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VOL. 131 | NO. 74 | Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Texas Tech's Tubby Smith Strong Possibility for Memphis Head Coach

Texas Tech coach Tubby Smith, whom The Daily News first reported last week as being “in play” for the vacant University of Memphis basketball head coaching position, is now being identified by national college basketball writers as a leading candidate for the job.

Hopson Reviewing School Closing Options

Shelby County Schools superintendent Dorsey Hopson hadn’t planned on proposing any closures for the 2016-2017 academic year after several consecutive years of closing underutilized and underachieving schools.

HEALTH CARE

Regional One Health Pursues HIV Public Awareness Effort

Letters have been going out over the past few weeks to church leaders, beauty shops and other South Memphis businesses, alerting them in part to the colorful new mural that artist Brandon Marshall has painted on the east wall at 960 South Bellevue Blvd.

UTHSC Center for Addictions Created to Save Lives

Back when he was still jumping out of planes as an Army Green Beret, serving alongside some of the nation’s most elite fighters, Daniel Sumrok was also inflating lungs and patching bullet holes. The imperative to save lives was part of the job, and he checked that box repeatedly.

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EVENTS

Memphis Child Advocacy Center will host its annual children’s memorial flag-raising on Wednesday, April 13, at noon on Civic Center Plaza outside Memphis City Hall, 125 N. Main St. The ceremony remembers Shelby County kids who have died as a result of abuse or neglect. Visit memphiscac.org.

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Last Word: Off and Running, Lawson Sticks and Downtown Office Space

Now that you’ve had time to behold the large field of contenders in the Republican primary for the 8th Congressional District – all 13 – they are on the road campaigning on the way to the Aug. 4 election day.

Impact of CDC Opioid Guidelines Will Come With Time

Former Memphian Jennifer Wansley McCarthy of Illinois says she is labeled as a drug abuser and faces ridicule and humiliation on any given day.

Downtown Gets Creative With Office Users

The Downtown Memphis Commission is rebranding Memphis’ urban core to attract millennials and fill in office space vacancies with the next creative firm or startup.

Kustoff Opens Congressional Bid With 15 Stops

Former U.S. Attorney David Kustoff began his campaign for Congress Monday, April 11, with stops in Tipton County and Fayette County as well as East Memphis.

SPORTS

Redbirds Outfielder Tilson Reminds of Cardinals Past

When Charlie Tilson speaks of the big-league players that have impacted him most, he does so with one eye trained on their past and one eye focused on his future.

NCAA Tournament Deal With CBS, Turner Extended Through 2032

NEW YORK (AP) – With eight years left on their deal to broadcast the NCAA Tournament, CBS and Turner are tacking on another eight.

MEMPHIS NEWSMAKERS

Donahoe Named VP at Avison Young

Michael Donahoe has joined commercial real estate firm Avison Young as vice president of its Memphis branch. Donahoe’s main focus will be overseeing all of the firm’s landlord leasing projects in Memphis and the surrounding areas. Toronto-based Avison Young opened the Memphis office in December, marking its third location in Tennessee and its 50th nationally. 

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

The Social Job Seeker

Most of the time, job seeking today feels much more complicated than it did in years past. In addition to your resume, cover letter and business suit, there’s a new layer to consider: social media. Although we often don’t typically think of social media as part of our job search, it can be helpful for both the recruiter and the job seeker.

Aim for the Stars: How to Reach C-Level Decision Makers

Getting a meeting with C-level decision makers is no easy task, but it can be done. As with any true success, it all starts with doing your homework.

MEMPHIS AREA

Woman Sentenced to Prison for Defrauding Disabled Couple

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Federal prosecutors say a West Tennessee woman has been sentenced to three years and five months in prison for defrauding a disabled couple of more than $500,000.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Transgender Bathroom Bill Delayed Amid Financial Questions

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The sponsor of a Tennessee transgender bathroom bill told a Senate committee Tuesday that he has to consider a state attorney general's opinion before going forward. The White House called the proposal "mean-spirited."

Bill Seeks to Halt Gun Carry Permits for Ex-Police With DUIs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – State Rep. Curry Todd, a retired Memphis police officer who has pleaded guilty to drunken driving and gun charges, is speaking out against Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to keep retired law enforcement officers with DUI convictions from being able to carry firearms in public.

Tennessee House Speaker Creating Health Care Task Force

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Republican House Speaker Beth Harwell is creating a task force to propose ways to improve access to health care in Tennessee.

Bill to Let Counselors Deny Services on the Way to Governor

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A Tennessee bill that would allow mental health therapists to turn away patients based on the counselors' religious beliefs and personal principles passed Monday and is on its way to the governor.

Courts Will Make It Easier to Wipe Criminal Records

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee courts are going to make it easier for people who have been arrested but never convicted of a crime to have their criminal records wiped clean.

TECHNOLOGY

Facebook Shows New Ways to Chat, Stream Video

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Facebook says people who use its Messenger chat service will soon be able to order flowers, shop for shoes and talk with a variety of businesses by sending them direct text messages.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 76 145 2,480
MORTGAGES 65 148 3,042
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 16 24 501
BUILDING PERMITS 213 310 5,313
BANKRUPTCIES 43 87 1,866
BUSINESS LICENSES 14 40 936
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 23 52 1,064
MARRIAGE LICENSES 8 21 364

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