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  • Feb 26 - Mar 4, 2009
  • Vol. 1, No. 1044

News

  • Of Belly Dancers and Buffalo
  • Of Belly Dancers and Buffalo

    For a touch of irony this weekend, don’t miss the Dynamic Belly Dance Dinner Buffet Show at the Racquet Club of Memphis on Saturday night. As women with well-toned abs shake their groove thangs, you can stuff your belly at a full dinner buffet. The show is hosted by the Pyramid Dance Company and begins at 7:30 p.m. ...
  • Pendergest-Holt Perp-walked in Alleged Ponzi Scheme
  • Pendergest-Holt Perp-walked in Alleged Ponzi Scheme

    The pride of Baldwyn, Mississippi, was in handcuffs Friday, making a "perp walk" in a black pantsuit, accompanied by an FBI agent.

    Laura Pendergest-Holt, a 35-year-old wonder woman who dispensed financial advice on Memphis radio stations and earned a million dollars last year ...

  • Church Shares Mall Plan
  • Church Shares Mall Plan

    Last February, Scott Kim had to shutter his women's clothing store after the Hickory Ridge Mall was damaged in a tornado.

    Today, he was back at the mall -- in his store's old space -- to hear what the mall's new owners, the World Overcomers Outreach Ministries Church, are planning.

    "People keep saying to us, you're a church, what are you going to do with a mall?" says Al Cousins of the World Overcomers. "We want to talk to those retailers who are returning, those who are on the fence, and those who weren't here in the first place and tell them, here's our plan."

  • AutoZone: Good Economic News For Memphis
  • AutoZone: Good Economic News For Memphis

    In this dreary economic climate, any good news is, well, great news. Memphis-based AutoZone surprised analysts by announcing better-than-expected second-quarter profits today. The stock moved to an all-time high on the news ...
  • "Rocky Mountain News" To Shut Down Friday
  • "Rocky Mountain News" To Shut Down Friday

    E.W. Scripps company management gathered employees of the 150-year-old Denver Rocky Mountain News into the newsroom today to inform them that the paper would publish its final edition Friday.

    "Today the Rocky Mountain News, long the leading voice in Denver, becomes a victim of changing times in our industry and huge economic challenges," Scripps CEO Rich Boehne said ...

  • American Idol Was Never This Weird
  • American Idol Was Never This Weird

    When Mrs. Ernestine Lomax told friends, "Sure, I play a little piano," she meant that literally. The Memphis woman not only played a teeny-tiny toy piano, she became a national sensation by appearing on the Ted Mack Amateur Hour ...

    For more on this musical weirdness, check out Vance Lauderdale's blog.

  • City Looks at Boot, Fees for Unpaid Parking Tickets
  • City Looks at Boot, Fees for Unpaid Parking Tickets

    Memphis drivers may be getting the boot.

    City Court Clerk Thomas Long brought the City Council's economic development committee several recommendations this morning, among them electronic pay stations, doubled fines, and the dreaded "boot," which renders a car immobile.

  • MEMPHIS (the musical) to Open on Broadway
  • MEMPHIS (the musical) to Open on Broadway

    From Broadway.com: It was announced today that MEMPHIS, a new musical about the birth of rock 'n' roll in the turbulent 50s which recently played a critically acclaimed and sold-out engagement at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre, is aiming to open on Broadway in the fall of 2009 ...
  • Flyer Flashback
  • Flyer Flashback

    To mark the Flyer's 20th anniversary, we're looking back at stories from our first two decades.

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Politics

  • Shelby Dems Weighing Choice for Chairman
  • Shelby Dems Weighing Choice for Chairman

    Heading into next month’s March 7 precinct caucuses and March 28 county convention, the Shelby County Democratic Party may have a close contest on its hands for the position of party chairman. At least five candidates have made efforts to solicit votes.
  • Odom's Quandary:  How Some Plain Talk by the House Democratic Leader  Generated a Controversy
  • Odom's Quandary: How Some Plain Talk by the House Democratic Leader Generated a Controversy

    For much of last week, going into the current one, Gary Odom of Nashville, the leader of the Democratic Party in the state House of Representatives, was experiencing a dramatic reversal of fortune. Suddenly endangered were not only the laurels he seemed to have won by engineering the election of Democrat-friendly East Tennessee Republican Kent Williams as House Speaker but, indeed, Odom's own position of party leadership.
  • Ramsey Joins GOP Gubernatorial Field -- Now a Quartet
  • Ramsey Joins GOP Gubernatorial Field -- Now a Quartet

    The Republican field of gubernatorial candidates has grown by one -- Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey of Blountville, who announced in Greeneville Friday night at the local GOP's annual Lincoln Day dinner, "I am here in Greene County to announce that I am going to be a candidate for governor."

Opinion

  • Bianca Knows Best ... and Fights the Depression
  • Bianca Knows Best ... and Fights the Depression

    Dear Bianca,

    My brother-in-law has fallen on some hard times lately. He lost his good-paying job due to the economic crisis, and his wife filed for divorce after Christmas. So my wife and I let him move in with us until he can get on his feet ...

  • The Gospel of Rush Limbaugh
  • The Gospel of Rush Limbaugh

    A couple of weeks ago I accepted WMSB 88.9 American Family Radio into my life and became a changed man. Before I started listening to the Tupelo-based conservative Christian network ...

    Read the rest of Chris Davis' Rant.

  • Tim Sampson's Rant
  • Tim Sampson's Rant

    I realize that this may seem callous at a time like this, and believe me, I am feeling the effects of it too, but I would like nothing more than to go for just a few days without reading about, seeing news stories about, talking about, or even mentioning "the economy" ...
  • Letter from the Editor

    I started to get out of the car to look at the tire. That's when the guy hit me up for money ...

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Sports

  • Tigers Bounce UAB, 71-60
  • Tigers Bounce UAB, 71-60

    The Memphis Tigers overcame a rare off-night by freshman point guard Tyreke Evans with balanced scoring from the four other starters to beat UAB in Birmingham, 71-60 ...
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