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1. Haslam Wary of Gas Tax Hike
- Friday, February 20, 2015
Despite low gas prices, a backlog on road projects and prevailing winds for fuel-tax reform, Gov. Bill Haslam is pulling back from a gas-tax increase this session.
After floating the possibility of raising the tax in December, the Republican governor appears to be changing course, in part because of his loss in a Senate committee on Insure Tennessee, the Medicaid expansion alternative that failed to make debate in the full House or Senate.
2. Sixth Circuit Upholds Gay Marriage Ban
- Friday, November 07, 2014
The Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday, Nov. 6, that bans on gay marriage in Tennessee as well as Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio are constitutional.
The long-awaited ruling, the latest in a series from the nation’s set of federal appeals courts, sets the stage for the U.S. Supreme Court to decide the now conflicting rulings among the appeals courts.
3. Unintended Consequences: ER Visits Increase
- Saturday, September 13, 2014
Hospital officials have been pushing for the state to expand Medicaid health care coverage for thousands of Tennessee’s poorest citizens, despite two significant and related concerns:
Expansion will lead to increased visits to the most expensive place in America for routine health care, the emergency room.
4. Rape Kit Backlog Prompts Court Fight on Two Fronts
- Tuesday, August 26, 2014
The court fight over the city’s backlog of untested rape kits has two legal fronts with the filing this week of a Circuit Court lawsuit by Meaghan Ybos, Madison Graves and Rachel Johnson, the three rape survivors who filed suit earlier this year in U.S. District Court against Memphis and Shelby County over the backlog.
5. Rape Kit Controversy Continues After Report
- Friday, June 20, 2014
This week’s report by former U.S. Attorney Veronica Coleman-Davis on the city’s backlog of more than 12,000 untested rape kits is unlikely to be the last word on the controversy.
Coleman-Davis concluded that no one involved in the 30-year backlog “willfully or maliciously conspired to deny due process.”
6. Harris Files Ford Challenge at Deadline
- Thursday, April 03, 2014
Memphis City Council member Lee Harris is challenging Democratic state Sen. Ophelia Ford in the August primary for District 29, the Senate seat held by a member of the Ford family since 1975.
7. Second Rape Kit Lawsuit Names More Officials
- Friday, March 28, 2014
The second federal lawsuit since December over the Memphis Police Department’s backlog of 12,000 untested rape kits casts a wider net of defendants than the first lawsuit, including the current and former Memphis police directors and the current and former district attorneys general.
8. Second Lawsuit Filed Over Rape Kit Backlog
- Thursday, March 27, 2014
Three women allegedly raped by Anthony Alliano during a string of rapes in the Cordova area covering a decade have filed suit in Memphis Federal Court over the delay in testing their rape kits.
It is the second federal lawsuit filed against the city of Memphis since December over the backlog of more than 12,000 untested rape kits police acknowledged in November after initially putting the backlog of rape kits at 2,000 in August.
9. ‘Wading in’ on Manziel, Carpenter, Tiger Football
- Friday, September 20, 2013
Wading in and wondering why all the attention on Bo Pelini’s hissy fit? Lee Elia could have done better on his worst day … or worse on his best day. Point is, you’re way more entitled to a tirade when managing the Cubs than when coaching Nebraska football ... .
10. Imre Named Assistant Controller at Makowsky Ringel Greenberg
- Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Nancy Imre has joined Makowsky Ringel Greenberg LLC as assistant controller. Imre is responsible for the real estate management company’s accounting department, overseeing investor reporting and preparation of corporate financial statements.
11. Rise in US Exports Brightens Outlook for Economy
- Friday, April 13, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – The outlook for U.S. economic growth is looking slightly better.
American businesses sold a record number of goods and services in Europe, China and other foreign markets in February, while imports declined.
12. By Any Other Name …
- Thursday, March 01, 2012
A couple of weeks ago, I devoted almost an entire column to one item of viewer mail. No one complained, so I might as well do it again. Less than a week after hearing from Carole Hanna of Memphis, I heard from Daphine Craig:
13. Chamberlain Joins MBI
- Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Jessica Chamberlain has joined MBI as a workspace consultant.
Hometown: Arlington, Tenn.
14. New Venture to Manage Brewer’s Copyrights
- Thursday, May 26, 2011
Memphis-based film director Craig Brewer and Kat Sage, founder of Red Wax Music Publishing Administration and Consulting, are joining forces in a new venture called BR2 Music Publishing. The concern will manage the copyrights for music in Brewer’s filmography and future projects.
15. On Location: Memphis Showcases Local, International Films
- Wednesday, April 06, 2011
In the business of film festivals, international films bring prestige, but local films bring dollars.
This year’s 12th annual On Location: Memphis International Film and Music Festival, Thursday through Sunday, hopes to draw on the best of both worlds.
16. Memphian to Screen Feature Film
- Friday, October 01, 2010
Jason Weter isn’t the first Memphian to fund creative endeavors through his day job, but with the creation of a new feature film, he hopes to start doing both at the same time.
Weter’s homegrown film production company, Cellardoor Cinema, will present its new 91-minute drama, “Blind People,” Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at the Evergreen Theatre (formerly Circuit Playhouse).
17. LaVere Adds Playhouse Series to Busy Summer
- Tuesday, June 08, 2010
Amy LaVere is sandwiching a special gift for her Memphis fans into a jam-packed fall schedule that includes a movie role, touring and recording a new album.
Resource Entertainment Group and Playhouse on the Square have teamed up with the bass-slapping chanteuse to produce Amy LaVere & Friends, a concert series that kicks off June 30 on the Midtown theater’s main stage.
18. Memphian LaVere Readies for Busy Summer
- Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Memphis music is big business. And it’s the workhorses like Amy LaVere who make it so.
LaVere, a singer about whom the Los Angeles Daily News once raved, “Something like this doesn’t come along every day,” is in the midst of a creative resurgence. Because of it, her schedule is filling up fast.
19. BPR Publicly Censures Two Memphis Attorneys
- Tuesday, January 26, 2010
The Tennessee Supreme Court Board of Professional Responsibility last week publicly censured two Memphis attorneys in separate incidents.
Paul Forrest Craig, a solo practitioner, was censured by the BPR for failing to draft or file documents to establish a conservatorship for his client’s son.
- Tuesday, June 16, 2009
The Greater Memphis Chamber Humana Health Series will be today from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Crescent Club, Poplar Ave., Suite 909. The speaker panel will include Craig Becker of the Tennessee Hospital Association, Bob Gordon of Baptist Memorial Health Care and Dave Archer of Saint Francis Hospital. For reservations, contact Angela Michaels at 543-3546 or email@example.com.
- Monday, June 15, 2009
The Greater Memphis Chamber will hold a metro mixer Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Minglewood Hall, 1555 Madison Ave. Deadline for registration is today. To register, contact Tunga Lee at 543-3571 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
22. Influence 1 Foundation Names Hartsfield COO
- Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Felicia Hartsfield has been named chief operating officer of Influence 1 Foundation.
Hartsfield will oversee the continued stability and growth of the foundation’s fiscal, strategic, organizational and operational functions. Her duties also will include building and maintaining relationships with community leaders, as well as creating collaborations, which will enhance the foundation’s strategic model.
23. Dillihunt Joins Southeast Community Capital
- Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Craig Dillihunt has joined nonprofit financial institution Southeast Community Capital as assistant fund manager for the Memphis Business Opportunity Fund, a partnership between the city of Memphis, local banks and SCC.
24. Chandler, Sullivan JoinBeale Street Caravan Board
- Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Paul Chandler, founding partner of Resource Entertainment Group, and Brian Sullivan, principal of Carpenter/Sullivan/Sossaman, have joined the Beale Street Caravan Inc. board of directors.
25. MusiCares Provides Hope to Entertainers
- Friday, February 29, 2008
In the past 12 months, singing diva Celine Dion pulled down a cool $45 million, according to Forbes. Meanwhile, country crooner Tim McGraw earned $37 million and rapper 50 Cent had to make do on $33 million.
26. Conference To Examine Intermodal Future In Memphis
- Wednesday, October 31, 2007
When a butterfly flaps its wings in China, it may or may not create a change in the atmosphere and bring thunderstorms to Memphis a week later.
But if a company that manufactures butterfly nets is forced to shut down its production for a month during next summer's Beijing Olympics to reduce air pollution, then warehouses, transportation companies and distribution centers everywhere surely will feel the impact.
27. Methodist's Marshall to Serve On American Heart Association Board
- Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Barry S. Marshall, administrator of Clinical Business Development and Cardiovascular Service Line at Methodist University Hospital, has been named to a three-year term on the board of directors of the Shelby County Division of the American Heart Association. Marshall joined Methodist in 2004 as the director of the Transplant Institute at Methodist University Hospital.
28. Tenn. Attorney AppointedJustice Dept. No. 2
- Thursday, July 26, 2007
President Bush has appointed a Tennessee attorney to the No. 2 spot in the U.S. Justice Department.
Craig Morford, the U.S. attorney in Nashville, is the acting deputy attorney general,
29. When it Comes To Cooper’s Proposed Restaurant, Questions Abound
- Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Judging by his living circumstances alone, it would be difficult to argue the topless club business has been anything less than wildly profitable for Steven Craig Cooper.
Cooper, reportedly a high school dropout and later a self-made entrepreneur who built a network of successful adult entertainment clubs, splits his time between Phoenix and Memphis. The Bluff City is where he keeps a nine-room stucco home in an upscale neighborhood that currently is appraised at more than $700,000.
30. When You Wish Upon a Star ...
- Thursday, January 18, 2007
Memphis filmmaker Craig Brewer is returning this month to the scene of his Sundance Film Festival triumph of two years ago, when Paramount Classics bought the rights to his film "Hustle and Flow" for $9 million.
31. $6.5 Million Malpractice Suit Draws Scrutiny to VA Hospital
- Friday, May 26, 2006
Shortly before 60-year-old James Carmon died in his home in the small town of Luxora in northwest Arkansas, a medical injury had made it so difficult for him to sit in his wheelchair he would have to lie down on his couch or bed after just half an hour to relieve the pain.
32. Mathews Named to New Post at FedEx Institute
- Wednesday, December 07, 2005
Eric Mathews was named associate director of corporate research and development at the University of Memphis FedEx Institute of Technology. Mathews previously served FIT in temporary roles directing research and business development and was part of the institute's founding executive management. He earned a bachelor's degree from Rhodes College and a master's degree from the University of Memphis.
33. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, December 19, 2001
KyRic J KyRic J. Tucker joined Bean & Ison, CPAs and Consultants as a staff accountant. He earned a degree from Westminster College in Salt Lake City. Prior to joining the firm, he worked for a Salt Lake City certified public accounting firm, wh...
34. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, October 08, 2001
Calendar for Oct. 8-Oct. 14
The International Association of Administrative Professionals monthly meeting is 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn-East. The speaker is Charlotte Doyle, IAAP Tennessee division adviser and immediate past Ten...
35. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, October 01, 2001
Minority Enterprise Development Week, Oct. 1 through Oct. 5, brings together minority business owners, buyers and procurement representatives from corporate America, federal, state and local governments. In keeping with this years t...
36. Archived Article: Comm Briefs
- Friday, July 14, 2000
WEVL FM 90s 12th annual Blues on the Bluff, featuring Sid Selvidge, The Mason Ruffner Band and the Daddy Mack Blues Band, i WEVL FM 90s 12th annual "Blues on the Bluff," featuring Sid Selvidge, The Mason Ruffner Band and the Daddy Mack Blu...
37. Archived Article: Market Briefs
- Monday, September 13, 1999
AutoZone Completes Chief Clovernook Center for the Blind will hold an open house/ribbon cutting ceremony at 2:30 p.m. today at its Vocational Training Center, 346 St. Paul Ave. During the open house, tours will be available, as well as the chance to...
38. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, July 14, 1999
New Vice President of Brand Management Former Todd E. Smith has been promoted to chief accounting officer for Omega Health Systems Inc. He formerly was vice president-financial and acquisition services. Smith is a graduate of Rhodes College. Beth C....
39. Archived Article: Attorney Graph
- Tuesday, February 16, 1999
Attorney Attorney Judgments Amount ------------------------------------------------ ----------- -------------------------- Gordon & Feldbaum 226 $220,174.79 Baer Baer & Baer 220 $348,622.30 Mccullough Law Firm ...
40. 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 ...
41. Archived Article: Real Briefs
- Tuesday, November 19, 1996
A sixth joint venture between Prudential Real Estate Investors and Chick Hill, president of Memphis-based Davidson Hotel Co A sixth joint venture between Prudential Real Estate Investors and Chick Hill, president of Memphis-based Davidson Hotel Co.,...