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VOL. 128 | NO. 161 | Monday, August 19, 2013

Armstrong Orders New School Board Election

For a second time, results in the August 2012 elections have been successfully contested in court.

EMPHASIS Commercial Real Estate

Industrial Revolution

Memphis brokers clamor for city to match DeSoto’s speculative success

It’s a striking figure for some commercial real estate experts.

Slight Second-Quarter Uptick Bolsters Commercial Real Estate

Despite posting lower numbers in some sectors for the second quarter, due primarily to the departures of Pinnacle Airlines and Technicolor, the local commercial real estate market is faring well in 2013.

Sharp Wears Many Hats at CBRE Memphis

CB Richard Ellis Memphis’ Mary Sharp never has a dull day as the chief operating officer and head of the company’s Asset Services division.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
78°F
Partly Cloudy
Wind: 0 mph
Humidity: 54%

EVENTS

Playhouse on the Square will present a Great Wine Performances wine tasting and theater contest Tuesday, Aug. 20, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Playhouse, 66 S. Cooper St. Characters from “Les Miserables” will serve 10 French wines and tests attendees’ knowledge of the musical for prizes. Cost is $50 in advance or $65 at the door. Visit playhouseonthesquare.org.

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GTx Says Muscle Drug Misses Late-Stage Study Goals

Shares of GTx Inc. plunged Monday after the drug developer said its potential treatment for muscle wasting in lung cancer patients fell short of some main goals in late-stage clinical testing.

Commission Weighs Fire and Ambulance District Legislation

Shelby County Commissioners may go to Nashville with the new year, seeking state legislation to create a utility board and district for fire and ambulance service in unincorporated Shelby County, Lakeland, Arlington and Millington.

Hieroglyph Hitting Stride at One-Year Mark

A few months ago, the Levitt Shell, which recently unveiled its fall season lineup, got an updated website and brand.

Mays Ponders What Remains in Suburban Schools Federal Suit

All sides in the still-pending federal lawsuit over the reformation of public education in Shelby County have through Friday, Aug. 23, to take stock of what is left to decide in the lawsuit.

Buckeye Shareholders Approve Merger

Stockholders of Buckeye Technologies Inc. have approved the Memphis-based company’s merger with Georgia-Pacific LLC.

Northside School for Detained Juveniles Opens

The charter school that opened for class Thursday, Aug. 15, in North Memphis is unique for several reasons.

GOVERNMENT AGENDA

Aug. 19 Shelby County Commission Agenda

The Shelby County Commission will meet Monday, Aug. 19, at 1:30 p.m. in the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for an agenda.

SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Colliers Continues Role as Major Commercial Real Estate Player

Wilkinson & Snowden Inc. helped lead the industrial warehouse revolution in Memphis at a prescient time.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Creating a Positive Mental Attitude

Very few people will probably disagree with the idea that developing and maintaining a positive mental attitude is helpful in sports, business and life in general.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Judge Won't Fast-Track Icahn Claim Against Dell

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) – A Delaware judge has refused to fast-track a trial on billionaire investor Carl Icahn's claims that Dell Inc. directors have breached their fiduciary duties in scheduling a vote on founder and CEO Michael Dell's bid to take the embattled computer maker private.

Power Companies Dangle Free Nights and Weekends

NEW YORK (AP) – Electric bills have long been take-it-or-leave-it affairs: Pay one rate for all the power you used the month before, no matter when you used it.

REAL ESTATE

US Builders Broke Ground on More Homes in July

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. developers broke ground on homes at a faster pace in July. But the rise was all due to apartment construction, which is typically volatile. By contrast, builders began work on fewer single-family homes – the bulk of the market – and sought fewer permits to build them.

HEALTH CARE

Obesity Very High in 13 States; Many in the South

ATLANTA (AP) – Adult obesity still isn't budging, the latest government survey shows.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 110 154 13,810
MORTGAGES 135 193 18,019
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 28 3,533
BUILDING PERMITS 222 222 32,525
BANKRUPTCIES 52 130 13,133
BUSINESS LICENSES 20 45 4,750
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 83 204 20,104
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 33 4,230

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