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VOL. 128 | NO. 214 | Friday, November 1, 2013

Sebelius Brings Health Care Talk to Town

Forty-eight hours after a congressional committee grilled her over problems related to the new health insurance website, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was in Memphis, flanked by defenders.

Council Rules

Ad hoc committee explores City Council procedures

Three Memphis City Council members continue to look at the council’s rules of procedure and how those rules are enforced as the council prepares for the annual election of a new chairman for the new year.

Apartment, Retail Markets Holding Steady

The Memphis area multifamily and retail markets continue to chug along, with the newer, more upscale products in each sector propping up both overall markets.

Nineteenth Century Club Case Bond Posted

Plaintiffs in the Chancery Court Case seeking to stop planned demolition of the Union Avenue mansion that had been home to the Nineteenth Century Club posted an additional $50,000 bond Thursday, Oct. 31, as they appeal a Chancery Court decision.

French Quarter Deal Collapses

A Texas-based group had inked a deal to purchase the long-vacant French Quarter Suites Hotel near Overton Square, but the proposed sale fell through the cracks.

Lunch Offers Networking for Entrepreneurs

Difficult journeys are best undertaken with map in hand – or, barring that, some wisdom from an experienced traveler who has already made the same journey.

Nashville Court Rules Tomasik Goes on Memphis Ballot As Libertarian

A Nashville Federal Judge ordered Thursday, Oct. 31, that Jim Tomasik be listed in the special general election for Tennessee House District 91 under a Libertarian Party heading.

Early Voting Opens in Sales Tax Referendum

Early voting opens Friday, Nov. 1, in the citywide referendum on a half percent sales tax hike and the Tennessee House District 91 general election.

Covington Biomass Gasification Plant Online

Covington, Tenn., Mayor David Gordon describes himself as a “confirmed nerd” who enjoys reading scientific papers.

Workshop Will Outline Growth Principles for Business

It’s a natural impulse for a business owner to want to grow the business. That desire, in fact, is practically a requirement for an entrepreneur who wants his company to stick around tomorrow and who wants to do more than tread water today.

SPORTS

Fuente Keenly Aware of Job’s Ups, Downs

It was a postmortem that sounded like a lot of other postmortems from Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.

College Football Notebook: November 1, 2013

A few thoughts from the Tigers’ 34-21 loss to Cincinnati on Wednesday, Oct. 30, in a game televised by ESPN2:

One Game Way Too Soon to Panic

Outright panic or complete denial? That seems to be the choice.

MEMPHIS STANDOUT

Chandler Takes Center Stage as GPAC Executive Director

For Paul Chandler, all of Memphis is a stage. The executive director of the Germantown Performing Arts Center has made a career of bringing talent to the city and helping to showcase the homegrown sort, as well.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Boy Oh Boy

SONS AND FATHERS. AND BOYS. His sister never went to the emergency room.

STATEWIDE

New in Rural Tennessee: Discovery Park of America

UNION CITY, Tenn. (AP) – The gleaming white building with curved exteriors and a spaceship-like tower emerges from the flat landscape of West Tennessee like something out of science fiction, but it's not a villain's lair or superhero's headquarters.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Children’s Services No Longer Removing Children Without Hearing

NASHVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee Department of Children's Services says case workers can no longer remove children from homes without a hearing in court.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

FAA OKs Air Passengers Using Gadgets on Planes

WASHINGTON (AP) – Airline passengers will be able to use their electronic devices gate-to-gate to read, work, play games, watch movies and listen to music – but not talk on their cellphones – under much-anticipated guidelines issued Thursday by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Appeals Court Upholds Dismissal of 'Soul Man' Suit

Sam Moore may be "The Legendary Soul Man," but a federal appeals court says he doesn't have sole use of the title.

Air Traffic Control Modernization Hits Turbulence

WASHINGTON (AP) – Ten years after Congress gave the go-ahead to modernize the nation's air traffic control system, one of the government's most ambitious and complex technology programs is in trouble.

Workshop Will Outline Growth Principles for Business

It’s a natural impulse for a business owner to want to grow the business. That desire, in fact, is practically a requirement for an entrepreneur who wants his company to stick around tomorrow and who wants to do more than tread water today.

Workshop Will Outline Growth Principles for Business

It’s a natural impulse for a business owner to want to grow the business. That desire, in fact, is practically a requirement for an entrepreneur who wants his company to stick around tomorrow and who wants to do more than tread water today.

Nineteenth Century Club Case Bond Posted

Plaintiffs in the Chancery Court Case seeking to stop planned demolition of the Union Avenue mansion that had been home to the Nineteenth Century Club posted an additional $50,000 bond Thursday, Oct. 31, as they appeal a Chancery Court decision.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 32 344 10,222
MORTGAGES 52 452 13,327
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 30 106 2,644
BUILDING PERMITS 0 783 24,307
BANKRUPTCIES 60 359 9,892
BUSINESS LICENSES 23 133 3,736
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 76 595 14,558
MARRIAGE LICENSES 23 104 3,167

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