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VOL. 130 | NO. 218 | Monday, November 9, 2015

The Week Ahead: Nov. 9, 2015

How was your weekend, Memphis? Here’s our weekly rundown of local happenings you need to know about, from revenge on the Warriors to crime reduction through urban planning…

Crosstown Developer: Complicated Projects Can Be Transformative

The Memphis-area commercial real estate market continues to trend upward, industry leaders say. All asset classes are trending toward pre-Recession levels, and Memphis is taking on more complicated projects like the Crosstown Concourse redevelopment.

St. Jude to Invest $9B in Hospital, Fundraising Arm in Major Expansion

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and its affiliated fundraising arm ALSAC are on the precipice of a major expansion in Memphis that represents almost $9 billion in investment between the two entities.

Enoble Business Capital Commits to Expand Funding to Memphis Businesses

As the conference room was filling up last week inside the newly opened East Memphis headquarters of Enoble Business Capital, which the company spent $10 million to renovate, the lights eventually dimmed.

Memphis Democratic Committee Calls For City Primaries

There weren’t any party designations on the Oct. 8 Memphis election ballot, yet some local Democratic party leaders say their party lost in the set of 15 races.

Local Weather
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EVENTS

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network will host the Quality of Life and Palliative Care Policy Forum on Tuesday, Nov. 10, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Memphis Bioworks Foundation, 20 Dudley St. The forum will discuss the impact of public policy on patient quality-of-life issues in Tennessee. Cost is free. RSVP at acscan.org or email lynn.williams@cancer.org.

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Zambezi Hippo Exhibit Caps Generation of Zoo Plans, Launches Another

Sandblasting, painting rondavels and plotting a FedEx flight out of Durban, South Africa, for a quartet of 850-pound crocodiles is the order of the day at the Memphis Zoo.

ULI’s Final Fairgrounds Report Adds Parking Details

The final report from an Urban Land Institute panel that visited the Mid-South Fairgrounds in June has more to say about parking challenges and scenarios.

THE MEMPHIS NEWS

The Haven

The success of Whitehaven High School and how to spread it

It’s not hard to find remnants of Whitehaven’s past in a drive down Elvis Presley Boulevard, but none of those reminders are as vivid as the 122-year-old Whitehaven High School.

MEMPHIS AREA

Lawyers for Stewart's Family Want Special Prosecutor

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The top prosecutor in Memphis took more than two months to review an 800-page investigative report by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation on the shooting death of a black teen by a white police officer. Then she recommended that a grand jury charge the policeman with voluntary manslaughter.

STATEWIDE

Actor-Politician Fred Thompson Remembered for Wit, Sincerity

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former senator and actor Fred Thompson was remembered for his booming voice, sense of humor and sincerity at a public memorial Friday.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Burst of Hiring: US Employers Added 271,000 Jobs in October

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. hiring roared back in October after two weak months, with employers adding a robust 271,000 jobs and likely setting the stage for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates next month.

The October US Jobs Report, By the Numbers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The job market boomed in October. Employers added 271,000 jobs, and the unemployment rate fell to 5 percent, the lowest level in seven years.

Killing Keystone XL, Obama Says Pipeline Not in US Interests

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama killed a Canadian energy giant's application to build the Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, declaring the proposed project wouldn't serve U.S. national interests and would have undercut America's global leadership on climate change. The decision capped a seven-year saga that spiraled into one of the biggest environmental flashpoints of Obama's presidency.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 0 331 19,904
MORTGAGES 0 391 23,305
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 83 8,387
BUILDING PERMITS 0 338 40,366
BANKRUPTCIES 1 232 13,336
BUSINESS LICENSES 0 76 6,213
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 125 13,120
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 94 4,936

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