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VOL. 126 | NO. 84 | Friday, April 29, 2011

Delta Exec: Parking Jets Takes Time

Delta Air Lines Inc. executives seemed set on post-Labor Day as the time when the Atlanta-based airline will cut its capacity at its Memphis International Airport hub as well as overseas.

‘Door Opener’

Memphis In May creates economic boon for local businesses

Friday night the first notes of Memphis In May’s weekend-long Beale Street Music Festival will sound in Tom Lee Park, but businesses near and far also hope to strike a chord.

Flood Experts Watch Wolf and Loosahatchie Rivers

Gov. Bill Haslam met with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials Friday morning during one of several stops in Memphis.

Davis-Kidd Owner Inks New Lease

One of Memphis’ most celebrated booksellers is here to stay. The new owner of Davis-Kidd Booksellers signed a 22,000-square-foot lease Tuesday at 387 Perkins Road Extended in Laurelwood Shopping Center for 10 years as first reported in The Daily News. The lease will begin Friday.

Q1 Commercial Landscape Sees Slow Start

Memphis’ commercial real estate landscape was off to a slow start during the first quarter of 2011, according to the latest CB Richard Ellis MarketView report.

Local Weather
Memphis, TN
A Few Clouds
Wind: Variable at 3.5 mph
Humidity: 26%


The Memphis Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals will host the 57th Annual Professional Development Seminar: Believe It! Achieve It! With Passion and Purpose Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Regular registration is $109. To register, contact Sharon Gardner at 752-6213 or Sharon.gardner@asentinel.com.

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Accredo Names New President, Sees Record Revenues

As Memphis-based Accredo Health Group Thursday reported its revenues in the first quarter of 2011 grew 14.9 percent to a record $3.1 billion, the company also announced Frank Sheehy would be replacing Steve Fitzpatrick as its president.

Possible Settlement on Tap in Morgan Keegan Probe

Settlement terms have been reached between Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc., two top employees and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in a long-running probe into the marketing and management of several of the Memphis company’s bond funds.

Legal Services Website Launches Early to Help Storm Victims

A new website offering free legal help to low-income Tennesseans will be open in time to help victims of the storm and flooding damages across the state this week.

‘Lovin’ From the Oven’ A Success for Gordon

Kat Gordon exudes the energy of someone on a perpetual sugar high. She has a playful side that shows up in the brightly colored wigs she’s worn to work.

Can I Get an Amen

Glory Be. As the Duke divinity graduate rises and throws up a prayer, an entire city rises with him. All know his name, as he was chosen by them in the beginning and then banished to the wilderness. Well, to Houston, anyway. Now he returns. Now he holds their hope. A moment later and 10 years coming, we are delivered of our distress in high-def, screaming for joy in front of our TVs. Heaven help us, Shane Battier has ripped a three-pointer and the Memphis Grizzlies have won their very first playoff game. Bless their hearts, the San Antonio Spurs have just heard the first lesson in their own house.

Engaging Your Leadership

Part one in a two-part series Engaging your president and board is key to ensuring your institution’s fundraising success. Engaging faculty, staff and students is also important at colleges and universities. Engagement is a clear indicator of commitment, and commitment is a No. 1 prerequisite for fundraising success.


Training Ground

The first thing many Memphis Catholic High School alumni notice is that the Midtown school hasn’t changed since they went there. But they do notice a difference in the student body. The private school had always been a mix of middle- and upper-class students – some with well-known last names and some who were children of blue-collar families. That changed in the 2006-2007 school year.

Finding Ways to Make Education System Work

Private schools aren’t what they used to be.

‘Homage’ to Musical Greats on Display

After the echoes of this weekend’s Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival fade away, the images of some of its top 2011 performers will remain in a Downtown gallery.

Sea Bass Almost Didn’t Make McEwen’s Menu

One in an occasional series on the signature dishes of local chefs.

Avant a Fresh, Crisp, Clean Chardonnay

When winemaker Jed Steele created the Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay in 1982 he could not have known that he was launching what would become one of the most recognizable brands in America. Almost 40 years later, the K-J Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay, with its trademark hint of sweetness and ripe tropical fruit, can be found in retail shops and on restaurant wine lists and by-the-glass programs from sea to shining sea. (Steele left Kendall-Jackson years ago.)


Collective Bargaining Bill Affects Teacher Morale

NASHVILLE (AP) – A proposal to repeal Tennessee teachers' collective bargaining rights has hurt their morale and is making others reconsider the teaching profession, the lobbyist for the Tennessee Education Association said Thursday.

Tenn. Hospital Fee Proposal Passes House

NASHVILLE (AP) – A proposal to renew a fee on hospitals designed to avoid millions in TennCare cuts is headed to the governor.


Economy Slowed by High Gas Prices, Bad Weather

WASHINGTON (AP) – The economy slowed sharply in the first three months of the year. High gas prices cut into consumer spending, bad weather delayed construction projects and the federal government slashed defense spending by the most in six years.

More People Applied for Unemployment Benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) – More people sought unemployment benefits last week, the second rise in three weeks, a sign of the slow and uneven jobs recovery.

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