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  • Nov 16-22, 2006
  • Vol. 1, No. 925

News

  • Isaac Hayes lobbies Congress
  • The Daily Buzz
  • Isaac Hayes lobbies Congress

    Isaac Hayes is the "latest celebrity-turned-lobbyist," Roll Call reports.

    Hayes, composer of the Oscar-winning theme to Shaft – "the black private dick that’s a sex machine to all the chicks" – stopped by "Capitol Hill this week ...

  • What Would Jesus Clean?
  • The Daily Buzz
  • What Would Jesus Clean?

    ServiceMaster, which announced October 30th that is moving its corporate headquarters to Memphis in 2007, is the subject of the influential "Heard On The Street" column in Wednesday's Wall Street Journal.

    ServiceMaster's businesses include TruGreen, Terminix, and MerryMaids. The company is known for its evangelical Christian corporate culture. ...

  • Memphis Annexation Vote Looks Like a Fiasco in the Making
  • The Daily Buzz
  • Memphis Annexation Vote Looks Like a Fiasco in the Making

    The scheduled November 21st Memphis City Council vote on annexation, assuming it is not aborted, is starting to look like a fiasco.

    The list of key players who have either recused themselves, said they will not be present, changed jobs, or backed away from supporting the annexation added more names this week. ...

  • Britney Calls Justin
  • The Daily Buzz
  • Britney Calls Justin

    According to Britain's Grazia magazine, Britney Spears has turned to ex-lover (and Memphis homeboy) Justin Timberlake to cope with the breakdown of her second marriage. ...
  • David Gest's Maid is Named Vagina?
  • The Daily Buzz
  • David Gest's Maid is Named Vagina?

    "Despite the fact that Liza Minelli has said she wishes that her ex, David Gest would get 'f***d by a kangaroo and eaten by crocs' out in the wild, she still harbors strong feelings for her mushy-faced ex-husband. ..."
  • Crunk Trumps Sexy?
  • The Daily Buzz
  • Crunk Trumps Sexy?

    Tonight's the night, music fans. The American Music Awards will be aired at 7 p.m. on ABC. What has us a bit confused is that our own Justin Timberlake was snubbed for a nomination in ANY category. Best male artist nominees Nick Lachey, Kanye West, and Sean Paul are up for the awards tonight, though we can't really see why. Seriously. Nick Lachey?

    What might save this category for us is watching West react if he doesn't win the award. He's always such a good sport about these things, no?

    We'd boycott the musical pat-on-the-back presentation altogether if it weren't for our other hometown heroes Three 6 Mafia, who are up against The Black Eyed Peas and Dem Franchize Boyz for Best Group.

    And on a completely un-Memphis related side note, don't miss the rematch between Carrie Underwood and Faith Hill in the Best Female Country Artist category. Don't know why this is exciting? Watch this. Laugh. Repeat. For a list of all tonight's nominees, go here.

  • Fox News Corp. Kills O.J. Projects
  • The Daily Buzz
  • Fox News Corp. Kills O.J. Projects

    Here's the grammatically awkward money quote: "I and senior management agree with the American public that this was an ill-considered project," said Rupert Murdoch, News Corp. chairman. "We are sorry for any pain that his has caused the families of Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson. ..."
  • Memphis Annexation Is Still Up in the Air
  • The Daily Buzz
  • Memphis Annexation Is Still Up in the Air

    The Memphis City Council has delayed annexation of two areas for at least one year, giving homeowners a tax reprieve and forcing school planners to scramble to find answers to overcrowding in the Berryhill and Bridgewater areas near Cordova. ...
  • Last Week To See Sculpture Exhibit at The Brooks
  • The Daily Buzz
  • Last Week To See Sculpture Exhibit at The Brooks

    In "Material Terrain: A Sculptural Exploration of Landscape & Place" at Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, 11 cutting-edge, nationally recognized sculptors pay homage to the textures, smells, and rough-hewn lyricism of nature. Their work is a testament to the ability of artists to persuade without moralizing, finger-pointing, or heavy-handed eco-agendas. ...
  • Designing Woman Too Gay for Nashville?
  • The Daily Buzz
  • Designing Woman Too Gay for Nashville?

    Former Designing Women star Delta Burke and Will and Grace writer/producer Leslie Jordan were "disinvited" from a scheduled appearance the Nashville CBS affiliate's morning show.

    Burke and Jordan were booked to discuss two of Jordan's plays, "Southern Baptist Sissies," about four gay men in the church, and ...

  • A Penguin Named Memphis
  • The Daily Buzz
  • A Penguin Named Memphis

    In Happy Feet, the animated feature film that danced and sang its way to the top of the box office last week, Elijah Wood plays Mumble, an emperor penguin with a tap dancing problem.

    But even in Antarctica, there’s a Memphis. ...

  • Sheriff Luttrell Talks About the Jail
  • The Daily Buzz
  • Sheriff Luttrell Talks About the Jail

    At a press conference earlier this month about a successful fugitive operation, Memphis police director Larry Godwin noted how happy he was to see a couple hundred more criminals behind bars.

    "The more folks we can put in the sheriff's jail, the better I feel," said Godwin. Laughing, Shelby County sheriff Mark Luttrell remarked, "We always have room for one more ..."

    Read Sheriff Luttrell's perspective on the jail in Bianca Phillips' interview.

  • Bloggers Can Say Anything
  • The Daily Buzz
  • Bloggers Can Say Anything

    In a brilliant display of good sense (not to mention a clear understanding of the First Amendment), the California Supreme Court ruled yesterday that bloggers can't be held liable for comments users post on their sites. Likewise, the Internet providers for these sites are also off the hook. This is good news for us ...
  • Things We're Thankful For This Holiday
  • The Daily Buzz
  • Things We're Thankful For This Holiday

    — The upcoming Mayor Herenton/Joe Frayser boxing match. Not only does it raise money for LeMoyne-Owen College, but we finally get to see the mayor taking on someone other than scrawny little Brent Taylor. ...
  • Parking in Downtown Memphis Just Got Easier
  • The Daily Buzz
  • Parking in Downtown Memphis Just Got Easier

    If you're planning on hitting Beale or the FedExForum this weekend, there's a new place to park. Lee's Landing Parking Garage, the new $9.7 million facility across from FedExForum, opened its doors on Monday. ...

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Politics

  • Lamar! Lamar!? You  Lost? And to Trent Lott??
  • Politics Feature
  • Lamar! Lamar!? You Lost? And to Trent Lott??

    Yep, guess who’s baaaack! Tennessee’s senior U.S. senator, Lamar Alexander, the odds-on favorite to win election as Republican Minority Whip, has been upset (via a single vote of the Republican caucus) by -- Mississippi Sen. Trent Lott. Yes, that Trent Lott, the former GOP majority leader who got keystered and replaced by another Tennessee senator, Bill Frist, at the end of 2002. Lott’s mistake? Having said the following about a well-known erstwhile segregationist and 1948 Dixiecrat presidential nominee: “When Strom Thurmond ran for president, we voted for him. We're proud of it. And if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn't have had all these problems over all these years, either.” Well, we have had all these problems. Hope you saved your Confederate money, boys; now we’ve got just the man to ride herd on those cats.
  • Congressman-elect Cohen Gets Back to Town
  • Politics Feature
  • Congressman-elect Cohen Gets Back to Town

    Fresh from a week of orientation in D.C., the 9th District’s newly elected U.S. representative, state Senator Steve Cohen, was brimming over with war stories about his time in Washington, where he was one of 49 newly elected congress members, including 41 Democrats. Cohen (here being greeted by erstwhile campaign manager Kevin Gallagher) logged time with Speaker-to-be Nancy Pelosi of California and other congressional heavyweights.

Opinion

  • Letter from the Editor

    November is the Rodney Dangerfield of months. It gets no respect, no love ...

Music

  • Post-Turkey Party!
  • Music Features
  • Post-Turkey Party!

    "You got aristocrunk in my Jam!"

    "You got Jam in my aristocrunk!"

    No matter which way your musical tastes fall, don't miss the scene at Newby's Friday night, when Lord T and Eloise, Al Kapone, and Neighborhood Texture Jam mix it up for a post-turkey

Film/TV

Books

  • Memphis Fiction Contest Winner
  • Book Features
  • Memphis Fiction Contest Winner

    Winners of the 2006 Memphis magazine Fiction Contest have been selected. The grand-prize winner is Aisling Cordon Maki, who earned $1,000 for her story "Bird Life," which will run in the December issue of Memphis.

    Maki, who has made the Bluff City home since 2002, attributes her lifelong love affair ...

Art

Theater

Food & Drink

Sports

  • Magic/Grizzlies Preview
  • Sports Feature
  • Magic/Grizzlies Preview

    "At 7-3, the Orlando Magic are tied with the Cleveland Cavaliers for best record in the Eastern Conference and are the only team in the NBA in the Top Ten in both offensive and defensive efficiency. The Magic face off with the 1-8 Grizzlies tonight at FedExForum, and, as always, here are three things on my mind as the game approaches. ..."
  • DeAngelo Saves the Weekend
  • Sports Feature
  • DeAngelo Saves the Weekend

    It was a tough weekend for Memphis sports fans, as the U of M Tigers fell to a dismal 1-10 by losing to Houston, and the Griz lost a pair to Dallas. But there was something to cheer about ...
  • Griz Beat Magic With Kidz
  • Sports Feature
  • Griz Beat Magic With Kidz

    "Griz Win, Griz Win!: When Mike Miller drained a three at the 3:30 mark to put the Grizzlies up 82-80, the exhilaration – in the stands and especially on the bench – didn’t seem quite commensurate with taking a lead at home against a decent but not great Magic team early in the regular season. But such is the state of the Griz these days."

    Read the rest of Chris Herrington's happy noise at the Flyer's Grizblog, Beyond the Arc.

  • Encore Performance?
  • Sports Feature
  • Encore Performance?

    The U of M basketball team has raised the bar of expectations. Is this a rebuilding year or merely one for reloading?
  • Memphis Rolls Over Jackson State
  • Sports Feature
  • Memphis Rolls Over Jackson State

    Chris Douglas-Roberts had 21 points, nine rebounds and four assists to guide the University of Memphis to an easy 111-69 victory over Jackson State at FedExForum last night. ...
  • Happy Thoughts About the Griz
  • Sports Feature
  • Happy Thoughts About the Griz

    "With the combination of the return of Pau Gasol, the schedule getting easier, and young players like Kyle Lowry, Rudy Gay, and Hakim Warrick likely improving as the season goes, I expect the Grizzlies to pass several teams in the Western Conference standings and have a chance to be as good a team at the end of this season as they were at the end of last season ..."
  • Dirk and the Mavs Here Tonight
  • Sports Feature
  • Dirk and the Mavs Here Tonight

    At 1-6, things aren't exactly looking up for the Grizzlies, who enter a back-to-back home/road set with their playoff nemesis Dallas Mavericks. After losing their first four games to start the season, the Mavericks have won three in a row and are clearly the superior team.

    Read Chris Herrington's Pre-Game Pointers at the Beyond the Arc, the Flyer's Grizblog.

  • Griz Lose But At Least They Were Entertaining
  • Sports Feature
  • Griz Lose But At Least They Were Entertaining

    "I was very interested to see how things would play out in this, the first Grizzlies game since all the media controversy about Mike Fratello's job security erupted. And you could definitely see a difference. The team spread the floor, increased the pace, and went away from the halfcourt, post-up-oriented offense that had previously been the norm. The result was an energetic, up-and-down, and, crucially, competitive game. This was the most enjoyable Grizzlies game of the year so far. ...
  • Tyson To Do It For Money?
  • Sports Feature
  • Tyson To Do It For Money?

    In 2002, it seemed as though Mike Tyson's career was over. Thanks to his rape conviction, a taste for Evander Holyfield's ear, and other unsavory stuff, the Nevada Boxing Commission refused to license Iron Mike to fight. As a result, he had to come all the way to Memphis to get his bell rung by Lennox Lewis. Now the former heavyweight champ is looking to make a major career shift. ...
  • Memphis Beats Oklahoma in Hawaii Tourney
  • Sports Feature
  • Memphis Beats Oklahoma in Hawaii Tourney

    AP — Robert Dozier had 13 points to lead a balanced Memphis offense, and the 12th-ranked Tigers beat Oklahoma 77-65 Monday in a sloppy opening-round game of the EA Sports Maui Invitational.

    The Tigers (2-0) will play in the semifinals Tuesday against the winner of the game between No. 19 Georgia Tech and Purdue.

    Memphis, which starts three sophomores and a freshman, took control at the start of the second half by hitting seven of its first 10 shots to lead 58-42 with 12:04 left.

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