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1. October 10-16: This Week in Memphis History -

2004: The Memphis Grizzlies played their first home game at FedExForum, an exhibition game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

1954: President Dwight Eisenhower campaigned in Memphis during the mid-term congressional elections. Republicans had won narrow majorities in the House and Senate two years earlier. But they lost both to Democrats in the midterm elections two years later.

2. Johnson Named Memphis Law School Registrar -

Jamie M. Johnson has joined the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law as law school registrar.

In her new role, Johnson will have direct oversight of the registrar’s office and duties relating to enrollment verification, managing student’s academic records, and ensuring the accuracy, integrity, maintenance and delivery of all law school institutional data. Johnson will also work closely with the dean of academic affairs to administer exams, determine class rank and report grades.

3. Cardinals Finding Way Back to Playoffs -

Everyone always says the expectations are highest in their clubhouse. But when the St. Louis Cardinals say it, well, it has a certain depth. The past decade has seen seven playoff trips and two World Series championships. And this season, the Cardinals are hunting their fourth straight Red October.

4. Redbirds’ Easley, Scruggs Enjoy Stellar Season -

Oscar Taveras, Randal Grichuk and Stephen Piscotty. Those were the St. Louis Cardinals’ hot outfield prospects stashed in Memphis at season’s start.

Taveras and Grichuk have shuttled between the Cardinals and Redbirds and both are with the big club as the Redbirds’ regular season winds down. Piscotty has stayed with the Redbirds, but throughout the year Cardinals general John Mozeliak openly has talked about having playing time in St. Louis for Piscotty in the near future.

5. Longtime Tennessee Civil Rights Lawyer Dies at 86 -

NASHVILLE (AP) – George Barrett, a longtime Tennessee civil rights lawyer known for handling a case that ultimately desegregated the state's public colleges and universities, has died. He was 86.

6. Cohen, Luttrell, Weirich, Harris Take Early Vote -

Democratic U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen has taken the early vote over challenger Ricky Wilkins in the hard fought Democratic Congressional primary on Thursday’s Shelby County election ballot.

7. Multiple Choice -

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.

8. Early Vote Expands as Campaigns Enter New Phase -

There is a unique and persistent part of the political process that gnaws at candidates, separating them from the voters they court and sometimes stalk. You might call it the day of the ballot.

In the weeks leading up to the start of early voting, they get hit up constantly by those putting out endorsement ballots to be distributed during early voting and on election day, most often by paid poll workers. Candidates must pay to be on a ballot, which those organizing the ballots say is necessary to cover printing and distribution costs.

9. Changing Landscape -

It’s been confusing from a distance.

The formal groundbreaking for Shelby Farms Park’s $70 million “Heart of the Park” improvements, including an expansion of Patriot Lake, came the same week last month the Memphis City Council voted to delay for one year the city’s portion of funding for the Shelby Farms Parkway.

10. For the Red, White & Blue -

Let’s start this column with holiday quiz:

1. Who immortalized Paul Revere’s “midnight ride” and how?
2. Which body of water did Washington and his men cross on Christmas 1776?
3. According to legend, who sewed the first American flag?
4. Who wrote “The Star Spangled Banner”?
5. Which European countries fought for the colonies and which did not?
6. What was thrown into Boston Harbor in 1773 and why?
7. Who was the primary author of the Declaration of Independence?
8. Which state whose name starts with V was not one of the original 13 colonies?
9. How did John Adams explain to Abigail the colonies’ defeat at Long Island?
10. What was the approximate population of the 13 colonies on July 4, 1776?

11. Grizzlies Cite Analytics in Adams Pick -

On draft night, as the questions from reporters all implied the Grizzlies maybe had reached in taking UCLA shooting guard Jordan Adams at No. 22, interim general manager Chris Wallace went right to the A-word.

12. Grizzlies Hope Upheaval Leads to Draft Unity -

MEMPHIS (AP) – The Memphis Grizzlies hope the recent tumultuous turnover in their front office translates into a solid, unified draft Thursday night.

For now, the team only has to concentrate on one pick – the 22nd overall – and the opportunity to add selections.

13. Heart of Park Advances as Shelby Farms Parkway Stalls -

Within the space of a few days this month, the Shelby Farms Park Conservancy formally broke ground on the park’s $70 million Heart of the Park project and then its leaders watched as the Memphis City Council delayed the Shelby Farms Parkway project for a year.

14. Knoxville Democrats Stump for Memphis Votes -

Four years ago at about this time, Shelby County voters were seeing a lot of the four contenders for the Republican Party’s nomination for governor.

This election year, Shelby County voters are seeing a lot of the top two contenders for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate.

15. Haslam Unveils $1.5B Transportation Plan -

Gov. Bill Haslam and Transportation Commissioner John Schroer have released the state’s three-year, $1.5 billion transportation program.

The Haslam administration said the plan unveiled Thursday takes a conservative approach because of uncertainty over future federal transit funding. It contains no money to pay for early engineering work on new projects.

16. Cardinals Expect ‘Good Things’ to Happen Again -

At grantland.com, the writer said the St. Louis Cardinals have even more depth than last year’s team, but then he went on to pick the Los Angeles Dodgers to win the World Series.

17. Harris Files Ford Challenge at Deadline -

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

18. Positive Pastner Makes More Sense After Wins -

Take a hike.

Yes, you, Negative Nelly Tigers fan. You have unrealistic expectations for the University of Memphis basketball team and its coach, Josh Pastner, who suggested – amid criticism – that this small minority of overly critical Tiger fans no longer was needed inside the tent.

19. Lakecrest II Sells for $4.6 Million -

The Lakecrest II office building in East Memphis has changed hands again.

Southland Primacy LLC acquired the 129,104-square-foot office building at 6055 Primacy Parkway from Jefferson-Pilot Investments Inc. Feb. 28 for $4.6 million.

20. Redbirds Ownership Transition Underway -

The transition of the Memphis Redbirds to their new owners, the St. Louis Cardinals, is underway.

Cardinal officials have said they would want to do some rebranding, but not at the expense of the Redbirds and AutoZone Park feeling like they belong to Memphis.

21. Education That Works is Win-Win-Win Idea -

John Adams expressed his thoughts on education saying, “There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living, and the other, how to live.” His words seem to foreshadow a high school here in Memphis whose mission is to do just that.

22. 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.

23. Redbirds Proving Key Role in ‘Cardinal Way’ -

The St. Louis Cardinals had just wrapped up one playoff series and were headed to the National League Championship Series with a roster mainly comprised of homegrown players.

There was rookie pitcher Michael Wacha, who had flirted with no-hitters in the regular season and in the NL Division Series. There was first baseman Matt “Big City” Adams, who stepped into the void created by Allen Craig’s foot injury. And there was 23-year-old Trevor Rosenthal, who was thrust into that all-important closer’s role late in the season.

24. Conservancy Wants Guarantees on Shelby Farms Parkway -

The Shelby Farms Park Conservancy wants to see more work toward agreements about a proposed Shelby Farms parkway, including no big-rig truck traffic, that are its conditions for agreeing to the long-discussed road.

25. Shelby Farms Parkway Hearings Continue -

Tennessee transportation officials return Tuesday, Sept. 24, to the topic of a parkway through Shelby Farms Park.

26. This week in Memphis history: September 13-19 -

1973: Wayne W. Pyeatt assumed the duties of chief executive officer of National Bank of Commerce. He had been president and chief administrative officer. The decision by the bank’s board left Lewis R. McKee as board chairman.

27. Council Approves Solid Waste Fee, Delays Vote On Handy Park Lease -

The Memphis City Council sent a proposed lease of Handy Park on Beale Street back to committee Tuesday, Sept. 3, for more discussion about the details.

And the council approved on the first of three readings a restoration of the city’s solid waste fee to $25.05 a month. But there were conflicting explanations about which part of an overhaul of sanitation services the restoration of the fee is supposed to be aimed at.

28. Trash Talk Headlines Council Meeting -

Memphis City Council members talk trash – specifically, the proposed changes to decades of established policies for garbage collection in the city – during their Tuesday, Sept. 3, executive session.

29. Henneberger Joins First State Bank Small-Business Lending Division -

Sean Henneberger has joined First State Bank’s small-business lending division as vice president/business development officer in the Memphis market. In his new role, Henneberger will help small businesses pursue loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration and U.S. Department of Agriculture Business and Industry Guaranteed Loan Program.

30. James Lee House Owner Files Construction Loan -

690 Adams Ave.
Memphis, TN 38105
Loan Amount: $1 million

Loan Date: June 4, 2013

Maturity Date: June 4, 2019

31. Adams Keegan Employees Give Back for Holidays -

Employees of Memphis-based human resources management and outsourcing firm Adams Keegan are using a fun holiday competition to help the less fortunate.

Five charities are benefiting from a company fundraising contest. Randomly assigned teams brainstormed to select their charity of choice. The ones chosen were the American Red Cross, St. John’s United Methodist Church Soup Kitchen & Food Pantry, Wounded Warrior Project, Bold Initiative and S.A.V.E. (School Advocates for Vision & Education).

32. Adams Keegan Employees Give Back for Holidays -

Employees of Memphis-based human resources management and outsourcing firm Adams Keegan are using a fun holiday competition to help the less fortunate.

Five charities are benefiting from a company fundraising contest. Randomly assigned teams brainstormed to select their charity of choice. The ones chosen were the American Red Cross, St. John’s United Methodist Church Soup Kitchen & Food Pantry, Wounded Warrior Project, Bold Initiative and S.A.V.E. (School Advocates for Vision & Education).

33. Commercial Advisors Hires Ewen as Controller -

Erika Ewen has joined Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors Asset Services LLC as controller. Ewen will direct the accounting department in all accounting functions and financial reporting of Commercial Advisors Asset Services as well as all property management clients.

34. 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.

35. Shelby Farms Parkway Still Unresolved -

The political road to a Shelby Farms Parkway that extends Kirby Parkway through the northwestern edge of Shelby Farms Park to link up with Whitten Road has a few turns and lots of mileage left in it.

36. Seven Apply to be Criminal Court Judge -

Seven Memphis attorneys — four prosecutors from the Shelby County District Attorney General’s office, two federal prosecutors and a corporate general counsel – have applied to be the new judge of Shelby County Criminal Court Division 6.

37. Levy Named Assistant Dean in U of M School of Public Health -

Dr. Marian Levy has been named assistant dean of students and public health practice for the University of Memphis School of Public Health. Levy is also an associate professor in the school and is the current president of the Tennessee Public Health Association.

38. River Watching: Mississippi Levels Dropping -

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) – Drought conditions are contributing to Mississippi River levels that may not be the lowest they've ever been but are still cause for concern.

"We've had barges running aground, shoaling in a few places. We've had some groundings but none have resulted in a major incident yet. There have been no injuries," Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Rebecca Walthour told The Clarion-Ledger.

39. Executive Coach Burtch Earns Int’l Designation -

Bill Burtch, founder and president of full-service management consultancy firm Harmony Coaching & Consulting, has received the Professional Certified Coach designation from the International Coach Federation, becoming the second PCC in Memphis. Burtch, who also holds the Senior Professional in Human Resources designation, focuses his consulting work in executive/team coaching, professional development training and human resources consulting.

40. Pruitt Keeps Centre Group Running Smoothly -

Holly Pruitt is office manager of The Centre Group, a human resources consulting firm. Pruitt handles accounting and administrative duties and works closely with the company’s marketing firm.

41. Sprouting Up -

It sounds like a simple enough project. Put solar panels over 10 parking spaces on the lot of the Shelby Farms Park Visitors Center and let electric vehicles and hybrids using electricity recharge there.

42. Changes in Dining Scene Highlight Dynamic Year -

On Thanksgiving Eve, we drove to the airport to pick up my stepson, one of whose flights had been delayed, so it was after 10 by the time he emerged from baggage claim. All being hungry, I drove to Cooper-Young, thinking we could easily get in at the recently opened Alchemy at 10:30.

43. Hansen Promoted to Store Manager at Macy’s -

Greg Hansen has been promoted to vice president/store manager at Macy’s Oak Court.

Hometown: Lynbrook, N.Y.

44. Red Door Hits First Year by Exceeding Goals -

Red Door Wealth Management, a financial advisory business that has an alliance with local accounting firm Cannon Wright Blount PLLC, just wrapped up its first year in existence this month.

45. Willow Lake Foreclosure Sale Slated for Friday -

The foreclosure sale of the 17-building, mixed-use Willow Lake Business Park and Corporate Park in Hickory Hill has been postponed until Friday, March 4, at noon at the Shelby County Courthouse, 140 Adams Ave.

46. Willow Lake Foreclosure Sales Slated for Friday -

The foreclosure sale of the 17-building, mixed-use Willow Lake Business Park and Corporate Park in Hickory Hill has been postponed until Friday, Feb. 25, at noon at the Shelby County Courthouse, 140 Adams Ave.

47. Business Park Slated for Auction Block -

In the past five years, real estate foreclosures have run the gamut from hospitality to retail to multifamily to high-end residential to industrial.

As the commercial market in particular continues to be plagued with record-high vacancies and downward pressure on rental rates, investors are feeling the brunt of the crisis.

48. Bradley Named Mid-South Super Lawyer -

J. Anthony Bradley has been named for the third consecutive year to the Mid-South Super Lawyers for estate planning and probate practice areas.

49. ‘Mississippi Transplant’ Walker Finds Calling With Law, Giving Back -

Memphis lawyer Joe Walker has always loved accounting, tax, trust and estate planning. He sees his chosen career as a science and an art form.

50. Bank Exec Checked Only Date on Foreclosure Docs -

WASHINGTON (AP) – A Wells Fargo executive has acknowledged that he verified only the dates on up to 150 foreclosure documents he signed daily.

The executive made his admission in a May deposition involving a Washington state homeowner. He said he relied on co-workers to ensure that other information in the documents was correct.

51. Exchange Club Announces Board -

The Exchange Club Family Center has announced new board members and officers for 2010-2011.

The new board members are Grant Adams, Holly Walters Craft, Adrienne Daily-Evans, Dr. Sheryl Davis, Handel Durham, Joe Fracchia, Dr. Patrick Randolph, Mike Fay, Dr. John Holmes, Shelly Rice and Rick Holland.

52. Bloodworth Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award -

Russell Bloodworth, executive vice president of Boyle Investment Co., has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Memphis Chapter of Lambda Alpha International, the land economics society.

53. Midtown Target -

Two years ago this month, awed silence greeted real estate developer Tom Marsh as he clicked through slides and walked a neighborhood group through his team’s plan.

54. Hijacked Captain to Headline Multi Modal Conference -

One year ago Capt. Richard Phillips made headlines around the world when Somali pirates hijacked his cargo container ship, the MV Maersk Alabama, and took him hostage.

55. Applicants Submit Resumes to Head CCC -

A search for successors to departing Center City Commission president Jeff Sanford has generated significant local interest.

Out of more than 70 applicants who submitted resumes to the CCC’s executive search team, the field appears to be narrowing to around 20 people who most closely fit the job description.

56. U of M Event To Draw Top Labor Lawyers -

The University of Memphis Law Review is preparing for its annual spring symposium titled “Labor and Employment Law: Evolution or Revolution?”

Friday’s event will feature national speakers from federal agencies such as the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and labor organizations such as the AFL-CIO. It also will emphasize the grand stature of the U of M law school’s new Downtown facility.

57. Howard Named Prez-Elect Of Collegiate Registrars And Admissions Officers -

Kate Howard has been named president-elect of the Tennessee Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers.

58. U of M’s McClurg Honored With Legal Education Award -

Andrew McClurg has received the Excellence in Legal Education Award from the University of Memphis’ Law Alumni Board. McClurg is a professor of law and the Herbert Herff Chair of Excellence in Law at the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. He also is associate dean for faculty development.

59. Events -

The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will hold a workshop today from 8:30 a.m. to noon at its office, 5100 Poplar Ave., Suite 502. Tim Bolding, founding executive director of United Housing Inc., will speak. Cost is $90 for members, $150 for nonmembers and $80 for those in the Program for Nonprofit Excellence. For more information, call 684-6605 or visit www.npexcellence.org.

60. Events -

The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will hold a workshop today from 8:30 a.m. to noon at its office, 5100 Poplar Ave., Suite 502. Karen Kitchens, program officer at The Assisi Foundation of Memphis Inc., will speak. Cost is $65 for members, $125 for nonmembers and $55 for those in the Program for Nonprofit Excellence. For more information, call 684-6605 or visit www.npexcellence.org.

61. Schuermann Elected To Design Review Board -

David Schuermann has been elected to the Center City Commission’s Design Review board.

Schuermann is a principal at Architecture Inc. He is active with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards and currently serves on the Tennessee Board of Architectural & Engineering Examiners.

62. Dress Newest Pathologist At Pathology Group of the MidSouth -

Dr. Matthew A. Dress has joined Pathology Group of the MidSouth PC as its newest pathologist.

Before joining Pathology Group of the MidSouth, Dress served as the chief resident in anatomic and clinical pathology at the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Tennessee. He then completed a fellowship in hematopathology at the University of Rochester Medical Center-Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y. 

63. Three Memphis Firms Honored In 2010 Best Lawyers -

Three Memphis law firms have attorneys who have been honored in the 2010 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart PC had four attorneys from its Memphis office honored: Donna K. Fisher, Thomas L. Henderson, Charles V. Holmes and Frederick J. Lewis were named to the list as top lawyers in labor and employment law. All four previously have been recognized by Best Lawyers.

64. Decaying Heritage: Historic preservation reaches ‘tipping point’ -

Historic Memphis is rotting faster than the deteriorating economy.

Tight credit markets, long foreclosure lists, frequent mortgage flipping and financially struggling property owners have proven to be bigger threats to the city’s landmark structures than bulldozers. Demolition by neglect is rampant, and preservation leaders don’t yet know what to do about it.

65. A New Day for King Cotton: Biotech and agribusiness redefine themselves -

If you’re in the right place at the right time during May, you might glimpse a motorcade cutting through mid-day traffic, followed by a green bus with a big papier-mache boll weevil on top. Nothing hints at Memphis’ agribusiness roots like that longtime foe of the cotton plant.

66. States Face Competing Priorities For Stimulus Cash -

NEW YORK (AP) – It may sound like a nice problem for states – figuring out how to spend the billions in infrastructure funding they’ll receive as part of President Barack Obama’s economic stimulus plan.

67. UT Medical Group Names Martin VP of Corporate Compliance -

Linda Martin has joined UT Medical Group Inc. as vice president of corporate compliance.

68. Avery Joins Southwest As Information Systems Director -

Jim Avery has joined Southwest Tennessee Community College as executive director of information systems.

69. Events -

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

70. Events -

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

71. Pera to Serve on Advisory Board Of Miller-Becker Institute -

Lucian T. Pera, a partner at the Memphis office of Adams and Reese LLP, has been invited to serve on the Advisory Board of the Miller-Becker Institute for Professional Responsibility.

The Institute provides programs and activities to enhance ethical awareness among those who practice, adjudicate, teach and study law.

72. Kiesewetter Wise’s Thompson Named Among Top 100 Labor Attorneys -

Tanja L. Thompson has been named among the nation’s Top 100 Labor Attorneys by the Labor Relations Institute for the second consecutive year.

Thompson is a member of Kiesewetter Wise Kaplan Prather PLC and is the only labor attorney in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi to receive this professional honor, which puts her in the top 1 percent of labor attorneys throughout the U.S.

73. Trolley Lambasted During Main Street Mall Meeting -

The idea of allowing car traffic on the Main Street Mall Downtown was panned at the first public hearing held by the Center City Commission this week.

But most in the crowd of 50 who attended were far more emotional as they trashed the operation of the Memphis Area Transit Authority’s Main Street Trolley that runs along the mall.

74. U of M Names Slater Emergency Preparedness Coordinator -

Shelby L. Slater has been hired at the University of Memphis as its first emergency preparedness coordinator.

Slater will assess, develop and maintain the university’s crisis management plan, facilitate integration of the Incident Command System into emergency planning activities and evaluate emergency communication needs.

75. Regents Committee Seeks 6 Percent Tuition Jump -

A Tennessee Board of Regents committee recommended Tuesday that tuition increase by 7 percent at the University of Memphis and by 6 percent at the system’s other four-year universities this fall.

The board’s finance committee also voted to increase tuition by 6 percent at community colleges and technology centers, and by 14 percent at the University of Memphis’ law school.

76. Foreclosure Notice FiledFor Mitchell-Ford's Home -      Tamara Mitchell-Ford's River Oaks home is facing foreclosure for the second time in less than a year. A first-run foreclosure notice has been filed for the property at 981 Village Oak Cove in The Village of River Oaks, a

77. Seven Foreclosures Filed AgainstMark Matthews Development LLC -      Seven first-run foreclosure notices appear in today's Daily News beginning on Page 32 for properties owned by Mark Matthews Development LLC.
     The lots facing foreclosure are: lot 152 in

78. Shuttered Irish Landmark Could Reopen -

How Irish is the Magevney House? The Downtown landmark is so Irish that Eugene Magevney's bride-to-be brought soil from Ireland with her when she arrived in Memphis in 1840 to marry him.

The garden using that soil Mary Magevney planted and tended remains one of the home's distinctive features.

79. Conference To Provide Fuel For Transport Future -

The Memphis World Trade Club will continue the momentum of its inaugural event of a year ago by hosting the second annual Memphis Multi Modal Conference March 19 and 20 at The Peabody hotel.

The first day's event is a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. followed by a selection of speakers the next day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

80. Events -

The Memphis Rotary Club will meet today at noon in Ballroom B of the Memphis Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main St. A lunch buffet costs $18. Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton will give his annual State of the City Address. Reservations should be made to Taylor Hughes at 526-1318 or taylor@memphisrotary.org.

81. Events -

Rhodes College will present Dr. Nel Noddings, who will speak on "The Problems of School Reform," based on her book "When School Reform Goes Wrong," today at 7 p.m. in the McCallum Ballroom of the Bryan Campus Life Center. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Patrick Shade at 843-3935.

82. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis Names Byrd Executive Director -

Caron Byrd has been hired as executive director of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis. Previously, Byrd served as deputy manager of the Mid-South chapter of the American Red Cross, where she was employed for more than 11 years.

83. Catholic Diocese Settles Lawsuits -

The Catholic Diocese of Memphis has settled three lawsuits alleging child sexual abuse by two priests. Confirmation of the settlements and dismissals last month come a week after two new lawsuits were filed alleging a fourth instance of child sexual abuse by a priest named in three other lawsuits and the rape of an adult by another priest.

84. Tinker Works To Out-Fundraise Cohen For His Congressional Seat -

In last Friday's edition of The Washington Post, columnist Mary Ann Akers introduced her readers to Memphis congressman Steve Cohen, summing up her interviewee as a "fun-loving hipster in an aging man's body."

85. Coffee Klatch No More -

The owners of the one-room coffee bar and café across the street from Memphis City Hall have heard that mayor Willie Herenton is a fan of their fresh-baked muffins.

They assume the mayor sends someone to fetch him a batch, because they haven't seen much of him. Yet he's one example of the loyal customer base The Daily Grind bistro has cultivated during its six-year run, which comes to an end Friday.

86. Hilton MemphisSells For $45 Million -      The 405-room Hilton Memphis at 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. has sold for $45 million.
     The sale closed last week.
     Sale deeds list the buyer as RBD Memphis LLC a

87. Art Student Galvanizes Others To Shore Up 'Broken Windows' -

More and more police departments around the country, including the one in Memphis, have begun subscribing to the "broken windows" theory of law enforcement.

A single broken window, the theory goes, might encourage vandals to break more windows until the building and surrounding area are overrun by a variety of criminal acts. In law enforcement or any other instance, small problems thus are confronted before they have a chance to metastasize.

88. 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.

89. Barrow Named Chef de Cuisine At Capriccio Grill -

The Peabody Hotel has named Brian Barrow chef de cuisine for Capriccio Grill, an Italian steakhouse. Barrow began his culinary career at 27. He attended Johnson & Wales University's College of Culinary Arts in Miami. He previously was a chef at the Ambassador Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and with Do & Co International Catering.

90. Legal and Journalistic Worlds to Collide Again At Weekend Event -

For many journalists, it is a challenge to convert what goes on inside the courtroom into something understandable for their readers and viewers. It also can be difficult for reporters to grasp the legal jargon they must navigate in reporting the news.

91. Back to Nature -

Laura Adams remembers when children played outside and not in front of the television. As executive director of the Shelby Farms Park Alliance, she is interested in getting kids and their families back to those days.

92. 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."

93. Pera Works on Growing Practice, Pursues Dual Interest in Journalism and Law -

Attorney Lucian Pera recently was included in the 2007 edition of "Best Lawyers in America."

Pera is a partner at the Memphis law firm of Adams and Reese LLP. He graduated from Princeton University in 1982, and obtained his law degree from Vanderbilt University School of Law in 1985. Pera also served as a law clerk to Judge Harry W. Wellford of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He has worked in media law for much of his legal career and has represented Memphis Publishing Co., which publishes The Commercial Appeal.

94. Events -

The Center City Commission's W/MBE (Women and Minority Business Enterprise) committee offers "Real Estate Development Deal Clinic" today from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Southwest Tennessee Community College Jess Parrish Library. The two-day course will teach aspiring real estate developers how to test the financial feasibility of proposed development projects. The fee for the course is $160 and includes all training materials. Pre-registration is required. Call Jerome Rubin, manager of diversity outreach, at 575-0581 or visit www.downtownmemphis.com for more information.

95. Donelson featured in 'Memphis Innovations' For a Lifetime of Visionary Work -

Lewis R. Donelson III, shareholder in the Memphis office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, has been an innovator all his life.

No wonder Donelson recently became the only attorney featured in the book "Memphis Innovations: People, Ideas, and Innovations That Changed Our World" by Richard Raichelson. The book, which was published Feb. 1 by Power House LLC, is a collection of stories of 50 Memphians who have made an impact on the city and the world.

96. No Swords or Eye Patches Needed for Modern Piracy -

Six computer users in Memphis and the surrounding area have been sued by the Recording Industry Association of America for illegally downloading music from the Internet, an act for which each could pay a fine of more than $4,000.

97. Corporate Scandals Create Focus on Nonprofit Accountability -

School children are given free fingerprinting kits and taught about safety.

Families who live in poverty are able to say goodbye to substandard housing.

Downtown Memphis parks, streets and medians are kept well-manicured, and visitors get to gaze at exhibits in the renovated Fire Engine House No. 1 at 118 Adams St.

98. Events -

The Memphis Regional Chamber presents its leadership luncheon series today from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Walnut Room of the Racquet Club, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Charles W. Manning, chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents, is the guest speaker. Cost is $25 for those with premium, standard and basic membership and free for chamber board of directors and board of advisors members. Call 543-3546 for reservations.

99. Events -

The Memphis Technology Council presents TechMixer v5.0 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today at Power House, 45 E. G.E. Patterson Ave. Cost is $10 in advance; $15 at the door. Call 543-3547.

The Memphis chapter of the Service Corps of Retired Executives, or SCORE, presents "How to Successfully Operate a Small Business" from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Cost is $75. Call 544-3588 or visit www.scorememphis.org.

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Oct. 18

The Grant Center presents "Understanding Census Data" from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Parrish Library computer lab at Southwest Tennessee Community College, 737 Union Ave. Visit www.grantcenter.org.