Vance Lauderdale writes about yet another Japanese garden in Memphis at his blog.
Don't let that happen to you. With all the parties, haunted houses, and spooky weekend events going on this weekend, theres really no excuse. Kick off the night by taking the little ones trick-or-treating on Mud Island. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., the island will feature a haunted river walk, hayrides, and a kid's costume contest....
Skatelife Memphis reports that the city's new skatepark will be at Tobey Fields.
Because it has outdoor lighting, the location will allow for night skating.
Stephen Grear, 63, was the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle ...
Dear staff of The Commercial Appeal:
We met with management Monday afternoon. Here's what we know. The company proposes cutting a total of 27 jobs. Please note that this is not a final number. We're trying to find ways to reduce it ...
The City Council's public safety and homeland security committee voted today to send a police residency resolution to the full council.
The resolution would allow police officers to live within 20 miles of the Shelby County line.
South Main's Divine Rags plans to move to a new location in Saddle Creek early next week. They'll be taking over the former Sharper Image space.
Owner Divine Mafa plans to keep renting the South Main space (COGIC owns the building), but may open a lounge there instead.
Some things went on this past week that ostensibly had nothing - or very little - to do with the famous "change" election of 2008 but, in fact, were integral to some of the issues of this campaign year. Two things in particular that stick in my mind: Al Gore's appearance at the Convention Center receiving one of the National Civil Rights Museum's 2008 Freedom Awards; and Bob Corker's appearance at the University of Memphis Technology Center reviewing the great bailout controversy....
Read the rest of Jackson Baker's take.
Just to get you started, here's what I see in Swami's crystal ball: Obama 364; McCain 174. -- Bruce VanWyngarden
Read the Kos report here.
Read Jackson Baker's take on next week's elections -- national, state, and local -- in Politics.
To spare Memphis fans, that's as much detail as is needed ...
1. We Like This New Gasol: Midway through the second quarter, with Marc Gasol on his way to a 22 point, 9 rebound first half, a fan behind me exclaimed, "I like this new Gasol!" The royal we concurs ... Read the rest of Chris Herrington's game blog at Beyond the Arc.
Who's supposed to fight in these wars? Not our current military, which is stretched to the limit. Not me or my generation; we're still busy fighting over the Vietnam War ...
Read the rest of Randy Haspel's Rant.
No need to wait for those post-holiday markdowns, shoppers. Memphis companies are already selling at 50 percent off ... More of John Branston's commentary here.