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VOL. 131 | NO. 203 | Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Surface Parking Lots Inhibit Medical Center’s Growth

Surface parking lots are a “default land banking” strategy, according to Tommy Pacello, president of the Memphis Medical District Collaborative. Often, developers will pave over land with the intention of building something at a later date.

Town Hall Meetings Reflect Shift in Protest Discussions

Almost three months after Black Lives Matter movement protestors shut down the Hernando DeSoto Bridge and as a result, opened talks with the administration of Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland, some of the civic discussion has moved to economic issues.

Musculoskeletal Conference Back for 14th Year

The annual Musculoskeletal New Ventures Conference set to take place in Memphis next week for the 14th time is a confab that brings together surgeons, venture capitalists and other industry leaders from around the world to network and pursue a bit of deal-making.

EMPHASIS NEWSMAKERS

Fourth Bluff Momentum Grows With $5 Million Grant

They’ve been called the “things between things” in Downtown Memphis.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
89.0°F
A Few Clouds
Wind: Variable at 4.6 mph
Humidity: 53%

EVENTS

American Home Shield, a ServiceMaster company, will host a job fair Tuesday, Oct. 11, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at its Memphis contact center, 6399 Shelby View Drive, suite 104. The company is looking to fill 50 sales positions. Dress is business professional, and candidates should bring a resume. Sales experience preferred. Visit careers.ahs.com for more information.

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Last Word: In Defense of The Cossitt, Joe Royer and 3 Months Since The Bridge

Citizens of Memphis, I rise in defense of the city’s first public library. Not in its original much-loved state but in defense of its much-ridiculed modernization.

Silicon Ranch Developing Millington Solar Farm for Long Haul

Millington is about to be the home of the largest solar power plant in Tennessee thanks to a public and private partnership with a commitment to renewable energy.

SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Love of Outdoors Turned Into Life’s Work for Joe Royer

No video games, no cell phones, but plenty of sunshine and fresh air. “I grew up like most Tennessee people, my dad took me hunting and fishing,” said Joe Royer, now 68.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Reboot a Sluggish Brand, Part 2

Editor’s Note: Part-two in a two-part series. In last week’s column, we explored the corporate psychological journey that happens to accept the fact that a once-leading brand needs to be transformed and relaunched.

Year-End Solicitation: Asking Donors for a Gift

Fall is in the air. Time for football, warm sweaters, and the approach of the holidays. For those involved in fundraising, it is also time to focus on the year-end campaign.

STATEWIDE

UT Professor Helps With Smithsonian Exhibit

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A University of Tennessee, Knoxville, professor has been involved in a Smithsonian exhibit that looks at the lives of people who lived in a Massachusetts home for almost 200 years.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam Wants Donald Trump to Step Down

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee Republican Gov. Bill Haslam is calling on Donald Trump to step down as the party's presidential nominee for his recently released comments about women.

REGIONAL NEWS

Construction Set to Begin on 5-Mile Trail in West Memphis

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Crittenden County officials said a proposed 5-mile walkway along the Mississippi River wetlands will generate more tourism revenue to West Memphis and encourage industrial development.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Warren Buffett Responds to Donald Trump's Tax Comments

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Investor Warren Buffett says he's never used the kind of tax deduction that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump did, and Buffett says he's paid taxes every year for 72 years.

TECHNOLOGY

Samsung Changes Note 7 Output Schedule After Fire Reports

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – Samsung's crisis with its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone deepened Monday as the company confirmed it has adjusted its production following reports that newly released versions offered as replacements for recalled fire-prone devices have also overheated or caught fire.

Worried About Your Samsung Note 7? Here Are Your Options

NEW YORK (AP) – Worries about the safety of Samsung's replacement Galaxy Note 7 smartphones have consumers fretting about what to do. And they're getting little guidance from the company.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 90 140 15,764
MORTGAGES 100 162 18,210
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 13 2,418
BUILDING PERMITS 194 315 32,829
BANKRUPTCIES 57 116 10,129
BUSINESS LICENSES 25 50 5,228
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 35 64 6,213
MARRIAGE LICENSES 26 50 3,463

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