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VOL. 128 | NO. 140 | Friday, July 19, 2013

First Horizon Posts Second Quarter Profit

First Horizon National Corp. posted earnings per share of $0.17 for the second quarter – a “solid, but not great” period for the bank, in the words of one analyst.

Election Aftermath

Municipalities weigh next moves for school districts

At least one suburban leader wants to explore the idea of a shared superintendent for several of the municipal school districts to come.

Second-Quarter Bankruptcies Up 2.3 Percent

The second quarter of 2013 showed a slight boost in West Tennessee bankruptcy filings as consumers who couldn’t pay off debt accumulated in late 2012 filed for bankruptcy.

Cordova Building Sees Solid Leasing Activity

The commercial building at 584 N. Germantown Parkway in Cordova has recently seen strong leasing activity. Advanced Prosthetics and Orthotics LLC, which opened in 2004 and provides prosthetic limbs and orthotics to support or supplement weakened or abnormal joints or limbs, inked a lease to occupy the 4,000 square feet of space that once housed a Baptist Memorial Health Care minor medical center. Last year, the center signed a 5,050-square-foot lease at the former Blockbuster space in Trinity Commons, 670 N. Germantown.

Rosen Donates 10,000 Books To Memphis Library

Rosen Publishing Co. donated 10,000 books Thursday, July 18, for school age children to the Memphis Public Library and Information Center as part of the library’s summer reading club.

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EVENTS

United Way of the Mid-South, the Tennessee Health Care Campaign and Meritan will host “It Takes a Community: Understanding the Affordable Care Act” Friday, July 19, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Meritan, 4700 Poplar ave. Attendees will learn how to assist people during open enrollment, which begins Oct. 1. R.S.V.P. to ashley.washington@uwmidsouth.org or 433-4331.

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Memphis Airport to Introduce Free Wi-Fi

Soon, passengers at Memphis International Airport will be able to surf the Web for free as they wait for flights.

Petties Again Switches Federal Prisons

Memphis drug kingpin Craig Petties is on the move again in the federal prison system as more sealed documents involving Petties have been filed in the largest drug case ever brought in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee.

MEMPHIS STANDOUT

Greg Miller Celebrates 10 Years at Inferno

Greg Miller doesn’t have to talk about how much he loves his job, the kinds of changes he’s seen in his industry, the kind of changes he’s been part of and how he couldn’t imagine working anywhere else but inferno.

SPORTS

SEC Seeks to Prolong Football Dominance

HOOVER, Ala. – There is no effort at denial. Nor should there be or could there be. Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive began his annual address at football media days by mentioning his “annual brag bag” and then spilled the entire contents while barely taking a breath:

Johnny Football Frenzy Knows No Bounds

HOOVER, Ala. – This being SEC Media Days and him being Johnny Football, the blitz was inevitable. The reigning Heisman Trophy winner, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel moved from room to room while grown men and women toting microphones, cameras and tape recorders pursued him like so many bad actors fulfilling the clichéd media moment in a made-for-TV movie.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

SILLY Exercise

DISCOVERING MEMPHIS TOGETHER. Last week, I had lunch with tomorrow. Some of the staff and young people involved with the New Memphis Institute’s programs to attract and retain the kinds of minds and hearts that will keep us thinking and keep our beat going wanted to talk to about things unique to Memphis – things funky and things obscure.

STATEWIDE

Haslams Move Briskly to End Truck Stop Scandal

NASHVILLE (AP) – The nation's largest diesel retailer reached a speedy settlement with some customers cheated out of rebate money, which experts say is all the better for Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and his brother, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, whose family owns the truck stop chain.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Political Indecision Weighs on Economic Forecasts

WASHINGTON (AP) – Politicians and economists are straining to get a clearer view of what the economy will look like a year from now, when midterm political campaigns are heating up. Republicans see the glass as half empty; Democrats view it as half full. And the economists aren't sure.

Dell Delays Vote on Buyout, Sign It Lacks Support

ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) – Dell has delayed Thursday's vote on founder Michael Dell's plan to take the slumping computer maker private in a sign the board needs more time to rally support.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

SBA Head Leaving; No Successor Nominated

NEW YORK (AP) – Small Business Administration head Karen Mills is leaving the agency at the end of August although her successor has not yet been nominated.

Bernanke: Congress Could Do More to Help Economy

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Thursday that Congress could do more to help the U.S. economy this year but instead has focused on reducing the federal deficit.

IRS Watchdog 'Disturbed' Agency Withheld Documents

WASHINGTON (AP) – The investigator who wrote a scathing report about the Internal Revenue Service targeting tea party groups says he is "disturbed" the agency withheld newly released documents showing progressive groups may also have been singled out for additional scrutiny.

Senators Ready to Restore Lower College Loan Rates

WASHINGTON (AP) – A bipartisan compromise on student loans promises better deals for students and parents over the next few years but could spell higher rates as the economy improves.

Dell Delays Vote on Buyout, Sign It Lacks Support

ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) – Dell has delayed Thursday's vote on founder Michael Dell's plan to take the slumping computer maker private in a sign the board needs more time to rally support.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 38 349 15,066
MORTGAGES 111 449 19,779
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 33 91 3,886
BUILDING PERMITS 0 512 35,842
BANKRUPTCIES 62 309 14,343
BUSINESS LICENSES 18 138 5,129
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 69 385 21,817
MARRIAGE LICENSES 13 106 4,663

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