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1. Will More Rentals Slow Rising Home Prices?
- Saturday, September 06, 2014
Hardly a day goes by that a residential real estate broker is not asked: “When will it end?”
Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D., authors Elliot Eisenberg’s Brief Blog and sends it daily to subscribers. Here’s what he had to say on the subject in his August 25 edition:
2. Memphis Bar Reveals Judicial Candidate Poll
- Wednesday, July 02, 2014
All but three of the 24 local judicial incumbents on the Aug. 7 ballot came out on top in the Memphis Bar Association poll of judicial candidates released Monday, June 30.
Attorneys were asked by the bar to select candidates based on who they felt was best qualified to hold the office.
3. Memphis Bar Judicial Poll Released
- Tuesday, July 01, 2014
The Memphis Bar Association poll of attorneys on the judicial races on the Aug. 7 ballot shows 16 percent to as high as 38 percent of the attorneys participating have no opinion in many of the judicial races.
4. Malone to Challenge Luttrell In August Mayoral Showdown
- Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Former Shelby County Commissioner Deidre Malone will challenge incumbent Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell in the August county general election after winning the Tuesday, May 6, Democratic mayoral primary.
5. 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.
6. Eddleman Joins Family Safety Center
- Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Vernetta Eddleman has joined the Family Safety Center, Memphis and Shelby County’s center for victims of domestic violence, as director of client services.
In her new role, Eddleman will be responsible for the planning, design, development and management of client services, and will also supervise and train staff and partner agency providers in delivering quality care to victims and their families.
7. Roland ReElected At Filing Deadline, Two Countywide Races Set For August
- Friday, February 21, 2014
One of the six Shelby County Commission incumbents seeking re-election this year was effectively elected to a new four-year term in a new district with the noon Thursday, Feb. 20, filing deadline for candidates in the May county primaries.
8. Empowering Programs
- Friday, January 31, 2014
On a recent Thursday night in January, 10 young girls enjoyed assorted cheeses, crab cakes, fruits and desserts at Napa Café in East Memphis.
While the girls, all members of Girls Inc. of Memphis, loved the food, it was their discussions with female employees from CB Richard Ellis Memphis that nourished their imaginations and ambitions.
9. Attorney Pierotti Joins Thomas Family Law Firm
- Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Nicholas J. Pierotti has joined Thomas Family Law Firm PLC as an attorney, marking the firm’s expansion to include probate issues. Pierotti, a third-generation attorney, joins founder Justin K. Thomas in the Memphis-based practice and will work with clients on both family law and probate matters, including wills and estates.
10. Wright Signs Lease for East Memphis Headquarters
- Friday, January 03, 2014
After months of planning, Wright Medical Group Inc. has signed the lease for its new headquarters and is in the process of moving to the wooded office campus at Park Avenue and Cherry Road in East Memphis.
11. Rock’n Dough Pizza Opening in Jackson
- Friday, September 20, 2013
The little Memphis pizzeria that could will soon be opening a new location in Jackson, Tenn.
The Rock’n Dough Pizza Co., owned by Jeremy and Amanda Denno, is slated to open a new restaurant and microbrewery at the Jackson Walk development in Jackson in October. The Dennos will team up with veteran local brewer Ben Pugh to create signature suds at the 4,100-square-foot restaurant.
12. Editorial: Memphis Must Now File New Flight Plan
- Saturday, June 29, 2013
In early 2009, The Memphis News published a cover story analyzing the Delta-Northwest merger, which at the time was undergoing FAA authorization after being inked a few months prior. The report included comments from Delta CEO Richard Anderson, Memphis International Airport executives and airline industry analysts, all of whom were bullish, for the most part, on what the deal meant for Memphis.
13. Optimism Returns to Industrial Market
- Saturday, May 25, 2013
Following the bloody recession and its brutal aftermath, one word has begun to creep back into the local industrial real estate lexicon: optimism.
“I wouldn’t say we’re out of the woods yet but there’s a bunch of positive momentum out there,” said Jim Mercer, executive vice president of brokerage services at CB Richard Ellis Memphis. “People are cautiously optimistic.
14. Richard Bausch Wins $30,000 Story Prize
- Friday, April 26, 2013
One of the country’s top short story writers has won a $30,000 prize.
Richard Bausch, author of eight story collections and winner of numerous other honors, is this year’s recipient of the Rea Award for the Short Story.
15. J-Line Pump Growing in Collierville
- Friday, February 22, 2013
A local pumping equipment manufacturer is increasing its presence in the Collierville market.
J-Line Pump Co., doing business as American-Marsh Pumps, bought the 81,260-square-foot warehouse on 12.4 acres at 550 E. South St. for $1.4 million. This will be in addition to the adjoining 110,000-square-foot warehouse at 185 Progress Road the company has occupied since 1999.
16. Towns Named to Southern College of Optometry Board
- Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Leticia “Tish” Towns, senior vice president of external relations for the Regional Medical Center at Memphis, has been named to the Southern College of Optometry board of trustees. Among her duties at The MED, Towns oversees the development of the hospital’s strategic plan and manages marketing and communications, community engagement, the Traumatic Brain Injury program, government relations and pastoral care.
17. Gammon Joins Methodist in Business Development
- Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Myra Gammon has joined Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare as a business development account manager for Community Care Associates. In her new role, Gammon is responsible for the development and management of the Occupational Health and Wellness Services program.
18. Snyder’s-Lance Signs Deal In Southaven
- Friday, September 21, 2012
A well-known snack food company has boosted its distribution presence in the Memphis area.
Snyder’s-Lance Inc. signed a 26,757-square-foot lease at Airways Distribution Center Building F, 8425 Airways Blvd., in Southaven.
19. StyleCraft Signs Lease At Airways Building E
- Friday, July 13, 2012
Home decor company StyleCraft Home Collection Inc. has signed a 167,600-square-foot lease at Industrial Developments International’s Airways Distribution Center Building E.
20. Law Career Event Planned for U of M
- Monday, April 16, 2012
Students from area high schools, colleges and youth organizations will get an opportunity to learn about the legal profession from a diverse group of professionals April 24 at “Legal Careers Forum: The ABCs – Advocates, Barristers and Counselors.”
21. CRE Activity Stays Strong During 2011
- Friday, December 30, 2011
Despite hard times, local commercial real estate firms were able to ink plenty of deals in the past 12 months.
Memphis’ industrial leasing activity kicked off in January when Buena Park, Calif.-based Pacific Logistics Corp. signed a 60,000-square-foot lease in ProLogis Park DeSoto for its first Memphis-area location.
22. Colliers Signs Baker to First Site in Tenn.
- Friday, December 09, 2011
Colliers International’s industrial team of Andy Cates, Preston Thomas and Mike Driscoll has inked 63 transactions this year. Here’s a rundown on a flurry of recent deals the trio has brokered.
23. Willow Lake Apartments Fetch $7.8M
- Thursday, November 24, 2011
A North Hickory Hill apartment complex has traded hands for the second time in 18 months.
Bloomington, Minn.-based New Life Core Willow Lake LLC has bought Willow Lake Apartments at 2774 Mendenhall Road from NW-Willow Lake LLC for $7.8 million. The purchase was financed with a $7 million loan through KeyBank NA.
24. Tennesseans Like Sales Tax Holiday Yet Use it Less
- Friday, August 05, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennesseans taking advantage of the state's sixth annual sales tax holiday this weekend say it provides needed relief in a tough economy, but state figures show that shoppers aren't using it as much as they first did.
25. Cable Service Provider Signs New Lease
- Friday, June 03, 2011
A Madison, Tenn.-based cable service provider is taking advantage of lower rates in a competitive leasing environment.
FTS USA has signed a 4,002-square-foot lease in East Pointe Business Center, 3915 S. Mendenhall Road.
26. Special Coverage: Mid-South Flooding
- Monday, May 16, 2011
Coverage of the rising waters in the Memphis area
Memphis Believe T-Shirt to Benefit Red Cross
In an effort to promote Memphis pride and the power of a strong community, Tampa, Fla.-based Encore Select Inc. is introducing T-shirts that will unite the community by aiding those in need.
27. Nominees Selected for EDGE Board
- Friday, April 15, 2011
Several nominees have emerged for Economic Development Growth Engine, the new economic development board created to guide the city and county’s efforts.
Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell and Memphis Mayor AC Wharton Jr. will seek approval to appoint the following:
28. Northeast Submarket Bolstered By Trio of Deals
- Friday, April 15, 2011
A handful of industrial deals in recent weeks hit Northeast Memphis in full force, significantly tightening the already solid submarket.
Mattress Firm has signed a 23,500-square-foot lease in Century Center, 1590 Century Circle, for a new retail and distribution space.
29. Myers Tire Finds ‘Ideal’ Spot in Miss.
- Friday, April 01, 2011
Airways Distribution Center at 8474 Marketplace Drive in Southaven is nearly at capacity with a new lease.
30. Transplant Patient Brings Tai Chi to Peers
- Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Twice a week on the campus of Methodist University Hospital in Midtown, Richard Link leads a group of pre- and post-transplant patients in tai chi, an ancient Chinese martial arts form that’s evolved into a gentle exercise connecting mind and body.
31. WPG Americas Signs Lease in Southaven
- Friday, March 18, 2011
A San Jose, Calif.-based worldwide electronics distributor is entering the Memphis area with full force.
WPG Americas Inc. has signed a 54,000-square-foot lease at Airways Distribution Center, 481 Industrial Drive, in Southaven. The project – a relocation of the WPG America’s New York facility – represents a $1.5 million investment by the company and will create 60 jobs over the next three years.
- Tuesday, July 20, 2010
The Small Business Chamber will hold a luncheon featuring Shelby County Commissioner Steve Mulroy Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South, 3693 Tyndale Drive. For more information, visit www.smallbusinesschamber.com.
- Monday, May 17, 2010
The Memphis Public Library Information Center Board of Trustees will meet Monday at noon at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. For more information, call 415-2846.
34. Hijacked Captain to Headline Multi Modal Conference
- Wednesday, April 28, 2010
One year ago Capt. Richard Phillips made headlines around the world when Somali pirates hijacked his cargo container ship, the MV Maersk Alabama, and took him hostage.
35. Glankler Brown’s Hancock Elected Bar Foundation Fellow
- Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Jonathan C. Hancock of Glankler Brown PLLC has been elected a Fellow of the Tennessee Bar Foundation, an association of 710 attorneys across the state.
36. FBI Wants Public’s Help in Civil Rights Killings
- Tuesday, November 24, 2009
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Over the past three years, the FBI scoured faded documents, interviewed aging lawmen and tracked down witnesses from killings that occurred decades ago, many of them involving white police officers who shot black men or teenagers.
- Tuesday, September 15, 2009
The Memphis Rotary Club will meet today at noon at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Richard Janikowski will speak about crime. Lunch is $18 per person and reservations are required. For reservations, e-mail Taylor Hughes at email@example.com.
38. Field of 28 For Mayor Meets Filing Deadline With Enough Signatures
- Thursday, September 03, 2009
A field of 28 candidates had filed petitions with enough valid signatures to run in the Oct. 15 special election for Memphis mayor by today’s noon deadline.
Shelby County Election Commission administrator Richard Holden told The Daily News several contenders had their petitions rejected once election commission staff checked the signatures.
Each person signing must be a registered voter in the city of Memphis and list the address that is on their voter registration record.
A total of 33 petitions were filed by the noon deadline. But several candidates were disqualified for not having enough signatures. And then three were returned to the list of candidates after a second check of their petitions. Those who returned to candidate status included Memphis school board member Sharon Webb.
Those who made today's cut have until noon Sept. 10 to withdraw from the race. The field will then become final.
The candidates include:
- Leo Awghowhat
- Kenneth Baroff
- Joe Brown, Memphis City Council member
- Randy L. Cagle
- Charles Carpenter, attorney
- Carol Chumney, former City Council member
- Dewey Clark, former aide to and witness against jailed Atlanta Mayor Bill Campbell
- James M. Clingan
- Menelik Fombi, a candidate for Memphis City Schools Board in past elections
- Wanda Halbert, chairwoman, City Council budget committee
- Johnny Hatcher
- Robert “Prince Mongo” Hodges
- Constance Houston
- Dewayne Jones
- E.C. Jones, former City Council member
- Jerry Lawler, entertainer and former professional wrestler
- Myron Lowery, Memphis mayor pro tem
- Ernie Lunati
- Harrel C. Moore
- Mary T. Shelby-Wright, perennial candidate for numerous offices
- Detric W. Stigall
- Silky Sullivan, restaurant owner and entrepreneur
- David Vinciarelli
- Vuong Vaughn Vo
- Sharon Webb, Memphis school board member
- Kenneth T. Whalum Jr., pastor of New Olivet Baptist Church and Memphis school board member
- A C Wharton Jr., Shelby County mayor
- John Willingham, former Shelby County commissioner
Sullivan showed up at the Election Commission in a white Rolls Royce wearing a white suit.
“When you see this white suit, you know I’m coming at you,” he told reporters as he outlined a plan to turn The Pyramid over to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital instead of the proposed lease to Bass Pro Shops.
“It’s going to be a dogfight,” Sullivan said of the mayor’s race.
When someone asked if he would still be in the race after next week’s withdrawal deadline, Sullivan said he was in “to the violent end.”
“You know you can’t win,” political blogger and radio talk show host Thaddeus Matthews said to Sullivan.
“Why not?” Sullivan replied.
Anthony Willoughby, the last candidate to file before noon, told reporters he was a Realtor-broker who played a role in the development of Banneker Estates in southwest Memphis, the subdivision developed by former Mayor Willie Herenton.
“I’m not a politician,” Willoughby said. “I’m going to run on that statement.”
Willoughby didn't have enough qualified signatures, though. So he won't be running.
Daniko Flowers, a construction worker still wearing his safety vest, showed up at five minutes before noon and checked out a petition. He returned at three minutes past noon and was not allowed to file. Flowers only had 18 signatures on the petition anyway....
39. Memphis Orthopedics Competitor Opens New Training Center
- Friday, April 24, 2009
Warsaw, Ind., which competes with Memphis for orthopedics manufacturing jobs, recently opened a state-of-the-art training center with new equipment and machinery.
The 20,000-square-foot Orthopedic and Advanced Manufacturing Training Center at the Warsaw campus of Ivy Tech Community College replaces a 5,600-square-foot facility that opened two and a half years ago.
40. Delta-Northwest Merger Boon for Memphis
- Tuesday, November 04, 2008
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Memphis airport and business leaders have hailed the completion of a $2.8 billion Delta-Northwest merger and say it should help the city’s economic development efforts.
41. County Commission To Vote on Appointments
- Monday, October 06, 2008
The Shelby County Board of Commissioners is expected today to approve several appointments to boards and commissions.
Among the approvals that are expected are Shelby County Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s nomination of Tracy R. Chism for appointment to the Shelby County Health, Education and Housing Facility Board. Also on the slate are Wharton’s nominations of Anthony Tate and Lee Askew III for appointment to the Shelby County Healthcare Corp. and Michael Adrian Davis and Marc E. Willis for appointment to the Memphis and Shelby County Music Commission.
42. Conference To Provide Fuel For Transport Future
- Wednesday, March 05, 2008
The Memphis World Trade Club will continue the momentum of its inaugural event of a year ago by hosting the second annual Memphis Multi Modal Conference March 19 and 20 at The Peabody hotel.
The first day's event is a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. followed by a selection of speakers the next day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
43. Jones Receives Welcome Home Memphis Designation
- Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Crye-Leike affiliate broker C. Lauren Jones was the first Realtor in the Memphis market to receive the Welcome Home Memphis designation when she recently earned the honor.
The designation recently was created by the Memphis Area Association of Realtors and is designed to increase affordable housing expertise.
44. N.C. Treasurer Seeks SEC Probe Of Countrywide CEO Stock Trade
- Friday, October 12, 2007
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina Treasurer Richard Moore has asked the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate the timing of stock sales made by the chief executive of mortgage lender Countrywide Financial Corp.
45. Countrywide Tries to Regain Footing Atop Shaky Mortgage Industry
- Tuesday, September 18, 2007
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Countrywide Financial Corp. grew from a two-man startup in 1969 to become the nation's leading mortgage lender by deftly riding out housing boom-and-bust cycles.
This time around, however, the ride has been a lot rougher, leaving the company in a scramble to regain its footing as the housing market has turned from boom to bust.
46. Phillips to Become President of Optometry School
- Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Dr. Richard W. Phillips has been named president-elect of Southern College of Optometry in Memphis. Phillips is a 1978 graduate of the college and the former regional executive director for Tennessee operations for TLC - Laser Eye Centers. He will be only the sixth person to hold the office in the college's 75-year history. Phillips will assume the presidency May 17. He is replacing William E. Cochran, who is retiring.
47. 'Every New Beginning Comes From Some Other Beginning's End'
- Friday, December 29, 2006
Each time a modern historical figure dies - Pope John Paul II a couple of Aprils ago, for instance, or Princess Diana of Wales in August 1997 - I can't help thinking of a variety of snippets from popular culture, flickering strobe-light style across my mind's eye or my inner ear.
48. Prestidge Chosen to Head Kroger Delta Division
- Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Mark Prestidge has been promoted to president of The Kroger Co.'s Delta Division. The Delta Division is based in Memphis and includes 111 Kroger stores in Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. Prestidge succeeds Richard Tillman, who recently announced his retirement after a 42-year career with Kroger. Prestidge previously served as vice president of operations for Kroger's Southwest Division.
49. Morman Named Branch Director at MATCU
- Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Cheryl Morman has been named branch director of Memphis Area Teachers' Credit Union's (MATCU) Central branch. She previously was deposit services manager at Marriott Employees' Federal Credit Union in Bethesda, Md.
50. Jefferson Manor SellsFor $1.33 Million
- Monday, April 03, 2006
Jefferson Manor LLC has bought Jefferson Manor Apartments at 2024-2068 Jefferson Ave. from Richard C. Moore for $1.33 million. Built in 1945, the complex includes 62 units in 15 buildings totaling 34,320 square feet. It's on the north side of Jeffers
51. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, January 07, 2004
Sheriffs Office Graduates Reserve Deputies
Sheriffs Office Graduates Reserve Deputies The Shelby County Sheriffs Office graduated the following reserve deputies, who received training through the Memphis Police Department Training Academy between...
52. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, August 27, 2003
<rphoto> Judge Earnestine Hunt Dorse has been sworn in as the 33rd chairperson of the Judicial Council of the National Bar Ass
Judge Earnestine Hunt Dorse was sworn in as the 33rd chair of the Judicial Council of the National Bar Associatio...
53. Archived Article: Chamber (lead)
- Friday, July 11, 2003
Volunteers key to Chambers campaign
Volunteers key to Chambers campaign
By ANDREW BELL
The Daily News
Over a deli sandwich and a bag of chips, about 10 businesspeople scan their manuals and twist in black leather chairs.
The meeting r...
54. Archived Article: Benchmark
- Thursday, June 19, 2003
Oracle boosts PeopleSoft takeover bid
Oracle boosts PeopleSoft takeover bid
Oracle Corp., the No. 2 U.S.-based global software maker, Wednesday sweetened its hostile cash bid for PeopleSoft Inc. by 22 percent to about $6.3 billion, the latest ...
55. Archived Article: Comm Briefs
- Friday, November 15, 2002
The eighth annual Sherry Park Memorial Golf Scramble, sponsored by Crye-Leike Realtors and the Hank Park Trust, recently prese
The eighth annual Sherry Park Memorial Golf Scramble, sponsored by Crye-Leike Realtors and the Hank Park Trust, recentl...
56. Archived Article: Reits P2
- Monday, November 04, 2002
Mall owners prospering weak economy
Mall owners prospering in weak economy
As the holiday selling season approaches, mall owners are seeing green, even as their retailer tenants see red.
While retailers brace for what could be another wea...
57. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, August 07, 2002
Amanda Dame joined archer>malmo as an account supervisor, with day-to-day responsibility for managing the Valent U
Amanda Dame joined archer>malmo as an account supervisor. She will manage the Valent U.S.A. team and leading new business dev...
58. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, June 12, 2002
Janie Day joined Enterprise National Bank as vice president in the executive banking division Janie Day joined Enterprise National Bank as vice president in the executive banking division. Mark Pierce and Jeremy Metheny joined the organization as mo...
59. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, April 25, 2001
Andrew S Andrew S. Bledsoe and Shannon E. Holbrook have joined Harris, Shelton, Dunlap, Cobb & Ryder PLLC as associates in the firms Memphis office. Bledsoe, who concentrates his practice in the areas of civil litigation, insurance defense, and ...
60. Archived Article: Focus (rhodes)
- Thursday, February 08, 2001
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...
61. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, November 03, 1999
RFS Hotel Investors Inc RFS Hotel Investors Inc. has announced several management changes. Randy Churchey has been named president and chief operating officer of RFS Hotel Investors Inc. He formerly was senior vice president and chief financial offi...
62. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, October 27, 1999
AutoZone Inc AutoZone Inc. has announced the following promotions: Bill Rhodes, previously vice president of finance, was promoted to senior vice president of finance. Mike Broderick, previously regional manager, was promoted to vice president-store...
63. Archived Article: Real Briefs
- Tuesday, January 12, 1999
Mid-America <MAA Parkway Properties Inc. has purchased one office building and initiated a historic renovation of another office building in Downtown. Parkway bought the Falls Building, which has 11 stories and 150,000 net rentable square feet, f...
64. Archived Article: Real Briefs
- Tuesday, October 20, 1998
The Memphis Area Home Builders Association recently announced the winners of its annual Vesta Home Show The Memphis Area Home Builders Association recently announced the winners of its annual Vesta Home Show. Brook Ferrell of Volunteer Properties wo...
65. Archived Article: Vesta (bott)
- Friday, October 02, 1998
By LAURIE JOHNSON Vesta Home Show to open Saturday at Grove Park By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Large, luxurious homes will be the focus of the 1998 Vesta Home Show, the Memphis Area Home Builders Associations annual new home showcase that has evo...
66. Archived Article: Muddy Boots Lj
- Friday, August 28, 1998
By LAURIE JOHNSON Vesta behind the scenes tour planned for Saturday By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Home building and design enthusiasts will be able to learn more about quality home construction this weekend at a new behind-the-scenes tour of the ...
67. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, November 05, 1997
Steve Horne has joined the Memphis Redbirds as head groundskeeper Steve Horne has joined the Memphis Redbirds as head groundskeeper. He formerly was with the Birmingham Barons where he was voted the 1997 Southern League Groundskeeper of the Year. Ho...
68. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, January 13, 1997
Jan Jan. 13 The Sales Forum will meet at noon at Andertons restaurant, 1901 Madison Ave. For reservations or information, call Lucy Formby at 323-4304. Jan. 14 Shoestring Enterprises Inc. will offer a half-day course at the Ridgeway Inn on issues sm...
69. Archived Article: Gas Prices Lj
- Friday, May 24, 1996
lj 10/5 cates Gas price hikes put pressure on local truckers By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Although Memorial Day travelers will be happy to know gasoline prices are finally beginning to level off, sharp increases during April have left transporta...