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1. Starbucks to Close Stores for Afternoon for Bias Training
- Wednesday, April 18, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks, trying to tamp down a racially charged uproar over the arrest of two black men at one of its stores in Philadelphia, plans to close more than 8,000 U.S. stores for several hours next month to conduct racial-bias training for its nearly 175,000 workers.
2. Tax Law Gives Unexpected Break to Farmers Who Sell to Co-Ops
- Friday, January 19, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Key senators and farm groups are trying to fix a provision in the federal tax overhaul that gave an unexpected tax break to farmers who sell their crops to cooperatives rather than regular companies.
3. 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.
4. Poll: Tennessee Voters More Moderate Than Some Think
- Friday, December 15, 2017
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennesseans are more moderate than their neighbors think they are, and their views of Congress and President Donald Trump have soured some in the past few months, according to a Vanderbilt University poll released Thursday.
5. Week Ahead: Oct. 9-15
- Monday, October 9, 2017
Hey, Memphis! The real NBA and college basketball seasons creep closer with teasing events this week and the schedule of fun things to do is highlighted by the second annual Memphis Food & Wine Festival Saturday evening. Here’s toasting to a great week.
6. Statue of Martin Luther King Jr. Unveiled in his Hometown
- Tuesday, August 29, 2017
ATLANTA (AP) – The daughter of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. stood beside her father's newly unveiled statue Monday, just a few blocks from where he grew up, handing out hugs and telling each well-wisher: "It's about time."
7. The Redbirds’ Dream Season is Not Being Duplicated in St. Louis
- Wednesday, July 19, 2017
On Monday, July 17, in Oklahoma City, the Memphis Redbirds pulled off their third win in their last at-bat as Patrick Wisdom hit a ninth-inning home run in a 5-3 victory. It was their seventh straight win and their 15th in their last 17 games.
8. Subway Looking to Update Stores' Not-So-Fresh Look
- Tuesday, July 18, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) – Subway wants to freshen up the look of its stores as it tries to stem a sales decline.
The sandwich chain says the redesign – which includes a brighter atmosphere, displays of vegetables behind the counter and ordering tablets – is the first major revamp since the early 2000s. The changes will take place as stores around the country are remodeled and new ones are built.
9. Can Top Recruiting Class, Loyalty Save Warlick’s Job With Lady Vols?
- Friday, March 31, 2017
It looks like Butch Jones isn’t the only University of Tennessee coach on the hot seat. The Lady Vols’ second-round exit from the NCAA Tournament increased the scrutiny and pressure on Holly Warlick. After five seasons and no trips to the Women’s Final Four, the clock is ticking.
10. Election Fallout: What a Trump Or Clinton Presidency Means for State
- Saturday, November 5, 2016
Donald Trump is going to win easily in Tennessee.
Everyone, most of all the campaigns for both Trump and Hillary Clinton, accept this fact, as evidenced by the lack of campaign time spent in the state – and most of the South, for that matter – during this contentious campaign cycle.
11. Rhodes Honors Judith Haas With Faculty Service Award
- Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Dr. Judith Haas, associate professor of English at Rhodes College, has been presented the 2016 Jameson M. Jones Award for Outstanding Faculty Service, which honors a current faculty member who has rendered exemplary service and provided leadership to the Rhodes community.
Haas, who joined the Rhodes faculty in 2002, has served as co-director of the college’s post-graduate fellowships and scholarships initiatives; secretary-treasurer for the Rhodes chapter of Phi Beta Kappa; and director of the Gender and Sexuality Studies Program. She also serves on the committee charged with revising the college’s Title IX policy on Sexual Misconduct.
12. What Would It Take for Trump to Lose Tennessee Voters?
- Thursday, August 11, 2016
Murfreesboro Realtor Larry Sims almost closes his ears when Donald Trump speaks.
“He gets out of bounds. Of course, the press, they love it because they get to exploit his sayings and doings,” says Sims, who traveled to Cleveland, Ohio, as a Trump delegate for the Republican National Convention.
13. Last Word: The Curtain Falls in Nashville, Political Cuneiform and Ramsey Talks
- Thursday, March 31, 2016
And in less than a half hour Wednesday, the de-annexation drama that should qualify as the political equivalent of a Netflix binge-watchable television series made just for Memphis was done.
14. Can GOP Keep Grasp On Success Ramsey Built?
- Thursday, March 31, 2016
As much as Tennessee Republicans want to put a happy face on the departure of Senate Speaker and Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, holding it together in the wake of his departure will be an awesome task.
15. Impatient Clemmons Anxious for Minority Voice to Be Heard
- Saturday, January 23, 2016
Democratic state Rep. John Ray Clemmons is only halfway through his first two-year term representing District 55 in Nashville. But he’s not willing to wait years to speak out or push for change.
16. North Texas Could Never Upset the Vols, Right?
- Saturday, November 14, 2015
No way Tennessee’s football team can lose Saturday’s homecoming game against North Texas, one of the worst teams in college football.
Tennessee (5-4) was a 40.5-point favorite early in the week coming off a 27-24 victory over South Carolina last Saturday at Neyland Stadium.
17. Craig Gordon Joins Advanced Dermatology
- Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Dr. M. Craig Gordon has joined Advanced Dermatology & Skin Cancer Associates. As a general dermatologist, Gordon manages dermatologic conditions ranging from acne, warts, eczema and psoriasis to more complex cutaneous lymphomas and autoimmune skin conditions. He also performs cutaneous surgeries and offer medical cosmetic services.
18. Top Beer Makers to Join Forces to Face Industry Challenges
- Wednesday, October 14, 2015
BRUSSELS (AP) — The world's biggest beer maker clinched a deal Tuesday to take over its nearest rival in a bid to stave off the megabrewers' most serious problems: the surge in popularity of craft brews and weakening sales in the rich markets of the U.S. and Europe.
19. Boner, Fate and the Summer of Shame
- Saturday, July 11, 2015
Phil Bredesen knew what he was trying to do. He just didn’t know if he could accomplish it.
“I had this sense that Nashville was ready for change,” says the former Metro mayor and Tennessee governor, reflecting on his early motivation for taking on the system that had run Nashville for decades.
20. Ramsey Uses ‘System’ to Reshape State’s Political Landscape
- Thursday, May 28, 2015
Senate Speaker and Lieutenant Gov. Ron Ramsey laughs at the notion he’s changed since being elected to the Legislature 23 years ago, that he’s lost touch with the common man or become “arrogant” as lieutenant governor of Tennessee.
21. Memphis Music Hall of Fame Expands Nominating Committee
- Friday, April 17, 2015
Heading into its fourth year of honoring some of the country’s greatest music icons, the Memphis Music Hall of Fame has added some big names to its nominating committee – stacking it with both local and national music executives who will help pick this year’s inductees.
22. Vanderbilt's Tim Corbin: Developing Champions ‘The Right Way’
- Saturday, April 11, 2015
For a baseball coach – one of the best in the business – Tim Corbin owes much of his career to influences from a different athletic endeavor.
23. Brewing Opportunity
- Saturday, December 13, 2014
When Memphians like Jimmy Lewis are leaving established careers to remake themselves as coffee roasters, it’s one sign that coffee culture in Memphis is abundant with opportunity and steadily coming into its own.
24. Voters Approve Wine, Amendments
- Thursday, November 6, 2014
Shelby County citizens voted 2-to-1 Tuesday, Nov. 4, against a proposed amendment to the Tennessee Constitution that gives the Tennessee Legislature the power to regulate abortion, including in cases of rape or incest.
25. Voters Approve Wine, Constitutional Amendments
- Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Shelby County citizens voted 2-to-1 Tuesday, Nov. 4, against a proposed amendment to the Tennessee Constitution that gives the Tennessee Legislature the power to regulate abortion, including in cases of rape or incest.
26. Shelby Early Vote Shows "No" Carry On Abortion Amendment
- Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Shelby County’s early vote totals show a defeat for the amendment to the Tennessee Constitution involving abortion and passage of the other three amendments.
The vote count for Shelby County only during the early voting period in advance of the Tuesday, Nov. 4, election day show:
27. Rock On
- Tuesday, October 28, 2014
The 60th anniversary this year of a seminal moment in the formation of rock ‘n’ roll, a moment that also happens to be a bedrock episode in Memphis music lore, has come with all the attendant tributes and celebrations to be expected for such a milestone.
28. Early Voting Opens in Midterm Elections
- Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Early voting opens Wednesday, Oct. 15, across Shelby County as well as Tennessee in the mid-term general elections that are the second most popular election cycle in Shelby County by voter turnout.
- Friday, September 26, 2014
Playhouse on the Square will present the regional premiere of “One Man, Two Guvnors” Friday, Sept. 26, through Oct. 12 at Playhouse, 66 S. Cooper St. Buy tickets at playhouseonthesquare.org.
30. Cohen Prevails, Incumbents Dominate
- Friday, August 8, 2014
Democratic U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen held off Thursday, Aug. 7, the most serious electoral challenge he’s faced since winning the Congressional seat in 2006, in the form of attorney Ricky E. Wilkins.
31. Cohen, Luttrell, Weirich, Harris Take Early Vote
- Friday, August 8, 2014
Democratic U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen has taken the early vote over challenger Ricky Wilkins in the hard fought Democratic Congressional primary on Thursday’s Shelby County election ballot.
32. Multiple Choice
- Saturday, August 2, 2014
It could have been an election about the local criminal justice system. The set of once-every-eight-years judicial races was the perfect frame for competitive races for district attorney general and juvenile court judge as the main events.
33. Early Vote Expands as Campaigns Enter New Phase
- Monday, July 21, 2014
There is a unique and persistent part of the political process that gnaws at candidates, separating them from the voters they court and sometimes stalk. You might call it the day of the ballot.
In the weeks leading up to the start of early voting, they get hit up constantly by those putting out endorsement ballots to be distributed during early voting and on election day, most often by paid poll workers. Candidates must pay to be on a ballot, which those organizing the ballots say is necessary to cover printing and distribution costs.
34. Knoxville Democrats Stump for Memphis Votes
- Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Four years ago at about this time, Shelby County voters were seeing a lot of the four contenders for the Republican Party’s nomination for governor.
This election year, Shelby County voters are seeing a lot of the top two contenders for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate.
35. Haslam Unveils $1.5B Transportation Plan
- Saturday, April 12, 2014
Gov. Bill Haslam and Transportation Commissioner John Schroer have released the state’s three-year, $1.5 billion transportation program.
The Haslam administration said the plan unveiled Thursday takes a conservative approach because of uncertainty over future federal transit funding. It contains no money to pay for early engineering work on new projects.
36. Harris Files Ford Challenge at Deadline
- Thursday, April 3, 2014
Memphis City Council member Lee Harris is challenging Democratic state Sen. Ophelia Ford in the August primary for District 29, the Senate seat held by a member of the Ford family since 1975.
37. Brokers Simplify, Confuse Health Exchange Shopping
- Tuesday, October 15, 2013
This month's glitch-filled rollout of the health insurance marketplaces created by federal law is a business opportunity for brokers and agents, but regulators warn that it also opened the door for those who would seek to line their pockets by misleading consumers.
38. US Businesses Worry About a Prolonged Shutdown
- Thursday, October 3, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – As the government's partial shutdown enters a second day, most companies across the country are doing business as usual. Yet concern is rising that a prolonged shutdown would cause some work at private companies to dry up and consumers to lose faith in the U.S. economy.
39. Memphis Landmarks Garner National Media Praise
- Wednesday, September 18, 2013
The Memphis brand is having a moment.
In just the past week alone, national media attention has showcased a handful of local businesses and landmarks, with outlets talking up everything from Beale Street and the National Civil Rights Museum to Graceland, the Memphis Grizzlies and Muddy’s Bake Shop.
40. Obama Nominates Pritzker, Froman for Economic Jobs
- Friday, May 3, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama on Thursday chose two old friends with corporate executive experience for top posts on his economic team, naming longtime fundraiser Penny Pritzker as Commerce secretary and adviser Michael Froman as U.S. Trade Representative.
41. Minutes Show Fed Supports Stimulus Through Midyear
- Thursday, April 11, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – A majority of Federal Reserve policymakers want to continue extraordinary bond purchases to help boost the U.S. economy at least through the middle of the year, according to minutes from the Fed's last meeting released Wednesday.
42. Aitken Buyout Approved
- Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The contract of Shelby County Schools superintendent John Aitken has been bought out by the countywide school board at Aitken’s request. And it takes effect immediately.
The board decision came after a closed session with the board’s attorneys for nearly an hour Tuesday, March 19.
43. School Board To Consider Reversing Course On Humes
- Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Countywide school board members meeting in special session Tuesday, March 19, will consider a recommendation to change or alter plans for an optional school for the musical arts at Humes Middle School and instead turn the school over to the state-led Achievement School District.
44. Top White-Collar Crime Prosecutor Getting SEC Job
- Friday, January 25, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama will nominate former U.S. attorney Mary Jo White, who built a reputation prosecuting white-collar crimes, to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission, an agency that has a central role in implementing Wall Street reform.
45. Haynes Joins Table Group as Principal Consultant
- Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Brad Haynes has joined The Table Group Inc. as principal consultant. Haynes will provide executive teams with customized consulting and training sessions built around teamwork, leadership and overall organizational health.
46. Tales of Comeback
- Monday, August 6, 2012
Jay Myers is gritting his teeth so much it feels like some of them are starting to buckle.
It’s April 2003, and Myers, the founder and CEO of Memphis-based videoconference technology company Interactive Solutions Inc., is sitting in his office with the door closed. His hands are shaking.
47. 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.
48. State ASD Charter Schools Unveiled
- Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Memphis City Schools officials formally turned over the school buildings Tuesday, June 5, that will become part of the state-run Achievement School District starting with the new school year in August.
49. Binkley Promoted to VP at Boyle
- Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Les Binkley has been promoted to vice president at Boyle Investment Co.
50. Cross Creek Shopping Ctr. Sells for $12.7 Million
- Tuesday, November 22, 2011
3469 Riverdale Road, 3505 Riverdale Road and 3587 Riverdale Road
Memphis, TN 38115
Sale Amount: $12.7 million
51. Judge OK’s Borders Auction, Liquidators Open Bid
- Friday, July 15, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Borders Group, the second largest U.S. book store chain that once operated over 1,000 stores, appears headed for liquidation after a judge on Thursday approved its motion to auction itself off with a team of liquidators as its opening bid.
52. Bryant Joins RedRover
- Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Sarah Bryant has joined RedRover Sales & Marketing as a marketing account executive. She previously worked for the Atlanta Falcons.
53. Noffsinger Receives Leadership Award
- Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Mike Noffsinger, sales manager for the Memphis location of the RJ Young Co., has received the John T. Crunk Leadership Award, an honor given to an employee who exhibits outstanding leadership traits and performance during the year.
54. Letitia Robertson Joins BRIDGES
- Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Letitia Robertson has joined BRIDGES as vice president of Bridge Builders.
Education: BBA, University of Memphis; MBA, Webster University, St. Louis, Mo.
Work Experience: Vice President of Operations, Leadership Memphis; Director of Multicultural Marketing, ALSAC/St. Jude; Internet Content Manager, St. Jude; Program Coordinator, Junior Achievement, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Family: Husband, Roderick Robertson; three boys: Roderick Jr., 19, Terrence, 9, and Laurence, 4
Favorite quote: “A smile is the beginning of peace.” – Mother Teresa
Last book read: “Memphis and the Paradox of Place” by Dr. Wanda Rushing
Favorite music: Jazz
Favorite movie: “Shawshank Redemption”
Sports team: Dallas Cowboys – do or die!
Activities you enjoy outside of work: I enjoy riding my motorcycle with my husband every opportunity I get.
What talent do you wish you had? I have always wanted to be a contemporary dancer. Having two left feet makes it impossible.
Who has had the greatest influence on you? I have had two great mentors at critical times in my career path: Ruby Bright and Deidre Malone.
What drew you to BRIDGES? There is a quiet, youth-led social change movement occurring in Memphis and it begins at BRIDGES. Plans are under way to increase the number of youth served through Bridge Builders from 5,000 to 15,000 annually. I could not pass up the opportunity to work with young leaders who will be uniquely poised to help make our community better.
What will your role as VP of Bridge Builders entail? I will oversee the development and expansion of BRIDGES’ youth programming, thereby ensuring that more young people have access.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishment? To have played an integral role in helping Leadership Memphis expand and implement its community leadership program continuum has been a great highlight of my career.
55. Houston Gordon Kicks Off MBA’s Lawyers Conversations Series
- Wednesday, January 26, 2011
At a lunchtime gathering the Memphis Bar Association is planning to host, trial attorney Houston Gordon will be the center of attention for the first in a series of informal seminars titled “Conversations with Local Lawyers of Distinction.”
56. Cohen Forecasts "Difficult" Year In Congress
- Monday, January 3, 2011
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen said earmarks have turned into “phonemarks” in the new Congressional reality. And that new reality will be “difficult” for the city.
57. Herron Still Scolding Fincher for no Disclosure
- Wednesday, October 20, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Democratic state Sen. Roy Herron said Tuesday that his opponent in the 8th Congressional District race should disclose financial documents like his fellow Republican congressional candidate in the 6th District.
58. Candidates Pour Own Money Into Congressional Races
- Wednesday, July 21, 2010
NASHVILLE (AP) – Primary contests for each of Tennessee's three open congressional seats feature at least one candidate spending a hefty amount of their own money in efforts to secure the Republican nomination.
59. McWherter Travels to DC For Campaign Fundraiser
- Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike McWherter is looking to pick up some campaign cash in Washington in the aftermath of a disappointing fundraising quarter.
McWherter on Monday posted a picture on his Twitter account of a fundraising meeting with Democratic U.S. Reps. John Tanner and Bart Gordon, former U.S. Sen. Jim Sasser and former National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Jim Hall.
60. Heavy Fundraising in Open US House Seats in Tenn.
- Monday, April 19, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Candidates for three open congressional seats in Tennessee have reported heavy fundraising activity through the first quarter.
The retirements of Republican Zach Wamp of Chattanooga and Democratic Reps. Bart Gordon of Murfreesboro and John Tanner of Union City have led to spirited campaigns to succeed them in the U.S. House.
61. Second Democrat Files to Run for Gordon Seat
- Friday, April 2, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Iraq war veteran Brett Carter is the second Democrat to file a petition to run for the congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Bart Gordon.
62. Marine Captain Files as Democrat for Gordon Seat
- Wednesday, March 31, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Marine Capt. Ben Leming of Murfreesboro has filed a petition to run as a Democrat for the congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Bart Gordon.
Adviser Jeff Clark told The Associated Press on Monday that Leming, 34, got permission from the secretary of the Navy to file his candidacy, but can't actively campaign until his active duty ends May 1.
63. Local Reaction Mixed on Health Care Vote
- Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Doctors and business groups have divided viewpoints about the health care reform bill that passed a major hurdle Sunday in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Three Democratic congressmen from Tennessee – Steve Cohen, Jim Cooper and Bart Gordon – voted with the majority. The bill passed 219-212.
The American Medical Association praised the vote, but the Tennessee Medical Association (TMA) opposed the bill.
Before the vote, Dr. Richard J. DePersio, president of TMA, sent a letter to the Tennessee representatives asking them to reconsider.
“We, the physicians of Tennessee, believe this legislation is not in the ultimate best interest of Tennesseans,” DePersio wrote. “It will increase health care costs for most Tennesseans, increase bureaucracy and administrative hassles for patients and practices and be detrimental to health care access and personal choice in health care.”
However, not all doctors were in line with the stance of the state organization.
Dr. Barbara Geater, a primary care physician at Rentrop and Geater PLLC in Memphis, wrote a letter supporting the legislation.
“As a working person with insurance, I am for everyone being covered, because the more people that are covered, the cheaper my health care costs are,” Geater wrote. “Those of us with health care coverage and the ability to pay do pay for those without insurance. Our health care costs and insurance costs go up to pay for those uninsured and underinsured patients.”
Dr. J. James Rohack, president of the AMA, called the vote “an important first step toward providing coverage to all Americans.”
Tony Garr, executive director of the Tennessee Health Care Campaign, said he was “thrilled” by the votes of Cohen, Cooper and Gordon.
“THCC has been working toward this moment for 21 years. … Why it took so long is the real question,” Garr said.
The National Federation of Independent Businesses in Tennessee posted a statement on its Web site proclaiming Congress had voted yes for higher costs and no for small businesses.
“Those who chose to vote yes for this bill have chosen to ignore the protests of their job-creating constituents,” said Susan Eckerly, the national senior vice president of the NFIB. “We couldn’t have been clearer how damaging this bill will be to America’s small businesses and the economic recovery of this country.”
Another organization, the Small Business Majority, issued a statement with a different viewpoint.
“Small businesses have been waiting for health care reform for decades,” said John Arensmeyer, the chief executive officer of the Small Business Majority. “Their wait is over. The House of Representatives’ passage today of this long-needed legislation means they will finally be able to get some relief from a system that has stifled their growth and ability to innovate for too long.”
The TMA pointed out the bill did not provide a fix for the sustainable growth rate formula, which will cause doctors to take a 21 percent cut in Medicare reimbursements....
64. State’s Blue Dogs Hold Crucial Votes In Health Care Bill
- Thursday, March 11, 2010
Tennessee is a pivotal state for the passage or failure of national health care reform because its Blue Dog Democrat members of Congress may hold potential swing votes.
U.S. Reps. John Tanner, Bart Gordon and Lincoln Davis all voted against the more expensive House bill for health care reform, but may support the Senate’s bill, said Kathleen Stoll, the deputy director of Families USA.
65. Fed Looking Into Insurance Contracts on Greek Debt
- Friday, February 26, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told lawmakers Thursday that the central bank is examining arrangements Goldman Sachs and other Wall Street firms have with Greece involving high-risk financial instruments.
66. Schools Face Big Budget Holes as Stimulus Runs Out
- Tuesday, February 16, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The nation's public schools are falling under severe financial stress as states slash education spending and drain federal stimulus money that staved off deep classroom cuts and widespread job losses.
67. Glankler Brown’s Hancock Elected Bar Foundation Fellow
- Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Jonathan C. Hancock of Glankler Brown PLLC has been elected a Fellow of the Tennessee Bar Foundation, an association of 710 attorneys across the state.
68. Cohen Readies for Primary With $1M on Hand
- Tuesday, February 2, 2010
NASHVILLE (AP) – U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Memphis, has more than $1 million on hand as he gears up for a primary challenge by former Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton.
69. Black Joins Race to Succeed Gordon in Congress
- Monday, December 21, 2009
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Republican state Sen. Diane Black of Gallatin announced Thursday she is joining the race to succeed Democratic U.S. Rep. Bart Gordon.
70. Tenn. Democrat Lincoln Davis Plans to Run in 2010
- Monday, December 21, 2009
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Lincoln Davis said he will run again, unlike two Democratic congressional colleagues who have decided against seeking re-election in Tennessee districts that Republicans are eager to take in 2010.
71. Tenn. Rep. Gordon Won't Seek Re-Election Next Year
- Tuesday, December 15, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Rep. Bart Gordon, a 13-term congressman from Tennessee, announced Monday he will not seek re-election next year, the latest Democrat in a string of retirements.
Gordon, 60, won re-election easily last year, garnering 74 percent of the vote, but was still on a list of Democrats targeted by Republicans in midterm elections.
72. Overton Square Developers Ready for Next Step
- Friday, December 11, 2009
It’s crunch time for the future of Overton Square, the 10-acre Midtown landmark where a new retail development anchored by a big-box grocery store has been proposed.
The square’s owners have agreed to delay for 60 days their official request to begin knocking down several old buildings along Madison Avenue. That demolition would pave the way for a roughly 53,000-square-foot grocery store and several smaller retail buildings.
73. Exchange Club Family Center Names Ratcliff Marketing, Special Events Director
- Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Karen Ratcliff has joined the Exchange Club Family Center as director of marketing and special events.
74. Bloodworth Named Chair of Urban Land Institute’s District Council
- Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Russell Bloodworth has been named chair of the Urban Land Institute’s District Council representing Memphis and the Mid-South. He most recently served as assistant chairman to the previous chair, Frank Ricks of Looney Ricks Kiss.
75. Report: Goldman Providing Tips to Certain Clients
- Tuesday, August 25, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc. provides some of its biggest clients stock tips that come out of regular meetings held by analysts and traders at the investment bank, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
76. Tenn. Congressmen Trying to Avoid Town Halls
- Thursday, August 13, 2009
NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee congressional members returning to the state are trying to answer questions about health care legislation while avoiding raucous town hall meetings that have turned into shouting matches.
77. Tenn. Democrats' Fundraising Ails Under New Leader
- Monday, March 23, 2009
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Federal election disclosures show the Tennessee Democratic Party is struggling to raise money in the aftermath of a leadership struggle.
The Federal Election Commission report filed on Friday shows the party under new Chairman Chip Forrester only managed to raise about $31,000 in February. That compares with about $211,000 raised in the same month of his predecessor Gray Sasser's stint in charge of the party.
78. Freight Haulers Slam on the Brakes
- Friday, December 12, 2008
In a normal year, Gordon Trucking Inc. might replace 20 percent of its fleet of 1,500 big rigs with new trucks. But given the bleak outlook for the freight business, the Pacific, Wash., hauler doesn’t intend to buy a single new truck next year.
79. Both Parties Expect Democratic Senate Pickups
- Tuesday, November 4, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats counted on solidifying their thin leadership grip on the Senate as voters flocked to the polls Tuesday to fill 35 Senate seats. Embattled Republicans braced for losses but hoped they would be modest ones.
80. Worries Over Economy Spread; Global Markets Sink
- Friday, October 17, 2008
NEW YORK (AP) – Fears of recession are trumping fears of inflation.
A crucial barometer of inflation came in flat last month, temporarily halting Wall Street’s slide. But stocks seesawed in a wide range Thursday.
81. Bredesen Reaffirms Commitment To Tennessee Plan
- Monday, August 4, 2008
Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen wants the Tennessee Plan for selecting appeals court judges to remain in place.
Bredesen commented last week during a trip to Memphis that included the ceremonial swearing in of new Tennessee Criminal Appeals Court Judge Camille McMullen of Memphis.
82. State Democratic Leaders Endorse Obama
- Thursday, June 5, 2008
State Democratic officials are hoping to unify the party behind presumptive presidential nominee Barack Obama.
“In the months ahead we’re going to pull together and we’re going to make a difference in the state of Tennessee,” Gov. Phil Bredesen told a crowd at Nashville’s Swett’s Restaurant on Wednesday.
83. Production Shows Humorous Side of Theater
- Friday, April 25, 2008
Stage actors, directors and producers probably know all too well the chaos that erupts backstage before a new play takes the limelight. Theatre Memphis will explore and celebrate the glorious, if somewhat disorganized, lives of theater people, with a quick-witted tale of pre-production disasters when "Room Service" debuts today.
84. Memphis Man Crafts Local Puzzle Book For Fellow Enthusiasts
- Thursday, June 28, 2007
Quick, what's a nine-letter word for "Local crossword-puzzle author"?
The answer is B-L-A-K-E-B-U-R-N, as in Mark Blakeburn, a longtime Memphian and crossword fanatic who decided to share his passion with others.
85. Memphis Recognizes Stax Legacy With Year Of Celebration
- Monday, March 5, 2007
When asked recently about his visit to the Stax Museum of American Soul Music in November, British newspaper reporter Adam Gretton recalled his visceral reaction upon getting an up-close look at the Memphis music landmark.
86. Judicial Selection CommitteeSays Reconsider Rejected Candidates
- Friday, August 25, 2006
Two rejected Tennessee Supreme Court candidates will have another go at the positions. The decision comes as the result of an 8-7 vote Tuesday by the Tennessee Judicial Selection Committee.
87. Local Execs To Serve On Newly Created Councils
- Friday, June 9, 2006
The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis has announced the formation of four District Industry Councils that will represent specific industries within the Federal Reserve's eighth district, and eight Mid-South executives have bee
88. Barnes Elected Chairman of FedEx/St. Jude Classic
- Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Reggie Barnes was elected general chairman of the FedEx St. Jude Classic and president of Youth Programs Inc., the governing body of the PGA Tour event. Barnes previously served as treasurer of Youth Programs. He also is the former chairman of the Memphis and Shelby County Sports Authority and the team selection committee for the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. Barnes is managing director of Morgan Keegan & Co. and also works with Athletic Resource Management.
89. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, June 29, 2005
ABWA Presents Business and Community Involvement Awards
Orchestral Society Names New Board Members
The Memphis Orchestral Society Inc. named Jeff Sanford chairman of its board of directors, effective July 1. Sanford, president of the Center Ci...
90. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, June 1, 2005
St. Jude Researcher Named to Royal Society
Dr. Tom Curran, chair of the department of Developmental Neurobiology and the co-leader of the Neurobiology and Brain Tumor program at St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, was elected to the Fello...
91. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, January 26, 2005
Flintco Companies Names New Senior Vice President
Flintco Names New Senior Vice President
Kevin Moyes was appointed senior vice president of The Flintco Cos. Inc. Moyes has worked with Flintco for 18 years. He earned a bachelors degree from Ok...
92. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, March 24, 2004
Goldsmith Honored Posthumously with Lion Heart Award
Goldsmith Honored Posthumously by Youth Villages The late Elias J. E.J. Goldsmith was honored with Youth Villages 5K Lion Heart Award. Goldsmith, who served Goldsmiths stores, his family busine...
93. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, October 15, 2003
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Campbell Clinic Doctors Named to State Board Dr. Robert Miller and Dr. William C. Warner Jr., both of Campbell Clinic, were named to the board of the Tennessee Orthopaedic Society at the groups recent annual meeting. Miller w...
94. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, May 28, 2003
Larry K. Scroggs joined Burch, Porter & Johnson as a member in the law firms litigation section. Scroggs has been in private practice since 1971. He earned a law degree from Vanderbilt University. He was a state representative fo...
95. Archived Article: Daily Digest
- Wednesday, April 30, 2003
debit card lawsuit
MasterCard International agreed Monday to settle a lawsuit with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and millions of other retailers over its debit card policies, hours before the trial was expecte...
96. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, April 2, 2003
Matthew H. Kisber was appointed
Matthew H. Kisber was appointed by Gov. Phil Bredesen as commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. Prior to this appointment, Kisber served 10 consecutive terms in the state Ho...
97. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, September 9, 2002
Calendar of events Sept
Calendar of events Sept. 9-Sept. 15
The Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave., hosts Fannie Flagg, author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe and Standing in the Rainbow, at the taping of Book Talk f...
98. Archived Article: Senate P
- Tuesday, March 12, 2002
Alexander plans bid for Senate Alexander plans bid for Senate Republican Lamar Alexander, a two-time presidential candidate, former education secretary and Tennessee governor, will run for U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson's seat, an Alexander spokesman said ...
99. Archived Article: Real Focus
- Tuesday, January 29, 2002
John Criswell 2002 year of expansion plans for MAAR By JOHN CRISWELL Special to The Daily News It is my honor to serve as 2002 President of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors and to be in a position to help further several initiatives. During ...
100. Archived Article: Drb (lead)
- Wednesday, April 11, 2001
By SUE PEASE Board to hear Tennessee Trust plans By SUE PEASE The Daily News A construction application for a banquet hall Downtown tops the list of items to be considered by the Center City Commission during its Design Review Board meeting at 5 p.m...