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  • Jul 23-29, 2009
  • Vol. 1, No. 1065

News

  • Left Behind
  • Left Behind

    As the new outer loop nears completion, will the city's residents and businesses leave for greener pastures? And what does it mean for Memphis?
  • The Best "Battle of the Sexes" Movies
  • The Best "Battle of the Sexes" Movies

    My topic this week for the "Movies" bit on The Chris Vernon Show was "battle of the sexes," based on this week's #3 box-office film The Ugly Truth ...

    Read Flyer film and music editor Chris Herrington's favorite BOTS films here.

  • Go Fish Rainbow Lake ... Sort of
  • Go Fish Rainbow Lake ... Sort of

    The city and the zoo are looking for volunteer fish-catchers Tuesday, July 28th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The city is planning on draining and repairing Rainbow Lake sometime next week, and the zoo is setting up tanks to hold the fish of Rainbow Lake until it's fixed. ... More at In the Bluff.
  • Roads and Retail
  • Roads and Retail

    In conjunction with this week's cover story on I-269, the In the Bluff blog is chockfull of maps and graphics.

    In today's installment, area maps show how retail development has followed the expressway and how median income has changed by census tract.

  • Detroit Blues
  • Detroit Blues

    With U.S. automakers grabbing headlines for all the wrong reasons in recent years, news consumers have become rubberneckers gawking at the scene of the car crash. Too bad the accident's a 250 million-car pileup ...

    Greg Akers gives Detroit a little taste of something he calls Rant.

  • Stanley Paramour Mackensie Morrison's Checkered Past
  • Stanley Paramour Mackensie Morrison's Checkered Past

    From the Orlando Sentinal: In the months after she graduated from Spruce Creek High School in 2005, McKensie Morrison was charged with cocaine possession, got married, lived without electricity and watched her husband beat a 75-year-old man with a hammer ...
  • A Step Up
  • A Step Up

    Shelby County launches scholarship and mentorship program for technical and community college students.
  • 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

  • No Go for Strickland in Mayor's Race
  • No Go for Strickland in Mayor's Race

    Jim Strickland, the Memphis lawyer who developed a head of steam last month with his budget-cutting proposals as a city councilman and became the subject of a draft movement to run for mayor, has decided against running, the Flyer has learned....

Opinion

  • Letter from the Editor
  • Letter from the Editor

    Finding hypocrisy in politics isn't difficult, but it's seldom been easier to point out than in the recent case of U.S. Army Maj. Stephen Cook ...

Music

Film/TV

  • Food Fight
  • Food Fight

    Rabble-rousing doc Food, Inc. turns stomachs en route to hearts and minds.

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