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1. Spillyards Leads Community Advisors Launch -

Greg Spillyards has joined the brokerage team at Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors to launch the firm’s Community Advisors service line.

Community Advisors is focused on the Memphis city core, with a goal to provide real estate advisory services to assist in the revitalization of the city’s underserved areas with passion, creativity and entrepreneurship, and with service to those already living and leading in their neighborhoods.

2. If You Don’t Come Across … -

Ten years ago this month, as I was immersing myself into the nuances of cruciverbalism – the art of writing crosswords – these lines came to me:

“If you don’t come across, I’m gonna be down/Your love to me is a mystery and the clues are all around.” (I know, that’s songwriting, not puzzle-writing, but stay with me on this.)

3. Events -

Memphis Zoo will host Zoo Boo Friday, Oct. 17, through Sunday, Oct. 19, and Oct. 24-26 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the zoo, 2000 Prentiss Place. Activities include trick-or-treat stations, not-so-haunted tour of Primate Canyon, straw maze, haunted hayride and more. Tickets are $12 for members and $15 for nonmembers. Visit memphiszoo.org.

4. Central Centennial -

Central Station is 100 years old, an age that most train stations never reach. And if they do, they get there with some really harrowing years in mid-life.

The landmark at South Main Street and G.E. Patterson Drive marked its centennial this month with hundreds of people taking a look around the now recovered and renovated station as well as Amtrak trains and Canadian National railroad locomotives on the tracks that run by the station.

5. Rail House Mystery -

Editor’s note: First in a three-part series. If you’re passing through Aberdeen, N.C., you should have no trouble finding Railhouse Brewery on East South Street. Moore County’s only microbrewery stands in the middle of downtown, just a few feet from the train track.

6. Parking Wars -

It’s been a hot, humid and restless spring at Overton Park.

The park has been crowded, but not as crowded as expected given the political tempest over parking on Overton’s greensward.

7. College Presidents Promote Community Connections -

The president of Christian Brothers University says the time to discuss with college students whether they should see the world or build a life here is when they are still in college, not as they are graduating.

8. MATA President Calls for Expanded Service -

The interim leader of the Memphis Area Transit Authority wants the city’s bus line to get more involved in “transportation management associations.”

MATA’s interim president and general manager, Tom Fox, describes the associations as “groups of employers banding together to provide some kind of services to supplement what MATA can provide.”

9. Malone to Challenge Luttrell In August Mayoral Showdown -

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.

10. 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.

11. One and One for the Morrisseys -

Robin and Darren Morrissey, wife and husband, finished one and one at the 2014 Clinton School Puzzle Festival. That would be first place in crosswords and first place in Sudoku.

12. Stewart Joins Metal Museum as Collections Manager -

Grace Stewart has joined the Metal Museum as collections manager/registrar. Stewart, who previously served as registrar for the National Civil Rights Museum for a year and a half, says her goals are to help grow and define the Museum’s permanent collection and facilitate greater access to the collection through exhibits and education opportunities.

13. Durham Dives Into Legislature During First Year -

When someone first mentioned to freshman state Rep. Jeremy Durham that there would be a new seat in Williamson County, he thought he was being asked to suggest someone, not run.

14. 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.

15. Ellis Joins State Systems As Sales Executive -

Alisa Ellis has joined State Systems Inc. as a low voltage sales executive. She brings 16 years of telecommunications experience to the company, which offers protection products and services, including fire protection equipment, training and cleaning services, as well as technology services such as network integration, cabling systems and wireless support.

16. Full Steam Ahead -

A burgeoning distribution and logistics market for the Mid-South is taking root in the rich Delta soil in Marshall County, Miss., and Fayette County, Tenn.

Industrial developers and their tenants, lured by the availability of large tracts of land, major infrastructure enhancements, a new intermodal facility and friendly, focused public policy, are increasingly targeting the area.

17. Full Steam Ahead -

A burgeoning distribution and logistics market for the Mid-South is taking root in the rich Delta soil in Marshall County, Miss., and Fayette County, Tenn.

Industrial developers and their tenants, lured by the availability of large tracts of land, major infrastructure enhancements, a new intermodal facility and friendly, focused public policy, are increasingly targeting the area.

18. Damn This Traffic Jam! -

“Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee.”

“Got it.”

So read an Aug. 13, 2013, email exchange between a couple of New Jersey pols. Why Fort Lee?

Earlier efforts to pluck Democratic endorsements in the Garden State for Gov. Chris Christie’s reelection campaign had failed as to Fort Lee’s mayor, Mark Sokolich. Moreover, the day before, the Democratic state senator who represents Fort Lee had effectively blocked Christie’s reappointment of a Republican state supreme court justice. On Aug. 12, Christie referred to Jersey’s Democratic state senators as “animals.”

19. Nelson Takes New Role at Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence -

Amanda C. Nelson has joined the Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence as director of consulting, a newly created position. Nelson will oversee, coordinate and promote the alliance’s management consulting services, and manage its three-year capacity-building program, the Program for Nonprofit Excellence.

20. Editorial: Leadership Change Needed at MATA -

It’s a coincidence that this week's cover story is on leadership, as word came of the planned retirement at year's end of William Hudson, president of the Memphis Area Transit Authority.

21. Football Part of Planning at LeMoyne-Owen -

The new $13.5 million four-story residence hall at LeMoyne-Owen College that formally opened Friday, Oct. 18, is the latest symbol of growth on the campus of the city’s only historically black college since 2006.

22. This week in Memphis history: September 20-26 -

1993: Elvis Presley Enterprises joined the ownership group for the proposed Memphis NFL franchise that city leaders were seeking. William B. Dunavant Jr., the leader of the effort, announced Graceland’s role in the ownership group during a reception at Graceland. Others in the ownership group included Fred Smith, Mike Starnes, J.R. “Pitt” Hyde and Paul Tudor Jones.

23. Events -

Kiwanis Club of Memphis will meet Wednesday, Sept. 18, from noon to 1 p.m. at The University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. William Rodney of Medicos will speak. Cost is $18 for nonmembers.

24. Events -

Rhodes College will host a Constitution Day lecture featuring historian Gordon Wood on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. in the McCallum Ballroom of the Bryan Campus Life Center on campus, 2000 North Parkway. Wood will present “The Making of the Constitution.” Cost is free. Visit rhodes.edu.

25. Events -

In-Synk and The Daily News will host a Leadership Lunch & Learn book review and discussion on Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead” Friday, Sept. 6, 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.

26. Events -

In-Synk and The Daily News will host a Leadership Lunch & Learn book review and discussion on Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead” Friday, Sept. 6, 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.

27. Funding Cut Has MATA at Crossroads -

The city’s bus system isn’t out of the woods yet.

The Memphis Area Transit Authority’s long drive through a wilderness of record ridership for the trolley system, years of operating funding cuts, withering criticism and millions of dollars in capital funding showed signs this week of continuing for some time.

28. Oakhaven Warehouse Sells for $11.3 Million -

5155 Citation Drive
Memphis, TN 38118
Sale Amount: $11.3 million

Sale Date: May 21, 2013

29. Owner of Arlington Shell Station Files Loan -

The owner of the Shell gas station at 6115 Airline Road in Arlington has filed a $1.4 million loan on the property.

30. Events -

The Rotary Club of Memphis East will meet Wednesday, May 29, at noon at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Jason Levien, CEO and managing partner of the Memphis Grizzlies, will speak. Cost is $17. R.S.V.P. to Lee Hughes at lmhughes@bellsouth.net.

31. Wright Joins Magna Bank as Senior Vice President -

Andy Wright has joined Memphis-based Magna Bank as senior vice president and manager of commercial banking. Wright, who previously held senior vice president positions at Iberiabank and First Tennessee Bank, has experience working with a variety of industries, with in-depth expertise in the transportation and logistics industries.

32. Events -

The Rotary Club of Memphis East will meet Wednesday, April 3, at noon at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. U.S. Sen. Bob Corker will speak. Cost is $17. R.S.V.P. to Lee Hughes at lmhughes@bellsouth.net.

33. Parks Debate Continues as Convention Departs -

With a Ku Klux Klan rally in the rearview mirror, the local debate over the renaming of three Confederate-themed city parks moved ahead this week.

A group of 60 attended a public hearing Monday, April 1, by the ad hoc City Council committee on the parks renaming at City Hall.

34. Events -

Memphis Area Association of Realtors and Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir will host the 2013 Residential Real Estate Summit Tuesday, April 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Germantown Performing Arts Centre, 1801 Exeter Road. Lawrence Yun, National Association of Realtors chief economist, will discuss the current state of the local and national real estate market. Cost is free. Visit maar.org/residentialsummit to register.

35. March 22-28: This Week in Memphis History -

1968: 16.1 inches of snow fell on the city of Memphis, cancelling plans for striking city sanitation workers to march with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the front of their ranks from Clayborn Temple to City Hall. King would return to the city to lead the march on March 28, a march that would end before it got to City Hall from Clayborn Temple because of violence. The violent end of that march would prompt King to return to the city to lead another march April 5.

36. Phillips Joins Spirco as Manager, Vice President -

Mike Phillips has joined Spirco Manufacturing as general manager and vice president of operations. In his new role, Phillips will oversee all divisions of the metal-building manufacturer and direct its organizational needs.

37. McLain Joins Counterpart in Copywriting Role -

Rebekah McLain has joined Counterpart Communication Design as copywriter. In her new role, McLain will write copy for print and websites, with areas of expertise including higher education, security and disability law, neuropsychology and hospitality.

38. Taking Stage -

The latest production from Tennessee Shakespeare Co. is a stage version of one of the silver screen’s most beloved morality tales – the one about an angel on a mission, the magic of Christmas and the futility of worrying over what might have been.

39. It’s Magic -

Nine-year-old Joel Brown, a fourth-grader at Moody Elementary in White Hall, Ark., and his dad, Chris, a Jefferson County deputy clerk, arrived at Sturgis Hall at 4:20 last Friday (Oct. 26). Busy with her nursing school studies, mom Stacy couldn’t come.

40. Events -

The Memphis/Mid-South chapter of the Federal Bar Association will present the 2012 annual federal practice seminar Friday, Oct. 12, from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, 1 N. Front St. Contact Mary Morris at mmorris@bpjlaw.com or 524-5144.

41. Events -

Tennessee Shakespeare Co. will present “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)” Thursday, Sept. 20, to Sunday, Oct 7, at Poplar Pike Playhouse, 7653 Old Poplar Pike. Visit tnshakespeare.org.

42. Gatewood Named Marketing Dir. At Methodist Healthcare -

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.

43. Gripping Tales Of True Crime -

During the past 16 months, NPR has featured a couple of creative police-blotter writers in stories filed by Don Gorenstein and Alexandria Gutierrez.

In January 2011, Gorenstein reported on John Nolan, editor of the Rochester (N.H.) Times, who writes up the local police’s doings, and is known to inject puns and rhyme into his work. For example:

44. Chamberlain Joins MBI -

Jessica Chamberlain has joined MBI as a workspace consultant.

Hometown: Arlington, Tenn.

45. Pinnacle Awards To Honor City’s Best in CRE -

Amid the lukewarm commercial real estate climate, a little recognition goes a long way.

That’s why the Memphis Area Association of Realtors Commercial Council is well under way in planning the 11th annual Pinnacle Awards ceremony, a night dedicated to showcasing commercial real estate industry professionals in the Memphis area.

46. Appraisal Institute Installs Officers -

The Memphis chapter of the Appraisal Institute held its annual officer installation Dec. 8, during its holiday celebration at the historic Daisy Theatre Downtown. The organization’s 2010 National President Leslie Sellers conducted the ceremony.

47. Munchak: Assuming for Now That Hasselbeck Starts -

NASHVILLE (AP) – Titans coach Mike Munchak says he is assuming Matt Hasselbeck is playing Sunday at Indianapolis until he sees otherwise. That's even though his veteran quarterback only watched practice Wednesday.

48. Crossword Champ Crowned -

LITTLE ROCK – Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011. Oh, what a beautiful morning! The sun rose brightly over the eastern edge of the city, its beams shimmering on the Arkansas River and reflecting off the edges of the Clinton Presidential Library. For those who’d made the trip to Sturgis Hall for the fifth annual Clinton School Puzzle Festival, a touristy atmosphere was the order of the day.

49. Jackson Joins Devcon Security as GM -

Eric Jackson has joined Devcon Security as general manager of the company’s Memphis branch. Jackson’s primary focus will be hiring and training sales people and technicians, as well as building daily branch operations and acting as the brand ambassador to building partnerships in the community.

50. Events -

Talk Shoppe will present “The Mastermind Principle: From the Book ‘Think and Grow Rich’ by Napoleon Hill” Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau, 3693 Tyndale Drive. For more information, call Jo Garner at 482-0354.

51. U of M to Host Interior Design Lecture -

The 2011 William R. Eubanks Distinguished Lecture in Interior Design at the University of Memphis will feature noted designer and author Rachelle Schoessler Lynn, who will speak April 21 at 7 p.m. at the Fogelman Executive Center Lecture Hall.

52. Council to Consider Budget, Schools Tax -

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. takes a $687.4 million city operating budget Tuesday to the Memphis City Council.

And the council will talk over a special school tax rate of 39 cents Tuesday.

The budget proposal is $22.7 million in the red.

53. Peabody Soul Gala Nets $250K for MED -

Heavy soul and deep grooves were in the air at The Peabody hotel’s Grand Ballroom Friday night as 14 soul legends took the stage to raise money for The Regional Medical Center at Memphis and to celebrate two-time Grammy Award winner Peabo Bryson’s 60th birthday.

54. Pinnacle Awards Honor City’s Best Brokers -

As emcee Dan Conaway noted in his opening address Thursday night at the 10th annual Pinnacle Awards, “OK is the new great.”

55. Pinnacle Awards Honor City's Best Brokers -

As emcee Dan Conaway noted in his opening address Thursday night at the 10th annual Pinnacle Awards, “OK is the new great.”

56. Cleaborn Homes Tops Council’s Agenda -

The first Memphis City Council meeting of 2011 features a light agenda.

Among the items is approval of a $3 million appropriation of federal funding for the redevelopment of the Cleaborn Homes public housing development.

57. 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.

58. Architectural Stories -

The houses on this year’s Central Gardens Home and Garden Tour chronicle a century of architectural styling.

They begin with traditional designs that borrow from past times and end with a 1967 residence built for the modern age. The 34th annual tour, which features six homes, will be from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

59. SportsBall Highlights Glassman’s Ongoing Work as Big Brother -

Attorney Richard Glassman has filed plenty of complaints in his career, but an offhand complaint he once made changed his life and that of another person forever.

60. Norfolk Southern Almost Ready To Break Ground -

Norfolk Southern Corp. is about to clear the final hurdle needed to begin work on its Rossville intermodal terminal, where cargo containers will be transferred between trucks and trains.

61. Women Get Role Reversal in ‘Julius Caesar’ -

When William Shakespeare was writing and performing his plays, he did so with an all-male cast as it was illegal for women to appear on stage. Now Germantown’s local Shakespeare authority has decided to even the gender score.

62. Life or Death for The MED -

A hand as tiny as a budding leaf punched at the air inside a baby incubator.

Kelley Smith, the head nurse of the neonatal intensive care unit at The Regional Medical Center at Memphis, checked on the little fighter.

63. Big Pay for CEOs Turning Consultants -

NEW YORK (AP) – Tough job market? Not for corporate honchos who snag cushy consulting deals at their former companies for $3,000 an hour.

That’s what General Motors is paying Fritz Henderson – the same guy the struggling automaker ousted three months ago because he wasn’t doing a good enough job turning around GM.

64. 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.

65. Schuermann Elected To Design Review Board -

David Schuermann has been elected to the Center City Commission’s Design Review board.

Schuermann is a principal at Architecture Inc. He is active with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards and currently serves on the Tennessee Board of Architectural & Engineering Examiners.

66. Memphis City Council Agenda -

The Memphis City Council will meet Tuesday, Oct. 6 in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 125 N. Main St. Among the items to be heard is a resolution approving the name change of Lauderdale Street between E.H. Crump and Mississippi boulevards in honor of Mr. William Thomas Fowlkes III.

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67. Memphis City Council Agenda -

The Memphis City Council will meet Tuesday, Oct. 6 in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 125 N. Main St. Among the items to be heard is a resolution approving the name change of Lauderdale Street between E.H. Crump and Mississippi boulevards in honor of Mr. William Thomas Fowlkes III.

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68. 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.

69. Pera Appointed Special Adviser For ABA Strategic Communications Committee -

Lucian Pera of Adams and Reese LLP has been appointed as a special adviser of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Strategic Communications for a one-year term.

70. Music of Duke Ellington To Kick Start BPACC Showcase Season -

The Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center (BPACC) kicks off its Showcase season with a tribute concert of the utmost sophistication. Jazz and blues singer Joyce Cobb and pianist Donald Brown will host a “Symphonic All-Duke Ellington Night” Saturday at 8 p.m.

71. Justin's Empire: Timberlake drives business interests where it all began -

Justin Timberlake might be best known for hit records, dance moves and sold-out concerts, but the 28-year-old entertainer extraordinaire is much more than a singer/dancer/performer. The award-winning, chart-topping Timberlake – or, simply, JT – has become an institution, a brand name that transcends his showbiz persona and carries as much cachet as any living celebrity.

72. One Week Later: Historic Mayoral Era Turns to New Beginnings -

Just more than a week ago, Methodist minister Frank McRae opened a gathering at City Hall that was Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton’s farewell.

McRae talked about what he termed the “passing parade of politicians.”

73. Higgins Named President, CEO At Barge Waggoner -

Robert B. Higgins Jr. has been named president and chief executive officer of engineering, architecture and planning for Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon Inc.

74. 10 Months Later, Cash Still Grapples With School District’s Scope -

The Memphis school system owns nearly 200 buildings with more than 20 million square feet of space on almost 3,000 acres.

But the school system doesn’t own all of the land, according to a new inventory of city school property. And in schools that house other agencies, there sometimes isn’t a formal lease or written agreement.

75. Rosa Becomes GM at Holiday Inn-Wolfchase -

Chris Rosa has been named general manger of the Holiday Inn and Suites Memphis-Wolfchase. Rosa will be responsible for day-to-day operations of the property. He previously served as vice president of operations for Equity Estates, general manger at the Sheraton Meadowlands and area manger of the Crowne Plaza Ravinia in Atlanta. Rosa also has been named General Manager of the Year by Patriot American Hotels and Hotelier of the Year by the Connecticut Hospitality Association.

76. McDowell Named Radiology Director At Methodist University Hospital -

Tina McDowell has been promoted to director of radiology at Methodist University Hospital. She served as the manager of diagnostic radiology at MUH for the past six years.

77. UT Medical Group Names Martin VP of Corporate Compliance -

Linda Martin has joined UT Medical Group Inc. as vice president of corporate compliance.

78. Events -

The Memphis Bar Association, IPSCO and TRT Inc. will present two three-hour dual credit continuing legal education seminars today and Dec. 15 at The Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave. The morning session will be from 8:45 a.m. to noon and the afternoon session will be from 1 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. The presenter for both sessions is Dr. William D. Brown, an ethicist and clinical psychologist in private practice in Washington. Cost is $199 for each seminar. Cost for those attending both the morning and afternoon sessions on the same day will be $380. To register, visit www.trtcle.com or call 800-672-6253.

79. Events -

Memphis Heritage Inc. will host a Young Heritage meeting today at 6 p.m. at Howard Hall, 2282 Madison Ave. The meeting will include a discussion of future events, speakers and parties. For more information, call 272-2727.

80. Lightman Realty to Begin Phase II of Centennial Gardens -

7751 Centennial Drive
Memphis, TN 38125
Permit Amount: $10.6 Million

Project Cost: $14 million
Permit Date: Applied October 2008
Completion: 2010
Owner: Michael Lightman Realty Co.
Tenant: Michael Lightman Realty Co.
Contractor: Patton & Taylor Construction Co.
Architect: MMH Hall Architects and Planners Inc

81. Events -

The Center City Development Corp. Streetscape Selection Committee will meet today at 10:30 a.m. in the Center City Commission conference room at 114 N. Main St. The meeting will include proposal reviews for construction services for the Streetscape Phase II project. For more information, call Jay Goff at 575-0582.

82. U of M’s Bingham Elected To Board Of American Psychological Association -

Dr. Rosie Phillips Bingham, vice president for student affairs and a professor in counseling, education psychology and research at the University of Memphis, has been elected to the board of directors of the American Psychological Association.

83. Events -

The Memphis Investors Group will meet today at 7 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Germantown Athletic Club, 1801 Exeter Road. A panel of local real estate investors will hold a question-and-answer session. The event is free for first-time visitors and members. Cost is $20 for repeat visitors. Prior to the panel discussion, several early-bird sessions will begin at 6 p.m.

84. Billboard Tycoon Thomas Embroiled in Another Lawsuit -

A billboard businessman who’s been something of a fixture in local courtrooms over the past several years has a new court case to contend with.

William H. Thomas Jr., a wealthy billboard developer whose name also has been at the center of a few high-profile political scandals of late, is being sued in Shelby County Chancery Court by the owners of a steel fabrication business. The suit against Thomas was filed July 16, according to The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.

85. Ford Trial’s Nuances Appear Made for TV -

Assistant U.S. Attorney Larry Laurenzi told a federal court jury last week that the trial of former City Council member Edmund Ford Sr. would, in part, be about “a corrupt environment” at Memphis City Hall.

86. Both Sides Prep For Next Week's Ford Trial -

Almost a year and a half after he was arrested and accused of taking money under the table to support a billboard zoning matter, former Memphis City Council member Edmund Ford's federal corruption trial will begin next week.

87. Events -

The Memphis Rotary Club will meet today at noon in the Memphis Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main St. Dr. Pat Wall, chancellor of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, is the featured speaker. The cost is $18 per person and reservations can be made by contacting Taylor Hughes at 526-1318 or taylor@memphisrotary.org.

88. Events -

The Engineers' Club of Memphis Inc. will meet today at noon at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. The cost is $12 and no reservations are required. Mike Glasgow, regional engineer at Uni-Bell PVC Pipe Association, will speak about "Deep Burial of PVC Gravity Sewer."

89. Events -

The 2008 Bartlett Business Expo will be held today at the Bartlett Recreation Center, 7700 Flaherty Place. The Bartlett Area Chamber, the city of Bartlett and St. Francis Hospital-Bartlett are sponsoring the event. St. Francis will be performing screenings for blood glucose levels and bone density, and the Cole Pain Therapy Group also will hold health screenings. For more information, call the chamber at 372-9457.

90. Jewell Receives Certificate of Planning -

Laura Jewell of A2H has received a certificate of planning from the American Institute of Certified Planners.

Jewell holds a bachelor's degree in landscape architecture from Mississippi State University in 2002. She has five years' experience in the planning field and more than three years' experience in landscape architecture.

91. UTHSC College of Allied Health Sciences Appoints Frey as Dean -

Dr. William R. Frey has been appointed dean of the College of Allied Health Sciences at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

Frey has served as the interim dean of the college since May 2005. He has been an adjunct faculty member in the College of Education at the University of Memphis since January 2005.

92. Billboard Regulations Punted to Incoming Council Members -

When a Memphis City Council committee voted recently to put off a discussion on updating the city's outdated, loophole-filled sign and billboard ordinance, it was perhaps a reminder of the following: Some things never change.

93. Peete Faces Sentencing Today -

It was about 18 years ago that former Memphis City Council member Rickey Peete found himself in the same situation he now faces.

Peete is to be sentenced today on an extortion charge - taking $14,500 in bribes.

94. Events -

The Memphis Advertising Federation will hold its annual seminar with workshops to help nonprofit organizations with marketing communications, public relations and advertising today from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Community Foundation, 1900 Union Ave. Registration is $95 at the door, including breakfast and lunch. Contact Sally Baker-Brenner at adfed1@memphisadfed.org or at 748-8889 to register.

95. New Board to Oversee Adult Businesses -

The new ordinance taking the booze out of the city's strip clubs promises to fundamentally change the way clubs and other sexually oriented businesses have to operate. And the city's Alcohol Commission appears to be out of the business of regulating the clubs as the ordinance does not allow for alcohol sales or consumption on the premises.

96. Events -

The Shelby County Committee on Budget and Finance and the Committee on Community Services will meet today at 9 a.m. in the fourth-floor conference room of the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St.

97. Events -

Brentano's Bookstore will host a book-signing by Alma Westfield, the Bartlett author of "Unlocking the Door," Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the bookstore inside Oak Court Mall at 4465 Poplar Ave.

98. MLGW-Bound: Surely You Jest -

Just when you think local politics can't get any more absurd, outrageous, lurid or bizarre, it does - in spades, leaps, bounds and new lower-than-lows.

Earlier this week, Memphis Light, Gas & Water CEO Joseph Lee - he of the FBI/City Council/media malfeasance investigation, he of the alleged favoritism toward VIP utility customers, he of the as-yet rejected resignation letter - launched an MLGW educational initiative that dovetails with Memphis City Schools Supt. Carol Johnson's recent "Every Child. Every Day. College Bound." campaign.

99. A Pundit in Our Future ... -

He is a seer of future Senate seats, an oracle of Congressional configurations and one of the foremost prophets of presidential politics.

To get an idea of the market for Charlie Cook's forecasting prowess, consider this from his schedule last fall: In the space of a week, he was the main attraction at events hosted by the American Beverage Association, American Express and the national paper and auto industries. At one event, he was introduced by former Michigan Gov. James Blanchard and former U.S. Defense Secretary William Cohen.

100. On And On It Goes: Word has it that Thomas Jr. won't show at next council meeting -

Federal prosecutors dropped their bombshell a few days before the Memphis City Council met Dec. 5. Criminal complaints implicated two councilmen and a well-connected lobbyist in a money-for-votes scandal that, in at least one instance, apparently benefited wealthy landowner William H. Thomas Jr.