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  • Sep 18-24, 2008
  • Vol. 1, No. 1021

News

  • It's Easy Being Green
  • It's Easy Being Green

    Especially if there’s a handy-dandy list involved.

    Now that you’ve had a chance to read the Flyer’s green issue (see Conservation Nation, left), maybe you’re interested in more information.

  • Don a Kilt and Your Fishnets This Weekend
  • Don a Kilt and Your Fishnets This Weekend

    Candy apples, corndogs, funnel cakes … and the kamikaze. Oh yeah, it's that time again. In fact, it's the last time the Mid-South Fair graces local soil before the impending move to Mississippi. So get your butt down to the fairgrounds and hop on the ferris wheel one final time. The Mid-South Fair begins tonight and runs through September 28th....

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Politics

  • Candidate Nader Braves Bad Weather in Memphis
  • Candidate Nader Braves Bad Weather in Memphis

    Ralph Nader has an unassuming manner, but at this stage of his life he may, in the mode of onetime perennial candidate Harold Stassen, also have a tendency to overstate his role in the scheme of things. Both tendencies were on exhibit Friday as Nader came to Memphis for an appearance on behalf of his latest presidential candidacy.
  • Obama to Make Memphis Stop?
  • Obama to Make Memphis Stop?

    The political grapevine has it that local Democratic figures have persuaded presidential candidate Barack Obama to make at least one public appearance in Memphis -- and possibly more -- on the weekend of September 26-28, coinciding with Obama's televised debate with the GOP's John McCain at Ole Miss on Friday, September 26.
  • Uh Oh: Feds May Be Looking at Rep. Mike Kernell’s Son in Palin Email Hacking
  • Uh Oh: Feds May Be Looking at Rep. Mike Kernell’s Son in Palin Email Hacking

    David Kernell, the 20-year-old son of Memphis state Representative Mike Kernell, a longtime Democratic legislator, is reported to be the subject of a federal investigation into the hacking of an email account belonging to Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin. Rep. Kernell himself has apparently denied a Nashville newspaper's account that he himself had corroborated the report.
  • Aaron Tippin Says Sarah Palin Wants to Drill Now

    The McCain campaign's sequestering of Sarah Palin from the media again today has raised further questions about the VP nominee's policy chops. She has yet to hold a press conference and refuses questions after her appearances.

    But there is, on the other hand, this press release from Aaron Tippin: "On the heels of introducing his new single 'Drill Here Drill Now,' platinum-selling country music recording artist Aaron Tippin performed at the McCain/Palin Rally ...

  • Cohen: "Our Whole Idea of the Free Market Is History."
  • Cohen: "Our Whole Idea of the Free Market Is History."

    Forecasting "a massive change in the way government and the free market have interacted," 9th District U.S. Representative Steve Cohen said Friday that Congress was prepared to work past its planned adjournment this coming Friday to "come up with a package that will rescue the economy."

Opinion

  • IOKIYAR: Markos Explains It All
  • IOKIYAR: Markos Explains It All

    IOKIYAR.

    In Internet circles, that's the acronym for "It's OK if you're a Republican," the recurring phenomenon in which Republicans get a pass for behavior that would doom Democrats.

    In the past couple of weeks, there's been no shortage of IOKIYAR incidents ...

    Read the rest of Markos Moulitsas' "Rant."

  • Bianca Knows Best ... And Helps a Divorcee
  • Bianca Knows Best ... And Helps a Divorcee

    Dear Bianca,

    Earlier this month, my husband and I decided to get a divorce. We haven't really been happy in several years, and we fight all the time lately. It's totally mutual, but it's such a huge life change.

    I moved back to my parents' house, along with my 5-year-old son ...

  • No Gloom and Doom, Please.
  • No Gloom and Doom, Please.

    Nothing against Wall Street, New York City, or investment bankers, but the pain is mostly theirs, and better them than us. Really, how many people at Lehman Brothers and Merrill Lynch do you know? Maybe there will be a disastrous ripple effect soon enough, but this is not like a hurricane or a Great Depression ...

    Read the rest of John Branston's cheery outlook here.

  • Letter from the Editor

    Unlike a certain septuagenarian presidential candidate, I do know how to send e-mails and run "the Google" ...

Music

  • Eagles Descend on Memphis
  • Eagles Descend on Memphis

    Trivia question: What’s the biggest selling album in U.S. history? No, not Michael Jackson’s Thriller, but The EaglesGreatest Hits. Now, Jeff Bridges’ The Dude, of Big Lebowski fame may “hate the f#@king Eagles, man,” but clearly, millions disagree. Local fans of the laidback California supergroup can take it easy Sunday, November 16th, when the Eagles land at FedExForum. Tickets to the concert, which was announced today, go on sell Monday, September 29th, at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster, the FedExForum box office, or by phone at (901) 525-1515. For more information, see FedExForum.com.

Film/TV

Food & Drink

Real Estate

Sports

  • What We Got: Mike Conley
  • What We Got: Mike Conley

    Pat Wheeler: A game-legged old man and a drunk? That's all you got?

    John T. Chance: That's what I got.

    That exchange occurs in Rio Bravo, the 1959 Howard Hawks western that is one of my very favorite films. Wheeler, played by bit player supreme Ward Bond, is concerned about his friend Chance (John Wayne), a small-town sheriff ...

    What else has Chris Herrington got on the Griz? Find out here.

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