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VOL. 128 | NO. 230 | Monday, November 25, 2013

As Elections End, New Campaigns Begin

The day after the last elections of 2013 in Shelby County were decided, candidates for the Shelby County offices on the ballot in 2014 could begin pulling qualifying petitions to run.

Tools to Succeed

Memphis College of Art works to improve graduates’ chances

If Memphis College of Art President Ron Jones has anything to do with it, there will be no starving artists among the ranks of the college’s future alumni.

Music Veterans Record Song to Benefit St. Jude

The efforts of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have been the focus of an outpouring of financial and charitable support in recent weeks, the latest example of which is a song by music industry veterans to raise money for the hospital.

Schools Agreements Involve Art of Settlement

Technically, the suburban Shelby County governments that have reached tentative agreements with Shelby County Schools are not paying, in those agreements, for school buildings.

Suburban School Board Results Certified

The Shelby County Election Commission has certified the results of the Nov. 7 school board elections in Shelby County’s six suburban towns and cities.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
72°F
Cloudy
Wind: 7 mph
Humidity: 78%

EVENTS

An immigration reform roundtable will be held Monday, Nov. 25, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Streets Ministries, 1304 N. Graham St. Panelists, including Shawn Roberson, policy director for Latino Memphis, and Steve Moses, recruitment director for World Relief Memphis, will share updates from meetings with area U.S. representatives about immigration reform. Cost is free. Call 525-7380.

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SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Shoreline Building Business One Custom Job at a Time

You may not be aware of the creations of Shoreline Custom Woodworks, yet you may very well have placed your beer down on one of their bar tops, eaten a favorite entrée from a tabletop or maybe even passed a bid proposal across a custom-made conference table.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Define Your Core Business

Most successful new businesses begin by taking advantage of a new, untapped opportunity that develops in the marketplace. These businesses can grow organically for many years by continuing to take advantage of their formula for success.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

FCC Chairman Says Airlines Have Final Say on Calls

NEW YORK (AP) – A day after setting off an uproar among travelers opposed to the idea in-flight phone calls, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission Chairman backtracked, saying he personally isn't in favor of calls on planes.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

White House Urging Democrats to Focus on Economy

WASHINGTON (AP) – Eager to draw contrasts with Republicans, the White House is pushing its economic agenda as it attempts to give Democrats something to talk about other than the troubled health care rollout.

HEALTH CARE

Obama Officials Upbeat About Health Site Fixes

WASHINGTON (AP) – There won't be a magic moment, but the Obama administration's much-maligned health insurance website should be able to weather an expected year-end crush of customers, officials asserted Friday.

TECHNOLOGY

Web Inventor: Surveillance Threatens Democracy

LONDON (AP) – The scientist credited with inventing the World Wide Web spoke out Friday against what he called a "growing tide of surveillance and censorship," warning that it is threatening the future of democracy.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 86 182 13,079
MORTGAGES 135 267 17,025
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 21 3,322
BUILDING PERMITS 169 169 30,733
BANKRUPTCIES 69 135 12,478
BUSINESS LICENSES 23 43 4,532
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 182 328 19,221
MARRIAGE LICENSES 32 67 3,976

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