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VOL. 132 | NO. 125 | Friday, June 23, 2017

Grizzlies Swap Future Picks for Rabb, Brooks in 2nd Round

AP – The Memphis Grizzlies just couldn't sit out the NBA draft, so they swapped a future second-round selection apiece for a pair of second-round players Thursday night.

Attorneys Set Structure of Outside Probe of SCS Allegations

The attorneys investigating allegations of grade changing, corruption, intimidation and other misconduct within the Shelby County Schools system have set up a hotline and email account for information on the allegations.

Strickland Pushes Economic Breakthrough Outside City's Current Hot Spots

The city of Memphis has to grow economically outside of the Poplar Avenue corridor of East Memphis, Midtown and Downtown if the city is to prosper, and Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland said that economic breakthrough can start in Whitehaven.

Developers Pull $6M Permit for New Downtown Hotel

A long-awaited Downtown hotel project finally takes a step forward.

EDGE Gives Frayser Gateway Project Nod

With all of the new development buzzing around Downtown, Midtown and East Memphis, it could be easy to overlook the addition of a new grocery store, but for some Frayser residents, it could mean everything.

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EVENTS

The Live at the Garden summer concert series kicks off with Little Big Town on Friday, June 23, at 8:30 p.m. (gates at 6:30 p.m.) at Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road. Tickets start at $40 and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com. Visit liveatthegarden.com or call 901-636-4107 for details and a series schedule.

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Last Word: Health Care Plan React, Treasury Footprint and Tom Bowen - Take Two

It’s like they aren’t even looking at the same legislation. That’s one explanation of the very different reviews the Senate health care bill got Thursday as it was unveiled in Washington. Illustrating the contrast, the reactions of Republican U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Democratic U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen of Memphis.

THE TIPPING POINT

Riar Connects Memphis via Radio Waves

Ask Kiran Riar – settling in for a rainy Sunday afternoon shift on the air at Q107.5 – what got her into the radio business, and the answer might surprise you.

Shelby County Commissioners Question Ending DOJ Agreement

The first reviews from Shelby County Commissioners Wednesday, June 21, of the idea of dropping Justice Department oversight of Memphis-Shelby County Juvenile Court were highly critical.

Rhodes, Le Bonheur Launch Research Partnership

When it comes to education, few things beat hands-on, real-world training. Which is why Rhodes College has teamed up with Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital to launch a new undergraduate research partnership called the Le Bonheur Summer Plus Program.

Memphis NAACP Marks Centennial With Challenge

When the Memphis Branch NAACP holds its annual Freedom Fund Luncheon Saturday, June 24, there will be a lot of memories and a lot of history.

THE PRESS BOX

For Memphis AD Bowen, Knowledge is Also Worry

Among the items on Tom Bowen’s desk are a miniature University of Memphis football helmet and a Tubby Smith bobblehead that, I swear, gives off a “don’t worry, be happy” vibe.

SPORTS

Bowen Relishes Passion of Tigers’ Fan Base, Supports Tubby

Today we delve into Part 2 of our interview with University of Memphis athletic director Tom Bowen. If you missed Part 1, which covered his background, facilities upgrades, the upcoming football season, and scheduling and ticketing, go to https://bitly.im/JsafZ.

Stanley Cup Run Makes State Sports History List

Time and again during the recent Stanley Cup Final, people asked the rhetorical question: Is this the greatest moment in Nashville sports history?

‘Desire to be the Best’ Prompts Coleman’s Jump to Pros

Three years after starting his Tennessee career, Christian Coleman has reached the pinnacle of collegiate sprinting and is ready for his next challenge.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

My American Story

Don't call me Cherokee, just call me Leif. As a kid, I was told I was part Native American on my mother’s side – probably Cherokee, they said, maybe Chickasaw. My mother, my aunt and my uncles weren’t sure which and how much and my grandmother wasn’t talking, but one look at any of them or at me or my children with our profiles of various 1950s Pontiac hood ornaments leaves little doubt and more is more likely than less.

Estate Planning – It’s Not Just Taxes

Ray’s Take: Many people think estate planning is only for the super wealthy, but that’s not the case. Do you have a home? Children or grandchildren? Elderly parents? Bank accounts or other assets? If you have any of these, you need an estate plan. And it’s about more than just taxes.

STATEWIDE

Tennessee Gov. Haslam Taking Business Recruiting Trip to Europe

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam is headed to Europe next week to try to recruit more foreign investment in Tennessee.

UAW Says Supreme Court Action Bolsters Volkswagen Case

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The United Auto Workers union says its case to represent skilled-trades workers at Volkswagen's lone U.S. plant in Tennessee is bolstered by the U.S. Supreme Court declining to take up a challenge of a similar labor arrangement for fragrance and cosmetics sales staffers at Macy's department stores.

Tennessee School Employees File Lawsuit Over Rape Scandal

OOLTEWAH, Tenn. (AP) — Three former employees of a Tennessee high school have filed a lawsuit claiming they were mistreated in the days and months after a rape scandal involving students.

REGIONAL NEWS

Heavy Rain, Winds, Tornado Warnings as Cindy Heads Inland

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — High tides in the wake of a weakening Tropical Depression Cindy prompted a voluntary evacuation in a coastal Louisiana town Thursday, and the storm's effects were being felt throughout the Southeast, with intermittent bands of heavy rain, blasts of high wind and periodic warnings of possible tornadoes in multiple states.

Court: Mississippi Can Enforce LGBT Religious Objections Law

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal appeals court says Mississippi can start enforcing a law that will let merchants and government employees cite religious beliefs to deny services to same-sex couples.

Mississippi County Bans Recording of Executive Sessions

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A county board of supervisors in Mississippi has prohibited recording devices during executive sessions.

LAW & THE COURTS

US Judge OKs Lawsuit Over Once-Secret Muslim Vetting Program

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge says a class-action lawsuit challenging a once-secret government program that delayed immigration and citizenship applications by Muslims can move forward.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Tesla in Talks to Open a Factory in China

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla is talking to the city of Shanghai about opening a factory there to serve the Chinese market.

Buffett's Company Lends $1.5B to Home Capital, Invests $300M

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett's company is lending $1.5 billion to Home Capital and spending roughly $300 million to purchase nearly 40 percent of the troubled Canadian lender's stock.

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