Monday, July 27, 2009

The Cardinals' Midseason Makeover

Posted By on Mon, Jul 27, 2009 at 7:42 AM

Frank Murtaugh has some thoughts on his favorite baseball team's immediate future.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Detroit Blues

Posted By on Sat, Jul 25, 2009 at 10:59 PM

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.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Newspaper Guild Concerned About Possible CA Press Outsourcing

Posted By on Fri, Jul 24, 2009 at 6:08 PM

After meeting with Commercial Appeal management, the Memphis Newspaper Guild has expressed concerns that a proposal to outsource the newspaper's printing to a company in Tupelo could affect up to 115 jobs, and make newspaper delivery unreliable.

Management says pgrading the CA's existing equipment would cost up to $40-million, an expenditure the company is hesitant to make in uncertain times. In a July 23rd update to Guild-covered employees, Newspaper Guild president Daniel Connolly worries that moving printing operations to Tupelo, a commute of just under two hours, will make it difficult to make home delivery deadlines.

Outsourcing the CA's printing isn't a certainty. According to Connoly, Journal Publishing in Tupelo has asked CA management to make a decision by August 15th. In any case, union contracts contain language expressly preventing management from firing employees whose jobs have been outsourced. More at the Guild website.

Dinner and a Movie

Posted on Fri, Jul 24, 2009 at 3:04 PM


Roads and Retail

Posted By on Fri, Jul 24, 2009 at 11:42 AM

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.

For more, go to Mary Cashiola's In the Bluff blog.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Go Fish Rainbow Lake ... Sort of

Posted By on Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 9:35 PM

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.

Cop Dogs: Off the Streets and On Duty

Posted By on Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 11:19 AM

A few months ago, Dixee was a homeless mutt on the streets of Olive Branch, Mississippi. Now she's a working member of the Memphis Police Department (MPD).

Bianca Phillips has the story.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Eric Holder Speaks in Memphis

Posted By on Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 6:52 PM

John Branston says U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was "mum in Memphis."

From the Blogs ...

Posted By on Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 9:48 AM

The Bigger the Better?, Two Guys and a Girl, Timberlake's Tequila, Bianca's Best ... All this and more in the Flyer Blogs. Just scroll on down. Or go here for all the Flyer blogs.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Zach Randolph Hits Memphis

Posted By on Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 7:40 PM

Before Grizzlies GM Chris Wallace could introduce Zach Randolph as the newest member of the Memphis Grizzlies, he had to deliver a different message ... Chris Herrington was there for Zach Randolph's press conference.

Prom Night in Mississippi

Posted By on Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 1:52 PM

In April, On Location: Memphis International Film Festival screened the Morgan Freeman-involved film Prom Night in Mississippi. Catch up with the latest on the film, including a Jennifer Aniston rumor at Sing All Kinds.

Bianca Knows Best ...

Posted By on Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 12:20 PM

... and Offers Career Counseling.

The Art of Agony and Struggle

Posted By on Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 8:22 AM

Tawnee Cowan photographs the fierce beauty and courage of men and woman fighting cancer. Carol Knowles reviews the show at Jack Robinson Gallery.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

The Old Order Changeth

Posted By on Sun, Jul 19, 2009 at 10:29 PM

It's gotten where you can't read an article online about politics, sports, the local economy, schools, termites, or hangnails without somebody blaming Mayor Herenton in the comments ... So says John Branston, and he's tired of the same old racquet.

Blogging Never Stops

Posted By on Sun, Jul 19, 2009 at 8:35 AM

It may be the weekend for most of you, but some Flyer bloggers never rest. Scroll down to From the Blogs and check out The Real Houseflies of Orange County, Farbs and Hardcores, Jasmin Miller, Courtney Hunt, and more.
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