Editorial Results (free)
1. Jones, Vols Make Honor Roll With Recruiting Class
- Saturday, February 14, 2015
KNOXVILLE – Butch Jones has done it again.
Tennessee’s football coach has created a national buzz with his 2015 recruiting class.
UT finished with the No. 4 class in the nation as rated by 247Sports and ended up ranked No. 5 by Rivals when the Feb. 4 national signing day was over.
2. Volunteers Needed For Book Distribution
- Wednesday, February 04, 2015
Billed as the largest book distribution in Shelby County’s history, Literacy Mid-South and First Book are seeking volunteers to distribute 500,000 children’s books in the Mid-South this March.
3. Campbell’s Gamble Finally Pays With Scholarship
- Saturday, January 31, 2015
KNOXVILLE – Galen Campbell might get to play a minute here or there as the University of Tennessee men’s basketball team pursues its surprising run toward bubble status for the NCAA tournament.
4. Tigers Lineman to Play in NFLPA Bowl
- Thursday, January 08, 2015
The NFL Players Association has announced University of Memphis offensive lineman Al Bond has committed to play in the 2015 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.
At 6-foot-4 and 305 pounds, Bond was an American Athletic Conference First-Team selection in 2014. He started all 13 games of his senior season at right tackle, playing 895 of 1,012 offensive snaps for the Tigers during the year, including every snap in 10 of 13 games.
5. Market Square, Old City Vie for Knoxville Revelers
- Saturday, December 27, 2014
Christmas wrapping packed away? Check. 2014 all but in the books? Check. Resolutions for 2015 made? Maybe. Check. Making plans for New Year’s Eve? Check. Check.
New Year’s Eve revelers have choices of how they want to ring in 2015 while celebrating a successful – or at least completed – 2014. There’s no time yet for making resolutions when two of the year’s biggest parties are about to blast Knoxville with noisemakers and fireworks.
6. Vol Players See TaxSlayer Win as a Big Step for Program
- Saturday, December 27, 2014
KNOXVILLE – Christmas break has come and gone for the University of Tennessee’s football team. Now it’s back to business.
The Vols return to campus for practice Saturday and, after a Sunday practice, fly to Jacksonville for the Jan. 2 game against Iowa in the TaxSlayer Bowl, formerly the Gator Bowl.
7. Gifts for Family Travelers
- Tuesday, December 23, 2014
It’s Christmas season, and that means it’s gift time. And with the big day a couple of days away, if you’re still looking for ideas for presents, you might be in trouble. While these gifts for family travelers aren’t really the type one “opens,” per se, they might be appreciated more than the latest gadget.
8. Appraisals, Inspections Getting More Complex
- Saturday, December 20, 2014
As if things were not crazy enough in Nashville real estate – with inspectors now writing 50-page reports with scores of photographs, underwriters overwriting and overriding, new disclosures and disclaimers proliferating the transaction – appraisers are requiring more and more documentation.
9. Q&A: Al Bond, University of Memphis senior offensive lineman
- Friday, December 19, 2014
Fast Facts: First-team American Athletic Conference selection; started all 12 games at right tackle, playing 798 of 915 offensive snaps; been starter since midway of freshman year; stands 6-foot-4 and 305 pounds; graduate of Southwind High School; enrolled in graduate school after receiving undergraduate degree in correctional administration.
10. Dobbs the Latest in Line of Dual-Threat UT Quarterbacks
- Saturday, November 29, 2014
If the University of Tennessee’s football team gains bowl eligibility with a victory Saturday at Vanderbilt, it can look back to a quarterback change Oct. 25 against Alabama as a pivotal point in the season.
11. Grizz Holding Food Drive for Mid-South Food Bank
- Monday, December 01, 2014
In their annual tradition, the Memphis Grizzlies and ACH Food Cos. Inc. are teaming up for a canned food drive to benefit the Mid-South Food Bank on Friday, Dec. 5, when the Grizzlies take on the San Antonio Spurs at FedExForum.
12. Vols Unlikely to Repeat November 2013 Collapse
- Saturday, November 15, 2014
KNOXVILLE – University of Tennessee football coach Butch Jones doesn’t have to remind his team about the disappointing fade last November.
UT went 0-3 to start what has historically been its best month of football. First, the Vols lost to Missouri and Auburn. Then a 14-10 loss to Vanderbilt in Neyland Stadium knocked the Vols out of bowl eligibility.
13. Global Banks Fined Billions for Rigging Market
- Thursday, November 13, 2014
LONDON (AP) – Traders with nicknames like the "Three Musketeers" and the "A-Team" plotted over Internet chat rooms to manipulate currency markets for years, profiting at the expense of clients – and then congratulating themselves for their brilliance – regulators said Wednesday, as they fined five banks $3.4 billion.
14. Adams, Stokes Rejoin Grizzlies
- Tuesday, November 11, 2014
The Memphis Grizzlies have recalled rookie guard Jordan Adams and rookie forward/center Jarnell Stokes from the NBA Development League’s Iowa Energy, the Grizzlies’ exclusive D-League affiliate. Both players were assigned to Iowa on Nov. 8.
15. Dobbs Makes Strong Case for Vols Starting QB Job
- Saturday, November 01, 2014
KNOXVILLE – University of Tennessee football coach Butch Jones faces a big question this week about his starting quarterback for Saturday night’s game at South Carolina.
Will it be sophomore Josh Dobbs, whose impressive debut off the bench in last Saturday’s 34-20 loss to No. 4-ranked Alabama gave UT a dual-threat QB?
16. Pain of Losing Makes Wins Sweeter
- Friday, October 31, 2014
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.
17. UT Who? Vols-Ole Miss Game a Mirror Image of ’69
- Saturday, October 18, 2014
KNOXVILLE – Bud Ford usually had no problem wearing the orange blazer in his early days as assistant sports information director at the University of Tennessee.
Not on this day, though. It was Nov. 15, 1969.
18. Grizzlies Waive Guard Luke Hancock
- Wednesday, October 15, 2014
The Memphis Grizzlies waived guard Luke Hancock on Monday, Oct. 13, bringing the roster down to 18 players.
Hancock (6-foot-6, 200 pounds) recorded two points in nine minutes in his lone preseason appearance on Oct. 9 at Houston. Undrafted in the 2014 NBA Draft, the Louisville product signed with the Grizzlies as a free agent on Sept. 25.
19. All Shook Up
- Thursday, October 09, 2014
FedEx founder, chairman and chief executive officer Frederick W. Smith penned a memo in 1987 outlining his desire for the Memphis-based shipping giant to develop ways to assist customers in shipping their packages, including making sure packages arrived undamaged.
20. Prep Coaches, Players Sold on Jones the Recruiter
- Saturday, September 20, 2014
Nothing surprises Murfreesboro Blackman High School football coach Philip Shadowens when it comes to college recruiting.
Shadowens has seen it all – including the flurry of activity created by Blackman senior quarterback and safety Jauan Jennings, rated the No. 18 athlete in the nation by Rivals.com.
21. Jones’ Wide Net Gathers Old Friends, Top Prospects
- Saturday, September 20, 2014
Butch Jones was sitting in the office of Knoxville’s South-Doyle High School athletic director and football coach Clark Duncan during a visit to see recruit Jocquez Bruce last winter.
22. Young Volunteers Face Long Odds at Oklahoma
- Saturday, September 13, 2014
Two games into the 2014 season, and it’s time for the University of Tennessee to play some big-boy football.
The Vols (2-0) took care of business at Neyland Stadium in the first two games against Utah State and Arkansas State.
23. Grizzlies Sign Stokes to Multi-Year Deal
- Wednesday, August 20, 2014
The Memphis Grizzlies signed 2014 second-round draft pick Jarnell Stokes to a multiyear contract, the team has announced. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Stokes (6-foot-9, 263 pounds) was selected by the Utah Jazz in the second round (35th overall) of the 2014 NBA draft and traded to Memphis on draft night for a 2016 second-round draft pick.
24. Pairing Off
- Thursday, July 24, 2014
“Got a pair of nickels for a dime?” “Sure. Here you go: 5, 10, 15 cents.”
On Saturday of the U.S. Open, Frankie Frisco’s “Second Thoughts” column in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette began, “Every golf tournament claims that pairings and tee times are mostly picked at random ….” Going forward, the item reported, as had other news outlets the day before, that a certain pro golfer was unhappy that, for the Open, he and two other golfers had been put in the same threesome for round one.
25. Grizzlies Draftee Adams Signs Multi-Year Deal
- Thursday, July 10, 2014
The Memphis Grizzlies have signed 2014 first-round draft pick Jordan Adams to a multi-year contract. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Adams (6-foot-5, 209 pounds) was selected by Memphis in the first round (22nd overall) of the 2014 NBA Draft after two seasons at UCLA, where he averaged 16.4 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.1 assists and a school-record 2.43 steals on .467 shooting in 30.2 minutes in 69 career games. His 168 career steals rank seventh in Bruins history.
26. Grizzlies Cite Analytics in Adams Pick
- Tuesday, July 01, 2014
On draft night, as the questions from reporters all implied the Grizzlies maybe had reached in taking UCLA shooting guard Jordan Adams at No. 22, interim general manager Chris Wallace went right to the A-word.
27. Grizzlies Seek NBA Draft Night Magic
- Thursday, June 26, 2014
Three years ago, you probably had never heard of Kawhi Leonard. He played at San Diego State, the same school from which the Grizzlies selected guard Jamaal Franklin in the second round of the 2013 NBA Draft.
28. Growth Strategy
- Thursday, June 12, 2014
Cotton helped make Dunavant Enterprises into a worldwide brand, but the family and company have maintained a long-term association with the logistics industry.
Col. William Pemberton Dunavant first ventured into logistics shortly after the Civil War – decades before Dunavant entered into the cotton trade – when he was involved in building short-line railroads in Mississippi.
29. Jackson Showcases Skills for Grizzlies
- Saturday, May 31, 2014
For a day, Joe Jackson again was wearing a blue Memphis jersey – a No. 3 Grizzlies practice jersey.
30. How Low Can We Go?
- Thursday, May 29, 2014
With the S&P 500 back at all-time highs, investors may be experiencing a bit of altitude sickness. With the S&P 500 now up 180 percent from the bottom, it’s right to question how much upside remains. However, the better question might be how much downside lies below.
31. Uphill Struggles
- Thursday, February 20, 2014
I read in the paper about some folks who’ve done well with weight loss and fitness resolutions. They attribute their success to posting goals, activities and results on Facebook. “Got up at 4, started running at 4:30, did three miles. Tomorrow, five.” That kind of thing.
32. The Sweet Spot
- Saturday, February 15, 2014
Gary Wilkes usually doesn’t notice the smell at the family business, Wayne’s Candy Co. Inc., unless he has just returned from vacation.
33. Healing in Las Vegas
- Thursday, February 13, 2014
Last year, I injured my left ring finger. Despite treatment, it got worse. By year’s end, it was popping each time I opened my hand. And hurting like crazy when I squeezed my hand shut. My family doc diagnosed “trigger finger” and assured me minor surgery could fix it.
34. Cameraman’s Collection
- Wednesday, January 01, 2014
Don Newman was a photographer whose pursuit of the perfect shot once took him to the middle of one of the busiest streets in Memphis.
35. Pronoun Showdown Follow-Up
- Thursday, October 31, 2013
A while back, I cited a sports item in which two coaches were, respectively, if not respectfully, cited as having said that a matter was “between he and I” and “between me and him.” I asked which coach was correct, pronoun-wise. Boy-oh-boy, did I ever get viewer mail in response!
36. Airfare Competition Has Airport Authority Optimistic
- Friday, October 18, 2013
Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority officials remain optimistic about the future of Memphis International Airport, thanks to increased airline competition that is driving down airfares for travelers and businesses.
37. Hogue Goes Distance for ‘Golf’ Contest
- Friday, October 11, 2013
The swing and the sound really haven’t changed that much. The swing is still fast and violent. The sound upon contact is a still a loud “ping!” that signals the ball is about to travel a long, long way.
38. Expectations, Talent Sky-High for Tigers
- Friday, September 27, 2013
Four senior guards. Nine new faces, seven of them belonging to freshmen. A new league, the American Athletic Conference. And a home schedule that will feature games against league foes Cincinnati, Connecticut, Louisville and Temple, and non-conference opponent Gonzaga.
39. 24-Hour Run Supports Haiti Medical Missions of Memphis
- Thursday, September 26, 2013
The years and the miles are adding up. And there really couldn’t be one without the other. Seventeen years ago, volunteers from Memphis went to Haiti on a short-term mission trip and saw there was a desperate need for health services.
40. SEC Gaining Reputation as QB Factory
- Friday, September 13, 2013
When No. 1 Alabama and No. 6 Texas A&M clash in College Station this Saturday, much of the pre-game hype will fall on the starting quarterbacks. Forget, for a moment, the off-the-field stuff with the Aggies’ Johnny Manziel. Just think about on the field, him running around and making plays, him winning the Heisman Trophy last season as a freshman.
41. ‘Process’ Keeps Alabama, Saban on Top
- Friday, August 23, 2013
The best coach in college football admitted that he – and everyone else at Alabama – was proud of the team’s recent accomplishments. You know, two straight national titles and, if you want to deal in ancient history, three in the last four years.
42. Chasing a Dream With Hat in Hand
- Friday, August 16, 2013
Cody Hudson hit his first professional home run and trotted around the bases just like he had done at Austin Peay and, before that, Houston High School. He stepped on home plate and then turned toward his team’s dugout – in this case, the dugout of the San Angelo Colts.
43. Airport Elects Brockman President
- Friday, August 16, 2013
With no debate and a unanimous vote, the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority board of commissioners on Thursday, Aug. 15, approved Scott Brockman as the airport’s next president and CEO.
44. Team Effort
- Wednesday, August 07, 2013
A decade ago, about 15 out of every 1,000 infants born in Shelby County were dying before the age of 1 – one of the worst rates in the U.S., and worse than in many developing countries.
In Shelby County, many infants die because they are born too early or too small, said Dr. Giancarlo Mari, chairman of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and a leading specialist in maternal and fetal medicine. Birth defects, prematurity and maternal complications from pregnancy also are leading causes of infant deaths in the first year of life, he said.
45. Johnny Football Frenzy Knows No Bounds
- Friday, July 19, 2013
HOOVER, Ala. – This being SEC Media Days and him being Johnny Football, the blitz was inevitable. The reigning Heisman Trophy winner, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel moved from room to room while grown men and women toting microphones, cameras and tape recorders pursued him like so many bad actors fulfilling the clichéd media moment in a made-for-TV movie.
46. Tennessee Lags in Hospital Care Spending
- Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Hospital care spending in Tennessee averaged $2,160 per person in 2009, a figure that is among the 10 lowest in the nation on a state-by-state comparison.
Tennessee ranked No. 10 in the country for the states with the lowest hospital care spending, including services for outpatient care, operating room fees and the services of physician residents, data from the Kaiser Family Foundation showed. Nationally, hospital spending averaged $2,475 per person in 2009. That’s about 14.6 higher than the average per person hospital spending in Tennessee.
47. Miracle Workers
- Thursday, March 21, 2013
Jennifer Harvey was still several months away from her due date when she developed life-threatening high blood pressure, a condition known as preeclampsia.
- Saturday, February 16, 2013
It was almost 40 years ago, but Nancy Smith remembers the one year the men’s pro tennis tournament was held at the Mid-South Coliseum; her father had box seats. But even more memorable is that not long after the tournament moved to The Racquet Club of Memphis, a young and unknown Czech player came to town and, in that far simpler time, stayed at her parents’ house.
49. Southwest Executive Hints at Airline’s Plan for Memphis
- Thursday, February 14, 2013
The Traffic Club of Memphis’ February luncheon on Tuesday, Feb. 12, featured Wally Devereaux, director of sales and marketing for the Cargo Management Group of Southwest Airlines.
Devereaux’s talk focused primarily on the cargo side of Southwest’s business, but he did drop a few hints of what to expect from the passenger side as 2013 unfolds. Devereaux said he could not comment on airfare questions because he did not know.
50. A Season for More
- Monday, October 29, 2012
Last season, the Grizzlies made the playoffs and even earned home-court advantage for their first-round series against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Last season, the Tigers made the NCAA Tournament after winning the regular season and tournament Conference USA championships.
51. Diamond Adapts to Changes in Trucking Industry
- Friday, August 24, 2012
Richard Sweebe came to Memphis for International Harvester 30 years ago – when the machinery giant was a significant presence in Memphis manufacturing, something it soon would dramatically decrease.
52. Grizz Get Back To Formula That Worked All Year
- Friday, May 11, 2012
Tony Allen has a way of getting to the heart of things. “We went through our All-Star Marc Gasol,” Allen said after the Grizzlies won Game 5 of their playoff series with the Los Angeles Clippers, 92-80, at FedExForum, Gasol scoring 23 points. “He was big for us.”
53. Will Barton: Best Player America Doesn’t Know
- Friday, March 09, 2012
Will Barton scans the college basketball landscape and doesn’t understand his national anonymity.
54. Gasol’s Path Leads Him To NBA All-Star Game
- Friday, February 17, 2012
People smiled and shook their heads. In high school gyms all across Shelby County, the curious came out to see the novelty act that was Pau Gasol’s younger brother and they dismissed the kid. If he looked soft playing for Lausanne Collegiate School against players a foot shorter and 100 pounds lighter – and he did – then he didn’t exactly project as an NBA player.
55. German Radioactive Waste Approved for Tenn.
- Tuesday, June 21, 2011
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (AP) – Federal authorities have approved licenses allowing up to 1,000 tons of low-level radioactive waste from Germany to be brought to Oak Ridge, Tenn., for incineration.
56. Moby Rainbow
- Friday, June 10, 2011
Lucky Catches. Last week I caught a whale. The river was too high to catch this fish, far too much trash churned and turned in its brown rush, far too distracting and suspicious for already suspicious rainbow, much less this wily old monster. I can’t catch this fish. I don’t fish, and people who do fish talk about fish like this, big enough to inspire tales, bigger still each time the tale is told.
57. Aid Sought in DeWitt Spain Flooding
- Friday, May 20, 2011
Memphis International Airport officials have insurance and are talking to the state of Tennessee about paying perhaps as much as 90 percent of the cost from damages to General DeWitt Spain Airport in Frayser.
58. Rogers Named Director Of Germantown Athletic Club
- Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Phil Rogers has joined Germantown Athletic Club as director. Rogers will oversee all daily operations of the club.
Hometown: West Danville, Vt.
Education: B.S. in Exercise Science, University of Mississippi
59. Tablets for Business – Really?
- Wednesday, March 23, 2011
When the original iPad launched, I chuckled at the industry pundits: They were completely underwhelmed. “A big iPod Touch,” and “Too heavy,” they complained.
According to most of the reports I’ve read, Apple shipped half a million in the first week, and sold 1 million in less than a month – unless you choose February for the month!
60. Airport Officials Keep Eye on FAA Reauthorization
- Friday, February 25, 2011
Memphis International Airport officials are keeping a wary eye on Washington as Congress considers renewing the authorization of the Federal Aviation Administration and possibly cutting or keeping flat Airport Improvement Project revenue.
61. Women Reminded to Care for Hearts
- Tuesday, February 08, 2011
Everyone from Memphis television news anchors to cardiologists wore red to work Friday to mark the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign.
Graceland illuminated Elvis’ mansion Friday night and adorned its famous wall with a red banner, which will remain hanging through the end of February to mark American Heart Month, encouraging women to know their risk factors for heart disease.
62. Healthy Industry
- Monday, November 22, 2010
Throughout a prolonged recession and anemic recovery, hospitals and health care companies have given Memphis a powerful antidote to an ailing economy.
They have invested more than a billion dollars in new construction and equipment, expanded operations and kept tens of thousands of people working.
63. Memphians’ Love, Options For Sushi Continue to Grow
- Monday, August 30, 2010
Sushi, the Japanese preparation of raw fish and rice, was unheard of in the United States until after World War II, and then even until the 1970s was largely an exotic phenomenon of the West Coast.
64. Baptist Health Care’s Pounds Elected to Novation Board
- Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Don Pounds, senior vice president and chief financial officer of Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp., has been elected to serve on the board of Novation LLC, the health care supply contracting company for VHA, University HealthSystem Consortium and Provista LLC.
Since coming to Baptist in 1987, Pounds has served in a variety of roles, starting as chief financial officer at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County.
65. Panel Weighs Most Desired Courses for TennCare
- Thursday, October 11, 2007
A TennCare advisory committee meets today to look over the fine print of a new three-year agreement between federal health officials and the state of Tennessee to fund TennCare.
Cato Johnson, the chairman of the committee, is expected to pronounce the deal the best the state could get to continue federal funding of its 14-year-old program that is a substitute for Medicaid. But there won't be a lot of celebration.
66. Archived Article: Benchmark
- Thursday, November 21, 2002
Suit filed over weapons incinerator
Suit filed over weapons incinerator
A U.S. Army plan to burn Cold War-era chemical weapons in Alabama unfairly endangers minorities, a dozen groups contend in a federal lawsuit that seeks to block the incine...
67. Archived Article: Community Focus (mash)
- Friday, June 02, 2000
By STACEY WIEDOWER Mash Bash event helps draw blood donors By STACEY WIEDOWER THE DAILY NEWS In the world of community service, some organizations ask for their volunteers time, some their money, some their blood, sweat and tears. One organization j...
68. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, November 24, 1999
Mary A Mary A. Cuyler has been promoted to audit manager of the Memphis office of BDO Seidman LLP. A certified public accountant, Cuyler is a graduate of the University of Memphis. Shannon Kloek of Hnedak Bobo Group Inc. has been elected president o...