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1. Drawing a Blank
- Thursday, October 01, 2015
Nothing. That’s what I’ve got today. It happens.
For a couple of years now, there’s been some connection between the I Swear Crossword and this column in any given week. So, having nothing today is actually appropriate, as I am running a puzzle without a theme. There’s a cutting-edge, in-the-news 15-letter phrase across the center of the puzzle. And a half-dozen or so other lively phrases. But no theme.
2. Little Rock Officials Weigh Renaming Confederate Boulevard
- Thursday, September 24, 2015
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Though only a short stretch of Little Rock's Confederate Boulevard remains, to some it is a glaring reminder of the city's checkered racial past.
City officials are expected to consider a petition Thursday to rename the boulevard's last few blocks after one of the area's first black property owners. Coincidentally, the planning commission's vote comes 58 years to the day that 1,200 troops arrived to escort nine black students to their first day of class during the integration of Central High School.
3. Punny Puzzler’s Passing the End of an Era
- Thursday, September 03, 2015
Reflecting at the end of an era: Park City, Utah. January 20, 2006. Susan and I clamber onto the bus that stops at the edge of the snow-filled parking lot. We remain standing, as the bus is full. We’re trying to explain to the driver that we’ve no idea where we are and only a faint idea of where we’re going.
4. Bishop Hears Stronger Call After ‘Fighting God’
- Saturday, June 20, 2015
The reason Richard Stika entered the seminary was to get thoughts of being a priest out of his system
It didn’t turn out that way.
On Dec. 14, the bishop of the Knoxville Catholic diocese will mark his 30th anniversary as a priest.
5. Chism Political Picnic Offers Pre-Campaign Snapshot
- Monday, June 15, 2015
Memphis mayoral contender Jim Strickland saw a face he didn’t recognize Saturday, June 13, in the southwest Memphis crowd at former County Commissioner Sidney Chism’s annual political picnic.
6. The Soul of Memphis
- Tuesday, June 09, 2015
What if there was one place that could give a meaningful identity to a new generation of Memphians, preserve the sacred story of Memphis’ social and musical history and communicate the city’s soul to the rest of the world?
7. East Tennessee’s Endangered 8
- Saturday, May 16, 2015
The East Tennessee Preservation Alliance’s list of endangered heritage sites for the region:
1. The Stonecipher-Kelly House in Morgan County was built around 1814 by the first permanent white settlers in that area, as part of a Revolutionary War land-grant.
8. Rosenfelt Literary Fest Speech Refreshing
- Thursday, May 14, 2015
“I was the least successful marketing person in the history of Hollywood.” With that line, novelist David Rosenfelt gets his first laugh. As part of the Arkansas Literary Festival, the author of 21 books addresses a packed house at the Clinton School of Public Service. And not about accessing inner muses or fusing justice with mercy. With mega-doses of self-deprecating humor, Rosenfelt tells it like it is. For him.
9. Will Tennessee Republicans Ever Be Truly Happy?
- Thursday, April 30, 2015
Why aren’t Tennessee Republicans happier?
With the GOP so dominate in the Tennessee General Assembly and losses so rare – on the Hill or in elections – the party’s lawmakers should be jubilant with this year’s session. But it’s never enough.
10. Cardinals Prospect Cody Stanley Coming Back, Moving Up
- Friday, March 13, 2015
Spring training in 2012. St. Louis Cardinals catching prospect Cody Stanley gets a phone call from then-farm director John Vuch.
Farm directors do not usually call minor-league catchers to chat.
11. Cohen Calls Tennessee Promise ‘A Fraud’
- Wednesday, January 21, 2015
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen of Memphis calls the Tennessee Promise last dollar scholarship program for community college and state technical centers “a fraud.”
12. Obama Proposes Publicly Funded Community College for All
- Monday, January 12, 2015
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – President Barack Obama on Friday proposed to bring the cost of two years of community college "down to zero" for all Americans, an ambitious nationwide plan based on a popular Tennessee program signed into law by that state's Republican governor.
13. Celebrating the Holiday Season in East Tennessee
- Saturday, December 06, 2014
Even ole Ebenezer Scrooge could find something in Knoxville to get him in the holiday spirit.
Area residents have a wide selection of holiday activities including a Clarence Brown Theatre rendition of Scrooge’s Christmas Eve’s nocturnal visitors. Many of the activities are free, but others range in price. Visit the websites for more detailed information, including time, ticket price and availability.
14. This week in Memphis history: October 31-November 6
- Saturday, November 01, 2014
2006: Former President Bill Clinton in Memphis to campaign for U.S. Rep. Harold Ford Jr. at Temple of Deliverance Church of God in Christ just days before election day in the U.S. Senate race between Ford, the Democratic nominee and Bob Corker, the Republican nominee. Corker would claim the Senate seat.
15. Technology Key to Knoxville’s Improving Economy
- Saturday, September 20, 2014
Multiple industry sectors have always been a strength for the Knoxville job market, and that deep bench is helping the area once again as state and national economies improve.
From high-tech spinoffs out of both the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratories to a strong manufacturing climate, the area is benefiting as both companies and investors ramp up their expansion and hiring efforts, says Rhonda Rice, who serves as executive vice president of the Knoxville Chamber
16. Prep Coaches, Players Sold on Jones the Recruiter
- Saturday, September 20, 2014
Nothing surprises Murfreesboro Blackman High School football coach Philip Shadowens when it comes to college recruiting.
Shadowens has seen it all – including the flurry of activity created by Blackman senior quarterback and safety Jauan Jennings, rated the No. 18 athlete in the nation by Rivals.com.
17. Clueing THEA
- Thursday, September 18, 2014
THEA crops up in crosswords occasionally. In an easy puzzle, it’ll be clued as “Ellington’s ‘Take ___ Train’.” Or “Mr. T’s ‘___ Team’.” In more challenging grids, THEA’s clues include “Actress Gill,” “German author von Harbou,” or “Mother of Eos.” Snobby solvers don’t like any of these clues; thus, they don’t like THEA. That’s about to change. Henceforth, a new clue for THEA will be available. I predict a change of attitude toward the answer.
18. Corporations are People? It's a Real Legal Concept
- Friday, July 04, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – There may be more to that "we the people" notion than you thought.
These are boom times for the concept of "corporate personhood."
Corporations are people?
19. New Push to Get Girls Into Computer Sciences
- Friday, June 20, 2014
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) – Diana Navarro loves to code, and she's not afraid to admit it. But the 18-year-old Rutgers University computer science major knows she's an anomaly: Writing software to run computer programs in 2014 is – more than ever – a man's world.
20. Poll Shows Tennessee Voters Favor Free Tuition Plan
- Thursday, May 22, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) – A majority of Tennessee voters support Gov. Bill Haslam's program to cover a full ride at two-year colleges for any high school graduate, as well as higher education standards, according to the latest Vanderbilt University poll released Wednesday.
21. Study: Political TV Ads on Health Law Total $445 Million
- Monday, May 19, 2014
CHICAGO (AP) – A new analysis finds the nation's health care overhaul deserves a place in advertising history as the focus of extraordinarily high spending on negative political TV ads that have gone largely unanswered by the law's supporters.
22. Alexander Touts Importance of Political Role Models
- Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Among the crowd of 500 who gathered Monday, April 21, for the 11th annual Dunavant Public Servant Awards were fourth- and fifth-graders from White Station Elementary School.
Although they were by a wall on the far side of the ballroom at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, they drew the attention of U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, the keynote speaker for the Rotary Club of Memphis East event sponsored by The Daily News and the University of Memphis.
23. Museum Milestone
- Friday, April 04, 2014
When the National Civil Rights Museum formally reopens Saturday, April 5, it will be with the “breaking” of a ceremonial chain at the new entrance to the building that was once the Lorraine Motel, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968.
24. One and One for the Morrisseys
- Thursday, April 03, 2014
Robin and Darren Morrissey, wife and husband, finished one and one at the 2014 Clinton School Puzzle Festival. That would be first place in crosswords and first place in Sudoku.
25. Another Five-Peat
- Thursday, March 27, 2014
“Never in the history of competitive crossword puzzle solving has there been a rivalry like the one between Tyler Hinman and Dan Feyer.” Thus begins a write-up of last week’s American Crossword Puzzle Tournament at time.com.
26. Jeb Bush: Follow Through on Common Core Standards
- Friday, March 21, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) – Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Wednesday urged state officials to follow through on Common Core education standards despite what he called an "avalanche" of criticism from those who oppose them.
27. Mississippi Board of Education OKs Common Core Courses
- Tuesday, February 25, 2014
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi's Board of Education approved new Common Core-aligned English and math courses Friday, but not before some board members objected, saying they believe teachers and students need another year to prepare.
28. State of the Union: Of Pledges, Pleas and Setbacks
- Thursday, January 23, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – Here's a little secret about the State of the Union address that President Barack Obama will deliver next week: He'll give Congress a long list of requests but few likely will be approved. That's just the reality of a politically divided government.
29. Obama, Clinton Families Pay Tribute to JFK
- Thursday, November 21, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama paid tribute Wednesday to former President John F. Kennedy's legacy, joining former President Bill Clinton to lay a wreath at Kennedy's grave and presenting a freedom medal that Kennedy conceived before his assassination 50 years ago this week.
30. Haiku With Cartoon Twist
- Thursday, November 14, 2013
HOT SPRINGS, ARK. – “Old Pond” cartoonist / big hit at haiku Hot Springs: / Jessica Tremblay.
November rolls in with hints of summer and winter. Autumn’s colors dot the hillsides surrounding historic Bathhouse Row. Amid falling leaves a dozen and a half haiku versifiers, from Boston to Memphis to Plano to Vancouver, descend upon the Arlington Hotel.
31. Arkansas Prepares to Launch Insurance Market
- Tuesday, October 01, 2013
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – After two elections and two legislative sessions that were centered on the federal health care overhaul, Arkansas is preparing to implement a key part of the 2010 health law with the launch of its online insurance marketplace.
32. Obama Nominates 3 to Appeals Court, Testing GOP
- Wednesday, June 05, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Opening a summer showdown with Congress, a combative President Barack Obama nominated three judges to a powerful appellate court Tuesday and challenged Republicans to stop the "political obstruction" holding up his nominees.
33. Obama Nominates Pritzker, Froman for Economic Jobs
- Friday, May 03, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama on Thursday chose two old friends with corporate executive experience for top posts on his economic team, naming longtime fundraiser Penny Pritzker as Commerce secretary and adviser Michael Froman as U.S. Trade Representative.
34. Defendant Gets 12 Years in Petties Drug Case
- Monday, March 25, 2013
A contract killer for the Craig Petties drug organization who never carried out his job got a 12-year, five-month prison sentence Thursday, March 21, from U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee Judge Samuel “Hardy” Mays.
35. A Candidate Makes Friends, Asks for Votes
- Thursday, December 20, 2012
The elections of 2012 are over. Under local law, a certain person was reelected, unopposed, to a fifth four-year term.
The 16-year incumbent had occasion recently to reflect on the election of 1996, his first. He’s fond of saying, “I’ll never forget the year Bill Clinton rode my coattails to another term in the White House.”
36. It’s Magic
- Thursday, November 08, 2012
Nine-year-old Joel Brown, a fourth-grader at Moody Elementary in White Hall, Ark., and his dad, Chris, a Jefferson County deputy clerk, arrived at Sturgis Hall at 4:20 last Friday (Oct. 26). Busy with her nursing school studies, mom Stacy couldn’t come.
37. George Clinton to Talk Music at Memphis Conference
- Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Funk music king George Clinton is scheduled to speak at a conference geared toward bringing access to music education to students in underserved communities.
The Stax Music Academy is hosting the Berklee City Music Network’s conference in Memphis, set to run through Wednesday.
38. Political Outsourcing
- Monday, October 15, 2012
It has been 12 years since Shelby County voters have encountered a Democratic or Republican presidential nominee on the general election ballot who had some kind of political presence in the region, if not the city, before they made their bid for president.
- Thursday, August 23, 2012
Memphis Breakfast Rotary Club will meet Thursday, Aug. 23, at 7 a.m. at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Glen Vanderford, regional Rotary Foundation director, will speak. Contact Mark Edwards at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, Aug. 22, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau, 3693 Tyndale Ave. Cynthia Thompson of HR Professionals of Greater Memphis will speak. Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.biz.
41. Cohen Keeps Focus on Bigger Picture
- Monday, July 09, 2012
Democratic U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Memphis, says he works well with Republicans in Congress but that most of the federal funding and help he has secured for the city comes from the Democratic-controlled White House.
42. Bryant Signs Laws Affecting Students and Veterans
- Friday, May 25, 2012
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill Wednesday that requires kindergarteners or first-graders to be tested for dyslexia, a reading disorder that can sometimes go undiagnosed for years and leave children struggling to learn.
43. New District Lines Lead to New Races
- Monday, April 09, 2012
“This time I waited to be sure,” Ian Randolph said just before the Thursday, April 5, deadline for candidates to file in the Aug. 2 elections.
44. Jury Hears Recording of Hit Man Talking With Petties Target
- Thursday, February 16, 2012
Tobias Pride said the drug kingpin who hired him to kill Antonio Allen in 2002 had proof “in black and white” that Allen had been cooperating with law enforcement.
45. Court Hears Details Of Drug Org
- Thursday, February 16, 2012
Memphis Federal Court Judge Hardy Mays has been balancing other cases on his schedule with the Craig Petties drug organization trial that began Feb. 6 with jury selection.
46. Teacher Ratings Vary Widely by District
- Thursday, January 05, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) – Under the state's new teacher evaluation system, observations by principals make up half of their scores, but a first glimpse at those observation scores shows they are all over the map.
47. AP Interview: US Atty. Stanton Targets Gangs
- Wednesday, January 04, 2012
MEMPHIS (AP) – In his 17 months as U.S. attorney for West Tennessee, lifelong Memphian Edward Stanton has taken a tough stance against sex traffickers and drug rings, while also showing a willingness to get personally involved in the region’s most serious cases.
48. Republicans Aim to Quash New Union Rules
- Thursday, December 01, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Republicans are maneuvering to short-circuit an effort by Democrats on the National Labor Relations Board to approve rules that would quicken the pace of union elections.
49. Kahane’s Practice Fueled By Real Estate Litigation
- Thursday, November 03, 2011
Primarily a general litigation attorney, Joshua Kahane of Glankler Brown PLLC focuses on settling often-tense real estate matters.
That includes representing landowners and landlords in landlord-tenant matters; owners in contract disputes over property; zoning issues; and pretty much any type of litigation that stems out of ownership of real property or loans.
50. Crossword Champ Crowned
- Thursday, October 27, 2011
LITTLE ROCK – Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011. Oh, what a beautiful morning! The sun rose brightly over the eastern edge of the city, its beams shimmering on the Arkansas River and reflecting off the edges of the Clinton Presidential Library. For those who’d made the trip to Sturgis Hall for the fifth annual Clinton School Puzzle Festival, a touristy atmosphere was the order of the day.
51. Donald Continues ‘Marvelous Journey’
- Thursday, October 27, 2011
Some federal judges and even state judges use the word “isolation” to describe the experience of becoming a judge, especially if they had been politically active before coming to the bench.
52. Many Cities Imposing Broad Cuts as Revenue Shrinks
- Wednesday, September 28, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – More than half of U.S. cities have cut staff, canceled construction projects or raised fees this year, according to a report from the National League of Cities that catalogs the vast damage from shrunken property- and income-tax revenue.
53. Travel Back In History With These 2 Novels
- Thursday, July 07, 2011
If memory serves, it was about this time of year in 2008 that I found myself face to face with my favorite Latin teacher at a party.
She recommended “Imperium,” a 2006 historical novel by British author Robert Harris, for my summer reading.
54. Martino’s Faith at Center Of Successful Design Career
- Friday, April 08, 2011
Angelo Martino, head of the interior design department at Lakeland-based Renaissance Group, has been in the business almost 50 years. But what others may call the result of many years of practice, Martino calls a “gift from God.”
55. Former Tenn. Gov. Ned McWherter, 80, Dies
- Tuesday, April 05, 2011
Ned McWherter, a one-time factory worker who became a millionaire businessman, speaker of the state House and then a two-term Democratic governor, has died at the age of 80.
His administrative assistant, Madelyn Pritchett, says McWherter of Dresden died Monday at a Nashville hospital where he was being treated for cancer.
56. McWherter, Former Governor, House Speaker, Dies
- Monday, April 04, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – Ned McWherter, a one-time factory worker who became a millionaire businessman, speaker of the state House and then a two-term Democratic governor, has died at the age 80.
His administrative assistant, Madelyn Pritchett, says McWherter of Dresden died Monday at a Nashville hospital where he was being treated for cancer.
57. Strickland to Bring Message of Hope to Memphis
- Monday, February 21, 2011
Bill Strickland is widely admired for the many hats he wears; CEO, social entrepreneur, writer, speaker and visionary.
58. Wiseman ‘Sets the Table’ for Policy as Lawyer, GOP Chair
- Thursday, February 03, 2011
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.
59. Even in Liberal Bastions, GOP Sees Election Chance
- Wednesday, October 20, 2010
HYANNIS PORT, Mass. (AP) — In the congressional district that's home to the Kennedy family compound, a Kennedy public skating rink and a Kennedy museum, the heart of liberalism is beating uneasily.
60. Waddell’s Legacy Will Endure at The Daily News
- Friday, September 24, 2010
Lisa Waddell was a career employee at The Daily News, beginning her work here at the age of 19. Her life story is a model of success, embodying striving for excellence through perseverance, patience and wisdom.
61. Judiciary Panel OKs Elena Kagan for Supreme Court
- Wednesday, July 21, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pushing toward an election-year Supreme Court confirmation vote, a polarized Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday approved Elena Kagan to be the fourth female justice.
Just one Republican joined Democrats to approve Kagan's nomination and send it to the full Senate, where she's expected to win confirmation within weeks.
62. Judge's Innovation May Offer Malpractice Fix
- Tuesday, June 22, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) — Part listening, part cajoling, an innovative approach to resolving medical malpractice cases could become a model for courts around the country thanks to a pioneering judge who invested his own time in learning about medicine.
63. Obama Seeks to Force Votes on Spending Cuts
- Tuesday, May 25, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Monday is sending legislation to Congress that would allow him to force lawmakers to vote on cutting earmarks and wasteful programs from spending bills.
64. Judiciary Chairman: Kagan Hearings Start in June
- Thursday, May 20, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate Judiciary Committee chairman moved quickly Wednesday to advance U.S. Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan down a so-far smooth road to confirmation, setting hearings for June 28.
65. Elena Kagan Chosen by Obama for Supreme Court
- Tuesday, May 11, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama nominated Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court on Monday, declaring the former Harvard Law School dean "one of the nation's foremost legal minds." She would be the court's youngest justice and give it three female members for the first time.
66. Commission Races Hinge on Public Issues
- Monday, April 19, 2010
Two issues figure in to the 11 competitive races for the Shelby County Commission – the future of the Regional Medical Center and local government consolidation.
Any push card for a credible candidate includes either something about how to save The MED or the candidate’s opposition to consolidation – or both.
67. Cody Named Co-Chair Of Society Of Attorneys General Emeritus
- Thursday, April 01, 2010
Attorney Michael Cody of Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC was recently named co-chairman of the Society of Attorneys General Emeritus (SAGE).
68. Ford Jr. Makes Tough Bid for Liberal NYers' Affections
- Monday, January 18, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) - The last time Harold Ford Jr. ran for the U.S. Senate, he spoke proudly about his pickup truck, his "friend" President George W. Bush, his support for Chief Justice John Roberts and a voting record that "doesn't describe a liberal."
69. Dewald Selected to Chair Life and Health Insurance Foundation
- Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Jack Dewald will serve as chairman of the board for the Life and Health Insurance Foundation for Education.
Dewald is president and owner of Agency Services Inc.
70. Health Message Strong in Miss., Tenn. Schools
- Monday, October 12, 2009
CLINTON, Miss. (AP) - Sugary, high-calorie snacks are off-limits at Sumner Junior High, so instead of door-to-door candy sales to raise money, students ask their parents to donate $30.
It's one of many methods the school in suburban Jackson uses to keep students lean. The program also includes streamlined cafeteria meals, low-calorie vending machine snacks, a weight-loss contest for faculty and staff and a council that decides how to promote good eating habits.
71. Appeals Court Overturns Campaign Finance Rules
- Monday, September 21, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Independent advocacy groups will be able to spend more money to try to influence federal elections under a decision Friday from a federal appeals court that overturned rules limiting nonprofits' campaign spending.
72. Circuit Judge Announces Ark. Supreme Court Candidacy
- Wednesday, September 16, 2009
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Pulaski County Circuit Judge Tim Fox has become the first announced candidate for the state Supreme Court seat being vacated by retiring Justice Annabelle Clinton Imber.
73. Memphis Bar Foundation Nominates Ingram to Board
- Thursday, September 10, 2009
Yolanda Wesley Ingram has been nominated to the board of directors for the Memphis Bar Foundation. Ingram is the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law’s assistant dean for student affairs, director of the Academic Support Program and director of the Tennessee Institute for Pre-Law.
74. Dress Newest Pathologist At Pathology Group of the MidSouth
- Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Dr. Matthew A. Dress has joined Pathology Group of the MidSouth PC as its newest pathologist.
Before joining Pathology Group of the MidSouth, Dress served as the chief resident in anatomic and clinical pathology at the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Tennessee. He then completed a fellowship in hematopathology at the University of Rochester Medical Center-Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y.
75. Ark. Gets $69M for Renovations Through Stimulus
- Tuesday, August 11, 2009
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas' colleges and universities, prison system and other state buildings will use more than $69 million in federal stimulus money for renovations and energy-efficiency upgrades, Gov. Mike Beebe said Monday.
76. Chrysler Moves to Eliminate 789 of 3,200 Dealers
- Friday, May 15, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) - Chrysler LLC wants to eliminate roughly a quarter of its 3,200 U.S. dealerships by early next month, saying in a bankruptcy court filing Thursday that the network is antiquated and has too many stores competing with each other.
77. Life After City Hall: The story behind Herenton’s Washington surprise
- Thursday, May 07, 2009
You would think that Mayor Willie Herenton’s “resignation” last spring as he thought about trying out for Memphis City Schools superintendent would be difficult to top.
78. Obama and McCain Vote, Prepare Their Final Pitch
- Tuesday, November 04, 2008
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.
79. Tennessee Voters Must Be in Line By Closing Time
- Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Polls in Tennessee opened Tuesday to bright, sunny skies and long lines of voters waiting to cast ballots in what election officials expect to be a record turnout.
The advice to voters was this: Get in line before the polls close or you won't get in the door.
80. Lightman Realty to Begin Phase II of Centennial Gardens
- Tuesday, October 14, 2008
7751 Centennial Drive
Memphis, TN 38125
Permit Amount: $10.6 Million
Project Cost: $14 million
Permit Date: Applied October 2008
Owner: Michael Lightman Realty Co.
Tenant: Michael Lightman Realty Co.
Contractor: Patton & Taylor Construction Co.
Architect: MMH Hall Architects and Planners Inc
81. Forget the Lipstick, Economy Takes Over Campaign
- Wednesday, September 17, 2008
GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) - Economic fears are suddenly dominating the presidential campaign, shoving aside lipstick on pigs and every other issue. Republican John McCain called for a crisis commission Tuesday, while Democrat Barack Obama laughed that off as "the oldest Washington stunt in the book."
82. Economists Weigh Bailouts’ Impact
- Tuesday, August 26, 2008
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) – Do Washington policymakers listen too much to Wall Street? A possible bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, on the heels of similar action involving investment firm Bear Stearns, seems to send a loud signal to financial companies that the government will clean up their messes.
83. Rosenblum Prides Practice On Representing Plaintiffs 'The Right Way'
- Thursday, February 28, 2008
Jeff Rosenblum was named to the 2007 Super Lawyers list by Law & Politics late last year, his second consecutive year named as a Mid-South Super Lawyer.
He and partner Marc E. Reisman founded Rosenblum & Reisman Attorneys at Law in 1998. It's an enterprise Rosenblum described as a "real plaintiffs' law firm."
84. Wharton to Seek Law Against Uninvolved Parents
- Thursday, February 21, 2008
It was an idea that Shelby County Mayor A C Wharton Jr. dropped into his state of the county speech Tuesday to the Memphis Rotary Club.
Wharton decided to go through with his call for a law that would make parental neglect of a child's education a crime after a morning visit with a group of about 40 juvenile offenders in a detention center. The group included the teenager who shot a classmate earlier this month at Mitchell High School.
85. Wharton Suggests Educational Neglect Statute
- Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Shelby County Mayor AC Wharton Jr. is exploring the idea of a state law that would make it a crime for parents to neglect their children’s education. Wharton floated the idea during his State of the County speech Tuesday at the Memphis Rotary Club.
86. Wharton Suggests Educational Neglect Statute
- Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Shelby County Mayor AC Wharton Jr. is exploring the idea of a state law that would make it a crime for parents to neglect their children’s education. Wharton floated the idea during his State of the County speech today at the Memphis Rotary Club.
87. Bush's Record $3.1 Trillion Budget Would Bring Big Increase for Military – and Federal Deficit
- Tuesday, February 05, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - The budget President Bush sent Congress has about as much chance of approval as he does of serving a third term. And given the fiscal nightmare facing the next president, it might seem a wonder anyone else wants the job.
88. Early Voting Exceeds 30,000 in Shelby County
- Friday, February 01, 2008
Early voting in advance of Tuesday’s Tennessee presidential primaries has topped 30,000 in Shelby County. The turnout compares to 11,313 early voters in advance of the 2004 presidential primaries in Shelby County and suggests a higher level of voter interest that could boost overall turnout higher than the 10 percent turnout locally in the 2000 and 2004 presidential primaries.
89. Obama Starts TV Ads in 4 Tennessee Markets
- Tuesday, January 22, 2008
CHATTANOOGA (AP) - Barack Obama is running television advertisements in Nashville, Memphis, Chattanooga and Knoxville, in what supporters say is the first such market buy for Tennessee's Feb. 5 Democratic presidential primary.
90. Underlying Grisham's Employment Law Surface Is Love of Writing, Hockey
- Thursday, December 27, 2007
Attorney Greg Grisham, a partner in Weintraub Stock & Grisham PC, is a recent appointee to the advisory committee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
He is also a guiding force in the Memphis Lawyers' Chapter of The Federalist Society, a legal and political forum that in recent years has drawn not only devotees of quintessential federalist Alexander Hamilton's view of strong central government, but also some adherents of Andrew Jackson's more moderate philosophy.
91. Obama EstablishesTennessee Presence
- Friday, December 21, 2007
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, whom a recent poll showed leading fellow Democrats Hillary Clinton and John Edwards in the early voting state of Iowa, established a campaign presence in Tennessee this wee
92. Robert White PromotedTo Wharton's Exec Asst.
- Friday, December 07, 2007
Shelby County Mayor A C Wharton Jr. has promoted former adviser to the mayor Robert White to executive assistant. White succeeds Sybille Noble, who resigned to accept the position as new chief contracting officer for the
93. Local Venture Capitalist Makes Documentary
- Thursday, October 18, 2007
Any way you add it up, four non-leap year calendar years always equate to 1,460 days – or 2 million minutes.
But follow the life of a typical American high school student during that same time span versus his or her academic counterparts in India and China, and the resulting contrast is about as vast as, well, the distance between Boston and Bangalore.
94. Here's to Being 'A Maverick Pain in the (Expletive)'
- Friday, July 20, 2007
When I was in college, I worked in a grocery store on the weekends in a rural West Tennessee town when I wasn't commuting to school or studying like a mad demon.
My mother and I lived with my grandmother at the time, so the roughly $60 to $80 I earned each week at E.W. James & Sons went toward our groceries and other living expenses. It was not an easy life.
95. Memphis Judges Overturn Earlier Spying Decision Brought by ACLU
- Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Two well-known members of Memphis' legal community were part of the three-judge federal appeals court panel whose ruling late last week appeared to give the Bush administration an important victory in its fight to keep a controversial domestic spying program.
96. Matter of Principle
- Wednesday, June 06, 2007
On the surface, the lawsuit filed in Shelby County Chancery Court on May 25 against the Memphis affiliate of a national peace movement concerns little more than a routine legal procedure.
Elke Morris, the mother of a U.S. Marine captain from Memphis killed by a sniper in Iraq's Anbar province last year, is asking the court for an injunction against CODEPINK. Specifically, she wants the group stopped from using any image or likeness of her son in the exhibits and memorials the group sponsors.
97. MCS Students Honored With Little Rock Nine Scholarships
- Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Two Memphis City Schools seniors will be honored by former president Bill Clinton at an awards gala this fall in Little Rock.
The students, Veronica Billingsley of Booker T. Washington H
98. Interest in Evolving Law Led Chiles to Become an Attorney
- Thursday, May 03, 2007
Editor's Note: This Law Talk is the fourth in a series of interviews with new shareholders in the Memphis office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC.
Leigh M. Chiles grew up less than an hour's drive from Memphis on a cotton farm in Arkansas.
99. Baker Donelson Shareholder Thrives in Pressure-Packed Legal Profession
- Thursday, April 26, 2007
Editor's Note: This Law Talk is the third in a series of interviews with new shareholders in the Memphis office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC.
When attorney Mark A. B. Carlson thought about being a lawyer, the thing that excited him was going to law school.
100. Attorney Finds Success at Baker Donelson After 'Insanity' Moment at 35 Led to New Start
- Thursday, April 19, 2007
Editor's Note: This Law Talk is the second in a series of interviews with new shareholders in the Memphis office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC.
John B. Burns is one of five attorneys who earlier this year were named shareholders in the Memphis office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC. He joined Mark A.B. Carlson, Leigh M. Chiles, Angie C. Davis and Clinton J. Simpson in the distinction.