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1. Saturday Night Scenes on Beale Street
- Saturday, July 15, 2017
Some observations from three consecutive Saturday nights on Beale Street at and after 10 p.m.
Beale Street just before 10 p.m. is about bubbles. Street vendors selling bubble guns – toy guns that shoot bubbles – do a brisk business before 10. A girl in a stroller watches with wide eyes as her finger is locked on the trigger and bubbles spew forth. By the time she reaches the middle of the block between B.B. King Boulevard and Second Street, the stream of bubbles begins to slow.
2. Barbecue Restaurant Scene Heats Up in Memphis
- Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Memphis has enjoyed a bumper crop of barbecue restaurant news in recent weeks, from tweaks to some business’ existing locations and plans by others to expand. And that trend isn’t letting up anytime soon.
3. Two Memphis Democrats Help Move Amended Fuel-Tax Bill Along
- Thursday, March 23, 2017
NASHVILLE – Two Memphis legislators helped move the governor’s IMPROVE Act and fuel-tax increases out of the House Transportation Committee Tuesday, March 21, saying they support a section allowing local governments to raise funds separately for mass transit.
4. Last Word: The Artisan Survives, Gas Tax Push-Back and Our Competition
- Thursday, February 09, 2017
I knew winter was out there hiding somewhere. Just waiting for you to leave your coat at home in a flush of spring fever, bounding out of work Wednesday afternoon to find spring has hit the highway. But where does spring go on its spring break? The Suns were in Memphis Wednesday evening – the Phoenix Suns, that is. They lost to the Grizz at the Forum 110 – 91.
5. Strunk has Provided Long-Missing Ownership Stability
- Friday, December 30, 2016
Since becoming controlling owner of the Titans in March 2015, it has become customary for Amy Adams Strunk to spend a half-hour or so on the sideline visiting with coaches and players prior to games.
6. The Week Ahead: December 5-11
- Monday, December 05, 2016
Good morning, Memphis! December has arrived, which mean holiday happenings are officially underway – from tours of decked-out historic Collierville homes to shopping all things local at the Holiday Farmer’s Market. Oh, and did we mention Jerry Springer’s in town? Here’s the 411 on this week’s need-to-know events…
7. A Tasteful List 2016
- Friday, September 16, 2016
MEMPHIS BY THE BITE. Presenting the sixth serving of the Tasteful List, updated for 2016 – alphabetical local favorites in one decidedly local man’s opinion – the only things easy to swallow in an election year.
8. ‘Breathtaking’ Transformation in Bristol
- Friday, September 09, 2016
This isn’t just any football game. It’s the Battle at Bristol.
When Tennessee plays Virginia Tech on Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, about 150,000 fans are expected to be in attendance, making it the largest crowd ever to watch a football game.
9. The Week Ahead: July 4-10
- Monday, July 04, 2016
Happy Fourth of July, Memphis! We hope you’re enjoying a long weekend – and if you do have to work today, we hope you’re able to sneak out early enough to watch some of the local fireworks displays tonight. Here are details on a few of them, plus other local happenings you need to know about this week…
10. Last Word: Downtown Crime Discussions, Greensward Arrests and Lead Pipes
- Tuesday, May 31, 2016
An after-midnight stampede on Beale Street a week after one person was killed and two other people were wounded in a random shooting a block north of the entertainment district.
Summer is here by tradition if not by the calendar just yet. And Downtown there is already a debate behind the frequent declaration that Downtown is the safest area of the city.
11. A Tasteful List 2015
- Friday, September 18, 2015
MEMPHIS ON A PLATE. Presenting the fifth helping of the Tasteful List, updated for 2015 – an alphabetical survey of local flavor in one decidedly local man’s opinion.
Could I get another napkin over here?
12. 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.
13. I Choose Memphis: Gene Baker
- Monday, January 12, 2015
“I Choose Memphis” spotlights Memphians who are passionate about calling this community home. New Memphis Institute provides the profiles.
Name: Gene Baker
14. A Tasteful List 2014
- Friday, September 05, 2014
MEMPHIS ON A PLATE. Presenting the fourth edition of the Tasteful List, updated for 2014 – second, third and fourth helpings, this year’s specials, delicious memories – an alphabetical survey of local flavor in one decidedly local man’s opinion.
15. Easter Named to Tennessee Appeals Court Bench
- Thursday, August 21, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam has named Circuit Judge Timothy Lee Easter of Brentwood to fill a criminal appeals court vacancy created by the retirement of Jerry L. Smith.
16. 9 Apply to Fill Upcoming Criminal Appeals Vacancy
- Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Nine candidates have applied to fill an upcoming vacancy on the Court of Criminal Appeals caused by the Judge Jerry Smith’s decision to leave the bench in August.
17. Titans Owner Bud Adams Has Died at Age 90
- Tuesday, October 22, 2013
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans owner Bud Adams, who helped found the American Football League and whose battles for players helped lead to the merger with the NFL, has died. He was 90.
18. A Tasteful List Updated for 2013
- Friday, September 06, 2013
A LIST YOU CAN SINK YOUR TEETH INTO. Hello, my name is Dan and I’ll be your server.
Presenting the third edition of the Tasteful List, updated for 2013 – second and third helpings, this year’s specials, delicious memories – an alphabetical survey of local flavor in one decidedly local man’s opinion.
19. Mean Streets
- Saturday, August 31, 2013
Alabama’s Nick Saban can walk anywhere he wants in the Southeastern Conference – college football’s roughest neighborhood – and no one can lay a finger on him.
His teams have won the national championship in three of the last four years. Overall, SEC teams have won the title seven consecutive years and the league is a dream destination for head coaches – until it turns into a grinding, weekly nightmare.
20. The New Beale
- Saturday, April 20, 2013
Over the last four years, the next chapter in the development of Beale Street has been a stop-and-go affair. First would come announcements followed by silence from official channels.
Along with that silence, though, was quiet activity on the side, a movement that culminated with the March announcement of Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s strategic planning committee’s report, “A Framework for Beale Street.”
21. A Higher Order of Sausage
- Friday, March 01, 2013
GOD’S SAUSAGE. (When you see this column, it’s the 40 Days of Waffle Shop again, so strike while the iron is hot.)
“You might just be a copywriter,” Brick Muller said, staring down at the piece of paper I’d just handed him. On it was an ad idea I’d just pounded out on the 1948 Royal typewriter he was paying me to use as a copywriter. The fact that this was his first recognition that I might be one was gratifying since I’d already been there for nine months.
22. Memphis in May Touts 68-Act Music Fest Lineup
- Friday, March 01, 2013
The 37th edition of the Memphis In May International Festival’s Beale Street Music Festival features a 68-act lineup from Alice in Chains to ZZ Top.
The lineup of musical performers playing over three days from May 3 to May 5 was formally announced Thursday, Feb. 28, although much of the lineup had already been confirmed.
23. City Council Approves Fairgrounds TDZ Request
- Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Memphis City Council members approved Tuesday, Feb. 19, plans for a tourism development zone to capture sales tax revenue in a large area for a renovation of the Fairgrounds property at first.
The boundaries of the zone go to the state for approval and city Community and Housing Development division director Robert Lipscomb said such a proposal could be at the state building commission in Nashville in April.
24. A Tasteful List 2012
- Friday, September 07, 2012
A LIST YOU CAN SINK YOUR TEETH INTO. So many of you seemed to salivate over last year’s Tasteful List, I’ve updated it for 2012. While reduced some, make no mistake, there’s nothing dietary about it.
25. Forensic Center Case Study of Slow Process
- Wednesday, September 05, 2012
When Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell cut the ribbon on the new West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center last week he motioned for Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. to join him.
26. CK’s Moves Into Jackson as Part of Expansion
- Friday, March 02, 2012
A longtime Memphis diner chain is expanding its presence into the Jackson, Tenn., market.
CK’s Coffee Shop has signed a five-year lease for 1,390 square feet of the existing 4,900-square-foot Old Medina Market Gas Station at 2800 Old Medina Road.
27. Waffle Shop Again Answers Prayers
- Friday, February 24, 2012
GOD’S SAUSAGE. “You might just be a copywriter,” Brick Muller said, staring down at the piece of paper I’d just handed him. On it was an ad idea I’d just pounded out on the 1948 Royal typewriter he was paying me to use as a copywriter. The fact that this was his first recognition that I might be one was gratifying since I’d already been there for nine months.
28. After Protest, Congress Puts Off Movie Piracy Bill
- Monday, January 23, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Caving to a massive campaign by Internet services and their millions of users, Congress indefinitely postponed legislation Friday to stop online piracy of movies and music costing U.S. companies billions of dollars every year. Critics said the bills would result in censorship and stifle Internet innovation.
29. Eason Joins Obsidian As Account Executive
- Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Kelli Eason has joined Obsidian Public Relations as an account executive.
Hometown: Lake Charles, La.
30. A Tasteful List
- Friday, October 14, 2011
A LIST YOU CAN SINK YOUR TEETH INTO. Seems like everybody has a list these days, so, in recognition of the 125th anniversary of The Daily News, here’s mine – 125 things that make Memphis easy to swallow – a sort of alphabetical soup to nuts of local flavor. Friends old and new, and a few long-gone, but I can taste them still.
31. Summit Touts Return of Demand
- Friday, August 26, 2011
“Demand is back” was the theme at the ninth annual Southern Lodging Summit held Downtown this week at The Peabody hotel and the Memphis Cook Convention Center.
Hoteliers and industry execs gathered for the 2011 Summit, which was organized by the Metropolitan Memphis Hotel & Lodging Association and hotel consulting firm Pinkowski & Co.
32. Leadership Memphis Announces Board Members
- Wednesday, July 06, 2011
Leadership Memphis has announced new board members and officers for its new fiscal year.
The officers and executive committee include Eric Robertson, chair; Beverly Jordan, vice chair; Bryan Ford, treasurer; Veronica Coleman Davis, secretary; Chris McLean, immediate past chair; Jeff Gaudino, alumni chair; Christine Munson, development chair; Lemoyne Robinson, program chair; and Jeane Chapman, marketing chair.
33. Haslam Rejects Claims That Teacher Morale Flagging
- Friday, May 27, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam on Wednesday disputed assertions by the Tennessee Education Association's president that teachers feel demoralized and disrespected by new legislation, including a recently passed bill that would limit educators' collective bargaining powers.
34. Flea Market as Business Incubator
- Monday, April 11, 2011
There are MBA programs to make you a business Jedi, business degrees to educate you, incubators to learn from other businesses. And then there is the Tennessee Flea Market. More like the Flea Mall. It opened last week and is the largest indoor flea market in Tennessee.
35. Hybrid Luxury
- Thursday, February 24, 2011
With gas selling at $3 a gallon, the staff at Lexus of Memphis gathered earlier this month for a training session.
The East Memphis dealership had just taken delivery of a first for the luxury carmaker – a five-door hybrid hatchback Lexus. The CT200h is the fifth hybrid Lexus has offered, but the first hybrid car classified as a luxury car that promises to top 40 miles per gallon of gas.
36. Soft Surge
- Monday, December 20, 2010
Self-serve frozen yogurt shops have popped up en masse across the Mid-South in recent months, with the latest batch coming online soon.
The newest addition to the market, Gracie Bleu, opened its doors last week.
- Monday, March 15, 2010
The University of Memphis will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the grand opening of the new University Center today at 10 a.m. The day will include the opening of Tiger Dining’s Union Food Court and later, music and entertainment from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
38. UTHSC College of Medicine Names Smith Interim Dean
- Wednesday, October 21, 2009
J. Lacey Smith has been named interim dean for the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
Smith currently serves as the associate dean of clinical affairs for the College of Medicine and the chief medical officer and executive vice president for UT Medical Group Inc.
39. A River Runs Through Us: Memphis’ once and future connection with the Wolf
- Monday, September 07, 2009
A cottonmouth slithers through the marsh. A wolf spider clings to a cypress tree. A white heron soars above the bottomland forest.
Paddle a canoe down the Ghost River section of the Wolf River in Fayette County and you’ll travel through multiple, distinct ecosystems teeming with wildlife. But while animal sightings convey the true spirit of the Wolf, only one creature – the elusive “river rat” – can verbalize why this river and its wetland corridor are so important.
40. Smith & Nephew Settles Race Bias Suit
- Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Smith & Nephew Inc. has agreed to pay up to $3.5 million plus legal costs to settle a lawsuit filed in 2006 over allegations of racial discrimination in hiring, paying and promoting at its Memphis operation.
41. Avent Joins Smith Seckman Reid
- Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Justin Avent has joined Smith Seckman Reid Inc. as a civil engineer for its environmental group.
42. Landmark Community Bank Names Newell Chairman of Board
- Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Chuck Newell has been elected chairman of the board of directors of Landmark Community Bank and will be based in Landmark’s Collierville branch.
Newell brings more than 28 years of banking experience to the board and currently serves as the president and CEO of Merchants and Planters Bancshares.
43. Archived Article
- Tuesday, December 18, 2007
8580 Tournament Drive
Memphis, TN 38125
Sale Amount: $3 million
Sale Date: Nov. 30, 2007
Buyer: Heico Holding Inc.
44. Heisley-Affiliated Co. BuysJerry West's Former House
- Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Heico Holding Inc., one of several companies tied to Memphis Grizzlies majority owner Michael Heisley, has bought Jerry West's former house on Tournament Drive in Southwind for $3 million.
45. Arkansas Late Entrant to Expanded Gambling Operations in South
- Tuesday, July 31, 2007
LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Day and night, charter buses travel across the Arkansas countryside to Mississippi casinos, ferrying gamblers and their money out of a state that has long been a holdout in the push to bring more gaming to the Bible Belt.
46. Archived Article
- Tuesday, May 15, 2007
6525 N. Quail Hollow Road
Memphis, TN 38120
Sale Amount: $17.5 million
Sale Date: April 27, 2007
Buyer: Memphis-NCR LLC
47. Grizzlies' Corporate ParentBuys Jerry West's House
- Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Hoops LP, the corporate parent of the Memphis Grizzlies NBA team, has bought the Southwind home owned by Jerry West and his wife, Karen. West, president of basketball operations for the Grizzlies, sold the house at 8580
48. Goldstein Named MAAR Associate of the Year
- Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Crye-Leike Realtors associate Pat Goldstein has been awarded the 2006 Realtor Associate of the Year Award by the Memphis Area Association of Realtors. Goldstein has worked as an agent for 23 years and specializes in residential, relocation, first-time homebuyers and new home real estate sales.
49. 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.
50. Local Businessman to Head State Insurance Group
- Wednesday, December 21, 2005
Brad V. Smith, president of Cecil Smith Insurance Agency in Germantown, was elected president of Insurors of Tennessee. Smith has served on the association's board of directors and executive committee for 12 years. He won the group's Chairman of the Year award in 2004 and Insuror of the Year award in 1992.
51. Local Resident Named Land Realtor of America
- Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Keith Morris of 4M Land Co. in Somerville was honored with the 2005 Land Realtor of America award by the Realtors Land Institute. Morris, current president of the Tennesseen RLI chapter, is the first Tennessean to receive the award. He graduated from the University of Memphis.
52. Med Nurse Earns State Leadership Award
- Wednesday, November 02, 2005
The Tennessee Nurses Association recognized Dr. Diane Todd Pace with the Alma E. Gault Leadership Award. Pace is a nurse practitioner/nurse scientist with the Regional Medical Center at Memphis/Health Loop Clinics. She earned a doctorate from the University of Tennessee.
53. Estate Planning Council Elects Officers
- Wednesday, July 20, 2005
The Memphis Estate Planning Council announced the following officers for 2005-2006: David B. Jones, president; Frank E. Davis, vice president; Jeffrey E. Thompson, secretary; James L. Ferguson Jr., treasurer; and Mike Wood, immediate past president. Other executive committee members are Kermit B. Kaiser, Leanne W. McCullough, Samuel N. Graham and Teresa R. Hurst.
54. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, February 23, 2005
Rhodes Psychology Professor to Serve as Diversity Delegate at Leadership Conference
First Horizon Exec Named to Fed Advisory Council
J. Kenneth Glass was appointed to a one-year term on the Federal Reserve Boards Federal Advisory Council. Glas...
55. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, September 08, 2004
GMAQ Elects Officers for 2005
GMAQ Elects 2005 Officers, Directors
The Greater Memphis Association for Quality announced the election of the following officers for 2005: Pat Brown, president; Marcia Boyd, vice president; Felecia Warner, secret...
56. Archived Article: Great Workplace Ii (lead)
- Friday, July 30, 2004
Great Place to Work Impact
Positive Workplace Fosters Productivity
National recognition offers morale boost, financial benefit
The Daily News
Placing nationally as one of Americas top companies apparently goes far beyond ...
57. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, May 26, 2004
MLGW EXEC PRESENTED BEST COMMUNICATIONS AWARD
FedEx's Fred Smith Named CEO of the Year
FedEx Corp. chairman, president and chief executive officer Frederick W. Smith was named Chief Executive of the Year for 2004 by Chief Executive magazine....
58. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, July 02, 2003
Memphis memos 07-02-03
Lisa Wright was given the Presidential Honors Award in BellSouths service leader program for exemplary service to business, residential or wholesale customers. The award is the highest given for customer service within the ...
59. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, June 23, 2003
Calendar of Events June 23-29
Calendar of Events June 23-29
The Pink Palace Museum presents its half-day museum adventure camps today through Friday at its facility, 3050 Central Ave. The camps combine museum resources with games, c...
60. Archived Article: Market Briefs
- Monday, October 07, 2002
The Executive Women International, Memphis Chapter, will celebrate its 45th Anniversary at 5:30 p
The Executive Women Internationals Memphis Chapter will celebrate its 45th anniversary at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 17 in the Continental Ballroom at the Peabo...
61. Archived Article: Marketplace
- Monday, October 22, 2001
Distribution slowdown due to economy, not air traffic deceleration
Distribution slowdown related to economy, not air traffic deceleration
By SUE PEASE
The Daily News
With the economy in a definite holding pattern, the Memphis area and it...
62. Archived Article: Lucb (lead)
- Wednesday, July 11, 2001
By JENNIFER MURLEY Hotel conversion makes room for senior housing By JENNIFER MURLEY The Daily News Work on a $450,000 renovation project that would transform an extended stay hotel into a new senior citizen housing development near Park Avenue and ...
63. Archived Article: Mlk (lead)
- Friday, January 12, 2001
MLK summit leads events commemorating day Summit leads events commemorating MLK By SUE PEASE The Daily News For those wanting to do something to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.s birthday Monday, there are a lot of options in Memphis. Starting tom...
64. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, August 16, 2000
Jerry Corless recently was selected as a member of New England Financials exclusive All-Star Team Laura Linder was hired by The Greater Memphis Arts Council as vice president for marketing and development. Linder joined the staff Aug. 7. She replace...
65. Archived Article: Real Focus (hbg)
- Tuesday, May 30, 2000
Hnedak Bobo creates master plan for firms future Hnedak Bobo creates blueprint for firms future By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News In an effort to ensure its success into the 21st century and beyond, Memphis architecture firm Hnedak Bobo Group has exp...
66. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, May 17, 1999
May 17 May 17 East Memphis Business and Professional Women will meet at 6 p.m. at Park Palace Apartments, 5400 Park Ave. The speaker will be Marie Draper of Drapers Coaching, Motivation and Empowerment Network. The cost is $17. For reservations, cal...
67. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, March 17, 1999
Vastera Adds Dennis Jones, FDX CIO, Dennis H. Jones, executive vice president of information technology and chief information officer for FDX Corp., has been appointed to the board of directors for Vastera Inc. Ernst & Young announced the follow...
68. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, March 18, 1998
Lawrence C Lawrence C. Day has been elected to the newly created position of executive vice president and chief operating officer for TBC Corp. Day comes to TBC from Monro Muffler Brake Inc. of Rochester, N.Y., where he was president and chief execu...
69. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, March 11, 1998
Gary L Gary L. Osing has joined the Waring Cox law firm as chief operating officer. He formerly was director of administration for the law firm of Hand Arendall LLC in Mobile, Ala. He is a graduate of the University of South Alabama and Springfield ...
70. Archived Article: Benchmark
- Thursday, January 08, 1998
Antavio Brigance and Myra Washington-Brigance vs Antavio Brigance and Myra Washington-Brigance vs. Bluff City Nissan Inc., Jerry Hughes and Bond Smith. A Memphis couple is suing a local car dealership over the purchase of a 1995 Nissan Pathfinder on...
71. Archived Article: Law Focus
- Thursday, December 04, 1997
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Legal education for adolescents Tennessee Supreme Court to bring program to Memphis to educate high school students about the judicial process By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News If Judge Robert Childers has anything to do with it...
72. 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...
73. Archived Article: Flood Study Chg
- Thursday, September 04, 1997
Shelby County mayor Jim Rout announced Wednesday the formation of the Memphis Metropolitan Study Steering Committee and appointed 23 people to guide development of an $850,000 plan to prevent flooding in a five-county area Committee to guide flood p...
74. Archived Article: Benchmark
- Thursday, August 21, 1997
Manufacturers Consolidation Service Inc Manufacturers Consolidation Service Inc. vs. Rick Rodell; Cornerstone Systems Inc.; Tim Clay; Pat Nieman; Jerry Rice; Ricardo Fernandez; Guy Wallace; Bruce Hallman; Larry Pritchett; Jack Billingsley; Jim Chalt...
75. Archived Article: Equity Inns
- Friday, May 16, 1997
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Equity Inns announces proposed stock offering By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News Memphis-based Equity Inns announced Thursday that it will publicly offer 7.5 million shares of common stock to raise the $187 million necessary to c...
76. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, May 14, 1997
Pickering Inc Pickering Inc. has announced three new employees: April Horton has joined Pickering as marketing secretary. Horton is a recent graduate of the University of Memphis. She previously was an editorial assistant with the Brotherhood Commis...
77. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, April 16, 1997
Walter L Walter L. "Butch" Rice III has joined Gill Properties as a Realtor-associate. He formerly was a senior financial analyst with Parts Inc. Rice received his undergraduate degree from Furman University and his masters degree in busin...
78. Archived Article: Marketplace Chg
- Monday, March 24, 1997
In an age of low unemployment, one of the hardest hit types of companies are trucking companies Wanted : Drivers Many regional trucking companies are raising wages to attract drivers in age of low unemployment By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News Alt...