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VOL. 126 | NO. 192 | Monday, October 3, 2011

Greyhound Station Listed for $2.3M

The Greyhound Bus Station in Downtown Memphis has been listed for sale by CB Richard Ellis Memphis for $2.3 million.

New Façades

Pair of architecture firms rebrand to combat changing industry

Local architecture firms have run the gamut with realignment strategies in combating the economic downturn, from reduction of footprints and overhead to reorganizing and rebranding.

Spanjers is New COO of Pinnacle Airlines

John Spanjers is the new chief operating officer of Memphis-based Pinnacle Airlines Corp. His appointment by Pinnacle president and CEO Sean Menke was announced Monday, Oct. 3, as Menke announced the resignation of Doug Shockey as COO.

Programs Work To Keep Talent In Memphis

Students interested in obtaining a degree in chemical, civil, electrical, computer and mechanical engineering have several local options thanks to programs offered at Christian Brothers University, Rhodes College and the University of Memphis.

Walker Helps Build archimania’s Success

When Todd Walker was named a fellow of the American Institute of Architects, he did not take it as a cue to rest on his laurels.

Local Weather
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Memphis, TN
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Wind: Southeast at 4.6 mph
Humidity: 72%

EVENTS

The University of Memphis will showcase green transportation at its annual Tiger Blue Goes Green Day Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Student Plaza. The event will encourage environmental awareness, inquiry and activism among students, faculty and staff. In a related event, Stephanie Cox, Tennessee area manager for ECOtality, will discuss electric vehicles and charging stations Monday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. in the University Center Fountain Room, room 350. For more information, contact Marian Levy at 678-4514 or mlevy@memphis.edu.

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Schools Get Fresh Start With New Board

The separate Memphis City Schools and Shelby County Schools boards are no more when the end of September rolls over into October.

City Signs $27M IT Contract With SAIC

The city of Memphis has signed a five year $27 million contract for information technology with Science Applications International Corporation.

Sen. Alexander Recalls Early Days of Governorship

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee said he tends to favor the trio of governors in the still forming field for the Republican presidential nomination.

Economist Tells Club Stimulus Too Small

As economist and author Bruce Bartlett sees it, the $787 billion stimulus bill President Barack Obama prodded Congress to pass shortly after his inauguration in 2009 didn’t bring the economy back to life like it was intended.

MIFA to Raise Funds, Feed Soul at Party

Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association (MIFA) is gearing up to rock the South Main Historic Arts District while raising money to support its programs during the nonprofit’s fourth annual Feed the Soul party Thursday, Oct. 6, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at The Warehouse, 36 E. G.E. Patterson Ave.

FedEx Plans Twitter Small-Biz Sessions

FedEx Office is hosting a set of Twitter discussions in October on small business.

Design Firm Kimley-Horn Thrives Through Diversification

As political fighting remains a constant in Washington and the economic downturn abides, it’s diversification that has kept businesses such as Kimley-Horn and Associates Inc. thriving in an unstable marketplace, providing a steady source of work.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Why We Buy What We Do

Do you know the No. 1 reason people buy what they do where they do? There is only one correct answer. It is well-known by most sales professionals. Even though most know this answer, they do not spend the time on it that is called for.

Promotions Benefit All Involved

Last week we examined how changes in consumer expectations are redefining “corporate philanthropy.” This week let us revisit a way to weave giving back and community engagement into your normal business routine, so that it benefits both your company and supported nonprofit.

THE MEMPHIS NEWS

Back into the Fold

Projects could reunite French Fort with rest of city

Before there was South Bluffs, there was French Fort.

Don’t Let Progress Harm Historic Neighborhood

French Fort has seen it all. And by “all” we mean an amazing arc of history that began long before there was a Memphis or even a United States of America.

TSC Brings ‘Something Wicked’ to Park

The Tennessee Shakespeare Co.’s season opens with an exploration of the human psyche amid war and supernatural intervention.

Keep Napkins Nearby

The second in an occasional series, “The Anatomy of a Sandwich.”

Dolcetto Grape Enlivens this Italian Offering

Let’s say that you were grilling or sautéing lamb chops this weekend. You could cook the chops with rosemary and garlic, of course, or, as I have been doing recently, in a cast-iron skillet, with capers and anchovies, or some other method of your preference, but what is not in doubt is the Poderi Luigi Einaudi Dolcetto di Dogliani 2010.

MEMPHIS AREA

Feds Quote Outspoken Gibson Chief in Legal Filings

NASHVILLE (AP) – Media comments by Gibson Guitar's outspoken CEO are being quoted in legal filings related to seized wood headed for the company's factories.

STATEWIDE

Ed. Department Outlines School District Strategies

NASHVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee Education Department on Friday released several strategies to help school districts reach goals set by the state, which U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan has singled out as a leader in education reform.

Tennessee in Compliance With Adam Walsh Act

NASHVILLE (AP) – The U.S. Department of Justice says Tennessee is in compliance with the federal Adam Walsh Child Protection Act after reviewing its state law, policies and procedures.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

US Incomes Fall for First Time in Nearly 2 Years

WASHINGTON (AP) – Americans earned less last month, the first decline in nearly two years. With less income, consumers could cut back on spending and weaken an already-fragile economy.

Bank of America Debit Fee is Only the Latest

NEW YORK (AP) – Angela Malerba, who works in public relations in Boston, carries a debit card because she likes to know when she buys something that she has enough in her account to pay for it. But paying $5 a month to use her own money? That's too much.

Bank of America Website Problems Continue

NEW YORK (AP) – Bank of America's homepage and online banking service were experiencing problems Friday, a day after the company said it would start charging a $5 monthly fee for customers who make debit card purchases.

A Summer Many Investors Would Rather Forget

NEW YORK (AP) – It was a stomach-churning summer that most investors would like to forget.

AP Interview: P&G's US Leader on Growth Strategies

CINCINNATI (AP) – While many of Procter & Gamble Co.'s top executives are looking overseas for expansion, Melanie Healey's focus is on growing what already is the consumer products maker's biggest market.

NATIONAL POLITICS

US Report Cites Flaws at Credit Rating Agencies

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. securities regulators say their first annual review of the nation's credit rating agencies finds the rating companies aren't doing enough to protect their own financial integrity.

Medco, Express Scripts Pare Combined Q2 Lobbying

NEW YORK (AP) – Pharmacy benefits managers Medco Health Solutions Inc. and Express Scripts Inc., which have agreed to combine, trimmed their lobbying costs to $940,000 in the second quarter.

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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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