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1. County Commission Starts School Bond Process -

Shelby County Commissioners vote Monday, Sept. 22, on a resolution that is the first step in issuing $120 million in general obligation bonds over the next two years to finance “public works projects, including schools,” according to the resolution.

2. Commission to Have Different Look After Election -

The first post-election appointment for the winners of the 13 Shelby County Commission races on the Thursday, Aug. 7, election ballot is a Friday luncheon with commission Chairman James Harvey.

3. Ag Tourism Touted as Way to Boost Rural Economies -

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. (AP) – With its sweet fruit-flavored liqueurs, a working farm and eccentric cast of characters – including a dancing lemon – Bloomery Plantation Distillery has attracted tourists from every U.S. state and countries as far away as Laos and Iceland.

4. 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.

5. Events -

Kiwanis Club of Memphis will meet Wednesday, April 9, from noon to 1 p.m. at The University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. George Cogswell, publisher of the Commercial Appeal, will speak. Cost is $18 for nonmembers.

6. Effort to Rewrite Tenn. Whiskey Law Fails -

State lawmakers on Tuesday decided not to rewrite the legal definition of Tennessee whiskey this session, meaning the rules supported by Jack Daniel’s will govern other distillers in the state for at least another year.

7. Effort to Rewrite Tennessee Whiskey Law Fails -

State lawmakers on Tuesday decided not to rewrite the legal definition of Tennessee whiskey this session, meaning the rules supported by Jack Daniel's will govern other distillers in the state for at least another year.

8. The Sweet Spot -

Gary Wilkes usually doesn’t notice the smell at the family business, Wayne’s Candy Co. Inc., unless he has just returned from vacation.

9. Obama Picks Ex-Bank of Israel Head as No. 2 at Fed -

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama took a step Friday toward reshaping the Federal Reserve under incoming chairman Janet Yellen, choosing a leading expert on the global economy to be her vice chairman.

10. County Commission Expected to Fill Vacancy -

The Shelby County Commission starts with a dozen members at the first meeting of 2014. But it should be back up to the full 13 members by the end of the Monday, Jan. 13, session.

The commission meets at 1:30 p.m. at the Vasco Smith County Administration Building. Follow the meeting @tdnpols, www.twitter.com/tdnpols.

11. Olymbec Acquires 13-Building Bellbrook -

Olymbec USA LLC has snatched up two more key Memphis properties, including the 1.8 million-square-foot Bellbrook industrial park.

12. Olymbec Acquires Bellbrook Industrial Park -

Olymbec USA LLC has snatched up two more key Memphis properties, including the 1.8 million-square-foot Bellbrook industrial park.

13. Fisher Joins Boy Scouts Chickasaw Council as CEO -

Richard L. Fisher has joined the Chickasaw Council of the Boy Scouts of America as chief executive officer. In his new role, Fisher will extend character development and leadership skills to youth who live in the Chickasaw Council territory, which includes the Mississippi Delta, Memphis, and Shelby and Crittenden counties.

14. Campbell Clinic Pays $3.2 Million for Surgery Center -

255 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memphis, TN 38104
Sale Amount: $3.2 million

15. Weddle-West Voted GRE Board Chair-Elect -

Dr. Karen Weddle-West, dean of the graduate school, vice provost for academic affairs and director of diversity initiatives at the University of Memphis, has been voted chair-elect of the GRE (Graduate Record Examination) Board. The national board establishes all policies for the GRE program, the most widely used graduate-school admissions test, and oversees GRE assessments, services and research.

16. Campbell Clinic Holds True to Founder’s Vision -

For more than a century, Campbell Clinic has provided the care for the bones and muscles of Memphis. The clinic’s doctors and other staff also have shared their knowledge of orthopedics and how to best provide such care to the world at large.

17. Made in Memphis -

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

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

18. The New Beale -

Over the last four years, the next chapter in the development of Beale Street has been a stop-and-go affair. First would come announcements followed by silence from official channels.

Along with that silence, though, was quiet activity on the side, a movement that culminated with the March announcement of Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s strategic planning committee’s report, “A Framework for Beale Street.”

19. Olymbec USA LLC Buys Again in Memphis -

Olymbec USA LLC has acquired 40,000 square feet of land and three small shed buildings totaling 12,000 square feet at 373 W. Brooks Road through a January auction from the Estate of George E. Smith for $50,600.

20. Olymbec USA LLC Buys Again in Memphis -

Olymbec USA LLC has acquired 40,000 square feet of land and three small shed buildings totaling 12,000 square feet at 373 W. Brooks Road through a January auction from the Estate of George E. Smith for $50,600.

21. Endocrinologist Detti Joins UT Medical Group -

Reproductive endocrinologist Dr. Laura Detti has joined the Germantown office of UT Medical Group Inc., where she specializes in male and female infertility. Detti provides genetic diagnosis and counseling; management of conditions such as polycystic ovarian syndrome, recurrent miscarriages and premature menopause; and pre- and post-cancer care for fertility issues.

22. Nightmare Election Scenarios Worry Both Parties -

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) – Here in a county that knows a thing or two about Election Day meltdowns, both parties are fretting over what might go seriously wrong before, during or just after the Nov. 6 presidential election.

23. Levine Named President of Southern Growth Studio -

Mark Levine has joined Southern Growth Studio as president. In his role, Levine leads the firm’s Strategic Analysis team and plays a key part in the company’s culture, business development and client relationship management.

24. Black Mississippi Officials Want Districting Lawsuit Dismissed -

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The four black elected supervisors in Mississippi's most populated county asked a federal judge on Monday to dismiss a lawsuit accusing them of improperly using race as a consideration in redrawing voting districts.

25. Back to the Gridiron -

It was the last day before fall practice would begin. First-year University of Memphis football coach Justin Fuente couldn’t wait to get started.

“This is the longest day of the year,” he said.

26. Events -

The Center City Development Corp. board will meet Wednesday, Aug. 15, at 9 a.m. in the DMC conference room, 114 N. Main St. Visit downtownmemphiscommission.com.

27. Senate Passes Cuts for All but Richest Americans -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate has debated, sniped and voted on the politically fraught issue of tax cuts, and next week the House is likely to do it all over again. Still, Americans won't know until after the November elections how much more of their paychecks will go to the government next year.

28. Election Commission Admits Ballot Problems -

Challenges to the conduct of the Aug. 2 election may have reached a peak Tuesday, July 24.

The Shelby County Election Commission admitted a “limited number” of voters in some precincts got early voting ballots that included the wrong district races.

29. Cohen Talks About Opponents, Schools, Race and His Political Past -

U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen is running for a fourth term in Congress starting with the Aug. 2 primary, in which he is being challenged by countywide school board member Tomeka Hart.

30. Council Tests Auto Inspection Rules -

Memphis City Council members have approved a financial hardship waiver that allows Memphis motorists who flunk the emissions part of their auto inspection to claim the repairs will cost them too much and get a one-year one-time-only waiver on the inspection.

31. Events -

Memphis Botanic Garden will hold its Spring’s Best Plant Sale Friday, April 13, through Sunday, April 15, at the garden, 750 Cherry Road. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.

32. Orpheum Theatre Names New Board Members -

The Orpheum Theatre and its parent organization, the Memphis Development Foundation, has announced 10 members joining the Orpheum board of directors. The new members are: Chuck Treadway, Thomas & Betts president and chief operating officer; Don Young, Smith and Nephew senior vice president, corporate sustainability; Andy Taylor, Gerber/Taylor Capital Advisors Inc. partner; Gary Smith, Apperson Crump PLC attorney; Alan Mullen, Crew Training International president; Scott Hennessy, True Temper Sports Inc. president; Keri Gage, SunTrust private wealth management/senior vice president; Robert Cox, Glassman, Edwards, Wyatt, Tuttle & Cox PC attorney; Bo Allen, First Tennessee executive vice president; and Sara Adams, community volunteer.

33. House Republicans Pass Major Anti-Regulation Bill -

WASHINGTON (AP) – In an ambitious gesture to their business allies, House Republicans passed legislation Friday that critics say would prevent the government from protecting Americans at their workplaces, in their homes, and when they want a breath of fresh air.

34. Defense Hawks Insist on Sparing Military From Cuts -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Congress' defense hawks insist the military should be spared from automatic spending cuts after a special panel failed to reach a deal on reducing the deficit.

No way, says President Barack Obama, who vowed Monday to veto any effort to undo the roughly $1 trillion in across-the-board cuts, half from domestic programs and half from defense.

35. House Says No to Mandating Balanced Federal Budget -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Rejecting the idea Congress can't control its spending impulses, the House turned back a Republican proposal Friday to amend the Constitution to dam the rising flood of federal red ink. Democrats – and a few GOP lawmakers – said damage from the balanced-budget mandate would outweigh any benefits.

36. AP-GfK Poll: 37 Percent of Public Back Protests -

WASHINGTON (AP) – More than one-third of the country supports the Wall Street protests, and even more – 58 percent – say they are furious about America's politics.

The number of angry people is growing as deep reservoirs of resentment grip the country, according to the latest Associated Press-GfK poll.

37. A Tasteful List -

A LIST YOU CAN SINK YOUR TEETH INTO. Seems like everybody has a list these days, so, in recognition of the 125th anniversary of The Daily News, here’s mine – 125 things that make Memphis easy to swallow – a sort of alphabetical soup to nuts of local flavor. Friends old and new, and a few long-gone, but I can taste them still.

38. Mission at Vito’s To Go: Quality Food Quickly -

The interior of Vito’s To Go resembles a submarine in its claustrophobic crowding of narrow kitchen, prep table, drive-through accommodation, bread-making area, storage and office. Six years in the planning, the restaurant, which features coffee, breakfast, sandwiches, salads and pizzas only on a drive-through, delivery or call-in/pick-up basis, is the creation of Chris Conner, whose extensive experience in construction, engineering and the local restaurant business goes back to the mid-1980s.

39. Wharton, Fullilove & Conrad Re-Elected -- Harris-Ford to Runoff - Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. won a full four-year term of office as mayor Thursday, Oct. 6, two years after he claimed the mayor’s office in a special election.

And all 12 of the Memphis City Council members seeking re-election won new four year terms in the city election cycle, marking the largest return of incumbents to the 13-member council in the 43-year history of the mayor-council form of government.

40. Campbell Clinic Rolls Out New Identity -

An established brand in Memphis health care has undergone a makeover. Campbell Clinic, a household name in orthopedic care for more than 100 years, is introducing its new brand identity to patients and the health care industry through its website, signage and billboards.

41. 4 Council Members - All 3 City Court Judges To Run Unopposed In Oct. Elections -

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

42. Orthopedic Infection Growing Concern -

Dealing with infection is a complex problem facing orthopedic surgeons, and a growing concern as the first of the baby boomer generation turns 65 – increasing the number of artificial hips, knees and other orthopedic devices implanted in patients.

43. Local Artist to Attend Exhibition Opening -

Award-winning painter George Hunt of Memphis will attend the opening Friday of the “Back to Arkansas” art exhibition at Mid-South Community College in West Memphis.

44. Fred Smith to Receive Marshall Foundation Award -

Fred Smith, CEO of FedEx Corp., will receive the 2010 George C Marshall Foundation Award following a luncheon Nov. 16 at the American Red Cross headquarters in Washington.

45. Even in Liberal Bastions, GOP Sees Election Chance -

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.

46. Lasting Legacies -

Consider the continent as it was when Memphis was founded in 1819. No railroads crisscrossed the land and Tennessee roads would not be paved until after World War I.

For a city to thrive and prosper, transportation would be paramount. For Memphis, the Mississippi River, an integral artery of commerce and communication in America, would be its gateway to greatness.

47. Hamilton Beach Signs Lease in Olive Branch -

ProLogis announced Thursday it has leased 1.2 million square feet of warehouse space in Olive Branch to Washington, N.C.-based Hamilton Beach Brands Inc. for a distribution center.

48. Candidates Pour Own Money Into Congressional Races -

NASHVILLE (AP) – Primary contests for each of Tennessee's three open congressional seats feature at least one candidate spending a hefty amount of their own money in efforts to secure the Republican nomination.

49. Lexington Owner Files Loan on 12 Unsold Units -

The Lexington Partners LLC has filed a $3.8 million loan through Metropolitan Bank for 12 units in The Lexington Condominiums at Sanderlin and White Station in East Memphis.

50. Geithner to Confer With European Leaders -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner will meet with European finance officials this week to review a $1 trillion rescue package that is being assembled to help stem the spreading debt crisis.

51. Heavy Fundraising in Open US House Seats in Tenn. -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Candidates for three open congressional seats in Tennessee have reported heavy fundraising activity through the first quarter.

The retirements of Republican Zach Wamp of Chattanooga and Democratic Reps. Bart Gordon of Murfreesboro and John Tanner of Union City have led to spirited campaigns to succeed them in the U.S. House.

52. Civil Rights Icon Hooks Dies at 85 -

Right up to the end, the Rev. Benjamin L. Hooks was part of daily life in Memphis.

The national NAACP leader, attorney, Federal Communications Commission commissioner, preacher and judge died Thursday at his Memphis home after a long illness. He was 85.

53. Commission Appointments Not Without Rancor -

John Pellicciotti is pursuing his master’s degree in political science from the University of Memphis. He’s writing his thesis. And this week, after trying several times for several years, the small-business owner and consultant got some real-world experience in his degree area.

54. 2010 -

Is it over yet? That may be the most frequently asked question in the New Year. “It” is the worst national economic recession since the Great Depression.

Accurately reading the indicators will not be easy. Some will predict the recession is about to end, just as new indicators point to continuing economic agony for thousands of Memphians.

55. Daly’s Former Home Has New Owner -

Professional golfer John Daly’s former home on Legends Drive in Germantown has a new owner. Scott and Niloofar Baymiller bought the two-story, 7,671-square-foot home Nov. 30 for $950,000 from an entity called Selene RMOF REO Acquisition LLC.

56. U of M’s Raines Appointed To Southern Regional Education Board -

Dr. Shirley C. Raines has been appointed to the Southern Regional Education Board by Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen. Raines, president of the University of Memphis, will serve a four-year term.

57. Cordova AT&T Store Sells for $2.4 Million -

An investment group known as Memphat Partnership has bought the AT&T store at 1684 N. Germantown Parkway in Cordova. The partnership paid $2.4 million for the 3,952-square-foot standalone building that was completed in 2008. The Class A structure sits on 0.74 acres along the east side of North Germantown Parkway.

58. Southeast Shelby County Acreage Sells for $5.1M -

Mark and Melinda George, owners of Intermodal Cartage Co. Inc., have bought 609.33 acres of vacant land in Southeast Shelby County for $5.1 million. The land was acquired in three parcels of land that is zoned farm and residential. The largest parcel – of which just a portion was bought – is on the south side of East Holmes Road. The other two are on the west side of Forest Hill-Irene Road.

59. UTHSC College of Medicine Names Smith Interim Dean -

J. Lacey Smith has been named interim dean for the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

Smith currently serves as the associate dean of clinical affairs for the College of Medicine and the chief medical officer and executive vice president for UT Medical Group Inc.

60. Pro Bono Crusade Marches on in Legal Community -

The Tennessee Bar Association is continuing the access to justice fight by decreeing October “Celebrate Pro Bono Month.”

More than a million Tennesseans are unable to afford legal services and about 700,000 of them face legal problems each year, according to Gov. Phil Bredesen’s office. Legal aid providers such as Memphis Area Legal Services Inc. often have to turn away as many as 80 clients at any given pro bono clinic because of a lack of resources to care for them all.

61. Dishmon Joins UT Medical Group -

Dr. Dwight “Dan” Dishmon has joined the Department of Medicine at UT Medical Group.
Dishmon is an interventional cardiologist and cares for adults with ischemic heart disease and peripheral arterial disease.
He earned his medical degree and completed his internal medicine residency and general cardiology fellowship training at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He later completed additional fellowship training at Michigan State University’s Borgess Medical Center. 

62. Oxford Officials Reject Longer Bar Hours -

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - A proposal to extend bar hours in Oxford was defeated after two city officials said unidentified people tried to bribe them for a favorable vote.

In Columbus, meanwhile, Mayor Robert Smith cast the deciding vote Tuesday to allow Sunday liquor sales in bars and restaurants and to extend bar hours in that city.

63. Life After City Hall: The story behind Herenton’s Washington surprise -

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.

64. Ark. Seizes 20 More Children from Alamo Group -

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Stories of alleged beatings and sexual abuse prompted Arkansas child-welfare officials to take custody of 20 more children associated with the Tony Alamo Christian Ministries, an official said Wednesday.

65. Consumers Cut Back Sharply on Spending -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Consumers, taking a beating from the worst financial crisis in seven decades, cut back sharply on their spending in October, pushing retail sales down by a record amount.

As President George W. Bush and other world leaders gathered for a weekend summit to search for ways out of the mess, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke hinted at another interest rate cut.

66. Presidential Debate a Who’s Who of Tennessee Pols -

Its setting was the geographic center of Tennessee’s political universe.

And at Belmont University in Nashville for this week’s second of three highly anticipated presidential debates, it was probably natural the spotlight would turn to the Tennesseans on hand who normally are fixtures in state and federal halls of power.

67. MCS and City Head to Court -

A local stalemate over school funding was the reason Memphis City Schools filed a lawsuit against the city of Memphis last week. At some point, education officials in the state capital could weigh in.

68. Overnight Freight Icon Puts Weight Behind McCain -

Every day, the company he moved to Memphis 35 years ago accomplishes a staggering feat: It delivers a package to someone more than 7.5 million times.

Keeping everything running on time and in order at the $36 billion transportation giant that is FedEx Corp. might seem like such a daunting task that it would generate a never-ending to-do list for Fred Smith, the company’s chairman, president and CEO. Yet the Memphis businessman, who turns 64 in August, is deeply involved in yet another start-up venture that has worldwide significance.

69. Smith Named President at Zycron Inc. -

Steven Howard Smith of Zycron Inc., Tennessee's largest minority-owned information technology services firm, has been chosen as the company's new president.

Smith joined Zycron in July as executive vice president. He has more than 21 years of management experience in the information technology consulting industry.

70. Events -

The Cordova Leadership Council and the Memphis Area Home Builders Association will host "The Future of Cordova Politics: City Candidates Forum" today at 6 p.m. at the Memphis Area Home Builders Association, 776 N. Germantown Parkway. For additional information, contact Gene Bryan at esbryan@bellsouth.net or 486-9679.

71. Repubs and Dems Fix On Feb. 5 as State Primary Date -

The leaders of the Tennessee Republican and Democratic parties don't agree on much when it comes to who should lead the country when George W. Bush leaves the White House.

But they do agree that Feb. 5 is the right time for the Tennessee primaries even as South Carolina officials earlier this month moved up that state's primaries by 10 days to Jan. 19.

72. Top Political Connections Abound For FedEx Founder, CEO -

He founded one of the most well-known corporate brands in the world, an international package delivery service that raked in $32.3 billion in revenue last year.

So why not, at least one current presidential candidate recently has wondered aloud, give FedEx founder Frederick W. Smith a shot at helping steer the federal government's massive, often unwieldy ship of state?

73. Presidential Hopeful McCain to Speak In Memphis -

When Republican presidential candidate John McCain addresses the Economic Club of Memphis next week, he'll bring to Memphis a campaign that already boasts several connections to the city.

For one thing, McCain - the Arizona senator who's one of a handful of contenders for the GOP's 2008 nomination - has enjoyed a long friendship with FedEx founder and CEO Frederick W. Smith. McCain's presidential exploratory committee was co-chaired by none other than Smith, a Vietnam veteran like McCain.

74. Let the Sun Shine In -

From a distance, the United States of America still is known as a land of plenty whose stars and stripes are the stuff of sweeping anthems.

To many, it's still considered a place of almost limitless bounty where anyone may succeed with enough hard work and determination.

75. FBI Special Agent Harrison Named PRSA Communicator of the Year -

My Harrison has been named the 2006 PRSA Communicator of the Year by the Memphis chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). She is a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in charge of the Memphis field office. Since her arrival in Memphis two years ago, she has supervised a number of high-profile federal investigations, including "Operation Tennessee Waltz," "Operation Tarnished Blue" and "Operation Main Street Sweeper."

76. Blast From the Past -

For some Memphians, there's no forgetting the likes of the manic deejay known in his day as "Daddy-O-Dewey."

As a WHBQ disc jockey in the 1950s, Dewey Phillips - no relation to Sun Studio founder Sam Phillips - was as unpredictable as a hurricane and relished catch phrases such as, "Get yourself a wheelbarrow load of mad hogs, run 'em through the front door, and tell 'em Phillips sent ya."

77. Prestidge Chosen to Head Kroger Delta Division -

Mark Prestidge has been promoted to president of The Kroger Co.'s Delta Division. The Delta Division is based in Memphis and includes 111 Kroger stores in Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. Prestidge succeeds Richard Tillman, who recently announced his retirement after a 42-year career with Kroger. Prestidge previously served as vice president of operations for Kroger's Southwest Division.

78. Kobernus Joins MAAR As Governmental Affairs Director -

Aubrie Rhodes Kobernus has joined Memphis Area Association of Realtors (MAAR) as governmental affairs director. Kobernus received a master's degree in business administration from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., in May 2006. While pursuing her degree, she interned with NeighborWorks America and New Century Financial Corp., focusing on the mortgage and housing industry.

79. Melick Tapped to Manage Fixed Income Banking Group at Morgan Keegan & Co. -

Jordan Melick has joined Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc. as a managing director for the firm's Fixed Income Banking Group. Melick previously was managing director of the health care finance team of Minneapolis, Minn.-based Piper Jaffray & Co. He began his career in health financing in 1991 at Detroit-based Comerica Bank.

80. MATCU Banks on Judy Conrad as VP of Lending -

Judy Conrad has been named vice president of lending at Memphis Area Teachers' Credit Union (MATCU). Conrad previously served as vice president and manager of BankTennessee in Ripley. She has worked in the financial industry for almost 40 years.

81. Patent This: Baker Donelson Attorney Regularly Navigates Intellectual Property Issues -

Many aspects of the law seem abstract and incomprehensible to the lay person, but probably none more than the concept of intellectual property.

Part of Peter L. Brewer's job is to help employers and inventors understand their legal rights and responsibilities in the areas of intellectual property, patents and trademarks. Brewer is a member of the Intellectual Property Group of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC.

82. Lewis Becomes Vice President of State Bar Association -

George T. "Buck" Lewis, a shareholder in the Memphis office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, has been elected vice president of the Tennessee Bar Association.

Ellers, Oakley, Chester & Rike Inc. has hired Alan Otts as director of its plumbing and fire protection division. He previously served as head of the plumbing and fire protection department for Barham/Cain/Mynatt Inc. in Cordova. He is a member of the Memphis Joint Engineers Society, serving as its chairman from 2002-2004 and student contest chairman from 2004-2005. Otts also is on the technical advisory board for Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville.

83. Local Resident Named Land Realtor of America -

Keith Morris of 4M Land Co. in Somerville was honored with the 2005 Land Realtor of America award by the Realtors Land Institute. Morris, current president of the Tennesseen RLI chapter, is the first Tennessean to receive the award. He graduated from the University of Memphis.

84. Askew Named National Director of Engineering Group -

Mark W. Askew, president of Askew Hargraves Harcourt & Associates Inc., was appointed to a two-year term as national director of the American Council of Engineering Cos. of Tennessee. Askew is a civil engineer with 30 years of structural engineering experience.

85. State Program Aims to Build Work Force -

Plenty of positions to fill but not enough qualified applicants to fill them is a scenario businesses want to avoid. But in some industries, it's a situation that is faced regularly - the pool of applicants doesn't always contain candidates with the education requirements the company desires.

86. 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.

87. Archived Article: Daily Digest - Jackson Products

St. George's Buys

Germantown Land

St. George's Episcopal Church has purchased seven acres of vacant land, part of an 18-acre tract that contains one single-family home, from Barbara Barwick Apperson for $2 million. A $1.1 m...

88. Archived Article: Newsmakers - Timm Locke, president of Locke Marketing Public Relations, was named new executive vice president of NOFMA: The Wood Flooring

Askew Appointed to AIA Fellows Jury

Lee Askew III, partner and founder of Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects, was appoin...

89. Archived Article: Newsmakers - MEMPHIS FOOD BANK APPOINTS ASST

The Food Bank Appoints Assistant Director

Estella Mayhue-Greer was appointed assistant director of the Memphis Food Bank. Greer has been with The Food Bank for eight years. She previously served as agency relati...

90. Archived Article: Newsmakers - Goldsmith Honored Posthumously with Lion Heart Award

Goldsmith Honored Posthumously by Youth Villages The late Elias J. E.J. Goldsmith was honored with Youth Villages 5K Lion Heart Award. Goldsmith, who served Goldsmiths stores, his family busine...

91. Archived Article: This Week - Headline

FedEx Institute of Technology Hosts Grand Opening Nov. 17

ESRI, makers of software for geographic information systems, hosts the GIS Day Conference 2003 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave....

92. Archived Article: Memos - <rphoto> Judge Earnestine Hunt Dorse has been sworn in as the 33rd chairperson of the Judicial Council of the National Bar Ass

Judge Earnestine Hunt Dorse was sworn in as the 33rd chair of the Judicial Council of the National Bar Associatio...

93. Archived Article: Memos - <ephoto> Rear Adm

Rear Adm. Jeffrey L. Fowler was named commander of Navy recruiting following the retirement of Rear Adm. George E. Voelker. Fowler completed a military fellowship in 2002-2003 and is a life member at the Council of Foreign...

94. Archived Article: Calendar - Calendar of Events July 7-13

Calendar of Events July 7-13 July 7

Memphis Dance Group presents Take Flight: A Journey in Dance at 9:30 a.m. today through Friday at the Buckman Performing and Fine Arts Center, 60 Perkins Extended. Enjoy music, d...

95. Archived Article: Law Briefs - The Memphis Bar Association presents Intellectual Property Issues in Structuring Successful Deals in Uncertain Times, a vide

The Memphis Bar Association presents Intellectual Property Issues in Structuring Successful Deals in Uncertain Times, a v...

96. Archived Article: Benchmark - SEC sues spammer for alleged Web fraud

SEC sues spammer for alleged Web fraud

Regulators filed fraud charges Monday against a 20-year-old Kentucky man who allegedly scammed money from would-be investors by creating a Web site for a fictitious ...

97. Archived Article: Memos - Julie Wittichen Gasaway has become an associate at Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects

Julie Wittichen Gasaway has become an associate at Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects. She joined the firm in 1990 and earned a bachelors degree from the University o...

98. Archived Article: Law Briefs - Thomas R

Thomas R. Buckner and Henry L. Klein were selected for inclusion in the 2003-2004 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Both are members of Apperson, Crump & Maxwell. The Memphis Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants d...

99. Archived Article: Calendar - Calendar of events Oct

Calendar of events Oct. 14-Oct. 20

Oct. 14

The Jewish Community Center Theatre, 6560 Poplar Ave., hosts a lottery referendum debate at 7 p.m. Speaking for the lottery referendum is state Sen. Steve Cohen, Student Scho...

100. Archived Article: Memos - Carlos Webb was named executive vice president-chief executive officer of Memphis Area Teachers Credit Union Carlos Webb was named executive vice president-chief executive officer of Memphis Area Teachers Credit Union. The designation is a new one a...