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VOL. 131 | NO. 103 | Tuesday, May 24, 2016

County Commission Delays School Funding Redirect, Southbrook Mall Funding

Shelby County Commissioners held up $2.8 million in redirected Shelby County Schools funding Monday, May 23, as the commission and school system leaders prepare for a Wednesday meeting on the school system budget for the coming fiscal year.

EMPHASIS Health Care

Medical Device Startup Founders Flock To Memphis for ZeroTo510 Cohort

It was during a hospital stay for severe abdominal pain while Srinath Vaddepally was studying for his master’s degree that he got an idea for the product and company that would eventually bring him to Memphis.

West Cancer Doc Building Blood and Marrow Transplant Program

As a measure of how far Dr. Yasser Khaled’s field has come, the medical director of the West Cancer Center’s recently formed Blood and Marrow Transplant Program still recalls some eye-opening statistics that date back to his early days in the field some 15 years ago.

Baptist Adding ICU at Children’s Hospital

The Spence and Becky Wilson Baptist Children’s Hospital has hit its ceiling and is now expanding to meet increased demand. When the 19,000-square-foot pediatric emergency department opened last year, Baptist Memorial Health Care expected to treat 35 children a day. That figure is more like 65 to 70 children, with the hospital expecting to exceed 20,000 patients in its first year.

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Start Co. will offer small-business mentoring sessions Tuesday, May 24, 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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Last Word: The Hot Seat, The Cohen-Rubio Letter and a New Historical Marker

The hottest seat in a room of hot seats in city government can be being director of the Memphis Animal Shelter.

St. Jude CEO Talks Hospital Culture

One of the first directives Dr. James Downing got from the board of directors at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital upon his appointment as the hospital’s president and CEO in 2014 was blunt, to say the least:

Lendermon Sports Medicine Explores Non-Surgical Healing Methods

Laura Lendermon is amazed at how the body works. As a former college athlete and lifelong runner, she’s familiar with the aches and pains athletes experience. As a doctor, she’s knowledgeable on a much deeper level of the magic of the human body.

Global Ministries Continues to Take More Heat

The receiver for the Warren and Tulane Apartments is in place with the notice filed in Memphis federal court last week that Foresite Realty Management LLC had accepted the job and that its bonding is in place.

Small Neighborhood Improvements Can Add Up Big

Memphians have raised half a million dollars and counting for neighborhood improvements through a Livable Memphis and ioby strategic partnership.

1917 Lynching Recalled, Marker Planned at Site

In a year, a group of religious leaders hopes to draw at least 5,000 Memphians to an area off Summer Avenue by the Wolf River where 3,000 gathered nearly a century ago as a man was burned alive.

Crosstown High Organizers Say It Will Be Innovative, Whether Charter or Optional

Crosstown High School could be a charter school after all.

Pugh Takes Politically Volatile Shelter Position

The new director of the Memphis Animal Shelter says a shelter that doesn’t euthanize animals because of time or space is a goal.


Fundraising Matchmaking: Solicitors and Prospects

Editor’s note: Part one of a two-part series. Because it is impossible to personally solicit every current or prospective donor, personal solicitation is reserved for individuals who can make a major gift. While the definition of a major gift will vary by organization, what’s most important is the care and planning that goes into soliciting these gifts. Here are some suggestions followed by things to avoid.

Innovation From The Inside-Out

A talk from Karen Hersherson, clay street project leader, Proctor & Gamble. Innovation for P&G is about platforms and pipelines that create long-lasting value. To get these types of results, the company had to build an incubator for project teams, named “clay street.”


Embattled Lawmaker Accuses Reporter of Trespassing

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) – Embattled state Rep. Jeremy Durham has brought criminal trespass charges against a reporter for the Nashville Scene weekly newspaper, accusing her of trying to enter his Franklin home while seeking an interview.

State Launches College Counseling Program for High Schools

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam has announced the launch of a $2.4 million pro-gram that will provide college counselors to 30 public high schools across the state.


Trump Meets With Sen. Bob Corker in New York

NEW YORK (AP) – Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump met with Bob Corker in New York on Monday, intensifying speculation that the U.S. senator from Tennessee may be on Trump's vice presidential shortlist.


Ride-Hailing Service Lyft Testing Reservation Feature

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Ride-hailing service Lyft says it's testing a feature that would let users schedule a trip up to 24 hours in advance.

Tribune Rejects Second Gannett Bid; Sets the Stage for Talks

NEW YORK (AP) – Tribune Publishing rejected a second takeover bid from USA Today owner Gannett, but did say Monday that it was open to further talks.


Appeals Court Reverses Fraud Finding Against Bank of America

NEW YORK (AP) – Bank of America Corp. was not liable for fraud and subject to a penalty of over $1.2 billion for its actions before the economy collapsed in 2008 despite a jury's finding to the contrary, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.

County Commission Delays School Funding Redirect, Southbrook Mall Funding

Shelby County Commissioners held up $2.8 million in redirected Shelby County Schools funding Monday, May 23, as the commission and school system leaders prepare for a Wednesday meeting on the school system budget for the coming fiscal year.

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