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VOL. 125 | NO. 114 | Monday, June 14, 2010

Elkington Looks to Life After Beale Street

The outgoing developer of the Beale Street entertainment district has some ideas about bringing back Overton Square.

After the Flood

Nashville firms get back to normal

For two weeks after the floodwaters in Nashville receded, lawyers from Bass, Berry & Sims PLC worked from makeshift offices all over the city.

Commission Votes on Stable Tax Rate and Budget Resolutions

Shelby County Commissioners have set the stage for the end of their budget deliberations at a special Friday session.

Reform Views Vary Among Local Bankers

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., slammed the debate over financial reform legislation in no uncertain terms during the Tennessee Bankers Association annual meeting last week in Nashville.

MED Leadership Team Takes Shape

Dr. Reginald Coopwood is close to having his top leadership team in place three months after taking the helm at The Regional Medical Center at Memphis as chief executive officer.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
46.0°F
Fair
Wind: West at 4.6 mph
Humidity: 56%

EVENTS

The Memphis Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals will meet Monday at 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Select East Memphis, 5795 Poplar Ave. The meeting will include new member orientation, an awards banquet and installation ceremony. Cost is $20. For reservations, contact Dianne Cordaro at 287-6009 or e-mail diannecordaro@yahoo.com.

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Family at Heart of Lavoro’s Success

When most people walk into a neighborhood Italian restaurant, the last thing they expect to see in front of the stove is a lawyer clad in a three-piece suit, but at Lavoro’s it’s not an uncommon sight.

French Fries And Other Constants

There are only three industries that guarantee investors and employees a future: women’s cosmetics, toilet paper and French fries. Maybe an Apple I-whatever. The rest have to contend with considerable uncertainty.

THE MEMPHIS NEWS

Bass Pro and Beyond

"Adaptive reuse” is the term for what city leaders hope will happen at The Pyramid.

Opening the City To Reality

There is a disconnect among members of the City Council about the job of government.

Wharton, Flinn Discuss Budget Plans

The budget season has ended with the City Council approving its operating and capital improvements budgets for the coming year, financed with a stable property tax rate and sanitation fee increases.

Fox’s Self-Titled Release Brings Acoustic Soul Home

Like many vocal artists, Memphis singer and songwriter Autumn Fox believes that all people are connected by faith, humanity, truth – and a little bit of craziness too.

Experienced Chef Tries Hand In Former Jarrett's Space

Within every chef beats the heart of a restaurant owner, and Rick Saviori is no different. A well-traveled and experienced cook with a business background and most recently kitchen manager at Ciao Bella, Saviori is now the executive chef and owner of Thyme Bistro, which just opened in the old Jarrett’s space in Yorkshire Square on Quince Road.

Aged Blaufränkisch, Worth the Find

Wait, wait, wait! Don’t pour out that glass of red wine because it smells like prunes, moss, mulberries and red licorice! That’s the point! It’s not cabernet or merlot or pinot noir! It’s – blaufränkisch!

MEMPHIS AREA

Education Sec. Duncan Visits Tennessee

MEMPHIS (AP) — Education Secretary Arne Duncan is making a public appearance in Tennessee, which is receiving $500 million in federal grants to encourage programs that boost student achievement.

STATEWIDE

Country Music Stars Stress Importance of CMA Fest

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music fans are flooding downtown Nashville where water flowed just over a month ago.

STATE LEGISLATURE

Tenn. Sees Sales Tax Growth for 2nd Straight Month

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee sales tax collections showed a second consecutive month of growth in May, but the general fund still fell $16.5 million short of expectations.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Retail Sales Drop 1.2 Percent in May

WASHINGTON (AP) – Retail sales plunged in May by the largest amount in eight months as consumers slashed spending on everything from cars to clothing. The big drop raises new worries about the durability of the economic recovery.

Business Inventories Rise 0.4 Percent in April

WASHINGTON (AP) — Inventories held by businesses rose for a fourth consecutive month in April while total business sales increased for a 13th consecutive month.

New Oil Numbers May Mean More Environmental Damage

HOUSTON (AP) — New numbers showing the amount of oil gushing from a well in the Gulf of Mexico may be double as much as previously thought means the crude is likely to travel farther away, threatening more birds, fish and other wildlife that call the fragile waters their home, scientists said Friday.

Obama Urges Congress to Help Small Businesses

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is again urging Congress to send him a package of tax breaks and other incentives to help small businesses grow and create jobs.

Date Set for Suit Against Drilling Moratorium

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge has set a hearing for June 21 on a lawsuit aimed at nullifying the six-month ban on deepwater petroleum drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 109 490 20,766
MORTGAGES 131 556 24,361
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 6 61 8,610
BUILDING PERMITS 294 1,204 42,337
BANKRUPTCIES 63 348 13,902
BUSINESS LICENSES 18 97 6,401
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 41 216 13,511
MARRIAGE LICENSES 14 78 5,069

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