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VOL. 130 | NO. 203 | Monday, October 19, 2015

McLean Wilson To Address Crosstown’s Resurgence

Four years ago, the Sears Crosstown building started on a complete transformation into becoming a vertical urban village as Crosstown Concourse. It hasn’t been an easy journey for McLean Wilson, leader of the abandoned building’s $200 million redevelopment, but it’s one that has the potential to uplift other disinvested areas in Memphis commercial real estate.

SPORTS

Serving Notice: Memphis Football a National Story Now

They were down 14-0 not six minutes into the game. And they had given up a 68-yard touchdown on a trick play when star Ole Miss receiver Laquon Treadwell threw a pass.

American Uprising: Memphis, Temple Join Houston in AP Top 25

The American Athletic Conference wants to be considered closer in quality to the Power Five conferences than it is to its fellow Group of Five leagues.

Timberlake Remarks Show Generational Change in Music Heritage

Memphis music heritage, and the remembrance of it, turned an important corner Saturday, Oct. 17, when Justin Timberlake walked on stage at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts.

Local Weather
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EVENTS

Cooper-Young’s Rocktober music series continues Monday through Thursday, Oct. 19-22, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the gazebo at Cooper Street and Young Avenue. Performers include Richard Jones (Oct. 19), Loveland Duren (Oct. 20), Anne Schorr (Oct. 21) and Nancy Apple (Oct. 22). Concerts continue throughout October. Visit cooperyoung.com.

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New Tax Breaks Attract Grocers to Memphis Food Deserts

Two of Memphis’ prominent food deserts are on the mend with possible tax breaks to attract grocery stores.

TBI Probe Of Fatal Police Shootings Becomes Policy

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has become the go-to agency for the Memphis Police Department in the last year when it comes to investigations of police conduct. And that’s a policy.

Precinct Breakdown Maps Mayoral Race Battlefield

A precinct-by-precinct breakdown of the vote in the Memphis mayor’s race shows Mayor-elect Jim Strickland carried eight of the 10 highest turnout precincts, five of them with better than 65 percent of the vote.

Beale Authority Ready To Issue Manager RFP In November

The timeline is tight. But with the city of Memphis elections done, the Beale Street Tourism Development Authority is ready to move on several fronts before the end of the year to take control of the entertainment district and hire a day-to-day property manager.

First Horizon Set to Buy Back Shares, Keep Lid on Expenses

The week’s end found the chairman and CEO of First Tennessee Bank’s parent company in a bit of a philosophical mood about his financial institution, First Horizon National Corp., as well as the industry as a whole.

EMPHASIS Insurance

Fred Davis Looks Back on Long Career

Fred Davis can laugh about it now, but the founder of the Fred L. Davis Insurance Agency – which opened its doors back in 1967, the year before Davis was elected to the Memphis City Council – wasn’t always as sanguine about the color of his hair.

PACE Act Brings Fresh Attention to Insurance Policy Fixes

President Barack Obama’s signing of the Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act (PACE) in recent days has some small businesses now relieved that they’ll be spared from health insurance premium increases.

Client Compassion Drives Clay & Land’s Cook

Kathryn Cook finds her profession rewarding. But building a successful career in an industry that doesn’t have many female producers hasn’t been easy, particularly for the single mother of a special-needs child.

Timberlake Sings a Little, Dances a Little at Memphis Event

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Justin Timberlake sang and strutted his way through his induction into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame on Saturday, doing vocal impersonations of soul singers Al Green and Otis Redding, performing on stage with Sam Moore of Sam & Dave, and joking with buddy Jimmy Fallon.

SMALL BUSINESS

Prodigi Arts Tells Stories Through Animation

Chris O’Conner’s childhood was probably like many other boys growing up in the 1980s and ’90s who enjoyed watching “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and “G.I. Joe.”

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Design Thinking As Worldview

Design thinking is considered a human-centered framework for problem solving, used in formal innovation work in many fields: health care, consumer products, software, medical devices, durable goods, services and city planning. Design thinking has been perhaps the most lauded innovation method. In brief, the phases include empathy, define, ideation, prototyping, testing and storytelling.

JIFF Is Making a Difference in Memphis

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, French Jesuit and philosopher, said: “The future belongs to those who give the next generation reason to hope.” It is a brilliant way of capturing the solution, but how do you give hope to a generation of young people who seem mired in a downward spiral of multi-generational hopelessness? What do you hope for when your world is your ZIP code and your ZIP code is a world of violence, crime, hunger, homelessness, gangs, crack houses and unbridled anger? Who gives hope for the future when the present is so dire?

STATE GOVERNMENT

Haslam Defends Recommendation for Advisers to Avoid Email

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam is defending a practice among his outsourcing advisers to avoid email correspondence to prevent information getting out to the public.

STATEWIDE

Tennessee Residents Urged to Practice Safe Debris Burning

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry is urging residents to practice safe debris burning.

Jeb Bush Organizes 57-Person Slate of Tenn. Delegates

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jeb Bush's presidential campaign has announced that it is the first to organize a full slate of Tennessee delegates to represent the former Florida governor at the Republican National Convention.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Wal-Mart, Others Speed Up Deliveries to Shoppers

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Christmas won't come early this year, but the gifts might.

Modest Rise Gives Stocks a Third Straight Week of Gains

U.S. stocks closed modestly higher Friday, giving the market its third straight week of gains.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 102 224 17,767
MORTGAGES 127 277 20,703
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 176 510 36,326
BANKRUPTCIES 54 146 11,828
BUSINESS LICENSES 21 80 5,640
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 27 147 12,181
MARRIAGE LICENSES 11 60 4,417

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