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1. Final Goodbye: Roll Call of Some Who Died in 2017
- Monday, January 1, 2018
They made music that inspired legions of fans. Rock 'n' roll founding fathers Chuck Berry and Fats Domino, rockers Tom Petty and Gregg Allman, grunge icon Chris Cornell, country superstar Glen Campbell and jazz great Al Jarreau were among the notable figures who died in 2017, leaving a void in virtually every genre of music.
2. Veggie Might: Titans' D Gets Boost After Going Vegan
- Thursday, December 21, 2017
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Wesley Woodyard misses putting milk in his cereal, and try as he might, the Tennessee Titans linebacker still reaches for a strip of bacon here and there.
Giving up meat hasn't been easy, but in a league where everyone is looking for an edge, Woodyard and the Titans think they've found one in the produce aisle.
3. Looks Like Another 8-4 Season for Tennessee
- Friday, August 25, 2017
Oops. I goofed last year. So did lots of other people who thought Tennessee’s football team would win the SEC East Division and go to the league championship game for the first time since 2007.
4. ‘Doors Always Open’ for Titans, Help Dodd Ease Injury Angst
- Friday, August 4, 2017
The NFL can be a cold and cruel business. In such a high-risk business, one injury or a sudden drop in production can put a player’s very livelihood in jeopardy. NFL, in such situations, really can mean “Not For Long.”
5. NCAA Rule Ending Two-a-Days Forcing Teams to Adjust
- Thursday, July 27, 2017
The two-a-day football practices that coaches once used to toughen up their teams and cram for the start of the season are going the way of tear-away jerseys and the wishbone formation.
As part of its efforts to increase safety, the NCAA approved a plan this year that prevents teams from holding multiple practices with contact in a single day.
6. Last Word: A New Chapter, The Kissell Dome and The New Bartlett High School
- Friday, March 31, 2017
Booksellers of Laurelwood is set to return in most of the same location with a smaller footprint and new owners. John Vergos of the Rendezvous and a former Memphis City Council member is among the investors bringing back the East Memphis institution that closed in February. No word on whether the new group will keep the name or go with a new name.
7. Last Word: No More Lottery Balls, The Voucher Bill Advances and UCLA
- Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Spring is in the air, which can only mean one thing – the Overton Park Greensward controversy is back on. Just this past weekend, I was in the park noting the metal barrier that separates Greensward pedestrians from Zoo parkers and that the barrier was not “decorated” with save the greensward paraphernalia as much as it has been the previous three springs.
8. High-Scoring Ohio Good Warmup for Florida Game
- Friday, September 16, 2016
Tennessee football returns to normalcy this week, if you call a noon EDT kickoff normal.
The Vols survived a Thursday night scare in the season opener against Appalachian State in Neyland Stadium. Then they roared from behind last Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway and beat Virginia Tech 45-24 in the Pilot Flying J. Battle at Bristol before a college football record crowd of 156,990.
9. Different But Not Less
- Friday, July 1, 2016
THIS IS MINISTRY, BABY. Sometimes we don’t see the difference we can make right where we are.
Brian McLaren – pastor and celebrated theologian, activist and prolific author – was here a couple of weeks ago, and he shared some thoughts about his visit in The Huffington Post:
10. Last Word: The Draft, The Greensward-Council Footnote and The Zoo Beatles
- Friday, April 29, 2016
I’ve never watched an NFL draft before Thursday evening’s in which Paxton Lynch, quarterback for the University of Memphis, was drafted by the Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos as the 26th pick of the first round.
11. Strickland Proposes Mediation in Greensward Controversy
- Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland is asking leaders of the Memphis Zoo and the Overton Park Conservancy to enter voluntary mediation over parking in the Overton Park Greensward.
12. Northwestern Defense Tough, But Give Edge to UT
- Saturday, December 26, 2015
There’s nothing like spending the Christmas holidays in Florida, and Tennessee’s football team will savor every minute of it for the second consecutive year.
The Vols (8-4) board a flight Saturday morning to Tampa, Fla., where they will spend almost a week before the Jan. 1 Outback Bowl against Northwestern (10-2).
13. Here’s How Vols Grade Going Into Second Half
- Saturday, October 17, 2015
Order has been restored in Vol Nation, at least for now.
Tennessee’s football team restored it with a 38-31 victory over then-No. 19 Georgia last Saturday at Neyland Stadium.
UT’s rally from a 24-3 deficit has much of the fan base back on board with Vols coach Butch Jones and his staff after a precarious week leading up to the game.
14. Despite Rhetoric, Florida Game Critical for Tennessee's Butch Jones
- Saturday, September 26, 2015
Tennessee’s Butch Jones will coach the biggest game of his three-year tenure with the Vols – and probably the biggest of his entire coaching career – at Florida on Saturday.
Like it or not, Jones is carrying the weight of UT’s 10-game losing streak to Florida on his shoulders.
15. Rocky Top In Nashville: Good For City, Bad For Vols
- Saturday, September 5, 2015
I can’t help but get fired up for a college football game between Tennessee and Virginia Tech in front of 150,000 people at Bristol Motor Speedway.
16. Despite Personnel Losses, UT’s Defense Should Be Much-Improved
- Saturday, August 29, 2015
John Jancek begins his third season as Tennessee’s defensive coordinator under head coach Butch Jones, and thanks to two solid recruiting classes should have his best defense with the Vols.
UT is bigger and faster on the defensive side than the previous two seasons, when the Vols showed improvement from the 2012 season by shaving more than 100 yards and 11 points per game allowed.
17. Preseason Analysis: Vols Will Defeat Oklahoma, Finish 8-4
- Saturday, August 8, 2015
Tennessee’s football team has something to prove as it concludes the first week of preseason practices and moves forward to the 2015 season.
The Vols must prove they belong in the national picture in Butch Jones’ third year as coach.
18. Kelly, Berry Battle for Safety Spot in Legacy Showdown
- Saturday, April 25, 2015
Todd Kelly Jr. concludes his first spring practice with Tennessee’s football team this week in a heated competition for a safety job.
19. Tech Summit Addresses Industry's Lack of Diversity
- Thursday, December 11, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson spent most of this year pressuring the technology industry into facing up to the glaring scarcity of women, blacks and Latinos at companies renowned as great places to work.
20. No On One
- Friday, October 10, 2014
NO. IT’S HER DECISION, NOT YOURS. The Tennessee General Assembly is 83 percent male – and those big, strong men in the majority are convinced they know what’s best for the little ladies in the minority, in fact, what’s best for all the women of Tennessee.
21. FedExForum Area Targeted for Apartments
- Friday, February 7, 2014
Nashville-based Elmington Capital Partners apparently likes the apartment market in Downtown Memphis.
An Elmington-affiliated company plans on building a 64-unit apartment complex at 362 S. Second St., south of FedExForum.
22. World Looks to Bernanke to Clarify Stimulus Plans
- Tuesday, June 18, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Is the era of ultra-low interest rates nearing an end? That's the question – and the fear – Chairman Ben Bernanke will face this week when he takes questions after a Federal Reserve policy meeting.
23. Six New Seed Hatchery Teams Chosen
- Thursday, January 31, 2013
Six new teams have been lined up for the 2013 Seed Hatchery cohort.
Seed Hatchery is Memphis’ high-growth tech startup accelerator and puts entrepreneurs through a 90-day boot camp, with a crash course in customer discovery, business development, go-to-market strategies and investor pitches. And this year’s cohort marks the third collection of founders to go through the program.
24. Construction Nears for Crews Ventures Lab
- Friday, January 18, 2013
Construction is about to get under way on the University of Memphis’ Crews Ventures Lab, a business startup facilitator and incubator that will expand the possibilities available to the school’s entrepreneurially minded students.
25. Crews Ventures Lab Close to 2013 Launch
- Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The University of Memphis’ Crews Ventures Lab program, a business start-up facilitator and incubator, is well on its way toward launching in 2013.
Already the program, which is still in the development stage, nearly has reached its $2 million fundraising goal. It’s also opening a dedicated space in August, which will provide a place for University of Memphis-based technology startups to be built and launched.
26. Starting Up
- Friday, September 14, 2012
Shawn Flynn and Ryan Ramkhelawan have, both literally and figuratively, come a long way in a few months.
They moved to Memphis recently to bring their medical industry-focused startup here and take it through the inaugural round of a new startup accelerator program, ZeroTo510. Since the end of that program – a boot camp-style mix of mentorship, networking and related instruction that came with an infusion of cash – their startup Restore Medical Solutions got a term sheet and an invitation to negotiate for a Series A round of venture capital funding.
27. Wilde Play Gets Classic Treatment
- Monday, January 23, 2012
Good manners and a love of words mix for comic effect in Theatre Memphis’ upcoming production of Oscar Wilde’s most famous play, “The Importance of Being Earnest.”
For director Jerry Chipman, the play is both a step back into the past and another step out of his comfort zone.
28. Grizzlies Sign G Josh Selby, G Jeremy Pargo
- Tuesday, December 13, 2011
MEMPHIS (AP) – The Memphis Grizzlies have signed second-round draft pick Josh Selby and free agent Jeremy Pargo.
They also added five more free agents to their training camp roster Saturday.
29. Judicial Appointments Could Be Big Item for Legislature
- Tuesday, November 1, 2011
The battle lines are firming up over an issue the state legislature is liable to spend considerable time and effort debating during its session that begins in January: judicial appointments and elections.
30. Obama Administration Eases Pain of Medicare Cuts
- Wednesday, April 20, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Millions of seniors in popular private insurance plans offered through Medicare will be getting a reprieve from some of the most controversial cuts in President Barack Obama's health care law.
31. Skyline Grows Local Footprint on Vantech Dr.
- Friday, December 10, 2010
Skyline Exhibits MidSouth is expanding its presence at East Pointe Business Center.
The St. Paul, Minn.-based tradeshow exhibits company renewed its 9,958-square-foot lease at 3895 Vantech Drive, Suite 9, and expanded into an additional 3,524 square feet. The additional space will enable Skyline to assemble and store exhibits for clients.
32. Another Fed Rate Cut Anticipated
- Wednesday, October 31, 2007
WASHINGTON (AP) - The message from Ben Bernanke and his Federal Reserve colleagues is clear: The housing slump will drag on well into next year as credit problems linger. What's not so apparent is how they'll deal with the crisis, although another interest rate cut could come this week.
33. Federal Reserve Slashes Interest Rate by a Half-Point; Market Soars
- Wednesday, September 19, 2007
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a bold strike, the Federal Reserve slashed a key interest rate by a half point on Tuesday - the first cut in over four years - and left the door open to further relief to prevent a painful housing slump and jarring credit crunch from driving the country into recession.
34. TBI Raids Teamsters Office, Questions Officers in Memphis and Nashville
- Thursday, July 26, 2007
NASHVILLE (AP) - Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) agents have raided a Teamsters office in the investigation of a feud between rival unions vying to represent Nashville police.
The TBI on Tuesday hauled away computer hard drives and files from the Teamsters, which took over as the police department's representative from the Fraternal Order of Police last year in a bitter department election.
35. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, July 21, 2004
Le Bonheur Hires Two New Surgeons
Taylor Elected to TTLA Board of Governors
Chris Taylor was elected to the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association Board of Governors. Taylor, a shareholder in Hill Borens Memphis office, also will serve as a TTLA ...
36. Archived Article: Day Camp Bott
- Tuesday, July 20, 1999
By STACEY PETSCHAUER Day camp proposed for Raleigh-Millington Road By STACEY PETSCHAUER The Daily News A proposed development, called For The Kingdom Planned Development, that would create a day camp/summer camp within the Memphis city limits is set...
37. Archived Article: Back1
- Monday, November 18, 1996
Final slate of Memphis Bar Final slate of Memphis Bar Association nominees set The slate of candidates for 1997 Memphis Bar Association officers and directors has been finalized. No nominations were received from the membership in the time allotted ...
38. Archived Article: Page 3
- Tuesday, November 5, 1996
Bar association nominees announced Bar association nominees announced Charles F. Newman, president of the Memphis Bar Association, has released the report of the Nominations and Elections Committee chaired by Blanchard E. Tual. The 1997 president wi...