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VOL. 128 | NO. 117 | Monday, June 17, 2013
EMPHASIS Architects & Engineers

‘Lean and Mean’

Memphis architecture industry emerging from depths of recession

Architectural firms that were thrown into a deep, dark hole following the Great Recession are finally starting to see light again.

Engineers Surviving by Shifting to Market Needs

Engineering firms are still dealing with an up-and-down economy, one that seems to fly high at times and another that slows almost to a halt.

New U of M Engineering Dean Targets Growth

Dr. Richard Sweigard, who took the helm on June 1 as the new dean of the Herff College of Engineering at the University of Memphis, believes strongly in the importance and value of engineering education.

State Pulls Riverfront Trail Funds

The state of Tennessee has withdrawn $316,680 from the city for a riverfront bike and pedestrian system due to inactivity, according to state officials.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
71°F
Partly Cloudy
Wind: 0 mph
Humidity: 53%

EVENTS

The city of Germantown will host The Millionaires as part of its Groovin’ and Chillin’ Concert Series Tuesday, June 18, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Kiwanis pavilion at Municipal Park on Exeter Road. The free concert starts at 7 p.m.; hot dog and hamburger combos will be available for purchase beforehand. Visit germantown-tn.gov.

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Garbage Services Weighs Collection Overhaul

As City Hall roils in a tempestuous budget season, discussions about changing how the city collects garbage for its citizens have been making progress.

Commission to Complete Schools Budget

Shelby County Commissioners should wrap up their action Monday, June 17, on the first budget for the consolidated school system with a final vote on the school system budget.

Bedrock Eats and Sweets Offers Healthy Choices

A new healthy eating outlet has launched in Memphis that aims to provide pre-made, healthy whole-food meals and food mixed with a dose of convenience.

GOVERNMENT AGENDA

June 17 Shelby County Commission Agenda

The Shelby County Commission will meet Monday, June 17, 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

Self-Tucker Focused on Designs to Inspire

Self-Tucker Architects wants to lift the aspirations of the community through great architecture and design.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

The Power of Curiosity and Sociability

Two organizations – the Miami-based One Laptop Per Child Association and the Cambridge, Mass.-based One Laptop Per Child Foundation – are nonprofit entities set up to oversee the creation of affordable educational devices for use in the developing world.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

International Monetary Fund: US Economy ‘Gaining Ground’

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. economy is on sounder footing than it was a year ago but is still being restrained by government spending cuts and tax increases, the International Monetary Fund said Friday.

US Wholesale Prices Rise 0.5 Percent in May

WASHINGTON (AP) – A rise in food and gas costs drove a measure of wholesale prices up sharply in May. But outside those volatile categories, inflation was mild.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Obama to Take Advantage of Advances in Wireless

WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House says President Barack Obama is taking advantage of advances in the wireless industry to help create jobs.

TECHNOLOGY

Microsoft Brings Office to iPhone, but Not Tablets

NEW YORK (AP) – Even as a pared-down version of Microsoft's Office software package arrived on the iPhone, the company is holding out on extending that to the iPad and Android devices as it tries to boost sales of tablet computers running its own Windows system.

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