Editorial Results (free)
1. Memphis Basketball Adding More Junior College Players; Bill Self Mum on K.J. Lawson
- Tuesday, April 18, 2017
With only two returning scholarship players from last season’s team, University of Memphis basketball coach Tubby Smith continues to mine the junior college ranks for players he hopes can contribute immediately.
2. Money Behind New Zoo Parking Terms
- Thursday, April 13, 2017
In the third attempt to bring an end to the Overton Park Greensward controversy last summer, Memphis City Council member Bill Morrison decided it was best not to try to reach agreement on all points, but on most points.
3. True Fakes
- Friday, March 24, 2017
TRUISH. These days, fake news can seem so real, and real news gets more and more unbelievable.
I offer recent local, state and national examples.
ZOO PREPARING BOAT PARKING FOR RAINBOW LAKE
4. Greensward Compromise Text, Discussion Differ on Cost Split
- Thursday, March 23, 2017
At the end of a surprising day at City Hall, Memphis City Council member Worth Morgan was anticipating what might happen in the three weeks until the next council session to the compromise for zoo parking in Overton Park.
5. Impasse Compromise Wins Council Approval, Union Acceptance
- Wednesday, March 22, 2017
No more lottery balls for the Memphis City Council in the spring. The council approved Tuesday, March 21, an overhaul of the city’s impasse procedures – the rules for the council settling stalled contract talks between the city’s municipal unions and the city administration.
6. Last Word: 'Ono Poke and the Ghost of The Luau, Council Day and $3 Concerts
- Tuesday, March 21, 2017
The ghost of the Luau lives on. Loeb has a new tenant for the Shops of Chickasaw Gardens called ‘Ono Poke that features Hawaiian cuisine. And the restaurant will be just about on the other side of Poplar Avenue from where the Luau used to stand with its large concrete Easter Island head, Polynesian dishes and Hawaii Five-O era architecture – not the remake, the real Five-O and the real McGarrett.
7. Final 4 is Proof NFL Teams Must Have Elite QBs
- Friday, January 20, 2017
Now that the NFL playoffs are down to four teams remaining, it is easy to point out the common thread among them: Elite play at the quarterback position.
Whether it is Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger, Aaron Rodgers – all of whom have won Super Bowls – or Matt Ryan, who was selected as an All Pro this season and could win the MVP Award, the Patriots, Steelers, Packers and Falcons have a game-changer calling the signals.
8. Final Goodbye: Roll Call of Some of Those Who Died in 2016
- Monday, January 02, 2017
Death claimed transcendent political figures in 2016, including Cuba's revolutionary leader and Thailand's longtime king, but also took away royals of a different sort: kings of pop music, from Prince and David Bowie to George Michael.
9. A Tasteful List 2016
- Friday, September 16, 2016
MEMPHIS BY THE BITE. Presenting the sixth serving of the Tasteful List, updated for 2016 – alphabetical local favorites in one decidedly local man’s opinion – the only things easy to swallow in an election year.
10. Morrison Orchestrates Overton Park Compromise
- Thursday, July 21, 2016
Before the Tuesday, July 19, Memphis City Council vote approving the Overton Park compromise, council member Worth Morgan commended fellow council member Bill Morrison for taking up the torch of trying to find a consensus between the Memphis Zoo and the Overton Park Conservancy.
11. Last Word: Greg Davis Gets A New Trial, Overton Park Compromise Done and Tesla
- Wednesday, July 20, 2016
The one-time mayor of Southaven is getting a new trial on embezzlement charges.
A Mississippi Appeals court agreed Tuesday with attorneys for Greg Davis, who argued he could not get a fair trial in DeSoto County on the felony charges because of pre-trial publicity.
12. City Council Approves Overton Park Compromise
- Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Memphis City Council members unanimously approved Tuesday, July 19, the plan to create 415 new parking places for the Memphis Zoo at its front entrance and end zoo overflow parking on the Overton Park Greensward by January 2019.
13. Rotten to the Core: Titans Fail to Develop Talent
- Saturday, December 19, 2015
As the Tennessee Titans sink toward the end of another lackluster season, they head into the off-season with still more holes to fill for 2016.
Some of that, of course, is inevitable with any team as an NFL roster. Even on the best teams can have a 20 percent roster turnover in the off-season due to injuries, free agency and new draft picks coming on board.
14. A Tasteful List 2015
- Friday, September 18, 2015
MEMPHIS ON A PLATE. Presenting the fifth helping of the Tasteful List, updated for 2015 – an alphabetical survey of local flavor in one decidedly local man’s opinion.
Could I get another napkin over here?
15. 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.
16. House Passes Bill to Repeal Estate Tax
- Friday, April 17, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) – The House voted Thursday to repeal the federal tax on estates, a politically volatile issue that affects few inheritances.
Republicans refer to it as the "death tax." They say it prevents small business owners and family farmers from passing businesses on to their heirs.
17. Even Rob Lowe Knows Seahawks Made Wrong Call
- Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Before Super Bowl 49, all the talk was about New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady and what they did or didn’t know in regards to “Deflategate.”
18. New Laws OK Wine Shipments, Ban Tiger Selfies
- Thursday, January 01, 2015
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – New state laws taking effect Thursday give livestock in California more living room, approve direct-to-consumer wine shipments in Massachusetts and levy the ultimate punishment on wannabe teen drivers in Nevada by denying them licenses if they skip too much school.
19. A Tasteful List 2014
- Friday, September 05, 2014
MEMPHIS ON A PLATE. Presenting the fourth edition of the Tasteful List, updated for 2014 – second, third and fourth helpings, this year’s specials, delicious memories – an alphabetical survey of local flavor in one decidedly local man’s opinion.
20. At 11th Hour, Congress Debates Plastic Gun Ban
- Wednesday, December 04, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – With 3-D printers increasingly able to produced plastic weapons, the House voted Tuesday to renew a 25-year-old prohibition against firearms that can evade metal detectors and X-ray machines.
21. Wealthy Business Executives Eye Political Races
- Tuesday, September 17, 2013
CHICAGO (AP) – He has never been elected to anything, not even "student council in high school," as he boasts. He has little patience for schmoozing. In dealing with people, he admits to being "pretty blunt" - more suited to running a large private equity firm, which Bruce Rauner did successfully for 30 years, than seeking votes for governor, which he intends to do in Illinois next year.
22. A Tasteful List Updated for 2013
- Friday, September 06, 2013
A LIST YOU CAN SINK YOUR TEETH INTO. Hello, my name is Dan and I’ll be your server.
Presenting the third edition of the Tasteful List, updated for 2013 – second and third helpings, this year’s specials, delicious memories – an alphabetical survey of local flavor in one decidedly local man’s opinion.
23. A Tasteful List 2012
- Friday, September 07, 2012
A LIST YOU CAN SINK YOUR TEETH INTO. So many of you seemed to salivate over last year’s Tasteful List, I’ve updated it for 2012. While reduced some, make no mistake, there’s nothing dietary about it.
24. Fueling Up
- Monday, May 28, 2012
If the political ads along these lines haven’t already started by the time this story is printed, don’t worry. They’ll arrive soon enough.
Somewhere out there, a Republican political strategist is cooking up an ad that hits President Barack Obama over the average price at the gas pump these days – which, while it has fallen in recent weeks, is still a lot higher than when the president took office. At press time, the national average for a gallon of regular gas was $3.72 – up from a little less than $2 when George W. Bush left office.
25. Payroll Tax Cut Talks Adrift on Capitol Hill
- Wednesday, February 08, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – The prospects for an extension of President Barack Obama's signature payroll tax cut, once considered a slam dunk on Capitol Hill, now seem far less certain as House-Senate talks have deadlocked over finding ways to pay for it.
26. Job Market Improves Modestly as Unemployment Falls
- Monday, November 07, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – The American job market improved modestly in October, and economists looking deeper into the numbers found real reasons for optimism – or at least what counts for optimism in this agonizingly slow economic recovery.
27. A Tasteful List
- Friday, October 14, 2011
A LIST YOU CAN SINK YOUR TEETH INTO. Seems like everybody has a list these days, so, in recognition of the 125th anniversary of The Daily News, here’s mine – 125 things that make Memphis easy to swallow – a sort of alphabetical soup to nuts of local flavor. Friends old and new, and a few long-gone, but I can taste them still.
28. No Octane
- Monday, May 30, 2011
Several of Memphis’ major publicly traded companies pointed to it during calls with analysts and presentations of their first quarter results.
An expected drop in automobile travel during the Memorial Day holiday weekend in Tennessee and neighboring states is expected to be influenced by it.
29. Memphis Artists Featured on TV’s ‘Creative License’
- Monday, August 02, 2010
Katie Smythe appreciates any exposure her dance school, New Ballet Ensemble and School, can get, particularly when it brings her students success.
30. Geithner: Some Bailout Funds to Help Lower Debt
- Friday, November 20, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Thursday the government's $700 billion bailout program will end "as soon as we can," and that part of it will be used to lower the soaring federal debt.
31. Home Sales Slip in Southern Cities in July
- Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Sales of existing homes in the South tumbled 18 percent in July from a year ago, while the median price fell 3.5 percent to $179,300, the National Association of Realtors said Monday.
Compared to the rest of the country, sales in the South were weaker, although prices held up better. Nationwide, July sales fell 13 percent from a year ago, while the median price slid 7.1 percent to $212,000.
32. West Tennessee Task Force Honored
- Thursday, November 09, 2006
The West Tennessee Violent Crime and Drug Task Force was honored by the Tennessee Narcotics Officers Association earlier this month for its work on getting drugs off the streets of Memphis and West Tennessee.
33. Archived Article: Biams
- Monday, May 18, 1998
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Construction to begin on housing facilities for disabled individuals By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News Officials at Memphis Supportive Housing are awaiting the final commitment documents from the Department of Housing and Urban ...
34. Archived Article: Govt Focus
- Friday, August 30, 1996
8/30 jts govt. focus Democrats Unite Tennessee delegation regales in the Windy City By JAMES SNYDER The Daily News Americans know Chicago as the Windy City, but what many may not know is that the nickname refers to the citys politics and not the bla...
35. Archived Article: Vault
- Monday, June 17, 1996
By NATALIE VANTREASE STRODE Local security company offers customized hidden safes By NATALIE VANTREASE STRODE The Daily News One womans love for horror movies gave birth to a unique and profitable business for one Memphis company. With a doctor husb...