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1. Survivors Recount Deadly Missouri Duck Boat Sinking -

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — "Grab the baby!"

Those were the last words Tia Coleman recalls her sister-in-law yelling before the tourist boat they were on sank into a Missouri lake, killing 17 people, including nine of Coleman's family members.

2. The Week Ahead: July 16-22 -

Good morning, Memphis! The popular Roundhouse Revival at the Mid-South Coliseum returns this weekend, along with a retro skate night against the scenic backdrop of the Mississippi River at sunset. Check out those events and more happenings you need to know about in The Week Ahead...

3. Comcast NBCUniversal Awards $30K in Scholarships -

Comcast NBCUniversal has awarded more than $30,000 in scholarships for the 2018-19 school year to 25 Memphis-area students as part of its annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program.

The program, funded by the Comcast Foundation, is a one-time, $1,000 scholarship awarded to the best and brightest high school seniors for their community service, academic performance and leadership skills.

4. Trump: First Lady 'Doing Really Well' After Kidney Procedure -

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump said Tuesday that his wife, Melania, is "doing really well" although she remains hospitalized following a medical procedure to treat a kidney condition the White House described as benign. He said he expected the first lady back home at the White House before the end of the week.

5. Last Word: Graceland Offensive, Mural Lawsuit, and a TNReady Encore -

It’s on in The Haven. Graceland’s managing partner, Joel Weinshanker, is looking to turn out Whitehaven residents in support of Graceland’s plans for a 5,000 to 6,000 seat arena and in the process a showdown over just what the city and county noncompete for FedExForum means. During a townhall meeting at Guest House Thursday evening, Weinshanker made his case to about 150 Whitehaven residents and around eight or nine candidates in this election year. And he said the chief problem is Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland won’t talk to him about projects he says will open up Whitehaven for future economic development and prosperity.

6. Last Word: TNReady Blinks Again, Gov. Debate Thoughts and Mud Island's Museum -

There was a point Thursday morning during the troubled TNReady testing at some Tennessee school districts when there was a “brief” slow down in the online testing, according to the Tennessee Education commissioner’s office. By noon that had been resolved and more than 250,000 completed tests had been submitted since testing began Monday. One can only imagine what some of the thoughts were in the office during the slow down and the gap between how long the slow down seemed and how long it actually was.

7. Consensus on Gun Legislation? Not on Your Life -

That burning smell emanating from the General Assembly isn’t coming from the flame of bipartisanship. More likely it’s the result of scorched-earth politics.

Even though a weapons measure called the “carry-like-a-cop” bill died recently in a House committee, the gap between Republicans and Democrats on gun legislation is, for the most part, about as wide as the range of a Barrett .50-caliber rifle, more than 2.5 miles.

8. 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.

9. McDaniel to Fashion Loophole Bill for State Monuments -

NASHVILLE – The House sponsor of the Tennessee Heritage Protection Act is preparing legislation to close a “loophole” Memphis used to spur removal of Confederate monuments from parks property it sold to a nonprofit group.

10. After Disaster of 2017, New Year Looking Good for Vols -

Vol Nation should celebrate. It’s a new year. It’s got to be better than 2017. Tennessee athletics had a bad year, one of the worst ever. It was rough for fans, alumni and boosters.

11. Democrats Look to Cooperate on Key Issues -

With the state’s budget projected to be tight and lawmakers lining up to run for re-election in 2018, the coming legislative session isn’t expected to yield many surprises.

But the 110th General Assembly still has a long row to hoe as the session starts Jan. 9 with new legislative offices and committee rooms in the renovated Cordell Hull Building in downtown Nashville.

12. Holder, Branch to Keynote April Observances of King Anniversary -

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and author and historian Taylor Branch will be the featured speakers at two days of panel discussions and keynote speeches in April as the National Civil Rights Museum marks the 50th anniversary of the 1968 sanitation workers strike and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

13. Last Word: Changes Behind Highland Row, Lee Harris Opens and Ron Olson Moves -

Shelby County Commission chairwoman Heidi Shafer says the commission, through its attorneys, is in ‘the final stages of launching litigation” against big pharma over the opioid problem locally. And in a written statement Thursday she said she believes the litigation “will result in significant recovery for hundreds of millions of dollars that Shelby County has spent trying to heal, save, nurse and otherwise deal with the opioid crisis.” Shafer specifically announced the hiring on a contingency basis of a national law firm.

14. Run Women Run -

In 2018, Shelby County voters will be presented with a long ballot as candidates compete for most county offices, many school board and suburban government positions and congressional and legislative seats.

15. Whistleblowing and Retaliation -

Karen Silkwood, Marie Ragghianti, Mark Felt, Frank Serpico and Coleen Rowley are just some of the well-known names of employees who “blew the whistle” on their employers’ alleged wrongdoings. Both Tennessee and federal law protect individuals who report or complain about alleged illegal activity by their employer. Since wrongdoers seldom publicize their criminal activity, it is vitally important that our society encourages, protects, and rewards those who come forward to expose such criminal activity.

16. Arkansas High Court: State Must Change Birth Certificate Law -

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Members of the Arkansas Supreme Court said Thursday the state must change a law keeping same-sex couples from listing both of their names on their children's birth certificates, but disagreed on whether a judge or legislators should do it.

17. The Week Ahead: Sept. 25-Oct. 1 -

Are you ready to ride into the coming week, Memphis? There are some big two-wheel events and races to take in along with performances, fine dining, even a vintage antique market at Agricenter International. Check out more you need to know about in The Week Ahead...

18. 4 Ex-Employees Accused in Pilot Rebate Scam Reach Plea Deal -

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Four former employees accused in a diesel fuel rebate scam at the nation's largest truck stop chain have struck a plea deal and agreed to cooperate with federal authorities.

19. Road to WCWS Once Again Goes Through UT -

Several of Tennessee’s athletic teams would just be glad to get an NCAA Tournament bid. UT’s softball team expects a lot more. Like getting to the Women’s College World Series.

20. Last Word: Murphy's, Mount Arlington in Midtown and Surgery Open House -

Senses, the nightclub on the eastern side of the Poplar viaduct, is back. Apparently it’s been back for a little while but the top code enforcement official involved says it is news to him and may be a violation that puts this matter in Environmental Court.

21. Physical Education Bill Gets Tripped Up in Legislature -

Legislation requiring one hour of physical education per week for elementary students stumbled and fell Monday, May 8, when it hit a procedural hurdle.

The bill sponsored by Rep. Roger Kane went down in the House Finance, Ways and Means Subcommittee after a recount of sorts, one in which a member didn’t vote and then was allowed to cast a “no” vote killing the bill.

22. View From the Hill: IMPROVE Act an Insight Into Testy Election Ahead -

In case anyone’s keeping stats, Senate leadership soundly defeated House leadership this session in the gas tax/tax cut battle.

Whether this is a forerunner to a Republican gubernatorial primary remains to be seen as Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris and House Speaker Beth Harwell weigh decisions. It’s not as if they’d be facing off against each other, though, since businessman Bill Lee and former Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd are definitely in the race and not hurting for money.

23. Norris, Proponents of Current IMPROVE Act Stand Firm as Alternative Bills Are Devised -

Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris gets revved up when he talks about the IMPROVE Act as a tax-cutting and bridge-safety measure. It’s a message he’s been sending for weeks, yet other lawmakers aren’t catching on.

24. IMPROVE Act Proponents Stand Firm as Alternative Bills Are Devised -

Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris gets revved up when he talks about the IMPROVE Act as a tax-cutting and bridge-safety measure. It’s a message he’s been sending for weeks, yet other lawmakers aren’t catching on.

25. Two Highlights From the Back End of Innovation -

“A Systems Approach to Creating an Innovation Funding Board,” Craig Wirkus, Cisco. Cisco’s five-pillar strategy for innovation: Build, buy, partner, invent and co-develop.

26. UT Freshman Arnold Scorching Batters With 0.00 ERA This Season -

Caylan Arnold never met a challenge she didn’t like, and she’s taking on a new one almost every day this spring. The 2016 Maryville High School graduate has emerged as one of the top pitchers for Tennessee’s softball team, ranked No. 15 in both major preseason polls.

27. Last Word: Pro-Memphis On Different Terms, Trump's Pledge and Phil Gagliano -

Be honest. How many of you are even at work Friday? And if you are, how many of you know there are cookies or egg nog in the break room? "He sees you when you are sleeping. He knows when you're awake."

28. Figura Brings Expertise To New Forensic Center Role -

Dr. Benjamin Figura’s career is the stuff TV crime dramas are made of.

Before he was recruited to Memphis by a University of Tennessee Health Science Center executive to serve as the new director of the West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center, he spent a decade in New York working as a forensic anthropologist.

29. New Memphis Promotes 2 to Leadership Team -

The New Memphis Institute has promoted two young professionals to leadership roles on its team, each of whom is focused on a facet of its work that engages millennials in Memphis.

That’s a key focal point for the civic group that aims to attract, develop and retain talent in the city, since 75 percent of the New Memphis Institute’s staff is comprised of millennials.

30. Can Alan Zucker Do for Titans’ Marcus Mariota What He’s Done for Mannings & Taylor Swift? -

As an NFL quarterback, Sunday is show time for Marcus Mariota. That’s when he suits up and does everything in his power to help the Tennessee Titans win football games.

But a recent Sunday morning was a different kind of show time. Mariota spent four hours on the opposite side of the Cumberland River from Nissan Stadium on a commercial shoot. A camera crew captured footage of him jogging in downtown Nashville and posing in front of various landmarks.

31. Outlook Dims for Mall Stores as Online Shopping Intensifies -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Online shopping is reaching such a critical mass with American households that many of the icons of the traditional mall –from Macy's to The Gap and J.C. Penney – face an increasingly uncertain future.

32. O’Brien Joins Sullivan’s Creative Team -

Chris O’Brien has joined Sullivan Branding’s creative team as group creative director. In this role, O’Brien specializes in the design, development, and implementation of creative campaigns. He’s also responsible for overseeing the agency’s creative operations and product.

33. Koonce Joins Sedgwick Client Services -

Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc. has added K. Max Koonce II as senior vice president of client services for its casualty retail business unit. Koonce, an attorney by trade, comes to Sedgwick from Wal-Mart Stores Inc., where he was senior director of risk management. He simultaneously served as president of Claims Management Inc., Wal-Mart’s wholly owned third-party administrator.

34. US Retail Sales Rose in July, Aided by Autos and Restaurants -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans bought more cars, restaurant meals and building supplies in July, a rise in spending that points to steady economic growth anchored by an improving job market.

35. Madeline Patterson Joins Burson Campaigns -

Madeline Patterson has joined the Memphis office of Burson Campaigns, the corporate issues management unit of Burson-Marsteller, as a vice president. In her new role, Patterson will work with Burson clients on issues and crisis management, communications strategy, and integrated marketing and communications campaigns.

36. Local Green News Piles Up, From Shelby Farms to CBU -

Chelsea Avenue Floodwall Becomes ‘Permission Wall’: The city’s renaissance of murals is taking a different form on the section of North Memphis floodwalls that are a border of sorts for the still developing Chelsea Greenline.

37. Canoes, Kayaks Line Up for Outdoors Inc.'s Memphis Race -

Mike Herbert, a Pan American Games gold medalist in kayak racing, will be the first to say that you just don’t know who you might meet on the water. All kinds of people step into a canoe or a kayak and get hooked.

38. Clarksville Star Can’t Wait to Be Part of Lady Vols -

Haley Bearden will watch every pitch this weekend as the University of Tennessee softball team pursues its ultimate goal in the NCAA Women’s College World Series.

The 2015 Clarksville High School graduate and UT softball recruit has been a fan since she was young, hardly ever missing a televised game, and dreamed of playing for the Lady Vols one day.

39. School’s End -

When Catholic Bishop Terry Steib put on a hardhat a week ago to break ground on the Immaculate Conception Cathedral School’s new $4.2 million Cathedral Center, he had the attention of the school’s youngest students.

40. 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.

41. Lady Vols Softball Squad Itching to Halt Rare 3-Game Losing Skid -

Snow and ice covered the field at Tennessee’s Lee Softball Stadium, gripping it in the silence of winter.

Inside the clubhouse, UT’s players were coming and going after indoor workouts and meetings with coaches.

42. Celebrating the Holiday Season in East Tennessee -

Even ole Ebenezer Scrooge could find something in Knoxville to get him in the holiday spirit.

Area residents have a wide selection of holiday activities including a Clarence Brown Theatre rendition of Scrooge’s Christmas Eve’s nocturnal visitors. Many of the activities are free, but others range in price. Visit the websites for more detailed information, including time, ticket price and availability.

43. Class is In -

For Collierville Schools superintendent John Aitken, the demerger of public schools in Shelby County didn’t become “real” until teachers reported the week before the Aug. 4 first day of classes.

44. Memphis Bar Judicial Poll Released -

The Memphis Bar Association poll of attorneys on the judicial races on the Aug. 7 ballot shows 16 percent to as high as 38 percent of the attorneys participating have no opinion in many of the judicial races.

45. Harris Files Ford Challenge at Deadline -

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.

46. CBIZ Memphis Adding 20 Hires, Interns -

The Memphis office of CBIZ MHM LLC is welcoming a host of new faces in 2014.

The firm, which provides financial services such as accounting, tax, financial advisory and others, in recent days added a new business development manager. Drew Bringhurst joined the office’s marketing department with more than 10 years of experience in a variety of industries, including sales, marketing and human resources.

47. Government Diagnosis: HealthCare.gov on the Mend -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Computer crashes should be giving way to insurance coverage – if the government's diagnosis of its health care website is correct.

The Health and Human Services Department released a progress report Sunday on its effort get the troubled HealthCare.gov website on the mend. Administration officials said the worst of the online glitches, bugs and delays may be over.

48. Economist Outlines US Freight Network at Intermodal Conference -

The Intermodal Freight Transportation Institute at the University of Memphis welcomed a distinguished list of guest speakers to its seventh annual Intermodal Freight Conference at the FedEx Institute of Technology Tuesday, Sept. 24.

49. Events -

Ballet Memphis will present “Wizard of Oz” Saturday, April 20, and Sunday, April 21, at The Orpheum Theatre, 203 S. Main St. Visit balletmemphis.org for tickets.

50. ADDYs Boast Creative Industry’s Finest -

The tall ceilings and 100-year-old wood flooring of the historic 409 S. Main St. building were right in line with the American Advertising Federation Memphis’ 2013 ADDY Awards ceremony, themed beware of “The Creeping Boredom.”

51. Ravens’ Cox Long Snaps Way Into Anonymity -

There’s more than one way to reach the big game.

For Briarcrest Christian School graduate Michael Oher, his journey was storybook and he’ll start on the offensive line for the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, Feb. 3, when they play the San Francisco 49ers at the Superdome in New Orleans.

52. Canoe and Kayak Race Slated for June 16 -

The 31st Annual Outdoors Inc. Canoe and Kayak Race will be held June 16 at 10 a.m.

The start of the race will take paddlers out of the Wolf River into the Mississippi River, down under the Interstate 40 bridge, past Mud Island River Park and up into the Memphis Harbor to finish.

53. More Monkey Biz From Officials -

EVOLVING RESPONSE. The anachronistic Tennessee Legislature has awarded creationism equal scientific weight to evolution and declared that the prevailing religious belief of that body be offered as viable explanation to our school children for the order, formation and timing of the universe.

54. Pratt Joins Counterpart As Account Manager -

Lisa Pratt has been named senior account manager at Counterpart Communication Design, where she will manage campaigns for several clients from concept to execution. She previously worked at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

55. Jeter Joins Accounting Firm Cannon Wright Blount -

Andrew Jeter has joined Cannon Wright Blount as director of assurance and accounting services.

56. Shoppers Say 'Ho-Hum' Not 'Ho-Ho-Ho' to Sales -

Sale, schmale.

Used to be, customers would come running when stores cut prices. But these days, more Americans are becoming blasé about bargains.

Jennifer Beasley recently left a Toys R Us in Cary, N.C., unimpressed by the retailer's offers that day of 50 percent discounts on things like a $150 Sylvania tablet computer and a $45 My Baby Alive Doll.

57. Avery Named State’s Dentist of the Year -

Dr. Jim Avery of the practice Avery & Meadows DDS has been named the 2011 Dentist of the Year for the state by the Tennessee Academy of General Dentistry.

58. Magna Bank Leads County’s SBA Lenders -

Memphis-based Magna Bank was the top Small Business Administration lender in Shelby County and among the top SBA lenders statewide for the 12 months ended Sept. 30, according to the SBA’s Tennessee District Office.

59. Home Permits Up 91 Percent In October -

Local homebuilders filed 91 percent more new home permits during October compared with the same month last year, thanks to an out-of-town builder’s work in a Whitehaven subdivision.

Shelby County homebuilders filed 107 permits last month, up significantly from 56 in October 2010, according to real estate information company Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com.

60. Occupy Protests Cost Nation's Cities at Least $13M -

NEW YORK (AP) – During the first two months of the nationwide Occupy protests, the movement that is demanding more out of the wealthiest Americans cost local taxpayers at least $13 million in police overtime and other municipal services, according to a survey by The Associated Press.

61. Brucker Joins McManus Reilly As Investment, Insurance Adviser -

Edward Brucker III has joined McManus Reilly Financial Foresight as investment and insurance adviser.

Hometown: Tucson, Ariz.

Education: Master of business administration from University of Phoenix

62. Events -

The Rotary Club of Memphis Central will meet Friday from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Darrin Mullis will speak about the Holy Rosary Angel Program, an autism educational support service. Cost is $20 for nonmembers. For reservations, call Karen Shea at 683-9099.

63. Roth Forges Own Path with Alchemy in C-Y -

Ben Vaughn has some advice for Karen Roth:

64. Shifting Restaurant Scene Sometimes Hard to Track -

I was surprised to hear – from a friend in the wine business, which is how a great deal of restaurant news travels – that Karen Ross had left Erling Jensen: The Restaurant after serving as chef de cuisine for four years. Ross and executive chef and owner Erling Jensen made a good team and worked together extremely well in that kitchen.

65. Shelby Farms Celebrates Membership Month -

To celebrate membership month, Shelby Farms Park Conservancy is asking local photographers to submit their best snapshots taken at Shelby Farms Park or along the Shelby Farms Greenline.

66. Events -

The Center City Commission Diversity Committee will meet Friday, June 17, at 11 a.m. at 114 N. Main St.

67. Robertson Honored For Radio Achievement -

For almost 40 years, Howard Robertson, CEO of TRUST Marketing Inc. and SPOTSET Radio Network, has worked to establish himself in both the television and radio industries, successfully creating his own company and radio network.

68. Events -

The Lipscomb & Pitts Breakfast Club will hold a happy hour mixer Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Napa Cafe, 5101 Sanderlin Ave., suite 122. No reservations are required.

69. Edwards Shifts Gears With Elegant Farmer -

Forget everything I wrote about Mac Edwards and the Bon-Ton Café back on Oct 11. That was the story in which Edwards, owner of the well-known McEwen’s on Monroe from 1998 to 2008, talked extensively about being in a partnership to revive the moribund Bon-Ton, a Downtown institution whose roots went back to 1904, with a target opening of late December or early 2011.

70. Bloom Joins Good Advertising -

Audra Bloom has joined Good Advertising as senior account manager.

Hometown: Delaware, Ohio

71. Giving Back to Fight Arthritis -

Last week, we talked about the American Heart Association and their Go Red for Women campaign, which is raising awareness and fighting heart disease in women. This week, let us turn our attention to the nation’s most common cause of disability – arthritis – and examine how we can help the efforts of the Arthritis Foundation (www.arthritis.org).

72. Kitchens Unlimited’s Kassen Wins TriStar Award -

Karen Kassen of Kitchens Unlimited has won a TriStar Award for Residential-Singular Space in the 2010 Tennessee American Society of Interior Designers Design Competition.

Work Experience: I began working at Kitchens Unlimited as an intern in 1992, and purchased the business with my family in 1998. So, I have worked at the same firm for the last 18 years.
Family:
Husband, Joe, who is involved in our business. Two sons: Hays, 11, and Wynn, 8.
Why did you pursue a career in kitchen design?
Although I began school in architecture, a kitchen designer friend got me interested in the specialization. While kitchen design involves a very technical side of interior design, I still get to work with finishes, materials, decorative arts and architectural planning. It is the best of both worlds.
What does winning the TriStar Award from ASID mean to you?
I was very proud to share this award with a talented interior designer, Julia Finnell. She and I collaborated with an involved and passionate client to create a winning kitchen in a home that had been contemplated for years. There is no better confirmation than having someone in your profession praise your work for being the best.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments?
I am the only designer in Memphis to achieve the certification of Master Kitchen and Bath Designer, and one of only three people in the state of Tennessee. Last year, I was selected by National Kitchen and Bath Association and HGTV to be featured with one of my kitchen projects in a short story commercial that aired on HGTV and DIY network.
What do you most enjoy about your work?
I get to be creative every day. I love that designing a kitchen or bathroom can be so impactful on the lives of my clients. It’s so rewarding to see a project transform from a sketch to real working and functioning space. Best of all, I enjoy the collaboration of working on projects with other designers, architects and my colleagues.

73. Three Popular Restaurants Undergo Notable Changes -

In 2008 and 2009, restaurant news tended to be depressing because it usually involved restaurants that were closing, sometimes old favorites.

Today’s news, however, deals with moves and additions.

74. Employers Looking at Health Insurance Options -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The new health care law wasn't supposed to undercut employer plans that have provided most people in the U.S. with coverage for generations.

But last week a leading manufacturer told workers their costs will jump partly because of the law. Also, a Democratic governor laid out a scheme for employers to get out of health care by shifting workers into taxpayer-subsidized insurance markets that open in 2014.

75. Commission Debates Charter Stand, Approves Terms For New Morgue -

Shelby County Commissioners talked Monday about consolidation, education funding and minority business contracts during a session that also included a debate about building a new morgue.

A resolution approving the agreements between Shelby County and the state for the construction of a new Regional Forensic Center passed on an 11-0 vote. Commissioner Heidi Shafer abstained and Commissioner Justin Ford, who is a funeral director, recused himself from the vote.

76. Study Will Gauge How Local Arts Scene Stacks Up -

ArtsMemphis has been chosen as one of 99 participants in a study designed to examine the strength and health of the arts in communities across the United States.

The Local Arts Index, an 18-month research initiative being undertaken by national nonprofit group Americans for the Arts (AFTA), will result in a comprehensive report that ultimately will illustrate how the arts industry in Memphis stacks up to that of other cities and regions.

77. On the Rise -

Developers and homebuilders in South Fayette County have rolled out the red carpet for potential buyers by launching a home show that features more than 20 houses in Rossville and Piperton.

Since there were no plans for a fall Vesta Home Show, organizers of the 2010 South Fayette County Parade of Homes felt it would be a great opportunity to showcase their homes – and further appeal to prospects by highlighting the county’s low property tax.

78. New Medicare Chief Speaks Out Against Rationing -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The nation's health system can't be transformed by rationing medical care, President Barack Obama's new Medicare chief said Monday in his first major speech.

Dr. Donald Berwick's appointment earlier this summer without Senate confirmation was contentious because some Republicans accused him of being willing to deny care to save on costs. Since then, the administration has kept Berwick out of the limelight, turning the otherwise well-known medical innovation guru into something of a mystery man in Washington.

79. Infection Offensive -

Tennessee has lifted a curtain of secrecy, exposing the successes and failures of Memphis hospitals in preventing bloodstream infections.

The likelihood of getting a central line-associated bloodstream infection at some area hospitals is double what it should be. Data compiled by the Tennessee Department of Health in a recent report show some hospitals have a standardized infection ratio (SIR) of 2.0 or more when the national guideline is 1.0.

80. Events -

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC will present “Best Compensation Practices and the Risks They Avoid” Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Baker Donelson’s office on the 20th floor, 165 Madison Ave. For more information or to register, contact Nicolette Thomas at 577-2328 or nthomas@bakerdonelson.com.

81. Hash: A Workingman’s Dining Masterpiece -

I ate hash at two local restaurants within one week.

The first occasion, courtesy of my dutiful daughter, was on Father’s Day at Beauty Shop, Karen Carrier’s almost eight-year-old restaurant in Cooper-Young. The second was three nights later at Thyme Bistro, opened just a month ago by Rick Saviori.

82. Criminal Court Candidates Lined Up for August Ballot -

A total of 21 candidates are in the race for General Sessions Court Judge Division 7.

The field remained at 21 at Monday’s deadline for candidates to withdraw. It is the largest field of any election, primary or general, on the Aug. 5 ballot.

83. 21 In Field for General Sessions Criminal Court Judge Race -

A total of 21 candidates are in the race for General Sessions Court Judge Division 7.

The field remained at 21 at Monday’s noon deadline for candidates to withdraw. It is the largest field of contenders of any election, primary or general on the Aug. 5 ballot.

84. Little Guys, Big Guys -

No one would mistake a local institution like Tri-State Bank for one of Wall Street’s mighty titans of finance, whose recent woes brought the U.S. and world economies to their knees.

85. Howard Named Prez-Elect Of Collegiate Registrars And Admissions Officers -

Kate Howard has been named president-elect of the Tennessee Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers.

86. Gutierrez Opens Up About Transition From Chez Philippe to Other Venues -

Though Jose Gutierrez’ name is Spanish, his French accent could out-charm the great French music hall singer Maurice Chevalier.  

87. Shea Wealth Management Owner Familiar With Economic Cycles -

Karen Shea broke through the glass ceiling in 1976 to become an institutional bond broker.

Since then, she’s weathered cycles of inflation, recession, sky-high interest rates, bull market madness and bursting bubbles. None of that compares to the economic freefalls of recent times, Shea said.

88. Holiday Shopping Off to Mildly Encouraging Start -

NEW YORK (AP) - After shoppers gave retailers a somewhat encouraging start to the holiday shopping season, stores now turn their attention to the online promotions known as Cyber Monday and bringing back customers the rest of the season.

89. Exchange Club Family Center Names Ratcliff Marketing, Special Events Director -

Karen Ratcliff has joined the Exchange Club Family Center as director of marketing and special events.

90. Mozart Mixes With 'Carol Burnett Moments' In Opera Memphis Show -

Opera is one of the grander forms of high art, but on occasion, it’s just what some might call silly. The director of Opera Memphis’ season opener said to expect pure comedy from the company’s production of a Mozart classic.

91. Dishmon Joins UT Medical Group -

Dr. Dwight “Dan” Dishmon has joined the Department of Medicine at UT Medical Group.
Dishmon is an interventional cardiologist and cares for adults with ischemic heart disease and peripheral arterial disease.
He earned his medical degree and completed his internal medicine residency and general cardiology fellowship training at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He later completed additional fellowship training at Michigan State University’s Borgess Medical Center. 

92. Great Time for US Consumers: America is on Sale -

NEW YORK (AP) - There has never been a better time to be a consumer. America is on sale.

The Great Recession has caused massive job losses and hardship for millions, but it has also fostered a shoppers' paradise. Anyone who still has the means to spend can find unheard of deals.

93. Health Care Lobbyists Target Returning Congress -

WASHINGTON (AP) - Interest groups are unleashing a torrent of modern and old-fashioned lobbying tactics at members of Congress returning for the autumn battle over health care, from spending sky-high amounts on TV ads to staging rallies in the capital and perhaps outside insurance company offices.

94. Bass Berry Among Top Firms for Women -

Bass, Berry & Sims PLC has been named one of the best law firms for women by Working Mother magazine and Flex-Time Lawyers LLC.

95. The Daily News Picks Up Six Statewide Awards -

The Daily News has won six awards from the University of Tennessee-Tennessee Press Association. The awards ceremony was held Friday in Chattanooga.

The honors include two first place awards among Group 2 newspapers in Tennessee, or papers with combined weekly circulations of 5,001-15,000 readers.

96. Homeowners Turn To Home Trading Web Sites -

MIAMI (AP) – Diane Peek needed to move from Georgia to central Florida, but for six months no one even showed interest in the house she and her husband built outside Atlanta.

97. Hidden Bookstore Offers Escape for Patrons -

Tucked in a corner and barely visible from Madison Avenue, The English Major Bookstore is the perfect place to browse for a good read without worrying about pocketbook woes or stumbling over crowds.

98. Shanker Named Partner At Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs -

Jill Uiberall Shanker has become a partner at Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP. Shanker is a member of Wyatt’s Corporate and Securities Team.

99. Push for Domestic Violence Court Gains Traction -

When the Shelby County Board of Commissioners meets Monday to appoint a new General Sessions Criminal Court judge, it will consider 15 candidates.

The 13-member body also will give serious thought to appointing someone who is willing to turn Division 10 into a court devoted exclusively to domestic violence cases.

100. Thornton Receives Glankler Pro Bono Award -

Laurie M. Thornton of Glankler Brown PLLC has received the second annual Frank J. Glankler Jr. Pro Bono Award given by James S. Gilliland and the Glankler Brown law firm.