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  • Mar 19-25, 2009
  • Vol. 1, No. 1047

News

  • New Layoffs Begin at Commercial Appeal
  • New Layoffs Begin at Commercial Appeal

    "By the time you read this, managers should be well into the process of informing workers they are losing their jobs ..." So begins a letter today from Memphis Newspaper Guild president Mark Watson to members. It continues ...
  • Lowenstein Building Unveiled in Downtown Memphis
  • Lowenstein Building Unveiled in Downtown Memphis

    With a performance by the New Ballet Ensemble and a crowd of more than 200 people, the old Lowenstein building in the heart of downtown held a grand opening Wednesday evening.

    The building, also known as the Rhodes Jennings Building ...

  • Judge's Ruling to Open Merrill Lynch Bonus List
  • Judge's Ruling to Open Merrill Lynch Bonus List

    Unless the Merrill Lynch brokerage, now a unit of Bank of America, pursues a further judicial appeal, the list of executive bonuses paid out by the firm last fall must immediately be made public, a New York State judge ruled Wednesday. The ruling could mean the imminent end of speculation as to whether former Memphis congressman Harold Ford Jr., then a Merrill Lynch vice chairman, was one of the bonus recipients.
  • Is It Time for Pay Equity for College Coaches and Players?
  • Is It Time for Pay Equity for College Coaches and Players?

    What were Roburt Sallie's 35 points worth? Nothing, to him at least.

    While the nation rages against AIG for its bonuses, there's another lively debate going on in the national media -- although not in Memphis for reasons that are not clear -- over coaches' salaries and whether college athletes should be paid for their services. ...

  • On Target?
  • On Target?

    What does it really take to get a handgun permit in Tennessee? A Flyer senior editor finds out.
  • Stanford CFO Reportedly Cooperating
  • Stanford CFO Reportedly Cooperating

    James Davis, the chief financial officer of Stanford Financial Companies who divided his time between his home in Baldwyn, Mississippi, and office in Memphis, is reportedly cooperating with federal investigations of the company. ....
  • Art, Li'l Wayne, and Rugby In Prom Dresses This Weekend
  • Art, Li'l Wayne, and Rugby In Prom Dresses This Weekend

    Buy books and art in the same place tonight, at the opening reception for artist Pam Gamble's photographs at the new English Major Bookstore. The independently owned shop is situated between Old Zinnie's and the Lamplighter on Madison Avenue. The show runs from 7 to 11 p.m.

    What's better than watching tough women throwing down in a rugby match? Watching those tough women play in tacky prom dresses ...

  • More Memphis Madness
  • More Memphis Madness

    In the first round of the Flyer's Memphis celebrity madness, Lil Rounds took down Alexis Grace, A C Wharton stomped Willie Herenton, and Jerry Lee Lewis wrestled the title away from Jerry Lawler.

    Now it's time for the second round.

  • Memphis Celebrity Madness!
  • Memphis Celebrity Madness!

    Can't get enough of brackets?

    We have another one for you. A toe-to-toe match-up of all of your favorite Memphians.

    Following the lead of American Idol, we pit Alexis Grace against Lil Rounds. Will the result be the same as it was last night?

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Politics

  • Luttrell to Declare This Week for Reelection as Sheriff
  • Luttrell to Declare This Week for Reelection as Sheriff

    Shelby County Sheriff Mark Luttrell has been consistently rumored as a candidate for county mayor in 2010 almost from the moment n 2006 that incumbent Shelby County Mayor A C Wharton was elected for the second and final term permitted him by law. But Luttrell will formally announce this week that which he had already indicated to the Flyer – namely, that he will eschew a mayoral race and run instead for reelection in 2010.
  • GADFLY:  Is Obama Overdoing the 'Just Folks' Thing?
  • GADFLY: Is Obama Overdoing the 'Just Folks' Thing?

    Sez the Gadfly : "Two of the things I like best about our new president ... are his warmth and humanity. What a refreshing change from the cold, imperious elitist (phony Texas twang to the contrary notwithstanding) we had to put up with before Obama came along to demonstrate that it isn't a sign of weakness for a president to make us believe he's "one of us." That said, I think he's taking this availability thing too far."

Opinion

  • Partisanship and Gamesmanship
  • Partisanship and Gamesmanship

    When state senator Paul Stanley of Germantown found himself uprooted from his livelihood last month because his employer, the Stanford Financial Group, had been shut down by federal agents, he was entitled to -- and largely received -- a measure of sympathy that crossed partisan and class lines ...

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  • Bianca Knows Best ... And Helps a Mental Cheater
  • Bianca Knows Best ... And Helps a Mental Cheater

    Dear Bianca,

    About five years ago, I ended a bad long-term relationship with a woman who cheated on me. We stayed in touch for a while, but I eventually realized contact with her was delaying the healing process and we stopped talking altogether ...

Music

  • SXSW Day 3: The Hangover Special
  • SXSW Day 3: The Hangover Special

    The Memphis madness continued for a third day at Austin's South by Southwest festival, with Flyer representatives Chris Herrington and Justin Fox Burks skipping between two competing Memphis-oriented day parties, hitting the MusicMemphis/$5 Cover s
  • SXSW Day 2: Wall-to-Wall Memphis
  • SXSW Day 2: Wall-to-Wall Memphis

    The South by Southwest Music Festival continued yesterday with the Memphis Music Foundation holding both a day party and a night showcase. Flyer music editor Chris Herrington and photographer Justin Fox Burks took in all that and more in a day where music started at noon and kept going non-stop until 2 a.m. Check out some of the highlights of the Memphis music action here. And look for a final web post on the festival tomorrow.
  • SXSW Day 1: All Aboard!
  • SXSW Day 1: All Aboard!

    The South by Southwest Music Festival kicked off last night in Austin. This year's Memphis contingent is the largest ever, with at least seven Memphis-centric showcases in Austin this week. Flyer music editor Chris Herrington and photographer Justin Fox Burks made the trip. They'll be filing daily web reports through Saturday, followed by a big spread in next week's print edition. You can read Herrington's Day One diary here.

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Sports

  • Memphis Blows Out the Terps, 89-70
  • Memphis Blows Out the Terps, 89-70

    Memphis cruised into the Sweet 16 for the fourth consecutive year with an easy win over Maryland Saturday. The final score was as close as Maryland got in the second half, as the Tigers took a 53-33 half-time lead ...
  • FROM MY SEAT: 'Sweet Sallie' and Other Observations on the NCAA Tournament
  • FROM MY SEAT: 'Sweet Sallie' and Other Observations on the NCAA Tournament

    Before last week, Roburt Sallie's high game as a Tiger was 13 points (twice). He had never made more than five three-pointers before draining 10 against the Cal State-NorthridgeMatadors. Most importantly, the Tigers desperately needed the offensive firepower, the game being far too tight for a second seed's comfort. If you know anyone who forecast Sallie's outbreak, turn your 401(k) over to that person tomorrow.
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