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VOL. 128 | NO. 44 | Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Sales Tax Hike Headed to Ballot

Memphis City Council members take final votes Tuesday, March 5, on a half-percent city sales tax hike referendum and the use of the estimated $47 million in revenue the tax hike will produce.

Making an Impression

Loeb incorporates art projects into Overton Square redevelopment

The firm redeveloping Overton Square considers its task at hand to be playing to its Midtown audience – not only in building construction, but also in incorporating art.

Local Ad Execs to Present at SXSW Festival

A pair of admen from Memphis will be in Austin, Texas, presenting at the South by Southwest Interactive Festival that starts later this week.

Ritz, McDonald Clash on Suburban Schools Talks

The Shelby County Commission and the county’s suburban mayors agree in writing and in a court proceeding on something related to schools.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
54°F
Partly Cloudy
Wind: 0 mph
Humidity: 86%

EVENTS

The Memphis Lawyers’ Chapter of the Federalist Society will meet Tuesday, March 5, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Madison Hotel, 79 Madison Ave. Alan Gura of Gura & Possessky PLLC will present “The Right to Bear Arms for Self-Defense Outside the Home.” Cost is $30 for members and $35 for guests. R.S.V.P. to Greg Grisham at gregory.grisham@jacksonlewis.com or 462-2616.

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REAL ESTATE RECAP

California Company Buys Former Quebecor Facility

828 E. Holmes Road Memphis, TN 38116

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Dorothy Day House Provides Families Hope

Last week we discussed BRIDGES, which is an organization working to unite and inspire diverse young people to become confident and courageous leaders committed to community transformation. This week, let us highlight an organization focused on keeping homeless families together by providing free, temporary housing and the means to re-establish their independence: the Dorothy Day House of Hospitality (DDHH).

Just Passing Through?

When it comes to an annual property tax and operating expense pass-through, it may really cost you to let an invoice for this simply slide through to your accounts payable department without a second glance.

Urbanization Equals Global Opportunities

The worldwide adoption of competition and capitalistic principles has unlocked tremendous prosperity growth. At the core of this prosperity movement are the unique advantages created by urbanizing the world’s population. Urban populations are more productive, more innovative and more efficient than their rural peers.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Bill to Require Proof of Immunization

NASHVILLE – Legislation that would require incoming students at public higher education institutions to show proof of immunization against meningitis is expected to be on the Senate floor Monday.

REGIONAL

Family: Slain Mayoral Candidate Beaten, Burned

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The body of a slain Mississippi mayoral candidate was beaten and burned, a family member said Monday.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Delta Hoping for Elusive First-Quarter Airline Profit

Delta Air Lines said it might make money in the first quarter, and that its new refinery near Philadelphia will finally be running at full capacity this week after long delays due to bad weather.

New Technologies Help Travelers Lower Hotel Prices

NEW YORK (AP) – When Amy Eisen originally booked a weeklong vacation to celebrate her 30th anniversary, she was looking at a $3,749 hotel bill.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Government: Budget Cuts Already Causing Airport Delays

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. airports, including Los Angeles International and O'Hare International in Chicago, are already experiencing delays in customs waiting lines as a result of automatic federal spending cuts, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Monday.

Obama Nominates Wal-Mart's Burwell as Budget Chief

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama on Monday nominated Wal-Mart's Sylvia Mathews Burwell as his next budget chief, thrusting her into the center of Washington's heated partisan budget battles.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 57 307 5,073
MORTGAGES 101 483 6,709
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 22 77 1,556
BUILDING PERMITS 0 720 11,979
BANKRUPTCIES 84 341 5,300
BUSINESS LICENSES 36 125 2,061
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 152 594 7,058
MARRIAGE LICENSES 36 117 1,458

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