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1. 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.

2. Encore Resort Provides Rare Orlando Relaxation -

“Dad, they have air hockey. And an arcade!”

As we settled into our home at Encore Resort at Reunion in the Orlando area, Colby was busy exploring the large house. And a quick look upstairs revealed our own air hockey table and video arcade machine, complete with dozens of great games from my 1980s youth.

3. Comcast Drops Fox Bid, Paving Way for Sale to Disney -

NEW YORK (AP) – Comcast is dropping its bid for Fox's entertainment businesses, paving the way for Disney to boost its upcoming streaming service by buying the studios behind "The Simpsons" and X-Men.

4. Disney's bid for Fox clears US antitrust hurdle -

NEW YORK (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. on Wednesday won U.S. antitrust approval for its $71.3 billion bid for Twenty-First Century Fox's entertainment assets.

5. St. Jude Tops List Of Gen Z ‘Dream Employers’ -

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is the No. 1 dream employer among high-achieving high school and college students, taking the spot from Google, according to the National Society of High School Scholars’ 2018 Career Interest Survey.

6. St. Jude Tops List Of Gen Z ‘Dream Employers’ -

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is the No. 1 dream employer among high-achieving high school and college students, taking the spot from Google, according to the National Society of High School Scholars’ 2018 Career Interest Survey.

7. Barr Blames Ambien for Tweet; Drug Maker Replies -

NEW YORK (AP) – The maker of Ambien said Wednesday that "racism is not a known side effect" after Roseanne Barr cited the insomnia drug in explaining the tweet that led ABC to cancel her show.

8. ABC Cancels 'Roseanne' Following Star's Racist Tweet -

NEW YORK (AP) – ABC canceled its hit reboot of "Roseanne" on Tuesday following star Roseanne Barr's racist tweet that referred to former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett as a product of the Muslim Brotherhood and the "Planet of the Apes."

9. Disney, Twitter to Create Live Content and Ads Across Genres -

NEW YORK (AP) – The Walt Disney Co. and Twitter say they will create live content and advertisements in sports, news and entertainment from the entire Disney portfolio.

10. Comcast Challenges Murdoch With Rival Bid for UK-Based Sky -

LONDON (AP) – U.S. media giant Comcast on Wednesday offered 22 billion pounds ($30.7 billion) for Sky PLC, topping a bid from Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox and setting up a bidding war for Britain's biggest satellite television company.

11. Report: ESPN President Resigned Over Cocaine Extortion Plot -

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The former president of ESPN said he resigned from the sports network after an extortion plot by someone who sold him cocaine.

John Skipper told the Hollywood Reporter in an interview published Thursday that the drug seller, whom he did not name, tried to extort him in December. He said he hadn't had dealings with the seller before, and previously had been "careful" about buying cocaine.

12. Challenge to Murdoch: US Giant Comcast Also Bids for Sky -

LONDON (AP) – Comcast, the owner of NBC and Universal Pictures, has launched a bid for European pay TV broadcaster Sky that threatens to thwart a rival offer by media mogul Rupert Murdoch' 21st Century Fox.

13. Best Buy to Hand Out Bonuses to Workers -

NEW YORK (AP) – Best Buy Co., the nation's largest consumer electronics retailer, says it will be handing out bonuses to more than 100,000 employees, joining a list of companies sharing a portion of their windfall from the corporate tax reform law with employees.

14. Events -

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson returns to Memphis to present “Ten Things You Should Know About the Universe” Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. at the Orpheum Theatre, 203 S. Main St. Tyson is returning by popular demand following a sold-out lecture at the Orpheum last year. Tickets start at $39. Visit orpheum-memphis.com.

15. Lowe's to Hand Out Bonuses, Sweeten Benefits Amid Tax Cuts -

NEW YORK (AP) – Home improvement chain Lowe's Cos. says it's handing out bonuses of up to $1,000 for its more than 260,000 hourly employees, as it becomes the latest major employer to invest in its workers after Congress approved a tax cut that will help businesses.

16. Guide to Florida Spring Break -

Our up-and-down weather pattern – one day it’s 60 and raining and the next it’s 25 and snowing – confirms it’s winter in Memphis. But as the calendar turns to February, the good news is spring break is only six or so weeks away.

17. Disney Offering Staff $1,000 Bonuses, New Education Funding -

NEW YORK (AP) – The Walt Disney Co. will give more than 125,000 eligible employees a one-time $1,000 cash bonus and invest $50 million in an education funding program.

18. ESPN Chief Skipper Resigns, Cites Substance Abuse Problem -

NEW YORK (AP) – John Skipper, president of the sprawling ESPN sports network, said Monday that he is resigning to treat a substance abuse problem.

19. Disney Buying Large Part of 21st Century Fox in $52.4B Deal -

NEW YORK (AP) – Disney is buying the Murdoch family's Fox movie and television studios and some cable and international TV businesses for about $52.4 billion, as the home of Mickey Mouse tries to meet competition from technology companies in the entertainment business.

20. 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.

21. Disney Ends LA Times Ban After Widespread Backlash -

NEW YORK (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday lifted its ban of Los Angeles Times reporters and critics from its press screenings after a widespread backlash prompted several media outlets to announce their own boycotts of Disney movies.

22. Biz Leaders Quit Trump Panel After Charlottesville Comments -

WASHINGTON (AP) – A fourth business leader resigned Tuesday from President Donald Trump's White House jobs panel – the latest sign that corporate America's romance with Trump is faltering after his initial half-hearted response to violence by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia.

23. Graceland Prepares for August Test of Expansion -

The Guest House at Graceland has been sold out for Elvis Week in August for quite a while, with bookings even before the Whitehaven hotel-resort opened last October.

And most of the events marking the anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death are slated for Elvis Presley’s Memphis, the entertainment complex across Elvis Presley Boulevard from the mansion that opened in March.

24. CEO Pay By the Numbers: How Big Were Last Year's Raises? -

The typical big-company CEO raked in $11.5 million last year in salary, stock and other compensation, according to a study by executive data firm Equilar for The Associated Press. That's an 8.5 percent raise from a year earlier, the biggest in three years.

25. Apple’s Growing Cash Stash Spurs Talk of Huge Acquisition -

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – As Apple's stash of cash grows, so does the possibility that the world's most valuable company will use some of the money for a huge acquisition that would expand its empire beyond iPhones and other gadgets.

26. Mission Failure: One Day at Disney -

Four Disney parks in one day is possible but not very likely. I knew that before we secured one-day park-hopper passes for Walt Disney World, but I went ahead and did it anyway.

Our spring break trip to Florida was centered on baseball spring training and Miami Beach. We had just one day for Disney World and decided that was better than nothing.

27. Trump Targets Visa Program for Highly Skilled Workers -

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) – President Donald Trump hopes to revive the economic populism that helped drive his election campaign, signing an order Tuesday in politically important Wisconsin to tighten rules on technology companies bringing in highly skilled foreign workers.

28. Spring Break Ideas From Memphis -

Spring break is right around the corner and if you’re still thinking of ideas for the family – even ones that have you joining the crowds – I have some thoughts.

Beaches. This is the obvious choice, but also a good one. We Southerners are guilty of spending much of our vacation time at the Gulf Coast beaches of Florida and Alabama. 

29. Trump Forms an Advisory Group of CEOs for Input on Jobs -

NEW YORK (AP) – President-elect Donald Trump on Friday announced the formation of an advisory group of more than a dozen CEOs and business leaders who will offer input on how to create jobs and speed economic growth.

30. Binge Watching on Netflix No Longer Requires Internet Access -

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Netflix subscribers can now binge on many of their favorite shows and movies even when they don't have an internet connection.

The long-awaited offline option announced Wednesday gives Netflix's 87 million subscribers offline access to videos for the first time in the streaming service's decade-long history.

31. Disney Embraces Streaming as Ratings Sag -

NEW YORK (AP) – As more and more people get their favorite TV shows and movies online, Disney is also learning to embrace the stream.

The Walt Disney Co. once resisted offering channels like ESPN directly over the internet, preferring old-fashioned cable subscriptions. Its investors are fretting over ratings as more people cut the cord and cancel cable or satellite service. NFL game viewership is also down, and the contentious election drew viewers away from Disney networks like ABC to cable news networks.

32. Healthy Visionaries -

If you want to create a high-growth company or transform a slow- or flat-growth organization into a category-dominating leader, you cannot manage this type of growth with an MBA-styled leader who wants to function like a strategic CFO by mainly cutting costs and managing profit and loss.

33. Bodine School Helping Dyslexic Students -

Steve Jobs, Walt Disney, Albert Einstein, Mark Twain and Jenny Giltner all have something in common … dyslexia, and success. No doubt you heard of the first four, so let me tell you about Jenny Giltner.

34. Hulu Dropping Free Video As It Prepares Cable TV Alternative -

NEW YORK (AP) — Hulu is dropping the free TV episodes that it was initially known for as it works on an online television service to rival cable TV.

Hulu said Monday that free episodes — typically the most recent four or five episodes from a show's current season — will be gone from the site within a few weeks. Instead, it is making free episodes available through Yahoo in an expansion of a distribution partnership the internet company has had with Hulu.

35. Time Warner Invests in Hulu in Win for Cable Cord-Cutters -

NEW YORK (AP) – In another win for cable cord-cutters, Time Warner has become the latest media company to invest in streaming service Hulu.

The move could boost the viability of an online TV service that Hulu is expected to launch next year as an alternative to cable TV. Sony and Dish already operate online TV services, while Apple has expressed interest in one, according to published reports. None of those companies, however, have the networks themselves as full partners or owners, the way Hulu does.

36. Transgender Bathroom Bill Delayed Amid Financial Questions -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The sponsor of a Tennessee transgender bathroom bill told a Senate committee Tuesday that he has to consider a state attorney general's opinion before going forward. The White House called the proposal "mean-spirited."

37. Varsity Spirit, ESPN to Build Cheer Venue in Orlando -

Memphis-based Varsity Spirit is teaming up with ESPN Wide World of Sports at the Walt Disney World Resort to break ground on a new state-of-the-art cheerleading and dance team competition venue.

Varsity Spirit is recognized as a top-tier cheerleading organization.

38. Varsity Spirit, ESPN to Build Cheer Venue in Orlando -

Memphis-based Varsity Spirit is teaming up with ESPN Wide World of Sports at the Walt Disney World Resort to break ground on a new state-of-the-art cheerleading and dance team competition venue.

Varsity Spirit is recognized as a top-tier cheerleading organization.

39. Netflix Expands Into 130 More Countries in Surprise Move -

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix has already crossed off the biggest item on its New Year's list of resolutions. The Internet video service debuted in 130 countries Wednesday in a surprise move likely to reel in millions of new subscribers.

40. 'Star Wars' Blasts Opening Weekend Record With $238 Million -

LOS ANGELES (AP) — To say that the force is strong with this one is an understatement.

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" brought in a galactic $238 million over the weekend, making it the biggest North American debut of all time according to studio estimates on Sunday.

41. Anna Cardona Joins Ledford Engineering -

Anna Cardona has joined Ledford Engineering and Planning, an Arlington-based land planning and civil engineering firm, as designer and marketing director. Cardona will add interior design to Ledford’s service offerings, making the firm a one-stop shop for building and development needs.

42. Toys Have Best Year in a Decade -

NEW YORK (AP) — Toys are staging a comeback.

The U.S. toy industry is expected to have its strongest year in at least a decade after several years of kids choosing videogames and mobile apps over Barbie and stuffed bears.

43. Heading Up DMC Is Next Chapter in Terence Patterson’s Memphis Story -

“He’s impressive, and I like him.” So summed up Downtown Memphis Commission president Paul Morris about the general sentiment in electing Terence Patterson to take over the post when Morris steps down next month.

44. Media Stocks Slammed as Pay TV Bundle Starts Unravelling -

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Signs that pay TV's pricy bundles of channels are starting to unravel are starting to take a toll on major media companies.

Media stocks were hammered for a second day Thursday as Viacom's underwhelming earnings gave investors another reason to sell, after industry bellwether Disney earlier in the week trimmed a profit outlook due to more people cutting the cord on pay-TV packages.

45. Varsity Spirit Honored With American Tradition Award -

The National Federation of State High School Associations has selected Memphis-based Varsity Spirit as the 2015 recipient of the American Tradition Award.

The NFHS is the national leadership organization for high school sports and performing arts activities, and presents the American Tradition Award to an individual, organization or company that has supported high school activities on a national level. Varsity Spirit executives accepted the award July 1 during the organization’s summer meeting in New Orleans.

46. Varsity Spirit Honored With American Tradition Award -

The National Federation of State High School Associations has selected Memphis-based Varsity Spirit as the 2015 recipient of the American Tradition Award.

The NFHS is the national leadership organization for high school sports and performing arts activities, and presents the American Tradition Award to an individual, organization or company that has supported high school activities on a national level. Varsity Spirit executives accepted the award July 1 during the organization’s summer meeting in New Orleans.

47. Disney Merges Consumer Product, Interactive Divisions -

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Disney is merging its consumer product and interactive divisions, a move that acknowledges the shared goals of important product lines like the Disney Infinity video game franchise and the upcoming line of wearable toys called Playmation.

48. Media Heads Rule Ranks of Best-Paid CEOs -

NEW YORK (AP) – They're not Hollywood stars, they're not TV personalities and they don't play in a rock band, but their pay packages are in the same league.

Six of the 10 highest-paid CEOs last year worked in the media industry, according to a study carried out by executive compensation data firm Equilar and The Associated Press.

49. ESPN Suing Verizon Over Unbundling of Its Sports Channel -

ESPN is suing Verizon in an escalating clash over how the popular sports channel is being sold in a discounted pay-TV package.

The complaint filed Monday in New York's state Supreme Court alleges Verizon is breaking its contract with ESPN, owned by Walt Disney Co., by unbundling the sports channel from the main programming line-up of Verizon's FiOS TV.

50. Disney Expands Digital Movie Service to Android -

NEW YORK (AP) – The Walt Disney Co. is expanding its digital movies app that allows fans to watch movie purchases across devices to Android's Google Play.

51. Median CEO Pay Crosses $10 Million in 2013 -

NEW YORK (AP) – They're the $10 million men and women.

Propelled by a soaring stock market, the median pay package for a CEO rose above eight figures for the first time last year. The head of a typical large public company earned a record $10.5 million, an increase of 8.8 percent from $9.6 million in 2012, according to an Associated Press/Equilar pay study.

52. Dish, Disney Deal Envisions Internet-Delivered TV -

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Dish Network and Disney have reached a landmark deal that envisions the day when Dish will offer a Netflix-like TV service to people who'd rather stream TV over the Internet than put a satellite receiver on their roof.

53. LRK Turns 30 With Eye Toward Growth -

LRK Inc. is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, and the full-service architectural, planning, environmental and interior design firm is involved with a diverse range of high-profile projects, both locally and nationally, with the intent of creating special places for clients and users.

54. Zero Budget – What a Boon -

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.

55. New Books Designed to Increase Fundraising -

Local fundraising consultants Melvin and Pearl Shaw have written two books designed to help nonprofits increase their fundraising activity.

56. Imre Named Assistant Controller at Makowsky Ringel Greenberg -

Nancy Imre has joined Makowsky Ringel Greenberg LLC as assistant controller. Imre is responsible for the real estate management company’s accounting department, overseeing investor reporting and preparation of corporate financial statements.

57. Scripps Grandson Dies; Investors Eye Family Sale -

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Shares of HGTV and Food Network owner Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. rose nearly 6 percent before giving back most of the gains on Friday after the death of a grandson of founder Edward W. Scripps prompted speculation that the family might sell its controlling stake.

58. Review: Netflix and Hulu's New Scripted Originals -

NEW YORK (AP) – Within just over a week, Netflix and Hulu are both debuting their first stabs at original scripted programming.

The shows amount to a milestone in Internet television, an early sign of the leveling between broadcasting and streaming. Programming options between TV and the Web are increasingly separated by little more than the "video source" button on your remote.

59. After Protest, Congress Puts Off Movie Piracy Bill -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Caving to a massive campaign by Internet services and their millions of users, Congress indefinitely postponed legislation Friday to stop online piracy of movies and music costing U.S. companies billions of dollars every year. Critics said the bills would result in censorship and stifle Internet innovation.

60. Disney and Comcast Reach a Long-Term Deal -

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Walt Disney Co. said Wednesday that it reached a long-term agreement with the nation's largest TV signal provider, Comcast Corp., that extends their partnership into the next decade.

61. In Up and Down Year for Cable News, Fox Dominates -

NEW YORK (AP) – It was a good year in the ratings for cable news networks. Or a rough one. It depends on your perspective.

Fox News Channel continued its dominance, with an average viewership that exceeded CNN and MSNBC combined in prime time and for the entire day, the Nielsen ratings company said Wednesday. Fox typically had 1.87 million viewers in prime time this year. The top 13 programs in cable news all aired on Fox.

62. Steve Jobs and Shades of Yellow -

Editor’s Note: “From the Blog” is a new weekly feature that highlights some of the enterprising work our staff posts on The Daily News blog, blog.memphisdailynews.com.

63. Yahoo, ABC Joining Forces in News Partnership -

NEW YORK (AP) – ABC News and Yahoo Inc. are joining to deliver more online news to their audiences. With the deal, ABC News content will be prominently featured on Yahoo News, the most visited news website in the world. It will also show up on Yahoo's popular front page.

64. Netflix Snatches DreamWorks Rights From HBO -

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – After a deluge of disillusioning news, Netflix unveiled a coming attraction that its subscribers might like: the Internet video rights to films and television specials from DreamWorks Animation.

65. AP Source: Apple Considering Hulu Bid -

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Apple Inc. is in talks to potentially bid for video-streaming service Hulu, a person close to the situation said Friday.

66. Hansen Promoted to Store Manager at Macy’s -

Greg Hansen has been promoted to vice president/store manager at Macy’s Oak Court.

Hometown: Lynbrook, N.Y.

67. After Early Zeal, TV Networks Pull Back Web Series -

NEW YORK (AP) – Around 2007, TV networks made a land rush to the Web, looking to lay down digital production studios. Four years later, many of those networks have pulled up stakes, shunning original Web content and reorienting their online outlook.

68. AP Source: Google Among Firms Looking to Buy Hulu -

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Search giant Google Inc. is one of about a dozen companies involved in talks to potentially buy online video site Hulu, a person familiar with the matter said Friday. As the owner of YouTube, it would be a strategic buy for the Silicon Valley technology company, which has had a rocky relationship with Hulu's Hollywood owners.

69. Penney's Shopping Experience Could be Transformed -

NEW YORK (AP) – Imagine the possibilities of J.C. Penney in the future: An iPad enables one shopper to mix and match shirts and slacks without having to undress. A teen sends a mobile photo of a skirt to her father, who pays for it without leaving home by using his smartphone.

70. Obama Selects Businessman Bryson for Commerce Post -

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama has tapped energy executive John Bryson to lead the Commerce Department, putting a businessman at the helm of an agency tasked with boosting U.S. exports and promoting American business around the world.

71. MAAR Commercial Council Golf Tourney Makes Dreams Come True -

The First Annual Memphis Area Association of Realtors Commercial Council Charity Golf Tournament raised enough money to grant three wishes for Make-A-Wish children Thursday at Windyke Country Club.

72. AP IMPACT: CEO Pay Exceeds Pre-Recession Level -

NEW YORK (AP) – In the boardroom, it's as if the Great Recession never happened. CEOs at the nation's largest companies were paid better last year than they were in 2007, when the economy was booming, the stock market set a record high and unemployment was roughly half what it is today.

73. Microsoft 2Q Earnings Edge Down on Slow PC Sales -

SEATTLE (AP) – Microsoft Corp.'s net income for the latest quarter fell slightly from a year ago but the software giant still beat Wall Street's expectations despite the weak personal computer market.

74. Blockbuster’s Chap. 11 Won’t Impact Memphis -

NEW YORK (AP) – Blockbuster Inc., once the dominant movie rental company in the U.S., filed for bankruptcy protection on Thursday, reeling from mounting losses, rising debt and competitors that have better catered to Americans' changed media habits.

75. Obama Naming 18 to Advisory Council on Exports -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared good progress Wednesday on his pledge to double U.S. exports over the next five years, saying America's sales abroad were up 17 percent in first four months of this year.

76. Skypeck Elected to Brewers Association Board -

Chuck Skypeck, founder of Bosco’s Brewing Co. and Ghost River Brewing, has been elected to the board of directors for the Brewers Association, a Boulder, Colo.-based nonprofit trade group dedicated to promoting and protecting America’s small and independent brewers. Skypeck previously served on the board from 2001 to 2006.

77. Rosy Reports: Home Sales Jump, Jobless Claims Fall -

'WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economy is improving, with home sales up, jobless claims down and inflation tame. Yet there are concerns the economic rebound won't get much juice from the housing market, which is being fueled by government tax breaks.

78. Home Sales Surge in Southern Cities -

MIAMI (AP) - March home sales climbed nearly 19 percent in the South as buyers scrambled to claim federal tax credits and take advantage of affordable prices.

There were 160,000 sales of previously occupied homes last month in the South, which also saw prices increase more than 5 percent to $154,800, the National Association of Realtors said Thursday. The last time prices rose in the South on a year-over-year basis was June 2008.

79. Worth it? Extras to Speed Through Airline Security -

ATLANTA (AP) - Laptop bags that may not require you to remove your computer. Luggage concierge services that enable you to check your bags before you arrive at the airport. PDAs to display your mobile boarding pass.

80. Broadcasters' Woes Could Spell Trouble for Free TV -

NEW YORK (AP) - For more than 60 years, TV stations have broadcast news, sports and entertainment for free and made their money by showing commercials. That might not work much longer.

The business model is unraveling at ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox and the local stations that carry the networks' programming. Cable TV and the Web have fractured the audience for free TV and siphoned its ad dollars. The recession has squeezed advertising further, forcing broadcasters to accelerate their push for new revenue to pay for programming.

81. AP Sources: Comcast Exploring Stake in NBC -

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Comcast Corp. is exploring whether to buy a controlling stake in NBC Universal, which would increase Comcast's ownership of the TV shows and movies it distributes to its cable subscribers, people familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Thursday.

82. Jackson Lived Like King But Died Awash in Debt -

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michael Jackson the singer was also Michael Jackson the billion-dollar business.

Yet after selling more than 61 million albums in the U.S. and having a decade-long attraction open at Disney theme parks, the "King of Pop" died Thursday at age 50 reportedly awash in about $400 million in debt, on the cusp of a final comeback after well over a decade of scandal.

83. P&G's Arnold Steps Down as President -

CINCINNATI (AP) - The Procter & Gamble Co. said Susan E. Arnold stepped down Monday as president, which leaves Chief Operating Officer Robert A. McDonald as the current front-runner to be the next CEO of the world's largest consumer products maker.

84. US Trustee Chooses Examiner In Lehman Bankruptcy Case -

The federal government’s bankruptcy overseer on Tuesday chose Anton Valukas, a former federal prosecutor and a specialist in white-collar crime, as the examiner in the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy case.

85. Report Finds Tenn. Offered $3 Million To Snag Cyrus Movie -

NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee used more than $3 million in incentives to lure Walt Disney Pictures to film “Hannah Montana: The Movie” in the state.

The state Film, Entertainment and Music Commission and its executive director, Perry Gibson, enticed Disney with the money to keep the company from taking the $28 million production about Miley Cyrus’ alter-ego to Louisiana to shoot, The Tennessean reported Sunday.

86. Events -

The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will hold a "Researching Grant Funding" workshop today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the alliance offices, 606 S. Mendenhall Road, Suite 108. The event is $65 for alliance members, $55 for participants in the Program for Nonprofit Excellence and $99 for nonmembers. For additional information, contact April DeBerry at 684-6605 or adeberry@npexcellence.org.

87. Events -

MPACT Memphis will host MPACT 101, an introductory meeting for potential and new MPACT members, today from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Celtic Crossing, 903 S. Cooper St. E-mail Audra Bares at abares@gtxinc.com to R.S.V.P.

88. Events -

The Church Health Center will hold an infant-massage workshop today at 10:30 a.m. at Hope & Healing, 1115 Union Ave. The workshop is $10 for the public and free to Hope & Healing members. For more information, call Heidi Leyshon at 259-4673 or visit www.churchhealthcenter.org.

89. Moskey Runs the Long Road To Raise Money for Cancer Research -

When it comes to contributing money to charitable causes, some people wait for their employer to encourage involvement through sign-up sheets posted in the break room or a mass e-mail to be sent recruiting them to volunteer for the next run/walk event.

90. American Paper Optics Brings a Third Dimension To the Marketplace -

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."

91. In Defense Of Imus -

As I've watched the controversy build over Don Imus' potshot against the women's basketball team at Rutgers University, I've wholeheartedly agreed with his detractors.

Without a doubt, the shock jock's thoughtless criticism of the team during a morning broadcast April 4 was uncalled for and just plain mean - in a word, reprehensible.

92. From the World of Disney to the Home of Elvis, Grossman Puts Entertainment Savvy to Work -

Attorney Audrey Grossman takes a balanced approach to life and work.

She recently joined the law firm of Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh PLLC as an associate, and concentrates her practice on estate planning, elder law and entertainment law. She previously practiced with The Grossman Law Firm, an estate-planning firm she founded in Memphis in 2004. Before moving from Los Angeles in 2003, Grossman worked as a film production attorney for Walt Disney Pictures and as an associate at the Greenberg Glusker law firm in L.A.

93. Kobernus Joins MAAR As Governmental Affairs Director -

Aubrie Rhodes Kobernus has joined Memphis Area Association of Realtors (MAAR) as governmental affairs director. Kobernus received a master's degree in business administration from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., in May 2006. While pursuing her degree, she interned with NeighborWorks America and New Century Financial Corp., focusing on the mortgage and housing industry.

94. Memphis Readies for Comcast Switch -

There are still a few months left before Time Warner Inc. finishes abandoning the Memphis market to Comcast Corp., but Larry Henson is concerned with something other than cable TV and e-mail service.

95. Archived Article: Daily Digest - BellSouth remains atop

BellSouth remains atop

customer service ranking

BellSouth secured its 10th straight No. 1 ranking among local telephone service providers in the American Customer Satisfaction Index, or ACSI.

The index is based on ...

96. Archived Article: Water (lead) - Bottled water and fitness facility on tap Council to pore over bottled water facility proposal

By MARY DANDO

The Daily News

Dean Lotz knows a lot about fitness. From 1980 to 1995, he was the University of Memphis strength coach. In 1996, he...

97. Archived Article: Law Focus - Gold rush in De Soto County Elvis-themed resort gets DeSoto County all shook up By MARY DANDO The Daily News A legal battle is brewing over use of the name of one of Mississippis favorite sons. On one hand, it seemed as if De Soto County had found a...

98. Archived Article: Travel (lead) - By: JENNIFER MURLEY Vacationers face higher costs in 01 By JENNIFER MURLEY The Daily News Despite a 5 percent increase in the cost of travel expenses, according to a recent report released by the AAA Auto Club South, vacationers are coming out in dr...

99. Archived Article: Memos - Tom Hutton joined the office leasing and management division of Boyle Investment Co Tom Hutton joined the office leasing and management division of Boyle Investment Co. Prior to joining Boyle, he was a marketing assistant with Trammell Crow. He spen...

100. Archived Article: Benchmark Lj - Disney/Miramax sued for hacking Disney/Miramax sued for alleged "hacking" The Walt Disney Co. and its Miramax division have made a computer hacker movie that ``hacked'' the author's book without paying or giving credit to the writer, accor...