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1. Final Goodbye: Roll Call of Some Who Died in 2017
- Monday, January 1, 2018
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.
2. Aquarium Proposal for Mud Island Resurfaces After Pyramid Pitch
- Tuesday, November 7, 2017
The plan for an aquarium at Mud Island River Park is not the first time an aquarium has been proposed on the city’s riverfront.
“It was an interesting beginning. I was disappointed at the time,” said Peter Chermayeff of the original aquarium concept for the Pyramid, which never got as far as renderings or a concept plan.
3. Redbirds Revitalization: Fun at the Old Ballpark and the Winning is Easy
- Thursday, July 27, 2017
Bottom of the seventh inning and another night at AutoZone Park is unfolding the way so many have this season. The Memphis Redbirds have a nice lead. Their starting pitcher has been putting up zeros and the team has been banging out timely hits and playing crisp defense.
4. 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.
5. Jury Finds Led Zeppelin Did Not Steal Riff for 'Stairway'
- Friday, June 24, 2016
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Led Zeppelin did not steal a riff from an obscure 1960s instrumental tune to use for the introduction of its classic rock anthem "Stairway to Heaven," a federal court jury decided Thursday.
6. Five City Council Races Destined for Runoffs
- Friday, October 9, 2015
The identity of the Memphis City Council that will take office in January with six new members was still in flux at the end of a very long and frustrating Oct. 8 election night.
The races for four of those six open seats and the seat now held by an appointee to the council are going to a Nov. 19 runoff election – one week before Thanksgiving.
7. Memphis Mayoral Field Set at 10
- Friday, July 24, 2015
Shelby County Election Commissioners have certified the Memphis election ballot for Oct. 8.
These are the names to appear on that ballot for the 15 elected offices.
The commission met hours after the noon Thursday, July 23, deadline for candidates to withdraw from the ballot if they wished.
8. 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.
9. US Finally Regains the Jobs Lost in the Recession
- Monday, April 7, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. economy has reached a milestone: It has finally regained all the private-sector jobs it lost during the Great Recession.
Yet it took a painfully slow six years, and unemployment remains stubbornly high at 6.7 percent.
10. 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.
11. Consumer Spending Likely to Boost Growth in 2014
- Wednesday, January 22, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – Hopes are rising that consumers will drive stronger growth in 2014 after they stepped up spending at the end of last year in the United States and Europe.
The outlook for spending is brightening even though growth is weakening in some large emerging economies and slowing the sales of consumer product giants such as Unilever and Procter & Gamble.
12. Nelson Takes New Role at Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence
- Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Amanda C. Nelson has joined the Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence as director of consulting, a newly created position. Nelson will oversee, coordinate and promote the alliance’s management consulting services, and manage its three-year capacity-building program, the Program for Nonprofit Excellence.
13. Delta Posts Hugely Profitable 2012
- Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Delta Air Lines Inc. on Tuesday, Jan. 22, reported a profitable quarter despite taking a substantial hit from Superstorm Sandy in October.
14. Delta Looks Ahead to December Refleeting
- Friday, October 26, 2012
Delta Air Lines executives are about to refleet. Leaders of the Atlanta-based airline with a hub in Memphis will roll out details at a December investors day conference in Atlanta.
But during Delta’s third-quarter earnings conference call this week, they talked in broad terms of a domestic fleet restructuring. It involves removing 50-seat aircraft and replacing them with “mainline” aircraft that are 76 seats and larger with the first arrivals in the refleeting next summer.
15. Fuel Hedging Costs Delta $168M in Q2
- Thursday, July 26, 2012
Delta Air Lines Inc. lost $168 million, or 20 cents a share, on its fuel hedge strategy that the company touted when fuel prices were high.
16. Rooftop Revelry
- Tuesday, April 17, 2012
The Peabody hotel is poised to join the Madison Hotel in launching its newest round of rooftop revelry this week, and the mission for this year’s shindigs is the same as always.
Both hotels hope to bring a crowd-pleasing mix of song, dance and drink to the tops of two prime Downtown landmarks.
17. City Elections Withdrawal Deadline Nears
- Thursday, July 28, 2011
Noon Thursday, July 28, is the deadline for candidates who filed for the Oct. 6 Memphis elections to withdraw their names from the ballot if they wish.
And one candidate has already dropped out of a City Council super district race to endorse another candidate.
18. AP-GfK Poll: Worries About Debt Rising Once Again
- Tuesday, July 26, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Just last fall, Americans were feeling better about their personal finances. Now they're starting to worry more about how they'll pay off debts as they feel the nation's economic recovery wobbling.
19. 4 Council Members - All 3 City Court Judges To Run Unopposed In Oct. Elections
- Friday, July 22, 2011
Four incumbent Memphis City Council members and all three incumbent City Court Judges were effectively re-elected at the Thursday, July 21, noon deadline for candidates to file their qualifying petitions for the Oct. 6 Memphis ballot.
20. 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.
21. GOP Carries Countywide Offices
- Friday, August 6, 2010
The only thing Republican candidates in Shelby County were denied in the Aug. 5 elections was a majority on the Shelby County Commission. The local GOP slate swept every countywide partisan race on the ballot with Thursday’s election results.
Voter turnout – early and Election Day – was almost 30 percent of Shelby County’s 600,000 voters. All election returns will be audited and must be certified by the Shelby County Election Commission.
Republican Bill Oldham, the former chief deputy of the Sheriff’s Department under outgoing Sheriff Mark Luttrell, beat Democrat Randy Wade in the race for sheriff.
The unofficial returns with all precincts reporting were:
Oldham: 89,613 (52%)
Wade: 82,981 (48%)
Wade, who was the Democratic nominee for sheriff in 2002, linked his 2010 campaign to the re-election bid of Democratic U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen. Wade, a former sheriff’s deputy, is Cohen’s district director.
Oldham campaigned on continuing the policies of Luttrell. But his campaign faltered when Oldham was forced to resign his job as chief deputy – the No. 2 position in the department – following a complaint to the U.S. Justice Department that his candidacy violated the Federal Hatch Act.
The civil complaint investigated by the Justice Department’s Office of Special Counsel left Oldham with the choice of either quitting the job or quitting the race. To keep both could have jeopardized federal funding the department receives.
The complaint was unique because deputies and high-ranking officers running for sheriff has been a regular feature of the sheriff’s race for decades. It wasn’t until 2002 that those in the department were required to take a leave of absence if they ran.
In other general election races, challenger Ken Hoover lost to Shelby County School Board Chairman David Pickler in the race for the District 5 seat on the seven-member board.
Pickler has been chairman for 11 of the 12 years the school board has been an elected body. Pickler ran on his record as chairman. Hoover also ran on Pickler’s record, saying his leadership style was too autocratic and not transparent enough.
The unofficial results were:
Pickler: 5,123 (51%)
Hoover: 4,956 (49%)
In the two other contested school board races, former Bolton High School principal Snowden “Butch” Carruthers beat Millington parent Charlene White in District 1. And political newcomer David Reaves beat fellow newcomer Lara A. McIntyre, both of Bartlett, for the District 3 seat.
White and McIntyre both called for change in school board methods during their campaigns.
District 7 school board member Ernest Chism ran unopposed.
The even-numbered district school board seats are on the 2012 county ballot.
After running for Probate Court clerk three other times, Democratic nominee Sondra Becton could not claim the office on her fourth try – even with the incumbent she campaigned against the three other times out of the race. Republican contender Paul Boyd easily beat Becton in the race for the office Chris Thomas gave up to run for and win a seat on the Shelby County Commission.
Becton lost to Thomas by 604 votes four years ago and was among the four Democratic challengers who unsuccessfully challenged the results in Chancery Court. This time she lost by more than 6,500 votes.
The vote totals were:
Boyd: 82,259 (52%)
Becton: 75,702 (48%)
Republican Tom Leatherwood easily defeated Democratic challenger Coleman Thompson to remain Shelby County register. The two faced each other in 2006, with Leatherwood winning.
The results Thursday were:
Leatherwood: 96,531 (58%)
Thompson: 68,784 (42%)
As early voting began, Thompson’s Pyramid Recovery Center was evicted from its longtime South Memphis space that was also an early voting site and an election day polling place. The landlord agreed to leave the voting sites up and running. But the possibility of a change in polling places served to highlight Thompson’s financial problems.
Late publicity about financial problems took a toll on another Democratic contender.
Newcomer Corey Maclin began campaigning early for Shelby County clerk, with incumbent Republican Debbie Stamson not seeking re-election. Maclin lost to Republican nominee Wayne Mashburn, the son of late county clerk Sonny Mashburn.
The unofficial returns were:
Mashburn: 88,619 (55%)
Maclin: 72,651 (45%)
Stamson’s husband, Steve Stamson, retired as Juvenile Court clerk, setting up the race that was won by Republican nominee Joy Touliatos, the chief administrative officer of the clerk’s office. She beat Democratic nominee Shep Wilbun, who won appointment to the clerk’s office in 2000 but lost to Stamson in the 2002 election and was beaten by Stamson again in 2006.
With all precincts reporting, the numbers were:
Touliatos: 85,849 (51%)
Wilbun: 73,345 (44%)
The remaining votes went to independent candidate Julia R. Wiseman.
Also seeking a return to countywide office was Minerva Johnican. Johnican, the Democratic nominee for Criminal Court clerk, lost to Republican nominee Kevin Key, the son of outgoing Criminal Court Clerk Bill Key and an administrator with the Circuit Court Clerk’s office.
The results were:
Key: 79,755 (49%)
Johnican: 74,831 (46%)
Independent candidate Jerry Stamson: 8,581 (5%)
Johnican, also a former Memphis City Council member and Shelby County Commissioner lost the clerk’s job in 1994 when she was upset by the elder Key.
Incumbent Republican Circuit Court Clerk Jimmy Moore easily defeated Democratic challenger Ricky Dixon. Although Dixon was part of the effort by Democratic party leaders to get voters to vote the entire party slate, Moore continued to show up at Democratic functions and make his case for crossover votes.
Regina Morrison Newman, the third Shelby County tustee in four years, lost her bid for a full term in the office to Republican challenger David Lenoir. It was an impressive political debut for Lenoir, who had heavy backing from the local GOP.
The results were:
Lenoir: 77,166 (49%)
Newman: 72,618 (46%)
Independent candidate Derrick Bennett: 6,353 (4%)
Newman was appointed to the office by the Shelby County Commission following the 2009 death of Trustee Paul Mattila. Mattila was appointed to the office and won a special election for the position following the 2008 death of Bob Patterson. Patterson was re-elected to a four-year term in 2006.
In the judicial races:
Attorney Bill Anderson Jr. emerged atop a field of 20 candidates for General Sessions Criminal Court Judge Div. 7 with 15 percent of the vote. Assistant County Attorney Janet Lansky Shipman was second and the only other contender to go into double digit percentages. The 20 candidates were the largest field in any race – primary or general – on the Shelby County ballot.
Prosecutor Bobby Carter, who had the backing of District Attorney General Bill Gibbons and former District Attorney General John Pierotti, was elected judge of Criminal Court Div. 3 in a close race with attorneys Glenn Wright and Latonya Sue Burrow.
Carter got 26 percent of the vote to Wright’s 25 percent and Burrow’s 24.7 percent.
The results in the three other special judicial races saw the three appointed judges rejected by voters.
- Lee Wilson, the appointee to General Sessions Criminal Court Judge Div. 10, lost to former General Sessions Court Clerk Chris Turner by more than 64,000 votes. Turner’s victory was the strongest proof of the strong Republican turnout for races across the general election ballot. Turner had been the General Sessions Court clerk until 2006, when he was upset by Democratic challenger Otis Jackson. He is also a former Republican state legislator.
- Lorrie Ridder, the appointee to Circuit Court Judge Div. 4, lost to attorney Gina Higgins by about 5,000 votes.
- Rhynette Northcross Hurd, the appointee to Circuit Court Judge Div. 8, lost to attorney Bob Weiss by more than 12,000 votes.
Ridder and Hurd had been appointed to the Circuit Court vacancies by Gov. Phil Bredesen, who picked them each from a list of three finalists from the Judicial Nominating Commission. Bredesen even taped a robo-call on behalf of Hurd, his first robo-call for any candidate in the state.
Wilson was appointed to the General Sessions vacancy by the Shelby County Commission and adopted a domestic violence case docket for the court. ...
22. ACORN Research Expands Access To New Drugs
- Friday, June 18, 2010
ACORN Research LLC, a company that provides the scientific expertise and administrative support for oncology practices to participate in clinical drug trials, is in economic recovery mode.
23. Consumer Confidence Grows as Economy Strengthens
- Wednesday, April 28, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) — Key pillars of the U.S. economy are getting stronger.
The best consumer confidence reading since September 2008's financial meltdown and bullish earnings reports this week from companies ranging from Whirlpool to UPS show increasing demand and a rebound gathering steam. Americans are even feeling a bit better about the job market.
24. BPR Publicly Censures Two Memphis Attorneys
- Tuesday, January 26, 2010
The Tennessee Supreme Court Board of Professional Responsibility last week publicly censured two Memphis attorneys in separate incidents.
Paul Forrest Craig, a solo practitioner, was censured by the BPR for failing to draft or file documents to establish a conservatorship for his client’s son.
25. Schuermann Elected To Design Review Board
- Wednesday, October 14, 2009
David Schuermann has been elected to the Center City Commission’s Design Review board.
Schuermann is a principal at Architecture Inc. He is active with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards and currently serves on the Tennessee Board of Architectural & Engineering Examiners.
26. Homeowners Turn To Home Trading Web Sites
- Tuesday, May 26, 2009
MIAMI (AP) – Diane Peek needed to move from Georgia to central Florida, but for six months no one even showed interest in the house she and her husband built outside Atlanta.
27. Crye Named Finalist For Entrepreneur of Year
- Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Harold Crye, Crye-Leike Realtors’ chief executive officer and co-founder, is a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee.
Regional award winners will be eligible for consideration in the Entrepreneur of the Year 2008 national program.
28. Will Delta, Northwest Shareholders Have Their Day?
- Monday, April 21, 2008
ATLANTA (AP) - Weary shareholders and creditors of Delta Air Lines Inc. and Northwest Airlines Corp. could lose out - again - amid falling stock prices since the carriers announced their intent to combine.
29. Divisions in Fed Make Bernanke's Juggling Act Harder
- Friday, March 21, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - Ben Bernanke's juggling act has gotten harder.
The Federal Reserve chairman has been taking extraordinary steps to prevent credit, financial and housing problems from driving the country into a deep recession. At the same time, he faces the danger that the very tonic to brace the sickly economy could bring about another dangerous ailment - inflation.
30. Gerard Appointed Administrator at Methodist Cancer Center
- Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Dr. Dava F. Gerard has been appointed administrator for the Methodist Healthcare Cancer Center. She previously was the founding vice president and chief operating officer of the Nevada Cancer Institute in Las Vegas.
- Friday, March 24, 2006
The Grant Center presents "Using Prospect Research to Make More Money" today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Assisi Foundation of Memphis, 515 Erin Drive. Cost is $120 for members and $175 for non-members. Call 684-6616.
32. Archived Article: Comm Briefs
- Friday, June 27, 2003
The Childrens Museum of Memphis named the following as new members of its board of trustees: Paul B
The Childrens Museum of Memphis named the following new members to its board of trustees: Paul B. Anderson, Union Planters Bank president and chie...
33. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, June 25, 2003
Susan C. Te Paske
Susan C. Te Paske was appointed director of student disability services for the University of Memphis. She has served as the departments assistant director since 1993. She received the 2002 Dona Sparger Professional Service Awar...
34. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, September 25, 2002
William Helms recently joined Trustmark as president of the Investment Services Division
William Helms recently joined Trustmark as president of the Investment Services Division. Prior to joining Trustmark, he was co-president of the Private Bank...
35. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, April 22, 2002
Calendar of events Jan Calendar of events: April 22-April 28 April 22 Mississippi Museum of Art, 201 E. Pascagoula St. in Jackson, Miss., presents Ms. Booths Garden: Photographs by Jack Kotz, a collection of photographs by Santa Fe-based photographe...
36. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, April 15, 2002
Calendar of events Jan Calendar of events: April 15-April 21 April 15 Mississippi Museum of Art, 201 E. Pascagoula St. in Jackson, Miss., presents Ms. Booths Garden: Photographs by Jack Kotz, a collection of photographs by Santa Fe-based photographe...
37. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, April 8, 2002
Calendar of events Jan Calendar of events April 8-April 14 April 8 The Shelby County Republican Women's Club invited 19 Republican County Commission candidates for districts 1, 3, 4 and 5 to speak at the club's meeting. The program begins at 11 a.m....
38. Archived Article: Mesaba P2
- Monday, April 1, 2002
Mesaba inks attendants contract Mesaba inks attendants contract Mesaba Airlines, a regional affiliate of Northwest Airlines Corp., signed its first ever contract with 550 unionized flight attendants. The deal calls for unspecified wage increases, an...
39. Archived Article: Northwest P
- Thursday, January 31, 2002
Northwest marks quarterly losses Northwest marks quarterly losses Northwest Airlines Corp., the parent of Northwest Airlines, reported a fourth quarter net loss of $216 million, or $2.55 per common share. This compares to fourth quarter 2000 reporte...
40. Archived Article: Northwest P.2
- Tuesday, August 14, 2001
Northwest, Alitalia end shared marketing Northwest, Alitalia end shared marketing Northwest Airlines and Alitalia have reached a mutual agreement to discontinue their marketing relationship effective Oct. 28, the start of the winter schedule. Cooper...
41. Archived Article: Nwa P.2
- Friday, July 21, 2000
Northwest reports profits of $115 million Northwest reports profits of $115 million Northwest Airlines Corp. reported net income of $115 million or $1.26 per diluted common share for the three months ended June 30. The company's strong financial per...
42. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, November 3, 1999
RFS Hotel Investors Inc RFS Hotel Investors Inc. has announced several management changes. Randy Churchey has been named president and chief operating officer of RFS Hotel Investors Inc. He formerly was senior vice president and chief financial offi...
43. Archived Article: Nw Air (bott)
- Tuesday, September 7, 1999
Year after strike, Northwest flying high Year after strike, Northwest flying high When angry pilots went on strike against Northwest Airlines last year, equally angry travelers revived a nickname that has plagued the airline from time to time: ``Nor...
44. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, September 23, 1998
ResortQuest International Appoints Paul Manteris has been appointed vice president of operations for ResortQuest International Inc. He most recently held senior management and training positions with Colorado-based Premier Resorts Inc./Village Resor...
45. Archived Article: Milestones
- Friday, May 16, 1997
The University of Memphis Division of Public Relations won six awards in the recent Tennessee College Public Relations Association Communications Awards The University of Memphis Division of Public Relations won six awards in the recent Tennessee Co...
46. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, January 22, 1997
Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc. has announced the election of 16 new managing directors: Joseph K. Ayres, investment banker, Cumberland Securities Co., Inc., a subsidiary of Morgan Keegan; Thomas P. Brown, director, Fixed Income Research; Paul Stephens...
47. Archived Article: Real Briefs
- Tuesday, November 19, 1996
A sixth joint venture between Prudential Real Estate Investors and Chick Hill, president of Memphis-based Davidson Hotel Co A sixth joint venture between Prudential Real Estate Investors and Chick Hill, president of Memphis-based Davidson Hotel Co.,...
48. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, September 16, 1996
Sept Sept. 16 East Memphis Business and Professional Women will meet at Lulu Grille, 565 Erin Drive. Networking begins at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Representatives from the Bill Clinton and Bob Dole campaigns will discuss issues dealing with w...
49. Archived Article: Inv Briefs
- Monday, March 4, 1996
03-04 Inv briefs RFS Hotel Investors Inc., a real estate investment trust, announced that Doubletree Corp. has completed the acquisition of about 974,000 shares of the REITs convertible preferred stock at $19 per share, representing a total investme...
50. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, March 4, 1996
03-04 Calendar March 4 Fidelity Investments will offer an estate planning seminar at noon at the Summit Club, 5100 Poplar Ave. For more information on the free seminar, call 1-800-452-9936. City Councilman Jerome Rubin and Mayor W. W. Herenton will ...