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  • Aug 30 - Sep 5, 2007
  • Vol. 1, No. 966

News

  • MLGW Unveils "My Bill Dashboard"
  • The Daily Buzz
  • MLGW Unveils "My Bill Dashboard"

    Considering August's unbearable heat, everyone's utility bills will probably be higher than average. But what if it's really high? What's driving those bank-breaking numbers?

    Now Memphis Light, Gas, & Water customers can see for themselves ...

  • Roaring Back?
  • Cover Feature
  • Roaring Back?

    The Memphis Tigers kick off under the same head coach they've had since 2001. The team's assistants are a different story.
  • Baptist Ministers Propose Boycott of Commercial Appeal
  • The Daily Buzz
  • Baptist Ministers Propose Boycott of Commercial Appeal

    Blogger Thaddeus Mathews is reporting that an alliance of Baptist ministers, led by A.R. Williams of the World Overcomers church (the man who brought us the Statue of Liberty holding a cross) has begun a movement called "Operation Wake-Up Call."

    The purpose of the movement is to boycott The Commercial Appeal because it "opposes Christianity ..."

  • Former MPD Officer Pleads Guilty
  • The Daily Buzz
  • Former MPD Officer Pleads Guilty

    When an officer flashes his blue lights, most motorists trust they're not about to be robbed. But that wasn't the case for drivers pulled over by former Memphis Police officer Antoine Owens.

    Owens pled guilty today in federal court for violating the civil rights of motorists...

  • Gibbons? Gibbons?
  • The Daily Buzz
  • Gibbons? Gibbons?

    Sometimes the old-fashioned way is better.

    As part of a truancy initiative, Shelby County District Attorney Bill Gibbons is supplying faculty at five area schools with "attendance-keeping books ..."

  • Memphis Music and Heritage Fest is Downtown This Weekend
  • The Daily Buzz
  • Memphis Music and Heritage Fest is Downtown This Weekend

    In Memphis during the early 1980s, the concept of celebrating regional music as cultural heritage was largely dead.

    Over a four-year span, musical iconoclasts Gus Cannon, Furry Lewis, and Elvis Presley had passed away. On Beale Street, a dubious urban renewal project ...

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Politics

  • She's Baaaack! Cheri DelBrocco is Mad as Hell Again!
  • Politics Feature
  • She's Baaaack! Cheri DelBrocco is Mad as Hell Again!

    Sez Cheri: "About a year ago, I decided it was time to chill, time to simply throw in the proverbial towel, and stop being mad as hell about politics. Then I saw the Iraq War documentary, No End in Sight. I'm livid! I'm MAD AS --HELL!!! And for the next 505 days, there's no end in sight! Watch this space!"
  • Tinker Blames Cohen for Hate Crimes Controversy
  • Politics Feature
  • Tinker Blames Cohen for Hate Crimes Controversy

    Breaking her silence on the ongoing Hate Crimes Bill controversy, congressional candidate Nikki Tinker has mounted her own attack against U.S. Representative Steve Cohen, who voted for the bill. Tinker puts the blame for the Hate Crimes furor not on Cohen's ministerial adversaries but on Cohen himself.
  • Will the Real Fred Thompson Please Stand Up?
  • Politics Feature
  • Will the Real Fred Thompson Please Stand Up?

    There are several good reasons why the label factory -- which turns out appellations like "conservative" or "moderate" or "liberal" -- won't serve to describe the about-to-be declared presidential hopeful Fred Thompson. What the camera picks up in him is something much more ineffable.

Opinion

Music

  • Blue Mountain Returns to Memphis
  • Music Features
  • Blue Mountain Returns to Memphis

    It seems like almost yesterday when Oxford, Mississippi's Blue Mountain arrived on the alt-country scene.

    With songs such as "In a Station," "Soul Sister," and "Let's Ride," the band carved a niche for itself nearly a decade before groups such as Lucero and the Drive-By Truckers made their mark. Led by the husband-and-wife team Cary Hudson and Laurie Stirratt and anchored by drummer Frank Coutch, Blue Mountain effortlessly straddled the chasm ...

Film/TV

Food & Drink

Real Estate

Sports

  • UM-Ole Miss: Early Blunders and a Late Comeback Were the Story
  • Sports Feature
  • UM-Ole Miss: Early Blunders and a Late Comeback Were the Story

    "Thou shalt not turn the ball over inside the opponent's 10-yard-line." When the Memphis Tigers flouted this commandment twice in their Saturday opener against Ole Miss, their penalty was a 20-0 halftime deficit that proved too much to overcome, even with a spirited second-half comeback.
  • Garcia Commits to Basketball Tigers
  • Sports Feature
  • Garcia Commits to Basketball Tigers

    Another highly regarded prep star has committed to John Calipari's U of M Tigers. The news comes on the heels of an embarrassing brush with the law by several Tigers at the downtown Plush Club.

    From the Chicago Sun-Times: In recent weeks, coaches from Kentucky, Arizona and Ohio State had called Angel Garcia, trying to get involved with the East Chicago Central star. Garcia, tired of the phone calls and the recruiting process, decided he had had enough over the weekend ...

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