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VOL. 129 | NO. 110 | Friday, June 6, 2014

Untapped Proved Passion for History

Once the last of the food trucks departed, the tables and chairs were packed away, the beer garden cleared out and supporters exited through the courtyard archway a final time, the Tennessee Brewery returned to what it’s been for decades.

Local Connection

Memphis Jams on Beale to showcase area bands at Handy Park

When The Chinese Connection Dub Embassy takes the stage in Handy Park on Beale Street Friday, June 6, the band’s reggae beat and style will be something new for a park that has seen everything from church choirs to jug bands to blues bands playing “Mustang Sally” and similar hits for tourists.

Autobahn Garage Owner Looks to Sell

It was 1975 when Brian Ragghianti moved into the automobile service center shop at 2218 Central Ave., better known as the Autobahn Garage.

School Board Sets Hopson Contract Extension Vote

Shelby County Schools board members are scheduled to vote on a contract extension for schools superintendent Dorsey Hopson at a special board meeting June 23.

Moman on Bill for Elvis Week

Legendary music producer Chips Moman will be in Memphis for Elvis Week events at Graceland in August, marking the anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death in 1977.

SPORTS

Finals Presents Intriguing Question About Coaching

So if the Miami Heat win a third straight NBA championship, it’s all about LeBron James and a cast of future Hall-of-Famers that includes Dwyane Wade, Ray Allen and, in a lot of people’s view, Chris Bosh.

SEC Network Poised to Take Over

Wading in … and wondering what an eventual deal between the SEC Network and DirecTV will mean for me. Will my bill go up 10 percent? Fifteen percent? Twenty percent?

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

I’ll Be Back

MEMPHIS FROM THE BEACH. I’m on vacation, but I’ll be home soon, and here are some thoughts about that I first shared a couple of years ago.

Conquering Rumors

It seems that every week there’s another rumor. Some big corporation is going to lay off its employees. A company’s going to relocate to another city. A department is going to be restructured.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Bell Plans Hearing Over Chief Justice Complaint

NASHVILLE (AP) – Two state senators say they plan an inquiry over the handling of a complaint against the chief justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Study: At-Home Dads Down Slightly Since Recession

NEW YORK (AP) – The number of U.S. fathers home with their kids full-time is down, from a peak 2.2 million in 2010, the official end of the recession, to about 2 million in 2012, according to a report released Thursday by the Pew Research Center.

GM: Incompetence, Negligence Led to Delayed Recall

WARREN, Mich. (AP) – General Motors says a pattern of incompetence and neglect, not a larger conspiracy or cover-up, is to blame for a long-delayed recall of defective ignition switches.

Wal-Mart Faces Big Hurdles

The world's largest retailer faces new challenges at a time when low prices and one-stop shopping can be a few clicks away on a tablet computer or mobile phone.

TECHNOLOGY

Barnes & Noble to Make Nook Tablets With Samsung

NEW YORK (AP) – Barnes & Noble says that it is teaming up with Samsung to develop Nook tablets.

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