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VOL. 130 | NO. 65 | Friday, April 3, 2015

Start Co. Graduates Raise $1 Million in New Capital

Some of the startup teams newly graduated from Start Co. accelerator programs are raking in the investment cash.

King In Context

New generation represents changing tone of civil rights memories

The Selma to Montgomery voting rights march and the Alabama town’s Bloody Sunday in 1965 happened long before London Lamar was born.

Lowery Won’t Seek Re-Election

Memphis City Council chairman Myron Lowery, the longest-serving member of the council, won’t be running for re-election on the October ballot.

Live Nation Beale Alliance Touted As Concert Comeback

On the sidewalk in front of the New Daisy Theater on Beale Street are two brass music notes, side by side. One honors the late Mid-South Concerts promoter Bob Kelley and the other honors Mike Glenn, the New Daisy’s long-time operator.

Redbirds, Cardinals Might Dodge Rain Again This Year

A year ago, rain washed out the scheduled exhibition game at AutoZone Park between the St. Louis Cardinals and their top farm club, the AAA Memphis Redbirds.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
64.0°F
A Few Clouds
Wind: from the South at 15.0 gusting to 21.9 mph
Humidity: 32%

EVENTS

Voices of the South will present Kate Chopin’s “The Awakening” Friday, April 3, through April 19 at TheatreSouth at First Congregational Church, 1000 S. Cooper St. Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. except for Easter. Buy tickets at voicesofthesouth.org.

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Inside Bass Pro's Swamps

Cypress trees and water features take residence in The Pyramid

The nearly complete Bass Pro Shops inside The Pyramid features a 600,000-square-foot water feature, 100-foot-tall fiberglass cypress trees and the tallest free-standing elevator shaft in the U.S.

2,000 Job Seekers Expected At Multicultural Career Expo

The second annual Multicultural Career Expo promises to bring together the communities and businesses of the Mid-South, with organizers expecting 2,000 jobseekers to visit with 50 companies across the health care, financial services, travel, logistics, higher education and nonprofit sectors.

SPORTS

Make Some Noise? Grizzlies’ Goals Still Attainable

Stylistically, it was a bit of short of spectacular. No one on the Grizzlies cracked 20 points, the opponent was bound for the NBA Draft Lottery, and the game was less about buzz and more about finally taking care of business on the home court.

On Saban, Calipari and NCAA grandstanding

Hold up your hand if you’re an Alabama football player and you have not been arrested in the last week. Three Crimson Tide players were arrested, one on suspicion of domestic violence, another for driving under the influence and another on a marijuana charge.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Pray Tell

PRAYING FOR TENNESSEE. This being Easter week, let’s open with a prayer. Aren’t we all Christians – at least all of us who matter – and in Tennessee, the Promised Land?

Business Means Business

Over the past 30 years, one thing is for sure. Business has changed. In fact, the change has been so dramatic that it’s become somewhat of a generational issue.

STATEWIDE

Advanced Plastics Manufacturer Expanding to Knoxville

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – An advanced plastics manufacturer is opening a new manufacturing facility in Knox County that's expected to create more than 200 jobs.

STATE GOVERNMENT

GOP Leader: 1-Time School Use Enough to Ban Guns in Parks

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A top Republican supporter of a bill to strip local governments of the power to bar handgun carry permit holders from being armed in parks, playgrounds and ball fields said Thursday that even if a school uses a park, playground or ball field for just one event per year, that would enable the school to ban guns there.

Bill to Ban Passengers From Drinking in Vehicles Fails

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The latest effort to make it a crime to have open alcohol containers in vehicles driving on Tennessee roads has failed in a House committee.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Buffett Says US Economy Continues Steady Improvement

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Investor Warren Buffett says the economy continues to grow steadily, but too many people continue to miss out on the American dream.

Labor Issues to Pressure McDonald's Despite Pay Bump

NEW YORK (AP) – A pay bump for workers at some McDonald's restaurants isn't likely to ease the pressures the chain is facing over labor issues.

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PROPERTY SALES 55 55 20,821
MORTGAGES 44 44 24,405
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 8,610
BUILDING PERMITS 196 196 42,533
BANKRUPTCIES 55 55 13,957
BUSINESS LICENSES 22 22 6,423
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 56 56 13,567
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