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  • Feb 21-27, 2008
  • Vol. 1, No. 991

News

  • Memphis is Number One ... in Gluttony, Sloth, & Envy
  • Memphis is Number One ... in Gluttony, Sloth, & Envy

    In yet another attention-seeking, city-ranking survey, Forbes Magazine has cleverly come up with a list of "America's Most Sinful Cities." It worked, because we're writing about it, even though it's sketchy logic, at best.

    The seven deadly sins are Avarice, Envy, Gluttony, Lust, Sloth, Pride, and Wrath. According to Forbes, Memphis is Number One in Gluttony, Sloth, and Envy ...

  • Not Forgotten
  • Not Forgotten

    Remembering the servicemen from Shelby County who made the ultimate sacrifice in the Iraq War.
  • Lisa Marie Presley Preggers With Another Elvis Grandchild?
  • Lisa Marie Presley Preggers With Another Elvis Grandchild?

    Priscilla Presley is putting on her dancing shoes, but if the gossip is to be believed, it's her daughter Lisa Marie who will be hearing the pitter-patter of little feet.

    According to The National Enquirer (and if you can't believe The National Enquirer, then who can you believe?), Lisa Marie was pregnant when she married her fourth husband, Michael Lockwood, last month.

  • "Not Forgotten:" Shelby County Servicemen Who Gave All for Their Country
  • "Not Forgotten:" Shelby County Servicemen Who Gave All for Their Country

    Brent was in the second Humvee. He immediately pulled his vehicle around to protect the wounded Marines in the damaged Humvee. As he did, his Humvee was hit with a rocket-propelled grenade. No one was wounded, but Brent knew they were surrounded by insurgents. He didn't want to turn the convoy around, because he'd have to abandon the injured men in the lead Humvee.

    "So he made a split-second decision and told the guys in his Humvee to dismount. Then he took off running toward the insurgents ..."

  • Civil Rights Museum Board Names New Members at Contentious Meeting
  • Civil Rights Museum Board Names New Members at Contentious Meeting

    The National Civil Rights Museum board of directors announced eight new members at a public meeting Thursday evening to an audience of 50, including museum founders Chuck Scruggs and D'Army Bailey, and local activist Deke Pope.

    The board has been criticized lately for favoring corporate-linked members over members with civil rights movement experience ...

  • Civil Rights Museum Board to Expand and Discuss Potential New Members
  • Civil Rights Museum Board to Expand and Discuss Potential New Members

    The 31-member board of directors of the National Civil Rights Museum will meet Thursday at 4 p.m. at the museum to review the recommendations of its nominating committee. The board will add three new seats and replace three departing members.

    The organization has come under fire from critics in recent months, who have demonstrated outside the museum and pressured the board to add more members with a background in the civil rights movement. Those critics see this as a crucial moment ...

  • House of Blues Founder Tigrett Not Pleased With His "Note" On Beale
  • House of Blues Founder Tigrett Not Pleased With His "Note" On Beale

    Alert readers of MemphisFlyer.com may have already noticed the "comment" posted today by Isaac Tigrett, founder of the Hard Rock Cafe and House of Blues clubs.

    Tigrett is the son of the late John Burton Tigrett and he is not happy about an honorary "note" placed on Beale Street honoring him and his father, and most notably his stepmother, Pat Kerr Tigrett ...

  • It's the Kenneth T. Whalum Sr. Post Office Building Now
  • It's the Kenneth T. Whalum Sr. Post Office Building Now

    In a ceremony at City Hall on Friday morning, the main Memphis post office building at 555 South 3rd St. was formally redesignated in honor of the late Kenneth T. Whalum Sr., pastor emeritus of Olivet Baptist Church, former city councilman, and longtime official of the U.S. Postal Service.
  • Bass Pro in The Pyramid? Council and Commission Get Briefed
  • Bass Pro in The Pyramid? Council and Commission Get Briefed

    It's not exactly the University of Memphis Tigers vs. the Tennessee Volunteers, but the other game in town this week pits the Bass Pro Hunters and Fishermen vs. Ericson's Theme Park Thrill-riders. After sessions of the City Council Tuesday and Shelby County Commission Wednesday, here's how it looks.

    And the winner is ... No contest. CASINO. Since we're just talking anyway ...

  • Little G's

    As gang members get younger, schools and law enforcement struggle to turn the tide.

We Recommend

Politics

  • The John Freeman Emergency Makeover Project
  • The John Freeman Emergency Makeover Project

    Eight teeth yanked at a single sitting? Testosterone shots? Nineteen-mile bike rides at full speed? An 800-calorie-a-day diet? (Not to mention a regimen of dance lessons and other tortures.) Why is this longtime political fixture, currently an aide to county mayor A C Wharton, submitting to all this? In public, no less! And what's behind it?

Opinion

  • Letter from the Editor

    The other night, I was flipping through the cable movie channels and happened upon the closing scene of A River Runs Through It ...

Music

  • The North Mississippi Allstars Get Back to Basics With "Hernando."
  • The North Mississippi Allstars Get Back to Basics With "Hernando."

    "We hope to tour as much as possible this year," says Luther Dickinson, prior to a gig in Denver. His band, the North Mississippi Allstars, has been out supporting its latest release, Hernando, since mid-January.

    "There was a period of time, when we first started playing, that all the touring influenced us a lot," he says. "We were playing with different bands on the rock-and-roll scene night after night and at festivals — bands that we'd never even heard before, like Rage Against the Machine ..."

Film/TV

Books

Theater

Food & Drink

  • Beauty Shop Gets New Chef
  • Beauty Shop Gets New Chef

    The Beauty Shop has a new chef. Tim Barker, a native of Martin, Tennessee, came to Memphis three years ago after living in Massachusetts.

    "A good friend of mine bought a house here, my brother lives here, and my mom lives close by, so I felt it was a good place to move," Barker says.

    Read this story and other food news from Simone Wilson in this week's Flyer.

  • This Beer Tastes Like Shaft!
  • This Beer Tastes Like Shaft!

    It's an unlikely but mouthwatering combination. Shut yo' mouth! We're talkin' 'bout Isaac Hayes and micro- brewed beer. The hopheads over at Boscos Squared just announced the creation of Shaft on Draft, a "soulful and flavorful golden ale Influenced by classic beer recipes from the Stax era," in support of Staxtacular, Soulsville's annual fund-raiser ...

Real Estate

Sports

  • Rocky Stop: Tennessee Beats Memphis in Thriller
  • Rocky Stop: Tennessee Beats Memphis in Thriller

    I don't know if we're the best team in the country," Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl told his team before Saturday night's one-vs.-two battle royale with Memphis at FedExForum. "But I know we're 40 minutes away from being the number-one team in the country."

    After 40 minutes of the most emotionally charged basketball Memphis has seen in years (if ever), the University of Tennessee -- men -- has the number-one basketball team in the country ...

  • Vandy Vanquishes Vols, 72-69
  • Vandy Vanquishes Vols, 72-69

    Bruce Pearl's Tennessee Vols found out that becoming the number one team in the nation is one thing, while defending that title is quite another.

    Three days after beating Memphis to take the top spot in the national rankings, the Vols got spanked in Nashville by the Commodores, and will likely lose their claim on number one.

    For box score, stats, etc, go here.

  • FROM MY SEAT: Mac the Champ
  • FROM MY SEAT: Mac the Champ

    As far as sports rivalries from the Eighties are concerned, only the NBA's Magic and Bird can hold a candle to McEnroe vs. Connors on the tennis court. Considering Magic Johnson had the rest of the L.A. Lakers and Larry Bird had the Boston Celtics, well, Mac and Jimbo take the individual prize.
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