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1. Ask a Lawyer -

JUDGED BY LAWYERS. Q: What do you when you have a lawyer buried up to the neck in sand?

A: Not enough sand.

Lawyers can’t catch a break.

Q: What the difference between a lawyer and a catfish?

2. Grizzlies License Plate Added to Specialty List -

Move over Growl Towels. The Grizzlies now have an official license plate.

The new Grizzlies License Plate will be added to the specialty license plates available for Tennessee motorists with the purchase of 1,000 plates through Grizzlies.com this upcoming season. The Tennessee Legislature added the Memphis Grizzlies License Plate to its stock of sports specialty plates with the help of approved legislation from Sen. Jim Kyle and Rep. Larry Miller and the Shelby County Delegation.

3. Lakeland Pharmacist Installed as Prez-Elect of Association -

Brandon Edgerson of Lakeland was installed as the 2014-2015 president-elect of the Tennessee Society of Health-System Pharmacists (TSHP) at the 127th Annual Convention of the Tennessee Pharmacists Association (TPA) held recently in Hilton Head, S.C.

4. Real Pastime: Forgiving Our Stars -

A story on baltimoreravens.com carried the following headline: “Ravens fans give Ray Rice a standing ovation.”

5. Grizzlies Participate in Basketball Without Borders -

Memphis Grizzlies mascot Grizz and select members of the Grizz Girls and the Kings of the Court performance teams will travel to South Africa for a 10-day stay to participate in the 12th Basketball Without Borders, Africa events in Johannesburg from July 31 to Aug. 9.

6. UTHSC Professor Receives $2.5 Million Grant -

Donna K. Hathaway, University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Advanced Practice and Doctoral Studies in the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has received a $2.5 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, a subsidiary of the National Institutes of Health.

7. St. Jude Honored by Department of Defense -

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is one of 15 recipients of the 2014 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.

The Freedom Award is the Defense Department’s highest recognition given to employers for exceptional support of Guard and Reserve employees. This year’s recipients were selected from 2,864 nominations received from Guardsmen and Reservists for going far beyond what the federal law requires to support their military employees.

8. Blood Donors Needed to Address Shortage -

Donations through the Red Cross are down approximately 8 percent over the last 11 weeks, resulting in about 80,000 fewer donations than expected. The number of donors continues to decline, and the shortfall is significant enough that the Red Cross could experience an emergency situation in the coming weeks.

9. Grizz Retain Wallace, Hire Stefanski -

The Memphis Grizzlies are bringing in NBA executive Ed Stefanski for a key front office position, according to a Yahoo Sports report, and also have announced that Chris Wallace will remain as general manager and has signed a long-term contract extension.

10. M Club Golf Tournament Slated for Aug. 29 -

The M Club, the letter winners association at the University of Memphis, will play host to the 2014 “Clash of the Tigers” Golf Tournament on Friday, Aug 29, at Windyke Country Club.

The tournament will take place on the eve of the Tigers kicking off the 2014 football season. Memphis will take on Austin Peay the following evening in Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.

11. Medtronic Wins Approval for Cervical Disc Product -

Medtronic, Inc. has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market the Prestige LP Cervical Disc System for the treatment of single-level cervical disc disease (radiculopathy and/or myelopathy).

12. UTHSC Honors Four With Alumnus Awards -

Four physicians will receive the 2014 Outstanding Alumnus Awards from the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center on Aug. 14.

The doctors are being honored for their work in clinical practice, teaching and community service. Two internal medicine specialists, a pediatric allergist/immunologist and a pediatrician, the outstanding physicians will be honored when graduates of the UTHSC College of Medicine gather in Memphis for the annual College of Medicine Alumni Weekend Aug. 14-16.

13. 2014 Ole Miss Football Guide Now Available -

College football season is almost here, but there’s still time to do a little homework.

So, if you’re wondering how the Ole Miss roster will look this fall, there’s time to read up on this year’s team and to reflect on teams past. The 2014 Ole Miss Football Guide is available for purchase at OleMissPublications.com.

14. Memphis Athletics Director Named to NCAA Council -

University of Memphis athletics director Tom Bowen has been appointed to the NCAA Division I Leadership Council.

15. Eve Didn’t Poison Toomer’s Corner Trees -

Justin Fuente again did football-obsessive mankind a favor this summer with his annual women’s clinic.

“By and large, men know a lot less than they think they do and women know a lot more,” said the University of Memphis football coach.

16. University of Memphis Selects New Women’s Tennis Coach -

Hayden Perez, a three-time ITA Central Region Assistant Coach of the Year who has been on the coaching staff of teams that have made NCAA Championship appearances each of the past five years, has been named the women’s tennis coach at the University of Memphis.

17. UTHSC Receives $3.1 Million in Federal Grants -

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded the University of Tennessee Health Science Center nine federal grants totaling more than $3.1 million for a variety of programs and research projects.

18. UTHSC Doctor Receives Mental Health Study Grant -

Kazuko Sakata, an assistant professor in the pharmacology department at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has received a two-year grant totaling $147,500 from the National Institute of Mental Health, a division of the National Institutes of Health, to research whether an enriched environment early in life is more effective than later in improving or preventing depression.

19. Polo Match to Benefit Wings Cancer Foundation -

Wings Cancer Foundation and Panera Bread will host the inaugural Wings Pro Classic on Sunday, Sept. 14, at the Memphis Polo Club. The event will benefit Wings’ programs designed to help underserved cancer survivors across the Mid-South by providing free lymphedema garments, breast prostheses and mastectomy supplies.

20. UTHSC Researcher Gets Neonatal Project Grant -

Dr. Adebowale Adebiyi, assistant professor in the physiology department at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has received a $1.5 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, a subsidiary of the National Institutes of Health.

21. No Crying in Vanderbilt Football, Not Anymore -

HOOVER, Ala. – Before James Franklin, Vanderbilt never had been to consecutive bowl games. He took them to three in three years.

22. Redbirds Begin Eight-Game Homestand Thursday -

The Memphis Redbirds open an eight-game homestand on Thursday, July 17, and will play host to the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Triple-A Rockies) and Omaha Storm Chasers (Triple-A Royals) at AutoZone Park. The homestand includes two giveaways and a fireworks show. Game time is 7:05 p.m., and gates open an hour before then.

23. SEC Media Days Notebook: July 14 -

Editor’s note: Reporter Don Wade is in Hoover, Ala., for SEC Football Media Days. Check The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com, each afternoon this week for the latest news and notes.

24. Memphis Kicker Elliott on Groza Award Watch List -

After hitting 16 of 18 field goal attempts and going 3-for-3 from beyond 50 yards as a freshman, University of Memphis kicker Jake Elliott is on the preseason Lou Groza Award watch list.

Elliott, a sophomore, is one of 30 players on the list. Each season, the Lou Groza Award goes to the nation’s top field goal kicker.

25. ServiceMaster Sponsoring New BizTown Shop -

Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South Inc. has announced the newest shop in JA BizTown will be sponsored by ServiceMaster.

26. Grizzlies Sign Udrih To Two-Year Deal -

The Memphis Grizzlies assured themselves of having an experienced back-up point guard to begin next season by re-signing Beno Udrih to a two-year contract.

Udrih, 32, was claimed off waivers late last season.

27. UTHSC Researchers Find Racial Gap in Medication Adherence -

The launch of the Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit in 2006 has encouraged more elderly patients to take their heart medications as prescribed.

But while the longstanding gap between white and minority patients in cardiovascular medication adherence has narrowed, black seniors are still less likely to adhere to medication goals than Hispanic Medicare participants, and both groups lag white seniors in the rate of adherence in using the common drugs that treat high blood pressure and heart failure.

28. Johnson Joins Other Former Grizzlies in Toronto -

Once upon a time, the Grizzlies moved from Vancouver to Memphis. Now, they appear to have an unofficial branch office in Toronto.

The Raptors re-signed former Grizzlies point guard Kyle Lowry to a four-year, $48 million deal, and the Toronto Star has reported that the Raptors have re-signed former Grizzlies backup point guard Greivis Vasquez and that the team has landed free agent forward James Johnson.

29. SRVS Merges With Special Kids & Families -

SRVS, Tennessee’s largest provider of services for people with disabilities, is merging with Special Kids & Families, creating the only local nonprofit to provide supports for individuals with disabilities from birth throughout life.

30. LeBron’s Contract: Best Bargain in Sports -

The money can drive you crazy, if you let it. Each day in Memphis we’re reading about “blue flu” and the city’s ongoing financial crisis.

With that as our local backdrop, it’s easy to become disgusted with the LeBron James sweepstakes that sort of looks like a steel cage (no, make that bank vault) death match between glitzy Miami/slick Pat Riley and hardscrabble Cleveland/thin-skinned Dan Gilbert.

31. West Cancer Center Sponsoring Conference -

West Cancer Center is sponsoring the second annual Cancer Awareness Conference: Heads Up Conquer Cancer, put on by Mt. Zion Baptist Church in partnership with the American Cancer Society. The event will take place on Saturday, July 12, from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 60 South Parkway E.

32. Grizzlies Draftee Adams Signs Multi-Year Deal -

The Memphis Grizzlies have signed 2014 first-round draft pick Jordan Adams to a multi-year contract. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Adams (6-foot-5, 209 pounds) was selected by Memphis in the first round (22nd overall) of the 2014 NBA Draft after two seasons at UCLA, where he averaged 16.4 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.1 assists and a school-record 2.43 steals on .467 shooting in 30.2 minutes in 69 career games. His 168 career steals rank seventh in Bruins history.

33. UTHSC Forms Biomedical Research Department -

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine has formed a new biomedical research department on the Memphis campus, the Department of Genetics, Genomics and Informatics. Professor Robert W. Williams, the UT-ORNL Governor's Chair in Computational Genomics, will serve as founding chair.

34. Survey Aims to Help Protect Children’s Emotional Health -

A task force made up of more than 40 community leaders is asking randomly selected Shelby County residents to "Answer the Call" this summer by participating in a confidential phone survey, which will gather information to help develop tools to assist parents in protecting their children's emotional and behavioral health.

35. Grizzlies Renew Commitment to Raise $2.5 Million for St. Jude -

The Memphis Grizzlies have announced that they have committed to raising $2.5 million over 10 years to continue helping St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in the research and treatment of childhood cancer and other deadly diseases.

36. Houtz to Lead Tigers’ Ticket Operations -

Derek Houtz has been named the assistant athletic director for ticket operations and sales at the University of Memphis. Houtz’s responsibilities expanded during more than five years working in the athletic ticket office at the University of Southern Mississippi

37. Redbirds’ Piscotty Named to All-Star Team -

Memphis Redbirds outfielder Stephen Piscotty has been named to the Pacific Coast League All-Star team and will represent the Redbirds on the 30-man squad that takes on the International League stars in the 2014 Triple-A All-Star Game July 16 at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, N.C.

38. University of Tennessee Health Science Center to Operate Forensic Center -

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center has been awarded a $3.1 million contract to operate the West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center and the Shelby County Medical Examiner’s Office.

39. University of Tennessee Health Science Center Professor Wins Caffeine Research Grant -

S. Casey Laizure, a professor in the clinical pharmacy department at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy, has received a grant totaling $150,000 from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, a part of the National Institutes of Health.

40. A Wise Sports Fan Appreciates the Journey -

So what does Team USA’s soccer experience and the Memphis Grizzlies experience have in common?

You know, besides the obvious – playing against a bunch of floppers/whiners, be they from Portugal or Lob City?

41. Jackson, Stokes on Grizzlies' Summer Roster -

The Memphis Grizzlies’ 2014 Orlando Pro Summer League roster will include former University of Memphis guard Joe Jackson and forward Jarnell Stokes, a second-round pick out of Tennessee and Memphis native for whom the Grizzlies traded on draft night.

42. Memphis Football Single-Game Tickets on Sale -

Single-game tickets for all six University of Memphis home football games are now on sale. The Tigers open the 2014 football season by playing host to Austin Peay on Saturday, Aug. 30, at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.

43. Tigers’ Woodson Involved in Fight -

Dominic Woodson’s troubles continue.

The sophomore forward on the University of Memphis basketball team was involved in an altercation with a Tigers football player on Monday; the two players were arguing over a female, a source told The Daily News.

44. Grizzlies Forward Davis Becomes Free Agent -

Forward Ed Davis, once considered a key component in the trade that sent Rudy Gay to the Toronto Raptors, becomes an unrestricted free agent after the Memphis Grizzlies declined to make Davis a qualifying offer.

45. Tigers’ Ifedi Receives Athlon Recognition -

University of Memphis senior defensive end Martin Ifedi has been named to Athlon Sports’ preseason American Athletic Conference first-team. He was one of five Memphis players recognized by the preseason publication.

46. University of Memphis Names Carrier Assistant Athletic Director -

Thomas Carrier, a two-time alumnus of the University of Memphis with more than 10 years of experience in the facility management industry, has been named assistant athletic director for events and facilities.

47. Rizzo’s to Help Raise Funds for Crisis Center -

The Memphis Crisis Center and Rizzo's Diner at 106 G.E. Patterson Ave. are partnering for a monthly event to raise funds for the 24-hour hotline for people in emotional distress.

“Less to Wine About Wednesdays” will be held on the second Wednesday of every month. The restaurant, which has been featured on Food Network, will give 25 percent of the day’s proceeds to the Memphis Crisis Center.

48. Campbell Foundation Honors Class of 2014 -

The University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering and the Campbell Foundation recently celebrated the graduation of the class of 2014 orthopedic surgery residents and orthopedic fellows at the Memphis Country Club.

49. Methodist Le Bonheur Honored for Patient Care -

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare has been recognized by the Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care as a Better Together exemplar hospital for excellence in engaging patients and families as partners in patients’ care.

50. What’s in a Name? -

Let’s consider our own Memphis Grizzlies. The team kept a nickname that migrated from Vancouver because fans here have embraced it. In fact, you or someone in your family probably owns a cap or a shirt bearing the team nickname or the likeness of a grizzly bear.

51. Redbirds Back Home for Weekend Series -

The Memphis Redbirds open up a four-game weekend series Thursday, June 26, at AutoZone Park against the Round Rock Express, the Triple-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers.

The homestand includes the St. Louis Cardinals’ 2013 National League Championship Series replica ring giveaway on Friday night for the first 3,000 fans. Gates open at 5 p.m. Friday, and first pitch is at 7:05 p.m. Also on Friday, Cardinals pitcher and former Redbird Joe Kelly is scheduled to make a rehab start as he works his way back from a hamstring injury.

52. University of Memphis Athletics Publications Honored -

Four University of Memphis publications designed by Brandon Kolditz, assistant director of athletics communications, received “Best Cover in the Nation” recognition by the College Sports Information Directors of America. The publications were judged as part of the organization’s annual publications contest.

53. UCAN Teen Talk to Be Held Saturday -

Peer pressure, bullying, self-esteem and how to say no to drugs will all be topics in UCAN of Memphis’ quarterly Teen Talk Saturday, June 28, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The free event will be held at the House of Mtenzi, 1298 Madison Ave. Refreshments will be served.

54. Baptist Opening Dementia Resource Center -

Baptist Memorial Health Care, with help from the Baptist Foundation and the Parker family donation, is opening a free resource center for patients and caregivers dealing with dementia or other memory-related issues.

55. Baseball Gives Rebels Realistic Championship Shot -

OXFORD, Miss. – With breakthrough success comes the luxury of laughter, and the breathing room that allows Ole Miss baseball coach Mike Bianco to say that reaching the College World Series took longer than he imagined.

56. Cardinals' Adams in Memphis on Rehab Assignment -

St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams was expected to join the Memphis Redbirds Monday, June 9, on an injury rehabilitation assignment for a left calf strain and to perhaps play several games with the Redbirds during the current homestand at AutoZone Park.

57. Four University of Memphis Baseball Players in MLB Draft -

The University of Memphis baseball team had four players chosen in the recent MLB Draft, the most the Tigers have had since 2011.

Left-handed pitcher Jacob Moody, a Bartlett native, went to the Cincinnati Reds in the 17th round; right-handed pitcher Bryce Beeler was taken by the New York Mets in the 19th round; the Chicago White Sox drafted shortstop Ethan Gross in the 26th round; and the Los Angeles Angels selected left-handed pitcher Caleb Wallingford in the 35th round.

58. Crescent Club Undergoes Anniversary Renovation -

The Crescent Club, a member of the ClubCorp family of clubs, is undergoing a multimillion-dollar renovation.

In recognition of its 25-year anniversary, the club overhaul will include a new bar, dining space, multimedia office center, as well as a new lounge and lobby. The work is scheduled to be finished by early July.

59. Methodist South Opening Diabetes Center -

Methodist South Hospital will host a grand opening of its Diabetes Wellness and Prevention Center Friday, June 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Medical Office Complex, 1251 Wesley Drive, suite 151. Tours will be available during the event.

60. Literatini Fundraiser to be Held June 13 -

Literacy Mid-South will host its annual Literatini fundraiser Friday, June 13, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at The Booksellers at Laurelwood, 387 Perkins Road Extended.

61. City to Rework Rights-of-Way Fees -

Allan Wade points to the patchwork pavement on many Memphis streets – square, sometimes rectangular.

62. Grizzlies’ Miller to Hold ‘Brief’ Signing Friday -

Mike Miller of the Grizzlies is launching a new line of boxer briefs and at 7 p.m., Friday June 6, will hold a meet-and-greet and autograph signing at City Gear in Southland Mall.

63. SEC Network Poised to Take Over -

Wading in … and wondering what an eventual deal between the SEC Network and DirecTV will mean for me. Will my bill go up 10 percent? Fifteen percent? Twenty percent?

Will I have to drink only domestics in brown bottles? Give up the ESPN of coffee (Star----)?

64. AAU Boys' Basketball Championship Coming to Memphis -

The Youth of Memphis Competitors Association will host the AAU Boys’ Basketball National Championships for 2nd Grade and 7th Grade Division I and 7th Grade Division II in Memphis June 29 through July 6.

65. Lifeblood Holding Six-Week Donor Fest -

Temperatures may rise in the summer and so may the need for blood, but donations tend to go down.

To counteract this, Lifeblood is holding a six-week Donor Fest through July 3 at its donor centers and mobile drives in hopes of encouraging new, regular and lapsed donors to give blood.

66. Memphis Health Center Gets $3.3 Million Grant -

The Memphis Health Center Inc., which provides high-quality, affordable health care services to Shelby County citizens, has received $3.3 million in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration.

67. UT Health Science Center College Of Medicine Reaccredited -

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Medicine has been reaccredited for the maximum eight-year term by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education.

The LCME accredits medical schools in the United States and Canada. Accreditation signifies that national standards for structure, function and performance are met by a medical school’s education program. Only LCME-accredited institutions may receive federal grants for education and participate in federal loan programs. Medical students in the United States must be enrolled in or have graduated from an LCME-accredited program in order to take national board exams or enter residency programs.

68. Lady Tigers Hire Delta State’s Midlick -

Former Delta State head women’s basketball coach David Midlick has been hired by University of Memphis women’s basketball head coach Melissa McFerrin as the Tigers’ new associate head coach.

69. Redbirds’ Cooney Named Pitcher of the Week -

Memphis Redbirds starting pitcher Tim Cooney has been named the Pacific Coast League’s Pitcher of the Week for the May 26 to June 1 period.

The 23-year-old tossed a one-hit, complete-game shutout as Memphis blanked the Iowa Cubs, 4-0, at AutoZone Park during the Thursday, May 29, Minor League Baseball “Game of the Week,” nationally telecast on CBS Sports Network.

70. Redbirds Games to Air in St. Louis -

Eighteen Memphis Redbirds games will be broadcast on KTRS 550 AM radio in St. Louis during the 2014 regular season. The first game was to have aired Saturday, May 31.

“It allows for us to extend the Redbirds brand in St. Louis,” said Redbirds general manager Craig Unger. “It also lets us get the word out about upcoming events and attract tourists to Memphis.”

71. Mid-South Marking Rebrands as MSM Solutions -

Mid-South Marking Systems is changing its company name to MSM Solutions to better reflect its products and offerings in providing barcoding and radio-frequency identification, or RFID, solutions.

The name change will go into effect July 1. MSM’s core focus will remain unchanged, and service to its nearly 2,000 customers will not be interrupted.

72. Lawyers Fight Effort to Oust Justices -

Lawyers are fighting back against an effort by conservatives to oust three sitting justices on the state’s highest court.

Republican Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey of Blountville has been circulating a document that takes aim at Supreme Court Justices Cornelia Clark, Gary Wade and Sharon Lee. All three were appointed by former Gov. Phil Bredesen, a Democrat, and all three are up for election on Aug. 7.

73. Grizzlies Holding Open House Saturday -

The Memphis Grizzlies are inviting fans to “test drive” seats for the 2014-2015 season at an open house Saturday, May 31, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at FedExForum.

The open house is free, and the first 500 fans will have their choice of a pair of Grizzlies sunglasses or a koozie. Free parking will be available in the Toyota parking garage.

74. Lots of Questions Remain Unanswered in Grizz Nation -

We’re now going on two weeks since this whole WHAT’S GOING ON WITH THE GRIZZLIES? saga started.

So, what do we actually know?

We know that Grizzlies controlling owner Robert Pera fired team CEO Jason Levien and player personnel director Stu Lash. We know that Pera allowed coach Dave Joerger to interview for the Minnesota Timberwolves’ head coaching job.

75. Tennessee Nonprofits Report Payment Problems -

According to data recently released by the Urban Institute, more than 42 percent of nonprofits in Tennessee report problems resulting from governments at all levels failing to pay the full costs of services nonprofits deliver for governments through contracts and grants.

76. MIFA Unveils Resource for Long-Term Care -

Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association has launched a sweeping new web-based resource to help individuals and families with important long-term care decisions, guidance and advocacy support.

Called Navigating Nursing Home, Long-Term Care & Rehabilitation Resources, this new public information center is part of MIFA’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman program, which was established in 1996 and serves Shelby, Fayette, Tipton and Lauderdale counties. The program advocates for residents of long-term care facilities, including nursing homes, assisted-living facilities and residential care homes. In addition to providing education for families and clients, it investigates and mediates complaints and monitors residents’ care and quality of life.

77. Grizzlies Sign Joerger to Contract Extension -

After interviewing with the Minnesota Timberwolves and reportedly turning down an offer to become their head coach, Dave Joerger agreed to a contract extension with the Memphis Grizzlies to continue as the team’s head coach.

78. Regional One Health Adds Two Executives -

Regional One Health has added two new members to the health system’s leadership team in the positions of vice president of quality and vice president of information technology.

Betty Nelson has joined Regional One Health as vice president of quality. Nelson comes to Regional One Health from Philadelphia, where she has focused her career on optimizing health care outcomes through performance excellence. As vice president of quality, her focus is on supporting the organization’s commitment to performance improvement and driving quality patient care throughout the health system.

79. Grizzlies to Play in Orlando Summer League -

The Memphis Grizzlies will be among the 10 teams competing in the 2014 Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League July 5-11 at the practice court at Amway Center.

The field also features the Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers, Miami Heat, Oklahoma City Thunder, Orlando Magic and Philadelphia 76ers.

80. Bike Ride to Raise Funds For Cancer Research -

West Cancer Center, a partnership of The West Clinic, Methodist Healthcare, and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, will launch the “Bluff City Blues 100 Ride to Fight On” on Oct. 11.

81. Pera’s Just Following Sports Owner Formula -

Until recently, I figured if I ever won a huge lottery and became a gazillionaire, I would indulge my sports fantasy of owning a horse in the Kentucky Derby.

But everyone draws a line somewhere, and I don’t want to pay for the nasal strips on general principle. (California Chrome is just the frontrunner of this movement.)

82. Tennessee Ranks Low for Senior Health -

America’s Health Rankings has released its second annual report on senior population health at the state and national levels, and the news isn’t good for Tennessee.

The data from America’s Health Rankings 2014 Senior Report shows Tennessee ranks 43rd in the country for the health of its seniors, down one spot from 2013 after accounting for an update in the study’s methodology.

83. PRIZM Chamber Music Festival Accepting Applications -

PRIZM Ensemble, one of Memphis’ few professional classical chamber ensembles, is accepting applications for the PRIZM Chamber Music Festival, running June 9 to June 14 at Shady Grove Presbyterian Church, 5530 Shady Grove Road.

84. UT Health Science Center Professor Receives NIH Grant -

Bernd Meibohm, associate dean for research and graduate programs at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and a professor in the department of pharmaceutical sciences, has received a $315,651 grant from the office of the director of the National Institutes of Health.

85. Medtronic Spine Revenue Drops -

Medtronic Spine’s total revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2014 was $786 million, down 2 percent from the same period a year ago on a constant currency basis, which excludes the impact of exchange rate fluctuations.

86. Prime Urgent Clinic Rebrands as MedPost -

Prime Urgent Medical Clinic, located in Cordova, has a new name: MedPost Urgent Care.

The center becomes part of a new and growing national network of urgent care centers launched by Tenet Healthcare, the parent company of Saint Francis Hospital. The MedPost network currently consists of 23 urgent care centers in eight states.

87. Community Foundation to Hold Grant Information Sessions -

The Community Foundation of Greater Memphis will host five pre-application sessions to explain guidelines for its upcoming Nonprofit Capacity Building grant funding round.

Nonprofit Capacity Building grants are allocated to strong, established nonprofit organizations that are working to become more effective by improving operations and increasing efficiency. In 2013-2014, 15 nonprofit groups were awarded a total of $188,500 in the Nonprofit Capacity Building grant round.

88. Crossroads Hospice Needs Summer Volunteers -

Crossroads Hospice is seeking volunteers to join its team of Ultimate Givers who strive to provide comfort to terminally ill patients and their families throughout the greater Memphis area.

Ultimate Givers visit with patients in their homes, assisted living facilities and nursing facilities, and help with clerical duties at the Crossroads office. They provide emotional support and companionship to patients and family members, assist with errands, and provide respite for those caring for terminally ill loved ones.

89. Madonna Learning Center Kicks Off $10 Million Campaign -

The Madonna Learning Center, a school for children and young adults with special

needs, held a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday, May 14, celebrating the start to construction and renovation of buildings and facilities on its campus. The ceremony officially launched the public phase of the school’s $10 million capital campaign, called “Transforming Lives. Building a Brighter Future. The Campaign for Madonna Learning Center.”

90. Prescott Earned Place in Sports Hall of Fame -

On Easter Sunday, April 17, 1960, a 13-year-old Allie Prescott and his father were sitting down the third-base line at Russwood Park watching an exhibition game between the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago White Sox.

91. UCAN’s Robinson Wins Service Award -

Leshundra Robinson, co-founder and president of nonprofit youth mentoring organization UCAN Memphis, has received the Walking into a New Life Inc. SIS (Surviving in Silence) award.

Robinson recently received the award in a ceremony at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library. The event, co-hosted with Successful Single Moms Memphis, is held in celebration of resilient single mothers who have overcome adversity while giving back to the community. This was the fourth year for the awards.

92. Miller Named Partner at Signature Advertising -

Kevin Miller, creative director at Signature Advertising, has been named a partner at the Memphis-based agency. Miller joined Signature more than 10 years ago as a senior copywriter and has won numerous awards for creative excellence.

93. Josh Pastner Basketball Camps Tip Off in June -

Three Josh Pastner Basketball Academy day camps will be offered this June at the Finch Center.

The first of the three sessions is slated for June 2-5. Session two is June 9-12, and the third camp runs June 23-26. The camp is open to boys ages 7 to 18, and cost for one session is $210.

94. Memphis Nonprofits Compete for $5,000 -

Digital lifestyle publication StyleBlueprint Memphis is giving $5,000 to a Memphis charity and is calling on Memphians to vote online at styleblueprint.com/memphis to help them decide which agency receives the funds.

95. Memphis News Claims Five Green Eyeshades -

The Memphis News was awarded three first-place honors in the 64th Annual Green Eyeshade Awards for its coverage of stories in 2013. The awards are given by the Society of Professional Journalists’ Southeastern region, which covers 11 states.

96. Belly Dancing to Benefit Family Safety Center -

In collaboration with World Belly Dance Day, belly dancers from around the Mid-South will come together at Overton Square Saturday, May 10, from 4 to 6 p.m. for a “Shimmy Mob” to raise awareness and funds for Family Safety Center of Memphis and Shelby County. The event is free, but tip buckets will be set up during the performance for donations to FSC.

97. Methodist South Hospital Completes Renovations -

Methodist South Hospital will host a ribbon-cutting and consecration ceremony to celebrate the completion of its lobby and first floor renovations Friday, May 9, from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.

The 10-month renovation project includes an expansion of the lobby area and a newly renovated ICU waiting room, ICU break/sleep room, gift shop, chapel and physician break room. Other renovations include expanded credit union and outpatient registration areas and new tile throughout the first floor. The 9,500-square-foot renovation project cost approximately $2 million.

98. Racquet Club Bought by Local Group -

A local ownership group led by Racquet Club of Memphis General Manager Steve Valentine and Dabney Collier has purchased the club from Sharks Sports & Entertainment, based in San Jose, Calif. Sharks Sports & Entertainment owns the NHL’s San Jose Sharks.

99. NBA Fuels Fans’ Suspicion of Game Fixing -

Just so there is no misunderstanding, let me answer this question first:

Do I believe NBA Playoff games are actually fixed?

No, I do not. I don’t think that Commissioner Adam Silver now, or David Stern before him, is sitting in the rafters of NBA arenas and pulling strings that make puppets, er, officials, blow whistles when someone deigns to breathe on LeBron James or Kevin Durant.

100. Cardinals Honor Redbirds Pitcher -

Memphis Redbirds pitcher Tim Cooney went 3-1 with a 2.35 earned run average in April, and that was good enough to be named the St. Louis Cardinals’ Minor League Pitcher of the Month.

Cooney, a third-round (117th overall) draft choice in 2012 out of Wake Forest University, won his first three starts at Memphis. In his 2014 debut, he struck out nine hitters. Overall, he held opposing batters to a .120 batting average with runners in scoring position (3-for-25).