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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. Democrats Look to Cooperate on Key Issues
- Thursday, December 28, 2017
With the state’s budget projected to be tight and lawmakers lining up to run for re-election in 2018, the coming legislative session isn’t expected to yield many surprises.
But the 110th General Assembly still has a long row to hoe as the session starts Jan. 9 with new legislative offices and committee rooms in the renovated Cordell Hull Building in downtown Nashville.
3. Last Word: Grizz Speculation, SCS Grade Floors and Cedar Heights
- Thursday, December 14, 2017
Grizz lose to the Wizards 93-87 in Washington. And ESPN columnist Zach Lowe says the team has lost its identity as well as a lot of games. CBSSports reports Marc Gasol is open to a trade but will not request one. And if you are looking to go far afield with the theories, here’s one from a Dallas Mavericks fansight, mavsmoneyball, that includes a really good graphic on the salaries of Grizz players.
4. Tennessee Prisons Chief Vows More Private Prison Accountability
- Thursday, December 14, 2017
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee's corrections chief says his department didn't fine the nation's largest private prison operator for staffing shortages later identified in an audit because the company seemed to be trying hard to fill vacancies.
5. Haslam: No Imminent Change to Private Prisons Expected
- Wednesday, November 29, 2017
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam says he doesn't anticipate any imminent change in the state's use of private prisons after an audit found some of those facilities were understaffed and the staffing information they provided was at times incorrect or withheld.
6. Redshirt Season Helps Johnson Improve Game
- Friday, June 30, 2017
Jalen Johnson’s first season on Tennessee’s basketball team didn’t go as planned. Now, he’s better for it.
The 6-foot-5 wing from Durham, North Carolina, arrived on campus last fall barely 170 pounds and competing for minutes with the likes of Robert Hubbs III, who led the Vols in scoring (13.7) and minutes (31.6) as a senior last season.
7. The Press Box: Conley Finds His Best Game Starts with Him
- Friday, May 19, 2017
After Mike Conley signed the richest deal in NBA history last summer – five years and $153 million – his old coach with the Memphis Grizzlies, Lionel Hollins, made a couple of predictions during an interview on SiriusXM NBA Radio.
8. Soulful Sounds Made in Memphis Again
- Wednesday, May 17, 2017
An original Stax Records sign hangs in the stairwell of the new Made in Memphis Entertainment facility as inspiration for artists and guests entering as they head up to the new company’s main offices.
9. Spurs Win Series with 103-96 Victory in Game 6
- Friday, April 28, 2017
With 6:29 left in the fourth quarter San Antonio’s Danny Green fouled Mike Conley as he was attempting a 3-point shot. It was a mistake that went against the Spurs’ championship DNA. And when Conley made all three free throws, the Memphis Grizzlies owned an 88-81 lead late Thursday night within the friendly confines of FedExForum.
10. Grizzlies Even Series with Spurs in Game 4 OT Victory
- Monday, April 24, 2017
It’s a series now. Check that, it’s more than a series.
It’s a gunfight minus the spoons. It’s the No. 7 seed Memphis Grizzlies having a real chance to take out the No. 2 San Antonio Spurs and the NBA’s preeminent coach and a cold-blooded superstar that almost single-handedly broke Bluff City hearts.
11. Game 1 Suggests Grizzlies Don’t Have Enough to Compete for 48 Minutes
- Monday, April 17, 2017
The Grizzlies can win a quarter. They won the first quarter in Game 1 of their playoff series at San Antonio. Even led by as many as 13 points before carrying a 30-25 lead into the second quarter.
But in the three quarters that followed they were outscored 27-19, 32-15 and 27-18. That added up to a 111-82 loss that, until the Grizzlies prove otherwise, confirmed the worst fears about how this series will go.
12. If It’s the NBA Playoffs, It Must Be Grizzlies vs. Spurs
- Friday, April 14, 2017
For the fifth time in the 10 playoff seasons in franchise history, the Memphis Grizzlies will play the San Antonio Spurs. They have been swept them by them in the first round twice (2004 and 2016), swept in the Western Conference Finals (2013) and shocked the NBA by upsetting the Spurs as the No. 8 seed in the first round (2011).
13. State Employees' Group Calling for an End of Private Prisons
- Wednesday, August 24, 2016
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – An association representing state employees in Tennessee wants the state to stop using private prisons.
The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/2bBeIKn) reports that Tennessee State Employee Association President Bryan Merritt is calling on the Tennessee Department of Correction to end the use of private prisons because he says state employees already do a great job managing prisons. He says private prisons provide an inferior product, lower levels of safety and security and debatable savings.
14. Last Word: Delayed Reaction, UTHSC Simulates and Ali Takes On The Fords
- Monday, June 6, 2016
If you like to unplug on the weekends, you probably got plugged back in sooner than expected Sunday to the violent rampage Downtown Saturday evening. It ended with a Memphis Police officer dead – run over at Beale and B.B. King – allegedly by a suspect in the shootings of three people on Downtown’s northern end – two of them in critical condition – less than a half hour earlier.
15. Tennessee's Newest Prison Halts Admissions After Problems
- Wednesday, May 25, 2016
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee's newest prison has had to halt new admissions after just four months of full operation.
A memorandum from a state prison official about the privately run Trousdale Turner Correctional Facility says guards there do not have control of the housing units, aren't counting inmates correctly, and are sending them to solitary confinement for no documented reason.
16. Grizzlies' Season Ends with Heart and Tears
- Monday, April 25, 2016
Game 4 of this miserable first-round playoff sweep at the hands of the San Antonio Spurs was almost done. Only a few minutes of garbage time remained.
And the question from Dave Joerger to veterans Matt Barnes and Vince Carter was a simple one: Do you want to stay out there, to keep playing, and to end this thing with your boots on?
17. Grizzlies Hope to Grind Out a Playoff Win at Home
- Thursday, April 21, 2016
April 22, 2004. The Memphis Grizzlies’ first home playoff game in franchise history at The Pointed House now known as Bass Pro Shops.
Hubie Brown was the Grizzlies coach then, and the NBA’s Coach of the Year for overseeing a 50-win season. The Gasol on the team was Pau and Bonzi Wells was the more controlled forerunner to Lance “Born Ready” Stephenson.
18. Grizzlies Have No Answers for Machine That Is The Spurs
- Tuesday, March 29, 2016
To find 31 point and 13 rebounds in the Grizzlies’ locker room, you would have had to gather two or three players together. But in the locker room of the San Antonio Spurs, all those points and rebounds were in one place, in the person of forward LaMarcus Aldridge after the Spurs had defeated the Grizzlies 101-87 on Monday, March 28 at FedExForum.
19. Spurs Snap Grizzlies' Four-Game Winning Streak, 92-82
- Monday, November 23, 2015
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs played poorly, were not sharp and heard all about it during a fiery timeout.
Imagine if they had lost.
Kawhi Leonard scored 19 points, Tony Parker had 18 and the Spurs held on to snap the Memphis Grizzlies' four-game winning streak with a 92-82 victory Saturday night.
20. Gasol Back in Fold, Grizzlies Still In Thick of Tough Western Conference
- Friday, July 10, 2015
There were a few mildly uneasy days between the arrival of Grizzlies controlling owner Robert Pera in Spain and the news that, yes, All-Star center Marc Gasol would indeed re-sign with the team. And not just for a short-term deal, but a five-year max contract (about $113 million) with a player option after the fourth year.
21. Memphis & The Law
- Saturday, April 25, 2015
Before there was Law Week, there was Law Day.
The observance by the Memphis Bar Association as well as bar associations and attorneys across the country was created in the mid-1950s as a way of promoting the legal community and its impact.
22. Grizzlies Hope to Continue Building Off Spurs Defeat
- Thursday, January 1, 2015
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – The Memphis Grizzlies made sure early that they didn't go to triple overtime again against the San Antonio Spurs.
Fueled by 16 first-quarter points from Mike Conley, the Grizzlies built an early 10-point lead, eventually led by 16 and weathered a fourth-quarter push by the Spurs for a 95-87 victory over San Antonio on Tuesday night.
23. Grizzlies Brass Has Challenge In Analyzing Player Minutes
- Friday, October 31, 2014
It took but a single game for one of the Memphis Grizzlies’ main dilemmas to present itself. Namely, what’s a coach to do when his starters are playing well and the bench is giving him almost nothing?
24. ‘Pop’ at Top of His Game One More Time
- Friday, June 20, 2014
Numbers rarely lie, and in Gregg Popovich’s case they finally piled up in a way too compelling to ignore.
Five NBA titles spread over 15 years is a dynasty, even – maybe especially – in this era of short attention spans. It’s long past time Popovich got the credit he deserves.
25. No Bluffing
- Saturday, April 19, 2014
Each season the last home game at FedExForum is Fan Appreciation Night and a Grizzlies’ player is charged with grabbing the microphone and walking to center court to say a few words before tip-off.
26. Sherman Breath of Fresh Air for Sportswriters
- Friday, January 24, 2014
I have waited for San Antonio point guard Tony Parker to take a shower, dress, whip a winter scarf around his neck and then say something so boring that my tape recorder yawned.
27. ‘Under the Radar’ Conley Carrying Grizzlies This Season
- Friday, January 17, 2014
Already, the national conversation has started. Who deserves to be on the NBA’s Western Conference All-Star team?
In Memphis, that question has become personal as fans and players stump for point guard Mike Conley. After Conley scored 31 points with seven assists (his second straight 30-point performance) in a five-point win over Phoenix, Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph pretty much spoke for everyone with a vested interest on this topic.
28. CEO Predictions for the Next 100 Years of Flying
- Wednesday, January 1, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) – Millions of people step aboard airplanes each day, complaining about the lack of legroom and overhead space but almost taking for granted that they can travel thousands of miles in just a few hours.
29. Grizzlies Make Appearance on Annual GM Survey
- Thursday, October 24, 2013
The results from the 12th annual GM survey from NBA.com are in and the Grizzlies show up in several categories. But Tony Allen was the only player to finish first in a category as the league’s general managers voted him the league’s best perimeter defender.
30. NBA Playoffs Serve as Reminder: Players More Valuable Than Coaches
- Friday, June 21, 2013
Game 6 of the NBA Finals was a lot of things, including epic and unbelievable and an instant classic. But it was also something else: a vivid reminder that players matter more than coaches.
From TV to Twitter San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, roundly recognized as the best coach in the NBA, took much criticism for the Spurs letting go of a 5-point lead with 28.2 seconds remaining as their fifth NBA title vanished – at least for a night.
31. Spurs Provide Right Role Model for Grizzlies
- Friday, May 31, 2013
Every time Tony Parker made another impossible shot, he was easy to hate. Every time Tim Duncan turned back the clock by sprinting down the court, he was easy to hate. Every time coach Gregg Popovich made an adjustment and put the Grizzlies’ offense deeper into the mud, he was easy to hate.
32. Can Grizz Dig Out of Conference Finals Hole?
- Friday, May 24, 2013
So the family room is full for Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals. It’s the third quarter, or maybe early in the fourth, and there’s a moment of quiet.
“Wow, that’s a slow-moving system,” my wife says.
33. Grizzlies Confident Despite Odds Against Them
- Friday, May 24, 2013
The Grizzlies have to win four of five to beat the San Antonio Spurs and advance to the NBA Finals. In other words, if reality itself could hold up a towel it would read: “I don’t bluff.”
The Grizzlies dropped the first two games in San Antonio and, historically speaking, a fool would soon part with his money if betting on the Grizzlies to come back and win the series. Because when a team wins the first two games of a seven-game series, it goes on to win that series 93.7 percent of the time. The Grizzlies already have upset these odds once, falling behind the Los Angeles Clippers 0-2 in this year’s opening-round playoff series before rallying to win four straight.
34. Conley Proving Adept at Stealing the Show
- Friday, April 5, 2013
The question came at Lionel Hollins as a compliment, the way many questions after dramatic victories do.
The Grizzlies had just beaten the San Antonio Spurs, 92-90, at a rowdy FedExForum on a driving layup by point guard Mike Conley for the team’s 50th win – tying the franchise record. So the coach was asked to explain his team’s “resiliency.”
35. Grizzlies Show Fatigue As Season Grinds On
- Friday, February 10, 2012
This isn’t the San Antonio Spurs’ first rodeo, so spare them the tales of woe over the lockout-shortened season, its compressed schedule and more back-to-back games.
If any other NBA team wants to complain about the schedule, well, it is a free country. But understand: On Monday, Feb. 6, the Spurs started their annual “Rodeo Road Trip” with an 89-84 victory over the Grizzlies at FedExForum. It was just the first of nine straight road games – covering 7,941 miles – due to the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo taking over their arena.
36. Parker, Duncan Lead Spurs Past Grizzlies 89-84
- Tuesday, February 7, 2012
MEMPHIS (AP) – Tony Parker appreciates San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich's conservation plan.
37. Spurs Hand Grizzlies 4th Straight Loss, 83-73
- Tuesday, January 31, 2012
MEMPHIS (AP) – The San Antonio Spurs hardly looked like an aging team playing the second night of a back-to-back.
But the Memphis Grizzlies sure appeared to be a team still in a haze from a four-game road trip.
38. At Spill Hearing, BP CEO Says He's 'Deeply Sorry'
- Friday, June 18, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - Chastened by heavy criticism from lawmakers, a grim-faced BP chief executive Tony Hayward said Thursday he was "deeply sorry" for his company's catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
39. Housing Divided
- Monday, November 23, 2009
A couple of years ago, when Clay Thompson of Memphis decided it was time to stop renting, he set his sights on the Downtown condominium market. He was especially interested in the old warehouses in the South Main Historic Arts District that had been converted to condos.
40. Hennessy Joins Board Of Opportunity Scholarship Trust
- Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Scott C. Hennessy, president and chief executive officer of True Temper Sports, has joined the board of directors of Memphis Opportunity Scholarship Trust.
Hennessy will help direct the operations and growth of the nonprofit organization, which provides scholarships and tuition assistance. Hennessy also serves on the Board of Governors of the National Golf Foundation.
41. Black Repertory Theater to Open on Marshall
- Monday, May 8, 2006
A neighborhood on the edge of Downtown is seeing some growth, the newest of which is a black repertory theater.
The 70-seat, 3,200-square-foot Hattiloo Theater is scheduled to open Sept. 22 at 656 Marshall Ave. and will focus on black theater and art. The building belongs to Pinkney Herbert, the owner of the Marshall Arts gallery at 639 Marshall.
42. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, October 1, 1997
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43. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, October 1, 1997
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44. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, July 30, 1997
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45. Archived Article: Inv Focus
- Monday, December 11, 1995
12/11 jts invest. focus Consider varying styles of investment for different goals By JAMES SNYDER The Daily News For secure investment guaranteeing a solid return, the common wisdom is diversification: make sure some of your money finds its way into...