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1. The Week Ahead: July 17-23
- Monday, July 17, 2017
Hello, Memphis! Young, local artists are in the spotlight this week with a couple of art shows where you can meet these talented youths and someday say, “I knew them before they were famous.” Check out details on those, plus more cool events and hot happenings in The Week Ahead…
2. Last Word: Harold Ford Jr. on Change, Tourism Turns a Corner and Sim at UTHSC
- Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Very different outlooks along party lines still in our delegation to Washington over the Senate’s version of Trumpcare.
On the day the Congressional Budget Office estimated the proposal would end health insurance coverage for 22 million Americans, Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander’s reaction:
3. The Week Ahead: June 26-July 2
- Monday, June 26, 2017
Hello, Memphis! The start of the fiscal year comes this week for local governments, but the county commission still has some work to do. A few other important government meetings are slated this week, as is some fun – Boston is in concert Saturday night at Live at the Garden.
4. Last Word: BSMF, Budget Books and Milli Vanilli
- Monday, May 8, 2017
Three days of sun and mild temperatures for the Beale Street Music Festival. Not to be all “Dawn Lazarus” about the weather. Of course, it wasn’t just that way over Tom Lee Park. And many of us continue to find there is life outside after you have determined your festival days may be behind you. We were all over the place this weekend including Tom Lee Park and Shelby Farms Park and backyards and trails and on a rising river. Can you still claim you were at BSMF if you were within earshot of it?
5. Reflecting on 2017 Class, Looking Ahead to 2018
- Friday, March 24, 2017
Recruiting is the lifeblood of a college football program, and the cycle never ends.
As UT’s recruiting grind continues and spring practices opened this week, I caught up with Ryan Callahan of 247Sports to talk about the 2017 class. Callahan covers UT recruiting, and here’s what he has to say about the 2017 class, which consists of 22 three-star recruits, four four-stars and one five-star (offensive lineman Trey Smith of University School of Jackson), according to 247Sports’ composite rankings.
6. The Week Ahead: October 3-9
- Monday, October 3, 2016
Well, Memphis, it’s a new month and your Grizzlies return to the court for another season of thrills under a new head coach, David Fizdale. The week starts off with a presidential visit – no, not one of the frontrunners, but a Green Party candidate who will be stumping in Crosstown. Here's what else you need to know in The Week Ahead...
7. Last Word: At The Gates of Graceland, Domestic Violence at SEC Days and October
- Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Black Lives Matter at Graceland on Tuesday – the latest chapter in a story arc that is moving fast.
8. A UT Hall of Fame without Neyland? How’s that possible?
- Saturday, April 16, 2016
His name is on the football stadium, where a twice-life-size statue of him is displayed between gates 15A and 17.
The roadway that runs between the stadium and the Tennessee River bears his name.
9. Crime-Ridden, Neglected Apartments Come Under Fire
- Thursday, January 14, 2016
Several Memphis apartment complexes with long records of neglect and crime issues are the targets of a renewed political and bureaucratic push to improve conditions.
The efforts are a new front in the recent city movement to tackle Memphis’ blight problem. And it’s a front that invites skepticism.
10. With Both Teams Ranked, Ole Miss-Memphis Matchup is High-Stakes Game
- Thursday, October 15, 2015
Not only did University of Memphis athletics director Tom Bowen lead the charge to hand out doughnuts to Tigers students waiting in line for Ole Miss game tickets, he offered them the opportunity to buy extra tickets so as to expand the student section at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.
- Saturday, July 11, 2015
Repticon Memphis, a reptile and exotic-animal expo, will be held Saturday, July 11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, July 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Landers Center, 4650 Venture Drive in Southaven. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-12, and free for children younger than 5. Visit repticon.com/memphis.html.
12. Coalition to Work with Shelby County Schools on Educating Black Boys and Men
- Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Shelby County Schools has partnered with an education reform group focused on challenges and trends in educating African-American boys and young men.
The Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color is working toward a different approach in educating black men and boys. COSEBOC – as it is known – is bringing Gloria Ladson-Billings, the author of the book “The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African-American Children,” to speak to Memphis educators in June.
13. City Hall Budget Season Begins
- Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton takes an operating budget proposal of more than $622 million to the Memphis City Council Tuesday, April 21.
The proposed budget will be larger than the current fiscal year’s budget, reflecting Wharton’s belief that the city has enough of its fiscal crisis behind it at this point to slowly begin reinvesting in areas such as public safety and street paving.
14. Open Season
- Friday, April 10, 2015
Mud Island River Park opens for its 34th year Saturday, April 11, with high hopes for the effect a reopened Pyramid will have on its attendance and still moving plans for a tie in to the busier riverfront.
15. County Commission to Discuss Brooks’ Residency
- Wednesday, June 18, 2014
A challenge of Shelby County Commissioner Henri Brooks’ residency is serious enough that her fellow commissioners are prepared to discuss it at a special meeting next week.
The Shelby County Attorney’s office is investigating whether Brooks lives in the district she has represented for the last eight years.
- Friday, May 2, 2014
Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival, featuring more than 60 national and local artists, will be held Friday, May 2, through Sunday, May 4, at Tom Lee Park. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased on site at the north and south gates. Visit memphisinmay.org for a schedule and map.
17. Grizzlies Owner’s Company Riding High
- Thursday, August 15, 2013
Memphis Grizzlies owner Robert Pera has enjoyed a run of good news lately surrounding the technology company he founded, Ubiquiti Networks Inc.
18. Learning Curve
- Saturday, August 10, 2013
When the first day of the first school year of the unified county school system opened Monday, Aug. 5, a group of school board members, staff and interim superintendent Dorsey Hopson stopped at Millington Middle School.
- Saturday, July 13, 2013
The Daily News and In-Synk will host a Leadership Lunch & Learn about the book “Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When the Stakes are High” Friday, July 12, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Triumph Bank board room, 5699 Poplar Ave. Cost is $20. Visit seminars.memphisdailynews.com.
- Friday, July 12, 2013
The Metal Museum will host a reception for “Metal Museum Apprentices: Then and Now” Friday, July 12, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the museum, 374 Metal Museum Drive. The exhibit is on display through Sept. 8. Visit metalmuseum.org.
21. Five Years in the Life
- Saturday, June 22, 2013
Delta Airlines and Northwest Airlines has just merged with more than 150 flights a day at Memphis International Airport shifting to the Delta brand. And Delta’s CEO, Richard Anderson, said Memphis would be an integral hub with more traffic.
22. Obama Nominates Wal-Mart's Burwell as Budget Chief
- Tuesday, March 5, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama on Monday nominated Wal-Mart's Sylvia Mathews Burwell as his next budget chief, thrusting her into the center of Washington's heated partisan budget battles.
- Friday, August 12, 2011
The Rotary Club of Memphis Central will meet Friday, Aug. 12, from 11:45 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Dee Floyd, community development manager, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, will speak about its hospice. Cost is $20 for nonmembers. For reservations, call Karen Shea at 683-9099.
24. Former Defense Chief Robert Gates has Book Deal
- Wednesday, July 20, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has a book deal.
The Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group announced Tuesday that Gates had agreed to two books, a memoir and a work on leadership. The memoir, currently untitled, is tentatively scheduled for 2013.
25. Tenn.’s Duncan Among Congressmen Suing Obama Over Libya Strikes
- Thursday, June 16, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – A bipartisan group of 10 lawmakers is suing President Barack Obama for taking military action against Libya without war authorization from Congress.
Among the lawmakers is U.S. Rep. Jimmy Duncan, R-Tenn., who represents Tennessee’s Second District: Knox, Blount, Loudon, Monroe and McMinn counties, as well as a potion of Sevier County.
26. Gates: Big Budget Cuts Will Diminish US Influence
- Wednesday, May 25, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Tuesday warned that shrinking defense budgets will mean a smaller military and a diminished U.S. role in the world.
27. Opening of Floodgates Empties Many Cajun Towns
- Tuesday, May 17, 2011
BUTTE LAROSE, La. (AP) – Cajun-country towns in the path of Mississippi River floodwaters were all but deserted Monday as residents heeded warnings to seek higher ground after a major floodgate was opened for the first time in four decades.
28. Special Coverage: Mid-South Flooding
- Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Coverage of the rising waters in the Memphis area
Police Manually Checking Memphis River Gauge
The gauge that is the official measurement of the Mississippi River at Memphis has been on the blink since last week as the river has approached historic levels.
29. Conference Pits MEM At Center of Aviation World
- Tuesday, April 12, 2011
For five years Memphis International Airport executives and other civic leaders have worked on developing the city’s aerotropolis – the concept of an airport serving as a region’s economic engine.
The idea will be as public as ever – at least here – Tuesday, the second day of the Airport Cities World Conference & Exhibition at The Peabody hotel. That’s when FedEx Corp. founder Frederick W. Smith and Delta Air Lines Inc. CEO Richard Anderson share the stage with University of North Carolina professor John Kasarda, the originator of the aerotropolis concept.
30. Senate GOP Leader Vows Action on Pentagon Budget
- Thursday, March 17, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – The top Republican in the Senate says he's confident that Congress will adopt the Pentagon's budget when a stopgap funding bill runs out in April.
Sen. Mitch McConnell says that while he'll support a three-week temporary spending measure in a vote this week, any further legislation to fund the government will have to include the $500 billion-plus Pentagon budget.
31. Pentagon Chiefs: Don't Cut Defense Too Deeply
- Thursday, February 17, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Pentagon's top civilian and military leaders implored Congress Wednesday not to cut too deeply into military spending, plunging into a heated political debate over how to curtail defense costs without imperiling U.S. strategic interests at a time the military is fighting two wars.
32. TSA: Some Gov't Officials to Skip Airport Security
- Friday, November 26, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – Cabinet secretaries, top congressional leaders and an exclusive group of senior U.S. officials are exempt from toughened new airport screening procedures when they fly commercially with government-approved federal security details.
33. Baker Donelson Attorneys Named Super Lawyers
- Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Twenty-two attorneys from the Memphis office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC have been named to the 2010 Mid-South Super Lawyers.
The attorneys are Ben C. Adams, Mary L. Aronov, Leo M. Bearman Jr., Sam B. Blair Jr., Michael B. Chance, E. Franklin Childress Jr., Angie C. Davis, Robert J. DelPriore, Gregory G. Fletcher, William H.D. Fones Jr., Grady M. Garrison, Stephen D. Goodwin, James R. “Josh” Hall Jr., Matthew S. Heiter, George T. “Buck” Lewis III, Robert C. Liddon Jr., Eugene J. Podesta Jr., Jackie G. Prester, Jill M. Steinberg, Buckner Wellford, Maurice Wexler and Edward R. Young.
34. Fred Smith to Receive Marshall Foundation Award
- Monday, November 1, 2010
Fred Smith, CEO of FedEx Corp., will receive the 2010 George C Marshall Foundation Award following a luncheon Nov. 16 at the American Red Cross headquarters in Washington.
35. Memphis Needs Whitehaven
- Monday, August 16, 2010
Mention plans for the comeback of Whitehaven and more than a few Memphians who don’t live in the area might not listen very long.
They might assume you are talking about more attractions for the tourists who come in January and August to mark the birth and death, respectively, of Elvis Presley.
36. Officials: Belt-Tightening Will Cut Major Command
- Tuesday, August 10, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Defense Department plans to shed one of its 10 major military commands as Defense Secretary Robert Gates tries to pare billions from the Pentagon budget, officials briefed on the plan said Monday.
37. Wrap-Up Bill Clears Senate Hurdle
- Monday, December 21, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - A pre-holiday package that wraps up Pentagon spending, extended unemployment benefits and other must-pass measures awaits one final vote in the Senate before it reaches President Barack Obama's desk for his signature.
38. AP Poll: Americans Fret Over Health Overhaul Costs
- Tuesday, November 17, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - It's the cost, Mr. President.
Americans are worried about hidden costs in the fine print of health care overhaul legislation, an Associated Press poll says. That's creating new challenges for President Barack Obama as he tries to close the deal with a handful of Democratic doubters in the Senate.
39. Obama and Elder Bush Team Up on Call to Service
- Monday, October 19, 2009
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - President Barack Obama, who has called on Americans to perform more community service, is joining former President George H.W. Bush in urging citizens to volunteer.
Bush on Friday was to host a forum on volunteering at Texas A&M University, to be attended by Obama, who initiated a "United We Serve" call to service in June that culminated in a national day of service on the eighth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
40. US House Rejects Most Obama Weapons Cuts
- Friday, July 31, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives went along with U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates' plans to kill the over-budget F-22 fighter jet but has rejected his efforts to cut off several other big ticket items.
41. Obama Signs Bill to Cut Wasteful Defense Spending
- Tuesday, May 26, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama granted the Pentagon new power to rein in wasteful defense spending Friday, a change he said was long overdue.
Standing with leading congressional players on the South Lawn of the White House, Obama signed the weapons acquisition overhaul bill, which passed unanimously in both the House and Senate this week. The president said the bill will crack down on defense programs with huge cost overruns and increase competition for contracts.
42. White House: Obama Wants to Cut $17B from Budget
- Friday, May 8, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama asked Congress on Thursday to eliminate or trim 121 federal programs for a savings of $17 billion in the coming budget year. Many of the proposed cuts have already been rejected by Obama's allies in Congress, including some programs that his predecessor, President George W. Bush, repeatedly sought to end.
43. Defense Chief Proposes Weapons Cuts
- Tuesday, April 7, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Monday recommended halting production of the F-22 fighter jet and scrapping a new helicopter for the president as he outlined deep cuts to many of the military's biggest weapons programs.
44. Obama Adds Econ Advisers, Says 'Help on the Way'
- Friday, November 28, 2008
CHICAGO (AP) - President-elect Barack Obama pledged Wednesday to have an economic plan ready for action on the nation's financial crisis on his first day in office. "Help is on the way," he declared.
45. County Tax Shortfall ‘Hard to Predict’
- Friday, October 31, 2008
Shelby County’s revenue picture for the current fiscal year is beginning to come into focus: So far, it looks as if county officials were correct in predicting this year the county would not see its usual 1 percent growth in tax collections.
46. Window Closing for Carrier Combos to be Reviewed Under Business-Friendly Bush Administration
- Tuesday, March 25, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - While talk of a combined Delta-Northwest and other airline mergers seems to be in a holding pattern, further delays could jeopardize carriers' chances of getting regulatory clearance under the business-friendly Bush administration.
47. Mattila Vows Not to Cause Shake-Up; Wharton Concerned Over Bass Pro Deal
- Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Shelby County Trustee Paul Mattila doesn't plan to make any changes in faces at the office he took over this week after winning appointment by the Shelby County Board of Commissioners.
Mattila secured the appointment during a busy day at the County Building that saw Shelby County Mayor A C Wharton Jr. react for the first time to proposed terms of development of The Pyramid by Bass Pro Shops.
48. Mattila Wins Trustee’s Post, Wharton Has Problems With Bass Pro Terms
- Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Paul Mattila, a legislative assistant to the late Shelby County Trustee Bob Patterson, was appointed Monday to be the new Shelby County Trustee. In balloting by Shelby County Commissioners, Mattila beat Debra R. Gates, chief administrator under Patterson and interim Trustee since Patterson’s death last month.
49. Mattila Wins Trustee’s Post, Wharton Has Problems With Bass Pro Terms
- Monday, February 11, 2008
Paul Mattila, a legislative assistant to the late Shelby County Trustee Bob Patterson, was appointed today to be the new Shelby County Trustee. In balloting by Shelby County Commissioners, Mattila beat Debra R. Gates, chief administrator under Patterson and interim Trustee since Patterson’s death last month.
50. Local Venture Capitalist Makes Documentary
- Thursday, October 18, 2007
Any way you add it up, four non-leap year calendar years always equate to 1,460 days – or 2 million minutes.
But follow the life of a typical American high school student during that same time span versus his or her academic counterparts in India and China, and the resulting contrast is about as vast as, well, the distance between Boston and Bangalore.
51. King's Death Anniversary Recounted by Men Who Were There
- Thursday, August 16, 2007
Editor's Note: This story is told partly from the writer's perspective because he covered Elvis Presley's death. Those passages are in italics.
Thirty years later, Aug. 16 tends to be remembered in Memphis simply as the day Elvis Presley died.
52. Don't Mess With Elvis (Week)
- Thursday, August 16, 2007
Editor's Note: This article and a companion piece titled "King's Death Anniversary Recounted by Men Who Were There" in today's Daily News are told from the perspective of a journalist who covered Elvis Presley's death and its aftermath in 1977.
53. As Home Values Rise, Eastview Residents Keep Waiting For Neighborhood Improvements
- Friday, May 25, 2007
"When I drive across this city," Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton told the audience at his New Year's Day Prayer Breakfast earlier this year, "there are some sections of Memphis that I'm not proud of. I see urban blight. I see neighborhood deterioration. I see people living in housing that's unfit for human habitation. And I want to do something about it."
54. Fox Named Senior Lending Officer with MATCU
- Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Anthony Fox has been named senior business lending officer at Memphis Area Teachers' Credit Union. He previously was operations manager of sales and service for the FedEx Employees Credit Association. Before working at FedEx, he was a branch manager and commercial lender at Munford Union Bank.
55. Ivy at South End Sidesteps Condominium Craze
- Tuesday, January 17, 2006
While much of the Downtown real estate market has been concentrating its efforts on condominiums, one group is working on something different - single family homes.
Robert Durbin of Durbin Diversified Builders and his son-in-law, Reid Hedgepeth of Hedgepeth Construction, are building 17 upscale zero-lot homes at The Ivy at South End near the intersection of South Front and Georgia streets.
56. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, November 15, 1999
Nov Nov. 15 The Memphis Songwriters Association will meet at 7 p.m. in the University of Memphis Harris Music Building, Room 101. For more information, call Michael Porter at 577-0906 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The Quality Center will offer a 36-...
57. Archived Article: Comm Briefs
- Friday, June 11, 1999
Lifeblood, Mid-South Regional Blood Center and Hollywood Video are teaming up to promote blood donation in June Volunteers for the Mid-South Air Show '99 presented a check for $250,000 to the Madonna Learning Center. The center is a special educatio...
58. Archived Article: Flood
- Monday, March 17, 1997
The gates to the Bonnet Carre Spillway in New Orleans will open wide Monday, draining off some of the waters of the engorged Mississippi River into Lake Ponchitraine, according to Maj. Gen. Robert B. Flowers, Commander of the Lower Mississippi Valle...