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VOL. 129 | NO. 198 | Friday, October 10, 2014

University of Memphis Gets ‘Big Data’ Grant

The University of Memphis is among a dozen universities in the nation sharing in $32 million in federal funding for research into how to analyze and use complex biomedical data, U.S. health officials announced Thursday, Oct. 9.

Central Centennial

Memphis’ Central Station marks 100 years, revival

Central Station is 100 years old, an age that most train stations never reach. And if they do, they get there with some really harrowing years in mid-life.

TGI Fridays Franchisee Buys 3 Local Restaurants

A New Orleans-based restaurant group has acquired three local TGI Fridays restaurants.

Local Officials Emphasize ‘Public Health 101’

As top public health leaders announced the nation’s first death in the current Ebola outbreak, a batch of 3,000 letters were going out Wednesday, Oct. 8, to physicians in Shelby County.

Memphis Music Hall of Fame Prepares to Induct Nine

The Memphis Music Hall of Fame, administered by the Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum, next month will induct its new batch of honorees, a collection of music legends that each in their way left big marks on the industry’s landscape.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
73.0°F
Partly Cloudy
Wind: South at 6.9 mph
Humidity: 90%

EVENTS

The 42nd annual Pink Palace Crafts Fair will be held Friday, Oct. 10, through Sunday, Oct. 12, at Audubon Park, 745 S. Perkins Road. The event will include handmade fine art and crafts, live entertainment, artist demonstrations and more. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Adult tickets are $9. Visit memphismuseums.org.

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SPORTS

Memphis Football Managing Rising Expectations

A college football coach is nothing without his canons, those principles and precepts that keep the focus tight and trained only on the next game, the next opponent.

Tigers Expect Bigger Crowd, Shorter Lines

Everyone among the 46,000-plus fans attending the University of Memphis football team’s 36-17 over Middle Tennessee three weeks ago at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, seemed to have a good time.

Once High-Flying Vince Carter in Different Role With Grizz

At this stage of his NBA career, there are a lot of euphemisms for Vince Carter.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Joining the Team

As football and basketball seasons start up again, questions have started to arise about working in professional sports. Let’s be honest. Who wouldn’t want to get up and go to work for their favorite sports franchise? Every day would be fun and exciting – and we might even meet a few of the players!

No On One

NO. IT’S HER DECISION, NOT YOURS. The Tennessee General Assembly is 83 percent male – and those big, strong men in the majority are convinced they know what’s best for the little ladies in the minority, in fact, what’s best for all the women of Tennessee.

STATEWIDE

Hankook Breaks Ground on New Plant

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Hankook Tire has broken ground on an $800 million plant in Clarksville that is expected to create 1,800 jobs.

Sen. Alexander Sheds Feel-Good Image in Tennessee Race

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Forget the syrupy, feel-good message so common to Lamar Alexander's past political campaigns. This time, the Tennessee Republican is going into attack mode.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Airline Delays, Cancellations Rise From Last Year

Airline delays and cancellations are up slightly from last year's peak travel season.

Applications for US Unemployment Aid Fall to 287,000

WASHINGTON (AP) – Slightly fewer Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, pushing the average number of applications in the past month to an eight-year low.

REAL ESTATE

US Mortgage Rates Down for Third Straight Week

WASHINGTON (AP) – Average U.S. mortgage rates fell for the third straight week, making it more affordable to borrow to buy a home.

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