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1. County Commission to Discuss Brooks’ Residency -

A challenge of Shelby County Commissioner Henri Brooks’ residency is serious enough that her fellow commissioners are prepared to discuss it at a special meeting next week.

The Shelby County Attorney’s office is investigating whether Brooks lives in the district she has represented for the last eight years.

2. Events -

Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival, featuring more than 60 national and local artists, will be held Friday, May 2, through Sunday, May 4, at Tom Lee Park. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased on site at the north and south gates. Visit memphisinmay.org for a schedule and map.

3. Grizzlies Owner’s Company Riding High -

Memphis Grizzlies owner Robert Pera has enjoyed a run of good news lately surrounding the technology company he founded, Ubiquiti Networks Inc.

4. Learning Curve -

When the first day of the first school year of the unified county school system opened Monday, Aug. 5, a group of school board members, staff and interim superintendent Dorsey Hopson stopped at Millington Middle School.

5. Events -

The Daily News and In-Synk will host a Leadership Lunch & Learn about the book “Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When the Stakes are High” Friday, July 12, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Triumph Bank board room, 5699 Poplar Ave. Cost is $20. Visit seminars.memphisdailynews.com.

6. Events -

The Metal Museum will host a reception for “Metal Museum Apprentices: Then and Now” Friday, July 12, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the museum, 374 Metal Museum Drive. The exhibit is on display through Sept. 8. Visit metalmuseum.org.

7. Five Years in the Life -

Delta Airlines and Northwest Airlines has just merged with more than 150 flights a day at Memphis International Airport shifting to the Delta brand. And Delta’s CEO, Richard Anderson, said Memphis would be an integral hub with more traffic.

8. Obama Nominates Wal-Mart's Burwell as Budget Chief -

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama on Monday nominated Wal-Mart's Sylvia Mathews Burwell as his next budget chief, thrusting her into the center of Washington's heated partisan budget battles.

9. Events -

The Rotary Club of Memphis Central will meet Friday, Aug. 12, from 11:45 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Dee Floyd, community development manager, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, will speak about its hospice. Cost is $20 for nonmembers. For reservations, call Karen Shea at 683-9099.

10. Former Defense Chief Robert Gates has Book Deal -

NEW YORK (AP) – Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has a book deal.

The Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group announced Tuesday that Gates had agreed to two books, a memoir and a work on leadership. The memoir, currently untitled, is tentatively scheduled for 2013.

11. Tenn.’s Duncan Among Congressmen Suing Obama Over Libya Strikes -

WASHINGTON (AP) – A bipartisan group of 10 lawmakers is suing President Barack Obama for taking military action against Libya without war authorization from Congress.

Among the lawmakers is U.S. Rep. Jimmy Duncan, R-Tenn., who represents Tennessee’s Second District: Knox, Blount, Loudon, Monroe and McMinn counties, as well as a potion of Sevier County.

12. Gates: Big Budget Cuts Will Diminish US Influence -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Tuesday warned that shrinking defense budgets will mean a smaller military and a diminished U.S. role in the world.

13. Opening of Floodgates Empties Many Cajun Towns -

BUTTE LAROSE, La. (AP) – Cajun-country towns in the path of Mississippi River floodwaters were all but deserted Monday as residents heeded warnings to seek higher ground after a major floodgate was opened for the first time in four decades.

14. Special Coverage: Mid-South Flooding -

Coverage of the rising waters in the Memphis area

Police Manually Checking Memphis River Gauge

The gauge that is the official measurement of the Mississippi River at Memphis has been on the blink since last week as the river has approached historic levels.

15. Conference Pits MEM At Center of Aviation World -

For five years Memphis International Airport executives and other civic leaders have worked on developing the city’s aerotropolis – the concept of an airport serving as a region’s economic engine.

The idea will be as public as ever – at least here – Tuesday, the second day of the Airport Cities World Conference & Exhibition at The Peabody hotel. That’s when FedEx Corp. founder Frederick W. Smith and Delta Air Lines Inc. CEO Richard Anderson share the stage with University of North Carolina professor John Kasarda, the originator of the aerotropolis concept.

16. Senate GOP Leader Vows Action on Pentagon Budget -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The top Republican in the Senate says he's confident that Congress will adopt the Pentagon's budget when a stopgap funding bill runs out in April.

Sen. Mitch McConnell says that while he'll support a three-week temporary spending measure in a vote this week, any further legislation to fund the government will have to include the $500 billion-plus Pentagon budget.

17. Pentagon Chiefs: Don't Cut Defense Too Deeply -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Pentagon's top civilian and military leaders implored Congress Wednesday not to cut too deeply into military spending, plunging into a heated political debate over how to curtail defense costs without imperiling U.S. strategic interests at a time the military is fighting two wars.

18. TSA: Some Gov't Officials to Skip Airport Security -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Cabinet secretaries, top congressional leaders and an exclusive group of senior U.S. officials are exempt from toughened new airport screening procedures when they fly commercially with government-approved federal security details.

19. Baker Donelson Attorneys Named Super Lawyers -

Twenty-two attorneys from the Memphis office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC have been named to the 2010 Mid-South Super Lawyers.

The attorneys are Ben C. Adams, Mary L. Aronov, Leo M. Bearman Jr., Sam B. Blair Jr., Michael B. Chance, E. Franklin Childress Jr., Angie C. Davis, Robert J. DelPriore, Gregory G. Fletcher, William H.D. Fones Jr., Grady M. Garrison, Stephen D. Goodwin, James R. “Josh” Hall Jr., Matthew S. Heiter, George T. “Buck” Lewis III, Robert C. Liddon Jr., Eugene J. Podesta Jr., Jackie G. Prester, Jill M. Steinberg, Buckner Wellford, Maurice Wexler and Edward R. Young.

20. Fred Smith to Receive Marshall Foundation Award -

Fred Smith, CEO of FedEx Corp., will receive the 2010 George C Marshall Foundation Award following a luncheon Nov. 16 at the American Red Cross headquarters in Washington.

21. Memphis Needs Whitehaven -

Mention plans for the comeback of Whitehaven and more than a few Memphians who don’t live in the area might not listen very long.

They might assume you are talking about more attractions for the tourists who come in January and August to mark the birth and death, respectively, of Elvis Presley.

22. Officials: Belt-Tightening Will Cut Major Command -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Defense Department plans to shed one of its 10 major military commands as Defense Secretary Robert Gates tries to pare billions from the Pentagon budget, officials briefed on the plan said Monday.

23. Wrap-Up Bill Clears Senate Hurdle -

WASHINGTON (AP) - A pre-holiday package that wraps up Pentagon spending, extended unemployment benefits and other must-pass measures awaits one final vote in the Senate before it reaches President Barack Obama's desk for his signature.

24. AP Poll: Americans Fret Over Health Overhaul Costs -

WASHINGTON (AP) - It's the cost, Mr. President.

Americans are worried about hidden costs in the fine print of health care overhaul legislation, an Associated Press poll says. That's creating new challenges for President Barack Obama as he tries to close the deal with a handful of Democratic doubters in the Senate.

25. Obama and Elder Bush Team Up on Call to Service -

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - President Barack Obama, who has called on Americans to perform more community service, is joining former President George H.W. Bush in urging citizens to volunteer.

Bush on Friday was to host a forum on volunteering at Texas A&M University, to be attended by Obama, who initiated a "United We Serve" call to service in June that culminated in a national day of service on the eighth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

26. US House Rejects Most Obama Weapons Cuts -

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives went along with U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates' plans to kill the over-budget F-22 fighter jet but has rejected his efforts to cut off several other big ticket items.

27. Obama Signs Bill to Cut Wasteful Defense Spending -

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama granted the Pentagon new power to rein in wasteful defense spending Friday, a change he said was long overdue.

Standing with leading congressional players on the South Lawn of the White House, Obama signed the weapons acquisition overhaul bill, which passed unanimously in both the House and Senate this week. The president said the bill will crack down on defense programs with huge cost overruns and increase competition for contracts.

28. White House: Obama Wants to Cut $17B from Budget -

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama asked Congress on Thursday to eliminate or trim 121 federal programs for a savings of $17 billion in the coming budget year. Many of the proposed cuts have already been rejected by Obama's allies in Congress, including some programs that his predecessor, President George W. Bush, repeatedly sought to end.

29. Defense Chief Proposes Weapons Cuts -

WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Monday recommended halting production of the F-22 fighter jet and scrapping a new helicopter for the president as he outlined deep cuts to many of the military's biggest weapons programs.

30. Obama Adds Econ Advisers, Says 'Help on the Way' -

CHICAGO (AP) - President-elect Barack Obama pledged Wednesday to have an economic plan ready for action on the nation's financial crisis on his first day in office. "Help is on the way," he declared.

31. County Tax Shortfall ‘Hard to Predict’ -

Shelby County’s revenue picture for the current fiscal year is beginning to come into focus: So far, it looks as if county officials were correct in predicting this year the county would not see its usual 1 percent growth in tax collections.

32. Window Closing for Carrier Combos to be Reviewed Under Business-Friendly Bush Administration -

WASHINGTON (AP) - While talk of a combined Delta-Northwest and other airline mergers seems to be in a holding pattern, further delays could jeopardize carriers' chances of getting regulatory clearance under the business-friendly Bush administration.

33. Mattila Vows Not to Cause Shake-Up; Wharton Concerned Over Bass Pro Deal -

Shelby County Trustee Paul Mattila doesn't plan to make any changes in faces at the office he took over this week after winning appointment by the Shelby County Board of Commissioners.

Mattila secured the appointment during a busy day at the County Building that saw Shelby County Mayor A C Wharton Jr. react for the first time to proposed terms of development of The Pyramid by Bass Pro Shops.

34. Mattila Wins Trustee’s Post, Wharton Has Problems With Bass Pro Terms -

Paul Mattila, a legislative assistant to the late Shelby County Trustee Bob Patterson, was appointed Monday to be the new Shelby County Trustee. In balloting by Shelby County Commissioners, Mattila beat Debra R. Gates, chief administrator under Patterson and interim Trustee since Patterson’s death last month.

35. Mattila Wins Trustee’s Post, Wharton Has Problems With Bass Pro Terms -

Paul Mattila, a legislative assistant to the late Shelby County Trustee Bob Patterson, was appointed today to be the new Shelby County Trustee. In balloting by Shelby County Commissioners, Mattila beat Debra R. Gates, chief administrator under Patterson and interim Trustee since Patterson’s death last month.

36. Local Venture Capitalist Makes Documentary -

Any way you add it up, four non-leap year calendar years always equate to 1,460 days – or 2 million minutes.

But follow the life of a typical American high school student during that same time span versus his or her academic counterparts in India and China, and the resulting contrast is about as vast as, well, the distance between Boston and Bangalore.

37. King's Death Anniversary Recounted by Men Who Were There -

Editor's Note: This story is told partly from the writer's perspective because he covered Elvis Presley's death. Those passages are in italics.

Thirty years later, Aug. 16 tends to be remembered in Memphis simply as the day Elvis Presley died.

38. Don't Mess With Elvis (Week) -

Editor's Note: This article and a companion piece titled "King's Death Anniversary Recounted by Men Who Were There" in today's Daily News are told from the perspective of a journalist who covered Elvis Presley's death and its aftermath in 1977.

39. As Home Values Rise, Eastview Residents Keep Waiting For Neighborhood Improvements -

"When I drive across this city," Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton told the audience at his New Year's Day Prayer Breakfast earlier this year, "there are some sections of Memphis that I'm not proud of. I see urban blight. I see neighborhood deterioration. I see people living in housing that's unfit for human habitation. And I want to do something about it."

40. Fox Named Senior Lending Officer with MATCU -

Anthony Fox has been named senior business lending officer at Memphis Area Teachers' Credit Union. He previously was operations manager of sales and service for the FedEx Employees Credit Association. Before working at FedEx, he was a branch manager and commercial lender at Munford Union Bank.

41. Ivy at South End Sidesteps Condominium Craze -

While much of the Downtown real estate market has been concentrating its efforts on condominiums, one group is working on something different - single family homes.

Robert Durbin of Durbin Diversified Builders and his son-in-law, Reid Hedgepeth of Hedgepeth Construction, are building 17 upscale zero-lot homes at The Ivy at South End near the intersection of South Front and Georgia streets.

42. Archived Article: Calendar - Nov Nov. 15 The Memphis Songwriters Association will meet at 7 p.m. in the University of Memphis Harris Music Building, Room 101. For more information, call Michael Porter at 577-0906 or e-mail mporter@vantek.net. The Quality Center will offer a 36-...

43. Archived Article: Comm Briefs - Lifeblood, Mid-South Regional Blood Center and Hollywood Video are teaming up to promote blood donation in June Volunteers for the Mid-South Air Show '99 presented a check for $250,000 to the Madonna Learning Center. The center is a special educatio...

44. Archived Article: Flood - The gates to the Bonnet Carre Spillway in New Orleans will open wide Monday, draining off some of the waters of the engorged Mississippi River into Lake Ponchitraine, according to Maj. Gen. Robert B. Flowers, Commander of the Lower Mississippi Valle...