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VOL. 129 | NO. 228 | Friday, November 21, 2014

Delta Slashes More Memphis Flights

Delta Air Lines will dramatically reduce service at Memphis International Airport once again, delivering another blow to airline employees, local flyers and airport officials.

Patients Before Profit

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Dedicates New Center

When Hillary Clinton visited St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 20 years ago to dedicate the then new patient care center, she was the first lady.

BankTennessee Celebrates 80 Years in Business

The bank got its start in 1934 as First Federal Savings and Loan Association, founded by a group of local Memphis bankers and businessmen.

Raleigh Egypt High Dropped From ASD List

Raleigh-Egypt High School won’t be joining the state-run Achievement School District next school year.

Wharton Says Southbrook Mall Qualifies For Federal Bonds

The proposed renovation of Southbrook Mall lurched back to life Thursday, Nov. 20, after months off the political radar screen.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
60.0°F
Overcast
Wind: Northwest at 8.1 mph
Humidity: 96%

EVENTS

Downtown Memphis Commission will kick off the holiday season with the Flip-the-Switch tree-lighting party Friday, Nov. 21, at 4:30 p.m. on Beale Street at Rufus Thomas Boulevard. The event will include hot chocolate and donuts, plus special appearances by Jerry Lawler, Grizz and the Claw Crew, the Memphis Grizzline and Santa. Visit downtownmemphis.com.

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Boyle Sees Opportunity in East Memphis

Memphis-based Boyle Investment Co. hopes to break ground next year on a new office building at its Ridgeway Center complex near Poplar Avenue and Shady Grove Road, according to company officials.

Renovations on Tap for AutoZone Park

The Memphis Redbirds are about to launch significant changes to AutoZone Park.

New Daisy Changes Hands at Critical Time for Beale

Three decades is a long enough time on Beale Street for any institution to create its own remarkable life.

SPORTS

Grizz Want NBA to Know They’re the Real Deal

It was early. How else do you define an NBA game played on Nov. 17?

Tigers’ Season Starts as a Hoops Nightmare

The comments on Twitter during the Memphis Tigers’ dreadful season debut against No. 11 Wichita State were shallow, cynical and, yes, spot-on.

Q&A: Bobby McCain, Tigers Senior Defensive Back

Fast Facts: 5-foot-11, 195 pounds; tied for fourth in the American Athletic Conference this season with four interceptions (one a pick-six); has 11 career interceptions; averaging 25.1 yards on 13 kick returns this season; sports management major.

7 Grizzlies Players Dealing With Stomach Virus

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Seven members of the Memphis Grizzlies are dealing with a stomach virus and their status is uncertain for Friday's game with the Boston Celtics.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Holden’s Hat

FINDING MEMPHIS. Last week the Church of the Holy Communion inaugurated a reading group called Words, and enticed an eclectic baker’s dozen of participants with Muddy’s cupcakes. I can’t speak for the rest, but I’ve worked for much less.

Doing Everything Right is Still No Guarantee

I meet people every day who are down on their luck. They’ve applied for job after job online and nothing is clicking. They’ve had a few phone interviews and even an in person interview or two. Their resume seems virtually flawless. They’re actively engaged in LinkendIn and regularly attending networking events.

STATEWIDE

Education Historian Denounces Common Core

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – One of the nation's leading opponents of the education reform movement said Thursday that a public review process the governor has created for Tennessee's Common Core standards can be effective if teachers' ideas are taken seriously.

Tennessee Governor Elected Next RGA Chairman

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has been elected as the next chairman of the Republican Governors Association.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

US Unemployment Aid Applications Fall to 291,000

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits declined slightly last week, suggesting that job gains should remain solid.

Southwest, Pilots Far Apart in Contract Talks

DALLAS (AP) – The union representing pilots at Southwest Airlines has asked federal mediators to help break a two-year stalemate in contract negotiations.

REAL ESTATE

US Home Sales Rise in October

WASHINGTON (AP) – Americans bought homes in October at the briskest pace this year, a sign that the sluggish housing market is turning around.

HEALTH CARE

Soaring Generic Drug Prices Draw Senate Scrutiny

WASHINGTON (AP) – Some low-cost generic drugs that have helped restrain health care costs for decades are seeing unexpected price spikes of up to 8,000 percent, prompting a backlash from patients, pharmacists and now Washington lawmakers.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 31 327 17,870
MORTGAGES 49 409 20,835
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 129 800 36,616
BANKRUPTCIES 51 243 11,925
BUSINESS LICENSES 21 117 5,677
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 41 215 12,248
MARRIAGE LICENSES 29 121 4,478

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