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VOL. 131 | NO. 64 | Wednesday, March 30, 2016

$6.5 Million Permit Filed for Malco Theater Downtown

Central Station’s planned seven-screen movie theater is moving forward.

Amended De-Annexation Bill Up for Key State Senate Committee Vote

A de-annexation bill that takes in the whole state has a key state Senate committee vote set for Wednesday, March 30, after senators made some significant changes to the proposal Tuesday in committee.

Buckman Performing Arts Center Becomes Community Gem

It was 25 years ago that singer-songwriter Marc Cohn released his debut album that included the song for which he’s most known, “Walking in Memphis.”

Mud Island Proposals Advance to More Scrutiny

The two finalists working with a Riverfront Development Corp. committee to redevelop Mud Island River Park will have their plans further reviewed by the administration of Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland.

Indie Memphis Expanding to East Memphis and Collierville

Expansion seems to be the name of the game for the Indie Memphis Film Festival, which comes back in November for its 19th annual celebration of film and filmmakers.

Local Weather
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EVENTS

Tennessee Health Management will hold a grand opening for the Behavioral Healthcare Center at Memphis, a geriatric psychiatric facility specializing in the care of seniors 65 and older, on Wednesday, March 30, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the campus of Harbor View Nursing Home, 1505 N. Second St. A ribbon cutting will be followed by tours. Visit thmgt.com/bhc-memphis for details.

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Last Word: Encore In D, A Bus Every 10 Minutes and Marc Cohn in Memphis

Encore in Nashville.

Consultant: Rapid Transit Route Would Be a Boon for MATA

The Memphis Area Transit Authority is throwing its weight behind a new route that would connect Downtown to the University of Memphis area with a bus every 10 minutes.

Term Limits Referendum Loses Second of Three Rounds

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.

SPORTS

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.

NEWSMAKERS

Levy Dermatology Adds Danielle Levine

Dr. Danielle Levine has joined Levy Dermatology as a dermatologist from Harvard Medical School, where she ran high-risk skin cancer, melanoma, surgery and cosmetic clinics. Levine brings expertise in skin cancer detection and treatment, as well as minimally invasive techniques for facial and body rejuvenation.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Is Distraction Crushing Your Growth Potential?

Business owners, marketing professionals and sales professionals – those that carry perhaps the greatest responsibility for driving company growth – are collectively facing a potentially catastrophic time epidemic.

Making Friends with Technology

There’s an elephant in the room. It’s something we’re talking about, but not really getting to the heart of. The elephant is our relationship with technology.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Haslam Seeks $12M for 'Nashville,' 'Million Dollar Quartet'

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam is proposing to spend $8 million to keep the ABC television show "Nashville" in the Tennessee capital.

GOP Lawmaker Questions Haslam's Secret $30M Development Deal

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A state senator on Tuesday questioned fellow Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to earmark $30 million for an undisclosed economic development project in Tennessee.

House OKs Increasing Penalties for Texting While Driving

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The state House has narrowly passed a bill to increase penalties for texting while driving in Tennessee.

Bill to Cap Liquor Store Ownership Headed to Haslam's Desk

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The House passed a bill Monday to impose a cap on liquor store ownership in Tennessee, sending the measure that some Republicans derided as contrary to free market principles to Gov. Bill Haslam's desk.

New Haslam Spending Proposed for Roads, TennCare, Schools

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Republican Gov. Bill Haslam on Monday proposed new spending on Tennessee roads, TennCare and schools.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

FTC Sues VW Over False 'Clean Diesel' Advertising Claims

WASHINGTON (AP) – A federal consumer watchdog sued Volkswagen on Tuesday, charging the company made false claims in commercials promoting its "Clean Diesel" vehicles as environmentally friendly.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Yellen Stresses That Fed Foresees Gradual Pace of Rate Hikes

NEW YORK (AP) – Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday that the Fed still envisions only a gradual pace of interest rate increases in light of global pressures that could affect the U.S. economy.

Tied 4-4 After Scalia's Death, High Court Gives Unions A Win

WASHINGTON (AP) – In the clearest sign yet of the impact of Justice Antonin Scalia's death, U.S. labor unions scored a major victory Tuesday with a tie vote in a high-profile Supreme Court case they had once seemed all but certain to lose.

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