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1. Transport Safety Rules Rolled Back Under Trump
- Tuesday, February 27, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) – On a clear, dry June evening in 2015, cars and trucks rolled slowly in a herky-jerky backup ahead of an Interstate 75 construction zone in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Barreling toward them: an 18-ton tractor-trailer going about 80 mph.
2. Capturing Consumer Attention
- Wednesday, November 15, 2017
How much time do people spend with your marketing materials? For years we’ve been telling you to make your marketing content shorter. After all, the human attention span is eight seconds. That’s one second shorter than your average goldfish.
3. Trump Choosing White Men as Judges, Highest Rate in Decades
- Tuesday, November 14, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump is nominating white men to America's federal courts at a rate not seen in nearly 30 years, threatening to reverse a slow transformation toward a judiciary that reflects the nation's diversity.
4. New Bookstore Called Novel Coming to Laurelwood in August
- Thursday, May 11, 2017
It didn’t turn out exactly like Emmett Miskell hoped it would, but he nevertheless got what he and other book lovers in Memphis wanted in the end.
Miskell – a White Station High School senior who gathered signatures to try and save the doomed Booksellers at Laurelwood, Memphis’ largest independent bookstore that closed its doors a few months ago – said he’s thrilled with news that a replacement store of sorts is coming to the same space.
5. Nearing 100 Days, Trump Says His Presidency is 'Different'
- Tuesday, April 25, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – For nearly 100 days, President Donald Trump has rattled Washington and been chastened by its institutions.
He's startled world leaders with his unpredictability and tough talk, but won their praise for a surprise strike on Syria.
6. From Bedroom to Boardroom, Supreme Court is in Your Business
- Tuesday, March 21, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – Quick, name a Supreme Court justice. OK, name three. One of the current justices, Stephen Breyer, once noted wryly that their names are less well-known than those of the Three Stooges.
7. Last Word: Bell at the Grammys, Old Dominick's Return and Luttrell & Strickland
- Monday, February 13, 2017
Memphis at the Grammys: William Bell was performer, presenter and winner at the Grammys Sunday evening. Gary Clark Jr. joined Bell to perform Bell’s calling card, “Born Under A Bad Sign” and the duo then presented a Grammy to Beyonce. In the non-televised Grammy awards, Bell won for Best Americana album for his Stax effort “This Is Where I Live.”
8. Time Running Out to Save Laurelwood Bookstore
- Thursday, February 9, 2017
After about four weeks of gathering signatures for a petition to try and keep The Booksellers at Laurelwood from closing its doors, White Station High School senior Emmett Miskell is now moving his effort into an 11th-hour action phase.
9. GOP Pushes 2 Top Cabinet Picks Through to Full Senate
- Thursday, February 2, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – Republicans jammed two of President Donald Trump's top Cabinet picks through the Senate Finance Committee with no Democrats in the room Wednesday after suspending a rule that would have otherwise barred them from taking the vote. The tactic seemed a warning shot that they might deploy brute political muscle in the upcoming fight over the Supreme Court vacancy.
10. Goldman Sachs Exec Talks Trump, Economy at U of M
- Thursday, February 2, 2017
The first question presented to this week’s speaker at the latest Economic Club of Memphis gathering mentioned President Donald Trump by name.
Someone wanted to know whether the speaker, Timothy O’Neill, co-head of Goldman Sachs’ investment management division, thought Trump might reappoint Janet Yellen to chair the Federal Reserve. O’Neill shrugged off answering definitely one way or the other, but his entire presentation was a bit like that first question – with the shadow of a newly inaugurated, controversial president looming over, well, everything.
11. Turning the Page
- Saturday, January 28, 2017
When a bookstore decides to close its doors for good, the moment isn't always so immediate or possessive of the clean finality that comes with shutting a book at the end of the story.
In the case of The Booksellers at Laurelwood, it is a long goodbye. These final weeks of a liquidation sale that will stretch into February – the culmination of a decision that the store’s finances have become untenable – have meant the slow unwinding of a 32-year-old bookstore that’s closing up shop the same way you fall asleep, fall in love, get old – gradually, then all of a sudden.
12. Student Petitions to Save Booksellers
- Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Support continues to pour in for Booksellers at Laurelwood, Memphis’ largest independent bookstore that announced recently it is set to close next month.
Shoppers immediately flocked to the store, which has hung large closing signs in its windows and begun a liquidation sale. A competitor, Burke’s Book Store, issued a rallying cry – a long statement, to be exact – encouraging the community to do what it can to help keep the store open and to support independent bookstores.
13. Wayne Jackson of the Memphis Horns Duo Dies at 74
- Thursday, June 23, 2016
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Trumpet player Wayne Jackson, who played standout horn lines on rock 'n' roll, soul, R&B and pop mainstays along with Memphis Horns partner and tenor saxophonist Andrew Love, has died. He was 74.
14. Jesse Jackson Calls for Passion to Continue Dr. King's Work
- Wednesday, April 6, 2016
He was 26 years old in 1968 when he was a guest at the Lorraine Motel with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and one of the younger members of King’s inner circle.
15. Howard Stern Announces 5-Year Deal With Sirius XM
- Wednesday, December 16, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Much has changed for Howard Stern and SiriusXM since their first deal a decade ago — except for their desire to stay in business together.
The company announced Tuesday its third five-year deal to keep Stern's radio show at SiriusXM, together with a longer-term video arrangement that will allow fans to see as well as hear his program and have access to 30 years of career highlights.
16. Sherman Joins Campbell Clinic as Sports Medicine Physician
- Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Dr. Henry “Hank” Sherman has joined Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics as a sports medicine family practice physician in its Southaven office. Sherman treats patients who suffer from a variety of orthopedic injuries – from competitive athletes looking to get back in the game to weekend warriors who want to stay active later in life.
17. Governors Erupt in Partisan Dispute at White House
- Tuesday, February 25, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – The nation's governors emerged from a meeting with President Barack Obama on Monday claiming harmony, only to immediately break into an on-camera partisan feud in front of the West Wing.
18. Views of Memphis
- Friday, August 23, 2013
SURPRISE. THERE’S A BOOK. A couple of years ago, friend Willy Bearden – storyteller, writer, historian, filmmaker and lead singer in the Earnestine & Hazel House Band – and I worked on a project for Elmwood Cemetery. Willy scripted and produced a combination walking/driving tour of that magic ground and I voiced it, spending hours poring over the script with Willy and recording every word of it.
19. Health Law's Rule Delay Could Hamper Enforcement
- Wednesday, July 17, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – There's a bit of a domino effect undercutting President Barack Obama's health care law.
Enforcement of the overhaul's central mandate – that individual Americans must have coverage – could be weakened by the Obama administration's recent delay of a requirement that larger employers provide medical insurance.
20. Coverage May be Unaffordable for Low-Wage Workers
- Friday, June 14, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – It's called the Affordable Care Act, but President Barack Obama's health care law may turn out to be unaffordable for many low-wage workers, including employees at big chain restaurants, retail stores and hotels.
21. CCDC Passes Two Downtown Projects
- Thursday, September 20, 2012
Two Downtown Memphis projects were propelled Wednesday, Sept. 19, by the Center City Development Corp. while the board was briefed on several of the area’s businesses that are in flux.
- Tuesday, June 5, 2012
The Memphis Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, June 5, at noon at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Neil White, author of “In the Sanctuary of Outcasts,” will speak. Cost is $18 per person. Email Taylor Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations.
- Monday, June 4, 2012
Visible Music College will present a Visible Live concert Monday, June 4, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Cooper-Young gazebo at the corner of Cooper Street and Young Avenue. Darien Clea will perform. Cost is free.
24. ‘Contrarian’ Collins Finds Success in Tough Market
- Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Doug Collins has always believed that the greatest opportunities are found in troubled times.
The president of Prudential Collins-Maury Inc. Realtors even classifies himself as “somewhat of a contrarian.”
25. Sounds of the Season
- Wednesday, December 21, 2011
The blues and folk duo Deering & Down turned their new Christmas single into a Christmas present for a Memphis-area nonprofit organization.
Lahna Deering, the Canadian-born singer backed by Rev Neil Down on guitar, sings about some of the sights, sounds and feelings of Christmas in Memphis on “Wonder What Elvis or Rufus Might Say.” And throughout the month of December, the proceeds from every download of the song on iTunes will go to the Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County.
26. House Sets Friday Vote on Balanced Budget Proposal
- Friday, November 18, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – With the federal government racking up deficits of more than $1 trillion a year and lawmakers paralyzed by political differences, the House on Thursday is taking up a proposed constitutional amendment that would force Congress to balance its budget.
27. Stax’s Al Bell to be Recognized with Grammy Trustee Award
- Friday, February 11, 2011
Al Bell is a recording industry legend, responsible for shaping Stax Records and more specifically, the careers of Booker T and the MG’s, The Staple Singers, Otis Redding, Carla Thomas, Rufus Thomas, Sam and Dave and The Bar-Kays, just to name a few.
28. US Senate Nears Vote on Four TVA Board Nominees
- Wednesday, May 19, 2010
US Senate Nears Vote on Four TVA Board Nominees
CHATTANOOGA (AP) - The U.S. Senate is nearing confirmation votes on four new directors for the Tennessee Valley Authority.
The votes, expected this week or next, would restore the nine-member board to full strength.
29. Senate Off to a Rocky Start on Health Care
- Thursday, June 18, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate on Wednesday began writing legislation to revamp the nation's health care system, but its historic first step was overshadowed by partisan anger and cost problems that troubled lawmakers on both sides.
30. UT’s Hathaway Named To Ruth Neil Murry Endowed Chair
- Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Dr. Donna Hathaway has been named to the Ruth Neil Murry Endowed Chair in Nursing at the University of Tennessee College of Nursing.
31. Lawmakers Want Banks to Report on Bailout Use
- Friday, April 24, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawmakers pressed the Obama administration on Thursday to better track how financial institutions are using the government's financial bailout money, a step the Treasury Department has resisted despite demands from a federal watchdog agency.
32. Bank Giants Steered Blacks to Bad Loans, NAACP Says
- Monday, March 16, 2009
The NAACP is accusing Wells Fargo and HSBC of forcing blacks into subprime mortgages while whites with identical qualifications got lower rates.
Class-action lawsuits were to be filed against the banks Friday in federal court in Los Angeles, Austin Tighe, co-lead counsel for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, told The Associated Press.
33. 2007's Top RealtorsHonored by MAAR
- Thursday, January 17, 2008
The Memphis Area Association of Realtors recently handed out awards at its annual gala, including one to John Linthicum of Crye-Leike Inc., who was named 2007 Realtor of the Year. Randy Jefferson of The Hobson Co. Realto
- Tuesday, November 20, 2007
The Shelby Farms Park Conservancy will host a public forum to collect community input about the future of the park today from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at White Station High School, 514 S. Perkins Road. For more information, call 767-PARK or visit www.shelbyfarmspark.org.
- Monday, November 19, 2007
The Engineers' Club of Memphis will hold its weekly meeting today at noon at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Cost is $12 and no reservations are required. Randy Richardson, deputy director of the Port of Memphis, will speak on "International Gateway - Memphis."
36. Phillips to Become President of Optometry School
- Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Dr. Richard W. Phillips has been named president-elect of Southern College of Optometry in Memphis. Phillips is a 1978 graduate of the college and the former regional executive director for Tennessee operations for TLC - Laser Eye Centers. He will be only the sixth person to hold the office in the college's 75-year history. Phillips will assume the presidency May 17. He is replacing William E. Cochran, who is retiring.
37. Morman Named Branch Director at MATCU
- Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Cheryl Morman has been named branch director of Memphis Area Teachers' Credit Union's (MATCU) Central branch. She previously was deposit services manager at Marriott Employees' Federal Credit Union in Bethesda, Md.
38. Black Repertory Theater to Open on Marshall
- Monday, May 8, 2006
A neighborhood on the edge of Downtown is seeing some growth, the newest of which is a black repertory theater.
The 70-seat, 3,200-square-foot Hattiloo Theater is scheduled to open Sept. 22 at 656 Marshall Ave. and will focus on black theater and art. The building belongs to Pinkney Herbert, the owner of the Marshall Arts gallery at 639 Marshall.
39. Archived Article: Gov Analysis
- Friday, May 31, 1996
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