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1. Wright Joins Magna Bank as Senior Vice President
- Wednesday, April 24, 2013
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.
2. White House Celebrates the Sounds of Memphis Soul
- Wednesday, April 10, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – A White House celebration Tuesday night of Memphis soul music is an affirmation of the decades of hard work that went into making it a classic American music sound, said some of the artists tapped to perform.
3. 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.
4. Spence Named Vice President at Riverfront Development
- Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Dorchelle T. Spence has been promoted to vice president at Riverfront Development Corp. Spence, who formerly served as director of communications, will assume broader organizational responsibilities to focus on providing strategic direction in addition to marketing, public relations, advertising, community relations, programming and government relations.
5. Phillips Joins Spirco as Manager, Vice President
- Wednesday, February 13, 2013
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.
6. Drummond Joins Marston Group as Principal
- Friday, January 25, 2013
After a long career at Ernst & Young LLP, where he served as a partner since 1986, William “Bill” Drummond has joined the Memphis-based Marston Group PLC as a principal.
7. A Murphy’s Law Birthday
- Thursday, January 10, 2013
“Turn right in four-tenths of a mile,” Susan said. “I’m looking forward to some light, warmth, TV and Internet access.”
It was Dec. 26, 2012, my 61st birthday. Mother Nature had doused us with a wet, yucky snowfall the night before. The familiar pop of transformers had punctuated the cold winter evening as we watched blue bursts of energy in the distance.
8. McLain Joins Counterpart in Copywriting Role
- Wednesday, January 09, 2013
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.
9. Towns Named to Southern College of Optometry Board
- Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Leticia “Tish” Towns, senior vice president of external relations for the Regional Medical Center at Memphis, has been named to the Southern College of Optometry board of trustees. Among her duties at The MED, Towns oversees the development of the hospital’s strategic plan and manages marketing and communications, community engagement, the Traumatic Brain Injury program, government relations and pastoral care.
10. 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.
11. Sunscreen and Then Some
- Thursday, November 15, 2012
“Wear sunscreen. If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience.” Thus wrote Mary Schmich in her Chicago Tribune column, June 1, 1997.
12. Obama Carries Shelby, Cohen Over Flinn and Two Tax Hikes Defeated
- Wednesday, November 07, 2012
President Barack Obama carried Shelby County in unofficial Nov. 6 election returns as his Republican challenger Mitt Romney took the state’s 11 electoral votes.
Voter turnout in the most popular election cycle among Shelby County voters was 61.9 percent, about the same percentage as four years ago. But the 371,256 voters is fewer than 2008 when more than 400,000 Shelby County voters cast ballots. The percentage is about the same because there are fewer registered voters in Shelby County than there were four years ago after a purge by election officials.
13. Law School Celebrates 50 Years
- Thursday, October 04, 2012
At the end of this month, the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law will celebrate half a century of preparing young legal minds for the future challenges they’ll face in the field of law.
14. RedRover Names Thomson Account Manager
- Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Melissa Thomson has been promoted to account manager from account executive at RedRover Sales & Marketing. In her expanded role, Thomson serves as a fractional chief marketing officer for growing Mid-South companies by conducting critical market research then creating and executing marketing strategies.
15. 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.
16. I Have Found …
- Thursday, September 27, 2012
I don’t lose sleep when the college team I pull for doesn’t win. When people ask how the diet’s going, they want a short answer.
It takes me minutes to write something good, then hours to revise it into something special.
17. Ciaramitaro Joins Grace-St. Luke’s as School Counselor
- Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Licensed clinical social worker Courtney Ciaramitaro has joined Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal School as school counselor. She will work primarily with middle school students.
18. Midtown Utopia
- Monday, September 24, 2012
Of Memphis’ tales of humble beginnings, of which there are many, the fluctuating renaissance of the Cooper-Young neighborhood is certainly compelling throughout.
The area has cycled from its 19th century roots to 1970s crime and neglect to its present-day status as one of the largest historic districts in the Southeast, a magnet of all ages and walks of life. All thanks to individuals and organizations that wouldn’t settle for sub-par quality in their tiny town within the bustling Bluff City.
19. 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.
20. Evans Joins American Esoteric as Vice President
- Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Dr. Jess Evans has joined American Esoteric Laboratories as vice president of technical operations. In his new role, Evans is responsible for instrumentation, personnel, operational performance and quality assurance for the Memphis laboratory.
21. More From the Record
- Thursday, September 06, 2012
See last week’s column and the one before it for other illustrations of quotable matter, straight from “the record.” That is, stuff filed and/or said in courts around the world.
In a certain case in a certain court, after receiving a motion for summary judgment, the plaintiff amended his complaint to add a party defendant. Defense counsel then filed a pleading that included this: “Apparently, plaintiff did finally decide to make allegations against the only party possibly at fault, however reluctantly.”
22. Methodist CEO Talks Balance For Young Professionals
- Friday, August 24, 2012
The Young Professionals Group of the Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital to host a professional development luncheon focused on work-life balance.
23. Duncan-Williams Adds Young Talent
- Monday, August 20, 2012
It’s a Friday afternoon, and a group of two dozen young professionals and recent college graduates has a room to themselves at the end of one hall in the headquarters of investment firm Duncan-Williams Inc.
24. Suburban School Board Races Almost Set
- Friday, August 17, 2012
Races on the Nov. 6 ballot for six sets of suburban school boards took shape Thursday, Aug. 16, at the noon filing deadline for candidate qualifying petitions.
The candidates that made the deadline have another week to withdraw from the races if they wish.
25. 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.
26. Crossword Contrasting Continues
- Thursday, August 09, 2012
Dear Judge Vic, “So, in last week’s column, you’re saying that those vintage ’50s & ’90s xword answers are no longer tolerated? Geesh! What will I do now to make fun of you? Vocab Larry”
27. Serving Tennis
- Monday, July 23, 2012
Fans of professional tennis in Memphis have got a lot to look forward to.
That’s according to Mike Lehr, the executive vice president of business development for Sharks Sports and Entertainment and part of an investment group that owns The Racquet Club of Memphis as well as the ATP tour championship event the club hosts each February, which draws some of the top players from around the world.
28. Being Tigers and Goats in This World
- Thursday, July 19, 2012
Two tigers – an adult and a child – are standing in the den of the older one. At hand is a recently slaughtered gazelle. The larger tiger digs in and gestures to his companion to do likewise. In Joseph Campbell’s words, “The little one backs off” and says, “I’m a vegetarian.”
29. Sexing Up the Ethics Class
- Thursday, June 21, 2012
Editor’s Note: Judge Vic is on vacation this week. Enjoy a 2007 column from the archives.
A while ago, I was preparing to guest teach a class in Legal Profession, the law school ethics course. I decided to spice up the session with a little fiction. “Legal Briefs” is a collection of stories written by lawyer-novelists. In it are stories by Grisham, Scottoline, Martini, Patterson and others, including Grif Stockely’s “The Divorce.”
30. Ernst & Young, Wunderlich Announce New Positions
- Thursday, May 17, 2012
Glenn Mitchell is taking over as the managing partner of Ernst & Young’s Memphis office from retiring partner Bill Drummond, effective July 1.
31. Luncheon To Honor’s City’s Cinematic Stars
- Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Film director Craig Brewer, “Undefeated” star Bill Courtney, and Memphis and Shelby County Film and Television Commissioner Linn Sitler are among those who’ll be honored Wednesday, May 9, as Carnival Memphis salutes the Mid-South’s movie and film industry during its annual Business & Industry Salute Luncheon.
32. MBBA Panel Puts Focus on Sustainability
- Monday, April 30, 2012
Members of the region’s corporate, academic, government and nonprofit sectors seeking more knowledge about best practices in sustainability packed the ballroom of The University Club, 1346 Central Ave., on Thursday, April 26, for a luncheon panel discussion hosted by Memphis Bioworks Business Association.
33. Called to Serve
- Monday, April 23, 2012
It’s hard to spot changes on the Midtown campus of Rhodes College.
The campus’ landscape is thick with old and massive trees in a part of town known for its impressive canopy of trees. And the difference between new and older buildings on the campus is intentionally hard to tell because the Gothic stone structures are built with rocks from the same quarry in the same style.
34. TSC Takes ‘The Tempest’ Outdoors
- Monday, April 09, 2012
William Shakespeare bids a fond farewell to the stage in Tennessee Shakespeare Co.’s next production, “The Tempest.”
35. Recovery Threatened by Runaway Student Loan Debt
- Wednesday, April 04, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – The federal student loan program seemed like a great idea back in 1965: Borrow to go to college now, pay it back later when you have a job.
But many borrowers these days are close to flunking out, tripped up by painful real-life lessons in math and economics.
36. Goldman Manifesto Echoes Past Questions About Bank
- Monday, March 19, 2012
The young banker whose dramatic public resignation stung Goldman Sachs this week joins officials from every corner of the government in questioning whether the august investment house deals honestly with all its clients.
37. A Few Simple Rules For ‘Brown-Bagging’
- Monday, March 19, 2012
We don’t hear the term “brown-bagging” much now. It was a holdover from the time when the city of Memphis did not allow liquor by the drink in restaurants, so if patrons wanted a cocktail, they had to bring their own liquor to the restaurant, often inside a brown paper bag, and pay for set-ups. The city did not rescind that ordinance until 1972.
38. By Any Other Name …
- Thursday, March 01, 2012
A couple of weeks ago, I devoted almost an entire column to one item of viewer mail. No one complained, so I might as well do it again. Less than a week after hearing from Carole Hanna of Memphis, I heard from Daphine Craig:
39. Back and Forth in the Courtroom
- Thursday, December 29, 2011
I bet more than one of you readers out there heard an upstream relative say to you when you were a kid, “What do you say?” This, of course, was an effort to get you to remember to say the two magic words. Which were … “Thank you.”
40. Census: Population Slowing in Large Portions of US
- Thursday, December 22, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Many states that posted big population gains in the 2010 census are now seeing their decade-long growth fizzle, hurt by a prolonged economic slump that is stretching into larger portions of the South and West.
41. Speeding Yields More Tales
- Thursday, December 15, 2011
Last week’s column was about speeding and how some charged therewith find a way to make the issuing officer laugh by candor, poetry, good-natured jokes, etc. Such stories remind others of their own experiences.
42. Zooming Right Along
- Thursday, December 08, 2011
The young man had been clocked on radar at 113 mph at 4:30 a.m. The pursuing police officer testified that he caught up to the driver only after the driver pulled over into the parking lot at an IHOP. Asked why he was driving so fast, the subject replied, “My girlfriend called me and said that she wanted some waffles and she wanted ‘em NOW!”
43. Many Boomers Avoid Living Wills, Say They're Young
- Thursday, November 17, 2011
The latest installment in Aging America, a joint AP-APME project looking at the aging of the baby boomers and the impact this so-called silver tsunami will have on the communities in which they live.
44. Poetry Collection Worth a Look
- Thursday, November 17, 2011
Unlike a day, a year, a month or a season,/ A week hasn’t a name; what is the reason? No quotation marks. The couplet is mine. Almost deep, but not quite. Consider the work that inspired the above (warning: it’s deeper):
45. 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.
46. Travel Back In History With These 2 Novels
- Thursday, July 07, 2011
If memory serves, it was about this time of year in 2008 that I found myself face to face with my favorite Latin teacher at a party.
She recommended “Imperium,” a 2006 historical novel by British author Robert Harris, for my summer reading.
47. 'Skills Gap' Leaves Firms Without Worker Pipeline
- Friday, July 01, 2011
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – John Russo's chemical lab in North Kingstown has been growing in recent years, even despite a deflated economy, and he expects to add another 15 to 20 positions to his 49 employees over the next year.
48. Consortium Promotes Minority Health Equity
- Wednesday, June 22, 2011
The Consortium for Health Education, Economic Empowerment and Research is wrapping up a three-day regional conference held at Memphis’ Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main St., focused on promoting health equity among minority communities.
49. Holden Nixon Wins Advocate Award
- Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Barbara Holden Nixon of The Urban Child Institute has received the Mary F. Todd Advocate of the Year Award from the Memphis-Shelby County Children and Youth Council.
50. 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.
51. Have a Belt for the Road!
- Thursday, March 24, 2011
“I’ve never unbuckled a dead man.”
So said a law enforcement officer, later quoted by Dear Abby and her sister, Ann Landers. Yet, there persists a story, predating the Internet but widely circulated in recent years, in which a group of loveable people burn to death in a crash because they could not get out of their seat belts.
52. 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.
53. Use Puns, Name Change, Win Books
- Thursday, January 27, 2011
Words are the toys of a civilized world. Playing with them often results in good will and better friendships.
Consider, for instance, the pun, a tool no lawyer, or other problem-solver, should ever be without.
54. 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.”
55. Medtronic CEO William Hawkins to Retire in April
- Tuesday, December 21, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – Medtronic said Monday that Chairman and CEO William A. Hawkins will step down in April after three years leading the world's largest medical device manufacturer.
Medtronic’s Spinal and Biologics Business is based in Memphis.
56. Abdus-Salaam Joins Methodist South’s Orthopedic Group
- Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Dr. Sharif A. Abdus-Salaam has joined Methodist South Hospital’s orthopedic group located in the Memphis Shoulder and Orthopedic Surgery practice.
Hometown: Port Saint Lucie, Fla.
Education/Work experience: Bachelor’s degree from Southern University in Baton Rouge, La., and doctorate of medicine from Howard University in Washington, D.C. Completed orthopedic surgery residency at Howard University Hospital and a fellowship of shoulder and upper extremity surgery from California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco.
Family: Wife, Sayyida, a family medicine resident at (the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Saint Francis Family Medicine); daughters: Amirah, 2, and Sidraah, 10 months.
Last book: “Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson.”
Music: Neo-Soul, Hip Hop, R&B, Delta Blues.
What activities do you enjoy outside of work? Bass fishing, family time, watching college football, bike riding, mentoring.
What talent do you wish you had? Tap dancing.
Who has had the greatest influence on you? My parents and my high school JROTC instructor.
Why did you pursue a career in medicine? My love for math and science growing up led me to study mechanical engineering in college. After college I developed an interest in orthopedics from talking with friends and having multiple orthopedic procedures. I love helping people get their lives back from injury and/or disease. Orthopedic surgery is a great blend of engineering, medicine and art.
What drew you to Methodist Hospital? Warm and inviting people. Great practice opportunity. Organization seemed to be committed to health of everyone in the community.
What do you most enjoy about your work? I enjoy seeing a solution to a patient’s problem in my mind’s eye and then using principles of medicine, surgery, engineering and orthopedics to give them their life back. Being able to do a job you enjoy and help others is truly a blessing.
57. Exhibition Delves into American Ethos
- Monday, November 15, 2010
Rural Southern landscapes, poetically charged illustrations and re-created battle scenes compose an extensive perspective on life in the South and American art in the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art’s current exhibition.
58. Baker Donelson Attorneys Named Super Lawyers
- Wednesday, November 10, 2010
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.
59. Oldham Fills Top Sheriff's Positions
- Monday, October 04, 2010
Shelby County Sheriff Bill Oldham has named William S. Cash as his chief deputy and Robert L. Moore as interim director of the Shelby County Jail.
60. Waddell’s Legacy Will Endure at The Daily News
- Friday, September 24, 2010
Lisa Waddell was a career employee at The Daily News, beginning her work here at the age of 19. Her life story is a model of success, embodying striving for excellence through perseverance, patience and wisdom.
61. SportsBall Highlights Glassman’s Ongoing Work as Big Brother
- Thursday, July 29, 2010
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.
62. United Way Chooses Committee Chairman
- Thursday, May 20, 2010
The United Way of the Mid-South has announced a new chairman for its volunteer board of directors.
William J. Logue, president and chief executive officer of FedEx Freight Corp., is the chairman of the board, while Martha Perine Beard of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Memphis Branch is chairman-elect.
63. Elena Kagan Chosen by Obama for Supreme Court
- Tuesday, May 11, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama nominated Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court on Monday, declaring the former Harvard Law School dean "one of the nation's foremost legal minds." She would be the court's youngest justice and give it three female members for the first time.
64. Hagan Presented Francis Gassner Award
- Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Joey Hagan has been presented the Francis Gassner Award by the Memphis Chapter of the American Institute of Architects for his outstanding contributions to the quality of the built environment in Memphis.
65. Inside The Priest Files: Documents reveal 50 years of abuse, cover-ups in Memphis diocese
- Monday, April 12, 2010
John Doe and his family watched 1999 change to the year 2000 in Memphis.
They were visitors to the city, here for a family medical emergency.
Looking back on it seven years later, Doe would remember “mentally trying to see if the world was going to end because everybody was scared something was going to happen.”
66. 2004 Accusation Not Beginning of Local Abuse Claims
- Thursday, April 08, 2010
When an 18-year-old man filed a John Doe lawsuit in Shelby County Circuit Court in 2004 accusing the Rev. Juan Carlos Duran of sexually abusing him four years earlier, it was a milestone.
67. US Census Forms Arrive in the Mail: What to Expect
- Tuesday, March 16, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - Let the count begin.
More than 120 million U.S. census forms begin arriving Monday in mailboxes around the country, in the government's once-a-decade population count that will be used to divvy up congressional seats and more than $400 billion in federal aid. Fast-growing states in the South and the West could stand to lose the most because of lower-than-average mail participation rates in 2000 and higher shares of Hispanics and young adults, who are among the least likely to mail in their forms.
68. Baptist Health Care’s Pounds Elected to Novation Board
- Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Don Pounds, senior vice president and chief financial officer of Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp., has been elected to serve on the board of Novation LLC, the health care supply contracting company for VHA, University HealthSystem Consortium and Provista LLC.
Since coming to Baptist in 1987, Pounds has served in a variety of roles, starting as chief financial officer at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County.
69. Out of Bounds
- Monday, November 16, 2009
The August report from the NCAA calls him “student-athlete 1.” Everyone but the NCAA and the University of Memphis calls him Derrick Rose.
70. Bloodworth Named Chair of Urban Land Institute’s District Council
- Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Russell Bloodworth has been named chair of the Urban Land Institute’s District Council representing Memphis and the Mid-South. He most recently served as assistant chairman to the previous chair, Frank Ricks of Looney Ricks Kiss.
71. Tennessee Shakespeare Co. Returns With Performance of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’
- Monday, October 05, 2009
A young professional theater company that burst onto the Memphis arts scene last year returns to open its second season with dreams and blessings.
“‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ is a play about blessing,” said Dan McCleary, founder and artistic director of the Tennessee Shakespeare Co., referring to the company’s latest show that will kick off Wednesday. “Shakespeare wrote it as a blessing for a marriage in Queen Elizabeth’s court. So we’re finding all the blessings inside the text. There is a lot of incantation and magic in it.”
72. A Mayor’s Race to Remember: Candidates pump up the drama as election nears
- Monday, September 21, 2009
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.
73. Struggles Hamper Southern-Based Civil Rights Group
- Monday, August 03, 2009
ATLANTA (AP) - The organization that gave birth to the modern civil rights movement is in danger of missing out on a chance to capitalize on the country's conversation on race, despite President Barack Obama's historic campaign and election.
74. Hot Flavor: Plain Vanilla
- Friday, July 17, 2009
The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco in April reached an agreement with a bank holding company there limiting its activities in several areas, including the payment of dividends.
75. Best Lawyers to Honor Ogletree Deakins’ Lewis
- Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Best Lawyers in America will honor Fred Lewis of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart PC during its 25th anniversary event in Atlanta April 23-25.
76. Postal Chief Says Post Office Running Out of Money
- Thursday, March 26, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - The post office will run out of money this year unless it gets help, Postmaster General John Potter told Congress on Wednesday as he sought permission to cut delivery to five days a week.
77. New Info Surfaces in Priest Sex Cases
- Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Fifteen priests in the Catholic Diocese of Memphis have been accused of sexually abusing children since the diocese was formed in 1971.
That was among the disclosures made in a Circuit Court hearing late last week to set the ground rules for the pending civil trial of a lawsuit against the diocese and the Dominican religious order. The hearing continues Thursday.
78. Taube Named Partner At Adams and Reese
- Wednesday, February 04, 2009
Emily Campbell Taube has been named a partner at Adams and Reese LLP. Taube is a member of the Litigation Practice Group and focuses on the areas of commercial litigation, employment litigation, product liability and estate and trust litigation.
79. UT Medical Group Names Martin VP of Corporate Compliance
- Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Linda Martin has joined UT Medical Group Inc. as vice president of corporate compliance.
- Tuesday, November 11, 2008
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.
81. Democrats Head for Bigger House Majority
- Tuesday, November 04, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) – Democrats reached for a blowout at the polls Tuesday in heavy early congressional balloting that could add more than 20 seats to their House majority.
Long lines formed as polls opened before daybreak in about a dozen Eastern seaboard states. Democrats were counting on heavy turnouts to capture more than 15 GOP seats, and they had a good chance to wrest away another two dozen seats. Republicans had fewer than a dozen Democratic targets they had any hope of defeating.
- Friday, October 10, 2008
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC will host a program titled “Impact of International Information Sharing” today from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the First Tennessee building, 165 Madison Ave. on the M level. The program will feature William F. Baity, deputy director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network. The program and lunch are free. For more information, contact Esther Stone at 577-8125 or email@example.com.
83. Simpson Joins FirstBank As Local President
- Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Ted Simpson has been hired by FirstBank as its Memphis city president.
Simpson previously served as executive vice president and chief lending officer for Magna Bank and has experience with National Bank of Commerce and Central Park Capital. He also is currently on the board of Lambda Alpha, a real estate professional organization.
84. Holder to be Sworn In As First Woman Chief Justice
- Friday, August 29, 2008
Justice Janice M. Holder has been tapped to serve as the chief justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court. Holder will be the first woman in the state’s history to serve as the chief justice, and she currently is the third woman ever to serve on the Supreme Court in the state’s history.
85. AP-Yahoo News Poll: 9 in 10 Hit Hard by Gas Prices
- Tuesday, July 01, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) – Like a plague that does not discriminate by economic class, race or age, soaring fuel prices are inflicting pain throughout the U.S. Nine in 10 are expecting the ballooning costs to squeeze them financially over the next half-year, according to an Associated Press-Yahoo News poll released Monday.
86. Memphis School WinsState Mock Trial Title
- Tuesday, March 25, 2008
After competing in a mock trial contest against more than a dozen teams from across Tennessee in what was its ninth consecutive trip to the state tournament, St. Mary's Episcopal School in Memphis has claimed the Tenness
87. Edwards, Others to Be Honored at Peabody Tonight
- Friday, February 29, 2008
At age 25, just two years after she graduated from the University of Memphis with a bachelor's degree in journalism, Johanna Edwards signed a six-figure book deal with New York-based Berkley Books, a division of the Penguin Group.
88. St. Jude's Evans Elected Chair-Elect of National Group
- Wednesday, February 27, 2008
William Evans, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital director and CEO, has been elected as chair-elect of the Pharmaceutical Sciences section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
89. 200-Lot Subdivision Gives Hernando 'Something Different'
- Tuesday, February 12, 2008
For 32 years, Richie Burnette has lived in Hernando and watched DeSoto County rise from a sleepy country community to a thriving metropolitan suburb.
More than that, as owner of the development firm The Burnette Co., this lifelong Northwest Mississippian helped pave the way for DeSoto to become the fastest-growing community in the Mid-South and one of the fastest in the nation.
- Thursday, January 17, 2008
Women on the Move will host a luncheon today at 11:30 a.m. at The Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave., ninth floor. My Harrison, special agent in charge of the FBI Memphis field office, is the featured speaker. The cost is $19.50 per person. For reservations, call 684-1010.
91. White Joins Junior Achievement As Exchange City Manager
- Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Michael White has joined Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South as Exchange City manager.
Previously, White has served in various youth development positions in the community including as a YMCA youth counselor and director of the Stax Music Academy Summer Camp. He earned a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Memphis.
92. Tarr Works Toward Solidifying InMotion's Emphasis on Collaboration
- Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Dick Tarr recently enjoyed a leisurely dinner with William Mihalko, a young orthopedic surgeon from the University of Virginia. Tarr was more than a host - he was also selling Mihalko on the idea of moving to Memphis.
93. Jones Receives Welcome Home Memphis Designation
- Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Crye-Leike affiliate broker C. Lauren Jones was the first Realtor in the Memphis market to receive the Welcome Home Memphis designation when she recently earned the honor.
The designation recently was created by the Memphis Area Association of Realtors and is designed to increase affordable housing expertise.
94. Perl Reflects on Latest Best Lawyers Recognition
- Thursday, October 18, 2007
Arnold Perl is a recognized name to many Memphians.
He served as chairman of the Memphis Arena Public Building Authority, which was charged with overseeing construction of the $250 million publically funded FedExForum. He also is chairman of the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority.
95. Elvis' Legacy Echoes in Legal Field
- Thursday, August 16, 2007
His face or likeness has appeared on everything from pairs of nail clippers and candy bar wrappers to bottles of wine.
But rest assured that every time an image of Elvis Presley appears on an item in the marketplace these days, someone has paid a fee for it. And if the individual responsible for the item did not pay a fee, that item likely did not stay on the market for very long.
96. Networx Deal Only One Example Of Memphis' Sad State of Affairs
- Friday, August 10, 2007
It began in 1999 as a tantalizing possibility that could generate $16 million in revenue a year if investors ponied up enough cash to keep it going until it became profitable.
Only it never actually turned a profit. Instead, it ate up millions in credit to remain afloat (although "afloat," in this context, is a relative term).
97. Leadership Memphis Names Sessoms Board Chair
- Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Leadership Memphis has named Glenn Sessoms its board chair for 2007-2008. Sessoms is currently the vice president of the FedEx Memphis Hub Day Sort, where he manages 3,500 employees, four directors, 25 senior managers and 150 managers. He is a twice-decorated Five Star Award winner, the highest level of recognition at FedEx. Sessoms also is a 1997 graduate of the Leadership Memphis Executive Program.
98. When the Helpers Need Help
- Friday, April 27, 2007
A local nonprofit organization that was founded 37 years ago to be a resource for people who feel they are at their weakest point in life is experiencing a crisis of its own.
The Crisis Center, a program of Family Services of the Mid-South, has experienced a 79 percent increase in call volume over the past year while at the same time reeling from a chronic shortage of volunteers and an almost 40 percent decrease in the money it receives from United Way of the Mid-South.
99. Student Receives Diversity Scholarship By Departing From Comfort Zone
- Friday, February 23, 2007
Growing up in Hickory Hill during the 1980s and '90s, Ronald Newman had no idea what the future held for him. So the ambitious Memphian reached out and grabbed it.
Now in his second year at Yale Law School in New Haven, Conn., Newman seems to be well on his way to a successful career in international trade law.
100. The Hes, Bakers & Foster Care
- Wednesday, February 21, 2007
At the end of January, the Tennessee Supreme Court made a ruling that will profoundly affect the life of one little girl.
Eight-year-old Anna Mae He, whose name has spawned a media blitz across the country, soon will be reunited with her birth parents, Shaoqiang "Jack" and Qin Luo "Casey" He, despite relentless efforts by her foster family to hold onto her.