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1. Boomsday More Than Fireworks, Football -

It’s hard to imagine a college freshman passing up her first opportunity to spend a weekend at home. But when Boomsday is on the schedule, laundry can wait.

“I’ve stayed for Boomsday since freshman year, even though it’s the first weekend you can go home,” says Carrie Bowman of Hendersonville, who graduated from the University of Tennessee last spring with a degree in speech pathology.

2. Amazon Debuts Mobile Payment App and Card Reader -

NEW YORK (AP) – Amazon is taking direct aim at mobile payment systems such as Square by introducing the Amazon Local Register, a credit-card processing device and mobile app designed to help small business owners accept payments through their smartphones and tablets.

3. Springing to Life -

When Ridgeland, Miss.-based development firm the Bryan Co. broke ground on The Horizon condominium tower in 2007, it was at the peak of the housing bubble and optimism from elected officials and Downtown boosters was equally high.

4. Amazon Rolls Out 'Netflix-for-Books' Style Service -

NEW YORK (AP) – Amazon is rolling out a new subscription service that will allow unlimited access to thousands of electronic books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month in the online giant's latest effort to attract more users.

5. This week in Memphis history: July 11-17 -

2007: U.S. Sen. and 2004 Democratic nominee for Vice President John Edwards campaigned in Memphis in advance of the 2008 presidential race with a stop at the Metropolitan Interfaith Association store at 910 Vance Ave.

6. Beale Street Eastern Border Marks Changes -

For much of the renovated Beale Street Entertainment District’s 30-year history, George Miller was a figure in exile just on the other side of the district’s formal eastern border of Fourth Street.

7. Graceland May Remove Presley's Old Airplanes -

MEMPHIS (AP) — For 30 years, tourists from around the world have paid money to get a look at two airplanes once owned by Elvis Presley at Graceland in Memphis. Fans enjoy touring the planes for their direct connection to Presley and his jet-setting lifestyle, a sort of touchstone to the life of the King of Rock and Roll and his family.

8. Nashville's Historic Ryman Auditorium to Expand -

NASHVILLE (AP) – The Ryman Auditorium, the mother church of country music, is getting a new $14 million expansion that will provide more space for tours, food and beverage services and retail.

9. Amazon Launches Music Streaming for Prime Members -

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Amazon's newly announced music streaming service is yet another attempt by the company to move beyond e-commerce and infuse itself into the daily lives of Americans with an increasing number of offerings –including grocery delivery and streaming TV.

10. Online Pirates Thrive on Legitimate Ad Dollars -

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Movie and music piracy thrives online in part because crafty website operators receive advertising dollars from major companies like Comcast, Ford and McDonald's.

That's the conclusion of several recent reports that shed light on Internet piracy's funding sources.

11. Events -

The Circuit Playhouse will present the dark comedy “The Lyons” Friday, May 30, through June 22, at the theater, 51 S. Cooper St. Buy tickets at playhouseonthesquare.org.

12. Apple's Beats Buy is Two-Sided for Music Streaming -

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Apple's $3 billion purchase of Beats sheds light on a rarely recognized reality in the streaming music industry: It's hard to succeed in the business without offering other products and services.

13. UT to Expand Online Learning Pilot Program -

KNOXVILLE (AP) – The University of Tennessee is getting additional state funding to expand an online learning pilot program.

The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1m96PtV) reports UT, in conjunction with the Tennessee Board of Regents, will get $1 million to expand the initiative, which uses technology developed for massive open online courses.

14. Nashville Becomes Latest Open Data City -

NASHVILLE (AP) – Nashville has become the latest city to join the open data movement, and people who live, work and play in Music City might soon be able to access a treasure trove of information about the city.

15. Apple CEO Dares to be Different From Steve Jobs -

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – "Think different" became Apple's creed during the late Steve Jobs' reign as CEO. Now, chief executive Tim Cook is embracing the idea while making decisions that would have seemed crazy to his fabled predecessor.

16. Facebook Unveils Host of Mobile-Friendly Features -

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Mark Zuckerberg, like Facebook, is maturing. The soon-to-be 30-year-old CEO of the 10-year-old social networking company grew reflective as he stood in front of hundreds of developers to announce a host of mobile features designed to put "people first."

17. Amazon Snares Classic Shows in Deal With HBO -

NEW YORK (AP) – Fans of classic HBO shows like "The Sopranos" and "The Wire" will soon have access to those series and more through Amazon Prime in the first online streaming deal signed by the cable network.

18. In Internet TV Case, Justices Show Concern -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in the use of the internet.

19. Bar-Kays Celebrating 50 Years in Music -

MEMPHIS (AP) – The soul-funk band Bar-Kays is celebrating 50 years in music by donating proceeds from their performances this year to five charities.

The band says it plans to give a portion of the proceeds raised during the year to the Down Syndrome Association of Memphis, United Way of the Mid-South, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Stax Music Academy and the Allen Jones-Marjorie Barringer-Bar-Kays Scholarship Fund.

20. Grand Ole Opry House Celebrates 40th Anniversary -

NASHVILLE (AP) – Country music's most famous radio show, WSM-AM's "Grand Ole Opry," has been on air since 1925, but the show didn't find a permanent home until the Grand Ole Opry House opened 40 years ago.

21. Samsung Introduces Free Streaming Radio Service -

NEW YORK (AP) – Samsung on Friday unveiled a new free music service for its phones that it touts as a significant improvement from the apps already on the market.

The South Korean gadget maker's Milk Music service, which launched in the U.S. on Friday, includes over 200 stations and 13 million songs. It's designed to be extremely fast, easy to use and highly customizable.

22. Vince Vaughn Brings Comedy Festival to Nashville -

NASHVILLE (AP) – Actor Vince Vaughn is bringing a new comedy festival to Nashville this spring with live tapings and stand-up acts to be held at the city's music venues.

Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Festival on May 15-18 will include comedians Aziz Ansari, Rodney Carrington and Dennis Miller among others.

23. Apple CEO Tim Cook Teases, Reassures Shareholders -

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) – Apple CEO Tim Cook is still trying to convince shareholders that the iPhone maker remains a step ahead in the race to innovate, even though recent performance of the company's stock lags behind other technology trendsetters.

24. More Than 30 Seconds -

It’s official. Super Bowl advertising is no longer a one-night event. The marketing strategies that reigned supreme in Super Bowl XLVIII took the better part of January to accomplish and are still unfolding online even this week.

25. Fans Gather at Graceland for Presley's Birthday -

MEMPHIS (AP) – Television and radio personality Wink Martindale remembers the day nearly 60 years ago when Elvis Presley's first single, "That's All Right," played for the first time on the radio.

26. Blues Foundation Nearing Fundraising Goal for Hall of Fame -

The Blues Foundation is about 80 percent of the way toward securing its $2.5 million budget for construction of the Blues Hall of Fame, which will be housed at 421 S. Main St.

27. Events -

The 55th AutoZone Liberty Bowl, featuring the Mississippi State Bulldogs and Rice University Owls, will be held Tuesday, Dec. 31, at 3 p.m. at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, 335 S. Hollywood St. Country vocal group Diamond Rio will perform at halftime. Visit autozonelibertybowl.org.

28. Events -

Beale Street will host the AutoZone Liberty Bowl parade Monday, Dec. 30, at 3 p.m. on Beale, followed by the Bash on Beale pep rally at 5 p.m. in Handy Park. The parade will include floats, and high school and university marching bands. Both events are free. Visit autozonelibertybowl.org.

29. Events -

T.O. Fuller State Park will host its first hike of the year Wednesday, Jan. 1, at 9:30 a.m., starting at the visitors center, 1500 Mitchell Road. The 4-mile hike along the Discovery Trail will include a birds of prey program during the break. Cost is free; bring hiking shoes and water. Call 543-7581 or email michael.champagne@tn.gov.

30. Mississippi Children Learn With Blues Curriculum -

TUNICA, Miss. (AP) – In cotton country a couple miles east of the Mississippi River, just off a road known as the blues highway, fourth graders at Tunica Elementary School are exploring the Delta's homegrown music to learn about rhythm, rhyme and chord progression.

31. Events -

The South Main Art Trolley Tour will be held Friday, Dec. 27, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the South Main Historic Arts District. Email info@southmainmemphis.net.

32. Headphones, Speakers Top Gift Lists -

ATLANTA (AP) – Listen up, Santa: Headphones, speakers and other audio gear are topping the holiday gift lists of many Americans.

Audio equipment is among the top-selling electronics gifts this holiday season, accounting for 13 percent of the $8 billion in consumer electronics sales between Nov. 24 and Dec. 7, according to research firm NPD Group.

33. Hood: Google Still Not Effectively Fighting Crime -

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood is again asking Google to do more to prevent people from using the search engine to find illegal drugs and pirated videos, music and games.

34. New Elvis Owners Discussing Graceland Upgrades -

MEMPHIS (AP) – An executive with the company that purchased Elvis Presley's intellectual property says it is discussing ways to expand the late rock and roll icon's brand and upgrades to the Graceland tourist attraction.

35. Small Retailers Plan to Party Till They Profit -

NEW YORK (AP) – The parades and carnivals that draw people to downtown areas across the country this holiday season will be more than big celebrations. They're part of a strategy to get shoppers into small stores.

36. Appeals Court Upholds Dismissal of 'Soul Man' Suit -

Sam Moore may be "The Legendary Soul Man," but a federal appeals court says he doesn't have sole use of the title.

37. Appeals Court Upholds Dismissal of 'Soul Man' Suit -

Sam Moore may be "The Legendary Soul Man," but a federal appeals court says he doesn't have sole use of the title.

38. FAA OKs Air Passengers Using Gadgets on Planes -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Airline passengers will be able to use their electronic devices gate-to-gate to read, work, play games, watch movies and listen to music – but not talk on their cellphones – under much-anticipated guidelines issued Thursday by the Federal Aviation Administration.

39. New in Rural Tennessee: Discovery Park of America -

UNION CITY, Tenn. (AP) – The gleaming white building with curved exteriors and a spaceship-like tower emerges from the flat landscape of West Tennessee like something out of science fiction, but it's not a villain's lair or superhero's headquarters.

40. Events -

The Stax Museum of American Soul Music will present “And the Grammy Goes to Memphis,” a yearlong tribute to Memphis music, Saturday, Oct. 26, through October 2014. Visit staxmuseum.com.

41. Events -

The South Main Art Trolley Tour will be held Friday, Oct. 25, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the South Main Historic Arts District. Email info@southmainmemphis.net.

42. Memphis Music Hall of Fame Names New Class -

MEMPHIS (AP) – Johnny Cash, influential blues guitarist Albert King and soul singer Carla Thomas are among the 13 new inductees of the Memphis Music Hall of Fame.

43. Dollywood to Build Resort, Add Shows and Rides -

NASHVILLE (AP) – To see the future of Dollywood, you need to borrow the vision of its chief imaginer, Dolly Parton.

In the near future, Parton sees a resort hotel lobby with a three-story window that frames Mount LeConte – one of the tallest peaks in the Smoky Mountains. Guests will be able to book a grand suite in the hotel that the entertainer uses when she stays in the Pigeon Forge theme park that bears her name.

44. US Economy Grew at Sluggish 1.7 Percent Pace in Second Quarter -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. economy grew from April through June at an annual rate of 1.7 percent – a sluggish pace but stronger than in the previous quarter. Businesses spent more, and the federal government cut less, offsetting weaker spending by consumers.

45. Events Lined Up for Elvis Week in Memphis -

MEMPHIS (AP) – An appearance by former Elvis Presley co-star Mother Dolores Hart and a listening party for a new box set featuring his performances at Stax Records are highlights of the annual celebration of the rock n' roll icon this August.

46. Court Won't Hear Challenge to Copyright Board -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won't hear a challenge to the authority of the board that sets royalty rates for musical works.

The high court refused Tuesday to hear an appeal challenging the Copyright Royalty Board, a panel of three copyright judges appointed by the Librarian of Congress.

47. Memphis in the Meantime -

The city’s tourism and travel industry is thriving as a one-of-a-kind destination for leisure and business travelers, but industry insiders believe a larger, technologically updated convention center is needed in years to come if Memphis wants to remain competitive in bringing larger groups to town.

48. Briglia Joins Archer-Malmo as Web/Broadcast Artist -

Kristen Briglia has joined archer-malmo as web/broadcast turbo artist. In her new role, Briglia will produce web graphics, HTML and video-editing services for the growing digital and broadcast departments, and will also help on print projects as needed.

49. White House Celebrates the Sounds of Memphis Soul -

WASHINGTON (AP) – A White House celebration Tuesday night of Memphis soul music is an affirmation of the decades of hard work that went into making it a classic American music sound, said some of the artists tapped to perform.

50. Nashville Symphony Facing Financial Hurdle -

NASHVILLE (AP) – When Nashville's symphony hall opened in 2006, across the street from the Country Music Hall of Fame and just a short block from the honky-tonks of lower Broadway, the building was praised for its beauty and sound and the potential to upgrade the city's music image.

51. University Panel to Talk Music-Politics Connection -

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) – The Lambuth campus of the University of Memphis is sponsoring a panel discussion about the relationship between politics and music.

The university says the symposium is scheduled for March 22 in the Hamilton Performing Arts Center on the Jackson campus.

52. Soul Celebration -

John Fry, the venerable founder of the Memphis-based Ardent record label and accompanying studio facility, still remembers wandering into the Satellite Record Shop, the music store that once operated in front of Stax Records.

53. South Main’s New Life -

The history of the South Main Historic Arts District is as colorful as its present-day users, an alternating rhythm of sorts in Memphis’ songbook.

The area has oscillated from its ritzy suburban roots of the 1800s to the industrial era ghost town of the 20th century and now to its current status as Downtown’s flourishing arts and boutique district and the subject of some $100 million in investment. And it’s all due to stakeholders who braved the status quo in distinguishing the southern end of the Central Business District as that funky place with an indescribable vibe.

54. Potter Promotes Grizzlies With Memphis Flair -

Although he didn’t know it at the time, Jason Potter got his first taste of event promotion while studying business at Indiana University.

55. Obama Pushes for Higher Minimum Wage on Plant Tour -

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) – President Barack Obama pushed for a higher minimum wage at a re-opened manufacturing plant Wednesday because he says Americans who work full time should not be in poverty.

56. Auditors Fault 3 State Agencies on Film Incentives -

NASHVILLE (AP) – State auditors say they have serious concerns about oversight of the state film incentives programs.

In audit results released Monday, the state comptroller's office said the Tennessee Film, Entertainment and Music Commission, the Department of Economic and Community Development and the Department of Revenue failed to ensure that public incentives for filmmaking businesses were properly administered.

57. More Visitors Centers Recommended for North Mississippi -

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) – A consulting firm has recommended seven to eight visitors centers to capitalize on the cultural and tourism heritage in north Mississippi.

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that Phil Walker, of Nashville-based Walker Collaborative, and his team presented findings to the board of the Mississippi Hills Area Alliance.

58. Supreme Court: Who Counts as a Supervisor? -

WASHINGTON (AP) – When does your coworker also count as your supervisor? The Supreme Court may make a final decision on whether to draw a legal line between work colleagues and work managers, at least when it comes to harassment and retaliation claims.

59. Memphis Music Hall of Fame Names 25 Initial Inductees -

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. joined with representatives from the Smithsonian-developed Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum Tuesday, Oct. 16, in announcing the launch of a Memphis Music Hall of Fame tribute to the city’s musical legends.

60. Memphis Music Hall of Fame Names 25 Initial Inductees -

Memphis Mayor AC Wharton joined with representatives from the Smithsonian-developed Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum Tuesday, Oct. 16, in announcing the launch of a Memphis Music Hall of Fame tribute to the city’s musical legends.

61. Volunteer Spirit -

We volunteer. Those two words comprise this particular radio station’s independent streak and listener-supported ethos, which traces its beginning to 1976 and to the days of vinyl and reel-to-reel tapes.

62. Social Media Renders Rapid Judgment on Debate -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Big Bird is endangered. Jim Lehrer lost control. And Mitt Romney crushed President Barack Obama.

Those were the judgments rendered across Twitter and Facebook Wednesday during the first debate of the 2012 presidential contest. While millions turned on their televisions to watch the 90-minute showdown, a smaller but highly engaged subset took to social networks to discuss and score the debate as it unspooled in real time.

63. Arkansas Court Rejects Casino Measure for November Ballot -

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a proposed ballot measure that would have given a professional poker player the exclusive rights to operate casinos in four counties.

64. Musicians Remember Elvis' Talent, Character -

MEMPHIS (AP) – Elvis Presley left behind hit songs, epic performances, some so-so movies and an image as a handsome, rebellious, talented and sometimes-troubled artist that remains indelibly marked in America's pop culture psyche 35 years after his death.

65. Destination King Merges With Chattanooga Firm -

Destination King has merged with Quiddity Entertainment of Chattanooga, Tenn., and subsequently formed LEO – an events management group based in Memphis with offices in Chattanooga and Myrtle Beach, S.C.

66. Destination King Merges With Chattanooga Firm -

Destination King has merged with Quiddity Entertainment of Chattanooga, Tenn., and the subsequent formation of LEO – an events management group based in Memphis with offices in Chattanooga and Myrtle Beach, S.C.

67. Google Sells Small Tablet, Challenges Kindle Fire -

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Google is unveiling a small tablet computer bearing its brand in a challenge to Amazon's Kindle Fire.

The Nexus 7 is designed specifically for Google Play, the online store that sells movies, music, books, apps and other content – the things Amazon.com Inc. also sells for its tablet computer.

68. Graceland Marks 30th Year as Tourist Attraction -

MEMPHIS (AP) – When Graceland opened to the public 30 years ago this month, nobody knew if it would be a success. Nearly 18 million visitors later, the house where Elvis Presley once lived is a money-making business that's helped transform the city of Memphis into a top destination for music lovers.

69. US Casinos Slowly Coming Back From Recession Woes -

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) – The nation's commercial casinos continued their slow-but-steady comeback from the recession last year, with revenues up 3 percent nationwide and jobs holding nearly steady, according to a report released Wednesday.

70. Hotel Company Sues Government Over Tenn. Flooding -

NASHVILLE (AP) – Gaylord Entertainment Co. filed a lawsuit Monday accusing the National Weather Service and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of negligence that heavily damaged its luxury hotel in Nashville and the famous Grand Ole Opry House during flooding in 2010.

71. Charlie Daniels Honored by Tenn. Lawmakers -

NASHVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee Senate paid tribute to country music legend Charlie Daniels Wednesday morning.

Daniels sang the national anthem before being honored with a resolution.

72. System to Ease Flood Danger in Memphis in Works -

MEMPHIS (AP) – A year after the historic Memphis flood, emergency officials are teaming up with federal agencies to create a network of river gauges and weather stations in surrounding Shelby County to better monitor the Mississippi River tributaries that overflowed, forcing hundreds from their homes.

73. Possession of Elvis Tour Bus Not Yet Settled -

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) – A two-year-old feud over who owns the so-called Elvis Bus continues in a Mississippi court.

It may be a while longer before the issue is settled.

The North Mississippi Daily Journal reports that Lee County Chancellor Talmadge Littlejohn postponed a hearing this week into a challenge to the bus' title, presently held by Bill Kinard of Tupelo.

74. Apple's Market Clout Likely to Draw More Scrutiny -

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – In everything it does, from product design to business deals, Apple strives for as much control as possible.

But as the world's most valuable company sets out to define and dominate the rapidly evolving markets it created with the iPhone and the iPad, Apple is likely to face antitrust regulators who want to curb its power.

75. On Location: MEMPHIS Announces Passes, Grant -

On Location: MEMPHIS festival passes are now on sale at www.onlocationmemphis.org.

The all-access pass is $60 and gains the holder admittance to all films, music events, parties, panels and workshops during the festival, which will be held at several Malco theaters April 19-22.

76. New Elvis ‘Icon’ Exhibit Opens at Graceland -

MEMPHIS (AP) – A new exhibit chronicling Elvis Presley's influence on pop music performers has opened at Graceland in Memphis.

The exhibit, called "Icon: The Influence of Elvis Presley," opened Thursday at the Graceland tourist attraction. It includes 75 items on loan from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, plus other memorabilia from artists who have been influenced by Elvis.

77. Tenn. Swaps 'Stage' for 'Song' as Tourism Slogan -

NASHVILLE (AP) – The stage may be set for travelers in Tennessee, but state tourism officials have abandoned it for a song.

The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development has dropped the slogan "The Stage Is Set for You," which had been used for eight years.

78. Target's Q4 Profit Declines 5.2 Percent -

NEW YORK (AP) – Target Corp. reported a 5.2 percent drop in earnings for the fourth quarter, as big discounts to get tight-fisted shoppers to buy during the holiday season eroded profits.

79. Memphis’ Media Source Wins Bronze Telly -

Media Source has received one of the television industry’s most prestigious honors, a Bronze Telly Award, for its production of “Mahaffey Covers Country Music’s Biggest Night.”

80. AP: Lisa Marie Presley Talks About New Exhibit -

MEMPHIS (AP) – There's a glass case in a room on Graceland's first floor that holds a small white fur coat, a photo album of Elvis Presley's family and a blue record player used by his daughter, Lisa Marie.

81. AP: Lisa Marie Presley Talks About New Exhibit -

MEMPHIS (AP) – There's a glass case in a room on Graceland's first floor that holds a small white fur coat, a photo album of Elvis Presley's family and a blue record player used by his daughter, Lisa Marie.

82. Twitter CEO Says Blocking Policy Over-Distilled -

DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) – Twitter CEO Dick Costolo sought to calm the global outrage over the company's new country-by-country censorship policy, complaining in part that the issue is being treated with the same kind of shorthand that has made Twitter popular.

83. Memphis Symphony to Present Free Program Sunday -

MEMPHIS (AP) – The Memphis Symphony Orchestra presents the first in a series of free community programs Sunday.

"Opus One Connections" featuring Latin-jazz singer Marcela Pinilla will be performed at the Hickory Ridge Mall. A news release from the symphony said the program "combines musical experiences with related engaging activities in a family-friendly setting."

84. After Protest, Congress Puts Off Movie Piracy Bill -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Caving to a massive campaign by Internet services and their millions of users, Congress indefinitely postponed legislation Friday to stop online piracy of movies and music costing U.S. companies billions of dollars every year. Critics said the bills would result in censorship and stifle Internet innovation.

85. Dolly Parton Plans Nashville Water/Snow Park -

NASHVILLE (AP) – Dolly Parton plans a water-snow park in Nashville, described as the first of its kind in the country.

It will join her theme park and a water park in Pigeon Forge, about 190 miles away in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains in East Tennessee.

86. Opera Memphis Dons Comic Mask -

Opera Memphis, which opened its 2011-2012 season with the torrid romance and drama of “Tosca” now invites audiences to sit back and laugh.

“The rest of the year it’s all happy endings,” said Ned Canty, Opera Memphis’ general director and stage director for Johann Strauss’ “Die Fledermaus,” which will be staged at the Germantown Performing Arts Centre Jan. 21 and 24.

87. Google Gets More Personal With Search Results -

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Google is sifting through the photos and commentary on its blossoming social network so its Internet search results can include more personal information.

The additional personal touches that began to roll out Tuesday mark another step toward one of Google's most ambitious goals. The Internet search leader eventually hopes to know enough about each of its users so it can tailor its results to fit the unique interests of each person looking for something.

88. Can You Say That on TV? The Supreme Court Debates -

WASHINGTON (AP) – In colorful give and take, the Supreme Court debated whether policing curse words and nudity on broadcast television makes sense in the cable era, one justice suggesting the policy is fast becoming moot as broadcast TV heads the way of "vinyl records and 8-track tapes."

89. The 'CES Curse?' Gadget Show has Poor Record -

NEW YORK (AP) – The largest trade show in the Americas must be a great place to show off new products, right? Wrong. The International Consumer Electronics Show is quickly becoming a launch pad for products that fall flat.

90. US Album Sales Rise for First Time Since 2004 -

LOS ANGELES (AP) – U.S. album sales rose more than 3 percent last year for the first gain since 2004 – a sign that rising digital sales are finally stemming the decade-long decline of compact discs.

91. Target Cuts Outlook After Dec. Misses Expectations -

NEW YORK (AP) – Target lowered its earnings expectations Thursday following a disappointing December, with consumers waiting until the last minute to shop as well as weak sales of electronics.

92. Vandy Going for 3rd Bowl Win Ever vs Cincinnati -

Vanderbilt linebacker Chris Marve will have his own cheering section for the Liberty Bowl. It will include about 100 family and friends, and he couldn't help everyone asking for tickets.

Marve grew up in Memphis, Tenn., and went to high school at White Station. Former coaches and their families will be joining his relatives and friends in the stands Saturday when Vanderbilt plays Cincinnati.

93. Vandy Holds Last Practice Before Heading to Memphis -

NASHVILLE (AP) – The Vanderbilt Commodores know how to wrap up a final practice in style. Just ask senior linebacker Chris Marve.

His teammates lifted him up onto their shoulders Wednesday and carried him off the practice field, while defensive back Sean Richardson got the same treatment himself. Marve says it's been a tradition to carry off the senior linebackers at least since he was a true freshman.

94. European Finan. Crisis Tops AP Picks of '11 Biz Stories -

NEW YORK (AP) – Europe took the financial world on a stomach-churning ride in 2011.

The rising threat of default by heavily indebted European countries spread fear across financial markets and weighed on economies worldwide. As the year came to a close, banks and investors nervously watched Europe's political and financial leaders scramble to prevent the 17-nation eurozone from breaking apart.

95. FDA Favors More Risk Info on Birth Control Pills -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal health regulators are leaning toward adding new information about the risk of blood clots to the labels of widely prescribed birth control pills such as Yaz, in light of growing evidence that the newer contraceptive drugs may be riskier than older drugs.

96. Microsoft Rolls Out Xbox TV Platform -

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Microsoft Corp. is rolling out a new interface for its Xbox game console, one that allows you to navigate through music, movies, TV shows and games with the wave of your hand or the sound of your voice.

97. iPads Become Child's Play -

NEW YORK (AP) – Make room in the toy box for the iPad.

Crayola allows tots to doodle on the iPad using its iMarker just as they would a crayon on a coloring book. Tweens are able to belt out their favorite Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez tunes on a Disney microphone that turns the tablet into a karaoke machine. And technology accessories company Griffin enables teens to fly its toy helicopter by using the iPhone as a remote control.

98. Cincinnati, Vanderbilt to Meet in Liberty Bowl -

MEMPHIS (AP) – After winning a share of the Big East championship, Cincinnati will face Vanderbilt in the Liberty Bowl on Dec. 31.

The Bearcats (9-3) will be making their 13th bowl appearance and first in the Memphis bowl game after missing the postseason a year ago. The Commodores (6-6) are making just their fifth all-time bowl appearance but second in the past four seasons.

99. Travel Industry Counts on Football, Special Events -

NASHVILLE (AP) – Tourism officials in Tennessee are counting on football games and special events to keep the travel business steady during the usually slow month of December.

December is not a key month for Tennessee tourism, a $14 billion-a-year industry. Bad weather restricts some travel, and holiday shopping and parties occupy consumers' time. Youngsters are still in school, which cuts into family travel lasting more than a weekend. And household budgets can get strained at Christmas.

100. UT Coach Pat Summitt Recipient of AARP Inspire Award -

KNOXVILLE (AP) – Tennessee's Pat Summitt is among a dozen recipients of AARP The Magazine's Inspire Awards in the wake of the coach's announcement that she has dementia.

According to AARP, the awards pay tribute to people who inspire action in others.