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1. Lot of Love Remains for Tennis Tourney -

The U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships at the Racquet Club of Memphis serves as a reminder of the city’s unique sports mix and how much that mix says about our civic aspirations.

It is a welcome reminder after the last month of incessant chatter about being a “small market” NBA franchise.

2. Dunavant Acquires Houston-based Intermodal Firm -

Memphis-based Dunavant Enterprises Inc., which recently shifted its focus from cotton to logistics, has acquired Trans Gulf Transportation Inc., a Houston-based transportation company that specializes in intermodal drayage and trucking operations.

3. Dunavant Acquires Houston-Based Intermodal Firm -

Memphis-based Dunavant Enterprises Inc., which recently shifted its focus from cotton to logistics, has acquired Trans Gulf Transportation Inc., a Houston-based transportation company that specializes in intermodal drayage and trucking operations.

4. Lasting Legacies -

Consider the continent as it was when Memphis was founded in 1819. No railroads crisscrossed the land and Tennessee roads would not be paved until after World War I.

For a city to thrive and prosper, transportation would be paramount. For Memphis, the Mississippi River, an integral artery of commerce and communication in America, would be its gateway to greatness.

5. Novelist and Attorney Gillen Recalls Time on Cotton Row -

Neal P. Gillen is an attorney and author whose seventh novel was recently published.

“The Night Clerks” is a murder mystery with plenty of Memphis connections.

Gillen, general counsel for the American Cotton Shippers Association in Washington has also written a poem about the Little Tea Shop, the Downtown institution on Cotton Row known for its clientele from the Memphis legal community.

6. Memphians: Face it, You’re Funky -

funky adjective (funkier, funkiest ) informal
1 (of music) having or using a strong dance rhythm, in particular that of funk : some excellent funky beats.
• modern and stylish in an unconventional or striking way : She likes wearing funky clothes.
2 strongly musty : Cooked greens make the kitchen smell really funky.

7. JUST DUCKY -

While they may look like ducks and float like ducks, you can't quite call them ducks - and that is exactly the point.

A good duck decoy does all those things well enough to lure the water-dwelling birds into the sights of waiting hunters.

8. Annual Outdoors Expo Ducks Out for Good -

The Ducks Unlimited Expo is now a thing of the past.

Organizers at DU have decided officially to eliminate the event, citing other fund-raising opportunities as a reason.

Last year was the first year for the DU Expo, which replaced the popular Great Outdoors Festival after its 10-year run ended. Those who faithfully attended the events would have been gearing up for the expo in the coming month.

9. Private Involvement in Public Schools Offers Hope -

In a speech to the nation's governors at an education summit last year, Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates called the nation's high schools obsolete - and his ideas about how to fix that problem are having a profound effect on the way Memphis schools operate.

10. Local Researchers Study Avian Flu Threat -

It's hard to miss the fact that the world is on edge over a strain of influenza that regularly kills birds and could someday expand its deadly reach among humans.

It's especially hard to miss when world leaders say the worst-case scenario is so frightening that much more should have been done long ago to be ready for it. U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt said as much in a recent interview with Newsweek, giving his take on the H5N1 strain of avian flu that has caused the deaths of more than 100 million domesticated birds since 2003, infected 122 people since 2004 and killed 62 of them.

11. Boy Scouts to HonorCotton Industry Leader - Memphis cotton magnate Billy Dunavant is being honored this week by the Chickasaw Council of Boy Scouts of America for a lifetime of community service. The council's Distinguished Citizen Award, to be presented at a banquet at 6:30 p.m. today at The

12. DU, Arts Council Host National Event -

Even before it was announced that the Federal Duck Stamp Art Competition was leaving Washington, D.C., for the first time in its 71-year history to come to Memphis, the national contest already had a few connections to the Bluff City.

13. Archived Article: Lead - By Andy Meek

Cotton Museum Set for Front Street

Cotton merchant dedicates space to Downtowns past

ANDY MEEK

The Daily News

At The Little Tea Shop in Downtown Memphis, theres a portrait of 12 businessmen behind the cash register, a gro...

14. Archived Article: Mus P2 - MUS to dedicate school, campus center MUS to dedicate school, campus center Memphis University School will dedicate the new Dunavant Upper School and MUS Campus Center in festivities beginning at 2 p.m. April 21. The event will take place in the cam...

15. Archived Article: Standout - Bill Dunavant Cotton ambassador By MARY DANDO The Daily News Despite reports to the contrary, cotton is still king in Memphis. And William Buchanan "Bill" Dunavant III should know. Recently elected president of Cotton Council International...

16. Archived Article: Back Filler - Four gifts worth $1 million have helped launch a $2 Four gifts worth $1 million have helped launch a $2.7 million fund-raising campaign by Partners In Public Education. The non-profit organization will use the money to further support reform initiat...