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1. Walmart's Bruising Battle With Amazon Saps Its Q4 Results -

NEW YORK (AP) – Walmart is getting bruised in its battle with online leader Amazon.

The world's largest retailer on Tuesday reported a smaller-than-expected fourth-quarter profit as it wrestled with slower e-commerce sales during the busiest time of the year. The results underscore the company's challenges in a fiercely competitive retail landscape.

2. Digest -

Memphis Toys R Us

To Remain Open

A representative with Toys R Us has confirmed to The Daily News that the retailer’s Memphis location, at 7676 Polo Ground Blvd., won’t close after all.

3. Trader Joe’s, H&M, Mempops Announce New Locations -

2130 Exeter Road, Germantown, TN 38138: It looks like the Memphis area is finally getting a Trader Joe's. A $750,000 building permit application that lists Trader Joe’s as a tenant has been filed with the Office of Construction Code Enforcement.

4. After Disaster of 2017, New Year Looking Good for Vols -

Vol Nation should celebrate. It’s a new year. It’s got to be better than 2017. Tennessee athletics had a bad year, one of the worst ever. It was rough for fans, alumni and boosters.

5. Tigers Drop Second Straight Conference Road Game -

The University of Memphis has opened American Athletic Conference play with consecutive defeats after losing 65-56 at UCF on Wednesday, Jan. 3.

Memphis (9-6, 0-2) has now lost three straight games overall, dating back to a home loss to LSU.

6. Final Goodbye: Roll Call of Some Who Died in 2017 -

They made music that inspired legions of fans. Rock 'n' roll founding fathers Chuck Berry and Fats Domino, rockers Tom Petty and Gregg Allman, grunge icon Chris Cornell, country superstar Glen Campbell and jazz great Al Jarreau were among the notable figures who died in 2017, leaving a void in virtually every genre of music.

7. Charity Donations Likely to Drop Next Year Due to Tax Law -

WASHINGTON (AP) – In this season of giving, charity seems to be getting an extra jolt because next year the popular tax deduction for donations will lose a lot of its punch.

Traditionally generous Americans may have less incentive to give to charitable causes next year because of the newly minted tax law. The changes that will make it less advantageous for many people to donate to charity in 2018 may be sparking a year-end stream of fattened contributions in anticipation, charity executives and experts say.

8. March 31- April 6, 2017: This week in Memphis history -

2016: A metal barrier goes up on the Overton Park Greensward, replacing orange cones used by the Memphis Zoo to mark its overflow parking area. Protesters opposed to the continued overflow parking quickly attach a homemade sign to the barrier reading “Iron Curtain” as Memphis Police keep watch over a busy day in the park for the zoo as well as on the greensward, where a reading flash mob and several rugby games are taking place.

9. Strickland Calls For Review of City Hall Escort List -

Memphis Police Director Michael Rallings is reviewing a list of 81 citizens who cannot come to City Hall without a police escort to wherever they are going in the building after Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland requested the review Saturday, Feb. 18.

10. Strickland Calls For Review of City Hall Escort List -

Memphis Police Director Michael Rallings is reviewing a list of 81 citizens who cannot come to City Hall without a police escort to wherever they are going in the building after Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland requested the review Saturday, Feb. 18.

11. Strickland Calls For Review of City Hall Escort List -

Memphis Police Director Michael Rallings is reviewing a list of 81 citizens who cannot come to City Hall without a police escort to wherever they are going in the building after Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland requested the review Saturday, Feb. 18.

12. Snapshot: Serving Up the Memphis Open -

South Africa’s Kevin Anderson competes in a singles match against Damir Dzumhur representing Bosnia and Herzegovina Monday at the Memphis Open. The tournament field is wide open this year as Kei Nishikori is not defending his title. The top U.S. contender is John Isner, who was ranked 19th in the world in the Emirates ATP rankings as of Jan. 2. Isner was a 2010 Memphis Open finalist. Also in the field is American Taylor Fritz, No. 76 in the world and last year’s runner-up.

13. Malone Takes Reins, Plans Changes At Memphis Branch NAACP -

The Memphis branch of the NAACP has one full-time employee and is looking for a new executive director in what amounts to a major overhaul of the chapter as it marks its centennial year.

The new president of the Memphis branch of the nation’s oldest civil rights organization told a group of 50 members Sunday, Jan. 22, that she is moving to rebuild and rebrand the chapter.

14. Snapshot: A Little Sugar for Bunny -

Seven-year-old Caroline Taylor kisses the nose of one of the giant bunnies on display at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art as part of the “Intrude” installation by artist Amanda Parer. The exhibition is on display through Sunday, Jan. 29.

15. Tigers Model Their Resolve in 70-65 Victory Over UCF -

The game started with the Tigers’ opponent hitting two contested 3-pointers, the Tigers taking and missing a couple of ill-advised jump shots, and UCF running out on two fastbreaks.

Just like that, only two minutes and two seconds into the proceedings, the University of Memphis was losing 10-0. It happened so fast the crowd at FedExForum didn’t even have time for much of a reaction.

16. Americans Have Good Shot to Ace Memphis Open -

This year’s Memphis Open field includes three Americans ranked in the top 35, two former past champions, and the certainty that Japan’s Kei Nishikori will not win a fifth straight title.

17. Backtracking After Trump Tweet, GOP Won't Gut Ethics Office -

WASHINGTON (AP) – House Republicans abruptly reversed themselves Tuesday under pressure from President-elect Donald Trump and dropped plans to gut an independent congressional ethics board.

18. Final Goodbye: Roll Call of Some of Those Who Died in 2016 -

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.

19. Tigers Football Signs JUCO Players -

Junior college defensive backs Marcus Green (Cedar Hill, Texas/Cedar Hill HS) and Tito Windham (Gulfport, Mississippi/Harrison Central) have signed national letters of intent with the University of Memphis, coach Mike Norvell has announced. Also, Sanchez Blake and Coye Fairman have joined the Memphis program as mid-year enrollees.

20. UTHSC Names Storgion Chair Of Physician Assistant Studies -

Dr. Stephanie Storgion has been named chair of the department of physician assistant studies at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Storgion’s appointment comes as the department moves to the College of Medicine from the College of Health Professions, where it started two years ago. 

21. Harvey Joins Family Safety Center -

Mia Harvey has joined the Family Safety Center as community outreach specialist, a newly created position. In that role, she recruits and trains volunteers, and organizes outreach and other special events that create greater visibility for the center. She also develops presentations on domestic violence, showcasing the many Family Safety Center programs that serve victims and their families.

22. Outside the Box -

Southwest Tennessee Community College is opening its new Whitehaven Center on Tuesday, Jan. 19. The building, which accommodates nearly 2,000 students at 1234 Finley Road off Elvis Presley Boulevard, is seeing new life following its run as a Kroger store that closed in 2011.

23. Tigers’ Fallin Selected for East-West Shrine Game -

Senior University of Memphis offensive lineman Taylor Fallin has accepted an invitation to play in the 91st East-West Shrine Game at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Jan. 23.

Fallin, who was named an American Athletic Conference first team honoree, has started 34 games, including 32 over the past three seasons, in his Tiger career. He has played 2,509 career offensive snaps, including 735 plays in 2015. This year, he was part of an offense that set a school record with 6,125 total yards of offense. Memphis ranks 12th nationally in total offense, averaging 510 yards per game. The Tigers’ 42.7 points per game ranks seventh in the NCAA.

24. Tigers’ Fallin Selected for East-West Shrine Game -

Senior University of Memphis offensive lineman Taylor Fallin has accepted an invitation to play in the 91st East-West Shrine Game at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Jan. 23.

Fallin, who was named an American Athletic Conference first team honoree, has started 34 games, including 32 over the past three seasons, in his Tiger career. He has played 2,509 career offensive snaps, including 735 plays in 2015. This year, he was part of an offense that set a school record with 6,125 total yards of offense. Memphis ranks 12th nationally in total offense, averaging 510 yards per game. The Tigers’ 42.7 points per game ranks seventh in the NCAA.

25. Lady Vols Softball Squad Itching to Halt Rare 3-Game Losing Skid -

Snow and ice covered the field at Tennessee’s Lee Softball Stadium, gripping it in the silence of winter.

Inside the clubhouse, UT’s players were coming and going after indoor workouts and meetings with coaches.

26. Women and Philanthropy -

“Women rock!” “Women rule!” “If you want something done, ask a woman.” “Women hold up half the sky.” It’s women’s history month and time to highlight women’s roles as philanthropists and fundraisers.

27. Nashville’s Most Romantic Restaurants -

Romance means something different for everyone, but most people can agree that if there is low lighting, soft music, a charming companion and something delicious to eat, you’ve already got the makings of one outstanding evening.

28. Vols’ Jones Continues to Impress With Recruiting Skills -

KNOXVILLE – National signing day is in the books, and Tennessee football coach Butch Jones and his staff can relax and savor another top-tier recruiting class.

Oops. Wait a minute. No time off for Jones and his assistants when it comes to recruiting. They’re already busy putting together the 2016 class, and looking at recruits for future classes.

29. Wharton Administration No Show At Fairgrounds Forum -

No one from the administration of Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. showed up Wednesday, Jan. 28, for a public forum on Wharton’s still-developing plan for the redevelopment of the Mid-South Fairgrounds.

30. Vols Take Plenty of Momentum Into Offseason -

KNOXVILLE – There’s nothing like going into the offseason on a high note. The Vols will be riding the momentum from the resounding 45-28 victory against Iowa in the Jan. 2 TaxSlayer Bowl through the end of recruiting season, winter workouts, spring practices and into the summer months.

31. Tanger Outlets Confirms Southaven Involvement -

Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc. has confirmed what The Daily News first reported in December: It will play a key role in the development of a massive outlet mall in Southaven.

32. Pouring It On -

The Cash Saver store on Madison Avenue in Midtown had begun to show its age, its weather-beaten exterior presenting a less-than-inviting entrance and its dated and worn interior lacking the displays and amenities found in most modern grocery stores.

33. Events -

The Tennessee Beta Unit of Parliamentarians will meet Monday, Jan. 27, at 5:45 p.m. at the Poplar-White Station branch library, 5094 Poplar Ave. The meeting is open to anyone interested in parliamentary law and “Robert’s Rules of Order.” Call 324-5184.

34. Events -

Literacy is Key: A Book and Author Affair, sponsored by the Memphis Alumnae Association of Kappa Kappa Gamma, will be held Thursday, Jan. 30, at 11 a.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. The program will feature W. Bruce Cameron, Joshilyn Jackson and Molly Crosby. Tickets start at $45; proceeds benefit First Book Mid-South. Visit memphiskkg.org.

35. Events -

Playhouse on the Square will present “Monty Python’s Spamalot” Friday, Jan. 24, through Feb. 16 at Playhouse, 66 S. Cooper St. Buy tickets at playhouseonthesquare.org.

36. Newest County Commissioner Takes Seat -

The newest Shelby County Commissioner is not a newcomer to politics.

But there will be something of a learning curve for former Germantown Alderman Mark Billingsley because of the uniqueness of each local legislative body from boards of aldermen to councils to school boards. The uniqueness isn’t in the structures of those bodies as much as it is in the personalities that come together on them.

37. Collierville Fred’s Sells for $1.5 Million -

450 U.S. 72
Collierville, TN 38017
Sale Amount: $1.5 million

Sale Date: Dec. 20, 2013
Buyer: Collierville Realty Holdings LLC
Seller: Washington Square Properties (a Tennessee general partnership composed of Thomas W. Taylor, trustee of the Thomas W. Taylor Revocable Living Trust dated April 27, 2000, and Thomas W. Hart)
Loan Amount: $793,000
Loan Date: Dec. 20, 2013
Maturity Date: Dec. 20, 2016
Lender: First Capital Bank
Details: The 19,152-square-foot fred’s retail store at 450 U.S. 72 in Collierville has sold for $1.5 million.

38. 15 Vie for County Commission Seat -

Shelby County Commissioners will interview a group of 15 citizens Wednesday, Jan. 8, who want to become the newest member of the elected body.

The committee session interviews come before the full commission is to vote Monday, Jan. 13, on a replacement for Commissioner Wyatt Bunker.

39. Bipartisan Budget Agreement Nears Final Passage -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate lined up Wednesday to give final congressional approval to legislation scaling back across-the-board cuts on programs ranging from the Pentagon to the national park system, adding a late dusting of bipartisanship to a year more likely to be remembered for a partial government shutdown and near-perpetual gridlock.

40. University of Memphis Players Garner Conference Honors -

University of Memphis senior punter Tom Hornsey won the 2013 Ray Guy Award Thursday, Dec. 12, during The Home Depot College Football Awards presented by ESPN.

Hornsey also was named a member of the Walter Camp All-America second team. Hornsey is just the second Tiger to be a Walter Camp All-American. Running back DeAngelo Williams made the team in 2005. Hornsey also was named to USA Today All-America first team.

41. Events -

Germantown Performing Arts Center will host a visual arts exhibition by Ron Olson and Saj Crone Tuesday, Dec. 3, to Jan. 3 in the GPAC lobby, 1801 Exeter Road. Cost is free. Visit gpacweb.com.

42. Suburban Prospects -

Walker Taylor’s business philosophy is a simple one, and it’s helping keep his Germantown-based restaurant a must-visit for diners from around the world.

43. Mobile Health Clinic Hits Streets to Help Homeless -

Baptist Memorial Health Care and Christ Community Health Services rolled out a new state-of-the-art mobile health clinic earlier this month, and the larger, modernized vehicle will give Baptist Operation Outreach the ability to treat more of the area’s homeless population in need of medical care.

44. Events -

Ballet Memphis will present “River Project 2,” the world premiere of three works inspired by the Mississippi River, from Saturday, Oct. 19, to Oct. 27 at Playhouse on the Square, 66 S. Cooper St. Buy tickets at balletmemphis.org.

45. A Deal: Voting to Avoid Default, Open Government -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Up against one last deadline, Congress raced to pass legislation Wednesday avoiding a threatened national default and ending a 16-day partial government shutdown along the strict terms set by President Barack Obama when the twin crises began.

46. Obama Says Talks OK – After Default Threat Averted -

WASHINGTON (AP) – After weeks of gridlock, House Republicans floated broad hints Tuesday they might be willing to pass short-term legislation re-opening the government and averting a default in exchange for immediate talks with the Obama administration on reducing deficits and changing the three-year-old health care law.

47. Hudson's Bay Buying Saks for About $2.4 Billion -

NEW YORK (AP) – Don't let the global economy fool you: Luxury is hardly dead.

Saks Inc. agreed to sell itself to Hudson's Bay Co., the Canadian parent of upscale retailer Lord & Taylor, for about $2.4 billion in a deal that will bring luxury to more North American locales.

48. Reappraisal to Impact Office Market -

For the first time in history, the property value of the once-every-four-year reappraisal is going down, and it has some commercial real estate property owners concerned.

Although how much the value decreases won’t be official until April 20, the first formal notices of 2013 Shelby County property values for taxation purposes were mailed at the beginning of this month to owners of commercial and industrial cost properties.

49. ‘All is Not Lost’ -

Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. has been nationally recognized for its work providing health care services for the homeless population of the Mid-South, helping people like Grace Hilton-Young transform their lives.

50. Funeral Home Files Loan on Property -

The owner of the Munford Funeral Home: Millington Chapel at 7450 Raleigh Millington Road in Millington has filed a $3.5 million loan on the property.

51. Loeb: City Should Increase Investment in Urban Core -

The relevance of Overton Square is that it’s one of many initiatives the city has in place to make Memphis a better place and a city of choice for the millennial generation.

Seventy-seven percent of those born from the early 1980s to the early 2000s want to live in the urban core and to drive less.

52. Events -

The Blues Foundation will host the 29th annual International Blues Challenge Tuesday, Jan. 29, through Saturday, Feb. 2, in Beale Street venues and other Downtown locations. Visit blues.org for a schedule and tickets.

53. Events -

Luna Nova presents the Robert Patterson Memorial Concert Monday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. in the Hardie Auditorium of Palmer Hall at Rhodes College, 2000 North Parkway. The program includes a new work titled “Mountain Paths” as well as works by several well-known composers. Cost is free. Visit rhodes.edu/music for details.

54. Events -

The Blues Foundation will host the 29th annual International Blues Challenge Tuesday, Jan. 29, through Saturday, Feb. 2, in Beale Street venues and other Downtown locations. Visit blues.org for a full schedule and tickets.

55. Events -

The Daily News and Chandler Reports will be closed Monday, Jan. 21, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Offices will reopen Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 8:30 a.m.

56. Events -

Playhouse on the Square will present “Sunset Boulevard” Friday, Jan. 25, through Feb. 17 at Playhouse, 66 S. Cooper St. Visit playhouseonthesquare.org for times and tickets.

57. Events -

The University of Memphis School of Public Health will host Dr. John Dreyzehner, Tennessee Commissioner of Health, for “Public Health is Everybody’s Business” Tuesday, Jan. 15, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the FedEx Institute of Technology fishbowl room 203, 365 Innovation Drive. Visit memphis.edu/sph for details.

58. Events -

The Memphis Chapter International Association of Administrative Professionals will meet Monday, Jan. 14, at 6 p.m. at Memphis Marriott East, 5795 Poplar Ave. Pamela D. Pitts, financial adviser with Waddell & Reed Inc., will discuss financial planning and investments. Cost is $22. R.S.V.P. to Sharon Gardner at sharon.gardner@asentinel.com or 752-6213.

59. Fiscal Cliff Efforts Ongoing, Boehner Offers Plan -

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner pushed ahead on negotiating a broad deal to avert the "fiscal cliff," even as the GOP leader readied a backup plan Tuesday to pressure the White House with little time left to avoid a double hit on the economy.

60. Events -

Memphis Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, Oct. 23, at noon at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Bill Seely of Varsity Brands will discuss cheering as an NCAA sport. Cost is $18. R.S.V.P. to Taylor Hughes at taylor@memphisrotary.org.

61. 10 New Defendants Part of Test Scandal Indictment -

A new federal indictment in a growing teacher testing scandal alleges teachers and those who wanted to be teachers were paying thousands of dollars to an organization led by former Memphis City Schools assistant principal Clarence Mumford.

62. County Commission Starts Over On Redistricting, Resolves Some Turmoil -

A seven-vote majority for leaving the Shelby County Commission at five districts collapsed dramatically Monday, Jan. 23. And at the same commission meeting a resolution to change the ground rules to permit a majority vote to remove the chairman was withdrawn. Meanwhile, a censure resolution against two commissioners also fizzled as larger differences among commissioners continued to emerge.

63. Commission Takes Up Redistricting and Ouster Rule Change -

Shelby County Commission members pick up Monday, Jan. 23, where they left off last Wednesday – in turmoil and possibly headed for a political realignment of the partisan body along something other than party lines.

64. CMOM to Hold Annual Fundraiser -

The Children’s Museum of Memphis will hold its annual fundraiser, Cirque du CMOM, Feb. 4 from 7 p.m. to midnight at the museum, 2525 Central Ave.

65. Commission Strife Deepens with Censure, Ouster Moves -

A deadlock among Shelby County Commission members on a redistricting plan moved into uncharted and roiling political waters Wednesday, Jan. 18, with a censure resolution and a possible move to oust Sidney Chism as chairman of the body.

66. Commission Strife Deepens with Censure, Ouster Moves -

A deadlock among Shelby County Commission members on a redistricting plan moved into uncharted and roiling political waters Wednesday, Jan. 18, with a censure resolution and a possible move to oust Sidney Chism as chairman of the body.

67. Orpheum Holds Ticket Giveaway -

The Orpheum Theatre will host a giveaway for tickets to the Tony Award-winning production of “Million Dollar Quartet” in February at the theater, 203 S. Main St.

68. Organizations Team Up to Provide Kids Shoes -

Samaritan’s Feet, Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club and the Memphis Grizzlies will team up Friday, Jan. 13, to provide new shoes and socks to 200 Memphis children.

The gifts will benefit children who participate in organizations that include Girls Inc., Catholic Charities of West Tennessee, Building Blocks Mentoring Program and Refugee Empowerment Program.

69. MSO Associate Conductor Heading to Seattle Symphony -

Stilian Kirov, associate conductor for the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and music director of the Memphis Youth Symphony Program, has been appointed assistant conductor for the Seattle Symphony.

Kirov will begin his new assignment in September under Seattle Symphony music director Ludovic Morlot. He will finish out obligations with the MSO in the meantime.

70. Commission Stuck in Neutral on Redistricting -

There isn’t a lot of optimism that a fresh start on redistricting by the Shelby County Commission will give any plan the nine votes needed to win final approval or produce a new plan.

But the way forward with the old set of plans was an ordinance that had been amended so many times, there were some healthy differences of opinion about exactly what the commission was deadlocked over.

71. County Commission to Start Over on Redistricting Talks -

Shelby County commissioners will try to start their stalled redistricting process from square one next week with a special meeting.

Commissioners agreed Monday, Jan. 9, to start the three-reading process of the redistricting ordinance from the beginning.

72. Lifeblood Offers Tickets to Civil Rights Museum -

Lifeblood is partnering with the National Civil Rights Museum to offer donors free admission to the museum in honor of the life of Martin Luther King Jr.

73. Events -

The National Association of Women Business Owners will meet Tuesday, Jan. 10, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at The Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave. The discussion will focus on topics of the audience’s choice. For more information or to register, call Nita Black at 413-1315.

74. Noam Chomsky to Speak About Occupy Wall Street -

Rhodes College will debut its new lecture series Communities in Conversation with a discussion with linguist, political activist and writer Noam Chomsky Jan. 13 at 5 p.m. in the McCallum Ballroom, Bryan Campus Life Center, on the Rhodes campus.

75. County Redistricting Goes to Court -

Three Shelby County commissioners – one Democrat and two Republicans – filed suit against the full commission Tuesday, Jan. 3, over the body's stalled deliberations on a redistricting plan.

76. Energy Star Rebates Still Available in Tennessee -

Tennessee Energy Efficiency Appliance rebates are still available for qualifying Energy Star room air conditioners, central air conditioners, air source heat pumps and gas furnaces.

Appliances purchased since April 22, 2010, are eligible for a rebate debit card on a first-come, first-served basis.

77. WKNO Will Broadcast NYE on Beale Street -

WKNO/Channel 10 will air “LIVE! Beale Street on New Year’s Eve” from Dec. 31 at 11 p.m. to Jan. 1 at 12:30 a.m. It will be shown on public television stations in Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas and other stations throughout the country.

78. Sylvan Relocates Learning Center -

Sylvan Learning is relocating its Memphis center to 1605 N. Germantown Parkway in the Commons at Dexter Lake.

79. 2 Centuries After New Madrid Quakes, What's Next? -

MEMPHIS (AP) – The United States was still a young nation when three major earthquakes rocked the central Mississippi River valley in the winter of 1811-1812.

Chimneys fell, the earth heaved and church bells rang hundreds of miles away, set off by the powerful vibrations from what is now called the New Madrid Seismic Zone. As farmland rolled and shuddered, the shock waves spread as far as New York and the Carolinas.

80. 'Drinking Made Easy' to Air Memphis Episode in Jan. -

The TV show “Drinking Made Easy” recently visited Memphis to film and will air an episode on the city in January.

Hosted by Zane Lamprey and Steve McKenna, the show visits cities and experiences the local drinking culture. While in Memphis, Lamprey and McKenna visited The Peabody hotel, Blues City Café, Silky O’Sullivan’s and Silly Goose Lounge. They also spoke with Boscos Squared brewmaster Chuck Skypeck.

81. Optimism Growing on Deal to Avoid Federal Shutdown -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The endgame at hand, Democratic and Republican congressional leaders expressed optimism Thursday at prospects for swift compromise to extend Social Security tax cuts, keep long-term jobless benefits flowing and avoid a partial government shutdown at midnight Friday.

82. No Deal: NBA Cancels First Two Weeks of Season -

NEW YORK (AP) – Two weeks of NBA games are lost. Many more could be in jeopardy.

There's a "gulf" that separates owners and players, and they will have to close it quickly to avoid further damage to the schedule.

83. Bioworks Foundation to Build Specialized Lab on S. Dudley -

45 S. Dudley St.
Memphis, TN 38103
Permit Amount: $15.2 million

Project Cost: $15.2 million

84. GPAC Announces 2011-2012 Season -

The Germantown Performing Arts Centre has announced its 2011-2012 season.

The season will kick off Sept. 17 with nine-time Tony Award winner Tommy Tune performing his new show “Steps in Time,” backed by the Manhattan Rhythm Kings.

85. Hollywood Casino Raises Money for St. Jude -

Hollywood Casino has presented a $64,254 check to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The check was the result of Hollywood Casino/St. Jude Red Carpet Bash’s annual event held Jan. 22 at the casino.

86. Airport Officials Keep Eye on FAA Reauthorization -

Memphis International Airport officials are keeping a wary eye on Washington as Congress considers renewing the authorization of the Federal Aviation Administration and possibly cutting or keeping flat Airport Improvement Project revenue.

87. Women's Foundation Seeks Legends Nominations -

The Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis is seeking nominations for the 2011 Legends Award to celebrate women and their contributions to the Memphis community.

Nominations are encouraged for trend-setting women whose visionary and innovative work is paramount in their areas of outreach.

88. Playhouse Celebrates Anniversary of New Theater -

Playhouse on the Square will celebrate the one-year anniversary of the opening of its new theater Jan. 25 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the new facility, 66 S. Cooper St.

89. 112th Congress Convenes; Boehner Elected Speaker -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly elected speaker John Boehner hailed the Republican Party's return to control of the House Wednesday, vowing a more open legislative process but acknowledging that "a great deal of scar tissue has built up on both sides of the aisle."

90. Ceremony Will Commence Memphis-Mexico Flight -

Delta Air Lines Inc. and the Greater Memphis Chamber will hold an inaugural Mexico City flight ceremony Saturday at Memphis International Airport.

91. IRIS Orchestra to Hold Fundraiser -

The IRIS Orchestra will hold a fundraiser and silent auction Jan. 21 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Memphis College of Art, Downtown Campus, 477 S. Main St.

92. Councilman Lowery to Host New Year’s Breakfast, Brunch -

City Councilman Myron Lowery will host his 20th Annual New Year’s Day Prayer Breakfast and his 17th Annual Jazz Champagne Brunch Jan. 1 at the Holiday Inn Select Memphis International Airport, 2240 Democrat Road.

93. Soft Surge -

Self-serve frozen yogurt shops have popped up en masse across the Mid-South in recent months, with the latest batch coming online soon.

The newest addition to the market, Gracie Bleu, opened its doors last week.

94. Polley Elected VP of Western Region of TESA -

Gregory Polley, vice president of sales and marketing for Memphis-based Frase Protection, has been elected vice president of the Western Region of the Tennessee Electronic Security Association.

Polley’s term will begin Jan. 1, and his duties will include scheduling and developing content for regional quarterly meetings, participation in board of directors meetings in Nashville and participation in the association’s annual trip to Washington, D.C., to meet with elected officials.

95. Running Pony Productions Receives Emmy Nominations -

Memphis video production company Running Pony Productions has received five nominations for regional Emmy awards.

Nominations were in the Commercial Spot category for television ads for Ashley Furniture Homestore and Scan Interiors; the Commercial Campaign category for a television ad for Southland Park, produced with TMB Marketing; and in the Public Affairs category for two programs: “Cook for Kids: Cooking Green Across America,” produced for the National Food Service Management Institute, and “Smart Medicine,” a monthly health and medical program funded by Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp.

96. Memphis Habitat Participates in Contest -

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis is one of 15 Habitat affiliates in the United States taking part in the American Home Shield Challenge for Change.

The AHS Challenge for Change is an online voting contest that will award $10,000, $15,000 and $25,000 donations to three Habitat affiliates receiving the most online votes.

97. TAC Grant Applications Available Online -

The Tennessee Arts Commission has made available online guidelines and applications for several fiscal year 2012 grant categories.

Grant categories include Arts Access, Arts Education, Arts Project Support, Cultural Education Partnership, Major Cultural Institution and Partnership Support.

98. BlueCross to Offer Program to Medicare Members -

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee will offer the SilverSneakers Fitness Program to 93,000 members of BlueCross Medicare Advantage medical plans and Medicare Supplement Plans throughout the state beginning Jan. 1.

99. Dollar General Reports Sales Increase for Q4 -

Goodlettsville, Tenn.-based Dollar General Corp. has reported a sales increase of 12 percent to $3.19 billion in the 2009 fourth quarter that ended Jan. 29 compared to $2.85 billion in the fourth quarter of 2008.

100. F.F.E.W. to Conduct Girls’ Fashion Program -

The Future’s Fashion Entrepreneurial Women will conduct a 15-week after-school program from Feb. 1 through May 13.

The F.F.E.W. raises girls’ awareness and interest in technology through engaging and creative activities centered on fashion.