Editorial Results (free)
1. Local Wealth Managers Put Service Above Self
- Saturday, June 06, 2015
Service over self is the Rotarian creed, and one that local wealth manager William (Bill) Pickens, has embraced in his life.
As founder of Gift of Life International’s local chapter, Gift of Life Mid-South – an organization that brings children with congenital heart defects from developing countries to Memphis to undergo lifesaving surgery – Pickens has put his mantra to work in tangible ways.
2. Schumer's '12 Angry Men' Satire Stings
- Thursday, May 21, 2015
A recent episode of “Inside Amy Schumer” parodies the 1957 Sidney Lumet movie “12 Angry Men.” A “jury” of dudes deliberate whether Schumer is “hot enough” to be on TV. Jeff Goldblum, John Hawkes, Paul Giamatti, Nick DiPaolo and Kumail Nanjiani are spot-on with their mimicry of the original actors from the movie – Henry Fonda, Ed Begely, Lee J. Cobb and others.
3. Rosenfelt Literary Fest Speech Refreshing
- Thursday, May 14, 2015
“I was the least successful marketing person in the history of Hollywood.” With that line, novelist David Rosenfelt gets his first laugh. As part of the Arkansas Literary Festival, the author of 21 books addresses a packed house at the Clinton School of Public Service. And not about accessing inner muses or fusing justice with mercy. With mega-doses of self-deprecating humor, Rosenfelt tells it like it is. For him.
4. Eli’s Coming
- Thursday, April 23, 2015
“Once again, as Eli swung around the dark trees and onto the lawn, the children fled.” – Philip Roth, in “Eli, the Fanatic” (1959).
5. Nashville’s Most Romantic Restaurants
- Saturday, February 07, 2015
Romance means something different for everyone, but most people can agree that if there is low lighting, soft music, a charming companion and something delicious to eat, you’ve already got the makings of one outstanding evening.
6. Milhaus Acquires Highland Row Property
- Tuesday, December 09, 2014
44 S. Highland St.; 366, 374 and 380 Ellsworth St.
Memphis, TN 38111
Sale Amount: $4.3 million
7. If You Don’t Come Across …
- Thursday, November 20, 2014
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.)
8. Ex-IRS Official Called Conservatives Crazies
- Thursday, July 31, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former IRS official at the center of the agency's tea party controversy referred to some right-wing Republicans as "crazies" and more in emails released Wednesday. A key GOP lawmaker says the remarks show that Lois Lerner was biased against conservative groups and targeted them for extra scrutiny.
9. New Rosenfelt Novel Delivers
- Thursday, May 29, 2014
David Rosenfelt has done it again! Kept me in my chair for two whole hours, that is. Once I got to page 100 of “Without Warning,” I had to just go ahead and finish it. You know, to see how it would end.
10. Eye-Catching Reads
- Thursday, May 22, 2014
“I will not be venomous!” This is what I imagined to be the mantra of the reptile written about in Frankie Frisco’s “Second thoughts” sports column in the May 10 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: “A Spurs official said the snake was determined to be non-poisonous ….”
11. Early Advantage
- Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Talk, touch, read and play.
These four words focused on early childhood development have helped to shape the mission of the Urban Child Institute for the past four years, and now they are traveling beyond the building and into the Memphis Pink Palace Museum. The important message bears repeating and repetition in creating bright young minds, and the institute is focused on spreading the word as far and wide as possible – starting with their kiosk-like exhibition, “The Early Advantage.”
12. Focus on Character
- Monday, September 09, 2013
In an address to the nation during his presidency Theodore Roosevelt said, “Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of individuals, and of a nation.”
- Thursday, August 22, 2013
The Broad Avenue Arts District will hold a Broad Avenue Night Market Thursday, Aug. 22, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. between Indie Style Market and West Memorials on Broad Avenue. Cost is free. Visit broadavearts.com.
14. Loeb Enjoying Strong Demand in East Memphis
- Friday, June 28, 2013
Pomp & Poise, a new gift store concept specializing in home and garden items, has signed a new lease at Park Place Center.
Pomp and Poise will occupy 1,400 square feet at the East Memphis retail center at the southwest corner of Park Avenue and Ridgeway Road.
15. Wonderstone Worth Wait
- Thursday, March 28, 2013
Since writing about magician David Kwong last November, I’ve been waiting for “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” to come out. David’s listed as one of the film’s two magic consultants at IMDB, though I saw three names in the film’s credits. I enjoyed the film on the day it was released, and now I’m watching the reviews roll in on Rotten Tomatoes.
16. Feyer Cruises to Fourth ACPT Title
- Thursday, March 21, 2013
BROOKLYN, N.Y. – The American Crossword Puzzle Tournament is like an annual meeting for the cruciverbalism industry. At the 36th installment of this event, the three-peat crown wearer, Dan Feyer, a pianist from Manhattan, pretty much went wire to wire.
17. Missions Double for Heart Foundation
- Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Children around the globe in countries that do not have the medical resources available here in the U.S. are getting a helping hand from The International Children’s Heart Foundation, a local organization targeting congenital heart disease.
18. Call Me Pop Pop
- Thursday, December 13, 2012
“A nickname, because it’s custom-made, rather than installed at the factory, can seem like a better reflection of one’s true self.” – David Owen
19. Endocrinologist Detti Joins UT Medical Group
- Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Reproductive endocrinologist Dr. Laura Detti has joined the Germantown office of UT Medical Group Inc., where she specializes in male and female infertility. Detti provides genetic diagnosis and counseling; management of conditions such as polycystic ovarian syndrome, recurrent miscarriages and premature menopause; and pre- and post-cancer care for fertility issues.
20. Change on Way for Bolivar Airport
- Friday, October 05, 2012
Those in Bolivar, Tenn., will have a chance to walk the runway of the Hardeman County Airport Saturday, Oct. 6, and take a look around an airport that recently came back to life.
The 5K walk-run is a chance to show off the improvements the Hardeman County government made to the airport with funding from the Tennessee Department of Transportation that has provided 90 percent of the money for the upgrade.
21. Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
- Monday, October 01, 2012
Maybe you’re a startup founder who wants to rub shoulders with your peers, pitch investors in the hope of landing venture capital and talk to a lawyer about drawing up paperwork.
Maybe you’re a veteran researcher who’s got a side project that looks like it could turn into something big. Or maybe you’ve got little more than an idea on the back of a napkin.
22. From the Pens of Babes
- Thursday, September 20, 2012
Transitioning now, from the past four weeks of courtroom pleadings and testimony, to actual letters. Received by me. From fifth and sixth grade students who attended programs I presented in their schools or actual sessions at the courthouse.
23. 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?
24. Regulators Probe Bank's Role in Facebook IPO
- Thursday, May 24, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Regulators are examining whether Morgan Stanley, the investment bank that shepherded Facebook through its highly publicized stock offering last week, selectively informed clients of an analyst's negative report about the company before the stock started trading.
25. Lawyers’ ad infinitim?
- Thursday, April 12, 2012
When I entered law school in 1975, national and state bar associations pretty much prohibited attorneys from engaging in [whisper] advertising. Self-promotion by legal professionals – even in the Yellow Pages – is a product of the late 20th century. When the Supreme Court ruled in 1977 that the advertising ban for barristers was unconstitutional, it was big news!
26. Analyzing American Crossword Puzzle Tourney
- Thursday, April 05, 2012
BROOKLYN, N.Y. – It’s crossword tourney time again, and here I am at the 35th installment of the world’s oldest event of its kind – the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament. Last year, I wrote that after puzzles 1-7, “last year’s winner, Dan Feyer, was in first, with last year’s third-place finisher, Anne Erdmann, and five-time winner, Tyler Hinman, on his tail.”
27. Site Work for St. Jude Tower Part of Permit Application
- Tuesday, March 13, 2012
315 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, TN 38105
Permit Cost: $5 million
Project Cost: $190 million
28. Self-Storage in Whitehaven Sells to Calif. Co. for $1.2M
- Friday, March 09, 2012
An affiliate of Emeryville, Calif.-based Devon Self-Storage called Devon-Memphis LLC has bought a self-storage facility site at 3417 Fontaine Road in Whitehaven’s 38116 for $1.2 million. The sellers were William C. Bateman Jr., Marjorie Bateman Gore, Robert J. Bateman and Virginia Bateman Hess.
29. Lessons From a 3-Legged Dog
- Thursday, February 23, 2012
DAVIDSON, N.C. – This community of 11,000 residents, site of my alma mater, is also home to my favorite place to spend the night on the road: the Davidson Village Inn, half a block down Depot Street from the campus.
30. Whether You Win – Part 2
- Thursday, September 15, 2011
Success is never inevitable, right? You can’t win ‘em all. Last week we looked at lost-phrases. This week the focus is on winning. Or won-phrases, anyway.
Perhaps ironically, the phrase “You can’t win ‘em all” is almost always associated with losing. As is also the case with “no-win situation,” a predicament in which a favorable outcome is considered an impossibility.
31. Lesser-Known Miss. Gov Candidates Offer Platforms
- Monday, August 01, 2011
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Democratic and Republican primaries this coming Tuesday will narrow the field of candidates for Mississippi governor.
Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant of Brandon and commercial building contractor Dave Dennis of Pass Christian are spending the most in the five-person race for the Republican nomination, while Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree and Clarksdale businessman and attorney Bill Luckett are grabbing the most attention on the Democratic side.
32. Cifuentes New HR Manager At ServiceMaster
- Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Viviana Cifuentes has joined ServiceMaster by Stratos as human resources manager. Hometown: I was born in Bogota, Colombia, and raised in New York City.
Education: I received my bachelor’s degree in business administration from Baruch College in New York City.
33. Special Coverage: Mid-South Flooding
- Friday, May 06, 2011
DeWitt Spain Airport Inundated With Water
General DeWitt Spain Airport was inundated with flood waters early Thursday morning. Reports said around midnight, part of a berm washed out as well as part of North Second Street, which had already been closed because of rising water. A broken water main contributed to the high water.
34. Accolades for Stuff Reprinted
- Thursday, April 28, 2011
For the past two weeks I’ve quoted from “Real Lawyers Do Change Their Briefs” (1989), a book that's more than 20 years old.
Those passages from that book generated several calls of commendation, for which I thank the callers. But, as should be self-evident, other writers deserve the praise.
35. Many Paths to Resolving Disputes
- Thursday, March 17, 2011
In 1995, I read Christopher Moore’s book, “The Mediation Process – Practical Strategies for Resolving Conflict.”
36. Former U.S. Attorney Greenlee Discusses Big Cases
- Thursday, March 03, 2011
The former U.S. Attorney for North Mississippi during the prosecution of North Mississippi attorney Dickie Scruggs for bribing a judge says there were some fears the powerful attorney or his friends might destroy the government’s case by talking some key witnesses out of cooperating.
37. Houston Gordon Kicks Off MBA’s Lawyers Conversations Series
- Wednesday, January 26, 2011
At a lunchtime gathering the Memphis Bar Association is planning to host, trial attorney Houston Gordon will be the center of attention for the first in a series of informal seminars titled “Conversations with Local Lawyers of Distinction.”
38. BRIDGES Event Focuses on Entrepreneurship
- Friday, May 21, 2010
BRIDGES Inc. showed out-of-work people how to create their own jobs with the help of successful small-business owners Wednesday when the nonprofit organization hosted a conference on entrepreneurship.
39. White House Official to Visit Local Orgs
- Tuesday, April 27, 2010
The White House official who finds new ways to address the nation’s social issues will be in Memphis next month to visit two charities and speak at a conference for nonprofit organizations.
Sonal Shah, director of the newly created White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation, is coming at the invitation of the Alliance for Nonprofit Alliance. She is scheduled to give the keynote address at the Alliance’s annual conference.
40. Tunica’s ’37 Brings Strong Bloodlines to Regional Dining
- Monday, April 12, 2010
The mystery behind the name of the restaurant – ’37 – is solved when you learn that 1937 was the year William F. Harrah opened a small bingo parlor in Reno, Nev., and unwittingly gave birth to a worldwide casino and hotel empire that in 2007 earned revenues of $9.78 billion, according to Fortune magazine, and employed 85,000 people.
41. Tenn. Tax on Illegal Drugs Ruled Unconstitutional
- Monday, July 27, 2009
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Supreme Court ruled Friday that a state law that taxes illegal drugs is unconstitutional.
The court found in 3-2 decision that the law, sometimes called the "crack tax," exceeds the state's taxing power because it isn't a tax on "merchants, peddlers and privileges."
42. Health Centers Could Acquire MED Clinics by September
- Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Two health center operations have identified the clinics they would like to acquire from The Regional Medical Center at Memphis, and Claude Watts, the hospital’s interim CEO, remains hopeful that an agreement can be reached by early to late September.
43. Apperson Crump’s Kosciolek Discusses Elder, Family Law
- Thursday, June 18, 2009
Jeannie M. Kosciolek is an attorney at Apperson Crump & Maxwell PLC, where she practices in divorce and family law as well as general civil litigation and elder law.
Kosciolek was admitted to practice law in 2001 after receiving her juris doctorate from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. She received her bachelor’s degree in English literature with minors in political science and Spanish from the University of Memphis, graduating with honors.
44. Holder’s Latest Honor Springs From Mediation Work
- Thursday, October 16, 2008
Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Janice Holder recently was honored with the second annual Greyfred Gray Public Service Mediation Award at the Lipscomb University Institute for Conflict Management in Nashville.
45. Brinkley Heights Ministries To Expand Academy
- Tuesday, April 08, 2008
3277 Macon Road
Memphis, TN 38122
Permit Cost: $2.4 million
Project Cost: $2.4 million
Permit Date: Applied March 2008
46. LeMoyne-Owen CDC To Build Center, Subdivision
- Tuesday, April 01, 2008
LeMoyne-Owen College Community Development Corp. (LOC-CDC) has applied for a $501,000 building permit for a lifestyle center and subdivision at 915 E. McLemore Ave.
The lifestyle center
47. Thompson Named Chair of MPACT Board
- Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Jeni Stephens Thompson has been named the new chairwoman of the MPACT Memphis board of directors. Thompson is the director of marketing and development for the Memphis Bioworks Foundation. She has a bachelor's degree in communications from Lambuth University and a master's degree in education from Vanderbilt University. Thompson serves as the programs chair for the Association of Fundraising Professionals and sits on the Playhouse on the Square board. She is a member of the Leadership Memphis Class of 2008.
48. Big Arts Donation To be Announced Today at Rhodes
- Thursday, October 05, 2006
He's the chairman of a Nashville record label, a former lieutenant governor of California, a mega-philanthropist and a self-made titan of the music industry.
And today, Mike Curb - who heads Nashville-based Curb Records - is announcing a large-scale investment in Memphis that likely will include a sizable donation to Rhodes College. Details of his project, which apparently will bring together educators, students, artists and more to promote Southern music, all will be unveiled today at a national conference on the arts hosted at Rhodes.
49. Self Named Elder Law Specialist by TCCLES
- Thursday, September 07, 2006
William King Self Jr. has been designated an elder law specialist by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization (TCCLES). He also holds the designation of specialist and certified elder law attorney (CELA) from the National Elder Law Foundation.
50. Methodist Le Bonheur's Wade Becomes First to Achieve BCIA Certification
- Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Deanne Wade has become the first therapist in the tri-state area (Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi) to become certified through the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America (BCIA) in pelvic muscle dysfunction biofeedback. Wade is a physical therapist and supervisor in incontinence and pelvic rehabilitation at Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital.
51. Archived Article: Lead
- Thursday, March 17, 2005
Memphis Braces for Bankruptcy Changes
Federal bill could have unintended effect on local filings
The Daily News
Next month, Congress could put the finishing touches on the biggest overhaul of the nations bankruptcy...
52. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, March 09, 2005
Smith & Nephew Announces New Division and Promotions
Smith & Nephew Announces New Division, Promotions
Steve Hirsch was named president of Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics, a new division of the company opening in Europe. The following ...
53. Archived Article: Law
- Thursday, March 03, 2005
A lot of seniors are being faced with making decisions about having power of attorney or a living will or estate issues or pu
Aging Population Expands Elder Law Practice
The Daily News
When the baby boomer generation begins t...
54. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, November 24, 2004
Young Lawyers Division Announces New Board Members
MSO Names New General Manager
Alberto Gutierrez joined Memphis Symphony Orchestra as general manager. Gutierrez previously served as operations manager for the San Antonio Symphony. After grad...
55. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, November 10, 2004
Armstrong Allen attorneys chosen for Best Lawyers
Memphis Estate Planning Council Elects Officers
The Memphis Estate Planning Council announced the following 2004-2005 officers: Mike Wood, president; David B. Jones, vice president; Frank E. Da...
56. Archived Article: Scholars (lead)
- Tuesday, July 06, 2004
Washgin scholar is initiave of advance Memphis
Local Program Creates Business Scholars
Youth learn real-life lessons from corporate volunteers
The Daily News
Early 20th century educator Booker T. Washington knew the value of...
57. Archived Article: Cement (lead)
- Wednesday, May 19, 2004
Local cement distribution facilty plans new site
Cement Distributor Plans New Facility
Holcim Inc. to move to nearby Presidents Island site
The Daily News
One of the nations largest suppliers of cements and related mineral...
58. Archived Article: Law Focus
- Thursday, February 20, 2003
Its tough all over bankruptcies continue to climb
Its tough all over bankruptcies continue to climb
By BRYAN MASSEY
The Daily News
Day to day, the more conspicuous corporate bankruptcies the Worldcoms, Global Crossings, Kmarts, and, in M...
59. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, April 17, 2000
Calendar Feb April 17 The National Civil Rights Museum hosts Bridges and Boundaries Revisited: African Americans and American Jews, through July 7 at 450 Mulberry St. For ticket information or group reservations, 521-9699. The Memphis Songwriters As...
60. Archived Article: Bluff (lead)
- Wednesday, March 29, 2000
Bluff City Academy opens up Bluff City Academy expands Downtown child care options By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Parents working in Downtown Memphis now have another option for child care. Bluff City Academy, located in the Memphis Area Transit A...
61. Archived Article: Ccc Bott
- Friday, July 23, 1999
By LAURIE JOHNSON Downtown construction represents good year for CCC By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Try to drive from Beale Street to the Convention Center, and youre likely to wind up fighting for space with bulldozers and construction crews. Whi...
62. Archived Article: Standoutst
- Friday, July 24, 1998
By SUZANNE THOMPSON A black belt in determination Martial arts master Patrick Wrenn uses the ancient skill to help himself and others achieve success By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News The word quit is not in Patrick Wrenns vocabulary. Although many...
63. Archived Article: Rfs,equity Chg
- Wednesday, April 22, 1998
Two Memphis-based Two Memphis-based hotel REITs to merge Equity Inns, RFS to create $1.8 billion hotel REIT By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News Equity Inns Inc. and RFS Hotel Investors Inc. announced Tuesday they have signed a definitive agreement t...
64. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, February 11, 1998
Thompson & Co Thompson & Co. has added three employees: Suzanne Gibson has joined the company as a senior account executive. She formerly was a marketing consultant. Gibson is a graduate of Robert Morris College. Janice Chu Kelly has joined ...
65. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, February 04, 1998
Kevin Mitchell has been promoted from art director to associate creative director at Walker & Associates Inc Kevin Mitchell has been promoted from art director to associate creative director at Walker & Associates Inc. He is a graduate of th...
66. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, January 28, 1998
State Technical Institutes corporate center has added three assistant directors to its staff: State Technical Institutes corporate center has added three assistant directors to its staff: Jane Sipes is the new assistant director of distance learning...
67. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, November 20, 1997
The Memphis Bar Associations Young Lawyers Division will meet at the Rendezvous today from 4:30 p The Memphis Bar Associations Young Lawyers Division will meet at the Rendezvous today from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to elect its board of directors and s...
68. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, November 13, 1997
The Memphis Bar Association will sponsor a seminar titled Memphis and Shelby County Environmental Court: A National Role Model on Wednesday at the Peabody The Memphis Bar Association will sponsor a seminar titled "Memphis and Shelby County Envi...
69. Archived Article: G&g Mini Storage Lj
- Tuesday, August 19, 1997
By LAURIE JOHNSON New mini-storage to open at Kirby and Winchester Area growing into popular hub for development By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Construction is almost complete on a self-storage facility that will provide more than 62,000 square fe...
70. Archived Article: Law Focus
- Thursday, April 17, 1997
Each April 16, the taxpayers of the nation breathe a collective sign of relief. Its over - again. Taxing changes Knowing 1997 tax law changes helps individuals, employers and corporations plan ahead By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News Each April 16, ...
71. Archived Article: Taxes
- Tuesday, April 15, 1997
By SUZANNE THOMPSON By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News The Internal Revenue Service is expecting 16 million federal income tax returns to be filed electronically this year, according to William E. Williams, former deputy commissioner of the IRS. Wil...
72. Archived Article: Back
- Wednesday, June 26, 1996
Leadership Memphis announces 1997 class Leadership Memphis announces 1997 class Top business executives, administrators, civic volunteers and ministers are among the 55 leaders in the public and private sectors who have been selected to participate ...
73. Archived Article: Benchmark Cases
- Thursday, November 30, 1995
Benchmark cases Benchmark Cases Jean B. Cole vs. B'Nai B'Rith Home dba The Memphis Jewish Home and The Primacy Corporation, St. Francis Hospital. A Germantown woman has filed a wrongful death suit in Circuit Court, claiming her mother, Lorell Magger...