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VOL. 127 | NO. 189 | Thursday, September 27, 2012

Red Deluxe Subleases Sullivan Space

Two well-known Memphis advertising agencies have inked a unique Downtown office deal.

Clothing for a Cause

Agape North T-shirt company shifts charitable focus toward Memphis

Joe Williams believes that consumers want to help others, even if it means giving the shirts off their backs.

Local Attorneys Celebrate Pro Bono Month

The Memphis legal community will continue a tradition next month that began a few years ago, in which the pro bono efforts of legal professionals are celebrated, encouraged and promoted for the entire month of October.

Police Union Slams Wharton in Armstrong Dispute

A fatal police shooting Monday evening in Wooddale is turning into a question about whether Toney Armstrong will remain as Memphis Police Director.

Kriner Cash Not Picked for Florida School District

The Duval County Schools board began looking for a new superintendent in May. And when the seven-member board made its decision Tuesday, Sept. 25, in Jacksonville, Fla., Memphis City Schools superintendent Kriner Cash was not chosen.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
59°F
Partly Cloudy
Wind: 6 mph
Humidity: 60%

EVENTS

Leadership Memphis is accepting applications for its 2013 Grassroots Leadership Program through Saturday, Sept. 29. The program, which teaches leadership skills and techniques to implement community change, includes 11 sessions between October and March. Visit leadershipmemphis.org.

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Drug Kingpin Petties Moved to New York

Memphis drug kingpin Craig Petties has been moved from the federal prison in Atlanta to the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York City.

MEMPHIS LAW TALK

Path Brings McKinnon Back to Initial Choice

Andrea McKinnon’s fervor for the law was cultivated in middle school social studies classes.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Discover How Different Paying in Cash Feels

Ray’s Take Credit cards make shopping so easy. A simple swipe, one signature and you’re done. Then 30 days later the bill comes due and you wonder how you managed to spend all that money.

I Have Found …

I don’t lose sleep when the college team I pull for doesn’t win. When people ask how the diet’s going, they want a short answer.

It’s All Tied Up

The markets today must reconcile two primary opposing factors. On the one hand, global economic statistics and earnings pre-announcements describe a listless global economy – not recessionary per se – but not healthy enough to really drive revenues and confidence. On the other hand, the globe’s major central banks have all committed to indefinite and unlimited monetary stimulus.

STATEWIDE

Gaylord Shareholders Vote to Reorganize as Investment Trust

NASHVILLE (AP) – Gaylord Entertainment Company shareholders have approved a plan to reorganize as a real estate investment trust and turn over management of its four resort properties to Marriot International Inc.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

2 Largest Parking Companies in Proposed Merger

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Justice Department is requiring the two largest parking management companies in the U.S. to sell 107 of their garages and lots in the central business districts of 28 cities in order to proceed with a merger.

REAL ESTATE

New US Home Sales Edged Down 0.3 Percent in August

WASHINGTON (AP) – Sales of new homes in the United States dipped slightly in August from July but the median price of homes sold during the month rose by a record amount.

HEALTH CARE

AP-GfK Poll: Most See Health Law Being Implemented

WASHINGTON (AP) – It still divides us, but most Americans think President Barack Obama's health care law is here to stay.

TECHNOLOGY

Timberlake Tries to Bring MySpace Back

NEW YORK (AP) – MySpace, the once-mighty social network-turned entertainment site, is trying to stage yet another comeback with the help of Justin Timberlake.

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