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VOL. 130 | NO. 74 | Thursday, April 16, 2015

Memphis Airport Inks Partnership With Grizzlies, Tony Allen

Memphis International Airport is ready for a little grit-n-grind.

Memphis Moves Closer to Downtown Building Purchase

The state of Tennessee may have moved out, but the city of Memphis could be moving in.

Gasol Keeps Grizzlies at Home for Game 1 of Playoffs

Why not make Fan Appreciation Night simple?

No Place Like Home

33rd annual Memphis in May Triathlon returns to Millington

The 33rd annual Memphis in May Triathlon Weekend is again a little closer to truth in advertising.

Heritage Trail Redevelopment Plan Resurfaces

A long-delayed city plan to remake a large swath of Downtown’s southern end appears to be making a comeback.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
89.0°F
Mostly Cloudy
Wind: Southwest at 9.2 mph
Humidity: 61%

EVENTS

DeNeuville Learning Center will host a 17th anniversary open house and reception Thursday, April 16, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at its facility, 190 S. Cooper St. The event will include light hors d’oeuvres and wine, displays by local female artists and art by DLC students. Visit deneu-villecenter.org.

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New Shop Preparing to 'Fall Into Place' on Broad Avenue

Last summer, Mary Claire White spent time checking out the growing Broad Avenue neighborhood – walking the street, absorbing the activity around the shops and restaurants and even introducing herself to all the shop owners, telling them about an idea she had.

Lakeland Election Decides New School’s Fate

If every voter in Lakeland votes in the Thursday, April 16, school bond issue referendum, it will be fewer than 9,000 citizens.

Blended Learning Program Nabs $2.6 Million Grant

A new Shelby County Schools’ program got a boost Tuesday, April 9, with the announcement that the Plough Foundation has approved a $2.6 million grant to fund “blended learning” in eight Innovation Zone schools.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Estate Planning and Your Collectibles

Ray's take: We’ve all heard those stories about someone inheriting Great Aunt Matilda’s Avon bottle collection and having no idea what to do with it. But the collection meant something to Aunt Matilda. She could have planned differently for her collection and it might have found a home with someone (or somewhere) who loved it.

An ‘Epiphany’ for Legislators on In-State Tuition

Tina Sharma grew up in Tennessee, graduated from Martin Luther King High School in Nashville and enrolled at Belmont University. She calls the Volunteer State home.

Split-Second W Nails Record

“Done! Done!” That’s what I heard, almost simultaneously, as 300 voices cheered, 300 voices groaned, and 600 people stood and applauded. Including me, there on the front row in the Stamford, Conn., Marriott ballroom, venue of the 2015 American Crossword Puzzle Tournament.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Tennessee Senate Passes 48-Hour Waiting-Period Abortion Bill

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Women would have to wait 48 hours before an abortion, under legislation approved by the Senate on Wednesday after lawmakers rejected an amendment to exempt cases of rape or incest.

Tennessee House Votes to Name Bible as Official Book

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee state House ignored serious constitutional concerns – and the wishes of Republican leaders in Statehouse – in voting to make the holy Bible the official state book.

Lawyers: AG Opinion Bars Felons From Having Antique Guns

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee attorney general's office appears to have changed its position on whether felons can legally possess antique guns.

Bill to Do Away With Tennessee Helmet Requirement Shelved

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A proposal to do away with Tennessee's motorcycle helmet requirement has been shelved for the year.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Consumers Buying More Organic Products, Despite High Prices

WASHINGTON (AP) – The higher price of organic foods and other products doesn't seem to be deterring consumers: Sales jumped 11 percent last year, an industry report says.

'Entopreneurs' Feed Growing Appetite for Edible Insects

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – They hop. They crawl. They squirm. And they could be coming to a dinner plate near you.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Congress OKs Bill Reshaping Medicare Doctors' Fees

WASHINGTON (AP) – Conservatives hated that it's expected to swell federal deficits over the coming decade. Liberals complained that it shortchanged health programs for children and women.

REAL ESTATE

US Homebuilders' Outlook for Spring Sales Surges

U.S. homebuilders are feeling more optimistic that sales will perk up in coming months as the spring home-selling season unfolds.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 83 223 16,103
MORTGAGES 62 207 18,599
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 0 323 32,794
BANKRUPTCIES 66 187 10,687
BUSINESS LICENSES 28 86 5,172
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 37 127 11,344
MARRIAGE LICENSES 15 75 3,848

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