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  • Jul 17-23, 2008
  • Vol. 1, No. 1012

News

  • Ask Vance: Old, Mysterious Graves in Collierville
  • News Feature
  • Ask Vance: Old, Mysterious Graves in Collierville

    I've written before about gravestones in Bethany Church Cemetery, a shady burial ground tucked away in the county north of Collierville. It's filled with old and interesting markers, but none are so intriguing as a row of seven flat stones marking the last resting place of the children of the Archer family ...
  • <i>Flyer</i>, <i>Memphis</i> Magazine Reap Awards Bounty from SPJ in Atlanta
  • The Daily Buzz
  • Flyer, Memphis Magazine Reap Awards Bounty from SPJ in Atlanta

    The Memphis Flyer and its sister publication, Memphis Magazine, made a strong showing Saturday night at the annual Southeastern States "Green Eyeshades" awards meeting of the Society for Professional Journalists in Atlanta, finishing at or near the top in competition with periodicals from 11 other states.

  • John Ford Guilty on All  Counts in TennCare Case
  • The Daily Buzz
  • John Ford Guilty on All Counts in TennCare Case

    Former state Senator John Ford, already serving a 5 1/2-year federal prison term in Louisiana for bribery and extortion in connection with the Tennessee Waltz scandal, was convicted by a jury in federal court in Nashville on Friday of two counts of wire fraud and four counts of making false statements on behalf of a state TennCare contractor.
  • Whitten Road Hotel Closed
  • The Daily Buzz
  • Whitten Road Hotel Closed

    After a year-long undercover investigation by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Narcotics and Street Crimes bureaus, the East Memphis Traveler’s Inn has been temporarily closed.

    The hotel, located at 1776 Whitten Road, was closed as a result of a public nuisance action.

    On Tuesday, the grand jury indicted 11 people on 15 counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to manufacture, distribute, or sell.

  • Hannah Montana: Through Memphis "Eyes"
  • The Daily Buzz
  • Hannah Montana: Through Memphis "Eyes"

    On July 26th, millions of American tween girls (and yes, a few boys), will be glued to Disney Channel for the closest thing to a Hannah Montana concert -- in their own living room! -- as they'll ever get. The broadcast, you see, will be in 3-D.

    And the millions of 3-D glasses that will be worn that night were manufactured here in Memphis ...

  • After Rampage's Rampage
  • The Daily Buzz
  • After Rampage's Rampage

    Gossip site TMZ is reporting that Memphis native -- and ultimate fighter -- Quinton "Rampage" Jackson was picked up by police yesterday afternoon.

    A day before, Jackson had apparently gone on a different kind of rampage ...

  • Work Begins on Beale Street Landing
  • The Daily Buzz
  • Work Begins on Beale Street Landing

    Construction started this week on Beale Street Landing, the $30 million boat landing at the north end of Tom Lee Park.

    Workers were moving building materials and a large crane on to the site. The project is scheduled for completion in 2010. It will cover a total of six acres and add four acres to Tom Lee Park by building a dam in the river and filling in behind it. A small wetlands area at the tip of the park will be eliminated ...

  • Herenton, Cash Make Nice at City Hall Reception
  • The Daily Buzz
  • Herenton, Cash Make Nice at City Hall Reception

    On the same day, ironically, that city government and the school board were locking horns in Chancery Court over next year's funding, the incoming schools superintendent and the city's longstanding mayor made public peace at a City Hall reception that ushered in a new and uncertain era for both local institutions.
  • MLGW Wants You on YouTube
  • The Daily Buzz
  • MLGW Wants You on YouTube

    Memphis, Light, Gas and Water recently announced that utility prices would rise by 30 percent. Now the utility is encouraging customers to cut back on energy use by "greening" their homes and then videotaping the evidence ...

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Politics

Opinion

  • How Fast Can Kriner Cash Turn Memphis Schools Around?
  • Viewpoint
  • How Fast Can Kriner Cash Turn Memphis Schools Around?

    How soon can Memphis expect to see improvements in the Memphis City Schools under new superintendent Dr. Kriner Cash?

    Test results coming out of the Washington D.C. public schools, a system that is smaller but demographically similar to Memphis, show significant gains in the first year under new superintendent Michelle Rhee ...

  • Chris Davis Explains It All ... Again
  • Viewpoint
  • Chris Davis Explains It All ... Again

    It's difficult to listen to McCain surrogate Randy Scheunemann's criticisms of Barack Obama without being reminded of George W. Bush's immortal words, "If you fool me ... you can't get fooled again." Because when it comes to fooling the American people, Scheunemann's been closely affiliated with some true masters of the form ...
  • Bianca Knows Best ... And Helps a Cougar
  • Viewpoint
  • Bianca Knows Best ... And Helps a Cougar

    Dear Bianca,

    I think something is horribly wrong with me. I can't keep a man for more than a few months before he moves away. My last two boyfriends have left town after accepting promotions or taking new jobs.

    Neither relationship has been serious enough to warrant me packing up and leaving with them ...

  • The Rant: Memphis Music Fans Suck
  • The Rant
  • The Rant: Memphis Music Fans Suck

    "We've lost our way."

    I use this phrase a lot when I talk about national politics. But I'm using it now regarding the Robert Plant and Alison Krauss show on Mud Island last week. I'm a recording engineer and former rock-star wannabe. It takes an act of Congress to get me out and see a concert anymore. But the lure of this once-in-a-lifetime show did the trick.

    As I sat in my fifth-row center seat, I was reminded yet again why Memphis has lost its way ...

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  • Letter from the Editor

    When our senators and presidents and Supreme Court justices stop driving, pumping gas, and buying groceries, they lose touch ...

Music

  • <i>$5 Cover</i> Concert Tonight.
  • Music Features
  • $5 Cover Concert Tonight.

    $5 Cover is free tonight as Craig Brewer begins shooting on his Memphis-music themed online series at the New Daisy Theatre. Doors open at 7 p.m. for the free concert, which will feature longtime Memphis rap fixture Al Kapone as an opening act and a headline set from rap-rock cult fave Muck Sticky, whose performance will be shot for a $5 Cover segment. The show is open to the public and, like we said, totally free.
  • Beale Street Caravan Fundraiser Tonight
  • Music Features
  • Beale Street Caravan Fundraiser Tonight

    Local harmonica great Billy Gibson will host a fund-raiser for the syndicated radio show Beale Street Caravan tonight at the new Ground Zero Blues Club downtown. Tickets to the event are $75 a person and include food, an open bar, and a harmonica (with free lessons). There also will be a live and silent auction. The event is slated to run from 6 to 9 p.m.

Film/TV

  • Big Red
  • Film Features
  • Big Red

    Hellboy II is a visual marvel, but not as involving the second time around.
  • The Dark Knight Delivers
  • Film Features
  • The Dark Knight Delivers

    The summer's most anticipated film, The Dark Knight, opens tonight with apparently sold-out midnight shows. Good luck getting a ticket this weekend. Does this latest Batman installment, which features the final completed film performance by the late Heath Ledger as iconic villain the Joker, live up to the hype? Get Chris Herrington's verdict after the jump.

Art

Theater

Food & Drink

Real Estate

Sports

  • Former Tiger Shawne Williams Nipped with Bud ... Again
  • Sports Feature
  • Former Tiger Shawne Williams Nipped with Bud ... Again

    Former Memphis Tiger basketball star Shawne Williams -- now with the NBA Indiana pacers -- was pulled over in Indianapolis yesterday and charged with window tint and seatbelt violations. A passenger in Williams' car, Darryl Smith, 21, of Memphis, was charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana ...
  • FROM MY SEAT: The Star-Studded '08 All-Star Game
  • From My Seat
  • FROM MY SEAT: The Star-Studded '08 All-Star Game

    J.D. Drew, crowned MVP in the American League's latest All-Star Game win over its National League rivals, was one of several players with Memphis connections in the 2008 mid-season classic. Frank Murtaugh reviews that and other aspects of last week's game.

Special Sections

  • Get Out This Weekend in Memphis
  • Annual Manual
  • Get Out This Weekend in Memphis

    Don't stay home moping from the heat this weekend. Get out and do something! Here are few recommendations to get you started on the path to a fuller social life:

    See Joey Lauren Adams from Mallrats and Chasing Amy at the Mississippi Lay-By Music and Literature Festival on Friday night ...

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