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1. Clinton Vows to Carry Tennessee in Presidential Election -

Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton told a Memphis crowd Friday, Nov. 20, that she intends to win Tennessee not only in the March 1 Democratic presidential primary but also in the November 2016 general election.

2. Success Looks Like Five-Game Win Streak For Vols -

Leaves are changing colors, a chill is in the fall air and Tennessee’s football schedule is getting softer.

Happens every year.

We’ve all heard by now how Tennessee is the best 3-4 team in college football. Now is the time to prove it.

3. Grizzlies Bites: October 2-8 -

FedExForum Increases Security for Grizzlies Games: Walk-through magnetometers (metal detectors) have been installed at all entrances to FedExForum, and will be standard practice for entering fans starting with the Memphis Grizzlies’ first preseason game Tuesday, Oct. 6, vs. the Houston Rockets.

4. Arkansas Airports Get $8.5M in FAA Grants -

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Members of Arkansas' congressional delegation have announced $8.5 million in Federal Aviation Administration grants to improve airports throughout the state.

U.S. Sens. John Boozman and Tom Cotton, and U.S. Reps. Rick Crawford, French Hill, Steve Womack and Bruce Westerman said in a statement Monday that 13 airports will receive the grants.

5. Alabama Still Team to Beat, Tennessee On the Rise in 2015 Football Season -

Dak Prescott, the best returning quarterback in the Southeastern Conference, isn’t buying the national narrative that the league is “down” because the first College Football Playoff title game featured Ohio State beating Oregon.

6. Wal-Mart Sees Shopping Surge for Rival Sale to Amazon -

NEW YORK (AP) – Wal-Mart says its counter-offensive against Amazon's big sale called Prime Day seemed to pay off.

The world's largest retailer, which discounted about 2,000 items on Wednesday, said that the last three days have been some of its best ever for online orders, but did not give specifics.

7. Methodist Healthcare Buys Office Building From Belz -

5865 Shelby Oaks Circle
Memphis, TN 38134
Sale Amount: $4 million

Sale Date: June 30, 2015
Buyer: Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare
Seller: Belz Investco GP and Bico Associates GP
Details: Belz Enterprises and a partner have sold a Memphis office building to Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare for $4 million.

8. White House: Action Needed Now to Slow Climate Change -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Failure to act on climate change could cause an estimated 57,000 deaths in the United States from poor air quality by 2100, the Obama administration argued in a new report Monday that warns of dire effects of global warming.

9. Farewell to the King -

There is a real temptation to sum up the passing of B.B. King by writing that his death marks the end of an era in entertainment.

But that would marginalize, if not belittle, both his talent, his gift and his enormous influence. The world that brought B.B. King to Memphis in the 1940s can’t be found on the road King called home.

10. Changing Hometown, Careers Pays Off for Hyams -

Jimmy Hyams moved to Knoxville from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in the summer of 1985 looking for a fresh start to his journalism career and found a job as a sportswriter for the Knoxville News Sentinel.

11. The Business Case for Sustainability -

Editor’s Note: This column will appear Tuesdays throughout April in honor of Memphis and Shelby County’s Sustainability Month.

As businesses, industry, and manufacturers vie for a piece of the ever-shrinking pie, they turn toward sustainability during procurement. Companies are looking hard at their supply bases to ensure suppliers reflect their values. They ask: “From whom are we buying, and why does it matter?” “What are we buying, and why does that matter?” Companies want to know how and where suppliers present risks – environmentally, socially, economically. This new focus on supply quality helps companies focus on choosing suppliers who can be relied upon to improve the supply base’s overall performance.

12. North Mississippi Boom Means More Changes -

North Mississippi’s ongoing economic development boom is one side of the still-changing face of regionalism according to the mayors of Hernando and Southaven as well as the CEO of the power company that serves north Mississippi.

13. Opponents of Big River Steel Mill Defend Suit Against Plant -

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Opponents of a new steel mill under construction in eastern Arkansas argued in a court hearing Friday that they didn't forfeit their right to sue to stop the plant just because the state had already issued a permit.

14. Ohio State Alters SEC-Dominated Landscape -

A year ago, Florida State put the chanting – “S-E-C! S-E-C! S-E-C! – on pause. Auburn, after all, came oh so close to winning the last BCS national championship game.

But now Urban Meyer and Ohio State have silenced SEC Country.

15. Ark. Community College Considers Merger -

The Board of Trustees at Mid-South Community College in West Memphis has agreed to discuss a possible merger with the Arkansas State University System.

Board Chair Mary Meux Toney said a merger could help the college do more for the city, county and region.

16. Mid-South Community College Considers Merger -

The Board of Trustees at Mid-South Community College in West Memphis has agreed to discuss a possible merger with the Arkansas State University System.

Board Chair Mary Meux Toney said a merger could help the college do more for the city, county and region.

17. Vols Among NCAA’s Youngest Headed Into Sunday Opener -

KNOXVILLE – For better or worse, University of Tennessee football coach Butch Jones won’t need to wait long to see the talent level of his highly touted freshman class.

Jones will find out Sunday night at 7 when the Vols play host to Utah State at Neyland Stadium. The Aggies will be an underdog – probably by a touchdown or so – and a trendy pick for some as an upset special.

18. Nucor Steel Files Arkansas Lawsuit Over Steel Mill -

Nucor Steel has filed a lawsuit in federal court in an attempt to block a competitor from opening a mill in a northeastern Arkansas county.

The Nucor lawsuit filed Monday in Jonesboro seeks to block Big River Steel from building its $1.3 billion steel mill south of Osceola that would employ more than 500 workers, the Blytheville Courier News reported. It also seeks the revocation of Big River Steel’s air permit and requests civil penalties against company.

19. Bigger, Better, Louder -

“When it comes to college football, the South has no equal, because the Southeastern Conference has no equal. Find me a conference with a better commissioner, better players, better head coaches, better staffs, better game-day atmospheres, better-looking coeds – better anything.”

20. Nucor Steel Files Arkansas Lawsuit Over Steel Mill -

OSCEOLA, Ark. (AP) – Nucor Steel has filed a lawsuit in federal court in an attempt to block a competitor from opening a mill in a northeastern Arkansas county.

The Nucor lawsuit filed Monday in Jonesboro seeks to block Big River Steel from building its $1.3 billion steel mill south of Osceola that would employ more than 500 workers, the Blytheville Courier News reported. It also seeks the revocation of Big River Steel's air permit and requests civil penalties against company.

21. SEC Media Days Notebook: July 16 -

HOOVER, Ala. – Although the first games involving Southeastern Conference football teams are not until Aug. 28, the league’s full-on blitz in promoting the new SEC Network has been going on for a while now.

22. 5 Arkansas Airports Win $2.9M in Grants -

Three members of the Arkansas congressional delegation say five airports in the state, including West Memphis Municipal Airport, will share in $2.9 million in federal grants.

Sens. Mark Pryor and John Boozman and Rep. Tim Griffin announced Thursday that the Federal Aviation Administration is awarding the grants for airport facility upgrades and improvements.

23. 5 Arkansas Airports Win $2.9 Million in Grants -

Three members of the Arkansas congressional delegation say five airports in the state, including West Memphis Municipal Airport, will share in $2.9 million in federal grants.

Sens. Mark Pryor and John Boozman and Rep. Tim Griffin announced Thursday that the Federal Aviation Administration is awarding the grants for airport facility upgrades and improvements.

24. County Judge Sees Arkansas Mill Work by Mid-June -

Mississippi County should see construction of a $1.1 billion steel mill begin by early summer now that an administrative law judge has rejected a challenge to the plant’s air-quality permit, the county’s chief administrative officer said.

25. Georgian Woods Apartments Sell for $3.9 Million -

118 St. Agnes Drive
Memphis, TN 38112

Sale Amount: $3.9 million

Sale Date: March 14, 2014

Buyer: Georgian Woods Property Owner LLC

26. Owner of New Getwell Facility Files $1.2M Loan -

The owner of the 110,808-square-foot industrial facility at 4050 New Getwell Road in Oakhaven has filed a $1.2 million loan on the property.

27. APS’ Goal: Giving Region’s Businesses What They Need -

APS Facility Maintenance was founded by Lorenzo Myrick as a janitorial staffing company in 1998.

With 50 employees at the time, the vision was a simple one with the Memphis area as a customer base.

28. College Football Notebook -

College football is played from coast to coast in this great land, but it’s still a small world. The proof? When USC fired head coach Lane Kiffin, who had bolted Tennessee for Southern Cal, assistant Ed Orgeron (Ole Miss head coach from 2005 to 2007) became USC’s interim coach.

29. Hospital Wing First to Use iTClamp -

Memphis-based air medical transport service Hospital Wing is the first aero-medical service in the country to use the new iTClamp hemorrhage control system, following its approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration this summer.

30. Laufer Bolsters Third-Party Logistics Service With Memphis Office -

Laufer Group International Ltd. has continued its Southeast expansion by making an entry into the Memphis logistics market with a Downtown office.

The third-party logistics (3PL) provider is focused on providing highly sophisticated value-added solutions to importers at competitive prices, and establishing a presence a key distribution hub like Memphis made sense.

31. Liftoff -

Hot-air balloonists will take to the Tunica skies this weekend as the second annual Tunica Balloon Bash is planned at five sponsoring Tunica casinos.

Sponsors Fitz Tunica Casino & Hotel, Gold Strike Casino Resort, Hollywood Casino Tunica, Horseshoe Tunica Hotel & Casino, Sam’s Town Hotel & Casino and the Tunica Convention and Visitors Bureau will welcome more than 35 balloons to this year’s event, Aug. 9-11, featuring more than $12,000 in competitive prize money.

32. SEC Seeks to Prolong Football Dominance -

HOOVER, Ala. – There is no effort at denial. Nor should there be or could there be. Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive began his annual address at football media days by mentioning his “annual brag bag” and then spilled the entire contents while barely taking a breath:

33. Business Executives Discuss Grizzlies' Impact -

For years, FedEx Corp. has brought in 50 of the nation’s leading MBA students to try and recruit them to Memphis.

34. Grizzlies Owners Tout ‘Sustained Success’ -

Every year, FedEx Corp. brings in 50 of the nation’s leading MBA students to try and recruit them to Memphis.

After a three-day weekend of briefing those young professionals on the company and civic culture, an exit survey is conducted with those who didn’t choose FedEx. The No. 1 reason for why they opted out of Memphis? The lack of professional sports teams.

35. Improved Flight Path -

Air medical transport service Hospital Wing has consolidated its operations under one roof with a $1.2 million renovation and expansion of its headquarters near Downtown Memphis.

“The Wing” – as the company is usually called – celebrated the completion of renovations at its Memphis base with an open house event, Tuesday, Oct. 2.

36. Business Making an Anti-Regulation Pitch to Voters -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The National Association of Manufacturers, U.S. Chamber of Commerce and National Federation of Independent Business are working to make the anti-regulatory fervor their members share an issue in the last weeks of the campaign.

37. Forum Addresses Airfare Concerns -

Southwest Airlines will come to Memphis International Airport at some point. But when the Dallas-based carrier does, Memphis airline passengers shouldn’t expect it will drop airfares at the airport back to pre-recessionary levels.

38. Airfare Forum Draws Southwest Predictions -

Southwest Airlines will come to Memphis International Airport at some point. But when the Dallas-based carrier does, Memphis airline passengers shouldn’t expect it will drop airfares at the airport back to pre-recessionary levels.

39. AIRfair? -

Two frequent-flyer businessmen booked side-by-side seats on Delta Air Lines flights from Minneapolis to St. Louis last month, with one of them getting charged a higher price than the other each time they tried booking it.

40. Top EPA Official Resigns Over 'Crucify' Comment -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration's top environmental official in the oil-rich South and Southwest region has resigned after Republicans targeted him over remarks made two years ago when he used the word "crucify" to describe how he would go after companies violating environmental laws.

41. Plantation Setting for Fundraiser -

The glory of the past and the art of the present collide along the Mississippi River as West Memphis-based DeltaARTS unveils a first-time event.

“Art on the Levee at Waverly Plantation” will showcase one of the few remaining Antebellum homes on the Mississippi River levee in Eastern Arkansas, on Saturday, April 28.

42. Flights of Fortune -

The Delta Air Lines Inc. employees were busy with customers near concourse B at Memphis International Airport.

43. MPO Administrator Recaps Plans to CCIM -

The Memphis Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization has been providing long-range transportation planning for the region for more than 30 years.

It’s the second largest of 11 total MPOs in Tennessee, behind Nashville. But when MPO administrator Pragati Srivastava is out showing presentations or at public hearings, she often comes across a lot of people who are unfamiliar with the organization’s scope.

44. Little Rock Airport to Get US Airways Flight to DC -

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Little Rock National Airport is getting nonstop, daily service to Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C.

The US Airways flights will start in March, filling a void in the airport's lineup. Little Rock currently doesn't have direct service to Reagan National.

45. WKNO Will Broadcast NYE on Beale Street -

WKNO/Channel 10 will air “LIVE! Beale Street on New Year’s Eve” from Dec. 31 at 11 p.m. to Jan. 1 at 12:30 a.m. It will be shown on public television stations in Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas and other stations throughout the country.

46. Ark. Organ Donor to be Honored at Rose Parade -

Verna Harris is able to work 40 hours a week. She goes to church on Sundays and enjoys taking in a movie now and then.

47. Memphis Wine Distributor Acquired by Dallas Co. -

Mega-distributor Glazer’s Inc. announced Friday, Nov. 4, it has signed an agreement to acquire Memphis-based Victor L. Robilio Co. Inc., 3680 Air Park St.

48. Events -

The Memphis chapter of the Society for Information Management will present its 24th edition of the Strategy Series for Executives, titled “Unleashing the Power of IT for Innovation and Growth,” Thursday, Sept. 22, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Westin Memphis Beale Street Hotel, 170 Lt. George W. Lee Ave. The event is free for qualified corporate executives. To register, visit www.hmgstrategy.com.

49. Bioworks Foundation to Build Specialized Lab on S. Dudley -

45 S. Dudley St.
Memphis, TN 38103
Permit Amount: $15.2 million

Project Cost: $15.2 million

50. Study: South has 'Middle-Skills' Worker Shortage -

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) – The South has a shortage of workers to fill middle-skills jobs such as medical technicians and computer support workers, even as many four-year graduates struggle to repay student loans, according to a study released Sunday.

51. Three States Supply Inks Lease in SE Submarket -

A heating and air-conditioning firm is consolidating offices within the Southeast industrial submarket – where it currently has one office.

Three States Supply Co. LLC has inked a 47,000-square-foot lease at 4290 Delp St.

52. Couple Of Firecrackers -

RUNNING FULL CIRCLE. This July Fourth weekend, I’ll be doing what many of you will be doing. Dealing with some part of a pig and some brand of beer, laughing with folks, and hopefully pausing to be hopeful, remembering those who made and make it possible for all of us to do all of that. I’ll also be doing what a couple hundred guys in our forces in Afghanistan will be doing – remembering two cute Memphis girls.

53. Flood Disruptions Minor for Cargo -

For a local economy built on a cornerstone of transportation and logistics, this week’s historic crest of the Mississippi River at Memphis could have been much worse.

As the waters begin to slowly recede, the companies that move goods through Memphis will continue to do what they did as the waters rose – keep ready the alternate routes worked out well in advance.

54. Two Ways to Look at It -

It all depends on your point of view. Coming from Arkansas, it looks like Oz. It appears suddenly, just past that truck in front of you, between that truck and the one next to you, glimpsed between rearview mirror checks of that truck behind you. You’ve somehow survived the concrete gauntlet of West Memphis and the semi cowboys whipping their rigs into a frenzy, driving them to market across the modern day trails of I-40 and I-55.

55. Across Country, GOP Pushes Photo ID at the Polls -

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Empowered by last year's elections, Republican leaders in about half the states are pushing to require voters to show photo ID at the polls despite little evidence of fraud and already-substantial punishments for those who vote illegally.

56. Renovations Begin at Pinnacle Headquarters -

40 S. Main St.
Memphis, TN 38103
Permit Amount: $8.7 Million

Project Cost: $8.7 million
Permit Date: Applied February 2011
Owner: Memphis Commerce Square Partners
Tenant: Pinnacle Airlines Corp.
Contractor: Grinder, Taber & Grinder Inc.

57. Exploring the Mississippi River’s Cutoffs -

See what you can catch.

When the river determined its own course, before it got its manmade shoulders, before spring disaster and all-year fear made us try to tame it, it went where it wanted and – like the biggest bully in the schoolyard, the meanest drunk in the bar – directed its fury against those who talked back.

58. $300K Plough Grant to Memphis Goodwill to Aid Job Creation -

The Plough Foundation has awarded a two-part $300,000 grant to Memphis Goodwill Industries to support the nonprofit’s Community Workforce program, which provides vocational training to individuals with disabilities and other obstacles to employment.

59. Pinnacle Move Bolsters Aerotropolis -

Pinnacle Airlines Corp.’s recent announcement means a headquarters relocation to Downtown and away from the airport, but industry experts say the move will not hinder Memphis’ aerotropolis marketing.

60. Lovell Joins nexAir as CFO, General Counsel -

Having entered the legal profession as a means to develop a long-term business career, Milton Lovell realized his goal recently when he was named the new chief financial officer and general counsel of nexAir.

61. Enjoying the Ride -

From Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck zipping past the Colosseum in “Roman Holiday” to vintage photographs of suit-wearing mods cruising the streets of 1960s London, the word ‘Vespa” evokes a stream of iconic pop culture images.

62. Air Charter Company Expanding to Little Rock -

As the owner of an air charter business, Andrew Bettis understands that safety must be his top priority.

In fact, his eponymous company, Andrew Bettis Aviation, is the only one in Memphis to earn the prestigious recommendation from Wyvern Ltd., a third-party auditing service.

63. No Recession Here: Election Spending Sets Records -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Turns out politics, for all its focus on the gloomy economy, is a recession-proof industry.

This year’s volatile election is bursting with money, setting fundraising and spending records in a high-stakes struggle for control of Congress amid looser but still fuzzy campaign finance rules.

64. Keet Calls for Selling Ark. State Police Plane -

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Keet is calling for Arkansas to sell the airplane the governor uses to travel on official business.

On Monday, Keet proposed selling the 2007 Beechcraft King Air used primarily by state police to transport the governor. The aircraft was bought using $4 million from the state's surplus in 2007 and replaced an aging aircraft used by former Gov. Mike Huckabee, a Republican.

65. Med Loses Wing Stake, Gains Write-Off -

The Regional Medical Center at Memphis will write off about $4.4 million in assets because it no longer has an ownership stake in the Hospital Wing.

Hospital officials did not know until recently that the charter for the air ambulance service had been modified to change it to a nonmember organization. The original owners of the service were The MED, Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. and Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare.

66. Energy Grant to Help Ark. Low-Income Residents -

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Members of the Arkansas congressional delegation are announcing a federal grant to help low-income Arkansans save on heating and cooling costs.

The U.S. Department of Energy's Weatherization Assistance Program is providing $1.6 million to the Arkansas Department of Human Services for the program. DHS will distribute the money among 15 community action agencies to help low-income residents pay for energy-efficiency improvements in their homes.

67. Local Care-Giving Market Growing Quickly -

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.

68. Home Sales Up Year-Over-Year in South -

MIAMI (AP) - Home sales in the South posted an annual increase of 8 percent in January as buyers grabbed hold of federal tax credits and affordable prices.

However, sales plummeted 35 percent from December, a sign that the housing market's recovery may be on shaky ground.

69. Methodist Poised to Launch Hospice -

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare is ready to break ground on a project it has been planning for years – a $7.9 million, 30-bed hospice facility on Quince Road in East Memphis.

Sally Aldrich, administrator and chief nursing officer for Methodist’s affiliated services division, which oversees the hospital’s hospice, home care and palliative care departments, said Methodist now has “the pledges in the door” and will begin construction this month.

70. SeaPort Airlines Adds Four Memphis to Ark. Flights -

Scheduled airline service will return to four Arkansas cities Oct. 26.

SeaPort Airlines of Oregon will provide flights from Memphis to airports in Hot Springs, El Dorado, Harrison and Jonesboro. SeaPort is providing the flights through an Essential Air Service contract from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

71. Ark. Gets $69M for Renovations Through Stimulus -

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas' colleges and universities, prison system and other state buildings will use more than $69 million in federal stimulus money for renovations and energy-efficiency upgrades, Gov. Mike Beebe said Monday.

72. Probe of NE Miss. Mueller Plant Explosion Begins -

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Federal investigators were gathering information Thursday, one day after an explosion killed a man and injured three others at copper tubing plant in northeast Mississippi.

73. Giving in Tough Times Balancing Act for Companies -

CINCINNATI (AP) - She sat patiently in her wheelchair, as scurrying volunteers gathered ham, a turkey, canned goods, bread, and bags of potatoes, apples and pungent onions in a storeroom with sporadic drafts of frigid air from outside.

74. Taylor Brown Apothecary Serves Downtown Community -

The old church pews inside Taylor Brown Apothecary provide a clue to the purpose behind the business.

“I’m trying to give a new store an old look,” said owner Ivory Taylor.

75. Events -

Talk Shoppe will present “The Greening of the Mid-South: How You Can Help While Saving on Your Utility Bill” with environmental conditioning specialist Mark Cardona today from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South, 3693 Tyndale Drive. For more information, call Jo Garner at 759-7808.

76. Events -

Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division will host The Business of Being a Church Conference Nov. 14 from 9 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. at MLGW’s Training and Development Center, 4949 Raleigh-LaGrange Road. Registration is $5 per person and the deadline is today. For more information or to register, call 528-4322 or visit the upcoming events section of www.mlgw.com.

77. Tencarva Machinery Ranks 37th Among ‘Big 50’ Distributors -

Tencarva Machinery Co., a distributor of fluid handling compressed air and vacuum systems and related products, advanced from 46th to 37th place in the recent “2008 Big 50” list of top U.S-headquartered distributors, compiled by the national magazine Industrial Distribution

78. UT Medical Group Names Truitt VP of Information Systems -

Jill Truitt has been appointed vice president of information systems and chief information officer at UT Medical Group.

Truitt formerly was information services director and program director for Allina Hospitals and Clinics in Minneapolis. She has more than 25 years of experience in health care information technology and management.

79. Equipment Failure Grounds Aircraft Flights Within 250 Miles of Memphis; Some Delays Reported -

MEMPHIS (AP) - Communications equipment failed Tuesday at a regional air-traffic control center, shutting down all airline traffic within 250 miles of Memphis and causing a ripple effect across the country that grounded dozens of passenger and cargo flights.

80. At the Hub of Transportation -

Historian David Cohn once said, "The Mississippi Delta begins in the lobby of The Peabody Hotel and ends on Catfish Row in Vicksburg."

Culturally speaking, that might be true. But geographically speaking, the Delta cuts a much wider swath, at least according to the Delta Regional Authority (DRA), whose footprint includes eight states and extends from Illinois to Louisiana with a section of Alabama thrown in for good measure.

81. Hugueley Named Chief Nursing Officer For Methodist Extended Care Hospital -

Sandra Hugueley has been named chief nursing officer for Methodist Extended Care Hospital (MECH). Hugueley joined Methodist in 1996 as a registered nurse and became nurse manager of Medical-Surgical ICU at Methodist North Hospital in 1997. She recently served as corporate director of Interim Administrative Services.

82. Marion’s Dreams of Auto Plant Hurt by Perceived Work Force Problems -

MARION, Ark. - Arkansas wants to produce cars instead of cotton in a 1,700-acre field near the Mississippi River, but two recent rejections by Toyota Motor Corp. have raised worries - even by the mayor - that local workers aren't up to the task.

83. University Towers ForeclosureEnds With Last-Minute Sale -      The owners of nearly all the units in University Towers Condominiums barely avoided their property's sale at foreclosure by striking an 11th hour deal for its purchase.
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84. Change of Face -

Editor's Note: This is the last in The Daily News' five-part Retail Reinvented series about the past - and future - of the local shopping landscape.

Most shoppers only vaguely remember the days when Carrefour at Kirby Woods, Germantown Village Square and Park Place Mall were enclosed shopping centers. Most of the malls opened in the late 1970s or early 1980s, and all had converted to outdoor malls by 1999.

85. Thriving 'Aerotropolis' Isn't Far-Fetched in Memphis, Expert Says -

Memphis is an innovative city. In looking at airport development around the world, anyone can see the footprint Memphis has left.

The 2006 annual report for the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority refers to the Guangzhou New Baiyun Airport in the Huadu District of Guangzhou, China, as proclaiming the goal of building Huadu "into China's Memphis."

86. Memphis Takes Additional Step as Nexus Of Transportation and Commerce -

The River of Trade Corridor Coalition, a partnership of more than 225 members spread out over nine states and dedicated to the promotion of commerce, selected Memphis as the site of its major quarterly meeting, which convenes today.

87. Southland Park Rebounds With Gaming Machines, Bigger Dog-Racing Awards -

A hum of bells, beeps and whistles mixed with the drone of vacuum cleaners in the gaming area of the renovated Southland Park in West Memphis late last week.

At 9:45 a.m. Friday, dozens of patrons waited outside to take their seats in front of the facility's 915 electronic gambling machines as employees rushed to put the finishing touches on the gambling and dining areas.

88. Biofuels Industry Revs Up With Milagro Opening -

Milagro Biofuels of Memphis LLC is officially open for business.

The alternative fuel company at 61 Keel Ave. is slated to start selling biodiesel once it receives the necessary approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in coming days.

89. Despite Beating, Former CBU Student Continues Protests Against Middle East Violence -

While most of the bruises have faded, some still paint his legs more than a month after his beating - and he's finally walking without a limp.

But 23-year-old Kyle Kordsmeier vividly recalls kick after kick, punch after punch, delivered at the hands of Israeli police officers Aug. 1.

90. Alternative Fuels Gain Momentum in Memphis -

Once almost unheard of in the area, the biofuels industry is starting to sprout in Memphis, with three companies in various stages of development.

Memphis Biofuels LLC July 11 announced it would expand by building a 36-million-gallon-per-year biodiesel production facility at 2227 Deadrick Ave.

91. Former FBI Agent, Attorney, Lobbyist, Security Expert to Appear on WKNO Program Monday -

William "Bill" Carter says he's never planned anything; things just seem to happen in his life. Carter's career, so far, spans some 50 years, from serving as a Secret Service agent during President John F. Kennedy's administration to waging a legal battle with the U.S. government on behalf of the Rolling Stones, to acting as executive producer for a recent documentary on religious icon Billy Graham that was endorsed by the Graham family.

92. Bradford Rises Quickly at Memphis Engineering Firm -

When David C. Bradford Jr. was promoted director of the mechanical division of Memphis engineering firm Ellers, Oakley, Chester & Rike Inc. recently, he called it an unexpected honor.

"It was one of my career goals, (but) I thought it would take me another five to eight years to achieve it," he said. "I'm honored that the leaders at EOCR and Smith Seckman Reid Inc. of Nashville, EOCR's parent company, have given me the opportunity to manage a great group of people."

93. Archived Article: Gov Focus - Adopt the resoliution

Officials Step Up Efforts to Reduce Pollution


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To reduce pollution stemming from trucks driving through Shelby County, local health department officials have a proposal on tap one that has ...

94. Archived Article: Hotel (lead) - Holiday Inn revamped, sold to new owners

Revamped Holiday Inn Changes Hands

New owners plan more improvements to increase business


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Following a year of extensive renovation, a Holiday Inn hotel at Mt. Moriah ...

95. Archived Article: Real Recap - 31 acres near

Firm Finances, Refinances Apartments

31 acres near

Winchester Road

Cost: $22 million

Borrower: Windyke Park Associates LP

Lender: AmSouth Bank

Trustee: FMLS Inc.

Property: 31 acres of unimproved land located at ...

96. Archived Article: Calls (lead) - Miss. law could rid homes of pesky calls

Miss. law could rid homes of pesky calls


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The calls kept coming and coming until finally, Memphian Tonia Walk decided shed had enough.

Shes just glad there was ...

97. Archived Article: Law Briefs - The University of Memphis communications department invited U

Opening Statement and Closing Argument, a seminar hosted by young, less experienced lawyers for young, less experienced lawyers, is 1:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. today at the Memphis Bar Asso...

98. Archived Article: Pumpkins (lead) - Pumpkins, Christmas tree sales on tap

County board weighs pumpkin sales issue


The Daily News

A slight nip in the air Monday heralded the first day of autumn. The change of seasons was marked by the Shelby County Commission ...

99. Archived Article: Standout - By RICK RUSSELL

Metal maven


The Daily News

The most skilled artisans of our time all have an innate ability to animate the inanimate and turn nothing into something

Be it a boulder into a man, leaflets into a journey, ...

100. Archived Article: Market Briefs - Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) will offer a daylong seminar, How to Successfully Manage a Small Business, Jan The Service Corps of Retired Executives will offer a daylong seminar, "How to Successfully Manage a Small Business,"...