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VOL. 131 | NO. 118 | Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Donors Providing $12 Million To Light Mississippi River Bridges

With the Big River Crossing on the north side of the Harahan Bridge moving toward a fall opening, the city of Memphis has reached an agreement with a group of anonymous donors for the lighting of the bridge by the Oct. 22 opening of the pedestrian and bicycle boardwalk.

CHC Eyes Crosstown Move, Won’t Rush to Fill Sheehan’s Post

The Church Health Center is gearing up to move into and begin seeing patients at the renovated Crosstown Concourse early next year, with no immediate plans to fill the vacant president’s position following the departure of Antony Sheehan last month.

Crosstown High Organizers Prepare Charter Application as One Option

The organizers of a Crosstown High School expect to take their application for a charter school to the Shelby County Schools board at the end of June.

University of Memphis Moves Toward Own Board in a Year

For decades, University of Memphis alumni and supporters have run hot and lukewarm on two topics – an on-campus arena and a board for the university independent of the Tennessee Board of Regents.

Berger Holds Off Mickelson and Others to Win FESJC

Daniel Berger carried a 3-stroke lead and a lot of confidence into Sunday’s final round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic at TPC Southwind. He didn’t even care that the crowd behind him included 42-time PGA Tour winner Phil Mickelson.

Local Weather
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EVENTS

The Orpheum Theatre will present a new production of “The Wizard of Oz” Tuesday through Sunday, June 14-19, at 203 S. Main St. Visit orpheum-memphis.com for showtimes and tickets.

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Last Word: Chips Moman, ServiceMaster Incentives and Crosstown High

Chips Moman has died. Word of his death Monday at a hospice in Georgia came two years after Moman was honored for his contributions to Memphis music and the city's history.

Local LGBT Community Stands in Solidarity After Orlando Massacre

Flags across the state of Tennessee were at half staff Sunday, June 12, following the Sunday morning mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

Lack of Major State Races Tempers Political Picnic

'Hot' can be a political term. It can describe a close race or a very competitive race for elected office. When former Shelby County Commissioner Sidney Chism held his 16th annual political picnic Saturday, June 11, it was hot. And few of those at the Westwood gathering, other than perhaps the candidates, would describe this election season that way.

SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Lehman-Roberts Investing in Memphis Roads, Community

Lehman-Roberts Co. president Patrick Nelson is right when he says, “What we do is not terribly fancy or glamorous.”

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Tell Compelling Stories to Connect

A talk by William Greenwald, founder and chief neuroleaderologist, Windsor Leadership Group

Dignity, Honor, Respect: A Fundraising Success Story

Do not underestimate the vision, power and tenacity of grassroots community organizations. We have seen firsthand how a well-defined vision can transform a community and the lives of its residents.

Financial Stress to Financial Yes

Every year Americans make $46 billion worth of payday loan transactions, with more than 40 percent of these loans processed online. Payday loans allow borrowers to withdraw cash anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks prior to receiving their paycheck, with the intent to pay it back with interest and fees when they receive their next paycheck.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Microsoft to Buy Networking Site LinkedIn for $26.2 Billion

NEW YORK (AP) – In a surprise move, Microsoft said Monday that it is buying LinkedIn for about $26.2 billion, a deal that could bring subtle but significant changes for the professional network's more than 430 million members.

Goldman Sachs Dips Toe Into Consumer Banking

Goldman Sachs, known for financing mega-deals and servicing the ultra-wealthy, is now open to the general public. And its interest in the average American appears to be mutual as thousands of consumers have flocked to its new retail banking service.

McDonald's to Move to Chicago and Take Over Oprah's Old Digs

NEW YORK (AP) – McDonald's is moving back to Chicago and taking over the old home of "The Oprah Winfrey Show."

ECONOMY

With Economic View Hazy, a Wait-and-See Fed Message Expected

WASHINGTON (AP) – It's all about the data. For months, the Federal Reserve has said that once economic data showed a consistently healthy economy, it would be time to resume raising interest rates. And for almost as long, the data has shown improvement and suggested that a rate hike was likely this summer.

TECHNOLOGY

The Apple Watch Will Soon Track Fitness for Wheelchair Users

NEW YORK (AP) – Fitness trackers routinely measure physical activity such as running and cycling and encourage people to stand up and walk around throughout the day. But if you're in a wheelchair, you're out of luck.

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MORTGAGES 94 424 24,785
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