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VOL. 128 | NO. 208 | Thursday, October 24, 2013

Whole Foods Eyes Germantown Site

Whole Foods Market and local development firm Cypress Realty Holdings Co. are targeting the Poplar Avenue corridor in Germantown for the Memphis area’s second Whole Foods store.

Industrial Revolution

Patience, persistence pay off as Pidgeon nears capacity

Frank C. Pidgeon Industrial Park was completed in 1967, but it’s only now, four-plus decades later, that the property is finally realizing its full potential.

Students In Unincorporated County Move Into Focus

It was the issue that didn’t get a lot of public discussion in the initial move to form suburban school districts in Shelby County.

Mobile Health Clinic Hits Streets to Help Homeless

Baptist Memorial Health Care and Christ Community Health Services rolled out a new state-of-the-art mobile health clinic earlier this month, and the larger, modernized vehicle will give Baptist Operation Outreach the ability to treat more of the area’s homeless population in need of medical care.

Berklee City Music Network Conference Returns to Memphis

A national music conference is headed to Memphis, bringing a variety of leaders in education and fundraising, plus youth groups and music teachers, to the Westin Memphis Beale Street Hotel and Minglewood Hall for a concert and master class.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
87°F
Mostly Cloudy
Wind: 8 mph
Humidity: 63%

EVENTS

The Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities at the University of Memphis will host the 15th annual Graduate Association of African American History conference Thursday, Oct. 24, at 5:30 p.m. in the University Center theater, 499 University St. Kevin Mumford of the University of Illinois will present the keynote, “Beyond the Closet: Reinventing African American Gay History, 1963-1988.” Cost is free. Visit memphis.edu/moch for details.

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Council Committee Looks Broadly at Council Rules

A trio of Memphis City Council members weighing possible changes to the council’s way of conducting business has more questions at the outset than answers about what kind of conduct is allowed and what shouldn’t be on the elected body.

Grizzlies Make Appearance on Annual GM Survey

The results from the 12th annual GM survey from NBA.com are in and the Grizzlies show up in several categories. But Tony Allen was the only player to finish first in a category as the league’s general managers voted him the league’s best perimeter defender.

MEMPHIS LAW TALK

Jehl Stands Up For Those Unable to Defend Themselves

Attorney Cameron Jehl has ventured out on his own, opening the Jehl Law Group PLLC at 60 S. Main St. in Downtown.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Could You Be Facing Disaster?

Ray’s Take Studies claim 70 percent of Americans are a mere three weeks from being unable to pay household bills – largely because they live paycheck-to-paycheck with little to no reserves to fall back on if anything out of the ordinary happens. This is not just at the lower income strata. It includes high earners too.

Stop the Unwanted Calls

Harassing phone calls. What other term would fit? For months now – over a year, for sure, two years perhaps – at home, on our land line, we receive up to a dozen nuisance calls per week. This in addition to the unwanted marketing calls. Far more, really, than we ever received before the appearance a few years ago of the Do Not Call List. Or whatever it was called.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Disabilities Officials Address Audit Findings

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Officials with the Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities say they're taking steps to address problems revealed in a state audit.

REGIONAL

Class-Action Status OK'd in Marlboro Lights Suit

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A judge in Arkansas has granted class-action status to a lawsuit that claims Philip Morris USA deliberately exaggerated the safety of its Marlboro Lights cigarettes.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Crowdfunding to Take Leap by Seeking Investors

WASHINGTON (AP) — Crowdfunding is about to go big time.

Trial Starts; Is Detroit Eligible for Bankruptcy?

DETROIT (AP) — An attorney representing Detroit urged a judge Wednesday to allow the city to fix staggering financial problems through bankruptcy, arguing that without it nearly 65 cents of every tax dollar eventually would be gobbled up by debts and other obligations.

Ford, Toyota Fight Over Who Has Top-Selling Car

DETROIT (AP) — A name makes all the difference in the fight between Ford and Toyota over who has the top-selling car in the world.

US Airways Net Income Dips on Higher Taxes

DALLAS (AP) — Higher taxes reduced US Airways' third-quarter profit, but the airline still beat Wall Street expectations on a combination of more traffic and higher average fares.

HEALTH CARE

Obama Turns to Trusted Adviser on Health Care Woes

WASHINGTON (AP) — A career management consultant with a knack for taming bureaucratic backlogs is the man President Barack Obama is now counting on to help turn around a problem-plagued website that has marred the rollout of Obama's signature health care law.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 0 43 12,074
MORTGAGES 0 78 15,834
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 39 39 3,168
BUILDING PERMITS 292 292 29,124
BANKRUPTCIES 3 100 11,771
BUSINESS LICENSES 0 18 4,292
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 190 17,922
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 43 3,711

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