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VOL. 129 | NO. 207 | Thursday, October 23, 2014

Memphis Two-Sport Legend John Bramlett Passes Away

John “Bull” Bramlett, who starred for the University of Memphis in football and baseball, and played in the NFL, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 23. He was 73.

Spirited Revival

Premium liquor production to transform Downtown warehouse

One of the oldest and most prominent names in Memphis business is in the midst of transforming a Downtown warehouse, reviving a premium liquor brand that disappeared with Prohibition and restoring its prominent role in the community.

Frontier Adds Flights to Memphis

Frontier Airlines is adjusting its schedule at Memphis International Airport by adding six weekly flights between Memphis and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and seasonally suspending service to Washington-Dulles Airport.

Pension Reform Decision Back At Square One

It happened in the shadow of a change in the pension reform proposal Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. had backed all through the summer and two of three council votes.

Palazzolo, Brogdon Talk 3 Gs in Germantown Debate

The two candidates for mayor of Germantown offered different views about where the city is and future goals Tuesday, Oct. 21, before an overflow crowd at the Germantown Municipal Center.

Local Weather
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Wind: East at 3.5 mph
Humidity: 88%

EVENTS

Sales and Marketing Society of the Mid-South will host a roundtable discussion on social media intelligence with Sherri Henley, founder and CEO of Business Over Coffee International, Thursday, Oct. 23, from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at Cheffie’s Cafe, 483 High Point Terrace. Cost in advance is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers; cost at the door is $20. Visit sms-midsouth.org.

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Sullivan Branding Wraps Image Update

Advertising and marketing agencies are in the business of advising clients, sharing their expertise to help craft campaigns, images, brands and anything else the client might want to hire an outside expert to help craft.

Winless SMU on Tap for 3-3 Tigers

They aren’t No. 18 East Carolina and they aren’t winless SMU. Halfway through the 2014 season, the Tigers are in the middle. The University of Memphis is 3-3 overall, 1-1 in the American Athletic Conference and in a large pack of teams whose seasons could yet reach lofty heights … or tumble down to the lowly place everyone knows too well.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

A Gift That Can Give For A Lifetime

Ray’s Take Every so often, a client calls and asks if I would spend some time with their son or daughter to help them get off on the right foot financially. When they look back on their own early choices, they can see how much a few right decisions, and the avoidance of a few poor ones, would have been worth.

Finding Many Uses for ‘Beat’

What do a dead horse and a hasty retreat have in common? Same thing that around the bush has in common with a path to your door. They all become in-the-language phrases when the word beat is placed in front of them.

STATEWIDE

Gordon Ball Launches Bus Tour in Tennessee Senate Race

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Democratic Senate candidate Gordon Ball on Wednesday kicked off a bus tour around Tennessee that he hopes will draw attention to incumbent Republican Lamar Alexander's refusal to engage in a series of statewide debates.

Process Outlined to Review State Academic Standards

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam on Wednesday laid out a process for a public review of the state's K-12 academic standards in English and math amid continuing discussion about Common Core.

REGIONAL

SeaPort on Schedule for Tupelo to Memphis, Nashville

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — SeaPort Airlines' inaugural flight will leave Tupelo for Nashville around 6:30 a.m. on Monday.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

US Consumer Prices Rose 0.1 Percent in September

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer prices edged up slightly in September, with the overall increase held back by a third straight monthly decline in gasoline prices. The tiny gain was the latest evidence that inflation remains benign.

Government Ups Air Bag Warning

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government is now urging owners of nearly 8 million cars and trucks to have the air bags repaired because of potential danger to drivers and passengers. But the effort is being complicated by confusing information and a malfunctioning website.

Norfolk Southern CEO Says Rail Mergers Won't Work

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Norfolk Southern Corp.'s CEO doesn't think railroad mergers are a good idea even if regulators might approve one.

Slide in Energy Sector Drags US Stock Market Lower

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are ending lower, breaking a four-day winning streak, as a drop in the price of oil dragged energy companies lower.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Social Security Benefits Get Another Tiny Increase

WASHINGTON (AP) — Come January, nearly 60 million Social Security recipients will get benefit increases averaging $20 a month, the third straight year of historically small pay hikes.

US to Track Everyone Coming From Ebola Nations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stepping up their vigilance against Ebola, federal authorities said Wednesday that everyone traveling into the U.S. from Ebola-stricken nations will be monitored for symptoms for 21 days. That includes returning American aid workers, federal health employees and journalists, as well as West African travelers.

REAL ESTATE

Rules on Bank Risk in Mortgage Bonds Being Adopted

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are proceeding with new rules that ease guidelines for banks selling mortgage securities and could mean fewer borrowers will need to make hefty down payments.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 0 312 16,192
MORTGAGES 0 293 18,685
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 0 655 33,126
BANKRUPTCIES 0 237 10,737
BUSINESS LICENSES 0 112 5,198
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 127 11,344
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 94 3,867

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