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VOL. 128 | NO. 191 | Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Council to Vote on Solid Waste Fee

Memphis City Council members are scheduled to take a final vote Tuesday, Oct. 1, on raising the city’s monthly solid waste fee to $25.05.

Eighth Serving

Huey’s prepares to open Germantown restaurant

Huey’s isn’t finished growing in Memphis.

Nineteenth Century Club Remains in Limbo

The deal to prevent the demolition of the Nineteenth Century Club building in Midtown is still tentative. But it has more time from Chancellor Walter Evans for the prospective new owners to put up $40,000 in earnest money.

Shelby Farms Road Reflects New Realities

Eight years ago, environmental groups reached a consensus that a single north-south road through Shelby Farms Park was unavoidable and should be pushed as far west in the park as possible.

Good Feelings Abound as Grizz Open Camp

The immediate past features a franchise-best 56-win season, a first-ever trip to the Western Conference Finals and a declaration from ESPN The Magazine that the Memphis Grizzlies are the No. 1 pro sports franchise in North America.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
87°F
Partly Cloudy
Wind: 3 mph
Humidity: 53%

EVENTS

Memphis/Shelby County Domestic and Sexual Violence Council will host the Shine the Light: Stand Up to Domestic Violence community rally Tuesday, Oct. 1, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Levitt Shell, 1930 Poplar Ave. in Overton Park. The event will include music, speakers, a showcase of local organizations and more. Cost is free. Visit shinethelighttn.wordpress.com.

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New Model Brings Ford Back to Funeral Business

Memphis political icon Harold Ford Sr. is changing careers again. In this case, it is a return to the Ford family business for the 11-term U.S. representative, who has been a Washington consultant and lobbyist since he opted not to seek re-election in 1996.

Education Leaders Frame Reforms in Faith Response

The leader of the Memphis Teacher Residency program and the superintendents of Shelby County Schools and the Achievement School District told several hundred people at Second Presbyterian Church this weekend that Memphis’ public education reformation needs less “negativity” and more citizen involvement.

Democrats ‘Roast’ Herenton, Look Ahead to 2014

Divisions within the local Democratic party took a backseat over the weekend as the Shelby County Democratic Party held the first of two large fundraisers for the 2014 election year.

GOVERNMENT AGENDA

Oct. 1 Memphis City Council agenda

The Memphis City Council will meet Tuesday, Oct. 1, at 3:30 p.m. in the Council chambers in City Hall, 125 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for an agenda.

REAL ESTATE RECAP

New Jersey Firm Buys Pendleton Place Apartments

1780 Pendleton St., Memphis, TN 38114, Sale Amount: $3.1 million -
An affiliate of Teaneck, N.J.-based The Aspen Cos. has paid $3.1 million for the Pendleton Place Apartments at 1780 Pendleton St. in the Defense Depot area.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

African-American Philanthropy and Museums, Part 3

Part three of a three-part series The African-American and African Diaspora museums and cultural institutions that have emerged across the United States are a testimony to perseverance. At the same time they, like many other cultural institutions, face many challenges. Nonprofit CEO, capacity building consultant, master strategist and cultural arts worker Grace C. Stanislaus recently shared her perspectives on African-American and African Diaspora giving, philanthropy, and the role of cultural and arts institutions.

REGIONAL

Arkansas Prepares to Launch Insurance Market

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – After two elections and two legislative sessions that were centered on the federal health care overhaul, Arkansas is preparing to implement a key part of the 2010 health law with the launch of its online insurance marketplace.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Stocks End Lower as US Nears Shutdown

NEW YORK (AP) – Stocks are closing lower as Wall Street braces for a government shutdown.

Airlines Promise a Return to Civility, For a Fee

NEW YORK (AP) – Airlines are introducing a new bevy of fees, but this time passengers might actually like them.

American Airlines Plans to Hire 1,500 Pilots

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – American Airlines says it will hire 1,500 new pilots over the next five years and offer jobs to the remaining pilots who are still furloughed.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Labor Department: No Plans to Issue Jobs Data During Shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Labor Department has no plans to release the closely watched U.S. monthly jobs report on Friday in case of a partial government shutdown that lasts through the week.

HEALTH CARE

Under Fire, 'Obamacare' Going Live – With Glitches

WASHINGTON (AP) – Contentious from its conception, President Barack Obama's health care law has survived the Supreme Court, a battle for the White House and rounds of budget brinkmanship. Now comes the ultimate test: the verdict of the American people.

FDA Approves First Pre-Surgical Breast Cancer Drug

WASHINGTON (AP) – A biotech drug from Roche has become the first medicine approved to treat breast cancer before surgery, offering an earlier approach against one of the deadliest forms of the disease.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 56 212 11,977
MORTGAGES 68 295 15,645
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 23 80 3,103
BUILDING PERMITS 0 606 28,832
BANKRUPTCIES 81 291 11,598
BUSINESS LICENSES 29 102 4,257
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 89 428 17,611
MARRIAGE LICENSES 20 81 3,645

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