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1. Last Word: Trader Joe's, Bredesen at Rhodes and Haslam on Memphis -

Here comes Trader Joe’s with a Friday opening in Germantown after lots of mystery and delays and changes for what is a pretty simple concept. For so many of us, this has been a long-hoped for goal. It’s kind of up there with smuggling in Coors beer from the west in the 70s before it became available everywhere and Coors had a brewery here.

2. Memphis Surgeon Kelly Honored By Pediatric Orthopaedic Society -

Dr. Derek M. Kelly, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, has been awarded the Special Effort and Excellence Award from the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America.

3. Last Word: Last Day of Early Voting, Senate Poll and Legislature Goes to Overtime -

The last day of early voting before the May 1 election day is Thursday. And the turnout count through Wednesday has eclipsed the total early voting turnout in this same set of elections in 2010 and 2014. You can find a list of early voting locations and the hours at www.shelbyvote.com, the website of the Shelby County Election Commission. The winners on election night next Tuesday advance to the August county general election.

4. Lawmakers OK 5 University of Tennessee Board Nominees -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – State lawmakers have approved five of Gov. Bill Haslam's nominees to serve on a newly configured University of Tennessee board of trustees.

The Senate voted Tuesday to agree with the House on the confirmation of former PepsiCo President John Compton; former Lady Vol and ESPN analyst Kara Lawson; River City Co. President and CEO Kim White; AutoZone CEO William Rhodes III; and former Tyson Foods CEO Donnie Smith.

5. Around Memphis: April 16, 2018 -

The Daily News offers a weekly roundup of Memphis-related headlines from around the web, adding context and new perspectives to the original content we produce on a daily basis. Here are some recent stories worth checking out…

6. Rhodes College Junior Publishes Research -

Filoteia Popescu, a Rhodes College junior with a double major in biochemistry and molecular biology and neuroscience, has published an article that proposes a new procedure for evaluating women who experience recurrent pregnancy loss.

7. MLK50 Observances Come With Appeals, Memories -

The way National Civil Rights Museum president Terri Lee Freeman described it as the MLK50 commemorations began this week, the church bells would cascade when they rang Wednesday, April 4, starting at 6:01 p.m. – the moment Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot 50 years ago.

8. Last Word: MLK50s Big Day, Hotel Changes and Murica on Capitol Hill -

The peak of the MLK50 events came Wednesday with a chill but some sunshine and lots to consider. Understand -- this isn’t over. There are still a few more events to go through the weekend and even into next week. If nothing else, a lot more Memphians and visitors got a good look at most of South Main in the best way possible – on foot. And if the Beale Street District ever expands east to Danny Thomas, the intersection there makes a really good place for a party.

9. Anniversary of King's Assassination Marked With Marches, Rallies -

Several thousand people marching under the banners of unions and civil rights organizations marched peacefully Wednesday, April 4, from the headquarters of the American Federal of State County and Municipal Employees at Beale Street and Danny Thomas Boulevard to Mason Temple Church of God in Christ.

10. Rhodes College Junior Publishes Research -

Filoteia Popescu, a Rhodes College junior with a double major in biochemistry and molecular biology and neuroscience, has published an article that proposes a new procedure for evaluating women who experience recurrent pregnancy loss.

11. MLK50 Events: A Roundup of Memphis Happenings -

Here's a selection of events in Memphis marking the 50th anniversary of the 1968 sanitation workers' strike and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. April 3 is the 50th anniversary of King’s last speech – the “Mountaintop” speech at Mason Temple, while April 4 is the 50th anniversary of his assassination on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel.

12. MLK 50 Years Later -

Bernard Lafayette remembers being in Memphis April 3, 1968, and a dejected Martin Luther King Jr. being roused from his room at the Lorraine Motel to speak at Mason Temple on a rainy night.

13. Digest -

Memphis Toys R Us

To Remain Open

A representative with Toys R Us has confirmed to The Daily News that the retailer’s Memphis location, at 7676 Polo Ground Blvd., won’t close after all.

14. Hass to be Officially Installed As Rhodes President Jan. 13 -

Marjorie Hass will be installed Jan. 13 as the 20th president of Rhodes College.

The inauguration comes five months after Hass succeeded William Troutt as president of the liberal arts college and is in keeping with an academic tradition of doing the formal honors several months after a college president takes office.

15. New Memphis Promotes Dakin to Pilot ‘Launch’ Initiative -

Frankie Dakin has been promoted to director of strategic initiatives at New Memphis, a role in which he’ll pilot the organization’s new Launch: Campus to Career program. The initiative, which builds on New Memphis’ Summer Experience, connects college students with professional opportunities and networks to inspire them to launch careers in Memphis. Dakin will lead the program, encouraging area students to find and prepare for internships with local employers.

16. Moody’s Assigns A1 Rating To Rhodes College Bonds -

Rhodes College has received good news regarding its bond ratings.

Moody’s Investors Service recently announced its assignment of an A1 rating to the college’s proposed approximately $33 million Educational Facilities Revenue Refunding Bonds Series 2017, to be issued through The Health, Educational and Housing Facility Board of Shelby County. The bonds will have a final maturity in 2040.

17. Remaking Crosstown -

As he was leading tours through Crosstown Concourse this month, Todd Richardson took a small group to a set of windows for a balcony view of an addition being constructed on the north side of the property.

18. June 30-July 6, 2017: This week in Memphis history -

2016: On the first day of the NBA’s free agency period, the Memphis Grizzlies offer point guard Mike Conley $153 million over five years to stay with the team – an NBA record contract. The same day in a related move, the Grizzlies come to terms with power forward Chandler Parsons on a four-year $94 million contract.

19. Fowler New Chairman Of Rhodes Board of Trustees -

Scientist Cary Fowler is the new chairman of Rhodes College’s board of trustees, the liberal arts college announced Tuesday, April 11. He will succeed William J. Michaelcheck, who is completing his eight-year tenure as chairman.

20. Fowler Named Chairman Of Rhodes’ Board of Trustees -

Scientist Cary Fowler is the new chairman of Rhodes College’s board of trustees, the liberal arts college announced Tuesday, April 11. He will succeed William J. Michaelcheck, who is completing his eight-year tenure as chairman.

21. Criswell Take Reins As MAAR Board President -

Tommie Criswell has begun her yearlong tenure as president of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors’ board of directors. Criswell has actively volunteered with MAAR for more than 20 years. At Crye-Leike East Memphis, where she serves as broker/manager, she focuses on residential real estate along with some commercial real estate sales. 

22. Last Word: Valero Protest Arrests, Anticipating Trump's Impact & Saving Booksellers -

A busy King holiday weekend that reflects what the week as a whole will probably be like at least politically. The weather is anyone’s guess. A group of about 40 people protested at the entrance to the Valero refinery in South Memphis Monday afternoon and a dozen were arrested by Memphis police.

23. Change Defines Education Landscape in 2016 -

By the time Rhodes College trustees made their choice in December of Marjorie Hass as the college’s new president, higher education in Memphis had been through quite a few changes.

Hass succeeds William Troutt, president of Rhodes for the last 18 years.

24. Rhodes College Names First Female President -

The new president of Rhodes College comes to the Midtown liberal arts college from being president of Austin College in Texas.

The announcement of Marjorie Hass as the 20th president of Rhodes was made Monday, Dec. 12, after an eight month search to find a successor to William Troutt.

25. New Big Brothers Big Sisters Leader Has Big Goals for Little Memphians -

Early in her life, Rychetta Watkins learned there is more than one way to help people. Next week, she will start work as executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Mid-South Inc.

26. Rhodes Prepares to Begin Briggs Hall Renovation -

Rhodes College’s renovation of Briggs Hall into a computer science center is about to get underway in the latest phase of the college’s expansion.

Grinder, Taber & Grinder Inc. has applied for a $3.7 million construction permit with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement for the project.

27. Rhodes Prepares to Begin Briggs Hall Renovation -

Rhodes College’s renovation of Briggs Hall into a computer science center is about to get underway in the latest phase of the college’s expansion.

Grinder, Taber & Grinder Inc. has applied for a $3.7 million construction permit with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement for the project.

28. Rhodes Prepares to Begin Briggs Hall Renovation -

Rhodes College’s renovation of Briggs Hall into a computer science center is about to get underway in the latest phase of the college’s expansion.

Grinder, Taber & Grinder Inc. has applied for a $3.7 million construction permit with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement for the project.

29. Hulsey, Hunt & Parks Opens Memphis Office -

The law firm of Hulsey, Hunt & Parks has opened a Memphis office at Clark Tower, 5100 Poplar Ave.

30. Hulsey, Hunt & Parks Opens Memphis Office -

The law firm of Hulsey, Hunt & Parks has opened a Memphis office at Clark Tower, 5100 Poplar Ave.

31. Charles Hughes to Head Rhodes’ Memphis Center -

Dr. Charles L. Hughes has been named director of Rhodes College’s Memphis Center, an academic hub focused on the human experience of the Memphis and Mid-South region. He will be teaching classes on Memphis history and culture, coordinating student projects and developing programs, and also will be continuing his own research on the area.

32. Browne Named RISE Foundation Board Chair -

Terri Browne, chief people officer for Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc., has been named board chair of the nonprofit RISE Foundation, which seeks to improve the lives of low-income working Memphians through financial literacy.

33. Rhodes Results -

Capital campaigns are usually about buildings. And the just-completed capital campaign at Rhodes College includes a new science building that will break ground in the summer and complete the quadrangle of the private liberal arts college’s scenic campus.

34. Totty Joins Gateway Group Personnel -

Justin Totty has joined Gateway Group Personnel as a research associate in the company’s executive search division. In his new role, Totty focuses on sourcing the best candidates for clients across numerous fields and industries, specifically targeting accounting, finance and engineering.

35. College Presidents Promote Community Connections -

The president of Christian Brothers University says the time to discuss with college students whether they should see the world or build a life here is when they are still in college, not as they are graduating.

36. Events -

Ballet Memphis will present “Peter Pan,” a world premiere from the choreographer of “Cinderella” and “Wizard of Oz,” Saturday, April 12, and Sunday, April 13, at The Orpheum, 203 S. Main St. Buy tickets at balletmemphis.org.

37. Events -

Rhodes College will host Gary Schmitt, co-director of the Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies at the American Enterprise Institute, Thursday, April 10, at 4 p.m. in the Frazier Jelke Science Center on campus, 2000 North Parkway. Schmitt will present “In the Wake of Edward Snowden: Security, Civil Liberties and American Intelligence.” Cost is free. Visit rhodes.edu.

38. Events -

Mid-South Spay & Neuter Services will hold the seventh annual SPAYtacular Gala and Silent Auction Sunday, Nov. 3, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Jack Robinson Gallery, 44 Huling Ave. The event will include brunch, drinks, live music and an auction, with all proceeds benefiting the organization. Tickets are $40. Visit spaymemphis.org.

39. Cleveland Brings Legal Skills to PeopleCap -

Howard Cleveland has brought a unique set of skills and perspective to his role as principal of PeopleCap, the boutique human resources firm he co-founded in 2012.

40. Events -

Kiwanis Club of Memphis will meet Wednesday, Sept. 18, from noon to 1 p.m. at The University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. William Rodney of Medicos will speak. Cost is $18 for nonmembers.

41. Events -

Rhodes College will host a Constitution Day lecture featuring historian Gordon Wood on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. in the McCallum Ballroom of the Bryan Campus Life Center on campus, 2000 North Parkway. Wood will present “The Making of the Constitution.” Cost is free. Visit rhodes.edu.

42. Events -

FedEx will host the 34th annual fashion show and auction benefiting The Baddour Center on Monday, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Registration begins at 10 a.m.; the luncheon and program begin at 11 a.m. Tickets are $40. Visit baddour.org or call 662-366-6930.

43. AutoZone Beats Forecast in Third Quarter -

AutoZone Inc.’s just-ended fiscal third quarter results show why it’s a rarity among public companies.

The Memphis-based auto parts retailer – the nation’s largest in the sector – is an earnings machine. Net sales were $2.2 billion for the quarter, and profit was up 6.8 percent to $265.6 million. The quarter also included AutoZone’s 27th straight period of double-digit earnings-per-share quarterly growth.

44. Wright Joins Magna Bank as Senior Vice President -

Andy Wright has joined Memphis-based Magna Bank as senior vice president and manager of commercial banking. Wright, who previously held senior vice president positions at Iberiabank and First Tennessee Bank, has experience working with a variety of industries, with in-depth expertise in the transportation and logistics industries.

45. Phillips Joins Spirco as Manager, Vice President -

Mike Phillips has joined Spirco Manufacturing as general manager and vice president of operations. In his new role, Phillips will oversee all divisions of the metal-building manufacturer and direct its organizational needs.

46. Events -

The Tennessee Society for Human Resource Management will hold its 2012 conference and exposition Wednesday, Sept. 12, through Friday, Sept. 14, at Memphis Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main St. Visit tnshrmconf.com for a schedule.

47. Events -

Forest Hill Funeral Home and Cemeteries will hold a Sept. 11 memorial service Tuesday, Sept. 11, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in its Bartlett chapel, 2440 Whitten Road. Visit foresthillfh.com.

48. Scott Joins Methodist South as Chief Medical Officer -

Dr. Howard Scott has been named chief medical officer at Methodist South Hospital. Before joining Methodist South, which is part of the Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare system, Scott served as chief medical officer for West Kendall Baptist Hospital in Miami. He has also maintained an active private practice for 29 years.

49. Called to Serve -

It’s hard to spot changes on the Midtown campus of Rhodes College.

The campus’ landscape is thick with old and massive trees in a part of town known for its impressive canopy of trees. And the difference between new and older buildings on the campus is intentionally hard to tell because the Gothic stone structures are built with rocks from the same quarry in the same style.

50. Goldman Manifesto Echoes Past Questions About Bank -

The young banker whose dramatic public resignation stung Goldman Sachs this week joins officials from every corner of the government in questioning whether the august investment house deals honestly with all its clients.

51. Jeter Joins Accounting Firm Cannon Wright Blount -

Andrew Jeter has joined Cannon Wright Blount as director of assurance and accounting services.

52. Memphis Symphony, Orphanos Hold Sixth 'Messiah' Concert -

The Memphis Symphony Orchestra will hold the sixth annual “Messiah” benefit concert Friday, Dec. 9, at 8 p.m. at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, 255 N. Main St.

53. MasterSingers, Symphony to Perform at Evergreen -

MasterSingers Chorale and the Memphis Symphony Orchestra will perform Sunday, Nov. 6, at 3:30 p.m. at Evergreen Presbyterian Church, 613 University St.

54. Memphian Cobb Joins MIFA As Meals on Wheels Director -

Trentwood Cobb has joined Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association as director of MIFA Meals on Wheels, which provides hot meals to senior citizens in the greater Memphis area.

Hometown: Memphis

55. Eason Joins Obsidian As Account Executive -

Kelli Eason has joined Obsidian Public Relations as an account executive.

Hometown: Lake Charles, La.

56. Events -

Talk Shoppe will present “The Mastermind Principle: From the Book ‘Think and Grow Rich’ by Napoleon Hill” Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau, 3693 Tyndale Drive. For more information, call Jo Garner at 482-0354.

57. Stone Joins Metropolitan Bank As Mortgage Specialist -

Kent Stone has joined Metropolitan Bank as a mortgage specialist.

58. Consortium Promotes Minority Health Equity -

The Consortium for Health Education, Economic Empowerment and Research is wrapping up a three-day regional conference held at Memphis’ Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main St., focused on promoting health equity among minority communities.

59. Q3 Profit, Sales Up for AutoZone -

Memphis-based auto parts retailer AutoZone Inc. turned in a strong fiscal third quarter, despite concerns about whether higher gas prices and bad weather in parts of the country would lead customers to drive their cars less – and thus need to swap out parts less often.

60. Nevels Takes Reins of BMHC Foundation -

Jenny Nevels has been promoted to executive director of the Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation.

61. Abdus-Salaam Joins Methodist South’s Orthopedic Group -

Dr. Sharif A. Abdus-Salaam has joined Methodist South Hospital’s orthopedic group located in the Memphis Shoulder and Orthopedic Surgery practice.

Hometown: Port Saint Lucie, Fla.
Education/Work experience:
Bachelor’s degree from Southern University in Baton Rouge, La., and doctorate of medicine from Howard University in Washington, D.C. Completed orthopedic surgery residency at Howard University Hospital and a fellowship of shoulder and upper extremity surgery from California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco.
Family:
Wife, Sayyida, a family medicine resident at (the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Saint Francis Family Medicine); daughters: Amirah, 2, and Sidraah, 10 months.
Last book:
“Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson.”
Music:
Neo-Soul, Hip Hop, R&B, Delta Blues.
What activities do you enjoy outside of work?
Bass fishing, family time, watching college football, bike riding, mentoring.
What talent do you wish you had?
Tap dancing.
Who has had the greatest influence on you?
My parents and my high school JROTC instructor.
Why did you pursue a career in medicine?
My love for math and science growing up led me to study mechanical engineering in college. After college I developed an interest in orthopedics from talking with friends and having multiple orthopedic procedures. I love helping people get their lives back from injury and/or disease. Orthopedic surgery is a great blend of engineering, medicine and art.
What drew you to Methodist Hospital?
Warm and inviting people. Great practice opportunity. Organization seemed to be committed to health of everyone in the community.
What do you most enjoy about your work?
I enjoy seeing a solution to a patient’s problem in my mind’s eye and then using principles of medicine, surgery, engineering and orthopedics to give them their life back. Being able to do a job you enjoy and help others is truly a blessing.

62. Bardos Named Dean at St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School -

Denny Bardos has joined St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School as dean of enrollment management and financial aid.

Hometown: Germantown
Education: Bachelor of Arts, psychology, Christian Brothers University
Work Experience: Prior to joining SAA-SDS, I spent 16 years in college admissions.
Family: My wife, Amanda, and I have three children:Daniel, 14; Breana, 11; and Brandon, 2.
Favorite quote: “Many a truth is said in jest.” William Shakespeare
Last book read: “The Little Big Things” by Tom Peters
Favorite music: I like anything from Beethoven to Blink 182, but alternative is my favorite.
Favorite movie: The original “Batman” with Jack Nicholson
Sports team: Chicago Cubs
Activities you enjoy outside of work: I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, and biking.
What talent do you wish you had? I wish I could play the piano.
Who has had the greatest influence on you? My mother. She was an incredibly generous, loving, spiritual, and caring woman.
What drew you to St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School? I wanted to be able to utilize my background in admissions and financial aid at an excellent independent school.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments? Seeing students whom I recruited go on to become very successful in their lives.
What do you most enjoy about your work? Working with families to show them all the outstanding benefits of a SAA-SDS education!

63. St. George’s to Host Education Symposium -

St. George’s Independent School has commemorated its 50th anniversary in traditional ways, such as publishing a book on the school’s history and printing posters with the slogan “Celebrating Our Stories, Inspiring Our Tomorrows.”

64. Garrison Appointed to Leadership Post for American Bar Section -

Grady M. Garrison has been appointed to serve as vice chair of the Intellectual Property Litigation Subcommittee for the American Bar Association Litigation Section.

Garrison, of counsel at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, concentrates his practice in the areas of intellectual property and franchise law.

65. Calvary Noon-Hour Concerts in Full Swing -

Driving Downtown for the Calvary & the Arts concert every Wednesday has become an autumn ritual for Skip Daniel.

Last week, he listened to the Celtic music of Planet Reel in the sanctuary of Calvary Episcopal Church at 102 N. Second St. Wednesday, he plans to hear the Memphis Jazz Orchestra play a Veterans Day tribute.

66. Wyatt Tarrant Attorneys Named as Best Lawyers -

Thirteen attorneys from the Memphis office of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP have been included in Best Lawyers in America 2010.

They are H. Roy Berkenstock, Michelle M. Bernstein, Robert E. Craddock Jr., Robert L. Crawford, Lee A. Harkavy, Charles M. Key, Philip E. Mischke, Richard C. Raines, Glen G. Reid Jr., Boyd L. Rhodes Jr., William S. Solmson, Ellen B. Vergos and Mark Vorder-Bruegge.

67. Construction Specifications Institute Elects Davidson President of Memphis Chapter -

Pam Davidson has been elected president of the Memphis chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute. Davidson will serve as the third female president in the organization’s 50-year history.

68. Higgins Named President, CEO At Barge Waggoner -

Robert B. Higgins Jr. has been named president and chief executive officer of engineering, architecture and planning for Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon Inc.

69. Events -

The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will present a workshop titled “Writing for Government Grants” Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Alliance office, 5100 Poplar Ave., Suite 502. Cathy Marcinko will lead the workshop. Cost is $99 for members, $150 for nonmembers and $89 for those in the Program for Nonprofit Excellence. Reservations are due today. For reservations, call 684-6605 or e-mail adeberry@npexcellence.org.

70. Souter Retiring From High Court; Obama Mum -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The news that Justice David Souter is planning to retire set off spirited speculation about a successor Friday, but the man who will appoint the new justice was staying out of it. “No Supreme Court questions,” President Barack Obama told reporters by press time late last week.

71. McDowell Named Radiology Director At Methodist University Hospital -

Tina McDowell has been promoted to director of radiology at Methodist University Hospital. She served as the manager of diagnostic radiology at MUH for the past six years.

72. Events -

The Memphis Bar Association, IPSCO and TRT Inc. will present two three-hour dual credit continuing legal education seminars today and Dec. 15 at The Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave. The morning session will be from 8:45 a.m. to noon and the afternoon session will be from 1 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. The presenter for both sessions is Dr. William D. Brown, an ethicist and clinical psychologist in private practice in Washington. Cost is $199 for each seminar. Cost for those attending both the morning and afternoon sessions on the same day will be $380. To register, visit www.trtcle.com or call 800-672-6253.

73. Events -

Memphis Heritage Inc. will host a Young Heritage meeting today at 6 p.m. at Howard Hall, 2282 Madison Ave. The meeting will include a discussion of future events, speakers and parties. For more information, call 272-2727.

74. Events -

The Memphis Bar Association will host a new member luncheon today at noon at the Memphis Bar Association offices, 80 Monroe Ave. All new members are invited to attend. To R.S.V.P., call 527-3573.

75. AutoZone CEO Exercises Options -

NEW YORK (AP) - The chairman, president and chief executive of auto parts retailer AutoZone Inc. exercised options for 10,000 shares of common stock, according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

76. Autozone CEO Exercises Options -

NEW YORK (AP) - The chairman, president and chief executive of Memphis-based auto parts retailer Autozone Inc. exercised options for 10,000 shares of common stock, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

77. Events -

The Memphis Rotary Club will meet today at noon in the Memphis Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main St. Dr. Pat Wall, chancellor of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, is the featured speaker. The cost is $18 per person and reservations can be made by contacting Taylor Hughes at 526-1318 or taylor@memphisrotary.org.

78. Events -

The Engineers' Club of Memphis Inc. will meet today at noon at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. The cost is $12 and no reservations are required. Mike Glasgow, regional engineer at Uni-Bell PVC Pipe Association, will speak about "Deep Burial of PVC Gravity Sewer."

79. Events -

The 2008 Bartlett Business Expo will be held today at the Bartlett Recreation Center, 7700 Flaherty Place. The Bartlett Area Chamber, the city of Bartlett and St. Francis Hospital-Bartlett are sponsoring the event. St. Francis will be performing screenings for blood glucose levels and bone density, and the Cole Pain Therapy Group also will hold health screenings. For more information, call the chamber at 372-9457.

80. Spiegel to Begin Work Friday as CEO At Methodist University Hospital -

Kevin M. Spiegel Friday will begin work as chief executive officer and administrator of Methodist University Hospital.

Spiegel is board-certified in health care administration and is a fellow in the American College of Health Care Executives. He previously served as president and chief operating officer of Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren, Ohio.

81. Events -

Rhodes College will present its 21st annual Institute on the Profession of Law today from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Bryan Campus Life Center Ballroom on the Rhodes campus. David Luban, the Frederick J. Haas Professor of Law and Philosophy at Georgetown Law School, will be the keynote speaker.
A panel of experts also will be in attendance. Tuition for one person is $325. Attorneys may register by calling the Meeman Center at 843-3965.

82. Events -

Women on the Move will host a luncheon today at 11:30 a.m. at The Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave., ninth floor. My Harrison, special agent in charge of the FBI Memphis field office, is the featured speaker. The cost is $19.50 per person. For reservations, call 684-1010.

83. Tarr Works Toward Solidifying InMotion's Emphasis on Collaboration -

Dick Tarr recently enjoyed a leisurely dinner with William Mihalko, a young orthopedic surgeon from the University of Virginia. Tarr was more than a host - he was also selling Mihalko on the idea of moving to Memphis.

84. Thompson Named Chair of MPACT Board -

Jeni Stephens Thompson has been named the new chairwoman of the MPACT Memphis board of directors. Thompson is the director of marketing and development for the Memphis Bioworks Foundation. She has a bachelor's degree in communications from Lambuth University and a master's degree in education from Vanderbilt University. Thompson serves as the programs chair for the Association of Fundraising Professionals and sits on the Playhouse on the Square board. She is a member of the Leadership Memphis Class of 2008.

85. Events -

The Memphis Advertising Federation will hold its annual seminar with workshops to help nonprofit organizations with marketing communications, public relations and advertising today from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Community Foundation, 1900 Union Ave. Registration is $95 at the door, including breakfast and lunch. Contact Sally Baker-Brenner at adfed1@memphisadfed.org or at 748-8889 to register.

86. AutoZone CEOGets $2.8M in 2007 -      The chairman, president and chief executive of auto parts retailer AutoZone Inc. received compensation valued by the company at about $2.8 million in fiscal 2007, according to a proxy statement filed Monday with the Secu

87. William Parks JoinsWyatt, Tarrant & Combs - William "Bill" Parks has joined the Memphis office of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP. He concentrates his practice in the area of intellectual property.

Parks is a former patent examiner for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and Division Patent Counsel for Milliken & Co.

88. AutoZone Plans $500 MillionCompany Stock Repurchase -      Memphis-based AutoZone Inc. plans to repurchase another $500 million of the company's common stock as part of a previous repurchase program. The $500 million repurchase will boost the company's share-buyback authorizatio

89. When the Helpers Need Help -

A local nonprofit organization that was founded 37 years ago to be a resource for people who feel they are at their weakest point in life is experiencing a crisis of its own.

The Crisis Center, a program of Family Services of the Mid-South, has experienced a 79 percent increase in call volume over the past year while at the same time reeling from a chronic shortage of volunteers and an almost 40 percent decrease in the money it receives from United Way of the Mid-South.

90. Methodist Director Elected President Of Tennessee Board of Pharmacy -

Sheila Mitchell, director of pharmacy services at Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital, has been elected president of the Tennessee Board of Pharmacy. Mitchell has worked for Methodist for more than 20 years. She is an assistant professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center's College of Pharmacy and has served on several committees for the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy. The Tennessee House of Representatives honored her in 2002 for her local contributions to her field.

91. Barrow Named Chef de Cuisine At Capriccio Grill -

The Peabody Hotel has named Brian Barrow chef de cuisine for Capriccio Grill, an Italian steakhouse. Barrow began his culinary career at 27. He attended Johnson & Wales University's College of Culinary Arts in Miami. He previously was a chef at the Ambassador Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and with Do & Co International Catering.

92. Armour Named CEO of Le Bonheur -

Meri Armour has been named president and chief executive officer of Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center. She previously worked as senior vice president and general manager of Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital in Cleveland. Armour holds a master's degree in nursing from Case Western Reserve University's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing in Cleveland and a master's of business administration from Case Western Reserve's Weatherhead School of Management.

93. Events -

MusiCares offers a free health fair for registrants of the 2007 International Folk Alliance Conference through Saturday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. each day at the Cook Convention Center, 255 S. Main St. Free services such as massage therapy, foot exams, spinal exams, cholesterol tests and other procedures will be offered along with workshops. Contact Morgan Bracy at 615-327-0050 or morganb@grammy.com for information.

94. A Pundit in Our Future ... -

He is a seer of future Senate seats, an oracle of Congressional configurations and one of the foremost prophets of presidential politics.

To get an idea of the market for Charlie Cook's forecasting prowess, consider this from his schedule last fall: In the space of a week, he was the main attraction at events hosted by the American Beverage Association, American Express and the national paper and auto industries. At one event, he was introduced by former Michigan Gov. James Blanchard and former U.S. Defense Secretary William Cohen.

95. Rhodes Hosts PanelDiscussion on NCLB -      Rhodes College will host a panel discussion on educational disparities in Memphis Thursday at 7 p.m. in the McCallum Ballroom of the Bryan Life Center.
     The discussion topic will be "No

96. Events -

The Memphis chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) holds a membership breakfast meeting Tuesday from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Carolyn Hardy, president and CEO of Chism Hardy Enterprises LLC, is the guest speaker. She will discuss her career successes as the first black vice president for the Memphis Coors Brewing Co. and the future of her newly formed corporation. Admission is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Call 844-3738 or visit www.nawbomemphis.org for reservations.

97. Rhodes College RecognizedBy Carnegie Foundation -      The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has named Rhodes College one of 62 colleges and universities around the country that has met its standards for both curricular engagement and outreach and partnersh

98. Gibbons Joins National District Attorneys Board -

Shelby County District Attorney William L. Gibbons has been chosen to be Tennessee's representative on the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA) board of directors. Gibbons was chosen by his peers throughout the state. Gibbons also is a member of the board of the American Prosecutors Research Institute (APRI), the nonprofit research and program development arm of the NDAA.

99. AutoZone PresidentTo Be Honored by U of M -      William C. Rhodes III, president and chief executive office of AutoZone Inc., has been chosen to receive the University of Memphis' Outstanding Alumnus Award by the Fogelman College of Business and Economics.
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100. Demolition Continues At Annex Building -      Chandler Demolition has started demolishing one of the buildings on Court Square that was damaged in the Oct. 6 fire that destroyed or damaged three others.
     The 50,400-square-foot Court