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1. Overton Greensward Overcast Weekend Offers Temporary Interlude
- Friday, April 29, 2016
For a few hours Saturday morning, April 30, in Overton Park there was no one on the Greensward – no cars, no zoo crew, no protesters, no yoga class, no dogs or dog walkers. On an overcast day, there wasn't even a shadow to be cast.
2. Tigers Sports Notebook: Woodson to Transfer, Football Team Works Out in Pads
- Tuesday, March 29, 2016
As is often the case these days, news of a player’s intention to transfer was delivered by the player himself via social media. So it was that Avery Woodson informed all, through a post on Twitter, that he would be leaving the University of Memphis basketball program.
3. Last Word: Cubits Anyone, The G-Word and The TV News Crime Block
- Thursday, March 10, 2016
How long is a cubit? After a day in which many of you got about four to five inches of rain and more to come Thursday, it seems an appropriate and timely question.
And yes, there is a cubit conversion chart on line for converting that and other really old units of measurement no longer in use like the mina, drachma or the synodic month.
So the average cubit, which is supposed to be the length of a forearm, is 18 inches or a foot and a half. That’s 0.4572 of a meter, which might as well be an ancient unit of measurement.
Someone had to say it.
According to biblehub.com – I’m not making up websites – the book of Genesis sets God’s instructions to Noah as an arc with the dimensions of 300 cubits long, 50 cubits wide and 30 cubits tall. And it was to be made out of gopher wood and covered inside and out with pitch.
The New Living Translation and Holman Christian Standard Bibles convert that to an arc 450 feet long, 75 feet wide and 45 feet high.
4. Will Tennessee Republicans Ever Be Truly Happy?
- Thursday, April 30, 2015
Why aren’t Tennessee Republicans happier?
With the GOP so dominate in the Tennessee General Assembly and losses so rare – on the Hill or in elections – the party’s lawmakers should be jubilant with this year’s session. But it’s never enough.
5. Beer Revived
- Thursday, April 09, 2015
Revive the beer garden, and they will come. If the soft opening held on Tuesday night, April 7, was any indication, then Tennessee Brewery: The Revival will have a nice run this spring.
Taking advantage of warm temperatures, patrons packed the pop-up beer garden at the recently purchased Tennessee Brewery at 495 Tennessee St. Among those milling about: Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell, city councilman Myron Lowery, and members of the Grizzlies’ front office.
6. Watching Kobe’s Empty-the-Clip Tour
- Friday, November 14, 2014
For those first few minutes, Kobe Bryant was toying with us. He passed the ball and he passed up shots – open and otherwise.
The crowd last Tuesday night at FedExForum seemed unnerved by this. Let’s face it, whether you come wearing a white No. 50 Zach Randolph jersey or a purple and gold No. 24 Lakers jersey, you come to see Kobe be true to his DNA.
7. Minyard Joins Barge Waggoner
- Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Tom Minyard, a 31-year veteran of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has joined Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon Inc. as the civil works program manager. In his new role, Minyard’s responsibilities include the advancement of the firm’s strategic direction as it relates to its civil works program for local, state and federal governments. His areas of technical interest include flood risk reduction, navigation, ecosystem restoration and emergency response.
8. McManus Joins Patrick Accounting
- Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Michelle McManus, a Memphis native and certified public accountant, has joined Patrick Accounting and Tax Services PLLC as manager. In her new role, McManus will supervise and review the monthly accounting process for a section of clients. She will also prepare and review tax returns and work closely with clients, assisting them with ongoing tax planning.
9. IRS Says It Has Lost Emails From 5 More Employees
- Monday, September 08, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Internal Revenue Service has lost emails from five more employees who are part of congressional probes into the treatment of conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status, the tax service disclosed Friday.
10. Polls Open Under Eye of Federal Monitors
- Thursday, August 07, 2014
Memphis Democrats declared victory two days before the Thursday, Aug. 7, election day in Shelby County.
It wasn’t anything they saw in the early voting turnout numbers. The turnout there was less than it was four years ago in the set of county general election and state and federal primary races.
11. Primaries Offer First Major Test of Voter ID Laws
- Monday, March 03, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – In elections that begin next week, voters in 10 states will be required to present photo identification before casting ballots – the first major test of voter ID laws after years of legal challenges arguing that the measures are designed to suppress voting.
12. Attorney General: Haslam Can Appoint Judges Without Finalists
- Friday, October 11, 2013
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam can fill vacancies in state trial and appellate court positions without getting a list of finalists from the Judicial Nominating Commission, which went out of existence at the end of June.
13. Striking Back Against Court's Voting Rights Ruling
- Friday, July 26, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration opened an aggressive new front in the battle over voter protection Thursday, singling out Texas for legal action and promising broader efforts to come after last month's Supreme Court ruling that wiped out a major provision of the Voting Rights Act.
14. US Government Collecting Huge Number of Phone Records
- Friday, June 07, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The government is secretly collecting the telephone records of millions of U.S. customers of Verizon under a top-secret court order, according to the chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. The Obama administration is defending the National Security Agency's need to collect such records, but critics are calling it a huge over-reach.
- Saturday, March 09, 2013
The Brew Movement Against Multiple Sclerosis will hold the fourth annual Beauty in the Eye of the Beer Holder fundraiser for the Mid South Chapter of the National MS Society Thursday, March 14, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Memphis Pink Palace Museum, 3050 Central Ave. Attendees can sample unique homebrews created for the event, craft beers and microbrews. Tickets are $30. Visit msbrewmovement.org.
16. Guscette Named Sales Representative at P.O.P. Solutions
- Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Ally Guscette has been promoted to sales representative at Germantown-based brand-marketing firm P.O.P. Solutions Group LLC. In her new role, Guscette will help businesses develop brand awareness through promotional products, press kits, print materials and point-of-purchase displays. She joined the company in 2011 as part of a sales team and begins Germantown Leadership training this month.
17. Holder Marks Meredith Anniversary in Oxford
- Monday, October 01, 2012
Civil rights cases pursued by the U.S. Justice Department are defined differently than they were 50 years ago when department attorneys were literally by James Meredith’s side during the integration of the University of Mississippi.
18. Holder Evokes Memories of 1962 At Ole Miss
- Friday, September 28, 2012
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder marked the 50th anniversary of James Meredith’s admission to the University of Mississippi Thursday, Sept. 27, during a visit to the Oxford campus.
19. Hart Discusses Congressional Bid With The Memphis News
- Monday, July 02, 2012
Countywide school board member Tomeka Hart talked with The Memphis News editorial board this month about her candidacy in the Aug. 2 Democratic Congressional primary – a challenge of incumbent Congressman Steve Cohen in the 9th District.
20. Supreme Court Misunderstanding on Health Overhaul?
- Wednesday, April 11, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – A possible misunderstanding about President Barack Obama's health care overhaul could cloud Supreme Court deliberations on its fate, leaving the impression that the law's insurance requirement is more onerous than it actually is.
21. Tenn. Photo ID Law Could Face Challenge
- Wednesday, January 04, 2012
A requirement that Tennessee voters show photographic identification could be challenged in a lawsuit.
Unless or until there is legislative or court action to change the statute that took effect Sunday, Jan. 1, it remains the law. Tennessee Election Coordinator Mark Goins said his office anticipates voters will be required to show a photo ID when they go to the polls for the March primary elections, according to The Tennessean.
22. Obama Nominates Fowlkes for Vacancy
- Tuesday, December 20, 2011
The White House nomination of Criminal Court Judge John Fowlkes to be a U.S. District Court judge would return Fowlkes to the building where he once worked as a federal prosecutor.
23. FarmVille Creator Hopes to Raise About $1B in IPO
- Monday, December 05, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Hoping to harvest some fresh cash, the online game company behind "FarmVille" said Friday that it plans to raise $1 billion in an initial public offering of up to 100 million shares.
24. Senators Concerned by Photo ID Requirement to Vote
- Thursday, June 30, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Sixteen Democratic senators want the Justice Department to look into whether voting rights are being jeopardized in states that require photo identification in order for people to vote.
25. Dem Leaders Prepare for Legal Challenge
- Friday, August 13, 2010
Local Democratic Party leaders are collecting affidavits as a start toward formally challenging the Aug. 5 Shelby County election results.
A standing-room-only crowd of more than 200 people gathered at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union hall in Midtown this week.
26. Rally Time
- Monday, June 07, 2010
As soon as he heard the Memphis Redbirds were coming to town in 1998, Buddy Young bought season tickets and has renewed them every year since.
From the first two seasons at the old Tim McCarver Stadium to the debut of AutoZone Park in 2000, from Albert Pujols’ walkoff home run that won the Pacific Coast League title the first season at AutoZone to last year’s championship run, Young has been a die-hard Redbirds supporter.
27. Midtown’s Towery Building Faces Foreclosure
- Friday, April 09, 2010
The Midtown office building at 1835 Union Ave. that houses the sheriff campaign headquarters of Randy Wade has been foreclosed.
- Tuesday, March 23, 2010
The Memphis Rotary Club will meet today at noon at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Judge Janice Holder will speak. For reservations, e-mail Taylor Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
29. What’s Coming Up This Election Season
- Monday, March 15, 2010
After a year of turbulence, the Memphis political scene continues to remake itself.
The May 4 and Aug. 5 elections don’t have the focused drama of last October’s special election for Memphis mayor, but they represent new chapters in a story that could end with a new generation of political leaders and at least a passing of the political baton.
30. County Mayor Race Clarifies With Byrd’s ‘Agonizing’ Decision
- Friday, January 22, 2010
A month before the filing deadline for the 2010 Shelby County primaries, and the race for county mayor is beginning to take shape.
And one of the candidates who weighed the race but got out – Bank of Bartlett President Harold Byrd – said something is missing from the field so far.
- Wednesday, April 15, 2009
The Greater Memphis Paralegal Alliance Seminars will present “Ethics in the Paralegal Profession” with Olivia Roleson today from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. The seminar offers one hour of general paralegal continuing legal education credit and the fee is $17 for members and $25 for nonmembers. For reservations, e-mail email@example.com.
- Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Memphis Area Women Business Owners will hold a wine and cheese mixer today from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Napa Café, 5101 Sanderlin Ave., Suite 122. For reservations, e-mail Tess Bear at firstname.lastname@example.org, Nita Black email@example.com or Alandas Dobbins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
33. Jobless Hit with Bank Fees on Benefits
- Monday, February 23, 2009
For hundreds of thousands of workers losing their jobs during the recession, there's a new twist to their financial pain: Even as they're collecting unemployment benefits, they're paying bank fees just to get access to their money.
34. October Wholesale Prices Plunge Record 2.8 Percent
- Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Wholesale prices plunged a record amount in October as energy prices fell by the largest amount in 22 years.
The Labor Department reported Tuesday that wholesale prices dropped by 2.8 percent in October, the biggest one-month decline on records that go back more than 60 years. The previous record holder was a 1.6 percent fall in October 2001, the month after the terrorist attacks.
35. State Supreme Court To Hear Cases In Memphis
- Thursday, October 30, 2008
The Tennessee Supreme Court is coming to Memphis on election day.
The five-member court will be hearing three oral arguments in three cases at the Shelby County Courthouse on Tuesday afternoon.
36. U of M Lures Sunderman To Fogelman Chair in Real Estate
- Friday, September 12, 2008
After 22 years at the University of Wyoming as a real estate and finance professor, Dr. Mark Sunderman realized he had accomplished everything he could in Laramie and began seeking a new challenge.
37. Retirement Account Rules Catch Many by Surprise
- Wednesday, September 03, 2008
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - There's some sentiment that a government rule that forces retirees to withdraw money from their IRA and 401(k) accounts when they turn 70½ may need to be changed. That's because people are living longer and need to keep as much of their retirement money for as long as possible, said several financial advisers and a leader of the Senate Finance Committee.
38. Holder to be Tenn. Supreme Court's First Woman Chief Justice
- Friday, May 02, 2008
The next chief justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court will be Memphis Justice Janice Holder - who will be the state Supreme Court's first woman chief justice.
Holder will replace William M. Barker, who announced this week he will retire effective Sept. 1. Barker told his fellow justices two years ago that he would retire soon, Justice Gary R. Wade told the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Wade said the justices selected Holder as the new chief justice then and there.
39. Seven Foreclosures Filed AgainstMark Matthews Development LLC
- Wednesday, April 02, 2008
Seven first-run foreclosure notices appear in today's Daily News beginning on Page 32 for properties owned by Mark Matthews Development LLC.
The lots facing foreclosure are: lot 152 in
- Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Talk Shoppe will hold an Open Microphone Discussion at its meeting today from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South, 3693 Tyndale Drive.
The Little Tea Shop will host a book signing of "Poetry and Memoirs" by Sylvia Abraham Holder, mother of Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Janice M. Holder, today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 69 Monroe Ave.
41. Trustmark-Republic Merger Awaits Shareholders' Approval
- Monday, August 14, 2006
The U.S. Comptroller of the Currency has approved the merger of Trustmark Corp.'s subsidiary, Trustmark National Bank, with Republic National Bank, which is a subsidiary of Republic Bancshares of Texas Inc.
42. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, March 31, 2004
Nashville Attorney Appointed to 30th Judicial District
Attorney Appointed to 30th Judicial District
Nashville attorney Donna M. Fields was appointed to fill a position in the 30th Judicial District, Circuit Court Division 7, replacing recently...
43. Archived Article: Real Focus
- Tuesday, November 05, 2002
By STACEY WIEDOWER
Lots near Vesta 2000 site going to highest bidder
By STACEY WIEDOWER
The Daily News
About 216 acres of property is in the process of foreclosure in the Eads subdivision Wind Chase Farms which has hung in the balance si...
44. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, August 14, 2000
Calendar of events: June 5 11 Calendar of events: Aug.14-Aug. 21 Aug. 14 The International Association for Administrative Professionals regular monthly meeting begins at 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn-Memphis East, with Gary Brackett as speaker. The cost...
45. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, August 07, 2000
Calendar of events: June 5 11 Calendar of events: Aug. 7-Aug. 13 Aug. 7 Consumer Credit Counseling Service is offering a free seminar on building a budget and the basics of money management, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 2158 Union Ave., Suite 400. Fo...
46. Archived Article: Tech Focus
- Wednesday, April 19, 2000
Intellectual law isnt just for trademarks anymore Intellectual law isnt just for trademarks anymore By KATHLEEN BURT The Daily News Remember a time before the Internet? It was a time when chips were crunchy things that came in bags and a floppy disk...
47. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, August 30, 1999
Aug Aug. 31 The Memphis/Shelby County Job Service Employer Committee will meet at 7:30 a.m. at State Technical Institute. The speaker will be attorney Tim Bland of Ford and Harrison LLP. His topic will be the Americans with Disabilities Act and the ...
48. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, August 23, 1999
Aug Aug. 23 Consumer Credit Counseling Service will offer a free seminar from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 2158 Union Ave., Suite 400 on establishing and re-establishing credit, credit reports and cutting the costs of using credit. For reservations, call ...
49. Archived Article: New Judge.st
- Tuesday, February 18, 1997
At noon on Friday Gov. Don Sundquist announced the name of the new Circuit Court judge appointed by Gov. Don Sundquist to fill the vacancy left when Judge Janice Holder was appointed to the Supreme Court. Third timeís a charm for new circuit ...
50. Archived Article: New Judge
- Tuesday, February 18, 1997
At noon on Friday Gov. Don Sundquist announced the name of the new Circuit Court judge appointed by Gov. Don Sundquist to fill the vacancy left when Judge Janice Holder was appointed to the Supreme Court. Third times a charm for new circuit court ju...