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          (USA-TN-Memphis) Home Field Inspector or Rater      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Home Field Inspector or Rater Tracking Code 3721-224 Job Description Build your career with TopBuild, where talent meets opportunity! TopBuild Corp. (NYSE: BLD) is the leading installer and distributor of insulation products to the United States construction industry, based on revenue. We provide insulation installation services nationwide through our TruTeamSM business, which has over 190 installation branches located in 43 states; we distribute insulation and other building products nationwide through our Service Partners business from our 72 distribution centers located in 35 states; and we are a leader in building science through TopBuild Home Services, Inc. and its Environments For Living program. TopBuild’s corporate headquarters is located in Daytona Beach, FL. Our Core Values: - Safety - Integrity - Diversity - Customer Focus - Continuous Improvement - Innovation - High Performance Teams Job Summary: Responsible for Home Energy Rating functions for residential new construction including, but not limited to, performance inspections and testing for Environments For Living, Energy Star, Code compliance, forensic diagnostics and National and Local Green programs. Responsibilities include interactions with builder accounts, including personal contact and explanation of various code & program requirements, scheduling and reporting. Operates in a customer-focused services environment. Essential Functions + Candidate must be a RESNET HERS Rater or Field Inspector in good standing with RESNET, or achieve required certification within 30 days of employment, paid training provided. + Good understanding of Building Science, energy modeling and residential construction of primary trades which affect overall building performance. Training provided. + Use of computer/I-Pad for data entry and retrieval. + Account maintenance of builder accounts of scheduled work as well as current activity and data collection for data management and utility reporting. + Self-managed and motivated with an acute attention to details. + Responsive to both internal and external customers and vendors and provides excellent customer service Working conditions, Physical requirements, other – + Ability to move up and down ladders and in attic spaces + Ability to carry 50 lbs + Outdoor conditions, non-conditioned buildings and normal office settings Supervisory or Management Responsibility + Not responsible for supervising (hiring, firing, performance reviews or corrective action) others. Budget Responsibility + Has no budget responsibility. Decision-Making Level and Scope + Decisions generally affect own job or specific functional area. + Work progress is monitored by supervisor/manager. Follows precedents and procedures. May set priorities and organize work within general guidelines established by supervisor/manager who is available to resolve problem Minimum Education & Experience + Prefer Associate’s Degree, vocational or technical school degree, or 2 years experience in residential construction industry (minimum) + Minimum 1-3 years general experience in Energy Modeling or Residential Construction. + Must have an understanding of energy efficient software used to determine HERS score and other program requirements, as well as Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint and/or Access or other applications). Knowledge, Skills and Ability + Attention to detail – Careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. + Basic mathematics – Able to perform mathematical calculations (add, subtract, multiply, divide) + Dependability – Reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. + Making Decisions and Solving Problems – Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems. + Process Improvement – Evaluating and using relevant information and individual judgment to suggest ways to improve the work processes. + Certifications, Registrations or Licensur - RESNET HERS rater or Field Inspector in good standing with RESNET required within 30 days of employment. Physical Requirements of the Job + Work is performed primarily in the field and sitting for long periods of time and driving between locations. + Must have physical ability to inspect attics, basement/crawlspaces and removal of various objects to clear pathways for access. + Must understand performance testing equipment assembly (blower door, duct plaster, pressure pans, etc.) and be able to interpret results. Special Requirements of Job Please see following videos for blower door and duct blaster testing, this is the core work a home field inspector will perform: + https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ys8OMS_uBpg + https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icZG05XU9pM Benefits: We promote an environment that offers a challenge, creates opportunities, fosters enthusiasm, maximizes full potential and rewards talent. We realize our employees are our most valued resource which is why we offer a variety of benefits including competitive compensation, comprehensive health, dental, vision coverage, paid holidays, paid time off, 401 (k) retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, employee assistance program services, flexible spending account (FSA), life insurance, short term and long term disability, discounted gym membership and a host of other discounts. Our goal is to promote a healthy work/life balance. **TopBuild is an Equal Opportunity Employer** Please visit our website at: www.truteam.com Required Skills - High school diploma or equivalentSpecial Certification or Licensing:-Valid Driver''s License Special Requirements - This is a part-time position with a very flexible schedule. Candidates should expect to work 8-10 hours per week on average. No prior experience is required. We will train selected candidate. Required Experience 0-6 months.Type of Required Experience:-Industry Specific Specify: Construction - Functional Specific (Project Management, Home Services, etc.) Specify: project management skills Additional/Preferred Experience:Prior industry sales experience a plus. Job Location Memphis, Tennessee, United States Company Location TBHS-EFL-Territory 07 802 (802) Department 802420 - Installation Position Type Part-Time Union Status Non-Union
          (USA-TN-MEMPHIS) Part-Time Merchandiser      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Are you looking for a company with flexible scheduling to demonstrate your merchandising, customer service and organizational skills? Lawrence Merchandising has a great opportunity for you! Lawrence Merchandising Services (LMS) is a visual merchandising company that services many of the nation’s top retailers and brands. We are always seeking Part time Merchandisers to support our growing client base! What will I be doing? As a Part time Merchandiser, you will help ensure client satisfaction by: + Signing up to be a contact for us when merchandising services are available in retailers near your home. Check in daily to opt-in on projects as they come available in your area. The amount of projects available depends on your location. Some locations have continuous weekly projects, others will vary. Servicing your local retail stores by completing projects in a timely manner, and always delivering quality. + Project tasks vary, but could include stocking, implementing plan-o-grams, visual merchandising, resets, product cut-ins, audits, and developing strong relationships with store personnel. + Watch this brief video for more information about the Merchandiser position. Is LMS for you? + LMS has ongoing nationwide weekly and monthly services and many additional projects available on a first come, first served basis. This position includes variable hours, depending on the territory you are assigned to and the needs of the business. + There may be time periods where projects are not available. This completely depends on your territory. + You will be expected to be flexible to the needs of our business, as we continually strive to meet and exceed the needs of our clients. Perks + FLEXIBILITY! The position is truly flexible! No evenings and weekends are required. + GAIN RETAIL EXPERIENCE! Build a career in Merchandising by gaining retail experience. + INDEPENDENCE! Work independently but have access to a helpful and responsive LMS team. + At LMS you are not an independent contractor, you are a W2 employee and receive all associated benefits such as Employee referral bonus program, and 401(k) to those who qualify. Requirements + Merchandising and/or retail experience preferred + Ability to stand with varied movement for up to 5 hours at a time, ability to regularly lift up to 5 pounds (and up to 20 pounds on rare occasions), fine motor control (hand movements), speech, hearing, sight, ability to read documents with small font sizes, manual dexterity; with or without reasonable accommodation + Access to internet, printer, and camera phone (digital camera acceptable) + Access to a PC or Mac that runs Internet Explorer 11 or later, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome + Access to Adobe Acrobat Reader (or ability to download) + Preferred: Some projects require access to a smartphone or tablet to participate in the services. How to Apply + Fill out an application by clicking the “Apply for this job online” button to be considered further What is a Retail Merchandiser? For answers to this question, please visit http://www.lmsvc.com/careers/working-as-a-merchandiser.html. Lawrence Merchandising Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer Posting Title: Part-Time Merchandiser Street: 1200 SOUTHLAND MALL ID: 2018-37120
          Elvis Presley: el fuego abrasador del rock’n’roll      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Los Beatles cambiaron el mundo, pero antes, él cambió a los Beatles. La cadena podría seguir hasta el infinito, pero lo que es indudable es que Elvis fue el primer ídolo «teen», un Rey del Rock ad eternum que se incrustó no sólo en los tímpanos de los adolescentes de los años ‘50, también en su retina. Elvis Presley nació en Tupelo, Misisipi, media hora después que su hermano, que fue alumbrado muerto. Cuando cumplió 6 años, una maestra le escuchó cantar «Old Shep» y le invitó a entrar en el coro y a participar en un concurso regional. No ganó, pero su primera incursión en el escenario le animó a aprender guitarra, y cuando la familia se trasladó a Memphis en 1948, su interés por la música se convirtió en una obsesión. Portada de «Blanco y Negro» dedicada a Elvis Presley - ABC En 1952 ya era un adolescente con tupé de rocker, un joven carismático que además sabía cantar y tocar, siguiendo los pasos de estrellas del country como Hank Snow o Jimmie Rodgers, pero también del gospel y el blues como Sister Rosetta Tharpe o Big Mama Thornton, en un abanico interracial de influencias que le dio alas para llegar a la cima del rock. En agosto de 1953 fue a los estudios Sun Records para grabar un disco para regalárselo a su madre. Allí, el director del sello Sam Philips creyó haber encontrado lo que llevaba años buscando: «Si encontrara a un blanco que tuviera un sonido negro y un sentimiento negro, podría hacer mil millones de dólares». Menos de un año después, Elvis regresaba a Sun Records para registrar «That’s All Right», versión de Arthur Cudrup con la que arrancó su reinado. Sobre los escenarios, el chico de Tupelo era puro instinto animal. Sus movimientos de pelvis, aderezados con los golpes de batería que DJ Fontana había inventado en clubes de striptease, derretían a las chicas, hechizaban a los chicos y escandalizaban a sus padres. En 1956 hizo su primera aparición en la televisión y grabó su primer disco, y en 1958 ya era un héroe nacional. Ese mismo año se alistó para cumplir el servicio militar en Alemania (donde probó por primera vez las anfetaminas), pero cuando volvió en 1960, su mánager el «Coronel» Parker tenía nuevos planes para él, desmarcándolo de la primera línea del rock’n’roll para convertirlo en una estrella de cine. Galería de imágenes Vea la galería completa (10 imágenes) En 1968, poco después de ser padre, decidió poner fin a una década agridulce en lo artístico para volver a centrarse en los escenarios. Pero sus adicciones terminaron destruyendo el mito poco a poco, hasta que el fuego abrasador del rock’n’roll se apagó, una tarde de agosto de 1977.
          Memphis Grizzlies to hold 17th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration Game against the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday, January 21, 2019 at FedExForum      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The NBA today announced that the Memphis Grizzlies will hold their 17th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration Game as the team hosts the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday, January 21, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. CT at FedExForum.
          The founder of a top Silicon Valley startup got interrupted during a board meeting when he showed a slide of 5 new women hires, and it offers a lesson to other companies      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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  • Heidi Roizen, a partner at Silicon Valley venture capital firm DFJ, had to stop a board meeting with cultured meat startup Memphis Meats when the founder showed a slide of five recent hires, all of whom were women.
  • That kind of commitment to inclusion is rare in Silicon Valley
  • At Memphis Meats, more than half of the company's team identify as women; 40% of them are in leadership roles.
  • This article is part of Business Insider's ongoing series on Better Capitalism .

The moment Heidi Roizen knew she'd backed the right startup happened in the middle of a board room meeting. After 20 years working as a venture capitalist, she had never seen a slide like the one presented to her by Uma Valeti, the founder of cultured meat startup Memphis Meats.

Before her were photos of five of the company's most recent hires — all of whom were scientists or managers by training, and all of whom also happened to be women.

"I stopped him right at that moment to tell him I'd never seen a slide like that in my career," Roizen told Business Insider. "And he looked at me like something was wrong, which partially explains why Memphis Meats is such a leader when it comes to diversity."

Based in Silicon Valley, Memphis Meats kicked off with funding from leading biotech hub IndieBio in 2015. Today, it's backed by investors like Bill Gates, Richard Branson, Twitch cofounder Kyle Vogt, and Kimbal Musk (Elon Musk's brother). Two food giants — Tyson Foods and Cargill — are other notable investors.

Like a handful of other enterprising startups in the meat alternative space, Memphis Meats' mission is to grow real meat from animal cells to minimize the environmental waste and ethical problems linked with factory farming.

But unlike the majority of the startup world, more than half of the company's team identify as women; 40% of them are in leadership roles.

The reason that is significant isn't merely because it's novel. It's also a key indicator of the company's core values, Roizen said.

'Great resumes are the price of admission, not the focus of our hiring process'

Memphis Meats is committed to hiring a diverse team of people who hail from a variety of backgrounds, Megan Pittman, Memphis Meats' director of people operations, told Roizen in an interview for a blog post she wrote about the experience.

To do that, they look beyond traditional hiring practices that focus exclusively on things like resumes, which can be biased toward white men because of institutional racism and sexism. For decades, policies like redlining (the process by which banks refuse loans or insurance to people of color because an area is determined to be too financially risky) and immigration practices favoring European countries have limited the resources available to women and people of color.

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Those policies and behaviors also contribute to limiting the amount of money that goes to women and people of color. Last year, all-female startup teams got just 2% of all venture capital investment dollars. Fewer than 1% of American venture capital-backed founders are black.

Instead of sitting down to a traditional interview, hiring managers at Memphis Meats ask all job candidates to begin by giving a 30-minute talk focused on an accomplishment or a topic they're familiar with.

Hiring managers at Memphis do other things that help to make diversity an entrenched part of the process. They all ask one question, for example, when looking for a new hire: "What do we need our next person to bring that our team doesn’t already have?,” Pittman said.

Roizen said it's critical that more startups prioritize inclusion like Memphis Meats did — from the beginning — because not doing so can trap a company in a vicious cycle. 

“If you suddenly wake up one day and you look around the room and it’s all guys, it’s much harder to back things in than to build that gender diversity from the beginning," Roizen said.

Memphis Meats' question about bringing in someone who can speak to a skill or attribute that the company doesn't already have hits this nail on the head. It emphasizes that what the company needs is not more of the same, but instead a variety of perspectives from a variety of backgrounds. The practice has paid off, Pittman said.

"We’ve seen plenty of data showing that companies that hire based on resumes and checkboxes end up with homogenous workforces," said Pittman. "Don’t get me wrong — great resumes and hard skills are requirements at Memphis Meats, but they’re the price of admission and not the focus of our hiring process."

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          Crisis Hotline Counselor - Youth Villages - Nashville, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Memphis, Paris, Dyersburg, Jackson, Nashville, Columbia, Cookeville, Clarksville, Dickson, Chattanooga, Morristown and Knoxville....
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          Re: Overton Square Hotel Slated to Open in 2020      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
What the hell are they teaching architecture students in school these days? This building is hideous.
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          Making a Splash      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Jen Andrews’ office is in the northwest corner of the visitor center at Shelby Farms Park. The office’s huge windows give her an expansive...
          Lack of Young Employees Hurting Construction      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The epidemic diminishing of the construction workforce in a post-recession world is primarily fueled by a sharp decline in the number of young constru...
          Montreal-based investor has contract to purchase One Commerce Square      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A Montreal-based real estate investor is under contract to buy One Commerce Square. The pending sale was revealed in a letter to the Downtown Memphis ...
          Redbirds Roster Changing Again As Cardinals Revamp Outfield      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Another week, another makeover for the Memphis Redbirds’ roster. Nothing new. After the St. Louis Cardinals used the trade deadline to restock a...
          Co-working and Retail Space for Digital Creatives Launches on Main Street      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
What began in 2017 as a Slack messaging channel for digital creatives turned into a limited liability company with the goal of improving Memphis&rsquo...
          1940 Civil Rights Worker Slaying Case Reopened      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
MEMPHIS — More than 78 years after civil rights worker Elbert Williams' body was found in a Tennessee river, a district attorney announced Wedne...
          Tennessee Set to Kill 1st Inmate in Nearly a Decade      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
NASHVILLE (AP) —Tennessee is set to execute its first inmate since 2009 on Thursday evening, barring any last-minute intervention from the U.S. ...
          GOP Congressman from New York Charged with Insider Trading      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
NEW YORK (AP) —Republican U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins of western New York state was arrested Wednesday on charges he fed inside information he...
          Gates, Star Witness Against Manafort, Concludes Testimony      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) —Paul Manafort's protégé wrapped up his testimony Wednesday after implicating the former Trump campaign chair...
          Kansas Democrats Pick Gay, Native American Nominee for Congress      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) —Sharice Davids shattered the mold for a congressional primary winner from ruby red Kansas on Wednesday, becoming the state's ...
          Michigan Attorney to Become 1st Muslim Woman in Congress      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
DETROIT (AP) —An attorney and former Michigan lawmaker is looking ahead to becoming the first Muslim woman elected to Congress. Former state Rep...
          Concern in Arkansas Town Highlights Trade Fears Across U.S.      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (AP) — A Chinese company's announcement two years ago that it would spend more than $1 billion and hire hundreds of workers fo...
          Ebola Vaccinations Begin in Congo's Latest Deadly Outbreak      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Ebola vaccinations began Wednesday in Congo's latest outbreak of the deadly virus that has already claimed at least nine l...
          Red-Hot Voyage to Sun will Bring Us Closer to Our Star      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A red-hot voyage to the sun is going to bring us closer to our star than ever before. NASA's Parker Solar Probe will...
          Large Subdivision Planned In De-annexed Area      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
With plans submitted for a nearly 400-home subdivision, the city of Memphis could be missing out on more tax revenue than it originally anticipated wh...
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Memphis Botanic Garden hosts 30 Thursdays: Cocktails and Canvases Aug. 9, at 6 p.m. at 750 Cherry Road. The Plein Air (outdoor) painting class takes p...
          Home Sales Volume Up 8 Percent From Last July      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The average home sale price for July was $186,292, up 7 percent from July 2017 when the average price was $173,610, according to new data from Chandle...
          Q2 Retail, Office Sales Outpace Last Year      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The number of retail and office property sales in Memphis and Shelby County was up more than 30 percent compared to the second quarter of 2017. Compar...
          Memphis-based TruGreen Lands National Culture Award      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The National Association of Landscape Professionals has awarded Memphis-based TruGreen a Community Partnership Award. TruGreen received the “Com...
          Mrs. Winner’s Could Return to Memphis      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Memphis could soon have a Mrs. Winner’s Chicken and Biscuits restaurant again. The Memphis and Shelby County Office of Planning and Development&...
          ArtUp launches Artivism, a new podcast featuring artists and creatives who work at the intersection of art and social change      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Artivism is a new podcast brought to you by ArtUp, a Memphis based organization with a mission to invest in creative entrepreneurs. Launching today, Artivism highlights the projects, careers, and contributions of artists and change makers both...


          IT Customer Service Technician - Hub Group - Memphis, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Understanding of the businesses supported by Technology Services and the impact of new technologies and systems on that business....
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          Transit Death Spiral Continues      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Transit ridership has been dropping for four years and increased subsidies won’t fix the problem. Data released by the Federal Transit Administration yesterday show that nationwide ridership was 3.1 percent less in June 2018 than it had been in June 2017. Ridership fell for all major modes of transit, including commuter rail (-2.6%), heavy rail (-2.5%), light rail (-3.3%), and buses (-3.8%). 

June 2018 had one fewer work day than June 2017, which may account for part of the ridership decline. But ridership in the first six months of 2018 was 3.0 percent less than the same months of 2017, and again ridership declined for all major modes of transit.

As in previous months, I’ve posted an enhanced spreadsheet that has all of the raw monthly data from the FTA spreadsheet but includes annual totals from 2002 through 2018 in columns GZ through HP, modal totals in rows 2125 through 2131, transit agency totals in rows 2140 through 3139, and urban area totals for the nation’s 200 largest urban areas in rows 3141 through 3340. The same enhancements are included on the “VRM” or vehicle-revenue miles worksheet.

June 30 is the end of the fiscal year for many if not most transit agencies, so now we can compare transit’s 2018 fiscal year performance against 2017 (see columns HU to HW in the spreadsheet). Nationwide ridership in FY 2018 declined 2.7 percent from 2017 and of course it fell for hundreds of transit agencies.

Of the nation’s 50 largest urban areas, June ridership grew in eleven, January through June ridership grew in ten, and fiscal year ridership grew in just six. Seattle is one of the six, having grown by 1.4 percent, the others being Pittsburgh (0.2%), Providence (1.1%), Nashville (3.5%), Hartford (3.3%), and Raleigh (6.1%). Except Seattle, these urban areas have seen declines in other recent years so this increase is not a great victory and probably won’t be sustained for long in the future. 

As I’ve noted elsewhere, Seattle has enjoyed steady growth in transit ridership not because it built light rail but because it has increased downtown jobs from 216,000 in 2010 to 292,000 in 2017. Downtown jobs are the key to transit ridership because most transit agencies run hub-and-spoke systems focused on central city downtowns. But replicating Seattle’s downtown growth is impossible in most regions, as all but six American cities have far fewer downtown jobs; nor would most people agree to accept the costs Seattle is paying in terms of subsidies to new employers, traffic congestion, and high housing prices resulting from land-use restrictions that prevent jobs and housing from moving to the suburbs.

Fiscal year ridership declines in many urban areas were larger than the increases in the few regions where ridership grew. The worst were Charlotte (-15.1%), Cleveland (-11.7%), Miami (-10.3%), St. Louis (-8.2%), Memphis (-7.7%), Jacksonville (-7.0%), Baltimore (-6.6%), Richmond (-6.6%), Philadelphia (-6.5%), Cincinnati (-6.2%), Virginia Beach (-6.1%), Dallas-Ft. Worth (-5.9%), Phoenix (-5.6%), and Boston (-5.2%). This is in addition to significant declines in all of these urban areas between 2014 and 2017.

Officials at the Charlotte Area Transit System must be proud that the light-rail expansion they opened in March led to a 65 percent increase in June light-rail ridership over June 2017. Yet this was a hollow victory as the agency lost 36,000 more bus riders than it gained in rail riders.

Transit agencies get about a third of their operating funds from fare revenues, and the decline in ridership has forced many to reduce service. The vehicle-revenue miles page shows that nationwide transit service declined by 5.1 percent in June 2018 vs. 2017. While some people blame the ridership declines on the service reductions, at least one study says it is the other way around: service has declined because riders abandoned transit, forcing agencies to cut back on spending.

Transit ridership has declined in many urban areas despite increasing service. Among many others, Phoenix increased 2018 service by 11.0 percent yet lost 5.6 percent of its riders; San Jose increased service by 3.1 percent but lost 4.2 percent of its riders; Indianapolis increased service by 4.3 percent yet lost 3.9 percent of its riders; Austin increased service by 6.5 percent yet lost 1.1 percent of its riders.

It appears that ride hailing is the principal factor in ridership declines. A recent study estimates that ride hailing grew by 710 million trips in 2017. If just 36 percent of those trips were people who would otherwise would have taken transit, then ride hailing is responsible for all of the decline in 2017. Declining ridership leads to service reductions, which results in more ridership declines, producing a death spiral of revenue shortfalls followed by service reductions followed by more revenue shortfalls.

Some cities are supplementing transit revenues by taxing ride-hailing companies, which I’ve noted elsewhere is a little like taxing word processors to protect the typewriter industry or pocket calculators to protect the slide rule industry. At least one city is looking at taxing marijuana to subsidize transit.

It doesn’t really matter. The decline in transit ridership is beyond the control of transit agencies, and increasing subsidies to what is already the nation’s most-heavily-subsidized form of transportation won’t make much difference. The only question is when will appropriators realize that it is pointless to continue subsidizing a dying industry and start winding down those subsidies.


          Front Desk Receptionist/Administrative Assistant - Team Auto LLC dba Auto Universe - Memphis, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
We are committed to providing *quality pre-owned luxury vehicles at the right price, with a hassle-free no-pressure car buying experience*.... $10 - $12 an hour
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          Legal Assistant/Receptionist - The Childress Firm, PLLC - Memphis, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Full-time Legal Assistant/Receptionist with 3+ years legal experience needed for growing small Bartlett law office. Duties will include answering phones,...
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          Administrative Assistant I - Rhodes College - Memphis, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
We aspire to graduate students with a lifelong passion for learning, a compassion for others, and the ability to translate academic study and personal concern...
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          Receptionist - Morgan & Morgan - Memphis, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Maintain a tidy receptionist area free of debris, trash and spills. Operate telephone switchboard to answer, screen and forward calls, providing information....
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          Receptionist - Part Time/Weekends - SHC of Memphis - Signature HealthCARE LLC - Memphis, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Each pillar has its own staff and initiatives, ensuring that our unique culture permeates the entire organization....
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          Office Services Associate / Receptionist - C&W Services - Memphis, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
C&W Services is one of the largest facility services companies in the USA & Canada with a 65-year history of helping clients drive down operating expenses,...
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          Executive Assistant - LifeLinc Anesthesia - Memphis, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Provide superior administrative support by handling information requests and performing clerical duties such as preparing correspondence, receiving visitors,...
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          Receptionist - Artisent Floors - Memphis, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Artisent Floors is a fast growing, full service flooring company, and we’re looking for the right people to join our team....
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          Receptionist - Millennia Housing Management - Memphis, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The receptionist must have the ability to professionally answer a multi-line phone system, multi-task in an extremely fast paced environment, the ability to...
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          Leasing Consultant - BG Staffing - BG Multifamily - Memphis, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Currently looking for experienced Leasing Specialists to fill openings in the apartment industry. Have a strong work ethic with reliability and dependability.... $9 - $10 an hour
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          Dental Assistant (Part-Time) - Community Heath Care Organization - Memphis, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Dental Assistants also carry out chair-side and receptionist duties. Company paid life insurance, voluntary disability insurance and a rich paid time off...
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          Receptionist (Cordova) - Bunzl - Memphis, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
We seek to recruit and retain the right people who are passionate about our business and we provide opportunities for our employees so that they may progress...
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          Dental Receptionist/Front Desk - American Dental Staffing - Memphis, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Receptionist protect patients rights by maintaining confidentiality of personal and financial information....
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          Certified Medical/Health Assistant (CMA/HCA) - Planned Parenthood Tennessee & North Mississippi - Memphis, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Motive Power Service Manager - EnerSys Delaware Inc. - Memphis, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Office Services Associate / Receptionist - C&W Services - Memphis, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Copier/fax/FedEx/postage machine knowledge. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and Outlook or Lotus Notes....
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          (Memphis) Kahr CW9 9mm - Offer      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Memphis Wants Move To A Bigger Club      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Olympique Lyon winger, Memphis Depay has revealed his desire to play for a bigger club. The Netherlands international joined the Ligue 1 club from United in January 2017 and enjoyed a successful 2017/18 season, scoring 19 goals in 36 matches. Memphis’ performance last season has attracted interest from big clubs in Europe, with AC Milan […]

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Olympique Lyon winger, Memphis Depay has revealed his desire to play for a bigger club. The Netherlands international joined the Ligue 1 club from United in January 2017 and enjoyed a successful 2017/18 season, scoring 19 goals in 36 matches. Memphis’ performance last season has attracted interest from big clubs in Europe, with AC Milan […]

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          RMC : 08/08 - Le Top de l'Afterfoot : Memphis Depay a-t-il manqué de respect à Lyon ?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Once upon a Hollywood, there was a hell of a stuntman. Hal Needham      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The son of sharecroppers, Needham was born in Memphis, Tenn., in 1931, and spent most of his childhood so deep in the Ozarks that, as he liked to joke, "You had to pump the sunshine to us." Dropping out of school after eighth grade, he worked as a tree trimmer in St. Louis before joining the Army's 82nd Airborne Division in 1951. When he left the service he headed west with three pairs of jeans, six T-shirts, a buddy and no particular plan.


The Bud Rocket... it did run on Muroc and Bonneville, it was fast, and Hal Needham owned it.

Needham didn't drive the Bud Rocket though, Stan Barret did, and Barret was Paul Newman's stunt double, and was sparring with Bruce Lee. He also was on the Dean Martin Roast of Ronald Reagan, and since Needham was friends with Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis, they starred in the movie Cannonball Run, which we'll get to at the bottom of this post.

His run was witnessed by some famous people who knew about speed... Chuck Yeager, Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins, and William J. "Pete" Knight, who, to this day holds the all-time speed record for level flight, when he flew an X-15 at Mach 6.7.






Unfortunately, there is no accurate or verifiable way to know what speed it ran. But that's what you get with publicity stunts vs real hardcore attempts at landspeed records. There was no FIA, no SCTA, etc etc to get an accurate high speed, average speed, and they didn't turn around for a return run to get a both ways required run for the international record. But, they really didn't care about all the hoopla. They made money, got rich, caused a hell of a media splash.. and didn't have to hire Evel Knievel.

But there once was a time in America when crazy guys built these land speed rockets in their garages. Not warehouses, not military testing facilities, but in their garages. That's where Breedlove built his Spirit of America. https://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2010/03/lots-of-cool-photos-over-at-hamb-heres.html

Paul Newman climbing into the Budweiser Rocket at Bonneville, Newman was responsible for putting together the relationship for Budweiser to be the lead sponsor.

After 9 runs at Bonneville, the Budweiser Rocket kept digging into the unstable salt surface which presented a serious safety issue, and Chuck Yeager interceded and got them permission from the Air Force to run at Muroc, now part of Edwards AFB.


It wasn't Needham's 1st land speed vehicle though, the SMI Motivator was. You've probably never heard of that, because it never accomplished anything.

During 1976 Needham tested the Budweiser/SMI Motivator –sponsored vehicle in excess of 600 mph on a huge dry lake located in Oregon. So... credit him that, and give him 2 of those ballcaps that celebrate breaking the 300 mph barrier... or a 400 and a 200. I just don't thing they ever made a 600 mph hat, as only a couple people have ever, or will ever go faster on wheels.

The `SMI Motivator' was made available to two drivers:  Needham and the wife of his partner Duffy Hambleton. Kitty O'Neil was a 28-year-old Irish and Cherokee woman from Texas, who was to drive the 'Motivator' to a new women's record, while Hal went for the speed of sound.

Nothing but a publicity gambit.

Needham's sponsor had paid out more than $75,000 to get him the drive, but after a high-speed foray on Mud Lane at Tonopah in Nevada, he run out of lake and into the sage brush on the surrounding desert, vowing never to drive the car again. (I've never heard of a dry lake near Tonopah, and the internet turned up no info)

Lets face it, no one even tries, and if they wanted to, Bonneville probably can't support that if everything I've heard about the condition of the salt is correct.


In May 1977, his movie directorial debut was released... and Smokey and the Bandit which cost 12 million reaped tenfold that amount in less than 6 months. And that was the summer all movies had to compete with Star Wars for ticket sales, which had been released 2 days earlier than Smokey.

Burt Reynolds became the highest paid actor in cinema history up to that point, for this movie, making five million dollars for four weeks work.
Roger Moore never drove an Aston Martin in the Bond movies, but he drove a DB5 in Smokey.
The Ferrari 308 used in the movie belonged to Director Hal Needham.
Ron Rice, owner of Hawaiian Tropic, loaned his black Lamborghini to his buddies Burt Reynolds and Hal Needham.
The moustache worn by Burt Reynolds in this movie was subsequently auctioned for the charity, UNICEF. The auction was held in Geneva, Switzerland, and the winning bid was twenty-five thousand dollars from Freddie Mercury
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082136/trivia

And that's when Needham might be considered to have created redneck buddy movies. He directed, Burt Reynolds drove, and everyone was happy.  He created movies with fast cars, car stunts, bar fights, country music and devil-may-care men who’d do anything for a buddy, and for a good time.

Just in time for Dukes of Hazard to catch the wave and ride it to CBS in Jan 1979. It was based on a 1975 movie, Moonrunners, which was identical in every way to the tv show, just not as cute and funny.

The movie was narrated by Waylon Jennings who introduces and comments on the story of cousins, who run moonshine for their widower uncle Jesse who knows the Bible better than the local preacher. He makes liquor, according to his "granddaddy's granddaddy's" recipe, in stills named Molly and Beulah.  In the opening, one of the cousins is in the county jail for a bar fight at the Boar's Nest. So, you can see, it's a movie version of the tv show, with a couple character names changed. There's a Cooter, and a county boss bad guy who owns the Boar's Nest and the local brothel. He sells moonshine to yankees. To get at Jesse’s supply, Sheriff Rosco Coltrane harasses the cousins who use bow and arrows because they are on probabtion and can't own guns. There's the whole Dukes of Hazard County in a nutshell.

Anyway.... getting back to Hal Needham.

He was a paratrooper in the Army. No wonder he got a job in Hollywood as a stuntman

As the highest paid stuntman in the world, Hal Needham broke 56 bones, his back twice, punctured a lung and knocked out a few teeth. His career has included work on 4500 television episodes and 310 feature films as a stuntman, stunt coordinator, 2nd unit director and ultimately, director.

Needham wrecked hundreds of cars, fell from tall buildings, got blown up, was dragged by horses, rescued the cast and crew from a Russian invasion in Czechoslovakia, set a world record for a boat stunt on Gator (1976), jumped a rocket powered pick-up truck across a canal for a GM commercial and was the first human to test the car airbag.

He wrote Cannonball Run II, Stroker Ace, Smokey and the Bandit one and two
In addition, he directed Smokey and the Bandit one and two, Cannonball Run one and two, Hooper, Stroker Ace, and others that really aren't important or impressive.

Jackie Chan makes one of his first U.S. film appearance in Cannonball Run, and inspired by Hal Needham's notion of including bloopers during the closing credits, Chan began a tradition of doing the same in most of his movies.

The ambulance used in the movie, is the actual ambulance that Hal Needham and Brock Yates souped up and raced in the real Cannonball Run. It had been upgraded with a hemi, and topped out at 145 mph, and was equipped with 4 gas tanks, and 4 filler holes, so that the max ninety gallons could be pumped quickly from one gas station island. Needham and Yates didn't win the race (the transmission blew in Palm Springs, California) so Needham kept it in storage for several years, until the time came to make this film.






Stan Barret related the true story about how he was the stunt double for Burt Reynolds on the movie Hooper and  loaned Burt his Rolex to wear in the movie as Burt played the role of Hal, and they kept passing it back and forth as Stan wore it in the stunt scenes and Burt wore it in the regular scenes. The action movie Hooper was loosely based upon his and Hal Needham's careers as stuntmen.


He invented and introduced to the film industry, the air ram, air bag, the car cannon turnover, the nitrogen ratchet, the jerk-off ratchet, rocket power and The Shotmaker Camera Car to make stunts safer and yet more spectacular at the same time.  He also directed the 1980's hit BMX movie Rad.

Needham co-owned a NASCAR race team and was the first team owner to use telemetry technology.

In February 1981 Needham and Burt Reynolds debuted their Skoal Bandit Racing team at the Daytona 500. They intended to run 19 races with (previously featured at the beginning of this article) Stan Barrett at the wheel.  The Skoal-Bandit race team was one of the most popular NASCAR teams ever - second only to that of Richard Petty

After running the Bud Rocket and using real time telemetry, Needham decided to employ it on his stock car. With permission from Bill France, it was installed in the car for the Talladega race. Every other team in the pits had a fit because they were getting real time updates in the pits from the car on exactly what was going on. It was the only time France allowed it.

Journeyman driver Harry Gant was enlisted to assist crew chief Travis Carter in setting up the car for Barrett.  After Gant, driving for another team, finished second to Cale Yarborough at the Atlanta race, Needham approached Gant about driving a second car for the team.


Gant's first start for the team came a month later at Darlington and he finished second. Halfway through the year Barrett was gone and the team now competed fulltime on the NASCAR circuit. After five more runner-up finishes, Gant broke through and won his first race at Martinsville in April 1982.

After 17 years of racing, most of them in NASCAR's lesser divisions, Gant was a star and his fans that cheered him on the short tracks had a Winston Cup hero. Gant won eight more races and finished in the top-five in points four times before Needham bowed out of the sport after the 1988 season.

Gant credits Needham with being a major force in changing the face of stock car racing. "Hal was the first to dress the crew in matching embroidered uniforms. He had a big hauler with the car painted on it. He brought people from Hollywood to the races. He even had cheerleaders in the pits once."


In 2012, Needham received a Governor's Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The academy, which gives no Oscars for stunt work, cited Needham as "an innovator, mentor and master technician who elevated his craft to an art and made the impossible look easy."

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0624102/?ref_=nmbio_bio_nm
http://www.gregwapling.com/hotrod/land-speed-racing-history/land-speed-racing-smi-motivator.html
http://www.bluebird-electric.net/budweiser_rocket_car.htm
http://www.rolexmagazine.com/2016/07/stan-barrett-worlds-first-supersonic.html
http://articles.latimes.com/2013/oct/25/local/la-me-hal-needham-20131026
https://www.motorsport.com/us/nascar-cup/news/skoal-racing-at-atlanta-the-end-of-the-trail/1781530/
https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/archive/article/january-1998/51/been-there-done

          Smoke Ring – Nothin’ Comes Easy 2015      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Their association with Memphis musicians Dickie Lee and Rufus Thomas, led them to Memphis at the legendary Sun Record Studio (Sam Phillips' studio which had released records by Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, Charlie Rich, Rufus Thomas and Dickie Lee among others.) 01. Blink of an Eye 02. Storylines 03. Inside Man […]

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          (USA-TN-Memphis) Open House      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
OPEN HOUSE When: Thursday August 16th, 2018 from 9:00AM - 3:00PM Where: 2520 Rental RD, Memphis, TN 38118 Avis Budget Group is an action-packed, high energy workplace where things move forward every day. We are a global leader in the travel services industry operating two of the most recognized brands in the vehicle rental business. We are customer-led, service-driven, and offer a friendly and collaborative work environment. We’re committed to connecting customers in moments that matter and are excited you share our passion for putting the customer first and providing top-notch service. Avis Budget Group offers complete support with a true commitment to you and your career by providing the tools, knowledge, training, motivation, and opportunities to grow. We recognize and reward all employees at all levels and across all functions for a job well done. Positions Available: Customer Service Representatives Drivers Rental Sales Agents Service Agents (Car Washers) !!FLEXIBLE SCHEDULES, PART-TIME / FULL TIME, NIGHTS & WEEKENDS AVAILABLE!! !!WALK IN TODAY, WE HIRE IMMEDIATELY!! Compensation & Benefits: + Competitive pay + Medical, Dental, Vision & 401K + Full training to learn the business and enhance your professional skills + Paid vacations, car rental discounts & much more! If you're motivated and dependable with a proven track record of success in a customer care environment, then we can put your career on the map. A valid driver's license is required for all positions. Drug screening and a background check are a part of our hiring process. IT'S EXCITING being on the fast track to career success. Get your GO on! Avis Budget is an EO employer – M/F/Vets/Disabled The information listed in this advertisement describes the general nature and level of this position only. Essential functions and responsibilities may change as business needs require. Your response to this ad may result in your being considered for employment with an affiliated company of Avis Budget Group, the publicly traded parent company of Avis Budget Car Rental, LLC and its subsidiaries. This advertisement does not constitute a promise or guarantee of employment.
          (USA-TN-Memphis) Patient Care Advocate - Accredo      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
**POSITION SUMMARY** Handle customer service inquiries from members, providers, physicians and internal and external clients related to pharmacy benefits\. Work to research and resolve problems in a timely manner\. Assist members in understanding and maximizing the use of their pharmacy distribution program\. Use computerized system to gather information and respond to questions\. Document issues and resolutions in a common database\. Escalate issues as necessary\. **ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS** + Handle inbound and outbound member, provider and physician calls\. + Answer questions related to pharmacy benefits, while maintaining productivity standards and performance guarantees where applicable\. + Work with other operational departments to research and resolve mail order and claims issues and respond to members within performance agreement guidelines\. + Maintain accurate and complete documentation of all inquiries in order to continuously improve the customer service process and reduce potential legal concerns\. + Identify and escalate in a prudent manner, concerns received from patients and/or clients so that corrective action can be pursued and expedited to take care of their needs\. + Responsible for good housekeeping techniques, adhering to quality and production standards while complying with all applicable company, state and federal safety\. + Other duties as needed\. **QUALIFICATIONS** + High school diploma or equivalent and up to 1 year of relevant working experience\. + 1 year of relevant experience\. + General PC knowledge including Microsoft Office and Internet\. + Excellent verbal presentation and communication skills\. + Ability to handle challenging customers in a professional manner\. + Ability to adapt in a dynamic work environment\. + Learns quickly, solve problems and make decisions\. + Willingness to work a flexible schedule for peak call times\. **ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT** Through the range of healthcare products and services Accredo offers, team members provide in\-depth care for patients with chronic health conditions like hemophilia, oncology, rheumatoid arthritis and growth hormone deficiencies\. In addition to the wide range of healthcare products offered to these patients, we provide comprehensive management services, including outcomes measurement, counseling, clinical care management programs, social services and reimbursement services\. In these very high\-touch roles, employees leave every day knowing they made a positive impact on patient lives\. **ABOUT EXPRESS SCRIPTS** Advance your career with the company that makes it easier for people to choose better health\. Express Scripts is a leading healthcare company serving tens of millions of consumers\. We are looking for individuals who are passionate, creative and committed to creating systems and service solutions that promote better health outcomes\. Join the company that Fortune magazine ranked as one of the "Most Admired Companies" in the pharmacy category\. Then, use your intelligence, creativity, integrity and hard work to help us enhance our products and services\. We offer a highly competitive base salary and a comprehensive benefits program, including medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, 401\(k\) with company match, life insurance, paid time off, tuition assistance and an employee stock purchase plan\. Express Scripts is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce\. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class\. Applicants must be able to pass a drug test and background investigation\. Express Scripts is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor\.
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Last month, Women of Hope welcomed Jackie, a new Program Assistant, to our Memphis office! We asked her a few questions about herself to help you get to know her. Continue reading to hear more about God’s work in her life that led her to Women of Hope! Jackie, welcome to Women of Hope! WeRead More
          Robotic exoskeleton takes center stage at Baptist facility      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
In quasi-futuristic action movies, robotic exoskeletons help the good guys jump higher, run faster and punch harder. But, in real-life Memphis, their goal is much more powerful. They're being used to help stroke victims and patients with spinal cord injuries walk again. Baptist Memorial Rehabilitation Hospital is the first health care facility in Tennessee to offer the EksoGT robotic exoskeleton. It has been using the technology for the past few months. "We have patie nts who are little ladies… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)

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AR-West Memphis, We are an industry leader and we’re growing quickly. Bring your Heavy-Duty Truck Mechanic experience to our newest operation. Ask about our sign on bonus. Competitive Hourly Pay - Paid Weekly Major Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription & Life Insurance Company Matched 401K Paid Vacations and Holidays Advancement Opportunities ASE Certification Reimbursement and Bonus Payout for each Certification
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AR-West Memphis, At Transport America, we value our mechanics and are committed to investing in you by offering the following benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Life Insurance, 401k Matching Referral Rewards Program Hourly pay/no flat rate Overtime paid time and a half for any hours worked over 40 per week Holiday pay Vacation and Personal Days Education reimbursements and ASE certification reimburseme
          Mercato OL : Memphis Depay annonce qu'il souhaite rejoindre un plus grand club      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Bien qu'il se sente bien à Lyon, Memphis Depay a laissé entendre qu'il ne souhaitait pas s'éterniser à l'OL. En effet en marge de la rencontre opposant l'Olympique Lyonnais à Chelsea, l'attaquant Néerlandais a déclaré au micro de BeIN Sports vouloir rejoindre un plus grand club.


          Sports Tuning In for Thursday, August 9      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Compiled By: Todd Schoenthaler Staff Writer tschoenthaler@Oklahoman.com

August 9 tuning in

THURSDAY

LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES

10 a.m.--Midwest Regional--ESPN (Cox 29)

Noon--New England Regional--ESPN (Cox 29)

2 p.m.--Northwest Regional--ESPN (Cox 29)

4 p.m.--Great Lakes Regional--ESPN (Cox 29)

6 p.m.--Mid-Atlantic Regional--ESPN (Cox 29)

8 p.m.--West Regional--ESPN (Cox 29)

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

7:05 p.m.--Memphis at Oklahoma City--KGHM-AM 1340

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Noon--Minnesota at Cleveland--MLBN (Cox 264)

6 p.m.--Texas at N.Y. Yankees--FSOK (Cox 37)

7:30 p.m.--L.A. Dodgers at Colorado--MLBN (Cox 264)/KTOK-AM 1000

10 p.m.--Pittsburgh at San Francisco--MLBN (Cox 264) JIP

NFL PRESEASON

6 p.m.--Cleveland at N.Y. Giants--NFLNET (Cox 252)

6 p.m.--Houston at Kansas City--KINB-FM 105.3

9 p.m.--Dallas at San Francisco--NFLNET (Cox 252)

GOLF

1 p.m.--PGA Championship--TNT (Cox 31)

3 p.m.--U.S. Women's Amateur--FS1 (Cox 67)

TENNIS

10 a.m.--Rogers Cup--TENNIS (Cox 266)

11:30 a.m.--Rogers Cup--ESPN2 (Cox 28)

CANADIAN FOOTBALL

9 p.m.--Edmonton at British Columbia--ESPN2 (Cox 28)

WNBA

10:30 a.m.--Seattle at Washington--NBATV (Cox 256)

6 p.m.--Los Angeles at Atlanta--NBATV (Cox 256)

9 p.m.--Minnesota at Las Vegas--NBATV (Cox 256)

BASKETBALL

6 p.m.--San Lorenzo de Almagro vs.

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          Front Desk Receptionist/Administrative Assistant - Team Auto LLC dba Auto Universe - Memphis, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
We are committed to providing *quality pre-owned luxury vehicles at the right price, with a hassle-free no-pressure car buying experience*.... $10 - $12 an hour
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          Legal Assistant/Receptionist - The Childress Firm, PLLC - Memphis, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Full-time Legal Assistant/Receptionist with 3+ years legal experience needed for growing small Bartlett law office. Duties will include answering phones,...
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          Administrative Assistant I - Rhodes College - Memphis, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
We aspire to graduate students with a lifelong passion for learning, a compassion for others, and the ability to translate academic study and personal concern...
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          Receptionist - Morgan & Morgan - Memphis, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Maintain a tidy receptionist area free of debris, trash and spills. Operate telephone switchboard to answer, screen and forward calls, providing information....
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          Receptionist - Part Time/Weekends - SHC of Memphis - Signature HealthCARE LLC - Memphis, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Each pillar has its own staff and initiatives, ensuring that our unique culture permeates the entire organization....
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          Office Services Associate / Receptionist - C&W Services - Memphis, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
C&W Services is one of the largest facility services companies in the USA & Canada with a 65-year history of helping clients drive down operating expenses,...
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          Executive Assistant - LifeLinc Anesthesia - Memphis, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Provide superior administrative support by handling information requests and performing clerical duties such as preparing correspondence, receiving visitors,...
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          Receptionist - Artisent Floors - Memphis, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Artisent Floors is a fast growing, full service flooring company, and we’re looking for the right people to join our team....
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          Receptionist - Millennia Housing Management - Memphis, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The receptionist must have the ability to professionally answer a multi-line phone system, multi-task in an extremely fast paced environment, the ability to...
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          Leasing Consultant - BG Staffing - BG Multifamily - Memphis, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Currently looking for experienced Leasing Specialists to fill openings in the apartment industry. Have a strong work ethic with reliability and dependability.... $9 - $10 an hour
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          Dental Assistant (Part-Time) - Community Heath Care Organization - Memphis, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Dental Assistants also carry out chair-side and receptionist duties. Company paid life insurance, voluntary disability insurance and a rich paid time off...
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          Receptionist (Cordova) - Bunzl - Memphis, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
We seek to recruit and retain the right people who are passionate about our business and we provide opportunities for our employees so that they may progress...
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O guitarrista Vinnie Vincent entrou com dois pedidos de registro de patente na United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) para obter direito sobre a marca "Vinnie Vincent's Kiss". Caso garantido, o músico poderá utilizar a expressão para serviços de entretenimento em geral, como shows e lançamentos de discos.

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O pedido feito por Vinnie Vincent chama a atenção, tendo em vista que o guitarrista já sofreu sucessivas derrotas para sua ex-banda, o Kiss, na justiça. O músico, que integrou o grupo entre 1982 e 1984, tentou obter pagamentos de royalties pelo disco "Lick It Up" (1983) e, posteriormente, por suas composições no álbum "Revenge" (1992), mas foi derrotado por Gene Simmons e Paul Stanley, líderes do quarteto mascarado. Mais recentemente, Vincent decretou falência com o intuito de não pagar os mais de US$ 81 mil que devia aos ex-colegas, mas a apelação foi negada.

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Semanas atrás, Vinnie Vincent anunciou que fará seu primeiro show em 30 anos. A apresentação, acústica, será no próximo dia 7 de dezembro, em um salão de Graceland (a mansão de Elvis Presley), em Memphis, nos Estados Unidos. O evento contará com a participação do vocalista Robert Fleischmann (ex-Vinnie Vincent Invasion).

Vinnie Vincent não faz um show próprio desde 1988, quando o Vinnie Vincent Invasion chegou ao fim. O músico fez participações em Kiss Expos, eventos ligados à sua ex-banda, na década de 1990, mas tocava apenas algumas músicas. No início deste ano, ele participou da Atlanta Kiss Expo, sendo sua primeira aparição pública desde os anos 90, e também esteve em uma performance solo de Gene Simmons, que promovia o box set "The Vault".

Aparentemente, Vincent almeja retomar suas atividades na música e, para isso, pode estar de olho em alguma marca relacionada ao Kiss.

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Why Medicaid enrollment has dropped by almost 60,000 people in 18 months.

Last September, a few months after she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, Kyla Brakebill's insurance coverage was canceled by the Arkansas Department of Human Services. Almost a year later, she remains uninsured.

Brakebill, 43, first began having headaches and dizzy spells in November 2016. After an especially intense episode, she was taken to the emergency room at Baptist Health Medical Center in North Little Rock, where a doctor ordered a series of tests. "She thought at first I might have had a stroke, because she tested that," Brakebill said in an interview. "They were going to see about an aneurysm, but that came back negative. ... After my MRI, she came in and said, 'I can tell you don't have this, this or that, but I'm worried.' " The doctor told Brakebill the scan showed "that my brain was like the brain of a 64-year-old woman."

Frightening as the news was, Brakebill thought she at least wouldn't have to worry about paying for medical care: She was on Arkansas Works, the state's Medicaid-funded insurance program for low-income adults established under the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. (Arkansas Works is also sometimes called "Medicaid expansion" or "the private option.") Like most on the program, her policy was provided through a private carrier, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield. "It covered everything, and that was great," Brakebill said. The hospital helped her find a primary care doctor, who gave her a probable MS diagnosis and sent her to a neurologist, who in turn scheduled Brakebill for another round of brain scans.

Brakebill never had the scans performed. Late last summer, while taking out the trash at her house, she lost her balance on a rough patch of earth at the edge of the carport. "All of my weight went on my right big toe, and I broke my toe," she recalled. "And when that happened, my body swung around and my mouth hit the post that holds the carport up and knocked one of my front teeth out. It was horrible." A dentist prescribed antibiotics to stave off an infection, and shortly thereafter, Brakebill attempted to fill it.

"I was in Memphis for work and my mouth was hurt really bad," she said. "I get to Walgreens and I find out they won't fill my prescription because my insurance had ended." Baffled, she called Blue Cross and DHS as soon as she returned home. "After a million phone calls and finally getting to talk to someone, they said it was because I didn't send a change of address."

Brakebill had recently lost her home to a foreclosure and had moved several times. However, she had filled out a change of address form at the post office and had her mail forwarded to a P.O. box. She had no idea, she said, that DHS required beneficiaries to directly notify the agency of any physical address change. And because her insurance was provided through Blue Cross rather than directly through the state — a feature born of Arkansas's unusual privatized approach to Medicaid expansion — she wasn't used to communicating with DHS about her coverage. "I never had another conversation with DHS about insurance after that initial application," she said.

DHS requires beneficiaries to notify it of any address change within 10 days of a move, agency spokeswoman Amy Webb said. If mail sent to a beneficiary is returned to DHS and the agency hasn't received notification of an address change, it will close that person's case.

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Over the past 18 months, Arkansas Works enrollment decreased by almost 60,000 people, DHS numbers show. Enrollment peaked near 330,000 sometime in January 2017. By July 1 of this year, it had fallen to 271,000 — a 15 percent drop.

The state is shedding beneficiaries at a faster rate than any other state that chose to expand Medicaid, according to data from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Arkansas saw a 6 percent decline in its overall Medicaid enrollment between January 2017 and May 2018. The shrinking Arkansas Works program evidently accounted for most of the drop. (The CMS data combines the expansion population and the larger, more expensive "traditional" Medicaid population, which includes children on ARKids, elderly people, disabled people and other groups.) Only three non-expansion states — Texas, Idaho and Tennessee — saw a larger percentage decrease in Medicaid overall.

Arkansas has lately come under national scrutiny for its new work requirement for some Arkansas Works enrollees, with many health researchers and advocates warning the policy could lead to thousands losing coverage. Yet little attention has been paid to the steady monthly reduction in Medicaid enrollment figures predating the work requirement, which began in June. The work rule won't trigger terminations of coverage until September at the earliest. That means the almost 60,000 people pared from Arkansas Works over the last year and a half dropped away for other reasons.

Governor Hutchinson has given two explanations. The first is a strong economy. Because Medicaid expansion is open only to those whose incomes fall below 138 percent of the federal poverty line (in 2018, that's $16,753 for an individual or $34,638 for a family of four), getting a better job often makes a beneficiary ineligible for Arkansas Works. He or she might then gain insurance through an employer — or, if that's not an option, purchase a plan on the individual marketplace with the help of a federal subsidy.

Though such coverage would likely cost more than Arkansas Works (which costs little to nothing for beneficiaries), more people moving up the income ladder would be clearly positive news.

"I would emphasize that this is not a change in services," Hutchinson said at a recent session with the press at which he touted savings in the Medicaid budget. "This is simply the result of people that are working. ... If they got a better job and they just don't bother telling us about it, and they no longer qualify, that's a good thing, because nobody's losing services. It's just that they no longer qualify and we're not wasting our taxpayers' money. If it's because their spouse got insurance and they no longer need Arkansas Works, then that's a good thing as well."

Jennifer Wagner, a senior policy analyst at the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, a liberal-leaning think tank in Washington, D.C., said the picture was more complicated.

"I'm sure some portion is attributable to the improving economy," Wagner said. "The thing that we tend to see, though, is that even when people are able to find employment, often their income does not go up high enough to make them no longer eligible. And often the low-wage work they get does not include health insurance. As we know, a lot of people on Medicaid are working families — they're just not making enough [money] and they're not getting employer-sponsored insurance. So, I wouldn't assume that all drop-off is because of that."

The fact that Arkansas's 18-month decline in Medicaid enrollment outpaced most other states also suggests there's more at play than economic factors. Arkansas's unemployment rate is low, but so are those of other states that haven't seen a similarly steep dip in Medicaid rolls. And while Medicaid enrollment has fallen fairly steadily from January 2017 to June 2018, the unemployment rate over that period ticked slightly upward, from 3.7 percent to 3.8 percent. The Arkansas jobless rate in June ranked 21st in the nation, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.

In July, DHS released a graph breaking down the reasons behind the approximately 14,000 Arkansas Works case closures the previous month. Only 11 percent of the cases closed in June were attributed to an increase in household income. However, Wagner said that figure likely understates the percentage of people who left the program because of rising wages. Many beneficiaries who no longer need Arkansas Works may simply stop corresponding with DHS, rather than contacting the agency to explicitly request closure.


The governor's second explanation for the reduced enrollment is an improved effort at DHS to "scrub" the Medicaid rolls by removing people who are no longer eligible. That includes many situations: individuals who are making too much money, who have moved out of state, who are incarcerated, who have turned 65 (and are therefore receiving Medicare) or who are dead. But it also includes many people such as Kyla Brakebill, who lost coverage because of a problem communicating with DHS.

DHS figures suggest that changes of address and communications issues are a major reason for coverage losses. Sixty percent of cases closed in June were terminated for one of two reasons: "failed to return requested information" or "unable to locate client or moved out-of-state."

The latter category includes cases in which DHS receives any piece of returned mail, agency spokeswoman Webb said in an email. Webb said the agency couldn't distinguish between clients who moved out of state and those who moved within the state.

Wagner, who studies Medicaid policy across the country, said the DHS approach to returned mail was "a very aggressive stance for the state to take."

It's not uncommon, she said, for Medicaid recipients in all states to lose coverage at "recertification," the annual update of personal information mandated for every beneficiary. "People are often sent a letter and are required to send that back. They may also be required to send additional verification, like pay stubs," Wagner said. "No matter what, there's going to be some degree of fall-off at recertification."

In Arkansas, though, any returned mail — not just at recertification — automatically triggers a closure. That creates more opportunities for a beneficiary to lose coverage. Mary Franklin, director of DHS' Division of County Operations, wrote in an email that "if the information is not returned by the deadline, the case is closed. Many of these closures are automated, and there is an extra 5 days built in to our automated process to make sure that any information that is received has been logged into the system."

Wagner said, "I don't know that other states would necessarily take action to close a case just because of returned mail.That's concerning, especially because this population often moves a lot ... staying with friends or family or things like that. So that's kind of a lot to expect — for it to be constantly updated." The state could take more proactive steps to find a beneficiary, Wagner added, such as cross-checking with the postal service's National Change of Address system. Franklin said DHS does not check that database before closing a case.

"Federal regulations do require Medicaid recipients to report changes that affect eligibility," Wagner acknowledged, "and I'm sure Arkansas could make an argument that they don't know if someone has moved out of state if they didn't report an address change. But that is an aggressive stance, and I wonder how frequently mailings are going out over the year."

In fact, DHS has been sending out frequent mailings to many Arkansas Works recipients to inform them of the new work requirement. Webb said DHS didn't have information on how many Arkansas Works closures occurred at annual recertification and could not provide a breakdown of the reasons for closures during previous months.

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Many Arkansas Works beneficiaries who lose coverage quickly regain it. Brakebill did not, seemingly due to a combination of bad timing and bad information.

She said she thought she had to wait until November to reapply for coverage. That's likely because of widespread public confusion about the difference between Arkansas Works (which can be applied for at any point during the year) and the individual insurance marketplace (which can typically only be accessed during a brief open enrollment period at the end of the year). People whose income is above 138 percent of poverty can get coverage on the marketplace subsidized by the federal government.

It's not clear which group Brakebill should have been in at that point in time, because her income fluctuated significantly from month to month. (In January 2017, she started working as a marketing manager for a home improvement company that sets up booths at public events. She earns a few hundred dollars each week in base pay and — depending on the season — an additional amount in commissions.) It may be that Brakebill could have simply re-enrolled in Arkansas Works last fall. It's also possible her annual income had exceeded the threshold for a single-person household, in which case she should have transitioned onto the marketplace. Assuming this was so, however, she shouldn't have had to wait for open enrollment: The individual marketplace allows for a 60-day "special enrollment" period after a person loses coverage from a different source.

When Brakebill finally went online to buy insurance at the end of the year, she said, she hit another snag: The marketplace website asked her for employer information she didn't have. That was right before open enrollment ended on Dec. 15. In 2018, based on the income information she provided a reporter, it appears Brakebill makes slightly too much to qualify for Arkansas Works — but she can't sign up for insurance on the marketplace until 2018 open enrollment begins again this November.

In the meantime, she's in limbo. "Just to know that I can't go in and see a doctor — it worries me," Brakebill said. Her multiple sclerosis symptoms come and go, but on bad days she finds it hard to function. "Like this week, my MS is pretty bad. Yesterday, I did everything backwards. Like my job, everything. ... So if I'm talking in circles, that's what's wrong with me. Sometimes I have a really great conversation, and sometimes I can't even speak."

In addition to MS, she suffers from high blood pressure and polycystic ovary syndrome, a hormonal disorder that causes weight gain and facial hair growth and has been linked to diabetes. Both conditions are controllable with drugs, but she does not have prescriptions for either. She'd like to find a better job, she said, but she feels constrained by her medical problems.

"I'm in my 40s, but I can't have a breast exam or a colonoscopy or anything like that. I can't go for my yearly pap smear," she said. "Until I get the insurance to do all that again, I guess I'll just try to live until I don't live anymore."

The governor has praised DHS for taking steps to scrub the Medicaid rolls more aggressively and pushed back against the idea that the agency's rules may be stricter than necessary.

"That's called responsible management," he said at the recent press conference. "I don't think very many in Arkansas would want our taxpayer dollars paying for insurance for those that may be living out of state, may have moved, may have income that exceeds the limits. And if they are not giving us the information to verify that, then that's the responsible thing to do for the taxpayers."

Hutchinson suggested Arkansas Works enrollment in January 2017 was inflated with many thousands of people who weren't actually eligible. He pointed out the Medicaid expansion was originally predicted to serve about 250,000 people when Arkansas policymakers first considered implementing the program in 2013.

"I think you're seeing numbers now that are where they should be, based on the economy that we have and based on the management we have," he said.

The governor prefers to emphasize a different figure: the zero percent growth rate in Medicaid expenditures in the fiscal year that ended in June. Combined state and federal spending on Arkansas Medicaid (both Arkansas Works and traditional) was $7.105 billion in FY 2018, or $22 million less than the previous year. Because health care costs typically grow year over year, however, flat growth is effectively a reduction when compared to projected expenses.

Some of the savings resulted from "transformation" efforts by DHS to impose discipline on especially high-cost Medicaid program areas. But the majority of the savings (around 55 percent) was attributable to the decline in enrollment.

In any case, holding Medicaid costs flat is a major achievement for a conservative governor, and the reduced costs will help pay for tax cuts on high-income earners that Hutchinson and Republican legislators intend to pass in 2019. It also helps the governor defend his decision to continue the Arkansas Works program, which some hardline conservatives want to see defunded entirely.

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The question is whether Brakebill is an outlier or part of a trend. Is Arkansas Works enrollment shrinking mostly because people have moved up the income ladder and found coverage elsewhere? Or has DHS' zealous approach to rules enforcement resulted in a growing number of low-income Arkansans going without insurance or experiencing periodic lapses in coverage?

Arkansas cut its uninsured rate in half in the three years after it first expanded Medicaid in 2013 — one of the largest percentage reductions in the country. If many of the 60,000 people scrubbed from the Arkansas Works rolls since last January are now uninsured, that metric may rebound. But the U.S. Census Bureau has yet to publish information on state-level uninsured rates in 2017.

Anecdotally, many Arkansas health care advocates say the address change issue hasn't been on their radar. Kevin De Liban, a lawyer for Legal Aid of Arkansas, is familiar with fighting DHS over Medicaid. (He represents a group of disabled beneficiaries engaged in a long-running lawsuit against the agency.) De Liban said Legal Aid has fielded calls from a handful of Arkansas Works beneficiaries who complained of losing coverage due to returned mail or an alleged failure to send in information, but the group hasn't heard back from those individuals.

Still, he was critical of the agency's strict rules for correspondence. "DHS sends them a letter and gives them 10 days to respond," he said. "It gets to them Day 8 ... and many times the client provides it timely, or close to timely, and DHS does not process it quickly enough."

Lainey Morrow is a grassroots advocate who founded a popular Facebook group, "Medicaid Saves Lives," to help beneficiaries and their families navigate the system. (It had over 3,600 members as of Aug. 6.) Morrow said she hadn't heard many complaints of lost coverage explicitly due to an address change. But, she pointed out that people who are terminated for such a reason would never receive a letter explaining why they were cut off.

"I don't think people know why, if that is why," Morrow said, "They may in some roundabout manner find out: They go to a provider, and the provider says their Medicaid number is inactive, and then they start trying to track it down." She's also heard of many people who lost coverage but were unsure of the reason why because they didn't understand the letter they received from DHS.

Many who unexpectedly lose their insurance simply begin the process of re-enrollment. But even when a beneficiary regains her insurance, temporary coverage gaps can cause hardships: prescriptions unfilled, bills left unpaid, appointments missed and hours spent on the phone.

Brittany Keeland, 22, is a single mother of two and the legal guardian of her 16-year-old sister. Her four-person household contains three different categories of Medicaid: Keeland is on Arkansas Works; her children, ages 1 and 2, are on ARKids; and Keeland's sister has disability Medicaid for a severe, exceedingly rare genetically based skin condition called lamellar ichthyosis.

In late July, Keeland received a notice from DHS that said her insurance, and her children's, would soon be terminated due to a failure to report additional income. In a recent interview, Keeland said DHS was mistaken. She didn't have any new income. She was continuing to work as a home health aide at the same company where she'd worked for the past three years. The misunderstanding arose because Keeland's pay stubs contained a different corporate name than the one she listed as her employer. (The company that directly employs her, she explained, is owned by a parent company that cuts her checks.) Someone at DHS saw the difference in names and assumed Keeland was missing information.

Ironically, the mistake occurred only after Keeland notified the agency of an address change. In March, Keeland moved her family from Crawford County to an apartment in Fort Smith. She updated her address and other personal information with DHS, enclosing her recent pay stubs with the mailing. All was well for several months, but then, in July, she received a notice that she needed to get a letter from her employer and that it had to be turned in by July 27 to maintain coverage for her family.

Keeland gritted her teeth, gathered the paperwork and submitted it to DHS on July 26. She called on Monday, July 30, to make sure everything had been processed.

"I asked if my stuff was going to be shut off, and they're like, 'Yeah, because you didn't turn in all your paperwork,' " she said. "I told them that I turned everything in ... so y'all did something with it, and we kind of got in an argument."

"Well, Tuesday or so, I got a letter in the mail saying all of our stuff was canceled due to lack of turning information in. And then Wednesday they called me and said they'd found my paperwork, that it was put in a different program and they're sorry they lost it and everything, and I asked them about my benefits being shut off." Keeland said she was told she'd have to wait on an action from her caseworker to resolve the issue.

"I still don't know if it's going to be on or not," Keeland said when she spoke to a reporter on Saturday. "I got a letter in the mail saying it was pending, so I don't know." As of this week, she was still unsure. In a text message Monday, she wrote, "I tried calling today sat on hold forever so I just hung up." She's also concerned her food stamps will be cut off.

Last fall, Keeland said, she temporarily lost insurance coverage due to another DHS paperwork issue. Though her insurance was reinstated, doctors' bills piled up in the interim. If her Medicaid is shut off again, she worries she'll accumulate more debt. "That's mainly what's on my credit, is medical bills I don't have money to pay ... and they get turned over to collection agencies," she said.

Keeland's family needs insurance. Her sister has appointments at Arkansas Children's Hospital twice a month for her skin condition. Her daughter, who is developmentally delayed and has multiple food allergies, also regularly visits Children's, she said. Her son has hearing problems, and both children see therapists. Keeland herself has prescriptions, too. "And then, regular doctors appointments and stuff. We use it almost every other day, it seems like, for at least one of us," she said.

Wagner, the policy analyst, said states can take steps to minimize disruptions in Medicaid coverage. "How many documents the client is required to send in can make a difference. If the state is using their data sources well, they shouldn't have to ask for a lot of pay stubs and other things," she said.

"There's a lot that the state can do at the recertification point to make it go better," she continued. For example, rather than putting the burden on beneficiaries, the state can use its own data sources to determine if a person appears to continue to be eligible. "They just send them a notice saying, 'We're going to renew you based on this information. If any of it's incorrect, contact us.' "

Instead, most of Arkansas's efforts seem to run in the opposite direction. While DHS doesn't check the National Change of Address database, it does check state wage data to look for unreported income and scans for the receipt of public benefits in other states. Also, a subset of Arkansas Works beneficiaries are now subject to the new work requirement, which adds another layer of bureaucracy to an already complex set of requirements. Unlike with many of the aforementioned situations, not complying with the work rule may eventually result in a beneficiary actually being locked out of coverage for a period of time. In June, about 10,000 people were required to submit additional information to DHS proving they were working or qualified for an exemption. Of those, about 7,000 did not.

Many of those who lost Arkansas Works coverage in the past year and a half surely did so because they failed to follow one rule or another. But some human error is a part of any program. One point of frustrations for beneficiaries is that while DHS seems to give so little leeway to their oversights and mistakes, the state's own oversights and mistakes must be accepted as a part of life.

Like many on Arkansas Works, Keeland is fed up with jumping through hoops. "I don't know what's going on up there and half the time they don't either," she said. "Whenever you ask to talk to your caseworker, they give you a voicemail and then they never call you back. Or you say, 'Hey, I'm working [but] I'm free at this time.' And then they call you while you're at work and then you miss it and it's your fault."

"They act as if we have no life outside their office," she said.

This reporting is made possible in part by a yearlong fellowship sponsored by the Association of Health Care Journalists and supported by The Commonwealth Fund. It is published here courtesy of the Arkansas Nonprofit News Network, an independent, nonpartisan project dedicated to producing journalism that matters to Arkansans. Find out more at arknews.org.


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THURSDAY 8/9

The Old State House Museum leads Arkie Pub Trivia at Stone's Throw Brewing, 6:30 p.m., free. A.J. Marlin's Comedy Bowl pits four comedians — Wan Morgan, Lucas Smith, Patrick Nolan and J.P. Ford — against each other at The Joint Theater & Coffeehouse, 8 p.m., $5. Southern rockers The Steel Woods take the stage at Stickyz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack, with The Great Whiskey Rendezvous, 9:30 p.m., $10-$12. Memphis Yahoos play for the happy hour crowd at Cajun's Wharf, 5:30 p.m., free; catch Nerd Eye Blind after dinner, 9 p.m., $5. Caroline & Bonnie Earleywine perform for Poetry Night at Guillermo's Coffee, Tea & Roastery, 6:30 p.m., free. Comedian Matt Sadler goes for laughs at The Loony Bin, 7:30 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., $8-$12. Crush Wine Bar's Classics on the Patio screens "9 to 5," 8 p.m.

FRIDAY 8/10

The Inner Party and White Mansion launch album releases with a show at Smoke & Barrel Tavern in Fayetteville, with a set from Crash Blossom, 9:30 p.m., $5. "Konichiwa: A Robyn Party" pays homage to the Swedish pop icon at Sway, 9 p.m. Missouri quintet Ha Ha Tonka takes its straight-ahead anthemic rock to the stage at Stickyz, 8:30 p.m., $10-$13. The Arkansas Travelers face off against the Midland Rockhounds at Dickey-Stephens Park, 7:10 p.m. Fri., 6:10 p.m. Sat., 2:10 p.m. Sun., $7-$13. Deltaphonic shares a bill with Dazz & Brie at Maxine's, 9 p.m., $7. Danny Dozier, Tim Crouch, Irl Hess, Ken Loggains and Gary Gazaway play works by Jimmy Driftwood, Bob Wills, Stevie Wonder, Robert Johnson and others for Arkansas Sounds' "The Roots of American Music," 7 p.m., CALS Ron Robinson Theater, $10. The Josh Parks Band goes live at Markham Street Grill and Pub, 8:30 p.m., free. Lame Johnny, Tribe Alive and Awkward Peach share a bill at Vino's, 8 p.m., $7. Andy Tanas kicks off the weekend with a free show at Cajun's, 5:30 p.m., free; catch Memphis Yahoos at 9 p.m., $5. The Squarshers take the stage at Kings Live Music in Conway, with an opening set from The Going Jessies, 8:30 p.m., $5. Mayday By Midnight entertains at Oaklawn Racing & Gaming's Silks Bar & Grill, 10 p.m. Fri-Sat., free.

SATURDAY 8/11

Miss Gay Arkansas crowns a new queen for 2018 at Discovery Nightclub, 8 p.m., $20. "Good Girls Gone Bad" holds sway for the evening's drag show at Sway, 9 p.m. En Vogue revives girl group harmonies at Magic Springs Theme & Water Park's Timberwood Amphitheater, 7 p.m., see magicsprings.com for details. Calliope Musicals blend neon visuals, xylosynth and Devo deadpan for a rock party at Stickyz, 8:30 p.m., $8. Gil Franklin plays a set at Hibernia Irish Tavern, 7:30 p.m. Vino's hosts a triple threat of a bill with sets from Colour Design, Sumokem and I Was Afraid, 8 p.m., $7. Book nerds, take note: the Arkansas Book & Paper Show showcases first editions, rarities and collectible books, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun.), Jacksonville Community Center, 5 Municipal Drive, $5. Oakland, Calif., rapper and Gemini embodied G-Eazy gives a concert at the Walmart AMP in Rogers, 6:30 p.m., $85-$189. Night Ranger and Dennis DeYoung: The Music of Styx perform at Oaklawn's Finish Line Theater, 7 p.m., $55-$70. King's in Conway hosts a show from Dawson Hollow, with Chris Tarkington and Sean Dixon, 8:30 p.m., $5. Local celebrities face off in the Lip Sync Battle benefiting the Make-A-Wish Mid-South Foundation, 7 p.m., Robinson Center Performance Hall, $30. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art's Forest Concert Series features concerts from 1 Oz. Jig and Jamie Lou Connolly and friends, 7 p.m., $10. Greg Madden plays Cajun's for happy hour, 5:30 p.m., free, and after dinner, Just Sayin' takes the stage, 9 p.m., $5.

SUNDAY 8/12

Tyrannosaurus Chicken takes its trance-inducing "psychedelta" to the Rev Room for Nightflying's "Cabin Fever 4," with sets from Hooker Red, Crash Meadows, Andy Tanas, Westbound Revival and Soulstice, 7 p.m., $10. Murphy Arts District's Gen-X Summer Tour features sets from Buckcherry, P.O.D., LIT and Alien Ant Farm, 8 p.m., $30-$40. The Boomers perform at the Faulkner County Library in Conway, 2 p.m., free.

MONDAY 8/13

Lamb of God, Anthrax, Testament and Napalm Death get loud at the Walmart AMP in Rogers, 5 p.m., $50-$90. Newly revived Nashville rock trio The Pink Spiders spins catchy hooks and crunchy guitar at Stickyz, with Dangerous Idiots, 8 p.m., $10-$12.

TUESDAY 8/14

Singer-songwriter Micah Schnabel returns to the White Water Tavern, 9 p.m. Brian Nahlen entertains at Fletcher Library for CALS' "Sounds in the Stacks" series, 6:30 p.m., free.

WEDNESDAY 8/15

Frontman Joseph Settine charms at Stickyz with soulful falsetto and backing outfit The Brook & The Bluff, 8 p.m., $10. Guitarist and country superstar Keith Urban gives a concert at the Walmart AMP in Rogers, with Lindsay Ell, 7:30 p.m., $39-$225.


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Pieces of commentary I've read in the past few days that are, in my view, much more illuminating when read side-by-side:


Laurie Goodstein, "He's a Superstar Pastor. She Worked for Him and Says He Groped Her Repeatedly": 

Stunned, she remembered feeling unable to say no to her boss and pastor as he straddled her, unhooked her bra and touched her near her breasts. She remembered feeling his hands shake. 
That first back rub in 1986 led to multiple occasions over nearly two years in which he fondled her breasts and rubbed against her. The incidents later escalated to one occasion of oral sex. Ms. Baranowski said she was mortified and determined to stay silent.... 
Since the #MeToo movement emerged last year, evangelical churches have been grappling with allegations of sexual abuse by their pastors. A wave of accusations has begun to hit evangelical institutions, bringing down figures like the Rev. Andy Savage, at Highpoint Church in Memphis, and the Rev. Harry L. Thomas, the founder of the Creation Festival, a Christian music event.

As Mary E Hunt told us in a recent article that I shared a few weeks back and now want to share again, the abuse narrative in the Catholic church has moved from a focus on minors assaulted by clerics to a focus now on adults who have been assaulted, and, increasingly, on nuns and laywomen assaulted by priests, whose stories are just being heard due to the #MeToo movement. Mary Hunt writes,

Adult women who have been sexually involved with priests represent the third element of this complicated problem. Until and unless their stories are told and the implications parsed, I doubt that the abuse of young people and of employees will be solved. 
Here's why: The abuse of minors and the utilization of underlings are variants on the systematic abuse of women rooted in an ideology of female subordination to male power. To have that top-down schema recapitulated with young and vulnerable men is totally consistent with the patriarchal logic on which it is based. 
As long as that ideology remains in place, there is little hope for much-needed changes in priestly behavior and ecclesial structures. There is little hope for the whole church. 


Raised in a conservative Catholic family in Minnesota, Rachel Mastrogiacomo went to the ultra-right-wing Francsican university at Steubenville, and then on to Rome to study theology. There she met Jacob Bertrand, who was also studying theology and was a deacon who was later ordained a priest.

He began grooming her, telling her of visions the Lord had sent him of sexual activity with her. And then this happened: 

After months of "spiritual direction," Bertrand took Mastrogiacomo's virginity. During a private Mass in the loft of her grandmother's Wisconsin cabin, he persuaded her to engage in sexual activities. 
"This wasn't an ordinary sexual experience between two consenting adults," said Mastrogiacomo. "It was during the celebration of the Mass, with candles lit, very ritualistic." 
A day or two later, the same scene played out in the Minnesota home of Mastrogiacomo's mother and step-father. Giving herself to him during a religious service, Bertrand told her, was God’s will. 
"This was far worse, far more ritualistic," she said. 
When Bertrand, by then an ordained priest assigned to a parish in San Diego, requested more encounters, she refused. 
"Father," she said, "I have done God's will and I don't want to do this any more.


Although most attention amid the clerical sexual abuse crisis has been on minors, recent cases of priests and bishops who have taken advantage of vulnerable adults or those under their guidance also have come to light. 
One such case involves Theodore McCarrick, the 88-year-old retired Archbishop of Washington and Newark who resigned his post in the College of Cardinals following "credible and substantiated" accusations of sexual abuse of minors and multiple accounts of sexual misconduct with seminarians. 
A second example is a recent report by the Associated Press detailing accounts of religious sisters and nuns who have either been sexually assaulted or raped by priests or bishops, and who have chosen to speak out as part of what has been dubbed the Church’s own "#MeToo" movement. 
In addition to these sisters, a nun in India also recently accused a bishop of rape, charging that other members of Church hierarchy in the country, such as Cardinal George Alencherry, head of the Syro-Malabar Church in India, knew about it and did nothing. 
Yet another example, only now coming to light, is the case of Rachel Mastrogiacomo, who, at age 24, was raped in Satanic cult-like fashion by a Catholic priest as he celebrated a private Mass for the two of them. And, she says, when she came forward to the Church, they covered it up.


"The main thing was not to help children, but to avoid 'scandal,'" the grand jury report says.
"Several diocesan administrators, including the bishops, often dissuaded victims from reporting abuse to police, pressured law enforcement to terminate or avoid an investigation, or conducted their own deficient, biased investigation without reporting crimes against children to the proper authorities," the report says.


In the weeks since allegations were made against Archbishop McCarrick, some commentators and clergy have suggested that allowing gay men to be priests has created a culture ripe for the kind of abuse Archbishop McCarrick is alleged to have committed. 
But Cardinal Cupich said he 'would be very careful' in accepting that conclusion, noting that similar claims made during the height of the child sexual abuse crisis in the 2000s were refuted by an independent 2011 report compiled by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. 
"I really believe that the issue here is more about a culture of clericalism in which some who are ordained feel they are privileged and therefore protected so that they can do what they want," Cardinal Cupich said. 
"People, whether heterosexual or homosexual, need to live by the Gospel," he said, adding that he "would not want to reduce this simply to the fact that there are some priests who are homosexual."
"I think that is a diversion that gets away from the clericalism that's much deeper as a part of this problem," he said.'


The question of who in the church hierarchy learned of the allegations against McCarrick — and when — has thus spawned its own predictable controversy. Some Catholics have blamed the hierarchy’s lax attitude toward abuse claims on a modern, Pope Francis-inflected tolerance for gay priests and disregard for traditional church doctrine on sexual morality.

But it was Pope Saint John Paul the Great who made McCarrick a cardinal, when, as we now know, the Vatican had been informed about McCarrick's behavior — not Pope Francis. Francis inherited this problem from Saint John Paul the Great, the same pope who protected the notorious abuser Marcial Maciel.

And it was under Saint John Paul the Great and his orthodoxy watchdog Cardinal Ratzinger, later Benedict XVI, that gay people were relentlessly attacked in the church, defined as intrinsically disordered — not coddled or told we were welcome.

I think we are just beginning to see the first wave of shattering testimony by women who have experienced sexual abuse by pastors in churches, from Catholic to mainline Protestant to evangelical ones. White evangelical churches, which are even more of a problem in producing the authoritarian culture that undergirds the Trump presidency than the Catholic community is, have have long pointed the finger at the Catholic church, blaming its abuse problems on gay priests, and pretending that abuse doesn't exist in evangelical churches — because the pastors of those churches aren't, they've told us, gay. Right-wing Catholics who are deeply, intractably homophobic, who are energized by hatred of LGBTQ people, have colluded in making these charges at the same time that they decry reflex anti-Catholicism in U.S. Protestantism.

But the abuse in both Catholic and evangelical churches never has been about sexual orientation. It has been about men's astonishing sense of entitlement, of ownership, of invulnerability. It has been about abuse of power. It has been about patriarchal systems that give men that astonishing sense of entitlement. Until those systems are exposed and challenged, the abuse problems will remain in all patriarchal institutions, both faith-based ones and secular ones.

Despite such clear data showing us that this is the case, that the abuse problems in faith communities and secular institutions are rooted in patriarchal assumptions (which is also to say, in homophobic and heterosexist assumptions), a certain slice of right-wing Catholics deeply fixated on pinning the abuse situation on gay priests and making it about sexual orientation are already gearing up to force whatever findings we read in the Pennsylvania report into their sexual-orientation-explains-it-all-for-you mold. As if the stories of nuns abused by priests and laywomen abused by priests count for nothing at all — as if those human beings count for nothing at all…

It's all about the gays, or it's about nothing.

Go figure. Hate's evidently a powerfully addictive drug.

Hayley Miller, "USC President Steps Down Amid Gynecologist Sex Abuse Scandal": 

University of Southern California President C. L. Max Nikias stepped down on Tuesday amid a sex abuse scandal involving a former campus gynecologist. 
Students and faculty had been calling for Nikias' ouster since May, when the Los Angeles Times reported that the school had allowed Dr. George Tyndall to remain on staff for decades, despite repeated sexual misconduct complaints against him….
Tyndall, 71, worked at USC's student health clinic for nearly 30 years, despite repeated accusations by students and staff that he touched patients inappropriately during exams, made suggestive remarks, and photographed students’ genitals. His behavior was particularly inappropriate toward international students from Asia, several witnesses reported. 
USC suspended Tyndall in 2016 after a campus nurse reported him to the school's rape crisis center

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AR-West Memphis, We are an industry leader and we’re growing quickly. Bring your Heavy-Duty Truck Mechanic experience to our newest operation. Ask about our sign on bonus. Competitive Hourly Pay - Paid Weekly Major Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription & Life Insurance Company Matched 401K Paid Vacations and Holidays Advancement Opportunities ASE Certification Reimbursement and Bonus Payout for each Certification
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AR-West Memphis, At Transport America, we value our mechanics and are committed to investing in you by offering the following benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Life Insurance, 401k Matching Referral Rewards Program Hourly pay/no flat rate Overtime paid time and a half for any hours worked over 40 per week Holiday pay Vacation and Personal Days Education reimbursements and ASE certification reimburseme
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A pesar de que todavía faltan más de dos meses para el comienzo de la NBA, ya salieron a la luz las fechas de varios partidazos. La temporada 2018-2019 se inaugurará el martes 16 de octubre con Philadelphia Sixers visitando a Boston Celtics y Oklahoma City Thunder al flamante bicampeón Golden State Warriors. Aquí los demás juegos confirmados para esa primera semana:

Mirá también: Juegan todos

Además, se dieron a conocer los encuentros de Navidad, que siempre suelen ser entre los mejores y más atractivos equipos. Por ejemplo, los Lakers de LeBron James visitarán a los Warriors en lo que promete ser un partidazo de dos franquicias que pelearán por adueñarse de la Conferencia Oeste. Aquí los cuatro juegos restantes en lo que será un 25 de diciembre a puro básquet:

También salieron los juegos del día en el que se conmemora a Martin Luther King, el 21 de enero. Una vez más, los organizadores aprovecharon el duelo que hay entre LeBron y Golden State y será el tercer y último partido de la fecha, con los Lakers como locales. Antes New Orleans Pelicans visitará a Memphis Grizzlies y Houston Rockets a Philadelphia Sixers.

Los partidos del día de Martin Luther King

Los partidos del día de Martin Luther King

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Top UK basketball recruiting target James Wiseman is staying put at Memphis East High School, according to ESPN 92.9’s John Martin. Wiseman — a 7-footer in the class of 2019 — left his hometown of Nashville last year to play at Memphis East for head coach Penny Hardaway, who had been his Nike league coach [...]
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Mike Conley on David Fizdale

Last season, Mike Conley led the Memphis Grizzlies to a promising start where they won five of their first six games. Unfortunately, the 30-year-old point guard was only able to play 12 games and spent the rest of the 2017-18 NBA season recovering from a torn Achilles. In the absence of one of the superstars, the Grizzlies started to struggle and ended up firing David Fizdale as head coach.

Mike Conley felt he was responsible for David Fizdale’s dismissal. Conley said that his inability to play put Fizdale and the Grizzlies in a tough situation. In an interview with Michael Lee of Yahoo Sports, Conley revealed that he reached out to Fizdale to apologize for what happened last season.

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Two Jonesboro High School students will have their pictures featured in New York. Katie Neilson and Alyssa Blakeney each entered the Mid-South Scholastic Art competition in Memphis and won a gold key. They went to the National Scholastic competition in New York and won gold medals for their work. They will be awarded in June. KASUs Marty Scarbrough interviews Neilson and Blakeney in this Spotlight On the Arts feature.
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Full-time Legal Assistant/Receptionist with 3+ years legal experience needed for growing small Bartlett law office. Duties will include answering phones,...
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We aspire to graduate students with a lifelong passion for learning, a compassion for others, and the ability to translate academic study and personal concern...
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Maintain a tidy receptionist area free of debris, trash and spills. Operate telephone switchboard to answer, screen and forward calls, providing information....
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Each pillar has its own staff and initiatives, ensuring that our unique culture permeates the entire organization....
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C&W Services is one of the largest facility services companies in the USA & Canada with a 65-year history of helping clients drive down operating expenses,...
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Artisent Floors is a fast growing, full service flooring company, and we’re looking for the right people to join our team....
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The receptionist must have the ability to professionally answer a multi-line phone system, multi-task in an extremely fast paced environment, the ability to...
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Currently looking for experienced Leasing Specialists to fill openings in the apartment industry. Have a strong work ethic with reliability and dependability.... $9 - $10 an hour
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Dental Assistants also carry out chair-side and receptionist duties. Company paid life insurance, voluntary disability insurance and a rich paid time off...
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          District Manager - Memphis, TN (2031) - Millennia Housing Management, Ltd - Memphis, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Millennia Housing Management Ltd., an industry leading property management company based in the Midwest, is looking for an experienced *District Manager*....
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Why Medicaid enrollment has dropped by almost 60,000 people in 18 months.

Last September, a few months after she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, Kyla Brakebill's insurance coverage was canceled by the Arkansas Department of Human Services. Almost a year later, she remains uninsured.

Brakebill, 43, first began having headaches and dizzy spells in November 2016. After an especially intense episode, she was taken to the emergency room at Baptist Health Medical Center in North Little Rock, where a doctor ordered a series of tests. "She thought at first I might have had a stroke, because she tested that," Brakebill said in an interview. "They were going to see about an aneurysm, but that came back negative. ... After my MRI, she came in and said, 'I can tell you don't have this, this or that, but I'm worried.' " The doctor told Brakebill the scan showed "that my brain was like the brain of a 64-year-old woman."

Frightening as the news was, Brakebill thought she at least wouldn't have to worry about paying for medical care: She was on Arkansas Works, the state's Medicaid-funded insurance program for low-income adults established under the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. (Arkansas Works is also sometimes called "Medicaid expansion" or "the private option.") Like most on the program, her policy was provided through a private carrier, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield. "It covered everything, and that was great," Brakebill said. The hospital helped her find a primary care doctor, who gave her a probable MS diagnosis and sent her to a neurologist, who in turn scheduled Brakebill for another round of brain scans.

Brakebill never had the scans performed. Late last summer, while taking out the trash at her house, she lost her balance on a rough patch of earth at the edge of the carport. "All of my weight went on my right big toe, and I broke my toe," she recalled. "And when that happened, my body swung around and my mouth hit the post that holds the carport up and knocked one of my front teeth out. It was horrible." A dentist prescribed antibiotics to stave off an infection, and shortly thereafter, Brakebill attempted to fill it.

"I was in Memphis for work and my mouth was hurt really bad," she said. "I get to Walgreens and I find out they won't fill my prescription because my insurance had ended." Baffled, she called Blue Cross and DHS as soon as she returned home. "After a million phone calls and finally getting to talk to someone, they said it was because I didn't send a change of address."

Brakebill had recently lost her home to a foreclosure and had moved several times. However, she had filled out a change of address form at the post office and had her mail forwarded to a P.O. box. She had no idea, she said, that DHS required beneficiaries to directly notify the agency of any physical address change. And because her insurance was provided through Blue Cross rather than directly through the state — a feature born of Arkansas's unusual privatized approach to Medicaid expansion — she wasn't used to communicating with DHS about her coverage. "I never had another conversation with DHS about insurance after that initial application," she said.

DHS requires beneficiaries to notify it of any address change within 10 days of a move, agency spokeswoman Amy Webb said. If mail sent to a beneficiary is returned to DHS and the agency hasn't received notification of an address change, it will close that person's case.

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Over the past 18 months, Arkansas Works enrollment decreased by almost 60,000 people, DHS numbers show. Enrollment peaked near 330,000 sometime in January 2017. By July 1 of this year, it had fallen to 271,000 — a 15 percent drop.

The state is shedding beneficiaries at a faster rate than any other state that chose to expand Medicaid, according to data from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Arkansas saw a 6 percent decline in its overall Medicaid enrollment between January 2017 and May 2018. The shrinking Arkansas Works program evidently accounted for most of the drop. (The CMS data combines the expansion population and the larger, more expensive "traditional" Medicaid population, which includes children on ARKids, elderly people, disabled people and other groups.) Only three non-expansion states — Texas, Idaho and Tennessee — saw a larger percentage decrease in Medicaid overall.

Arkansas has lately come under national scrutiny for its new work requirement for some Arkansas Works enrollees, with many health researchers and advocates warning the policy could lead to thousands losing coverage. Yet little attention has been paid to the steady monthly reduction in Medicaid enrollment figures predating the work requirement, which began in June. The work rule won't trigger terminations of coverage until September at the earliest. That means the almost 60,000 people pared from Arkansas Works over the last year and a half dropped away for other reasons.

Governor Hutchinson has given two explanations. The first is a strong economy. Because Medicaid expansion is open only to those whose incomes fall below 138 percent of the federal poverty line (in 2018, that's $16,753 for an individual or $34,638 for a family of four), getting a better job often makes a beneficiary ineligible for Arkansas Works. He or she might then gain insurance through an employer — or, if that's not an option, purchase a plan on the individual marketplace with the help of a federal subsidy.

Though such coverage would likely cost more than Arkansas Works (which costs little to nothing for beneficiaries), more people moving up the income ladder would be clearly positive news.

"I would emphasize that this is not a change in services," Hutchinson said at a recent session with the press at which he touted savings in the Medicaid budget. "This is simply the result of people that are working. ... If they got a better job and they just don't bother telling us about it, and they no longer qualify, that's a good thing, because nobody's losing services. It's just that they no longer qualify and we're not wasting our taxpayers' money. If it's because their spouse got insurance and they no longer need Arkansas Works, then that's a good thing as well."

Jennifer Wagner, a senior policy analyst at the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, a liberal-leaning think tank in Washington, D.C., said the picture was more complicated.

"I'm sure some portion is attributable to the improving economy," Wagner said. "The thing that we tend to see, though, is that even when people are able to find employment, often their income does not go up high enough to make them no longer eligible. And often the low-wage work they get does not include health insurance. As we know, a lot of people on Medicaid are working families — they're just not making enough [money] and they're not getting employer-sponsored insurance. So, I wouldn't assume that all drop-off is because of that."

The fact that Arkansas's 18-month decline in Medicaid enrollment outpaced most other states also suggests there's more at play than economic factors. Arkansas's unemployment rate is low, but so are those of other states that haven't seen a similarly steep dip in Medicaid rolls. And while Medicaid enrollment has fallen fairly steadily from January 2017 to June 2018, the unemployment rate over that period ticked slightly upward, from 3.7 percent to 3.8 percent. The Arkansas jobless rate in June ranked 21st in the nation, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.

In July, DHS released a graph breaking down the reasons behind the approximately 14,000 Arkansas Works case closures the previous month. Only 11 percent of the cases closed in June were attributed to an increase in household income. However, Wagner said that figure likely understates the percentage of people who left the program because of rising wages. Many beneficiaries who no longer need Arkansas Works may simply stop corresponding with DHS, rather than contacting the agency to explicitly request closure.


The governor's second explanation for the reduced enrollment is an improved effort at DHS to "scrub" the Medicaid rolls by removing people who are no longer eligible. That includes many situations: individuals who are making too much money, who have moved out of state, who are incarcerated, who have turned 65 (and are therefore receiving Medicare) or who are dead. But it also includes many people such as Kyla Brakebill, who lost coverage because of a problem communicating with DHS.

DHS figures suggest that changes of address and communications issues are a major reason for coverage losses. Sixty percent of cases closed in June were terminated for one of two reasons: "failed to return requested information" or "unable to locate client or moved out-of-state."

The latter category includes cases in which DHS receives any piece of returned mail, agency spokeswoman Webb said in an email. Webb said the agency couldn't distinguish between clients who moved out of state and those who moved within the state.

Wagner, who studies Medicaid policy across the country, said the DHS approach to returned mail was "a very aggressive stance for the state to take."

It's not uncommon, she said, for Medicaid recipients in all states to lose coverage at "recertification," the annual update of personal information mandated for every beneficiary. "People are often sent a letter and are required to send that back. They may also be required to send additional verification, like pay stubs," Wagner said. "No matter what, there's going to be some degree of fall-off at recertification."

In Arkansas, though, any returned mail — not just at recertification — automatically triggers a closure. That creates more opportunities for a beneficiary to lose coverage. Mary Franklin, director of DHS' Division of County Operations, wrote in an email that "if the information is not returned by the deadline, the case is closed. Many of these closures are automated, and there is an extra 5 days built in to our automated process to make sure that any information that is received has been logged into the system."

Wagner said, "I don't know that other states would necessarily take action to close a case just because of returned mail.That's concerning, especially because this population often moves a lot ... staying with friends or family or things like that. So that's kind of a lot to expect — for it to be constantly updated." The state could take more proactive steps to find a beneficiary, Wagner added, such as cross-checking with the postal service's National Change of Address system. Franklin said DHS does not check that database before closing a case.

"Federal regulations do require Medicaid recipients to report changes that affect eligibility," Wagner acknowledged, "and I'm sure Arkansas could make an argument that they don't know if someone has moved out of state if they didn't report an address change. But that is an aggressive stance, and I wonder how frequently mailings are going out over the year."

In fact, DHS has been sending out frequent mailings to many Arkansas Works recipients to inform them of the new work requirement. Webb said DHS didn't have information on how many Arkansas Works closures occurred at annual recertification and could not provide a breakdown of the reasons for closures during previous months.

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Many Arkansas Works beneficiaries who lose coverage quickly regain it. Brakebill did not, seemingly due to a combination of bad timing and bad information.

She said she thought she had to wait until November to reapply for coverage. That's likely because of widespread public confusion about the difference between Arkansas Works (which can be applied for at any point during the year) and the individual insurance marketplace (which can typically only be accessed during a brief open enrollment period at the end of the year). People whose income is above 138 percent of poverty can get coverage on the marketplace subsidized by the federal government.

It's not clear which group Brakebill should have been in at that point in time, because her income fluctuated significantly from month to month. (In January 2017, she started working as a marketing manager for a home improvement company that sets up booths at public events. She earns a few hundred dollars each week in base pay and — depending on the season — an additional amount in commissions.) It may be that Brakebill could have simply re-enrolled in Arkansas Works last fall. It's also possible her annual income had exceeded the threshold for a single-person household, in which case she should have transitioned onto the marketplace. Assuming this was so, however, she shouldn't have had to wait for open enrollment: The individual marketplace allows for a 60-day "special enrollment" period after a person loses coverage from a different source.

When Brakebill finally went online to buy insurance at the end of the year, she said, she hit another snag: The marketplace website asked her for employer information she didn't have. That was right before open enrollment ended on Dec. 15. In 2018, based on the income information she provided a reporter, it appears Brakebill makes slightly too much to qualify for Arkansas Works — but she can't sign up for insurance on the marketplace until 2018 open enrollment begins again this November.

In the meantime, she's in limbo. "Just to know that I can't go in and see a doctor — it worries me," Brakebill said. Her multiple sclerosis symptoms come and go, but on bad days she finds it hard to function. "Like this week, my MS is pretty bad. Yesterday, I did everything backwards. Like my job, everything. ... So if I'm talking in circles, that's what's wrong with me. Sometimes I have a really great conversation, and sometimes I can't even speak."

In addition to MS, she suffers from high blood pressure and polycystic ovary syndrome, a hormonal disorder that causes weight gain and facial hair growth and has been linked to diabetes. Both conditions are controllable with drugs, but she does not have prescriptions for either. She'd like to find a better job, she said, but she feels constrained by her medical problems.

"I'm in my 40s, but I can't have a breast exam or a colonoscopy or anything like that. I can't go for my yearly pap smear," she said. "Until I get the insurance to do all that again, I guess I'll just try to live until I don't live anymore."

The governor has praised DHS for taking steps to scrub the Medicaid rolls more aggressively and pushed back against the idea that the agency's rules may be stricter than necessary.

"That's called responsible management," he said at the recent press conference. "I don't think very many in Arkansas would want our taxpayer dollars paying for insurance for those that may be living out of state, may have moved, may have income that exceeds the limits. And if they are not giving us the information to verify that, then that's the responsible thing to do for the taxpayers."

Hutchinson suggested Arkansas Works enrollment in January 2017 was inflated with many thousands of people who weren't actually eligible. He pointed out the Medicaid expansion was originally predicted to serve about 250,000 people when Arkansas policymakers first considered implementing the program in 2013.

"I think you're seeing numbers now that are where they should be, based on the economy that we have and based on the management we have," he said.

The governor prefers to emphasize a different figure: the zero percent growth rate in Medicaid expenditures in the fiscal year that ended in June. Combined state and federal spending on Arkansas Medicaid (both Arkansas Works and traditional) was $7.105 billion in FY 2018, or $22 million less than the previous year. Because health care costs typically grow year over year, however, flat growth is effectively a reduction when compared to projected expenses.

Some of the savings resulted from "transformation" efforts by DHS to impose discipline on especially high-cost Medicaid program areas. But the majority of the savings (around 55 percent) was attributable to the decline in enrollment.

In any case, holding Medicaid costs flat is a major achievement for a conservative governor, and the reduced costs will help pay for tax cuts on high-income earners that Hutchinson and Republican legislators intend to pass in 2019. It also helps the governor defend his decision to continue the Arkansas Works program, which some hardline conservatives want to see defunded entirely.

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The question is whether Brakebill is an outlier or part of a trend. Is Arkansas Works enrollment shrinking mostly because people have moved up the income ladder and found coverage elsewhere? Or has DHS' zealous approach to rules enforcement resulted in a growing number of low-income Arkansans going without insurance or experiencing periodic lapses in coverage?

Arkansas cut its uninsured rate in half in the three years after it first expanded Medicaid in 2013 — one of the largest percentage reductions in the country. If many of the 60,000 people scrubbed from the Arkansas Works rolls since last January are now uninsured, that metric may rebound. But the U.S. Census Bureau has yet to publish information on state-level uninsured rates in 2017.

Anecdotally, many Arkansas health care advocates say the address change issue hasn't been on their radar. Kevin De Liban, a lawyer for Legal Aid of Arkansas, is familiar with fighting DHS over Medicaid. (He represents a group of disabled beneficiaries engaged in a long-running lawsuit against the agency.) De Liban said Legal Aid has fielded calls from a handful of Arkansas Works beneficiaries who complained of losing coverage due to returned mail or an alleged failure to send in information, but the group hasn't heard back from those individuals.

Still, he was critical of the agency's strict rules for correspondence. "DHS sends them a letter and gives them 10 days to respond," he said. "It gets to them Day 8 ... and many times the client provides it timely, or close to timely, and DHS does not process it quickly enough."

Lainey Morrow is a grassroots advocate who founded a popular Facebook group, "Medicaid Saves Lives," to help beneficiaries and their families navigate the system. (It had over 3,600 members as of Aug. 6.) Morrow said she hadn't heard many complaints of lost coverage explicitly due to an address change. But, she pointed out that people who are terminated for such a reason would never receive a letter explaining why they were cut off.

"I don't think people know why, if that is why," Morrow said, "They may in some roundabout manner find out: They go to a provider, and the provider says their Medicaid number is inactive, and then they start trying to track it down." She's also heard of many people who lost coverage but were unsure of the reason why because they didn't understand the letter they received from DHS.

Many who unexpectedly lose their insurance simply begin the process of re-enrollment. But even when a beneficiary regains her insurance, temporary coverage gaps can cause hardships: prescriptions unfilled, bills left unpaid, appointments missed and hours spent on the phone.

Brittany Keeland, 22, is a single mother of two and the legal guardian of her 16-year-old sister. Her four-person household contains three different categories of Medicaid: Keeland is on Arkansas Works; her children, ages 1 and 2, are on ARKids; and Keeland's sister has disability Medicaid for a severe, exceedingly rare genetically based skin condition called lamellar ichthyosis.

In late July, Keeland received a notice from DHS that said her insurance, and her children's, would soon be terminated due to a failure to report additional income. In a recent interview, Keeland said DHS was mistaken. She didn't have any new income. She was continuing to work as a home health aide at the same company where she'd worked for the past three years. The misunderstanding arose because Keeland's pay stubs contained a different corporate name than the one she listed as her employer. (The company that directly employs her, she explained, is owned by a parent company that cuts her checks.) Someone at DHS saw the difference in names and assumed Keeland was missing information.

Ironically, the mistake occurred only after Keeland notified the agency of an address change. In March, Keeland moved her family from Crawford County to an apartment in Fort Smith. She updated her address and other personal information with DHS, enclosing her recent pay stubs with the mailing. All was well for several months, but then, in July, she received a notice that she needed to get a letter from her employer and that it had to be turned in by July 27 to maintain coverage for her family.

Keeland gritted her teeth, gathered the paperwork and submitted it to DHS on July 26. She called on Monday, July 30, to make sure everything had been processed.

"I asked if my stuff was going to be shut off, and they're like, 'Yeah, because you didn't turn in all your paperwork,' " she said. "I told them that I turned everything in ... so y'all did something with it, and we kind of got in an argument."

"Well, Tuesday or so, I got a letter in the mail saying all of our stuff was canceled due to lack of turning information in. And then Wednesday they called me and said they'd found my paperwork, that it was put in a different program and they're sorry they lost it and everything, and I asked them about my benefits being shut off." Keeland said she was told she'd have to wait on an action from her caseworker to resolve the issue.

"I still don't know if it's going to be on or not," Keeland said when she spoke to a reporter on Saturday. "I got a letter in the mail saying it was pending, so I don't know." As of this week, she was still unsure. In a text message Monday, she wrote, "I tried calling today sat on hold forever so I just hung up." She's also concerned her food stamps will be cut off.

Last fall, Keeland said, she temporarily lost insurance coverage due to another DHS paperwork issue. Though her insurance was reinstated, doctors' bills piled up in the interim. If her Medicaid is shut off again, she worries she'll accumulate more debt. "That's mainly what's on my credit, is medical bills I don't have money to pay ... and they get turned over to collection agencies," she said.

Keeland's family needs insurance. Her sister has appointments at Arkansas Children's Hospital twice a month for her skin condition. Her daughter, who is developmentally delayed and has multiple food allergies, also regularly visits Children's, she said. Her son has hearing problems, and both children see therapists. Keeland herself has prescriptions, too. "And then, regular doctors appointments and stuff. We use it almost every other day, it seems like, for at least one of us," she said.

Wagner, the policy analyst, said states can take steps to minimize disruptions in Medicaid coverage. "How many documents the client is required to send in can make a difference. If the state is using their data sources well, they shouldn't have to ask for a lot of pay stubs and other things," she said.

"There's a lot that the state can do at the recertification point to make it go better," she continued. For example, rather than putting the burden on beneficiaries, the state can use its own data sources to determine if a person appears to continue to be eligible. "They just send them a notice saying, 'We're going to renew you based on this information. If any of it's incorrect, contact us.' "

Instead, most of Arkansas's efforts seem to run in the opposite direction. While DHS doesn't check the National Change of Address database, it does check state wage data to look for unreported income and scans for the receipt of public benefits in other states. Also, a subset of Arkansas Works beneficiaries are now subject to the new work requirement, which adds another layer of bureaucracy to an already complex set of requirements. Unlike with many of the aforementioned situations, not complying with the work rule may eventually result in a beneficiary actually being locked out of coverage for a period of time. In June, about 10,000 people were required to submit additional information to DHS proving they were working or qualified for an exemption. Of those, about 7,000 did not.

Many of those who lost Arkansas Works coverage in the past year and a half surely did so because they failed to follow one rule or another. But some human error is a part of any program. One point of frustrations for beneficiaries is that while DHS seems to give so little leeway to their oversights and mistakes, the state's own oversights and mistakes must be accepted as a part of life.

Like many on Arkansas Works, Keeland is fed up with jumping through hoops. "I don't know what's going on up there and half the time they don't either," she said. "Whenever you ask to talk to your caseworker, they give you a voicemail and then they never call you back. Or you say, 'Hey, I'm working [but] I'm free at this time.' And then they call you while you're at work and then you miss it and it's your fault."

"They act as if we have no life outside their office," she said.

This reporting is made possible in part by a yearlong fellowship sponsored by the Association of Health Care Journalists and supported by The Commonwealth Fund. It is published here courtesy of the Arkansas Nonprofit News Network, an independent, nonpartisan project dedicated to producing journalism that matters to Arkansans. Find out more at arknews.org.


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THURSDAY 8/9

The Old State House Museum leads Arkie Pub Trivia at Stone's Throw Brewing, 6:30 p.m., free. A.J. Marlin's Comedy Bowl pits four comedians — Wan Morgan, Lucas Smith, Patrick Nolan and J.P. Ford — against each other at The Joint Theater & Coffeehouse, 8 p.m., $5. Southern rockers The Steel Woods take the stage at Stickyz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack, with The Great Whiskey Rendezvous, 9:30 p.m., $10-$12. Memphis Yahoos play for the happy hour crowd at Cajun's Wharf, 5:30 p.m., free; catch Nerd Eye Blind after dinner, 9 p.m., $5. Caroline & Bonnie Earleywine perform for Poetry Night at Guillermo's Coffee, Tea & Roastery, 6:30 p.m., free. Comedian Matt Sadler goes for laughs at The Loony Bin, 7:30 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., $8-$12. Crush Wine Bar's Classics on the Patio screens "9 to 5," 8 p.m.

FRIDAY 8/10

The Inner Party and White Mansion launch album releases with a show at Smoke & Barrel Tavern in Fayetteville, with a set from Crash Blossom, 9:30 p.m., $5. "Konichiwa: A Robyn Party" pays homage to the Swedish pop icon at Sway, 9 p.m. Missouri quintet Ha Ha Tonka takes its straight-ahead anthemic rock to the stage at Stickyz, 8:30 p.m., $10-$13. The Arkansas Travelers face off against the Midland Rockhounds at Dickey-Stephens Park, 7:10 p.m. Fri., 6:10 p.m. Sat., 2:10 p.m. Sun., $7-$13. Deltaphonic shares a bill with Dazz & Brie at Maxine's, 9 p.m., $7. Danny Dozier, Tim Crouch, Irl Hess, Ken Loggains and Gary Gazaway play works by Jimmy Driftwood, Bob Wills, Stevie Wonder, Robert Johnson and others for Arkansas Sounds' "The Roots of American Music," 7 p.m., CALS Ron Robinson Theater, $10. The Josh Parks Band goes live at Markham Street Grill and Pub, 8:30 p.m., free. Lame Johnny, Tribe Alive and Awkward Peach share a bill at Vino's, 8 p.m., $7. Andy Tanas kicks off the weekend with a free show at Cajun's, 5:30 p.m., free; catch Memphis Yahoos at 9 p.m., $5. The Squarshers take the stage at Kings Live Music in Conway, with an opening set from The Going Jessies, 8:30 p.m., $5. Mayday By Midnight entertains at Oaklawn Racing & Gaming's Silks Bar & Grill, 10 p.m. Fri-Sat., free.

SATURDAY 8/11

Miss Gay Arkansas crowns a new queen for 2018 at Discovery Nightclub, 8 p.m., $20. "Good Girls Gone Bad" holds sway for the evening's drag show at Sway, 9 p.m. En Vogue revives girl group harmonies at Magic Springs Theme & Water Park's Timberwood Amphitheater, 7 p.m., see magicsprings.com for details. Calliope Musicals blend neon visuals, xylosynth and Devo deadpan for a rock party at Stickyz, 8:30 p.m., $8. Gil Franklin plays a set at Hibernia Irish Tavern, 7:30 p.m. Vino's hosts a triple threat of a bill with sets from Colour Design, Sumokem and I Was Afraid, 8 p.m., $7. Book nerds, take note: the Arkansas Book & Paper Show showcases first editions, rarities and collectible books, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun.), Jacksonville Community Center, 5 Municipal Drive, $5. Oakland, Calif., rapper and Gemini embodied G-Eazy gives a concert at the Walmart AMP in Rogers, 6:30 p.m., $85-$189. Night Ranger and Dennis DeYoung: The Music of Styx perform at Oaklawn's Finish Line Theater, 7 p.m., $55-$70. King's in Conway hosts a show from Dawson Hollow, with Chris Tarkington and Sean Dixon, 8:30 p.m., $5. Local celebrities face off in the Lip Sync Battle benefiting the Make-A-Wish Mid-South Foundation, 7 p.m., Robinson Center Performance Hall, $30. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art's Forest Concert Series features concerts from 1 Oz. Jig and Jamie Lou Connolly and friends, 7 p.m., $10. Greg Madden plays Cajun's for happy hour, 5:30 p.m., free, and after dinner, Just Sayin' takes the stage, 9 p.m., $5.

SUNDAY 8/12

Tyrannosaurus Chicken takes its trance-inducing "psychedelta" to the Rev Room for Nightflying's "Cabin Fever 4," with sets from Hooker Red, Crash Meadows, Andy Tanas, Westbound Revival and Soulstice, 7 p.m., $10. Murphy Arts District's Gen-X Summer Tour features sets from Buckcherry, P.O.D., LIT and Alien Ant Farm, 8 p.m., $30-$40. The Boomers perform at the Faulkner County Library in Conway, 2 p.m., free.

MONDAY 8/13

Lamb of God, Anthrax, Testament and Napalm Death get loud at the Walmart AMP in Rogers, 5 p.m., $50-$90. Newly revived Nashville rock trio The Pink Spiders spins catchy hooks and crunchy guitar at Stickyz, with Dangerous Idiots, 8 p.m., $10-$12.

TUESDAY 8/14

Singer-songwriter Micah Schnabel returns to the White Water Tavern, 9 p.m. Brian Nahlen entertains at Fletcher Library for CALS' "Sounds in the Stacks" series, 6:30 p.m., free.

WEDNESDAY 8/15

Frontman Joseph Settine charms at Stickyz with soulful falsetto and backing outfit The Brook & The Bluff, 8 p.m., $10. Guitarist and country superstar Keith Urban gives a concert at the Walmart AMP in Rogers, with Lindsay Ell, 7:30 p.m., $39-$225.


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Pressure to take down America’s monuments honoring slain Confederate soldiers and the generals who led them didn’t start with Charlottesville. But the deadly violence that rocked the Virginia college town a year ago gave the issue an explosive momentum.

Confederate monuments at public parks, county courthouses and college campuses fell almost daily for weeks after a speeding car killed a woman and injured dozens in Charlottesville on Aug. 12, 2017. The vehicle plowed into a crowd protesting a gathering of white supremacists whose stated goal was to protect a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee.

At least 30 Confederate monuments have been uprooted in the year since the Charlottesville clashes, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. Groups including the Sons of Confederate Veterans complain America is purging history. Others say the monuments romanticize the Confederacy and downplay its defense of slavery and racism.

Many more Confederate monuments remain standing. Seven Southern states have laws protecting them.

Here’s a look at some key monument battles in Charlottesville’s aftermath.

Prosecuting a takedown

A 2015 law in North Carolina essentially prohibits permanent removal of Confederate monuments on public property without approval from state lawmakers. Protesters in Durham took matters into their own hands using a ladder and a rope – and found themselves charged with rioting and vandalism.

It was Aug. 14, two days after the violence in Charlottesville, when an angry crowd gathered around a monument to Confederate soldiers outside a former courthouse building. A woman climbed a ladder and attached a rope to the bronze statue. Protesters yanked it down.

The woman on the ladder, 22-year-old college student Takiyah Thompson, was among a dozen protesters charged with crimes in the monument takedown.

None of the cases stuck. A judge found one defendant not guilty and dismissed charges against two others. On Feb. 20, six months after the statue came down, Durham District Attorney Roger Echols dropped all remaining prosecutions.

A 2015 state law essentially prevents permanent removal of Confederate monuments unless the General Assembly agrees to it.

‘Quickly and quietly’

Like other U.S. cities, Baltimore began reconsidering its Confederate monuments before Charlottesville gave the issue new urgency.

After the 2015 slayings of nine black church members in Charleston, South Carolina, by an avowed white supremacist, Baltimore named a special commission that spent a year reviewing four monuments on Baltimore city property. The panel ultimately urged the city to keep two Confederate monuments, with some changes. It advocated removing two others, including a monument honoring Gens. Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson.

They remained standing for almost another year before Mayor Catherine Pugh ordered all four taken down Aug. 15, 2017, after the violence in Charlottesville. City crews dismantled them in the dead of night.

The Maryland Sons of Confederate Veterans complained that Baltimore acted without approval from the Maryland Historical Trust. Pugh said waiting would have risked more violence.

“It was important that we move quickly and quietly,” Pugh said.

Finding a loophole

Civil rights groups wanted Confederate statues out of public parks in Memphis, arguing they glorified racism in a city where most residents are black. But Tennessee’s Heritage Protection Act prohibited removing monuments to U.S. military figures on public land.

Memphis city leaders sought a waiver in 2016 to relocate one monument – a statue of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, who had also been a slave trader and Ku Klux Klan leader. Their petition was denied.

After Charlottesville’s bloody protests, the Memphis City Council looked for new options. And they found a loophole. On Dec. 20, the city sold the two public parks for $1,000 apiece to a nonprofit group. Almost immediately, the new owner took down the Forrest monument as well as statues of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Capt. J. Harvey Mathes.

A judge upheld the move. Tennessee legislators were outraged. They soon amended the law to close the loophole. The state House also stripped $250,000 for Memphis’ bicentennial celebration from a budget bill.

Monument Avenue

Take down Jefferson Davis, but leave standing statues of Gen. Robert E. Lee and three other Confederate officers.

A commission delivered those recommendations in July to city officials in Richmond, Virginia, after spending nearly a year considering five Confederate statues along Monument Avenue in the former Confederate capital.

Virginia has one of the oldest state laws protecting war monuments. Richmond’s city attorney warned that removing any of the statues would risk fines and possible criminal charges.

Still, the commission urged removing the monument to Davis, saying its design “most unabashedly” romanticizes the South while downplaying the role of slavery in the Civil War.

Lee’s monument stands on state property, meaning the city can’t move it. The commission said statues of J.E.B. Stuart, Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson and Confederate naval commander Matthew Fontaine Maury should stay, but with new signs or plaques to add historical context.

City officials haven’t taken action. Meanwhile, vandals splattered the Lee monument’s base with red paint in early August, about a week before the Charlottesville anniversary.

Confederate Rushmore

Carved into a mountainside, the towering Confederate figures of Stone Mountain have shown a rock-solid resistance to the wave of toppling Southern monuments.

The giant sculpture of Jefferson Davis and Gens. Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson has long made Stone Mountain Park near Atlanta one of Georgia’s top tourist attractions. After the bloodshed in Charlottesville, the Democrat running to become the state’s next governor said it’s “a blight on our state and should be removed.”

Stacey Abrams would be the first black woman elected governor of a U.S. state if she wins in November.

Demolishing the granite monument would be tough, and not just because of its imposing scale. Stone Mountain is protected by its own state law that mandates the carving “be preserved and protected for all time.”

Confronted about her criticism of Stone Mountain at a recent event, Abrams said the sculpture was created “to terrify African Americans.” But she also hedged on whether it should be destroyed.

“I never once said sandblast, but I did say that we should do something about the fact that we have this massive monument to domestic terrorism without context and without information,” Abrams said. “And I believe absolutely the state should not be paying for a monument to domestic terrorism.”


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          Receptionist - Artisent Floors - Memphis, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Artisent Floors is a fast growing, full service flooring company, and we’re looking for the right people to join our team....
From Indeed - Thu, 02 Aug 2018 13:33:24 GMT - View all Memphis, TN jobs
          Receptionist - Millennia Housing Management - Memphis, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The receptionist must have the ability to professionally answer a multi-line phone system, multi-task in an extremely fast paced environment, the ability to...
From Millennia Housing Management - Fri, 27 Jul 2018 17:54:25 GMT - View all Memphis, TN jobs
          Leasing Consultant - BG Staffing - BG Multifamily - Memphis, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Currently looking for experienced Leasing Specialists to fill openings in the apartment industry. Have a strong work ethic with reliability and dependability.... $9 - $10 an hour
From Indeed - Fri, 20 Jul 2018 21:58:37 GMT - View all Memphis, TN jobs
          Dental Assistant (Part-Time) - Community Heath Care Organization - Memphis, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Dental Assistants also carry out chair-side and receptionist duties. Company paid life insurance, voluntary disability insurance and a rich paid time off...
From Indeed - Thu, 19 Jul 2018 21:41:49 GMT - View all Memphis, TN jobs
          Receptionist (Cordova) - Bunzl - Memphis, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
We seek to recruit and retain the right people who are passionate about our business and we provide opportunities for our employees so that they may progress...
From Bunzl - Tue, 17 Jul 2018 15:12:11 GMT - View all Memphis, TN jobs
          Dental Receptionist/Front Desk - American Dental Staffing - Memphis, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Receptionist protect patients rights by maintaining confidentiality of personal and financial information....
From Indeed - Wed, 11 Jul 2018 18:13:01 GMT - View all Memphis, TN jobs
          District Manager - Memphis, TN (2031) - Millennia Housing Management, Ltd - Memphis, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Millennia Housing Management Ltd., an industry leading property management company based in the Midwest, is looking for an experienced *District Manager*....
From Indeed - Mon, 09 Jul 2018 20:08:59 GMT - View all Memphis, TN jobs
          Receptionist/Legal Assistant - Crone Law Firm PLC - Memphis, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Receptionist Position at The Crone Law Firm. The Crone Law Firm, PLC is seeking applications for the position of receptionist.... $13 an hour
From Indeed - Mon, 25 Jun 2018 16:25:11 GMT - View all Memphis, TN jobs
          Certified Medical/Health Assistant (CMA/HCA) - Planned Parenthood Tennessee & North Mississippi - Memphis, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
While intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to review and change this description as needed to maintain...
From Planned Parenthood Tennessee & North Mississippi - Fri, 15 Jun 2018 23:26:04 GMT - View all Memphis, TN jobs
          Medical Receptionist/ Optometric Assistant - Master Eye Associates - Memphis, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Job Description Receptionist/ Optometric Tech. MUST BE ABLE TO WORK WEEKENDS! Optometrist office- needs intelligent, outgoing person with good communication...
From Indeed - Tue, 12 Jun 2018 15:45:59 GMT - View all Memphis, TN jobs
          Take Me to Church: Full Faith and Credit      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
There’s a battle going on in New Orleans-East and at the Louisiana Bond Commission, over acquisition of a 442-unit apartment complex known as Hidden Lakes. GMF -- Global Ministries Foundation, based in Memphis, Tennessee --is the buyer. “We have almost 11-thousand units in eight states, as a faith-based housing development corporation,” GMF president Rev. Richard Hamlet told Louisiana’s Bond Commission last month. Among those units are nearly 2500 apartments in Louisiana; in Lafayette, Lake Charles, and the greater New Orleans area. GMF is asking the bond commission to guarantee $24.5 million dollars so they can buy, renovate and run Hidden Lakes. Area homeowner associations have been fighting it, because it’s Section 8 housing. State Sen. Edwin Murray has been facilitating meetings between homeowners’ associations and GMF property management, in an effort to resolve the impasse.
          IT Customer Service Technician - Hub Group - Memphis, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Understanding of the businesses supported by Technology Services and the impact of new technologies and systems on that business....
From Hub Group - Fri, 20 Jul 2018 22:52:48 GMT - View all Memphis, TN jobs
          Ingin Pindah Klub, Depay Beri Isyarat ke AC Milan?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Liputan6.com, Jakarta Bintang Olympique Lyon, Memphis Depay, seperti memberi isyarat kepada AC Milan. Ini setelah Depay mengatakan ingin pindah klub.

Seperti diketahui, Depay bergabung dengan Lyon pada Januari 2017 lalu. Lyon kemudian membeli Depay secara permanen pada musim 2017/18 dengan harga 16 juta euro dari Manchester United.

Pemain asal Belanda itu mampu tampil apik untuk Lyon musim lalu. Bermain pada 36 laga di Ligue 1, Depay menyumbangkan 19 gol untuk Lyon. Dia juga membawa timnya di posisi ketiga klasemen dan bermain di Liga Champions musim ini.

Depay secara terbuka mengaku ingin pindah dari Lyon dan bermain di klub yang lebih besar. Namun begitu, dia juga tetap fokus dengan Lyon pada musim 2018/19 yang segera dimulai.

Kode untuk Milan?

Aksi Pemain Lyon, Memphis Depay (kanan) merayakan golnya ke gawang Everton pada laga grup E Europe League di Groupama Stadium, Lyon, (2/11/2017). Everton kalah 0-3. (AP/Laurent Cipriani)#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

Nama Memphis Depay kerap dikaitkan dengan Milan. Meskipun peluang ke Milan kini mengecil, kemungkinan itu belum tertutup sama sekali. Apalagi, Milan akan melepas dua penyerang Andre Silva dan Nikola Kalinic. Bakal ada ruang untuk Depay di Milan.

"Saya senang dengan kondisi di Lyon. Tapi, sudah tentu saya ingin pindah ke klub yang lebih besar. Tapi, saya tidak bisa mengatakan kapan itu akan terjadi," kata Depay.

"Jika memang saya harus bertahan, atau ketika Ligue 1 dimulai, saya akan memberikan 100 persen kemampuan untuk Lyon," tegas Depay.

Sempat Meredup di MU

Nama Depay besar ketika bermain untuk PSG. Pada musim 2014/15, dia sukses menjadi top scorer Eredivisie dengan 22 gol. Saat itulah, United yang dilatih oleh Louis van Gaal membeli Depay, tapi kariernya surut bersama United.

"Jika Anda bertanya pada semua pemain, maka mereka pasti ingin bermain klub dan liga-liga besar. Jika klub besar datang pada saya, saya harus bicara dengan mereka dan juga Lyon."

"Saya bahagia di Lyon dan saya senang kami punya pemain berkualitas di sini," tandas Depay.

Sumber: bola.net


          Ingin Pindah Klub, Depay Beri Isyarat ke AC Milan?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Liputan6.com, Jakarta Bintang Olympique Lyon, Memphis Depay, seperti memberi isyarat kepada AC Milan. Ini setelah Depay mengatakan ingin pindah klub.

Seperti diketahui, Depay bergabung dengan Lyon pada Januari 2017 lalu. Lyon kemudian membeli Depay secara permanen pada musim 2017/18 dengan harga 16 juta euro dari Manchester United.

Pemain asal Belanda itu mampu tampil apik untuk Lyon musim lalu. Bermain pada 36 laga di Ligue 1, Depay menyumbangkan 19 gol untuk Lyon. Dia juga membawa timnya di posisi ketiga klasemen dan bermain di Liga Champions musim ini.

Depay secara terbuka mengaku ingin pindah dari Lyon dan bermain di klub yang lebih besar. Namun begitu, dia juga tetap fokus dengan Lyon pada musim 2018/19 yang segera dimulai.

Kode untuk Milan?

Aksi Pemain Lyon, Memphis Depay (kanan) merayakan golnya ke gawang Everton pada laga grup E Europe League di Groupama Stadium, Lyon, (2/11/2017). Everton kalah 0-3. (AP/Laurent Cipriani)#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

Nama Memphis Depay kerap dikaitkan dengan Milan. Meskipun peluang ke Milan kini mengecil, kemungkinan itu belum tertutup sama sekali. Apalagi, Milan akan melepas dua penyerang Andre Silva dan Nikola Kalinic. Bakal ada ruang untuk Depay di Milan.

"Saya senang dengan kondisi di Lyon. Tapi, sudah tentu saya ingin pindah ke klub yang lebih besar. Tapi, saya tidak bisa mengatakan kapan itu akan terjadi," kata Depay.

"Jika memang saya harus bertahan, atau ketika Ligue 1 dimulai, saya akan memberikan 100 persen kemampuan untuk Lyon," tegas Depay.

Sempat Meredup di MU

Nama Depay besar ketika bermain untuk PSG. Pada musim 2014/15, dia sukses menjadi top scorer Eredivisie dengan 22 gol. Saat itulah, United yang dilatih oleh Louis van Gaal membeli Depay, tapi kariernya surut bersama United.

"Jika Anda bertanya pada semua pemain, maka mereka pasti ingin bermain klub dan liga-liga besar. Jika klub besar datang pada saya, saya harus bicara dengan mereka dan juga Lyon."

"Saya bahagia di Lyon dan saya senang kami punya pemain berkualitas di sini," tandas Depay.

Sumber: bola.net


          More Stuff I Ate      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Mama Gaia — the vegetarian restaurant in Crosstown Concourse — has a few new menu items, so I popped in for lunch yesterday to try a couple. This is the Memphia Burger — housemade veggie patty with BBQ sauce & slaw — and Potato Tokens. They previously had potato wedges, but these are better. They're crisper. So good! Also, just FYI Memphis friends, Mama Gaia's Concourse location has new hours. They're now open for lunch only, 10:30 am-3 pm Monday-Friday and 11 am-3 pm on Saturday and Sunday.


Have we talked about how much I love tahini? Well, I do. I love it on bowls, like this one with quinoa, Tofurky sausage, okra, squash, bell pepper, and mushrooms. I made a tahini sauce by mixing tahini with a little Better Than Bouillon Roasted Garlic paste.


I got heirloom tomatoes and basil in a recent CSA, so you know what that means? Caprese Salad! Only problem — there's nowhere in Memphis to buy Miyoko's Creamery Vegan Mozz. Thankfully, I found some at the Little Rock Whole Foods this past weekend. I've been enjoying these yummy salads all week.


I also grabbed some of Whole Foods' Vegan Buffalo Chicken Salad in Little Rock. I love this stuff, and their deli sells it. But our Memphis Whole Foods doesn't have it. I always grab some when I'm there. It's made with soy chicken, and it's fantastic. Perfect atop fresh CSA salad greens with CSA cucumber and Just For All Vegan Ranch.




          Robotic exoskeleton takes center stage at Baptist facility      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
In quasi-futuristic action movies, robotic exoskeletons help the good guys jump higher, run faster and punch harder. But, in real-life Memphis, their goal is much more powerful. They're being used to help stroke victims and patients with spinal cord injuries walk again. Baptist Memorial Rehabilitation Hospital is the first health care facility in Tennessee to offer the EksoGT robotic exoskeleton. It has been using the technology for the past few months. "We have patie nts who are little ladies… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
          IT Customer Service Technician - Hub Group - Memphis, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Understanding of the businesses supported by Technology Services and the impact of new technologies and systems on that business....
From Hub Group - Fri, 20 Jul 2018 22:52:48 GMT - View all Memphis, TN jobs
          IT Customer Service Technician - Hub Group - Memphis, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Understanding of the businesses supported by Technology Services and the impact of new technologies and systems on that business....
From Hub Group - Fri, 20 Jul 2018 22:52:48 GMT - View all Memphis, TN jobs
          Too Many Hot Chips a Recipe for Stomach Trouble?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The staff at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis, TN, took part this week in an unusual taste test.
          Re: Tubby Smith Out as Tiger Basketball Coach      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Other than donating to the late, great Larry Finch's bronze statue, I will not give a dime to the Memphis basketball program til they get their act together.

I thought it was only in Alabama and Louisiana where, if you won a gazilion and lost one, you were fired and replaced.
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          Sinema - Aile Arasında - İSTANBUL      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

- Filmin fragmanıBu hafta 10 film vizyona girecek - Jason Statham'un başrolünde yer aldığı aksiyon ve bilim kurgu filmi "Meg: Derinlerdeki Dehşet" izleyiciyle buluşacak - Gülse Birsel'in senaryosunu yazdığı, Ozan Açıktan'ın yönettiği komedi filmi "Aile Arasında" ikinci kez vizyona girecek - Amerikan bağımsız sinemasının öncülerinden Jim Jarmusch'un Türkiye'de bu hafta vizyona girecek 1989 yapımı filmi "Gizem Treni", yolları bir otelde kesişen insanların hikayelerini anlatıyorİSTANBUL (AA) - Türkiye'deki sinema salonlarında bu hafta 3'ü yerli 10 film vizyona girecek.İngiliz aksiyon ve dövüş filmlerinin aranan oyuncusu Jason Statham, Ruby Rose, Rainn Wilson, Cliff Curtis, Robert Taylor ve Bingbing Li'nin oynadığı aksiyon ve bilim kurgu filmi "Meg: Derinlerdeki Dehşet" izleyiciyle buluşacak.Yaşadığı korkunç bir olaydan sonra her şeyini kaybeden denizci bir subayın, aradan yıllar geçtikten sonra başka görev için çağrılmasını ve denizdeki kurtarma operasyonuna katılmadan önce korkularıyla yüzleşmesini konu alıyor.Steve Alten'ın bilim - kurgu ve korku özelliklerini taşıyan aynı adlı roman serisinden sinemaya uyarlanan filmin yönetmen koltuğunda "Phenomenon" filmi ve "National Treasure" serisiyle tanınan Jon Turteltaub oturuyor. - "Beni Satan Casus"Mila Kunis ve Kate McKinnon'ın başrolleri paylaştığı "Beni Satan Casus", iki yakın arkadaştan birinin, kendisini terk eden sevgilisinin ajan olduğunu keşfetmesiyle ikilinin içine atıldıkları macerayı beyaz perdeye taşıyacak.Mila Kunis ile Kate McKinnon ikilisinin yanı sıra, Justin Theroux, Gillian Anderson, Sam Heughan ve Olafur Darri Olafsson gibi isimlerin rol aldığı filmin yönetmenliğini Susanna Fogel yaptı. - "Gizem Treni"Amerikan bağımsız sinemasının öncülerinden Jim Jarmusch'un Türkiye'de bu hafta vizyona girecek olan 1989 yapımı filmi "Gizem Treni", yolları bir otelde kesişen insanların komik hikayelerinden oluşuyor.Memphis'te geçen 3 ayrı hikayeden oluşan film, aynı oteli uğrak yeri yapan ama hiç karşılaşmayan insanları, bir trenin çektiği üç ayrı vagon misali anlatıyor.ABD ve Japonya ortak yapımı filmde Masatoshi Nagase, Yuki Kudo, Screamin Jay Hawkins, Cinque Lee, Rufus Thomas, Jodie Markell, Elizabeth Bracco, Nicoletta Braschi, Tom Noonan, Joe Strummer, Steve Buscemi ve Tom Waits oynuyor. - "Dovlatov""Under Electric Clouds"un yönetmeni Alexey German Jr'in dünya prömiyeri Berlin'de yapılan yeni filmi "Dovlatov", Sergei Dovlatov'un hayatından altı günü anlatırken, bu hikaye üzerinden dönemin entelektüel çevresi ve onların Sovyetler Birliği'yle ilişkisinin portresini sunuyor.Rusya, Polonya ve Sırbistan ortak yapımı filmin oyuncu kadrosunda Milan Maric, Danila Kozlovsky, Helena Sujecka, Artur Beschastny ve Elena Lyadova yer alıyor. - "Durumunu Güncelle"Scott Speer'in yönettiği, Ross Lynch, Olivia Holt, Harvey Guillen, Courtney Eaton, Gregg Sulkin, Brec Bassinger ve Maude Green'in rol aldığı "Durumunu Güncelle", telefonuna yüklediği uygulamada paylaştığı tüm gönderilerin gerçeğe dönüştüğünü fark eden bir gencin hikayesini anlatıyor. - "Çılgın Baskın"Dany Boon'un yönettiği ve başrolünü Alice Pol, Michel Blanc Yvan Attal ve Sabine Azema ile paylaştığı "Çılgın Baskın", tehlikeli operasyonlarda görev alan özel time girmeye çalışan bir kadının maceralarını odağına alıyor. - "Bitmeyen Gece"Brad Baruh'un yönetmenliğini yaptığı korku filmi "Bitmeyen Gece"nin başrollerinde Brea Grant, Alison Haislip, Barbara Crampton, AJ Bowen ve Gina Comparetto rol aldı.Senaryosu da Brad Baruh'a ait olan film, hafta sonu tatili için çocuklarıyla ıssız bir bölgede bir kulübeyi kiralayan çiftin başına gelen olaylar etrafında dönüyor. - "Ev Kadını"Can Evrenol yönetmenliğindeki haftanın yerli korku filmi "Ev Kadını", kız kardeşi ve babası, annesi tarafından öldürülen genç bir kadının, bir yandan annesini bu feci eyleme iten nedenleri araştırırken bir yandan da kendi hayatının anlamını çözmeye çalışmasını konu ediniyor.Fransız aktris Clementine Poidatz'ın başrolünde oynadığı filmde genç oyuncuya yan rollerde Danimarkalı oyuncu David Sakurai ve Defne Halman eşlik ediyor. - "Sera"Adem Uğur'un yönettiği "Sera", bir süredir kabuslarla boğuşan bir doktorun, psikiyatri bölümünde yatan Sera adındaki kadınla tanıştıktan sonra yaşanılanları konu ediniyor.Gerilim türündeki filmde, Deniz Sarıbaş, Atılgan Gümüş, Cem Özer, Fırat Çöloğlu ve Nehir Büyükakçay oynuyor. - "Aile Arasında"Gülse Birsel'in senaryosunu yazdığı, Engin Günaydın, Demet Evgar, Erdal Özyağcılar, Devrim Yakut, Şevket Çoruh, Gülse Birsel, Ayta Sözeri ve Rıza Akın gibi isimlerin oynadığı komedi filmi "Aile Arasında" bu hafta ikinci kez izleyiciyle buluşacak.

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          memphisdepay      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Let the season start baby! 😁⚽️❤️👉🏽🙎🏽‍♂️👈🏽 #YKTALK
          Foot - L1 - OL : Depay «Je veux aller dans un plus grand club»      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
 Memphis Depay a évoqué après l'amical contre Chelsea (0-0) qu'il aimerait jouer dans un plus grand club dans un futur plus ou moins proche.
          Redbirds Roster Changing Again As Cardinals Revamp Outfield      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Another week, another makeover for the Memphis Redbirds' roster. Nothing new. After the St. Louis Cardinals used the trade deadline to restock and reconfigure the farm system creating opportunities for prospects, the Redbirds' outfield got a fast remodel. So far, indications are promising with
          Chamber to serve as S.A.I.L. program manager      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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The Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce recently named Victoria Sexton to serve as the S.A.I.L. program manager.
Sexton is a native of Memphis, Tennessee, and moved to Ruston, in 2014.
She graduated from Mississippi State University in 2013 with a degree in political science and public administration with a minor in non-profit management.
She has worked at First National Bank — The Uncommon Bank since 2015 as an executive assistant, social media manager and now a mortgage loan officer.

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          Re: Tubby Smith Out as Tiger Basketball Coach      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Other than donating to the late, great Larry Finch's bronze statue, I will not give a dime to the Memphis basketball program til they get their act together.

I thought it was only in Alabama and Louisiana where, if you won a gazilion and lost one, you were fired and replaced.
Posted by Truly_Southern1
          Re: Overton Square Hotel Slated to Open in 2020      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
What the hell are they teaching architecture students in school these days? This building is hideous.
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          Re: Goodbye Colonel Tommy      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
I was the Elvis Impersonator for the weddings that he did at the Java Cabana for about 5 years. On Valentines day I easily made $1000 and I always loved to hear his message on my answering machine.
Posted by John M Hemphill
          Re: Greenspace Looks to Recreate Parks Formerly Home to Confederate Statues      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Kevin, even a yankee can tell the difference between celebrating freedom and celebrating slavery. Or say the difference between the Miss America pageant and a rape video.
Posted by crackoamerican
          IWA Wrestling Vol. 1 - Best Of The 70s      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Video: IWA Wrestling Vol. 1 - Best Of The 70s
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Studio: Taylor Marketing & All-Star Wrestling
The IWA was the first wrestling promotion to have a television program nationwide. Promoters Eddie Eihorn and Pedro Martinez put together a huge talent pool that would provide a national and international promotion with more stars than any other promotion had ever done. The list of stars in this first of many to come DVD series is like a who's who of the 1970's wrestling superstars. The IWA spared no expense to give the fans only the best. Jack Reynolds was a well noted and household name for his coverage of professional wrestling. Tex McKenzie not only wrestled, but also filled in as the color analyst. Ring announcing was handled by Rick Martin, who in real life was son of promoter, Pedro Martinez, his given name was Ronnie Martinez. They all provided professional insight and knowledge of the king of sports, professional wrestling. Not that Big Time Wrestling from Detroit had to take any back seats.

Featured here are a few of the Big Time Wrestling moments with the wisdom of Veteran mic man Chuck Allen and his partner Terry Sullivan filling us in on the action and shows coming up and the latest news. But the bonus here is the Memphis match that features the silver tongue, Lance Russell. Russell was like a good friend telling you always what was on his mind. The guys on the "stick" were a huge part of thousands of Wrestling fans on Saturday morning and the golden era of the 70s.

Stars: Barb Owens, Beverly Shade, Bonnie Steel, Masked Beauty, Beautiful Bruce, Bobo Brazil, Buddy Porter, Bulldog Brower, Bulldog Don Kent, Dick The Bruiser, Dino Bravo, Dominic Denucci, Dory Funk Jr., Erik the red, Ernie Ladd, Gary Fargo, Gino Brito, Goliath, Ivan Koloff, Jerry Lawler, Karl Krupp, Kurt Von Hess, Lar Anderson, Love Bros., Luis Martinez, Mark Lewin, Martell Bros., Mighty Igor, Mil Mascaras, Nelson Royal, Ox Baxter, Pampeno Firpo, Pierre LaFive, Rick Gardner, Ron Donney, Rujet Woods, Sika Anoa'i, Sky LoLo, The Sheik, Thunderbolt Patterson, Tim Wilson, Tom Reeseman, Wendell Burgess

          Mercato OL : Memphis Depay annonce qu'il souhaite rejoindre un plus grand club      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Bien qu'il se sente bien à Lyon, Memphis Depay a laissé entendre qu'il ne souhaitait pas s'éterniser à l'OL. En effet en marge de la rencontre opposant l'Olympique Lyonnais à Chelsea, l'attaquant Néerlandais a déclaré au micro de BeIN Sports vouloir rejoindre un plus grand club.


          Najlepsze zagrania sezonu 2017-18: Memphis Grizzlies (29)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          I Am Not Your Enemy      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

"The Fake News hates me saying that they are the Enemy of the People only because they know it's TRUE. I am providing a great service by explaining this to the American People. They purposely cause great division & distrust. They can also cause War! They are very dangerous & sick." — President Donald J. Trump

I've purposely avoided writing about Donald Trump in recent weeks, choosing instead to focus on local issues. But enough is enough. The president of the United States is melting down, becoming increasingly unhinged. None of us can afford to ignore this stuff.

In the past week, via tweet, Trump has declared war on the free press; compared his former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, to Al Capone; told his attorney general to stop the Mueller investigation; claimed the California wildfires are being caused by letting rivers run to the sea; launched a personal attack on LeBron James(!); and threw his own son under the bus by proclaiming that Junior — and other members of the president's campaign team — knowingly met to get dirt on Hillary Clinton from Russian operatives but that it was "totally legal." This, even though Trump's own lawyers have admitted the president dictated a cover letter claiming the meeting was to discuss Russian adoption issues. And the undeniable fact that the meeting was anything but "totally legal," even though in the right-wing-o-sphere, "collusion is fine" is the new "no collusion!"

It's hard to keep up, I know. It's lie upon lie upon lie. It's day after day. It's mind-numbing. But the collusion — or conspiracy or treason or whatever name you give it — is right out in the open now, easy to see for anyone who's paying attention.

And how do we pay attention? We watch the news. We read newspapers and magazines and news websites. And with the notable exception of America's Pravda — Fox News — those media outlets are reporting things that make it clear the president's campaign — and likely, the president himself — was thoroughly and completely entangled in the Russian meddling in our 2016 electoral process. And probably in money laundering before that.

This is why Trump's last, best shot is to convince as many Americans as possible that they shouldn't believe what they're reading and seeing in the news and should instead just believe Fearless Leader. Trump knows the truth will not set him free. The truth will destroy him.

The scariest part of all this is not the president's behavior, though his mendacity, crassness, and xenophobia are certainly beyond the historical pale. No, the scariest part is that so many Republicans who know the truth — who know this is wrong — are remaining silent. The best-case scenario you can make for them is that they fear alienating Trump's base. The worst-case scenario is that they — like the NRA — have dirtied their hands with Russian money. The coming months will test the republic.

Meanwhile, Trump's impulsive and reflexive tariffs are backfiring on manufacturers and farmers in the heartland (including Tennessee). Gas prices are rising. And Trump's foreign policy skills make Sasha Baron Cohen look like Kissinger: Little Rocket Man got concessions then went back to building nuclear weapons; Iran's leaders are basically calling him an empty suit; and Putin works him like a Dollar Store yo-yo.

All Trump has left is to hold increasingly smaller and more desperate rallies, where he can weave tales of his greatness and demonize the bearers of all this fake bad news. But the bad news isn't fake, and he knows it. And the angry know-nothings in his audience (and your clueless friends on Facebook) can't save him from the long arm of the law. Or the upcoming mid-terms.

Finally, even though Trump has labeled people like me an "enemy of the people," I'd like to help him out. There are a couple of errors in the president's tweet above. Using my skills as a professional editor, I've written a more accurate one:

"I call the press the Enemy of the People only because I hate the truth. I am providing a great disservice to the American People by creating division & distrust. I can also cause War! I am very dangerous & sick."

There. That's better.


          Historic Status      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
City set to vote on new guidelines for historic districts

After months of delay, Cooper-Young and Speedway Terrace residents' time in historic district limbo may be coming to an end.

The Memphis City Council voted to approve both neighborhoods' historic overlay status earlier this year, but held the minutes pertaining to each until an ordinance with clearly defined guidelines could be drafted.

Now, the new ordinance making rules for historic districts more standardized is set for its third and final reading before the council on Tuesday.

The ordinance will make a few key changes in the process to become an historic district, as well as to the guidelines that govern established districts, Councilman Kemp Conrad, its sponsor, said.

The new law creates a threshold to apply for historic designation, something Conrad said was never in place before. It also defines what can be demolished within historic districts.

The ordinance might also shake up the structure of the Memphis Landmarks Commission, the nine-member body that currently reviews matters in historic districts. Two home builders are to be appointed to the commission, as Conrad said "it makes sense the industry is represented."

"Before Cooper-Young, it had been a long time since we've designated new historic districts," Conrad said. "And the ones that recently came before us include thousands of acres and hundreds of properties. We needed to make sure some thought went into it because you are giving up property rights to another group of people."

The new ordinance is "a document that everyone likes," something Conrad said he didn't think was possible. It's important to preserve history, but the regulations to do that "can't be too stringent."

"We have to have infill development and growth," Conrad said. "It's about finding the balance."

Justin Gillis, a member of the Speedway Terrace Neighborhood Association, somewhat agrees, calling the final draft of the ordinance a "reasonable, well-thought-out compromise."

"It was frustrating, it was ugly, and it was sausage-making politics at its best," Gillis said. "But it turned out okay."

Gillis along with leaders from other neighborhoods met with Conrad, representatives from the West TN Builders Association, and others to create the ordinance.

"Initially residents were at odds with the builders," Gillis said. "But we were able to give and take to reach a consensus that is promising and works well for everyone."

Robert Hatfield, with the Cooper-Young Community Association, said the ordinance may not be perfect, but he is ready for the "perpetual uncertainty" to end.

"At the end of the day, we are stuck between a rock and hard place," Hatfield said. "In order to get permanent designation for the neighborhood, the ordinance has to pass. We just need to get it passed even though it may not be everything that we want it to be."

Since state law says "sufficiently pending" legislation should be applied as law, Cooper-Young and Speedway Terrace have been operating as historic districts since approved. Hatfield said the Landmarks Commission has already made some good decisions: "We can already see the benefit."

"I hope the efforts of the neighborhoods aren't hurt or damaged, and I hope we don't lose this tool to preserve our neighborhood," Hatfield said.


          Most Shelby County Election Results Were Predictable      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Republicans were not the only ones dismayed at the results of the August 2nd election. To be sure, the GOP took a licking in races for countywide positions, and they lost a swing district on the Shelby County Commission, giving Democrats a decisive 8-5 majority for the next four years. But, with the exception of Democrat Michael Whaley's win in District 5, a city swing district, Shelby County Republicans held their own in localized one-on-one competition. On a countywide scale, though, the GOP fared less well, even in nonpartisan races. Two judicial candidates bearing Republican endorsements — David Rudolph and Jennifer S. Nichols — went down in defeat, despite having the advantage of being incumbents, albeit as recent interim appointees.

In a general way, the law of averages is what determined the outcomes. Yes, there are in theory more Democrats than Republicans in Shelby County; this year, unlike the case in 2010 and 2014, there was a general consensus in both parties that, quality-wise, Democratic candidates were as good as — if not better than — than their Republican counterparts, and, for a change, adequately funded. Crossover voting in the GOP's direction, a factor in the previous two elections, was virtually non-existent this year. 

Similarly, there is the related fact that there are more African Americans in Shelby County than whites, and, while post-racial results have been known to occur in local elections (think Steve Cohen or, when he still had a bloom on, A C Wharton), it would seem to be human nature that, all else being equal, people will vote for their racial group-mates. Accordingly, in relatively close races between blacks and whites, the racial factor tilted toward African Americans.

Finally, in local politics as in state and national elections, women have steadily become a more active force, and people, including other women, who in the binary sense are yet another majority, have no compunction in voting for women.

Taking those three factors into account — party, race, and gender — a fairly reliable rule-of-thumb can be stated that, where any two are present, they can be decisive for the candidate on the majority side of the ledger. 

Thus, Democrat John Boatner Jr., a white candidate in the primary for Congress in the 8th Congressional District, was at a disadvantage in his contest with Erika Stotts Pearson, an African American. And, while Boatner had more money and was clearly the more active of the two candidates (omnipresent at campaign events, and with several large yard signs bearing his name on upscale sections of Walnut Grove Road), he was a first-time candidate, and, as a white male contending with an African American female, was on the wrong side of the arithmetic. (In his case, too, the power of the city vote, where Democrats are numerous, out-did the party's rather scanty presence these days in the West Tennessee counties that comprise the rest of the district.)

A few other upsets reflect various versions of the Democratic/black/female tilt.

Circuit court Judge Rudolph had, by general consent, performed well after his 2017 appointment by Governor Haslam to fill the vacancy left by the retirement of Judge Robert L. "Butch" Childers, and his diligence as a candidate, often in the company of his personable wife, Elizabeth, an administrator at the University of Memphis Law School, could not be faulted. The scion of an East Memphis family, educated at MUS and Vanderbilt, he was well-financed, to boot.

But he was felled by Yolanda Kight, an equally impressive and diligent young black woman from a humble background in South Memphis, who had risen very much by her own efforts to attain the lesser judicial rank of magistrate. Aided also by the "upset" factor which can generate sympathy in an electorate, she ended with a narrow win over Rudolph. 

Another such case was the victory in a Democratic state Senate primary race of Gabby Salinas, whose Colombian family had immigrated to Memphis so that young Gabby could be treated for childhood cancer at St. Jude. On the threshold of being a scientist in her own right, she survived three different bouts with the disease, and, though she was faced with a better-financed opponent, the able and equally appealing Le Bonheur chaplain David Weatherspoon, her backstory may have made the difference. Her next challenge will be, as an advocate of Medicaid expansion, against Republican state Senator Brian Kelsey.

There were other unexpected outcomes. The victories of Joyce Dorse-Coleman and Michelle McKissack over Shelby County Schools Board incumbents Mike Kernell and Chris Caldwell conformed to the above-mentioned formula, though McKissack's in particular also owed much to her support from charter-school advocates. Though hardly a novice in politics, the oft-controversial city Councilwoman Janis Fullilove, victorious as a Democrat over Republican Bobby Simmons for Juvenile Court Clerk, was expected to be shut out of the white vote entirely. Further analysis will determine whether she wasn't or whether she was but was able to prevail anyhow.

Most outcomes on August 2nd conformed to the form sheet. It was a Democratic year, not so much because of a better-than-usual turnout but because their candidates were measurably better than in previous years, staving off the customary flow of crossover Democratic voters to Republican candidates that had marked prior elections. 

In the marquee local races, State Senator Lee Harris for county mayor was clearly an able political figure, as was Chief Deputy Floyd Bonner for sheriff, both of them sufficiently so to attract crossovers of their own to augment what was already their majority standing.  

The Democratic blue wave was no surprise. In the vernacular, this was how it was 'sposed to be.

Ford Canale's win for a a vacant city council position was due to his maintaining establishment support against a field of several candidates breaking up the dissident vote. In the statewide contests, Republican Bill Lee won his gubernatorial primary by being himself; Democrat Karl Dean won his through superior resources and fidelity to a centrist party message. The U.S. Senate primary wins of Democrat Phil Bredesen and Republican Marsha Blackburn were no-brainers.

The final win of the mid-summer election season occurred Monday night at Shelby County Republican headquarters, where a small caucus of steering committee members from the state House District 99 of late state Representative Ron Lollar elected onetime state Senator Tom Leatherwood, outgoing as register and a loser in his race for Circuit Court Clerk, as a compromise choice to run against Democratic nominee Dave Cambron in November.


          Elvis Week Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the "'68 Comeback Special"      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Here's a thought exercise. As rock-and-roll fans descend on Graceland for the double celebration of Elvis Week 2018 and the 50th Anniversary of Elvis' "'68 Comeback" TV special, try to imagine what Memphis might be like today had Singer Presents ... Elvis (as the career-defining NBC special was officially named) been a wholesome Christmas variety show instead of the juggernaut rock and gospel performance that it was. Imagine if Presley's manipulative manager, Colonel Tom Parker, had gotten his way: There would have been no iconic black leather suit. There would have been no gospel medley backed by Darlene Love and the Blossoms. And no reunion of Elvis and his original Sun Studio guitarist, Scotty Moore and drummer DJ Fontana.

If the Colonel had gotten the TV special of his dreams, the alleged King of Rock-and-Roll would have crooned his way through seasonal favorites like "I'll Be Home for Christmas" and an old Frankie Laine song called "I Believe."

"To this day, I don't know why he thought 'I Believe' was a Christmas song because it's not," says the show's producer/director Steve Binder, in recounting his first awkward encounter with Parker.

Binder had been a logical pick to handle Elvis' return to TV, having helmed the landmark The T.A.M.I. Show, a 1964 rock and soul concert film with a dozen emerging British and American acts, including The Rolling Stones, James Brown, The Supremes, The Beach Boys, and Marvin Gaye.

Still, credentials aside, the young director had to make a good impression on ths Colonel. Otherwise the manipulative Parker wouldn't permit a private one-on-one meeting with Elvis.

"I truck out to MGM Studios, where Elvis had just finished a movie, and where the Colonel's offices were," Binder told the Flyer in a recent telephone interview. "And the Colonel hands me a quarter-inch audio tape of 20 Christmas songs that Elvis had recorded and sent out as a gift to disc jockeys all over America as a present. It's got a picture of Elvis surrounded by holly and berries. He told me, 'This is the show that NBC and myself have decided on.'"

Binder had other ideas.

"In my head, instantly, I knew this was a show I'm not going to do," he says. "So I wrote off the meeting. Drove back to my offices on Sunset."

By the time Binder arrived back at an office he shared with his partner, music producer Bones Howe, there was a surprise message waiting for him: "Elvis is going to be in your office tomorrow at 4 p.m."

"If you're looking for trouble, just look right in my face," Presley snarls in the tight opening shot of Singer Presents ... . And it's not like the audience watching at home ever had any real choice in the matter, since the singer's famously sullen mug is framed in an extreme close-up, floating in pitch black background with just a splash of red at his throat.

This is nobody's Christmas show; it's Elvis daring fans and critics alike to judge him — to gaze into the bright, blue, bedroom eyes of a massively disruptive artist from the previous decade, and determine whether or not he was still the rebel rocker from Memphis, or if he'd become Hollywood's toothless Teddy bear, cranking out another round of cheap, non-threatening product.

You'd never know it to look at him, as the camera pulled back and the tune changed from Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller's "Evil" to Jerry Reed's "Guitar Man," but nobody wanted to know the answer to this question more than Elvis.

"What if it fails?" Elvis asked Binder during the first closed-door meeting with his new director. Money for making Elvis movies was drying up, and the special had only come about in the first place as part of a deal the Colonel had struck with NBC while seeking backers to make more.  

"If it fails, your career is over," Binder answered, bluntly. "Nobody will forget the success you had in your early recording career and your movies, but TV is instant. The minute you appear on TV, everybody has an opinion the next morning. If you're successful, all the doors will open and you'll have any choice you want. But it's a gamble, and I can't promise you it's going to be successful."

Presley distrusted TV. The medium had burned him in the past, abetting the moral panic that followed rock-and-roll's big bang in the 1950s. But he was also frustrated in his role as King of B Musicals. He trusted Binder's unvarnished answer and felt comfortable in the director's office. Gold records on the wall, from Howe's work with groups like The 5th Dimension and The Association, made Elvis feel comfortable enough to drop an unsurprising confession. "The recording studio's my turf," he told Binder, allowing that he'd always felt more at home behind a microphone than in front of a movie camera.

"You make a record," Binder said. "I'll put pictures to it."  

Elvis had one personal request. He wanted to put "These Boots Are Made for Walking" arranger and session guitarist Billy Strange in charge of the special's music. Binder agreed instantly.

"This was really the first thing Elvis did outside the womb," Binder says, explaining why he didn't hesitate in regard to his star's one major request. "[Elvis] joined our world instead of me joining his."

There was one small problem with Elvis' first choice though. Strange was working on an album with Nancy Sinatra, and the studio was pressuring him to complete it as fast as possible. When, after several prompts, the over-extended Strange still failed to deliver Elvis' lead sheets in time to start rehearsals, Binder fired him.

"You can't fire me," Strange told Binder. "I've known Elvis a lot better and for a lot longer than you."

"Fine," Binder answered. "Then I'll be gone and you'll be there. But one of us is not going to be there."

Colonel Tom backed the original plan and said Elvis wouldn't show up for rehearsal if Strange wasn't there. Nevertheless, Binder moved forward, convincing New York composer/conductor Billy Goldenberg to take over.

"That changed Elvis' musical life, period," Binder says. Before that, Elvis had never sung live with an orchestra before. He'd go into the studio to record movie soundtracks with his rhythm section only. Then, additional musicians would be brought in to overdub all the parts.

"He loved every note he heard, and he bonded with all the musicians," says Binder, who hired Phil Spector's favorite studio musicians, the Wrecking Crew, and brought in The T.A.M.I. Show and Shindig alums the Blossoms to sing backup.

Blossoms singer and Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame inductee Darlene Love remembers meeting Elvis in the recording studio. "That's where we met Elvis and became friends with him," she told the Flyer. "Especially me because of my gospel background."

During spare moments, Elvis, who'd already cut a pair of acclaimed gospel albums (How Great Thou Art and His Hand in Mine) grabbed his guitar and asked the Blossoms what their favorite sacred songs were.

"We'd be over in the corner with Elvis just having a good time, and I think sometimes everybody got a little bit angry with us for taking all of his time," Love says. "He loved what he called 'the hymns of the church.' Songs like 'Precious Lord Take My Hand' and 'Amazing Grace' and 'How Great Thou Art.' He would sing the leads and we'd do the background. He would ask us, 'Is this key all right?' And you know, whatever key it was in was all right with us."

Binder was fascinated with the Elvis he saw backstage, singing with the Blossoms or casually jamming in his dressing room with friends.

"I said to myself, instantly, this is better than all the big production numbers we're doing on stage," Binder recalls. "We've got to get a camera in there."

But the Colonel, still expecting "I'll Be Home for Christmas" to show up in the set, inserted himself again. He wouldn't allow cameras into the dressing room under any circumstances.

"It was insane," Binder says. "This was the magic! I knew if we were putting out a disc, this is the one that would go platinum. So I just kept pounding the Colonel and hounding him every day. And finally he broke down. I don't think he was happy that he did it. But he said, 'Okay, Bindel [sic], if you want to recreate it on stage, you can try that. But I won't guarantee it'll get into the show.'"

"I don't think they realized that part was going to be so big," Love says of the musical improv reuniting Elvis with Moore and Fontana on numbers like "That's All Right Mama."

When Singer Presents ... first aired in 1968, it was an hour special cut down to about 48 minutes for commercials. Ratings were gigantic. "It was the first time, in primetime, that one guy did the whole show himself without guest stars," Binder says.

Though he still had a few feature films left in him, Singer Presents ... marked Elvis' transition away from Hollywood and a return to his roots, touring and recording. He'd take lessons learned from the TV special on the road with him, all the way to Vegas.

When Elvis died in Memphis in 1977, NBC decided to produce a tribute show with Viva Las Vegas co-star Ann-Margret hosting. “They sent a gopher down to the studio catacombs to track down the Elvis Presley special,” Binder says. In a twist of fate, the guy who went down to the basement pulled Binder’s 90-minute director’s cut version off-the-shelf. “That’s when they started airing the 90-minute version,” he says. “A lot depended on luck and fate. I couldn’t be happier.”

Recently, there was a loud buzz about the Elvis era finally drawing to a close. Las Vegas was losing interest. First-generation fans were dying, changing the market, as rare collectables became less rare. The Sun Records television series failed to earn a second season. But 2018 brought a pair of critically acclaimed documentaries — HBO's exhaustive two-part The Searcher, and Eugene Jarecki's identity-obsessed The King. And between its fancy new facilities and the most ambitious Elvis Week schedule in the event's history, Graceland also seems to be ready for another closeup, daring us all to look Presley in the eye one more time.

Binder, Billy Goldenstein, Darlene Love, and other artists connected to the "Comeback Special" are coming to Memphis to participate in Elvis week events at Graceland.

To read the full interviews with Steve Binder, Darlene Love, and Elvis friend and country hitmaker T.G. Sheppard, see Memphisflyer.com.

Love Connection

A Q&A with Darlene Love of the Blossoms

Darlene Love may not be a household name, but the Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame-inducted vocalist can be heard on some of the most iconic recordings of the rock-and-roll era. As a member of the Blossoms, she was a regular on the seminal TV show Shindig and performed in The TA.M.I. Show. She and fellow Blossoms Fanita James and Jean King can be seen performing alongside Elvis during the "'68 Comeback Special" gospel medley. Love will perform an Elvis week concert Monday, August 13th.

Flyer: I know the Blossoms wanted to be recording stars in their own right, but was there some sense of security in working sessions and singing backing vocals?

Darlene Love: That's very accurate. Because there weren't really any black groups at the time that were doing this. It was unheard of for them to be doing session work. Most of the sessions were contracted through our union, AFTRA (American Federation of Television and Radio Artists), and most of the people in AFTRA were white singers. They'd call them and put together three or four girls. They didn't have groups. But we already had a sound. So they could depend on us to have the sound they wanted. Therefore, we became bigger than life doing session work.

Phil Spector hires the Blossoms to sing "He's a Rebel," then releases it as a Crystals single.

We didn't go in there to do it as a group. We went in as a session. And I got paid extra for singing the lead on it. We knew it was going to be a Crystals record. It wasn't a surprise. The surprise was when we signed with Phil, it was supposed to be my record. But he put that one out under the name of the Crystals too.

But it was a surprise to the Crystals, also, right?

A big surprise. They were out on the road working, and the record was on the charts. They didn't even know the record was out.

Can you tell me about how Elvis would improvise with singers and musicians between takes or after rehearsals?

It was his down-time. Like going to your room and watching TV. It takes a while to come down after you've done a show like that. And [the musicians] would all just sit around and sing gospel songs. Not rhythm and blues or rock-and-roll, but gospel. I've been invited to come to the 50th anniversary with my group and my singers. We're going down to Graceland to celebrate the "'68 Comeback Special." And most of that show's going to be gospel.

Elvis Week Calendar:

Thursday, August 9th

Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Showcase

1 p.m. Guest House Theater, Guest House at Graceland. $20

Friday, August 10th

Tupelo, Mississippi – Birthplace of Elvis Presley Graceland Excursion

Departs The Guest House at Graceland at 8:30 a.m. and returns by 3:30 p.m.

$99/adults; $79/children ages 5-12; children under 5 are not permitted.

Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Meet 'n' Greet 11 a.m.–1 p.m, Guest House at Graceland Ballroom. Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Semifinal Round 7 p.m. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley's Memphis. $219, $139, $35

Saturday, August 11th

Mississippi Delta Blues Tour

Departs the Guest House at Graceland at 8:30 a.m. and returns by 6:30 p.m. $119/adults; $89/children ages 5-12; children under 5 are not permitted.

36th Annual Elvis 5K Run Benefiting Livitup

8 a.m. Run starts and finishes at gates of Graceland.

Listening Party for Where No One Stands Alone Album Release featuring Lisa Marie Presley

1 p.m. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley's Memphis. $30

ELVIS: The Greatest Hits Ultimate Tribute Artist Show

7 p.m. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley's Memphis. $219, $139, $59

Sunday, August 12th

Elvis Presley Fan Club Presidents' Event

10 a.m. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley's Memphis. $25

The Auction at Graceland  

12:30 p.m. Guest House Theater, The Guest House at Graceland. Free to attend; must register to bid.  

Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Final Round

7 p.m. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley's Memphis. $219, $139, $59

Monday, August 13th

Fan Reception

10 a.m. - noon. Elvis Presley Memorial Trauma Center at Regional One Health, 877 Jefferson Ave., Memphis. Free.

Elvis Fan Reunion

1 p.m. Grand Ballroom, The Guest House at Graceland. $10

Darlene Love in Concert

7 p.m. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley's Memphis. $55

Elvis Week Dance Party

9 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. Grand Ballroom, The Guest House at Graceland. $25

Tuesday, August 14th

Conversations on Elvis: Co-stars

10 a.m. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley's Memphis. $25

Inside the Archives

3 p.m. Guest House Theater, The Guest House at Graceland. Free.

The Founders Reception

5 – 6 p.m. Founders Room, the Guest House at Graceland. Event reserved for Founders only.

The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley Celebration Concert

7 p.m. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley's Memphis. $55

Wednesday, August 15th

Conversations on Elvis: Gospel

10 a.m. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley's Memphis. $30

A Musical Salute to Elvis

4:30 p.m. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley's Memphis. $25

Candlelight Vigil

8:30 p.m. Graceland Front Gate. Thursday, August 16th

Conversations on Elvis: '68 Special

10 a.m. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley's Memphis. $25 Featuring "'68 Comeback" producer/director Steve Binder, music director Billy Goldenberg; writer Allan Blye; guitarist Mike Deasy; and Tanya Lemani George, the belly dancer who performed during "Little Egypt."

Annual Elvis Memorial Service

Noon. University of Memphis Main stage in the Theatre Building. Free. Limited seating availability.

NIKO Live in Concert

3 p.m. The Guest House at Graceland Theater, Guest House at Graceland. $15.

ELITE Package Holder Evening Reception

5 p.m. Grand Ballroom, Guest House at Graceland.

Reserved for ELITE package holders only.

'68 Special 50th Anniversary Celebration

7 p.m. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley's Memphis. $55

Friday, August 17th

Conversations on Elvis: Elvis Connections

10 a.m. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley's Memphis. $25. Special guests include: Ann Moses, editor at Tiger Beat Magazine from 1965-1972; gospel singer Billy Blackwood, "In the Ghetto" harmony singer Donna Rhodes Morris; and country star TG Sheppard.

Party at Elvis Presley's Memphis

7:30 p.m. – 9:30 PM. Elvis Presley's Memphis. $45

Saturday, August 18th  

Elvis Week Brunch

9:30 a.m. Grand Ballroom, The Guest House at Graceland. $45  

TG Sheppard and Kelly Lang in Concert

3 p.m. Guest House Theater, Guest House at Graceland. $25.

Elvis Live in Concert - with an All-Star Band

7 p.m. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley's Memphis. $55


          The Hustle: How the Flyer Keeps the Free Press Free      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

As one does, Chance the Rapper announced in July — midway through an unannounced, newly released track, "I Might Need Security" — that he had bought a news outlet.

"I got a hit list so long I don't know how to finish / I bought the Chicagoist just to run you racist bitches out of business," Chance chants.

There was a time when this might have tugged at the edges of credulity: A popular musician buys a news outlet, and instead of a press release, drops a mention of the purchase into a song no one knew was dropping. Huh?

Today, while the media world is speculating about what Chance's purchase of the Chicagoist will mean for its editorial content, we've grown accustomed to quick pivots and shifts — what journalism platforms exist, who owns what, who reads and talks about their work.

I came to work for Contemporary Media, the parent company of the Flyer, at the beginning of this year. I sensed in the team here a certain clarity of purpose that felt like cool water in an increasingly muddled and scorched climate. It's not that the folks at the Flyer — and at Memphis magazine, our sister publication — always agree: Nope. It's that we show up with an essential, guiding sense that local stories need telling, and need telling locally.

Globally, print advertising dropped 13.7 percent in 2009, and another 8.7 percent in 2016. In the years between and after, print advertising wasn't soaring — just not falling quite so precipitously. Look, I'm an English major, and my graduate degree is in the super-marketable field of Renaissance poetry. But I can tell you this situation isn't great for papers that rely on print advertising for sustenance. As this one does.

But the Flyer is lucky to have both loyal readers and loyal advertisers. That's one of the beauties of Memphis: Folks stick together here, even when it's not sticky-hot outside. But around the country, alternative newsweeklies — like the Flyer — have felt the effects of the changing media landscape, as the insatiable Googles and Facebooks of the world gobble up ad dollars.

The Flyer doesn't charge for what we serve — in print or online; we believe there should be no economic barrier between Memphians and access to Memphis news and information. But even though my training is more in Edmund Spenser than in expenditures, I can tell you the combination of a free paper and a shrinking pot of ad dollars makes it a hustle to keep this paper in your hands or on your screen.

But this is Memphis: We know how to hustle. This spring, we introduced the Frequent Flyer program — a membership plan for loyal readers of the Flyer to support our reporters' work of keeping the community informed and connected. So far, a couple hundred people have joined — not because they're required to, and not because joining will get them T-shirts or snazzy lapel pins or their names printed in the paper a few times a year (see page 5).

We surveyed Frequent Flyer members about why they had decided to toss a few of their dollars our way each month, and their answers were simple: Even as it grows more challenging to produce local, quality reporting, people increasingly understand the value of it.

One member, Rosie Richmond Whalum, wrote, "I read the Flyer for relevant news — your many articles and information that keep us informed locally. And I like to hold a paper!"

Another, Tina Pierce Sullivan, a longtime reader, came to appreciate the Flyer most after leaving Memphis, then returning. "In 1990, I moved to Sacramento and then to San Francisco, and was struck by how much less interesting their equivalent weekly papers were. They didn't have the soul that I'd quickly grown to love about the writing in the Memphis Flyer. When I moved back to Memphis, I was so happy to be reunited with the writing and commentary I could get in the Flyer."

And William Cooper made a simple calculation: "I'd probably pay more than $5 a month for the Flyer if I had to, so it was an easy decision."

Now's a strange — and strangely invigorating — time to work in media generally, and in print media especially. Not only are ad calculations changing, but facts and the journalists who report them have come under attack in a host of ways. The stakes, if not the dollars, have never been higher. Which is why we keep hustling.

Anna Traverse is director of strategic initiatives for Contemporary Media Inc., the Flyer's parent company.


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Cold comfort seems like the wrong way to describe this latest news. But as we sink into August and the dog days of Summer, maybe we should all be thankful to live in Memphis, and not one of the nine American cities even beastlier, according to a new list of America's sweatiest cities created by Honeywell Fans with Environmental Health & Engineering consultants.

The winners are: 1. Orlando, Florida — As hot and bug-infested as Walt Disney's Orlando World may seem, it's easy to maintain a smile and cheerful demeanor by reminding yourself that you're not in Tampa. 2. New Orleans, Louisiana — Nothing produces more sweat for less effort, than standing roadside on Carrollton, waiting for a streetcar. But at least it's not Orlando. 3. Phoenix, Arizona — Where dry heat meets dry heaves. 4. Dallas, Texas — Like a prison movie where the sadistic warden punishes inmates by locking them in a boiler room. 5. Las Vegas, Nevada — Like somebody covered Dallas in glitter and feathers and stuck it in a sauna. 6. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma — Heat like a blazing fist that reaches down your throat and rips out your tongue. 7. Kansas City, Missouri — Forget the heat, try the brisket. 8. Austin, Texas — Cooler than Dallas in most regards. 9. Atlanta, Georgia — Would be one of America's most miserable rush hours if not for a proper bar at every exit. 10. Memphis, Tennessee — Paradise (comparatively). And besides, who's got time for weather talk when there are Bird Scooters to complain about?


          BlacKkKlansman      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Spike Lee pulls no punches with his triumphant true story of the black detective who infiltrated the Klu Klux Klan

Spike Lee is many things, but subtle is not one of them.

Some directors like to seduce you into their world by offering up a figure with whom you can relate, then putting them in jeopardy. As the relatable hero feels threatened, so do you, and the thing which threatens them becomes, by proxy, your enemy, too. When Clint Eastwood opens American Sniper with his hero killing Iraqi women and children in order to "protect his brothers," he assumes that you will identify with Chris Kyle because he's a red-blooded American Navy SEAL.

Lee has never been like that, even when he's doing a traditional war movie like 2008's Miracle at St. Anna. A Lee hero is faced with an ethical dilemma and spends the film either weighing both sides before deciding to act, or explaining why he made his decision. The classic example is Mookie, the protagonist played by Lee himself in Do the Right Thing, but you can also see the same dynamic in 25th Hour. The central question is not "will our hero prevail?" so much as "will this person choose to act heroically?" The fact that, decades later, people still debate whether or not Mookie did the "right thing" speaks to the intellectual and moral power of Lee's approach.

But while Lee's approach to heroism is nuanced, the way he presents his heroes' worlds and their choices is stark, bold, and in your face. Some directors are afraid to do anything that might puncture the veil of realism. Lee's concern is immediate emotional impact. If a split-screen is what's needed to drive the point home, Lee's gotta have it. If he thinks an exaggerated, stagey performance will create the emotional beat he's looking for, he'll rev up his actor: Compare Giancarlo Esposito's manic turn as Buggin Out in Do the Right Thing to his stoic, richly textured portrayal of Gus Fring in Breaking Bad. When it works, we get the majestic sweep of Malcom X. When it doesn't, we get the disjointed, barely watchable Chi-Raq.

With the republic under siege by Trumpism, the time for subtlety has long passed. Lee rises to the occasion with BlacKkKlansman. When we meet Ron Stallworth (John David Washington), he's fresh out of the police academy when he gets a job at the Colorado Springs Police Department. At first, he's assigned to the evidence room, but when Kwame Ture (Corey Hawkins) comes to town to speak at the university, Stallworth is assigned to infiltrate the local campus activists, because he's the only black man on the force. Stallworth just wants to keep his head down and do his job, but Carmichael's speech pricks his conscience. When he meets the supposedly menacing black radicals, they turn out to be nerdy kids led by beautiful student Patrice (Laura Harrier). Lee's impressionistic presentation of Carmichael's speech — and Stallworth's awakening — is the film's first transcendent moment.

To deepen Stallworth's dilemma, his superiors are so impressed with his first undercover assignment that they promote him to detective. While perusing the newspaper at the office one day, he happens across a recruitment ad for the Ku Klux Klan, and on a lark, calls the number. Expecting to hear a recorded message, he's shocked when someone actually picks up the phone. Stallworth was not raised in the South and his years among cops at the academy have helped him perfect his code switching, so he sounds white enough to convince the Klan recruiter to set up a meeting. It's all so unexpectedly easy, he makes a rookie mistake: He gives out his own name instead of making up a cover identity.

Since Stallworth's giant natural haircut won't exactly fit under a Klan hood, he has to send in a ringer, in the person of Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver). Flip finds that the local blood-and-soil types aren't the sharpest tools in the shed, and is instantly accepted into the haters club, despite the fact that he is clearly Jewish. Meanwhile, Stallworth works the phones until he's on a first-name basis with the Grand Wizard himself, David Duke (Topher Grace).

In Washington and Driver, Lee finds two actors who understand his methods and deliver exceptional performances. If Lee is unsubtle, it's because he's trying to point out America's racial blind spots to half his audience. His didactic tendencies that came off as too preachy in the Obama era seem all too timely now. Personally, I would have cut the coda that ties the "for real shit" of BlacKkKlansman to last year's deadly neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, leaving it to the audience to make the connection on their own. But this is a Spike Lee joint, and the great director wants to be damn sure you understand.


          Payroll Music: Marco Pavé’s Fresh Approach      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Marco Pavé raised the profile of political rap in Memphis considerably with last year's Welcome to Grc Lnd album, in which he wove the narratives of Black Lives Matter activists into his lyrical flow. It proved powerful enough to spawn an opera based on the album, a segment of which was staged in April in partnership with Opera Memphis. That might seem like enough to keep an artist busy, but Pavé has already moved on. He's now turning his voice to a more personal story, albeit with its political edge intact.

Appropriately enough, we met to speak about his latest work at his first place of employment: a McDonald's on Union Avenue. "I got fired from here for eating food on the job," he notes with a bemused air. "You do that, you out. So, chicken nuggets!"

But such high school-era drama is ancient history. "I haven't worked a job since 2013. And I don't plan on going back to any job in that kinda way," he says. "That's really what this new music is about, being self motivated and pushing yourself to that next level."

His new single and its accompanying video, "Sell," can be seen as the ultimate retort to dead-end jobs, through the enterprising eyes of a dealer who's avoided doing time. "Never seen a cell/But I used to sell/Real n*gga DNA, all up in my cells," he chants, celebrating the rewards of the entrepreneurial spirit.

"'Sell' is one of my favorite records of late. It's about the illegal or unfair drug policies that we have in places like the South, specifically Memphis. Last fall I went on a West Coast tour, all the way out to Seattle, to see what the differences are. St. Louis and Kansas City have both decriminalized, so you won't go to jail for smoking weed. And in places like Denver or Seattle, you can get rich."

Buying, selling, and surviving is the overarching theme to all of Pavé's newest work, which he's calling Payroll Music. Don't call it an album; these tracks will be unveiled piecemeal twice a month, for the foreseeable future. "It's a music series," Pavé notes. "It's me really just having fun and getting back to telling more of my stories. Wecome to Grc Lnd was something that needed to be responded to immediately. And that's what we did. But other than 'One Hunnid,' I was not able to tell who I am as a person. So that's what Payroll Music is really about. On the first and 15th of every month, we're dropping a brand-new song and a brand-new video."

This alternative approach to music marketing grew out of necessity, as Pavé, even after much critical and artistic success, had trouble drumming up local investment. As he sees it, the lack of support, even in a climate of local rappers regularly going platinum, is a Memphis thing. "In Memphis, there's a total disconnect between what's happening in the world and what people want to be happening in the world. Memphis made the deliberate choice in the 1970s to really not be about money over racism. Atlanta is in Georgia; it's still a racist place, it still has a police state, it still has all these issues, but they choose money over racism. Memphis will cut its nose to spite its face, and lose all the money possible just to not support black people. You would think that hip-hop would be elevated and supported, not only because they need the support but because hip-hop is a multi-million dollar industry."

Look for the Payroll series' next video, "Neva Lost," next week, featuring Pavé riding herd on a couple of boxers. "The video is super fun," he enthuses. "We shot it with real fighters. Brandon Gaitor is the main guy's name. I think he's undefeated in his career, so it's really hilarious for me to be treating him like that."

And what of the opera, which so recently generated buzz? "We had some interest from some investors. We're still gonna try to have something on a larger scale by 2020." In any case, the experience has left its mark on his craft. "Writing the opera put me in the mindset of character creation," he muses. "So I think I'm gonna be there for a while, for a long while."


          Lurking at the Green Beetle.      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The popular spelling of "Bushwacker" leaves out the second H, possibly because its creator had too many of his own concoctions and didn't care about proper spelling. That guy, likely a man named Thomas Brokamp, has "Bro" in his name, so it's really no surprise that he created what amounts to a chocolate milkshake made with Bacardi 151. This alcoholic milkshake is not as popular here in Memphis as it would be at the beach, but it's a popular item at the Green Beetle, where I enjoyed one this past weekend. They're one of the few places in town that have Bushwackers, much to the delight of Wendy's Frosty fans everywhere. It's hot out, so now is the time to drink something you wouldn't normally drink like, you know, a drink made with a rum that is essentially pure gasoline.

The Green Beetle has been around since 1939, but in its most recent form for about seven years. During that revamp, the bar on the north side of the wall was torn down and the current bar, a horseshoe-shaped one, was built out of old shuffleboard tables. Behind that bar was the lovely Krista, expertly battling an onslaught of people stopping in before a show at the Orpheum. No, really, it was completely packed, and she was keeping it together, despite 100 women in rompers ordering shots, which is my personal hell.

As the crowd moved on to the show, Krista and her friend Jeff, a regular at the bar, spent some time talking to us about the Beetle and its patrons. I've spent a fair amount of time there; it's affordable, always full of South Main regulars, and has great food, but I had never heard about its being haunted. Krista and Jeff said that the ghosts are mostly mischievous, leaving sink faucets on in the restrooms and overturning salt and pepper shakers on tables. Krista said they won't act up around just anyone, which is fine by me, as I already have enough issues without having to deal with a meddlesome ghost.

The Beetle is a small bar, with green walls and dark paneling on the ceilings, making it feel more like a lair. A bar that is a lair is a place where you lurk more than you sit, so it is fittingly appropriate that it caters to those who enjoy lurking (ghosts and people alike). It's an awesome place to drink and eat before a Grizzlies game and it's full of TVs for all your sports-watching needs. During the sports dead-zone that is August, however, we were treated to the Jimmy Fallon/Drew Barrymore classic, Fever Pitch, which I guess is only a few steps below ESPN "The Ocho" showing a ping pong game. But as Jeff pointed out, the reason that the Beetle is so popular with South Mainers isn't owing to its status as a place to catch a game (or a rom-com); it's because of its role as a gathering place, a bar where everyone there is a friend and neighbor.

The intimacy of the inside of the Beetle spills out onto the sidewalk, where several tables and umbrellas are out for those who prefer to drink beer al fresco. At any given point in the weekend, these tables are packed with Downtowners making the most of their days off. While Downtown is not lacking in bars, it is certainly not full of neighborhood joints that act as both the last stop on a Saturday night and the first stop on a Sunday morning. The Beetle is like that, though; it even takes on a third role as a great business lunch spot. The menu is typical pub fare, but kicked up a notch. You've had cheese fries, sure, but have you had Philly cheese fries? The menu used to be exhaustingly large, even leading to one South Main resident attempting — and succeeding — at eating every single item (Mark's plaque for accomplishing this feat is still on the wall behind the bar). They've since pared it down a bit, but it still has something for everyone.

The Green Beetle may be one of South Main's neighborhood bars, but it's got the neighborhood bar feel that caters to everyone who walks in. Mosey in and grab a Bushwacker, limit your intake to two, and get some nachos to-go. And oh, if the faucet's on when you walk in the restroom, run like hell.

Green Beetle, 325 S. Main, 527-7337, thegreenbeetlememphis.com


          Inman Major's Penelope Lemon: Game On!      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Inman Majors’ Penelope Lemon: Game On!

My esteemed colleague and friend, the late Leonard Gill, in these pages, said this about an earlier novel by Inman Majors: "Until Wonderdog's climactic scene, expect the unexpected: unstoppered sarcasm laced with real feeling from the mind and mouth of Devaney Degraw, a wise guy whose catalog of complaints runs just this side of stream-of-consciousness (punctuation optional) in a funny, full-tilt second novel from the author of the underrecognized Swimming in Sky."

It's not a bad introduction to Penelope Lemon: Game On! (a clunky title), Majors' newest. The sarcasm is still ripe and the surprises still fresh. In this, his fifth novel, the author attempts something mildly audacious: He sees through his protagonist's feminine eyes. It's as if Majors is channeling his inner Jodi Picoult. It works because he keeps it blithesome and because he convincingly gets inside the sensibility of a middle-aged woman. It's a noteworthy job of literary ventriloquism.

Penelope Lemon is a recently divorced 40-year-old woman who lives with her parents and works at a faux-western restaurant called Coonskins. She has a young son, who is the worst player on his little league baseball team, and who is bullied. He craves attention at school and seeks it in any way possible, including sequential farting. Penelope's friends are married and have little sympathy for her. Enter Missy, the mother of another little leaguer. She is brassy and blunt and, basically, a lot of fun. She's a breath of fresh air for Penelope. This friendship, written with a surprisingly empathetic comprehension of how women interact, forms the turning point in the book, the fulcrum between rising action and falling action. And stodgy Penelope, when teamed with reckless Missy, begins her quest, the one given all heroes and heroines, to find her true self.

Penelope Lemon: Game On! is a sort of redneck Anne Tyler story. Many of the denizens of Lemon's North Carolina town of Hillsboro are blue collar workers, good time Charlies, chipper housewives, trailer park dwellers, men and women who watch Matlock and have never suffered an existential crisis. Literature is never mentioned. Walmart is. Video games are. Applebee's and Outback are and are characterized here as good grazing spots for newly single middle-age women.

Majors writes: "On the way to Coonskins, Penelope took in the ambience of her hometown, the Walmart and Applebee's and Target that had replaced the local employers of her youth." He knows this milieu like he knows his audience. The book often seems to be winking at the reader, nudging him or her with a grin and the promise of a good joke. And Majors also knows the parameters of a good yarn. His broad sense of humor, some observational and some jokey, and willingness to put his characters through rough patches, that are both absurd and hilarious, makes the book a diverting page-turner. A chapter set in Coonskins, on a night when everything goes pear-shaped, is a comical set-piece that could have come from a superior episode of Designing Women.

Missy is a catalyst for the change in Penelope as well as a way of supercharging the narrative. She puts the novel's foot on the gas. One can sense that Majors is relishing his character's wit, outlandishness, and lack of fear. It's the kind of character authors live for, part scoundrel, part savior. Most of Missy's ideas are bad ones, but they keep on coming. She's like an NC-17 Peppermint Patty.

Inman Majors is an entertainer. Penelope Lemon: Game On! is mostly jokey and light-hearted, but Majors is also capable of some tender writing, especially having to do with the bond between Penelope and her nine-year-old son, Theo. And the relationships with both her exes, including Theo's father, are engagingly and authentically rendered. Penelope is a well-drawn character, an interesting protagonist, who carries the story with her charm and aplomb. Her counsel to her son about baseball is at the book's heart, and advice she is, simultaneously, giving herself: "Swing every time. Baseball is more fun if you're just letting it rip. Everything's more fun if you let it rip."

Inman Majors signs Penelope Lemon: Game On! at Novel Thursday, August 16th.


          Vermouth Truth      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Making the most of a sometimes questionable ingredient.

Last week my fellow Spirits columnist Andria Lisle wrote about a bottle of Tribuno vermouth left by a departed father who was, evidently, a first-rate bartender. It reminded me when, in college, I'd carted some girl to New Orleans to meet my godparents. For all the city's great food, Aunt Pouff (And no, I'm not making that name up) admitted that her favorite meal was "A bowl of salty treats and a martini with more vermouth than you children like these days."

Which made her the first person I ever met who actually liked vermouth ... or had lived 75 years entirely on hors d'oeuvres.

We all know the dry martini recipe that calls for whispering "vermouth" over ice-cold vodka. But as Pouff pointed out, "That's not a martini; that's just a cold hooker of vodka." She then remarked that "martinis are made with gin." It's likely that the reason most of us don't like much, or any, vermouth in a martini is because nine times out of 10 the stuff we're drinking is rancid. And if you are using vodka, the funk is all you will taste.

Vermouth isn't a liquor; it's fortified white wine — the light and dainty cousin of port or madeira. If refrigerated, it will last longer than a bottle of pinot gris, but the experts suggest you ought to throw the stuff out after a couple of months. It's made from grapes such as Clairette Blanche and Bianchetta Trevigiana and a few others that you've never heard of — mainly because they don't make very good wine. If they did, no one would be hiding the flavor with herbs, roots, and tree bark.

So yes, vermouth is made with regrettable white wine, to which is added a neutral grape spirit, and sometimes sugar water, which is poured into the aforementioned dry ingredients in a barrel and rolled around a bit. The first variants were made with wormwood, which the Germans called "wermut" and the French called that "vermouth."

The Chinese were doing this 3,000 years ago, but, in 1786, a sweet wine was introduced to the royal court in Turin, Italy. They went wild and you really can't buy word-of-mouth like that. A generation later, a pale, drier French version evolved. Both were aperitifs as well as medicine — which is as good a cure as any for sobriety. It would be another 100 years before it was so closely associated with cocktails and liquor. And, unfortunately, it got stuck behind the bar as opposed to being put in the fridge.

If you are going to stick to the classics — like martinis, Manhattans, and Rob Roys — a Tribuno or Martini & Rossi are hard to beat. Noilly Prat is a little darker and bolder, so be warned.

When the expatriates and the professionally fabulous were famously sipping vermouth on the Riviera, they weren't drinking the stuff off the bottom shelf — and there is a difference. If you want to break out and be a little creative, Dolin has a Vermouth de Chambéry; a large bottle retails for $15. My personal favorite, a blanco Vermut Lustau, retails for $25. These are both clean and very crisp, and Vermut Lustau doesn't have the vague bitterness that generally puts people off.

Last month, when the heat was really starting to get uppity, a friend introduced me to the following: One measure of vodka, one measure of Vermut Lustau, with tonic and a squeeze of citrus over ice. Not a twist or a thin wedge, you want a solid squeeze here, but just one. It works beautifully with gin as well, but the vodka lets the Lustau do what it does without the botanicals. As summer drinks go, this is one of the best I've discovered in a long time — it just floats over the weather.

And Pouff, if you can read this from that palm-lined boulevard in the sky, I use more vermouth than the children like these days.


          Breakfast With Books      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Sharing the magic of literature with family, friends, and children.

On Sunday mornings, when the Memphis sun blesses us with just the right amount of brilliance, my parents will have breakfast in the park. They're regulars now, and along with their small dog, they'll take a walk around the park before sitting down to read, eat pastries, and drink mate. (Yerba mate, as it is otherwise commonly known, is a pre-Columbia tea that is consumed in several regions in South America.)

Some days, I'll join them and hear about what they've been reading recently. Papá is reading the anthology ¡Presente! Latina Immigrant Voices in the Struggle for Racial Justice, and Mamá is reading La Transmigración de los Cuerpos, navigating through the Mexican vernacular employed in the borderlands narrative.

Books have always been invaluable treasures in my family. Somewhat ironically, this affinity for books was sparked by a blown fuse in an old TV we had growing up in Argentina. To fill the time, my folks subscribed to the Thursday and Sunday newspapers, the two days of the week that promised the most content for the buck. From there, they found a list of best-selling books, and in the late 1990s, Harry Potter was at the top of the list. And so, a single copy of Harry Potter y la Piedra Filosafal rotated around the family and was read and reread.

Back then, buying books was a luxury we could not afford. As a photographer, Mamá would take my 7-year-old sister and a 3-year-old me to the photo shop to get her rolls of film developed. While we waited, we went to the bookstore nearby where my sister and I would read any and all books that we could reach — well, my sister would actually read, and I would mimic her. The commute to the shopping center was $20, so we could never drop another $20 for books.

Mamá recalls that the first thing she bought with her first pay in Florida was books, which included Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. After work, she went straight to the Barnes & Noble that was on the route home. She passes me the mate. "I remember they were hard-covered books, too," she tells me. "We never could buy a hard-covered book in Argentina.

Today, books are stacked in mix-matched shelves across the hall in their home. My collection drawn from my frequent trips to the used bookstore in the Memphis public library is in there, my favorites: Baldwin, Kumashiro, Morrison, and Ehrenreich. There are a few sets of German and French language learning cassettes and books, too. Do I know how to speak German or French? No, but I can count to 20, which for now is good enough for me.

Today, I can bring books to them as they did to me when I was young. It's a beautiful switch in roles in many ways. Together, we also bring our love of reading and learning to Desayuno con Libros, a free breakfast and literacy program organized by Comunidades Unidas en Una Voz, Centro Cultural, and the C-3 Land Cooperative. The volunteer-run program, like its sister program Books and Breakfast in Westwood, receives donations of books, which then are given to families in the community. These books range in genres and many include books with Spanish text that may often not be found in public libraries with limited resources. For young children growing up in spaces that often discriminate against their mother's tongue, this visibility is important in order to pass on their language and knowledge.

Growing up, we had a few children's books, but we read those books over and over again, wearing down the binding each time. Seeing children sprint to the tables with books reminds me of our trips to the bookstore, except here, they can actually take the books home and read and come back for more. These books can take them to other worlds, exposing them to lives that aren't always visible to them on television. They can imagine themselves in the experiences that they read about, and even create new ones on their own.

If you want to be a part of this, of expanding the worlds that young people can experience, you can contact Desayuno con Libros Memphis on Facebook. Books are the tools, and these kids are the future.

Aylen Mercado is a brown, queer, Latinx chingona and Memphian pursuing an Urban Studies and Latin American and Latinx Studies degree at Rhodes College.


          Miranda Sings      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

'Scuse me while I go fetch my cane to shoo the kids off my lawn. One thing I don't get is the YouTube star — the obnoxious Pauls, the teen singers, that very depressed lady who hoards animals. (That they are pulling in six figures, while I'm, um, not is ... another story.) That's entertainment, I guess.

But, Miranda, I get you, girl.

Miranda of Miranda Sings is the brainchild of Colleen Ballinger. Her creation is rude, oblivious, and obnoxious. Ballinger based her on the talentless women from her college who put it all out there. Miranda does, indeed, sing — badly and off-key. You haven't lived until you've checked out her rendition of Adele's "Hello." The break-out star in this video is the toilet.

Miranda also appeared in Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. Consider this a bottle episode from the usual go with the richer-than-god men puffing each other up. The younger comedian baffles her elder with her ignorant arrogance. She acts as if she's never heard of him. Her YouTube version of the meeting is titled "How to be Famous."

Two of Miranda's chief traits are her overdone, outside-the-lines, bright-red lipstick and her mispronounced words, like liptick instead of lipstick. Ballinger has parlayed these tics into a book, a Netflix show, and a tour, which rolls into the Orpheum on Sunday, August 12th.

So, yes, Miranda, I get you, and as Miranda would say herself, "Haters, back off."


          Scarecrow Building Seminar      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Scarecrows have been around about 3,000 years. The Egyptians used a version with a net that caught quail. The ancient Greeks used to dress theirs up as a fertility god. ("That leads to a lot of questions," says Andy Williams, manager of the Lichterman Nature Center.) Nowadays, sound and laser can help keep the birds away, but, says Williams, birds may not recognize our super-GMO'ed crops as something to eat.

The Lichterman Nature Center has been holding its scarecrow building seminars since 2008. It was suggested to Williams by a Master Gardener, and he turned to another nature center for a template. Scarecrow builders get immersed in scarecrow lore while learning practical scarecrow building tips. They are given a six-foot-by-two-foot PVC frame and let loose to do what they will with clothes, dirt, garbage bags, or anything their imagination comes up with. They then put their creations up to compete in a contest with categories such as most creative, greenest, and most popular.

Williams says the center prefers participants steer clear of anything too gorey or too political. Celebrities are A-okay. He envisions a scarecrow with a mop wig and glasses to represent the Flyer's own Michael Donahue.

Williams says he's overwhelmingly impressed by what is built during these seminars, calling them astonishing. Some builders take the scarecrows home, some leave them for the garden. They will be on display through November 16th.

Williams says he's keen on this time of year, when seminar time rolls around. It reminds him of the beginning of the school year. "It's just fun," he says. "It's always been my favorite time of year."


          $300 million project to transform Cordova country club      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A $300 million project is being called one of the biggest planned developments in Memphis since Harbor Town.
          West Memphis PD adding SkyCops to all city schools, hope to add school officers by 2019      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
“We decided it would be beneficial to implement a SkyCop program at each West Memphis schools for the upcoming year," WMPD Capt. Joe Baker said.
          West Memphis sanitation department using new tracking technology      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The software is called Rubicon. 
          (Memphis) Daniel Defense DDM4V5 - $ 1,700      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Daniel Defense DDM4V5 with brand new Sig Romeo 5 that I put on tonight for the pic,factory case,two mags and Viking Tactics sling. This is one of the lightest and most reliable AR’s on the market and their quality speaks for itself. No trades. 
          8/9/2018: WORLD: Civil rights death case from 1940 reopened      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

MEMPHIS, TENN. • More than 78 years after civil rights worker Elbert Williams’ body was found in a Tennessee river, a district attorney announced Wednesday that he is reopening the investigation into the slaying. Haywood County District Attorney Garry...
          Baschet: NBA - LA Lakers, echipa lui LeBron James, va juca de Crăciun pe terenul lui Golden State      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Vedeta LeBron James şi noii săi coechipieri de la Los Angeles Lakers se vor deplasa în sala dublei campioane en titre, Golden State Warriors, de Crăciun, conform programului competiţional pentru sezonul 2018-2019 anunţat miercuri de Liga profesionistă nord-americană de baschet (NBA), al cărei debut de sezon va avea loc pe 16 octombrie. James, care a jucat contra lui Warriors în ultimele patru finale din NBA sub culorile clubului Cleveland Cavaliers, a cucerit titlul în 2016. Dar cvadruplul MVP (cel mai bun jucător al anului) a părăsit-o pe "Cavs" pentru LA Lakers în luna iulie, cu care a semnat un contract pe patru ani, în valoare de 154 milioane dolari. NBA a anunţat miercuri programul mai multor meciuri cap de afiş, înainte de a da publicităţii programul complet al sezonului cu numărul 73, prevăzut pentru vineri. Conform planificării, Philadelphia 76-ers va juca cu Boston Celtics, în timp ce Oklahoma City Thunder se va deplasa în sala lui Warriors pe 16 octombrie pentru uvertura sezonului. Cu această ocazie, jucătorii lui Golden State vor primi, în cadrul unei ceremonii, şi inelele de campioni ai NBA. Cinci meciuri se vor juca de Crăciun pentru al 11-lea consecutiv: New York Knicks - Milwaukee Bucks, Houston Rockets - Oklahoma City Thunder, Boston Celtics - Philadelphia 76-ers, Utah Jazz - Portland Trail Blazers şi Golden State Warriors - Los Angeles Lakers. Trei meciuri vor avea loc pe 21 ianuarie, cu ocazia Martin Luther King Day: Memphis Grizzlies - New Orleans Pelicans, Philadelphia 76-ers - Houston Rockets şi LA Lakers - Golden State Warriors. AGERPRES (autor: Vlad Constantinescu, editor: Mihai Dragomir, editor online: Alexandru Cojocaru)
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MEMPHIS, TENN. • More than 78 years after civil rights worker Elbert Williams’ body was found in a Tennessee river, a district attorney announced Wednesday that he is reopening the investigation into the slaying. Haywood County District Attorney Garry...
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MEMPHIS, TENN. • More than 78 years after civil rights worker Elbert Williams’ body was found in a Tennessee river, a district attorney announced Wednesday that he is reopening the investigation into the slaying. Haywood County District Attorney Garry...
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MEMPHIS, TENN. • More than 78 years after civil rights worker Elbert Williams’ body was found in a Tennessee river, a district attorney announced Wednesday that he is reopening the investigation into the slaying. Haywood County District Attorney Garry...
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WEBB, Dr. James T., Ph.D. psychologist, passed away at age 78 on July 27, 2018 in Rocky Point, Mexico. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, he earned his...
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MEMPHIS, TENN. • More than 78 years after civil rights worker Elbert Williams’ body was found in a Tennessee river, a district attorney announced Wednesday that he is reopening the investigation into the slaying. Haywood County District Attorney Garry...
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The inaugural Good Food Conference—the world’s first global forum to discuss the downfall of animal agriculture—will take place next month in California. The sold-out event is co-hosted by food advocacy group The Good Food Institute (GFI) and Mark Post, MD, the innovator who debuted the first clean-meat burger (made from a small number of animal cells in a laboratory setting) five years ago. The event will facilitate discussion about accelerating the commercialization of both plant-based and clean meat and will be attended by innovators, scientists, inventors, entrepreneurs, and policymakers. Some of the anticipated attendees include former Secretary of Agriculture Ann Veneman; the founders of Impossible Foods and Memphis Meats; and representatives from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)—Kraft Heinz, Kellogg’s, and Tyson Ventures (the investment arm of meat giant Tyson Foods). “We’re gathering the pioneers of a new meat revolution that could solve some of the world’s biggest problems, from climate change to antibiotic resistance,” GFI Executive Director Bruce Friedrich said. “We have the technology and the will, and now through collaboration and knowledge-pooling, we are accelerating this transformation. We’re building a new food system, and the future of meat is insanely bright.”


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The IWA was the first wrestling promotion to have a television program nationwide. Promoters Eddie Eihorn and Pedro Martinez put together a huge talent pool that would provide a national and international promotion with more stars than any other promotion had ever done. The list of stars in this first of many to come DVD series is like a who's who of the 1970's wrestling superstars. The IWA spared no expense to give the fans only the best. Jack Reynolds was a well noted and household name for his coverage of professional wrestling. Tex McKenzie not only wrestled, but also filled in as the color analyst. Ring announcing was handled by Rick Martin, who in real life was son of promoter, Pedro Martinez, his given name was Ronnie Martinez. They all provided professional insight and knowledge of the king of sports, professional wrestling. Not that Big Time Wrestling from Detroit had to take any back seats.

Featured here are a few of the Big Time Wrestling moments with the wisdom of Veteran mic man Chuck Allen and his partner Terry Sullivan filling us in on the action and shows coming up and the latest news. But the bonus here is the Memphis match that features the silver tongue, Lance Russell. Russell was like a good friend telling you always what was on his mind. The guys on the "stick" were a huge part of thousands of Wrestling fans on Saturday morning and the golden era of the 70s.

Stars: Barb Owens, Beverly Shade, Bonnie Steel, Masked Beauty, Beautiful Bruce, Bobo Brazil, Buddy Porter, Bulldog Brower, Bulldog Don Kent, Dick The Bruiser, Dino Bravo, Dominic Denucci, Dory Funk Jr., Erik the red, Ernie Ladd, Gary Fargo, Gino Brito, Goliath, Ivan Koloff, Jerry Lawler, Karl Krupp, Kurt Von Hess, Lar Anderson, Love Bros., Luis Martinez, Mark Lewin, Martell Bros., Mighty Igor, Mil Mascaras, Nelson Royal, Ox Baxter, Pampeno Firpo, Pierre LaFive, Rick Gardner, Ron Donney, Rujet Woods, Sika Anoa'i, Sky LoLo, The Sheik, Thunderbolt Patterson, Tim Wilson, Tom Reeseman, Wendell Burgess

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The seas, lakes and oceans are now pluming deadly hydrogen sulfide and suffocating methane. Hydrogen sulfide is a highly toxic water-soluble heavier-than-air gas and will accumulate in low-lying areas. Methane is slightly more buoyant than normal air and so will be all around, but will tend to contaminate our atmosphere from the top down. These gases are sickening and killing oxygen-using life all around the world, including human life, as our atmosphere is increasingly poisoned. Because both gases are highly flammable and because our entire civilization is built around fire and flammable fuels, this is leading to more fires and explosions. This is an extinction level event and will likely decimate both the biosphere and human population and it is debatable whether humankind can survive this event.




A. More fires and more explosions, especially along the coasts, but everywhere generally.
B. Many more animal die-offs, of all kinds, and especially oceanic species.
C. More multiples of people will be found dead in their homes, as if they'd dropped dead.
D. More corpses found in low-lying areas, all over the world.
E. More unusual vehicular accidents.
F. Improved unemployment numbers as people die off.




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2018-08-07 - Unknown rotten egg odor on two days blows through Kuna (Idaho):
http://www.ktvb.com/article/news/local/city-stinky-pond-is-source-of-kuna-odor/277-581755093
http://www.idahopress.com/kuna/news/kuna-officials-point-to-pond-as-culprit-of-strange-odor/article_36fed146-bd2b-59f9-842b-8d538235a10f.html
http://www.ktvb.com/article/news/local/can-you-smell-that-smell-mysterious-odor-alarms-kuna-residents/277-581354853
http://www.idahostatesman.com/latest-news/article216259580.html
http://kpic.com/news/offbeat/dispatch-multiple-calls-for-bad-smell-in-kuna
http://wow1043.com/what-is-that-stench-in-kuna/

Quote: "Intermountain Gas has received more than 100 calls reporting a gas odor in and around Kuna, according to the Kuna Fire Department. The cause of the odor has not been determined yet. The Kuna Fire Department first received reports of the gas odor at 6 a.m. Monday. Intermountain Gas investigated and found there were no breaches or leaks in their system. By 1 p.m. Monday, the smell had gone away, but reports started again around 3 a.m. Tuesday and lasted until 11 a.m."

Quote: "Intermountain Gas technicians have responded to roughly 100 calls about a natural gas-like odor."

Quote: "In a statement issued Wednesday afternoon, The L & R Group said results from a third-party tester to determine if its facility is the source of the smell have been inconclusive. The company also said: 'While our facility does produce odors under certain conditions, we have never had any complaints of smell outside a two-mile radius of our facility. Based on historical information it is unlikely that the smell at our facility is traveling as much as twenty miles, as reported by some.'"

Note: So some people wanna blame a wastewater pond, but independent testing has been unable to verify that, and the company who owns the pond thinks that it's unlikely any odor from their pond could travel 20 miles. So, back to rotten egg odor from unknown source...

2018-08-07 - Unknown foul odor hitting Mérida, Yucatan (Mexico), near the coast:
http://www.theyucatantimes.com/2018/08/mysterious-foul-odor-plagues-meridas-southwest-side/

2018-08-07 - Earth at risk of being driven into a hothouse state from which it cannot recover:
http://phys.org/news/2018-08-earth-hothouse-state.html
http://www.cnn.com/2018/08/07/health/hothouse-earth-warming-intl/index.html
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/08/theres-worse-climate-news-than-the-mendocino-complex-fire.html
http://wdef.com/2018/08/07/are-devastating-wildfires-a-new-normal-its-actually-worse-than-that-climate-scientist-says/
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/are-devastating-wildfires-a-new-normal-its-actually-worse-than-that-climate-scientist-says/
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6032581/Runaway-global-warming-just-decades-away-say-scientists.html
http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/hothouse-earth-climate-change-global-warming-greenhouse-gas-sea-level-arctic-ice-a8481086.html

Quote: "A group of leading climate scientists warned in an article published this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that the Earth is at risk of being driven into 'hothouse' state from which it cannot recover."

Note: That's not a risk, it's a certainty. Enough self-reinforcing feedbacks have ALREADY been activated that the Earth entering a hothouse state is unavoidable - we are irrelevant now, and soon enough we'll be eradicated too. Extinction incoming...

2018-08-07 - Warming Earth causing plants, trees and soil to absorb less methane:
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-08/asrc-wsi080118.php
http://phys.org/news/2018-08-wetter-soil-methane-gas-absorption.html
http://www.carbonbrief.org/methane-uptake-from-forest-soils-has-fallen-77-per-cent-three-decades
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180806152021.htm
http://www.earth.com/news/climate-change-forests-methane/

Quote: "Trees, plants and soil play a vital role in absorbing and preventing many of the greenhouse gases responsible for global warming from entering the earth's atmosphere. But a new paper from researchers at the Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York finds that the existing effects of global warming are decreasing the soil's ability to absorb methane gas--one of the major drivers of global temperature increases--and creating a positive feedback loop between the effects of global warming and the variables that cause it."

Note: And there's yet another self-reinforcing feedback. As the world warms, the plants, trees and soil absorb less methane, so more methane accumulates in the atmosphere, which causes more warming, which causes less methane to be absorbed AND causes more methane to be released, which causes more methane to accumulate in the atmosphere, etc, etc. This is only one of the degrading methane sinks. Another big methane sink involves hydroxyl radicals in the atmosphere, and the amount of hydroxyl radicals in the atmosphere is also in decline...

2018-08-07 - Atmospheric methane levels hit a peak of 3046 ppb:
http://robinwestenra.blogspot.com/2018/08/a-peak-methane-reading-of-3046-ppb.html
http://arctic-news.blogspot.com/2018/08/peaks-matter.html

Quote: "On the morning of August 6, 2018, mean global methane levels were as high as 1896 ppb at 293 mb. More importantly, peak levels that afternoon were as high as 3046 ppb, as illustrated by the image."

Note: Methane is a lighter-than-air gas, so it tends to accumulate in the upper atmosphere, and it's highly flammable. One has to expect that to have some effect on planes...

2018-08-07 - Passenger plane hit by smoke, plane makes emergency landing at coastal JFK Airport (New York):
http://www.khq.com/story/38832824/plane-diverted-to-jfk-after-report-of-smoke-in-cockpit
http://nypost.com/2018/08/07/plane-bound-for-rhode-island-diverted-to-jfk-due-to-smoke-in-cockpit/
http://pix11.com/2018/08/07/plane-diverted-to-jfk-evacuated-due-to-reports-of-smoke-in-cockpit-officials/
http://kcby.com/news/nation-world/providence-bound-plane-diverted-to-jfk-after-report-of-smoke-in-cockpit
http://www.timesunion.com/news/us/article/Plane-diverted-to-JFK-after-report-of-smoke-in-13138663.php
http://newschannel9.com/news/nation-world/providence-bound-plane-diverted-to-jfk-after-report-of-smoke-in-cockpit
http://www.wpri.com/news/local-news/west-bay/plane-diverted-to-jfk-after-report-of-smoke-in-cockpit/1352131520
http://abc7ny.com/smoke-condition-forces-united-airlines-flight-to-make-emergency-landing-at-jfk/3901998/
http://6abc.com/smoke-in-cockpit-forces-plane-to-make-emergency-landing-at-jfk/3905775/
http://www.pressreader.com/usa/pawtucket-times/20180808/281651075929936

Quote: "A plane made an emergency landing at New York's Kennedy Airport after reports of smoke in the cockpit. Officials say United Airlines Flight 4697 from Washington to Providence, Rhode Island was diverted about 2 p.m. Tuesday. About 50 people were evacuated from the twin-engine Embraer ERJ-145 regional jet and bused to a terminal."

Note: This is the 132nd aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2018. In all of 2017, 116 planes came down smoking or burning or exploded, so we're already well past that count, with nearly five months to go in the year. The number of planes coming down smoking or burning is rising, even as the amount of flammable methane in the atmosphere is rising...

2018-08-07 - RV goes up in flames and kills person in Fairbanks (Alaska):
http://www.ktuu.com/content/news/Person-dies-in-Fairbanks-motorhome-fire-victim-unidentified-490363921.html
http://www.webcenter11.com/content/news/Structure-fire-leads-to-fatality-in-Southeast-Fairbanks-490425941.html
http://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/alaska/articles/2018-08-08/person-dies-in-fairbanks-motorhome-fire-victim-unidentified
http://www.theeagle.com/news/nation/person-dies-in-fairbanks-motorhome-fire-victim-unidentified/article_e7ef675d-aac1-5d8a-8fdb-03d2eb96205b.html

Quote: "Fairbanks emergency officials say a person died in a fire that destroyed a motorhome. The Fairbanks Fire Department just after 8 a.m. Tuesday received a 911 call about a structure fire along the Old Richardson Highway. Firefighters found an older-model motorhome in flames on the east side of the Teamsters building in south Fairbanks. The fire had spread to nearby trees. Firefighters extinguished the fire in about 10 to 15 minutes and afterward found a person dead inside."

Note: This is the 358th RV to burn/explode in 2018, and this is the 13th deadly RV fire in 2018...

2018-08-07 - Woman found dead in burning SUV along M-53 in Shelby Township (Michigan):
http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/vehicle-engulfed-in-flames-kills-driver-in-shelby-township
http://www.wxyz.com/news/woman-killed-after-vehicle-is-engulfed-in-flames-in-shelby-township

2018-08-07 - Metal recycling center hit by fire shortly before 5:30 AM, scrap metal burns, in East Springfield (Massachusetts):
http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2018/08/firefighters_battle_scrapyard.html

2018-08-07 - Auto salvage yard erupts in flame in Etobicoke (Canada):
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/2-alarm-auto-wrecking-yard-fire-1.4776913
http://www.cp24.com/news/emergency-crews-battle-industrial-fire-in-etobicoke-1.4043791
http://toronto.ctvnews.ca/firefighters-working-to-put-out-blaze-at-etobicoke-auto-wrecker-yard-1.4043792
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/crews-battle-2-alarm-fire-220802432.html

2018-08-07 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, scrap cars burn, in Dundry (Britain):
http://www.avonfire.gov.uk/north-somerset-incidents/2244-scrapyard-fire-prompts-multi-service-response
http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/live-bristol-fire-smoke-airport-1869159
http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/gallery/fire-dundry-pictures-south-bristol-1871848




2018-08-07 - Home and business destroyed by explosion and fire at 2:45 AM in Sheldon (Wisconsin):
http://www.wqow.com/story/38832113/2018/08/Tuesday/family-home-business-destroyed-in-rusk-county-explosion
http://www.leadertelegram.com/News/Daily-Updates/2018/08/07/Explosion-fire-destroy-Sheldon-restaurant.html
http://www.weau.com/content/news/Explosion-in-basement-of-Sheldon-family-home-bus-490419881.html

Quote: "Reich's Roadhouse in Sheldon is destroyed after an overnight explosion. The Sheldon fire chief told News 18 the explosion happened around 2:45 a.m. Tuesday. The owners, Nick and Joey Reich, and their two young children (ages 3 and 8), lived above the restaurant. Nick told News 18 the explosion was so forceful, he was thrown across the room. Everyone was able to escape, with only Nick receiving injuries - minor burns to his hands and face."

Note: This is the 195th residential explosion in 2018...

2018-08-07 - Landfill fire breaks out in Carson City (Nevada):
http://www.nevadaappeal.com/news/local/crews-battling-fire-at-carson-city-landfill/
http://www.kolotv.com/content/news/Fire-closes-Carson-City-landfill-490297811.html

2018-08-07 - Landfill fire breaks out at 6:30 AM in Kawartha Lakes (Canada):
http://www.mykawartha.com/news-story/8803887-fire-causes-temporary-closure-of-lindsay-ops-landfill-site/

2018-08-07 - Tire fire breaks out at 5:44 AM near railway line in Salford (Britain):
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/northern-rail-delays-latest-manchester-fire-railway-atherton-victoria-disruption-salford-a8480591.html

2018-08-07 - Plastic pallet factory heavily damaged by fire at 1:20 AM, firenado forms, in Swadlincote (Britain):
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/firenado-fire-tornado-derbyshire-swadlincote-factory-a8482196.html
http://www.sott.net/article/392982-Firefighters-battle-rare-firenado-at-UK-plastics-factory

2018-08-07 - Coal mine rocked by explosion in Guizhou Province (China), 4 killed, 9 missing:
http://www.laht.com/article.asp?CategoryId=13280&ArticleId=2462486
http://www.efe.com/efe/english/world/4-dead-9-missing-in-china-coal-mine-explosion/50000262-3713136

2018-08-07 - At least 18 major wildfires burn across California, army of 14,000 firefighters deployed:
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2018/08/07/14000-firefighters-18-major-california-wildfires/
http://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/california/articles/2018-08-07/14-000-firefighters-battling-18-major-california-blazes
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/california-wildfire-latest-updates-14000-firefighters-18-blazes-a8480771.html
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/14000-firefighters-battling-18-major-california-blazes-57075440

Quote: "Firefighting costs have more than tripled from $242 million in the 2013 fiscal year to $773 million in the 2018 fiscal year that ended June 30, according to Cal Fire."

2018-08-07 - Wildfire grows to 290,692 acres on two sides of Clear Lake in Mendocino County (California):
http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/western-wildfires/california-s-biggest-wildfire-ever-still-growing-cancels-start-school-n898531
http://www.sfgate.com/california-wildfires/article/Mendocino-Complex-Fire-wildfires-California-calfir-13135314.php
http://www.presstelegram.com/2018/08/07/these-fires-show-devastation-of-northern-california-wildfires-now-the-largest-in-state-history/
http://www.koin.com/news/largest-wildfire-in-california-history-still-growing/1350478489
http://abc7news.com/mendocino-complex-evacuees-return-home-to-region-transformed/3903156/
http://abc7news.com/mendocino-complex-fires-grow-to-more-than-290000-acres/3899412/
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/08/07/largest-wildfire-in-california-history-still-growing.html

Quote: "The largest wildfire in California's recorded history expanded to almost 300,000 acres on Tuesday, postponing the start of the school year as ash choked the air and thousands of people remained driven from their homes. The Mendocino Complex, encompassing two fires lapping the northern and western shores of Clear Lake about 80 miles northwest of Sacramento, added 17,000 acres overnight to reach 290,000 acres, authorities said."

Quote: "The blaze, dubbed the Mendocino Complex, was reported 20 percent contained on Tuesday. Its rapid growth at the same time firefighters were battling more than a dozen other major blazes around the state fanned fears that 2018 could become the worst wildfire season in California history."

2018-08-07 - Wildfire grows to 3,399 acres in Trabuco Canyon (California):
http://abc7.com/nearly-4000-acre-fire-near-trabuco-canyon-is-5-percent-contained/3899892/
http://www.presstelegram.com/2018/08/07/firefighters-continue-to-battle-holy-fire-amid-excessive-heat-warning/
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2018/08/07/holy-fire-major-challenges-tuesday/
http://www.lasvegasnow.com/news/live-aerials-over-california-s-holy-fire-ravaging-land-in-orange-county/1350240330

2018-08-07 - Wildfire grows to 6,169 acres near Entiat (Washington):
http://komonews.com/news/local/mandatory-evacuations-ordered-as-states-largest-wildfire-grows

2018-08-07 - Wildfires have burned 397,126 acres so far this year across Idaho:
http://www.localnews8.com/news/idaho-fire-loss-approaches-400-000-acres/778440907

Quote: "So far this year, wildfire has burned 397,126 acres, according to the Idaho Department of Lands' running tally."

2018-08-07 - Three wildfires rage on the Big Island (Hawaii):
http://www.kitv.com/story/38832014/brush-fires-still-raging-across-the-state-three-on-the-big-island

Quote: "On the Big Island, three brush fires continue to blaze-one on the slopes of Mauna Loa near Kapapala Forest Reserve, another in Waikoloa, and a third one in Pahala near Ka'alu'alu Road and Discovery Harbour."

2018-08-07 - Wildfire continues raging near the coast near Monchique (Portugal), homes destroyed, dozens injured:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-europe-45099093/wildfires-rage-around-portugal-algarve-town
http://www.wsoctv.com/news/world/huge-forest-blaze-defies-portugals-firefighting-efforts/807908560
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/08/07/wildfires-torment-portugal-spain-as-france-feels-heat.html

Quote: "Almost 1,200 firefighters supported by 16 aircraft and 358 vehicles were deployed around Monchique, a town of 2,000 people about 250 kilometers (155 miles) south of Lisbon, where the blaze came within 500 meters (yards) of the local fire station. An unknown number of homes - believed to number in the dozens, according to local reports - in the forested hills have burned down."

2018-08-07 - Boat, RV and two cars destroyed by fire while parked near Spring Beach on coastal Vashon Island (Washington):
http://www.vashonbeachcomber.com/news/rv-cars-boat-burn-in-weekend-fire-at-spring-beach/

Quote: "The blaze started in an unoccupied RV and then spread to two nearby cars and a boat, all parked in a wooded area, according to Vashon Island Fire & Rescue’s Assistant Chief Bob Larsen."

Note: This is the 732nd boat/ship to burn/explode in 2018, and this is the 359th RV to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-07 - Two boats, truck, car, two ATVs, four motorcycles, golf cart and two buildings destroyed by fire at home in Claxton (Georgia):
http://www.claxtonenterprise.com/fire-departments-respond-to-three-significant-fires/

Quote: "A shed fire on Mittie Strickland Road resulted in a large loss: a truck; a car; four motorcycles; two 4-wheelers; a golf cart; two boats; four boat motors; 12 guns; a tool box full of tools; pressure washer; and a generator. An additional structure measuring 24 feet by 24 feet was also destroyed."

2018-08-07 - Boat explodes and burns on Big Turtle Lake near Bigfork (Minnesota), 2 kids blown into the water, 3 injured:
http://www.fox21online.com/2018/08/07/three-people-treated-for-burns-after-boat-explosion-on-big-turtle-lake/
http://www.grandrapidsmn.com/free_press/boat-explodes-on-turtle-lake/article_552f6a22-9a88-11e8-8f9a-0bf199bc6c8a.html
http://www.kbjr6.com/story/38835577/three-suffer-burn-injuries-after-boat-explosion-and-fire
http://www.valleynewslive.com/content/news/Boat-Explosion-Leaves-490356951.html
http://www.wdio.com/news/itasca-county-boat-explosion/5021256/

2018-08-07 - Boat bursts into flame at home, fire spreads to garage, in Riverside (California):
http://www.pe.com/2018/08/07/fire-ignites-stored-ammo-in-riverside-garage/

Quote: "A fire near downtown Riverside Tuesday, Aug. 7, jumped from a boat to the garage, setting off stored ammunition inside, the city’s fire department reported."

2018-08-07 - Yacht 'Maatje Johanna' bursts into flame near coastal Oudeschild (Netherlands):
http://www.vesseltracker.com/en/Ships/Maatje-Johanna-I1503997.html
http://www.texelsecourant.nl/nieuws/algemeen/63745/brand-in-schip-voor-haven-oudeschild
http://www.seanews.com.tr/ship-on-fire-off-oudeschild/178211/

Quote: "In the afternoon of Aug 7, 2018, the engine room of the 'Maatje Johanna' caught fire off the port entrance Oudeschild. The fire brigade from Texel and the KNRM were alerted to the ship, and the lifeboat 'Cornelis Dito' from Oudeschild jointly with the boat from Den Helder carried the rescue forces to the vessel."

Note: These are the 733rd, 734th, 735th, 736th and 737th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-07 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on the A2 in tunnel in Canton Ticino (Switzerland):
http://www.newsobserver.com/news/business/article216220990.html
http://www.fox13memphis.com/news/car-transporter-catches-fire-in-swiss-tunnel-no-injuries/807943472
http://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2018-08-07/car-transporter-catches-fire-in-swiss-tunnel-no-injuries
http://www.telezueri.ch/298-show-onlinenews/26604-episode-piottino-tunnel-autotransporter-in-flammen-aufgegangen
http://www.richmond.com/news/latest-news/ap/car-transporter-catches-fire-in-swiss-tunnel-no-injuries/article_d2bf0723-9db8-5a49-adf6-862d8e87f8cd.html
http://www.kpvi.com/news/national_news/car-transporter-catches-fire-in-swiss-tunnel-no-injuries/article_44d1575c-190b-5dc3-b791-a8ec81baf22d.html
http://www.startribune.com/car-transporter-catches-fire-in-swiss-tunnel-no-injuries/490226961/

Quote: "Swiss police say a transporter carrying cars has caught fire and burned out in an Alpine road tunnel. No one was injured, but the blaze caused the closure of a major north-south route. Police in Ticino canton (state) said the truck-trailer caught fire Tuesday morning in the Piottino tunnel on the A2 highway. The vehicle and the seven cars it was carrying burned out."

2018-08-07 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on Lamledge Lane in Shifnal (Britain):
http://www.shropshirefire.gov.uk/65635

Note: These are the 56th and 57th car-haulers to burn in 2018...

2018-08-07 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on street in Port Everglades (Florida):
http://wsvn.com/news/local/truck-pulling-container-at-port-everglades-catches-fire/
http://www.local10.com/news/florida/broward/flames-engulf-truck-at-port-everglades

2018-08-07 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 6 AM on the M5 in Kingsgrove (Australia):
http://www.f3nws.com/news/sydney-s-m5-closed-westbound-following-a-truck-fire-causing-massive-disruption-b75c45b0c90
http://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/news/sydneys-m5-closed-westbound-following-a-truck-fire-causing-massive-disruption/news-story/35c62329e754cc8a574a94dd37912828
http://www.instagram.com/p/BmMQjeln6F6/?igshid=uvw6lx3bzd7k
http://www.pscp.tv/w/1kvKpadWlPMGE

2018-08-07 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the A525 in Llandegla (Britain):
http://www.wrexham.com/news/fire-service-called-to-lorry-fire-in-llandegla-154159.html
http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/lorry-consumed-fireball-closed-a525-15001829
http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/live-lorry-fire-shuts-a525-15001028

2018-08-07 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at business in Middleton (Britain):
http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/footage-shows-hgv-engulfed-flames-15002403
http://truckerworld.uk/2018/08/footage-shows-hgv-engulfed-by-flames-at-a-factory-in-middleton-after-reports-of-loud-explosions/
http://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/news-features/2/news-headlines/121188/lorry-fire-in-middleton
http://www.pressreader.com/uk/manchester-evening-news/20180808/281556586649159

2018-08-07 - Tractor bursts into flame on Lodes Lane in Kingston St Mary, Taunton (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=49418&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41
http://www.applefm.co.uk/2018/08/07/taunton-fire-crew-called-to-tractor-and-combine-harvester-fires/

2018-08-07 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame, ignites field fire, on Ash Road in Stoke St Mary, Taunton (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=49421&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41
http://www.somersetcountygazette.co.uk/news/16404006.combine-harvester-fire-in-stoke-st-mary-field/
http://www.somersetlive.co.uk/news/frightening-video-shows-combine-harvester-1872720

2018-08-07 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame near the A354 in Milborne St Andrew (Britain):
http://www.dwfire.org.uk/incident/combine-harvester-fire-milborne-st-andrew/

2018-08-07 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame on Loose Gate Road in Moulton Seas End (Britain):
http://www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/news/combine-blaze-in-moulton-seas-end-9005641/

2018-08-07 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame on Wood Lane in Tugby (Britain):
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/local-news/combine-harvester-destroyed-farm-blaze-1871225

2018-08-07 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame on Marsh Lane in Barrow-upon-Humber (Britain), 1 mile from the coast:
http://www.humbersidefire.gov.uk/newsroom/incidents

Quote: "Marsh Lane, Barrow Upon Humber. Tue 7 Aug 2018 18:49 (No:17508) Combine harvester involved in fire. Dry powder extinguisher in use by owner prior to arrival of Fire Service. Crews used one hose reel and Thermal Image Camera for inspection."

Note: These are the 1707th-1718th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-07 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on Kemsdale Road in Hernhill (Britain):
http://www.kentonline.co.uk/faversham/news/about-50-yards-away-from-us-it-blew-up-187627/

2018-08-07 - Sanitation truck bursts into flame on Highway 400 in Barrie (Canada):
http://www.simcoe.com/news-story/8803903-sanitation-truck-catches-fire-on-hwy-400-in-barrie/
http://twitter.com/SimcoeNews/status/1026835766591332352

2018-08-07 - Box truck bursts into flame on the A1 near Ripon (Britain):
http://www.northyorksfire.gov.uk/news-events/breaking-news/incident_summary_night_shift_monday_6th_august_2018

Quote: "A1 N J40 – 51 Time of call: 16:53 Crews from Ripon and Northallerton were called to a LGV trailer that had a fire to the rear wheels. This fire was out on our arrival and the crews used a hose reel jet to dampen down the area. This was caused by a mechanical fault."

2018-08-07 - RV bursts into flame at 4:56 AM while parked at home, fire spreads, two homes heavily damaged, in Cape Girardeau (Missouri):
http://www.semissourian.com/story/2542756.html
http://www.kfvs12.com/story/38826810/camper-fire-damages-2-homes-in-cape-girardeau-mo
http://www.kzimksim.com/2018/08/07/cape-girardeau-burns-in-morning-fire-today/

2018-08-07 - RV bursts into flame on Mashapaug Road in Holland (Massachusetts):
http://www.wwlp.com/news/local-news/hampden-county/rv-catches-fire-on-mashapaug-rd-in-holland/1353008149

Note: These are the 360th and 361st RVs to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-07 - Van and motorcycle destroyed by fire at 11:33 PM on Chestnut Close in Stony Stratford (Britain):
http://bucksfire.gov.uk/latest-incidents/

Quote: "Tuesday 7 August, 11.33pm Van and motorbike destroyed by fire, Chestnut Close, Stony Stratford. One appliance and crew from Great Holm attended. Firefighters used one hose reel, one set of breathing apparatus and a toolkit."

2018-08-07 - Van bursts into flame in Knaresborough (Britain):
http://www.northyorksfire.gov.uk/news-events/breaking-news/incident-summary-tuesday-7th-august
http://www.strayfm.com/news/local-news/2652761/van-on-fire-in-knaresborough/

Quote: "Knaresborough - Time of call 11:22 Fire crews from Knaresborough responded to a van fire involving a Nissan. The cause of fire is believed to be an electrical fault. Crews extinguished fire using two breathing apparatus and two hose reel jets."

2018-08-07 - SUV bursts into flame on bridge to coastal Ocean City (New Jersey):
http://patch.com/new-jersey/oceancity/car-fire-halts-traffic-9th-street-bridge-ocean-city-police
http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/car-fire-halts-traffic-on-ocean-city-causeway/article_7e23147f-c6d0-5d2a-884e-5c978f402c1e.html
http://www.capemaycountyherald.com/news/fires/article_06426f92-9b3a-11e8-af7d-939a9b64f332.html

2018-08-07 - SUV bursts into flame on Route 138 in coastal Wall (New Jersey):
http://www.app.com/story/news/local/emergencies/2018/08/07/route-138-car-fire/929168002/

2018-08-07 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at home in Duncan (Oklahoma):
http://www.duncanbanner.com/news/crews-battle-car-blaze/article_eb54d3c8-9a58-11e8-91eb-8b07056009ac.html

2018-08-07 - Four cars go up in flames while parked in impound yard in Haverford (Pennsylvania):
http://www.delcotimes.com/article/DC/20180807/NEWS/180809779

Quote: "According to Viola, the officer was inside his patrol car across the street in the parking lot of the YMCA when he spotted smoke and a glow in the sky. He went over and found numerous cars that were on fire inside their impound yard."

2018-08-07 - Car bursts into flame while parked in carpark at airport in coastal Portland (Maine):
http://www.centralmaine.com/2018/08/07/bmw-burns-at-jetport-terminal-garage/
http://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/07/bmw-burns-at-jetport-terminal-garage/

2018-08-07 - Car bursts into flame on I-95 in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut):
http://www.wtnh.com/news/connecticut/fairfield/car-fire-slows-traffic-in-bridgeport-tuesday-morning/1351304950

2018-08-07 - Car bursts into flame at the Sunset Mall in San Angelo (Texas):
http://www.gosanangelo.com/story/news/local/2018/08/07/familys-car-catches-fire-they-leave-sunset-mall/929947002/

2018-08-07 - Car bursts into flame near Thunderbird Park on Tamborine Mountain (Australia):
http://www.beaudeserttimes.com.au/story/5573018/car-fire-on-tamborine-mountain-overnight/

2018-08-07 - Car bursts into flame on Ernesettle Lane in coastal Plymouth (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=49426&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41

2018-08-07 - Car bursts into flame on Waters Green near train station in Macclesfield (Britain):
http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/news-events/incidents/ongoing-car-fire-near-macclesfield-railway-station

2018-08-07 - Car bursts into flame on the M27 near Eastleigh (Britain):
http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/16402812.car-fire-on-m27-near-junction-5-for-eastleigh/

2018-08-07 - Car bursts into flame on the A38 near Derby (Britain):
http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/news/derby-news/a38-northbound-closed-due-car-1871539

2018-08-07 - Car bursts into flame in Kirk Deighton (Britain):
http://www.northyorksfire.gov.uk/news-events/breaking-news/incident-summary-tuesday-7th-august

Quote: "Kirk Deighton. - Time of call 13:44 Harrogate fire crews responded to a car on fire caused by an electrical fault. Car was totally destroyed. Crews used one breathing apparatus and a 45mm jet."

2018-08-07 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-10 near Scott (Louisiana):
http://kpel965.com/vehicle-fire-on-interstate-ten/

2018-08-07 - ATV bursts into flame on road near Colyton (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=49420&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41

2018-08-07 - Lawn mower bursts into flame inside garage at home, fire spreads, garage destroyed, in Delmar (Maryland):
http://www.wboc.com/story/38843647/lawnmower-causes-delmar-garage-fire

2018-08-07 - RV trailer bursts into flame at 12:30 AM while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in Phelps (New York):
http://13wham.com/news/local/camper-destroyed-in-overnight-ontario-county-fire
http://www.whec.com/news/fire-crews-investigating-ontario-county-camper-fire/5020781/
http://www.mpnnow.com/news/20180807/fire-crews-investigating-ontario-county-camper-fire
http://www.rochesterfirst.com/news/local-news/camper-in-phelps-goes-up-in-flames-after-propane-tanks-explode/1350765431
http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/2018/08/07/171229/

2018-08-07 - Barn destroyed by fire at fairy farm in Hobart (Wisconsin), 20 cows killed, owner has heart attack:
http://www.wearegreenbay.com/news/local-news/barn-considered-a-total-loss-several-cows-dead-after-fire-in-hobart/1353632978
http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/videos/news/2018/08/08/emergency-crews-respond-hobart-farm-fire/932016002/
http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/news/2018/08/08/fire-engulfs-hobart-dairy-farm/931911002/

Quote: "Crews say that the owner also suffered from a heart attack and was sent to the hospital."

2018-08-07 - Barn destroyed by fire shortly after midnight in Lower Chanceford Township (Pennsylvania):
http://local21news.com/news/local/crews-still-battling-york-barn-fire

2018-08-07 - AC unit bursts into flame at 1:30 AM at home, fire spreads to home, in coastal Mobile (Alabama):
http://www.wbtv.com/story/38826451/mobile-fire-rescue-battles-early-morning-house-fire

2018-08-07 - AC unit bursts into flame shortly after 3 AM, fire spreads, home heavily damaged, in coastal Monument Beach (Massachusetts):
http://www.capecodtimes.com/news/20180807/faulty-air-conditioner-possible-cause-of-fire-in-bourne

2018-08-07 - Shipping container bursts into flame, fire spreads to two cars in carpark, in Tilehurst (Britain):
http://www.readingchronicle.co.uk/news/16403347.video-major-fire-in-tilehurst-co-op-car-park/
http://www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/live-updates-as-huge-fire-breaks-out-in-tilehurst/
http://www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/three-cars-destroyed-in-tilehurst-storage-container-blaze/

2018-08-07 - Moving and storage business destroyed by fire in Mena (Arkansas):
http://katv.com/news/local/blaze-destroys-mena-moving-and-storage-business

2018-08-07 - Church heavily damaged by fire in Indianapolis (Indiana):
http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/indianapolis/north-side/historic-70-year-old-indianapolis-church-catches-fire

2018-08-07 - Home damaged by fire at 1 AM in Bellefontaine (Missouri):
http://fox2now.com/2018/08/07/resident-and-animal-safe-after-early-morning-house-fire/

2018-08-07 - Home damaged by fire in coastal Tampa (Florida):
http://cbs12.com/news/local/cat-rescued-from-house-fire-in-tampa

2018-08-07 - Home damaged by fire at 5:14 AM in coastal Mastic Beach (New York):
http://patch.com/new-york/shirley-mastic/firefighters-battle-blaze-mastic-beach-home

2018-08-07 - Home heavily damaged by fire shortly after 3:30 AM in coastal Miami (Florida):
http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Family-Safely-Escapes-Overnight-Fire-Engulfing-North-Miami-Home-490224351.html

2018-08-07 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 1:30 AM near the Mississippi River in East St. Louis (Illinois):
http://fox2now.com/2018/08/07/crews-battle-early-morning-house-fire-in-east-st-louis/

2018-08-07 - Home destroyed by fire at 4 AM in Fenton (Missouri):
http://fox2now.com/2018/08/07/fire-destroys-building-in-fenton-neighborhood/

2018-08-07 - Home destroyed by fire at 1:05 AM in coastal Portsmouth (Virginia):
http://wtkr.com/2018/08/07/house-fire-erupts-in-portsmouth/
http://www.13newsnow.com/article/news/local/no-injuries-in-early-morning-portsmouth-house-fire/291-581224932

2018-08-07 - Nine homes go up in flames along railroad tracks in Siegburg (Germany), dozens injured:
http://www.dw.com/en/germany-fire-breaks-out-near-train-tracks-in-siegburg-injuring-dozens/a-44993444
http://www.rt.com/news/435362-massive-fire-shuts-railway-germany/

2018-08-07 - Duplex heavily damaged by basement fire in Manor Township (Pennsylvania):
http://lancasteronline.com/news/local/official-cause-of-fire-at-manor-township-duplex-unknown/article_14536bb0-9ab1-11e8-912c-33c21e6ea52e.html
http://local21news.com/news/local/fire-in-manor-township

2018-08-07 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire on Leisure Lake Drive in Warner Robins (Georgia):
http://wgxa.tv/news/local/crews-battling-fire-at-castaways-apartments-in-warner-robins

2018-08-07 - Deadly fire burns home at 3:45 AM in Lincolnton (North Carolina), 1 killed:
http://www.wsoctv.com/news/local/firefighters-pull-woman-from-burning-home-in-lincolnton/807912061
http://www.lakenormanpublications.com/denver_citizen/lincolnton-woman-dies-in-house-fire/article_dccb4de6-9a53-11e8-a520-9782b8613652.html
http://myfox8.com/2018/08/07/woman-dies-after-pulled-from-lincolnton-fire/

2018-08-07 - Deadly fire destroys home in coastal Vancouver (Canada), 1 killed:
http://globalnews.ca/news/4374257/vancouver-house-fire-crews-east-vancouver/
http://www.vancourier.com/news/east-van-house-fire-results-in-city-s-sixth-fire-related-death-in-2018-1.23393089

2018-08-07 - Deadly fire burns apartment building at 2 AM in Hopkinsville (Kentucky), 1 killed, 1 injured:
http://www.lex18.com/story/38826932/man-killed-in-hopkinsville-apartment-fire
http://www.wsmv.com/story/38826453/man-killed-in-apartment-complex-fire-in-hopkinsville
http://www.newschannel5.com/news/1-killed-another-hurt-in-hopkinsville-apartment-fire
http://www.wxbc1043.com/2018/08/08/one-dead-another-hurt-in-hopkinsville-apartment-fire/

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Address: 2988 American Way Memphis, Tennessee
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Road surface has buckled on the bridge at the joints. This is extremely dangerous. There are cars with flat tires here almost daily...I have also see a bumper off to the side. Somebody need to fix this bridge ASAP before someone loses control of their car or gets hit standing in the road with their blown front tires. The most dangerous part is travelling north just after cresting the top of the bridge in the far right lane. If you are doing the speed limit when you hit the damaged area you WILL damage your car


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portable basketball goals in street according to city ordinances they cannot be in street and no type of ball sports are to be played in the street


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MARAD awards $4.8 million in Marine Highway project grants

AUGUST 9, 2018 — Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao yesterday announced the award of $4,872,000 in grants to six Marine Highway projects. The funding, provided by the Maritime Administration's (MARAD) Marine Highway program, will help enhance existing marine highways serving ports in Louisiana, Virginia, New York, and Connecticut, and support the development of new container-on-barge services in Kentucky and Rhode Island.

"Strengthening the country's waterways and domestic seaports stimulates economic growth, reduces congestion and increases the efficiency of our national freight transportation system," said Secretary Chao.

The Marine Highway Program supports the expanded use of navigable waterways to relieve landside congestion, provide new transportation options, and generate other public benefits by increasing the efficiency of the surface transportation system. The program works with public and private stakeholders to achieve these goals.

"These marine highway grants will help expand freight movement on the water and modernize our inland ports and waterways," said Maritime Administrator Mark Buzby.

Marine Highways provide new modal choices to cargo shippers, which reduces transportation costs while providing the public benefits of reduced road maintenance costs and improved safety. Expanding the use of our waterways supports jobs at U.S. ports and shipyards, and marine highway services also benefit national security by providing an alternate mode of transportation and adding to our strategic sealift resources.

Projects receiving grant funding are:

Port of Baton Rouge and Port of New Orleans Container-on-Barge (awarded $2,507,200)

The grant will be used to purchase marine terminal and handling equipment for efficient loading and unloading of container-on-barge operations in New Orleans. The existing service, which operates on a regular, reliable schedule, is designed to relocate empty containers in Memphis to meet export customer demand in Baton Rouge. This grant will allow the service to expand to the New Orleans France Road terminal and will allow northbound containers to be offloaded as far north as Memphis, TN.

Davisville/Brooklyn/Newark Container-on-Barge Service (awarded $855,200)

Sponsored by the Quonset Development Corporation, this service will run between Brooklyn, NY, Newark, NJ and the Port of Davisville in Rhode Island. The service will include a dedicated run twice a week utilizing one 800-TEU capacity deck barge and will remove approximately 83,200 containers and 14,976,000 vehicular miles annually from the road. It will also relieve landside congestion and lower transportation costs for shippers while providing additional economic opportunities regionally.

James River Expansion Project on the M-64 (awarded $456,000)

Sponsored by the Port of Virginia, this regularly scheduled service operates three times a week between terminals in Hampton Roads, and the Richmond Marine Terminal. The grant will allow the service to continue expanding by increasing freight handling capacity at the Richmond Marine Terminal, enabling it to provide a more efficient level of service.

New York Harbor Container and Trailer-on-Barge Service (awarded $298,423)

Sponsored by the New York City Economic Development Corporation, the grant will assist with funding a planning study to look at how marine highway services can be expanded throughout the Northeast region from New York Harbor to other points. Since many of the terminals at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey are reaching capacity; the study will provide the data necessary to establish the business case to support shipping container movement by barge between terminals and beyond. Services derived from this study could reduce landside congestion, provide greater market access and improve terminal capacity and efficiency.

Cross Sound Enhancement Project (awarded $503,250)

Sponsored by the Connecticut Port Authority, this grant will support the improvement of the Cross-Sound Ferry by expanding the dock and supporting infrastructure. The project will focus on maintaining and improving operational safety and efficiency. The grants funding will be utilized for shoreside infrastructure improvements and more efficient direction of vehicular traffic.

Paducah-McCracken Riverport Container-on-Barge Service (awarded $251,927)

Sponsored by the Paducah-McCracken County Riverport Authority, the grant funding will be applied to an 18-month demonstration of container-on-barge services that would stretch across three states and three marine highways. Specifically, the funds would be utilized for leasing and/or purchase of shoreside container handling equipment.


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City set to vote on new guidelines for historic districts

After months of delay, Cooper-Young and Speedway Terrace residents' time in historic district limbo may be coming to an end.

The Memphis City Council voted to approve both neighborhoods' historic overlay status earlier this year, but held the minutes pertaining to each until an ordinance with clearly defined guidelines could be drafted.

Now, the new ordinance making rules for historic districts more standardized is set for its third and final reading before the council on Tuesday.

The ordinance will make a few key changes in the process to become an historic district, as well as to the guidelines that govern established districts, Councilman Kemp Conrad, its sponsor, said.

The new law creates a threshold to apply for historic designation, something Conrad said was never in place before. It also defines what can be demolished within historic districts.

The ordinance might also shake up the structure of the Memphis Landmarks Commission, the nine-member body that currently reviews matters in historic districts. Two home builders are to be appointed to the commission, as Conrad said "it makes sense the industry is represented."

"Before Cooper-Young, it had been a long time since we've designated new historic districts," Conrad said. "And the ones that recently came before us include thousands of acres and hundreds of properties. We needed to make sure some thought went into it because you are giving up property rights to another group of people."

The new ordinance is "a document that everyone likes," something Conrad said he didn't think was possible. It's important to preserve history, but the regulations to do that "can't be too stringent."

"We have to have infill development and growth," Conrad said. "It's about finding the balance."

Justin Gillis, a member of the Speedway Terrace Neighborhood Association, somewhat agrees, calling the final draft of the ordinance a "reasonable, well-thought-out compromise."

"It was frustrating, it was ugly, and it was sausage-making politics at its best," Gillis said. "But it turned out okay."

Gillis along with leaders from other neighborhoods met with Conrad, representatives from the West TN Builders Association, and others to create the ordinance.

"Initially residents were at odds with the builders," Gillis said. "But we were able to give and take to reach a consensus that is promising and works well for everyone."

Robert Hatfield, with the Cooper-Young Community Association, said the ordinance may not be perfect, but he is ready for the "perpetual uncertainty" to end.

"At the end of the day, we are stuck between a rock and hard place," Hatfield said. "In order to get permanent designation for the neighborhood, the ordinance has to pass. We just need to get it passed even though it may not be everything that we want it to be."

Since state law says "sufficiently pending" legislation should be applied as law, Cooper-Young and Speedway Terrace have been operating as historic districts since approved. Hatfield said the Landmarks Commission has already made some good decisions: "We can already see the benefit."

"I hope the efforts of the neighborhoods aren't hurt or damaged, and I hope we don't lose this tool to preserve our neighborhood," Hatfield said.


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Cold comfort seems like the wrong way to describe this latest news. But as we sink into August and the dog days of Summer, maybe we should all be thankful to live in Memphis, and not one of the nine American cities even beastlier, according to a new list of America's sweatiest cities created by Honeywell Fans with Environmental Health & Engineering consultants.

The winners are: 1. Orlando, Florida — As hot and bug-infested as Walt Disney's Orlando World may seem, it's easy to maintain a smile and cheerful demeanor by reminding yourself that you're not in Tampa. 2. New Orleans, Louisiana — Nothing produces more sweat for less effort, than standing roadside on Carrollton, waiting for a streetcar. But at least it's not Orlando. 3. Phoenix, Arizona — Where dry heat meets dry heaves. 4. Dallas, Texas — Like a prison movie where the sadistic warden punishes inmates by locking them in a boiler room. 5. Las Vegas, Nevada — Like somebody covered Dallas in glitter and feathers and stuck it in a sauna. 6. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma — Heat like a blazing fist that reaches down your throat and rips out your tongue. 7. Kansas City, Missouri — Forget the heat, try the brisket. 8. Austin, Texas — Cooler than Dallas in most regards. 9. Atlanta, Georgia — Would be one of America's most miserable rush hours if not for a proper bar at every exit. 10. Memphis, Tennessee — Paradise (comparatively). And besides, who's got time for weather talk when there are Bird Scooters to complain about?


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Here's a thought exercise. As rock-and-roll fans descend on Graceland for the double celebration of Elvis Week 2018 and the 50th Anniversary of Elvis' "'68 Comeback" TV special, try to imagine what Memphis might be like today had Singer Presents ... Elvis (as the career-defining NBC special was officially named) been a wholesome Christmas variety show instead of the juggernaut rock and gospel performance that it was. Imagine if Presley's manipulative manager, Colonel Tom Parker, had gotten his way: There would have been no iconic black leather suit. There would have been no gospel medley backed by Darlene Love and the Blossoms. And no reunion of Elvis and his original Sun Studio guitarist, Scotty Moore and drummer DJ Fontana.

If the Colonel had gotten the TV special of his dreams, the alleged King of Rock-and-Roll would have crooned his way through seasonal favorites like "I'll Be Home for Christmas" and an old Frankie Laine song called "I Believe."

"To this day, I don't know why he thought 'I Believe' was a Christmas song because it's not," says the show's producer/director Steve Binder, in recounting his first awkward encounter with Parker.

Binder had been a logical pick to handle Elvis' return to TV, having helmed the landmark The T.A.M.I. Show, a 1964 rock and soul concert film with a dozen emerging British and American acts, including The Rolling Stones, James Brown, The Supremes, The Beach Boys, and Marvin Gaye.

Still, credentials aside, the young director had to make a good impression on ths Colonel. Otherwise the manipulative Parker wouldn't permit a private one-on-one meeting with Elvis.

"I truck out to MGM Studios, where Elvis had just finished a movie, and where the Colonel's offices were," Binder told the Flyer in a recent telephone interview. "And the Colonel hands me a quarter-inch audio tape of 20 Christmas songs that Elvis had recorded and sent out as a gift to disc jockeys all over America as a present. It's got a picture of Elvis surrounded by holly and berries. He told me, 'This is the show that NBC and myself have decided on.'"

Binder had other ideas.

"In my head, instantly, I knew this was a show I'm not going to do," he says. "So I wrote off the meeting. Drove back to my offices on Sunset."

By the time Binder arrived back at an office he shared with his partner, music producer Bones Howe, there was a surprise message waiting for him: "Elvis is going to be in your office tomorrow at 4 p.m."

"If you're looking for trouble, just look right in my face," Presley snarls in the tight opening shot of Singer Presents ... . And it's not like the audience watching at home ever had any real choice in the matter, since the singer's famously sullen mug is framed in an extreme close-up, floating in pitch black background with just a splash of red at his throat.

This is nobody's Christmas show; it's Elvis daring fans and critics alike to judge him — to gaze into the bright, blue, bedroom eyes of a massively disruptive artist from the previous decade, and determine whether or not he was still the rebel rocker from Memphis, or if he'd become Hollywood's toothless Teddy bear, cranking out another round of cheap, non-threatening product.

You'd never know it to look at him, as the camera pulled back and the tune changed from Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller's "Evil" to Jerry Reed's "Guitar Man," but nobody wanted to know the answer to this question more than Elvis.

"What if it fails?" Elvis asked Binder during the first closed-door meeting with his new director. Money for making Elvis movies was drying up, and the special had only come about in the first place as part of a deal the Colonel had struck with NBC while seeking backers to make more.  

"If it fails, your career is over," Binder answered, bluntly. "Nobody will forget the success you had in your early recording career and your movies, but TV is instant. The minute you appear on TV, everybody has an opinion the next morning. If you're successful, all the doors will open and you'll have any choice you want. But it's a gamble, and I can't promise you it's going to be successful."

Presley distrusted TV. The medium had burned him in the past, abetting the moral panic that followed rock-and-roll's big bang in the 1950s. But he was also frustrated in his role as King of B Musicals. He trusted Binder's unvarnished answer and felt comfortable in the director's office. Gold records on the wall, from Howe's work with groups like The 5th Dimension and The Association, made Elvis feel comfortable enough to drop an unsurprising confession. "The recording studio's my turf," he told Binder, allowing that he'd always felt more at home behind a microphone than in front of a movie camera.

"You make a record," Binder said. "I'll put pictures to it."  

Elvis had one personal request. He wanted to put "These Boots Are Made for Walking" arranger and session guitarist Billy Strange in charge of the special's music. Binder agreed instantly.

"This was really the first thing Elvis did outside the womb," Binder says, explaining why he didn't hesitate in regard to his star's one major request. "[Elvis] joined our world instead of me joining his."

There was one small problem with Elvis' first choice though. Strange was working on an album with Nancy Sinatra, and the studio was pressuring him to complete it as fast as possible. When, after several prompts, the over-extended Strange still failed to deliver Elvis' lead sheets in time to start rehearsals, Binder fired him.

"You can't fire me," Strange told Binder. "I've known Elvis a lot better and for a lot longer than you."

"Fine," Binder answered. "Then I'll be gone and you'll be there. But one of us is not going to be there."

Colonel Tom backed the original plan and said Elvis wouldn't show up for rehearsal if Strange wasn't there. Nevertheless, Binder moved forward, convincing New York composer/conductor Billy Goldenberg to take over.

"That changed Elvis' musical life, period," Binder says. Before that, Elvis had never sung live with an orchestra before. He'd go into the studio to record movie soundtracks with his rhythm section only. Then, additional musicians would be brought in to overdub all the parts.

"He loved every note he heard, and he bonded with all the musicians," says Binder, who hired Phil Spector's favorite studio musicians, the Wrecking Crew, and brought in The T.A.M.I. Show and Shindig alums the Blossoms to sing backup.

Blossoms singer and Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame inductee Darlene Love remembers meeting Elvis in the recording studio. "That's where we met Elvis and became friends with him," she told the Flyer. "Especially me because of my gospel background."

During spare moments, Elvis, who'd already cut a pair of acclaimed gospel albums (How Great Thou Art and His Hand in Mine) grabbed his guitar and asked the Blossoms what their favorite sacred songs were.

"We'd be over in the corner with Elvis just having a good time, and I think sometimes everybody got a little bit angry with us for taking all of his time," Love says. "He loved what he called 'the hymns of the church.' Songs like 'Precious Lord Take My Hand' and 'Amazing Grace' and 'How Great Thou Art.' He would sing the leads and we'd do the background. He would ask us, 'Is this key all right?' And you know, whatever key it was in was all right with us."

Binder was fascinated with the Elvis he saw backstage, singing with the Blossoms or casually jamming in his dressing room with friends.

"I said to myself, instantly, this is better than all the big production numbers we're doing on stage," Binder recalls. "We've got to get a camera in there."

But the Colonel, still expecting "I'll Be Home for Christmas" to show up in the set, inserted himself again. He wouldn't allow cameras into the dressing room under any circumstances.

"It was insane," Binder says. "This was the magic! I knew if we were putting out a disc, this is the one that would go platinum. So I just kept pounding the Colonel and hounding him every day. And finally he broke down. I don't think he was happy that he did it. But he said, 'Okay, Bindel [sic], if you want to recreate it on stage, you can try that. But I won't guarantee it'll get into the show.'"

"I don't think they realized that part was going to be so big," Love says of the musical improv reuniting Elvis with Moore and Fontana on numbers like "That's All Right Mama."

When Singer Presents ... first aired in 1968, it was an hour special cut down to about 48 minutes for commercials. Ratings were gigantic. "It was the first time, in primetime, that one guy did the whole show himself without guest stars," Binder says.

Though he still had a few feature films left in him, Singer Presents ... marked Elvis' transition away from Hollywood and a return to his roots, touring and recording. He'd take lessons learned from the TV special on the road with him, all the way to Vegas.

When Elvis died in Memphis in 1977, NBC decided to produce a tribute show with Viva Las Vegas co-star Ann-Margret hosting. “They sent a gopher down to the studio catacombs to track down the Elvis Presley special,” Binder says. In a twist of fate, the guy who went down to the basement pulled Binder’s 90-minute director’s cut version off-the-shelf. “That’s when they started airing the 90-minute version,” he says. “A lot depended on luck and fate. I couldn’t be happier.”

Recently, there was a loud buzz about the Elvis era finally drawing to a close. Las Vegas was losing interest. First-generation fans were dying, changing the market, as rare collectables became less rare. The Sun Records television series failed to earn a second season. But 2018 brought a pair of critically acclaimed documentaries — HBO's exhaustive two-part The Searcher, and Eugene Jarecki's identity-obsessed The King. And between its fancy new facilities and the most ambitious Elvis Week schedule in the event's history, Graceland also seems to be ready for another closeup, daring us all to look Presley in the eye one more time.

Binder, Billy Goldenstein, Darlene Love, and other artists connected to the "Comeback Special" are coming to Memphis to participate in Elvis week events at Graceland.

To read the full interviews with Steve Binder, Darlene Love, and Elvis friend and country hitmaker T.G. Sheppard, see Memphisflyer.com.

Love Connection

A Q&A with Darlene Love of the Blossoms

Darlene Love may not be a household name, but the Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame-inducted vocalist can be heard on some of the most iconic recordings of the rock-and-roll era. As a member of the Blossoms, she was a regular on the seminal TV show Shindig and performed in The TA.M.I. Show. She and fellow Blossoms Fanita James and Jean King can be seen performing alongside Elvis during the "'68 Comeback Special" gospel medley. Love will perform an Elvis week concert Monday, August 13th.

Flyer: I know the Blossoms wanted to be recording stars in their own right, but was there some sense of security in working sessions and singing backing vocals?

Darlene Love: That's very accurate. Because there weren't really any black groups at the time that were doing this. It was unheard of for them to be doing session work. Most of the sessions were contracted through our union, AFTRA (American Federation of Television and Radio Artists), and most of the people in AFTRA were white singers. They'd call them and put together three or four girls. They didn't have groups. But we already had a sound. So they could depend on us to have the sound they wanted. Therefore, we became bigger than life doing session work.

Phil Spector hires the Blossoms to sing "He's a Rebel," then releases it as a Crystals single.

We didn't go in there to do it as a group. We went in as a session. And I got paid extra for singing the lead on it. We knew it was going to be a Crystals record. It wasn't a surprise. The surprise was when we signed with Phil, it was supposed to be my record. But he put that one out under the name of the Crystals too.

But it was a surprise to the Crystals, also, right?

A big surprise. They were out on the road working, and the record was on the charts. They didn't even know the record was out.

Can you tell me about how Elvis would improvise with singers and musicians between takes or after rehearsals?

It was his down-time. Like going to your room and watching TV. It takes a while to come down after you've done a show like that. And [the musicians] would all just sit around and sing gospel songs. Not rhythm and blues or rock-and-roll, but gospel. I've been invited to come to the 50th anniversary with my group and my singers. We're going down to Graceland to celebrate the "'68 Comeback Special." And most of that show's going to be gospel.

Elvis Week Calendar:

Thursday, August 9th

Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Showcase

1 p.m. Guest House Theater, Guest House at Graceland. $20

Friday, August 10th

Tupelo, Mississippi – Birthplace of Elvis Presley Graceland Excursion

Departs The Guest House at Graceland at 8:30 a.m. and returns by 3:30 p.m.

$99/adults; $79/children ages 5-12; children under 5 are not permitted.

Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Meet 'n' Greet 11 a.m.–1 p.m, Guest House at Graceland Ballroom. Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Semifinal Round 7 p.m. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley's Memphis. $219, $139, $35

Saturday, August 11th

Mississippi Delta Blues Tour

Departs the Guest House at Graceland at 8:30 a.m. and returns by 6:30 p.m. $119/adults; $89/children ages 5-12; children under 5 are not permitted.

36th Annual Elvis 5K Run Benefiting Livitup

8 a.m. Run starts and finishes at gates of Graceland.

Listening Party for Where No One Stands Alone Album Release featuring Lisa Marie Presley

1 p.m. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley's Memphis. $30

ELVIS: The Greatest Hits Ultimate Tribute Artist Show

7 p.m. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley's Memphis. $219, $139, $59

Sunday, August 12th

Elvis Presley Fan Club Presidents' Event

10 a.m. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley's Memphis. $25

The Auction at Graceland  

12:30 p.m. Guest House Theater, The Guest House at Graceland. Free to attend; must register to bid.  

Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Final Round

7 p.m. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley's Memphis. $219, $139, $59

Monday, August 13th

Fan Reception

10 a.m. - noon. Elvis Presley Memorial Trauma Center at Regional One Health, 877 Jefferson Ave., Memphis. Free.

Elvis Fan Reunion

1 p.m. Grand Ballroom, The Guest House at Graceland. $10

Darlene Love in Concert

7 p.m. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley's Memphis. $55

Elvis Week Dance Party

9 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. Grand Ballroom, The Guest House at Graceland. $25

Tuesday, August 14th

Conversations on Elvis: Co-stars

10 a.m. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley's Memphis. $25

Inside the Archives

3 p.m. Guest House Theater, The Guest House at Graceland. Free.

The Founders Reception

5 – 6 p.m. Founders Room, the Guest House at Graceland. Event reserved for Founders only.

The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley Celebration Concert

7 p.m. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley's Memphis. $55

Wednesday, August 15th

Conversations on Elvis: Gospel

10 a.m. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley's Memphis. $30

A Musical Salute to Elvis

4:30 p.m. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley's Memphis. $25

Candlelight Vigil

8:30 p.m. Graceland Front Gate. Thursday, August 16th

Conversations on Elvis: '68 Special

10 a.m. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley's Memphis. $25 Featuring "'68 Comeback" producer/director Steve Binder, music director Billy Goldenberg; writer Allan Blye; guitarist Mike Deasy; and Tanya Lemani George, the belly dancer who performed during "Little Egypt."

Annual Elvis Memorial Service

Noon. University of Memphis Main stage in the Theatre Building. Free. Limited seating availability.

NIKO Live in Concert

3 p.m. The Guest House at Graceland Theater, Guest House at Graceland. $15.

ELITE Package Holder Evening Reception

5 p.m. Grand Ballroom, Guest House at Graceland.

Reserved for ELITE package holders only.

'68 Special 50th Anniversary Celebration

7 p.m. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley's Memphis. $55

Friday, August 17th

Conversations on Elvis: Elvis Connections

10 a.m. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley's Memphis. $25. Special guests include: Ann Moses, editor at Tiger Beat Magazine from 1965-1972; gospel singer Billy Blackwood, "In the Ghetto" harmony singer Donna Rhodes Morris; and country star TG Sheppard.

Party at Elvis Presley's Memphis

7:30 p.m. – 9:30 PM. Elvis Presley's Memphis. $45

Saturday, August 18th  

Elvis Week Brunch

9:30 a.m. Grand Ballroom, The Guest House at Graceland. $45  

TG Sheppard and Kelly Lang in Concert

3 p.m. Guest House Theater, Guest House at Graceland. $25.

Elvis Live in Concert - with an All-Star Band

7 p.m. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley's Memphis. $55


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          8/9/2018: WORLD: Civil rights death case from 1940 reopened      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

MEMPHIS, TENN. • More than 78 years after civil rights worker Elbert Williams’ body was found in a Tennessee river, a district attorney announced Wednesday that he is reopening the investigation into the slaying. Haywood County District Attorney Garry...
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MEMPHIS, TENN. • More than 78 years after civil rights worker Elbert Williams’ body was found in a Tennessee river, a district attorney announced Wednesday that he is reopening the investigation into the slaying. Haywood County District Attorney Garry...
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          NBA Rumors: Mike Conley Blames Himself For David Fizdale’s Firing Last Season      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Mike Conley on David Fizdale

Last season, Mike Conley led the Memphis Grizzlies to a promising start where they won five of their first six games. Unfortunately, the 30-year-old point guard was only able to play 12 games and spent the rest of the 2017-18 NBA season recovering from a torn Achilles. In the absence of one of the superstars, the Grizzlies started to struggle and ended up firing David Fizdale as head coach.

Mike Conley felt he was responsible for David Fizdale’s dismissal. Conley said that his inability to play put Fizdale and the Grizzlies in a tough situation. In an interview with Michael Lee of Yahoo Sports, Conley revealed that he reached out to Fizdale to apologize for what happened last season.

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          8/9/2018: WORLD: Civil rights death case from 1940 reopened      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

MEMPHIS, TENN. • More than 78 years after civil rights worker Elbert Williams’ body was found in a Tennessee river, a district attorney announced Wednesday that he is reopening the investigation into the slaying. Haywood County District Attorney Garry...
          Motive Power Service Manager - EnerSys Delaware Inc. - Memphis, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Summary: The selected candidate will be responsible for overseeing and directing all service, distribution, and shop operations. Essential Job Duties...
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          Alex Chilton And Peter Holsapple Lost 1970s Recordings To Be Released      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Newly discovered recordings from Peter Holsapple And Alex Chilton, that were cut in Memphis in the late 1970s will be released
          Re: Crosstown Concourse Apartments Now Available for Rent      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
First of all this apts arent ment to house local average working people... they are ment for professionals, for even artists... of course the prices are high, have you been to this place? I have... its beautiful, it gives you that n.y feeling... dont try to bash on them just because you cant afford..
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          8/9/2018: WORLD: Civil rights death case from 1940 reopened      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

MEMPHIS, TENN. • More than 78 years after civil rights worker Elbert Williams’ body was found in a Tennessee river, a district attorney announced Wednesday that he is reopening the investigation into the slaying. Haywood County District Attorney Garry...
          Is Former KISS Guitarist Vinnie Vincent Returning to Music?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Could his filing for a trademark mean there are more shows or possibly recordings beyond his recently announced Dec. 9 concert in Memphis? Continue reading…
          Neymar, Mbappé y Buffon dan lustre al campeonato francés 2018-19 - El Nuevo Diario      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

La leyenda Gianluigi Buffon, la superestrella Neymar y el niño prodigio de la flamante nueva campeona del mundo, Kylian Mbappé, lideran la constelación del París Saint-Germain y dan lustre a un campeonato francés 2018-19 que arranca el viernes con el Marsella-Toulouse.

Tras 17 temporadas en la Juventus, Buffon, de 40 años, descubrirá su primer campeonato extranjero. El carismático arquero de la selección italiana campeona del mundo en 2006 aterriza en Francia en busca del título que falta en su interminable palmarés, la Liga de Campeones. Además será la atracción de la nueva temporada de la Ligue 1.

 De interés: Courtois dice estar listo para debutar en la Supercopa de Europa

En su nuevo vestuario se encontrará al jugador más caro de la historia, Neymar, fichado hace un año del Barcelona por 222 millones de euros. Tras un curso en el que mostró su talento (19 goles y 13 asistencias) pero incompleto tras lesionarse en febrero y no volver a jugar, el brasileño busca desquitarse de su decepción en el Mundial (eliminación en cuartos).

El PSG iniciará la defensa de su título el domingo en el Parque de los Príncipes ante el Caen. Foto: EFE/END

La otra cara de la moneda para Mbappé, flamante nuevo campeón mundial con Francia. El fenómeno de 19 años fue una de las claves de los Bleus en Rusia y vuelve al campeonato nacional con el objetivo de brillar con más regularidad y situarse a la altura de Neymar y Edinson Cavani, el otro pilar del ataque parisino.

El vigente campeón iniciará la defensa de su título el domingo en el Parque de los Príncipes ante el Caen. En el estadio parisino estará la Copa del Mundo, para homenajear a Mbappé y a sus compañeros Alphonse Areola y Presnel Kimpembe, también campeones en Rusia.

El trofeo hará una gira durante el fin de semana por los estadios en los que jugarán los nuevos campeones. De esta forma, el viernes estará en Marsella, donde la Ligue 1 levanta el telón, para respaldar a Steve Mandanda, Adil Rami y Florian Thauvin.

Antes de viajar a la capital, la Copa estará unas horas antes en Lyon, donde Nabil Fekir estrena su condición de campeón en el duelo ante el Amiens.

 De interés: Dembélé se quedará en el Barcelona

Djibril Sidibé, del Mónaco, tendrá que esperar al 2 de septiembre (4ª jornada) para su homenaje, en el partido contra el Marsella.

EL PSG iniciará la defensa de su título el domingo en el Parque de los Príncipes ante el Caen. Foto: EFE/END

- Mónaco, otra reinvención -

Sin duda la temporada francesa estará marcada por la segunda estrella lograda en Moscú el 15 de julio, espaldarazo al fútbol galo que previsiblemente provocará un aumento de la asistencia a los estadios y de las audiencias televisivas.

En lo deportivo, la hegemonía del PSG en los últimos años -solo rota por el Mónaco en 2017- estará amenazada de nuevo por el Lyon, el Marsella y el propio equipo del Principado, una vez más reinventándose tras otro verano movido.

El equipo, dirigido de nuevo por Leonardo Jardim, ha perdido a Thomas Lemar, también campeón del mundo, Fabinho y Joao Moutinho, para una ganancias en traspasos de 187 millones de euros.

Además ha invertido 100 millones y cuenta con 60 jugadores con contrato profesional, por lo que el club monegasco se ha convertido en una aútentica fábrica de talento futbolístico.

 Además: Courtois será merengue por seis temporadas

Falcao, Kamil Glik, Jemerson, Sidibé y Andrea Raggi son los únicos supervivientes del campeón de hace 15 meses. Está por ver cómo se adaptan los muchos jóvenes que aterrizan, encabezados por el ruso Aleksandr Golovin, de 22 años, brillante en el pasado Mundial.

El Mónaco ha invertido 100 millones y cuenta con 60 jugadores con contrato profesional. Foto: EFE/END

Al contrario, el Marsella ha sido capaz de guardar a todo su bloque, subcampeón de la Europa League el año pasado y que se quedó a un paso de la Liga de Campeones. Al frente, su capitán Dimitri Payet, que buscará quitarse la espina de quedar fuera de la lista del Mundial debido a una lesión que sufrió en la final continental.

El Lyon espera conservar a Fekir y cuenta con el holandés Memphis Depay, espectacular en la segunda parte de la temporada. Marcó 19 goles y llevó al equipo a la Champions con un triplete en la última fecha.


          Manager      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
MS-Booneville, Permanent position: Plant Operational Engineering opportunity for someone to develop, lead and direct the Lean Six Sigma tools and processes for this manufacturing client located approximately 1.5 hours east of Memphis, TN. Reporting to the Plant Manager this is a hands on position will be a part of the management team with a broad Lean Six Sigma accountability for the plant. This position is bonu
          Skomentuj Najlepsze zagrania sezonu 2017-18: Memphis Grizzlies (29), którego autorem jest cynik      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Top 10 Grizzlies jest odzwierciedleniem ich całego sezonu. Można oglądnąć, ale po co? Lepiej już zobaczyć powtórkę jakiegoś odcinka "Stawki większej niż życie"
          EPISODE9 - Old Time Rock 'n' Roll: Sun Records      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
We take a trip to Memphis Tennessee to vistit the studios that created the greatest legends in Rock n Roll History, Sun Records. Listen to rare and early recordings of Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash
          Show # 581: Northern Soul      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
While the British Invasion was sweeping America, across the Ocean in Great Britain just the opposite was taking place. In the dance halls and record shops, soul music from Motown and Memphis was leading a quiet invasion of the northern part of England. The greats and not so well known singers here at home saw a resurgence in their careers in this most unlikely of places. Englandâ??s young and young at heart dubbed it Northern Soul.
          Crisis Hotline Counselor - Youth Villages - Nashville, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Memphis, Paris, Dyersburg, Jackson, Nashville, Columbia, Cookeville, Clarksville, Dickson, Chattanooga, Morristown and Knoxville....
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          PRN Crisis Hotline Counselor - Youth Villages - Nashville, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Memphis, Paris, Dyersburg, Jackson, Nashville, Columbia, Cookeville, Clarksville, Dickson, Chattanooga, Morristown and Knoxville....
From Youth Villages - Fri, 06 Jul 2018 22:23:35 GMT - View all Nashville, TN jobs
          11C Indirect Fire Infantryman      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
AR-WEST MEMPHIS, AR, 11C Indirect Fire Infantryman Job Description As an Army National Guard Indirect Fire Infantryman, you'll be trained and ready to be a vital part of a mortar squad, section, or platoon. You will perform challenging activities that may include parachuting from troop transport airplanes and camouflaging mortar fire positions. Plus, the teamwork, discipline, and leadership skills you learn as an Indi
          11B Infantryman - Management Training      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
AR-WEST MEMPHIS, AR, 11B Infantryman - Management Training Job Description Discipline. Loyalty. Experience. Every employer wants someone with these qualities because these are the people who become leaders. And those are exactly the qualities you'll develop as a Soldier in the Army National Guard. Imagine competing for a management position and it comes down to you and one other applicant. The strong work ethic, valua
          UPS Operations Supervisor - Part Time - UPS Freight      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
TN-Memphis, UPS Freight, a leader in the LTL trucking industry, is currently seeking a part-time Operations Supervisor to produce maximum profit while providing excellent service to the customer. This individual oversees and is directly involved in more than one of the following operations; dock, P&D, and Road Dispatch, including, but not limited to, customer service, productivity, quality freight handling, c
          Graceland RV Park & Campground 7/10 - Memphis, Tennessee      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
If you are going to visit Graceland, this is the place to stay if you are in a motorhome. The Graceland ticket center is a short walk from the campground.
          (USA-TN-MEMPHIS) Mercedes-Benz DRIVE Automotive Service Technician - GI Bill approved Registered Apprenticeship      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Mercedes-Benz DRIVE Automotive Service Technician - GI Bill approved Registered Apprenticeship Job Code:MEMPHIS595 CityMEMPHIS StateTennessee Job Responsibilities: The Mercedes-Benz DRIVE Technician Training and Development Program is an advanced 16-week Technician training program that provides the opportunity to learn extensive Mercedes-Benz product knowledge, customer service best practices and career preparation. All instruction is to ensure placement with a dealer, post program graduation. This program is a Registered Apprenticeship through the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). U.S. MilitaryVeteran candidates may choose to use one year of their GI Bill ® benefits, forthe MB DRIVE curriculum and the on-the-job OJT. You will learn: • Introduction to Mercedes-Benz • Diagnostic Strategies • Engine Management Systems • Brakes and Traction • Suspension Systems • Service and Maintenance • Climate Control • Telematics • E-Mobility • Disassembly • Intermediate Electrical • Career Development • Strategies for Success MB DRIVE’s blended learning approach consists of 90% hands-on workshop instruction and 10%traditional classroom lecture. To meet the needs of in-demand automotive technician skills, the program is designed to provide hands-on experience with Mercedes-Benz Workshop Information Systems, brand equipment, parts and vehicles. Upon successful completion of this 4 months school curriculum and 6 months of on-the-job dealership experience, you will earn the title Mercedes-Benz Certified Systems Technician. The Mercedes-Benz Technician core job description: (After 16 weeks of instruction and formal training & Dealership OJT): + Works as a team member to support Service Department operations. + Documents work orders to include: full description of repairs requested, completed and parts required. + Informs Supervisor/Adviser of unexpected delays of completion. + Ensures all work is completed to manufacturer standards. + Test drive vehicles and Interprets MB and related diagnostic equipment. + Conducts routine service and preventive maintenance on all types of vehicles. + Completed vehicle check lists and identifies areas of concern. + Completes new vehicle preparations. + Removes and installs vehicle components. In accordance with MB standards. + Keep work areas clean and in accordance with standards of safety and the disposal of waste. + Ensure uniforms and PPE are worn correctly, at all required times. + Continues education as a MB Systems Technician. Job Qualifications: Qualifications, Experience and Capability Requirements: + For non-Veteran candidates: + Graduate from an accredited Automotive Vocational Program, with a minimum of one year duration. Candidate must provide proof of the successful completion of one year or more. Transcripts are required + For Veteran candidates: + An Honorable Discharge from the United States Military and the ability to provide proof of service and discharge. + Formal military schooling in a technical field such as mechanical, power generation, aviation maintenance, electrical, electronics or other parallel technical specialized skills. Must be able to provide a DD214, for proof of technical training and job designation. + Completion of at least three years working in the specific technical field of study at the unit, organizational, ship, base, installation or direct support maintenance level (and maintained a high level of experience within the past 3 years). + For all candidates: + Valid driver's license and a clear driving record. + Ability to pass the following pre-employment screening requirements (drug screening, background investigation, credit score and a Motor Vehicle record report). + Be able to provide a minimum of three good work/school references, with current contact information to include relationship, phone number and email addresses. + Must be able to: + Operate power and hand tools and other types of machinery safely. + Drive a manual transmission (for road tests). + Read and comprehend technical instruction. + Lift up to a 78 pound tire and wheel assembly, unassisted and operate hoist and test equipment. + Sit, bend, stoop and/or stand for extended periods (up to 8 hours or more on a concrete floor) kneel, crawl, bend, reach, push, pull and maneuver in a shop environment safely and as needed. + Must be able to work in an environment that may have exposure to: Petroleum products, dust, hot or cold temperatures, loud noises, strong odors (exhaust fumes) and assorted other distractors. + Manual dexterity in both hands and the ability to manipulate small objects. + Good communication skills and the ability to work with the public. + During initial interview and screening process, must be willing to complete mandated online training, as assigned. + Must be willing to accept a minimum 12 month employment obligation upon hiring. + For additional information Contact: Ken Ware Senior Field Recruiter Automotive Programs CALIBRE 571.403.3223 Ken.Ware@calibresys.com APPLY Online www.mbusatechs.com Other Job Information (if applicable):
          (USA-TN-Memphis) Fulfillment Pharmacy Technician      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Job Descriptions: Under the direction of a pharmacist, perform pharmacy related functions in compliance with department policies and procedures while providing optimal pharmaceutical care. Schedule: Monday through Friday, 2:30 PM - 11:00 PM, with rotating Saturdays Essential Duties and Responsibilities: + Assist the pharmacist, under direct supervision, in the practice of pharmacy, in accordance with local, state, federal, and Company regulations. + Prepacking of stock including preparation of equipment and pre-pack labels, packaging and labeling of product for bar-code scanning, and quality control procedures. + Stock control functions including stock level audits, expiry date checking, stock file maintenance, and maintenance of internal stock movement. + General cleaning of work area and general maintenance of equipment and materials. + Maintains knowledge of loss prevention techniques Required Experience: Additional Opportunities: + Other duties as assigned + Assist in training new employees + Assist other pharmacy technicians Qualifications: + Strong organizational, prioritization, communications & mathematical skills - Required + Knowledge of medication brand and generic names. + Understanding of medical terminology and calculations. + Ability to understand the importance of and respect the confidentiality of all patient information. + Professional demeanor. Education and/or Experience + Highschool Diploma or equivalent Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: + National certification desirable or preferred + TN Pharmacy Technician license required Physical Demands: May sit, stand, stoop, bend and walk intermittently during the day. May sit or stand seven (7) to ten (10) hours per day. May be necessary to work extended hours as needed. Finger dexterity to operate office equipment required. May need to lift up to twenty-five (25) pounds on occasion. Visual acuity to see and read fine prints. Specific vision abilities required by this role include close vision, color vision and the ability to adjust focus. Must be able to hear normal voice sounds. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this role. Work Environment: + Work in a climate-controlled, smoke-free internal environment. Please note that Enclara Pharmacia, Inc. and any of its affiliated companies does not seek or accept unsolicited resumes or offers of recruiting service associated with any published or unpublished employment opportunities. Any unsolicited information sent to Enclara or any of its employees will be considered as unencumbered and free from any fee or charge whatsoever. Any outside recruiting services, and associated fees, if any, will be authorized only pursuant to a signed written contract approved by Enclara Pharmacia’s Legal department. Keyword: Pharmacy Technician From: Enclara Pharmacia
          In N' Out of the NBA Playoffs: So Last Season?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Qualified for Playoffs in 2016-17 (but not 2017-18) Memphis Grizzlies, 22-60 (43-39), Vegas Win Prediction (...)
          Sinclair/Tribune Mega-Merger Collapses. What Does it Mean for WREG?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The controversial, law-bending $3.9 billion merger of Tribune Media and Sinclair TV collapsed Wednesday, August 8th, when Tribune Media's board voted to terminate the deal.

The merger, which seemed likely, given the FCC's initial willingness to misapply the outdated "UHF discount" rule, became considerably less certain last month when the FCC criticized Sinclair, casting doubt on Sinclair's proposed divestitures, which might amount to divestiture in name only. Or, per the actual concern, "sham transactions."

[pdf-1]Historically, Sinclair's content has been right-wing. Recently, it has become overtly Trumpian, with mandates for local stations to air editorial segments by Boris Epshteyn, the Russian-born Republican political strategist and investment banker who is now the "chief political analyst" for Sinclair. Epshteyn was also a senior advisor in Donald Trump's 2016 campaign.


The president has been more than happy to return the favor. 


What made Trump's endorsement especially troublesome — even for him — is the fact that Sinclair's stations operate unbranded. So, in terms of affiliation, the Sinclair stations the president endorses often are actually affiliates of the NBC, ABC, CBS networks he criticizes.

And some Sinclair stations are FOX affiliates. Welcome to the media ownership funhouse.

While much attention is focused on the big, national networks such as CNN, FOX, MSNBC, etc., Sinclair has been creating a vast web of local, network-affiliated stations. Local TV news has more reach than all four major cable news stations combined.

In addition to ending the merger, Tribune is suing Sinclair.

The stake in this deal for Memphians was news station WREG Channel 3. It now appears that for the foreseeable future, Memphis' Channel 3 will remain a Tribune Media property.

Bye, Boris. 

          Man arrested after exposing himself inside Union Avenue Taco Bell      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A Memphis man was taken into custody after reportedly exposing himself and urinating inside a local Taco Bell.
          Front Desk Receptionist/Administrative Assistant - Team Auto LLC dba Auto Universe - Memphis, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
We are committed to providing *quality pre-owned luxury vehicles at the right price, with a hassle-free no-pressure car buying experience*.... $10 - $12 an hour
From Indeed - Sat, 04 Aug 2018 19:40:16 GMT - View all Memphis, TN jobs
          Legal Assistant/Receptionist - The Childress Firm, PLLC - Memphis, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Full-time Legal Assistant/Receptionist with 3+ years legal experience needed for growing small Bartlett law office. Duties will include answering phones,...
From Indeed - Mon, 18 Jun 2018 22:24:51 GMT - View all Memphis, TN jobs
          Administrative Assistant I - Rhodes College - Memphis, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
We aspire to graduate students with a lifelong passion for learning, a compassion for others, and the ability to translate academic study and personal concern...
From Rhodes College - Fri, 27 Jul 2018 00:21:43 GMT - View all Memphis, TN jobs
          Receptionist - Morgan & Morgan - Memphis, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Maintain a tidy receptionist area free of debris, trash and spills. Operate telephone switchboard to answer, screen and forward calls, providing information....
From Morgan & Morgan - Mon, 09 Jul 2018 22:50:52 GMT - View all Memphis, TN jobs
          Receptionist/Office Assistant - Transcarriers, Inc. - Memphis, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Transcarriers, Inc. is hiring an entry level Receptionist/Office Assistant. *Responsibilities*: - Receive visitors at the front desk by welcoming, directing... $9 - $10 an hour
From Indeed - Wed, 08 Aug 2018 18:44:46 GMT - View all Memphis, TN jobs
          Receptionist - Part Time/Weekends - SHC of Memphis - Signature HealthCARE LLC - Memphis, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Each pillar has its own staff and initiatives, ensuring that our unique culture permeates the entire organization....
From Signature HealthCARE LLC - Fri, 03 Aug 2018 00:03:38 GMT - View all Memphis, TN jobs
          Conceirge - Ecumen - Memphis, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Vulnerable Adult and Abuse Policy, HIPAA, Resident’s Bill of Rights, Universal Precaution, AWAIR, OSHA, Right to know, SDS, ADA, HUD Policy and Procedures, Fair...
From Ecumen - Thu, 02 Aug 2018 19:42:11 GMT - View all Memphis, TN jobs
          Office Services Associate / Receptionist - C&W Services - Memphis, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
C&W Services is one of the largest facility services companies in the USA & Canada with a 65-year history of helping clients drive down operating expenses,...
From C&W Services - Thu, 02 Aug 2018 15:49:02 GMT - View all Memphis, TN jobs
          Receptionist - Artisent Floors - Memphis, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Artisent Floors is a fast growing, full service flooring company, and we’re looking for the right people to join our team....
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          Receptionist - Millennia Housing Management - Memphis, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The receptionist must have the ability to professionally answer a multi-line phone system, multi-task in an extremely fast paced environment, the ability to...
From Millennia Housing Management - Fri, 27 Jul 2018 17:54:25 GMT - View all Memphis, TN jobs
          Leasing Consultant - BG Staffing - BG Multifamily - Memphis, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Currently looking for experienced Leasing Specialists to fill openings in the apartment industry. Have a strong work ethic with reliability and dependability.... $9 - $10 an hour
From Indeed - Fri, 20 Jul 2018 21:58:37 GMT - View all Memphis, TN jobs
          Dental Assistant (Part-Time) - Community Heath Care Organization - Memphis, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Dental Assistants also carry out chair-side and receptionist duties. Company paid life insurance, voluntary disability insurance and a rich paid time off...
From Indeed - Thu, 19 Jul 2018 21:41:49 GMT - View all Memphis, TN jobs
          Receptionist (Cordova) - Bunzl - Memphis, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
We seek to recruit and retain the right people who are passionate about our business and we provide opportunities for our employees so that they may progress...
From Bunzl - Tue, 17 Jul 2018 15:12:11 GMT - View all Memphis, TN jobs
          Medical Front Office Receptionist - Memphis PT - Memphis, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
An Outpatient Rehabilitation Clinic located in Memphis, TN is searching for an Experienced Front Office Medical Receptionist!...
From U.S. Physical Therapy - Thu, 12 Jul 2018 21:57:26 GMT - View all Memphis, TN jobs
          Dental Receptionist/Front Desk - American Dental Staffing - Memphis, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Receptionist protect patients rights by maintaining confidentiality of personal and financial information....
From Indeed - Wed, 11 Jul 2018 18:13:01 GMT - View all Memphis, TN jobs
          District Manager - Memphis, TN (2031) - Millennia Housing Management, Ltd - Memphis, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Millennia Housing Management Ltd., an industry leading property management company based in the Midwest, is looking for an experienced *District Manager*....
From Indeed - Mon, 09 Jul 2018 20:08:59 GMT - View all Memphis, TN jobs
          HYPEBEAST Mix: Suicideyear - Gumbeaux Glo Boy Mix      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Suicideyear is a young Baton Rouge-based producer who's a walking encyclopedia on electronic and rap music, both regionally and nationally. He's also the latest guest to bless the latest edition of our HYPEBEAST Mix series. This mix arrives at the perfect time, continuing the momentum the creative has established in 2018. The 23-year-old beatsmith, born James Prudhomme, recently dropped his newest album, Color The Weather via LuckyMe label in July. The vastness and flexibility of his sound are tantalizing, working with collaborators such as Little Pain, Casey MQ, Lil Ugly Mane, Georgia and Yung Lean while blending heavy 808s with beautiful vocals. The album title derives from a coloring competition for children run by regional TV station WFAB in his native Baton Rouge, Louisiana – which he felt was a fitting eponym for the project in that it gave local kids a blank piece of paper to channel their worlds into sideways swatches of indigo and grey, devoid of lines to stay within. Gumbeaux Glo Boy Mix is a reflection of Suicideyear’s Louisiana roots, a place where Prudhomme has resided all his life and the foundation of his ever-expanding sound. His music caught the attention of Oneohtrix Point Never — whose now-defunct Software label played host to Suicideyear’s early output such as 2014's Remembrance EP. The only plan for Suicideyear for the rest of the year and the near future is to make the best music he can possibly make. Find out more about his inspirations in our Q&A with Chromeo below along with the mix. What were some of your musical inspirations coming up? I'd say as a kid, OutKast's Speakerboxxx/The Love Below was really influential, but when I started making beats, I was listening heavily to Lex Luger produced songs and DJ Paul, SpaceGhostPurrp too How would you describe your sound? Nosebleed If we were to hang out in Baton Rouge for a day, what would you recommend? [We'll] get some wings from The Blue Store or go to Atcha Bakery & Cafe for lunch, maybe go to the top of the state capital, it overlooks the whole city. [We] could go to Bluebonnet Swamp, its raw, but if you really got the time, go to Global Wildlife and feed giraffes and zebras all day Favorite song out now? Memphis909 "Top off" has been on repeat for me What are your plans for 2018-2019? Making buku beats, tour in Asia and tour in Europe soon, lots of new music. If you were to do a joint project with anyone, who would it be with and why? Either Rico Nasty or Lil TJay. Rico has such a raw energy, it's infectious. Lil TJay is one of the nicest vocalists right now and compliments the beats so well Final words? No one is illegal, free Cyntoia Brown

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          Ligue 1: Buffon et la constellation parisienne, les cinq stars à suivre      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Paris - Une légende du football qui rêve encore de trophées au crépuscule de sa carrière ou encore le joueur le plus cher de l'histoire en reconquête: de Buffon à Neymar, en passant par les ambitieux Dimitri Payet et Memphis Depay, focus sur les cinq stars attendues de la Ligue 1.
          800 Prophets hit the streets in Memphis, Tennessee      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Prophecy is being fulfilled right before their eyes. The gathering of the true sons of God, the Israelites. Revelation 11:11 [11]And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them.
          IT Customer Service Technician - Hub Group - Memphis, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Understanding of the businesses supported by Technology Services and the impact of new technologies and systems on that business....
From Hub Group - Fri, 20 Jul 2018 22:52:48 GMT - View all Memphis, TN jobs
          IT Customer Service Technician - Hub Group - Memphis, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Understanding of the businesses supported by Technology Services and the impact of new technologies and systems on that business....
From Hub Group - Fri, 20 Jul 2018 22:52:48 GMT - View all Memphis, TN jobs
          Bishops of IUIC Interview with WREG News      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Bishops of Israel United In Christ being interviewed by Channel 3 News WREG in Memphis, Tennessee Acts 17:6 [6]And when they found them not, they drew Jason and certain brethren unto the rulers of the city, crying, These that have turned the world upside down are come hither also;
          OL : Memphis qui rêve plus grand ? Aulas le réveille avec un seau d'eau      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

OL : Memphis qui rêve plus grand ? Aulas le réveille avec un seau d'eau

Homme providentiel de l’Olympique Lyonnais en fin de saison, Memphis Depay a voulu pimenter un peu le...


          Non-Destructive Test Technician (FAA)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
TN-Memphis, Non-Destructive Test Technician (FAA) Join a team recognized for leadership, innovation and diversity Provide Quality Control Inspection support for Honeywell Aerospace while partnering with manufacturing teams and leaders. You will ensure that quality in being maintained in all factors involved in production. Be part of the Quality Control team that provides their expertise and ensures that the c
          OL : Didier Roustan conseille l'OL après les propos de Memphis Depay      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

OL : Didier Roustan conseille l'OL après les propos de Memphis Depay

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          IT Customer Service Technician - Hub Group - Memphis, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Depay by ještě jednou rád zkusil větší klub. Nebude se na něj v Lyonu pískat?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ligue 1 > Čtyřiadvacetiletý reprezentant Oranjes Memphis Depay hrál ve své profi kariéře za tři kluby. Zatímco v PSV Eindhovenu se mu dařilo, což platí i pro současné působiště, jimž je Olympique Lyon, v Manchesteru United mu to nesedlo.
          8/9/2018: WORLD: Civil rights death case from 1940 reopened      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

MEMPHIS, TENN. • More than 78 years after civil rights worker Elbert Williams’ body was found in a Tennessee river, a district attorney announced Wednesday that he is reopening the investigation into the slaying. Haywood County District Attorney Garry...
          8/9/2018: WORLD: Civil rights death case from 1940 reopened      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

MEMPHIS, TENN. • More than 78 years after civil rights worker Elbert Williams’ body was found in a Tennessee river, a district attorney announced Wednesday that he is reopening the investigation into the slaying. Haywood County District Attorney Garry...
          Maintenance Mechanic - The Chemours Company - Memphis, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
At Chemours, you will find sustainability in our vision, our business and your future. The employee must be able to work overtime, ascend and descend multiple...
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          Civil Rights Worker Slaying Case From 1940s Reopened      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — More than 78 years after civil rights worker Elbert Williams’ body was found in a Tennessee river, a district attorney announced Wednesday that he is reopening the investigation into the slaying. Haywood County DA Garry Brown said his office is launching an investigation into the death of the 32-year-old Black man, […]
          Software Development Specialist Sr      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
TN-Memphis, Our client is currently seeking a Software Development Specialist To develop, maintain, test and debug software to meet generally defined requirements in a Windows client/server environment utilizing software development languages/environments such as PL/SQL, Oracle, Progress 4 GL Application Development Environment (ADE), .Net, Microsoft SQL, or other platforms; to formulate and define system sco
          IT Software Development Adv      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
TN-Memphis, Our client is currently seeking a IT Software Development Adv To design, develop, maintain, test and debug software and applications; to determine the impact of new programs on and ensure compatibility with existing systems; to develop expertise in and assume responsibility for one or more specific system functions; under general supervision, to formulate/define system scope and objectives; to dev
          Financial Analyst      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
TN-Memphis, Job Title: Financial Analyst Location: Memphis, TN Duration: 03Months+ (High Possibility for extension) Job Description: This role will provide supplemental system testing for newly implanted GAAP Lease accounting rules. Familiarity with Lease accounting is desired, as well as testing and validation experience with the proper functioning of systems. Would prefer candidates with CPA's. Years of Exp
          Crisis Hotline Counselor - Youth Villages - Nashville, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Memphis, Paris, Dyersburg, Jackson, Nashville, Columbia, Cookeville, Clarksville, Dickson, Chattanooga, Morristown and Knoxville....
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          PRN Crisis Hotline Counselor - Youth Villages - Nashville, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Memphis, Paris, Dyersburg, Jackson, Nashville, Columbia, Cookeville, Clarksville, Dickson, Chattanooga, Morristown and Knoxville....
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          IWA Wrestling Vol. 1 - Best Of The 70s      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Video: IWA Wrestling Vol. 1 - Best Of The 70s
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Studio: Taylor Marketing & All-Star Wrestling
The IWA was the first wrestling promotion to have a television program nationwide. Promoters Eddie Eihorn and Pedro Martinez put together a huge talent pool that would provide a national and international promotion with more stars than any other promotion had ever done. The list of stars in this first of many to come DVD series is like a who's who of the 1970's wrestling superstars. The IWA spared no expense to give the fans only the best. Jack Reynolds was a well noted and household name for his coverage of professional wrestling. Tex McKenzie not only wrestled, but also filled in as the color analyst. Ring announcing was handled by Rick Martin, who in real life was son of promoter, Pedro Martinez, his given name was Ronnie Martinez. They all provided professional insight and knowledge of the king of sports, professional wrestling. Not that Big Time Wrestling from Detroit had to take any back seats.

Featured here are a few of the Big Time Wrestling moments with the wisdom of Veteran mic man Chuck Allen and his partner Terry Sullivan filling us in on the action and shows coming up and the latest news. But the bonus here is the Memphis match that features the silver tongue, Lance Russell. Russell was like a good friend telling you always what was on his mind. The guys on the "stick" were a huge part of thousands of Wrestling fans on Saturday morning and the golden era of the 70s.

Stars: Barb Owens, Beverly Shade, Bonnie Steel, Masked Beauty, Beautiful Bruce, Bobo Brazil, Buddy Porter, Bulldog Brower, Bulldog Don Kent, Dick The Bruiser, Dino Bravo, Dominic Denucci, Dory Funk Jr., Erik the red, Ernie Ladd, Gary Fargo, Gino Brito, Goliath, Ivan Koloff, Jerry Lawler, Karl Krupp, Kurt Von Hess, Lar Anderson, Love Bros., Luis Martinez, Mark Lewin, Martell Bros., Mighty Igor, Mil Mascaras, Nelson Royal, Ox Baxter, Pampeno Firpo, Pierre LaFive, Rick Gardner, Ron Donney, Rujet Woods, Sika Anoa'i, Sky LoLo, The Sheik, Thunderbolt Patterson, Tim Wilson, Tom Reeseman, Wendell Burgess

          NBA Schedule Released: Here Are All The Best Opening Week and Christmas Day Games       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
JUNE 3: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers defends Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors in Game Two of the 2018 NBA Finals on June 3, 2018 at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California.
Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images

The NBA season is right around the corner. The league released the schedule for the nationally televised games for opening week, Christmas Day, and Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Wednesday, and the matchups feature a number of top players, including LeBron James, Steph Curry, James Harden, and Russell Westbrook.

Over the first six days of the NBA’s opening week, 15 different teams will play games aired on TNT, ESPN, and NBA TV. The first game of the 2018-19 season will feature the Boston Celtics hosting the Philadelphia 76ers (Oct. 16, 8 p.m. on TNT), two teams that are expecting to battle at the top of the Eastern Conference this season. In the second game of the night, the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors will be hosting the Oklahoma City Thunder, putting former teammates Kevin Durant and Westbrook against each other.

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The opening week of doubleheaders continues Wednesday, Oct. 17 on ESPN with the Houston Rockets hosting the New Orleans Pelicans, putting the reigning MVP Harden against one of the NBA’s best in Anthony Davis. The second game will feature some young stars as the Phoenix Suns host the Dallas Mavericks, marking the debuts of No.1-pick Deandre Ayton and No.3-pick, Luka Doncic.

Christmas Day will have five games across ESPN and ABC, while MLK Day has three games, including James facing off against Curry and the Warriors.

Here’s the full schedule:

2018-19 Opening Week

Tuesday, Oct. 16

  • Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics 8:00 p.m. TNT
  • Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Golden State Warriors 10:30 p.m. TNT

Wednesday, Oct. 17

  • New Orleans Pelicans vs. Houston Rockets 8:00 p.m. ESPN
  • Dallas Mavericks vs. Phoenix Suns 10:30 p.m. ESPN

Thursday, Oct. 18

  • Chicago Bulls vs. Philadelphia 76ers 8:00 p.m. TNT
  • Los Angeles Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers 10:30 p.m. TNT

Friday, Oct. 19

  • Boston Celtics vs. Toronto Raptors 8:00 p.m. ESPN
  • Golden State Warriors vs. Utah Jazz 10:30 p.m. ESPN

Saturday, Oct. 20

  • Toronto Raptors vs. Washington Wizards 7:00 p.m. NBA TV
  • Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Lakers 10:30 p.m. ESPN

Sunday, Oct. 21

  • Houston Rockets vs. LA Clippers 9:00 p.m. NBA TV

Christmas Day (Dec. 25, 2018)

  • Milwaukee Bucks vs. New York Knicks 12:00 p.m. ESPN
  • Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Houston Rockets 3:00 p.m. ABC
  • Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics 5:30 p.m. ABC
  • Los Angeles Lakers vs. Golden State Warriors 8:00 p.m. ESPN/ABC
  • Portland Trail Blazers vs. Utah Jazz 10:30 p.m. ESPN

Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Jan. 21, 2019)

  • New Orleans Pelicans vs. Memphis Grizzlies 5:30 p.m. TNT
  • Houston Rockets vs. Philadelphia 76ers 8:00 p.m. TNT
  • Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers 10:30 p.m. TNT
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          Sound System Upgrade, Locker Room Improvements Among Renovations to Liberty Bowl      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
When Memphis football fans file into Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium Sept. 1 for the Tigers home opener against Mercer they will be able to heart things...
          Commission Passes Ordinance To Gain More Legal Control      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Shelby County commissioners approved an ordinance Wednesday, Aug. 8, that would bar the county attorney from representing county government in civil l...
          Bids Put Cost of Airport Concourse Renovation near $250 Million      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Estimates for Memphis International Airport’s long-awaited concourse overhaul have climbed toward a quarter billion dollars.At $245.5 million, the lat...
          Last Word: Transition Time, Two Years of Heart and Eads De-Annexation Growth      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Here comes the transition in the county mayor’s office. Shelby County Mayor-elect Lee Harris announced Wednesday that the transition team will b...
          OL : Memphis qui rêve plus grand ? Aulas le réveille avec un seau d'eau      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

OL : Memphis qui rêve plus grand ? Aulas le réveille avec un seau d'eau

Homme providentiel de l’Olympique Lyonnais en fin de saison, Memphis Depay a voulu pimenter un peu le...


          OL : Didier Roustan conseille l'OL après les propos de Memphis Depay      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

OL : Didier Roustan conseille l'OL après les propos de Memphis Depay

Memphis Depay a été très cash en confiant mardi soir, après le match Chelsea-OL, qu'il visait un club...


          County to Host Free Active Shooter Training      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The Shelby County Office of Preparedness (SCOP) is offering two free active-shooter awareness and prevention trainings on Saturday, Aug. 18th.


Each session will be a 90-minute lecture in which attendees will learn how to react quickly and safely during an active shooting with the “run, hide, fight” strategy.


Dale Lane, director of SCOP said the training will provide a survival plan to stay alive during active shootings, which “can happen without warning and evolve quickly.”


“In an emergency, whether a disaster or an active shooter event, you are the first boots on the ground before emergency services have a chance to respond,” Lane said. “We offer free training to give you the knowledge, confidence, and skills to stay alive and to assist those around you until the professional first responders arrive on the scene.”


The training will be at the SCOP office on Mullins Station, beginning at 9 a.m. and then again at 1 p.m.


Additionally, the SCOP is recruiting for its Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), a group of citizens trained to handle potential hazards and threats in Shelby County. To become a member of CERT, one must attend two consecutive Saturday training sessions to learn basic, life-saving disaster preparedness skills.


The classes cover how to assemble a disaster kit, as well as skills for fire suppression, team organization, light search and rescue, medical triage, and first aid. There will also be information about terrorism, hazardous materials, and disaster psychology.


Once completing the two sesion, team members will be certified for two years. The classes will be on Sept. 22nd and 29th from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the SCOP offices.


Registration for CERT and the active shooter training is online or can be done by calling 901-222-6706.


          Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc. Ships 50th Power Transformer from its North American Transformer Manufacturing Facility      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
WARRENDALE, Pa., Aug. 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc. shipped its 50th high voltage transformer manufactured exclusively in its North American transformer manufacturing facility in Memphis, Tennessee. The state-of-the-art facility, which opened in April 2013, is one of only a few North American manufacturing facilities built for the design, manufacturing, test […]
          Priebe, Dedie      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
MEMPHIS, Mo. -- Delia "Dedie" Priebe, 83, of Memphis, died Aug. 7, 2018, at Scotland County Hospital. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 13, at...
          One BR in New York City NY 10014 (Listanza) $5,500      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Large, bright, high corner one beds, one Charles, the Memphis Downtown, in the coveted West Village. Along with the absolutely mesmerizing, truly panoramic views of tan, this mint one beds gem boasts lovely wooden floors, stai ess steel appliances, ample closet space and generous private balcony. The West Village location is unbeatable, giving easy access to fabulous restaurants, clubs and shops, as well as the Hudson River Greenway. The Memphis Downtown is a full-service condo featuring a roof deck, central laundry and on-site attended garage. Sorry, no pets.

          IT Customer Service Technician - Hub Group - Memphis, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Understanding of the businesses supported by Technology Services and the impact of new technologies and systems on that business....
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          Re: Sinclair/Tribune Mega-Merger Collapses. What Does it Mean for WREG?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
https://media.giphy.com/media/8vlUOHucLloM…
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          Re: Tubby Smith Out as Tiger Basketball Coach      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Tubby Smith failed, bottom line. Mainly because of his own stubbornness.
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          Aging in Place      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Spread the word!

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis’
next Aging in Place program call-in application period
Thursday, August 23, 2018 starting at 9 a.m.


To apply, applicants must call 901-322-3500 starting at 9 a.m. on Thursday, August 23 and leave a message with their name, address and phone number to receive a call back. We will call applicants back to complete applications over the phone. At that time, applicants must have all documentation required to complete their application. Applicants will be accepted on a first-qualified, first-served basis.

So spread the word to your contacts in our community! The services provided through this program are in great need to help local seniors continue to live in their own homes safely and with the dignity and respect they deserve.

You can find more information about the program on our website, www.memphishabitat.com. If you have any questions about the program, feel free to contact Shannon Morgan, Senior Program Manager, at 901-322-3510 or smorgan@memphishabitat.com.

Thank you for working with us and helping spread the word about this program!

P.S. Following the August 23 application date, we do not know when the next application period will be. We will update the Aging in Place hotline (901-322-3500), Habitat website (www.memphishabitat.com) and social media (Facebook and Twitter) once we determine the next application date.

** The funding for this project was provided through a grant awarded by the Davidson County Chancery Court, Part III from the SeniorTrust/ElderTrust settlement (Case No. 11-1548-III) and through a contract administered by the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability. The Aging in Place program receives additional financial support from a variety of sources, including The City of Memphis, Division of Housing and Community Development; the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; and The Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati.

          Sports Performance Coach and Event Manager - Bluechip - Memphis, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
From Clemson to Ohio State football and several NFL, MLB, and NBA teams, the SpeedStation has proven capable of challenging anyone....
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          It's Elvis 7s rugby time!      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

August Stevens was the winner of this year’s Mr. Sideburns contest. The bushy-chopped Stevens sang his rendition of “Blue Christmas.’

Say what?

Those who aren’t familiar with the annual Elvis 7s rugby tournament don’t know the event includes a Mr. Sideburns contest. Players from Memphis and the local area and from around the country grow beards and then shave them before the tournament so they can enter the contest. The player with the most audience response is the winner.

This is one of my all-time favorite events. It’s one of a kind.

The main attraction at Elvis 7s, of course, is the rugby. Men’s and women’s teams compete. The games are played against a “soundtrack” of recordings of Elvis songs. Periodically, an announcer asks Elvis trivia questions. It’s the unofficial kickoff to Elvis tribute week.

But getting back to August. He’s a member of the Memphis Blues rugby team. He’s a two-time Mr. Sideburns winner. He earned his first title Aug. 12, 2016. He sang “Blue Christmas.”

Asked how he felt having two wins, Stevens says, "After last time I was pretty sure it was the peak of my whole life, but, yes, I got two humps such as the camel. And it's definitely downhill after this."

..........




It was great running into Kevin Brooks Aug. 3rd during screenings of movies at the annual Memphis Film Prize at Malco’s Studio on the Square. Neither of us knew he was going to be the first-place winner of the event.

“Last Day,” which Brooks directed, is about how a young man and his wife deal with the news that he’s facing sentencing for a crime he didn’t commit. Ricky D. Smith played the father and Rosalyn R. Ross, the mother.

The win netted Brooks $10,000.

Filmmakers from across the country were invited to make a five-to-15 minute-long film that’s shot in Shelby County, Tennessee and compete for the $10,000 prize. The top 10 films submitted were screened for audiences and judges in August. The winner was chosen based on voting from both audiences and judges.

About 1,300 people attended this year's event. “We doubled attendance from last year,"  said filmmaker liaison David Merrill. "All the Top Ten filmmakers told me that while they wanted to win, they were honored to be in our Top Ten. The running theme was that the filmmakers felt like they had been included in a ‘community’ of Memphis Film Prize filmmakers.”

I saw Brooks the next night at the 30th anniversary party for “Mystery Train,” the movie directed by Jim Jarmusch. The party was held at the Arcade restaurant. Guests included the great Carla Thomas and Grammy-award winner Lawrence “Boo” Mitchell.

My memory of that Memphis filming was somehow getting Jarmusch on the phone one Sunday morning 30 years ago to ask him something for a story. If I remember correctly, I woke him up. That’s about all I remember.

I used to see the late Deborah Cunningham everywhere in Midtown back in the ‘70s and ‘80s. My memory is her whizzing around in her wheelchair at concerts and other events or just in Overton Square. I didn’t really know much about her, though, until I read up on her before The Memphis Center for Independent Living fourth annual Deborah Cunningham Access Awards.

I didn’t know 20 years ago Cunningham, a former executive director of The Memphis Center for Independent LIving, demanded access for people with disabilities in a Memphis lawsuit, “Deborah Cunningham and The United States of America vs. The Public Eye.” She filed the lawsuit because The Public Eye, a barbecue restaurant, had a step entrance.

She won.

So, what was served at the dinner this year? Barbecue. Catered from Leonard’s.

“The awards are another way to bring awareness to the community about how far we’ve come and how far we’ve yet to go,” says the center’s executive director Sandi Klink.

One of the requirements of those chosen to receive an award? “The individual usually has stood out in some way as a person with a disability and as an advocate.”


          Palmer, William F.      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Resided in Memphis, TN, Trussville & Childersburg, AL. He is survived by his wife, Candy and his children, Brooke, Jeff, & Zac, and his sister, Patti...
          Re: "Workable Plan" for Fairgrounds Redevelopment Presented to City Council      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Free money from the guberment, that surely is the way to decide how to use that land.
Posted by Just another midtowner
          Re: Overton Square Hotel Slated to Open in 2020      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
will it be called the French Quarter Inn?
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          Re: Sinclair/Tribune Mega-Merger Collapses. What Does it Mean for WREG?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
https://media.giphy.com/media/8vlUOHucLloM…
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          Re: Tubby Smith Out as Tiger Basketball Coach      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Tubby Smith failed, bottom line. Mainly because of his own stubbornness.
Posted by Bakerspond
          Re: Crosstown Concourse Apartments Now Available for Rent      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
First of all this apts arent ment to house local average working people... they are ment for professionals, for even artists... of course the prices are high, have you been to this place? I have... its beautiful, it gives you that n.y feeling... dont try to bash on them just because you cant afford..
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          Re: I Am Not Your Enemy      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
"Who you gonna believe, me or your own eyes?" - Chico Marx
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          Office Services Associate / Receptionist - C&W Services - Memphis, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Copier/fax/FedEx/postage machine knowledge. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and Outlook or Lotus Notes....
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          Maintenance Mechanic - The Chemours Company - Memphis, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
LOTUS Notes/LOTUS CAR system. At Chemours, you will find sustainability in our vision, our business and your future....
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          State Sen. Tate goes a step too far in dance with GOP      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Sen. Reginald Tate ran a campaign ad in the waning days of the Democratic primary race bragging about his service to the city of Memphis. But voters, ...
          Software Development Specialist Sr      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
TN-Memphis, Our client is currently seeking a Software Development Specialist To develop, maintain, test and debug software to meet generally defined requirements in a Windows client/server environment utilizing software development languages/environments such as PL/SQL, Oracle, Progress 4 GL Application Development Environment (ADE), .Net, Microsoft SQL, or other platforms; to formulate and define system sco
          IT Software Development Adv      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
TN-Memphis, Our client is currently seeking a IT Software Development Adv To design, develop, maintain, test and debug software and applications; to determine the impact of new programs on and ensure compatibility with existing systems; to develop expertise in and assume responsibility for one or more specific system functions; under general supervision, to formulate/define system scope and objectives; to dev
          Soul man William Bell rides Grammy-winning comeback into Minneapolis and Duluth      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A pal of Otis Redding and a pillar of Memphis music, William Bell is enjoying a comeback at 79, with gigs in Minnesota this weekend.
          Maintenance Technician - Tire Care - USA-TX-Memphis      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Req ID: 112284   Tire Care Maintenance Technician Tire Care Tech′s help run our business by keeping a safe, clean and well-maintained stop. You′ll also help your manager keep things flowing and ...
          Re: "Workable Plan" for Fairgrounds Redevelopment Presented to City Council      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Free money from the guberment, that surely is the way to decide how to use that land.
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          Re: Overton Square Hotel Slated to Open in 2020      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
will it be called the French Quarter Inn?
Posted by Just another midtowner
          IT Customer Service Technician - Hub Group - Memphis, TN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Understanding of the businesses supported by Technology Services and the impact of new technologies and systems on that business....
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          Odetta Hartman – Old Rockhounds Never Die (2018)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
320 kbps | 70 MB | LINKS There are few truly unique voices in the music landscape, but it sure seems like Odetta Hartman is one of them. She’s just announced her sophomore album, Old Rockhounds Never Die (out August 10 via Northern Spy and Memphis Industries), and it’s heralded by “Misery,” a banjo-led murder […]


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