Archive for July, 2010

Wright was dating the beautiful Alexis Bradley at the time of his death.  He had been going back and forth between Memphis, where his children lived, and Atlanta. Alexis posted some very intimate pictures of her and Lorenzen’s last moments together in her Facebook account. The images were uploaded on July 18, the day before Lorenzen went missing and subsequently died with a dozen gunshot wounds.

Wright was recently divorced from Sherra Robinson Wright and was the father of six children.

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Law enforcement has found the body of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright. The body was found in a wooded area in southeast Memphis. Wright has been missing since July 18, and his family has said it suspects foul play. The 34-year-old Wright was expected to fly out of town. His family filed a missing person report July 22.

Wright was last seen leaving his ex-wife’s home near Memphis, and at that time was believed to be carrying some amount of cash. Wright was in Memphis to see his six children, who were set to drive to Atlanta with him. Police say the investigation is ongoing. Wright was paid about $55 million during his NBA career, from 1996-2009.

Wright’s History:
1993: Moved to Memphis from Oxford, Miss., for senior season at Booker T. Washington High. Signed during early period with then-Memphis State.

1994: After averaging 19.1 rebounds in regular season, selected to play in McDonald’s All America game in New York.

1995: Named first-team freshman all-American after leading Memphis Tigers in scoring (14.8 points per game), rebounds (10.2) and blocked shots (2.1). Runnerup to Georgetown guard Allen Iverson in voting for the U.S. Basketball Writers Association freshman of the year award.

1996: Named second-team all-American after leading Tigers again in scoring (17.4), rebounding (10.4 ) and blocks (1.9). Entered NBA Draft and was No. 7 pick of first round, by Los Angeles Clippers.

1997: Started 52 games as Clippers rookie, averaging 7.3 points and 6.1 rebounds. Played in Rookie Game during All-Star Weekend.

1998: Averaged 9 points and 8.8 rebounds in second season with Clippers, including 32-point, 15-rebound performance vs. L.A. Lakers.

1999: Tied Clippers record with 13 rebounds in first quarter of a 25-rebound performance vs. Sacramento. Finished with averages of 6.6 points and 7.5 rebounds in final season with Clippers. Traded to Atlanta for two future first-round picks.

2000: Averaged 6 points and 4.1 rebounds for Atlanta.

2001: Averaged career-best 12.4 points for Hawks. Traded back home to Memphis as Atlanta received Shareef Abdur-Rahim and draft rights to Jamaal Tinsley in exchange for Wright, Brevin Knight and draft rights to Pau Gasol.

2002: Averaged 12 points and career-high 9.4 rebounds for Grizzlies, including 33-point, 26-rebound performance vs. Dallas.

2003: Averaged 11.4 points and 7.5 rebounds for Grizzlies.

2004: Averaged 9.4 points and 6.8 rebounds for Grizzlies.

2005: Averaged 9.6 points and 7.7 rebounds for Grizzlies.

2006: Averaged 5.8 points and 5.1 rebounds in final season as Grizzly. Signed two-year free agent deal worth about $3 million annually to return to Atlanta.

2007: Averaged 2.6 points and 3.2 rebounds in limited action for Hawks.

2008: Played in just 18 games combined for Atlanta and, following a trade, Sacramento, averaging 0.8 points and 2.1 rebounds.

2009: Finished NBA career playing just 17 games for Cleveland. Averaged 8 points and 6.4 rebounds in 778 career games. Averaged 7.7 points and 5.3 rebounds in 15 career playoff games.

Regular season

Year↓ Team↓ GP↓ GS↓ MPG↓ FG%↓ 3P%↓ FT%↓ RPG↓ APG↓ SPG↓ BPG↓ PPG↓
1996–97 LA Clippers 77 51 25.1 .481 .250 .587 6.1 .6 .6 .8 7.3
1997–98 LA Clippers 69 38 30.0 .445 .000 .659 8.8 .8 .8 1.3 9.0
1998–99 LA Clippers 48 15 23.6 .458 .000 .692 7.5 .7 .5 .8 6.6
1999–00 Atlanta 75 0 16.1 .499 .333 .644 4.1 .3 .4 .5 6.0
2000–01 Atlanta 71 46 28.0 .448 .000 .718 7.5 1.2 .6 .9 12.4
2001–02 Memphis 43 33 29.1 .459 .000 .569 9.4 1.0 .7 .5 12.0
2002–03 Memphis 70 49 28.3 .454 .000 .659 7.5 1.1 .7 .8 11.4
2003–04 Memphis 65 46 25.8 .439 .000 .733 6.8 1.1 .7 .9 9.4
2004–05 Memphis 80 77 28.6 .469 .000 .662 7.7 1.1 .7 .9 9.6
2005–06 Memphis 78 58 21.7 .478 .000 .564 5.1 .6 .7 .6 5.8
2006–07 Atlanta 67 31 15.4 .448 .000 .281 3.2 .6 .4 .4 2.6
2007–08 Atlanta 13 1 11.4 .294 .000 .500 2.8 .2 .2 .2 1.0
2007–08 Sacramento 5 0 2.6 .250 .000 .000 .2 .2 .0 .0 .4
2008-09 Cleveland 17 2 7.4 .370 .000 .375 1.5 .2 .2 .3 1.4
Career 778 447 23.8 .459 .069 .645 6.4 .8 .6 .7 8.0

[edit] Playoffs

Year↓ Team↓ GP↓ GS↓ MPG↓ FG%↓ 3P%↓ FT%↓ RPG↓ APG↓ SPG↓ BPG↓ PPG↓
1996–97 LA Clippers 3 3 30.7 .406 .000 1.000 7.3 .7 1.0 .7 10.3
2003–04 Memphis 4 4 25.0 .435 .000 .333 4.3 .5 1.0 .5 5.5
2004–05 Memphis 4 4 21.3 .571 .000 .500 5.0 2.3 .2 .2 8.3
2005–06 Memphis 4 0 21.5 .611 .000 .700 5.0 .8 .0 1.0 7.3
Career 15 11 24.2 .495 .000 .652 5.3 1.1 .5 .6 7.7

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Apple also announced a version of iBooks will be available for iPhone, with feature parity to the iPad edition (complete with previously-announced PDF and annotations support). The applications will be able to synchronize across devices, so users will be able to start reading an iBook on an iPad, then pick up at the same spot on the iPhone. Users will be able to download purchased books to all their supported devices at no extra charge. When creating iPhone 4, Apple designers and engineers didn’t start with a clean sheet of paper. They started with three years of experience designing and building the phones that redefined what a phone can do. iPhone 4 is the result of everything they’ve learned so far. And it’s all contained in a beautiful enclosure a mere 9.3 millimeters thin, making iPhone 4 the world’s thinnest smartphone. Apple engineers designed the A4 chip to be a remarkably powerful yet remarkably power-efficient mobile processor. Cell Phone Addiction

With it, iPhone 4 can easily perform complex jobs such as multitasking, editing video, and placing FaceTime calls. All while maximizing battery life. iPhone 4 includes a built-in three-axis gyroscope. When paired with the accelerometer, it makes iPhone 4 capable of advanced motion sensing such as user acceleration, full 3D attitude, and rotation rate. Translation: More motion gestures and greater precision for an even better gaming experience. With its large Multi-Touch display and innovative software, iPhone lets you control everything using just your fingers. How does it work? A panel laminated on the glass senses your touch using electrical fields. It can register multiple touches at once to support advanced gestures such as pinch to zoom, two-finger tap, and more. The panel then transmits the information to the Retina display below it.

People have been dreaming about video calling for decades. iPhone 4 makes it a reality. With the tap of a button, you can wave hello to your kids, share a smile from across the globe, or watch your best friend laugh at your stories — iPhone 4 to iPhone 4 over Wi-Fi. Thanks to the Retina display, everything you see and do on iPhone 4 looks amazing. Text in books, web pages, and email is crisp at any size. Images in movies and photos are stunning at almost any angle. That’s because the Retina display’s pixel density is so high, your eye is unable to distinguish individual pixels. By developing pixels a mere 78 micrometers wide, Apple engineers were able to pack four times the number of pixels into the same 3.5-inch (diagonal) screen found on earlier iPhone models. The resulting pixel density of iPhone 4 — 326 pixels per inch — makes text and graphics look smooth and continuous at any size.

The iPhone 4 Retina display uses technology called IPS (in-plane switching) — the same technology used in the Apple LED Cinema Display and iPad — to achieve a wider viewing angle than on typical LCDs. Which means you can hold iPhone 4 almost any way you want and still get a brilliant picture. That’s perfect when you’re sharing photos with a friend or moving your iPhone around while playing a driving or flying game. In addition, the Retina display offers four times the contrast ratio of previous models, so whites are brighter, blacks are darker. Built just for iPhone 4, iMovie lets you combine and edit video clips, polish your movies with dynamic themes and transitions, add music and photos, and share your finished movies with the world.

The iPhone 4  features a 5 megapixel camera with a backside-illuminated sensor. The camera will also record HD video at 720p resolution and 30 frames per second, and the LED flash can be used to light video as well. Like the iPhone 3GS, the iPhone 4 will feature in-phone video editing and enable users to share video the the Internet. Apple also announced a version of iBooks will be available for iPhone, with feature parity to the iPad edition (complete with previously-announced PDF and annotations support). The applications will be able to synchronize across devices, so users will be able to start reading an iBook on an iPad, then pick up at the same spot on the iPhone. Users will be able to download purchased books to all their supported devices at no extra charge.

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These are the highest base salaries in local government and schools.

Name / Title / Employer / Salary /

Kriner Cash / Superintendent / MCS / $275,738 /

John Aitken / Superintendent / SCS / $193,800 /

Irving Hamer Jr. / Deputy Superintendent / MCS / $187,812 /

Dorsey Hopson / General Counsel / MCS / $184,140 /

Pamela Anstey / Chief Financial Officer / MCS / $175,672 /

A C Wharton Jr. / Mayor / Memphis / $171,500 /

Gerald L. Darling / Safety and Security Chief / MCS / $167,412 /

George Little / CAO / Memphis / $155,631 /

James Huntzicker / CAO / Shelby Co. / $154,500 /

Robert Benham / Judge / Shelby Co. / $154,320 /

Joyce Broffitt / Judge / Shelby Co. / $154,320 /

Lynn Cobb / Judge / Shelby Co. / $154,320 /

John Donald / Judge / Shelby Co. / $154,320 /

Timothy Dwyer / Judge / Shelby Co. / $154,320 /

Phyllis Gardner / Judge / Shelby Co. / $154,320 /

Deborah Henderson / Judge / Shelby Co. / $154,320 /

Loyce Lambert / Judge / Shelby Co. / $154,320 /

Karen Massey / Judge / Shelby Co. / $154,320 /

Louis Montesi Jr. / Judge / Shelby Co. / $154,320 /

Curtis Person Jr. / Judge / Shelby Co. / $154,320 /

Larry Potter / Judge / Shelby Co. / $154,320 /

Ann Pugh / Judge / Shelby Co. / $154,320 /

Gwendolyn Rooks / Judge / Shelby Co. / $154,320 /

Betty Thomas Moore / Judge / Shelby Co. / $154,320 /

Lonnie Thompson / Judge / Shelby Co. / $154,320 /

Karen Webster / Judge / Shelby Co. / $154,320 /

Lee Wilson / Judge / Shelby Co. / $154,320 /

Joseph Ford / Mayor / Shelby Co. / $150,000 /

Kenneth Robinson / Health Officer / Shelby Co. / $150,000 /

Helen Morrow / Physician / Shelby Co. / $149,510 /

Roderick Richmond / Chief of School Operations / MCS / $147,864 /

Alfred Hall II / Chief of Staff / MCS / $147,833 /

Sybille S. Noble / Chief Contracting Officer / MCS / $146,444 /

Brian. L. Kuhn / County Attorney / Shelby Co. / $144,876 /

Cynthia L. King / Physician / Shelby Co. / $144,200 /

Valerie Speakman / General Counsel / SCS / $142,092 /

Herman Morris / City Attorney / Memphis / $140,000 /

Donald McCrory / Director Port Commission / Memphis / $138,331 /

Myra Whitney / Associate Superintendent / MCS / $138,331 /

Joseph Sanders / Chief Info Officer / Memphis / $137,684 /

Thelma Crivens / Associate Superintendent / MCS / $134,480 /

Earnestine Hunt Dorse / Judge / Memphis / $134,048 /

Robert Jones / Administrator / Shelby Co. / $132,499 /

Jayne R. Chandler / Judge / Memphis / $132,024 /

Tarik B. Sugarmon / Judge / Memphis / $132,024 /

James Bacchus / Chief of Student Support / MCS / $130,601 /

Elsie Bailey / Academic Superintendent- High School / MCS / $130,601 /

Patricia A. Toarmina / Exec. Director Exceptional Children / MCS / $130,601 /

Willie Eva Slate / Exec. Director Career & Tech Education / MCS / $130,601 /

Kevin McCarthy / Regional Superintendent / MCS / $130,601 /

Catherine Battle / Regional Superintendent / MCS / $130,601 /

Willie Rhodes / Regional Superintendent / MCS / $130,601 /

Terrence A. Brown / Regional Superintendent / MCS / $130,601 /

William E. White II / Exec. Dir, School Choice/Student Accounting / MCS / $130,601 /

Thomas E. Long / City Court Clerk / Memphis / $130,024 /

John R. Barker / Exec. Director, research Stds./Acc. / MCS / $126,913 /

Nancy Richie / Executive Director Fiscal Services / MCS / $126,913 /

Judy L. Jackson / Director Instructional Suppor / MCS / $126,910 /

Alvin Benson / Fire Director / Memphis / $126,505 /

Larry Godwin / Police Director / Memphis / $126,505 /

Ted Fox / Public Works Director / Shelby Co. / $125,665 /

Yvonne Madlock / Health Services Director / Shelby Co. / $125,665 /

Richard Copeland / Planning and Dev. Director / Shelby Co. / $125,665 /

Andrew Taber Jr / Corrections Director / Shelby Co. / $125,665 /

James Russell / Grants & Subsidies Director / Memphis. / $125,665 /

Larry Scroggs / CAO Legal Counsel Juv Court / Shelby Co. / $125,145 /

Ernest Dobbins / Community Enhancement Director / Memphis / $125,13 /

Dwan L. Gilliom / Public Works Director / Memphis / $125,135 /

Rhoda Holliday-Gillespie / Human Resources Director / Memphis / $125,135 /

Robert Lipscomb / HCD Director / Memphis / $125,135 /

Roland McElrath / Finance Director / Memphis / $125,135 /

Charles Gulotta / Economic Dev. Administrator / Shelby Co. / $124,999 /

Aubrey L. Bond / Executive Director NCLB Accountability / MCS / $123,362 /

Anita Hays / Chief Financial Officer / SCS / $123,144 /

Richard Holden / Chief Of Operations / SCS / $123,144 /

Jarvis Harris / Chief Information Officer / SCS / $123,144 /

Lois Williams / Asst. Supt. Human Resources / SCS / $123,144 /

Michael A Swift / Deputy Divison Director / SCS / $121,999 /

Cynthia Buchanan / Parks Director / Memphis / $121,849 /

Arthur Gaskins Jr. / City Engineer / Memphis / $121,849 /

Janet Hooks / Public Services Director / Memphis / $121,849 /

Rebecca Kissinger / Director General Services / Memphis / $121,849 /

Dorothy D. Jones / Divison Director / Shelby Co. / $120,000 /

Suzanne Thomas / Executive Director Instructional Support / MCS / $119,866 /

Linda O. Kennard / Executive Director Instructional Support / MCS / $119,866 /

Curtis Timmons / Chief Technology Officer / MCS / $119,866 /

Brian B. Shipp / Executive Director Facilities Management / MCS / $119,866 /

Pamela Darnall / Chief Of Staff / Shelby Co. / $117,999 /

Mark Luttrell Jr. / Sheriff / Shelby Co. / $117,597 /

Kelly Rayne / Deputy CAO / Shelby Co. / $117,500 /

Francis F. Fountain Jr. / Physician / Shelby Co. / $116,996 /

Dave S. Gaines / Athletic Director / MCS / $116,533 /

Virginia M. McNeil / Director Instructional Support / MCS / $116,533 /

Vista V. Suarez / Director Food & Nutrition Services / MCS / $116,533 /

Keenon McCloy / Library Director / Memphis / $116,047 /

Michael Putt / Deputy Fire Director / Memphis / $115,205 /

Frances Hutchinson / Deputy Finance Director / Shelby Co. / $114,999 /

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