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VOL. 129 | NO. 26 | Friday, February 7, 2014

ServiceMaster Lays Off 65 in Restructuring

Memphis-based ServiceMaster Co. has laid off 65 employees and eliminated another 40 vacant positions in a restructuring of its headquarters that began Wednesday, Feb. 5, and was confirmed Thursday.

Arc de Overton

Park’s bicycle arch to serve as gateway

The bicycle arch on the eastern side of Overton Park should be installed Saturday, Feb. 8, where Sam Cooper Boulevard dead-ends into East Parkway.

FedExForum Area Targeted for Apartments

Nashville-based Elmington Capital Partners apparently likes the apartment market in Downtown Memphis.

Four Democratic Mayoral Contenders Make First Joint Appearance

The four likely contenders in the May Democratic primary for Shelby County Mayor have already had their first debate. But there were no clashes among the quartet, at least not yet.

County Commission Delays Schools Redistricting

With candidates in the August Shelby County Schools board elections already a month into their filing period, the Shelby County Commission delayed Wednesday, Feb. 5, any vote on changes in the number of seats on the school board as well as the district lines until its Feb. 24 meeting.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
76°F
Cloudy
Wind: 5 mph
Humidity: 56%

EVENTS

Memphis Botanic Garden will host the Green Your Home Winter Plant Sale Friday, Feb. 7, and Saturday, Feb. 8, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the garden, 750 Cherry Road. The sale will feature house plants, custom potting, terrariums and garden gift items. Admission is free. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.

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St. Jude Campaign Raises $97 Million

The 10th annual St. Jude Thanks and Giving Campaign raised more than $97 million to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, representing a projected 31 percent increase over the previous year.

Kelman-Lazarov Celebrates 35 Years

A business doesn’t get to be 35 years old by accident, and especially in the volatile world of financial planning, longevity is a thing that comes hard, if at all.

Fields Begin to Gel for May and August Ballots

With two weeks to the filing deadline for candidates in the May Shelby County primary elections and two months to the deadline for those in the August state and federal primaries and county nonpartisan elections, the fields have solidified enough that some political players are weighing their prospects for a late entry before the filing deadlines.

SPORTS

Stretch Against East Teams Pivotal for Grizz Playoffs Push

It wasn’t unthinkable that Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks would come into FedExForum and win. They were, after all, protecting a one-game lead over the Grizzlies for the last playoff spot in the Western Conference, Nowitzki has been on a hot streak, Rick Carlisle is one of the NBA’s best coaches and the Grizzlies were without point guard Mike Conley.

Taking on Tennis Recruiting Woes

Rafael Nadal isn’t walking through that door. But Kei Nishikori is.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Fascination From a Child’s Eyes

URPED MY OATS. “I urped my oats,” the 2-year-old announced from the backseat. “Urped her oats? Did she throw up back there?” her grandfather questioned. “Yes, baby,” her grandmother said to her, “you do have purple boots.”

Starting Over: When Corporate Goes Kaput

For many employees in the Memphis area, the story is all too familiar. You wake up one day and go to work, just like it was any other. You wear the same clothes, drive the same route, and eat at the same place for lunch. Things seem fine at first, but something starts to feel a little out of whack.

STATEWIDE

Book on Tennessee Women to Go to Public High Schools

MURFREESBORO (AP) – Copies of a new book about remarkable Tennessee women will go to all of the state's public high schools, thanks to support from the Middle Tennessee State University History Department.

DHS Seeking Sponsors for Food Program

NASHVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee Department of Human Services is seeking sponsors for its Summer Food Service Program.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Saltsman Hired to Run GOP Races in Tennessee House

NASHVILLE (AP) – Republican operative Chip Saltsman has been hired to run GOP campaigns in the Tennessee House.

Senate School Voucher Bill Delayed

NASHVILLE (AP) – The Senate version of a bill to create a school voucher program in Tennessee has been delayed to allow sponsors of the measure and a competing version to try to work out differences.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Fears of Slowdown Sharpen Focus on US Jobs Report

WASHINGTON (AP) – Fears of an economic slowdown are heightening anticipation of what Friday's U.S. jobs report for January might reveal.

Food Industry Seeks Voluntary GMO Labeling

WASHINGTON (AP) – People who want to know more about genetically modified ingredients in their food would be able to get it on some packages, but not others, under a plan the industry is pushing.

HEALTH CARE

New Rules Would Ensure Safety of Infant Formula

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Food and Drug Administration is laying out new requirements to ensure the safety of infant formula.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 78 260 13,157
MORTGAGES 103 370 17,128
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 36 3,336
BUILDING PERMITS 0 366 30,930
BANKRUPTCIES 74 209 12,552
BUSINESS LICENSES 22 65 4,554
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 88 416 19,309
MARRIAGE LICENSES 27 94 4,003

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