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VOL. 127 | NO. 132 | Monday, July 9, 2012

Schools Consolidation Foes Meet in Court

When Memphis Federal Court Judge Hardy Mays convenes a status conference Monday, July 9, in the schools consolidation case, attorneys for at least three of the suburban towns and cities trying to form municipal school districts will be there.

Poplar Transformation

Retail moves alter crowded East Memphis landscape

Two big retail deals have recently been inked on the Poplar Avenue corridor, soon filling empty spaces on the city’s busiest street.

Cohen Keeps Focus on Bigger Picture

Democratic U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Memphis, says he works well with Republicans in Congress but that most of the federal funding and help he has secured for the city comes from the Democratic-controlled White House.

City Says Library Photo Cards Should Stand For Election ID

New Memphis library cards that include a photo have become a challenge to the new state law requiring certain state-issued photo identification in order to vote.

Clinton Touts Business Cooperation in Horn Lake

Former President Bill Clinton said political leaders could learn a thing or two about working together from business leaders during the opening of an electric car plant Friday, July 6, in Horn Lake.

Local Weather
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Memphis, TN
74°F
Partly Cloudy
Wind: 3 mph
Humidity: 79%

EVENTS

TnAchieves will hold a reception for prospective mentors for the 2012-2013 school year Monday, July 9, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Leadership Memphis, 365 S. Main St. Current mentors and tnAchieves staff will talk about opportunities to mentor high school seniors planning to attend community college. Visit tnachieves.org or email Kaci Murley at kaci@tnachieves.org.

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First Horizon Likely to Post Negative Q2

The Memphis-based parent company of First Tennessee Bank is likely to break a string of profitable quarters when the company makes its second-quarter earnings presentation in a few weeks.

Wharton: ‘Everything is Coming Together’

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. had to make a decision Monday, July 2: Get up before dawn and catch a flight to Atlanta or stick with a scheduled and extensive bus tour for newspaper editors and others of the three core city neighborhoods he has targeted in a small-business innovation effort.

SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Greene Turbine Works to Harness River’s Energy

Geoff Greene, CEO of Memphis-based Greene Turbine LLC, has dedicated the past 17 years to finding a clean, low-maintenance, economically efficient method of harnessing the power of the mighty Mississippi River to deliver energy into the Tennessee electrical grid.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Are You Ready for Sully Events?

At approximately 3:25 p.m. on Jan. 15, 2009, the pilot and co-pilot in command eased their Airbus A320 upward off runway 4 at New York’s LaGuardia airport and, as aviation enthusiasts sometimes say, “Escaped the surly bonds of earth.”

THE MEMPHIS NEWS

Another Round

Overton Square redevelopment combines area’s heyday with new vibe

The revitalization of Overton Square can perhaps be best summed up with a famous quote often attributed to Mark Twain: “History does not repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”

City Should Keep Square Revival Front and Center

The plan for the revitalization of the Overton Square entertainment district needs to move forward before it changes again or becomes even more complex than it is now.

MEMPHIS AREA

Bill Clinton Visits Child Patients at St. Jude

MEMPHIS (AP) – Former President Bill Clinton says research being done at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis is helping increase the survival rate for children who have cancer.

Univ. of Memphis Raises $15 Million for Athletics

MEMPHIS (AP) – University of Memphis athletic officials say more than $15 million was raised during the 2011-12 fiscal year, including $7 million in donations to the Tiger Scholarship Fund.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Weak Hiring Shows Economy Still Hurting

WASHINGTON (AP) – A third straight month of weak hiring shows the U.S. economy is still struggling three years after the recession officially ended.

TECHNOLOGY

Source: Yahoo, Facebook Have Settled Patent Fight

NEW YORK (AP) – Facebook and Yahoo have agreed to settle a dispute over patents, according to a person familiar with the matter.

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PROPERTY SALES 56 212 11,977
MORTGAGES 68 295 15,645
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 23 80 3,103
BUILDING PERMITS 0 606 28,832
BANKRUPTCIES 81 291 11,598
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