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VOL. 128 | NO. 48 | Monday, March 11, 2013

Masson Talks Plan for Merger Work

The special master in the schools merger federal court case says his first order of business is to look at the paperwork and other documents of the case and what has been done so far in the merger.

Bearing Down

Full-service branding agency Loaded for Bear joins local landscape

The old adage “loaded for bear” is fitting for a new full-service branding agency that’s emerged on the Memphis advertising landscape.

Local GOP Chairman Seeks New Term

The chairman of the Shelby County Republican Party will seek another term at the March 24 party convention.

SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Southern Growth Studio Helps Companies Think Differently

Memphis-based Southern Growth Studio is getting ready to bring some of the spirit of innovation, sunny optimism and can-do attitude to Memphis that its principals found on a recent trip to Las Vegas.

Local Weather
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Memphis, TN
75°F
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Wind: 5 mph
Humidity: 89%

EVENTS

The Memphis Chapter International Association of Administrative Professionals will meet Monday, March 11, at 6 p.m. at Memphis Marriott East, 5795 Poplar Ave. IAAP past president Jane Bratton, executive assistant at Smith & Nephew, will present “The Multi-Manager Admin: Tips for Working for Multiple Executives.” Cost is $22. R.S.V.P. to sharon.gardner@asentinel.com or 752-6213.

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LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Toast, Cats and Motivation

Most people have no problem accepting that it’s possible to receive wireless signals with their computers. However, the fact that similar wireless-like communication occurs between human beings often seems mysterious to the same people. Interestingly, it is a proven fact that humans communicate with each other wirelessly all the time.

Profit From Employee Ideas

Offering employees a say in the decisions that affect them is one of the best tools for engaging their hearts, minds and souls so they are motivated to give their all – and to make better choices as a company.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Renewed Bid Would Dilute Tennessee Open Meetings Law

NASHVILLE (AP) – A renewed push is under way to get Tennessee lawmakers to allow local official to hold more closed-door meetings.

14 Proposals Submitted for Judicial Redistricting

NASHVILLE (AP) – Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey has received 14 proposals for how to redraw Tennessee's judicial districts.

REGIONAL

Arkansas House Rejects Legalizing Ticket Scalping

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – The Arkansas House has rejected a proposal to legalize the scalping of concert tickets in the state.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

New TSA Policy on Knives, Bats Sparks Backlash

WASHINGTON (AP) – Flight attendants, pilots, federal air marshals and even insurance companies are part of a growing backlash to the Transportation Security Administration's new policy allowing passengers to carry small knives and sports equipment like souvenir baseball bats and golf clubs onto planes.

Federal Workers Brace for Furloughs

WASHINGTON (AP) – First there was a two-year pay freeze. Now furloughs loom, as federal agencies make personnel costs a prime target for across-the-board budget cuts that went into effect March 1. The result: anxiety and low morale in a workforce often envied for its job security.

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