88. Cohen Pushes Medicaid Expansion in Wake of Shutdown - Monday, October 21, 2013
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Memphis, got a lift back to his district from Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., at the end of a long week in Washington in which Congress ended the government shutdown just as it was hours from intersecting with the debt ceiling.89. Mississippi River Mayors Cite Feds for Lack of Money - Monday, October 21, 2013
Natchez, Miss., Mayor Larry L. Brown came to Memphis last week with the kind of prepared remarks that are standard for gatherings where you have more than two mayors of cities.
The remarks are long on making sure everyone involved gets their name called and the previously agreed-upon talking points get mentioned if there is any time left.90. World Welcomes US Budget Deal but Fears Remain - Friday, October 18, 2013
LONDON (AP) – The world's disbelief at the political impasse in the U.S. turned to cautious relief Thursday as the country stepped back from the brink of default. But fears remain about another possible shutdown – and, even worse, a possible default – early next year.91. We Have to Talk - Friday, October 18, 2013
THE CYNICAL TRUTH IS, WE JUST CAN’T TALK ABOUT IT. Cynicism about politicians isn’t new.
“We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office,” Aesop, 2,500 years ago.92. Diverse Corporate Experience Leads Crosby to Form PeopleCap - Friday, October 18, 2013
Meg Crosby’s career might be summed up as an exercise in adaptation.
A principal with the boutique human resources firm PeopleCap, Crosby left her hometown of Memphis for college at the University of Richmond for a double major in English and interpersonal communications. Her pragmatic father insisted on throwing some business courses into the mix.93. Miller: Toughness Key to Continued Success - Friday, October 18, 2013
In a way, it’s almost as though Mike Miller went abroad on a special internship. I mean, really, that’s how big the gap is from playing for the Grizzlies in small-market Memphis to going to South Beach to play a defined role on a Heat team that would win two NBA championships behind LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.94. Beauty in the Difficulty for Tigers This Season - Friday, October 18, 2013
Conference USA’s Powers That Be, which is funny just to type, were not happy when the University of Memphis left for what eventually was named the American Athletic Conference.
The best indication of this?95. - Friday, October 18, 2013
...96. A Deal: Voting to Avoid Default, Open Government - Thursday, October 17, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Up against one last deadline, Congress raced to pass legislation Wednesday avoiding a threatened national default and ending a 16-day partial government shutdown along the strict terms set by President Barack Obama when the twin crises began.97. Meyers Returns to Roots at Glankler Brown - Thursday, October 17, 2013
Robert Meyers has joined Glankler Brown PLLC as a member, and it isn’t his first time around this block. He worked for the firm as a newly licensed attorney right out of law school.98. Beale Street Deal Would Pay Handy Park Debt - Thursday, October 17, 2013
The settlement of the last remaining item in the bankruptcy petition of Beale Street developer Performa Entertainment hasn’t gone by any of the scripts the administration of Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. has written and rewritten.99. Shutdown Puts Businesses, Foreign Workers in Limbo - Monday, October 14, 2013
The partial government shutdown has left high-skilled immigrant workers and the companies that employ them in limbo.
The Labor Department’s Office of Foreign Labor Certification is closed and applications for job changes, new hires or any other adjustments for foreign workers are on hold until the government reopens.100. - Monday, October 14, 2013