the Cheat Sheet 

News You Need to Know

News you need to know

1. Senator John Ford blames the "white media" for what he considers negative stories about child-support payments, multiple families, legal-residency questions, and campaign funds. White media? Hmmm. Something tells us he's not griping about the color of the paper it's printed on.

2. Mayor Willie Herenton offers to resign and "go fishing" if the city and county governments consolidate. Judging from our letters to the editor, some people would be happy to have Memphis merge with Itta Bena, Mississippi, if the mayor would step down.

3. The Grammy Awards present a Lifetime Achievement Award -- Grammy's highest honor -- to Jerry Lee Lewis. Other recipients include Led Zeppelin and the Staple Singers. Goodness gracious! The Killer is certainly in good company.

4. With apologies to Jerry Lee, an earthquake "shakes our nerves and rattles our brains." We'd like to remind readers that it happened just one week after the Flyer published a cover story called "Earthquake." Don't mess with us, people.

5. Coors Brewery announces it will close its Memphis plant in two years. With all the drinkin' we see around us, day in and day out (don't make us name names), how on earth can the Bluff City lose a brewery?

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
    • Sounding the Call

      Memphians sound the alarm on drug death epidemic.
    • In Memoriam

      Some state bills that died (again) this year.

Blogs

News Blog

Meet the New Blue Suede Brigade

Fly On The Wall Blog

How Much News is on the News: A Guns & Bunnies Web Extra

Intermission Impossible

August Wilson's Metaphysical "Gem of the Ocean" Opens at The Hattiloo

Politics Beat Blog

Two Bites from the Thursday Night Smorgasbord

News Blog

Photo Contest Focuses on Memphis Bikes

News Blog

Live at the Garden guests prepare to party

News Blog

Bike Lanes and Plazas to Pop Up Downtown

Intermission Impossible

Nuremberg Revisited: An Indie Theater Company Does its Homework

ADVERTISEMENT

More by Flyer Staff

Readers also liked…

ADVERTISEMENT
© 1996-2017

Contemporary Media
460 Tennessee Street, 2nd Floor | Memphis, TN 38103
Visit our other sites: Memphis Magazine | Memphis Parent | Inside Memphis Business
Powered by Foundation