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VOL. 128 | NO. 171 | Monday, September 2, 2013

Trash Talk Headlines Council Meeting

Memphis City Council members talk trash – specifically, the proposed changes to decades of established policies for garbage collection in the city – during their Tuesday, Sept. 3, executive session.

Museum Makeover

Fire Museum of Memphis using grants to update, add exhibits

Thanks to a few big grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Plough Foundation, the Fire Museum of Memphis is pressing ahead with a slew of upgrades to its educational programs and exhibits focused on fire prevention and life safety.

Tigers Get Extra Look at Duke

The Tigers’ game Saturday, Sept. 7, against Duke at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium isn’t just the season’s first for the University of Memphis. It’s also a relevant measuring stick because the fourth game last season was played at Duke and the Tigers were on the short end of a 38-14 score.

Prosecutors: Federal Shift Underway in County

The historic shift in criminal justice philosophy by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and President Barack Obama’s administration reflects the direction in which state and federal prosecutors in Shelby County already have been heading for several years.

Court Case Shows Time’s Effect on Nineteenth Century Club

There was a time when the outgoing president of the Nineteenth Century Club got a silver tea service at the end of her tenure.

Laufer Bolsters Third-Party Logistics Service With Memphis Office

Laufer Group International Ltd. has continued its Southeast expansion by making an entry into the Memphis logistics market with a Downtown office.

11 File for State House District 91 Special Election

The race for the state House seat held by the late Lois DeBerry since 1973 includes 10 Democrats, one Libertarian and no Republicans or independents, as of the Thursday, Aug. 29, noon filing deadline for candidates.

SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Frost Bake Shop Ready to ‘Engineer Cakes’

All American Sweets was the confection of chef Bill Kloos Jr., who moved from St. Louis to Memphis to take over the operation of Yia-Yia’s Euro Café and later would go on to open Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar.

REAL ESTATE RECAP

Influence1 Files $2.6 Million Loan for Former Bishop Byrne

1475 E. Shelby Drive, Memphis, TN 38116, Loan Amount: $2.6 million -
The Influence1 Foundation, the Memphis-based organization that bought the former Bishop Byrne High School in June, has filed a $2.6 million loan on the property, at 1475 E. Shelby Drive in Whitehaven.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Getting Focused

Some of my clients tell me they wonder if it’s even possible to get focused nowadays with the constant onslaught of life-distracting things and events. First of all, I think the realistic answer to this question falls in the category of Henry Ford’s famous statement, “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.”

How Will You Fund Your Strategic Plan?

Strategic planning is the process that drives the work of many nonprofit organizations and institutions. It takes different forms depending on the culture and policies of the nonprofit. Some complete the process at a retreat, others hire a facilitator to work with a committee of the board, still others hire a firm to survey best practices and emerging trends amongst competitors and collaborators. The outcome – a strategic plan – will drive operations and decision making over a multi-year period.

REGIONAL

Mississippi High Court Upholds Open-Carry Gun Law

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The Mississippi Supreme Court unanimously upheld the state's open carry-gun law Thursday, allowing it to take effect after a circuit judge's order had kept it on hold about two months.

Cotton Growers See Bugs, Disease Ahead of Harvest

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Arkansas cotton growers have watched their costs rise this season as bugs fed from the ground up and a fungus descended from above.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Report: GE to Spin Off Consumer Finance Business

General Electric Co. plans to spin off the U.S. consumer lending business of its finance arm with an initial public offering of stock that could come early next year, according to The Wall Street Journal.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

No Surprises for Alexander and GOP Incumbents

NASHVILLE (AP) – Faced with a potentially serious primary challenger, Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander was not about to sit back and wait.

TECHNOLOGY

Apple Offers iPhone Trade-In Ahead of Unveiling

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Excited about the new iPhone expected to be unveiled Sept. 10? Apple will now join others in allowing you to trade in your old model.

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PROPERTY SALES 72 368 16,413
MORTGAGES 66 422 21,432
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 15 76 4,266
BUILDING PERMITS 176 877 39,378
BANKRUPTCIES 60 294 15,542
BUSINESS LICENSES 20 98 5,491
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