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VOL. 131 | NO. 29 | Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Former President Clinton to Campaign in Whitehaven

Former President Bill Clinton will be in Memphis Thursday, Feb. 11, to campaign for his wife, Democratic presidential contender and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Hardy ‘Energized’ by Women’s Business Issues

Women in the business world touch all of Memphis’ key sectors, but even in leadership roles they still run up against doubt and discrediting from their peers.

Film Fatales: Female Directors Unite to Create Opportunities

As a child Memphis filmmaker Rachel M. Taylor imagined that she’d grow up and direct a Star Wars-caliber movie. She didn’t realize back then that her ambition would carry her into an industry where the DNA still skews predominantly pale and male.

Early Voting Opens in Tennessee Presidential Primaries

Tennesseans can begin casting their ballots in the presidential primaries on Wednesday, Feb. 10, the day after the votes were counted in New Hampshire on the political road to the summer conventions.

McQueen Defends TNReady Tests Following Delays

When school systems across the state began logging onto the state of Tennessee’s site for the first wave of TNReady math and language arts achievement tests Monday, Feb. 8, the network that connected all of those local servers was “saturated” doing other things, according to state education officials.

Local Weather
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EVENTS

Central Defense Staffing will host a recruitment event Wednesday, Feb. 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 6084 Apple Tree Drive, suite 10. CDS is seeking to fill positions for all shifts at various accounts in Memphis and North Mississippi. Applicants must bring two forms of ID and be able to pass drug screening and background checks. Visit centraldefensestaffing.com or call 901-473-6385, ext. 400.

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Last Word: Early Voting Begins, Marc Gasol's Right Foot and TNReady's Problem

Trump and Sanders win big in New Hampshire with a Republican scramble for second the only matter to be decided in the nation’s first Presidential primaries. That as the road to Tennessee begins to see some traffic in the distance.

Hattiloo Theatre to Expand With Development Center

Hattiloo Theatre is expanding with a $750,000 addition 18 months after the black repertory theater company opened in Overton Square.

Roland Passes on 8th District Congressional Bid

Shelby County Commission chairman Terry Roland will not be running in the Republican primary for the 8th Congressional District in August.

SPORTS

Gasol Just Did What We Really Wanted -- Played

We want our pro athletes tough and, if possible, indestructible.

Memphis Football Schedule Includes 7 Home Games

Mike Norvell’s first season as University of Memphis head football coach will begin with a Sept. 3 game vs. Southeast Missouri State at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, feature three TV games on the ESPN family of networks, and an Oct. 1 trip to Oxford to play Ole Miss.

NEWSMAKERS

Murphy Joins Paragon’s Aircraft Lending

Ronald Murphy has joined Paragon Bank as vice president, aircraft lending. Murphy – who worked at Paragon from 2005 to 2008 as senior vice president, aircraft lending – will originate and service aircraft loans for the bank by developing relationships with dealers, brokers and end users of business aircraft.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

For the Love Of Work

I must confess: Valentine’s Day is very possibly my favorite holiday. Despite being overly commercialized, it’s what you make it, and that’s what I like. There are few expectations from family and friends. You can choose to ignore it, go all out, or find a comfortable space in between. And the best part is it’s about love and gratitude.

Crises Happen; Defend Your Company

You likely haven’t gotten to where you are today with a “head in the sand” approach to managing your business. When it comes to crisis communications, busy executives sometimes neglect to plan against all that could go wrong.

STATEWIDE

Ex-Exec of Haslam-Owned Chain Pleads Not Guilty to Fraud

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The former president of the truck stop chain owned by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to participating in a conspiracy to defraud customers.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

US Businesses Post More Open Jobs; Quits Rise to 9-Year High

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. companies advertised more available jobs in December and more Americans quit, trends that could lift wages in the coming months.

Monsanto Pays $80 Million to Settle Accounting Charges

Monsanto will pay an $80 million penalty and several executives will pay smaller amounts to settle federal allegations that the agribusiness giant misstated its earnings by not properly disclosing the costs of a rebate program for its Roundup weed-killer.

Electrolux Gives Up Tax Breaks to Expand North American HQ

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Appliance-maker Electrolux is backtracking from plans announced two years ago to expand its North American headquarters in Charlotte and add more than 800 jobs.

US ECONOMY

Energy Agency Says Gasoline Will Average Under $2 In 2016

For the first time since 2004, U.S. drivers are expected to pay an average of less than $2 a gallon for gasoline, the government said Tuesday.

Grizz Lose 2nd-Straight OT Game and Gasol to Foot Injury

As images go, it doesn’t get much worse than seeing center Marc Gasol being helped off the court, forward Jeff Green inadvertently tapping in a shot for the other team at the buzzer to send the game into overtime, and former Grizzly Ed Davis doing the kind of work that inspired praise from Portland coach Terry Stotts.

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