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VOL. 129 | NO. 117 | Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Council to Vote on Insurance Changes, Budget

Most of council day at City Hall Tuesday, June 17, will be devoted to closing out most, but not all, of the city’s budget season.

Recorded History

Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum celebrates milestone moment in rock

It’s one of the most well-known bits of lore associated with Memphis, that of a 19-year-old singer who, in July 1954, walked into a recording studio and belted his raucous version of the blues song “That’s All Right (Mama)” into Sam Phillips’ microphone.

EDGE Mulls Tax Break for Plastics Recycling Co.

A company that recycles and manufactures post-industrial plastics is considering relocating from Arkansas to Memphis.

Brooks Residency Questioned

The Shelby County Attorney’s office is investigating whether Shelby County Commissioner Henri Brooks lives in the district she has represented for the last eight years.

Wilkins Targets Cohen as ‘Career Politician’

Ricky Wilkins told a packed campaign headquarters in Poplar Plaza on a busy campaign weekend that U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen is waging a dirty campaign while complaining that Wilkins is doing the same.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
39°F
Cloudy
Wind: 7 mph
Humidity: 79%

EVENTS

Memphis Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, June 17, at noon at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Phil Trenary, president and CEO of the Greater Memphis Chamber, will speak. Cost is $20. RSVP to taylor@memphisrotary.org.

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Cash Reflects on ‘Long Way Home’

As Graceland marks the anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley in August, another important artist from Sun Records will be remembered in Dyess, Ark.

GOVERNMENT AGENDA

June 17 Memphis City Council Agenda

The Memphis City Council will meet Tuesday, June 17, at 3:30 p.m. in the Council chambers in City Hall, 125 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for an agenda.

REAL ESTATE RECAP

Aren Investments Buys Winchester Haverty’s

6870 Winchester Road, Memphis, TN 38115, Sale Amount: $1.1 million -
Local real estate investment firm Aren Investments LLC has paid $1.1 million for the Haverty’s furniture store at 6870 Winchester Road in Hickory Hill.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Creating a Nonprofit Private-Public Partnership

Part one of a three-part series. Private-public partnerships are promoted as a collaborative way to bring people and resources together across sectors.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

IMF Lowers Estimate of US Economic Growth in 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. economy is poised to accelerate after a dismal start to the year even though the job market won't return to full employment until 2017.

Starbucks Clears College Degree Path for Workers

NEW YORK (AP) – Starbucks is giving its baristas a shot at an online college degree, an unusual benefit in an industry where higher education is often out of reach for workers.

'Pink Slime' Makers Say Sales are Rebounding

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Sales of a treated ground beef product that critics derisively dubbed "pink slime" have rebounded, according to two of its manufacturers.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Obama to Sign Order Extending LGBT Protections

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama plans to sign an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against employees on the basis of their sexual orientation, a White House official said Monday.

Congress to Scrutinize GM's Corporate Culture

DENVER (AP) – U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette wants General Motors to explain how it plans to fix what's been described as a lax corporate culture and how the company plans to compensate victims of crashes tied to faulty ignition switches.

TECHNOLOGY

Tech Giants Seek to Halt Overseas Snooping by US

NEW YORK (AP) Microsoft Corp. and four other large American technology companies are using a Manhattan court case to draw a line in the cloud, saying the U.S. government has no right to seize computer data stored outside the country.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 73 220 17,575
MORTGAGES 83 246 22,897
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 5 38 4,467
BUILDING PERMITS 206 514 41,739
BANKRUPTCIES 52 176 16,568
BUSINESS LICENSES 20 50 5,751
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 97 196 25,067
MARRIAGE LICENSES 12 66 5,351

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