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  • Sep 20-26, 2007
  • Vol. 1, No. 969

News

  • Radar Failure in Memphis Affects Hundreds of Flights
  • The Daily Buzz
  • Radar Failure in Memphis Affects Hundreds of Flights

    From CNN.com -- Air traffic controllers were forced to use their personal cell phones to reroute hundreds of flights Tuesday after the Federal Aviation Administration's Memphis Center lost radar and telephone service for more than two hours, snarling air traffic in the middle of the nation.

    The FAA's Memphis Center lost communication service Tuesday, affecting FedEx flights and others ...

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  • Mummy Mystery
  • Cover Feature
  • Mummy Mystery

    A Memphis lawyer claimed that the mummy of John Wilkes Booth was stored in his Central Gardens garage. Was he right?

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Politics

  • MAD AS HELL: Let's Taser <i>Them</i>, Bro!
  • Politics Feature
  • MAD AS HELL: Let's Taser Them, Bro!

    Freedom in America has been reduced to keeping our mouths shut while looking the other way. And watching. The whole nation as turned into Chauncey Gardner, the half-witted TV addict of a late '70s movie.
  • Claiming Irregularities, "Candidate" Herenton Moves to Stop Early Voting
  • Politics Feature
  • Claiming Irregularities, "Candidate" Herenton Moves to Stop Early Voting

    So it turns out that Mayor Willie Herenton's claim, some months back, to be the victim of a lurid blackmail plot by his election opponents was just some sort of elementary overture. His latest claim, delivered from the same podium in the Hall of the Mayors at City Hall on Wednesday, may exceed the other one -- both from the standpoint of sensationalism and on the elementary smell test ...
  • GADFLY:  Support  the Troops?
  • Politics Feature
  • GADFLY: Support the Troops?

    It is manipulative at best, and dishonest at worst to justify a continuation of the war based on the need to “support the troops,” and the rush to glorify the military or act like that institution is somehow sacrosanct ignores reality, especially when that reality dictates that institution deserves no more honor, or support, than the dishonorable mission it is fighting.
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  • O.J. Time Again? No, Let's Taser <i>That,</i> Bro!
  • Politics Feature
  • O.J. Time Again? No, Let's Taser That, Bro!

    Freedom in America has been reduced to a matter of our keeping our mouths shut while looking the other way. And watching. The whole nation has turned into Chauncey Gardner, the half-witted TV addict of a late '70s movie.

  • Is the Idea of "Supporting the Troops" a Misnomer?
  • Politics Feature
  • Is the Idea of "Supporting the Troops" a Misnomer?

    Quoth the Gadfly: "It is manipulative at best, and dishonest at worst to justify a continuation of the war based on the need to 'support the troops,' and the rush to glorify the military or act like that institution is somehow sacrosanct ignores reality, especially when that reality dictates that institution deserves no more honor, or support, than the dishonorable mission it is fighting."

Opinion

  • Memphis Muslims Rebut Osama bin Laden
  • Editorial
  • Memphis Muslims Rebut Osama bin Laden

    "We are heartsick at the impact violence in the world is having..... Every religion has some extremist members who commit heinous acts despite the teachings of the religion they follow. Thoughtful people condemn the sinner, not the religion...."

    That's members of the local Islamic community having their say.

  • How I Tried To Screw Up My Vote
  • City Beat
  • How I Tried To Screw Up My Vote

    It is possible but certainly not easy to cast a vote for someone you don't mean to vote for.

    I tried, I really tried.

    Following Mayor/Candidate Willie Herenton's two press conferences Wednesday, I walked over to the Shelby County Election Commission ...

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  • Letter from the Editor

    I'm standing at the grocery-store checkout counter watching a large-haired, gum-snapping clerk drag a bag of coffee over the laser scanner ...

Music

Film/TV

  • "2 Days in Paris" in Memphis
  • Film Features
  • "2 Days in Paris" in Memphis

    2 Days in Paris, Julie Delpy's intimate, exhilarating new film, doesn't have much in common with genteel, starry-eyed rom-coms like Before Sunrise or Before Sunset.

    Warm, fuzzy memories of those two chatty but precious Richard Linklater films, which paired Delpy's French intellectual fantasy chick with Ethan Hawke's pretentious, scheming American backpacker ...

Food & Drink

Sports

  • Former Grizzlies' GM Versace to Run for Congress
  • Sports Feature
  • Former Grizzlies' GM Versace to Run for Congress

    AP -- Former Memphis Grizzlies GM and NBA commentator Dick Versace is looking for a new job: congressman.

    The 67-year-old Versace, a Democrat, said Thursday that he will bid for the 18th Congressional District seat in central Illinois ...

  • Knights Polish Armor for Tigers
  • Sports Feature
  • Knights Polish Armor for Tigers

    For Saturday's game, the UCF Golden Knights may need to fight a letdown, hosting the Memphis Tigers a week after the Texas Longhorns visited their spanking new stadium. But they're saying the right things when it comes to scouting the U of M...
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