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1. It’s Lee’s to Win Unless He Makes a Rookie Mistake
- Thursday, August 23, 2018
When Bill Lee drove a tractor through tiny Eagleville last October, hardly anyone noticed. Only a handful of supporters milled around in the parking lot of the Farmers Co-op in southwest Rutherford County that morning where Lee spent a few minutes talking to people inside the store before emerging to ride to another town as part of a statewide tour, a precursor to an RV ride he would take later in the Republican primary race.
2. Two Shots Didn’t Phase Lawmakers in Jack Daniel’s Case
- Thursday, May 17, 2018
When Van Halen front man David Lee Roth opened a bottle of Jack Daniel’s on stage back in the ’80s, the last thing he thought about was taxes and court appeals when he took a big swig of whiskey.
3. Mixed Emotions as Vols, Lady Vols Exit Postseason
- Friday, March 23, 2018
Wait till next year. Again. Hope for better. It’s going to be a long offseason for Tennessee basketball.
The Vols were seeded No. 3 in the NCAA Tournament’s South Region and were upset by No. 11 seed Loyola-Chicago, 63-62, in the second round in Dallas.
4. Democrats Hope Bredesen Run Will Reinvigorate Party
- Thursday, October 26, 2017
Tennessee Democrats are canvassing the state to find candidates at every political level, but their next star is a well-known veteran who has people of all political stripes holding their breath.
Phil Bredesen, the former mayor of Nashville and a two-term governor, could alter the landscape of Tennessee politics if he enters the race for U.S. Senate to fill the void by departing Republican Sen. Bob Corker in 2018.
5. Trump’s Bluster Cascades Through State Politics
- Thursday, October 12, 2017
The chaos emanating from President Donald Trump’s administration is changing the landscape of Tennessee politics, setting the stage for upheaval within the dominant Republican Party.
“This is a really big moment for the Tennessee Republican Party,” with the Trump wing or far-right wing “firmly in control,” says Kent Syler, Middle Tennessee State University political science professor.
6. NAACP Asks for Removal of Confederate Statue From Courthouse
- Friday, July 14, 2017
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – A Tennessee chapter of the NAACP is urging officials to remove a statue of a Confederate general from in front of a county courthouse, echoing similar efforts throughout the South.
7. Last Word: Don McMinn, Frayser's Recovery and The Clean Line
- Monday, June 5, 2017
Back in the late 1970s when Beale Street was still rotting and behind chain link fences and Downtown Memphis was in recovery in every sense of the word, there was a poster of Don McMinn standing in front of the statue of W.C. Handy on Beale with his back to the camera spreading open the raincoat he was wearing in Handy’s direction. The caption was something about exposing the world to the blues. That’s not the only image that comes to mind of those times with word Sunday that McMinn has died.
8. Last Word: Don McMinn, Frayser's Recovery and The Clean Line
- Monday, June 5, 2017
Back in the late 1970s when Beale Street was still under construction and Downtown Memphis was in recovery in every sense of the word, there was a poster of Don McMinn standing in front of the statue of W.C. Handy on Beale with his back to the camera spreading open the raincoat he was wearing in Handy’s direction. The caption was something about exposing the world to the blues. That’s not the only image that comes to mind of those times with word Sunday that McMinn has died.
9. Soulful Sounds Made in Memphis Again
- Wednesday, May 17, 2017
An original Stax Records sign hangs in the stairwell of the new Made in Memphis Entertainment facility as inspiration for artists and guests entering as they head up to the new company’s main offices.
10. The Week Ahead: March 14-20
- Monday, March 13, 2017
Hey, Memphis! Despite the cold snap, spring is just a week away. Get outside and celebrate at Cooper-Young’s St. Patrick’s Day parade, or do a little garden shopping at the Spring Fling Garden Show. Check out what else is on our to-do list in The Week Ahead…
11. The Week Ahead: February 20-26
- Monday, February 20, 2017
Enjoying that spring-like weather, Memphis? It’s another week of politics and music in the Bluff City, highlighted by the anticipated announcement Wednesday of acts that will be playing the Beale Street Music Festival in May. Here are some other highlights:
12. Last Word: Early Vote Numbers, Crime Q&A and School Suspensions in Memphis
- Monday, October 31, 2016
The last weekend of early voting is done and now we get the early vote surge through Thursday, which is the last day for early voting at the 21 polling places across Shelby County.
Through this past Friday, 161,239 early votes had been cast in Shelby County. That compares to 156,645 to the same point in 2008 and 151,809 in 2012.
13. Treasury Official Says Harriet Tubman Will Go On $20 Bill
- Thursday, April 21, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) – Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew has decided to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, making her the first woman on U.S. paper currency in 100 years, a Treasury official said Wednesday.
14. Last Word: Presidents Day In An Election Year, Minority Business and Spring Training
- Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Presidents Day in a presidential election year.
Consider the political kaleidoscope of a foggy office-bound or home-bound Monday in Memphis with former President George W. Bush on the tube in the late afternoon defending his brother’s presidential campaign without once uttering the word Trump.
No further word of a Trump appearance promised for Memphis and some of Donald Trump’s own statements Monday suggested that by the time Memphis is on his schedule, he might be running as an independent.
Then there is the obsession in one corner of social media with Supreme Court history in rich detail.
And heads were turned Monday evening by the excerpt on the Grammys from the Broadway musical about Alexander Hamilton – a founding father born in the West Indies who established the nation’s financial system and the Federalist party. He never became a president, in part, because the vice president killed him. Hamilton wasn’t the only one who had been talking bad about Aaron Burr. The top of the ticket, President Thomas Jefferson, had decided to dump Burr from the ticket in the next election and Burr was trying to transition to become governor of New York.
15. $10 Bill Change Rankles Descendant of Alexander Hamilton
- Monday, July 13, 2015
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Doug Hamilton is just fine with plans to put a woman's portrait on U.S. paper money, but he'd prefer that the Treasury Department leave the $10 bill alone – particularly the prominent visage of his great-great-great-great-great-grandfather, Alexander Hamilton.
16. Lew Sticking With Plan to Put Woman on $10 Bill
- Thursday, July 9, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) – Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is sticking with his plan to replace Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill with a woman.
17. Southern Heritage Defined Differently Across Tennessee
- Thursday, July 2, 2015
Tennessee’s loyalty was divided in the Civil War, and 150 years later, little is changed as the debate over Confederate symbols arises in the wake of the racist-fueled South Carolina church massacre.
18. Memphis Bar Judicial Poll Released
- Tuesday, July 1, 2014
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.
19. What Shopping Will Look Like in the Future
- Monday, May 26, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) – One of America's favorite pastimes is changing rapidly.
When it comes to shopping, more Americans are skipping the stores and pulling out their smartphones and tablets. Still, there's more on the horizon for shopping than just point-and-clicking.
20. Harris Files Ford Challenge at Deadline
- Thursday, April 3, 2014
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.
21. Supreme Court to Hear Judge Selection
- Thursday, August 2, 2012
A new Tennessee Supreme Court will hear the latest court challenge to how state appellate court judges are selected.
The case of John Jay Hooker vs. Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is a challenge to what is known as the Tennessee Plan – yes or no retention votes on all judges above the trial court level including the Tennessee Supreme Court.
22. Haslam Appoints Cate as Special Assistant
- Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Tennessee Gov.-Elect Bill Haslam has named Mark Cate, his former campaign manager, as special assistant to the governor.
Cate, vice president of the Knoxville real estate development firm Lawler-Wood, will be a political adviser to Haslam once Haslam takes office. He will work with Deputy to the Gov. Claude Ramsey and handle special projects for the administration.
23. Top Haslam Aide Praised for Bipartisan Approach
- Tuesday, December 7, 2010
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – Gov.-elect Bill Haslam's newly named chief of staff Claude Ramsey has some words of caution for Tennessee Republicans celebrating their new high water mark in state politics: Tides can turn quickly.
24. Democratic Senate Contenders Target Alexander
- Friday, July 25, 2008
One of the candidates for U.S. Senate this year is walking across Tennessee and it isn’t the Republican incumbent Lamar Alexander.
Democratic contender Bob Tuke has put a decidedly partisan spin on Alexander’s iconic walk across the state in the 1978 campaign for governor. Alexander started in Mountain City and ended in Memphis while wearing a trademark red plaid shirt. Tuke started in Memphis and plans to end in Mountain City. It’s not a literal walk across the state; Tuke is walking the mileage through parks in areas where he is campaigning.
25. Underlying Grisham's Employment Law Surface Is Love of Writing, Hockey
- Thursday, December 27, 2007
Attorney Greg Grisham, a partner in Weintraub Stock & Grisham PC, is a recent appointee to the advisory committee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
He is also a guiding force in the Memphis Lawyers' Chapter of The Federalist Society, a legal and political forum that in recent years has drawn not only devotees of quintessential federalist Alexander Hamilton's view of strong central government, but also some adherents of Andrew Jackson's more moderate philosophy.
26. To Avoid Slap on Wrists, Importers Must Go by the 'Great Big Book of Life'
- Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Consider the snow globe.
It has a ceramic base, glass ball, liquid filling, plastic figurines depicting some nostalgic winter scene, perhaps "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Holidays" splashed across the base in red and green acrylic paint.
27. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, May 19, 2004
GLANKLER BROWN ATTORNEYS SOME OF THE BEST IN AMERICA
VA Researcher Awarded for Scientific Achievement
Dr. Andrew H. Kang was presented the William S. Middleton Award, the Department of Veterans Affairs most prestigious award for scientific ach...
28. Archived Article: Up Sells
- Wednesday, March 3, 1999
The Bank of New York to Purchase Union Planters to sell corporate trust division The Bank of New York announced its Missouri trust company affiliate, BNY Trust Co. of Missouri, has signed a definitive agreement to purchase the corporate trust busine...
29. Archived Article: Analys
- Friday, December 6, 1996
Politics and the national debt Politics and the national debt By Berje Yacoubian Special to The Daily News The national debt has been a fixture in American politics since the beginning of the republic. Alexander Hamilton, the first secretary of the ...
30. Archived Article: Govt Analys
- Friday, April 5, 1996
04-05 Govt analys The line item veto: a bad idea By BERJE YACOUBIAN The line item veto is a bad political ploy whose time should never come. It is a cynical gimmick of blame shifting at best and dangerous tinkering of the constitutional theory of ch...