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1. Cohen Prevails, Incumbents Dominate -

Democratic U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen held off Thursday, Aug. 7, the most serious electoral challenge he’s faced since winning the Congressional seat in 2006, in the form of attorney Ricky E. Wilkins.

2. Health Choice Selects Jones to Lead Provider Engagement -

LaTasha Jones has been named director of provider engagement at Health Choice LLC, where she will be responsible for directing and managing the implementation of a clinical integration database for Health Choice providers and practices.

3. Malone to Challenge Luttrell In August Mayoral Showdown -

Former Shelby County Commissioner Deidre Malone will challenge incumbent Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell in the August county general election after winning the Tuesday, May 6, Democratic mayoral primary.

4. Malone Takes Early Vote In Mayoral Primary -

Former Shelby County Commissioner Deidre Malone took the early vote in the three-way Democratic primary for Shelby County Mayor.

The first results of the Tuesday, May 6, election night showed Malone leading rivals county commissioner Steve Mulroy and former Shelby County Schools board member Kenneth Whalum Jr.

5. Tate Uncontested in Tenn. Senate Race -

The day after the filing deadline for the August state and federal primaries, Democratic state Sen. Reginald Tate became an uncontested incumbent, winning another four-year term representing District 33.

6. Tate Uncontested in Tennessee Senate Race -

The day after the filing deadline for the August state and federal primaries, Democratic state Sen. Reginald Tate became an uncontested incumbent, winning another four-year term representing District 33.

7. 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.

8. Tigers Look to Reverse AAC Result -

The Memphis Tigers were bound to pay a price for getting run off their home court in the quarterfinals of the American Athletic Conference by UConn. And on Selection Sunday, they found out the price was landing in another 8-9 game in the NCAA Tournament.

9. IMC Cos. Expands Mid-Atlantic Footprint -

Memphis-based IMC Cos. has acquired the marine drayage division of Norfolk, Va.-based D.D. Jones Transfer and Warehouse Co.

10. IMC Cos. Expands Mid-Atlantic Footprint -

Memphis-based IMC Cos. has acquired the marine drayage division of Norfolk, Va.-based D.D. Jones Transfer and Warehouse Co.

11. Roland ReElected At Filing Deadline, Two Countywide Races Set For August -

One of the six Shelby County Commission incumbents seeking re-election this year was effectively elected to a new four-year term in a new district with the noon Thursday, Feb. 20, filing deadline for candidates in the May county primaries.

12. Despite Market Unrest, Fed Likely to Pare Stimulus -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Just as Ben Bernanke prepares to turn the chairmanship of the Federal Reserve over to Janet Yellen, global markets are on edge over the prospect that she'll extend a policy he began: a steady pullback in the Fed's extraordinary economic stimulus.

13. Obama Picks Ex-Bank of Israel Head as No. 2 at Fed -

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama took a step Friday toward reshaping the Federal Reserve under incoming chairman Janet Yellen, choosing a leading expert on the global economy to be her vice chairman.

14. Tennessee Supreme Court Rules on Defamation Claims -

The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled that cabinet-level state commissioners have absolute immunity from defamation claims for what they say when they are performing their official duties.

The court ruled Monday, Dec. 23, in the case of Zoyle Jones, a state Department of Corrections employee demoted for allegedly double-billing the state and a private organization for travel expenses.

15. Tenn. Supreme Court Rules on Defamation Claims -

The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled that cabinet-level state commissioners have absolute immunity from defamation claims for what they say when they are performing their official duties.

The court ruled Monday, Dec. 23, in the case of Zoyle Jones, a state Department of Corrections employee demoted for allegedly double-billing the state and a private organization for travel expenses.

16. Fed Leaves Low Interest-Rate Policies Unchanged -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Reserve says the U.S. economy still needs support from its low interest-rate policies because it is growing only moderately.

In a statement Wednesday after a policy meeting, the Fed said it would keep buying $85 billion a month in bonds to keep long-term interest rates low and encourage borrowing and spending.

17. Surprise From Fed: No Pullback in Bond Purchases -

WASHINGTON (AP) – In a surprise, the Federal Reserve has decided against reducing its stimulus for the U.S. economy because its outlook for growth has dimmed in the past three months.

The Fed said it will continue to buy $85 billion a month in bonds while it awaits conclusive evidence that the economy is strengthening. The Fed's bond purchases are intended to keep long-term borrowing rates low to boost spending and economic growth.

18. 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.

19. Trash Talk Headlines Council Meeting -

Memphis City Council members talk trash – specifically, the proposed changes to decades of established policies for garbage collection in the city – during their Tuesday, Sept. 3, executive session.

20. American Athletic Conference Ready for High-Exposure Start to Season -

The new American Athletic Conference kicks off Thursday night and nine of the league’s 10 teams play this weekend. ESPN will televise two of the games, other ESPN networks will carry another six games, and NBC will televise Temple at Notre Dame. It’s a high-exposure start for the league formerly known as the Big East.

21. Senate Ready to Confirm New NLRB Members -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate on Tuesday moved a step closer to approving Democratic nominees to the National Labor Relations Board.

Following a script crafted by the two parties, the Senate voted 64-34 to cut off debate and move to a final confirmation vote for Kent Hirozawa. By the end of the day, the Senate could confirm five nominees waiting to join the independent labor agency.

22. Five Groups Bid for State Office Space -

Five groups have submitted bids to become the new home to roughly 900 state workers.

JP-Memphis, Memphis Commerce Square Partners, Peabody Tower GP, Peabody Place Gold GP and Hertz Memphis all submitted bids for the state’s real estate needs.

23. Deadline Arrives for State’s Office Space Needs -

The future of the state’s role as a major employer and user of office space Downtown could become much clearer next month.

Proposals are due Tuesday, July 2, for 100,000 square feet of office space that will become vacant when the state abandons the Donnelly J. Hill State Office Building Downtown.

24. Fed Suggests It's Closer to Slowing Bond Purchases -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chairman Ben Bernanke ended weeks of speculation Wednesday by saying the Federal Reserve will likely slow its bond-buying program later this year and end it next year if the economy continues to improve.

25. Kramer Given Crystal Award by Carwash Association -

Bruce Kramer, an attorney with Apperson Crump PLC, has been given the Crystal Award by the International Carwash Association for his 20 years of service as the association’s general counsel. The association, which was started in Memphis in 1955, is comprised of 15,000 professional car wash operators, retailers and suppliers in 25 nations.

26. Schools Begin Front Office Layoff Process -

When Shelby County’s two public school systems went to a single superintendent in March, interim superintendent Dorsey Hopson emphasized that his first priority is a budget proposal later this month for the school system that merges formally with the July 1 start of the fiscal year.

27. Fed Stands by Stimulus, Sees Stronger US Economy -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that the U.S. economy has strengthened after pausing late last year but still needs the Fed's extraordinary support to help lower high unemployment.

28. Argent Financial Sees Growth in Memphis, Beyond -

Argent Financial Group hasn’t let its foot off the gas since arriving in Memphis.

The Louisiana-based wealth management firm, which is now responsible for more than $5.5 billion in client assets, has continued to expand both in Memphis and beyond.

29. Legal Path to Special Master Unclear -

If U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee Judge Samuel “Hardy” Mays appoints a special master to oversee the merger of Shelby County’s two public school systems, there are legal questions about how much authority the master would have and precisely what he or she would do to advance the merger’s pace.

30. Soul Fish to Open in Wolf Camera Spot on Poplar -

Soul Fish Café has selected a prime piece of real estate in East Memphis for its third location.

The catfish and Southern-inspired restaurant has signed a lease for the old Wolf Camera space in the Poplar Avenue/Perkins Road corridor. The 3,100-square-foot freestanding building at 4720 Poplar Ave. will mark Soul Fish’s third location in Memphis, behind its original spot in Midtown’s Cooper-Young district and its Germantown location near Forest Hill-Irene Road.

31. Soul Fish to Open in Old Wolf Camera at Poplar and Perkins -

Soul Fish Café has selected a prime piece of real estate in East Memphis for its third location.

The catfish and Southern-inspired restaurant has signed a lease for the old Wolf Camera space in the Poplar Avenue/Perkins Road corridor. The 3,100-square-foot freestanding building at 4720 Poplar Ave. will mark Soul Fish’s third location in Memphis, behind its original spot in Midtown’s Cooper-Young district and its Germantown store near Forest Hill-Irene Road.

32. Schools Merger Begins Move Into Parental Reality -

Countywide school board chairman Billy Orgel noticed lots of parents of school children from the county outside of Memphis at the annual camp-out for optional school enrollment over the long weekend.

33. Jones Back in Familiar Post at Millington City Hall -

After four years away from City Hall, Terry Jones returns to the Millington mayor’s office in January.

34. Development Accelerator -

The city of Millington didn’t have a city engineer until 2008 when it had to have one in order to have local control over the Veterans Parkway road construction project.

“I thought it was kind of my cross to bear since I was hired in 2008,” Millington City Engineer Darek Baskin said this week of the road.

35. Obama Carries Shelby, Cohen Over Flinn and Two Tax Hikes Defeated -

President Barack Obama carried Shelby County in unofficial Nov. 6 election returns as his Republican challenger Mitt Romney took the state’s 11 electoral votes.

Voter turnout in the most popular election cycle among Shelby County voters was 61.9 percent, about the same percentage as four years ago. But the 371,256 voters is fewer than 2008 when more than 400,000 Shelby County voters cast ballots. The percentage is about the same because there are fewer registered voters in Shelby County than there were four years ago after a purge by election officials.

36. Shelby Early Vote Shows Cohen Winning - Two Tax Questions Losing -

Early vote totals from Shelby County were released just before 10 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 6, after the vote count was delayed in part by long lines of voters waiting to vote at the 7 p.m. closing of polls.

37. St. George's to Host Musician Caroline Jones -

St. George’s Independent School is hosting Caroline Jones, a New York City-based singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer, Friday, Nov. 2.

Jones, the daughter of hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones and the niece of The Daily News owner Peter Schutt, will spend the day visiting all three St. George’s campuses. She’s the featured artist for a music program in memory of a student, Rebecca Meriwether Cooper Klyce, who died while in the first grade at St. George’s.

38. School Board Majority Backs Sales Tax Hike -

Twelve of the 23 countywide school board members have signed a letter urging voters to approve a half-cent countywide sales tax hike in the Nov. 6 elections.

The letter dated Thursday, Oct. 25, refers to using half of the estimated revenue from the extra half cent for an expansion of pre-kindergarten. But it mentions pre-k as one of several possible uses for the $30 million that would go to local education under state law.

39. Hinte Expands Role At Second to Nunn -

Lowell Hinte has been promoted to account manager and designer at website- and branding-design company Second to Nunn Design. Hinte has served as a designer at S2N since 2009. In his expanded role, Hinte will ensure clients’ expectations are met on key projects regarding strategy, vision, quality and schedule.

40. Muni Schools Questions Pass, Cohen Wins Big -

Voters in each of the six suburban towns and cities in Shelby County approved establishing municipal school districts in the unofficial results of the Thursday, Aug. 2, county general and state and federal primary elections.

41. Muni Schools, Cohen, Weirich, Johnson, Stanton, Kyle Take Early Vote -

Voters in each of the six suburban towns and cities in Shelby County were overwhelmingly approving the establishment of municipal school districts and a half cent sales tax hike to fund them in the first vote totals released Thursday, Aug. 2 by the Shelby County Election Commission.

42. Unemployment Could Stay High as US Economy Slows -

WASHINGTON (AP) – High unemployment isn't going away – not as long as the economy grows as slowly as it did in the April-June quarter.

Weak consumer spending held growth to an annual rate of just 1.5 percent, even less than the 2 percent rate in the first quarter. And few expect the economy to accelerate in the second half of the year as Europe's financial woes and a U.S. budget crisis restrain businesses and consumers.

43. Bernanke: Recession Likely if Congress Doesn't Act -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke painted a dark picture of where the U.S. economy is headed if Congress fails to reach agreement soon to avert a budget crisis.

"It would probably knock the recovery back into a recession and cost a lot of jobs, and would greatly delay the recovery that we're hoping to facilitate," said Bernanke at the end of two hours of testimony Tuesday before the Senate Banking Committee.

44. School Board Looks for Consensus -

After effectively ruling out Kriner Cash last week as the leader of the consolidated Shelby County school system, school board members now turn to a decision about how to select that superintendent.

45. School Board Votes Not To Renew Cash's Contract -

The countywide school board voted Tuesday, June 19, not to renew the contract of Memphis City Schools superintendent Dr. Kriner Cash past August 2013 when it is scheduled to run out.

The 14-8 vote came during two back-to-back school board meetings covering five hours in which the board also agreed to talk more about a process for selecting the superintendent of the consolidated school system to come at a meeting next week.

46. Girls Night Out Promotes Heart Health for Women -

The Memphis Chapter of the American Heart Association is gearing up for Girls Night Out, a fundraiser for heart health slated for Thursday, May 3, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Hilton Memphis hotel, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd.

47. Cohen-Hart in Congressional Race at Filing Deadline -

The chairman of the countywide school board, Billy Orgel, was effectively elected to his District 7 school board seat without opposition at the Thursday, April 5, filing deadline for candidates on the Aug. 2 primary and general election ballot in Shelby County.

48. Argent Opens Trust Office in Nashville -

It’s been a few years now since Louisiana-based Argent Financial Group, a diversified financial services company responsible for more than $3 billion in client assets, arrived in Memphis.

Since then, Argent has solidified its ties to the city. Now, it’s grown beyond Memphis deeper into the state.

49. CRE Activity Stays Strong During 2011 -

Despite hard times, local commercial real estate firms were able to ink plenty of deals in the past 12 months.

Memphis’ industrial leasing activity kicked off in January when Buena Park, Calif.-based Pacific Logistics Corp. signed a 60,000-square-foot lease in ProLogis Park DeSoto for its first Memphis-area location.

50. Apple's Jobs to Receive Posthumous Grammy -

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is receiving a posthumous Grammy for his technological innovations in the arts.

Jobs is among a dozen people, music groups and companies receiving honorary awards Feb. 11, the day before the Grammys.

51. CJ Sits With Sore Ankle, Expects to Play Vs Jags -

NASHVILLE (AP) – Chris Johnson says he originally feared he had hurt his right ankle badly, but says he expects to be able to play Saturday as Tennessee tries to keep its faint playoff hopes alive against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

52. Countywide Schools Board Fighting Old Cultures -

Aside from its looming battle with the state over charter schools, the countywide schools board is fighting conflicting meeting cultures of the old Memphis City Schools board and the old Shelby County Schools board.

53. Bernanke Shows Fed's Independence With Texas Trip -

WASHINGTON (AP) – A town hall meeting with Ben Bernanke and a group of military families discussing family finances wouldn't normally draw much notice.

But for this particular event, the Federal Reserve chairman is venturing into Texas. And those who watch the Fed say the visit sends a message to Bernanke's critics: The Fed is independent and won't be intimidated.

54. High Court Troubled by Warrantless GPS Tracking -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court invoked visions of an all-seeing Big Brother and satellites watching us from above. Then things got personal Tuesday when the justices were told police could slap GPS devices on their cars and track their movements, without asking a judge for advance approval.

55. Location Integral to Paper’s News Coverage -

The Daily News Publishing Co. Inc.’s real estate presence over the past 125 years speaks volumes about its mission.

56. Recorded History -

It began as a handwritten single piece of paper hand-delivered to 25 people in what was once the city of Memphis.

It was 125 years ago that the publication now called The Daily News was founded.

57. Wharton, Fullilove & Conrad Re-Elected -- Harris-Ford to Runoff - Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. won a full four-year term of office as mayor Thursday, Oct. 6, two years after he claimed the mayor’s office in a special election.

And all 12 of the Memphis City Council members seeking re-election won new four year terms in the city election cycle, marking the largest return of incumbents to the 13-member council in the 43-year history of the mayor-council form of government.

58. Schools Get Fresh Start With New Board -

The separate Memphis City Schools and Shelby County Schools boards are no more when the end of September rolls over into October.

And the 23 members of the countywide Shelby County Schools board take the oath of office Monday, Oct. 3 at the MCS auditorium.

59. Schools Funding Compromise Must Overcome Distrust -

The city of Memphis and the Memphis City Schools system have some time – but not a lot – to see if a very tentative school funding compromise can grow roots.

But downtime has never been the friend of either side in the three-year dispute that began when the then-newly elected council cut funding to MCS in April 2008.

60. MCS-City Council Talk Money At 4 PM -

As Memphis City Council members and Memphis City Schools board members prepare to talk for the first time since the school board voted to possibly delay the Aug. 8 start of the school year, Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. has offered to put $10 million in city funding on the table.

61. Callan Joins Methodist as Perioperative Director -

Thomas E. Callan has joined Methodist University Hospital as administrative director of perioperative services.

Hometown: New York City
Education: I earned a master of arts in health care administration from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. I also received my bachelor of science degree with majors in nursing, biology and psychology from The George Washington University.
Work Experience: More than 39 years of progressive responsible experience in hospital, health system management and managed care from both a provider and a third-party reimbursement perspective. For the past 31 years, I have served as a program director, senior consultant, senior health system administrator and patient care administrator.
Favorite quote: “One is not defined by their abilities, but rather by their choices.”
Last book read: “Stranger in a Strange Land” by Robert A. Heinlein
Favorite music: Blues and jazz
Favorite movie: “The Lion in Winter”
Sports team: New York Yankees
Activities you enjoy outside of work: I enjoy traveling and playing amateur softball.
Who has had the greatest influence on you? The person who has had the greatest influence on me is a former supervisor who taught me that it is all about taking risks in order to succeed.
Why did you pursue a career in health care administration? I chose a career in health care administration because I felt it was the most logical step to provide the maximum effect in health care.
What drew you to Methodist University Hospital? What attracted me to Methodist is the organization’s approach to patient- and family-centered care.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments? I consider some of my greatest accomplishments to include managing major managed care contracts that exceeded revenues of $250 million; designing and implementing a specialty care transplant contract inclusive of pre-operative, operative and post-operative care; and performing as the corporate clinical resource for contract negotiations for other specialty care areas including HIV and thoracic surgery.
What do you most enjoy about your work? I enjoy having the opportunity to mentor other people.

62. CLC Hosts Fundraiser at Theatre Memphis -

A fundraiser Thursday, June 2, at Theatre Memphis for the Community Legal Center will feature a play and a silent auction.

The $40-per-person event features “Crazy For You,” a comedy laced with George Gershwin tunes and dance numbers. There is also a silent auction. And the 6 p.m. reception before the 7:30 p.m. curtain features food prepared by local attorneys with help from catering professionals and complimentary wine and beer.

63. Long and Winding Road -

When Millington leaders gathered in a field off Navy Road earlier this month, the city’s current mayor, Richard Hodges, and his two predecessors were together for a project in which all three played a major role.

64. S&P Cuts Long-Term Outlook for US Debt to Negative -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Standard & Poor's Ratings Service downgraded its outlook Monday on U.S. government debt, expressing unprecedented doubts over the ability of Washington to bring the massive federal budget deficits under control.

65. Millington Breaks Ground on Veterans Parkway Extension -

Millington leaders broke ground Thursday on the long-awaited $26 million extension of Veterans Parkway.

The three miles of five-lane road with three bridges, as well as sidewalks and bicycle lanes, has been 15 years and three mayors in the making.

66. Events -

Small Biz Memphis will host the Cordova/Bartlett and East Memphis/Midtown Business Builders Circle meetings Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively, from 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. at 1661 International Drive, suite 400. The Germantown/Collierville meeting will be Thursday at 7:45 a.m. at 2176 West St., suite 110. For more information, call 205-9303.

67. In a Sluggish Economic Summer, No Easy Fix Ahead -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Reserve has little power left to lift the economy out of its rut. Congress, with an election looming, has no appetite for more stimulus. Shoppers are reluctant to spend, and businesses are slow to hire.

68. Events -

Harrah’s Casino Tunica will host the first Smokin’ Aces BBQ Championship Sept. 16 to 18. Entry deadline is Monday. For information and registration forms, visit www.smokinacesbbqchampionship.com.

69. Filing Deadline Hits for August Primaries -

The stage is set for the county’s most anticipated political showdown in the Aug. 5 state and federal primary elections.

Noon today is the deadline for candidates in the primaries, as well as those vying for nonpartisan seats on the Shelby County school board and the three judicial positions, to file their qualifying petitions for the ballot.

70. GreenScape Promotes Colvett to President -

Frank Colvett Jr. has been promoted to president of GreenScape Inc.

Colvett previously was executive vice president and corporate treasurer. He has been with GreenScape since 1992 and also has served the company in various capacities including project manager, estimator and vice president of marketing. His civic and community activities include serving as treasurer of the Tennessee Republican Party, and as a member of St. George’s Episcopal Church and the University Club of Memphis.

71. Commission Appointments Not Without Rancor -

John Pellicciotti is pursuing his master’s degree in political science from the University of Memphis. He’s writing his thesis. And this week, after trying several times for several years, the small-business owner and consultant got some real-world experience in his degree area.

72. Pellicciotti Wins Commission Seat -

Shelby County Commissioners took several rounds to do it, but got through the last two appointments left from the busy 2009 political year.

At the group’s first meeting of 2010, Republican John Pellicciotti was appointed to the District 4 Position 3 seat vacated in December by Democrat Matt Kuhn. Kuhn resigned to become a policy adviser to interim Shelby County Mayor Joe Ford.

73. UPDATE: Turner To State House -- Pellicciotti To County Commission -

Shelby County Commissioners took several rounds to do it, but got through the last two appointments left from the busy 2009 political year.

At the group’s first meeting of 2010, Republican John Pellicciotti was appointed to the District 4 Position 3 seat vacated in December by Democrat Matt Kuhn. Kuhn resigned to become a policy adviser to interim Shelby County Mayor Joe Ford.

74. Commissioners to Fill Commission, Legislature Vacancies -

Shelby County Commissioners will begin the new year with some familiar chores.

Today’s meeting begins at 1:30 p.m. at the County Administration Building.

It includes the appointment of a new commissioner for District 4 Position 3. And the commission will appoint an interim state representative for District 85.

75. Alabama Casinos Go Upscale to Rival Mississippi -

SHORTER, Ala. (AP) - Alabama casinos are making a $500 million bet that luxury hotels, celebrity restaurants and big-name entertainment will give southbound tourists an alternative to Mississippi's Gulf Coast gambling destinations.

76. Migliara Buys Summer Avenue Retail Center from Las Vegas Owner -

6343 U.S. 70 (Summer Ave.)
Memphis, TN 38134
Sale Amount: $1.2 Million

Sale Date: Nov. 25, 2009
Buyer: Lawrence Migliara
Seller: Biz Point Property Group LLC
Loan Amount: $1.2 million
Loan Date: Nov. 25, 2009
Maturity Date: Dec. 5, 2014
Lender: Trustmark National Bank

77. Daly’s Former Home Has New Owner -

Professional golfer John Daly’s former home on Legends Drive in Germantown has a new owner. Scott and Niloofar Baymiller bought the two-story, 7,671-square-foot home Nov. 30 for $950,000 from an entity called Selene RMOF REO Acquisition LLC.

78. U of M’s Raines Appointed To Southern Regional Education Board -

Dr. Shirley C. Raines has been appointed to the Southern Regional Education Board by Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen. Raines, president of the University of Memphis, will serve a four-year term.

79. Ralph Stanley's Memoirs Due Out Oct. 15 -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley has written his memoirs that include stories about performers Bill Monroe, George Jones, Dwight Yoakam, Porter Wagoner, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs.

80. Ex-TSEA Head Wants Reinstatement, $300K -

Zoyle Jones is suing to be reinstated as the president of the Tennessee State Employees Association following a determination by Nashville prosecutors that he did nothing wrong by charging the state and the employees group for the same trips.

81. Memphis Music Foundation Elects Bell Chairman -

Al Bell has been elected the new chairman of the Memphis Music Foundation.
Under Bell’s direction, the foundation will continue to provide education, strategic planning and promotional opportunities to the Memphis music industry.
Bell is the former chairman and owner of Stax Records and former president of Motown Records. Bell has worked with artists such as Booker T and the MG’s, Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, Albert King, Rufus Thomas, Isaac Hayes and Richard Pryor.

82. Here Comes the Sun: Memphis’ cut of the state’s solar energy plan -

The Sharp Manufacturing plant in Hickory Hill has always been a symbol as much as a working part of the city’s economic infrastructure.

The plant on South Mendenhall Road represents the city’s first truly international big business presence. It opened in 1978 after Japanese executives came to Memphis to negotiate directly with city leaders. And once the deal closed, a now-legendary picket line was thrown up by local union leaders. The picketing symbolized organized labor’s determination to have a voice in local economic development.

83. The Flintco Cos. Names Musson Business Development Director -

Troy Musson has been hired by The Flintco Cos. Inc. as its director of business development for Flintco’s Memphis and Springdale, Ark., offices.

84. Fentress Joins Harris Shelton -

Susan Fentress has joined the Downtown offices of Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh PLLC. Fentress concentrates her practice in the areas of intellectual property and biosciences.

85. TSEA President Demoted from Top Corrections Post -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The president of the Tennessee State Employees Association has been demoted from a top post at the state Corrections Department following allegations that he billed the state and the employees' group for identical trips.

86. John Daly’s Home Foreclosed, Sold on Courthouse Steps -

9844 Legends Drive
Germantown, TN 38139
Sale Amount: $1.2 Million

Sale Date: Feb. 5, 2009
Buyer: Regions Bank
Seller: J. Phillip Jones, Substitute Trustee

87. Senate Passes Stimulus; Treasury Unveils Bank Help -

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate approved President Barack Obama's giant economic stimulus measure on Tuesday, part of a string of powerful government steps that could marshal close to $3 trillion in taxpayer and private money to revive the collapsing national economy.

88. Leonard Joins Madison Hotel As Director of Sales -

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.

89. Bush Signs Jobless Benefits Extension -

WASHINGTON (AP) - With no end in sight to economic bad news, President George W. Bush on Friday ensured that millions of laid-off workers will keep getting their unemployment checks as the year-end holidays approach.

90. Fed Sees US Economic Woes Persisting Into 2009 -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Pounded by a fierce financial crisis, the United States is sinking deeper into economic despair that has pushed the number of newly laid-off workers to a 16-year high, with problems likely to stretch well into next year.

91. Administration Speeds Up On Economic Problems -

WASHINGTON (AP) – At a time when most administrations are slowing down, the Bush White House appears to be speeding up – at least when it comes to getting the $700 billion financial rescue program up and running.

92. Head Selected as Director Of SWTCC Library -

Carolyn Head has been selected to serve as executive director of Library Services for Southwest Tennessee Community College.

93. Worries Over Economy Spread; Global Markets Sink -

NEW YORK (AP) – Fears of recession are trumping fears of inflation.

A crucial barometer of inflation came in flat last month, temporarily halting Wall Street’s slide. But stocks seesawed in a wide range Thursday.

94. Swaggers Turn to Shudders a Year After Market High -

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Just a year ago, investors were swaggering as the stock market surged to an all-time high. Now, almost everyone on Wall Street and Main Street seems to be shuddering amid a frightening reversal of fortune that has erased $8.3 trillion in shareholder wealth in the past year.

95. World Markets Tumble on Lehman News -

PARIS (AP) - World stock markets turned sharply lower Monday after a double-fisted blow from Wall Street - news that Lehman Brothers had filed for bankruptcy and Merrill Lynch would be sold to Bank of America.

96. Memphis Musicians Among Hall of Fame Inductees -

Booker T. and the MGs, the Memphis Horns and the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section will become the newest members of the Musicians Hall of Fame.

Musician and producer Al Kooper, producer Billy Sherrill and Buddy Holly’s band The Crickets also will be inducted this year.

97. Wholesale Prices Up in March -

WASHINGTON (AP) - Inflation at the wholesale level soared in March at nearly triple the rate that had been forecast as energy prices kept rising and food costs posted a much bigger jump than anticipated.

98. Concern About Credit Crisis Leads Fed to Make Rare Move -

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve is urgently moving to contain a deepening credit crisis and restore confidence in panicked financial markets by becoming a lender of last resort for Wall Street investment houses, which were able to secure short-term emergency loans beginning Monday.

99. Despite Recent Drama, Charter Commission Faces Full Plate -

An emotional discussion on term limits received a lot of attention at this month's meeting of the Memphis Charter Commission.

But the group reviewing the city charter for possible changes to be submitted to voters doesn't lack for other items. And time is getting short for decisions and answers to questions that in many cases rely on legal opinions and interpretations.

100. Federal Reserve Cuts Key Interest Rate, Indicates More Cuts May Be Coming -

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve, confronted with a global stock sell-off fanned by increased fears of a recession, slashed a key interest rate by three-quarters of a percentage point on Tuesday and indicated further rate cuts were likely.