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1. Ban Sought on Children Working on Tobacco Farms -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Thirty-five House Democrats are urging the Obama administration to prohibit children from working on tobacco farms, citing concerns about ill health effects.

The lawmakers, led by Reps. David Cicilline, D-R.I., and Matt Cartwright, D-Pa., made their plea in a letter to Labor Secretary Thomas Perez. A copy of the letter was obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday.

2. Feds Reviewing Reynolds Deal to Buy Lorillard -

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Federal regulators are putting Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc.'s planned $25 billion takeover of rival Newport maker Lorillard Inc. under the microscope.

3. Big Tobacco Looks to Keep Pace With E-Cigarettes -

NEW YORK (AP) – Tobacco companies are moving quickly to keep pace with the evolution of their industry by embracing the increasingly popular e-cigarettes and making them more available to consumers.

4. Reynolds Expanding E-Cigarette Production -

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Reynolds American Inc. is expanding its Tobaccoville, North Carolina, manufacturing complex as it plans national distribution of its Vuse brand electronic cigarette this summer, the company said Friday.

5. Court-Ordered Tobacco Ads Will Include Black Media -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The nation's tobacco companies and the Justice Department are including media outlets that target more of the black community in court-ordered advertisements that say the cigarette makers lied about the dangers of smoking, according to a brief filed in U.S. District Court in Washington on Wednesday.

6. Vapor Haze of the Future -

Create A Cig, located in a strip mall on Poplar Avenue across from East High School, is not just an electronic cigarette retail store.

Walk inside and you feel like you are in a coffee house (notice the Jenga and Yahtzee games), in an ice cream parlor (not just 31 flavors, but a base of 250), and in a head shop – it smells rather like incense burning, and the Rolling Stones’ “Miss You” from 1978 is playing through the speakers.

7. CVS Caremark Plans to Stop Tobacco Products Sales -

CVS, the nation's second-largest drugstore chain, is kicking the habit of selling tobacco products as it continues to shift its focus toward being more of a health care provider.

The company said Wednesday that it will phase out cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco by Oct. 1 in its 7,600 stores nationwide, in a move that will help grow its business that works with doctors, hospitals and others to improve customers' health.

8. Class-Action Status OK'd in Marlboro Lights Suit -

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A judge in Arkansas has granted class-action status to a lawsuit that claims Philip Morris USA deliberately exaggerated the safety of its Marlboro Lights cigarettes.

9. Supreme Court Won't Hear Appeal of Landmark Tobacco Lawsuit -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal of a Florida lawsuit making it easier for sick smokers or their survivors to pursue lawsuits against tobacco companies.

The court on Monday refused to hear an appeal from Philip Morris USA Inc., R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., and Liggett Group LLC. They wanted the court to consider overturning a $2.5 million Tampa jury verdict in the death of smoker Charlotte Douglas.

10. Critics Revive Past Promises to Knock Obama Budget -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Advocates for seniors say President Barack Obama is breaking his promise to protect Social Security, while conservatives say he is breaking his promise not to raise taxes on the middle class.

11. Judge Deciding if Stores Must Post Tobacco Apology -

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A federal judge will soon decide whether your next tank of gas or bottle of soda comes with a free apology from the Marlboro man and Joe Camel.

A recent ruling ordering a multimedia blitz stating that the nation's largest tobacco companies lied about the dangers of smoking left open the possibility that retailers could be required to post large displays with the mea culpas.

12. Federal Review of Tobacco Products Grinds to a Halt -

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Talk about a smoke break.

Tobacco companies have introduced almost no new cigarettes or smokeless tobacco products in the U.S. in more than 18 months because the federal government has prevented them from doing so, an Associated Press review has found.

13. Weak Earnings Reports Pummel Stocks -

NEW YORK (AP) — Nobody was expecting this round of corporate earnings reports to be great. But companies' underwhelming results are still rattling investors.

Stocks plunged Tuesday in one of the worst days on Wall Street this year. Big-name companies reported weak quarterly revenue and lowered their forecasts for the rest of the year.

14. Big Tobacco Says Corrective Statements Go Too Far -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Tobacco companies are urging a federal judge to reject the government's proposed industry-financed corrective statements, calling them "forced public confessions."

The Justice Department countered that the statements need to be strong enough to protect people from future false statements made by cigarette makers. The statements include admissions that the companies lied about the dangers of smoking.

15. Court Leaves Ruling Against Big Tobacco Intact -

WASHINGTON (AP) – A federal appeals court on Friday left intact a court judgment that ordered tobacco companies to do corrective advertising about the dangers of smoking.

The companies sought to overturn a federal judge's order on grounds that the order had been superceded by a 2009 law that gave the Food and Drug Administration authority over the industry, including power to require graphic cigarette warnings.

16. CDC Launching Graphic Anti-Smoking Ad Campaign -

ATLANTA (AP) – In a graphic new ad campaign announced Thursday, the government is trying to shock smokers into quitting with the sometimes-gruesome stories of people damaged by tobacco products.

17. Tobacco Firms Want Federal Court Decision Delayed -

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – America's largest cigarette makers said Tuesday that the federal judge presiding over a decade-old lawsuit against the tobacco industry should delay her decision while other cases challenging new tobacco regulations are decided. The Justice Department, however, argued the case should move forward expeditiously.

18. Stodgy Consumer Staples Appeal in Down Markets -

When the stock market gets dicey, focus on companies that make basic everyday products like toothpaste, toilet paper, razor blades and baby food. Consumers buy them no matter what the economy's doing.

19. Feds Say Drop in Cash Spent on Cigarette Promotion -

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The nation's top tobacco companies are spending less money on cigarette advertising and promotion and more money on promoting smokeless tobacco products, according to the latest data from the Federal Trade Commission.

20. Seminar To Detail Reform’s Effect on Biz -

Philip Johnson is partner with Argyle Benefits Consultants LLC, a chartered life underwriter and certified employee benefits specialist, so he more than understands the ins and outs of federal health care reform, including how the legislation will impact large and small businesses, as well as individuals.

21. Grisly Labels Not so Scary for Cigarette Sales -

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The nation's top tobacco companies' sales aren't expected to go up in smoke despite new grisly warning labels that are set to appear on U.S. cigarettes packs next year.

22. Seminar to Examine Health Care Reform -

One of the most contentious and complex issues facing the nation today will be the focus of the latest seminar hosted by The Daily News.

Health care reform will be the topic at hand on Thursday, July 14, at 3:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, 1934 Poplar Ave.

23. Takeuchi Joins Memphis Veterinary Specialists -

Dr. Ai Takeuchi has joined Memphis Veterinary Specialists and PetMed Emergency Center as the facility’s first hospitalist.

Hometown: Kugenuma, Japan, but I grew up in Trinidad, U.S., Indonesia and Singapore as well.
Education: University of Pennsylvania, VMD; Mount Holyoke College, BA
Family: I am in Memphis with my husband, Chris, and my son, Aiden, who is almost 4 months old. We have a dog named Bovie and three cats: Rex, Mika and Lailee.
Activities you enjoy outside of work: Eating good food; I’m a foodie and love trying new restaurants. I also love to cook, horseback ride, read books and go on hikes or long walks with the family and our dog, Bovie.
Who has had the greatest influence on you? My mom had the most influence over me. She was a “Tiger Mom” and raising me in different countries while upholding cultural traditions must have been a challenge. She always pushed me to excel and I wouldn’t be where I am today without her support.
Why did you pursue a career as a veterinarian? At the age of 4, I went from wanting to be a bus driver to a veterinarian. I’ve always loved animals, and taking care of them is my dream job. They have no voice of their own and need someone to champion for them and take their interests at heart. They are all innocent little souls that need someone to watch over them.
What drew you to Memphis Veterinary Specialists? I wanted to work with boarded specialists who offered the highest level of medicine available. I enjoy emergency work as well as the challenges of complicated cases. It is imperative that I can give my clients a variety of medical options, including seeing a premier specialist.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments? Whenever I can say I helped a family cope with their pet’s illness and was able to ease both their pain and help their pet. That is a great accomplishment for me.
What do you most enjoy about your work? Making a difference in an animal’s life and their family’s life. Being able to bring comfort to both the pet and the family makes my job fabulous. Even if the diagnosis is not a good one, at least I can answer their questions and help them make the right decision for their family.

24. APNewsBreak: Businesses, PACs Give $1.4M to Haslam -

NASHVILLE (AP) – Businesses, trade groups and political action committees accounted for three out of every five dollars raised for Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam's inauguration last month.

25. Government in New Dispute with Tobacco Companies -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Justice Department is in a new dispute with the tobacco industry over the government's landmark lawsuit against the companies.

The government has prepared corrective statements it wants the companies to be forced to make about the health hazards from smoking. But the tobacco companies don't want those proposed statements put in the public record before they get a chance to review them.

26. Wynstone Mill Lots Hit Auction Block -

Thirty-six lots in the Wynstone Mill subdivision of the Schilling Farms Planned Development have been foreclosed and will be sold in a substitute trustee’s sale, according to a pair of notices that begin on Page 38 of today’s print edition of The Daily News and also at The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.

27. Big Tobacco Cutting Contracts with US Farmers -

CYNTHIANA, Ky. (AP) - After years of faithfully supplying leaf to tobacco giant Philip Morris International, farmer Jess Burrier received a postcard, thanking him for his contributions and telling him his service wasn't needed this year.

28. Both Sides Take Tobacco Fight to Supreme Court -

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to allow the government to seek nearly $300 billion from the tobacco industry for a half-century of deception that "has cost the lives and damaged the health of untold millions of Americans."

29. What's In a Cigarette? FDA to Study Ingredients -

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is working to lift the smokescreen clouding the ingredients used in cigarettes and other tobacco products.

In June, tobacco companies must tell the FDA their formulas for the first time, just as drugmakers have for decades. Manufacturers also will have to turn over any studies they've done on the effects of the ingredients.

30. House Set to Send FDA Tobacco Bill to Obama -

WASHINGTON (AP) - After more than a decade of efforts by smoking opponents, Congress prepared to take a final vote Friday on legislation giving the government far-reaching powers to regulate tobacco and limit tobacco industry marketing and sales practices that lure young people into smoking habits.

31. Historic Anti-Smoking Vote to Give FDA New Power -

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress struck the government's strongest anti-smoking blow in decades Thursday with a Senate vote to give regulators new power to limit nicotine in cigarettes, drastically curtail ads and ban candied tobacco products aimed at young people.

32. High Court Ends Widow’s $79.5M Appeal -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Ten years and a day after a jury awarded Mayola Williams almost $80 million in punitive damages in her fight with a cigarette maker, the U.S. Supreme Court said Tuesday she can collect her share.

33. Court Ends Philip Morris Appeal of $79.5M Award -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday threw out a cigarette maker’s appeal of a $79.5 million award to a smoker’s widow, ending a 10-year legal fight to keep her from collecting.

34. Tobacco Bill Unlikely to Pass This Year -

WASHINGTON (AP) - Landmark legislation that would give federal health authorities the power to regulate the tobacco industry is unlikely to pass this year.

The House overwhelmingly approved the bill this summer, and a majority of senators, including presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain, support the legislation. But President Bush has threatened a veto, and the prospect of a drawn-out debate will probably keep the Senate from taking up the measure as it races through a tight schedule this month, senior congressional officials of both parties said.

35. Keep Pensions Away From Iran, Some Legislators Say -

Shortly before the Tennessee General Assembly reconvened in Nashville last week, two local state lawmakers introduced a bill with a faraway target in mind: Iran.

More specifically, the legislation they sponsored creates a mandate directed at managers of the state's $33 billion public pension system. Its goal is to keep the pool of money that Tennessee police officers, firefighters and tens of thousands of other professionals will dip into when they retire away from companies that do business with Iran, a country the U.S. State Department has called the world's most active state sponsor of terrorism.

36. Frey Named Alpha Eta Society National President -

Dr. William R. Frey recently was selected as the national president of the Alpha Eta Society, the largest scholastic honor for allied health professionals. The organization has more than 60 chapters throughout the U.S.

37. City Budget an Issue in Mayor's Race -

More than half a century ago, the prominent civil rights leader A. Philip Randolph sent a letter challenging one of Memphis' most legendary political figures to a debate on race relations.

Randolph, founder of the country's first black labor union, had been sidelined in a previous attempt to speak at a gathering in Memphis by former mayor Edward Hull "E.H." Crump's political organization. So in an open letter to Crump, Randolph slammed him as "a symbol of Southern fascism" and a "menace and danger to American democracy."

38. YMCA Board of Directors Names New CEO -

The YMCA metropolitan board of directors named Keith G. Johnson CEO of YMCA of the Memphis & the Mid-South. Johnson is a 27-year YMCA veteran who has served in various positions in Atlanta, Fort Worth and New Orleans. His earliest position with YMCA of Memphis & the Mid-South was as vice president and executive director of the Fogelman Downtown YMCA. He graduated from Georgia State University.

39. Archived Article: Newsmakers - (ephotos of both) Dr

Campbell Clinic Doctors Named to State Board Dr. Robert Miller and Dr. William C. Warner Jr., both of Campbell Clinic, were named to the board of the Tennessee Orthopaedic Society at the groups recent annual meeting. Miller w...

40. Archived Article: Focus (rhodes) - Smoke, guns and class action suits come together at Rhodes College Smoking guns, class action suits cross at Rhodes By MARY DANDO The Daily News With a theme of "Smoke and Guns," the Meeman Center for Lifelong Learning at Rhodes College wi...

41. Archived Article: Calendar - Calendar of events: June 5 11 Calendar of events: Oct. 9-Oct. 15 Oct. 10 "Europe 2000" is 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the mezzanine of the Peabody, 149 Union Ave. The seminar and exhibition features guests from Austria, Germany, Italy, Belgium, th...

42. Archived Article: Benchmark - Tobacco Co's Ask For Suit Dismissal Tobacco companies ask for lawsuit dismissal Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds asked a San Francisco judge on Monday to throw out a jury's $21.7 million damage award to a dying ex-smoker, arguing that the smoker shou...

43. 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 ...

44. Archived Article: Memos - The YMCA of Memphis and the Mid-South has announced four new positions within the organization: Memphis Memos Assistant District Attorney James A. Robinson Jr., has been appointed by Gov. Don Sundquist to the 30th Judicial District General Sessions ...

45. Archived Article: Memos - Glean out Memphians from this one Memos Yvette Sebelist and Shay Winebarger have joined the Nashville-based law firm of King & Ballow as associates. Sebelist, who received a bachelors degree from Rhodes College and a law degree from the Universi...

46. Archived Article: Memos - Thompson & Co Allen Saylor has been promoted to vice president-hotel division for Allen & OHara Inc. He previously was regional director for the firms hotel division. Saylor has a bachelors degree from Michigan State University and is a cert...

47. Archived Article: Memos - Dr Philip G. Satre, chairman and chief executive officer of Harrahs Entertainment Inc., has been named to the board of directors of JDN Realty Corp. Paul Stone has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer of Mark VII Inc. Ston...

48. Archived Article: Benchmark - Vending firms sue Philip Morris for Six vending machine companies file $100 million lawsuit against Philip Morris Six cigarette vending machine companies have filed a $100 million class action lawsuit against Philip Morris Cos. Inc. for alleged pric...

49. Archived Article: Standout - By SUZANNE THOMPSON Scouting that lasts a lifetime Phil Gilmer receives recognition for long-time volunteerism By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News When Phil Gilmer was approached by a young man in a fast food restaurant who called him by name, he was...

50. Archived Article: Back - U of M, Shelby State receive U of M, Shelby State receive grant to encourage teaching The University of Memphis has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Philip Morris Cos. Inc. to fund a joint program with Shelby State Community College to encoura...

51. Archived Article: Bbq Chg - By CAMILLE H Barbecue contest grows after 20 years By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News More than 90,000 people are expected to set foot in Tom Lee Park this weekend for the annual World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest. 1997 marks the 20th anni...

52. Archived Article: Memos - Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc. has announce several employee promotions and additions: Brian Jones has joined Pickering Inc. as an environmental scientist. Jones previously worked for Hess Environmental and is a graduate of the University of Tennessee...

53. Archived Article: Invest. Focus - 5/20 jts invest. focus AMAs anti-smoking effort having little effect Revelations of nicotine tampering had more effect on stock prices and portfolios By JAMES SNYDER The Daily News In the annals of the tobacco wars, last months exhortation by the Am...

54. Archived Article: Design-nvs - design speech-nvs-10\25\95 Design expert to speak at MCA BY NATALIE VANTREASE STRODE The Daily News A internationally renowned graphic designer will speak about the inspirations for his work tonight at the Memphis College of Art. Ivan Chermayeff, a ...