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VOL. 131 | NO. 222 | Monday, November 7, 2016

The Week Ahead: November 7-13

Good morning, Memphis! From Tigers and Grizzlies to a party that’ll make you howl, this week is all about the animals – oh, and did we mention there’s an election, too? Check out details on those and other need-to-know happenings in The Week Ahead…

Chandler Parsons Struggles in Debut as Grizzlies Lose to Portland

Chandler Parsons knows what it is to have a hot shooting night. He’s had many in his NBA career and, as you may recall, back in January of 2014 made an NBA-record 10 threes in a half for the Houston Rockets.

Download Your November 8 Sample Ballot

Here is the ballot for the Nov. 8 elections in Shelby County. Polls are open Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Go to www.shelbyvote.com, the Shelby County Election Commission website, to find your Election Day voting location as well as the state legislative districts you will be voting in.

Memphis Legislators Challenge Tennessee Law Banning Polling Place Selfies

On the last day of early voting in Shelby County Thursday, Nov. 3, Democratic state Rep. G. A. Hardaway walked into the early voting site at Glenview Community Center in South Memphis.

Last Word: Pants Suits On the River, Early Vote Numbers & Chandler Parsons' Debut

A busy last weekend for the Presidential campaigns in Shelby County where we have seen neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump in the flesh since the primary campaign season and haven’t even seen their surrogates in the general election campaign.

Local Weather
Memphis, TN
Partly Cloudy
Wind: West at 6.9 mph
Humidity: 68%


Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County will host a volunteer orientation on Monday, Nov. 7, at 6 p.m. at HSMSC, 935 Farm Road. The orientation is the first step to becoming a volunteer for the organization. Visit memphishumane.org or call 901-937-3900 for details.

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Experts: Memphis Competitive on Commercial Real Estate Front

Incentives are an indispensable tool for attracting major corporate tenants to Memphis. Memphis industrial real estate activity is hot, there’s something of a war for office sector talent and there’s been good absorption of multifamily space in Memphis this year.

Memphis International Airport Wins Top Communications Honors

Memphis International Airport was the big awards winner at the Airports Council International-North America national conference in Salt Lake City, Utah this week.

Shelby County Early Vote Tops 242,000

A total of 242,309 citizens, or 42.6 percent of registered voters, cast an early or absentee ballot during the early voting period that ended Thursday, Nov. 3, according to Shelby County Election Commission figures.


Expanding Care

St. Jude CEO talks about 2016, what’s to come

With the arrival of the holiday shopping season, dozens of major retailers – brands from Best Buy to Williams-Sonoma to Brooks Brothers and New York & Co. – as well as the consumers who patronize them will also be turning their attention to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Editorial: St. Jude’s Promise And Expanding Possibilities

Sometimes revolutionary ideas are expressed in small voices.

November 4-10, 2016: This week in Memphis history

2005: Baptist Memorial Hospital comes down in a controlled demolition in which the four wings of the 18-story, 924,000-square-foot reinforced concrete hospital building collapse in a heap of rubble 49 years after the original two wings opened to the public. The other two wings of the structure were added in 1966. Also demolished earlier as part of the project was the adjoining Physicians and Surgeons Building, which had been built in 1912 as the original Baptist Hospital.


Laurelwood Getting $1M Renovation, New Retailers

Laurelwood Shopping Center will undergo a $1 million renovation and is bringing in two new tenants, a local fine gifts retailer and a New York-based clothier.

FedEx Express’ Brown Named To Savoy’s ‘Power 300’ List

Shannon A. Brown, senior vice president and chief human resource/diversity officer at FedEx Express, has been named to Savoy Magazine’s Power 300: 2016 Most Influential Black Corporate Directors list. Brown, who was honored as a member of the BancorpSouth Inc. board of directors, also holds board memberships with several universities and nonprofit organizations in the Mid-South and beyond.

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.

Midtown Kroger Opens With Pedestrian Focus on Busy Union Avenue

The carillon at Idlewild Presbyterian Church played the University of Memphis fight song Wednesday, Nov. 2, as the parking lot of the Midtown Kroger filled with cars. A block away a fire truck’s siren mixed with the church bells as the truck left the Union Avenue fire station to a call.

$92M Graceland Hotel Expected to Be a Catalyst for Whitehaven

The Heartbreak Hotel on Elvis Presley Boulevard was full Wednesday, Oct. 26 – its final night as a hotel.


Mississippi Leaders Seek Medal of Freedom for Medgar Evers

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – All members of Mississippi's congressional delegation are asking the president to bestow the nation's highest peacetime civilian honor on slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers.


Icahn Takes an Even Larger Stake in Herbalife

NEW YORK (AP) – Billionaire Carl Icahn is extending a years-long proxy fight with co-billionaire Bill Ackman, upping his stake in Herbalife yet again.

Starbucks Sees Key Sales Measure Rise, Profit Increase

NEW YORK (AP) – Starbucks reported a 23 percent increase in its fourth-quarter profit Thursday, thanks to rising sales at its coffee shops and benefiting from an extra week in the period.


EU Commission Holds Up DuPont-Dow Merger Review

WASHINGTON (AP) – The EU Commission reviewing the proposed merger of agriculture and chemicals companies DuPont Co. and Dow Chemical has put its work on hold as it waits for more information from the companies.


GM Starts Producing 200-Mile Electric Chevrolet Bolt

ORION TOWNSHIP, Michigan (AP) – It can go more than 200 miles on battery power and it costs less than the average new vehicle in the U.S. But in an era of $2 per gallon gasoline, the Chevrolet Bolt probably won't do a whole lot to shift America from gasoline to electricity.

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