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VOL. 131 | NO. 63 | Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Grizzlies Have No Answers for Machine That Is The Spurs

To find 31 point and 13 rebounds in the Grizzlies’ locker room, you would have had to gather two or three players together. But in the locker room of the San Antonio Spurs, all those points and rebounds were in one place, in the person of forward LaMarcus Aldridge after the Spurs had defeated the Grizzlies 101-87 on Monday, March 28 at FedExForum.

New Music Festival Coming to Shelby Farms in September

The Shelby Farms Park Conservancy and David Porter's The Consortium Memphis Music Town group are teaming up to put on a three-day, lakeside music festival at Shelby Farms Park in September on the park's new event stage.

Lifting Term Limits Referendum Loses Second Round Before County Commission

For a second time in three weeks, an ordinance to put a referendum on the August ballot to do away with county government term limits failed to get seven votes on the Shelby County Commission.

RDC Doubles Down With Two Mud Island Finalists

A working group of the Riverfront Development Corporation is recommending that the city and a new subcommittee of the RDC work with both of the finalists it has selected to run Mud Island River Park.

SweetBio Reaches $1 Million in Secondary Funding

The dust has settled after New Orleans Entrepreneurship Week, and several Memphis startups have returned home as winners.

Local Weather
Memphis, TN
Partly Cloudy
Wind: Southwest at 5.8 mph
Humidity: 47%


Memphis Botanic Garden will kick off the 2016 Vine to Wine tasting series with “World of Wines” on Tuesday, March 29, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at MBG, 750 Cherry Road. Each event features eight wines, beers or cocktails and light hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $30 for members and $45 for nonmembers. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com..

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Last Word: Back to Nashville, Dentistry & Genomes and Living The Fable

The Memphis traffic is again heavy on the Interstate to Nashville as the Senate state and local government committee meets Tuesday to pick up where it left off with the still-forming version the upper chamber is crafting of the de-annexation bill.

Compass Lab Services Hires 62 From Bankrupt Atherotech

Memphis-based Compass Laboratory Services has hired much of the workforce of a Birmingham, Ala., cardiology lab company that recently filed bankruptcy.

Amendments Cloud Issue of De-Annexation

Tennessee state senators go back to work Tuesday, March 29, in Nashville on a modified de-annexation bill.

Innovation Firm Puts ‘Little Bird’ on Companies’ Shoulder

When Zack Perry and Nicole Heckman were kicking around names for the innovation consultancy they launched a little more than a year ago, they focused on the way they wanted to help bring change to organizations.

Tigers Sports Notebook: Woodson to Transfer, Football Team Works Out in Pads

As is often the case these days, news of a player’s intention to transfer was delivered by the player himself via social media. So it was that Avery Woodson informed all, through a post on Twitter, that he would be leaving the University of Memphis basketball program.


Angel Care Clinic Takes Holistic Approach to Treating Animals

Dr. Kathy Mitchener’s philosophy on treating animals is pretty simple. More than just treating an illness or pain, she believes in a holistic approach to medical care.


Lip Service or Real Metamorphosis?

When we get called into a company it is often because a very expensive innovation effort failed.

Wearing Many Hats is Not Bad

“We wear a lot of hats around here.” This is a common refrain at many small and medium-sized nonprofits. It’s even true amongst larger nonprofits that are under-resourced.

Take a Look at What You’re Not Doing

What are we NOT doing? Not long after I was hired at Obsidian, I was passing another recently hired team member in the hall, and I asked him how he was adjusting to the new job. He said, “I just keep thinking, ‘What am I not doing?’” At that moment, I thought, “What a great question!”


Tennessee Legislation Would Seal Police Body Cam Footage

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A proposal that would seal police body camera footage from the public is gaining traction in the legislature as open records and civil rights advocates cry foul.


Feds: Risk of 2016 Quake Increases, Including on New Madrid

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal scientists say the chance of damaging earthquakes hitting east of the Rockies has increased significantly, much of it a man-made byproduct of drilling for energy. Oklahoma now has a 1 in 8 chance of damaging quakes in 2016, surpassing California as the state with the highest probability.


Survey: Economists More Pessimistic On Growth This Year

NEW YORK (AP) – Business economists are more pessimistic, predicting weaker growth in corporate profit and the economy than they were late last year, a survey found.

US Consumer Spending Posts Scant February Increase

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. consumers barely increased their spending in February and spent less in January than the government had earlier estimated. The pullback led some analysts to downgrade their expectations for the economy's growth during the January-March quarter.


Number of Contracts to Buy Homes at Highest Point Since July

WASHINGTON (AP) – More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in February, with purchases surging in the Midwest ahead of the traditional spring buying season.


Federal Officials, Advocates Push Pill-Tracking Databases

WASHINGTON (AP) – The nation's top health officials are stepping up calls to require doctors to log in to pill-tracking databases before prescribing painkillers and other high-risk drugs.

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