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1. How Cool is That?
- Friday, March 10, 2017
COOL ON CAMERA. In an earlier column, I recalled that Meg Ryan once walked by my house when I was on the porch and waved. After all, she and Dennis Quaid lived right down the street.
2. Last Word: Lovell's Aftermath, West Memphis Tourism and Batter Up
- Thursday, February 16, 2017
Political turbulence in the state capitol this week centered on one of the newest members of the Shelby County Delegation leaves the politically-minded among us with a lot to take in when you add the Beltway turbulence of the week in D.C.
3. Trump: Allow Those Into US Who 'Want to Love Our Country'
- Tuesday, February 07, 2017
MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AP) – President Donald Trump on Monday vowed to allow into the United States people who "want to love our country," defending his immigration and refugee restrictions as he made his first visit to the headquarters Monday for U.S. Central Command.
4. Tubby Smith and Tigers Not Fretting the Style Points
- Wednesday, February 01, 2017
In a challenging season with too few legitimate Division 1 players for the rotation and nobody tall enough to truly count as a rim protector, coach Tubby Smith would not call the Tigers’ 57-50 victory over East Carolina last weekend “ugly.” No matter that it was the perfect word – at least under other circumstances.
5. Final 4 is Proof NFL Teams Must Have Elite QBs
- Friday, January 20, 2017
Now that the NFL playoffs are down to four teams remaining, it is easy to point out the common thread among them: Elite play at the quarterback position.
Whether it is Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger, Aaron Rodgers – all of whom have won Super Bowls – or Matt Ryan, who was selected as an All Pro this season and could win the MVP Award, the Patriots, Steelers, Packers and Falcons have a game-changer calling the signals.
6. Backtracking After Trump Tweet, GOP Won't Gut Ethics Office
- Wednesday, January 04, 2017
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.
7. With Trump's Victory, GOP Hopes to Overhaul Medicaid
- Friday, December 30, 2016
ATLANTA (AP) – When President-elect Donald Trump takes office in January, Republicans will have the opportunity to pull off something they have wanted to do for years – overhaul Medicaid, the program that provides health care to tens of millions of lower-income and disabled Americans.
8. Can Alan Zucker Do for Titans’ Marcus Mariota What He’s Done for Mannings & Taylor Swift?
- Friday, August 19, 2016
As an NFL quarterback, Sunday is show time for Marcus Mariota. That’s when he suits up and does everything in his power to help the Tennessee Titans win football games.
But a recent Sunday morning was a different kind of show time. Mariota spent four hours on the opposite side of the Cumberland River from Nissan Stadium on a commercial shoot. A camera crew captured footage of him jogging in downtown Nashville and posing in front of various landmarks.
9. The Audible: Still Peyton Manning’s Best Weapon
- Friday, March 11, 2016
It was, of course, the closing of Peyton Manning’s recent retirement speech that provided the sound bite and made the headlines.
Quoting 2 Timothy 4:7, Manning said: “I have fought the good fight and I have finished the race. I have kept the faith.” He then added: “Well, I have fought the good fight. I’ve finished my football race and after 18 years, it’s time. God bless all of you and God bless football.”
10. It’s Time for Manning to Call it a Career
- Saturday, January 16, 2016
No amount of film study has prepared Peyton Manning for this. He enters the NFL postseason uncertain about his football future. After 18 years as a pro and at the age of 39, his body is breaking down and his skills are slipping. Passes he once made with ease now wobble and sail off target.
11. Liberty Bowl’s $4.8M Upgrade Would Add Seat Backs
- Thursday, December 03, 2015
The University of Memphis and the Southern Heritage Classic are backing a $4.8 million plan to add 4,000 more seats with backs to Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.
U of M assistant athletic director Ryan Alpert said Tuesday, Dec. 1, the university is willing to reimburse the city for the cost of the seat conversions.
12. Memphis in May Unveils Music Festival Lineup
- Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Memphis in May International Festival has unveiled the lineup for the Beale Street Music Festival that will unfold over three days in May at Tom Lee Park. The event is expected to bring a crowd of more than 100,000.
13. Winless SMU on Tap for 3-3 Tigers
- Thursday, October 23, 2014
They aren’t No. 18 East Carolina and they aren’t winless SMU. Halfway through the 2014 season, the Tigers are in the middle. The University of Memphis is 3-3 overall, 1-1 in the American Athletic Conference and in a large pack of teams whose seasons could yet reach lofty heights … or tumble down to the lowly place everyone knows too well.
14. Al Green Among Kennedy Center Honorees
- Friday, September 05, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – It's a rare honor for an artist to receive accolades from the president, let alone have him sing one of your tunes.
Now Al Green can claim both, knowing that President Barack Obama is a fan. Green is among five artists receiving this year's Kennedy Center Honors, the national awards for influencing American culture through the arts, the center announced Thursday.
15. Slogan Sets Bar High for Tigers
- Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Senior running back Brandon Hayes knows the Tigers were “close” in a lot of games last season, even though the final result was a 3-9 record.
16. 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.
17. House Approves Government-Wide $1.1 Trillion Budget
- Thursday, January 16, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – Party leaders pushed a massive $1.1 trillion spending bill for this year through the House on Wednesday, shunning the turmoil of recent budget clashes with a compromise financing everything from airports to war costs and brimming with victories and concessions for both parties.
18. Bipartisan Budget Agreement Nears Final Passage
- Thursday, December 19, 2013
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.
19. Twitter Tunes in to TV Partnerships Ahead of IPO
- Tuesday, October 08, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – People don't just watch TV anymore; they talk about it on Twitter. From the comfort of couches, they share reactions to touchdowns and nail-biting season finales – and advertisers and networks are taking note.
20. Student Loan Rates Double Without Congress' Action
- Tuesday, July 02, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – College students taking out new loans for the fall term will see interest rates twice what they were in the spring – unless Congress fulfills its pledge to restore lower rates when it returns after the July 4 holiday.
21. Beale Club Reopening About Timing
- Wednesday, May 29, 2013
The negotiations to reopen one of Beale Street’s busiest and most profitable nightspots were about not missing one of the busiest Downtown weekends of the year and how to handle the allegation that some employees of Club 152 either sold drugs or were complicit in drug sales in the club.
22. Talks Underway for Club 152 Reopening
- Thursday, May 23, 2013
The owners of Club 152 on Beale Street and prosecutors with the Shelby County District Attorney General’s office have been talking since the club was shut down a week ago as a public nuisance.
Both sides are due back before General Sessions Environmental Court Judge Larry Potter Thursday, May 21.
23. Senate Set to Approve Huge 2013 Spending Bill
- Thursday, March 21, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate moved ahead Wednesday toward a vote on a huge, bipartisan spending bill aimed at keeping the government running through September and ruling out the chance of a government shutdown later this month.
24. Obama Presses On With GOP Charm Offensive
- Friday, March 08, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama pressed on with his Republican charm offensive Thursday, holding a White House lunch with House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan in an effort to soften the ground for potential talks on a long-term deficit reduction deal.
25. Settlement Reached in Mill Blast Lawsuit
- Monday, October 29, 2012
A settlement has been reached in a federal lawsuit brought by a man who was injured in a deadly explosion at an International Paper Co. mill in Mississippi in 2008.
26. Meeting Set in Mill Blast Suit
- Thursday, October 25, 2012
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A settlement conference is scheduled Thursday in a federal lawsuit brought by a man who was injured in an explosion at an International Paper Co. mill in Mississippi in 2008.
27. Mississippi River Level Keeps Dropping in Memphis
- Thursday, July 26, 2012
MEMPHIS (AP) – The Mississippi River's water level keeps dropping, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Memphis said Wednesday it is using survey boats and dredges to maintain safe navigation.
28. Strike up the Band
- Monday, May 21, 2012
For anyone who finds themselves in conversation with Mei-Ann Chen about the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, its big plans for the year and major guest performers who’ve been lined up, be prepared to get an earful on a topic about which Chen will evangelize, her smile broad and voice brimming with cheer.
29. Twitter Plays Outsize Role in 2012 Campaign
- Tuesday, May 08, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – @BarackObama is on Twitter. So is @MittRomney. And so are all the voters following the 2012 presidential contest, whether they know it or not.
Candidates, strategists, journalists and political junkies have flocked to Twitter, the social networking hub where information from the mundane to the momentous is shared through 140-character microbursts known as tweets.
30. Seeking Friendlier Skies
- Monday, April 30, 2012
Local business travelers are looking everywhere for relief from sky-high airfares.
Many are hopeful that once Southwest Airlines establishes a presence at Memphis International Airport beyond a few Memphis-Atlanta flights, increased competition will result in lower fares and more options for local travelers.
31. Study: Social Media Plays Role for Job Searchers
- Friday, March 02, 2012
At Obsidian Public Relations in Downtown Memphis, it’s not unusual to find employees on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media sites as they handle their clients’ PR needs throughout the day.
32. Congress Tries to Give President Line-Item Veto
- Thursday, February 09, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Republican-controlled House sought Wednesday to give President Barack Obama and his successors the line-item veto, a constitutionally questionable power over the purse that has been sought by Republican and Democrats alike.
33. Memphians Observe World AIDS Day
- Monday, December 05, 2011
A procession of red rice paper sky lanterns delicately floated into an orange sky over Tom Lee Park in Downtown Memphis Thursday, Dec. 1, as the sun descended on the Mississippi River.
34. Congress Sputters on Deficit Cuts, Spending Bills
- Wednesday, November 09, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – A sputtering Congress enveloped in an atmosphere poisoned with politics and distrust enters its final weeks of the year struggling to complete a lengthy to-do list on the budget.
35. Memphian Collaborates with Tom Clancy on New Book
- Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Memphian Mark Greaney, the author of a series of thrillers about a superspy known as the Gray Man, has collaborated with bestselling author Tom Clancy on Clancy’s new book “Locked On,” which will be released Dec. 13.
36. State Fines CVS Pharmacies for Violations
- Tuesday, October 19, 2010
CVS Pharmacy, which was already in trouble with state regulators in Nevada and California for failing to properly monitor sales of over-the-counter drugs and ingredients for crystal meth, has now been fined by the state of Tennessee for not adhering to safeguards against doctor-shopping for controlled substances.
37. New HIV Campaign Launched in Shelby County
- Thursday, September 02, 2010
The Shelby County Ryan White Program has launched the “Know Now, Live Longer” campaign to encourage more people to get tested for HIV.
The program provides free primary medical and support services to people living with HIV/AIDS in the county. The initiative is in response to the fact that 78.7 percent of the 6,673 people Shelby County residents living with the virus are African-American.
38. 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.
39. Ashby Brings Immigration Knowledge To Donati Firm
- Thursday, October 29, 2009
Bryce W. Ashby recently rejoined the Donati Law Firm LLP after clerking for Judge Bernice Donald in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. Ashby, who is fluent in Spanish and has worked extensively as an advocate and organizer in Latino and immigrant communities, practices in labor and employment law and civil rights law.
40. Glaxo and Pfizer Create New HIV Drug Company
- Monday, April 20, 2009
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Pharmaceutical giants GlaxoSmithKline PLC and Pfizer Inc. will pool resources to create a new company to develop and sell HIV medicines, leveraging a small investment into the No. 2 market position.
41. Auto Suppliers to Get $5 Billion in Aid
- Friday, March 20, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Treasury Department, trying to stabilize the battered auto industry, will provide up to $5 billion in financing to troubled auto parts suppliers who are linked to Detroit's carmakers, officials said Thursday.
42. Warren Named Bursar At University of Memphis
- Wednesday, October 01, 2008
Carol Warren has accepted the position of bursar in the Division of Business & Finance at the University of Memphis. Warren is a graduate of the University of Memphis and has experience in student financial service operations working for the U of M previously as the assistant bursar. Before joining the university, Warren spent several years in the Loan Division at First Tennessee Bank.
43. Beale Street Funding, Other Issues Raised At Council Meeting
- Thursday, November 08, 2007
Memphis City Council members this week marked the 24th anniversary of the opening of the renovated Beale Street entertainment district with an old question: When does the city get money from the district it owns?
44. Homeowner Nightmares: Mortgage Crunch Impact Spreading Far and Wide
- Tuesday, August 28, 2007
The walls are bare, the closets are empty, and Connie and Timothy Pent and their two teenage children are living out of boxes as they wait for a dreaded knock at the door of their three-bedroom house in Ocala, Fla.
45. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, August 15, 2001
The Tennessee Human Rights Commission named officers for the next year: Dr The Tennessee Human Rights Commission named officers for the next year: Dr. Benjamin Hooks, chairman; the Rev. John Gilmore, vice chair for West Tennessee; Brad Hodge, vice c...
46. Archived Article: Law Focus
- Thursday, April 16, 1998
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Defer and relieve Two new laws will make more income available to senior citizens living on fixed incomes By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News Proposed changes in Tennessee tax law could provide financial help for senior citizens l...
47. Archived Article: Gray's Creek Lj
- Thursday, June 20, 1996
lj 10/5 cates Home building industry ambivalent about balanced growth policy By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Although Memphis builders and developers would like nothing better than to see sewer lines extended into the Grays Creek area in Shelby Cou...