Editorial Results (free)
1. Former US Senator Howard Baker Jr. Dies
- Thursday, June 26, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – Former Sen. Howard H. Baker Jr., a moderate Republican known as the politician who inquired what President Richard Nixon knew during the 1973 Senate Watergate hearings, has died. He was 88.
2. NBA Fuels Fans’ Suspicion of Game Fixing
- Friday, May 09, 2014
Just so there is no misunderstanding, let me answer this question first:
Do I believe NBA Playoff games are actually fixed?
No, I do not. I don’t think that Commissioner Adam Silver now, or David Stern before him, is sitting in the rafters of NBA arenas and pulling strings that make puppets, er, officials, blow whistles when someone deigns to breathe on LeBron James or Kevin Durant.
3. No Bluffing
- Saturday, April 19, 2014
Each season the last home game at FedExForum is Fan Appreciation Night and a Grizzlies’ player is charged with grabbing the microphone and walking to center court to say a few words before tip-off.
4. FedEx Income Rises But Misses Estimates
- Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Memphis-based FedEx Corp. posted net income of $500 million, or $1.57 per share, in its fiscal second quarter, which ended Nov. 30.
5. County Commission Sees Calmer Session
- Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Ruffled feelings on the Shelby County Commission earlier this month were smoothed for the most part Monday, Sept. 23, as James Harvey chaired the second meeting of his yearlong term as commission chairman.
6. Beebe: Working Quickly to Pick New Arkansas Treasurer
- Thursday, May 23, 2013
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe said Wednesday he hopes to name a replacement in the next several days for the state treasurer, who resigned over accusations she took cash bribes from a bond broker.
7. Retiring Boomers Driving Sales of Small Businesses
- Thursday, May 16, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – Baby boomers preparing for retirement are driving a surge in small business sales, as they find more and more buyers confident enough in the improving economy to expand their own businesses through acquisitions.
8. Arkansas Steel Mill Proposal Gains Traction
- Tuesday, April 02, 2013
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Gov. Mike Beebe's plan to provide $125 million in state financing to help a new company build a steel mill in Mississippi County is gaining bipartisan support among legislators – though some conservatives still object to having the government help fund one of Arkansas' largest economic development projects.
9. Grizz Showing Scrappiness as Final Stretch Awaits
- Friday, March 01, 2013
Ever notice how the view from the winning and losing locker rooms is never the same, even though the teams played in the same game?
On Wednesday, Feb. 27, at FedExForum, the Memphis Grizzlies and Dallas Mavericks conspired, perhaps unwittingly, to set or match several season and franchise records (we’ll get to the numbers in a moment). But the shorthand for what happened is that the Mavericks won the first quarter, 38-19; the Grizzlies won the third quarter, 24-5; and ultimately Memphis overcame a 25-point first-half deficit to steal a 90-84 victory.
10. Beebe Says He's Opposed to Open Carry Gun Bill
- Friday, February 22, 2013
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Gov. Mike Beebe says he's opposed to a proposal allowing the open carry of handguns in Arkansas.
Beebe, a Democrat, told reporters Thursday that the current concealed carry law is a good system that residents are using. Nearly 130,000 residents have permits to carry concealed weapons, according to Arkansas State Police.
11. Arkansas Senate Panel Backs Abortion Coverage Ban
- Thursday, February 07, 2013
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – An Arkansas Senate panel approved a measure Wednesday banning insurers participating in an exchange created under the health care law from covering most abortions, while the sponsor of legislation banning abortions 20 weeks into a pregnancy said he's facing resistance for it not exempting victims of rape or incest.
12. Beebe Relying on Lawmakers for Exchange Decision
- Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe says he’s relying on next year’s legislative leaders to tell him whether there’s support in the House and Senate for the state running its own insurance exchange under the federal health care law.
13. Obama Carries Shelby, Cohen Over Flinn and Two Tax Hikes Defeated
- Wednesday, November 07, 2012
President Barack Obama carried Shelby County in unofficial Nov. 6 election returns as his Republican challenger Mitt Romney took the state’s 11 electoral votes.
Voter turnout in the most popular election cycle among Shelby County voters was 61.9 percent, about the same percentage as four years ago. But the 371,256 voters is fewer than 2008 when more than 400,000 Shelby County voters cast ballots. The percentage is about the same because there are fewer registered voters in Shelby County than there were four years ago after a purge by election officials.
14. County Sees 21.6 Pct. Voter Turnout
- Monday, August 06, 2012
Slightly less than 127,000 Shelby County residents – or 21.6 percent of 584,443 registered voters – cast ballots in the Aug. 2 elections.
The turnout in early voting and election day combined was a higher percentage than the 15 percent turnout four years ago in the same election cycle, but it was well below the 44-year high of 39.4 percent set in the August 1992 elections.
15. Muni Schools Questions Pass, Cohen Wins Big
- Friday, August 03, 2012
Voters in each of the six suburban towns and cities in Shelby County approved establishing municipal school districts in the unofficial results of the Thursday, Aug. 2, county general and state and federal primary elections.
16. Titans Lose 27-13 to Previously Winless Colts
- Tuesday, December 20, 2011
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Of all the losses they've had to the Indianapolis Colts, this had to be one of the toughest for the Tennessee Titans.
Dan Orlovsky threw for one touchdown, Donald Brown ran 80 yards for another late in the game and the Colts won their first game of the season, 27-13. The loss has the Titans (7-7) on the brink of elimination from the playoff race.
17. Ark. House Leaders: No New Tax Cuts in '12
- Tuesday, October 25, 2011
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas House leaders said they want next year's abbreviated legislative session to focus only on passing a budget and that they plan to discourage fellow lawmakers from introducing other measures, including new tax cuts.
18. Leadership Academy Luncheon Will Focus on Urban Education
- Thursday, January 27, 2011
The Leadership Academy on Thursday hosts the latest installment in its Celebrate What’s Right Luncheon series from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave.
19. 'High Regard'
- Friday, December 03, 2010
As chairwoman of the Tennessee Republican Party, Beth Harwell targeted Memphis Democratic state Rep. Mike Kernell by recruiting candidates to run against him.
20. Pork Theme of Gov's Race Carries Into Budget Talks
- Wednesday, June 02, 2010
NASHVILLE (AP) - Republican Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey says his gubernatorial aspirations aren't a factor in his insistence on ridding the state budget of local projects that he calls pork barrel spending.
21. Med Loses Wing Stake, Gains Write-Off
- Thursday, May 27, 2010
The Regional Medical Center at Memphis will write off about $4.4 million in assets because it no longer has an ownership stake in the Hospital Wing.
Hospital officials did not know until recently that the charter for the air ambulance service had been modified to change it to a nonmember organization. The original owners of the service were The MED, Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. and Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare.
22. Tenn. Anti-Gang Law Largely Unused Since Passage
- Wednesday, February 03, 2010
COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) – A state law enacted 13 years ago to give gang members harsher prison sentences likely never has been successfully used by prosecutors.
The Tennessee General Assembly approved legislation in 1997 authorizing district attorneys to seek stronger sentences for defendants convicted of gang offenses.
23. Crittenden Regional Hospital’s Carter Sees Memphis Hospitals as Trauma Partners
- Friday, November 27, 2009
Jamie Carter, the chief executive officer of Crittenden Regional Hospital in West Memphis, knows that state lines and political boundaries don’t matter in the business of saving lives.
24. Grousing Abounds as Strip Club Renovations Proceed
- Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Makeshift signs posted around the building at 777 N. White Station Road encourage potential visitors to ignore the construction in progress.
25. Dem Says Williams Foe Offers Deal for Chairmanship
- Friday, January 30, 2009
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Democratic lawmakers told The Associated Press on Thursday that Republican Rep. Brian Kelsey offered to tamp down attacks against new House Speaker Kent Williams in exchange for a committee chairmanship.
26. Speaker’s Sex Harassment Complaint Hearing Delayed
- Thursday, January 29, 2009
NASHVILLE (AP) – The female lawmaker who filed a sexual harassment complaint against new state House Speaker Kent Williams has been hospitalized because of stress, said a colleague who lodged the accusation.
27. Renasant Names Wiegert VP, Mortgage Production Manager
- Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Michael Wiegert has been named vice president and mortgage production manager for Renasant Bank in Memphis.
28. Shootout Event To Host Hoops Hopefuls From Across the U.S.
- Tuesday, April 08, 2008
Local high school basketball standouts Ray Parks, Marvin Brown and Samson Carter will take to the court Saturday night at FedExForum.
The teens are part of the local M33M Magic Memphis basketball team. They will be taking part in the Jack Jones Shootout, playing against the M33M National basketball team.
29. More Charges Filed in Cemetery Investigation
- Friday, August 10, 2007
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - An associate of an oil speculator accused of embezzling $70 million from cemetery trust funds in Michigan turned himself in Wednesday to face charges that he aided and abetted the alleged embezzlement.
- Tuesday, June 13, 2006
The National Association of Women in Construction meets today at 6 p.m. at Fox Ridge Pizza, 1769 N. Germantown Parkway. Call Jill Rayman at 550-0487 for more information.
The Association for Women Attorneys sponsors a judicial reception today from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Public Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. The event will offer all judicial candidates a forum to express their views and offer the community a chance to meet the candidates. Call 523-8822, Ext. 420, for more information.
31. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, October 20, 2004
Shelby County Alumni Honored
MAHBA Announces New Board Members
The Memphis Area Home Builders Association announced the following new members of its board of directors: Tommy Byrnes, Phil Chamberlain III, Ginger Coggins, Michael Matthews and G...
32. Archived Article: This Week
- Monday, May 10, 2004
CRIMINAL LAW SOCIETY MEETS AT U OF M
National President Addresses Women Business Owners
The Criminal Law Society meets from noon to 1 p.m. at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, 3700 Central Ave. Call 678-3217...
33. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, November 04, 2002
Calendar of events Sept
Calendar of events Nov. 4-Nov. 10
The Greater Memphis Arts Council, 8 S. Third St., presents artwork by Everett Charles Yates, on display through Jan. 15. Nov. 5
The Center for Historic Preservation, a clea...
34. Archived Article: Law Focus
- Thursday, October 25, 2001
I-69 crawling toward completion
I-69 plans drive slowly toward completion
By SUE PEASE
The Daily News
Interstate 69, often dubbed the North American trade route, will be an interstate eventually extending from the Canadian border to the ...
35. Archived Article: Law Focus
- Thursday, December 28, 2000
Memphis Senator Pushes for Tennessee Election Reform Memphis senator pushes for Tennessee election reform By MARY DANDO The Daily News Following the recent voting fiasco in Florida, state Sen. Steve Cohen (D-Memphis) plans to introduce what he refer...
36. Archived Article: Public (lead)
- Thursday, March 11, 1999
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Public Storage builds on Fay Builders site By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News The vacancy left at 4920 Poplar Ave. after Fay Builders Supply burned down soon will be filled, as construction is under way on climate-controlled stor...
37. Archived Article: Real Fcs Box 2 Lj
- Tuesday, October 06, 1998
By LAURIE JOHNSON MAAR 1999 Leadership Line-Up The Memphis Area Association of Realtors completed its selection Sept. 28 for officers and board of directors members for 1999. They include: 1999 president: Doug Collins, owner/principal broker, Pruden...
38. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, December 24, 1997
James Spisak has been named the site director for Stream Internationals Memphis technical support center James Spisak has been named the site director for Stream Internationals Memphis technical support center. He previously was the general manager ...
39. Archived Article: Public Storage Lj
- Friday, September 12, 1997
By LAURIE JOHNSON Public Storage to build first Memphis facility By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Public Storage Inc., the countrys largest operator of self-storage facilities, is about to enter the Memphis market The Glendale, Calif.-based real est...
40. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, June 23, 1997
June 23 June 23 The League of Women Voters will meet at 7 p.m. at the Poplar-White Station Library, 5094 Poplar Ave. Current administrators of the local Headstart program will discuss plans for expanding the program. Panelists include Joyce Carter, ...
41. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, March 05, 1997
Dr. Lucy Vinturella has joined the counseling staff of The Center for Counseling, a division of Health First Medical Group. Vinturella completed her Ph.D. at the University of Memphis and formerly was a staff clinician at MCCC Behavioral Care Inc. a...
42. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, January 22, 1997
Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc. has announced the election of 16 new managing directors: Joseph K. Ayres, investment banker, Cumberland Securities Co., Inc., a subsidiary of Morgan Keegan; Thomas P. Brown, director, Fixed Income Research; Paul Stephens...