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1. Supreme Court Revives 'Raging Bull' Lawsuit -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a copyright lawsuit over the 1980 Oscar-winning movie "Raging Bull" can go forward, a decision that could open Hollywood studios to more claims from people seeking a share of profits from classic films, TV shows and other creative works.

2. New Redbirds GM has Deep Cardinals Connections -

The huge ring that Craig Unger wears on his finger just doesn’t tell the story of the St. Louis Cardinals’ 2011 World Series triumph, although that’s the story Unger is in the business of trying to help replicate.

3. Events -

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis will host An Evening With Fred Davis Tuesday, Feb. 11, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the organization’s Technical Training Center, 903 Walker Ave. Davis is a business leader who also served on the first Memphis City Council under the mayor-council form of government in 1967. Tickets are $100. Visit bgcm.org.

4. Fisher Joins Boy Scouts Chickasaw Council as CEO -

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

5. Whole Foods Files Permit for Expansion -

5014 Poplar Ave. Memphis, TN 38117

Permit Cost: $3.1 million

Project Cost: TBA

Permit Date: Applied April 2013

6. Administration Advances Brown for TVA Board -

The Obama administration has angered Tennessee’s U.S. senators by again nominating energy-efficiency expert Marilyn Brown for a full term on the Tennessee Valley Authority board.

7. Forecasting 2013 in Sports -

2013 Sports Forecast by the numbers: 1. The Grizzlies swing a deal before the trade deadline but are fined by the NBA when, out of habit, they try to trade O.J. Mayo.

2. The Memphis Airport is invited to join the Big East.

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. Commercial Advisors Hires Ewen as Controller -

Erika Ewen has joined Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors Asset Services LLC as controller. Ewen will direct the accounting department in all accounting functions and financial reporting of Commercial Advisors Asset Services as well as all property management clients.

11. Levine Named President of Southern Growth Studio -

Mark Levine has joined Southern Growth Studio as president. In his role, Levine leads the firm’s Strategic Analysis team and plays a key part in the company’s culture, business development and client relationship management.

12. Cohen Talks About Opponents, Schools, Race and His Political Past -

U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen is running for a fourth term in Congress starting with the Aug. 2 primary, in which he is being challenged by countywide school board member Tomeka Hart.

13. A Century of Health Care -

Memphians packed the new Dr. H. Edward Garrett Auditorium at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis last month to listen to music icon Patti LaBelle discuss her struggle with diabetes and the grief she experienced after losing three sisters to cancer.

14. Tennessee Solar Study Says Need to Stay Aggressive -

KNOXVILLE (AP) – Tennessee's solar and related industries provide more than 6,400 jobs in a growing green economic sector, but the state needs to stay aggressive in supporting and pursuing the ventures, a report released Thursday shows.

15. Eason Joins Obsidian As Account Executive -

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

Hometown: Lake Charles, La.

16. Building Reactor at TVA Bellefonte Plant on Agenda -

CHATTANOOGA (AP) – The Tennessee Valley Authority has a message for opponents of it finishing a long-shuttered, 37-year-old nuclear plant in northeast Alabama: No costumes.

A month after zombie-costumed protesters paraded in Chattanooga to oppose TVA reviving what they described as a "corpse of a power plant," the nation's largest public utility has posted a new ban on costumes at its board meeting Thursday.

17. Tenn. Senate OKs Ban on Teaching of Homosexuality -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — State law would forbid Tennessee public school teachers and students in grades kindergarten through eight from discussing the fact that some people are gay, under legislation that passed Friday in the state Senate.

18. Humphreys Joins Keller Williams Realty -

Herbo Humphreys has joined the Crump Realty Group of Keller Williams Realty. Humphreys previously worked as a project supervisor for Bryan-Turley Properties.

19. TVA Plan Calls for More Nuclear Power, Less Coal -

CHATTANOOGA (AP) – A Tennessee Valley Authority plan designed to guide decision making recommends greater use of nuclear power, natural gas and renewable resources and less reliance on coal in the next two decades.

20. Homegrown Chef Takes Helm at Chez Philippe -

Chez Philippe has a new chef, Jason Dallas, and the shadow of Jose Gutierrez no longer looms over The Peabody’s opulent flagship restaurant.

21. Bradley Named Mid-South Super Lawyer -

J. Anthony Bradley has been named for the third consecutive year to the Mid-South Super Lawyers for estate planning and probate practice areas.

22. TVA Moves Toward Developing Smaller Nuclear Plants -

CHATTANOOGA (AP) — The Tennessee Valley Authority has advised nuclear regulators that the utility wants to potentially begin using new and smaller nuclear reactors by 2020.

The Babcock & Wilcox-designed "mPower reactors" would each produce 125 megawatts of electricity, or about 10 percent as much as conventional reactors at TVA's other plants. TVA Vice President Jack Bailey told the Chattanooga Times Free Press the modular design would allow major portions to be built elsewhere, which would help cut costs.

23. Three Popular Restaurants Undergo Notable Changes -

In 2008 and 2009, restaurant news tended to be depressing because it usually involved restaurants that were closing, sometimes old favorites.

Today’s news, however, deals with moves and additions.

24. Stimulus Spending Looms Large in Midterm Contests -

DENVER (AP) — A photo of President Barack Obama hangs on the wall in CoraFaye's Cafe, a short walk from the Denver museum where Obama signed into law the most sweeping U.S. economic package in decades in an attempt to put people back to work and end the worst downturn since the Great Depression.

25. FDA Proposals Could Affect Memphis Medical Companies -

Memphis medical device companies are closely looking at new recommendations released late Tuesday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that affect the approval track for many of their products.

26. Oaktree Homes Defaults On 13 Lots, Five Homes -

Oaktree Homes LLC has defaulted on 13 lots and five homes in seven subdivisions, according to a pair of first-run foreclosure notices that appear in today’s print edition of The Daily News and also at The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.

27. Heavy Fundraising in Open US House Seats in Tenn. -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Candidates for three open congressional seats in Tennessee have reported heavy fundraising activity through the first quarter.

The retirements of Republican Zach Wamp of Chattanooga and Democratic Reps. Bart Gordon of Murfreesboro and John Tanner of Union City have led to spirited campaigns to succeed them in the U.S. House.

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

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

29. Toyota Apologizes for Handling of Safety Issues -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The president of Toyota's U.S. operations insisted Tuesday that electronic problems did not contribute to sudden acceleration of its cars, drawing sharp criticism from lawmakers who said such a possibility should not be ruled out and from a tearful woman driver who could not stop her runaway Lexus.

30. National Artists Featured at Annual Concert -

Dance artists from the Northeast and the West Coast will join forces in Memphis in Project: Motion’s third annual concert of featured guests’ works.

“AXIS: Forging New Connections in Contemporary Dance” is scheduled for Friday through Feb. 28 at TheatreWorks at Overton Square, featuring choreography and performances by Juliet Waller Pruzan and Stephen Hando of Pennsylvania, and Ursula Payne of Seattle.

31. Byrnes to Take MAHBA Reins -

Tommy Byrnes of Byrnes Ostner Investments Inc. will serve as 2010 president of the Memphis Area Home Builders Association, the group’s executive director, Don Glays, said this week.

32. Rhea Receives WKNO’s Distinguished Service Award -

Stephen H. Rhea has received the Julian Bondurant Distinguished Service Award from WKNO Public Broadcasting.

Rhea is the WKNO Capital Campaign chair and led the campaign for the digital transition that brought in $16.9 million. The campaign enabled the station to build the Digital Media Center.

33. Health Care Legislation Could Affect Local Medical Industry -

Medical device makers will pick up a $20 billion tab to help cover the cost of insuring more Americans under legislation pending in Congress to overhaul the health care system.

That’s half of what was originally proposed in the bill put forth by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. Even so, industry executives are keeping a close watch on the legislation. It could have an impact on the Memphis economy where thousands of people work for Medtronic Inc., Smith & Nephew, Wright Medical Group Inc. and several smaller companies that manufacture orthopedic products and other medical devices.

34. 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.

35. Court Rules for Tenn. Death Row Inmate -

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court granted a new hearing in federal court for a Tennessee death row inmate who was deprived of key evidence at his trial.

The justices on Tuesday ordered a review of the death sentence given to Gary Bradford Cone, who was convicted of beating an elderly couple to death in 1980.

36. August Trial Date Set in Forrest Hill Cemeteries Case -

Former Forrest Hill cemeteries owner Clayton Smart is scheduled to go on trial on fraud charges starting Aug. 24.

37. Bill Advances to Allow Color Ads On School Buses -

Tennessee school buses could carry color commercial ads under a proposal advancing in the state Legislature.

The measure sponsored by Rep. Jimmy Eldridge, a Jackson Republican, passed the House Education K-12 Subcommittee 6-4 on Wednesday. It would allow the ads on the rear of the buses. The companion bill has been assigned to the Senate Education Committee.

38. Citigroup Reaches Aid Deal with Government -

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. government will exchange up to $25 billion in emergency bailout money it provided Citigroup Inc. for as much as a 36 percent equity stake in the struggling bank, greatly increasing the risks to taxpayers as voter unhappiness about the broader bailout program rises.

39. Bill Seeks to Make Anti-Bullying Law Consistent -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee Sen. Diane Black is sponsoring legislation she hopes will help school districts develop more consistent anti-bullying policies.

40. Citi Shares Fall Despite Talks with Morgan Stanley -

NEW YORK (AP) - Citigroup Inc.'s stock sank Monday to its lowest levels since November as investors wondered how much more cash the troubled bank will need.

41. McDowell Named Radiology Director At Methodist University Hospital -

Tina McDowell has been promoted to director of radiology at Methodist University Hospital. She served as the manager of diagnostic radiology at MUH for the past six years.

42. US Justices Weigh Concealed Evidence in Death Case -

WASHINGTON (AP) - A convicted killer on death row since 1984 could be spared execution following arguments Tuesday at the Supreme Court.

The justices showed rare bursts of anger in discussing a local prosecutor's failure to turn over key evidence to lawyers defending Gary Bradford Cone.

43. Merrill, BofA Shareholders Approve Combination -

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Shareholders of Merrill Lynch & Co. and Bank of America Corp. on Friday approved the investment bank's sale to Bank of America, in a move that will create the nation's largest financial-services firm.

44. Conference to Promote Orthopedics Industry -

The Musculoskeletal New Ventures Conference keeps Memphis at the forefront of the orthopedics industry by showcasing the city’s competitive advantages and connecting investors to companies, its organizers say.

45. Ranta Elected Treasurer Of Southern Arts Federation -

Frederick W. Smith, founder of FedEx, has received an honorary doctorate from the University of Memphis. Smith is chairman, president and chief executive officer of FedEx Corp. He oversees the company’s branches, including FedEx Services, FedEx Express, FedEx Freight and FedEx Office. Smith has served on the boards of several companies, including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Mayo Foundation. He is a member of the Business Roundtable and co-chairman of the Energy Security Leadership Council.

46. Early Voting in 2008 Presidential Race Playing an Important Role -

WASHINGTON (AP) - For many people, the question this year isn't just which presidential candidate to vote for, it's when.

States like Tennessee have done backflips to make it easier for people to vote in advance of election day. Presidential candidates are turning cartwheels to lock in early votes.

47. Hip Resurfacing Success a Plus for Memphis Orthopedics Players -

New information on hip resurfacing confirms that that the procedure is viable for younger patients. That's good news for Memphis orthopedic companies, which are shaping their marketing messages for younger consumers.

48. Judge Thwarts Lawyer's Attempt To Block Forest Hill Inquiry -

State investigators and the court-appointed receiver of Forest Hill cemeteries and funeral homes began to meet some resistance this week in their civil cases against those who allegedly embezzled more than $20 million from the cemetery trust funds.

49. N.J. Operator Bids to BuySmart's Cemeteries -      New Jersey-based cemetery operator David J. Shipper has made a bid to buy Forest Hill Cemeteries and Funeral Home owner Clayton Smart's 28 financially troubled cemeteries for $32.1 million.
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50. Forest Hill Owner In Contempt Again -

Forest Hill Cemeteries and Funeral Home owner Clayton Smart has the money to hire attorneys to represent him on criminal charges. But that doesn't mean he's likely to get out of jail anytime soon.

51. Forest Hill Owner in Contempt Over House Sale -

Forest Hill cemeteries owner Clayton Smart has the money to hire attorneys to represent him on criminal charges. But he’s not likely to get out of jail any time soon.

Chancellor Arnold Goldin Wednesday found Smart in contempt of a court order as he approved the use of up to $120,000 from the sale of one of Smart’s homes in Oklahoma. Goldin ruled Smart is in contempt for having his wife, Nancy, sell the house without court approval.

52. Smart Clings to Claim He's Broke, Represents Himself -

Forest Hill cemeteries and funeral homes owner Clayton Smart will act as his own attorney at least for the time being.

Criminal Court Judge W. Otis Higgs made the ruling Wednesday at the end of another hearing in which Smart repeatedly claimed he didn't have any money to hire an attorney.

53. Smart Represents Himself, Claims He's Broke -

Forest Hill cemeteries and funeral homes owner Clayton Smart will act as his own attorney – at least for the time being.

Criminal Court Judge W. Otis Higgs made the ruling Wednesday at the end of another hearing in which Smart repeatedly claimed he didn't have any money to hire an attorney.

54. Smart Represents Himself, Claims He's Broke -

Forest Hill cemeteries and funeral homes owner Clayton Smart will act as his own attorney – at least for the time being.

Criminal Court Judge W. Otis Higgs made the ruling Wednesday at the end of another hearing in which Smart repeatedly claimed he didn't have any money to hire an attorney.

55. Forest Hill Cemetery OwnerTo Appear in Criminal Court -      Forest Hill Cemetery owner Clayton Smart will make a court appearance Friday when he is scheduled to go before Judge Otis Higgs in Criminal Court Division 2.
     He currently is being held

56. Forest Hill Cemeteries' OwnersIndicted by State Grand Jury -      The Tennessee Grand Jury has indicted the owners of Forest Hill Cemeteries and Funeral Homes for allegedly stealing nearly $20 million from trust funds set up for the beneficiaries of about 13,000 pre-paid funeral contra

57. Events -

The Memphis Leadership Foundation celebrates its 20th anniversary through Saturday. The Leaders for All Gala Banquet Dinner will be held today at 7 p.m. at The Peabody Hotel, 149 Union Ave. For tickets, call 729-2931.

58. Events -

The Memphis Leadership Foundation celebrates its 20th anniversary through Saturday. The Leaders for All Gala Banquet Dinner will be held Friday at 7 p.m. at The Peabody Hotel. For tickets, call 729-2931.

59. In Memorium -

The Dassault Falcon 20C plane that delivered the first Federal Express package in 1973 - now on display at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington - bears her name.

And people don't have to look far to find other tributes to Sandra Windland Smith Rice, a passionate wildlife photographer and the oldest child of FedEx chairman, president and chief executive officer Frederick W. Smith. One reason is Rice's friends, colleagues and members of the Smith family continue finding ways to preserve the memory of her extraordinary life.

60. Forest Hill Owner Has Assets Frozen -      Shelby County Chancellor Arnold Goldin has issued an order prohibiting Forest Hill Funeral Home and Memorial Park East LLC, which operates three funeral homes and cemeteries in Memphis, from transferring any assets.
61. Reynolds Named Head Baseball Coach at STCC -

Alan "Bo" Reynolds has been named the new head baseball coach at Southwest Tennessee Community College. He previously worked at Olive Branch High School, where he was head baseball coach in 2005-2006 after serving as assistant coach from 2003 to 2005. He also coached at Rhodes College from 1990 to 2003, where he was both an assistant coach and head coach and the University of Memphis from 1987 to 1990. There, he was an assistant under head coach Bobby Kilpatrick.

62. Adams and Reese Absorbs 15 Armstrong Allen Attorneys - New Orleans-based Adams and Reese LLP has announced 15 lawyers with Memphis-based Armstrong Allen PLLC will join the law firm effective May 1. Adams and Reese has more than 300 lawyers in 10 offices across the United States. Attorneys joining Adams a

63. Archived Article: Newsmakers - Judge Honored for Pioneering Role

Robilio Honored for Efforts Against Emotional Abuse

Shelby County Circuit Court Judge Kay Spalding Robilio was awarded a Jefferson Award from the American Institute for Public Service. Robilio was chosen for h...

64. Archived Article: Newsmakers - Carol Johnson to Receive Honorary Degree from Rhodes

MCS Superintendent to Receive Honorary Degree

Dr. Carol R. Johnson, Memphis City Schools superintendent, will receive an honorary degree from Rhodes College at its spring commencement. Johns...

65. Archived Article: Newsmakers - Southwest Coach Inducted into Hall of Fame

Southwest Coach Inducted into Hall of Fame

Verties Sails Jr., mens head basketball coach and athletic director at Southwest Tennessee Community College, was selected by the National Junior College Bas...

66. Archived Article: Memos - John C

John C. Trusty of Memphis was recently elected to serve a two-year term on the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants board of directors as an at-large member. Trusty began his term June 20 at the societys 72nd annual Convention...

67. Archived Article: Calendar - Calendar of events Jan

Calendar of events July 1-July 8

July 1

The Union Planters IMAX new feature film Space Station documents the construction and assembly of the International Space Station currently in Earths orbit. The film runs throug...

68. Archived Article: Real Review - FedEx to pay first dividend, FedEx pays first dividend, shows financial discipline FedEx Corp., showing the results of a two-year push to tighten its belt and improve its financial discipline, said it plans to pay the first dividend in the company's...

69. Archived Article: Memos - Wileen Hastings was named administrative assistant at Methodist Healthcare-South Hospital Willeen Hastings was named administrative assistant at Methodist Healthcare-South Hospital. Previously, she was administrative director of clinical services at...

70. Archived Article: Standout - By: JENNIFER MURLEY Winning ace By JENNIFER MURLEY The Daily News Its another busy afternoon at the Leftwich Tennis Center. Although the indoor courts echo with the guttural grunts of tennis players and the rhythmic whops of tennis balls hitting the...

71. Archived Article: Real Focus (baptist) - Memphis Landmark Bids Farewell Downtown Memphis landmark bids farewell By MARY DANDO The Daily News Any takers for 5.5 million square feet of prime real estate in Downtown Memphis that has lots of potential but is a fixer-upper? Baptist Memorial Hos...

72. Archived Article: Da (lead) - DA GIBBONS PREPARES AS VIOLENT CRIME RISES Gibbons realigns violent crime team By MARY DANDO The Daily News Although violent crime rates fell consistently in the past three years, crime statistics show Memphis still ranks first in forcible rape and ...

73. Archived Article: Tva P. 2 - TVA names members of Regional Resource Stewardship Council TVA names members of Regional Resource Stewardship Council TVA announced the 19 members of the new Regional Resource Stewardship Council, created to help TVA develop strategies and policies ...

74. Archived Article: Tech Briefs - The University of Tennessee-Memphis Health Science Center will sponsor the 1999 Norfleet Forum for the Advancement of Health from 1 p The University of Tennessee-Memphis Health Science Center will sponsor the 1999 Norfleet Forum for the Advancement ...

75. Archived Article: Memos - Toni Campbell Parker, partner in the law firm of Apperson, Crump and Maxwell PLC, was elected president of the Mid-South Fair/Libertyland Inc Toni Campbell Parker, partner in the law firm of Apperson, Crump and Maxwell PLC, was elected president of ...

76. Archived Article: Memos - Flynn Named Vice President of Ruth Ann Marshall has been appointed North American Region president for MasterCard International. Marshall formerly was executive vice president at Concord EFS Inc. Stephen J. Flynn has been named vice president of res...

77. Archived Article: Memos - William B The YWCA of Greater Memphis presented its 11th annual Awards for Women recently. The winners were Debra P. Brown, director of housing and community development for the city of Memphis, the Addie G. Owen Award for Racial Justice; Sandy S. N...

78. Archived Article: Memos - John J John J. Bradley has been named senior vice president of economic development for the Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce. He is the current president of the Tennessee Industrial Development Council. Bradley is a graduate of the University of Ten...

79. Archived Article: Memos - Vastera Adds Dennis Jones, FDX CIO, Dennis H. Jones, executive vice president of information technology and chief information officer for FDX Corp., has been appointed to the board of directors for Vastera Inc. Ernst & Young announced the follow...

80. Archived Article: Attorney Graph - Attorney Attorney Judgments Amount ------------------------------------------------ ----------- -------------------------- Gordon & Feldbaum 226 $220,174.79 Baer Baer & Baer 220 $348,622.30 Mccullough Law Firm ...

81. Archived Article: Memos - Benny Lendermon III, director of public works for the city of Memphis, has been named this years outstanding engineering alumnus by the Engineering Alumni Chapter of the University of Memphis Benny Lendermon III, director of public works for the cit...

82. Archived Article: Memos - Morgan Keegan & Co Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc. announces several employee promotions: Chris Caldwell, investment broker; Rick Debardeleben, investment broker; Will Deupree, investment broker; Herb Taylor, investment broker; Julie Calkins, infor...

83. Archived Article: Hotel Update Lj - lj 10/5 cates Hotel market sees strong growth in rooms, rates By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Although Memphis hotels had a slight dip in occupancy rates during the first quarter, increases in the available rooms and average daily rates are seen by...

84. Archived Article: Memos - Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc. has announced the election of 16 new managing directors: Joseph K. Ayres, investment banker, Cumberland Securities Co., Inc., a subsidiary of Morgan Keegan; Thomas P. Brown, director, Fixed Income Research; Paul Stephens...

85. Archived Article: Cotton Council Lj - lj 10/5 cates Cotton Council fall meeting convenes today By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News U.S. cotton industry issues ranging from world cotton competitiveness to eradicating the boll weevil will be the focus of a series of cotton industry meetings ...