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1. Grizzlies Draft UCLA's Adams, Memphis Native Stokes -

Whether it will prove to be a telling remembrance or not, news of the Grizzlies selecting guard UCLA shooting guard Jordan Adams with the No. 22 overall pick in Thursday night’s NBA Draft was largely met with mild disdain, sweeping indifference and a dash of tilt-your-head curiosity.

2. Pahlow Wins Broker of the Year -

After enduring early struggles in his commercial real estate career, Scott Pahlow has reached the top of his industry.

Pahlow, an executive vice president with Newmark Grubb Memphis, was named Commercial Broker of the Year Thursday night at the Memphis Area Association of Realtors Commercial Council’s 13th annual Pinnacle Awards gala.

3. Sesley-Baymon Named CEO of Memphis Urban League -

Tonja Sesley-Baymon has been appointed president and CEO of the Memphis Urban League by its board of directors. Sesley-Baymon, who has worked with the league for eight years, previously served as programs director for the 70-year-old organization. In her new role, she will provide executive leadership to the league and advocate on behalf of social justice and economic issues affecting Memphis.

4. Suburban Voters Decide School Board Races -

Voters in Shelby County’s six suburban towns and cities elected their respective municipal schools boards Thursday, Nov. 7 with low voter turnouts that reflected that most of the school board positions on the ballots were one-candidate uncontested races.

5. Suburban School Board Early Vote In -

The early vote is in for the Thursday, Nov. 7, suburban school board races in Shelby County’s six suburban towns and cities which are forming their own municipal school districts.

Only six of the school board races are contested with Lakeland voters choosing from a single list of seven contenders for five positions on the Lakeland school board.

6. Election Day Arrives for Municipal School Boards -

Voters in Shelby County’s six suburban towns and cities go to the polls Thursday, Nov. 7, for the second time in a year to elect school boards for their respective municipal school districts.

7. New House GOP Plan as Debt-Limit Deadline Nears -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Time growing desperately short, House Republicans pushed for passage of legislation late Tuesday to prevent a threatened Treasury default, end a 15-day partial government shutdown and extricate divided government from its latest brush with a full political meltdown.

8. Office Team Helps Colliers Expand Local Footprint -

As a part of the Colliers International office in Memphis’ growth strategy, the brokerage office has been expanding its presence in the office sector over the past year by adding a new office team consisting of Frazier Baker and Will Barden.

9. Early Voting Expands in District 91 Primary -

Early voting in the Democratic primary special election for State House District 91 expands Friday, Sept. 27, from the Shelby County Election Commission’s Downtown offices, 157 Poplar Ave., to three satellite locations.

10. A Tasteful List Updated for 2013 -

A LIST YOU CAN SINK YOUR TEETH INTO. Hello, my name is Dan and I’ll be your server.

Presenting the third edition of the Tasteful List, updated for 2013 – second and third helpings, this year’s specials, delicious memories – an alphabetical survey of local flavor in one decidedly local man’s opinion.

11. Events -

Kiwanis Club of Memphis will meet Wednesday, Sept. 4, from noon to 1 p.m. at The University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir will speak. Cost is $18 for nonmembers.

12. Arkansas Lawmakers Plan Refresher Course on Ethics -

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – With an ex-lawmaker under investigation for his campaign spending money on personal items and the state's lieutenant governor facing questions about his campaign finance reports, Arkansas lawmakers are about to receive a refresher course on the state's ethics laws.

13. Made in Memphis -

Memphis’ geography is limited to roughly 300 square miles, but its identity stretches beyond the city limits, resonating to the far corners of the globe.

The city’s brand has obvious cornerstones, such as its place in the nation’s cultural topography. But setting aside those no-brainers, like the rock ‘n’ roll innovator whose mansion in Whitehaven still attracts gawkers from around the world, a lot of what makes Memphis’ story is the story of what’s made in Memphis.

14. Beebe: Working Quickly to Pick New Arkansas Treasurer -

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe said Wednesday he hopes to name a replacement in the next several days for the state treasurer, who resigned over accusations she took cash bribes from a bond broker.

15. Taste of Jubilee to Benefit Underprivileged Students -

Founded in 1947, St. John Catholic School at 2717 Lamar Ave. was once the largest Catholic school in Memphis.

16. Commercial Practitioners Have Voice With Council -

The Memphis Area Association of Realtors Commercial Council has grown and evolved over the past nine years since its inception, with membership increasing from 150 members in 2004 to more than 350 members this year.

17. Arkansas Senate Overrides Veto of Abortion Bill -

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – The Arkansas Senate voted Thursday to override a veto of a near-ban of abortions starting in the 20th week of pregnancy and backed a separate measure that would only allow the procedures before the 12th week, with few exceptions.

18. Hollywood Feed Expands, Renews Local Leases -

Hollywood Feed has renewed and expanded two of its Memphis locations.

The Memphis-based natural and holistic pet food merchant is growing its 2648 Broad Ave. warehouse from 44,400 square feet to 77,763 square feet.

19. Restaurants See Plenty of Activity in 2012 -

There were new restaurant openings, expansions and major milestones celebrated.

Alliances were formed, events were debuted and, of course, a few joints were shuttered.

In most respects, 2012 was a banner year for the Memphis food scene, and 2013 could be even more promising, said Patrick Reilly, owner of Majestic Grille and president of the Memphis Restaurant Association.

20. I-Bank Grows in Namesake East Memphis Office Tower -

Independent Bank has expanded its headquarters at I-Bank Tower to primarily accommodate its Mortgage Lending Division.

21. Obama's Health Care Overhaul Turns Into a Sprint -

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.

22. Green Girl to Create Indoor Vertical Farm -

A group of food professionals is working toward supplying restaurants with local produce while improving the health of Memphians and fighting urban blight.

Green Girl Produce plans to leverage technology to create the city’s first indoor vertical farm, providing the community with cost-effective, year-round organic mircogreens. By leasing an old 1,260-square-foot liquor store at 2655 Broad Ave., the space has the potential to store up to 2,500 square feet of growing room.

23. Housing, Voting, Power: Problems Abound Post-Sandy -

NEW YORK (AP) – From trying to figure out where people would live to how they would be able to vote and when all the lights will finally come on, government officials are still facing multiple fronts in the efforts to recover from Superstorm Sandy. All that, and there's another storm coming.

24. Airports and Stock Exchange Reopen After Superstorm Sandy -

NEW YORK (AP) – Two major airports reopened and the New York Stock Exchange got back to business Wednesday, while across the river in New Jersey, National Guardsmen rushed to feed and rescue flood victims two days after Superstorm Sandy struck.

25. 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.

26. Arkansas Court Rejects More Time for Casino Measure -

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously denied a Texas businessman's bid for more time to gather signatures for a casino legalization measure he hoped to get on the November ballot, backing the state's determination that his first attempt fell short.

27. Gates, Buffett Again Top Forbes' Billionaires List -

NEW YORK (AP) – Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates remains the nation's richest man by far, as the tech and philanthropy giant took the top spot on the Forbes 400 list for the 19th year running, with a net worth of $66 billion.

28. Business Honors -

Thirteen Memphis-based companies can officially claim to be among the fastest-growing in the U.S.

That’s according to Inc. Magazine, which put them on its annual Inc. 500|5000 list, an exclusive ranking the magazine published a few days ago that honors the fastest-growing companies by measuring their percentage growth in revenue over a three-year period.

29. Commercial Council Elects deWitt, Reilly as Top Leaders -

The Memphis Area Association of Realtors Commercial Council announced its 2013 officers and directors Thursday, Aug. 9, at its annual Member Appreciation and Election Party.

Greg deWitt of Grubb & Ellis Memphis will serve as 2013 president. Patrick Reilly of CB Richard Ellis Memphis will serve as vice president.

30. Biz License Filings Rise in Q2 -

The number of business licenses filed with the Shelby County Clerk’s office increased 2.7 percent to 1,397 in the second quarter of 2012 from 1,360 for the same period last year, according to The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.

31. 1 in 2 New Graduates are Jobless or Underemployed -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The college class of 2012 is in for a rude welcome to the world of work.

A weak labor market already has left half of young college graduates either jobless or underemployed in positions that don't fully use their skills and knowledge.

32. 6 Months Later, What has Occupy Protest Achieved? -

NEW YORK (AP) – As spring approaches, Occupy Wall Street protesters who mostly hibernated all winter are beginning to stir with plans for renewed demonstrations six months after the movement was born.

33. Chamberlain Joins MBI -

Jessica Chamberlain has joined MBI as a workspace consultant.

Hometown: Arlington, Tenn.

34. U of M Stages ‘Phantom’ for Centennial -

The University of Memphis will celebrate its centennial year in part by producing one of the monoliths of modern Broadway musicals, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera.”

35. Changes in Dining Scene Highlight Dynamic Year -

On Thanksgiving Eve, we drove to the airport to pick up my stepson, one of whose flights had been delayed, so it was after 10 by the time he emerged from baggage claim. All being hungry, I drove to Cooper-Young, thinking we could easily get in at the recently opened Alchemy at 10:30.

36. ‘Get In and Out’ -

In a local commercial real estate market where prices have plunged as much as 40 percent from 2007 peaks, special service companies are taking advantage of opportunities for buying distressed debt.

37. Jeter Joins Accounting Firm Cannon Wright Blount -

Andrew Jeter has joined Cannon Wright Blount as director of assurance and accounting services.

38. McNeeley’s Project Green Fork Promotes Sustainability -

Project Green Fork and founder Margot McNeeley have made a significant impact on the Memphis community in only a few short years.

Since the program’s inception in 2008, PGF-certified restaurants have recycled more than 600,000 gallons of plastic, glass and aluminum; more than 300 tons of cardboard and paper; and 79,000 gallons of food waste.

39. Is ‘No Children Allowed’ Policy Right or Wrong? -

In July, Mike Vuick, owner of the Pittsburgh-area restaurant McDain’s, banned children younger than 6 from his establishment. More than 2,000 email responses to this action ran 11 to 1 in favor of the ban.

40. 4 Council Members - All 3 City Court Judges To Run Unopposed In Oct. Elections -

Four incumbent Memphis City Council members and all three incumbent City Court Judges were effectively re-elected at the Thursday, July 21, noon deadline for candidates to file their qualifying petitions for the Oct. 6 Memphis ballot.

41. Last-Minute Filers Make Election Deadline -

A flurry of last-minute filings came at the noon Thursday, July 21, deadline for candidates in the Oct. 6 Memphis elections to turn in their qualifying petitions.

Shelby County Election Commission staffers were still checking the signatures on the petitions filed Thursday to make sure those signing were voters and lived in the districts they signed for or the city in the case of the citywide races.

42. Beer Pairing Events Brewing in Memphis -

Local chefs and restaurateurs are hoping to show more people that beer pairs up just as well, and in many cases better, with fine food as wine has traditionally been known for in the past.

Steve Barzizza, sales manager at Southwestern Distributing Co., has helped to arrange many of the beer pairing nights at various restaurants around town.

43. FCC Move to Close Program Access Loophole Upheld -

WASHINGTON (AP) – A federal court upheld a recent decision by government regulators to close a loophole that had allowed cable TV operators to withhold sporting events and other popular programming from satellite TV providers and other rivals.

44. Holistic Healing -

Asking some folks to close their eyes and imagine the process of lying still while having stainless-steel wire needles inserted into their skin might leave them feeling as if they’re, well, sitting on pins and needles.

45. Taste of Jubilee Slated for Friday -

Taste of Jubilee this Friday will feature a sampling from 22 of Memphis’ best restaurants, including Restaurant Iris, Erling Jensen, Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen, Bari Ristorante, Felicia Suzanne’s, River Oaks Restaurant, 3 Angels Diner, Charlie Vergos’ Rendezvous and many more.

46. Spring Fever, Flavors Hit Memphis Kitchens -

March came in like a lion and it didn’t exactly go out like a lamb, but the contradictory month still spells the beginning of spring, when young men’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love, and chefs in restaurant kitchens begin considering changes to their menus that reflect a more buoyant season. In fact, chefs get pretty darned excited about this momentous change of seasons.

47. Former Interim Chef Kramer Back in Charge -

“Interim” – a pause or interval in a succession of events

When the restaurant Wally Joe closed in January 2007, owner Fred Carl Jr., founder, president and CEO of Viking Range Corp., decided to keep a restaurant going while looking for a buyer for the space in the shopping center at South Mendenhall Road and Sanderlin Avenue. Appropriately, the temporary restaurant would be called Interim.

48. ADDY Awards Honor City’s Best Work -

The local advertising industry’s creativity this past year has put a new meaning to the phrase “think outside the box.”

The American Advertising Federation Memphis presented 54 gold and 69 silver awards out of 500 paid entries at Saturday’s ADDY Awards at Minglewood Hall, 1555 Madison Ave.

49. All-Italian Wine Lists are Rare, Even at City’s Italian Eateries -

When I was in New York last week, attending a three-day conference on Italian wine, my one major meal outside the hotel was at Morandi, an Italian restaurant at Waverly Place and Seventh Avenue in Greenwich Village. This is a sole venture into Italian food for restaurateur Keith McNally, whose French-inspired outposts, from Odeon in TriBeca to Balthazar in SoHo to Pastis in the Meatpacking District, not only defined casual Gallic dining below 14th Street but helped to establish their neighborhoods as destinations.

50. What is a Restaurant? A Place ‘To Restore’ Patrons with Food -

Since the season of conviviality and cheer is upon us, let me ask: What is a restaurant? Or, rather, because this is what I’m really after: What is the idea of a restaurant?

For thousands of years, from cave to castle, people ate at home. Travelers usually took their meals at inns along the wayside; laborers could snatch a bite at taverns or pubs with their pints. In the mid-18th century, soup shops sprang up in Paris selling bowls of “restaurant,” a restorative concoction of hearty beef broth. That’s the direct ancestor of the word restaurant – present participle of the French restorer, “to restore” – a place where we are restored to strength and vigor by refueling, as it were, with food.

51. A New Era -

As the Grizzlies mark their 10th season in Memphis, whispers of “contender” and “dark horse” can be heard in the halls of FedExForum.

The positive outlook is an encouraging sign for a team that sat at the bottom of the league just two seasons ago and has endured a bumpy ride during its decade-long tenure in Memphis.

52. Fallout Over Morgan Keegan Funds Continues -

After losing a $7.1 million arbitration claim last month against Morgan Keegan & Co., the lawyer for a group of investors that includes the former chairman of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is preparing to renew the fight against the Memphis firm in Shelby County Chancery Court.

53. Sales & Marketing Summit to be Held Tuesday -

The 2010 Sales & Marketing Summit will be held Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Select Memphis East, 5795 Poplar Ave.

54. Andrew Michael Kitchen: Where the South Meets Italy -

One in an occasional series on the signature dishes of local chefs.

It’s appropriate that over the fireplace at Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen hangs a painting of a pig.

55. Taking Care of Business -

A diverse mix of Memphis businesses is defying the odds and finding success spanning multiple family generations. Grant & Co., Champion Awards, Jim’s Place East, Barden Stone and Broadway Pizza are among the Memphis institutions thriving under second- and third-generation ownership and management.

56. Events -

Small Biz Memphis will host the Cordova/Bartlett and East Memphis/Midtown Business Builders Circle meetings Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively, from 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. at 1661 International Drive, suite 400. The Germantown/Collierville meeting will be Thursday at 7:45 a.m. at 2176 West St., suite 110. For more information, call 205-9303.

57. Events -

Harrah’s Casino Tunica will host the first Smokin’ Aces BBQ Championship Sept. 16 to 18. Entry deadline is Monday. For information and registration forms, visit www.smokinacesbbqchampionship.com.

58. In Search of an Oasis -

Part of the path to inner-city recovery appears to run through a garden, or at least through the produce section of a supermarket. Nine farmers markets operate in various parts of Shelby County this summer, from Downtown to Collierville and places such as Germantown, Agricenter International and Cooper-Young in between.

59. California Judge Rejects Morgan Keegan Appeal of $1.5M Award -

A federal judge in California has thrown out an attempt by Morgan Keegan & Co. to vacate a nearly $1.5 million arbitration award won against the firm by retired NBA star Horace Grant.

60. Ex-Klansman Convicted in '64 Slayings Sues FBI -

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A former Ku Klux Klansman convicted in the 1964 slayings of three civil rights workers has sued the FBI, claiming the government used a mafia hit man to pistol-whip and intimidate witnesses for information in the case.

61. Candidate Filing List -- The Final Version -

Shelby County Sheriff Mark Luttrell appeared on his way to the Republican nomination for Shelby County mayor at Thursday’s noon filing deadline for candidates on the May 4 primary ballot.

62. UPDATE: Mayor's Race Grows At Filing Deadline -

Shelby County Sheriff Mark Luttrell appeared on his way to the Republican nomination for Shelby County mayor at Thursday’s noon filing deadline for candidates on the May 4 primary ballot.

Luttrell faces only token opposition from perennial candidate Ernie Lunati.

Meanwhile, the Democratic primary for mayor grew to three contenders as General Sessions Court Clerk Otis Jackson filed his qualifying petition just before the deadline. He joins interim County Mayor Joe Ford and Shelby County Commissioner Deidre Malone.

Luttrell ruled out a bid for Shelby County mayor last year (2009). But when Harold Byrd decided not to run in the Democratic primary, some local GOP leaders asked Luttrell to reconsider.

The result touched off a scramble of candidates from both parties for the open sheriff’s office. But before the noon deadline, the initial field of over a dozen possible contenders was narrowed to ten – six Democrats and four Republicans.

The other surprise at the filing deadline was the return of attorney Walter Bailey to the District 2 Position 1 seat he gave up in the 2006 elections. Bailey sought re-election then to another term despite a two term limit on commissioners. Bailey lost to J.W. Gibson who decided not to seek re-election. He also lost a court fight to overturn the term limits.

Bailey was the only candidate who had filed for the seat at the Thursday deadline.

Only one incumbent county commissioner – Republican Mike Ritz -- was effectively re-elected at the deadline because he had no opposition.

All but one of the eleven contested County Commission races will be decided with the May 4 primaries. The only general election battle for the August ballot is the district 5 contest between GOP challenger Dr. Rolando Toyos and whoever wins the May Democratic primary between incumbent Steve Mulroy and Jennings Bernard.

Former County Commissioner John Willingham also returned to the ballot among a field of Republican contenders in the primary for Shelby County Trustee.

And former Criminal Court Clerk Minerva Johnican joined the Democratic primary field for her old job. Incumbent Republican Bill Key pulled petition to seek re-election but did not file at the deadline.

Here is the list of races and contenders from The Shelby County Election Commission. All candidate have until noon Feb. 25 to withdraw from the ballot if they wish.

D-Democrat

R- Republican

I- Independent

Shelby County Mayor:

Deidre Malone (D)

Joe Ford (D)

Otis Jackson (D)

Mark Luttrell (R)

Ernest Lunati (R)

Leo Awgowhat (I)

Shelby County Sheriff:

James Coleman (R)

Bobby Simmons (R)

Bill Oldham (R)

Dale Lane (R)

Larry Hill (D)

Bennie Cobb (D)

Randy Wade (D)

James Bolden (D)

Elton Hymon (D)

Reginald French (D)

County Commission Dist 1 Pos 1

Mike Ritz (R) (incumbent)

County Commission Dist 1 Pos 2

Albert Maduska (R)

Heidi Shafer (R)

County Commission Dist 1 Pos 3

Mike Carpenter (R) (incumbent)

Joe Baire (R)

County Commission Dist 2 Pos 1

Walter Bailey (D)

County Commission Dist 2 Pos 2

Henri Brooks (D) (incumbent)

David Vinciarelli (D)

County Commission Dist 2 Pos 3

Eric Dunn (D)

Norma Lester (D)

Tina Dickerson (D)

Melvin Burgess (D)

Reginald Milton (D)

Freddie Thomas (D)

County Commission Dist 3 Pos 1

James Harvey (D) (incumbent)

James Catchings (D)

County Commission Dist. 3 Pos 2

Sidney Chism (D) (incumbent)

Andrew "Rome" Withers (D)

County Commission Dist. 3 Pos 3

Edith Moore  (D) (incumbent)

Justin Ford (D)

County Commission Dist 4 Pos 1

Chris Thomas (R)

John Pellicciotti (R)

Jim Bomprezzi (R)

County Commission Dist 4 Pos 2

Wyatt Bunker (R) (incumbent)

John Wilkerson (R)

Ron Fittes (R)

County Commission Dist 4 Pos 3

Terry Roland (R)

George Chism (R)

Edgar Babian (R)

County Commission Dist 5

Steve Mulroy (D) (incumbent)

Jennings Bernard (D)

Rolando Toyos (R)

Shelby County Clerk

Charlotte Draper (D)

Corey Maclin (D)

LaKeith Miller (D)

Wayne Mashburn (R)

Steve Moore (R)

Criminal Court Clerk

Vernon Johnson (D)

Minerva Johnican (D)

Ralph White (D)

Michael Porter (R)

Kevin Key (R)

Jerry Stamson (I)

Circuit Court Clerk

Jimmy Moore (R) (incumbent)

Steven Webster (D)

Carmichael Johnson (D)

Ricky W. Dixon (D)

Juvenile Court Clerk

Joy Touliatos (R)

Charles Marshall (D)

Sylvester Bradley (D)

Shep Wilbun (D)

Julia Roberson Wiseman (I)

Probate Court Clerk

Paul Boyd (R)

Sondra Becton (D)

Danny Kail (D)

Annita Sawyer Hamilton (D)

Peggy Dobbins (D)

Clay Perry (D)

Karen Tyler (D)

Shelby County Register

Tom Leatherwood (R) (incumbent)

Coleman Thompson (D)

Lady J. Swift (D)

Carlton Orange (D)

Shelby County Trustee

Regina Newman (D) (incumbent)

M. LaTroy Williams (D)

John Willingham (R)

Jeff Jacobs (R)

David Lenoir (R)

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63. Caputo Joins Baker Donelson’s Construction Law Practice -

Chris Caputo has joined Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC. Caputo concentrates his practice in construction law and has experience in representing public and private owners, contractors and subcontractors, suppliers, insurers, financial institutions and design professionals.

64. Ex-NBA Player Gets $1.5M in RMK Fund Dispute - A retired professional basketball player has won what may be the largest award yet from a financial industry panel hearing claims involving a group of former Regions Morgan Keegan mutual funds.

Four-time NBA champion Horace Grant has won almost $1.5 million in an arbitration claim he filed over his losses in the RMK funds.

In his statement of claim, Grant said he suffered losses of almost $1.5 million in some of Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc.’s “highly speculative proprietary funds, which were not in (his) best interest.” A Morgan Keegan spokesman was not immediately available for comment.

Grant, who retired in 2004, played as a power forward for the Chicago Bulls in the 1990s alongside star players Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen. He was playing for the Los Angeles Lakers when he retired.

Grant’s attorney, Chicago securities lawyer Andrew Stoltmann, said Grant had wanted a stable place to park his money so it would provide a steady income for his retirement years. His statement of claim says Grant was familiar with Regions Bank and “trusted the Morgan Keegan name.”

Memphis-based Morgan Keegan is a subsidiary of Alabama-based Regions Financial Corp.

Offense and defense

New York-based Hyperion Brookfield Asset Management last summer took over the troubled RMK funds, several of which lost the majority of their value in a staggering fall beginning in 2007.

“What (Grant) got was a derivative-laced, hedge-fund-like investment that lost 90 percent of its value,” Stoltmann said. “He’s a guy who retired from the NBA and wanted conservative, stable investments so he could live off of that money.”

A Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) panel made the decision in Grant’s case. Generally, the FINRA panels don’t explain their decisions.

FINRA panels have announced several big dollar RMK-related awards this year, with some of them going to prominent investors.

Memphis native and baseball broadcaster Tim McCarver was awarded $100,000 in compensatory damages in February stemming from his RMK losses.?A former NFL player for the Kansas City Chiefs, Memphis native Jerome Woods, won $950,000 this year after filing an arbitration claim over his RMK losses.

Referring to a FINRA panel’s decision about Woods’ claim, Morgan Keegan spokeswoman Kathy Ridley said in April: “Overall results support our belief that there were no improprieties in the management of these funds. We plan to continue a vigorous defense of all claims.”

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65. Events -

The Greater Memphis Chamber will present the third breakfast meeting in its Human Health Series today from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at The Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave. The meeting is free to members and prospective members. For reservations, contact Ericka Milford at emilford@memphischamber.com or 543-3518.

66. Events -

The Madison Hotel will kick off its fall rooftop cigar series, “Smoking Up High: High-Class, Low Key,” today from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the hotel, 79 Madison Ave. The event will feature selections of cigars from Havana Mix Cigar Shop, a cash bar and a special rooftop terrace menu. The series will run through November. Reservations are recommended, as capacity is limited. For reservations, call 333-1223.

67. Is Twitter the News Outlet for the 21st Century? -

NEW YORK (AP) - Cassy Hayes and Jasmine Coleman were among the first fans to arrive outside the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles where Michael Jackson was brought and later pronounced dead.

68. Drompp Named Faculty Dean, VP for Academic Affairs at Rhodes -

Michael R. Drompp has been appointed dean of the faculty and vice president for academic affairs at Rhodes College. Drompp will provide leadership for academic departments and interdisciplinary programs in curricular, personnel and budgetary matters.

69. Homeowners Turn To Home Trading Web Sites -

MIAMI (AP) – Diane Peek needed to move from Georgia to central Florida, but for six months no one even showed interest in the house she and her husband built outside Atlanta.

70. McDowell Named Radiology Director At Methodist University Hospital -

Tina McDowell has been promoted to director of radiology at Methodist University Hospital. She served as the manager of diagnostic radiology at MUH for the past six years.

71. Obama and McCain Vote, Prepare Their Final Pitch -

Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama joined voters eager to cast ballots on Tuesday before making one last pitch for supporters to turn out for their historic presidential contest.

72. Federal Government Probes Credit-Default Swap Market -

Federal prosecutors and New York’s attorney general said Monday they had taken the unusual step of joining forces to probe the multitrillion-dollar credit-default swap market, an unregulated area of finance blamed for helping to fuel the credit crisis.

73. Prosecutors Eyeing Wall Street Mess Look for Lies -

NEW YORK (AP) - Investigators are hunting through the remains of the stock-market collapse and housing bust of 2008 for fresh signs of white-collar crime, targeting many of the same types of misdeeds that precipitated past market downturns.

74. Kiesewetter Wise’s Thompson Named Among Top 100 Labor Attorneys -

Tanja L. Thompson has been named among the nation’s Top 100 Labor Attorneys by the Labor Relations Institute for the second consecutive year.

Thompson is a member of Kiesewetter Wise Kaplan Prather PLC and is the only labor attorney in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi to receive this professional honor, which puts her in the top 1 percent of labor attorneys throughout the U.S.

75. Wilson Named CBU Dean Of Graduate, Professional Studies -

Dr. Patrick Wilson has been named dean of the Graduate and Professional Studies program at Christian Brothers University.

Wilson will lead the marketing, recruitment and retention for evening undergraduate programs and graduate programs as well as have responsibility for the financial planning and administrative operations.

76. Window Closing for Carrier Combos to be Reviewed Under Business-Friendly Bush Administration -

WASHINGTON (AP) - While talk of a combined Delta-Northwest and other airline mergers seems to be in a holding pattern, further delays could jeopardize carriers' chances of getting regulatory clearance under the business-friendly Bush administration.

77. Small Private School Embraces Webcasting Technology -

An East Memphis private Christian academy hosted its first-ever live webcast recently and is gearing up to share many of its future programs and assemblies in the same way.

Westminster Academy showed a live webcast of the school's Christmas program in December and Headmaster Dr. Michael Johnson said the effort was so well received, the school plans to showcase many more events by webcast this year.

78. Local CORE Chapter Forms in Memphis -      One of the oldest civil rights organizations is forming a Tennessee chapter that will be based in Memphis.
     The formation of the Tennessee chapter of CORE (Congress of Racial Equality) w

79. Wally Joe Joins the Brushmark -

Chef Wally Joe has joined the Brushmark Restaurant at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art as executive chef. Joe began his culinary education as a child in a restaurant owned by his family, KC's Restaurant in Cleveland, Miss. He also owns Memphis-based Wally Joe Restaurant, which he will continue to run. Chef Joe and his chef de cuisine Andrew Adams will take over operations for the museum's food and beverage services beginning in November.

80. Reynolds Named Head Baseball Coach at STCC -

Alan "Bo" Reynolds has been named the new head baseball coach at Southwest Tennessee Community College. He previously worked at Olive Branch High School, where he was head baseball coach in 2005-2006 after serving as assistant coach from 2003 to 2005. He also coached at Rhodes College from 1990 to 2003, where he was both an assistant coach and head coach and the University of Memphis from 1987 to 1990. There, he was an assistant under head coach Bobby Kilpatrick.

81. Alternative Fuels Gain Momentum in Memphis -

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

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

82. Commercial Advisors' Jensen Voted Commercial Broker of the Year -

Larry Jensen has received the 2005 Pinnacle Award for Commercial Broker of the Year from the Memphis Area Association of Realtors' Commercial Council. Jensen is president and CEO of Commercial Advisors LLC. He has more than 30 years of experience in real estate.

83. Barnes Elected Chairman of FedEx/St. Jude Classic -

Reggie Barnes was elected general chairman of the FedEx St. Jude Classic and president of Youth Programs Inc., the governing body of the PGA Tour event. Barnes previously served as treasurer of Youth Programs. He also is the former chairman of the Memphis and Shelby County Sports Authority and the team selection committee for the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. Barnes is managing director of Morgan Keegan & Co. and also works with Athletic Resource Management.

84. Archived Article: Newsmakers - Rotary Club Presents Public Servant Awards

Rotary Club Names Public Servant Award Winners

The Rotary Club of Memphis East selected Shelby County District Attorney Bill Gibbons and chief administrative officer of the Shelby County Registers Off...

85. Archived Article: Real Recap - 4775 American Way

American Way Property Refinanced for $2.5 Million

4775 American Way

Memphis, TN 38118

Cost: $2.5 million

Borrower: American Way Partnership

Lender: Shenandoah Life Insurance Co.

Trustee: Andrew B. Gibson Jr. 86. Archived Article: Law - Grand Old Firm Turns 100

Burch, Porter & Johnson Reflects on 100 Years

LANCE ALLAN

The Daily News

Its a grand old building that has played host to some of the citys most prominent citizens, not to mention a handful of U.S. presidents...

87. Archived Article: Newsmakers - GMAQ Elects Officers for 2005

GMAQ Elects 2005 Officers, Directors

The Greater Memphis Association for Quality announced the election of the following officers for 2005: Pat Brown, president; Marcia Boyd, vice president; Felecia Warner, secret...

88. Archived Article: Q&a - Michael:

Dr. Andrew Meyers is vice provost for research and executive director of the FedEx Institute of Technology. TDN: What will likely be the long-term benefits of organizations like the FedEx Institute and the Biotech Foundation?

AM: The ...

89. Archived Article: Gov Focus - Groundwater monitored at industrial park

Government Monitors Groundwater at Depot

ANDREW BELL

The Daily News

Nearly nine years after the U.S. military handed the city of Memphis about 600 acres of property for a mix of residential, comme...

90. Archived Article: Holmes (lead) - Its gong to be used for bus expansion

Intermodal Cartage Buys Land for Expansion

Road improvements under way in area of industrial growth

ANDREW BELL

The Daily News

A Memphis-based intermodal transportation services company has purcha...

91. Archived Article: Standout - Family calls on family for new Downtown vet

Heartsills Animal Clinic Fills Downtown Void

ANDREW BELL

The Daily News

When Susanne and Michael Allen tired of commuting from their Harbor Town home to their dogs Cordova veterinarian, they lo...

92. Archived Article: Bbb (lead) - Cheers marketing author first of BBB speaker series

BBB Opens Speaker Series in New Center

With customer loyalty seminar, BBB hopes to gain own loyal clientele

ANDREW BELL

The Daily News

The president of a local consulting firm and au...

93. Archived Article: Newsmakers - Sheriffs Office Graduates Reserve Deputies

Sheriffs Office Graduates Reserve Deputies The Shelby County Sheriffs Office graduated the following reserve deputies, who received training through the Memphis Police Department Training Academy between...

94. Archived Article: Navy (lead) - Navy wants new building on Presidents Island

Navy Adds to Presidents Island Site

Facility will consolidate operations at existing center

ANDREW BELL

The Daily News

The U.S. Navy plans to consolidate its work in several administrative ...

95. Archived Article: Trends Focus - For Mendy Bailey, a Countrywood resident in Cordova, the future of North Germantown Parkway brings mixed emotions

Busy Cordova Retail Traffic Gets Busier

ANDREW BELL

The Daily News

For Countrywood resident Mendy Bailey, the future of Nor...

96. Archived Article: Marketplace - New crop of enthusiasts changing the landscape

New crop of enthusiasts changing the landscape

By ANDREW BELL

The Daily News

When Peggy Mullins husband, Mark, retired from the work force last year, space to move around in the flowerbed of...

97. Archived Article: Commission (lead) - Cash-strapped county cuts nonprofit funds

Cash-strapped county cuts nonprofit funds

By ANDREW BELL

The Daily News

The question was a sensitive one: If the revenue-strapped county must raise property taxes to balance its budget, how can i...

98. Archived Article: Velma (lead) - Infill development OKd, despite parking concerns

Infill development OKd, despite parking concerns

By ANDREW BELL

The Daily News

Five new houses will rise out of a vacant lot in the Cooper-Young district following narrow approval of an in...

99. Archived Article: Standout - Head butler

Head butler

By ANDREW BELL

The Daily News

The Peabodys new general manager thinks of a particular anecdote when asked to illustrate the value of paying attention to detail.

As manager of a hotel in Baltimore, Douglas Brown...

100. Archived Article: Marketplace - Professional attire squeezing out the casual look

Professional attire squeezing out the casual look

By ANDREW BELL

The Daily News

Professional dress is making a comeback, and as it does, suit stores and tailors are the main financial ben...