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VOL. 133 | NO. 36 | Monday, February 19, 2018

St. Jude Announces $412 Million Advanced Research Center

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is breaking ground this spring at its Downtown campus on a $412 million, 625,000 square foot advanced research center, a major piece of the hospital’s ongoing $1 billion capital expansion.

Harris Proposes Bill To Fund Pre-K with Sunday Wine Sales Revenue

State tax revenue from allowing the Sunday sale of wine in grocery stores and supermarkets and other stores could be used to fund prekindergarten access for low income families.

Week Ahead: Feb.19-25

It seems the only thing consistent about this hot again, cold again weather is the rain. As we enter another week of the waning winter, there are plenty of events to keep you entertained. But don’t forget the umbrellas, Memphis!

Indie Memphis Launching Black Filmmaker Residency

Indie Memphis is launching a two-month, Memphis-based Black Filmmaker Residency for Screenwriting, supported by the “Remembering George Riley at MLK50 Campaign.”

County Primary Ballot Includes Partisan Match-Ups, Automatic Wins

Two Democratic county commissioners effectively won re-election to new terms of office at the Thursday, Feb. 15, filing deadline for candidates on the May 1 county primary ballot. And a third faces independent opposition in the August county general election.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
94.0°F
Mostly Cloudy
Wind: North at 9.2 mph
Humidity: 46%

EVENTS

Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, Feb. 21, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Pinot’s Palette, 8225 Dexter Road, suite 103. David Althizer of SOS Systems Inc. will present “Keeping Your Computer Safe in 2018.” Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.com.

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Around Memphis: Feb. 19, 2018

The Daily News offers a weekly roundup of Memphis-related headlines from around the web, adding context and new perspectives to the original content we produce on a daily basis. Here are some recent stories worth checking out...

Last Word: Looking In The Lookout, Women in Business and The Race for Governor

What would bring a Memphian on his own to The Lookout – the restaurant and bar at the top of the Pyramid? The view, of course. So after the obligatory walk outside to the views south along the riverfront and west across the river, I settled in Sunday for the view from within. I lined up with both of the tree stumps in the round fish tank in the center of the Pyramid’s apex, a steampunk frog watching from above.

SPORTS

Redbirds, Stubby Clapp to Begin Preparations for 2018 Baseball Season

On Sunday, Memphis Redbirds manager Stubby Clapp was scheduled to leave for Jupiter, Florida, and the St. Louis Cardinals’ spring training complex.

Turner to Retire From State House

Democratic State Rep. Johnnie Turner will not be seeking re-election to the House this election year, she announced Friday, Feb. 16.

REAL ESTATE RECAP

100 N. Main Owners Buy Additional Property

80, 86, 88 N. Main St., Memphis, TN 38103: Less than a month after the 100 North Main Building was effectively reclaimed by the lender at a foreclosure auction, New York-based real estate firm Townhouse Management Co. affiliate THM Memphis Acquisitions LLC has purchased adjacent parcels. -
 The first parcels, located at 86 and 88 N. Main, were purchased from the National Housing Corp. of Memphis for a little more than $1 million, while another parcel, located at 80 N. Main, was purchased from Cynthia Luo for $485,743.

THE MEMPHIS NEWS

Getting to the Top

Self-confidence, hard work, mentors fuel career success

An attorney, a physician and a college president. Three success stories. Three women who made it. They had different challenges, yes, but they also shared obstacles that are ever the same.

Editorial: ‘Time’s Up’ and Promises That Must Be Kept

You know the drill: Meet in the conference room and watch the PowerPoint presentation on the company’s sexual harassment policy. Box checked. Everyone knows the rules; everyone’s been warned. Human resources breathes a sigh of relief.

This Week In Memphis History: February 16-22, 2018

1978: A group of 50 local restaurant owners mail menus to the White House, along with letters opposing plans by President Jimmy Carter to limit business meal deductions in the federal tax code. It is part of a national “menu mail-in” protest by the National Restaurant Association. “If enough people respond, we can convince the president that business luncheons rarely exceed $5, much less the $55 mentioned during the discussion of the ‘three-martini lunch,’” says Herbert Anderton, president of the Memphis Restaurant Association. Meanwhile, Paul and Marti Savarin open Blues Alley Restaurant at 60 S. Front St. The Cotton Row nightspot becomes a home and outpost for such blues all-stars as Little Laura Dukes and Prince Gabe and the Millionaires in the years before the new Beale Street Entertainment District opens.

LAST WEEK'S MOST POPULAR

Equifax Hack Put More Info at Risk Than Consumers Knew

The Equifax data breach exposed more of consumers' personal information than the company first disclosed last year, according to documents given to lawmakers.

100 North Main Owner Buys Two Adjacent Parcels

Less than a month after the 100 North Main Building was effectively reclaimed by the lender at a foreclosure auction, New York-based real estate firm Townhouse Management Co. affiliate THM Memphis Acquisitions LLC has purchased two adjacent parcels.

Paint Memphis Painted Over

City public works crews painted over more murals on Lamar Avenue than they were supposed to this week as the controversy over the Paint Memphis murals surfaced again.

Dixon Hughes Goodman Taps New Managing Partner

Buddy Dearman’s new role at accounting firm Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP is as much about cars and automobile dealerships, and the entrepreneurs behind them, as it is about numbers on a spreadsheet.

Denver Real Estate Company Buys Prime Land in East Memphis

Denver, Colorado-based Confluent Development has purchased a prime parcel of vacant land in the Poplar/Interstate 240 corridor.

US NEWS

FBI Says It Failed to Investigate Tip on Florida Suspect

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The FBI received a tip last month that the suspect in the Florida school shooting had a "desire to kill" and access to guns and could be plotting an attack, but agents failed to investigate, the agency said Friday. Florida Gov. Rick Scott called for the FBI's director to resign because of the missteps.

STATEWIDE

Judge Orders Ex-Pilot Flying J President on House Arrest

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A judge says the ex-president of the Pilot Flying J truck stop chain must wear an electronic monitoring device and be placed on house arrest while he awaits sentencing on his conspiracy and fraud conviction.

Gibson Says Small Guitar Maker Copied Trademarked Designs

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The Gibson guitar company has demanded that a small Maine company stop selling two of its models, claiming that they infringe on trademarked designs.

REGIONAL NEWS

The Latest: Judge Tosses Challenge to Arkansas' Dicamba Ban

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on Monsanto's effort to overturn Arkansas' ban on its dicamba weed-killer (all times local):

Analysis: Plan Tries to Slow Brain Drain From Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi has a bright-lights-big-city problem, with a significant numbers of college graduates earning their degrees in this mostly rural state and then departing for bigger paychecks and expanded cultural opportunities in Atlanta, Dallas, Nashville and beyond.

Facing $1B Suit, Utility Seeks to Curb Attorney General

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Facing a $1 billion-plus lawsuit, Mississippi's largest private electrical utility wants to curb the state's attorney general power to sue.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Magazine Obtains Ex-Playmate's Notes on Alleged Trump Affair

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump had a nine-month extramarital affair with the 1998 Playboy Playmate of the year beginning in 2006, showing the woman his wife's bedroom in Trump Tower and bringing her to his private bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel, according to the woman's eight-page, handwritten account of the relationship obtained by The New Yorker magazine.

The Latest: Facebook to Work With FBI, Boost Security

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the indictments in the special counsel's Russia probe (all times local):

GOVERNMENT & POLITICS

Romney Makes It Official: He's Running for Utah Senate Seat

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is running for a Utah Senate seat, officially launching his political comeback attempt Friday by praising his adopted home state as a model for an acrimonious national government in Washington.

FBI Says It Failed to Investigate Tip on Florida Suspect

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The FBI received a tip last month that the suspect in the Florida school shooting had a "desire to kill" and access to guns and could be plotting an attack, but agents failed to investigate, the agency said Friday. Florida Gov. Rick Scott called for the FBI's director to resign because of the missteps.

FBI Says It Failed to Investigate Tip on Florida Suspect

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The FBI received a tip last month that the suspect in the Florida school shooting had a "desire to kill" and access to guns and could be plotting an attack, but agents failed to investigate, the agency said Friday. Florida Gov. Rick Scott called for the FBI's director to resign because of the missteps.

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PROPERTY SALES 96 173 11,698
MORTGAGES 95 174 13,601
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 19 19 1,877
BUILDING PERMITS 291 387 24,551
BANKRUPTCIES 65 118 7,591
BUSINESS LICENSES 29 60 3,972
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 35 84 4,765
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