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VOL. 133 | NO. 106 | Monday, May 28, 2018

Week Ahead: May 28-June 3

Happy Memorial Day, Memphis! Once a grand hotel and commercial skyscraper to be located at the base of Beale Street near Riverside Drive, a scaled-back version of the One Beale project is still alive and goes before a key city board for a closing extension this week.

Draft Prohibits Removed Confederate Monuments to be Relocated in Shelby County

The private nonprofit corporation that had Confederate monuments removed from two city parks last December wants to transfer the statues to a nonprofit that will relocate them somewhere outside Shelby County.

Competition Not ‘Mane’ Idea Behind U of M Equestrian Club Team

It’s heard over and over. Athletes and coaches waxing poetic about their amazing home field advantage. Or home court, ice, track, etc.

St. Jude Global to Extend Hospital’s Reach

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is hoping the announcement of its St. Jude Global initiative Thursday, May 24, is just the beginning of many new partnerships to come. The hospital is investing more than $100 million to expand its reach and advance the survival rate of children with pediatric cancer and blood disorders around the world.

Around Memphis: May 28, 2018

The Daily News offers a weekly roundup of Memphis-related headlines from around the web, adding context and new perspectives to the original content we produce on a daily basis. Here are some recent stories worth checking out...

Local Weather
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EVENTS

Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary’s School hosts its third Summer Dance Intensive Tuesday, May 29, through Friday, June 1, at Buckman, 60 Perkins Road Extended. The four-day program is designed for musical theater students and dancers ages 8 and older who are looking to explore new genres. Tuition is $150. Visit buckmanartscenter.com for details and registration.

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Chiozza, Players With Local Connection Workout for Grizzlies

There was a time four years ago when Chris Chiozza’s dream was to stay home and play his college ball at FedExForum.

REAL ESTATE RECAP

Sleep Out Louie Returns, Tennessee Brewery Preps for Phase II

150 Peabody Place, Memphis, TN 38103: After more than a decade, Sleep Out Louie, Memphis’ favorite fictional vagabond, is returning to the Bluff City.

TECHNOLOGY

Blockchain Tech ‘is the Shiny New Penny’

During the General Assembly session that just ended legislators debated a number of hot-button issues: guns, abortion, Confederate statues and medical marijuana.

Bitcoin Fans Rave, But Understand It’s Still a Risky Business

By now, anyone who follows Wall Street even slightly has heard of cryptocurrency and its most famous spawn – bitcoin, which launched in 2009 but grabbed headlines last year for its wild swings in valuation.

SPORTS

Landing NFL Draft is Fine, But How About a Super Bowl?

One after another, many of the nation’s top sporting events are finding their way to Nashville. News that Music City is playing host to the 2019 NFL Draft really came as no surprise, considering the city’s other recent sports successes here.

THE MEMPHIS NEWS

Crosstown Crossroads

Commercial, residential investments around concourse slowly gaining momentum

When Octavia Young opened Midtown Crossing Grill in 2014, the area around what would eventually become the Crosstown Concourse was a lot different than it is now.

Editorial: Haslam Wrong to Pass On Veto of Immigration Law

Encouraging legally suspect legislation on the grounds it probably won’t have much of an effect is not leadership. Yet, that’s the reasoning Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam gave this week when he let a bill requiring law enforcement agencies to cooperate with federal immigration agents become law without his signature.

May 25-31, 2018: This week in Memphis history

2017: A storm from eastern Arkansas intensifies as it crosses the Mississippi River into Memphis with winds topping 80 miles an hour. The wind damage uproots trees and knocks off limbs, damaging homes and businesses.

LAST WEEK'S MOST POPULAR

Medical Device Maker Investing $10.5M in Bartlett Expansion

A Bartlett-based medical device manufacturer is expanding with a $10.5 million investment that will create 40 jobs.

Penny Mania

University of Memphis, fans and city all-in on Anfernee Hardaway coaching the Tigers

Derek Jett was coming home from a business trip on the West Coast and making a connection at the airport in Dallas. It was football season, and because it was football season (and not basketball season), he was wearing his University of Memphis cap.

Canale is Newest City Council Member

The newest Memphis City Council member is Joseph Ford Canale. The Christian Brothers High School golf coach and funeral director got the seven votes required to fill the vacant Super District 9 seat on the first and only ballot by the 12 council members.

State Approves Downtown TDZ Expansion

Plans for the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art’s move Downtown and a new aquarium took a major step forward as the State Building Commission’s executive subcommittee approved the addition of Mud Island and the riverfront to the city’s Downtown Tourism Development Zone (TDZ) on Tuesday, May 22.

Two Shots Didn’t Phase Lawmakers in Jack Daniel’s Case

When Van Halen front man David Lee Roth opened a bottle of Jack Daniel’s on stage back in the ’80s, the last thing he thought about was taxes and court appeals when he took a big swig of whiskey.

STATEWIDE

Firm Fined for Illegally Removing Native American Relics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A Kentucky firm is being fined more than $15,000 for illegally excavating national park lands in Tennessee and removing century-old Native American relics.

Tennessee Titans Announce Promotions for Cowden, Turks

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Titans have promoted Ryan Cowden to vice president of player personnel and have promoted Kevin Turks to assistant director of pro scouting.

Tennessee Judge Pleads Guilty to Scheming to Plant Drugs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A former Tennessee judge has pleaded guilty to corruption charges including scheming to have drugs planted on a woman after he was investigated for helping her with her legal trouble in exchange for sex.

REGIONAL NEWS

Judge to Decide Who Will Seek Victim Repayment in Fraud

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A judge will decide who should collect assets and repay victims of a $100-million-plus fraud.

AUTO INDUSTRY

Fiat Chrysler Warns 5.3M Owners: Don't Use the Cruise

DETROIT (AP) – Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 5.3 million vehicles in the U.S., Canada and elsewhere because in rare but terrifying circumstances, drivers may not be able to turn off the cruise control.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Trump Takes Steps to Ease Firing of Federal Workers

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump on Friday signed a trio of executive orders to overhaul the federal bureaucracy by making it easier to fire federal workers for poor performance and misconduct, requiring that departments and agencies negotiate better union contracts and limiting the amount of time certain federal workers can spend on union business.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 52 374 8,123
MORTGAGES 52 433 9,632
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 22 103 1,461
BUILDING PERMITS 218 906 17,513
BANKRUPTCIES 45 252 5,658
BUSINESS LICENSES 0 143 3,091
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 24 152 3,402
MARRIAGE LICENSES 38 158 1,846

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