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VOL. 127 | NO. 249 | Friday, December 21, 2012

Perl Retires From Airport Board

The Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority will begin the next year with an empty chairman’s seat as Arnold Perl retired Thursday, Dec. 20, after 31 years of service, including 16 years as the committee’s chairman.

Cropping Up

Delta BioRenewables reaches milestone in sorghum production

Earlier this month, workers at the Delta BioRenewables plant at Agricenter International loaded a commercial-sized batch of the processed sugar juice from crushed sweet sorghum stalks into a commercial tanker truck.

New Brewery on Tap for Cooper-Young

A new brewery is headed to Cooper-Young. 

Business Leaders Needed for New Mentor Group

Now that LaunchYourCity Inc. and its related programs like Seed Hatchery have gotten firmly off the ground and are wooing entrepreneurs and innovators who have ideas for high-growth startup companies to launch here, supporters now are turning to a new task.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
46°F
Fair
Wind: 0 mph
Humidity: 79%

EVENTS

Be the Match Foundation will hold a bone marrow registry drive Saturday, Dec. 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis St. Catherine Room, 5959 Park Ave. Potential bone marrow donors must be ages 18 to 44. Contact Trip Rossetti at trossetti@me.com or Mary LeSueur at mlesueur@nmdp.org.

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MEMPHIS STANDOUT

Caylor to Lead Home Builders Through Changing Times

Don Caylor has been in the construction business for more than three decades and has been a member of the Memphis Area Home Builders Association for just as long.

SPORTS

W’s More Important Than Style Points for Grizzlies

Call it a slump. Or maybe a funk. Definitely, it was a three-game losing streak – the Grizzlies’ first of the season.

Easy to See Why Fans are Doubting Thomas

His Twitter handle is @AllDayThomas. Yet after the first nine games of this Tigers basketball season, Adonis Thomas is the first to admit his play has not lived up to that reputation.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Christmas Coming Home

CHRISTMAS TIME Every Christmas I tell this story, and in the telling Christmas comes home.

Thank You, Memphis and West Tennessee!

As the year comes to a close we want you to know how much we appreciate you, our readers. We appreciate your work to make this world a better place. Your efforts in neighborhoods, universities, hospitals, schools and in communities across the world are making a difference.

REGIONAL

Storms Improve Outlook for Mississippi River

ST. LOUIS (AP) – A release of water from the Missouri River and recent snow and rain are offering some relief for the Mississippi River.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Unemployment Aid Up by 17,000

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week by 17,000, reversing four weeks of declines. But the number of people seeking aid is consistent with a job market that continues to grow modestly.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Groups: $12 Million Mystery Donation was Crime

WASHINGTON (AP) – Two election watchdog organizations on Thursday urged the Justice Department and Federal Election Commission to investigate more than $12 million in campaign contributions that were mysteriously funneled through two little-known companies in Tennessee to a prominent tea party group. The origin of the money, the largest anonymous political donations in a campaign year filled with them, remains a secret.

HEALTH CARE

Medicare Premiums Could Rise for Many Retirees

WASHINGTON (AP) – They may not agree on much else, but there's a change to Medicare that President Barack Obama and Republicans both support: Expand a little-known law so more retirees that the government considers well-off are required to pay higher monthly premiums.

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