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VOL. 128 | NO. 245 | Tuesday, December 17, 2013

City Council to Revisit Water, Waste Fee Hikes

Memphis City Council members will at least talk at their last meeting of the year about undoing two votes they’ve taken recently.

Classroom Coding

STEM education efforts in Tennessee gather momentum

A movement is afoot to ensure the classroom of the future adds new science and technology-based pillars – like writing code – to traditional standbys like reading, writing and arithmetic.

Commission Rejects School Board Pay Raises, Keeps Other Pay Levels Same

In six hours, Shelby County Commissioners voted down the first of three readings on a proposed $20,000 pay raise for Shelby County Schools board members and kept the pay of the county Mayor, Sheriff, Trustee, Register, County Clerk and Assessor at the same level they are now.

Wharton to Present Pension Plan to City Council

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. will take a five-year plan for meeting the city’s $709 million unfunded pension liability Tuesday, Dec. 17, to Memphis City Council members during their executive session.

Scalia Shares Legal Insights in Memphis

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia doesn’t agree with people who say oral arguments before the court are probably unnecessary or that briefs matter more toward the outcome of cases.

Varsity Spirit Keeps Parades Stocked With Talent

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade marks more than just the beginning of the holiday season – it also kicks off a wave of parades across the world, from New York to Philadelphia to Houston to Florida to London.

Grizz Games Ending in Predictable Fashion

Point guard Mike Conley stood at his locker after the Grizzlies had lost their third straight game, seen their home record drop to 5-9 (they were 32-9 at home last season), and their overall record fall to 10-13.

Brown Launches County Commission Campaign

In a Midtown apartment last week, Jake Brown gathered his friends and friends of those friends to launch his campaign for a seat on the Shelby County Commission in the 2014 county elections.

GOVERNMENT AGENDA

Dec. 17 Memphis City Council Agenda

The Memphis City Council will meet Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 3:30 p.m. in the Council chambers in City Hall, 125 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for an agenda.

REAL ESTATE RECAP

Ruby Tuesday Sells Bartlett Lots for $1.1 Million

8348 U.S. 64, Bartlett, TN 38133, Sale Amount: $1.1 million -
Ruby Tuesday Inc. has sold two vacant lots at 8348 U.S. 64, also known as Stage Road, in Bartlett for $1.1 million.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Fundraising Reflections for 2013

Part one of a two-part series. The year-end can be a perfect time to reflect on your 2013 fundraising activities and to anticipate 2014. If you are a nonprofit CEO, board member, staff or volunteer we have three questions to focus your reflections.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

US: Oil Output to Near Record; Prices Stay Tame

NEW YORK (AP) – The Energy Department says the nation's energy picture is getting ever rosier. Production is rising, consumption is slowing, and prices are expected to remain in check.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Tennessee Senator's Fired Chief of Staff Ordered Freed

WASHINGTON (AP) – The fired chief of staff for Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander will live with his parents in Maryland and be electronically monitored while he awaits prosecution on charges of possession and attempted distribution of child pornography.

Bernanke: Bold Actions Critical in Fed's 100 Years

WASHINGTON (AP) – Joined by his two predecessors, Ben Bernanke marked the 100th anniversary of the Federal Reserve by reflecting on the bold actions past chairmen have had to take in the best interest of the U.S. economy.

NSA Phone Record Collection Ruled Unconstitutional

WASHINGTON (AP) – A federal judge ruled Monday that the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records violates the Constitution's ban on unreasonable searches, but put his decision on hold pending a near-certain government appeal.

SPORTS

Grizzlies Sign Forward James Johnson From D-League

MEMPHIS (AP) – The Memphis Grizzlies have signed forward James Johnson of the NBA Development League's Rio Grande Valley Vipers.

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PROPERTY SALES 66 378 15,444
MORTGAGES 67 456 20,235
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 109 3,995
BUILDING PERMITS 175 1,046 36,888
BANKRUPTCIES 58 290 14,633
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