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VOL. 129 | NO. 32 | Monday, February 17, 2014

Harris Questions Ford’s Guns-in-Parks Vote

Memphis City Council member Lee Harris started raising funds and gauging support for a challenge of state Sen. Ophelia Ford last week by bringing up Ford’s vote earlier in the week in favor of the bill allowing guns to be carried in parks regardless of whether a local government bans the practice.

‘Zeroing’ In

Project Zero researchers discuss education at Memphis symposium

Ron Ritchhart came to Memphis for a two-day symposium on Harvard’s Project Zero education research with a message about student-achievement testing he suggested U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan should hear.

Dunavant Awards Symposium Set for April 21

When the 11th annual Bobby Dunavant Public Service awards are given out in April, the University of Memphis will also host the awards’ second annual symposium on public service.

Caissa Public Strategy Opens DC Office

Fueled by a demand for the specialized services it provides, Memphis-based consulting firm Caissa Public Strategy has expanded with the opening of a new office in the nation’s capital.

I Choose Memphis: Bradley James Leon

“I Choose Memphis” spotlights Memphians who are passionate about calling this community home. New Memphis Institute provides the profiles.

Local Weather
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Wind: 0 mph
Humidity: 61%

EVENTS

SHRM-Memphis will host a networking and Q&A session with Kari Strobel, director of HR competency for the Society of Human Resources Management, Monday, Feb. 17, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Fogelman Executive Center, 330 Innovation Drive.

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SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Stage Door Opens Arts Opportunities to All

In recreational sports, you might hear that it’s not whether you win or lose but how you play the game. It is not so different in community theater.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Your Intellectual Property Strategy

Entrepreneurs and businesses alike wrestle with the question of patents. Patents can be an accelerator or a hurdle as new products and technology travel through the pipeline and approach the market.

Net Leases – Explained

Many retail and industrial leases are structured as net leases, but what does “net lease” mean?

STATEWIDE

Tennessee Pharmacist Sues Over Firing

NASHVILLE (AP) – A Tennessee pharmacist who says he was fired for refusing to sell the morning-after pill has filed a lawsuit against his former employer.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Comcast-Time Warner Merger Worries Consumers

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Cable subscribers don't give Comcast and Time Warner Cable good grades when it comes to customer satisfaction. So after Comcast announced its $45 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable Thursday, it didn't take long for consumers to start venting their frustrations over high prices, spotty service and fears of a monopoly.

Jos. A. Bank Buying Eddie Bauer in $825 Million Deal

After months of flirting with the idea of combining with a rival, Jos. A. Bank has decided it is better suited for another men's clothing brand.

HEALTH CARE

Few Eligible Patients Can Get Weight Loss Surgery

WASHINGTON (AP) – Like 78 million other Americans, MaryJane Harrison is obese.

SPORTS

Tweet This: Olympians Turn Medals Into Buzz, Money

SOCHI, Russia (AP) – When Jenny Jones won Olympic bronze at the Sochi Games, her following on Twitter exploded. The audience for @jennyjonessnow has grown 10-fold, to 65,000 followers, in the three weeks since the British snowboarder tweeted: "Just found out I officially made the GB winter Olympic team. Whoop!"

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