76. Real Estate Trends in Focus at ULI Seminar - Thursday, November 28, 2013
Local and national real estate experts will gather Dec. 10 to discuss real estate trends and forecast what awaits the industry in 2014.
ULI Memphis, the local district council of the Urban Land Institute, is hosting its annual Mid-South Real Estate Outlook, featuring the Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2014 report and a panel discussion on the outlook for Memphis-area real estate.77. Events - Thursday, November 28, 2013
The Daily News’ offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28, and Friday, Nov. 29, in observance of Thanksgiving. Offices will reopen Monday, Dec. 2, at 8:30 a.m. and remain open through normal business hours.78. Etched in Stone? - Thursday, November 28, 2013
“Virtue is like a rich stone, best plain set.” Francis Bacon wrote that.
And then there’s “I wept not, so to stone within I grew.” From Dante Alighieri.79. Abundance of Diet Soda Starts Stats Revolution - Thursday, November 28, 2013
One man, one room, one micro-fridge stocked with diet soda.
In his Lawrence, Kan., home, this is where Bill James would hunker down and create his yearly “Baseball Abstract.” It was an obsessive, solitary labor of love that started a statistical revolution in baseball. It’s just that it took another generation and Brad Pitt starring in a movie inspired by a book, “Moneyball,” for much of the world to notice numbers in a new way.80. - Thursday, November 28, 2013
...81. Impulse Buying Can Come at a High Price - Thursday, November 28, 2013
Ray’s Take There’s a billion-dollar reason the racks of magazines, candy, and soft drinks are right by the checkout counters and at check-out on many a website. It’s called impulse buying, and it’s as bad for your budget as those candy bars are for your waistline.82. Renewal of Life - Thursday, November 28, 2013
LOOK FOR THE WONDER. REPEAT. I wrote about this last year. This year, just last week, it happened again.
Right outside my window is a ginkgo tree, and another on the other side of the house. Every fall they engage in an ancient mating dance, a spectacular competition for attention. So exhausting is the effort, it doesn’t last long. So intense is the result, it’s explosive. And then it’s gone, leaving only a memory.83. State Lease Bolsters One Commerce Square - Wednesday, November 27, 2013
F. Scott Fitzgerald once said there were no second acts in American lives.
But One Commerce Square, the towering Downtown office building at Union Avenue and Main Street, is preparing for its third act.84. Memphis Designer Puts Personal Touch on Denim Line - Thursday, November 28, 2013
If you’re wondering where Memphis fashion designer Derrick Gooden gets his talent, you could say it’s in his jeans.85. Entrepreneurs Not Always Leaders, and Vice Versa - Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Seventy percent of startup businesses fail within the first 10 years, according to a 2013 study conducted by Bradley University and the University of Tennessee. It’s a devastating reality given that the lion’s share of those are small businesses, from which more than half of domestic sales are generated.86. Tennessee Driving Records Now Available Online - Wednesday, November 27, 2013
State officials are giving Tennessee residents an online option to access driving records.
The Department of Safety and Homeland Security announced this week that it has launched an online service at www.tn.gov/safety that allows people to download or print copies of their official driving records.87. Regalia to Host 'Festive Night Out' - Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Regalia Shopping Center at Poplar Avenue and Ridgeway Road is hosting A Festive Night Out on Thursday, Dec. 5, from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Shoppers can take advantage of extended holiday shopping hours and enjoy caroling by DeltaCappella, complimentary refreshments, a wine tasting at Great Wines & Spirits and a drawing for a $250 gift certificate to use at any of Regalia’s shops and restaurants. In addition, Santa will be strolling throughout the center, handing out candy.88. Events - Wednesday, November 27, 2013
The Daily News’ offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28, and Friday, Nov. 29, in observance of Thanksgiving. Offices will reopen Monday, Dec. 2, at 8:30 a.m. and remain open through normal business hours.89. WinterArts Fosters Appreciation of Craft Artists - Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Often when Memphis weaver Felicitas Sloves shows her work, she has to explain to people exactly what goes into each intricately designed bag, scarf, wrap and bracelet.
“I’ll be at a crafts show and people will ask, ‘Wow, where did you get that fabric?’ I have to explain to them that I make the fabric – on a loom,” she said.90. U of M Faces Challenging End of Year - Wednesday, November 27, 2013
It is proving to be a restless fall at the University of Memphis as interim President Brad Martin pulls into focus several short-term goals that will have a long-term impact on the future of the city’s largest institution of higher learning.91. Gift of Happiness - Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Rebecca Gamble came to become a client of SRVS when she was just 9 years old. Gamble was born with a developmental disability and her parents could no longer care for her so they turned to SRVS, which has housed and nurtured Gamble since 1997.92. If Government Backs In-Flight Calls, Will the Airlines? - Tuesday, November 26, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – The Federal Communications Commission might be ready to permit cellphone calls in flight. But what about the airlines?
Old concerns about electronics being a danger to airplane navigation have been debunked. And airlines could make some extra cash charging passengers to call a loved one from 35,000 feet. But that extra money might not be worth the backlash from fliers who view overly chatty neighbors as another inconvenience to go along with smaller seats and stuffed overhead bins.93. Americans Not Willing to Spend Without Deals - Tuesday, November 26, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – This holiday season, Americans may not spend their green unless they see more red.
Despite signs that the economy is improving, big store chains like Wal-Mart and Kohl's don't expect Americans to have much holiday shopping cheer unless they see bold, red signs that offer huge discounts. As a result, shoppers are seeing big sales events earlier and more often than in previous holiday seasons.94. Mississippi to Start Making Voter ID Cards in Early 2014 - Tuesday, November 26, 2013
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi's top elections official says the state should start issuing free voter identification cards in early 2014, months before the first election in which people will be required to show photo IDs at the polls.95. Judge OKs $84.9 Million Payout in Truck Stop Scandal - Tuesday, November 26, 2013
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – A federal judge in Arkansas approved a settlement Monday that pays $84.9 million to 5,500 trucking companies who were cheated out of promised rebates by Pilot Flying J, the nation's largest diesel retailer.96. Events - Tuesday, November 26, 2013
B.I.G. for Memphis, a business interest group that brings together Memphis Police colonels and business leaders, will meet Tuesday, Nov. 26, from 9:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Phelps Security, 4932 Park Ave. Rev. Rick Carr, executive director of JIFF (Juvenile Intervention and Faith-based Follow-up), will speak. Visit phelpssecurity.com.97. Gifts That Keep On Giving - Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Let the holiday season begin! Thanksgiving ushers in six weeks of busyness as we reunite with family and friends for dinners, parties, and holidays such as Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year’s Eve.98. Suburban Leaders Turn to Schools Details - Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Shelby County Schools board members have schools agreements with suburban leaders in Bartlett, Collierville and Millington on their agenda Tuesday, Nov. 26, a week after approving the same type of agreements with different dollar amounts with Arlington and Lakeland.99. Web Inventor: Surveillance Threatens Democracy - Monday, November 25, 2013
LONDON (AP) – The scientist credited with inventing the World Wide Web spoke out Friday against what he called a "growing tide of surveillance and censorship," warning that it is threatening the future of democracy.100. FCC Chairman Says Airlines Have Final Say on Calls - Monday, November 25, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – A day after setting off an uproar among travelers opposed to the idea in-flight phone calls, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission Chairman backtracked, saying he personally isn't in favor of calls on planes.