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1. Last Word: Trader Joe's, Bredesen at Rhodes and Haslam on Memphis -

Here comes Trader Joe’s with a Friday opening in Germantown after lots of mystery and delays and changes for what is a pretty simple concept. For so many of us, this has been a long-hoped for goal. It’s kind of up there with smuggling in Coors beer from the west in the 70s before it became available everywhere and Coors had a brewery here.

2. Journeyman Tight End Still Awaiting Big Break -

“Next man up” is an old football adage invoked after a key player’s injury.

It must have come to mind Sunday evening for Titans practice squad tight end Jerome Cunningham, who has been released 10 times while waiting for the chance to be the “next man up” on an NFL roster.

3. dsds -

Redbirds Return to AutoZone Park for PCL Playoff Games 3-5 Subhed: Tickets offered for just $1 The Memphis Redbirds and Fresno Grizzlies (Astros) are tied 1-1 in their best-of-five Pacific Coast League Championship Series and Games 3 and 4, and 5, if necessary, will be played at AutoZone Park starting Friday night. The Redbirds and KTG USA have teamed up to offer $1 tickets for all of the series games played in Memphis. The $1 Dugout and Field Box tickets can be purchased at www.memphisredbirds.com/playoffs and at the AutoZone Park Box Office. The Redbirds are vying for their second-straight PCL championship. Game times are as follows: Friday (7:05 p.m.), Saturday (6:35 p.m.), and, if necessary, Sunday (5:05 p.m.). The Redbirds won Game 1 in Fresno 10-4 and the Grizzlies bounced back to take Game 2 by a score of 10-1. The Redbirds are seeking their fourth PCL title in franchise history after winning in 2000, 2009, and 2017. A second-straight league championship this weekend would also mark the first time a Memphis professional baseball team has won back-to-back titles since the Memphis Chickasaws in 1952-53. Manager Stubby Clapp has won back-to-back PCL Manager of the Year awards. His clubs’ 174 regular-season wins are the most in a two-year span by a Memphis pro baseball team since the Chickasaws in 1933-34. The Redbirds’ 2018 Playoffs are presented by Hope Church, KTG USA and Silky O’Sullivan’s. Saturday’s game will have postgame fireworks. For more information, visit www.memphisredbirds.com. - Don Wade

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4. Amazon's Jeff Bezos to Start $2 billion Charitable Fund -

SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos said Thursday that he is giving $2 billion to start a fund that will open preschools in low-income neighborhoods and give money to nonprofits that helps homeless families.

5. Events -

The Levitt Shell’s Orion Free Music Concert Series continues its fall season this week with a lineup that includes Snowglobe with Star & Micey (Friday, Sept. 14), Rhodes Jazz Night with Joyce Cobb (Saturday, Sept. 15) and Those Pretty Wrongs (Sunday, Sept. 16). All concerts begin at 7 p.m. at the shell, located in Overton Park, 1928 Poplar Ave. Visit levittshell.org for the complete fall lineup.

6. Hooks Institute Exhibit Highlights Voting Rights -

The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change at the University of Memphis is offering “Uplift the Vote: Everyone Should Have a Voting Story,” a dual exhibit on the importance of our most basic civil right – the right to vote.

7. Urban Land Institute Memphis Announces Fall UrbanPlan Workshop -

Imagine hands-on planning simulations where attendees respond to a request for proposals (RFP) for a fictional city using Legos, a map and a spreadsheet.

The Urban Land Institute Memphis invites those interested in understanding the planning process and how to support development to its UrbanPlan workshops.

8. Kingsbury Teacher Finds Beauty in Memphis and Education -

They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and for Taylor Cao, a teacher at Kingsbury High School, his love of Memphis is nothing short of beautiful.

Born and raised in East Tennessee, Cao says he’d always had his eye on Memphis. Call it foreshadowing or an urban kid’s interest in the scrappy picture others paint of the Bluff City, but he wanted in.

9. All Things Digital -

Ray’s Take: It is estimated that by 2020, more than 50 billion Internet-connected devices will be used by 7.8 billion people – doubling the amount of devices per person. This shouldn’t come as shock to any of us. We have all witnessed and been a part of this major digital era.

10. Look Who’s Here -

(When Pete & Sam’s reopened, I saw Prince Mongo walk barefooted through the kitchen door from the parking lot. Seemed normal to me. Reminds me of a story …)

“38 regular,” I told the chimp.

11. Target to Boost Holiday Hiring by 20 Percent to 120,000 -

NEW YORK (AP) — Target plans to hire more than 120,000 people for the busy holiday shopping season, a 20 percent increase from last year.

The retailer says the temporary hires will stock store shelves and check people out at the register. In addition, it plans to hire 7,500 people to pack online orders at its warehouses. Target says it will pay workers $12 an hour, a dollar more an hour than last year.

12. Grizzlies’ Mike Conley Bowling to Raise Sickle Cell Awareness -

Mike Conley grew up around cousins who had sickle cell disease. He didn’t understand much about it then, but he saw the impact. Years later, he continues to see it and continues to try and do his part to fight it.

13. Last Word: Jagger, Jerry Lee, Whalum & More and Harris' Plans on BTH -

Sir Mick Jagger and Jerry Lee Lewis walk into Sun Studio Wednesday. That’s not the start of a joke. Variety has reported that Jagger’s film company has signed on to the Elvis biopic being made from Peter Guralnick’s definitive two volume biography of the king. You connect the dots or don’t – who knows if there is a connection? Yes, but they aren’t talking.

14. Events -

Memphis Botanic Garden hosts 30 Thursdays: Cocktails and Canvases Sept. 13, at 6 p.m. at 750 Cherry Road. The Plein Air (outdoor) painting class takes place the second Thursday of each month during 30 Thursdays and uses one of MBG’s 31 gardens as a background. Bring your own beverage and painting supplies. Free with garden admission. 

15. Addressing Babies' Needs, One Diaper at a Time -

For want of a nail the shoe was lost. For want of a shoe the horse was lost. For want of a horse the rider was lost. For want of a rider the message was lost. For want of a message the battle was lost. For want of a battle the kingdom was lost. And all for the want of a horseshoe nail.

16. Whole Foods to Deliver in Memphis via Amazon Prime Service -

Memphis is one of 10 more cities where, starting Wednesday, Sept. 12, Amazon and Whole Foods Markets are making available home delivery of Whole Foods products.

Amazon Prime members can shop through Amazon’s Prime Now program for products that include fresh produce, meat, baked goods, flowers, seafood as well as staples, the two companies announced in a release.

17. Some Tennessee Lawmakers Living the Life -

Early in his U.S. Senate campaign, former governor Phil Bredesen shied away from talking about his opponent, Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, preferring to focus instead on ideas.

18. Some McDonald's Workers Vote to Strike Over Sex Harassment -

NEW YORK (AP) — Emboldened by the #MeToo movement, McDonald's workers have voted to stage a one-day strike next week at restaurants in 10 cities in hopes of pressuring management to take stronger steps against on-the-job sexual harassment.

19. Last Word: Fever Obscured, Beale Cover and Who Had The First Supermarket? -

For all of the talk about Memphis turning 200 next year and the ongoing discussion and examination following the 50th anniversary of the sanitation workers strike and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, the Yellow Fever epidemic has a way of being obscured.

20. Tigers Ready to Turn Page after Loss at Navy -

Tigers Ready to Turn Page after Loss at Navy

BY DON WADE

dwade@memphisdailynews.com

Three days after losing 22-21 at Navy, University of Memphis quarterback Brady White and offensive lineman Dustin Woodard said they were eager to get back on the field.

21. Events -

Memphis Botanic Garden hosts its Food Truck Garden Party: Medieval Merriment on Wednesday, Sept. 12, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at MBG, 750 Cherry Road. The party features live music, food trucks, cash bar, a pedestal jousting ring and crafts for kids. Cover, which includes one drink ticket, is $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers; admission for children 2 and younger is free. Go here for more details.

22. Anniversary of Yellow Fever Epidemic Shows Ongoing Need in Community -

St. Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral dean Andy Andrews joked with Margery Wolcott over the weekend that her Constance Abbey street ministry has lasted longer than lots of restaurants do at five years.

23. The Illegal Question in the Room -

The title of this column is a reference to the big elephant in the room. It’s that thing that everybody knows, but nobody is talking about. I’d like to talk about it a little today: illegal job interview questions.

24. The Illegal Question in the Room -

Career Corner

The Illegal Question in the Room

ANGELA COPELAND

Special to The Daily News

The title of this column is a reference to the big elephant in the room. It’s that thing that everybody knows, but nobody is talking about. I’d like to talk about it a little today: illegal job interview questions.

25. Is Your Brand Trusted? -

If you haven’t seen Nike in the news lately, it’s time to catch up. Regardless of your stance on the controversial spokesperson of the brand’s 30th “Just Do It” campaign, it’s a powerful reminder of the importance of brand authenticity.

26. In a Name, Piggly Wiggly Retains ‘First’ Moniker -

Piggly Wiggly’s ceremonial grand opening was Sept. 6, 1916, but the real, construction-delayed opening did not happen until 102 years ago today, Sept. 11, for the nation’s first supermarket.

27. Last Word: Gun Group Endorsements, Kirby Complexities and Purple Haze Closes -

Two races on the Nov. 6 ballot within the Shelby County legislative delegation to Nashville getting some attention as our Nashville correspondent Sam Stockard takes a look at “gun sense” ratings from the group Moms Demand Action, which has called for stricter gun laws.

28. Events -

Memphis Botanic Garden hosts its Food Truck Garden Party: Medieval Merriment on Wednesday, Sept. 12, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at MBG, 750 Cherry Road. The party features live music, food trucks, cash bar, a pedestal jousting ring and crafts for kids. Cover, which includes one drink ticket, is $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers; admission for children 2 and younger is free. Go here for more details.

29. De-Annexation Votes, MATA Utility Fee on City Council Agenda -

Memphis City Council members take final votes Tuesday, Sept. 11, on ordinances that would de-annex two parts of Memphis.

The ordinances would shave off the Rocky Point area and the Southwind-Windyke neighborhoods, effective in 2020. The de-annexation proposal follows council approval earlier this year to de-annex the city’s portion of Eads and a flood plain area in southwest Memphis that is uninhabited.

30. Gun Sense Ratings for Republicans Raise Questions for Challengers -

Two Republican Shelby County legislators seeking re-election received “gun sense candidate” ratings this year from the weapons safety group Moms Demand Action while also netting good marks from the National Rifle Association, a distinction their Democratic opponents are questioning.

31. Gun Sense Ratings for Republicans Raise Questions for Challengers -

Gun Sense Ratings for Republicans Raise Questions for Challengers

Tennessee Legislature

By Sam Stockard

Special to The Daily News

Two Republican Shelby County legislators seeking re-election received “gun sense candidate” ratings this year from the weapons safety group Moms Demand Action while also netting good marks from the National Rifle Association, a distinction their Democratic opponents are questioning.

32. Gun Sense Ratings for Republicans Raise Questions for Challengers -

Two Republican Shelby County legislators seeking re-election received “gun sense candidate” ratings this year from the weapons safety group Moms Demand Action while also netting good marks from the National Rifle Association, a distinction their Democratic opponents are questioning.

33. Can We See Into the Future? -

“The future isn’t something that happens to you, it is something that you create with the decisions that you make today.” – Trista Harris

How many times have you dreamed of seeing into the future? Did you know you could make this dream come true? By the time you finish reading this article, you will move beyond dreaming.

34. Embrace Fully Innovations Underway in K-12 Education -

There are many changes taking place in education. As an outward sign of this change, schools are striving to make their environments more like the “real world,” which is to say like adult workplaces.

35. Last Word: Rain and Lightning, Recycling Blues and Polls and Campaigns -

Signs of festival season in the air Sunday after what was left of Tropical Storm Gordon dumped most of its remaining rain and wind on the city Saturday. The Central Gardens home tour was doing a brisk business Sunday afternoon with lots of foot traffic in light jackets and lines outside a few of the homes on Belvedere as Birds and golf carts buzzed around. Further south Cooper-Young practicing moderation a week ahead of its milestone event for festival season – a new mural on Young west of Cooper toward the Fairgrounds awaiting your judgment next weekend.

36. The Week Ahead: Sept. 10-16 -

The big Cooper-Young Festival, a much-anticipated annual event in the Midtown neighborhood, will be held on Saturday. The day-long celebration includes several pre-events in the days preceding it, including an artists’ show and 4-mile race to raise funds for the Cooper-Young Community Association. Have a great time, Memphis!

37. Events -

The Whitehaven Farmers Market, hosted by Methodist South Hospital, is open Monday, Sept. 10, from noon to 5 p.m. in front of Methodist South’s Medical Office Complex, 1300 Wesley Drive. Shop locally grown fruits and vegetables, then visit the University of Tennessee Extension booth, Farmers’ Market Fresh, for children’s activities, food demonstrations, recipes and more. The market continues Mondays through Sept. 24. For more information, call 901-516-3580.

38. AutoZone Among Most Reputable Retailers in America -

Memphis-based AutoZone Inc. is one of the most reputable retailers in America, according to a new study.

Reputation Institute’s 2018 US Retail RepTrak, the largest corporate reputation study of its kind, bases its findings on almost 10,000 individual ratings from the U.S. general public and is based on an assessment of 88 nominated companies.

39. Memphis Colleges Among Highest Average Salary for Grads in Tennessee -

Memphis colleges are among the top 10 in the state with the highest average salary for graduates.

The ranking comes from SmartAsset, a New York-based financial technology company.

Christian Brothers University was No. 3 on the list, with an average starting salary for graduates of $48,800. Rhodes College was No. 5, with an average starting salary for graduates of $47,900. The University of Memphis was No. 8, with an average starting salary for graduates of $45,300.

40. Around Memphis: Sept. 10, 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…

41. Southbrook Developers Secure ‘Last Piece’ of Funding -

This fall, Southbrook Properties Inc. will put the finishing touches on turning the former mall into the new Southbrook Towne Center.

42. Last Word: Keeping Kirby Together, Out of State Tuition and Memphis at Navy -

I’ve seen school officials have some pretty interesting conversations with parents and students over the last few decades – explaining the school merger comes to mind immediately, of course the demerger too, along with the always charged conversations surrounding busing and even the kidnapping of a child from a school building. But when SCS superintendent Dorsey Hopson met parents and students from Kirby High School Thursday evening in Hickory Hill, it was new ground. The subject was rats – lots of rats.

43. Events -

The 2018 Delta Fair & Music Festival runs through Sunday, Sept. 9, at Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Road. Enjoy live music; festival food; carnival rides; a petting zoo; and a range of special events, including the “redneck yacht races” (Sept. 7), the Delta Dash 5K/10 and Cotton Candy Fun Run (Sept. 8) and more. Visit deltafest.com for hours and tickets.

44. Gridiron Thespians? Florida State Coach Believes So -

Sports and theater often merge. We’ve got high drama in Pittsburgh right now where the Steelers are wondering when running back Le’Veon Bell will show up for work (more on that in a moment).

45. Next Generation Has Your Number in the NFL -

Fans often identify players by their jersey number. And likewise, many players come to identify themselves with the number on their back during their playing career.

All-time greats in a sport often have their number retired, and certain numbers seem to belong to a player many decades after his career or even his life has ended.

46. Consequences of Careless Driving Can Be Costly -

RAY’S TAKE: When it comes to owning a car or in most families, several cars, there are lots of things to consider when it comes to your finances. And the ramifications of careless driving shouldn’t be one of them.

47. Last Word: Graceland Opens Vigil, Hunt-Phelan For Sale and Southern Heritage -

After two years of making the Elvis candlelight vigil more about who paid and getting people in line, Graceland said Wednesday the vigil will return to being a free event next August – no admission, no buying packages that include the vigil. The timing on this is interesting coming about two weeks after the 2018 edition of the vigil.

48. Events -

Memphis Botanic Garden hosts 30 Thursdays: Zen and Zinfandel Sept. 6, at 6 p.m. at 750 Cherry Road. The first Thursday of each month features a yoga session led by Sumits Yoga in one of MBG’s gardens – always with a glass of wine nearby. Bring your own yoga mat and beverage. Free with garden admission. Go here for more details.

49. Leadership Holes in State Legislature -

With apologies to Robert Zimmerman, “the times they are a-changing.”

Unlike Bob Dylan’s 1964 song of rebellion, Capitol Hill isn’t turning into a bed of liberals, although someday the first could be last. In fact, it could turn more conservative this fall before things take a different direction. But leadership down the line in both parties is due for a big turnover.

50. Facebook, Twitter Pledge to Defend Against Foreign Intrusion -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook and Twitter executives pledged on Wednesday to better protect their social media platforms in the 2018 elections and beyond, and told Congress of aggressive efforts to root out foreign intrusions aimed at sowing divisions in American democracy.

51. Memphis Airport Partners In Federal Drone Program -

Successful drone demonstrations were recently conducted by Memphis International Airport partners participating in a new U.S. Department of Transportation drone program. The operations were conducted at Agricenter International and included simulated runway and perimeter security inspections, as well as safety and backup procedures for drone operations.

52. Memphis Native Teams Up With Lebron James on Women’s Shoe -

National Basketball Association star Lebron James is releasing his first women’s basketball shoe, with the help of a Memphis native.

The collaboration is between Harlem’s Fashion Row and James. According to Nike, the HFR x Lebron 16 is the first LeBron signature shoe to be reimagined by female designers.

53. Trump Disputes Book's Portrayal of White House Dysfunction -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unloaded Wednesday against an explosive new book from journalist Bob Woodward, labeling the tell-all memoir "a work of fiction" as West Wing staff scrambled to rebut its vivid depictions of White House dysfunction.

54. Last Word: Southbrook Mall, Dean on Development and Cats & Thyroids -

Public money for a shopping mall with public uses is on the agenda for a special meeting this week of the EDGE board. And the Southbrook Mall saga is an extended story over several years with several different plans to get public money that at first blush was to fix the roof and perhaps HVAC and then let the private property owned by a nonprofit be on its way. It’s much more complex than that.

55. Tell-All Book by Watergate Reporter Roils Trump White House -

WASHINGTON (AP) — An incendiary tell-all book by a reporter who helped bring down President Richard Nixon is roiling the White House as current and former aides of President Donald Trump are quoted as calling him an "idiot" and admitting they snatched sensitive documents off his desk to keep him from taking rash actions.

56. Events -

Memphis Botanic Garden hosts 30 Thursdays: Zen and Zinfandel Sept. 6, at 6 p.m. at 750 Cherry Road. The first Thursday of each month features a yoga session led by Sumits Yoga in one of MBG’s gardens – always with a glass of wine nearby. Bring your own yoga mat and beverage. Free with garden admission. Go here for details.

57. Tennessee Homes Ranked Easy to Sell -

SmartAsset, a New York-based financial technology company, has ranked cities in the U.S. by the number of days their homes for sale spend on the market.

And for some cities in Tennessee, the news is pretty good for home sellers.

58. Workshop Series for Creatives Launches with Summit -

Memphis College of Art, Positively Creative Podcast and the Memphis chapter of the Riding Tide Society are launching Positively Creative, a series of workshops of local creatives.

The series begins with the Positively Creative Summit, to be held 8:30-11:30 a.m., on Saturday, Sept. 8 in the Callicott Auditorium in MCA’s Rust Hall. “Today” show correspondent Elizabeth Heiskell, founder of the Debutante Farmer (a brand including gourmet pickles, jellies, jams, salsas and Bloody Mary mix), is the keynote speaker.

59. Amazon is 2nd U.S. Company to Reach $1 trillion Market Value -

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon on Tuesday became the second publicly traded company to be worth $1 trillion, hot on the heels of iPhone maker Apple.

Launched as an online bookstore in 1995, Amazon.com has changed the way people shop for toilet paper, TVs and just about anything else. In its two decades, the company has expanded far beyond those bookseller beginnings, combining its world-spanning retail operations with less flashy but very profitable advertising and cloud computing businesses. It's now expanding into the health care industry and increasing its brick-and-mortar presence.

60. Think Viral Marketing is Out of Your League? -

Producing a campaign that catches fire on social media and the internet is the ultimate dream of many hopeful brands. Think viral content marketing is out of your league? Think again. Any company can create potentially viral content on a shoestring budget.

61. Sitting in Judgment -

If you’re looking for a new job and actively interviewing, I want to encourage you to hang in there. It’s going to work out. I’m sure of it. Job searching is like dating. It’s really tough until you find “the one.” And it just takes one. You only need one good job to change your current situation.

62. Last Word: Selling Local Soccer, Football's Arrival and Luttrell's Vetoes -

So the United Soccer League Memphis franchise is to be called Memphis FC 901. The branding was launched as the Labor Day weekend began with a video that is part Rogues nostalgia, soccer at school memories and a liberal dose of Grit ‘n’ Grind rhetoric from another sports franchise just down the street from AutoZone Park. The combination is another example of sports carrying the banner for the promotion of Memphis in general.

63. Why do so many digital transformations fail? -

According to a McKinsey and Company article cited in CIO magazine more than 70% of corporate digital transformations fail.

On paper it’s an equal playing field. The failing entities have the same technology as everyone else, certainly are drowning in very big data sets, and assuredly have a large number of very bright professionals eager for purposeful tasks.

64. Memphis Thumps Mercer, 66-14 -

By the second quarter, Twitter couldn’t help itself: When will the “Mercer” rule go into effect? And Lord, have Mercer! On and on it went. But why not? The University of Memphis offense went on and on in a 66-14 season-opening romp over the FCS Mercer Bears.

65. The Week Ahead: Sept. 3-9 -

Good morning, Memphis. It’s going to be hot today, so take it easy while you are grilling out. Here’s a list of some events going on for this holiday-shortened week. Happy Labor Day!

66. Around Memphis: September 3, 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…

67. 80 Executives Named to Leadership Memphis Class -

Leadership Memphis’ Executive Program Class of 2019 is a diverse group of 80 local executives from sectors including business, nonprofit, government, education, faith and neighborhoods.

Founded in 1979 to develop new ways of connecting and creating more effective community leaders, Leadership Memphis is entering its 40th year.

68. FedEx President/COO To Speak at Aviation Conference in Memphis -

A worldwide organization for women who hold leadership positions in aviation and aerospace will host its 30th annual conference in Memphis next month.

The International Aviation Women’s Association will host the conference, “Making Connections in Memphis,” Oct. 24-26 at The Peabody.

69. Lucy J's Bakery Opens in Crosstown Concourse -

Lucy J’s Bakery opened on 901 Day, Saturday Sept. 1, in Crosstown Concourse.

The retail shop offers a daily assortment of croissants, danish, muffins, cakes, pies and breads. The staff also can create custom cakes for special events. The retail shop is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

70. Attitude, Ability Give Gabbert NFL Longevity -

Entering his eighth professional season, Blaine Gabbert has had many labels attached to his NFL career.

First-round pick. Franchise savior. Bust. Backup. Journeyman. But maybe what fits him best is survivor.

71. Events -

Memphis Botanic Garden hosts 30 Thursdays: Zen and Zinfandel Sept. 6, at 6 p.m. at 750 Cherry Road. The first Thursday of each month features a yoga session led by Sumits Yoga in one of MBG’s gardens – always with a glass of wine nearby. Bring your own yoga mat and beverage. Free with garden admission. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com/30thursdays for details.

72. Connecting to American Values -

As U.S. Sen. John McCain prepared for his death, he wrote a message to America and the world. We share a few of his words as a call to our higher selves, a reminder of our humanity – and fragility – and as beacon of hope.

73. Events -

The 2018 Delta Fair & Music Festival runs through Sunday, Sept. 9, at Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Road. Enjoy live music; festival food; carnival rides; a petting zoo; and a range of special events, including the “redneck yacht races” (Sept. 3, 7), the Delta Dash 5K/10 and Cotton Candy Fun Run (Sept. 8) and more. Visit deltafest.com for hours and tickets.

74. 80 Executives Named To Leadership Memphis Class -

Leadership Memphis’ Executive Program Class of 2019 is a diverse group of 80 local executives from sectors including business, nonprofit, government, education, faith and neighborhoods.

Founded in 1979 to develop new ways of connecting and creating more effective community leaders, Leadership Memphis is entering its 40th year.

75. Memphis Japan Festival To Honor Culture, Traditions -

The Memphis Japan Festival, celebrating the country’s people, traditions and contemporary culture, is coming to the Memphis Botanic Garden Sept. 30.

The festival, held rain or shine from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., will include traditional and contemporary Japanese music and dance performances, tours of the Japanese Garden, Japanese “candyman”, taiko drummers, a family circus, sumo-suit wrestling, “Hello Kitty” and “Ninja Turtle” Bounce Houses and Japanese martial arts on the lawn, among other attractions.

76. Website Set Up To Benefit U of M’s Azab -

University of Memphis junior men's basketball forward Karim Azab was recently diagnosed with leukemia and a family-approved website, momentum.memphis.edu/project/10948, has been created to help with expenses.

77. MIM Barbecue Contest To Host Judging Seminar -

Memphis in May International Festival will host its annual World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest Judging Seminar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Holiday Inn Select Downtown.

78. Rock n Roll Sushi Appears Headed to Whitehaven -

A rock and roll-themed sushi franchise that serves Elvis rolls could soon be built down the street from Graceland.

A building permit was issued Wednesday, Aug. 28, to Traditional Construction Co. Inc. to build a Rock n Roll Sushi restaurant at 1201 Winchester Road.

79. Events -

The 2018 Delta Fair & Music Festival runs Friday, Aug. 31, through Sept. 9 at Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Road. Enjoy live music; festival food; carnival rides; a petting zoo; and special events such as “redneck yacht races” (Aug. 31, Sept. 1, 3, 7), the Delta Fair Queen Pageants and “I am Beautiful” Pageant (Sept. 1), the Delta Dash 5K/10 and Cotton Candy Fun Run (Sept. 8) and more. Visit deltafest.com.

80. We Stand at the Crossroads -

Depending on who you ask, blues legend Robert Johnson is buried in three places in the Delta, died at 27 in 1938 of poisoning or of syphilis, or sometime later since people claim to have seen him in Memphis in 1941.

81. Funding Home Improvement Projects -

Ray’s Take: If you talk to any homeowner, he or she can probably spout a list of 10 things that need to be repaired or improved on their home – whether the home is brand new or 50 years old, it usually makes no difference. Whether it be a new deck or a new roof, at some point in your life, you will want to start a special home improvement project.

82. Last Word: Tiger Fortunes, Union Mission Expansion and Beale Cause and Effect -

The Tigers open the football season Saturday at the Liberty Bowl against Mercer and many of you are ready for football season – college or NFL but rarely both – to begin. Never mind that the World Series still awaits in October or that every time I look up at an NFL pre season game someone is running a kickoff back from one end zone to another because no one wants anyone to hit too hard out there until it counts.

83. Events -

The 2018 Delta Fair & Music Festival runs Friday, Aug. 31, through Sept. 9 at Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Road. Enjoy live music; festival food; carnival rides; a petting zoo; and a range of special events, including the “redneck yacht races” (Aug. 31, Sept. 1, 3, 7), Delta Fair Queen Pageants and “I am Beautiful” Pageant (Sept. 1), the Delta Dash 5K/10 and Cotton Candy Fun Run (Sept. 8) and more. Visit deltafest.com for hours and tickets.

84. Dutch Anti-Islam Lawmaker Cancels Prophet Cartoon Contest -

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch anti-Islam lawmaker canceled a planned Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest Thursday following death threats and concerns other people could be put at risk.

85. Networking Event to Celebrate Anniversary -

The Link Up Memphis networking event is celebrating its one-year anniversary with an event Sept. 13 at The South Main Market.

Hosted by Milton Memphis Entertainment LLC, the free event has connected hundreds of local professionals. Link Up Memphis is designed to create a space for people to exchange information, share ideas and foster new relationships.

86. MIM Barbecue Cooking Contest to Host Judging Seminar -

Memphis in May International Festival will host its annual World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest Judging Seminar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Holiday Inn Select Downtown in Memphis.

87. Saturday ‘Soccer Showdown’ At AutoZone Park Almost Sold Out -

Only a limited number of seats remain for Saturday’s “Soccer Showdown” exhibition match at AutoZone Park between Tim Howard and the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer and Tulsa Roughnecks FC of the United Soccer League.

88. Rock n Roll Sushi Appears Headed to Whitehaven -

A rock and roll-themed sushi franchise that serves Elvis rolls could soon be built down the street from Graceland.

A building permit was issued Wednesday, Aug. 28, to Traditional Construction Co. Inc. to build a Rock n Roll Sushi restaurant at 1201 Winchester Road.

89. Redbirds’ Dakota Hudson Named PCL Pitcher of the Year -

Memphis Redbirds right-handed pitcher Dakota Hudson has been named the Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Year, the league office announced Thursday. Hudson won the award despite spending the last month with St. Louis. He received more than 85 percent of the votes.

90. Brad Pitt Foundation Faces Lawsuit Over New Orleans Homes -

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An attorney plans to sue actor Brad Pitt's foundation over the degradation of homes built in an area of New Orleans that was among the hardest hit by Hurricane Katrina.

91. Last Word: Oath, Occupancy and Buses -

Shelby County Mayor elect Lee Harris and the 13-member Shelby County Commission with a majority of eight new members take the oath of office Thursday afternoon Downtown at the Cannon Center. And Harris turned in his resignation as a state Senator Wednesday, urging the county commission to leave the seat vacant for the remaining four months left in his four-year term of office in Nashville.

92. Events -

The Collierville Chamber of Commerce will host a lunch and learn titled “5 Ways You Lose Money in Your Small Business” Thursday, Aug. 30, from 11:30 a.m.to 1 p.m. at chamber office, 485 Halle Park Drive. The guest speaker is Bill Piper, a partner in bookkeeping firm Two Roads. Cost is free for chamber members and $15 for nonmembers. Visit colliervillechamber.com.

93. Preparing for New England Foliage Season -

I watched a YouTube video of someone driving along New Hampshire’s famed Kancamagus Highway during leaf-peeping season and it hit me: I’ll be on my own New England fall foliage road trip soon enough.

94. How Useful Is a Last Will and Testament? -

Earlier this month, news outlets reported that Aretha Franklin, a Memphis native, died without a will. That fact seems important, but what good does a will actually serve?

In basic estate planning, there are three core documents that enable people of both modest and massive means to protect and convey their health care and financial desires during their incapacitation or death – the durable general power of attorney, the durable health care power of attorney, and the last will and testament.

95. Memphis in May Announces Open Call for 2019 Poster -

Next year is the city of Memphis’ bicentennial celebration. Memphis in May International Festival has chosen the city to honor, instead of its usual custom of an honored country. And now, Memphis in May is holding an open call for local artists to create the 2019 commemorative poster.

96. New U of M Doctoral Degree Allows Students to Design Program -

The University of Memphis will become only the third college in the country, along with Georgetown University and Southern Methodist University, to offer a terminal degree for students who want to work across disciplines to engage a topic or issue.

97. MATA’s Lack of Funding Could Result in Route Cuts -

The Memphis Area Transit Authority is proposing several adjustments to its bus network, including the elimination of seven routes. Tuesday night, MATA held a public hearing at the Benjamin Hooks Central Library for the proposed changes, which can be found here

98. Racism Quickly Becomes an Issue in Florida Governor's Race -

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Racism immediately became an issue in the Florida governor's race on Wednesday as both nominees made predictions: The Democrat said voters aren't looking for a misogynist, racist or bigot, while the Republican said voters shouldn't "monkey this up" by choosing his African-American opponent.

99. Last Word: New Council Smell, Harris's First Pick and Detroit's Comeback -

After months of renovation work, the new Memphis City Council committee room was ready for the council Tuesday on the fifth floor of City Hall. The council had been meeting in its chambers on the ground floor for the seven hours of committee meetings that precede the council’s main voting meeting at 3:30 p.m. two Tuesdays a month. The council room has that new council smell -- kind of ironic for a body that is about to get three new members by the end of the year.

100. Events -

Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, Aug. 29, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Pinot’s Palette, 8225 Dexter Road, suite 103. The topic is The MasterMind Principle, based on the book “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill. Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.com.