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  • Jan 17-23, 2008
  • Vol. 1, No. 986

News

  • The Worst Intersections in Memphis
  • The Worst Intersections in Memphis

    The Memphis Police Department released last month's Top 10 crash locations. I-40 and Germantown Parkway topped the list with 23, followed by 15 each at I-240 and Sycamore View, Kirby and Winchester, and Germantown Parkway and Highway 64 ...
  • Phil Trenary on Pinnacle and Airline Mergers
  • Phil Trenary on Pinnacle and Airline Mergers

    Phil Trenary, CEO of Memphis-based Pinnacle Airlines, suggests we think of the airport as a manufacturing plant.

    "We manufacture connections, and we can manufacture them at a lower cost than anyone else," Trenary told the Flyer in an interview about the possibility of a merger of Northwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines ...

  • Who's Number One? In B-Ball and BBQ?
  • Who's Number One? In B-Ball and BBQ?

    "Their heritage runs deep, and their styles differ greatly, but there is no clear-sliced No. 1. In fact, all three look pretty dang good.

    "Nevertheless, their passionate fans have ignited a debate.

    North Carolina, Memphis or Kansas?"

  • First Horizon Loses $248 Million, Cuts Dividend
  • First Horizon Loses $248 Million, Cuts Dividend

    First Horizon National, parent of First Tennessee Bank and once the pride of the Memphis financial industry, reported a $248 million quarterly loss Thursday and cut its quarterly dividend from 45 cents to 20 cents. The stock price dropped 15 percent to $16, which is near its 52-week low and down 64 percent from its 52-week high of $45 ...
  • Burns, Baby, Burns
  • Burns, Baby, Burns

    Nevermind Shakespeare. The Scottish bard Robert Burns has his own holiday in Burns Nicht, a Scottish celebration of Burns' songs and poetry. January 25th will see Burns suppers held around the world, including a dinner here in Memphis hosted by the Memphis Scottish Society.

    But, if you don't register by January 19th, no haggis for you!...

  • Mayors' Meeting with Bredesen Postponed
  • Mayors' Meeting with Bredesen Postponed

    (Updated) The scheduled meeting Thursday between mayors Willie Herenton and A C Wharton and Gov. Phil Bredesen to discuss school consolidation has been postponed.

    Mayor Herenton's office sent out an announcement Wednesday. Wharton later confirmed that he concurred with the decision ...

  • Birmingham Officials to Visit Beale Street
  • Birmingham Officials to Visit Beale Street

    Birmingham comes to Beale Street this week, as Performa CEO John Elkington hopes to convince skeptics his company is on track to develop a similar entertainment center in that Alabama metropolis.

    Members of the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex board will visit ...

  • PETA Alleges Animal Abuse at Tyson Plant
  • PETA Alleges Animal Abuse at Tyson Plant

    A PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) investigation of a Union City, Tennessee, Tyson plant revealed widespread abuse of chickens, spokesman said today.

    At a press conference in Memphis, PETA vice-president of campaigns Bruce Friedrich showed footage from hidden cameras ...

  • About That Barack Obama E-Mail ...
  • About That Barack Obama E-Mail ...

    Flyer editor Bruce VanWyngarden asks: "What kind of complete idiot sends out an e-mail full of lies to millions of people and then includes a link to a site that disproves those lies?"

    Find out here.

  • Congressman Steve Cohen Appears on The Daily Show
  • Congressman Steve Cohen Appears on The Daily Show

    Congressman Steve Cohen was featured in a segment Thursday night on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on Comedy Central. The program will be rerun Friday throughout the day.

    Longtime Daily Show correspondent Samantha Bee interviewed Cohen ...

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Politics

  • Trustee Patterson Dies of Heart Attack
  • Trustee Patterson Dies of Heart Attack

    Longtime Shelby County Trustee Bob Patterson died Saturday morning after suffering a massive heart-attack. First elected in 1990 Patterson had been re-elected four times, and, though a staunch Republican, was widely liked across party lines.
  • Fred Thompson  Quits Presidential Race
  • Fred Thompson Quits Presidential Race

    As expected in the wake of his third-place primary showing in South Carolina, a must-win state, Republican candidate Fred Thompson has dropped out of the presidential race. Flyer political editor Jackson Baker followed ex-Senator Thompson's last-ditch campaign efforts in Iowa and in South Carolina. Read an excerpt here from Baker's latest first-hand report, to appear in its entirety in this week's Flyer.

  • Activist Carson Gets National Democratic Post
  • Activist Carson Gets National Democratic Post

    Longtime Memphis political activist Gale Jones Carson, who has served for some years as state Democratic Party secretary, has had a new laurel bestowed on her -- the position of national Democratic committee-woman from Tennessee.

Opinion

  • The Memphis Week That Was; MLK, Campaigns, Ethics, and a Postponement
  • The Memphis Week That Was; MLK, Campaigns, Ethics, and a Postponement

    Memphis is a political Safe Zone for Martin Luther King week. State and national politicians of both parties can pop in for a photo or a speech at the National Civil Rights Museum or the NBA's sixth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day game on Monday. Republicans and mainstream Democrats can even rub shoulders with Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson. Everyone can be for "civil rights ..."

    Check out the rest of John Branston's "Memphis Week That Was" column.

  • Memories of the Memphis Sanitation Strike
  • Memories of the Memphis Sanitation Strike

    "In the fall of 1967, T.O. Jones and Joe Warren, the first two leaders of the effort to organize a union of sanitation workers in Memphis, Tenn., met with then-Mayor Henry Loeb to recognize and bargain with the almost all-black union, AFSCME Local 1733.As Warren recalls:

    "He told us you can have it, but you can never get dues checkoff or recognition ...

  • Letter from the Editor

    January. Winter turns on its heel. We call the year new and amend its number ...

Music

  • Different Roots
  • Different Roots

    Year-end local releases from Rob Jungklas and the Central Standards give divergent spins on roots-rock.

Film/TV

Theater

Food & Drink

  • McEwen's On Monroe Sold
  • McEwen's On Monroe Sold

    McEwen's on Monroe is one of those restaurants that seems inseparably connected to its owner. Ten years ago, Mac Edwards, along with his wife Cindy, opened McEwen's.

    Recently, however, Edwards decided it was time to move on...

  • Booking It
  • Booking It

    Eating with the locals, networking with the Neelys, wining at the Brooks, and more.

Sports

  • FROM MY SEAT: Uno!
  • FROM MY SEAT: Uno!

    "Well, we knocked off the bastard," Sir Edmund Hillary famously said after climbing Mount Everest. U of M fans are tempted to say the same .thing after the Tigers finally reached the mountaintop this weekend -- Number One in college basketball. What a climb it's been!
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