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VOL. 128 | NO. 174 | Friday, September 6, 2013

Historic Magevney House to Reopen Saturday

After closing to the public eight years ago, the Magevney House, one of the oldest residences in the city, reopens to the public Saturday, Sept. 7, on a once-a-month basis.

Faith and Football

Memphis fans hopeful as new season finally dawns

The four men had parked themselves in lawn chairs under a tent outside Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on a Saturday with no Tigers football game. Yes, there was Fan Fest and soon enough a “mock game” would begin inside the stadium as Tiger players ran around in helmets, jerseys and shorts.

Evans Upholds Nineteenth Century Club Sale, Demolition

Chancellor Walter Evans upheld the sale of the Nineteenth Century Club building on Union Avenue by the club to a private company and denied a request to permanently stop any demolition of the historic building.

Battledish Pits Chefs for Foodie Love

With so many events and gatherings for Memphis-area foodies being added at a steady clip, it might seem only natural that something for chefs gets added to the mix as well.

Masson’s Role Just One Chapter in Merger

Six months after he took on the assignment of special master to the Shelby County schools merger, Rick Masson’s job is over for U.S. District Judge Samuel “Hardy” Mays.

Local Weather
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Wind: 6 mph
Humidity: 60%

EVENTS

In-Synk and The Daily News will host a Leadership Lunch & Learn book review and discussion on Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead” Friday, Sept. 6, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Triumph Bank board room, 5699 Poplar Ave. Cost is $20. Visit seminars.memphisdailynews.com.

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Huffman Tours Memphis Achievement Schools

Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman admits that when he tours an elementary school he is usually drawn to the first- and second-grade classrooms.

Arlington Early Voting is Saturday

Early voting in Arlington municipal elections is Saturday, Sept. 7, at Arlington United Methodist Church, 6145 Quintard St.

SPORTS

Reunion Brings Back Tigers’ Great Unbeaten Team of ’63

It’s ironic, really. When they were young and strong they were literally protected by body armor – helmet and pads. When they had all the time in the world, they were always measuring it in 15-minute quarters.

Dixon Adds to Tigers’ Blueprint for Success

In the midst of a rather joyous press conference to announce that the NCAA had cleared guard Michael Dixon to play for the Tigers this season, coach Josh Pastner detoured to a story about Navy Seals.

NCAA Clears Michael Dixon to Play for Tigers

Notifications from the NCAA tend toward the bad news, but on Wednesday, Sept. 4, University of Memphis coach Josh Pastner and guard Michael Dixon got good news: He has been cleared to play for the Tigers this season.

MEMPHIS STANDOUT

International Educator Dunster Leading Lausanne’s Upper School

In addition to new schoolmates, teachers and subjects, students at Lausanne Collegiate School will need to get used to a new face roaming the halls and keeping order this school year, the 87th in its history.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

A Tasteful List Updated for 2013

A LIST YOU CAN SINK YOUR TEETH INTO. Hello, my name is Dan and I’ll be your server.

Ideation Different Than Brainstorming

As a critical phase of any innovation project, ideation brings the generative possibilities to life. While there are similarities with traditional brainstorming, there are also some key differences. Let’s explore both in this column.

A Welcome Divergence

One of the most dominant themes prior to the financial crisis was the great convergence of global markets. Bond markets seemed to synchronize around a “global” rate regime and stock markets seemed to synchronize around “global” growth rates. What began with the disaggregation of European bond yields has now spread across asset markets as well.

STATEWIDE

Kookogey Abandons GOP Challenge of Sen. Alexander

NASHVILLE (AP) – Tea party activist Kevin Kookogey says he is abandoning plans to run against incumbent U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander in next year's Republican primary.

REGIONAL

Mississippi to Set Up Business Health Insurance Market

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney says he's going ahead with plans for a small business health insurance exchange.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

US Worker Productivity Up at 2.3 Percent Rate

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. workers were more productive from April through June than previously estimated while labor costs were unchanged.

Report: J.C. Penney Dumps Martha Stewart

NEW YORK (AP) – J.C. Penney is ending a tug-of-war with its nemesis over Martha Stewart.

REAL ESTATE

Average US 30-Year Mortgage Rate Up to 4.57 Percent

WASHINGTON (AP) – Average fixed rates on U.S. long-term mortgages neared their highs for the year this week amid signs of further strength in the economy.

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