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VOL. 128 | NO. 189 | Friday, September 27, 2013

Complaint Alleges Bank of America Discrimination

Bank of America allegedly discriminated against minority neighborhoods and property owners in Memphis in the way it handled bank-owned properties, according to an amended complaint filed with the federal government.

Crime Prevention

City’s first no-gang zone debuts in Riverside neighborhood

There are lots of teddy bears and other stuffed animals in the Riverside neighborhood declared the city’s first no-gang zone this week by a General Sessions Environmental Court order.

Baptist Begins Construction on $14.1 Million Pediatric ER

Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. began construction this week on a new pediatric emergency department at Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women.

Local Companies Tap Into Fast-Growing Sectors

Some of the fastest-growing jobs in America are also thriving locally, and Memphis companies such as Stellar Home Care, Vaco Memphis and Advanced Dermatology & Skin Care Associates are tapped into these hot employment sectors.

Early Voting Expands in District 91 Primary

Early voting in the Democratic primary special election for State House District 91 expands Friday, Sept. 27, from the Shelby County Election Commission’s Downtown offices, 157 Poplar Ave., to three satellite locations.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
66°F
Mostly Cloudy
Wind: 3 mph
Humidity: 75%

EVENTS

The 2013 Memphis Airshow, presented by FedEx Express, will be held Friday, Sept. 27, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 28, and Sunday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Millington Regional Jetport, 8182 Hornet Ave. Proceeds benefit 19 local nonprofits. Buy tickets at memphisairshow.org.

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Advertising Veteran Malmo Still Vibrant at 80

John Malmo once stepped into the office of Russ Williams, the CEO of Memphis-based marketing communications agency archer-malmo, after the firm had made a pitch for a client’s business and lost.

Common Core Standards Challenge Teachers

On a rainy Friday afternoon this month, the library at Shady Grove Elementary School was bustling with activity.

SPORTS

Expectations, Talent Sky-High for Tigers

Four senior guards. Nine new faces, seven of them belonging to freshmen. A new league, the American Athletic Conference. And a home schedule that will feature games against league foes Cincinnati, Connecticut, Louisville and Temple, and non-conference opponent Gonzaga.

History Not on Side of Ole Miss

They are two Top-25 college football teams with undefeated records. Top-ranked Alabama and No. 21 Ole Miss, each 3-0 and 1-0 in the SEC, have that much in common. But not much else.

Levien: ‘Real Dialogue’ With Fans Crucial

Last week in The Daily News, we brought you Part 1 of my interview with Grizzlies CEO Jason Levien. He talked about, among other things, ESPN The Magazine naming the franchise as the best in pro sports as just a starting point. He also said the Grizzlies will continue to keep an open mind about further player moves that could help the team.

MEMPHIS STANDOUT

Career Shift Lands Fish in Financial Planning

To hear the way she speaks of Memphis, and to know the many ways in which she works to better her community, one would never guess that Kathy Fish was not born and raised right here.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

No. 1 in Blue

BLUE IS A COOL COLOR. The warm colors are the reds and yellows – daylight, bright edges, clear boundaries, absolute rights and wrongs, the white-hot heat of righteousness and those who glow in it, sunshine on the surface.

Avoid Competitive Blind Spots

Pop quiz: do you complete a formal competitive analysis at your company a few times a year? Do you have a systematic way to monitor and capture competitive information real-time?

STATE GOVERNMENT

Supermarket Wine Bill Could be Revived in House

NASHVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee House chairman who cast a deciding vote against a bill seeking to allow supermarket wine sales in the state said Thursday that he's willing to reconsider the measure next session.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

US Economy Grew at 2.5 Percent Rate in Spring

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. economy grew at a 2.5 percent annual rate from April through June, an improvement from the first three months of the year. But economists are worried that growth may now be slowing.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Boehner: House Won't Pass 'Clean' Spending Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) – House Republicans will not simply pass a temporary spending bill from the Democratic Senate after it is shorn clean of a tea party plan to "defund Obamacare," House Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday.

Postmaster: Money Woes Behind Rate Hike Request

WASHINGTON (AP) – Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said Thursday the Postal Service had no choice but to ask for an emergency rate hike given the agency's dire finances.

REAL ESTATE

US Pending Home Sales Fall for 3rd Straight Month

WASHINGTON (AP) – Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy U.S. homes in August, the third straight decline. The drop could mean that higher mortgage rates are starting to deter some buyers.

HEALTH CARE

In Government Shutdown, Obamacare Just Rolls On

WASHINGTON (AP) – Republicans pulling on the budget thread can't neatly unravel President Barack Obama's health care law.

Obama Mocks GOP for 'Crazy' Obamacare Predictions

LARGO, Maryland (AP) – With just five days to go before Americans can begin signing up for health care under his signature law, President Barack Obama on Thursday ridiculed Republican opponents for "crazy" doomsday predictions of the impact and forecast that even those who didn't vote for him are going to enroll.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 123 545 12,897
MORTGAGES 125 622 16,758
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 36 88 3,301
BUILDING PERMITS 360 1,065 30,564
BANKRUPTCIES 64 368 12,343
BUSINESS LICENSES 25 114 4,489
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 82 556 18,894
MARRIAGE LICENSES 21 126 3,909

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