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1. Digest -

Memphis Grizzlies Suffer 15th Consecutive Loss

The Grizzlies lost their 15th straight game, 119-110 at Chicago, on Wednesday, March 7.

The team has not won since defeating the Phoenix Suns at FedExForum on Jan. 29.

2. The Week Ahead: Feb. 12-18, 2018 -

Good morning, Memphis! The 50th anniversary of the historic sanitation workers’ strike is remembered this week, a Pulitzer Prize winning author visits to speak about innovation and we get to hear the first declaration of “Play Ball” this year by an umpire at FedExPark. Oh, and don’t forget the waffles.

3. Infill Residential Projects Seek Approval -

Developers of a trio of new, small subdivisions in Central Gardens, the University District and in Whitehaven will all seek approval from the Land Use Control Board during its Thursday, Feb. 8, meeting.

4. The Sound of (Memphis) Music -

By her own account, Marcella Simien fell in love with Memphis on Day One when she moved here to attend college. Almost a decade later, she’s still here, the frontwoman for Marcella & Her Lovers, a band that plays what she describes as “swamp soul” and finished up an album this summer.

5. Last Word: Corker's Touchstone, Quonset Rehab and The Methodist Chart -

More invective from the White House directed at U.S. Senator Bob Corker since we last met here. And it is now becoming a sort of political prairie fire among Republicans in the Beltway per The New York Times.

6. Last Word: Binghampton Gateway, Beale's Baggage and SoundStage Memphis -

You’ve seen stories here about how difficult it can be to assemble land and financing for a hotel project. Supermarkets have proven much more difficult to pull off at least in Memphis where food deserts are a problem in several parts of town.

7. HopeWorks Busy Helping People While Staying Grounded in Faith -

As executive director of nonprofit HopeWorks, Ron Wade has to be practical. And helping people get their education and find employment is about as practical as it gets.

8. The Week Ahead: October 17-23 -

This will be a historic week for Memphis, so mark your calendar for Saturday, Oct. 22, when a boardwalk across the Harahan Bridge opens to the public that will give Memphians and visitors alike an intimate experience with the Mighty Mississippi. The Big River Crossing also will link Memphis to West Memphis, Arkansas, and provide bicycle enthusiasts miles of trails along the river levee that will be unique in the world. There’s only one Mississippi River, the world’s second-largest inland waterway, and there’s only one Memphis! This crossing will be an unmatched amenity for the city for years to come.   

9. Events -

Circuit Playhouse will present the regional premiere of “Sisters of Swing: The Story of the Andrews Sisters” Friday, Oct. 7, through Oct. 30 at 51 S. Cooper St. Visit playhouseonthesquare.org for times and tickets.

10. The Week Ahead: September 19-25 -

Happy Monday, Memphis! September is rolling right along, and you can get rolling too with a pair of scenic bike rides (and you might learn something too). Details on those, plus Repair Days, Mid-South Pride Festival, and other need-to-know happenings in The Week Ahead…

11. As Long as You’re Here, Kick Durham Out -

State lawmakers hit the snooze button in July when prospects were high for a special session to oust Rep. Jeremy Durham over a career of carousing.

12. Bill to Cap Liquor Store Ownership Headed to Haslam's Desk -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The House passed a bill Monday to impose a cap on liquor store ownership in Tennessee, sending the measure that some Republicans derided as contrary to free market principles to Gov. Bill Haslam's desk.

13. Five City Council Races Destined for Runoffs -

The identity of the Memphis City Council that will take office in January with six new members was still in flux at the end of a very long and frustrating Oct. 8 election night.

The races for four of those six open seats and the seat now held by an appointee to the council are going to a Nov. 19 runoff election – one week before Thanksgiving.

14. Memphis Mayoral Field Set at 10 -

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.

15. Loeb Sees Activity at Executive Square -

Loeb Properties has picked up a new lease and a lease renewal inside the Executive Square development in East Memphis.

BoCo Health Services signed a new lease for 1,007 square feet in Suite 103 at 5575 Poplar Ave. In addition, Sunshine Corp. renewed its 1,075-square foot lease in Suite 420.

16. Garrison Charts New Course for MATA -

The new president of the Memphis Area Transit Authority wants more collaboration with groups that have ideas about where the city’s bus system can gain passengers while keeping those riders who depend on the bus system.

17. Justices to Announce New Attorney General on Monday -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee Supreme Court justices plan to announce their choice for the next state attorney general on Monday.

According to a news release issued Thursday, the announcement will take place at 11 a.m. in the courtroom at the Supreme Court Building in Nashville.

18. Law Firm Inks Lease at Overton Square -

Overton Square has landed its first professional services tenant.

Memphis attorney William T. Maxwell Jr. is forming a new residential real estate closing company and commercial services firm and has signed a 2,500-square-foot lease at 51 N. Cooper St. in Overton Square.

19. Law Firm Inks Lease at Overton Square -

Overton Square has landed its first professional services tenant.

Memphis attorney William T. Maxwell Jr. is forming a new residential real estate closing company and commercial services firm and has signed a 2,500-square-foot lease at 51 N. Cooper St. in Overton Square.

20. 8 Apply to Become Next Tennessee Attorney General -

NASHVILLE (AP) – Eight candidates have applied with the Tennessee Supreme Court for the next eight-year term as state attorney general.

Tennessee is the only state where the high court appoints the attorney general.

21. Parking Wars -

It’s been a hot, humid and restless spring at Overton Park.

The park has been crowded, but not as crowded as expected given the political tempest over parking on Overton’s greensward.

22. Events -

Ballet Memphis will present “Peter Pan,” a world premiere from the choreographer of “Cinderella” and “Wizard of Oz,” Saturday, April 12, and Sunday, April 13, at The Orpheum, 203 S. Main St. Buy tickets at balletmemphis.org.

23. Events -

Rhodes College will host Gary Schmitt, co-director of the Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies at the American Enterprise Institute, Thursday, April 10, at 4 p.m. in the Frazier Jelke Science Center on campus, 2000 North Parkway. Schmitt will present “In the Wake of Edward Snowden: Security, Civil Liberties and American Intelligence.” Cost is free. Visit rhodes.edu.

24. Harris Files Ford Challenge at Deadline -

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.

25. Kennedy’s Memphis Presence Felt 50 Years Later -

There once was a monument in a Memphis park that marked the spot where President John F. Kennedy had stood during a visit to the city in 1960 as he campaigned for the presidency.

By the marker were two distinct shoeprints that Memphians took their children to for them to stand in the slain president’s footsteps on Memphis soil.

26. Events -

Kiwanis Club of Memphis will meet Wednesday, Sept. 18, from noon to 1 p.m. at The University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. William Rodney of Medicos will speak. Cost is $18 for nonmembers.

27. Events -

The Greater Memphis Chamber will host a conversation with Bill Strickland, CEO of Manchester Bidwell Corp. and author of “Making the Impossible, Possible,” Wednesday, Aug. 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Peabody, 149 Union Ave. Strickland’s topic is “The Art of Leadership & The Business of Social Change.” Cost is $35 for members and $40 for nonmembers. Visit memphischamber.com or call 543-3571.

28. Christ Community Health Services Names Hollabaugh Development Director -

Bonnie Hollabaugh has joined nonprofit Christ Community Health Services, the largest primary care provider in Memphis, as director of development. Hollabaugh’s nonprofit development experience includes extensive work with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis, Girls Inc. of Memphis and Hutchison School.

29. CashSaver Trades Hands for $3.2 Million -

The CashSaver in Midtown has traded hands. 

Kansas City, Kan.-based Super Market Developers Inc. bought the 69,017-square-foot building at 1620 Madison Ave. at Avalon Street from 1620 Madison LLC for $3.2 million. Fred Monks III, president/chief manager of 1620 Madison LLC, signed the special warranty deed.

30. Obama Carries Shelby, Cohen Over Flinn and Two Tax Hikes Defeated -

President Barack Obama carried Shelby County in unofficial Nov. 6 election returns as his Republican challenger Mitt Romney took the state’s 11 electoral votes.

Voter turnout in the most popular election cycle among Shelby County voters was 61.9 percent, about the same percentage as four years ago. But the 371,256 voters is fewer than 2008 when more than 400,000 Shelby County voters cast ballots. The percentage is about the same because there are fewer registered voters in Shelby County than there were four years ago after a purge by election officials.

31. Midtown Utopia -

Of Memphis’ tales of humble beginnings, of which there are many, the fluctuating renaissance of the Cooper-Young neighborhood is certainly compelling throughout.

The area has cycled from its 19th century roots to 1970s crime and neglect to its present-day status as one of the largest historic districts in the Southeast, a magnet of all ages and walks of life. All thanks to individuals and organizations that wouldn’t settle for sub-par quality in their tiny town within the bustling Bluff City.

32. Events -

Leadership Memphis will host an information session about its fellows program Thursday, Nov. 3, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Junior League, 3475 Central Ave. For more information or to register, email Rod Moses at rmoses@leadershipacademy.org.

33. Stone Joins Metropolitan Bank As Mortgage Specialist -

Kent Stone has joined Metropolitan Bank as a mortgage specialist.

34. Council to Consider Budget, Schools Tax -

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. takes a $687.4 million city operating budget Tuesday to the Memphis City Council.

And the council will talk over a special school tax rate of 39 cents Tuesday.

The budget proposal is $22.7 million in the red.

35. Events -

Health Memphis Common Table will present a Community Partners Forum Friday from 8:30 a.m. to noon at St. Francis Hospital, 5959 Park Ave. Dr. Calvin Johnson, president of Altre Strategies Solutions Group LLC, will speak on the topic “Eliminating Health Disparities by Focusing on Quality.” For more information, contact Patti Tosti at 273-2665 or patti.tosti@healthmemphis.org.

36. Review: ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ -

If art is about risk-taking, the joint production of Michael Ching’s opera a capella “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by Opera Memphis, Playhouse on the Square and Delta Capella/RIVA risks about as much as one show possible can.

37. Debit Card Issuer Sues Fed Chairman Over Fees -

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Bank and debit card issuer TCF National Bank has sued Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke and the Fed's board of governors, saying regulations limiting the fees a bank can charge retailers for debit card transactions are unconstitutional.

38. Senators Await Kagan Papers from Clinton Library -

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) Researchers at the William J. Clinton Presidential Library are working overtime to produce more than 160,000 pages of documents – some of them possibly holding clues to the record of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan.

39. Congress: Connections With Toyota -

Several lawmakers on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which is holding a hearing Wednesday on the Toyota recalls, have Toyota factories and offices in their states or even their districts. A look at some of the automaker's ties:

40. Crichton College Sale Closes To California Entrepreneur -

255 N. Highland St.
Memphis, TN 38111
Sale Amount: $5.3 Million

Sale Date: Dec. 1, 2009
Buyer: SignificantPsychology LLC
Seller: Crichton College
Loan Amounts: $4.3 million and $1.1 million
Loan Dates: Dec. 1, 2009
Maturity Dates: N/A
Lenders: SunTrust Bank and Crichton College

41. Conwood Buys Hickory Hill Facility For Planned $133 Million Expansion -

5106 Tradeport Drive
Memphis, TN 38141
Sale Amount: $19.3 Million

Sale Date: Nov. 5, 2009
Buyer: Conwood Co. LLC
Seller: Chickasaw and Goodman Realty Holding Co.
Details: Conwood Co. LLC on Nov. 5 formally acquired the 787,500-square-foot facility at 5106 Tradeport Drive in Hickory Hill South for $19.3 million. Conwood earlier this year announced plans to buy the building, where it will expand its manufacturing operation of the smokeless tobacco products Kodiak and Grizzly.

42. Pera Appointed Special Adviser For ABA Strategic Communications Committee -

Lucian Pera of Adams and Reese LLP has been appointed as a special adviser of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Strategic Communications for a one-year term.

43. Music of Duke Ellington To Kick Start BPACC Showcase Season -

The Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center (BPACC) kicks off its Showcase season with a tribute concert of the utmost sophistication. Jazz and blues singer Joyce Cobb and pianist Donald Brown will host a “Symphonic All-Duke Ellington Night” Saturday at 8 p.m.

44. Georgia Co. Buys U of M-Area Senior Nursing Facility -

3549 Norriswood Ave.
Memphis, TN 38111
Sale Amount: $7.3 Million

Sale Date: May 11, 2009
Buyer: FC Highlands LLC
Seller: Wesley Highland Nursing Homes Inc.
Loan Amount: $9.4 million
Loan Date: May 11, 2009
Maturity Date: N/A
Lender: First Bank

45. Bank Buys 63 Lots In the Vinings of G’town -

The 63 lots of the Vinings of Germantown Subdivision have yet another owner, following the sale of the property back to the lender, Merchants & Farmers Bank. The bank on May 13 paid $5.1 million for the 63 lots from RAM Holdings Inc., which had bought the lots last year for just less than $6 million from St. James Place LLC. RAM Holdings is managed by Michael Bourne.

46. Events -

The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will present a workshop titled “Writing for Government Grants” Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Alliance office, 5100 Poplar Ave., Suite 502. Cathy Marcinko will lead the workshop. Cost is $99 for members, $150 for nonmembers and $89 for those in the Program for Nonprofit Excellence. Reservations are due today. For reservations, call 684-6605 or e-mail adeberry@npexcellence.org.

47. Events -

The Memphis Investors Group will meet today at 7 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Germantown Athletic Club, 1801 Exeter Road. A panel of local real estate investors will hold a question-and-answer session. The event is free for first-time visitors and members. Cost is $20 for repeat visitors. Prior to the panel discussion, several early-bird sessions will begin at 6 p.m.

48. ‘Not Guilty’ Eclipses Week of Ford Trial Highlights -

Outside the courtroom of U.S. District Judge Hardy Mays Wednesday afternoon, reporters waiting for word of a verdict in the Edmund Ford federal corruption trial reflected on memorable phrases uttered during the court proceedings.

49. While Acquitted Wednesday, Ford Still Awaits Separate Pay-for-Favors Trial -

Former Memphis City Council member Edmund Ford wiped his eyes after a jury of seven women and five men acquitted him Wednesday afternoon on three counts of bribery and three counts of extortion.

The tears soon were replaced with vocal outbursts of joy. When reporters approached him for comment outside the courtroom after the verdict had been read, the former councilman threw his arms forward and boomed: “It’s over.” Speaking to reporters in the plaza area outside the federal building, the ex-councilman raised his arms in thanks.

50. Jury Deliberates In Ford Case -

The jury in the corruption trial of former Memphis City Council member Edmund Ford Sr. deliberated Tuesday for about two hours before breaking for the night.

The panel of 12 got the case Tuesday afternoon, a week and a day after the trial opened in Memphis federal court before U.S. District Judge Hardy Mays. They return to work this morning.

51. Trial’s Outcome Likely to Follow Its Stars -

Neither of the two principal players in the federal corruption trial of former Memphis City Council member Edmund Ford Jr. will walk away from the trial unscathed.

The credibility of the government’s key witness, Joe Cooper, took a beating in the first week of the trial from defense attorney Michael Scholl. And Ford, who testified this week, couldn’t explain away to Assistant U.S. Attorney Larry Laurenzi the money he took from Cooper in recordings that are the heart of the government’s case.

52. Ford Takes Stand at Corruption Trial -

Former Memphis City Council member Edmund Ford Sr. took the witness stand late this morning at his federal corruption trial.

Ford, who was a volatile political presence at times during his two terms on the council, was calm throughout the hour-long direct examination by attorney Michael Scholl.

53. Ford Takes Stand at Corruption Trial -

Former Memphis City Council member Edmund Ford Sr. took the witness stand late Monday morning at his federal corruption trial.

Ford, who was a volatile political presence at times during his two terms on the council, was calm throughout the hour-long direct examination by attorney Michael Scholl.

54. Ford Trial’s Nuances Appear Made for TV -

Assistant U.S. Attorney Larry Laurenzi told a federal court jury last week that the trial of former City Council member Edmund Ford Sr. would, in part, be about “a corrupt environment” at Memphis City Hall.

55. Cooper’s Foibles on Display During Ford Trial -

Once the jury in the federal corruption trial of former Memphis City Council member Edmund Ford Sr. finished watching the recordings that are the centerpiece of the case this week, they got to know a lot more about the government informant behind the camera.

56. Jurors Get Closer Look At Ford Recordings -

Jurors in the federal corruption trial of former Memphis City Council member Edmund Ford Sr. got their first look Wednesday at recordings of Ford taking money from the government’s informant in the case.

57. Cooper Testifying In Ford Trial -

Former Shelby County Commissioner Joe Cooper will continue his testimony Wednesday in the federal corruption trial of former Memphis City Council member Edmund Ford Sr.

Cooper, who took the witness stand late Tuesday afternoon, is the key government witness in the trial which is expected to last all of this week. When he met with Ford between August and November 2006, Cooper was cooperating with the FBI, recording the conversations and passing money provided by the FBI to Ford.

58. Council Rejects Billboard Developer With Ford Trial Ties -

One of the potential witnesses in this week’s federal corruption trial of former Memphis City Council member Edmund Ford remains a lightning rod for criticism among current council members.

The council last week rejected plans for a 48-acre industrial warehouse development near Memphis International Airport from landowner and billboard developer William H. Thomas Jr. They did so because there is a prevailing mood among council members that he does not play by the rules in his dealings with the city.

59. Both Sides Prep For Next Week's Ford Trial -

Almost a year and a half after he was arrested and accused of taking money under the table to support a billboard zoning matter, former Memphis City Council member Edmund Ford's federal corruption trial will begin next week.

60. Jury Pool Expanded, Questions Thorough For Coming Ford Trial -

The corruption trial of former Memphis City Council member Edmund Ford Sr. will begin next month with a jury pool of 105 people. There will be lots of questions for the jury about their backgrounds and political views, but the questions won't be as direct as whether they are Republicans or Democrats or whom they have supported in what races.

61. Events -

The Engineers' Club of Memphis Inc. will meet today at noon at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. The cost is $12 and no reservations are required. Mike Glasgow, regional engineer at Uni-Bell PVC Pipe Association, will speak about "Deep Burial of PVC Gravity Sewer."

62. Events -

Rhodes College will present its 21st annual Institute on the Profession of Law today from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Bryan Campus Life Center Ballroom on the Rhodes campus. David Luban, the Frederick J. Haas Professor of Law and Philosophy at Georgetown Law School, will be the keynote speaker.
A panel of experts also will be in attendance. Tuition for one person is $325. Attorneys may register by calling the Meeman Center at 843-3965.

63. Events -

Women on the Move will host a luncheon today at 11:30 a.m. at The Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave., ninth floor. My Harrison, special agent in charge of the FBI Memphis field office, is the featured speaker. The cost is $19.50 per person. For reservations, call 684-1010.

64. Peete Faces Sentencing Today -

It was about 18 years ago that former Memphis City Council member Rickey Peete found himself in the same situation he now faces.

Peete is to be sentenced today on an extortion charge - taking $14,500 in bribes.

65. Baptist Names Baker Nursing Research Coordinator -

Nursing professor Diana Baker has been named Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp.'s new coordinator for nursing research. Baker is the first person to hold the position. She has been in nursing for more than 40 years and most recently served on the faculty of the Baptist College of Health Sciences.

66. Council Passes Buck On 'Disgusting' Warehouse Proposal -

A familiar and decidedly unwelcome name confronted City Council members on Tuesday's agenda. And the council reacted by sending the project for a warehouse near Memphis International Airport back to the Land Use Control Board (LUCB).

67. Signature's John Cooper Graduates From Leadership Memphis -

John Cooper, the creative director of multimedia at Signature Advertising and Marketing Solutions, has graduated with the 2006-2007 class of Leadership Memphis. The program challenges community leaders to make Memphis a better place and advance diversity.

68. Church Foreclosure Opens Side Door Into 'Main Street Sweeper' Undercover Probe -

Universal Life Insurance Co. has begun foreclosure proceedings against a Memphis church that is connected to prominent players in last year's FBI "Main Street Sweeper" investigation.

The church, Fellowship Church of God in Christ (COGIC), is the former owner of a woodsy patch of land off Interstate 240 that was transferred in 2005 to William H. Thomas, a prominent Memphis billboard developer.

69. Events -

MusiCares offers a free health fair for registrants of the 2007 International Folk Alliance Conference through Saturday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. each day at the Cook Convention Center, 255 S. Main St. Free services such as massage therapy, foot exams, spinal exams, cholesterol tests and other procedures will be offered along with workshops. Contact Morgan Bracy at 615-327-0050 or morganb@grammy.com for information.

70. Billboard Developer Thomas To Appear in Court Today -

To say that local billboard magnate William H. Thomas Jr. has a bone to pick with the Memphis and Shelby County Board of Adjustment (BOA) probably is an understatement.

After that eight-member body - which meets periodically to hear appeals related to zoning decisions - declined recently to give Thomas the special permission he needed to build two billboards, the businessman filed suit in Shelby County Circuit Court. And though both Shelby County and the City of Memphis are listed as defendants in the lawsuit, Thomas directed most of his vitriol at the BOA.

71. Forest Hill Owner Has Assets Frozen -      Shelby County Chancellor Arnold Goldin has issued an order prohibiting Forest Hill Funeral Home and Memorial Park East LLC, which operates three funeral homes and cemeteries in Memphis, from transferring any assets.
72. Able to Exhale -

The bulldozers and construction teams that build the sprawling estates in Arlington, the condominiums in Downtown Memphis, infill housing elsewhere in the city and expensive new homes in all the suburbs that surround Memphis got something of a breather this year.

73. The Saga Continues: More 'Main Street Sweeper' Info Comes to Light -

A federal grand jury this week formally indicted two Memphis City Council members who previously had been implicated in criminal complaints alleging they sold their votes in exchange for supporting a real estate project, among other dealings.

74. On And On It Goes: Word has it that Thomas Jr. won't show at next council meeting -

Federal prosecutors dropped their bombshell a few days before the Memphis City Council met Dec. 5. Criminal complaints implicated two councilmen and a well-connected lobbyist in a money-for-votes scandal that, in at least one instance, apparently benefited wealthy landowner William H. Thomas Jr.

75. Stiff Competition, High Stakes Drive Billboard Industry -

A story goes that Franklin D. Roosevelt could draw a line across a map of the United States and name each county the line crossed, as well as that state's political party chairmen. Old hands in Memphis' billboard industry have a similar ability.

76. Events -

The Memphis chapter of the Tennessee Small Business Development Center hosts "Business Start-Up" today from 10 a.m. to noon at Renaissance Business Center, 555 Beale St. The free seminar will outline the first steps in starting a business. For information, call Yolanda Handy at 333-5085.

77. The Plot Thickens -

Shortly after losing the Democratic primary for a seat on the Shelby County Commission this past summer, Memphis businessman Joe Cooper left town to unwind and visit family members.

It had been a grueling campaign for the seat vacated by former Republican commissioner Bruce Thompson. Cooper, a former car salesman and well-known associate of the late Memphis billboard baron William B. Tanner, nevertheless decided to combine his family trip after the campaign with a little business.

78. When The Pieces Fit -

On the surface, a real estate deal proposed this summer that involved several acres of vacant land in South Memphis probably didn't appear out of the ordinary.

The planned development, lobbied for by real estate consultant Joe Cooper, called for a mini-storage facility and an off-premise billboard sign, among other features, to be built at a site on Steve Road, not far from Interstate 240.

79. Banned Books Take Center Stage at U of M -


In observance of the National Library Association's Banned Books Week, the University of Memphis' Ned R. McWherter Library hosts readings through Sept. 29 beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the library's rotunda. The readings will be from books that were considered controversial at some time in American history. Selections will include "The Rights of Man" by Thomas Paine, "Lord of the Flies" by William Golding and "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee. A virtual panel discussion to introduce Banned Books Week will be held today from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in Room 226 of the library. All related events are free and open to the public. For more information, call Tom Mendina at 678-4310.

80. Niche Marketing Works For Real Estate Operations Too -

In any business, it's often a good idea to find a particular niche in which you can excel. That's also true in real estate, with some local companies taking a focused approach in growing their businesses.

81. Real Estate Consultant Pivots From Political Loss to Financial Gain -

What's a real estate industry veteran to do after losing a race for public office in Shelby County?

If you're Joe Cooper - a real estate consultant and former associate of the late William Tanner, one of the most colorful, fascinating Memphis businessmen of them all - you turn your attention south: specifically, to South Memphis.

82. Blount Rises to Vice President at Wachovia -

Michelle Blount has been named vice president and senior community banker for Wachovia Bank in Memphis. She has 12 years of experience in the financial services industry and most recently served as vice president in commercial banking for First Tennessee Bank.

83. More Local Homebuyers are Finding Property Online -

A large nationwide survey shows more homebuyers than ever are getting on the information superhighway when looking for a place to settle down.

The number of buyers who use the Internet to search for homes has risen steadily over the years, according to the National Association of Realtors' Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers. Only 2 percent of those surveyed used the Internet to look at homes in 1995. That number shot up to 77 percent in 2005, up from 74 percent the previous year.

Surfing the 'Net

84. Debt Adviser Gets Wave of New Clients -

Betty Jones-King has spent her career in the financial world telling people what they know but might not want to hear.

Stick to a budget, she instructs them, make payments on time and forget about using credit cards. Or don't do those things and walk down the dark, winding road toward financial ruin that often leads to bankruptcy.

85. Archived Article: -97 Tanner Bank Sale Lj - lj 10/5 cates United American Bank sale finalized Feb. 14, 1997 -- The sale of Memphis-based United American Bank to First Commercial Bank of Little Rock for stock valued at about $55 million was finalized Thursday. Under the terms of the sale, Will...

86. Archived Article: Newsmakers - The Memphis Orchestral Society has elected its officers for the 2004 fiscal year

Association of Fundraising Professionals Elects Board Members

The Association of Fundraising Professionals elected the following board members for 2005: Laurie Mc...

87. Archived Article: This Week - MATCU Drives Down Illiteracy

Mpact Memphis Offers Mpact 101 Course

Sept. 20

Memphis Area Teachers Credit Union sponsors a golf tournament to drive down illiteracy rates in the Memphis area at 7:30 a.m. at the Germantown Country Club, 1780 K...

88. Archived Article: S. Main (lead) - South main

South Main Properties Change Hands

As two owners leave arts district, new projects emerge


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The South Main Arts District is continually changing and growing, and residential projects are increasingl...

89. Archived Article: Light Railt2 (lead) - Light rail 2

Light Rail to Move More Than People

City says project could spur development along routes


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As rapid population growth and new residential development in the citys outer suburbs proves, many Memph...

90. Archived Article: Light Rail1 (lead) - Light rail 1

Madison to Airways, Light Rail on Track

Following trolley line extension, talk moves to regional rail


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Today marks an important moment in the history of public transportation in Memphis the long-...

91. Archived Article: Newsmakers - Area Fire Fighters, Police Awarded for Bravery

Firefighters, Officers Awarded for Bravery The 100 Club of Memphis presented Valor Awards, the highest honor for bravery in Memphis and Shelby County, to Collierville police officer Michael Riley and...

92. Archived Article: Newsmakers - Judy Caldwell, executive director of The Childrens Museum of Memphis, was named a new board member for VSA arts Project of Te

Judy Caldwell Named to Tenn. Arts Board

Judy Caldwell, executive director of the Childrens Museum of Memphis, was nam...

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Greg V. Ortega was named director of corporate product marketing for TBC Corp. Ortega previously held positions as TBCs manager of strategic marketing and manager of marketing and procurement for light truck tires. He earned...

94. Archived Article: Memos - Carlos Webb was named executive vice president-chief executive officer of Memphis Area Teachers Credit Union Carlos Webb was named executive vice president-chief executive officer of Memphis Area Teachers Credit Union. The designation is a new one a...

95. Archived Article: Memos - William H William H. Masters joined the electrical department of Askew Hargraves Harcourt and Associates as an electrical project manager. He earned his bachelors degree from Vanderbilt University and masters degree from the University of Memphis. M...

96. Archived Article: Real Focus - By LAURIE JOHNSON Central Gardens Home Tour 99 This years tour features eclectic collection of architectural styles By LAURIE JOHNSON Take a peek into seven very different houses and some beautiful gardens on Sunday, Sept. 12, when the Central Garde...

97. Archived Article: Tanner.st - By SUZANNE THOMPSON William B. Tanner Enterprises acquires land across from Wolfchase By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News William B. Tanner purchased on Friday 8.01 acres of land on Highway 64, directly across from the Wolfchase Galleria, according t...

98. Archived Article: Tanner.st - By SUZANNE THOMPSON William B. Tanner Enterprises acquires land near Wolfchase By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News William B. Tanner purchased May 1 8.01 acres of land on Highway 64, directly across from the Wolfchase Galleria, according to Joe Coope...

99. Archived Article: Tanner - By SUZANNE THOMPSON William B. Tanner Enterprises acquires land across from Wolfchase By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News William B. Tanner purchased Friday 8.01 acres of land on Highway 64, directly across from the Wolfchase Galleria, according to J...

100. Archived Article: Margolin Chg - By CAMILLE H Margolin Hebrew Academy begins addition of new wing Margolin girls high school gets 2,500-square-foot lecture hall, computer area By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News Margolin Hebrew Academy has started construction on a 2,500-square-foo...