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1. August 18-24, 2017: This week in Memphis history
- Saturday, August 19, 2017
1968: James Brown at the Mid-South Coliseum. Brown is touring the nation against a backdrop of two political assassinations – Martin Luther King Jr. in April and Robert Kennedy in June – racial and generational turmoil, and a heightened police response to gatherings like concerts where authorities believe the chance of violence is greater as a result.
By the time he arrives backstage in Memphis, Brown’s April 4 concert in Boston, televised live there the night of King’s assassination, has become a legendary chapter in the entertainer’s career. Brown isn’t resting on that, recording the breakthrough “Say It Loud, I’m Black and Proud” the same month the tour reached Memphis. By a year later, the anthem is gone from his set, with Brown later saying it had become obsolete in times that were changing fast.
2. SpaceX Launches Rocket From NASA's Historic Moon Pad
- Tuesday, February 21, 2017
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – A SpaceX rocket soared from NASA's long-idled moonshot pad Sunday, sending up space station supplies from the exact spot where astronauts embarked on the lunar landings nearly a half-century ago.
3. Final Goodbye: Roll Call of Some of Those Who Died in 2016
- Monday, January 2, 2017
Death claimed transcendent political figures in 2016, including Cuba's revolutionary leader and Thailand's longtime king, but also took away royals of a different sort: kings of pop music, from Prince and David Bowie to George Michael.
4. Editorial: Memphis Moving Beyond the Parks
- Saturday, October 8, 2016
The word “parks” doesn’t begin to adequately describe what is currently happening in Memphis.
Overton Park and Shelby Farms Park are thriving. The transition of Kennedy Park in Raleigh at the northernmost point of the Wolf River is underway. And smaller parks remain a desired amenity in neighborhoods across the city.
5. Gangster Disciples Case Alleges Attempted Murder, Threats
- Wednesday, May 11, 2016
When reputed members of street gangs are indicted on federal charges, the indictments are usually brief and technical.
They will allege that the accused had a firearm and was a felon and thus could not legally carry a gun. Or they will allege the defendant was dealing an amount of drugs that exceeds the threshold for federal charges.
6. Last Word: The Big Fizzle, John Jay Hooker's Exit And "A Great Sports Town"
- Monday, January 25, 2016
Everybody talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it – isn’t that how the saying goes?
In our case, it might be better to say everybody talks about the television weather coverage but nobody does anything about it.
As we all know now, Memphis dodged the “blizzard” warning artfully and passive-aggressively teased by several television stations who shall go un-named here because they know who they are and you do too.
That’s because they spent much of the day of "the blizzard that wasn’t" whining about the reaction from viewers who complained about the hype and then the promos the stations ran the day of the big fizzle.
We didn’t get much in the way of snow in Memphis, but we got a couple of feet of hype.
7. Grammy Museum to Celebrate Mississippi's Musical Talent
- Thursday, October 22, 2015
GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) — With a history of producing music legends such as Elvis Presley and B.B. King, it's no surprise that Mississippi is the home of the first Grammy museum outside of California.
8. City Requests Fairgrounds Review by ULI Experts
- Monday, February 23, 2015
The upcoming review of the Fairgrounds redevelopment concept by a group of Urban Land Institute experts will move quickly and could be a political wild card.
The city’s request last week for a review by Urban Land Institute’s Advisory Services goes to a part of the planning and land use nonprofit that has been specializing in such political hot potatoes since 1948.
9. Honoring a Legacy
- Wednesday, January 14, 2015
The Grizzlies are in their 14th season in Memphis, and next Monday, Jan. 19, will mark the 13th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Day.
10. Spillyards Leads Community Advisors Launch
- Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Greg Spillyards has joined the brokerage team at Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors to launch the firm’s Community Advisors service line.
Community Advisors is focused on the Memphis city core, with a goal to provide real estate advisory services to assist in the revitalization of the city’s underserved areas with passion, creativity and entrepreneurship, and with service to those already living and leading in their neighborhoods.
11. Lee Joins MOGA’s DeSoto Office
- Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Dr. Daniel Lee has joined the DeSoto office of Memphis Obstetrics & Gynecological Association PC. Lee provides comprehensive women’s health services, including office gynecology, obstetrics and surgical management, to women of all ages.
12. Al Green Among Kennedy Center Honorees
- Friday, September 5, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – It's a rare honor for an artist to receive accolades from the president, let alone have him sing one of your tunes.
Now Al Green can claim both, knowing that President Barack Obama is a fan. Green is among five artists receiving this year's Kennedy Center Honors, the national awards for influencing American culture through the arts, the center announced Thursday.
13. Supreme Court Revives 'Raging Bull' Lawsuit
- Tuesday, May 20, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a copyright lawsuit over the 1980 Oscar-winning movie "Raging Bull" can go forward, a decision that could open Hollywood studios to more claims from people seeking a share of profits from classic films, TV shows and other creative works.
14. Airlines Ask Congress to Roll Back Airfare Rule
- Friday, May 9, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – Airlines tried and failed to block a federal rule making them tell passengers up front the full cost of airfare, including government taxes and fees. So they're trying another route, asking Congress to do what the Obama administration and the courts refused to do: roll back the law.
15. Medicare Database Reveals Top-Paid Doctors
- Thursday, April 10, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – Medicare paid a tiny group of doctors $3 million or more apiece in 2012. One got nearly $21 million.
Those are among the findings of an Associated Press analysis of physician data released Wednesday by the Obama administration, part of a move to open the books on health care financing.
16. Harris Files Ford Challenge at Deadline
- Thursday, April 3, 2014
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.
17. Obama, Clinton Families Pay Tribute to JFK
- Thursday, November 21, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama paid tribute Wednesday to former President John F. Kennedy's legacy, joining former President Bill Clinton to lay a wreath at Kennedy's grave and presenting a freedom medal that Kennedy conceived before his assassination 50 years ago this week.
18. Law School Draws Honors, High-Profile Speakers
- Thursday, November 14, 2013
From a slew of high-profile guests who’ve come to speak over the past year, to a string of recent awards, to a U.S. Supreme Court justice’s visit next month, it could be argued the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law is having a moment.
19. SBA Head Leaving; No Successor Nominated
- Friday, July 19, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – Small Business Administration head Karen Mills is leaving the agency at the end of August although her successor has not yet been nominated.
20. Call to Action
- Thursday, April 11, 2013
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s famous father was a political iconoclast who captured the imagination of voters with stirring assurances in his speeches like, “Each time a man stands up for an ideal, he sends a tiny ripple of hope out into the world.”
21. City-County Swaps Grow More Complex
- Monday, April 1, 2013
Memphis City Council members and Shelby County Commissioners are talking about a swap.
The Memphis Animal Shelter would be run by county government if the city would continue funding Memphis police officers in Memphis schools after the merger of Shelby County’s two public school systems.
22. Law School Graduation to Feature Kennedy Jr.
- Saturday, March 30, 2013
Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the son of the late presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, will be the graduation speaker for the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law Class of 2013 graduation on May 12.
23. Law School Graduation to Feature Kennedy Jr.
- Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the son of the late presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, will be the graduation speaker for the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law Class of 2013 graduation on May 12.
24. Students at Heart of Coley’s Legislative Work
- Friday, May 4, 2012
It was a year of turmoil in American history and a turning point in the life of one junior student at Messick High School in Memphis.
As current state Rep. Jim Coley, Republican from District 97, remembers it: “(1968) was the year Dr. King was assassinated, I believe on April 4; then six weeks later Robert Kennedy was assassinated in California.”
25. Bell Ringer
- Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Bricks are not normally seen as a sign of age. But walk past Downtown’s Calvary Episcopal Church and the weathered bricks on the church’s north side begin to tell the story of the oldest public building in Memphis still in continuous use.
26. O’Brien’s Lens is ‘Passport to the World’
- Friday, November 4, 2011
Michael O’Brien regards his camera as more than just the tool of his profession. O’Brien, a former Memphian who now lives in Austin, Texas, considers it his “passport to the world.”
27. Rhodes Singers Headline Calvary & the Arts Series
- Wednesday, October 26, 2011
The Rhodes Singers perform at Calvary Episcopal Church Wednesday, Oct. 26, as part of the Calvary & the Arts series near the end of a year in which the Rhodes College group has traveled extensively and also worked with compose and arranger Alice Parker.
28. White House Waffling on Long-Term Care Plan?
- Tuesday, October 18, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House appeared to waffle Monday on the fate of a financially troubled long-term care program in President Barack Obama's health overhaul law, as supporters and foes heaped criticism on the administration.
29. Barbour Apologizes to Activists Arrested in Miss.
- Tuesday, May 24, 2011
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour has apologized to dozens of civil rights activists who were carted off to the state's notorious Parchman prison in the 1960s for attempting to desegregate interstate travel.
30. EMHC Moving to Appling Farms, Doubling in Size
- Friday, December 17, 2010
Emergency Mobile Health Care is more than doubling the size of its Memphis corporate headquarters.
EMHC has signed a 14,200-square-foot lease at 6972 Appling Farms Parkway. EMHC currently occupies 6,900 square feet at 5071 Wilfong Road, and also has an office in Jackson, Tenn.
31. Oldham Fills Top Sheriff's Positions
- Monday, October 4, 2010
Shelby County Sheriff Bill Oldham has named William S. Cash as his chief deputy and Robert L. Moore as interim director of the Shelby County Jail.
32. Kennedy Gives Back to U of M School of Law
- Thursday, September 16, 2010
When it comes to his inspiration for entering the legal profession, David S. Kennedy, chief judge of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Tennessee, gives a nod to his father and to Atticus Finch, Harper Lee’s stalwart symbol of fairness for a generation in her novel “To Kill A Mockingbird.”
33. Following Mom’s Advice Reaps Rohrscheib Rewards
- Thursday, September 9, 2010
A seven-year veteran of the U.S. legal system, Carrie Ann Rohrscheib had never been to the nation’s capital to see where all the magic happens.
It took winning the Community Service Award presented by the Attorney General in the Great Hall of the Robert F. Kennedy Justice Building for her to finally make the trek to Washington.
34. Luttrell Appoints CAO, Transition Team
- Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Shelby County Mayor-elect Mark Luttrell has begun preparing to take office in just a few weeks.
Luttrell, who won last week’s election for Shelby County mayor, takes office Sept. 1.
35. Crafton Joins Memphis Goodwill As Director of Marketing, PR
- Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Kimberly Crafton has joined Memphis Goodwill Industries as director of marketing and public relations.
36. Bredesen Takes Look Back at Tenn. Political Career
- Friday, July 2, 2010
NASHVILLE (AP) – Term-limited Gov. Phil Bredesen says he once dreamed of serving in the U.S. Senate. No longer.
In a wide-ranging discussion about his political experiences with participants in a Girls State program at Lipscomb University, Bredesen said he's come "180 degrees" from his early Senate ambitions.
37. Obama Walk in Sand is Prelude to Primetime Speech
- Wednesday, June 16, 2010
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Laying the groundwork for an evening speech to the nation, President Barack Obama walked a pristine stretch of sand on Florida's shoreline Tuesday and pledged to "fight back with everything we've got" against the spreading oil lurking offshore.
38. State Dept. Wants Combat Gear for Security in Iraq
- Tuesday, June 15, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. State Department says its diplomatic staff won't be safe after the American military leaves Iraq unless it has its own combat-ready protection force, a warning that underscores concerns about the Iraq army and police the U.S. has spent billions of dollars training and equipping.
39. Outsider Image So Hot Even Ex-Insiders Want It
- Friday, February 26, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) - Ask national Republicans to name a model 2010 congressional candidate, and they're likely to mention Stephen Fincher. A 37-year-old farmer and gospel singer from Frog Jump, Tenn., Fincher has raised more than $675,000 in his bid to succeed retiring Democratic Rep. John Tanner.
40. Evolve Bank & Trust Names Holland to Board
- Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Evolve Bank & Trust has named Lewis E. Holland to its board of directors.
Holland served six years as president of the regional investment banking firm UMIC Inc., and after its sale in 1988 became a partner at the Memphis office of Ernst & Young LLP.
41. Rove Talks About Bush Years, Memoir
- Monday, February 1, 2010
Karl Rove is a former deputy chief of staff and senior adviser to former President George W. Bush. He is also a controversial and influential force in American politics.
Rove talked earlier this month with The Daily News, sister publication of The Memphis News, in advance of a speech he gave at Rhodes College.
42. Local Artists Set Up Seasonal Cooperative
- Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Several local artists are kicking off a Winter Arts cooperative this week at 5475 Poplar Ave., just east of Bud Davis Cadillac.
43. 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.
44. 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.
45. Congress Probing SEC's Madoff Failure
- Friday, September 11, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress is reopening its inquiry into the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's failure to detect the multibillion-dollar fraud conducted for more than a decade by Bernard Madoff, this time seeking answers from the agency watchdog and potential lessons for lawmakers in crafting new financial rules.
46. Senate Confirms Sotomayor for Supreme Court
- Friday, August 7, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate confirmed Sonia Sotomayor Thursday as the first Hispanic justice on the Supreme Court.
The vote was 68-31 for Sotomayor, President Barack Obama's first high court nominee. She becomes the 111th justice and just the third woman to serve.
47. 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.
48. House Passes Obama's Economic Stimulus Bill
- Monday, February 16, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Handing the new administration a big win, the House Friday passed President Barack Obama's $787 billion plan to resuscitate the economy.
The bill was passed 246-183 with no Republican help. It now goes to the Senate where a vote was possible late Friday to meet a deadline of passing the plan before a recess begins next week.
49. Jury Awards Mattel Inc. $100 Million in Bratz Suit
- Thursday, August 28, 2008
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - A federal jury awarded Mattel Inc. $100 million in damages Tuesday after a serious girl fight between the house of Barbie and the maker of her chief rival, the pouty-lipped Bratz dolls.
50. Strip Clubs Prepare For New Reality
- Friday, April 25, 2008
The line forms at the Shelby County Clerk's office.
This week's federal court ruling denying a request by strip club owners to block enforcement of a new county ordinance governing them is set to take effect Wednesday.
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. Legal Defender of Bush War Policies To Appear in Memphis
- Friday, August 3, 2007
Chances are, most people don't recognize his name. But any American over the last few years who's read about, opined on or debated the so-called war on terror - whether they've done so in coffeehouses, college campuses or the halls of Congress - knows full well his legacy.
53. Art Student Galvanizes Others To Shore Up 'Broken Windows'
- Thursday, May 3, 2007
More and more police departments around the country, including the one in Memphis, have begun subscribing to the "broken windows" theory of law enforcement.
A single broken window, the theory goes, might encourage vandals to break more windows until the building and surrounding area are overrun by a variety of criminal acts. In law enforcement or any other instance, small problems thus are confronted before they have a chance to metastasize.
54. Remember the Main
- Tuesday, January 2, 2007
In the midst of guiding the development partnership he helped assemble to create what could become the largest African-American-led project ever in Downtown Memphis, Darrell Cobbins heard from an old friend recently.
55. WMC TV General Manager Brings Award-Winning Broadcast Journalism to New Role
- Friday, September 15, 2006
Lee Meredith comes across as sincere, generous and hard-working. He's also the new vice president and general manager of WMC TV-5.
Meredith started his new job in late August after Howard Meagle resigned the post for personal reasons. Meredith had worked in a similar position at WAFF TV in Huntsville, Ala., since 2001.
56. Kennedy Takes Reins as Comcast's Memphis VP, General Manager
- Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Terry Kennedy has been named vice president and general manager for the Comcast Mid-South systems location in Memphis. Kennedy previously served as the company's area vice president in Alabama and Mississippi. Before joining Comcast, Kennedy was group vice president of operations for Charter Communications in Texas.
57. 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...
58. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, April 16, 2003
Dr. Rosie Phillips Bingham
Dr. Rosie Phillips Bingham was promoted to vice president for student affairs at the University of Memphis. The Memphis native will assume the role May 1. She has been U of M assistant vice president for student affairs...
59. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, June 27, 2002
The Memphis Bar Association securities section presents the Securities Section Spring Seminar from 1 p
The Memphis Bar Association securities section presents the Securities Section Spring Seminar from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at Morgan Keegan &am...
60. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, March 22, 2001
A community forum addressing of criminal and social justice, including the Phillip Workman case, begins at noon Thursday in th A community forum addressing criminal and social justice, including the Phillip Workman case, begins at noon today in Buck...
61. Archived Article: Baker (lead)
- Monday, November 20, 2000
Law firm major player expands game Major player in law arena expands game By SUE PEASE The Daily News The law firm of Baker, Donelson, Bearman & Caldwell has expanded its intellectual property group by merging with the law offices of Kennedy, Da...
62. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, October 12, 2000
The American Bar Association Heroes Series continues Wednesday with Heroines: Role Models for Women in the Profession The 14th annual Bankruptcy Section Seminar, sponsored by the Memphis Bar Association, is 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday at the Memph...
63. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, September 1, 1999
Dr Dr. Becky Wright and Dr. David Benoit have joined the medical staff of Baptist Memorial Hospital-East as pediatric anesthesiologists. Wright previously was a pediatric anesthesiologist for Le Bonheur Childrens Medical Center. She received her med...
64. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, August 26, 1999
Resolute Systems Inc Baker, Donelson, Bearman & Caldwell has announced the appointment of new office managing partners in its Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga and Jackson, Miss., offices. New office managing partners include Laurence M. Papel i...
65. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, June 2, 1999
Dr Philip G. Satre, chairman and chief executive officer of Harrahs Entertainment Inc., has been named to the board of directors of JDN Realty Corp. Paul Stone has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer of Mark VII Inc. Ston...