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VOL. 129 | NO. 115 | Friday, June 13, 2014

Graceland Hotel Passes Crucial Hurdle

A new hotel near Graceland has passed a key regulatory hurdle.

Marisol’s World

Brooks Museum returns New York artist to spotlight

When “Marisol: Sculptures and Works on Paper” opens Saturday, June 14, at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, sculptor Marisol Escobar will be at her New York home, where she spends much of her time, working occasionally 40 to 50 years after being in the spotlight of the art world.

Questions Raised About 100 N. Main Developer

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Renovation, Expansion Underway at Saddle Creek

The Shops at Saddle Creek has picked up a new tenant as the lifestyle center undergoes a renovation.

Departing PDS Head Says Education Needs ‘Disruption’

The departing headmaster of Presbyterian Day School says American education needs more of a revolution than evolution.

Local Weather
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Memphis, TN
74°F
Partly Cloudy
Wind: 0 mph
Humidity: 64%

EVENTS

The U.S. Attorney’s Office, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law and National Bar Association will hold a continuing legal education program titled “Remaking America: 50 Years of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act” Friday, June 13, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, 1 N. Front St. Call 544-0122 for more information.

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Special Prosecutor Named in Brooks Parking Incident

Shelby County Commissioner Henri Brooks was charged Thursday, June 12, with assault after a Memphis police investigation of a parking lot argument over a parking space involving Brooks.

RedRover on Growth Streak, Plans to Double in Size

The addition of new faces at RedRover Sales & Marketing, like that of account executive Charles Vance, underscores the agency’s intent to double in size this year.

SPORTS

US Slower to Embrace Fanaticism of World’s Game

Andy Marcinko has been to every World Cup since 1986, and he will be in Brazil for a good two weeks of the 2014 World Cup.

Baseball Gives Rebels Realistic Championship Shot

OXFORD, Miss. – With breakthrough success comes the luxury of laughter, and the breathing room that allows Ole Miss baseball coach Mike Bianco to say that reaching the College World Series took longer than he imagined.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Let’s Roll

GET IT TOGETHER. A year ago, right here, I suggested – and a flat ton of you agreed – that we should get something rolling up and down Cooper.

Career Transitions for Scientists

I’ve recently received multiple letters from scientists in the research community with questions about their career transitions. Most likely, this is because of Memphis’ thriving medical research community. After all, Memphians are developing new technologies for things from vaccines to cancer cures.

STATEWIDE

Automotive Parts Maker to Expand in Wilson County

LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) – State officials say the expansion of an automotive parts manufacturer in Wilson County could create more than 200 jobs.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

US Retail Sales Rose 0.3 Percent in May

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. retail sales rose modestly in May as consumers turned cautious in their spending. But the weaker-than-expected growth is unlikely to derail stronger overall results in the second quarter.

Pay Raises Go Mainly to Those in Select Industries

NEW YORK (AP) – If you hope to get a raise that finally feels like one, it helps to work in the right industry.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

House Votes to Make Business Tax Break Permanent

WASHINGTON (AP) – The House voted Thursday to make permanent a generous tax break that makes it easier for small businesses to buy new equipment and improve their property, part of an election-year showdown over a series of expired tax breaks worth billions.

REAL ESTATE

Average US 30-Year Mortgage Rate Up to 4.20 Percent

WASHINGTON (AP) – Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages rose this week for a second straight week but remained near historic lows.

TECHNOLOGY

Amazon Launches Music Streaming for Prime Members

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Amazon's newly announced music streaming service is yet another attempt by the company to move beyond e-commerce and infuse itself into the daily lives of Americans with an increasing number of offerings –including grocery delivery and streaming TV.

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PROPERTY SALES 110 154 13,810
MORTGAGES 135 193 18,019
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 15 39 3,544
BUILDING PERMITS 430 430 32,733
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