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VOL. 133 | NO. 40 | Friday, February 23, 2018

Martin to Miss Remainder of Season With Broken Foot

University of Memphis point guard Jeremiah Martin, who was injured in the first half of the Tigers’ win Thursday night over Houston, has a broken foot and will miss the rest of the season.

Realization of ‘Strength in Numbers’ Can Help Women Continue Advancing

The accomplished female panelists at the Women & Business Seminar held by The Daily News Publishing Co. on Thursday, Feb. 22, were living evidence of how much progress there has been for women, even if there are still too many difficult moments.

Tigers Stun No. 23 Houston 91-85

Jeremiah Martin leaves game with injured foot

By all rights, this wasn’t going to be the night the University of Memphis got a signature win over a Top-25 team. Jeremiah Martin, the Tigers’ best player and the leading scorer in the American Athletic Conference, went down with a foot injury in the first half.

EDGE Delays Vote on New Graceland Venue Plan

Elvis Presley Enterprises’ new expansion plans have been put on hold for at least a month after an attorney with the city of Memphis requested the Economic Development Growth Engine for Memphis and Shelby County delay its vote to give the city more time to review the plans.

Sweet Spot

Frost Bake Shop expanding production, retail presence

They nearly gave up, almost put away their pastry bags, their icing pens, their cake molds and shut down operations at home. Short of funds, the family’s prospects looked grim. “It started out really slow,” said Bill Kloos, who was a chef at the time, helping his parents rustle up clients. “There was no capital. No money. They came close to giving up a lot of times.”

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EVENTS

Hattiloo Theatre will perform “Selma: A Musical Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” Friday, Feb. 23, through March 18 at Hattiloo, 37 S. Cooper St. The dramatic musical captures prominent moments such as the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the crossing of the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. Visit hattiloo.org for showtimes and tickets.

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3 Downtown Projects Approved for DMC Grants

Three Downtown commercial infill projects were awarded exterior improvement grants by the Center City Development Corp. Wednesday, Feb. 21.

Last Word: Corker & Blackburn, More Frost and Dale Watson's Move to The Haven

It's possible around City Hall these days to get your RFQs mixed up with your RFPs. And there is a difference in requests for qualifications and requests for proposals. Usually RFQs come before RFPs – but there are exceptions – loopholes. The latest RFQ out of City Hall – album title or t-shirt slogan? – is for the adaptive reuse of the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art.

Zoo Parking Plan Draws Questions, Skepticism

The first audience for the Memphis Zoo parking plan Wednesday, Feb. 21, was tough. The crowd of more than 200 at the Memphis Pink Palace museum, many wearing green “Save The Greensward” T-shirts and some carrying banners with the slogan, expressed some skepticism that the zoo would abide by a ban on parking on the Overton Park Greensward once the new parking area is completed.

Donors Give $2 Million To Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital has established the Trish Ring Endowment for Child Health and Well-Being, thanks to a $2 million gift from Trish and Carl Ring.

Experts to Discuss Record Highs, Lows at Chandler Reports Seminar

Topics ranging from record high average home sale prices to historic low foreclosure numbers will be explored at Chandler Reports’ annual Real Estate Review.

Memphis Issues RFQ For Brooks Museum Reuse

The city of Memphis is looking for developers and planners to find a new use for the 102-year-old Memphis Brooks Museum of Art building in Overton Park.

SPORTS

Grizzlies’ Rookies Ivan Rabb, Kobi Simmons Getting On-The-Job Training

Back in late January, the San Antonio Spurs dropped by FedExForum to give the Grizzlies a 108-85 butt-kicking. But for one young Grizzlies rookie, there was associated value. Because if you’re paying attention, a loss like that is less a trip to the woodshed and more real-time tutoring with a little embarrassment added in so you don’t forget.

Woodruff Settles into Dream Job With Vols

Knoxville native Chris Woodruff was at a crossroads in life when he retired from professional tennis in 2002.

THE PRESS BOX

The NCAA Will Get You, Depending on Who You Are

For decades, Memphis and Louisville were fierce rivals. As opposite as Cardinal red and Tiger blue. If you rooted for Memphis State, you even loved the irony of the Louisville coach’s name: Denny Crum. Yeah, that about said it.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

The Invisible Problem

If we are serious about addressing violence in our community, then we must be courageous enough to acknowledge a pervasive reality that most of us would prefer not to see: Violence often starts inside the home.

Godspeed, Helen. We Were There

A HAPPY DAY AT A FUNERAL. Her name was Helen Larkin. She was a couple of years younger than me when she started at the University of Tennessee and pledged the same sorority my wife did a few years earlier. Two of her three older brothers were in my fraternity there and one of her two sisters was in my high school class. Spring quarter of her freshman year, Helen would become a Little Sister of that fraternity.

Revisiting Your Will

Ray’s Take: The start of a new year is a great time to get out your will and really read it. If you don’t have one, call your attorney today and get one. I do not recommend that you try and do this yourself or through an online program. Most people do not have financial situations that are so specific that you won’t need a lawyer. And oftentimes self-prepared wills are not executed correctly. I have lived through too many disasters of flawed wills to go there.

STATEWIDE

State Senate Speaker, 18 Other Senators Endorse Blackburn

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee's Senate leader and 18 other Republican state senators have endorsed U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn in her U.S. Senate bid.

REGIONAL NEWS

Mississippi Gives Tax Break to Hotel Tied to Trump Company

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi has granted a tax break worth just over $6 million to a hotel developer affiliated with the Trump Organization.

US NEWS

Billy Graham Will Lie in Honor in the US Capitol Rotunda

MONTREAT, N.C. (AP) – The Rev. Billy Graham's body will lie in honor in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda next week, the first time a private citizen has been accorded such recognition since civil rights hero Rosa Parks in 2005.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

So Long, Free Footlongs: Subway to Shake Up Rewards Program

NEW YORK (AP) – Subway is shaking up its loyalty rewards program, giving customers the ability to earn $2 discounts instead of free Footlongs.

Another Former Employee Sues Google Over Issues of Diversity

NEW YORK (AP) – Another former Google employee is suing the tech company over issues of diversity.

Airbnb Unveils New Category of Rentals Rated By Inspectors

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Airbnb is dispatching inspectors to rate some of the properties listed on its home-rental service in an effort to reassure travelers they're booking nice places to stay.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Trump Endorses Raising Minimum Age to 21 for More Weapons

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump on Thursday endorsed a higher minimum age for buying certain rifles and tighter background checks for purchasers, saying "there's nothing more important than protecting our children," amid a public outcry for action after the Florida school shooting.

After a Year, Trump Holds Firm Grip on Conservative Movement

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) – Donald Trump's outsider candidacy rattled the conservative movement. But more than a year into his presidency, the onetime Democrat now holds what seems to be a near-total grip.

LEGAL AFFAIRS

States to Forego Most of $650M Legal Settlement With Takata

DETROIT (AP) – Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. has reached a $650 million deal to settle consumer protection claims from 44 states and Washington, D.C., but only a fraction of the money will be paid due to Takata's financial problems and bankruptcy.

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