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VOL. 131 | NO. 227 | Monday, November 14, 2016

Christian Brothers University Rolls Out Second Phase of $70 Million Master Plan

After raising $42 million of a $70 million capital campaign goal sooner than expected, leaders of Christian Brothers University are embarking on a more aggressive, $28 million second phase that will change the geography of the Fairgrounds-area campus.

Auto Safety Supplier Autoliv Moves Into Memphis

Autoliv, the world’s largest auto safety supplier, has signed a lease to move into a 157,366-square-foot distribution facility in Olive Branch, Mississippi.

Tigers Fall Short in 49-42 Loss to South Florida

Trailing by a touchdown, University of Memphis quarterback Riley Ferguson and wide receiver Anthony Miller hooked up for a 57-yard touchdown with 6:46 left in the fourth quarter.

New, More Compact 5-Year Anti-Crime Plan to Be Unveiled

When local law enforcement and criminal justice system leaders unveil a new five-year plan Tuesday, Nov. 10, for reducing crime and making Shelby County safer, it will be more focused than their previous effort.

The Week Ahead: November 14-20

Good morning, Memphis! It’s finally feeling like fall outside – just in time for Graceland to flip with switch on Elvis’ Christmas light display. Plus, we have details on a couple of autumn-themed parties, plenty of basketball, and more to keep you busy in The Week Ahead…

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EVENTS

Memphis Jewish Community Center will host journalist Chanan Tigay, discussing his book “The Lost Book of Moses: The Hunt for the World’s Oldest Bible,” Monday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m. at MJCC, 6560 Poplar Ave. The talk is part of the Jewish Literary and Cultural Arts Festival. Visit jccmemphis.org/LitFest for tickets and a festival schedule.

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Health Care Expert: '100 Percent Certainty' Things Will Change

It’s way too soon to tell. That’s the message Group Benefits LLC has sent to clients in response to phone calls and messages that were pouring in after Donald Trump’s surprise win in the presidential election.

New Home Sales in Shelby County Setting Price Records

Memphis and Shelby County’s new home sales prices continue to climb. The average sales price of $319,357 in the third quarter marked the highest on record, amounting to a 6 percent price increase from the average new home sales price of $300,635 in Q3 2015.

THE MEMPHIS NEWS

After The Vote

How Clinton-Trump informs our local politics going forward

If you stood in certain places during the last days of the 2016 campaign in Memphis you could see the 2018 elections even if you couldn’t see Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s national victory over Democratic contender Hillary Clinton.

Editorial: Post-Election Pain, Hope And What Comes Next

The good news is the 2016 presidential election is over. The bad news is it probably didn’t resolve a lot. And the winner now faces a far more formidable challenge – governing.

November 11-17, 2016: This week in Memphis history

2005: Premiere of the movie “Walk the Line” – the film bio of Johnny Cash that was made in Memphis.

LAST WEEK'S MOST POPULAR

Downtown May Get New 12-Story Boutique Hotel

A plan to redevelop the former Tenoke Building into a hotel may be revived several years after a similar idea for the vacant Downtown office high-rise fell through.

Shelby County Vote Count Stalls For Third Presidential Contest

Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump won Tennessee’s 11 electoral votes Tuesday, Nov. 8, in unofficial statewide election returns while Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton carried Shelby County in the popular vote.

Luttrell: Vote No on County Charter Amendment

The Shelby County Home Rule Charter serves Shelby County government the same way that the United States Constitution serves our country and our federal government. Our county charter was carefully written by a special committee of citizens 30 years ago and it has served the people of Shelby County well, putting into place checks and balances and clear lines of accountability that are essential for a fair and efficient government.

Memphis-Based Lab Scales Back Service, Citing Obamacare Effects

A Memphis-based medical testing and research laboratory is changing its business model and suspending its diagnostic testing services partly in response to what it says is the Affordable Care Act’s effect on reimbursement rates.

County Has Lowest Voter Turnout in 12 Years

Voter turnout in Shelby County for the 2016 presidential general election was 59.7 percent, according to unofficial returns posted by the Shelby County Election Commission early Wednesday, Nov. 9. That marks the lowest showing since the 2004 presidential general election, when turnout was 57 percent.

STATEWIDE

Tennessee Rep. Blackburn Named to Trump Transition Panel

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn has been named to the 16-member executive committee of President-elect Donald Trump's transition team.

Haynes Won't Seek Another Term as Tennessee GOP Chairman

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Former state Rep. Ryan Haynes says he won't seek another term as chairman of the Tennessee Republican Party following a tumultuous presidential election cycle.

REGIONAL NEWS

Arkansas Education Board Finalizes Charter School Plans

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – The Arkansas Board of Education has accepted a state panel's approval of a new adult education charter school in Little Rock and a new Haas Hall Academy campus in downtown Rogers.

RETAIL

Penney's Reports 3Q Sales Shortfall, Cuts Outlook

J.C. Penney cut its sales outlook for the year after reporting a surprise decline in a key sales figure for the third quarter as it wrestled with sluggish clothing sales.

TECHNOLOGY

Zuckerberg: 'Crazy' to Say Facebook Influenced Election

NEW YORK (AP) – Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the idea that fake news spread on Facebook influenced the outcome of the U.S. election is "crazy."

FCC Concerned About AT&T Exempting DirecTV From Data Caps

NEW YORK (AP) – Federal regulators say that they are concerned that AT&T's exempting its DirecTV unit from cellphone data caps could hurt competition.

Disney Embraces Streaming as Ratings Sag

NEW YORK (AP) – As more and more people get their favorite TV shows and movies online, Disney is also learning to embrace the stream.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 119 482 10,051
MORTGAGES 119 497 11,811
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 29 82 1,716
BUILDING PERMITS 268 1,056 21,366
BANKRUPTCIES 50 263 6,700
BUSINESS LICENSES 28 151 3,584
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 33 172 4,155
MARRIAGE LICENSES 20 111 2,290

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