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1. Council to Discuss Police Retention Bonus Grant As Union Objects
- Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Memphis City Council members review a $6.1 million four-year grant for police retention bonuses Tuesday, March 7, during council committee sessions.
The grant from the Memphis-Shelby Crime Commission was announced last week by Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland and Crime Commission president Bill Gibbons.
2. Liberty Bowl Coaches: Today’s Offenses Go Ever-Faster, Tackling is a Skill in Demand
- Friday, December 16, 2016
Gary Patterson was still relatively new to this head coaching business when in 2002 he brought TCU to Memphis for the Liberty Bowl. His team defeated Colorado State 17-3 and the memories are good.
3. Analyst: Fred’s May Be in Talks To Sell
- Thursday, December 15, 2016
Memphis-based pharmacy operator and retailer fred’s Inc. was still keeping quiet at press time about the “pending transaction” that led the company to take the unusual step of declining to allow questions from analysts following its earnings presentation Dec. 8.
4. Something Missing in Jones’ ‘Infallible’ System
- Friday, December 02, 2016
By now, Tennessee fans have taken enough deep breaths to come to grips with losing to Vanderbilt. They don’t like it, mind you, but they’ve accepted it. As for Butch Jones, what now?
I’ll leave it to others to gauge the heat of Jones’ seat as we weave through the postseason and into next year. Suffice it to say, the honeymoon is over.
5. Six-Point Plan to Help Vols Coach Stick Around Longer
- Friday, November 11, 2016
On that day in December 2012 when Butch Jones was introduced as Tennessee’s head football coach, he told Vol Nation that he had a template for fixing everything.
He said: “The plan is infallible if the players buy in.”
6. Fund Managers: No, the Election Won't Wreck Your 401(k)
- Friday, November 04, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) – Worried that the election will ruin your 401(k)?
Don't be, fund managers say, no matter who wins the White House. As long as you're a long-term investor willing to ride through whatever market bumps occur after Election Day, and there certainly could be scary ones, presidential elections historically haven't had much impact on stocks over the long term. Other factors, such as how expensive stocks are relative to their earnings and what the Federal Reserve is doing with interest rates, are more important factors for the market than who sits in the White House.
7. SEC Dominance Firmly Planted in the West
- Friday, October 28, 2016
Based on the eye test as well as what has transpired on the field, I think it’s pretty safe to say Alabama is the best team in the SEC.
Who’s No. 2? I’ll take Texas A&M, which actually led the Crimson Tide 14-13 early in the second half last weekend before ultimately falling 33-14.
8. 24 Questions: Counting Down to the Start of the NBA Season
- Friday, October 14, 2016
With the start of the NBA season drawing near, let’s get that shot clock running and put up 24 questions in need of answers:
24. Will the Philadelphia 76ers, who were at FedExForum to play the Grizzlies in a preseason game this past week, finally crack 20 victories after winning 19 games three seasons ago, then 18, and only 10 last season?
9. Vols Offensive Line Rushing Into Much-Anticipated Season
- Friday, August 19, 2016
Jalen Hurd knows right where he stands among Tennessee’s running backs of the past and wants to be No. 1 in career rushing yards at the end of the 2016 season.
The junior from Hendersonville Beech High School needs 892 yards to surpass Travis Henry as UT’s career rushing leader.
10. Whisenhunt Might Not Recognize These Titans
- Friday, August 12, 2016
Welcome back, Ken Whisenhunt. You’ve only been gone a few months, but you might not recognize many things about your old workplace when you arrive Saturday night.
Call it a cruel twist of fate, irony or whatever you please, but the very man who personified and spearheaded the Titans’ recent failures will be on the sideline at Nissan Stadium when the Titans open the preseason.
11. AP Sources: VW to Pay Nearly $10.2B to Settle Emissions Claims
- Friday, June 24, 2016
DETROIT (AP) – Volkswagen has agreed to take a series of steps costing about $10.2 billion to settle claims from its unprecedented diesel emissions cheating scandal in the U.S., two people briefed on the matter said Thursday.
12. Gawker Files for Bankruptcy, To Sell Itself to Ziff Davis
- Monday, June 13, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) – Gawker Media is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and putting itself up for sale, strained by a jury's verdict that that it must pay $140 million to pro wrestler Hulk Hogan in an invasion-of-privacy lawsuit.
13. Sports Notebook: Woodson Leaving for Butler; Lynch Headed to Jets?
- Wednesday, April 20, 2016
The arrival of Tubby Smith to coach the University of Memphis basketball team will not prevent the departure of guard Avery Woodson.
The Indianapolis Star reported that Woodson will transfer to Butler; he also considered Virginia Commonwealth.
14. Northwestern Defense Tough, But Give Edge to UT
- Saturday, December 26, 2015
There’s nothing like spending the Christmas holidays in Florida, and Tennessee’s football team will savor every minute of it for the second consecutive year.
The Vols (8-4) board a flight Saturday morning to Tampa, Fla., where they will spend almost a week before the Jan. 1 Outback Bowl against Northwestern (10-2).
15. Pastner, Always True to Self, Is Still Doing Things His Way
- Friday, September 18, 2015
Expectations. That’s the word that drives all sports narratives. Remember the record of Josh Pastner’s first University of Memphis team, the ragtag bunch that was left over after John Calipari exited for Kentucky?
16. SEC is Better With Steve Spurrier in It
- Friday, July 17, 2015
HOOVER, Ala. – If you’re a Tennessee fan, you don’t like him. He was the one who said you can’t spell Citrus without “U-T.”
He started his record-setting 23rd appearance as a coach at the 2015 SEC Media Days by zinging the Vols for their 7-6 season, saying they were “celebrating big” while casting South Carolina’s 7-6 season as a disaster averted.
17. Taking Care of Business
- Saturday, April 18, 2015
The postseason is – take your pick – a new season, the second season, the only season that matters.
But before delving into the Grizzlies’ path in the NBA Playoffs, which starts with the Grizzlies as the 5 seed in a first-round Western Conference matchup up with 4-seed Portland Sunday night at FedExForum, a rewind is in order.
18. On Saban, Calipari and NCAA grandstanding
- Friday, April 03, 2015
Hold up your hand if you’re an Alabama football player and you have not been arrested in the last week. Three Crimson Tide players were arrested, one on suspicion of domestic violence, another for driving under the influence and another on a marijuana charge.
19. U of M Hoops Looking Less Than Stable
- Friday, March 27, 2015
So Josh Pastner is transferring to Arizona State, Tom Bowen to Cal, and Nick King and Pookie Powell to points unknown.
20. Three Questions Grizzlies Must Answer to Keep Momentum
- Friday, February 20, 2015
They have banked 39 wins and earned their current standing – emphasis on the word current – as the team with the second-best record in the Western Conference behind Golden State.
So if the playoffs started today….
21. Ohio State Alters SEC-Dominated Landscape
- Friday, January 16, 2015
A year ago, Florida State put the chanting – “S-E-C! S-E-C! S-E-C! – on pause. Auburn, after all, came oh so close to winning the last BCS national championship game.
But now Urban Meyer and Ohio State have silenced SEC Country.
22. MERI Trains First Responders for Ebola Readiness
- Thursday, November 06, 2014
When in doubt, disinfect the gloves yet again.
During a training session conducted by a certified industrial hygienist, first responders learned step by step the procedures for putting on – and taking off – protective suits, gloves, boot coverings, face masks and splash shields in the event they have to come in contact with a person who may have Ebola.
23. Young Volunteers Face Long Odds at Oklahoma
- Saturday, September 13, 2014
Two games into the 2014 season, and it’s time for the University of Tennessee to play some big-boy football.
The Vols (2-0) took care of business at Neyland Stadium in the first two games against Utah State and Arkansas State.
24. SEC’s New Quarterbacks Ready to Prove Themselves
- Friday, August 22, 2014
They are the SEC quarterbacks left behind. The quarterbacking gods, with names like Manziel, McCarron, Mettenberger and Murray – what is it about M’s? – have ascended to a higher place: playing on Sundays in the NFL.
25. Varying Health Premium Subsidies Worry Consumers
- Friday, July 25, 2014
MIAMI (AP) – Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law. But in the process of signing up for a plan, Close said her HealthCare.gov account showed several different subsidy amounts, varying as much as $180 per month.
26. Eve Didn’t Poison Toomer’s Corner Trees
- Friday, July 25, 2014
Justin Fuente again did football-obsessive mankind a favor this summer with his annual women’s clinic.
“By and large, men know a lot less than they think they do and women know a lot more,” said the University of Memphis football coach.
27. Obama: Power Plant Rule Will Shrink Power Prices
- Tuesday, June 03, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – In a sweeping initiative to curb pollutants blamed for global warming, the Obama administration unveiled a plan Monday aimed at cutting carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third by 2030. But it delays the deadline for some states to begin complying until long after President Barack Obama leaves office.
28. Grizzlies Now the Team Getting Kicked Around
- Friday, December 20, 2013
It is no longer too early to determine the highlight of the Grizzlies 2013-2014 season.
It happened on Nov. 18 in Los Angeles when Tony Allen jumped and inadvertently kicked Clippers guard Chris Paul in the face.
29. College Football Season Brought Many Surprises
- Friday, December 13, 2013
It seems like just yesterday that temperatures were stifling and everyone who really mattered in the college football world – the SEC’s coaches and top players – had met in Hoover, Ala., for that little party known as SEC Media Days.
30. ‘Process’ Keeps Alabama, Saban on Top
- Friday, August 23, 2013
The best coach in college football admitted that he – and everyone else at Alabama – was proud of the team’s recent accomplishments. You know, two straight national titles and, if you want to deal in ancient history, three in the last four years.
31. Watt Tells Stories With a Paper Moon Touch
- Friday, February 22, 2013
Someone who didn’t know Ryan Watt can already tell a lot about him and his work by the title of the Memphis-based production company dedicated to producing mostly local, Southern independent films he and a friend started in 2009.
32. Divorce Guide Hits Silver Anniversary
- Thursday, September 06, 2012
This year marks the silver anniversary of Memphis attorney Larry Rice literally writing the book on divorce law.
33. Elvis Presley Blvd. Center of Council Talks
- Thursday, February 23, 2012
For decades what is now Elvis Presley Boulevard was the road to Memphis for those from Mississippi, whether they were coming to stay or coming to visit.
Much has changed since Elvis Presley moved into a home on a hill already named Graceland in the mid-1950s when Whitehaven was a country road not yet a part of the city of Memphis.
34. Google's Patent Play: $12.5B for Motorola Mobility
- Tuesday, August 16, 2011
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Google Inc.'s $12.5 billion deal to buy cellphone maker Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. is aimed at giving the Internet search leader more legal firepower as it battles Apple Inc. and Microsoft Corp. to gain the upper hand in the increasingly important mobile computing market.
35. Paper Moon Prepares To Shoot in Memphis
- Wednesday, May 04, 2011
Production gets under way this week on “The Romance of Loneliness,” the third feature film from Memphis-based production company Paper Moon Films.
It’s about a young woman from a traditional Southern family, her journey of self-discovery and the misfits and memorable characters she encounters along the way.
36. Mortgage Modifications Daunting for Homeowners
- Tuesday, January 11, 2011
HELENA, Mont. (AP) – Laverl "Nick" Nicholson used to look out of his kitchen window at the weeping willows that mark the burial place of two of his daughters. Then a debilitating car wreck left him unable to pay the $220,000 he owed on his northwestern Montana home.
37. Kitchens Unlimited’s Kassen Wins TriStar Award
- Wednesday, December 29, 2010
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.
38. Rice Honored as a ‘Rising Star’ for Innovative Work
- Friday, November 26, 2010
Lawyers recognized as “rising stars” have generally been practicing for 10 years or less, but Nick Rice’s experience goes back further than that.
39. Indie Spirit
- Thursday, October 21, 2010
The Indie Memphis Film Festival opens for its 13th season this weekend, running Thursday through Sunday at the Playhouse on the Square, the Studio on the Square and the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art.
40. Business Leaders Back Consolidation Charter
- Monday, September 27, 2010
Several dozen of the best known corporate leaders in the city turned out Friday afternoon to go public with their support of the consolidation charter.
The “Charter Means Business” campaign includes Gary Shorb, CEO of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, philanthropist and AutoZone founder J.R. “Pitt” Hyde, Leigh Shockey, chairman and CEO of Drexel Chemical and Southern Heritage Classic founder Fred Jones as well as 65 others.
41. Mass. Senate Delays Debate on Kennedy Interim Bill
- Monday, September 21, 2009
BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts Republicans temporarily blocked Senate debate Friday on a bill allowing Gov. Deval Patrick to name an interim appointment to the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the death of Edward Kennedy.
42. Rosa Becomes GM at Holiday Inn-Wolfchase
- Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Chris Rosa has been named general manger of the Holiday Inn and Suites Memphis-Wolfchase. Rosa will be responsible for day-to-day operations of the property. He previously served as vice president of operations for Equity Estates, general manger at the Sheraton Meadowlands and area manger of the Crowne Plaza Ravinia in Atlanta. Rosa also has been named General Manager of the Year by Patriot American Hotels and Hotelier of the Year by the Connecticut Hospitality Association.
43. Rice Receives Rare Family Law Inclusion In Mid-South Super Lawyers
- Thursday, January 15, 2009
Larry Rice, the senior member at Rice, Amundsen and Caperton PLLC, has been chosen for inclusion in the 2008 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers. Rice is the only certified family law specialist selected for the honor.
44. Gwendolyn Smith Took Lie Detector Test, Latest Info Reveals
- Tuesday, April 01, 2008
Over the past several days, the investigation into a blackmail plot against Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton drew to a close. And in the waning days of that criminal probe, the woman who went public last year with details of the plot was given a polygraph exam, The Daily News has learned.
45. No Wrongdoing By Clark In Herenton Blackmail, Prosecutor Says
- Monday, March 31, 2008
The attorney for a developer accused by Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton of being part of a blackmail effort against the mayor has been told by the special prosecutor investigating the case that the developer did not do "anything illegal."
46. Attorney: Clark Cleared In Herenton Blackmail Probe
- Friday, March 28, 2008
The attorney for a developer accused by Memphis mayor Willie Herenton of being part of a blackmail effort against him has been told by the special prosecutor investigating the case that he did not do “anything illegal.”
47. Attorney General To Defend Strip Club Ordinance
- Thursday, March 20, 2008
Tennessee Attorney General Robert Cooper will help defend the Shelby County ordinance governing Memphis strip clubs in U.S. District Court.
Cooper's office filed a motion Monday to intervene on the side of the city and county in the case filed by seven strip club owners. The suit challenges the constitutionality of the ordinance as well as the state law on which the ordinance is based.
48. Prosecutor Nears End Of Herenton Sex Plot Investigation
- Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Back in July, the special prosecutor investigating an alleged blackmail plot against Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton insisted in an interview with The Daily News that he'd get to the bottom of things.
49. Rice Finds Family Success In Practice and Home
- Thursday, August 23, 2007
In just a few weeks, Memphis attorney George Lawrence "Larry" Rice III and his wife, Joy, will celebrate their 33rd wedding anniversary, an accomplishment in its own right. It might be even more impressive considering Rice is a family law attorney and author of the books "Divorce Practice in Tennessee," "The Effective Ethical Lawyer" and "The Complete Guide to Divorce Practice: Forms and Procedures for Lawyers 1st, 2nd and 3rd editions."
50. Tangled Web Snags Ford and Lee, Both Indicted for Bribery and Other Offenses
- Friday, July 13, 2007
The newest corruption charges against Memphis City Council member Edmund Ford include not only a new codefendant, former Memphis Light Gas & Water (MLGW) President Joseph Lee. They also include a case that appears to be built in large part on Ford's public record as an elected official.
51. Germantown Man Linked to Terrorist Organization Also Embroiled in Divorce
- Friday, July 13, 2007
The wife of a Germantown man known to his neighbors as a car salesman and quiet family man - and who was arrested in February for making a false statement on an immigration document - has filed for divorce from her husband of five years.
52. Middle Tennessee DA In Thick of Memphis Mayoral Controversy
- Friday, July 06, 2007
His law office is part of the picturesque town square of Franklin, Tenn. A lifelong resident there, he's a member of the vestry at the local St. Paul's Episcopal Church, and his family has lived in the town for more than 175 years.
53. Rice Makes Personal Donation For Katrina Relief in Mississippi
- Thursday, July 27, 2006
Larry Rice of Rice, Amundsen & Rogers PLLC has made a career of helping people through his work in divorce and family law.
In that vein, the senior partner is donating a portion of the proceeds from his recent lecture series to the Mississippi Bar Association's Katrina Relief Fund, a personal contribution of more than $3,000.
54. Archived Article: Daily Digest
- Thursday, June 10, 2004
38 Acres Near Byhalia
Purchased for $1.9 Million
Nick Clark Business Trust No. 1 has purchased 38.4 acres of undeveloped land near Byhalia Road and Shelby Drive from Hearthstone Investments LLC for $1.9 million, according to The Daily Ne...
55. Archived Article: Law Focus
- Thursday, September 11, 2003
County Seeks Major Government Conference
The Daily News
In the end, John Fowlkes Jr. believes all it will take is one visit, maybe aided by a slab or two of ribs and a filet of catfish.
Fowlkes, chief administrative of...
56. Archived Article: Law Focus
- Thursday, April 06, 2000
By Stacey Wiedower Federal funding in works for Memphis AIDS patients By Stacey Wiedower The Daily News Politicians are striving to formulate a solution for meeting the care and support needs of AIDS and HIV patients in Memphis, and theyre finding o...
57. Archived Article: Law Focus
- Thursday, May 21, 1998
By SUZANNE THOMPSON High-tech trials Lawyers are able to use technology to make their cases clearer to juries By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News The image of law office support staff hauling in box after box of documentary evidence is familiar to mo...
58. Archived Article: Real Focus Lj
- Tuesday, April 15, 1997
lj 10/5 cates Haunted Houses Realtors can find themselves in a sticky situation when trying to sell a home with an unsavory reputation By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Lately, several high-profile tragedies, such as the deaths of Nicole Brown Simpso...