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1. Primaries Offer First Major Test of Voter ID Laws
- Monday, March 03, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – In elections that begin next week, voters in 10 states will be required to present photo identification before casting ballots – the first major test of voter ID laws after years of legal challenges arguing that the measures are designed to suppress voting.
2. How to Get Ahead in Business With a Short Resume
- Thursday, January 09, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) – Hey twentysomethings, dreaming of trading in the safety of a regular paycheck to start your own business? There's no secret sauce. Instead, founders of three companies have obvious tips: Work hard, network and ask for help.
3. Wright Signs Lease for East Memphis Headquarters
- Friday, January 03, 2014
After months of planning, Wright Medical Group Inc. has signed the lease for its new headquarters and is in the process of moving to the wooded office campus at Park Avenue and Cherry Road in East Memphis.
4. Olymbec Acquires 13-Building Bellbrook
- Friday, November 15, 2013
Olymbec USA LLC has snatched up two more key Memphis properties, including the 1.8 million-square-foot Bellbrook industrial park.
5. Builders of Obama's Health Website Saw Red Flags
- Wednesday, October 23, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — Crammed into conference rooms with pizza for dinner, some programmers building the Obama administration's showcase health insurance website were growing increasingly stressed. Some worked past 10 p.m., energy drinks in hand. Others rewrote computer code over and over to meet what they considered last-minute requests for changes from the government or other contractors.
6. Brokers Simplify, Confuse Health Exchange Shopping
- Tuesday, October 15, 2013
This month's glitch-filled rollout of the health insurance marketplaces created by federal law is a business opportunity for brokers and agents, but regulators warn that it also opened the door for those who would seek to line their pockets by misleading consumers.
7. New Model Brings Ford Back to Funeral Business
- Tuesday, October 01, 2013
Memphis political icon Harold Ford Sr. is changing careers again. In this case, it is a return to the Ford family business for the 11-term U.S. representative, who has been a Washington consultant and lobbyist since he opted not to seek re-election in 1996.
8. Wealthy Business Executives Eye Political Races
- Tuesday, September 17, 2013
CHICAGO (AP) – He has never been elected to anything, not even "student council in high school," as he boasts. He has little patience for schmoozing. In dealing with people, he admits to being "pretty blunt" - more suited to running a large private equity firm, which Bruce Rauner did successfully for 30 years, than seeking votes for governor, which he intends to do in Illinois next year.
9. 'Obamacare' Contractors Project Confidence
- Wednesday, September 11, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Major contractors hooking up the internal plumbing of President Barack Obama's health care law projected confidence Tuesday that they will be ready to go by an Oct. 1 deadline, even though the system is still being tested.
10. GOP Dreads Prospect of New UAW Foothold in South
- Thursday, September 05, 2013
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – The prospect of the United Auto Workers gaining a new foothold at Volkswagen's plant in Tennessee worries some Southern Republicans, who say laws banning mandatory union membership have helped lure foreign automakers.
11. Car Company's Tunica Plans Haven't Come to Fruition
- Tuesday, August 13, 2013
TUNICA, Miss. (AP) – It seemed like a win for everyone involved when a startup car company, backed by political heavyweights, wooed investors with plans to build a massive auto plant in the Mississippi Delta, hire thousands of people and pump out a brand new line of fuel-efficient vehicles.
12. Schools Achievement Numbers Show Growth, Gaps
- Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Now that Shelby County’s two public school systems are one, the achievement tests results for the two districts in their last school year apart will be consolidated into a single baseline.
District-wide results for third through eighth graders in Memphis City Schools and Shelby County Schools on the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program – or TCAP – tests were released Monday, July 29.
13. Probe May Cause Issues for More Than DHS Official
- Thursday, July 25, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – An internal investigation of President Barack Obama's choice to be the No. 2 official at the Homeland Security Department has the potential to become a political headache for former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and the Democratic candidate for governor in Virginia.
14. Goal Remains the Same for All Redbirds
- Friday, July 12, 2013
Just a few days ago, Redbirds catcher Rob Johnson stood in the clubhouse at AutoZone Park and talked about the great year teammate Brock Peterson was having. Peterson, a first baseman, had just been named to the Pacific Coast League All-Star team.
15. Historic Transformation
- Thursday, July 11, 2013
Around nine years ago Scott Blake was walking to St. Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral when he noticed a window in the tower at the historic James Lee House in Victorian Village had been blown out, exposing it to the elements.
16. Mitsubishi Back Story Moves to Manufacturing
- Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The back story of the new Mitsubishi Electric Power Products Inc. plant that formally opened in Southwest Memphis last week includes a sewer pipe, the Mojave Desert and artificial lightning.
17. Meadows Named Director of Memphis Jewish Home & Rehab
- Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Bobby Meadows has joined Memphis Jewish Home & Rehab as executive director. Meadows, a licensed nursing home administrator, has 13 years of nursing home experience, including 11 as an executive director. Most recently, he served for six years at Allenbrooke Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Memphis.
18. Senate Approval Seen for Obama Health Care Nominee
- Wednesday, April 10, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Republican lawmakers are heaping praise on a former nurse picked by President Barack Obama to run Medicare and Medicaid, and also oversee his health care law.
If the Senate confirms Marilyn Tavenner, as expected, it may be the closest thing to a truce in the nation's political wars over health care.
19. Justices Voice Skepticism of Voting Rights Law
- Thursday, February 28, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court's conservative justices voiced deep skepticism Wednesday about a section of a landmark civil rights law that has helped millions of Americans exercise their right to vote.
20. White House Announces Anti-Theft Trade Strategy
- Thursday, February 21, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration announced a broad new effort Wednesday to fight the growing theft of American trade secrets following fresh evidence linking cyberstealing to China's military.
21. Dixon Hughes Adds Associates in Memphis
- Monday, February 18, 2013
Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, the largest certified public accounting firm based in the Southeast, is continuing to grow in Memphis.
22. On Economics, Foreign Policy, Corker Eager to Act
- Monday, December 10, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Republican Sen. Bob Corker is spending a lot of time lately talking to Democrats.
The freshman lawmaker from Tennessee unveiled his own 10-year, $4.5 trillion solution for averting the end-of-year, double economic hit of automatic tax hikes and spending cuts and then spoke briefly last week with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. Deficit-cutting maven Erskine Bowles had forwarded Corker's proposal to White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew.
23. A Sports Writer’s Lament Over Losing
- Friday, November 30, 2012
I’ve closed my home office to University of Memphis athletics director Tom Bowen, coach Josh Pastner, and the entire Tiger basketball team.
Had to do it. I went to the Bahamas for the Sportswriters Battle 4 Atlantis. Lost my first write-off to some spunky kid from the Commonwealth of Virginia. He pressed me and pretty soon I was trapped in a corner, desperately trying to keep him from stealing my thesaurus.
24. Decision Time for Medical Exchange
- Friday, November 16, 2012
The deadline has arrived for governors across the country to declare their intent to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on whether they will create their own state-run insurance exchanges under the new federal health care law.
25. Obama's Health Care Overhaul Turns Into a Sprint
- Friday, November 09, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – The long slog has turned into a sprint. President Barack Obama's health care law survived the Supreme Court and the election; now the uninsured can sign up for coverage in about 11 months.
26. A Season for More
- Monday, October 29, 2012
Last season, the Grizzlies made the playoffs and even earned home-court advantage for their first-round series against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Last season, the Tigers made the NCAA Tournament after winning the regular season and tournament Conference USA championships.
27. Sullivan Branding Celebrates Year of Integration
- Wednesday, October 24, 2012
In Sullivan Branding’s new digs in the Toyota Center, matted images depicting what inspires each employee adorn the walls.
Principal and CEO Brian Sullivan’s contribution is a picture of Mount Everest. But he’s not actually inspired by the daunting mountain itself or the 2,000 people who have climbed it.
28. Nightmare Election Scenarios Worry Both Parties
- Friday, October 19, 2012
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) – Here in a county that knows a thing or two about Election Day meltdowns, both parties are fretting over what might go seriously wrong before, during or just after the Nov. 6 presidential election.
29. Armstrong Steps Down as Livestrong Chairman
- Thursday, October 18, 2012
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Lance Armstrong stepped down as chairman of his Livestrong cancer-fighting charity and Nike severed ties with him as fallout from the doping scandal swirling around the famed cyclist escalated Wednesday.
30. Business Making an Anti-Regulation Pitch to Voters
- Wednesday, September 19, 2012
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.
31. Looking to Tomorrow
- Wednesday, June 13, 2012
The Martin Institute for Teaching Excellence’s 2012 Summer Conference opens its two-day run Wednesday, June 13, with 500 educators from the region and a fourth-grade teacher from Virginia with a board game popular with educators struggling to teach critical thinking skills.
32. Fla. Company Buys Cordova Retail Center
- Friday, June 08, 2012
Coral Springs, Fla.-based Swiss Capital Group LLC has acquired The Shops of Woodland Hills in Cordova for $3.1 million.
33. Colonnade at Germantown Sells for $23 Million
- Tuesday, April 17, 2012
7491 Wyndhurst Place or 7455 Wolf River Blvd.
Germantown, TN 38138
34. Virginia Run Warehouses Sell for $1.4 Million
- Friday, April 13, 2012
Memphis-based TI Properties LLC has bought four warehouses totaling about 26,300 square feet near the intersection of Virginia Run Cove and Summer Avenue for $1.4 million.
35. Obama-Romney Showdown Starts Off With a Harsh Tone
- Thursday, April 12, 2012
MENDENHALL, Pa. (AP) — The 2012 presidential general election has begun. It won't be pretty.
Tuesday marked Day One, in essence, of the contest between the two virtually certain nominees, Republican Mitt Romney and Democratic President Barack Obama. Rick Santorum's departure removed the last meaningful bump from Romney's path to the GOP nomination. Romney and Obama wasted no time in portraying the voters' choice in dire, sometimes starkly personal terms.
36. Economy Adds 227K Jobs, Jobless Rate Unchanged
- Monday, March 12, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – The United States added 227,000 jobs in February as the nation has put together the strongest three months of job growth since the Great Recession, boding well for President Barack Obama's re-election chances.
37. Obama's New Budget: Higher Taxes for the Wealthy
- Tuesday, February 14, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama unveiled a $3.8 trillion spending plan on Monday that seeks to achieve $4 trillion in deficit reduction over the next decade but does little to restrain growth in the government's huge health benefit programs, a major cause of future deficits.
38. Obama Details Broader Housing Plan
- Thursday, February 02, 2012
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) – President Barack Obama called on Congress Wednesday to make it easier for millions of additional homeowners to refinance their mortgages at lower interest rates even if they owe more than their homes are worth. He conceded that his administration's housing plans so far have not lived up to their promise.
39. Obama's Health Overhaul Lags in Many States
- Tuesday, January 24, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Here's a reality check for President Barack Obama's health overhaul: Three out of four uninsured Americans live in states that have yet to figure out how to deliver on its promise of affordable medical care.
40. LNR Buys Germantown Apartments for $17.1M
- Tuesday, December 13, 2011
7491 Wyndhurst Place or
7455 Wolf River Blvd.
Germantown, TN 38138
41. Merchants & Farmers Buys Foreclosed Warehouses
- Thursday, December 08, 2011
Merchants & Farmers Bank has bought six parcels containing four warehouses near the intersection of Virginia Run Cove and Summer Avenue at a foreclosure sale for $1.4 million. The substitute trustee who sold the property is Dudley B. Bridgforth.
42. Google's Maps Go Indoors With New Mobile Feature
- Wednesday, November 30, 2011
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Google's next frontier in digital mapping will span the world's shopping malls and airports.
An upgrade of Google's mobile mapping service released Tuesday includes directions within stores, malls, airports and transit centers in the U.S. and Japan.
43. Obama's Medicare Nominee Gets GOP Leader's Support
- Wednesday, November 30, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama's Medicare nominee Tuesday got unexpected support from one of Congress' Republican stars. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor told The Associated Press that Marilyn Tavenner is "eminently qualified" to run Medicare.
44. Feds Seize 150 Websites in Counterfeit Crackdown
- Tuesday, November 29, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal authorities have shut down 150 websites accused of selling knock-off or pirated merchandise to unsuspecting online bargain hunters.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton and Assistant U.S. Attorney Lanny A. Breuer announced the results of the ICE and FBI three-month investigation on "Cyber Monday," the day that for many shoppers kicks off the online holiday shopping season.
45. Longtime TDN Subscriber Wilson Lumber Endures
- Tuesday, November 01, 2011
Despite an overall decline in the region’s lumber industry, reliability, personalized customer care and carving out a market has kept family-owned Wilson Lumber Co. Inc. in business for nearly half a century.
46. McGuire Joins Accounting Firm Dixon Hughes Goodman
- Friday, October 21, 2011
Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, the new firm formed earlier this year with the combination of Memphis accounting firm Dixon Hughes PLLC and Virginia-based accounting firm Goodman & Co. LLP, has a new senior manager in Memphis leading the office’s financial institutions services group.
47. Touring NC, Obama Seeks Jobs Votes, Piece by Piece
- Tuesday, October 18, 2011
FLETCHER, N.C. (AP) – Railing against Republicans, President Barack Obama on Monday pushed for a jobs package that Congress is splintering into pieces, with Senate Democrats planning to start with a plan to help states hire teachers, police and firefighters. In campaign mode on the road, Obama accused Republicans senators of saying no to helping Americans.
48. Still a Newspaperman
- Monday, October 10, 2011
Faith, family, philanthropy, a love of basketball and a passion for the newspaper business are the foundations of Memphian John Paul Jones’ life.
49. Back into the Fold
- Monday, October 03, 2011
Before there was South Bluffs, there was French Fort.
Before the Hernando DeSoto Bridge was built and city zoning regulations placed more distance between commercial, industrial and residential areas, this neighborhood by the trio of older Mississippi River bridges south of Downtown survived in one of the most historic and isolated parts of the city.
50. Obama, GOP Trumpet Jobs Plans in Silicon Valley
- Tuesday, September 27, 2011
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) – The debate over how to create jobs has moved to Silicon Valley, where the president and Republican leaders were each taking to the Internet to trumpet their agendas and win over young voters.
51. House GOP Plan Would Cut FAA's Budget 5 Percent
- Monday, September 12, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – House Republicans plan to attach a 5 percent cut in the Federal Aviation Administration's budget to legislation necessary to prevent another shutdown of the agency, according to a GOP summary of the bill provided to lobbyists.
52. Bloomberg to Pay $990M for Legal Research Company
- Friday, August 26, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Financial data and news company Bloomberg LP said Thursday that it will pay $990 million for BNA, a publisher of legal, tax and regulatory information.
53. Obama Announces Fuel Standards for Big Vehicles
- Wednesday, August 10, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Fire trucks and concrete mixers, semis, heavy-duty pickups and all trucks in between will, for the first time, have to trim fuel consumption and emissions of heat-trapping gases under new efficiency standards announced Tuesday by President Barack Obama.
54. Fundraising Conference to Unite Area’s Charitable Orgs
- Thursday, July 28, 2011
The Mid-South is home to more than 3,000 nonprofits, and fundraising professionals in Memphis – known as one of the nation’s most philanthropic cities. It is a group that is increasingly engaged in programs that help them keep up-to-speed on trends and developments in the nonprofit sector.
55. U of M Event Honors City’s Legal Pillars
- Thursday, July 28, 2011
They’ve argued landmark cases in Memphis courtrooms in addition to representing everyday clients. They’ve grown into lions of the local legal profession. And they’ve helped tilt the course of history in the city.
56. Dem Luckett Touts Economic Record in Miss Gov's Race
- Wednesday, July 27, 2011
CLARKSDALE, Miss. (AP) — Bill Luckett still vividly remembers his first work in helping renovate buildings. He was a ninth grader, and he sanded walls for house painters in his hometown of Clarksdale.
57. Former Pitt Mayor Discusses Infrastructure Challenges
- Thursday, June 30, 2011
Former Pittsburgh Mayor Tom Murphy drove to Memphis Tuesday, June 28, from Nashville to speak at an Urban Land Institute program on infrastructure held at the University of Memphis.
58. Gov't Cuts Rates for Hard-to-Insure Patients
- Wednesday, June 01, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – The government is cutting premiums by up to 40 percent in nearly two dozen states and implementing other changes to make it easier for people with pre-existing medical conditions to get health insurance.
59. Amazon Failure Takes Down Sites Across Internet
- Friday, April 22, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Scores of websites and Internet services like Foursquare and Reddit crashed or had limited availability Thursday because of problems at a data center run by Amazon.com.
60. After Bankruptcy Auction, Davis-Kidd Likely To Close
- Friday, April 22, 2011
Attorneys for The Joseph-Beth Group, parent company of Davis-Kidd Booksellers, have filed a notice with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky giving a brief run-down of Wednesday’s auction of the bankrupt book chain.
61. Dixon Hughes, Goodman on Track for Merger
- Monday, March 28, 2011
The merger of one of the largest accounting firms in Memphis with a large Virginia-based accounting firm is on track for completion.
Effective April 1, the firms Dixon Hughes PLLC and Goodman & Company LLP will combine to form Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, with the new entity employing more than 1,700 people in 30 existing offices through 11 states and Washington.
62. County Atty: Jackson Strong-Armed Clerk Employees
- Monday, December 06, 2010
Two years after Otis Jackson upset incumbent Republican General Sessions Court Clerk Chris Turner, Jackson is the focus of a criminal investigation that could end his brief time in elected office.
63. GOP Panel to Weigh Tenn. Party Registration Plan
- Friday, December 03, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The executive committee of the state Republican Party is expected to consider a proposal Saturday to require party registration to vote in Tennessee primaries.
Committee member Mark Winslow, a former executive director of the state party, said the proposal already has the support of 12 of the committee's 66 members.
64. GOP Congressmen: Dollars Will Keep Coming to Tenn.
- Wednesday, November 24, 2010
CHATTANOOGA (AP) – Two newly elected Republicans who campaigned against congressional earmarks and advocated spending cuts say they will work to keep federal dollars flowing to research and defense projects in the Tennessee Valley.
65. Hobbled Dems, Eager GOP Back for Lame-Duck Session
- Tuesday, November 16, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – Dejected Democrats and invigorated Republicans returned to the Capitol Monday to face a mountain of unfinished business and greet more than 100 mainly Republican freshmen-elect lawmakers determined to change how they do that business.
66. Action! We Belong in the Movies
- Friday, August 06, 2010
Gene Hackman has a big head.
I’m not talking ego, the man really does have a head the size of a medicine ball. I know because I stood next to him one morning in Court Square chatting about the Hebe Fountain. Okay, he wasn’t actually talking to me, he was talking to the little guy on the other side of him – Tom Cruise. Maybe 5-7, depending on his shoes. They were here shooting “The Firm.”
67. GOP Looks to Erase Democrats' Comfy House Majority
- Tuesday, August 03, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – No fewer than 65 House seats across the country – an overwhelming majority held by Democrats – are at risk of changing political hands this fall, enough to bolster Republican hopes of regaining power and stoke fears in President Barack Obama's party of losing it.
68. 1.3 Million Unemployed Won't Get Benefits Restored
- Friday, July 02, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – More than 1.3 million laid-off workers won't get their unemployment benefits reinstated before Congress goes on a weeklong break for Independence Day.
And hundreds of thousands more will lose their benefits in the coming weeks.
69. Voters Back Anti-DC, Anti-Establishment Candidates
- Thursday, May 20, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – With the electorate’s intense anger reverberating across the country, this is all but certain: It’s an anti-Washington, anti-establishment year. And candidates with ties to either better beware.
70. Cody Named Co-Chair Of Society Of Attorneys General Emeritus
- Thursday, April 01, 2010
Attorney Michael Cody of Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC was recently named co-chairman of the Society of Attorneys General Emeritus (SAGE).
71. Hoop Dreams
- Friday, March 26, 2010
The name “John Paul Jones” is etched on the newsroom office door of The Daily News building in Downtown Memphis and also on the main entrance of a 16,000-seat arena at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.
72. States Scramble after High Court Election Ruling
- Monday, March 15, 2010
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court's rejection of decades-old campaign spending limits gives states scant time to face an election-year dilemma: brace for a flood of new money in politics, or find new ways to rein it in.
73. Obama Report: 95,000 Jobs To Come Each Month
- Friday, February 12, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. is likely to average 95,000 more jobs each month this year, while personal savings will remain high as credit remains tight, according to a White House report released Thursday.
74. Ash Air Quality Data Thrown Out Because of Lab Errors
- Thursday, January 28, 2010
KINGSTON, Tenn. (AP) - A federal environmental official said some air quality data collected at the site of a December 2008 coal ash spill at the Tennessee Valley Authority's Kingston Plant is worthless because of laboratory mistakes but the air quality in the area is good, thanks partly to rainy weather.
75. Jobless Benefits Extension Hits Snag in Senate
- Friday, October 02, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - A House-passed bill to give another 13 weeks of unemployment benefits to people from states where the jobless rate is at least 8.5 percent has bogged down in the Senate because of resistance from lawmakers whose states have lower unemployment and would be left out.
76. 39-Year Sen. Douglas Henry to Face Dem Challenge
- Wednesday, September 30, 2009
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Nashville lawyer Jeff Yarbro announced Tuesday he will mount a Democratic primary challenge to state Sen. Douglas Henry, the chamber's longest serving member.
- Friday, September 25, 2009
The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art will host screenings of John Michael McCarthy’s film “Cigarette Girl” today and Saturday at 1 p.m. at the museum, 1934 Poplar Ave. Cost is $5 for members and $7 for nonmembers.
78. House Moves to Extend Unemployment Benefits
- Tuesday, September 22, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Despite predictions the Great Recession is running out of steam, the House is taking up emergency legislation this week to help the millions of Americans who see no immediate end to their economic miseries.
- Friday, September 18, 2009
Methodist University Hospital will sponsor a pre-hospital-care stroke symposium today at 8:15 a.m. at the FedEx Institute of Technology, 3720 Alumni Ave. The symposium for EMTs, paramedics, emergency responders and hospital staff is free, but preregistration is required. For more information, call 1-888-777-5959.
80. Marijuana Farming Rebounds in Economic Hard Times
- Friday, September 11, 2009
BARBOURVILLE, Ken. (AP) - Machete-wielding police officers have hacked their way through billions of dollars worth of marijuana in America's top pot-growing states to stave off a bumper crop sprouting in the tough economy.
81. TVA Appeals Deadline for Plant Emissions Cleanup
- Monday, June 01, 2009
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Valley Authority filed notice Friday that it will appeal a federal court ruling requiring an accelerated cleanup of coal-fired power plant emissions affecting air quality in North Carolina.
82. Ridder Is New Circuit Court Judge
- Tuesday, April 07, 2009
Attorney Lorrie Ridder is the new Shelby County Circuit Court judge for Division 4.
Gov. Phil Bredesen selected Ridder and announced her appointment today to the vacancy created by the January death of Rita Stotts.
83. Questioning Stanford’s Returns Could Get You Fired
- Monday, February 23, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) – While R. Allen Stanford’s investors were swallowing claims of vast returns on safe investments, some of his employees weren’t so sure.
84. Williams Election Completes NE Tenn. Power Shift
- Friday, January 23, 2009
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Republican takeover of the General Assembly has been accompanied by a geographical power shift that may finally put to rest the old saying that Tennessee ends in Knoxville.
85. Small Business Woes Have Big Impact on US Economy
- Wednesday, January 21, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) - Times are tough for small business owners, those whom politicians tout as the backbone of America. As the recession marches on, it's those businesses – which employ about half of the country's private-sector workers – that are particularly vulnerable to the squeeze.
86. Wamp Won’t Return to House If Governor Bid Fails
- Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Republican Zach Wamp on Tuesday ruled out running for re-election to his East Tennessee congressional seat if his 2010 gubernatorial bid doesn’t work out.
Wamp, 51, has about $550,000 left in his federal campaign account, but told reporters in Nashville that he’s not keeping that money in reserve.
87. IBM to Help Build Broadband Network in Power Lines
- Thursday, November 13, 2008
NEW YORK (AP) - IBM Corp. is throwing its considerable weight behind an idea that seemed to have faded: broadband Internet access delivered over ordinary power lines.
88. Both Parties Expect Democratic Senate Pickups
- Tuesday, November 04, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats counted on solidifying their thin leadership grip on the Senate as voters flocked to the polls Tuesday to fill 35 Senate seats. Embattled Republicans braced for losses but hoped they would be modest ones.
89. GOP Open Seats Boost Democrats House Chances
- Monday, October 27, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - A rush of Republican retirements has positioned Democrats to pick up 20 or more seats in the House and transform what might otherwise be a march to modest gains on Election Day into a wave to a lopsided majority.
90. Virginia Rippee & Associates Celebrates 25 Years Designing for Clients
- Monday, August 04, 2008
Local entrepreneur Virginia Rippee has always loved art and design, and she pursued that passion as a profession, building a career and a business around the field of interior design. Her firm, Virginia Rippee & Associates Interior Design, is now celebrating 25 years of serving residential and commercial clients – in and around Memphis.
91. New Memphis Pro Team Gives Players Shot at Basketball Dream
- Friday, May 30, 2008
A dozen Memphians are taking a different journey to what they hope will be NBA stardom. It’s a journey that includes weekend games in high school and college gymnasiums before small crowds. Practice sessions are worked in between 9-to-5 jobs and second jobs. There is very little glory and no guarantee.
92. Local Banks Ramp Up Lending Services
- Monday, March 24, 2008
Philip Fons admits it might sound a little "crazy" for a bank to expand its mortgage division in uncertain economic times such as these, but that's exactly what BankTennessee is doing.
The Collierville-based community bank, where Fons is executive vice president and head of the home-lending team, has added - and will continue to add - mortgage originators while other companies slash payroll in response to a slumping real estate market.
- Friday, October 19, 2007
The EEO/Federal Contractor's Liaison Association of the Mid-South will host an information seminar today from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the University of Memphis Fogelman Executive Center, 330 Innovation Drive. Cost is $100 for members and $125 for nonmembers. Contact Virginia Leonard at 528-4264 or email@example.com to register.
94. Homeowner Nightmares: Mortgage Crunch Impact Spreading Far and Wide
- Tuesday, August 28, 2007
The walls are bare, the closets are empty, and Connie and Timothy Pent and their two teenage children are living out of boxes as they wait for a dreaded knock at the door of their three-bedroom house in Ocala, Fla.
95. Thompson Senate Campaign Manager Takes Over Likely Prez Effort
- Thursday, August 09, 2007
WASHINGTON (AP) - Fred Thompson on Wednesday tapped the man he credits with saving his 1994 Senate campaign to take over his likely presidential bid.
Bill Lacy, a former strategist for Ronald Reagan, Bob Dole and Republican National Committee, will run day-to-day operations of Thompson's committee to "test the waters" for a presidential run.
96. New Architecture Program Gathers Steam at U of M
- Thursday, August 02, 2007
Since he arrived at the University of Memphis a decade ago, architecture professor Michael Hagge has been trying to establish a master of architecture (M.Arch) at the school.
Hagge, director of the architecture department, knew the degree would give the U of M a distinct advantage when recruiting or retaining students and preparing them to become architects.
97. Thompson Teeters on Presidential Edge
- Friday, June 01, 2007
In a generally favorable profile of former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson that ran in the May 20 edition of The Washington Post, Liz Garrigan wrote that she once compared the lawmaker's appearance to that of the "Star Trek" character Worf.
98. Can Chumney Out-Shark 'King Willie' in Mayoral Race?
- Friday, May 04, 2007
She was only an undergraduate student in her 20s at the time, but Carol Chumney still wanted to do something.
Her belief that the University of Memphis could improve its campus security came from the lack of safety she sometimes felt while walking around school.
99. Parkway Picks Commercial Alliance
- Monday, April 23, 2007
Memphis-based Commercial Alliance Management LLC has been tapped to handle all new leases for a Downtown office portfolio that includes the Morgan Keegan Tower, Falls Building and Toyota Center.
Those buildings are owned by Jackson, Miss.-based Parkway Properties Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT) that had contracted last fall with Trammell Crow Co. to lease the properties.
100. Presidential Hopeful McCain to Speak In Memphis
- Friday, April 13, 2007
When Republican presidential candidate John McCain addresses the Economic Club of Memphis next week, he'll bring to Memphis a campaign that already boasts several connections to the city.
For one thing, McCain - the Arizona senator who's one of a handful of contenders for the GOP's 2008 nomination - has enjoyed a long friendship with FedEx founder and CEO Frederick W. Smith. McCain's presidential exploratory committee was co-chaired by none other than Smith, a Vietnam veteran like McCain.