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VOL. 127 | NO. 214 | Thursday, November 1, 2012

Supreme Court Orders Photo Library Cards Accepted At Polls

Photo library cards issued by the city of Memphis are valid identification for voting and must be accepted by the Shelby County Election Commission.

Voices of the Past

City broadens recognition of historical events with markers and monuments

A new crop of historical markers and monuments is sprouting across the city in a move by several groups to broaden the span of the city’s recognized history.

Lender Buys MIAC for $14.3M

Memphis International Airport Center sold back to the lender for $14.3 million Wednesday, Oct. 31, on the Shelby County Courthouse steps following a foreclosure.

Merger, Superintendent Process Set

Countywide school board members will begin what several described as the “dirty work” of the schools merger at a special meeting Nov. 15.

Judge’s Ruling Moves Beale’s Future Forward

For at least a year, a box containing copies of a report on the future of Beale Street has been in storage awaiting a settlement of the two levels of court disputes for control of the entertainment district.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
78°F
Fair
Wind: 6 mph
Humidity: 81%

EVENTS

The Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division board will meet Thursday, Nov. 1, at 1:30 p.m. at the MLGW administration building, 220 S. Main St. Visit mlgw.com for an agenda.

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Bar Foundation Keeps Steering Money to Causes

Since 2010, the Memphis Bar Foundation has provided $124,000 in grants to two dozen Memphis-area local causes.

International Paper Confirms Site Search For Headquarters Expansion

Memphis-based International Paper Co. is looking to expand its headquarters but isn’t saying much about the process beyond that.

MEMPHIS LAW TALK

Seely Sees Career at Memphis Area Legal Services as ‘Mission Work’

October was National Pro Bono Month in the legal profession, a time when attorneys are urged to use their knowledge for the greater good and help those in need.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Splitting Bills Without Splitting Hairs

Ray’s Take If anyone in your household has a problem with how bill paying is divided, it’s a problem for everyone. Resentments that build up over finances have a way of poisoning other aspects of a relationship. If you’re both willing to compromise and aware of your emotional responses to money, you should be able to work it out.

Beyond my Bandwidth

Fresh off writing about Boren’s “When in Doubt, Mumble,” I see Joe Queenan’s article, “Office jargon – where meaning goes to die,” in The Rotarian magazine. J.Q. comes down hard on “360 approaches,” “emotional quotients” and doing things “24/7.” He’s not much easier on “win-win situations,” “sooner rather than later” and “in the final analysis.”

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Airports and Stock Exchange Reopen After Superstorm Sandy

NEW YORK (AP) – Two major airports reopened and the New York Stock Exchange got back to business Wednesday, while across the river in New Jersey, National Guardsmen rushed to feed and rescue flood victims two days after Superstorm Sandy struck.

CBRE Shares Fall on Weak Third-Quarter Earnings

CBRE Group Inc.'s shares fell Wednesday following a disappointing third-quarter earnings report from the real estate services company.

Gas Prices Fall as Northeast Travel Restricted

Gasoline prices fell Wednesday as travel in the storm-battered Northeast remained restricted by felled trees, power outages and flood damage.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Treasury Says Debt Limit Will be Hit by Late 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. Treasury officials said Wednesday that they still expect the government will hit the current debt borrowing limit at the end of this year. But they said they can employ "extraordinary" measures that have been used in the past to keep the government functioning until sometime early next year.

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