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1. Last Word: Tiger Roller Coaster, The Promenade and "In The Streets of Memphis"
- Monday, March 5, 2018
No one realistically would say the days of basketball being the city’s dominant sports are over and done with. Not with the Tigers and the Grizz together. But basketball in Memphis is certainly on a roller coaster ride for both franchises and most of it decidedly downhill in the current seasons. But it’s hard to tell what comes at the end of such journeys. Maybe the ups and downs of both teams are more noticeable because of the upward trajectory of Tigers football.
2. Last Word: Corporate Moves, Hardaway on Strickland and Corker Is Out Again
- Wednesday, February 28, 2018
It’s that time when corporate leaders go to their conference rooms – the ones with the Simon-looking conference call orb, with the colored lights taken out, in the center of the table. The attorneys sit next to the CEO to make sure he or she reads the prepared remarks carefully vetted by them and grow concerned as the time for questions nears. The figurative waters of the safe harbor are placid with all statements and forecasts of possible future action having their news hooks filed off by the legalese disclaimer.
3. Progress Since Sanitation Strike Questioned 50 Years Later
- Tuesday, February 27, 2018
There was no “reverse march” this past weekend. But there are signs on the Main Street Mall that trace the route of striking sanitation workers from Clayborn Temple to City Hall 50 years ago.
4. Rye Calls City To Task For Lack Of Progress 50 Years After MLK
- Saturday, February 24, 2018
The keynote speaker at the city’s commemoration Saturday, Feb. 24, of the 1968 sanitation workers strike took the administration of Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland to task for its treatment of today’s protesters.
5. US, Israel to Exit UN Agency Over Alleged Anti-Israel Bias
- Friday, October 13, 2017
PARIS (AP) – The United States announced Thursday it is pulling out of the U.N.'s educational, scientific and cultural agency because of what Washington sees as its anti-Israel bias and a need for "fundamental reform" in the agency.
6. Are ‘Snaplications’ The Next Trend In Recruiting?
- Wednesday, July 26, 2017
When most job seekers think of using social media to apply for a new job, they think of networking website LinkedIn. But McDonald’s pushed the boundaries of recruiting by partnering with Snapchat to hire new employees this summer. Previously rolled out in Australia earlier this year, they’re calling the recruiting effort “Snaplications.”
7. White House Communications Director Resigns Amid Tensions
- Wednesday, May 31, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – A top White House communications staffer has resigned as President Donald Trump considers a major staff overhaul amid intensifying inquiries into his campaign's dealings with Russia.
8. Last Word: Railgarten Redux, Raleigh Springs Mall and Forrest Author Speaks
- Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Railgarten II, Son of Railgarten, Railgarten, Beyond the Board of Adjustment, Railgarten, Enter The City Council … Take your pick of sequel titles. Railgarten goes back to the City Council Tuesday for at least a committee discussion in which the council considers whether it should take back the special use permit it granted the bar-restaurant. This is a follow up to the Board of Adjustment decision last month to delay any action on approving the other annexes of the business for 30 days.
9. Inside Washington: Plane Fire Safety Rules Stall Under Trump
- Tuesday, March 14, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – A year ago, the U.S. government was campaigning for an international ban on shipments of rechargeable batteries on passenger planes because the batteries can self-ignite, creating intense fires capable of destroying an airliner.
10. Final Goodbye: Roll Call of Some of Those Who Died in 2016
- Monday, January 2, 2017
Death claimed transcendent political figures in 2016, including Cuba's revolutionary leader and Thailand's longtime king, but also took away royals of a different sort: kings of pop music, from Prince and David Bowie to George Michael.
11. MSCAA Reorganizes, Makes Staff Promotion
- Saturday, June 4, 2016
The Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority has promoted Angela Washington to director of Properties.
12. MSCAA Reorganizes, Makes Staff Promotion
- Wednesday, June 1, 2016
The Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority has promoted Angela Washington to director of properties.
13. 1 in 4 US Renters Must Use Half Their Pay for Housing Costs
- Monday, May 4, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) – More than one in four U.S. renters have to use at least half their family income to pay for housing and utilities.
That's the finding of an analysis of Census data by Enterprise Community Partners, a nonprofit that helps finance affordable housing. The number of such households has jumped 26 percent to 11.25 million since 2007.
14. Knoxville Area a Magnet for Retirees
- Saturday, December 20, 2014
Retired air traffic controller Sterling King moved to Knoxville when his brother needed him. Five years later, he has fallen in love with the area and everything it has to offer.
Moderate weather, without the bone-chilling Northern winters or the searing heat of Florida summers, is a big draw, along with its location in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, says King, 58, who migrated from Dayton, Ohio, to Raleigh, North Carolina, and then to Knoxville.
15. Standing Out in The Crowd
- Friday, August 29, 2014
Last weekend, I had the pleasure of participating in a panel as part of the Memphis Urban League Young Professional’s 2014 Empowerment Conference. We spoke on the topic of “Stand Out in the Crowd.”
16. Obama Tightens Reins on Surveillance Programs
- Monday, January 20, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – Tightening the reins on the nation's sweeping surveillance operations, President Barack Obama on Friday ordered new limits on the way intelligence officials access phone records from hundreds of millions of Americans – and moved toward eventually stripping the massive data collection from the government's hands.
17. If Government Backs In-Flight Calls, Will the Airlines?
- Tuesday, November 26, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – The Federal Communications Commission might be ready to permit cellphone calls in flight. But what about the airlines?
Old concerns about electronics being a danger to airplane navigation have been debunked. And airlines could make some extra cash charging passengers to call a loved one from 35,000 feet. But that extra money might not be worth the backlash from fliers who view overly chatty neighbors as another inconvenience to go along with smaller seats and stuffed overhead bins.
18. Europe Mulls Sanctions Against US Over Spying
- Tuesday, October 29, 2013
BERLIN (AP) – The United States could lose access to an important law enforcement tool used to track terrorist money flows, German officials said Monday, as Europe weighs a response to allegations that the Americans spied on their closest European allies.
19. Energy, Diversity Highlight Memphis NewME PopUp
- Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Brit Fitzpatrick stood in front of a small crowd of aspiring entrepreneurs as she rapidly clicked through slides that outlined the business model for Mentor Me, a technology program that helps match mentees with mentors.
20. NewME Accelerator Event Coming to Town
- Tuesday, June 18, 2013
In the last 16 years, the number of firms owned by minorities and women has grown, but they still lag behind all firms in terms of revenue and employment, according to a report commissioned by American Express OPEN.
21. Airports and Stock Exchange Reopen After Superstorm Sandy
- Thursday, November 1, 2012
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.
22. Top EPA Official Resigns Over 'Crucify' Comment
- Tuesday, May 1, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration's top environmental official in the oil-rich South and Southwest region has resigned after Republicans targeted him over remarks made two years ago when he used the word "crucify" to describe how he would go after companies violating environmental laws.
23. Geithner: European Crisis Could Hurt US Economy
- Friday, October 7, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration is urging European leaders to deal more forcefully with a debt crisis that could significantly damage the U.S. and global economy.
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told a congressional panel Thursday that the debt crisis has already slowed growth significantly in Europe and around the world. European leaders must move quickly to contain it.
24. Need Not Apply
- Monday, August 22, 2011
If America’s busted housing market is the ghost of recession past, then teenagers flipping burgers, selling clothes at the local mall or filling internships are in danger of becoming the ghosts of that downturn’s future.
25. Tennesseans Like Sales Tax Holiday Yet Use it Less
- Friday, August 5, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennesseans taking advantage of the state's sixth annual sales tax holiday this weekend say it provides needed relief in a tough economy, but state figures show that shoppers aren't using it as much as they first did.
26. Tual’s Practice Stretches From Icons to Families
- Thursday, August 4, 2011
Except for his seven years in school, Blanchard Tual, partner with Tual Graves PLLC, has been in Memphis all his life. So it’s no surprise that he’s represented Memphis icons. He served as Lisa Marie Presley’s guardian ad litem and represented Isaac Hayes posthumously. And it is fitting that he should serve on the boards of prominent Memphis organizations such as the Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association, Porter-Leath and the Levitt Shell, as well as serving in the past on the board of the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art.
27. Anti-Incumbency Takes Down Another Congressman
- Thursday, June 3, 2010
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The political shooting-star otherwise known as anti-incumbency fell on Alabama, taking down a first-term congressman who switched from Democrat to Republican just last December.
28. Chambliss Tells Life Story In New Memoir
- Thursday, May 13, 2010
Growing up, books were a mainstay in Prince Chambliss Jr.’s household, and he always dreamed of writing one.
So it is no surprise now that he is a published author, he credits his parents, grandparents and other family members and friends for helping him succeed.
29. Regulator Faults Wall Street Banks on Derivatives
- Friday, March 12, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - Wall Street banks are seeking exemptions to proposed new financial derivatives rules that could shield more than half the trades that should be subject to disclosure, a federal regulator said Thursday.
30. Bernanke: Start Work Now to Curb Budget Deficit
- Thursday, June 4, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is urging Congress and the Obama administration to start plotting a strategy to curb record-high U.S. budget deficits. Failing to do so could eventually erode investor confidence and endanger the economy's prospects for long-term health, he said.
31. Smith & Nephew Settles Race Bias Suit
- Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Smith & Nephew Inc. has agreed to pay up to $3.5 million plus legal costs to settle a lawsuit filed in 2006 over allegations of racial discrimination in hiring, paying and promoting at its Memphis operation.
32. Economic Woes Test Historically Black Colleges
- Tuesday, February 17, 2009
ATLANTA (AP) - Historically black colleges and universities, which for decades have been educating students who can't afford to go – or can't imagine going – elsewhere, have been particularly challenged by the nation's economic meltdown.
33. AP-Yahoo News Poll: 9 in 10 Hit Hard by Gas Prices
- Tuesday, July 1, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) – Like a plague that does not discriminate by economic class, race or age, soaring fuel prices are inflicting pain throughout the U.S. Nine in 10 are expecting the ballooning costs to squeeze them financially over the next half-year, according to an Associated Press-Yahoo News poll released Monday.
34. Phillips to Become President of Optometry School
- Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Dr. Richard W. Phillips has been named president-elect of Southern College of Optometry in Memphis. Phillips is a 1978 graduate of the college and the former regional executive director for Tennessee operations for TLC - Laser Eye Centers. He will be only the sixth person to hold the office in the college's 75-year history. Phillips will assume the presidency May 17. He is replacing William E. Cochran, who is retiring.
35. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, December 1, 1999
Memphis Memos Memphis Memos Thompson & Co., a Memphis advertising firm, garnered three out of five judges awards for excellence in design and concept during the 1999 design conference sponsored by the Memphis Advertising Federation. Thompson &am...