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VOL. 133 | NO. 105 | Friday, May 25, 2018

Porcellino's Leaving Brookhaven Circle

Porcellino's Craft Butcher is relocating from its current spot in East Memphis. The cafe and coffee shop posted on Instagram it would be closing Monday, May 28, in preparation for the move.

Draft Calls for Confederate Monuments' Relocation Outside Shelby County

The private nonprofit corporation that had Confederate monuments removed from two city parks last December wants to transfer the statues to a nonprofit that will relocate them somewhere outside Shelby County.

St. Jude: $100M for Children With Cancer Global Outreach

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has helped with the treatment of thousands of cancer-stricken children around the world. Striving to reach so many more, the Memphis, Tennessee-based hospital announced a $100 million plan Thursday to expand its global outreach.

Chiozza, Players With Local Connection Workout for Grizzlies

There was a time four years ago when Chris Chiozza’s dream was to stay home and play his college ball at FedExForum.

One Beale Developers Present New Plan to DMC

The developer of the ambitious One Beale project has again reworked its plans and is seeking a deadline extension from the Downtown Memphis Commission to close on the nine-figure deal.

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Southern College of Optometry, the Memphis Medical District Collaborative and the Memphis Business Group on Health will host a preview screening of “To Err is Human” and panel discussion on reducing medical errors Friday, May 25, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in SCO’s East/West classroom, 1245 Madison Ave. The film, set to be released in November, explores the United States’ third-leading cause of death, medical mistakes. Afterward, representatives from Baptist Memorial Health Care, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, Saint Francis Health Care and Regional One Health will discuss preventable medical mistakes and how their systems can work together to reduce errors. Cost is free; registration is required. Visit eventbrite.com for tickets.

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Beale Street Bucks Comeback Recommended as Lawsuit Dismissed

Almost a year after all cover charges to get in the Beale Street Entertainment District were dropped, the cover charge program known as Beale Street Bucks could be making a comeback.

Developers Plan Six-Story Building in South End

A new six-story mixed-use building near Loflin Yard may soon be dotting the South Main skyline. Developers Hamilton & Holliman are seeking a 15-year PILOT (payment-in-lieu-of-tax) from the Center City Revenue Finance Corp. to construct the building on a currently vacant lot located at 27 W. Carolina St.

Last Word: St. Jude's Reach Across A Divide, One Beale Numbers and Draft Math

To no one’s surprise the legal skirmish over Confederate monuments is on its way to the Tennessee Court of Appeals. Sons of Confederate Veterans and the Forrest family filed notice Thursday of their appeal of the Davidson County Chancery Court ruling of last week holding that the city of Memphis broke no laws in selling two parks, including the monuments in them, to a private nonprofit which then had the monuments removed.

TDZ Expansion Seen As Catalyst for 'Public Realm' Work

In the five weeks since the Riverfront Development Corporation became the Memphis River Parks Partnership, Greenbelt Park on Mud Island and Martyr’s Park on the Memphis mainland have gotten some rehabbed park benches. The bench work includes the Bluffwalk as well as work on the RiverLine trail that runs behind the flood walls on the other side from the Pyramid.


Schrock Building Game Around His Calling Card of Hitting

Max Schrock can look at his current manager Stubby Clapp eye-to-eye – something he’s uniquely qualified to do – and see what he needs to do to take that last step up the baseball food chain.

NFL Takes on Anthem Protesters

ATLANTA (AP) – Stand or stay out of sight.


Expansion Golden Knights Shine a Light on Hope

Las Vegas Golden Knights owner Bill Foley had a plan. It was an ambitious plan, but not a crazy plan. His expansion NHL team would strive to make the playoffs in three years and capture the Stanley Cup in six.


Burnett Finds Satisfaction Sharing Le Bonheur’s Story

Originally from Arkansas, Sara Burnett, director of community and public relations at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, made her way to Washington, D.C., and East Tennessee before firmly planting her roots here in Memphis.


Crazy Good

STILL CRAZY. STILL RIGHT. Lauren Crews and I sipped coffee and talked about his crazy idea. Again. I’m writing about it. Again. Maybe we’re both crazy.

Buying a Second Home

Ray’s Take: Buying a second home for personal use or as an investment has become one of the fastest-growing trends in the U.S. According to the National Association of Realtors, more than 30 million Americans are expected to enter the second home market in the next decade.


Plaque Shows Landmark Status for Civil Rights Leaders' Home

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The National Park Service has unveiled a bronze plaque showing that the Mississippi home of civil rights leaders Medgar and Myrlie Evers is a national historic landmark.


Best Buy Posts Strong Sales, But Investors Sour on Outlook

NEW YORK (AP) – Best Buy posted strong sales of mobile phones, appliances, and smart computing products as it showed in its financial results that store chains can still thrive as shoppers buy more online.

McDonald's Not Ready to Let Go of Plastic Straws

NEW YORK (AP) – McDonald's isn't ready to stop offering plastic straws, despite environmental concerns.

US Average Mortgage Rates at 7-Year Highs; 30-Year 4.66 Pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) – Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week, continuing at their highest levels in seven years amid the peak home buying season.


Trump Cancels Summit, Citing 'Open Hostility' By North Korea

WASHINGTON (AP) – In a dramatic diplomatic turn, President Donald Trump on Thursday called off next month's summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, calling the cancellation a "tremendous setback" for peace and stressing that the US military was ready to respond to any "foolish or reckless acts" by the North.

Trump Signs Bill Easing Post-2008 Crisis Restraints on Banks

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump on Thursday signed into law a measure that loosens key restraints for banks imposed after the 2008 financial crisis and Great Recession. Savoring the legislative triumph, he called it "the next step in America's unprecedented economic comeback."

Trump Administration Explores Tariffs on Autos, Auto Parts

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Trump administration launched an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on the imports of automobiles into the United States, moving swiftly as talks over the North American Free Trade Agreement have stalled. President Donald Trump predicted earlier that U.S. automakers and auto workers would be "very happy" with the outcome of the NAFTA talks.

'It's About Time': Trump Pardons Late Boxer Jack Johnson

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump on Thursday granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing's first black heavyweight champion, clearing Jack Johnson's name more than 100 years after what many see as his racially-charged conviction.


Facebook to Label Election-Related 'Issue Ads' in US

NEW YORK (AP) – Facebook is expanding its advertising disclosure requirements to cover all U.S. ads on polarized issues such as gun control and abortion rights, even if they don't endorse a particular candidate.

Facebook Won't Pay Compensation for Cambridge Analytica Case

BRUSSELS (AP) – Facebook said Thursday it will not compensate users in the scandal over the misuse of their personal data by political consultancy Cambridge Analytica.

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