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1. House Passes Curbs on NSA Surveillance
- Friday, May 23, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – The House on Thursday passed legislation to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of American phone records, the first legislative response to the disclosures by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
2. $2 Million Building Permit Filed for Indoor Sports Facility
- Tuesday, February 11, 2014
237 Woodland Lake Drive
Cordova, TN 38018
Permit Cost: $2 million
Permit Date: Applied February 2014
Owner: Wes Misenhelter
Tenant: Wes Misenhelter
Details: Developer Wes Misenhelter has filed a $2 million building permit application for the indoor sports facility he is building on 237 Woodland Lake Drive in Cordova.
3. Obama Tightens Reins on Surveillance Programs
- Monday, January 20, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – Tightening the reins on the nation's sweeping surveillance operations, President Barack Obama on Friday ordered new limits on the way intelligence officials access phone records from hundreds of millions of Americans – and moved toward eventually stripping the massive data collection from the government's hands.
4. US Government Collecting Huge Number of Phone Records
- Friday, June 07, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The government is secretly collecting the telephone records of millions of U.S. customers of Verizon under a top-secret court order, according to the chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. The Obama administration is defending the National Security Agency's need to collect such records, but critics are calling it a huge over-reach.
5. New School Media Blends Film, Music Into ‘Funky’
- Monday, April 08, 2013
In 2007, Sean Faust and business partner Brad Ellis came together with Memphis music icon Doug Easley to create a company offering full-service audio and video recording and mixing services.
6. Baseball History
- Friday, March 29, 2013
The last time the Leftfield Loonies were heard from in Memphis, leftfield was near Early Maxwell Boulevard and Central Avenue at the Mid-South Fairgrounds and they were loony for the Memphis Chicks baseball team.
7. Redbirds Reconnection
- Monday, April 16, 2012
One of baseball’s enduring maxims is that anytime you go to a game you’ve got a chance to see something you’ve never seen before.
Apparently, this now applies off the field too, because a few weeks ago a group that included Magic Johnson as the front man paid $2.15 billion to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers from financially troubled owner Frank McCourt.
8. House and Senate Agree on Sweeping Defense Bill
- Wednesday, December 14, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Congress is pressing ahead with a massive $662 billion defense bill that requires military custody for terrorism suspects linked to al-Qaida, including those captured within the U.S., with lawmakers hoping their last-minute revisions will mollify President Barack Obama and eliminate a veto threat.
9. Senate Unveils Next Piece of Obama Jobs Bill
- Monday, October 24, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama's allies in the Senate on Friday unveiled the next piece of his failed $447 billion jobs measure to get a vote in the Senate: an almost $70 investment in infrastructure projects such as roads and bridges.
10. Travel Back in Time with Pinot Blanc ’09
- Monday, June 20, 2011
If the ancientness of the European wine industry conjures the whole historic fabric of heritage and romance, you’ll love this. The Kuentz family began making wine in Alsace in 1795. A marriage in 1895 created the firm of Kuentz-Bas. In 2004, the estate was acquired by Jean-Baptiste Adam, whose family has been involved in grape-growing and winemaking in Alsace since 1614; that’s right, a 14th generation winemaker using some of the same vineyards his ancestors used.
11. Rise of Vegetarianism Means More Choices
- Monday, May 30, 2011
According to a study commissioned in 2008 by Vegetarian Times, 3.2 percent of Americans – about 7.3 million people – follow a vegetarian-based diet. About 1 million of those people are vegan, meaning that they avoid eating not only animals but animal products. Another 10 percent, about 22.8 million, said that they “largely follow a vegetarian-inclined diet.”
12. Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey Hires Former Blogger
- Wednesday, February 23, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey has hired former political blogger Adam Kleinheider as his communications director.
13. Takeuchi Joins Memphis Veterinary Specialists
- Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Dr. Ai Takeuchi has joined Memphis Veterinary Specialists and PetMed Emergency Center as the facility’s first hospitalist.
Hometown: Kugenuma, Japan, but I grew up in Trinidad, U.S., Indonesia and Singapore as well.
Education: University of Pennsylvania, VMD; Mount Holyoke College, BA
Family: I am in Memphis with my husband, Chris, and my son, Aiden, who is almost 4 months old. We have a dog named Bovie and three cats: Rex, Mika and Lailee.
Activities you enjoy outside of work: Eating good food; I’m a foodie and love trying new restaurants. I also love to cook, horseback ride, read books and go on hikes or long walks with the family and our dog, Bovie.
Who has had the greatest influence on you? My mom had the most influence over me. She was a “Tiger Mom” and raising me in different countries while upholding cultural traditions must have been a challenge. She always pushed me to excel and I wouldn’t be where I am today without her support.
Why did you pursue a career as a veterinarian? At the age of 4, I went from wanting to be a bus driver to a veterinarian. I’ve always loved animals, and taking care of them is my dream job. They have no voice of their own and need someone to champion for them and take their interests at heart. They are all innocent little souls that need someone to watch over them.
What drew you to Memphis Veterinary Specialists? I wanted to work with boarded specialists who offered the highest level of medicine available. I enjoy emergency work as well as the challenges of complicated cases. It is imperative that I can give my clients a variety of medical options, including seeing a premier specialist.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments? Whenever I can say I helped a family cope with their pet’s illness and was able to ease both their pain and help their pet. That is a great accomplishment for me.
What do you most enjoy about your work? Making a difference in an animal’s life and their family’s life. Being able to bring comfort to both the pet and the family makes my job fabulous. Even if the diagnosis is not a good one, at least I can answer their questions and help them make the right decision for their family.
14. GPAC Stages Russian ‘Ballet Blanc’
- Monday, December 20, 2010
It may or may not be a white Christmas this year, but Germantown Performing Arts Centre promises a return of “white” ballet in January.
The Russian National Ballet Theatre’s production of “Les Sylphides” and “Romeo and Juliet” takes the stage Jan. 2 offering romantic reverie on two different levels.
15. Gallery Fifty Six Exhibit Explores ‘Energy Art’
- Tuesday, July 06, 2010
The summer heat in Memphis tends to slow the pace of life, but an international exhibition at Gallery Fifty Six in Midtown hopes to create new energy.
“Energizing Radiance 2010,” a compilation of 30 local and international artists’ work, explores the Energy Art Movement, a relatively new school of contemporary art in which imagery is less about interpretation and more about creating a physical sense of positivity, human interconnectedness and tolerance.
- Friday, June 25, 2010
Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects will host “A Modernist Ouroboros” by Adam Geary & Anthony Lee Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the ANF Gallery, 1500 Union Ave. The show will run through July 23. For more information, call 278-6868.
17. You May Not Know Them, But They Know You
- Friday, April 23, 2010
Cabs in Paris are about the size of clown cars, and putting more than three passengers in one has the same effect.
So, when the five of us arrived – my wife and I, our kids and my mother-in-law – we split up in two cabs. Gaines, 5 at the time, and I had the all-guy cab. The front seat passenger was a dog the driver referred to as “le navigateur.”
18. Glankler Brown’s Hancock Elected Bar Foundation Fellow
- Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Jonathan C. Hancock of Glankler Brown PLLC has been elected a Fellow of the Tennessee Bar Foundation, an association of 710 attorneys across the state.
19. GM Shares Reach 75-Year Low Amid Bankruptcy Talk
- Monday, March 09, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) - General Motors Corp. shares fell to their lowest point in more than 75 years Friday, as investors fretted that the ailing automaker may be forced to file for bankruptcy protection despite government help.
20. FDIC Plan Tests Limits of Leniency
- Tuesday, November 04, 2008
ANTIOCH, Calif. – When the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. seized control of IndyMac Bancorp – the nation's 10th-largest mortgage lender by loan volume – the agency vowed to ease terms for many of its troubled borrowers. In doing so, the FDIC wanted to show the mortgage industry how it could slash home foreclosures by making decisions both sensible and humane.
21. Double Deuce Taps Unfilled Void
- Thursday, June 14, 2007
Perhaps it shouldn't be surprising that a pair of business partners with unique sports backgrounds parlayed that intensity into getting Beale Street's newest hotspot off the ground.
Their brainchild, the Double Deuce Saloon, is the only full-time country music bar on Beale and opened next door to the New Daisy Theatre last month, during the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.
22. Memphis Recognizes Stax Legacy With Year Of Celebration
- Monday, March 05, 2007
When asked recently about his visit to the Stax Museum of American Soul Music in November, British newspaper reporter Adam Gretton recalled his visceral reaction upon getting an up-close look at the Memphis music landmark.
23. Prestidge Chosen to Head Kroger Delta Division
- Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Mark Prestidge has been promoted to president of The Kroger Co.'s Delta Division. The Delta Division is based in Memphis and includes 111 Kroger stores in Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. Prestidge succeeds Richard Tillman, who recently announced his retirement after a 42-year career with Kroger. Prestidge previously served as vice president of operations for Kroger's Southwest Division.
24. Archived Article: Benchmark
- Thursday, December 06, 2001
Adams Mark settles with NAACP
Adams Mark settles with NAACP
Adam's Mark Hotels & Resorts agreed to pay the largest discrimination settlement ever paid by a hotel company $1.1 million to Florida's historically black colleges and to hotel gu...
25. Archived Article: Benchmark
- Thursday, August 09, 2001
Adam's Mark drops NAACP lawsuit Adam's Mark drops NAACP lawsuit Adam's Mark Hotels and Resorts dropped a lawsuit filed against the NAACP after a judge turned down the company's request to stop the civil rights group from boycotting its hotels. ``I f...
26. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, January 28, 1998
State Technical Institutes corporate center has added three assistant directors to its staff: State Technical Institutes corporate center has added three assistant directors to its staff: Jane Sipes is the new assistant director of distance learning...
27. Archived Article: Benchmark Cases
- Thursday, November 09, 1995
benchmark cases Shepard Tissue Inc. vs. United Paperworkers International Union. The company that bought Kimberly-Clark's operation on Presidents Island is lashing out against the company's union for a series of complaints filed with the National La...