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  • Jun 12-18, 2008
  • Vol. 1, No. 1007

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  • Bright Ideas for Memphis: College Radio
  • Bright Ideas for Memphis: College Radio

    For the Flyer's "Bright Ideas" issue, we asked nine Memphians this question: If you were given carte blanche to make whatever changes in Memphis you thought were needed, what would you do?

    First up is local blogger and Internet radio host Rachel Hurley, who has a thought or two on college radio....

  • Get "Out" This Weekend in Memphis
  • Get "Out" This Weekend in Memphis

    Since 1980, the Memphis gay community has been hoisting the rainbow flag during its annual gay pride march. This year, you should join them. Not gay? Not a problem. Mid-South Pride's activities are open to everyone, no matter what your sexual orientation ...
  • Who Let the Dogs Out? The Helena Mayor
  • Who Let the Dogs Out? The Helena Mayor

    Well, here's a novel way to deal with over-crowded animal shelters. Just put the dogs out in the handy nearby national forest.

    From the Helena (Arkansas) Daily World: Mayor James Valley of Helena-West Helena says he has no problem with dogs or other animals. He just believes that strays in his east Arkansas town are better off in nearby national forest than the local animal shelter ...

  • FedEx Shares Drop on Loss News
  • FedEx Shares Drop on Loss News

    From MarketWatch.com: FedEx Corp. said Wednesday that it swung to a fourth-fiscal-quarter loss from a year-earlier profit, reflecting a $696 million after-tax asset-impairment charge tied to the acquisition of Kinko's, as well as a surge in fuel prices and a weak U.S. economy ...
  • Delta and FedEx CEOs Upbeat About Memphis Hub
  • Delta and FedEx CEOs Upbeat About Memphis Hub

    Aerotropolis lives.

    The chief executive of Delta Airlines says the Memphis airport hub should prosper under the merger of Delta and Northwest Airlines, although high fuel prices are here to stay and will cut the volume of business.

    Aerotropolis is the name for a massive long-range development around Memphis International Airport including FedEx, passenger airlines, and other businesses. The Memphis Regional Chamber of Commerce is betting heavily that Memphis has a bright future as America's low-cost, hassle-free airport in an era of airline mergers and expensive fuel bills. ...

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Politics

Opinion

  • The Memphis Week That Was
  • The Memphis Week That Was

    Fuzzy math? Delta Air Lines CEO Richard Anderson told an enthusiastic Memphis audience this week that the pending merger of Delta and Northwest is "about addition, not subtraction." Hmmm.

    Two airlines coming out of bankruptcy are combining, so one plus one makes two. So far, so good ...

  • Bianca Knows Best
  • Bianca Knows Best

    Dear Bianca,

    I recently began dating a woman whom I met through a friend. She's really cool, and we have plenty of common interests. Every time we go out, we have a blast.

    She has a daughter who lives with her ex-husband in California. And that's fine. I like kids. But there's one weird thing that's really been creeping me out ...

  • Another "Bright Idea" for Memphis: "Stop Building Crap"
  • Another "Bright Idea" for Memphis: "Stop Building Crap"

    In last week's cover story, "Bright Ideas," associate editor Mary Cashiola asked nine Memphians how they would improve the city. Here are some ideas from Andrew Couch:

    When I think about Memphis, I think of a city that is okay. If you leave education, leadership, and crime out of the discussion, we've got a mostly all right place to live ...

Music

Film/TV

  • "Incredible Hulk": Let's Hear It for Anger!
  • "Incredible Hulk": Let's Hear It for Anger!

    They made a movie a few years ago that'll serve just fine as a litmus test for how you're going to feel about this summer's next big release, The Incredible Hulk. The litmus film: 2003's Hulk. A commercial and critical disappointment, Hulk '03 has now been dealt the ultimate ignominy: It's been rebooted...

Books

Theater

Food & Drink

Real Estate

Sports

  • FROM MY SEAT:  Cardinal Baseball, Memphis Style
  • FROM MY SEAT: Cardinal Baseball, Memphis Style

    Busch Stadium in St. Louis has never looked more like AutoZone Park in Memphis. It's not so much the facade, the concourse, or the downtown setting. Rather, it's the players in uniform for the Cardinals, a team surprising experts coast to coast by playing themselves into contention for a wild-card playoff berth, if not the National League's Central Division title.

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