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1. Titans Buying What New Coaches Selling -

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Titans did what few believed they could do when they went into Kansas City and dominated the Chiefs on Sunday.

And while one win is hardly enough for Titans fans to start making Super Bowl reservations, there is the sense that something is vastly different about this organization from the past few years.

2. Events -

Memphis Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, July 8, at noon at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Dr. Diane Knight, medical center director for the Memphis VA hospital, will speak. Cost is $20 at the door. RSVP to taylor@memphisrotary.org.

3. Former Democratic Senator Pleads Guilty to Theft -

WINCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) – Former Democratic state Sen. Eric Stewart has pleaded guilty to a theft charge.

4. 15 Vie for County Commission Seat -

Shelby County Commissioners will interview a group of 15 citizens Wednesday, Jan. 8, who want to become the newest member of the elected body.

The committee session interviews come before the full commission is to vote Monday, Jan. 13, on a replacement for Commissioner Wyatt Bunker.

5. Former Democratic Senator Facing Charges -

WINCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) – Former Democratic state Sen. Eric Stewart has been indicted on charges of theft and insurance fraud.

6. LRK Turns 30 With Eye Toward Growth -

LRK Inc. is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, and the full-service architectural, planning, environmental and interior design firm is involved with a diverse range of high-profile projects, both locally and nationally, with the intent of creating special places for clients and users.

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. GOP House: Keep Government Open, Hit 'Obamacare' -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Charting a collision course with the White House, the Republican-controlled House approved legislation Friday to wipe out the three-year-old health care law that President Barack Obama has vowed to preserve – and simultaneously prevent a partial government shutdown that neither party claims to want.

9. 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.

10. Dodge Default, Defund Obamacare, GOP Leaders Say -

WASHINGTON (AP) – House Republicans vowed Wednesday to pass legislation that would prevent a partial government shutdown and avoid a historic national default while simultaneously canceling out Obamacare, inaugurating a new round of political brinkmanship as critical deadlines approach.

11. House Approves Bill Preventing Shutdown March 27 -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Republican-controlled House approved legislation Wednesday to prevent a government shutdown on March 27 and blunt the impact of newly imposed spending cuts on the Defense Department.

12. Events -

The Orpheum Theatre will present “Anything Goes” Tuesday, Feb. 26, through March 3 at the theater, 203 S. Main St. Visit orpheum-memphis.com or call 525-3000 for showtimes and tickets.

13. Events -

Rhodes College will host Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, presenting “A New Vision of Islam in America,” as part of its free Communities in Conversation Series Monday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. in the McCallum Ballroom of the Bryan Campus Life Center on campus, 2000 North Parkway. Visit rhodes.edu.

14. I-Bank Grows in Namesake East Memphis Office Tower -

Independent Bank has expanded its headquarters at I-Bank Tower to primarily accommodate its Mortgage Lending Division.

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. Ritz Settles In as Commission Chairman -

Shelby County Commissioners had some new seating arrangements and committee assignments Monday, Sept. 10, as commissioner Mike Ritz began his yearlong term as chairman of the body.

Former chairman and Democrat Sidney Chism was seated next to former chairman pro tempore and Republican Wyatt Bunker.

17. Love and Gibson Appointed To Countywide School Board -

Shelby County Commissioners appointed Mary Anne Gibson and Oscar Love Monday, Sept. 10, to the countywide school board.

18. Commission to Appoint School Board Members -

Shelby County Commissioners will appoint two new members to the countywide school board at their Monday, Sept. 10, meeting.

The commission meeting is at 1:30 p.m. at the Vasco Smith County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St.

19. Commission Opens Process of Board Appointments -

Shelby County Commissioners voted Monday, Aug. 27, to open the process of appointing two citizens to the countywide school board. Those two appointees would fill the vacancies created by the election in August of David Pickler and David Reaves to the countywide board from their seats on the old Shelby County Schools board.

20. Events -

The Society for Human Resource Management Memphis chapter ethics council will hold a Dutch treat breakfast Tuesday, Aug. 28, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Treetops Cafe at International Paper, 6400 Poplar Ave., tower 3, room 100. The topic is “You’ve Got a Code … Now What? Training Your Employees.” Cost is $5. R.S.V.P. to cynthia@hrprosmemphis.com.

21. Events -

Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir will address the Germantown board of mayor and aldermen Monday, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m. in the council chambers, 1930 S. Germantown Road. The open forum will include an update on property tax revenue and economic trends affecting the community. Visit shelbycountytrustee.com.

22. Basar Prepares for Commission Service -

The newest Shelby County Commissioner will take the oath of office Sept. 5 at the Vasco Smith County Administration Building.

Steve Basar was elected to the District 1 Position 3 seat in the August elections.

23. Watershed Day -

The unofficial vote totals are in from Thursday’s county general and state and federal primary elections in Shelby County, but no one involved believed the last cartridge read at the Shelby County Election Commission would be the last word on the results.

24. Day of Answers -

Polls open across Shelby County at 7 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, in elections that already promise to be memorable for problems during the early voting period as well as the mixture of issues and one-of-a-kind contests on the ballot.

25. Commission Stands By Commenter Subpoena -

No matter where they are on the municipal school districts issue, most Shelby County Commissioners were surprised by the subpoena issued last week by attorneys trying to have the municipal school districts legislation declared unconstitutional.

26. Resource Entertainment Group Plans Growth, New Offerings -

Resource Entertainment Group is continuing a steady growth path and looks to expand thanks to a new website as well as management of a new Downtown event space called The Columns.

The entertainment services company specializes in live entertainment, production services, entertainment consulting and event programming expertise. The company manages some of the Mid-South’s most popular entertainers and provides bands, DJs, speakers, audio systems, concert lighting, staging and tech crews.

27. Wal-Mart CEO Says Co. Committed to Compliance -

FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. (AP) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc. CEO Mike Duke said Friday that the retailer is committed to integrity in the wake of recent bribery allegations in Mexico.

Duke joined other executives including chairman Robson Walton, the son of founder Sam Walton, at the company's annual meeting on Friday in pledging that Wal-Mart will get to the bottom of the allegations.

28. Cost Analysis Sparks Little Reaction -

Shelby County Commissioner Mike Ritz noted that before he finished his presentation Wednesday, May 16, on how much municipal school systems in the suburbs could cost, other commissioners had already emailed the proposal to suburban mayors backing the move to municipal school districts.

29. Copter Drones Dominate Commission Debate -

A plan by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office to buy two miniature helicopter drones hit some political turbulence Monday, May 7, among Shelby County Commissioners concerned about privacy issues.

“The potential for abuse is great,” said Commissioner Brent Taylor. “They could peer into our private spaces without a warrant.”

30. Commission Considers Jury Space Upgrades -

Shelby County Commissioners will consider a $250,000 upgrade of the Shelby County Jury Commission space at 157 Poplar Ave. during their Monday, April 9, meeting.

31. Commission’s Redistricting Battle Moves to Court Decision -

There will be no fourth try at a redistricting plan by the Shelby County Commission. The issue will be decided by Shelby County Chancellor Arnold Goldin probably sometime in mid-May.

32. Commission Confirms Move of Redistricting Standoff To Court -

There will be no fourth try at a redistricting plan by the Shelby County Commission. The issue will be decided by Chancellor Arnold Goldin probably sometime in mid-May.

33. County Redistricting Battle Continues -

Shelby County Commissioners will meet privately with their attorneys Monday, March 26, to see whether they have any options left in a redistricting scrap that is now firmly in the courts.

The commission meets in formal open session Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Vasco Smith County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St.

34. Events -

The RISE Foundation’s Responsible Lending Collaborative will meet Monday, March 19, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 1548 Poplar Ave.

35. County Commission - Luttrell Clash on Urgency of School Transfer Rules -

Shelby County Commissioners approved Friday, Feb. 10, a resolution authorizing Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell to negotiate with the countywide school board on the terms of a transfer of school buildings in the event suburban municipal school districts are formed.

36. Commission Tries Again at Redistricting -

The votes are still close on the Shelby County Commission as the group takes the first vote Monday, Feb. 6, on its third try at redistricting.

The plan that’s up for the first of three readings is a conversion of the 13-member, five-district body to 13 single-member districts covering all of Shelby County.

37. Stax, Grizzlies Pair for Online Auction -

The Soulsville Foundation and the Memphis Grizzlies will hold its second annual online Staxtacular auction to benefit the Stax Music Academy Wednesday, Feb 1.

The auction will include items from the music, sports and entertainment worlds. Some of the items will be reserved for the live auction.

38. County Commission Starts Over On Redistricting, Resolves Some Turmoil -

A seven-vote majority for leaving the Shelby County Commission at five districts collapsed dramatically Monday, Jan. 23. And at the same commission meeting a resolution to change the ground rules to permit a majority vote to remove the chairman was withdrawn. Meanwhile, a censure resolution against two commissioners also fizzled as larger differences among commissioners continued to emerge.

39. Commission Takes Up Redistricting and Ouster Rule Change -

Shelby County Commission members pick up Monday, Jan. 23, where they left off last Wednesday – in turmoil and possibly headed for a political realignment of the partisan body along something other than party lines.

40. Commission Strife Deepens with Censure, Ouster Moves -

A deadlock among Shelby County Commission members on a redistricting plan moved into uncharted and roiling political waters Wednesday, Jan. 18, with a censure resolution and a possible move to oust Sidney Chism as chairman of the body.

41. Commission Strife Deepens with Censure, Ouster Moves -

A deadlock among Shelby County Commission members on a redistricting plan moved into uncharted and roiling political waters Wednesday, Jan. 18, with a censure resolution and a possible move to oust Sidney Chism as chairman of the body.

42. County Commission to Start Over on Redistricting Talks -

Shelby County commissioners will try to start their stalled redistricting process from square one next week with a special meeting.

Commissioners agreed Monday, Jan. 9, to start the three-reading process of the redistricting ordinance from the beginning.

43. County Redistricting Goes to Court -

Three Shelby County commissioners – one Democrat and two Republicans – filed suit against the full commission Tuesday, Jan. 3, over the body's stalled deliberations on a redistricting plan.

44. 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.

45. District Lines on Tap for Commission -

Five days is a long time in politics. That’s the gap between the Monday, Dec. 19, meeting of the Shelby County Commission and the special meeting of the commission last Wednesday.

At the special meeting, commissioners again floated a new redistricting plan that would keep the 13-member body at five districts covering all of Shelby County.

46. Luttrell Proposes Employee Bonuses -

A one-time pay bonus for county employees the same year that jobs were cut in county government tops the Monday, Dec. 5, agenda of the Shelby County Commission.

The commission meets at 1:30 p.m. at the Vasco Smith County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St.

47. Chism Vying With Jackson for Court Clerk -

With one week to the filing deadline, the race for General Sessions Court Clerk is the busiest of the four races to be decided next year in the March 6 county primaries and the Aug. 2 general elections.

48. Chism Vying With Jackson for GS Court Clerk -

With one week to the filing deadline, the race for General Sessions Court Clerk is the busiest of the four races to be decided next year in the March 6 county primaries and the Aug. 2 general elections.

49. Annual Toy Truck Drive Seeks Donations -

The 10th annual WRVR Toy Truck Drive to benefit children served by Porter-Leath will be held Nov. 28 to Dec. 2 from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Bud Davis Cadillac, 5433 Poplar Ave.

50. Redistricting Plan Delayed a Fortnight -

A plan for redistricting the Shelby County Commission into more multimember districts was delayed for another two weeks Monday, Oct. 31, as commissioners debated more changes to the district boundaries and procedure.

51. Taylor Voted to Vacant Seat on County Commission -

Former Memphis City Council member Brent Taylor is the newest Shelby County Commissioner.

Taylor got seven votes from the remaining 12 commissioners on the third round of voting Monday, Oct. 17.

52. Taylor Appointed To Commission - CCHS Claims Family Planning Contract -

Former Memphis City Council member Brent Taylor is the newest Shelby County Commissioner.

Taylor, a Republican, won the District 1 Postion 3 seat vacated by Republican commissioner Mike Carpenter this month.

53. Rhodes and U of M Hold Chitlin’ Circuit Symposium -

The Chitlin’ Circuit Symposium will be held Oct. 27 and Oct. 28 on the campuses of the University of Memphis and Rhodes College.

The symposium is a joint venture between Rhodes’ Mike Curb Institute for Music and the U of M’s Marcus Orr Center for the Humanities.

54. Commission to Fill Carpenter’s Seat -

The Shelby County Commission should be back at full strength by the end of the Monday, Oct. 17, meeting of the body.

Monday’s agenda includes the appointment of a new District 1 commissioner to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Mike Carpenter.

55. Library Hosts Discussion on Conflicts of Interest -

The Memphis Public Library will host a panel discussion titled “Conflict of Interest – Where Do We Draw the Line?” Sunday, Oct. 16, at 3 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave.

56. Six Apply for Carpenter’s Commission Seat -

Shelby County commissioners interview contenders Wednesday, Oct. 12, for the District 1 seat vacancy following the Oct. 1 resignation of Mike Carpenter, who left to become state director of StudentsFirst, an education reform nonprofit based in Nashville.

57. Carpenter Reflects on Five-Year Run -

As Memphis voters prepare to bring to an end another city campaign season, Shelby County Commissioner Mike Carpenter just ended a five-year run on the Shelby County Commission.

58. Exchange Club Announces New Board Members -

The Exchange Club Family Center has announced new board members as well as officers for 2011-2012.

Officers are Dan O’Brien, president; George Goldhoff, vice president; Grant Adams, treasurer; Adrienne Dailey-Evans, secretary; and Lucia Heros, immediate past president.

59. Coalition of Moderate Dems Loses More Members -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Blue Dogs may be losing their bark. Despite polls showing a desire for more compromise in Washington, the political climate for moderate to conservative Democrats in the House has continued to deteriorate.

60. Events -

The GOTV Club will present a seminar titled “Healthcare Reform for Business Owners” Tuesday, July 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave., suite 909. Philip Johnson of Argyle Benefits Consultants will speak. Cost is $25. To register, visit thegotvclubjuly.eventbrite.com.

61. 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.

62. 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.

63. Unemployment Rises in More Than Half of US Metros -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Unemployment rates rose last month in more than half of the nation's largest metro areas, driven higher by weak private-sector hiring and natural disasters.

The unemployment rate increased in 210 metro areas in May, the Labor Department said Wednesday. It fell in 131 cities and remained unchanged in 37. That's a sharp reversal from April, when unemployment rates dropped in more than 90 percent of metro areas.

64. 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.

65. Black Equip. Supply Grows Memphis Presence -

Black Equipment Supply is relocating its Memphis presence to a space that nearly doubles the size of the firm’s former location.

The company will vacate its 14,000-square-foot space off Cherry Road and has signed a 25,372-square-foot lease at Shelby Air Park, 4570 Shelby Air Drive, suite 8.

66. FDA Proposes Calorie Counts on Menus -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Like it or not, many restaurant diners will soon know more about what they are eating under new menu labeling requirements proposed by the Food and Drug Administration.

67. Verso CEO Named Executive of the Year -

Mike Jackson, president and chief executive officer of Verso Paper Corp., was named the 2011 Executive of the Year by Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry and Paper Industry Management Association.

68. 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.

69. Stax Holds First Online Auction -

The Soulsville Foundation and the Memphis Grizzlies will launch for the first time an online Staxtacular auction to benefit the Stax Music Academy Tuesday.

The auction will include a variety of items from the music, sports and entertainment worlds.

70. Family Dollar Signs 2 Leases for Stores -

Family Dollar has signed a 12,000-square-foot lease at 2754 Lamar Ave. Shawn Massey, partner with The Shopping Center Group LLC, represented the tenant. Harold Blockman with Keller Williams Realty Inc. represented the landlord, Chong K and Dul S. Pae.

71. Leadership Academy Luncheon Will Focus on Urban Education -

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.

72. 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:

73. Town Square Shift -

Collierville’s historic Town Square has been a gathering spot and source of pride for the town since around Civil War times. In all those decades, the Square – like the town itself – has undergone major shifts, reinventing itself time and again to meet the needs of a changing, growing population.

74. Exchange Club Announces Board -

The Exchange Club Family Center has announced new board members and officers for 2010-2011.

The new board members are Grant Adams, Holly Walters Craft, Adrienne Daily-Evans, Dr. Sheryl Davis, Handel Durham, Joe Fracchia, Dr. Patrick Randolph, Mike Fay, Dr. John Holmes, Shelly Rice and Rick Holland.

75. Huckabee to be Keynote At Salvation Army Dinner -

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee will be the keynote speaker at The Salvation Army’s “Everyday Heroes: Building a Solid Community” Annual Dinner May 17.

Huckabee is currently the host of Fox News Channel’s weekend show “Huckabee” and ABC Radio Network’s “Huckabee Report.”

76. Ramsey's 1st Ad Promises to Give Feds 'The Boot' -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Republican state Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey's first gubernatorial campaign advertisement launched Wednesday promises to give the federal government "the boot" if it runs afoul of Tennessee principles.

77. Democrat McWherter's Fundraising Lags His GOP Foes -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jackson businessman Mike McWherter has cleared the Democratic gubernatorial field. The fundraising front has proven more problematic.

Aside from a $1 million contribution from himself, McWherter reported raising only about $103,000 in the first quarter. That contrasts with the Republican field, where Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam has amassed nearly $1.3 million and U.S. Rep. Zach Wamp of Chattanooga reported about $510,500 in contributions.

78. Project Greenway -

There’s no doubt 2010 will go down as a watershed year for the Wolf River Greenway, the $28 million, 22-mile nature corridor that traces the Wolf River from Memphis’ eastern border to Downtown.

The team responsible for giving life to the Greenway – the city parks department, the Wolf River Conservancy and the Hyde Family Foundations – has achieved a pair of key milestones, both of which are being celebrated as the jumpstart this project sorely needed.

79. 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.

80. Morrow Named Admin of the Year -

Tennessee Recovery Act Management Office Administrator Mike Morrow has been named Administrator of the Year by the Tennessee Chapter of the American Society of Public Administration.

81. Memphis Bar Association Names New Board Members -

The Memphis Bar Association has appointed new officers and new members to the board of directors for 2010.

Ricky E. Wilkins of the Law Offices of Ricky E. Wilkins will serve as president. John Cannon of Shuttleworth Williams PLLC will serve as vice president and Gary K. Smith of Apperson Crump Maxwell PLC will serve as treasurer. Linda Warren Seely of Memphis Area Legal Services Inc. will serve as secretary.

82. MED Task Force Members Appointed -

Shelby County Interim Mayor Joyce Avery and County Commissioner Joe Ford, who will become county mayor Dec. 10, have appointed a task force to brainstorm short- and long-term solutions to the revenue crisis at the Regional Medical Center at Memphis.

83. Events -

The Memphis Public Library and Information Center Board of Trustees will meet today at 2 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. For more information, call 415-2846.

84. FDA Questions Safety of Alcoholic Energy Drinks -

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is challenging makers of alcohol-infused energy drinks to prove their beverages are safe, citing complaints that the products can cause risky behavior and injury.

85. Lawmaker Cusses Out Fellow Missourian in House -

WASHINGTON (AP) - Show me some civility, Republicans cried Friday after a Missouri congressman speaking on the House floor was caught on microphone apparently cussing out a fellow Missourian.

86. A River Runs Through Us: Memphis’ once and future connection with the Wolf -

A cottonmouth slithers through the marsh. A wolf spider clings to a cypress tree. A white heron soars above the bottomland forest.

Paddle a canoe down the Ghost River section of the Wolf River in Fayette County and you’ll travel through multiple, distinct ecosystems teeming with wildlife. But while animal sightings convey the true spirit of the Wolf, only one creature – the elusive “river rat” – can verbalize why this river and its wetland corridor are so important.

87. Events -

The Seventh Annual Chick-fil-A 5K Run/Walk will be held today at 9 a.m. Downtown. Registration will be held in the entry plaza of AutoZone Park. The race will begin on Front Street at Gayoso Lane. The race benefits Junior Achievement. To register, visit www.chickfila5k.com.

88. Events -

MPACT Memphis will hold a Lunch Bunch today at noon at MPACT’s office, 506 S. Main St. To R.S.V.P., contact Joy Turner at jturner@mpactmemphis.org or 528-8340.

89. 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.

90. 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.

91. Report: Times Co. Will Take Bids to Sell Globe -

BOSTON (AP) - The New York Times Co. appears interested in getting rid of The Boston Globe, hiring investment bank Goldman Sachs to manage a potential sale of a newspaper that has plummeted in value since its purchase in 1993, the Globe reported Wednesday.

92. Events -

The Center for Southern Folklore will launch its new online exhibit “Taylor Made: The Life and Work of Rev. L.O. Taylor” today. The exhibit can be accessed at the center’s Web site at www.southernfolklore.com.

93. 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.

94. More Cash Available for First-Time Buyers -

The Memphis Area Home Builders Association is launching a program that will allow first-time homebuyers to borrow their down payments from the organization’s nonprofit division and repay it from their $8,000 federal tax credits.

95. Events -

The Engineers’ Club of Memphis Inc. will hold its weekly meeting and lunch today at 11:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Phillip Stuckert, city engineer for Lakeland, will present “Lakeland New Construction Specification.” Cost is $14. No reservations are required.

96. Minglewood Open for Business -

The initial phase of Minglewood Plaza, a $5 million mixed-use development in the heart of Midtown, opened to the public Friday night, giving Memphis a much needed, mid-sized entertainment venue and giving new life to a building that has been home to a bread factory, a music store and a church.

97. Events -

The Engineers’ Club of Memphis Inc. will hold its weekly meeting and lunch today at 11:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn–University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Mike Baker, assistant air traffic manager at the Memphis International Tower, will present “How We Do What We Do.” Cost is $14. No reservations are required.

98. Events -

The Small Business Solutions Series will kick off with “Making 71 Percent More Profit by Working Only 10 Percent Better” today from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at ParMasters Golf Training Center, 888 S. White Station Road. Business coach Mark van Stolk of Calaveras Business Coaching LLC will speak. Cost is $30 per session, $90 for the four-seminar series and free for the first 10 participants to sign up. For more information, visit www.businesssolutionsseries.com or call 753-3753.

99. Events -

Memphis Invest will hold a wealth-building seminar titled “For the Seasoned Investor” today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its in-house training center, 130 Timber Creek Drive. The events are free and open to the public. For more information, call Memphis Invest at 877-773-9998.

100. Events -

The Memphis Advertising Federation is asking for entries for the ADDY competition by today. The ADDY competition recognizes creative excellence in advertising. Entries must be dropped off at the Fogelman Executive Center at the University of Memphis between 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.memphisadfed.org, www.addypills.com or call Marcia Anthony at 321-7638.