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1. Paper & Clay Owner Up for Martha Stewart Award -

Memphian Brit McDaniel, the founder of handmade ceramics studio Paper & Clay, is a finalist for the national 2014 Martha Stewart “American Made” award.

If she wins one of the 10 available awards, it will mean a trip to New York City for the award ceremony, a feature in Martha Stewart Living Magazine and $10,000 to grow her business.

2. Paper & Clay Owner Up for Martha Stewart Award -

Memphian Brit McDaniel, the founder of handmade ceramics studio Paper & Clay, is a finalist for the national 2014 Martha Stewart “American Made” award.

If she wins one of the 10 available awards, it will mean a trip to New York City for the award ceremony, a feature in Martha Stewart Living Magazine and $10,000 to grow her business.

3. Focus on Teens ‘At Risk of Being Homeless’ -

Not only is Crossroads Campus a successful non-profit operation that’s building a bridge to help homeless animals and potentially homeless young people, it’s also a thriving retail business operation driven by the savvy of executive director Lisa Stetar and her staff.

4. Purrfect Combination -

Nancy Keen Palmer is worried about Lily and Holly.

The worry doesn’t show, though. Only a bright smile lights her face as Lily, a 6-year-old miniature dachshund-Yorkie mix, and her half-sister, Holly, a 7-year-old Yorkie, take turns climbing into Palmer’s lap and lavishing her with licks.

5. Vanderbilt Students Find Happiness in Music City -

As the Class of 2018 begins to poke around the Vanderbilt University campus, the newest Commodores will be met with the highest of expectations.

“This class is projected to have the highest academic quality in our history as measured by high school class rank and SAT scores,’’ says Doug Christiansen, vice provost for enrollment and dean of admissions.

6. Events -

Memphis Area Business and Professional Women will meet Monday, Aug. 18, at 5:30 p.m. at Shady Grove Presbyterian Church, 5530 Walnut Grove Road. Attorney Stephen Biller will discuss how he can be of benefit to women minority-owned businesses. RSVP to Martha Ervin at 489-5481.

7. Events -

Playhouse on the Square will present the regional premiere of “Mary Poppins” Friday, Aug. 15, through Sept. 7 at Playhouse, 66 S. Cooper St. Buy tickets at playhouseonthesquare.org.

8. Obama Takes Step to Improve Government Technology -

CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) – The White House on Monday announced the creation of a team of digital experts tasked with upgrading the government's technology infrastructure and making its websites more consumer friendly.

9. Events -

National Hispanic Professional Organization-Memphis will meet Thursday, July 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Martha Perine Beard, president of the Federal Reserve in Memphis, will speak. Cost is free for members and $20 for nonmembers. Email info@nhpomemphis.us.

10. Events -

The Downtown Alive concert series will feature Maitre D’s Thursday, May 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Court Square. The free series, produced by the Downtown Memphis Commission and Memphis Music Foundation, continues through June 26. Visit downtownmemphis.com.

11. Events -

Regional One Health will hold the 2014 Sports Related Brain Injury and Concussion Management Symposium Wednesday, May 7, from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Saint Francis Hospital’s Longnotti Auditorium, 5959 Park Ave. Topics include “Mild TBI/Concussion,” “Neuropsychology and Sports Concussion” and “Return to Play After Concussion.” Email cchambers@regionalonehealth.org or call 545-8487 to register.

12. Events -

The Memphis and Shelby County Office of Sustainability will hold a public meeting about the Mid-South Regional Greenprint and Sustainability Plan Tuesday, May 6, at Riverview Community Center, 1891 Kansas St. Drop by for 10 minutes during the open house, 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., or attend the presentation and Q&A from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Visit midsouthgreenprint.org.

13. Jury Selection Begins in Apple-Samsung Case -

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) – Jury selection began Monday in the latest legal battle between the fiercest rivals in the world of smartphones, with Apple and Samsung accusing each other, once again, of ripping off designs and features.

14. Macy's, Martha Stewart Living Settle Dispute -

NEW YORK (AP) – Macy's and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia say they have settled a breach-of-contract lawsuit involving J.C. Penney.

15. Events -

Germantown Performing Arts Center will host a visual arts exhibition by Ron Olson and Saj Crone Tuesday, Dec. 3, to Jan. 3 in the GPAC lobby, 1801 Exeter Road. Cost is free. Visit gpacweb.com.

16. Events -

The WRVR Toy Truck will be at Bud Davis Cadillac, 5433 Poplar Ave., from Monday, Dec. 2, to Friday, Dec. 6 to collect gifts for children served by Porter Leath. New, unwrapped toys can be dropped off between 5 a.m. and 7 p.m. Visit porterleath.org.

17. Events -

Small Business Saturday will be held Saturday, Nov. 30, at participating small businesses across Memphis. The nationwide event includes retailers, restaurants, museums, entertainment venues and more. Visit shopsmall.com for a list of participating businesses.

18. Small Retailers Plan to Party Till They Profit -

NEW YORK (AP) – The parades and carnivals that draw people to downtown areas across the country this holiday season will be more than big celebrations. They're part of a strategy to get shoppers into small stores.

19. Poll: No Heroes in Shutdown, GOP Gets Most Blame -

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama and lawmakers must rise above their incessant bickering and do more to end the partial government shutdown, according to a poll Wednesday that places the brunt of the blame on Republicans but finds no one standing tall in Washington.

20. Women's Business Group Gets Sponsor for Memphis Chapter -

Plans to re-establish a local chapter of Business and Professional Women of Tennessee are moving ahead, after the organization’s Jackson-area chapter voted unanimously to sponsor the local group.

21. Women's Business Group Receives Sponsor for Memphis Chapter -

Plans to re-establish a local chapter of Business and Professional Women of Tennessee are moving ahead, after the organization’s Jackson-area chapter voted unanimously to sponsor the local group.

22. Report: J.C. Penney Dumps Martha Stewart -

NEW YORK (AP) – J.C. Penney is ending a tug-of-war with its nemesis over Martha Stewart.

23. Archer-Malmo Listed Among Fast-Growing Firms -

Memphis-based marketing communications firm archer-malmo is included on the fourth annual Agency 100 list from industry publication “The Agency Post.”

The list includes the fastest-growing advertising and marketing agencies in the U.S.

24. Events -

The Center for Southern Folklore will present the Memphis Music & Heritage Festival Saturday, Aug. 31, and Sunday, Sept. 1, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Main Street between Peabody Place and Union Avenue. The event will include music, food, and arts and crafts vendors. Cost is free. Visit southernfolklore.org for a list of performers.

25. Business Women's Group Looks to Re-Form Memphis Chapter -

A group of local businesswomen is meeting Friday, Aug. 30, to discuss re-establishing a Memphis chapter of the Business and Professional Women of Tennessee. The group is meeting at 11:30 a.m. at Jason’s Deli, 3473 Poplar Ave.

26. Events -

Business and Professional Women of Tennessee members will meet Friday, Aug. 30, at 11:30 a.m. at Jason’s Deli, 3743 Poplar Ave., to discuss re-establishing a Memphis chapter. The state organization is an affiliate of the BPW Foundation, an advocate for women on work-life balance and workplace equity issues. Email martha.ervin@ervinhypnosiscenter.com or call 489-5481.

27. Collier Paints a Business on Her Professional Canvas -

Dorothy Collier’s career path has unfolded similarly to many enterprising professionals marking time before fully committing to their passion.

28. Coalition Sues to Halt Electronic Surveillance -

Rights activists, church leaders and drug and gun rights advocates found common ground and filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the federal government to halt a vast National Security Agency electronic surveillance program.

29. Former Audit Chief Named Arkansas Treasurer -

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Former Legislative Auditor Charles Robinson will replace the Arkansas state treasurer who resigned last week over charges she accepted cash payments for steering business to an investment banker, Gov. Mike Beebe announced Wednesday.

30. Beebe: Working Quickly to Pick New Arkansas Treasurer -

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe said Wednesday he hopes to name a replacement in the next several days for the state treasurer, who resigned over accusations she took cash bribes from a bond broker.

31. Severance Pay Ups Ante in Auto Inspections Stand-Off -

Some on the Memphis City Council weren’t certain Tuesday, April 16, about going ahead with a severance package for the city employees who now work at city-run auto inspection stations.

The council entered the budget season for the new fiscal year that begins July 1 just minutes earlier with Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s budget address.

32. Martha Stewart Denies Wrongdoing in Penney Deal -

NEW YORK (AP) – Home diva Martha Stewart testified in court on Tuesday that she did nothing wrong when she signed an agreement to open up shops within most of J.C. Penney's stores across the country.

33. Macy's CEO Testifies in Fight Over Martha Stewart -

NEW YORK (AP) – Macy's CEO Terry Lundgren testified on Monday that he hung up on home diva Martha Stewart after she called to inform him on Dec. 6, 2011 that the company that bears her name had inked a deal with J.C. Penney to open shops within most of the chain's stores.

34. Uncle Tames Crying Baby -

Oh, baby! Russell was screaming. At the top of his lungs. Whisked quickly to a distant room, he continued his vocal displeasure. The wailing persisted through the first necessary task. It showed no sign of abatement.

35. Payne Joins Fulton CPAs as Senior Accountant -

Tarasha Payne has joined Fulton CPAs PLLC as a senior accountant in the areas of taxation, compilation and reviews, and client services. Payne has more than 15 years’ experience in the field and is working toward CPA certification. The announcement comes on the heels of big changes at the accounting firm, including new ownership and a name change from Polsgrove & Fulton. (See The Daily News’ Monday, Dec. 17, edition for more information.)

36. US Mint Testing New Metals to Make Coins Cheaper -

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – When it comes to making coins, the Mint isn't getting its two cents worth. In some cases, it doesn't even get half of that.

A penny costs more than two cents and a nickel costs more than 11 cents to make and distribute. The quandary is how to make coins more cheaply without sparing our change's quality and durability, or altering its size and appearance.

37. Worker Hurt in Rupture at Valero Refinery Dies -

MEMPHIS (AP) – Officials say one refinery worker has died after being exposed to a hazardous substance at a Valero refinery in Memphis.

Martha Deacon, a spokeswoman for the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, says one of two workers who were injured in Monday morning's hazmat incident at the southeast Memphis plant has died.

38. Gen X Inks State’s First Location on Austin Peay -

A trendy Vernon, Calif.-based retailer has inked its first Tennessee location in Austin Peay Plaza.

Gen X Clothing Inc. signed a 35,000-square-foot lease at 3252 Austin Peay Highway. The space was formerly occupied by Big Lots.

39. Storm Leads Companies to Postpone Earnings Reports -

NEW YORK (AP) – A number of major U.S. companies postponed quarterly earnings reports scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, as Hurricane Sandy barreled into the East Coast and caused the first unplanned shutdown of financial markets since 2001.

40. AP Interview: Arkansas Treasurer Wants to Fix Problems -

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Treasurer Martha Shoffner says she wants to correct problems identified by legislative auditors who questioned her office's investment practices, and says she won't step down over the findings.

41. Building Business -

Dr. Leonard Greenhalgh brought a wake-up call with him to Memphis at the end of August, when he came to the city as one of several featured speakers for the Memphis Minority Business Council Continuum’s 2012 Economic Development Forum.

42. Arkansas Lawmakers Subpoena Treasurer Over Audit -

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Arkansas lawmakers say they'll issue a second subpoena for state Treasurer Martha Shoffner to appear before a legislative committee after she didn't show up to a Friday meeting to discuss an audit that raised questions over her office's investment practices.

43. Luttrell to Reassess Local Air Quality -

Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell is about to examine county government’s entire approach to air quality issues after the Memphis City Council voted last month to cut all city funding for vehicle inspections at the end of the current fiscal year on June 30.

44. Funding Cut Underscores Gov. Divide -

Consider this the latest dust-up on the city-county government divide. Some Memphis City Council members who voted this week to end city funding for vehicle inspections at the end of June 2013 see the decision as one in a series of challenges to the long-held definition of what city government does and what county government does.

45. Council Approves Cut of City Funding For Vehicle Inspections -

Memphis City Council members voted Tuesday, Aug. 21, to end city funding for vehicle inspections at the end of June 2013.

The 10-2 council vote followed months of discussion among council members about Shelby County government or the state of Tennessee assuming responsibility for the car and truck inspections.

46. Residential Greening -

There was a time not so long ago when potential homebuyers had to demand energy efficiency in new homes.

Nowadays, green features are more of an expectation than an extra.

“I would venture to say that just about everybody asks about energy efficiency,” said Martha Fondren, director of sales and marketing for Grant & Co. “They may not say it in those words, but they ask us about what kind of furnaces we are using, what kind of faucets, what kind of insulation. What are the standard things that people can expect when they walk in the home in order to save them money on the utility bills because that’s a huge expense.”

47. City Moves Closer to Cutting Auto Inspection Funding -

Two weeks after the Memphis City Council approved an either/or change to auto inspections against the advice of the city administration, the council took another step as Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. embraced the earlier change.

48. Changes Occurring Backstage At Elvis Presley Enterprises -

It was about a month ago when the company that produced a digital hologram of the late Tupac Shakur that showed up to startling effect on stage at the Coachella Music Festival announced it was working on a similar hologram of Elvis Presley.

49. Nothing Wrong With Occasional Flip-Flopping -

So, I heard today that John Kerry is going to play the role of Mitt Romney in President Barack Obama’s debate preparation sessions. Hearing this made me think of an article I read years ago titled “The Dog Handler” published in Time Magazine.

50. GSA Executive Asserts Right to Remain Silent -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The General Services Administration inspector general said Monday that he's investigating possible bribery and kickbacks in the agency, as a central figure in a GSA spending scandal asserted his right to remain silent at a congressional hearing.

51. Events -

Talk Shoppe will present the seminar “Mastermind Principle: Based on the Book Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill” Wednesday, March 28, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau, 3693 Tyndale Drive. For more information, call Jo Garner at 482-0354.

52. Hotel Upgrade -

Jay Michael and his business partners in Chicago were interested in a portfolio of apartment buildings in Chicago going up for auction in 2010 when they came across a hotel in Memphis in the grouping.

53. Events -

Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club will host an executive lunch with Doug McGowen Tuesday, March 27, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Napa Café, 5101 Sanderlin Ave., suite 122. McGowen will discuss starting new businesses, growing existing businesses and how to use commercial blight as an opportunity. Email Jeremy Park at jeremyp@lpinsurance.com for reservations.

54. Ricki’s Keeps Memphis’ Sweet Tooth Satisfied -

The concept of Ricki’s Cookie Corner began at the Memphis home of Ricki Krupp more than 30 years ago and grew over the years thanks to a mixture of made-from-scratch Kosher recipes and family support.

55. By Any Other Name … -

A couple of weeks ago, I devoted almost an entire column to one item of viewer mail. No one complained, so I might as well do it again. Less than a week after hearing from Carole Hanna of Memphis, I heard from Daphine Craig:

56. Congress Targets Federal Workers for Savings -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal workers have become the go-to targets as Congress, and the White House, search for ways to lower the deficit, pay for tax cuts and put off looming reductions to defense spending.

57. Film Producer to Discuss 'Two Who Dared' Doc -

Artemis Joukowsky, the producer of the film “Two Who Dared,” will show excerpts and lead a discussion about the film Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. at Christian Brothers University’s Spain Auditorium.

58. J.C. Penney Gets Rid of Hundreds of Sales -

NEW YORK (AP) – J.C. Penney is permanently marking down all of its merchandise by at least 40 percent so shoppers no longer have to wait for sales to get bargains.

Penney said Wednesday that it is getting rid of the hundreds of sales it offers each year in favor of a simpler approach to pricing. Starting on Feb. 1, the retailer is rolling out an "Every Day" pricing strategy with much fewer sales throughout the year.

59. Donald Takes Appeals Court Oath -

Bernice Donald took the oath of office as the newest U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals judge Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts.

60. Donald Takes Appeals Court Oath -

Bernice Donald took the oath of office as the newest U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals judge Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Cannon Center.

61. Administration Moves Plan to Ax Hundreds of Rules -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration disclosed plans Tuesday to cut or roll back hundreds of federal regulations, including some that will streamline tax forms at the Internal Revenue Service, let railroad companies pass on installing expensive new technology, and speed up the visa process for low-risk visitors to the U.S.

62. Obama Meets Economic Aide, Talks to CEOs -

VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. (AP) – A vacationing President Barack Obama has been meeting with a key economic aide and phoning businessmen as he prepares for next month's unveiling of a new jobs and debt plan.

63. Obama to Lay Out New Jobs Plan in Sept. Speech -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Seeking to jolt the economy, President Barack Obama will propose new ideas to create jobs and help the struggling poor and middle class in a major speech after Labor Day. And then he will try to seize political advantage by spending the fall pressuring Congress to act on his plan.

64. Appeals Court Strikes Health Insurance Requirement -

ATLANTA (AP) – A federal appeals court panel on Friday struck down the requirement in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul package that virtually all Americans must carry health insurance or face penalties.

65. Obama: Something is Wrong With Country's Politics -

HOLLAND, Mich. (AP) – Seeking to align himself with a public beleaguered by economic uncertainty and frustrated by Washington, President Barack Obama declared Thursday: "There is nothing wrong with our country. There is something wrong with our politics."

66. Difficult Work Follows Debt Deal -

The consensus among a variety of financial service professionals in Memphis who were questioned in advance about the outcome of the debt ceiling deal seems to have been proven right.

Lawmakers engineered a delicate compromise at the 11th hour. The nation’s borrowing capacity has been expanded, but programs elsewhere have been trimmed. Everyone at the negotiating table walked away with a win. And everyone at the negotiating table also lost something.

67. Hansen Promoted to Store Manager at Macy’s -

Greg Hansen has been promoted to vice president/store manager at Macy’s Oak Court.

Hometown: Lynbrook, N.Y.

68. Knisley Sets ‘High Bar’ In Symphony VP Position -

The Memphis heat may be a new and uncomfortable feeling for Chicagoan Brandon Knisley, but the city has something that still makes him feel at home: a strong music culture.

“The city has a real identity,” he said. “You can immediately grasp that feeling.”

69. Old Forest Goes New -

A group of 15 citizens forming an Overton Park conservancy hopes to take a plan to the Memphis City Council by Labor Day.

The group holds the second of two public comment sessions Tuesday, June 28, at 5 p.m. at the Memphis College of Art, in Overton Park.

70. Restaurant Obligations: Meeting Patron Requests -

A friend of mine comes to Memphis from the West Coast once or twice a year, and we have dinner together. We’ve been doing this since 1987. He’s very particular about what he eats, basically asking for the same thing no matter where we dine: steamed or poached salmon, steamed vegetables (whatever is on hand) and a bowl of lemon wedges. No sauce or embellishment of any kind.

71. Unemployment Fell in April in Most Metro Areas -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The best month for private-sector hiring in five years and a pickup in summer jobs helped lower unemployment rates in more than 90 percent of the nation's largest cities in April.

72. Sears has Long Fix-It List After Posting Loss -

New Sears CEO Lou D'Ambrosio has a lot of work to do.

But with appliance sales weakening, a small resurgence at Kmart faltering and Sears stores continually lagging, where to start?

The answer, analysts say, is the same as it's been for years: pour money into better-performing stores while closing flailing locations, freshen up house brands like Kenmore and bring in new brands to entice shoppers.

73. Expert: Memphis’ Real Estate Woes Related -

Grant Thrall, the former University of Memphis Martha and Robert Fogelman Family chair of excellence in sustainable real estate, was brought to Memphis from Florida to serve as a community consultant, providing his opinion on distance location and economic development growth.

74. FedEx to Receive Sustainable Award -

FedEx Corp. is to receive the first annual Green Hard Hat Award at the upcoming Conference on Sustainable Real Estate

75. Destination King’s Tagg Honored as ‘Rising Star’ -

Mary Catherine Tagg, director of operations for Destination King, has received the “Rising Star” award at the fifth annual Association of Destination Management Executives Achievement Awards.

76. Sustainable Real Estate to be Subject of Conference -

Planners of an upcoming conference are hoping to put Memphis on the map even more so than it already is.

The Conference On Sustainable Real Estate is slated for March 24 to 26 at the University of Memphis. The conference – modeled after a similar program offered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – brings to Memphis internationally recognized leaders on sustainable real estate, land economics, land planning and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, construction procedures.

77. 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.

78. Back to Nature -

Gorgeous weather on Saturday highlighted the Great Outdoors University’s fifth anniversary celebration at Winchester Farms, just east of Memphis along Interstate 40.

A group of 23 kids ages 7 to 17 had the chance to hike, fish and enjoy nature on the 900-acre farm owned by GOU founder and primary benefactor Peter Schutt, who has just been named the National Wildlife Federation’s National Volunteer of the Year. He is the first Tennessean to earn the honor.

79. He Snuck Into The Bar -

I’m grateful to Martha Neil for her Jan. 10 post at the ABA Journal’s “Law News Now.”

80. Cypress Realty Holdings Buys Millington Perkins Site -

8472 New Wilkinsville Road
Millington, TN 38053
Sale Amount: $1.3 Million

81. ATTN: Mayor Wharton -

Memphians sound off on city’s most pressing needs.

Aaron Shafer
Founder of Skatelife Memphis; scientist at St. Jude Children’s Research Hosp.

Develop and promote a citywide mentoring campaign. We must heavily invest in the positive development of our children. Many of our Memphis children suffer not from a material poverty, but a poverty of healthy relationships and ultimately a poverty of possibility – of reaching their full potential. Each of us has had supportive network of mentors (“the village”) in our lives, be they our parents, teachers or friends, that have come along side of us to build our self-esteem and to help us navigate a path that moves us closer to realizing our potential.

82. Methodist Acquires Wolf River Medical Office -

Methodist Healthcare has paid $1.9 million for the 10,118-square-foot medical office building at 7690 Wolf River Circle in Germantown.

83. Retail Rebound? -

Retail sales are looking bright this year, a sign that the pendulum of consumer confidence is swinging back in the right direction.

Holiday sales are anticipated to increase a modest 3.3 percent this year – adjusted from 2.3 percent in November – according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). This year’s uptick follows 2008’s 3.9 percent decline and also tops the 10-year average holiday sales increase of 2.5 percent.

84. Added Gratuity Not Intended to Deter Large Dining Groups -

How festive to be part of a large group at a restaurant, with the conversation, the clinking glasses on extended arms, the laughter, the tasting of colleagues’ food. At this time of year, with office Christmas lunches taking place throughout the city and suburban towns, restaurants are often filled by groups of people toasting the best wishes for the holidays and exchanging presents. What fun!

85. White House Unveils Home Energy Efficiency Program -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House unveiled a new "Home Energy Score" federal program Tuesday that will allow people to determine how energy-efficient their homes are.

It was one of several energy initiatives that Vice President Joe Biden announced at a White House event Tuesday. The voluntary Home Energy Score program, developed by the Energy Department, will provide homeowners a score of between one and 10, along with estimated savings from energy retrofits, and a personalized list of recommended home energy upgrades.

86. Even in Liberal Bastions, GOP Sees Election Chance -

HYANNIS PORT, Mass. (AP) — In the congressional district that's home to the Kennedy family compound, a Kennedy public skating rink and a Kennedy museum, the heart of liberalism is beating uneasily.

87. House Cleaning at City's Fleet Services Bureau -

All four managers left in the city’s Fleet Services Bureau have been dismissed and/or their positions abolished by the city of Memphis in a restructuring of the General Services division the bureau is a part of.

88. U of M Ramping Up Sustainability Focus -

Starting in spring 2011, the University of Memphis will offer a breakthrough real estate graduate program that will emphasize sustainability and ways to reduce carbon footprints.

The Memphis Metro Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) chapter earlier this week held a panel discussion – composed of three professors from the U of M’s Department of Finance, Insurance and Real Estate – on new directions such as these in commercial real estate.

89. Bank Exec Checked Only Date on Foreclosure Docs -

WASHINGTON (AP) – A Wells Fargo executive has acknowledged that he verified only the dates on up to 150 foreclosure documents he signed daily.

The executive made his admission in a May deposition involving a Washington state homeowner. He said he relied on co-workers to ensure that other information in the documents was correct.

90. Lott Residency Questions Linger After Confirmation -

Martha Lott begins serving Friday as head of the city’s General Services Division. But how long she will remain in the post is an open question.

91. Midtown Overlay Faces Final Hurdle at Council -

The Midtown Overlay, a set of development guidelines for Midtown, faces its final hurdle Tuesday.

The overlay ordinance is up for the third and final reading at Tuesday’s meeting of the Memphis City Council.

92. Midtown Overlay Gets Second Reading -

The historic preservation group Memphis Heritage Inc. was on a roll as August was about to end.

But the group and other backers of a Midtown overlay are nervous about Tuesday’s Memphis City Council vote on the set of zoning and building guidelines.

93. Lott Appointed Director of General Services Div. -

Martha Lott is the latest county government appointed official to make the transition to Memphis City Hall.

94. What Are You Telling Yourself? -

Entrepreneurs can get themselves into trouble because they just won’t tell themselves the truth but, rather, an incomplete version that leaves off the reality sentence of the story.

Their first encounter of this is at formation: “ I am going for it. I have always wanted to own my own business. I admire Donald Trump. I have always loved (fill in the blank). I like being my own boss.” OK. A familiar thought line. The lost sentence: “But I really do not have a professional picture of what it takes to run a business and have no experience or education in doing so.”

95. Obama: GOP Should Let Small Business Bill Through -

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama exhorted Congress on Monday to make passage of a long-languishing small business aid package its first order of business when it returns next month from its summer break.

96. Obama Says Recession Recovery to Take Few Years -

SEATTLE (AP) – A campaigning President Barack Obama said Tuesday it will take a few years to dig the nation out of the recession, warning impatient voters that any candidate promising faster results "is just looking for your vote."

97. Obama Looks to Boost Gulf Tourism With Family Trip -

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is heeding his own advice to American vacationers, taking his family to the Gulf Coast this weekend to help the sagging tourism industry.

The president will arrive Saturday and spend just over 24 hours in the Panama City, Fla., area, a quick jaunt in contrast to the family's upcoming 10-day vacation to Martha's Vineyard, known as a destination for the wealthy and privileged.

98. Although Important, Chef’s Name Comes Second to Food -

Every restaurant has a cook or chef in the kitchen, but how many diners know the name of the person cooking their lunch or dinner? How many give a hoot?

With book deals, food magazines, television shows and restaurants with PR staffs, the past decade has seen the rise (and frequently the fleeting fame) of the celebrity chef. Not that there’s anything wrong with the recognition and rewarding of genius, though sometimes, let’s admit, we just want a quiet, satisfying meal without the sense of hushed worship.

99. Towns’ MED Job Proves You Can Go Home Again -

Tish Towns has just finished her first year at one of the most challenging jobs in the city – spearheading the effort to secure funding for The Regional Medical Center at Memphis.

It is a mission that brought her back home after 28 years.

100. United Way Chooses Committee Chairman -

The United Way of the Mid-South has announced a new chairman for its volunteer board of directors.

William J. Logue, president and chief executive officer of FedEx Freight Corp., is the chairman of the board, while Martha Perine Beard of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Memphis Branch is chairman-elect.