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1. Last Word: Rallings at Rotary, The Weight of Cotton and Ugwueke's Path
- Wednesday, January 11, 2017
It’s becoming pretty obvious that this is going to be a big year for the issue of crime and violence in our city. It’s also becoming the year that Memphis Police Director Michael Rallings has found his voice in a job that may be the ultimate glass house for politicians.
2. The Week Ahead: January 10-16
- Monday, January 09, 2017
Good morning, Memphis! Just as the weather here can go from frigid to balmy in a matter of days, the mulching of Christmas trees clashes with the Boys of Summer this week. Plus, the Tennessee General Assembly kicks off its new session, and Paradiso is “Singin’ in the Rain.” Here’s what else you need to know in The Week Ahead…
3. December 23-29, 2016: This week in Memphis history
- Saturday, December 24, 2016
2015: Eight people die in tornadoes in North Mississippi, with the Holly Springs area being hit hardest by the twisters in the region. The broader Southeast region is raked by the storms and other tornadoes through the long holiday weekend.
4. May 27-June 2: This week in Memphis history
- Saturday, May 28, 2016
1990: On the front page of The Daily News, the large cavitation channel being built on Presidents Island is nearing completion. Its formal name is the David Taylor Research Center. The chamber, 240 feet long by 65 feet high, is to hold 1.5 million gallons of water to test water flow effects, or cavitation characteristics, for ships and submarines.
5. Fertile Ground
- Saturday, April 02, 2016
Residents of the Memphis Medical District have begun filing in to the Premier Palace ballroom on Madison Avenue, along with area stakeholders, planners and other attendees who have business interests in the area.
6. Last Word: Back to Nashville, Dentistry & Genomes and Living The Fable
- Tuesday, March 29, 2016
The Memphis traffic is again heavy on the Interstate to Nashville as the Senate state and local government committee meets Tuesday to pick up where it left off with the still-forming version the upper chamber is crafting of the de-annexation bill.
7. Last Word: Carson Cancels, Haslam Endorses, Bank Numbers and Kobe's Exit
- Friday, February 26, 2016
Presidential campaigns and the security concerns that come with them aren’t something that comes up a lot in terms of press coverage in this election cycle.
But it has come up leading into what will be a busy weekend locally and in the region among the presidential contenders.
Republican candidate Ben Carson was scheduled to attend both Sunday services at Highpoint Church in East Memphis.
Leaders of the church emphasized it was a non-political event in which Carson would talk about his personal story and his faith but would not make a political pitch.
This is not unprecedented.
In 2008, Republican contender Mike Huckabee attended an ordination ceremony for two ministers at Bellevue Baptist Church in Cordova – an event that was billed also as a nonpolitical event.
And so the reporters who came to cover the candidate who would win the Tennessee Republican primary days later watched not from the sanctuary but from the room where Bellevue’s video and audio feeds are coordinated. Huckabee talked politics with reporters after the service as he made a run for some barbecue to-go from Corky’s on his way to another city on the campaign trail.
8. 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.
9. This week in Memphis history: May 29-June 4
- Saturday, May 30, 2015
1970: The “Shower of Stars” benefit for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is held at the Mid-South Coliseum with Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Jerry Lewis, and hospital founder Danny Thomas and his daughter, Marlo Thomas. A year later, the bill includes Sinatra, Hope, Sammy Davis Jr., Tennessee Ernie Ford and Vikki Carr.
10. Sick Calls Drop, But Benefits Debate Still Volatile
- Tuesday, July 15, 2014
The Memphis Police Department returned to normal operations Sunday, July 13, for the first time in more than a week with fewer than 350 officers calling in sick.
And the number of sick calls among Memphis firefighters dropped to 60 Sunday, the lowest total for the department since sick calls among firefighters spiked Wednesday, July 9.
11. Memphis Bar Judicial Poll Released
- Tuesday, July 01, 2014
The Memphis Bar Association poll of attorneys on the judicial races on the Aug. 7 ballot shows 16 percent to as high as 38 percent of the attorneys participating have no opinion in many of the judicial races.
12. More ‘Unicorns,’ More Rosenfelt
- Thursday, June 19, 2014
When I wrote about the 2014 Little Rock Film Festival, I reviewed, in three paragraphs, “I Believe in Unicorns.” This just in from that film’s director, Leah Myerhoff: “I appreciate your thoughtful response to the film. However, [please] make one correction: the lead actress is Natalia Dyer, not Amy Seimetz.”
13. This week in Memphis history: June 6-12
- Saturday, June 07, 2014
2013: The Memphis Grizzlies announced they would not renew the contract of Lionel Hollins as coach of the NBA team following the Grizzlies’ best year in franchise history. Some Grizzlies fans rallied in Tom Lee Park in support of a new contract for Hollins.
14. Hats in the Ring
- Friday, January 03, 2014
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam will be seeking a second term as governor, and U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander will be running for re-election – both starting with the Aug. 7 statewide primaries that open for filing Friday, Jan. 3.
15. Music Veterans Record Song to Benefit St. Jude
- Monday, November 25, 2013
The efforts of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have been the focus of an outpouring of financial and charitable support in recent weeks, the latest example of which is a song by music industry veterans to raise money for the hospital.
16. Reardon Cautions Downtowners About Heritage Trail
- Thursday, February 14, 2013
The University of Memphis professor spearheading the opposition of demolishing the city’s last remaining public housing project in the Vance Avenue neighborhood says that while the Heritage Trail Community Redevelopment Plan appears to be on “indefinite hold,” it is not dead, and Downtowners should beware.
17. ‘Judge-Sicle’ Murder Mystery Thrills to the End
- Thursday, January 31, 2013
How could I not read the latest David Rosenfelt novel, “Airtight?” How could I not?! The author’s very publicist himself sent me an advance reading copy, asking that I do so. That, plus the book starts out with the murder of a judge, and I obviously want that case cracked, right?
18. Supreme Court Website Provides Civil Legal Help
- Thursday, December 22, 2011
The Tennessee Supreme Court has created a website targeted especially for people who can’t afford a lawyer and need help with civil legal matters.
JusticeForAllTN.com includes court forms, resource pages for individual counties, court alternatives, help with finding a lawyer and more. In essence, it seeks to be a one-stop-shop for anyone who needs a lawyer to help with all or part of a case, who needs to find an agency to help with a legal problem or who wants more information about representing themselves.
19. Bearing Joy
- Tuesday, March 08, 2011
With the help of technology, patients and their families at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis were able to celebrate along with Marlo Thomas and friends in New York, as the hospital announced Monday its new partnership with Build-A-Bear Workshop.
20. St. Jude, ALSAC to Expand Work Force
- Friday, September 10, 2010
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and ALSAC, the fundraising organization that supports its work, should add 500 jobs in the next couple of years as they cumulatively become a $1 billion yearly operation.
21. Midtown Target
- Tuesday, June 01, 2010
Two years ago this month, awed silence greeted real estate developer Tom Marsh as he clicked through slides and walked a neighborhood group through his team’s plan.
22. Nations Inquiry Spawns Legal Flap Over Statement
- Tuesday, June 01, 2010
The head of the county’s emergency preparedness office won’t give a sworn statement to the county attorney’s office about his son’s job with a company that sold the office $98,000 worth of equipment in 2009.
23. Home Sales Up Year-Over-Year in South
- Monday, March 01, 2010
MIAMI (AP) - Home sales in the South posted an annual increase of 8 percent in January as buyers grabbed hold of federal tax credits and affordable prices.
However, sales plummeted 35 percent from December, a sign that the housing market's recovery may be on shaky ground.
24. Love It or Loeb It
- Thursday, August 03, 2006
It's time to turn another page in the story of Loeb Properties Inc., the Memphis real estate firm run by a family whose business interests stretch back to 1887.
Loeb is preparing to build new, bigger digs along Poplar Avenue, the growth a symbol of the rapid rise enjoyed by the family-run company that also has dabbled in such ventures as restaurants, coin-operated laundries and outdoor advertising.
25. Archived Article: Mack Renovation Lj
- Friday, June 27, 1997
By LAURIE JOHNSON South Main refurbishment spurs upgrades on Crump By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News The steady progress of redevelopment activity along Downtowns South Main Street has encouraged several businesses on neighboring E. H. Crump Boulevar...
26. Archived Article: Internet Jobs Lj
- Thursday, May 16, 1996
lj 10/5 cates The Web creates new jobs By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News As the number of companies discovering the benefits of having a home page on the Internet continues to grow, a whole new job classification is emerging, as well. Known as Web pr...
27. Archived Article: Commercial
- Wednesday, December 20, 1995
12/19 jts commercial Renovations pace increase in non-residential construction Next two years look good; reflects national real estate recovery By JAMES SNYDER The Daily News Non-residential construction in Shelby County grew to just more than $439 ...