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1. Victorian Village Homes See Demand -

A new single-family residential project in the heart of Victorian Village is doing very well, thank you very much.

Five of the eights lots inside Planters Row II, a unique master planned community on Jefferson Avenue in Victorian Village between the Medical Center and Downtown core, are already optioned or under contract after the first day of sales, according to Scott Blake, president of Design 500 Inc.

2. Council To Review Conflicting Health Insurance Numbers -

City government’s open enrollment period for health insurance begins in October and new details of health insurance benefit cuts approved in June go in the mail later this month. Yet Memphis City Council members meet in a special committee session next week to again review conflicting numbers from actuaries on the coverage.

3. Locally Grown Foods Look to Bigger Business -

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Once a niche business, locally grown foods aren't just for farmers markets anymore.

A growing network of companies and organizations is delivering food directly from local farms to major institutions like Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in downtown Philadelphia, eliminating scores of middlemen from farm to fork. Along the way, they're increasing profits and recognition for smaller farms and bringing consumers healthier, fresher foods.

4. Harris Files Ford Challenge at Deadline -

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.

5. Roland ReElected At Filing Deadline, Two Countywide Races Set For August -

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.

6. New Housing Option Comes to Victorian Village -

Florence Hervery had been thinking about the next phase of her life for some time.

The 55-year-old Whitehaven resident had been mulling over a move Downtown, but she wanted a home, not a condominium or apartment, and was hesitant to move into the bustling Downtown core.

7. Federal Data Show Health Disparities Among States -

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Residents in some parts of the U.S. are signing up for health care coverage at a significantly greater rate than others through the new online insurance marketplaces now operating in every state.

8. Historic Transformation -

Around nine years ago Scott Blake was walking to St. Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral when he noticed a window in the tower at the historic James Lee House in Victorian Village had been blown out, exposing it to the elements.

9. Notes on Freedom -

“AMONG THESE ARE LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS” There were no fireworks or moving speeches but there were a few original works and classical movements. There were no marching bands or patriotic songs, but there was a chamber orchestra and a soaring aria or two. There was no Thomas Jefferson or a hot Philadelphia afternoon in 1776, but there was Mohammad Amin Sharifi and a hot Memphis afternoon in 2013.

10. Henry Discusses Decision Not to Seek Re-Election -

NASHVILLE (AP) – Longtime Sen. Douglas Henry said Wednesday that his health and the high cost of campaigning were factors in his decision not to seek re-election next year, even though he believes he could win if he did run.

11. Shadowy Tennessee Donor Behind Record Campaign Contributions -

WASHINGTON (AP) – A lawyer in Tennessee who is mysteriously linked to millions of dollars in campaign contributions steered to congressional candidates doubled his investments in the weeks before Election Day and quietly funneled $6.8 million more to a prominent Tea Party group, according to new financial statements filed with the government.

12. Gen X Inks State’s First Location on Austin Peay -

A trendy Vernon, Calif.-based retailer has inked its first Tennessee location in Austin Peay Plaza.

Gen X Clothing Inc. signed a 35,000-square-foot lease at 3252 Austin Peay Highway. The space was formerly occupied by Big Lots.

13. Piccadilly Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy -

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – Piccadilly Restaurants, a Baton Rouge-based cafeteria chain, has filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Thomas Sandeman, the company's CEO, told The Advocate that the filing, which was made Tuesday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Lafayette, will protect the value of Piccadilly, along with its employees and restaurants.

14. Democracy And Goats -

EVERYBODY SWIMS IN THIS POOL. A lot has been said about our jury system. Thomas Jefferson offered, “I consider trial by jury as the only anchor ever yet imagined by man, by which a government can be held to the principles of its constitution.”

15. Graceland Marks 30th Year as Tourist Attraction -

MEMPHIS (AP) – When Graceland opened to the public 30 years ago this month, nobody knew if it would be a success. Nearly 18 million visitors later, the house where Elvis Presley once lived is a money-making business that's helped transform the city of Memphis into a top destination for music lovers.

16. City’s Story Recounted in ‘Memphis 101’ -

A cross-section of native Memphians and Memphians by choice spent the afternoon of Tuesday, Nov. 9, exploring the stories that shaped the city during “Memphis 101,” a free, public event held biannually at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library.

17. Ole Miss Honors Historian who Fought Racism -

Students of University of Mississippi history professor Jim Silver will gather on the Ole Miss campus Friday, Sept. 30, to honor the historian who left Mississippi in the turbulent 1960s after a prophetic warning about the growing level of violent resistance to racial integration in the state.

18. Obama Signs 1st Major Patent Law Change Since 1952 -

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) – President Barack Obama signed into law Friday a major overhaul of the nation's patent system to ease the way for inventors to bring their products to market. "We can't afford to drag our feet any longer," he said.

19. New Oct. Date Set for MLK Memorial Dedication -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Organizers have set a new date in October to dedicate the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial after Hurricane Irene forced them to postpone the event in August, days before 250,000 people were expected to attend.

20. Dedication of MLK Memorial Postponed by Hurricane -

With Hurricane Irene bearing down on the nation’s capital, organizers postponed a planned weekend dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall, dashing hopes of paying tribute to the civil rights leader on the 48th anniversary of his “I Have a Dream” speech.

21. Marlo Thomas Among Jefferson Award Recipients -

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, actress Marlo Thomas and sports team owner Jerry M. Reinsdorf are among the people being honored with a national prize for public service.

22. Events -

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC will hold a breakfast briefing titled “Wage and Hour Investigations: What to Do When the Department of Labor Comes Knocking” Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Southaven, 280 Marathon Way in Southaven. For more information or to register, contact Nicolette Thomas at 577-2328 or nthomas@bakerdonelson.com.

23. Forget Competition – Help Each Other -

Lots of geniuses work alone and make remarkable contributions to our world. I joke that if you’re playing Trivial Pursuit or Jeopardy and you’re stuck for an answer, try Benjamin Franklin or Thomas Jefferson. They pretty much did it all.

24. FedEx Focused on Future -

FedEx Corp. announced its goal to increase earnings per share by 10 to 15 percent yearly over the long-term and achieve 10 percent plus operating margins at this week’s annual stockholders meeting.

25. Obama Hails Auto Bailout as Good News in Michigan -

DETROIT (AP) – President Barack Obama on Friday heralded the recent turnaround for U.S. automakers, arguing that thousands of jobs and increased production vindicate his unpopular decision to bailout the industry.

26. Take Wait And See Approach -

Over the weekend, families considered what it means to be American. America has long presented herself as the Promised Land, full of opportunity and self-reliance.

Our break from England and the philosophies of Europe helped define us. You are what you are not. Recently, at the G20 meeting, America received a chastising from European leaders over our lack of fiscal responsibility. We remain committed to borrowing and spending our way back to financial health while Europe has chosen to slash government spending, reform entitlements and privatize government functions.

27. High Court Reins in Prosecutors' Use of Fraud Law -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday sharply curtailed prosecutors' use of an anti-fraud law that was central in convicting politicians and corporate executives in many of the nation's most prominent corruption cases. The ex-CEO of disgraced energy giant Enron and a Canadian media mogul, both in prison, are among the figures who could benefit from the ruling.

28. One Claim Dismissed For Lee, Others Linger -

A judge has dismissed claims filed this summer by a private citizen against the former president and CEO of Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division and two of his attorneys.

That ruling sets the stage for one more unusual turn of events in what’s been a sometimes bitter court fight over a legal settlement the city of Memphis paid this summer to former MLGW head Joseph Lee.

29. Out of Bounds -

The August report from the NCAA calls him “student-athlete 1.” Everyone but the NCAA and the University of Memphis calls him Derrick Rose.

30. Jefferson in Limbo Until After Election -

Elbert Jefferson Jr. remains the city attorney – in name only.

Shelby County Criminal Court Judge James Lammey accepted a consent order Monday morning signed by Jefferson’s attorney, Thomas Hansom, and Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Bill Gibbons’ office.

31. Inconsistencies Lurk in Jefferson Ouster Effort -

City Attorney Elbert Jefferson Jr. is due in court Tuesday to face state prosecutors who filed a petition this week seeking his removal from office.

Shelby County District Atty. Gen. Bill Gibbons’ office filed the action in Shelby County Criminal Court under a provision of state law that gives him the power to bring an ouster suit against certain public officials. The AG can seek their removal from office if they are found to have committed misconduct or neglected their duties.

32. UPDATE: Gibbons Files Ouster Petition Against Jefferson -

One of the final legal tasks Elbert Jefferson Jr. is likely to face as City Attorney is his response to a move by state prosecutors to oust him.

Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Bill Gibbons' office has filed a petition in Criminal Court seeking Jefferson's removal, and a hearing has been set for Oct. 6. That development comes about two weeks after prosecutors in Gibbons' office issued four subpoenas to city officials asking for details of recent decisions by Jefferson.

33. Jefferson Ouster Has A Court Date -

One of the final legal tasks Elbert Jefferson Jr. is likely to face as City Attorney is his response to a move by state prosecutors to oust him.

Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Bill Gibbons' office has filed a petition in Criminal Court seeking Jefferson's removal, and a hearing has been set for Oct. 6. That development comes about two weeks after prosecutors in Gibbons' office issued four subpoenas to city officials asking for details of recent decisions by Jefferson.

34. A Mayor’s Race to Remember: Candidates pump up the drama as election nears -

The field is set at 25 candidates and Memphians start voting Sept. 25 in a mayor’s race that has been neither a surprise nor the expected.

But there’s no guarantee the election will settle what the post-Willie Herenton era will look like. Too many other events still have to be decided.

35. Gibbons Launches Investigation of City Attorney Jefferson -

Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Bill Gibbons has opened an investigation into the controversy surrounding embattled City Attorney Elbert Jefferson Jr.

36. Legal Community Mourns Stinson -

Judge William David Stinson Jr. died Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis. He was 82.

Stinson served as a Shelby County General Sessions judge from 1970 to 1982. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, where he was assigned to the 231st Chemical Depot Company, which was sent to Okinawa and arrived just after the Japanese surrendered in World War II. Stinson spent one year in Okinawa guarding Japanese prisoners. He was discharged in 1946 as a sergeant, after which he returned to his education.

37. Conference Focuses on Alternative Crops -

About 150 people involved in agribusiness came to Memphis this week for an alternative crops conference, including a sizeable contingent of farmers.

The two-day “Planting Seeds for the Future” conference was a first-time event sponsored by the Memphis Bioworks Foundation and the Tennessee Department of Agriculture at the University of Memphis.

38. Archived Article -

1215 E. Shelby Dr.
Memphis, TN 38116
Sale Amount: $20 million

Sale Date: Jan. 10, 2007

Buyer: Southland Mall Shopping Center LLC

39. Potential Home Run -

As a youth in Memphis in the 1950s and 1960s, Redbirds founder Dean Jernigan enjoyed watching baseball games at the former Russwood Park on Union Avenue.

The park, which seated about 17,000, was known for its covered grandstands, "hit it here" bulls eye sign and Memphis Steam Laundry water tower behind the center field wall.

40. Here's a Study In Courage for You -

Everyone, at some point in their lives, has heard or experienced firsthand the old saying that kids can be cruel. It's true; kids can be cruel - so cruel, the memory of their cruelty never really goes away and even can influence their victims much later in life.

41. Developers on Edge -

As with the old saying about one door opening when another closes, the same is apparently true when it comes to condominium projects and Downtown Memphis.

This month, for example, the development group behind the planned $40 million, eight-story Mirabella - which would have featured 60 condo units starting at $600,000 a pop - scrapped the high-end project because of lackluster sales.

42. A Second Wind For Winchester Park -

Architects, city planners, developers and regular citizens are gearing up for a six-day community and design planning process that could help the Winchester Park neighborhood on the northeast corner of Downtown.

43. Downtown High-Rise Up for Grabs Soon at Roebuck Auction -

A 96-year-old Downtown building that has housed everything from furniture to military recruitment offices will have a shot at revitalization starting at noon June 22.

That's when the 12-story, 134,124-square-foot Tenoke Building will be auctioned off at Roebuck Auction Center at 4932 Park Ave.

44. Black Repertory Theater to Open on Marshall -

A neighborhood on the edge of Downtown is seeing some growth, the newest of which is a black repertory theater.

The 70-seat, 3,200-square-foot Hattiloo Theater is scheduled to open Sept. 22 at 656 Marshall Ave. and will focus on black theater and art. The building belongs to Pinkney Herbert, the owner of the Marshall Arts gallery at 639 Marshall.

45. Local Properties Vie For Historic Register -

They've all outlasted at least 10 U.S. presidents, Sun Records and suburban sprawl, in addition to pre-dating the creation of an Interstate system, FedEx and the rebirth of Downtown Memphis.

Not a bad record for the group of Memphis properties that could be the latest local additions to the National Register of Historic Places.

46. Archived Article -

Thousand Oaks Boulevard (three addresses)
Cost: $28.6 million

Buyer: Talcott III Thousand Oaks LP

Seller: Glenborough Properties LP

47. Fair Installed as President of State Realtor Group -

Rosemarie Fair was installed as president of the Tennessee Association of Realtors for 2006. Fair, CEO of Memphis-based One Source Commercial Inc., was named TAR Realtor of the Year in 2004. The Memphis Area Association of Realtors named her Realtor of the Year in 1991.

48. Archived Article: Real - Neighborhood Profile Shows Ballpark Area Prime for Development

CCC Looks to Spark New Downtown Development

LANCE ALLAN

The Daily News

For redevelopment of an area to occur, it generally takes some sort of a catalyst such as the opening o...

49. Archived Article: Lead - Downtown Neighborhood Rising in Popularity

Downtown Developers Eye The Edge

Revitalization efforts moving beyond Downtown core

LANCE ALLAN

The Daily News

A lot has changed in The Edge neighborhood since its heyday in the 1930s. The ar...

50. Archived Article: This Week - AC Wharton Hosts a Town Hall Meeting

Wharton Hosts Bartlett Town Hall Meeting

Jan. 31

The Mid-South Chapter of the American Red Cross hosts a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Northwest Mississippi Community College, 5197 W.E. Ross Parkw...

51. Archived Article: Real Estate Recap - 5389 Poplar Ave

Mercedes Benz Dealership Owner Buys Out Partner

5389 Poplar Ave.

Memphis, TN 38119

Cost: $20.6 million

Borrower: Autorama Inc. doing business as Mercedes-Benz of Memphis

Lender: First Tennessee Bank NA

Trustee: R...

52. Archived Article: Real Recap - 8250 Poplar Ave

St. Georges School Makes Room for Growth

8250 Poplar Ave.

Germantown, TN 38138

Cost: $6.5 million

Borrower: St. Georges Independent School

Lender: St. Georges Episcopal Church, Germantown

Trustee: Scott K. Haight...

53. Archived Article: Real Recap - Property in

Grant and Co. Refinances Camden Grove

1571 N. Houston Levee Road

Cordova, TN 38016

Cost: $17 million

Borrower: Camden Grove LLC

Lender: First Trust Bank for Savings

Trustee: Robert J. Pinstein

Property: Camden Gro...

54. Archived Article: Newsmakers - HAMILTON EYE INSTITUTE PHYSICIANS RECEIVE AWARDS

Shelby County DCS Administrator Named

Tennessee Department of Childrens Services Commissioner Viola P. Miller appointed Antoinette Holman Shelby County Regional Administrator for DCS. Holman pre...

55. Archived Article: Village (lead) - Mansion style offices, more homes planned for Village

Victorian Village Plans Gain Momentum

Ideas for district include mansion-style offices, more homes

ANDREW BELL

The Daily News

Plans to reconfigure and revive Victorian Village are ...

56. Archived Article: Vv (lead) - The Center City Commission has narrowed its selection for an urban planner for the Victorian Village area to four choices

Plans in Works for Victorian Village

CCC to name urban planner for the historic area

ANDREW BELL

The Daily News

...

57. Archived Article: Jones (lead) - Jones pledge names UVA arena after father

Jones pledge names UVA arena after father

By ANDREW BELL

The Daily News

Retired Memphis lawyer and publisher John Paul Jones soon must choose between home and away basketball games.

Thanks to ...

58. Archived Article: Edge (lead) - Memphis neighborhood living life on the Edge

Memphis neighborhood living life on the Edge

By BRYAN MASSEY

The Daily News

Only now and then during the week does Glenn Meredith come to the Edge neighborhood in Midtown from Southaven, Miss....

59. Archived Article: Swaney (lead) - Idyllic 8-home development on tap

Keep it country, land use committee says

By MARY DANDO

The Daily News

A recommendation by the city-county Office of Planning and Development that a 82-acre gated community in unincorporated Shelby County...

60. Archived Article: Calendar - Calendar of events Jan Calendar of events: June 10-June 16 June 10 The Memphis Bar Association presents "Designated Topics in Bankruptcy," from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 200 Jefferson Ave., sixth floor. Bankruptcy court Chief Judge David...

61. Archived Article: Calendar - Calendar of events Jan Calendar of events: June 3-June 9 June 6 The giant Friends of the Library Book Sale returns to the Mid-South Fairgrounds June 6-9 in the Charles Brakefield Youth Building. Thousands of books, videos, records, sheet music and b...

62. Archived Article: Law Briefs - The law alumni board at the University of Memphis named two faculty members of the Cecil C The law alumni board at the University of Memphis named two faculty members of the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law as recipients of its first Teaching Excell...

63. Archived Article: Restaurant St - By SUZANNE THOMPSON New Downtown eateries cater to lunchtime crowds By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News Downtown employees now have more of a selection from which to choose when searching for that mid-day meal. At least three new restaurants catering...

64. Archived Article: Blue Cross - By LAURIE JOHNSON Blue Cross/Blue Shield renovates two Downtown offices By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Blue Cross/Blue Shield has started giving the interiors of its two office buildings Downtown a facelift. Construction is now underway on improve...

65. Archived Article: Heart - By SUZANNE THOMPSON Lowenstein Mansion to serve pediatric heart patients, families By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News The historic Lowenstein Mansion soon will serve as the Variety Heart House, providing free pre- and post-surgical housing for pedia...

66. Archived Article: 7th Inning Lj - By LAURIE JOHNSON 7th Inning begins new Midtown store By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Memphis celebrity and sports memorabilia emporium 7th Inning has broken ground on a new 10,000-square-foot facility at 3040 Walnut Grove in Midtown. The new free-...

67. Archived Article: Mack Renovation Lj - By LAURIE JOHNSON South Main refurbishment spurs upgrades on Crump By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News The steady progress of redevelopment activity along Downtowns South Main Street has encouraged several businesses on neighboring E. H. Crump Boulevar...

68. Archived Article: Page 2 - Food Lion vs Food Lion vs. ABC By HAROLD C. STREIBICH Special to The Daily News The master engineers of the ancient world, when building their roads, placed a marker every mile so that travelers would know how far they were from Rome. These markers ...

69. Archived Article: Memos - Boatmens Bank of Tennessee recently announced the election or promotion of several officers: Boatmens Bank of Tennessee recently announced the election or promotion of several officers: Robert was elected vice president and manager of the Raleigh br...

70. Archived Article: Cutline - Ken Wilder of Chris-Hill Construction works on road improvements for the Jefferson Street bridge spanning Danny Thomas Boulevard Monday. The bridge has been shut down for two weeks for the repairs Ken Wilder of Chris-Hill Construction works on road ...

71. Archived Article: Govt Analys - 03-22 Govt analys Politics and education By BERJE YACOUBIAN Special to The Daily News A major reason for the success of American democracy, I believe, is our long commitment to education. From Thomas Jefferson, who advocated education "to enlig...

72. Archived Article: Govt Analys - 03-08 Govt analys Politics and religion By BERJE YACOUBIAN Special to The Daily News The doctrine of separation of church and state is nearly four centuries old. In the early 1620s Roger Williams, a New England Puritan minister, first advanced the n...