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VOL. 127 | NO. 65 | Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Pinnacle Bankruptcy to Bring Changes

Memphis-based Pinnacle Airlines Corp. will end its Colgan Air subsidiary and stop flying regional flights for US Airways Inc. and United Air Lines Inc. by the end of the year.

‘Soul-ed’ Out

Gala raises money, awareness for MED Foundation

On Saturday, March 31, as more than 800 guests entered The Peabody hotel’s Grand Ballroom for The MED fundraiser “A Soul Celebration,” the lyrics of “Imagine” hummed through the air. Attendees were soon treated to a video outlining the vision for “Tomorrow’s MED” and setting the theme for the evening.

Municipal School District Bill Delayed a Week

The lobbyist for the countywide school board took no position Tuesday, April 3, on state legislation that would lift the statewide moratorium on creation of municipal school districts in January.

City Council To Mark MLK Anniversary

The Memphis City Council will mark the anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with the first city street named in honor of the civil rights leader who was killed in Memphis 44 years ago this week.

ServiceMaster Clean Granted Dust Removal Patent

For 30 years, Tony Loftis had been thinking about how to improve the process for cleaning offices, other commercial spaces and homes.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
44°F
Cloudy
Wind: 0 mph
Humidity: 73%

EVENTS

The Daily News will host its Health Care Reform seminar, part of the 2012 seminar series, Thursday, April 5, at 3:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, 1934 Poplar Ave. The seminar, which will include a keynote by Greg Anderson of Horne LLP and a panel discussion, will look at the impact of health care legislation and what can be expected through 2013. Cost is $25. Visit seminars.memphisdailynews.com for more information or to register.

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The Sanctuary Opens in New Location

Small-business owner Mary Ellen Popyk is hoping the third time’s a charm for The Sanctuary, her whole life wellness center and retail store, which just opened in a new location at 2465 Whitten Road.

AIA Honors Industry’s Local Activity

Despite hard times, there has been a whirlwind of activity in Memphis’ design community over the past year.

GOVERNMENT AGENDA

Memphis City Council Agenda

The Memphis City Council will meet Tuesday, April 3, 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

Cargill Files $1.4M Permit App For Pres. Island Storage Bldg.

2615 Channel Ave., Memphis, TN 38113 -
Cargill Corn Milling North America, which operates a wet mill on Presidents Island, is planning work on a flexi-container storage building there, according to a building permit application filed with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Military Deserves Thanks, Prayers

Last week we discussed The First Tee of Memphis, which is impacting the lives of youth by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. This week, as my younger brother, who is a Marine, heads off to Afghanistan for another seven-month tour, let us offer a prayer of support and a personal “thank you” to everyone who places their life on the line each day to protect our freedoms.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Haslam, Ramsey Wary of Guns in Parking Lots Bill

NASHVILLE (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam and Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey are among the prominent Republicans trying to put the brakes on a bill seeking to guarantee employees the right to store their firearms in vehicles parked at work.

Haslam Measure on Selecting Judges Awaiting Action

NASHVILLE (AP) – When the top three Republicans in the Statehouse coalesced behind a plan to cement Tennessee's current selection process for Supreme Court justices into the state constitution, there seemed to be a smooth path ahead for getting the measure before voters in 2014.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

US Factory Output Rises, But Construction Falls

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. factories stepped up hiring and production in March, the latest evidence that manufacturing is growing at a healthy pace and fueling the recovery.

Groupon Restatement Sparks More Worries

NEW YORK (AP) – Groupon's announcement that its revenue and earnings were lower than what it reported in February is sparking fresh worries about its business model.

Express Scripts' $29.1B Deal for Medco Closes

NEW YORK (AP)Express Scripts Inc. said Monday that it completed its $29.1 billion acquisition of Medco Health Solutions Inc., creating the largest pharmacy benefits manager in the country by far.

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