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1. Won’t be the same without the head ball coach -

I miss Steve Spurrier.

It won’t be the same without Spurrier coaching South Carolina when Tennessee (4-4, 2-3 SEC) plays host to the Gamecocks (3-5, 1-5) on Saturday.

It wasn’t the same this week without Spurrier throwing a jab or two at UT leading up to the game.

2. Success Looks Like Five-Game Win Streak For Vols -

Leaves are changing colors, a chill is in the fall air and Tennessee’s football schedule is getting softer.

Happens every year.

We’ve all heard by now how Tennessee is the best 3-4 team in college football. Now is the time to prove it.

3. O’Brien Joins Sullivan’s Creative Team -

Chris O’Brien has joined Sullivan Branding’s creative team as group creative director. In this role, O’Brien specializes in the design, development, and implementation of creative campaigns. He’s also responsible for overseeing the agency’s creative operations and product.

4. Here’s How Vols Grade Going Into Second Half -

Order has been restored in Vol Nation, at least for now.

Tennessee’s football team restored it with a 38-31 victory over then-No. 19 Georgia last Saturday at Neyland Stadium.

UT’s rally from a 24-3 deficit has much of the fan base back on board with Vols coach Butch Jones and his staff after a precarious week leading up to the game.

5. Big Nashville Homecoming for Middle Tennessee Vols -

Tennessee defensive end Derek Barnett won’t be in a strange place Saturday when he walks into Nissan Stadium in Nashville for the 2015 season opener against Bowling Green.

6. Rocky Top In Nashville: Good For City, Bad For Vols -

I can’t help but get fired up for a college football game between Tennessee and Virginia Tech in front of 150,000 people at Bristol Motor Speedway.

7. Vols Nearly Set on Offense as Season Approaches -

With Tennessee’s football team three weeks into fall camp, the offensive depth charts are set at some positions, while others remain open.

UT coach Butch Jones enters the 2015 season with no questions at quarterback or running back. His has plenty of receivers and all should get their share of playing time.

8. Shibata Named UTHSC Chair of Surgery -

Dr. David Shibata has been named the Scheinberg Endowed Chair of Surgery and a professor in the Department of Surgery in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

9. Sports Shorts -

Five Memphis Tigers Claim Scholar-Athlete Awards: Five University of Memphis student-athletes claimed Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Awards for their efforts on the field and in the classroom during the 2014-15 season, the American Athletic Conference has announced.

10. Tigers Transfer Nichols Commits to Virginia -

University of Memphis transfer forward Austin Nichols has committed to the University of Virginia; Nichols announced his decision on Sunday, July 26, in a statement released to multiple media outlets.

11. Plane Talk -

It was 2012 and Tom Jones was growing increasingly frustrated.

The root of Jones’ discontent was the high fares Delta Air Lines was extracting from Mid-Southerners at Memphis International Airport.

12. Fast Growth for Knoxville Diocese -

For the smallest Catholic diocese in the U.S., the Knoxville diocese knows how to draw a crowd of movers and shakers.

At the April 19 groundbreaking for the new $25 million cathedral, the lineup of both secular and non-secular dignitaries attending a weekend of events was impressive.

13. Stones’ Nashville Connections Go Way Back -

While Brad Paisley lives what he calls “a bucket list item” by singing while playing his guitar in typically showy fashion as the opening act for The Rolling Stones, the most important guitarist in rock ‘n’ roll history and a man idolized by Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood will be sitting in his house on Blueberry Hill in the hills of northern Davidson County.

14. Library Foundation Crowdfunds for Cloud901 -

This week, the Memphis Library Foundation launched its first crowdfunding campaign to raise $10,000 for needed equipment in its new teen learning lab Cloud901, opening this fall.

Thanks to donors Jack and Sandra Jones, that $10,000 will be doubled, with their commitment to match up to $10,000.

15. Memphis Library Foundation Crowdfunds for Cloud901 -

This week, the Memphis Library Foundation launched its first crowdfunding campaign to raise $10,000 for needed equipment in its new teen learning lab Cloud901, opening this fall.

Thanks to donors Jack and Sandra Jones, that $10,000 will be doubled, with their commitment to match up to $10,000.

16. Kelly, Berry Battle for Safety Spot in Legacy Showdown -

Todd Kelly Jr. concludes his first spring practice with Tennessee’s football team this week in a heated competition for a safety job.

17. Pinnacle Awards Honor Commercial Real Estate Standouts -

The local commercial real estate community gathered at the Memphis Botanic Garden Thursday, April 9, for the 14th annual Pinnacle Awards. Every year, the Memphis Area Association of Realtors Commercial Council honors its members based on their transactional volume, merit and community activity.

18. Vols’ Dobbs Embraces the Role of ‘CEO Quarterback’ -

Joshua Dobbs enters his junior season as Tennessee’s undisputed No. 1 quarterback and team leader, the player most responsible for the Vols’ relevance again in SEC football.

19. Teammate’s Death Looms Over UT’s Tennis Season -

Tennessee senior Mikelis Libietis sits on the bench before a match on Court 1 at Goodfriend Indoor Tennis Center and is reminded of one of his greatest losses.

Not a tennis match.

Court 1 is named “Sean Karl Court” in memory of Brentwood’s Sean Karl, former University of Tennessee tennis player who died Nov. 16, 2014 of cancer. He was 20.

20. Events -

The Rotary Club of Memphis East will meet Wednesday, March 11, at noon at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Jack Sammons, chairman of the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority, will speak. Cost is $17. RSVP to Lee Hughes at lmhughes@bellsouth.net.

21. Jones, Vols Make Honor Roll With Recruiting Class -

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.

22. Vols’ Jones Continues to Impress With Recruiting Skills -

KNOXVILLE – National signing day is in the books, and Tennessee football coach Butch Jones and his staff can relax and savor another top-tier recruiting class.

Oops. Wait a minute. No time off for Jones and his assistants when it comes to recruiting. They’re already busy putting together the 2016 class, and looking at recruits for future classes.

23. Murfreesboro, Nashville Players Get Jump on UT Careers -

KNOXVILLE – Jack Jones didn’t want to waste any time getting started with his football career at the University of Tennessee, so he graduated in December from Murfreesboro Oakland High School.

24. Vols Take Plenty of Momentum Into Offseason -

KNOXVILLE – There’s nothing like going into the offseason on a high note. The Vols will be riding the momentum from the resounding 45-28 victory against Iowa in the Jan. 2 TaxSlayer Bowl through the end of recruiting season, winter workouts, spring practices and into the summer months.

25. Music Takes Center Stage for Nashville's New Year’s Eve -

Cynics and service industry folks might call it “amateur night.” And one can hardly blame them as New Year’s Eve can turn even the most unassuming guest into a rowdy reveler for a night.

26. Memphis Ties Abound in Jack Jones Classic -

This time a year ago, a Southeast Missouri State basketball team with a strong Memphis flavor came into FedExForum and played a competitive game with a University of Memphis squad that would later win a game in the NCAA Tournament.

27. Ole Miss, Southeast Missouri in First Jack Jones Classic -

Division I college basketball returns to Southaven as Ole Miss plays Southeast Missouri State in the inaugural Jack Jones Classic on Monday, Dec. 22, at the Landers Center. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.

28. Ole Miss to Play in Jack Jones Classic -

Division I college basketball returns to Southaven as Ole Miss plays Southeast Missouri State in the inaugural Jack Jones Classic Dec. 22 at the Landers Center. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.

Area basketball fans will recognize many of the names on each roster. Coach Andy Kennedy and the Rebels have two Memphis players: Marcanvis Hymon (Whitehaven) and Martavious Newby (Booker T. Washington).

29. Ole Miss to Play in Jack Jones Classic -

Division I college basketball returns to Southaven as Ole Miss plays Southeast Missouri State in the inaugural Jack Jones Classic Dec. 22 at the Landers Center. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.

Area basketball fans will recognize many of the names on each roster. Coach Andy Kennedy and the Rebels have two Memphis players: Marcanvis Hymon (Whitehaven) and Martavious Newby (Booker T. Washington).

30. Union Pacific Profit Chugs Ahead 19 Percent -

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific Corp. delivered a 19 percent increase in its third-quarter profit as the railroad hauled 7 percent more freight and increased rates.

31. Jones’ Wide Net Gathers Old Friends, Top Prospects -

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.

32. From the Gallery of Tradition -

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Overheard in the gallery:

“Where you staying tonight?”

“With you. Didn’t they tell you?”

“You got any cousins coming?”

33. Pahlow Wins Broker of the Year -

After enduring early struggles in his commercial real estate career, Scott Pahlow has reached the top of his industry.

Pahlow, an executive vice president with Newmark Grubb Memphis, was named Commercial Broker of the Year Thursday night at the Memphis Area Association of Realtors Commercial Council’s 13th annual Pinnacle Awards gala.

34. Survey: Economists See US Growth Pickup This Year -

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — With the pace of U.S. economic growth seen speeding up later this year and next, many business economists expect the Federal Reserve to end its bond purchases this fall or even earlier.

35. Library Foundation Honors Longtime Board Members -

Memphis philanthropist Honey Scheidt likes to describe the library as “the most democratic institution we have.”

That feeling informs her longstanding service on the board of the Memphis Library Foundation, the organization created in 1994 to organize and raise funds for what’s now known as the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library.

36. Twitter Soars in Market Debut -

NEW YORK (AP) – Shares of Twitter went on sale to the public for the first time Thursday, instantly leaping more than 70 percent above their offering price in a dazzling debut that exceeded even Wall Street's lofty hopes.

37. Henry Turley Co. Files Permits for South Junction -

727 E. Mann Circle; 726. E. Mann Circle; 725 W. Mann Circle; 35 W. Georgia Ave.; 649 Florida St.; 18 W. Carolina Ave.; 9 E. Carolina Ave.
Memphis, TN 38103
Permit Costs: $1.5 million; $1.5 million; $1.5 million; $1.5 million; $1.5 million; $1.5 million; $1.4 million

38. Raleigh Court Townhomes Sell for $1.4 Million -

The 59-unit Raleigh Court Townhomes at 4230 Powers Road in Raleigh has sold for $1.4 million.

BSJW Real Estate Holdings GP bought the 43-year-old property in a July 22 warranty deed from Raleigh Court Townhomes LLC, which had acquired the property in 2004 for $1.9 million.

39. Yoakum Helps Businesses ‘Move On With Their Lives’ -

Though the jump Brian Yoakum made at the beginning of August from The Biller Law Firm to Evans Petree PC was only a floor away, he saw a greater opportunity to broaden his practice areas and expand the services he could offer clients.

40. Jones Awarded Honor At Riverside Military Academy -

John Paul “Jack” Jones, former publisher of The Daily News, is the recipient of the President’s Philanthropy Award from Riverside Military Academy.

41. Jones Awarded Honor at Riverside Military Academy -

John Paul “Jack” Jones, former publisher of The Daily News, is the recipient of the President’s Philanthropy Award from Riverside Military Academy.

42. Public Defender Role Lets Bell Help Others -

For assistant federal defender David Bell, the urge to be a lawyer was precipitated by the urge to help people.

43. Jack Jones Shootout Returns to Memphis -

Four of the five players in the 2013 recruiting class of the University of Memphis basketball team will be featured in the annual Jack Jones Basketball Shootout that begins Thursday, March 21, and continues through Saturday, March 23.

44. Federal Review of Tobacco Products Grinds to a Halt -

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Talk about a smoke break.

Tobacco companies have introduced almost no new cigarettes or smokeless tobacco products in the U.S. in more than 18 months because the federal government has prevented them from doing so, an Associated Press review has found.

45. Firm Selected to Market Mall of Memphis Site -

The local office of Jones Lang LaSalle has been selected to market the former Mall of Memphis property for industrial tenants.

Johnson Development Associates Inc. closed in April on the 113-acre site in the southwest quadrant of Interstate 240 and Perkins Road for $2.7 million. The Spartanburg, S.C.-based developer plans to build an industrial park called Aerotropolis Logistics Park that can accommodate two or more speculative or build-to-suit facilities of up to 1.2 million square feet.

46. 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.

47. Cherry Back to Roots at Dunavant Enterprises -

Russel Cherry, longtime general counsel at Dunavant Enterprises Inc., grew up in a family that raised sporting dogs and had originally planned to be a veterinarian.

48. Arkansas Supreme Court Strikes Down Execution Law -

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – The Arkansas Supreme Court struck down the state's execution law Friday, calling it unconstitutional.

In a split decision, the high court sided with 10 death row inmates who argued that, under Arkansas' constitution, only the Legislature can set execution policy. Legislators in 2009 voted to give that authority to the Department of Correction.

49. Georgia 3PL Growing Its Area Footprint -

A Savannah, Ga.-based third-party logistics firm is seeing rapid expansion in the Southeast Memphis industrial market after its local entrance less than a year ago.

Coastal Logistics Group Inc. has signed a 50,000-square-foot lease extension at 5715 Distribution Drive, bringing its Memphis footprint to 100,000 square feet. The company inked its initial 50,000-square-foot warehouse lease in June.

50. Jones Has Memphis Homecoming At GPAC -

Rising star Caroline Jones’ performance Saturday, April 28, at Germantown Performing Arts Centre’s 2012 Gala will be a homecoming of sorts for the New York-based singer-songwriter.

51. Nation Adds 200K Jobs in December Hiring Surge -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Four painful years after the Great Recession struck and wiped out 8.7 million jobs, the United States may finally be in an elusive pattern known as the virtuous cycle – an escalating loop of robust job growth, healthier spending and higher demand.

52. 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.

53. Jaguars Try to Spoil Titans' Must-Win Situation -

NASHVILLE (AP) – With all the AFC's playoff scenarios, the math is simple for the Tennessee Titans.

Win Saturday or nothing else matters.

Tennessee ruined the chance to control its playoff fate with two straight losses, and none more painful than the last to the previously winless Colts. Now the Titans (7-7) are looking up at the New York Jets and Cincinnati Bengals needing lots of help to earn a playoff berth under first-year coach Mike Munchak.

54. Calvary Series Ends With Christmas Pops Concert -

The Calvary & the Arts concert-and-lunch series wraps up this week with a show about the Christmas holiday celebrated in song as “the most wonderful time of the year.”

Attendees of Calvary’s Christmas Pops Concert Wednesday, Dec. 7, at Calvary Episcopal Church at 102 N. Second St. can expect to enjoy classic treats like “Sleigh Ride,” “Christmas Fantasy” and other well-loved symphonic works.

55. Calvary Series Welcomes Boychoir’s Angelic Voices -

After returning from a tour of the nation’s capital that included performances at the National Cathedral, Basilica of the Immaculate Shrine, and the Canadian and Singapore embassies, the Memphis Boychoir celebrates the holy season of Advent with a hometown performance at Calvary Episcopal Church.

56. Cobb Brings Unique Sound to Calvary Series -

Joyce Cobb is a versatile singer and entertainer on the local music scene who knows how to deliver a memorable show.

57. Jazz Orchestra Swings Into Calvary and the Arts Concert -

The Memphis Jazz Orchestra’s date at the annual Calvary and the Arts series usually falls the same week as Veterans Day.

That is the case again this Wednesday, Nov. 9, for the concert, which begins at 12:05 p.m. and ends 45 to 50 minutes later with a light lunch for $5 at the historic Calvary Episcopal Church, 102 N. Second St.

58. Wealth of Experience -

Paul Tudor Jones loves the feel of newsprint in his hands.

Get a newspaper business veteran talking – especially one from the pre-digital business, when the typing on newsroom keyboards sounded more like a clacking – and they can still hear the sounds, smell the ink and see the bustle. And they’ll tell you so.

59. Calvary and the Arts Features Americana Artist Spence -

Wednesday, Nov. 2, marks the halfway point for the Calvary & the Arts Concert Series, Calvary Episcopal Church’s annual musical series in memory of Dottie Jones.

For nearly 30 of Calvary’s 179-year-old history, the church has highlighted the Memphis tradition of great musicians and great food with free concerts at the church, 102 N. Second St. This year’s concerts, on Wednesdays at 12:05 p.m., run through Dec. 7.

60. 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.

61. Jackson Lewis’ Jones Helps Foreign Workers Come to U.S. -

Being a partner in a labor and employment law firm leads David Jones of Jackson Lewis LLP in many directions, assisting a range of talent from high-level executives to circus performers in their travels to the United States for work.

62. 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.

63. Community Connector -

For more than 30 years, Calvary Episcopal Church – the mother parish of the Episcopal Church in Memphis – each autumn has delivered a unique, free and convenient lunchtime musical experience in the heart of Downtown Memphis.

64. Still a Newspaperman -

Faith, family, philanthropy, a love of basketball and a passion for the newspaper business are the foundations of Memphian John Paul Jones’ life.

65. Hot Commodity -

Standing on a sidewalk that faces Germantown Parkway, across from the entrance to Bellevue Baptist Church, a man wears a gold-colored track suit and backwards cap while waving an oversized sign in the shape of an arrow that announces to passing motorists, “We Buy Gold. Highest prices paid.”

66. NYC Investor Jones Recalls Memphis Roots -

Decades before he worked his way to the top of the financial world as a billionaire hedge fund manager and influential market guru, Paul Tudor Jones had an early affinity for the newspaper business.

67. Bernanke Proposes no New Steps to Boost Economy -

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke leaned on Congress on Friday to do more to promote hiring and growth, or risk delaying the economy's return to full health.

68. Tiger Gift Shop Moves To Larger Space -

Tiger Gift Shop is relocating a few doors down from its current location on the Highland Strip near the University of Memphis.

The university retailer, now at 549 S. Highland St., has signed a new 5,000-square-foot lease at 531 S. Highland, in the space formerly occupied by From One Greek to Another.

69. Schutt Excels As Volunteer, Outdoorsman, Businessman -

When Peter Schutt bought The Daily News Publishing Co. Inc. from his father John Paul “Jack” Jones in 1994, it marked the fourth generation of ownership for the family-run business whose story dates back more than a century.

70. U of M Event Honors City’s Legal Pillars -

They’ve argued landmark cases in Memphis courtrooms in addition to representing everyday clients. They’ve grown into lions of the local legal profession. And they’ve helped tilt the course of history in the city.

71. Spirit of SRVS Event to Benefit Organization -

The Hilton Memphis will host the 13th Annual Spirit of SRVS: A Taste of the Good Life Aug. 6.

The auction event benefits Shelby Residential and Vocational Services (SRVS) and people with disabilities. Special guests include Honorary Chairs Ruby Wharton and Mayor A C Wharton Jr., Sandra and Jack Jones, and Event Chairs Autumn and David Porter.

72. Ga.-Based Coastal Logistics Signs Lease -

A budding Savannah, Ga.-based third-party logistics firm is expanding into the Southeast Memphis industrial market. Coastal Logistics Group Inc. has signed a new 50,000-square-foot lease at 5715 Distribution Drive.

73. New Farmers Markets Hit Needy Areas -

Farmers markets have typically been seen as the domain of middle-class, college-educated, health-conscious consumers concerned about reducing their carbon footprint, knowing the origin of their food and supporting local farmers committed to sustainable practices.

74. Memphis Firm Acquires Two Atlanta Properties -

Memphis-based Cypress Realty Holdings Co. has acquired two outparcels in the North Atlanta market.

75. State of the Business -

For several Memphis business leaders, the tone and message of Tuesday night’s State of the Union speech reflected a president extending an olive branch to corporate America and hitting the reset button on a relationship that’s been noticeably strained for two years.

76. Dow Breaks Through 12,000, First Time Since 2008 -

NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average broke through 12,000 for the first time in two and half years Wednesday but edged lower in afternoon trading.

Investors were encouraged by President Barack Obama's call to overhaul taxes on businesses and a jump in new home sales in December. The gains were held back by weak profit forecasts from Boeing Co., Xerox Corp. and other big names.

77. Argo Joins Crews & Associates as Vice President -

Hayden C. Argo Jr. has joined Crews & Associates Inc. as vice president for the investment-banking firm in the Memphis market. Argo will conduct fixed income securities sales.

78. Bardos Named Dean at St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School -

Denny Bardos has joined St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School as dean of enrollment management and financial aid.

Hometown: Germantown
Education: Bachelor of Arts, psychology, Christian Brothers University
Work Experience: Prior to joining SAA-SDS, I spent 16 years in college admissions.
Family: My wife, Amanda, and I have three children:Daniel, 14; Breana, 11; and Brandon, 2.
Favorite quote: “Many a truth is said in jest.” William Shakespeare
Last book read: “The Little Big Things” by Tom Peters
Favorite music: I like anything from Beethoven to Blink 182, but alternative is my favorite.
Favorite movie: The original “Batman” with Jack Nicholson
Sports team: Chicago Cubs
Activities you enjoy outside of work: I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, and biking.
What talent do you wish you had? I wish I could play the piano.
Who has had the greatest influence on you? My mother. She was an incredibly generous, loving, spiritual, and caring woman.
What drew you to St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School? I wanted to be able to utilize my background in admissions and financial aid at an excellent independent school.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments? Seeing students whom I recruited go on to become very successful in their lives.
What do you most enjoy about your work? Working with families to show them all the outstanding benefits of a SAA-SDS education!

79. Community Gift -

The floats told the story of Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital on Tuesday as it celebrated its 58th birthday with the opening celebration for a new $340 million pediatric medical center.

A giant heart with stitches symbolized the giving spirit of the Le Bonheur Club, the ladies sewing club that led the effort to build the old hospital. Another float featured huge hard hats in tribute to the construction workers who built the new one.

80. Ark. Jury Acquits Ex-Judge of Theft Charges -

A Jefferson County jury has acquitted a former county judge of four counts of theft of property.

After deliberating for about 90 minutes Wednesday, the jury found former Judge Jack Jones not guilty, saying he did not knowingly or willingly conceal the offenses of which he had been accused, which means he could not be convicted.

81. SEC Chief: Early Findings Due in Trading Probe -

BOSTON (AP) - Federal investigators on Tuesday will submit preliminary findings into a sudden plunge in financial markets, and exchanges will propose new trading rules aimed at preventing another such crash, the nation's top securities regulator said.

82. Exchanges Agree in Principle to New Rules -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The leaders for major securities exchanges have agreed in principle to a uniform system of "circuit breakers" that would slow trading during periods of intense market volatility, U.S. regulators said Monday.

83. Fed Keep Rates at Record Lows; Upbeat on Economy -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve sounded a more confident note Wednesday that the economy is strengthening but pledged to hold rates at record lows to make sure it gains traction.

Wrapping up a two-day meeting, the Fed in a 9-1 decision retained its pledge to hold rates at historic lows for an "extended period." Doing so will help energize the recovery.

84. Indie Film’s Originality Helps Find Distributor -

If originality is the key to breaking into the national indie film market, then Memphis filmmaker Mark Jones has found a rare niche indeed.

85. Hoop Dreams -

The name “John Paul Jones” is etched on the newsroom office door of The Daily News building in Downtown Memphis and also on the main entrance of a 16,000-seat arena at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.

86. Susser Reflects on 15 Years in Immigration Law -

Lynn Susser, managing partner of Siskind Susser LLP, has been selected for inclusion in the 2010 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in immigration law.

87. Fed Says Economy Leveling Out; Rates Stay at Lows -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Reserve Wednesday delivered a vote of confidence in the economy, saying it would slow the pace of an emergency rescue program and indicating the recession appears to be ending.

88. Kids, Adults Gear Up for Shootout Event at FedExForum -

During March in Memphis, it seems as if most days could be considered “basketball day.” But as the trappings of last week’s C-USA tournament at FedExForum give way to NCAA tournament rankings and travel schedules, the forum will be the site Saturday of what can only be described as a day devoted to what is the city’s most popular sport – basketball.

89. Stocks Tumble After Government Bailout of AIG -

NEW YORK (AP) - Wall Street plunged again in a crisis of confidence Wednesday as anxieties about the financial system still ran high after the government's bailout of insurer American International Group Inc. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped about 340 points, and investors seeking the safety of hard assets and government debt sent gold, oil and short-term Treasurys soaring.

90. Notification Requirement Dropped From Open Records Bill -

NASHVILLE (AP) – House lawmakers have scrapped a proposal requiring public officials to be notified whenever they’re the target of an open records request.

A House subcommittee on Wednesday approved the change to legislation sponsored by Rep. Steve McDaniel, R-Parkers Crossroads. The committee also agreed to a provision allowing records custodians to charge for searches that take longer than five hours.

91. Shootout Event To Host Hoops Hopefuls From Across the U.S. -

Local high school basketball standouts Ray Parks, Marvin Brown and Samson Carter will take to the court Saturday night at FedExForum.

The teens are part of the local M33M Magic Memphis basketball team. They will be taking part in the Jack Jones Shootout, playing against the M33M National basketball team.

92. Shoemaker Financial's Allen Earns Circle of Excellence -

Frank Allen, a certified financial planner and financial adviser with Shoemaker Financial, has achieved the Circle of Excellence award from Securian Financial Services for his performance in 2007.

93. Herenton To Take Oath Tuesday -

Mayor Willie Herenton will kick off his fifth term in office Tuesday.

Herenton and all 13 Memphis City Council members elected this year will begin new four-year terms by taking their respective oaths of office at noon at The Cannon Center for the Performing Arts. U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., will be the featured speaker.

94. Fairgrounds Redevelopment Now In Three Flavors -

Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton this week unveiled to the City Council three options for redeveloping the Mid-South Fairgrounds.

Herenton told council members the fate of Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium will depend on a pending decision from the U.S. Department of Justice about what improvements the city must make to the stadium to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

95. ANALYSIS: Consumers Showing Some Financial Fatigue Outside Mortgages Causing Concern -

NEW YORK (AP) - The malaise in the mortgage market is starting to spread to credit-card and auto loans in what one analyst has dubbed consumer credit "contagion." It's an ominous warning signal for the economy.

96. Council Hustles On Tying Loose Ends -

Memphis City Council members, most of them leaving office with the New Year, took several steps this week toward shaping the four-year term of their successors as well as the fifth term of Mayor Willie Herenton.

97. Council Passes Buck On 'Disgusting' Warehouse Proposal -

A familiar and decidedly unwelcome name confronted City Council members on Tuesday's agenda. And the council reacted by sending the project for a warehouse near Memphis International Airport back to the Land Use Control Board (LUCB).

98. Perrin to Oversee Orpheum's Fundraising Efforts, Special Events -

The Orpheum Theatre announced Jim Perrin has been named vice president of development. Perrin previously served as the president of Junior Achievement of Memphis & the Mid-South Inc. In his new position, he will oversee the Orpheum's fundraising efforts, special events and other projects.

99. City Council Races Overflow With 83 Candidates Filing -

It's the year of the open seat on the Memphis City Council.

With seven incumbents not running for re-election and the resignation last month of an eighth, it is already the biggest turnover of council seats in the 40-year history of the mayor-council form of government.

100. Leadership Memphis Names Sessoms Board Chair -

Leadership Memphis has named Glenn Sessoms its board chair for 2007-2008. Sessoms is currently the vice president of the FedEx Memphis Hub Day Sort, where he manages 3,500 employees, four directors, 25 senior managers and 150 managers. He is a twice-decorated Five Star Award winner, the highest level of recognition at FedEx. Sessoms also is a 1997 graduate of the Leadership Memphis Executive Program.