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VOL. 129 | NO. 68 | Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Museum Reopening Raises Issues About Present

There was a moment in the April 5 two-hour reopening ceremony for the renovated National Civil Rights Museum that demonstrated the tension that still exists when it comes to the important issue of who is telling the story of history.

Open House

James Lee House prepares for April 17 grand opening

The historic James Lee house in Victorian Village is days away from a grand opening celebration, the culmination of a restoration several years in the making that has turned the property once home to the Memphis College of Art into a bed-and-breakfast inn.

Conference to Present Power of Networks

The Mid-South nonprofit community is doing better than it was during the throes of the recession. And there is a report on the 2013 fiscal year as proof that things are better than they once were.

Former Memphian Finds Online Success With StyleBlueprint

Former Memphian Elizabeth Fox and Liza Graves launched the online lifestyle publication StyleBlueprint.com in January 2009 with the goal of connecting women with their community.

Lebanon’s Pody Works for Amendment Passage

Helping people with insurance requires the ability to plan for multiple scenarios.

Local Weather
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EVENTS

Methodist North Hospital will hold a stroke support group meeting for survivors and caregivers Tuesday, April 8, at 2 p.m. in day room one at HealthSouth Rehabilitation, 4100 Austin Peay Highway. Physical therapist Melody Clayton will present “Moving Forward.” Visit methodisthealth.org.

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REAL ESTATE RECAP

Hillview Village Apartments Sell for $5.9 Million

2051 E. Alcy Road, Memphis, TN 38114, Sale Amount: $5.9 million -

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Business Cards as Prospecting Tool

Nonprofit CEOs, board chairs, and college presidents are constantly out and about meeting people and picking up business cards. Here’s what we know: You can use those cards to stack the deck in favor of your fundraising success.

Reversing Sprawl Through Connectivity

Editor’s Note: This column will appear Tuesdays through April in honor of Sustainability Month for Memphis and Shelby County.

All Dividend Stocks Not Created Equal

There are 422 dividend paying stocks in the S&P 500 Index, but not all are created equal.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Press Asks for More Access to Haslam Speeches

NASHVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee Capitol Hill Press Corps is asking Gov. Bill Haslam to let them know when he is going to make a speech.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

US Consumer Borrowing Up $16.5 Billion in February

WASHINGTON (AP) – Consumers increased their borrowing in February on autos and student loans by the largest amount in a year. But for a second straight month, they cut back on their credit card use.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Senate Nears Passage of Jobless-Benefits Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) – Capping a three-month struggle, the Senate closed in Monday on passage of election-year legislation to restore jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed that expired late last year.

House Democrats Unveil Budget Plan With Tax Hikes

WASHINGTON (AP) – House Democrats unveiled their response to Paul Ryan's GOP budget on Monday, and it relies on a $1.5 trillion in higher taxes over the coming 10 years and the economic benefits of immigration reform to make the numbers work.

TECHNOLOGY

End of Windows XP Support Spells Trouble for Some

NEW YORK (AP) – Microsoft will end support for the persistently popular Windows XP on Tuesday, and with an estimated 30 percent of businesses and consumers still using the 12-year-old operating system, the move could put everything from the operations of heavy industry to the identities of everyday people in danger.

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