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VOL. 130 | NO. 81 | Monday, April 27, 2015

AutoZone Executives Talk Up Growth Prospects

AutoZone chairman, president and CEO Bill Rhodes doesn’t often participate in investor roadshows.

Graceland Buys Jets, Says They Stay At Graceland

Two jets once owned by Elvis Presley will remain at Graceland, according to a Tweet Sunday afternoon by the late entertainer’s daughter.

Wharton On State ‘Blueprint’ Funding, Mud Island Plan

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. wants to bring state funding to the table when he takes his “Blueprint for Prosperity” to the Memphis City Council and others.

SPECIAL EDITION Law Week 2015

Memphis & The Law

Law Week evolves as views of justice change

Over the long life of the city’s legal community, Court Square has been a place where attorneys and judges come together outside the courtroom and their law practices.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
59°F
Cloudy
Wind: 10 mph
Humidity: 69%

EVENTS

Five and Five Workshop (A Wake-Up Call for Business Owners) will be held Tuesday, April 28, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at The Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave., suite 909. Business coach and author Bridget DiCello and business attorney Alan Crone will present “The Five Most Common Mistakes Business Owners Make (and how to avoid them)” and “The Five Things Every Small Business Owner Should Have (but generally doesn’t).” Cost is $75. RSVP to fiveandfive@levelnineservices.com or 901-410-5154.

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Salinger Lawsuit Reflects Larger Issues of Literature

When 22 of his short stories and other writings were published in 1974, J.D. Salinger broke a 20-year public silence and explained his feelings about his early works before he wrote “The Catcher in the Rye.”

Six Criminal Court Convictions Reversed Since August

Since August, Tennessee appeals courts have overturned the convictions of six Shelby County Criminal Court defendants on charges that ranged from murder to bad checks.

Commission Likely to Question Extras in Schools Budget

Shelby County Commissioners have the $14 million list of extras the Shelby County Schools system wants in its budget request for the coming fiscal year.

SMALL BUSINESS

Mobile Merchants Gets Retailers, Chefs Rolling

Barry Lichterman and Blake Lichterman own a small fleet of retail and food trucks, but you won’t see their name on any of the vehicles.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

What I Tell My Team

Ask the hard questions.

Tennessee Trademark Protection: An Affordable Way to Protect A Slogan or Logo

If you use a slogan or a logo that identifies your company to your customers, you should protect your rights to that slogan or logo. If you don’t have the thousands of dollars that a federal trademark registration might require, the Tennessee Trademark Act might provide you with the protection you need at a cost you can afford.

MEMPHIS AREA

Purple Heart Found Among Arkansas' Unclaimed Property

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A Memphis woman has been given her late father's Purple Heart and other medals from his Army service in Vietnam after they sat forgotten in vaults in Arkansas for more than a decade.

STATEWIDE

Tennessee Agrees to Let Couple Give Child Chosen Surname

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The state Department of Health has agreed to let a Brentwood couple give their child the surname of their choice, bringing to an end a contentious legal battle that began last year.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Comcast Abandons Time Warner Cable Bid After Gov't Pushback

NEW YORK (AP) — What killed Comcast's $45 billion bid for Time Warner Cable? Regulators' desire to protect the Internet video industry that is reshaping TV.

Harley Recalls Nearly 46,000 Motorcycles

DETROIT (AP) — Harley-Davidson is recalling nearly 46,000 motorcycles in the U.S. because they could stay in gear due to clutches that won't fully disengage.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Obama Uses Hospital Funds to Push Medicaid Expansion

MIAMI (AP) — The Obama administration is dialing up the pressure on a handful of states that have resisted expanding Medicaid coverage for their low-income residents under the federal health care overhaul.

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