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VOL. 131 | NO. 27 | Monday, February 8, 2016

The Week Ahead: Feb. 8, 2016

Guys, there’s an important holiday coming up that forgetting about would mean immense trouble for you. Luckily, City & State is coming to the rescue. Head over to the Broad Avenue retailer on Friday, two days before Valentine’s Day, for “BYOB” (Bring your own Bailey’s).

Baptist Now Treating Migraine Sufferers in New Clinic

The first clue as to the purpose of Dr. Stephen Landy’s clinic, housed in space at the Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis campus at 6029 Walnut Grove Road, is the sight.

Wade: Shelby County’s New-Home Inventory Not Meeting Demand

Jules Wade, principal broker with Coldwell Banker Collins-Maury, is happy with residential real estate prices in 2015.

HUD Cancels Rent Subsidies At Embattled Memphis Apartments

Federal housing officials have ended subsidies at the Warren and Tulane apartments in Memphis.

Last Word: Leaving Warren and Tulane, New Police Brass and Losing Housing

Post Super Bowl edition of Last Word: Broncos 24 – Panthers 10 – Lady Gaga’s National Anthem kudos – Coldplay/Bruno Mars/Beyonce ambitious halftime extravaganza got lost in spots by bad sound.

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EVENTS

The Orpheum Theatre will present 2014 Tony Award winner “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder” Tuesday, Feb. 9, through Feb. 14 at the theater, 203 S. Main St. Buy tickets at orpheum-memphis.com.

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Tigers Win Game, Larger Story Remains the Same

After a much-needed victory, the embattled Tigers head coach opened the door and walked into the media room for his post-game press conference. Seated in the first row and sporting a blue University of Memphis cap was U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, who offered up a grin and polite applause.

Trust Fund Mentioned as Possible $1.1B Solution on School Benefits Liability

A trust fund is one possibility that has surfaced early in the formal discussions of the Shelby County School system’s $1.1 billion benefits liability.

CHANDLER REPORTS NEIGHBORHOOD REPORT

Midtown Neighborhood Starts 2016 Off With a Bang

Touted as Midtown’s first working-class neighborhood, established in 1890, the Mount Arlington subdivision in the Cooper-Young district contains 856 properties with an average year built of 1927.

THE MEMPHIS NEWS

New Brass

The Memphis Police Department faces pivotal leadership shift

Just days before Toney Armstrong was off the city payroll, his successor as interim director of the Memphis Police Department, Michael Rallings, was getting used to the attention and ring kissing that comes with being the city’s top cop.

Editorial | Help Wanted: Top Cop With View Beyond the Ranks

Finding the city’s next top cop is the most important police director selection in a generation.

GOVERNMENT AGENDA

February 8 Shelby County Commission Agenda

The Shelby County Commission will meet Monday, Feb. 8, at 3 p.m. in the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. Click on the icon for an agenda.

LAST WEEK'S MOST POPULAR

Midtown Memphis Ready for Apartment Building Boom

It’s been more than a decade since new apartments were built in Midtown, and that’s poised to change in a big way with a wave of new multifamily construction stretching from Binghampton to Crosstown.

Tentative Pinch Development Plan About to Emerge

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Bass Pro Shops have agreed on a tentative and general plan for future development of the Pinch District, according to Memphis City Council member Berlin Boyd.

FedEx to Invest $200M in 200-Plus Communities

FedEx is planning to invest $200 million in more than 200 communities by the end of the decade, part of a new global giving platform – FedEx Cares – the logistics giant has unveiled.

Tenn. Approves Incentives for TV Series Production in Memphis

The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development has approved a grant of up to $4.3 million to support production of a TV series that will be shot in Memphis this spring.

Zoo Distances Self From Overton Park Traffic Study

Unusually warm temperatures over the weekend brought out more visitors to Overton Park and the Memphis Zoo, offering a preview of what the spring could be like on the greensward.

US ECONOMY

Many See Cause for Optimism Despite Slower US Job Growth

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consider looking past January's so-so job growth.

Stocks Lose More Ground as Jobs Report Disappoints

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks posted steep losses Friday, ending the week with broad declines, as investors fretted over a report showing that U.S. job creation slowed last month.

TECHNOLOGY

Twitter Moves to Actively Seek Out Terrorist Supporters

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twitter is now using spam-fighting technology to seek out accounts that might be promoting terrorist activity and is examining other accounts related to those flagged for possible removal, the company announced Friday.

LinkedIn Shares Plunge Almost 44 Percent

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Investors have given LinkedIn a poor job review in the form of a dramatic sell-off that wiped out nearly $10 billion in the professional networking service's market value after it issued a surprise forecast for slower growth this year.

Apple Now Accepting Your Banged-Up iPhone

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple for the first time is accepting banged up iPhones as a trade-in from those wanting to upgrade.

Beale Street Blue

A new sketch journalism feature by Memphis artist Martha Kelly will appear in The Daily News monthly. In its first installment, Kelly captures a scene on Beale Street.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 72 380 1,710
MORTGAGES 100 460 2,128
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 0 730 3,405
BANKRUPTCIES 62 309 1,486
BUSINESS LICENSES 17 115 617
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 73 381 1,955
MARRIAGE LICENSES 7 57 255

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