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1. Searching for Doctors
- Saturday, September 27, 2014
So here’s the offer: lower salary – meaning it will take longer to pay down your student loan debt – less prestige, and perhaps even a questioning of your intelligence and skill.
In 2014, that’s what comes with the decision to become a primary care physician. Recently, a fourth-year medical student at the University of Pennsylvania, Mara Gordon, wrote an article for The Atlantic explaining her decision to become a primary care doctor.
2. Vols: Looks Like 6-6 Season
- Saturday, August 23, 2014
Pull out your 2014 schedules, UT fans.
Fall camp is done, and it’s time to get in game-week mode with the season opener against Utah State fast approaching.
So go to the little box next to each of UT’s opponents on the 2014 schedule and pick the winner.
3. Cohen Prevails, Incumbents Dominate
- Friday, August 08, 2014
Democratic U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen held off Thursday, Aug. 7, the most serious electoral challenge he’s faced since winning the Congressional seat in 2006, in the form of attorney Ricky E. Wilkins.
4. Multiple Choice
- Saturday, August 02, 2014
It could have been an election about the local criminal justice system. The set of once-every-eight-years judicial races was the perfect frame for competitive races for district attorney general and juvenile court judge as the main events.
5. ‘Big Ballot’ Moves to Early Voting Friday
- Friday, July 18, 2014
Voters begin making their decisions Friday, July 18, on the longest ballot of any election cycle in Shelby County politics.
Early voting in advance of the Aug. 7 election day begins Friday at the Shelby County Election Commission’s Downtown offices, 157 Poplar Ave., from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
6. Graduating to a Lifetime of Giving
- Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Happy graduation! You did it! This column is for graduates and their families.
We salute your commitment to your education, your future and the future of your family. Graduating from high school, community college, a technical training school, or a four-year college or university is a big deal. No two ways about it. You are celebrating a milestone and the beginning of “what’s next.”
7. Harris Files Ford Challenge at Deadline
- Thursday, April 03, 2014
Memphis City Council member Lee Harris is challenging Democratic state Sen. Ophelia Ford in the August primary for District 29, the Senate seat held by a member of the Ford family since 1975.
8. School Closings Votes Leave Issues
- Thursday, February 27, 2014
Shelby County Schools board members completed Tuesday, Feb. 25, the first half of their actions to prepare the new map of the demerged school system for the academic year that begins in August. And they set the stage for more possible changes in years to come.
9. School Board Approves 10 School Closings
- Wednesday, February 26, 2014
The Shelby County Schools board voted Tuesday, Feb. 25, to close 10 Memphis schools with the new school year.
But the final plan approved by the board on a split vote and recommended by superintendent Dorsey Hopson gave a one-year reprieve on closing Northside High School, removed Alcy Elementary School from the list completely and keeps Riverview Middle School open but closes neighboring Riverview Elementary School to make Riverview Middle a k-8 school starting next August.
10. School Board to Weigh 13 Closings
- Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Shelby County School board members could vote Tuesday, Feb. 25, on a set of 13 school closings the board has been considering since last April.
But the final recommendation from Superintendent Dorsey Hopson is likely to be a shorter list.
11. Public Hearing Thursday on School Closings
- Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Shelby County Schools board members and staff will hold a public hearing Thursday, Jan. 16, on the school system’s still-tentative plan to look at closing 13 schools in August.
The information session and public comments start at 6 p.m. at the Shelby County Schools auditorium, 160 S. Hollywood St.
12. Carver, Westwood Off School-Closing List
- Thursday, December 12, 2013
Carver High School has survived another attempt to close it.
Small and declining enrollment at Carver since the 1980s led Memphis City Schools leaders to propose closing the school several times. And in April, Shelby County Schools leaders put the South Memphis high school on a list of schools for possible closure, citing low enrollment, under-utilization of the building and low student performance.
13. School Board Approves Germantown Schools Agreement
- Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Shelby County Schools board members approved an agreement with the forming Germantown Schools municipal district Tuesday, Dec. 10, that SCS superintendent Dorsey Hopson said kicks off a period of even greater change for public education in Memphis.
14. Soulful Synergy
- Saturday, December 07, 2013
What happened at the corner of McLemore Avenue and College Street in the 1960s is nothing short of extraordinary.
At the crossroads of segregated neighborhoods in South Memphis, two white business partners would open the doors wide to whites and blacks alike, who congregated to write and record songs that would set off a soul explosion heard around the world.
- Saturday, November 16, 2013
Ignite Memphis, Vol. 6, will be held Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Crosstown Arts, 430 N. Cleveland St. Twelve Memphians will enlighten attendees on a variety of topics via five-minute, 20-slide presentations. Cost is $15. Visit ignitememphis.com.
- Friday, November 15, 2013
The Downtown Memphis Commission will host an electronics recycling drive for Friday, Nov. 15, from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Central Station pavilion, at the corner of South Front Street and G.E. Patterson Avenue. Many items will be recycled for free. For a list of items, including those with fees, visit 5rprocessors.com.
17. Merck Third-Quarter Net Income Falls on Charges, Lower Sales
- Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Merck & Co.'s third-quarter profit plunged 35 percent because of competition from generic drugs, lower sales of its top-selling medicine, and restructuring and acquisition charges.
- Saturday, August 24, 2013
BlackGirlsCODE will host a mobile-app development workshop for girls ages 13 to 17 Saturday, Aug. 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. The event will also feature tech chats with women mobile developers. Cost is $35. Visit blackgirlscode.com.
19. Humes Remembers Past, Reflects Future
- Thursday, August 15, 2013
Elvis Presley’s alma mater is a very different place these days. But then again, so is the structure of public education in Memphis.
For starters, Humes High School has been a middle school for some time.
20. Fairview to Transition to Optional School
- Thursday, August 01, 2013
The school year that begins next week will be the last for Fairview Middle School as a conventional school.
The school at the Mid-South Fairgrounds will be converted to an optional school under a resolution approved Tuesday, July 30, by the countywide school board, and will have a program focusing on science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics – or a STEAM emphasis.
21. World Looks to Bernanke to Clarify Stimulus Plans
- Tuesday, June 18, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Is the era of ultra-low interest rates nearing an end? That's the question – and the fear – Chairman Ben Bernanke will face this week when he takes questions after a Federal Reserve policy meeting.
22. School Board Begins Schools Closing Process
- Saturday, May 04, 2013
The countywide school board should begin public hearings in August as a first step toward considering the closings of a dozen schools in the 2014-2015 school year.
The board voted Tuesday, April 30, to begin the process.
23. 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.
24. School Board Begins Schools Closing Process
- Thursday, May 02, 2013
The countywide school board should begin public hearings in August as a first step toward considering the closings of a dozen schools in the 2014-2015 school year.
The board voted Tuesday, April 30, to begin the process.
25. School Board Delays Supt. Search, Approves Merger Outsourcing Contracts
- Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Countywide school board members voted Tuesday, April 30, to move their search for a merger superintendent beyond the August start of the merger.
But the board voted down a resolution asking Memphis Federal Court Judge Samuel “Hardy” Mays to consider delaying the merger itself.
26. Crosstown Leaders Discuss Ambitious Project
- Saturday, March 30, 2013
Leaders of the Crosstown Development Project talked this month with The Memphis News editorial board about their plans for the adaptive reuse of the 1.5 million-square-foot, circa-1927 Sears Crosstown building.
27. Humes Optional School Scrubbed by Schools Board
- Thursday, March 21, 2013
Plans for an optional school at Humes Middle School in the new school year were called off Tuesday, March 19, by the countywide school board.
Bravo Academy was to be an optional school for the musical arts with Humes closed as a conventional school by the school system.
28. Aitken Buyout Approved
- Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The contract of Shelby County Schools superintendent John Aitken has been bought out by the countywide school board at Aitken’s request. And it takes effect immediately.
The board decision came after a closed session with the board’s attorneys for nearly an hour Tuesday, March 19.
29. School Board To Consider Reversing Course On Humes
- Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Countywide school board members meeting in special session Tuesday, March 19, will consider a recommendation to change or alter plans for an optional school for the musical arts at Humes Middle School and instead turn the school over to the state-led Achievement School District.
30. Barbic Says Coexistence at Humes Possible
- Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The superintendent of the state-run Achievement School District believes there is room at Humes Middle School for an optional school and the ASD charter school now at Gordon Elementary School.
31. Humes Middle School Future Plans Debated
- Thursday, February 21, 2013
The Achievement School District wants to move its Gordon Science & Arts Academy out of Gordon Elementary School next school year and into Humes Middle School.
32. August Schools Merger Deadline Remains
- Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The countywide school board voted down two attempts to add resolutions to its agenda Monday, Feb. 18, including one seeking a year’s extension of the August 2013 schools merger start date and another seeking to slow the process while still meeting the date.
33. School Board Votes Down Adding Merger Delay Resolutions
- Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The countywide school board voted down two attempts to add resolutions to its agenda Monday, Feb. 18, including one seeking a year’s extension of the Aug. 2013 schools merger start date and another seeking to slow movement but not stop it toward the merger date.
34. Historic Opportunity
- Monday, January 14, 2013
The best look at the competition conventional public schools in Memphis face begins at Humes Middle School, which recently got some attention for the birthday anniversary of a student who went there in the 1950s.
35. Countywide School Board Acts on Recommendations
- Thursday, December 13, 2012
Memphis City Schools and Shelby County Schools become a single consolidated school system in August with the start of the 2013-2014 school year.
The countywide school board will get around to hiring a search firm to pick a merger superintendent at its meeting next week. And the goal is to pick a superintendent by mid-February.
36. Huffman Not In School Talks
- Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman won’t be involved in any meetings this week aimed at some type of agreement among all of the parties in the municipal schools district federal court case.
37. Gordon Elementary Not Part of State-Led District
- Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Leaders of the Achievement School District will announce Friday, Dec. 14, which schools in the Memphis City Schools system they plan to include in the state-led school district next school year.
And as the announcement nears, they are also making it clear that Gordon Elementary School will not be on the list of 10 schools. Gordon also is not on the list of 14 Memphis elementary and middle schools under consideration.
38. Hearings About To Begin on School Closings
- Monday, December 10, 2012
Memphis City Schools officials were to begin a series of public hearings on proposed school closings Monday, Dec. 10, at Coro Lake Elementary in southwest Memphis.
That was the tentative date set as the board took the first step last month toward the school closings. But the countywide school board will be discussing a confirmed schedule and possibly release it at the board's Tuesday, Dec. 11, work session.
39. Board Votes to Close, Convert Schools
- Monday, December 03, 2012
Countywide school board chairman Billy Orgel warned school administrators that they may be pushed aside if they don’t come up with recommendations that produce more efficiencies and save more money for the soon-to-be-merged school systems.
40. School Board Starts Process on School Closings-Transformations
- Friday, November 30, 2012
Countywide school board members voted Thursday, Nov. 29, to begin the process of considering the closing of four elementary schools in western Memphis and the conversion of two other inner city schools in what amounts to a move to compete with the Achievement School District.
41. Cash Puts Five Elementary Schools On List For Closing Consideration
- Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Memphis City Schools superintendent Kriner Cash is proposing the countywide school board consider closing five elementary schools and turn Humes Middle School over to the state-run Achievement School District.
42. Project GRAD Could be High School Answer
- Thursday, November 15, 2012
The Achievement School District’s first venture into high school education in Memphis with the 2012-2013 school year would be a new school as an option for those in 15 Memphis high schools.
Project GRAD would not be a conventional charter school operating within any existing high school in Memphis.
43. Achievement School District Weighs 10 Additions
- Friday, November 09, 2012
The state-run Achievement School District will add 10 more Memphis schools in the 2013-2014 school year, the first year of the schools merger in Shelby County.
The 10 schools to be run under state control or with charter school operators selected by the state will be announced Dec. 17. That’s also when leaders of the district will announce which schools they will run directly and which ones will be operated by charters.
44. Haynes Joins Table Group as Principal Consultant
- Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Brad Haynes has joined The Table Group Inc. as principal consultant. Haynes will provide executive teams with customized consulting and training sessions built around teamwork, leadership and overall organizational health.
- Monday, September 17, 2012
The Federalist Society Memphis Lawyers’ Chapter and University of Memphis Law Students’ Chapter will present a free Constitution Day program Monday, Sept. 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, 1 N. Front St. Pepperdine University professor Dr. Gordon Lloyd will speak. R.S.V.P. to Greg Grisham at email@example.com or 462-2616.
46. New Coupons Aim to Keep People Off Generic Drugs
- Tuesday, August 21, 2012
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – If brand-name prescription medicines cost you as little as generic pills, which would you choose? A few drugmakers are betting Americans will stick with the name they know.
47. Opening Bell
- Wednesday, August 08, 2012
By bricks and mortar, the last school year of separate Memphis City and Shelby County schools that began Monday, Aug. 6, looked about like most school years.
But before the two school systems merge there will be plenty of evidence of larger changes that would be happening even with no merger a year from now.
48. As Election Nears, New Rules are Facing Delays
- Tuesday, July 31, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – When the Obama administration agreed to set the first-ever federal limits on runoff in Florida, environmental groups were pleased. They thought the state's waters would finally get a break from a nutrient overdose that spawns algae, suffocates rivers, lakes and streams and forms byproducts in drinking water that could make people sick.
49. ASD Makes Debut at Three Frayser Schools
- Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Summer school for teachers is under way this week at three Frayser schools that are critical to the state’s Achievement School District
Teachers selected by the state to teach at Corning and Frayser elementary schools as well as Westside Middle School report Wednesday, July 11, for the coming school year and the new methods they will be using under state control.
50. State ASD Charter Schools Unveiled
- Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Memphis City Schools officials formally turned over the school buildings Tuesday, June 5, that will become part of the state-run Achievement School District starting with the new school year in August.
51. Five Charter Schools Cos. to Open in Memphis
- Tuesday, June 05, 2012
Five charter school companies have been selected to open schools in Memphis as part of the state-run Achievement School District in the 2013-2014 school year.
Aspire Public Schools, Capstone Education Group, Gestalt Community Schools, KIPP Memphis and Rocketship Education were picked after a review process by ASD officials who begin the special school district that includes the bottom 5 percent of schools in the state in terms of student performance.
52. ASD Spells Out School Changes
- Thursday, March 01, 2012
Now that the state’s Achievement School District has named the three Memphis City Schools in which it will run charter schools and three others that will be run by the state as neighborhood schools, the move to a swift transition by August begins.
53. State Targets Six Schools to Operate
- Wednesday, February 29, 2012
A group of six Memphis city elementary and middle schools are about to change substantially in the next year as the state has announced it will step in to run them.
The changes announced this week as part of the state-run Achievement School District underscore larger changes to education across the country along the lines of charter school reforms.
54. Lester and Gordon Elementary Get State-Run Charter Schools
- Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Lester Elementary School and Gordon Elementary School will be converted to state-run charter schools under the state’s achievement school district.
55. Lessons From a 3-Legged Dog
- Thursday, February 23, 2012
DAVIDSON, N.C. – This community of 11,000 residents, site of my alma mater, is also home to my favorite place to spend the night on the road: the Davidson Village Inn, half a block down Depot Street from the campus.
56. Binkley Promoted to VP at Boyle
- Wednesday, January 04, 2012
Les Binkley has been promoted to vice president at Boyle Investment Co.
57. Throckmorton Ready For Changing Role at St. Mary’s
- Friday, November 18, 2011
When the announcement was made during a chapel session to the St. Mary’s Episcopal School student body in mid-October that Albert Throckmorton would be the new head of school, applause broke out once the first syllable of his name was announced.
58. Pfizer Q2 Net Up 5 Pct. on Lower Charges, Taxes
- Wednesday, August 03, 2011
Generic competition cut deeper into drugmaker Pfizer Inc.'s sales in the second quarter – with the U.S. patent expiration for its cholesterol fighter Lipitor, the world's top-selling drug, just five months away.
- Friday, July 29, 2011
A touchdown celebration will be held for Wei Chen, the first Chinese citizen to circumnavigate the globe, Friday, July 29, at 10:30 a.m. at Wilson Air Center, 2930 Winchester Road. Chen will land his Daher-Socata TBM700 after completing a 69-day trip around the world.
- Friday, November 19, 2010
The Herff College of Engineering at the University of Memphis will hold an open house Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the college, located on Central Avenue near the Zach Curlin intersection. The open house is geared to middle school, high school and community college students and will provide the opportunity to meet faculty, staff, students and alumni and take guided tours. To register, call 678-4933 or visit www.memphis.edu/herff/eday/index.php.
- Thursday, November 18, 2010
The Center City Commission Board of Directors will meet Thursday at noon at 114 N. Main St. For more information, call 575-0540.
- Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Talk Shoppe will present “Real Police Department Services to Protect You During the Holidays” Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau, 3693 Tyndale Drive. For more information, call 482-0354.
- Tuesday, November 16, 2010
The Memphis Rotary Club will meet Tuesday at noon at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell will speak. Cost is $18 per person. Advanced reservations are required. For reservations, e-mail Taylor Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
64. Metro Charter Case Moves to Federal Court
- Monday, October 11, 2010
The move to federal court less than a week before early voting begins on a consolidation charter isn’t a surprise to the most vocal proponents and opponents of consolidation.
It’s been a possibility since before the charter was drafted.
65. Federal Lawsuit Seeks One Count Of Consolidation Votes
- Friday, October 08, 2010
Eight Shelby County voters have filed suit in Memphis federal court against Tennessee Attorney General Bob Cooper, the Shelby County Election Commission and Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett to throw out the requirement that a consolidation charter must pass in two separate votes on the Nov. 2 ballot.
66. Cupcake Economics
- Friday, September 24, 2010
The products have names like Prozac, Pucker Up and Pumpkin Dream Supreme.
Their presentation ranges from the simple, with a basic swirl of frosting on top, to the lavish, with multiple layers of cookies, chocolate and candy.
67. Food Chain on South Main Creates ‘Hunger Awareness’
- Monday, September 20, 2010
This month’s South Main Art Trolley Tour, which runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 24, is about more than art and more than South Main Street.
It’s about food.
More specifically, it’s about combining all those factors – art, food, South Main’s business growth and Trolley Night’s popularity – to help the Mid-South Food Bank provide food to needy families.
68. Flintco Cos. Names Clawson Marketing Coordinator
- Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Beth Clawson has been named marketing coordinator for the Memphis office of The Flintco Cos. Inc. Clawson joined Flintco after serving as director of the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk in Memphis.
69. Marine Captain Files as Democrat for Gordon Seat
- Wednesday, March 31, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Marine Capt. Ben Leming of Murfreesboro has filed a petition to run as a Democrat for the congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Bart Gordon.
Adviser Jeff Clark told The Associated Press on Monday that Leming, 34, got permission from the secretary of the Navy to file his candidacy, but can't actively campaign until his active duty ends May 1.
70. Reading Scores Hold Steady on Nationwide Test
- Thursday, March 25, 2010
Reading scores for fourth- and eighth-grade students held mostly steady last year, continuing a stubborn trend of minimal improvement across most racial, economic and geographic groups.
Scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress, a series of federally funded achievement tests, rose in two states and the District of Columbia in grade four and in nine states for grade eight in 2009. Overall, the fourth-grade average remained unchanged while eighth-graders rose one point.
71. Schering-Plough Purchase Hikes Merck Sales, Profit
- Wednesday, February 17, 2010
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – Drugmaker Merck & Co. on Tuesday posted huge jumps in revenue and profit for the fourth quarter, mainly because of its purchase of Schering-Plough Corp., whose consumer products division is based in Memphis.
72. Schools Face Big Budget Holes as Stimulus Runs Out
- Tuesday, February 16, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The nation's public schools are falling under severe financial stress as states slash education spending and drain federal stimulus money that staved off deep classroom cuts and widespread job losses.
73. Glankler Brown’s Hancock Elected Bar Foundation Fellow
- Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Jonathan C. Hancock of Glankler Brown PLLC has been elected a Fellow of the Tennessee Bar Foundation, an association of 710 attorneys across the state.
74. Pfizer Posts Big Jump in Q4 Sales, Profit
- Thursday, February 04, 2010
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Drugmaker Pfizer Inc., well into integrating its new Wyeth unit, posted a 34 percent jump in revenue Wednesday, but $3.2 billion in acquisition and restructuring charges and higher costs across the board weighed down profit.
75. Bloodworth Named Chair of Urban Land Institute’s District Council
- Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Russell Bloodworth has been named chair of the Urban Land Institute’s District Council representing Memphis and the Mid-South. He most recently served as assistant chairman to the previous chair, Frank Ricks of Looney Ricks Kiss.
76. Tennessee Bar Foundation Names Stratton to Board of Trustees
- Thursday, October 22, 2009
Irma Merrill Stratton, an attorney at The Law Office of J. Houston Gordon, recently was elected to the Tennessee Bar Foundation’s Board of Trustees.
77. Judge’s Resignation Spotlights Nominating Comm.
- Tuesday, September 01, 2009
D’Army Bailey’s departure from Division 8 of Circuit Court will be one of the first vacancies to be filled by the newly created Judicial Nominating Commission.
The 17-member body, appointed by the state House speaker and the lieutenant governor, who also serves as Senate speaker, will review applicants for the vacancy and recommend a group of finalists to Gov. Phil Bredesen.
78. Tenn. Congressmen Trying to Avoid Town Halls
- Thursday, August 13, 2009
NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee congressional members returning to the state are trying to answer questions about health care legislation while avoiding raucous town hall meetings that have turned into shouting matches.
79. Drugmaker Wyeth Posts Flat 1st-Quarter Profit
- Thursday, April 30, 2009
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Drugmaker Wyeth, which is being acquired by drug giant Pfizer, on Wednesday posted a flat first-quarter profit but beat analysts' expectations, as cost cuts offset lower revenue, particularly for its top seller, blockbuster antidepressant Effexor.
80. The Flintco Cos. Names Musson Business Development Director
- Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Troy Musson has been hired by The Flintco Cos. Inc. as its director of business development for Flintco’s Memphis and Springdale, Ark., offices.
81. State Representative Seeks School Super Job
- Tuesday, March 10, 2009
DRESDEN, Tenn. (AP) - State Rep. Mark Maddox is among five applicants for superintendent of schools in Weakley County.
82. Duncan Named Senior VP For Homewood Suites by Hilton
- Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Bill Duncan has been appointed senior vice president of brand management for Homewood Suites by Hilton and the newly launched Home2 Suites by Hilton.
83. Taube Named Partner At Adams and Reese
- Wednesday, February 04, 2009
Emily Campbell Taube has been named a partner at Adams and Reese LLP. Taube is a member of the Litigation Practice Group and focuses on the areas of commercial litigation, employment litigation, product liability and estate and trust litigation.
84. Pfizer to Buy Wyeth for $68B; Cut 8,000 Jobs
- Tuesday, January 27, 2009
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - No. 1 drugmaker Pfizer Inc. said Monday it is buying No. 12 Wyeth for $68 billion in a deal that ultimately will wipe out nearly 20,000 jobs but quickly boost Pfizer's revenue and profit and transform it overnight into a medicine cabinet for all.
85. Bernanke: Obama Stimulus Helps, More Action Needed
- Wednesday, January 14, 2009
LONDON (AP) - A mammoth stimulus package being crafted by President-elect Barack Obama could give the economy a much-needed lift, but other steps must be taken to bolster the wobbly financial system and for any recovery to stick, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Tuesday.
86. Consumers Cut Back Sharply on Spending
- Monday, November 17, 2008
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.
87. Muddy’s Bake Shop Offers Creativity, Creature Comforts
- Monday, July 21, 2008
Kat Gordon, the owner of Muddy’s Bake Shop LLC, didn’t even realize when she opened the business Feb. 29 that it would mean the store could only have a “real” birthday every four years.
“I didn’t even think about it until opening day,” Gordon said, referring to the Leap Year founding date.
88. Kroger Latest Business to Leave Hickory Hill
- Tuesday, January 15, 2008
For years, Hickory Hill residents have watched the neighborhood slowly decline as one business after another leaves.
Along the stretch of Winchester Road between Hickory Hill and Riverdale roads, a number of businesses have moved out, including Smokey Bones Barbeque & Grill, CompUSA and Fisherman's Buffet, among others.
89. With Judicial Selection Finalists Up for Renewal, Debate Proceeds in Earnest
- Thursday, December 27, 2007
The state Judicial Selection Commission that has been the subject of Governor Phil Bredesen's ire in the last two years is at a crossroads.
The legislative act that created the commission to send the names of finalists for state appellate court vacancies to the governor for his selection is up for renewal by legislators next month.
90. Memphis Man Crafts Local Puzzle Book For Fellow Enthusiasts
- Thursday, June 28, 2007
Quick, what's a nine-letter word for "Local crossword-puzzle author"?
The answer is B-L-A-K-E-B-U-R-N, as in Mark Blakeburn, a longtime Memphian and crossword fanatic who decided to share his passion with others.
91. List to Replace Peete on Council is Long
- Monday, June 18, 2007
Memphis City Council members are expecting more than two dozen contenders to consider for the vacant District 8 Position 2 Super District seat on the council.
They include the owner of a neighborhood grocery store, an insurance executive, seasoned political partisans, a courthouse security guard, perennial candidates, a math teacher and neighborhood activists.
92. Memphis Recognizes Stax Legacy With Year Of Celebration
- Monday, March 05, 2007
When asked recently about his visit to the Stax Museum of American Soul Music in November, British newspaper reporter Adam Gretton recalled his visceral reaction upon getting an up-close look at the Memphis music landmark.
93. Snapshots in Time
- Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Over the course of former Memphian Jason Miccolo Johnson's award-winning photographic career, he's captured icons such as Princess Diana and five of the last six U.S. presidents.
He scored a rare session to photograph the late Supreme Court justice Thurgood Marshall, and another photo assignment carried him to Selma, Ala., where he walked across the historic Edmund Pettus Bridge. That's where armed police officers attacked civil rights demonstrators in 1965, an event remembered as "Bloody Sunday."
94. Carmony Named Newcomer of the Year
- Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Brad Carmony has been named Newcomer of the Year in the 2006 MPACT Maker Awards. The award recognizes individuals who have lived in Memphis for a short time, but who have made significant contributions to the community. Carmony is the public relations manager at inferno. He also serves on the regional advisory board of the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association of Tennessee, the Exchange Club Family Center's Gala Committee and as a member of the Shelby County Humane Society's Pet Set organization.
95. Attorney Webb Brewer Named Public Service Attorney of the Year
- Wednesday, February 01, 2006
The Tennessee Bar Association and the Access to Justice Committee have named attorney Webb Brewer 2005 Public Service Attorney of the Year. Brewer has been director of advocacy and general counsel for Memphis Area Legal Services for 26 years.
96. Barnes Elected Chairman of FedEx/St. Jude Classic
- Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Reggie Barnes was elected general chairman of the FedEx St. Jude Classic and president of Youth Programs Inc., the governing body of the PGA Tour event. Barnes previously served as treasurer of Youth Programs. He also is the former chairman of the Memphis and Shelby County Sports Authority and the team selection committee for the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. Barnes is managing director of Morgan Keegan & Co. and also works with Athletic Resource Management.
97. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, June 29, 2005
ABWA Presents Business and Community Involvement Awards
Orchestral Society Names New Board Members
The Memphis Orchestral Society Inc. named Jeff Sanford chairman of its board of directors, effective July 1. Sanford, president of the Center Ci...
98. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, June 01, 2005
St. Jude Researcher Named to Royal Society
Dr. Tom Curran, chair of the department of Developmental Neurobiology and the co-leader of the Neurobiology and Brain Tumor program at St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, was elected to the Fello...
99. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, January 12, 2005
Judge George Brown Joins National Arbitration Firm
Judge George Brown to Join Arbitration Firm
Judge George Brown will join Resolute Systems Inc. as a private mediator and arbitrator in the companys Memphis office upon his retirement from the ...
100. Archived Article: Editorial
- Wednesday, April 14, 2004
To quote from Governor Bredesons TennCare Briefing document, TennCare began in 1994 as a well-meaning experiment to expand Tennessees traditional Medicaid program by using managed care principles to deliver health care to a larger number of people f...