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1. Last Word: Soccer Returns, Confederate Reprisals and Megasite Politics -

So much going on off the field and on parts of the field in Atlanta Monday evening as Alabama beat Georgia – a clothesline, a punch thrown on the field and an attempt to throw another punch on the sidelines at an Alabama coach and all of that from a single Alabama player. So a lot of speculation after the College Football Playoff National Championship about how that will be resolved. Alabama over Georgia 26-23 in overtime.

2. Last Word: The Stay Away Plan, Kroger and the Lamar Gateway and Silo Square -

City Hall says ignore and avoid the two parks that used to have Confederate monuments and the Tennessee Welcome Center Saturday. All could be the scene of gatherings Saturday by groups opposed to the removal of the monuments including white nationalist groups. If this sounds familiar it’s because this was the city’s strategy in 1998 when a Klan group from Indiana rallied on the courthouse steps and there was a marked departure from that in 2013 when another Klan group – also from Indiana also rallied at the courthouse – different set of steps though. More on the history behind all of this when next we meet.

3. Grizzlies’ D-League Team Changing Coaches -

The Iowa Energy, the Memphis Grizzlies’ NBA Development League affiliate, have fired head coach Matt Woodley. Glynn Cyprien has been named interim head coach.

Cyprien joined the Grizzlies during the 2014-15 season as basketball operations assistant/scout, returning to the city where he helped guide the University of Memphis to 49 victories and consecutive postseason tournament appearances in two seasons (2009-11) as an assistant coach under Josh Pastner. The Tigers went 25-10 during the 2010-11 season, winning the Conference USA Tournament Championship and advancing to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

4. Grizzlies’ D-League Team Changing Coaches -

The Iowa Energy, the Memphis Grizzlies’ NBA Development League affiliate, have fired head coach Matt Woodley. Glynn Cyprien has been named interim head coach.

Cyprien joined the Grizzlies during the 2014-15 season as basketball operations assistant/scout, returning to the city where he helped guide the University of Memphis to 49 victories and consecutive postseason tournament appearances in two seasons (2009-11) as an assistant coach under Josh Pastner. The Tigers went 25-10 during the 2010-11 season, winning the Conference USA Tournament Championship and advancing to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

5. Lawmakers Working to Boost Local Logistics, Transportation Sectors -

Lawmakers representing the Memphis area on both the state and federal levels are taking steps to help the area’s transportation and logistics sectors in 2017 – from a second swipe at a federal grant to redevelop Lamar Avenue to the resubmission of a state bill that would incentivize companies for reducing wait times for truck drivers.

6. Logistical Nightmare -

Lamar Avenue is a $300 million problem. Rush hour on Lamar turns into several hours, and for the hundreds of distribution centers located near the corridor, just-in-time delivery is nearly impossible in the face of miles of congested traffic.

7. Resolution Calls for End to Federal ‘Imposition’ -

Saying the feds are guilty of intruding in local schools, state Sen. Bill Ketron is seeking passage of a resolution designed to end what he calls overreach by the U.S. Department of Education.

“We don’t need the federal government telling us how to do it,” Ketron, R-Murfreesboro, said during a recent meeting with teachers in the Rutherford Education Association.

8. Gordon Ball Launches Bus Tour in Tennessee Senate Race -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Democratic Senate candidate Gordon Ball on Wednesday kicked off a bus tour around Tennessee that he hopes will draw attention to incumbent Republican Lamar Alexander's refusal to engage in a series of statewide debates.

9. March 14-March 20: This week in Memphis history -

2013: Executives of Bass Pro Shops went back to the drawing board for their signage on The Pyramid after renderings of the signage and details prompted concern from citizens and the Downtown Memphis Commission’s Design Review Board. The new proposal that would surface later was approved by the review board.

10. Oakhaven Warehouse Sells for $1.2 Million -

4300 Air Trans Road
Memphis, TN 38118
Sale Amount: $1.2 million

Sale Date: Dec. 17, 2013
Buyer: Chob Realty LLC
Seller: Tenn Trans LLC
Loan Amount: $950,000
Loan Date: Dec. 19, 2013
Maturity Date: N/A
Lender: BankPlus
Details: The 109,626-square-foot warehouse at 4300 Air Trans Road in Oakhaven has traded hands for $1.2 million.

11. Oakhaven Warehouse Sells for $1.2 Million -

The 109,626-square-foot warehouse at 4300 Air Trans Road in Oakhaven has traded hands for $1.2 million.

12. Building Capacities -

Major road and highway projects like the Interstate 269 loop, I-40/240 and the Mallory Road interchange near Frank Pigeon Industrial Park made substantial progress during 2013, with several phases of important transportation corridors wrapping up and new projects planned for 2014 and beyond.

13. Titans Owner Bud Adams Has Died at Age 90 -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans owner Bud Adams, who helped found the American Football League and whose battles for players helped lead to the merger with the NFL, has died. He was 90.

14. GOP Dreads Prospect of New UAW Foothold in South -

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – The prospect of the United Auto Workers gaining a new foothold at Volkswagen's plant in Tennessee worries some Southern Republicans, who say laws banning mandatory union membership have helped lure foreign automakers.

15. Boyle Sells More Lots at Spring Creek Ranch -

After an initial offering went so well earlier this year, a group of area homebuilders has acquired 17 more lots at The Village at Spring Creek Ranch from Boyle Investment Co.

16. Riding the Rails -

By some estimates, America’s railroad companies are in the midst of the largest investment boom since the Gilded Age – when America’s railroad track mileage tripled between 1860 and 1880.

This year, North American’s freight railroads plan to invest $24.5 billion in intermodal terminals, new track, bridges and tunnels, safety equipment and rail cars, according to the Association of American Railroads.

17. La Paloma Treatment Center Opens New Building -

La Paloma Treatment Center, a Memphis treatment resource for substance abuse or co-occurring mental health disorders, has opened a new building for outpatient services at 1083 West Rex Road in East Memphis.

18. La Paloma Treatment Center Opens New Building -

La Paloma Treatment Center, a Memphis treatment resource for substance abuse or co-occurring mental health disorders, has opened a new building for outpatient services at 1083 West Rex Road.

19. MED Files $1.3 Million Permit for Improvements -

877 Jefferson Ave. Memphis, TN 38104

Permit Cost: $1.3 million

Project Cost: TBA

20. Shelby Crossing Retail Center Sells for $2M in Foreclosure -

6100 Macon Road
Memphis, TN 38134

Sale Amount: $2 million

Sale Date: July 13, 2012

21. Nursing Home Owner Files $13 Million Loan -

3549 Norriswood Ave.
Memphis, TN 38111

Loan Amount: $13 million

Loan Date: July 13, 2012

22. Experience Helps Harckum Lead Versant, CSCMP -

When supply chain executives from different businesses in Memphis get together, they talk about each other, said Glen Harckum, chairman of the local Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals.

23. Construction Loan Filed To Develop Lamar Crossing -

2881 Lamar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38114

Loan Amount: $5.4 million

Loan Date: March 1, 2012

24. Construction Loan Filed for Lamar Crossing Apts. -

A $5.4 million construction loan has been filed for Lamar Crossing Apartments at 2881 Lamar Ave., a complex that in recent years has been held by a number of owners and the subject of multiple development efforts.

25. Former CN Chief Launches Academy -

When E. Hunter Harrison speaks to the first class of the new leadership academy Friday, March 9, at the University of Memphis Intermodal Freight Transportation Institute, it will be the first step on a path to a different kind of front office.

26. Lamar Crossing Apts. Changes Owners Again -

2881 Lamar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38114
Loan Amount: $3.5 million

Loan Date: Oct. 7, 2011
Maturity Date: n/a
Borrower: Lamar Apartments LP
Lender: Nessko TN LLC

27. Holmes Road Acreage, Lots Sell for $1.6M in Foreclosure -

Property on Holmes Road
Memphis, TN 38109

Sale Amount: $1.6 million

Sale Date: Nov. 18, 2011

Buyer: Renasant Bank

28. FedEx-Leased Building Financed for $9.9M -

Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corp. has filed a $9.9 million trust deed through First SunAmerica Life Insurance Co. for a warehouse at 5025 Tuggle Road occupied by FedEx Global Supply Chain Services Inc.

29. Tennessee Gov. Refuses to Disclose Personal Income -

NASHVILLE – Gov. Bill Haslam, who drew sharp criticism from his gubernatorial campaign opponents by releasing only limited information on the amount of his personal income, has decided to release no information whatsoever now that he is in office.

30. Feds Quote Outspoken Gibson Chief in Legal Filings -

NASHVILLE (AP) – Media comments by Gibson Guitar's outspoken CEO are being quoted in legal filings related to seized wood headed for the company's factories.

Gibson head Henry Juszkiewicz has publicly blasted the seizure and raids on facilities in Memphis and Nashville as examples of the federal government risking U.S. jobs with over-zealous regulation. The enforcement activities have also drawn the ire of Republicans and tea party groups.

31. Keep Napkins Nearby -

The second in an occasional series, “The Anatomy of a Sandwich.”

Most sources agree that the Cuban sandwich, or the Cubano, came to Florida in the 1860s with Cuban cigar makers who settled in Key West and later, in the 1880s, in Ybor City, a neighborhood of Tampa noted for its cigar factories. The sandwich received a boost in Miami from the influx of Cuban exiles and expatriates who fled their island home after the success of Castro’s revolution in 1959.

32. Trinity Place Sells For Third Time In Five Years -

A Cordova retail center is under new ownership for the third time in five years. Atlanta-based Altus Real Estate Advisors LLC has purchased Trinity Place, 7990 Trinity Road, for $2.8 million.

33. Investors Buy Stalled Lamar Crossing Apartments -

2881 Lamar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38114
Sale Amount: $1.5 Million

Sale Date: May 11, 2011

34. Lamar Crossing Apts.
Sell for $1.5 Million

After sitting empty nearly four years following a 2007 groundbreaking, the formerly foreclosed Lamar Crossing apartments at 2881 Lamar Ave. finally have a new owner.

35. Gibbons Tapped for Haslam’s Cabinet -

Bill Gibbons began his political journey as an aide to Lamar Alexander when Alexander was governor.

Thirty years later, Gibbons is returning to Nashville again to work for another Republican governor – Bill Haslam.

36. Emphasis on Cargo Security Heightened -

Memphis’ prime location and robust infrastructure – five Class 1 railroads, several interstate highways, the nation’s fourth-busiest inland waterway port and the world’s largest cargo airport – make it a critical distribution center and focal point for intermodal transportation.

37. Mississippi Unemployment Up in July -

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi's unemployment rate for July rose to 11.5 percent.

The jobless rate was 11.1 percent in June and 10.4 percent in July 2009.

Figures were released Wednesday by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.

38. Wharton’s Edge Grows With Time in Office -

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. is developing an edge – at least an edge that is more noticeable lately in his public statements.

It is a concession to a number of political hot spots Wharton is tackling at one time. It’s also an acknowledgement that the job he has held since October is one with more power and more autonomy than the elected position he held before, Shelby County mayor.

39. Sen. Kyle Keeps Focus On Law Career -

Jim Kyle has spent a long time in the Tennessee Senate, but a longer time as a lawyer.

And what he wants to remind people is that, “I am a lawyer who is in the Senate, not a senator who happens to be a lawyer.”

40. Memphis Biofuels Facility Foreclosed -

The property that houses the Memphis Biofuels LLC biodiesel production facility has been foreclosed and will be sold on the courthouse steps, according to a notice that appears on Page 24 of Wednesday’s print edition of The Daily News and also at The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.

41. Clear Channel Adds More Digital Billboards -

It’s not difficult to see why Clear Channel Outdoor is upgrading another of its more than 1,000 billboard “faces” in Memphis with digital technology, boosting the company’s digital signs from eight to nine.

42. Memphis in May -

In 1977, Lyman Aldrich had job creation in mind when he invited Japanese businessmen to serve on the board of Memphis in May.

Two years later, Sharp Electronics, a Japanese manufacturer, announced its intention to build its first U.S. plant in Memphis.

43. Carlisle Corp. Files Building Permit For Downtown Corporate Headquarters -

263 Wagner Place
Memphis, TN 38103
Permit Amount: $1.5 Million

Project Cost: $2.7 million
Permit Date: Applied April 2010
Completion: TBA
Owner: Carlisle Corp.
Tenant: Carlisle Corp.
Contractor: N/A
Architect: N/A

44. The Cost of Progress -

The development of Norfolk Southern Corp.’s $112 million intermodal yard on a former cattle ranch in Fayette County has polarized the community for more than a year.

45. Governor’s Race Heats Up -

Three months separate the May 4 county primaries from the Aug. 5 state and federal primaries.

But as the May ballot firms up with this week’s filing deadline in those races, candidates in the August races are campaigning with renewed vigor.

46. Norfolk Woes? -

Norfolk Southern Corp. hasn’t laid down any of the track that will connect its main line to the proposed $112 million intermodal terminal in Rossville, but the company is laying down a foundation to keep the project on target to open in two years.

47. Crimson Tide -

Twelve days into the new year, Gov. Phil Bredesen stood in the well of the state House in Nashville and talked about leading the nation in education reform.

Later this year, Bredesen will return to address legislators on a less lofty but more immediate topic – a pool of red ink in the state budget unprecedented at least since the Depression years of the 1930s. For more than a year and a half, Tennessee has failed to meet its monthly revenue projections.

48. Education Reform Starts With Lesson In Teacher Accountability -

At this early stage, it’s difficult to tell what, if any, impact the latest education reform wave will have on our schools.

But so far, the discussion has shown the national dialogue has come a long way from the early 1980s, when the “A Nation at Risk” report began the regrettable trend of referring to money spent on education as “an investment.”

49. 2010 -

Is it over yet? That may be the most frequently asked question in the New Year. “It” is the worst national economic recession since the Great Depression.

Accurately reading the indicators will not be easy. Some will predict the recession is about to end, just as new indicators point to continuing economic agony for thousands of Memphians.

50. Logistics Outfits Weather Rough ’09 -

All things considered, the local logistics sector fared better than many industries during 2009 as the recession claimed casualties throughout the U.S. Granted, some logistics, distribution and transportation companies suffered layoffs and closures, but the overall outlook is as bright as can be expected during these bleak times.

51. In-Rel Buys Former Comcast Building, Renames it “Quince Centre” -

6555 Quince Road
Memphis, TN 38119
Sale Amount: $5 million
Sale Date: Dec. 7, 2009

Buyer: 6555 Quince Building Owner LLC
Seller: BACM 2000-2 Quince Road LLC
Loan Amount: $3.1 million
Loan Date: Dec 7, 2009
Maturity Date: N/A
Lender: Insbank

52. New York Investment Company Buys Shelby Grove Apartments -

6320 Gillespie Road
Memphis, TN 38134
Sale Amount: $4.7 Million

Sale Date: Nov. 11, 2009
Buyer: Flynn Realty & Development Shelby Grove LLC
Seller: MAC LP
Details: The 98-unit Shelby Grove Apartments at 6320 Gillespie Road near Bartlett has sold for $4.7 million to Flynn Realty & Development Shelby Grove LLC of Syosset, N.Y.

53. Bill Allocates $100M For Tenn. Military Facilities -

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – More than $100 million could be coming to Tennessee under a spending bill for veterans programs and military construction projects approved by the Senate.

A bulk of the funds – $83 million – is slated to go to improvements at Fort Campbell, on the Tennessee-Kentucky state line. The bill, which passed the U.S. Senate Tuesday night, must be signed by the president.

54. Arvest Bank Reclaims Lamar Crossing for $5.5M -

Arvest Bank of Oklahoma has reclaimed the unfinished Lamar Crossing Apartments for $5.5 million in a Nov. 13 substitute trustees’ sale. The bank formally bought the complex from Donald Bourland and Lancelot Minor of Bourland, Heflin, Alvarez, Minor & Matthews PLC, who were appointed substitute trustees June 16.

55. Buffett’s Berkshire Buying Burlington Northern -

NEW YORK (AP) – Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. on Tuesday agreed to buy Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp., making a $34 billion bet on the future of the U.S. economy.

56. High-Dollar Deal Boosts Commercial Real Estate -

Following what has become a pattern, the local commercial real estate market in September was salvaged by one large deal that offset an otherwise dreary month.

This time it was Resource Real Estate Inc. to the rescue. The Philadelphia-based company bought the Wyndridge Apartments for $9.5 million Sept. 29 and carried the weight for Shelby County’s commercial activity during the month.

57. Alexander Says Dem Climate Plan a Job-Killer -

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander said he has heard and seen enough about global climate change to make him a believer.

The Tennessee Republican is a member of a panel that will begin hearings Tuesday on climate legislation that an EPA analysis says would increase annual energy costs by $100 per typical household.

58. Tenn. Senator Says Obama Showing Nixonian Tendencies -

WASHINGTON (AP) - The third-ranking Senate Republican said Wednesday the Obama administration appears to be launching a Richard Nixon-like political strategy of making an "enemies list" of people who disagree with the president.

59. Florida Company Buys Oakhaven Warehouse -

Hallowell Memphis LLC, an affiliate of Deerfield Beach, Fla.-based Hallowell Div. List Industries Inc., has bought the 64,000-square-foot warehouse at 4755 Burbank Road in Oakhaven/Parkway Village for slightly less than $1 million. The transaction closed Oct. 13, and the seller was The Acee Co. of Fort Smith, Ark.

60. Weeds, Vacant Lots Hot New Issue For Mayor Hopefuls -

Forget Twitter and Facebook.

Tall grass and vacant lots are the new currency of the 2009 race for Memphis mayor.

With fewer than two weeks to the Oct. 15 election day and a week remaining for early voting, several of the candidates are working blight into their daily schedules.

61. Retreat Designed To Spur Civility Among Lawyers -

The Memphis Bar Association’s Leadership Forum held its kickoff retreat Friday at the Lichterman Nature Center. The forum had filled all of its 25 spaces during its application period in August, and provided a place for the 2009-2010 class to meet and take part in social projects.

62. Local Bridges to Be Reinforced Soon -

Six structurally deficient bridges in Shelby County will be replaced or repaired during the first year of the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s four-year, $350 million Better Bridges Program approved by the Legislature earlier this year.

63. Louisiana Investor Buys Arlington Retail Center -

6050 Air Line Road
Arlington, TN 38002
Sale Amount: $1.8 Million

Sale Date: Sept. 2, 2009
Buyer: Southeast Investments LLC
Seller: Pleasant Place LLC, Waymon H. Welch, Danya Welch, Dawn Welch, Jon E. McCreery, Phillip Chamberlain

64. Pinebrook Pointe Sells for $2.4 Million -

The Pinebrook Pointe Apartments at 3541 Mediterranean Drive in Oakhaven/Parkway Village have been sold back to the lender, Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., for $2.4 million in a successor trustee’s sale following a foreclosure. The 256-unit complex sits on the north side of Winchester Road between Lamar Avenue and South Perkins Road.

65. Raleigh Apartments Follow Foreclosure Trend -

The foreclosure crisis has claimed another multimillion-dollar commercial victim, this one the 432-unit Jamesbridge apartments in Raleigh.

A first-run foreclosure notice against the multifamily complex’s owner begins on Page 42 of today’s print edition of The Daily News and also at The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.

66. Three More Cases of West Nile Reported in Mississippi -

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting three more human cases of West Nile virus, bringing the state's total this year to 29 with two deaths.

In a release on Tuesday, MSDH said the new cases are in Leflore, Neshoba and Rankin counties. The MSDH reports both confirmed and probable cases to the public.

67. Six More Cases of West Nile Reported in Mississippi -

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting six more human cases of West Nile virus, bringing the state's total this year to 26 with two deaths.

In a release on Monday, MSDH said the new cases are in Forrest, Harrison, Hinds, Lamar and Lee counties. The MSDH reports both confirmed and probable cases to the public.

68. Vanderbilt to Honor Alexander for Media Work -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., is among five inductees into the Vanderbilt Student Media Hall of Fame.

Others are Skip Bayless, ESPN sports commentator; Roy Blount Jr., author, humorist and NPR game show panelist; Mary Elson, managing editor, Tribune Media Services; and Sam Feist, vice president of Washington, D.C.,-based programming for CNN.

69. FedEx Company Anticipates Recovery With Expansion -

At a time when many companies are putting the brakes on large-scale projects, FedEx Global Supply Chain Services Inc. is undertaking a $1 million expansion and renovation of its warehouse at 5025 Tuggle Road in Oakhaven/Parkway Village, a facility it will fully occupy once the work is complete.

70. Ramsey at Odds with Alexander on Sotomayor Vote -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - State Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey on Friday became the first Republican gubernatorial candidate to speak out against U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander's vote in favor of President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee.

71. Barboro Flats Developer To Begin Second Phase -

100 S. Main St.
Memphis, TN 38103
Permit Amount: $8 Million
Project Cost: $18.2 million
Permit Date: Applied July 2009
Completion: Summer 2010
Owner: 100 South Main Partners
Tenant: TBA
Contractor: Montgomery Martin Contractors LLC
Architect: Looney Ricks Kiss Architects Inc.

72. Tenn. Senator Urges More Nuclear for TVA -

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander says there should be more nuclear power in the Tennessee Valley Authority's future and more energy conservation by its consumers.

73. Catherine’s Inc. Sells Last Local Facility -

Bensalem, Pa.-based Charming Shoppes Inc., the parent company of Catherine’s Inc., a direct marketer of women’s apparel, earlier this month sold its last Memphis-area Catherine’s Inc. office building and distribution center to an entity called Teji Investments LLC.

74. Alexander Renews Call for More Nuclear Power -

WASHINGTON (AP) - Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander says climate change legislation passed by the U.S. House "needs to be junked" as he is renewing his push to double the number of nuclear reactors nationwide.

75. Alexander Wants Taxpayers to Get Auto Stocks -

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander wants government-held shares of General Motors and Chrysler given to taxpayers.

76. Motel Owner Works to Reinvent Former Nuisance -

The former Motel 78 at 3896 Lamar Ave. in the heart of Oakhaven/Parkway Village has a new ownership group and a new name, the Real Value Inn. The goal now is to create a new image for the once-seedy hotel shuttered last year in a prostitution crackdown.

77. GM Idling Tenn. Plant; It Could Get New Small Car -

SPRING HILL, Tenn. (AP) - As one of 2,500 workers at the General Motors plant that will be idled at least temporarily in November, Michelle Burley has a suggestion for young car buyers: "Buy American and protect American jobs."

78. Collier Lincoln Mercury Dealership Sold Back to Bank -

2177 Covington Pike
Memphis, TN 38128
Sale Amount: $2.5 Million

Sale Date: May 22, 2009
Buyer: First Tennessee Bank NA
Seller: LaToya L. Williams, substitute trustee

79. FedEx Warehouse Slated for Renovation -

The FedEx Global Supply Chain Services Inc. warehouse at 5025 Tuggle Road in Oakhaven/Parkway Village will undergo a $1 million renovation, according to a building permit filed with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement. The owner of the building, The Harbin Group, filed the permit last week.

80. Transformation of 109-Year-Old Downtown Building Moves Forward -

59 S. Main St.
Memphis, TN 38103
Permit Amount: $1.5 Million

Project Cost: $2 million
Permit Date: Applied March 2009
Completion: Varies
Owner: Frix Properties
Tenant: Mixed (Frix-Jennings Clinic, coffee shop, apartments)
Contractor: Frix Properties

81. Wamp Announces Top Gubernatorial Campaign Staff -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Zach Wamp has named former state Republican Party Chairman Bob Davis as his gubernatorial campaign chairman.

82. Sen. Alexander's Chief of Staff Tom Ingram Leaving -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander's longtime chief of staff says he's leaving the Tennessee Republican's office to pursue private interests.

83. Stimulus Bill Expected to Feed ‘Green’ Industry -

The greenest home is the one that is already built, meaning any structure that doesn’t require an abundance of new materials and energy to construct is more eco-friendly than a house that does.

And the concept of “re-greening” a home – performing energy-efficient upgrades or retrofitting a home to make it environmentally sound – has become easier thanks to President Barack Obama’s $787 billion economic stimulus bill.

84. New Tenn. Comptroller Hires Legislative Manager -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - New Comptroller Justin Wilson has hired Republican operative Susie Alcorn to lead the office's legislative duties.

85. Fewer Biz Licenses Issued in ’08 -

High fuel prices early last year led Alshad Ameen and Javaid Iqval to conclude that people would want to park their gas-guzzling vehicles in favor of alternative modes of transportation, such as motorcycles and scooters.

86. Senators Call for Coal Ash Regulation -

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democrats said Thursday they want stricter rules for toxic ash from coal-fired power plants following a massive spill in Tennessee that has threatened drinking water and caused health fears.

87. DeSoto Tops for Industrial Real Estate -

Sale after sale, lease after lease, DeSoto County in 2008 retained its role as the area’s dominant player in industrial real estate with a host of high-profile transactions.

The submarket notched a metro-wide high of 1.1 million square feet in positive absorption in the third quarter of 2008, according to the most recent data from CB Richard Ellis. All year, however, DeSoto County saw big deals get inked as companies either moved into the area from outside the region or relocated to the county from Memphis.

88. Work Progresses on Hope VI Development -

Construction crews didn’t let a little Monday morning mud stop them from building new apartments at University Place, a Hope VI housing development.

The third and final phase should be complete by fall, said Tom Currell, vice president of McCormack Baron Salazar, which is developing the $68 million project in partnership with Community Capital LLC.

89. BNSF Adds Fueling Facility To Memphis Intermodal Yard -

5280 E. Shelby Drive
Memphis, TN 38118
Permit Amount: $1.6 Million

Project Cost:$100 million
Permit Date:Applied October 2008
Completion:Second Quarter 2009
Contractor:Ames Construction

90. Landmark Community Bank Names Newell Chairman of Board -

Chuck Newell has been elected chairman of the board of directors of Landmark Community Bank and will be based in Landmark’s Collierville branch.

Newell brings more than 28 years of banking experience to the board and currently serves as the president and CEO of Merchants and Planters Bancshares.

91. Alexander Pushes To Restore Pollution Rule -

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., wants to restore a rule overturned by a federal court that calls for pollution reductions at coal-fired power plants in 28 states.

The U.S. District Court in Washington nullified the Clean Air Interstate Rule in July. The Environmental Protection Agency rule would reduce nitrogen oxide emissions beginning in 2009 and sulfur dioxide in 2010. These pollutants produce smog and haze.

92. Renovations Pick Up At Local Hospitals -

Several area hospitals have major renovation projects going on.

The Regional Medical Center at Memphis soon will join that group, as U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Memphis, continue working with their respective legislative bodies to secure $500,000 so the hospital can renovate its emergency department.

93. THM to Build Nursing Facility Near Downtown -

1513 N. Second St.
Memphis, TN 38107
Permit Amount: $12.5 Million

Project Cost: $12.5 million
Permit Date: Applied September 2008
Completion: Winter 2009
Owner: Harbor View Properties Inc.
Tenant: Harbor View Properties Inc.
Contractor: Inman Construction Co.
Architect: Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects Inc.

94. HUD Secretary Candidate Familiar With Memphis -

It was just this month that Steven Preston was in Memphis touting a Small Business Administration program.

Preston, the SBA administrator, has been tapped by President George W. Bush for the cabinet position of secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Preston would hold the post through the end of the Bush administration and into the transition period with the new administration in 2009.

95. La Paloma Commits Millions to Renovations -

A local facility that specializes in dual diagnosis treatment of substance abuse and mental health conditions is in the midst of a nearly $3 million renovation project.

La Paloma, formerly called Foundation Associates, treats patients with concurrent conditions such as cocaine addiction and depression or anxiety.

96. Roadmap to Improvement -

Take a moment to consider what Memphis and the surrounding area will look like 23 years from now. Where will the majority of people live and where will they work? How many businesses will have opened or closed, relocated or expanded?

97. Archived Article -

4684 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38117
Sale Amount: $3.6 million

Sale Date: May 17, 2007


98. New U of M Centers Bring Intermodal Transportation Into Focus -

Two University of Memphis centers designed to study the logistics, transportation and distribution industries finally are shifting into high gear, almost two years after the federal government earmarked $7 million for their creation.

99. Archived Article -

Six acres north of
Lowrance Road

Loan Amount: $6.5 million

Loan Date: March 30, 2007

100. Eyesores Razed at Crump and I-240 -

Much of E.H. Crump Boulevard has been on the decline in recent years, but several projects could change that.

Probably the largest development along the South Memphis roadway is University Place at the southwest corner of Interstate 240 and Crump. It's being built over the former site of the 478-unit Lamar Terrace, a public housing development that sat abandoned for several years until being razed recently. Construction crews also have cleared the vacant Baptist Rehabilitation Hospital building and several others near it.