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VOL. 127 | NO. 215 | Friday, November 2, 2012

State Leaders Address Lamar Congestion

Dr. Mike Golias, an assistant professor at the University of Memphis, has been studying GPS data from trucks in the Memphis and Nashville areas to learn more about routes and the other critical issue the trucking industry faces – how long it takes to get from one place to another.

Downtown Rising

Memphis among the U.S. city centers making comeback

Despite a faltering economy, many of America’s downtowns are in the midst of a revival, according to a September U.S. Census study, and Memphis is no exception.

High Court: Library Cards Valid 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.

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.

Campbell Named Criminal Court Judge

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed Deputy Shelby County District Attorney General John Campbell as Division 6 Shelby County Criminal Court judge.

Juvenile Court Reform Details Emerging

Memphis-Shelby County Juvenile Court Chief Administrative Officer Larry Scroggs describes the court as being “sort of at the end of the beginning” in a review process by the U.S. Justice Department.

MEMPHIS STANDOUT

DiCello Tackles Tough Talk in Business Book

Bridget DiCello is quick to disabuse people of any notion that she’s one of those executive coaches and speakers, the ones who put on razzle-dazzle presentations filled with flash and sizzle.

SPORTS

‘Character on Line’ as Season Draws to Close for Tigers

The University of Memphis football team had lost its third straight game and its seventh in eight tries. But that wasn’t what inspired a team meeting that, by all accounts, was much closer to a lecture from first-year head coach Justin Fuente.

Opening Game Not Necessarily Preview Of Grizz Season

So on the first day of their new NBA season, the Grizzlies picked up where they left off – losing an intense, physical game in Los Angeles on Halloween night to the Clippers. It was a game that, quite honestly, did not look or feel like a regular-season game.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Richie Stories Leave Impression

Calvin called and told me Richie was coming to town. Calvin was calling a meeting.

Research Foundations to Find Best Match

Part three of a three-part series. Most grant-making foundations have a mission and vision. They make grants to nonprofits as a way of bringing their mission and vision to life. Your nonprofit may be just what a foundation is looking for. But how will you know? Foundation research is one answer. Marlene Lynn, professional proposal writer offers her expertise on this topic and related questions.

STATEWIDE

State Expands Hours for Voter Photo Identification Cards

NASHVILLE (AP) – The Department of Safety will open eight driver service centers Saturday to help voters who need photo identification cards before the Tuesday general election.

Data Show Tennessee Graduation Rate Improving

NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee's high school graduation rate is up and assessment tests taken by elementary and middle school students improved last year, according to data released Thursday by the Education Department.

REGIONAL

Arkansas Medical Marijuana Backers Raise $419,000

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Supporters of a ballot measure to legalize medical marijuana in Arkansas are enjoying a fundraising advantage over opponents, but have burned through their cash quickly as next week's election approaches.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Consumers Give US Economy a Lift Before Election

WASHINGTON (AP) – A flurry of reports Thursday showed that U.S. consumers are growing more confident and spending more, boosting a still-weak economy just five days before the presidential election.

Scripps Networks Posts Higher Earnings

KNOXVILLE (AP)Scripps Networks Interactive Inc., the operator of pay-TV networks such as Food Network and HGTV, said Thursday that its third-quarter net income grew 20 percent thanks to higher revenue from both advertising and distributor fees.

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PROPERTY SALES 65 366 17,721
MORTGAGES 70 417 23,068
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 15 91 4,519
BUILDING PERMITS 210 932 42,157
BANKRUPTCIES 62 299 16,691
BUSINESS LICENSES 19 80 5,781
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