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VOL. 130 | NO. 79 | Thursday, April 23, 2015

Grizzlies Flexing Playoff Experience

It was a perfectly rational question from the perspective of the person asking it, but a flat-out crazy question if you were Marc Gasol.

Tennessee General Assembly Adjourns for the Year

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee General Assembly adjourned for the year on Wednesday following an often contentious session highlighted by the passage of legislation that would allow handgun-carry permit holders to be armed in any state park, and the failed attempt to make the Bible the official state book.

Beale Panel Faces Conflict-of-Interest Questions

The new city panel that would guide the long-term development and possible expansion of Beale Street isn’t quite ready to begin work yet.

Perfect Timing

New Brooks Museum leader appreciates the power of art

She’s new here, both as a resident of the city and as the executive director of the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art.

Memphis Ad Agencies Headed to Las Vegas

Twelve Memphis ad agencies are headed to the national level of the American Advertising Awards after bringing home 29 awards at the regional level.

Council Remains Critical of City Plans for State Office Building

The city of Memphis’ information technology department recently signed a new lease for office space at Pembroke Square Downtown.

Shelby County Schools Seeks New Funding for Classroom Investments

The bottom line on the Shelby County Schools budget proposal headed to Shelby County Commissioners is $973.5 million, but the dollar figure commissioners will be considering is $14 million.

Lieberman 'Collects and Curates' for New Design Business

When veteran designer Natalie Lieberman moved back to her native Memphis a little over a year ago from Atlanta – where she worked in hotel design as well as for restaurant design powerhouse Johnson Studio – she soon set about building an enterprise of her own.

Office, Industrial Real Estate Rebounds in First Quarter

In a sure sign that the local economy is in rebound mode, the Memphis-area commercial real estate market is heating up with the industrial and office sectors producing strong gains.


Inflation and Your Plan for the Future

Ray’s take: Inflation is one of the financial facts of life. You cannot control it, and you do not know what it will be in the future. Inflation is a silent thief.

Eli’s Coming

“Once again, as Eli swung around the dark trees and onto the lawn, the children fled.” – Philip Roth, in “Eli, the Fanatic” (1959).

Biblical Lessons Lost in Lack of Health Care Debate

Tennessee’s legislators spent hours this session arguing over guns and whether to pass a law making the Bible the state book of Tennessee.


Lawmakers Mull Move Into Building Once Set to be Razed

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee lawmakers are mulling a move out of their underground office complex to a building next to the Capitol that until recently was designated for demolition.

Bill Passes That Allows Jurors to See In-Life Photographs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee legislature has passed a bill that would allow jurors to see photographs of murder victims when they were still alive.

Senate OKs Ending Motorcycle Helmet Requirement for Parades

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Senate has voted to allow Tennessee motorcyclists to ride without helmets in parades or funerals.

House Panel Defeats Bill to Ban Booze Sales After 3rd DUI

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A House panel has defeated a proposal to ban alcohol sales to people with three or more drunken driving convictions.


US Home Sales Bounced Back in March, But Can the Gain Last?

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. home sales bloomed in March after a brutal winter, a sign of possible newfound momentum for housing.


Google Wireless Phone Service Challenges Major Carriers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Google is offering a wireless phone service designed to pressure major carriers such as AT&T and Verizon Wireless into lowering their prices.

CDC Using New Technology to Track Listeria Illnesses

WASHINGTON (AP) – The government is relying on new technology and a bit of luck to track a listeria outbreak linked to Blue Bell ice cream products.

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