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VOL. 122 | NO. 27 | Wednesday, February 14, 2007

The Eyes Have It

Phillips prepares for president's post at Southern College of Optometry

Dr. Richard Phillips' father used to say that God gave him twice as many ears as mouths for a reason. As the newly named president-elect of the Southern College of Optometry (SCO), Phillips plans to keep that in mind as he begins his new position.

National News Correspondent Lends Celebrity to YWCA Fund-Raiser

The YWCA of Greater Memphis bills itself as one of the greatest advocates for women and girls in the Memphis and Mid-South. And YWCA officials say they hope getting a little celebrity support will help shed the light on all the organization does.

Rogers Named News Director At WMC-TV 5

Tracey Rogers has joined the WMC-TV Action News 5 team as news director. Rogers has spent the past six years as news director at WAFF-TV in Huntsville, Ala., which, like WMC-TV, is owned by Raycom Media. She also has worked as assistant news director of WKRN, Nashville's ABC affiliate, as well as WSMV (NBC) and WTVF (CBS). She is a three-time Emmy winner, four-time Associated Press Award winner and recipient of the Edward R. Murrow Award for "Best Spot News Coverage." Her first day is Monday.

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EVENTS

The Memphis Regional Chamber holds its member orientation meeting today from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., 22 N. Front St., Suite 200. Call 543-3502 or visit www.memphischamber.com for more information.

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