Editorial Results (free)
1. Council Approves Crosstown Funding, Delays Redbirds Decision
- Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Memphis City Council members approved $15 million in city funding that is a combination of federal grants, bonds and stormwater funding Tuesday, Dec. 3, as the last piece of financing for the Crosstown revitalization project.
2. Meadows Appointed to State Dentistry Board
- Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Dr. Dan T. Meadows has been appointed to the Tennessee Board of Dentistry by Gov. Bill Haslam. Meadows, who has a private practice on Walnut Grove Road, will serve as the Rotating Dentist member through June 2016.
- Thursday, October 17, 2013
National Hispanic Professional Organization-Memphis will meet Thursday, Oct. 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Barbara Prescott, executive director of PeopleFirst, will speak. Cost is $20 for nonmembers. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 466-6476.
4. Council Approves Beale Deal, Delays Highland McDonald's
- Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Memphis City Council members sent a plan Tuesday, Oct. 15, to settle the last barrier to direct day to day city control of the Beale Street entertainment district to a federal bankruptcy judge.
The council approved a resolution that would use $400,000 from a dormant city fund related to the abandoned Midtown interstate corridor and $100,000 in revenues it has collected from the Beale Street district to pay off a loan Beale Street developer John Elkington took out for improvements he made to Handy Park.
5. Voters to Decide Nominee for DeBerry’s Seat
- Tuesday, October 08, 2013
For the first time in 41 years, Lois DeBerry’s name will not be on a Shelby County ballot for a state House seat.
- Saturday, September 28, 2013
The fifth annual Mike Conley Bowl-n-Bash, benefiting the Methodist Healthcare Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center, will be held Saturday, Sept. 28, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Billy Hardwick’s All Star Lanes, 1576 S. White Station Road. Individual tickets are $125; teams of four are $500. Visit methodisthealth.org/bowlnbash to register.
7. Mock Development Pitches Presented to Investors
- Thursday, September 26, 2013
At first glance, the four sharks seemed pretty intimidating.
They sat in a row and watched the men in front of them with interest, weighing their options, considering their plans of action.
Then one of them cracked a joke and took a long pull out of a bottle of Bud Light and the mood lightened considerably.
8. Tommy Bronson Sporting Goods Stays True to Roots in New Spot
- Monday, September 23, 2013
For Tommy Bronson Sporting Goods, cooler temperatures in the air mean one thing – hunting season.
9. Handy Park Lease Latest Stage in Beale Endgame
- Thursday, August 22, 2013
The city of Memphis has a tentative lease of Handy Park with a group that includes some current tenants of the Beale Street entertainment district.
And the pending agreement would resolve one of the final issues in the city’s relationship with John Elkington, the developer of the district and founder of Performa Entertainment.
10. Made in Memphis
- Saturday, August 03, 2013
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.
11. Striking Back Against Court's Voting Rights Ruling
- Friday, July 26, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration opened an aggressive new front in the battle over voter protection Thursday, singling out Texas for legal action and promising broader efforts to come after last month's Supreme Court ruling that wiped out a major provision of the Voting Rights Act.
12. State Lawmaker to Propose Tuition Freeze
- Wednesday, July 24, 2013
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A Republican state lawmaker says he wants to freeze tuition at Tennessee's colleges and universities despite criticism from education officials that such a proposal would eliminate funds needed to sustain essential programs and basic operation.
13. Health Law's Rule Delay Could Hamper Enforcement
- Wednesday, July 17, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – There's a bit of a domino effect undercutting President Barack Obama's health care law.
Enforcement of the overhaul's central mandate – that individual Americans must have coverage – could be weakened by the Obama administration's recent delay of a requirement that larger employers provide medical insurance.
14. Daniels Takes on New Role at Greater Memphis Chamber
- Wednesday, July 10, 2013
The Greater Memphis Chamber has promoted Amy Daniels to the newly created position of senior vice president, membership and communications. Daniels, who has worked at the chamber for 17 years, will now oversee the membership department while continuing in her prior role, leading the communications and programming department.
15. Hospitals Seek High-Tech Help for Hand Hygiene
- Monday, July 01, 2013
RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Mo. (AP) – Hospitals have fretted for years over how to make sure doctors, nurses and staff keep their hands clean, but with only limited success. Now, some are turning to technology – beepers, buzzers, lights and tracking systems that remind workers to sanitize, and chart those who don't.
16. Editorial: Memphis Must Now File New Flight Plan
- Saturday, June 29, 2013
In early 2009, The Memphis News published a cover story analyzing the Delta-Northwest merger, which at the time was undergoing FAA authorization after being inked a few months prior. The report included comments from Delta CEO Richard Anderson, Memphis International Airport executives and airline industry analysts, all of whom were bullish, for the most part, on what the deal meant for Memphis.
- Monday, June 17, 2013
The city of Germantown will host The Millionaires as part of its Groovin’ and Chillin’ Concert Series Tuesday, June 18, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Kiwanis pavilion at Municipal Park on Exeter Road. The free concert starts at 7 p.m.; hot dog and hamburger combos will be available for purchase beforehand. Visit germantown-tn.gov.
18. Balancing Act
- Saturday, June 01, 2013
It’s past time to rethink the old 60/40 notion of investing, say a wide range of Memphis financial professionals, as the ground continues to shift beneath the feet of investors in this low-yield world of investing dominated by unprecedented action from the Federal Reserve.
19. Median CEO Pay Rises to $9.7 Million in 2012
- Thursday, May 23, 2013
CEO pay has been going in one direction for the past three years: up.
The head of a typical large public company made $9.7 million in 2012, a 6.5 percent increase from a year earlier that was aided by a rising stock market, according to an analysis by The Associated Press using data from Equilar, an executive pay research firm.
20. Commercial Practitioners Have Voice With Council
- Tuesday, April 09, 2013
The Memphis Area Association of Realtors Commercial Council has grown and evolved over the past nine years since its inception, with membership increasing from 150 members in 2004 to more than 350 members this year.
21. Boyle Celebrates 80 Years, Sponsors Art Exhibit
- Monday, March 18, 2013
Boyle Investment Co. turns 80 this year, and has partnered with the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art to celebrate.
22. Family Values Drive Success at United Warehouse Transportation
- Friday, March 01, 2013
United Warehouse Transportation, along with parent company United Warehouse & Transit Logistics, is riding an impressive wave of success over the past 18 months.
Near the end of 2011, UWT acquired a small local transportation company and formed United Warehouse Transportation, with projected annual revenues of $895,000. By the end of 2012, that number had grown to $6 million, and company CEO Chris Williams expects it to top $10 million by the summer.
- Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The Orpheum Theatre will present “Anything Goes” Tuesday, Feb. 26, through March 3 at the theater, 203 S. Main St. Visit orpheum-memphis.com or call 525-3000 for showtimes and tickets.
- Monday, February 25, 2013
Rhodes College will host Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, presenting “A New Vision of Islam in America,” as part of its free Communities in Conversation Series Monday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. in the McCallum Ballroom of the Bryan Campus Life Center on campus, 2000 North Parkway. Visit rhodes.edu.
- Saturday, February 23, 2013
Make-A-Wish Mid-South will host Wine for Wishes Thursday, Feb. 28, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at The Cadre, 149 Monroe Ave. The fundraiser will include food and wine pairings, a silent auction and live music by The Will Tucker Band. Visit midsouth.wish.org.
26. Lighting the Spark
- Saturday, February 09, 2013
Somewhere, there’s an entrepreneur scribbling an idea on little more than the back of a napkin. Someone else has all the pieces of a new company in place, and now they’re ready to dial for dollars. Entrepreneurs are a talented bunch, but that talent doesn’t always include a knack for management or finance – skill sets that plenty of experts in Memphis stand ready to help explain.
27. World Trade Club President’s Career Fueled by Relationships
- Monday, January 28, 2013
Planes, trains and automobiles aren’t necessarily the main components of the logistics industry.
Allan Bowden, who works for UWT Logistics and is serving as 2013 president of the Memphis World Trade Club, said relationships keep the industry moving as much as the many varied vehicles associated with it.
- Saturday, December 29, 2012
The 54th AutoZone Liberty Bowl Football Classic, featuring Iowa State University vs. University of Tulsa, will be held Monday, Dec. 31, at 2:30 p.m. at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, 335 S. Hollywood St. The Temptations will perform at halftime. For a list of bowl week events, visit autozonelibertybowl.org.
29. Bigfish Hosts Health Care Social Media Meet-Up
- Saturday, December 15, 2012
Memphis-based creative company Bigfish will host a free health care social media meet-up next week.
The event on Dec. 19 will be held starting at noon at the Bigfish office on the second floor of Minglewood Hall.
- Monday, December 17, 2012
The Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South will hold a holiday networking party Tuesday, Dec. 18, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at bureau’s offices, 3693 Tyndale Drive. Cost is free for BBB-accredited businesses and their guests. Email Cheryl Stewart at email@example.com or 757-8603.
31. Bigfish Hosts Health Care Social Media Meet-Up
- Friday, December 14, 2012
Memphis-based creative company Bigfish will host a free health care social media meet-up next week.
The event on Dec. 19 will be held starting at noon at the Bigfish office on the second floor of Minglewood Hall. The one-hour discussion will focus on audience building, segmentation and monetization specific to health care and nonprofit organizations, and it will include a light lunch.
32. MemShop Latest Boon for Overton Square
- Wednesday, December 05, 2012
A year ago, Loeb Properties Inc. was granted the green light from Memphis City Council for the funds necessary to construct a parking lot and detention pond west of Cooper Street – the last component in the more than $30 million public/private partnership to revitalize the once thriving Overton Square district.
33. Holiday Traffic
- Thursday, November 22, 2012
Memphis International Airport ramps up for the busy holiday travel season with the unveiling of its redesigned and expanded checkpoint at Terminal B, which has been under construction for nearly two years.
34. Senior Care Management Solutions Promotes Williams
- Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Darla Williams has been promoted to health care administrator at Senior Care Management Solutions. In her new role, Williams will play a critical role in overseeing and customizing clients’ daily care plans to fit their specific needs.
35. Mississippi Tracks Possible Misuse of Nutrition Program
- Tuesday, October 02, 2012
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) – State officials say 1,705 people in Mississippi were disqualified last budget year from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for making false claims and improperly taking more than $2.7 million in benefits.
36. Back to the Gridiron
- Monday, August 27, 2012
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.
- Wednesday, August 01, 2012
The Daily News will hold a sustainable energy seminar and panel discussion as part of its 2012 seminar series Thursday, Aug. 2, at 3:30 p.m. at Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, 1934 Poplar Ave. Cost is $25. Register at seminars.memphisdailynews.com.
38. Senate Passes Cuts for All but Richest Americans
- Friday, July 27, 2012
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.
39. Cohen Talks About Opponents, Schools, Race and His Political Past
- Monday, July 23, 2012
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.
40. John or Bill
- Friday, July 20, 2012
A PROPHET IS NOT WITHOUT HONOR, SAVE AROUND HERE. If William Faulkner looked out the window on this cloudy day he would see the still and always green magnolia leaves still and always sad still and always there still and always reminding remanding back still and always back in the sunless indolent superheated moment between a dark brooding now the even darker starker truth of then and the oppressive promise hanging in the coming storm of repeating the moment still and always the same.
41. Numerous Issues Drive Early Voting
- Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Republicans have the suburban ballot questions on municipal school districts. Democrats have outrage over the voter photo ID state law.
Together the two factors could have more to do with voter turnout in the Aug. 2 elections than any of the candidates on the ballot.
42. Pera Shows Track Record Of Early Faith
- Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Editor’s Note: This is the second in a three-part series looking at Robert Pera, the potential new owner of the Memphis Grizzlies.
43. High Court Rejects Part of Arizona Immigration Law
- Tuesday, June 26, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court threw out key provisions of Arizona's crackdown on illegal immigrants Monday but said a much-debated portion could go forward – that police must check the status of people stopped for various reasons who might appear to be in the U.S. illegally.
44. Colliers Duo Has Stellar Start to ’12
- Friday, June 01, 2012
Colliers International’s industrial team of Andy Cates and Preston Thomas has closed on 34 transactions (sales and leases) to date in 2012. Here’s a rundown of some of the team’s most recent industrial transactions:
45. Granting Wishes
- Monday, May 28, 2012
Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-South plans to grant 220 wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions this year.
On Thursday, May 24, the Memphis Area Association of Realtors Commercial Council was able to witness one of those wishes being granted firsthand at Windyke Country Club, as well as donate enough funds to share the power of three additional wishes.
46. New School System Faces $89M Shortfall
- Monday, May 28, 2012
The gap between expenses and revenues for a countywide school system that debuts in August 2013 is estimated at $89 million by the group that is planning what the school system will look like and how it will operate.
- Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Kiwanis Club of Memphis will meet Wednesday, May 16, from noon to 1 p.m. at The Peabody hotel, 149 Union Ave. Rabbi Micah Greenstein of Temple Israel will speak. Cost for lunch is $25 for nonmembers.
48. Gripping Tales Of True Crime
- Thursday, April 19, 2012
During the past 16 months, NPR has featured a couple of creative police-blotter writers in stories filed by Don Gorenstein and Alexandria Gutierrez.
In January 2011, Gorenstein reported on John Nolan, editor of the Rochester (N.H.) Times, who writes up the local police’s doings, and is known to inject puns and rhyme into his work. For example:
49. Many Questions Raised Before Going Public
- Monday, April 16, 2012
As Facebook prepares for its multibillion-dollar initial public offering (IPO) next month, it sheds light on how companies – including local ones – decide whether to go public or not.
Memphis-based pharmaceutical company GTx Inc. went public in 2004 and local paper producer Verso Paper Corp. held its IPO in 2008, but the overall number of publicly traded companies both locally and nationally has dropped over the past two decades.
50. Redbirds Reconnection
- Monday, April 16, 2012
One of baseball’s enduring maxims is that anytime you go to a game you’ve got a chance to see something you’ve never seen before.
Apparently, this now applies off the field too, because a few weeks ago a group that included Magic Johnson as the front man paid $2.15 billion to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers from financially troubled owner Frank McCourt.
51. Memphis Ranks Third for Most Hiring in 2011
- Tuesday, April 03, 2012
Memphis has been ranked third for most hiring in 2011 among the 50 largest metropolitan statistical areas in the U.S., according to a Gallup Job Creation Index released late last week.
Memphis employers increased hiring by 38 percent last year. Other metro areas to report the most hiring include San Antonio and Houston.
52. AIA Honors Industry’s Local Activity
- Tuesday, April 03, 2012
Despite hard times, there has been a whirlwind of activity in Memphis’ design community over the past year.
That’s the message Josh Flowers, general counsel at Hnedak Bobo Group Inc. and president of the Memphis Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, gave Saturday, March 31, at the annual Celebration of Architecture Gala and 2012 Design Awards at Circuit Playhouse, 66 S. Cooper St.
53. Office Market Outlook Tied to Small Biz Expansion
- Monday, April 02, 2012
Companies seeking larger blocks of office space are staying on the sidelines for the most part so far this year because of diminishing inventory in the area’s hottest submarkets of East Memphis, the Tenn. 385 corridor and Downtown.
54. GUMC, School Unite for ThinkShow Production
- Friday, March 02, 2012
The audience for Caldwell-Guthrie Elementary School’s production of “Treemonisha,” an adaptation of a musical written by African-American ragtime composer Scott Joplin, included a few guests that surprised and delighted the children performing.
55. Obama's New Budget: Higher Taxes for the Wealthy
- Tuesday, February 14, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama unveiled a $3.8 trillion spending plan on Monday that seeks to achieve $4 trillion in deficit reduction over the next decade but does little to restrain growth in the government's huge health benefit programs, a major cause of future deficits.
56. Grinding it Out
- Monday, February 06, 2012
After most recessions, real estate bounces back.
But the Great Recession has been notably different – long, deep and very prolonged.
That’s the message Dr. John Gnuschke, director of the Sparks Bureau of Business and Economic Research and co-director of the Center for Real Estate at the University of Memphis, delivered in December at the Urban Land Institute’s Real Estate Outlook for the Mid-South.
57. Sprouting Up
- Thursday, January 26, 2012
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.
58. After Protest, Congress Puts Off Movie Piracy Bill
- Monday, January 23, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Caving to a massive campaign by Internet services and their millions of users, Congress indefinitely postponed legislation Friday to stop online piracy of movies and music costing U.S. companies billions of dollars every year. Critics said the bills would result in censorship and stifle Internet innovation.
59. New Dishes
- Thursday, December 29, 2011
Memphis’ eyes were bigger than its stomach in 2011, but in a good way.
Some local restaurateurs launched completely new concepts; others entered new submarkets with additional stores. Even a handful of national retailers entered the Memphis market after having locations elsewhere in Tennessee for years.
60. Prolonged Recession
- Monday, December 26, 2011
In the words of Phil Woodard, an owner of multiple residential and commercial properties in Downtown Memphis, breaking even is the new profit.
Or as national real estate expert Jonathan Miller said earlier this month at the Urban Land Institute’s Real Estate Outlook for the Mid-South, “We cannot expect to make money the way we did a few years ago.”
61. Less-Than-Angelic Christmas Programs
- Thursday, December 22, 2011
Again it is the time of year that reminds me of Christmas programs. Such as the one recounted by John Irving in “A Prayer for Owen Meany.” The one directed annually by Rev. and Mrs. Wiggin. The one that made Owen mad because “the smaller children were disguised as turtledoves. The costumes were so absurd that no one knew what these children were supposed to be; they resembled science-fiction angels, spectacular life-forms from another galaxy, as if the Wiggins had decided that the Holy Nativity had been attended by beings from faraway planets.”
62. Obama Seeks to Leverage $1 Trillion Spending Bill
- Wednesday, December 14, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama's Democratic allies in the Senate are using a critical year-end spending bill as political leverage to try to force Republicans to negotiate bipartisan legislation to extend payroll tax cuts and unemployment benefits due to expire at the end of the year.
63. Calvary Series Ends With Christmas Pops Concert
- Wednesday, December 07, 2011
The Calvary & the Arts concert-and-lunch series wraps up this week with a show about the Christmas holiday celebrated in song as “the most wonderful time of the year.”
Attendees of Calvary’s Christmas Pops Concert Wednesday, Dec. 7, at Calvary Episcopal Church at 102 N. Second St. can expect to enjoy classic treats like “Sleigh Ride,” “Christmas Fantasy” and other well-loved symphonic works.
64. Calvary Series Welcomes Boychoir’s Angelic Voices
- Wednesday, November 30, 2011
After returning from a tour of the nation’s capital that included performances at the National Cathedral, Basilica of the Immaculate Shrine, and the Canadian and Singapore embassies, the Memphis Boychoir celebrates the holy season of Advent with a hometown performance at Calvary Episcopal Church.
65. Depot Biz Park Changes Direction
- Monday, November 28, 2011
From Army supply base to base of operations, the new owners of the Memphis Depot Business Park hope to position their revitalized 260-acre site in South Memphis on real estate brokers’ radar screen as a solution for industrial needs.
66. Cobb Brings Unique Sound to Calvary Series
- Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Joyce Cobb is a versatile singer and entertainer on the local music scene who knows how to deliver a memorable show.
67. Poll: Many Boomers Expect to Retire Where They Are
- Thursday, October 27, 2011
Editor's Note: The latest installment in a joint AP-APME project examining the aging of the baby boomers and the impact that this so-called silver tsunami will have on the communities in which they live.
68. Christie Medical Announces VeinViewer Study Results
- Monday, October 17, 2011
Memphis-based Christie Medical Holdings Inc. recently announced results from its study on the VeinViewer Vision device’s TrueView imaging.
- Tuesday, October 11, 2011
The National Association of Women Business Owners will meet Tuesday, Oct. 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at The Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave. Seating is limited. Cost is $25. Lenny’s franchise owner Edith Kelly-Green is speaking on “The Secret of My Success.” For more information or to register, visit nawbomemphis1011.eventbrite.com.
- Monday, October 10, 2011
The Third Annual Coach Pastner Golf Classic will be held Monday, Oct. 10, at Ridgeway Country Club, 9800 Poplar Ave. The morning start is 8 a.m. and the afternoon start is 1:30 p.m. Foursomes are $1,000 and individual players are $250. For more information or to register, visit www.memphisrebounders.com.
71. Schools Get Fresh Start With New Board
- Monday, October 03, 2011
The separate Memphis City Schools and Shelby County Schools boards are no more when the end of September rolls over into October.
And the 23 members of the countywide Shelby County Schools board take the oath of office Monday, Oct. 3 at the MCS auditorium.
72. Feds Still Mum on Reason for Gibson Raids
- Thursday, September 22, 2011
Federal officials have shed a little light on last month’s raid of Gibson Guitar Corp. facilities in Memphis and Nashville – but not too much.
73. Vote for Me
- Monday, September 12, 2011
Four years after the biggest turnover on the Memphis City Council, the Oct. 6 city elections could see the biggest return of incumbents ever on the council. Early voting begins Friday, Sept. 16.
Twelve of the 13 incumbents are seeking re-election. It would have been 13 had Barbara Swearengen Ware not taken a plea deal on an official misconduct charge.
74. Shocker: Power Demand From US Homes is Falling
- Thursday, September 08, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – American homes are more cluttered than ever with devices, and they all need power: Cellphones and iPads that have to be charged, DVRs that run all hours, TVs that light up in high definition.
75. Driving the Economy
- Wednesday, September 07, 2011
It doesn’t take much to figure out why a stock like AutoZone’s remains a favorite among investors.
There are about 240 million cars on the road in the U.S. right now, according to Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc. specialty retail analyst John R. Lawrence. Meanwhile, the average age of those cars has pushed past the decade mark.
76. Outflix Brings GLBT Issues to Screen
- Tuesday, September 06, 2011
Now in its 14th year, the Outflix Film Festival, which features gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender films from around the world, suddenly finds itself in an unusual position – the mainstream.
Persistence pays off as award-winning Indie films include Memphis in their circuits, Sept. 9 through 15.
77. Liberty Drops Barnes & Noble Bid, Plans to Invest $204M
- Monday, August 22, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Barnes & Noble Inc. said Thursday that Liberty Media, the conglomerate controlled by John Malone, has dropped its $1 billion bid to buy the bookseller and instead will invest $204 million in the company.
78. Back to School
- Monday, August 08, 2011
Back-to-school shoppers will spend about the same dollar amount this year as last year, but they plan to wait until the 11th hour to do it.
Families with children in grades K-12 will spend this year an average of $603.63 on apparel, school supplies and electronics, according to the National Retail Federation’s 2011 Back-to-School survey. That’s within just a few dollars of last year’s $606.40 average.
79. New Eateries Coming to Midtown
- Friday, July 15, 2011
Midtown has a reputation for one of Memphis’ most eclectic areas, adorned with vintage houses, international cuisine and funky entertainment venues.
In the coming weeks, it will broaden its portfolio even more with three Memphis eateries: Gigi’s Cupcakes, The Slider Inn and a yet-to-be named concept in Cooper-Young.
80. Hurry, Put Feet on the Street
- Monday, July 11, 2011
As a rookie sales rep for IBM, a company known to sell a ton of business, I recall a learning experience doled out by my manager about qualifying potential new sales reps. I was in his office, and a call came inquiring about openings for a sales rep. “We do not have any openings,” was his response. The caller hung up. But just that week our branch manager said he wanted to hire a few reps and to recommend anyone that may be promising.
81. Brooks Unveils Impressionist Revolution
- Monday, July 11, 2011
Revolution is the subject of an expansive new exhibition at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, but there’s not a battle scene in site.
“Monet to Cézanne/Cassatt to Sargent: The Impressionist Revolution” will survey the works of some 40 painters, both French and American, who defied the conventions of their time and led art into a new era.
82. Supreme Court Overturns Ban on Video Game Sales to Kids
- Tuesday, June 28, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court ruled Monday that it is unconstitutional to bar children from buying or renting violent video games, saying government doesn't have the authority to "restrict the ideas to which children may be exposed" despite complaints that the popular and fast-changing technology allows the young to simulate acts of brutality.
83. Q3 Profit, Sales Up for AutoZone
- Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Memphis-based auto parts retailer AutoZone Inc. turned in a strong fiscal third quarter, despite concerns about whether higher gas prices and bad weather in parts of the country would lead customers to drive their cars less – and thus need to swap out parts less often.
84. Marcus and Davy
- Friday, May 13, 2011
Kings of this wild frontier. Marcus Winchester was the son of one of our founders, and he was our city’s first mayor, first postmaster and the proprietor of our very first store. He was also the agent for something called the Rice Tract, two adjoining 5,000-acre parcels on the Fourth Chickasaw Bluff acquired by Andy Jackson, John Overton and the Winchester family. That land would become Memphis, a city laid out by Jackson, Overton and General James Winchester in 1819 as a business venture.
85. Proposed Federal Aid Cuts Threaten Rural Airports
- Thursday, May 12, 2011
IRONWOOD, Mich. (AP) – A couple of times a month, Dr. Walter Beusse drives from his suburban Chicago home to Milwaukee, where he catches a flight north to Ironwood in Michigan's remote Upper Peninsula to work in a hospital emergency room.
86. ‘Homage’ to Musical Greats on Display
- Friday, April 29, 2011
After the echoes of this weekend’s Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival fade away, the images of some of its top 2011 performers will remain in a Downtown gallery.
“Homage,” a photographic exhibition by Leon Morris, reveals the passion of musicians like Betty Lavette, Jerry Lee Lewis and Magic Slim in the process of creating their art.
- Monday, April 25, 2011
During the day it houses some of the city’s best and brightest bankers and lawyers. But at night, its illumination continues, bearing the message “Go Grizz.” The First Tennessee Bank Building at 165 Madison Ave. is taking advantage of being the city’s sixth-tallest skyscraper to support the Memphis Grizzlies and their playoff run.
88. Newcomers Highlight BSMF Lineup
- Friday, April 22, 2011
Memphis in May’s salute to Belgium will once again kick off with headline musical acts from across the country, singing on the river, in the sometimes muddy Tom Lee Park.
89. Medical Breakthrough
- Thursday, April 14, 2011
The fourth and final in a series about how the iPad is revolutionizing local business.
As the health care industry inches closer to the full implementation of electronic health records – making paper charts a relic of the past – providers continue to examine the most efficient, patient-friendly ways to bring that high-tech goal to fruition.
90. Front and Center
- Monday, April 11, 2011
Hundreds of aviation leaders from around the globe will descend on Memphis this week for the annual Airport Cities World Conference & Exhibition.
The three-day event gives Memphis a platform to tout its aerotropolis initiative – the promotion of the city’s economy centered on the airport, other transportation assets and their connectivity.
91. Charlie Vergos’ Rendezvous Officially Goes ‘Green’
- Wednesday, April 06, 2011
Project Green Fork has officially certified Charlie Vergos’ Rendezvous as environmentally sustainable.
To be certified sustainable by Project Green Fork, the restaurant must incorporate the following steps into their daily operations: have sustainable products in place, set up a recycling program, compost kitchen waste, replace toxic cleaners with non-toxic cleaners, complete a Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division audit, take necessary steps to reduce energy and water consumption, and demonstrate steps to prevent pollution.
92. Glencore Grain Buys Mendenhall Warehouse
- Tuesday, April 05, 2011
4834 S. Mendenhall Road
Memphis, TN 38118
Sale Amount: $6 Million
Sale Date: March 25, 2011
Buyer: Glencore Grain USA LLC
Seller: ProLogis NA2 Tennessee LLC
93. Batter Up
- Monday, April 04, 2011
Opening Day is right around the corner for the Memphis Redbirds, who will open the 2011 campaign with improvements to both its ballpark and its financial outlook.
The Redbirds, the minor league Triple-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals, on Thursday begin their 14th season in Memphis and 12th at AutoZone Park following the move from Tim McCarver Stadium in 2000.
94. E. Raines Truck Terminal Sells for $1.4 Million
- Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Martin A. Grusin, trustee of the John T. Ennis Jr. APT Trust and trustee of the W. Nathan Ennis APT Trust has bought a truck terminal at 4100 E. Raines Road from Milan Express Co. Inc. for $1.4 million. The purchase was financed with a $1.4 million loan through First Capital Bank.
95. Gaining Momentum
- Monday, March 07, 2011
The office leasing market in Memphis is gaining momentum in the first few months of this year, following a slow but steady 2010.
Last year, smaller users kept the market afloat. But in the past month, an influx of interest from large users has been a welcome – and pleasant – surprise for the market.
96. Democrats Push Aviation Bill as Jobs Program
- Tuesday, February 01, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Democratic leaders say they will bring an aviation bill that includes $8 billion for airport construction to the Senate floor this week, pitching it as a jobs measure.
97. Lawsuit Filed as Norris Submits Legislation in Schools Standoff
- Thursday, January 13, 2011
The Memphis City Schools (MCS) charter surrender controversy is in the courts.
The group Citizens for Better Education and two citizens filed suit in Chancery Court Wednesday afternoon seeking a court order directing the Shelby County Election Commission to put a charter surrender referendum on the ballot and set a date for the election.
98. Renowned for Italian Cuisine, Grisantis Also Cook Up Conflict
- Monday, December 13, 2010
Today’s column was supposed to be an interview with Judd Grisanti and his father, Ronnie, but when I arrived at Judd Grisanti’s Trattoria for a 2:30 appointment, I was informed that he had departed. He never returned. What transpired was a frank interview with Ronnie Grisanti that sheds light on family conflicts going back two generations.
99. Council Moves To Set Up School System Summit
- Wednesday, December 08, 2010
Memphis city council members are setting up a summit meeting to talk about the political standoff between the county’s two public school systems.
Council members approved a resolution Tuesday calling for a meeting of the two school boards, the council, the Shelby County Commission, both mayors and Shelby County legislators to Nashville.
100. Council to Hear Latest MCS Payment Pitch
- Tuesday, December 07, 2010
At the next-to-last meeting of the year, Memphis City Council members take up some complex financial and political matters.
For now they are discussing matters during committee sessions Tuesday that precede the main council session at 3:30 p.m. at City Hall, 125 N. Main St. An agenda is on page 10.