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  • Jan 3-9, 2008
  • Vol. 1, No. 984

News

  • Elvis Harley Sells for $58,000 on eBay
  • Elvis Harley Sells for $58,000 on eBay

    The last of the limited edition Harley-Davidsons specially tricked out to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley sold Tuesday morning on eBay for $58,816. Although eBay doesn't disclose the names or locations of buyers, his (or her) eBay handle was "elvissparky" ...
  • Herenton on State of the City
  • Herenton on State of the City

    As promised, Mayor Willie Herenton reopened his civic hymnal on Wednesday to the verse marked "consolidation" and suggested that this time others might join him.

    "I favor metropolitan consolidation inclusive of schools," said Herenton, making his annual "state of the city" address to the Kiwanis Club meeting at The Peabody.

    The venue was fairly small and so was the crowd, probably under 200 people. They gave the fifth-term mayor a couple of warm standing ovations. Whether that indicated the spirit of the season or support for consolidation remains to be seen....

Politics

  • Hillary Wins. Really. Should We Have Seen It Coming?
  • Hillary Wins. Really. Should We Have Seen It Coming?

    Barack Obama's coronation will just have to wait a little longer. In fact, he may in the end be compelled to hand over that crown to Hillary Clinton, who, against all the conventional wisdom and pundits' certainties (including our own), won the New Hampshire primary - by enough of a margin, in fact, to be decisive.

Opinion

Music

Books

  • Punk'd (Memphis-style)
  • Punk'd (Memphis-style)

    Among the memorable moments in Memphis punk-rock history, some things you just count on: the New York Dolls playing the Auditorium in '73, when David Johansen of the Dolls was arrested either for inciting a riot or impersonating a woman (accounts differ); the Sex Pistols at the Talysen Ballroom in '78 (no incidences, but hey, it was the Sex Pistols); and singer/onstage-defecator GG Allin at the Antenna club in '91, when Allin was stabbed by a fan.

    Other high points are anybody's guess, and in The Official Punk Rock Book of Lists (Backbeat Books), it's Eric Friedl -- onetime Oblivian, today a True Son of Thunder, and the man behind Goner Records -- doing the guessing.

Sports

  • Beyond the Arc: The Mike Conley Effect
  • Beyond the Arc: The Mike Conley Effect

    Forgive me if this post -- my first since before Christmas -- is more optimistic than a 9-22 team that's lost 12 of their past 15 games warrants. I was out of town for all of the Christmas-New Year's stretch and was spared a three-game losing streak in which the Grizzlies lost by an average of more than 20 points a game, all against division rivals, twice at home, and were booed by the home crowd ...
  • Memphis Burns Siena
  • Memphis Burns Siena

    (AP) - Reserve Jeff Robinson scored 20 points and Chris Douglas-Roberts added 19, including 17 in the first half, to lead No. 2 Memphis to a 102-58 victory over Siena on Thursday night.

    Joey Dorsey hit all five of his shots, scored 12 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and blocked four shots for Memphis. Robert Dozier had 13 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks as the Tigers (12-0) won their 39th straight home game ...

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