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VOL. 128 | NO. 240 | Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Council Changes Ballpark Terms, Delays Approval Again

Memphis City Council members changed the terms Monday, Dec. 9, of the proposed deal in which the city would buy AutoZone Park and the St. Louis Cardinals would buy the Memphis Redbirds franchise. And then the council delayed a vote on the amended terms until its last council meeting of 2014 on Dec. 17.

Young Givers

Salvation Army seeks new generation of donors

It’s a holiday symbol that is nearly as synonymous as Christmas trees and fruitcake: the Salvation Army Red Kettle.

Germantown Schools Deal Approved by Aldermen

UPDATE: The Germantown Board of Aldermen approved the tentative agreement with Shelby County Schools Monday, Dec. 9, as described below.

Volunteer Odyssey Expands Program for Employers

For Sarah Petschonek, what started as a childhood interest in volunteerism has evolved from a habit to an inventive blogging project to what today is her social entrepreneurship venture dedicated to promoting volunteer activities around the city.

Nominations Open for Dunavant Public Service Awards

The 11th annual Bobby Dunavant Public Servant Awards in 2014 will be awarded against a backdrop of the largest election ballot in Shelby County history.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
90°F
Partly Cloudy
Wind: 9 mph
Humidity: 59%

EVENTS

ULI Memphis, the local chapter of the Urban Land Institute, will host its 2013 Mid-South Real Estate Outlook Tuesday, Dec. 10, from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Memphis Bioworks Foundation auditorium, 20 S. Dudley St. Cost is $65. Visit memphis.uli.org.

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Path CFO Joins FedEx Board of Directors

The chief financial officer of the social network Path Inc. has joined the board of directors at FedEx Corp.

Crosstown Effort Shines as Development Example

Construction documents for the $180 million revitalization of the Crosstown building were scheduled to be finished Friday, Dec. 6, with the project moving toward closing and construction in the next months.

Union Mission Heightens Outreach During Holidays

Memphis Union Mission is ramping up its efforts to help the homeless during the holiday season.

Shooting Woes, Injuries Piling Up for Grizzlies

Even open shots, depending on who is taking them, are not necessarily a good option. So says coach Dave Joerger and, yes, that’s how bad the Grizzlies’ offense has become.

REAL ESTATE RECAP

Methodist Pays $22.5 Million for Germantown Facility

7945 Wolf River Blvd., Germantown, TN 38138, Sale Amount: $22.5 million -
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare has bought the Germantown Multispecialty Center at 7945 Wolf River Blvd. for $22.5 million from UT Medical Group Inc.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Civil Rights Museum Successes

“To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under the heavens." This is the biblical quote Beverly Robertson, president of the National Civil Rights Museum used to begin our conversation.

STATEWIDE

Tennessee Judiciary Museum has New Website, Exhibits

NASHVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee Judiciary Museum is kicking off its first anniversary celebration with a dedicated website and several new exhibits.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Haslam Writes Feds Letter on Medicaid Expansion

NASHVILLE (AP) – Republican Gov. Bill Haslam is putting his goals for a special Tennessee deal for Medicaid expansion into writing.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

New American Airlines Emerges as Deal Closes

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – American Airlines emerged from bankruptcy protection and US Airways culminated its long pursuit of a merger partner as the two completed their deal Monday to create the world's biggest airline.

US Household Wealth Reaches High of $77.3 Trillion

WASHINGTON (AP) – Americans' wealth reached an all-time high this summer, buoyed by record-setting stock prices and a healthy recovery in home values.

HEALTH CARE

Health Care Debate Has Trust, Politics Themes, Too

WASHINGTON (AP) – For months, the talk was all about computer code. About response times. About glitches and bugs.

TECHNOLOGY

Hood: Google Still Not Effectively Fighting Crime

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood is again asking Google to do more to prevent people from using the search engine to find illegal drugs and pirated videos, music and games.

Report: NSA Spying on Virtual Worlds, Online Games

LONDON (AP) – American and British intelligence operations have been spying on gamers across the world, media outlets reported, saying that the world's most powerful espionage agencies sent undercover agents into virtual universes to monitor activity in online fantasy games such as "World of Warcraft."

Big Tech Companies Lash Out at Government Snooping

WASHINGTON (AP) – Silicon Valley is escalating pressure on President Barack Obama to curb the U.S. government surveillance programs that vacuum personal information off the Internet and threaten the technology industry's financial livelihood.

Germantown Schools Deal Approved by Aldermen

UPDATE: The Germantown Board of Aldermen approved the tentative agreement with Shelby County Schools Monday, Dec. 9, as described below.

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PROPERTY SALES 72 327 11,765
MORTGAGES 76 371 15,350
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 41 112 3,023
BUILDING PERMITS 382 972 28,226
BANKRUPTCIES 65 345 11,307
BUSINESS LICENSES 19 117 4,155
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 184 700 17,184
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