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VOL. 129 | NO. 78 | Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Redbirds Name New General Manager

The St. Louis Cardinals have taken another step in their transition as owners of the Memphis Redbirds by naming Craig Unger, who has spent five years in the Cardinals’ front office, as the new general manager of the Redbirds.

Wearing it Proudly

Memphis businesses capitalize on love of T-shirts

Businesses in Memphis increasingly seem to be getting the essence of their brands down to a T.

Overton Square Parking Gets Latest Solution

Work on a pair of pedestrian crosswalks across Cooper Street at Monroe Avenue in the next two months could be the beginning of remedying traffic problems in Overton Square.

Oldham Catches Criticism for County’s Rape Kit Backlog

Shelby County Sheriff Bill Oldham took fire at a weekend political forum over his department’s backlog of 300 untested rape kits, which Oldham revealed during budget hearings before the Shelby County Commission earlier in the week.

Aitken Talks Next Steps for Collierville Schools

Budgets for the six municipal school systems and Shelby County Schools are starting to come together.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
77°F
Mostly Cloudy
Wind: 5 mph
Humidity: 79%

EVENTS

The Orpheum Theatre will present “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” Tuesday, April 22, through Sunday, April 27, at the theater, 203 S. Main St. Buy tickets at orpheum-memphis.com.

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New Bicycle Trails at Heart of Transit Changes

The formal dedication of the Overton Park Bike Gate Saturday, April 19, begins a new season of bike and pedestrian trails, including an ambitious experiment with Riverside Drive once the monthlong Memphis in May International Festival comes to an end with the Sunset Symphony.

REAL ESTATE RECAP

Pinnacle Apartments Sell for $3.8 Million

305 S. Bellevue Blvd., Memphis, TN 38104, Sale Amount: $3.8 million -
An affiliate of Woodbury, N.Y.-based CLK Properties has paid $3.8 million for the 118-unit Pinnacle Apartments at 305 S. Bellevue Blvd. in Midtown.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

A Funder’s View of Sustainability

Editor’s Note: This column will appear Tuesdays through April in honor of Sustainability Month for Memphis and Shelby County.

How to Keep a Fundraising Job

Part two in a two-part series. We have seen nonprofit executive directors and college presidents pull their hair out over their relationship – or lack of a relationship – with their development staff. There are magic words development professionals say that pour gasoline on a slow smoldering fire. Here are a few.

STATEWIDE

UAW Withdraws Appeal of Volkswagen Union Vote

NASHVILLE (AP) – The United Auto Workers announced Monday it is withdrawing its appeal of the outcome of a union vote at Volkswagen's assembly plant in Tennessee.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Thawing Out: Warmer Temperatures Lift US Economy

WASHINGTON (AP) – Spring's thaw is reviving the economy, too.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

USDA Establishes Rural Business Investment Program

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Monday a new $150 million program designed to provide investment capital to help small agriculture-related business in rural areas with cash needed to expand.

HEALTH CARE

Affordable Care Act Only Chips Away at a Core Goal

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Swan Lockett had high hopes that President Barack Obama's health overhaul would lead her family to an affordable insurance plan, but that hasn't happened.

TECHNOLOGY

Apple Offering Free Recycling of All Used Products

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services.

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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
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