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VOL. 129 | NO. 83 | Tuesday, April 29, 2014

No Annexation Declaration Directs New Path

In seven words last week, Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. got the attention of hundreds of planners who gathered in the city for the “Memphis Boot Camp,” a summit of sorts toward the idea of changing the city’s philosophy and approach to community development and economic development.

Best of Three

Grizzlies need road win in roller-coaster series with Thunder

After the Game 3 victory in overtime, Tony Allen made it plain that the Grizzlies were all about stopping Oklahoma City stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.

Grizz Players React to Sterling’s Comments

Five years ago, for part of one NBA season, Zach Randolph was a Los Angeles Clipper and on the payroll of owner Donald Sterling.

Daily News Seminar Looks at State of Economy

The recession that gutted the economy in recent years has, among other things, replaced good, high-paying jobs with jobs that don’t pay especially well.

Rape Kit Backlog Report Tracks Complex Path

The former federal prosecutor investigating the city’s untested rape kit backlog says clearing the backlog will mean more than an investment in testing the rape kits for DNA.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
79°F
Partly Cloudy
Wind: 8 mph
Humidity: 44%

EVENTS

B.I.G. for Memphis, a business interest group that connects Memphis Police colonels and business leaders, will meet Wednesday, April 30, at 9:45 a.m. at Phelps Security, 4932 Park Ave. Bob Nations of the Shelby County Office of Preparedness will present “Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security in the Mid-South.” Visit phelpssecurity.com.

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REAL ESTATE RECAP

Forest Hill Technology Center Sells for $5.2 Million

3860 Forest Hill-Irene Road, Germantown, TN 38125, Sale Amount: $5.2 million -
An affiliate of Nashville-based real estate investment company Anchor Investments LLC has paid $5.2 million for the Forest Hill Technology Center at 3860 Forest Hill-Irene Road in Germantown.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Fundraising Reports: Clarity or Obfuscation?

Fundraising reports can communicate progress toward agreed-upon goals. They can also take a lot of time to produce. They can be confusing. They can have too much detail, or too little. They can engage and energize. They can also obfuscate.

MEMPHIS AREA

Mid-South Fair Staying in Southaven

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — The Mid-South Fair will stay in Southaven for five more years.

STATEWIDE

Same-Sex Marriages in Tennessee Case Invalid

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The marriages of three same-sex Tennessee couples who are suing the state have been invalidated, at least temporarily, by a federal appeals court panel.

REGIONAL

Obama Pledges Federal Help After Deadly Tornado

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — President Barack Obama is sending his deepest condolences to those affected by a deadly tornado that ripped through Arkansas and has directed federal resources to the area.

Red Cross Opens Emergency Shelters in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — More than 200 people displaced by severe weather spent the night at six shelters operated or supported by the American Red Cross in Arkansas.

Arkansas Election Board Seeks Stay of Ruling

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas State Board of Election Commissioners is asking the Arkansas Supreme Court for an emergency stay of a judge's ruling that found the state's new voter ID requirement as unconstitutional.

Court Hears Arguments on Mississippi Abortion Law

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Mississippi law requiring doctors at abortion clinics to have admitting privileges at local hospitals would effectively shut down the state's only abortion clinic and pose an unconstitutional burden on women seeking abortions, an attorney told a federal appeals court Monday.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Fed Likely to Reiterate Flexible Policy on Rates

WASHINGTON (AP) — In her first weeks as Federal Reserve chair, Janet Yellen has made one thing clear: The Fed will keep all options open in deciding when to raise interest rates from record lows.

AP Survey: China's Lending Bubble a Global Threat

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just as the global economy has all but recovered from debt-fueled crises in the United States and Europe, economists have a new worry: China. They see a lending bubble there that threatens global growth unless Beijing defuses it.

Microsoft Warns of Internet Explorer Security Gap

REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft says a security gap in Internet Explorer could allow an attacker to take complete control of a computer if the user clicks on a malicious link.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 72 218 10,440
MORTGAGES 91 293 13,620
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 43 2,687
BUILDING PERMITS 0 393 24,700
BANKRUPTCIES 62 184 10,076
BUSINESS LICENSES 25 62 3,798
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 90 338 14,895
MARRIAGE LICENSES 10 68 3,235

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