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VOL. 132 | NO. 214 | Friday, October 27, 2017

Economic Overview Spotlights Q3 Trends

CEOs, banking industry leaders, real estate professionals and plenty of other business leaders in Memphis have told The Daily News in recent weeks and months they think the economy generally continues to improve.

Making the List

Temple’s ‘Treasures’ status paves way for new purpose

With black-and-white images from Memphis in conflict circa 1968 projected larger than life on a video screen behind him, Kirk Whalum stood in the sanctuary of Clayborn Temple earlier this week talking about growing up in Memphis in that era.

Men Rock Pink to Raise Awareness For Breast Cancer

Men don’t typically have a big voice in the fight against breast cancer, but the American Cancer Society is changing that by partnering with prominent local businessmen, health care professionals, and public servants.

No Mention of Trader Joe’s at Germantown Site Review

Plans for the renovation of the old Kroger building at 2130 Exeter Road were publicly reviewed by Germantown planning officials for the first time since the previous developer, Centennial American Properties, pulled out of the project in May. 

Last Word: Weekend Plans, Leaving Home and the Clown Show Turns a Corner

Grizz win at the Forum 96 – 91 against the Mavericks Thursday, a night after losing to the Mavericks in Dallas. And off we go into a busy weekend starting with Friday’s University of Memphis football game at the Liberty Bowl against Tulane and into Saturday’s Race for the Cure through Downtown followed closely by day two of the River Arts Fest in South Main, which begins its three-day run Friday evening.

Local Weather
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Memphis, TN
62.0°F
Overcast
Wind: North at 6.9 mph
Humidity: 58%

EVENTS

The 2018-Model Memphis International Auto Show takes place Friday through Sunday, Oct. 27-29, at Memphis Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main St. Experience the latest in-car technology, research your next vehicle and test drive more than a dozen vehicles on site. Buy discount e-tickets for the show at memphisautoshow.com.

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Demolition Begins at Mall to Make Way for Lake District Development

With so much uncertainty surrounding the Lake District development recently, there was a noticeable sense of relief in the air Wednesday, Oct. 25, developers, curious onlookers and Lakeland officials were on hand to witness the project take its first visible steps forward.

Beale Street Task Force Goes Back to Work

The Beale Street Task Force has gone back to work on its recommendations to the Memphis City Council, and council member Martavius Jones is considering a proposal to hire a consultant to make recommendations on security measures for the entertainment district.

Mildred Muhammad To Address Domestic Abuse At Free UTHSC Forum

For domestic abuse survivor Mildred Muhammad, ex-wife of “D.C. Sniper” John A. Muhammad, writing out her thoughts in a journal and primal scream therapy helped her to deal with the pain she had experienced.

THE TIPPING POINT

Montgomery Martin Builds an Urban Renaissance

Montgomery Martin has Memphis grit on his feet. He’s spent the afternoon walking through the Tennessee Brewery building, a 125-year-old South Bluff structure being reimagined and renovated with the help of Montgomery Martin Contractors. In other cities, an aging giant like the Brewery might be seen as condemned – too daunting to be granted new life. But Martin says, “We’re not afraid of old buildings – we figure out how to get it done.” And, he adds, “all this is coming together to draw people back into the city.”

THE PRESS BOX

‘Trey’s Company’ Captures Spirit of the Summer of ‘82

For years I’ve sat next to Frank Murtaugh in the press box at University of Memphis football games at the Liberty Bowl. For a long time, there was a lot of head shaking and muttering during those games because, well, it’s actually hard to watch bad football and write about it.

SPORTS

Changing the Dream

Former Tigers Austin Nichols and Trahson Burrell Set to Begin Memphis Hustle Careers

In driveways and on playgrounds all across America, kids limited only by what their imaginations can conjure launch basketballs toward hoops. Hanging in the balance are the fate of fictitious NCAA Tournament title games and NBA Finals Game 7s.

The Good (Youth), Bad (Injuries) & Ugly (12-9 Win at Cleveland)

As the Tennessee Titans head into their bye week, they use this time to self-evaluate the first seven games of the season.

UT Motivation? Bowl Game, Saving Jones’ Job

Butch Jones will be Tennessee’s football coach Saturday night against Kentucky in Lexington.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Health: Our Local - and Global - Concern

The United Nations Foundation’s theme this year is “Global Goals, Local Leaders” as it aims to engage our local elected officials in global health issues, especially health care.

Maximize Your Retirement

Ray’s Take: One day you’ll be able to take a deep breath and say you’ve made it.

Sweetness of a Moment

A slice of time. In the spring, young men’s fancy turns to … well … whatever it turns to looks a lot more like an Ole Miss coed than Coach Collins, a lot more like a beach at Sardis Lake than the lunch counter at White Station High School, and the lemon meringue pie was a lot sweeter than fifth period.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

House Backs $4T Budget, Faces Challenges on Trump Tax Plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans powered a $4 trillion budget through the House on Thursday by a razor-thin margin, a close vote underscoring the difficulties that lie ahead in delivering President Donald Trump's promise to cut taxes.

Trump Declares Opioids a Public Health Emergency

WASHINGTON (AP) — In ringing and personal terms, President Donald Trump on Thursday pledged to "overcome addiction in America," declaring the opioid crisis a nationwide public health emergency and announcing new steps to combat what he described as the worst drug crisis in U.S. history.

STATEWIDE

Tennessee's Corker Doubles Down on His Criticism of Trump

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Taking on a crowd of jeering union workers, standing up to a charismatic Democratic opponent on the man's home turf or lecturing upper management of one of the world's largest corporations, Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker has rarely backed down from a fight.

Tennessee Fire Captain Charged With Setting Own Home on Fire

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee investigators say a captain with Nashville's fire department was arrested on arson and insurance fraud charges for setting his home on fire on purpose.

REGIONAL NEWS

Company Takes Over Former Caterpillar Factory in Mississippi

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A Michigan-based company has taken over a former Caterpillar Inc. plant in northern Mississippi, making parts for cars, trucks and heavy equipment.

High Court Asked to Find Miss. Divorce Law Unconstitutional

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic Violence is asking the state's high court to agree with a Coast judge that Mississippi's lack of a true "no-fault" divorce grounds is unconstitutional.

Group Will Deal With Jackson Schools Without State Takeover

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A commission appointed by city and state leaders will look for ways to improve Mississippi's second-largest school district instead of the state taking control of it.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

UPS Predicts Record Holiday Deliveries, Defends Price Hike

DALLAS (AP) — UPS expects another record holiday season, with deliveries up 5 percent over last year, as online shopping continues to grow.

LAW & THE COURTS

12 Hours v. 20 minutes: Fox's Uneven Sex Harassment Coverage

NEW YORK (AP) — Bill O'Reilly and Harvey Weinstein are the celebrity faces of sexual harassment in 2017. But on Fox News Channel, O'Reilly's former home, the Hollywood mogul's fall has gotten far more coverage.

US Agrees to Pay Tea Party Groups in Suits Over IRS Scrutiny

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has agreed to what a lawyer described as a "very substantial" payout to hundreds of tea party groups to settle a class-action lawsuit over the extra, often burdensome IRS scrutiny they received when applying for tax-exempt status during the 2012 election.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 57 252 6,191
MORTGAGES 73 287 7,379
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 37 1,152
BUILDING PERMITS 227 556 13,147
BANKRUPTCIES 40 153 4,500
BUSINESS LICENSES 25 86 2,448
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 37 110 2,650
MARRIAGE LICENSES 16 65 1,300

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