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1. Obama Order Presses Contractors to Obey Labor Laws
- Friday, August 01, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama moved Thursday to require federal contractors to give their workers more rights in labor disputes, putting his pen to an executive order the day after the House voted to sue him for allegedly exceeding his presidential powers. In an election-year dare to Republicans, Obama said congressional obstinacy would only embolden him to take even more aggressive actions on his own.
2. We’re All Invited
- Friday, July 11, 2014
MEMPHIS, SERVED IN THE SHELL. Following up last week’s column, this from a reader:
“We have no civic pride, half the population is intent on killing as many as they can and the other part lives behind walls or gates. There was a time in the fifties when you could leave your front door unlocked and keys in the car.”
3. Congress Demands Answers on Delay in GM Recall
- Wednesday, April 02, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – The piece needed to fix a defective ignition switch linked to 13 traffic deaths would have cost just 57 cents, according to documents submitted by General Motors to lawmakers investigating why the company took 10 years to recall cars with the flaw.
4. Roland ReElected At Filing Deadline, Two Countywide Races Set For August
- Friday, February 21, 2014
One of the six Shelby County Commission incumbents seeking re-election this year was effectively elected to a new four-year term in a new district with the noon Thursday, Feb. 20, filing deadline for candidates in the May county primaries.
5. Wage Hike for Federal Contract Workers Limited
- Thursday, January 30, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama's plan to raise the minimum wage for federally contracted workers is winning praise from unions and labor activists, but it could take a year or more before any hikes take place and the impact may not be as widespread as some advocates had hoped.
6. Filing Deadline Nears for School Board Races
- Thursday, September 26, 2013
It looks as if the prospective candidates in many of the suburban school board races on the Nov. 7 ballot had already decided the winners a day away from the noon, Thursday, Sept. 26, filing deadline for the six sets of races.
7. Entrepreneurial Spirit Alive in Memphis
- Monday, August 26, 2013
Steve Jobs once said, “Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the square pegs in the round holes … the ones who see things differently … they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
8. Holtzclaw on Front Line of Myriad Real Estate Projects
- Monday, March 18, 2013
Anna Holtzclaw’s footprint is on property all over Memphis.
Since 2001, the real estate marketing entrepreneur has worked to promote properties developed and designed by the likes of the Henry Turley Co., LRK Inc. and Loeb Properties Inc.
- Saturday, February 16, 2013
The Booksellers at Laurelwood will host former Vice President Al Gore, signing “The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change,” Monday, Feb. 18, at noon at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Visit thebooksellersatlaurelwood.com.
10. Labor Heads Say Obama Backs Them on 'Fiscal Cliff'
- Wednesday, November 14, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Labor leaders said Tuesday that President Barack Obama remains committed to preserving tax cuts for middle class families and ensuring the wealthy pay more in taxes, outlining plans for a public campaign to pressure Republican lawmakers.
11. Snyder’s-Lance Signs Deal In Southaven
- Friday, September 21, 2012
A well-known snack food company has boosted its distribution presence in the Memphis area.
Snyder’s-Lance Inc. signed a 26,757-square-foot lease at Airways Distribution Center Building F, 8425 Airways Blvd., in Southaven.
12. Report: Countrywide Won Influence With Discounts
- Friday, July 06, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – The former Countrywide Financial Corp., whose subprime loans helped start the nation's foreclosure crisis, made hundreds of discount loans to buy influence with members of Congress, congressional staff, top government officials and executives of troubled mortgage giant Fannie Mae, according to a House report.
- Friday, April 13, 2012
Memphis Botanic Garden will hold its Spring’s Best Plant Sale Friday, April 13, through Sunday, April 15, at the garden, 750 Cherry Road. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.
14. Irving Leads Research Co. Animal Cell Therapies
- Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Adam M. Irving is chief executive officer of San Diego-based Animal Cell Therapies Inc., a company that develops stem cell treatments to treat a variety of ailments for animals. Irving is based in Memphis.
15. Beyond Square One
- Monday, December 26, 2011
Memphis City Council’s approval for spending $16 million to improve Midtown’s Overton Square marked a milestone for neighborhood supporters, grassroots leaders and financial stakeholders – especially Loeb Properties Inc.
16. Treasury Officials: Never Saw a Loan Like Solyndra
- Monday, October 17, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Two senior Treasury officials said Friday that they had never seen a loan restructuring similar to the Energy Department loan to a failed solar panel maker.
The half-billion dollar loan to Solyndra Inc. was restructured so that private investors moved ahead of taxpayers for repayment on part of the loan in case of a default.
17. Gov't Pulls Back on Junk Food Marketing Proposal
- Thursday, October 13, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Tony the Tiger and Toucan Sam can rest easy. Government officials fine-tuning guidelines for marketing food to children say they won't push the food industry to get rid of colorful cartoon characters on cereal boxes anytime soon.
18. Elmwood Cemetery: Where No One is Forgotten
- Tuesday, June 28, 2011
More than 30 visitors braved the sweltering summer heat on a recent Friday evening to immerse themselves in the stories of some of Memphis’ most famous, infamous and influential citizens during Elmwood Cemetery’s Evening Stroll.
19. KIPP Diamond Academy Adds Ninth-Grade Class
- Monday, June 27, 2011
The KIPP Diamond Academy, 230 Henry St., is one of a handful of charter schools that have succeeded in the Memphis area in the last 10 years, and the school is now expanding by adding a ninth-grade class starting July 11.
20. Tenn. Senate Passes Bill to Limit Lawsuit Payouts
- Monday, May 16, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to limit lawsuit damages in Tennessee passed the Senate on Thursday despite passionate arguments from opponents that the measure would unfairly target victims.
- Monday, April 04, 2011
The April 4th Foundation will hold its 11th Annual Commemorative Awards Banquet Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main St. Civil rights activist Charles Patrick will receive the Open Door Award. The I Am A Man award recipient and keynote speaker will be Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright. For more information or tickets, call 859-3364.
22. Drake, masterIT Recognized for Innovation
- Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Michael Drake is founder, chairman and chief executive officer of masterIT. masterIT has been named one of North America’s Most Innovative MSPs by Everything Channel’s CRN Magazine. The list recognizes the IT industry’s top 40 managed service providers for their ingenuity, leadership and success.
23. Feds: BP Agrees to Expedite Oil Spill Payments
- Friday, June 11, 2010
GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) — BP said Thursday it plans to increase the amount of oil captured from a ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico by early next week as the Obama administration announced that the oil giant agreed to speed up payments to people whose livelihoods have been washed away by the spill.
24. Evolve Bank & Trust Names Holland to Board
- Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Evolve Bank & Trust has named Lewis E. Holland to its board of directors.
Holland served six years as president of the regional investment banking firm UMIC Inc., and after its sale in 1988 became a partner at the Memphis office of Ernst & Young LLP.
25. Simpson Joins FirstBank As Local President
- Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Ted Simpson has been hired by FirstBank as its Memphis city president.
Simpson previously served as executive vice president and chief lending officer for Magna Bank and has experience with National Bank of Commerce and Central Park Capital. He also is currently on the board of Lambda Alpha, a real estate professional organization.
26. Campbell Clinic's Hernandez Named Fellow of Health Care Org
- Wednesday, April 02, 2008
George Hernandez, chief financial officer at Campbell Clinic, recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). Hernandez joined Campbell Clinic in 1995 as CFO. He is also a Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and is a certified health care financial professional with a specialization in financial management of physician practices.
27. Brooks Named VP of Junior Achievement
- Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Mary Brooks has been named vice president of programs for Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South Inc. Previously, Brooks served as the director of programs for Junior Achievement. In her new position, she will oversee the operation of Exchange City, Junior Achievement's model city, which is operated for a day by area fifth-graders.
28. Catholic Diocese Settles Lawsuits
- Thursday, August 23, 2007
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.
29. City Council Races Overflow With 83 Candidates Filing
- Monday, July 23, 2007
It's the year of the open seat on the Memphis City Council.
With seven incumbents not running for re-election and the resignation last month of an eighth, it is already the biggest turnover of council seats in the 40-year history of the mayor-council form of government.
30. Diocese Settles Sex Suits for More Than $300K
- Wednesday, June 20, 2007
The Catholic Diocese of Memphis has settled three lawsuits alleging child sexual abuse by a priest assigned to minister to the city's Vietnamese Catholic community.
The settlements, announced last week, are the first in any of the nine civil lawsuits filed beginning in August 2004 against the Memphis Diocese and five priests. All nine allege child sexual abuse and a cover-up by the Diocese.
31. Methodist Director Elected President Of Tennessee Board of Pharmacy
- Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Sheila Mitchell, director of pharmacy services at Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital, has been elected president of the Tennessee Board of Pharmacy. Mitchell has worked for Methodist for more than 20 years. She is an assistant professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center's College of Pharmacy and has served on several committees for the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy. The Tennessee House of Representatives honored her in 2002 for her local contributions to her field.
32. Barrow Named Chef de Cuisine At Capriccio Grill
- Wednesday, March 14, 2007
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.
33. Allowing Mexican Truckers All the Way to Memphis Signals Big Payload, Experts Say
- Wednesday, March 07, 2007
In his bestselling book "The World is Flat," columnist and author Thomas L. Friedman describes how smoothly and efficiently the supply chain crosses the globe thanks to the collapse of logistical hurdles everywhere.
34. Gerard Appointed Administrator at Methodist Cancer Center
- Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Dr. Dava F. Gerard has been appointed administrator for the Methodist Healthcare Cancer Center. She previously was the founding vice president and chief operating officer of the Nevada Cancer Institute in Las Vegas.
35. MATCU Banks on Judy Conrad as VP of Lending
- Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Judy Conrad has been named vice president of lending at Memphis Area Teachers' Credit Union (MATCU). Conrad previously served as vice president and manager of BankTennessee in Ripley. She has worked in the financial industry for almost 40 years.
36. Mud Island Area Gets Traffic Help in a Roundabout Way
- Tuesday, February 14, 2006
Mud Island residents could be going in circles by early May, as Dixieland Contractors continues building the $750,000 Mud Island roundabout at the intersection of Auction Street and Island Drive.
A roundabout is a type of road junction in which traffic travels in a circle around a central point. Drivers entering a roundabout have to yield to traffic that's already within the loop. The Mud Island Roundabout will be 120 feet in diameter and have two lanes circling a landscaped, two-tiered center.
37. Memphis Theological Seminary Installs New Dean
- Wednesday, October 19, 2005
The board of trustees of Memphis Theological Seminary installed Dr. Barbara A. Holmes as vice president of academic affairs/dean of the seminary. Holmes joined MTS as a faculty member in the ethics and African-American religious studies programs in 1998. She earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Connecticut and a master's degree from Southern Connecticut University.
38. Archived Article: Real Recap
- Tuesday, June 21, 2005
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Turley Begins Shrine Building Conversion
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39. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, May 11, 2005
NovaCopy Exec Chosen for Whos Who
Memphis Architect Honored for Service to France
Memphis architect Metcalf Crump was named a Knight in the National Order of Merit by French President Jacques Chirac. The award was created in 1963 by President ...
40. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, October 13, 2004
MAAR Elects 2005 Officers
Womens Foundation Appoints Board Members
Rosie Phillips Bingham was appointed to chair the board of the Womens Foundation for a Greater Memphis for a two-year term. Newly appointed to the board were: Martha L. Perine ...
41. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, April 02, 2003
Matthew H. Kisber was appointed
Matthew H. Kisber was appointed by Gov. Phil Bredesen as commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. Prior to this appointment, Kisber served 10 consecutive terms in the state Ho...
42. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, March 19, 2003
Memphis Memos March 19
Ken Newberry was appointed senior vice president at Memphis Area Teachers Credit Union. He earned a bachelors degree from Christian Brothers University. Prior to joining MATCU, he worked at Union Planters Bank. Stan Cardwel...
43. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, February 12, 2003
Julie Wittichen Gasaway has become an associate at Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects
Julie Wittichen Gasaway has become an associate at Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects. She joined the firm in 1990 and earned a bachelors degree from the University o...
44. Archived Article: Swaney (lead)
- Monday, August 12, 2002
Idyllic 8-home development on tap
Keep it country, land use committee says
By MARY DANDO
The Daily News
A recommendation by the city-county Office of Planning and Development that a 82-acre gated community in unincorporated Shelby County...
45. Archived Article: Lauderdale (lead)
- Thursday, May 09, 2002
Lauderdale Courts redo on tap Bids in for initial Uptown development By MARY DANDO The Daily News The wheels begin turning on the biggest renovation project in the history of Memphis when invitational bids from four general contractors close at 2 p....
46. Archived Article: Studio (lead)
- Tuesday, March 26, 2002
Cooper Young recording studio slated Studio sounds good to Cooper-Young By MARY DANDO The Daily News Plans to allow a recording studio to replace a gym in the Cooper-Young neighborhood are moving forward now that the project obtained a use variance ...
47. Archived Article: Standout
- Friday, February 15, 2002
The heart of Memphis The heart of Memphis By MARY DANDO The Daily News For Jack Belz, family and faith are the essence of life. The president and chief executive officer of Belz Enterprises was recently recognized by the Memphis chapter of the Ameri...
48. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, December 05, 2001
Nicole Lejuwaan was appointed director of development for the Herff College of Engineering and the College of Audiology and Sp
Nicole Lejuwaan was appointed director of development for the Herff College of Engineering and the College of Audiology...
49. Archived Article: Law Focus
- Thursday, August 02, 2001
Public/private partnership drives Memphis prosperity Public/private partnership drives Memphis prosperity By MARY DANDO In the heated discussions of the pros and cons of spending millions of dollars to bring an NBA team to Memphis, its easy to forge...
50. Archived Article: Raines (lead)
- Monday, May 14, 2001
Commission to hear Raines Road $1 Widening Raines Road part of $1.6 million plan By MARY DANDO The Daily News A resolution comes before the Shelby County Commission at 1:30 p.m. today to approve awarding Ferrell Paving Inc. a $1.6 million contract f...
51. Archived Article: Midtown (lead)
- Wednesday, October 25, 2000
MIDTOWN CORRIDOR NEARS COMPLETION Midtown corridor nears completion By MARY DANDO The Daily News As the Memphis Landmarks Commission meets at 4:30 p.m. today to review plans for two Midtown homes on Garland and Peabody, the board will probably be co...
52. Archived Article: Real Focus Justine's
- Tuesday, October 10, 2000
JUSTINES CHANGES HANDS AGAIN Memphis landmark changes hands again By MARY DANDO The Daily News A piece of Memphis history is to change hands again shortly when the Italianate Victorian mansion known to its many patrons over the years as Justines Res...
53. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, October 14, 1998
Cherie Ganesh and Nithan Ganesh have joined Crye-Leike Commercial Cherie Ganesh and Nithan Ganesh have joined Crye-Leike Commercial. Mary Whitaker has been promoted to vice president of legal affairs for the Regional Medical Center. She previously w...
54. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, May 11, 1998
May 11 May 11 The Laurelwood Business and Professional Women will meet at Davis-Kidd Booksellers. Dinner is at 5:30 p.m., and the meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Jane McGoldrick at 685-0495. Public Issues Forum will meet at th...
55. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, May 04, 1998
May 5 May 5 The Greater Memphis Association for Quality will hold its annual awards dinner from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Peabody. The cost is $40 per person. For more information, call Jim Lippy at 383-4611. May 6 The Greater Memphis Associatio...
56. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, April 29, 1998
W W. Michael Potts has been appointed to the newly created position of vice president of human resources for TBC Corp. He formerly was vice president of human resources for Millard Refrigerated Services Co. in Omaha, Neb. He is a graduate of the Uni...
57. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, February 11, 1998
Thompson & Co Thompson & Co. has added three employees: Suzanne Gibson has joined the company as a senior account executive. She formerly was a marketing consultant. Gibson is a graduate of Robert Morris College. Janice Chu Kelly has joined ...
58. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, February 04, 1998
Kevin Mitchell has been promoted from art director to associate creative director at Walker & Associates Inc Kevin Mitchell has been promoted from art director to associate creative director at Walker & Associates Inc. He is a graduate of th...
59. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, January 28, 1998
State Technical Institutes corporate center has added three assistant directors to its staff: State Technical Institutes corporate center has added three assistant directors to its staff: Jane Sipes is the new assistant director of distance learning...
60. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, July 30, 1997
Dr Dr. Raymond R. Lagesse has been named assistant to the vice president for academic affairs at State Technical Institute. Lagesse previously worked at the State University of New York College at Geneseo where he was associate dean and director of ...
61. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, June 18, 1997
The Memphis Zoological Society has announced two new employees: The Memphis Zoological Society has announced two new employees: Thomas OMalley has joined the zoo staff as the vice president of development and membership. He formerly worked as a fund...
62. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, October 21, 1996
Oct Oct. 21 East Memphis Business and Professional Women will meet at the Lulu Grille, 565 Erin Drive. The program topic will be "The Secrets of Powerful Women." Networking will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $15. For...
63. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, October 14, 1996
Oct Oct. 14 The Sales Forum of Memphis will meet at noon at Andertons restaurant, 1901 Madison Ave. For reservations, call Lucy Formby at 323-4304. Professional Secretaries International will meet at 6 p.m. at the Memphis Marriott, 2625 Thousand Oak...
64. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, June 17, 1996
June 17 June 17 East Memphis Business and Professional Women will hold a meeting at 6 p.m. at the Lulu Grille. Virginia W. Griffee, publisher of Business Law Focus, will be the speaker. Cost is $15. To make reservations, contact Mary Baird at 767-64...