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VOL. 129 | NO. 215 | Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Amendments, Wine Dominate Election Day

The last of 2014’s three elections promises to be defined just as much by the questions on the ballot as it is by the choices among candidates.

Art Introduction

Cooper-Young’s Art Factory opens process to public

The Art Factory in Cooper-Young is preparing to throw open its doors later this week for an open studio night that will introduce the public to the artists and artisans there hard at work on their craft – and also give a peek inside the creative process.

International Paper Posts Third-Quarter Profit

Memphis-based International Paper reported third-quarter net earnings of $355 million, $27 million less than the quarter a year ago but $194 million more than the second quarter of 2014.

Investment Group Buying Varsity Brands

A private equity firm is in the process of leading an acquisition of Memphis-based Varsity Brands.

Haslam Reaches End of Campaign Trail in Memphis

On his last campaign event on the last full day of the 2014 campaign season, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam was surrounded by whimsy and cookies in a decidedly pink East Memphis shop.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
34.0°F
Fair
Wind: Northeast at 5.8 mph
Humidity: 67%

EVENTS

Memphis Reads, the citywide community reading program, will host Dinaw Mengestu, author of Memphis Reads selection “The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears” Tuesday, Nov. 4, for a reading at 5:30 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. Mengestu will also speak at 8 p.m. at the University Theater on the Christian Brothers University campus, 650 East Parkway S. Both events are free. Visit cbu.edu.

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Midtown Success Highlights Commercial Real Estate Growth

Loeb Properties Inc. plans to build on the momentum it has created at Overton Square while turning its attention to other parts of Midtown.

Fred's Taps New CEO

Memphis-based Fred’s Inc. has shuffled its executive ranks, tapping executive vice president and chief financial officer Jerry Shore as its new CEO following CEO Bruce Efird giving his resignation to the company’s board.

Midterm Election Turnout Higher

What most voters are likely to notice about the Tuesday, Nov. 4, election ballot in Shelby County is how much shorter it is than the August ballot.

Inclinator Remains Elusive at The Pyramid

In the 23 years since The Pyramid was built and opened as an arena, some of the frustrations of developing the building for more than one use remain.

Local Ebola Response Rolls With Changes

The medical and public health response to Ebola has changed since the disease came to America because the science around the disease has changed in that time, says the infectious disease consultant to Baptist Memorial Health Care.

Council to Vote on New Pension Proposal

Memphis City Council members start all over Tuesday, Nov. 4, in their votes on pension reforms.

Tigers One Win From Bowl Eligibility

It has been six years since the University of Memphis football team played in a bowl. But it’s now just about impossible to imagine that streak extending to seven seasons.

GOVERNMENT AGENDA

November 4 Memphis City Council Agenda

The Memphis City Council will meet Tuesday, Nov. 4, at 3:30 p.m. in the Council chambers in City Hall, 125 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for an agenda.

REAL ESTATE RECAP

Midtown Cash Saver Property Sells for $5.3 Million

1620 Madison Ave., Memphis TN 38104, Sale Amount: $5.3 million -
The Cash Saver property on Madison Avenue in Midtown has been sold for $5.3 million.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Year-End Giving: It’s Not Too Late

Crazy as it seems, 2015 is knocking at the door. Yes, we still need to celebrate Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year’s Eve. But, really, 2015 is almost here. And the question is: How is your nonprofit fundraising?

Tuesday or Sunday: Settling the Airfare Debate

For years I’ve been asked, “What’s the best day to book airfare,” and for years I’ve answered Tuesday.

STATEWIDE

Killer of Comic 'Stringbean' Being Released

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The killer of Grand Ole Opry and "Hee Haw" comic David "Stringbean" Akeman and his wife, Estelle, is being released from prison after spending 40 years behind bars.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Lower Gas Prices Boost US SUV Sales in October

DETROIT (AP) – Falling gas prices improved buyers' moods and boosted sales of SUVs and trucks in October.

Sears, Kmart Add Thanksgiving Shopping Hours

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) – Sears and Kmart say they will open on Thanksgiving day again this year with extended hours to draw shoppers.

Midterm Elections Carry High Stakes for US Economy

WASHINGTON (AP) – The midterm slugfest for control of the U.S. Senate could have far-reaching effects on the economy.

TECHNOLOGY

Skip Check-In; Latest Hotel Room Key is Your Phone

NEW YORK (AP) – Hotels don't want guests to have to linger at the front desk – or even stop by at all.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 115 270 19,843
MORTGAGES 141 311 23,225
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 35 83 8,387
BUILDING PERMITS 0 338 40,366
BANKRUPTCIES 74 196 13,300
BUSINESS LICENSES 25 48 6,185
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 40 125 13,120
MARRIAGE LICENSES 15 73 4,915

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