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1. Around Memphis: Sept. 10, 2018 -

The Daily News offers a weekly roundup of Memphis-related headlines from around the web, adding context and new perspectives to the original content we produce on a daily basis. Here are some recent stories worth checking out…

2. Moves to Abolish IRV and City Runoff Provision Remain on November Ballot -

After intense lobbying by advocates of instant runoff voting, Memphis city council members doubled down Tuesday, July 24, on their decision to put a referendum on the Nov. 6 ballot that would do away with the current city charter provision calling for instant-runoff voting.

3. The Fuse -

Where and when to hold early voting has been such a low-grade political tug of war in the scheme of low-turnout Memphis elections that it hasn’t caused much of a ripple in the city’s deep political waters.

4. Last Word: About The Election Turnout, Luttrell's Last Budget and Gold Records -

It turns out election turnout in Tuesday’s county primary elections was up from the same election cycle four years ago – almost 19,000 more voters – a 14.9 percent turnout if you only go by the number of “active” voters – 13.4 percent if you go with combined active and “inactive”. Yes, when last we met, I said it was a decrease from 2014. It’s not. And here is how that happened.

5. Last Word: Last Day of Early Voting, Senate Poll and Legislature Goes to Overtime -

The last day of early voting before the May 1 election day is Thursday. And the turnout count through Wednesday has eclipsed the total early voting turnout in this same set of elections in 2010 and 2014. You can find a list of early voting locations and the hours at www.shelbyvote.com, the website of the Shelby County Election Commission. The winners on election night next Tuesday advance to the August county general election.

6. Last Word: The Mural Takedown, Corker's Calculation and Beale Crowd Control -

Cue the organ music from the old-fashioned television soap operas: As the weekend began, city public works crews had painted over – either completely or partially – a lot of the Paint Memphis program murals on the west side of Willett near Lamar. That would be the ones city council members complained about and others that no one complained about.

7. Digest -

Memphis Toys R Us

To Remain Open

A representative with Toys R Us has confirmed to The Daily News that the retailer’s Memphis location, at 7676 Polo Ground Blvd., won’t close after all.

8. Last Word: A New Majority, A Plan After Kroger and Cold Cases -

Shelby County elections administrator Linda Phillips has been watching the ebb and flow of petitions for the 2018 elections and has found what she believes is a link to the weather. “Apparently when the dreaded ‘snow’ word is mentioned in the forecast, not only do people go out and clear the shelves of milk, bread and eggs. They also decide to pick up a petition,” she wrote in an email with the list of who has pulled and who has filed in the last two days.

9. Memphis Sound at 60 -

As Stax Records and Royal Studios both wrap up a year of celebrating their 60th anniversary, The Memphis News looks back at the creators and purveyors of the Memphis sound and its significance, both in its heyday and today.

10. 50 Years Later -

Almost 50 years to the day after he died in a plane crash while on tour, the image and sound of soul singer Otis Redding remains vital and relevant – and heard.

11. Texas Massacre is Seized on by Both Sides in Gun Debate -

Gun-rights supporters have seized on the Texas church massacre as proof of the well-worn saying that the best answer to a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. Gun-control advocates, meanwhile, say the tragedy shows once more that it is too easy to get a weapon in the U.S.

12. Monuments, Elections, TDZ Expansion All Before Council -

Memphis City Council members take a third and final vote Tuesday, Oct. 17, on an ordinance directing the administration to act on “immediate” removal of Confederate monuments from two city parks.

13. Last Word: The Chamber on Forrest, Different Amazon News & More 2018 Dominoes -

The Greater Memphis Chamber rolls out its part of the push by the city administration to get a state waiver for the removal of the Nathan Bedford Forrest statue. Next week is the meeting of the Tennessee Historical Commission with Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland showing up to make his pitch. That is even though the chairman of the body has told him the commission will not take up a waiver at the meeting.

14. City Council Delays Final Vote on Confederate Monuments -

Memphis City Council members delayed a third and final vote on an ordinance that would direct the city administration to remove Confederate monuments in two city parks if the state historical commission doesn’t allow it later this month.

15. The King's Castle: Graceland, Whitehaven open 40th anniversary Elvis Week -

It begins with a trivia contest and a sock hop. Those are the first two events Friday, Aug. 11, at the top of a crowded Elvis Week itinerary that marks 40 years since Elvis Presley died at Graceland.

16. Juxtaposing Views Greet Voting Change -

Memphis City Council members Edmund Ford Jr. and Patrice Robinson have each been on the winning side of a council runoff election and share a district border along Elvis Presley Boulevard in Whitehaven.

17. Revival of Ranked Choice Voting Marks Phillips’ Attention to Detail -

The use of Ranked Choice Voting or instant-runoff voting in Memphis elections was a moot point even before Memphis voters approved it in 2008 in a city charter amendment.

The Shelby County Election Commission had concluded before the charter referendum that its voting systems couldn’t accommodate a method of voting that ranked candidates in a single race by a voter’s preference, instead of a voter picking one and only one candidate.

18. Last Word: Harold Ford Jr. on Change, Tourism Turns a Corner and Sim at UTHSC -

Very different outlooks along party lines still in our delegation to Washington over the Senate’s version of Trumpcare.

On the day the Congressional Budget Office estimated the proposal would end health insurance coverage for 22 million Americans, Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander’s reaction:

19. RedRover Adds Will Cook As Design Architect -

RedRover Sales & Marketing has added three new employees in recent months, including design architect Will Cook, who has more than 10 years of graphic design experience and comes to RedRover from The Commercial Appeal and Savant Learning Systems. In his new role, Cook primarily designs print and web collateral for RedRover’s clients while also assisting the sales and marketing teams in other ways, including participating in sales meetings and calls.

20. Early Voting Starts Today In District 95 Special Election -

Early voting in the general election for the 95th District seat in the state House of Representatives begins Friday, May 26, at 11 a.m. The polls close at 3 p.m.

A breakdown of other early voting times:

21. Last Word: Sessions Visit, Election Day and Beale Street's Journey -

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in Memphis Thursday to talk about crime in a city whose record homicide count in 2016 Sessions has recently mentioned. Sessions is in town to talk with local, state and federal prosecutors and law enforcement. When the Attorney General comes to town, he or she is usually coming with policy talking points from the White House.

22. Strickland Calls For Review of City Hall Escort List -

Memphis Police Director Michael Rallings is reviewing a list of 81 citizens who cannot come to City Hall without a police escort to wherever they are going in the building after Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland requested the review Saturday, Feb. 18.

23. Strickland Calls For Review of City Hall Escort List -

Memphis Police Director Michael Rallings is reviewing a list of 81 citizens who cannot come to City Hall without a police escort to wherever they are going in the building after Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland requested the review Saturday, Feb. 18.

24. Strickland Calls For Review of City Hall Escort List -

Memphis Police Director Michael Rallings is reviewing a list of 81 citizens who cannot come to City Hall without a police escort to wherever they are going in the building after Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland requested the review Saturday, Feb. 18.

25. The Week Ahead: February 20-26 -

Enjoying that spring-like weather, Memphis? It’s another week of politics and music in the Bluff City, highlighted by the anticipated announcement Wednesday of acts that will be playing the Beale Street Music Festival in May. Here are some other highlights:

26. Events -

Elmwood Cemetery will host its Love on the Rocks walking tour Saturday, Feb. 11, at 10:30 a.m. starting at Elmwood Cottage at the cemetery, 824 S. Dudley St. This adults-only walking tour of the “romantically challenged” includes tragic (and humorous) tales of love gone wrong. Tickets are $20. Register at elmwoodcemetery.org.

27. Florida Didn’t Kill UT’s Season; Vanderbilt Could -

Tennessee’s primary goal for the 2016 football season was to win the SEC East Division, and the Vols failed.

Does that mean the season was a failure?

Not yet.

Not until the No. 24-ranked Vols play Vanderbilt on Saturday night (7:30, SEC Network) in Nashville and find out their bowl destination.

28. Last Word: The Long Count, Bigger Than Boutiques and God's View of the NBA -

It's Veterans Day with the annual Downtown parade starting at 10 a.m. Friday and a wreath-laying ceremony an hour later at the Doughboy Statue in Overton Park.

The long local vote count since Tuesday is still underway as Thursday becomes Friday. It should wrap up Friday with the provisional ballot count completed.

29. Last Word: Beale Street Blues, Feds Review MPD and Midtown Kroger -

It’s the Grizz season opener against the Minnesota Timberwolves at FedExForum Wednesday. But there was plenty of drama in the Grizzlies office Tuesday afternoon of the non-Grizz variety but nevertheless a shade of Beale Street blue.

30. Last Word: The One Before November, Defining The Outsider and Stock Exchange -

Election Day arrives in Shelby County.

And this election cycle, in the shadow of the November Presidential general election, has turned out to be pretty interesting.

31. The Rest of the August Ballot -

If all goes according to plan on the Aug. 4 election day, Linda Phillips hopes the result is that you don’t see her in any of the reporting on election night.

32. 10 Years After Housing Peaked, US is More of a Renter Nation -

MOUNT PLEASANT, South Carolina (AP) – It's a troublesome story playing out across America in the 10 years since the housing bubble peaked and then burst in a ruinous crash: As real estate has climbed back, homeowners are thriving while renters are struggling.

33. Last Word: Cavaliers, The Longer County Tax Season and The New Elections Chief -

The Cleveland Cavaliers are the NBA champs, beating the Golden State Warriors 93 – 89 in the final game of the NBA’s second season. I don’t want to hear a word about how baseball takes too long.

34. Last Word: Mud Island Money, Elvis Mystery and Beyond Barbecue -

It looks like the dry rub will be in order for Memphis in May's barbecue weekend with a shower or two keeping the dust down in Tom Lee Park Wednesday.

If you can see it through the smoke, Mud Island might strike a first-tme observer as a marked contrast to all of the activity in Tom Lee Park that goes right up to the bluff's edge.

35. Fisher & Phillips Adds David Jones -

Attorney David S. Jones has joined Fisher & Phillips LLP as a partner in the firm’s Memphis office. Jones has more than 15 years’ experience in immigration and employment law, most recently serving as a partner at Jackson Lewis P.C. In his new role, he represents corporate clients in complex matters relating to both immigration benefits and enforcement, as well as export control compliance under the Export Administration Regulations and International Traffic in Arms Regulations.

36. Last Word: Pastner's Georgia Tech Post-Season, Who Filed and Greensward Invitations -

Not so fast with the off-season. There is a Memphis post-season after all.

And the Grizz found it Thursday like a light at the end of a long-tunnel where a lot of people slipped and fell and can’t get up.
The light was Houston flaming out at home to Phoenix without the Grizzlies having to make a basket.
It’s all about the math. Stay in school, young people.

37. Last Word: Deannexation, Pastner Past the Season and Chewing Gum and Walking -

The much-discussed deannexation bill in the Tennessee Legislature always had the votes Monday evening in the House with Memphis Democrats succeeding only in delaying the outcome in Nashville by about two hours.
The bill passed by a wide margin after a debate that was for the most part Memphis against the rest of the state starting just outside the city limits with Republicans in the Shelby County legislative delegation.
And there is some dispute between the bill’s sponsor from the Chattanooga area and Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland. Strickland puts the potential loss of tax revenue to the city at $80 million. Rep. Mike Carter says it is more like $27 million.

38. Timeout For Fresh Quotes -

THE SPORTS QUOTES YOU HAVEN’T HEARD. While the Super Bowl, Iowa and New Hampshire are behind us, the rest of the primaries, the general election, and a million tired sports analogies and metaphors are regrettably still in front of us … as in, we’re still in the early innings.

39. Last Word: Time and The Greensward, Crosstown High and Race and Sports -

Remember how the schools merger story of about five years ago would change by the hour at times? That story has met its equal in what is becoming the first major challenge of the new Strickland administration at City Hall – the Overton Park Greensward.
So much happened before noon Tuesday on the first day of the short work week that it required waiting for the dust to settle on several fronts.
Here is the latest on a very fluid and volatile situation that could very well change as you are reading this.
Luckily we report at a time when you can change stories on line to keep up with such changes.
Zoos and parks and protests featuring brass bands suggest to a casual observer that this is not very serious as controversies go.
And maybe that was the case about a year and a half ago when a group of high school students decided to block the gravel driveway from the zoo parking lot onto the greensward.
But consider this:
The Memphis Zoo is working toward a March 1 opening of its new exhibit, Zambezi River Hippo Camp, a $22-million attraction that from what we saw just a few months ago will likely draw big crowds to the zoo in the spring.
The zoo was preparing for that starting with the removal of 27 trees from the north end of the greensward.
The best Mayor Jim Strickland could get from both sides – the zoo and Overton Park Conservancy – at his meeting with them Tuesday was a commitment to take his proposal for mediation to their respective boards.
The zoo board has authorized its leaders to file a lawsuit in Chancery Court over the greensward and it’s very likely the zoo would go to court before the March 1 opening because of the crowds on their way.
If the work to come by the zoo in advance of the March 1 opening involves heavy machinery, the reaction is likely to draw a much bigger protest than the ones Memphis Police have so far watched from a distance without making arrests.
As in all pressing political dramas, this controversy has the accelerant of timing.

40. Deadly Shooting in Chattanooga Voted Top Story of 2015 -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The fatal shooting of four Marines and a sailor in Chattanooga has been voted the top Tennessee news story of 2015.

Muhammad Abdulazeez, a 24-year-old naturalized U.S. citizen, opened fire on a recruiting center and a reserve facility on July 16. The FBI recently described the attack as an act "inspired and motivated by foreign terrorist propaganda."

41. Strickland Names 26 to Eight Transition Committees -

Memphis Mayor-elect Jim Strickland announced Wednesday, Oct. 21, that he has named 26 people to eight committees that are the structure of his transition committee.

The transition committee members were chosen by Strickland along with the three co-chairs of the transition committee.

42. Mayor-Elect Jim Strickland Names Transition Co-Chairs -

Three business and community leaders are set to lead Memphis Mayor-elect Jim Strickland’s transition team in the 10-week run-up to when he takes office.

Strickland announced Wednesday, Oct. 14, that the co-chairs of the transition team will be Rosie Phillips Bingham, vice president of student affairs at the University of Memphis; Emily Greer, chief administrative officer of ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; and Mitch Graves, CEO of HealthChoice LLC.

43. New Mayor in Town -

Jim Strickland has some big decisions to make.

At the top of the list: make sure the toilets are flushing, the lights are coming on at night and the stoplights are flashing red, yellow and green.

44. Mayor-Elect Jim Strickland Names Transition Co-Chairs -

Three business and community leaders are set to lead Memphis Mayor-elect Jim Strickland’s transition team in the 10-week run-up to when he takes office.

Strickland announced Wednesday, Oct. 14, that the co-chairs of the transition team will be Rosie Phillips Bingham, vice president of student affairs at the University of Memphis; Emily Greer, chief administrative officer of ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; and Mitch Graves, CEO of HealthChoice LLC.

45. Preseason Analysis: Vols Will Defeat Oklahoma, Finish 8-4 -

Tennessee’s football team has something to prove as it concludes the first week of preseason practices and moves forward to the 2015 season.

The Vols must prove they belong in the national picture in Butch Jones’ third year as coach.

46. Daniel Allen Joins Red Door As Financial Adviser -

Daniel Allen has joined Red Door Wealth Management as vice president, financial adviser, marking Red Door’s first hire of a financial adviser since its inception in 2010. In his new role, Allen helps develop client relationships and financial strategies that solve complex financial issues and create value for clients.

47. Economic Microscope -

Back in 2012, Century Wealth Management president and founder Jay Healy was telling the firm’s clients that the U.S. stock market was behaving like a coiled spring.

48. Rieger Begins Work at Memphis Chamber -

Tom Rieger recently joined the Greater Memphis Chamber as senior vice president of member development, a role in which he will oversee major fundraising activities, conduct membership drive campaigns and implement revenue enhancement opportunities.

49. Marx-Bensdorf Expands in East Memphis -

A prominent Memphis realty company has expanded its presence in East Memphis. Marx-Bensdorf Realtors has grown in the office building at 5860 Ridgeway Loop Blvd. by 526 square feet, bringing its total to 4,653 square feet.

50. Bourland Heflin to Expand, Renovate Poplar Home -

A Memphis law firm is expanding its East Memphis office and improving public areas for clients and visitors.

Bourland Heflin Alvarez Minor & Matthews PLC renewed and expanded its lease in the 5400 Poplar Ave. office building.

51. Office Team Helps Colliers Expand Local Footprint -

As a part of the Colliers International office in Memphis’ growth strategy, the brokerage office has been expanding its presence in the office sector over the past year by adding a new office team consisting of Frazier Baker and Will Barden.

52. Affordable Care Act -

On Oct. 1, a new shopping website will launch in Tennessee.

Much like Amazon.com, it will offer a place where consumers can compare products from different sellers and buy the one that best suits their needs.

53. Visionary Plan -

Southern College of Optometry is putting the finishes touches on the first of three phases of major renovations that will take place over the next decade.

“When we developed our strategic plan, we looked at what we wanted the school to look like in 10 to 15 years,” said Southern College of Optometry President Dr. Richard Phillips.

54. Events -

Greater Memphis Chamber will hold its annual Chairman’s Luncheon Wednesday, Dec. 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Peabody, 149 Union Ave. Cost is $150 for chamber members and $200 for nonmembers. R.S.V.P. to Tunga Lee at tlee@memphischamber.com or 543-3571.

55. Memphis Music Hall of Fame Names 25 Initial Inductees -

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. joined with representatives from the Smithsonian-developed Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum Tuesday, Oct. 16, in announcing the launch of a Memphis Music Hall of Fame tribute to the city’s musical legends.

56. Memphis Music Hall of Fame Names 25 Initial Inductees -

Memphis Mayor AC Wharton joined with representatives from the Smithsonian-developed Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum Tuesday, Oct. 16, in announcing the launch of a Memphis Music Hall of Fame tribute to the city’s musical legends.

57. Marking History -

For years, business owners in a row of four Quonset huts on the north side of Chelsea Avenue near McLean Boulevard have become accustomed to visitors from across the country and around the world stopping by for a look.

58. Cowart Finds Perfect Fit At Fisher & Phillips -

Craig Cowart, a partner in the Memphis office of Fisher & Phillips LLP, joined the firm’s local office after it opened here in January.

59. White Joins BankTennessee As Mortgage Specialist -

Judy Sulton White has joined BankTennessee as a mortgage loan specialist. White has worked in the mortgage industry for 30 years and will focus on new-home financing options, mortgage refinances and custom construction loans.

60. MED Fdtn. Names Brandenburg Director of Development -

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.

61. 2 Centuries After New Madrid Quakes, What's Next? -

MEMPHIS (AP) – The United States was still a young nation when three major earthquakes rocked the central Mississippi River valley in the winter of 1811-1812.

Chimneys fell, the earth heaved and church bells rang hundreds of miles away, set off by the powerful vibrations from what is now called the New Madrid Seismic Zone. As farmland rolled and shuddered, the shock waves spread as far as New York and the Carolinas.

62. Cash-Strapped Cities, Schools Say: 'Your Ad Here' -

CHICAGO (AP) – Seven vinyl banners draped this month along one of Chicago's most iconic bridges, advertisements some have dubbed "a visual crime" and "commercial graffiti," are reviving a debate about how governments raise money in tough economic times.

63. Burke Recognized As Outstanding Faculty Advisor -

Tracie L. Burke, director of the Honors Program and Chair/Professor of Behavioral Sciences at Christian Brothers University has been named Tennessee’s Outstanding Faculty Advisor by the National Academic Advising Association.

64. Rejuvenating Sears Crosstown Building Needs Civic Vision -

When it opened in 1927, the Sears Crosstown building employed more than 1,000 people and drew shoppers from at least three states to a store that sold everything from candy to horse harnesses to homebuilding materials.

65. Pinnacle Awards Honor City’s Best Brokers -

As emcee Dan Conaway noted in his opening address Thursday night at the 10th annual Pinnacle Awards, “OK is the new great.”

66. Pinnacle Awards Honor City's Best Brokers -

As emcee Dan Conaway noted in his opening address Thursday night at the 10th annual Pinnacle Awards, “OK is the new great.”

67. Even in Liberal Bastions, GOP Sees Election Chance -

HYANNIS PORT, Mass. (AP) — In the congressional district that's home to the Kennedy family compound, a Kennedy public skating rink and a Kennedy museum, the heart of liberalism is beating uneasily.

68. Back on the Air -

After being silent and nearly forgotten for more than 50 years, the radio station that helped launch the careers of such music pioneers as B.B. King, Johnny Cash, Howlin’ Wolf, Ike Turner, Carl Perkins, Albert King – and even Elvis Presley – is back.

69. Candidates Battle it Out in Democratic Primary -

Before voters get to the slimmer, trimmer Aug. 5 race for Shelby County mayor, some of them must decide the three-candidate Democratic primary on the May 4 ballot.

As political races go, this one has enough drama to make it interesting.

70. Snowflake Technologies Breaks Away -

Snowflake Technologies Corp. has emerged from the ashes of Luminetx.

The former subsidiary of Luminetx Corp., which was not part of the deal when Christie Digital Systems Inc. acquired the company in December, is now a free-standing company with its own board of directors.

71. Sale of Luminetx Proposed as Company Flounders -

Luminetx Corp. is operating in the red and may soon run out of money unless its shareholders agree to sell the company to Christie Digital Systems Inc.

72. Sale of Luminetx Proposed as Company Flounders -

Luminetx Corp. is operating in the red and may soon run out of money unless its shareholders agree to sell the company to Christie Digital Systems Inc.

73. Ark. Supreme Court Suspends Circuit Judge -

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Supreme Court suspended a judge on Thursday until the end of his term next year, ruling that he kept practicing law while serving as a circuit judge.

Justices suspended Phillips County Circuit Judge L.T. Simes without pay until Dec. 31, 2010. The court said, however, that Simes could seek office again – rejecting a recommendation from the state panel that disciplines judges.

74. Luminetx Founder at Odds With Management -

Editor’s Note: On Oct. 9, 2009, it was announced that Roxane Bischofberger and Luminetx Corp. settled their dispute amicably on terms agreeable to both sides, and all claims and counterclaims have been dismissed. The litigation was resolved pursuant to a confidential settlement.

75. Peeples Promoted to Administrator At Methodist Alliance Health Services -

Trip Peeples has been promoted to administrator for Methodist Alliance Health Services' Home Medical Equipment and Infusion division.

Peeples has been with Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare for seven years, most recently serving as corporate director of finance and reimbursement and interim chief financial officer for Methodist Extended Care Hospital.

76. Midtown Dev. Corp. Elects Board, Seeks Nonprofit Status -

A group of people has come together with the goal of mapping a growth strategy and revitalizing Midtown Memphis.

The Midtown Development Corp. (MDC), originally called the Midtown Redevelopment Corp., is a gathering of Midtown stakeholders such as business owners, neighborhood associations, architects and residents who want to address issues ranging from safety to beautification.

77. Despite Strong Engineering Resume, Darty Keeps Focus on Team -

On paper, Mark A. Darty's long list of accomplishments in the engineering field is impressive, to say the least.

In addition to his work as executive vice president of research, development and manufacturing at Luminetx Corp., he
has been a lead engineer at McDonnell Douglas Aerospace (now The Boeing Co.) and developed avionics - aviation electronics - for the F-16 fighter aircraft. He also has created products such as solid state power systems for NASA and wearable computers for the U.S. Army.

78. Former Smith & Nephew ExecNamed Luminetx Officer -      The company behind the VeinViewer medical device has hired a former Smith & Nephew executive as the company's chief operating officer.
     Rodney Schutt recently began work as Memphis-based

79. Gossett Replaces PhillipsAs Luminetx CEO -      Businessman Al Gossett, owner of Gossett Motor Cars, has replaced Jim Phillips as chairman and chief executive officer of Luminetx Corp.
     Gossett will hold the position of interim chairma

80. Through the Looking Glass -

Imagine just waving your hand over a screen to pay the check at a restaurant.

It might sound like something from a "Star Trek" episode, but researchers at Snowflake Technologies in Memphis are well on their way to making it happen.

81. Methodist Le Bonheur Boosts Image With New VeinViewer Devices -

With its decision to use nine VeinViewers throughout its system, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare has made a huge vote of confidence in the homegrown medical imaging device.

VeinViewer is produced by Memphis-based Luminetx Corp. at 1256 Union Ave. The technology was discovered by scientists at the University of Tennessee and developed by Luminetx over about a year and a half. Each unit is sold for $25,000.

82. VeinViewer Device Gets Warm Reception in Medical Community -

For many people, the mere thought of a trip to the doctor or hospital inspires fear. Most of that comes from one source - needles.

But one Memphis company has developed technology that could ease the minds of many patients. It's called the VeinViewer, and it could change the way people view having blood drawn.

83. Luminetx Gets $15 MillionTo Promote Vein-Locating Device -      Luminetx raised approximately $15 million from "strategic investors and existing shareholders" in a recent financing round, company officials announced Friday.
     The money will fund the ma

84. Events -

Grill 83, McEwen's on Monroe, Felicia Suzanne's Restaurant and Stella will hold a progressive wine dinner today beginning at 6:45 p.m. Each restaurant will serve a course that will be paired with a glass of complimentary wine from Napa, Calif.-based Stags' Leap Winery. Cost is $85 per person plus tax and gratuity. Seating is limited. For reservations, call Felicia Suzanne's at 523-0877.

85. Events -

The Memphis Area Association of Realtors holds a broker forum on "Threats to the MLS" today from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Call 818-2444 for reservations.

86. First Mercantile Taps Maness to Handle National Accounts -

Philip E. Maness has been appointed director of national accounts and executive vice president of First Mercantile in Cordova. He began his career with First Mercantile in 1984, serving most recently as strategic planning officer.

87. Hotel Chisca Faces Possible Demolition -

Toward the end of the public tour visitors get to take of Sun Studio, the tour guide punches a button on a large piece of recording equipment, sending the wound-up voice of deejay Dewey Phillips howling through the speakers.

88. Commercial Advisors' Jensen Voted Commercial Broker of the Year -

Larry Jensen has received the 2005 Pinnacle Award for Commercial Broker of the Year from the Memphis Area Association of Realtors' Commercial Council. Jensen is president and CEO of Commercial Advisors LLC. He has more than 30 years of experience in real estate.

89. Events -

The Memphis BioWorks Development Council meets today from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the University of Memphis Fogelman Executive Center, 330 Innovation Drive. Jim Phillips, president and CEO of Luminetx, is the guest speaker. Cost is $20. Contact Mike Demster at 543-3570.

90. Events -

The Women's Foundation for a Greater Memphis presents "Empower Your Future with Financial Planning" today from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Community Foundation, 1900 Union Ave. Cost is $25, which includes lunch. Visit www.wfgm.org or contact Teresa Cheeks at 578-9346 to register.

91. Events -

The Mid-South Small Business Chamber holds its monthly membership meeting breakfast and seminar Tuesday from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Select at 5795 Poplar Ave. Keynote speaker Jim Blasingame, syndicated columnist and award-winning host of "The Small Business Advocate," radio show, presents his "Small Business Survival Course." Members pay $20 for breakfast only and $47 for breakfast and seminar. Non-members pay $25 for breakfast only and $75 for breakfast and seminar. Call 259-1093 or visit www.smallbusinesschamber.com to register.

92. Speed Gets Swift Nod as Shareholder in Firm's Memphis Office -

Lea Hall Speed has been named shareholder for Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC's Memphis office. Speed is a member of the Intellectual Property Practice Group and an active member of the Tennessee Bar Association's intellectual property section.

93. Unique Mixed-Use Development Planned for DeSoto -

A group of investors - including one Germantown resident - is planning to build what could be the largest land development in DeSoto County history.

Ron Schillinger, a partner in Riverbend Crossing LLC, said the idea of building an all-inclusive, 4,100-acre neighborhood came from his childhood memories of attending school in Memphis in the 1950s.

94. Team Sets New Standards in E-Learning -

The age-old practice of training employees using a lecture-based method - one lecturer standing before a class of 10 or more students - may well be on its way to extinction.

Technology-based training methods are making a serious dent in the overall field of employee training as more and more companies move toward online learning.

95. Major Work Set to Start in Biomedical District -

It will be hard to miss the next milestone in Memphis' emerging bioscience industry.

For anyone who's up at 6:30 a.m. Nov. 6 and enjoying free refreshments at any of the public tents set up near Baptist Memorial Hospital on Union Avenue, the early morning hours will be rattled by a cascade of steel and debris.

96. Police Department Forms in Piperton -

Watch out Piperton law breakers - a new sheriff is in town.

The southwest Fayette County community, which reflected a population of just under 700 in the 2000 U.S. Census, recently established its own police department.

97. Archived Article: Newsmakers - TMA Elects Surgeon to Board of Trustees

Local Surgeon Elected to Medical Association Board

The Tennessee Medical Association elected vascular surgeon Dr. Hugh Francis III to serve a three-year term on its Board of Trustees. Francis previously ...

98. Archived Article: Newsmakers - Crye-Leike CEO Named Secretary of International Organization

New Assistant District Attorneys Appointed

Shelby County District Attorney Bill Gibbons announced the reappointment of former assistant district attorney Ray Lepone and the appointme...

99. Archived Article: Events - The University of Memphis hosts a Regional Aeronautics Student Conference on April 5 and April 6 at the FedEx Institute of Te

The University of Memphis Regional Aeronautics Student Conference continues today at the FedEx Institute of Technology a...

100. Archived Article: Events - The University of Memphis hosts a Regional Aeronautics Student Conference on April 5 and April 6 at the FedEx Institute of Te

The University of Memphis hosts a Regional Aeronautics Student Conference today and Tuesday at the Holiday Inn-Universit...