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1. Sharing Yards and Roots -

ROOTS AND MONKEY GRASS. So I’m waiting in line at Booksellers to get my high school classmate, Cary Fowler, to sign my copy of his new book when a moment of quintessential Memphis broke out.

2. Cracking a Smile -

ORIGINAL, UNIMPORTANT THOUGHTS. I’m on vacation, trying desperately not to think about anything important. I’ll be home next week – God willing and the Creek don’t rise. This week, I thought I’d share a bit of interesting trivia friends have passed along about origins of some of our common expressions.

3. Events -

Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale will be held Friday and Saturday, May 26-27, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3939 Poplar Ave. Items include hardbacks and paperbacks, children’s books, CDs, DVDs and more, all priced at $2 or less. Call 901-415-2840 for details or email memphislibrary.org.

4. Memphis’ Political History Reflects Changes With New Entries -

There was a moment during the March unveiling of former Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s portrait in the Hall of Mayors when the task of framing history gave way to the present.

It came when attorney Ricky E. Wilkins talked about the importance of Wharton and his predecessor, Willie Herenton – the only two black mayors in Memphis history – to the city’s political present. Wharton attended the event; Herenton was noticeably absent.

5. Last Word: Veep Visit, Women and Baseball and Civil Rights Cold Cases -

Game time at FedExForum for the NCAA South semifinals and Vice President Mike Pence is expected to be here to cheer on the Butler Bulldogs. The Butler mascot – a live bulldog – was already in town Thursday making the rounds. I think March Madness requires that all involved up their mascot game if they get this far. So UCLA, we expect to see a live bear roaming Beale Street. You might be able to work a deal with the zoo on this. But if there’s a cost split make sure you nail down those percentages.

6. Political Past, Present Meet as Wharton’s Portrait Joins Hall of Mayors -

When A C Wharton Jr. was Memphis mayor, his relationship with the Memphis City Council wasn’t always good. And it would usually get worse whenever he’d call a press conference in the Hall of Mayors on a Tuesday the council was meeting. Some council members thought it was to draw attention from them.

7. Impasse Compromise Wins Council Approval, Union Acceptance -

No more lottery balls for the Memphis City Council in the spring. The council approved Tuesday, March 21, an overhaul of the city’s impasse procedures – the rules for the council settling stalled contract talks between the city’s municipal unions and the city administration.

8. Council Agenda Includes Final Impasse Vote And Beale Street Management Discussion -

Memphis City Council members take up third and final reading Tuesday, March 21, of changes to the city’s impasse process and talk more specifically about a move to do away with the Beale Street Tourism Development Authority.

9. The Week Ahead: March 20-26 -

Happy Monday, Memphis! It’s the first day of spring, and a bounty of social gatherings, government meetings and business events are in bloom. Check out our top picks in The Week Ahead…

10. Tennessee Lawmakers Weigh In on Trump Visit -

NASHVILLE – While state lawmakers recognized the historical significance of President Donald Trump visiting the home of President Andrew Jackson in Hermitage Wednesday, March 15, the review is mixed on comparisons between the two as well as the Jackson legacy.

11. CBU Opens New School for the Arts -

Rosa Deal was the first woman on the faculty of Christian Brothers University, from 1961 to her retirement in 1994. And when she died five years ago, those who thought they knew Deal, who by then was professor emerita of the CBU School of the Arts, got a surprise.

12. Trump’s Turn -

If the election of Donald Trump was a mystery, there are even more questions about what will he do once he takes office Jan. 20. The clues may or may not be in the conduct of his campaign.

“Donald Trump campaigned without being tied to the traditional parameters of conservative-liberal dialogue that we’ve come to know over the past 20 or 30 years,” said Memphis attorney John Ryder, who is legal counsel to the Republican National Committee. “The hopeful part about that is that allows him to move past those divisions and enter new territory.”

13. RNC Counsel Says Russians Probed But Didn’t Hack System -

Russian computer hackers did not hack the Republican National Committee during the 2016 presidential campaign, according to the Memphis attorney who serves as the RNC’s legal counsel.

Attorney John Ryder commented on the claims reported in recent weeks during a Thursday, Dec. 15, forum at the Memphis chapter of The Federalist Society.

14. Events -

Pinot’s Palette will host its fourth annual Project Pet portrait-painting event to benefit the Streetdog Foundation on Sunday, Dec. 4, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Sanderlin studio, 5040 Sanderlin Ave., suite 111. Cost is $65; $20 will be donated to Streetdog. Participants must register by Thursday, Nov. 24. For details and registration, visit pinotspalette.com/sanderlin or call 901-761-0012.

15. Events -

Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, Nov. 23, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the University of Phoenix’s Memphis campus, 65 Germantown Court, first floor. The open-mic format will be hosted by Jo Garner. Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.biz or call 901-482-0354.

16. Events -

A public meeting on the Pinch District redevelopment plan will take place Tuesday, Nov. 22, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Balinese Ballroom, 330 N. Main St. The planning team will present the vision that has been crafted for the Pinch District following two public input meetings and discuss connectivity between this initiative and other projects in the vicinity. For more information, contact Brett Roler at roler@downtownmemphis.com or 901-575-0540.

17. Impact of Three-Day RiverArtsFest Felt Year-Round -

RiverArtsFest is gearing up for its 10th annual fine arts festival this weekend Downtown in the South Main Arts District, where more than 20,000 people are expected to attend the three-day event.

Launched in 1989 as Arts in the Park in Overton Park before relocating to the Memphis Botanic Garden in 1992, the fest was revitalized in 2007 as RiverArtsFest and moved to its present location.

18. Big River -

Jim Jackson had it planned. At the third annual Arkansas Delta Flatlander bicycle ride, the 100-kilometer bike ride would become what it was intended to be – a ride across the Mississippi River from West Memphis to Memphis across the northern side of the Harahan Bridge.

19. The Week Ahead: October 10-16 -

Happy Monday, Memphis! Get ready for an eclectic mix of fairs, food and festivals to keep you entertained this week. Check out details on those and other need-to-know happenings in The Week Ahead…

20. IRS Chief Tells House Panel He Does Not Deserve Impeachment -

WASHINGTON (AP) – IRS Commissioner John Koskinen expressed regret to Congress on Wednesday for his agency's past mistreatment of tea party groups, but said he has cooperated with congressional investigators and does not deserve to be impeached.

21. Last Word: The Evolution of Michael Rallings, Mediation Confidential and Council Day -

The appointment of Michael Rallings as the permanent Memphis Police Director goes to the Memphis City Council Tuesday for what is expected to be a unanimous vote.

Rallings and Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland talked about the appointment – the only major appointment in Strickland’s inner circle left seven months into his term as mayor – during a press conference Monday morning in the Hall of Mayors.

22. Huckabee, Santorum Offer Different Definitions of ‘Outsider’ -

The two Republican presidential contenders who carried Shelby County and took the state in the 2008 and 2012 Tennessee primaries came to Memphis this campaign season to talk about “the outsider.”

23. Same Name, No Relation -

THE NAME OF WHAT WE ONCE HOPED TO BE AND WHAT WE’VE ACTUALLY BECOME.

Andy Holt.

The late Andy Holt from Milan, a schoolteacher, a coach, and once the principal of what is now Campus School in Memphis, the national president of the National Education Association and president of the University of Tennessee. His Columbia doctoral dissertation was about the struggle for public support of education in Tennessee.

24. Last Word: Cavaliers, The Longer County Tax Season and The New Elections Chief -

The Cleveland Cavaliers are the NBA champs, beating the Golden State Warriors 93 – 89 in the final game of the NBA’s second season. I don’t want to hear a word about how baseball takes too long.

25. Cyclist Lucky – And Better Than Ever -

Phillip Poux smiles a lot these days. He laughs a lot and practically gushes about the Wolf River Greenway and the joy of riding his road bike in a safe and scenic environment.

He even says he wishes that he and wife Rhonda had moved to Memphis sooner.

26. Treasury Official Says Harriet Tubman Will Go On $20 Bill -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew has decided to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, making her the first woman on U.S. paper currency in 100 years, a Treasury official said Wednesday.

27. Events -

Morton Museum of Collierville History will host an opening reception for “Portrait of Collierville: 1940-1945,” featuring research by 63 St. George’s Independent School students, on Thursday, April 21, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 196 N. Main St. in Collierville. The students’ research centered on the ways Collierville contributed to the World War II effort and was affected by the war. Visit colliervillemuseum.org.

28. Let’s Hear It for Christine and Patrick! -

This column should be running in late January. Ten years ago, Susan and I flew out to Park City, Utah, for our first (and probably only) Sundance Film Festival. Where “Wordplay,” the award-winning documentary about the crossword puzzle industry, had its world premiere on Jan. 21, 2006.

29. The Week Ahead: Jan. 11, 2016 -

How was your weekend, Memphis? Here’s our weekly rundown of local happenings you need to know about, from drones and robot research to the Grizzlies’ annual MLK symposium at the National Civil Rights Museum...

30. Events -

Tennessee Department of Revenue will hold a free tax workshop for new businesses Thursday, Jan. 7, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Renaissance Center’s Memphis Training Room, 555 Beale St. Tax specialists from local and state agencies will provide information and answer questions on complying with registration and tax requirements. Registration required. Visit tn.gov/revenue/article/tax-workshops or call 800-342-1003.

31. Events -

Memphis Botanic Garden will host a brown bag lunch titled “Seed Starting for the Edible Garden” Tuesday, Jan. 5, from noon to 1 p.m. at MBG, 750 Cherry Road. Senior manager of gardens Chris Cosby will lead this crash course on starting seeds. Free with garden admission; no registration needed. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.

32. Events -

The Yard will recycle Christmas trees free of charge Monday, Jan. 4, through Jan. 29 at its recycling and composting facility, 1735 Thomas Road. If you mention Memphis Botanic Garden when dropping off a tree, The Yard will donate $5 to the garden. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com for details.

33. Events -

The Yard will recycle Christmas trees free of charge Monday, Jan. 4, through Jan. 29 at its recycling and composting facility, 1735 Thomas Road. If you mention Memphis Botanic Garden when dropping off a tree, The Yard will donate $5 to the garden. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com for details.

34. Events -

The Yard will recycle Christmas trees free of charge Monday, Jan. 4, through Jan. 29 at its recycling and composting facility, 1735 Thomas Road. If you mention Memphis Botanic Garden when dropping off a tree, The Yard will donate $5 to the garden. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com for details.

35. Events -

Hard Rock Cafe Memphis will ring in the new year with the 2016 Hard Rock Guitar Drop on Thursday, Dec. 31, from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. at 126 Beale St. The evening will include live entertainment, drink specials and more. General admission is $25; VIP tickets are $150 per person or $250 per couple. Visit hardrock.com/cafes/memphis for details and tickets.

36. Events -

Hard Rock Cafe Memphis will ring in the new year with the 2016 Hard Rock Guitar Drop on Thursday, Dec. 31, from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. at 126 Beale St. The evening will include live entertainment, drink specials and more. General admission is $25; VIP tickets are $150 per person or $250 per couple. Visit hardrock.com/cafes/memphis for details and tickets.

37. Events -

Hard Rock Cafe Memphis will ring in the new year with the 2016 Hard Rock Guitar Drop on Thursday, Dec. 31, from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. at 126 Beale St. The evening will include live entertainment, drink specials and more. General admission is $25; VIP tickets are $150 per person or $250 per couple. Visit hardrock.com/cafes/memphis for details and tickets.

38. Events -

Lafayette’s Music Room will host a Christmas party Friday, Dec. 25, from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. at 2119 Madison Ave. End Christmas night with food, drinks and music by Loveland Duren (6:30 p.m.) and the Ghost Town Blues Band (10 p.m.). Visit lafayettes.com/memphis for details.

39. Events -

Lafayette’s Music Room will host a Christmas party Friday, Dec. 25, from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. at 2119 Madison Ave. End Christmas night with food, drinks and music by Loveland Duren (6:30 p.m.) and the Ghost Town Blues Band (10 p.m.). Visit lafayettes.com/memphis for details.

40. Events -

Memphis Botanic Garden will host “Mandalas of MBG” on Monday, Dec. 21, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 750 Cherry Road. Discover patterns and designs in nature, then gather materials and make nature mandalas. Cost is $2 plus garden admission; no reservation necessary. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.

41. Events -

Wolfchase Galleria will hold its Ugly Christmas Sweater contest and holiday party Tuesday, Dec. 22, in the mall’s center court, 2760 N. Germantown Parkway. Registration is from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.; judging runs from 7:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. To register, contestants must donate a new or gently used coat or toy for The Salvation Army. Visit wolfchasegalleria.com.

42. Events -

The Orpheum Theatre will present Tony Bennett and special guest Antonia Bennett in concert Friday, Dec. 18, at 8 p.m. at the Orpheum, 203 S. Main St. Buy tickets at orpheum-memphis.com.

43. Pound of Poetry, Part 5 -

On Nov. 27, 1945, a poet named Pound, married to a woman named Shakespear, was arraigned before a judge named Laws. No joke.

The Honorable Bolitha J. Laws, Chief Judge of the District of Columbia District Court, saw Ezra Pound sit mute as the treason indictment was read. Pound’s lawyer, Julien Cornell, had filed an affidavit asserting Pound’s insanity and asking that he be admitted to bail to seek treatment.

44. Departing City Council Members Remembered at Last Session -

Before the Memphis City Council’s final session of 2015 on Tuesday, Dec. 15, the 13 council members got around to something they should have done four years ago: take a group picture in the Hall of Mayors at City Hall.

45. Feast On: Looking Back at Busy 2015 for Memphis Restaurants -

Belly Acres co-owner Ben McLean can hardly believe it’s been a year since his farm-to-table burger restaurant in Overton Square first opened its doors.

46. Frida’s To Open In Carriage Crossing -

Frida’s Mexican Restaurante is set to open its second location in Collierville’s Carriage Crossing outdoor mall.

The Mexican restaurant will feature an outdoor patio and will be located near the Courtyard by Marriott next to Portrait Innovations.

47. Photographers Create Broad Avenue Studio Partnership -

Creative individuals often do their best work in isolation.

But sometimes collaboration can go a long way in furthering a mission, particularly when it’s a group of creative small-business owners looking to take their respective entities to another level.

48. Graceland Hosts 30,000 Fans at 37th Annual Elvis Candlelight Vigil -

Chris Drummond of Sydney, Australia, paints a portrait of “The King” onto Elvis Presley Boulevard outside Graceland Saturday, Aug. 15, during the candlelight vigil marking the 37th anniversary of Elvis’ death. Drummond has been making the pilgrimage to Memphis for the past 17 years.

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49. $10 Bill Change Rankles Descendant of Alexander Hamilton -

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Doug Hamilton is just fine with plans to put a woman's portrait on U.S. paper money, but he'd prefer that the Treasury Department leave the $10 bill alone – particularly the prominent visage of his great-great-great-great-great-grandfather, Alexander Hamilton.

50. 'Art Saves Lives' Exhibit Installed at Masonic Lodge -

When the anonymous artist known by the letters “JR” won the TED prize in 2011 at the TED Conference in Long Beach, Calif., he called for the creation of an international art project that he said would use art “to turn the world inside out.”

51. Exhibiting Soul -

For more than a year, award-winning photographer and New York native Thom Gilbert has been shooting portraits of oil drillers in Texas, fishermen in Alaska, coal miners, cowboys, Detroit auto assembly workers – a group of people he refers to as “iconic Americans.”

52. Hill to Lead MIFA’s COOL Program -

Andrea Hill has been named manager of Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association’s COOL (College Offers Opportunities for Life) program, which provides higher education counseling, life skills training and mentorship opportunities to 11th- and 12th-graders from G.W. Carver and Booker T. Washington High Schools. Hill previously worked as director of volunteer services for Cool Girls Inc. in Atlanta.

53. University School of Nashville Kicks Off Centennial -

It was the summer of 1915, and a young Nashville educator had the audacity to suggest that a basement schoolroom on the grounds of the George Peabody College for Teachers might serve as a model for preparatory schools.

54. Rowan Oak Rovers -

OXFORD, Miss. – We are at Rowan Oak, Susan and I – 719 Old Taylor Road, Oxford, Miss., USA. Once the home of William Faulkner, the Pulitzer and Nobel Prize-winning author, and his family for over 40 years. Built in 1844, and renovated from time to time thereafter, this modest Mississippi mansion is situated on some 30 acres of residential property not far from the town square. Promotional literature says it’s “open year round, from dawn to dusk.”

55. Old School, New Day -

Vasco Smith remembers working the polls at Fairview Junior High School in the 1960s as a child. His job was simple – to hand out campaign literature and not stray within the 100-foot limit by law between poll workers and the polling place in the gymnasium.

56. ‘Clothier to the King’ Lansky’s Back on Beale -

You don’t have to get very far inside the door of the new Hard Rock Café at Second and Beale streets to find a reminder of the old Lansky’s clothing store. That is, if you don’t notice the large historical marker outside the building at 126 Beale St.

57. Still Rock ‘n’ Roll -

When Jeff Nolan, the Hard Rock Café’s music and memorabilia historian, got to Memphis Sunday, June 29, to prepare for the next day’s preview tours of the new Hard Rock location at Beale and Second streets, he grabbed a bite to eat at nearby Rum Boogie Café.

58. Fed Likely to Reiterate Flexible Policy on Rates -

WASHINGTON (AP) — In her first weeks as Federal Reserve chair, Janet Yellen has made one thing clear: The Fed will keep all options open in deciding when to raise interest rates from record lows.

59. 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.

60. Nominations Open for Dunavant Public Service Awards -

The 11th annual Bobby Dunavant Public Servant Awards in 2014 will be awarded against a backdrop of the largest election ballot in Shelby County history.

The once-every-eight-year August ballot features not only county races held every four years but judicial offices for terms of eight years, U.S. Senate primaries and primaries in the governor’s race.

61. Paragon Displays Student Art at Saddle Creek -

Paragon National Bank is displaying artwork from the Bodine School in its Saddle Creek banking center, 7600 Poplar Ave., during October.

62. Paragon Displays Student Art at Saddle Creek -

Paragon National Bank is displaying artwork from the Bodine School in its Saddle Creek banking center, 7600 Poplar Ave., during October.

63. ‘Waiting for You’ -

Five days a week, the indefatigable restaurateur whose name customers often shorten to Sue, or Ms. Sue, comes downstairs.

Five days a week, she makes the usual preparations, the kitchen on the floor below where she lives clangs to life, a door is unlocked, and the Little Tea Shop waits for first-timers and hungry regulars to make their way inside, past a large sign out front that greets passers-by with a photo of owner Suhair Lauck.

64. Montgomery Honored as Top Insurance Lawyer -

Larry Montgomery, member with Glankler Brown PLLC, has been named a Top Lawyer in American Lawyer/Corporate Counsel’s 2013 Top Rated Lawyers in Insurance Law, based on his Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating.

65. AP Exclusive: Kodak CEO Talks Company's Future -

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) – You can feel the spirit of George Eastman in Antonio Perez's office.

A picture of Eastman, who founded Kodak in 1880, sits among the current CEO's collection of family photos. The outer areas of Perez's office, built and first inhabited by Eastman about a century ago, include some of Kodak's Oscar and Emmy awards, along with a collection of historic photos. A large portrait of Eastman, who died in 1932, hangs near the entrance.

66. Photography Studio Offers ‘More Than Memories’ -

Allison Rodgers will tell you that the most natural smile occurs going into, and coming out of, a laugh.

67. Dunavant Public Service Awards Nominations Sought -

After being grounded last year under doctor’s orders, former Saks Inc. CEO Brad Martin will be the keynote speaker this year for the 2013 Bobby Dunavant Public Service Awards.

68. Cash’s Turbulent Tenure Full of Surprises -

Kriner Cash came to the city as Memphis City Schools superintendent in July 2008. He began with an informal census that organized the school district’s student population by how many students were overage for their grade level, how many had no primary care physician and how many had access to no pre-kindergarten services.

69. Petties Drug Case Suspect Returns to U.S. -

Chris Hamlet, a high-ranking member of the Memphis-based drug organization headed by Craig Petties, is back in the U.S. and on his way to a Memphis courtroom.

70. David Alexander Named President of TruGreen -

David Alexander, the former CEO of Citi Trends, is the new president of TruGreen lawn care company, leaders of The ServiceMaster Co. announced Tuesday, Dec. 11.

71. Alexander Named TruGreen President -

David Alexander, the former CEO of Citi Trends, is the new president of TruGreen lawn care company, leaders of The ServiceMaster Co. announced Tuesday, Dec. 11.

72. Rose Parade Float Honors Life-Giving Donors -

Seventeen-year-old Lexie Davis was an outgoing, caring teenager who tried to see the good in everyone she met.

Her free-spirited nature shone through in her love for singing and belly dancing. And although she wasn’t too experienced at making meals from scratch, Davis could add a few extra ingredients to a frozen burrito and transform it into something of a culinary masterpiece.

73. Alexander Named TruGreen President -

David Alexander, the former CEO of Citi Trends, is the new president of TruGreen lawn care company, leaders of The ServiceMaster Co. announced Tuesday, Dec. 11.

74. Portrait Unveiling Scheduled for Longtime Judge -

George Brown, who graduated from Booker T. Washington in 1956, grew up in a Memphis that still was years away from stamping out the last vestiges of segregation.

75. Rain Dance -

IT’S RAINING. SO WHAT? She’s 4. She has big hair, a whole big bunch of auburn curls. She’s my daughter’s friend. They’re laughing in another room, about to break something.

76. Neiman Marcus Offers Hen House, Spider for Holiday -

DALLAS (AP) – Luxury retailer Neiman Marcus rolled out its annual holiday catalog Tuesday, and the priciest gift this year is a pair of "his and hers" timepieces for just over $1 million from Van Cleef & Arpels.

77. Mtg. Could Produce Schools Draft -

The group drafting the blueprint for the merged Shelby County public school system will go longer than its normal two-hour session Thursday, June 14.

The 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. session is an important milestone for the schools consolidation planning commission that began its work in September.

78. Civil Rights Icon Smith Donates Papers to Library -

Maxine Smith pointed out that the wheelchair she used to enter the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library was borrowed – and she also made a point of walking from the doorway of the Memphis and Shelby County Room at the library to her seat in the room.

79. Obama Criticizes GOP in Speech to Union Members -

President Barack Obama is rallying union workers by painting a bleak portrait of America’s infrastructure.

He blames Republicans for focusing on tax cutting rather than creating jobs by updating and rebuilding highways, railroads and airports.

80. U of M Adds Iconic Symbols to Campus -

As workers began adding the platforms to the Beale Street Landing project on the city’s riverfront over the weekend, on the other end of the riverfront, workers prepared to move the Ramesses statue from the front of The Pyramid.

81. ‘Cinderella’ Graces Orpheum Stage -

Long before Disney created the pumpkin carriage, the dancing mice or the well-known lyrics “Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo,” there was Sergei Prokofiev’s ballet “Cinderella,” which will take the stage for Ballet Memphis.

82. New Beale St. Banquet Space Boon for City -

The recent news that the old Pat O’Brien’s space at 310 Beale St. will soon be filled by three private banquet halls and a corner bar has many event planners keyed up for future venue options.

83. Drug Jury Must Choose ‘Whose Truth’ -

Someone has been lying during the trial of two alleged hit men in the Craig Petties drug organization – a trial now ending its sixth week in Memphis federal court.

84. Petties Associate Testifies On Drug Ring's Origins and Growth -

The violent multi-state drug organization headed by Craig Petties began with a group of eight and nine-year-old boys in the Riverside neighborhood of South Memphis selling rocks of crack cocaine to those in cars who would drive down their street, West Dison Avenue, in the neighborhood.

85. Grand Masters Arrive at Dixon -

For the New Year, the Dixon Gallery and Gardens chose an exhibition so grand it wouldn’t all fit through the doors.

No problem, said Dixon director Kevin Sharp. Museum officials just expanded the doors.

86. Ark. Organ Donor to be Honored at Rose Parade -

Verna Harris is able to work 40 hours a week. She goes to church on Sundays and enjoys taking in a movie now and then.

87. Still the King -

The Mid-South region is on track to produce 4.8 million bales of cotton this year, the largest crop of the fluffy white fiber since 2007.

That’s according to figures from the U.S. Department of Agriculture cited by Gary Adams, vice president for economic and policy analysis with the Memphis-based National Cotton Council. But that only tells part of the story of the white gold that’s long been a part of the story of Memphis. History books clearly paint a portrait of Memphis as a city once known as a river town with a thriving cotton trade and as a town that teemed with cotton merchants who once made Front Street the South’s version of Wall Street.

88. Watchdog: Fannie, Freddie Abuses Went Unchecked -

WASHINGTON (AP) – A government watchdog said Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac improperly foreclosed on homeowners and cost the government billions of dollars by not holding major banks to strict underwriting requirements.

89. Poorest Poor in US Hits New Record: 1 in 15 People -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The ranks of America's poorest poor have climbed to a record high – 1 in 15 people – spread widely across metropolitan areas as the housing bust pushed many inner-city poor into suburbs and other outlying places and shriveled jobs and income.

90. O’Brien’s Lens is ‘Passport to the World’ -

Michael O’Brien regards his camera as more than just the tool of his profession. O’Brien, a former Memphian who now lives in Austin, Texas, considers it his “passport to the world.”

91. U of M Law Alumni Chapter to Hold Reception -

The University of Memphis Law Alumni Chapter Judicial Reception will be held Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 5 p.m. at the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, 1 N. Main St.

92. Chism, Bunker Elected Commission Leaders -

Sidney Chism got his second term as chairman of the Shelby County Commission this week. And he did it with relative ease on the first ballot at the Monday, July 11, commission session.

93. Patterson’s Legacy In Local Politics Looms Large -

J.O. Patterson Jr. was the city’s first African-American mayor. That’s the lead biographical item from any comprehensive history of Memphis political history to come.

His 20-day appointed tenure as interim mayor following the 1982 resignation of Wyeth Chandler, however, was a footnote to a 20-year career on the Memphis City Council that began when the city switched to the mayor-council form of government in 1968.

94. Gift Helps St. George’s Launch Giving Society -

Sometimes a phone call out of the blue changes everything for the better. An unexpected six-figure bequest by a virtually unknown donor will provide scholarships for St. George’s Independent School students.

95. Exhibit Seeks New Vision of HIV/AIDS -

A photographic portrait exhibition at the Church Health Center aims to alter the vision of those who see it from 20/20 to a new kind of perfect.

“30 Years/30 Lives” by Kimberly Vrudny shows the faces of those in the developing world affected by HIV/AIDS and begs audiences to question how they typically respond to it. The show runs through July 31. The exhibit also runs simultaneously at Methodist University Hospital and St. John’s United Methodist Church.

96. Wunderlich Meetings Focus on Banking Issues -

Not enough people want to – or are able to – borrow money. Yet bank deposits are healthy, and with asset quality improving that means balance sheets are looking better.

Those are some of the themes that emerged at the recent Memphis in May World Championship Bank Tour hosted by Memphis-based full-service brokerage firm Wunderlich Securities Inc.

97. Germantown Theatre Honors Breast Cancer Survivors -

The Germantown Community Theatre will honor nine breast cancer survivors through an art exhibit titled “Champions,” which will be on display through the whole production of “The Dixie Swim Club,” running through March 13.

98. Bearden’s Legacy Project Archives Present-Day Memphis -

The Memphis & Shelby County Room at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library is a treasure trove of information about the area and its people.

Among the library’s catacombs of flat files, cabinets, boxes and shelves are hundreds of thousands of newspapers and magazine articles, maps, oral histories, school yearbooks and pamphlets.

99. UTHSC Celebrates Career of First Black Student -

The first African-American to be admitted to and graduate from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine will revisit his Memphis roots during Black History Month to share his story of success.

100. Lions and Zebras and Stress, Oh My -

One of my healthy addictions is watching National Geographic TV specials.

Last week I wrote about the growing spotlight on employee wellbeing. This week I saw a National Geographic special titled “Stress: Portrait of a Killer.” Dr. Robert Sapolsky, neurobiologist at Stanford, has been studying stress for 30 years, and is proving that workplace stress creates a biological reaction that can kill brain cells, add fat to our bellies and unravel our chromosomes.