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1. Memphis Zoo SunTrust Zoo Lights Nominated Among Nation’s Best
- Monday, November 30, 2015
The Memphis Zoo’s SunTrust Zoo Lights has been nominated by USA Today and 10Best as one of the best holiday zoo light displays in the country.
Online public voting will determine the winners in the contest. To vote, visit www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-zoo-lights/zoo-lights-at-the-memphis-zoo-memphis.
2. Consolidation of Tennessee’s Newspapers Bad for Taxpayers
- Thursday, November 05, 2015
The federal government isn’t likely to descend on Tennessee with trust-busting vengeance once three of the state’s four largest newspapers are owned by the same company.
Newspapers are too far down a virtual slippery slope of monopolism to retrieve from the hands of Gannett, which recently announced it plans to pay $280 million for Journal Media Group, the owner of The Commercial Appeal in Memphis and Knoxville News Sentinel.
3. Carnival Aims to Launch Miami to Cuba Cruises in May
- Wednesday, July 08, 2015
The world's largest cruise company could be heading to Cuba.
Starting in May, Carnival Corp. plans to offer trips from Miami to the Caribbean island nation, the company announced Tuesday. Carnival says it would become the first American cruise company to visit Cuba since the 1960 trade embargo. The trips will be through its new brand, fathom, which focuses on trips where passengers sail to a destination in order to volunteer there.
4. Is This the Year the Vols Stomp the Chomp?
- Saturday, October 04, 2014
KNOXVILLE – Much has happened since Tennessee placekicker James Wilhoit booted a 50-yarder with seven seconds remaining and the No. 13-ranked Vols beat No. 11 Florida 30-28 at Neyland Stadium.
5. Road to Better Mass Transit
- Saturday, September 20, 2014
Picking a new transit chief is critical for a city in transition.
Next year, Nashville residents will elect a new mayor and turn over its large Metro Council.
Davidson County also expects some 200,000 new residents over the next 20 years, and much of the success of future development will depend on the ease of navigating around Nashville – already the nation’s second-worst area for sprawl, according to Smart Growth America.
6. High-Flying Vols Can’t Overlook Arkansas State
- Saturday, September 06, 2014
KNOXVILLE – You had to be hiding under a rock not to hear the buzz this week about the University of Tennessee’s football team.
One person not reveling in the Vols’ 38-7 season opening victory over Utah State on Sunday night was UT coach Butch Jones.
7. Vols: Looks Like 6-6 Season
- Saturday, August 23, 2014
Pull out your 2014 schedules, UT fans.
Fall camp is done, and it’s time to get in game-week mode with the season opener against Utah State fast approaching.
So go to the little box next to each of UT’s opponents on the 2014 schedule and pick the winner.
8. Ceiling Reflections
- Friday, February 28, 2014
FAMILY TIME. “You’re no happier than your most unhappy child,” a wise friend said.
I remembered those words as I stared at the breadbox on the ceiling. I’ll explain. Back when we were living in the Georgian Woods with about 27¢, we didn’t buy anything we didn’t need and couldn’t justify. Nora needed a breadbox, so she used the occasion of my birthday to give me … a breadbox.
9. Modern Eloquence?
- Thursday, January 16, 2014
“Ladies and gentlemen, if he who made the sun and the moon and hung the stars on high could be merciful and just, then so can you.” Thus began the closing argument of a defense attorney.
10. Reunion Brings Back Tigers’ Great Unbeaten Team of ’63
- Friday, September 06, 2013
It’s ironic, really. When they were young and strong they were literally protected by body armor – helmet and pads. When they had all the time in the world, they were always measuring it in 15-minute quarters.
11. Tennessee to Create Nine ‘Recovery Courts’
- Wednesday, May 08, 2013
The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services plans to create nine recovery courts to combat mental health and substance abuse issues.
The Jackson Sun reports the courts will combine the services currently found in drug courts with those of mental health courts and veterans courts. Around the nation, these courts often exist separately, but in Tennessee, the services will be integrated.
12. Five Big Ideas: Powering Your Business
- Friday, March 01, 2013
As Jim Collins explains in “Great by Choice,” all business leaders are bombarded with both great luck and bad breaks. The smartest CEOs learn not to squander sudden opportunities and figure out how to turn dismal news to their advantage – multiplying the benefits of whatever hand they’re dealt. Maximizing your “ROL” (Return on Luck) should be top of your list, every day. But your ROL is just part of the picture. Here are four more ideas that will help you achieve great results in 2013 and beyond.
13. LEDIC Management Group Opens Phoenix Office
- Monday, November 05, 2012
Memphis-based LEDIC Management Group, an affiliate of Hunt Cos. Inc., has secured seven new multifamily management contracts in Arizona totaling 1,213 units.
14. Redbirds General Manager Weiss Named PCL Executive of the Year
- Friday, October 12, 2012
Growing up outside Philadelphia, Ben Weiss rooted for the home teams – Phillies, Flyers, Eagles and 76ers. But his strongest memories aren’t of games won and lost, of home runs hit or touchdowns scored.
15. MAA Acquires Atlanta Apartment Complex
- Tuesday, May 15, 2012
MAA has completed the acquisition of Allure in Buckhead Village – a 230-unit mid-rise multi-family apartment community in Atlanta.
Developed in 2002 by Trammell Crow Residential, Allure in Buckhead Village is located in the Buckhead sub-market of Atlanta – one of the nation’s largest mixed-use development areas. Major employers in the area include AT&T, IBM, Fidelity and Morgan Stanley.
16. STCC Files Permit for Nursing Building
- Thursday, January 26, 2012
Southwest Tennessee Community College this week moved closer to beginning its planned Nursing and Biotechnology Building at 693 Union Ave., according to a $14.6 million building permit application filed Monday with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement.
17. Census: Population Slowing in Large Portions of US
- Thursday, December 22, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Many states that posted big population gains in the 2010 census are now seeing their decade-long growth fizzle, hurt by a prolonged economic slump that is stretching into larger portions of the South and West.
18. Poorest Poor in US Hits New Record: 1 in 15 People
- Friday, November 04, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – The ranks of America's poorest poor have climbed to a record high – 1 in 15 people – spread widely across metropolitan areas as the housing bust pushed many inner-city poor into suburbs and other outlying places and shriveled jobs and income.
19. Hometown Exploration
- Thursday, September 08, 2011
Cruise by Sun Studio any day of the week and you’ll see tourists from every corner of the globe taking photographs of its famous brown brick façade and queuing up for a ticket to the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll.
20. River Test Bolsters Tenn. Inventor's Turbine Idea
- Monday, August 08, 2011
MEMPHIS (AP) – The metallic, wheel-shaped object looks like something taken off a spaceship from Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey," a futuristic creation born from a 15-year labor of science and love.
21. Obama Fundraisers Postponed Amid Debt Limit Talks
- Tuesday, July 26, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama's re-election campaign has canceled or postponed a series of fundraisers as negotiations continue over the nation's debt limit.
Obama postponed fundraisers in California and Washington state in recent weeks, along with an event at the New York home of film mogul Harvey Weinstein. On Monday, Obama skipped two Washington fundraisers to continue discussions over the Aug. 2 deadline to raise the government's borrowing limit. Vice President Joe Biden was attending one of the Democratic National Committee events. The other event was canceled.
22. Debt Talks and Little Else on Washington's Agenda
- Tuesday, July 19, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – The debt showdown isn't just the dominant issue in Washington this summer – it's virtually the only one getting any attention in the nation's capital.
From the White House to Congress, the negotiations over raising the U.S. debt limit have overshadowed or halted work on everything from job creation to the military conflict in Libya to education reform. And the debt debate has hamstrung President Barack Obama's ability to hit the road to campaign and raise money for his re-election bid.
23. Buffett Predicts Job Growth When Housing Rebounds
- Monday, July 11, 2011
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Billionaire investor Warren Buffett said Friday the nation's employment picture will improve significantly once residential housing construction rebounds.
Buffett spoke to Bloomberg Television Friday morning as the Labor Department released a weaker-than-expected monthly jobs report. He said the report shows the economy is still a long way off from where it should be, but Buffett remains optimistic about the recovery and sees no danger of a second recession.
24. AP EXCLUSIVE: Power Grid Change May Disrupt Clocks
- Monday, June 27, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Our power supply has been so precise that we've set our clocks by it. But time may be running out on that idea.
A yearlong experiment with the electric grid may make plug-in clocks and devices like coffeemakers with programmable timers run up to 20 minutes fast.
25. German Radioactive Waste Approved for Tenn.
- Tuesday, June 21, 2011
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (AP) – Federal authorities have approved licenses allowing up to 1,000 tons of low-level radioactive waste from Germany to be brought to Oak Ridge, Tenn., for incineration.
26. Republicans Press Obama on Spending
- Thursday, June 02, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Top House Republicans pressed President Barack Obama Wednesday for a detailed plan on budget cuts, and one leading lawmaker accused him of distorting a GOP Medicare proposal at the center of the partisan divide over spending.
27. Home Away From Home
- Thursday, April 21, 2011
Before the American Cancer Society’s Harrah’s Hope Lodge opened its doors in early December, some adult patients traveling to Memphis for cancer treatment slept in their cars or – even worse – forewent treatment altogether for lack of an affordable place to stay.
28. Suburbs Take Hit as US Poverty Climbs in Downturn
- Friday, October 08, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – Battered by the downturn, America's suburbs are bearing the brunt of poverty among those of working age that has climbed to its highest level in almost a half century, creating strains on dwindling safety-net programs focusing mostly on the inner-city poor.
29. High Court Reins in Prosecutors' Use of Fraud Law
- Friday, June 25, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday sharply curtailed prosecutors' use of an anti-fraud law that was central in convicting politicians and corporate executives in many of the nation's most prominent corruption cases. The ex-CEO of disgraced energy giant Enron and a Canadian media mogul, both in prison, are among the figures who could benefit from the ruling.
30. State to Inspect Unregulated Dams This Year
- Monday, May 24, 2010
JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) - The state will inspect unregulated dams this year, starting with about 70 that could result in deaths if they break, but state conservation officials want legislation giving them authority to inspect and regulate all of the state's 1,200 nonfederal dams.
31. Local Care-Giving Market Growing Quickly
- Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Dr. Daron Merryman, a physician from Jonesboro, is the latest entrant into an expanding pool of personal care service providers in Memphis.
Merryman has bought the franchise rights to BrightStar in Shelby, Tipton and Fayette counties. Chicago-based BrightStar is a full-service health care staffing agency that provides medical and non-medical home care, as well as staffing for hospitals and nursing homes.
32. Former AG Gonzales Speaks at UT Martin
- Monday, October 26, 2009
MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) – Former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales got a mixed reception during a speech at UT Martin on Thursday.
Gonzales resigned in 2007 amid accusations that he had authorized the torture of terrorism suspects.
33. Prayers for Peaceful End to King Sibling Feud
- Thursday, October 01, 2009
ATLANTA (AP) - A follower of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Tuesday invoked the spirit of the civil rights icon and his wife, Coretta, in praying for a peaceful resolution to the legal battle among the King children.
34. SunTrust, Citi Form International Trade Alliance
- Wednesday, September 16, 2009
ATLANTA (AP) - SunTrust Banks Inc. and Citigroup Inc. said Tuesday they have entered into a trade alliance to serve the international needs of SunTrust's corporate clients.
35. Obama Chooses Ala. Doctor as Next Surgeon General
- Tuesday, July 14, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama turned to the Deep South for the next surgeon general, choosing a rural Alabama family physician who made headlines with fierce determination to rebuild her nonprofit medical clinic in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
36. Can't Refinance? Try Your Congressman
- Monday, June 08, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Can't afford your mortgage payment? If the bank won't take your call, your member of Congress just might.
Several lawmakers whose districts are drowning in foreclosures are taking unprecedented steps to help people stay in their homes, including picking up the phone themselves to negotiate with banks on behalf of their constituents.
37. U.S. Newspaper Circulation Declines
- Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Circulation declines at the nation’s newspapers are speeding up.
The Audit Bureau of Circulations said Monday that average daily circulation declined 7.1 percent in the October-March period from the same six-month span in 2007-2008. The latest figures represent data from 395 daily U.S. newspapers that reported in the current and year-ago periods.
38. Beale, Lee’s Landing Battles Continue
- Monday, February 02, 2009
Once upon a time there was talk of a change in the management of the Beale Street entertainment district. And for a rare moment in November, it seemed that all of the many sides that have some role in the running of Beale Street were about to agree to it.
39. Oil Falls Below $67 on US Recession Fears
- Thursday, October 23, 2008
NEW YORK (AP) - Oil prices tumbled below $67 a barrel to 16-month lows Wednesday after the government reported big increases in U.S. fuel stockpiles – more evidence that the economic downturn is drying up energy demand.
40. Lenny's Boosts Image Another Notch via Fox Sports
- Friday, November 02, 2007
For many Americans - especially Southerners - the typical Saturday afternoon revolves around football and food.
So it's no wonder the first large-scale consumer-brand campaign for Memphis-based Lenny's Sub Shops kicked off earlier this fall to coincide with the start of football season.
41. Longtime Customer Questions SunTrust Termination Letter
- Tuesday, September 11, 2007
The winds of change seem to be blowing at Atlanta-based SunTrust Banks Inc., but just which way remains to be seen.
Recently, bank officials announced plans to cut about 2,400 jobs as part of an earlier restructuring plan. They claimed the effect of the job cuts would be minimal in the Memphis market and made no mention of what the move could mean to customers.
42. Some RMK Funds Feel Pain of Subprime Meltdown
- Monday, August 27, 2007
Once investments tied to the subprime mortgage market began taking a beating - now part of a daily drama unfolding in the national financial press - several Regions Morgan Keegan mutual funds found themselves more bloodied than almost all of their rivals.
43. SunTrust To Cut 2,400 Jobs Nationally To Trim Costs
- Tuesday, August 21, 2007
ATLANTA (AP) - SunTrust Banks said Monday it will cut roughly 2,400 jobs, more than 7 percent of its total work force, by the end of next year.
The company, which said it doesn't expect its sales to be affected by the move, will incur a pretax, one-time charge of $45 million in the third quarter of this year to cover costs associated with the job cuts.
44. Sun Studio SuesSun International
- Tuesday, June 05, 2007
The Memphis recording studio made famous by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and a host of other legendary musical icons is suing the Nashville company that owns the back catalog of music recorded at Sun Studio.
45. Let the Sun Shine In
- Friday, March 16, 2007
From a distance, the United States of America still is known as a land of plenty whose stars and stripes are the stuff of sweeping anthems.
To many, it's still considered a place of almost limitless bounty where anyone may succeed with enough hard work and determination.
46. Blast From the Past
- Friday, December 22, 2006
For some Memphians, there's no forgetting the likes of the manic deejay known in his day as "Daddy-O-Dewey."
As a WHBQ disc jockey in the 1950s, Dewey Phillips - no relation to Sun Studio founder Sam Phillips - was as unpredictable as a hurricane and relished catch phrases such as, "Get yourself a wheelbarrow load of mad hogs, run 'em through the front door, and tell 'em Phillips sent ya."
47. Former Presidential Diarist to Sign Books Today at Cotton Museum
- Friday, May 26, 2006
The heat from the searing Arkansas summer sun likely is still hot on her skin.
The dry dusty soil in her nose and the feel of a chopping hoe in her hand are as real today as when Janis Kearney, 53, first stepped foot in her father's cotton field at the age of 7, she said.
48. Local Properties Vie For Historic Register
- Thursday, April 27, 2006
They've all outlasted at least 10 U.S. presidents, Sun Records and suburban sprawl, in addition to pre-dating the creation of an Interstate system, FedEx and the rebirth of Downtown Memphis.
Not a bad record for the group of Memphis properties that could be the latest local additions to the National Register of Historic Places.
49. Archived Article: Comm Focus
- Friday, April 25, 2003
Worldwide reps arrive to warm Downtown welcome
Worldwide reps arrive to warm Downtown welcome
By STACEY WIEDOWER
The Daily News
Already in the spotlight within the local community, revitalization efforts in Downtown Memphis will take cen...
50. 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....
51. Archived Article: Tech Focus
- Wednesday, March 27, 2002
FAA updates 30-year old air traffic system Memphis airport travels to STARS for new system By SUE PEASE The Daily News Air traffic controllers in Memphis began using a new radar display system this month, taking advantage of technology advances, whi...
52. Archived Article: Standout
- Friday, March 15, 2002
Cultural icon Cultural navigator By MARY DANDO The Daily News As Americans get ready to celebrate St. Patricks Day, Kent Reilly is proud of his Irish ancestry. As the new director of Chucalissa museum, Reilly wants people to know more about their ow...
53. Archived Article: Marketplace
- Monday, February 28, 2000
Goodman Road Good eatin hits Goodman Road in a flurry By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Last week, Hueys opened its first burger joint in Mississippi, in a newly built shopping center on Goodman Road in Southaven. Every night since its opening, the p...
54. Archived Article: Market Briefs
- Monday, January 31, 2000
The Peabody in Memphis won three Golden Bell Public Relations awards from the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association Inte The Peabody in Memphis won three Golden Bell Public Relations awards from the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association ...