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7:23 am
Thu April 24, 2008

Stress May Be Linked To Disapearing Honeybee Disease

Memphis, TN – Scientists may be honing in on the cause of the disappearing honeybees. Apparently, the bees may be too stressed out, and that's what's causing them to fly away from their hives in droves.

Over the past two years, beekeepers, backyard and commercial alike, are losing their bees. Bees are our pollinators.

University of Arkansas Jonesboro Ag Extension Agent Steve Culp says bees are responsible for one third of the food we consume.

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12:45 am
Wed April 16, 2008

Speedy is Back Again

Memphis, TN –

The best example of an icon representing a company is probably Speedy Alka Seltzer. Why? Because he's made of an Alka Seltzer, and his name is a combination of the product name and the principal product benefit: speed. Even local advertisers can create successful icons. It's a lot less expensive than you might think to create a spokes-icon for your business.

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12:46 am
Wed April 9, 2008

Strategy Begins at the Bottom

Memphis, TN –

Almost all effective marketing works from the outside-in. Instead of the company telling customers what the customer should want, the company researches what the customer wants. But what's the best way to get this information? Listen to your employees and spend time with customers in stores. Most good ideas come from employees or customers, not from management.

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3:10 am
Tue April 8, 2008

Memphis Moment: The Northbound Express Train Crash of 1871

Memphis, TN –

In January of 1871, there was a deadly railroad accident on the iron bridge over Nonconnah Creek about four miles south of Memphis. The Northbound Express train was thrown across the track and down an eight foot embankment. Seven people died and many more suffered devastating injuries, many of which were reported in local and the national press.

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3:01 am
Thu April 3, 2008

Memphis Moment: Mayor J.J. Williams Gets Help from Women's Clubs

Memphis, TN –

During the summer of 1904, Mayor J.J. Williams worked to suppress gambling and all forms of vice in the city. Going beyond what concerned citizens probably wanted, the mayor called on women's society groups to put a halt to all card games where a prize or cash was awarded to the winner. Memphis society suddenly found itself home and free on Bridge night.

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