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1. Vols’ Barnett Faces Nation’s Best in Iowa’s Scherff -

KNOXVILLE – Derek Barnett is spending most of the Christmas holidays away from his Nashville home, and he wouldn’t have it any other way.

2. Events -

Tennessee Shakespeare Company will present “Twelfth Night” Thursday, Dec. 11, through Dec. 21 at Dixon Gallery and Gardens Winegardner Auditorium, 4339 Park Ave. Buy tickets at tnshakespeare.org.

3. Minyard Joins Barge Waggoner -

Tom Minyard, a 31-year veteran of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has joined Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon Inc. as the civil works program manager. In his new role, Minyard’s responsibilities include the advancement of the firm’s strategic direction as it relates to its civil works program for local, state and federal governments. His areas of technical interest include flood risk reduction, navigation, ecosystem restoration and emergency response.

4. Events -

Indie Memphis and Memphis Pink Palace Museum will screen Talking Heads’ 1984 concert film, “Stop Making Sense,” Thursday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. in the CTI Theater at Pink Palace, 3050 Central Ave. Tickets are $8 for Indie Memphis and Pink Palace members and $10 for nonmembers. Visit indiememphis.com.

5. Events -

Memphis Zoo will host Zoo Boo Friday, Oct. 17, through Sunday, Oct. 19, and Oct. 24-26 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the zoo, 2000 Prentiss Place. Activities include trick-or-treat stations, not-so-haunted tour of Primate Canyon, straw maze, haunted hayride and more. Tickets are $12 for members and $15 for nonmembers. Visit memphiszoo.org.

6. Hopson Changes School System’s Front Office -

The set of four regional superintendents of Memphis City Schools came and went and came back in the last 40 years of the school system that merged in 2012 with Shelby County Schools.

Along with the tier of management came verdicts about whether the school system’s central office was becoming more centralized or more decentralized depending on the education climate and trends of the day. The opinions about the effects on centralizing authority or dispersing it also varied greatly.

7. Hopson Restructures School System Management -

Shelby County Schools superintendent Dorsey Hopson has eliminated the school system’s set of four regional superintendents and replaced them with three associate superintendents in what he said is a change to move the school system’s central office closer to the daily operation of schools.

8. Millington Leaders Emphasize Unique School System -

For much of the move to the demerger of public education in Shelby County, the Millington Municipal Schools district has been overshadowed by the five other suburban school systems.

All six formed starting in January and three weeks ago opened for classes, but Millington school system leaders, principals, teachers and civic leaders didn’t have their opening celebration until this past weekend, the day after the Millington Central High School Trojans beat the Germantown Red Devils in the first weekend of high school football.

9. Rising Up -

Adrienne Johnson remembers being stalked. It was actually a good thing. “I grew up in a single-parent home,” said Johnson, 35, today a financial analyst at International Paper and one of IP’s mentors in the RISE Foundation Goal Card program. “I was the first in my family to go to college. It was unrealistic (to attend college), not something I envisioned at all.”

10. South Cypress Creek Meetings Planned -

The City of Memphis Division of Engineering has announced a series of neighborhood meetings focused on a stormwater master plan for the South Cypress Creek area.

The purpose of the plan is to identify potential solutions for flooding and drainage issues, and the goals of the meetings are to give people information about the project and gather information about drainage and flooding problems they’ve experienced.

11. South Cypress Creek Meetings Planned -

The City of Memphis Division of Engineering has announced a series of neighborhood meetings focused on a stormwater master plan for the South Cypress Creek area.

The purpose of the plan is to identify potential solutions for flooding and drainage issues, and the goals of the meetings are to give people information about the project and gather information about drainage and flooding problems they’ve experienced.

12. 2 Lawmakers Ask for Probe Into Test Score Delay -

NASHVILLE (AP) – Two Republican Tennessee lawmakers have asked for an investigation into the delay of student test scores.

Meanwhile, three Democrats have filed an open records request seeking information about the late release of student scores on the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program.

13. Haslam Free Tuition Plan Garners Praise, Concern -

NASHVILLE (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam's signature proposal this year, a program that would cover a full ride at two-year colleges for any high school graduate, appears on track to pass as lawmakers enter the waning days of the legislative session. The details, however – including how to pay for this perk in the years to come – remain scattered.

14. For-Profit Charter Schools Bill Fails in House -

NASHVILLE (AP) – A proposal to allow charter schools in Tennessee to be operated by for-profit groups failed in its final committee vote Thursday before reaching the House floor for debate.

15. Tigers Don't Feel Like 'Cinderella' vs. 1 Seed Virginia -

RALEIGH, N.C. – The pressure valve that at times seems to control life for the Memphis Tigers had opened in the form of a 71-66 victory over George Washington in the NCAA Tournament’s round of 64.

16. Events -

The Eyewear Gallery will hold free dry-eye screenings Friday, March 21, from noon to 2 p.m. at its office, 428 Perkins Road Extended. Visit theeyeweargallery.com or call 763-2020.

17. Older Americans Are Early Winners Under Health Law -

CHICAGO (AP) — For many older Americans who lost jobs during the recession, the quest for health care has been one obstacle after another. They're unwanted by employers, rejected by insurers, struggling to cover rising medical costs and praying to reach Medicare age before a health crisis.

18. Suburban Superintendents Start Work -

Each of their contracts now approved, the superintendents and directors of Shelby County six suburban school systems sat down Tuesday, Jan. 7, around the same table for the first time to talk about how to build their school districts.

19. Events -

Beale Street will host the AutoZone Liberty Bowl parade Monday, Dec. 30, at 3 p.m. on Beale, followed by the Bash on Beale pep rally at 5 p.m. in Handy Park. The parade will include floats, and high school and university marching bands. Both events are free. Visit autozonelibertybowl.org.

20. Events -

T.O. Fuller State Park will host its first hike of the year Wednesday, Jan. 1, at 9:30 a.m., starting at the visitors center, 1500 Mitchell Road. The 4-mile hike along the Discovery Trail will include a birds of prey program during the break. Cost is free; bring hiking shoes and water. Call 543-7581 or email michael.champagne@tn.gov.

21. Senate Education Panel Holds Hearings on Common Core -

NASHVILLE (AP) – Supporters and critics of a new set of benchmarks for math and reading are getting their voices heard this week, as a state Senate panel holds hearings on the common core standards that have been adopted to some degree by 47 states and the District of Columbia.

22. Webb Builds on Reputation of Integrity, Efficiency -

Long before the county and city would cleave their school systems, Shelby County Schools saw unprecedented growth as more and more residents filled the neighborhoods that seemed to appear overnight like springtime daffodils.

23. GTx Treatment Fails to Meet Goals -

Shares of GTx Inc. plunged on Monday after the drugmaker said an experimental treatment with the potential to prevent and treat muscle wasting in cancer patients failed to meet its goals in two late-stage clinical trials.

24. Ady Joins Ballet Memphis as Ballet Master -

James Ady has joined Ballet Memphis as ballet master. In his new role, Ady will teach morning technique classes, assist with community outreach programs, and rehearse and coach dancers for upcoming performances.

25. Williams to Lead Marketing at Junior Achievement -

Priscilla Williams has joined Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South as director of marketing and special events. In her new role, Williams will work to increase the organization’s visibility, funding and branding.

26. Christian Brothers Names Doyle Vice President of Student Life -

Tim Doyle has joined Christian Brothers University as associate vice president of student life. In the role, Doyle supervises multiple aspects of campus operations – including housing, student government, health services and Greek organizations – working to address non-academic student needs and help students develop into active, engaged alumni.

27. New Campaign Urges Support of Students in Merger -

A new campaign launched Monday, June 24, to prepare for the opening of the consolidated school district in August is urging citizens to support students of the new school system.

“Our Children. Our Success.” is privately funded by SchoolSeed, which was formerly the Memphis City Schools Foundation. The campaign began Monday with new billboards across the county.

28. Kramer Given Crystal Award by Carwash Association -

Bruce Kramer, an attorney with Apperson Crump PLC, has been given the Crystal Award by the International Carwash Association for his 20 years of service as the association’s general counsel. The association, which was started in Memphis in 1955, is comprised of 15,000 professional car wash operators, retailers and suppliers in 25 nations.

29. Hopson Proposes Closing 11 Schools In 2014-2015 -

Memphis-Shelby County Schools superintendent Dorsey Hopson is proposing the countywide school board close 11 more schools, 10 in the city of Memphis and one in Millington.

The closings which include three Memphis high schools – Northside, Carver and Westwood – would take effect in the 2014-2015 school year if approved by the school board.

30. Wright Joins Magna Bank as Senior Vice President -

Andy Wright has joined Memphis-based Magna Bank as senior vice president and manager of commercial banking. Wright, who previously held senior vice president positions at Iberiabank and First Tennessee Bank, has experience working with a variety of industries, with in-depth expertise in the transportation and logistics industries.

31. Creative Space -

By the time Crosstown Arts occupies space in the 1.5 million-square-foot Sears Crosstown building, it will have completed a solid test run of promoting arts-based community and economic development in Midtown.

32. Babaoglu Driven to Help Others Find American Dream -

Being of Azerbaijan descent and born in Milan, Italy, Rehim Babaoglu of Thomason Hendrix Harvey Johnson & Mitchell PLLC, preaches the American dream from his pulpit high above Main Street as an immigration lawyer.

33. Magee Wins Sam A. Myar Jr. Memorial Award -

Marcy Dodds Magee, a partner with Thomason Hendrix Harvey Johnson & Mitchell, PLLC, has been awarded the Sam A. Myar Jr. Memorial Award.

34. McGhee’s Career of Service Stretches From Police to Bar -

Charles McGhee of Shea Moskovitz & McGhee PLC grew up in a family dedicated to service.

Born in Japan to a U.S. Marine father and Japanese mother, McGhee moved with his parents to San Diego when he was not quite a year old. Upon his father’s duty coming to an end, they moved to Memphis to be near family.

35. Ciaramitaro Joins Grace-St. Luke’s as School Counselor -

Licensed clinical social worker Courtney Ciaramitaro has joined Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal School as school counselor. She will work primarily with middle school students.

Hometown: Memphis

36. Survey Unites Separate Forum Attendees -

Countywide school board forums on the merger plan continue through the weekend with two public meetings at the same time Saturday, Aug. 18, at 10 a.m. at Mitchell and Frayser high schools.

By the end of the forum at Southwind High School Monday, Aug. 20, starting at 6:30 p.m., there will have been six of the meetings.

37. Transcript: Luttrell Discusses Schools, Other Issues Facing County -

Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell talked several weeks ago with The Memphis News editorial board about the coming merger of schools and the creation of municipal school districts.

The conversation took place a few days before voters in all six suburban towns and cities approved the creation of municipal school districts.

38. Executive Coach Burtch Earns Int’l Designation -

Bill Burtch, founder and president of full-service management consultancy firm Harmony Coaching & Consulting, has received the Professional Certified Coach designation from the International Coach Federation, becoming the second PCC in Memphis. Burtch, who also holds the Senior Professional in Human Resources designation, focuses his consulting work in executive/team coaching, professional development training and human resources consulting.

39. Steiner, GTx Inc. Prepare For Next Step of Journey -

Dr. Mitchell Steiner recently returned from a trip to Eastern Europe, where he visited hospitals participating in international clinical trials for the drug enobosarm, which is being developed by his Memphis-based public biopharmaceutical company GTx Inc.

40. Reactions to Schools Legislation Changing in Nashville -

Tennessee legislators from outside Shelby County got a look at where the Shelby County schools reformation discussion was in January this week on Capitol Hill in Nashville.

And they didn’t like the idea that their counties could be living with Shelby County rules.

41. Sides Firm on Annexation but Stand Down -

A year after the Memphis City Council and Republican state legislators from Shelby County had their first race to see who could pass their school consolidation measures first, there is hesitancy on both sides to stage a second political drag race on annexation.

42. STCC Takes Next Step In Nursing Bldg. Plans -

693 Union Ave.
Memphis, TN 38103

Permit Cost: $14.6 million

Project Cost: $18.2 million

43. Suburbs Move Forward on School Districts -

If there are suburban school systems in Shelby County and they want to start classes in August 2013, when Memphis City Schools and Shelby County Schools merge, it will be a fast track process – just like the merger the suburbs are reacting to.

44. Suburban Schools Reports Conclude No Cost To Get Buildings - The local discussion about changes to Shelby County’s two public schools systems has shifted this week to efforts by leaders of the county’s six suburban towns and cities to form their own school system or systems.

45. Wharton Keeps Most Division Directors, Shifts Some Duties -

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. is keeping the same team of division directors except two for his full four year term of office that started Sunday.

But the administration’s lobbyist in Nashville, TaJuan Stout Mitchell, is retiring and the position will change to be more of a contact person with the Memphis City Council instead of state legislators in Nashville.

46. Eason Joins Obsidian As Account Executive -

Kelli Eason has joined Obsidian Public Relations as an account executive.

Hometown: Lake Charles, La.

47. Dr Pepper Ten: 'No Women Allowed' -

NEW YORK (AP) – Dudes don't drink diet.

Or at least that's the idea behind Dr Pepper Ten, a 10-calorie soft drink Dr Pepper Snapple Group is rolling out on Monday with a macho ad campaign that proclaims "It's not for women." The soft drink was developed after the company's research found that men shy away from diet drinks that aren't perceived as "manly" enough.

48. Sneed Promoted At Humane Society -

Kerry Sneed has been promoted to community outreach and humane education coordinator at the Humane Society of Memphis.

49. Community Service Paramount for Collins -

Elizabeth Collins is a partner at Thomason, Hendrix, Harvey, Johnson and Mitchell PLLC, and her interest in community involvement combined with professional knowledge of the law has kept her with the firm for more than 20 years.

50. Faughnan Acts as Lawyer’s Lawyer -

Brian Faughnan sees his law practice as a window to just about every other area of the law. The special counsel at Thomason Hendrix Harvey Johnson & Mitchell PLLC focuses his practice on ethics as well as first amendment law, media law and business litigation.

51. Newcomers Highlight BSMF Lineup -

Memphis in May’s salute to Belgium will once again kick off with headline musical acts from across the country, singing on the river, in the sometimes muddy Tom Lee Park.

52. Shelby GOP Names Joy New Chair -

Attorney Justin Joy is the new chairman of the Shelby County Republican Party.

Joy, an associate at the law firm Thomason Hendrix Harvey Johnson & Mitchell PLLC, ran unopposed for the chairmanship at Sunday’s county party convention.

53. Joy Is New Local GOP Chairman -

Attorney Justin Joy is the new chairman of the Shelby County Republican Party.

Joy, an associate at the law firm Thomason Hendrix Harvey Johnson & Mitchell PLLC, ran unopposed for the chairmanship at Sunday’s county party convention.

54. After Serving Country, Maj. Gen. Harvey Now Serves Law -

Albert Harvey’s career longevity as an attorney is rivaled only by his 39-year career with the U.S. Marine Corps and the Marine Corps Reserves.

55. 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.

56. 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.

57. O’Conner Vying for ‘Feeding Dreams’ Honor -

Donald O’Conner may not be running for office, but he wants your vote. In fact, he would like your vote every day now through Halloween.

O’Conner, director of Watoto Memphis Performing Arts Academy, is the Memphis nominee for Feeding Dreams, a contest put on by General Mills Corp. to recognize black community leaders who work to create better neighborhoods.

58. Memphian Tapped for Leadership Role in Afghanistan -

U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus, the newly appointed top military commander in Afghanistan, was asked during the American Veterans Center Annual Conference in Washington in late 2009 to name a few of his heroes.

59. ALBA Enhances Airport Gateway -

As Bluff City officials continue to push the aerotropolis effort, the Airways Lamar Business Association is doing its part to improve the area just north of Memphis International Airport.

Spearheading that improvement effort is Trennie Williams, who is celebrating two years as president and CEO of the association, a nonprofit alliance of business and community leaders working to strengthen, redevelop and beautify the Airways Boulevard, Lamar Avenue and Park Avenue corridors.

60. Fox’s Self-Titled Release Brings Acoustic Soul Home -

Like many vocal artists, Memphis singer and songwriter Autumn Fox believes that all people are connected by faith, humanity, truth – and a little bit of craziness too.

In her first studio CD release, Fox sings about some of the uplifting moments after the craziness of life subsides.

61. 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.

62. Events -

The Memphis Bar Association Access to Justice Committee will meet today at noon at the MBA, 80 Monroe Ave., suite 220.

63. Wiggins Ready To Grab YLD Baton -

Kyle M. Wiggins is ready to get behind the wheel.

Today at the Memphis Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division Annual Meeting and Elections, current YLD president Freeman Foster, an attorney for the Juvenile Court of Memphis and Shelby County, will pass the gavel to Wiggins.

64. YLD President Wiggins Joins Baker Donelson as Associate -

Kyle M. Wiggins has joined Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC as an associate in the Health Services & Products group. He will concentrate his practice on litigation surrounding medical malpractice defense, personal injury defense and general civil litigation.

65. UTHSC College of Medicine Names Smith Interim Dean -

J. Lacey Smith has been named interim dean for the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

Smith currently serves as the associate dean of clinical affairs for the College of Medicine and the chief medical officer and executive vice president for UT Medical Group Inc.

66. Retreat Designed To Spur Civility Among Lawyers -

The Memphis Bar Association’s Leadership Forum held its kickoff retreat Friday at the Lichterman Nature Center. The forum had filled all of its 25 spaces during its application period in August, and provided a place for the 2009-2010 class to meet and take part in social projects.

67. Longtime Law Librarian Remembered for Service -

Ora Lee Mitchell, a familiar face to anyone who used the Shelby County Law Library, died Saturday from cancer. She was 75.

68. Events -

The Memphis Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America will meet for its monthly luncheon today at 11:45 a.m. at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Jennifer Johnson, principal for Athena Business Communications Strategy, will discuss the future of the press release. The luncheon is free for members, $25 for nonmembers and $15 for students. To register, visit www.prsamemphis.org.

69. Neediest Areas Not First for Stimulus -

SABINAL, Texas (AP) – Under the Obama administration’s economic stimulus plan, needy communities were supposed to be first in line for money to rebuild highways and jump start the economy.

It hasn’t worked out that way.

70. Marshall’s Latest Effort Combines Memphis, London Sounds -

Memphis soul singer Susan Marshall said she “really gets off on harmonizing and singing backup” for other artists, and to that end, she has a list of credits with various touring artists the likes of Lenny Kravitz and Lucinda Williams.

71. Nations Urge WHO to Change Swine Flu Assessment -

GENEVA (AP) - China, Britain, Japan and other countries urged the World Health Organization on Monday to be very cautious about declaring the arrival of a swine flu pandemic, fearing that a premature announcement could cause worldwide panic and confusion. WHO bent to their wishes.

72. Taube Named Partner At Adams and Reese -

Emily Campbell Taube has been named a partner at Adams and Reese LLP. Taube is a member of the Litigation Practice Group and focuses on the areas of commercial litigation, employment litigation, product liability and estate and trust litigation.

73. Cohen Keeps Eye On Stimulus Money -

The $825 billion Obama administration economic stimulus bill begins its journey through Congress this week and U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Memphis, estimates $167 million could be earmarked for projects in Shelby County over the next two years just through the public education allocations in the draft.

74. UTHSC Professors Receive Patents -

Sixteen professors at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center who turned laboratory experiments into practical applications have received patents for innovations in medicine.

Besides the potential for better ways to diagnose the sick and injured, these innovations could provide a revenue stream for UTHSC.

75. Caraway Named ‘Rising Star’ By Midsouth Superlawyers -

Kirk Caraway of Allen, Summers, Simpson, Lillie & Gresham PLLC has been selected as a “Rising Star” in the field of Labor and Employment Litigation by Law & Politics Midsouth Superlawyers publication for 2008.

76. Evidence at Heart of Matter For Cooley, The Innocence Project -

Craig Cooley compares the aftermath of a wrongful criminal conviction to the aftermath of a train crash.

77. Events -

Performance Excellence Association of the Mid-South will hold a lunch and learn series today from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Shelby County Training Auditorium in the Peggy Edmiston Building, 1075 Mullins Station Road. Lunch is $7 for members and $10 for nonmembers. For more information, e-mail Harriet Browning at hjbrowning@comcast.net.

78. Events -

The Memphis Regional Chamber’s Metro Business Council will hold the annual Fall Sales & Marketing Summit today at 11:30 a.m. at Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. The theme will be “Winning Strategies for Winning Clients” and will feature a panel of sales and marketing specialists. For more information, contact Angela Michaels at amichaels@memphischamber.com or 543-3546.

79. U of M to Honor Legal Pillars Of Excellence -

The University of Memphis Law School Alumni Chapter will honor four of the legal community’s leaders Saturday during its “Striving for Excellence: Pillars of Excellence” ceremony at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis.

80. Cash Prepares for New School Year -

In less than a month on the job, Memphis City Schools superintendent Dr. Kriner Cash has restructured the school system’s top ranks and proposed eliminating 142 management positions. He’s talked compromise with Memphis City Council members and prepared for the opening of schools later this month.

81. Fox to Help Raise Scholarship Money -

Actress Vivica A. Fox will be in town this weekend to celebrate her 44th birthday and help a local nonprofit organization raise money for it scholarship fund. The fund will present $1,000 scholarships to teenagers from four Memphis-area high schools for college admission and expenses.

82. Courthouse Library Full of Memories -

Ora Lee Mitchell remembers when the Shelby County Courthouse was the seat of all local government – city and county.

“The City Commission had its offices out those doors and on the second floor,” she said, pointing to two wooden doors at the other end of the Law Library where she works. “The county school board was right out here. They had it all in that little corner.”

83. Application Deadline Nears For Memphis Challenge -

Chris Shannon is the third child in his family to be accepted into the Memphis Challenge, a local nonprofit program that seeks talented minority high school juniors and seniors and provides them with opportunities to prepare for college and the working world.

84. Ford Report Date Put Off Until Thursday -

U.S. District Judge J. Daniel Breen has continued until Thursday a hearing on when former State Sen. John Ford must report to prison.

At a hearing this morning, Breen said he wants to hear from the attorney for Ford’s imprisoned ex-wife about when she might be released from prison and be able to care for their children.

85. School Safety Rumors Addressed at Meeting -

Memphis Police Director Larry Godwin is used to knocking down rumors. It's part of the job description practically. And separating fact from fiction is a basic part of what any police officer does.

86. Wharton to Seek Law Against Uninvolved Parents -

It was an idea that Shelby County Mayor A C Wharton Jr. dropped into his state of the county speech Tuesday to the Memphis Rotary Club.

Wharton decided to go through with his call for a law that would make parental neglect of a child's education a crime after a morning visit with a group of about 40 juvenile offenders in a detention center. The group included the teenager who shot a classmate earlier this month at Mitchell High School.

87. Wharton Suggests Educational Neglect Statute -

Shelby County Mayor AC Wharton Jr. is exploring the idea of a state law that would make it a crime for parents to neglect their children’s education. Wharton floated the idea during his State of the County speech Tuesday at the Memphis Rotary Club.

88. Wharton Suggests Educational Neglect Statute -

Shelby County Mayor AC Wharton Jr. is exploring the idea of a state law that would make it a crime for parents to neglect their children’s education. Wharton floated the idea during his State of the County speech today at the Memphis Rotary Club.

89. Herenton Continues Call For Metal Detectors -

All Memphis city middle, junior and senior high schools already have metal detectors. Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton's plan to put up $500,000 in city money for the immediate purchase of 65 walk-through and 210 handheld detectors is part of a plan to make daily searches of students less of an obstacle - logistically and politically.

90. Herenton Announces $500K Plan for Increased School Security -

Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton has announced the city will immediately buy 65 walkthrough and 210 handheld metal detectors to be used by every middle, junior and senior high school in the Memphis City Schools system. In addition, the Memphis police department will shift 67 officers to city school campuses. Herenton announced the moves at a Wednesday afternoon City Hall press conference.

91. Herenton Announces $500K Plan for Increased School Security -

Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton has announced the city will immediately buy 65 walkthrough and 210 handheld metal detectors to be used by every middle, junior and senior high school in the Memphis City Schools system. In addition, the Memphis police department will shift 67 officers to city school campuses. Herenton announced the moves this afternoon at a City Hall press conference.

92. Cullison Moves Up At Methodist LeBonheur in Germantown -

Methodist LeBonheur Germantown Hospital has named Rebecca Cullison assistant administrator of clinical support services.

Cullison has been with Methodist for three years, first as an administrative resident and most recently as the manager of system operations.

93. Butler Honored for Legal Service With Sam A. Myar Jr. Award -

Her mother is an assistant district attorney. Her father is a chancellor.

But the law wasn't an automatic career choice for Lara E. Butler.

The daughter of Linda Butler, an assistant district attorney for the judicial district that includes Jackson, Tenn., and Madison County Chancellor Jimmy Butler was prepared to follow what she called a tradition among Rhodes College graduates of "going to Colorado to find myself" after graduation.

94. Leading the Charge: Memphian keeps watchful eye on Iraq progress -

CNN talk show host Wolf Blitzer earlier this month peppered the U.S. Army's highest-ranking non-commissioned officer with questions about the situation in Iraq. Blitzer, the host of CNN's "Late Edition," asked about everything from troop morale to the availability of munitions.

95. Young Lawyers Make Mark on Bar -

Someday they will be partners or judges, lawmakers or law professors. But for many attorneys in the Memphis Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division, the future is now.

This section of the Memphis Bar Association is 500 lawyers strong - about a fourth of the bar's membership. It's comprised of attorneys who are either 36 years old or younger, or have been practicing for three years or fewer. The active, involved group of attorneys is dedicated to making a mark on their chosen profession.

96. Bar Association Prepares for New Leadership -

The Memphis Bar Association will bring 2007 to a close with a ceremonial transferring of the gavel Dec. 6 during its annual meeting at The Peabody Hotel's Continental Ballroom, from noon to 1:30 p.m.

97. Baptist Health CareDonates $1M to Union Univ. -      Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. has donated $1 million to the health care programs at Union University in Jackson, Tenn. Stephen C. Reynolds, president and CEO of Baptist, presented the check to Union University Presi

98. 'Commission by God' -

Walking through the church at 1110 Faxon Ave., the Rev. Libra Yvonne Mitchell (otherwise known as "Prophetess Libra") sounds like a proud parent bragging about one of her children.

She points to the walls in the pastoral study that symbolize a piece of the church's history.

99. Former Mud Island Tour Guide Directs Future of Memphis Medical Center -

As a history major at then-Memphis State University in the early 1990s, Beth Flanagan worked as a tour guide at Mud Island River Park. She loved telling visitors about the rich history of the island and of Downtown Memphis.

100. Things Go From Hot To Smoking Hot In Election Contests -

With one week to the filing deadline for the Oct. 4 Memphis city elections, 124 citizens have thought seriously enough about running for the 15 offices on the ballot to check out qualifying petitions. Nearly 40 had filed by the end of the first week.