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VOL. 128 | NO. 123 | Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Council to Take Final Votes on Budget

The most critical vote at last week’s budget-dominated Memphis City Council meeting may have been the vote to adjourn leaving final budget decisions pending.

Pitching Memphis

New Memphis Institute program sells young adults on city

Staunching a brain drain of college-age creative talent is a task cities around the country are undertaking with varying degrees of enthusiasm.

Second Round Council Budget Plans Emerge

Memphis City Council chairman Edmund Ford Jr. and council members Harold Collins and Lee Harris will have plans for the full council to consider when the body meets Tuesday, June 25, in special session.

New Campaign Urges Support of Students in Merger

A new campaign launched Monday, June 24, to prepare for the opening of the consolidated school district in August is urging citizens to support students of the new school system.

MAAR Ranks Improving With Housing Market

After the housing bubble popped and the recession roiled the economy, the orientation classes Melanie Blakeney taught to new members of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors kept getting smaller and smaller.

Cohen Expresses Doubts Over NSA Claims

U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen doesn’t remember the National Security Agency and intelligence officials briefing Congress on their gathering of telephone and email records and the tracking of the communications of millions of American citizens. But he has his doubts because he says the agencies involved routinely lie.

Survey: Poverty Rising for State’s Kids

More Tennessee families are trying to raise children in the face of poverty and homelessness, according to an annual survey released Monday, June 24, by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

GOVERNMENT AGENDA

June 25 Memphis City Council Agenda

The Memphis City Council will meet Tuesday, June 25, 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

Jamesbridge Apartments Sell for $3.6 Million

3689 James Road Memphis, TN 38128 -
A California company has bought the 432-unit Jamesbridge Apartments at 3689 James Road in Raleigh for $3.6 million.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Start Small, Think Big

Let’s talk about data: the exciting information hidden within your nonprofit’s donor database. There’s much to be learned by running reports, and many reports to run. The most in-demand: funds raised to date. But what about less popular reports and the secrets they can reveal? What about your “top-tier small donors?”

Some Reasons Why (Not) to Take the Money and Run

The most exhilarating, stressful, satisfying, frustrating, rewarding and anxious event for an entrepreneur is raising capital to fund his business. Statistics show that less than a third of startups actually receive funding. With these odds, why would anyone ever turn down money?

STATE GOVERNMENT

Governor Says State Will Privatize More Work

NASHVILLE (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam says he intends to continue privatizing some state government operations.

State Won't Stop Bars From Infusing Alcohol

NASHVILLE (AP) – After warning bars and restaurants not to infuse alcohol for specialty drinks, the head of the state alcohol commission said the agency is suspending its plan to begin issuing penalties to establishments serving infused drinks.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Supreme Court Makes it Harder to Sue Businesses

WASHINGTON (AP) – A sharply divided Supreme Court on Monday decided to make it harder for Americans to sue businesses for retaliation and discrimination, leading a justice to call for Congress to overturn the court's actions.

House Investigators: Disability Judges are Too Lax

WASHINGTON (AP) – Social Security is approving disability benefits at strikingly high rates for people whose claims were rejected by field offices or state agencies, according to House investigators. Compounding the situation, the agency often fails to do required follow-up reviews months or years later to make sure people are still disabled.

HEALTH CARE

Supreme Court Says No to Generic Drug Design Lawsuits

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court says generic drug manufacturers can't be sued in state court for a drug's design defects if federal officials approved the brand-name version the generic drug copied.

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PROPERTY SALES 66 153 14,870
MORTGAGES 64 144 19,474
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 22 3,817
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