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VOL. 130 | NO. 92 | Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Developers: Tennessee Brewery Work is Tough Job

The team behind the proposed redevelopment of the long-vacant Tennessee Brewery received a 20-year tax freeze and a long-term loan for a new parking garage to help usher the Downtown development along, but officials say much work remains before the $28.1 million project becomes a reality.

Warriors Make Adjustments to Even Series With Grizzlies

In Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger’s mind there is a magic number, and that number is 100, as in points.

Shelby County Commission Questions Grays Creek Payday Loan Error

Shelby County Commissioners want to know how a payday loan business got a certificate of occupancy from the county’s Office of Construction Code Enforcement and opened in the Cordova Ridge Shops development even though such a business violates the Unified Development Code.

Boat Boom

River cruise industry tying up Downtown dock

The Mississippi River has been a vital channel for boats and barges for more than 250 years. These days, Memphis doesn’t do much in the way of cotton exporting and Mark Twain touring, but the $43 million Beale Street Landing is bringing a new wave of river-based commerce: cruise ships.

Larger Aircraft, More Flights for Memphis

More Memphis International Airport passengers can travel to Miami, Denver, Chicago and Houston starting this month, thanks to larger aircraft and an expected increase in flight frequency.

Local Weather
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Humidity: 64%

EVENTS

NAWBO Memphis, the local chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners, will meet Tuesday, May 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Chickasaw Country Club, 3395 Galloway Ave. Denise Hodges, co-founder of the Business BreakThrough Institute, will discuss how to build your business by speaking. Cost is $40 at the door. Visit nawbomemphis.org.

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Incumbent’s Advantage Faces Test in Mayor’s Race

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. rolls out a new plan for emergency medical services Tuesday, May 10, that is expected to involve some private, nongovernment involvement.

Pastner Reportedly Keeping Same Assistant Coaches

As the University of Memphis men’s basketball team failed to make the NCAA Tournament for the first time after four straight trips under head coach Josh Pastner, there became an ever-louder call for tweaks to Pastner’s staff going forward.

Polish Ambassador Says Broader Europe Concept Challenged

When Poland’s ambassador to the United States spoke to a Memphis in May International Festival luncheon last week, U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen came with an item from his collection of political pins.

Creative Works Conference to Return in October

As a result of last year’s quick sellout, a three-day conference for Memphis’ creative community is returning later this year, this time in a larger space.

Commission Delays Cordova Ridge Vote, Approves Regional One Board Reset

Shelby County Commissioners want to know more about how a payday loan storefront was able to open in the Cordova Ridge shopping center when the county building code expressly forbids such a business near a residential area.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Your Fantasy Celebrity Board

If you could have any five celebrities on your nonprofit board, who would you pick?

STATEWIDE

Extra Class May Be Free Again for State's College Students

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Board of Regents is taking a look at how students are charged for classes.

Long-Delayed Nuclear Plant in Tennessee Nears Completion

SPRING CITY, Tenn. (AP) Tom Wallace started working at the Watts Bar nuclear plant as a young man in 1979, hoping he could eventually become a reactor operator.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Complaints Against Airlines Rise, Frontier Ranks Worst

DALLAS (AP) – Consumer complaints against airlines are rising even as the carriers get slightly better at staying on schedule.

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Smart Mirrors Boost Sales

NEW YORK (AP) – Imagine a fitting room with a "smart" mirror that suggests jeans to go with the red shirt you brought in. It snaps a video so you can compare the image side-by-side with other colorful shirts you try on. It might even show you how the shirt will fit without you having to undress.

Starbucks Hopes 'Mini Frappuccino' Tempts New Customers

NEW YORK (AP) – If a small Frappuccino seems like too much of an indulgence, Starbucks is now selling a more petite version of the sugary coffee drink.

HEALTH CARE

Feds Close Insurance Loopholes on Preventive Care

WASHINGTON (AP) – From contraception to colonoscopies, the Obama administration Monday closed a series of insurance loopholes on coverage of preventive care.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 128 183 20,949
MORTGAGES 130 174 24,535
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 4 27 8,637
BUILDING PERMITS 163 359 42,696
BANKRUPTCIES 61 116 14,018
BUSINESS LICENSES 24 46 6,447
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 29 85 13,596
MARRIAGE LICENSES 24 47 5,116

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