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VOL. 127 | NO. 217 | Tuesday, November 6, 2012

City Welcomes New Grizzlies Owner Pera

Before founding the company he runs today, Ubiquiti Networks Inc., 34-year-old Robert Pera worked at Apple Inc., where he was a hardware engineer.

Decision Day

Presidential race highlights county’s most popular election cycle

The last election of 2012 will be one where questions continue to command as much attention if not more than candidates.

Words Few as Grizz Celebrate New Era on Court

Just before tipoff Monday night at FedExForum, NBA Commissioner David Stern stepped to center court with microphone in hand and the spotlight squarely on him.

Commission Votes Down Wage Theft Ordinance

Shelby County Commissioners voted down a wage theft ordinance Monday Nov. 5 on the first of three readings.

Great Outdoors University Hits Milestone, Eyes Expansion

The Tennessee Wildlife Federation’s Great Outdoors University program is fulfilling its goal to connect inner-city children with nature in meaningful, life-changing ways.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
74°F
Cloudy
Wind: 9 mph
Humidity: 71%

EVENTS

Memphis Botanic Garden will host a food truck garden party featuring Memphis Food Truckers Alliance members Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the garden, 750 Cherry Road. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.

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School Board Members Look to Post-Election Direction

Once the winners are certified in the six sets of suburban school board races on Tuesday’s ballot in Shelby County, the first order of business for all of the boards will be selecting superintendents to run the six fledgling school systems.

City Council to Consider Sales Tax Hike Repercussions

As voters go to the polls Tuesday, Memphis City Council members and Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. will be discussing the sales tax increase on the ballot.

Mallory-Neely House Reopening Seen as Boon for Victorian Village

Thanks to a new roof and disability compliance, the Mallory-Neely House will be open to the public Fridays and Saturdays beginning Friday, Nov. 9.

Memphis Chamber to Host New York Times’ Sanger

Next week, the Greater Memphis Chamber is hosting a conversation in Memphis with the chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times.

GOVERNMENT AGENDA

Memphis City Council Agenda

The Memphis City Council will meet Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 3:30 p.m. in the Council chambers in City Hall, 125 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for a full agenda.

REAL ESTATE RECAP

Corporate Avenue Building Sells for $1.2 Million

1721 Corporate AveMemphis, TN 38132

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Beneficial Watch Party

Last week we shared the exciting news that “Memphis Rocks” is now a category at the 14th annual Memphis International Film & Music Festival, taking place April 25-28, 2013. This gives us a catch-all category and platform to share our perspectives on what makes Memphis great and to showcase the amazing work you, your company, nonprofit, or school are doing in the community. This week, with football season in high gear and basketball season tipping off, let us revisit one of the original thoughts that kicked off this “Giving Back” column more than two years ago: the power of hosting a “beneficial watch party.”

STATEWIDE

Tennessee Ranks Third in Men Killing Women, Says Group

NASHVILLE (AP) – A group that tracks violence across the nation says Tennessee is now third in the nation in women killed by men.

REGIONAL

Arkansas Medical Society Opposes Medical Marijuana

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – The Arkansas Medical Society has announced its opposition to a ballot item that would legalize medical use of marijuana in Arkansas.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Limits on Class-Action Lawsuits at Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court appeared divided Monday in two cases in which businesses are trying to make it harder for customers or investors to band together to sue them.

HEALTH CARE

Food and Drug Administration Chief to Testify at Meningitis Hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) – House lawmakers investigating a nationwide outbreak of deadly meningitis are asking the head of the Food and Drug Administration to testify at the first congressional hearing on the issue next week.

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