Editorial Results (free)
1. January 22-28: This week in Memphis history
- Saturday, January 23, 2016
1966: Gary Pepper, president of the Elvis Presley Fan Club, makes the case to the City Commission for renaming the Mid-South Coliseum the Elvis Presley Coliseum.
It is an idea that will resurface over the years, along with other proposals to rename Memphis International Airport and the section of Bellevue Boulevard/U.S. 51 in Whitehaven that runs by Graceland. In the early 1970s the street is renamed Elvis Presley Boulevard.
2. Senate Democrats Agree to GOP Plan to Fund Homeland Department
- Thursday, February 26, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) – Senate Democrats on Wednesday signed onto a Republican plan to fund the Homeland Security Department without the immigration provisions opposed by President Barack Obama. The announcement by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid put the Senate on track to pass the bill as a partial agency shutdown looms Friday at midnight.
3. Pitts-Murdock Leading Library’s Teen Services
- Wednesday, December 24, 2014
R. Janae Pitts-Murdock has been named coordinator of teen services for the Memphis Public Library and Information Center, a role in which she’s responsible for coordinating teen programs, partnerships and special initiatives across 18 locations.
4. Alexander vs. Ball
- Saturday, October 25, 2014
Lamar Alexander and Gordon Ball were on the same campaign trail but different races at about this time 36 years ago.
5. Johnson Named Memphis Law School Registrar
- Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Jamie M. Johnson has joined the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law as law school registrar.
In her new role, Johnson will have direct oversight of the registrar’s office and duties relating to enrollment verification, managing student’s academic records, and ensuring the accuracy, integrity, maintenance and delivery of all law school institutional data. Johnson will also work closely with the dean of academic affairs to administer exams, determine class rank and report grades.
6. 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.
7. Labor Board Tries Again to Change Union Rules
- Thursday, February 06, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – Labor regulators are trying once again to streamline the process in which workers decide whether to join labor unions, a move sure to reignite the bitter debate between union advocates and employers that seek to discourage workers from unionizing.
8. Congress Governs Self Under 'Obamacare'
- Monday, November 04, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Think you're confused by "Obamacare"? It's roiling Capitol Hill behind the scenes, too.
Members of Congress are governing themselves under President Barack Obama's signature law, which means they have great leeway in how to apply it to their own staffs.
9. Food Stamps, Milk Prices on Table in Farm Talks
- Tuesday, October 29, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The fight over renewing the nation's farm bill has centered on cuts to the $80 billion-a-year food stamp program. But there could be unintended consequences if no agreement is reached: higher milk prices.
10. Senate Ready to Confirm New NLRB Members
- Wednesday, July 31, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate on Tuesday moved a step closer to approving Democratic nominees to the National Labor Relations Board.
Following a script crafted by the two parties, the Senate voted 64-34 to cut off debate and move to a final confirmation vote for Kent Hirozawa. By the end of the day, the Senate could confirm five nominees waiting to join the independent labor agency.
11. Senate Panel Considers Labor Board Nominees
- Friday, May 17, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Senate Republicans said Thursday they would not support five nominees to the National Labor Relations Board, raising the possibility the troubled agency could be rendered mostly inoperable later this year.
12. Obama to Nominate Package of Labor Board Members
- Wednesday, April 10, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama on Tuesday nominated three candidates for full terms on the National Labor Relations Board, which has been in limbo since a federal appeals court invalidated his recess appointments to the agency.
13. Government Turns Heat on Employers Over Job Bias
- Friday, August 17, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – It started with allegations of hangman's nooses, graffiti and racist comments targeting a handful of black workers at a trucking company warehouse in Chicago Ridge, Ill.
14. Changes in Dining Scene Highlight Dynamic Year
- Monday, December 26, 2011
On Thanksgiving Eve, we drove to the airport to pick up my stepson, one of whose flights had been delayed, so it was after 10 by the time he emerged from baggage claim. All being hungry, I drove to Cooper-Young, thinking we could easily get in at the recently opened Alchemy at 10:30.
15. New Oct. Date Set for MLK Memorial Dedication
- Tuesday, September 13, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Organizers have set a new date in October to dedicate the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial after Hurricane Irene forced them to postpone the event in August, days before 250,000 people were expected to attend.
16. Dedication of MLK Memorial Postponed by Hurricane
- Monday, August 29, 2011
With Hurricane Irene bearing down on the nation’s capital, organizers postponed a planned weekend dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall, dashing hopes of paying tribute to the civil rights leader on the 48th anniversary of his “I Have a Dream” speech.
17. Guide Aids Offenders On Return to Society
- Thursday, April 28, 2011
When a long stretch of traveling has to be done, especially if the journey is a difficult one, a travel guide often goes hand in hand with the journey.
With that in mind, a group of attorneys who got involved with the Memphis Bar Association’s Leadership Forum have spearheaded the creation of such a guide that lists available resources for the benefit of offenders upon their release from prison.
18. New Practices Show Mediation’s Role is Growing
- Thursday, March 10, 2011
When two or more parties are locked in a dispute, they now have a growing number of options by which they can resolve it short of pleading their case before a judge in the cold confines of a courtroom.
19. Mediation Gains Ground In Flailing Economy
- Thursday, August 12, 2010
The old joke is that when two parties go to court, the only ones who really win are the lawyers. But thanks in part to a bad economy, lawyers are learning that it may be more profitable to avoid trying lengthy cases.
20. Three Attorneys Break Away From Apperson Crump
- Wednesday, January 13, 2010
A managing partner of Apperson Crump & Maxwell PLC has left the law firm to start his own firm.
Robert L. Dinkelspiel opened Dinkelspiel, Rasmussen & Mink Monday at 1669 Kirby Parkway. His partners are Robin H. Rasmussen and M. Wayne Mink Jr., both of whom worked at Apperson Crump.
21. AP Poll: Tax the Rich to Pay for Health Bill
- Wednesday, November 18, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) – When it comes to paying for a health care overhaul, Americans see just one way to go: Tax the rich.
That finding from a new Associated Press poll will be welcome news for House Democrats, who proposed doing just that in their sweeping remake of the U.S. medical system, which passed earlier this month and would extend coverage to millions of uninsured Americans.
22. AP Poll: Americans Fret Over Health Overhaul Costs
- Tuesday, November 17, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - It's the cost, Mr. President.
Americans are worried about hidden costs in the fine print of health care overhaul legislation, an Associated Press poll says. That's creating new challenges for President Barack Obama as he tries to close the deal with a handful of Democratic doubters in the Senate.
23. Building Permit Brings Wally Joe Restaurant Closer to Reality
- Tuesday, November 03, 2009
690 S. Perkins Road
Memphis, TN 38117
Permit Amount: $800,000
Project Cost: $800,000
Permit Date: Applied October 2009
Completion: Summer 2010
Owner: Wally Joe Realty LLC
Contractor: Day Construction LLC
Architect: Doug Enoch
24. Automakers Pitch Congress Anew on Rescue
- Friday, December 05, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - Humbled U.S. automakers pleaded with Congress on Thursday for an expanded $34 billion rescue package, but heard fresh skepticism in a bumpy encore appearance.
"We're here today because we made mistakes," General Motors chief executive Rick Wagoner told the Senate Banking Committee in prepared testimony.
25. Chrysler Exec: Failure Could Spark Depression
- Thursday, December 04, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - A top Chrysler executive warned Wednesday that a carmaker collapse could send the economy spiraling into a depression, while the United Auto Workers agreed to new concessions for their companies.
26. Drug Industry Spends $13 Million on Thank-You Ads
- Monday, October 27, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - The pharmaceutical industry is underwriting one of the biggest issue ad campaigns of the election season – a $13 million televised thank-you to 28 lawmakers, most of them Democrats, who supported legislation last year to expand a children's health insurance program.
27. Forget the Lipstick, Economy Takes Over Campaign
- Wednesday, September 17, 2008
GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) - Economic fears are suddenly dominating the presidential campaign, shoving aside lipstick on pigs and every other issue. Republican John McCain called for a crisis commission Tuesday, while Democrat Barack Obama laughed that off as "the oldest Washington stunt in the book."
28. First Horizon MakesExecutive Promotions
- Friday, February 29, 2008
First Horizon National Corp. has announced a round of executive promotions.
Charles T. Tuggle Jr. has been named executive vice president and general counsel. He is replacing retiring e
29. Archived Article
- Tuesday, January 08, 2008
3595 Steele St.
Memphis, TN 38127
Sale Amount: $3 million
Sale Date: Dec. 28, 2007
Buyer: Corning Village Partners LP
30. Silver Screen Tribute: With movie and more, Smith family honors memory
- Monday, November 19, 2007
A few weeks after her sister died in 2005, Molly Smith bought a copy of Cecelia Ahern's debut novel "P.S. I Love You" on a whim. Swept up in the story of a grieving young widow who comes to terms with her husband's death, she ultimately read it several times over.
31. Prestidge Chosen to Head Kroger Delta Division
- Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Mark Prestidge has been promoted to president of The Kroger Co.'s Delta Division. The Delta Division is based in Memphis and includes 111 Kroger stores in Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. Prestidge succeeds Richard Tillman, who recently announced his retirement after a 42-year career with Kroger. Prestidge previously served as vice president of operations for Kroger's Southwest Division.
32. Christensen Named to Top Posts At Leading Medical Facilities
- Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Michael L. Christensen has been appointed the Stevens Professor in Pediatric Clinical Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy. Christensen also has assumed the directorship of the Pharmaceutical Department of Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center, as well as the directorship of the Pediatric Clinical Research Unit at the Children's Foundation Research Center. He is a pediatric clinical pharmacist with expertise in clinical pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, pediatric therapeutics and pediatric clinical trials. The new Stevens professorship was established and funded by Mr. and Mrs. David Stevens.
33. Archived Article: Law Talk
- Thursday, March 18, 2004
Email to Ms
Johnson Brings Business, Legal Training In-House
LANE GARDNER CAMP
The Daily News
Harry A. Johnson is executive vice president and general counsel of First Tennessee National Corp., a position he has held since 1988. Johnsons...
34. Archived Article: Market Side
- Monday, March 18, 2002
Opening soon Opening soon Many businesses are opening in the next few months on South Front Street and the surrounding area. Here is a smattering of who, where and when. Business Type Address Anticipated opening Owner(s)...
35. Archived Article: Real Focus (gates)
- Tuesday, July 25, 2000
By LAURIE JOHNSON Gated communities add air of security around the county By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News A new, massive, 8-foot-high, Arkansas fieldstone wall graces the south side of Poplar Avenue just east of Goodlett. Another is going up across...
36. Archived Article: Real Focus
- Tuesday, October 05, 1999
Vesta 99 Vesta 99 As clock rolls over to 2000, annual show to feature large, luxurious homes with touches of 19th century elegance By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Large, luxurious homes with elements of old-style elegance will be the focus of the 1...
37. Archived Article: Schilling
- Friday, August 20, 1999
Construction to start on 2nd phase of Collierville YMCA Construction to start on 2nd phase of Schilling Farms YMCA By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Although its doors have been open for less than three months, the Young Mens Christian Association fi...
38. Archived Article: Vesta-back
- Monday, May 10, 1999
MAHBA breaks ground MAHBA breaks ground for Vesta Home Show By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Members of the Memphis Area Home Builders Association held a ground breaking ceremony Thursday for the 1999 Vesta Home Show, scheduled for October in the Ne...
39. Archived Article: Realfocus
- Tuesday, May 04, 1999
The citys new Middle Income Downpayment Assistance Program encourages home buyers to purchase higher-priced homes within city limits Within reach The citys new Middle Income Downpayment Assistance Program encourages the purchase of higher-priced hom...
40. Archived Article: Ymca (bott)
- Friday, July 17, 1998
By LAURIE JOHNSON Construction starts on Collierville YMCA By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Construction has started on a Young Mens Christian Association athletic facility at Poplar Avenue and Schilling Road in the Schilling Farms development in Co...
41. Archived Article: Benchmark
- Thursday, April 16, 1998
Samad Salehpour vs Samad Salehpour vs. Joseph E. Johnson, William R. Rice, William F. Slagle, William F. Bowles III, Victor A. Fletcher, Denis P. Lynch, Joe M. Goss, Mark R. Patters, Morris L. Robbins, Jimmy E. Albright, Harry K. Sharp, Rolf G. Behr...
42. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, October 08, 1997
Billie Peterman has been named chief financial officer and executive vice president of Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp Billie Peterman has been named chief financial officer and executive vice president of Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. She pr...
43. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, September 10, 1997
Richard Shaw has joined the Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce as vice president of development Richard Shaw has joined the Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce as vice president of development. Shaw formerly served as the director of annual giving and op...
44. Archived Article: Govt Analys
- Friday, November 01, 1996
New Political Parties? New Political Parties? By Berje Yacoubian Special to The Daily News The undisputed success of American democracy is often attributed, at least partially, to the stability provided by our two major political parties the Democra...
45. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, October 14, 1996
Oct Oct. 14 The Sales Forum of Memphis will meet at noon at Andertons restaurant, 1901 Madison Ave. For reservations, call Lucy Formby at 323-4304. Professional Secretaries International will meet at 6 p.m. at the Memphis Marriott, 2625 Thousand Oak...
46. Archived Article: Govt Briefs
- Friday, October 11, 1996
The League of Women Voters of Memphis/Shelby County and the Memphis section of the National Council of Jewish Women will sponsor two state legislative candidates forum on Tuesday at 7 p The League of Women Voters of Memphis/Shelby County and the Mem...
47. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, August 07, 1996
Ducks Unlimited has announced two recent appointments: John L. Haug as been appointed account representative for E. H. Clarke & Bro. Inc. Haug previously was director of advertising sales for Little Publications Inc. Ducks Unlimited has announce...
48. Archived Article: Hernando Sub Lj
- Thursday, August 01, 1996
lj 10/5 cates Hernando is site for DeSoto Countys first gated development By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Groundwork is scheduled to begin next week on Cross Creek, the first subdivision in DeSoto County to offer its homeowners the option of living...
49. Archived Article: Schilling Lj
- Tuesday, March 19, 1996
lj 10/5 cates Construction on Colliervilles Schilling Farms set to begin By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News In addition to daffodil blooms and the sighting of the first robin, Colliervilles rites of spring this year will include the birth of Schilling...
50. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, March 11, 1996
03-11 Calendar March 12 The Institute of Management Accountants will meet at noon at Paulettes. The speaker will be forensic specialist Tom Vastrick. The cost is $15. For more information, call Tammy Greco at 682-7766. The Memphis Bar Association wi...