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VOL. 128 | NO. 190 | Monday, September 30, 2013

Dunavant Picks Up TCI's Houston, Dallas Operations

Dunavant Transportation Group recently completed the acquisition of the Houston and Dallas operations of Transportation Consultants Inc., a New Orleans-based third-party logistics provider founded in 1983.

EMPHASIS Education

Holding Court

University of Memphis law school enrollment holds steady as nation’s declines

As has been reported in national newspapers and business magazines for months, the fall’s law school enrollment nationally is down from this time last year and beyond.

Smarrelli Works to Enhance CBU’s Return on Investment

Christian Brothers University president John Smarrelli still makes it into the classroom once or twice a semester to lecture on biochemistry.

Private Schools Credit Range of Reasons for Growth

While much of the public’s attention remains focused on the newly consolidated public schools, many of the Mid-South’s privately funded schools are quietly heralding their own milestones and new developments.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
79°F
Cloudy
Wind: 7 mph
Humidity: 62%

EVENTS

Rhodes College will host a Communities in Conversation lecture titled “How Judaism Became a Religion,” presented by Leora Batnitzky, Monday, Sept. 30, at 6 p.m. in the McCallum Ballroom of the Bryan Campus Life Center on campus, 2000 North Parkway. Reception begins at 5:30 p.m. Cost is free. Visit rhodes.edu.

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Grading System Reflects National Debate

In the ongoing reformation of public education in Shelby County, the 2013-2014 school year has been one of milestones.

Speak Creative Grows With Client Needs

Speak Creative, a Memphis-based Web design and interactive agency, has already added a few people this year to its staff.

Lenoir Kicks Off Re-Election Campaign

The day the fields in the suburban school races were just about set for November elections, Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir opened his re-election campaign with a fundraiser in East Memphis.

SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Junior Achievement Adds Business Savvy to Education

For Kim Cherry, executive vice president of corporate communications for First Horizon National Corp., a panel discussion with Kemmons Wilson Jr. and Pitt Hyde drove home the rich history of the city’s entrepreneurial spirit.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

The Structural Tension Sales Strategy

I first ran across the term structural tension in a book called “The Path of Least Resistance” by Robert Fritz. Structural tension has to do with the kind of tension that naturally moves things toward some sort of resolution.

STATEWIDE

Group Sues to Halt Tennessee Insurance Adviser Rules

NASHVILLE (AP) – A health care advocacy group is suing to halt emergency rules enacted in Tennessee to require background checks for people giving advice on new insurance marketplaces going into effect next week.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory to Reduce Workforce

KNOXVILLE (AP) – The Oak Ridge National Laboratory plans to eliminate up to 475 jobs in an effort to cope with budget cuts and uncertainty about its financial picture in the future.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Tennessee Revises Protocol for Executions

NASHVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee Department of Correction said Friday that it's switching from a three-drug method to execute death row inmates to a single-drug method.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

FAA to Weigh Easing Limits on Electronic Devices

WASHINGTON (AP) – With the blessing of an influential advisory panel, federal regulators are closer to letting airline passengers use their smartphones, tablets, e-readers and other electronic gadgets during takeoffs and landings.

FHA to Draw $1.7 Billion From Treasury to Cover Losses

WASHINGTON (AP) – A federal housing agency said Friday it needs a $1.7 billion bailout from the Treasury to cover projected losses in its reverse mortgage programs which allow seniors to borrow against their homes for everyday living expenses.

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