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VOL. 129 | NO. 81 | Friday, April 25, 2014

Grizz Overcome Adversity, Go Up 2-1

During one reality-defying stretch in the first half, Tony Allen and Beno Udrih scored 18 straight points for the Memphis Grizzlies.

Slim’s New Place

Memphis Slim house prepares to open as collaboratory

For years, the house at 1130 College St., just north of McLemore Avenue and directly across College from the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, has been one of the city’s many musical ruins.

Ride-Sharing Services Launch in Memphis

Competing ride-sharing services Lyft and Uber have landed in Memphis.

Early Voting Goes Countywide Friday

Early voting in advance of the May 6 county primary election day opens Friday, April 25, at 20 satellite locations across Shelby County.

Conn’s Plans Home Store in Memphis

Texas-based retailer Conn’s will be opening a store in Southeast Memphis, one of possibly three stores the home appliances and furnishings chain plans to open in Tennessee.

Local Weather
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Humidity: 79%

EVENTS

The South Main Art Trolley Tour will be held Friday, April 25, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the South Main Historic Arts District. Email info@southmainmemphis.net.

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Armstrong Relocation Owner Shares ‘Only in America’ Story

When Tom Watson was a child, his father and uncle bought what was then known as Armstrong Transfer and Storage Co.

Weirich, Brown Avoid Clash in Talk to High School Students

The two contenders on their way to an August election showdown for the office of district attorney general met Wednesday, April 23, at Southwest Tennessee Community College.

Memphis Remains Key for Back Yard Burgers Turnaround

More than a year after coming out of bankruptcy protection, Nashville-based Back Yard Burgers is a different restaurant company – one that enjoyed a 10.6 percent increase in same-store sales in the first quarter as well as 12 straight months of increased revenue.

SPORTS

New Redbirds GM has Deep Cardinals Connections

The huge ring that Craig Unger wears on his finger just doesn’t tell the story of the St. Louis Cardinals’ 2011 World Series triumph, although that’s the story Unger is in the business of trying to help replicate.

Grizz Nation Rallies Around Entire Team

It was a natural enough question, but if you’re a Grizzlies fan you had to love the answer.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Going South

JACKSON. FULL CIRCLE. Fifteen years ago, I sat across a table from a guy named Tommy Ramey in a place called Nick’s in Jackson, Mississippi. Tommy said he wanted to buy my ad agency and took a swallow of some very good Cab. I took a swallow of mine and told him what that would take. We both took another swallow, he said that sounded about right, and we shook hands. And ordered another bottle.

Relationship Building Blocks

When you’re working to turn over a new leaf in your career, you start with the basics: an updated resume, a catchy cover letter, new business cards and a fresh LinkedIn profile. These pieces are requirements of your search, but they’re not where the important work happens. The foundation of a long-term career is built on networking.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Haslam: Prayer to Help Guide Execution Decisions

NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam says he will rely on prayer and advice from experts when he is faced with last-minute appeals from death row inmates facing execution.

Court Refuses to Rehear Case on Judges

NASHVILLE (AP) – A special state Supreme Court panel has refused to rehear a case that challenged the constitutionality of the way Tennessee selects its judges.

REGIONAL

Mississippi Could Give $20 Million in Aid to Cooper Tire

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi could borrow $20 million to help Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. update its factory in Tupelo, Miss.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Applications for US Unemployment Aid Jump to 329,000

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits surged 24,000 to a seasonally adjusted 329,000 last week, though the gain likely reflected temporary layoffs in the week before Easter.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

FDA Proposes First Regulations for E-Cigarettes

WASHINGTON (AP) – The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels.

REAL ESTATE

Average US 30-Year Mortgage Rate Up to 4.33 Percent

WASHINGTON (AP) – Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages rose this week as the spring home-buying season has gotten off to a slow start.

TECHNOLOGY

US Proposes Pay-for-Priority Internet Standards

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new Internet rules that would allow Internet service providers to charge content companies for faster delivery of their services over the so-called "last mile" connection to people's homes.

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