Editorial Results (free)
1. Nike's Kaepernick Campaign Signals Change in Shoe Politics
- Monday, September 10, 2018
A pair of shoes are set aflame with a cigarette lighter, captured on video and shared widely online to protest a political statement made by the manufacturer.
The New Balance shoes were burned by their owners two years ago after a spokeswoman indicated the company's support for President Donald Trump's trade policies.
2. Last Word: Selling Local Soccer, Football's Arrival and Luttrell's Vetoes
- Tuesday, September 4, 2018
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.
3. EDGE Sets Date to Vote on Graceland Expansion Plans
- Monday, April 2, 2018
The Economic Development Growth Engine board has set a date to vote on Elvis Presley Enterprises’ Graceland expansion plans.
At the specially called meeting, which will be held Thursday, April 5, at 3 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Hotel on Shady Grove Road, the EDGE board will review both of Graceland’s requests for tax incentives – the approximately 80,000-square-foot exhibition and convention space and the roughly 6,200-seat performance venue.
4. City Working to Settle EPE/Grizzlies Dispute as Litigation Mounts
- Tuesday, March 27, 2018
As the litigation piles up in a dispute between two of the most recognizable brands in Memphis, city officials say they are still hopeful a deal can be worked out between Elvis Presley Enterprises and the Memphis Grizzlies.
5. Last Word: Centennial, Hackett Retires -- Sort Of and Baseball Dreams
- Monday, May 22, 2017
Monday marks 100 years since a mob took Ell Persons off a train and to the Macon Road Bridge across the Wolf River and burned him alive. It was the lynching that gave birth to the Memphis Branch NAACP one month later. The national NAACP field office investigator who came to Memphis at great personal peril to investigate Person’s death was none other than James Weldon Johnson, the man who also composed “Lift Every Voice and Sing.”
6. Last Word: Derailed, The View From Pyramid Harbor and New History
- Friday, April 14, 2017
“Do Not Occupy” notices posted Thursday afternoon on most but not all of the newly-opened Railgarten complex on Central Avenue east of Cooper in Midtown. Local code officers acted after questions about whether the owners of the complex had approval for intermodal containers being used as part of the structure. The restaurant part of the structure in what was once an ice house remains open. There was already a lot of grumbling from neighbors about the music volume and late hours as well as parking for the development
7. Last Word: Season's End, 100 N. Main Delays and Voting With Popsicle Sticks
- Thursday, April 13, 2017
The last Grizz game of the regular season is a loss to the Mavericks Wednesday evening at the Forum 100 – 93. Look for further word Thursday on Tony Allen's right leg injury. Here comes the “second season” starting with the Spurs. Inbetween is a trip down memory lane as the two-hour "30 for 30" documentary on John Calipari debuts Thursday on ESPN. There was a screening Monday in Kentucky that Calipari attended. The Lexington Herald-Leader has more.
8. Last Word: De-Annexation Theories, Clash on School Vouchers and Garth & Trisha
- Friday, February 3, 2017
Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland and his administration come up with some surprises in de-annexation recommendations to the city task force on the issue. The three most recently annexed areas of Memphis were considered likely to be in the recommendations. Although the indication last year was that this would take a lot of discussion before someone actually wrote that on a Power Point presentation at City Hall. Not only did Strickland do that – he also included four other areas.
9. Last Word: Behind Grit N Grind, Brooks at 100 and Massacre
- Monday, May 9, 2016
This is a 12-month-a-year basketball town. There’s the season, possibly a post season, which by NBA standards is a second season. (Yep, they are still playing.) And then there is the rest of the year when whatever has been about to boil over behind the façade of sports clichés finally begins to spill out into the open.
10. Memphis Attorney Speaks for Tunsil After Startling NFL Draft
- Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Although two quarterbacks – Jared Goff and Carson Wentz – were the first two players selected in last weeks’ NFL Draft, an Ole Miss offensive lineman and the 13th overall pick made most of the headlines.
11. Last Word: Memphis Gets Busy, Elections Future and Past and Dad Rock In C-Y
- Tuesday, April 26, 2016
While their folks are still getting settled over in the front office at The Commercial Appeal, Gannett announces Monday an $815 million offer to buy Tribune Publishing which would put The Los Angeles Times and The Chicago Tribune in the expanding USA Today family.
12. 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.
13. University of Memphis Knows Time to Shine Is Now
- Friday, August 21, 2015
First, there was a video because in 2015 there must always be a video.
Before University of Memphis Athletics director Tom Bowen and president M. David Rudd took their turns at the lectern to talk about the public phase of a $40 million capital campaign for athletic facilities, all heads turned toward a screen.
14. Sit Near the Field, Stay Aware, Skip the Hot Dogs
- Friday, June 12, 2015
During the Great Home Run Chase of 1998, when Mark McGwire was a Paul Bunyan-esque figure armed with a wooden club, Rene Lachemann worked the third base coaching box for the St. Louis Cardinals.
Well, except when McGwire came to bat. Then Lachemann was nowhere near that coaching box. He was standing about 30 yards down the left field line to try and avoid Big Mac’s swing path.
15. Wal-Mart's Website to Personalize Shopping
- Tuesday, August 5, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) – Wal-Mart, in its latest bid to compete with nemesis Amazon.com, is rebuilding its website to further personalize the online shopping experience of each customer.
16. Five Years in the Life
- Saturday, June 22, 2013
Delta Airlines and Northwest Airlines has just merged with more than 150 flights a day at Memphis International Airport shifting to the Delta brand. And Delta’s CEO, Richard Anderson, said Memphis would be an integral hub with more traffic.
17. Sullivan Branding Celebrates Year of Integration
- Wednesday, October 24, 2012
In Sullivan Branding’s new digs in the Toyota Center, matted images depicting what inspires each employee adorn the walls.
Principal and CEO Brian Sullivan’s contribution is a picture of Mount Everest. But he’s not actually inspired by the daunting mountain itself or the 2,000 people who have climbed it.
18. 360 Photos Gives Companies Edge With Panoramic Tours
- Monday, May 7, 2012
When people think of virtual tours, residential real estate typically comes to mind. Panoramic tours use a sequence of carefully assembled high-quality images stitched together, offering larger, clearer views, which makes the technology a valuable tool for real estate agents, who can offer potential buyers an in-depth look at property, regardless of their geographic location.
19. Waiting For The Tip
- Monday, October 31, 2011
Great seasons end.
Great cities endure.
That’s not just one of the Memphis Grizzlies’ new marketing slogans. Capitalizing on last season’s success and building an enduring franchise are aspirations for the organization as it copes with the reality of the NBA lockout and the ongoing dry spell of professional hometown hoops.
20. Travel Officials Optimistic About Summer Season
- Monday, May 30, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – The Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge has a new ride that park namesake Dolly Parton is "plain scared" to ride.
In Nashville, famed for records and rhinestones, the raucous downtown honkytonks are prepared to serve cold beer and hot songs.
21. ‘Ridiculously Cool’ Tiger Shirts Put Biz on Map
- Monday, November 15, 2010
Zombie tigers have been sighted on the streets of Memphis. Citizens should be on the lookout for snarling, eyeless tigers. These tigers should be considered nuts about Memphis and ready to rock.
The tigers can be found in a new design printed on black T-shirts. The shirts are the latest Memphis fashion craze and are the work of local design firm Memphis Inc.
22. Museum Shows Withers’ Legacy Intact
- Thursday, September 30, 2010
Work on a new Beale Street museum honoring the life and work of a world-renowned photographer is complete, with the opening planned for mid-October.
The Ernest Withers Collection Gallery and Museum will display Ernest C. Withers’ powerful photographs that celebrate the life and triumphs of Memphis blues. He secured the legacy of Beale Street with a camera lens in spite of an era that ignored African-American achievement.
23. Social Media Icons
- Monday, March 29, 2010
It’s been 46 years since Marshall McLuhan declared, “The medium is the message.”
In that time, the visionary media critic’s five-word analysis has been debated and interpreted in ways even he likely couldn’t imagine.
24. American Paper Optics Brings a Third Dimension To the Marketplace
- Monday, July 30, 2007
Two years from now, John Jerit estimates his company, American Paper Optics, will have sold about 1 billion 3-D glasses.
"We're probably reaching about 850 million glasses sold," Jerit said. "We've averaged about 50 million a year in 17
years. But this year, we'll probably sell over 200 million units of glasses or stuff that's used for glasses. I would say that we'll be able to say a billion served probably by the end of 2009."
25. Archived Article: Sports Biz (lead)
- Monday, May 10, 2004
Sports More Than a Game for Businesses
Sports marketing builds relationships, boosts bottom line
The Daily News
For Memphis-based First Tennessee, involvement in sports is about making a connection.
But its n...
26. Archived Article: Comm Briefs
- Friday, December 7, 2001
Associated Catholic Charities is collecting Gifts for Gods People to assist families with children and teenagers who do not
Associated Catholic Charities is collecting Gifts for Gods People to assist families with children and teen-agers who do n...
27. Archived Article: Tech Focus
- Wednesday, December 5, 2001
Tech gifts for the techie
Santas bag full of tech gifts for the techie
By SUE PEASE
The Daily News
Want the latest in technical wizardry this holiday season? Most gadget gearheads do, with visions of laptops, digital cameras and PDAs dan...
28. Archived Article: Tech Briefs
- Wednesday, December 9, 1998
Regional Medical Center at Memphis BellSouth is offering photo tours of 22 campuses and stadiums of Atlantic Coast Conference and Southeastern Conference universities on its Web site at www.bellsouth.com/sports. The 360-degree, multi-dimensional ima...