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VOL. 127 | NO. 73 | Friday, April 13, 2012

Cash Says Charlotte Job Offers More Reform Work

Memphis City Schools superintendent Dr. Kriner Cash said he feels like his time in Memphis is growing short even if he doesn’t get the job as superintendent of Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools in North Carolina.

Fresh Approach

MCS nutritionist Geraci turns school meals focus to locally grown foods

The days of mystery meat, syrupy fruit cups and rubbery cheese pizza are a thing of the past at Memphis City Schools Nutrition Services, where, each school day, 20,000 salads are prepared from scratch using fresh, locally grown, mixed field greens.

‘Outside the Fence’ Vital for Aerotropolis

Local leaders pushing the aerotropolis concept and brand realize they have a problem. The concept is so simple that it has been difficult to build momentum in advance of a concrete plan to begin changing the geography of the area outside the fences of Memphis International Airport.

Southland Sells Parcels To Bank For $1 Million

A Downtown property that real estate investor Terry Lynch once planned for residential and retail space was sold back to the lender for slightly less than $1 million.

Reactions to Schools Legislation Changing in Nashville

Tennessee legislators from outside Shelby County got a look at where the Shelby County schools reformation discussion was in January this week on Capitol Hill in Nashville.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
85°F
Partly Cloudy
Wind: 9 mph
Humidity: 51%

EVENTS

Memphis Botanic Garden will hold its Spring’s Best Plant Sale Friday, April 13, through Sunday, April 15, at the garden, 750 Cherry Road. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.

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Weingarten Realty to Sell Two Industrial Properties

Weingarten Realty Investors, a Houston-based owner, manager and developer of shopping centers, is preparing to sell its wholly-owned industrial portfolio – which includes two properties in Memphis – to New York-based DRA Advisors LLC for $382.4 million.

MEMPHIS STANDOUT

Haversack CEO Kept Going Until He Found What Works

Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a six-part series on entrepreneurs in the current round of Seed Hatchery’s “cohort” boot camp.

SPORTS

Conley Becoming Master of the Steal

The NBA’s steals leader this season, Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul, has his opinion.

Loaded Garage Has Grizzlies Revved Up

Just how deep are the Memphis Grizzlies? So deep that Zach Randolph’s second car is a Rolls-Royce.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

What They’re Cooking Isn’t Genuine Gumbo

IT TAKES OKRA. This Sunday, April 15, Mike Warr has asked me to help judge the gumbo cookoff at the City Auto Rajun Cajun Crawfish Festival, the annual mudbug throwdown to benefit Porter-Leath. Mike started this party when he was at the helm of Captain Bilbo’s 23 years ago, initially ordering 600 pounds of crawfish. Now he heads Porter-Leath, and this year some 20,000 people will be picking away at 16,000 pounds of the little critters.

Connect Marketing And Fundraising to Increase Revenue

Generating awareness for your nonprofit is good. Generating awareness that impacts the bottom line is better. When you strategically link your marketing, advertising and fundraising, you leverage their impact. It’s not hard, but it requires thinking ahead and coordinating resources. Why settle for one result – awareness – when you can secure awareness and revenue?

STATE GOVERNMENT

Tenn. Gov's Civil Service Bill Headed to His Desk

NASHVILLE (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam's plan to overhaul state civil service rules headed to him Thursday to become law despite opposition from some lawmakers whose constituents are uncomfortable with parts of the legislation.

REGIONAL

Tupelo Airport Gets 2 Bids for Airline Service

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) – After rejecting two earlier rounds of bidding by smaller airlines hoping to provide commercial service in Tupelo, city and airport officials might have an offer they like.

New Law Targets Only Abortion Clinic in Miss.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Social conservatives believe they've found a way to shut Mississippi's only abortion clinic by making it difficult for doctors to obtain hospital-admitting privileges.

Bryant Gets Bill Allowing Private Pay to MDA Chief

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Private donors could again boost the salary of Mississippi's state economic development director, under a plan that House members sent Wednesday to Gov. Phil Bryant.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Rise in US Exports Brightens Outlook for Economy

WASHINGTON (AP) – The outlook for U.S. economic growth is looking slightly better.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 70 224 13,880
MORTGAGES 105 298 18,124
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 39 3,544
BUILDING PERMITS 0 430 32,733
BANKRUPTCIES 81 211 13,214
BUSINESS LICENSES 23 68 4,773
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 103 307 20,206
MARRIAGE LICENSES 39 72 4,269

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