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1. Investors in $7 Billion Swindle Start Getting Payouts
- Wednesday, September 04, 2013
HOUSTON (AP) – Investors in a $7 billion Ponzi scheme orchestrated by R. Allen Stanford are starting to get back some of the money the former Texas financier squandered.
2. Apostrophe Yes or No?
- Thursday, April 18, 2013
Henry Chu of the Los Angeles Times reported in late March that “To grammarians’ delight, officials in southwest England who had considered expunging apostrophes from street signs threw out the idea … and vowed to follow the rules of proper English.” Ha! Good luck with that!
3. Pinnacle Moving Memphis Headquarters to Minnesota
- Friday, January 25, 2013
Memphis-based Pinnacle Airlines Corp. is moving its headquarters to Minneapolis by May as part of its bankruptcy reorganization.
The regional air carrier announced the move out of One Commerce Square Downtown Thursday, Jan. 24, saying the new headquarters will be in vacant space leased by Delta Air Lines at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
4. Twinkies Maker Hostess has Plenty of Suitors
- Friday, November 30, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – The future of Twinkies is virtually assured.
Hostess Brands Inc. said Thursday that it's in talks with 110 potential buyers for its iconic brands, which also include CupCakes, Ding Dongs and Ho Hos. The suitors now include at least five national retailers such as supermarkets, a financial adviser for the company said in bankruptcy court. The process has been "so fast and furious" Hostess hasn't been able to make the calls seeking buyers it previously intended, said Joshua Scherer of Perella Weinberg Partners.
5. Stanford Gets 110 Years for Role in $7B Swindle
- Friday, June 15, 2012
Former jet-setting Texas tycoon R. Allen Stanford, whose financial empire once spanned the Americas, was sentenced Thursday to 110 years in prison for bilking investors out of more than $7 billion over 20 years in one of the largest Ponzi schemes in U.S. history.
6. Miss. House OKs Redistricting Plan Favoring GOP
- Monday, April 30, 2012
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi House Republicans pushed through a redistricting plan Thursday that critics say would cut the number of white Democrats in the 122-member body.
House members voted 70-49 for the plan, with 63 Republicans and seven Democrats supporting it.
7. Grizz Have Become NBA’s Chameleons
- Friday, March 30, 2012
Ideally, there is never any mystery about the name of your best player or the name of your second-best player: see Chicago Bulls and 1) Michael Jordan; 2) Scottie Pippen; and 3) Everybody Else.
8. Uphill Battle
- Monday, January 30, 2012
After retiring from her nearly 30-year career at FedEx, African-American business executive Edith Kelly-Green embarked on an entrepreneurial venture when she bought 11 Lenny’s Sub Shop locations.
Three decades of working for a Fortune 500 corporation paved the way for her new enterprise as a franchisee.
9. CCDC to Discuss SMART Schools Grant Wed.
- Wednesday, February 16, 2011
The Center City Development Corp. is scheduled to discuss an extension request of a commercial office grant for SMART Schools Inc. and a potential reallocation of funding at the board’s meeting Wednesday.
10. Menlo Deal Tops Noteworthy Leases
- Thursday, December 30, 2010
The Daily News in September launched a new weekly column called “Inked” to spotlight Memphis’ commercial leasing landscape.
Despite tough times, local commercial real estate firms were able to ink plenty of deals in the past four months. Here’s a rundown of some of the most noteworthy commercial leases since Inked’s debut:
11. Council Marks Year’s End With Full Agenda
- Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Memphis City Council members end their year Tuesday with an agenda that includes final approval of the Power Center planned development in Hickory Hill.
The council meeting begins at 3:30 p.m. at City Hall, 125 N. Main St.
12. Inspired Instruction
- Monday, October 25, 2010
The New Consortium of Law and Business could be a sign of a new wave of education in Memphis.
The recently opened charter school takes its students through a curriculum grounded in the realities of the world of business and law. While its location – 110 N. Court St. in the mixed-used CA2 building in Downtown’s Court Square – is unusual, the school’s mission is deliberate in that it places students right in the midst of the world they are learning about.
13. Fallout Over Morgan Keegan Funds Continues
- Thursday, October 14, 2010
After losing a $7.1 million arbitration claim last month against Morgan Keegan & Co., the lawyer for a group of investors that includes the former chairman of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is preparing to renew the fight against the Memphis firm in Shelby County Chancery Court.
- Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Small Biz Memphis will host the Cordova/Bartlett and East Memphis/Midtown Business Builders Circle meetings Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively, from 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. at 1661 International Drive, suite 400. The Germantown/Collierville meeting will be Aug. 12 at 7:45 a.m. at 2176 West St., suite 110. For more information, call 205-9303.
- Monday, August 09, 2010
The Memphis Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals will meet Monday at 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Select East Memphis, 5795 Poplar Ave. Monica Fleming will speak on “Success Over Stress: Managing the 21st Century.” For reservations, call Demetria Sturgis at 448-5529 or e-mail Jennifer Thornton at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost is $20.
16. CCDC Looking At $153,000 in Projects
- Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Downtown’s development pipeline continues to hum with new business activity, judging by the development incentives totaling $153,121 the Center City Development Corp. will take action on Wednesday.
17. Downtown Retail, Biz Base Growing
- Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Downtown’s development pipeline continues to hum with new business activity, judging by the various development incentives totaling $153,121 the Center City Development Corp. will take action on at Wednesday’s meeting.
18. New & Improved
- Friday, April 02, 2010
Just more than two years after being ravaged by a tornado, Hickory Ridge Mall will reopen this weekend under new ownership and having undergone millions in renovations.
The mall now will be a community center featuring retail components and eventually will include a medical center.
19. After Economy Induced Détente, Divorces Rise Again
- Thursday, May 07, 2009
The recession hit hard late last year, giving many couples another reason – besides the holiday season – to put off filing for divorce.
Splitting up real estate, stock options and deciding on custody issues were reasons many people avoided filing for divorce during the worst of the recession, divorce attorneys say.
20. Lightman Realty to Begin Phase II of Centennial Gardens
- Tuesday, October 14, 2008
7751 Centennial Drive
Memphis, TN 38125
Permit Amount: $10.6 Million
Project Cost: $14 million
Permit Date: Applied October 2008
Owner: Michael Lightman Realty Co.
Tenant: Michael Lightman Realty Co.
Contractor: Patton & Taylor Construction Co.
Architect: MMH Hall Architects and Planners Inc
21. Court Square Center Files $5 Million Permit
- Tuesday, October 07, 2008
The group redeveloping the Lincoln American Tower and Lowenstein Building for mixed use has filed a $5 million building permit to construct an adjacent Court Square apartment building called CA2. All three buildings will have retail and residential space.
22. Think You're a Trader? IRS May Disagree
- Thursday, September 04, 2008
Even if you make hundreds of stock-market trades a year, that doesn't automatically make you a trader - at least in the eyes of tax collectors. And that means you wouldn't be eligible for certain breaks that traders can take.
23. Court Reverses Whole Foods-Wild Oats Ruling
- Wednesday, July 30, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - Whole Foods' long-running effort to acquire its rival organic supermarket chain Wild Oats isn't completely out of the legal woods yet.
A three-judge federal appeals court panel overturned Tuesday a lower court ruling from last year that allowed Whole Foods Market Inc. to acquire Boulder, Colo.-based Wild Oats Markets Inc.
24. Center City to Discuss Pepperite Renovation
- Friday, May 23, 2008
The Center City Commission board of directors will meet today to discuss various Downtown development projects, including a request from the Pepperite Printing Co. Inc. at 321 S. Main St.
The company, which opened in 1943, wants to renovate and restore that building’s façade to re-create the appearance of its former historic storefront.
25. DRB to DiscussCourt Annex Project
- Wednesday, May 07, 2008
The Center City Commission Design Review Board today will hear from developers regarding a proposal to build a five-story building for mixed residential and commercial uses at 110 N. Court Ave.
26. Proposed Apartment Development Draws Opposition from Neighbors
- Thursday, November 08, 2007
Makowsky Ringel Greenberg LLC is planning to build a four-story apartment building with a maximum of 202 units and an accompanying parking garage along a tree-lined, residential stretch of Park Avenue.
27. Archived Article
- Tuesday, July 31, 2007
6125 Shelby Drive
Memphis, TN 38141
Sale Amount: $13.5 million
Sale Date: July 20, 2007
Buyer: NatTennessee GP
28. County Court Filings Holding Steady
- Monday, April 09, 2007
When The ServiceMaster Co. announced in March it was being acquired by another company, the news sparked a series of class-action complaint filings.
Three separate class-action complaints were filed against ServiceMaster in Shelby County courts in late March, alleging inadequate and unfair pricing of publicly owned shares of ServiceMaster stock related to the company's acquisition by New York-based Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Inc. (CD&R).
29. Able to Exhale
- Wednesday, January 10, 2007
The bulldozers and construction teams that build the sprawling estates in Arlington, the condominiums in Downtown Memphis, infill housing elsewhere in the city and expensive new homes in all the suburbs that surround Memphis got something of a breather this year.
30. Southland Park Rebounds With Gaming Machines, Bigger Dog-Racing Awards
- Tuesday, November 14, 2006
A hum of bells, beeps and whistles mixed with the drone of vacuum cleaners in the gaming area of the renovated Southland Park in West Memphis late last week.
At 9:45 a.m. Friday, dozens of patrons waited outside to take their seats in front of the facility's 915 electronic gambling machines as employees rushed to put the finishing touches on the gambling and dining areas.
31. Demolition Continues At Annex Building
- Friday, October 20, 2006
Chandler Demolition has started demolishing one of the buildings on Court Square that was damaged in the Oct. 6 fire that destroyed or damaged three others.
The 50,400-square-foot Court
32. Court Square ProjectMoves Forward
- Friday, August 04, 2006
A planned mixed-use development for three buildings around Court Square Downtown is moving forward after more than $21 million in loans were filed for the project. The Lincoln American Tower at 60 N. Main St., Lowenstein
33. Love It or Loeb It
- Thursday, August 03, 2006
It's time to turn another page in the story of Loeb Properties Inc., the Memphis real estate firm run by a family whose business interests stretch back to 1887.
Loeb is preparing to build new, bigger digs along Poplar Avenue, the growth a symbol of the rapid rise enjoyed by the family-run company that also has dabbled in such ventures as restaurants, coin-operated laundries and outdoor advertising.
34. Building Moratorium Nears End
- Tuesday, March 21, 2006
In the real estate business, nothing is as sacred as location, location, location, which is why a developer as prolific as Terry Dan is looking at almost every major corner of Shelby County except one.
35. Area Journalists Are Heading to Law School
- Thursday, January 26, 2006
On March 6, reporters who think a bar exam is a night of trivia at the local pub will be getting some help. The Law School for Journalists will be held that day in Room 250 at the University of Memphis' School Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.
36. Local Courts See Dip in Case Filings
- Friday, July 22, 2005
Case filings saw a spring slowdown in area courts during the second quarter, with decreases in filings almost across the board when compared with the same period last year. Shelby County Chancery Court and the Circuit Court of Tennessee for the 30th Judicial District at Memphis each saw a drop in activity, according to The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.
37. Archived Article: Real Recap
- Tuesday, November 16, 2004
Phillips Edison & Co. Buys Gleneagles Court
4730 Riverdale Road
Memphis, TN 38141
Cost: $7.8 million
Buyer: Gleneagles Station LLC, c/o Phillips Edison & Co.
Seller: Monumental Life Insurance Co.
38. Archived Article: Daily Digest
- Friday, November 12, 2004
Knight Arnold Property
Knight Arnold Property
Financed for $6.1 Million
Waverly Gardens of Memphis LLC has financed 11.56 acres and an easement near Knight Arnold Road and Kirby Parkway for $6.1 million, according to The Daily News Public R...
39. Archived Article: Courts Quarterly (lead)
- Monday, October 11, 2004
Third quarter court data
Third Quarter Sees Drop in Court Filings
Chancery, Circuit, Probate courts each see decrease
The Daily News
Local courts seemed to be on vacation this summer, at least relatively speaking. The Shel...
40. Archived Article: Multifam (lead)
- Thursday, June 03, 2004
The Living is Easy Downtown
In Downtown Memphis, the Living is Easy
Myriad housing options bring more residents Downtown
The Daily News
It wasnt all that long ago that when someone asked, Whats available in Downtown livin...
41. Archived Article: Ccdc (lead)
- Thursday, August 22, 2002
CCDC leans to Prague company to develop Rhodes Jennings
Prague firm eyes redevelopment here
By SUE PEASE
The Daily News
A company hailing from a city known for its stunning architecture soon might be applying its Old World charm to one o...
42. Archived Article: Ccrfc (lead)
- Thursday, March 14, 2002
Center City board considers Rhodes Jennings tax freeze CCRFC considers freeze for Rhodes-Jennings By SUE PEASE The Daily News Considering a payment-in-lieu-of-tax lease for a large property Downtown tops the list of items on the agenda for the Cente...
43. Archived Article: Tax Sale (lead)
- Friday, February 22, 2002
City tax sale offers three properties City tax sale offers 2 Downtown properties By SUE PEASE The Daily News Two pieces of real property going up for sale at a City of Memphis tax sale next month are abandoned, dilapidated buildings, but important p...
44. Archived Article: Graphic (bnkrpt)
- Thursday, November 30, 2000
Bankruptcies creeping up Bankruptcies creeping up The number of bankruptcy petitions filed in October increased 8 percent from the number filed in the same period of 1999. Frayser residents filed the most petitions, followed by Westwood. Peti...
45. Archived Article: Graphic (bnkrpt)
- Thursday, September 07, 2000
Downward trend continues Downward trend continues The number of bankruptcy petitions filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Western District of West Tennessee with a petitioner address in Memphis or Shelby County dipped 4 percent in August, compared ...
46. Archived Article: Graphic (ch13saug)
- Thursday, September 09, 1999
August bankruptcies August bankruptcies The Western District of Tennessee is renowned as the district with the highest percentage in the United States of Chapter 13 bankruptcies filed over other types of cases. A shift in the way cases are handled l...
47. Archived Article: Gov't (drb)
- Wednesday, January 06, 1999
An $8 Renovation plan targets four Downtown buildings By KATHLEEN BURT The Daily News An $8.5 million plan to renovate four buildings in an area that once was the Wall Street district of Memphis will come before the Design Review Board Thursday. In ...
48. Archived Article: Gov't (mlc)
- Thursday, December 03, 1998
Two separate projects that will revitalize a block of South Front will be considered by the Memphis Landmarks Commission at its meeting today Inn, office expansion planned for South Front By KATHLEEN BURT The Daily New Two separate projects that wil...
49. Archived Article: Inv Briefs
- Monday, June 24, 1996
A free career transition workshop for those recently affected by corporate downsizing and layoffs will be held Tuesday and Wednesday at Shoemaker & Co., 2176 West St., Suite 110, in Germantown. The workshop is sponsored by David C. Rochester, MB...
50. Archived Article: Chg Hotels
- Thursday, March 21, 1996
03-21 CHG hotels Germantown, Collierville hot areas for new hotels By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News Several hotel developments are underway in the Mid-South, and the hot markets seem to be the Wolf River Parkway and Germantown Parkway areas. A 93...