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1. Trump Announces Plans for Pentagon to Create 'Space Force' -

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – Vowing to reclaim U.S. leadership in space, President Donald Trump announced Monday he is directing the Pentagon to create a new "Space Force" as an independent service branch aimed at ensuring American supremacy in space.

2. Former Deputy Governor, Hamilton County Mayor Dies -

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – Claude Ramsey, a former Tennessee lawmaker, deputy governor and Hamilton County mayor, has died. He was 75.

3. Fundraising in the Latino Community -

Part one of a two-part interview with Cynthia Magallon Puljic. Philanthropy is philanthropy and fundraising is fundraising, right? We’re not so sure. Wanting to know more about philanthropy and fundraising within the Latino community, we talked with Cynthia Magallon Puljic to learn her thoughts and observations. 

4. MEM Grows Five Years After Delta De-Hub -

Five years after Delta Air Lines de-hubbed Memphis International Airport, the airport’s transition to most of its customers being origin and destination passengers has had mixed results in other ways.

5. Bank of Bartlett Consolidating Germantown Branches -

Bank of Bartlett has announced it will consolidate its two neighboring Germantown operations in a singular “enhanced” location at the corner of Poplar Avenue and Kirby Parkway.

Effective Oct. 31, the Village Square shopping center branch will merge into the existing Poplar and Kirby branch less than two miles to the west.

6. Madonna Learning Center Gets IT Makeover -

Madonna Learning Center will get a $30,000 makeover of its office technology with a grant from Unistar-Sparco Computers Inc.

7. Bird Scooter Deal on Cutting Edge of Memphis’ ‘Demand Economy’ -

Standing beside two electric scooters in Court Square last week, Memphis City Council member Kemp Conrad quoted Sun Tzu, author of the ancient Chinese military strategy tome “The Art of War.” “Opportunities are multiplied as they are seen,” he said in quoting the favorite military tactician of 21st-century American business leaders.

8. Apple Announces Multi-Year Content Deal With Oprah Winfrey -

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Apple says it has reached a multiyear deal with Oprah Winfrey to create original programs for its streaming service.

Apple said Friday the programs will be released worldwide as part of a lineup of original content.

9. Hamilton Eye Institute Hosting ‘Cataract-A-Thon’ -

The Hamilton Eye Institute at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is hosting the second annual Ivan Marais Cataract-A-Thon Friday and Saturday, June 15-16.

More than 50 patients from Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas and surrounding areas who are uninsured or otherwise unable to access proper ophthalmic care will receive cataract surgery at no cost during the two-day community service outreach. Patients were identified through the HEI clinics, the Mid-South Lions Sight and Hearing Service, and Church Health. The value of the services is more than $150,000.

10. Last Word: Bird Is The Word, Governors Quartet and Charlie Morris's Secret -

Former Vice President Joe Biden plays the Orpheum Friday evening. Maybe that isn't the right way to put it -- unless there's a drum solo no one is talking about. Free Bird?

I'll take it as further evidence of the new American politics that is evolving and is far from settled at this point. Politicians do paid speaking gigs all the time. And at times it is controversial. But the gigs are usually some kind of speaking fee to make remarks at a corporate function -- not selling individual tickets on line. This is ostensibly to promote Biden's new book and book deals and politicians go way back. But in a lot of cases, those are free events in a book store. When Biden was last here, it was as vice president at the Norfolk Southern intermodal rail yard in Rossville.

11. Bird Electric Scooters Debut Friday in Memphis -

The electric scooter start-up Bird launches a fleet of 200 of the scooters in Memphis Friday, June 15, at 3:30 p.m. in Court Square.

Memphis is the 15th city the Venice, California-based company has launched the vehicles in.

12. Bird Electric Scooters Debut Friday in Memphis -

The electric scooter start-up Bird launches a fleet of 200 of the scooters in Memphis Friday, June 15, at 3:30 p.m. in Court Square.

Memphis is the 15th city the Venice, California-based company has launched the vehicles in.

13. South Dakota high court dismisses appeal against Keystone XL -

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — South Dakota's Supreme Court this week dismissed an appeal from opponents of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, saying a lower court lacked jurisdiction to hear their cases.

14. Bittersweet Memories -

DOWN HOME UP THERE. We drove to Syracuse recently to visit our daughter and son-in-law. She’s taken a marketing and communications job with the university and he’s moving his sales career up there as well.

15. UT’s Holdsclaw Finds Joy in Finding Herself -

Identity is the fundamental premise of the human condition. Who are you? Until that’s comfortably resolved, nothing else is able to fall into place.

It’s a harsh lesson Chamique Holdsclaw has had to wrestle with during a major portion of what has been a somewhat turbulent four decades of her life.

16. Startups Dive Into 2018 Summer of Acceleration -

Now in their fourth year as partners on the Summer of Acceleration entrepreneurial program, EPIcenter, Start Co. and Memphis Bioworks Foundation are helping to foster success for promising startup companies across different industries.

17. City Turns 22 Major Streets Back Over to TDOT -

A decades-long contract under which the city of Memphis maintains 22 state routes or highways on behalf of the state of Tennessee is coming to an end.

City leaders announced Wednesday, June 13, they will not renew the agreement with the state when it runs out June 30. Under the terms of the contract, the city fills potholes, removes trash, performs drainage maintenance, cuts grass in medians and rights of way, and treat roads in snow and ice on nearly two dozen of the city’s major thoroughfares.

18. After AT&T-Time Warner Win, Is Comcast-Fox a Done Deal? -

NEW YORK (AP) – Comcast will likely bid for Fox's entertainment business as early as Wednesday now that a federal judge has cleared AT&T's $85 billion takeover of Time Warner.

If Comcast succeeds in outbidding Disney for Fox, a major cable distributor would control even more channels on its lineup and those of its rivals. There are fears that it could lead to higher cable bills or hinder online alternatives.

19. Comcast NBCUniversal Awards $30K in Scholarships -

Comcast NBCUniversal has awarded more than $30,000 in scholarships for the 2018-19 school year to 25 Memphis-area students as part of its annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program.

The program, funded by the Comcast Foundation, is a one-time, $1,000 scholarship awarded to the best and brightest high school seniors for their community service, academic performance and leadership skills.

20. Hamilton Eye Institute Hosting ‘Cataract-A-Thon’ -

The Hamilton Eye Institute at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is hosting the second annual Ivan Marais Cataract-A-Thon Friday and Saturday, June 15-16.

More than 50 patients from Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas and surrounding areas who are uninsured or otherwise unable to access proper ophthalmic care will receive cataract surgery at no cost during the two-day community service outreach. Patients were identified through the HEI clinics, the Mid-South Lions Sight and Hearing Service, and Church Health. The value of the services is more than $150,000.

21. Keeping B2B Communication Fresh -

When handling public relations efforts for a business-to-business client, you have to get a little more creative than usual and think outside the box.

The tools in your traditional PR toolkit simply won’t fare well for this client. There aren’t as many events to plan, no preopening menu items to taste, no grandiose storefront to show off. So, how do you do it? How do you get your B2B client in the news? Top-of-mind for their target market? Buckle up and put on your thinking caps.

22. Corky’s BBQ Eyes Southeast Expansion Under New Partnership -

More and more people across the Southeast will be getting the chance to enjoy Memphis-style barbecue thanks to a new partnership announced Friday between Corky’s BBQ and Dobbs Equity Partners LLC. The deal will help Corky’s to expand its corporate-owned brick-and-mortar footprint, with plans to open 15 additional stores over the next three years, as well as invest and expand the Corky’s food manufacturing and distribution operations.

23. Hilton Canopy Hotel, Museum Lofts Receive Tax Incentives -

Rhode Island-based Magna Hospitality Group, doing business as MHF Memphis VI LLC, has been granted a 15-year tax incentive to build a $43 million four-star hotel on the site of the former Benchmark Hotel at 164 Union Ave.

24. Tesla Cuts 9 Pct. of Workforce in Bid to Post a Profit -

DETROIT (AP) – Electric car maker Tesla Inc. is laying off about 3,600 workers mainly from its salaried ranks as it slashes costs in an effort to deliver on CEO Elon Musk's promise to turn a profit in the second half of the year.

25. Ex-Airport Worker Pleads Guilty in $134K Cellphone Scheme -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A former Tennessee airport worker has pleaded guilty to a federal charge for fraudulently buying and re-selling $134,600 in cellphones.

U.S. Attorney Donald Cochran's office says 52-year-old John Pat Banister Sr. pleaded guilty Monday to the mail fraud charge from his time as a telecommunications service manager at the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority, which oversees Nashville International Airport.

26. Integrated Model -

With a newly designed call center inside its 570,000-square-foot South Memphis facility, iQor is planning to make 100 new hires by the end of the summer. The global managed services provider is looking to extend the scope of its aftermarket product services in Memphis.

27. Schowen Named Manager Of Baptist Ambulance -

Greg Schowen has been named general manager of Baptist Ambulance, a member of the Priority Ambulance family of companies that currently serves 10 Baptist Memorial Health Care facilities with interfacility transport, as well as six communities with 911 response. Schowen brings 25 years of experience overseeing operations for emergency medical service providers in high-performance 911 service areas, including Los Angeles County, California, and Las Vegas, Nevada.

28. Your Internet Use Could Change as 'Net Neutrality' Ends -

NEW YORK (AP) – Your ability to watch and use your favorite apps and services could start to change – though not right away – following the official demise Monday of Obama-era internet protections.

29. Ring Container Technologies Partners With Ventura Foods -

Fayette County-based Ring Container Technologies, a leading manufacturer of plastic containers, has collaborated with Ventura Foods on a glass-to-plastic conversion for Marie’s Refrigerated Salad Dressing.

30. Events -

Remington College will hold its 3 Lives blood drive for Lifeblood on Tuesday, June 12, from 8 a.m. to noon at its Memphis campus, 2710 Nonconnah Blvd. The drive is part of a national effort highlighting the need for minority blood donors to help patients with sickle cell and other blood disorders. Visit 3lives.com.

31. Memphis AD to Serve on NCAA Football Oversight Committee -

University of Memphis Athletic Director Tom Bowen has been named to the NCAA Division I Football Oversight Committee effective immediately, the NCAA announced. Bowen’s term of service on the committee will continue through June 30, 2022.

32. The Week Ahead: June 11-17 -

Good morning, Memphis! Father’s Day is this weekend – and no matter whether yours is a rocker, a runner or a reader, there’s something to do with dear ol’ dad. Plus, check out where to see Gov. Bill Haslam, former VP Joe Biden and the “winningest woman in racing” in The Week Ahead.

33. Young Entrepreneurs Overcome Inexperience and Skeptics -

NEW YORK (AP) – The age-old issue came up again recently: A potential client asked Nate Hartmann, "Hey, how old are you?"

Since Hartmann founded Yellow Box in 2010 at age 18, he's encountered skeptics who doubted his company could design websites and create online marketing strategies. Some clients even set out to teach them.

34. Moody’s Reaffirms MSCAA Bond Rating, Ups Outlook -

Credit rating agency Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority’s ratings outlook from “stable” to “positive” while affirming the airport’s general revenue bonds at A3.

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36. Corky’s BBQ to Partner with Dobbs Equity to Fund Expansion -

Longtime Memphis mainstay Corky’s BBQ has announced a partnership with Dobbs Equity Partners LLC, a company founded by local businessman John H. Dobbs Jr., to further accelerate the worldwide growth of the hometown barbecue brand.

37. June 8-14, 2018: This week in Memphis history -

1977: Former president Gerald Ford, playing in the pro-am event of the Danny Thomas Golf Classic, hits a hole-in-one on the fifth hole at Colonial Country Club with a five-iron shot that hits the green six feet from the flag and rolls in. The tour professional in the group is Ben Crenshaw. On the ninth hole, Ford hit three straight bunker shots.

38. Planning for Funerals -

Ray’s Take: The most expensive funeral ever documented was that of Alexander the Great. The cost of laying him to rest was a whopping $600 million in today’s money.

Rounding out the top five most expensive funerals on record are Ronald Reagan, Kim Jong Il, John F. Kennedy and the Queen Mother. When Reagan was laid to rest, the day was declared a day of mourning that closed down the stock market and gave federal workers the day off. This added to his pricey funeral expenses.

39. Pete & Sam’s. Again. -

SOMETIMES THE WAIT IS WORTH IT. I remember when you couldn’t get Coors beer here – ergo – Coors was wonderful, caught in frosted mugs held beneath Rocky Mountain snowmelt waterfalls, tapped by the chosen somewhere west of here, somewhere forbidden.

40. Few Ripples to End City Hall’s Budget Season -

The Memphis City Council gave final approval Tuesday, June 5, to a $685 million city operating budget, an $87 million capital budget and a $3.19 city property tax rate.

The votes ended City Hall’s budget season with few changes to the budget proposed by Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

41. City Council Approves $685M City Budget, Takes City Tax Rate to $3.19 -

The Memphis City Council gave final approval Tuesday, June 5, to a $685 million city operating budget, an $87 million capital budget and a $3.19 city property tax rate.

The votes ended City Hall’s budget season with few changes by the council to the budget proposed by Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

42. Starbucks CEO Schultz Stepping Down, Mulling 'Philanthropy to Public Service' -

NEW YORK (AP) – Starbucks Corp.'s Howard Schultz is stepping down as executive chairman of the coffee company he helped transform into a global brand, and says public service may be in his future.

43. Wield PPC for Search Engine Success -

When it comes to search engine optimization, one can easily feel lost at sea. Results are anything but immediate, and Google’s search-filtering algorithms continue to adapt. The reality is that it may take months before you realize whether your targeted keywords, titles or descriptions for your website pages are driving real results.

44. Indeed Unveils New Products For 2018 -

I recently had the opportunity to attend Indeed Interactive in Austin, Texas. Indeed.com is the world’s largest job website. It’s like the Google of job searches. Indeed Interactive is the annual conference where thousands of human resources professionals come together to learn about the latest updates to the website and to job seeking this year.

45. Moody’s Reaffirms MSCAA Bond Rating, Ups Outlook -

Credit rating agency Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority’s ratings outlook from “stable” to “positive” while affirming the airport’s general revenue bonds at A3.

46. New iPhone Features to Include Ways to Use It Less -

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) – Apple introduced new controls for limiting how much time customers spend on their devices as the company tackles criticism that its devices are becoming increasingly addictive and distracting.

47. Medical Students to Serve Rural Arkansas in Mobile Clinic -

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) – An $828,748 federal grant will pay for a mobile medical clinic aimed at delivering health care to rural areas of the Delta region, New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University administrators said recently.

48. Last Word: Storm Damage, Overton Square Parking and Corker's Tariff Plan -

The week begins with recovery across the river in Arkansas where high winds, possibly tornadoes, did quite a bit of damage Saturday evening – the Delta Regional Airport just outside Colt in St. Francis County destroyed, by the National Weather Service preliminary damage estimate Sunday.

49. Survey: YouTube Tops Teen Social Media as Facebook Fades -

NEW YORK (AP) – YouTube is dominating social media use among teenagers, as Facebook fades from popularity, according to a new survey.

A Pew Research Center survey shows that 85 percent of U.S. teens, ages 13 to 17, use YouTube, compared with 72 percent for the Facebook-owned Instagram and 69 percent for Snapchat. Use of the main Facebook service is at 51 percent among teens, down from 71 percent in a 2014-2015 Pew survey. Pew didn't speculate on a reason for the drop, though historically, teens often shun services once they become mainstream – and used by their parents.

50. Department Stores Making Themselves Over in Beauty Battle -

NEW YORK (AP) – It's the beauty aisles themselves getting makeovers now.

Department stores are being forced to rethink how they sell higher-end makeup and perfume as competition intensifies from discounters like Target, specialty chains like Sephora and Ulta and online brands. So stores like Saks and Macy's are promising workouts for your face, augmented reality and beauty treatment concierges as they try to attract millennial customers and make the cosmetics aisles more of a destination than a stopover.

51. Strickland Working Toward Garbage Pickup Overhaul -

By the fall, Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland hopes to have a plan to overhaul city sanitation services – specifically the yard waste curbside pickup that has caused a lot of citizen complaints.

52. Air Service Returning To Tunica Airport -

Tunica Airport is bringing back regular scheduled air service through a new partnership with Ashley Air and Travel.

Starting July 1, Ashley Air will provide service to four new markets: Atlanta, Georgia; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Orlando and St. Petersburg/Tampa, Florida.

53. Stanton Chase Opens Memphis Office -

Executive recruiting company Stanton Chase has opened a Memphis office and hired three new executive consultants as directors in conjunction with the move – Deadrick D. “D.D.” Baker, Roxana Svensson and Ken Nimitz.

54. Allegiant Air Offering Nonstop Flights to Oakland -

Allegiant Air is offering new nonstop service between Memphis International Airport (MEM) and Oakland International Airport (OAK), the company announced. The flight will run twice weekly on Wednesday and Saturday.

55. Fallen Soldiers’ Families To Get Free Tuition at U of M -

The University of Memphis won’t charge the families of fallen soldiers tuition starting this fall.

The U of M is becoming the first higher education institution nationwide to partner with Folds of Honor, a nonprofit that provides scholarships for spouses and children of military members who are severely injured or killed while on active duty.

56. Trustmark Bank Scores No. 1 Ranking In Customer Satisfaction Survey -

With intense competition in the Memphis banking market to win over new customers and keep their existing ones, customer satisfaction is key. In the most recent J.D. Power U.S. Retail Banking Satisfaction Study, Trustmark National Bank scored the highest marks for the South Central region, which includes Memphis.

57. First Horizon’s Flippin: $4B Initiative ‘Laser-Focused on Helping People’ -

Since joining First Horizon National Corp. as executive vice president and chief communications officer in January, Candace Steele Flippin has met with community leaders and organizations to identify areas that are prime candidates for the bank’s recently announced Community Benefit Plan. This $4 billion, five-year initiative earmarks funds for small-business loans, home loans, and community development in low- to moderate-income areas within the bank’s footprint.

58. 100 North Main -

The city’s tallest building, the 37-story 100 North Main Building – may or may not become the city’s second convention center hotel. But the skyscraper that has been vacant for four years and counting is the centerpiece of a 3-acre planned commercial complex anchored by a 600-room hotel, no matter where it winds up in the footprint. The complex, as much as the hotel, promises to change more than the city’s convention business.

59. Need an Entry-Level Job at a Store? It Can Be Harder Now -

NEW YORK (AP) – Asia Thomas knew she was at a disadvantage. It had been 16 years since she quit a job at McDonald's to raise her kids. When she left, restaurants didn't have kiosks to take orders, people didn't use smartphones to pay, and job seekers did applications on paper.

60. City Gears Up Contract Process for Solid Waste Pick-Up Services -

The city of Memphis is preparing to bid its solid waste contract in the fall.

The multi-year contract currently held by Inland Waste Solutions that serves 35,000 customers in the eastern part of the city runs out a year from now.

61. Last Word: Kim Kardashian's Plea, The Duran Stay and Mid-Term Moves -

A drug case from Memphis federal court in the early 1990s was the reason Kim Kardashian West was at the White House Wednesday. Kardashian West is among those pushing for a presidential pardon for Alice Marie Johnson – serving a life sentence on a federal drug and money laundering conviction. Here is the Associated Press story.

62. Air Service Returning To Tunica Airport -

Tunica Airport is bringing back regular scheduled air service through a new partnership with Ashley Air and Travel.

Starting July 1, Ashley Air will provide service to four new markets: Atlanta, Georgia; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Orlando and St. Petersburg/Tampa, Florida.

63. Stanton Chase Opens Memphis Office -

Executive recruiting company Stanton Chase has opened a Memphis office and hired three new executive consultants as directors in conjunction with the move – Deadrick D. “D.D.” Baker, Roxana Svensson and Ken Nimitz.

64. U of M Won’t Charge Tuition For Fallen Soldiers’ Families -

The University of Memphis won’t charge the families of fallen soldiers tuition starting this fall.

The U of M is becoming the first higher education institution nationwide to partner with Folds of Honor, a nonprofit that provides scholarships for spouses and children of military members who are severely injured or killed while on active duty.

65. Women Seek to Add to Senate Numbers, But Challenges Await -

PHOENIX (AP) – A record number of women are on track to run for the U.S. Senate, though it will be a challenge to capture those seats and help make the chamber more diverse.

Many face uphill campaigns and two Democratic incumbents in particular among the 23 women in the Senate are seen as politically vulnerable in the November election.

66. Businesses Seek to Expand Opportunities for Disabled Workers -

NEW YORK (AP) – On any weekday morning, Miles Thornback is working on marketing campaigns for real estate agents or dealing with tricky tech issues at the office.

Thornback, who has cerebral palsy, got hired three years ago at the RE/MAX Prestige real estate agency in Costa Mesa, California, after the owners heard that he'd spent six years applying for jobs at hundreds of companies and finding nothing but negative mindsets.

67. Allegiant Offering Nonstop Service from Memphis to Oakland -

Allegiant Air is offering new nonstop service between Memphis International Airport (MEM) and Oakland International Airport (OAK), the company announced. The flight will run twice weekly on Wednesday and Saturday.

68. Sonic Joining Fast-Food Trend of Taking Orders Ahead of Time -

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Sonic Drive-In is joining fast-food industry trends allowing customers to get what they want even faster thanks to smartphones.

The Oklahoman reports the Oklahoma City-based chain has been testing an app that allows consumers to order food and drinks and pick a location and pickup time before they arrive. The app has been tested Lafayette, Louisiana, and will be available in Oklahoma City by the end of May.

69. Memphis Manufacturer Classic American Hardwoods Still Thriving -

Classic American Hardwoods could just as easily be called Classic American Success Story. The latter name fits just about as well as the former.

The privately held company in late April received the Small Business Exporter of the Year Award from the Washington, D.C.-based Export-Import Bank of the United States.

70. Trump Takes Steps to Ease Firing of Federal Workers -

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump on Friday signed a trio of executive orders to overhaul the federal bureaucracy by making it easier to fire federal workers for poor performance and misconduct, requiring that departments and agencies negotiate better union contracts and limiting the amount of time certain federal workers can spend on union business.

71. Firm Fined for Illegally Removing Native American Relics -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A Kentucky firm is being fined more than $15,000 for illegally excavating national park lands in Tennessee and removing century-old Native American relics.

The Tennessean reported Thursday that Cultural Resources Analysts Inc. also has to return the artifacts. The company was hired by developer Rockford Realty and Construction Co. to complete archaeological testing for a housing development southwest of Nashville.

72. NAI Saig’s Martin Elected To SIOR Board of Directors -

Hank Martin, vice president of NAI Saig Co., has been elected southeast regional director of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors.

73. WUMR to Host Annual Jazz in June Radiothon -

WUMR 91.7 FM The Jazz Lover will host its annual Jazz in June Radiothon June 17-24. The yearly event raises funds to help operate WUMR, including staff salaries and equipment to provide quality jazz to the city of Memphis.

74. Blockparty To Enhance U of M’s Tiger Lane Experience in ’18 -

Just a few years ago, it was a struggle to get fans to show up for University of Memphis football games at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. Losing was the norm, Tiger Lane as it exists now was just wild imagination, and the notion of the school having use for a professional tailgating partner would have been lunacy.

75. MIFA Marks 50 Years of Interfaith Activism -

When a group of Memphis religious leaders marched from St. Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral to City Hall the day after Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination in 1968, they were in the middle of a pivotal year for an ecumenical movement whose impact is still being felt.

76. Best Buy Posts Strong Sales, But Investors Sour on Outlook -

NEW YORK (AP) – Best Buy posted strong sales of mobile phones, appliances, and smart computing products as it showed in its financial results that store chains can still thrive as shoppers buy more online.

77. Plaque Shows Landmark Status for Civil Rights Leaders' Home -

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The National Park Service has unveiled a bronze plaque showing that the Mississippi home of civil rights leaders Medgar and Myrlie Evers is a national historic landmark.

78. WUMR to Host Annual Jazz in June Radiothon -

WUMR 91.7 FM The Jazz Lover will host its annual Jazz in June Radiothon June 17-24. The yearly event raises funds to help operate WUMR, including staff salaries and equipment to provide quality jazz to the city of Memphis.

79. Crazy Good -

STILL CRAZY. STILL RIGHT. Lauren Crews and I sipped coffee and talked about his crazy idea. Again. I’m writing about it. Again. Maybe we’re both crazy.

We first talked about it sipping whiskey years ago at sunset on the bluff behind the Metal Museum, gazing out on the river’s big, bold bend south of the Harahan, the most dramatic river view in Memphis, dramatic enough to accommodate big, bold vision.

80. Comcast v. Disney: A Fight for Twenty-First Century Fox -

NEW YORK (AP) – Comcast and Disney are on the verge of a head-to-head bidding war for Fox's entertainment properties.

The potential battle for Twenty-First Century Fox comes as traditional entertainment companies try to amass more properties to compete better with technology companies such as Amazon and Netflix for viewers' attention – and dollars.

81. Summer Vacation Planning: Don’t Forget to Pack the LoJack -

Some time ago, our support center received a frantic email from a customer. His laptop had been stolen from his rental car while he was traveling in Texas for business. He wasn’t sure what to do, and was concerned about the loss of data in addition to the obvious concern of finding the hardware.

82. Memphis Rox New Experience -

Climbing mountains, metaphorically speaking, has become my preferred lifestyle. The exhilaration of the climb, whatever the challenge, I find inspirational. However, I have never considered actually scaling a mountain, even a large boulder, until last week when I visited Memphis Rox, a premier rock climbing facility that opened two months ago in Memphis.

83. Memphis Surgeon Kelly Honored By Pediatric Orthopaedic Society -

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

84. NAI Saig’s Martin Appointed To SIOR Board of Directors -

Hank Martin, vice president of NAI Saig Co., has been elected southeast regional director of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors.

85. Netflix Says It Has Signed Barack and Michelle Obama -

NEW YORK (AP) – Barack and Michelle Obama are getting into the television business with Monday's announcement that they had signed a multi-year deal with Netflix.

The former president and first lady have formed their own production company, Higher Ground Productions, for the material. In announcing a deal that had been rumored since March, Netflix offered no specifics on what shows they would make.

86. Local Links Chapter Celebrates 25th Anniversary -

Friendship and service to the community and each other were celebrated Saturday, May 19, as the River City (TN) Chapter of The Links Inc. marked its 25th anniversary with a special event at the National Civil Rights Museum.

87. Faropoint, Belz Sell of Part of Retail Portfolio -

7501 Goodman Road, Olive Branch, MS 38654 and 7685 Hacks Cross Road, Olive Branch, MS 38654:  Faropoint Ventures continues to remain active in the Greater Memphis Area with the sale of two Olive Branch retail centers for a combined $9.24 million.

88. Phone Data-Leak Company: No Record of Location-Data Abuse -

LocationSmart operates in a little-known business sector that provides data to companies for such uses as tracking employees and texting e-coupons to customers near relevant stores. Among the customers LocationSmart identifies on its website are the American Automobile Association, FedEx and the insurance carrier Allstate.

89. Trump Nominates Acting VA Secretary Wilkie for Permanent Job -

WASHINGTON (AP) – In a surprise announcement that caught the candidate off-guard, President Donald Trump said Friday he'll nominate acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie to permanently lead the beleaguered department.

90. FDA Says Companies Shouldn't Try to Hide Warning Letters -

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – The Food and Drug Administration is encouraging businesses not to use an Iowa company's service or any other that promises to hide information about safety violations.

91. PayPal Gains Bigger In-Store Presence With $2.2B Acquisition -

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – PayPal is buying financial services startup iZettle for $2.2 billion to expand its digital payment service into thousands of brick-and-mortar stores in Europe and Latin America.

92. Memphis-Cancun Flights Return May 19 -

Vacation Express is launching its nonstop weekly service between Memphis International Airport and Cancun International Airport on Saturday, May 19.

The Memphis-Cancun service will continue until Aug. 4, with flights departing MEM on Saturday and returning Friday as part of six-night packages offered by Vacation Express.

93. Faropoint Sells Two Olive Branch Retail Centers -

Faropoint Ventures continues to remain active in the greater Memphis area with the sale of two Olive Branch retail centers for a combined $9.2 million.

NAI Saig Co. executive vice president Brian Califf and Elliot Embry negotiated the sale of the more than 54,000 square feet of retail space by representing Faropoint in the deal.

94. Local Chapter of SOIR Completes Service Day -

The Memphis chapter of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors participated in SIOR Global Service Day on May 8, helping renovate another building of the Oakhaven Boys & Girls Club.

The club is renovating three buildings in total, and two have been completed thus far.

95. Frontier Adds Nonstop Flights to San Antonio -

Frontier Airlines will be adding a new nonstop flight between Memphis International Airport and San Antonio International Airport effective Aug. 13.

This new route will join Denver, Las Vegas, Orlando and Philadelphia as the fifth nonstop destination Frontier offers from Memphis International, and the fourth added since August 2017.

96. Medical Device Maker Investing $10.5M in Bartlett Expansion -

A Bartlett-based medical device manufacturer is expanding with a $10.5 million investment that will create 40 jobs.

Engineered Medical Systems LLC plans to add 57,000 square feet of manufacturing and office space to its existing 47,500-square-foot facility at 3325 Appling Road, where it makes surgical instruments, implants and other specialty medical devices.

97. UTHSC, LeMoyne-Owen Partner To Help Students Earn Nursing Degrees -

With an expected nursing shortage of more than 1 million registered nurses by 2022, local colleges like the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and LeMoyne-Owen College are partnering to help students along the career pathway.

98. Last Word: Bar-B-Foo, Grizz Draft Prospects and The Hampline -

Alleged sightings of Dave Grohl at the barbecue contest Thursday in Tom Lee Park and a photograph from a distance that might or might not be the head Foo Fighter. This does happen at the barbecue contest – celebrities quietly coming in with a team. Sometimes not so quietly as when Vice President Al Gore returned in the 1990s to a contest he had a booth at during his time as a U.S. Senator.

99. Local Chapter of SIOR Completes Service Day -

The Memphis chapter of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors participated in SIOR Global Service Day on May 8, helping renovate another building of the Oakhaven Boys & Girls Club.

The club is renovating three buildings in total, and two have been completed thus far.

100. Porter-Leath Career Fair To Be Held Friday, May 18 -

Porter-Leath will host a career fair on Friday, May 18, to hire new team members. The organization is seeking teachers, family service workers and non-instructional staff to provide high-quality education and support services. Present and future openings include: