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1. Redbirds Family Loses Former Player -

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras, a top prospect who played for the Memphis Redbirds the past two seasons, was killed in a car accident on Sunday, Oct. 26, in the Dominican Republic. He was 22.

2. Long-Term Success -

Insurance products by definition tend to be long-term oriented, providing value over an extended period of time. No surprise, then, that Memphis insurance agency Lipscomb & Pitts, which opened its doors with one employee in 1954, all of a sudden finds itself celebrating 60 years in business.

3. House Approves Bill to Stop Cut to Medicare Docs -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The House on Thursday passed legislation to give doctors a yearlong reprieve from a looming 24 percent cut in their payments from Medicare.

The bill passed on a surprise voice vote and advanced to the Senate, which hopes to pass it before a Monday deadline. The vote was delayed by an hour amid doubt that the measure could muster the two-thirds vote required under fast-track procedures.

4. Events -

Memphis Botanic Garden will host The Memphis Knights Big Band at the Garden Monday, Feb. 3, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 750 Cherry Road. The 18-piece band will perform everything from Glenn Miller standards to modern jump jive and wail. Suggested donation is $5. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.

5. Events -

The University of Memphis will host its Black History Month opening ceremony and presentation of the Authur S. Holmon Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. James L. Netters Friday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m. in the Michael D. Rose Theatre, 470 University St. Visit memphis.edu for a schedule of other Black History Month activities.

6. Family Roots Keep Lipscomb & Pitts on Path -

Lipscomb & Pitts was founded on Oct. 1, 1954, by Mathew Lipscomb Jr. and John Pitts, both veterans of World War II who had come home to become the top two sales leaders in the southeast for Liberty Mutual Insurance Co.

7. Events -

The fifth annual Mike Conley Bowl-n-Bash, benefiting the Methodist Healthcare Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center, will be held Saturday, Sept. 28, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Billy Hardwick’s All Star Lanes, 1576 S. White Station Road. Individual tickets are $125; teams of four are $500. Visit methodisthealth.org/bowlnbash to register.

8. Anthony Praises Progress of City, Hoops Teams -

As a point guard at UNLV and in the NBA, Greg Anthony understood that job No. 1 was pleasing those around him.

9. Wacha Handling Latest Example Of Pitcher Care -

A few days ago, when the St. Louis Cardinals optioned young Michael Wacha back to Memphis, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny did not utter some of baseball’s most frightening names.

10. Dining Out for Life -

Last week we discussed the Memphis Area Fellowship of Christian Athletes, which is focused on making a positive, and eternal, impact in the arena of athletics. This week let us explore an organization with the mission of helping people affected by HIV/AIDS live well: Friends For Life Corp.

11. St. Jude: Local Resource With Global Impact -

Last week we highlighted The Blues Foundation, which is Memphis-based and focused on the past, present and future of the music genre. This week let us spotlight the iconic Memphis institution that is a world leader in the fight against childhood cancer and other deadly diseases: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

12. Events -

Tennessee Shakespeare Co. will present “Hamlet” Wednesday, April 3, through Sunday, April 14, at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens Winegardner Auditorium, 4339 Park Ave. Visit tnshakespeare.org for times and tickets.

13. Events -

Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club and the University of Memphis will host a Professional Connection Lunch Friday, March 29, from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the University Center Shelby Room, 499 University St. The series connects students with business and community leaders for discussions and leadership exercises. Cost is free. R.S.V.P. to Jon Campbell at jcmpbll3@memphis.edu or 678-1781.

14. Events -

Sales and Marketing Society of the Mid-South will host a roundtable with Joel Henry, president of Intermodal Cartage, Thursday, March 28, at 7:30 a.m. at Cheffie’s Café, 483 High Point Terrace. Cost at the door is $20. Visit sms-midsouth.org.

15. Events -

Make-A-Wish Mid-South will host Wine for Wishes Thursday, Feb. 28, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at The Cadre, 149 Monroe Ave. The fundraiser will include food and wine pairings, a silent auction and live music by The Will Tucker Band. Visit midsouth.wish.org.

16. Lighting the Spark -

Somewhere, there’s an entrepreneur scribbling an idea on little more than the back of a napkin. Someone else has all the pieces of a new company in place, and now they’re ready to dial for dollars. Entrepreneurs are a talented bunch, but that talent doesn’t always include a knack for management or finance – skill sets that plenty of experts in Memphis stand ready to help explain.

17. Haslam Proposes Capping Online-School Enrollment -

NASHVILLE (AP) – Some Democratic lawmakers say they support a proposal by Gov. Bill Haslam that would place stricter enrollment requirements on online public schools established in Tennessee.

18. Events -

The Memphis Chapter International Association of Administrative Professionals will meet Monday, Jan. 14, at 6 p.m. at Memphis Marriott East, 5795 Poplar Ave. Pamela D. Pitts, financial adviser with Waddell & Reed Inc., will discuss financial planning and investments. Cost is $22. R.S.V.P. to Sharon Gardner at sharon.gardner@asentinel.com or 752-6213.

19. Get Spooky for Overton Park -

Last week we shared a heartwarming story that featured a number of everyday heroes from various organizations and companies, like ServiceMaster and SeniorBsafe, who helped an elderly couple out of a dire situation. This week let us spotlight the Overton Park Conservancy and share a fun way we can support their efforts by attending a Halloween party.

20. Late Bloomers -

Last week we discussed the Family Safety Center, which is focused on providing one location that effectively combines civil, criminal, health and social services for victims of domestic violence. This week let us share a story that was submitted by reader and LPBC partner, Mike Bowen, CEO and President of Champion Awards & Apparel. The story is about “late bloomers” and is a testament for how businesses can play an active role in the community and how someone’s past does not have to predict his or her future.

21. City’s Music Hitting Some High Notes -

THE MEMPHIS SOUND HAS A NEW GIG. Memphis has had plenty of superstars, but the beat behind them and underneath and around them, the bass they stood on, the lead they followed, the brass that announced them and made them royalty – that beat was a superstar all by itself.

22. Dollar-a-Day Lessons -

Last week we discussed three concepts from Daymond John’s recent presentation in Memphis: mentoring, everyday heroes, and the higher-cause influence. This week let us discuss three benefits of a program harnessing the energy and resources of Memphians to build community awareness, leadership and responsibility, and a pattern of charitable giving: GiVE 365.

23. Lessons From FUBU Founder -

Last week we spotlighted the upcoming public celebration, National Cancer Survivors Day, along with the Ovarian Cancer Awareness Foundation, which is working to encourage national awareness about ovarian cancer and to promote education about the disease. Inspired by a recent visit from Daymond John, this week let us discuss a few topics from his presentation that we can carry forward for our city.

24. Events -

Kiwanis Club of Memphis will meet Wednesday, May 16, from noon to 1 p.m. at The Peabody hotel, 149 Union Ave. Rabbi Micah Greenstein of Temple Israel will speak. Cost for lunch is $25 for nonmembers.

25. Events -

The Better Business Bureau breakfast series will continue with a seminar on fraud risks facing small businesses Tuesday, May 15, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the BBB, 3693 Tyndale Drive. Cost is free for BBB members and $10 for nonmembers. R.S.V.P. to Cheryl Stewart at cstewart@bbbmidsouth.org or 757-8603.

26. Events -

The 54th Annual Greek Food Festival will be held Friday, May 11, and Saturday, May 12, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 573 N. Highland St. Visit memphisgreekfestival.com.

27. Events -

The Greater Memphis Chamber: International Business Council will hold a seminar on business in the Philippines Thursday, May 10, at 8:30 a.m. at Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Cost is free. The IBC will also hold a luncheon at noon at the Hilton. Cost is $25, or $15 for attendees of the breakfast seminar. Call Brenda Montgomery at 543-3541.

28. More Than A Taste of Jubilee -

Last week we highlighted the Salvation Army, which is working everyday to fight hunger, homelessness, addiction, poverty and abuse here in the Mid-South. This week, let us discuss an organization that is educating children in urban areas of Memphis, affording them opportunities to learn, grow and succeed in a faith-based environment regardless of their socioeconomic status: the Jubilee Schools.

29. Pruitt Keeps Centre Group Running Smoothly -

Holly Pruitt is office manager of The Centre Group, a human resources consulting firm. Pruitt handles accounting and administrative duties and works closely with the company’s marketing firm.

30. Making Friends For Life -

Last week we reflected on a recent visit from LPBC guest speaker, Dr. Joseph Michelli, who shared the personal and community value of creating a legacy statement – one sentence that defines our impact on Earth and how others will remember us after we are gone. This week let us explore an organization with the mission of helping people affected by HIV/AIDS live well: Friends For Life Corp.

31. SCO’s Steele Receives Optometry Recognition -

Dr. Glen T. Steele, a professor at the Southern College of Optometry, has received the prestigious William Feinbloom Award from the American Academy of Optometry for his work with InfantSEE.

32. Adding Some Soul to School -

Last week we focused on attracting, developing and retaining knowledge workers and leaders in our city and noted that it takes each of us doing our part for Memphis to succeed. This week let us spotlight an organization that is dedicated to preparing students for success in college and life in an academically rigorous, music-rich environment: The Soulsville Charter School.

33. University of Memphis Hosts Explore Internships -

As part of Internship Week and in partnership with Lipscomb & Pitts Breakfast Club, The University of Memphis will host Explore Internships, an information session regarding academic internships, Thursday, Oct. 13, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

34. Events -

Rhodes College will host a lecture by Vanderbilt University professor Dr. James Ely titled “Is Private Property Necessary for the Enjoyment of Liberty?” Monday, Sept. 19, at 4 p.m. in Blount Auditorium of Buckman Hall on campus. The lecture is free and open to the public, and a book-signing and reception will follow the lecture. For more information, call 843-3662.

35. Plotting a Course -

State and federal officials are developing new programs and legislation to bolster small businesses.Many companies are facing a variety of hurdles in a lackluster economy in which millions remain jobless and the outlook for consumer confidence and companies’ confidence in hiring and investing remain bleak. But what shape those hurdles have taken depends on who you ask.

36. Events -

The Memphis Area Association of Realtors Commercial Council will serve as host for a breakfast Wednesday, July 27, at 8:15 a.m. at One Commerce Square Annex. Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. will speak. Cost is $5. For reservations, call 818-2400.

37. A Monument to Fallen Officers -

Last week, we discussed the Memphis Police Foundation, which is helping to fund essential equipment and training for the Memphis Police Department, while also serving as the conduit to construct a monument to those MPD officers who have lost their lives protecting our city. This week, let us spotlight that monument: the MPD Fallen Officer Memorial.

38. Evolve Bank Gets New Board Member -

Memphis native John Pitts Jr. has joined the board of directors of Evolve Bank & Trust.

Pitts brings vast experience to the bank, having begun his career in commercial real estate in 1989 as a sales executive for Ladd’s Commercial Real Estate Investors. He then went into the same role at First Union Properties.

39. Inspiring City From Stage -

Last week we discussed Shelby Residential and Vocational Services, which is helping adults with disabilities enjoy productive lives and pursue their dreams. Now let us turn the spotlight on an organization that is dancing their way across sold-out stages from the famous John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington to Paris and New York, all while pushing our own city to greater heights – Ballet Memphis.

40. Events -

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC will host a breakfast briefing forum titled “Hiring: Starting the Employment Relationship Off on the Right Note” Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Baker Donelson’s office at 165 Madison Ave., 20th floor. For more information or to register, contact Nicolette Thomas at 577-2328 or nthomas@bakerdonelson.com.

41. Giving a Gift That Saves Lives -

Last week, I offered a suggestion for a New Year’s resolution, which was to be more intentional about picking up trash and motivating others to help clean up our city, as much for beautification as for pride. This week, let us look at adding a resolution that helps save lives.

42. Former Labor Secretary Delivers Message of Caution -

A former congresswoman and secretary of labor speaking to a group of attorneys and business owners warned the United States is entering a “dangerous” era of political spin and consequences for foreign policy.

43. Donohue Shares Inspiring Life Story -

It wasn’t long ago that Lynn Donohue was desperate and homeless.

She vividly remembers walking into a building under construction and pulling back the top, “laying there for probably the longest night you can imagine.”

44. 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.

45. Services Set For Lipscomb & Pitts’ John Pitts -

Visitation will be today and funeral services will be Tuesday for John Pitts, a co-founder of Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance LLC.

46. Congress Holiday RecessLeaves TVA Board in Limbo -      The U.S. Congress took a holiday break at the expense of three members of the Tennessee Valley Authority's board of directors.
     The nation's largest public utility notified the Securities

47. Pitts Receives Compliance Expert Certification -

Dallas Pitts, compliance officer at FAA Federal Credit Union, has received Cuna's Credit Union Compliance Expert certification.

The certification covers all federal regulations for credit unions, as well as giving an overview of state regulations.
Pitts has worked for FAA FCU for more than 11 years, holding positions as a teller, member services representative and compliance officer.

48. Application Period for State Court of Appeals Vacancy Ends -
NASHVILLE (AP) - The state Judicial Selection Commission will meet later this month to discuss filling the state Court of Appeals vacancy created when Judge William Koch was named to the Supreme Court.

49. When You Wish Upon a Star ... -

Memphis filmmaker Craig Brewer is returning this month to the scene of his Sundance Film Festival triumph of two years ago, when Paramount Classics bought the rights to his film "Hustle and Flow" for $9 million.

50. Judge Larry Potter Receives KAB Award -

Larry E. Potter, presiding judge of the Memphis/Shelby County Environmental Court, has received Keep America Beautiful's (KAB) Iron Eyes Cody Award. The award was named in honor of KAB's landmark public awareness campaign of the 1970s, "People Start Pollution. People Can Stop It," which featured the iconic face and tear of Iron Eyes Cody and is credited with awakening the environmental consciousness of an entire generation. Potter became the first Environmental Court judge in Memphis and Tennessee in 1983. During that year, he helped create the court.

51. Archived Article -

Six lots in
Braystone Park
Loan Amount: $3.9 million

Loan Date: Dec. 14, 2006

Maturity Date: Dec. 10, 2007

52. Melick Tapped to Manage Fixed Income Banking Group at Morgan Keegan & Co. -

Jordan Melick has joined Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc. as a managing director for the firm's Fixed Income Banking Group. Melick previously was managing director of the health care finance team of Minneapolis, Minn.-based Piper Jaffray & Co. He began his career in health financing in 1991 at Detroit-based Comerica Bank.

53. Askew Named National Director of Engineering Group -

Mark W. Askew, president of Askew Hargraves Harcourt & Associates Inc., was appointed to a two-year term as national director of the American Council of Engineering Cos. of Tennessee. Askew is a civil engineer with 30 years of structural engineering experience.

54. Archived Article: Newsmakers - Judge Honored for Pioneering Role

Robilio Honored for Efforts Against Emotional Abuse

Shelby County Circuit Court Judge Kay Spalding Robilio was awarded a Jefferson Award from the American Institute for Public Service. Robilio was chosen for h...

55. Archived Article: Standout - Insurance Man Gets Employees Involved in Community

Insurance Man Gets Employees Involved in Community

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Johnnie Pitts keeps himself connected to the Memphis community. As co-chief manager of Lipscomb & Pitts ...

56. Archived Article: Memos - Dr

Dr. E. Greer Richardson was elected 2002-2003 American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society president. Richardson is an orthopaedic surgeon at Campbell Clinic who sub-specializes in the care of the foot and ankle. He joined the Campbell Clinic s...

57. Archived Article: Sunglasshut (lead) - Peabody Place filling space Peabody Place filling space at blinding pace By SUE PEASE The Daily News A sunglasses store opened up two weeks ago in Downtowns Peabody Place, bringing the total businesses operating in the expansive shopping center to n...

58. Archived Article: Memos - Edward L Edward L. Stanton III joined Armstrong Allen PLLC as an associate member. Stanton comes to the firm from the City of Memphis, where he served as assistant city attorney. Prior to his employment with the city, Stanton worked at the Charles C...

59. Archived Article: Memos - Gayle Hanover graduated from the Graduate, Realtors Institute program Gayle Hanover graduated from the Graduate, Realtors Institute program. Hanover is an agent with Marx & Bensdorf and a member of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors. Insur...

60. Archived Article: Memos - Mary A Mary A. Cuyler has been promoted to audit manager of the Memphis office of BDO Seidman LLP. A certified public accountant, Cuyler is a graduate of the University of Memphis. Shannon Kloek of Hnedak Bobo Group Inc. has been elected president o...

61. Archived Article: Memos - SCB Computer Technology Names Equity Inns Inc. has added three members to its board of directors: Raymond E. Schultz, retired chairman and chief executive officer of Promus Hotel Corp.; Howard A. Silver, president and chief operating officer of Equi...

62. Archived Article: Real Review Lj - 6-4 Real Review LJ Market commentary. Last week, mortgage rates on 30-year fixed-rate conventional and government loans rose by more than one discount point. Comments by Federal Reserve officials generated fears that the economy is overheating, acco...

63. Archived Article: Lj Pitts - lj 10/5 cates Memphis Standout John Pitts returns from Smithsonian tour, enjoys work as Goodwill Ambassador By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News For John Pitts, seeing IBM computers unloaded off the backs of mules in China and catching the Queen of Engl...

64. Archived Article: Biobits - biobits name: John Pitts title: Partner with the insurance firm of Lipscomb & Pitts experience: Worked for Liberty Mutual until he co-founded Lipscomb & Pitts in 1954 education: Bachelor of business degree from the University of Memphis home...