Editorial Results (free)
1. Library Foundation Honors Longtime Board Members
- Monday, January 27, 2014
Memphis philanthropist Honey Scheidt likes to describe the library as “the most democratic institution we have.”
That feeling informs her longstanding service on the board of the Memphis Library Foundation, the organization created in 1994 to organize and raise funds for what’s now known as the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library.
2. At 11th Hour, Congress Debates Plastic Gun Ban
- Wednesday, December 04, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – With 3-D printers increasingly able to produced plastic weapons, the House voted Tuesday to renew a 25-year-old prohibition against firearms that can evade metal detectors and X-ray machines.
3. Nichols Ready to Back Up Hype
- Friday, October 04, 2013
Every player has his favorite spot on the floor, that go-to place where everything seems to slow down, where the player most feels like himself even amid the chaos.
But maybe more important when you are a much-hyped, homegrown University of Memphis freshman is to have that special place off the floor. A retreat, where in this case young Austin Nichols can make the world spin a little more slowly and turn down the volume on all the outside noise.
4. Dunavant Symposium Examines Public Service
- Friday, March 22, 2013
Saying there should be “good government” and there must be “ethical government” is easy.
Defining what those terms mean can be difficult especially for non-elected public administrators.
A new symposium connected to the annual Bobby Dunavant Public Service Awards aims to open a discussion about the issues of public service in practice.
5. Alternative Spring Break on Docket for Law Students
- Wednesday, March 06, 2013
The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law and its Public Action Law Society are sponsoring the fourth annual alternative spring break next week.
It’s a series of events that will involve 48 law students from seven law schools, some of whom will come here from out of state to participate alongside Memphis law students.
6. Respecting Time
- Friday, March 01, 2013
For Clyde “Kit” Carson, the road to becoming Shelby County Jury commissioner began when he was 16 years old and looking for as much time driving a car as possible.
Then-Circuit Court Clerk Clint Crabtree, who attended the same church as Carson, hired him to work in his campaign. When Carson turned 18, Crabtree hired him to work in the office. He began as a runner retrieving files from the basement of the Shelby County Courthouse.
7. MALS History Stretches Far Back
- Thursday, August 16, 2012
Context for a capital drive launched by Memphis Area Legal Services Inc. to pull the organization back from the financial brink can be found in MALS’ history, including its formation in the wake of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
8. Breakaway Finds Success Going the Extra Mile
- Monday, August 13, 2012
Breakaway Running is a small business with the steady, even stride it takes to endure for more than three decades.
Begun in 1981 by a handful of area running enthusiasts as an outlet to get their own gear and to accommodate the legions of Memphis runners, the shop has come full circle, having recently been bought by Barry Roberson, the shop’s first manager.
9. Caywood Reflects On 50 Years in Law
- Thursday, January 26, 2012
David Caywood had about $15 in his pocket on a particular day he was walking the halls during his years at Vanderbilt University.
10. Brucker Joins McManus Reilly As Investment, Insurance Adviser
- Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Edward Brucker III has joined McManus Reilly Financial Foresight as investment and insurance adviser.
Hometown: Tucson, Ariz.
Education: Master of business administration from University of Phoenix
11. U of M Event Honors City’s Legal Pillars
- Thursday, July 28, 2011
They’ve argued landmark cases in Memphis courtrooms in addition to representing everyday clients. They’ve grown into lions of the local legal profession. And they’ve helped tilt the course of history in the city.
12. U of M Symposium to Discuss City’s Place in Law
- Thursday, February 10, 2011
Memphis over the years has been at the center of riveting, controversial and far-reaching court cases.
Many of them have either wound up in the history books or simply re-balanced the scales of justice for ordinary people.
13. University of Memphis Law Symposium Planned
- Friday, January 21, 2011
The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law is hosting a symposium Feb. 11 on “Memphis in the Law” from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will celebrate Memphis’ contribution to the legal community.
14. Lynch to Lead Playhouse’s PR, Marketing
- Wednesday, December 08, 2010
Lisa Lynch has joined Playhouse on the Square as director of public relations and marketing.
Education: B.A., theater performance, University of Missouri-Columbia; M.A. journalism (in progress), University of Memphis
Work Experience: A broadcast news internship, educational theater in Minnesota and New Jersey, and some random jobs before deciding on graduate school.
Favorite movie: “500 Days of Summer,” especially for the party scene.
Activities you enjoy outside of work: Eating at local restaurants, live music.
What talent do you wish you had? Drums!
Who has had the greatest influence on you? My sister, Lesley. She’s brilliant and logical. She’s known what she wanted to do with her life since a career day in middle school and she simply did it. She challenged me to figure out what I want and to move forward with my life when I was feeling sorry for myself.
Why did you pursue a career in marketing and public relations? I like to talk, write, listen and be nice to people. I figured if I could do that for an organization that I admire and respect, then I would never dread going to work and I would never have to lie.
What drew you to Playhouse on the Square? I am excited about the growth I have seen at Playhouse on the Square. Our arts community has such amazing talent that we could rival other cities that are a draw in terms of arts and culture. That is possible here and I want to be part of the movement that makes that happen.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments? So far, getting this job. The first job in your field is always the hardest to get. This one combines all of my interests. I really lucked out. I couldn’t ask for a better fit.
What do you most enjoy about your work? Theaters are wonderful places to work and theater people are some of the most welcoming, passionate and genuine people you’ll ever meet. It is exciting to be surrounded by that creative energy, and I get to meet new people every day.
15. Bearman Looks Back At 50 Years of Law
- Friday, June 18, 2010
Leo Bearman Jr., who next month will have been practicing law for 50 years, is such a towering figure in the city’s legal community that his longtime secretary resorts to classic literature to describe him.
16. Fulbright-Dent Joins First Tennessee Team
- Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Moya Fulbright-Dent has been named to the First Tennessee Bank private client team.
Hometown: Hot Springs, Ark.
Education: B.S. in finance, University of Memphis; MBA, Union University
Work Experience: Eight years at American Express Financial Advisors; six and a half years in banking, five at First Tennessee
Family: Husband and college sweetheart, Daniel; and two-year-old son, Colin.
Favorite quote: “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul – and sings the tunes without the words – and never stops at all.” – Emily Dickinson
Who has had the greatest influence on you? The two people who have influenced me most are my mother and my first boss, Harish Vishria. By example, my mom instilled a work ethic, mental toughness and positive attitude that has gotten me through every experience in my life. (Vishria) taught me the difference between a dream and a goal and gave me the ability to teach others how to achieve their dreams by setting goals.
Why did you pursue a career in financial services? As a child, I saw firsthand the difference asset management can make in not only one person’s life but that of a whole multigenerational family. When I was about 10 years old, two older family members passed away. I learned at that early age how difficult it can be to struggle with the emotional and financial challenges that can come with a loss in a family. I saw then how important it is to be prepared for life’s uncertainties so that one can make the right choices.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments? I consider the everyday difference I am able to make in my clients’ lives my greatest accomplishment.
What do you most enjoy about your work? Each person’s financial situation is different. When I chose to major in business instead of art or literature, I thought I was giving up the chance to use my creativity. I have found that developing a plan for an individual, a family, or a business takes just as much creativity as writing a novel or painting a picture.
17. Memphis Bar Assn. Elects New Officers, Board Members
- Monday, December 07, 2009
At the Memphis Bar Association’s Annual Meeting Thursday at The Peabody hotel, the MBA announced its 2010 officers and new members of its board of directors.
Immediate past president Art Quinn passed the gavel to incoming president Ricky E. Wilkins of the Law Offices of Ricky E. Wilkins. John Cannon of Shuttleworth Williams PLLC and Gary K. Smith of Apperson Crump & Maxwell PLC automatically move to the positions of vice president/president-elect and treasurer, respectively. Linda Warren Seely, director of pro bono projects at Memphis Area Legal Services Inc., was chosen as secretary.
18. 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.
19. MBA Seeks More Applicants For Leadership Forum
- Thursday, August 20, 2009
The Memphis Bar Association’s Leadership Forum, which began in 2004, offers attorneys in their third to eighth year of practice opportunities to network, meet nationally known legal icons and create projects to serve the community.
20. Fogerty Joins Jackson Lewis In Of Counsel Role
- Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Whitney King Fogerty has joined Jackson Lewis LLP as of counsel.
Fogerty was previously a shareholder at Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart PC, where she specialized in labor and employment litigation. She has practiced law for 10 years and has been named among Chambers USA’s Leading Lawyers for Business the past two years.
21. Local NBA Chapter Welcomes New Officers, Board
- Thursday, November 13, 2008
The Ben F. Jones chapter of the National Bar Association on Saturday will present its new officers and board members at its annual Barristers’ Ball, a combined ceremony and fundraiser, at the Memphis Botanic Garden.
22. Renasant Names Wiegert VP, Mortgage Production Manager
- Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Michael Wiegert has been named vice president and mortgage production manager for Renasant Bank in Memphis.
23. Law School For Journalists to Focus On King, Civil Rights
- Thursday, April 03, 2008
It is one of the last pictures taken of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The day before his 1968 assassination on the balcony of Downtown's Lorraine Motel, King is shown in the courtyard there being served legal papers by a U.S. Marshal.
24. CBU to HostEthics in Gov't Forum
- Friday, January 11, 2008
Christian Brothers University Thursday will host a forum about ethics in government that will involve several key figures in recent federal ethics investigations as well as local elected leaders.
25. Legal 'Giant' Glankler Leaves Behind Legendary Legacy
- Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Attorney Frank J. Glankler Jr. was laid to rest Monday following a funeral service at Immaculate Conception Cathedral.
Glankler, a founding partner of Glankler Brown PLLC and a major figure in the city's legal community, died last Wednesday after a long illness. He was 81.
26. Jones Receives Welcome Home Memphis Designation
- Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Crye-Leike affiliate broker C. Lauren Jones was the first Realtor in the Memphis market to receive the Welcome Home Memphis designation when she recently earned the honor.
The designation recently was created by the Memphis Area Association of Realtors and is designed to increase affordable housing expertise.
27. From Overton Park to Shelby Farms, Newman No Stranger to Conservancy
- Thursday, October 11, 2007
Had he stopped with the famous case he helped win more than three decades ago, Charles Newman's legal career already would have reached a zenith other lawyers could only dream of matching.
As a young attorney in 1971, Newman fought Citizens to Preserve Overton Park v. Volpe all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The stakes were high; at issue was a decision by then-U.S. Secretary of Transportation John Volpe that would have seen the completion of Interstate 40 in Memphis slice through Midtown's Overton Park.
28. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis Names Byrd Executive Director
- Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Caron Byrd has been hired as executive director of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis. Previously, Byrd served as deputy manager of the Mid-South chapter of the American Red Cross, where she was employed for more than 11 years.
29. Archived Article: Law Talk
- Thursday, January 08, 2004
Pounders Wins Award, Breaks Gender Barriers
The Daily News
Memphis attorney Dorothy J. Pounders became the first woman recipient of the Memphis Bar Associations highest award, the Judge Jerome Turner Lawye...
30. Archived Article: Law Focus1
- Thursday, October 21, 1999
PRESSRELEASE Building the bridge of hope Memphis Area Legal Services will raise funds through Nov. 4 for its Campaign for Equal Justice By Sonja Currie Special to The Daily News Memphis Area Legal Services Inc.s 1999 Campaign for Equal Justic...
31. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, August 27, 1997
Gene Stone has been selected as the Chickasaw Councils new scout executive. He replaces Bob Salser, who has been named area director of the BSAs South Georgia/North Florida region. Stone has served as director of the Cub Scout Division at the nation...
32. Archived Article: Govt Analys
- Friday, April 19, 1996
04-19 Govt analys Ford: the long good-bye By BERJE YACOUBIAN Special to The Daily News The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution adopted in 1791 clearly states "Congress shall make no laws...abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press.....
33. Archived Article: Chg Mem. In May
- Friday, March 01, 1996
3-1 CHG Mem. in May Memphis in May looks to break even in 96 By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News The Memphis in May International Festival has raised about 89 percent of its 1996 $1 million goal for sponsorship funds and after losing money the past ...
34. Archived Article: Govt Analys
- Friday, December 15, 1995
12/15 Govt analys Consolidation 2000 By Berje Yacoubian Special to The Daily News What do cities like Nashville, Charlotte, Jacksonville and Indianapolis have in common with Memphis besides competing for industrial, technical and manufacturing jobs?...