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1. This week in Memphis history: February 6-12
- Saturday, February 07, 2015
1972: HUD Secretary George Romney visited Memphis for the dedication of Barry Homes, an Memphis Housing Authority high-rise at Lauderdale and Exchange built of precast concrete for $2.7 million. The tower is named for Edward Barry, chairman emeritus of the housing authority.
2. Spillyards Leads Community Advisors Launch
- Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Greg Spillyards has joined the brokerage team at Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors to launch the firm’s Community Advisors service line.
Community Advisors is focused on the Memphis city core, with a goal to provide real estate advisory services to assist in the revitalization of the city’s underserved areas with passion, creativity and entrepreneurship, and with service to those already living and leading in their neighborhoods.
3. Bohannon to Chair Junior Achievement Board
- Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Morgan Bohannon has been named chairman of the board of director of Junior Achievement of Memphis & the Mid-South Inc. Bohannon, the regional market manager for iHeartMedia, became engaged with Junior Achievement when iHeartMedia sponsored the “Broadcast Center” at JA BizTown in 2012. He joined the board soon thereafter and has been involved ever since.
4. Bible Joins Shea Moskovitz & McGhee
- Wednesday, October 08, 2014
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.
5. Appeals Court Judge Faces Ethics Questions
- Monday, May 26, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – The chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit announced Friday that he's stepping down from his post, a day after reports that he sent a complimentary email to an attorney who had argued cases before him.
- Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Kiwanis Club of Memphis will meet Wednesday, April 9, from noon to 1 p.m. at The University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. George Cogswell, publisher of the Commercial Appeal, will speak. Cost is $18 for nonmembers.
7. Methodist University Hospital Names Liebman New CEO
- Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Jeff Liebman has joined Methodist University Hospital as chief executive officer. In his new role, Liebman said, he will ensure the hospital continues to be a community resource providing the highest possible quality of care to the community while following the guidelines of the Methodist LeBonheur mission.
8. What Can Unite Liberals, Tea Partyers? The NSA
- Tuesday, February 18, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hoyt Sparks says he has no use for liberal Democrats and their "socialistic, Marxist, communist" ways.
Toni Lewis suspects tea party Republicans are "a bunch of people who probably need some mental health treatment."
9. This week in Memphis history: January 3-9
- Saturday, January 04, 2014
2013: On the front page of the Daily News, Club Crave, at Fourth and Beale streets, had been closed as a public nuisance under a General Sessions Environmental Court order. The order followed a Christmas Eve shooting at the club that killed one person and injured two more. Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. vowed the city would seek to demolish the building. The club still stands but has not reopened since.
10. NSA Phone Record Collection Ruled Unconstitutional
- Tuesday, December 17, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – A federal judge ruled Monday that the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records violates the Constitution's ban on unreasonable searches, but put his decision on hold pending a near-certain government appeal.
11. Coalition Sues to Halt Electronic Surveillance
- Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Rights activists, church leaders and drug and gun rights advocates found common ground and filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the federal government to halt a vast National Security Agency electronic surveillance program.
- Saturday, March 23, 2013
The Cotton Museum will host Patrick O’Daniel, discussing his book “When the Levee Breaks: Memphis and the Mississippi Valley Flood of 1927,” Thursday, March 28, at 5 p.m. at the museum, 65 Union Ave. Cost is free and includes a complimentary museum tour and reception. Visit memphiscottonmuseum.org.
13. Obama Nominates Justice Official to Top Labor Slot
- Tuesday, March 19, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Thomas Perez, President Barack Obama's choice for Labor secretary, has used his perch as the nation's chief civil rights enforcer to crack down on voter suppression, discrimination and police brutality.
14. Corporate Avenue Building Sells for $1.2 Million
- Tuesday, November 06, 2012
1721 Corporate Ave. Memphis, TN 38132
Sale Amount: $1.2 million
Sale Date: Oct. 26, 2012
15. A2H Principals File Loan on Lakeland Property
- Wednesday, October 31, 2012
MEP Investments LLC, whose members George Edward “Ed” Hargraves and Stephen Patrick “Pat” Harcourt are principals in the engineering and architectural firm A2H, has filed a $1.1 million loan on A2H’s headquarters at 3009 Davies Plantation Road in Arlington.
16. Jeter Joins Accounting Firm Cannon Wright Blount
- Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Andrew Jeter has joined Cannon Wright Blount as director of assurance and accounting services.
17. U.S. Court of Appeals Hears Health Care Law Challenge
- Monday, September 26, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – A conservative-leaning panel of federal appellate judges raised concerns about President Barack Obama's health care overhaul Friday, Sept. 23, but suggested the challenge to it may be premature.
18. cs2 Finalizes Acquisition Of Thompson
- Wednesday, September 21, 2011
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.
19. Pacific Logistics Picks Olive Branch for Hub
- Friday, January 07, 2011
Pacific Logistics Corp. has signed a lease for its first Memphis-area location, which will serve as a regional hub for the company’s growing shoe and retail business.
20. Baker Donelson Attorneys Named Super Lawyers
- Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Twenty-two attorneys from the Memphis office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC have been named to the 2010 Mid-South Super Lawyers.
The attorneys are Ben C. Adams, Mary L. Aronov, Leo M. Bearman Jr., Sam B. Blair Jr., Michael B. Chance, E. Franklin Childress Jr., Angie C. Davis, Robert J. DelPriore, Gregory G. Fletcher, William H.D. Fones Jr., Grady M. Garrison, Stephen D. Goodwin, James R. “Josh” Hall Jr., Matthew S. Heiter, George T. “Buck” Lewis III, Robert C. Liddon Jr., Eugene J. Podesta Jr., Jackie G. Prester, Jill M. Steinberg, Buckner Wellford, Maurice Wexler and Edward R. Young.
21. Marlo Thomas Book Looks at Laughter
- Tuesday, October 26, 2010
A lesson learned with laughter, it is said, is a lesson learned well.
In learning about comedy, Marlo Thomas had some of the best teachers in the world in her father Danny Thomas and the other legendary entertainers who were fixtures in the Thomas household, where they would swap stories and entertain each other.
22. Even in Liberal Bastions, GOP Sees Election Chance
- Wednesday, October 20, 2010
HYANNIS PORT, Mass. (AP) — In the congressional district that's home to the Kennedy family compound, a Kennedy public skating rink and a Kennedy museum, the heart of liberalism is beating uneasily.
23. Fannie Seeks Less Money, Bailout Price May Shrink
- Monday, August 09, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – Fannie Mae is asking for less money from the government, a sign that the cost to taxpayers for bailing out the mortgage giant could be billions lower than once thought.
The government-controlled mortgage buyer said Thursday it has now set aside enough money to cover the majority of losses stemming from bad loans made from 2005 through 2008.
24. Plush Club Hearing Delayed in Chancery
- Thursday, May 27, 2010
A hearing on the future of the Plush Club has been delayed until next Wednesday.
Chancellor Arnold Goldin delayed the hearing Wednesday at the request of attorneys for club owner Kris Perkins and George Miller, the owner of the building at 380 Beale St.
25. US Rule Move Favors Unions at Airlines, Railroads
- Tuesday, May 11, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – In a major victory for organized labor, unions will have an easier time signing up airline and railroad workers after the Obama administration Monday changed a 76-year-old U.S. rule on union elections.
26. UPDATE: Web Report Says Stanton May Be U.S. Atty. Nominee
- Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Attorney Edward Stanton is undergoing a final background check to possibly become the new U.S. attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, according to www.mainjustice.com.
27. Outsider Image So Hot Even Ex-Insiders Want It
- Friday, February 26, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) - Ask national Republicans to name a model 2010 congressional candidate, and they're likely to mention Stephen Fincher. A 37-year-old farmer and gospel singer from Frog Jump, Tenn., Fincher has raised more than $675,000 in his bid to succeed retiring Democratic Rep. John Tanner.
28. Obama Steps Up Campaign Against Wall Street Banks
- Friday, January 22, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama stepped up his campaign against Wall Street on Thursday with a far-reaching proposal for tougher regulation of the biggest banks.
"We have to get this done," Obama said at the White House. "If these folks want a fight, it's a fight I'm ready to have."
29. 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.
30. Obama and Elder Bush Team Up on Call to Service
- Monday, October 19, 2009
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - President Barack Obama, who has called on Americans to perform more community service, is joining former President George H.W. Bush in urging citizens to volunteer.
Bush on Friday was to host a forum on volunteering at Texas A&M University, to be attended by Obama, who initiated a "United We Serve" call to service in June that culminated in a national day of service on the eighth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
31. Congress Acts to Extend Hate Crimes to Cover Gays
- Friday, October 09, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House voted Thursday to make it a federal crime to assault people because of their sexual orientation, significantly expanding the hate crimes law enacted in the days after Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination in 1968.
32. Senate Confirms Sotomayor for Supreme Court
- Friday, August 07, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate confirmed Sonia Sotomayor Thursday as the first Hispanic justice on the Supreme Court.
The vote was 68-31 for Sotomayor, President Barack Obama's first high court nominee. She becomes the 111th justice and just the third woman to serve.
33. FHFA Names Interim Replacement for Lockhart
- Friday, August 07, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal agency that regulates Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac named Thursday an interim replacement for its director, who is stepping down at the end of the month.
Edward DeMarco, chief operating officer of the Federal Housing Finance Agency is being picked as acting director, replacing James Lockhart, who confirmed his resignation. The Obama administration has not chosen a permanent replacement.
34. Three Memphis Firms Honored In 2010 Best Lawyers
- Tuesday, August 04, 2009
Three Memphis law firms have attorneys who have been honored in the 2010 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart PC had four attorneys from its Memphis office honored: Donna K. Fisher, Thomas L. Henderson, Charles V. Holmes and Frederick J. Lewis were named to the list as top lawyers in labor and employment law. All four previously have been recognized by Best Lawyers.
35. House Set to Send FDA Tobacco Bill to Obama
- Monday, June 15, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - After more than a decade of efforts by smoking opponents, Congress prepared to take a final vote Friday on legislation giving the government far-reaching powers to regulate tobacco and limit tobacco industry marketing and sales practices that lure young people into smoking habits.
36. Historic Anti-Smoking Vote to Give FDA New Power
- Friday, June 12, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress struck the government's strongest anti-smoking blow in decades Thursday with a Senate vote to give regulators new power to limit nicotine in cigarettes, drastically curtail ads and ban candied tobacco products aimed at young people.
37. White House: Obama Wants to Cut $17B from Budget
- Friday, May 08, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama asked Congress on Thursday to eliminate or trim 121 federal programs for a savings of $17 billion in the coming budget year. Many of the proposed cuts have already been rejected by Obama's allies in Congress, including some programs that his predecessor, President George W. Bush, repeatedly sought to end.
38. AIG Bonuses Won't Stand, Dem Senators Declare
- Wednesday, March 18, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Talking tougher by the hour, livid Democrats confronted beleaguered insurance giant AIG with an ultimatum Tuesday: Give back $165 million in post-bailout bonuses or watch Congress tax it away with emergency legislation.
39. Leonard Joins Madison Hotel As Director of Sales
- Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Liese Leonard recently joined the Madison Hotel as director of sales.
Leonard is responsible for overseeing all internal and external sales efforts for the hotel including developing new accounts, maintaining existing accounts and supervising all sales and catering associates.
40. UT Medical Group Names Martin VP of Corporate Compliance
- Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Linda Martin has joined UT Medical Group Inc. as vice president of corporate compliance.
41. Hype Surrounding Mortgage Fraud Case Appears Misleading
- Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Deputy U.S. Attorney General Mark Filip and FBI Director Robert Mueller convened a news conference Thursday in Washington to announce the results of a broad crackdown on people suspected of involvement in mortgage fraud and related crimes. Since March, 406 suspects have been indicted under the banner of that effort, dubbed “Operation Malicious Mortgage.”
42. Oil Drops Below $130 on Concerns About Demand?
- Wednesday, May 28, 2008
NEW YORK (AP) – Oil prices fell below $130 a barrel Tuesday on a growing sense that soaring gas and oil prices have cut demand for fuel during the normally busy summer driving season.
U.S. Energy Department data showing demand for gasoline over the Memorial Day holiday period won’t be released until next week. But, said Tom Kloza, publisher and chief oil analyst at the Oil Price Information Service in Wall, N.J., “it definitely was lower than (previous) Memorial Day weekends.”
43. Todd Named CFO at Methodist North
- Wednesday, January 09, 2008
Kevin Todd has been named chief financial officer at Methodist North Hospital.
Todd joined Methodist Healthcare in 1996 and has held various positions in corporate accounting and financial analysis. He previously served as director of finance at Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center from 2002 to 2005 before becoming the CFO at Methodist South Hospital in 2005.
44. White Joins Junior Achievement As Exchange City Manager
- Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Michael White has joined Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South as Exchange City manager.
Previously, White has served in various youth development positions in the community including as a YMCA youth counselor and director of the Stax Music Academy Summer Camp. He earned a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Memphis.
45. Beer Sales at Sexually Oriented Businesses up for Second Reading Today
- Tuesday, December 04, 2007
It's on the Memphis City Council's consent agenda today. But the second of three readings of an ordinance to permit beer sales to continue at strip clubs is expected to be anything but routine.
In the two weeks since the measure was added to the council's agenda at the last minute and passed on first reading, opponents have grown more vocal. And the Herenton administration is defending its proposal.
46. Frey Named Alpha Eta Society National President
- Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Dr. William R. Frey recently was selected as the national president of the Alpha Eta Society, the largest scholastic honor for allied health professionals. The organization has more than 60 chapters throughout the U.S.
47. Gerard Appointed Administrator at Methodist Cancer Center
- Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Dr. Dava F. Gerard has been appointed administrator for the Methodist Healthcare Cancer Center. She previously was the founding vice president and chief operating officer of the Nevada Cancer Institute in Las Vegas.
48. Kobernus Joins MAAR As Governmental Affairs Director
- Wednesday, August 02, 2006
Aubrie Rhodes Kobernus has joined Memphis Area Association of Realtors (MAAR) as governmental affairs director. Kobernus received a master's degree in business administration from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., in May 2006. While pursuing her degree, she interned with NeighborWorks America and New Century Financial Corp., focusing on the mortgage and housing industry.
49. Open Trustee Position Causes Speculation in Bankruptcy Circles
- Friday, July 28, 2006
Two new judges recently have donned black robes and begun hearing bankruptcy cases in West Tennessee, though one important position in the local bankruptcy establishment remains to be filled.
It's the Chapter 13 trustee job that was vacated in June when George Emerson Jr. left the post to fill one of those two spots on the bankruptcy court bench.
50. Is the Supreme Court's Confirmation Process Effective? Maybe.
- Friday, February 10, 2006
On Jan. 11, The New York Times printed an unusual set of charts and graphs that helped explain the previous day's congressional session on whether to appoint Samuel Alito Jr. to the U.S. Supreme Court.
51. Archived Article: Market Briefs
- Monday, June 09, 2003
The Memphis Regional Chamber
The Memphis Regional Chamber hosts a luncheon for its board of directors and board of ambassadors at 11:30 a.m. today at the Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave.
The featured speaker is Jim Phillips, chairm...
52. Archived Article: Market Briefs
- Monday, June 02, 2003
The Collierville Chamber of Commerce
The Collierville Chamber of Commerce has set a ribbon-cutting ceremony for The Place, 449 U.S. Highway 72, Suite 5, for 11 a.m. Thursday.
The Place is an activity center and supervised dance club for teenag...
53. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, January 06, 2003
Calendar of events Jan. 6-Jan. 12
The Memphis Jewish Community Center presents artwork by Memphians Ken Boettcher and Bill Bailey through Jan. 26 in the Shainberg Gallery, 6560 Poplar Ave. The gallery is open 9 a.m....
54. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, June 12, 2002
Janie Day joined Enterprise National Bank as vice president in the executive banking division Janie Day joined Enterprise National Bank as vice president in the executive banking division. Mark Pierce and Jeremy Metheny joined the organization as mo...
55. Archived Article: Cooper P2
- Tuesday, May 28, 2002
Cooper Tire settles tread-separation suit Cooper Tire settles tread-separation suit Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has settled a lawsuit alleging one of its tires was defective and caused a 1998 accident that killed four people and seriously injured t...
56. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, December 12, 2001
Edward L Edward L. Stanton III joined Armstrong Allen PLLC as an associate member. Stanton comes to the firm from the City of Memphis, where he served as assistant city attorney. Prior to his employment with the city, Stanton worked at the Charles C...
57. Archived Article: Gm
- Thursday, September 30, 1999
GM reaches tentative settlement in GM reaches tentative settlement in Atlanta lawsuit General Motors Corp. announced Wednesday it has reached a tentative settlement in a widely watched Atlanta lawsuit involving a Chevrolet Chevette that burst into f...
58. Archived Article: Briefs
- Tuesday, December 03, 1996
The town of Williston in Fayette County will hold its second annual Christmas Festival and Candlelight Tour of Historic Homes on Dec The town of Williston in Fayette County will hold its second annual ìChristmas Festival and Candlelight Tour ...
59. Archived Article: Build Part 2
- Friday, November 08, 1996
Govt. focus Part 2 notes Building for the future Program to teach inmates carpentry skills makes headway, faces challenges By GABRIELLE C.L. SONGE The Daily News Public Defender A.C. Wharton Jr. sees many young men who, he believes, would do somethi...
60. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, April 17, 1996
memos 04-17 George Menendez has been named vice president of strategic planning at Buckman Laboratories, in addition to his current duties as vice president of marketing. Menendez joined Buckman in 1976. He has a bachelors degree in chemical enginee...
61. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, November 22, 1995
11\22 memos Bena Cates is the new assistant to the executive director of the Church Health Center. Cates created the centers first development board, jointly originated the Good Samaritan Awards, which recognize health care professionals who volunte...