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1. Strickland’s First Budget Includes Police Raise
- Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland presents his first budget proposal Tuesday, April 19, to the Memphis City Council just four months after taking office as mayor.
2. Middle Tennessee construction can’t meet demand
- Saturday, April 16, 2016
When it comes to residential real estate around Middle Tennessee, there are plenty of buyers but not nearly enough sellers, says Heather Benjamin with Reliant Realty’s Benjamin McConnell Group. And new construction just can’t keep up with the demand.
3. The Week Ahead: April 4-10
- Monday, April 04, 2016
Let’s get this week started, Memphis! Here’s our roundup of local happenings you need to know about in the coming days, from an observance of the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination to your first chance to visit Mud Island River Park this season.
4. Randolph gets first triple-double in a stunning win over Clippers
- Monday, March 21, 2016
Mike Conley and his sore Achilles were in street clothes on the bench. Zach Randolph, after missing seven straight games with a sore knee, was back in uniform and playing. And playing so well that late in the fourth quarter of the Grizzlies 113-102 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday, March 19 at FedExForum, Conley had a secret to share.
5. Muddy’s Launches New Custom Studio Division
- Monday, March 14, 2016
Muddy’s Bake Shop has launched a new division of its now 8-year-old dessert business. It’s the Muddy’s Custom Studio, staffed by a team of cake artists who’ll prepare custom, personalized versions of cupcakes and cakes that are distinct from what’s prepared each week for the business’ two retail shops.
6. Shaq Goodwin, Dedric Lawson Receive AAC Honors
- Tuesday, March 08, 2016
University of Memphis senior Shaq Goodwin has been named to the All-American Athletic Conference First Team, while freshman Dedric Lawson was named to the Second Team and to the All-Rookie Team.
In AAC games, Goodwin led the conference in scoring at 17.2 points per game, and ranked second during the same span in blocked shots per game at 1.8.
7. Gasol Just Did What We Really Wanted – Played
- Thursday, February 11, 2016
We want our pro athletes tough and, if possible, indestructible. Makes us feel like they’re actually entitled to their millions. It works out well for everyone. Player wins. Team wins. Fans win.
8. Gasol Just Did What We Really Wanted -- Played
- Wednesday, February 10, 2016
We want our pro athletes tough and, if possible, indestructible.
Makes us feel like they’re actually entitled to their millions.
It works out well for everyone. Player wins. Team wins. Fans win.
9. So Far, Grizzlies Fail the Eye Test
- Friday, December 11, 2015
In this day and time we hear a lot about statistics and analytics vs. the eye test.
It’s a discussion we have throughout the season when debating the College Football Playoff rankings, and when arguing about the seeding that sets our brackets for March Madness.
10. Grizzlies Avoid Epic Loss, Still Lack Signature Win
- Tuesday, December 01, 2015
Perhaps Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, will be the date that the Philadelphia 76ers break their record-tying 18-game losing streak to start an NBA season. The 76ers will be at home against the just-as-awful Los Angeles Lakers and Kobe Bryant, who recently announced he will retire at the end of this season.
11. Greenprint Summit Shows Region’s Possibilities
- Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Trails and bike lanes aren’t the only path to regional success, but they’re playing a growing role in partnerships among communities that sometimes find themselves competing for jobs.
To date, 19 of those communities have adopted a 25-year, green-centric plan that was introduced earlier this year and has been endorsed by more than 50 organizations.
12. Warriors, Curry Too Much For Grizzlies – And Everyone Else So Far
- Friday, November 13, 2015
Stephen Curry had seen this game before, in this building, in the playoffs and in the regular season. The Memphis Grizzlies were trying to do what they always try to do – drag a high-powered offensive machine such as the Golden State Warriors into the mud and not let them get up.
13. The Week Ahead: Nov. 9, 2015
- Monday, November 09, 2015
How was your weekend, Memphis? Here’s our weekly rundown of local happenings you need to know about, from revenge on the Warriors to crime reduction through urban planning…
It’s still election season in 70 percent of the city, which sounds like a weather forecast – part warning and part advisory.
But the seven-day outlook calls for an increased chance of political engagement this week. Early voting in the set of five Memphis City Council runoff races continues this week at eight satellite locations as well as the Downtown site, 157 Poplar Ave.
The runoff elections in council districts 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 will determine the identity of a council that will have at least six, possibly seven new members. Super District council members Philip Spinosa and Martavius Jones, the two confirmed new faces on the council, were elected outright on Oct. 8.
14. The Week Ahead: Nov. 2, 2015
- Monday, November 02, 2015
How was your weekend, Memphis? Here's our first weekly rundown of local happenings you need to know about, from the Indie Memphis Film Festival to Mississippi elections...
If you love the outdoors and good weather, these are the days you’ve been missing. And few things are as “fall” as a fall festival, and the kickoff of Miss Cordelia’s Saturday Market series this weekend seems like one more thing worth adding to the list of things to do in Memphis. There’ll be a growler station, local food and beer sampling, pop-up retail and food specials.
15. Young Energy Could Boost Veteran Grizzlies
- Monday, October 05, 2015
Of the 15 Grizzlies players on guaranteed contracts, four are entering their second season in the NBA and one is a rookie.
While all of those players currently reside outside the team’s regular rotation, the four second-year players have a chance to carve out a niche for themselves; rookie forward Jarell Martin fractured his foot in a summer workout and his development figures to be delayed.
16. Grizzlies Bites: October 2-8
- Saturday, October 03, 2015
FedExForum Increases Security for Grizzlies Games: Walk-through magnetometers (metal detectors) have been installed at all entrances to FedExForum, and will be standard practice for entering fans starting with the Memphis Grizzlies’ first preseason game Tuesday, Oct. 6, vs. the Houston Rockets.
17. Times Are Good. Try To Enjoy it, Memphis.
- Friday, October 02, 2015
Someday, Vince Carter is going to be in basketball’s Hall of Fame. But recently, he was all about that college football.
Carter was at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium to see the University of Memphis win a wild shootout over Cincinnati in an ESPN Thursday night game. Last season, he went to Oxford and saw Ole Miss upset Alabama.
18. Preseason Analysis: Vols Will Defeat Oklahoma, Finish 8-4
- Saturday, August 08, 2015
Tennessee’s football team has something to prove as it concludes the first week of preseason practices and moves forward to the 2015 season.
The Vols must prove they belong in the national picture in Butch Jones’ third year as coach.
19. Dunavant-Owned Destin Resort On Track to Open Next Summer
- Monday, July 06, 2015
Work continues moving forward at a splashy new Destin resort owned by Memphis-based Dunavant Enterprises Inc.
20. Marc Gasol of Memphis Is Already Right at Home
- Thursday, July 02, 2015
He appreciates a fine wine, but at least symbolically does so with a dab of barbecue on his chin.
He attended Lausanne High School while his big brother was both amazing and frustrating Grizzlies fans. And now we hear from Zach Randolph, via Craig Brewer’s best film to date, “Marc Gasol of Memphis,” that he was listening to Three 6 Mafia all along.
21. Grizzlies’ Kosta Koufos a Free Agent and Target of Other Teams
- Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Far behind the headlines of All-NBA First Team center Marc Gasol’s impending free agency is this 7-foot, 265-pound fact: Backup Kosta Koufos is an unrestricted free agent this summer.
Koufos again proved solid in his secondary role behind the league’s best center, averaging 5.2 points and 5.3 rebounds this season, providing good defense around the rim, and being the consummate never-make-waves teammate.
22. With barrage of 3-pointers, Warriors close out Grizz in Game 6
- Saturday, May 16, 2015
Stephen Curry said the Golden State Warriors didn’t find themselves until the Memphis Grizzlies “hit us in the mouth two games in a row.”
23. The Joy of Tony Allen; Inflategate Worse Than Deflategate
- Friday, May 08, 2015
Wading in with a few quick takes …
If I had the money and the inclination to open up a bar on Beale Street, the name is set: One-Eyed Charlie.
Mike Conley’s masked-man performance in Game 2 as the Grizzlies defeated Golden State to even their Western Conference playoff series at 1-1 now stands atop the list of true grit-n-grind moments. And for the record, playing point guard with a broken face > than pitching with a bloody sock.
24. Program’s Success Makes Vanderbilt an Easier Sell
- Saturday, April 11, 2015
Tim Corbin has adjusted his recruiting philosophy – both the ‘who’ and the ‘how’ – over the course of his Vanderbilt tenure, and the success that the Commodores have enjoyed on his watch has allowed that to take place.
25. Grizzlies Find Themselves – At Least for 48 Glorious Minutes
- Friday, April 10, 2015
That happy butt-slap Zach Randolph gave himself galloping down the court in the midst of the most jubilant night at The Grindhouse in months?
He did not steal that from Marc Gasol.
“He got that from me,” Randolph said, his laugher filling the Grizzlies’ locker room after a 110-74 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans restored faith for the masses and perhaps to the players themselves.
26. Trustee Hosts Financial Literacy Events in April
- Friday, April 03, 2015
With April being Financial Literacy Month, Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir is set to host a series of events across the city including financial education workshops and movie screenings about predatory lending to increase awareness and education.
27. Make Some Noise? Grizzlies’ Goals Still Attainable
- Friday, April 03, 2015
Stylistically, it was a bit of short of spectacular. No one on the Grizzlies cracked 20 points, the opponent was bound for the NBA Draft Lottery, and the game was less about buzz and more about finally taking care of business on the home court.
28. Grizzlies’ Carter, Lee Confident Long-Range Shots Will Fall
- Wednesday, April 01, 2015
The Memphis Grizzlies take and make fewer 3-point shots than any team in the NBA not named the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Yet in the early days of this season, when seemingly everything the Grizzlies did went right, guard Courtney Lee was at the top of the league’s 3-point shooting list and point guard Mike Conley wasn’t far behind.
29. In-State Emphasis Paying Off for Vols Swim Program
- Saturday, March 28, 2015
You don’t need to search the Allan Jones Aquatic Center for a reminder of Tennessee’s glory years in men’s swimming under legendary coach Ray Bussard.
Hanging from the rafters are 10 SEC championship banners and the 1978 NCAA championship banner. Bussard coached eight SEC championship teams – the first in 1969 and seven consecutive from 1972-78 – and the NCAA title team.
30. Grizz Suffer ‘Beat Down’ as LBJ and Cavs Continue to Step Up
- Friday, March 27, 2015
The Cleveland Cavaliers were on a three-game winning streak. The Memphis Grizzlies were on a three-game winning streak. They were each the No. 2 seed in their respective conferences.
It set up to be a very competitive, perhaps even memorable, game. But the Cavaliers’ 111-89 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday, March 25, at FedExForum was, as Tony Allen, put it, “an old-fashioned beat down.”
31. Four Internal Benefits of Practicing Innovation
- Monday, March 09, 2015
Ultimately, innovation must be defined by the new value it creates for an organization.
Sure, there are many innovations that create nominal value by shaving costs at various points of the value chain. These incremental product or service adaptations are a positive by-product of having an innovation discipline. Sights need to be set higher to really change a category for the better and create a sustainable leadership position in the market.
32. ‘Magnificent’ Vineyard in Perrin’s Blood
- Saturday, March 07, 2015
The grapevines are still brown and bare as they wait for spring, but the work at Richland Vineyards doesn’t stop for winter.
Connie Perrin has been working these grapes with her late husband, Troy, for more than 20 years. The vineyards now belong to his children, who purchased the farm from the estate, but Connie remains involved and shares her years of grape growing to help them as they learn the business.
33. Dream Season
- Saturday, February 07, 2015
The Grizzlies had just defeated the rival Oklahoma City Thunder before a loud sellout crowd in The Grindhouse and Jerry “The King” Lawler had defended his Memphis championship wrestling belt, albeit with an assist from the Grizzlies’ crack game operations staff.
34. Size of Mayoral Field Shadows Race
- Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Nobody running for election on the Oct. 8 ballot can even pull a qualifying petition to get on the ballot until April, yet February is shaping up as the month when it is determined what kind of challenge and how many challengers incumbent Mayor A C Wharton Jr. will face.
35. Open In Memphis
- Monday, February 02, 2015
First-year Memphis Open tennis director Erin Mazurek no doubt could tell you more than you ever wanted to know about the Detroit Red Wings.
Mazurek spent five years working for the National Hockey League team as director of private events. So, she’s got a history there. She knows the value of winning and what the Stanley Cup means (last won by the Red Wings in 2008).
36. Memphis Season a Monument to Mediocrity
- Friday, January 23, 2015
Good news and bad news. Let’s start with the bad news. This University of Memphis basketball team is not good enough for things to get much better.
The good news? They’re not bad enough for things to get a lot worse.
37. ServiceMaster to Present Memphis Open
- Friday, January 16, 2015
Memphis-based ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. will be the presenting sponsor of the local Association of Tennis Professionals tour stop in February, it was announced Thursday afternoon at The Racquet Club of Memphis.
38. What We Can All Learn From Techies
- Friday, January 16, 2015
Sunday night, when most of us were relaxing and watching the Golden Globe Awards, I received a text from a friend. It said, “I spent some time today figuring out a new video software.” And, it had a link to a fun short video.
39. LGBT-Owned Businesses Get Diversity Boost
- Monday, January 05, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – As a Mexican-American woman who started her own consulting firm in Los Angeles, accountant Sonia Luna has taken advantage of programs aimed at helping minority- and women-owned businesses compete for government and corporate contracts. But increasingly, the fact that Luna also is a lesbian entrepreneur hasn't hurt either.
40. Immigrants Find Room to Grow in Nashville's Public Gardens
- Saturday, December 20, 2014
With the growing season wrapped up for winter and the temperature hovering at 45 degrees on a recent Sunday, the community garden off Wedgewood Avenue looked to be draped in a brown afghan with just a few patches of green peeking through.
41. SEC Title Game One Chapter in Great Season
- Tuesday, December 02, 2014
In this, the last of the season’s weekly college football notebooks, we take a quick spin around the SEC now that the regular season is finished.
SEC championship game: Sure, a lot of people picked Alabama to be in next Saturday’s game at the Georgia Dome. But be honest now, did you have their lone loss coming at Ole Miss? No, didn’t think so.
42. Dobbs the Latest in Line of Dual-Threat UT Quarterbacks
- Saturday, November 29, 2014
If the University of Tennessee’s football team gains bowl eligibility with a victory Saturday at Vanderbilt, it can look back to a quarterback change Oct. 25 against Alabama as a pivotal point in the season.
43. Walk in the Park
- Saturday, November 29, 2014
They hike the trails, ride their bikes on the Greenline, maybe even go horseback riding or play disc golf.
“We see that age group out here all day long,” said Coral O’Connor, program assistant at Shelby Farms Park.
44. Just When We Started to Feel Good About UT Football
- Saturday, November 22, 2014
KNOXVILLE – All seemed so right for the University of Tennessee’s football team for 36 hours or so after last Saturday’s 50-16 victory over Kentucky at Neyland Stadium.
UT (5-5, 2-4 SEC) won its second straight conference game and moved within one victory of gaining bowl eligibility for the first time since 2010.
45. Grizzlies Part of Crowded Western Conference Race
- Monday, October 27, 2014
Calling it the Wild West just doesn't do it justice anymore.
The NBA's Western Conference is brutal. It's loaded with talent. And the eight teams that make it through a gruelingly competitive regular season to reach the playoffs will only find slugging their way to the NBA Finals even more daunting.
46. Attendance Woes to Bring Changes at AutoZone Park
- Friday, August 29, 2014
As the Memphis Redbirds closed out their regular-season home schedule at AutoZone Park this past week, pitcher Tim Cooney set a franchise record with his 14th win and the Redbirds widened their lead over second-place Nashville in the Pacific Coast League American Southern Division.
47. Google's Pivotal IPO Launched a Decade of Big Bets
- Tuesday, August 19, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Google's IPO, a decade ago this week, launched the company on a trajectory that continues to reshape its business and much of the world in its orbit.
And CEO Larry Page is determined to push even further.
48. Over 50 – Should You ‘Catch Up’?
- Thursday, August 14, 2014
Ray’s Take: If you’re age 50 or older, you can make extra “catch-up” contributions to certain types of tax-favored retirement accounts.
Is this something you should take advantage of? On the surface, it seems like a positive for your retirement account. But take a long honest look at why you are going to make those catch-up contributions and check your plan to make sure you qualify. There is a lot of information out there regarding these types of contributions, and you need to separate the good from the not so good.
49. Feed the Imagination
- Friday, April 11, 2014
SHOPPING FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT. The courtyard you’re in was once stacked with wooden cases, the food trucks you see were once mule-drawn wagons waiting to load those cases, the locally-brewed beer you’re sipping the reincarnation of what filled them, the live music you hear covering the century-old echoes of the South’s once busiest brewery – the Tennessee Brewery.
50. Sherman Breath of Fresh Air for Sportswriters
- Friday, January 24, 2014
I have waited for San Antonio point guard Tony Parker to take a shower, dress, whip a winter scarf around his neck and then say something so boring that my tape recorder yawned.
51. Pondexter’s Injury Latest Setback for Grizzlies
- Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Quincy Pondexter met with the media before the Monday, Dec. 9, game against the Orlando Magic at FedExForum. In a hallway outside the Grizzlies’ locker room, using crutches to move in front of cameras and tape recorders. This is how it goes these days.
52. Council Shares Criticism of Mayor in Mall Debate
- Thursday, November 07, 2013
Memphis City Council members profoundly disagree with one another on how far the city should go to fund a renovation of Southbrook Mall in Whitehaven.
But both sides of the council discussion were of one mind Tuesday, Nov. 5, about their dissatisfaction with the qualified support the administration of Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. has gradually given to the project.
53. Power Companies Dangle Free Nights and Weekends
- Monday, August 19, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – Electric bills have long been take-it-or-leave-it affairs: Pay one rate for all the power you used the month before, no matter when you used it.
But some electric companies want to shake-up that rigid business model. They are increasingly offering plans that sound like come-ons from mobile phone companies: Free nights, free weekends and pre-paid plans.
54. There’s No Such Thing as Time Management
- Monday, August 05, 2013
Yes, I am being a bit nit-picky, but as the title states there is no such thing as time management. Time flows in a forward direction and does not respond to any human attempts to manage it. Therefore, time management strategies are, pardon the pun, a waste of time.
55. Medlock Takes Talents From Soccer Field to Courtroom
- Thursday, May 16, 2013
After graduating from Germantown High School, Steven Medlock left Memphis for the bluegrass of Western Kentucky University.
56. Grizzlies Trying to Create Season to Remember
- Friday, May 03, 2013
Disappointments past can set up unmitigated joy in the present. At its best, that’s how this whole sports fandom thing works.
You invest yourself emotionally (yes, perhaps financially, too) and if you hold the stock (your loyalty) long enough, there’s a nice payoff.
57. Zero Budget – What a Boon
- Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Entrepreneurs come alive when all odds are stacked against them. Think of the famous stories. Walt Disney and Frank Lloyd Wright going bankrupt several times until their visions pay off. Edison brokering the GE deal that meant the West would use the type of electricity the wizard of Menlo Park created. Steve Jobs kicked out of Apple, starting Next. The old saying holds true: the darkest hour is just before the dawn.
58. Maximizing Madison
- Thursday, February 21, 2013
The Downtown strip of Madison Avenue from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law to Fielder Square Apartments in its prime was the city’s financial hub.
It’s seen some successes in recent times – new businesses opening, building renovations and the removal of the makeshift wall at Main and Second streets that interrupted traffic for two years.
59. Photo Library Card Suit Back In Court Tuesday
- Tuesday, July 31, 2012
All sides in the federal court case over the city of Memphis’s photo library cards will be back in Nashville federal court ahead of schedule.
The hearing before U.S. District Court Judge Aleta Trauger that was scheduled for election day -- Thursday, Aug. 2. -- was reset for Tuesday afternoon in Nashville by Trauger when the city renewed its motion rejected by another federal judge in Nashville.
60. TVA Considering Fuel Made From Nuclear Weapons
- Thursday, July 26, 2012
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Valley Authority is preparing an environmental impact statement on the use of fuel made from surplus nuclear weapons to power its nuclear plants.
61. Committee to Disband as Board Considers Next Step
- Thursday, July 26, 2012
The countywide school board’s ad hoc committee to review the schools consolidation plan is about to disband without acting on the plan sent to the board by the schools consolidation planning commission.
62. Referrals Can Help Improve Close Ratios
- Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Sales is a tough job. Having the courage and drive to pick up that phone every day and face potential rejection requires a thick skin and level of dedication unmatched by most.
Consider that the average close ratio is about 10 percent for most salespeople. Those are tough odds.
63. Grizz Have Become NBA’s Chameleons
- Friday, March 30, 2012
Ideally, there is never any mystery about the name of your best player or the name of your second-best player: see Chicago Bulls and 1) Michael Jordan; 2) Scottie Pippen; and 3) Everybody Else.
64. Kings Top Grizzlies 119-110 for Third Straight Win
- Wednesday, March 21, 2012
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Sacramento Kings coach Keith Smart took off his blue jacket and tossed it to DeMarcus Cousins. The fouled-out forward played coach for the final minute, and everybody on the bench enjoyed a laugh.
65. Revealing Character
- Monday, March 05, 2012
Not long after the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature was awarded to “Undefeated” during the 84th annual Academy Awards, the film’s big-name executive producer excitedly sent out a flurry of tweets.
66. Quirky is as Quirky Does
- Thursday, February 09, 2012
In a recent “Under Analysis” column Mark Levison wrote that he finds lawyers “interesting, entertaining and quite often a bit quirky.” He then describes some of the quirky lawyers around him.
67. Grand Masters Arrive at Dixon
- Monday, January 09, 2012
For the New Year, the Dixon Gallery and Gardens chose an exhibition so grand it wouldn’t all fit through the doors.
No problem, said Dixon director Kevin Sharp. Museum officials just expanded the doors.
68. Rebranding: Creating Local Personality
- Wednesday, August 31, 2011
While the services of companies like Coca-Cola, Campbell’s Soup Co. and FedEx vary greatly, all three share a common thread that keeps its following coming back for more – a solid brand.
69. Brewing Loyalty
- Wednesday, June 08, 2011
Many consumers of craft beer may not be fully aware of the operation involved behind each glass.
Local craft breweries, like Memphis-based Ghost River Brewing Co., move beer out the door as fast as they can make it. That’s because small breweries have a set amount of alcohol they can brew, said company principal Chuck Skypeck.
70. MIM Theme Still on at Metal Museum
- Monday, June 06, 2011
Memphis in May 2011 is over, but the celebration continues at the Metal Museum where antique Belgian firearms and outrageous barbecue cookers offer a taste of culture and whimsy.
With “Antique Guns from the Liege Arms Museum” the Metal Museum displays its first all-gun exhibition.
71. Sea Bass Almost Didn’t Make McEwen’s Menu
- Friday, April 29, 2011
One in an occasional series on the signature dishes of local chefs.
The Pan Seared Chilean Sea Bass at McEwen’s on Monroe not only wasn’t foreseen as a signature dish, it wasn’t even supposed to be on the menu.
72. Memphis Aces
- Monday, February 14, 2011
The Racquet Club of Memphis is in full swing this week as it hosts the 2011 Regions Morgan Keegan Championships & Cellular South Cup through Feb. 20.
Big improvements to The Racquet Club, like new video boards for the fans and new locker rooms for players and trainers, are helping to elevate the tournament experience for everyone.
73. Dixon Exhibit Reveals Verve Behind Still Life
- Monday, November 08, 2010
Most Americans are introduced to still life artistry in junior high school art classrooms, the walls of which are usually lined with drawings of fruit bowls and flowers.
But a new exhibit already open at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens shows how dynamic doing nothing can be.
74. Tobey Transformation
- Friday, August 13, 2010
Nicole Heverly, a Midtowner, didn’t have a reason to visit Tobey Park until a couple months ago when it became the site of the city’s first dog park.
“I heard about it, but I would walk my dog and take him to Overton (Park),” said Heverly. “The first time here I was in love with it. Jay has other dogs to play with.”
75. Regulators OK Plan to Police Banks’ Pay Policies
- Tuesday, June 22, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal regulators on Monday adopted a plan to ensure that banks’ pay policies don’t encourage employees to take reckless gambles like those that contributed to the recent financial crisis.
76. Summer Movie Series Lights up Orpheum Stage
- Monday, June 21, 2010
The Broadway season is fading into the summer heat, but The Orpheum Theatre is just getting started on its annual Summer Movie Series offering air conditioning and audience participation in classic and “new classic” films.
77. Out of Bounds
- Monday, November 16, 2009
The August report from the NCAA calls him “student-athlete 1.” Everyone but the NCAA and the University of Memphis calls him Derrick Rose.
78. Racquet Club Undergoes Transformation
- Monday, October 26, 2009
When the world’s best tennis players step off the red carpet and into The Racquet Club of Memphis for the men’s Regions Morgan Keegan Championships and the women’s Cellular South Cup in February, they might not recognize the place.
79. MERI Names Roberts Human Resources Coordinator
- Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Nancy Roberts has joined the Medical Education & Research Institute (MERI) as human resources coordinator.
Roberts joins MERI after working as vice president of organization development for a large apartment real estate investment trust. In addition, Roberts has more than 15 years of HR experience, including serving in the human resources capacity for a large retail operation and a large marketing firm.
80. Carpenter Leaves Ad Agency He Helped Found
- Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Doug Carpenter has sold his interest in the advertising firm carpenter | sullivan | sossaman to fellow managing principal Brian Sullivan for an undisclosed amount, the longtime friends and business partners told The Daily News on Tuesday.
81. Couple Puts Romance in Southern Comfort Food
- Monday, June 22, 2009
A Jill Scott song could have inspired the menu and atmosphere inside The Upper Crust.
Smooth jazz, golden colors and soulful cuisine make it the kind of place where comfort food is served with style. Husband and wife Arthur and Tina Seay said they are big fans of the songstress who wails out her love for her man by telling him what she’ll cook. The Seays just opened the restaurant at 326 S. Cleveland St. All the items on its lunch and dinner menus are less than $10.
82. Millington’s Playhouse 51 Prepares for Season Finale
- Monday, June 08, 2009
Theater isn’t the exclusive territory of Midtown, say members of Playhouse 51, the only community theater group in Millington. However, as the group prepares for its season finale, the participants are concerned about much more than memorizing lines.
83. Obama Caps Executive Pay Tied to Bailout Money
- Thursday, February 05, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama on Wednesday imposed $500,000 caps on senior executive pay for the most distressed financial institutions receiving federal bailout money, saying Americans are upset with “executives being rewarded for failure.”
84. Racquet Club’s New Owners Prepare For Tournaments
- Thursday, January 29, 2009
Doug Carpenter and Brian Sullivan got their start with the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships years ago as ball boys who scrambled across the court during matches to help the world’s best tennis players.
85. AP Study Finds $1.6B Went to Bailed-Out Bank Execs
- Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Banks that have their hands out in Washington this year were handing out multimillion-dollar rewards to their executives last year.
The 116 banks that so far have received taxpayer dollars to boost them through the economic crisis gave their top tier of executives nearly $1.6 billion in salaries, bonuses and other benefits in 2007, an Associated Press analysis found.
86. Local Ownership Group Buys Tennis Club for $4.4M
- Friday, September 05, 2008
Tennis Club of Memphis LLC, a partnership led by Doug Carpenter and Brian Sullivan of the carpenter | sullivan | sossaman advertising firm, has bought The Racquet Club at Memphis at 5111 Sanderlin Ave. in East Memphis for $4.4 million. The amount was almost a quarter less than the Shelby County Assessor of Property’s 2008 appraisal of $5.7 million.
87. Bad Mortgage Timing Leads Wachovia to Post Loss, Cut Dividend, Seek $7 Billion in New Capital
- Tuesday, April 15, 2008
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Wachovia Corp. is getting a lesson in "timing is everything."
The nation's fourth-largest bank reported a $393 million first-quarter loss and has been forced to cut its dividend and seek a $7 billion cash injection to make up for a poorly timed expansion of its mortgage business.
88. Federal Reserve Slashes Interest Rate by a Half-Point; Market Soars
- Wednesday, September 19, 2007
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a bold strike, the Federal Reserve slashed a key interest rate by a half point on Tuesday - the first cut in over four years - and left the door open to further relief to prevent a painful housing slump and jarring credit crunch from driving the country into recession.
89. Barclays Capital Denies It's Heavily Exposed to Mortgage-Backed Fund
- Thursday, August 30, 2007
LONDON (Dow Jones/AP) - Barclays Capital, the investment banking arm of Barclays PLC, has denied it has heavy exposure to four structured investment vehicles it arranged for clients over the past 20 months, and said that it hasn't provided any funding to Sachsen Funding I, a vehicle the bank put together for a unit of Germany's Sachsen LB.
90. Wachovia Says its Golden West Unit Doing OK Even as Mortgage Industry Woes Intensify
- Friday, August 24, 2007
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Wall Street is still not convinced that Wachovia Corp.'s $24 billion purchase last year of one of the country's largest mortgage lenders was a smart bet. But bank executives say the doubters are wrong and insist the takeover is working out just fine.
91. Get Ready For Calvary & the Arts
- Thursday, September 14, 2006
Part-time singer and entertainer Teresa Pate is over the rainbow for Judy Garland. And she intends to put that adulation on display at an intimate concert in November, part of a series that's long been a Downtown Memphis tradition.
92. Major Hollywood Studio Eyes Memphis
- Thursday, August 24, 2006
After producers from Twentieth Century Fox chose the Memphis area as the location for 2005's Academy Award- and Golden Globe-winning movie "Walk the Line," they pointedly told a state official, "Enjoy it - it's the last film we're doing in Tennessee without a strong package of incentives."
93. Developers Discover Art of Catching Flies with Honey
- Monday, March 06, 2006
Gene Gibson isn't what most people think of when they picture a wheeling-and-dealing real estate developer.
He's the president of Jameson & Gibson Construction Co. Inc. and an affable, soft-spoken businessman.
94. Archived Article: Gov
- Friday, June 17, 2005
Report Spells Progress for Shelby Farms Plan
The Daily News
In the ancient world, as history tells it, all roads led to Rome. In Memphis, long-range road plans call for more than 30 new lanes of traffic all leadin...
95. Archived Article: Filmmakers (lead)
- Thursday, September 16, 2004
By Andy Meek
Citys Budding Film Industry Gets Boost
Studio commitment marks new step for Memphis
The Daily News
Its no secret Memphis is becoming a movie industry magnet.
And thanks to a trio of veteran filmmakers, a Memp...
96. Archived Article: Comm Briefs
- Friday, March 09, 2001
During March, Overton Square will host a Sunday Brunch promotion to benefit the Church Health Center During March, Overton Square will host a Sunday Brunch promotion to benefit the Church Health Center. From noon to 3 p.m. each Sunday, customers can...
97. Archived Article: Focus (dogs)
- Friday, February 16, 2001
Its a Dogs Life Dogs lives improve with a little help from friends By MARY DANDO The Daily News Some small businesses in the Memphis area are going to the dogs, but for good reason. Wagging Tails, 6685 Poplar Ave., a specialty store selling gifts an...
98. Archived Article: Ccrfc
- Wednesday, September 13, 2000
CCRFC changes policy CCRFC changes policy to address county needs By Sue Pease The Daily News In an effort to fashion policies to match belt-tightening measures imposed by the county, Center City Revenue Finance Corp. members approved changes Tuesda...
99. Archived Article: Standout St
- Friday, June 09, 2000
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Volunteering spices up life By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News Bettye May knows barbecue. Thats because she volunteers as a Memphis in May barbecue judge. Becoming a barbecue judge involved a daylong training session during which...
100. Archived Article: Cypress (lead)
- Thursday, May 04, 2000
By Stacey Wiedower Retirement units set for East Memphis By Stacey Wiedower The Daily News Construction is about to start on a 180,000-square-foot independent living facility at the southeast corner of Park Avenue and Cherry Road in East Memphis. Th...