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1. Investigator: FDA Still Taking Months to Recall Tainted Food -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal health officials failed to force a recall of peanut butter and almond products for three months after advanced DNA testing confirmed salmonella contamination, government investigators reported Thursday.

2. Pro-Nuclear GOP Senator Urges Tennessee to Reject Wind Farm -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander is urging his fellow Tennesseans to oppose what he calls an "unsightly" wind farm near the Cumberland Mountain State Park.

The longtime supporter of nuclear power argued on the Senate floor this week that the 23 wind turbines Apex Clean Energy wants to install are "massive" and would spoil the "natural beauty of our state."

3. FedEx, er, University of Memphis to Big 12? -

The slogan still resonates: When it absolutely, positively has to be there overnight.

All the world came to know that was Federal Express. I can remember knowing it was Federal Express.

4. Shoot for a Basketball Coaching Star? Memphis Would Have to Pay Big -

Josh Pastner is officially the new head coach at Georgia Tech and the University of Memphis is officially in the coach search business.

5. Sports Notebook: Lynch at Gruden’s QB Camp, Memphis Defense, Cards' Leadoff Hitter -

If you want to see the whole thing, Jon Gruden’s QB Camp with former University of Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch will air at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 16, on ESPN. The NFL Draft is April 28-30 in Chicago.

6. The $10.6 Million Question: Fire Josh Pastner or Keep Him? -

The Hall-of-Fame coach was speaking on ESPN Radio’s “Mike & Mike,” his team sitting on the outside looking in on this year’s NCAA Tournament because of his university’s own imposed ban:

7. SEC Still Overrated? Wrap Your Head Around SEC West, Says Bielema -

That an Arkansas team played its best football at season’s end, coming into Memphis and defeating Kansas State 45-23 in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl, hardly qualifies as a surprise.

But the Southeastern Conference’s eight bowl wins – the most by a conference in a season – did seem to shake up some folks.

8. One Tigers Football Era Ends, Another Begins -

As handoffs go, this one was a fumble.

From two great seasons under Justin Fuente to one game under an interim coach – tough spot for retained assistant Darrell Dickey, by the way – and now the ball is to be carried forward by first-time head coach Mike Norvell.

9. Memorable Events of 2015 will Spill Into 2016 -

When you really get down to it, history is a collection of moments, moments that, when they fall one after the other over the long arc of time, eventually form the tapestry representing who we are.

10. Walking On in Memphis Is A Big Part of Tigers Turnaround -

They come from near and far, from Christian Brothers, Millington and Whitehaven high schools. From Atco, N.J., League City, Texas, and Newnan, Ga.

11. Cruz Touts Support for Arming Service Members in Tennessee -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz on Tuesday touted his support for allowing service members to be armed following last summer's shootings in Chattanooga.

12. Howorth Sworn in For Second Term as TVA Director -

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Richard Howorth has been sworn in to a second term on the Tennessee Valley Authority board of directors.

Howorth's brother, Mississippi Third Circuit Judge Andrew K. Howorth, swore him in Wednesday in Oxford, Mississippi, to the five-year term. He was nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed unanimously by the Senate.

13. The Right Fit -

It was the middle of the season and the Tigers were rolling along at 7-0. They had climbed to No. 16 in the national polls and Paxton Lynch was being talked about as potentially the best quarterback in next spring’s NFL Draft.

14. College Football’s Coaching Carousel Is Still Spinning -

In an ideal world, a kid climbs aboard a carousel and it’s all fun and good times. But the reality is, sometimes the experience is dizzying – even nauseating.

And so it goes with the current college football coaching carousel.

15. Fuente’s Departure From Memphis Bittersweet for All -

Justin Fuente should have coached in different time, a simpler time. Before this postmodern era of college football in which we all live. Before TV controlled everything.

Before there were Power Five conferences and before conferences had their own networks.

16. Fuente’s Departure From Memphis Bittersweet for All -

Justin Fuente should have coached in different time, a simpler time. Before this postmodern era of college football in which we all live. Before TV controlled everything.

Before there were Power Five conferences and before conferences had their own networks.

17. Fuente’s Leaving Bittersweet for All -

Justin Fuente should have coached in different time, a simpler time.

Before this postmodern era of college football in which we all live.

Before TV controlled everything.

Before there were Power Five conferences and before conferences had their own networks.

18. Fuente’s Leaving Bittersweet for All -

Justin Fuente should have coached in different time, a simpler time.

Before this postmodern era of college football in which we all live.

Before TV controlled everything.

Before there were Power Five conferences and before conferences had their own networks.

19. Fuente’s Leaving Bittersweet for All -

Justin Fuente should have coached in different time, a simpler time.

Before this postmodern era of college football in which we all live.

Before TV controlled everything.

Before there were Power Five conferences and before conferences had their own networks.

20. 22 Sports Blessings Worth Giving Thanks For -

Counting the blessings and giving sporting thanks for:

• John Calipari not hiring Keelon Lawson.

• Women who don’t like football but still let their men watch football on Thanksgiving. Y’all get it.

21. TVA Surpasses 3-Year Cost Reduction Goal by More Than $100M -

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — The Tennessee Valley Authority says it surpassed its $500 million goal for reducing operation and maintenance costs over a three-year period. Officials say the utility beat the goal by more than $100 million.

22. The Week Ahead: Nov. 23, 2015 -

How was your weekend, Memphis? Here’s our weekly rundown of local happenings you need to know about, from The Peabody’s 36-foot dessert table to your potential (fingers-crossed, maybe not) last chance to see Paxton Lynch at the Liberty Bowl…

23. College Football Notebook: Bielema High on the Hog -

After a 1-3 start, Arkansas has won five of its last six games and last weekend handled then-No. 9 Louisiana State with relative ease in Baton Rouge, winning 31-14.

The victory moved the Razorbacks to 6-4 overall, 4-2 in the Southeastern Conference, and coach Bret Bielema had some things to say about that. Of course he did.

24. Hoops & Dreams -

They were but a few words, yet they seemed to capture the mindset of the University of Memphis basketball program’s high-expectation fan base.

“Get back to like it was,” said former Tigers guard Jeremy Hunt.

25. Tigers Picked Fifth in AAC, Goodwin Gets Early Honors -

The University of Memphis Tigers basketball team was picked to finish fifth in the preseason American Athletic Conference Coaches Poll, while senior Shaq Goodwin was named to the Preseason All-Conference Second Team.

26. Tigers Picked Fifth in AAC, Goodwin Gets Early Honors -

The University of Memphis Tigers basketball team was picked to finish fifth in the preseason American Athletic Conference Coaches Poll, while senior Shaq Goodwin was named to the Preseason All-Conference Second Team.

27. American Uprising: Memphis, Temple Join Houston in AP Top 25 -

The American Athletic Conference wants to be considered closer in quality to the Power Five conferences than it is to its fellow Group of Five leagues.

That claim is backed up by the results this season, including an American uprising in the AP Top 25.

28. Fuente: AAC Shouldn’t be Shy About Accomplishments -

Virginia Tech, Penn State, Louisville, Miami (Fla.) and Kansas all know the feeling. They are Power Five schools that this season have lost to American Athletic Conference teams. But even beyond the victories, the AAC’s teams draw attention for close losses. East Carolina, which defeated Virginia Tech, only lost by a touchdown to Florida.

29. TVA Seeking Public Input on Coal Ash Study -

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Valley Authority is seeking public input on a study for closing coal ash storage sites.

The agency wants input on the scope of its Environmental Impact Statement to address the disposal of ash and other coal combustion residuals at its coal plants.

30. College Football Notebook: Expert Predicts Top Teams, Fuente’s Future in Memphis -

With college football season about to kick off, The Daily News threw a few questions at USA Today’s George Schroeder, national college football writer and a past president of the Football Writers Association of America.

31. Dollar Tree Completes $8.5 Billion Purchase of Family Dollar -

NEW YORK (AP) – Dollar Tree has completed its $8.5 billion acquisition of rival discount chain Family Dollar after a year-long struggle that drew in antitrust regulators and rival bids.

32. Supreme Court Upholds Use of Controversial Execution Drug -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Trading sharp words, a deeply divided Supreme Court upheld the use of a controversial drug in lethal-injection executions Monday, even as two dissenting justices said for the first time they think it's "highly likely" the death penalty itself is unconstitutional.

33. Blight Fight -

Somer Smith and three colleagues were busy Thursday, June 11, cruising around the South End portion of Downtown on the lookout for neglected properties.

Smith, an associate at Brewer & Barlow PLC and a second-year student in the City and Regional Planning graduate program at the University of Memphis, was canvassing the area around Crump Boulevard and West Virginia Street as part of a volunteer force organized by the Downtown Memphis Commission to conduct a sweeping survey of property conditions.

34. Regulators Move Toward Operating License for Nuclear Plant -

SPRING CITY, Tenn. (AP) – Federal regulators have voted to grant an operating license for the Unit 2 reactor at the Tennessee Valley Authority's Watts Bar nuclear plant as long as regulatory requirements are met.

35. In-State Emphasis Paying Off for Vols Swim Program -

You don’t need to search the Allan Jones Aquatic Center for a reminder of Tennessee’s glory years in men’s swimming under legendary coach Ray Bussard.

Hanging from the rafters are 10 SEC championship banners and the 1978 NCAA championship banner. Bussard coached eight SEC championship teams – the first in 1969 and seven consecutive from 1972-78 – and the NCAA title team.

36. TVA to Rely More on Natural Gas, Renewable Energy -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The country's largest public utility will rely more on natural gas and renewable energy in the future.

On Monday, the Tennessee Valley Authority released its integrated resource plan for the next 20 years. The plan is a roadmap of how the utility intends to respond in good or bad economic times or during periods of more environmental regulation.

37. TVA Sets Record Demand for February -

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Valley Authority says cold temperatures this week drove customers to set a record for demand for February.

TVA says the power demand hit an estimated 32,129 megawatts at 7 a.m. EST on Thursday. At that time, average temperatures in its coverage area hovered around 7 degrees.

38. TVA Asks Customers to Conserve Energy During Cold Weather -

The Tennessee Valley Authority is asking customers to conserve energy as some of the coldest temperatures in more than a year are expected to hit Wednesday night and last through Friday.

TVA said in a statement on Wednesday that the request is one step in helping to ensure that safe and reliable electricity is available. It is expecting peak demand for power to occur Thursday morning.

39. Campbell’s Gamble Finally Pays With Scholarship -

KNOXVILLE – Galen Campbell might get to play a minute here or there as the University of Tennessee men’s basketball team pursues its surprising run toward bubble status for the NCAA tournament.

40. Weather Service to Boost Computing Power -

The National Weather Service is about to boost its computing power by more than tenfold, which officials hope will translate to better forecasts.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's two supercomputers will more than triple in computational ability this month and more than triple again by October. Computers will go from now being able to handle 426 trillion operations a second to 5,000 trillion calculations in the fall.

41. National Weather Service to Boost Computing Power -

The National Weather Service is about to boost its computing power by more than tenfold, which officials hope will translate to better forecasts.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's two supercomputers will more than triple in computational ability this month and more than triple again by October. Computers will go from now being able to handle 426 trillion operations a second to 5,000 trillion calculations in the fall.

42. NCAA Contenders Include the 'Little Guys' -

Every March they become the nation's darlings.

This year, a host of stalwarts aren't waiting nearly that long to establish themselves as contenders – either for their own, non-power conferences or possibly the Final Four after another round of realignment.

43. Old Friends Conspire to Get Tennessee a Better Bowl -

For all the tough times University of Tennessee football has endured in recent years, a turn for the better was bound to happen.

It certainly did early this week.

UT’s invitation to the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville – now called the TaxSlayer Bowl – was a stunning coup for a 6-6 team that seemed destined for anything but a January bowl on the beach.

44. TVA Taking Closer Look at Energy Efficiency -

The Tennessee Valley Authority is taking a closer look at energy efficiency as it works on a long-range energy resources plan.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports the federal utility is using advanced computer modeling to determine how valuable energy efficiency will be in meeting its long-term power needs.

45. Fannie, Freddie Post Profits in Third Quarter; Pay Dividends -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Government-controlled mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac posted profits for the July-September period as the U.S. housing market continued to recover. Gains in recent years have enabled them to fully repay their government aid after being rescued during the financial crisis in 2008.

46. TVA Taking Closer Look at Energy Efficiency -

The Tennessee Valley Authority is taking a closer look at energy efficiency as it works on a long-range energy resources plan.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports the federal utility is using advanced computer modeling to determine how valuable energy efficiency will be in meeting its long-term power needs.

47. Leadership and Fundraising -

“... The true leader can be recognized because somehow or other his people consistently turn in superior performances. ... A leader is great, not because of his or her power, but because of his or her ability to empower others. Success without a successor is failure.”

48. Influence Game: Chemical Trade Tries to Shape Regulations -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The powerful chemical industry is putting its lobbying muscle behind legislation that would establish standards for chemicals used in products from household goods to cellphones and plastic water bottles – but also make it tougher for states to enact their own regulations.

49. TVA: Watts Bar More Than 90 Percent Complete -

SPRING CITY, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Valley Authority says work on the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant is more than 90 percent complete.

The federal agency announced a target completion date for the plant's Unit 2 reactor of December 2015.

50. Clean-Air Rules Assailed as Too Much, Too Little -

DENVER (AP) — Hundreds of people across the country lined up Tuesday to tell the Environmental Protection Agency that its new rules for power-plant pollution either go too far or not far enough.

51. FAA, Developers Clash Over Tall Buildings -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The government wants to dramatically reduce the allowable height of buildings near hundreds of airports – a proposal that is drawing fire from real estate developers and members of Congress who say it will reduce property values.

52. Is a College Degree Still Worth It? Study Says Yes -

NEW YORK (AP) – Some comforting news for recent college graduates facing a tough job market and years of student loan payments: That college degree is still worth it.

Those with bachelor's or associate's degrees earn more money over their lifetime than those who skip college, even after factoring in the cost of higher education, according to a report released Tuesday by The Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The study, by economists Jaison R. Abel and Richard Deitz, also found that a degree is still a good investment for college grads whose jobs don't require college. About a third of all college graduates remain underemployed for most of their careers.

53. Obama: Power Plant Rule Will Shrink Power Prices -

WASHINGTON (AP) – In a sweeping initiative to curb pollutants blamed for global warming, the Obama administration unveiled a plan Monday aimed at cutting carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third by 2030. But it delays the deadline for some states to begin complying until long after President Barack Obama leaves office.

54. TVA Off to Good Start in Meeting Emissions Goals -

MEMPHIS (AP) – The Tennessee Valley Authority says it appears to have a good start in meeting goals set by President Barack Obama's administration aimed at cutting carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.

55. TVA: Watts Bar Set for December 2015 Completion -

SPRING CITY, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Valley Authority says work on the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant has moved from large-scale construction to completion and testing of individual plant systems.

56. Arkansas Among Few States With Majority Override -

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A political scientist says that while veto overrides are rare in Arkansas, they could become more common if the margin between Democrats and Republicans at the statehouse remains narrow.

57. Primaries Offer First Major Test of Voter ID Laws -

WASHINGTON (AP) – In elections that begin next week, voters in 10 states will be required to present photo identification before casting ballots – the first major test of voter ID laws after years of legal challenges arguing that the measures are designed to suppress voting.

58. Beretta to Build New Firearms Plant in Tennessee -

NASHVILLE (AP) – Italian gun maker Beretta said Wednesday that Tennessee's support for gun rights was a major factor in its decision to build a manufacturing and research facility in the Nashville suburb of Gallatin.

59. TVA Asking Customers to Conserve -

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Valley Authority is asking customers to reduce their power usage in an effort to deal with subfreezing temperatures that are causing a high demand for electricity across the southeast.

60. Gun Advocates Appeal 'Firearms Freedom Act' Ruling -

HELENA, Mont. (AP) – Gun advocates asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to overturn a lower court's ruling against state laws designed to buck federal gun rules.

Earlier this year, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a district judge's decision against the 2009 Montana Firearms Freedom Act. The law attempts to declare that federal firearms regulations don't apply to guns kept in the state where they were manufactured.

61. TVA Increases CEO Pay in Fiscal 2013 -

The Tennessee Valley Authority says in a filing that it paid Chief Executive Officer Bill Johnson $5.9 million during his nine months on the job in fiscal year 2013.

62. TVA Increases CEO Pay in Fiscal 2013 -

The Tennessee Valley Authority says in a filing that it paid Chief Executive Officer Bill Johnson $5.9 million during his nine months on the job in fiscal year 2013.

63. Supreme Court Term Begins Amid Government Shutdown -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court began its new term Monday by turning away hundreds of appeals, including Virginia's bid to revive its anti-sodomy law.

The justices took the bench just past 10 o'clock on the first Monday in October, even as much of the rest of the government was coping with a partial shutdown.

64. Logistics Limelight -

World-renowned as a logistics and distribution hub, Memphis will further raise its profile this month with events that showcase the city’s transportation assets and standing in the global economy.

65. Work Begins on Project at TVA's Gallatin Plant -

NASHVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee Valley Authority is beginning work this week on part of a project that will reduce emissions at its coal-burning power plant in Gallatin.

The Tennessean reports workers are set to start pouring concrete for a 370-foot chimney, which is part of a $1.1 billion project that aims to produce cleaner air by cutting certain emissions by up to 96 percent.

66. International Paper Board Expands to 11 Members -

International Paper is increasing the size of its board to 11 members with the addition of Jay Johnson, former chairman and CEO of defense contractor General Dynamics Corp.

67. TVA Called On to Expand Solar Energy Program -

NASHVILLE (AP) – Energy firms and conservation groups are calling on the Tennessee Valley Authority to expand its small-scale solar energy program.

The federal utility launched the program about 10 years ago to boost the solar industry in Tennessee. It allows generators of solar power to connect to the electrical grid and sell back the power they produce at a higher-than-market rate.

68. TVA Won't Ask to Raise Borrowing Cap -

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Valley Authority won't ask Congress to raise its borrowing cap for at least the next 10 years.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that the federal utility says it anticipates being able to reduce its net borrowing in the next two years and reduce its debt over a decade by $5 billion. That's because the demand for electricity is slowing.

69. TVA Board Votes for 1.5 Percent Rate Increase -

NASHVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee Valley Authority's board of directors voted Thursday to increase its base rate by 1.5 percent, the first increase by the nation's largest public utility in two years.

70. Car Company's Tunica Plans Haven't Come to Fruition -

TUNICA, Miss. (AP) – It seemed like a win for everyone involved when a startup car company, backed by political heavyweights, wooed investors with plans to build a massive auto plant in the Mississippi Delta, hire thousands of people and pump out a brand new line of fuel-efficient vehicles.

71. TVA Appoints New Chief Nuclear Officer -

KNOXVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee Valley Authority has appointed Joseph Grimes as chief nuclear officer.

72. Cates Wears Multiple Hats as Litigator, Prosecutor -

Taylor Cates, attorney with Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC, describes himself as “an adequate rhythm guitar player.”

73. Mitsubishi Back Story Moves to Manufacturing -

The back story of the new Mitsubishi Electric Power Products Inc. plant that formally opened in Southwest Memphis last week includes a sewer pipe, the Mojave Desert and artificial lightning.

74. Mitsubishi Plant Opens in Southwest Memphis -

A group of 200 dignitaries marked the formal opening Friday, April 19, of the Mitsubishi Electric Power Products Inc. plant in Southwest Memphis.

75. White House Announces Anti-Theft Trade Strategy -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration announced a broad new effort Wednesday to fight the growing theft of American trade secrets following fresh evidence linking cyberstealing to China's military.

76. Court: Obama Appointments are Unconstitutional -

WASHINGTON (AP) – In a setback for President Barack Obama, a federal appeals court ruled Friday that he violated the Constitution in making recess appointments last year, a decision that could severely curtail the president's ability to bypass the Senate to fill administration vacancies.

77. A Season for More -

Last season, the Grizzlies made the playoffs and even earned home-court advantage for their first-round series against the Los Angeles Clippers.

Last season, the Tigers made the NCAA Tournament after winning the regular season and tournament Conference USA championships.

78. FDA Regulation of Pharmacies has Knotty History -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The deadly meningitis outbreak linked to contaminated pain injections has prompted calls for tighter federal regulation of compounding pharmacies, which have periodically been blamed for crippling and sometimes fatal injuries. But this isn't the first time Congress has pushed for more authority over the industry.

79. Business Making an Anti-Regulation Pitch to Voters -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The National Association of Manufacturers, U.S. Chamber of Commerce and National Federation of Independent Business are working to make the anti-regulatory fervor their members share an issue in the last weeks of the campaign.

80. Back to the Gridiron -

It was the last day before fall practice would begin. First-year University of Memphis football coach Justin Fuente couldn’t wait to get started.

“This is the longest day of the year,” he said.

81. TVA Prices 10-Year Bonds at Record Interest Rate -

The Tennessee Valley Authority is offering $1 billion in 10-year global power bonds bearing an interest rate of 1.875, the lowest interest rate ever on a TVA long-term bond.

TVA said in a statement Tuesday, Aug. 7, that the public utility issued the 10-year bond with a yield of 1.97 percent on Monday to use to pay down short-term debt. Fitch Ratings assigned a AAA rating to the bonds on Monday.

82. TVA Operating Revenues Up 5 Percent This Quarter -

Hot weather from April to June, including a heat wave that sent temperatures soaring above 100 degrees for four straight days, led to a 5 percent increase in operating revenues for the Tennessee Valley Authority this quarter.

83. SCO’s Steele Receives Optometry Recognition -

Dr. Glen T. Steele, a professor at the Southern College of Optometry, has received the prestigious William Feinbloom Award from the American Academy of Optometry for his work with InfantSEE.

84. TVA Says Fuel Cost 3.1 Percent Lower in January -

KNOXVILLE (AP) – A 3.1 percent decrease in the Tennessee Valley Authority's fuel cost will bring down average residential electric bills in January by between $2 and $4.

TVA said in a statement on Wednesday that the decrease is related to hydroelectric generation in November that was almost 30 percent higher than expected. That meant the utility did not have to rely as much on more expensive sources of electricity. Also sales were slightly lower than expected.

85. GAO Says TVA Slow on Energy Efficiency Planning -

KNOXVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee Valley Authority lacks a formal long term capital spending management plan and its proposed spending on power generating along with promised pollution controls mean tough times ahead, the U.S. Government Accountability Office said in a report.

86. GOP Faces Uphill Battle on Policy Issues -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Conservative flashpoint issues from abortion and abstinence education to President Barack Obama's health care law are the biggest obstacles to Congress completing a massive year-end spending bill next week that would keep the government running through next September.

87. TVA Tax Equivalents in 2011 Total $530 Million -

KNOXVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee Valley Authority has paid $530 million in tax equivalent payments in fiscal year 2011 to states and local governments where it sells electricity or has power properties.

88. Supreme Court Will Hear Health Care Case This Term -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court said Monday it will hear arguments next March over President Barack Obama's health care overhaul – a case that could shake the political landscape as voters are deciding if Obama deserves another term.

89. TVA Says Fuel Cost 2.8 Percent Higher in December -

KNOXVILLE (AP) – A 2.8 percent increase in the Tennessee Valley Authority's fuel cost will boost average residential electric bills in December between $1.50 and $3.50.

TVA said in a statement Monday that demand for December is projected to be about 16 percent higher than November and TVA expects to use higher cost resources. The December forecast shows purchased power contributing to almost half the increase.

90. US Appeals Court Upholds Obama Health Care Law -

WASHINGTON (AP) – A conservative-leaning panel of US appellate judges on Tuesday upheld President Barack Obama's health care law as constitutional, helping set up a Supreme Court fight.

91. Longtime TDN Subscriber Wilson Lumber Endures -

Despite an overall decline in the region’s lumber industry, reliability, personalized customer care and carving out a market has kept family-owned Wilson Lumber Co. Inc. in business for nearly half a century.

92. TVA Unveils Revamped Energy Efficiency Website -

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Valley Authority has unveiled a redesigned website for tips and information about how consumers can conserve energy whether at home, at a business or in an industry.

93. Drop in TVA Fuel Cost in November -

KNOXVILLE (AP) – Tennessee Valley Authority ratepayers will get another slight decrease because of lower fuel cost in November, with a drop between 50 cents and $1.00 for average residential customers.

94. NYC Investor Jones Recalls Memphis Roots -

Decades before he worked his way to the top of the financial world as a billionaire hedge fund manager and influential market guru, Paul Tudor Jones had an early affinity for the newspaper business.

95. Drop in TVA Fuel Cost More Than Offsets Rate Hike -

KNOXVILLE (AP) – Tennessee Valley Authority ratepayers in October will get a break from lower fuel costs, with average residential bills expected to drop by as much as $3.50.

Despite a 2 percent increase in the utility's base rate starting next month, a TVA statement Monday said a projected reduction in demand for power and coal-fired generation will actually reduce customer bills.

96. TVA Finds No Post-Earthquake Problems -

KNOVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee Valley Authority says it has found no problems with its dams or coal ash impoundments in the wake of the East Coast earthquake.

TVA spokesman Travis Brickey said Wednesday that the inspections of 15 dams and impoundments were completed Tuesday evening and no deficiencies were identified.

97. Building Reactor at TVA Bellefonte Plant on Agenda -

CHATTANOOGA (AP) – The Tennessee Valley Authority has a message for opponents of it finishing a long-shuttered, 37-year-old nuclear plant in northeast Alabama: No costumes.

A month after zombie-costumed protesters paraded in Chattanooga to oppose TVA reviving what they described as a "corpse of a power plant," the nation's largest public utility has posted a new ban on costumes at its board meeting Thursday.

98. TVA Says Lower Fuel Cost for September Bills -

KNOXVILLE (AP) – Tennessee Valley Authority residential customers will pay a lower fuel cost on September bills, with the decrease ranging from 50 cents to $1.50.

The Knoxville-based utility said in a statement Monday that the lower monthly fuel cost is largely due to reduced demand.

99. TVA: Rate Increases Could be Considered -

KNOXVILLE (AP) – A rate increase for Tennessee Valley Authority customers may be in the works when the utility's board meets Thursday in Knoxville.

A spokesman for the utility said details about rates will have to wait until the Thursday discussion of next year's budget.

100. Tea Party Takes its Turn in Debt Battle -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House weighed in with a veto threat Monday against a tea party-backed plan to let the government borrow another $2.4 trillion, a measure conditioned on big and immediate spending cuts and adoption by Congress of a constitutional amendment to balance the federal budget.