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1. Sherrard Roe places 25 on Best Lawyers list -

Twenty-five attorneys at Sherrard Roe Voigt & Harbison have been named to The Best Lawyers in America 2020.

Firm attorneys included in the publication are: Michael G. Abelow, Albert J. Bart, C. Dewey Branstetter, Jr., Kim A. Brown, L. Webb Campbell II, C. Mark Carver, Phillip F. Cramer, John L. Farringer IV, Scott W. Fielding, William L. Harbison, Lisa K. Helton, J. Scott Hickman, Mark Ison, Carla L. Lovell, Elizabeth E. Moore, Todd E. Panther, Gregory J. Pease, Tracy A. Powell, Michael D. Roberts, John H. Roe Jr., Carolyn W. Schott, Thomas J. Sherrard III, Mark T. Smith, John R. Voigt and Christopher C. Whitson.

2. Newspaper chain GateHouse buying Gannett, USA Today owner -

NEW YORK (AP) — Two of the country's largest newspaper companies have agreed to combine in the latest media deal driven by the industry's struggles with a decline in printed editions.

GateHouse Media, a chain backed by an investment firm, is buying USA Today owner Gannett Co. for $12.06 a share in cash and stock, or about $1.4 billion. The combined company would have more than 260 daily papers in the U.S. along with more than 300 weeklies. It would be the largest U.S. newspaper company by far, with a print circulation of 8.7 million, 7 million more than the new No. 2, McClatchy, according to media expert Ken Doctor.

3. Linebacker Morgan retires after 9 NFL seasons with Titans -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee defensive lineman Derrick Morgan says he's retiring after playing nine NFL seasons for five head coaches.

Morgan announced his decision Monday on social media and with a post on The Players' Tribune website. He wrote that he had a strong indication 2018 would be his final season and that he always wanted to leave the game on his own terms. Morgan says he is thankful to say he accomplished both goals.

4. Lakeway Publishers: No plans to close papers in bankruptcy -

MORRISTOWN (AP) — Lakeway Publishers says it does not plan to close any newspapers as part of a Chapter 11 bankruptcy and restructuring.

The company owns community newspapers and websites in Tennessee, Missouri and Virginia. They include the Citizen Tribune in Morristown, Tennessee.

5. Cargill to spend $30M for ideas to end Brazil deforestation -

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Cargill Inc. said Thursday the Minnesota-based agribusiness giant will spend $30 million to fund new ideas for ending deforestation in Brazil, and called on its peers, governments and organizations to work together to come up with real solutions.

6. Paxton Media Group buys Lebanon Democrat -

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — A Kentucky-based media company has bought daily newspapers in Grand Haven, Michigan, and Lebanon.

Paxton Media Group announced Friday it bought the Grand Haven Tribune and Lebanon Democrat from Ohio-based Sandusky Newspaper Group. The price wasn't disclosed.

7. Inventory, construction jump, market stays steady -

Building permits increased 30 percent during the first quarter of 2019 compared to last year and totaled $1.43 billion, says real estate developer Charlie Vaughn of Cherry and Associates.

As was reported last week, residential sales decreased 6% in May while inventory increased.

8. Workers finish making replacement parts at idled GM plant -

LORDSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A union official says a small contingent of workers has finished making replacement parts for the Chevy Cruze at a General Motors plant in Ohio where production of the compact sedan ended in March.

9. General Motors seeks dismissal of union lawsuit on closures -

LORDSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Attorneys for General Motors have asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit claiming the automaker sidestepped an agreement with union workers through its plans to idle three plants, including one in Ohio.

10. WKRN owner selling 19 TV stations for $1.32B -

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Nexstar, which owns Nashville's WKRN, is selling 19 television stations for $1.32 billion as part of its buyout deal with Tribune Media.

Nexstar agreed in December to buy Chicago's Tribune Media for about $4 billion. Part of that agreement requires Nexstar to sell certain television stations in order to comply with the FCC local and national television ownership rules and to get FCC and Justice Department approval of the Tribune Media transaction.

11. Don’t let others pick your financial adviser -

Gaylen Rust must have seemed trustworthy to the people who gave him money. Rust was a longtime businessman in Layton, Utah, where he ran a coin shop started by his father in 1966. Rust also founded a charity called Legacy Music Alliance that funded arts programs in schools.

12. Bid for Gannett latest challenge for newspaper industry -

NEW YORK (AP) — A hedge-fund-backed bid to buy Gannett Co., the publisher of USA Today and several other major dailies across the U.S., is renewing fears of consolidation and job losses — as well as a decline in the quantity and quality of news coverage — in the already battered newspaper industry.

13. When it comes to natural gas, US 'open for business' -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Last November, diplomats from Brazil to Japan joined oil and gas executives at the headquarters of Washington's largest lobbying group to christen a new partnership.

Inside the marble walls of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a crowd of 200 welcomed the U.S. Gas Infrastructure Exports Initiative — a coalition of 25 companies, nine trade groups, five law firms, at least five federal agencies and a nonprofit think tank. Its mission: to drive sales of American natural gas by pumping dollars into pipelines and gas-processing facilities overseas.

14. Nexstar offers just over $4B for Tribune Media -

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Nexstar is offering to buy Chicago's Tribune Media for about $4 billion Monday, four months after the collapse of a similar bid from Sinclair Broadcast Group.

The deal would make Nexstar, whose stations reach nearly 39 percent of all U.S. television households, the biggest operator of local TV stations in the U.S. Yet it still must be approved by federal regulators, as well as shareholders.

15. US-China trade truce sends US stocks solidly higher -

A welcome truce in the escalating U.S.-China trade dispute put investors in a buying mood Monday, sending U.S. stocks solidly higher and extending the market's gains from last week.

The broad rally, which lost some of its early morning momentum, followed gains in overseas markets as investors welcomed news of the temporary, 90-day stand-down, which was agreed to over dinner between President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping at the G-20 summit over the weekend.

16. FCC chair: White House called about Sinclair-Tribune deal -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, an independent agency, says a White House official called to talk about a proposed merger between Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. and Tribune Media Co.

17. Newspaper calls for war of words against Trump media attacks -

BOSTON (AP) — A Boston newspaper is proposing a coordinated editorial response from publications across the U.S. to President Donald Trump's frequent attacks on the news media.

"We are not the enemy of the people," said Marjorie Pritchard, deputy managing editor for the editorial page of The Boston Globe, referring to a characterization of journalists that Trump has used in the past. The president, who contends he has largely been covered unfairly by the press, also employs the term "fake news" often when describing the media.

18. $3.9B buyout of Tribune by Sinclair ends in acrimony -

NEW YORK (AP) — The $3.9 billion buyout of Tribune Media by Sinclair collapsed Thursday, ending a bid to create a massive media juggernaut that could have rivaled the reach of Fox News.

Tribune Media Co. said Thursday that it is suing Sinclair for breach of contract and at least $1 billion in damages, according to its complaint .

19. US stocks are little changed; Yelp and Roku jump -

NEW YORK (AP) — Major U.S. indexes are little changed Thursday morning as technology stocks rise while energy companies and banks slip. Bond prices rose, sending yields lower, after the Labor Department reported that wholesale prices were little changed in July, a sign inflation pressures weakened slightly.

20. Tribune calls off $3.9B buyout by Sinclair -

NEW YORK (AP) — Tribune withdrew from its $3.9 billion buyout by Sinclair, ending a bid to create a massive media juggernaut that could have rivaled the reach of Fox News.

Tribune Media Co., which is on the hook for a $135 million breakup fee, said Thursday that it is suing Sinclair for breach of contract and at least $1 billion in damages, according to the complaint .

21. Sinclair, Tribune in talks to overcome regulatory hurdles -

NEW YORK (AP) — The Sinclair broadcasting company says it's in talks with Tribune Media on how to overcome regulatory hurdles to its $3.9 billion deal to buy Tribune's 42 TV stations.

The deadline for either party to walk away from the deal is midnight on Wednesday.

22. Stites & Harbison adds litigator from Memphis -

Stites & Harbison, PLLC has hired Jonathan Wolf to its Nashville office. Wolf joins the Intellectual Property & Technology and Domestic Relations/Family Law service groups.

Wolf works with clients on a wide range of copyright, trademark and other intellectual property law litigation and transactional matters related to the media and entertainment industry, as well as domestic relations/family law matters.

23. NY Daily News slashes newsroom staffing in half -

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York tabloid Daily News cut half of its newsroom staff Monday including Jim Rich, the paper's editor in chief.

The paper was sold to Tronc Inc. last year for $1, with the owner of the Chicago Tribune assuming liabilities and debt.

24. FCC head has 'serious concerns' with Sinclair-Tribune deal -

NEW YORK (AP) — The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is raising "serious concerns" about Sinclair's $3.9 billion deal for Tribune's television stations.

Sinclair wants to buy Tribune Media and its 42 TV stations, including KTLA in Los Angeles and WPIX in New York. To address potential antitrust concerns, Sinclair has said it would sell stations to several buyers.

25. Stocks fall as crude oil prices drop 4 percent; banks climb -

NEW YORK (AP) — Major U.S. indexes closed mostly lower Monday as investors bought banks but sold most other types of stocks, including health care and technology companies. Energy stocks sank along with oil prices.

26. Image issue: Papa John's still tied to founder under fire -

NEW YORK (AP) — Papa John's founder John Schnatter is no longer board chairman after using a racial slur, but his image is still part of the pizza chain's logo and he remains the company's largest shareholder.

27. Upset of Democratic House leader points to party divisions -

NEW YORK (AP) — As Donald Trump's party came together, a 28-year-old liberal activist ousted top House Democrat Joe Crowley in the president's hometown Tuesday night, a stunning defeat that suddenly forced Democrats to confront their own internal divisions.

28. Trump's clout within GOP on the line in Tuesday elections -

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump is not on the ballot, but he has invested time, energy and political capital in a slate of primary contests across America that will again test his clout within his own party.

29. Sinclair Broadcast Group to sell 9 TV stations for $441.7M -

NEW YORK (AP) — Sinclair Broadcast Group will sell nine TV stations to Standard Media Group for $441.7 million as part of its plan to meet regulatory approval for its pending $3.9 billion acquisition of Tribune Media.

30. 2018 Pulitzer winners and finalists in journalism and arts -

NEW YORK (AP) — The 2017 Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists:

JOURNALISM

Public Service

The New York Times and The New Yorker for stories about disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and other powerful men who have been accused of sexual harassment and abuse. The citation notes the reporting by the Times' Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey and Ronan Farrow of The New Yorker has spurred "a worldwide reckoning about sexual abuse of women."

31. In Hartman, Preds get player they loved to hate -

When the Predators played Chicago for the first time earlier this season, they were carefully protecting a one-goal lead in the closing minutes before Ryan Hartman blew everything up.

The feisty forward, then a member of the Blackhawks, simply snatched the stick of Nashville defenseman Matt Irwin – the two players had been battling for position – and chucked it into the corner.

32. Los Angeles Times sold to local billionaire for $500 million -

The Los Angeles Times is being sold to a local billionaire for $500 million, ending its strained tenure under the owner of the Chicago Tribune.

Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong is a major shareholder of Chicago's Tronc Inc., one of the richest men in Los Angeles and, according to Forbes, the nation's wealthiest doctor, with a net worth of $7.8 billion.

33. After US pushback, AT&T prepares to fight for Time Warner -

NEW YORK (AP) — Seeing an attempt to block its buyout out of Time Warner as a "radical" departure by the U.S. government, AT&T is preparing for a fight to see the $85 billion deal through.

34. Justice Dept. sues to stop AT&T's $85B Time Warner deal -

NEW YORK (AP) — The Justice Department is suing AT&T to stop its $85 billion purchase of Time Warner, setting the stage for an epic legal battle with the telecom giant.

It could also create a new headache for President Donald Trump, whose public statements have raised suspicions that he might have interfered with the department's decision, potentially undermining its legal case. DOJ's antitrust chief, Makan Delrahim, has said the president did not tell him what to do. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday she wasn't aware of any specific action related to the case taken by the White House.

35. FCC weakens limits on owning newspapers, TV stations -

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal regulators have weakened rules meant to support independent local media.

Now, one company can own newspapers and broadcast stations in one market, undoing a ban in place since 1975. Thursday's decision by the Federal Communications Commission also makes it easier for one company to own two broadcast TV stations in one market and coordinate operations with stations owned by others.

36. Mall of America will close on Thanksgiving -

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — The largest shopping mall in the country is again pushing back on early Black Friday sales by closing on Thanksgiving — but this time, it plans to take it a step further.

The Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, is offering holiday pay on the Friday after Thanksgiving for the 1,200 people it directly employs.

37. Fiddler announces retirement after 877 games in NHL -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Forward Vernon Fiddler is retiring from the NHL after playing 877 games over 14 seasons in the league with four different teams.

Fiddler announced his decision Wednesday in a story for The Players Tribune .

38. Publisher Tronc acquires Daily News, storied NY tabloid -

NEW YORK (AP) — Newspaper publisher Tronc has acquired the Daily News, a storied New York tabloid newspaper that won a Pulitzer Prize this year but has been buffeted by the changing media environment.

39. Chicago alderman, investors make bid for Sun-Times newspaper -

CHICAGO (AP) — An investor group headed by a former Chicago alderman has submitted a bid to buy the Chicago Sun-Times.

The investors led by former Alderman Edwin Eisendrath and the Chicago Federation of Labor, an umbrella group of labor unions, submitted the bid for the Sun-Times and Reader Monday.

40. Nashville Fox 17 parent to buy Tribune Media, expanding its local TV reach -

NEW YORK (AP) — Sinclair Broadcast Group, already the nation's largest local TV station operator, wants to be even bigger.

The company announced Monday that it will pay about $3.9 billion for Tribune Media and its 42 stations, which includes KTLA in Los Angeles, WGN in Chicago and WPIX in New York. Chicago-based Tribune also owns stakes in the Food Network and job-search website CareerBuilder.

41. All is calm: US stock indexes nudge again to record highs -

NEW YORK (AP) — A turn higher in the last few minutes of trading was enough to nudge U.S. indexes to more record highs Monday as fear seemed to drain out of the market.

Trading was remarkably calm following the weekend's presidential election in France, which had the potential to upset global markets. The candidate who was in favor of keeping France in the European Union and in the euro currency won, to the relief of investors who feared the alternative would have hurt global trade. That helped calm markets enough that an index used to measure the market's fear level dropped to its lowest level since 1993.

42. Reports: Fox News owner joins race to buy Tribune media -

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News owner 21st Century Fox and a New York investment firm are in talks to buy TV station operator Tribune Media, according to several reports.

A successful bid would keep Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc., another TV station operator that is also reportedly pursuing the company, from snatching up Tribune. Blackstone, a private equity firm, is said to be putting cash toward creating a joint venture, while 21st Century Fox would contribute some TV stations, according to the reports.

43. Technology companies and banks take stocks higher -

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose Monday as big technology companies like Apple continued to rally. Investors bought stocks and sold bonds and gold after Congress agreed to a deal that will keep the government operating for the rest of the fiscal year.

44. Daily News, ProPublica win Pulitzer for eviction scandal -

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Daily News and ProPublica won the Pulitzer Prize for public service Monday for uncovering how police abused eviction rules to oust hundreds of people, mostly poor minorities, from their homes.

45. 2017 Pulitzer winners and finalists in journalism and arts -

The 2017 Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists:

JOURNALISM

Public Service

New York Daily News and ProPublica for uncovering, primarily through the work of reporter Sarah Ryley, widespread abuse of eviction rules by the police to oust hundreds of people, most of them poor minorities.

46. Facebook finally gets serious about fighting fake news -

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is taking new measures to curb the spread of fake news on its huge and influential social network, focusing on the "worst of the worst" offenders and partnering with outside fact-checkers to sort honest news reports from made-up stories that play to people's passions and preconceived notions.

47. Mountain memories safe despite devastating fires -

I fell in love with the Great Smoky Mountains in 2003. Taken by the overwhelming natural beauty, the history of the people, the heart of the community, I also fell in love with the person who took me there.

48. Newspaper deal falls apart as Gannett gives up on Tronc -

NEW YORK (AP) — USA Today publisher Gannett walked away Tuesday from its attempted takeover of Tronc, the owner of the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and other major dailies.

Gannett's target was elusive from the beginning, with a publicly contentious back-and-forth between the two companies. Tronc, formerly known as Tribune Publishing, rejected at least two bids from Gannett since April because it said it preferred to go it alone and focus on tech-driven initiatives involving artificial intelligence and global expansion in entertainment news and video.

49. Stocks fade as nervous investors watch 2016 election -

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks closed broadly lower on Tuesday, as nervous investors continued to monitor the run-up to the 2016 election, which is turning out to be closer than previously expected.

Newspaper stocks fell as Gannett and Tronc, publisher of The Los Angeles Times, called off a merger and drugmaker Pfizer fell as the company cut its full-year forecast.

50. Random thoughts just begging to get out -

This column will be a listicle of sorts: Stuff that has somehow just been floating through my mind of late.

Personal competencies

Not just a buzz-phrase, this term of art. The University of Pennsylvania Law School’s website addresses it under a section captioned “Professionalism.” Personal competencies, it says, include

51. Lanquist named general counsel for Bar Association -

Edward D. Lanquist, Jr., managing shareholder at Patterson Intellectual Property Law, P.C., has been appointed general counsel of the Tennessee Bar Association.

The general counsel is chosen by the president of the TBA and serves a volunteer, one-year term. As general counsel, Lanquist will provide counsel to the board and board members and be actively involved in governance of the organization.

52. Gannett still in the hunt for Tribune Publishing -

NEW YORK (AP) — Gannett is still in the hunt for Tribune Publishing, a day after investors in the Chicago company showed lackluster support for its board.

A regulatory filing Monday showed more than 40 percent of voting shareholders withheld support for directors put up by the Tribune.

53. Tribune renames itself 'Tronc' while Gannett weighs its bid -

NEW YORK (AP) — We still don't know if USA Today owner Gannett will continue its $864 million bid for Tribune Publishing, but we do know that no one will have Tribune to kick around anymore.

That's because it's changing its corporate name — to Tronc Inc., standing for "Tribune online content." It's also the former name of Tribune's new "content curation and monetization" technology, which it now calls TroncX. That's the backbone of Tribune's plan to squeeze more money out of digital ads and customize news articles for readers.

54. Tribune rejects second Gannett bid; sets the stage for talks -

NEW YORK (AP) — Tribune Publishing rejected a second takeover bid from USA Today owner Gannett, but did say Monday that it was open to further talks.

Gannett last week raised its per-share bid for the owner of the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and other newspapers to $15, from $12.25. Gannett, based in McLean, Virginia, put the total value of the revised offer at about $864 million, which includes some $385 million in debt.

55. US stocks close slightly lower as investors wait for Fed -

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks ended a quiet day slightly lower on Monday as investors sat on the sidelines waiting for more clues about whether the Federal Reserve might raise interest rates next month. Energy stocks  fell along with the price of crude oil.

56. Gannett raises offer for Tribune Publishing by 22 percent -

NEW YORK (AP) — USA Today owner Gannett has boosted its takeover bid for Tribune Publishing Co. by about 22 percent one week after the owner of the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and other newspapers adopted a "poison pill" plan to thwart the unsolicited offer.

57. US stocks climb in broad rally as crude oil rises -

NEW YORK (AP) — A jump in oil prices and some deal news helped send stocks up broadly Monday, breaking a three-day losing streak.

Investors bought from the start of trading, pushing oil drillers and other energy stocks up sharply. A bullish oil report from Goldman Sachs helped send benchmark U.S. crude up 3.3 percent to its highest close in six months. All 10 sectors of the Standard and Poor's 500 index rose.

58. Tribune adopts shareholder rights plan to fend off Gannett -

NEW YORK (AP) — In an attempt to fend off a takeover by USA Today owner Gannett, Tribune Publishing says it adopted a one-year shareholder rights plan.

Known as a "poison pill," these types of plans are used to fight off hostile takeovers.

59. Tribune Publishing rejects Gannett's 'opportunistic' bid -

Tribune Publishing Co. on Wednesday rejected Gannett's more than $388 million buyout offer, saying it's too little for the company that owns The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and other newspapers.

60. Tampa Bay Times purchases main competitor, the Tampa Tribune -

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida's largest newspaper, The Tampa Bay Times, said Tuesday it has purchased its main competitor, the Tampa Tribune, ending a decades-long newspaper rivalry.

The acquisition means that the Tribune printed its final newspaper Tuesday, ending its 123-year-old run as a stand-alone paper. The Times will become the fifth-largest Sunday circulation newspaper in the nation.

61. Rich newspaper owners: Industry saviors or foes? -

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Salt Lake Tribune's pending sale to the wealthy Huntsman family unshackles the newspaper from cost-cutting corporate owners and resolves crippling financial uncertainty — but it also raises concerns about whether the influential family will meddle in the paper's coverage.

62. Gannett tells Tribune shareholders not to vote for board -

NEW YORK (AP) — Gannett is escalating its pursuit of rival newspaper company Tribune, telling shareholders of Tribune not to vote for its board member nominees up for election in June.

Gannett, the publisher of USA Today and other newspapers, said Monday that withholding a vote at Tribune's annual meeting next month will send a message to the management team that it needs to engage in takeover talks.

63. Tribune calls Gannett 'erratic,' but still reviewing deal -

NEW YORK (AP) — Tribune Publishing said Tuesday in a letter that USA Today owner Gannett was "erratic" and "unreliable" as the two newspaper companies tried to discuss a possible tie-up.

Nonetheless, Tribune said it is still considering the $388 million takeover offer from Gannett.

64. US stocks slip as energy companies fall with oil prices -

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks slipped in quiet trading Monday as energy companies dropped with the price of oil. Metals and chemicals companies also fell. Company earnings remain weak, and Xerox and drugmaker Perrigo tumbled after reporting disappointing results and cutting their forecasts for the year.

65. USA Today owner Gannett bids for LA Times publisher Tribune -

NEW YORK (AP) — Newspaper publisher Gannett wants to buy Tribune Publishing for more than $388 million, in a deal that would give the owner of USA Today control of the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and several other newspapers.

66. Tribune Publishing gets $44.4M from Chicago investor -

CHICAGO (AP) — Tribune Publishing is getting a $44.4 million cash boost from an investor in Chicago who will become the nonexecutive chairman of the company that owns the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times.

67. Tribune Publishing gets $44.4M from Chicago investor -

CHICAGO (AP) — Tribune Publishing is getting a $44.4 million cash boost from an investor in Chicago who will become the nonexecutive chairman of the company that owns the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times.

68. The Tennessean names new executive editor -

NASHVILLE (AP) - The Tennessean has named a new vice president of news and executive editor.

The newspaper reports (http://tnne.ws/1P6a1Hf) Michael A. Anastasi will also lead the TN Media network, which includes The Leaf-Chronicle in Clarksville and The Daily News Journal in Murfreesboro.

69. At long last, a compelling home opener for Vols -

Finally, Tennessee’s football team has an attractive home opener in Neyland Stadium. It’s been a while.

The No. 23-ranked Vols (1-0) play host to No. 19 Oklahoma (1-0) Saturday at 6 ET in their best home opener in years.

70. Tennessee House votes to make Bible official state book -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee state House ignored serious constitutional concerns — and the wishes of Republican leaders in the Statehouse— in voting to make the holy Bible the official state book.

71. Protests for $15-an-hour wages set to expand Wednesday -

NEW YORK (AP) — Fast-food workers calling for $15 an hour are picking up some more allies Wednesday.

Airport workers, home care workers, Walmart workers and adjunct professors are among those set to join in the Fight for $15 protests across the country, in what organizers are calling the biggest ever mobilization of workers in the U.S.

72. Five reasons to go north to Traverse City's beaches, food & wine scene -

Here are a few rules: American beach vacations must take place in Florida, wine getaways in Napa, snow adventures in Colorado and leaf-viewing excursions in New England.

If that’s what you think, think again.

73. Holocaust survivor, Watergate journalist to speak -

MURFREESBORO (AP) — A Holocaust survivor who helped craft The Washington Post's Watergate coverage is giving a free public talk in Murfreesboro.

Harry Rosenfeld will discuss his book "From Kristallnacht to Watergate: Memoirs of a Newspaperman" on Wednesday at Middle Tennessee State University.

74. Gannett splits publishing, broadcasting in two -

NEW YORK (AP) — The game of survival is on for newspapers, as USA Today owner Gannett on Tuesday became the most recent major media entity to say it will divide its print and broadcast divisions into separate companies.

75. Journal Communications, Scripps Co. announce deal -

NEW YORK (AP) — Journal Communications Inc. of Milwaukee and E.W. Scripps Co. of Cincinnati have agreed to combine their broadcasting operations while spinning off newspaper holdings into a separate public entity.

76. News media challenge ban on journalism drones -

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than a dozen media organizations challenged the government's ban on the use of drones by journalists Tuesday, saying the Federal Aviation Administration's position violates First Amendment protections for news gathering.

77. TPA awards 2 lawmakers Open Government Award -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Two lawmakers from eastern Tennessee have received the 2014 Open Government Award from state newspapers for opposing efforts to weaken the state's open records and public meetings law.

78. Tribune Co. to cut 700 jobs at newspaper division -

CHICAGO (AP) — Tribune Co. says it's eliminating about 700 jobs as part of a restructuring of its newspaper business.

Spokesman Gary Weitman says the cuts will take place over the next year. In addition to the Chicago Tribune, the Tribune Co. owns the Los Angeles Times and six other daily newspapers.

79. Tribune plans to split into 2 companies -

CHICAGO (AP) — Tribune Co. said Wednesday that it wants to split its broadcasting and publishing businesses into two companies.

Tribune said the move will let one company take advantage of growth in broadcasting and allow the other to focus on newspapers, an industry where revenue has been declining for years.

80. AP sees slight revenue decline in 2012 -

NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press said Monday that its revenue declined slightly in 2012 because U.S. elections and the Olympics drew less interest than expected, but it was largely successful in replacing lost revenue with increased sales of video and photos.

81. Buffett: Stocks are good buy; ketchup is forever -

Warren Buffet says stocks are a good investment, long-term government bonds are a dumb one, and ketchup is forever.

The billionaire investor covered a range of topics in a CNBC interview on Monday, including his purchase of ketchup maker Heinz, the "meat ax" of automatic budget cuts, and what's going to happen when the Federal Reserve stops pumping money into the economy.

82. Int'l Herald Tribune to be rebranded International New York Times -

NEW YORK (AP) — The International Herald Tribune, one of the most enduring brands in journalism history, is getting a new name: The International New York Times.

The rebranding announced Monday comes as The New York Times Co. looks to focus on its flagship brand and expand its presence overseas. The name change will become official later this year.

83. What’s worse: Breach or response? -

I’m a sucker for a tale about justice and ethics, even if it involves football.

Consider, for example, the now weeks-old football game between the University of Wyoming Cowboys and the Air Force Academy Falcons.

84. Sunscreen, other bits of wisdom for graduates -

“Wear sunscreen. If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience.” Thus wrote Mary Schmich in her Chicago Tribune column, June 1, 1997.

85. Leadership Middle Tennessee selects new class -

Thirty-four community and business leaders from the Middle Tennessee region have been selected for membership in the 2013 Class of Leadership Middle Tennessee, Inc., a regional leadership institute encompassing the 10-county area involved with Partnership 2020.

86. Ask beats Answers with $300M bid for About.com -

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times Co. is selling its troubled online information service, About.com, to the parent company of Ask.com for $300 million in cash.

That offer trumped a $270 million bid from Answers.com that was reported three weeks ago.

87. Buffett's Berkshire to buy Media General papers -

NEW YORK (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett's company is making another foray into newspapers, agreeing to buy 63 newspapers from Media General Inc. for $142 million.

88. Buffett's Berkshire to buy Media General papers -

NEW YORK (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett's company is making another foray into newspapers, agreeing to buy 63 newspapers from Media General Inc. for $142 million.

89. All amped up but too few to charge -

Tennessee has fulfilled the wishes of government officials, planners and environmentally conscious citizens who wanted the state to be a user-friendly zone for electric vehicles and their owners.

Problem is, there really aren’t many electric vehicles on the road.

90. Bellevue Chamber names executive director -

Veteran journalist Vincent Troia has been named executive director of the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce, tasked primarily with growing membership for the 35-year-old organization.

91. Bogus lawyer baffles Windy City -

I’m grateful to Martha Neil for her Jan. 10, 2011, post at the ABA Journal’s “Law News Now.”

Captioned “Ex-con allegedly worked as bogus lawyer …,” her post reports that a convicted burglar in Illinois apparently got away with impersonating a lawyer for five years before getting caught.

92. Many Chicago voters want say on Emanuel -

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicagoans are having no trouble summing up their thoughts about the drama now before the Illinois Supreme Court over Rahm Emanuel's name appearing on next month's mayoral ballot. Some call it ridiculous and confusing. Others, just plain baloney.