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  • Aug 16-22, 2007
  • Vol. 1, No. 964

News

  • National Honors for Le Bonheur Magazine
  • The Daily Buzz
  • National Honors for Le Bonheur Magazine

    Le Bonheur Magazine is the winner of a 2007 Clarion Award from the Association of Women in Communications. The magazine, produced three times a year by CMI Custom Publishing -- full disclosure: the publishing arm of The Memphis Flyer's parent company -- was selected as the "Best Overall Internal Magazine" ...
  • India Fest This Weekend
  • The Daily Buzz
  • India Fest This Weekend

    The India Fest begins Saturday with a free bazaar at Agricenter International, featuring Indian clothing, jewelry, crafts, food, and more. On Sunday at the U of M, performers will take the stage for "Yaadein: An Evening of Entertainment To Celebrate Six Decades of Independence."...
  • Last "Dead Elvis Ball" Ever on Saturday
  • The Daily Buzz
  • Last "Dead Elvis Ball" Ever on Saturday

    One of Memphis' longest, and strangest, "death week" traditions is about to go for a final ride in that long black limousine. With great sadness we announce that the P&H Cafe will host its very last Dead Elvis Ball on Saturday August 18th...
  • MLGW Cites Record Usage This Week
  • The Daily Buzz
  • MLGW Cites Record Usage This Week

    Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division (MLGW) customers have set electricity usage records in each of the past two days.

    Interim MLGW boss Jerry Collins says that despite the record temperatures, and record megawatts expended to fight them, the system is functioning properly, and customers have experienced few outages ...

  • Shawn Klush Crowned King of Elvis Tribute Artists
  • The Daily Buzz
  • Shawn Klush Crowned King of Elvis Tribute Artists

    AP -- Managers of Elvis Presley's Graceland anointed their first "Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist" Friday night, ending a worldwide search for a Presley pretender to wear their official crown.

    The new make-believe King is Shawn Klush, a 38-year-old Elvis impersonator from Pittston, Pennsylvania.

    "It's unbelievable," he said of the victory. "It's an overwhelming experience, and it couldn't be in a better place ..."

  • Beale Street Gets Blues Ball
  • The Daily Buzz
  • Beale Street Gets Blues Ball

    Pat Kerr Tigrett, designer, party-maven, and creator of Memphis' annual Blues Ball, announced this week that this year's big party will be held on Beale Street ...
  • Guy Sebastian: Memphis Diary, Week Three
  • The Daily Buzz
  • Guy Sebastian: Memphis Diary, Week Three

    It's the weekend, kids, which means it's time for another edition of -- drumroll, please -- Guy Sebastian's Memphis Diary! The boy does get around:

    "This trip is going so fast. Diary No.3 means I've been here for nearly three weeks already, wow!

    I've left the tinsel and dazzle of LA LA Land behind me now after a couple of amazing weeks of songwriting and have landed in Memphis ...

  • "Memphis" is Most Meritorious Magazine
  • The Daily Buzz
  • "Memphis" is Most Meritorious Magazine

    Congratulations, Memphis magazine

    We'd like to offer congratulations to our sister publication, Memphis magazine, for being voted "Most Meritorious Magazine" in the 2007 "Memphis Most" readers poll conducted by The Commercial Appeal.

    The magazine was founded in 1976 ...

  • Med Alert
  • Cover Feature
  • Med Alert

    The ailing Med suffers from a list of symptoms: uninsured patients, rising health costs, and aging equipment. Is there a cure?
  • Tennessee Task Force to help Texas with Hurricane Dean
  • The Daily Buzz
  • Tennessee Task Force to help Texas with Hurricane Dean

    A city of Memphis-sponsored rescue team known as Tennessee Task Force One (TNTF-1) departed Monday morning for Texas in anticipation of Hurricane Dean making landfall there.

    The 80-person team, made up mostly of firefighters from Memphis and the surrounding Shelby County municipalities, is trained and equipped to perform search and rescue tasks ...

  • Humane Society Receiving Record Number of Calls
  • The Daily Buzz
  • Humane Society Receiving Record Number of Calls

    Humans aren't the only ones suffering in these over-the-top temps. Paula Reese, spokesperson for the Memphis and Shelby Humane Society, says that the organization has already received more calls than it did last August about dogs without shade, shelter, or water....
  • The Fly-By
  • Air It Out

    Controversial blogger Thaddeus Matthews returns to radio.

We Recommend

Politics

Opinion

  • Why I'm Cancelling "The Commercial Appeal"
  • Viewpoint
  • Why I'm Cancelling "The Commercial Appeal"

    I really didn't want to do this.

    For one thing, canceling a newspaper subscription these days is wimpy. I can and will still read The Commercial Appeal for free online or at the office. It is also easily misunderstood. I don't mind viewpoints different from my own, wrong though they are. Plus, I worked for The Commercial Appeal for almost 10 years.

  • Letter from the Editor

    It did my heart good to see Barry Bonds become Major League Baseball's all-time leading home-run hitter last week ...

Music

Film/TV

Books

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Food & Drink

Sports

  • Barry Bonds Is Just Alright With Me
  • Sports Feature
  • Barry Bonds Is Just Alright With Me

    "It did my heart good to see Barry Bonds become Major League Baseball's all-time leading home-run hitter last week. Oh, I know, I know, he's probably done steroids, he's a jerk to the media, etc. etc. But I'll always have a soft spot for Barry. You see, I knew him before he got big. (Fill in your own steroid joke here.) ..."
  • "All Future" Memphis Tiger?
  • Sports Feature
  • "All Future" Memphis Tiger?

    Few writers know the game of football better than Sports Illustrated's Peter King. And King has taken it upon himself to name his own all-time team, as well as a collection of players that will be making headlines in 2012. A former Memphis Tiger happens to be on King's All-Future team ...
  • Damon Stoudamire Wants Out of Memphis
  • Sports Feature
  • Damon Stoudamire Wants Out of Memphis

    Former University of Arizona All-American Damon Stoudamire says he's as healthy as he's been in some time and is getting ready for another season in the NBA, his 13th.

    But he'd also like to play for a winner ...

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