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1. CBU Names Sumner-Winter Director of Stewardship
- Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Wendy Sumner-Winter has been appointed director of stewardship and donor engagement at Christian Brothers University. In the newly created position, Sumner-Winter will oversee planning, strategy development and implementation of initiatives to increase communication and connections with the CBU community, including donors, alumni and friends.
2. Jack Jones Shootout Returns to Memphis
- Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Four of the five players in the 2013 recruiting class of the University of Memphis basketball team will be featured in the annual Jack Jones Basketball Shootout that begins Thursday, March 21, and continues through Saturday, March 23.
3. ‘Bad Joe’ Gone as Poise Brings Winning Formula
- Friday, January 11, 2013
The Conference USA Tournament came early this season. That, or Tigers guard Joe Jackson has his dates confused. After two roller coaster seasons that included winning the Most Valuable Player award in two straight league tournaments – a C-USA first – Jackson apparently has decided to flip the calendar forward.
4. City Schools Chief of Staff Leaves for Chicago Job
- Saturday, December 22, 2012
John Barker, chief of staff for Memphis City Schools, is leaving the school system in January to become chief of accountability for Chicago Public Schools.
5. Local Students Give Back With Literacy Program
- Friday, December 14, 2012
A lot of people have good ideas that could change the world, or at a little piece of it. But often those ideas never quite turn into action.
Two Memphis University School seniors – basketball player Jonathan Wilfong and football player and wrestler Andrew Renshaw – had just such a good idea. Inspired by “Caddy for a Cure,” in which an individual makes a donation to a charity and in turn gets to caddy for a PGA golfer, they created “Coaching for Literacy – The Assistant Coach Program for Promoting Literacy.”
6. A Season for More
- Monday, October 29, 2012
Last season, the Grizzlies made the playoffs and even earned home-court advantage for their first-round series against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Last season, the Tigers made the NCAA Tournament after winning the regular season and tournament Conference USA championships.
- Thursday, October 18, 2012
The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law will host the “Lawyers as Problem-Solvers: New Directions. New Voices” conference Thursday, Oct. 18, and Friday, Oct. 19, at the law school, 1 N. Front St. Visit memphis.edu/law for details.
8. Clothing for a Cause
- Thursday, September 27, 2012
Joe Williams believes that consumers want to help others, even if it means giving the shirts off their backs.
9. Census Data Another Sign Economy has Bottomed Out
- Friday, September 21, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Five years after the housing bust, the U.S. economy is showing signs of finally bottoming out.
Americans are on the move again after putting their lives on hold and staying put. More young adults are leaving their parents' homes to take a chance with college or the job market, while once-sharp declines in births are leveling off and poverty is slowing.
10. Business Making an Anti-Regulation Pitch to Voters
- Wednesday, September 19, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – The National Association of Manufacturers, U.S. Chamber of Commerce and National Federation of Independent Business are working to make the anti-regulatory fervor their members share an issue in the last weeks of the campaign.
11. Memorial Tuesday for Roane Waring Jr.
- Monday, September 03, 2012
A memorial service for Roane Waring Jr., founder of the Waring Cox Law Firm PLC, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, at St. Edward Chapel of Trezevant Terrace, 177 N. Highland St. Waring died Tuesday.
12. Back to the Gridiron
- Monday, August 27, 2012
It was the last day before fall practice would begin. First-year University of Memphis football coach Justin Fuente couldn’t wait to get started.
“This is the longest day of the year,” he said.
13. Gatewood Named Marketing Dir. At Methodist Healthcare
- Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Megan Gatewood has been promoted to marketing director at Methodist Healthcare. In her new role, Gatewood is responsible for developing and overseeing marketing strategies for Methodist’s adult hospitals, outpatient services and physician practices.
14. Baldwin Joins Trumbull Labs as Pathologist
- Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Dr. Heather Sehnert Baldwin has joined Trumbull Laboratories LLC as a pathologist. In her new role, Baldwin will practice a full range of pathology with a focus in hematopathology.
15. Arkansas Granted No Child Left Behind Waiver
- Monday, July 02, 2012
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Arkansas' education commissioner said Friday he's grateful the federal government granted the state relief from key math and science requirements of the No Child Left Behind law.
16. Looking to Tomorrow
- Wednesday, June 13, 2012
The Martin Institute for Teaching Excellence’s 2012 Summer Conference opens its two-day run Wednesday, June 13, with 500 educators from the region and a fourth-grade teacher from Virginia with a board game popular with educators struggling to teach critical thinking skills.
17. Tina Fey’s ‘Bossy Pants’ Rocks
- Thursday, June 07, 2012
After reading the 2009 novel that I dissed a bit last week, I read Tina Fey’s 2011 autobiographical “Bossy Pants.” Superb, stellar, well-written. Educational, insightful, witty and fun! What more could I ask?
18. Medical Necessity
- Thursday, May 31, 2012
An aging population, changes in the national health care model and a shortage of primary care physicians have increased the need for physician assistants, or PAs, who work under the direction of physicians and surgeons.
19. Davis Named Education Director at Bodine School
- Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Dr. Lyle Davis is the new director of education at The Bodine School effective June 4.
Davis will supervise teachers, monitor student growth and oversee curriculum at the Germantown school for students with learning disabilities.
20. UTHSC Launches Physician Assistant Studies
- Monday, May 07, 2012
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) in Memphis has launched the first physician assistant training program available at a public university in Tennessee.
The Department of Physician Assistant (PA) Studies at UTHSC College of Allied Health Sciences will begin enrollment at the UTHSC main campus in Memphis in January 2014. The department will enroll a maximum of 25 students in its inaugural class.
21. Prepare to Laugh at ‘Don Pasquale’
- Monday, March 26, 2012
Love is sometimes cruel, but marriage can be even worse.
At least that’s the comedic truth behind Opera Memphis’ season finale in which romantic scheming leads to laughter.
“Don Pasquale” by Gaetano Donizetti will be performed March 31 and April 3 at the Orpheum Theatre Memphis. The third opera in a season meant to draw in first-time audiences, this one holds special meaning to general director Ned Canty because it was his first opera – the first one he enjoyed, that is.
22. Mallory’s Route Leads Him to CRE Career
- Friday, March 02, 2012
Neely Mallory IV comes from a long line of logistics executives, with ancestry dating back to Memphis’ early days as a cotton hub.
These days, Mallory is learning the ropes of supply chains from a different vantage point: through some of the city’s top producing industrial real estate professionals.
23. Obama Takes Tougher Stance on Higher Education
- Tuesday, February 21, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Access to college has been the driving force in federal higher education policy for decades. But the Obama administration is pushing a fundamental agenda shift that aggressively brings a new question into the debate: What are people getting for their money?
24. Hard Work at Heart Of Boyd’s Public Service
- Friday, February 10, 2012
Editor’s Note: This is a Daily News series featuring past winners of the Bobby Dunavant Public Service Awards, which annually honor one elected and one non-elected government official. The 2012 awards will be presented Feb. 22.
25. Philanthropic Photography
- Friday, January 06, 2012
Whereas many people are accustomed to ignoring the homeless, photographer Bill Piacesi devotes himself to taking a closer look.
Black-and-white portraits capturing the weary, forgotten faces of Memphis’ most disenfranchised individuals adorn his workspace inside The Commons, a multi-tenant nonprofit center at 258 N. Merton St. in the city’s Binghampton neighborhood.
26. Vandy Going for 3rd Bowl Win Ever vs Cincinnati
- Monday, January 02, 2012
Vanderbilt linebacker Chris Marve will have his own cheering section for the Liberty Bowl. It will include about 100 family and friends, and he couldn't help everyone asking for tickets.
Marve grew up in Memphis, Tenn., and went to high school at White Station. Former coaches and their families will be joining his relatives and friends in the stands Saturday when Vanderbilt plays Cincinnati.
27. Wharton Leads MED’s Legal Team During Turnaround
- Thursday, November 10, 2011
Monica Wharton, senior vice president and chief legal officer and general counsel at the Regional Medical Center at Memphis, is taking care of business since being recruited by the hospital in 2008 to lead its legal team. She was on board during a transitional period for The MED, which was in poor financial health.
28. West Memphis 3 Lawyer to Lecture at UVa
- Tuesday, October 25, 2011
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A lawyer who represented one of the "West Memphis Three" defendants plans to teach a two-week course on the case at the University of Virginia School of Law.
29. Senate Unveils Next Piece of Obama Jobs Bill
- Monday, October 24, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama's allies in the Senate on Friday unveiled the next piece of his failed $447 billion jobs measure to get a vote in the Senate: an almost $70 investment in infrastructure projects such as roads and bridges.
30. Still a Newspaperman
- Monday, October 10, 2011
Faith, family, philanthropy, a love of basketball and a passion for the newspaper business are the foundations of Memphian John Paul Jones’ life.
31. NYC Investor Jones Recalls Memphis Roots
- Monday, September 26, 2011
Decades before he worked his way to the top of the financial world as a billionaire hedge fund manager and influential market guru, Paul Tudor Jones had an early affinity for the newspaper business.
32. Obama Touts Jobs Bill Benefits for Small Business
- Thursday, September 15, 2011
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – President Barack Obama urged enthusiastic college students Wednesday to join him in his fight to get Congress to act on his new jobs bill. "Every single one of you can help make this bill a reality," the president called out at a hot and noisy rally at North Carolina State University.
33. Sokolov Joins Bass Berry In Securities Practice
- Thursday, September 15, 2011
One of the newest additions to the Memphis office of Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is an associate specializing in securities work who’s also fluent in Spanish and Serbian and is an avid traveler and runner.
34. Obama: Congress Has No Reason to Wait on Jobs Bill
- Wednesday, September 14, 2011
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Imploring Congress to follow his lead, President Barack Obama on Tuesday lobbied lawmakers to adopt his nearly $450 billion jobs plan, promising it would help workers in the construction industry and rebuild schools in crumbling condition. Said Obama: "My question to Congress is, what on earth are we waiting for?"
35. Fisk Alumni Conference Runs Friday to Sunday
- Tuesday, September 13, 2011
The Memphis Fisk Alumni Club, in conjunction with the General Alumni Association of Fisk University Inc., will host the General Alumni Association’s Southern Regional Conference Friday, Sept. 16, through Sunday, Sept. 18, at The Peabody hotel, 149 Union Ave.
36. U of M Event Honors City’s Legal Pillars
- Thursday, July 28, 2011
They’ve argued landmark cases in Memphis courtrooms in addition to representing everyday clients. They’ve grown into lions of the local legal profession. And they’ve helped tilt the course of history in the city.
37. Dem Luckett Touts Economic Record in Miss Gov's Race
- Wednesday, July 27, 2011
CLARKSDALE, Miss. (AP) — Bill Luckett still vividly remembers his first work in helping renovate buildings. He was a ninth grader, and he sanded walls for house painters in his hometown of Clarksdale.
38. Bloodworth’s Sustainability Ideal Formed at Early Age
- Monday, July 11, 2011
At a young age, Rusty Bloodworth knew he wanted to be an architect. As he matured, that passion morphed to an interest in handling more than the arrangement of buildings, but rather the design of the environment.
39. Former Pitt Mayor Discusses Infrastructure Challenges
- Thursday, June 30, 2011
Former Pittsburgh Mayor Tom Murphy drove to Memphis Tuesday, June 28, from Nashville to speak at an Urban Land Institute program on infrastructure held at the University of Memphis.
40. Victory University Rises From Crichton’s Ashes
- Monday, June 27, 2011
Many private colleges and universities faced hard times during the weak economy, but one local institution’s post-recession financial turnaround is no small victory.
The newly and aptly renamed Victory University, formerly Crichton College, rose from the ashes with a new business model and new leadership. Administrators said transition is nothing new to the school.
41. Office Art
- Thursday, June 02, 2011
When Stacy McCall, president of ServiceMaster by Stratos, walked into the Memphis College of Art’s South Main Street graduate school on its opening day, she didn’t realize she’d be making a business deal.
42. Groceries Closer to Possible Wine Sales
- Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Wine sales in Tennessee’s grocery stores are one step closer to reality.
SB 0316 – the Red White and Food campaign’s preferred bill – was the first item on the calendar for the Senate State and Local Government Committee meeting Tuesday.
43. Two Attorneys Join Butler Snow
- Thursday, March 03, 2011
Two attorneys have joined the Memphis office of Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada PLLC.
44. Ford & Harrison Beefs Up Practice With Meyers Addition
- Thursday, February 10, 2011
Ford & Harrison LLP has added to its Memphis office a new attorney who focuses on labor and employment law.
45. U of M’s Ranta Wears Numerous Hats as CCFA Dean
- Friday, February 04, 2011
Richard F. Ranta is a household name around the University of Memphis campus.
As founding dean of the school’s College of Communication and Fine Arts, he’s a cornerstone in the development and growth of the discipline and an advocate for higher education.
46. Apperson Crump Adds Aldridge as Partner
- Monday, January 31, 2011
Commercial real estate attorney Joe Aldridge has become a partner in Apperson Crump PLC.
Previously, he was a partner in Baskin, McCarroll, McCaskill, Aldridge & Campbell PA in Southaven, and before that was with Wyatt Tarrant & Combs LLP and its predecessors for almost three decades.
47. Stern Cardiovascular’s McGrew at Forefront of Research
- Monday, January 24, 2011
Longtime Memphis cardiologist Dr. Frank McGrew with the Stern Cardiovascular Center remains at the forefront of clinical cardiology research.
His projects include using a catheter to electrically map the inside of the heart to properly place pacemaker electrodes, injecting stem cells into the hearts of heart attack patients to repair damage, and conducting the clinical trial that resulted in the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the first new oral blood thinner to hit the market in half a century.
48. ATTN: Mayor Wharton
- Monday, January 10, 2011
Memphians sound off on city’s most pressing needs.
Founder of Skatelife Memphis; scientist at St. Jude Children’s Research Hosp.
Develop and promote a citywide mentoring campaign. We must heavily invest in the positive development of our children. Many of our Memphis children suffer not from a material poverty, but a poverty of healthy relationships and ultimately a poverty of possibility – of reaching their full potential. Each of us has had supportive network of mentors (“the village”) in our lives, be they our parents, teachers or friends, that have come along side of us to build our self-esteem and to help us navigate a path that moves us closer to realizing our potential.
49. Attorneys Recall Myar’s Legacy
- Thursday, December 09, 2010
During last week’s annual meeting of the Memphis Bar Association, attorney Buck Wellford asked how many in the room of 500 attorneys and judges knew Sam A. Myar Jr.
A few people stood, including Wellford’s father, retired federal judge Harry Wellford, and attorney Leo Bearman. Myar’s widow and family members were also present.
50. Reichling Settles Into Corps of Engineers Post
- Tuesday, November 09, 2010
Col. Vernie Reichling grew up in a military family, but it wasn’t until he spent a week with his uncle, a colonel in the U.S. Army, at Fort Bragg, N.C., one summer during junior high that Reichling felt his true calling to join up.
51. Panel to Recommend Next UT President to Trustees
- Thursday, October 21, 2010
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Five remaining candidates in the search for a University of Tennessee president answered questions — many about fundraising and finances — in separate interviews Wednesday ahead of at least two of them making the final cut.
52. Census: Fast-Growing US Areas Show Big Income Drop
- Wednesday, October 13, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – Call it the migration bust: Many of the fast-growing U.S. areas during the housing boom are now yielding some of the biggest income drops in the economic downturn.
That could have broad impact on the political map in the coming weeks. Voter discontent over the economy and related issues such as immigration head to the polls on Nov. 2 to decide whether to keep Democrats in Congress.
53. Galloway Gardens Apartments Sells for $1.1 Million
- Tuesday, September 07, 2010
1565 Galloway Ave.
Memphis, TN 38112
Sale Amount: $1.1 Million
Sale Date: Aug. 27, 2010
Buyer: Galloway Gardens LLC
Seller: Steve Benetti and Virginia Benetti
Loan Amounts: $200,000; $200,000; $916,937 (assumption)
Loan Date: Aug. 27, 2010
Maturity Dates: Aug. 27, 2011 ($200,000); Sept. 15, 2015 ($200,000); Sept. 10, 2013 ($916,937)
Lender: Regions Bank
54. Youth Isn’t a Hurdle for Red Door Founder Phillips
- Friday, August 27, 2010
The scant number of years John Phillips V has under his belt relative to others in his chosen industry is not lost on him.
55. Hard Work at Core Of Ellis’ Practice, Charter Commission Leadership
- Thursday, August 26, 2010
Reaching for the stars and working tirelessly are trademarks of Memphis attorney Julie Ellis.
Ellis’ father was an Army general who blew the energetic sound of revelry each morning at “0500 hours.” She also watched her mom serve others as a school nurse and leading a mental health center.
56. Legal Community Remembers Apperson Crump Founder
- Friday, August 13, 2010
Charles Metcalf Crump was remembered Thursday as an experienced attorney whose long service to the law influenced countless attorneys.
57. Bloodworth Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award
- Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Russell Bloodworth, executive vice president of Boyle Investment Co., has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Memphis Chapter of Lambda Alpha International, the land economics society.
58. Pension Bomb
- Monday, July 12, 2010
For years, government pension liabilities – the lifetime retirement benefits paid to everyone from local cops to garbage collectors – have been the equivalent of ticking time bombs.
They were assembled when governments like Memphis and Shelby County, among many others, mixed together some explosive materials.
59. Yeates Joins A2H As Project Manager
- Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Arthur Yeates has joined Askew Hargraves Harcourt & Associates Inc. (A2H) as an architectural project manager.
60. Attorney Cobb Dies From Stroke Complications
- Friday, June 04, 2010
Charles Pittman Cobb, 87, died June 1 of complications following a stroke.
Cobb most recently worked at Evans & Petree PC. He joined the firm in 1949, became a senior partner and retired from the firm in 1984.
61. Payne-Johnson Joins Arlington’s Baptist Memorial Medical
- Wednesday, June 02, 2010
Dr. Ann Payne-Johnson, a family medicine physician at Baptist Memorial Medical Group, recently began practicing medicine at Baptist Memorial Medical Group Arlington Family Medicine.
Hometown: New Orleans, La.
Education: Residency, University of Tennessee Department of Family Medicine, Jackson, Tenn.; Spartan Health Sciences University School of Medicine; master’s degree in marriage and family therapy and bachelor’s degree in psychology from University of Southern Mississippi
Work Experience: Family medicine physician at BMMG, clinician at Saint Francis Hospital, aerobics instructor/fitness instructor (stopped when I was 5 months pregnant with my son)
Family: Married. Five-year-old son, Donovan, in kindergarten at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School; daughter, Ashley, 2.
Last book read: “Llama Llama Mad at Mama”
Music: Disco. Favorite song: “I Will Survive.”
Favorite movie: “Scarface” (“Avatar” is a close second)
Sports team: New Orleans Saints (Who Dat!!!)
Activities you enjoy outside of work: Farmville on Facebook, gadgets, spending time with the kids
Who has had the greatest influence on you? My father, who was a musician and scientist.
Why did you pursue a career in medicine? I have always wanted to practice medicine.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments? Becoming board certified.
What do you most enjoy about your work? The people I work with every day are phenomenal. Baptist is growing to continue to meet the community’s needs for primary care.
62. Technology Takes Ridgeway Middle Music to New Level
- Friday, May 21, 2010
The walls of a cinderblock city school classroom in East Memphis are hung with posters of John Coltrane, King Oliver, Otis Redding, Elvis Presley, Billie Holiday and a 78-inch interactive whiteboard called an ActivBoard.
63. Allen’s Legal Expertise Takes Him Places
- Thursday, April 29, 2010
Cannon Allen grew up with an idea that he might end up in the legal field, but a broad range of cases in commercial litigation paved the way for far-reaching experiences in entrepreneurship, transportation and logistics, and community building.
64. Land of Lenny's
- Friday, April 16, 2010
With the opening of a second Downtown Lenny’s, the Memphis-born restaurant chain has the city covered as good as the hot pepper relish on its signature subs.
The new restaurant, slated to open Monday at 153 S. Main St., is just a short jaunt of seven blocks – not even a half-mile – from the existing one at 22 N. Front St.
65. Firm Wants to Bring Top Talent to Memphis
- Monday, April 05, 2010
Chris Chotard sees himself as a coach recruiting members to business teams throughout Memphis.
He founded his company, Top Notch, last year to bring the brightest college students to Memphis to spend eight weeks working for some of the most well known mid-level companies in the city.
66. Cody Named Co-Chair Of Society Of Attorneys General Emeritus
- Thursday, April 01, 2010
Attorney Michael Cody of Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC was recently named co-chairman of the Society of Attorneys General Emeritus (SAGE).
67. Hoop Dreams
- Friday, March 26, 2010
The name “John Paul Jones” is etched on the newsroom office door of The Daily News building in Downtown Memphis and also on the main entrance of a 16,000-seat arena at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.
68. Reading Scores Hold Steady on Nationwide Test
- Thursday, March 25, 2010
Reading scores for fourth- and eighth-grade students held mostly steady last year, continuing a stubborn trend of minimal improvement across most racial, economic and geographic groups.
Scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress, a series of federally funded achievement tests, rose in two states and the District of Columbia in grade four and in nine states for grade eight in 2009. Overall, the fourth-grade average remained unchanged while eighth-graders rose one point.
69. State Lawmakers Bash Congress to Gain Voter Favor
- Friday, February 19, 2010
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - With tax collections tanking and jobless rates at record highs, state legislators hundreds of miles from Washington have found an easy way to appeal to conservative voters: Bash the federal government.
70. Ash Air Quality Data Thrown Out Because of Lab Errors
- Thursday, January 28, 2010
KINGSTON, Tenn. (AP) - A federal environmental official said some air quality data collected at the site of a December 2008 coal ash spill at the Tennessee Valley Authority's Kingston Plant is worthless because of laboratory mistakes but the air quality in the area is good, thanks partly to rainy weather.
71. McDonald Assumes Role of Director Emeritus at BankTennessee
- Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Crawford McDonald has assumed the status of director emeritus of BankTennessee. In honor of McDonald’s service, the boardroom at the bank’s East Memphis office will be named the Crawford McDonald Community Room.
72. Night Law Program Finds Success In Nashville
- Thursday, January 07, 2010
An adult with a family who works full-time may consider attending law school at some point after passing the so-called “typical” college age.
However, law schools are one of the few branches of higher education that typically do not offer night courses. Few law schools offer night law classes in Tennessee and nationwide, leaving many adults trying to decide if they should put their lives on hold to dedicate themselves to a full-time day program.
73. Beyond Halloween
- Monday, October 26, 2009
The signs are already up in some stores around the city – especially those open 24 hours a day. They remind Halloween minded patrons not to wear any kind of masks or face coverings into the stores or risk being mistaken for robbers. What we fear is the basis for Halloween as we know it. What we believe others fear is part of the evolving tradition. Combine the two and you are past Halloween and into a civic discussion that has a season of its own.
74. Dollar General Coming To James Road in Raleigh
- Tuesday, September 29, 2009
3609 James Road
Memphis, TN 38128
Permit Amount: $497,000
Project Cost: $497,000
Permit Date: Applied September 2009
Owner: SW Properties LLC
Tenant: Dollar General Corp.
Contractor: SW Properties LLC
- Friday, September 25, 2009
The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art will host screenings of John Michael McCarthy’s film “Cigarette Girl” today and Saturday at 1 p.m. at the museum, 1934 Poplar Ave. Cost is $5 for members and $7 for nonmembers.
- Thursday, September 17, 2009
The Memphis Lawyers’ Chapter and University of Memphis Law School Student Chapter of the Federalist Society will hold a seminar today from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, 3715 Central Ave. Steven J. Mulroy and Christopher Green will present “A Constitution Day Debate: Living Constitution vs. Original Intent.” To register, call Greg Grisham at 527-0214.
77. Obama Speech to Students Sparks New Controversy
- Monday, September 07, 2009
DALLAS (AP), - When kids all across the country return to school Tuesday, some will see a welcoming message from President Barack Obama and some won't.
Obama's planned address to students has touched off yet another confrontation with Republican critics, who have battered the White House over health care and now accuse the president of foisting a political agenda on children.
78. Dixon’s Civil War Exhibit Punctuated by Whitman’s Poetry
- Monday, August 24, 2009
The Dixon Gallery and Gardens is attempting to tackle the environment of the American Civil War through the eyes of an unconventional poet in the current art exhibition “Bold, Cautious, True: Walt Whitman and American Art of the Civil War Era.” The exhibit, which opened last month, includes American masterpieces of the 1860s from collections across the country.
79. MERI Names Roberts Human Resources Coordinator
- Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Nancy Roberts has joined the Medical Education & Research Institute (MERI) as human resources coordinator.
Roberts joins MERI after working as vice president of organization development for a large apartment real estate investment trust. In addition, Roberts has more than 15 years of HR experience, including serving in the human resources capacity for a large retail operation and a large marketing firm.
80. Health Care Progress Seen on Capitol Hill
- Thursday, July 30, 2009
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Congress reported progress on legislation to overhaul the nation's health care Wednesday as President Barack Obama introduced a retooled message asserting his plan would protect Americans and limit insurers' power.
81. Black Students in South Performing Better on Tests
- Wednesday, July 15, 2009
ATLANTA (AP) - The South is narrowing the gap between how black and white students perform on tests – particularly in math – but the region is still lagging behind the nation in scores, a new federal study released Tuesday shows.
82. Mississippi's Still Fattest; Tenn.'s Obesity Rate Rises
- Thursday, July 02, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Mississippi's still king of cellulite, but an ominous tide is rolling toward the Medicare doctors in neighboring Alabama: obese baby boomers.
It's time for the nation's annual obesity rankings and, outside of fairly lean Colorado, there's little good news. Obesity rates among adults rose in 23 states over the past year and didn't decline anywhere, says a new report from the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
83. Cabinet Officials Head to Hard-Hit Auto States
- Thursday, June 04, 2009
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Officials in four Midwestern states badly hurt by the auto industry's woes are lining up to ask the Cabinet secretaries crisscrossing the region for a better deal when it comes to getting funds from the federal recovery act.
84. Stimulus Money Skips Needy Areas
- Tuesday, May 12, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) – Counties suffering the most from job losses stand to receive the least help from President Barack Obama’s plan to spend billions of stimulus dollars on roads and bridges, an Associated Press analysis has found.
85. White House Seeks Input on Education Law
- Wednesday, May 06, 2009
BUNKER HILL, W.Va. (AP) - Embarking on a "listening tour," Education Secretary Arne Duncan asked teachers, parents and students Tuesday how they would improve No Child Left Behind, the controversial education law championed by former President George W. Bush.
86. Leading US Health Expert Urging Cautious Approach
- Tuesday, May 05, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - A leading U.S. health expert said Monday that while "there are encouraging signs" of a leveling off in the severity of the swine flu threat, it's still too early to declare the problem under control.
87. Police Investigating Death of Freddie Mac Official
- Thursday, April 23, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - The chief financial officer of money-losing mortgage giant Freddie Mac was found dead in his basement early Wednesday morning in what police said was an apparent suicide.
A law enforcement official familiar with the investigation said it was an apparent hanging. He declined to be identified because the investigation was ongoing.
88. Ridder Is New Circuit Court Judge
- Tuesday, April 07, 2009
Attorney Lorrie Ridder is the new Shelby County Circuit Court judge for Division 4.
Gov. Phil Bredesen selected Ridder and announced her appointment today to the vacancy created by the January death of Rita Stotts.
89. Legal Community Mourns Stinson
- Monday, March 23, 2009
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.
- Monday, March 02, 2009
The Engineers’ Club of Memphis Inc. will hold its weekly meeting and lunch today at 11:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. George Ragazzo of Modular Gabion Systems Inc. will present “Modular Gabions and Mattresses.” Cost is $14. No reservations are required.
91. Economic Woes Test Historically Black Colleges
- Tuesday, February 17, 2009
ATLANTA (AP) - Historically black colleges and universities, which for decades have been educating students who can't afford to go – or can't imagine going – elsewhere, have been particularly challenged by the nation's economic meltdown.
92. U of M’s Heath Given Distinguished Teaching Award
- Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Dr. Julia Heath, professor of economics at the University of Memphis, has been honored with the Kenneth G. Elzinga Distinguished Teaching Award by the Southern Economic Association.
93. Williams Election Completes NE Tenn. Power Shift
- Friday, January 23, 2009
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Republican takeover of the General Assembly has been accompanied by a geographical power shift that may finally put to rest the old saying that Tennessee ends in Knoxville.
94. Boyle’s Halperin Receives Realtors Commercial Alliance Award
- Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Mark Halperin of Boyle Investment Co. has received the 2008 Realtors Commercial Alliance National Award from the Realtors Commercial Alliance.
95. IBM to Help Build Broadband Network in Power Lines
- Thursday, November 13, 2008
NEW YORK (AP) - IBM Corp. is throwing its considerable weight behind an idea that seemed to have faded: broadband Internet access delivered over ordinary power lines.
96. Obama and McCain Vote, Prepare Their Final Pitch
- Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama joined voters eager to cast ballots on Tuesday before making one last pitch for supporters to turn out for their historic presidential contest.
97. Rawson Named President Of Benefit Recover Inc.
- Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Win Rawson has been named president of Memphis-based Benefit Recover Inc.
Rawson joined the company as general counsel in June 2007. Previously, he worked at Lawrence & Russell LLP, where he developed and managed employment and benefits litigation for several Fortune 100 clients.
98. Weak Rules Cripple Appraiser Oversight
- Tuesday, August 19, 2008
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - As soaring home prices set the stage for America's great housing meltdown, a critical step in making sure those home sales were a fair deal - the real estate appraisal - was undermined from within.
99. Memphis, Others To Get $300M To Tackle Health
- Friday, June 06, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) – In Memphis, black Medicare beneficiaries are nearly six times as likely as whites to have a leg amputated, a complication stemming from vascular disease and diabetes.
In Mississippi, 57 percent of women aged 65-69 got mammograms in a two-year period versus 74 percent in Maine.
100. New Memphis Pro Team Gives Players Shot at Basketball Dream
- Friday, May 30, 2008
A dozen Memphians are taking a different journey to what they hope will be NBA stardom. It’s a journey that includes weekend games in high school and college gymnasiums before small crowds. Practice sessions are worked in between 9-to-5 jobs and second jobs. There is very little glory and no guarantee.