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1. Events -

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. and Memphis Medical Center partners will host Spring at the Park Thursday, April 3, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Health Sciences Park, at the corner of Madison Avenue and Dunlap Street. The event will include arts performances, food trucks and vendors. Cost is free. Call 576-7185.

2. City, County Differ on Fairgrounds Zone -

The city of Memphis and Shelby County governments have a difference of opinion about tax revenue and education funding.

It is over where the sales tax revenue would go within a tourism development zone the city wants to use to finance the redevelopment of the Mid-South Fairgrounds.

3. Events -

Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir and the Delta Sigma Theta Memphis Alumnae Chapter will hold “Home for the Holidays: A Housing and Economic Empowerment Collaborative” Saturday, Nov. 23, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Hickory Ridge Mall, 6075 Winchester Road. The event will include a small-business resource center, legal clinic, Homebuyer’s Corner, H.O.M.E. financial literacy and budgeting workshop, and more. Visit memphisalumnaedst.org.

4. Events -

The 2013 Memphis International Jazz Festival will be held through Sunday, Nov. 24, in Downtown Memphis and the South Main Historic Arts District. Visit memphisinternationaljazzfestival.com for a lineup.

5. Basar Looks to 2014 County Commission Election -

It may be the first time that a Shelby County Commissioner has given public notice of a barbecue.

Commissioner Steve Basar has held four at his house in the year that he’s been on the elected body. And he told political supporters at a fundraiser last week that he has “sunshined” all of them, a shorthand term to describe the public notice required by Tennessee’s open meetings law – or Sunshine Law – for any deliberative gathering of two or more commissioners.

6. County Leaders Blast Fairgrounds Tourism Development Zone Financing Plan -

Shelby County government leaders say a city plan to use incremental sales tax revenue within a tourism development zone to revitalize the Fairgrounds will take the share of that revenue that goes to Shelby County Schools.

7. Events -

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.

8. Events -

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center will host Line Dancing for BLUES, in recognition of Infant Mortality Awareness Month, on Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the student alumni center, 800 Madison Ave. The event will include a line dance-a-thon, and information on infant mortality and the BLUES Project. Suggested donation is $5. Visit uthsc.edu/blues for details.

9. Local GOP Convention Continues Tea Party Effort -

When Shelby County Republicans got together for the biannual party convention Sunday, March 24, in Bartlett, local party chairman Justin Joy counseled patience.

“There will probably be some moments when this will not appear to be a well-rehearsed wedding,” Joy said.

10. Back to Work -

The Shelby County legislative delegation to Nashville returned to the capital Tuesday, Jan. 8, with three fewer members – one state senator and two state representatives – all Democrats – but with no new faces.

11. High Cotton Brewing Kicks Off Renovations -

Plans are moving forward for High Cotton Brewing Co. LLC’s facility in Memphis’ Edge District.

12. High Cotton Brewing Kicks Off Renovations -

Plans are moving forward for High Cotton Brewing Co. LLC’s facility in Memphis’ Edge District.

13. Events -

The Memphis Chapter of The Association of Fundraising Professionals will hold its National Philanthropy Day Crystal Awards Luncheon Thursday, Nov. 15, at 11 a.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Visit afpmemphis.org.

14. Obama Carries Shelby, Cohen Over Flinn and Two Tax Hikes Defeated -

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.

15. Events -

Memphis Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, Oct. 23, at noon at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Bill Seely of Varsity Brands will discuss cheering as an NCAA sport. Cost is $18. R.S.V.P. to Taylor Hughes at taylor@memphisrotary.org.

16. No Regrets as Kernell Exits 38 Years in Nashville -

When Mike Kernell first took his seat in the House chamber in Nashville he had just turned and he was a political newcomer inspired to run for office in the wake of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. just six years earlier.

17. Election Eve Prep And A Surprise -

When the polls open across Shelby County Thursday, Aug. 2, election officials will be watching closely in several areas for continuing election problems.

The problems began during the early voting period that ended Saturday with more than 1,000 getting ballots that had the wrong district races for the Tennessee Legislature and the U.S. House.

18. Events -

The 19th annual Juneteenth Freedom & Heritage Festival will be held Friday, June 15, through Sunday, June 17, in Douglass Park, 1616 Ash St. Cost is free. Visit juneteenthmemphis.org for a schedule.

19. Events -

The Association of Fundraising Professionals will meet Thursday, June 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Thomas Center at Christian Brothers University, 650 E. Parkway South. Cost is $15 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Register at afpmemphis.org.

20. Low-Impact Landscaping -

For most people these days, the descriptive word “green” evokes thoughts on diminishing consumption and environmental chivalry, and not necessarily the lush colors of an early spring such as Memphis has seen this year.

21. Horse Slaughter Bill Stalls in Legislature -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The sponsor of a state Senate proposal that seeks to encourage the commercial slaughter of horses in Tennessee withdrew the measure Wednesday, but said he likely will revive it if a similar bill makes progress in the House.

22. New District Lines Lead to New Races -

“This time I waited to be sure,” Ian Randolph said just before the Thursday, April 5, deadline for candidates to file in the Aug. 2 elections.

23. Cohen-Hart in Congressional Race at Filing Deadline -

The chairman of the countywide school board, Billy Orgel, was effectively elected to his District 7 school board seat without opposition at the Thursday, April 5, filing deadline for candidates on the Aug. 2 primary and general election ballot in Shelby County.

24. Deadline Looms for Complex Aug. Elections -

The August elections were already going to be more complex than usual. There are the changes from this year’s drawing of new district lines for the Tennessee Legislature and the U.S. House of Representatives.

25. Events -

The Greater Memphis Chamber will hold a breakfast forum Thursday, March 22, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Memphis Marriott East, 2625 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Mike Brewer, vice president of Nike’s North America supply chain, will speak. Cost is $30 for members and $35 for nonmembers. Contact Ericka Milford at 543-3518 or emilford@memphischamber.com to register.

26. Following Primary, Races Point to August -

Two days after all the votes were counted in the Tennessee presidential primary, state Republican Party leaders had already worked out how many of the state’s at-large delegates would go to their top three candidates.

27. Lakers Beat Grizzlies for 6th Straight Home Win -

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Kobe Bryant says the Los Angeles Lakers' early-season schedule has been every bit as brutal as they expected, forcing them to learn coach Mike Brown's system on the job rather than in practice.

28. New Dishes -

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.

29. Events -

The Memphis Bar Association Young Lawyers Division will present “Legal Ethics in the Movies” with speaker Mike McLaren of Black McLaren Jones Ryland & Griffee PC and special guest U.S. Magistrate Judge Diane Vescovo Wednesday, Dec. 28, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the auditorium at Memphis Bioworks Foundation, 20 Dudley St. For more information or to register, visit www.memphisbar.org.

30. Events -

The Memphis Bar Association Young Lawyers Division will present “Legal Ethics in the Movies” with speaker Mike McLaren of Black McLaren Jones Ryland & Griffee PC and special guest U.S. Magistrate Judge Diane Vescovo Dec. 28 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the auditorium at Memphis Bioworks Foundation, 20 Dudley St. For more information or to register, visit www.memphisbar.org.

31. Events -

Chez Philippe will host a Christmas Eve dinner Saturday, Dec. 24, at the restaurant in The Peabody hotel, 149 Union Ave. Cost is $80 per person and includes a four-course meal. For reservations, call 529-4188. Christmas Day Brunch will be held Sunday, Dec. 25, on The Peabody’s mezzanine from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cost is $55 per person and $20 for children. For reservations, call 529-3668. The Capriccio Grill will have a Christmas Day dinner Sunday, Dec. 25, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Cost is $45 per person and $15 for children. For reservations, call 529-4199.

32. Events -

Chez Philippe will host a Christmas Eve dinner Saturday, Dec. 24, at the restaurant in The Peabody hotel, 149 Union Ave. Cost is $80 per person and includes a four-course meal. For reservations, call 529-4188. Christmas Day Brunch will be held Sunday, Dec. 25, on The Peabody’s mezzanine from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cost is $55 per person and $20 for children. For reservations, call 529-3668. The Capriccio Grill will have a Christmas Day dinner Sunday, Dec. 25, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Cost is $45 per person and $15 for children. For reservations, call 529-4199.

33. Improving Playhouse -

This holiday season, Playhouse on the Square administrators are keeping their eyes on the calendar as they rise to a challenge worth a quarter of a million dollars.

The company has until Dec. 31 to raise $250,000 toward its Act II Enhancement Fund Campaign. If this mission is accomplished, the Memphis-based Jeniam Foundation will award Playhouse a grant matching those funds.

34. Events -

The Small Business Chamber will hold a power lunch forum featuring Jay Myers of Interactive Solutions speaking on the topic “The Entrepreneurial Mindset” Thursday, Nov. 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Better Business Bureau, 3693 Tyndale Drive. For more information, call Sally Baker Brenner at 748-8889 or visit www.smallbusinesschamber.com.

35. Pedaling Ahead -

Dedicated bicycle lanes on Madison Avenue between McNeil and Cooper streets should be painted and ready for two-wheeled traffic by Thanksgiving.

City road crews are about ready to begin repaving the stretch of Madison Avenue. And as the new pavement is put down, the new configuration of car and bike lanes and on-street parking will follow rapidly, said Kyle Wagenschutz, the city’s bicycle and pedestrian coordinator.

36. Council Looks Into NBA Revenue Lock Out -

Memphis City Council members voted Tuesday, Oct. 18, to have their attorney “explore all options” for recovering any revenues lost in the National Basketball Association lock-out.

The resolution, proposed by council chairman Myron Lowery, is aimed at revenues from ticket sales at FedExForum, home of the Memphis Grizzlies, that are used to pay off the debt of building the $250 million arena.

37. Events -

The Memphis Library and Information Center board of trustees will meet Monday, July 25, at noon at the Frayser Branch, 3712 Argonne St. For more information, call 415-2846.

38. Events -

The Memphis Library and Information Center board of trustees will meet Monday, July 25, at noon at the Frayser Branch, 3712 Argonne St. For more information, call 415-2846.

39. Madison Bike Lane Talks Move On -

With the completion of public meetings this week, a group of business owners along Madison Avenue who remain opposed to designated bicycle lanes are prepared to take their opposition directly to Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.

40. Second Madison Meeting Maps Out Bike Lanes -

A group of more than 100 citizens got a chance to do more than just look at maps of Madison Avenue on Wednesday, July 6.

In the second of three public hearings on proposed bicycle lanes for the two-mile stretch of Madison between Cleveland Avenue and Cooper Street, those at the Minglewood Hall meeting got a chance to mark up the maps with what they would like to see.

41. Maps Marked Up At Second Madison Bike Lane Meeting -

A group of more than 100 citizens got a chance to do more than just look at maps of Madison Avenue Wednesday evening.

In the second of three public hearings on proposed bicycle lanes for the two mile stretch of Madison between Cleveland Ave. and Cooper St., those at the Minglewood Hall meeting got a chance to mark up the maps with what they would like to see.

42. To Bike or Not to Bike -

Reid Hedgepeth had heard vaguely about plans for the Shelby Farms Greenline when it began to take shape two years ago. But the City Council member didn’t quite know what to expect when the greenline began taking shape behind his home in High Point Terrace.

43. Events -

The Baccalaureate Service for the 162nd Session of Rhodes College will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church, 70 N. Bellevue Blvd.

44. Events -

Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club will hold a technology lunch and learn with State Systems Inc. Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Old Venice Pizza Co., 368 Perkins Road Extended. The topic is “Impact of Emerging Technology on Cabling Systems.” For reservations, contact Debbie Jones at 531-6564 or djones@statesystemsinc.com.

45. Playhouse to Hold Original Art Auction -

Playhouse on the Square’s 34th Annual Original Art Auction will be held Saturday at the theater, 66 S. Cooper St.

46. Madison Bike Lane Debate Heats Up -

More than 60 business owners along the Midtown leg of Madison Avenue are coalescing around the idea of something other than a dedicated bicycle lane in both directions on the street.

Their idea is that bicycles and motorized traffic should continue sharing the curb lane in both directions with no new lane markings. That would keep two lanes of motorized traffic both ways.

47. Events -

The Lipscomb & Pitts Breakfast Club will hold a happy hour mixer Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Napa Cafe, 5101 Sanderlin Ave., suite 122. No reservations are required.

48. A Bridge to Cross -

Martyrs Park sits atop the Chickasaw Bluff and overlooks the Mississippi River, its lone modern sculpture a memorial to victims of the 19th century Yellow Fever epidemics that devastated Memphis from the 1850s through the 1870s.

49. YoLo in Midst of Targeted Growth Spurt -

In February 2010, Taylor Berger’s wife introduced him to the concept of self-serve frozen yogurt.

Within half a year, he and partner Mike McCaskill had opened two YoLo Frozen Yogurt stores – one in Collierville’s Historic Town Square and one in East Memphis in the Erin Way Shopping Center. By the end of this summer, the pair plan to have nine more up and running.

50. Events -

The Rotary Club of Memphis Central will meet Friday from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Chickasaw Country Club, 3395 Galloway Ave. Mike Ross-Spang, owner and head trainer at Elite Personal Fitness, will speak. Cost is free for members and first-time guests and $25 for returning guests. For reservations, call Karen Shea at 683-9099.

51. Events -

The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will hold a workshop Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at its office, 5100 Poplar Ave., Suite 502. Tal Frankfurt, founder of Cloud for Good, will speak on the topic “Managing Your Constituents in the Cloud.” Cost is $45 for members, $75 for nonmembers and $40 for those in the Program for Nonprofit Excellence. For more information, call 684-6605 or visit www.npexcellence.org.

52. As Calendar Turns to New Year, Recipe for Success Unchanged -

It takes a particular poverty of the imagination to quote the opening of “A Tale of Two Cities” every time one writes a story summing up a year, and yet 2010 truly does seem as if it were “the best of times and the worst of times” in the local restaurant business.

53. Menlo Deal Tops Noteworthy Leases -

The Daily News in September launched a new weekly column called “Inked” to spotlight Memphis’ commercial leasing landscape.

Despite tough times, local commercial real estate firms were able to ink plenty of deals in the past four months. Here’s a rundown of some of the most noteworthy commercial leases since Inked’s debut:

54. Volunteering Rewards Immeasurable for Kiwanian of the Year Cooper -

Running the Midtown dry-cleaning and laundry business Mercury Valet Service is a full-time job for owner and operator Mike Cooper.

55. Federal Lawsuit Seeks One Count Of Consolidation Votes -

Eight Shelby County voters have filed suit in Memphis federal court against Tennessee Attorney General Bob Cooper, the Shelby County Election Commission and Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett to throw out the requirement that a consolidation charter must pass in two separate votes on the Nov. 2 ballot.

56. Circa Slated for Regalia Space -

Circa by John Bragg restaurant plans to open its East Memphis location at Regalia shopping center, Boyle Investment Co. recently announced.

57. Taking Care of Business -

A diverse mix of Memphis businesses is defying the odds and finding success spanning multiple family generations. Grant & Co., Champion Awards, Jim’s Place East, Barden Stone and Broadway Pizza are among the Memphis institutions thriving under second- and third-generation ownership and management.

58. Oldham Resignation Leaves Behind Questions for Future Elections -

The U.S. Justice Department’s interest in the race for Shelby County sheriff has added an election eve surprise to the contest that could have longer lasting implications.

Chief Deputy Sheriff Bill Oldham, the Republican nominee for sheriff, has resigned from the department’s No. 2 position.

59. Sheriff's Candidate Oldham Resigns From Dept. Post -

Chief Deputy Sheriff Bill Oldham has resigned from the department’s number two position following a complaint alleging his candidacy violates the Hatch Act.

60. Sheriff's Candidate Oldham Resigns From Dept. Post -

Chief Deputy Sheriff Bill Oldham has resigned from the department’s number two position following a complaint alleging his candidacy violates the Hatch Act.

61. Tenn. Resolution Urges Probe of Floodwater Release -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Tennessee state lawmakers want their congressional counterparts to investigate the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' release of water during historic flooding in Middle Tennessee earlier this month.

62. McWherter Steps up Governor’s Race Efforts -

The race for Tennessee governor moves into full view locally now that the county primaries have been decided.

Mike McWherter, the only major candidate for governor among the Democrats, has campaigned differently in Shelby County.

63. Sponsor of 'Health Freedom Act' Disputes AG Cost -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The sponsor of a proposal to allow Tennesseans to opt out of a new federal health care law said Wednesday that there shouldn't be a cost for legal action by the state's attorney general.

64. Tenn. House to Vote on 'Health Freedom Act' -

NASHVILLE (AP) - A bill seeking to allow Tennesseans to opt out of a new federal health care law is headed for a full House vote.

The House Commerce Committee voted 19-11 to advance the measure sponsored by Republican Rep. Mike Bell of Riceville.

65. AG Questions Constitutionality of 'Health Freedom' -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - State Attorney General Bob Cooper is questioning the constitutionality of a bill to allow Tennesseans to opt out of the new federal health care law.

66. Health Freedom Act Moves on to House Committee -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Scores cheered as Tennessee legislation that would require the state attorney general to mount a legal challenge to the massive federal health care overhaul progressed in the House on Wednesday.

67. Another Kind of Drug War -

Walgreens’ buyout of 17 local drug stores is the first salvo in a brewing battle for the Memphis market between the nation’s largest retail pharmacy and its closet competitor, CVS.

With the purchase of the prescription files of area Super D and Ike’s drug stores, Walgreens will increase its market share just as CVS is making inroads into Memphis. Walgreens will also lock up two prime locations by obtaining the two Ike’s stores at 2145 Union Ave. and 5040 Park Ave.

68. Midtown Nursery Expands in Time for Green Season -

A nursery in Midtown whose owner likes to jump at opportunities will spread its green thumb to two new locations in time for planting season this year.

By temporarily taking over two well-known sites of now-closed nurseries, Mike Earnest, owner of Midtown Nursery at 2120 Central Ave. at Cooper Street, hopes to cross-promote his permanent location.

69. Congress: Connections With Toyota -

Several lawmakers on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which is holding a hearing Wednesday on the Toyota recalls, have Toyota factories and offices in their states or even their districts. A look at some of the automaker's ties:

70. Commission to Limit Adult Businesses -

The Shelby County Commission today will take the first of three votes on a city-county ordinance designed to further restrict adult entertainment businesses.

The commission meeting begins at 1:30 p.m. at the County Administration Building at 160 N. Main St.

71. UofM-Area Residents Work to Salvage 38111 -

For Tk Buchanan, community development specialist for the University of Memphis Center for Community Building and Neighborhood Action (CBANA), the 587 foreclosures last year in the 38111 ZIP code are more than a statistic.

72. Tenn. Anti-Gang Law Largely Unused Since Passage -

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.

73. Southern Heritage Classic Founder Receives Lifetime Achievement Award -

Fred Jones has received the Arthur S. Holmon Lifetime Achievement Award from the University of Memphis Black Student Association.

74. US Ups Ante On Haitian Assistance; Memphians Chip In -

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama said Thursday that “one of the largest relief efforts in our recent history” is moving toward Haiti as he continued to mobilize the U.S. response to the island’s devastating earthquake.

75. Local Support for Haiti Relief Effort Picks Up -

Memphis-area organizations and businesses are participating in big and small ways in relief efforts for Haiti, the Caribbean nation that was devastated by a 7.0 earthquake Tuesday.

Tennessee Task Force One has not yet been deployed to Haiti. But Dr. Joe Holley, medical director for TNTF1, told The Daily News in an e-mail today that deployment could be coming.

76. Restaurants Embrace New Normal -

“For 2010, I’d like to see a 20 percent increase in revenue,” said Jeff Dunham, owner and chef at the popular Grove Grill in East Memphis.

77. Online Orders Boost Christmas Tree Demand -

Mike Earnest of Midtown Nursery received only a partial shipment of the Christmas trees he ordered from a North Carolina supplier, then sold out two weeks ago. He managed to get 30 more trees Sunday, so hope is not lost for procrastinating customers. The supply of trees is less this year because demand has risen, and some growers are crediting Internet sales for the trend.

78. French Quarter Suites Hotel Bought Back by Original Owner -

2144 Madison Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104
Sale Amounts: $1 Million; $300,000; $200,000

Sale Dates:Nov. 20, Nov. 5 and Nov. 12, 2009
Buyer:FQI LLC
Sellers:Lodgian Memphis Property Owner LLC, Horace and Ann Proctor, and Martha D. Sutton
Loan Amount:$1.3 million
Loan Date:Nov. 30, 2009
Maturity Date:Nov. 20, 2010
Lender:Triumph Bank

79. Events -

The Center for Southern Folklore will host a free performance by singer and guitarist James Bonner today from noon to 1 p.m. at the center, 123 S. Main St. For more information, call 525-3655.

80. Events -

Talk Shoppe will present “Open Microphone” Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South, 3693 Tyndale Drive. For more information, call Jo Garner at 482-0354.

81. Events -

Talk Shoppe will present “Open Microphone” Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South, 3693 Tyndale Drive. For more information, call Jo Garner at 482-0354.

82. Grousing Abounds as Strip Club Renovations Proceed -

Makeshift signs posted around the building at 777 N. White Station Road encourage potential visitors to ignore the construction in progress.

83. Ike’s Plans Expansion to Collierville -

A 10,000-square-foot Ike’s drugstore is coming to West Poplar Avenue in Collierville now that the Arkansas-based company that owns and operates the chain has bought the land and announced plans to begin building after the start of the new year.

84. Events -

The Memphis Rotary Club will meet today at noon at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Mike Moffatt, governor of Rotary District 6800, will speak. Lunch is $18 per person and reservations are required. For reservations, e-mail Taylor Hughes at taylor@memphisrotary.org.

85. Events -

The Memphis Symphony Chorus will hold auditions to find new chorus members for the 2009-2010 season today at 6 p.m. at Balmoral Presbyterian Church, 6413 Quince Road. Interested people should call the Memphis Symphony office at 537-2500 or e-mail info@memphissymphonychorus.org.

86. Events -

The Dixon Gallery and Gardens will host Talks on the Terrace with Mike Berkley today from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Dixon, 4339 Park Ave. Berkley is the co-owner of GroWild Inc. Cost is $15 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Reservations and pre-payment are required. For more information, call 761-5250.

87. Events -

The Dixon Gallery and Gardens will host Talks on the Terrace with Mike Berkley Tuesday from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Dixon, 4339 Park Ave. Berkley is the co-owner of GroWild Inc. Cost is $15 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Reservations and pre-payment are required. For more information, call 761-5250.

88. Events -

The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will present a workshop titled “Coaching 101” today from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Alliance office, 5100 Poplar Ave., Suite 502. Donna Pope will lead the workshop. Cost is $65 for members, $125 for nonmembers and $55 for those in the Program for Nonprofit Excellence. For more information, call 684-6605 or visit www.npexcellence.org.

89. Events -

The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will present a workshop titled “Writing for Government Grants” Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Alliance office, 5100 Poplar Ave., Suite 502. Cathy Marcinko will lead the workshop. Cost is $99 for members, $150 for nonmembers and $89 for those in the Program for Nonprofit Excellence. Reservations are due today. For reservations, call 684-6605 or e-mail adeberry@npexcellence.org.

90. Bredesen Bill on Restaurant Calorie Counts Fails -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Gov. Phil Bredesen's proposal to require calorie counts on menus at chain restaurants in Tennessee has failed for the year.

The proposal carried by House Democratic Caucus Chairman Mike Turner of Old Hickory was sent to a summer study committee by the Public Health and Family Assistance Subcommittee on Tuesday.

91. Rival Bills Advancing on Tenn. Judicial Selection -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee Supreme Court justices could be challenged in re-election campaigns under a proposal advanced by a Senate panel on Wednesday. But House leaders are voicing support for a rival measure with a more limited scope.

92. Man Bankrolls New Nursery From Personal Savings -

Mike Earnest didn’t let a frozen credit market or a beaten-down economy stop him from pursuing a business opportunity.

93. Cooper Tire to Close Albany, Ga., Plant -

TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) - With tax incentives and worker concessions, four cities in four states vied to keep their Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. plant open after the Ohio-based company said the weakening economy would cause it to shutter one of its U.S. plants.

94. Events -

The Engineers' Club of Memphis Inc. will meet today at noon at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. The cost is $12 and no reservations are required. Mike Glasgow, regional engineer at Uni-Bell PVC Pipe Association, will speak about "Deep Burial of PVC Gravity Sewer."

95. Events -

Lakeside Behavioral Health System will host the 2008 Employee Assistance Program Conference today from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the main Lakeside campus, 2911 Brunswick Road in Bartlett. The conference is provided as a service to regional behavioral health professionals at no cost. For more information or to register, call 377-4700, Ext. 267.

96. Tenn. AG: Pay Ban for Illegal Immigrants Unconstitutional -

NASHVILLE (AP) - The state attorney general has issued a legal opinion that a legislative proposal to make it a crime for illegal immigrants to accept pay for work done in Tennessee is unconstitutional.

97. Council Wrangles With Strip Club Ordinance -

The Memphis City Council's discussion about regulating strip clubs lurched back to life this month with council passage on the second of three readings of a controversial ordinance.

Much of the council's debate dealt with passing an ordinance that would replace the one passed by the Shelby County Board of Commissioners last year that covers the unincorporated county as well as Memphis.

98. City Council Races Overflow With 83 Candidates Filing -

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.

99. House Bill Penalizes Cos.Employing Illegal Immigrants -      Businesses could lose their operating licenses if they're found to knowingly employ illegal immigrants under a bill approved unanimously by the House Thursday.
     The state could suspend a

100. Baker Donelson Names Roberts Pro Bono Attorney of the Year -

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC has named Kristine L. Roberts its Memphis Pro Bono Attorney of the Year. Roberts was honored for her work as a volunteer with the Attorney of the Day Courthouse Advice Clinic at the Shelby County Courthouse. She also is handling a case for Memphis Area Legal Services. Roberts serves on the Access to Justice Committee of the Memphis Bar Association and volunteers as a judge for educational mock trial events.