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VOL. 131 | NO. 68 | Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Lawsuit Seeks to Void City Decision on Greensward

The lawsuit filed in the name of Susan Lacy and Stephen Humbert, two Memphis residents, argues the action should be voided by the court because the council allegedly violated the state’s open meetings law.

Loflin Yard Pays Attention to Residents

This week, a “rural oasis” opens for business in the middle of Downtown Memphis. That’s developer Taylor Berger’s vision for Loflin Yard, an acre-wide outdoor destination with pit barbecue, live music and barrel-aged cocktails.

Conrad Call for De-Annexation Talks Draws Favorable Reviews

Memphis City Council Chairman Kemp Conrad wants to open talks with county commissioners on possible voluntary de-annexations.

City Council Sets Stage for Budget Season

Two weeks before Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland presents his first budget proposal to the Memphis City Council, the council and administration are setting the stage for the budget season to come.

Local Weather
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Wind: South at 8.1 mph
Humidity: 94%

EVENTS

Start Co. will offer small-business mentoring sessions Tuesday, April 5, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. This free program offers one-on-one counseling about starting or managing a small business. Visit memphislibrary.org for details.

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SPORTS

Grizzlies Reeling with Desperate Bulls in Town Tuesday Night

Guard Bryce Cotton became the 28th player to take the court for the Memphis Grizzlies this season. And if you didn’t know much about Cotton, yet another 10-day contract signee, you’re in good company.

Last Word: Policing The Greensward, A Rural Oasis and Gene Chips

The city of Memphis had 88 police staff and other city employees working an Overton Park detail Saturday and another 33 working Sunday on the same detail, according to the Strickland administration’s accounting on Monday.

EMPHASIS Health Care

Le Bonheur, UTHSC Launch Pediatric DNA Repository

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital is a few months into a major project that puts it in the company of only a handful of children’s hospitals nationwide.

Campbell Clinic Surgeon Wins Neer Award

Every year, the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons medical group wades through submitted papers detailing clinical research projects that focus on the shoulder and elbows. The end result: identifying the best, and naming them the Charles S. Neer Award winners for the year.

Genome Explorations Leads Push To Bring Personalized Medicine to Patients

Memphis-based Genome Explorations is hoping to take 15 years of genetics and pharmacogenetics research and translate it into personalized medicine that will fundamentally change the way prolific diseases like cancer and heart disease are treated.

GOVERNMENT AGENDA

April 5 Memphis City Council Agenda

The Memphis City Council will meet Tuesday, April 5, at 3:30 p.m. in the Council chambers in City Hall, 125 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for an agenda.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Double Check: Why You Need a Proofreader

Communication is the name of the game. It’s not just what we say; it’s also what we write. How are you communicating with the written word?

The Evolving Role of Design, Part One

Editor’s note: Part one in a two-part series. The role of design evolves at the speed of innovation, the dizzying, dynamic speed of the market. Design now has a seat at executive and board tables across the globe. More than ever, a holistic sense of design is valued as a legal means of significant competitive advantage.

MEMPHIS AREA

Former Memphis PD Officer Arrested Again On Stalking Charges

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – A former Memphis police officer accused of stalking his ex-girlfriend on two other occasions has been arrested again.

STATEWIDE

Former Tenn. Senate Majority Leader Crutchfield Dead At 87

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – Ward Crutchfield, a former Tennessee Senate Majority leader who served in the General Assembly for 31 years before he was convicted of bribery, has died.

Nashville Area Leads Tennessee in Population Growth

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Nashville and its surrounding areas are leading the state in population growth.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Airline Complaints Rise Even as More Planes Arrive on Time

DALLAS (AP) – More U.S. flights are arriving on time and airlines are losing fewer bags, yet more consumers are complaining about air travel.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Justices Reject Wal-Mart, Wells Fargo Class-Action Appeals

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court is turning down appeals by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Wells Fargo & Co. of multimillion-dollar class-action judgments.

Move to OK Commercial Drone Flights Over People

WASHINGTON (AP) – A government-sponsored committee is recommending standards that could clear the way for commercial drone flights over populated areas and help speed the introduction of package delivery drones and other uses not yet possible, The Associated Press has learned.

SPORTS

Lawsuit Seeks to Void City Decision on Greensward

The lawsuit filed in the name of Susan Lacy and Stephen Humbert, two Memphis residents, argues the action should be voided by the court because the council allegedly violated the state’s open meetings law.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 94 494 11,526
MORTGAGES 99 552 13,427
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 45 1,858
BUILDING PERMITS 135 926 24,165
BANKRUPTCIES 63 276 7,473
BUSINESS LICENSES 23 106 3,912
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 39 181 4,681
MARRIAGE LICENSES 10 74 2,544

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