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VOL. 129 | NO. 120 | Friday, June 20, 2014

Brady: Zoo Parking Solution Difficult

The president of the Memphis Zoo says solutions to the parking problem at Overton Park won’t be easy and likely will involve change for all of the park’s institutions.

Battle Lines

Council budget vote creates divide over city’s financial condition

The city’s operating and capital budgets are just about set for the new fiscal year next month. Hard decisions made about health insurance for city employees and retirees Tuesday, June 17, are unlikely to be revisited by the Memphis City Council.

Gestalt Schools Signs Lease in Hickory Hill

A charter school operator has inked a lease for space on Winchester Road in Hickory Hill.

Rape Kit Controversy Continues After Report

This week’s report by former U.S. Attorney Veronica Coleman-Davis on the city’s backlog of more than 12,000 untested rape kits is unlikely to be the last word on the controversy.

Heart of Park Advances as Shelby Farms Parkway Stalls

Within the space of a few days this month, the Shelby Farms Park Conservancy formally broke ground on the park’s $70 million Heart of the Park project and then its leaders watched as the Memphis City Council delayed the Shelby Farms Parkway project for a year.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
39°F
Cloudy
Wind: 7 mph
Humidity: 86%

EVENTS

The Harrell Performing Arts Theatre will present “Bye Bye Birdie,” produced by the Collierville Arts Council, Friday, June 20, through June 29 at the theater, 440 W. Powell Road. Buy tickets at harrelltheatre.org.

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Flying Saucer Celebrates 17 Years in Memphis

The explosion of Memphis’ beer scene and the enthusiasm for unique craft beers is pretty hard to miss.

Tin Roof to Open on Beale

The street where the blues was born is getting a tin roof – Tin Roof bar and restaurant that is.

SPORTS

Klinsmann’s Outlook Changed in California

SAO PAULO (AP) – Jurgen Klinsmann was 19 years old and playing for his hometown Stuttgarter Kickers in Germany’s second division when he touched down in the United States for the first time.

‘Pop’ at Top of His Game One More Time

Numbers rarely lie, and in Gregg Popovich’s case they finally piled up in a way too compelling to ignore.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Fat Chance

12-STOP. “My name is Dan, and I’ve lost control.”

Outlasting Outdated Industries

One result of technological advances is a change in the way we do business. Sometimes this change results in new jobs, but often, it can also result in job loss.

STATEWIDE

Pacific Industries Creating 190 Jobs in Jackson

NASHVILLE (AP) – Auto parts maker Pacific Industries is building a new plant in Jackson, which is expected to create 190 new jobs over the first five years of operations.

REGIONAL

Ole Miss Naming Basketball Facility for Tuohys

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) – The University of Mississippi will name its basketball practice facility for the family that inspired the movie, "The Blind Side."

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Starbucks Contribution to Scholarship Overstated

NEW YORK (AP) – It turns out Starbucks isn't contributing any upfront scholarship money to an online college degree program it introduced this week.

REAL ESTATE

Average US 30-Year Mortgage Rate at 4.17 Percent

WASHINGTON (AP) – Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages eased slightly this week, remaining near historic lows.

HEALTH CARE

Poll: Many Still Struggle to Pay Health Premiums

WASHINGTON (AP) – Most people who signed up under President Barack Obama's health care law rate their new insurance highly, but a substantial number are struggling with the cost, according to a poll released Thursday.

TECHNOLOGY

Crime Data Show iPhone 'Kill Switch' Cuts Thefts

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – New crime data show Apple's addition of a "kill switch" to its iPhones last September has sharply reduced robberies and thefts, authorities said Thursday.

New Push to Get Girls Into Computer Sciences

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) – Diana Navarro loves to code, and she's not afraid to admit it. But the 18-year-old Rutgers University computer science major knows she's an anomaly: Writing software to run computer programs in 2014 is – more than ever – a man's world.

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