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1. Last Word: Trader Joe's, Bredesen at Rhodes and Haslam on Memphis -

Here comes Trader Joe’s with a Friday opening in Germantown after lots of mystery and delays and changes for what is a pretty simple concept. For so many of us, this has been a long-hoped for goal. It’s kind of up there with smuggling in Coors beer from the west in the 70s before it became available everywhere and Coors had a brewery here.

2. Bredesen Defends Wait-And-See Stand on Kavanaugh Nomination -

Democratic U.S. Senate contender Phil Bredesen met a crowd of 500 at Rhodes College Thursday, Sept. 13, that consisted mostly of supporters on what was originally planned as a debate with Republican rival Marsha Blackburn. Blackburn bowed out of the debate.

3. Bredesen Defends Wait-And-See Stand on Kavanaugh Nomination -

Democratic U.S. Senate contender Phil Bredesen met a crowd of 500 at Rhodes College Thursday, Sept. 13, that consisted mostly of supporters on what was originally planned as a debate with Republican rival Marsha Blackburn. Blackburn bowed out of the debate.

4. Tigers RB Henderson Honored by AAC -

Memphis junior running back Darrell Henderson has been named to the American Athletic Conference Weekly Honor Roll for his performance against Navy. Henderson rushed 13 times for a career-high 212 yards and three touchdowns in the 22-21 defeat to the Midshipmen.

5. Journeyman Tight End Still Awaiting Big Break -

“Next man up” is an old football adage invoked after a key player’s injury.

It must have come to mind Sunday evening for Titans practice squad tight end Jerome Cunningham, who has been released 10 times while waiting for the chance to be the “next man up” on an NFL roster.

6. Unusual College Career Leads ETSU’s Gatewood to Neyland -

Austin Gatewood was sold on nothing more than a vision. There were no uniforms to wear, no stadium to play in, no veteran teammates to guide him.

7. Return of Beale Street Cover Charge Adds Fuel to Debate -

There are still some details left to work out about the return of the Beale Street cover charge.

The Downtown Memphis Commission and Memphis police have to set criteria for when to use the cover charge. There is also the question of whether it is a $10 cover with coupons from merchants or the $5 cover with no rebates that was in place before the council abolished the cover altogether.

8. Puerto Rican Evacuees Hunt for Housing as Vouchers Expire -

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Like many Puerto Ricans who fled to the mainland after Hurricane Maria, Jose Santiago has been scrambling to find a place to live. The federal vouchers that pay for his hotel room near the Orlando airport expire at checkout time Friday.

9. U.S., Cuba to Meet on Mysterious 'Health Attacks' in Havana -

WASHINGTON (AP) — National security agencies and members of Congress are frustrated by the lack of answers about what the United States describes as "health attacks" that have injured American diplomats in Cuba.

10. Karen Pence Wants to Help Ease Burden for Military Spouses -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Being married to the vice president has its privileges.

"Now people take my phone calls," Karen Pence told The Associated Press in an interview.

These days, Vice President Mike Pence's wife is using her new cachet to call around on behalf of military spouses, looking to help them overcome the challenges that come with being wed to active-duty service members.

11. Last Word: Jagger, Jerry Lee, Whalum & More and Harris' Plans on BTH -

Sir Mick Jagger and Jerry Lee Lewis walk into Sun Studio Wednesday. That’s not the start of a joke. Variety has reported that Jagger’s film company has signed on to the Elvis biopic being made from Peter Guralnick’s definitive two volume biography of the king. You connect the dots or don’t – who knows if there is a connection? Yes, but they aren’t talking.

12. Putin: Suspects in Britain Poisoning are Innocent Civilians -

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that Russian authorities know the identities of the two men accused by Britain of carrying out a nerve agent attack on a former spy, but he added that they are civilians and there is "nothing criminal" about them.

13. Tigers’ Henderson Honored by AAC -

Memphis junior running back Darrell Henderson has been named to the American Athletic Conference Weekly Honor Roll for his performance against Navy. Henderson rushed 13 times for a career-high 212 yards and three touchdowns in the 22-21 defeat to the Midshipmen.

14. Tigers Ready to Turn Page after Loss at Navy -

Three days after losing 22-21 at Navy, University of Memphis quarterback Brady White and offensive lineman Dustin Woodard said they were eager to get back on the field.

15. Tigers Ready to Turn Page after Loss at Navy -

Tigers Ready to Turn Page after Loss at Navy

BY DON WADE

dwade@memphisdailynews.com

Three days after losing 22-21 at Navy, University of Memphis quarterback Brady White and offensive lineman Dustin Woodard said they were eager to get back on the field.

16. 'Big and vicious': Hurricane Florence Closes in on Carolinas -

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Motorists streamed inland on highways converted to one-way routes Tuesday as more than 1 million people in three states were ordered to get out of the way of Hurricane Florence, a hair-raising storm taking dead aim at the Carolinas with 130 mph winds and potentially ruinous rains.

17. Late Author Eudora Welty Gets First Marker on Mississippi Writers Trail -

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi has markers noting a blues trail, a country music trail, a civil rights trail and even an Indian mound trail.

Now, with the dedication of a marker to the late author Eudora Welty, the state is starting a writers trail.

18. Surge, wind, rain, floods: Hurricane Florence could hit hard -

Surge, wind, rain, floods: Hurricane Florence could hit hard

By JONATHAN DREW, Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Hurricane Florence churned Tuesday toward the Eastern Seaboard as a storm of "staggering" size, forcing a million people to evacuate the coast. Many more were left to wonder where they might be safe if days of torrential rains unleash floods from the mountains to the sea.

19. U.S. Marks 9/11 with Somber Tributes; Trump Speaks at Pa. Site -

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans looked back on 9/11 Tuesday with solemn ceremonies, volunteer service and a presidential tribute to "the moment when America fought back" on one of the hijacked planes used as weapons in the deadliest terror attack on U.S. soil.

20. Bredesen Says Senate Race is Different Than Previous Statewide Runs -

Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Phil Bredesen says his fourth statewide campaign is different. It’s different even from the two campaigns for Nashville mayor before his three campaigns for governor.

21. Labrador Dog Named Lucy Saves Oregon Man from Sex-Abuse Conviction -

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The discovery of a black Labrador named Lucy led to the unraveling of a criminal case Monday against an Oregon man who had begun serving a 50-year prison sentence.

Joshua Horner, a plumber from the central Oregon town of Redmond, was convicted on April 12, 2017, of sexual abuse of a minor.

22. Last Word: Gun Group Endorsements, Kirby Complexities and Purple Haze Closes -

Two races on the Nov. 6 ballot within the Shelby County legislative delegation to Nashville getting some attention as our Nashville correspondent Sam Stockard takes a look at “gun sense” ratings from the group Moms Demand Action, which has called for stricter gun laws.

23. City Panel Debates Whether to Tweak or Toss EDGE -

A seven-member city group looking at the effectiveness of EDGE – the city-county Economic Development Growth Engine – has a decision to make.

Do they recommend tweaking the body that grants tax abatement incentives or do they take the city out of the EDGE and create a city Industrial Development Board?

24. Gun Sense Ratings for Republicans Raise Questions for Challengers -

Two Republican Shelby County legislators seeking re-election received “gun sense candidate” ratings this year from the weapons safety group Moms Demand Action while also netting good marks from the National Rifle Association, a distinction their Democratic opponents are questioning.

25. Gun Sense Ratings for Republicans Raise Questions for Challengers -

Gun Sense Ratings for Republicans Raise Questions for Challengers

Tennessee Legislature

By Sam Stockard

Special to The Daily News

Two Republican Shelby County legislators seeking re-election received “gun sense candidate” ratings this year from the weapons safety group Moms Demand Action while also netting good marks from the National Rifle Association, a distinction their Democratic opponents are questioning.

26. Gun Sense Ratings for Republicans Raise Questions for Challengers -

Two Republican Shelby County legislators seeking re-election received “gun sense candidate” ratings this year from the weapons safety group Moms Demand Action while also netting good marks from the National Rifle Association, a distinction their Democratic opponents are questioning.

27. Carolinas Brace for Extremely Dangerous Hurricane Florence -

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Florence rapidly strengthened into a potentially catastrophic Category 4 hurricane on Monday as it closed in on North and South Carolina, carrying winds and water that could wreak havoc over a wide stretch of the eastern United States later this week.

28. Thunderstorms, Lightning Cause Unprecedented Cancellation of Southern Heritage Classic Game -

Rain didn’t hamper the Southern Heritage Classic’s parade Saturday morning, Sept. 8, but the main event was another matter.

Persistent thunderstorms that hit the Mid-South just before the scheduled 6 p.m. kickoff forced SHC officials to cancel Saturday night’s 29th SHC game between Tennessee State and Jackson State at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.

29. Storms, Lightning and Standing Water Cause Unprecedented Cancellation of Southern Heritage -

Storms, Lightning and Standing Water Cause Unprecedented Cancellation of Southern Heritage

Sports

By Pete Wickham

Special to The Daily News

Rain didn’t hamper the Southern Heritage Classic’s parade Saturday morning, Sept. 8, but the main event was another matter.

30. New Miss America Glad She Didn't Have to Don Swimsuit to Win -

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The first woman to win the Miss America crown without having to don a swimsuit says she's glad she didn't have to.

Nia Imani Franklin, who won the title Sunday night in Atlantic City while competing as Miss New York, said the changes in the 98-year-old pageant are a welcome modernization.

31. High Stakes as 2-Month Sprint to Election Day Begins -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Control of Congress and the future of Donald Trump's presidency are on the line as the primary season closes this week, jump-starting a two-month sprint to Election Day that will test Democrats' ability to harness opposition to Trump and determine whether the Republican president can get his supporters to the polls.

32. Last Word: Rain and Lightning, Recycling Blues and Polls and Campaigns -

Signs of festival season in the air Sunday after what was left of Tropical Storm Gordon dumped most of its remaining rain and wind on the city Saturday. The Central Gardens home tour was doing a brisk business Sunday afternoon with lots of foot traffic in light jackets and lines outside a few of the homes on Belvedere as Birds and golf carts buzzed around. Further south Cooper-Young practicing moderation a week ahead of its milestone event for festival season – a new mural on Young west of Cooper toward the Fairgrounds awaiting your judgment next weekend.

33. UMRF Ventures Receives Economic Dev. Award -

A University of Memphis Research Foundation Ventures Inc. program has received the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) 2018 Excellence and Innovation Award for Regional and Economic Development.

34. Intent on Getting a Big Raise? You May Have to Quit Your Job -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite one of the best job markets in decades, workers across the U.S. economy are struggling with a common frustration: What does it take to finally get a decent raise?

35. Burt Reynolds, Star of Film and TV, Dead at 82 -

NEW YORK (AP) — Burt Reynolds, the handsome film and television star known for his acclaimed performances in "Deliverance" and "Boogie Nights," commercial hits such as "Smokey and the Bandit" and for an active off-screen love life which included relationships with Loni Anderson and Sally Field, has died at age 82.

36. Gridiron Thespians? Florida State Coach Believes So -

Sports and theater often merge. We’ve got high drama in Pittsburgh right now where the Steelers are wondering when running back Le’Veon Bell will show up for work (more on that in a moment).

37. 4 Dead, Including Gunman, in Cincinnati Bank Shooting -

CINCINNATI (AP) —  A gunman opened fire early Thursday in the heart of Cincinnati in an attack that left him and three other people dead, police said.

The shooting sent people scrambling across the city's Fountain Square amid cries of "shooter!"

38. Last Word: Graceland Opens Vigil, Hunt-Phelan For Sale and Southern Heritage -

After two years of making the Elvis candlelight vigil more about who paid and getting people in line, Graceland said Wednesday the vigil will return to being a free event next August – no admission, no buying packages that include the vigil. The timing on this is interesting coming about two weeks after the 2018 edition of the vigil.

39. GOP Candidate Lee Calls for ‘Accelerated Transformation’ of Shelby County -

Republican nominee for Tennessee governor Bill Lee opened the post-Labor Day leg of the race in Memphis Wednesday, Sept. 5, with a call for an “accelerated transformation of Shelby County.”

40. Major Opioid Maker to Pay for Overdose-Antidote Development -

A company whose prescription opioid marketing practices are being blamed for sparking the addiction and overdose crisis says it's helping to fund an effort to make a lower-cost overdose antidote.

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma announced Wednesday that it's making a $3.4 million grant to Harm Reduction Therapeutics, a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit, to help develop a low-cost naloxone nasal spray.

41. Leadership Holes in State Legislature -

With apologies to Robert Zimmerman, “the times they are a-changing.”

Unlike Bob Dylan’s 1964 song of rebellion, Capitol Hill isn’t turning into a bed of liberals, although someday the first could be last. In fact, it could turn more conservative this fall before things take a different direction. But leadership down the line in both parties is due for a big turnover.

42. Ayanna Pressley Calls Upset House Win 'Surreal,' Gets in Trump Dig -

BOSTON (AP) — The black Boston city councilor whose upset primary win over a 10-term congressman stunned Massachusetts' political establishment called her victory "surreal" Wednesday and said the wave of inclusiveness sweeping the nation is the best way to counter President Donald Trump.

43. Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh Stresses Independence, Won't Discuss WH subpoenas -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh repeatedly stressed the importance of judicial independence on the second day of his confirmation hearing Wednesday as he faced questioning from senators, including Democrats who fear he would be President Donald Trump's man on the high court. But he declined to address whether Trump could be subpoenaed or could pardon himself.

44. Solid Foundation -

While sitting at his desk, Fred Jones needs only to take a quick look up and to his right to see the strides made by him and his Southern Heritage Classic. But what does the 70-year-old Jones see when he looks up at the hopeful guy in his early 40s staring back from a newspaper photo accompanying a story prior to the inaugural game in 1990?

45. Last Word: Southbrook Mall, Dean on Development and Cats & Thyroids -

Public money for a shopping mall with public uses is on the agenda for a special meeting this week of the EDGE board. And the Southbrook Mall saga is an extended story over several years with several different plans to get public money that at first blush was to fix the roof and perhaps HVAC and then let the private property owned by a nonprofit be on its way. It’s much more complex than that.

46. UMRF Ventures Receives Economic Development Award -

A University of Memphis Research Foundation Ventures Inc. program has received the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) 2018 Excellence and Innovation Award for Regional and Economic Development.

47. Karl Dean Pledges Bigger State Role in Memphis Economic Development -

Karl Dean, the Democratic nominee for governor, says each of the 61 days he has campaigned in Memphis, someone has complained that the city has “been cut adrift by the state of Tennessee.”

48. Democratic Nominee for Governor Pledges Bigger State Role in Memphis Economic Development -

Karl Dean, the Democratic nominee for governor, says each of the 61 days he has campaigned in Memphis, someone has complained that the city has “been cut adrift by the state of Tennessee.”

49. Last Word: Selling Local Soccer, Football's Arrival and Luttrell's Vetoes -

So the United Soccer League Memphis franchise is to be called Memphis FC 901. The branding was launched as the Labor Day weekend began with a video that is part Rogues nostalgia, soccer at school memories and a liberal dose of Grit ‘n’ Grind rhetoric from another sports franchise just down the street from AutoZone Park. The combination is another example of sports carrying the banner for the promotion of Memphis in general.

50. Texas Democrat Beto O'Rourke Shakes Up Senate Race With Cruz -

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — If elections were decided by viral videos and fawning media profiles, Democrat Beto O'Rourke would win Texas' Senate race in a landslide.

Video of the candidate defending NFL players' right to protest during the national anthem had been viewed by millions even before NBA star LeBron James called it a "must-watch." Another of O'Rourke, a three-term congressman, cruising through a Whataburger parking lot on a skateboard is almost as popular, increasing the onetime punk rocker's already considerable street cred.

51. From Penny Press To Snapchat: Parents Fret Through The Ages -

NEW YORK (AP) — When Stephen Dennis was raising his two sons in the 1980s, he never heard the phrase "screen time," nor did he worry much about the hours his kids spent with technology. When he bought an Apple II Plus computer, he considered it an investment in their future and encouraged them to use it as much as possible.

52. Memphis Thumps Mercer, 66-14 -

By the second quarter, Twitter couldn’t help itself: When will the “Mercer” rule go into effect? And Lord, have Mercer! On and on it went. But why not? The University of Memphis offense went on and on in a 66-14 season-opening romp over the FCS Mercer Bears.

53. Gov. Haslam Hears Concerns for TNReady Credibility at Collierville Forum -

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam heard from a group of Memphis and Shelby County educators that the state’s TNReady test has credibility issues with parents and doesn’t provide reliable data quickly enough for teachers to make better use of it in improving student achievement.

54. Groundbreaking Alternative Paper Village Voice Shuts Down -

NEW YORK (AP) — The Village Voice, the Pulitzer Prize-winning alternative weekly known for its muckraking investigations, exhaustive arts criticism, naughty personal ads and neurosis-laden cartoons, is going out of business after 63 years.

55. Vols’ Johnson Helping Young Fans Excel in Classroom -

Kids don’t usually go rushing to school on Mondays to gush about watching an offensive linemen play football on TV. That status is mainly reserved for more glorified positions like quarterback or wide receiver.

56. Memphis Cashes In On Airbnb Agreement -

Airbnb booked 87,000 overnight guests in Memphis and generated more than $647,000 in hospitality taxes during the first year of an agreement with Memphis city government.

The home-sharing platform reported Tuesday that rentals were up 67 percent year over year, including a significant spike during this year’s Memphis in May International Festival and Beale Street Music Festival.

57. Trader Joe’s Germantown Store to Open Sept. 14 -

Trader Joe’s will officially open its long-awaited Germantown store at 8 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 14, the company announced Friday, Aug. 31. 

58. Passenger Facility Charge Begins Sept. 1 at Memphis Airport -

Memphis International Airport will add $4.50 to the cost of each outbound flight starting Saturday (Sept. 1).

It’s a passenger facility charge, the airport’s first in more than 20 years.

59. Passenger Facility Charge Begins Sept. 1 at Memphis Airport -

Memphis International Airport will add $4.50 to the cost of each outbound flight starting Saturday (Sept. 1).

It’s a passenger facility charge, the airport’s first in more than 20 years.

The Federal Aviation Administration approved it July 16 to help pay for modernization of Concourse B between now and 2021.

60. 10 Reasons You Should Watch Division III Football -

Here’s who you will find in the stands at a Division III college football game: parents, the players’ girlfriends, a couple fraternity pledge classes, a few student fans, and one or two professors.

61. Even with Jeremiah Martin’s Surgery, Tiger Hoops Fans Can Be Hopeful -

The rumor turned out to be a reality. Sure enough, the best player from last season’s University of Memphis basketball team had surgery last Monday.

To be exact, Jeremiah Martin – the guard who averaged 18.9 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 2.3 steals – had an inguinal hernia repaired. So confirmed a UofM press release

62. Last Word: Oath, Occupancy and Buses -

Shelby County Mayor elect Lee Harris and the 13-member Shelby County Commission with a majority of eight new members take the oath of office Thursday afternoon Downtown at the Cannon Center. And Harris turned in his resignation as a state Senator Wednesday, urging the county commission to leave the seat vacant for the remaining four months left in his four-year term of office in Nashville.

63. Wisconsin Boy Swept in Sewer Sticks Finger Out of Manhole, Saved -

Boy swept in sewer sticks finger out of manhole and is saved

By TODD RICHMOND, Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An 11-year-old boy sucked into a flooded Wisconsin storm sewer was saved when an eagle-eyed firefighter saw the boy's fingers pop through an opening in a manhole cover.

64. Preparing for New England Foliage Season -

I watched a YouTube video of someone driving along New Hampshire’s famed Kancamagus Highway during leaf-peeping season and it hit me: I’ll be on my own New England fall foliage road trip soon enough.

65. College Planning Platform Calls Rhodes a Top Pick -

A mobile-first college planning platform has named Rhodes College to two of its 2019 lists.

Rhodes is on College Raptor’s “Top 25 Best Colleges in the Southeast” and “Hidden Gems in the Southeast” lists. Rhodes is ranked No. 19 on the Best Colleges in the Southeast list. The top college was the University of Virginia, which is in Charlottesville.

66. Racism Quickly Becomes an Issue in Florida Governor's Race -

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Racism immediately became an issue in the Florida governor's race on Wednesday as both nominees made predictions: The Democrat said voters aren't looking for a misogynist, racist or bigot, while the Republican said voters shouldn't "monkey this up" by choosing his African-American opponent.

67. Final Farewells to Sen. John McCain Begin at Arizona Capitol -

PHOENIX (AP) — Cindy McCain pressed her face against the flag-draped casket of her husband, U.S. Sen. John McCain, on Wednesday and several of his children sobbed during the first of two services for the statesman and former prisoner of war before he is taken for the last time from the state he has represented since the 1980s.

68. Liberal Gillum, Trump-backed DeSantis Win Florida Primaries -

TALLAHASSEE, Florida (AP) — A liberal Florida Democrat pulled off an upset victory Tuesday in the state's primary for governor while President Donald Trump's favored candidate cruised to victory for the GOP, setting up a fierce fall showdown in the nation's largest political battleground. Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, who would be the state's first black governor, and Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis, both defeated more moderate opponents aligned with their parties' establishment.

69. Council Approves TDZ Financing for Second Convention Center Hotel -

Memphis City Council members approved the use of Tourism Development Zone revenues Tuesday, Aug. 28, to finance the construction of a second convention center hotel as they delayed any decisions on long-term crowd control and safety measures in the Beale Street entertainment district.

70. Tigers’ O-Line in the Business of Clearing Real Estate -

Much focus has fallen on what the Memphis football team lost from its offense – two-year starting quarterback Riley Ferguson and playmaking wideout Anthony Miller. But graduate transfer quarterback Brady White will line up behind an offensive line that returns four of five starters.

71. Memphis Cashes In On Airbnb Agreement -

Airbnb booked 87,000 overnight guests in Memphis and generated more than $647,000 in hospitality taxes during the first year of an agreement with Memphis city government.

The home-sharing platform reported Tuesday, Aug. 28, that rentals were up 67 percent year over year, including a significant spike during this year’s Memphis in May International Festival and Beale Street Music Festival.

72. Mississippi Lawmakers Approve Bill to Create State Lottery -

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi House reversed itself Tuesday and passed a bill to create a state lottery in the Bible Belt state where churches have long opposed it.

The vote came during a special session, less than 24 hours after the House originally voted to kill the bill that the state's Republican governor promises to sign into law. There was no debate Tuesday as a few representatives changed their votes from no to yes.

73. Texan Says He's Selling 3D-Printed Gun Plans, Despite Ruling -

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The owner of a Texas company that makes untraceable 3D-printed guns said Tuesday that he has begun selling the blueprints through his website to anyone who wants to make one, despite a federal court order barring him from posting the plans online. 

74. Dean, Lee Differ on Many Tennessee Topics -

On first blush, gubernatorial candidates Bill Lee and Karl Dean appear to be cast in a similar mold – business-friendly moderates.

75. Last Word: Firestone Developments, Commission's Busy Day and Main and Beale -

The Firestone plant site in North Memphis is one of nine across the city the Greater Memphis Chamber is seeking grant funding for as the chamber starts to role out an economic development policy shift on its part. Here is what it means on several levels as well as the eight other sites in the Memphis area that are on the grant applications.

76. County Commissioners Approve Quinn Road Development -

Shelby County commissioners approved a 500-plus home development on Quinn Road – in unincorporated Shelby County just south of Collierville – with one key amendment change during their meeting Monday, Aug. 27.

77. Chamber Seeks Site Improvement Grants for 9 Sites Including Firestone -

The Greater Memphis Chamber has applied for state improvement grants for nine economic development sites in Memphis as the first step in a “Sites and Buildings Plan.”

The list of Memphis sites includes the Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. plant site in North Memphis, which is one of eight applying via the chamber to be part of the Tennessee Site Evaluation Program.

78. Memphis City Council Considers Surface Parking Lot at Main and Beale -

Memphis City Council members vote Tuesday, Aug. 28, on a special-use permit to turn the land on the northeast corner of South Main Street and Beale Street into a surface parking lot with landscaping.

79. Memphis Tigers, QB White Set to Open New Campaign on Saturday Against Mercer -

Memphis coach Mike Norvell isn’t a big fan of season openers. The mysteries tend to bother him. “I really don’t like first games,” Norvell said during his first weekly luncheon press conference of the season on Monday, Aug. 27. “There’s so many unknowns.”

80. Sen. John McCain to be Buried Next to Best Friend at U.S. Naval Academy -

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — It will be a fitting final resting place for a man who prized military service, cherished friendship and had little patience for formalities.

U.S. Sen. John McCain, the Arizona Republican who died Saturday of brain cancer, will be buried Sunday on a grassy hill at the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery in Annapolis, right next to a lifelong friend, within earshot of the next generation of midshipmen and within view of the banks of Severn River.

81. Last Word: End of Term, After The Testimony and John McCain -

Shelby County commissioners meet Monday for what is the last regularly scheduled meeting of their four-year term of office. Eight of the 13 commissioners are leaving the body of 13 at the end of this month as is Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell.

82. Ex-Michigan State Gymnastics Coach Charged In Nassar Case -

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former head coach of Michigan State's gymnastics team was charged Thursday with lying to an investigator when she denied that witnesses told her years ago about being sexually assaulted by ex-sports doctor Larry Nassar.

83. Hurricane Lane Floods Parts Of Hawaii After Torrential Rains -

HONOLULU (AP) — Hurricane Lane dumped torrential rains that inundated the main town on Hawaii's Big Island as people elsewhere stocked up on supplies and piled sandbags to shield oceanfront businesses against the increasingly violent surf.

84. Prince's Family Sues Doctor Who Prescribed Him Pain Pills -

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The family of the late rock star Prince is suing a doctor who prescribed pain pills for him, saying the doctor failed to treat him for opiate addiction and therefore bears responsibility for his death two years ago, their attorney announced Friday.

85. Urban Meyer Showed His Low Standards and It’s Not Exactly a Surprise -

In the wake of the Urban Meyer – what shall we call it? – circus, fiasco, scandal, clichéd business as usual at a big-time football factory – there were a couple of interesting takes.

86. Restaurant Returns To Roots on Broad -

Lucky Cat Ramen will move this fall to 2583 Broad Ave. in the former Jack Magoo’s sports bar space.

87. UTHSC Contributed $4B To 2017 State Economy -

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center contributed approximately $4 billion to Tennessee’s economy last year.

The main campus in Memphis generated approximately $3 billion, or 74 percent of the total economic impact. The medical college employs more than 23,900 people at its Memphis campus.

88. Memphis Climb -

Recently, cbssports.com put out a map showcasing the best college football programs in every state. The state of Tennessee, which forever would have been colored Big Orange, was instead shaded Memphis Tigers Blue. College football writer Barrett Sallee provided a two-part explanation for how this came to be:

89. UTHSC Contributed $4B To 2017 State Economy -

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center contributed approximately $4 billion to Tennessee’s economy last year.

The main campus in Memphis generated approximately $3 billion, or 74 percent of the total economic impact. The medical college employs more than 23,900 people at its Memphis campus.

90. Hurricane Lane Soaks Hawaii's Big Island With Foot Of Rain -

HONOLULU (AP) — Hurricane Lane soaked Hawaii's Big Island on Thursday, dumping 12 inches of rain in as many hours as residents stocked up on supplies and tried to protect their homes ahead of the state's first hurricane since 1992.

91. Arkansas Abortion Pills Restriction Remains on Hold -

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal appeals court says it won't allow Arkansas to enforce a law that critics say would make the state the first in the U.S. to effectively ban abortion pills.

92. Waffle House Shooting Suspect Ordered to Mental Facility -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The suspect in a deadly Waffle House shooting was ordered Wednesday to receive treatment in a mental facility for schizophrenia in hopes that he becomes fit to stand trial.

Travis Reinking, 29, learned his fate in court just feet away from the man who authorities say wrestled an assault-style rifle away during the April shooting in Nashville that killed four people. It was the first time James Shaw Jr. saw Reinking since the act of heroism that has since landed him budding celebrity status.

93. Haslam Sees Difference in Need for Testing, How Tests Are Administered -

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam says there is a distinction to be made in the current debate about student achievement testing in Tennessee and problems with the testing.

“We need to distinguish between the test itself … and the implementation,” Haslam said Wednesday, Aug. 22, during a visit to the Georgian Hills Achievement Elementary School in Frayser. “Obviously, the technology hasn’t worked and we are committed to getting that right. … It would be such a mistake for the state to throw the baby out with the bathwater.”

94. Last Word: Rallings Talks Bridge, Bird at U of M and Spec Industrial -

Part of the unofficial job description of an activist can be to be as provocative as possible. And provocative is what the attorneys and the judge in the Memphis Police surveillance lawsuit trial in federal court got Wednesday from Keedran Franklin. Franklin is one of the activists/protesters in the recent wave of protests locally in the last two to three years who was being watched closely by Memphis Police.

95. Comptroller’s TBI Report Spurs New Legislation -

Legislation to crack down on misuse of state-issued cell phones is being spurred by a state Comptroller’s report showing the former acting director of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and his girlfriend downloaded apps enabling them to communicate undetected.

96. It’s Lee’s to Win Unless He Makes a Rookie Mistake -

When Bill Lee drove a tractor through tiny Eagleville last October, hardly anyone noticed. Only a handful of supporters milled around in the parking lot of the Farmers Co-op in southwest Rutherford County that morning where Lee spent a few minutes talking to people inside the store before emerging to ride to another town as part of a statewide tour, a precursor to an RV ride he would take later in the Republican primary race.

97. San Francisco's $2.2 Billion 'Grand Central' Terminal Open -

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Spanning three city blocks, San Francisco's $2 billion transit terminal is open after nearly a decade under construction.

Coined the "Grand Central of the West," the new Salesforce Transit Center near the heart of downtown is expected to accommodate 100,000 passengers each weekday, and up to 45 million people a year. It welcomed its first passengers and visitors this month.

98. Politicians Target Immigration Law After Arrest in Iowa Case -

MONTEZUMA, Iowa (AP) — The disappearance of a well-liked college student from America's heartland had touched many people since she vanished one month ago while out for a run. But the stunning news that a Mexican man living in the U.S. illegally has allegedly confessed to kidnapping and murdering her thrust the case into the middle of the contentious immigration debate and midterm elections.

99. Haslam: Execution Handled in 'Very Professional' Way -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam says corrections officials have told him Tennessee's first execution since 2009 was handled in a "very professional manner."

Haslam told reporters Tuesday that state corrections officials and others there during Billy Ray Irick's Aug. 9 execution told him "everybody did their job the way it was supposed to" be done.

100. Last Word: Day Two in Federal Court, Cohen on Manafort and Saturation Concerns -

Memphis Police Director Michael Rallings on the witness stand Tuesday in Memphis Federal Court for day two of the trial on police surveillance of protesters.

And Rallings testified that he had only a “vague” knowledge of the 1978 federal consent decree banning such surveillance prior to the lawsuit filed in 2017 by protesters put on the City Hall security list. As a supervisor at the police training academy, Rallings also testified that the rules set by the decree to prevent political surveillance of protesters were not taught to police officers to his knowledge.