• Issue Archive for
  • Nov 1-7, 2007
  • Vol. 1, No. 975

News

  • Tucson Writer Visits Memphis -- Not Impressed

    A writer from the Tucson Citizen visited Memphis recently and gave a less-than-glowing report on her trip to the Bluff City:

    Downtown Memphis has an eerie ghost-town feel, other than the late-night music scene on the famed Beale Street. The street that gave birth to the blues had action on a Tuesday night but, frankly, probably not that much more than Tucson's downtown club scene ...

  • Elvis Is Alive Museum Is... Dead

    The 81-year-old owner of the Elvis Is Alive Museum in Wright City, Missouri, has announced he is closing his doors and selling his collection on eBay. The rather eclectic items in the museum -- opened 17 years ago in a former laundromat -- include such oddities as replicas of the King’s casket and grave marker ...
  • A Fresh Look at Ernest Withers

    "On Christmas Day, 1954, an inebriated young singer named John Marshall Alexander Jr. took a break between sets at the City Auditorium in Houston, Texas, and played a game of Russian roulette, pulling the trigger on a revolver—first on his girlfriend, Olivia Gibbs, then on her friend, Mary Carter. The gun failed to go off. The third time, when he pointed the gun at himself, the hammer finally fell on a bullet in the chamber, killing Alexander—a.k.a. 'Johnny Ace', instantly.

    "'Big Mama' Thornton was a witness to Ace's death, but the name of the witness on his death certificate when Ace was buried on Jan. 2, 1955 was Ernest C. Withers ...

  • Pau Gasol's New Play-Station Ad

    Watch the Grizzlies' Pau Gasol fall through the clouds, bounce off a blimp, land on a bi-plane, and fall some more.

    It's all part of a new Spanish ad for Play-Station games systems. Pau doesn't say anything, but he screams a lot ...

  • Who Should You REALLY Vote For For President?

    Sure, you may have a presidential candidate all picked out, but does he or she really represent your views? The Glass Booth organization has created a quiz -- a series of questions on issues and attitudes -- that might just surprise you ...
  • Monetize This!

    The newest fashion accessory among journalists-in-the-know is The Commercial Appeal newspaper guild's "Monetize Me" button...
  • The X-Factor

    Can Rudy Gay become a star for the Grizzlies? And just how good can this year's team be?

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Music

  • Guy Sebastian's Memphis Album is Out

    Regular visitors to this website know that we occasionally get obsessed with somebody, i.e. David Gest, Ginnifer Goodwin, and most weirdly, Australian Idol singer Guy Sebastian, who a few weeks back recorded an album here in Memphis.

    We became intriqued by the whole concept and began running excerpts from "Guy's Memphis Diary" ...

Politics

  • Ritz Goes Against U of M on Highland TIF

    No stranger to controversy, Shelby County Commissioner Mike Ritz threw down the gauntlet this week against funding a developmental proposal which the University of Memphis is pushing hard and which Ritz sees as an out-and-out rip-off of the taxpayers
  • CBS News: Huckabee is Gaining Ground

    CBS News online takes a look at former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee's campaign. An excerpt:

    [Huckabee] would seem to be a natural to attract the support of social conservatives in the Republican presidential contest.

    But the Baptist minister who wows audiences with a mix of down-home folksiness and traditional values has spent most of the year struggling to gain a foothold in the race for the GOP nomination ...

Sports

  • Griz Lose Season Opener

    Having been tied at just 2 minutes left in the game, the Memphis Grizzlies end up losing by 3 points to the San Antonio Spurs at last night's season opener.

    But it wasn't all grim, read Chris Herrington's re-cap of the game on his blog Beyond the Arc.

  • East Carolina Outguns Memphis, 56-40

    If you like offense, this was the game for you. East Carolina ran up 641 yards (491 on the ground) and 56 points to blow by the University of Memphis at the Tigers' homecoming game at the Liberty Bowl Saturday ...
  • Pacers Top Grizzlies, 121-111

    AP -- Mike Dunleavy had 27 points and eight rebounds Saturday night to help the Indiana Pacers remain unbeaten with a 121-111 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies .

    Dunleavy connected on 11-of-17 from the field as six Pacers finished in double figures. Danny Granger added 23, while Jamal Tinsley finished with 14 points and seven assists. Jermaine O'Neal scored 13, and Kareem Rush and Ike Diogu chipped in 12 each.

    Read Chris Herrington's GrizBlog, Beyond the Arc, for more on last night's game.

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