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VOL. 127 | NO. 232 | Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Mays Voids Move to Municipal School Districts

Memphis Federal Court Judge Samuel “Hardy” Mays ruled Tuesday, Nov. 27, that the six suburban towns and cities in Shelby County must stop their movement toward suburban school districts.

Christmas Spirit

WRVR Toy Truck benefiting Porter-Leath provides gifts to at-risk children

Through Friday, Nov. 30, Memphians will be dropping off toys and cash donations at Bud Davis Cadillac in East Memphis for a special purpose.

Garage Demolition First Step for Downtown Project

The Downtown parking garage attached to the 147 Jefferson Ave. building is being demolished, the first of many steps the property owner is taking to redevelop its adjacent 12-story masonry office building for a proposed mixed-use facility.

Opponents of School Closings Raise Concerns

The first of three of the most politically challenging decisions the countywide school board has to make about the consolidation of public schools probably won’t happen this week.

Local Organizations Help Homeless Community

Baptist Operation Outreach and Soles4Souls offered assistance to those less fortunate, providing health care services, food and clothing to the homeless, at annual events held during the Thanksgiving holiday.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
45°F
Mostly Cloudy
Wind: 3 mph
Humidity: 82%

EVENTS

Talk Shoppe and the Small Business Chamber will present “The Mastermind Principle: Based on the Book ‘Think & Grow Rich’ by Napoleon Hill” Wednesday, Nov. 28, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau, 3693 Tyndale Ave. Cost is free. Visit smallbusinesschamber.com or talkshoppe.biz.

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Firm Selected to Market Mall of Memphis Site

The local office of Jones Lang LaSalle has been selected to market the former Mall of Memphis property for industrial tenants.

Election Certified Amid Continued Complaints

Shelby County Election Commissioners certified the results Monday, Nov. 26, of the Nov. 6 election.

MEMPHIS NEWSMAKERS

Endocrinologist Detti Joins UT Medical Group

Reproductive endocrinologist Dr. Laura Detti has joined the Germantown office of UT Medical Group Inc., where she specializes in male and female infertility. Detti provides genetic diagnosis and counseling; management of conditions such as polycystic ovarian syndrome, recurrent miscarriages and premature menopause; and pre- and post-cancer care for fertility issues.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

The Evolution of Black Thursday

If some of the big retailers had it their way, Thanksgiving would evolve from a day of thanks with one’s family to a full-day shopping extravaganza. And based on consumer response this year and last, that’s just where we’re headed.

Use Your Senses When Innovating

If you’ve read some of our columns, you know that we use one method of idea and value generation called Design Thinking often. See the May 30 edition of The Daily News (Try ‘Design Thinking’ for Innovation) to read a primer on the method.

STATEWIDE

29 Tennessee Courthouses Receive Bomb Threats

MEMPHIS (AP) – Authorities say the number of Tennessee courthouses involved in a rash of false bomb threats has risen to 29.

REGIONAL

Senators Ask Obama to Protect Mississippi River

ST. LOUIS (AP) – A group of U.S. senators is asking President Barack Obama for an emergency declaration in an effort to keep barges moving on the drought-stricken Mississippi River.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

ConAgra Gobbles Up Store Brands With Ralcorp Deal

NEW YORK (AP) – ConAgra Foods is set to become the nation's biggest maker of store brand foods, with its $5 billion purchase of Ralcorp expanding its stake in the fast-growing market for cereals, crackers and other packaged foods sold under private labels.

US Consumer Confidence at Highest Since 2008

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. consumer confidence rose this month to its highest level in almost five years, helped by a better outlook for hiring over the next six months.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Obama to Appeal to Public on Fiscal Cliff

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama plans to make a public case this week for his strategy for dealing with the looming fiscal cliff, traveling to the Philadelphia suburbs Friday as he pressures Republicans to allow tax increases on the wealthy while extending tax cuts for families earning $250,000 or less.

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PROPERTY SALES 69 311 15,028
MORTGAGES 83 338 19,668
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 43 3,838
BUILDING PERMITS 0 512 35,842
BANKRUPTCIES 61 243 14,277
BUSINESS LICENSES 16 120 5,111
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