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1. Country Icon Merle Haggard, Champion of the Underdog, Dies -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Country giant Merle Haggard, who rose from poverty and prison to international fame through his songs about outlaws, underdogs and an abiding sense of national pride in such hits as "Okie From Muskogee" and "Sing Me Back Home," died Wednesday at 79, on his birthday.

2. GTx Results Show Narrowing Loss -

Memphis-based biopharmaceutical company GTx Inc. is currently enrolling patients in three clinical trials – two trials evaluating its product enobosarm as a potential treatment for women with advanced breast cancer, and another trial studying enobosarm as a potential treatment for stress urinary incontinence in postmenopausal women.

3. GTx Results Show Narrowing Loss -

Memphis-based biopharmaceutical company GTx Inc. is currently enrolling patients in three clinical trials – two trials evaluating its product enobosarm as a potential treatment for women with advanced breast cancer, and another trial studying enobosarm as a potential treatment for stress urinary incontinence in postmenopausal women.

4. Yellen: Too Early to Determine Impact of Global Developments -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen cautioned Thursday that global economic pressures pose risks to the U.S. economy but said it's too soon to know whether those risks are severe enough to alter the Fed's interest-rate policies.

5. GTx Reports Second-Quarter Loss -

Memphis-based biopharmaceutical company GTx Inc. reported a net loss of $48 million in the second quarter, wider than its $10.9 million net loss in second quarter 2014.

6. Scott Sharpe Named CAO Of District Attorney General’s Office -

Scott Sharpe recently was named chief administrative officer of the Shelby County District Attorney General’s office following the departure of longtime CAO Priscilla Campbell.

7. Building Blocks of Estate Planning -

Ray’s take: Estate planning is one of the most important steps any person can take to ensure their final property and health care wishes are honored when the time comes. You may not be able to take it with you, but you can have a say about where it goes.

8. GTx Stock Performance Pleases Analysts -

Memphis-based biopharmaceutical company GTx is making investors and analysts happier these days.

A recent Zacks Equity Research note said it was "pretty encouraging" that estimates for GTx's stock have moved higher in recent weeks, with the analyst sentiment rising in tandem with a 37 percent stock price gain over the past month. Shares were up 2 cents to $1.49 during afternoon trading Wednesday, July 1.

9. GTx Stock Performance Pleases Analysts -

Memphis-based biopharmaceutical company GTx is making investors and analysts happier these days.

A recent Zacks Equity Research note said it was "pretty encouraging" that estimates for GTx's stock have moved higher in recent weeks, with the analyst sentiment rising in tandem with a 37 percent stock price gain over the past month. Shares were up 2 cents to $1.49 during afternoon trading Wednesday, July 1.

10. Who Donates The Most? Individuals! -

The numbers are in: Americans gave an estimated $358.38 billion to charity in 2014. That’s 7.1 percent over 2013, and the fifth year in a row that giving increased. Individuals – that’s you and me – continue to give an estimated 90 percent of all gifts.

11. City Council Again Rejects Belle Meade Development -

Four years after the Memphis City Council rejected a two-lot residential subdivision in the Belle Meade area of East Memphis, the developer returned to the council this week seeking approval of the same project.

12. City Council Again Rejects Belle Meade Development -

Four years after the Memphis City Council rejected a two-lot residential subdivision in the Belle Meade area of East Memphis, the developer returned to the council this week seeking approval of the same project.

13. Wyatt Tarrant, Medtronic Honored for Pro Bono Work -

The Memphis office of the law firm Wy- att Tarrant & Combs and the regional legal department of Medtronic were honored this month in Nashville by the Tennessee Bar Association for their commitments to providing free legal service.

14. Wyatt Tarrant and Medtronic Honored For Pro Bono Work -

The Memphis office of the law firm Wyatt Tarrant & Combs and the regional legal department of Medtronic were honored this month in Nashville by the Tennessee Bar Association for their commitments to providing free legal service.

15. GTx Reports Full-Year, Fourth-Quarter Loss -

Memphis-based biopharmaceutical company GTx Inc. has reported a net loss of $14.5 million for the quarter ended Dec. 31 and an annual net loss of $39.4 million for 2014.

16. Yellen Faces Lawmakers at Pivotal Time -

After years of sounding reassuring notes about the need to keep interest rates at record lows, the Federal Reserve is finding the shift to an era of pending rate hikes a tricky and complicated one.

17. Johnson & Johnson Exec Named GTx Chairman -

Memphis-based GTx has a new chairman – Dr. Robert Wills, who’s joining effective March 2 after retiring from Johnson & Johnson.

18. GTx Taps Johnson & Johnson Executive as New Chairman -

GTx has a new chairman: Dr. Robert Wills, who’s joining effective March 2 after retiring from Johnson & Johnson.

19. Lowery Installed as President of Association for Women Attorneys -

Keating Lowery has been installed as the 2015 president of the Association for Women Attorneys. As an attorney with Lawrence & Russell PLC, Lowery devotes her practice to litigating Employee Retirement Income Security Act matters on behalf of employers, plan fiduciaries and third-party administrators throughout the United States.

20. Grizzlies Dominate Inside in Win Over Atlanta -

Guess which NBA team this player is talking about: “It’s a playoff team. It’s a team that’s going to play hard on every possession. Offensively and defensively they pay attention to executing.” That sounds a lot like what many opposing players passing through FedExForum this season have said about the Grizzlies. But it was Tony Allen talking about the Atlanta Hawks – after the Grizzlies defeated the Eastern Conference’s top team 94-88 here last Sunday night.

21. Germantown Was Into Mixed-Use Before It Was Cool -

Even before Mayor Karl Dean’s announcement that the $60 million ballpark would be constructed in Germantown, the area was flourishing – not to the extent that it is now, but it was experiencing growth and development.

22. Probate Court Trio Returns for New Terms -

The two judges and clerk whose court is at the center of the practice of estate law in Shelby County were returned to their offices by Shelby County voters in the August county general elections.

Probate Court Judges Karen D. Webster and Kathleen N. Gomes as well as Probate Court Clerk Paul Boyd each faced challengers in the election that drew a 27 percent voter turnout overall.

23. Beneficiary Forms Trump Your Will -

Ray’s take: Few people like to think about death – particularly their own. But a sound estate plan includes dealing with that possibility to be certain your wishes are honored after you “make the switch.”

24. Tennessee Bar Releases Handbook for Seniors -

The Tennessee Bar Association has released a handbook to help the state’s senior citizens better understand things like federal and state benefits and new health care laws.

The Legal Handbook for Tennessee Seniors was released on Monday and is available for free downloading at the bar association website. Printed and electronic copies on flash drives also are available from the bar association while supplies last.

25. Tennessee Bar Releases Handbook for Seniors -

The Tennessee Bar Association has released a handbook to help the state's senior citizens better understand things like federal and state benefits and new health care laws.

The Legal Handbook for Tennessee Seniors was released on Monday and is available for free downloading at the bar association website. Printed and electronic copies on flash drives also are available from the bar association while supplies last.

26. Ellis Joins State Systems As Sales Executive -

Alisa Ellis has joined State Systems Inc. as a low voltage sales executive. She brings 16 years of telecommunications experience to the company, which offers protection products and services, including fire protection equipment, training and cleaning services, as well as technology services such as network integration, cabling systems and wireless support.

27. Attorney Pierotti Joins Thomas Family Law Firm -

Nicholas J. Pierotti has joined Thomas Family Law Firm PLC as an attorney, marking the firm’s expansion to include probate issues. Pierotti, a third-generation attorney, joins founder Justin K. Thomas in the Memphis-based practice and will work with clients on both family law and probate matters, including wills and estates.

28. Bartlett Heights Apartment Complex Sells for $5 Million -

The 173-unit Bartlett Heights Apartments at 6128 Stage Road near Elmore Park Road in Bartlett has sold for $5 million. A company called Sycamore Lakes bought the Class C multifamily property in a Dec. 12 special warranty deed from multiple sellers.

29. DOMA Repeal Headlines Planning Discussion -

Financial adviser Brian Douglas has the hard-earned designations you’d expect to find in a professional with nearly a decade of experience in the industry, including certified financial planner, chartered retirement planning counselor and, added this year, Five Star Wealth Manager award winner.

30. Wenco Files Construction Loan for Volvo of Memphis -

7910 Trinity Road
Cordova, TN 38018
Loan Amount: $4.2 million

Loan Date: Nov. 7, 2013
Maturity Date: n/a
Borrower: Wenco Properties LLC
Lender: Wells Fargo Bank NA
Details: Wenco Properties LLC has filed a $4.2 million construction loan through Wells Fargo Bank for the Volvo of Memphis dealership it is building at 7910 Trinity Road in Cordova.

31. Oaktree Files $11.1 Million Loan for Kirby Gate Property -

Oaktree Health & Rehabilitation Center LLC has filed an $11.1 million trust deed for the property it bought a year ago in the Kirby Gate business campus.

32. Talk to Your Parents About Their Future -

Ray’s Take It’s a conversation no one wants to have; however, it’s important to have at least an idea of how financially prepared your parents are for their retirement. People are living longer – much longer – and the costs for senior care are soaring. Many older Americans saw a large portion of their nest egg disappear in the last recession.

33. Coston-Holloway Finds Myriad Ways to Give Back -

Joann Coston-Holloway, an associate with Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, is Shelby County’s district representative for the Tennessee Bar Association.

One of her roles is helping plan the Young Lawyers Division’s upcoming Wills for Heroes event, where attorneys will provide basic wills, living wills, and health care and financial powers of attorney to first responders and their spouses or partners.

34. What Do Your Kids Know About Money? -

Ray’s Take A survey by T. Rowe Price revealed that 77 percent of parents lie to their kids about money-related issues. According to the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, 44 percent of Americans learned the most about handling money from their parents. The Council for Economic Education disclosed that just 14 states require high school students to take a course in personal finance.

35. Events -

Memphis Area Legal Services, AutoZone Inc. and Bass, Berry & Sims PLC will hold the fifth annual pro bono legal clinic for Memphis-area seniors Tuesday, July 2, from 10 a.m. to noon at Orange Mound Senior Center, 2590 Park Ave. The free clinic offers seniors legal advice and helps in the preparation of wills, advanced care plans and more. Call Linda Warren Seely at 523-8822.

36. Events -

The Cooper-Young Business Association will feature Standby for Mars as part of the Red Hot Summer concert series Wednesday, July 3, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the gazebo at Cooper Street and Young Avenue. Cost is free. Visit cooperyoung.biz.

37. Events -

Downtown Memphis Commission, Victorian Village Inc. and the Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities will host a launch party for the James Lee House renovation Monday, July 1, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the house, 690 Adams Ave. Visit downtownmemphiscommission.com.

38. Events -

The South Main Art Trolley Tour will be held Friday, June 28, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the South Main Historic Arts District. Email info@southmainmemphis.net.

39. Probate Judge Gomes Chose Legal Career to Help Others -

It was no joke when, on April 1, Kathleen Gomes was appointed by the Shelby County Commission to take the seat being vacated by retiring Probate Court Judge Robert Benham.

40. Wills Stewarding Growth of East Memphis Land -

For Walter Wills III, taking care of his neighborhood and the surrounding area is one of his life tasks.

Wills & Wills LP has owned much of the land in the Kirby-Quince corridor for more than 40 years. The area is seeing an influx of medical office and retail users in the past few years, and more are expected with a new Regional Medical Center at Memphis outpatient center in the area.

41. Review Your Will Regularly -

Ray’s Take Let’s assume you’ve done the right thing and have a will in place. That is a good start, but it’s not enough. You need to regularly review your will to make sure it stays in line with your intentions and the law. Congress continues to kick the can down the road on important income tax and transfer payments, but we now have pretty good guidance on estate tax laws both federally and in Tennessee.

42. Alternative Spring Break on Docket for Law Students -

The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law and its Public Action Law Society are sponsoring the fourth annual alternative spring break next week.

It’s a series of events that will involve 48 law students from seven law schools, some of whom will come here from out of state to participate alongside Memphis law students.

43. Events -

National Association of Women Business Owners Memphis will meet Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at Chickasaw Country Club, 3935 Galloway Ave. City, county and state government representatives will discuss opportunities to gain government business. Cost is $25 for members, $30 for nonmembers and $35 at the door. Visit bit.ly/122SiTT to register.

44. Events -

VA Medical Center Women’s Veterans Program and Cardiology Clinic will hold its Red Dress Fashion Show and heart health program Monday, Feb. 11, at 11 a.m. at the medical center theater, 1030 Jefferson Ave. Constance Adcock, coordinator of WomenHeart Memphis, will speak. Visit memphis.va.gov.

45. Events -

Memphis Child Advocacy Center will hold its Works of Heart valentine auction, featuring works by more than 100 local artists, Saturday, Feb. 9, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Memphis College of Art, 1930 Poplar Ave. Visit memphiscac.org.

46. Bailey Finds Ideal Job With Community Legal Center -

At the beginning of January, Johnna Bailey began work as immigration attorney for the Community Legal Center, a resource for the working poor.

“It’s defined as those who are just above the poverty line, meaning that legal aid would not serve them, but it’s still too expensive for them to hire a private attorney,” Bailey said.

47. Circuit Court Filings Up in Fourth Quarter -

Filings in Circuit Court were up for the last quarter of 2012 but down in Chancery and Probate Courts compared to the fourth quarter of 2011.

The quarterly numbers from The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com, showed a 15 percent increase with the 2,030 filings compared to 1,726 a year ago across the three civil courts.

48. Mixed Bag for 2012 Court Filings -

The business of Circuit Court saw a jump in 2012 while filings in Chancery Court dropped compared to the previous year and the number of filings in Probate Court remained the same.

The year-end numbers across the three civil courts monitored by The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com, showed a 6.4 percent increase in filings in Circuit Court – 7,550 compared to 7,069 in 2011.

49. MED Buys East Memphis Land for $3.4 Million -

6525 Quince Road Memphis, TN 38119

Sale Amount: $3.4 million

Sale Date: Nov. 16, 2012

50. MED Buys East Memphis Land for $3.4 Million -

The Regional Medical Center at Memphis has closed on its $3.4 million purchase of two parcels totaling 54.5 acres of land at Quince Road and Tenn. 385 in East Memphis.

Operating in the transaction as Regional Med Properties LLC, the MED on Nov. 16 paid $3.4 million for 29.5 acres between Quince and 385 from KG Land LLC.

51. J.D. Byrider Brings First Franchise To Memphis -

The nation’s largest used car franchise company has entered the Memphis market. Carmel, Ind.-based J.D. Byrider has inked 30,900 square feet at 2580 Mount Moriah Road, marking the company’s second Tennessee dealership.

52. Hospital Liens Escalate in Third Quarter -

Circuit Court filings for the third quarter of 2012 were up from a year ago while Chancery and Probate Court filings were down.

The filings for the three civil courts, as followed by The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com, also included a spike in hospital liens filed in Circuit Court.

53. Events -

Leadership Memphis is accepting applications for its 2013 Grassroots Leadership Program through Saturday, Sept. 29. The program, which teaches leadership skills and techniques to implement community change, includes 11 sessions between October and March. Visit leadershipmemphis.org.

54. Slow, Steady Growth Suits Summit Asset Management -

For Summit Asset Management LLC, steady organic growth over the past 20 years has been spurred by building strong local relationships.

55. Homemade Wills Can Cause Woes -

Ray’s Take The Internet is loaded with do-it-yourself will instructions and fill-in-the-blank documents. I do not recommend using any of them. Not only is there no assurance there aren’t errors in the document you may select, they may well lead to greater problems for the very people you had intended to help.

56. Three Generations of Judge’s Family Practice Law -

Three generations of a family in one profession is not the most common of sights. Rarer still is when those three generations find themselves working in the same field at the same time.

Such is the reality in the family of Diane Vescovo, a U.S. magistrate judge in Memphis for the Western District of Tennessee.

57. Q2 Court Filings Remain Consistent -

Court filings in Chancery, Circuit and Probate courts remained constant for the most part in the second quarter of 2012.

The consistency came as Circuit and Chancery began a shift to an e-filing system that should change the way both offices process filings.

58. Events -

Attorneys from AutoZone Inc., Bass, Berry & Sims PLC and Memphis Area Legal Services will hold the fourth annual free legal clinic for Memphis-area seniors Tuesday, July 10, from 10 a.m. to noon at Orange Mound Senior Center, 2590 Park Ave. The pro bono clinic offers seniors essential legal advice and helps in the preparation of wills, advanced care plans and more. Call Linda Warren Seely of MALS at 523-8822.

59. Events -

TnAchieves will hold a reception for prospective mentors for the 2012-2013 school year Monday, July 9, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Leadership Memphis, 365 S. Main St. Current mentors and tnAchieves staff will talk about opportunities to mentor high school seniors planning to attend community college. Visit tnachieves.org or email Kaci Murley at kaci@tnachieves.org.

60. Big US Banks Submit "Living Wills" to Regulators -

Nine of the largest U.S. banks have submitted plans to the federal regulators that show how they would break up and sell off their assets if they are in danger of failing.

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. released summaries of the "living wills" on Tuesday for Bank of America, Barclays, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley and UBS.

61. Bradley Law Firm Gets a New Home -

The Bradley Law Firm PLLC has moved its office from East Memphis to Germantown.

The firm has moved to the Bradley Law Building at Corporate Gardens, 3107 E. Corporate Edge Drive in Germantown. It replaces the firm’s old digs at 606 South Mendenhall Road in the Collier Insurance Building.

62. Events -

The Church Health Center/MIFA Farmers Market will be open Tuesday, June 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Church Health Center Wellness, 1115 Union Ave. Visit churchhealthcenter.org or call Esther Wills at 250-4673, ext. 1604.

63. MEPPI Files $155M Permit App For Rivergate Plant, Office -

2865 Riverport Road
Memphis, TN 38109

Permit Cost: $155 million

Permit Date: Applied June 2012

64. Quince Road Acreage Sells for $400,000 -

Memphis-Quince LLC has bought 1.7 acres on the north side of Quince Road from Wills & Wills LP, filing a $1.7 million construction loan through Magna Bank at the time of sale.

65. Events -

The Daily News’ offices will be closed Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day. Offices reopen at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 29, and will remain open during normal business hours.

The Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs will host a Memorial Day service Monday, May 28, at 11 a.m. at West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, 4000 Forest Hill-Irene Road. Visit tn.gov/veteran for details.

66. Events -

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Department in conjunction with area companies and organizations will present a workplace violence prevention seminar Tuesday, May 22, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Road. Cost is free.

67. Events -

The Memphis Center City Revenue Finance Corp. will meet Tuesday, May 8, at 9 a.m. at the board’s office, 114 N. Main St. Call Andy Kitsinger at 575-0540 for details.

68. Events -

U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen will host the Federal Procurement Fair Monday, April 30, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the University of Memphis FedEx Institute of Technology, 365 Innovation Drive. The fair will cover how businesses can participate in the federal government contracting process. R.S.V.P. at cohen.procurement@mail.house.gov. For details, call Michael Fulton at 202-225-3265.

69. Court Filings Steady for First Quarter -

Filings across three of the four civil courts in Shelby County were steady for the first three months of 2012 with a new category again showing up among the top three categories in Chancery Court.

And attorneys in all courts prepared for the coming of electronic filing – or e-filing – during the second quarter in Circuit and Chancery courts.

70. Crye-Leike Sells Properties, Land At Feb. Auction -

Multiple properties in the Memphis area have traded hands as a result of an auction held by Crye-Leike Auction Services in February.

Kays Nawaf Employee Pension Plan sold three flex warehouse buildings at 4652 Damascus Road, 4660 Damascus Road and 4668 Damascus Road, ranging from 7,450 square feet to 10,160 square feet. There was a published minimum bid of $83,000 each.

71. Parham Estate Planning Changes Name, Logo -

Memphis-based Parham Estate Planning firm is changing its name to Parham Estate Law in a rebranding initiative that also includes a new logo.

Tactical Magic assisted in the rebranding.

Founded in 2009, Parham Estate Law provides a full spectrum of estate counsel encompassing tax planning, wills, trusts, probate and charitable giving.

72. New Category Highlights Q4 Chancery Cases -

Court filings in the last three months of 2011 showed a new category of cases in Chancery Court.

Delinquent tax collection filings were the second highest category for the three divisions of Chancery Court in the fourth quarter as measured by The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.

73. Court Filings Fall 12 Percent -

The business of Shelby County's civil courts in 2011 saw a couple of shifts from 2010, including fewer filings in two courts, more filings in one court and a couple of shifts in the categories with the most filings.

74. Big Banks Must Show Break-Up ‘Living Wills’ Under New Rule -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The largest banks must show how they would break up their assets if they were in danger of failing, under a rule approved Tuesday, Jan. 17.

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. voted to require banks with $50 billion or more in assets to submit so-called living wills. Seven banks with more than $250 billion in assets will have to show their plans by July. The other 30 affected by the rule have until 2013.

75. Many Boomers Avoid Living Wills, Say They're Young -

The latest installment in Aging America, a joint AP-APME project looking at the aging of the baby boomers and the impact this so-called silver tsunami will have on the communities in which they live.

76. Edward Jones’ Baltier Wins Executive of the Year -

Kevin Baltier, a certified financial planner and financial adviser for Edward D. Jones & Co. LP in Collierville, has won the 2011 Executive of the Year Award from the Memphis Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals.

77. Shelby County Courts See Drop in Filings -

As the third quarter wrapped up, the number of legal filings recorded by the Shelby County Circuit Court, Chancery Court and Probate Court clerks’ offices dropped off from the number filed both in the year-ago period as well as in second quarter 2011, according to latest figures from The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.

78. Large Banks Must Show So-Called 'Living Wills' -

The largest U.S. banks will be required to show regulators how they would break up and sell off their assets if they are in danger of failing.

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. voted 3-0 Tuesday, Sept. 13, to approve the rules, which were mandated under the financial overhaul passed by Congress last year.

79. The Burger Joint Joins Ridgeway Trace -

Another national burger chain is setting up shop locally, except this one selected Memphis as its entrance into the Tennessee market.

BGR The Burger Joint is the latest tenant to join Ridgeway Trace Center, the 347,358-square-foot development at Poplar Avenue and Interstate 240 anchored by Target, Best Buy, PetSmart and Sports Authority.

80. CRE Shows Q2 Improvement -

Memphis’ commercial real estate landscape may be inching closer to recovery, as evidenced by the latest CB Richard Ellis MarketView report.

In the second quarter of 2011, Memphis’ office market saw continued signs of growth from existing tenants, and improved investment sale activity.

81. Greenhouse Donated to Urban Farms -

Stringer Nursery and Garden Center has donated its 23,000-square-foot greenhouse to Urban Farms in Binghampton. The greenhouse was scheduled to be disassembled and transported to the Urban Farms’ location on 198 Wills St. Saturday, July 16, according to Urban Farms’ Facebook page. Barnhart Crane and Rigging provided equipment to help volunteers and project management move the greenhouse to its new location.

82. Civil Court Filings Drop in Second Quarter -

Court filings in Circuit, Chancery and Probate courts were down for the second quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago and the first quarter of 2011, according to The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.

83. Target's Honeymoon Could be Over -

NEW YORK (AP) – Target is having labor pains.

Until recently, the Minneapolis-based discounter largely had avoided the labor disputes and public relations challenges that have plagued Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer. But now Target could face the same union opposition as its much bigger rival.

84. Methodist Hospice Set for Opening -

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare is set to open its new hospice residence, which will provide comfort and care in a serene, homelike like setting for terminally ill adult and pediatric patients in the final stage of life.

85. AP Analysis: States Face Long Slog After Recession -

At statehouses around the country, the Great Recession is far from over: It could take years for many states to climb out of the hole and return to pre-downturn spending levels.

An Associated Press examination of 50 balance sheets shows state budgets and bank accounts still ravaged by a drop in tax revenue. Many states are also facing enormous long-term pension and health care obligations. At the same time, the payout of stimulus money from Washington that helped many states in their darkest hours has come to an end.

86. LaHood: More Info Needed on Distracted Driving -

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood applauded car companies Thursday for beginning to fight an "epidemic" of distracted driving and said he's waiting for a study on the problem before discussing whether the government should regulate communications technology built directly into vehicles.

87. Cordova’s Parkway Place Hits 100 Pct -

Two recent leases at Parkway Place Office have brought the center to 100 percent occupancy. Guardian Community Living LLC signed a 10,500-square-foot lease in the 70,000-square-foot office annex that is situated in Cordova.

88. Duo Helps Strengthen Colliers’ Retail Face -

After being historically thought of as a driving force in industrial real estate, Colliers International is becoming a rising star in the retail arena.

The retail team of Andrew Phillips and Ed Thomas has been involved in three of the largest retail lease transactions in the last six months with the 45,000-square-foot Habitat for Humanity, 24,000-square-foot Memphis Judo and 14,000-square-foot Jack Wills Co.

89. A New Home -

On a humid late May afternoon that signaled the imminent arrival of a sweltering Memphis summer, Burundi native Sedekia Imanairakiza seemed to be in his element, skillfully nurturing the soil and sowing the seeds that will yield fruitful summer crops at Urban Farms, a community garden in the heart of the city.

90. Law Firms Announce New Hires, Additions -

The Memphis legal community has seen a flurry of new hires, additions and other personnel announcements of late.

Andrew Sakalarios has joined Glankler Brown PLLC as an associate. He concentrates his practice in tax, trust and estate and general business law, with a practice that focuses primarily upon estate planning, including the drafting of wills and trusts, estate administration, including the preparation of inheritance, gift, estate and income tax returns.

91. Q1 Court Filings Remain Consistent -

The business of Circuit, Chancery and Probate courts remained constant in the first three months of 2011.

Filings for all three courts showed slight increases depending on the types of cases, according to The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.

92. Davison Joins Bailey & Greer Law Firm -

Nicole Gibson Davison has joined the law firm Bailey & Greer PLLC, where she will provide expertise in personal injury, malpractice and liability cases.

93. Nichols Navigates Way to Firm’s Memphis Business Tax Group -

The key to any good planning might be plenty of quiet time to think and ponder through obstacles and challenges before arriving at a clear course of action.

For tax attorney Jack Nichols, 32, that time begins with the daily hour-plus commute from Oxford, Miss., to the offices of Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada PLLC at the Crescent Center in East Memphis.

94. 2010 Court Filings Show Mixed Bag -

Court filings were a mixed bag in terms of their volume for 2010.

The three civil courts tracked by The Daily News Online (www.memphisdailynews.com) reported more filings in Circuit Court compared to 2009 and fewer filings in Chancery and Probate courts than in 2009.

95. Apperson Crump Continues Legacy With Growth -

These days, there’s a lot that’s new at the city’s oldest continuously operating law firm.

Developments within the past few weeks at Apperson Crump, a venerable firm founded the same year the U.S. Civil War ended, include new attorney hires, the acquisition of another law firm and the development of an affiliation for referral work with yet another firm.

96. Ark Speaker Says Focus on Issues, Not Partisanship -

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Robert Moore acknowledges that he faces a more challenging session than House speakers in recent years as he prepares for this year's legislative session. With Republicans holding their greatest numbers in the majority-Democratic House since Reconstruction, the Democratic lawmaker from Arkansas City said focusing on the basics will be even more important.

97. ‘Mississippi Transplant’ Walker Finds Calling With Law, Giving Back -

Memphis lawyer Joe Walker has always loved accounting, tax, trust and estate planning. He sees his chosen career as a science and an art form.

98. Ark. High Court Hears Proposed Amendment Challenge -

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday on a voter lawsuit that argues the Legislature crammed too much into a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow higher interest rates.

99. A Belated Wedding Gift -

Ray’s Take: June is the most popular month for weddings. Which means many newly hitched couples are now discovering the financial honeymoon is over as gift cards are exhausted and credit cards come due.

100. Hospital Liens Top Court Activity -

The business of Shelby County’s civil courts saw some changes in the second quarter of 2010.

Divorces with and without children, normally the dominant category of cases filed in the nine divisions of Circuit Court, took a back seat to hospital liens.