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1. Education Commissioner Leaving for Private Sector -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Education Department Commissioner Kevin Huffman said Thursday that the scrutiny he received during his nearly four turbulent years at the helm of the state's schools didn't influence his decision to leave for the private sector.

2. Room for Growth -

Sardor and Gulam Umarov are used to fighting battles with seemingly long odds.

Between 2005 and 2009, the brothers waged a high-profile human rights campaign against the authoritarian government in their native Uzbekistan for the release of their father, Sanjar Umarov, a Germantown businessman thrown into prison for opposing the regime.

3. Old School, New Day -

Vasco Smith remembers working the polls at Fairview Junior High School in the 1960s as a child. His job was simple – to hand out campaign literature and not stray within the 100-foot limit by law between poll workers and the polling place in the gymnasium.

4. Problem Solvers -

Rick Smith is director of property management for Finard Properties, the commercial real estate firm that owns and manages properties such as the landmark Poplar Plaza shopping center at Poplar Avenue and Highland Street.

5. GOP Lawmakers Demand Education Chief's Resignation -

NASHVILLE (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam's office is dismissing as a "political stunt" a letter signed by 15 Republican lawmakers demanding the resignation of Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman.

6. Commission Votes on Schools Funding -

Shelby County Commissioners vote Monday, May 12, on $47.3 million in immediate capital funding for Shelby County Schools in a decision that pits a majority on the commission against County Mayor Mark Luttrell.

7. Nichols, Dixon Pick Up AAC Honors -

Memphis freshman forward Austin Nichols wasn’t sure how much he would even play in his first year with the Tigers. And senior guard Michael Dixon Jr. was a newcomer with an uncertain role after transferring from Missouri.

8. Time for Winning -

Through a 31-game regular season and an 18-game grind in the American Athletic Conference, the University of Memphis never lost back-to-back games. It’s a notable achievement.

But now that the single-elimination season has started, it also is an irrelevant statistic going forward unless the Tigers have the misfortune to lose their first AAC Tournament game Thursday, March 13, at FedExForum against Connecticut, and then lose their first NCAA Tournament game a week later.

9. Commission Takes Up School Board Redistricting -

A majority of Shelby County Commissioners seems to agree that the Shelby County Schools board should be smaller than the 13 members it will become with the August school board elections if the commission takes no further action.

10. County Commission Expected to Fill Vacancy -

The Shelby County Commission starts with a dozen members at the first meeting of 2014. But it should be back up to the full 13 members by the end of the Monday, Jan. 13, session.

The commission meets at 1:30 p.m. at the Vasco Smith County Administration Building. Follow the meeting @tdnpols, www.twitter.com/tdnpols.

11. Fisher Joins Boy Scouts Chickasaw Council as CEO -

Richard L. Fisher has joined the Chickasaw Council of the Boy Scouts of America as chief executive officer. In his new role, Fisher will extend character development and leadership skills to youth who live in the Chickasaw Council territory, which includes the Mississippi Delta, Memphis, and Shelby and Crittenden counties.

12. Titans Owner Bud Adams Has Died at Age 90 -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans owner Bud Adams, who helped found the American Football League and whose battles for players helped lead to the merger with the NFL, has died. He was 90.

13. Tennessee Education Commissioner Responds to Petition -

Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman didn't offer any apologies in his first comments about a petition signed by more than 60 school superintendents that is critical of his leadership at the department.

14. Mean Streets -

Alabama’s Nick Saban can walk anywhere he wants in the Southeastern Conference – college football’s roughest neighborhood – and no one can lay a finger on him.

His teams have won the national championship in three of the last four years. Overall, SEC teams have won the title seven consecutive years and the league is a dream destination for head coaches – until it turns into a grinding, weekly nightmare.

15. Love of Public Service Drives Caldwell to Law School Role -

In 2008, the Tennessee Supreme Court laid out a strategic plan to get attorneys more involved in pro bono work.

Though it isn’t required of the state’s professionals, there is an inspirational goal of 50 hours per year of public service that is heavily encouraged by the justices.

16. Grizz Claw Into Conference Finals -

His team had just overcome a 17-point first-half deficit and beaten Oklahoma City in overtime to win Game 4 and take a commanding 3-1 lead in their best-of-seven Western Conference semifinal series. So someone asked Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins if he was impressed.

17. County Commission Weighs School Merger Changes -

Shelby County Commissioners might discuss Monday, March 18, the idea of restructuring the countywide school board for a third time in the last year and a half.

But they are likely to delay action on a resolution that would create a 13-member school board effective Sept. 1 by appointing six new members to go with the seven existing members.

18. School Board Meets as Budget Debate Grows -

Countywide school board members meet Tuesday, Feb. 12, in special session to send a still-forming budget for the first fiscal year of the consolidated school system to the Shelby County Commission.

19. Gammon Joins Methodist in Business Development -

Myra Gammon has joined Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare as a business development account manager for Community Care Associates. In her new role, Gammon is responsible for the development and management of the Occupational Health and Wellness Services program.

20. This Den of Grizzlies Players Doesn’t Bluff -

They were three words that were perfect for summing up Zach Randolph. Three words that were perfect for describing the Memphis Grizzlies seven games into this NBA season.

“I don’t bluff,” Randolph told reporters when asked about his exchange of unpleasantries with the Thunder’s Kendrick Perkins after the Grizzlies’ 107-97 victory on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Oklahoma City, and on national television no less.

21. This Den of Grizzlies Players Doesn’t Bluff -

They were three words that were perfect for summing up Zach Randolph. Three words that were perfect for describing the Memphis Grizzlies seven games into this NBA season.

“I don’t bluff,” Randolph told reporters when asked about his exchange of unpleasantries with the Thunder’s Kendrick Perkins after the Grizzlies’ 107-97 victory on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Oklahoma City, and on national television no less.

22. Speculation Mounts for FedEx Changes -

The annual FedEx Corp. meeting with investors next month will be watched closely for what happens to FedEx Express, the oldest division of the Memphis-based company.

23. Starting Up -

Shawn Flynn and Ryan Ramkhelawan have, both literally and figuratively, come a long way in a few months.

They moved to Memphis recently to bring their medical industry-focused startup here and take it through the inaugural round of a new startup accelerator program, ZeroTo510. Since the end of that program – a boot camp-style mix of mentorship, networking and related instruction that came with an infusion of cash – their startup Restore Medical Solutions got a term sheet and an invitation to negotiate for a Series A round of venture capital funding.

24. Commission to Appoint School Board Members -

Shelby County Commissioners will appoint two new members to the countywide school board at their Monday, Sept. 10, meeting.

The commission meeting is at 1:30 p.m. at the Vasco Smith County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St.

25. FedEx Cost Reduction Gains Attention -

A few minutes into this week’s earnings conference call with analysts, FedEx Corp. founder and CEO Fred Smith used three words that came to define much of the rest of the nearly hour-long conversation – “cost reduction program.”

26. Memphis Law Alum Kidd Gets Admin Post -

In relatively short order, Jamie Kidd went from being a student at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law to working there.

27. Downtown Apts. Finally Under Way -

After two years and some inevitable development hurdles, Greenbrier Partners LLC’s mixed-use development at 436 S. Front St. is quickly taking shape.

28. Law Career Event Planned for U of M -

Students from area high schools, colleges and youth organizations will get an opportunity to learn about the legal profession from a diverse group of professionals April 24 at “Legal Careers Forum: The ABCs – Advocates, Barristers and Counselors.”

29. Obama Delays Request for $1.2T Debt Limit Increase -

HONOLULU (AP) – President Barack Obama is delaying his request for another $1.2 trillion increase in the United States' debt limit at the request of congressional leaders.

It's basically because of a technicality.

30. McConnell: Extend Tax Cut Short-Term and Long-Term -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate's top Republican on Thursday urged the GOP-led House to pass a short-term renewal of payroll tax cuts and break an impasse that threatens all workers with a Jan. 1 tax increase. Within hours, a House Republican freshman broke ranks and agreed, signaling that fierce pressure from almost every corner of the Republican Party had begun to crack conservative opposition to a short-term fix.

31. With Lockout Nearing End, Basketball Back in Focus -

NEW YORK (AP) – These are the kinds of negotiations NBA fans have been waiting for.

Teams began talking to agents Wednesday as the lockout inched closer to its end, and basketball moved back into focus. Dwight Howard and Chris Paul were linked to trade speculation, while free agents such as Tyson Chandler and Nene were in the news after months of attorneys getting all the ink.

32. U of M Law Adds Flexibility Into Curriculum -

The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law has approved changes to the school’s curriculum that go into effect next year and reflect the changing nature of the legal profession.

Starting with the class that enters in the fall of 2012, students will have more flexibility in classes they take earlier in their education.

33. 2 Courts Back TDOT Suspension of 2 Contractors -

NASHVILLE (AP) – Two courts in Nashville have backed a decision by state transportation officials to bar two guardrail companies that were implicated in corruption investigations from bidding on projects.

34. State Issues Can be Tricky for Presidential Field -

CINCINNATI (AP) — Mitt Romney gingerly distanced himself from a labor issue on the Ohio ballot one day. The next, he embraced the initiative "110 percent."

The equivocation not only highlighted his record of shifting positions but also underscored the local political minefields national candidates often confront in their state-by-state path to the presidency.

35. French Ambassador Delattre to Visit Memphis Oct. 6-7 -

François Delattre, the ambassador of France to the United States, will visit Memphis Thursday, Oct.6, and Friday, Oct. 7.

Delattre will meet with Mayor A C Wharton Jr. and FedEx Corp. Chairman, President and CEO Frederick Smith.

36. Commission To Pick School Board Members -

Shelby County Commissioners take the final step Monday, Sept. 12, to the creation of a new countywide school board that will take office in three weeks.

The commission meets at 1:30 p.m. at the Vasco Smith County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St.

37. County Commission Interviews School Board Applicants -

It took Shelby County Commissioners nearly 10 hours Wednesday, Sept. 7, to interview nearly 100 contenders for seven appointments to the countywide school board that takes office Oct. 1.

The general government committee session with the applicants is a good indicator of what is likely to happen Monday when the full commission makes the appointments. The seven non-binding straw polls of the commission included selections by most of the 13-member body. But they selected either three or four finalists each which means there will probably a lot of shifts in votes Monday when commissioners are limited to one vote each.

38. Events -

LeMoyne-Owen College and the United Negro College Fund will host the Hank Aaron Celebrity Sports Weekend and the 41st UNCF Black Tie Gala Reception Monday, Aug. 15, through Saturday, Aug. 20. A celebrity golf tournament will be held Monday at 7 a.m. at Spring Creek Ranch, 149 Chinquapin Drive. The News Channel 3 Sunset 5K Run/Walk will be held Aug. 19, at 7 p.m. A celebrity sports breakfast hosted by Elliot Perry will be held Aug. 20 at 9 a.m. on campus, 807 Walker Ave. The gala will be held Aug. 20 at 6 p.m. at Minglewood Hall, 1555 Madison Ave. Visit www.loc.edu.

39. New Law Scholarship Honors Dr. Hooks -

Corey Strong, a graduate of White Station High School and the U.S. Naval Academy who recently returned home to Memphis from a tour of duty in Afghanistan, is the first recipient of a new college scholarship in honor of the late civil rights pioneer Benjamin L. Hooks.

40. Bernanke, Smith Differ on Economy -

The same day that the chairman of the Federal Reserve was saying economic problems could persist into 2012, the founder of Memphis-based FedEx was telling analysts growth was on the way and the economy was through a “soft patch.”

41. U of M Law Professor Receives Scholarship Award -

University of Memphis law professor Barbara Kritchevsky received the Farris Bobango Faculty Scholarship Award during the university’s Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law graduation ceremony.

Kritchevsky, the inaugural recipient of the award, is director of advocacy and Cecil C. Humphreys Professor of Law at the school.

42. Events -

The Institute of Real Estate Management Memphis Chapter will join the Apartment Association of Greater Memphis for a meeting Tuesday, May 24, at noon at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. For reservations, email irem20@bellsouth.net.

43. Events -

Indie Memphis will present its Dance Film Series Monday through Wednesday at the Evergreen Theatre, 1705 Poplar Ave. “William Shatner’s Gonzo Ballet” will make its Memphis premiere Wednesday at 7 p.m. Other films include “Rumba,” playing Monday at 7 p.m. and “NY Export: Opus Jazz” Tuesday at 7 p.m. Award-winning short films will precede the three features. For more information, visit www.indiememphis.com.

44. Schools High on Haslam’s ‘To-Do’ List -

The legal documents in the schools consolidation lawsuit include the name of Patrick Smith, the acting state commissioner of education when the lawsuit was filed Feb. 11 by the county school system.

45. Myers Tire Finds ‘Ideal’ Spot in Miss. -

Airways Distribution Center at 8474 Marketplace Drive in Southaven is nearly at capacity with a new lease.

46. Events -

The Memphis Lawyers’ Chapter and University of Memphis Law Student Chapter of the Federalist Society will present a panel discussion on attorney general selection in Tennessee Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in Wade Auditorium at the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, 1 N. Front St. Panelists will include state Sen. Mark Norris and attorneys W.J. Michael Cody and J. Ammon Smartt. U of M Law School Dean Kevin H. Smith will moderate. The event is free and open to the public and worth one continuing legal education credit. To register, contact Greg Grisham at 312-9413 or greg.grisham@leitnerfirm.com.

47. Optimistic Outlook -

FedEx Corp. announced Thursday revenue of $9.66 billion for the quarter that ended Feb. 28. The revenue is up from $8.7 billion the previous year.

48. FedEx Reports $9.6B Quarterly Revenue -

FedEx Corp. announced Thursday revenue of $9.66 billion for the quarter that ended Feb. 28. The revenue is up from $8.7 billion the previous year.

Meanwhile, operating income of $393 million was down 6 percent from last year and the Memphis-based cargo and package giant announced a net income of $231 million for the quarter, down 3 percent from a year ago.

49. Nonprofits, Biz Use QR Codes to Raise Money, Awareness -

Local businesses and nonprofit organizations are using quick response codes to make information retrieval easier than ever.

Made popular in Japan by Toyota in the 1990s, QR codes are making a splash in the Bluff City by bringing consumers with smart phones one step closer to businesses seeking to offer their services. Users can download a free QR code-scanning application, such as QuickMark or NeoReader, for their iPhone, Android or other brand of smart phone. Then, the phone’s camera scans the code, taking the user straight to a link – no typing or searching required.

50. Teach For America VP Named Education Commissioner -

NASHVILLE (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed Kevin Huffman, vice president of public affairs at Teach For America, as his education commissioner.

51. Commission Could Consider Convention Center Management -

Shelby County Commissioners may vote Wednesday on a new contract that would put the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau in charge of running the Memphis Cook Convention Center.

The commission meeting at the Vasco Smith County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St., begins at 1:30 p.m. The original meeting date Monday was cancelled because of snow.

52. Commission Considers IT Consolidation, New Position -

Shelby County commissioners take up the issue of consolidation once again at Monday’s meeting of the body.

It’s not consolidation of city and county governments, though. Voters dealt with that on the Nov. 2 ballot.

53. Attorneys Bring ‘Wealth of Experience’ to Classroom -

With a collective 126 years of working legal knowledge among them, three of the top lawyers in the city are pleased to be sharing their experiences with students at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.

54. Drake, masterIT Recognized for Innovation -

Michael Drake is founder, chairman and chief executive officer of masterIT. masterIT has been named one of North America’s Most Innovative MSPs by Everything Channel’s CRN Magazine. The list recognizes the IT industry’s top 40 managed service providers for their ingenuity, leadership and success.

55. FedEx Focused on Future -

FedEx Corp. announced its goal to increase earnings per share by 10 to 15 percent yearly over the long-term and achieve 10 percent plus operating margins at this week’s annual stockholders meeting.

56. Kennedy Gives Back to U of M School of Law -

When it comes to his inspiration for entering the legal profession, David S. Kennedy, chief judge of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Tennessee, gives a nod to his father and to Atticus Finch, Harper Lee’s stalwart symbol of fairness for a generation in her novel “To Kill A Mockingbird.”

57. BP: No Oil Leaking Into Gulf From Busted Well -

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A tightly fitted cap was successfully keeping oil from gushing into the Gulf of Mexico for the first time in three months, BP said Thursday. The victory — long awaited by weary residents along the coast — is the most significant milestone yet in BP's effort to control one of the worst environmental disasters in U.S. history.

58. Frustrated Station Owners Want BP Help -

Tension is mounting between BP and the neighborhood retailers that sell its gasoline.

As more Americans shun BP gasoline as a form of protest over the Gulf oil spill, station owners are insisting BP do more to help them convince motorists that such boycotts mostly hurt independently owned businesses, not the British oil giant.

59. Shelby Drive AutoZone Sells for $1.2 Million -

A-Z Memphis Holding Inc., the developer of a retail building that houses an AutoZone store at 8071 E. Shelby Drive in Southeast Memphis, has sold the property for $1.2 million to Yicai Ruan and Xiaoqin Li of Collierville.

60. Collins Buys Parcel In Lakeland’s Corner Shops -

Doug Collins has paid $550,000 for a roughly three-acre outparcel of the Corner Shops in Lakeland. The seller was Corner Shops LLC and the sale closed March 22.

61. Social Media Icons -

It’s been 46 years since Marshall McLuhan declared, “The medium is the message.”

In that time, the visionary media critic’s five-word analysis has been debated and interpreted in ways even he likely couldn’t imagine.

62. Rainey Kizer Names Waddell Partner -

Amanda C. Waddell has been named a partner at Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell PLC. Waddell’s practice is concentrated in the areas of medical malpractice, auto liability and insurance coverage.

63. Indie Films on Economy’s Cutting Room Floor -

Describing the state of financing in the indie film industry, producer Mike Ryan set a bleak scene earlier this month at Malco’s Studio on the Square.

64. Glankler Brown Names Bradley Chief Manager -

William R. Bradley Jr. has been named chief manager of Glankler Brown PLLC.

Bradley’s primary practice areas include intellectual property, maintenance and litigation, antitrust counseling and litigation, business litigation, and construction litigation.

65. Hyneman Buys 99 Highland Point Lots -

Riverbirch Nashville LLC, whose principal is Kevin Hyneman, has paid $1.3 million to Renesant Bank for 99 lots in the Highland Point Subdivision in unincorporated Shelby County near Cordova. The sale closed in late January.

66. Southern Heritage Classic Founder Receives Lifetime Achievement Award -

Fred Jones has received the Arthur S. Holmon Lifetime Achievement Award from the University of Memphis Black Student Association.

67. Much Care, Work Goes Into Law School Transformation -

As the new University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law has come to fruition this winter, it has been difficult not to feel the presence of the building’s former lives.

But none of those lives has remained completely intact in a series of renovations since its 1884 debut as the U.S. Customs House.

68. Night Law Program Finds Success In Nashville -

An adult with a family who works full-time may consider attending law school at some point after passing the so-called “typical” college age.

However, law schools are one of the few branches of higher education that typically do not offer night courses. Few law schools offer night law classes in Tennessee and nationwide, leaving many adults trying to decide if they should put their lives on hold to dedicate themselves to a full-time day program.

69. Law School Ready For Downtown Move -

The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law will reach a huge milestone Jan. 11 at 8 a.m. when it opens for classes at its new location Downtown inside the former U.S. Customs House and Post Office at 1 N. Front St.

70. Methodist Teams With Columbia For Cardiology Excellence -

Methodist University Hospital has set its sights on becoming the premier choice for people seeking cardiovascular care thanks to a new partnership with one of the nation’s top medical teaching institutions.

71. Holrob Sells Last Piece Of Collierville Crossing Retail Center -

1.1 Acres
Collierville, TN 38017
Sale Amount: $1.5 Million

Sale Date: Oct. 15, 2009
Buyer: Murray-Collierville LLC
Seller: Holrob-Collierville LLC
Loan Amounts: $1.2 million; $200,000
Loan Dates: Oct. 15, 2009
Maturity Dates: Nov. 2, 2034; Oct. 15, 2014
Lenders: Community Financial Services Bank; Holrob-Collierville GP

72. Camp Cordova Sells For $2 Million -

The 74.53-acre property known as Camp Cordova has sold for $2 million to The Grove at Red Oak Lake Inc., an affiliate of Faith Baptist Church-Bartlett. The sale closed Oct. 16 and was announced earlier this month, but it wasn’t recorded by the Shelby County Register of Deeds until Thursday.

73. For Kritchevsky, Advocacy Role A Goal Fulfilled -

Barbara Kritchevsky will begin the new school year as the director of advocacy for the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, a position she long has hoped to see created as the competition in that area grows among U.S. law schools.

74. Smith & Nephew Settles Race Bias Suit -

Smith & Nephew Inc. has agreed to pay up to $3.5 million plus legal costs to settle a lawsuit filed in 2006 over allegations of racial discrimination in hiring, paying and promoting at its Memphis operation.

75. Smith Chosen as Dean For U of M Law School -

Dr. Kevin Smith has been appointed dean at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, according to an e-mail Monday from University of Memphis Provost Dr. Ralph Faudree.

76. U of M Close to Choosing New Law Dean -

Nearly 30 law schools across the country currently have open dean positions, including the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.

77. Locals Awarded Cy Pres Funds -

Memphis Area Legal Services, the University of Memphis’ Cecil C.Humphreys School of Law and the Shelby County Drug Court have been named beneficiaries of a $305,000 legal settlement.

Circuit Court Judge Donna Fields recently ruled that unused funds from a class action settlement will be distributed among the three law-related entities.

78. Landmark Community Bank Names Newell Chairman of Board -

Chuck Newell has been elected chairman of the board of directors of Landmark Community Bank and will be based in Landmark’s Collierville branch.

Newell brings more than 28 years of banking experience to the board and currently serves as the president and CEO of Merchants and Planters Bancshares.

79. Bar Internship Introduces Law To Students -

The courtroom where the Tennessee Supreme Court convenes when it is in Memphis was packed earlier this month. And to some on that warm late spring morning, the crowd seemed a bit young.

Shelby County Mayor A C Wharton Jr. even mistook a few practicing attorneys as part of the group of 100 teenagers who are part of the Memphis Bar Association’s 2008 Summer Law Intern Program. The MBA’s Diversity Committee started the initiative a year ago to interest minority students in exploring careers in the law.

80. Fullwood Joins inferno As Strategic Operations Director -

Kimberley Fullwood has joined inferno as strategic operations director.

Fullwood has more than 13 years of experience in project, traffic and operations management. Previously, she served as vice president of traffic and operations at HSR Business to Business Inc. in Cincinnati.

81. Anticipation Builds for New Law School -

It's difficult to know for now what to call the brass, marble and stone building Downtown that stands at the end of Madison Avenue.

In about a year and a half it will be the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law for the University of Memphis. It was the Front Street Post Office for nearly 40 years until the law school renovation began recently. And before that it was the federal courthouse for the Western District of Tennessee.

82. St. Jude's Evans Elected Chair-Elect of National Group -

William Evans, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital director and CEO, has been elected as chair-elect of the Pharmaceutical Sciences section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

83. Dixon Gallery and Gardens Appoints Sharp as Director -

The Dixon Gallery and Gardens Board of Trustees has appointed Kevin Sharp as the museum's new director. Sharp received a bachelor's degree in art history from Central Missouri State University and completed graduate studies at the University of Illinois in art history and architecture. He previously served as the research curator for The Art Institute of Chicago and as the curator of American art at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Fla.

84. United Network of Organ Sharing Taps Memphian To Serve as Region 11 Councilor -

The United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) has chosen Santiago R. Vera, director of the Liver Transplant Program at Methodist University Hospital Transplant Institute, to serve as the Region 11 Councilor on the UNOS board of directors. He will serve as the representative for UNOS members in Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. Vera has been with the Transplant Institute since 1982.

85. Goldstein Named MAAR Associate of the Year -

Crye-Leike Realtors associate Pat Goldstein has been awarded the 2006 Realtor Associate of the Year Award by the Memphis Area Association of Realtors. Goldstein has worked as an agent for 23 years and specializes in residential, relocation, first-time homebuyers and new home real estate sales.

86. C-USA to Boost Local Economy, But by How Much? Enough, Observers Say -      With 12 universities spread across nine states, Conference USA's footprint is as widespread as any in the country, extending from West Texas to West Virginia, from New Orleans to North Carolina.
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87. Black Activists Discussion To be Held at U of M -      University of Michigan history professor Dr. Kevin Gaines will be at the University of Memphis today for a discussion about black activists in the 1950s and 1960s.
     The talk, "Watching th

88. New $2.5 Million Comedy to be Shot in Memphis -      A new comedy titled "Let's Ride" is slated to begin filming in Memphis in early November.
     The movie, by production company A Street Productions, has a $2.5 million budget. The productio

89. Handorf Named President of State Medical Association -

Dr. Charles R. Handorf has been named the 152nd president of the Tennessee Medical Association. Handorf is president of Duckworth Pathology Group and professor and chair of the department of pathology and laboratory medicine at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine.

90. Local Businessman to Head State Insurance Group -

Brad V. Smith, president of Cecil Smith Insurance Agency in Germantown, was elected president of Insurors of Tennessee. Smith has served on the association's board of directors and executive committee for 12 years. He won the group's Chairman of the Year award in 2004 and Insuror of the Year award in 1992.

91. Local Resident Named Land Realtor of America -

Keith Morris of 4M Land Co. in Somerville was honored with the 2005 Land Realtor of America award by the Realtors Land Institute. Morris, current president of the Tennesseen RLI chapter, is the first Tennessean to receive the award. He graduated from the University of Memphis.

92. Barnes Elected Chairman of FedEx/St. Jude Classic -

Reggie Barnes was elected general chairman of the FedEx St. Jude Classic and president of Youth Programs Inc., the governing body of the PGA Tour event. Barnes previously served as treasurer of Youth Programs. He also is the former chairman of the Memphis and Shelby County Sports Authority and the team selection committee for the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. Barnes is managing director of Morgan Keegan & Co. and also works with Athletic Resource Management.

93. Estate Planning Council Elects Officers -

The Memphis Estate Planning Council announced the following officers for 2005-2006: David B. Jones, president; Frank E. Davis, vice president; Jeffrey E. Thompson, secretary; James L. Ferguson Jr., treasurer; and Mike Wood, immediate past president. Other executive committee members are Kermit B. Kaiser, Leanne W. McCullough, Samuel N. Graham and Teresa R. Hurst.

94. Archived Article: Newsmakers - Rotary Club Presents Public Servant Awards

Rotary Club Names Public Servant Award Winners

The Rotary Club of Memphis East selected Shelby County District Attorney Bill Gibbons and chief administrative officer of the Shelby County Registers Off...

95. Archived Article: Newsmakers - Timm Locke, president of Locke Marketing Public Relations, was named new executive vice president of NOFMA: The Wood Flooring

Askew Appointed to AIA Fellows Jury

Lee Askew III, partner and founder of Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects, was appoin...

96. Archived Article: Memos - <ephoto> Rear Adm

Rear Adm. Jeffrey L. Fowler was named commander of Navy recruiting following the retirement of Rear Adm. George E. Voelker. Fowler completed a military fellowship in 2002-2003 and is a life member at the Council of Foreign...

97. Archived Article: Benchmark - EEOC wins verdict against Northwest

EEOC wins verdict against Northwest

A federal jury in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee returned a verdict in favor of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and plainti...

98. Archived Article: Memos - Sheila Mitchell was appointed by Gov

Sheila Mitchell was appointed by Gov. Don Sundquist to a six-year term on the Tennessee Board of Pharmacy. She replaces Paula Hinson, whose term expired. Mitchell has been director of pharmacy and material ser...

99. Archived Article: Calendar - Calendar of events Sept

Calendar of events Nov. 4-Nov. 10

Nov. 4

The Greater Memphis Arts Council, 8 S. Third St., presents artwork by Everett Charles Yates, on display through Jan. 15. Nov. 5

The Center for Historic Preservation, a clea...

100. Archived Article: Law Briefs - The Memphis Bar Association securities section presents the Securities Section Spring Seminar from 1 p

The Memphis Bar Association securities section presents the Securities Section Spring Seminar from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at Morgan Keegan &am...