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1. Robinson Gives Mariota Weapons for Success
- Friday, May 05, 2017
Just when we think we’ve figured out Titans G.M. Jon Robinson, he reinvents himself.
On the first night of the recent NFL Draft, we assumed Robinson would play it safe, trading the No. 5 overall pick to acquire more draft capital.
2. How Did Vols Not Win More With This Talent?
- Friday, May 05, 2017
One check of the 2017 NFL Draft shows why Tennessee was the favorite to win the SEC East Division last fall.
UT had six players drafted in the first four rounds, the most for the program since 2002, breaking a two-year drought with no players. The six Vols drafted tied for the most since 2010 and 2007. Eight Vols were drafted in 2003 and 10 drafted in 2002.
3. Riding New Wave
- Saturday, April 22, 2017
In 2007, about a half-dozen Memphis companies came together to found the Urban Land Institute Memphis chapter. It was a fine start. Six years later, ULI Memphis was convening a group of mayors from the tri-state area and, at least initially, trying very hard to make it informal and non-threatening.
4. Turning the Page
- Saturday, January 28, 2017
When a bookstore decides to close its doors for good, the moment isn't always so immediate or possessive of the clean finality that comes with shutting a book at the end of the story.
In the case of The Booksellers at Laurelwood, it is a long goodbye. These final weeks of a liquidation sale that will stretch into February – the culmination of a decision that the store’s finances have become untenable – have meant the slow unwinding of a 32-year-old bookstore that’s closing up shop the same way you fall asleep, fall in love, get old – gradually, then all of a sudden.
5. Slow Pace of AD Hire Typical of How UT Works
- Friday, January 27, 2017
About the University of Tennessee’s athletics director search: What’s your hurry? It only took a little over five months after Dave Hart’s retirement announcement to start the process of hiring a search firm and finalizing a committee that will oversee the selection process. The last thing you want to do is rush things, right?
6. Rerouting Regulations
- Saturday, January 14, 2017
With every new administration comes some degree of uncertainty when it comes to federal regulations.
But after an especially unpredictable campaign season, all eyes are now on the president-elect to see what he’ll do next.
7. Scenarios Emerge to Keep Booksellers at Laurelwood Going
- Friday, January 06, 2017
For sale: One beloved, 32-year-old independent bookstore. Asking price? $800,000. That’s what Booksellers at Laurelwood owner Neil Van Uum says he’d accept to unload the store, days after announcing its impending closure and a liquidation sale that begins on Friday, Jan. 6.
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. Logistics Sector Preps for Logging Devices
- Friday, December 30, 2016
While Memphis’ distribution and logistics sectors continued to prosper in 2016, legislative changes and proposed improvements to the infrastructure of Lamar Avenue were among the year’s top local headlines for the industry.
10. Last Word: TNReady Scores, Ikea Day and 901REnews
- Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Snap goes the streak. Cavs over the Grizz in Cleveland Tuesday 103-86. The Cavs are here Wednesday without LeBron James, Kevin Love or Kyrie Irving. For the Grizz, we shall see about Deyonta Davis who came out of Tuesday’s game with a left foot injury.
11. Obaji Named New CEO Of McDonald Murrmann Clinic
- Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Rola Obaji has been named CEO of McDonald Murrmann Women’s Clinic. Obaji, who has more than 20 years’ experience managing medical groups, comes to McDonald Murrman from Integrity Oncology, where she had served as CEO since 2009.
12. Frustration Runs Deep for Customers Forced to Change Marketplace Plans
- Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Andrea Schankman’s three-year relationship with her insurer, Coventry Health Care of Missouri, has been contentious, with disputes over what treatments it would pay for. Nonetheless, like other Missourians, Schankman was unnerved to receive a notice from Coventry last month informing her that her policy was not being offered in 2017.
13. Kirkpatrick Named CFO At Commercial Advisors
- Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Lori Kirkpatrick has joined Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors as chief financial officer. In this role, Kirkpatrick oversees all finance and accounting functions at the commercial real estate services firm, including lease administration services provided to clients.
She focuses on driving projects and innovations and ensuring quality and commitment to our clients.
14. Looks Like 10-2, SEC Title Game, Orange Bowl for UT
- Monday, September 05, 2016
Editor’s note: Nashville sports correspondent Dave Link has been accurate in predicting season outcomes for the Tennessee Vols in recent years. His 2016 season predictions, released just before press time, culminates with an SEC Championship appearance. Here’s his take on the season…
15. Westminster Names Sparks Head of Upper School
- Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Amanda Sparks has joined Westminster Academy as the head of upper school for the 2016-17 school year. Sparks, who previously was principal of Haw River Christian Academy in Pittsboro, N.C., will lead the upper school faculty and staff in providing classical academics and a Christian culture for grades 7-12.
16. MacAulay Brings Family Law Litigation Talents to Memphis DHG
- Saturday, August 06, 2016
Cindy MacAulay is making the move from Charleston, S.C., to join the Memphis office of Dixon Hughes Goodman this month, bringing her expertise in income analysis, forensic accounting, tax consulting, and business valuations.
17. Humane Society Seeks New Leader After Terminating Director’s Contract
- Friday, July 08, 2016
The Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County has terminated executive director Andrew Jacuzzi’s contract and retained Amy Howell as consulting interim director.
18. Williams Hired for Memphis Blight-Fighting Fellowship
- Wednesday, July 06, 2016
The city of Memphis and University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law recently hired Brittany J. Williams as the city’s first Neighborhood Preservation Fellow. In that role, Williams will represent the city in Environmental Court lawsuits against property owners who have vacant, abandoned or dilapidated properties that violate city codes.
19. This Week in Memphis History: April 15-21
- Saturday, April 16, 2016
2014: Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong announces he will retire in 2017 and has enrolled in the city’s deferred retirement option plan. The retirement date depends on Memphis Mayor A C Wharton winning re-election in 2015 or Wharton’s successor keeping Armstrong on until retirement.
Wharton loses his re-election bid, and in November 2015, new mayor Jim Strickland names Armstrong interim police director while searching for a replacement. Armstrong left in February to become director of security for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
20. Grizz Lose 2nd-Straight OT Game and Gasol to Foot Injury
- Tuesday, February 09, 2016
As images go, it doesn’t get much worse than seeing center Marc Gasol being helped off the court, forward Jeff Green inadvertently tapping in a shot for the other team at the buzzer to send the game into overtime, and former Grizzly Ed Davis doing the kind of work that inspired praise from Portland coach Terry Stotts.
21. Growth in Health Care Means Busy Time for Recruiters
- Friday, January 22, 2016
Health care has been a leading engine of U.S. job creation lately, a reality that’s particularly evident in Memphis where the health care community is humming along with growth and investment.
All of which means a jam-packed schedule that shows no signs of slowing down for the likes of Shane Davis.
22. The Week Ahead: Jan. 18, 2016
- Monday, January 18, 2016
How was your weekend Memphis? Here are some local events to keep on your radar this week, from a full slate of MLK activities to a David Bowie tribute to a Marco Rubio fundraiser…
23. New Vols Coach Ready to Rebuild
- Saturday, December 19, 2015
Tennessee coach Rick Barnes isn’t complaining about the shortcomings of his basketball team.
- Saturday, December 19, 2015
Wolfchase Galleria will hold its Ugly Christmas Sweater contest and holiday party Tuesday, Dec. 22, in the mall’s center court, 2760 N. Germantown Parkway. Registration is from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.; judging runs from 7:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. To register, contestants must donate a new or gently used coat or toy for The Salvation Army. Visit wolfchasegalleria.com.
25. Browne Named RISE Foundation Board Chair
- Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Terri Browne, chief people officer for Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc., has been named board chair of the nonprofit RISE Foundation, which seeks to improve the lives of low-income working Memphians through financial literacy.
26. Daily News Names Managing Editor
- Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Jane A. Donahoe has joined The Daily News Publishing Co. as managing editor. In her new role, she oversees award-winning coverage of business and government news for both The Daily News and The Memphis News.
27. Teammate’s Death Looms Over UT’s Tennis Season
- Saturday, March 14, 2015
Tennessee senior Mikelis Libietis sits on the bench before a match on Court 1 at Goodfriend Indoor Tennis Center and is reminded of one of his greatest losses.
Not a tennis match.
Court 1 is named “Sean Karl Court” in memory of Brentwood’s Sean Karl, former University of Tennessee tennis player who died Nov. 16, 2014 of cancer. He was 20.
28. Community Building
- Monday, January 19, 2015
Almost three years ago, former elementary school art teacher Erin Harris saw a video about children in Memphis who were working with an artist to start a sculpture garden. She still recalls the happy sight of a few boys in the video throwing balloons filled with paint at an old fence, as well as the reaction the footage generated from her.
29. Pushing Through the Mud, Grizz Start Fast Their Way
- Friday, November 07, 2014
How early is it in this NBA season? Early enough that a coach will reach for a college football analogy.
“This is a team that we have struggled with, going 1-3 with them in our division, a.k.a. the SEC West in football, where we went 4-12 last year.”
30. Grizzlies Part of Crowded Western Conference Race
- Monday, October 27, 2014
Calling it the Wild West just doesn't do it justice anymore.
The NBA's Western Conference is brutal. It's loaded with talent. And the eight teams that make it through a gruelingly competitive regular season to reach the playoffs will only find slugging their way to the NBA Finals even more daunting.
31. High-Flying Vols Can’t Overlook Arkansas State
- Saturday, September 06, 2014
KNOXVILLE – You had to be hiding under a rock not to hear the buzz this week about the University of Tennessee’s football team.
One person not reveling in the Vols’ 38-7 season opening victory over Utah State on Sunday night was UT coach Butch Jones.
32. Mason: Vanderbilt Success More Than Defeating UT
- Saturday, August 23, 2014
Coach Derek Mason is determined to put his own mark of toughness on the Vanderbilt University football program as it continues its climb into the ranks of conference heavyweights.
33. Author Support Key to Booksellers’ Success
- Saturday, August 16, 2014
Building relationships with customers and forming partnerships with other organizations is a key ingredient to keeping Union Ave Books vibrant in the Knoxville community.
Flossie McNabb, who owns the store with her daughter, Bunnie Presswood, caters to both writers and readers in choosing events and activities. And she is open to offering new opportunities for her customers, including a book club for Southern Literature that will start later this month.
34. A Perfect Union
- Saturday, August 16, 2014
Union Ave Books buzzes with activity on a Tuesday afternoon as families from San Francisco and Paris browse the shelves in the children’s section.
A local customer, owner Flossie McNabb explains, has brought the travelers to her store during their East Tennessee visit.
35. Cohen Prevails, Incumbents Dominate
- Friday, August 08, 2014
Democratic U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen held off Thursday, Aug. 7, the most serious electoral challenge he’s faced since winning the Congressional seat in 2006, in the form of attorney Ricky E. Wilkins.
36. Kirby Joins Literacy Mid-South to Lead Community Engagement
- Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Carley Cianciolo Kirby has joined Literacy Mid-South as community engagement coordinator. In her new role, Kirby will be responsible for the Mid-South Book Festival, which this year is scheduled for Sept. 25-28, as well as the citywide reading campaigns and Literacy Mid-South’s new school fundraising initiative.
37. An Interview With Judy Davis, Part One
- Tuesday, July 29, 2014
We eat, drink and sleep fundraising. It’s what we love. We truly enjoy and embrace the people and organizations we work with. We get excited when clients take the tools we develop for them and put them to work. We cherish their successes and most importantly we celebrate their work.
38. Golf Tourney Welcoming Deep Field
- Thursday, June 05, 2014
A year ago, former University Georgia standout Harris English tamed TPC Southwind for his first career victory on the PGA Tour, holding off Phil Mickelson and three others in the final round.
“I have a lot of good thoughts for this place,” English said Wednesday, on the eve of the 57th FedEx St. Jude Classic that tees off the morning of Thursday, June 5.
39. Teeing Off
- Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Everyone was in a good mood. Not just normally affable Grizzlies players Mike Conley and Mike Miller, but former Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins and Pro Football Hall-of-Famer Jim Brown, a couple of hard-nosed throwback types.
40. Harris Files Ford Challenge at Deadline
- Thursday, April 03, 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.
- Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Sales & Marketing Society of the Mid-South will meet Wednesday, March 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Scott Lackey, founder and president of Meridian Performance Group LLC, will present “Your Strategy Earned You the Opportunity; Don’t Let Your Personality Kill It.” Cost is $35 at the door. Visit sms-midsouth.org.
42. Wells Joins Evans Petree as Associate
- Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Julie Wells has joined Evans Petree PC as an associate in the East Memphis office, focusing her practice in health care law and general business matters. She previously worked at Baptist Medical Group, where she played an integral role in physician practice acquisitions and contractual-related matters.
43. Grizz Games Ending in Predictable Fashion
- Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Point guard Mike Conley stood at his locker after the Grizzlies had lost their third straight game, seen their home record drop to 5-9 (they were 32-9 at home last season), and their overall record fall to 10-13.
44. Gonitzke Named CEO of National Foundation for Transplants
- Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Connie Gonitzke has been appointed president and CEO of the National Foundation for Transplants. Gonitzke joined the Memphis-based organization in 2002 as a patient advocate. In 2006, she was named director of resource development, and in 2008, she became the senior vice president of development.
45. Berklee City Music Network Conference Returns to Memphis
- Thursday, October 24, 2013
A national music conference is headed to Memphis, bringing a variety of leaders in education and fundraising, plus youth groups and music teachers, to the Westin Memphis Beale Street Hotel and Minglewood Hall for a concert and master class.
46. Horseshoe Celebrates Newly Minted Millionaires
- Thursday, June 27, 2013
Horseshoe Casino & Hotel Tunica recently hosted a Millionaire Maker dinner for eight of its weekly $1 million winners in the Millionaire Maker promotion dubbed “One Winner. One Million Dollars. Every Saturday.”
47. Eureka Encourages Girls to Explore STEM Fields
- Wednesday, June 19, 2013
A small group of girls huddled around a car-like robot with long sensors as they worked on making sure the car will be able to complete a programmed route at an exhibition next week.
“Try this in front Dennisha,” said Ashley Jones, as she handed Dennisha Williams a small gray wheel.
48. Hagan Named President of Memphis Heritage Board
- Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Joey Hagan, principal of Architecture Inc., has been named the 2013-2014 board president for Memphis Heritage Inc. after being nominated and elected by the previous board. Hagan’s primary responsibilities as one of two principals at Architecture Inc. include running the organization, marketing, design and project management. As MHI president, he will strive to continue to make preservation of important properties a priority for Memphians.
- Saturday, February 16, 2013
It was almost 40 years ago, but Nancy Smith remembers the one year the men’s pro tennis tournament was held at the Mid-South Coliseum; her father had box seats. But even more memorable is that not long after the tournament moved to The Racquet Club of Memphis, a young and unknown Czech player came to town and, in that far simpler time, stayed at her parents’ house.
50. Rose Parade Float Honors Life-Giving Donors
- Thursday, December 13, 2012
Seventeen-year-old Lexie Davis was an outgoing, caring teenager who tried to see the good in everyone she met.
Her free-spirited nature shone through in her love for singing and belly dancing. And although she wasn’t too experienced at making meals from scratch, Davis could add a few extra ingredients to a frozen burrito and transform it into something of a culinary masterpiece.
51. Christmas Spirit
- Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Through Friday, Nov. 30, Memphians will be dropping off toys and cash donations at Bud Davis Cadillac in East Memphis for a special purpose.
It’s part of the 2012 WRVR Toy Truck, presented by BancorpSouth Inc., and it’s one of the largest events and fundraisers each year benefiting Porter-Leath, an organization that focuses on at-risk children and families.
52. Going the Extra Mile
- Tuesday, August 21, 2012
University of Memphis senior linebacker Akeem Davis is one of 117 college football players to be nominated for the 2012 Allstate American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Good Works Team.
The award recognizes significant contributions to volunteerism and community service made by college football student-athletes across the nation.
53. Gatewood Named Marketing Dir. At Methodist Healthcare
- Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Megan Gatewood has been promoted to marketing director at Methodist Healthcare. In her new role, Gatewood is responsible for developing and overseeing marketing strategies for Methodist’s adult hospitals, outpatient services and physician practices.
54. ‘Soul-ed’ Out
- Tuesday, April 03, 2012
On Saturday, March 31, as more than 800 guests entered The Peabody hotel’s Grand Ballroom for The MED fundraiser “A Soul Celebration,” the lyrics of “Imagine” hummed through the air. Attendees were soon treated to a video outlining the vision for “Tomorrow’s MED” and setting the theme for the evening.
55. Pruitt Keeps Centre Group Running Smoothly
- Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Holly Pruitt is office manager of The Centre Group, a human resources consulting firm. Pruitt handles accounting and administrative duties and works closely with the company’s marketing firm.
56. Fuente Looks to Build Program the ‘Right Way’
- Friday, January 20, 2012
The coaching clock ticks ever faster, often with little or no regard for extenuating circumstances. Used to be, college football coaches could just about count on five years to build a program up, to prove what they could do with a team full of players that they had recruited and taught.
57. Play Puts Christmas Twist on Aesop
- Monday, December 12, 2011
Call it variations on a theme. A new play by a local playwright at Circuit Playhouse blends the lessons of childhood, humor and Christmas stories into a collection of seasonal fables.
Its author, Michael Gravois, learned along the way that when opportunity knocks, the early bird gets the worm.
58. Prison Stories Lends Ear to Women Behind Bars
- Friday, November 11, 2011
Elaine Blanchard has a reputation in the Memphis community as a gifted storyteller, but her greatest gift seems to lie in her willingness to listen, particularly to those who are listened to least.
59. Whether You Win …
- Thursday, September 08, 2011
“A man made the bet of a horse that another could not say the Lord’s Prayer without a wandering thought. The bet was accepted.” So begins a fable. Halfway through the prayer, the one praying looked up and asked, “Do you mean the saddle also?”
60. Agape Launches GED Pilot Program
- Tuesday, August 23, 2011
The Bluff City has been an active player in the Talent Dividend, an initiative to increase the number of college graduates in the Memphis Metropolitan area by 1 percent over the next five years, which could generate a $1 billion annual increase in personal income.
61. ‘In This Together’
- Monday, July 18, 2011
For some Memphis consumers, it’s a completely natural impulse to go out of the way to keep from going far away when there’s money to spend. Those particular consumers will run over a TCBY to get to YoLo, shove past a Starbucks to get their caffeine fix at Otherlands, Republic or Cafe Eclectic, hop over an IHOP to stand in line at Brother Juniper’s and dodge Dillard’s to suit up at shops like Oak Hall and James Davis.
62. Murry-Drobot Joins Family Safety Center
- Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Olliette Murry-Drobot has joined the Family Safety Center of Memphis and Shelby County as executive director.
Hometown: West Memphis
Work Experience: Fourteen years in not-for-profit management, neighborhood revitalization, organizational development and social services delivery. Recently, I served as the executive director for the Southeast Memphis Community Development Corp. and as a lead consultant on community outreach efforts for The Center for Criminology and Research at the University of Memphis.
63. Leadership Can Help Avert Panic
- Tuesday, June 07, 2011
Yesterday I sat in Bronte restaurant at the bookstore formerly known as Davis-Kidd. I looked around and thanked my lucky stars that it was business as usual in my favorite hangout. I’m one of hundreds, perhaps thousands, of customers who waited anxiously to learn whether the store would remain open after the announcement that it would be sold by its parent company.
64. Holden Nixon Wins Advocate Award
- Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Barbara Holden Nixon of The Urban Child Institute has received the Mary F. Todd Advocate of the Year Award from the Memphis-Shelby County Children and Youth Council.
65. Black Equip. Supply Grows Memphis Presence
- Friday, April 08, 2011
Black Equipment Supply is relocating its Memphis presence to a space that nearly doubles the size of the firm’s former location.
The company will vacate its 14,000-square-foot space off Cherry Road and has signed a 25,372-square-foot lease at Shelby Air Park, 4570 Shelby Air Drive, suite 8.
66. Takeuchi Joins Memphis Veterinary Specialists
- Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Dr. Ai Takeuchi has joined Memphis Veterinary Specialists and PetMed Emergency Center as the facility’s first hospitalist.
Hometown: Kugenuma, Japan, but I grew up in Trinidad, U.S., Indonesia and Singapore as well.
Education: University of Pennsylvania, VMD; Mount Holyoke College, BA
Family: I am in Memphis with my husband, Chris, and my son, Aiden, who is almost 4 months old. We have a dog named Bovie and three cats: Rex, Mika and Lailee.
Activities you enjoy outside of work: Eating good food; I’m a foodie and love trying new restaurants. I also love to cook, horseback ride, read books and go on hikes or long walks with the family and our dog, Bovie.
Who has had the greatest influence on you? My mom had the most influence over me. She was a “Tiger Mom” and raising me in different countries while upholding cultural traditions must have been a challenge. She always pushed me to excel and I wouldn’t be where I am today without her support.
Why did you pursue a career as a veterinarian? At the age of 4, I went from wanting to be a bus driver to a veterinarian. I’ve always loved animals, and taking care of them is my dream job. They have no voice of their own and need someone to champion for them and take their interests at heart. They are all innocent little souls that need someone to watch over them.
What drew you to Memphis Veterinary Specialists? I wanted to work with boarded specialists who offered the highest level of medicine available. I enjoy emergency work as well as the challenges of complicated cases. It is imperative that I can give my clients a variety of medical options, including seeing a premier specialist.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments? Whenever I can say I helped a family cope with their pet’s illness and was able to ease both their pain and help their pet. That is a great accomplishment for me.
What do you most enjoy about your work? Making a difference in an animal’s life and their family’s life. Being able to bring comfort to both the pet and the family makes my job fabulous. Even if the diagnosis is not a good one, at least I can answer their questions and help them make the right decision for their family.
67. Oher to Sign Autobiography at Davis-Kidd
- Friday, January 28, 2011
Michael Oher, the central character of a Hollywood blockbuster whose inspiring story sees him go from the mean streets of Memphis to an NFL career, is now telling his story – his way.
Oher’s book “I Beat the Odds,” an account that focuses heavily on his early years in some of the poorest stretches of Memphis, will be released next month.
68. Prevention Through Awareness
- Wednesday, December 01, 2010
World AIDS Day will be commemorated in Memphis Wednesday with a public ceremony to remember all Shelby County residents who’ve lost the battle to AIDS over the last 25 years.
First Baptist Church and Greater Lewis Street Missionary Baptist Church, adjacent houses of worship at the busy corner of Poplar Avenue and East Parkway, have dedicated their front lawns for a World AIDS Day Marker Project.
69. Turning the Page
- Monday, November 22, 2010
Davis-Kidd Booksellers has something in common with the classics found on its shelves.
The East Memphis store, a venerable anchor of the Laurelwood Shopping Center, has undeniably become a classic in its own right.
70. Chandler Finds Cookbook Writing ‘Simply Successful’
- Friday, November 05, 2010
Jennifer Chandler cooks in an ordinary galley kitchen with one sink, one Jenn-Air stove and one Sub-Zero refrigerator, which was in the house already.
71. ‘Aida’ Kicks Off Opera Season with Splash
- Monday, October 04, 2010
Apair of horses, two camels, a handful of snakes and possibly an elephant are heading to Memphis, but it’s not the circus or a petting zoo.
Opera Memphis’ season opener “Aida” by Giuseppe Verdi promises a return to grand opera with a multi-species cast and intense human conflict. Performances run Oct. 7 and 9 at the Orpheum Theatre.
72. Action! We Belong in the Movies
- Friday, August 06, 2010
Gene Hackman has a big head.
I’m not talking ego, the man really does have a head the size of a medicine ball. I know because I stood next to him one morning in Court Square chatting about the Hebe Fountain. Okay, he wasn’t actually talking to me, he was talking to the little guy on the other side of him – Tom Cruise. Maybe 5-7, depending on his shoes. They were here shooting “The Firm.”
73. BRIDGES Event Focuses on Entrepreneurship
- Friday, May 21, 2010
BRIDGES Inc. showed out-of-work people how to create their own jobs with the help of successful small-business owners Wednesday when the nonprofit organization hosted a conference on entrepreneurship.
74. Gallery Survives Despite Economic Onslaught
- Thursday, December 17, 2009
When Hannah Davis opened her art gallery on Huling Row in the summer of 2008, the Great Recession was preparing to send the economy into cardiac arrest.
A little more than a year later, the economy has a pulse again, and the recession has ebbed. And that means the Hannah Davis Art Gallery at 408 South Front St. has outlasted what economists agree has been one of the worst and most panic-inducing business cycles in generations.
75. Tenn. Rep. Gordon Won't Seek Re-Election Next Year
- Tuesday, December 15, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Rep. Bart Gordon, a 13-term congressman from Tennessee, announced Monday he will not seek re-election next year, the latest Democrat in a string of retirements.
Gordon, 60, won re-election easily last year, garnering 74 percent of the vote, but was still on a list of Democrats targeted by Republicans in midterm elections.
76. Out of Bounds
- Monday, November 16, 2009
The August report from the NCAA calls him “student-athlete 1.” Everyone but the NCAA and the University of Memphis calls him Derrick Rose.
77. Different Twain Perspective Featured In Germantown Community Theatre’s ‘Is He Dead?’
- Monday, September 14, 2009
Many great artists had one or more works that never saw the light of day until after the artist’s own death. Germantown Community Theatre (GCT) hopes to use one such unsung masterpiece to show a very different side of a legendary American author.
78. Bill Supporting Gore Statue Fails in Tenn.
- Wednesday, June 17, 2009
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Senate Republicans on Tuesday rejected a resolution urging the erection of statues to honor the state's two Nobel Peace Prize winners, Al Gore and Cordell Hull, on Tennessee Capitol grounds.
79. Nurse Shares Motherly Story To Strengthen Others
- Friday, February 20, 2009
Lisa Barron details how to care for a special needs child, cope with personal emotions, juggle work responsibilities and fight with insurance companies in “Precious in His Sight,” a recently published book about caring for her daughter, Madison.
80. Davis Won't Make Tenn. Gubernatorial Bid in 2010
- Monday, February 02, 2009
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Democratic U.S. Rep. Lincoln Davis announced Thursday he won't run for Tennessee governor in 2010.
81. Commission to Vote On New Judge
- Monday, January 26, 2009
The candidates will outnumber commissioners today when the Shelby County Board of Commissioners votes on a new General Sessions Criminal Court judge.
There are 15 candidates for the Division 10 judgeship that became vacant with the Jan. 2 death of veteran jurist Anthony Johnson. There are 13 county commissioners.
82. Study: Leaner Nations Bike, Walk, Use Mass Transit
- Tuesday, December 16, 2008
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jim Richards is no kid, but he loves to ride his bike.
At 51, he has become a cycling commuter, pedaling 11 miles from his home in the suburbs to his job in downtown Knoxville.
83. A More Excellent Way Promotes Healthy Relationships
- Thursday, August 14, 2008
Young women often form ideas about love and how women should be treated in relationships by seeing how they interact with men in their families, and how they see women in their families being treated by men. That’s why one local nonprofit organization is holding an event this weekend to promote positive relationships between fathers and daughters.
84. Homeowner Aid Act Raises Worries on Scope, Delays
- Thursday, July 31, 2008
CHICAGO (AP) - Help is on the way for some debt-plagued homeowners. It just may not be fast enough or broad enough to keep many from losing their residences.
The mortgage relief plan that President Bush is poised to sign as soon as Wednesday is designed to rescue about 400,000 homeowners by allowing them to get more affordable mortgages backed by the Federal Housing Administration.
85. The Book Place Provides Comforting Home To Customers, Employees
- Monday, April 21, 2008
Perhaps the success of The Book Place can be attributed to all the store employees having been at one time regular customers who share a love of reading. Or maybe it's the willingness of those employees to go out of their way to help every customer who enters the store find the right book.
86. Hotels Proliferate Near Wolfchase Mall
- Thursday, February 14, 2008
Judging from all the shops, restaurants and retail centers that surround Wolfchase Galleria mall, it would appear that consumers clearly love spending money in that commercial corridor. But so does another group of people: hotel developers.
87. Bearden to Chronicle Memphis Starting With Victorian Village
- Friday, January 25, 2008
Willy Bearden is a prolific filmmaker and author whose projects over the years have tackled local subjects as diverse as Memphis' garage band scene, Elmwood Cemetery and the importance of King Cotton.
88. Nicolette's Menswear Brings Beverly Hills Style To Memphis
- Monday, January 07, 2008
It wasn't Nicole Becton's bachelor's degree in criminal justice that determined her path in life. It was, rather, her eye for fashion.
The 34-year-old Becton is the owner of Nicolette's Menswear in Whitehaven. The store is what she said is a "Beverly Hills-style boutique where men can come in and find neckties and dress shirts that they can't normally find in other stores."
89. Printing Company Markets Itself With Seminars
- Friday, December 07, 2007
Some businesses are becoming more creative as they try to get the word out about their companies and the services they offer. The same is true for department stores.
In an effort to gain a lion's share of holiday shoppers this year, Bentonville, Ark.-based Wal-Mart Stores Inc. this month began airing a new infomercial that highlights some of the items on sale in its stores.
90. Memphis-Based TCB Entertainment Brings More Concerts to Mid-South
- Monday, August 20, 2007
Memphians might think of Elvis when they see the letters "TCB." After all, "Taking Care of Business (in a Flash)" was the King's trademark phrase, while TCB and an accompanying lightning bolt now adorn a zillion souvenirs.
91. Interest in Evolving Law Led Chiles to Become an Attorney
- Thursday, May 03, 2007
Editor's Note: This Law Talk is the fourth in a series of interviews with new shareholders in the Memphis office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC.
Leigh M. Chiles grew up less than an hour's drive from Memphis on a cotton farm in Arkansas.
92. Chance Encounter Leads English Teacher To Legal Career at Baker Donelson
- Thursday, April 12, 2007
Editor's Note: This Law Talk is the first in a series of interviews with new shareholders in the Memphis office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC.
Angie C. Davis is one of five attorneys who earlier this year were named shareholders in the Memphis office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC. She joined John B. Burns, Mark A.B. Carlson, Leigh M. Chiles and Clinton J. Simpson in the distinction.
93. National News Correspondent Lends Celebrity to YWCA Fund-Raiser
- Wednesday, February 14, 2007
The YWCA of Greater Memphis bills itself as one of the greatest advocates for women and girls in the Memphis and Mid-South. And YWCA officials say they hope getting a little celebrity support will help shed the light on all the organization does.
94. Firm Provides Personal Touch, Professional Interior Design for Every Need
- Monday, February 05, 2007
At the corner of Poplar Avenue and White Station Road is a pink "house" that, at first glance, brings to mind cotton candy and Bubble Yum bubblegum.
But on closer examination, childhood fantasies turn to beautiful realities with the perfectly landscaped exterior and the structure's classic Georgian design.
95. IT'S OFFICIAL: Chumney commits to October mayoral run
- Friday, January 19, 2007
Four years after her election to the Memphis City Council, attorney Carol Chumney is preparing to announce formally the first week in February that she is challenging Willie Herenton in the race for city mayor.
96. Memphis Takes Additional Step as Nexus Of Transportation and Commerce
- Friday, December 01, 2006
The River of Trade Corridor Coalition, a partnership of more than 225 members spread out over nine states and dedicated to the promotion of commerce, selected Memphis as the site of its major quarterly meeting, which convenes today.
97. Gruenberg Award Sheds Light on Kress Building
- Tuesday, October 17, 2006
On North Main Street, old and new converge to create a feeling of revitalization and promise sprinkled with nostalgia.
The trolley rolls by Court Square as pedestrians toss crumbs to the birds, and ashes from the recently burned Lincoln-American Tower are swept up and carted away.
98. Get Ready for Architecture Month
- Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Elected officials, business leaders and other high-powered movers and shakers may chart a city's future. But next month the spotlight in Memphis will be on a group of professionals who influence something much more tangible.
99. Archived Article: Small Biz
- Wednesday, June 29, 2005
By Andy Meek
Shelton Opens Downtown Store With Style
The Daily News
Tom Shelton has been in the clothing industry long enough to know that men are unpredictable creatures.
Thats why Shelton, who opened his own mens clothing ...
100. Archived Article: Small Biz
- Wednesday, March 09, 2005
Deliberate Literate Focuses on Customer Favorites
The Daily News
Since Debbie Smith bought The Deliberate Literate with her husband last year, shes tried to make it a second home for her customers.
Like a family. A...