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VOL. 128 | NO. 36 | Thursday, February 21, 2013

Tax Zone Would Benefit Fairgrounds

The Tourism Development Zone that Memphis officials will seek in Nashville over the next three months would generate tax revenue from Cooper-Young, the Midtown Union Avenue corridor and Overton Square for the redevelopment of the Mid-South Fairgrounds.

Maximizing Madison

Stakeholders look to restore Madison Avenue as Downtown destination

The Downtown strip of Madison Avenue from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law to Fielder Square Apartments in its prime was the city’s financial hub.

Mays Schedules Monday Schools Case Conference

Memphis Federal Court Judge Samuel “Hardy” Mays has called a Monday, Feb. 25, status conference in the Shelby County schools merger case.

Shelby County Election Commission Keeps Holden

For the second time since August, Shelby County Election Commissioners considered a motion by a Democratic election commissioners asking for the resignation of Election Administrator Richard Holden and for the second time voted down the motion in a party- line vote carried by the three-member Republican majority.

Robilio Celebrates 30 Years on the Bench

Shelby County Circuit Court Judge Kay Robilio once told The Daily News the thing she’s most proud of in her professional life is never having an opponent since she’s taken office.

Humes Middle School Future Plans Debated

The Achievement School District wants to move its Gordon Science & Arts Academy out of Gordon Elementary School next school year and into Humes Middle School.

Time in D.C. Helped Shape Kelsey’s Political Philosophy

State Sen. Brian Kelsey, R-Memphis, came to politics young, specifically as a second-year law student.

MEMPHIS LAW TALK

Ryder Up to Challenge as Counsel for RNC

John Ryder of Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh PLLC was recently appointed general counsel of the Republican National Committee.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Do You Need Life Insurance?

Ray’s Take For most people, life insurance decisions depend on two things: 1) whether anyone depends on your income to support their standard of living, and 2) whether you have enough other assets that could provide what is needed.

Avast!

If it looks like a boat and floats, it might not be a boat. So held the Supreme Court in mid-January. Fane Lozman was the owner of a house-like plywood structure with French doors on three sides. It consisted of a sitting room, bedroom, closet, bathroom, kitchen, stairway, and some office space upstairs. An “empty bilge space” below its main floor kept it afloat.

How Much is Too Much?

Show of hands – how many of us have those friends on Facebook that are over-sharers? Whether they are talking about that last taco they regret eating, their string of continuous bad dates, that very last beer they indulged in or other information that maybe we don’t really know them well enough to absorb, I think we all have those people in our news feed.

MEMPHIS AREA

Nashville, Memphis Asked to Explore 2024 Olympic Bids

If Knoxville can have a World's Fair, can Memphis or Nashville have an Olympics?

STATE GOVERNMENT

Concussion Policy Bill to be Heard in Senate

NASHVILLE (AP) – As the nation continues to debate increasing safety in contact sports, Tennessee lawmakers are looking at legislation that would require schools and other organizations conducting youth athletic programs to adopt concussion policies.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

New York Times to Sell Boston Globe

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Times Co. says it is selling The Boston Globe and its related assets, in order to focus on its namesake newspaper.

Office Depot Agrees to Buy OfficeMax in Stock Deal

NEW YORK (AP) – Office Depot and OfficeMax are being collated.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

White House Announces Anti-Theft Trade Strategy

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration announced a broad new effort Wednesday to fight the growing theft of American trade secrets following fresh evidence linking cyberstealing to China's military.

REAL ESTATE

US Housing Starts Dip but Remain at Solid Pace

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. homebuilders began work at a slower pace in January than in December. But all of the drop occurred in the volatile area of apartment construction, which sank 24 percent. By contrast, the rate of single-family homebuilding rose 0.8 percent.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 41 41 17,762
MORTGAGES 70 70 23,138
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 4,519
BUILDING PERMITS 0 0 42,157
BANKRUPTCIES 49 49 16,740
BUSINESS LICENSES 14 14 5,795
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 113 113 25,287
MARRIAGE LICENSES 18 18 5,399

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