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VOL. 131 | NO. 39 | Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Neil Young, Paul Simon, Modest Mouse Top Beale Street Music Fest Lineup

Neil Young, Beck, Paul Simon, Train and Modest Mouse are among the headliners for the 2016 Beale Street Music Festival, April 29-May 1, in Tom Lee Park.

Luttrell Weighing Congressional Bid

Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell is considering a run for Congress and he expects to make his decision in the next week.

David Lusk Gallery Turns Page in New Space

More than most weeks, David Lusk is especially ready for Friday this week. Eight months after renovation work began, Lusk is ready to host a public celebration officially unveiling his longtime art gallery’s new home at 97 Tillman St. on Feb. 26.

TraVure Development Wins Hard-Fought Approval

After months of dispute and compromise, the Germantown Board of Mayor and Aldermen unanimously approved the 10-acre TraVure planned development.

Extra City Funding for MATA Faces Long Odds

After a year and a half as leader of the Memphis Area Transit Authority, Ron Garrison has emerged with a start on the bus system he wants that won’t cost the city anything more.

Local Weather
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Humidity: 88%

EVENTS

The Orpheum Theatre will screen “Dorothea Lange” on Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. at the Halloran Centre, 225 S. Main St. The screening is part of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers, which runs through April. Admission is $10. Visit orpheum-memphis.com.

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Last Word: Presidential Distractions, Dude Perfect and The Kirby Farm House

When it comes to political surprises, the presidential contenders may be the next group on the ballot locally. But they need to up their game if they are going to hold the attention of Memphis voters.

IBM Team Gathers Data on Memphians’ 911 Use

Six IBM professionals arrived in Memphis on Feb. 22 to gather data and propose solutions to better streamline Memphis’ emergency services in the face of the city’s “health care crisis.”

Former Louisville Mayor To Keynote Memphis Regional Mayors Summit

A council of mayors from the Memphis region will hold a summit in Memphis April 28 that will include the White House director of intergovernmental affairs, who is also a former five-term mayor of Louisville, Ky.

SPORTS

Gasol Has Surgery, Out for Season as Expected

The worst-kept secret in Memphis sports became official with the Grizzlies announcing that after successful right foot surgery last Saturday, center Marc Gasol would miss the rest of the season.

NEWSMAKERS

Duke Takes Reins at Friends for Life

Longtime nonprofit administrator Diane Duke recently took the helm of Friends for Life as its new executive director. In her new role, the Los Angeles native leads and oversees an organization that’s helping those affected by HIV/AIDS through the provision of education, housing, food, transportation and healthy life skills training.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Beyond The Resume

Resume writing can be one of the most frustrating parts of the job search process. Many job seekers focus close to 100 percent of their energy on perfecting their resume. 

Profit from a Growth Mindset

There can be many reasons that a company’s growth stalls – from competitive pressure to a rising cost of goods to the changing needs of the marketplace. The common thread among all of these challenges – and what’s really driving the stall – is the lack of a growth mindset among employees and leadership.

New Year, New Financial You

With the new year now well underway, you might have spent January tackling fitness or organizational goals, but many experts believe the most powerful resolution that you can adopt is to focus on your financial well-being.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Haslam Takes Issue With Lawmakers Ordering Refugee Lawsuit

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam on Tuesday took issue with a move by fellow Republicans in the Legislature to order the state attorney to sue the federal government over the refugee resettlement program in Tennessee.

Haslam Questions Need to Put Cap on Liquor Store Ownership

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Republican Gov. Bill Haslam said Tuesday that he is unsure of the need to restore limits on liquor store ownership that existed before a new state law to allow wine to be sold in supermarkets.

STATEWIDE

Sportscaster's Lawyer Describes Shock Over Nude Photos

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – An attorney for sportscaster and TV personality Erin Andrews told a jury Tuesday that Andrews felt horror, shame and humiliation when she discovered that someone had secretly filmed her nude and posted the video on the Internet.

FINANCIAL

US Bank Earnings Jump 11.9 Percent In 4Q; Loan Losses Up

WASHINGTON (AP) – The impact of plummeting oil prices has shown up in the financial picture of U.S. banks, whose losses from loans increased for the first time in five and half years, according to new government data.

REAL ESTATE

US Home Market: Sales, Prices Up But Not Enough Supply

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. home sales are climbing. Prices are rising, too. So the outlook for the housing market is golden, right?

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Audi Tops Consumer Reports Auto Rankings Despite Cheating

DETROIT (AP) – Audi is the top brand in Consumer Reports' annual rankings despite the fact that its diesels cheated on U.S. emissions tests.

Apple: Feds Want to Circumvent Security on Other Phones, Too

NEW YORK (AP) – Apple is challenging government efforts to overcome encryption on at least 14 electronic devices nationwide in addition to the phone of a San Bernardino, California, shooter, its lawyers say.

Luttrell Weighing Congressional Bid

Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell is considering a run for Congress and he expects to make his decision in the next week.

Neil Young, Paul Simon, Modest Mouse Top Beale Street Music Fest Lineup

Neil Young, Beck, Paul Simon, Train and Modest Mouse are among the headliners for the 2016 Beale Street Music Festival, April 29-May 1, in Tom Lee Park.

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PROPERTY SALES 0 312 16,192
MORTGAGES 0 293 18,685
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 0 655 33,126
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