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1. Contrasting Ballot -

The midterm election saw contrasting issues and candidates, particularly in Tennessee where an incumbent governor and U.S. senator were both re-elected while four amendments to the state Constitution were passed.

2. Alexander vs. Ball -

Lamar Alexander and Gordon Ball were on the same campaign trail but different races at about this time 36 years ago.

3. Authors, Readers Converge for Book Festival -

Earlier this year, interest in the first Mid-South Book Festival, scheduled to take place later this month, began to reach what seemed like a fever pitch, according to Literacy Mid-South executive director Kevin Dean.

4. County Leaders Make Transition to Governing -

For government officials, the oath of office marks the boundary between the ability to get elected and the ability to govern.

But it’s not always apparent to those taking the oath what they have gotten themselves into.

5. Midtown Corner Could See Turnaround -

While Midtown as a whole is experiencing a resurgence, two properties at the key intersection of Union Avenue and McLean Boulevard remain vacant, decaying eyesores.

But a real estate agent representing the owner of the vacant office building and hotel at the southwest corner of Union and McLean says both properties are under contract to be sold.

6. Sherman Joins Campbell Clinic as Sports Medicine Physician -

Dr. Henry “Hank” Sherman has joined Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics as a sports medicine family practice physician in its Southaven office. Sherman treats patients who suffer from a variety of orthopedic injuries – from competitive athletes looking to get back in the game to weekend warriors who want to stay active later in life.

7. We’re All Invited -

MEMPHIS, SERVED IN THE SHELL. Following up last week’s column, this from a reader:

“We have no civic pride, half the population is intent on killing as many as they can and the other part lives behind walls or gates. There was a time in the fifties when you could leave your front door unlocked and keys in the car.”

8. Ex-Senator Baker Remembered for Crossing the Aisle -

HUNTSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Former Senate Majority Leader Howard H. Baker Jr. was remembered Tuesday for his ability to bridge political divides in Washington while also establishing the Republican Party as a statewide force in Tennessee.

9. Baker’s Career Mirrored State’s Political Story -

As the week begins, political leaders of both parties and across several generations will gather in East Tennessee for the funeral of former U.S. Sen. Howard Baker.

10. Low-Wage Jobs Unexpectedly a Way of Life for Many -

WASHINGTON (AP) – For years, many Americans followed a simple career path: Land an entry-level job. Accept a modest wage. Gain skills. Leave eventually for a better-paying job.

The workers benefited, and so did lower-wage retailers such as Wal-Mart: When its staffers left for better-paying jobs, they could spend more at its stores. And the U.S. economy gained, too, because more consumer spending fueled growth.

11. Shelby County Bankruptcy Filings Flat in 2013 -

Bankruptcies in Shelby County stayed below 13,000 in 2013 with a slight increase over 2012 and 2011, as tracked by The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.

12. Business Coaching Provides ROI for Companies -

It’s a new year and, like many people, business leaders are also resolving to make some personal and professional improvements.

A global look at company management trends reveals that an increasing number of executives are going the extra mile to up their A games, particularly in a shaky economy. Memphis is no exception. Locally as well as internationally, the executive coaching industry is thriving.

13. Marine Deployments to Iraq Lead Baker to Law Career -

At the end of his first semester of college, Josh Baker of Martin Tate Morrow & Marston PC traded in the bright orange of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville for the desert khaki of the United States Marine Corps.

14. Government to Require Seat Belts on Large Buses -

WASHINGTON (AP) – New tour buses and buses that provide service between cities must be equipped with seat belts starting in late 2016 under a federal rule issued Wednesday, a safety measure sought by accident investigators for nearly a half century.

15. Blume Named to Tennessee Real Estate Commission -

Gary Blume, a veteran agent with RE/MAX Real Estate Experts, has been appointed by Gov. Bill Haslam to a five-year term on the Tennessee Real Estate Commission. Blume is a past president of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors and has served twice as president of the Tennessee Real Estate Educational Foundation.

16. Martin Institute Launches New Teacher Network -

The proposal that kick-started education reform in Memphis began with the statistic that 40 percent of teachers in the former Memphis City Schools system left by their third year as an educator.

It was the basis for the Teacher Effectiveness Initiative, which won $90 million in funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as well as funding from local nonprofits – all in a seven-year period.

17. Wealthy Business Executives Eye Political Races -

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.

18. Events -

The Fayette County chapter of West Tennessee Home Builders Association will meet Wednesday, Aug. 14, at 11:30 a.m. at Somerville Bank & Trust, 16790 U.S. 64. U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher will discuss proposed government-sponsored enterprises reform bill. The meeting is open to the public. Cost is $10. Email rterry@mahba.com.

19. Anderson to Lead Stand for Children -

Betty Anderson, a consultant and strategist for the Tennessee Charter Schools Association, is the new executive director of Tennessee Stand for Children.

20. Early Voting Tops 6,000 Across Four Polling Sites -

Early voting in the suburbs in advance of the July 16 election day topped 6,000 through Monday, July 8, with the busiest day yet of the early voting period.

Voters in the six suburban towns and cities are casting ballots in the special election referendum on the formation of municipal school districts.

21. Early Voting Opens in Three More Suburbs -

Early voting in advance of the July 16 election day in the Shelby County suburbs opens Saturday, July 6, in Bartlett, Germantown and Collierville.

The three sites will remain open through July 11 when the early voting period ends for the referendum elections on creating municipal school districts in each of the six suburban towns and cities.

22. Early Voting on School Districts Tops 1,500 -

Early voting in advance of the July 16 election day referendums on forming suburban school districts topped 1,500 through its first weekend.

A total of 1,530 citizens voted early through Saturday, June 29, with a strong showing Saturday at the three suburban locations that opened that day for the voting period that ends July 11.

23. Suburbs Ready for Start of Early Voting -

Early voting will be a bit earlier than usual for the municipal school district referendums in Shelby County’s six suburban towns and cities.

Election Day is July 16 in each of the suburban communities holding the set of special elections with the ballot question as the only item on the ballot.

24. Events -

Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, June 19, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at DeVry University, 6401 Poplar Ave., sixth floor. Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.biz.

25. Events -

The city of Germantown will host The Millionaires as part of its Groovin’ and Chillin’ Concert Series Tuesday, June 18, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Kiwanis pavilion at Municipal Park on Exeter Road. The free concert starts at 7 p.m.; hot dog and hamburger combos will be available for purchase beforehand. Visit germantown-tn.gov.

26. Tenn. 385/I-269 Corridor Meeting Set for June 13 -

The final public meeting in an economic development and environmental study of the proposed Tennessee 385/Interstate 269 corridor is scheduled for June 13 at 5:30 p.m. at Baker Community Center, 7942 Church Street, in Millington.

27. The Daily News Claims 11 Green Eyeshade Awards -

The Daily News and The Memphis News claimed 11 Green Eyeshade Journalism Awards in the annual regional competition whose 2012 winners were announced Wednesday, May 8.

Sports commentary and sports reporting in The Memphis News by Don Wade claimed two first place awards in the 63rd annual Green Eyeshade Awards for the 11-state Southeastern region of the Society of Professional Journalists that includes Tennessee.

28. The Daily News Claims 11 Green Eyeshade Awards -

The Daily News and The Memphis News claimed 11 Green Eyeshade Journalism Awards in the annual regional competition whose 2012 winners were announced Wednesday, May 8.

Sports commentary and sports reporting in The Memphis News by Don Wade claimed two first place awards in the 63rd annual Green Eyeshade Awards for the 11-state Southeastern region of the Society of Professional Journalists that includes Tennessee.

29. Basketball Boon -

Before the Grizzlies began their first-round playoff series with the Clippers in Los Angeles, Dennis Flanagan looked ahead to Game 3, which was to be played on Thursday night, April 25, in Memphis.

30. Events -

New Ballet Ensemble will present Springloaded Friday, April 12, through Sunday, April 14, at Playhouse on the Square, 66 S. Cooper St. The annual event fuses ballet, contemporary and urban dance with works by local and guest choreographers. Visit nbespringloaded13.eventbrite.com for times and tickets.

31. Events -

Kiwanis Club of Memphis will meet Wednesday, March 27, from noon to 1 p.m. at The University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Bill Gracey, CEO of BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, will speak. Cost is $18 for nonmembers.

32. Events -

Memphis Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, March 26, at noon at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Commercial Appeal publisher George Cogswell will speak. Cost is $18. R.S.V.P. to Taylor Hughes at taylor@memphisrotary.org.

33. Events -

Memphis Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, March 26, at noon at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Commercial Appeal publisher George Cogswell will speak. Cost is $18. R.S.V.P. to Taylor Hughes at taylor@memphisrotary.org.

34. Events -

The Cotton Museum will host Patrick O’Daniel, discussing his book “When the Levee Breaks: Memphis and the Mississippi Valley Flood of 1927,” Thursday, March 28, at 5 p.m. at the museum, 65 Union Ave. Cost is free and includes a complimentary museum tour and reception. Visit memphiscottonmuseum.org.

35. Despite Wide Legislative Power, Harwell Has Plenty of Work Ahead -

Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell today sits at the pinnacle of legislative power, overseeing a House Republican majority of better than 2-1.

36. Martin Institute Names Baker New Executive Director -

Jamie Feild Baker will become executive director of the Martin Institute for Teaching Excellence with the new year.

37. As 'Fiscal Cliff' Looms, Voter Angst is Palpable -

HOOKSETT, N.H. (AP) – Five hundred miles from Washington, the lunch crowd at Robie's Country Store and Deli is filled with angst over America's elected leaders and their latest struggle to prevent a fiscal crisis.

38. Hurricane Scramble -

It’s been called Frankenstorm, and from an economic standpoint it’s a perfect fit. Because by the time it’s all said and done, Hurricane Sandy likely will have taken a monster-sized bite out of the U.S. economy.

39. Bar Launches Health Care Law Section -

The Memphis Bar Association has a new section of attorneys dedicated specifically to health care law.

The bar’s newly formed Health Law Section held its organizational meeting Oct. 17 at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Officers were chosen at that time, including Robyn Diaz, deputy general counsel at St. Jude, who led the effort to form the section and who was nominated as the first chair.

40. Vesta to Showcase Geothermal Technology -

The 2012 Vesta Home Show will showcase its first-ever home that is heated and cooled with geothermal heat pump technology, produced by Ruch Builders and Engineered Comfort Inc.

41. Local Attorneys Celebrate Pro Bono Month -

The Memphis legal community will continue a tradition next month that began a few years ago, in which the pro bono efforts of legal professionals are celebrated, encouraged and promoted for the entire month of October.

42. ‘More the Merrier’ -

Following a shaky last few years for Overton Square, the area has finally seen tangible evidence of change in recent weeks and the area’s long-term tenants appear to be waiting in anticipation of its new neighbors.

43. Early Voting Nears 15,000 Mark -

Early voting in advance of the Aug. 2 election day was expected to top 15,000 at the end of balloting on Thursday, July 19.

The early voting period continues through July 28.

Shelby County Election Commission figures showed 14,801 citizens cast early ballots in Shelby County through Wednesday, July 19. The daily total for Wednesday at 21 sites across Shelby County was 4,313, down from the first two days of early voting at the same sites.

44. Hunt-Phelan Listed With Colliers for $2.9M -

Downtown’s Hunt-Phelan house – a historic mansion at 533 Beale St. that hosted guests including Ulysses S. Grant, Jefferson Davis, Andrew Jackson and Andrew Johnson – has been listed on the market for $2.865 million with the Memphis office of Colliers International.

45. Steinberg Honored For Supporting Women in Law -

Jill Steinberg, a shareholder in the Memphis office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, has received the firm’s 2012 Susan E. Rich Award for excellence in promoting and supporting the advancement of women in the legal profession.

46. Haslam Honors Local Orgs in Environmental Stewardship -

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has recognized two winners in Shelby County for his Environmental Stewardship Awards.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis won the Excellence in Building Green category, chosen for its Sustainable Building Program. During 2011, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis was the top builder of single-family, EcoBUILD-certified homes in Shelby County.

47. Literacy Mid-South’s Dean Appointed to State Coalition -

Kevin Dean, executive director of Literacy Mid-South, has been appointed to the Tennessee Literacy Coalition’s board of directors. The board unanimously approved Dean’s nomination, and he will serve as a representative from West Tennessee for three years.

48. TDN Garners Nine Green Eyeshades -

The Daily News and sister publication The Memphis News won nine honors in the 62nd annual Green Eyeshade Awards.

The regional journalism competition recognizes outstanding journalism in 11 southeastern states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia.

49. Hoover Joins Agape As Director of Development -

Brian Hoover has joined Agape Child & Family Services as director of development. In his new role, Hoover will be responsible for leading Agape’s development efforts, such as fundraising and special events. He will also oversee the organization’s marketing, public relations and volunteer initiatives.

50. Executive Coach Burtch Earns Int’l Designation -

Bill Burtch, founder and president of full-service management consultancy firm Harmony Coaching & Consulting, has received the Professional Certified Coach designation from the International Coach Federation, becoming the second PCC in Memphis. Burtch, who also holds the Senior Professional in Human Resources designation, focuses his consulting work in executive/team coaching, professional development training and human resources consulting.

51. Loeb Renews Leases for Two Upscale Restaurants -

Two local restaurateurs and tenants of Loeb Properties Inc. have renewed leases.

Bill Latham, owner of Interim Restaurant, has renewed his lease for 4,957 square feet at Sanderlin Place, 5040 Sanderlin Ave. Carey White, Loeb senior vice president of asset management, brokered the deal.

52. Memphis Ranks Third for Most Hiring in 2011 -

Memphis has been ranked third for most hiring in 2011 among the 50 largest metropolitan statistical areas in the U.S., according to a Gallup Job Creation Index released late last week.

Memphis employers increased hiring by 38 percent last year. Other metro areas to report the most hiring include San Antonio and Houston.

53. New Moon Tackles Madness of ‘Lear’ -

Familial deception, failing political power and one man’s disintegrating psyche combine to form one royal mess in an upcoming New Moon Theatre Co. production. William Shakespeare’s “King Lear,” which has been called an “unstageable” play, will open at TheatreWorks on Friday, April 6.

54. Monogram Manufacturing Honored by White House -

Two of Memphis-based Monogram Food Solutions Inc.’s manufacturing plants will be recognized by The White House and U.S. Department of Agriculture Friday, Feb. 17, as two of the nation’s most successful manufacturing facilities in rural America.

55. Crye-Leike Commercial to Auction Memphis Sites -

Crye-Leike Commercial Auction Services will conduct an auction for multiple properties in the Memphis area Feb. 23 at noon at Crye-Leike’s headquarters, 6525 Quail Hollow Road.

56. Jules Wade Receives Education Award -

The Tennessee Real Estate Commission has presented former Memphis Area Association of Realtors Executive Vice President Jules Wade with the Tune Award in honor of his contributions to real estate education. The presentation to Wade was made Thursday, Jan. 12, at the University of Memphis Holiday Inn, 3700 Central Ave.

57. Housing Conference Slated for Jan. 7 -

The “Home For The Holidays: Housing and Economic Development Conference” will be held on Saturday, Jan. 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Southwest Tennessee Community College Union Campus Building E/Gym, 737 Union Ave.

58. Events -

The Memphis Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, Dec. 6, at noon at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Bill Gibbons, commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security, will speak. Cost is $18 per person. For reservations, email Taylor Hughes at taylor@memphisrotary.org.

59. Events -

Kyle Durrie will bring her Moveable Type Truck to Memphis for a print workshop and presentation with Crosstown Arts Monday, Dec. 5, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the parking lot of the Sears Crosstown building, at Cleveland Avenue and North Watkins Street. Visitors can tour the truck and print their own letterpress art to take away. For more information, visit www.powerandlightpress.com or www.type-truck.com.

60. Heart of Memphis -

The day before Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam was the keynote speaker this summer at the Downtown Memphis Commission’s 2011 Annual Luncheon, he went for a jog in Nashville wearing his “Believe Memphis” Grizzlies T-shirt.

61. Stone Joins Metropolitan Bank As Mortgage Specialist -

Kent Stone has joined Metropolitan Bank as a mortgage specialist.

62. Daily News Garners Eight TPA Awards -

The Daily News and sister publication The Memphis News won eight honors in the University of Tennessee-Tennessee Press Association awards announced Friday, July 15, at the annual TPA convention in Nashville.

63. Methodist Foundation Honors Health Care Leaders -

The Methodist Healthcare Foundation will honor five recipients during its 2011 Living Awards Benefit, Thursday, Aug. 11. at The Peabody hotel, 149 Union Ave.

64. U.S. House Approves 5-Year NFIP Bill -

The House of Representatives Tuesday, July 12, voted 406-22 to clear H.R. 1309 – a bill extending the National Flood Insurance Program through Sept. 30, 2016.

The bill, sponsored by Rep. Judy Biggert, R-Ill., now moves to the full Senate. But the Senate is expected to draft its own version, according to lobbyists from the National Association of Federal Credit Unions, which supported the bill.

65. TDN Takes 12 Green Eyeshade Awards -

The Daily News won 12 awards in 10 categories during the 2011 Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards, including three first-place finishes. Held by the Atlanta chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, the 61st annual Green Eyeshade contest recognizes outstanding journalism produced in an 11-state Southern region.

66. DuBois Pioneer In Biz Media -

When Barney DuBois helped spearhead the launch of the Memphis Business Journal in 1979, he had no way of knowing that his efforts would forever change the media landscape in the Mid-South.

67. MED's Coopwood Joins Health IT Task Force -

Dr. Reginald W. Coopwood, president and CEO of the Regional Medical Center at Memphis, has been selected to serve as a member of the Task Force on Delivery System Reform and Health Information Technology.

68. Callan Joins Methodist as Perioperative Director -

Thomas E. Callan has joined Methodist University Hospital as administrative director of perioperative services.

Hometown: New York City
Education: I earned a master of arts in health care administration from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. I also received my bachelor of science degree with majors in nursing, biology and psychology from The George Washington University.
Work Experience: More than 39 years of progressive responsible experience in hospital, health system management and managed care from both a provider and a third-party reimbursement perspective. For the past 31 years, I have served as a program director, senior consultant, senior health system administrator and patient care administrator.
Favorite quote: “One is not defined by their abilities, but rather by their choices.”
Last book read: “Stranger in a Strange Land” by Robert A. Heinlein
Favorite music: Blues and jazz
Favorite movie: “The Lion in Winter”
Sports team: New York Yankees
Activities you enjoy outside of work: I enjoy traveling and playing amateur softball.
Who has had the greatest influence on you? The person who has had the greatest influence on me is a former supervisor who taught me that it is all about taking risks in order to succeed.
Why did you pursue a career in health care administration? I chose a career in health care administration because I felt it was the most logical step to provide the maximum effect in health care.
What drew you to Methodist University Hospital? What attracted me to Methodist is the organization’s approach to patient- and family-centered care.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments? I consider some of my greatest accomplishments to include managing major managed care contracts that exceeded revenues of $250 million; designing and implementing a specialty care transplant contract inclusive of pre-operative, operative and post-operative care; and performing as the corporate clinical resource for contract negotiations for other specialty care areas including HIV and thoracic surgery.
What do you most enjoy about your work? I enjoy having the opportunity to mentor other people.

69. Daily News Collects Five Reporting Awards -

The Daily News won five awards during the 2011 Tennessee Associated Press Managing Editors contest, including three first-place finishes and a sweep of the business news category.

The ceremony, a combined presentation with the Tennessee AP Broadcasters, was held Saturday at the Sheraton Downtown Nashville. The Daily News competed in Division IV for daily newspapers with a circulation of under 10,000.

70. State House Approves Foreclosure Bill -

Tennessee lawmakers have moved closer toward cutting back the number of foreclosure notices lenders have to publish in newspapers before borrowers in default lose their home.

Legislation drafted by the Tennessee Bankers Association and amended in legislative committees would allow lenders to reduce the current mandate from three foreclosure notice publications to two. The new notices also likely won’t include the lengthy descriptions they feature now.

71. Special Coverage: Mid-South Flooding -

Coverage of the rising waters in the Memphis area

MIM Triathlon Still Planned

Despite rising floodwaters, next weekend’s Memphis in May Triathlon event is still on, the Tunica Convention & Visitors Bureau has announced.

72. Special Coverage: Mid-South Flooding -

Coverage of the rising waters in the Memphis area

Scientists to Determine Exact River Crest Height

The Mississippi River at Memphis crested Tuesday. But at what level?

The river level that goes into the history books will take a few days to determine, according to Memphis National Weather Service meteorologist Richard Okulski.

73. Special Coverage: Mid-South Flooding -

Coverage of the rising waters in the Memphis area

The 2011 Flood, By the Numbers

After a few days of national media coverage, here are a few numbers that demonstrate part of the complex picture of the life of a city as it faces a flooding crisis.

74. Special Coverage: Mid-South Flooding -

Coverage of the rising waters in the Memphis area

Police Manually Checking Memphis River Gauge

The gauge that is the official measurement of the Mississippi River at Memphis has been on the blink since last week as the river has approached historic levels.

75. Special Coverage: Mid-South Flooding -

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.

76. Special Coverage: Mid-South Flooding -

Coverage of the rising waters in the Memphis area

Shuttle Prep Made For Barbecue Fest Attendees
Following Monday’s announcement that the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest is moving from Tom Lee Park to Tiger Lane at the Mid-South Fairgrounds, the Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau is busy making preparations for shuttle services to accommodate out-of-town attendees and teams staying in Downtown hotels.
The dates of the event will remain the same, May 12 to 14. All other aspects of the event, but the location, will be as scheduled.
Low-cost transportation will run on a continual loop from four Downtown locations to the barbecue contest from late Wednesday afternoon through Saturday evening. The shuttle locations are not yet decided but will be hotel-centric.
“We hear your requests and will definitely make our best efforts to accommodate everyone,” the Memphis In May website reads.
“We are working on shuttle transportation for those of you staying Downtown.”
For more information, visit www.memphisinmay.org.

77. Legal Profession Looks to Social Media -

Whatever a consumer needs, it seems, there’s an app for that.

That same 21st century ethos, believe it or not, also extends to the legal profession, the members of which work in a field nevertheless dominated by tradition and long-established precedence.

78. Legal Website Launches to Help Storm Victims -

A new website offering free legal help to low-income Tennesseans will be open in time to help victims of the storm and flooding damages across the state.

The Tennessee Bar Association and the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services have pushed up the opening of the website onlinetnjustice.org, which launches Friday, ahead of schedule.

79. Wine Sales in Groceries Fails Again -

The Tennessee House State and Local Government Subcommittee Wednesday delayed a vote on the bill that would allow wine sales in Tennessee grocery stores until after the Legislature adjourns for the year.

80. The Daily News Finalist for Five TAPME Awards -

The Daily News has been named a finalist for five 2011 Tennessee Associated Press Managing Editors awards in the Division 4 category, assigned to daily newspapers with a circulation of under 10,000.

81. Roundtable Tackles Trademark Infringement -

The law firm of Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC will hold a roundtable discussion Thursday on the topic “Use of Competitor’s Trademark in Keyword Advertising: Infringement or Not?”

The event is part of the American Bar Association’s Intellectual Property litigation series.

82. Memphis Developer to File For $63M Bankruptcy -

Memphis real estate developer and controversial affiliate of the local political landscape William R. “Rusty” Hyneman has a voluntary Chapter 7 petition on file with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court that lists $62.96 million in liabilities and $3.7 million in assets.

83. Events -

WKNO/Channel 10 will air live coverage of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam’s State of the State address as a “Behind the Headlines Special Edition” Monday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

WKNO/Channel 10 will welcome Robert C. Van Camp, the producer of the television series “Great Scenic Railways,” live Monday on WKNO/Channel 10 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Camp will present his new special “Celebrating North America’s Steam Railways.” For more information, visit www.wkno.org.

84. Ark. Senate Panel Backs 3 Tax Cut Measures -

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A Senate panel on Monday backed Gov. Mike Beebe's proposal to cut Arkansas' grocery tax along with reductions in the used car and manufacturers' utility taxes, setting up a potential showdown with the House and Beebe over reductions in the state's revenues.

85. Memphis Architect Named AIA President -

Mark Weaver, architect and principal/partner at Memphis-based Hnedak Bobo Group Inc., has assumed the role of president of The American Institute of Architects Tennessee.

86. On a Roll -

Mitsubishi Electric Power Products Inc. will build a $200 million, 350,000-square-foot facility in Memphis to serve as the headquarters of the company’s heavy electrical equipment production in North America, the company announced Monday.

87. Mitsubishi Announces $200M Memphis Investment -

Mitsubishi Electric Power Products Inc. will build a $200 million, 350,000-square-foot facility in Memphis to serve as the headquarters of the company’s heavy electrical equipment production in North America, the company announced Monday.

88. Union City Goodyear Plant to Close by End of Year -

Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. will close its Union City, Tenn., plant at the end of the year, eliminating 1,900 jobs, the company announced Thursday as part of its quarterly earnings report.

89. WKNO, TDN Host Schools Consolidation Forum -

WKNO and The Daily News will host a television forum Friday at 8 p.m. on the schools consolidation issue.

The hour-long forum will air as a special edition of “Behind the Headlines,” hosted by Eric Barnes, publisher of The Daily News. It will feature Shelby County Schools board chairman David Pickler, Memphis City Schools board members Martavius Jones and Tomeka Hart, and Memphis Southern Christian Leadership Conference leader Dwight Montgomery.

90. Bradley Named Mid-South Super Lawyer -

J. Anthony Bradley has been named for the third consecutive year to the Mid-South Super Lawyers for estate planning and probate practice areas.

91. Wiseman ‘Sets the Table’ for Policy as Lawyer, GOP Chair -

Like most lawyers, some of whom will point to the first time they watched Perry Mason or read “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Lang Wiseman gets asked a lot about how he got into the field of law.

92. FedEx Expands LTL Offerings -

FedEx Freight Corp. has launched its new unified less-than-truckload network, offering customers the choice of two levels of service from a single company.

93. Obama's Economist Pick Seen as Sign of New Agenda -

HONOLULU (AP) – Among the first announcements President Barack Obama will make upon returning from his Hawaiian vacation is his choice for top economic adviser, a decision that could signal a new direction for the administration as it struggles to jumpstart the economy and wrestle down unemployment.

94. Playback Memphis Taps Into City’s Narrative -

As a well-traveled Memphian, Virginia Murphy believes her hometown has a story to tell.

“I grew up in Memphis, and I know the deep well of pain we all live on top of, trying to just deal with it,” said the former New Yorker via San Francisco. “Communication-wise, it feels very broken.”

95. Bankers’ Reactions Mixed to Fed Jumpstart Attempt -

A harbinger of rampant inflation. A sign the economy is still not on the right track. A Hail Mary pass.

That’s a sampling of the reaction from Memphis bankers and financial professionals to this week’s news the Federal Reserve Board is effectively printing money to buy $600 billion of U.S. government bonds over the next eight months.

96. Financial Reform Has Local Flavor -

Memphis securities attorneys with Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC are among the players who’ve been working behind the scenes to influence the rulemaking process for the financial reform bill Congress passed this summer.

97. Homeownership Stays at Lowest Level in a Decade -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The nation’s homeownership rate remained at its lowest in more than a decade, hampered by a rise in foreclosures and weak demand.

The percentage of households that owned their homes was unchanged at 66.9 percent in the July-September quarter, the Census Bureau said Tuesday. That’s the same as the April-June quarter.

98. CCIM Announces New Designees -

Memphis Metro Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) leaders pinned five new chapter designees last week in Orlando, Fla., after the designees passed a comprehensive exam.

The latest additions to CCIM are Rob Downey with The ServiceMaster Co., Aaron Petree with Loeb Properties Inc., Fred Placke with Fischer & Co., Taylor Trezevant with Trezevant Realty Corp. and Mark Utley with Utley Properties.

99. CCIM Panel Discussion Planned for Tuesday -

The Memphis Metro Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) Chapter plans to hold a panel discussion on new directions in commercial real estate Tuesday.

The panel is composed of professors from the department of finance, insurance and real estate of the University of Memphis, including Ronald W. Spahr, Grant I. Thrall, Mark Sunderman and Richard D. Evans.

100. Congress Extends National Flood Insurance Plan -

A one-year extension of the National Flood Insurance Program was unanimously passed Thursday when the House approved a Senate bill with a new expiration date of Sept. 30, 2011.

With the Sept. 30 deadline fast approaching, a long-term extension has been a top legislative priority for the National Association of Realtors, according to a statement published Friday on the organization’s website.