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VOL. 128 | NO. 236 | Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Council Approves Crosstown Funding, Delays Redbirds Decision

Memphis City Council members approved $15 million in city funding that is a combination of federal grants, bonds and stormwater funding Tuesday, Dec. 3, as the last piece of financing for the Crosstown revitalization project.

‘Tremendous Success’

Youth Villages’ Transitional Living program helping at-risk children

Melissa Howard, 20, is an accounting major at the University of Memphis.

Rayne Named Vice President at Chamber

Changes at the Greater Memphis Chamber keep coming.

Leadership Selections Next for Suburban School Boards

For five of the six municipal schools boards that began taking office this week, their only formal involvement in the talks that led to agreements on school buildings and ending the federal lawsuit that threatened to hold up their start dates was to approve the agreements already negotiated.

Commission Debates Pay for County Offices

Shelby County Commissioners appear to have another deadlock similar to the one that spilled over from 2011 into 2012 on drawing new district lines for the 13-member body.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
83°F
Partly Cloudy
Wind: 14 mph
Humidity: 49%

EVENTS

The Center City Revenue Finance Corp. board will meet Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 9 a.m. in the Downtown Memphis Commission conference room, 114 N. Main St. Visit downtownmemphiscommission.com.

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Lauries’ Gift Critical to University Campaign

The new Loewenberg School of Nursing on the University of Memphis’ Park Avenue campus is already taking shape as 2013 comes to an end.

Leggett Joins Electronic Security Specialists

Electronic Security Specialists, the largest electronic security provider in the Mid-South, is growing its operations with the addition of Wayne Leggett as new vice president and security sales specialist.

Win Brings Course Correction for Tigers

The Tigers returned from Stillwater, Okla., having been humiliated on national television by Oklahoma State, coach Josh Pastner speaking of a need for “course correction” and everyone hoping they would get another shot at the Cowboys in the championship game of the Old Spice Classic in Orlando, Fla.

MEMPHIS NEWSMAKERS

Meadows Appointed to State Dentistry Board

Dr. Dan T. Meadows has been appointed to the Tennessee Board of Dentistry by Gov. Bill Haslam. Meadows, who has a private practice on Walnut Grove Road, will serve as the Rotating Dentist member through June 2016.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Ensure 2014 Plan Delivers

Tired of chasing your proverbial tail in the quest for a sales and marketing plan that actually delivers? First acknowledge that a silver bullet rarely exists. The solution, while not particularly sexy, can and will deliver provided you trust the process and avoid the temptation to skip steps along the way.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Holiday Weekend Gives a Boost to Auto Sales

DETROIT (AP) – The holiday weekend was good to U.S. automakers, as November sales rose 9 percent to beat strong numbers from a year ago.

RV Industry Shows More Signs of Recovery

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – RV manufacturers expect to pass another milestone in their steady recovery from the recession that landed the industry in a deep ditch.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

High Court Casts Doubt on Frequent Flyer's Lawsuit

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court indicated Tuesday it won't offer much help to frequent flyers who want to sue when airlines revoke their miles or their memberships.

At 11th Hour, Congress Debates Plastic Gun Ban

WASHINGTON (AP) – With 3-D printers increasingly able to produced plastic weapons, the House voted Tuesday to renew a 25-year-old prohibition against firearms that can evade metal detectors and X-ray machines.

REAL ESTATE

US Home Prices Rise Just 0.2 Percent in October

WASHINGTON (AP) – A measure of U.S. home prices rose only modestly in October, adding to signs that prices have stabilized after experiencing big gains earlier this year

HEALTH CARE

Obama Declares Health Care Law is Working

WASHINGTON (AP) – Seeking to regroup from his health care law's disastrous rollout, President Barack Obama on Tuesday insisted that the sweeping overhaul is working and warned Republican critics that he would fight any efforts to strip away its protections.

Audit: Health Care Subsidies Vulnerable to Fraud

WASHINGTON (AP) – More troubles for the health care overhaul. Subsidies to help people buy insurance under the law may be vulnerable to fraud, a Treasury Department watchdog said Tuesday in a report suggesting that concerns about the law are far from over.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 67 67 10,289
MORTGAGES 107 107 13,434
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 5 5 2,649
BUILDING PERMITS 393 393 24,700
BANKRUPTCIES 60 60 9,952
BUSINESS LICENSES 16 16 3,752
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 149 149 14,706
MARRIAGE LICENSES 31 31 3,198

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