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1. U.S. Appeals Court: Trump 'Sanctuary Cities' Order is Illegal -

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Donald Trump's executive order threatening to withhold funding from "sanctuary cities" that limit cooperation with immigration authorities is unconstitutional, but a judge went too far when he blocked its enforcement nationwide, a U.S. appeals court ruled Wednesday.

2. Tenn. Shakespeare Company Receives $25,000 Grant -

Tennessee Shakespeare Company has received a matching grant award of $25,000 from Arts Midwest for its 2018 Romeo and Juliet Project, marking the fifth time the Memphis organization has won the award.

3. Two Downtown Hotel Projects Moving Forward After Delay -

Two Downtown Memphis hotel projects that were seemingly in stasis appear to moving forward.

Though unrelated, both projects have filed paperwork indicating physical progress may soon be around the corner.

4. Two Downtown Hotel Projects in Question Appear to be Moving Forward -

Two hotel projects Downtown Memphis that were seemingly in stasis both appear to moving forward.

Though unrelated, both projects filed paperwork Tuesday, April 3 that indicate physical progress may soon be around the corner.

5. Digest -

Memphis Grizzlies Suffer 15th Consecutive Loss

The Grizzlies lost their 15th straight game, 119-110 at Chicago, on Wednesday, March 7.

The team has not won since defeating the Phoenix Suns at FedExForum on Jan. 29.

6. Medical Marijuana Legislation Moves Ahead -

NASHVILLE – Bolstered by House Speaker Beth Harwell’s tie-breaking vote, Rep. Jeremy Faison’s medical marijuana legislation took an important step Tuesday, Feb. 27, in the General Assembly.

7. Last Word: The Mural Takedown, Corker's Calculation and Beale Crowd Control -

Cue the organ music from the old-fashioned television soap operas: As the weekend began, city public works crews had painted over – either completely or partially – a lot of the Paint Memphis program murals on the west side of Willett near Lamar. That would be the ones city council members complained about and others that no one complained about.

8. Former Benchmark Hotel Declared Public Nuisance -

The site of the former Benchmark Hotel in Downtown Memphis has been declared a public nuisance by the Memphis and Shelby County Environmental Court.

The “tough” decision by Judge Larry Potter was made Thursday, Feb. 1, after several hours of legal wrangling by attorneys Danny Schaffzin – representing the Downtown Memphis Commission and a coalition of surrounding business owners including The Rendezvous’ John Vergos, and The Peabody hotel’s Marty Belz – and William Sessions, representing the building’s owners, MNR Hospitality.

9. Former Benchmark Hotel Declared Public Nuisance -

The site of the former Benchmark Hotel in Downtown Memphis has been declared a public nuisance by the Memphis and Shelby County Environmental Court.

The “tough” decision by Judge Larry Potter was made Thursday, Feb. 1 after several hours of legal wrangling by attorneys Danny Schaffzin, representing the DMC and a coalition of surrounding business owners including John Vergos and Marty Belz, and William Sessions, representing the building’s owners, MNR Hospitality.

10. Trump Administration Appeals Ruling on Young Immigrants -

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The Trump administration on Tuesday appealed a judge's ruling tem-porarily blocking its decision to end protections for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants and announced plans to seek a U.S. Supreme Court review even before an appeals court issues a decision.

11. Judge Blocks Trump Decision to End Young Immigrant Program -

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A federal judge on Tuesday night temporarily blocked the Trump administration's decision to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation.

U.S. District Judge William Alsup granted a request by California and other plaintiffs to prevent President Donald Trump from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program while their lawsuits play out in court.

12. Diaz Makes Second Bid for County Commission Seat -

Geoff Diaz came to Memphis in 2010 with a lot of political experience and inside knowledge of how the legislative process works.

He moved to Memphis with his wife for her job at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and arrived just after the 2010 midterm congressional primaries. With Charlotte Bergmann as the Republican nominee for the 9th Congressional District seat held by Democratic incumbent Steve Cohen, he immediately signed on as her campaign manager.

13. Wiping Slate Clean: Now Less About Who Can Afford It -

The scales of justice in Tennessee are slowly tipping back toward the poor – and not so poor – helping them regain traction lost to often-minor transgressions.

Change is taking place in court battles and in the Republican-controlled Legislature, believe it or not.

14. The Week Ahead: Oct. 16-22 -

Hey, Memphis! Fall is definitely in the air now, as the slate of festivals and fun outdoor activities continue to roll on in the Bluff City. The Memphis Grizzlies open their 2017-2018 season at FedExForum against Tony Allen’s new team and don’t be surprised if you start seeing some ghosts and goblins by this weekend.

15. Moral Mondays Organized by Religious Leaders Who Talk of ‘Fragmentation’ -

A group of 25 local religious leaders plan three “Moral Mondays” gatherings over the next six months to discuss social justice issues before the April observances of the 50th anniversary of the sanitation workers strike and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

16. Century Mark -

During a visit to Memphis in April, Andrew Young was talking with reporters about his lengthy public history – being part of Dr. Martin Luther King’s inner circle, a congressman, mayor of Atlanta, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. It was as he talked about King’s death in Memphis that Young, without any prompting, talked about a trio of Memphis attorneys – Benjamin Hooks, Russell Sugarmon and A. W. Willis – that were the key to his and King’s efforts to get things done in Memphis and the surrounding region.

17. Tenn. Shakespeare Company Earns $25K Matching Grant -

Arts Midwest has awarded $1 million in grants to Tennessee Shakespeare Company and 39 other nonprofit, professional theater companies across 26 states and the District of Columbia to perform the works of William Shakespeare for students through Shakespeare in American Communities.

18. Tenn. Shakespeare Company Earns $25K Matching Grant -

Arts Midwest has awarded $1 million in grants to Tennessee Shakespeare Company and 39 other nonprofit, professional theater companies across 26 states and the District of Columbia to perform the works of William Shakespeare for students through Shakespeare in American Communities.

19. Comey Sought More Russia Probe Resources Before Firing -

WASHINGTON (AP) – In the days before his firing by President Donald Trump, FBI Director James Comey told U.S. lawmakers he had asked the Justice Department for more resources to pursue the bureau's investigation into Russia's interference in last year's presidential election, three U.S. officials said Wednesday.

20. Report: Centralize System for Indigent Counsel -

There should be one central statewide data and reporting system for how the poor are represented in civil and criminal matters in Tennessee, according to a state task force that reported its findings Monday, April 10, to the Tennessee Supreme Court.

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. The Week Ahead: October 17-23 -

This will be a historic week for Memphis, so mark your calendar for Saturday, Oct. 22, when a boardwalk across the Harahan Bridge opens to the public that will give Memphians and visitors alike an intimate experience with the Mighty Mississippi. The Big River Crossing also will link Memphis to West Memphis, Arkansas, and provide bicycle enthusiasts miles of trails along the river levee that will be unique in the world. There’s only one Mississippi River, the world’s second-largest inland waterway, and there’s only one Memphis! This crossing will be an unmatched amenity for the city for years to come.   

23. The Week Ahead: September 19-25 -

Happy Monday, Memphis! September is rolling right along, and you can get rolling too with a pair of scenic bike rides (and you might learn something too). Details on those, plus Repair Days, Mid-South Pride Festival, and other need-to-know happenings in The Week Ahead…

24. As Long as You’re Here, Kick Durham Out -

State lawmakers hit the snooze button in July when prospects were high for a special session to oust Rep. Jeremy Durham over a career of carousing.

25. Kustoff Victory Caps TV, Outsider Heavy Congressional Campaign -

Former U.S. Attorney David Kustoff claimed the Republican nomination for Tennessee’s 8th Congressional district Thursday, Aug. 4, in a 15-county contest in which the eastern parts of Shelby County played a decisive role.

26. Kustoff Claims 8th GOP Primary, Todd Upset by Lovell, Jenkins Over Newsom -

Former U.S. Attorney David Kustoff claimed the Republican nomination for Tennessee’s 8th Congressional district Thursday, Aug. 4, in a 15-county contest in which the eastern parts of Shelby County played a decisive role.

27. The Rest of the August Ballot -

If all goes according to plan on the Aug. 4 election day, Linda Phillips hopes the result is that you don’t see her in any of the reporting on election night.

28. Memphis Bar Poll Ranks Judicial Candidates -

More than 800 local attorneys have weighed in on the judicial races on the Aug. 4 Shelby County ballot.

The Memphis Bar Association Judicial Qualification Poll asks attorneys which candidate is best qualified for a judicial post. The participation ranged between 818 and 873 votes per question.

29. Memphis Bar Poll Ranks Judicial Candidates -

More than 800 local attorneys have weighed in on the judicial races on the Aug. 4 Shelby County ballot. The Memphis Bar Association Judicial Qualification Poll asks attorneys which candidate is best qualified for a judicial post.

30. Mental Agility Is No Bad Goal -

“Mental agility” has been defined as “cognitive and psychological adaptability, or the ability to think rapidly and creatively under stress.” A site called “Mind Fitness Training Institute” says that “an agile mind … can anticipate or quickly adapt to uncertain or changing situations. …”

31. Election Commission Certifies March Results -

Shelby County Election commissioners certified Monday, March 21, the results of the March 1 presidential primaries and the countywide primaries for General Sessions Court Clerk in Shelby County.

In the Republican presidential primary, Donald Trump carried Shelby County with rival Ted Cruz a close second, followed by Marco Rubio. Trump carried the state by a wider margin.

32. Bartlett Judicial Races Shifted To August Ballot -

The two municipal judges in Bartlett learned this week that they have races to run on the August ballot, not the November ballot they were scheduled to run on.

The addition of two races to the Aug. 4 Shelby County ballot comes two weeks before the April 7 filing deadline for the nonpartisan local races as well as the state and federal primary contests.

33. Election Commission Certifies March Election Results -

Shelby County Election commissioners certified Monday, March 21, the results of the March 1 presidential primaries and the countywide primaries for General Sessions Court Clerk in Shelby County.

In the Republican presidential primary, Donald Trump carried Shelby County with rival Ted Cruz a close second, followed by Marco Rubio. Trump carried the state by a wider margin.

34. Trump And Clinton Take Tennessee, Shelby County -

He drew 10,000 people to a Millington aircraft hangar last weekend. And Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump got about twice as many votes in Shelby County in Tuesday’s Tennessee primaries.

35. Last Word: Trump, Clinton and Stanton, The Greensward Vote and Cover Letters -

This will be a relatively short edition of Last Word given the crush of an exceptional Tuesday in which a day at City Hall was more exciting than the state’s presidential primaries.

36. Trump, Clinton Carry Shelby in Tennessee Primaries -

A lot of walk-up business at the polls Tuesday, March 1, meant some late election results for Shelby County in the Tennessee presidential primaries.

But there was little doubt about the outcome statewide even though the Republican primary was close in Shelby County.

37. Tennessee Primaries Go To Voters -

After a flurry of weekend campaigning in which four of the presidential contenders, three Republicans and one Democrat, came through Shelby County looking for votes, the Tennessee presidential primaries will be decided Tuesday, March 1, at the polls.

38. The Week Ahead: February 29, 2016 -

How was your weekend, Memphis? We know what you’ll be doing Tuesday (voting, of course!), but plenty of nonpolitical happenings grace this week’s calendar too – from a trio of Grizzlies games to a fundraiser supporting fair housing.

39. Events -

Goodwill will hold a retail management job fair Wednesday, Feb. 17, with sessions from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Goodwill Job Center, 3830 Austin Peay Highway. Individuals should have two to five years’ experience in management and/or a college degree. Visit goodwillmemphis.org/hire to complete an online application and RSVP for either session.

40. City Council Approves Colonial Conversion, Vintage Trolley Purchase -

One of two golf courses at Colonial Country Club would give way to houses under a planned development approved Tuesday, Jan. 19, by the Memphis City Council.

The council approved a development that would turn the north course at Colonial into either a mix of single-family homes, townhouses and cottages or a mix of housing for senior citizens.

41. Council Members Settle In To New Assignments -

Memphis City Council members file the last of the paperwork Tuesday, Jan. 19, from the 2015 elections to put City Hall’s power transition on record.

Meanwhile, the six new members are learning on the job as they chair several committees following assignments by council chairman Kemp Conrad: Martavius Jones is chairman of the council audit committee; Patrice Robinson chairs the Memphis Light Gas and Water Division committee; Jamita Swearengen is chairwoman of the parks and neighborhoods committee; council member Philip Spinosa leads the personnel committee, usually the first committee session of the council day; Frank Colvett chairs the planning and zoning committee, which is the last session of the day before executive session; and Worth Morgan is chairman of the public safety committee.

42. Candidates Already Gearing Up For August Elections -

The ballot for the March 1 Tennessee presidential primaries and county primaries for General Sessions Court Clerk was set while many voters were focused on the holidays and preparations for the new city leaders taking office in January.

43. Election Commission Sets Clerk’s Race Friday -

Shelby County election commissioners meet in special session Friday, Dec. 18, at noon to certify the ballot for the March 1 primaries for General Sessions Court clerk.

At press time, incumbent clerk Ed Stanton had two challengers in the Democratic primary, Del Gill and William Stovall, both former appointed employees of the office. And Richard Morton was the lone candidate to file in the companion Republican primary by the Dec. 10 filing deadline.

44. Stanton Draws Challengers at Clerk’s Race Deadline -

General Sessions Court clerk Ed Stanton has opposition in the March 1 Democratic and Republican primaries for clerk.

At the Thursday, Dec. 10, filing deadline for the only local race on the ballot with the Tennessee Presidential primary, Richard Morton was the only candidate to file in the Republican primary.

45. Stanton Has Potential Challenger for Clerk -

General Sessions Court Clerk Ed Stanton has a possible challenger in the March 1 Democratic primary for clerk.

William M. Stovall pulled a qualifying petition Dec. 4 in the Democratic primary. But he had not filed the petition as of late Tuesday, Dec. 8, with the Shelby County Election Commission, according to the election commission’s website.

46. Stanton Has Potential Challenger for Clerk -

General Sessions Court Clerk Ed Stanton has a possible challenger in the March 1 Democratic primary for clerk.

William M. Stovall pulled a qualifying petition Dec. 4 in the Democratic primary. But he had not filed the petition as of late Tuesday, Dec. 8, with the Shelby County Election Commission, according to the election commission’s website.

47. Memphis Election Fundraising Deadline Prompts Flurry of Appeals -

For the last week, candidates in the October Memphis elections have had fundraising fever.

The campaign finance reports for the period that ended Tuesday, June 30, are due at the Shelby County Election Commission by July 10. That’s followed by the noon July 16 filing deadline for candidates in the races for Memphis Mayor, City Council and City Court Clerk.

48. Wharton on State ‘Blueprint’ Funding, Mud Island Plan -

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. wants to bring state funding to the table when he takes his “Blueprint for Prosperity” to the Memphis City Council and others.

Wharton was to meet with Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam Friday, April 24, in Nashville to secure the state’s commitment to the effort, he said after taping the WKNO-TV program "Behind The Headlines" earlier that day.

49. Split-Second W Nails Record -

“Done! Done!” That’s what I heard, almost simultaneously, as 300 voices cheered, 300 voices groaned, and 600 people stood and applauded. Including me, there on the front row in the Stamford, Conn., Marriott ballroom, venue of the 2015 American Crossword Puzzle Tournament.

50. Commission’s First Partisan Challenge Lingers -

Shelby County Commissioners appeared last week to be on the way to putting behind them their first political controversy of their term of office.

Six of the seven Democratic commissioners along with Republican commissioner Steve Basar voted last month to delay the slate of committee assignments made by new chairman Justin Ford.

51. Commission Confirms Luttrell Appointees -

In the first voting meeting of the new four-year term of office, the Shelby County Commission approved Monday, Sept. 8, County Mayor Mark Luttrell’s reappointment of Harvey Kennedy as chief administrative officer, Mike Swift as finance director, Yvonne Matlock as health services director, John Halbert as chief information officer, Tom Needham as public works director and Richard Copeland as director of the city-county Office of Planning and Development. The commission also approved William Gupton as the new director of the county’s corrections division.

52. County Commission Confirms Luttrell Appointees -

In the first voting meeting of the new four-year term of office, the Shelby County Commission approved Monday, Sept. 8, County Mayor Mark Luttrell’s reappointment of Harvey Kennedy as chief administrative officer, Mike Swift as finance director, Yvonne Matlock as health services director, John Halbert as chief information officer, Tom Needham as public works director and Richard Copeland as director of the city-county Office of Planning and Development. The commission also approved William Gupton as the new director of the county’s corrections division.

53. County Commission Begins New Term -

Shelby County Commissioners elect a new chairman Monday, Sept. 8, for the next year at the first voting meeting of their four-year term of office.

And their agenda includes votes on appointments by Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell to his second-term team of division directors and administrators.

54. Memphis Bar Reveals Judicial Candidate Poll -

All but three of the 24 local judicial incumbents on the Aug. 7 ballot came out on top in the Memphis Bar Association poll of judicial candidates released Monday, June 30.

Attorneys were asked by the bar to select candidates based on who they felt was best qualified to hold the office.

55. Memphis Bar Judicial Poll Released -

The Memphis Bar Association poll of attorneys on the judicial races on the Aug. 7 ballot shows 16 percent to as high as 38 percent of the attorneys participating have no opinion in many of the judicial races.

56. Harris Files Ford Challenge at Deadline -

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.

57. Common Core Spawns Widespread Political Fights -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More than five years after U.S. governors began a bipartisan effort to set new standards in American schools, the Common Core initiative has morphed into a political tempest fueling division among Republicans.

58. Commission Approves Ballpark Deal -

The deal for the city of Memphis to buy AutoZone Park and the St. Louis Cardinals to buy the Memphis Redbirds franchise is on its way to a mid-February closing.

Shelby County Commission approval of the county’s part of the deal Monday, Jan. 27, came with a lot of reluctance and some of the same complaints Memphis City Council members had last month – primarily that they were being rushed.

59. Commission Approves Other Part of Ballpark Deal -

Shelby County Commissioners reluctantly approved county government’s part of the AutoZone Park deal Monday, Jan. 27, despite delaying a vote on it at committee sessions last week.

The item was added onto the commission’s agenda by chairman James Harvey who said he could because it was “time sensitive.”

60. County Commission Weighs Fairgrounds Opposition -

The relationship between city and county governments long has included overlapping interests with sometimes opposing positions on those interests.

Throw in years-old agreements involving real estate, and you have a recipe for uncertainty about how to resolve the differences to meet new arrangements.

61. Events -

Hattiloo Theatre will present “One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show” Thursday, Jan. 9, to Jan. 26 at the theater, 656 Marshall Ave. Visit hattiloo.org.

62. Events -

Graceland will host an Elvis birthday proclamation and cake-cutting ceremony Wednesday, Jan. 8, at 9:30 a.m. on the Graceland front lawn, 3734 Elvis Presley Blvd. Cost is free; cake and coffee will be served at the Chrome Grille after the ceremony. Visit elvis.com for other birthday events held through Saturday, Jan. 11.

63. This week in Memphis history: January 3-9 -

2013: On the front page of the Daily News, Club Crave, at Fourth and Beale streets, had been closed as a public nuisance under a General Sessions Environmental Court order. The order followed a Christmas Eve shooting at the club that killed one person and injured two more. Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. vowed the city would seek to demolish the building. The club still stands but has not reopened since.

64. County Commission to Discuss Ballpark Property -

Two days after Memphis City Council members again delayed approval of a deal for city ownership of AutoZone Park, Shelby County Commissioners are to discuss the county’s part of the arrangement in their committee sessions.

65. Haiku With Cartoon Twist -

HOT SPRINGS, ARK. – “Old Pond” cartoonist / big hit at haiku Hot Springs: / Jessica Tremblay.

November rolls in with hints of summer and winter. Autumn’s colors dot the hillsides surrounding historic Bathhouse Row. Amid falling leaves a dozen and a half haiku versifiers, from Boston to Memphis to Plano to Vancouver, descend upon the Arlington Hotel.

66. 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.

67. Long, Winding Road Brings Frulla Home for Legal Career -

Before exploring the hushed recesses of a law library and the endless indexes of a legal textbook, Chris Frulla of Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell PLC wanted to explore some of the country.

His wanderlust took him from Memphis, where he’d attended White Station High School, to South Carolina and College of Charleston. He graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in anthropology and minor in geology and environmental geostudies.

68. They Really Did Write That! -

Re: The column in which I quoted lawyers’ courtroom and deposition questions and statements. Ron Curlin of Memphis writes, “Without question, this is the most hilarious column you’ve ever done. It has brightened my day tremendously! As far as I’m concerned, you have set a precedent with this one, and I fully expect to see more ‘Did They Really Say That?’ columns chosen from the attorney’s side of the proceedings. Thank you for making my day. Keep up the excellent work.”

69. Entrepreneurial Ecosystem -

Maybe you’re a startup founder who wants to rub shoulders with your peers, pitch investors in the hope of landing venture capital and talk to a lawyer about drawing up paperwork.

Maybe you’re a veteran researcher who’s got a side project that looks like it could turn into something big. Or maybe you’ve got little more than an idea on the back of a napkin.

70. From the Pens of Babes -

Transitioning now, from the past four weeks of courtroom pleadings and testimony, to actual letters. Received by me. From fifth and sixth grade students who attended programs I presented in their schools or actual sessions at the courthouse.

71. First Horizon in Savings Mode -

First Tennessee Bank’s parent company is serious about cutting costs. Memphis-based First Horizon National Corp. had originally tagged $110 million in cost savings to try and reach in 2011, which the company’s chief financial officer called “a watershed year for us” in a presentation to analysts a few days ago in Boston.

72. Deadline Looms For Candidates In March Primaries -

There is the paperwork and there are the deadlines in politics. And then there are the campaigns that begin long before the paperwork or deadlines.

One group of candidates in the 2012 election cycle is approaching its first deadline Thursday, Dec. 8, at noon – the filing deadline for the March 6 county primaries.

73. Film Fest Brings Fab Moments -

The column about my knee evoked a record amount of viewer mail. Evidently, many folk have joint pain issues.

My PRP injection was one month ago, and my knee feels better than it has in years. On a couple days there’s been some semblance of the old pain, as after three days of golf and yard work Memorial Day weekend.

74. LifeQuest Celebrates Success -

Wednesday, I got to be the luncheon speaker at LifeQuest of Arkansas. I couldn’t wait to hear what I had to say. One of my planned lines: “Happy birthday to you!”

My goal was to educate, enlighten and entertain on the topic of cruciverbalism, a.k.a. crossword puzzling.

75. Fed Says $600B Bond Program to End in June -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. economy and job creation have strengthened enough for the Federal Reserve to end on schedule a program of buying Treasury bonds to help the economy, the Fed said Wednesday.

76. Council to Consider Budget, Schools Tax -

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. takes a $687.4 million city operating budget Tuesday to the Memphis City Council.

And the council will talk over a special school tax rate of 39 cents Tuesday.

The budget proposal is $22.7 million in the red.

77. Mental Workout Benefits Validated -

We Americans spend billions on our physical well-being, “but there are no comparable efforts to keep people mentally agile and strong.”

This was according to a Washington Post article by Shankar Vedantam a while back.

78. GOP Looks to Erase Democrats' Comfy House Majority -

WASHINGTON (AP) – No fewer than 65 House seats across the country – an overwhelming majority held by Democrats – are at risk of changing political hands this fall, enough to bolster Republican hopes of regaining power and stoke fears in President Barack Obama's party of losing it.

79. Senators Await Kagan Papers from Clinton Library -

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) Researchers at the William J. Clinton Presidential Library are working overtime to produce more than 160,000 pages of documents – some of them possibly holding clues to the record of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan.

80. BRIDGES Event Focuses on Entrepreneurship -

BRIDGES Inc. showed out-of-work people how to create their own jobs with the help of successful small-business owners Wednesday when the nonprofit organization hosted a conference on entrepreneurship.

81. Elena Kagan Chosen by Obama for Supreme Court -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama nominated Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court on Monday, declaring the former Harvard Law School dean "one of the nation's foremost legal minds." She would be the court's youngest justice and give it three female members for the first time.

82. Diocese Struggled With Approach, Court Docs Show -

The Catholic Diocese of Memphis had, by the mid-1990s, adopted a policy of suspending priests accused of child sexual abuse and sending them for counseling, as well as providing counseling for their victims.

83. 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.”

84. VA Doc’s Research In National Journal -

Research led by Dr. William C. Cushman of the VA Medical Center in Memphis is the focus of an article published Sunday in The New England Journal of Medicine.

Cushman, the hospital’s chief of preventive medicine, is the lead author of the article about a nationwide, eight-year study to determine whether more intensive drug therapies are needed for diabetics at risk for heart disease.

85. Poplar Rail Study Juggles Citizen, Business Concerns -

Paul Morris empathizes with the college students who climb over the trains stopped on the tracks that intersect the University of Memphis campus on their way to class.

86. Legal Community Mourns Stinson -

Judge William David Stinson Jr. died Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis. He was 82.

Stinson served as a Shelby County General Sessions judge from 1970 to 1982. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, where he was assigned to the 231st Chemical Depot Company, which was sent to Okinawa and arrived just after the Japanese surrendered in World War II. Stinson spent one year in Okinawa guarding Japanese prisoners. He was discharged in 1946 as a sergeant, after which he returned to his education.

87. High Court Takes Conservative Stance on GALs -

Starting in May, courts across the state will have new guidelines for appointing guardians ad litem.

The provisional rules adopted by the Tennessee Supreme Court this month call for fewer appointments of GALs to represent the interests of children or adults with diminished mental capacity in court proceedings.

88. Bankers, Politicians Discuss State Of Industry -

By the end of this month, small groups of bankers, homebuilders and Realtors will have taken turns trekking to Legislative Plaza in Nashville. They all will have faced a legislative committee whose chairman, Germantown resident Paul Stanley, wanted to hear them answer a basic question, each in their own way:

89. 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.

90. Holder’s Latest Honor Springs From Mediation Work -

Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Janice Holder recently was honored with the second annual Greyfred Gray Public Service Mediation Award at the Lipscomb University Institute for Conflict Management in Nashville.

91. Events -

The Center City Development Corp. Streetscape Selection Committee will meet today at 10:30 a.m. in the Center City Commission conference room at 114 N. Main St. The meeting will include proposal reviews for construction services for the Streetscape Phase II project. For more information, call Jay Goff at 575-0582.

92. Events -

The Memphis Investors Group will meet today at 7 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Germantown Athletic Club, 1801 Exeter Road. A panel of local real estate investors will hold a question-and-answer session. The event is free for first-time visitors and members. Cost is $20 for repeat visitors. Prior to the panel discussion, several early-bird sessions will begin at 6 p.m.

93. Business Classes Going Online -

Classes in business management will be taught live over the Internet with an online audience as far away as Texas.

The Strategic Management Learning System has been offered in the classroom by the Tennessee Small Business Development Council in Knoxville since 2002. The council has exclusive rights to expand the program to the Web.

94. Stateline Road DevelopmentDelayed in City Council -      Developer William H. Thomas Jr. has put on hold a planned development at Stateline Road and Airways Boulevard.
     The three-week delay in Memphis City Council approval came Tuesday because

95. 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.

96. Business Partners Prove That Early Birds Get the (Blue) Worm -

On any given weekend, customers at The Blue Worm can hear Memphis Symphony Orchestra violinist Heather Trussell playing the blues.

Trussell said she loves the environment there, because unlike at symphony performances, the audience gives instant feedback.

97. ... Look Who's 40 -

As a teenager, John Fry made regular trips to the Satellite Record Shop on McLemore Avenue, where Estelle Axton would sell him 45s over the counter and play him new recordings from countless music labels.

98. Events -

The UrbanArt Commission and the University of Miami School of Architecture Knight Program in Community Building present "Creating Walkable Communities" today at noon at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 692 Poplar Ave. The lecture is being held in association with the Winchester Park/Intown charrette that will help with the redevelopment of the Winchester Park neighborhood on the northeast corner of Downtown. For more information, call 525-0801.

99. MBA Sponsors Judicial Candidate Forum Today -

JULY 10

The Criminal Law Section of the Memphis Bar Association will hold a candidate forum from noon to 2 p.m. in the auditorium of the Criminal Justice Center, 201 Poplar Ave. Candidates for General Sessions Criminal Court judge in Divisions 7 through 13 will speak for four minutes each. For more information, call Tony Brayton, Garland Erguden or William Robilio at 545-5800.

100. Among Other Events, Collierville Hosts Fireworks Extravaganza Today -

July 3

The Town of Collierville holds an Independence Day Celebration from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. in H.W. Cox Jr. Park, 440 W. Powell Road. A fireworks show is scheduled to begin at 9:30 p.m. For more information, call 853-3225.