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  • Oct 9-15, 2008
  • Vol. 1, No. 1024

News

  • JT Hearts BO
  • JT Hearts BO

    From Hello Magazine: After enjoying a romantic holiday together in Rome, sweethearts Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel were back hard at work this week for a cause close to their hearts, supporting Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama ...
  • Bianca Knows Best ... And Helps a Potential Stripper
  • Bianca Knows Best ... And Helps a Potential Stripper

    Dear Bianca,

    Times are tough with the economy on the downswing, and I've got to pay my bills. I've got a toddler to feed and a husband who'd like me to contribute to my half of the rent, electricity, and phone bills.

    Unfortunately, I've been out of work for a few months, and though I have a degree, I can't seem to find a decent-paying job. Like any rational and well-endowed girl, I've started dreaming up ways to make quick money off my looks ...

  • "Ask Vance" Investigates Shelby Farms
  • "Ask Vance" Investigates Shelby Farms

    Several weeks ago, one of my colleagues asked if anyone had ever "ask-vanced" me about the headstone in the woods at Shelby Farms that marks the grave of Robert and Mary Mann, who died in the 1890s. It was, she said, along a trail that runs close to an old barn that is falling to pieces and -- another surprise -- a couple of abandoned cars from the 1950s. The truth is that in recent months, I have actually received several inquiries about this mysterious tombstone ...

    Vance Lauderdale, Memphis magazine's own historic anomaly, has more, here.

  • Germantown Horse Show
  • Germantown Horse Show

    One urban legend has it that there used to be more horses in Germantown than people.

    We don't know if that's true, but we do know there are a lot of horses in Saddle Creek these days. Fiberglass horses, but still.

We Recommend

  • Win Tickets to Stone Temple Pilots!

    Win tickets to see Stone Temple Pilots at the Desoto Civic Center on October 30th!

    We're giving away a pair of tickets each week until the show. Each week is a different drawing and each week the tickets get better! Enter as many times as you like, as often as you like. Winners will be notified by email on the morning of each drawing.

Politics

  • McCain's "Fannie Mae" Questioner Lives in Memphis; Dishes on Facebook
  • McCain's "Fannie Mae" Questioner Lives in Memphis; Dishes on Facebook

    How did I feel about Sen. McCain stating “You probably never heard of Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac before this.”

    Well Senator, I actually did. I like to think of myself as a fairly intelligent person. I have a bachelor degree in Political Science from Tennessee State, so I try to keep myself up to date with current affairs. I have a Master degree in Legal Studies from Southern Illinois University, a few years in law school, and I am currently pursuing a Master in Public Administration from the University of Memphis ...

  • Shaffer Gets Boost in Council Race
  • Shaffer Gets Boost in Council Race

    Paul Shaffer, the de facto Democrat in a de facto Democrat vs. Republican city council race, got public endorsements Friday from two party stalwarts, 9th District congressman Steve Cohen and Shelby County Mayor A C Wharton.

Opinion

  • McCain's "Strategy": What is He Doing?
  • McCain's "Strategy": What is He Doing?

    I'm trying to figure out John McCain's campaign strategy. I really am. Surely, a multi-million-dollar operation run by some of the smartest political minds in this country has some rationale for its candidate's actions. Surely, there is an underlying plan to turn around McCain's abysmal polling numbers in the next 25 days.

    Isn't there?

  • On Mediocrity and Sarah Palin
  • On Mediocrity and Sarah Palin

    Mediocre Americans are allowed to get married and vote and run for office. Mediocre Americans have never been forced to sit in the balcony of theaters or in the back of buses. You are free to be mediocre in America. And proudly so. In fact, I'm surprised there aren't "Mediocre Pride" parades and T-shirts reading, "It's a Mediocre Thing. You Wouldn't Understand."

    Read the rest of Bruce VanWyngarden's editor's note.

  • October Surprises?
  • October Surprises?

    It has long been a tradition in American presidential races for there to be an "October surprise" -- a sometimes game-changing development that impacts the election in the waning days of the campaign.

    In the 1972 contest between Republican incumbent Richard Nixon ...

    Read the Flyer's editorial here.

  • Women With Questions
  • Women With Questions

    Yesterday, I learned one thing very clearly: You do not mess with older women voters.

    Or maybe just women, in general.

    I went to a forum on the proposed amendments to the Memphis City and Shelby County charters ...

    Read more on the proposed Charter amendments from Mary Cashiola at her In the Bluff Blog.

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Sports

  • Grizzlies 103, Pacers 95: Post-Game Three-Pointer
  • Grizzlies 103, Pacers 95: Post-Game Three-Pointer

    1. O.J. Mayo Breaks Out: Through the first three pre-season games, rookie O.J. Mayo struggled a little with his shot, going 14-41 from the floor and 2-14 from three-point line, a string of performances that didn't look much like the deadly shooter seen in summer league and again in practice. But he found his stroke tonight.

    Mayo scored 26 points in 30 minutes on 10-17 shooting and 6-8 from downtown. Not only was every make a jumper, only one of the 17 attempts was from within seven feet of the basket ...

    More from Chris Herrington at Beyond the Arc.

  • Griz Fall to Wiz in Pre-Season Home Opener
  • Griz Fall to Wiz in Pre-Season Home Opener

    The Grizzlies lost to the Washington Wizards 89-80 in their first home pre-season game of the season Wednesday night. The frustrating loss revealed an offense that's still very much a work-in-progress. But one Grizzlies rookie made a strong impression, and it might not be who you think. For a full report on the game, check out Chris Herrington's Grizzlies blog, Beyond the Arc.
  • FROM MY SEAT: Hall's Heroics Against Louisville Go for Naught
  • FROM MY SEAT: Hall's Heroics Against Louisville Go for Naught

    Friday night at the Liberty Bowl, University of Memphis quarterback Arkelon Hall awoke memories of the "triple threat" hero of college football days gone by. Opposing the Louisville Cardinals in front of 40,248 fans and a national television audience, Hall passed for two touchdowns, ran for a third, and actually caught a fourth (courtesy of wideout Maurice Jones, who took a handoff from Hall on an apparent end-around, only to sling the ball back across the field and into the end zone). Alas, it was the fifth touchdown Hall was responsible for -- a fumble recovered by the Cardinals' Johnny Patrick and returned 21 yards to paydirt -- that made the difference in Louisville's 35-28 victory.

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