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1. A Memphis Parable
- Friday, April 13, 2018
HOWARD AND BILL. One of my first columns was this very Memphis story. It’s time to tell it again.
In the ’60s, Howard Robertson was a black postal carrier moonlighting as a waiter at the capital of white money dining in Memphis, Justine’s, housed in an antebellum mansion. Bill Loeb was a successful white businessman, owner of ubiquitous laundry branches about town, and the brother of Henry Loeb, mayor during the 1968 sanitation strike. Loeb lived in a home literally bordering the Memphis Country Club. Robertson lived in the other Memphis those of us who grew up white then never really acknowledged.
2. Zealous and Growing Fan Base Heralds Soccer’s Return to Memphis
- Saturday, January 20, 2018
They can be heard down the hall, or down the block. Roaring. Cheering. Chanting, often nonsensically, at the top of their lungs at whatever hour their beloved teams are playing on TV. Always in uniform – with the proper hats, jerseys – and scarves. Do not forget the scarves.
3. Attorney, Former Political Activist Lewis Donelson Dies at 100
- Thursday, January 4, 2018
In a century of life that began in Memphis, Lewis Donelson was many things including an attorney, politician and strategist. In all of those pursuits and others, he was one of the city’s most influential citizens and a force in some of the most historic moments in the city’s history as well as the state’s history.
4. 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.
5. Tennessee Titans Have Rarely Found Success With Drafted SEC Players
- Friday, April 7, 2017
The NFL Draft is fast approaching, which raises an interesting question: Is this the year the Titans finally shop locally and target Southeastern Conference talent?
If history is any indicator, the answer: No.
6. Final Goodbye: Roll Call of Some of Those Who Died in 2016
- Monday, January 2, 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.
7. Looks Like 10-2, SEC Title Game, Orange Bowl for UT
- Monday, September 5, 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…
8. The SEC is TEC – Tight End Conference
- Friday, July 29, 2016
Last season, Hunter Henry became the second Arkansas Razorback to win the John Mackey Award, which for the last 16 years has annually recognized the best tight end in college football. Henry, famously known for the fourth-and-long “Hunter Heave” in the Razorbacks’ wild 53-52 overtime win over Ole Miss, also produced a strong body of work for the entire season, including 46 receptions for 647 yards and three touchdowns.
9. Robots Are Taking Tennessee’s Jobs
- Saturday, April 23, 2016
MTSU student Nathan Simpkins found the perfect major when the university started its mechatronics engineering program in 2013, a pursuit practically guaranteeing him a high-paying job in an increasingly automated manufacturing industry.
10. Tickled Pink
- Friday, April 22, 2016
MEMPHIS IN BLACK AND WHITE. AND PINK. I’m glad Billy Orgel got engaged at Justine’s because that inspired his family to save it, not because they miss the crystal and crabmeat but because the place is personal.
11. Heat Really On for Jones Against Arkansas
- Saturday, October 3, 2015
It’s been a long week for Tennessee football coach Butch Jones.
Kickoff can’t come soon enough for Jones and his staff Saturday night when the Vols (2-2, 0-1 SEC) play host to Arkansas (1-3, 0-1) at Neyland Stadium.
12. Vols’ Dobbs Embraces the Role of ‘CEO Quarterback’
- Saturday, April 4, 2015
Joshua Dobbs enters his junior season as Tennessee’s undisputed No. 1 quarterback and team leader, the player most responsible for the Vols’ relevance again in SEC football.
13. Plans Emerge for Universal Life Building
- Friday, January 16, 2015
In major Downtown news, the on-again, off-again redevelopment of the Universal Life Insurance Co. building Downtown appears to be on.
14. Former US Senator Howard Baker Jr. Dies
- Thursday, June 26, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – Former Sen. Howard H. Baker Jr., a moderate Republican known as the politician who inquired what President Richard Nixon knew during the 1973 Senate Watergate hearings, has died. He was 88.
15. ‘Tremendous Success’
- Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Melissa Howard, 20, is an accounting major at the University of Memphis.
In between studying for her classes, she works at the university bookstore. She has a support system for help with important decisions and any obstacles she encounters. And in conversation, she’s upbeat and enthusiastic about her future.
16. Report: Countrywide Won Influence With Discounts
- Friday, July 6, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – The former Countrywide Financial Corp., whose subprime loans helped start the nation's foreclosure crisis, made hundreds of discount loans to buy influence with members of Congress, congressional staff, top government officials and executives of troubled mortgage giant Fannie Mae, according to a House report.
17. Irving Leads Research Co. Animal Cell Therapies
- Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Adam M. Irving is chief executive officer of San Diego-based Animal Cell Therapies Inc., a company that develops stem cell treatments to treat a variety of ailments for animals. Irving is based in Memphis.
18. Elmwood Cemetery: Where No One is Forgotten
- Tuesday, June 28, 2011
More than 30 visitors braved the sweltering summer heat on a recent Friday evening to immerse themselves in the stories of some of Memphis’ most famous, infamous and influential citizens during Elmwood Cemetery’s Evening Stroll.
19. Howard and Bill: Two Halves Make a Whole
- Friday, April 30, 2010
In the ‘60s, Howard Robertson was a black postal carrier moonlighting as a waiter at Justine’s, the capital of white money dining housed in an antebellum mansion.
20. House Set to Send FDA Tobacco Bill to Obama
- Monday, June 15, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - After more than a decade of efforts by smoking opponents, Congress prepared to take a final vote Friday on legislation giving the government far-reaching powers to regulate tobacco and limit tobacco industry marketing and sales practices that lure young people into smoking habits.
21. Reality Trumps Ideology In Fannie-Freddie Rescue
- Tuesday, July 22, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) – Odd alliances are at work as President Bush and congressional Democrats band together to save Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
The push to reassure markets that the mortgage giants are financially healthy has thrust Republicans – who have never liked the idea of government-sponsored mortgage companies – into the arms of Democrats, who long have championed Fannie’s and Freddie’s mission of helping low- and middle-income Americans buy homes.
22. Fannie, Freddie Spent Millions On Lobbying
- Friday, July 18, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) – For years, mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac tenaciously worked to nurture, and then protect, their financial empires by invoking the political sacred cow of homeownership and fielding an army of lobbyists, power brokers and political contributors.
23. FDIC Housing Plan Aims to Help 1M Borrowers
- Thursday, May 1, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - The government would give emergency loans to around 1 million troubled borrowers under a new housing-assistance plan developed by a federal bank regulator.
Sheila Bair, the chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., wants the government to make loans to borrowers with mortgages they can't afford, particularly those buyers who had high levels of debt when they originally took out their home loans.
24. Campbell Clinic's Hernandez Named Fellow of Health Care Org
- Wednesday, April 2, 2008
George Hernandez, chief financial officer at Campbell Clinic, recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). Hernandez joined Campbell Clinic in 1995 as CFO. He is also a Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and is a certified health care financial professional with a specialization in financial management of physician practices.
25. Bankers, Brokers Square Off to Combat Abusive Lending
- Monday, October 22, 2007
WASHINGTON (AP) - Mortgage brokers are squaring off with bankers over efforts in Congress to impose stiffer regulations on the industry.
The outcome of the long-running fight could help shape the future of a market battered by lax lending practices that have led to a surge in home loan defaults.
26. Carmony Named Newcomer of the Year
- Wednesday, November 1, 2006
Brad Carmony has been named Newcomer of the Year in the 2006 MPACT Maker Awards. The award recognizes individuals who have lived in Memphis for a short time, but who have made significant contributions to the community. Carmony is the public relations manager at inferno. He also serves on the regional advisory board of the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association of Tennessee, the Exchange Club Family Center's Gala Committee and as a member of the Shelby County Humane Society's Pet Set organization.
27. Meyerrose Heads Emerging National Businesses Division for First Horizon
- Wednesday, August 9, 2006
Sarah Meyerrose has been promoted to president of emerging national businesses for First Horizon National Corp. In her new role, she will be the executive leader of several of First Horizon's growing national efforts, such as its health savings accounts business, Msaver, and its commercial insurance business, Synaxis. Meyerrose has worked for First Horizon for more than 24 years.
28. Memphis Theological Seminary Installs New Dean
- Wednesday, October 19, 2005
The board of trustees of Memphis Theological Seminary installed Dr. Barbara A. Holmes as vice president of academic affairs/dean of the seminary. Holmes joined MTS as a faculty member in the ethics and African-American religious studies programs in 1998. She earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Connecticut and a master's degree from Southern Connecticut University.
29. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, November 17, 2004
Senior Armstrong Allen attorney named managing partner
Armstrong Allen Names New Managing Partner
James McLaren Jr., a senior member of Armstrong Allen PLLC, has been elected managing partner of the firm. Members of the firms 2005 management c...
30. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, November 10, 2004
Armstrong Allen attorneys chosen for Best Lawyers
Memphis Estate Planning Council Elects Officers
The Memphis Estate Planning Council announced the following 2004-2005 officers: Mike Wood, president; David B. Jones, vice president; Frank E. Da...
31. Archived Article: Real Review
- Tuesday, March 26, 2002
Germantown apartments Germantown apartments sell for $20 million The Grove at Germantown Apartments, a 280-unit property at 7865 Grove Court West in the Cordova/Germantown apartment submarket of Memphis, was sold March 13 for $20.2 million or $72,14...
32. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, October 14, 1998
Cherie Ganesh and Nithan Ganesh have joined Crye-Leike Commercial Cherie Ganesh and Nithan Ganesh have joined Crye-Leike Commercial. Mary Whitaker has been promoted to vice president of legal affairs for the Regional Medical Center. She previously w...
33. 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...
34. 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...
35. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, October 25, 1995
10/25 Memos Mearl Purvis will join National Commerce Bancorporation in January as first vice president and director of community development. Purvis has been 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. news anchor for WMC-TV since 1992. She is a broadcast journalism graduat...