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1. Arkansas Officials Ask Courts to Clear Path for Executions -

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Arkansas prepared again Thursday to conduct its first executions since 2005, wary and weary after a series of court decisions gutted its unprecedented plan to put eight men to death before the end of the month.

2. Reflecting on 2017 Class, Looking Ahead to 2018 -

Recruiting is the lifeblood of a college football program, and the cycle never ends.

As UT’s recruiting grind continues and spring practices opened this week, I caught up with Ryan Callahan of 247Sports to talk about the 2017 class. Callahan covers UT recruiting, and here’s what he has to say about the 2017 class, which consists of 22 three-star recruits, four four-stars and one five-star (offensive lineman Trey Smith of University School of Jackson), according to 247Sports’ composite rankings.

3. Binghampton Gateway Builds on Decade of Momentum -

While construction recently began on the large-scale Binghampton Gateway Center and more development is on the way, the revitalization process to bring businesses and jobs back to the distressed Binghampton area began more than a decade ago.

4. Another Country -

On the road into the C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa in southwest Memphis, there is a sign you might not notice on your way to the museum and archaeological site.

An arrow pointing east is the way to Memphis. The western arrow reads Chucalissa.

5. You Gotta Have Heart: UT’s 2017 Recruiting Class -

Butch Jones did it again. The Tennessee football coach gave opponents press conference fodder with another one-liner while putting his spin on the Vols’ 2017 signing class.

It happened a day after the Feb. 1 National Signing Day when UT’s class was rated No. 17 nationally in the 247Sports composite rankings.

6. In a Tight Market, Stores Lure Holiday Workers With Perks -

NEW YORK (AP) – Retailers are dangling perks like higher pay, extra discounts and more flexible schedules to lure temporary holiday workers in a tighter labor market.

They're also more determined to lock in their workers earlier. Macy's and Target are holding their first nationwide recruitment fairs, and others like consumer electronics chain Hhgregg Inc. are making it easier to apply for temporary holiday jobs via mobile devices.

7. Summertime Decisions -

“Yeah, I’m going to miss it,” said LaJereka Hunt, 15, on the last day of her internship with Memphis United, a grassroots group housed at the Mid-South Peace and Justice Center. Over the summer, Hunt attended Memphis City Council meetings, advocated for an overhaul of the city’s Civilian Law Enforcement Review Board and led more than 60 workshops focused on teaching students, many older than she, how to effectively communicate if stopped by the police.

8. Second Annual TigerAlumni Game June 25 -

Former University of Memphis Tiger players Willie Kemp and Jeremy Hunt are hosting the second annual Blue vs. Gray Memphis Tigers Alumni Game, which will feature 26 former players at the Elma Roane Fieldhouse at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 25.

9. Second Annual Tigers Alumni Game Saturday -

Former University of Memphis Tiger players Willie Kemp and Jeremy Hunt are hosting the second annual Blue vs. Gray Memphis Tigers Alumni Game, which will feature 26 former players at the Elma Roane Fieldhouse at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 25.

10. Attorney Schattgen Joins Bass, Berry & Sims -

Shine Chen Schattgen has joined the Memphis office of Bass, Berry & Sims LLP as an associate in the law firm’s health care group. Schattgen, who previously practiced in the Boston office of Ropes & Gray LLP, counsels health care clients on a range of operational, regulatory and transactional matters.

11. Cellphone Radiation Study Raises Concerns Despite Low Risk -

WASHINGTON (AP) – A new federal study of the potential dangers of cellphone radiation, conducted in rats, found a slight increase in brain tumors in males and raised long-dormant concerns about the safety of spending so much time with cellphones glued to our ears.

12. Hoops & Dreams -

They were but a few words, yet they seemed to capture the mindset of the University of Memphis basketball program’s high-expectation fan base.

“Get back to like it was,” said former Tigers guard Jeremy Hunt.

13. Trezevant Hires Resident Services Head -

Kimberly O’Donnell has joined Trezevant as director of resident services. In her new position, she will be responsible for managing a variety of programs and functions while serving as liaison to the residential community.

14. Events -

Memphis Blues Society and Overton Square will host a Bluesday Tuesday concert featuring John Nemeth with guest Eric Hughes Tuesday, June 23, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the Tower Courtyard, 2101 Madison Ave. Cost is free. Visit overtonsquare.com.

15. Events -

Memphis Blues Society and Overton Square will host a Bluesday Tuesday concert featuring John Nemeth with guest Eric Hughes Tuesday, June 23, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the Tower Courtyard, 2101 Madison Ave. Cost is free. Visit overtonsquare.com.

16. Wendell Smith’s: Charlotte Avenue's Safe Zone for Sinners, Saints -

Other than the fact the roads outside – 53rd and Charlotte – are paved, not much has changed at Wendell Smith’s Corner, a monument to a short life well lived.

17. Big Leap From Hollywood Hustle to Nolensville ‘Barn’ -

The step-grandmother of Clark Gable’s granddaughter leans back in her chair inside the Mennonite furniture store and holds up a foot.

“Look. I’m wearing orange socks. I must be eccentric,” says Linda Roberts as a gray, misty day chases me from Nolensville Road into the worn building tucked against Mill Creek.

18. Commercial Success -

If, as the saying goes, everyone gets 15 minutes of fame, Bart Durham’s has come in 15- and 30-second spurts – the length of the commercials that depict him as a lawyer everyman, ever-ready to tilt at windmills for the sake of justice for the working class.

19. Brighter Economy Driving Up Holiday Hiring Plans -

NEW YORK (AP) – UPS will hire up to 95,000. Kohl's plans to take on 67,000 and FedEx 50,000. Wal-Mart will add 60,000.

One after the other, a flurry of major U.S. retail and transportation companies announced sharp increases this week in the number of temporary workers they plan to hire for the holiday season. Collectively, such hiring could reach its highest point this year for stores since 1999, when the economy was roaring and the Great Recession was still eight years away.

20. Sherman Joins Campbell Clinic as Sports Medicine Physician -

Dr. Henry “Hank” Sherman has joined Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics as a sports medicine family practice physician in its Southaven office. Sherman treats patients who suffer from a variety of orthopedic injuries – from competitive athletes looking to get back in the game to weekend warriors who want to stay active later in life.

21. Busby Joins Howell Marketing as Social Media Manager -

Lisa Busby has joined Howell Marketing Strategies LLC as a social media manager, handling the social media marketing for several accounts. Busby’s background includes experience in the business, media and nonprofit sectors – including past roles as a radio news reporter and writer, and as a print editor in the national headquarters for the Fraternal Order of Police.

22. Lakecrest II Sells for $4.6 Million -

The Lakecrest II office building in East Memphis has changed hands again.

Southland Primacy LLC acquired the 129,104-square-foot office building at 6055 Primacy Parkway from Jefferson-Pilot Investments Inc. Feb. 28 for $4.6 million.

23. MalmoMemphis Completes Three Law Firm Leases -

Three Memphis law firms represented by MalmoMemphis Real Estate Inc. have renewed their office leases or leased new spaces.

24. Ex-Senate Staffer Appears in Court on Porn Charges -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The fired chief of staff for Sen. Lamar Alexander made his first court appearance Thursday on charges of possession and distribution of child pornography.

Ryan Loskarn answered softly, "Yes, sir," when U.S. Magistrate Judge John M. Facciola asked Loskarn whether he understood that he was charged with serious offenses.

25. ‘Intertwined’ -

In 2007, the Grizzlies were no longer a novelty in Memphis. They also were no longer a playoff team. Rather, they were a punch line lost in the expansive blue and gray shadow of the University of Memphis and a fast-talking operator/coach named John Calipari.

26. Health Law's Rule Delay Could Hamper Enforcement -

WASHINGTON (AP) – There's a bit of a domino effect undercutting President Barack Obama's health care law.

Enforcement of the overhaul's central mandate – that individual Americans must have coverage – could be weakened by the Obama administration's recent delay of a requirement that larger employers provide medical insurance.

27. FDA Warns of Infections Tied to Tennessee Pharmacy -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Health officials are investigating cases involving patients who suffered complications after being injected with potentially contaminated medications made by a Tennessee specialty pharmacy.

28. Single-Handed Success Story -

SINGULAR PERFORMANCE. The White Station Class of 1966, the year ahead of mine, had two Academy Award winners – one you’ve heard of and one you haven’t.

That was some class. Physicist, gray matter repository and best-selling author Alan Lightman was in it. Federal judge and arbiter of public education’s future in Shelby County Hardy Mays was in it. John Vergos, former courageous city council maverick and scion to Rendezvous rib royalty, was in it. Academy Award-winning actress Kathy Bates was in it.

29. Events -

Make-A-Wish Mid-South will host Wine for Wishes Thursday, Feb. 28, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at The Cadre, 149 Monroe Ave. The fundraiser will include food and wine pairings, a silent auction and live music by The Will Tucker Band. Visit midsouth.wish.org.

30. Gowen Named Marketing Head at Renshaw Property Management -

Kellyn Gowen has joined Renshaw Property Management as marketing coordinator. In her new role, Gowen manages social media, marketing and communications for the company’s 800 Mid-South rental properties, serves as a liaison for property owners and real estate agents, and spearheads marketing efforts for vacant properties.

31. Airports and Stock Exchange Reopen After Superstorm Sandy -

NEW YORK (AP) – Two major airports reopened and the New York Stock Exchange got back to business Wednesday, while across the river in New Jersey, National Guardsmen rushed to feed and rescue flood victims two days after Superstorm Sandy struck.

32. Holiday Sales Seen Rising 4.1 Percent in 2012 -

NEW YORK (AP) – Americans are expected to spend more during what's traditionally the busiest shopping season of the year, but they're not exactly ready to shop 'til they drop like they have been in the past two years.

33. Work Remains for Superintendent Selection Group -

The group trying to come up with a process for selecting a superintendent to lead the merger of Shelby County’s two school systems has a lot of lead work to do in a short time.

The group is likely to have numerous discussions in the coming weeks about what kind of school system that superintendent will be leading. The countywide school board hasn’t yet acted on the set of recommendations from the planning commission that will define the merged school district’s structure and scope.

34. Trial, Error Led Local Writer to Gray Man Series -

In the modern American thriller, the good guys don’t come much tougher than Court Gentry.

He is an ex-CIA super spy forced to elude waves of hit teams, survive a shoot-on-sight sanction from the CIA and tussle with crime bosses, drug lords and plenty of other baddies thanks to the hyper-kinetic imagination of Memphis writer Mark Greaney.

35. Gov't Aircraft Operations Often Lack FAA Oversight -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Nonmilitary government agencies own or lease thousands of aircraft, but they are often on their own when it comes to safety oversight of their operations – a situation that accident investigators say has contributed to air crashes and deaths.

36. Memphian Cobb Joins MIFA As Meals on Wheels Director -

Trentwood Cobb has joined Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association as director of MIFA Meals on Wheels, which provides hot meals to senior citizens in the greater Memphis area.

Hometown: Memphis

37. Tiger Only Game In Town — For Now -

No one expects the University of Memphis men’s basketball team to right the local economy, end the NBA lockout, make winners out of the moribund Memphis football team or ease tensions between the city and county.

38. Luna Nova Honors Late Patron -

In pop music, the latest thing is always in demand, but with classical music, new names work hard for their audiences. This season, the Luna Nova Music Ensemble will kick off its season with a little of both.

39. Events -

The Small Business Chamber Breakfast Club will meet Friday, June 24, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Office Suites Plus, 6000 Poplar Ave., suite 250. Cost is free to members and first-time guests and $10 for returning guests. For more information, call Melody Douglas at 261-5400.

40. Events -

Methodist North Hospital will host a free seminar on congestive heart failure Thursday, June 23, from 11 a.m. to1 p.m. at the hospital, 3950 Covington Pike, suite 250. Dr. Claro Diaz, cardiologist with Sutherland Cardiology Clinic, will speak. The event is free and open to the public. To register, call 888-777-5959.

41. ‘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.

“Homage,” a photographic exhibition by Leon Morris, reveals the passion of musicians like Betty Lavette, Jerry Lee Lewis and Magic Slim in the process of creating their art.

42. Newcomers Highlight BSMF Lineup -

Memphis in May’s salute to Belgium will once again kick off with headline musical acts from across the country, singing on the river, in the sometimes muddy Tom Lee Park.

43. Weatherington Pens New Chapter at Summerall Electric -

Holli Weatherington has joined Summerall Electric Co. Inc. as president and chief executive officer.

44. Mellencamp Headlines Beale Street Music Festival -

MEMPHIS (AP) – Memphis in May officials say John Mellencamp, Wilco, Cee Lo Green, Ke$ha, Stone Temple Pilots, B.o.B. and Godsmack are scheduled to perform at the three-day Beale Street Music Festival this spring.

45. Funds Needed to Upgrade Theater Wireless -

Due to a congressional ruling, Theatre Memphis is in the midst of a fundraising campaign to replace $30,000 worth of wireless microphones and related equipment.

As of June 12, anyone operating on the 700-megahertz bandwidth was required to vacate those frequencies, which have been sold by the federal government primarily to wireless carriers and public safety responders nationwide.

46. Events -

The Memphis Gavel Club will meet Friday at 11:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. The meeting will include lunch and entertainment by Quicksilver Barber Shop Quartet. For more information, call Bob Gray at 494-8639.

47. Events -

The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will hold a workshop Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at its office, 5100 Poplar Ave., suite 502. Tal Frankfurt, founder of Cloud for Good, will speak on the topic “How to Budget for IT and Develop an RFP for Services.” Cost is $15 for members, $30 for nonmembers and $10 for those in the Program for Nonprofit Excellence. For more information, call 684-6605 or visit www.npexcellence.org.

48. Events -

The Center City Development Corp. Board of Directors will meet Wednesday at 9 a.m. at 114 N. Main St.

49. Restaurateur Edwards to Reincarnate Bon Ton Cafe -

Every city has restaurants like these Downtown, usually near the courts and lawyers’ offices or the banks, restaurants that serve traditional breakfasts and plate lunches to customers who might be wearing white shirts and ties or workers in blue or gray uniforms or women in everything from slacks to power suits.

50. Youth Isn’t a Hurdle for Red Door Founder Phillips -

The scant number of years John Phillips V has under his belt relative to others in his chosen industry is not lost on him.

51. The Hard Sell -

To understand how Northwest Mississippi’s small boomtowns like Olive Branch keep one-upping Memphis and reeling in jobs and taxpayers with the promise of greener pastures, an Internet video is one place to start.

52. Hitting The Gender Mark -

When it comes to marketing, author John Gray is right on the money – “Men are from Mars and Women Are from Venus.” There are significant differences in the way men and women process marketing messages. The better you understand those differences, the more effective your marketing – and return on investment – will be.

53. New Mural To Brighten Cooper-Young Entrance -

An artistic Midtown neighborhood has designs on creating a second “landmark” gateway.

The Cooper-Young Historic District, which several years ago unveiled the permanent installation of artwork atop a trestle over Cooper Street, has launched an effort to create a second piece of railroad art, this time a mural on the expansive underpass on South McLean Boulevard near Central Avenue.

54. Glankler Brown’s Thornton Receives Annual Pro Bono Award -

Laurie M. Thornton, an attorney at Glankler Brown PLLC, has received the firm’s third annual Frank J. Glankler Jr. Pro Bono Award. This is the second consecutive year Thornton has received the honor. She provided more than 40 hours of free legal services during 2009.

55. FDIC Could Seek Bailout from Banks -

WASHINGTON (AP) - Regulators have approached big banks about borrowing billions to shore up the dwindling fund that insures regular deposit accounts.

The loans would go to the fund maintained by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. that insure depositors when banks fail, said two industry officials familiar with the conversations, who requested anonymity because the plans are still evolving.

56. Ark. Financial Adviser Announces Senate Bid -

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A financial adviser from northwest Arkansas said Tuesday he's seeking the Republican nomination to challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Blanche Lincoln, joining an increasingly crowded field of GOP hopefuls.

57. Report: Goldman Providing Tips to Certain Clients -

NEW YORK (AP) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc. provides some of its biggest clients stock tips that come out of regular meetings held by analysts and traders at the investment bank, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

58. Building Permit Activity Abysmal in June -

Home permits continued to slide in June, reaching their lowest monthly mark in years as the demand for new housing remained soft and the building industry remained focused on sales.

Builders filed just 17 permits in Shelby County last month, down 77 percent from 74 permits in June 2008 and down 57.5 percent from 40 permits filed in May, according to the latest data from real estate information company Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com.

59. Tenn. Democrats' Fundraising Ails Under New Leader -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Federal election disclosures show the Tennessee Democratic Party is struggling to raise money in the aftermath of a leadership struggle.

The Federal Election Commission report filed on Friday shows the party under new Chairman Chip Forrester only managed to raise about $31,000 in February. That compares with about $211,000 raised in the same month of his predecessor Gray Sasser's stint in charge of the party.

60. Job-Killing Recession Racks Up More Layoff Victims -

WASHINGTON (AP) - The recession is killing jobs at an alarming pace, with tens of thousands of new layoffs announced Monday by some of the biggest names in American business – Pfizer, Caterpillar and Home Depot.

61. Methodist Names Brooks VP of Clinical Operations -

Robert Brooks has been named vice president of clinical operations for Methodist University Hospital.

62. Cooper Tire to Close Albany, Ga., Plant -

TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) - With tax incentives and worker concessions, four cities in four states vied to keep their Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. plant open after the Ohio-based company said the weakening economy would cause it to shutter one of its U.S. plants.

63. St. Jude Identifies Causes of Leukemia Relapse -

Scientists at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have identified distinctive genetic changes in the cancer cells of children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia that cause relapse.

The finding offers a pathway to designing treatments for relapse of the disease in children and, ultimately, adults, St. Jude said in a press release.

64. Stores See Surge in Applicants for Holiday Help -

NEW YORK (AP) - The odds of landing a part-time job at department store operator Bealls Outlet Stores Inc. this holiday season are slimmer than getting into Harvard: It's one out of every 45.

65. Bush Sets Oval Office Meeting with Obama -

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Bush and Barack Obama on Monday will hold their first substantive talks about the nation's daunting priorities as the transition to a Democratic administration accelerates.

66. Gun Control a Gray Area Between McCain, Obama -

BOSTON (AP) - John McCain supports background checks for buyers at gun shows and has his name on a law restricting special-interest group advertising, two positions strongly opposed by the National Rifle Association.

67. Issues of Civility, Professionalism Linger in Legal Community -

People who watch shows such as “Law & Order” might imagine lawyers constantly head-butting, arguing and back-stabbing.

However, in the real world, lawyers tend to be more collegial. But many lawyers have said they would like to see more civil, courteous behavior among their colleagues.

68. Events -

Practical Exporting, a two-day seminar on key developments in exporting, will be held today and Sept. 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the SunTrust Building, 850 Ridge Lake Blvd., Suite 400. Cost is $25 for each day. Seating is limited to 35. Register online at www.memphischamber.com or contact Brenda Montgomery at 543-3541 or bmontgomery@memphischamber.com.

69. Job Cuts Up 12 Percent Over Last Year -

Job cuts announced by U.S. employers last month jumped 12 percent over a year ago to cap the busiest summer of downsizing in six years, according to a report released Wednesday.

The monthly job reductions slowed somewhat from July but still exceeded the year-ago figure for a seventh time in 2008, according to the report by job placement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas.

70. Kiesewetter Wise’s Thompson Named Among Top 100 Labor Attorneys -

Tanja L. Thompson has been named among the nation’s Top 100 Labor Attorneys by the Labor Relations Institute for the second consecutive year.

Thompson is a member of Kiesewetter Wise Kaplan Prather PLC and is the only labor attorney in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi to receive this professional honor, which puts her in the top 1 percent of labor attorneys throughout the U.S.

71. State Democratic Leaders Endorse Obama -

State Democratic officials are hoping to unify the party behind presumptive presidential nominee Barack Obama.

“In the months ahead we’re going to pull together and we’re going to make a difference in the state of Tennessee,” Gov. Phil Bredesen told a crowd at Nashville’s Swett’s Restaurant on Wednesday.

72. Analyst Sees 200,000 US Banking Jobs at Risk From Subprime Crisis -

NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S. financial industry has been shedding jobs at a record clip, and some analysts predict the pace will only accelerate over the next year-and-a-half as banks cut costs in the face of the housing market slump and the weak economy.

73. Conference To Provide Fuel For Transport Future -

The Memphis World Trade Club will continue the momentum of its inaugural event of a year ago by hosting the second annual Memphis Multi Modal Conference March 19 and 20 at The Peabody hotel.

The first day's event is a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. followed by a selection of speakers the next day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

74. Former Midtown Grocer Building Gets New Owner, Look -

A Midtown building once home to a well-known grocery store and then an antique shop is on the verge of yet another incarnation as its new owners prepare to give it a fresh look.

Memphis-based Lynch and Weddle Holdings GP, whose partners are Richard Lynch and Todd Weddle, Feb. 6 bought the decades-old strip center on the northeast corner of North McLean Boulevard and Madison Avenue for $600,000.

75. Historian's Memphis Visit Presents Complexities of Slavery Emancipation -

Who freed the slaves? The answer is more complex and relevant than the question's simplicity and tense might suggest, author and Yale University history professor David W. Blight said recently.

The Civil War historian was in Memphis earlier this month to speak at the National Civil Rights Museum about his 2007 book, "A Slave No More: Two Men Who Escaped to Freedom, Including Their Own Narratives of Emancipation." The book is built around manuscripts written by two former slaves - Wallace Turnage and John Washington. Blight came across the rare manuscripts four years ago through different connections.

76. Ribs Served Before Political Heartburn Begins -

Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton and all 13 City Council members who begin a new term of office next year met at the Rendezvous this week for ribs with a side order of good intentions. The lunch hour session came with a bit of spice from Herenton and incoming council Chairman Scott McCormick that might make for some political heartburn over the next four years.

77. Worried Workers Can Try to Make Themselves More Valuable or Start Looking for New Jobs -

NEW YORK (AP) - In the fall, many companies take stock of how they're doing on projects, sales targets and budgets; if the numbers aren't agreeable, it could mean job cuts.

Workers may want to adopt strategies ahead of time, either to try to save their jobs or be prepared to find new ones.

78. Tinker Works To Out-Fundraise Cohen For His Congressional Seat -

In last Friday's edition of The Washington Post, columnist Mary Ann Akers introduced her readers to Memphis congressman Steve Cohen, summing up her interviewee as a "fun-loving hipster in an aging man's body."

79. Herman Morris Campaign Receives Prominent Backing -

The first major endorsement in Memphis' mayoral race by a former or current area mayor is the product of a relationship that stretches back to the 1980s.

At the time, Shelby County's then-mayor Bill Morris had found himself interacting frequently with the chairman of an ad hoc commission that was recommending the county establish a home rule charter. Under that new form of government, the county would have the power to adopt its own ordinances without approval from the state legislature.

80. Tennesseans Give $1MTo Presidential Hopefuls -      Tennesseans have given more than $1 million to announced presidential candidates, according to disclosure reports filed through July 15.
     The documents were reviewed by the Center for Res

81. Push Is on to Pull Wharton Into Race Against Herenton -

With a week to the filing deadline for candidates on the October city ballot, Shelby County Mayor A C Wharton Jr. has a lot to consider.

The draft movement to get him into the race for Memphis mayor is the campaign season's best bet for a surprise. The effort launched Wednesday.

82. Ogletree Deakins OpensTwo Mid-South Law Offices -      Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Steward PC, the third-largest labor and employment law firm in the country, has announced plans to open new offices in Memphis and Jackson, Miss. The firm will be joined by Memphis-based

83. Bass Berry Lawyer to Smooth Voter Issues As Presidential Election Approaches -

The controversy surrounding the 2000 presidential election brought attention to the myriad problems in the U.S. voting process.

Voters in that election, in which George W. Bush defeated Tennessee Democrat Al Gore, claimed they were suppressed or presented with obstacles in registering to vote, which resulted in a barrage of recounts and delayed election results.

84. Judge Larry Potter Receives KAB Award -

Larry E. Potter, presiding judge of the Memphis/Shelby County Environmental Court, has received Keep America Beautiful's (KAB) Iron Eyes Cody Award. The award was named in honor of KAB's landmark public awareness campaign of the 1970s, "People Start Pollution. People Can Stop It," which featured the iconic face and tear of Iron Eyes Cody and is credited with awakening the environmental consciousness of an entire generation. Potter became the first Environmental Court judge in Memphis and Tennessee in 1983. During that year, he helped create the court.

85. Mayor Herenton's Executive Assistant Moves to MLGW -

Gale Jones Carson has been named director of corporate communications for Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division. In her new executive-level position, she will report directly to MLGW president and CEO Joseph Lee III. She previously was executive assistant to Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton.

86. The Importance of Being Burnished -

In January 1882, a flamboyant 28-year-old writer who would eventually set the Victorian-era literary world aflame arrived in New York City to kick off a 12-month series of speaking engagements in the United States.

87. First Mercantile Taps Maness to Handle National Accounts -

Philip E. Maness has been appointed director of national accounts and executive vice president of First Mercantile in Cordova. He began his career with First Mercantile in 1984, serving most recently as strategic planning officer.

88. Dixon Teapot Exhibit Neither Short nor Stout; Runs Through Sept. 24 -

May 15

The Dixon Gallery and Gardens hosts "The Artful Teapot: 20th Century Expressions from the Kamm Collection" through Sept. 24 at 4339 Park Ave. The exhibit examines the teapot as an inventive vehicle for artistic expression in the 20th century. All the works in the exhibit have been chosen from the celebrated Kamm collection, husband and wife Gloria and Sonny Kamm's person trove of more than 6,000 teapots. For more information, call 761-5250 or visit www.dixon.org.

89. City, County Leaders Struggle With Sign Regulations -

Forget real estate developers, deal-makers and politicians. Advertisers and sign manufacturers can be just as aggressive in waging high-stakes battles that often spill into court to protect their turf.

90. Shelby Planners to Create County Development Map -

With available land in Cordova disappearing fast, Perennial Building Group chose a spot on Berryhill Road with easy access to U.S. Highway 64 as the site on which to build a new 131-lot subdivision. Work began this summer on the project, dubbed Highland Point, which occupies 97 acres in unincorporated Shelby County and lies in a hotspot for new home construction.

91. Archived Article: This Week - HEADLINE

Memphis Bar, YLD Present Ethics Seminar

Dec. 13

The Construction Specifications Institute hosts a board of directors meeting from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at The BBQ Shop, 1782 Madison Ave. Reservations must be made by noon today at ...

92. Archived Article: Newsmakers - VA Medical Center Physician Recognized

Memphis Attorneys Complete Leadership Program

The Tennessee Bar Association announced that the following Memphis attorneys have completed the TBA Leadership Law program: Karen Campbell, Gary K. Smith &...

93. Archived Article: This Week - CRIMINAL LAW SOCIETY MEETS AT U OF M

National President Addresses Women Business Owners

May 10

The Criminal Law Society meets from noon to 1 p.m. at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, 3700 Central Ave. Call 678-3217...

94. Archived Article: Events - South Main Historic Arts District hosts Holiday Nights from 5 p

The South Main Arts District hosts Holiday Nights from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. Shops and galleries will stay open late so visitors can finish up holiday shopping. Call Diane Ragsdale...

95. Archived Article: This Week - Headline

Society of Entrepreneurs Hosts Networking Breakfast Dec. 8

Downtown Elementary School hosts an open house highlighting its optional program from noon to 1 p.m. at the school, 10 N. Fourth St. Visitors can tour the facilities and talk ...

96. Archived Article: Memos - Khara Woods was the 2003 recipient of the John Paul Jones Journalism Scholarship

Khara Woods was the 2002-2003 recipient of the John Paul Jones Journalism Scholarship at the University of Memphis. Woods, a 21-year-old senior journalism major, is ...

97. Archived Article: Memos - Susan Ratner joined Memphis Area Legal Services Inc.

Susan Ratner joined Memphis Area Legal Services Inc. as a staff attorney. She earned a bachelors degree from the University of Memphis, masters degree from the University of Tennessee and law d...

98. Archived Article: Comm Focus - Womens show vendors cash in on power of the purse

Womens show vendors cash in on power of the purse

By STACEY WIEDOWER

The Daily News

Women have always held the purses, but now, many hold the purse-strings, too.

An increase in dual-in...

99. Archived Article: Law Focus - Memphis voters get to see new redistricting plan

Memphis voters get to see new redistricting plan

By MARY DANDO

The Daily News

Memphis residents will be able to decide for themselves whether the redrawn districting plan for city council ...

100. Archived Article: Comm Focus - Local judge reveals lighter side of the law Local judge reveals lighter side of the law By MARY DANDO The Daily News Ever wanted to write a book and have it published? A local publisher was the answer to one writers prayer. Germantown resident Sharo...