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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. Rise in Teen Suicide, Social Media Coincide; Is There Link?
- Wednesday, November 15, 2017
CHICAGO (AP) – An increase in suicide rates among U.S. teens occurred at the same time social media use surged and a new analysis suggests there may be a link.
Suicide rates for teens rose between 2010 and 2015 after they had declined for nearly two decades, according to data from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Why the rates went up isn't known.
3. Last Word: Freeze Warning, Corker on Obamacare Repeal and The Disney Example
- Friday, July 21, 2017
What do you call it when you expect a lot of trouble coming from a specific direction – with a detailed roadmap -- and a completely different controversy comes in from a different direction, hits and leaves a crater. Whatever you call it, that is what happened to Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze Thursday evening. Or did it?
4. Last Word: Hedgepeth Speaks, Josh Pastner's Future and Big Box Liquor
- Friday, March 4, 2016
Where else is there to begin but the Greensward controversy.
And we start with an email from Memphis City Council member Reid Hedgepeth in what is rapidly becoming a Last Word tradition and institution – the email in full.
5. Let’s Hear It for Christine and Patrick!
- Thursday, January 28, 2016
This column should be running in late January. Ten years ago, Susan and I flew out to Park City, Utah, for our first (and probably only) Sundance Film Festival. Where “Wordplay,” the award-winning documentary about the crossword puzzle industry, had its world premiere on Jan. 21, 2006.
- Monday, November 16, 2015
Memphis Jewish Home & Rehab will present “Your Eyes After Age 60,” a free interactive info session, Monday, Nov. 16, at 1:30 p.m. at MHJR, 36 Bazeberry Road. The session will include demonstrations and resources for finding the right eye care. Call Christine Weinreich at 901-722-3311 for more information.
- Saturday, November 14, 2015
Chick-fil-A will host its fourth annual Daddy-Daughter Date Night on Thursday, Nov. 19, at 5 p.m. at the Memphis Zoo, 2000 Prentiss Place. The evening will include dinner, ice skating, a Zoo Lights sneak peek and more. Chick-fil-A will donate $5,000 from ticket sales to Make-A-Wish Mid-South. Buy tickets at chickfilamemphis.com.
8. Daniel Allen Joins Red Door As Financial Adviser
- Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Daniel Allen has joined Red Door Wealth Management as vice president, financial adviser, marking Red Door’s first hire of a financial adviser since its inception in 2010. In his new role, Allen helps develop client relationships and financial strategies that solve complex financial issues and create value for clients.
9. Building the Base
- Saturday, January 3, 2015
It was late September, and local officials were deeply engaged with retail giant Target as the company explored investing in an online fulfillment center in Memphis when the discussions turned toward a familiar subject.
10. Vols’ Barnett Faces Nation’s Best in Iowa’s Scherff
- Saturday, December 20, 2014
KNOXVILLE – Derek Barnett is spending most of the Christmas holidays away from his Nashville home, and he wouldn’t have it any other way.
11. South Dominates First Playoff Rankings
- Thursday, October 30, 2014
The first College Football Playoff Rankings were released this week and if the playoff started today Mississippi State and Ole Miss would hold seeds one and four respectively, with Florida State No. 2 and Auburn No. 3.
12. Stephens Joins Maintenance Team at Commercial Advisors
- Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Timothy Stephens has joined Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors as a maintenance mechanic at One Commerce Square. In his new role, Stephens will performing plumbing, painting and general maintenance services.
13. Harris Files Ford Challenge at Deadline
- Thursday, April 3, 2014
Memphis City Council member Lee Harris is challenging Democratic state Sen. Ophelia Ford in the August primary for District 29, the Senate seat held by a member of the Ford family since 1975.
14. Dickerson to Carry Tradition of Service as Young Lawyers Division President
- Thursday, December 19, 2013
Jake Dickerson, associate with Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, is the incoming 2014 president for the Young Lawyers Division of the Memphis Bar Association.
The division arranges and hosts continuing legal education seminars, networking events, pro bono opportunities and fundraisers such as the annual golf tournament benefiting the Porter Goodwill Branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis. MBA members 36 years or younger, or within their first three years of practice, are automatically members of the division.
15. This week in Memphis history: December 13-19
- Saturday, December 14, 2013
2010: In The Memphis News cover story on new leadership at The Regional Medical Center at Memphis, MED president and CEO Reginald Coopwood said, “It was somewhat daunting in that, ‘Am I the closer, the guy who’s coming in to close the organization down, or is there an opportunity?’”
16. World Welcomes US Budget Deal but Fears Remain
- Friday, October 18, 2013
LONDON (AP) – The world's disbelief at the political impasse in the U.S. turned to cautious relief Thursday as the country stepped back from the brink of default. But fears remain about another possible shutdown – and, even worse, a possible default – early next year.
17. Under Fire, 'Obamacare' Going Live – With Glitches
- Tuesday, October 1, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Contentious from its conception, President Barack Obama's health care law has survived the Supreme Court, a battle for the White House and rounds of budget brinkmanship. Now comes the ultimate test: the verdict of the American people.
18. Critical Merger Decision Now Centers on School Board
- Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The group with the most direct role in what a consolidated school system will look like and how it will operate is now the group at the center of the ongoing federal lawsuit over the merger and the reactions to it.
19. Merger Special Master Could Have Different Terms
- Friday, March 1, 2013
The Shelby County Commission, the city of Memphis and suburban Shelby County leaders all agree details of the merger of public schools in Shelby County could come down to a federal court order.
But in their filings Wednesday, Feb. 27, in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, there are some differences in how the three parties in the federal lawsuit believe the court might become involved directly in the merger.
20. Commission, City and Suburbs Agree on Schools Master
- Thursday, February 28, 2013
Attorneys for the Shelby County Commission, the city of Memphis and suburban leaders agree that a special master should be appointed by Memphis Federal Court Judge Samuel “Hardy” Mays.
The master would generally monitor progress toward the August date for the consolidation of Shelby County’s two public school systems.
21. Lovette Heads Career Services at Remington College
- Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Demetrius “Dee” Lovette has been named director of career services at Remington College’s Memphis campus. In the role, Lovette provides job placement services to students and graduates, and works with local employers to assess their workforce needs and provide qualified applicants.
- Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The Memphis Association of Law and Business will host a lecture by Christine Richards, executive vice president of general counsel at FedEx, Tuesday, Oct. 16, at noon in the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law Wade Auditorium, 1 N. Front St. Visit memphis.edu/law for details.
- Monday, October 15, 2012
The Orpheum Theatre will hold an online auction featuring memorabilia from President and CEO Pat Halloran’s 32 years with the organization Monday, Oct. 15, through Friday, Oct. 19, at orpheum-memphis.com. Proceeds benefit the capital campaign for the Orpheum’s Performing Arts Education & Leadership Centre. Visit the website for a list of available items.
24. Weinreich Switches Gears at College of Optometry
- Thursday, September 13, 2012
An attorney by profession, Christine Weinreich recently switched gears, taking on the role of director of corporate and foundation relations for the Southern College of Optometry, an independent, nonprofit academic institution at 1245 Madison Ave.
25. Workforce Preparation
- Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has been hearing the same thing as he travels across the state holding forums on higher education.
Tennessee’s technology centers don’t have the equipment that employers want to see their workers trained on before they hire them.
26. New School System Faces $89M Shortfall
- Monday, May 28, 2012
The gap between expenses and revenues for a countywide school system that debuts in August 2013 is estimated at $89 million by the group that is planning what the school system will look like and how it will operate.
27. Seven Schools Chosen For ‘Innovation Zone’ Program
- Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Those planning the new consolidated countywide school system to come in August 2013 now have a list of seven elementary and middle schools that will be part of a federally funded “innovation zone.”
28. Leaders Examine School System Options
- Tuesday, April 10, 2012
The idea that the consolidation of Shelby County’s two school systems will involve a choice between what one of the existing school systems has over what the other has is an oversimplification.
But there are some choices to be made by the consolidation planning commission.
29. Consolidation Planning Remains in Flux
- Monday, April 2, 2012
The way some on the schools consolidation planning commission see it, the group has some momentum going in its goal of selling a still-forming consolidated school system plan to parents – urban and suburban.
30. Planning Commission Reworking System Structure
- Monday, March 5, 2012
The schools consolidation planning commission isn’t quite ready to vote on a structure for the consolidated countywide system to come. That milestone vote may come Thursday, March 8.
The hold up is how the new system will handle decisions that are already being dictated by other events in education reform like charter schools and the state’s Achievement School District.
31. More Work Needed Before May Referenda
- Monday, February 27, 2012
Municipal school districts may be a good idea.
But what passes for a plan to launch such school systems is dangerously deficient and a disservice to the suburban voters who are being asked to embark down the road to such school districts in a set of referenda in May.
32. Suburban Schools’ Train ‘Has Left the Station’
- Monday, February 20, 2012
The six suburban mayors say the train to municipal school districts is on the tracks and has no time to stop to consider whatever plan the schools consolidation transition planning commission comes up with for a merged public school system.
33. Suburban Mayors Hear Lots Of Concerns From Schools Planning Commission
- Friday, February 17, 2012
The group drawing up the blueprint for a consolidated countywide public school system will plan for a school system that covers the entire county including the suburban towns and cities.
That’s what the chairwoman of the schools consolidation transition planning commission told all six suburban mayors Thursday, Feb. 16, as the planning commission talked with the mayors about their plans to create municipal school districts.
34. U of M Stages ‘Phantom’ for Centennial
- Monday, February 13, 2012
The University of Memphis will celebrate its centennial year in part by producing one of the monoliths of modern Broadway musicals, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera.”
35. Charlotte Supt. to Talk Schools Merger
- Monday, December 12, 2011
The schools consolidation planning commission will talk Monday, Dec. 12, with the former superintendent of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools system in North Carolina.
Peter Gorman resigned as superintendent of the consolidated school system in August to become part of the new education division of News Corp., Rupert Murdoch’s media company.
36. Schools Planning Commission Hires Consultant, Sets Budget
- Friday, December 9, 2011
Boston Consulting Group has been hired as the consultant to the schools consolidation planning commission and could begin its work as early as Friday, Dec. 9.
The commission approved the contract through the non-profit Shelby County Schools Education Foundation Thursday afternoon in a unanimous voice vote.
37. Schools Planning Commission Hears From Huffman
- Friday, December 2, 2011
The schools consolidation planning commission approved the idea Thursday, Dec. 1, of the Shelby County Education Foundation being the middle man for a contract with an education consultant group.
But a contract with Boston Consulting Group isn’t quite ready yet said planning commission member and attorney Christine Richards who is drafting the agreement.
38. EDR Announces Leasing Results for Academic Year
- Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Education Realty Trust Inc. – a Memphis-based developer, owner and manager of collegiate housing – has announced what it is calling “market-leading” leasing results for the 2011-2012 academic school year.
39. Schools Planning Commission Begins Work
- Thursday, September 29, 2011
The 21-member schools consolidation planning commission goes to work Thursday, Sept. 29, in a conference room at the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement in Shelby Farms.
40. Luttrell Makes Picks for Schools Planning Group
- Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell has picked his five choices for the schools consolidation planning commission: two higher education officials, a corporate attorney, an Episcopal priest heading BRIDGES USA and an elementary school principal.
41. Luttrell Makes Picks for Consolidation Planning Group
- Friday, September 2, 2011
Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell has picked his five choices for the schools consolidation planning commission: two higher-education officials, a corporate attorney, an Episcopal priest heading BRIDGES USA and an elementary school principal.
42. Loftus’ The Brass Door: ‘Pub Inside a Museum’
- Monday, August 22, 2011
Seamus Loftus sits down for an interview on the mezzanine of his new Irish pub, The Brass Door, looks over at a ventilation duct next to him, runs a finger along one edge and purses his lips in disapproval. He calls a staff member over. “Look,” he says, “I’m not mad, and I don’t remember who’s in charge upstairs, but there’s dust all over these vents. This is unacceptable. Just bring me a rag and I’ll wipe them off.”
43. Solver Feedback
- Thursday, August 18, 2011
“Ask and ye shall receive.” I’ve heard that for years. May even have read it somewhere. But I certainly have proved it to be true. Repeatedly, over time.
For instance, five years ago I started writing a monthly crossword for the Rotarian, the magazine of Rotary International. Rotary is the service club started by Paul Harris in 1905. I bet you’ve heard of it.
44. Netflix Nirvana
- Thursday, August 11, 2011
Regarding the recent piece on “Friday Night Lights,” David from Chattanooga writes, “Good column. I’ve not seen the show, but your piece made me want to watch it. And I have Netflix, too!”
45. Nominees Named for State Education Awards
- Wednesday, August 10, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee Department of Education has announced nominees for 2011 principal and supervisor of the year.
The principal nominees are: Evangeline Montgomery, Blountville Elementary; David Watts, Sweetwater High; Karen Hollis, Ganns Middle Valley Elementary, Hamilton County; Geeta McMillan, Cassville Elementary, White County; Larry Brown, J.E. Woody Elementary, Maury County; Debbie Bogdan, Discovery School, Dickson County; Teresa Jackson, Martin Elementary; Ricky Catlett, West Middle, Jackson-Madison County; Rita White, Riverwood Elementary.
46. Kocsis Named Curator of Gallery Fifty Six
- Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Rollin Kocsis has been promoted to curator of Gallery Fifty Six located at 2256 Central Ave.
Hometown: South Bend, Ind.
Work Experience: As an art teacher for Memphis City Schools for 38 years, I taught art classes to grades 7 through 12 at Gragg High School, Lincoln Junior High, Gragg Alternative High School, Overton Creative and Performing Arts High School, Corry Junior High and Westwood Junior and Senior High School.
Favorite quote: “As you think so shall you become.” – James Allen
What drew you to Gallery Fifty Six? I had been looking for a gallery to represent me, and I would drive by Gallery Fifty Six every day on the way home from teaching. I noticed that work was being done to transform the interior into a sophisticated, fine-art gallery, and I was impressed with the results. I decided to present my work to them, and I was accepted as a gallery artist. As time went on, I became the assistant curator and was recently promoted to curator.
As curator, what will your job entail? My job as curator will be to schedule and hang shows; manage the gallery; design printed materials; seek new artists; advise customers and sell art; maintain the mailing list; work with public relations; and promote the gallery.
What do you most enjoy about painting? I love the process of creation, first of all. I love working with paint and colors. I get enjoyment out of making something that other people will like, too. It gives me great satisfaction to sell a painting, knowing that someone thought enough of my work to buy it.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments? Becoming curator of Gallery Fifty Six has definitely been one of my greatest professional accomplishments. In addition, last year marked a great year for me when an art dealer from New York purchased nine of my paintings. I also won “Best in Show” in the Memphis Arts in the Park Senior Juried Exhibition and also in the Mid-South Teachers Juried Art Exhibition at The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art.
47. Wharton Files Blight Suits
- Wednesday, October 27, 2010
For months, Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. has been standing outside old homes and warning owners of the vacant decaying properties that the city is coming with attorneys and legal papers.
On Tuesday he launched the first wave of lawsuits under the state’s Neighborhood Preservation Act.
48. Schools Face Big Budget Holes as Stimulus Runs Out
- Tuesday, February 16, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The nation's public schools are falling under severe financial stress as states slash education spending and drain federal stimulus money that staved off deep classroom cuts and widespread job losses.
49. Federal Judge Postpones School Unitary Hearings
- Wednesday, December 30, 2009
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A federal judge has postponed the dates for court hearings on whether the North Little Rock and Pulaski County Special school districts have met their desegregation obligations.
50. Obama Speech to Students Sparks New Controversy
- Monday, September 7, 2009
DALLAS (AP), - When kids all across the country return to school Tuesday, some will see a welcoming message from President Barack Obama and some won't.
Obama's planned address to students has touched off yet another confrontation with Republican critics, who have battered the White House over health care and now accuse the president of foisting a political agenda on children.
51. AP-AOL Poll: Debt Stress Tears At Your Body, Too
- Tuesday, June 10, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) – The stress from deepening debt is becoming a major pain in the neck – and the back and the head and the stomach – for millions of Americans.
When people are dealing with mountains of debt, they’re much more likely to report health problems, too, according to an Associated Press-AOL Health poll. And not just little stuff; this means ulcers, severe depression, even heart attacks.
52. MCS Goes on Defensive in ACLU Claim
- Monday, May 5, 2008
Memphis City Schools officials have defended the actions of a high school principal who kept a list of student couples on campus and called the mothers of two male students who were unaware their sons were a couple.
- Friday, January 18, 2008
Rhodes College will present its 21st annual Institute on the Profession of Law today from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Bryan Campus Life Center Ballroom on the Rhodes campus. David Luban, the Frederick J. Haas Professor of Law and Philosophy at Georgetown Law School, will be the keynote speaker.
A panel of experts also will be in attendance. Tuition for one person is $325. Attorneys may register by calling the Meeman Center at 843-3965.
- Thursday, January 17, 2008
Women on the Move will host a luncheon today at 11:30 a.m. at The Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave., ninth floor. My Harrison, special agent in charge of the FBI Memphis field office, is the featured speaker. The cost is $19.50 per person. For reservations, call 684-1010.
55. Welcome to Dixie, Christine
- Friday, April 13, 2007
This has been a busy week for Christine Sun. And judging by the nature of her job, it only stands to get busier.
Sun, a well-known gay rights attorney, just began her new post Monday leading the American Civil Liberties Union's (ACLU) lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights work in the South.
56. Gerard Appointed Administrator at Methodist Cancer Center
- Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Dr. Dava F. Gerard has been appointed administrator for the Methodist Healthcare Cancer Center. She previously was the founding vice president and chief operating officer of the Nevada Cancer Institute in Las Vegas.
57. Speed Gets Swift Nod as Shareholder in Firm's Memphis Office
- Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Lea Hall Speed has been named shareholder for Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC's Memphis office. Speed is a member of the Intellectual Property Practice Group and an active member of the Tennessee Bar Association's intellectual property section.
58. BBB Offers Avenue to Resolve Business Disputes
- Thursday, September 1, 2005
When consumers leave a business less than satisfied, there are avenues they can take to address their concerns. But many don't know they can do more than file a complaint with the Better Business Bureau. The BBB of the Mid-South also offers an alternative dispute resolution program.
59. Archived Article: This Week
- Monday, January 31, 2005
AC Wharton Hosts a Town Hall Meeting
Wharton Hosts Bartlett Town Hall Meeting
The Mid-South Chapter of the American Red Cross hosts a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Northwest Mississippi Community College, 5197 W.E. Ross Parkw...
60. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, August 11, 2004
e-photo) Rebecca DeRousse was named assistant administrator of Baptist Rehabilitation-Germantown
Kiwanis Club Names Luttrell Lawman of the Year
The Kiwanis Club named Shelby County Sheriff Mark H. Luttrell Jr. as Lawman of the Year for the Lou...
61. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, June 18, 2003
Khara Woods was the 2003 recipient of the John Paul Jones Journalism Scholarship
Khara Woods was the 2002-2003 recipient of the John Paul Jones Journalism Scholarship at the University of Memphis. Woods, a 21-year-old senior journalism major, is ...
62. Archived Article: Comm Briefs
- Friday, June 14, 2002
In an effort to give fathers a break and bring families together, Salute to Fatherhood will sponsor its fifth annual "Fathers In an effort to give fathers a break and bring families together, Salute to Fatherhood will sponsor its fifth annual "...
63. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, June 6, 2001
UMONITOR PARTNERS WITH ISP ALLIANCE Jenifer Hale was named Web coordinator at Memphis Area Teachers Credit Union. The position is new and part of organization enhancements to improve service to credit union members. Prior to the appointment, she was...
64. Archived Article: Comm Focus
- Friday, October 9, 1998
By STACEY PETSCHAUER Racing for a cure Annual run/walk puts money into the community for breast cancer research, education and outreach By STACEY PETSCHAUER The Daily News The American Cancer Society predicts that this year alone 180,300 people in t...
65. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, February 17, 1997
Feb Feb. 17 East Memphis Business and Professional Women will meet at the Lulu Grille, 565 Erin Drive. The speaker will be Maryanne Macdonald, director of short course instruction at the University of Memphis. Networking begins at 6 p.m. followed by...
66. Archived Article: Milestones
- Friday, February 14, 1997
Lausanne Collegiate School won a special merit award for its new school video from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education Lausanne Collegiate School won a special merit award for its new school video from the Council for Advancement an...