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- Saturday, November 23, 2013
Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir and the Delta Sigma Theta Memphis Alumnae Chapter will hold “Home for the Holidays: A Housing and Economic Empowerment Collaborative” Saturday, Nov. 23, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Hickory Ridge Mall, 6075 Winchester Road. The event will include a small-business resource center, legal clinic, Homebuyer’s Corner, H.O.M.E. financial literacy and budgeting workshop, and more. Visit memphisalumnaedst.org.
- Friday, November 22, 2013
The 2013 Memphis International Jazz Festival will be held through Sunday, Nov. 24, in Downtown Memphis and the South Main Historic Arts District. Visit memphisinternationaljazzfestival.com for a lineup.
3. For Financial Strength, Question Old Rules
- Wednesday, November 06, 2013
One of the great things about loving what you do is that it doesn’t seem like work. On Saturdays when I go to “work” at the radio station, I have the amazing experience of not only being a radio show host, but also being somewhat of financial doctor.
4. ‘Culinary Adventure’
- Saturday, October 12, 2013
Kim Fuqua is always adding something new to the menu of events she’s planning for Memphis’ community of foodies who are hungry for fresh dishes and drinks to sample.
5. Flinn, Whalum Differ on Sales Tax Hike Ballot Question
- Tuesday, October 08, 2013
To Memphis City Council member Shea Flinn, the only uncertainty about the proposed citywide half-cent sales tax hike on the Nov. 21 ballot is the outcome of the vote.
To former Shelby County Schools board member Rev. Kenneth Whalum, nothing in the ballot question comes close to assuring the money will cover prekindergarten expansion costs the tax is supposed to guarantee.
6. Moody's: Established Gambling Markets Faltering
- Monday, September 23, 2013
LAS VEGAS (AP) – Established gambling towns like Las Vegas and Atlantic City are hurting as more states start welcoming bettors' dollars, Moody's Investors Service warned this week.
The credit rating agency issued a report describing a shift in casino tax revenues away from New Jersey, Indiana and Nevada to new markets in places like Pennsylvania, Illinois and Ohio.
7. Henry Turley Co. Files Permits for South Junction
- Tuesday, August 27, 2013
727 E. Mann Circle; 726. E. Mann Circle; 725 W. Mann Circle; 35 W. Georgia Ave.; 649 Florida St.; 18 W. Carolina Ave.; 9 E. Carolina Ave.
Memphis, TN 38103
Permit Costs: $1.5 million; $1.5 million; $1.5 million; $1.5 million; $1.5 million; $1.5 million; $1.4 million
8. Driver’s Seat
- Friday, August 23, 2013
Don Ward hasn’t been on the road in one of his trucks in about three years, but he still wouldn’t be in any other business.
9. Jaguar, Land Rover Dealership Files Loan
- Wednesday, August 21, 2013
The owner of the Bluff City Jaguar Land Rover dealership at 6335 Wheel Cove in East Memphis has filed a $4.8 million loan for the property.
10. $3 Million Slot Machine Jackpot Won in Tunica
- Friday, July 26, 2013
A Southaven man has won a $3 million jackpot at the Fitz Casino & Hotel in Tunica.
The man, identified in a news release as Christopher B., was playing a $5 statewide progressive Wheel of Fortune slot machine Sunday when he won.
11. Cohen Expresses Doubts Over NSA Claims
- Tuesday, June 25, 2013
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen doesn’t remember the National Security Agency and intelligence officials briefing Congress on their gathering of telephone and email records and the tracking of the communications of millions of American citizens. But he has his doubts because he says the agencies involved routinely lie.
12. Eureka Encourages Girls to Explore STEM Fields
- Wednesday, June 19, 2013
A small group of girls huddled around a car-like robot with long sensors as they worked on making sure the car will be able to complete a programmed route at an exhibition next week.
“Try this in front Dennisha,” said Ashley Jones, as she handed Dennisha Williams a small gray wheel.
13. River Infrastructure Fee Tough Sell in DC
- Thursday, May 16, 2013
U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher told a group of business owners and others who work on the Mississippi River that the political environment in Washington is changing.
Fincher is a member of the Congressional Mississippi River Caucus that is pushing for continuing funding for infrastructure along the river.
14. One End to the Other
- Friday, May 03, 2013
GET IT TOGETHER. Cooper is on fire. From the cougars in the zoo to the cougars in Alchemy, the viewing is best at feeding time. From the lions at the zoo to the lyonnaise salad at 1912, this is a stretch to strut in.
15. Test Drive
- Friday, May 03, 2013
When car sharing meets the parking and driving practices of Memphians on the streets of Downtown, the encounter could go so many ways between bad and good.
So when Zipcar parked four cars in four on-street parking spaces Downtown last month, there were a lot of questions first about how car sharing works but also about whether the national trend would apply to a city with a unique driving culture.
16. New Hearing-Impaired Driver Exemptions
- Monday, April 08, 2013
The U.S. Department of Labor reports that there will be a 21 percent increase in the job growth for truck drivers over the next 10 years. Currently, more than 20,000 truck driver positions nationwide go unfilled.
17. Design Review Board to Discuss Artspace, Bass Pro
- Saturday, March 02, 2013
The Downtown Memphis Commission Design Review Board will discuss three major concepts at its Wednesday, March 6, meeting.
There is a construction application for Artspace Projects Inc.’s South Main Artspace Lofts, an adaptive reuse of the former United Warehouse at 138 St. Paul Ave. behind The Arcade Restaurant.
18. Design Review Board to Discuss Artspace, Bass Pro
- Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The Downtown Memphis Commission Design Review Board will discuss three major concepts at its Wednesday, March 6, meeting.
There is a construction application for Artspace Projects Inc.’s South Main Artspace Lofts, an adaptive reuse of the former United Warehouse at 138 St. Paul Ave. behind The Arcade Restaurant. The $12.5 million project will also include the new construction of a building over what is currently a parking lot with 44 live/work spaces, as well as more than 20,000 square feet of commercial space, which includes gallery space and an outdoor arts garden and performance plaza. Construction is planned to commence in October with an expected placed-in-service date in November 2014.
19. For Love of Money
- Thursday, February 14, 2013
The staples of a great Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart – flowers, candy and delicious food – equal big business for local establishments specializing in romantic fare.
Annual Valentine’s Day spending in the U.S. totals more than $13 billion, according to numbers from the Retail Advertising and Marketing Association and statisticsbrain.com. The average consumer spends $120 wooing that special someone on Valentine’s Day.
20. Racing Time
- Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Next month, a siren song in the form of a 420-plus horsepower engine roar will beckon all manner of car enthusiasts, speed demons and adrenaline junkies to Memphis International Raceway in Millington.
21. More Holiday Givebacks
- Tuesday, December 04, 2012
Last week we shared some easy holiday givebacks with The Exchange Club Family Center, SRVS, Shield Inc. and Youth Villages. Keeping the spirit alive, this week let us share more ways you can celebrate the holidays while giving back, at the same time.
22. Analysts Expect Auto Sales to Stay Strong in September
- Tuesday, September 25, 2012
DETROIT (AP) – Whether it's out of necessity or desire, Americans continued to buy cars and trucks at a strong pace in September, according to industry analysts.
Data from dealerships across the nation show that new vehicle sales should hit an annual rate of 14.5 million vehicles for the month, continuing a rebound that began in June, according to J.D. Power and Associates and LMC Automotive.
23. Delayed Deliveries
- Monday, September 10, 2012
In Memphis several weeks ago for a breakfast with a dozen truck line owners, Dave Huneryager, the president and CEO of the Tennessee Trucking Association, took his own informal survey of the shortage of truck drivers.
24. ‘Memphis Rocks’
- Friday, August 31, 2012
A few months ago, a contestant from Memphis appeared on the TV game show “Wheel of Fortune.”
The host asked if Memphis, by chance, had a slogan for the city, to which the local contestant replied there isn’t one. But Jeremy Park, the indefatigable maestro behind the Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club and one of the city’s loudest cheerleaders, is eager to see something fill that void.
25. School Board to Consider Aitken’s Role in Transition
- Monday, August 27, 2012
Countywide school board members have been known to debate what is on their agenda for as long as an hour or so before moving on to other matters.
That may be the case Tuesday, Aug. 28, when the board picks up where it left off at their work session a week ago.
26. County’s Math Proves Problematic
- Friday, August 17, 2012
WE ALL LOSE, 7-1. While the suburbs cite the test performance of Memphis students as a primary reason to form their own systems, a closer examination reveals that they themselves seem to be lacking in a basic understanding of math.
27. John or Bill
- Friday, July 20, 2012
A PROPHET IS NOT WITHOUT HONOR, SAVE AROUND HERE. If William Faulkner looked out the window on this cloudy day he would see the still and always green magnolia leaves still and always sad still and always there still and always reminding remanding back still and always back in the sunless indolent superheated moment between a dark brooding now the even darker starker truth of then and the oppressive promise hanging in the coming storm of repeating the moment still and always the same.
28. River Watching: Mississippi Levels Dropping
- Wednesday, July 04, 2012
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) – Drought conditions are contributing to Mississippi River levels that may not be the lowest they've ever been but are still cause for concern.
"We've had barges running aground, shoaling in a few places. We've had some groundings but none have resulted in a major incident yet. There have been no injuries," Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Rebecca Walthour told The Clarion-Ledger.
29. Criminal Courts Work Toward E-Filing System
- Thursday, June 28, 2012
Before he was elected Criminal Court clerk in 2010, Kevin Key worked on the e-filing system in Circuit Court that made its debut this week along with the same system in Chancery Court.
And Key is now working toward an e-filing system for the Criminal Court system that presents some different challenges than those in Circuit or Chancery, which are civil courts.
30. Learning From Wrecks
- Friday, May 11, 2012
SPEAKING OF EDUCATION, WE DON’T LEARN. The weight of his robes bearing down, the certain confusion and probable chaos resulting from his next words, the U.S. District judge in Memphis adjusted his glasses, took a deep breath, and changed public education in his hometown forever.
31. Council Pursues Alternatives To Tax Hike
- Thursday, May 03, 2012
City Council member Ed Ford Jr.’s students finished their algebra tests this week and he took them to Chik-fil-A as a reward.
It is one of the few diversions Ford is allowing himself this budget season in which he and other council members are contemplating ways around the 47-cent property tax hike Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. has proposed for the fiscal year that begins July 1.
32. Bell Ringer
- Wednesday, May 02, 2012
Bricks are not normally seen as a sign of age. But walk past Downtown’s Calvary Episcopal Church and the weathered bricks on the church’s north side begin to tell the story of the oldest public building in Memphis still in continuous use.
33. Two-Wheeled Tours
- Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Tourists and other guests in Downtown Memphis can always leisurely stroll past landmarks like AutoZone Park and FedExForum as they take in the sights and sounds of the city.
But Segway Inc. has now made it possible for them to leave from The Peabody hotel and, well, to segue from one point to the next Downtown by riding as part of a guided tour.
34. Senate Passes Highway, Transit Programs Overhaul
- Thursday, March 15, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate voted Wednesday to overhaul transportation programs and keep aid flowing to thousands of construction projects while strengthening highway and auto safety.
35. ‘Wheel’ Now in Motion for New School System
- Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Those on the schools transition planning commission called it “the wheel.” Bartlett Mayor Keith McDonald called it “the wheel of education.”
36. AT&T Customers Surprised by 'Unlimited Data' Limit
- Tuesday, February 14, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – Mike Trang likes to use his iPhone 4 as a GPS device, helping him get around in his job. Now and then, his younger cousins get ahold of it, and play some YouTube videos and games.
37. Haslam Seeks Merger of 6 Environmental Panels
- Tuesday, February 07, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam's first effort to reduce state boards will merge six panels with significant environmental duties into three, affecting one with regulatory power over gas stations, including the family's Pilot Travel Centers.
38. Poll: Texting While Driving as Bad as Drunk Driving
- Thursday, January 26, 2012
A University of Tennessee poll shows an overwhelming majority of Tennesseans think texting behind the wheel is as unsafe as drunken driving. Yet 27 percent of respondents said they had texted while driving in the previous month.
39. States Unlikely to Heed NTSB Call for Cell Ban
- Monday, December 19, 2011
ST. LOUIS (AP) – Lawmakers in Missouri had the chance, after two buses packed with high school band members slammed into a freeway wreck caused by a teenager who was sending a flurry of text messages, to impose tougher limits on driver cellphone use. It got filibustered.
40. NTSB Recommends Banning Drivers’ Use of Elec. Devices
- Wednesday, December 14, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – States should ban all driver use of cell phones and other portable electronic devices, except in emergencies, the National Transportation Board said Tuesday.
The recommendation, unanimously agreed to by the five-member board, applies to both hands-free and hand-held phones and significantly exceeds any existing state laws restricting texting and cellphone use behind the wheel.
41. Shoppers Say 'Ho-Hum' Not 'Ho-Ho-Ho' to Sales
- Thursday, December 08, 2011
Used to be, customers would come running when stores cut prices. But these days, more Americans are becoming blasé about bargains.
Jennifer Beasley recently left a Toys R Us in Cary, N.C., unimpressed by the retailer's offers that day of 50 percent discounts on things like a $150 Sylvania tablet computer and a $45 My Baby Alive Doll.
- Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Talk Shoppe will present “Open Microphone Discussing Hot Business Topics” Wednesday, Nov. 23, 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 482-0354.
43. Pedicabs Debut Downtown, Rides Free for Now
- Tuesday, November 08, 2011
For now, the newest addition to Main Street mall traffic and Downtown traffic in general will run free of charge.
But the founders of Memphis Pedicab Co. are urging those who use the adapted three-wheel bicycles to get around Downtown to tip the drivers. Still to come is an ordinance that formally regulates pedicabs.
44. Victory Bicycle Spins its Wheels In Roomier Space on Broad
- Monday, November 07, 2011
Victory Bicycle Studio recently opened the doors to its new store at 2549 Broad Ave., just more than a year after its original location caught fire.
45. Memphian Cobb Joins MIFA As Meals on Wheels Director
- Wednesday, November 02, 2011
Trentwood Cobb has joined Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association as director of MIFA Meals on Wheels, which provides hot meals to senior citizens in the greater Memphis area.
46. Pinnacle Facing More Than $1M in FAA Fines
- Monday, October 24, 2011
MEMPHIS (AP) – Memphis-based Pinnacle Airlines Inc. is facing more than a million dollars in civil penalties for allegedly not complying with federal regulations.
47. Who’s To Blame?
- Friday, October 21, 2011
IS THIS OUR BEST SHOT? Evidently, after one of our state legislators falls off a barstool, another will take the stool – then take the wheel of his car. Loaded with a loaded gun.
Ophelia, meet Curry.
48. Inspire Loyalty in Customers, Protect Brand
- Wednesday, October 05, 2011
No marketing strategy can save a brand that fails to deliver on its brand promises. Absent customer service fundamentals, even the best-laid marketing plan will simply drive in one-time customers who wind up feeling duped in the end, likely sharing their unfortunate experiences. In the age of social media, it certainly doesn’t take much time to share those experiences with thousands of people – mere seconds in fact.
49. Opposites Attract in Exhibition
- Monday, September 12, 2011
Opposites attract in art as well as in love. A local art gallery hopes to attract audiences as well by exhibiting two artists from opposite ends of the country with diametrically opposing styles.
However, “Haute Chroma” opening Friday, Sept. 16, at T. Clifton Art, makes a singular statement about the use of bold color.
50. A Few More Stops on the French 75 Cocktail Circuit
- Monday, August 15, 2011
Several weeks ago, I wrote about the history of the French 75 cocktail and looked at two examples, one made by bartender Shawn Ilsley at Café 1912, the other concocted by Leanne Netherland at Circa.
51. River Test Bolsters Tenn. Inventor's Turbine Idea
- Monday, August 08, 2011
MEMPHIS (AP) – The metallic, wheel-shaped object looks like something taken off a spaceship from Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey," a futuristic creation born from a 15-year labor of science and love.
52. Feds Probe 2nd Ford-Made Vehicle for Wheel Problem
- Tuesday, August 02, 2011
DETROIT (AP) – The government has added the Mercury Milan to an investigation into reports of wheel studs breaking on some 2010 model Ford Fusion sedans.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the investigation now affects more than 317,000 of the midsize sedans, which are essentially the same car.
53. Ramping Up
- Monday, June 20, 2011
After four years of false starts and different locations, Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. broke ground on a rainy afternoon Thursday, June 16, for the city’s first public skatepark at Tobey Park.
“This way you know I won’t talk long,” Wharton said to a group of several dozen people, some of whom huddled under a nearby magnolia tree as he stepped out from under a tent into a then-light rain.
54. Hyundai Hope on Wheels Awards $40K to St. Jude
- Thursday, June 16, 2011
Memphis Hyundai dealers and Hyundai Hope on Wheels have announced St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is the recipient of a $40,000 Hyundai Scholar Grant.
The grant will support the research of St. Jude fellow Dr. Asha Pillai, who’s studying an application of natural killer T-cells for the treatment of pediatric malignancies.
The grant will be presented to Pillai at 10 a.m. Monday, June 20, during a Hope on Wheels Handprint Ceremony at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, where pediatric patients will place their handprints in colorful paint on a Hyundai Santa Fe to commemorate their brave battles against cancer.
Hyundai Hope on Wheels, a nonprofit organization, involves Hyundai Motor America and its more than 800 dealers across the U.S. working to raise awareness about childhood cancer and celebrate the lives of children battling the disease.
Since 1998, Hyundai Hope on Wheels has donated more than $34 million to childhood cancer research.
55. Quote Unquote L.J. Peter
- Thursday, June 02, 2011
I’ve been browsing “Peter’s Quotations: Ideas for Our Time” (1977). I’ve owned two copies for years. It’s never more than arm’s length away. It’s the most valuable quote book ever. Its compiler, Dr. Laurence J. Peter, co-authored “The Peter Principle,” a 1969 treatise on hierarchiology. He’s a genius.
- Friday, May 13, 2011
The Baccalaureate Service for the 162nd Session of Rhodes College will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church, 70 N. Bellevue Blvd.
57. Special Coverage: Mid-South Flooding
- Friday, May 06, 2011
DeWitt Spain Airport Inundated With Water
General DeWitt Spain Airport was inundated with flood waters early Thursday morning. Reports said around midnight, part of a berm washed out as well as part of North Second Street, which had already been closed because of rising water. A broken water main contributed to the high water.
58. Family Life Drives More Women Home for Work
- Monday, April 18, 2011
When Marci Lambert started her own studio in the fall of 2008, she discovered that photographing families doesn’t keep her from managing her own.
Being a busy mother herself strikes a chord with other mothers in need of her services, she said.
59. Freewheelin’ Franks Store is on the Sales Block
- Tuesday, April 12, 2011
After almost four decades in business, Frank Evans is moving on.
Freewheelin’ Franks, his offbeat store known for selling things such as rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia and tie-dyed shirts, is for sale.
60. 9 Percent of THP Spending Dedicated to Non-Traffic
- Tuesday, April 12, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee Highway Patrol's leadership says it wants to rename the agency the Tennessee State Patrol because its role has evolved beyond traffic enforcement in the years since it was established in 1929.
61. Myers Tire Finds ‘Ideal’ Spot in Miss.
- Friday, April 01, 2011
Airways Distribution Center at 8474 Marketplace Drive in Southaven is nearly at capacity with a new lease.
62. Yes! Reinvent the Wheel!
- Monday, March 21, 2011
If you are trying to invent something already invented, somebody, like my father, will say “Don’t try to reinvent the wheel, son.” For instance, when I was younger, I came across a strange-looking screw that wouldn’t work with what I knew to be a screwdriver, so Dad handed me a Phillips to replace mom’s kitchen knife I was trying to make work. “Don’t …….”
63. Fate of City, County Schools in Balance
- Monday, February 21, 2011
The most important part of a high-stakes, convoluted political drama started Feb. 16 when Memphians began casting early ballots on the schools consolidation question.
The events in this drama that began with the Nov. 2 election results have been unlike any other political potboiler this area has seen in some time.
64. Schools Showdown May Have Nashville Detour
- Wednesday, December 15, 2010
The compromise to the standoff between Shelby County’s two public school systems is a state legislative study committee that could be introduced on the first day of the legislative session next month in Nashville.
65. Collaboration Serves Purpose for Nonprofits
- Monday, December 06, 2010
In this week’s cover story, David Jordan of Agape Child and Family Services refers to the “Big C Word.”
Jordan and other nonprofit leaders are talking collaboration more and more in these difficult economic times. And it is a healthy trend, albeit one with roots in an economic crisis unseen since the Great Depression.
66. Aces Increases Presence With Two Leases
- Friday, December 03, 2010
Aces A/C Supply North has recently signed two leases in the region – one in Memphis and one in Jackson, Tenn.
Carrollton, Texas-based Aces, a representative of American Standard Heating and Air Conditioning, is a wholesaler of air conditioning and equipment and parts.
67. Hiring is Like A Box of Chocolates
- Monday, November 29, 2010
Hiring the right people is critical to the success of any small business but not far from the box of chocolates Forrest Gump spoke of. You never know what you are going to get. Sometimes it is creamy and smooth. Other times you dig in only to find a nut.
68. Real Estate Recycling
- Monday, November 08, 2010
If sustainability is defined as reuse of land and/or structures for new purposes, Hickory Hill may be the capital of the concept in Memphis.
Consider New Direction Christian Church, which found a home in a vacant big box store and now plans to transform a vacant and blighted apartment complex into a charter middle and high school with a performing arts center. The bulldozers began demolishing the Marina Cove apartments complex last month.
69. Despite Foreclosure Halt, Mortgage Crisis Not Over
- Wednesday, October 13, 2010
MIAMI (AP) – For most Americans at risk of losing their homes, the brutal business of foreclosure goes on.
Bank of America halted foreclosures across the country to address paperwork problems, but three other banks did so only in 23 states. Other banks holding millions of mortgages have not suspended any foreclosures.
70. Digital Bookmobile to Visit Memphis
- Tuesday, October 12, 2010
The Digital Bookmobile National Tour will make a stop in Memphis Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave.
71. It Must Be Easy
- Monday, October 04, 2010
Going through IBM sales school 101, emphasis was on being able to demonstrate products were easy to use. It was near the top of reasons why buyers bought. This is true now more than ever. It is safe to say that anything about your business process that is not easy is costing you business and profits. Anything you try to sell that is complicated or difficult will make it complicated and difficult to make a sale.
72. Enjoying the Ride
- Thursday, September 16, 2010
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.
73. U of M Goes Greene With Turbine Display
- Friday, September 10, 2010
The University of Memphis will display Inventor Geoff Greene’s water turbine, created to reduce global warming, Monday through Sept. 24 in the McWherter Library.
The exhibit, titled “Greene Power: A New Twist on a Turbine,” will include a poster, a wooden model and a 40-foot wheel to illustrate the size of the turbine.
74. Avoid the Dreaded Hamster Wheel
- Wednesday, August 25, 2010
One of the fastest paths to increasing revenue for about any business is to shorten the sales cycle with prospects you’re already calling on.
In this first in a three-part series on shortening the sales cycle, we’ll dive into uncovering prospect pain points and need realization.
75. Downtown's Hospital
- Wednesday, August 04, 2010
Patients in a hospital bed could always use one more supportive visit, gentle touch or encouraging word.
Sometimes, that’s also the case for the hospitals themselves.
The Regional Medical Center at Memphis, which has been buffeted in recent years by financial challenges, is one example. The safety-net hospital has a new CEO, is executing on a turnaround plan and is making strides to improve features of the hospital both large and small.
76. Lookin’ for Rain
- Thursday, July 15, 2010
At this time of year Tommy Harrison puts in a lot of windshield time behind the wheel of his extended-cab pickup.
77. Tenn. Texting While Driving Law Gets Limited Use
- Monday, July 12, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police across Tennessee are writing few citations under the year-old texting-while-driving law.
The statute went into effect in July 2009, allowing officers to write tickets to drivers they catch sending cell phone text messages while operating vehicles. The fine for violations is $50.
78. Realizing Dreams
- Tuesday, July 06, 2010
William Adair’s quad-cab, four-wheel-drive pickup truck is splattered with mud. The office where he parks it out back, a converted country home at the corner of Tenn. 196 and U.S. 72, is littered with maps.
79. BP Oil Collection Ramps Up; So Do Claims Questions
- Thursday, June 10, 2010
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP plans to bring in an oil-burning device and a tanker from the North Sea as it tries to contain the crude spewing into the Gulf of Mexico, a disaster creating headaches for people who make money off the sea and those processing their claims of financial loss.
80. Self-Realization: Dunderhead
- Monday, June 07, 2010
There is a time in your young life when you realize you are a mechanical dunderhead. One such realization came when I was trying to unscrew a strange screw on my bicycle that I had never seen before. It had no slot. It looked like the point of a knife would turn it, so I proceeded to break a few tips off mom’s steak knives before my dad appeared.
81. Wheels in Motion for Midtown CVS
- Friday, May 28, 2010
The regional developer of CVS pharmacies on Thursday announced plans to raze Union Avenue Methodist Church at Union and Cooper and build a drugstore.
The long-expected deal sets up another high-profile debate between progress and historic properties.
82. Wheels in Motion for Midtown CVS
- Thursday, May 27, 2010
The regional developer of CVS pharmacies today announced plans to raze Union Avenue Methodist Church at Union and Cooper and build a drugstore.
The long-expected deal sets up another high-profile debate between progress and historic properties.
83. Christie Medical Debuts New VeinViewer
- Thursday, May 06, 2010
Christie Medical Holdings Inc. has updated the vascular imaging device it acquired from Luminetx Corp. with the VeinViewer Vision, a more compact model that has a broader range of options.
84. Furniture Stores Struggle, Adapt Through Recession
- Tuesday, May 04, 2010
HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) - Richard Sexton's small furniture store has survived the recession by focusing on online sales. Steve Travers, meanwhile, is still in business because he fired four employees and renegotiated his lease. And Tad Lanford is trying a no-frills approach to selling sofas.
85. Circumstantial Evidence?
- Thursday, April 29, 2010
Literature and history buffs often have questioned whether William Shakespeare is a true historical figure or simply a pseudonym.
But members of the legal profession have become interested in the subject as well, focusing on the debate from an evidentiary perspective.
86. Gov't Set to Ban Texting by Truck, Bus Drivers
- Thursday, April 01, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Transportation Department on Wednesday proposed a ban on text messaging at the wheel by interstate truck and bus drivers, following up on its call to reduce distractions that lead to crashes.
87. Lee Appointed First Executive Director Of Memphis World Trade Club
- Friday, February 26, 2010
For 63 years, the Memphis World Trade Club operated without an executive director, instead relying solely on volunteer officers and board members.
The club, whose mission is to promote global trade for companies based in Memphis or with operations here, has hired its first paid employee with the appointment of Moriah Lee to the top position.
88. Legislation Templates Make Proposing Bills Easy
- Tuesday, February 16, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - For state legislators across the country, sponsoring bills can be as easy as filling in the blanks.
Groups from both ends of the political spectrum offer lawmakers model legislation requiring a minimal amount of tailoring from state to state. The nonpartisan Council of State Governments even issues an annual volume of "Suggested State Legislation" that this year includes templates for 54 bills.
89. Better Prospects
- Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Real estate investor John Bogdasarian might be from Ann Arbor, Mich., but it didn’t take him long to discover that the intersection of American Way and South Perkins Road was once infamous for its proximity to the old Mall of Memphis.
90. Black Lawmakers Grow Impatient with White House
- Friday, December 11, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Black lawmakers who have largely held their tongues during President Barack Obama's first year in office are stepping up their demands that the nation's first black president do more for minority communities hit hardest by the recession.
91. Tunica's New Cash Crop?
- Monday, December 07, 2009
When Xiaolin “Charles” Wang was introduced at an October press conference announcing plans to build a $1 billion hybrid automotive plant in Tunica County, he was described by the emcee as a man who “dreams big and drives fast.”
92. Wiggins Ready To Grab YLD Baton
- Thursday, November 19, 2009
Kyle M. Wiggins is ready to get behind the wheel.
Today at the Memphis Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division Annual Meeting and Elections, current YLD president Freeman Foster, an attorney for the Juvenile Court of Memphis and Shelby County, will pass the gavel to Wiggins.
93. Out of Bounds
- Monday, November 16, 2009
The August report from the NCAA calls him “student-athlete 1.” Everyone but the NCAA and the University of Memphis calls him Derrick Rose.
94. Don’t Just Accept Crime – Do Something About It
- Monday, October 05, 2009
By now, it should be apparent that there is no single way to deal with crime. Short- and long-term measures must be used – and coordinated.
Statistics are the most objective way to measure whether the struggle against a legacy of violence in our city is succeeding.
95. Stop Sign Ahead for Texting While Driving?
- Friday, October 02, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Determined to stop Americans from texting while driving, the Obama administration plans a campaign similar to past government efforts to discourage drunken driving and encourage the use of seat belts.
96. US Official: Distracted Driving a 'Menace'
- Thursday, October 01, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood called distracted driving a "menace to society" Wednesday, kicking off a two-day meeting on preventing drivers from using mobile devices behind the wheel.
97. Cash for Clunkers Generates 700,000 New Car Sales
- Thursday, August 27, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) – Cash for Clunkers generated nearly 700,000 new car sales and ended under its $3 billion budget, the Transportation Department reported Wednesday.
Releasing final data, the government said dealers submitted 690,114 vouchers totaling $2.88 billion. New car sales through the program ended late Monday, and dealers were allowed to submit paperwork to the government until late Tuesday.
98. AP Analysis: Banks Added 10,000 Branches in Boom
- Tuesday, August 18, 2009
DALLAS (AP) - Banks expanded at a breathtaking pace over the past five years, adding more than 10,000 full-service branches, but barely 1 in 10 were in inner-city, minority neighborhoods, another sign the financial spending spree skipped over substantial parts of the country.
99. Justin's Empire: Timberlake drives business interests where it all began
- Monday, August 10, 2009
Justin Timberlake might be best known for hit records, dance moves and sold-out concerts, but the 28-year-old entertainer extraordinaire is much more than a singer/dancer/performer. The award-winning, chart-topping Timberlake – or, simply, JT – has become an institution, a brand name that transcends his showbiz persona and carries as much cachet as any living celebrity.
100. Horizon Buyers Sue to Get Out Of Contracts
- Wednesday, July 01, 2009
Two lawsuits have been filed seeking to allow buyers of a Downtown condominium project out of their contracts.
The Shelby County Chancery Court lawsuits were filed last week against Riverside Bluffs LLC, which is selling the condo units at The Horizon, a 16-story high rise at 717 Riverside Drive, according to The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.