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  • Nov 20 - Dec 3, 2008
  • Vol. 1, No. 1030

News

  • Young Leaders Encourage Engagement
  • The Daily Buzz
  • Young Leaders Encourage Engagement

    After bringing Newark, New Jersey, mayor Cory Booker to Memphis to speak, the Leadership Academy felt like it needed a special event to follow the energetic young mayor.

    The result was one of the group's Celebrate What's Right luncheons, this one with a panel of "young politicos."

  • The Magnificent Sterick Building
  • The Daily Buzz
  • The Magnificent Sterick Building

    Just look at this photo. Nine women in starched white uniforms face the camera. Dimly visible behind them are elaborate lighting fixtures, marble walls, and ornate plaster moldings and other ornamentation. Nurses at an old hospital, perhaps? Waitresses at a fancy hotel?

    Nope. Meet the elevator operators of the brand-new Sterick Building.

    Vance Lauderdale's got the scoop on the glory days of the now-vacant Sterick Building.

  • "End the Fed" Rally to be held Saturday
  • The Daily Buzz
  • "End the Fed" Rally to be held Saturday

    "End the Fed" is a nationwide campaign to abolish the Federal Reserve Bank and the Federal Reserve Act in hopes of creating a more stable U.S. monetary system. A rally will be held Saturday, November 22nd, at noon, at Federal Reserve banks in 39 cities across the U.S., including Memphis. The Memphis bank is located at 200 North Main downtown.

    Read the End the Fed's press release after the jump.

  • Memphis Makes Bicycling's Worst
  • The Daily Buzz
  • Memphis Makes Bicycling's Worst

    Bicycling magazine has released its best cities for cycling and guess what?

    Memphis ... Not on the list.

    Actually, the Bluff city did make one of their lists ... the one of the worst cities for cycling, along with Miami and Dallas.

  • Women's Stories: Twilight and Happy-Go-Lucky at the Movies
  • The Daily Buzz
  • Women's Stories: Twilight and Happy-Go-Lucky at the Movies

    Female-led movies lead the way on the big screen this weekend, as the teen sensation vampire flick Twilight is destined to dominate the box office while British filmmaker's Mike Leigh's Happy-Go-Lucky, a portrait of an unusually sunny school teacher, might be the year's best film.

    Read Addison Engelking's review of Happy-Go-Lucky here. Read Greg Akers' take on Twilight after the jump.

  • The Cheapest Gas in Memphis? Head to the 'Burbs!
  • The Daily Buzz
  • The Cheapest Gas in Memphis? Head to the 'Burbs!

    Memphisgasprices.com provides a handy list of the lowest- and highest-priced gas in Memphis. Today's numbers are quite interesting. The cheapest gas in the area is found at stations in Collierville, Raleigh, Millington, and other surrounding communities.

    The highest priced gas? Midtown and east Memphis. And the difference is nothing to scoff at: 45 cents per gallon. Might be worth the drive to the 'burbs, we say. Check it out.

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Politics

Opinion

  • Geography-Based Hiring Trend Spreads in Memphis
  • Viewpoint
  • Geography-Based Hiring Trend Spreads in Memphis

    Apparently, the Memphis City Council has started a trend with its vote to limit the hiring of Memphis police officers to people who live within the city limits.

    Today, Northwest Airlines announced that it would henceforth only use pilots who live in Shelby County ...

  • George Bush's Legacy
  • Viewpoint
  • George Bush's Legacy

    White House staffers have been revealing a "genuine sadness" around the West Wing these days. One report said that President Bush was concerned that his presidency is being compared to Herbert Hoover's. But that would be an insult to Hoover ...

    Read the rest of Randy Haspel's Rant.

  • A Herenton Indictment? That Depends ...
  • Viewpoint
  • A Herenton Indictment? That Depends ...

    The career of Willie Herenton can be divided into two parts.

    In Part One, he was the breaker of racial barriers in Memphis: the first black assistant school superintendent, the first black school superintendent, the first black mayor. In Part Two, he was the champion of black power. Not the radical black power of "Burn Baby Burn" ...

    Read John Branston's "Viewpoint."

  • Bianca Knows Best ... And Helps a Doormat
  • Viewpoint
  • Bianca Knows Best ... And Helps a Doormat

    Dear Bianca,

    My husband of 10 years has cheated on me numerous times. He confessed his transgressions to me last year, and though I was pretty upset, I decided to stay and try to work things out. We agreed to open up our relationship, so I could "cheat" too ...

  • Letter from the Editor

    Republican spin-meister Karl Rove and failed Democratic presidential contender John Edwards squared off in a debate in San Francisco last week ...

Music

  • J.D. Reager and the Cold-Blooded Three at Nocturnal
  • Music Features
  • J.D. Reager and the Cold-Blooded Three at Nocturnal

    Local musician J.D. Reager has made the rounds, performing as a sideman in innumerable local and regional bands, including Pezz, Glossary, and (currently) Two Way Radio, working behind the scenes with Makeshift Music, and recording local bands via his Unclaimed Recordings.

    But this week, he celebrates the release of his first solo album ...

Film/TV

Books

Art

Theater

Fashion

Food & Drink

Real Estate

Sports

  • The Memphis Tigers: How Good Can They Be?
  • Sports Feature
  • The Memphis Tigers: How Good Can They Be?

    The Tigers pounded Seton Hall Friday night, 84-70. ESPN's Dana O'Neill was impressed:

    The all-blue uniforms are fitting. Memphis keeps coming with the same regularity as the waves crashing outside the Coliseo de Puerto Rico ...

  • Tigers Shoot Poorly, Lose to Xavier: 63-58
  • Sports Feature
  • Tigers Shoot Poorly, Lose to Xavier: 63-58

    Memphis shot just 32 percent from the field and not much better from the free throw line (50 percent) as Xavier defeated the Tigers in the championship game of the O'Reilly Auto Parts tourney in Puerto Rico Sunday night.

    Twelfth-ranked Memphis missed 15 free throws ...

  • Spurs 94, Grizzlies 81: Post-Game Three-Pointer
  • Sports Feature
  • Spurs 94, Grizzlies 81: Post-Game Three-Pointer

    With another tough loss, the Grizzlies moved to 4-10 tonight, which means their slide since the season's encouraging 3-3 start is now 1-7, with road games coming up against the Jazz and Spurs, the two teams that just slapped them around at home ...

    Read Chris Herrington's take on last night's loss -- and much more -- at Beyond the Arc.

  • Griz Fall to Jazz at FedExForum, 103-94
  • Sports Feature
  • Griz Fall to Jazz at FedExForum, 103-94

    The Grizzlies came out tonight looking great offensively: Five of the team’s first seven buckets were assisted, the ball was moving around, and everything looked purposeful out there. But they couldn't build much of a lead because Utah was executing just as well on their end, hitting seven of their first nine shots ...

    Read the rest of Chris Herrington's report at Beyond the Arc, the Flyer's Grizblog.

  • Griz Face Spurs Tonight
  • Sports Feature
  • Griz Face Spurs Tonight

    After an encouraging 3-3 start, the Grizzlies are reeling through a 1-6 stretch right now and look to get back on track against the San Antonio Spurs tonight at FedExForum.

    The last time the Spurs visited FedExForum, Rudy Gay buried a game-winning three-pointer in Tim Duncan’s face. The Grizzlies can only hope for similar heroics tonight. Check out Beyond the Arc for Chris Herrington's game preview.

  • Griz at Dallas Tonight
  • Sports Feature
  • Griz at Dallas Tonight

    After playing only one game in the past six days, the Grizzlies embark on a busy stretch tonight, traveling to Dallas to fave the division-rival Mavericks for their first of three games in four nights. Tip-off is 7:30 p.m. Chris Herrington has a preview at Beyond the Arc.

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