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VOL. 131 | NO. 93 | Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Mayor Opposes City Funds for Mud Island

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland says the city may be willing to help fund a $9 billion expansion of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital that is mostly private capital.

County Commission Debates Body Cam Compromise, Minority Business Contracts

Shelby County Commissioners approved Monday, May 9, three temporary positions for the Shelby County District Attorney General’s office toward the roll out of Memphis Police Department body cameras.

AP Source: Kings Agree to Terms With Coach Dave Joerger

A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the Sacramento Kings have agreed to terms with Dave Joerger on a three-year deal to make him their new coach.

Memphis Musician Loan Program Awards First Loan

Memphis musician and Beale Street fixture Eric Hughes is finishing his latest album with help from a non-traditional source.

Last Word: The Airport and Hotels, Loans and Musicians and Underground in Town

That didn’t take long. Fired one day, hired the next for Dave Joerger now formerly of the Grizz.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
72.0°F
Partly Cloudy
Wind: Southeast at 4.6 mph
Humidity: 82%

EVENTS

The Orpheum Theatre will present Woody Allen’s “Bullets Over Broadway” Tuesday through Sunday, May 10-15, at the theater, 203 S. Main St. Buy tickets at orpheum-memphis.com.

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Adults Not Helping Childhood Obesity Turn Corner Very Quickly

Richard Hamburg does not pretend that there is a cure-all for childhood obesity, that just a little exercise will make things all better, that just a few policy changes or improvements in school lunch programs (which is happening), or a reduction of “food deserts” will solve the whole problem.

'Underground' Stars in Memphis Tuesday

Three stars of the WGN America television series “Underground” are in Memphis Tuesday, May 10 – the day before the finale airs – for a sneak peek and panel discussion at the National Civil Rights Museum, 450 Mulberry St.

EMPHASIS Commercial Real Estate

Memphis MSA Industrial Sector Has A Strong First Quarter After Record 2015

The Memphis MSA industrial sector had a strong first quarter after a record-breaking year in 2015.

Memphis Consultant Says Airport Area ‘Gone’ for Hotel Development

One of the last remaining hotels near Memphis International Airport has sold in foreclosure for the second time in less than five years.

SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Downtown Condo Connection Added Management Service to Survive Recession

When Karen Barrows and her husband decided to move back to Memphis from Florida to be closer to their daughter and young granddaughter, they had their eyes set on living in the heart of the city.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

What’s Your Innovation Definition?

So many organizations set out to innovate but lose their way close to the finish line. All of the time, money and energy invested loom over them like an ominous shadow of failure ready to overtake the whole scene.

The Power and Time of Volunteers

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”

STATEWIDE

Tennessee Bar Association Asks Judges for Fair Campaign Promise

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Bar Association is asking judges to subscribe to the Tennessee Fair Judicial Campaign Code of Conduct leading up to state elections in August.

Impact of Teen Pregnancy is Focus of State Health Officials

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Department of Health is trying to raise awareness about the impact of teen pregnancy in communities across the state as National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month is observed during May.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Tribune Adopts Shareholder Rights Plan to Fend Off Gannett

NEW YORK (AP) – Fending off an unsolicited takeover by the owner of USA Today, Chicago's Tribune Publishing has adopted a shareholder rights plan, better known as "poison pill."

Lucky 7: Indie Bookstores Rise for Seventh Straight Year

NEW YORK (AP) – Independent bookselling remains on a roll.

Penney to Expand Major Appliances to Half of Its Stores

NEW YORK (AP) – J.C. Penney says it will start to sell major appliances online and expand its rollout of the category to nearly 500 stores, or almost half of its stores, this summer.

'Underground' Stars in Memphis Tuesday

Three stars of the WGN America television series “Underground” are in Memphis Tuesday, May 10 – the day before the finale airs – for a sneak peek and panel discussion at the National Civil Rights Museum, 450 Mulberry St.

County Commission Debates Body Cam Compromise, Minority Business Contracts

Shelby County Commissioners approved Monday, May 9, three temporary positions for the Shelby County District Attorney General’s office toward the roll out of Memphis Police Department body cameras.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 86 374 7,749
MORTGAGES 89 414 9,199
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 9 52 1,358
BUILDING PERMITS 197 1,007 16,607
BANKRUPTCIES 45 279 5,406
BUSINESS LICENSES 28 154 2,948
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 139 3,250
MARRIAGE LICENSES 30 128 1,688

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