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VOL. 131 | NO. 204 | Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Mud Island Proposals to Reset If Tourism Funding Approved

Even if the city of Memphis gets state approval to use Downtown tourism development zone (TDZ) funds for Mud Island, Andy Cates says his outdoors company will not be part of any redevelopment plans for the river park.

Haslam Appoints 8 to New University of Memphis Board

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed eight business leaders, including a former University of Memphis interim president and the CEO of J.C. Penney Co., to the newly formed governing board of the University of Memphis.

Home Sales and Prices Continue to Rise in Shelby County

Home prices and sales continued to rise in September across Shelby County’s municipalities. Out of the county’s 33 ZIP codes, 20 had an increase in overall sales activity for the month and 19 ZIP codes saw increases in average sales prices.

Mortgage Market Up 13 Percent in September

Sam Goff got a call last week from a homebuyer who lives in New York but has family in the Memphis area.

Target Zero Outlines Shelter Philosophy

A leader of a national nonprofit group working with the city of Memphis to reform the Memphis Animal Shelter said animal welfare organizations often get in their own way in pursuing a common goal of reducing deaths by euthanasia.

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EVENTS

Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the University of Phoenix’s Memphis campus, 65 Germantown Court, first floor. Leah Anne Morse of Cartridge World, Collierville, will present “Latest Technology and Tips for Cost-Effective Printing in a 3-D World.” Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.biz or call Jo Garner at 901-482-0354.

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Last Word: The Politics of Animal Welfare, SCS On Gestalt and Chandler Numbers

It’s not that the Memphis Animal Shelter would change as much as services outside the shelter would change and their relationship to the shelter would change. That’s what two consultants from the national nonprofit Target Zero told about 80 Memphians at the Central Library this week.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK

Even the SEC Has to Bow to Hurricane

Sports writers covering SEC football have done a historically bad job at the league’s summer Media Days of predicting the conference champion. But it’s an exercise that does not put lives at risk.

MEMPHIS NEWSMAKERS

Litigator Kimberly Hodges Joins Ogletree Deakins

Kimberly Hodges has joined Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart P.C., one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, as a shareholder in the Memphis office. Hodges has 16 years’ experience as an attorney focused on employment law counseling and litigation. She comes to Ogletree Deakins from Federal Express Corp., where she served as lead counsel – litigation and employment.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Letter to the Editor: Central Service Pros Deserve Recognition

Dear Editor: Central service professionals are being celebrated for their important role and commitment to patient safety during the annual International Central Service Week, Oct. 9-15.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

When to Walk Away

As strange as I know it sounds, I think of looking for a job a little bit like dating. Unless you are a reality TV show contestant, you’ve probably never gone on a first date hoping the other person would marry you. You’re there to get to know them and to decide whether or not to have a second date.

5 Tips to Keep Your Marketing Emails Out of the Trash Folder

On a typical day, the average professional receives about 100 emails and, according to a recent study, that number is only expected to grow. The average professional also is in the routine of quickly scanning the inbox and deleting emails that don’t quickly catch their attention. It can be tough for any email these days to not end up in the trash bin.

MEMPHIS AREA

Reward Offered in Fire at Baptist Church in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Authorities are offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to an arrest and conviction in a Baptist church fire in Memphis.

STATEWIDE

Speaker Ramsey, Retired Gen. Luck Named to University Boards

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam on Tuesday named state Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey and retired Army Gen. Gary Luck to newly independent university boards.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Electronics Retailer hhgregg to Close for Thanksgiving

NEW YORK (AP) – Consumer electronics chain hhgregg Inc. has become the latest retailer to take a stand against Thanksgiving shopping and plans to close its doors for the turkey feast.

Comcast Fined $2.3M to End Probe Into Mischarging Customers

NEW YORK (AP) – Government regulators are fining Comcast $2.3 million, saying the cable giant has charged customers for stuff they never ordered, like premium channels or extra cable boxes.

TECHNOLOGY

Study Shows Knowledge Gap With In-Car Technology

DETROIT (AP) – Hyundai and BMW customers are the most satisfied with their in-vehicle technology, but those brands and others still need to work on educating drivers about what their cars can do, according to a new survey by the market research company J.D. Power and Associates.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 89 344 19,573
MORTGAGES 110 422 22,914
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 8,303 8,303
BUILDING PERMITS 207 838 40,029
BANKRUPTCIES 60 356 13,104
BUSINESS LICENSES 21 194 6,137
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 30 147 12,996
MARRIAGE LICENSES 15 65 4,842

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