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  • Sep 27 - Oct 3, 2007
  • Vol. 1, No. 970


  • Blues Ball Offers "Something Extra"
  • Blues Ball Offers "Something Extra"

    From blogger Paul Ryburn's Journal: "I didn't attend Saturday night's Blues Ball at the Gibson Lounge, but one of the other local bloggers did. She reports that at one point, about 200 people were all crowded on one side of the Gibson's roof, staring at the Westin. Why, you ask? Well, because there was a couple having sex in one of the rooms, curtains open, lights on ...
  • U of M Classes Cancelled Monday Because of Shooting on Campus
  • U of M Classes Cancelled Monday Because of Shooting on Campus

    From the University of Memphis: On Sunday, September 30, 2007, around 9:45 PM, a student was shot in the vicinity of the Carpenter Complex. He then drove to Zach Curlin and Central and was involved in a single car automobile accident. He was transported to the MED where he was pronounced dead.

    While suspect information cannot be released at this time, the initial investigation indicates this was an act directed specifically toward the victim and was not a random act of violence ...

  • Mike Heidingsfield, Iraqi Security Force Commissioner
  • Mike Heidingsfield, Iraqi Security Force Commissioner

    In 2005, Mike Heidingsfield, the president of the Memphis Shelby County Crime Commission helped train police forces in Iraq. That experience qualified him for another dangerous task recently.

    Heidingsfield spent two weeks in early July in Iraq as part of a commission studying the progress of the Iraqi Security Forces. He, along with 20 others who served on the commission, testified before Congress earlier this month.

    The Flyer's Bianca Phillips interviewed Heidingsfield this week. It's a compelling and revealing read.

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  • Letter from the Editor

    A mysterious package came to me in the office mail last week. It was wrapped in brown paper ...



  • American Made
  • American Made

    A space-race documentary and a Mideast-set military procedural meditate on the shifting character of American heroism.




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  • Grizzlies' Scrimmage, And Other News
  • Grizzlies' Scrimmage, And Other News

    Looks like the Grizzlies' "first annual Blue & White Scrimmage" is a COMPLETELY NEW THING.

    The traditional open practice will happen after the team returns from Spain, on October 13th. So says a Griz employee via the team's message board. Today's press release confirming the scrimmage did not mention this.

    More free basketball, fans. Can't complain about that.

    And for more Grizzlies nuggets and links, check out Chris Herrington's "Beyond the Arc," the Flyer's Grizblog. And by the way, Mike Conley can DRIBBLE.

  • Arkansas State Hosts Tigers Thursday Night
  • Arkansas State Hosts Tigers Thursday Night

    (AP) -- Memphis coach Tommy West figures Arkansas State has a pretty good scouting report on his Tigers -- especially after they were routed last weekend by Central Florida.

    "They saw some weaknesses or deficiencies Saturday," West said.

    Arkansas State hosts Memphis Thursday night ...

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