As the crowd of attendees at a preview party Monday night for Broad Avenue’s newest enterprise relaxed on couches, ordered drinks at the bar, and played video games like Super Smash Bros. – several of which were projected on a 120-foot-wide wall for collective viewing – one thing was readily apparent.
9. Misappropriation - Thursday, March 12, 2015
On the golf course, a 20-foot putt rolls on a green, slows down, collides with the right half of the hole, spins 360 degrees along the rim, and winds up hanging on the front edge of its destination. “Call nine-one-one!” a player says. “You were robbed!”10. Wade: Pastner Hits Reset Button on Roster, Season - Friday, August 22, 2014
John Calipari never could have gotten away with this. Wait, let me rephrase that:
Calipari can get away with anything – see two voided Final Fours at UMass and Memphis and his current station as King of College Basketball at Kentucky.11. Nichols, Dixon Pick Up AAC Honors - Thursday, March 13, 2014
Memphis freshman forward Austin Nichols wasn’t sure how much he would even play in his first year with the Tigers. And senior guard Michael Dixon Jr. was a newcomer with an uncertain role after transferring from Missouri.12. American Athletic Conference Honors Three Tigers - Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Senior guard Joe Jackson and sophomore forward Shaq Goodwin made the American Athletic Conference All-Conference Second Team and freshman forward Austin Nichols made the All-Rookie Team.13. Science, Not Muscle, Driving Many Olympic Wins - Friday, February 14, 2014
KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) – Nineteen-year-old Slovakian luger Josef Petrulak competed in the Sochi Olympics in a 22-year-old sled. That's right: His sled is three years older than he is. His German rivals get a new sled every year, designed by BMW and calibrated to whoosh faster, smoother and smarter every season.14. Changeover - Saturday, February 16, 2013
It was almost 40 years ago, but Nancy Smith remembers the one year the men’s pro tennis tournament was held at the Mid-South Coliseum; her father had box seats. But even more memorable is that not long after the tournament moved to The Racquet Club of Memphis, a young and unknown Czech player came to town and, in that far simpler time, stayed at her parents’ house.15. Gilbert Joins Campbell Clinic As Marketing Director - Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Chad Gilbert has joined Campbell Clinic as director of marketing. In his new role, Gilbert manages external marketing, advertising and public relations for Campbell’s four Mid-South offices and serves as liaison for the organization, managing several sports medicine partnerships.16. Bell Ringer - Wednesday, May 02, 2012
Bricks are not normally seen as a sign of age. But walk past Downtown’s Calvary Episcopal Church and the weathered bricks on the church’s north side begin to tell the story of the oldest public building in Memphis still in continuous use.17. Clean Gene: Never Forgotten - Friday, January 06, 2012
In Memphis, the Gene Bartow story is easily told: He’s the only coach to take the Tigers to an untainted Final Four.
“Clean Gene,” indeed.
Bartow, who coached four seasons at Memphis and guided the Tigers to the 1973 NCAA title game, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, in Birmingham, Ala., after a long battle with stomach cancer. He was 81.18. Former Tigers Coach Bartow Dies at 81 - Wednesday, January 04, 2012
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Gene Bartow, the former Memphis Tigers coach who succeeded John Wooden at UCLA and later began UAB's athletic program, has died, UAB officials said. He was 81.19. Summitt, Krzyzewski Honored by Sports Illustrated - Tuesday, December 06, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Pat Summitt and Mike Krzyzewski were selected Monday as Sports Illustrated's sportswoman and sportsman of the year.
The two Hall of Famers are the winningest coaches in women's and men's college basketball.20. Tigers Must Fix Problems Before It’s Too Late - Friday, December 02, 2011
It’s still early. In the case of this Tigers basketball season and a Top 10 ranking that didn’t get off the Hawaiian Islands, those three little words are comforting.
By the way, did you the know the 1972-1973 Memphis State team that went to the NCAA Finals started the season with a 2-3 record?21. Recorded History - Monday, October 17, 2011
It began as a handwritten single piece of paper hand-delivered to 25 people in what was once the city of Memphis.
It was 125 years ago that the publication now called The Daily News was founded. 22. Overnight River Cruises to Finance Beale Street Landing - Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. Tuesday outlined a plan to Memphis City Council members to bring overnight and multi-night riverboat cruises back to Memphis as headquarters for the Great American Steamboat Co. The deal would also provide the funding to complete the stalled Beale Street Landing project.23. Rogers Named Director Of Germantown Athletic Club - Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Phil Rogers has joined Germantown Athletic Club as director. Rogers will oversee all daily operations of the club.
Hometown: West Danville, Vt.
Education: B.S. in Exercise Science, University of Mississippi24. A Bridge to Cross - Monday, March 28, 2011
Martyrs Park sits atop the Chickasaw Bluff and overlooks the Mississippi River, its lone modern sculpture a memorial to victims of the 19th century Yellow Fever epidemics that devastated Memphis from the 1850s through the 1870s.25. U of M Goes Greene With Turbine Display - Friday, September 10, 2010
The University of Memphis will display Inventor Geoff Greene’s water turbine, created to reduce global warming, Monday through Sept. 24 in the McWherter Library.
The exhibit, titled “Greene Power: A New Twist on a Turbine,” will include a poster, a wooden model and a 40-foot wheel to illustrate the size of the turbine.26. Mercer Capital Promotes Heinz to Senior VP - Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Nicholas J. Heinz has been promoted to senior vice president at Mercer Capital. Heinz joined Mercer Capital in 2000 and is a senior member of the Mercer’s investment banking corporate valuation division.27. Ford Jr. Makes Tough Bid for Liberal NYers' Affections - Monday, January 18, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) - The last time Harold Ford Jr. ran for the U.S. Senate, he spoke proudly about his pickup truck, his "friend" President George W. Bush, his support for Chief Justice John Roberts and a voting record that "doesn't describe a liberal."28. Decaying Heritage: Historic preservation reaches ‘tipping point’ - Monday, June 08, 2009
Historic Memphis is rotting faster than the deteriorating economy.
Tight credit markets, long foreclosure lists, frequent mortgage flipping and financially struggling property owners have proven to be bigger threats to the city’s landmark structures than bulldozers. Demolition by neglect is rampant, and preservation leaders don’t yet know what to do about it.29. Behind the Scenes - Tuesday, September 30, 2008
For television viewers around the world, it began with the host of PBS’ “The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer” intoning, “Good evening from the Ford Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Mississippi in Oxford.”30. Courthouse Library Full of Memories - Thursday, May 22, 2008
Ora Lee Mitchell remembers when the Shelby County Courthouse was the seat of all local government – city and county.
“The City Commission had its offices out those doors and on the second floor,” she said, pointing to two wooden doors at the other end of the Law Library where she works. “The county school board was right out here. They had it all in that little corner.”31. Earnings Preview: International Paper - Thursday, February 07, 2008
NEW YORK (AP) - International Paper Co. reports earnings for the fiscal fourth quarter today. The following is a summary of key developments and analyst opinion related to the period available by press time.32. Double Deuce Taps Unfilled Void - Thursday, June 14, 2007
Perhaps it shouldn't be surprising that a pair of business partners with unique sports backgrounds parlayed that intensity into getting Beale Street's newest hotspot off the ground.
Their brainchild, the Double Deuce Saloon, is the only full-time country music bar on Beale and opened next door to the New Daisy Theatre last month, during the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.33. City, County Leaders Struggle With Sign Regulations - Monday, December 12, 2005
Forget real estate developers, deal-makers and politicians. Advertisers and sign manufacturers can be just as aggressive in waging high-stakes battles that often spill into court to protect their turf.34. Archived Article: Lead - Friday, May 20, 2005
Termite Experts Address Local Problem
Inspections can catch early damage, help in home sales
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Springtime Its a time when homeowners and landscapers head outdoors to plant flower beds, shrubs and tree...35. Archived Article: Binghampton (lead) - Monday, June 10, 2002
Poplar Ave Poplar shops in Binghampton seeing revival By SUE PEASE The Daily News When John "Booth" Outlan, Midtown Wine and Spirits owner, moved into his store two years ago, he called it a dump. The circa 1940 signage outside and the anc...36. Archived Article: Mim (lead) - Wednesday, July 05, 2000
City to go "Dutch" City to go "Dutch" for MIM 2001 fest By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Memphis in May officials have chosen The Netherlands as the country of honor for the 2001 version of the city's largest annual music and arts festival. Next spr...37. Archived Article: Landmarks (lead) - Wednesday, June 14, 2000
Landmarks to review cobblestone plans Landmarks to review plan for cobblestones By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Plans for a walkway and three shade structures to be built overlooking Memphis historic cobblestone landing will be up for review today ...38. Archived Article: Standout - Friday, May 09, 1997
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Country caring Life on a farm in rural Arkansas prepared the Rev. John Wilcher for life as a hospital chaplain By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News John Wilcher discovered long ago what he believes to be Gods will for him. In his s...