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1. Sherman Breath of Fresh Air for Sportswriters
- Friday, January 24, 2014
I have waited for San Antonio point guard Tony Parker to take a shower, dress, whip a winter scarf around his neck and then say something so boring that my tape recorder yawned.
2. Pondexter’s Injury Latest Setback for Grizzlies
- Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Quincy Pondexter met with the media before the Monday, Dec. 9, game against the Orlando Magic at FedExForum. In a hallway outside the Grizzlies’ locker room, using crutches to move in front of cameras and tape recorders. This is how it goes these days.
3. Council Shares Criticism of Mayor in Mall Debate
- Thursday, November 07, 2013
Memphis City Council members profoundly disagree with one another on how far the city should go to fund a renovation of Southbrook Mall in Whitehaven.
But both sides of the council discussion were of one mind Tuesday, Nov. 5, about their dissatisfaction with the qualified support the administration of Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. has gradually given to the project.
4. Power Companies Dangle Free Nights and Weekends
- Monday, August 19, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – Electric bills have long been take-it-or-leave-it affairs: Pay one rate for all the power you used the month before, no matter when you used it.
But some electric companies want to shake-up that rigid business model. They are increasingly offering plans that sound like come-ons from mobile phone companies: Free nights, free weekends and pre-paid plans.
5. There’s No Such Thing as Time Management
- Monday, August 05, 2013
Yes, I am being a bit nit-picky, but as the title states there is no such thing as time management. Time flows in a forward direction and does not respond to any human attempts to manage it. Therefore, time management strategies are, pardon the pun, a waste of time.
6. Medlock Takes Talents From Soccer Field to Courtroom
- Thursday, May 16, 2013
After graduating from Germantown High School, Steven Medlock left Memphis for the bluegrass of Western Kentucky University.
7. Grizzlies Trying to Create Season to Remember
- Friday, May 03, 2013
Disappointments past can set up unmitigated joy in the present. At its best, that’s how this whole sports fandom thing works.
You invest yourself emotionally (yes, perhaps financially, too) and if you hold the stock (your loyalty) long enough, there’s a nice payoff.
8. Zero Budget – What a Boon
- Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Entrepreneurs come alive when all odds are stacked against them. Think of the famous stories. Walt Disney and Frank Lloyd Wright going bankrupt several times until their visions pay off. Edison brokering the GE deal that meant the West would use the type of electricity the wizard of Menlo Park created. Steve Jobs kicked out of Apple, starting Next. The old saying holds true: the darkest hour is just before the dawn.
9. Maximizing Madison
- Thursday, February 21, 2013
The Downtown strip of Madison Avenue from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law to Fielder Square Apartments in its prime was the city’s financial hub.
It’s seen some successes in recent times – new businesses opening, building renovations and the removal of the makeshift wall at Main and Second streets that interrupted traffic for two years.
10. Photo Library Card Suit Back In Court Tuesday
- Tuesday, July 31, 2012
All sides in the federal court case over the city of Memphis’s photo library cards will be back in Nashville federal court ahead of schedule.
The hearing before U.S. District Court Judge Aleta Trauger that was scheduled for election day -- Thursday, Aug. 2. -- was reset for Tuesday afternoon in Nashville by Trauger when the city renewed its motion rejected by another federal judge in Nashville.
11. TVA Considering Fuel Made From Nuclear Weapons
- Thursday, July 26, 2012
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Valley Authority is preparing an environmental impact statement on the use of fuel made from surplus nuclear weapons to power its nuclear plants.
12. Committee to Disband as Board Considers Next Step
- Thursday, July 26, 2012
The countywide school board’s ad hoc committee to review the schools consolidation plan is about to disband without acting on the plan sent to the board by the schools consolidation planning commission.
13. Referrals Can Help Improve Close Ratios
- Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Sales is a tough job. Having the courage and drive to pick up that phone every day and face potential rejection requires a thick skin and level of dedication unmatched by most.
Consider that the average close ratio is about 10 percent for most salespeople. Those are tough odds.
14. Grizz Have Become NBA’s Chameleons
- Friday, March 30, 2012
Ideally, there is never any mystery about the name of your best player or the name of your second-best player: see Chicago Bulls and 1) Michael Jordan; 2) Scottie Pippen; and 3) Everybody Else.
15. Kings Top Grizzlies 119-110 for Third Straight Win
- Wednesday, March 21, 2012
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Sacramento Kings coach Keith Smart took off his blue jacket and tossed it to DeMarcus Cousins. The fouled-out forward played coach for the final minute, and everybody on the bench enjoyed a laugh.
16. Revealing Character
- Monday, March 05, 2012
Not long after the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature was awarded to “Undefeated” during the 84th annual Academy Awards, the film’s big-name executive producer excitedly sent out a flurry of tweets.
17. Quirky is as Quirky Does
- Thursday, February 09, 2012
In a recent “Under Analysis” column Mark Levison wrote that he finds lawyers “interesting, entertaining and quite often a bit quirky.” He then describes some of the quirky lawyers around him.
18. Grand Masters Arrive at Dixon
- Monday, January 09, 2012
For the New Year, the Dixon Gallery and Gardens chose an exhibition so grand it wouldn’t all fit through the doors.
No problem, said Dixon director Kevin Sharp. Museum officials just expanded the doors.
19. Rebranding: Creating Local Personality
- Wednesday, August 31, 2011
While the services of companies like Coca-Cola, Campbell’s Soup Co. and FedEx vary greatly, all three share a common thread that keeps its following coming back for more – a solid brand.
20. Brewing Loyalty
- Wednesday, June 08, 2011
Many consumers of craft beer may not be fully aware of the operation involved behind each glass.
Local craft breweries, like Memphis-based Ghost River Brewing Co., move beer out the door as fast as they can make it. That’s because small breweries have a set amount of alcohol they can brew, said company principal Chuck Skypeck.
21. MIM Theme Still on at Metal Museum
- Monday, June 06, 2011
Memphis in May 2011 is over, but the celebration continues at the Metal Museum where antique Belgian firearms and outrageous barbecue cookers offer a taste of culture and whimsy.
With “Antique Guns from the Liege Arms Museum” the Metal Museum displays its first all-gun exhibition.
22. Sea Bass Almost Didn’t Make McEwen’s Menu
- Friday, April 29, 2011
One in an occasional series on the signature dishes of local chefs.
The Pan Seared Chilean Sea Bass at McEwen’s on Monroe not only wasn’t foreseen as a signature dish, it wasn’t even supposed to be on the menu.
23. Memphis Aces
- Monday, February 14, 2011
The Racquet Club of Memphis is in full swing this week as it hosts the 2011 Regions Morgan Keegan Championships & Cellular South Cup through Feb. 20.
Big improvements to The Racquet Club, like new video boards for the fans and new locker rooms for players and trainers, are helping to elevate the tournament experience for everyone.
24. Dixon Exhibit Reveals Verve Behind Still Life
- Monday, November 08, 2010
Most Americans are introduced to still life artistry in junior high school art classrooms, the walls of which are usually lined with drawings of fruit bowls and flowers.
But a new exhibit already open at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens shows how dynamic doing nothing can be.
25. Tobey Transformation
- Friday, August 13, 2010
Nicole Heverly, a Midtowner, didn’t have a reason to visit Tobey Park until a couple months ago when it became the site of the city’s first dog park.
“I heard about it, but I would walk my dog and take him to Overton (Park),” said Heverly. “The first time here I was in love with it. Jay has other dogs to play with.”
26. Regulators OK Plan to Police Banks’ Pay Policies
- Tuesday, June 22, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal regulators on Monday adopted a plan to ensure that banks’ pay policies don’t encourage employees to take reckless gambles like those that contributed to the recent financial crisis.
27. Summer Movie Series Lights up Orpheum Stage
- Monday, June 21, 2010
The Broadway season is fading into the summer heat, but The Orpheum Theatre is just getting started on its annual Summer Movie Series offering air conditioning and audience participation in classic and “new classic” films.
28. Out of Bounds
- Monday, November 16, 2009
The August report from the NCAA calls him “student-athlete 1.” Everyone but the NCAA and the University of Memphis calls him Derrick Rose.
29. Racquet Club Undergoes Transformation
- Monday, October 26, 2009
When the world’s best tennis players step off the red carpet and into The Racquet Club of Memphis for the men’s Regions Morgan Keegan Championships and the women’s Cellular South Cup in February, they might not recognize the place.
30. MERI Names Roberts Human Resources Coordinator
- Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Nancy Roberts has joined the Medical Education & Research Institute (MERI) as human resources coordinator.
Roberts joins MERI after working as vice president of organization development for a large apartment real estate investment trust. In addition, Roberts has more than 15 years of HR experience, including serving in the human resources capacity for a large retail operation and a large marketing firm.
31. Carpenter Leaves Ad Agency He Helped Found
- Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Doug Carpenter has sold his interest in the advertising firm carpenter | sullivan | sossaman to fellow managing principal Brian Sullivan for an undisclosed amount, the longtime friends and business partners told The Daily News on Tuesday.
32. Couple Puts Romance in Southern Comfort Food
- Monday, June 22, 2009
A Jill Scott song could have inspired the menu and atmosphere inside The Upper Crust.
Smooth jazz, golden colors and soulful cuisine make it the kind of place where comfort food is served with style. Husband and wife Arthur and Tina Seay said they are big fans of the songstress who wails out her love for her man by telling him what she’ll cook. The Seays just opened the restaurant at 326 S. Cleveland St. All the items on its lunch and dinner menus are less than $10.
33. Millington’s Playhouse 51 Prepares for Season Finale
- Monday, June 08, 2009
Theater isn’t the exclusive territory of Midtown, say members of Playhouse 51, the only community theater group in Millington. However, as the group prepares for its season finale, the participants are concerned about much more than memorizing lines.
34. Obama Caps Executive Pay Tied to Bailout Money
- Thursday, February 05, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama on Wednesday imposed $500,000 caps on senior executive pay for the most distressed financial institutions receiving federal bailout money, saying Americans are upset with “executives being rewarded for failure.”
35. Racquet Club’s New Owners Prepare For Tournaments
- Thursday, January 29, 2009
Doug Carpenter and Brian Sullivan got their start with the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships years ago as ball boys who scrambled across the court during matches to help the world’s best tennis players.
36. AP Study Finds $1.6B Went to Bailed-Out Bank Execs
- Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Banks that have their hands out in Washington this year were handing out multimillion-dollar rewards to their executives last year.
The 116 banks that so far have received taxpayer dollars to boost them through the economic crisis gave their top tier of executives nearly $1.6 billion in salaries, bonuses and other benefits in 2007, an Associated Press analysis found.
37. Local Ownership Group Buys Tennis Club for $4.4M
- Friday, September 05, 2008
Tennis Club of Memphis LLC, a partnership led by Doug Carpenter and Brian Sullivan of the carpenter | sullivan | sossaman advertising firm, has bought The Racquet Club at Memphis at 5111 Sanderlin Ave. in East Memphis for $4.4 million. The amount was almost a quarter less than the Shelby County Assessor of Property’s 2008 appraisal of $5.7 million.
38. Bad Mortgage Timing Leads Wachovia to Post Loss, Cut Dividend, Seek $7 Billion in New Capital
- Tuesday, April 15, 2008
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Wachovia Corp. is getting a lesson in "timing is everything."
The nation's fourth-largest bank reported a $393 million first-quarter loss and has been forced to cut its dividend and seek a $7 billion cash injection to make up for a poorly timed expansion of its mortgage business.
39. Federal Reserve Slashes Interest Rate by a Half-Point; Market Soars
- Wednesday, September 19, 2007
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a bold strike, the Federal Reserve slashed a key interest rate by a half point on Tuesday - the first cut in over four years - and left the door open to further relief to prevent a painful housing slump and jarring credit crunch from driving the country into recession.
40. Barclays Capital Denies It's Heavily Exposed to Mortgage-Backed Fund
- Thursday, August 30, 2007
LONDON (Dow Jones/AP) - Barclays Capital, the investment banking arm of Barclays PLC, has denied it has heavy exposure to four structured investment vehicles it arranged for clients over the past 20 months, and said that it hasn't provided any funding to Sachsen Funding I, a vehicle the bank put together for a unit of Germany's Sachsen LB.
41. Wachovia Says its Golden West Unit Doing OK Even as Mortgage Industry Woes Intensify
- Friday, August 24, 2007
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Wall Street is still not convinced that Wachovia Corp.'s $24 billion purchase last year of one of the country's largest mortgage lenders was a smart bet. But bank executives say the doubters are wrong and insist the takeover is working out just fine.
42. Get Ready For Calvary & the Arts
- Thursday, September 14, 2006
Part-time singer and entertainer Teresa Pate is over the rainbow for Judy Garland. And she intends to put that adulation on display at an intimate concert in November, part of a series that's long been a Downtown Memphis tradition.
43. Major Hollywood Studio Eyes Memphis
- Thursday, August 24, 2006
After producers from Twentieth Century Fox chose the Memphis area as the location for 2005's Academy Award- and Golden Globe-winning movie "Walk the Line," they pointedly told a state official, "Enjoy it - it's the last film we're doing in Tennessee without a strong package of incentives."
44. Developers Discover Art of Catching Flies with Honey
- Monday, March 06, 2006
Gene Gibson isn't what most people think of when they picture a wheeling-and-dealing real estate developer.
He's the president of Jameson & Gibson Construction Co. Inc. and an affable, soft-spoken businessman.
45. Archived Article: Gov
- Friday, June 17, 2005
Report Spells Progress for Shelby Farms Plan
The Daily News
In the ancient world, as history tells it, all roads led to Rome. In Memphis, long-range road plans call for more than 30 new lanes of traffic all leadin...
46. Archived Article: Filmmakers (lead)
- Thursday, September 16, 2004
By Andy Meek
Citys Budding Film Industry Gets Boost
Studio commitment marks new step for Memphis
The Daily News
Its no secret Memphis is becoming a movie industry magnet.
And thanks to a trio of veteran filmmakers, a Memp...
47. Archived Article: Comm Briefs
- Friday, March 09, 2001
During March, Overton Square will host a Sunday Brunch promotion to benefit the Church Health Center During March, Overton Square will host a Sunday Brunch promotion to benefit the Church Health Center. From noon to 3 p.m. each Sunday, customers can...
48. Archived Article: Focus (dogs)
- Friday, February 16, 2001
Its a Dogs Life Dogs lives improve with a little help from friends By MARY DANDO The Daily News Some small businesses in the Memphis area are going to the dogs, but for good reason. Wagging Tails, 6685 Poplar Ave., a specialty store selling gifts an...
49. Archived Article: Ccrfc
- Wednesday, September 13, 2000
CCRFC changes policy CCRFC changes policy to address county needs By Sue Pease The Daily News In an effort to fashion policies to match belt-tightening measures imposed by the county, Center City Revenue Finance Corp. members approved changes Tuesda...
50. Archived Article: Standout St
- Friday, June 09, 2000
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Volunteering spices up life By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News Bettye May knows barbecue. Thats because she volunteers as a Memphis in May barbecue judge. Becoming a barbecue judge involved a daylong training session during which...
51. Archived Article: Cypress (lead)
- Thursday, May 04, 2000
By Stacey Wiedower Retirement units set for East Memphis By Stacey Wiedower The Daily News Construction is about to start on a 180,000-square-foot independent living facility at the southeast corner of Park Avenue and Cherry Road in East Memphis. Th...
52. Archived Article: Standout St
- Friday, December 03, 1999
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Music man Jerry Schilling, president of the Memphis & Shelby County Music Commission, embraces the challenge of learning through life By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News For Jerry Schilling its all about the music. "Im he...
53. Archived Article: Comm Focus
- Friday, May 14, 1999
By STACEY PETSCHAUER Soul spotlight Weekend festival will showcase Memphis talent and celebrate its soul music legacy By STACEY PETSCHAUER The Daily News Any notion that Memphis rich legacy of soul exists only in memories of bygone days will be disp...
54. Archived Article: Ind Liv (lead)
- Tuesday, November 24, 1998
By STACEY PETSCHAUER Senior facility proposed near Harding Academy By STACEY PETSCHAUER The Daily News A request for a 248-unit independent- and assisted-living facility at the southeast corner of Park Avenue and Cherry Road will go before the City ...
55. Archived Article: Wesley Chg
- Thursday, January 29, 1998
Wesley Housing builds Wesley Housing builds 65-unit home for elderly By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News Wesley Housing Corp. has started construction on a 51,000-square-foot home for the elderly on Battle Creek Drive near Bartlett. The two-story fa...