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1. Carr Appointed to Chancery Court Vacancy -

Attorney Oscar C. Carr III is the newest Shelby County Chancery Court judge. Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced Thursday, Oct. 16, his appointment of Carr to the vacancy on the court created when Chancellor Kenny Armstrong was appointed to the Tennessee Court of Appeals earlier this year.

2. Carr Appointed to Chancery Court Vacancy -

Attorney Oscar C. Carr III is the newest Shelby County Chancery Court judge.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced Thursday, Oct. 16, his appointment of Carr to the vacancy on the court created when Chancellor Kenny Armstrong was appointed to the Tennessee Court of Appeals earlier this year.

3. Evans Petree Names New Shareholders -

Justin R. Giles, Aaron J. Nash and George “Harley” Steffens are the newest shareholders at Evans Petree PC law firm.

Giles had been an associate in the areas of construction and surety law, Nash was an associate in the areas of insolvency and litigation practice, and Steffens was an associate in real estate banking and commercial lending as well as corporate law and private client practice.

4. Haslam Names Memphians to Education Boards -

A FedEx Express senior vice president and the former president and CEO of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital are among the newest members of the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees.

5. Chancery Court Vacancy Down to 3 Finalists -

Three Memphis attorneys, including two who ran for other divisions of Shelby County Chancery Court in the August general elections, have been recommended for the Chancery Court judge vacancy.

Oscar Carr, Jim Newsom and Mike Richards are the finalists recommended Wednesday, Sept. 10, to Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam by the Governor’s Commission on Judicial Appointments. They were among the 15 attorneys who applied for the vacancy and were interviewed by the state commission.

6. Chancery Court Vacancy Down to 3 Finalists -

Three Memphis attorneys, including two who ran for other divisions of Shelby County Chancery Court in the August general elections, have been recommended for the Chancery Court judge vacancy.

Oscar Carr, Jim Newsom and Mike Richards are the finalists recommended Wednesday, Sept. 10, to Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam by the Governor’s Commission on Judicial Appointments. They were among the 15 attorneys who applied for the vacancy and were interviewed by the state commission.

7. Carr, Newsom and Richards Finalists for Chancery Court Judge -

Three Memphis attorneys including two who ran for other divisions of Chancery Court on the August county general election ballot have been recommended for the Chancery Court Judge vacancy.

Oscar Carr, Jim Newsom and Mike Richards are the finalists recommended Wednesday, Sept. 10, to Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam by the Governor’s Commission on Judicial Appointments. There were among the 15 attorneys who applied for the vacancy and were interviewed by the state commission.

8. Nine Losing Candidates Challenge August Vote -

Nine losing candidates from the August elections are contesting the results in a Shelby County Chancery Court lawsuit.

The lawsuit was filed Sept. 2 by Democratic candidates Joe Brown, Henri Brooks and Wanda Halbert; judicial candidates Mozella Ross, Kim Sims, Kenya Brooks, J. Nathan Toney and Alicia Howard; and Doris Deberry-Bradshaw, who ran in a state House Democratic primary.

9. Walter Nominated to TVA Board -

The Tennessee Valley Authority board would include two Memphians with the appointment of Ron Walter to the board.

10. Memphis Bar Judicial Poll Released -

The Memphis Bar Association poll of attorneys on the judicial races on the Aug. 7 ballot shows 16 percent to as high as 38 percent of the attorneys participating have no opinion in many of the judicial races.

11. Brooks’ Residency Hearing Delayed in Chancery Court -

A Shelby County Chancery Court hearing on the residency lawsuit filed by County Commissioner Henri Brooks against the commission was delayed Monday, June 30, before Chancellor Walter Evans.

12. Events -

The Orpheum Theatre will present “The Book of Mormon” Tuesday, June 24, through Sunday, June 29, at the theater, 203 S. Main St. Visit orpheum-memphis.com.

13. Armstrong Appointed to Appeals Court -

Shelby County Chancellor Kenny Armstrong has been appointed to the Tennessee Court of Appeals by Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam.

14. Armstrong Appointed to Appeals Court -

Shelby County Chancellor Kenny Armstrong has been appointed to the Tennessee Court of Appeals by Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam.

15. Harris Files Ford Challenge at Deadline -

Memphis City Council member Lee Harris is challenging Democratic state Sen. Ophelia Ford in the August primary for District 29, the Senate seat held by a member of the Ford family since 1975.

16. Beale Street Music Festival Lineup Announced -

The bill for the three-day Memphis in May Beale Street Music this year features a new night of late night dance music from a stage in Tom Lee Park and a 69-act lineup in which Memphis artists are nearly a third of the diverse set of performers.

17. Fields Begin to Gel for May and August Ballots -

With two weeks to the filing deadline for candidates in the May Shelby County primary elections and two months to the deadline for those in the August state and federal primaries and county nonpartisan elections, the fields have solidified enough that some political players are weighing their prospects for a late entry before the filing deadlines.

18. Dueling Election Databases Make Tracking Difficult -

If ever the political axiom of needing a scorecard to keep up with the players applied to an election cycle, it would be the set of three elections in 2014 across Shelby County.

The middle election of the three – the August ballot of county general elections and state and federal primary elections – is expected to be one of the longest in the county’s political history, if not the longest.

19. Events -

The Downtown Memphis Commission board will meet Thursday, Dec. 19, at noon in the commission conference room, 114 N. Main St. Visit downtownmemphiscommission.com.

20. Nineteenth Century Club Hearing Continues -

Testimony continued for a third day Wednesday, Aug. 28, in the Shelby County Chancery Court hearing on the sale of the Nineteenth Century Club building.

At issue in the case before Chancellor Walter Evans is whether the sale to Union Group LLC was valid. Plaintiffs, some of whom are members of the nonprofit organization, are contesting it.

21. Memphis Demolition Moratorium Delayed -

A plan by some on the Memphis City Council to declare a four-month moratorium on all demolitions of Memphis properties on the National Register of Historic Places was put off this week after questions about the legality of the moratorium.

22. House Panel Advances Welfare Penalty for Parents -

NASHVILLE (AP) – A Tennessee House committee on Tuesday recommended passing a bill that would dock the welfare payments of parents of children who fail at a school despite Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's opposition to the measure.

23. Seminar to Tackle Reappraisal, Consolidation -

Real estate industry professionals will soon have the opportunity to learn more about two ongoing issues that will affect every homeowner and taxpayer – the 2013 Shelby County reappraisal and the school consolidation.

24. State Budget Will Include Local Medical Community -

The two biggest capital spending items in Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam’s state budget proposal are a $62 million renovation of the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in Memphis and a new $60 million Community Health Building at the University of Memphis.

25. Senate Approves Four TVA Board Members -

The U.S. Senate has approved four new members to the board of directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority, which will go on to the president’s desk for his signature.

The Senate on Tuesday approved the nominations of C. Peter Mahurin, of Kentucky; Vera Lynn Evans, of Tennessee; Michael McWherter, of Tennessee; and Joe H. Ritch of Alabama to fill vacancies on the nine-member board. President Barack Obama made the nominations in September.

26. Senate Approves Four TVA Board Members -

The U.S. Senate has approved four new members to the board of directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority, which will go on to the president’s desk for his signature.

The Senate on Tuesday approved the nominations of C. Peter Mahurin, of Kentucky; Vera Lynn Evans, of Tennessee; Michael McWherter, of Tennessee; and Joe H. Ritch of Alabama to fill vacancies on the nine-member board. President Barack Obama made the nominations in September.

27. Evans, McWherter Among TVA Board Appointees -

The White House has said President Barack Obama intends to nominate Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division board chairman V. Lynn Evans to the board of the Tennessee Valley Authority as well as Jackson businessman and 2010 Democratic nominee for governor Mike McWherter.

28. Evans Joins American Esoteric as Vice President -

Dr. Jess Evans has joined American Esoteric Laboratories as vice president of technical operations. In his new role, Evans is responsible for instrumentation, personnel, operational performance and quality assurance for the Memphis laboratory.

29. Industry Anticipates Court’s Decision -

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to announce its decision on President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul by Thursday, June 28, when the court issues its last opinions before beginning summer recess.

30. Fast Forward -

Local economic development leaders have been talking for a while now about a transition from one five-year strategy – a plan that’s helped guide the addition of thousands of new local jobs to the local economy – to a new vision that carries things forward.

31. Called to Serve -

It’s hard to spot changes on the Midtown campus of Rhodes College.

The campus’ landscape is thick with old and massive trees in a part of town known for its impressive canopy of trees. And the difference between new and older buildings on the campus is intentionally hard to tell because the Gothic stone structures are built with rocks from the same quarry in the same style.

32. Health Care Talks Turn to Waiting Game -

After three days of hearing challenges to President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, the U.S. Supreme Court last week wrapped up public arguments to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which aims to extend health insurance to most of the 50 million Americans currently without it.

33. Council Green Lights Mall of Memphis Dev. -

The Memphis City Council has approved a planned development for warehouse and distribution uses on part of the old Mall of Memphis property. The 113.5 acres is on the northeast corner of Cherry Road and American Way Boulevard.

34. Council Rejects 18 Cent Property Tax Hike -

Memphis City Council members voted Tuesday, March 20, to reject a one-time, 18-cent property tax hike to mop up an estimated $13 million in red ink for the current fiscal year.

Instead the council voted to use $10 million from the city’s reserve fund and cut $3.2 million in the existing budget including money for a voluntary buyout program of some sanitation workers that the Wharton administration has yet to activate.

35. Accelerator Project Benefit Growth Alliance -

The announcement by Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam that the Memphis area will have one of the state’s new Regional Entrepreneurial Accelerators will bring dividends for the Memphis Shelby Growth Alliance, a program that complements the objectives and agenda of MemphisED.

36. Former C’ville Fitness Center Sells For $2.7M -

Memphis-based Hackmeyer Properties has bought the former Prairie Life Fitness Center at 3690 S. Houston Levee Road in Collierville from Prairie Life Fitness LLC for $2.7 million and is leasing the 57,264-square-foot facility to a new fitness company.

37. Hackmeyer Buys Fitness Center, Leases to New User -

Memphis-based Hackmeyer Properties has bought the former Prairie Life Fitness Center at 3690 S. Houston Levee Road in Collierville from Prairie Life Fitness LLC for $2.7 million and is leasing the facility to a new fitness company.

38. Tennessee Legislators Make Summer Trip to China -

NASHVILLE – The organizer of a trip by 15 state legislators to China this summer says he returned with a "verbal commitment" from Chinese officials to match up to $5 million in state money for establishing educational ties between the nation and Tennessee.

39. State Commissioner Named Chairman for Tech Group -

NASHVILLE (AP) – Bill Hagerty, commissioner of Tennessee Economic and Community Development, has been named chairman of the board for the Tennessee Technology Development Corp.

40. 'The Grace Card' DVD to be Released In August -

The Memphis-made feature movie “The Grace Card” will be released on DVD Aug. 16.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and AFFIRM Films/Provident Films announced the release date this week.

41. 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.

42. Parking Lot Guns Bill Withdrawn From Tenn. House Vote -

NASHVILLE (AP) – A proposal to give employers immunity from lawsuits if they allow workers to store guns in vehicles parked on company lots was withdrawn Wednesday before a full House vote could take place.

43. GSO Turns 35 by Bringing Home Cellist -

The Germantown Symphony Orchestra will celebrate its 35th year of providing area musicians with an artistic outlet by bringing home an old friend who struck musical gold.

On Saturday, March 5, at 8 p.m., GSO will perform at the Germantown Performing Arts Centre with The Inventions Trio featuring cellist Alisa Horn, and music commissioned especially for the orchestra, some of which will cross stylistic lines between classical music and jazz.

44. Haslam Chimes in on Local Issues -

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has a warning about his developing set of regional economic development strategies.

“The days where government was able to be seen as somebody who was always giving something are gone, quite frankly,” Haslam told a group of 40 business and civic leaders at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. “They’re gone for at least the foreseeable future.”

45. School Election to be Held in 45 to 60 Days -

The lawsuit is over and the election is on in the fast-moving, ever-changing schools standoff.

A day after a citizens group filed suit seeking a court order to put the Memphis City Schools (MCS) system charter surrender on the ballot, all sides in the lawsuit agreed there would be a referendum election sometime in March.

46. March Charter Surrender Referendum Agreement Made -

There will be a citywide referendum on a Memphis City Schools system charter surrender sometime no later than March 14 under terms of a consent order entered Thursday morning in Shelby County Chancery Court.

47. West Memphis Police Response Praised -

The response by the West Memphis Police Department when two officers were slain by an antigovernment activist and his teenage son has drawn praise from a group whose duty is to prepare for terrorist attacks in the Memphis region.

48. U of M Ramping Up Sustainability Focus -

Starting in spring 2011, the University of Memphis will offer a breakthrough real estate graduate program that will emphasize sustainability and ways to reduce carbon footprints.

The Memphis Metro Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) chapter earlier this week held a panel discussion – composed of three professors from the U of M’s Department of Finance, Insurance and Real Estate – on new directions such as these in commercial real estate.

49. 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.

50. Challengers Move Closer to Election Hearing -

All sides in the legal dispute over the Aug. 5 election results will meet with Chancellor Arnold Goldin Friday to begin wading through a series of motions and ultimately a hearing on the dispute.

Ten candidates who lost in the Aug. 5 county general elections filed two lawsuits – one before the election results were certified and the other after they were certified. Both are before Goldin and are likely to be combined, a decision that is up to Goldin.

51. Election Challenge Lawsuits Back In Court Friday -

Both sides in the two lawsuits over the Aug. 5 election results are due in Chancery Court Friday for a scheduling conference.

Both cases have been assigned to Chancellor Arnold Goldin after Chancellors Walter Evans and Kenny Armstrong recused themselves.

52. Losing Candidates File Suit Over Election Results -

Before the polls closed Aug. 5, a clearly dismayed Shelby County Election Commission chairman Bill Giannini talked about the inevitability of some aspect of holding an election going wrong.

53. IDB to Discuss Consolidation At September Meeting -

In other IDB news, members of the Memphis-Shelby County Industrial Development Board will talk over the proposed consolidation charter at their September meeting.

The board wants to talk over the part of the charter that would make economic development a city department with a director who reports directly to the metro mayor.

54. Candidates Wait on Certified Results Before Legal Challenge -

Before there can be a challenge of the Aug. 5 election results, there has to be a set of certified election results.

That’s the bottom line of a possible legal challenge of the recent county general election results that materialized this week.

55. Memphis Researchers Enter World of High Speed -

A scientist researching new antibiotic therapies brought 10-gigabit-per-second technology to life with a “little movie of a molecule” Tuesday for the inauguration of the Memphis Coalition for Advanced Networking (MCAN).

56. West Memphis Mojo Rises -

On the night of the worst civic tragedy in West Memphis’ history, blues stood up and did its thing.

The “Blues Trail to Chicago” concert was briefly canceled before officials decided to go with the show in honor of the two second-generation law enforcement officers who were shot and killed earlier Thursday.

57. Ritchey, Med Foundation Get Gritty for Hospital -

When Memphians and those in the surrounding areas are faced with the trauma of a gunshot wound, life-threatening burn or car crash, chances are good that they’ll end up at The Regional Medical Center at Memphis.

58. Second Ban on Abortion Funding Goes to Miss. Governor -

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi lawmakers on Wednesday sent Gov. Haley Barbour a bill to ban public funding for most abortions, a move that critics said is unnecessary because it repeats what's been in state law the past eight years.

59. Wamp: Memphis To ‘Turn a Corner’ -

Republican candidate for governor Zach Wamp came into Memphis just ahead of the Easter weekend with kind words for the last Memphian to leave the governor’s race and a warning about the area’s politics.

60. Seniors Pinched by New Charges for Home Care Help -

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) - Rising property taxes, failing eyesight and even a tumble that cracked her tailbone haven't forced 89-year-old Angeline DiBeneditto from the home she's had for more than six decades.

61. Obama's Health Care Pitch to Democrats: Trust Me -

WASHINGTON (AP) - In private pitches to Democrats, President Barack Obama says he will persuade Congress to pass his health care overhaul even if it kills him and even if he has to ask deeply distrustful lawmakers to trust him on a promise the White House doesn't have the power to keep.

62. Ark. Judge Criticizes Beebe for Court Appointments -

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A former state appeals court judge said Thursday that Gov. Mike Beebe should fill at least one of two recent vacancies on the state Supreme Court with a black candidate, and that the all-white court makes it appear Arkansas is racially segregated.

63. City Gives Second Thought to Lee Settlement -

Shortly before Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton retired in July, the city paid more than $426,000 to settle a lawsuit with the former head of the city-owned utility company.

But the city now wants to recover some or all of the money awarded to Joseph Lee, the former president and CEO of Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division.

64. St. Jude Plans Major Gene Sequencing Initiative -

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is about to embark on an ambitious genome mapping project so scientists can better pinpoint the genetic causes of childhood cancer.

The project will involve 500 children, Dr. Bill Evans, the chief executive officer of St. Jude, told the Memphis Rotary Club in a speech Tuesday. It was unclear by press time how it will be funded or how long the project might take to complete.

65. St. Jude Expands Campus Despite Economy -

Although St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is slowing the pace of development because of the economic downturn, it continues to expand its Memphis footprint.

The campus for the world-renowned research hospital now has more room to grow east of Danny Thomas Boulevard. American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities Inc., the nonprofit organization that supports the hospital, recently purchased the property where the old Gator’s Discount Store and Bill’s Twilight Lounge buildings are at 721 and 723 North Parkway for $580,000, according to The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.

66. 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.

67. City Attorney Dispute Moves Into Chancery Court Today -

A turbulent turn of office at City Hall moves into a courtroom two blocks away this afternoon.

Memphis Mayor Myron Lowery delayed a City Council vote Tuesday on Veronica Coleman Davis as his nominee to be city attorney.

68. UPDATE: Council Vote On City Attorney Delayed -

Memphis Mayor Myron Lowery today delayed a City Council vote on Veronica Coleman Davis as his nominee to be city attorney.

Lowery told council members he wanted the delay to let a Chancery Court hearing tomorrow resolve any legal issues.

69. U of M to Build Weight Room At Park Avenue Campus -

1115 E. Getwell Loop
Memphis, TN 38111
Permit Amount: $2.1 Million

Project Cost: $2.1 million
Permit Date: Applied July 2009
Completion: Late summer or early fall 2010
Owner: University of Memphis
Tenant: University of Memphis
Contractor: TBA
Architect: Evans Taylor Foster Childress Architects

70. Reid: No Health Care Vote in Senate Until Fall -

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democratic leaders on Thursday abandoned plans for a vote on health care before Congress' August recess, dealing a blow to President Barack Obama's ambitious timetable to revamp the nation's $2.4 trillion system of medical care.

71. U of M Files Permit For New Weight Room -

The University of Memphis has filed a $2.1 million permit application with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement to build a 12,000-square-foot weight room at the university’s Park Avenue Campus. The formal address for the campus and the facility is 1115 E. Getwell Loop.

72. New Law Bars Collecting Information About Guns -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Gov. Phil Bredesen has signed into law a measure to bar the state Safety Department from collecting identifying information about handguns used in training courses for carry permits.

73. Permit Filed for U of M’s ‘Penny’ Hall of Fame -

Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway was an electrifying, playmaking guard for the University of Memphis in the early 1990s. In his two seasons at the school, he became a fan favorite and one of the best players to ever don a Tiger basketball uniform.

74. House Kills Second Try To Ban Open Containers -

A renewed attempt to ban open alcohol containers for passengers riding in vehicles has failed in the Tennessee House.

Republican Rep. Joshua Evans of Greenbrier tried to rewrite his bill originally intended to lower drunken-driving limits for repeat offenders to create the open container ban.

75. Tenn. House Schedules Votes on Several Gun Bills -

Proposals to allow loaded shotguns and rifles to be transported in vehicles and for people to respond to carjacking attempts with deadly force are among several gun-related bills headed for floor votes in the Tennessee House.

76. Highland Street Church of Christ Files Loan for New Campus -

40 acres off Houston Levee Road
Memphis, TN 38018
Loan Amount: $8.5 Million

Loan Date: Dec. 3, 2008
Maturity Date: Dec. 10, 2010
Borrower: Highland Street Church of Christ of Memphis
Lender: BancorpSouth Bank

77. Permit Filed to Upgrade U of M Baseball Stadium -

The University of Memphis this week filed a $2.7 million permit application with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement to renovate its baseball stadium on the school’s Park Avenue Campus, at the southeast corner of Getwell Road and Park Avenue.

78. Events -

The Shelby County Board of Commissioners will hold committee meetings today beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the fourth floor committee room of the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. For more information, call Steve Summerall at 545-4301.

79. Events -

The Freedom Award Dinner and Ceremony will be held today at 6:30 p.m. at the Memphis Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main St. The annual award ceremony will pay tribute to the people whose accomplishments depict the spirit of the civil rights movement. Faith Hill and Oleta Adams will perform. Cost is $200. For more information, call 521-9699, Ext. 237.

80. Events -

The University of Memphis will host an invitation-only economic forum today from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at The Zone at the FedEx Institute of Technology, 365 Innovation Drive. The forum, titled “A National Perspective on Economic Issues: The Intersection of Wall Street, Main Street and Pennsylvania Avenue,” will feature U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn.; Greg Gonzales, commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions; and Dr. Shirley Raines, president of the University of Memphis.

81. Being a Real Pro Is a State Of Mind, Johnson Says -

University of Memphis Athletic Director R.C. Johnson admits the attention Tigers athletics gets is out of proportion to what it probably deserves given other nonsports accomplishments at the university.

82. MAAR Event Tailored to Commercial Property Reappraisals -

Andy Raines graduated from law school at then-Memphis State University in 1980, the same year Shelby County held its first property reappraisal in nearly two decades.

As a young attorney cutting his teeth on property tax law for Evans and Petree PC, Raines saw firsthand the chaos created by what later would be considered a watershed event.

83. National Bar Association Role Puts Turner at Forefront of Legal Landscape -

Van D. Turner Jr. is the 2008 president of the Ben F. Jones chapter of the National Bar Association.

The national bar, founded in 1925, is the nation's oldest association of predominately black lawyers and judges. The Ben F. Jones chapter was formed in 1966.

84. Cobbins TappedTo Fill Spot on MLGW Board -      Darrell T. Cobbins, co-founder of the local political group New Path, is Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton's choice to replace Dr. Phillip Bowden on the Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division board. Bowden resigned abruptly f

85. New Lawsuit Could Take Big Bite Out of Big Tax Revenue Generator -

The 67-acre property off Germantown Parkway that's home to the Woodchase Apartment complex is one pricey piece of land. Its 2007 property assessment - $12.8 million - was one of the largest in Shelby County.

86. Ranking of Hospital ExecsIncludes Memphians -      Business Tennessee magazine's September issue features hospital executives from across the state who were named "The Top 35 Hospital Leaders in Tennessee."
     The chosen Memphis executives

87. Open Trustee Position Causes Speculation in Bankruptcy Circles -

Two new judges recently have donned black robes and begun hearing bankruptcy cases in West Tennessee, though one important position in the local bankruptcy establishment remains to be filled.

It's the Chapter 13 trustee job that was vacated in June when George Emerson Jr. left the post to fill one of those two spots on the bankruptcy court bench.

88. Is New Bankruptcy Law Counterproductive? -

For the past few months, Betty Jones-King has faced a daunting task.

Her small credit counseling office in Midtown, 2nd Chance Budget & Debt Family Counseling Services, was the only Memphis agency approved by the U.S. Trustee's Office to offer debtor counseling.

89. Debt Adviser Gets Wave of New Clients -

Betty Jones-King has spent her career in the financial world telling people what they know but might not want to hear.

Stick to a budget, she instructs them, make payments on time and forget about using credit cards. Or don't do those things and walk down the dark, winding road toward financial ruin that often leads to bankruptcy.

90. Bankruptcy Changes to Hit at Tough Time -

The waiting room on the sixth floor of 200 Jefferson Ave., known among bankruptcy attorneys as the "bus stop," can be a chaotic place. There, rows of debtors wait to speak with their lawyers and meet with the Bankruptcy Court's trustees - a process that has grown so exponentially over the years that a new bankruptcy judge will be named soon to help with the caseload.

91. UTHSC Names Neonatology Division Chief -

Dr. Ramasubbareddy Dhanireddy was named neonatology division chief and Sheldon B. Korones Professor in Neonatology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dhanireddy also will serve as medical director of the Sheldon B. Korones Newborn Center at the Regional Medical Center at Memphis. He previously served as neonatology division chief at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center.

92. Archived Article: Lead - Stokes Bartholomew Merges With New Orleans Firm

Stokes Bartholomew Readies for Merger

Memphis office will not join deal with New Orleans firm

LANCE ALLAN

The Daily News

Stokes Bartholomew Evans & Petree PA is merging with New Orle...

93. Archived Article: Quarterly Lead - By Andy Meek

Bankruptcy Filings Hold Steady

New law expected to prompt filing rush

ANDY MEEK

The Daily News

The day before most Americans mailed off their tax returns last week, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the biggest o...

94. Archived Article: Newsmakers - MBA Elects Officers

Memphis Bar Names 2005 Officers, Directors

The Memphis Bar Association announced the election of the following 2005 officers: Susan M. Clark, president; Barbara Zoccola, vice president; David Cook, treasurer; and Amy Amunds...

95. Archived Article: Newsmakers - Crye-Leike CEO Named Secretary of International Organization

New Assistant District Attorneys Appointed

Shelby County District Attorney Bill Gibbons announced the reappointment of former assistant district attorney Ray Lepone and the appointme...

96. Archived Article: Newsmakers - VA Medical Center Physician Recognized

Memphis Attorneys Complete Leadership Program

The Tennessee Bar Association announced that the following Memphis attorneys have completed the TBA Leadership Law program: Karen Campbell, Gary K. Smith &...

97. Archived Article: Law Focus - Law

Statewide Program Develops Law Leaders

LANCE ALLAN

The Daily News

Seeing a need to develop leaders in the law field, John Tarpley also felt the need to do something about it.

As 2004 president of the Tennessee Bar Association, Tar...

98. Archived Article: Buffalo (lead) - 08-08-03 Buffalo Lead

Sports bar chain expands local presence

By LANCE ALLAN

The Daily News

Armed with a concept Memphians have proven to love, Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar is expanding on its year-old presence in the market.

Th...

99. Archived Article: Benchmark - Law firm funds local minority scholarship

Law firm funds minority scholarship at University of Memphis

Stokes Bartholomew Evans & Petree, a statewide law firm with offices in Nashville and Memphis, contributed $30,000 for the creation of a...

100. Archived Article: Memos - Gary Shorb, Methodist Healthcare president and chief operations officer, was appointed the new chief executive officer of the

Gary Shorb, Methodist Healthcare president and chief operations officer, was appointed the new chief executive officer o...