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  • Jan 24-30, 2008
  • Vol. 1, No. 987

News

  • Court Dates Set for Fords
  • The Daily Buzz
  • Court Dates Set for Fords

    U.S. District Judge Samuel H. Mays set a May 12th trial date for former City Councilman Edmund Ford on his bribery charge in the Main Street Sweeper investigation.

    No trial date was set, however, for a separate case in which Ford and former MLGW CEO Joseph Lee are defendants ...

  • Birmingham Officials Impressed With Beale Street
  • The Daily Buzz
  • Birmingham Officials Impressed With Beale Street

    From the Birmingham News: BJCC officials, fresh off a weekend tour of the Beale Street entertainment district being used as a model for Birmingham, said Monday they are convinced that the developer can duplicate its success here.

    Although Performa Entertainment Real Estate's proposed projects in other cities have stalled due to financing challenges ...

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Politics

  • Hillary to  Cut Short  S.C.  Counting In Order to Make Nashville, Memphis Stops
  • Politics Feature
  • Hillary to Cut Short S.C. Counting In Order to Make Nashville, Memphis Stops

    Even as the final returns are being counted in Saturday’s Democratic presidential primary in South Carolina, Hillary Clinton will be in Tennessee –appearing at Tennessee State University in Nashville. The next day, Sunday, candidate Clinton will be in Memphis, attending the Rev. Billy Kyles’ morning church services at Monumental Baptist Church.
  • POLITICS: To Pick a President
  • Politics Feature
  • POLITICS: To Pick a President

    With Super Tuesday coming next week, Memphis and Tennessee are for once smack dab in the middle of the decision-making process for a presidential contest that is still very much up in the air.
  • Democratic Rivals to Be Much in Evidence in Tennessee
  • Politics Feature
  • Democratic Rivals to Be Much in Evidence in Tennessee

    Tennessee is now being regarded as a key battleground state in the hotly contested contest for the Democratic presidential nomination. Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, and Barack Obama will all likely be much in evidence before the state’s Democratic primary vote takes on February 5th.
  • Now the Clintons Have a Local Campaign Headquarters
  • Politics Feature
  • Now the Clintons Have a Local Campaign Headquarters

    The Barack Obama campaign may have been first with its establishment of a local headquarters last week, but the Hillary Clinton campaign has now caught up, and a goodly crowd of Clinton supporters turned up on Wednesday night for the opening of a temporary local campaign HQ.

Opinion

  • Viewpoint
  • Happy Huck?

    Beyond the guitar-strumming facade, Mike Huckabee is something considerably less charming.
  • Letter from the Editor

    "Now and for the foreseeable future, virtually everything involving Britney is a big deal ..."

Music

  • Band of Horses Headed to Memphis
  • Music Features
  • Band of Horses Headed to Memphis

    "I spent this past New Year's Eve at a party full of Los Angelenos five to 10 years my junior, young men and women just establishing themselves professionally and hanging on to the last of their 20s. Sometime after midnight — long after midnight, according to the battalion of empty beer bottles and broken-stemmed wine glasses — a group of about 10 of these youngsters huddled together in a mass group hug and caterwauled the chorus of "No One's Gonna Love You (More Than I Do)," by the Seattle-via-South Carolina group Band of Horses ..."

Film/TV

  • Cloverfield: "Hipsters Under Seige"
  • Film Features
  • Cloverfield: "Hipsters Under Seige"

    "Cloverfield has a high concept, and it is this: A videotape pertinent to the mysterious event code-named "Cloverfield" has been archived by the U.S. Department of Defense and DARPA (Defense Advance Research Projects Agency). The movie is the playback of the video; if something happens that is not on the video, the film audience doesn't get to see it."

    Find out if Flyer reviewer Greg Akers digs the film Cloverfield's concept here.

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Sports

  • It's Super Bowl Time: Ready for an Upset?
  • Sports Feature
  • It's Super Bowl Time: Ready for an Upset?

    The Super Bowl is where upsets go to die. If this annual football extravaganza were a ball, Cinderella wouldn't make it past the doorman. Frank Murtaugh reviews the epic's four big upsets and wonders if Eli could pull another one.
  • Number One, and Holding: UM Beats Gonzaga at Home
  • Sports Feature
  • Number One, and Holding: UM Beats Gonzaga at Home

    The University of Memphis Tigers made history just by taking the floor Saturday at FedExForum. For the first time ever, the city's flagship team hosted a game as the top-ranked squad in the country. With a crowd of 18,157 in attendance, along with scouts from 15 NBA teams -- that's half the league, folks -- the Tigers beat a game Gonzaga team, 81-73, to improve their record to 19-0.
  • 'Zags Get Ready for Memphis
  • Sports Feature
  • 'Zags Get Ready for Memphis

    From the Washington Olympian: Steven Gray has been shooting the ball remarkably well for the Gonzaga Bulldogs, and his coach is not very happy about it ...
  • FROM MY SEAT: Super Shockers
  • Sports Feature
  • FROM MY SEAT: Super Shockers

    The Super Bowl is where upsets go to die. If this annual football extravaganza were a ball, Cinderella wouldn't make it past the doorman. There have been 41 of these games played, and only four of them could be considered true upsets (and two of those were of the mild variety).
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