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1. Obama, Clinton Families Pay Tribute to JFK
- Thursday, November 21, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama paid tribute Wednesday to former President John F. Kennedy's legacy, joining former President Bill Clinton to lay a wreath at Kennedy's grave and presenting a freedom medal that Kennedy conceived before his assassination 50 years ago this week.
2. Jack Daniel's in Legal Fight With Small Distiller
- Monday, October 28, 2013
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A white whiskey named for a famed Appalachian moonshiner started out being sold in Mason jars, to honor its roguish roots, but switched to square-shaped bottling.
3. Healthcare.gov Failures Surface at Hill Hearing
- Friday, October 25, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — The leading contractors on the Obama administration's troubled health insurance website told Congress Thursday that the government failed to thoroughly test the complicated system before it went live.
4. Retailers Face Season of Uncertainty
- Monday, October 21, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – Will Washington be the Grinch who stole Christmas?
After weeks of bickering between Congress and the White House, President Barack Obama on Wednesday signed into law a plan that ended a partial 16-day government shutdown and suspended the nation's debt limit until early next year.
5. Airfare Competition Has Airport Authority Optimistic
- Friday, October 18, 2013
Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority officials remain optimistic about the future of Memphis International Airport, thanks to increased airline competition that is driving down airfares for travelers and businesses.
6. Dodge Default, Defund Obamacare, GOP Leaders Say
- Thursday, September 19, 2013
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.
7. Senate, House Ensnared in Health Care Controversy
- Wednesday, September 18, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Implacable Republican opposition to Obamacare has Congress once more veering closer to gridlock.
In the House, more than 50 conservatives support tacking a one-year delay in implementing the health care law onto a bill needed to prevent a partial government shutdown on Oct. 1.
8. Obama Economic Adviser Leaving, Successor Picked
- Monday, September 16, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama will replace Gene Sperling, his chief economic adviser and West Wing workaholic, with Jeffrey Zients, a top aide who has filled in as acting budget director and who led a White House effort to streamline government.
9. Jack Daniel's Prepares for its Largest Expansion
- Friday, August 23, 2013
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Jack Daniel's is being served a $100 million-plus expansion of its rural Tennessee distillery to flex more muscle in the growing whiskey market.
The investment amounts to the largest single production expansion in the brand's long history. It will add stills and barrel warehouses at the Jack Daniel's operations in Lynchburg, Tenn., the brand's Louisville-based parent company, Brown-Forman Corp., said Thursday.
10. Henneberger Joins First State Bank Small-Business Lending Division
- Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Sean Henneberger has joined First State Bank’s small-business lending division as vice president/business development officer in the Memphis market. In his new role, Henneberger will help small businesses pursue loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration and U.S. Department of Agriculture Business and Industry Guaranteed Loan Program.
11. Senate Set to Finish Work on Student Loan Deal
- Thursday, July 25, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Borrowing for tuition, housing and books would be less expensive for college students and their parents this fall but the costs would start climbing almost immediately under a deal the Senate was poised to pass Wednesday.
12. Back to Negotiations After Student Loan Plan Fails
- Thursday, July 11, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The defeat of a student loan bill in the Senate on Wednesday clears the way for fresh negotiations to restore lower rates, but lawmakers are racing the clock before millions of students return to campus next month to find borrowing terms twice as high as when school let out.
13. US Government Collecting Huge Number of Phone Records
- Friday, June 07, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The government is secretly collecting the telephone records of millions of U.S. customers of Verizon under a top-secret court order, according to the chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. The Obama administration is defending the National Security Agency's need to collect such records, but critics are calling it a huge over-reach.
14. Republicans to Back Obama's Student Loan Plan
- Friday, May 10, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – House Republicans are willing to give President Barack Obama a rare win, the chairman of the Education and Workforce Committee said Thursday in outlining a deal that would let college students avoid a costly hike on their student loans.
15. Public Defender Role Lets Bell Help Others
- Thursday, April 25, 2013
For assistant federal defender David Bell, the urge to be a lawyer was precipitated by the urge to help people.
- Saturday, April 20, 2013
Ballet Memphis will present “Wizard of Oz” Saturday, April 20, and Sunday, April 21, at The Orpheum Theatre, 203 S. Main St. Visit balletmemphis.org for tickets.
17. New School Media Blends Film, Music Into ‘Funky’
- Monday, April 08, 2013
In 2007, Sean Faust and business partner Brad Ellis came together with Memphis music icon Doug Easley to create a company offering full-service audio and video recording and mixing services.
18. Then and Now
- Saturday, April 06, 2013
Jay Bailey pictured marching bands and floats when his mother told him he was going on a march.
“We thought of it as a parade,” said Bailey, who was 6 years old in March 1968. “We thought of it as something fun.”
19. Late Judge Higgs Changed Local Politics
- Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Funeral services for Shelby County Criminal Court Judge and Memphis mayoral contender Otis Higgs were pending and being planned Monday, Feb. 18, just days after his unexpected death.
20. Judge and Mayoral Contender Otis Higgs Dies
- Saturday, February 16, 2013
Shelby County Criminal Court Judge W. Otis Higgs, whose two bids to become Memphis Mayor in the 1970s were important chapters in the city’s political and racial history, died Friday, Feb. 15, at the age of 75.
21. Outdoor Retail Executive Picked for Interior
- Thursday, February 07, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama on Wednesday nominated outdoor business executive Sally Jewell to lead the Interior Department.
22. Jack Lew Expected to be Next Treasury Secretary
- Thursday, January 10, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – White House chief of staff Jack Lew is President Barack Obama's expected pick to lead the Treasury Department, with an announcement possible before the end of the week, as the administration moves to fill the most critical jobs in the Cabinet.
23. On Economics, Foreign Policy, Corker Eager to Act
- Monday, December 10, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Republican Sen. Bob Corker is spending a lot of time lately talking to Democrats.
The freshman lawmaker from Tennessee unveiled his own 10-year, $4.5 trillion solution for averting the end-of-year, double economic hit of automatic tax hikes and spending cuts and then spoke briefly last week with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. Deficit-cutting maven Erskine Bowles had forwarded Corker's proposal to White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew.
24. Judges Uphold East Arkansas Senate Redistricting
- Tuesday, September 18, 2012
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – A federal court on Monday rejected a state senator's claim that a redistricting panel intentionally diluted the black vote in his district, ruling the decrease stemmed from politics but not racial discrimination.
25. AP Exclusive: Romney Uses Secretive Data-Mining
- Monday, August 27, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Mitt Romney's success in raising hundreds of millions of dollars in the costliest presidential race ever can be traced in part to a secretive data-mining project that sifts through Americans' personal information – including their purchasing history and church attendance – to identify new and likely, wealthy donors, The Associated Press has learned.
26. Live in Memphis
- Monday, July 16, 2012
Memphis’ “Live at the Garden” summer concert series may soon have a permanent stage structure to call home.
One more place, among many in Memphis, to enjoy the sound of music.
27. Graceland Marks 30th Year as Tourist Attraction
- Thursday, June 14, 2012
MEMPHIS (AP) – When Graceland opened to the public 30 years ago this month, nobody knew if it would be a success. Nearly 18 million visitors later, the house where Elvis Presley once lived is a money-making business that's helped transform the city of Memphis into a top destination for music lovers.
28. Fed. Judges Won't Block Ark. Primary Certification
- Wednesday, May 30, 2012
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – A federal court panel on Tuesday refused to block the certification of an east Arkansas state Senate primary while they consider a lawmaker's complaint that his district was redrawn to intentionally weaken the black vote.
29. Ark. Governor Says He Wanted to Boost Black Vote
- Wednesday, May 09, 2012
HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. (AP) – Gov. Mike Beebe testified in federal court Tuesday that he wanted to keep the black voting-age population high in an east Arkansas Senate district, but that he and the redistricting panel he chaired had to consider all of the state's legislative districts.
30. Senate Passes Small Business Investment Bill
- Friday, March 23, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Legislation to help startup companies raise capital by reducing some federal regulations won easy passage in the Senate Thursday despite warnings from some Democrats that less government oversight would mean more abuse and scams.
31. Airport Concerns
- Friday, March 16, 2012
When U.S. Airways opens its three daily nonstop flights to Reagan National Airport in Washington out of Memphis in about a week, Memphis International Airport officials will celebrate.
And they will emphasize to passengers that the service along with Delta Air Lines Inc.’s existing Washington service now means someone from Memphis traveling to the nation’s capital can have a full day scheduled there and still be able to make it back to Memphis by the end of the day.
32. Job Creation Driving Highway Bills in Congress
- Tuesday, March 06, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – The lure of roads, bridges, buses and trains isn't enough anymore to drive an expensive transportation bill through Congress. So to round up votes, congressional leaders are pitching the bills as the hottest thing around these days: job generators.
- Monday, February 27, 2012
The Tennessee Beta Unit of Parliamentarians will meet Monday, Feb. 27, at 5:45 p.m. at the Poplar-White Station Branch Library, 5094 Poplar Ave. Those interested in expanding their knowledge of parliamentary law and Robert’s Rules of Order are welcome to attend.
34. Applying Pressure
- Monday, February 20, 2012
On Super Bowl Sunday, a group of 20 people huddled near a set of about as many tents on the Civic Center Plaza – the part of the Main Street Mall that is home to City Hall as well as the county, state and federal buildings.
35. Obama Names Zients as Acting Budget Chief
- Wednesday, January 18, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama on Tuesday named Jeffrey Zients as his acting budget chief but held off on nominating him for the permanent job, avoiding a tough election-year battle with Senate Republicans.
36. Obama Announces Resignation of Chief of Staff
- Tuesday, January 10, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – In an abrupt jolt to the White House, President Barack Obama announced Monday that chief of staff William Daley was quitting and heading home to Chicago, capping a short and rocky tenure that had been expected to last until Election Day in November. Obama budget chief Jack Lew will take over the job.
37. Nation Adds 200K Jobs in December Hiring Surge
- Monday, January 09, 2012
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.
38. Binkley Promoted to VP at Boyle
- Wednesday, January 04, 2012
Les Binkley has been promoted to vice president at Boyle Investment Co.
39. GOP Faces Uphill Battle on Policy Issues
- Friday, December 09, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Conservative flashpoint issues from abortion and abstinence education to President Barack Obama's health care law are the biggest obstacles to Congress completing a massive year-end spending bill next week that would keep the government running through next September.
40. Location Integral to Paper’s News Coverage
- Tuesday, November 01, 2011
The Daily News Publishing Co. Inc.’s real estate presence over the past 125 years speaks volumes about its mission.
41. Jack Daniel Distillery Targeted for More Taxes
- Friday, October 21, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee's Jack Daniel distillery, celebrated for years in folksy advertising, is being targeted to pay more taxes – with a tab of up to $5 million.
42. Downtown Restaurants Looking for New Life
- Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Two popular Downtown Memphis hotspots – Escape Alley - Sundry and Bon Ton Café – are both undergoing major transformations while also working to preserve the area’s history.
Russell Wild and Jo Boone-Wild, owners of Escape Alley, are seeking a partner, investor or buyer for their property at 655 Marshall Ave. Russell, an architect, and Jo, a former personal chef, simply don’t have the manpower or the capital to continue operating the eclectic, “down home” entertainment venue and restaurant.
43. Tiger Gift Shop Moves To Larger Space
- Friday, August 05, 2011
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.
44. Stakes ‘Enormous’ in Debt Decision
- Friday, July 08, 2011
The U.S. government has around three weeks left to resolve the high-stakes confrontation over raising the country’s so-called debt ceiling, to draw up legislative language, get a bill to pass both chambers of Congress and get it on President Barack Obama’s desk to sign.
45. Obama Takes on 'Tweeters' in Twitter Town Hall
- Thursday, July 07, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama kicked off his first Twitter town hall with – what else? – a tweet.
Using a laptop set up on a lectern in the East Room of the White House, Obama typed this message: "In order to reduce the deficit, what costs would you cut and what investments would you keep?"
46. Court Imposes Limits on Class Actions
- Thursday, April 28, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court on Wednesday limited the ability of people to combine forces and fight corporations together when they want to dispute contracts for cell phones, cable television and other services, a move consumer advocates called a crushing blow.
- Tuesday, March 29, 2011
The 2011 NanoDays Celebration at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center will begin Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. with a presentation by Dr. Kattesh V. Katti titled “Green Nanotechnology in Medicine and Engineering” at the UT Hamilton Eye Institute, Freeman Auditorium, 930 Madison Ave. The NanoMedicine Symposium will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the UTHSC Cancer Research Building, 19 S. Manassas St.
48. Democrats Turn 'Where are the Jobs?' Chant on GOP
- Friday, February 18, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Republicans won sweeping victories last November by taunting Democrats with "Where are the jobs?" Democrats are now throwing those taunts back, saying it's Republicans who will knock thousands of Americans out of work with their demands for deep cuts in federal spending.
49. Fearing Rout, Obama, Dems Reach to Female Voters
- Friday, October 22, 2010
SEATTLE (AP) — In a last-ditch effort to prevent electoral disaster, President Barack Obama and Democratic allies are vigorously wooing women voters, whose usually reliable support appears to have softened.
50. Argo Joins Crews & Associates as Vice President
- Wednesday, October 20, 2010
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.
51. Congress to Tread Carefully in Run-Up to Election
- Tuesday, September 14, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – Congress returns this week with embattled Democrats torn between trying to show they have the economic answers and fearing the further wrath of voters over new government programs.
52. It's Either Haley's Comet to 2012 or GOP Kingmaker
- Monday, July 12, 2010
BOSTON (AP) — Hurricane Katrina curtailed Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour's presidential aspirations last time around. His response to the devastation from the Gulf oil spill and his work to elect Republican governors this year are stirring talk of a White House bid in 2012.
53. High Court Reins in Prosecutors' Use of Fraud Law
- Friday, June 25, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday sharply curtailed prosecutors' use of an anti-fraud law that was central in convicting politicians and corporate executives in many of the nation's most prominent corruption cases. The ex-CEO of disgraced energy giant Enron and a Canadian media mogul, both in prison, are among the figures who could benefit from the ruling.
54. Voters Back Anti-DC, Anti-Establishment Candidates
- Thursday, May 20, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – With the electorate’s intense anger reverberating across the country, this is all but certain: It’s an anti-Washington, anti-establishment year. And candidates with ties to either better beware.
55. Schools Face Big Budget Holes as Stimulus Runs Out
- Tuesday, February 16, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The nation's public schools are falling under severe financial stress as states slash education spending and drain federal stimulus money that staved off deep classroom cuts and widespread job losses.
56. Cohen Readies for Primary With $1M on Hand
- Tuesday, February 02, 2010
NASHVILLE (AP) – U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Memphis, has more than $1 million on hand as he gears up for a primary challenge by former Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton.
57. Historic EPA Finding: Greenhouse Gases Harm Humans
- Tuesday, December 08, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration took a major step Monday toward imposing the first federal limits on climate-changing pollution from cars, power plants and factories, declaring there was compelling scientific evidence that global warming from manmade greenhouse gases endangers Americans' health.
58. A City in Transition
- Monday, November 09, 2009
Just before sunrise on a rainy Tuesday morning, the armed officers raided the city office. They didn’t make any arrests, but they took files, interviewed employees and served search warrants. And they temporarily closed the Memphis Animal Shelter.
59. Beyond Halloween
- Monday, October 26, 2009
The signs are already up in some stores around the city – especially those open 24 hours a day. They remind Halloween minded patrons not to wear any kind of masks or face coverings into the stores or risk being mistaken for robbers. What we fear is the basis for Halloween as we know it. What we believe others fear is part of the evolving tradition. Combine the two and you are past Halloween and into a civic discussion that has a season of its own.
60. Supreme Court Will Hear Appeal of Enron's Skilling
- Wednesday, October 14, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court said Tuesday it will take up former Enron CEO Jeff Skilling's appeal of his convictions for his role in the collapse of the energy giant, accepting another high-profile challenge to a favorite tool of prosecutors in white-collar and public corruption cases.
61. A Mayor’s Race to Remember: Candidates pump up the drama as election nears
- Monday, September 21, 2009
The field is set at 25 candidates and Memphians start voting Sept. 25 in a mayor’s race that has been neither a surprise nor the expected.
But there’s no guarantee the election will settle what the post-Willie Herenton era will look like. Too many other events still have to be decided.
62. Levitt Shell Comes to Life With Spring Concert Season
- Wednesday, May 13, 2009
The Levitt Shell in Overton Park will kick off the second leg of its opening concert season May 28 with free concerts for families seeking fresh air and fun. And those involved at the historic venue anticipate a strong finish to the season, just months after a massive renovation brought the Midtown landmark back to life.
63. Official: Investigator to Lead Stimulus Oversight
- Tuesday, February 24, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama plans to announce Monday a former Secret Service agent who helped expose lobbyists' corruption at the Interior Department as his pick to oversee the $787 billion economic stimulus plan.
64. City Council Approves Agreement With Bass Pro
- Thursday, October 09, 2008
The Memphis City Council has approved a development agreement with Bass Pro Shops to develop The Pyramid. The council voted to authorize Mayor Willie Herenton to execute the agreement, which involves $30 million in sales tax revenue to be channeled to the project through a Tourism Development Zone.
65. Memphis Contributors Put Dollars Behind Thompson
- Friday, October 19, 2007
Memphians cracked open their checkbooks and whipped out their wallets, shelling out more than $320,000 on presidential candidates in the third quarter, according to reports filed this week with the Federal Election Commission.
66. Council Hustles On Tying Loose Ends
- Thursday, October 18, 2007
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.
67. Elvis Managers Plan Big-Time Overhaul for Graceland
- Wednesday, August 01, 2007
MEMPHIS (AP) - The thousands of Elvis Presley fans descending on Memphis for the 30th anniversary of his death Aug. 16 won't see much sign of it, but plans are moving along for big-time changes at Graceland.
68. Center Helps Real Estate Professionals Find Success
- Monday, March 12, 2007
In December 2005, Sheila Hensley was through with real estate. She decided to close the doors on her company, the Real Estate Success Center, after no one had registered for an Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) class
69. UTHSC Prof Awarded GrantTo Study Diabetes/Race Link
- Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Dr. Samuel Dagogo-Jack, professor of medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Medicine, has been awarded a $2.9 million grant by the National Institutes of Health to study ethnic a
70. Nonprofit Riverfront Group Gleans Ideas from Chattanooga
- Monday, February 20, 2006
About 20 years ago, Chattanooga had a rusting industrial Downtown area with air pollution that rivaled Los Angeles' smog. Now, many publications list it as one of the best places to live in America.
71. Archived Article: Lead
- Wednesday, November 24, 2004
By Amy Oliver
Uptown Replaces Blight With Beauty
Newest project in area renaissance nears completion
The Daily News
Development in a once-blighted community in Downtown Memphis is transforming the neighborhoods there into s...
72. Archived Article: Swig (lead)
- Wednesday, December 31, 2003
From Raifords Hollywood where patrons can drink beer by the quart while listening to disco music, to The Flying Saucer where
Martini Bar Expands Downtown Mix
Swig adds to venues targeting local, professional crowd
The Daily N...
73. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, December 24, 2003
City Schools Teachers Earn Board Certification
MCS Teachers Earn Board Certification Memphis City Schools announced the following teachers earned board certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards: Michele Alma Wright...
74. Archived Article: Benchmark
- Thursday, June 19, 2003
Oracle boosts PeopleSoft takeover bid
Oracle boosts PeopleSoft takeover bid
Oracle Corp., the No. 2 U.S.-based global software maker, Wednesday sweetened its hostile cash bid for PeopleSoft Inc. by 22 percent to about $6.3 billion, the latest ...
75. Archived Article: Law Focus
- Thursday, July 18, 2002
Memphis voters get to see new redistricting plan
Memphis voters get to see new redistricting plan
By MARY DANDO
The Daily News
Memphis residents will be able to decide for themselves whether the redrawn districting plan for city council ...
76. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, May 06, 2002
Calendar of events Jan Calendar of events: May 6-10 May 7 Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women, 6225 Humphreys Blvd., offers free community seminars in the hospitals education classroom as part of the Dr. Sam P. Patterson Library Seminar Series, whic...
77. Archived Article: Marketplace
- Monday, January 05, 1998
stein mart Retail roots Stein Mart pushes for a greater national presence in an expansion strategy which began with Memphis By DIANNA DEAREN The Daily News Retailer Stein Mart spread its corporate wings and flew to numerous new markets in 1997, fulf...
78. Archived Article: Schools Chg
- Thursday, September 25, 1997
By CAMILLE H City schools takes bids on White Station project By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News Bids will be taken next month on the construction of a new White Station Elementary School, which will replace the current school and be located on the...
79. Archived Article: Standout
- Friday, September 05, 1997
Attitude is everything Attitude is everything Optimist Club Volunteer of the Year Otis Gray believes anyone can learn to lead By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News Otis Gray loves people. His love for them, and the pleasure he gets from helping them, h...
80. Archived Article: Millington Update Lj
- Tuesday, January 21, 1997
lj 10/5 cates Changes in commerce affect Millington housing market By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Although the downsizing and conversion of the U.S. naval base in Millington has caused the citys population to dwindle, the changing nature of the ne...
81. Archived Article: Tech Focus Chg
- Wednesday, September 04, 1996
By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE Directory assistance on the Web Free look-up services on the Internet offer consumers more information than telephone companies charge for By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News Free look-up service on the Internet may be giving ph...
82. Archived Article: Env Focus
- Wednesday, November 15, 1995
11/15 Env focus By PETER SCHUTT The Daily News Mid-South duck hunters have only a few days to wait before what is predicted to be the best season in 20 years kicks off. And, despite the lack of water in many areas, the onset of cold weather in the n...