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1. U of M, FedEx Partner On IT Command Center -

FedEx and UMRF Ventures, a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of Memphis Research Foundation, have partnered to open a student-operated IT Command Center at the FedEx Institute of Technology on campus in an effort to grow the regional data analytics workforce.

2. Financial Literacy and Adults -

Ray’s Take: Can you explain what risk diversification is? Can you identify the effects of inflation? Do you know how to calculate interest? If you answered yes to these three questions, you are better off than 43 percent of Americans and a whopping two-thirds of the world’s population, according to Maggie McGrath in an article written for Forbes Magazine about the results from the first-ever S&P Global FinLit Survey.

3. What We’re Becoming -

WE’VE HIT A WALL. By the time you read this over breakfast, something may have happened about all those kids being separated from their parents at the border and warehoused like unwanted inventory.

4. Next Inning for Jason Motte? Teaching Players at U of M -

With former St. Louis Cardinals closer Jason Motte joining the University of Memphis baseball program as director of player development, a review is in order.

If you’re a student of Cardinals World Series history, you probably remember the highlights of their victory over the Texas Rangers in 2011. Down three games to two in Game 6 at Busch Stadium, David Freese provided the heroics with a two-out, two-run triple in the bottom of the ninth inning to tie the score at 7-7 and rescue the Cardinals.

5. Heritage Helped Drive Acosta Up Corporate Ranks -

Growing up in Memphis, Julie Acosta, Senior Web Analyst at AutoZone, wasn’t always a fan of her strong Brazilian heritage. Like most young kids, she wanted to be like everyone else. It wasn’t until high school that she came into her own, embracing her roots and eventually allowing them to help guide her career choices.

6. 5 Questions to Ponder Before Titans’ Camp -

In a little more than a month, the Titans will take the field for their first training camp under head coach Mike Vrabel.

There’s an air of anticipation surrounding the team as it comes off back-to-back winning records for the first time since 2007-08.

7. Good Vibrations -

The first game in the next University of Memphis college basketball season is still more than four months away. But what’s four months when you’ve been waiting four years, or maybe even longer, for Tiger basketball to feel whole again?

8. Month-old Bike-Share Program Exceeding Expectations in Memphis -

And we’re rollin’! The new bicycle-sharing system introduced a month ago is exceeding expectations and fueling hopes that Memphis is on a revolutionary pathway to improve health and community connectivity.

9. Methodist Kicks Off Centennial Celebration -

This weekend Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare begins its next 100 years helping people in the Mid-South with their healthcare needs. The hospital is celebrating with events like a book launch on Friday and “The Party of the Century” with special guest Magic Johnson on Saturday.

10. Trump's immigration order sparks confusion, deep concern -

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump's reversal of a policy separating migrant families at the Mexico border sparked confusion over how the new guidelines will play out and deep concern that the changes don't go far enough, allowing children to still be held in detention even if they remain with their families.

11. New evidence that viruses may play a role in Alzheimer's -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Viruses that sneak into the brain just might play a role in Alzheimer's, scientists reported Thursday in a provocative study that promises to re-ignite some long-debated theories about what triggers the mind-robbing disease.

12. Report highlights lessons learned in Houston from Harvey -

HOUSTON (AP) — An inconsistent regulatory environment and a lack of awareness by residents of the potential flooding dangers in and around Houston were among the factors that contributed to the heavy damage inflicted by Hurricane Harvey, according to a report released Thursday.

13. Binghampton Apartments, Parkside TIF Get EDGE Greenlight -

Several hundred new apartments, a South Memphis grocery store and a new TIF district were all given the green light by the Economic Development Growth Engine for Memphis and Shelby County during a busy Wednesday, June 20, board meeting. 

14. Council Approves New Hotel To Replace Benchmark -

Memphis City Council members approved a special use permit Tuesday, June 19, for a new hotel on the northwest corner of Union Avenue and B.B. King Boulevard to be built where what’s left of the old Benchmark Hotel currently stands.

15. Celebrating Resilient Puerto Rico -

A jazz band played in Old San Juan. It was beautiful. I stood in this old courtyard, staring up at the moon shining over the old city. I was here before, four years ago. That afternoon four years ago, I walked in a gentle afternoon tropical rain.

16. New Downtown Coffee Shop Gets Renovation Grant -

Hayes and Amy McPherson have been awarded an exterior improvement grant by the Center City Development Corp. to help renovate the ground floor of their North Main Street residence into a coffee shop called Comeback Coffee.

17. Enthusiasm Not Enough to Turn Tennessee Blue -

Tennessee’s legislative Democrats are eternally optimistic. They don’t have much choice but to look on the bright side with 75-24 and 28-5 deficits in the House and Senate.

So when they put a nearly full slate of candidates on the ticket for November’s general election – about 110 districts – and say they’ve got a good chance of picking up seats, they almost have to be taken with the proverbial grain of salt.

18. Council Approves 13-Year Contract with MRPP -

Memphis City Council members gave the Memphis River Parks Partnership a 13-year contract to manage and operate the city’s riverside parks Tuesday, June 19, with a 10-year renewal option.

The MRPP, which until earlier this year was the Riverfront Development Corp., sought a 10-year contract with the city in order to promote the stability of the organization in drawing private and philanthropic funding for the city’s riverfront plan.

19. Risk-Reward -

Rumor. Speculation. Gossip. Yes, there is all of that heading into the 2018 NBA Draft on Thursday, June 21, at the Barclays Center in New York. So take your pick from the following: The Memphis Grizzlies will hold on to their No. 4 overall pick. Or they will trade up. Or they will trade down.

20. Council Approves 13-Year Contract with MRPP, Makes End of Fiscal Year Moves -

Memphis City Council members gave the Memphis River Parks Partnership a 13-year contract to manage and operate the city’s riverside parks Tuesday, June 19, with a 10-year renewal option.

The MRPP, which until earlier this year was the Riverfront Development Corp., sought a 10-year contract with the city in order to promote the stability of the organization in drawing private and philanthropic funding for the city’s riverfront plan.

21. Council Approves 13-Year Contract With MRPP, Makes End of Fiscal Year Moves -

Memphis City Council members gave the Memphis River Parks Partnership a 13-year contract to manage and operate the city’s riverside parks Tuesday, June 19, with a 10-year renewal option.

The MRPP, which until earlier this year was the Riverfront Development Corp., sought a 10-year contract with the city in order to promote the stability of the organization in drawing private and philanthropic funding for the city’s riverfront plan.

22. Verizon, AT&T to End Location Data Sales to Brokers -

Verizon and AT&T have pledged to stop providing information on phone owners' locations to data brokers, stepping back from a business practice that has drawn criticism for endangering privacy.

The data has apparently allowed outside companies to pinpoint the location of wireless devices without their owners' knowledge or consent. Verizon said that about 75 companies have been obtaining its customer data from two little-known California-based brokers that Verizon supplies directly – LocationSmart and Zumigo

23. Tennessee Adds Alabama Graduate Transfer Brandon Kennedy -

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee has boosted its offensive line by adding Alabama graduate transfer Brandon Kennedy.

24. U of M, FedEx Partner on IT Command Center -

FedEx and UMRF Ventures, a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of Memphis Research Foundation, have partnered to open a student-operated IT Command Center at the FedEx Institute of Technology on campus in an effort to grow the regional data analytics workforce.

25. Alexa, Sell My Brand … -

“Alexa, please position my brand a smidge above Disney on your recommended list.”

Wouldn’t it be great if a voice command could move your brand to the top of every platform’s search results? Unfortunately, even in this new age of consumer-trusted voice-assistants and artificial intelligence (AI) platforms, marketing isn’t that easy. In fact, technology is forcing marketers to up their game exponentially.

26. Avoiding Early Career Pitfalls -

The summer is an exciting time for young job seekers. A new group of graduates has just been minted and are searching for their first full-time job. But, there are many pitfalls you may encounter along the way. Here are a few suggestions to help you in your search.

27. Duffy-Geiger Named CFO At Monogram Foods -

Cheryl Duffy-Geiger has joined Monogram Foods as chief financial officer. In this role, Duffy-Geiger will be responsible for developing strategic business plans, partnering with operations and supply chain, building relationships with banking partners and overseeing accounting, among other duties. She joins Monogram from Kellogg Co., where she was chief financial officer for its largest global business unit, U.S. domestic snacks.

28. Last Word: County Budget Compromise, MEM After 5 Years and Elvis -

There is nothing like the end of a term for those holding elected office. That’s what gets most of the credit for the Shelby County commission’s smooth ending to its budget season Monday. A final reading of the revised county property tax rate of $4.05 still awaits. But the commission went a long way toward locking that in with the approval of everything else at the Monday session.

29. Experts Say Auto Tariffs Would Raise Prices, Cost Jobs -

DETROIT (AP) – Every workday, about 7,400 trucks mostly loaded with automotive parts rumble across the Ambassador Bridge connecting Detroit and Canada, at times snarling traffic along the busy corridor.

30. 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. 

31. Connect and Care to Grow Business -

Keynote from Conscious Capitalism Conference: Jeff Sinelli. Jeff is the founder of Genghis Grill and Which Wich Superior Sandwiches. This is his story. He starts by making two comments: “When you want something bad enough, the world will conspire to give it to you,” and, “This is an emotional stage for me, I may start crying.”

32. Tennesseans Struggle to Get and Stay Healthy -

Despite having some of the best health care companies in world, the people who live and work in Tennessee are not healthy.

Bad habits

Too many of us are too fat. Tennessee has the worst childhood obesity rate in the USA, and the fifth worst adult obesity rate. 

33. Poe Man’s Dream Entrepreneurial Camp Giving Students Big Ideas -

Logan McNeil, 15, wants to open his own restaurant someday. Diamond Jones, 17, wants to have her own fashion business, even if it’s just selling T-shirts, and her 14-year-old brother, Jordan Jones, believes his future is as a funeral home owner.

34. Council To Review ‘Shared Mobility’ Rules For Scooters, Bike Share -

Memphis City Council members get their first look Tuesday, June 19, at a “shared mobility” ordinance that would set broad ground rules for “shared use mobility bicycles, electric assist bicycles and electric scooters.”

35. 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.

36. Grizzlies’ Selden to Be Instructor at Americas Team Camp -

The NBA announced that Memphis Grizzlies guard/forward Wayne Selden Jr. will headline the fifth Americas Team Camp presented by Nike, which will be held Monday through Thursday, June 18-21, at The NBA Academy Latin America in Mexico City, Mexico.

37. 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.

38. The Week Ahead: June 18-24 -

Good morning, Memphis! Summer officially arrives Thursday with the solstice (aka the longest day of the year). Celebrate by taking in an evening Redbirds game or outdoor movie – or head indoors for one of nearly a dozen chamber music concerts. Here’s what else you need to know about in The Week Ahead...

39. Poe Man’s Dream Entrepreneurial Camp Giving Kids Big Ideas -

Logan McNeil, 15, wants to open his own restaurant someday. Diamond Jones, 17, wants to have her own fashion business, even if it’s just selling T-shirts, and her 14-year-old brother, Jordan Jones, believes his future is as a funeral home owner.

40. NIH Ends Alcohol Study, Citing Funding, Credibility Problems -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. government is shutting down a study that was supposed to show if a single drink a day could prevent heart attacks, saying ethical problems with how the research was planned and funded undermine its credibility.

41. UTHSC Names Khan Chair Of Family Medicine Dept. -

Dr. Muneeza Khan has been named chair of the Department of Family Medicine in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Medicine. She previously served as interim chair.

42. 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.

43. Withers Gallery to Host Creatives Festival -

The Withers Collection Museum and Gallery, 333 Beale St., will host the Withers Creatives Festival June 28-30.

44. Tigers Men’s Basketball Releases AAC Schedule -

The American Athletic Conference has released the 2018-19 men’s basketball league schedule and the University of Memphis, under first-year coach Penny Hardaway, will play single games against four opponents – UConn, SMU, Houston and USF – and home-and-away games with the seven other league schools.

45. 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.

46. Morris' Secret Helped Pass Civil Rights Cold Case Laws -

Charlie Morris was known for decades as a political operative who defined a brand of grassroots-style campaigning and political involvement in North Memphis. He and his late wife, Alma, operating out of a barber shop in a Quonset hut off Chelsea Avenue, endorsed candidates and worked for them at the polls – going door-to-door in their neighborhood in what was the most basic kind of political organizing.

47. Events -

The Memphis Juneteenth Urban Music Festival returns Friday through Sunday, June 15-17, in Robert R. Church Park, 345 Beale St. The annual event features live music, vendors, senior activities, kids zone and more. Admission is free. Visit memphisjuneteenth.com.

48. Vanderbilt’s Late Turnaround Sets Stage for Next Year -

The history of Vanderbilt baseball since coach Tim Corbin took over in 2003 is tremendous.

In 16 seasons, the Commodores have produced nearly 700 victories, advanced to eight NCAA super regionals and played in three College World Series – winning one.

49. Dream Redux -

On a recent afternoon at AutoZone Park, manager Stubby Clapp’s team had a two-run lead going into the bottom of the ninth inning. Assigned the task of getting the last three outs: veteran big league closer Greg Holland, he of 186 career saves and three All-Star appearances, and on this day pitching for the Memphis Redbirds on a rehab assignment.

50. Blues City Youth Program Traces Whitehaven History -

The Whitehaven Summer Youth Experience Program will featured a theatrical presentation of the history of Whitehaven at the program’s Thursday, June 21, finale.

The program by the Blues City Cultural Center is one of several summer initiatives for youths between school years.

51. Tigers Men’s Basketball Releases AAC Schedule -

The American Athletic Conference has released the 2018-19 men’s basketball league schedule and the University of Memphis, under first-year coach Penny Hardaway, will play single games against four opponents – UConn, SMU, Houston and USF – and home-and-away games with the seven other league schools.

52. Mississippi City Could be Getting First Casino -

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Developers are looking to build the first casino in the Mississippi Gulf Coast city of Long Beach.

The Sun Herald reports James Parrish and his company own a 12-acre (48562-square-meter) site, including a former Kmart and Sav-A-Center grocery store on the north side of U.S. 90, that they want to develop into a casino property. They plan to attend the July meeting of the Mississippi Gaming Commission asking for first approval for the proposed project in Long Beach.

53. Weigh Your Options For Long-Term Care -

Ray’s Take: As of August 2017, the oldest person alive was a 117–year-old woman named Violet Brown from Jamaica. And when I scrolled through the list of the top 100 oldest people alive, only three were men. I’ll let you try and make sense of that.

54. 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.

55. Eye-opening internship leads lawyer back to St. Jude -

Kaleigh Davis always knew she wanted to make a difference, but it took some divine intervention to change her course. “I’ve always wanted to do the cliché of ‘helping people’ and not just work to make money but to make a difference, however that may be,” she says. As Associate Counsel at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Davis is tasked with duties typical of any attorney, but her client is more than unique.

56. Grizzlies Controlling Owner Robert Pera as Elusive as Ever -

Part of me wants to give Robert Pera a pass. Or at least the benefit of the doubt. Because at the end of it all, what matters most is this:

57. Events -

The Memphis Juneteenth Urban Music Festival returns Friday through Sunday, June 15-17, in Robert R. Church Park, 345 Beale St. The annual event features live music, vendors, senior activities, kids zone and more. Admission is free. Visit memphisjuneteenth.com.

58. Last Word: Kiwanis Debate, Haslam on the Gov. Race and Street Work -

For the last couple of days there has been this brewing story that Kim Kardashian West was on her way to the city to meet with Alice Marie Johnson, the convicted drug dealer sentenced to life in prison who was pardoned by President Donald Trump last week after serving 21 years in federal prison. And that is just what happened Wednesday – almost. The meeting was in Southaven. And, according to People, it included lessons in how to use Snapchat. The meeting included an interview with the Today show that will air Thursday morning.

59. 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.

60. Withers Gallery to Host Creatives Festival -

The Withers Collection Museum and Gallery, 333 Beale St., will host the Withers Creatives Festival June 28-30.

61. Events -

Memphis Botanic Garden hosts 30 Thursdays: Cocktails and Canvases June 14, at 6 p.m. at 750 Cherry Road. The plein air (outdoor) painting class takes place the second Thursday of each month during 30 Thursdays and uses one of MBG’s 31 gardens as a background. Bring your own beverage and painting supplies. Free with garden admission. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com/30thursdays for details.

62. 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.

63. Keep Your Integrity Intact -

The most important ingredient we bring to any job, in any profession, is not talent. It is our integrity. Integrity is being truthful to yourself and having the courage to do the right thing in spite of the personal or professional consequences. A person’s integrity speaks loudly through the behavior they engage in at work.

64. Midstate Transit Future is Paved With Tired Ideas -

If you ask state Rep. William Lamberth, Davidson County voters gave a resounding answer on the future of mass transit in this region. Based on their overwhelming defeat of an early May referendum, they don’t want to raise taxes for mass transit, preferring to be more like Atlanta and Los Angeles and less like New York.

65. Standing in the Gap -

There are statistics that tell a story. Always, there are statistics that tell a story. The city of Memphis’ story cannot be told without mentioning a poverty rate of 26.9 percent (Tennessee’s is 15.8 percent). The child poverty rate in Memphis is even more staggering, at 44.7 percent.

66. Last Word: Riverfront Change, Skeleton to Canopy and Summer Camp -

The two contenders for Shelby County Mayor in the Aug. 2 county general election – Democratic nominee Lee Harris and Republican nominee David Lenoir – meet for the first time in the general election campaign Wednesday at the Memphis Kiwanis Club weekly luncheon. It is the first of several debates between the two. And judging from what Harris and Lenoir have said separately and what we’ve reported from those appearances, this is a highly anticipated debate/discussion about the future of Shelby County on several fronts.

67. 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.

68. Events -

Allegiant Airlines is hosting a customer celebration Wednesday, June 13, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Central BBQ, 147 E. Butler Ave. The event includes $100 travel vouchers for the first 50 people, free lunch for everyone, chances to win 10 pairs of round-trip tickets, and a presentation of a $5,000 gift to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Cost is free.

69. High Court Voter Roll Decision May Have Limited Impact -

ATLANTA (AP) – A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for states to take a tougher approach to maintaining their voter rolls, but will they?

Ohio plans to resume its process for removing inactive voters after it was affirmed in Monday's 5-4 ruling. It takes a particularly aggressive approach that appears to be an outlier among states.

70. Endorsers Must Disclose Material Connections -

How much weight would you give to a glowing review about a luxury vacation resort if you knew the reviewer had been paid to say great things or given free accommodations? That’s an example the FTC uses in discussing its Endorsement Guides, which are designed to help companies ensure their ads aren’t misleading.

71. Are You Reaching Generation Z? -

There is a large group of prospective customers your marketing efforts are probably missing. They are age 22 and younger and have never known a world without the internet or smartphones. They are Generation Z, and if you are not speaking their language, it’s time to start. This unique cohort is expected to make up about 40-percent of all consumers by the year 2020.

72. The Secret To Networking -

The story I’m about to share is very common. A job seeker recently came to me with a problem. They’d been looking everywhere for the right job. Finally, they found it. It was just what they were looking for, and their skills were a perfect match. Even better, a close friend should be able to be their advocate. It seemed to be a slam dunk opportunity, but then, something went wrong. The close friend didn’t follow through. They really let the job seeker down. It was terribly confusing and disheartening.

73. 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.

74. 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.

75. Last Word: The Politics of Summer, Perpetual Motion and Nigerian Email Scams -

Just about the time it is summer by the calendar next week as well as by the ongoing weather, you will start to see a set of one-on-one debates between the Democratic and Republican contenders for Shelby County Mayor – Lee Harris and David Lenoir, respectively.

76. Poll: Americans Want More of What Journalists Want to Report -

NEW YORK (AP) – There's substantial agreement on what Americans want from the news media and what journalists want to report, according to a pair of studies that also reveal a troubling caveat: a nagging feeling among both the ideal isn't being met.

77. KKR is Buying Envision Healthcare in a Nearly $10B Deal -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – KKR is buying physician services provider and surgery center operator Envision Healthcare Corp. in an approximately $9.9 billion deal.

78. UTHSC Names Khan Chair Of Family Medicine Dept. -

Dr. Muneeza Khan has been named chair of the Department of Family Medicine in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Medicine. She previously served as interim chair.

79. 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.

80. Food for Thought: Café Momentum -

Keynote from Conscious Capitalism Conference: Chad Houser, CEO and executive chef of Café Momentum

Café Momentum founder Chad Houser graduated with a degree in English literature, then wanted to go and cook. After culinary school, he founded a restaurant. Then, the recession hit. Yet the restaurant prospered.

81. The Importance Of Roles And Responsibilities -

A great idea can be the first step in the process of creating something wonderful. Bringing the right people together adds power to the idea. Having roles and responsibilities to guide the work can turn possibility into reality.

82. Luttrell, Jones: County Budget Talks Center on Property Tax Allocation -

Shelby County government’s budget season turns on the county’s property tax rate. It’s not about decreasing the current $4.11 rate to $4.05, as proposed by Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell. It’s about how the $4.05 rate would be allocated among various county uses.

83. Memphis Health Center Gets $4.5M Federal Grant -

Memphis Health Center has been awarded a $4.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen announced Thursday, June 7.

84. 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.

85. Lake District Lands Malco Theater, Former Benchmark Seeks New Life -

3536 Canada Road,
Lakeland, TN 38002

Tenant: Malco Theatres Inc.

Tenant’s Agent: Michael Lightman, Michael Lightman Realty

Landlord: The Lake District

86. 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.

87. Events -

The Memphis Juneteenth Urban Music Festival returns Friday through Sunday, June 15-17, at Robert R. Church Park on Beale Street, with several related events before the three-day festival.

  • Tuesday, June 12: Memphis Juneteenth Jobs & Career Fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at JIFF, 254 S. Lauderdale St. Job seekers are encouraged to bring a resume and dress for success.
  • Thursday, June 14: Juneteenth Evening of the Stars, youth talent showcase and awards show, 6 p.m., and Memphis Juneteenth Lifetime Achievement Awards, 8 p.m., Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave.
  • Friday, June 15: Festival begins with live music, activities for seniors, kids zone, vendors and more. Hours 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 16: Veterans 5K Walk/Run, 8 a.m. (registration 6:30 a.m.); festival hours 10 a.m.-11 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 17: Food Truck Sunday and Praise Fest at Juneteenth; festival hours noon-10 p.m.

Visit memphisjuneteenth.com for full schedule.

88. Commission Takes 1st Vote On Property Tax Rate Cut -

Shelby County commissioners voted 8-0 Monday, June 4, in favor of a county property tax rate of $4.05 for the fiscal year that begins July 1. Commissioners Turner, Burgess and Willie Brooks abstained on the first reading vote, which automatically advances the measure to second and third readings regardless of the vote count under the commission’s rules.

89. Lori James Leases Up At Laurelwood -

The contemporary women’s boutique Lori James is moving to Laurelwood Shopping Center in East Memphis.

The 30-year-old boutique owned by Memphian Lori James has been at Regalia Shopping Center since its inception. The Laurelwood location will be approximately 2,500 square feet and is slated to open in July.

90. Going Global -

Over the past two years, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has extended its global reach in a variety of ways, forging new partnerships and alliances to further research efforts for pediatric cancer and blood disorders while investing more than $1 billion to substantially grow its Memphis headquarters.

91. Malco Planning Theater For Lakeland’s Lake District -

More good news for Lakeland residents as Malco Theatres Inc. has signed a letter of intent to construct a “state-of-the-art” movie theater in The Lake District.

92. Events -

Hattiloo Theatre performs “Raisin,” a musical adaptation of Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun,” Friday, June 8, through July 1 at 37 S. Cooper St. Visit hattiloo.org for showtimes and tickets.

93. Editorial: St. Jude Reaches for Memphis’ Boldest Vision -

There aren’t too many physical reminders of the star-shaped building that housed the original St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in the early 1960s, other than the statue of St. Jude himself.

94. Back in Memphis, Alice Johnson Thanks Trump for ‘Mercy’ in Commuting Sentence -

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – A woman whose life sentence was commuted by President Donald Trump thanked him on Thursday for "having mercy" and said reality TV star Kim Kardashian West saved her life.

95. Analysis: HUD Plan Would Raise Rents for Poor by 20 Percent -

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – Housing Secretary Ben Carson says his latest proposal to raise rents would mean a path toward self-sufficiency for millions of low-income households across the United States by pushing more people to find work. For Ebony Morris and her four small children, it could mean homelessness.

96. 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.

97. 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.

98. Lockhart Selling Memphis as Adams Keegan Recruiter -

Born in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Kristin Lockhart, vice president of recruiting at Adams Keegan, is no stranger to moving.

99. Drive, Chip & Putt … for a Lifetime -

Where this golfing thing goes, Tommy Kellum doesn’t really know. His daughter Elizabeth has been playing since she was 6 years old and she has some talent.

100. Golfers Take Aim at FESJC While Looking Toward WGC in 2019 -

For Daniel Berger, the FedEx St. Jude Classic at TPC Southwind is the happiest golfing place on earth.