Wed04162014

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President Obama signs Tennessee disaster declaration

 

President Barack Obama on Monday declared a major disaster exists in the State of Tennessee and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms, flooding, tornadoes, and straight-line winds on April 4.

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Grizz ‘construct’ Game 3 ‘miracle’

 

Before the referee tossed the basketball into the air tipping off Game 3, there was talk among observers – fans and professional prognosticators – that it was the biggest game in Memphis basketball history.

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Duckett nets term two on state election commission

Greg Duckett, senior vice president and corporate counsel for Baptist Memorial Health Care, has been re-appointed to a four-year term as a state election commissioner by a joint session of the Tennessee General Assembly. 

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HAT-TITUDE caps Shelby County Deltas’ Scholarship Brunch

 

The Ladies of the Shelby County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. recently presented scholarships to four outstanding Shelby County High School Seniors.

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Teach for America Week makes FedEx exec a ‘teacher’

A critical-thinking lesson arrived sharply dressed at Fairview Middle School on Tuesday. It was delivered right on time and in the person of Shannon Brown, senior vice president and chief human resources and diversity officer of FedEx Express.

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Thunder sounds rally cry in Game 2

On Saturday, the Grizz will be facing a younger, more physical team in the OKC Thunder than they did in the Spurs. Expect a battle.

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Food Bank gets Omega’s support

 

As part of their Centennial Celebration the members of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity graduate chapters of Greater Memphis joined forces to raise awareness of hunger in the Mid-South area.  

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40 U of M student-athletes set for graduation walk

For the third-straight year, 40 or more Tigers student-athletes are taking part in the University of Memphis’ 2011 spring Commencement. 

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Thunder fans came loaded for bear in Game 2 vs. Grizz

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The Thunder roared on Tuesday at the Oklahoma City Arena, where they defeated Memphis 111-102 in front of a sold-out crowd (18,203).

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Obama baseball to highlight MOD weekend auction

A baseball with the authenticated autographs of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will be the featured item auctioned during the March of Dimes March for Babies campaign on Saturday.

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‘In character, in manner, and in style we salute you’

The Memphis Botanic Garden was all lit up in a bloom of flowers, and the Tri-State Defender Women of Excellence “High Tea” Awards Reception was awash in spring colors.

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For young adults, beliefs about health clash with risky behavior

Nine out of 10 Americans between ages 18-24 believe they’re living healthy lifestyles – yet engage in behaviors that could put them at risk of stroke.

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C-USA donates sportswear to aid sports leagues

Conference USA (C-USA) has donated quality apparel to youth sports leagues implemented by Children International, a U.S.-based humanitarian organization based in Kansas City, Mo.

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