Editorial Results (free)
1. Last Word: 2018 Head Start, Tax Reform Bill Votes and Tigers Basketball in Decline
- Friday, November 17, 2017
Can you smell the paper? Friday is the first day that candidates in the 2018 elections can start picking up qualifying petitions for their place on the ballot – in this case the May county primary elections in Shelby County. Here is the scene setter.
2. NARCAN Useful Against Opioid Overdose
- Friday, September 29, 2017
With the number of overdose deaths from opioids such as OxyContin, Vicodin and Percocet at all-time highs, a new nasal spray is now available to counteract overdoses, and it can be acquired at local pharmacies without a prescription.
3. Kustoff: Window for Congressional Tax Reform Narrow
- Thursday, August 3, 2017
When the House and Senate return to Washington from the August recess, the clock will be ticking on a tax-reform proposal that is a Republican priority.
And U.S. Rep. David Kustoff of Germantown says time is of the essence with 53 legislative days left in the year, as midterm election considerations in 2018 will make a tax-cut bill he and other Republicans favor more unlikely.
4. Kustoff Says Russian Influence Not An Issue With Constituents
- Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Republican U.S. Rep. David Kustoff of Germantown says there is a “media bias” against President Donald Trump and that he doesn’t hear a lot from constituents about possible Russian influence on the 2016 presidential election or beyond the election.
5. Last Word: James Cotton, A Quiet Jackson Day in Memphis and 'A Football School'
- Friday, March 17, 2017
When you think of the blues and harmonica – James Cotton probably comes to mind – Sonny Boy Williamson too, who taught Cotton how to play.
6. Last Word: The Governor's Race, Beale Street Complications and Southern Avenue
- Monday, February 27, 2017
A close one for the Tigers Sunday at the Forum but Houston still wins 72-71. One more home game Thursday against Tulane and a road game Saturday against SMU before March Madness begins. As that was happening here, better results in Denver Sunday where the Grizz beat the Nuggets 105-98.
7. 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.
8. Presidential Election Tops Busy Year for Memphis Voters
- Friday, December 30, 2016
2016 was an eventful election year in Shelby County, ending with the most popular voting cycle in Shelby County politics: the U.S. presidential general election in November. Slightly more than 60 percent of the county’s voters cast a ballot either during early voting in October or on the Nov. 8 Election Day.
9. Q&A: A Look at Trump's Call to Cancel New Air Force 1
- Wednesday, December 7, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) – President-elect Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that he would cancel Boeing's contract to build a new fleet of presidential aircraft to replace the aging Reagan-era models that currently shuttle the president around the world. Trump cited "out of control" costs of more than $4 billion in a tweet that ended with "Cancel order!"
10. Schism Among State Republicans Hits Critical Point With Resignation
- Thursday, July 14, 2016
A rift within the Tennessee Republican Party, whether a tempest in a teapot or the early signs of implosion, isn’t likely to hit the big tent party hard at the polls this fall.
But make no mistake, there is some trouble in paradise.
11. Basar Out in 8th District Race, Luttrell Pulls Petition, Cohen Could Have Easy Ride
- Thursday, March 31, 2016
Shelby County Commissioner Steve Basar has called off his plan to run in the crowded Republican primary for the 8th Congressional District, but Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell has pulled his petition to join the same crowded field.
12. Luttrell Declares for Congressional Bid
- Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell announced Monday, Feb. 29, that he will be a candidate in the August Republican primary for the 8th Congressional District.
13. Cutting taxes, school choice, tort reform drive Sen. Kelsey
- Saturday, January 30, 2016
State Sen. Brian Kelsey calls himself “a proud conservative who likes to get results.”
14. Fight Over Net Neutrality Rules Returns to Appeals Court
- Monday, December 7, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) – A key federal appeals court judge who thwarted the last push to make sure consumers get equal access to the Internet appeared open Friday to the government's revised plan.
15. State: 1,263 Tennesseans Died from Opioid Overdoses in 2014
- Tuesday, September 29, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Statistics from the Tennessee Department of Health revealed that 1,263 Tennesseans died in 2014 from opioid overdoses despite measures designed to stop the addiction.
16. IRS Loses Appeal on New Rules for Tax Preparers
- Wednesday, February 12, 2014
McLEAN, Va. (AP) – The IRS on Tuesday lost a federal appeal in a legal battle over its effort to institute competency exams and other new regulations for as many as 700,000 paid tax preparers.
17. Judge Moves Airline Merger Step Closer to Takeoff
- Monday, December 2, 2013
A federal bankruptcy judge has cleared the way for American Airlines and US Airways to complete their merger and create the world's largest airline.
The judge ruled Wednesday that this month's settlement of an antitrust lawsuit filed by the federal government didn't upset American's bankruptcy-reorganization plan, which is built around the merger. He rejected a request by a group of consumers to block the deal temporarily.
18. Judge Approves American Airlines' Bankruptcy Plan
- Friday, September 13, 2013
DALLAS (AP) – A federal judge has approved American Airlines' plan to emerge from bankruptcy protection and merge with US Airways, although the airlines must still resolve a lawsuit filed by the federal government seeking to block the merger.
19. Judge Raises Free Speech Question About SEC Disclosure Rule
- Monday, March 25, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – A federal appeals court judge asked Friday how a new federal rule requiring publicly traded companies to disclose payments of $100,000 or more to foreign governments squares with the First Amendment's free speech protection.
20. Court: Obama Appointments are Unconstitutional
- Monday, January 28, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – In a setback for President Barack Obama, a federal appeals court ruled Friday that he violated the Constitution in making recess appointments last year, a decision that could severely curtail the president's ability to bypass the Senate to fill administration vacancies.
21. Health Warning on New Round of Fungal Infections
- Friday, December 7, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee health officials are once again alerting patients who received tainted steroid shots after finding that some have infections at the injection site that could lead to fungal meningitis.
22. APNewsBreak: Tennessee's Meningitis has Likely Peaked
- Monday, October 22, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee's chief medical officer says the rate of new infections from a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak appears to be declining in the state where it was first discovered.
23. Ciaramitaro Joins Grace-St. Luke’s as School Counselor
- Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Licensed clinical social worker Courtney Ciaramitaro has joined Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal School as school counselor. She will work primarily with middle school students.
24. Commission Approves Pera Group on Forum Lease
- Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Shelby County Commissioners approved Monday, Sept. 24, a change in the lease for FedExForum to the new Grizzlies ownership group headed by Robert J. Pera.
But the 9-4 vote came after commissioners criticized Pera’s representatives for not providing basic financial statements about Pera or his ownership group.
25. Court Leaves Ruling Against Big Tobacco Intact
- Monday, July 30, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – A federal appeals court on Friday left intact a court judgment that ordered tobacco companies to do corrective advertising about the dangers of smoking.
The companies sought to overturn a federal judge's order on grounds that the order had been superceded by a 2009 law that gave the Food and Drug Administration authority over the industry, including power to require graphic cigarette warnings.
26. Holtz Joins Fulmer Cos. Marketing Department
- Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Wendy Holtz has joined Fulmer Cos. as its marketing communications manager.
Hometown: New Braunfels, Texas
Education: B.S. in communications from the University of Texas, Austin; M.B.A. in international business from San Diego State University
27. Delta Announces Big LaGuardia Expansion
- Monday, December 19, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Delta Air Lines Inc. is boosting its flying out of New York's LaGuardia airport, adding routes that target American Airlines and put it in a better position to compete against United.
28. Econ Club Has Speakers On ‘Cutting Edge’
- Wednesday, September 28, 2011
This fall’s slate of speakers coming to the city thanks to the Economic Club of Memphis includes a cyber-security expert, a prominent New York Times business columnist and a former government official who was an early supporter of “Reaganomics.”
29. Candidate Central
- Friday, September 23, 2011
At one point during his quick stop in Memphis this week, former Massachusetts governor and current Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney quoted a few lines from the poet Sam Walter Foss to a cadre of the city’s business elite.
30. Sometimes Survival Feels Like a Rally
- Tuesday, September 20, 2011
What Goes Down Pessimism gets old. After running from shadows for the last few weeks, markets turned last week and faced their fears. The news wasn’t good, but it was good enough to cheer a market suffering from “Armageddon hypochondria.” At this point of pessimism, survival can spark a rally. For a ringside seat to this shadowboxing match, observe the movements in the European Financial ETF.
31. So, What Year Is This?
- Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Back to the Future As investors, we view volatility as a distraction. Successful defensive strategies engage prior to drawdowns, and successful offensive strategies engage into them. Before we can settle on the right strategy, however, we must determine which game we are playing.
32. Obama Reaps Victory as Judges Uphold Health Law
- Thursday, June 30, 2011
CINCINNATI (AP) – In the first ruling by a federal appeals court on President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, a panel in Cincinnati handed the administration a victory Wednesday by agreeing that the government can require a minimum amount of insurance for Americans.
33. Obama Gains Foothold; GOP Autumn Surge Behind Him
- Wednesday, June 1, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Six months after Republicans alarmed Democrats with a midterm election wave, President Barack Obama has shaken off the jitters and found his political footing despite sluggish economic growth and deep public anxiety about the direction of the country.
34. 20 States Ask Judge to Throw Out Obama Health Law
- Friday, December 17, 2010
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) – Attorneys for 20 states fighting the new federal health care law told a judge Thursday it will expand the government's powers in dangerous and unintended ways.
The states want U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson to issue a summary judgment throwing out the health care law without a full trial. They argue it violates people's rights by forcing them to buy health insurance by 2014 or face penalties.
35. Unemployment Eclipses Fiscal Jolt
- Friday, February 19, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – The jobless got a hand. Taxpayers got tax breaks. And a sinking economy stabilized.
But the public’s response to President Barack Obama’s recession-fighting policies has been increasingly dreary. And the reason is simple: six months of unemployment above 9.6 percent.
36. Corker Aide Says Presidential Link Flattering
- Wednesday, January 13, 2010
U.S. Sen. Bob Corker’s top aide said the Tennessee Republican has nothing to do with the Web site www.corkerforpresident.com but he describes it as flattering and isn’t calling for its removal.
37. Federal Deficit Totals $164.4B in November
- Thursday, December 11, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government registered a record budget deficit for the month of November, reflecting the impact of a recession on tax receipts and the mounting costs of the $700 billion financial rescue program.
38. Cigarette Tax Hike Prompts Surveillance On State Borders
- Tuesday, September 25, 2007
NASHVILLE (AP) - This year's tripling of Tennessee's cigarette tax has prompted state revenue officials to conduct surveillance of tobacco retailers just over state lines, suspecting Tennesseans are buying smokes in bulk in neighboring states with cheaper taxes.
39. New '07 MBA Vice President Plans Collaboration with U of M Law School
- Thursday, December 14, 2006
Amy Amundsen has been named the 2007 vice president of the Memphis Bar Association (MBA). Prior to that, she served as treasurer.
Amundsen is a partner at the law firm of Rice Amundsen & Caperton PLLC, and focuses her practice primarily on domestic law. Amundsen recently worked with the SCALES (Supreme Court Advancing Legal Education for Students) Project, which was held in Memphis last month. It allowed several hundred Shelby County high school students to see cases argued before the Tennessee Supreme Court.
40. Wassmer Captures Account Exec Spot at Thompson & Berry
- Wednesday, June 7, 2006
Katie Wassmer has been promoted to account executive at Thompson & Berry Public Relations, a division of Thompson & Co. Wassmer has been with Thompson & Berry for two years. She joined the company as an intern. Wassmer graduated from the University of Memphis in 2004 with a bachelor's degree in journalism/public relations.
41. Archived Article: Flights P2
- Friday, May 10, 2002
Flights increase, but some sites lag Flights increase, but some sites lag As the busy summer travel season approaches, U.S. airlines are adding flights, but the pace of recovery varies widely by airport. Many airlines cut flight schedules by 20 perc...
42. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, March 27, 2002
David Wade, a member of the Martin Tate Morrow & Marston law firm, took office as the 81st president of the Memphis Bar Associ David Wade, a member of the Martin Tate Morrow & Marston law firm, took office as the 81st president of the Memphi...
43. Archived Article: Focus (market)
- Thursday, January 25, 2001
Economic slowdown a reality Does an economic slowdown mean a recession is on the way? By SUE PEASE The Daily News With clouds darkening the sunny skies of a strong economy, many people predict some stormy months on the horizon and the word recession...