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  • Jan 22-28, 2009
  • Vol. 1, No. 1039

News

  • More Buffalo Join the Herd at Shelby Farms
  • More Buffalo Join the Herd at Shelby Farms

    Twenty-eight adult buffalo were added to the Shelby Farms herd today, thanks to a donation by Jeff and Traci Lowe of Medina, Tennessee.

    "We've known for a while that we needed new buffalo. The ones we had were inbred, so we had to bring in some new blood ...

  • Kelsey-Williams Spat Continues
  • Kelsey-Williams Spat Continues

    Representative Brian Kelsey (R-Germantown) released the following statement today from his law office in Memphis:

    "For the Speaker [Kent Williams] to go ahead and appoint the members of the Ethics Committee ...

  • Frayser to Get Foreclosure Funds
  • Frayser to Get Foreclosure Funds

    Somebody call the mayor of Frayser. It looks like he'll be getting some new constituents.

    Last October, Memphis and Shelby County held an emergency summit to discuss how to spend more than $14 million in federal foreclosure funds ...

    Read the rest here.

  • City Plans for Parks
  • City Plans for Parks

    Looks like the city of Memphis is looking closely at its parkland.

    The City Council heard from Parks Services Director Cindy Buchanan today about an upcoming city parks master plan.

    "The purpose for this project is to provide recreational activities in the best fiscal manner," she said.

  • Council Approves  Residency Change for Police
  • Council Approves Residency Change for Police

    The City Council broke a months-long stalemate Tuesday by voting 8-5 in favor of permitting non-Shelby Countians to join the city's police force. The revised regulations will permit new police applicats to live within a 20-mile perimeter beyond the Shelby County line if they pay an annual fee of $1,400 and apply before December 31, 2009.
  • Shovel Ready

    Community organizations submit wish lists for federal economic stimulus funds.
  • Court Costs

    The District Attorney's Office cuts personnel due to an economic crunch.

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Politics

  • GADFLY: Bush Out, Obama In: Hallelujah!
  • GADFLY: Bush Out, Obama In: Hallelujah!

    Sez Marty: "Last Tuesday I joined a whole lot of folks in this country who breathed a collective sigh of relief that Barack Obama was actually sworn in (the Chief Justice's verbal gaffe notwithstanding) as our 44th president. Call me a worry wart, but ever since the election I wondered whether that moment would ever come."
  • Kustoff to Chair Gibbons Campaign for Governor
  • Kustoff to Chair Gibbons Campaign for Governor

    David Kustoff, the former U.S. Attorney who along with the local F.B.I. bureau presided over the Operation Clean Sweep and Main Street Sweeper anti-corruption stings, has been named chairman of the gubernatorial campaign of his onetime opposite number and fellow Memphian, District Attorney General Bill Gibbons.

Opinion

  • The Overground Railroad
  • The Overground Railroad

    I guess you have to be a certain age for the full symbolism of Barack Obama's train ride into the capital to hit you right in the heart, so I hope younger readers will indulge me if I get a little misty ...

    Read Randy Haspel's Viewpoint.

Music

Film/TV

Art

  • Go Deep
  • Go Deep

    Folk art at MCA; works by Twin, Hamlett Dobbins, Susan Maakestad, and Mary Burrows.

Food & Drink

Real Estate

Sports

  • New Coach, Same Ol' Griz
  • New Coach, Same Ol' Griz

    The Grizzlies teased new interim coach Johnnie Davis with an early spurt of competence but soon reverted to their losing ways, falling to the New York Knicks, 108-88.

    Mike Conley was hot in the first quarter, leading the Griz to a 30-27 advantage. But then things got ugly ...

  • Memphis Tops Tennessee, 54-52
  • Memphis Tops Tennessee, 54-52

    The University of Memphis Tigers exacted some measure of revenge for last year's home loss to Tennessee by edging the Vols in Knoxville on Saturday, 54-52.

    Last year's meeting featured Number 1 Memphis versus Number 2 Tennessee ...

  • Grizzlies (Re-)Introduce Hollins Today
  • Grizzlies (Re-)Introduce Hollins Today

    Grizzlies owner Michael Heisley will introduce former assistant Lionel Hollins as the team's new head coach at a 1 p.m. press conference today at FedExForum.

    In advance of that, Chris Herrington proposes a theory about the rather curious hire and attempts to answer some of the questions surrounding the team. Check it out at Beyond the Arc, and check back later today for a full report from Hollins press conference.

  • No Mo Cheeks, And Other Griz News
  • No Mo Cheeks, And Other Griz News

    The Grizzlies introduced former assistant Lionel Hollins as their new head coach in a press conference at FedExForum [Sunday]. Afterward, owner Michael Heisley held court before a small scrum of reporters in a long, candid, sometimes combative, and sometimes jovial back-and-forth that had me wishing I’d brought a tape recorder rather than just a notebook ...

    More Griz dish at Beyond the Arc.

Special Sections

  • Butcher Brothers in New Novel
  • Butcher Brothers in New Novel

    Anyone remember the Knoxville World's Fair?

    Writer Inman Majors does. Brothers Jake and C. H. Butcher Jr. and the ill-fated 1982 Knoxville World's Fair are fictionalized in his new book The Millionaires: A Novel of the New South ...

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