Editorial Results (free)
1. A Summer of Ingestion, Part 2
- Thursday, August 11, 2016
It’s been a summer of ingestion – not indigestion. I’ve read, I’ve watched. Last week I wrote about movies. This week the topic is books.
Not long ago I reviewed Chris Bachelder’s “The Throwback Special” (2015). So, you know I liked that novel about 22 guys meeting annually to re-enact one football play. But let me give you another memorable quote from it: “Chad chewed on the inside of his lip, considering whether or not to tell the story about the nest of mice in his dishwasher.”
2. Killing Keystone XL, Obama Says Pipeline Not in US Interests
- Monday, November 09, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama killed a Canadian energy giant's application to build the Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, declaring the proposed project wouldn't serve U.S. national interests and would have undercut America's global leadership on climate change. The decision capped a seven-year saga that spiraled into one of the biggest environmental flashpoints of Obama's presidency.
3. Congress, FBI Moving on Veterans Affairs Health Care
- Thursday, June 12, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – As Congress moves to help thousands of military veterans enduring long wait times for VA medical care, the FBI said it has opened a criminal investigation into the Department of Veterans Affairs.
4. Golf Tourney Welcoming Deep Field
- Thursday, June 05, 2014
A year ago, former University Georgia standout Harris English tamed TPC Southwind for his first career victory on the PGA Tour, holding off Phil Mickelson and three others in the final round.
“I have a lot of good thoughts for this place,” English said Wednesday, on the eve of the 57th FedEx St. Jude Classic that tees off the morning of Thursday, June 5.
5. Teeing Off
- Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Everyone was in a good mood. Not just normally affable Grizzlies players Mike Conley and Mike Miller, but former Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins and Pro Football Hall-of-Famer Jim Brown, a couple of hard-nosed throwback types.
6. IronHorse Makes New Hire, Launches Mutual Fund
- Saturday, May 10, 2014
Memphis-based investment firm IronHorse Capital Management has hired a managing director for national sales, a new hire that comes at the same time as the firm has launched its first mutual fund product.
7. GOP Blocks Democrats' Minimum Wage Try in Senate
- Thursday, May 01, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – Senate Republicans derailed a Democratic drive Wednesday to raise the federal minimum wage, blocking a cornerstone of President Barack Obama's economic plans and ensuring the issue will be a major feature of this fall's congressional elections.
8. State of the Union: Of Pledges, Pleas and Setbacks
- Thursday, January 23, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – Here's a little secret about the State of the Union address that President Barack Obama will deliver next week: He'll give Congress a long list of requests but few likely will be approved. That's just the reality of a politically divided government.
9. As Shutdown Drags On, Time to Call in Mediator?
- Friday, October 11, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Maybe it's time to call in a mediator – if there's one not on furlough.
President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans are in stalemate over a partial government shutdown now in its second week. And a looming crisis over the federal debt limit is rapidly approaching, with economists saying that could have a devastating effect on the U.S. economy.
10. Interior Chief Salazar Stepping Down in March
- Thursday, January 17, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, who oversaw a moratorium on offshore drilling after the BP oil spill and promoted alternative energy sources throughout the nation, will step down in March.
11. Indie Memphis Festival Gets a Tech Feel
- Friday, October 05, 2012
Based on a lineup the nonprofit organization released, this year’s Indie Memphis Film Festival will feel a lot like the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas.
It’s a reflection of the digital convergence of film, music and interactive media. Adding a kind of innovation and technology focus to the festival is something organizers have wanted to add for a while, according to Indie Memphis board president Iddo Patt.
12. Indie Memphis Festival Gets New Tech Elements
- Wednesday, October 03, 2012
There’s a decided South by Southwest feel to this year’s Indie Memphis Film Festival, based on a lineup the nonprofit sent out Tuesday afternoon.
For the 15th annual festival, which happens Nov. 1 through Nov. 4, the festival has added new innovation and technology events on topics that range from design trends to digital storytelling, data management and the innovation economy. That’s in addition to screening the independent films and showcasing musical acts that are a staple of the event.
13. As Election Nears, New Rules are Facing Delays
- Tuesday, July 31, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – When the Obama administration agreed to set the first-ever federal limits on runoff in Florida, environmental groups were pleased. They thought the state's waters would finally get a break from a nutrient overdose that spawns algae, suffocates rivers, lakes and streams and forms byproducts in drinking water that could make people sick.
14. Drug Prices to Plummet in Wave of Expiring Patents
- Tuesday, July 26, 2011
The cost of prescription medicines used by millions of people every day is about to plummet.
The next 14 months will bring generic versions of seven of the world's 20 best-selling drugs, including the top two: cholesterol fighter Lipitor and blood thinner Plavix.
15. 47 House Dems Want to Extend Investment Tax Cuts
- Wednesday, September 29, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of 47 House Democrats are telling party leaders they want to continue Bush-era tax cuts on investment income, breaking ranks with President Barack Obama and exposing divisions among Democrats over their party's pre-election message about taxes.
16. Senators Willing to Scale Back Energy Bill
- Wednesday, June 30, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – The authors of sweeping energy legislation stalled in the Senate said Tuesday they were prepared to scale back their bill to get Republican support.
Sens. John Kerry and Joe Lieberman made the comments after meeting at the White House with fellow senators and President Barack Obama, who is pushing for action in the wake of the Gulf oil spill.
17. IRS Files $1.1M Lien Against Daly
- Thursday, May 20, 2010
The Internal Revenue Service has filed a $1.1 million federal income tax lien against professional golfer John Daly.
18. Migliara Buys Summer Avenue Retail Center from Las Vegas Owner
- Tuesday, December 15, 2009
6343 U.S. 70 (Summer Ave.)
Memphis, TN 38134
Sale Amount: $1.2 Million
Sale Date: Nov. 25, 2009
Buyer: Lawrence Migliara
Seller: Biz Point Property Group LLC
Loan Amount: $1.2 million
Loan Date: Nov. 25, 2009
Maturity Date: Dec. 5, 2014
Lender: Trustmark National Bank
19. Daly’s Former Home Has New Owner
- Monday, December 14, 2009
Professional golfer John Daly’s former home on Legends Drive in Germantown has a new owner. Scott and Niloofar Baymiller bought the two-story, 7,671-square-foot home Nov. 30 for $950,000 from an entity called Selene RMOF REO Acquisition LLC.
20. Foreclosure Crisis Hits All Sectors Of Community
- Friday, May 22, 2009
Not even the rich and famous are immune to foreclosure, as evidenced by a handful of mortgage defaults by high-profile figures during the past year.
Six months after Isaac Hayes’ death, his Cordova home at 9280 Riveredge Drive was foreclosed and sold back to Regions Bank for $712,000, half of what the soul singer paid for the property in 2002.
21. Lorenzen Wright’s Home Sold Back to Bank
- Wednesday, May 13, 2009
The Eads home of former University of Memphis and Grizzlies basketball player Lorenzen Wright has been sold back to the bank following a foreclosure.
BankTennessee on Friday bought the custom-built, 12,475-square-foot house, near Raleigh-LaGrange and Reid Hooker roads, for $1.3 million on the Shelby County Courthouse steps.
22. John Daly’s Home Foreclosed, Sold on Courthouse Steps
- Tuesday, March 03, 2009
9844 Legends Drive
Germantown, TN 38139
Sale Amount: $1.2 Million
Sale Date: Feb. 5, 2009
Buyer: Regions Bank
Seller: J. Phillip Jones, Substitute Trustee
23. Big Arts Donation To be Announced Today at Rhodes
- Thursday, October 05, 2006
He's the chairman of a Nashville record label, a former lieutenant governor of California, a mega-philanthropist and a self-made titan of the music industry.
And today, Mike Curb - who heads Nashville-based Curb Records - is announcing a large-scale investment in Memphis that likely will include a sizable donation to Rhodes College. Details of his project, which apparently will bring together educators, students, artists and more to promote Southern music, all will be unveiled today at a national conference on the arts hosted at Rhodes.
24. Xanadu Owner Makes Guitars from Cigar Boxes
- Wednesday, March 29, 2006
When John and Beverly Lowe started Xanadu Music and Books at the corner of Winchester and Old Germantown roads in Hickory Hill in 1987, they only sold books. Then, they started selling musical instruments and merchandise. Now, after having moved to 2200 Central Ave. in 2000, they've added cigar box guitars.
25. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, February 19, 1996
02-19 Calendar Feb. 19 The Roundtable for Women in Foodservice, Memphis chapter, will meet from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Shelby Place. Judy Patton, senior vice president of Food Insights, will speak on "Understanding Your Customer: The Psychology Be...