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1. After Netflix, Adobe Extends Parental Leave Policy -

NEW YORK (AP) — Adobe is the latest tech company to extend its paid parental leave policy after Netflix said it would offer corporate employees up to a year of paid leave to care for new babies.

2. Budding Business -

When you enter the freshly opened Sprouts Farmers Market store in Lakeland, look up.

What you won’t see in the airy, openly designed grocery store are the aisle signs with numbers and product listings found in most grocery stores and retail outlets.

3. 'The Wizard of Oz' Coming to Collierville’s Harrell Theatre -

From April 17-27, The Harrell Theatre in Collierville will be home to a stage production of “The Wizard of Oz.”

Join Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion and Tin Man as they travel to the Land of Oz and meet the munchkins, witches and the Wizard himself.

4. Crone Promoted at Trane Mid-South -

Jim Crone has been promoted to comprehensive solutions business development manager with Trane Mid-South. In his new role, Crone will work with large commercial, industrial and institutional customers throughout the Mid-South to develop performance-based comprehensive solutions for capital improvements and operational efficiencies.

5. State Agrees to Close Developmental Center -

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – State officials have agreed to close a large facility in East Tennessee that houses mentally disabled people, but local officials say they will argue to keep it open.

6. House GOP Sues Administration Over Health Care Law -

WASHINGTON (AP) – House Republicans sued the Obama administration on Friday over its implementation of President Barack Obama's health care law, saying he had overstepped his legal authority in carrying out the program.

7. Chancery Court Clerk Names Hall Administrator -

Attorney Aaron Hall is the new chief administrative officer of the Shelby County Chancery Court Clerk’s office.

8. Bible Joins Shea Moskovitz & McGhee -

Kirkland Bible has joined family law firm Shea Moskovitz & McGhee as an associate. In her new position, Bible will represent clients in a variety of family law matters, including divorce, post-divorce and child custody matters.

9. New CBU Athletic Director Has Lofty Goals On, Off Field -

For generations, the athletic director’s chair received one aging coach after another. It was just the way the college athletics world turned.

After many years, or even decades, the coach would ascend to a bigger office away from the sidelines and guide the program, sharing with young coaches the mistakes he had already made, and hoping at the end of each sports season he was counting more wins than losses.

10. Sprouts Confirms Lakeland, Germantown Stores in 2015 -

Sprouts Farmers Market, a fast-growing specialty grocery chain, has confirmed it will open two Memphis-area stores in 2015, one in Germantown and another in Lakeland.

Sprouts will turn the 30,000-square-foot former Schnucks location at The Shops of Forest Hill at Poplar Avenue and Forest Hill-Irene Road in Germantown into one of its stores, which replicate the look and feel of an indoor farmers market and specialize in fresh, organic and healthy food.

11. Memphis Women’s Basketball Holding Fastbreak Picnic -

The Fastbreak Club, the official booster club of the Memphis women’s basketball team, will host a fall picnic for its members Sunday, Sept. 7, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Penny Hardaway Hall of Fame Building.

12. Memphis Women’s Basketball Holding Fastbreak Picnic -

The Fastbreak Club, the official booster club of the Memphis women’s basketball team, will host a fall picnic for its members Sunday, Sept. 7, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Penny Hardaway Hall of Fame Building.

13. Madonna Learning Center Files $3.5 Million Loan -

Madonna Learning Center, a school for children and young adults with special needs, has filed a $3.5 million loan on its 7007 Poplar Ave. location in Germantown, which is undergoing an expansion.

14. UTHSC Professor Receives $2.5 Million Grant -

Donna K. Hathaway, University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Advanced Practice and Doctoral Studies in the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has received a $2.5 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, a subsidiary of the National Institutes of Health.

15. Congress Races to Finish VA, Highway Bills -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress ran full-tilt into election-year gridlock over immigration Thursday and headed toward a five-week summer break with no agreement in sight on legislation to cope with the influx of young immigrants flocking illegally to the United States.

16. UTHSC Professor Receives $2.5 Million Grant -

Donna K. Hathaway, University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Advanced Practice and Doctoral Studies in the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has received a $2.5 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, a subsidiary of the National Institutes of Health.

17. Shinseki Resigns Amid Veterans' Health Care Issues -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki apologized in public and then resigned in the privacy of the White House on Friday, driven from office by a mushrooming scandal over the agency's health care system that serves millions of the nation's former warriors.

18. Madonna Learning Center Kicks Off Campaign -

The Madonna Learning Center, a school for children and young adults with special

needs, held a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday, May 14, celebrating the start to construction and renovation of buildings and facilities on its campus. The ceremony officially launched the public phase of the school’s $10 million capital campaign, called “Transforming Lives. Building a Brighter Future. The Campaign for Madonna Learning Center.”

19. Ex-Lawmaker Named to Tennessee Election Commission -

NASHVILLE (AP) – Former state Rep. Donna Rowland Barrett has been appointed to fill a vacancy on the Tennessee State Election Commission.

20. Madonna Learning Center Kicks Off $10 Million Campaign -

The Madonna Learning Center, a school for children and young adults with special

needs, held a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday, May 14, celebrating the start to construction and renovation of buildings and facilities on its campus. The ceremony officially launched the public phase of the school’s $10 million capital campaign, called “Transforming Lives. Building a Brighter Future. The Campaign for Madonna Learning Center.”

21. Madonna Learning Center Breaks Ground May 14 -

The Madonna Learning Center, a school for children and young adults with special needs, will have a groundbreaking ceremony May 14 at the school’s grounds, 7007 Poplar Ave.

22. Madonna Learning Center to Break Ground May 14 -

The Madonna Learning Center, a school for children and young adults with special needs, will have a groundbreaking ceremony May 14 at the school’s grounds, 7007 Poplar Ave.

23. Driver of Love -

For nine years, Donna Claire Newman and her red four-door Toyota Matrix have been ferrying cancer patients to their doctor and therapy appointments around Memphis.

24. Harris Files Ford Challenge at Deadline -

Memphis City Council member Lee Harris is challenging Democratic state Sen. Ophelia Ford in the August primary for District 29, the Senate seat held by a member of the Ford family since 1975.

25. Magna Adds Controller, Promotes Employees -

Magna Bank has added a controller – and, at the same time, promoted a few employees in its retail banking and private banking divisions.

26. Magna Adds Controller, Promotes Employees -

Magna Bank has added a controller – and, at the same time, promoted a few employees in its retail banking and private banking divisions.

27. Living Well Network Battles Depression in the Mid-South -

The Dennis H. Jones Living Well Network and Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare are seeing increased activity in the second year of helping people navigate depression, stress and the challenges of life.

28. In Reversal, Obama to Allow Canceled Health Plans -

WASHINGTON (AP) – His personal and political credibility on the line, President Barack Obama reversed course Thursday and said millions of Americans should be allowed to renew individual coverage plans now ticketed for cancellation under the health care law that is likely to be at the heart of the 2014 elections.

29. A Deal: Voting to Avoid Default, Open Government -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Up against one last deadline, Congress raced to pass legislation Wednesday avoiding a threatened national default and ending a 16-day partial government shutdown along the strict terms set by President Barack Obama when the twin crises began.

30. New House GOP Plan as Debt-Limit Deadline Nears -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Time growing desperately short, House Republicans pushed for passage of legislation late Tuesday to prevent a threatened Treasury default, end a 15-day partial government shutdown and extricate divided government from its latest brush with a full political meltdown.

31. St. Jude Selects Kun as Clinical Director -

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has appointed senior physician and internationally recognized radiation oncologist Dr. Larry Kun as its new clinical director and executive vice president.

Kun has served as chair of the St. Jude Department of Radiological Sciences and will remain in that position.

32. Brokers Simplify, Confuse Health Exchange Shopping -

This month's glitch-filled rollout of the health insurance marketplaces created by federal law is a business opportunity for brokers and agents, but regulators warn that it also opened the door for those who would seek to line their pockets by misleading consumers.

33. Obama Says Talks OK – After Default Threat Averted -

WASHINGTON (AP) – After weeks of gridlock, House Republicans floated broad hints Tuesday they might be willing to pass short-term legislation re-opening the government and averting a default in exchange for immediate talks with the Obama administration on reducing deficits and changing the three-year-old health care law.

34. Economist Outlines US Freight Network at Intermodal Conference -

The Intermodal Freight Transportation Institute at the University of Memphis welcomed a distinguished list of guest speakers to its seventh annual Intermodal Freight Conference at the FedEx Institute of Technology Tuesday, Sept. 24.

35. Intermodal Conference to Tackle Freight Issues -

The Intermodal Freight Transportation Institute at the University of Memphis will host its seventh annual Intermodal Freight Conference at the FedEx Institute of Technology on the University of Memphis campus Tuesday, Sept. 24.

36. Dodge Default, Defund Obamacare, GOP Leaders Say -

WASHINGTON (AP) – House Republicans vowed Wednesday to pass legislation that would prevent a partial government shutdown and avoid a historic national default while simultaneously canceling out Obamacare, inaugurating a new round of political brinkmanship as critical deadlines approach.

37. Bigger Joins TriMetis as Business Development Specialist -

Lauren Bigger has joined preclinical services company TriMetis, a subsidiary of Memphis Bioworks Foundation, as a business development specialist. In her new role, Bigger will work with the operations and scientific teams to drive new projects for the TriMetis specialized laboratory and manage the sales and protocol review processes.

38. Woeppel Named CEO of UT Medical Group -

Charles “Chuck” Woeppel has been named chief executive officer of UT Medical Group Inc. Woeppel, who has served as the organization’s chief operating officer since 2012, will also continue in that role.

39. Electrical Workers Union Speaks Out Against Smart Meters -

The union representing Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division employees, including meter readers, plans to take its problems with Smart Meters to the road – the side of the road.

Leaders of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1288 said Monday, July 8, they intend to put up billboards warning the public of what they say are the dangers of the new meters the utility plans to seek city funding for later this year.

40. Lifeblood Works to Ensure Summer Blood Supply -

Growing up, David Wiemar can remember his father answering the phone in the middle of the night to go donate blood at the local children’s hospital in Birmingham, Ala. He’s continued that tradition and also shared it with his son, Charles Wiemar.

41. Events -

The Daily News will host its Money and Markets: State of the Economy seminar and panel discussion Thursday, June 6, at 3:30 p.m. in the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art auditorium, 1934 Poplar Ave. Craig Dismuke, senior vice president and chief economic strategist at Vining Sparks IBG, will present the keynote. Cost is $25. Visit seminars.memphisdailynews.com.

42. Events -

The Healthy Church Challenge Obesity Summit will be held Saturday, June 1, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Breath of Life Christian Center, 3795 Frayser Raleigh Road. Winners of the 100-day weight-loss challenge will be announced; other events include a keynote by fitness expert Donna Richardson, health screenings and workout sessions. Call 278-0881.

43. Events -

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

44. Ricin in Obama Letter, Odd Packages Scramble Hill -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Letters sent to President Barack Obama and a Mississippi senator tested positive for poisonous ricin in preliminary checks Wednesday, and authorities chased reports of other suspicious mail at a U.S. Capitol already on edge.

45. Butler Sevier’s Mead Helps Clients Craft New Realities -

Attorney Anne Mead is not in Kansas anymore. Recently named partner with the firm of Butler Sevier Hinsley & Reid PLLC, a family law practice, she said, “We have some pretty incredible people working for us, I’m really, really lucky.”

46. The Peabody Names Additions, Promotions -

The Peabody Memphis has made a few additions to and promotions within its sales department.

Angus Blair, a long-time Peabody associate, has been promoted to director of revenue management, where he is charged with driving overall revenue and forecasting future business.

47. The Peabody Names Additions, Promotions -

The Peabody Memphis has made a few additions to and promotions within its sales department.

Angus Blair, a long-time Peabody associate, has been promoted to director of revenue management, where he is charged with driving overall revenue and forecasting future business. Blair has worked at The Peabody Memphis since 2003 and held management positions in several departments.

48. Events -

The Brew Movement Against Multiple Sclerosis will hold the fourth annual Beauty in the Eye of the Beer Holder fundraiser for the Mid South Chapter of the National MS Society Thursday, March 14, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Memphis Pink Palace Museum, 3050 Central Ave. Attendees can sample unique homebrews created for the event, craft beers and microbrews. Tickets are $30. Visit msbrewmovement.org.

49. House Approves Bill Preventing Shutdown March 27 -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Republican-controlled House approved legislation Wednesday to prevent a government shutdown on March 27 and blunt the impact of newly imposed spending cuts on the Defense Department.

50. Events -

The Rotary Club of Memphis East will meet Wednesday, March 6, at noon at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Opera Memphis general director Ned Canty will speak. Cost is $17. R.S.V.P. to Lee Hughes at lmhughes@bellsouth.net.

51. Arkansas House Panel Rejects School Employee Gun Bill -

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – An Arkansas House panel on Thursday rejected a proposal that would have allowed some school employees to carry guns in schools after completing an active shooter training course.

52. Mixed Bag for 2012 Court Filings -

The business of Circuit Court saw a jump in 2012 while filings in Chancery Court dropped compared to the previous year and the number of filings in Probate Court remained the same.

The year-end numbers across the three civil courts monitored by The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com, showed a 6.4 percent increase in filings in Circuit Court – 7,550 compared to 7,069 in 2011.

53. US Firms Seeing Fewer Women as Associates -

There aren’t as many women associates working at U.S. law firms as there have been in the recent past.

That’s according to the latest numbers from the National Association for Law Placement, which show women accounted for 45.05 percent of all associates in 2012, down from 45.35 percent the year before.

54. Fiscal Cliff Efforts Ongoing, Boehner Offers Plan -

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner pushed ahead on negotiating a broad deal to avert the "fiscal cliff," even as the GOP leader readied a backup plan Tuesday to pressure the White House with little time left to avoid a double hit on the economy.

55. Taking Stage -

The latest production from Tennessee Shakespeare Co. is a stage version of one of the silver screen’s most beloved morality tales – the one about an angel on a mission, the magic of Christmas and the futility of worrying over what might have been.

56. Retailers Report Weak Sales Gains for November -

NEW YORK (AP) – Black Friday was no match for Sandy.

Major retailers such as Kohl's, Target and Macy's on Thursday reported weak sales in November as a strong start to the holiday shopping season – including a good showing on the day after Thanksgiving – wasn't enough to fully offset the damage caused by Superstorm Sandy earlier in the month.

57. Seminar To Tackle Commercial Conditions -

While many commercial real estate professionals would like to forget about 2011 altogether, celebrating increases in 2012 is necessary for morale.

Shelby County experienced the most second-quarter sales this year since the second quarter of 2008, and the highest quarterly sales revenue since the second quarter of 2007.

58. Gatewood Named Marketing Dir. At Methodist Healthcare -

Megan Gatewood has been promoted to marketing director at Methodist Healthcare. In her new role, Gatewood is responsible for developing and overseeing marketing strategies for Methodist’s adult hospitals, outpatient services and physician practices.

59. Q2 Court Filings Remain Consistent -

Court filings in Chancery, Circuit and Probate courts remained constant for the most part in the second quarter of 2012.

The consistency came as Circuit and Chancery began a shift to an e-filing system that should change the way both offices process filings.

60. Report: Countrywide Won Influence With Discounts -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The former Countrywide Financial Corp., whose subprime loans helped start the nation's foreclosure crisis, made hundreds of discount loans to buy influence with members of Congress, congressional staff, top government officials and executives of troubled mortgage giant Fannie Mae, according to a House report.

61. Events -

The Memphis alumni chapter of LeMoyne-Owen College will kick off the Jerry C. Johnson Sports Weekend with a ceremony renaming the school’s gymnasium to the C. Arthur Bruce Hall/Jerry C. Johnson Gymnasium Thursday, June 14, at 10 a.m. at LOC, 807 Walker Ave. Call 435-1235.

62. Events -

Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, June 13, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Hutchison School, 1740 Ridgeway Ave. Anthony Bradley of The Bradley Law Firm PLLC will present “The Truth About the VA Aid & Attendance Pension Benefit.” Cost is free. Contact Jo Garner at 482-0354.

63. White House Threatens to Veto Student Loan Bill -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House threatened a veto Friday of a Republican bill keeping the interest rates on federal student loans from doubling this summer, objecting that the measure would finance its $5.9 billion cost by abolishing a health care program.

64. Political Battle Over Student Loans Heating Up -

WASHINGTON (AP) – House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that President Barack Obama was acting "beneath the dignity of the White House" when he traveled around the country this week to pressure Republicans to help keep federal student loan costs from ballooning. Boehner said Obama should reimburse taxpayers for the trips' costs.

65. Court Filings Steady for First Quarter -

Filings across three of the four civil courts in Shelby County were steady for the first three months of 2012 with a new category again showing up among the top three categories in Chancery Court.

And attorneys in all courts prepared for the coming of electronic filing – or e-filing – during the second quarter in Circuit and Chancery courts.

66. Circuit, Chancery Make Move to Paperless -

The day-to-day business of Shelby County’s Circuit and Chancery courts is on the way to going paperless after more than 150 years of ink on paper.

The Circuit and Chancery courts clerks’ offices will go to electronic, or e-filing, of all court records in June.

67. It’s True – No, Really -

IF YOU WANT TO HELP, STOP. My high school classmate, Donna Davis, and I are doing an intervention. We’re asking our other classmates, and yours, to stop sending helpful, lifesaving email. Tell us what you’ve been up to … briefly … maybe even something … a little something … about your children/grandchildren or your plastic/heart/knee/hip surgery, but, please God, stop spreading the dismal fog of spreading germs and apocalyptic prophecy.

68. YoLo to Open 11th Locale at U of M -

YoLo recently finalized a deal to open up a shop on the University of Memphis campus, marking its 11th location in less than two years.

YoLo, which stands for Yogurt Local, will have two self-serve frozen yogurt, or froyo, machines inside the on-campus Bookstore Cafe, allowing four flavor offerings at any given time. About a dozen different types of toppings will be available to choose from as well, so all in all this is the first “mini-YoLo.”

69. Hivner Takes Admin Job in Chancery Clerk's Office -

James Hivner, a member of the law firm Glankler Brown PLLC since 2001 and a certified public accountant, will become chief administrative officer of the Chancery Court Clerk’s office effective March 16.

70. Social Media for Regulated Industries to be Discussed -

Social media may not be the first communication platform that comes to mind for those working in highly regulated industries, but it boils down to another means of getting a message across.

For instance, there’s a misconception that the legal community, lawyers in particular, don’t like social media. But plaintiff lawyers love social media, said Eric Epperson, vice president of corporate culture and communications at Pinnacle Airlines Corp.

71. Glen Gilmore To Headline TDN Seminar -

Social media has become the new marketplace.

It’s become the primary form of communication for individuals and businesses alike around the world. And it’s important for users to understand some of the basic ground rules, especially when it’s used for marketing, said globally recognized social media expert Glen Gilmore.

72. Nursing College Names 3 Finalists for Dean -

The College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis is in the last stages of its extensive, national search for a new dean, and has narrowed the list down to three finalists.

73. New Category Highlights Q4 Chancery Cases -

Court filings in the last three months of 2011 showed a new category of cases in Chancery Court.

Delinquent tax collection filings were the second highest category for the three divisions of Chancery Court in the fourth quarter as measured by The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.

74. Court Filings Fall 12 Percent -

The business of Shelby County's civil courts in 2011 saw a couple of shifts from 2010, including fewer filings in two courts, more filings in one court and a couple of shifts in the categories with the most filings.

75. MCS Included in Gates Fdtn. Education Report -

SEATTLE (AP) – Once-a-year evaluations aren't enough to help teachers improve, says a report by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that includes comments about Memphis City Schools.

76. Chancery Court Clerk Job Takes Russell ‘Full Circle’ -

The new clerk and master of Shelby County Chancery Court is returning to the world of court administration.

Donna Russell was appointed to the position late last year by the court’s three chancellors following the sudden resignation of clerk and master Dewun Settle in September.

77. Bandwagon’s ’09 Chardonnay Better Choice Than its ’10 -

This is one of those occasions on which I recommend a wine one vintage behind the current release. That is, the Bandwagon Chardonnay 2010, Monterey County, has been issued, but the rendition from 2009 is what’s available in our market, and it’s delightful.

78. Skunx Chef’s Pub Latest C-Y Eatery -

Duncan Aiken has loved pizza his whole life, though pizza, as he has found out, can be a harsh mistress. It took years to develop a recipe for the kind of crust he favors, years of studying, traveling, working and, of course, eating.

79. Optimism Growing on Deal to Avoid Federal Shutdown -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The endgame at hand, Democratic and Republican congressional leaders expressed optimism Thursday at prospects for swift compromise to extend Social Security tax cuts, keep long-term jobless benefits flowing and avoid a partial government shutdown at midnight Friday.

80. Land South of Shelby Forest Sells for $2.3 Million -

Vacant Land
Near Shelby Forest Park
Sale Amount: $2.3 million

Sale Date: Nov. 17, 2011
Buyer: Warren Nickolas Nunn
Seller: Estate of William S. Howard Sr.
Loan Amount: $2.5 million
Loan Date: Nov. 18, 2011
Maturity Date: n/a
Lender: Patriot Bank
Details: Warren Nickolas Nunn has bought several large parcels of vacant land from the estate of William S. Howard Sr. for $2.3 million, financing it with a $2.5 million loan through Patriot Bank.

81. Chattanooga Co. Buys Summer Ave. Property -

Chattanooga-based FD Group Inc. has bought 1.1 acres at 3400 Summer Ave. from Robert L. Griffin for $480,000, filing a $1.3 million construction trust deed at the time of purchase. The lender is Whoriskey Inc.

82. NBA Players File Antitrust Lawsuits Against League -

NEW YORK (AP) – NBA players kept offering economic concessions, and it was never enough to satisfy owners.

So with no labor deal and no place else to go, players decided to take their fight to the courtroom.

83. TDN Preps For 125th Anniversary Celebration -

The city’s oldest locally owned media outlet will celebrate 125 years of Memphis news coverage with an anniversary celebration at Memphis Botanic Gardens’ Hardin Hall on Nov. 1.

The evening event will feature cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and live music, and guests will be invited to explore the newspaper’s rich legacy through a timeline that began in 1886, including front pages dating back to the 1920s.

84. Green Seminar to Cover Efficiency, Sustainability -

The Daily News Publishing Co. Inc. on Thursday, Oct. 6, hosts The Daily News Green Seminar, part of the 2011 Seminar Series, focusing on sustainability and green issues.

85. cs2 Finalizes Acquisition Of Thompson -

Two Memphis advertising agencies are combining forces to become one of the largest full-service firms in the Mid-South.

Cs2 advertising has acquired Thompson & Co. and its subsidiaries – Thompson Advertising, Thompson | Berry Public Relations, BottleRocket | Sponsorship Consulting and Due North Group | Barter Marketing in Memphis, and White | Thompson in Nashville in partnership with Evette White.

86. Social Media Replacing Traditional Advertising -

The model for advertising once was for businesses to purchase advertising space in a traditional newspaper or magazine and tout product offerings to its audience.

Nowadays, anybody can be an ambassador on the Web.

87. Obama Touts Jobs Bill Benefits for Small Business -

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – President Barack Obama urged enthusiastic college students Wednesday to join him in his fight to get Congress to act on his new jobs bill. "Every single one of you can help make this bill a reality," the president called out at a hot and noisy rally at North Carolina State University.

88. Corporate Blogs at Heart of Seminar -

A marketing strategy is essential to any successful business model.

Companies that ignore the rising power of social media tools like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and blogs are sure to be ignored by potential consumers.

89. Tactical Magic Celebrates 10 Years -

It was 10 years ago this month – amid some of the most uncertain times in the nation’s history – that Trace Hallowell founded Tactical Magic.

He had completed his commitments at Thompson & Co., took a month off to drive around the country with his family, and came back ready to work.

90. Debt-Limit Votes: Senate Momentum, House Concerns -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The House began debate Monday on the hard-bargained plan to avert a national financial default, even as the White House and congressional leaders struggled to round up enough votes to approve it. Supporters said momentum for the deficit-reduction compromise was on their side, but resistance from both liberals and conservatives made the outcome unclear.

91. International Paper Seeks Workers for Va. Mill -

Memphis-based International Paper is seeking more than 200 workers for its fluff pulp plant in Franklin County, Va.

Job applications will be accepted through Aug. 15.

Company spokeswoman Donna Wadsworth tells WVEC-TV that the 212 positions will be filled gradually. The hirings will be completed by mid-2012 when new product line is operational.

92. House Nears Vote on GOP Debt Bill; Dems Oppose -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Partisan to the core, Congress groped uncertainly Friday for a way to avoid a government default threatened for early next week. "We are almost out of time," warned President Barack Obama as U.S. financial markets trembled.

93. GOP Retools Plan as Congress Seeks Debt Fix -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Six days away from a potentially calamitous government default, House Republicans appeared to be coalescing Wednesday around a work-in-progress plan by House Speaker John Boehner to increase the U.S. borrowing limit and chop $1 trillion in federal spending. But the White House dismissed the proposal as a waste of time, and it got a thumbs-down from Senate Democrats and tea party activists, too.

94. Debt Dispute Boils: Capitol's Hot, Inside and Out -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Gridlock stubbornly held the high ground in the steamy capital Friday despite the threat of a government default in 11 days' time. Talks between President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner seemed stuck in limbo, and the Democratic-controlled Senate scuttled legislation drawn to conservatives' specifications.

95. Hansen Promoted to Store Manager at Macy’s -

Greg Hansen has been promoted to vice president/store manager at Macy’s Oak Court.

Hometown: Lynbrook, N.Y.

96. Next Move - To say the now-closed restaurant at 7955 Fischer Steel Road has had an unusual history is probably an understatement.

97. Discovered: Charming Chardonnay -

One of the services I like to provide for readers of Memphis Grapevine is news of the availability of wines that may be a vintage or two behind the current release but that are drinking beautifully now. Wholesalers have wines like these all over their warehouses; somehow these wines didn’t sell or too much got ordered, they were neglected or forgotten, who knows. Whatever the reason, today I get to offer one such wine to you.

98. Avant a Fresh, Crisp, Clean Chardonnay -

When winemaker Jed Steele created the Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay in 1982 he could not have known that he was launching what would become one of the most recognizable brands in America. Almost 40 years later, the K-J Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay, with its trademark hint of sweetness and ripe tropical fruit, can be found in retail shops and on restaurant wine lists and by-the-glass programs from sea to shining sea. (Steele left Kendall-Jackson years ago.)

99. Seminar to Tackle Globalization’s Impact -

“The world is flat” is more than just a catchphrase that illustrates the increasing connectivity of the globe’s consumers, markets and economies.

The concept – brought to the forefront by Thomas Friedman’s 2005 book of the same name – is a foundational element of what Memphis’ economic development game plan needs to be if it’s going to remain competitive in the months and years ahead.

100. Memphis Heritage to Host Coliseum Meeting Thursday -

Memphis Heritage Inc. is hosting an open forum Thursday to discuss and organize a plan for how to save the Mid-South Coliseum.