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1. Sleep Mode? Tech Giants' Kids' 'Fixes' Amount to Baby Steps -

NEW YORK (AP) – Facebook is adding a "sleep" mode to its Messenger Kids service to let parents limit when their kids can use it.

It's the latest concession that tech companies are making as critics question whether they should be targeting kids at all. Among their chief concerns: The effects on kids are not yet known, and companies might not have children's best interests at heart when tech for kids is such a lucrative market.

2. Building Heritage -

The basement of the Universal Life Insurance building, a Memphis landmark at Danny Thomas Boulevard and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, is still defined by the intersection of overhead ventilation shafts and pipes.

3. Alexa, Make My Kid Polite: Echo to Get Child-Friendly Update -

NEW YORK (AP) – Alexa's new missions: encourage kids to ask questions more politely, and get them to bed on time.

The voice assistant that lives inside Amazon's Echo speakers will soon thank kids for shouting out questions "nicely" if they say "please." The new response is part of a kid-friendly update that's coming next month, giving parents more control over the voice assistant. Adults can set Alexa to go silent at bedtime, block music with explicit lyrics and even call kids down to dinner.

4. King's Children See New Movements, Same Challenges 50 Years After Mountaintop -

The bright and multi colored lights at Mason Temple Church of God In Christ gave way for a few minutes Tuesday, April 3, to a single white spotlight on the empty pulpit of the South Memphis church and a recording of part of the speech Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered from the pulpit 50 years ago Tuesday.

5. House Passes Spy Program After Confusing Trump Tweets -

WASHINGTON (AP) – After a confusing morning of tweets by President Donald Trump, the House on Thursday passed a bill to reauthorize a key foreign intelligence collection program with an important tweak: It would require the FBI to get a warrant if it wants to view the contents of Americans' communications swept up in the process.

6. Moore Named Executive Director of Explore Bike Share -

Trey Moore has been named executive director of Explore Bike Share, the Memphis nonprofit that is preparing to launch a local bike-share system with 600 bicycles and 60 stations. Moore, who is returning to Memphis from Atlanta, Georgia, will lead Explore Bike Share’s staff in operations, fund development and community engagement activities in partnership with the organization’s board of directors.
As executive director, he also is committed to bicycling as a sustainable transportation option with access to as many Memphians as possible, and will help promote a bike-friendly culture in Memphis while encouraging exercise and healthy lifestyles.

7. US Air Force Official: Missile Targeting Saudis Was Iranian -

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran manufactured the ballistic missile fired by Yemen's Shiite rebels toward the Saudi capital and remnants of it bore "Iranian markings," the top U.S. Air Force official in the Mideast said Friday, backing the kingdom's earlier allegations.

8. Using Innovation Inside the Enterprise -

Increasingly people with job functions that serve an enterprise but have no customer-facing roles are filling up our Innovation Bootcamps. They are being sent to learn new methods, mindsets and approaches to problem solving. They don’t know what to expect when they arrive, but have plans to apply what they learned to create value for their firms upon leaving.

9. New Headmasters Take the Helm At Hutchison, Memphis University School -

Kristen Ring, the new head of school at Hutchison School, dispels the notion that data on student achievement is only a function of state and federal requirements for public school systems.

10. Facebook: Accounts From Russia Bought Ads During US Campaign -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Hundreds of fake Facebook accounts, probably run from Russia, spent about $100,000 on ads aimed at stirring up divisive issues such as gun control and race relations during the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the social network said Wednesday.

11. Bartlett Weighs $60M Overhaul, Expansion of Bartlett High School -

A four-word phrase that appeared on a Power Point presentation at Bartlett High School last week was when the audience of 500 people appeared to buy into a $60 million plan to reconfigure the high school campus over the next three to four years.

12. Bartlett Weighs $60M Plan to Reconfigure, Expand Bartlett High -

The Bartlett City Schools board is considering a $60 million plan to upgrade and expand the Bartlett High School campus over three to four years. The project would be partially financed with a 14-cent hike in Bartlett’s property tax rate.

13. Motor Vessel Mississippi Returns to Memphis Riverfront -

The largest diesel towboat on the Mississippi River has been known to move 16 to 17 barges at one time – although it has done 33.

The motor vessel “Mississippi” does plenty of other heavy lifting including helping put in place the concrete mats that stabilize banks along the river.

14. African Art Begins Transition at Brooks Museum -

For many visitors to the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, the museum’s African art collection has been a modest display of traditional African art symbolized by a grouping of large masks on a plain wall.

15. United Way, MIFA Leaders Work Toward Ending Poverty -

Nearly two years into his tenure as the president and CEO of United Way of the Mid-South, Dr. Kenneth Robinson says the funder of 79 nonprofit organizations in the region continues to work toward a new basic goal – ending poverty.

16. United Way Mid-South is Building a Network of Agencies to Fight Poverty -

Memphis has a poverty problem, a problem that exists despite thousands of human service agencies at work in the region, and United Way Mid-South having interaction with some 650,000 people last year.

17. Characteristics of Sales Winners -

Do you struggle to pinpoint exactly what makes your top sales performers excel? While common, this challenge can make it impossible to consistently recruit high performers. It also makes it difficult to translate those qualities into training for other salespeople on your team that would allow your organization to more quickly scale.

18. Can GOP Keep Grasp On Success Ramsey Built? -

As much as Tennessee Republicans want to put a happy face on the departure of Senate Speaker and Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, holding it together in the wake of his departure will be an awesome task.

19. Conference Aims to Empower Women Professionally and Personally -

Later this month Young Women Philanthropists, an auxiliary of the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis (WFGM), will put on its fourth Modern Day Woman’s Conference to empower, engage and educate women ages 25-45 on how to take the next step in their professional, civic, community and personal journeys.

20. Muddy’s Launches New Custom Studio Division -

Muddy’s Bake Shop has launched a new division of its now 8-year-old dessert business. It’s the Muddy’s Custom Studio, staffed by a team of cake artists who’ll prepare custom, personalized versions of cupcakes and cakes that are distinct from what’s prepared each week for the business’ two retail shops.

21. Medical Area Ready For Residential Development -

Every week day, 16,000 people go to work in the two-and-a-half square mile area that is the Memphis Medical Center District.

Add the 8,000 students to the workers at the eight major institutions in the district and you have more than a sell-out crowd for an event at FedExForum in that area every working day.

22. Last Word: Post Caucus, Fincher's Exit, 1919 Handwriting and Your Rolodex -

That close (very little light between index finger and thumb) between Clinton and Sanders in Iowa Monday evening.
Both live to fight another day in another state—New Hampshire.
And because it is Iowa – they each get to declare victory as long as they don’t go into a lot of detail about the totals.
This is one of those cases where it is like horsehoes and hand grenades – close does count.

23. Highland Heights CDC Rehabs Five More Homes -

On his desk at Treadwell Middle School, Jared Myers keeps a colorful map marked by green, red and blue shapes.

24. From Hospitals to Startups, 2015 a Big Year for Memphis Health Community -

From groundbreaking research to big-dollar grants and awards, startup launches and breakthrough innovations, Memphis’ health care, life sciences and biotech community took some significant leaps forward in 2015.

25. Memphis Researcher's Strep Vaccine Moves to Trial Phase -

The fight against strep throat is being waged from Memphis.

Memphis-based Vaxent and the Pan-Provincial Vaccine Enterprise Inc., also known as Prevent, have initiated a Phase 1 clinical trial of StreptAnova, a vaccine designed to prevent Group A streptococcal infections. The trial will be conducted at the Canadian Center for Vaccinology in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

26. The Objective Leader’s Vision -

“Once in a while you get shown the light/In the strangest of places/If you look at it right” – The Grateful Dead

To celebrate the iconic lifestyle brand of the Grateful Dead and their recent sold out 50th anniversary reunion stadium run, let’s talk about vision and its shadow side, blind spots.

27. Trucking Industry Sees Record Revenues -

The U.S. trucking industry generated $700.4 billion in 2014, topping $700 billion for the first time ever, according to industry figures.

The trucking industry’s good fortunes should be a boon to the local economy, which leans heavily on transportation, distribution and logistics. The record revenue means a high volume of goods is being shipped across the country, with a lot of it winding its way through Memphis warehouses and eventually onto trucks.

28. Simply Fashion, Dots Stores Closing -

Simply Fashion and Dots stores nationwide are closing, and going-out-of-business sales are starting Thursday.

Simply Fashion, a discount retailer of women’s clothing, accessories and footwear, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last month. The privately held company currently runs about 243 stores under the Simply Fashion and Dots names.

29. Simply Fashion and Dots Stores Closing Nationwide -

Simply Fashion and Dots stores nationwide are closing, and going-out-of-business sales are starting Thursday.

Simply Fashion, a discount retailer of women’s clothing, accessories and footwear, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last month. The privately held company currently runs about 243 stores under the Simply Fashion and Dots names.

30. Simply Fashion and Dots Stores Closing Nationwide -

BOSTON (AP) – Simply Fashion and Dots stores nationwide are closing, and going-out-of-business sales are starting Thursday.

Simply Fashion, a discount retailer of women's clothing, accessories and footwear, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last month. The privately held company currently runs about 243 stores under the Simply Fashion and Dots names.

31. Memphis Civil Rights Map Broadens History’s Reach -

The civil rights history of the Memphis area is so rich and so deep that a new GIS map of historic sites by the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change will probably be a work in progress for some time.

32. Love Song to a City -

As the story goes, Al Green wrote the lyrics to “Let’s Stay Together” in about five minutes. In 1972, the song – which spans just three minutes and 13 seconds – reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

33. Square Moves -

This year saw the continuation of Overton Square’s comeback, with another flurry of openings and moves to the square as the site of crowds and the sound of music continues to increasingly fill the restaurant and entertainment district.

34. Music Takes Center Stage for Nashville's New Year’s Eve -

Cynics and service industry folks might call it “amateur night.” And one can hardly blame them as New Year’s Eve can turn even the most unassuming guest into a rowdy reveler for a night.

35. Big Second Half? Titans Have Rebounded Before -

As the Tennessee Titans reassemble from their bye week, there is some sense of optimism that somehow this team that went 2-6 through the first half of the season can put together something to make the final 2014 ledger look somewhat respectable.

36. Editorial: Overton Square Comeback Proof of Possibilities -

Overton Square is back in ways few of us could have foreseen just three years ago.

And that’s the point – ways few of us could have foreseen.

The direct cause is millions of dollars invested by Loeb Properties, a Memphis company that knows what was, what could be and the necessary difference between the two.

37. Recruiter’s Career Twist -

Ask Janet Miller about her remarkable career at the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and she’ll likely attribute it to good timing or pass credit onto others.

38. City Leaders Face Mixed Reaction to Poplar Plaza Attack -

Memphis police had arrested and charged 11 juveniles by the end of the day Monday, Sept. 8, in the mob attack Saturday at the Poplar Plaza shopping center.

Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong said several parents had followed the advice he and Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. gave Sunday and turned in their children after learning they may have been involved in the attack that injured two other teenagers working at the Kroger supermarket at Poplar Plaza.

39. Bloodworth: Greenways Increasing Residential Values -

The Memphis region’s existing 50 miles of greenways, paths and trails are responsible for some increase in property values, particularly residential property, says Rusty Bloodworth, vice president of Boyle Investment Co. and past chairman of the Urban Land Institute’s Memphis chapter.

40. Chisca Rebirth -

As the Carlisle Corp. began to really delve into the guts of the old Chisca Hotel on Main Street, company officials discovered hidden gem after hidden gem.

41. Enroll the Skeptics Early -

After working on hundreds of innovation projects, one fact remains. If you cannot get executive sponsorship of the final concepts, they will never launch. We recommend a few steps to get leadership engaged in solving the problem with you as part of the process; therefore, they will feel invested in the outcome of the innovations in the marketplace.

42. Past, Present, Future -

The weekend before the formal reopening of the National Civil Rights Museum, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s voice could be heard in the museum plaza.

43. Lemmonds Forges New Venture on Broad -

Elizabeth Lemmonds’ idea for a combination art space and fabrication shop, which she began pursuing after striking out on her own from the Start Co. organization last year, is coming together.

44. Madoff-Related Fraud to Cost JPMorgan $2.5 Billion -

NEW YORK (AP) – For more than 15 years, there were signs something was amiss with what federal prosecutors in Manhattan call the "703 account" at JPMorgan Chase & Co.

45. Bad Blood -

December was already going to be a busy month at City Hall for the administration of Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.

He would be bringing a plan to provide $15 million in city financing for the $180 million Crosstown revitalization project and rolling out its fix to address the Tennessee Comptroller’s vocal concerns about the city’s unfunded pension liability.

46. Council’s Ire at Wharton Timing Grows -

It is a political constant in life at City Hall for Memphis City Council members to complain that they get critical information much too late in the decision-making process and then are pressured by the mayor to make a decision then and there.

47. Roger and Me -

Bummer! I drove in from Tulsa a while ago. No big deal that my teammates and I suffered an ignominious defeat on the golf course this morning. No big deal that I opted to not listen to the football game on the radio during the drive home, which might have made the drive seem briefer.

48. Chisley Named CEO of Methodist North Hospital -

Gyasi C. Chisley has joined Methodist North Hospital as CEO. In his new role, Chisley will lead thousands of associates and aligned and contracted medical staff. He says that as health care transitions from volume to value, his platform is to grow outpatient practices, physicians and services while creating a viable patient-centered environment.

49. Conference Promotes Women Business Ownership -

Marketing firm owner Amy Howell could write a book on her experience as a female business owner. As a matter of fact, she has.

50. Wal-Mart Pushes ‘Made in America’ at Summit -

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is hoping for a groundswell "made-in-America" movement.

51. Marshall ‘Connects Dots,’ Keeps State Beautiful -

Missy Marshall, who has spent the past 20 years working in state government, was recently named executive director of Keep Tennessee Beautiful.

The public service organization is a partnership with the Tennessee Department of Transportation and the University of Memphis Extended Programs, and is funded by the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission.

52. Lemmonds Forges Ahead With New Enterprise -

After years spent helping entrepreneurs bring their startups to life, Elizabeth Lemmonds has moved on from the organization now known as Start Co. and is working on a venture of her own.

53. PURE GOLD: Use Effective Taglines -

While many tools and technologies of marketing change at the speed of innovation, some fundamental elements retain their value. A few essential elements increase in value as more clutter finds new ways to compete for our increasingly valuable attention. Nothing has as much perennial value as an effective tagline.

54. Changing Current -

The Uptown waterfront along the Wolf River Harbor – the area of the rejuvenated Uptown neighborhood that has for the most part been left out of the revitalization – could soon become a bustling waterfront village, according to a recently released master plan for the area.

55. Legal Path to Special Master Unclear -

If U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee Judge Samuel “Hardy” Mays appoints a special master to oversee the merger of Shelby County’s two public school systems, there are legal questions about how much authority the master would have and precisely what he or she would do to advance the merger’s pace.

56. Dippin' Dots Bankruptcy Case at End -

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) – A remaining piece in the bankruptcy case of novelty ice cream maker Dippin' Dots has been resolved.

A spokesman for the company that purchased Dippin' Dots said Monday a hearing scheduled for later this week is expected to be cancelled because information sought by a federal bankruptcy judge was submitted.

57. Dots to Open Third Memphis Store -

National retailer Dots will open a new Memphis store Thursday, Nov. 8, in the Market of Wolfcreek Shopping Center, 2759 Wolfcreek Parkway.

58. Stories of Hope -

Sometimes words are not enough to tell the story of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital patient Ethan Washburn’s nearly three-year battle with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.

When this happens, Ethan, 10, of Memphis, uses a string of brightly colored glass beads to illustrate it. Each of the distinctive beads marks a treatment milestone. There are fluted purple beads that represent learning to take medicine, blue triangles for clinic visits, red beads with white polka dots for birthdays.

59. Memphis Doctors Help Launch Iraq Heart Clinic -

Even from the ground, the rusted holes in the dry water tower over Nasiriyah, Iraq, don’t look like the pinpricks of rifle fire. They are the dinner plate-sized vandalism of heavier ordinance, and most of the wreckage comes from above. In short, we did it.

60. Dots Opens Two New Memphis Stores -

National retailer Dots is bringing a pair of women’s fashions locations to two of the city’s booming shopping centers.

On Thursday, May 10, Dots opened at Ridgeway Trace Shopping Center, 5847 Poplar Ave. Dots’ presence in Memphis will grow again on Thursday, May 24, with a second grand opening at Centennial Commons, 7682 Polo Grounds Blvd.

61. Students Take Hutchison Leads In Unexpected Directions -

Mary Elizabeth Kakales has been grappling with school reform concepts like how to scale reforms so that they can prevail in different schools in different communities. And she has thought through teacher accountability standards.

62. Childs-Potter’s Venture Aims to Connect People -

In a world where technological advancement means people find themselves increasingly connected to each other and to information in a rowdy immersion of content and community, let us pause to consider the hyphen.

63. Green Cos., Orgs Seek ‘Lorax’ Tie-Ins -

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Lorax, perhaps the most famous anti-industrial crusader from children's literature, is getting support from companies that are willing to go green.

With a host of commercial tie-ins – albeit for eco-friendly products – Universal Pictures will begin promoting "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax" this month. The animated movie, set for release March 2 in North America, is about a creature who "speaks for the trees" and fights rampant industrialism in a retelling of the Dr. Seuss children's book first published in 1971.

64. Dippin' Dots Files for Bankruptcy, Wants to Stay -

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Novelty ice cream maker Dippin' Dots has filed for federal bankruptcy protection, but is asking a judge to allow it to use cash collateral to continue operations.

65. Parish Nurse Resource Center Moves to Memphis -

It’s been a landmark year for the Memphis-based Church Health Center, which provides access to quality health care for the city’s vast population of uninsured citizens.

From the release of founding executive director Dr. Scott Morris’ book, “Health Care You Can Live With” – which saw him giving print, radio and television interviews with media outlets from Los Angeles to New York – to a CBS national news feature spotlighting the nonprofit’s mission to serve the working poor, Americans from coast to coast have become familiar with the Church Health Center’s work.

66. BadgerSpot Mobile App Brings Printed Page to Life -

The Memphis-based team behind BadgerSpot, a new “augmented reality”-based mobile phone application that’s now live in Apple’s app store, has developed what it’s describing as the digital version of a secret decoder ring that can unlock advertising, communication and social media possibilities for businesses.

67. Hemline Creative Marketing: Women Serving Women -

Just eight short years ago, Cynthia Saatkamp and Kelley Morice sat at the Beauty Shop restaurant, sharing a Wi-Fi connection and a unique vision.

Both women previously worked together at Conaway Brown Inc. and since then had been in pursuit of individual marketing ventures. Little did they know one phone call would bring them back together less than three months later to collaborate on an account for FTN Financial, a division of First Tennessee Bank.

68. Old Cop, New Cop -

Until 2006, about the only things that cops in Memphis considered “high-tech” were the radio receivers they attached to their shirts.

Older cops considered the latest gadgets in crime fighting as a departure from proven police methods. They still relied on written reports – a bureaucratic requirement in case there were repercussions later – even though there was no guarantee the paper could be found. The closest thing to digital was the reel-to-reel recordings of radio dispatches.

69. MCS Board Argues 'Dots' Before Approving Surrender Minutes - It took the Memphis City Schools (MCS) board an hour and a half Thursday to approve the minutes of its Dec. 20 meeting – the session where the board approved a charter surrender resolution.

Thursday evening’s special meeting was called by board members who wanted to leave no room for error in the move to a citywide referendum on the charter surrender. A copy of the resolution had already been delivered to the Shelby County Election Commission.

70. Plans Unveiled for Expanded Civil Rights Museum -

The bare bones of an expanded National Civil Rights Museum include three times more space for the Memphis chapter in the story of the civil rights movement, updated technology for exhibits and a more detailed story of how connected the events are over three centuries.

71. Stokes Finds Success In Commercial Real Estate -

Commercial real estate is generally considered a man’s world, but CB Richard Ellis’ Leah Fyfe Stokes is undaunted.

72. Furniture Designer Opens First Outlet Store in Memphis -

Mid-South shoppers can now buy at discount prices the intricately crafted furniture Amy Howard creates for dignitaries, celebrities and five-star hotels.

73. Holder Brings Judicial Selection Squabble to Town -

Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Janice Holder appeared to be in the mood to talk about basketball referees when she spoke at the Kiwanis Club of Memphis last week. At least that’s how she began remarks that have stirred the boiling pot that is the Tennessee Legislature’s debate on how best to select appeals court judges.

74. Nine of City’s Biggest Companies Back Diversity Initiative -

The Mid-South Minority Business Council and nine corporate partners launched a holistic diversity initiative this week that targets key areas for improvement.

The Model Diversity Corporation Initiative will focus on supplier diversity, work force diversity and community giving. It also calls for establishing diversity committees within companies to monitor progress.

75. Push for Domestic Violence Court Gains Traction -

When the Shelby County Board of Commissioners meets Monday to appoint a new General Sessions Criminal Court judge, it will consider 15 candidates.

The 13-member body also will give serious thought to appointing someone who is willing to turn Division 10 into a court devoted exclusively to domestic violence cases.

76. Hedge Fund Collapse Leaves Mark On Memphis -

A hedge fund manager convicted of swindling $450 million from investors and who had been sentenced earlier this year for his actions was supposed to report to prison in Massachusetts recently. But Samuel Israel III, one of the founders of the Connecticut-based Bayou Group, never showed up.

77. CANDLE Seeks Study Participants -

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Department of Preventive Medicine needs more pregnant women to sign up for a study that will help researchers identify major factors that affect the development of children from birth to age 3.

78. Feds Offer More Info on Drug Ring -

A race-car driver with a habit of vacuum-sealing thousands of dollars in plastic has filled in for an exiled Memphis drug kingpin, according to federal drug agents.

Memphian Bobby D. Cole's name was linked to Craig Petties last month in the latest court documents filed with a link to the mammoth drug conspiracy and murder-for-hire case against Petties and eight others.

79. DUI Lawyer Advertising Ban Could Hurt Sponsor's Opponent -

NASHVILLE (AP) - A state senator's proposal to ban defense attorneys from advertising their expertise with drunken driving cases could affect the opponent in her district's Democratic primary this summer.

80. Ardent Sings New Tune With Old Songs -

The Ardent record label in Memphis has made history. More than 40 years of it, to be exact.

But it wasn't until a California-based record producer and avid Memphis music fan began digging through Ardent's tape vaults that the label decided to actually chronicle some of that history - as well as the distinct sound popularized by its artists over the years.

81. Shootout Event To Host Hoops Hopefuls From Across the U.S. -

Local high school basketball standouts Ray Parks, Marvin Brown and Samson Carter will take to the court Saturday night at FedExForum.

The teens are part of the local M33M Magic Memphis basketball team. They will be taking part in the Jack Jones Shootout, playing against the M33M National basketball team.

82. Dotson MakesFirst Court Appearance -      Jessie L. Dotson made a brief court appearance Monday, his first since being charged with six counts of first degree murder and three counts of attempted first degree murder.
     He was deni

83. Retailers ReportSluggish October Sales -      The outlook for the holiday shopping season grew bleaker Thursday after retailers announced disappointing October sales results due to consumers' ongoing worries about housing and higher energy prices.

84. Local Women's Salaries Still Lag Behind Men's -

It can be difficult to gainsay the fact that higher education often leads to greater earning potential.

But for women, post-secondary degrees appear to help widen the earning gap between them and their male counterparts who have similar educational backgrounds.

85. 'Connect the Dots' -

A longtime transportation company is helping a pair of nascent transportation centers hit the ground running.

The DeHart Group, whose roots date back six generations to 1884, has donated $100,000 to support the University of Memphis' newly formed Center for Intermodal Freight Transportation Studies (CIFTS) and Center for Advanced Intermodal Technologies (CAIT).

86. At the Hub of Transportation -

Historian David Cohn once said, "The Mississippi Delta begins in the lobby of The Peabody Hotel and ends on Catfish Row in Vicksburg."

Culturally speaking, that might be true. But geographically speaking, the Delta cuts a much wider swath, at least according to the Delta Regional Authority (DRA), whose footprint includes eight states and extends from Illinois to Louisiana with a section of Alabama thrown in for good measure.

87. An Ode to Math -

Of the zillion press releases I receive in a given week, one managed to grab me Tuesday like nothing else.

Oddly enough, it came from the University of Minnesota with a Minneapolis-St. Paul dateline.

88. In Light of Va. Tech Tragedy, Some Wonder if Gun Laws Should Change -

Editor's Note: This article is part of a continuing series examining the Virginia Tech killing spree and its effects in Memphis.

Sam Wolfe's family started out in the dry-cleaning business almost 35 years ago. Today, they own dry cleaners in Collierville, Olive Branch, Memphis, Oakland and Somerville.

89. Green Light? -

You don't have to look far to find examples of U.S. cities that are going green.

St. Louis, for example, has paved the way for an intricate greenway system that stretches some 400 miles throughout the city. Nashville has poured $250 million - roughly what the city of Memphis spent on the FedExForum arena - into a first-class parks and greenways system.

90. Duck, Duck Goose Egg: Ducks Unlimited speaks out on watered-down Supreme Court ruling -

Ducks Unlimited Inc., a wetland and waterfowl conservation organization headquartered in Memphis, has spoken out against a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that could muddy the waters of 1972's Federal Water Pollution Control Act, also known as the Clean Water Act.

91. Archived Article: Law Focus - Law

Law Firms Seek Piece of Biotech Pie


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Interest in the biotechnology sector in Metro Memphis continues to grow, inspiring discussion on topics ranging from work force development to biologistics. At the center...

92. Archived Article: Daily Digest - Design work underway on Downtown garage

Design work underway

on new Downtown garage

Design work is underway on the Downtown Parking Authoritys 300-space garage planned for Main Street and Gayoso Avenue in the Center City Commissions Main St...

93. Archived Article: Daily Digest - Union Planters

Union Planters to release

first quarter earnings

Union Planters Corp. announced it will release first-quarter earnings and host a webcast of its 2003 shareholders meeting April 17.

The first-quarter earnings announcement w...

94. Archived Article: Marketplace (saturn) - By LAURIE JOHNSON Saturn opens mall showroom targeting holiday shoppers By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Its the Christmas gift-buying crush, and as busy shoppers cruise through Hickory Ridge Mall, they pass store after store stocked to the rafters ...

95. Archived Article: Tech Briefs - BellSouth has announced the launch of its DOTS program which is designed to build on the companys $25 million NetDay initiative which has connected more than 4,000 Southeastern schools and 172,000 educators to the Internet BellSouth has announced th...

96. Archived Article: Tech Focus Chg - By CAMILLE H Photos online Film processing companies put prints online, offer scanned photos on CDs or disks By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News The Internet is giving photographers a new way to process film and view prints. Seattle FilmWorks, a pub...