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VOL. 127 | NO. 120 | Wednesday, June 20, 2012

School Board Votes Not To Renew Cash's Contract

The countywide school board voted Tuesday, June 19, not to renew the contract of Memphis City Schools superintendent Dr. Kriner Cash past August 2013 when it is scheduled to run out.

Mall Makeover

Southbrook owners seek $6.8 million in city funding for overhaul

Over the years, it has become harder and harder to tell that Whitehaven has two shopping malls.

FedEx Earnings Up Amid Cost Increases

The permanent retirement of 24 jets in the FedEx Express fleet signals some headwinds in FedEx Corp.’s new fiscal year, which began June 1.

HMCT Makes Strides In Improving Community Health

Over the last three years, Healthy Memphis Common Table has made a number of strides toward its mission of improving the health of Memphians.

District Attorney Contenders Discuss Court Review

The two contenders for Shelby County District Attorney General on the Aug. 2 ballot offered different takes on Juvenile Court reforms Monday, June 18, at a League of Women Voters forum.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
29.0°F
Overcast
Wind: West at 3.5 mph
Humidity: 89%

EVENTS

Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, June 20, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Hutchison School, 1740 Ridgeway Ave. Janet Cherry of SCORE will present “Brain Break: Good for the Body, Mind and Heart.” Cost is free. Call Jo Garner at 482-0354.

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MEMPHIS NEWSMAKERS

Hoover Joins Agape As Director of Development

Brian Hoover has joined Agape Child & Family Services as director of development. In his new role, Hoover will be responsible for leading Agape’s development efforts, such as fundraising and special events. He will also oversee the organization’s marketing, public relations and volunteer initiatives.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Referrals Can Help Improve Close Ratios

Sales is a tough job. Having the courage and drive to pick up that phone every day and face potential rejection requires a thick skin and level of dedication unmatched by most.

World Economy Remains in Flux

Big Fat Greek Vote On Sunday, the Greeks hit the polls to decide whether to remain in the euro or not. I wish it were that simple. The winner, Antonis Samaras, prefers that Greece remain in the euro, but wants to renegotiate bailout terms. That stance proved more appealing and pragmatic for the Greeks, who hate accountability but love the euro.

REGIONAL

Bryant Plans Trade Trip to Japan, South Korea

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) – Gov. Phil Bryant will lead a trade delegation to Japan and Korea in September.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

US Employers Post Fewest Job Openings in 5 Months

WASHINGTON (AP) – Employers in April posted the fewest job openings in five months, suggesting hiring will remain sluggish in the months ahead.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Senators Request Live TV for Health Care Ruling

WASHINGTON (AP) – Leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee are asking the Supreme Court to allow live television coverage when it delivers its ruling on President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

Lawmakers Try to Save Stalled Transportation Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) – House and Senate leaders are making a last-ditch effort to revive stalled legislation to overhaul federal transportation programs – Congress' best bet for passage of a major jobs bill this year – but prospects for passage before the November election are dimming.

REAL ESTATE

US Builders Start More Single-Family Homes

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. builders started work on more single-family homes in May and requested the most permits to build homes and apartments in three and a half years. The increase suggests the housing market is slowly recovering even as other areas of the economy have weakened.

HEALTH CARE

Walgreen to Spend $6.7B on Alliance Boots Stake

Walgreen Co. will pay $6.7 billion in cash and stock to buy a stake in European health and beauty retailer Alliance Boots, a deal that would give global clout to a U.S. drugstore chain struggling with slipping sales in its home market.

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PROPERTY SALES 86 393 21,159
MORTGAGES 94 424 24,785
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 93 8,703
BUILDING PERMITS 0 837 43,174
BANKRUPTCIES 48 288 14,190
BUSINESS LICENSES 15 90 6,491
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 139 13,650
MARRIAGE LICENSES 12 89 5,158

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