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VOL. 126 | NO. 98 | Thursday, May 19, 2011

Grizzlies’ Run a Win for Downtown

It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game – or is it? Grizzlies attendance was up as they finished off their winning season over the weekend.

Bikes on the Big Screen

Bikesploitation Bike and Film Festival hits Memphis

What has two wheels, costs nothing to enjoy and promotes healthy living? A film festival, of course.

Steamboats To Call Miss. River Home Once Again

The overnight riverboat cruise business has certainly had its share of false starts in recent years. The trouble began in 2001, six years after The Delta Queen Steamboat Co. had the largest steamboat in the world built. The company went bankrupt and The American Queen went out of service.

Haslam Close to Signing State Civil Justice Act

There were still some differences to be worked out between the state House and the state Senate. But the Civil Justice Act, limiting lawsuit damages in Tennessee, is on its way to the desk of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam as one of the last acts of the state legislature before it gets to the final act of this year’s session, the state budget.

IDB Approves 8-Year Mimeo.com PILOT

The Memphis-Shelby County Industrial Development Board has approved an eight-year payment-in-lieu-of-taxes agreement for Mimeo.com, the digital, on-demand Memphis printing company.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
85.0°F
A Few Clouds
Wind: East at 5.8 mph
Humidity: 57%

EVENTS

The Rotary Club of Memphis Central will meet Friday from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Tracy Chism will speak about the Gift of Life program, which provides heart surgeries to children in Third World countries. Cost is $20 for nonmembers. For reservations, call Karen Shea at 683-9099.

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Sunset Symphony to be Held in Tom Lee Park

The Memphis in May Sunset Symphony will be held May 28 in Tom Lee Park.

Memphian Helps TV Viewers Kick the Cable Habit

About a year ago, Bob Hazlett and his wife realized the amount of time they were spending watching the television was minimal compared to the mindless channel-flipping it took to find an appealing program.

Patterson Named Shareholder At Baker Donelson

Lori Patterson’s career has come full circle. Fresh out of law school in 1997, Patterson began a clerkship with federal appeals court Judge John C. Godbold. In 1999, she settled in at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, where she was mentored by influential professionals in her field.

Consider Alternatives If You Can’t Sell

Ray’s Take: With home values sagging, many people feel their American Dream of homeownership has turned into a nightmare. People who thought they were on the first rung of a ladder to their dream home instead feel stuck on a stepping stool to nowhere.

LifeQuest Puzzlers? ‘Almost Famous Class’

Two weeks ago, I wrote about LifeQuest. (Thanks, by the way, for all the nice feedback on that column.)

MEMPHIS AREA

Apollo Starts Tender Offer for Media Company CKx

NEW YORK (AP)Apollo Global Management LLC on Tuesday launched a tender offer for the outstanding shares in CKx Inc., the owner of TV ratings juggernaut "American Idol" and other entertainment properties, including a partnership in Elvis Presley Enterprises.

STATEWIDE

Survey Finds Laws Needed to Fight Sex Trafficking

NASHVILLE (AP) – Law enforcement officials want better state laws and training to find and stop human sex trafficking in Tennessee, according to a study released Wednesday by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

STATE LEGISLATURE

Tenn. Lawmaker Says Amazon Sales Tax Bill to be Delayed

NASHVILLE (AP) – A Republican state representative from southeastern Tennessee said a legislative leader is withdrawing a bill that would require Amazon.com to collect sales taxes on transactions in Tennessee.

Tenn. Senate Delays Anti-Gay Legislation

NASHVILLE (AP) – A proposal to prohibit the teaching of homosexuality in Tennessee public schools has been delayed in the Senate, but a measure to study the issue is advancing.

Tenn. House OKs Ending School Worker Job Protections

NASHVILLE (AP) – The House has passed a bill to remove job protections for non-teaching school employees like bus drivers and janitors.

Bill Allows Tenn. to Join Health Care Compact

NASHVILLE (AP) – The Senate has passed a proposal that would allow Tennessee to join an interstate compact challenging the federal health care law.

Tenn. Legislature May Change Child Custody Law

NASHVILLE (AP) – A bill close to passing the state legislature would require judges to consider how to maximize a parent's involvement in a child's life when making custody decisions.

NATIONAL POLITICS

White House Seeking to Boost Post-Recession Travel

LAS VEGAS (AP) – The White House on Wednesday sought to reassure travel industry leaders that the United States cares about tourism and hopes to push the industry as the country recovers from a recession that left many without the means to spend as much on vacations and business trips.

Fed Considers Tighter Credit as Economy Improves

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Reserve last month began debating how it should start reversing policies that pumped billions of dollars into the U.S. economy during the recession. Some members said the Fed might need to start boosting interest rates this year to guard against inflation.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 0 312 16,192
MORTGAGES 0 293 18,685
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 0 655 33,126
BANKRUPTCIES 0 237 10,737
BUSINESS LICENSES 0 112 5,198
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 127 11,344
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 94 3,867

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