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1. Tennessee Board of Education Names Heyburn Director -

Sara Heyburn, the assistant state commissioner of education, becomes the new executive director of the Tennessee State Board of Education with the new year.

Heyburn’s selection by the board was announced Monday, Nov. 3.

2. Election Commission to Certify August Results -

Shelby County Election Commissioners meet Monday, Aug. 25, to certify the results of the Aug. 7 county general and state and federal primary elections. The unofficial results from the election night count have been audited since then and election commissioners will review those results and vote on certifying them.

3. AIA Tennessee Honors ANF’s Pounders -

Memphis architect Louis R. Pounders of ANF Architects has been awarded the William Strickland Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Institute of Architects Tennessee. ANF is formerly Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects.

4. We’re All Invited -

MEMPHIS, SERVED IN THE SHELL. Following up last week’s column, this from a reader:

“We have no civic pride, half the population is intent on killing as many as they can and the other part lives behind walls or gates. There was a time in the fifties when you could leave your front door unlocked and keys in the car.”

5. Ex-Senator Baker Remembered for Crossing the Aisle -

HUNTSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Former Senate Majority Leader Howard H. Baker Jr. was remembered Tuesday for his ability to bridge political divides in Washington while also establishing the Republican Party as a statewide force in Tennessee.

6. Baker’s Career Mirrored State’s Political Story -

As the week begins, political leaders of both parties and across several generations will gather in East Tennessee for the funeral of former U.S. Sen. Howard Baker.

7. Memphis Economic Indicator Presents Latest Snapshot -

On the qualitative side of the latest Memphis Economic Indicator, a survey measuring general business sentiment produced jointly by The Daily News and Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, respondents tended to put Memphis at a kind of inflection point at the moment.

8. Bill to Allow School Staff to Get Insulin Training -

NASHVILLE (AP) – Missy Gaw's 10-year-old daughter has to have a dose of insulin each time she eats. If no nurse is available to administer the dosage at the girl's Nashville elementary school, then Gaw or her husband drive there to do so.

9. Coley Works Tirelessly To End Human Trafficking -

You may not know it, but human trafficking is a problem in Tennessee. It’s such a problem that Rep. Jim Coley, R-Bartlett, chairman of the House Civil Justice Subcommittee, has dedicated his career in office to fight against the crime in his home state.

10. Luttrell Begins Re-Election Bid for Mayor -

Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell made it official Tuesday, Feb. 11, filing his qualifying petition with the Shelby County Election Commission to run for a second term of office.

11. Tennessee Democrats Struggle With New, Old Factions -

Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron realizes the party faithful in Memphis see some challenges in keeping the faith these days.

12. Overton Park Playground Comes With Risk -

The new playground near Rainbow Lake in Overton Park features something not seen on modern playgrounds in awhile – a metal merry-go-round or roundabout.

The playground, parts of which are still being built, got a good test Saturday, June 8, during what the Overton Park Conservancy billed as a “day of merrymaking.” It was a test of the playground, the renovation around Rainbow Lake and the one-year anniversary of the opening of the nearby Overton Bark dog park.

13. Maximizing Madison -

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.

14. Polls Set to Open for Early Voting -

Shelby County voters start deciding Friday, July 13, general election countywide races for assessor of property, General Sessions Court clerk, district attorney general and a race for a Shelby County Commission seat. The ballot also includes seven races for district seats on the countywide school board.

15. Students at Heart of Coley’s Legislative Work -

It was a year of turmoil in American history and a turning point in the life of one junior student at Messick High School in Memphis.

As current state Rep. Jim Coley, Republican from District 97, remembers it: “(1968) was the year Dr. King was assassinated, I believe on April 4; then six weeks later Robert Kennedy was assassinated in California.”

16. Overton Bark Dog Park to Open In June -

A dog park in Overton Park will be sponsored by the Hollywood Feed pet food company, the Overton Park Conservancy announced Thursday, April 12.

The “Overton Bark” dog park is to open in June on Old Forest Lane near the Rainbow Lake playground.

17. Events -

Leadership Memphis will host an information session about its fellows program Thursday, Nov. 3, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Junior League, 3475 Central Ave. For more information or to register, email Rod Moses at rmoses@leadershipacademy.org.

18. ICAA Tennessee Chapter to Hold Annual Meeting -

The Tennessee Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art will hold its annual meeting Thursday, Nov. 3, and Friday, Nov. 4.

The two-day event will kick off Thursday at 6:30 p.m. with a lecture and book-signing by architect Russell Versaci at the Madison Hotel, 79 Madison Ave. Versaci is author of “Creating a New Old House.” A social will follow.

19. Events -

WKNO-FM will premiere a series by news director Candice Ludlow that will address the issue of gangs in Memphis Wednesday, Nov. 2. The series will air in the morning during “Morning Edition” over the next several weeks. The series examines the Street Crimes Unit program through the eyes of Shelby County Sheriff Sergeant Charles Eldridge, who leads the unit. The program is working to eliminate the presence of gangs and drugs on Memphis’ streets. Morning Edition airs from 4 a.m. to 9 a.m. weekday mornings.

20. Musical Milestone -

Mortimer Levitt was a businessman who built an empire of menswear stores around the country and who also had a deep love of the arts.

So much so that Levitt, who died in 2005, also is the namesake of a foundation set up to fund arts and community-related projects around the country.

21. Stocks Advance on Greek Austerity Vote Hopes -

LONDON (AP) — Global stocks pushed higher Tuesday as investors grew hopeful that Greek lawmakers will pass a vote on another round of austerity measures that should stop any talk of the country imminently defaulting on its debts.

22. High-Style Dining -

Southern country club meets Manhattan chic. Not exactly an everyday mix, but when designer Amy Howard set to work on the interior of John Bragg’s newly relocated restaurant, Circa, she wasn’t aiming for ordinary.

23. House: End Subsidies for White House Hopefuls -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The House has voted to abolish the system of partial federal funding for presidential campaigns.

The legislation passed 239-160. It would end the current system that allows people to check a box on their income tax return and dedicate $3 of their payments to presidential candidates.

24. Sheriff's Race Attracts Hard-Boiled Veterans -

Most of the Democratic and Republican candidates for Shelby County sheriff gathered last month in the office of outgoing Sheriff Mark Luttrell.

25. Events -

David Moore, real estate agent at Home Realty Co. of Memphis, will host “Understanding the Structure of Hard Money Financing for Real Estate Investors and the Law Changes of Purchase Money Notes for Sellers Under the SAFE Act” today and every weekday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Home Realty, 3412 Park Ave. For more information, call 238-8909.

26. Race to the Top -

The age of No Child Left Behind in national education is about to give way to another moniker.

The Race to the Top program is a race between states to get a share of $4.35 billion in federal stimulus money for an education reform effort.

27. TennCut: Why the state Medicaid program is slashing services to thousands of disabled people -

Thyroid disease, congestive heart failure, blood clots, anemia and rheumatoid arthritis are just some of the health problems Memphian Ann B. wakes up to every day. For 11 years, she has been covered under a class of TennCare called Supplemental Social Security, or the “Daniels” class. Ann asked that her last name be kept anonymous.

28. Greenville, S.C., Publisher Elected SNPA President -

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - Steve Brandt, president and publisher of The Greenville (S.C.) News, was elected president of the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association during the SNPA's annual convention Monday.

29. Jobless Hit with Bank Fees on Benefits -

For hundreds of thousands of workers losing their jobs during the recession, there's a new twist to their financial pain: Even as they're collecting unemployment benefits, they're paying bank fees just to get access to their money.

30. Duncan Named Senior VP For Homewood Suites by Hilton -

Bill Duncan has been appointed senior vice president of brand management for Homewood Suites by Hilton and the newly launched Home2 Suites by Hilton.

31. Shell’s Concert Season Begins Thursday -

It was built for less than $12,000 in the 1930s by the city of Memphis and the Works Progress Administration.

But to relaunch the Levitt Shell at Overton Park – which the city closed a few years ago after years of inactivity and disrepair – it took a $1.3 million renovation plus the addition of new equipment, volunteers, staff, an office space and much more. That effort was years in the making, and it culminates Thursday night with the kickoff of the new shell’s inaugural concert season.

32. Rhodes College’s Stuart Receives Distinguished Service Award -

Forrest Stuart, director of financial aid at Rhodes College, recently received the Distinguished Service Award at the spring conference of the Tennessee Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (TASFAA).

33. Lottery Money Would Be Used To Send Iraq, Other Vets to School -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Members of a Senate lottery subcommittee say they support legislation that would use excess lottery funds to allow honorably discharged Iraq and Afghanistan veterans to attend school.

34. Fred Thompson Shakes up His Campaign Staff -

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential hopeful Fred Thompson is shaking up his still-unofficial campaign, replacing his top aide with a former Michigan senator and a veteran Florida strategist.

35. Technology vs. Unique Resume -

In the annals of Memphis mayoral elections, it seems no candidate has run a race quite like Herman Morris Jr.

Morris - Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division's former top executive - has built a campaign operation that boasts the technological edge and efficiency of a small corporation. His supporters can sign up for cell phone text alerts and Internet podcasts. Videos are posted to his Web site.

36. Startup Triumph Bank Works To Fill Desired Market Niches -

If Memphis is a pond, and mega-banks such as SunTrust Banks, Wachovia Corp. and Regions Financial Corp. are whales, then local startup Triumph Bank is a goldfish.

Sometimes, a little fish can make its gargantuan counterparts look like fish out of water.

37. Archived Article: Govt Focus - World-Class Music often starts World-class music in tune with Tennessee manufacturers By Carol Davis Special to The Daily News Each time country recording artist Chely Wright takes the stage, she is backed by more than her talented band she is buoye...

38. Archived Article: Standout St - By SUZANNE THOMPSON Outstanding officer Retired police chief Dennis Joyner puts his experience to work as head of the Mid-South Training Institute By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News When Dennis Joyner was discharged from the Air Force in 1965, he ne...

39. Archived Article: Backpg - By SUZANNE THOMPSON St. Georges Day School adds pre-kindergarten classroom By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News Construction began June 8 on a classroom addition project at St. Georges Day School in Germantown. The classroom will be used for pre-kinde...

40. Archived Article: Real Briefs - City Grocery, a full-service specialty grocery store, has signed a lease with Belz Enterprises to occupy about 11,800 square feet in Peabody Place City Grocery, a full-service specialty grocery store, has signed a lease with Belz Enterprises to occu...

41. Archived Article: Govt Analys - Presidential debates Presidential debates By Berje Yacoubian Special to The Daily News For the past six elections, presidential debates have played a crucial role in crystallizing many voters predispositions about the candidates. Some debates have s...

42. Archived Article: Govt Analys - Politics and peace Politics and peace By Berje Yacoubian Conventional wisdom has it that unless there is a war, President Bill Clinton will be re-elected to a second term this November. Americans generally reward a second term to presidents who mana...

43. Archived Article: Gov Analysis - gov. anal Politics of scandals By Berje Yacoubian Whitewater is no Watergate! And as Ross Perot would say, "You know it, I know it, and the American people know it." What is whitewater anyway? The American Heritage dictionary defines white...

44. Archived Article: Govt Analys - 12/29 Govt analys Presidential Campaigns: The Message By BERJE YACOUBIAN Special to The Daily News A clear and concise message is today more critical in winning the presidency than even the presidential candidate carrying the message. "Its the ...

45. Archived Article: Community Cntr Lj - lj 10/5 cates City sees 27th community center as 'money well-spent' By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News The Raleigh-Frayser area will be the site for the citys next community center, which will offer activities to citizens of all ages and supply kids w...