Editorial Results (free)
1. The Week Ahead: July 3-July 9
- Monday, July 03, 2017
Hello, Memphis – and happy almost-Fourth of July. Not sure where to catch the fireworks this week? We have a few suggestions, plus more local happenings you need to know about in The Week Ahead...
2. NFL Draft’s Favorite Flavor? SEC, Heavy on Alabama
- Wednesday, May 03, 2017
Penn State won the Big Ten title in 2016, but the Nittany Lions didn’t score many recruiting points during the 2017 NFL Draft. They had just one player selected. And so did other traditionally stout football schools named Texas and Nebraska.
3. NFL Experts Can’t Agree On QBs in Upcoming Draft
- Friday, April 21, 2017
The NFL Draft starts on Thursday, April 27, and it seems more than likely that Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett will go first overall to the hapless Cleveland Browns.
At nfl.com, three of four draft insiders have the Browns taking Garrett and the other, naturally, has the Browns returning to the quarterback well to pick North Carolina’s Mitchell Trubisky; Garrett then goes No. 2 to San Francisco.
4. More Black Students, and Memphis Students, Suspended in Tennessee Schools
- Monday, October 31, 2016
Half of suspensions across Tennessee in the 2014-15 school year were handed out in just 8 percent of schools, many of which serve black students in Memphis.
Statewide, 20 percent of black male students were suspended at least once that year. Black students were also more than five times as likely as white students to be suspended.
5. 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…
6. In Memphis, We’d Rather Move the 3-Point Line Up
- Friday, June 10, 2016
While the Cleveland Cavaliers must be lauding NBA concussion protocol and the cover that gave them for keeping Kevin Love off the court in Game 3 of the NBA Finals, let’s look forward to possible NBA rule tweaks as soon as next season.
7. Stacking Your Odds for Success
- Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Looking through his old toys, my son found his stacking cups and challenged me to a competition. Cup stacking is a bizarre game of skill and speed with the goal being to build pyramids out of cups as quickly as possible and then collapse them and build again.
- Saturday, April 23, 2016
Howard Hall Amp’d Up, a front porch party at Memphis Heritage, will be held Saturday, April 23, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 2282 Madison Ave. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy live music by Jeffrey and the Pacemakers, plus free hot dogs, chips, soda and beer. Cost is free; donations accepted. Visit memphisheritage.org.
- Friday, April 22, 2016
Memphis Black Expo will hold a workforce ready seminar for ages 15-18 on Saturday, April 23, from 8 a.m. to noon in the St. Andrew AME Church community life center, 1472 Mississippi St. The seminar will prepare attendees for the youth summer job fair, to be held April 30 from 9 a.m. to noon at the same location. Attendees must pre-register at memphisblackexpo.com/workforceready and a parent must sign the student in at the event.
10. 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).
11. Scheduled Good Times: The Next Grizzlies Season
- Friday, August 14, 2015
Turns out, Marc Gasol was wrong.
“I don’t think LeBron is coming through that door anytime soon,” Gasol said after the end of last season.
But in fact LeBron James, albeit wearing a Cleveland Cavaliers uniform, will come through the doors at FedExForum for the 2015-16 season opener on Wednesday, Oct. 28.
12. 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.
13. Grizzlies Find Respect Hard to Come By
- Friday, October 24, 2014
Perhaps it was a just coincidence. On the day that the results of the annual NBA General Managers’ survey were announced, ESPN was in Memphis for its only scheduled visit of the season.
Or perhaps this was no coincidence at all.
14. National TV Shuns Grizzlies in 2014-2015
- Friday, August 15, 2014
At home or on the road, it hasn’t mattered where the Grizzlies opened the NBA season since moving from Vancouver to Memphis. For 13 straight years, they have started the season with a loss.
If that is to change in the 2014-15 season, it will happen at FedExForum on Oct. 29 when the Grizzlies play the Minnesota Timberwolves, who will be minus Kevin Love but will have 2014 No. 1 draft pick Andrew Wiggins, assuming the much-anticipated Minnesota-Cleveland trade becomes official.
15. Cleveland Brings Legal Skills to PeopleCap
- Thursday, October 31, 2013
Howard Cleveland has brought a unique set of skills and perspective to his role as principal of PeopleCap, the boutique human resources firm he co-founded in 2012.
16. Haslams Move Briskly to End Truck Stop Scandal
- Friday, July 19, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) – The nation's largest diesel retailer reached a speedy settlement with some customers cheated out of rebate money, which experts say is all the better for Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and his brother, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, whose family owns the truck stop chain.
17. More Charges May Come in Case Involving Haslams
- Friday, May 31, 2013
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sudden guilty pleas by a pair of mid-level executives show the investigation into the truck stop chain controlled by the family of Tennessee's governor and the Cleveland Browns' owner is picking up steam, with prosecutors likely setting their sights on higher-ups at the company, experts say.
18. Nothing Too Absurd With These Grizz
- Friday, January 25, 2013
Trade 40 percent of your bench to Cleveland, play the Lakers the next night, and everything will be just fine. The Fakers are so bad they might not beat El Segundo Middle School at their gym.
But so what? Teams that make trades to avoid the luxury tax – small-market beggars – can’t be choosers. So the Grizzlies graciously accept the 106-93 victory, marvel at the 27-14 record and No. 4 spot in the Western Conference standings, and do all they can do to keep it going.
19. New HR Firm Shifts Focus to ‘People Capital’
- Monday, April 09, 2012
Human resources professionals no doubt groan at the stereotypes of them portrayed in popular culture such as on TV shows like “The Office.”
On that show, the character of Toby Flenderson is an HR representative played with the sleepy-eyed, lifeless personality of a wet blanket.
20. MED Fdtn. Names Brandenburg Director of Development
- Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Joe Brandenburg has joined The MED Foundation as director of development.
Hometown: Connersville, Ind.
Education: B.A., mass communications, Western Kentucky University; master’s in public administration, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
21. Emergency Situation
- Thursday, December 08, 2011
In a dimly lit building, surrounded by emergency sirens and the loud hum of a waiting military transport aircraft, Memphis medical personnel adjusted their headlamps and checked their radios before navigating through the post-earthquake rubble to prepare their patients for evacuation.
22. New York Co. Buys Medical Office Buildings
- Tuesday, September 20, 2011
1333 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104
Sale Amount: $2.9 million
Sale Date: Aug. 26, 2011
23. Obama and McCain Vote, Prepare Their Final Pitch
- Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama joined voters eager to cast ballots on Tuesday before making one last pitch for supporters to turn out for their historic presidential contest.
24. Blindness Research Could Apply to Other Areas
- Wednesday, March 26, 2008
When the retina does not get enough of a protein known as Epo, it can lead to degenerative blindness, but scientist Tonia Rex has a strategy to stop that disease in its tracks.
And since the eye is part of the brain, her biotechnology also might be useful in treating Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases, and even strokes. She foresees the day, perhaps 10 years from now, when these and a number of other neurological ailments can be treated with a single shot in the hip.
25. Government Steps Up to Help Borrowers, But Not Without Controversy
- Wednesday, September 12, 2007
As more states and cities struggle to find the money to bail out homeowners caught up in the housing downturn, some Americans are wondering why government should be rewarding people for their greed or irresponsibility.
26. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, June 16, 2003
Calendar of Events June 16-22
Calendar of Events June 16-22
Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women, 6225 Humphreys Blvd., presents You and Your Medications from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. as part of the Dr. Sam P. Patterson Library Seminar Serie...
27. Archived Article: Telecom P.2
- Tuesday, May 09, 2000
Telecom firm enter Memphis market Telecom firm enters Memphis market Switch & Data Facilities Co., which operates one of the nation's first networks of strategically located, carrier-neutral, telco-grade shared infrastructure facilities, has ope...
28. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, August 17, 1998
Aug Aug. 18 The American Business Womens Association, Cotton Belles chapter, will meet at the Racquet Club, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Networking begins at 5:45 p.m., and dinner will begin at 6:15. The speaker will be Paula Sedgwick, who was part of an ABW...
29. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, August 10, 1998
Aug Aug. 18 The American Business Womens Association, Cotton Belles chapter, will meet at the Racquet Club, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Networking begins at 5:45 p.m. and dinner will begin at 6:15. The speaker will be Paula Sedgwick, who was part of an ABWA...
30. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, August 03, 1998
July 30 6 The Quality Center will offer an ISO 9000 documentation workshop through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The cost is $350 per person. For more information, call Loretta Dale or Peggy Griffith at 543-3530. 7 The Memphis Neighborhood Lea...
31. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, July 27, 1998
July 30 July 30 The Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants will sponsor a seminar on state tax issues from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Fogelman Executive Center at the University of Memphis. The course discussion leader will be Larry R. Hy...
32. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, July 20, 1998
July 21 July 21 The American Business Womens Association, Cotton Belles chapter, will meet at the Racquet Club, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Networking begins at 5:45 p.m., and dinner will be served at 6:15. The meeting will include the installation of new o...
33. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, July 13, 1998
July 13 July 13 Public Issues Forum will meet at 7 p.m. at Memphis Community Foundation, 1900 Union Ave. The topic will be the 1998 election, and the speakers include Irma W. Merrill and Marilyn Loeffel, the candidates for Shelby County Commission, ...
34. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, July 06, 1998
July 8 July 8 The Consumer Credit Counseling Service will offer a free seminar on financing a childs education from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 2158 Union Ave., Suite 400. For reservations, call 323-4909, Ext. 1007. Mensa will meet at the Unicorn restaur...
35. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, June 29, 1998
June 29 June 29 Consumer Credit Counseling Service will offer a free seminar on budgeting and credit for two from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 2400 Poplar Ave., Suite 510. For reservations, call 323-4909, Ext. 1007. June 30 Mid-South Environmental Forum w...
36. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, June 22, 1998
June 22 June 22 The League of Women Voters will meet at 7 p.m. at the Poplar-White Station Public Library, 5094 Poplar Ave. The topic will be groundwater protection. The speaker will be Dr. John Smith, director of the Ground Water Institute at the U...
37. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, May 30, 1996
The Memphis Bar Association will present a seminar on Social Security disability/SSI on Wednesday at noon at the Peabody Hotel The Memphis Bar Association will present a seminar on Social Security disability/SSI on Wednesday at noon at the Peabody H...
38. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, November 09, 1995
11/9 Law briefs Terry L. McVay has been disbarred from the practice of law in Tennessee by order of the Supreme Court of Tennessee entered Oct. 23. The disbarment order is effective from Jan. 13, 1994, when McVay was first temporarily suspended by t...