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1. Karen Camper Crosses Aisle to Tackle State’s Most Pressing Issues -

Editor’s note: This is part two of Nashville correspondent Sam Stockard’s feature on Memphis state Rep. Karen Camper. Read part one in the Thursday, Dec. 22, edition of The Daily News or online at memphisdailynews.com.

2. Celebrating the Holiday Season in East Tennessee -

Even ole Ebenezer Scrooge could find something in Knoxville to get him in the holiday spirit.

Area residents have a wide selection of holiday activities including a Clarence Brown Theatre rendition of Scrooge’s Christmas Eve’s nocturnal visitors. Many of the activities are free, but others range in price. Visit the websites for more detailed information, including time, ticket price and availability.

3. Memphis Bar Judicial Poll Released -

The Memphis Bar Association poll of attorneys on the judicial races on the Aug. 7 ballot shows 16 percent to as high as 38 percent of the attorneys participating have no opinion in many of the judicial races.

4. Harris Files Ford Challenge at Deadline -

Memphis City Council member Lee Harris is challenging Democratic state Sen. Ophelia Ford in the August primary for District 29, the Senate seat held by a member of the Ford family since 1975.

5. Day of Answers -

Polls open across Shelby County at 7 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, in elections that already promise to be memorable for problems during the early voting period as well as the mixture of issues and one-of-a-kind contests on the ballot.

6. GOP Politics Resemble 2008 In Tennessee -

This time around, leaders of the Tennessee Republican Party were convinced their choice in the Republican presidential contest would be a match with voters in the state’s presidential primary.

Four years ago, when former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee carried Shelby County and took the state, the party argued convincingly that the state’s second choice for the nomination – former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney – was a victim of the move of the Super Tuesday primaries to February.

7. Santorum Carries Shelby and State, Jackson Out As Clerk -

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum carried Shelby County and the state of Tennessee in the Tuesday, March 6, Republican Presidential primary.

And incumbent but suspended General Sessions Court Clerk Otis Jackson finished a poor third in a Democratic primary battle for the clerk’s office that was won by interim clerk Ed Stanton in the closest contest of the night over County Commission chairman Sidney Chism.

8. Primary Battle Starts Locally With Early Voting -

Early voting in the Tennessee presidential primary begins Wednesday, Feb. 15, but the Republican presidential contenders have Arizona and Michigan on their minds.

The early voting period in advance of the March 6 Election Day also includes a set of Shelby County primaries for General Sessions Court clerk, Shelby County district attorney general, property assessor and one Shelby County Commission seat. The winners in those primaries advance to the August county general election ballot.

9. Election Commission Website Causes Confusion -

The information was there somewhere on the www.shelbyvote.com website, Shelby County Election Commission staffers insist.

It was just somewhere that most politicos interested in basic information about the four countywide races on the March 6 primary ballot couldn’t find.

10. County Primary Ballot Set With 3 Exits and 2 DQs - One of the four sets of Shelby County primaries on the March 6 ballot was decided at the Thursday, Dec. 15, deadline for candidates to withdraw from the ballot.

The Shelby County Election Commission Thursday certified 16 candidates in the two sets of primaries for four county offices and one independent candidate who advances automatically to the Aug. 2 county general elections.

11. Occupy Protests Cost Nation's Cities at Least $13M -

NEW YORK (AP) – During the first two months of the nationwide Occupy protests, the movement that is demanding more out of the wealthiest Americans cost local taxpayers at least $13 million in police overtime and other municipal services, according to a survey by The Associated Press.

12. Shifting Restaurant Scene Sometimes Hard to Track -

I was surprised to hear – from a friend in the wine business, which is how a great deal of restaurant news travels – that Karen Ross had left Erling Jensen: The Restaurant after serving as chef de cuisine for four years. Ross and executive chef and owner Erling Jensen made a good team and worked together extremely well in that kitchen.

13. Events -

The Rotary Club of Memphis Central will meet Friday, July 8, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Dee Floyd of Methodist Hospice will speak. Cost is $20 for nonmembers. For reservations, call Karen Shea at 683-9099.

14. Darkened Doors Speak To Industry Challenges -

“We couldn’t make the space work. We tried, but we couldn’t get over the hump to get the numbers.”

Those sad words could have been pronounced by many chefs, managers and owners back in 2008 and 2009, when restaurants were closing right and left at the height of the recession, but no, that was Richard Saviori speaking last week after he decided to close Thyme Bistro. The restaurant served its last meals on June 25, having been open just over a year.

15. Darkened Doors Speak To Industry Challenges -

“We couldn’t make the space work. We tried, but we couldn’t get over the hump to get the numbers.”

Those sad words could have been pronounced by many chefs, managers and owners back in 2008 and 2009, when restaurants were closing right and left at the height of the recession, but no, that was Richard Saviori speaking last week after he decided to close Thyme Bistro. The restaurant served its last meals on June 25, having been open just over a year.

16. Spring Fever, Flavors Hit Memphis Kitchens -

March came in like a lion and it didn’t exactly go out like a lamb, but the contradictory month still spells the beginning of spring, when young men’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love, and chefs in restaurant kitchens begin considering changes to their menus that reflect a more buoyant season. In fact, chefs get pretty darned excited about this momentous change of seasons.

17. Events -

The Rotary Club of Memphis Central will meet Friday from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Chickasaw Country Club, 3395 Galloway Ave. Mike Ross-Spang, owner and head trainer at Elite Personal Fitness, will speak. Cost is free for members and first-time guests and $25 for returning guests. For reservations, call Karen Shea at 683-9099.

18. Events -

The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will hold a workshop Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at its office, 5100 Poplar Ave., Suite 502. Tal Frankfurt, founder of Cloud for Good, will speak on the topic “Managing Your Constituents in the Cloud.” Cost is $45 for members, $75 for nonmembers and $40 for those in the Program for Nonprofit Excellence. For more information, call 684-6605 or visit www.npexcellence.org.

19. Three Popular Restaurants Undergo Notable Changes -

In 2008 and 2009, restaurant news tended to be depressing because it usually involved restaurants that were closing, sometimes old favorites.

Today’s news, however, deals with moves and additions.

20. Military Efficiency, Order Rule Kitchens -

While you’re enjoying your fine dinner in a comfortable restaurant dining room, there’s a lot going on back in the kitchen.

The preparation of your appetizers, entrees and desserts may have begun hours ago, even in the morning, and then continued through a series of stations and cooks to reach the point where the expeditor approves the plate for transport to your table.

21. How Special Are Specials? All Depends, Restaurant Experts Say -

How Special Are Specials? The waiter stands at your table, passes out the menus and then intones: "For tonight's special, chef has created an entrée of pan-seared line-caught ahi tuna encrusted with caramelized macadamia nuts and topped with crispy organic dragonfly wings, accompanied by a roasted leek and kiwi beurre blanc and limoncello foam."

22. Events -

The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will hold a workshop titled “Planning and Evaluation 101” today from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Alliance office, 5100 Poplar Ave., Suite 502. The facilitator will be Karen Kitchens, who will discuss fundamental planning and evaluation tools that will equip participants to better understand a program’s impact and needs. For more information or reservations, call 684-6605 or visit www.npexcellence.org.

23. Building Permit Filed For General Washburn Apts. -

56 S. Main St.
Memphis, TN 38103
Permit Amount: $5.7 Million

Project Cost: $8 million
Permit Date: Applied January 2009
Completion: Fall 2009
Owner: Downtown Developers LLC
Tenant: Downtown Developers LLC
Contractor: Naylor Construction
Architect: Blackledge Architecture PC

24. Dixon Gallery and Gardens Appoints Sharp as Director -

The Dixon Gallery and Gardens Board of Trustees has appointed Kevin Sharp as the museum's new director. Sharp received a bachelor's degree in art history from Central Missouri State University and completed graduate studies at the University of Illinois in art history and architecture. He previously served as the research curator for The Art Institute of Chicago and as the curator of American art at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Fla.

25. Recent Hires Bring New Blood to Medical Examiner's Staff -      Two new medical examiners have joined the Shelby County Medical Examiner's Office, increasing the number of pathologists there to four.
     The medical examiner's office is housed in the Me

26. Estate Planning Council Elects Officers -

The Memphis Estate Planning Council announced the following officers for 2005-2006: David B. Jones, president; Frank E. Davis, vice president; Jeffrey E. Thompson, secretary; James L. Ferguson Jr., treasurer; and Mike Wood, immediate past president. Other executive committee members are Kermit B. Kaiser, Leanne W. McCullough, Samuel N. Graham and Teresa R. Hurst.

27. Archived Article: Newsmakers - Peace & Justice Center Awards Local Peacemakers

Peace & Justice Center Presents Annual Honors The Mid-South Peace & Justice Center will present the following Peacemaker 2003 awards Thursday at its annual banquet: Diamond Printing, soc...

28. Archived Article: Newsmakers - Judy Caldwell, executive director of The Childrens Museum of Memphis, was named a new board member for VSA arts Project of Te

Judy Caldwell Named to Tenn. Arts Board

Judy Caldwell, executive director of the Childrens Museum of Memphis, was nam...

29. Archived Article: Mals P2 - Coalition fights for childrens rights Coalition fights for childrens rights A newly formed local group, the Coalition for the Educational Rights of Children, is on a mission to provide greater advocacy for and community education about people with d...

30. Archived Article: Marketbase (lead) - MarketBase 2000 to showcase North Mississippi business MarketBase 2000 showcases North Mississippi business By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News North Mississippi business and industry will be in the spotlight at DeSoto Countys fourth annual business ex...

31. Archived Article: Calendar - Aug Aug. 16 The Memphis Songwriters Association will meet at 7 p.m. in Room 101 of the Harris Music Building at the University of Memphis. For more information, call 577-0906 or e-mail mporter@vantek.net. Consumer Credit Counseling Service will offe...

32. Archived Article: Calendar - Aug Aug. 9 Consumer Credit Counseling Service will offer a free seminar from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 2158 Union Ave., Suite 400, on building a budget and the basics of money management. For reservations, call 323-4909, Ext. 1007. Aug. 10 First Tennes...

33. Archived Article: Calendar - Aug Aug. 3 Project Management Institute will meet at 6 p.m. at Christian Brothers University in Buckman Hall. The speaker will be Jim Walters, who will discuss Y2K project management issues. The cost is $5. For more information, call 395-7416. Bucke...