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1. Habitat ReStore Temporarily Closing for Refresh -

The Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis ReStore is closing to shoppers Wednesday, Nov. 22, through Jan. 12 to refresh the store and conduct volunteer and staff training.

The home improvement outlet, which is operated by and benefits Memphis Habitat, sells furni-ture, appliances, building materials, home decor and more.

2. Airport Issues First Business Diversity Development Report -

The Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority has released its first annual Business Diversity Development report. According to the report, disadvantaged, minority and women business en-terprises were awarded 27 percent of the $46 million spent in the areas of construction, profes-sional services, and goods and services contracts. Of the 27 percent spent with D/M/WBEs, 95 percent was awarded to local businesses.

3. EDGE Board Approves Master Plan Study for Port of Memphis -

The Memphis & Shelby County Port Commission and Economic Development Growth Engine board have awarded a $327,500 contract to the Pickering Firm to develop a comprehensive mas-ter plan for the Port of Memphis.

4. Study Examining Effectiveness of Dolly Parton Wildfire Fund -

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) – A study is examining the effectiveness of a fund established by famed country music artist Dolly Parton for victims impacted by deadly Tennessee wildfires last year.

5. Study: International Student Enrollment in Tennessee Grew -

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A study says international student enrollment in Tennessee grew by nearly 10 percent in 2016, but several colleges have reported a decline in the number of new international students.

6. Volkswagen Woos Suppliers Owned By Minorities and Women -

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – Volkswagen is seeking more suppliers owned by minorities or women for its lone U.S. assembly plant in Tennessee.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that the German automaker held a minority supplier trade show last week, attracting about 60 interested companies from as far away as Michigan.

7. Graceland Launches Guided Day Trips -

Graceland has launched a new service called Graceland Excursion, offering guided day trips to Elvis Presley’s birthplace in Tupelo, Mississippi, and around the Mississippi Delta region.

Guests ride on a luxury motorcoach to and from each destination. During the ride, tour guides and Graceland Archives staff celebrate the music that influenced Elvis and explore the genres that still inspire performers today.

8. 300 MLGW Payment Sites Out of Service Indefinitely -

More than 300 Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division payment kiosks and paying agents are out of service after TIO Networks, the company that operates the kiosks, temporarily suspended its bill-payment processing operations.

9. Orpheum, Arts Community Fighting Hunger -

The Orpheum Theatre Group is again joining forces with the Memphis arts community for the second annual Midsouth Arts Against Hunger food drive to benefit the Mid-South Food Bank.

10. Fired Coach Helped Rescue UT Program That Had Hit Bottom -

After the fact, Butch Jones’ shortcomings are there for all to see.

He could recruit talented players but he couldn’t develop them. His hiring of assistant coaches was haphazard. He choked in late-game situations. He blurted out half-baked comments at press conferences. His interpersonal relationships were strained. He talked tough but had a thin skin.

11. Last Word: 2018 Head Start, Tax Reform Bill Votes and Tigers Basketball in Decline -

Can you smell the paper? Friday is the first day that candidates in the 2018 elections can start picking up qualifying petitions for their place on the ballot – in this case the May county primary elections in Shelby County. Here is the scene setter.

12. Walmart Sees Strong Online Sales Lift Third-Quarter Results -

NEW YORK (AP) – A surging online business and strong food sales boosted Walmart's results Thursday ahead of the holiday season, a day after its rival Target offered a cautious forecast that overshadowed progress it has made in bringing more customers to its stores.

13. Airline Proposes 24 Round Trips Between Nashville and Tupelo -

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) – Contour Airlines is proposing 24 round trips between a Mississippi city and Tennessee's capital.

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Contour offered the flights between Tupelo and Nashville hoping to continue the trips when its new contract goes into effect March 1. The Tupelo Airport Authority voted last month to keep Contour as the provider.

14. Orpheum, Arts Community Fighting Hunger -

The Orpheum Theatre Group is again joining forces with the Memphis arts community for the second annual Midsouth Arts Against Hunger food drive to benefit the Mid-South Food Bank.

15. Events -

New Ballet Ensemble will perform “Nut ReMix” with special guest Charles “Lil Buck” Riley Friday through Sunday, Nov. 17-19, at the Cannon Center, 255 N. Main St. The show is a new take on Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” set on Beale Street, with music performed by the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and Big Band. Visit newballet.org for times and tickets.

16. Lewan Pines For His Desert Dirt-Biker Days -

Motocross’ loss is apparently the NFL and the Tennessee Titans’ gain.

As unlikely as it sounds, Titans left tackle Taylor Lewan’s football career almost didn’t take off, because of his love for another endeavor – dirt bike riding.

17. Memphis Basketball: A Program in Decline -

They’ve only played two games. The early signing period for the class of 2018 has just passed. And yet it feels like the University of Memphis basketball program’s ceiling for this season and the foreseeable future is dropping.

18. Playing It Safe -

Ray’s Take: With the rise in major hacking instances, it’s more important than ever to be safe, savvy and vigilant when it comes to online accounts. Not only were there major hacks to some of the big-box stores like Target and Home Depot, but they also happened at sites that are perceived to be much more secure. Like Experian – and the federal government. Remember the hack into the personnel database?

19. Time for What’s Next -

A NEW LOOK AT OLD VIEWS. Just as we’re getting somewhere on Brady’s Parking Lot vs. Overton Park, Brooks decides to chase something bigger, shinier and newer on the bluff and the Memphis College of Art throws down their brushes.

20. Empathy Drives Growth of Andrews’ Senior-Care Business -

“My friends and I still talk about my grandmother,” Rico Andrews shares one afternoon in his office at Always Best Care Senior Services. “We’d all go over to her house after school and hang out – 17-, 18-year-old dudes hanging out with someone’s grandma.”

21. Last Word: Graceland vs Errrrybody, Hard Choices for Buses and Lakeland Residential -

Pacers over the Grizz at the Forum Wednesday evening 116-113 at the foggy end of a news day that was mostly about the Grizz and Graceland. You might call it a battle of the front offices. Shelby County Chancellor Jim Kyle has the hot hand in the courthouse this week. A day after deciding – for the most part – the dispute between Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell and county commissioners over opioid litigation and the county charter, Kyle drew the lawsuit Graceland filed in Chancery Court Wednesday challenging the FedExForum non-compete clause.

22. Graceland Launches Guided Day Trips -

Graceland has launched a new service called Graceland Excursion, offering guided day trips to Elvis Presley’s birthplace in Tupelo, Mississippi, and around the Mississippi Delta region.

Guests ride on a luxury motorcoach to and from each destination. During the ride, tour guides and Graceland Archives staff celebrate the music that influenced Elvis and explore the genres that still inspire performers today.

23. 300 MLGW Payment Sites Out of Service Indefinitely -

More than 300 Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division payment kiosks and paying agents are out of service after TIO Networks, the company that operates the kiosks, temporarily suspended its bill-payment processing operations.

24. 'Obamacare' Sign-Ups 45 Percent Ahead of Last Year's Pace -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Sign-ups for Affordable Care Act health plans are running more than 45 percent ahead of last year's pace, according to government data released Wednesday.

The numbers from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services come as Republican senators are pushing to pay for tax cuts by repealing the "Obamacare" requirement to carry coverage.

25. Judge Allows Arkansas Grocery Stores to Expand Wine Options -

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – A federal judge has given approval to the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Board to start issuing wine permits for grocery stores.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that grocery and convenience stores that were limited to selling only small-batch farm wines will now be able to expand their selections to include all wine varieties as early as Thursday. Only liquor stores had been authorized to sell all wine varieties in the state.

26. Man Files Lawsuit Challenging Tennessee Counseling Law -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A gay rights activist has filed a federal lawsuit challenging a Tennessee law that allows therapists to refuse clients based on personal beliefs.

The Tennessean reports the lawsuit was filed against Gov. Bill Haslam this week arguing the law violates the U.S. Constitution. Plaintiff Bleu Copas had also filed a similar lawsuit last year in an Anderson County court.

27. Former Pilot Exec: Jimmy Haslam 'Loved' Trucking Rip-Off Scheme -

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – A former truck stop company executive boasted in a secretly recorded conversation that Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam "loved it" when the sales team ripped off customers.

28. Events -

Rhythmic Circus presents a new holiday experience, “Red and Green,” Thursday, Nov. 16, at 6:30 p.m. at the Orpheum Theatre, 203 S. Main St. “Red and Green” is packed with memorable, genre-hopping holiday melodies to set the festive mood of the season. Tickets are $15, or $20 for VIP. Visit orpheum-memphis.com.

29. Keeping Children Safe On Travels -

I’m not an alarmist but I’m also a realist. Traveling with children isn’t always easy, and focusing on keeping them safe is a big priority. It’s really not hard, especially if you follow some of these ways to keep children safe while traveling.

30. Despite Massive Turnover, GOP Owns Legislature -

2018 will be a year of change for the Tennessee General Assembly, and 2019 will bring even more, especially in leadership – much depending on the popularity of President Donald Trump.

Not only is the Legislature moving to the Cordell Hull Building, vacating the Legislative Plaza after 45 years or so, a number of legislative faces are changing, too, even before next year’s election.

31. Last Word: The Year of Tyreke Evans, Opioid Ruling and Installing a Jumper -

The Tigers basketball home opener is a come from behind win Tuesday at the Forum over Little Rock 70-62. Still not enough to determine where this new team in so many ways is bound. But that won’t stop the early speculation … or the later speculation starting with the New Orleans game at the Forum in another week. The Grizz take their turn Wednesday with the Pacers kicking off a Grizz home stand followed by the Rockets Saturday for the third time in this young season, Trail Blazers Monday and Mavericks Wednesday. But let’s not get too far ahead here.

32. Fired Testing Company Seeks $25.3M for Work on TNReady’s Bumpy Rollout -

Tennessee officials won’t talk about the state’s ongoing dispute with the testing company it fired last year, but the company’s president is.

Henry Scherich says Tennessee owes Measurement Inc. $25.3 million for services associated with TNReady, the state’s new standardized test for its public schools. That’s nearly a quarter of the company’s five-year, $108 million contract with the state, which Tennessee officials canceled after technical problems roiled the test’s 2016 rollout.

33. Tennessee State Rep. Joanne Favors to Retire After 7 Terms -

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – Democratic state Rep. JoAnne Favors of Chattanooga says she won't seek re-election to the Tennessee General Assembly next year.

Favors is a retired nurse and former health facilities administrator who has served in the state House since 2005. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that Favors had mounted a successful Democratic primary campaign against then-Rep. Brenda Turner to win the seat.

34. Events -

Latino Memphis will host “The Future of DACA, an Analysis and Panel Discussion About the DREAM Act” Wednesday, Nov. 15, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Halloran Centre, 225 S. Main St. Jeanne Batalova, senior policy analyst at the Migration Policy Institute, will discuss different versions of the DREAM Act and the impact it could have if approved. There also will be a panel discussion and Q&A with local leaders, immigration advocates and a local DREAMer. Cost is free. RSVP at eventbrite.com.

35. Capturing Consumer Attention -

How much time do people spend with your marketing materials? For years we’ve been telling you to make your marketing content shorter. After all, the human attention span is eight seconds. That’s one second shorter than your average goldfish.

36. Don’t Overlook Company Reviews -

Being happy at work is an essential part of career fulfillment. Sometimes, it seems we spend more time researching where to eat the best hamburger than where to work. Much like skipping restaurant reviews, failing to research a company can come back to burn you later. The good news is you no longer have to know someone personally to get the scoop on a company.

37. Last Word: No County Pay Raises, Landers' Red Ink and Diversity at First Tn -

Grizz lose to the Bucks in Milwaukee Monday 110-103. They return to Beale Street Wednesday to play the Pacers. Beyond that, the football Tigers are home Saturday for the next to last game of their regular season that could clinch their athletic conference.

38. Oxford Mayor Planning Leadership Program for Girls -

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) – Just a few months after taking office, the new mayor of Oxford is working on a priority that pre-dates her election: launching a leadership program for fifth-grade girls.

39. Arkansas High Schools to Teach Financial Literacy -

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) – Arkansas students won't be able to graduate from high school without some understanding of financial planning, taxes and household budgeting.

A new law approved by lawmakers this year mandates that students receive instruction on a range of standards related to financial literacy, the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported . The law, dubbed the Personal Finance and Job Readiness Act, will take effect with the class of 2021.

40. UT-Chattanooga Gets $1M Donation for Veterans Program -

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga has received a donation of more than $1 million to support an entrepreneurship program for veterans at the school.

According to the Chattanooga Times-Free Press, the university last week announced the donation on behalf of Mike and Amy Walden of Walden Security.

41. Events -

Latino Memphis will host “The Future of DACA, an Analysis and Panel Discussion About the DREAM Act” Wednesday, Nov. 15, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Halloran Centre, 225 S. Main St. Jeanne Batalova, senior policy analyst at the Migration Policy Institute, will discuss different versions of the DREAM Act and the impact it could have if approved. There also will be a panel discussion and Q&A with local leaders, immigration advocates and a local DREAMer. Cost is free. RSVP at eventbrite.com.

42. How Betting On the 76ers Paid Off -

A talk by Rhyan Truett, director of Innovation Lab operations, Philadelphia 76ers. Rhyan Truett is the director of operations at the Sixers Innovation Lab crafted by Kimball. The Sixers Innovation Lab supports rapidly growing, early-stage companies in the consumer product space and provides speed and flexibility; individualized, industry-leading consulting; and investment opportunities to startups with potential.
Alongside managing director Seth Berger, Rhyan manages the day-to-day operations of the Innovation Lab, currently supporting four companies in the esports, digital media, pet care and daily fantasy sports industries.

43. What Business Are We In? -

Frequent readers of this column know we are always asking questions. What you may not know is that our team members are busy asking us questions, challenging us to “think outside the box.”

44. Landers Loss Factored Into Coliseum Not Being in Plan -

The probability of a repurposed Mid-South Coliseum running an operating deficit as part of a youth sports tournament complex at the Fairgrounds was what prompted Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland and his administration to put a renovation of the arena on hold for now.

45. Butch Jones Out as Tennessee's Football Coach -

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee began the season in the Top 25 and is ending it with a coaching change.

The Volunteers fired Butch Jones on Saturday as they enter their final two regular-season games searching for their first Southeastern Conference victory, a stunning fall for a team that had won bowl games each of the last three seasons.

46. Last Word: Bougie Strippers, Tigers Basketball First Looks and County Pay Raises -

The topics get your attention: “Mental Illness in Tech” – a “Guide to Being a Bougie Stripper” – “Why I Quit TV News” – “Dyslexic and Proud.” These are just a few of the dozen talks -- strictly timed at five minutes each -- scheduled for Thursday’s Ignite Memphis event at Ballet Memphis in Overton Square. This is built loosely on the principle of a Ted talk although we also have a local version of TEDx coming up in January.

47. The Week Ahead: Nov. 13-19 -

Good morning, Memphis. Just like the fall season, basketball is showing its full colors this week as the Grizzlies, Tigers and Hustle will all be playing home games. But there is plenty more to take in, including the culmination of Royal Studios’ 60-year celebration. Enjoy!

48. RISE Foundation Gala Raises $125,000 -

The RISE Foundation's annual gala, "An Evening of Change," raised $125,000 to support the nonprofit in its mission of transforming the lives of low-income Memphians through financial literacy education.

49. Junior Achievement Teachers, Supporters, Volunteers Honored -

Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South held its annual meeting at its Kemmons Wilson Entrepreneurial Training Center, where it recognized local teachers, volunteers and supporters for their participation and partnership in the nonprofit's educational programs.

50. Ignite Memphis Coming to New Ballet Memphis Digs -

If it was possible to create a mixtape of Memphis creativity, it might look like an event set to take place this week at Ballet Memphis.

The 11th edition of Ignite Memphis moves to Ballet Memphis’ new Overton Square space on Thursday, Nov. 16, bringing its signature slideshow-based presentation format to the ballet company’s Midtown digs. Organizers look for spaces like this – big enough to hold a crowd of around 300, and buzzy enough that people want to go there, be there and absorb what Ignite has to offer.

51. Commission Takes Final Votes on Pay Raises, Resolution Backing SCS -

All 13 Shelby County commissioners are now defendants in a lawsuit filed late last week by Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell after the commission met in special session and voted to ratify a decision by chairwoman Heidi Shafer to hire counsel for possible litigation over the opioid epidemic.

52. Events -

Burch, Porter & Johnson will host the “Ripped From the Headlines” employment law seminar with two opportunities to attend: Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at BPJ’s offices, 130 N. Court Ave., or Thursday, Nov. 16, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at The Grove Grill, 4550 Poplar Ave. BPJ attorneys will go over cases including contractor issues, recent situations involving high-profile executives, public vs. private employers and more. Cost is free. RSVP for either session to kberry@bpjlaw.com or 901-524-5106 by Monday, Nov. 13.

53. Tigers Easily Tamed by No. 25 Alabama in Opener -

They weren’t very good from the free-throw line (22 of 36 for 61.1 percent) and they were abysmal from 3-point range (2 of 17 for 11.8 percent). None of the players, with the exception of guard Kareem Brewton (13 points), could consistently create his own shot and they collectively finished with seven assists and 17 turnovers.

54. Supreme Court Takes a Technological Step Forward -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Surely but slowly, the Supreme Court is entering the 21st century. The court is making new legal filings available online starting Monday, years behind the rest of the federal court system.

55. US Air Force Official: Missile Targeting Saudis Was Iranian -

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran manufactured the ballistic missile fired by Yemen's Shiite rebels toward the Saudi capital and remnants of it bore "Iranian markings," the top U.S. Air Force official in the Mideast said Friday, backing the kingdom's earlier allegations.

56. Explore Bike Share Seeking Operations Manager -

Explore Bike Share is in the hunt for an operations manager to help roll out and oversee the 600-bicycle, 60-station bike-sharing system as it prepares for its grand opening next spring.

Once hired, Explore Bike Share’s new operations manager will be in charge of guiding and im-plementing the daily functions of the operations team by “creating efficient processes, tracking and reporting on activities, and coordinating work schedules and tasks to ensure timely solu-tions.”

57. Memphis Hustle Tops SLC In First Franchise Win -

The Memphis Hustle, G League affiliate of the Memphis Grizzlies, overcame a slow start to earn the first win in franchise history, 102-99, Sunday, Nov. 5, against the Salt Lake City Stars at the Landers Center. The Hustle lost the season-opening game the previous night.

58. Hungry Turkey 5K To Benefit Food Bank -

The Hungry Turkey 5K to benefit the Memphis Food Bank will be held on Thursday, Nov. 23 – Thanksgiving Day – beginning at 9 a.m. at Shelby Farms Park. A Kids Dash begins at 8:45 a.m. prior to the run.

59. State Supreme Court Could Change Bar Exam -

The Tennessee Supreme Court is considering a change that would adopt the Uniform Bar Examination, a nationwide test used in 28 other states that allows for transfer of scores between states.

The court has been petitioned to adopt the change by the Tennessee Board of Law Examiners (TBLE).

60. Last Word: Mega-Site, New Chandler Real Estate Numbers and Grizz Second Unit -

When the state’s new commissioner of Economic and Community Development met several months ago with local leaders in Arlington, Bob Rolfe said Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam had made it clear that Rolfe’s primary task between then and when Haslam leaves office at the end of 2018 is to find a tenant for the west Tennessee megasite in Haywood County. Toyota-Mazda executives told the state this week that their $1.6 billion electric car plant to be built in the U.S. and create 4,000 jobs will not be considering the megasite and another un-named prospect has also walked away, according to the state.

61. Non-Bank Lenders See Business Rise Among Shelby County Homebuyers -

One byproduct of the steady upward climb in volume generated by Shelby County’s mortgage market over the past year or two is that banks – traditional brick-and-mortar institutions, that is – haven’t been the only beneficiary of the consumer demand behind that trend.

62. State Supreme Court Considers Change to Bar Exam -

The Tennessee Supreme Court is considering a change that would adopt the Uniform Bar Examination, a nationwide test used in 28 other states that allows for transfer of scores between states.

The court has been petitioned to adopt the change by the Tennessee Board of Law Examiners.

63. Medical Planning for Two -

Ray’s Take: Planning how you’ll handle health expenses is one of the crucial jobs for any couple when planning for retirement. While many elements of health insurance are based on the individual, it’s important to evaluate these expenses as a couple because what happens to one person inevitably affects the couple as a whole. From a financial point of view and also from a caregiver point of view.

64. Thanks for the Light -

THANK YOU, OLD FRIEND. Thanksgiving is coming up so I’d like to give some to an old friend. Like many old friends, this one has been there my whole life and has meant more to me than I’ve said. More talented is this old friend, but sharing of that talent, and inspirational in the sharing, and patient in the teaching of those less talented.

65. Arts Are Creative, Economic Fuel for Memphis -

On a recent arrival at the Memphis International Airport, I marveled that my watch hadn’t even been set to Central Time before I heard buzz of the RiverArtsFest, and acquired a hot tip to visit Wild Bill’s for a “real blues club” experience. I’d just arrived and already the arts in Memphis were calling to me.

66. Byard Adding ‘Smart’ to Instinctual Game -

With five interceptions in two games, it’s tough not to notice what a second-year safety is doing for the Tennessee Titans.

But as flashy as the results have been for Kevin Byard, perhaps the reason why the former Middle Tennessee star is finding success can be found in another play – one in which the Titans defense was in total disarray.

67. Bench Power -

Through games of Nov. 7, the Memphis Grizzlies were 7-4. You probably knew that. You recall the thrill of taking down the reigning NBA champion Golden State Warriors at FedExForum and beating the much-hyped Houston Rockets twice – on the road and at home.

68. Walmart to Offer Black Friday Deals Early on Its Website -

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Walmart hopes to tempt shoppers with online deals before Black Friday.

It's beginning some online deals Thursday and plans to offer most of its Black Friday deals online starting at 12:01 a.m. ET on Thanksgiving. Stores will be open all day on Thanksgiving with the deals available there at 6 p.m. local time Walmart is adding a color-coded map of store departments on its circulars in hopes of making it easier for customers to find items.

69. Tobi Merschat Sources Sustainable Corporate Culture -

It started with pecan pie. Actually, it started a few steps pre-pie. Growing up in Columbia, South Carolina, the yard of Tobi Merschat’s family home was thick with pecan trees, and in the fall, the whole family would gather pecans, shell them and then bake their shared labor into pie. From hard work emerged delicious reward – a model of sustainability.

70. Mortgage Market Up 10 Percent in October -

With the first month of the final quarter of 2017 now in the books, this is supposed to be the period when business gets a little slower for mortgage lenders, with the colder weather setting in and consumer focus turning to the holidays.

71. Buyers Keep Coming -

October was another solid month for the local housing industry. The average home sales price rose to $168,272, a 13 percent increase from October a year ago, according to real estate information company Chandler Reports, chandlerreports.com.

72. Events -

The Whitehaven Partnership will meet Friday, Nov. 10, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Whitehaven branch library, 4120 Millbranch Road. The organization seeks to clean up Whitehaven and address community concerns. Open to the public. RSVP to Calvin Burton at cburton615@hotmail.com or 901-345-3695.

73. Last Word: Rape Kits Deposition, Pre-K Kickoff and Parkside Gets Company -

A retired Memphis Police Lieutenant was deposed Wednesday in East Memphis as part of the ongoing civil lawsuit in Circuit Court over the city’s 12,000 untested rape kits. Cody Wilkerson had been a detective in the police sex crimes unit and said Wednesday in the deposition that police brass, including Col. Marcus Worthy – his supervisor in sex crimes – oversaw cases in which rape kits were routinely shelved and forgotten about.

74. FBI Again Finds Itself Unable to Unlock a Gunman's Cellphone -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Texas church massacre is providing a familiar frustration for law enforcement: FBI agents are unable to unlock the gunman's encrypted cellphone to learn what evidence it might hold.

75. Sears Posts Decline in Q3 Revenue Due to Store Closures -

NEW YORK (AP) – Sears says it has a deal with the federal pension insurance agency to release 140 properties from certain restrictions in exchange for $407 million in pension contributions, some relief for once-storied department store chain.

76. Events -

The St. George’s Independent School Art Show takes place Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 9-11, at its Collierville campus, 1880 Wolf River Blvd. More than 50 local and regional artists will display and sell sculptures, paintings, mixed-media pieces and more. Visit sgisartshow.org for hours and tickets.

77. FTC Frowns on Misleading ‘Made in USA’ Claims -

The FTC gets unhappy when a company says its products are “Made in USA” but don’t meet the standards for making such claims. It settled charges this year with companies in a variety of industries whose unqualified claims that their products were “Made in USA” or “Built in USA” weren’t true.

78. Shake Off The Dirt & Try Again -

Author Mary Anne Radmacher is quoted as saying, “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is that little voice at the end of the day that says, ‘I’ll try again tomorrow.’” That kind of courage is not always visible, but it is every bit as noble. That kind of courage honors your commitment to yourself to keep evolving into that best version.

79. Grab a Gun, Go See Your State Representative -

When legislative leaders started to allow guns in the Legislative Plaza nearly two years ago, the Sierra Club’s Scott Banbury had his daughter take pictures of him wearing his holstered Ruger and lobbyist ID card to put on lawmakers’ desks with the question: “Is this what you want?”

80. Momentum Nonprofit Partners Unveils Major Brand Overhaul -

With a theme of “Everything Changes,” Momentum Nonprofit Partners unveiled numerous changes at a meeting Tuesday, Nov. 7, at Minglewood Hall. The first, most obvious change: the name itself.

81. Web Market Delivers Fresh From The Farm -

An online farmers market service launched in September by an Arkansas judge and his wife has expanded with the addition of a Thanksgiving-themed meal kit product.

Adam and Tasha Weeks are the owners of Powhatan Farms in Powhatan, Arkansas, and the couple behind the business SingBean.com. That’s their service that lets customers log on from Saturday until Monday night and fill up their online cart with items from a group of farms the service works with.

82. Last Word: Lawyering Up, No More Beale Street Cover and Pastner Probe -

Committee day for the Shelby County Commission on Wednesday has now come to include a special meeting to vote on something. And that something amounts to doubling down on the move by commission chairwoman Heidi Shafer to lawyer up on the issue of opioid abuse and the role big pharma has played in the problem. The special meeting comes two days after Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell sued Shafer in Chancery Court claiming she violated the county charter by unilaterally making that decision last week.

83. Momentum Nonprofit Partners Announces Big Changes -

With a theme of “Everything Changes,” Momentum Nonprofit Partners unveiled numerous changes at its Announcement Celebration on Tuesday, Nov. 7, at Minglewood Hall. The first, most obvious change: the name itself.

84. Momentum Nonprofit Partners Announces Big Changes -

With a theme of “Everything Changes,” Momentum Nonprofit Partners unveiled numerous changes at its Announcement Celebration on Tuesday, Nov. 7, at Minglewood Hall. The first, most obvious change: the name itself.

85. Hungry Turkey 5K to Benefit Memphis Food Bank -

The Hungry Turkey 5K to benefit the Memphis Food Bank will be held on Thursday, Nov. 23 – Thanksgiving Day – beginning at 9 a.m. at Shelby Farms Park. A Kids Dash begins at 8:45 a.m. prior to the run.

86. The Latest: 2nd Dogfighting Operation Found in Mississippi -

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on dogfighting operations in Mississippi (all times local):

11:55 a.m.

Authorities in southwestern Mississippi say they found a dogfighting operation with about three dozen pit bulls, some that were chained to trees and some that were mutilated.

87. Poll Shows Strong Support for Death Penalty in Arkansas -

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansans overwhelmingly support the death penalty, in contrast to national sentiment, months after the state executed four inmates before a lethal injection drug expired, according to a poll released Tuesday by the University of Arkansas.

88. Poll shows strong support for death penalty in Arkansas -

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansans overwhelmingly support the death penalty, in contrast to national sentiment, months after the state executed four inmates before a lethal injection drug expired, according to a poll released Tuesday by the University of Arkansas.

89. Events -

The St. George’s Independent School Art Show takes place Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 9-11, at its Collierville campus, 1880 Wolf River Blvd. More than 50 local and regional artists will display and sell sculptures, paintings, mixed-media pieces and more. Visit sgisartshow.org for hours and tickets.

90. Emphasizing the ‘I’ in CIO -

There are a lot of titles out there for your role in the company: chief information officer (CIO), chief digital information officer (CDIO) or information technology (I.T.) director, but they all have one word in common: information.

91. The Power Of Saying No -

When your business is young, you naturally welcome every new customer with open arms in an effort to generate cash flow and get on your feet. Too many business owners have trouble breaking that pattern, however, even after their business is more established, with the “say yes to everything” mentality trickling down to the front-line sales team. This can ultimately be a death sentence to a business.

92. Increasing Your Executive Presence -

I recently had the honor of speaking on the topic of executive presence, not just once – but twice. I participated in panels where we discussed the importance of executive presence to your career and how to increase yours.

93. Josh Pastner Under NCAA Microscope -

Former University of Memphis basketball coach Josh Pastner has been accused of being complicit in extra benefits provided to at least two Georgia Tech players and to former Tiger player Markel Crawford.

94. Folk’s Folly’s Kauker Named Tenn. Restaurant Manager of Year -

Folk’s Folly Prime Steak House general manager Diane Kauker has won the Tennessee Hospitality & Tourism Association’s 2017 Restaurant Manager of the Year Award, which honors a manager who has demonstrated exceptional leadership, service, and community and civic involvement. The judges noted Kauker’s outstanding performance beyond her normal job duties, including providing excellent service to Folk’s Folly guests and the greater community.

95. Last Word: Fairgrounds Surprises, Aquarium Reprise and Six Open Commission Seats -

There are lots of renderings and blueprints floating around this city of ours these days. Land opening up, locations changing, possibilities revealed, new uses for old places and old places giving way to new. So it’s not surprising to see some smaller changes that are nevertheless highly visible. Thus comes word with the new week that Spin City, the corner tenant at Poplar and Highland in Poplar Plaza, will close with the new year and Spaghetti Warehouse, on Huling Downtown, will close later this month in the week before Thanksgiving.

96. Memphis Hustle Tops SLC in First Franchise Win -

The Memphis Hustle, G League affiliate of the Memphis Grizzlies, overcame a slow start to earn the first win in franchise history, 102-99, Sunday, Nov. 5, against the Salt Lake City Stars at the Landers Center. The Hustle lost the season-opening game the previous night.

97. CVS Bulks Up Delivery Service; Tops 3Q Earnings Expectations -

CVS Health is cranking up prescription deliveries to customer homes or workplaces, as the drugstore chain tries to squeeze more of an edge from a massive store network that puts 70 percent of the U.S. population within three miles of one of its locations.

98. Target to Offer Shoppers a Breather After Thanksgiving -

NEW YORK (AP) – Target is offering shoppers a breather after holiday shopping on Thanksgiving.

The Minneapolis-based discounter says it will open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving and then close at midnight local time. Its stores will then reopen at 6 a.m. local time on Friday until 10 p.m., 11 p.m. or midnight local time.

99. Trial Underway for Former Execs of Haslam Truck Stop Chain -

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – A jury was seated Monday in the federal fraud trial of four former executives at the truck stop chain controlled by the family of Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam.

100. Tennessee State Park System is First to Offer Gift Cards -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee's state park system has become the first in the nation to offer gift cards.

The Tennessean reported Monday the gift cards will range from $20-$500 and hit online vendors and all Kroger stores in Tennessee in mid-November. The deputy commissioner for the Bureau of Parks and Conservation, Brock Hill, says the system intends on keeping admission to its 56 parks free.