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VOL. 129 | NO. 53 | Tuesday, March 18, 2014

City Council Continues Pension Talks

Memphis City Council members continue their discussions Tuesday, March 18, about the city’s unfunded pension liability as well as possible changes in city employee heath care benefits.

Right on Cue

Orpheum premieres 'War Horse' a week after facility groundbreaking

The Orpheum Theatre Memphis frequently plays host to musicals, but an arrival next week will bring something the theater doesn’t get to put on its stage often – a Broadway play.

Tigers Look to Reverse AAC Result

The Memphis Tigers were bound to pay a price for getting run off their home court in the quarterfinals of the American Athletic Conference by UConn. And on Selection Sunday, they found out the price was landing in another 8-9 game in the NCAA Tournament.

Schools Demerger Reflects Cooperation, Competition

For now, Shelby County’s seven public school systems are cooperating and competing with one another often at the same time on the way to the demerger of public education in August.

Airport Authority to Hire Air Service Research Manager

The Memphis and Shelby County Airport Authority is seeking to enhance its air service development program by hiring a Senior Manager of Air Service Research and Development.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
43°F
Mostly Cloudy
Wind: 3 mph
Humidity: 71%

EVENTS

Conduit Global will hold a recruiting fair for its Memphis call center Tuesday, March 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Memphis Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main St. Visit conduitglobal.com for job descriptions and qualifications.

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GOVERNMENT AGENDA

March 18 Memphis City Council Agenda

The Memphis City Council will meet Tuesday, March 18, at 3:30 p.m. in the Council chambers in City Hall, 125 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for an agenda.

REAL ESTATE RECAP

Richmond Honan Buys Quince Centre for $10 Million

6555 Quince Road, Memphis, TN 38119, Sale Amount: $10.4 million, Sale Date: March 7, 2014 -

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Comprehensive Campaigns: Where is the Money?

We were taken aback when, in casual conversation, an acquaintance blurted out, “Comprehensive campaigns are nothing but a con game.” We listened as he shared his experience of institutions that report campaign success but don’t have the money needed to implement projects laid out as campaign priorities.

Five Tax Deductions, Credits to Consider

If you ask Benjamin Franklin, two things in life are certain: death and taxes.

MEMPHIS AREA

Bar-Kays Celebrating 50 Years in Music

MEMPHIS (AP) – The soul-funk band Bar-Kays is celebrating 50 years in music by donating proceeds from their performances this year to five charities.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Haslam Agenda Hits Hard Times in Tennessee Legislature

NASHVILLE (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam's agenda is falling on hard times with fellow Republicans in the Tennessee General Assembly.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Yellen to Put Fed's New Leadership on Display

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Janet Yellen era at the Federal Reserve begins in earnest this week with a two-day meeting, a policy statement and fresh economic forecasts. Yet all that will be a prelude to the marquee event: Yellen's first news conference as Fed chair.

REAL ESTATE

US Homebuilder Confidence Edges Higher in March

U.S. homebuilders' confidence in the housing market edged higher this month, reflecting improved demand for new homes as the traditional spring home-selling season ramps up.

HEALTH CARE

Marijuana Study in Veterans Wins Federal Backing

WASHINGTON (AP) – The federal government has signed off on a long-delayed study looking at marijuana as a treatment for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, a development that drug researchers are hailing as a major shift in U.S. policy.

TECHNOLOGY

Microsoft Releases OneNote for Macs, Makes It Free

LOS ANGELES (AP) Microsoft Corp. on Monday released a version of its OneNote note-taking software for Macs and added new features and a free tier for all of the software's users in moves clearly targeted at up-and-coming productivity software rival Evernote.

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PROPERTY SALES 72 206 16,619
MORTGAGES 84 228 21,660
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 21 56 4,322
BUILDING PERMITS 0 209 39,587
BANKRUPTCIES 73 222 15,764
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