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  • Dec 7-13, 2006
  • Vol. 1, No. 928

News

  • Help Find Vaginica Seaman
  • The Daily Buzz
  • Help Find Vaginica Seaman

    Look, folks, all we do is report the insanity. We couldn't make this stuff up if we tried to. There's a new Website in Great Britain devoted to finding David Gest's Memphis maid ...
  • CD Fund-raiser for Larry Finch
  • The Daily Buzz
  • CD Fund-raiser for Larry Finch

    Nearly four years ago, beloved former University of Memphis basketball player and coach Larry Finch had a stroke. To offset Finch's medical costs, his supporters created The Friends of Coach Larry Finch Foundation. Today, the foundation is releasing a tribute CD ....
  • That Other Memphis
  • The Daily Buzz
  • That Other Memphis

    As we close out 2006, our thoughts turn to 2007 — and to the Seven Wonders of the World. On July 7 of next year (7/7/7, get it?) seven new wonders will be named. ...
  • Going Uptown?
  • Cover Feature
  • Going Uptown?

    North Thomas Street offers the kind of soulful authenticity Beale Street had back in its historical heyday. But for how long?
  • Billy Lee Riley is Not Dead
  • The Daily Buzz
  • Billy Lee Riley is Not Dead

    Apparently confusing seminal Memphis rocker Billy Lee Riley with the Memphis Manatee, The Commercial Appeal in a photo caption this morning declared Riley dead. He's not. ...
  • Cybill is At a Crossroads
  • The Daily Buzz
  • Cybill is At a Crossroads

    "Cybill Shepherd, who plays a married woman in her 50s who comes out of the closet in the season of Showtime's The L Word that debuts Jan. 7, is also at a crossroads in her personal life.

    "With her daughter Clementine now 26 and 19-year-old twins Ariel and Zack starting college, Cybill is caught up in empty nest syndrome -- and it's hitting her big time. ...

  • Motley Fool On Memphis
  • The Daily Buzz
  • Motley Fool On Memphis

    Investment adviser The Motley Fool takes on Memphis today in “Investing in Your Backyard” and says it’s a “mixed bag.” Electrical component maker Thomas & Betts is picked as a “potential superstar” while AutoZone’s profit sustainability is questioned.

    Interested in thinking globally, investing locally? Go here for more of Motley’s best bets in Memphis. But just remember, you get what you pay for. Sometimes. Just ask Joe Cooper.

  • On the Dixon and Hooks Sentences
  • News Feature
  • On the Dixon and Hooks Sentences

    Everyone’s wondering who’s next in Tennessee Waltz and Main Street Sweeper.

    Who else did Joe Cooper give up? Who did Michael Hooks give up to get such lenience? Did Roscoe Dixon drop any names before he checked into prison?...

  • Turnout for Finch at Cadres
  • The Daily Buzz
  • Turnout for Finch at Cadres

    Vicki Finch, wife of the ailing Tiger basketball great Larry Finch, professed gratitude at the healthy turnout at a benefit fundraiser for her husband Tuesday night at Cadres. "My husband had good friends on the way up, and he's kept them through bad times," she told well-wisher Dave Woloshin.
  • Where Is the King When We Need Him?
  • The Daily Buzz
  • Where Is the King When We Need Him?

    It’s been 65 years since the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, and the people of Honolulu are fighting another battle — this time against the elements. The famous memorial over the battleship/tomb Arizona is sinking, and salt water leaking into the monument is causing further damage. Funds are being raised to repair and stabilize the structure.

    So where is Elvis Presley now that we need him?...

  • B.B. King to be Awarded Medal of Freedom
  • The Daily Buzz
  • B.B. King to be Awarded Medal of Freedom

    The White House has announced the latest recipients of the nation's highest civil award — The Medal of Freedom. They include a Nobel laureate, two distinguished writers, a venerated baseball player — and B.B. King. ...

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Politics

  • Senator Frist Says "See Ya."
  • Politics Feature
  • Senator Frist Says "See Ya."

    "It was not the triumphant finale Mr. Frist, a former heart-and-lung surgeon, envisioned, having counted on his pedigree of medical and public policy expertise to provide the foundation for a presidential bid in 2008 ...
  • Hooks Sr. Accepts Sentence, 'Did Wrong'
  • Politics Feature
  • Hooks Sr. Accepts Sentence, 'Did Wrong'

    In federal court Wednesday, Michael Hooks Sr., the former Shelby County commissioner, accepted a 26-month sentence of imprisonment for his role in the Tennessee Waltz scandal with the same apparently sincere attitude of contrition with which he had pleaded guilty back in August. Hooks said he was enticed to take FBI sting money by a longtime friend, undercover witness Tim Willis, but “nobody forced me,” Hooks said. “I should have said, ‘Tim, get the hell out of here.’”

  • GOP Leaders Criticize Frist
  • Politics Feature
  • GOP Leaders Criticize Frist

    "Just before the 109th Congress finally adjourned shortly before dawn Saturday, retiring Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist got some last-minute perks for his home state of Tennessee — and took a rhetorical beating from his colleagues. ...
  • Decision Day for Johnson v. Webb
  • Politics Feature
  • Decision Day for Johnson v. Webb

    Tuesday will see the end of the 2006 election season, when either longtime incumbent Carl Johnson or challenger Sharon Webb wins the runoff election for the District 6 Memphis school board position.

  • Iraq Not in a Civil War?
  • Politics Feature
  • Iraq Not in a Civil War?

    Calling the tragedy in Iraq a "civil war" is not only inaccurate. It is morally indefensible, laying the blame for the horrific violence and the destruction of a country and a society upon the victims ...
  • Meet the New Boss..Same as the Old Boss?
  • Politics Feature
  • Meet the New Boss..Same as the Old Boss?

    We congratulate Gale Jones Carson, the longtime communications director for Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton, who, as of the first of the year, is switching over to become communications director for MLGW president Joseph Lee. Question: Will Gale ever get confused as to, er, which one is which?
  • Webb Turns Out School Board Vet Johnson
  • Politics Feature
  • Webb Turns Out School Board Vet Johnson

    Veteran Memphis school board member Carl Johnson, who came within a percentage point of winning his reelection race outright in November, succumbed to opponent Sharon Webb, a Whitehaven minister and member of the Charter Commission, in Tuesday's runoff for Position 6. ...

Opinion

  • Letter from the Editor

    Randy: "Yo, check it out. You had me for a while, but it got a little pitchy. It didn't work for me, Dawg. Sorry."

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Sports

  • Grizzlies Lose Big to Nets
  • Sports Feature
  • Grizzlies Lose Big to Nets

    (AP) - Vince Carter put on a long-range show and set a New Jersey Nets single-game record with nine 3-pointers in a 105-92 victory over the struggling Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night. ...
  • Griz Fall To Clippers, 89-82
  • Sports Feature
  • Griz Fall To Clippers, 89-82

    (AP) - Elton Brand scored 26 points and had a strong defensive effort Saturday night to help the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Memphis Grizzlies 89-82 for their first road victory of the season. ...
  • Inside the Griz
  • Sports Feature
  • Inside the Griz

    "Hate to start with a negative after a rare Griz win, but how did Damon Stoudamire stay on the floor for 13 minutes tonight? Stoudamire’s stat-line (1-4, with 4 turnovers and 4 personal fouls) doesn’t even begin to tell the story. Poor guy could barely walk out there. I’ve suggested it before, but I’ll just come out and say it now: Stoudamire will not play out his contract."

    Read more of Chris Herrington's insights on the Griz at Beyond the Arc, the Flyer's GrizBlog.

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