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1. Memphis Dermatologist Accused of Medicare Fraud -

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Federal prosecutors say a civil complaint has been filed against a Memphis dermatologist accused of defrauding Medicare.

The U.S. attorney's office for West Tennessee said Thursday the complaint has been filed against Dr. George Woodbury and his medical practice, Rheumatology & Dermatology Associates.

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3. University of Memphis Weighing Minimum Wage -

The University of Memphis is considering paying a minimum wage of $10.10 an hour and stepping into a national debate over how much workers should make for their efforts.

University President M. David Rudd told employees in an email last week that he's asked the state Board of Regents to raise base pay for the school's workers up from $8.75 an hour.

4. Sears Secures $7.3 Million Loan on East Memphis Store -

The parent company of Sears has taken out a $7.3 million loan on the store at 4570 Poplar Ave. in East Memphis, part of a broader effort to pump hundreds of millions into the struggling retailer.

5. This week in Memphis history: October 31-November 6 -

2006: Former President Bill Clinton in Memphis to campaign for U.S. Rep. Harold Ford Jr. at Temple of Deliverance Church of God in Christ just days before election day in the U.S. Senate race between Ford, the Democratic nominee and Bob Corker, the Republican nominee. Corker would claim the Senate seat.

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7. Rural Tennessee Museum a Success in First Year -

UNION CITY, Tenn. (AP) – When Discovery Park of America opened on a cornfield in rural Tennessee, its founders expected the museum described as a "mini-Smithsonian" to draw about 150,000 visitors in its first year.

8. Rhodes to Hold 'Memphis Day' Saturday -

Rhodes College opens its campus Saturday, Nov. 1, for “Memphis Day.” The activities, which run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., include five live music performances, an afternoon football game and food trucks.

9. Tennis Tourney Gets New Name, Lower Ticket Prices -

The annual indoor pro tennis tournament at The Racquet Club will feature lower prices and have a new name when it’s held Feb. 9-15 next year.

Dubbed The Memphis Open, the men’s ATP world tour stop will be slashing ticket prices by 15 to 20 percent in all categories, said tournament director Erin Mazurek.

10. Events -

The South Main Art Trolley Tour will be held Friday, Oct. 31, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the South Main Historic Arts District. Email info@southmainmemphis.net.

11. May We Remember -

MAY WE NOTE LEST WE FORGET. The day after Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee died last week, I told my audience that I was going to open my remarks with a question, and I knew I was going to be depressed by the answer.

12. Pain of Losing Makes Wins Sweeter -

So those World Series Champion Kansas City Royals T-shirts are probably headed to Angola and Namibia and Rwanda and Zambia and, well, anyplace but my hometown.

It’s a well-known story now. The manufacturers want to be ready with merchandise for the giddy fan bases eager to celebrate online with their credit cards. So they make championship stuff for both sides.

13. Grizzlies Brass Has Challenge In Analyzing Player Minutes -

It took but a single game for one of the Memphis Grizzlies’ main dilemmas to present itself. Namely, what’s a coach to do when his starters are playing well and the bench is giving him almost nothing?

14. Frayser Battleground for Achievement Schools -

After two years of being confronted with bad student achievement data, teachers at schools on the Achievement School District’s list for a takeover are confronting the ASD and charter organizations with data from the first two years of the state-run district.

15. Mixed-Use Project Looms for Former Lakeland Mall -

Get used to the name Lake District. You’ll probably be hearing more about it in the near future. Lake District is the new name for the revamped project being planned at the old Lakeland Factory Outlet Mall site.

16. Bigger LIFT -

The former Cadence Bank branch on Court Avenue Downtown is the new and bigger home for Community LIFT, the local intermediary with community development corporations founded by a coalition of nonprofits and the city of Memphis four years ago.

17. Memphis Business Journal Moving to East Memphis -

The Memphis Business Journal is preparing to leave Downtown and relocate to East Memphis in 2015.

The weekly business publication said today it’s moving after the first of the year from its 8,000 square feet of space on the sixth floor of Downtown’s Brinkley Plaza office building to 651 Oakleaf Office Lane, where it's leased the nearly 6,000 square foot building.

18. Memphis Business Journal Moving to East Memphis in 2015 -

The Memphis Business Journal is preparing to leave Downtown and relocate to East Memphis in 2015.

The weekly business publication said today it’s moving after the first of the year from its 8,000 square feet of space on the sixth floor of Downtown’s Brinkley Plaza office building to 651 Oakleaf Office Lane, where it's leased the nearly 6,000 square foot building.

19. Newby's Owner Raising Money to Keep Doors Open -

Newby’s owner Todd Adams has turned to crowdfunding to help him raise money that will be used to keep his bar and music venue on the Highland Strip open.

Adams has set up a GoFundMe account to raise $25,000 to help keep the doors open at Newby’s, which Paragon Bank foreclosed on this summer. The owner of Newby’s since 1997, Adams wants to get to the point where he can buy back the property, after which he then has a plan to reshape its layout and include a bevy of additions.

20. Counterpart Wins Three Design Awards -

Memphis-based Counterpart Communication Design has won three American Graphic Design Awards for 2014.

The honors are presented by the publication “Graphic Design USA.” This year marks Counterpart’s ninth year for winning the awards, with a total of 40 in all.

21. NexAir Dedicates Center to Longtime Employee -

Memphis-based nexAir is dedicating the demonstration center at its Bartlett location to operations manager Hugh Nott, who’s retiring this month after 51 years with the company.

NexAir is one of the nation’s largest distributors of atmospheric gases and welding supplies. The Hugh Nott Welding and Cutting Demonstration and Training Center was scheduled to be unveiled at a luncheon in Nott’s honor Wednesday, Oct. 29.

22. Pyramid Vodka Studio Opening in FedExForum -

FedExForum and the Memphis Grizzlies have announced a partnership with Pyramid Vodka, a Big River Distilling Co. venture, which will introduce its premium brand through the new Pyramid Vodka Studio, opening Nov. 11 in the Grand Lobby of FedExForum.

23. Midtown Cash Saver Property Sells for $5.3 Million -

The Cash Saver store on Madison Avenue in Midtown has sold for $5.3 million.

Super Market Developers Inc., an affiliate of Associated Wholesale Grocers Inc., sold the grocery store at 1620 Madison Ave. to LAG Memphis LLC, which is affiliated with New York-based Ladder Capital Finance LLC, according to an Oct. 24 special warranty deed.

24. Events -

Eclectic Eye will host Girls Night Out Thursday, Oct. 30, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at its Midtown boutique, 272 S. Cooper St. The event will feature The Henny Penny Mobile Boutique, a Gia Marina eyebrow specialist, discounted Eclectic Eye eyewear and complimentary treats and themed cocktails. Visit eclectic-eye.com.

25. New Book Captures Iconic Memphis Signs -

It might be easy to overlook the signage that identifies a place or business when considering the wide sweep of Memphis’ topography.

But one Memphis artist took inspiration from the city’s often iconic signs for her newest project, a book on sale now called “Memphis Type History: Signs and Stories from Just Around the Corner.”

26. South Dominates First Playoff Rankings -

The first College Football Playoff Rankings were released this week and if the playoff started today Mississippi State and Ole Miss would hold seeds one and four respectively, with Florida State No. 2 and Auburn No. 3.

27. Early Voting May Have Strong Finish -

Early voting in advance of the Nov. 4 election day looks like it will finish strong in Shelby County in the last four days.

Turnout at the 21 early voting sites across the county spiked to 8,749 on Tuesday, Oct. 28, the highest daily total since the early voting period began Oct. 15. There were 8,150 early voters the day before.

28. Achievement Schools Opposition Finds Frustration -

Charter school operators who are being considered for the next round of schools entering the state-run Achievement School District are facing the most organized opposition effort in the three-year history of the district in Memphis.

29. Downward Trend -

This week, Frontier Airlines began adding six flights a week between Memphis International Airport and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

Around the same time, American Airlines, which offers the most routes between Memphis and Dallas/Fort Worth, added a limited number of $99, one-way fares between Memphis and Dallas/Fort Worth.

30. Midtown Cash Saver Store Sells for $5.3 Million -

The Cash Saver store on Madison Avenue in Midtown has sold for $5.3 million.

Super Market Developers Inc., an affiliate of Associated Wholesale Grocers Inc., sold the grocery store at 1620 Madison Ave. to LAG Memphis LLC, which is affiliated with New York-based Ladder Capital Finance LLC, according to an Oct. 24 special warranty deed.

31. Tigers Picked Third in AAC Basketball Preseason Poll -

The University of Memphis men’s basketball team was picked third in the American Athletic Conference preseason coaches’ poll, the league office announced Wednesday, Oct. 29, during its annual media day held at the New York Athletic Club.

32. SeaPort Cleared for Greenville-Memphis Flights -

GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) – The U.S. Department of Transportation has approved Oregon-based SeaPort Airlines to offer service between Greenville and Memphis, Tennessee.

The Delta Democrat-Times reports the airline hopes to start flying by Thanksgiving.

33. RISE Foundation Adds New Board Members -

The RISE Foundation, a nonprofit that uses financial literacy to help improve the lives of low-income Memphis residents, has added five new members to its board of directors.

The new members are Crystal Oliver, managing director in human resources at FedEx; Jerry Corless, managing partner at MidSouth Financial Group/MassMutual; Brian Woods, finance director at Nike; Paul Blanchard, vice president, supply chain, industrial packaging at International Paper; and Teresa Morris, Memphis district manager at Wells Fargo Bank.

34. Staples Closes Memphis Stores, Keeps Distribution Center -

Just a few years after entering the Memphis market, Staples Inc. has closed all of its local stores, including a location on a prime piece of commercial real estate in East Memphis.

35. Commission Splits on Repeal of Wage Standards -

Shelby County Commissioners split Monday, Oct. 27, on the first reading of two ordinance that would repeal prevailing wage and living wage standards set by the commission in earlier ordinances.

The commission approved on the first of three readings Monday an ordinance that would do away with the county’s prevailing wage standard, which has been moot since a change in Tennessee state law.

36. New Retail Shop Coming to Broad -

City & State is opening its first concept store, at 2625 Broad Ave., in a 2,700-square-foot space that will carry men and women’s clothing, home goods, accessories, an apothecary and more.

37. Wright Medical, Tornier Merge in $3.3 Billion Deal -

Wright Medical Group Inc. of Memphis announced Monday, Oct. 27, a merger of the specialty orthopedic company with Tornier N.V., a global medical device company headquartered in Amsterdam that makes and markets joint replacement and soft tissue repair devices.

38. Events -

Vatterott Career College will hold a car, bike and truck show open house Wednesday, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 6991 Appling Farms Parkway. Attendees can explore vehicles and learn about careers in powersports, diesel and more. Visit vatterott.edu.

39. China’s Growth Gut Check -

The global economy is a symphony of regional and local economies interconnected by trade, interest rates and currency movements. We can generalize the influence of our leading instrumentalists in the following ways.

40. No More ‘Hope and Prayer’ Marketing -

The average company spends 3 to 5 percent of revenue on marketing, which is certainly not a trivial expense. Why, then, do so many companies invest so little time in the construction of the marketing plan that ensures that investment is well spent?

41. Churchill Joins Gateway Group -

Natalie Churchill has joined Gateway Group Personnel as recruiting assistant for the temporary staffing division. In her new role, Churchill will source, qualify and interview candidates to place in positions ranging from accounting, administration (receptionists to executive administrative assistants), medical office, human resources and customer service.

42. ‘State of Black Memphis’ Forum Urges Action -

Each year, the Urban League releases a national report that puts the “state of Black America” in the form of statistics on health care, education, economic power and similar factors.

This year, the Memphis Urban League Young Professionals used the report’s release to start a discussion billed as the “state of Black Memphis.”

43. Charter School Resistance Flares -

When leaders of the Yes Prep charter group walked into a hostile meeting at American Way Middle School Monday, Oct. 27, set up by the Achievement School District, they also walked into a “Save Our School” rally organized by opponents of the school’s takeover by the state-run district.

44. Commission Sets Votes on Health Insurance -

Shelby County Commissioners may not hear a whole lot new in the way of answers between now and a Thursday special meeting to settle the politically volatile issue of changes to health insurance coverage for county government employees.

45. ‘Anything’s Possible’ -

Seated at the same table as guard Tony Allen for the Grizzlies’ 13th Annual Tip-Off Luncheon on Monday, Oct. 27, fan Kim Cherry couldn’t help but notice The Grindfather’s Army fatigues sport coat. It was the booming fashion statement of the day.

46. Shareholder Seeks AutoZone Political Disclosures -

AutoZone’s board of directors is recommending shareholders vote against the motion a shareholder plans to present at the company’s annual meeting in December that would ask the auto parts retailer to provide greater detail on its political spending.

47. Commission Moves Health Insurance Vote to Thursday -

Shelby County Commissioners moved a critical vote on changing health insurance benefits for county employees to a special Thursday, Oct. 30, meeting in a Monday session dominated by the proposed changes.

48. Wright Medical Merges With Tornier In $3.3 Billion Deal -

Wright Medical Group Inc. of Memphis announced Monday, Oct. 27, a merger of the specialty orthopedic company with Tornier N.V., a global medical device company headquartered in Amsterdam that makes and markets joint replacement and soft tissue repair devices.

49. Two Charter Groups Bow Out of New ASD Schools -

Two veteran Memphis charter school operators announced Monday, Oct. 27, that they are bowing out of plans to operate new schools in the state-run Achievement School District next year.

KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools was to run South Side Middle School starting next August, Achievement School District leaders announced earlier this month as they named other Memphis schools who could possibly join the school district and the charter operators they could potentially be matched with.

50. Judge OKs Auction for Crittenden Hospital Assets -

A federal bankruptcy judge has signed off on hiring an auctioneer to sell some assets of the Crittenden Regional Hospital.

The Crittenden Hospital Association filed for bankruptcy last month, reporting $33.3 million in debts and $27.75 million in assets. The bankruptcy filing came after voters approved a special sales tax increase to fund hospital operations, but officials said that wouldn't be enough to keep the hospital afloat.

51. University of Memphis Weighing Minimum Wage -

The University of Memphis is considering paying a minimum wage of $10.10 an hour and stepping into a national debate over how much workers should make for their efforts.

University President M. David Rudd told employees in an email last week that he's asked the state Board of Regents to raise base pay for the school's workers up from $8.75 an hour.

52. Tigers Homecoming to Air on ESPNU Oct. 31  -

The University of Memphis’ football homecoming game this Friday, Oct. 31, kicks off at 7 p.m. and will be televised on ESPNU. The Tigers, who are playing Tulsa at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, are 4-3 overall, 2-1 in the American Athletic Conference, after beating SMU last Saturday.

53. Start Co. Planning Startup Weekend -

The Start Co. organization in Memphis is hosting a Startup Weekend Nov. 7-9 at its Downtown office.

Startup Weekends are part of an international series of events facilitated by UPGlobal, a nonprofit focused on fostering entrepreneurship in 500 cities around the world. The event in Memphis will be female-centric, focused on showcasing the talents of female entrepreneurs, but both men and women are encouraged to come together for the event.

54. Farrell-Calhoun Applies for $2 Million Building Permit -

Farrell-Calhoun Paint Inc. has applied for a $2 million building permit for its Downtown Memphis warehouse.

55. Events -

The Orpheum Theatre will present “Once” Tuesday, Oct. 28, through Nov. 2 at the theater, 203 S. Main St. Buy tickets at orpheum-memphis.com.

56. CWCapital Sheds Willow Lake Buildings -

3900, 4100 Willow Lake Blvd.
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Sale Amount: $1.9 million

57. Early Vote Turnout Lags Behind 2010 -

Early voting turnout in advance of the Nov. 4 Election Day was running about 17,000 voters behind the early vote turnout four years ago for the same election cycle through the second and final weekend in the early voting period.

58. Schools, Development Dominate Germantown Races -

Germantown will have a new mayor once all of the votes are counted Nov. 4 in the city’s municipal elections on the ballot.

But the race between former Germantown Community Services director George Brogdon and alderman Mike Palazzolo likely won’t completely settle the community’s discussion and debate about development and the future of the Germantown Municipal Schools district.

59. Rock On -

The 60th anniversary this year of a seminal moment in the formation of rock ‘n’ roll, a moment that also happens to be a bedrock episode in Memphis music lore, has come with all the attendant tributes and celebrations to be expected for such a milestone.

60. Restoration of Midtown Landmark Days Away -

Renovation of the historic Nineteenth Century Club building on Union Avenue in Midtown will begin in a matter of days, according to a local preservation group.

Crews from Archer Custom Builders will soon begin restoring the historic mansion to its previous glory, according to Memphis Heritage. LRK Inc. is the architect.

61. Redbirds Family Loses Former Player -

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras, a top prospect who played for the Memphis Redbirds the past two seasons, was killed in a car accident on Sunday, Oct. 26, in the Dominican Republic. He was 22.

62. Grizzlies Part of Crowded Western Conference Race -

Calling it the Wild West just doesn't do it justice anymore.

The NBA's Western Conference is brutal. It's loaded with talent. And the eight teams that make it through a gruelingly competitive regular season to reach the playoffs will only find slugging their way to the NBA Finals even more daunting.

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64. Halloween Festivities Part of Tigers Football -

The University of Memphis athletics department is hosting activities for trick-or-treaters of all ages prior to the Tigers’ Homecoming game vs. Tulsa Friday, Oct. 31.

Memphis is promoting trick-or-treating on Tiger Lane from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., a concert with rocker Bret Michaels at 5 p.m., a costume contest with Pouncer at 6 p.m. and a pre-game pep rally at 6:15 p.m.

65. Memphis Signage Book Now Available -

“Memphis Type History,” a book collecting images and photos of interesting and iconic Memphis signs, is on sale now.

The book includes illustrations from painter Rebecca Phillips who re-created many signs from around the city, including those of landmarks like the Arcade Restaurant, the Lorraine Motel and the Lamar Theater, among others.

66. Grizz Development Team to Play at FedExForum -

The Memphis Grizzlies’ NBA Development League affiliate, the Iowa Energy, will play the Miami Heat’s affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce, at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8, at FedExForum. Doors open at 4 p.m.

67. Sears Secures $7.3 Million Loan on East Memphis Store -

The parent company of Sears has taken out a $7.3 million loan on the store at 4570 Poplar Ave. in East Memphis, part of a broader effort to pump hundreds of millions into the struggling retailer.

68. Events -

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation will hold a presentation and public hearing on the 2015-2025 Solid Waste and Materials Management Plan Monday, Oct. 27, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library meeting room A, 3030 Poplar Ave. Visit tn.gov/environment/solid-waste to review the draft plan.

69. Key Tools for the Backend of Innovation -

Alekasandro Grabulou, director of innovation and development of Philips, talks about key tools for redefining the role of innovation in a fast-paced era.

Philips is a leader in health care, consumer lifestyle and lighting. And, they fused their front end and back end innovation efforts with great results and a compelling story.

70. I Choose Memphis: Edward C-W Harper IV -

“I Choose Memphis” spotlights Memphians who are passionate about calling this community home. New Memphis Institute provides the profiles.

Name: Edward C-W Harper IV

71. Succession Plan Charts Future For Linkous Construction -

As children, Jamie and Rusty Linkous used to hop in the family vehicle with their parents, R.E. and Clare Linkous, and visit work sites, watching firsthand the hard work their parents put into altering the built landscape of the city.

72. Porter-Leath Extends Reach of Books From Birth -

Each month, the Shelby County Books from Birth program distributes more than 39,000 books via the mail to homes with children age 5 and younger. It’s an impressive effort.

But since the program started here in 2005, there has always been a major challenge: How to get books to kids whose addresses are always changing?

73. Memphis Economic Indicator Finds Optimism -

The latest Memphis Economic Indicator, a quarterly survey measuring general business sentiment produced jointly by The Daily News and Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, found a downward trend in sentiment measured by almost all of the survey’s six standard questions.

74. Hard Rock Priority -

When Hard Rock Café opened in the late 1990s at Beale and Hernando streets it was a late realization of a brand-specific goal city leaders had pursued while The Pyramid was being built in the late 1980s.

75. Marketing Association Approves Memphis Chapter -

Memphis is now home to the 75th local chapter of the American Marketing Association.

Memphis marketers have been working since June to attain that charter from the national association. RedRover founder and CEO Lori Turner-Wilson is president of the Memphis AMA.

76. Regional One Health Receives Grant -

A $100,000 grant from Susan G. Komen Memphis-Mid-South will help the Regional One Health Foundation provide 1,000 free mammograms and follow-up diagnostic care for uninsured women in the Greater Memphis area.

77. Women’s Players Receive Preseason Recognition -

University of Memphis women’s basketball players Ariel Hearn and Asianna Fuqua-Bey have been named to CollegeSportsMadness.com American Athletic Conference pre-season team.

78. Horseshoe Club, English Join Forces at FedExForum -

FedExForum and the Memphis Grizzlies have announced a renewed and expanded signature partnership with Horseshoe Tunica that will transform the space formerly known as Lexus Lounge into the Horseshoe Club Featuring Kelly English.

79. Jurex Offers Expert Witness Training For Nurses -

The Jurex Center for Legal Nurse Consulting of Memphis is offering a two-day course Oct. 25 and 26 in Memphis to certify nurses and doctors to be expert witnesses and consultants in lawsuits.

The two-day course is 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Hampton Inn and Suites, 962 S. Shady Grove Road, the only time in the year that it is offered in that form.

80. Tigers’ Nichols to Miss Week of Practice -

University of Memphis sophomore forward Austin Nichols is expected to miss about a week of practice due to a shoulder injury.

81. State of Black Memphis Symposium Monday -

The Memphis Urban League Young Professionals release their findings Monday, Oct. 27, in a State of Black Memphis report and symposium at the National Civil Rights Museum.

The group releases an annual report that is a compilation of data.

82. Doggie Disco Highlights Harbor Town Dog Show -

The Annual Harbor Town Dog Show, presented by Downtown Animal Hospital, will take place at noon Sunday, Nov. 2, at Nursery Park in Harbor Town.

“This is the 12th year of this event, and we expect to have a great show and a wonderful turnout,” said Pam Mackey, dog show organizer. “We always love supporting the Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County in its work to help injured and abused animals.”

83. All-Star Game to Showcase Standouts -

The 13th Annual AutoZone Liberty Bowl High School All-Star Game will be played on Dec. 13 and feature more than 80 of the top players from Shelby County’s public schools and private schools in the Memphis area.

84. Council Delays Vote on Graceland-Area Car Lot -

Memphis City Council members delayed a vote Tuesday, Oct. 22, on a used car lot on Elvis Presley Boulevard near the site of the new Guesthouse at Graceland 140-room resort-style hotel.

The used car lot at 3510 Elvis Presley Blvd. would be a new site for the Hot Wheels car lot, which is farther south on Elvis Presley Boulevard on property owned by Graceland.

85. Clerk’s Office Employee Indicted on Federal Charges -

Tammy Brooks Carpenter, an employee of the Memphis City Court Clerk’s office, faces a federal charge of embezzlement for partially voiding payments of 188 traffic tickets written by Memphis Police and keeping some of the money those drivers paid.

86. Davidson Named Engineer for Corps of Engineers -

Donny D. Davidson Jr. is the new chief of engineering and construction division for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Memphis District.

Davidson comes to the position from being chief of the Memphis District’s construction branch.

87. Mahaffey Among Fastest Growing Businesses -

Mahaffey Tent & Event Rentals has been named to a list of the fastest-growing inner-city businesses in the U.S.

The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City and Fortune Magazine included the Memphis-based business at number 90 on the list of 100 businesses.

88. Allen, Lee Named Grizzlies Starters -

The guesswork over who would start on the wings for the Memphis Grizzlies on Oct. 29 in the season opener vs. Minnesota at FedExForum is over. Coach Dave Joerger has named Tony Allen and Courtney Lee starters, joining point guard Mike Conley, power forward Zach Randolph and center Marc Gasol.

89. Zebra Lounge Piano Bar Opens for Business -

The Zebra Lounge, a piano bar featuring live music by Memphis musicians seven nights a week, opened in Overton Square on Thursday, Oct. 23.

The original Zebra Lounge is a landmark Chicago bar founded in 1929. The Zebra Lounge ownership team, impressed with the uniqueness of Memphis and the city’s musical history and current crop of talent, tapped the Bluff City for its second location.

90. MIFA Appoints Two to Organization’s Staff -

The Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association (MIFA) has appointed Andrea Hill manager of MIFA’s COOL (College Offers Opportunity for Life) program and Genevieve Hill-Thomas has joined the nonprofit organization’s staff as corporate giving development officer.

91. Athletic/Ortho Facility Opens in Collierville -

D1 Sports Holdings LLC and Ortho One Sports Medicine have teamed up to open a sports training and therapy facility in Memphis. In addition, the business is co-owned by Tennessee Titans offensive lineman Michael Oher.

92. Wharton, Norris Speak at Rape Kit Summit -

Tennessee Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris and Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. spoke at a summit in Cleveland, Ohio, to discuss the handling of rape kit backlogs.

93. Memphis Sports Legend Bramlett Passes Away -

John “Bull” Bramlett, who starred for the University of Memphis in football and baseball, and played in the NFL, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 23. He was 73.

John Bramlett was a great football and baseball player for the University of Memphis, and we are deeply saddened by his passing,” Tom Bowen, director of athletics at the University of Memphis, said in a statement. “John made a lasting impression in all that he did both on the football field and in his work and ministry. God bless his family.”

94. FedEx Predicts Increase in Holiday Deliveries -

FedEx expects another record for holiday-season deliveries.

The company forecast that deliveries between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve will rise 8.8 percent over last year, to 290 million shipments. That's a more subdued forecast than a year ago, when FedEx predicted 13 percent growth for the season.

95. Events -

RiverArtsFest 2014 will be held Friday, Oct. 24, through Sunday, Oct. 26, in the South Main Historic Arts District. The festival will feature a juried artist market, 50 musical acts, food courts, interactive art stations and more. Admission is free on Friday and $5 on Saturday and Sunday. Visit riverartsmemphis.org for hours and more information.

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97. This week in Memphis history: October 24-30 -

2009: Former Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton said he had received a “target” letter from federal prosecutors indicating he was the target of a federal investigation into an option he had on the land where the Greyhound bus terminal then stood. Ultimately the investigation went nowhere.

98. Editorial: Senate Race Shows Landscape is Changing -

What the race on the November ballot for the U.S. Senate says about our current political environment goes beyond whatever the results will be.

To us, it says our politics is changing. The deck is being shuffled and there are new players at the table. There are also new potential players watching the game.

99. Alexander vs. Ball -

Lamar Alexander and Gordon Ball were on the same campaign trail but different races at about this time 36 years ago.

100. Hard Rock CEO Shows Interest In Memphis Hotel -

The president and chief executive officer of Hard Rock Café International Inc. said Thursday, Oct. 23, with the new Beale Street location for Hard Rock, he is interested in a Hard Rock hotel as an extension of the business in Memphis.