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1. Bar Assn. Poll Recommends All Four Appointed Judges -

The Memphis Bar Association poll of the most qualified candidates in the special judicial races on the Aug. 2 ballot recommends all four of the judges appointed to those positions in the interim.

Just over 1,000 attorneys participated in the poll, which asked respondents to pick who is the most qualified among the contenders in those races as well as court clerks on the August ballot.

2. Bar Assn. Poll Recommends All Four Appointed Judges -

The Memphis Bar Association poll of the most qualified candidates in the special judicial races on the Aug. 2 ballot recommends all four of the judges appointed to those positions in the interim.

Just over 1,000 attorneys participated in the poll, which asked respondents to pick who is the most qualified among the contenders in those races as well as court clerks on the August ballot.

3. Around Memphis: June 4, 2018 -

The Daily News offers a weekly roundup of Memphis-related headlines from around the web, adding context and new perspectives to the original content we produce on a daily basis. Here are some recent stories worth checking out…

4. Wiuff Looks to Boost Engagement As MAAR Board President -

Lauren Harkins Wiuff, a broker at Marx-Bensdorf Realtors, has begun her tenure as the 2018 president of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors board of directors. Wiuff, who will serve a one-year term as board president, is also a lifetime member of MAAR’s Multi Million Dollar Club. At Marx-Bensdorf, she leads a team that includes her sister, Stephanie Sheahan.

5. Playhouse Begins Sexual Harassment Investigation -

The board of directors of Playhouse on the Square has hired the Burch, Porter and Johnson law firm to investigate an allegation of sexual misconduct made last month against Jackie Nichols, the founder and executive producer of the theater.

6. Playhouse Hires Law Firm to Investigate Sexual Misconduct Allegation -

The board of directors of Playhouse on the Square has hired the Burch, Porter and Johnson law firm to investigate an allegation of sexual misconduct made last month against Jackie Nichols, the founder and executive producer of the theater.

7. Ex-Tennessee TV News Personalities File Ageism Lawsuit -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Three former Tennessee on-air news personalities have sued their old station, claiming station officials discriminated against them because of their ages.

Former WSMV-TV anchor Jennifer Johnson, ex-meteorologist Nancy Van Camp and ex-reporter Dennis Ferrier filed the lawsuit against parent company Meredith Corporation this week in U.S. District Court in Nashville.

8. Local Researchers’ Data Supported New Blood Pressure Guidelines -

The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology published new guidelines related to high blood pressure in recent weeks that ricocheted across the media landscape, leading to stern headlines.

9. RedRover Adds Will Cook As Design Architect -

RedRover Sales & Marketing has added three new employees in recent months, including design architect Will Cook, who has more than 10 years of graphic design experience and comes to RedRover from The Commercial Appeal and Savant Learning Systems. In his new role, Cook primarily designs print and web collateral for RedRover’s clients while also assisting the sales and marketing teams in other ways, including participating in sales meetings and calls.

10. Senate Douses Memphis and Nashville Pot Ordinances -

State senators are intent on striking down Memphis and Nashville marijuana laws giving police discretion to hand out citations for possessing small amounts of pot.

Despite opposition from Shelby County and Davidson County legislators, the Senate voted 26-5 Monday to clarify that state law overrides local government regulations involving drugs and similar substances.

11. Having It Their Way -

She was working for a major petroleum company and had just been transferred to Cody, Wyoming. She was relatively new to the industry and certainly to the boots-on-the-ground oil field where on Day One she got out of her SUV wearing a long skirt and flats.

12. Daniels Rejoins Mahaffey Tent As Director of Operations -

John “Jack” Daniels has rejoined Mahaffey Tent & Event Rentals as director of operations, a role he has previously held. Daniels brings more than 20 years of experience in event planning and operations. He most recently was a service manager at NES Rentals’ Cordova and Memphis branches. He also currently owns EventOps, an event company that specializes in corporate events and managing event budgets.

13. More Black Students, and Memphis Students, Suspended in Tennessee Schools -

Half of suspensions across Tennessee in the 2014-15 school year were handed out in just 8 percent of schools, many of which serve black students in Memphis.

Statewide, 20 percent of black male students were suspended at least once that year. Black students were also more than five times as likely as white students to be suspended.

14. Private Inspectors in Charge of Tennessee Fair Ride Safety -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A private inspector and police are blaming "mechanical failure," but government investigators are still sorting out exactly how a Ferris wheel seat flipped over at a Tennessee county fair, sending three girls plummeting 30 to 45 feet to the ground.

15. Authorities: Highway Gunman Motivated By Police Shootings -

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) – A black Army veteran accused of shooting indiscriminately at passing cars and police on a Tennessee highway told investigators he was troubled by police violence against African-Americans, authorities said Friday.

16. State Senate: OK to Deny Counseling Due to Religious Beliefs -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Therapists and counselors in Tennessee could decline to treat patients on the basis of "sincerely held religious beliefs" under a bill passed by the state Senate on Wednesday.

17. Exec Who Jacked Up Price of a Lifesaving Drug Is Arrested -

NEW YORK (AP) — Martin Shkreli, the former hedge fund manager vilified in nearly every corner of America for buying a pharmaceutical company and jacking up the price of a lifesaving drug more than fiftyfold, was arrested Thursday on securities fraud charges unrelated to the furor.

18. Five City Council Races Destined for Runoffs -

The identity of the Memphis City Council that will take office in January with six new members was still in flux at the end of a very long and frustrating Oct. 8 election night.

The races for four of those six open seats and the seat now held by an appointee to the council are going to a Nov. 19 runoff election – one week before Thanksgiving.

19. Food for Thought -

If you’re shopping at Kroger or Wal-Mart, you might see Chef Jenn. She won’t be hard to miss in her white chef’s jacket, and a blue scarf around her neck, smiling out at you from inside the freezer case on a package of her buffalo-style shrimp dip or on a shelf housing a box of her new cheese grits or “hushpuppies with a bark.”

20. Memphis Mayoral Field Set at 10 -

Shelby County Election Commissioners have certified the Memphis election ballot for Oct. 8.

These are the names to appear on that ballot for the 15 elected offices.

The commission met hours after the noon Thursday, July 23, deadline for candidates to withdraw from the ballot if they wished.

21. Senate Democrats Agree to GOP Plan to Fund Homeland Department -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Senate Democrats on Wednesday signed onto a Republican plan to fund the Homeland Security Department without the immigration provisions opposed by President Barack Obama. The announcement by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid put the Senate on track to pass the bill as a partial agency shutdown looms Friday at midnight.

22. Spillyards Leads Community Advisors Launch -

Greg Spillyards has joined the brokerage team at Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors to launch the firm’s Community Advisors service line.

Community Advisors is focused on the Memphis city core, with a goal to provide real estate advisory services to assist in the revitalization of the city’s underserved areas with passion, creativity and entrepreneurship, and with service to those already living and leading in their neighborhoods.

23. Williams Joins Memphis Obstetrics as OB/GYN -

Dr. Jason Williams has joined the staff of Memphis Obstetrics & Gynecological Association PC, where he will focus on women’s health care issues, including prevention, diagnosis and management of many general medical conditions. As an OB/GYN, he specializes in general obstetrical care, infertility, pelvic disorders, and prevention and detection of diseases such as breast and cervical cancer.

24. Taylor Promoted to Account Supervisor at Red Deluxe -

Kelsey Taylor has been promoted to account supervisor from account manager at Memphis-based advertising agency Red Deluxe. Taylor joined the firm in 2011 and leads the firm’s work for Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation in Washington, D.C.

25. Wage Hike for Federal Contract Workers Limited -

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama's plan to raise the minimum wage for federally contracted workers is winning praise from unions and labor activists, but it could take a year or more before any hikes take place and the impact may not be as widespread as some advocates had hoped.

26. New Prospects in 2014 for an Immigration Overhaul -

WASHINGTON (AP) – His agenda tattered by last year's confrontations and missteps, President Barack Obama begins 2014 clinging to the hope of winning a lasting legislative achievement: an overhaul of immigration laws.

27. GTx Layoffs Show Drug Market’s Volatility -

The layoffs at Memphis-based GTx Inc., announced Tuesday, Oct. 1, came with the resignation of the drug manufacturing company’s chief financial officer and pay cuts for GTx’s top three leaders.

28. UT Health Science Center Opens Endodontics Clinic -

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center has opened a new endodontics clinic in the Winfield C. Dunn Building at 875 Union Ave.

29. In-Rel Could Face Default on Clark Tower -

In-Rel Properties Inc. could face “imminent default” on a $60.8 million loan secured by Clark Tower, a 33-story office building at 5100 Popular Ave., according to a Fitch Ratings report released Sept. 5.

30. Mid-South Maternal Fetal Medicine Wins Ultrasound Accreditation -

Mid-South Maternal Fetal Medicine has been awarded a three-year accreditation in fetal echocardiography ultrasound by the American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine (AIUM). The test utilizes ultrasound technology to evaluate a baby's heart for problems before birth.

31. CREW Memphis Hosts State of the Market Report -

The Memphis chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women will host a lunch meeting Sept. 19 on the state of the local commercial real estate market.

Experts from CB Richard Ellis Memphis, an affiliate of CBRE Inc., will highlight the market for office, industrial and retail space, as well as investment properties. The State of the Market Report is sponsored by The Daily News and CBRE Memphis.

32. Health Care Groups Form UT Methodist Physicians -

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, UT Medical Group Inc. and The University of Tennessee Health Science Center have teamed up to create a new academic physician group, officials said Friday.

The new practice, UT Methodist Physicians, launched on Sept. 1 and includes urology, surgical oncology and most adult medicine specialties, such as internal medicine, pulmonology and endocrinology.

33. Barnett Group Employees Train in Health Care Reform -

Employees at The Barnett Group, a benefits consulting company, are ramping up training and preparation on health care reform policies, laws and regulations, mandated benefits and compliance deadlines.

34. Business Women's Group Looks to Re-Form Memphis Chapter -

A group of local businesswomen is meeting Friday, Aug. 30, to discuss re-establishing a Memphis chapter of the Business and Professional Women of Tennessee. The group is meeting at 11:30 a.m. at Jason’s Deli, 3473 Poplar Ave.

35. Homeless Organizers Host ‘Know Your Rights’ Event -

Members of Homeless Organizing for Power and Equality, an organization made up of men and women who are currently or formerly homeless, will be hosting the fourth in a series of “Know Your Rights” workshops for the city’s homeless.

36. Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence Expanding, Moving -

The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence is expanding and plans to move from 5100 Poplar Ave. to 1919 Lynnfield Road, Suite 200, in September.

37. Boscos Brings Back Derailleur Ale -

Boscos Restaurant and Brewing Co. on Sunday, Sept. 1, will be bringing back its Derailleur Ale custom brew.

The light, hoppy beer will be available for sale at all Boscos locations in Tennessee and Arkansas.

38. Literacy Initiative Provides Books for MATA Riders -

The city of Memphis, the Memphis Public Library & Information Center and Friends of the Library have teamed up for Books on Buses, an initiative to encourage Memphians to read.

Memphis Area Transit Authority riders waiting at the North End Terminal can now borrow a book and take it along with them for the ride. Riders can return the books later and also can add to the mini-library.

39. Opera Memphis Opens Season With Free Shows -

Opera Memphis is opening its 2013-2014 season with a month of free opera performances staged at various public venues around Memphis and Shelby County.

The free performances will be presented every day in September, and will lead up to the company’s season-opening production of Rigoletto on Oct. 3 and 5.

40. Memphis International Airport Scores Top Grade on FAA Inspection -

Memphis International Airport officials said the airport has passed its annual safety inspection by the Federal Aviation Administration with “no discrepancy.”

“Passing our inspection with ‘no discrepancy’ is a tremendous accomplishment, considering the complexity of our airport’s activity and the amount of construction vehicles and equipment working on the airfield,” said Scott Brockman, the airport’s executive vice president and chief operating officer.

41. Baker Donelson Listed Among 'Top Law Firms to Work For' -

Baker Donelson has been ranked among the top 10 law firms in the nation by Vault Inc.’s 2014 edition of “Best Law Firms to Work For.”

42. Airport Officials Consider Incentives for New Service -

Memphis airport officials called for a special meeting Tuesday, July 30, to vote on a measure that would bolster incentives offered to airlines offering new flights at least four days a week.

The $1 million air service development program to lure new carriers to Memphis International Airport was first approved last spring, but has never been used.

43. Community Health Alliance Adds Tennessee Offices -

Community Health Alliance announced it has opened two new offices in Nashville and Chattanooga.

A Memphis office is planned for later this year.

The Knoxville-based insurance carrier was created with a $73 million federal loan in August. The health insurance CO-OP model was created by the Affordable Care Act to provide competition to other health insurance carriers.

44. Butler Snow Expands Into Denver Market -

Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens and Cannada PLLC, which has a Memphis office, announced the law firm has expanded into the Denver market.

The new office will specialize in new markets tax and public finance, adding to the firm’s growing public finance and incentives group, Butler Snow announced.

45. Parman Energy to Open First Memphis Location -

Parman Energy said Friday, July 19, it will open its first Memphis location.

The Nashville-based energy company has been supplying the West Tennessee market with lubrication and fuel solutions for years but without a dedicated team headquartered locally.

46. UTHSC Names Champlin Assistant Vice Chancellor -

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center has named Shelia Champlin assistant vice chancellor for communications and marketing.

47. Advisory Board Formed For UTHSC College of Medicine -

City leaders gathered earlier last week at the Hamilton Eye Institute boardroom at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine over concerns about health care and higher education in Memphis.

The 18 meeting attendees, including Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell, state Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris, and local CEOs and civic leaders, formed an ongoing advisory board for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. The advisory group will provide evidence and value-based approaches to delivering health care to physicians-in-training as well as finding new ways to reach out to the community.

48. Tennessee Ranked No. 14 in Goods Exports Last Year -

Tennessee ranked No. 14 in the nation in goods exports last year, with an estimated value of $30.7 billion, according to a state-by-state analysis by the industry group Business Roundtable.

The analysis found medical equipment is the state’s top goods export, followed by motor vehicle parts, computer equipment, basic chemicals and synthetic rubber and resins.

49. Methodist to Begin $33.5 Million ER Expansion -

With demolition winding down, Methodist University Hospital is poised to begin construction of a $33.5 million expansion and renovation of its emergency department.

The expanded emergency department will add 93,000 square feet of new space and 6,200 square feet of renovated space. Once complete, the expanded emergency department will add 16 patient treatment areas, bringing the total to 54.

50. MED Adds Healy-Collier, Colley to Leadership Team -

The Regional Medical Center at Memphis has added two new employees to its leadership team.

Kathleen Healy-Collier has been hired as vice president of business line operations.

Healy-Collier joins The MED after holding various executive leadership roles at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.

51. Komen Awards Grant to Methodist Foundation -

The Memphis Mid-South Affiliate of Susan G. Komen has awarded a $75,000 grant to the Methodist Healthcare Foundation for the organization’s program, Navigating Underserved Women to Better Breast Health.

52. Regional Burn Center Urges Fourth of July Safety -

Experts at The Regional Medical Center at Memphis are encouraging parents to keep children away from fireworks as they celebrate the Fourth of July.

Last year, fireworks were involved in about 8,700 injuries treated in U.S. hospitals, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

53. FedEx Executives Highlight Leadership Breakfast -

FedEx Corp. executives will discuss Memphis, leadership and community at a New Memphis Institute breakfast forum Thursday, July 11, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

54. American Medical Response to Provide EMS Services -

Emergency medical services in Shelby County, Arlington, Lakeland and Millington will be provided by a new partnership between American Medical Response and Shelby County government beginning Monday, July 1.

55. Community Celebrates South Memphis Farmers Market -

On Thursday, June 26, Memphis community leaders will celebrate the completion of a new facility that will house the South Memphis Farmers Market.

The redeveloped green grocer is at 1400 Mississippi Blvd. and includes a demonstration kitchen that will help educate the community about healthy eating, organic products and healthy food preparation.

56. Fitch Upholds a Rating on Memphis International Airport -

Fitch Ratings upheld its A rating on Memphis International Airport bonds following Delta Air Lines’ announcement that it will end connecting activity at the airport Sept. 3.

Earlier this month, Moody’s Investors Service downgraded the rating on the airport’s outstanding revenue bonds to A3, from A2, and revised its investor outlook to stable, from negative.

57. Tennessee Receives B for Manufacturing -

Tennessee is a strong manufacturing state, but limited by the relatively low level of educational achievement, according to a new report from Ball State University.

The 2013 Manufacturing and Logistics Report Card, an in-depth analysis from Ball State’s Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER), grades all 50 states on factors that lead to success.

58. Southerland Place to Host Veterans Benefit Workshop -

Southerland Place Germantown on Saturday, June 22, is hosting a free Veterans Affairs benefits workshop for wartime veterans and their surviving spouses who live in assisted-living facilities.

Jim Austin, an insurance agent with Veterans Financial Inc., will lead the presentation on benefit eligibility from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. Austin will explain who qualifies and how to apply for the maximum monthly tax-free Aid and Attendance Pension for surviving spouses ($1,113), single veterans ($1,732), and married veterans

59. Chamber Launches Campaign to Welcome Southwest -

The Greater Memphis Chamber is launching a campaign, #MEMLUV: Rewards4Rewards, to welcome Southwest Airlines and to encourage Memphis residents to enroll in the airline’s Southwest Rapid Rewards program.

60. Dunavant Logistics Awarded for Marketing Campaign -

Memphis-based Dunavant Logistics Group has been recognized with an award of merit from the Transportation Marketing and Sales Association.

Memphis firm doug carpenter & associates helped create the winning integrated marketing campaign, which introduced Dunavant’s newly consolidated brand to clients, partners and employees.

61. FordHarrison Law Firm Joins Global HR Alliance -

FordHarrison LLP, a labor and employment law firm with operations in Memphis, has joined Ius Laboris, the world’s largest alliance of human resources and pensions law firms.

62. Memphis Firm Wins $3.7 Million Award for Disabled Trucker -

Memphis-based law firm Bailey & Greer PLLC scored a victory when a Shelby County Circuit Court jury awarded $3.7 million to Donriel A. Borne for injuries he sustained when the 18-wheeler he was driving was struck from behind by another big rig on Interstate 55 in Memphis.

63. Commissioner’s Donation Creates Second Largest Chain -

About a month ago, Shelby County Commissioner Steve Mulroy donated a kidney to a stranger. That donation has created the second-largest kidney swap chain in history, according to the National Kidney Registry.

64. ArtsMemphis Honored with National Book Award -

Wild Abundance Publishing, the publishing division of ArtsMemphis, was awarded a silver medal from the Independent Publisher Book Awards for its most recent book, “A Million Wings.”

The collection of essays and photographs features a dozen private duck clubs along the Mississippi Flyway in a coffee table-sized book format.

65. St. Jude Associate Named Pharmacists Fellow -

James Hoffman, an associate member in the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Pharmaceutical Sciences Department, has been named a fellow by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists for excellence in pharmacy practices.

66. Methodist Healthcare Launches Diabetes Program -

Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital and Methodist University Hospital are launching a free diabetes prevention program that can help high risk individuals avoid or delay on the onset of type 2 diabetes.

67. Employment Program Provides Job Training -

Memphis’ Workforce Investment Network has selected Porter-Leath to coordinate and manage the 2013 Summer Youth Employment Program.

Employers in Shelby and Fayette counties will provide career experience and training for 400 young people from age 16 to 21.

68. Arthritis Foundation Walk to be Held June 1 -

The Arthritis Foundation will hold the 2013 Arthritis Walk Memphis at Shelby Farms’ Patriot Lake on June 1.

69. Kramer Given Crystal Award by Carwash Association -

Bruce Kramer, an attorney with Apperson Crump PLC, has been given the Crystal Award by the International Carwash Association for his 20 years of service as the association’s general counsel. The association, which was started in Memphis in 1955, is comprised of 15,000 professional car wash operators, retailers and suppliers in 25 nations.

70. UTHSC Professor Receives $2.9 Million Grant -

Dr. Kafait Malik, a professor of pharmacology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has received a $2.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study how the nervous system, hormones and immune system interact to regulate cardiovascular and kidney function and the development of high blood pressure.

71. Rich to Headline Benefit for St. Jude Hospital -

John Rich will perform alongside Wynonna Judd, Larry the Cable Guy and his Big & Rich partner, Big Kenny at a June 4 concert that will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

72. UTHSC Appoints Dermatology Department Chair -

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center said Dr. Kathryn Schwarzenberger will lead the university’s new Department of Dermatology in the College of Medicine.

Before joining UTHSC, Schwarzenberger was a professor in the Division of Dermatology at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. After completing her medical degree at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, she completed residencies in both internal medicine and dermatology at Duke University and a fellowship in immunodermatology research at the National Cancer Institute Dermatology Branch.

73. Southern Airways Express Announces Flight Plans -

A new Memphis-based air carrier, Southern Airways Express, announced non-stop flight service to Destin and Panama City Beach, Fla., Gulf Shores, Ala., and New Orleans earlier this week.

Southern is the only airline that will offer non-stop flights from Memphis to the Gulf Coast between New Orleans and Tampa, Fla.

74. Baptist Cancer Center Taps New Medical Director -

Baptist Memorial Health Care said it has named Dr. Stephen Edge as the medical director of the Baptist Cancer Center.

75. Dunavant Logistics Group Opens Southwestern Office -

Memphis-based Dunavant Logistics Group said it has hired Jim Lange to run a new Phoenix office as director of business development.

76. UTHSC College of Nursing Honors Outstanding Grads -

More than 200 alumni, students and friends of the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center gathered on Friday to honor two alums.

Patricia Cunningham, an associate professor and UTHSC faculty member since 1992 received the outstanding alumna award, while Susan Jacob, who recently retired as interim dean of the college after more than nine years at UTHSC and a nursing career that spans more than four decades, received the most supportive alumna award.

77. Saint Francis Memphis Earns Tenet Circle of Excellence -

Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis said it has received Tenet’s 2013 Circle of Excellence Award.

The 519-bed Memphis hospital is one of nine Tenet Healthcare Corp.-owned hospitals recognized for superior quality care, service excellence and operational performance. Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare operates 49 hospitals and 124 outpatient centers in the U.S.

78. Methodist Germantown Names Neel Chief of Staff -

Michael Neel has been named chief of staff for Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital.

He will oversee medical staff and focus on providing high quality, cost-effective care in a manner that is both patient and family centered, the hospital group said in a prepared statement.

79. Methodist Le Bonheur Names Fernandez Chief Technology Officer -

Eugenio Fernandez has been named vice president and chief technology officer at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare.

As chief technology officer, Fernandez will develop and oversee information technology strategy, including for security and smart devices.

80. Lifeblood to Hold Event to Increase Blood Donations -

Lifeblood, the area’s only nonprofit blood center, will hold an event to increase blood donations June 9 to June 15.

Summer is often the most difficult time for Lifeblood as donations drop and blood demand remains high.

81. Jewelry From Petit Palais Displayed at Dixon -

Iconic jewels from the famous French houses of Falize, Boucheron, Lalique and Cartier will be on view at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens through July 31.

The exhibit, “Bijoux parisiens: French Jewelry from the Petit Palais,” tells the story of French jewelry design from the 17th to the 20th centuries and draws from the extensive collection from the Petit Palais in Paris.

82. UWT Logistics to Expand Memphis Facilities -

UWT Logistics said it will expand the company’s facilities on East Holmes Road. The expansion represents a $4.8 million investment and will create 81 full-time jobs.

“Tennessee’s global transportation systems provide unsurpassed efficiency and proximity to customers throughout the U.S. and around the world,” said Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty, in a statement making the expansion official. “Companies like UWT Logistics understand the competitive edge that our solid infrastructure and pro-business environment offer.”

83. Chamber Hosts Conversation With Jack Sammons -

The Greater Memphis Chamber is hosting a conversation with Jack Sammons, chairman of the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority, on May 3.

Sammons will discuss the Airport Authority’s plans and the future of the Memphis International Airport.

84. MERI Earns Accreditation Renewal -

The Medical Education and Research Institute, a nonprofit medical training facility in Memphis, said Tuesday it had received renewal of accreditation by the American Association of Tissue Banks.

The voluntary assessment helps ensure that the whole body donation program and anatomic services provided by the medical training facility are consistent with AATB standards, according to Elizabeth Ostric, MERI executive director.

85. UTHSC Professor Receives $1.6 Million to Study Hepatitis C -

Kui Li, an associate professor with The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, received two grants worth $1.6 million to study Hepatitis C and antiviral innate immunity.

Hepatitis C is a virus that infects more than 130 million worldwide. The RNA virus damages the liver slowly, causing chronic hepatitis in most people infected, putting patients at risk of cirrhosis and liver cancer. A patient’s natural immune response is the first line of host defense against invasive pathogens, like Hepatitis C. But it’s still not clear how a patient’s natural immune response defeats Hepatitis C and other RNA viruses.

86. Madewell Holds Opening at Shops of Saddle Creek -

Madewell, a subsidiary of J. Crew Group Inc., is holding a grand opening party on April 23 to celebrate the high-end retailer’s newest location at The Shops of Saddle Creek in Germantown.

87. Family Safety Center Adds New Partner Organizations -

The Family Safety Center, an organization that provides services to victims of family violence, said it recently added Adoption Counseling Services Inc., Friends for Life Corp., and Memphis Shelby Crime Commission to its list of partner organizations.

88. St. Jude to Recognize Ependymoma Awareness -

Patients, scientists and doctors from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will release hundreds of brightly colored butterflies to mark the second annual Ependymoma Awareness Day on April 18.

89. FedEx Volunteers to Restore Wolf River Watershed -

More than 100 volunteers from FedEx Corp., The Wolf River Conservancy, and local schools will restore properties along the Wolf River watershed Wednesday.

90. North Shore League, Humane Society Hold Adoption Event -

The North Shore Animal League and the Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County will partner for a special mobile pet adoption event Sunday, April 14, at Wolfchase Galleria.

The event, Tour for Life, will offer information on the benefits of adopting shelter pets and feature adoptable shelter dogs, cats, puppies and kittens. The mobile pet adoption event will be held from noon to 5 p.m.

91. Hope House Operating at Half Capacity -

Hope House, a Memphis nonprofit that assists children and families impacted by HIV and poverty, is operating at half capacity due to lack of funding.

Last year, 65 area children were born HIV-positive, making them eligible to receive Hope House services. But without funding, all 65 children may not be able to receive the early childhood education that could have a major impact on their lives, says Craig Locke, director of development at Hope House.

92. Trezevant Students Join Frayser Earth Day Cleanup -

Trezevant High School students will join members of Leadership Memphis’ 2013 executive class to clean garbage and debris from a vacant lot in Frayser to celebrate Earth Day.

The joint effort will give Trezevant students an opportunity to improve the local environment and foster pride in their community. The cleanup also is part of Leadership Trezevant’s school-wide effort to improve academic success.

93. Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence Holds Annual Conference -

The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence is holding its Eighth Annual Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence Conference on May 1 at Temple Israel.

The conference will feature national nonprofit experts, who will speak on a range of topics, including Guidestar’s influence on charitable investments, understanding donor-advised funds, choosing foundation priorities, and how to have tough conversations with foundations.

94. Access to Justice Commission Hosts Free Legal Clinic -

The Access to Justice Commission will hold a free legal clinic April 13 at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library from 10 a.m. to noon.

Volunteer attorneys will provide free legal assistance on a range of subjects to clinic participants. The Saturday Legal Clinic is a collaborative effort of the Memphis Bar Association, Memphis Area Legal Services Inc., the Community Legal Center and other nonprofit organizations.

95. Southwest, AirTran Network Integration Complete -

Nearly two years after Southwest Airlines Co.’s acquisition of AirTran Holdings Inc., the Dallas-based airline has fully integrated the two networks for flights beginning April 14.

96. Memphis Jewish Home Names Meadows Director -

Bobby Meadows will be the new executive director of Memphis Jewish Home and Rehab beginning on April 3.

97. U of M Raises Awareness of Habitat for Humanity -

The University of Memphis Habitat for Humanity Chapter and Students Advocating Service are hosting a series of events to educate the public about Habitat for Humanity’s mission and to encourage people to get involved.

98. Cooper-Young Auction Celebrates Arts -

The Cooper-Young Community Association’s annual auction will showcase the work of local artists and benefit the Cooper-Young community.

The Art for Art’s Sake Auction, which is set for 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on April 13 at the Young Avenue Deli, will raise money to install solar panels to power the Cooper-Young Trestle Art Gateway. Already, the association has replaced the standard light bulbs with energy-efficient LED bulbs. Designed in 2000 by artist Jill Turman, The Cooper-Young Trestle Art Gateway welcomes visitors at the community’s entrance on Cooper Street.

99. Transplant Foundation Ranks No. 1 for Organ Donations -

The Mid-South Transplant Foundation has been ranked No. 1 in the nation for the number of organs transplanted per healthy donors by the United Network for Organ Sharing.

The results were released in the organization’s most recent quarterly report. The Mid-South Transplant Foundation serves Western Tennessee, Eastern Arkansas and Northern Mississippi.

100. Dixon Showcases Sculptures from College of Art Students -

Students at the Memphis College of Art will showcase their creations on the grounds of the Dixon Gallery and Gardens.

The exhibition will be on view April 9-14, and will feature work from professor Elizabeth Brown’s Sustainable Sculpture: Works in Cardboard class. The cardboard sculptures are inspired by the connection between nature and culture.