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  • Mar 1-7, 2007
  • Vol. 1, No. 940

News

  • Damn the Torpedoes!
  • Cover Feature
  • Damn the Torpedoes!

    Discontented with mayoral plans to build elsewhere, University of Memphis booster Harold Byrd has his own "amazing" vision for an on-campus football stadium.
  • Swoosh!  No Toyota Plant, but We <i>Do</i> Get Nike!
  • The Daily Buzz
  • Swoosh! No Toyota Plant, but We Do Get Nike!

    First, the bad news…well, you already know the bad news. Marion, Arkansas, missed out on the new Toyota plant, which will go to our not-so-near Southern neighbor city in Tupelo. Now for the good news. Nike and Belz Enterprises announced on Friday that the giant footwear company will be building a new 1 million square foot footwear distribution center in Memphis.
  • Lawyer Details Plan for MLGW Investigation
  • The Daily Buzz
  • Lawyer Details Plan for MLGW Investigation

    Attorney Saul Belz, who is leading the independent investigation of MLGW, detailed his plan, and its progress for the Flyer.

    City councilman Tom Marshall, in his capacity as chairman, and the city attorney’s office contacted Belz ...

  • Cybill Digs Reeboks
  • The Daily Buzz
  • Cybill Digs Reeboks

    Cybill Shepherd and Brooke Shields joined Remy Ma, DJ Spinderella and host Downtown Julie Brown at New York's Culture Club Thursday night to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Reebok's Freestyle sneaker. ...
  • Hundreds of MLGW Customers Owe Big Bills
  • The Daily Buzz
  • Hundreds of MLGW Customers Owe Big Bills

    Edmund Ford isn’t the only one not paying his utility bill. The Flyer requested a list of Memphis Light, Gas, and Water (MLGW) customers owing more than $5,000, and hundreds of businesses, branches of city and county government, residential customers, and even MLGW itself are deep in the red. ...
  • Herman Morris' High Tech Press Event
  • The Daily Buzz
  • Herman Morris' High Tech Press Event

    Earlier Wednesday local media were sent an email (the final one in a countdown series that began last week) titled "Bring Our City Back." The body of the email read: "Bring Our City Back ... with a return of integrity, dignity and ability. ...
  • Germantown Goes Green
  • The Daily Buzz
  • Germantown Goes Green

    Al Gore would feel right at home in Germantown tomorrow (except for all those SUVs still driving around with "W" stickers). ...
  • McEachran Pins Morris
  • The Daily Buzz
  • McEachran Pins Morris

    From the Commercial Appeal Website: "I had my wife write me a note documenting her efforts to try resolve this issue and to whom she had talked. With that, I pinned a note to Herman Morris ...
  • Elvis to Vote in New Guinea Elections
  • The Daily Buzz
  • Elvis to Vote in New Guinea Elections

    Reuters News Service is reporting that Elvis Presley plans to be a ghost voter at the 2007 national elections in the jungle-clad South Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea. That is, if you believe the nation's electoral rolls. ...
  • South Walton Beaches Vs. "The Machine"
  • Travel Feature
  • South Walton Beaches Vs. "The Machine"

    Everywhere one goes in the Beaches of South Walton, people say, "10 years ago ...

    "... This was a lonesome beach 10 years ago. None of these strip malls were here 10 years ago. Heck, 10 years ago, this was a two-lane road through a forest. You could get a house around here for nothing 10 years ago. ..."

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Politics

  • It's Official -- Herman Morris Enters Mayor's Race
  • Politics Feature
  • It's Official -- Herman Morris Enters Mayor's Race

    After one of the most prolonged buildups in recent political history, Herman Morris finally did what everyone has known for months he would do - declare his candidacy for mayor of Memphis. In an announcement ceremony at The Peabody, the newly beleaguered former MLGW head offered himself as a "bridge" between the city's disparate racial populations at a "moment of crisis."

  • Two-Man Chairman's Race for Shelby County Democrats
  • Politics Feature
  • Two-Man Chairman's Race for Shelby County Democrats

    So it would seem after Saturday’s preliminary caucus, in which a record crowd showed up at Airways Junior High to elect delegates for the party convention on March 31. Current chairman Matt Kuhn is not seeking reelection, and things are shaping up for a two-man race between lawyer Jay Bailey (left) and minister Keith Norman.

  • Cohen vs. Colbert: Now Let&#146;s Have the Rematch!
  • Politics Feature
  • Cohen vs. Colbert: Now Let’s Have the Rematch!

    Seen Thursday night on Comedy Central’s “Colbert Report,” his dialogue with host Stephen Colbert put Congressman Steve Cohen, a ready man with a quip, in the position instead of trying to force common sense into the plugged-up ear canals of pretend-reactionary Colbert.

Opinion

Music

Film/TV

  • Black Snake Moan Whimpers Opening Weekend
  • Film Features
  • Black Snake Moan Whimpers Opening Weekend

    America, what on earth is wrong with you? Black Snake Moan came in 8th during its opening weekend, behind Wild Hogs (middle-age men on motorcycles) at number one and Ghost Rider (middle-age man on motorcycle on fire) at number three. ...
  • White Possum Scream
  • Film Features
  • White Possum Scream

    One of the true signs that you've arrived as a pop-culture icon is when you get parodied on Saturday Night Live. Memphis director Craig Brewer arrived a week ago ...

Books

Theater

Food & Drink

Sports

  • Anthony Reyes: Bigtime or Bust
  • Sports Feature
  • Anthony Reyes: Bigtime or Bust

    Anthony Reyes spent most of his last two summers in Memphis, as the top prospect in the St. Louis Cardinals’ farm system. Having sported a 6-1 record and 2.57 ERA in 2006, Reyes took a star turn for the parent club last fall, shutting down the Detroit Tigers in Game 1 of the World Series ...
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