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1. Gambling Industry Fights Self on Internet Gambling -

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Many experts believe online wagering is the future of gambling, but the casino industry is increasingly divided on the issue.

The latest evidence of the split came Monday as the Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling launched the first commercial in a six-figure campaign warning of the dangers of legalized Internet gambling. The coalition is emphasizing the possibility that criminals and terrorists may use online gambling to launder money.

2. Sesley-Baymon Named CEO of Memphis Urban League -

Tonja Sesley-Baymon has been appointed president and CEO of the Memphis Urban League by its board of directors. Sesley-Baymon, who has worked with the league for eight years, previously served as programs director for the 70-year-old organization. In her new role, she will provide executive leadership to the league and advocate on behalf of social justice and economic issues affecting Memphis.

3. Wonderstone Worth Wait -

Since writing about magician David Kwong last November, I’ve been waiting for “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” to come out. David’s listed as one of the film’s two magic consultants at IMDB, though I saw three names in the film’s credits. I enjoyed the film on the day it was released, and now I’m watching the reviews roll in on Rotten Tomatoes.

4. Now Showing: Memphis Rocks -

Last week we discussed the importance of crafting a legacy statement to help steer your life and priorities, while affording future generations something to cherish. This week, let us re-focus on our civic pride campaign, “Memphis Rocks,” which is now featured on thousands of T-shirts being worn around the Mid-South and in various cities around the globe.

5. It’s Magic -

Nine-year-old Joel Brown, a fourth-grader at Moody Elementary in White Hall, Ark., and his dad, Chris, a Jefferson County deputy clerk, arrived at Sturgis Hall at 4:20 last Friday (Oct. 26). Busy with her nursing school studies, mom Stacy couldn’t come.

6. Memphis Rocks in Film Festival -

Last week we discussed Crosstown Arts, which is a local nonprofit working to cultivate the arts and revitalize the Sears Crosstown Building. This week let us refocus on “Memphis Rocks,” which recently was the subject of a reader-response series featuring your perspectives on what makes Memphis so unique and special. As a quick refresher, “Memphis Rocks” is a civic pride campaign that promotes our city and is designed as a give back, supporting the Memphis Police Department Fallen Officer Memorial. Now for the exciting news: Memphis Rocks will be a category at the 14th Annual Memphis International Film & Music Festival.

7. Solomon Shares ‘Pictures of Hope’ With Children -

Nationally recognized photojournalist and author Linda Solomon traveled to Memphis Tuesday, Sept. 18, to share her lifelong passion for photography and to encourage children from underprivileged backgrounds to follow their own hopes and dreams.

8. Actor Freeman Out of Dining Biz -

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Memphis-born actor Morgan Freeman and his business partner, lawyer Bill Luckett, are ending their 10-year run as owners of Clarksdale’s Madidi Restaurant, an upscale establishment in the heart of the Mississippi Delta.

9. Dem Luckett Touts Economic Record in Miss Gov's Race -

CLARKSDALE, Miss. (AP) — Bill Luckett still vividly remembers his first work in helping renovate buildings. He was a ninth grader, and he sanded walls for house painters in his hometown of Clarksdale.

10. Grammy Museum Branching Out With Site in Miss. -

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A Grammy museum will be built in Mississippi, the hub of the Delta blues.

Bob Santelli, executive director of the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, announced Thursday that the museum's first branch outside California will be built in Cleveland, Miss.

11. Peabody Soul Gala Nets $250K for MED -

Heavy soul and deep grooves were in the air at The Peabody hotel’s Grand Ballroom Friday night as 14 soul legends took the stage to raise money for The Regional Medical Center at Memphis and to celebrate two-time Grammy Award winner Peabo Bryson’s 60th birthday.

12. Who’s Who of Soul to Perform for MED Foundation -

More than a dozen legendary soul artists plan to bring down the house – in this case The Peabody hotel – during a one-night-only, blowout concert benefiting The MED Foundation, the fundraising arm of The Regional Medical Center at Memphis.

13. Roundtable Tackles Trademark Infringement -

The law firm of Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC will hold a roundtable discussion Thursday on the topic “Use of Competitor’s Trademark in Keyword Advertising: Infringement or Not?”

The event is part of the American Bar Association’s Intellectual Property litigation series.

14. Three Candidates Launch Bids for Miss Governor -

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republicans Phil Bryant and Dave Dennis and Democrat Bill Luckett have been campaigning for governor for months. On Monday, the first work day of the 2011 election year, they ramped up their efforts.

15. Whalum and Webb Draw Challengers In School Board Races -

Memphis school board members Betty Mallott and Martavius Jones were unopposed at Thursday’s filing deadline for the four Memphis school board races on the Nov. 2 ballot. Noon was the deadline for candidates to file their qualifying petitions in the school board races as well as three sets of municipal elections in Bartlett, Collierville and Germantown.

16. RedRover Emerges From Incubator -

About six months ago the team at RedRover noticed quarters were getting a little cramped. The sales and marketing company is one of about 26 percolating in the business incubator EmergeMemphis.

And although RedRover hadn’t yet been there the three to five years typical for companies in the program, its phenomenal business growth and expanding staff made managing partner Lori Turner began thinking it might be time to move into their own space. ”We just felt it was time to have our own footprint — our own space,” Turner said.

17. Federal Money Factor in Miss. Charter School Debate -

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi legislators are considering a charter school proposal that proponents say could better position the state for the federal Race to the Top competition and provide an option for parents with children in struggling schools.

18. Morgan Freeman Helps Friend in Miss. Gov.'s Race -

CLARKSDALE, Miss. (AP) - Academy-Award winner Morgan Freeman says Mississippi is "starving" for the right leadership, so the actor is using his celebrity status to help his friend run for governor in 2011.

19. Ground Zero Pushes To Increase Daytime Business -

You don’t have to wait until darkness falls to walk into a juke joint, especially when the fragrance of green tomatoes frying can be smelled around lunch time at the Ground Zero Blues Club.

Natosha Huffstickler, the managing partner at the Memphis restaurant founded by actor Morgan Freeman, believes everybody needs a daily blues blast and soul food nourishing. So why wait for the weekend?

20. Attorney Sees Opportunities Ahead For New Practice -

Stephen H. Biller took the risk in a down economy of going off on his own and forming The Biller Law Firm – a risk that appears to have paid off as he has hired a new attorney and other staff members since opening June 1.

21. Morgan Stanley CEO to Inherit Bank in Transition -

NEW YORK (AP) - Morgan Stanley's incoming CEO will be facing a drastically different landscape on Wall Street from when John Mack took over in 2005.

22. Morgan Freeman to Host Fundraiser for The MED -

Morgan Freeman is expressing gratitude for the treatment he received at the Elvis Presley Memorial Trauma Center at the Regional Medical Center at Memphis following a car accident by taking part in a fundraiser for The MED Foundation.

23. International Film Fest Readies for 10th Year -

The 2009 “On Location: Memphis International Film Festival” will screen 100 films Thursday through Sunday at Malco’s Ridgeway Four, 5853 Ridgeway Parkway.

24. Blues Icon King to be Honored -

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) - Blues icon B.B. King will be honored Jan. 17 at the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi's Crystal Ball gala in Southaven.

25. Lee's Landing RestaurantsNear Completion -      Two blues-themed restaurants on the ground floor of Lee's Landing Garage are nearing completion, and that means more music options for Beale Street patrons. The restaurants will occupy most of the 14,300-square-foot grou

26. Construction Begins On Memphis' Ground Zero Blues Club -

Memphis' status as Home of the Blues will grow this summer with the addition of a Ground Zero Blues Club. The original club is in Clarksdale, Miss., and is co-owned by Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman and lawyer Bill Luckett.

27. Lights Made by Hand: The Only Way Fourteenth Colony Knows -

Some 50 years ago, Jimmie Graham and his wife, Dottie, bought a five-room house on Cooper Street where they started a handcrafted-lighting business.

Jimmie, who was a hardware salesman, would come home in the evening and, using raw material, make the lighting fixtures and lamps for the new business. During the day, Dottie took orders and sold the lights.

28. The Importance of Being Burnished -

In January 1882, a flamboyant 28-year-old writer who would eventually set the Victorian-era literary world aflame arrived in New York City to kick off a 12-month series of speaking engagements in the United States.

29. Blotner Named Communications Specialist for Impact Marketing -

Jonathan D. Blotner has joined Impact Marketing as a corporate communications specialist. In his new role, Blotner will head all public relations efforts within the company, assist in research and development of new business, as well as create new interactive media opportunities for Impact's clients. Blotner formerly was CEO and media director of J. Blotner Advertising & PR in New Orleans.

30. Archived Article -

1245 Germantown Parkway
Cordova, TN 38016
Cost: $8 million

Buyer: NPK Cordova LLC

Seller: Kmart Corp.

31. Barnes Elected Chairman of FedEx/St. Jude Classic -

Reggie Barnes was elected general chairman of the FedEx St. Jude Classic and president of Youth Programs Inc., the governing body of the PGA Tour event. Barnes previously served as treasurer of Youth Programs. He also is the former chairman of the Memphis and Shelby County Sports Authority and the team selection committee for the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. Barnes is managing director of Morgan Keegan & Co. and also works with Athletic Resource Management.

32. Estate Planning Council Elects Officers -

The Memphis Estate Planning Council announced the following officers for 2005-2006: David B. Jones, president; Frank E. Davis, vice president; Jeffrey E. Thompson, secretary; James L. Ferguson Jr., treasurer; and Mike Wood, immediate past president. Other executive committee members are Kermit B. Kaiser, Leanne W. McCullough, Samuel N. Graham and Teresa R. Hurst.

33. Archived Article: Daily Digest - Mark Matthews Buys

Mark Matthews Buys

Lots in Sutton Place East

Mark Matthews Development LLC has purchased 30 lots in Sutton Place East for $1.2 million. HBT Investments LLC, doing business as Houston Levee Crossing Partners, was the selle...

34. Archived Article: Daily Digest - House passes

House approves

bankruptcy bill

The U.S. House of Representatives passed an omnibus bankruptcy reform measure Wednesday, the seventh time such a measure has passed in recent years. The bipartisan vote was 315-113, with 90 Democr...

35. Archived Article: Benchmark - The first federal cyberspace insider trading case, an $8 SEC files charges, breaks trading scheme The first federal cyberspace insider trading case, an $8.4 million scheme involving the largest number of people ever charged with allegedly profiting ...

36. Archived Article: Memos - Leonard I Randall H. Brown has been appointed chief financial officer for Allen & OHara Inc. He formerly was director of corporate finance for Promus Hotel Corp. A certified public accountant, Brown has bachelors degrees from the University of M...