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VOL. 128 | NO. 197 | Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Akbari Wins Democratic State House Primary

Raumesh Akbari, an attorney making her first bid for elected office, won the Democratic primary State House special election Tuesday, Oct. 8 in a low turnout contest featuring seven contenders and an unofficial voter turnout of 5.4 percent.

Brews Brothers

Davin and Kellan Bartosch get crafty with Wiseacre Brewing

The Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines “wiseacre” as “one who pretends to knowledge or cleverness; a smart aleck” and then asks readers to comment: “What made you want to look up ‘wiseacre’?”

Cohen, Fincher Embody Washington Divide

The two congressmen who represent Shelby County in Washington couldn’t disagree more on the cause of the government shutdown and its coming intersection with the national debt ceiling.

Recovery Begins at Beale Street Anchor B.B. King’s

One of the cornerstones of the Beale Street entertainment district was surrounded by a chain link fence Tuesday, Oct. 8, following a pre-dawn fire Monday in the kitchen of B.B. King’s Blues Club, on the southeast corner of Third and Beale streets.

Baptist Begins Work on Germantown Rehabilitation Facility

Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. is moving ahead with a new rehabilitation facility on South Germantown Road, aimed at helping meet increased demand from an aging population seeking to continue their independence after a devastating injury or illness.

Local Weather
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Memphis, TN
54°F
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Wind: 9 mph
Humidity: 88%

EVENTS

Dixon Gallery and Gardens will host a Munch and Learn lecture titled “Voices of Yellow Fever” Wednesday, Oct. 9, from noon to 1 p.m. at Dixon, 4339 Park Ave. Cost is free with regular admission. Visit dixon.org.Dixon Gallery and Gardens will host a Munch and Learn lecture titled “Voices of Yellow Fever” Wednesday, Oct. 9, from noon to 1 p.m. at Dixon, 4339 Park Ave. Cost is free with regular admission. Visit dixon.org.

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RootMetrics: AT&T Top Memphis Mobile Provider

Mobile phone carriers are scrapping earnestly among themselves to offer the flashiest phones to consumers, with offerings that cater to all manner of tastes and price points, but when it comes to actual mobile performance, a new study has found a clear winner in Memphis.

Calathes Poised to ‘Surprise’ People in Rookie Season

If rookie Nick Calathes turns out to be that long-coveted, legitimate back-up point guard for the Grizzlies, then count Mike Conley as the first one to have said, “I told you so.”

MEMPHIS NEWSMAKERS

Williams Joins Del-Nat as Director of Finance

Ronnie Williams has joined Del-Nat Tire Corp. as director of finance. Williams, who has a 15-year background in finance and accounting, most recently served as director of finance at Health Choice LLC. In his new role, he will be responsible for finance and accounting functions and will direct operations to meet budget and financial goals.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Beware of Shiny Object Syndrome

The very quality that defines some of the world’s greatest entrepreneurs is the downfall of many. How’s that for irony?

STATEWIDE

State Reports High Number of Drug-Dependent Babies

NASHVILLE (AP) – Recent data shows that in just over nine months this year, more babies in Tennessee have been born dependent on drugs their mothers took during pregnancy than in all of 2011.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Ruling Issued in Case Over Health Adviser Rules

NASHVILLE (AP) – A federal judge has blocked the state of Tennessee from enforcing emergency rules for people who advise others about the new health insurance exchange.

Tennessee Republicans at Odds Over Shutdown Blame

NASHVILLE (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam and fellow Republicans in the Tennessee General Assembly appear to be at odds about who will be blamed for the shutdown of the federal government.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Southwest Starts Winter Sale, Other Airlines Match

DALLAS (AP) Southwest Airlines Co. launched a fare sale on Tuesday for travel this winter, and rival airlines began matching the prices on many routes.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Obama Says Talks OK – After Default Threat Averted

WASHINGTON (AP) – After weeks of gridlock, House Republicans floated broad hints Tuesday they might be willing to pass short-term legislation re-opening the government and averting a default in exchange for immediate talks with the Obama administration on reducing deficits and changing the three-year-old health care law.

Government: Most Heating Bills to Rise This Winter

The government forecast Tuesday that most households will pay more for heat this winter. Heating oil users will catch a slight break, but still pay near-record prices to keep warm.

HEALTH CARE

Supreme Court Won't Hear Medtronic Appeal

FRIDLEY, Minn. (AP) – The U.S. Supreme Court won't hear Medtronic's appeal of a patent infringement lawsuit.

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PROPERTY SALES 41 41 17,762
MORTGAGES 70 70 23,138
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 4,519
BUILDING PERMITS 0 0 42,157
BANKRUPTCIES 50 50 16,741
BUSINESS LICENSES 14 14 5,795
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 113 113 25,287
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