Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama said, "Yes, we can." A locally launched website is saying, "Yes, we carve."
YesWeCarve.com, a website started, in part, by Memphian Josh Horton and his wife Bethany, mixes politics and pumpkins.
"My wife and I were sitting in bed a few weeks ago and she said, 'I think I'm going to carve a pumpkin with Barack Obama's face on it,'" he says.
The Christian Science Monitor, which turns 100 years old this year, is announcing on Tuesday, Oct. 28, that it will cease daily publication next April. The newspaper will shift to a weekly print format while increasing its emphasis on its Web site, says its editor, John Yemma ...
With only bottled water and a rental car's coolness to ward against temperatures in the oppressive low 70s, the team soon despaired. It found houses and churches and rib joints, but no polyhedral structures of note ...
New York Times columnist Dan Barry goes in search of Memphis' great pyramid. Read all about it here.
Is Janis Fullilove our Amy Winehouse?
This is my favorite quote from yesterday's joint City Council/County Commission meeting about the future of the Pyramid:
"Give us the building. Let us sign a deal with Bass Pro and live happily ever after."
This news must sting something awful, as numerous well-known Scientologists attended not one but maybe four different funerals and memorial services for Hayes in August after he died ...
Read the rest of the snark here.
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JONESBORO, ARKANSAS -- Bill Clinton, as most close observers know, is left-handed. It seems appropriate, then, that on his weekend barnstorming tour in Arkansas for Barack Obama, the fellow Democrat who defeated his wife Hillary in a bitter and grueling primary season, the former president offered support that was...well, left-handed.
In blunt remarks on Sunday, city councilman Myron Lowery said some unnamed Democrats had grabbed on to Republican Lamar Alexander's "coattails" and "let...go" of Democratic Senate candidate Bob Tuke. Tuke, however, has a sunnier outlook. See also Q and A video inside.
And hard as it is to fathom, Palin actually might be worse than George W. Bush, who still has at least (at some deeply subliminal level) enough functioning genetic code to know when it's time to call in the adults ...
Halloween is my favorite holiday. I love the little witches and goblins and, of course, the candy. So naturally, I plan on taking my toddler on her first trick-or-treating excursion. She already has a cute little pumpkin costume.
Unfortunately, my mother-in-law is a crazy religious fanatic ...
Read the rest of Richard Cohen's Viewpoint.
The discussion is up on the Three Shades of Blue site as a podcast. You can listen to it here.
Sports Illustrated's Seth Davis visits Memphis and ponders the Tigers' future prospects. More here.
1. New Orleans Hornets: With Chris Paul dominating the ball, they don't need playmakers, which is why James Posey's combo of tough defense and reliable three-point shooting will garner him big minutes ...
Read the rest of Chris Herrington's NBA picks at Beyond the Arc, the Flyer's GrizBlog.