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VOL. 131 | NO. 232 | Monday, November 21, 2016

The Week Ahead: November 21-27

Good morning, Memphis! As you put the finishing touches on your Thanksgiving plans, take a moment to check out what’s happening in The Week Ahead. From honoring Memphians who have fought injustice to supporting local small businesses, there are plenty of ways to celebrate what you’re thankful for in the Bluff City.

Grizzlies Win Fourth Straight, 93-71 over Minnesota

It was like old times. Tony Allen was saying “we hold our hats on the defensive end,” the Grizzlies’ horrendous 3-point shooting didn’t matter, and even a paltry 19 combined points from Mike Conley and Marc Gasol didn’t doom them.

Digital Grocery-Ordering Service Comes to Memphis Dec. 1

The grocery business is one of those retail segments where the experience has stayed pretty uniform and consistent for an extended period of time – and now it’s beginning to change and modernize, all of a sudden and in a big way.

Wyatt Aiken, Accomplished Memphis Commercial Real Estate Broker, Dies

Widely known and highly respected Memphis commercial real estate broker Wyatt Aiken died Friday morning after an extended illness.

Shelby County Sheriff Sued Over Problems With Records System

A class-action lawsuit filed by Just City claims people were held for "unreasonable" lengths of time at the Shelby County Jail after trouble with the new computer records system.

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EVENTS

Stax Museum of American Soul Music will wrap up its Motown Film Series with a screening of “Soul! Featuring Stevie Wonder and Wonderlove” on Monday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. at the museum, 926 E. McLemore Ave. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; admission is pay-what-you-can at the door. Visit staxmuseum.com for details.

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Ballet Memphis’ New Facility Beginning to Take Shape

Ballet Memphis gave an early tour of its new $21 million facility in Overton Square Wednesday, Nov. 16, to highlight some of the features that will be part of the 38,000-square-foot building now under construction.

THE MEMPHIS NEWS

Holiday Decision

Many retailers reverse course and will be closed on Thanksgiving

In recent years the holiday shopping season has been inching back further and further, with some retailers choosing to give up the tradition of being closed on Thanksgiving. But this year public backlash has reached the top of the retail chain, and some big malls and shopping centers are deciding it’s not worth opening on the national holiday.

Editorial: CBU’s Vision Extends Beyond Physical Changes

From East Parkway, the Christian Brothers University campus has looked the same for quite some time, but recent construction and a new master plan are changing that. At the same time, less-visible changes hold great promise for energizing students as well as the community.

November 18-24, 2016: This week in Memphis history

2013: “This is not going to happen without your help.” St. Louis Cardinals chairman and CEO Bill Dewitt Jr. in outlining the basics of a proposal in which the city of Memphis would buy AutoZone Park, home of the Memphis Redbirds AAA baseball team in return for the Cardinals buying the team. The deal, backed by Mayor A C Wharton, was later approved by the Memphis City Council after considerable debate.

LAST WEEK'S MOST POPULAR

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.

CBU Campus Expanding in Several Ways

Christian Brothers University’s campus overhaul includes a new college of education that aims to make the university a major player in the training and development of teachers.

Financial Pros Digest, Analyze Impact of Trump Win

Money managers in Memphis were up late Tuesday night, digesting the impact of Donald Trump’s surprise election win like everybody else, and are still sorting through the impact on markets and stock sectors.

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.

STATEWIDE

Harwell Wins GOP Nomination for New Term as House Speaker

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – House Speaker Beth Harwell on Thursday won the Republican nomination to serve for another two-year term as leader of the lower chamber of the Tennessee General Assembly.

REGIONAL NEWS

Arkansas Lawmakers Weigh Launch Delay, Taxes for Medical Pot

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Arkansas lawmakers are considering delaying the launch of the first medical marijuana program in the Bible Belt as well as an effort to impose taxes on the drug, as they work on legislation for next year's session spelling out how pot would be made available to patients.

Mississippi Joins Fight for Legal Sports Betting

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi and several other states have joined New Jersey's fight to legalize sports betting in a brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court.

AUTO INDUSTRY

Volkswagen to Shed 30,000 Jobs, Cutting Costs After Scandal

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) – Volkswagen announced plans Friday to cut 30,000 jobs in a wide-ranging restructuring of its namesake brand as it tries to recover from a scandal over cars rigged to cheat on diesel emissions tests.

ECONOMY

In Job Growth, Blue States Outpaced Red States in Past Year

WASHINGTON (AP) – States that voted for Hillary Clinton in last week's presidential election reported stronger job growth in the previous year than states that supported Donald Trump, according to data released by the Labor Department Friday.

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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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