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1. Rallings Finds Voice on Violent Crime -

Michael Rallings is just about at the one-year mark in his tenure as Memphis Police director and he has found his voice.

Much of what Rallings is saying a year into the job is about the city’s problem with violent crime, homicides in particular.

2. The Week Ahead: November 21-27 -

Good morning, Memphis! As you put the finishing touches on your Thanksgiving plans, take a moment to check out what’s happening in The Week Ahead. From honoring Memphians who have fought injustice to supporting local small businesses, there are plenty of ways to celebrate what you’re thankful for in the Bluff City.

3. Crime Commission Leaders Talk About Focused Five-Year Plan -

The new Operation: Safe Community five-year anti-crime plan should be released in November and it will likely be a more focused set of goals and objectives. That’s what we heard as The Daily News Editorial Board talked with Memphis-Shelby Crime Commission president Bill Gibbons and crime commission vice president for Social Engagement Harold Collins.

4. Legal Views Differ On Stewart Case Publicity -

When the Shelby County grand jury decided last November not to indict Memphis Police officer Connor Schilling in the fatal shooting of Darrius Stewart, it set in motion a set of decisions by authorities to talk publicly about the case.

5. Last Word: Two Paths, Council Day, Conley Writes and WIGS Debut -

Two ways to look at the Fourth of July in Memphis. It was either soggy or the fireworks began early.

For probably less than a minute, the mother accused to killing four of her children last week in southeast Shelby County will make her first court appearance Tuesday morning either in person at 201 Poplar Ave. or by video link from Jail East.

6. Editorial: Memphis’ Violence is a Political Problem -

You didn’t think this would be easy, did you?

If it was, any one of our previous efforts at overcoming a heritage and history of violence as a way of life would have done the trick by now.

7. Last Word: As The Wheel Tax Turns, New Zoo Poll and Once Every Dozen Years -

When the school year ends, that’s not necessarily when leaders of school systems can take it easy.

That’s because the business of school systems is about looking months if not years ahead on your mental calendar.

8. City Sells Old Police Building to NCE Realty -

The company that had the only bid Tuesday, May 17, on the old Central Police Building at 128 Adams Avenue still has to close on the deal with the city of Memphis.

9. Council Sells Former Police HQ for $2 Million -

Memphis City Council members approved Tuesday, May 17, the sale of the old Central Police building at 128 Adams Ave. for $2 million to NCE Realty and Capital Group LLC for development as a boutique hotel.

10. Council Sells Former Police HQ for $2 Million -

Memphis City Council members approved Tuesday, May 17, the sale of the old Central Police building at 128 Adams Ave. for $2 million to NCE Realty and Capital Group LLC for development as a boutique hotel.

11. Judicial Commissioners Grow in Number, Job Description -

Seventeen years ago, there were three newly minted judicial commissioners working at the Criminal Justice Center.

In makeshift quarters at first, they primarily worked night-time hours after the criminal courts, General Sessions and Shelby County Criminal, had closed for the day.

12. Parkinson: OK to ‘Go A Little Bit Extreme’ to Get Job Done -

With U.S. Marine Corps training, Rep. Antonio Parkinson knows how to grab people’s attention.

He did that earlier this year when he sponsored legislation to kill the Achievement School District, Tennessee’s solution for turning around struggling schools.

13. Council To Discuss Limiting End-of-Agenda Speakers -

With six new members, the Memphis City Council’s committee sessions so far this year have included several briefings about various parts of city government and council procedures.

But when the council Rules Committee meets Monday, Feb. 29, there could be a move by some council members to change the rules that have allowed citizens to speak at the end of council meetings on any topic they wish.

14. New Mental Health Court Aims for Intervention -

At any given time, around 525 of the people jailed at 201 Poplar have a persistent mental illness. That’s means 25 percent of the jail’s capacity, and exponential care and liability, are directed to people who commit crimes as a byproduct of illness.

15. Last Word: Post Caucus, Fincher's Exit, 1919 Handwriting and Your Rolodex -

That close (very little light between index finger and thumb) between Clinton and Sanders in Iowa Monday evening.
Both live to fight another day in another state—New Hampshire.
And because it is Iowa – they each get to declare victory as long as they don’t go into a lot of detail about the totals.
This is one of those cases where it is like horsehoes and hand grenades – close does count.

16. Police Department Takes PST Applications -

The Memphis Police Department is taking applications through Feb. 8 for the return of police service technicians to the department.

The application process includes two written exams on basic reading comprehension and problem solving and a 1.5-mile run that must be completed in 15 minutes or less as well as a physical ability test.

17. Police Department Takes PST Applications -

The Memphis Police Department is taking applications through Feb. 8 for the return of police service technicians to the department.

The application process includes two written exams on basic reading comprehension and problem solving and a 1.5-mile run that must be completed in 15 minutes or less as well as a physical ability test.

18. City Divisions To Relocate As Memphis Trims Its Footprint -

The city of Memphis is trimming its footprint with plans to consolidate municipal departments in three buildings across the city.

The Donnelley J. Hill State Office Building in Civic Center Plaza soon will be home to several municipal organizations, including the Memphis Police Department, the division of Housing and Community Development and some human resources and law offices.

19. Full-Time Job -

For years, Judge Larry E. Potter has had to juggle a challenging court docket that included thousands of traffic citations and animal abuse cases along with the blight and neglect cases typically associated with the court.

20. Events -

Memphis Botanic Garden will host a Food Truck Garden Party Tuesday, Oct. 14, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the garden, 750 Cherry Road. The event will include local food trucks, live music and a cash bar. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.

21. Events -

The Mid-South Area Job Fair, presented by the Mississippi Governor’s Job Fair Network and DeSoto County WIN Job Center, will be held Tuesday, Oct. 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Landers Center, 4560 Venture Drive in Southaven. The fair opens to members of the military, veterans and spouses at 9 a.m. and to the general public at 9:30 a.m. Visit www.jobfairs.ms.gov.

22. Events -

Rhodes College will host political analyst Charlie Cook for “The 2014 Political Environment: What’s Next in Politics with Charlie Cook” Monday, Oct. 6, at 5 p.m. Barret Library room 051 on campus, 2000 North Parkway. His talk will be followed by a Q&A and dessert. Cost is free. Visit rhodes.edu.

23. Events -

American Marketing Association, Memphis Chapter will meet Tuesday, Sept. 30, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Lipscomb & Pitts Building, 2670 Union Ave. Jeremy Park, president of the Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club, will present “Giving Back With a Purpose: The Shift in Corporate Engagement and Cause Marketing.” Cost is $15 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Visit memphisama.org.

24. Events -

American Marketing Association, Memphis Chapter will meet Tuesday, Sept. 30, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Lipscomb & Pitts Building, 2670 Union Ave. Jeremy Park, president of the Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club, will present “Giving Back With a Purpose: The Shift in Corporate Engagement and Cause Marketing.” Cost is $15 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Visit memphisama.org.

25. City Mulls Plan to Buy Former State Building -

It would be cheaper and more efficient for the city of Memphis to lease and then buy the vacant Donnelley J. Hill state office building across Main Street from Memphis City Hall than to continue leasing multiple properties spread across town, consultants and city officials told City Council members Tuesday.

26. Sheriff’s Race Reflects Different Law Enforcement Cultures -

Bennie Cobb remembers how he got his first job in the local criminal justice system.

It was 1980, and Cobb – then 19 years old – went to apply for a job at the old City Jail.

27. Weirich, Brown Avoid Clash in Talk to High School Students -

The two contenders on their way to an August election showdown for the office of district attorney general met Wednesday, April 23, at Southwest Tennessee Community College.

But District Attorney General Amy Weirich and former Criminal Court Judge Joe Brown were not in the same room at the same time as they each spoke to a group of 60 high school students at the college’s first criminal-justice career day on the Macon Cove campus.

28. Dunavant Awards Honor Craft, Lewellen -

It’s a long way from Collierville Town Hall to 201 Poplar Avenue. So the two recipients of the annual Dunavant Public Servant Awards will meet Monday, April 21, near the University of Memphis to be honored.

29. Wharton: City Must Target ‘Black Boy Crime’ -

As President Barack Obama talked from the East Room of the White House last week about violence and young African-American men and boys, Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. was among a group of mayors meeting in New Orleans who say they are ready to back a new approach to the problem.

30. Campbell, Weiss Open Judicial Campaigns -

John Campbell and Robert Weiss are judges on different sides of the civil-criminal divide in Shelby County jurisprudence.

31. Owners of Parking Lots File $1.6 Million Loans -

Affiliates of Las Vegas-based real estate investment trust MVP REIT have filed two $1.6 million loans on their recently acquired Downtown parking lots.

The companies – MVP PF Memphis Poplar 2013 LLC and MVP PF Memphis Court 2013 LLC – filed the loans Jan. 3 through KeyBank NA on the parking lots at 212 Poplar Ave. and 216 Court Ave., respectively.

32. Keystone Landing Complex Sells for $4.6 Million -

4266 Ridgestone Road
Memphis, TN 38128
Sale Amount: $4.6 million

Sale Date: Sept. 12, 2013
Buyer: Keystone Landing Apartments LLC
Seller: Ridgemont Investors LLC
Loan Amount: $3.5 million
Loan Date: Sept. 12, 2013
Maturity Date: N/A
Lender: Arbor Commercial Funding LLC
Details: The 150-unit Keystone Landing apartment complex at 4266 Ridgestone Road in Raleigh has sold for $4.6 million.

33. Las Vegas REIT Buys Downtown Parking Lots -

Affiliates of Las Vegas-based real estate investment trust MVP REIT have paid a combined $3 million for two Downtown parking lots at 212 Poplar Ave. and 216 Court Ave.

34. Editorial: Blight Patrol Example of Cleaning Up Crime -

Most people who go to prison will get out at some point. The question is, will they change their lives?

There is help through programs like Lifeline and its Blight Patrol, but much of this is up to the person coming out of prison and – make no mistake – it is difficult.

35. Questions Raised About Criminal Justice System -

Shelby County’s public defender and the head of the Shelby County Corrections division say courts and prisons are changing and evolving as views about crime and punishment begin to change.

But Public Defender Stephen Bush and County Corrections Division director James Coleman said the intervention needs to start before citizens come into contact with the criminal justice system.

36. Change of Scenery -

After spending years or decades in their current form, longtime staples of the local real estate scene are about to disappear or undergo major changes that will forever alter the city’s built landscape.

37. Adams Property Would Unite Police Functions -

The stars could be aligning for the Memphis Police Department to finally move out of the Shelby County Criminal Justice Center in Downtown.

Cost estimates for the department to renovate the old police headquarters on Adams Avenue have dropped and financing sources that could lighten the city’s cost burden are being explored, two important steps that could finally prompt a move.

38. Commission to Complete Schools Budget -

Shelby County Commissioners should wrap up their action Monday, June 17, on the first budget for the consolidated school system with a final vote on the school system budget.

The commission meets at 1:30 p.m. at the Vasco Smith County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St.

39. Events -

The Daily News will present Literatini, benefiting Literacy Mid-South, Thursday, June 13, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Booksellers at Laurelwood, 387 Perkins Road Extended. The event will include martinis and food, an auction, live music and a wine pull. Tickets are $50 per person or $75 per couple. Visit literacymidsouth.org.

40. Events -

YMCA of Memphis and the Mid-South will hold a lunch and learn for those interested in the YMCA Corporate Games Friday, June 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its corporate office, 6373 Quail Hollow Road, suite 201. The games will be held Sept. 16-22. R.S.V.P. to Shauna Bateman at sbateman@ymcamemphis.org or 766-7677.

41. Events -

Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division will hold a board meeting Thursday, June 6, at 1:30 p.m. in the MLGW board room, 220 S. Main St. Visit mlgw.com.

42. Events -

The Cooper-Young Business Association will feature Robbie and The Bandanas as part of the Red Hot Summer concert series Wednesday, June 5, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the gazebo at Cooper Street and Young Avenue. Cost is free. Visit cooperyoung.biz.

43. Police Changes Continue Amid Budget Talks -

With the start of the new year, Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong began a reorganization of the department that changed the boundaries of the city’s nine police precincts, evening out the amount of territory and calls each area handles.

44. Coupé Works to Protect City’s Most Vulnerable -

As supervising attorney over both the Judge’s Action Center and the Office of Advocate for Noncustodial Parents at Memphis-Shelby County Juvenile Court, Tom Coupé works to ensure that the most vulnerable members of society are being fairly and equally represented.

45. Fowlkes Talks Adjustments to Federal Court -

After seven months as a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, John Fowlkes said he is adjusting to the difference between being a federal judge and a state criminal court judge.

46. Police Director Looks to Reorganization -

Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong has plans to reorganize the department at the start of 2013.

The plans include moving investigators with the various bureaus now at the Criminal Justice Center to a set of nine bureaus spread across police precincts. And Armstrong told the Memphis Rotary Club this week that the precincts will be reconfigured to make them more similar in size with the same resources generally available at each.

47. Commission Nears Budget Conclusion -

Shelby County Commissioners could end their budget season Monday, May 21, with votes on two budget resolutions.

One is a $1.1 billion consolidated operating budget. The other is a five-year Capital Improvements Plan (CIP) budget that totals $36.9 million in the first year – the fiscal year that begins July 1. The plan through June 30, 2017, totals $326.9 million.

48. Office Opportunities -

Memphis’ office real estate landscape is changing, and for three firms, those changes are creating opportunities.

Orlando, Fla.-based Parkway Properties Inc. in March completed the sale of its interest in Renaissance Center – a 190,000-square-foot office building at 1715 Aaron Brenner Drive in the Poplar Avenue corridor – to partner Parkway Properties Office Fund LP.

49. In Need of Repair -

The Shelby County Trustee’s office is out of the Vasco Smith County Administration Building and in the county government building across Second Street at 157 Poplar Ave.

50. Commissioners Out of Probable Cause Biz -

Judicial commissioners are out of the business of holding probable cause hearings for suspects arrested by Memphis Police and the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.

The week-old General Sessions Court order is in effect at least until a probable appeal to the Tennessee Supreme Court of a March state Criminal Appeals Court ruling that has called into question the way some suspects are held for 48 hours before they are formally charged.

51. Fallen Officer Memorial to be Dedicated Friday -

Plans for a new memorial to fallen Memphis Police Department officers will be unveiled Friday, Dec. 16, at Oak Court Mall.

MPD brass and the families of fallen officers as well as community and business leaders will unveil a smaller version of what the memorial could look like Friday at 11 a.m. at entrance two of the East Memphis mall.

52. Shelby County DA Race Taking Shape -

With a month to the Dec. 8 filing deadline for the March 6 presidential and Shelby County primary elections, the coming race for Shelby County district attorney general is beginning to show signs of life. That is as voters in one part of Memphis prepare to decide the last election of 2011 this week.

53. Events -

Bank of America will host a free customer outreach event at which customers can meet face to face with home retention specialists to review options for home loan modifications Friday, Sept. 30, and Saturday, Oct. 1, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Memphis Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main St. To register or for more information, visit www.bankofamerica.com/homeownerevent or call 1-855-201-7426.

54. History on the Block -

If the walls of the commercial building at 371 Carroll Ave. could talk, what a story they could tell.

The story would begin around 1900, when property records show the Downtown structure was built. It would include a mention of former occupants – like a riverboat captain and even a relative of Elvis Presley – as well as the building’s odd but colorful assortment of uses.

55. Business License Activity Improves 11.4 Percent -

The number of businesses licenses filed with the Shelby County Clerk’s office increased by more than 10 percent to 1,360 in the second quarter of 2011, up 11.4 percent from 1,221 in the second quarter of 2010, according to The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.

56. Driver Services Center Site Sells for $1.6M -

An Omaha, Neb.-based real estate investment firm has acquired a single-tenant office building near Poplar Avenue and the Union Avenue crossover.

Circo Enterprises LLC purchased the 10,180-square-foot Department of Safety & Homeland Security building at 3040 Walnut Grove Road for $1.6 million.

57. A Monument to Fallen Officers -

Last week, we discussed the Memphis Police Foundation, which is helping to fund essential equipment and training for the Memphis Police Department, while also serving as the conduit to construct a monument to those MPD officers who have lost their lives protecting our city. This week, let us spotlight that monument: the MPD Fallen Officer Memorial.

58. Events -

The 2011 NanoDays Celebration at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center will begin Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. with a presentation by Dr. Kattesh V. Katti titled “Green Nanotechnology in Medicine and Engineering” at the UT Hamilton Eye Institute, Freeman Auditorium, 930 Madison Ave. The NanoMedicine Symposium will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the UTHSC Cancer Research Building, 19 S. Manassas St.

59. Events -

Talk Shoppe will present “The Mastermind Principle: Sharing Ideas, Referrals and Resources with Other Business People in a Small Group” Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau, 3693 Tyndale Drive. For more information, call 482-0354.

60. Smart Works Out Cemetery Plea Deal -

One-time Forest Hill cemetery and funeral home owner Clayton Smart has reached an agreement with prosecutors in Memphis, Oklahoma and Michigan to plead guilty to tax and theft charges – federal and state.

61. Smart Works Out Deal on Cemetery Charges -

One-time Forest Hill cemetery and funeral home owner Clayton Smart has reached an agreement with prosecutors in Memphis, Oklahoma and Michigan to plead guilty to tax and theft charges – federal and state.

62. ‘Vertical Prosecution’ To Enhance DA’s Casework -

Shelby County District Attorney General Bill Gibbons’ creation this week of a new special victims unit is part of a paradigm shift for his office that involves new prosecutors and new ways of trying cases.

63. Events -

Talk Shoppe will present “Staging Your Home for Selling or for Staying” Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South, 3693 Tyndale Drive. For more information, call 482-0354.

64. Gibbons Gears Up For Governor’s Race -

Now that the voting machines are on their way back to the warehouse following Thursday’s Memphis mayoral special election, here come the candidates in the 2010 Tennessee governor’s race.

Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Bill Gibbons opened his campaign headquarters in East Memphis Wednesday. Mayor Pro Tem Myron Lowery even showed up just after the election eve television debate.

65. Courthouse Marks 100 Years Today -

The Shelby County Courthouse celebrates its centennial today.

And its best-known guests have already taken their seats.

The six seated figures outside the building, which represent wisdom, peace, prosperity, justice, liberty and authority, have been photographed countless times and even featured in a few movies. Each was carved from a single piece of Tennessee white marble.

66. Events -

The Mid-South Area Business Travel Association will hold its monthly luncheon today from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Select East Memphis, 5795 Poplar Ave. Emily Capadalis of First Tennessee Bank’s Private Client Financial Services Division will speak. Cost is $25 for members and $40 for guests. For more information, visit www.msabta.com.

67. Nuisance Actions Keep Piling Up -

When Memphis police arrived to close Hughes Uptown this past weekend, the North Memphis nightspot’s security guards bailed out of their golf cart and left behind two handguns – a .45 caliber and a .40 caliber semi automatic pistol.

68. Leffler Believes in Work As Defense Attorney -

Stephen Leffler, principal attorney of Stephen R. Leffler PC, practices in personal injury, wrongful death, car accidents, DUI cases and defense of felonies and misdemeanors and federal and state crimes. He received his juris doctorate degree from then-Memphis State University in 1984 and was admitted to the bar in Tennessee that same year.

69. Events -

The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will hold a workshop titled “Making the Message Work: Strategic Communications 101” today from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Alliance office, 5100 Poplar Ave., Suite 502. The facilitator will be Jennifer Leigh, who will discuss how to communicate effectively with members, donors and other constituents with a small marketing and communication budget. For more information or reservations, call 684-6605 or visit www.npexcellence.org.

70. FRS Powersports Building New Motorcycle/ATV Shop -

2175 Whitten Road
Memphis, TN 38133
Loan Amount: $2 Million

Loan Date: Oct. 31, 2008
Maturity Date: Nov. 1, 2009
Borrower: FRS Industries Inc.
Lender: BancorpSouth Bank

71. Boundaries To Unified Family Court Exist, Task Force Finds -

Third Street is the boundary between civil and criminal cases even if the same people are involved in both kinds of cases.

The Shelby County Courthouse where civil cases are heard is on the west side of the street. The Criminal Justice Center, at 201 Poplar Ave. on the east side of the street, is where criminal courts are.

72. C'ville Shopping CenterBought by Local Investors -      A shopping center at 890 Poplar Ave. at the corner of Market Boulevard in Collierville has been bought by local investors for $16 million.
     Christian Mission Concerns of Tennessee Inc. l

73. Events -

The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will hold a "Budgeting for Sustainability and Growth" workshop today from 9 a.m. to noon at The Assisi Foundation of Memphis Inc., 515 Erin Drive. The event is $75 for Alliance members, free for participants in the Program for Nonprofit Excellence and $115 for nonmembers. For additional information, contact April DeBerry at 684-6605 or adeberry@npexcellence.org.

74. Events -

The Friends of Poplar-White Station Branch Library will present The Second Thursday Community Lecture Series today at 11:30 a.m. at the library, 5094 Poplar Ave. The topic will be "Optional Schools and Guidance Innovations." The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at 682-1616.

75. Herenton Outlines Priorities At Chamber Event -

Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton told members of the Memphis Regional Chamber Thursday that he is "going to let it all hang out" in his fifth term as mayor.

"I'm hitting the ground. I'm hitting it real hard," he told the sell-out crowd of 300 at the Memphis Marriott East before hitting a list of priorities and problems - some new and some a visit to past political battles.

76. Group Seeks Attorneys To Teach Drivers About Avoiding Traffic Court -

When David Bell first joined the Shelby County Public Defender's Office four years ago, one of the things that struck him most about his caseload was that more than half of the cases involved some kind of driving offense.

77. Fees for Unpaid TicketsReduced by City Program -      Motorists who owe the city of Memphis money for unpaid court costs and traffic ticket fines can get them reduced through the City Court Clerk's Office's amnesty program through Dec. 31.

78. Archived Article -

Three Memphis
Senior living communities
Sale Amounts: $11 million; $11.6 million; $7.1 million

Sale Date: April 26, 2007

79. Wal-Mart Lawsuit Could Affect 1.5 Million Women -

When she left high school at age 17, Joyce Moody imagined striking out from her home in North Mississippi to attend business school in Memphis.

She instead settled on cosmetology school, then dropped out and made do with a variety of jobs - working at a piano factory, then later on the night shift at a telephone manufacturing factory where she installed ringers in phones.

80. Mayor AnnouncesVision for the City -      At the Mayor's State of the City address and prayer breakfast Monday morning, Mayor Willie Herenton proposed building a "new state of the art football stadium."
     Herenton did not present

81. Events -

The Memphis Advertising Federation meets today from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Ira Babin, director of marketing for the Louisiana Office of Tourism, is the guest speaker. The event is free for members, $25 for non-members and $10 for students.

82. MPD Seeks National Accreditation -      The Memphis Police Department has applied to The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc.'s (CALEA) Law Enforcement Accreditation Program in Fairfax, Va.
     The progra

83. Rhodes College Singers Perform at Calvary and the Arts -

Nov. 28

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) offers a free tax preparer seminar from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Public Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. Attendees will hear from speakers from the IRS, the U.S Department of Treasury and the Social Security Administration. For more information, visit www.irs.gov.

84. Events -

Theatreworks holds an opening night performance for "24/7 Café," a play by Ruby O'Gray, Friday at 8 p.m. at 2085 Monroe Ave. The performance runs through Dec. 3. Friday and Saturday performances take place at 8 p.m. and Sunday performances are at 3 p.m. The play, which is set in South Memphis in 1967, focuses on social and romantic issues. Call 946-6140 or visit www.theatreworks.org for ticket information.

85. With the Heart of a Writer, Judge Robilio Keeps On Keeping On -

For someone who had aspirations of becoming a writer, Circuit Court Judge Kay Spalding Robilio instead distinguished herself as a judge.

Robilio recently was among four Shelby County judges nominated for the Young Lawyers Division's (YLD) 2006 Charles A. Rond Memorial Award. She is the outgoing president of the Association for Women Attorneys and this month passed the gavel of the presidency to attorney Laurie Christensen. Winners of the Rond award will be announced next Thursday at the YLD's annual meeting starting at 4:30 p.m. at The Rendezvous Downtown.

86. Abused Women's Program Helps Clients Operate in Legal Maze -

In November 2005, a Memphis woman was finally fed up with the constant abuse from her husband, who had violently attacked her repeatedly for three years.

"I decided I had enough, told him to leave," she said. "But I was scared of what to do."

87. MBA Sponsors Judicial Candidate Forum Today -


The Criminal Law Section of the Memphis Bar Association will hold a candidate forum from noon to 2 p.m. in the auditorium of the Criminal Justice Center, 201 Poplar Ave. Candidates for General Sessions Criminal Court judge in Divisions 7 through 13 will speak for four minutes each. For more information, call Tony Brayton, Garland Erguden or William Robilio at 545-5800.

88. Among Other Events, Collierville Hosts Fireworks Extravaganza Today -

July 3

The Town of Collierville holds an Independence Day Celebration from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. in H.W. Cox Jr. Park, 440 W. Powell Road. A fireworks show is scheduled to begin at 9:30 p.m. For more information, call 853-3225.

89. Events -

Mid-South Quality & Productivity Center (MSQPC) hosts a "Root Cause Analysis" workshop today and Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Morgan Keegan Building, 50 N. Front St. Call 543-3530 for more information or to register.

90. University of Memphis Law School Hosts Golf Classic -

June 5

The University of Memphis' Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law hosts "Drive for Downtown" Golf Classic, which starts at 8 a.m. at Spring Creek Ranch, 380 S. Collierville-Arlington Road. The tournament begins with breakfast and registration at 8 a.m. followed by a golf clinic at 9 a.m. and a shotgun start at 10 a.m. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the law school. Contact Will Zoccola at 526-8382 or Leah Prost at 678-4299 for more information.

91. Memphis-Born Author Takes Shot at Prison Privatization -

Jail privatization might be a growing industry in the United States, but a Memphis native has written a book about how privately owned prisons aren't a good idea.

Early this month, Praeger Publishers released a book titled "Merchandising Prisoners: Who Really Pays for Prison Privatization?" by Dr. Byron E. Price, an assistant professor of public administration at Rutgers University in Newark, N.J., who grew up in a Memphis housing project. The book is Price's first, and Praeger specializes in printing academic and general interest books.

92. Kiosks at 201 Poplar to Help Non-English Speakers -

The Memphis Bar Association and the Shelby County court system are working together to help non-English speakers navigate the area legal system by funding two informational stations at the entry level and lower level of the criminal justice center at 201 Poplar Ave.

93. Kiosks at 201 Poplar To Aid Non-English Speakers - The Memphis Bar Association Task Force on Disadvantaged Persons, Shelby County Criminal Court and Shelby County General Sessions Court are developing two information kiosks for non-English-speaking people at 201 Poplar Ave. The kiosks are scheduled t

94. Get Ready: ADDY Awards Coming Your Way Saturday -

Feb. 20

U.S. Rep. Harold Ford Jr., D-Memphis, hosts a campaign lunch rally at 11:30 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. U.S. Senator Barack Obama, D-Illinois, is the special guest. Call 259-7163 or 201-1929 for details.

95. CJC to ImplementSecurity Improvements - A series of changes planned for public buildings to address homeland security issues kicks off this week with new entrance procedures at the Criminal Justice Center, 201 Poplar Ave. Starting today, visitors and employees will use separate entrances.

96. Archived Article: Law - Community Court Instills Pride in Frayser

Community Court Instills Pride in Frayser


The Daily News

When a community needs a lift, nothing helps more than giving residents a chance to get involved. Five years ago, Frayser resi...

97. Archived Article: Daily Digest - Court Square Property

Court Square Property

Financed for $8 Million

THG Court LLC has financed four parcels totaling 1.79 acres near North Mid America Mall and West Court Avenue for $8 million, according to The Daily News Public Records Dat...

98. Archived Article: Events - The Kiwanis Club of Memphis meets at noon today in Grand Salon A at The Peabody, 149 Union Ave

The Kiwanis Club of Memphis meets at noon today in Grand Salon A at The Peabody, 149 Union Ave. Kenneth R. Goff, associate principal at Fisher & Ar...

99. Archived Article: Events - The Crime Victims Center presents Law Enforcement Response to Victims from 8:30 a

The Crime Victims Center presents Law Enforcement Response to Victims from 8:30 a.m. to noon today in the Criminal Justice Center auditorium, 201 Poplar Ave. Guest ...


WKNO Presents Lecture at University of Memphis

April 19

WKNO presents award-winning journalist David Brancaccio in a lecture on the marketplace economy at 7 p.m. at the Fogelman Executive Center...