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1. Former IRS Chief: Can't Say How Targeting Happened
- Wednesday, May 22, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The man who led the Internal Revenue Service when it was giving extra scrutiny to tea party and other conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status told Congress on Tuesday that he knew little about what was happening while he was still commissioner.
2. Chamber Prepares to Celebrate 175 Years
- Monday, April 08, 2013
Despite arriving this year at the ripe old age of 175, the Greater Memphis Chamber still has a spring in its step.
When the chamber blows out the candles, so to speak, during its milestone bash Friday, April 12, at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, the event will underscore the organization’s storied history, which predates the Civil War. This year also sees the continuation of the chamber’s push to be more of a civic force in the community, helping to bring together government and private businesses.
3. Restored Video Shows James Earl Ray in Memphis
- Thursday, April 04, 2013
MEMPHIS (AP) – Newly-restored videotapes showing James Earl Ray's return to Memphis to face trial for the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. have been released on the 45th anniversary of the civil rights leader's death.
- Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The University of Memphis School of Public Health will host Dr. John Dreyzehner, Tennessee Commissioner of Health, for “Public Health is Everybody’s Business” Tuesday, Jan. 15, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the FedEx Institute of Technology fishbowl room 203, 365 Innovation Drive. Visit memphis.edu/sph for details.
5. Debt Drama
- Tuesday, January 15, 2013
One of the common refrains among money managers and economists in Memphis is that the nation’s political leaders spend too much time wrestling with crises and not enough actually solving problems.
Case in point: in a few weeks, the federal government will have reached the limit of its authorized borrowing capacity, the so-called “debt ceiling.” In truth, that moment already has come, but the U.S. Treasury Department has some procedural room to maneuver to keep things going for a few more weeks.
- Monday, January 14, 2013
The Memphis Chapter International Association of Administrative Professionals will meet Monday, Jan. 14, at 6 p.m. at Memphis Marriott East, 5795 Poplar Ave. Pamela D. Pitts, financial adviser with Waddell & Reed Inc., will discuss financial planning and investments. Cost is $22. R.S.V.P. to Sharon Gardner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 752-6213.
7. McLain Joins Counterpart in Copywriting Role
- Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Rebekah McLain has joined Counterpart Communication Design as copywriter. In her new role, McLain will write copy for print and websites, with areas of expertise including higher education, security and disability law, neuropsychology and hospitality.
8. School Board Divisions Resurface
- Thursday, December 20, 2012
Countywide school board members already had a lot on their agenda Tuesday, Dec. 18, when they were surprised by an internal ethics investigation.
Near the beginning of this week’s meeting, school board member Martavius Jones offered a resolution calling on board member David Pickler to resign over money put aside by school districts under the Tennessee School Boards Association to cover the liability of other post-employment benefits (OPEB).
9. Local Students Give Back With Literacy Program
- Friday, December 14, 2012
A lot of people have good ideas that could change the world, or at a little piece of it. But often those ideas never quite turn into action.
Two Memphis University School seniors – basketball player Jonathan Wilfong and football player and wrestler Andrew Renshaw – had just such a good idea. Inspired by “Caddy for a Cure,” in which an individual makes a donation to a charity and in turn gets to caddy for a PGA golfer, they created “Coaching for Literacy – The Assistant Coach Program for Promoting Literacy.”
10. Michigan House Approves Right-to-Work Limiting Unions
- Wednesday, December 12, 2012
LANSING, Mich. (AP) – The Michigan House approved the first of two right-to-work bills Tuesday that would weaken union power in the historical labor stronghold as hundreds of protesters rallied at the Capitol.
11. Things That Matter
- Monday, November 26, 2012
This morning I read in the news that John Gagliardi, the somewhat maverick coach of the St. John’s “Johnnies” Division III football team, is retiring after 64 years of coaching. In addition to holding the record for coaching longevity, there is one more little thing about Gagliardi that is worth noting. Let’s talk a little about football history.
12. Serving Memphis
- Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The hospitality industry is the nation’s largest private sector employer, yet many in its workforce do not have access to affordable and consistent health care, education opportunities or financial mentoring.
13. IP Looks to Future Following Temple-Inland Acquisition
- Wednesday, September 19, 2012
When International Paper Co. moved its headquarters to Memphis in 1987 it was an economic development milestone for Shelby County.
14. Cherry Back to Roots at Dunavant Enterprises
- Thursday, September 06, 2012
Russel Cherry, longtime general counsel at Dunavant Enterprises Inc., grew up in a family that raised sporting dogs and had originally planned to be a veterinarian.
15. 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.
16. Literacy Mid-South’s Dean Appointed to State Coalition
- Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Kevin Dean, executive director of Literacy Mid-South, has been appointed to the Tennessee Literacy Coalition’s board of directors. The board unanimously approved Dean’s nomination, and he will serve as a representative from West Tennessee for three years.
17. 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.
18. Nothing Wrong With Occasional Flip-Flopping
- Monday, June 25, 2012
So, I heard today that John Kerry is going to play the role of Mitt Romney in President Barack Obama’s debate preparation sessions. Hearing this made me think of an article I read years ago titled “The Dog Handler” published in Time Magazine.
19. Trial, Error Led Local Writer to Gray Man Series
- Friday, June 15, 2012
In the modern American thriller, the good guys don’t come much tougher than Court Gentry.
He is an ex-CIA super spy forced to elude waves of hit teams, survive a shoot-on-sight sanction from the CIA and tussle with crime bosses, drug lords and plenty of other baddies thanks to the hyper-kinetic imagination of Memphis writer Mark Greaney.
20. Hunter Brings Unique Teaching Methods To The Martin Institute Conference
- Friday, June 15, 2012
John Hunter teaches only two days a week. That’s because the fourth-grade teacher from Charlottesville, Va., is now on the road a lot. He and his World Peace Game that teaches critical thinking skills and collaboration are the subject of a 2010 movie documentary that has garnered a lot of attention.
21. 150 Years Later: City’s Role Remembered
- Friday, June 08, 2012
The 150th anniversary of the Civil War arrived in Memphis this week with plans to return cannons to Confederate Park and lots of contemporary views about the battle of Memphis in which no cannons were fired from land.
22. Executive Coach Burtch Earns Int’l Designation
- Wednesday, June 06, 2012
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.
23. Semmes-Murphey Turns 100, Looks to Next Century of Care
- Monday, June 04, 2012
Semmes-Murphey Neurologic and Spine Institute this year celebrates a century of improving the quality of care for patients with neurological and spine disorders.
The Memphis-based institute, which today employs about 275 people – including about 40 doctors – was founded in 1912 by Dr. Eustace Semmes and Dr. Francis Murphey.
24. McFarland Named VP At Visible Music College
- Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Christy McFarland has been named the vice president of business at Visible Music College. Previously the director of marketing, McFarland will now oversee VMC’s marketing/public relations, business and operational functions.
25. Harris Named Payroll Specialist At New Patrick Payroll Div.
- Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Tammy Harris has been named the payroll specialist at Patrick Payroll, a newly branded division of the certified public accounting firm Patrick Accounting and Tax Services PLLC. Patrick Payroll is housed in Patrick Accounting’s office in Germantown.
26. Garrett to Head Adult Programs At Literacy Mid-South
- Wednesday, May 02, 2012
Alfred Garrett has been promoted to director of adult programs at Literacy Mid-South. Previously the adult programs manager, Garrett’s new role will include establishing and maintaining program delivery policies, evaluating effectiveness and measuring outcomes for the nonprofit organization’s adult programs.
27. RSVP Now for Nonprofit Conference
- Friday, April 27, 2012
Nonprofits are one way we come together to advocate for what we believe in, to provide services, to educate, to heal, inspire and enjoy the arts. To name just a few. At the heart is community, and with that comes communication.
28. White Joins BankTennessee As Mortgage Specialist
- Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Judy Sulton White has joined BankTennessee as a mortgage loan specialist. White has worked in the mortgage industry for 30 years and will focus on new-home financing options, mortgage refinances and custom construction loans.
29. Cook Named Director At Memphis Farmers Mkt.
- Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Allison Cook has been named market director at Memphis Farmers Market. Cook brings her marketing and business management experience to the position, and also has volunteered at the market and its Harvest Celebration fundraisers for three years.
30. Bryant Gets Bill Allowing Private Pay to MDA Chief
- Friday, April 13, 2012
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Private donors could again boost the salary of Mississippi's state economic development director, under a plan that House members sent Wednesday to Gov. Phil Bryant.
31. Burton Promoted to PR Manager at inferno
- Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Ashley Burton has been promoted to public relations manager at inferno. Burton joined the agency in 2005 and most recently served as a public relations account executive.
32. Justices Ready to Move to Heart of Health Case
- Tuesday, March 27, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court plunged into debate Monday on the fate of the Obama administration's overhaul of the nation's health care system, and the justices gave every indication they will not allow an obscure tax law to derail the case.
33. Court Rules on Sick Leave
- Wednesday, March 21, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that states cannot be sued under the Family and Medical Leave Act for refusing to give an employee time off to recover from an illness. One justice said the decision "dilutes the force" of the law that allows millions of working Americans time off to care for sick family members or to have children.
34. State Senate Passes Evolution Bill 24-8
- Tuesday, March 20, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) – The Senate sponsor of a proposal that would protect teachers who allow students to criticize scientific theories like evolution says the legislation is necessary to help teachers know how to respond to questions about such subjects.
35. Worldly View
- Monday, March 12, 2012
Ron Paul would feel right at home in the Economic Club of Memphis audience next week.
Duke University professor Bruce Caldwell will speak to the club Thursday, March 15, to make a presentation titled “Some (mostly) Austrian insights for these trying times.” That’s Austrian, as in the Austrian school of economic thought represented by a particular brand of deficit hawkishness, bailout-ballyhooing and bristling against big government that Paul the perennial Republican presidential candidate loudly champions.
36. Pruitt Keeps Centre Group Running Smoothly
- Wednesday, March 07, 2012
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.
37. Chamberlain Joins MBI
- Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Jessica Chamberlain has joined MBI as a workspace consultant.
Hometown: Arlington, Tenn.
38. Tenn.'s 'Don't Say Gay' Bill Advances in House
- Friday, February 17, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) – A proposal that seeks to ban Tennessee public schools from teaching about gay issues advanced in the House on Wednesday despite opponents who say the measure could be harmful to gays.
39. Haslam Seeks Merger of 6 Environmental Panels
- Tuesday, February 07, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam's first effort to reduce state boards will merge six panels with significant environmental duties into three, affecting one with regulatory power over gas stations, including the family's Pilot Travel Centers.
40. Obama Uses Tax Proposals for His Political Message
- Tuesday, January 31, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Aiming tax increases at millionaires and companies that ship jobs abroad may help frame the fairness theme of President Barack Obama's re-election campaign, but it's a plan that stands virtually no chance of passing Congress.
41. Nichols Joins Spirco As Engineering Mgr.
- Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Matthew Nichols has joined Spirco Manufacturing as engineering manager.
Hometown: I currently live in Olive Branch. My hometown is Thaxton, Miss.
42. Binkley Promoted to VP at Boyle
- Wednesday, January 04, 2012
Les Binkley has been promoted to vice president at Boyle Investment Co.
43. Tax Cut Lives: Congress Gives Last-Minute Approval
- Monday, December 26, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – After weeks of bickering and doubt, Congress delivered a last-minute holiday tax cut extension to 160 million workers Friday along with further unemployment benefits for millions laid off in the nation's fierce recession and weak economic recovery. It was a convincing victory for President Barack Obama, a humbling retreat for House Republicans.
44. Pinnacle Facing Strong Headwinds
- Friday, December 16, 2011
It’s been a rough week for Memphis-based Pinnacle Airlines Corp. The regional air carrier – in an age of capacity cuts by major airlines targeting regional carriers – saw its common shares drop to $1.02 per common share Tuesday at the end of the trading day. The stock closed Wednesday at $1.18, but was back down to $1.05 at close Thursday.
45. Ex-Exec Gets 9 Months for Fatal Bone Cement Trial
- Tuesday, November 22, 2011
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The pursuit of profits blinded a medical company's president to the "the sanctity of human life," a federal judge said Monday in sentencing him to prison for nine months for unapproved medical tests that left three patients dead.
46. Peppers Joins Lifeblood To Grow Donor Base
- Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Jeanie Peppers has joined Lifeblood as senior donor relations account manager.
Hometown: Drummonds, Tenn.
47. Memphian Cobb Joins MIFA As Meals on Wheels Director
- Wednesday, November 02, 2011
Trentwood Cobb has joined Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association as director of MIFA Meals on Wheels, which provides hot meals to senior citizens in the greater Memphis area.
48. U of M Writers Series Hosts Author Mason
- Friday, October 21, 2011
Award-winning author Bobbie Ann Mason will host two events for the River City Writers Series at the University of Memphis Tuesday, Oct. 25, and Wednesday, Oct. 26.
49. 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.
50. Recorded History
- Monday, October 17, 2011
It began as a handwritten single piece of paper hand-delivered to 25 people in what was once the city of Memphis.
It was 125 years ago that the publication now called The Daily News was founded.
51. Jackson Joins Devcon Security as GM
- Wednesday, October 05, 2011
Eric Jackson has joined Devcon Security as general manager of the company’s Memphis branch. Jackson’s primary focus will be hiring and training sales people and technicians, as well as building daily branch operations and acting as the brand ambassador to building partnerships in the community.
52. Legislation Could Further Expand Facebook Sharing
- Thursday, September 29, 2011
Legislation is awaiting a vote in the U.S. House Judiciary Committee – of which U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Memphis, is a member – that would enable even more sharing of consumer information on Facebook.
53. Supermarkets Start Bagging Self-Serve Checkouts
- Tuesday, September 27, 2011
MANCHESTER, Conn. (AP) – When Keith Wearne goes grocery shopping, checking out with a cashier is worth the few extra moments, rather than risking that a self-serve machine might go awry and delay him even more.
54. Obama Would Hike Taxes to Pay for his Jobs Bill
- Tuesday, September 13, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – In a sharp challenge to the GOP, President Barack Obama proposed paying for his costly new jobs plan Monday with tax hikes that Republicans have already rejected, and he accused them of political motives if they still refuse to go along.
55. Have ‘Mondegreens’ Had Their Day?
- Thursday, September 01, 2011
The word “Mondegreen” made it into the dictionary in 2000, 46 years after it was coined. I guess I haven’t written about it since before that time.
The word was come up with by American writer Sylvia Wright, in a 1954 essay in Harper’s. As a youth, Wright heard her mother read from “The Bonny Earl o’ Moray”: “They hae slain the Earl o’ Moray/ And laid him on the green.”
56. Shelby County School Board Meets Wed. On Schools Case
- Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Shelby County school board members meet Wed., Aug. 10 at 3 p.m. in special session to weigh their next move now that a federal judge has ruled in the schools consolidation lawsuit.
The meeting comes two days before all sides in the lawsuit are to submit their proposals for a new countywide school board that would play a pivotal role in a transition to consolidating Shelby County's two public school systems by Aug. 2013.
57. John Green & Co. Finds Success In Community Involvement
- Monday, August 08, 2011
Scattered throughout various front yards in the Collierville area are small green signs that read “John Green & Co. Realtors, On the Historic Town Square.”
58. Would I Lay to You?
- Thursday, August 04, 2011
One of Richard Lederer’s books is “Sleeping Dogs Don’t Lay (and that’s no lie).” Subtitled “Practical advice for the grammatically challenged,” it’s a good book to keep handy.
59. Hansen Promoted to Store Manager at Macy’s
- Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Greg Hansen has been promoted to vice president/store manager at Macy’s Oak Court.
Hometown: Lynbrook, N.Y.
60. Temple-Inland Rejects IP Bid
- Tuesday, July 19, 2011
The attempt by Memphis-based International Paper Co. to takeover Temple-Inland Inc. was rebuffed Monday, July 18, by the board of the Austin, Texas-based company.
61. Obama Takes on 'Tweeters' in Twitter Town Hall
- Thursday, July 07, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama kicked off his first Twitter town hall with – what else? – a tweet.
Using a laptop set up on a lectern in the East Room of the White House, Obama typed this message: "In order to reduce the deficit, what costs would you cut and what investments would you keep?"
62. 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.
63. Morgan Keegan Settles Fraud Claim, Sale Possible
- Thursday, June 23, 2011
Regulators have announced a roughly $200 million settlement with Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc. in a fraud case several agencies brought against the firm last year.
64. Morgan Keegan Settles Fraud Claim, Sale Possible
- Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Regulators have announced a roughly $200 million settlement with Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc. in a fraud case several agencies brought against the firm last year.
65. Barnes & Noble Q4 Loss Larger Than Expected
- Wednesday, June 22, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Barnes & Noble reported a larger fourth-quarter loss than analysts expected Tuesday as the bookseller continues to invest in its e-book reader Nook and as liquidation sales by rival Borders hurt its revenue.
66. Role of Restaurant Critic: Helpful Public Servant or ‘Ignoramus with iPhone’?
- Monday, June 20, 2011
Your new restaurant has been open for a few weeks. The kitchen and front-of-house staffs are working in sweet sync. Patrons react favorably to food, service and atmosphere. There’s a sense of anticipation in the dining room, and you’re taking reservations a month out. You seem to be heading toward a great success story.
67. Chancellor: Tuition Jump Could be 9.5 Percent
- Thursday, June 09, 2011
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) – Students attending Tennessee colleges and universities could see a tuition increase of 9.5 percent or more this fall, the chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents said Wednesday.
68. Tenn. Senate OKs Ban on Teaching of Homosexuality
- Monday, May 23, 2011
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — State law would forbid Tennessee public school teachers and students in grades kindergarten through eight from discussing the fact that some people are gay, under legislation that passed Friday in the state Senate.
69. House Votes to Set Later Start Date for Schools
- Wednesday, May 18, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – The House has passed a bill to require that the school year could no longer start before the fourth Monday in August, but not before lawmakers adopted changes to exempt dozens of counties.
70. Davidson Hired as Manager of Habitat ReStore
- Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Joseph Yates Davidson has been hired as the manager of the new Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 7130 Winchester Road.
71. Opening of Floodgates Empties Many Cajun Towns
- Tuesday, May 17, 2011
BUTTE LAROSE, La. (AP) – Cajun-country towns in the path of Mississippi River floodwaters were all but deserted Monday as residents heeded warnings to seek higher ground after a major floodgate was opened for the first time in four decades.
72. 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.
73. GOP Seeks Leverage in Talks Over Debt Ceiling Hike
- Thursday, May 12, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – It was a tough-talking House Speaker John Boehner who warned Wall Street this week that Congress won't raise the government's debt ceiling without massive spending cuts that most Democrats oppose.
74. Coast Guard Closes Stretch of Mississippi
- Monday, May 09, 2011
MEMPHIS (AP) – The Coast Guard closed a section of the swollen Mississippi to barge traffic to protect a Missouri town from floodwaters Friday as police in Memphis went door to door urging residents to leave nearly 1,000 homes that could be swamped by the mighty river.
75. Bryant Joins RedRover
- Wednesday, May 04, 2011
Sarah Bryant has joined RedRover Sales & Marketing as a marketing account executive. She previously worked for the Atlanta Falcons.
76. Letter to the Editor: Headline Unfairly Mischaracterizes Case
- Thursday, April 28, 2011
I am writing this letter on behalf of the Memphis Bar Association to correct what we believe to be a misperception created by the headline, “Six-Year Divorce Case Picture of Judicial Ineptness.”
77. Perl: Collaboration is Key for Memphis to Remain Competitive
- Thursday, April 28, 2011
The realities of business are undoubtedly changing.
John Kasarda, the University of North Carolina professor who coined the term “aerotropolis,” recently said that individual companies no longer compete – supply chains do. He also said the three rules of real estate have changed from location, location, location to accessibility, accessibility, accessibility. And there’s a new metric, he said. It’s no longer space, it’s time and cost.
78. Rogers Named Director Of Germantown Athletic Club
- Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Phil Rogers has joined Germantown Athletic Club as director. Rogers will oversee all daily operations of the club.
Hometown: West Danville, Vt.
Education: B.S. in Exercise Science, University of Mississippi
79. Gov't Orders Lenders to Reimburse Homeowners
- Thursday, April 14, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government on Wednesday ordered 16 of America's largest mortgage lenders and servicers to reimburse homeowners who were improperly foreclosed upon.
Government regulators also directed the financial firms to hire auditors to determine how many homeowners could have avoided foreclosure in 2009 and 2010.
80. FedEx's Smith, Delta's Anderson Tout Aviation Strength
- Tuesday, April 12, 2011
FedEx founder Frederick W. Smith told several hundred attendees of the Airport Cities World Conference & Exhibition held in Memphis this morning that the U.S. is a leader in aviation. But he said aviation “has reached a point where it is a bit taken for granted.”
81. Noffsinger Receives Leadership Award
- Wednesday, April 06, 2011
Mike Noffsinger, sales manager for the Memphis location of the RJ Young Co., has received the John T. Crunk Leadership Award, an honor given to an employee who exhibits outstanding leadership traits and performance during the year.
82. Presidential Birth Certificate Bill Fails in Tenn.
- Friday, April 01, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – A bill to require presidential candidates to prove they were born in the United States before being allowed on the Tennessee ballot has failed in a House subcommittee.
83. State Bill to Protect Critique of Scientific Theories
- Thursday, March 31, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – A proposal that protects teachers in Tennessee from being disciplined for allowing students to critique scientific theories – such as evolution – is headed for a full House vote.
84. Cash Gets Contract Extension From MCS Board
- Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Memphis City Schools superintendent Dr. Kriner Cash’s contract has been extended by the MCS board up to the Aug. 2013 transition date for schools consolidation.
The MCS board voted 7-0 for the contract extension which follows a similar decision by the Shelby County school board to extend the contract of county schools superintendent John Aitken.
85. Civil Rights Icon Lewis Honored by Tenn. Lawmakers
- Thursday, March 24, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – Members of the Tennessee General Assembly took time to honor civil rights icon John Lewis.
- Wednesday, March 23, 2011
The first in a series about how the iPad is revolutionizing local business.
It only weighs about a pound, it’s sleek and thin and, from a distance, could almost be mistaken for some kind of clipboard.
87. Court: No Personal Privacy for Business in FOIA
- Wednesday, March 02, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that corporations have no right of personal privacy to prevent the disclosure of documents under the federal Freedom of Information Act.
88. Social Security Agency Warns of Workers' Furloughs
- Monday, February 21, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Upping the ante in the budget faceoff, the Obama administration warned Friday that workers who distribute Social Security benefits might be furloughed if congressional Republicans force cuts in federal spending.
89. Letitia Robertson Joins BRIDGES
- Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Letitia Robertson has joined BRIDGES as vice president of Bridge Builders.
Education: BBA, University of Memphis; MBA, Webster University, St. Louis, Mo.
Work Experience: Vice President of Operations, Leadership Memphis; Director of Multicultural Marketing, ALSAC/St. Jude; Internet Content Manager, St. Jude; Program Coordinator, Junior Achievement, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Family: Husband, Roderick Robertson; three boys: Roderick Jr., 19, Terrence, 9, and Laurence, 4
Favorite quote: “A smile is the beginning of peace.” – Mother Teresa
Last book read: “Memphis and the Paradox of Place” by Dr. Wanda Rushing
Favorite music: Jazz
Favorite movie: “Shawshank Redemption”
Sports team: Dallas Cowboys – do or die!
Activities you enjoy outside of work: I enjoy riding my motorcycle with my husband every opportunity I get.
What talent do you wish you had? I have always wanted to be a contemporary dancer. Having two left feet makes it impossible.
Who has had the greatest influence on you? I have had two great mentors at critical times in my career path: Ruby Bright and Deidre Malone.
What drew you to BRIDGES? There is a quiet, youth-led social change movement occurring in Memphis and it begins at BRIDGES. Plans are under way to increase the number of youth served through Bridge Builders from 5,000 to 15,000 annually. I could not pass up the opportunity to work with young leaders who will be uniquely poised to help make our community better.
What will your role as VP of Bridge Builders entail? I will oversee the development and expansion of BRIDGES’ youth programming, thereby ensuring that more young people have access.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishment? To have played an integral role in helping Leadership Memphis expand and implement its community leadership program continuum has been a great highlight of my career.
90. Culture of Loyalty Breeds Success for Jack Morris Auto Glass
- Monday, February 14, 2011
In 1955, Jack Morris of Jack Morris Auto Glass went to work for his father-in-law, B.F. Howard.
At the time, a deal was proposed; if at the end of Morris’ first year, both men were happy working together, Morris would receive 50 percent of what was originally The Auto Glass Co., founded in 1951, along with the title of president.
91. Bradley Named Mid-South Super Lawyer
- Wednesday, February 09, 2011
J. Anthony Bradley has been named for the third consecutive year to the Mid-South Super Lawyers for estate planning and probate practice areas.
92. Use Puns, Name Change, Win Books
- Thursday, January 27, 2011
Words are the toys of a civilized world. Playing with them often results in good will and better friendships.
Consider, for instance, the pun, a tool no lawyer, or other problem-solver, should ever be without.
93. Obama Orders Review of Rules to Boost Economy
- Wednesday, January 19, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama, in another move to smooth frayed ties with corporate America, ordered a far-reaching review of federal regulations Tuesday with the goal of weeding out rules that hurt job growth and creation. Republicans and business groups welcomed the step but suggested he do even more.
94. 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.
95. Schlimmer Joins CBU
- Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Jim Schlimmer has joined Christian Brothers University as vice president of enrollment.
Hometown: High Point, N.C.
Education: Bachelor of arts degree, Luther College in Decorah, Iowa; Master of science in Education degree, Higher Education Administration, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Work Experience: Francis Marion University, director of admissions, 2008 to 2010; Louisburg College, vice president for enrollment, 2007 to 2008; Luther College, vice president for enrollment, 2006 to 2007; High Point University, dean of enrollment management, 1982 to 2006.
Family: Dr. Alexa Schlimmer, associate professor of fine arts, High Point University; Philip Schlimmer, son, second-year law student at Ohio Northern University; Kathryn Schlimmer, senior, Roanoke College, Salem, Va.
Last book read: “The World is Flat”
Favorite music: Rock ‘n’ roll
Sports team: Carolina Panthers
Activities you enjoy outside of work: I run a lawn service with our two children – A&J Lawn Service
What talent do you wish you had? I wish I could sing.
Who has had the greatest influence on you? Enrollment mentor John Klockentager
What drew you to CBU? The opportunity to be on an active enrollment management team. I was impressed with the commitments the school had made in the enrollment area. Most of all, I was pleased to return to a church-related university.
What will your role as vice president of enrollment management entail? I am responsible for leading enrollment management initiatives and overseeing the undergraduate enrollment office, the office of financial aid and the career services office.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments? Creating an atmosphere for successful recruitment at High Point University that also attracted students to on-campus living.
What do you most enjoy about your work? I enjoy the opportunity to set up enrollment systems that engage students with the university. I also enjoy monitoring the success of the admissions recruitment cycle from the initial contact to the student’s first day on campus.
96. Technological Tactics
- Wednesday, November 10, 2010
The sensory system that reports information to the brain center for the Memphis Police Department’s Blue CRUSH initiative is about to be upgraded with new tools.
The high-tech gadgetry includes fixed license plate readers on interstate highways, 1,500 tracking bracelets for repeat offenders out on bond and neighborhood surveillance devices that can pinpoint the location of gunshots.
97. Tennessee Native Earl Keister Joins Thompson & Co.
- Wednesday, November 03, 2010
Earl Keister has joined Thompson & Co. as creative director.
Education: University of Tennessee, Portfolio Center
Work Experience: Fifteen years in the advertising field. I’m like Johnny Cash: I’ve been everywhere.
98. Argo Joins Crews & Associates as Vice President
- Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Hayden C. Argo Jr. has joined Crews & Associates Inc. as vice president for the investment-banking firm in the Memphis market. Argo will conduct fixed income securities sales.
99. Foreclosure Freeze Could Undermine Housing Market
- Tuesday, October 12, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) – Karl Case, the co-creator of a widely watched housing market index, was upbeat three weeks ago. Mulling the economy while at a meeting at a resort near the Berkshires, Case thought the makings of a recovery were finally falling into place.
100. Goldin Dismisses Election Challenge Suit
- Friday, October 08, 2010
Shelby County Election Commission chairman Bill Giannini said he learned some things from the Chancery Court lawsuit challenging the results of the Aug. 5 election.