Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Bianca Knows Best ...

Posted By on Tue, Aug 3, 2010 at 2:00 PM

... and Helps a Cranky Old Man.

Friday, July 30, 2010

13 Ways of Looking at a Watermelon ...

Posted By on Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 9:57 AM

Food writer Amy Lawrence and her husband bought a big watermelon and used every part of it in prepared dishes. Seeds ain't just for spittin' anymore.

Good Deals in Cooper-Young?

Posted By on Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 8:35 AM

John Branston writes about the auction of the Pie Factory condominiums in Cooper-Young. At half-price, were they a good deal?

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Memphis Police Release Statement on Lorenzen Wright Case

Posted By on Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 9:00 PM

From the MPD:

On Thursday, July 22, 2010 a family member of Lorenzen Wright filed a missing persons report with the Collierville Police Department.  Wright was last seen at his ex-wife’s house on Sunday, July 18th shortly before midnight. 

Through the course of the Collierville Police Department’s missing person’s investigation, it was discovered that a 911 call was placed from Wright’s phone in the early hours of July 19th.  After extensive examination, investigators determined that the call was made from the area south of Poplar Pike and west of Hacks Cross Rd. 

Due to the potential overlapping of several jurisdictions, the Collierville Police Department requested to meet with representatives from adjoining agencies. On Wednesday July 28th at 9:00am Collierville PD, the Germantown PD, the Shelby County Sheriffs Department and the Memphis Police Department’s Homicide Bureau met to discuss the investigation. 

At this meeting, coordinated by the Collierville Police Department, each agency committed resources to assist in searching for any evidence related to the 911 call and the missing person’s investigation.

Collierville and Germantown investigators combed the areas and interviewed witnesses while the Memphis Police Department’s Air Support Unit searched the area from the air and the Shelby County Sheriffs Department deployed search dogs in the wooded areas.

At approximately 2:20 PM on Wednesday July 28, 2010 Shelby County Emergency Services Search and Rescue located the body of Lorenzen Wright off of Callis Cutoff between Hacks Cross Rd and Germantown Road in Southeast Memphis.  Memphis Police Department Homicide investigators made the scene and took over the investigation. Through identification of dental records, the Shelby County Medical Examiner has officially identified the victim as that of Lorenzen Wright. The cause of death has been ruled as homicide by gunshot wound.


The Memphis Police Department will continue this investigation. As is done in every homicide investigation, investigators continue to work around the clock to bring justice to Mr. Wright and his family.

Additional details will be released when appropriate and available; many details which the media have reported will not be commented on. Maintaining the integrity of all information and evidence related to the investigation of any crime is essential. Leaks and the dissemination of false information can have serious, detrimental effects on the pursuit and prosecution of those responsible for this crime.

Letters, We Get Letters ...

Posted By on Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 4:12 PM

Check out the opinions from the Flyer's letter writers this week.

Shirley Sherrod and Right and Wrong

Posted By on Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 9:46 AM

Tim Sampson opines on the saga of Shirley Sherrod in this week's Rant.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The REAL Best of Memphis

Posted By on Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 2:29 PM

You've got until midnight Friday to cast your ballot for the Flyer's annual Best of Memphis contest. Make your vote count.

What They Said

Comments from memphisflyer.com

Posted By on Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 12:29 PM

About "Ford's Change of Mind about Running, As Seen by Himself, by Opponent Luttrell, and by a Heckler":

"Where is Mongo this year? I couldn't find him on the ballot anywhere. I wonder if it's a sign of the end times." — sbanbury

About "Memphis and First Impressions" and the problem with panhandlers:

"Some of these panhandlers are very aggressive. It's only a matter of time before someone shoots one of them because they feel threatened. What's going to happen then?" — mad_merc

"How many of the city's murders were committed by downtown panhandlers last year? Oh that's right — none. People are dying in Memphis streets weekly, and you think that a bunch of harmless bums begging for drug money is a priority? Get real." — Count Dracula

About "Memphis Beat: One Night of Sin":

"Jason Lee seems to be very sexy. And when he was singing 'One Night of Sin,' if my hubby played that music 45 years ago when he was a-courtin' me, he wouldn't have had to wait for our wedding night. Yes, I am 63 years old and have the hots for Jason Lee." — Your Appalacian Americana

About "Judging the Bug Cookoff":

Let's hope you're getting a raise for this. I can deal with gross-out scenes in movies and on TV, but I don't think I'd want to come face-to-face with any of the above dishes (though there has always been/will always be some kid at every school science fair who makes bug cookies)." — Mrs. Bartlebynna Beanblossom

Comment of the Week:

About "A Very Unfortunate Elvis Item" and the auction of instruments used at his autopsy (the sale was canceled):

"Go to Gracelessland with a bunch of baggies, take a breath, blow in the bag, get to eBay. Or do they already sell that at the gift shop?" — Mike from Memphis

To share your thoughts, comments, concerns, and — maybe — get published, visit memphisflyer.com.

Memphis Beat: "Run On"

Posted By on Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 11:27 AM

The latest in the continuing series of reviews of TNT's Memphis Beat comes from Chris Herrington. Hilarity ensues.

Does Memphis Need a Third Bridge?

Posted By on Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 10:11 AM

The state of Tennessee thinks a third bridge over the Mississippi near Memphis is overdue. Bianca Phillips reports.

Style: Six Items or Less

Posted By on Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 10:06 AM

Mary Cashiola looks at ways women can pare down their wardrobe to six items or less at Style Sessions blog.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Bianca Knows Best ...

Posted By on Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 12:25 PM

... and helps a guy with a selfish girlfriend.

Charter Commission Considers Districting

Posted By on Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 7:37 AM

John Branston has a report on the Charter Commission's attempts to set districts for a potential combined government.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Vitale, Favre, the Heat: True Sports Confessions

Posted By on Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 9:37 AM

Frank Murtaugh doesn't much like Brett Favre but he digs Dick Vitale. These and other True Sports Confessions at Frank's "From My Seat" column.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Angelina Jolie: Worth her Salt?

Posted By on Sun, Jul 25, 2010 at 9:53 PM

Greg Akers shakes out the new Angelina Jolie caper flick, Salt, and answers the big question: Can she play a condiment?
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