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1. The Week Ahead: May 23-29
- Monday, May 23, 2016
Alright, Memphis, it’s time to get this week started with our roundup of happenings you need to know about.
The 2016 Memphis In May International Festival closes out Saturday with a pair of new additions to the monthlong lineup.
The Saturday by the river begins with the Great American River Run – a half-marathon and a 5K run with a riverside and Downtown route. There is, of course, a post-race party, which then segues into 901Fest – four stages in Tom Lee Park featuring local music and arts, from Al Kapone and Frayser Boy to the North Mississippi Allstars to Opera Memphis and the New Ballet Ensemble & School.
The idea here, and it may be an evolving concept, seems to be local and diverse and not as much of an emphasis on the stages and what happens there at the expense of those who stay after the run and those who come for the music and the arts.
To dot the I on that point, 901Fest also includes an air show.
2. Last Word: BSMF Looks Up, Overton Park Respite and Slow Economic Growth
- Monday, May 02, 2016
The Beale Street Music Festival box office numbers won’t be in for a bit yet. But it looks like the three-day event that ended Sunday evening with Beck and Paul Simon weathered the weather very well, maybe better than usual.
3. Last Word: 901Fest, First Tennessee Sues Pinnacle and EDGE Responds
- Thursday, February 18, 2016
U of M Tigers 73 – UCF Knights 56 at FedExForum and on ESPN Wednesday evening.
As that was underway, Vice President Joe Biden was on his way out of the Memphis area after a visit to the Norfolk Southern intermodal facility in Rossville.
Here’s the basic web story account from Wednesday evening of Biden’s visit which comes on the seventh anniversary of the enactment of the federal stimulus act.
More on the larger themes in the visit and three-city tour by Biden in the print version that hits online Thursday afternoon.
4. A Bit More Super
- Friday, February 05, 2016
CARE ABOUT THE GAME. I’m a homer. I can’t watch a sporting event for the beauty of the game, the spirit of the competition, the skill displayed on both sides. I want somebody’s butt kicked and for good reason.
5. College Football Notebook: Memphis Coaching Search a Waiting Game
- Wednesday, December 02, 2015
As this is being written, the University of Memphis coaching search is a game of wait and see. Athletic director Tom Bowen & Co. apparently remain fixed on Missouri defensive coordinator Barry Odom, who served in the same position for three seasons at Memphis before going to Missouri before the 2015 season.
6. Painful thought: Will the Titans ever be good again?
- Saturday, November 21, 2015
As the Tennessee Titans head down the backstretch of another unproductive season, it might be time to ponder a scary question: Will the Titans ever be good again?
How much longer will they be an NFL’s bottom feeder, swimming the same muddy waters as the Raiders, Browns, Lions and Jaguars?
7. Billionaire Starts Super PAC to Push Corporate Tax Revamp
- Thursday, October 22, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — Billionaire New York investor Carl Icahn said Wednesday he is creating a $150 million super PAC focused on revising corporate tax law.
Icahn will use his super PAC to press Congress to pass legislation that stops U.S. companies from moving their profits overseas to take advantage of lower tax rates — a practice known as "inversions."
8. Is State’s Role to Provide a Service or Turn a Profit?
- Thursday, September 03, 2015
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam appears to be on the brink of privatizing state government. But he won’t be able to do it without a battle, especially from university unions and Democratic lawmakers.
9. Nichols’ Exit a Sign of Where Tigers Basketball is Now
- Friday, July 10, 2015
University of Memphis Basketball Past is strong and vibrant.
We saw evidence last month when a couple of former players hastily threw together an alumni game and it sold out, Elma Roane Fieldhouse packed for a no-count exhibition as Penny Hardaway turned back the clock and Chris Crawford rained 3-pointers.
10. Less for the Tank, More for the Bank
- Saturday, March 21, 2015
The U.S. Energy Information Administration predicts the typical American household will save nearly $750 on gasoline in 2015, but no one should expect the good fortune to last forever.
Yes, gas prices did fall below $2 – and have begun falling again in recent days after rising about 35 cents in February and early March – but now it’s spring, a time when gas prices typically rise.
11. Survey: Young Adults Do Consume News – In Their Own Way
- Tuesday, March 17, 2015
CHICAGO (AP) – Young adults have a reputation for being connected to one another and disconnected from the news. But a survey has found that mobile devices and social networking are keeping them more engaged with the broader world than previously thought.
12. Building From a New Blueprint
- Saturday, February 21, 2015
When recruiting new businesses, East Tennessee economic development officials have long touted the benefits of partnering with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee.
The lab and the university both have a history of working closely with private business to develop cutting-edge manufacturing techniques, technologies and new products. That research effort recently received a major boost with President Obama’s announcement of a new manufacturing innovation hub based in the Knoxville area.
13. Tigers’ Season: Inconsistent Play, Lukewarm Support
- Friday, February 06, 2015
It has become a nightly ritual at University of Memphis home games. When a member of the stats crew walks down press row holding a sheet of paper displaying the “announced attendance,” members of the Fourth Estate roll their eyes and shake their heads.
14. Raising Concerns Over Education Coverage
- Tuesday, September 16, 2014
With just one person reporting on schools in a metropolitan area of more than 1.3 million people, The Commercial Appeal is forging ahead with a relationship with a nonprofit journalism organization dedicated to covering education.
15. Graceland Manager Maps Global Outposts
- Monday, August 18, 2014
The recession and changes over the last nine years in the companies owning 85 percent of Elvis Presley Enterprises played a role in delaying plans for the expansion of Graceland into a 120-acre campus in Whitehaven.
16. Grizzlies Plan ‘Pop-Up Park’ for Tom Lee Park
- Tuesday, July 29, 2014
The Memphis Grizzlies would like to activate Tom Lee Park while generating a community-wide discussion about the highest and best use of green spaces.
17. Landing Zone
- Friday, June 27, 2014
Beale Street Landing was supposed to cost far less than $43 million and be completed much sooner than the decade it took from the design competition.
But the head of the Riverfront Development Corp. overseeing the 6-acre landing and its construction says with the formal two-day opening of the landing starting Friday, June 27, the riverfront project at the foot of Beale Street and on the northern edge of Tom Lee Park should begin to counter critics of how the project has been managed.
18. Former US Senator Howard Baker Jr. Dies
- Thursday, June 26, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – Former Sen. Howard H. Baker Jr., a moderate Republican known as the politician who inquired what President Richard Nixon knew during the 1973 Senate Watergate hearings, has died. He was 88.
- Saturday, April 26, 2014
After starting work as a butcher when he was just a teenager, Ron Manis began his career as a truck driver in 1979.
“I started when I was 16 years old, learning how to cut meat and, after being in that building 10 hours a day every day, I thought I wanted to do something outside and I’ve been driving a truck ever since,” Manis said. “Every time I saw one going down the road I thought to myself that I’d like to do that one day to see what it was like, seeing places I’ve never seen before, meeting interesting people.”
20. US Proposes Pay-for-Priority Internet Standards
- Friday, April 25, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new Internet rules that would allow Internet service providers to charge content companies for faster delivery of their services over the so-called "last mile" connection to people's homes.
21. Harris Files Ford Challenge at Deadline
- Thursday, April 03, 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.
22. Candidates Commit as Deadline Nears
- Wednesday, April 02, 2014
The first day of spring was March 20, but, after months of fundraisers and petition filings, the last day of the month served as the start of this year’s political season.
With the filing deadline for the August state and federal primaries, as well as nonpartisan Shelby County Schools board and judicial positions, Thursday at noon, candidates began Monday, March 31, making the set-in-stone decisions that will point election efforts toward voters and away from the groundwork.
23. 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.
24. Class-Action Status OK'd in Marlboro Lights Suit
- Thursday, October 24, 2013
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A judge in Arkansas has granted class-action status to a lawsuit that claims Philip Morris USA deliberately exaggerated the safety of its Marlboro Lights cigarettes.
25. Memphis Suit Project Aims to Dress the Needy
- Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Three Memphis businessmen have started a nonprofit venture to help young men literally suit up for opportunities they encounter – the kind of opportunities that make it possible to advance in life and that require the participant to dress for the occasion.
26. Political Indecision Weighs on Economic Forecasts
- Friday, July 19, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Politicians and economists are straining to get a clearer view of what the economy will look like a year from now, when midterm political campaigns are heating up. Republicans see the glass as half empty; Democrats view it as half full. And the economists aren't sure.
27. Beale Street Landing Eatery Search Resumes
- Wednesday, May 01, 2013
There were some signs early on that finding a restaurant operator for Beale Street Landing might be difficult.
The date for the restaurant to open kept getting pushed back and the contract remained unsigned long after it was announced that Beale & Second Inc. had tentatively agreed to operate the restaurant.
28. School Board Restructure Next for Federal Court
- Wednesday, April 03, 2013
All sides in the federal lawsuit over the schools merger will be getting together soon to talk about the Shelby County Commission’s plan to restructure the countywide school board.
A trio of court filings before and after the Easter weekend set the stage for a decision to come by Judge Samuel “Hardy” Mays of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee on the commission’s plan to appoint six new school board members to take office Sept. 1.
29. Hugs All Around After Tigers Season
- Friday, March 29, 2013
Only Josh Pastner could utter the word “Lamborghini” on the occasion of his contract extension and a pay raise that likely pushed his annual salary north of $2 million and come across as grateful, gleeful and humble.
30. Growing Concept
- Wednesday, March 06, 2013
The winter months can be tougher on food truck vendors as cold temperatures often keep paying customers inside. But as spring approaches and nicer weather resumes, many local operators are getting set to ramp up operations.
31. Recovery Tied to Nation’s Business Cycle
- Monday, October 01, 2012
Another jobs bill was recently filibustered in the Senate, lacking just two votes for passage. Without direct stimulus emanating from a deadlocked Congress, the Federal Reserve announced one more quantitative easing program, designed to provide liquidity for more bank lending that would hopefully lead to more investments in small and medium-sized businesses. Banks and corporations, for that matter, have ample cash on their respective balance sheets for investment in the domestic market, but both are waiting for a signal that consumer demand is on the rise.
32. Arrowhead Strengthens Area Footprint
- Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Local startup Arrowhead Medical Device Technologies LLC is rapidly growing a presence in the medical device industry thanks to its Arrow-Lok Digital Fusion System, an innovative toe implant device used for the surgical repair of a painful condition commonly referred to as “hammertoe,” or proximal interphalangeal joint flexion deformity.
33. Settlement Brings Milestone in Wells Fargo Case
- Monday, June 04, 2012
The announcement that Wells Fargo & Co. has agreed to settle a three-year-old lawsuit filed by Memphis and Shelby County governments over the company’s lending practices – with the settlement including certain local lending commitments on Wells’ part – was certainly a denouement in the case.
34. Our River Reflects City’s Past, Future
- Monday, April 30, 2012
For decades, redevelopment of the city’s riverfront has been an elusive goal. Look at it over the years and you can see moves toward a goal of a riverfront that is once again busy – but busy for reasons different than those when the cobblestones represented the gateway to a 19th century logistics hub.
35. Recruitment Ads by For-Profit Colleges Targeted
- Thursday, April 19, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Where do for-profit colleges get the money they spend on all those highway billboards and television and radio ads?
Mostly from the government, at least indirectly. Federal money, most of it through the financial aid that students get, accounts for up to 90 percent of for-profit colleges' revenue – even more in some cases if veterans attend the school on the GI bill.
36. In a First, Gas and Other Fuels are Top US Export
- Monday, January 02, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – For the first time, the top export of the United States, the world's biggest gas guzzler, is – wait for it – fuel.
Measured in dollars, the nation is on pace this year to ship more gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel than any other single export, according to U.S. Census data going back to 1990. It will also be the first year in more than 60 that America has been a net exporter of these fuels.
37. Machinists Reach Tentative Deal With Boeing
- Thursday, December 01, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – A contentious labor dispute between the government and Boeing Co. that spawned a national political fight likely will be settled after the company and the Machinists union announced Wednesday they'd reached a tentative deal on a new four-year collective bargaining agreement.
38. Wilkinson Follows Road Less Traveled
- Thursday, November 03, 2011
During his 50-year tenure in real estate, Dan Wilkinson helped establish the Memphis office of Colliers International as one of the dominant industrial real estate companies in the local market and has been involved in more than $1 billion in sales in Memphis and North Mississippi.
39. State Issues Can be Tricky for Presidential Field
- Friday, October 28, 2011
CINCINNATI (AP) — Mitt Romney gingerly distanced himself from a labor issue on the Ohio ballot one day. The next, he embraced the initiative "110 percent."
The equivocation not only highlighted his record of shifting positions but also underscored the local political minefields national candidates often confront in their state-by-state path to the presidency.
40. Business Owners Need Workout Routines
- Monday, October 24, 2011
As Americans, we are saps for movie stars and professional athletes. This is why they make all the money. We give it to them. We just throw it at them. Why? One reason is that we admire their discipline.
41. Shocker: Power Demand From US Homes is Falling
- Thursday, September 08, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – American homes are more cluttered than ever with devices, and they all need power: Cellphones and iPads that have to be charged, DVRs that run all hours, TVs that light up in high definition.
42. Men Untied Over Ties
- Tuesday, September 06, 2011
Seems some businessmen are abandoning ties. I think it is a mistake. The look of no tie and open collar looks unprofessional and reduces confidence. It looks like something is missing – which may be your image.
43. Litigators, Alligators and Lawyers
- Monday, August 22, 2011
There comes a time in business when you need a courtroom attorney. This may be either to defend yourself or sue. The fun factor ranks right in there with seeing a urologist.
Good attorneys cost $250 to $300 an hour. Using one with his name on the firm costs more. It is not clear why one would be $250 an hour and another even $400 an hour, but the inference is the $400-an-hour one never loses or is married to the judge. A day in court costs $10,000.
44. Cook Proposals, Then Let Cool
- Monday, July 18, 2011
Getting up proposals for prospects is usually fun and positive. It somewhat resembles cooking. I am not a cook and I microwave everything, but I like the analogy. Brew up some inventory, bake the price, add in a discount, a dash of free stuff, make some weird hand and facial gestures over it, let cool and deliver in a nice-looking package. Cha-Ching!? One hopes.
45. The Right Way to Start a Business
- Monday, June 20, 2011
Ideas don’t start businesses, business people do. At least the kind of businesses 99 percent of Memphis entrepreneurs work to make successful. Certainly an original, scalable idea can rocket like a Google or Facebook. You have better odds of such success, though, playing blackjack.
46. Disaster Recovery on Minds of Some Businesses
- Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Gayle Rose isn’t a storm-chaser nor does she work for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, but natural disasters are her territory.
47. A Bridge to Cross
- Monday, March 28, 2011
Martyrs Park sits atop the Chickasaw Bluff and overlooks the Mississippi River, its lone modern sculpture a memorial to victims of the 19th century Yellow Fever epidemics that devastated Memphis from the 1850s through the 1870s.
48. Airfares are Going Up, and Not Just Because of Oil
- Monday, March 14, 2011
Airlines have used surging oil prices to justify fare increases of up to $60 per ticket since the start of the year. But the rising cost of fuel isn't the only reason it's getting more difficult to find cheap fares.
49. Investors' Return to US Stocks Could be too Late
- Wednesday, January 19, 2011
BOSTON (AP) — Investors are finally inching back into the stock market. But are they too late?
While millions sought refuge in traditionally stable bonds over the past two years, they missed a more than 90 percent rally in stocks. Suddenly bonds don't look so safe, and some of the $11 trillion that Americans have parked in mutual funds is shifting back to stocks.
50. Businesses Hiring in 2011 Face a Buyers' Market
- Thursday, January 13, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Companies planning to ramp up hiring this year will have an added luxury: their choice from a flood of applicants, without having to pay a premium for top talent.
Unemployment remains near double digits, and there are nearly five unemployed workers competing for each available job. That is giving employers more confidence, while at the same time enabling them to keep wages low.
51. Apperson Crump Continues Legacy With Growth
- Thursday, January 06, 2011
These days, there’s a lot that’s new at the city’s oldest continuously operating law firm.
Developments within the past few weeks at Apperson Crump, a venerable firm founded the same year the U.S. Civil War ended, include new attorney hires, the acquisition of another law firm and the development of an affiliation for referral work with yet another firm.
52. It Must Be Easy
- Monday, October 04, 2010
Going through IBM sales school 101, emphasis was on being able to demonstrate products were easy to use. It was near the top of reasons why buyers bought. This is true now more than ever. It is safe to say that anything about your business process that is not easy is costing you business and profits. Anything you try to sell that is complicated or difficult will make it complicated and difficult to make a sale.
53. Wal-Mart Names New CFO as Schoewe Plans to Leave
- Friday, October 01, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Chief Financial Officer Tom Schoewe is retiring, the retailer announced Wednesday, and it has promoted Charles Holley to be his replacement.
54. Profit in Solving Problems
- Monday, September 27, 2010
Management that lets salespeople – or even customers – hold sway on the selling prices of its products could well be killing off chances the business has at being profitable.
The lesson from companies, large or small, that have longevity, is that you must get enough gross profit on sales to yield actual net profit. Thomas J. Watson said it well: “Businesses grow through net profit.”
55. Ego Is Expensive
- Monday, August 09, 2010
In business, your greatest competitor is yourself, not the guy across town. A part of beating back yourself as a competitor is containing your ego. This is hardest for men.
We can’t help it. It’s in our DNA. We want to win. We want to be superior. We want to yell, hoot and honk louder than anybody else in the room or on the interstate. Our story must always be more amazing than others.
56. Business Owners Must Accept Change
- Tuesday, June 01, 2010
Businesspeople, especially business owners, have to accept more change than a vending machine if they want to last long term – and not only accept the change, but adapt to it.
Change comes so rapidly, for both good and bad, it is one of the reasons people are more stressed. It can be something as simple as adding wheels to luggage, which in turn eliminated skycap jobs. Or, a big one, such as cultural changes and new lingo.
57. Federal, State Tax Liens Up In County
- Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Interim Shelby County mayor Joe Ford, now the Democratic nominee for mayor in the fall general election, garnered attention last year for his personal financial woes.
58. Elvis’ Clash With Media Showing at DC Newseum
- Friday, March 12, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – A spark that helped ignite Elvis Presley’s fame more than 50 years ago was lit by the newspaper editors and critics who hated him.
They detested his voice and thought his moves were unfit for family publications, all while teenagers went wild. It’s that shocking style and clash with the media that also will make Elvis the subject of a new exhibition at the Newseum, a Washington history museum that celebrates the First Amendment.
- Monday, February 08, 2010
Both sides in the federal lawsuit Memphis and Shelby County have filed against Wells Fargo are beginning to strap on their armor.
The San Francisco-based financial services giant – one of the largest U.S. banks by assets – has hired Memphis attorney Jef Feibelman of Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC.
60. 58 Ark. High Schools Cited for Grade Inflation
- Thursday, January 14, 2010
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Department of Education says 58 public high schools inflated Algebra I and geometry grades of 20 percent or more of their students during the last year.
61. Merry Balloting During Today’s Early Voting
- Wednesday, December 23, 2009
As last-minute Christmas shoppers begin their tradition, early voters will be going to the polls.
Early voting begins today for the first election of 2010, the special general election for state representative District 83.
62. Mud Island’s Time Will Come Once Economic Fog Lifts
- Monday, November 30, 2009
Everything you need to know about the worth of Mud Island can be found in how children react to the river park. They don’t care about attendance numbers or demographics or mission statements.
If they don’t see a lot of other people around, they’re likely to regard that as a good thing – more for them in the way of fun.
63. Gov’t Attempt to Push Transparency for Mortgage Mods Falls Short
- Monday, November 23, 2009
For months, housing advocates have complained that mortgage servicers are wrongfully denying homeowners’ applications for the administration’s $50 billion mortgage modification program.
This month, the U.S. Treasury Department took a step to address those concerns: For the first time, it issued guidelines requiring mortgage servicers to give homeowners details about why they’ve been denied.
64. Local ULI Leads Green Charge
- Monday, November 16, 2009
Memphis might lag behind other cities when it comes to developing and connecting green spaces, but a collaboration of organizations is working to improve this community’s “greenprint,” or its collection of parks, trails and other natural areas, and then link them to regional and national green spaces.
65. CVS Caremark Q3 Profit Up But Loses Big Contracts
- Friday, November 06, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) - CVS Caremark disclosed more multibillion dollar contract losses in its pharmacy benefits management business and said the head of the unit will depart.
CEO Tom Ryan said CVS, which also runs the nation's second-biggest drug store chain, won't reach its goals in 2010 because of the sharp reversal of fortunes at the Caremark unit, which administers drug benefits for employers. CVS shares plunged 20 percent.
66. APME Survey: Newspaper Cuts Clip Younger Workers
- Tuesday, September 01, 2009
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Cost-cutting newspapers are losing many of their youngest reporters, editors and photographers at the same time publishers are trying to break some of their old habits and learn new tricks on the Internet.
67. Health Care Claim Costs Expected to Rise 10.5 Pct
- Wednesday, August 26, 2009
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Costs for employer-provided health plans are expected to rise more than 10 percent within the next 12 months, a jump workers may feel in their paychecks or through changes to their insurance coverage.
68. Ramsey at Odds with Alexander on Sotomayor Vote
- Monday, August 03, 2009
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - State Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey on Friday became the first Republican gubernatorial candidate to speak out against U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander's vote in favor of President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee.
69. Changing Insurance Keeps Benefits Consultant Busy
- Friday, April 03, 2009
The phone on Tom Merriam’s desk at Argyle Benefits Consultants LLC rings often with calls from perplexed employers.
70. Bruised Economy Likely to Limp Into Next Year
- Tuesday, October 21, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - Beaten down by housing, credit and financial crises, the bruised economy is likely to drag into next year, leaving more people out of work and more businesses wary of making big investments.
71. Delta Chief Chats Up Merger With NWA
- Friday, June 13, 2008
Memphis will be an integral hub in the combined network of Delta and Northwest airlines following a proposed merger between the two companies, Delta CEO Richard Anderson told a packed house Thursday morning at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis.
72. Homegrown Law Firm Goes Big Time Thanks to Merger
- Thursday, June 28, 2007
One of the largest labor and employment law firms in the country now has a presence in Memphis thanks to a homegrown firm with ties to the Bluff City that goes back 20 years. Effective Sunday, the Memphis firm of Lewis Fisher Henderson & Claxton LLP will join with Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart PC, the nation's third-largest labor and employment law firm.
73. City Attempts To Adapt to New Sign Technology
- Friday, June 15, 2007
Eight seconds. That's about how long advertising industry statistics say billboards tempt the gazes of drivers. It's why billboard developers want to build signs as tall and big as they can, for a better shot at catching your attention in that brief window.
74. Lamar Crossing Apartments' Developers Aim To 'Jump In' to Lamar Corridor Revitalization
- Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Lamar Crossing Apartments
At Lamar and Dunn avenues
Permit Cost: $6 million
Project Cost: $11.7 million
75. Faulty Voting Equipment At Council to Be Replaced
- Friday, March 30, 2007
The last meeting of the Memphis City Council began with a small technical glitch, one that probably went unnoticed with everything that happened later. It was during that meeting, before an array of news cameras, that council members attempted to haul MLGW president and chief executive officer Joseph Lee out to the woodshed over issues related to his job performance.
76. NuVasive Moves Into Memphis Biotech Sector
- Monday, August 07, 2006
The prescription being offered to medical device makers by the City of Memphis is a fascinating thing to watch because it can be distilled into two simple words: Come hither.
Some of the most potent ingredients in that prescription include Memphis' central location and FedEx's presence in the city. Both of those are key reasons behind the recent purchase of a 100,000-square-foot warehouse in Memphis by NuVasive Inc., a San Diego-based company that manufactures devices for minimally invasive spinal surgery.
77. Justice is Blind, But Voters Shouldn't Be Blindfolded
- Thursday, July 27, 2006
Before heading to the polls for the Aug. 3 election, it might be wise to make a quick stop by any party supply store for a blindfold.
You won't be taking a turn at whacking a piñata, and you won't need it for a game of Pin the Tail on the Donkey. Unless you've spent much time around the 73 candidates for judicial positions in Shelby County, wearing that blindfold while voting might be your only alternative.
78. Finding Safe Harbor
- Monday, June 26, 2006
The Riverfront Development Corp. (RDC) has absorbed $500,000 of city budget cuts and appears ready to move ahead on its largest project to date, the $29.3 million Beale Street Landing.
When the Memphis City Council approved the city budget June 6, the RDC received $2.1 million for its operating budget for fiscal year 2007, down 18 percent from $2.6 million last year. The RDC's total operating budget is projected to be $4.2 million, down slightly from last year's $4.3 million.
79. Though Supreme Court Decision Allows Cops Not to Knock, Local Law Enforcement Agencies Err on Safe Side
- Thursday, June 22, 2006
Local criminal defense attorneys are worried about the U.S. Supreme Court's 5-4 decision made June 15 in Hudson v. Michigan, which eases restrictions on police entering a residence without knocking or giving notice.
80. Developments Along Lamar Avenue Could Become Big 'Wow'
- Monday, February 27, 2006
When it comes to new development, Lamar Avenue might not be the first place that springs to mind.
Running from the intersection of Perkins and Raines roads to Interstate 240, this South Memphis corridor doesn't have the retail glamour of Cordova's Germantown Parkway or DeSoto County's Goodman Road.
81. Home Sales See Another Banner Year
- Friday, December 30, 2005
When the Memphis market began setting home sales records around 2003, local analysts predicted the strong activity would not be sustained. But then, sales activity kept pace for another record year in 2004 and stayed on track for yet another in 2005.
82. Archived Article: Lead
- Monday, December 06, 2004
Estate Homes Moving Into Moscow
Moscow Attracting Upscale Development
Buyers look to Fayette County for rural charm, large lots
The Daily News
Its several miles from the Shelby County line, but developers are seeing potent...
83. Archived Article: Real
- Tuesday, November 09, 2004
Desire for Shorter Commutes Drives Real Estate
Homebuyers Seek Shorter Commutes, City Living
The Daily News
It sure is funny how things change. Not too long ago, the High Point Terrace neighborhood near Walnut Grove Road and ...
84. Archived Article: Small Biz Focus
- Wednesday, June 23, 2004
Sullivan helps set home-design standards
Sullivan Helps Set Home Design Standards
The Daily News
It was one of those career-changing, defining moments and one left entirely in the hands of Tom Sullivan's wife, Diane.
85. Archived Article: Light Rail1 (lead)
- Monday, March 15, 2004
Light rail 1
Madison to Airways, Light Rail on Track
Following trolley line extension, talk moves to regional rail
The Daily News
Today marks an important moment in the history of public transportation in Memphis the long-...
86. Archived Article: Annex (lead)
- Monday, December 02, 2002
Bridgewater takeover plans may Bridgewater area annexation hangs on Tuesday vote
By MARY DANDO
The Daily News
The final reading of an ordinance to authorize annexation of an unincorporated community in northeast Shelby County scheduled for ...
87. Archived Article: Deli (lead)
- Monday, August 13, 2001
Deli owner making plans for soda fountain downtown Expansion opens tap for Downtown soda fountain By SUE PEASE The Daily News Remember the days of hopping on that favorite swiveling stool at the bar of the local soda fountain in town ordering a root...
88. Archived Article: Lead (register)
- Tuesday, May 15, 2001
Registers office making steps from docs to digital Registers office to go digital, leave paper chase behind By SUE PEASE The Daily News Going digital in the county registers office is a little like diving into the deep end of a pool. The surface is ...
89. Archived Article: Law Focus (tax)
- Thursday, July 13, 2000
By STACEY WIEDOWER Tax increase whacks commercial property owners By STACEY WIEDOWER The Daily News The citys recent property tax increase places added weight on the shoulders of Memphis homeowners, who also were hit with the countys 72-cent increas...
90. Archived Article: Housing Starts (lead)
- Thursday, January 13, 2000
By LAURIE JOHNSON Overall home sale decline, customizing pushes values higher By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Fewer homes were started in Memphis and Shelby County in 1999, but they were more expensive, according to local housing figures. A total o...
91. Archived Article: Huffy Closing Lj
- Wednesday, September 29, 1999
Huffy to close Southaven plant Huffy to close Southaven plant By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Huffy Corp. opened the doors to its new bicycle plant in Southaven, Miss., a little over a year ago. On Monday, the company announced plans to close those...
92. Archived Article: Real Focus
- Tuesday, June 17, 1997
Great expectations Great expectations Realtors anticipate more good things from 97 residential market By Tom Kimbrough Special to The Daily News Those of us working in a business that has anything to do with real estate should, more than ever before...
93. Archived Article: Lenox Courtyard Lj
- Wednesday, February 26, 1997
lj 10/5 cates Land purchased for hotel in Lenox Park By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News A local hotel developer has purchased land in Lenox Park and plans to build a hotel that will cater to corporate travelers visiting businesses along the Nonconnah ...
94. Archived Article: Market V-p Brazil Lj
- Monday, November 25, 1996
lj 10/5 cates Building up Brazil Varco-Pruden enters joint venture to introduce U.S. technology to Brazilian metal building manufacturing market By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Varco-Pruden Buildings, a manufacturer of pre-engineered metal building...
95. Archived Article: Lj Uniport
- Thursday, October 26, 1995
lj 10/5 cates People, plus location, attract companies to Memphis By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News When more than 750 applicants overwhelmed Ingram Micro at its job fair in May, senior operations manager Tom Morris knew the company had picked the ri...
96. Archived Article: Jts Law Focus
- Thursday, October 19, 1995
10/19 jts Law Focus Court changes to send jurors home after one week or trial By JAMES SNYDER The Daily News Prospective jurors can expect to waste less time waiting for a trial after new rules that cut jury duty "downtime" in Memphis stat...