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VOL. 131 | NO. 200 | Thursday, October 6, 2016

Z-Bo, Baldwin May be Nice Fit on Grizzlies’ Second Unit

In a film session not long before the Grizzlies started preseason play, first-year coach David Fizdale wanted to drive home a point about veteran Zach Randolph’s offensive productivity – especially to the young point guards vying to be Mike Conley’s backup this season.

Pot Vote Seen as Foothold in Memphis Criminal Justice Changes

There were two gateway debates in Memphis City Council chambers Tuesday, Oct. 4, as it debated and then approved an ordinance that gives Memphis Police the discretion to write a ticket with a $50 fine for possession of a half ounce or less of marijuana.

Two More Boutique Hotels to Arrive Soon

An out-of-town developer with one hotel planned for the Downtown market has purchased the former Memphis College of Art graduate school at 477 South Main for another hotel.

Methodist University Hospital Breaks Ground on $280 Million Expansion

With a row of hardhats and shovels arranged neatly in front of him, Dr. David Stern reflected Wednesday, Oct. 5, on the significance of the $280 million construction project underway nearby on the campus of Methodist University Hospital.

University of Memphis Art Museum ‘May Surprise You’ With New Exhibit

In 1990, the Art Museum of the University of Memphis didn’t even carry that name – it was a contemporary gallery and the new director, Leslie Luebbers, inherited collections that could gently be described as scattered.

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ANF Architects will host an opening reception for the 2016 RiverArtsFest Invitational Exhibit on Friday, Oct. 7, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in ANF’s gallery, 1500 Union Ave. RiverArtsFest posters will be available for purchase for $35. Email elicloud@anfa.com for details.

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Last Word: Z Bo and the Second Unit, Gannettized and the Electoral College

Zach Randolph will not be starting for the Grizz this season as the post-Grit & Grind era enters the “Second Unit” chapter.

Electoral College Scenarios Emerge Early in 2016

More than a month after all of the votes are counted in the Nov. 8 presidential general election, the real decision is made on who will be the next president.


Skilled Nursing Facility In Bartlett Sells for $13 Million

1150 Dovecrest Road -
Signature HealthCARE of Memphis, a skilled nursing facility at 1150 Dovecrest Road in Bartlett, has sold for $13 million.


Be Sure to Plan Ahead for Utah’s National Parks

After spending much of a hot afternoon hiking into The Narrows at Zion National Park in southwest Utah, we were exhausted. We desperately needed a hot shower and comfortable bed, especially since the next day’s schedule had us visiting nearby Bryce Canyon National Park.

Considering the Financial Impact of Life’s Milestones

We work with many members – from millennials to baby boomers – who are looking for advice on how to plan for life’s next big milestone. Whether you’re planning to get married, start a family or looking ahead to retirement, making a long-range plan and understanding how these life changes will impact your finances is an important step.

Cheep Alarm System

The following is a true story. It happened to my good friend John Doe. I stress this, so that no one else’s insurance agents will come snooping around with threats to cancel their homeowners’ coverage.

Spivey: Harwell Shots Not About Durham

Fallout from Jeremy Durham’s House expulsion keeps piling up. In the latest brouhaha, outgoing Rep. Billy Spivey is calling for an investigation into a report of alleged abuse by House Chief Clerk Joe McCord involving a female staff member working in the office of House Speaker Beth Harwell.


GOP Leaders Alarmed About Removal of Tennessee History

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Republican leaders in the state Legislature are expressing alarm at the number of Tennessee historical events that would be removed from teaching requirements under a proposed overhaul of social studies standards.

Tennessee Athletics Reports $12.2 Million Surplus in 2015-16

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee's athletic department has reported a surplus of $12.2 million for the 2015-16 fiscal year that ended June 30.


Amazon Expands Dash Ordering Wand to Entire Catalog

NEW YORK (AP) – Amazon has updated its barcode-scanning Dash shopping wand so you can now buy anything with it, not just groceries.

Yahoo Doesn't Deny Email Scanning, Calls Story 'Misleading'

NEW YORK (AP) – Yahoo responded again Wednesday to a report that it scanned incoming email to hundreds of millions of accounts for the U.S. government.


Fox Anchor, Hasbro End Suit Over Toy Hamster With Same Names

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – A Fox News anchor has settled a $5 million lawsuit against Hasbro over a toy hamster that had her name and she says was designed to look like her.


Rising Cost of Medicaid Expansion is Unnerving Some States

ATLANTA (AP) – The cost of expanding Medicaid under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is rising faster than expected in many states, causing budget anxieties and political misgivings.

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