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VOL. 128 | NO. 32 | Friday, February 15, 2013

Seminar Highlights Women and Biz

Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg, considered one of the most powerful women in business in the U.S., has a new book coming out next month on issues women face in the workplace.

Going With the Flow

American Queen returns to Memphis with new look

When the world’s largest steamboat returns to Beale Street Landing on March 9, it will have a different look than it did almost a year ago when it came up the river from New Orleans to dock at its Memphis home port for the first time.

Cohen Says Mystery Woman Is His Daughter

Memphis Congressman Steve Cohen told The Daily News Thursday, Feb. 14, that the 24-year-old woman he was messaging during Wednesday’s State of the Union address in Washington is his daughter.

Green Line Marketing Doubles Office

Green Line Marketing Group has outgrown its East Memphis office space due to its expanded staff and client roster.

New Chassis Pool Co-Op Launches in Memphis

The trucker-formed North American Chassis Pool Cooperative – the first of its kind – is launching its pilot program in Memphis this year.

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The University of Memphis will host the Freedom Ball and Mahogany Awards Friday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. in the University Center ballroom, 499 University St. Visit memphis.edu/multiculturalaffairs or call 678-2054.

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Potter Promotes Grizzlies With Memphis Flair

Although he didn’t know it at the time, Jason Potter got his first taste of event promotion while studying business at Indiana University.


Chemistry Slowly Building for New-Look Grizzlies

They showed up in matching blue and white-striped Grizzlies sweat suits, looking like they had walked into FedExForum from the 1980s. It was, without a word being spoken, the first message delivered by Grizzlies chairman Robert Pera and CEO Jason Levien in a Feb. 12 press conference aimed at advancing the narrative of unity – within the team and within the community.

Comments, Victories Becoming Broken Record

So Josh Pastner’s latest post-game conference is just about to start, this one after a 93-71 victory over Central Florida on Wednesday, Feb. 13, a game the Tigers led by as many as 34 points.


Give Up These 40 Things for Lent

40 THINGS TO DO WITHOUT. Lent has begun – a season of reflection and sacrifice for believers seeking spiritual strength, a season bridging the gray gloom of winter and the green promise of spring for those seeking renewal, a season of waffles and chicken hash for those seeking comfort in the caloric basement of Calvary Church – 40 days of all of that for me.

Let’s Make Public Notices Available to Everyone

The issue of whether local governments should post public notices on their own internet website is a question that was discussed more than once in the Senate State and Local Government Committee during the 107th General Assembly.

Honoring a Pair Of Fundraising History Makers

Lights, camera, action. In 1980 the United Negro College Fund launched the Parade of Stars telethon. It became a nationwide fundraising program raising millions of dollars for generations of students, and support for historically black colleges and universities. It became the largest one-day African-American special event in the country. It changed black history – and American history – creating an acknowledged culture of fundraising in the African-American community. America’s largest corporations became engaged. Small churches, teachers, sororities and fraternities became engaged. Donors and volunteers from across the country organized to support UNCF and celebrate black philanthropy.


Tennessee Part of $29 Million Agreement With Toyota

NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee has joined 29 other states in a $29 million agreement with Toyota Motor Corp. over allegations the company concealed safety issues related to unintended acceleration.


Changed Abortion Bill Fails Arkansas House Panel Vote

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – An amended version of a bill to ban most abortions in Arkansas at 12 weeks into a pregnancy has failed to clear a House panel.

Arkansas House Panel Advances Secret Gun Permit Bill

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – An Arkansas House panel has advanced a proposal to make secret the list of 130,000 residents permitted to carry concealed weapons.

Arkansas Panel Advances Voter ID Bill

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – A Senate panel has advanced legislation requiring Arkansas voters to show photo identification before they can cast a ballot.

Mississippi Bill Would Regulate Abortion-Inducing Drugs

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The Mississippi Senate on Thursday passed a bill designed to regulate drugs that are used to induce abortions.


American, US Airways Announce $11 Billion Merger

DALLAS (AP) – US Airways CEO Doug Parker has landed the big merger he sought for years. Now the soon-to-be CEO of the new American Airlines has to make it work.

Corona-Bud Revise Deal to Appease Regulators

NEW YORK (AP) – Anheuser-Busch InBev changed the terms of its proposed $20.1 billion acquisition of Mexican brewer Grupo Modelo Thursday in an attempt to push through a deal that federal regulators say will kill competition.

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