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  • Aug 23-29, 2007
  • Vol. 1, No. 965

News

  • Ostrander Awards Sunday
  • The Daily Buzz
  • Ostrander Awards Sunday

    It has been a good year for Memphis theater. But just who will take home a coveted Ostrander Community Theatre Award?

    Click here for a list of nominees. The award ceremony is Sunday at the Memphis Botanic Garden. Cocktails are served at 6 p.m. The ceremony begins at 7:30 p.m.

  • John Ford Sentencing: He "Used and Abused" His Power
  • The Daily Buzz
  • John Ford Sentencing: He "Used and Abused" His Power

    U.S. District Judge Daniel Breen sentenced John Ford Tuesday to 66 months in prison, which means the senator, now 65, will be at least 71 when he is a free man.

    Breen said the sentencing guideline range for Ford's bribery conviction was 78-97 months. The judge said Ford "used and abused" his power. He was "a person of greed and avarice but also a person who assisted others ...

  • The Battle Over the National Civil Rights Museum's Future
  • The Daily Buzz
  • The Battle Over the National Civil Rights Museum's Future

    Not all the politics going on just now is electoral. Some of it has to do with fundamental realignments in the body politic itself. A case in point: the escalating furor in Memphis' African-American community over the future of the National Civil Rights Museum.

    At issue is whether the museum continues to be a publicly funded institution

  • "Women in Black" Sustain Protest in Memphis
  • The Daily Buzz
  • "Women in Black" Sustain Protest in Memphis

    It's straight-up noon on a hot Memphis Wednesday and Pamela McFarland is the first to arrive at the front steps of First Congregational Church in Cooper-Young. Dressed in black, she has come here to join the Women in Black vigil almost every Wednesday since the invasion of Iraq. "Because," she says, "it is something I can do."

    The Rev. Cheryl Cornish, First Congregational's pastor, rests several black foam boards against the base of one of the church's columns. As Julia Hicks, the church's director of missions, sets up a conga drum, more women arrive. Some they know; some are strangers, here for the first time ...

  • Lunar Eclipse to Occur Early Tuesday
  • The Daily Buzz
  • Lunar Eclipse to Occur Early Tuesday

    If you're itching to see an eclipse of the moon, you're in luck. That is, if you're willing to get up in the middle of the night.

    The accompanying chart explains the time frame for the event. Suffice to say, you'll either have to stay up late or get up early to see it.

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  • SRVS Wine Tasting Fund-Raiser Set for Saturday
  • The Daily Buzz
  • SRVS Wine Tasting Fund-Raiser Set for Saturday

    SRVS (Shelby Residential and Vocational Services) organizer John Barzizza hopes his group will set a new record at this weekend's "Spirit of SRVS" wine-tasting and silent auction fund-raiser Saturday night, 6 p.m., at the Hilton Ridgelake Blvd.

    SRVS clients range from the mildly retarded to those living in a nearly vegetative state ...

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Politics

  • Politics Feature
  • EDITORIAL: What Does Tinker Think?

    For her own credibility, we think it is incumbent that Tinker herself address for the record the Hate Crimes Bill -- and other issues of the day, for that matter. That's how she'll win our respect.

Opinion

Music

Film/TV

  • "No End in Sight"
  • Film Features
  • "No End in Sight"

    "Saddam hurt us badly, it's true. This is something we won't forget. But what came is worse than Saddam." -- Iraqi man at Baghdad market in No End in Sight

    What is most troubling about the endlessly repeated assertion that "the world is better off without Saddam Hussein in power" is not just that it sounds so seductively true ...

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Books

  • A Rock and Roll Life in Words and Pictures
  • Book Features
  • A Rock and Roll Life in Words and Pictures

    In the spring of 1962, Tom Wright was in his late teens and an American studying photography at Ealing Art School in London. He was also already a heavy drinker and pot smoker, but he had two things going for him: talent and an impressive R&B record collection. Then he met Pete Townshend ...

Theater

Food & Drink

  • Lulu Grille To Close
  • Food & Wine
  • Lulu Grille To Close

    After more than 16 years serving Memphis diners, Lulu Grille is closing its doors. "I love what I do," says Leigh McLean, who opened the East Memphis restaurant with her former husband Don in 1991.

    "Financial reasons are causing me to close ..."

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Sports

  • FROM MY SEAT:  Tiger Football Kickoff!
  • Sports Feature
  • FROM MY SEAT: Tiger Football Kickoff!

    The U of M-Ole Miss opener serves as a barometer for just how narrow (or large) the gap remains between a team fighting for Conference USA supremacy and a team aiming to break from SEC mediocrity.
  • Tigers vs. Rebs: The Rivalry Continues
  • Sports Feature
  • Tigers vs. Rebs: The Rivalry Continues

    Once again, the U of M-Ole Miss opener serves as a barometer for just how narrow (or large) the gap remains between a team fighting for Conference USA supremacy and a team aiming to break from SEC mediocrity ...
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