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1. Common Core Spawns Widespread Political Fights
- Tuesday, March 25, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More than five years after U.S. governors began a bipartisan effort to set new standards in American schools, the Common Core initiative has morphed into a political tempest fueling division among Republicans.
2. The Year That Was
- Saturday, December 28, 2013
2013 brought plenty of unique and out-of-the-ordinary moments, as well as the launch of new events, businesses and civic ventures that collectively made the Memphis experience richer.
Much of it was covered in these pages, including in recent days a U.S. Supreme Court justice eliciting chuckles from and sharing his constitutional philosophy with an audience of Memphis lawyers.
3. GOP States Offer Little Help on Buying Insurance
- Thursday, October 03, 2013
ATLANTA (AP) – After three years of bashing President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, Republican governors were surprisingly mute on the first day consumers could shop for insurance policies through online marketplaces.
4. Airlines Promise a Return to Civility, For a Fee
- Tuesday, October 01, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – Airlines are introducing a new bevy of fees, but this time passengers might actually like them.
Unlike the first generation of charges which dinged fliers for once-free services like checking a bag, these new fees promise a taste of the good life, or at least a more civil flight.
5. Wealthy Business Executives Eye Political Races
- Tuesday, September 17, 2013
CHICAGO (AP) – He has never been elected to anything, not even "student council in high school," as he boasts. He has little patience for schmoozing. In dealing with people, he admits to being "pretty blunt" - more suited to running a large private equity firm, which Bruce Rauner did successfully for 30 years, than seeking votes for governor, which he intends to do in Illinois next year.
6. Green Shoots
- Saturday, July 13, 2013
The busiest time of the year along the Shelby Farms Greenline is also the busiest time of the year for Cheffie’s, an example of a business that is a direct beneficiary of being near the Tillman Street end of the greenline that extends east to Shelby Farms Park.
7. Obama Pitches Public Works Spending to Create Jobs
- Monday, April 01, 2013
MIAMI (AP) – Trying to show that the economy remains a top priority, President Barack Obama promoted a plan Friday to create construction and other jobs by attracting private money to help rebuild roads, bridges and other public works projects.
8. Environmental Protection Agency Denies States' Request for Ethanol Waiver
- Monday, November 19, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Environmental Protection Agency has denied requests from several governors to waive production requirements for corn-based ethanol.
A renewable fuels law requires that 13.2 billion gallons of ethanol be produced by this year and 15 billion gallons be produced by 2015. That's good for corn farmers, but it's angered poultry, hog and cattle farmers. They say they've seen big jumps in corn-based feed costs as corn is diverted to make ethanol vehicle fuel.
9. Obama's Health Care Overhaul Turns Into a Sprint
- Friday, November 09, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – The long slog has turned into a sprint. President Barack Obama's health care law survived the Supreme Court and the election; now the uninsured can sign up for coverage in about 11 months.
10. Mississippi Says No Thanks to Medicaid Expansion Dollars
- Friday, October 19, 2012
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi has long been one of the sickest and poorest states in America, with some of the highest rates of obesity, diabetes and heart disease and more than 1 in 7 residents without insurance. And so you might think Mississippi would jump at the prospect of billions of federal dollars to expand Medicaid.
11. Mays Opens Hearings On Municipal Schools With Testimony
- Wednesday, September 05, 2012
The first of two days of testimony in the federal court case over the state laws setting up municipal school districts ended with a lot of reading material for U.S. District Court Judge Hardy Mays.
12. Regulators Probe Bank's Role in Facebook IPO
- Thursday, May 24, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Regulators are examining whether Morgan Stanley, the investment bank that shepherded Facebook through its highly publicized stock offering last week, selectively informed clients of an analyst's negative report about the company before the stock started trading.
13. Obama's Health Overhaul Lags in Many States
- Tuesday, January 24, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Here's a reality check for President Barack Obama's health overhaul: Three out of four uninsured Americans live in states that have yet to figure out how to deliver on its promise of affordable medical care.
14. Economists: Obama's Policies 'Fair' or 'Poor'
- Thursday, December 29, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama gets mediocre marks for his handling of the U.S. economy, and Mitt Romney easily outpolls his Republican rivals in an Associated Press survey of economists.
15. The MED Approves $20 Million in Upgrades
- Monday, June 20, 2011
The board governing The Regional Medical Center at Memphis approved its fiscal year 2012 budget, including roughly $20 million in capital improvements, during a Thursday, June 16, meeting at the Adams Pavilion, 842 Jefferson Ave.
16. Airlines Collected $3.4B in Bag Fees in 2010
- Tuesday, June 14, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. airlines collected $3.4 billion in bag fees last year. The 24 percent increase from 2009 shows how the airlines are increasingly reliant on charging for once-free services to make money.
17. Experts: Farmers Not to Blame for High Food Prices
- Tuesday, April 05, 2011
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Farmers and ethanol producers have braced for what they expect could be widespread criticism as corn prices are rising rapidly and other food costs are following.
18. Fla. Judge Strikes Down Obama Health Care Overhaul
- Tuesday, February 01, 2011
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) – A federal judge declared the Obama administration's health care overhaul unconstitutional Monday, siding with 26 states that sued to block it, saying that people can't be required to buy health insurance.
19. GOP Governors: Deep Budget Cuts are Coming
- Friday, November 19, 2010
SAN DIEGO (AP) – Incoming Republican governors from Pennsylvania to New Mexico are vowing to keep campaign promises to slice already cut-to-the-bone budgets and balance them without raising taxes.
20. Exchange Club Announces Board
- Monday, August 02, 2010
The Exchange Club Family Center has announced new board members and officers for 2010-2011.
The new board members are Grant Adams, Holly Walters Craft, Adrienne Daily-Evans, Dr. Sheryl Davis, Handel Durham, Joe Fracchia, Dr. Patrick Randolph, Mike Fay, Dr. John Holmes, Shelly Rice and Rick Holland.
21. Applicants Submit Resumes to Head CCC
- Thursday, April 08, 2010
A search for successors to departing Center City Commission president Jeff Sanford has generated significant local interest.
Out of more than 70 applicants who submitted resumes to the CCC’s executive search team, the field appears to be narrowing to around 20 people who most closely fit the job description.
22. Obama Speech to Students Sparks New Controversy
- Monday, September 07, 2009
DALLAS (AP), - When kids all across the country return to school Tuesday, some will see a welcoming message from President Barack Obama and some won't.
Obama's planned address to students has touched off yet another confrontation with Republican critics, who have battered the White House over health care and now accuse the president of foisting a political agenda on children.
23. State Budgets Being Delayed by Stimulus Debate
- Wednesday, February 11, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) - Uncertainty over the final scope of the $800 billion-plus economic stimulus plan in Congress has delayed budget action in some states while governors and legislators wait to see how much federal relief they can expect for their cash-strapped programs.
24. Push for Domestic Violence Court Gains Traction
- Friday, January 23, 2009
When the Shelby County Board of Commissioners meets Monday to appoint a new General Sessions Criminal Court judge, it will consider 15 candidates.
The 13-member body also will give serious thought to appointing someone who is willing to turn Division 10 into a court devoted exclusively to domestic violence cases.
25. MAAR Commercial Council Elects Skopp President
- Monday, January 05, 2009
The Memphis Area Association of Realtors Commercial Council has elected Irvin Skopp of Belz Realty Co. as the 2009 board of directors’ president and Wyatt Aiken of Commercial Advisors as 2009 president-elect.
26. York Elected President Of Memphis Tri-State Fence Association
- Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Bill York, vice president of sales and marketing for Dillard Door and Entrance Central, has been elected president of the Memphis Tri-State Fence Association, a chapter of the American Fence Association (AFA).
- Wednesday, July 11, 2007
The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International Mid-South meeting will be held today at 11:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Rick Zurburg will present "Tips and Tricks for Handling, Storing and Working with E-Mail." Cost is $20 for members and $35 for nonmembers. Call 508-0527 or e-mail HSMAIMemphis@comcast.net to RSVP.
- Tuesday, July 10, 2007
The Memphis Rotary Club will hold its weekly meeting today at noon at the Memphis Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main St. Bill Nations with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is the guest speaker. The event costs $16. For more information, call 526-1318.
- Monday, July 09, 2007
The Engineers' Club of Memphis will hold a meeting today at noon at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Dr. Robert A. Schreiber will speak on "The Carbon Cycle: Implications for the Future." Cost is $12.
- Friday, July 06, 2007
The Association of Women Attorneys will host a continuing legal education luncheon today at noon in the Supreme Court Hearing Room, third floor of 140 Adams Ave. Leo Bearman Jr. will speak on "How to Handle Rambo Tactics in the Courtroom." Bring your own lunch to the meeting. For more information, call Virginia Alexander at 523-8822, Ext. 420.
- Thursday, July 05, 2007
Main Street Collierville will host the 16th annual Sunset on the Square Summer Concert Series every Thursday through the end of July. Funk de Ville, a retro party act, will perform today at 7 p.m. The concerts are held on Collierville's Historic Town Square. For more information, call 853-1666.
32. Broad Avenue Area Paints Its Future in Broad Strokes
- Monday, June 26, 2006
It's one of the most blighted, poverty-scarred stretches of Memphis, but even Binghamton isn't immune to the winds of change.
Four months after planners, businesspeople and neighborhood residents mapped out the area's future at a public forum, members of First Baptist Church at 2849 Broad Ave. have created the Broad Avenue Community and Economic Development Corp. The civic group takes its name from Broad Avenue, the major roadway in the Binghamton area near Sam Cooper Boulevard.
33. Riverfront Development Corp. Elects New Officers
- Wednesday, July 06, 2005
The Riverfront Development Corp. named the following members to its board of directors: Kemp Conrad, Tomeka Hart and Dan Turley. The following members were elected as officers: Rick Masson, chairman; Greg Duckett, vice chairman; John Farris, secretary; Angus McEachran, assistant secretary; Bill Taylor, treasurer; and John Pontius, assistant treasurer.
34. Archived Article: Tech Focus
- Wednesday, July 24, 2002
By RICK RUSSELL
Green energy sources not in Memphis anytime soon
By RICK RUSSELL
The Daily News
A growing number of public utility companies in Tennessee are tapping into an expanding pool of renewable resources to supply energy demands....
35. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, August 11, 1999
Leonard I Randall H. Brown has been appointed chief financial officer for Allen & OHara Inc. He formerly was director of corporate finance for Promus Hotel Corp. A certified public accountant, Brown has bachelors degrees from the University of M...
36. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, November 25, 1998
Bill Ray has been named regional director-corporate and community affairs for BellSouths West Tennessee operation Bill Ray has been named regional director-corporate and community affairs for BellSouths West Tennessee operation. He joined the compan...
37. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, June 17, 1998
Rick Ruffin has joined Morgan Keegan & Co Rick Ruffin has joined Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc. as a first vice president in institutional fixed income sales. Ruffin formerly was manager of J.C. Bradfords client services group. He has a bachelors ...
38. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, April 29, 1998
W W. Michael Potts has been appointed to the newly created position of vice president of human resources for TBC Corp. He formerly was vice president of human resources for Millard Refrigerated Services Co. in Omaha, Neb. He is a graduate of the Uni...
39. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, August 05, 1996
Aug Aug. 6 The Memphis Job Service Employer Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, 6101 Shelby Oaks Drive. The speaker will be Maeola Killebrew, administrative director of the office of job training at State Technical Institute, who wi...