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VOL. 128 | NO. 186 | Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Shelby Farms Parkway Hearings Continue

Tennessee transportation officials return Tuesday, Sept. 24, to the topic of a parkway through Shelby Farms Park.

Art Showcase

Dixon Gallery and Gardens brings back ‘Made in Dixon’

The Dixon Gallery and Gardens is promoting the work of a distinctive group of artists for the next several weeks, elevating a fresh set of voices that might not otherwise get a chance to create something to be hung on a gallery’s walls.

Memphis Recognized for Job Creation

Memphis is one of only seven cities cited by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for its public-private relationships focused on spurring innovation, revitalization and job creation.

Tigers Prep for New League, Lofty Expectations

As good as last season’s University of Memphis basketball team was – and it won 31 games and got through to a second game in the NCAA Tournament – there is a sense this season’s team can be better.

First No-Gang Zone Sets Up in Riverside

The city and Memphis police began serving alleged gang members Monday with the city’s first try at establishing a no-gang safety zone in the Riverside area of southwest Memphis.

Local Weather
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Memphis, TN
50°F
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Wind: 9 mph
Humidity: 93%

EVENTS

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center will host Line Dancing for BLUES, in recognition of Infant Mortality Awareness Month, on Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the student alumni center, 800 Madison Ave. The event will include a line dance-a-thon, and information on infant mortality and the BLUES Project. Suggested donation is $5. Visit uthsc.edu/blues for details.

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Hospital Wing First to Use iTClamp

Memphis-based air medical transport service Hospital Wing is the first aero-medical service in the country to use the new iTClamp hemorrhage control system, following its approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration this summer.

City Leaders Outline Pension Crisis Talks

There still isn’t an agreement on the numbers. But the administration of Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. met late last week with leaders of the unions representing city employees about the conclusion in a consultant’s report that the city’s pension fund liability is unsustainable to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars.

Wharton Names Eight to Pre-K Trust Fund Board

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. nominated eight people Monday, Sept. 23, to serve on the board of a pre-kindergarten trust fund that would be established if city voters approve a half-cent sales tax hike in November.

Grizzlies Host Celebration Tuesday at Southside Park

Partly in celebration of being named by ESPN The Magazine as the best franchise in professional sports, the Memphis Grizzlies are putting on a civic celebration and court dedication event Tuesday, Sept. 24, at Southside Park, 612 South Parkway.

Weapons on Display for Memphis Tigers

It was one of those lines spoken by college football players all across America – a line so familiar that you don’t notice it because it is either so obviously true or so glaringly false.

REAL ESTATE RECAP

Keystone Landing Complex Sells for $4.6 Million

4266 Ridgestone Road, Memphis, TN 38128, Sale Amount: $4.6 million -
The 150-unit Keystone Landing apartment complex at 4266 Ridgestone Road in Raleigh has sold for $4.6 million.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

African-American Philanthropy and Museums, Part 2

Part two of a three-part series “While our museums face many challenges, there are as many opportunities. Collectively we need to determine what steps we’re prepared to take and how aggressive we’re prepared to be to ensure the current and future relevancy and sustainability of our museums.”

Beware the Veneer of Success

A friend of mine just got back from India, and we had an interesting conversation regarding work ethic. As an entrepreneur born in India, he came to the United States about 25 years ago, and has had the cultural experience of both India and America.

STATEWIDE

Work Begins on Project at TVA's Gallatin Plant

NASHVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee Valley Authority is beginning work this week on part of a project that will reduce emissions at its coal-burning power plant in Gallatin.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

American, US Airways Extend Merger Deadline

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – US Airways and American Airlines are extending their merger deadline by at least a month to wait for the outcome of an antitrust lawsuit filed by the federal government.

Wonder Bread Returning to Shelves

NEW YORK (AP) – Wonder bread is back almost a year after it vanished from shelves.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

One Week to Go Until Government Shutdown Deadline

WASHINGTON (AP) – With a week left to hammer out a deal to avoid a government shutdown, some lawmakers seem resigned – if not rushing – to that end.

IRS Official at Heart of Tea Party Scandal Retires

WASHINGTON (AP) – Lois Lerner, the Internal Revenue Service official at the center of the agency's tea party scandal, is retiring, the agency confirmed Monday.

SPORTS

Grizzlies Announce Hirings of Three Assistants

MEMPHIS (AP) – The Memphis Grizzlies have hired Elston Turner, Duane Ticknor and Shawn Respert to join the returning Bob Thornton as assistants on new head coach Dave Joerger's staff.

TECHNOLOGY

FDA Lays Out Rules for Some Smartphone Health Apps

WASHINGTON (AP) – Food and Drug Administration officials say they will begin regulating a new wave of applications and gadgets that work with smartphones to take medical readings and help users monitor their health.

Apple Says It has Sold 9 Million New iPhones Since Friday

NEW YORK (AP) – Apple says shoppers snapped up 9 million of its newest iPhones since the devices were launched Friday, and that demand is exceeding supply.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 41 41 17,762
MORTGAGES 70 70 23,138
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 4,519
BUILDING PERMITS 0 0 42,157
BANKRUPTCIES 49 49 16,740
BUSINESS LICENSES 14 14 5,795
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 113 113 25,287
MARRIAGE LICENSES 18 18 5,399

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