, this begs the question of what the clue might be for "You ain't hitting on nothing with me."...

  • The Tipping Point?

    The sale of Memphis Networx is due to be consummated today. Is a last-minute stay of execution in order?

    Was there misleading language in The McLean Group's report to MLGW and Memphis Broadband LLC, regarding the sale of Memphis Networx? And if so, was it merely a case of sloppy writing, or a deliberate attempt to steer MLGW's board of Governors to favor one of the top three bidders?

  • Environmentalists Protest ServiceMaster
  • Environmentalists Protest ServiceMaster

    Memphis-based ServiceMaster Co. prides itself on being an environmental steward. Several years ago, the company, which owns Merry Maids, and TruGreen ChemLawn, began offering non-toxic "green" cleaning services for its Earth-conscious customers.

    But that's not enough for some environmentalist groups. Last Wednesday, protesters gathered outside a ServiceMaster shareholder's meeting in Chicago for a prayer vigil...

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Politics

  • Herenton to File on Tuesday
  • Herenton to File on Tuesday

    Incumbent mayor Willie Herenton will finally let the other Size 12 shoe drop on Tuesday at noon when he files his petition for reelection at the Election Commission. Hizzoner will be accompanied by "plenty of people," says a spokesperson.
  • Why Herenton Will Win
  • Why Herenton Will Win

    Mayor Herenton filed his reelection papers Tuesday. He could still drop out, and more candidates can get in the race until July 19th. But assuming that he doesn't and even if they do, here's why Flyer Senior Editor John Branston thinks he will win. ...
  • Crutchfield Trial Date Set for Memphis Next Month
  • Crutchfield Trial Date Set for Memphis Next Month

    State Senator Ward Crutchfield (D-Chattanooga), one of several prominent legislators to be indicted in the FBI’s Tennessee Waltz sting, will go on trial in Memphis, beginning July 16th. Prosecutors and defense attorneys reached agreement on the time after conferring with U.S. District Judge J. Daniel Breen in Jackson on Friday.
  • Mid-Season Trade: Shelby Dems Boot Fields, Get Gill Back
  • Mid-Season Trade: Shelby Dems Boot Fields, Get Gill Back

    A new physical principle has been discovered about the known Universe, or at least about that corner of it occupied by the Shelby County Democratic Party. It is this: That the likes of Richard Fields can be gotten rid of - perhaps permanently -- but longtime gadfly Del Gill is irrepressible and will return again and again - perhaps till the end of time.
  • Politicians Gather at 7th Annual Chism Picnic
  • Politicians Gather at 7th Annual Chism Picnic

    County commissioner Sidney Chism and wife Lili exchanged greetings Saturday with newly named city councilman Henry Hooper at the commissioner's annual picnic event. Among the others attending were Mayor Willie Herenton and opponent Herman Morris, who exchanged a handshake.
  • FedEx Takes a Hit, but Cohen Gets Kudos for a Last-Ditch Stand
  • FedEx Takes a Hit, but Cohen Gets Kudos for a Last-Ditch Stand

    9th District congressman Steve Cohen, who has had his share of successes as a first-termer, ended up on the losing side Thursday, but won the admiration of the winners. The issue was a UPS-backed amendment reclassifying FedEx ground workers so as to make the home-town industry and well-known national cargo carrier more vulnerable to strikes.
  • Memphis Networx: Why the Rush?
  • Memphis Networx: Why the Rush?

    The clock is ticking. On Thursday, July 5th, MLGW's Board of Governors will vote whether to sell Memphis Networx to a Colorado-based holding company, Communications Infrastructure Investments (CII), for $11.5 million -- a loss for MLGW exceeding $28 million. Networx representatives have cautioned that any significant delay could negatively impact a deal that, for MLGW ratepayers, is already negative.

    Before the vote, however, some serious questions should be asked regarding potential conflicts of interest and the business practices that led MLGW to this juncture...

Opinion

Music

Film/TV

  • Local Nurses Help 'Sicko' Heal the System
  • Local Nurses Help 'Sicko' Heal the System

    A national campaign event hit Memphis Friday night, in sync with the opening of Michael Moore';s new movie Sicko. A group of Memphis nurses from the National Nurses Organizing Committee/California Nurses Association lined up medical professionals to talk to moviegoers about how to solve the nation';s health-care system.
  • Big Star on the Big Screen?
  • Big Star on the Big Screen?

    Famed, influential Memphis '70s rock band Big Star looks to be ready for their close-up via the feature-length documentary The Big Star Story, currently in the early stages of production...

Books

Food & Drink

Real Estate

Sports

  • NBA Draft Party Thursday at FedExForum
  • NBA Draft Party Thursday at FedExForum

    The Grizzlies will be hosting a draft party tonight at the FedExForum.

    Fans can watch ESPN's coverage live on the video board. And if that's not entertainment enough, the Grizzlies Dance Team will be performing, and there will be NBA draft trivia, stilt walkers, live music, and more.

    For more on the draft, check out the Flyer's Grizzlies blog, Beyond the Arc.

  • A Rose, By Any Other Jersey…
  • A Rose, By Any Other Jersey…

    Haven't had your fill of NBA draft debate, now that Mike Conley Jr. is packing his bags for the Bluff City? The folks at nbadraft.net have drawn up a mock draft for 2008. The number one pick — by the Memphis Grizzlies — happens to be a player you'll see in a Memphis Tiger uniform come November.
  • John Daly Hangs with Kid Rock
  • John Daly Hangs with Kid Rock

    While the competing at the Buick Open, golfer John Daly shacked up with Kid Rock. The pair cemented their special bond after Daly purchased $4,000 worth of Kid Rock merchandise at one of the performer's concerts...
  • FROM MY SEAT: Learning the Hard Way

    With the baseball season halfway behind us, the 2007 St. Louis Cardinals -- the reigning world champions, remember ­ -- have taught their legion of fans some valuable lessons.
  • Griz Get Buckeye Point Guard
  • Griz Get Buckeye Point Guard

    Choosing fourth in Thursday’s NBA draft, he Memphis Grizzlies selected Ohio State point guard Mike Conley, Jr. as their first pick.Conley is best known locally as a key component of the Buckeye squad that arrested the University of Tigers’ bid for further glory in an Elite 8 match at this year’s NCAA tourney.
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