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VOL. 127 | NO. 179 | Thursday, September 13, 2012

Vance Collaborative to Unveil Plan

When the Vance Avenue Collaborative unveils its five-year, six-project plan Thursday, Sept. 13, for revitalizing the area south of FedExForum there will be some differences from what Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s administration has been thinking.

Historically Hip

Cooper-Young Festival celebrates 25 years of fundraising for the district

There will be meandering crowds, hand-made art, funky tunes, political campaigning, locally sourced foods and a fireworks display.

Board Looks to ‘Inconvenient Circumstances’

As Bartlett aldermen approved additional legal expenses Tuesday, Sept. 11, in the Memphis federal court fight over municipal school districts, countywide school board members elected in the Aug. 2 elections and two new board members appointed Monday by the Shelby County Commission took their oaths of office.

Kroger Midtown Buys Space for Expansion

Kroger has acquired the Belvedere Apartments in Midtown as part of a long-term project to reconfigure the grocery store’s antiquated and challenged layout.

Free People to Open in Saddle Creek

Free People, a high-end women’s retailer of apparel and other items, will open at The Shops of Saddle Creek in Germantown on Friday, Sept. 14.

Local Weather
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Humidity: 46%

EVENTS

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America will hold a panel discussion about its “Research in Your Backyard” report on Tennessee clinical trials Thursday, Sept. 13, at 11:30 a.m. at Memphis Bioworks Foundation, 20 Dudley St. Cost is free. Visit phrma.org.

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Jackson Lewis Law Firm Honored for Diversity

Jackson Lewis LLP, one of the country’s largest workplace law firms and which opened a Memphis office four years ago, has achieved a prominent national recognition for its diversity efforts.

MEMPHIS LAW TALK

Weinreich Switches Gears at College of Optometry

An attorney by profession, Christine Weinreich recently switched gears, taking on the role of director of corporate and foundation relations for the Southern College of Optometry, an independent, nonprofit academic institution at 1245 Madison Ave.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

High Credit Scores Not How You Win

Ray’s Take What’s your credit score? I say, “Who cares!“ A great credit score simply means you have successfully borrowed and repaid a lot of money. Which in turn means you are great at loading on debt. That’s not exactly a goal to aspire to.

Did They Really Say That?

Thanks for the cards and letters regarding how much you enjoyed the past few weeks’ return to our roots – our roots being quotations from “The Record,” that large, vague compendium of things people have actually said or written in court proceedings.

REGIONAL

Arkansas Medical Marijuana Backers Defend Measure

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Backers of a medical marijuana proposal in Arkansas say language describing the measure gives voters a fair summary of its effects and want the state's highest court to reject efforts to knock it off the ballot.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

American Airlines Signs Deal to Outsource Some Flying

DALLAS (AP) – American Airlines has agreed to outsource some of its regional flying to SkyWest Inc., part of American's plan to cut costs while it's under bankruptcy protection.

US Poverty Rate 15 Percent; Record Numbers Persist

WASHINGTON (AP) – The ranks of America's poor remain stuck at a record 15 percent, the Census Bureau reported Wednesday.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Expectations High for Fed to Announce Major Action

WASHINGTON (AP) – If the world's investors are right, the Federal Reserve is about to take a bold new step to try to invigorate the U.S. economy.

AP IMPACT: Aggressive Start for Consumer Bureau

WASHINGTON (AP) – The new federal agency charged with enforcing consumer finance laws is emerging as an ambitious sheriff, taking on companies for deceptive fees and marketing and unmoved by protests that its tactics go too far.

TECHNOLOGY

Facebook Friends Get Out the Vote in Large Numbers

WASHINGTON (AP) – Here's something most politicians can "like": Facebook friends played a big role in getting hundreds of thousands of people to vote in 2010, a new scientific study claims.

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PROPERTY SALES 64 296 16,341
MORTGAGES 89 356 21,366
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 6 61 4,251
BUILDING PERMITS 199 701 39,202
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