Earlier this year, former Memphis bicycle mechanic Zac Holford set out on an 80-day, 4,200-mile coast-to-coast bike ride to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. But no worries. He says riding his bike in Memphis prepared him for dealing with motorists from all over the country.
"I never really felt scared on any of the roads because I was used to Memphis drivers," he says.
In May, Fayette County's zoning board of appeals accused ...
Or you could forget America altogether and head to the Memphis Botanic Gardens for days two and three of their Japanese Festival. ...
"The Arizona Republican senator said he will suspend his presidential campaign on Thursday to return to Washington to help with bailout negotiations. He urged Obama to do the same."
More to come on this, soon, no doubt.
Remember Sivad, the WHBQties ...
From his statement: "The McCain campaign is resuming all activities and the Senator will travel to the debate this afternoon. Following the debate, he will return to Washington to ensure that all voices and interests are represented in the final agreement, especially those of taxpayers and homeowners."
Read the full statement at the Washington Post.
More coverage, including on-site reporting from the debate, to come.
By all means, clink the link. Go inside and agree or disagree.
A show with everything... and Howard Dean.
I'm a diehard pro-choice, anti-gun, gay rights-supporting, liberal Democrat. So is pretty much everyone in my life. My parents have voted Democrat in every election. Their parents were Democrats. All my friends are liberals. Even my boyfriend supports the Democratic ticket.
But I recently discovered ...
I mention this in prelude to a story about something weird that happened in Mississippi ...
Read the rest of Bruce VanWyngarden's editor's column.
Meanwhile, in Midtown, the semi-annual Gonerfest kicks off with an early party at Goners Cooper-Young headquarters and a full slate of bands later at the Hi-Tone Café.
The concert will be in a battle-of-the-bands format, according to a press release about the show:
The contest begins at 9pm, with each band performing a 20 min set. The audience and a few "celebrity" judges will determine the top-two bands to move on to the second round. Those bands will perform another 20 minute set, and the overall winner will once again be determined by applause/judges. The winning band will perform one final set to close the evening.
I'll start by saying that David Byrne's performance at the Orpheum last night was amazing -- though I didn't expect anything less.
Byrne's group -- 11 people total, including the dancers -- came out dressed in white from head to toe.
As Easy-Way regulars know, the markets have never been opened for business on Sundays. In fact, the chain's website cites "no Sunday hours" as a bonus for employees.
"I guess we'll have to update our site," says Easy-Way manager Steven Carter, laughing. ...
To get ready for the season, Chris Herrington continues his look at the team's roster on the Flyer's Grizzlies blog, Beyond the Arc. Check back throughout the week for more player analysis and notes from media day and practices.