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VOL. 128 | NO. 88 | Monday, May 6, 2013

Alexander Denounces Device Tax

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said he’d push to repeal a tax that levies an extra 2.3 percent on the sales of medical devices, saying the tax makes it harder for medical device makers to hire new employees.

Barbecue Bible

Memphis institution Corky’s publishes cookbook

For 29 years, Corky’s Ribs & Bar-B-Q has been serving up pulled pork and ribs with a side of beans, slaw and innovation.

Couple Moves to Memphis to Launch Startup

Pam and Tom Cooper are the co-founders of Boosterville, a Memphis-based startup with an app that helps school fundraisers raise money by connecting them with local businesses.

Commission Receives Schools Financials

Shelby County Commissioners formally get the financials of Shelby County’s two public school systems Monday, May 6, in an action that is not expected to generate much debate.

Saint Francis Memphis Earns Tenet Circle of Excellence

Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis said it has received Tenet’s 2013 Circle of Excellence Award.

Local Weather
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Memphis, TN
69°F
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Wind: 0 mph
Humidity: 61%

EVENTS

Memphis Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, May 7, at noon at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Jeremy Park, director of the Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club, will discuss corporate philanthropy and community building. Cost is $18. R.S.V.P. to Taylor Hughes at taylor@memphisrotary.org.

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GOVERNMENT AGENDA

May 6 Shelby County Commission Agenda

The Shelby County Commission will meet Monday, May 6, 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

Earles’ Company Helps Homeowners ‘From A to Z’

Working as a Realtor for the first 19 years of her career, Paige Earles learned the value of home staging.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Go Ahead, Make Someone’s Day

Many years ago when I began my career with a national CPA firm I was quickly bombarded with information related to numerous firm policies and procedures. I was told about everything including when to show up for work and which color pencil to use. I’m not kidding about the pencil choosing policy.

REGIONAL

Mississippi Revenue Collections Down in April

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi tax collections were $46 million, or 8.2 percent, below the estimate for the month of April.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Employers Add 165,000 Jobs in April

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. economy showed last month why it remains the envy of industrialized nations: In the face of tax increases and federal spending cuts, employers added a solid 165,000 jobs in April – and far more in February and March than anyone thought.

That's the Spirit: Booze From Local Crops Booming

GARDINER, N.Y. (AP) – With all the orchards and corn fields that dot the Hudson Valley landscape, Tuthilltown Spirits doesn't have to look far for the grains and apples to make their whiskey, vodka and gin.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Hill Aides: White House Recalculates Spending Cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House budget office is recalculating how to apply automatic spending cuts for a handful of agencies, freeing up almost $4 billion for the Pentagon and another $1 billion or so for Homeland Security Department and NASA.

HEALTH CARE

APNewsbreak: States Fear Loss of Health Care Aid

WASHINGTON (AP) – Thousands of people with serious medical problems are in danger of losing coverage under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul because of cost overruns, state officials say.

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PROPERTY SALES 79 146 10,368
MORTGAGES 95 202 13,529
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 19 43 2,687
BUILDING PERMITS 0 393 24,700
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