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1. Last Word: TN(not)Ready, Hatiloo Expands and Tax Season Advice
- Tuesday, February 09, 2016
So what do you do when the test-makers fail the test?
You go back to the old test in the case of the Tennessee Education Department and the TNReady tests.
These were the new tests for the new statewide student achievement standards that replaced Common Core standards.
They can only be taken online.
But the system crashed Monday, which was the day that all of the preparation in the last year was geared toward. That included two tests locally of the on-line capacity and other technical standards necessary to make this go smoothly.
Here is a good account of what happened statewide and locally with a few other stops across the state to take in the scope of how big a failure this was and what failed.
2. Last Word: History As Geology, Beyond the Greensward and City Hall's HR Director
- Thursday, February 04, 2016
History can be like geology once you get it in something that isn’t in the form of a book.
There are layers on top of layers that you may not ever see or miss until a site is wiped clean for the next present that used to be the future and will eventually become the past.
That’s the case with the city’s historic Medical Center where much has come and gone several times over as our city’s considerable investment in medicine and health approaches the end of its second century.
Health Sciences Park used to be the site of a hospital. You would think something as massive as the tower of Baptist Memorial Hospital’s central campus on Union Avenue would be missed. Yet even those of us who grew up with its presence drive past it every day without a thought of what was once there.
The same with the site of Russwood Park on the north side of Madison Avenue and the old bus barns where Beale used to run further east than it does now.
In recent years, new facilities have arisen as the medical center makes itself over in a kind of economic regeneration without a comprehensive plan.
There is now an effort to come up with a comprehensive plan for the area that is more than different ventures buying or leasing land and making plans for their needs.
Eight of the institutions in the area have hired a consulting firm to develop a master plan that includes not just facilities but residential and retail areas.
It’s a significant step for an area that remains intriguing for those of us trying to remember what was where and how long some of the survivors have been holding out in much different streetscapes than were there when they arrived.
The Masonic lodge at the dead end of Dunlap into Union Avenue is a survivor. It’s where the funerals were held for some of those killed in the 1925 river disaster in which Tom Lee rescued so many others.
The lodge at one time had an earth-shaking pipe organ that I had the rare privilege of hearing at a concert following its restoration in the 1980s – the ancient 1980s.
And I still wonder about the tiny medical textbook storefront and how it endures at a time when students rent books and others use digital versions.
There are still remnants of the porous border between the medical center and the Union Avenue auto row that used to exist and arose around the old Ford plant.
3. Last Word: Rallings Meets the Council, Million Dollar Auditions & A Pinch Plan Emerges
- Wednesday, February 03, 2016
His second day on the job, the new Memphis Police Director, Michael Rallings, met the Memphis City Council and discovered just what a huge issue police body cameras are – if he didn’t know that already.
His answers to some pointed questions about when police can turn off those cameras and why made this an uneven first encounter.
Council members told him they got an earful from constituents over the weekend in the wake of the fatal police shooting of Johnathan Bratcher in South Memphis. And some of the reaction they got was to reports that a police dispatcher ordered police trying out the body cameras to turn them off as they arrived at the scene of the shooting.
There are three cameras being tested. And one of the officers with them showed up after the shooting, according to police.
Meanwhile, Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland still didn’t have a timetable for the roll-out of the cameras but did offer some specifics including hiring by the MPD of 10 new personnel to deal with the handling of what the camera records.
And Strickland’s intention is to pay for it out of the existing MPD budget.
4. Can Vanderbilt Pull Off One More SEC Win Against Vols?
- Saturday, November 28, 2015
Tennessee football fans already are talking about their bowl destinations for the Christmas holidays.
Will it be the Belk Bowl in Charlotte, the Music City Bowl in Nashville or the Outback Bowl in Tampa?
5. Short History of the Nation's Most-Visited National Park
- Saturday, August 01, 2015
In 1899, the Appalachian National Park Association began discussing the concept for a 12,000-square-mile park in parts of North and South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia and Tennessee.
During the next century, many individuals, organizations, politicians and nature advocates worked to establish what is now the country’s most visited national park – the Great Smoky Mountains.
6. Memphis Mayoral Field Set at 10
- Friday, July 24, 2015
Shelby County Election Commissioners have certified the Memphis election ballot for Oct. 8.
These are the names to appear on that ballot for the 15 elected offices.
The commission met hours after the noon Thursday, July 23, deadline for candidates to withdraw from the ballot if they wished.
7. 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.
8. Green Hills in Full Boom Despite Traffic Woes
- Saturday, November 22, 2014
Stephen Graw first moved to Green Hills in 2004 right after college, renting a house with a bunch of buddies from school. Like his neighborhood, he’s done a lot of growing in the last decade and is now a senior advisor at Sperry Van Ness Nashville and on the Chamber West Leadership Council.
9. Road to Better Mass Transit
- Saturday, September 20, 2014
Picking a new transit chief is critical for a city in transition.
Next year, Nashville residents will elect a new mayor and turn over its large Metro Council.
Davidson County also expects some 200,000 new residents over the next 20 years, and much of the success of future development will depend on the ease of navigating around Nashville – already the nation’s second-worst area for sprawl, according to Smart Growth America.
10. No Crying in Vanderbilt Football, Not Anymore
- Friday, July 18, 2014
HOOVER, Ala. – Before James Franklin, Vanderbilt never had been to consecutive bowl games. He took them to three in three years.
11. Grizzlies Trade Bayless to Celtics for Lee
- Tuesday, January 07, 2014
While the Grizzlies were flying back from Detroit Sunday after beating the Pistons, they knew that combo guard Jerryd Bayless soon would be leaving for Boston and that Celtics shooting guard Courtney Lee would be coming to Memphis in a trade.
12. Cohen-Hart in Congressional Race at Filing Deadline
- Friday, April 06, 2012
The chairman of the countywide school board, Billy Orgel, was effectively elected to his District 7 school board seat without opposition at the Thursday, April 5, filing deadline for candidates on the Aug. 2 primary and general election ballot in Shelby County.
13. State House Approves Foreclosure Bill
- Monday, May 16, 2011
Tennessee lawmakers have moved closer toward cutting back the number of foreclosure notices lenders have to publish in newspapers before borrowers in default lose their home.
Legislation drafted by the Tennessee Bankers Association and amended in legislative committees would allow lenders to reduce the current mandate from three foreclosure notice publications to two. The new notices also likely won’t include the lengthy descriptions they feature now.
14. Medtronic Shows Students Possibilities in Engineering
- Friday, February 18, 2011
Horn Lake High School senior Carlos Perez hopes to head to Georgia Tech this fall to study mechanical engineering, but he’s already making valuable connections in the industry with the help of Medtronic.
15. 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.
16. Baptist Health Care’s Pounds Elected to Novation Board
- Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Don Pounds, senior vice president and chief financial officer of Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp., has been elected to serve on the board of Novation LLC, the health care supply contracting company for VHA, University HealthSystem Consortium and Provista LLC.
Since coming to Baptist in 1987, Pounds has served in a variety of roles, starting as chief financial officer at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County.
17. Bredesen: Democrats See Tough Race in 8th District
- Tuesday, December 08, 2009
FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) – Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen said Monday that the West Tennessee congressional seat being vacated by Rep. John Tanner won't be easy for his party to hold on to next year.
18. Housing Slump Makes Self Known In October
- Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Shelby County homebuilders continue to feel the brunt of the housing slowdown, as October saw builder sales plummet and housing starts reach a seven-month low.
Homebuilders filed just 38 permits for new homes last month, the worst period for starts since the March total of 30. That marked a 9.5 percent decline from 42 starts in October 2008 and a 33.3 percent decline from 57 starts in September, according to the latest from real estate information company Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com.
19. McDowell Named Radiology Director At Methodist University Hospital
- Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Tina McDowell has been promoted to director of radiology at Methodist University Hospital. She served as the manager of diagnostic radiology at MUH for the past six years.
20. Fannie Mae Shakes Up Management Team
- Friday, August 29, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - Mortgage finance giant Fannie Mae shook up its executive ranks Wednesday, after shares in it and sibling company Freddie Mac rose for the third straight day as investors appeared less certain a government bailout of the two troubled companies is imminent.
21. White Joins Junior Achievement As Exchange City Manager
- Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Michael White has joined Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South as Exchange City manager.
Previously, White has served in various youth development positions in the community including as a YMCA youth counselor and director of the Stax Music Academy Summer Camp. He earned a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Memphis.
- Friday, March 30, 2007
The Memphis Leadership Foundation celebrates its 20th anniversary through Saturday. The Leaders for All Gala Banquet Dinner will be held today at 7 p.m. at The Peabody Hotel, 149 Union Ave. For tickets, call 729-2931.
- Thursday, March 29, 2007
The Memphis Leadership Foundation celebrates its 20th anniversary through Saturday. The Leaders for All Gala Banquet Dinner will be held Friday at 7 p.m. at The Peabody Hotel. For tickets, call 729-2931.
24. Memphis Attorney Jan Chilton Discusses Recent Appearance before the Supreme Court
- Friday, April 07, 2006
Not everyone gets a chance to stride through the oak doors that lead into the stately court chamber of the U.S. Supreme Court, where they're quickly dwarfed by a 44-foot ceiling and a raised mahogany bench, behind which sit the nine most powerful judges in the country.
25. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, May 31, 2000
Lisa Bailey and Stephen Johns have joined First Mercantile Trust Co Lisa Bailey and Stephen Johns have joined First Mercantile Trust Co. as account representative and regional marketing representative, respectively. Bailey received a bachelors degre...
26. Archived Article: Back-mba
- Tuesday, November 17, 1998
Bar association releases Bar association releases final slate of candidates The Memphis Bar Association has released its final slate of candidates for 1999 officers and directors. One nomination from the membership Thomas H. Fulton for the board of ...
27. Archived Article: Law Offices
- Thursday, November 05, 1998
Local bar association Local bar association nominees announced The Memphis Bar Association has released the report of its nominations and elections committee for 1999 offices. The 1999 president will be Dorothy J. Pounders and the vice president wil...
28. Archived Article: Marketplace St
- Monday, October 19, 1998
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Its about time Todays business environment has managers examining ways to help employees work more efficiently By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News The universal complaint many professionals today have is that there are not enough ...
29. Archived Article: Page 3
- Tuesday, November 05, 1996
Bar association nominees announced Bar association nominees announced Charles F. Newman, president of the Memphis Bar Association, has released the report of the Nominations and Elections Committee chaired by Blanchard E. Tual. The 1997 president wi...
30. Archived Article: Govt Analys
- Friday, September 06, 1996
National Political Conventions National Political Conventions By Berje Yacoubian Special to The Daily News Before television and the annual visit of the Barnum and Bailey Circus, there were national political conventions which provided excitement an...