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VOL. 131 | NO. 126 | Friday, June 24, 2016

Pinch District to Move in a New Direction: Up

The Pinch District is getting a sky-high development treatment. For decades, the north Downtown neighborhood has been known as a sea of parking lots punctuated by a handful of small businesses.

Grizzlies Get Wade Baldwin 17th, Deyonta Davis at 31 in NBA Draft

The Memphis Grizzlies selected Vanderbilt combo guard Wade Baldwin with the 17th overall pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft and then nabbed three second-round players after making a trade with the Boston Celtics.

Overton Square Atrium Has New Operator

On a Friday morning, the Atrium in Overton Square may host a corporate meeting, with a wedding planned for that same night.

8th District Republican Contenders Highlight Differences

Most of the 13 contenders in the August Republican primary in the 8th Congressional District agree on a lot. They think the country is going in the wrong direction. They believe the policies of a Democratic president are a factor in that, and they support Donald Trump as the Republican Party’s presidential nominee.

Medical, Edge Districts Eye Bike Share Connectivity

Efforts to install a new bike share program in Memphis by next year are gaining traction, and organizers are envisioning a much more connected Memphis in the years to come.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
80.0°F
Fair
Wind: Southeast at 4.6 mph
Humidity: 62%

EVENTS

David Lusk Gallery will host an opening reception for Tim Crowder’s “Accumulator” and Kelly S. Williams’ “The Playbook” on Friday, June 24, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the gallery, 97 Tillman St. Visit davidluskgallery.com.

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Last Word: Brexit, Grizz Picks in the NBA Draft and the Race for the 8th

Brexit – British Exit – it is. The end of the European Union in the United Kingdom in Thursday’s referendum there began to make its presence known in financial markets even before the very close vote count was well established.

STARTUP CONFIDENTIAL

Pesce: ‘You’ve Already Heard the Worst’

What kind of gift do you give to the friends and family who have prayed for your sick baby daughter long enough to see her get well, grow up and go to high school?

SPORTS

Redbirds Home-Game Attendance Ahead of Last Season

As this baseball season was dawning, new Memphis Redbirds majority owner Peter B. Freund was at AutoZone Park and being made to field questions about the team’s sliding attendance.

Memphis’ ‘Rampage’ Jackson Fights On

“I’m not a psychic, but I’m gonna predict I’m gonna whup his ass.” No, this was not LeBron James speaking of Draymond Green late in the NBA Finals – after feelings had been hurt with the B-word.

Titans' Morgan Wants NFL to Study Medical Marijuana

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee Titans linebacker Derrick Morgan wants the NFL to study how medical marijuana could help players.

THE TIPPING POINT

Born in the Projects, Norman Fights for Social Justice

Keith Norman makes a habit of rising before the sun – and no wonder. As vice president of government affairs at Baptist Memorial Health Care and president of the Memphis branch of the NAACP, he’s got a lot on his plate. But if you want to see him in his element, stop by First Baptist Church on Broad, Sunday morning at 7:45 a.m.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Same Name, No Relation

THE NAME OF WHAT WE ONCE HOPED TO BE AND WHAT WE’VE ACTUALLY BECOME.

Target-Date Funds, Questions to Ask

Ray’s take: Target-date funds have become one of the most popular retirement plan investment choices in recent years. A target-date fund is a mutual fund that automatically changes its mix of stocks, bonds and cash based on a date of planned retirement. You just determine your retirement date and choose the one closest to that date.

REGIONAL NEWS

Arkansas Casino Campaign Announces Deal With Cherokee Nation

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – A group hoping to put a casino legalization measure on the Arkansas ballot this fall says it has signed an agreement with Cherokee Nation Entertainment to operate one of the casinos.

NATIONAL NEWS

Census: Asians Remain Fastest-Growing Racial Group in US

WASHINGTON (AP) – Asians remain the fastest-growing racial group in the United States, according to new information from the Census Bureau.

AP Sources: VW to Pay Nearly $10.2B to Settle Emissions Claims

DETROIT (AP) – Volkswagen has agreed to take a series of steps costing about $10.2 billion to settle claims from its unprecedented diesel emissions cheating scandal in the U.S., two people briefed on the matter said Thursday.

REAL ESTATE

US New-Home Sales Tumbled in May After a Surge in April

WASHINGTON (AP) – Americans pulled back from buying new homes in May, reversing strong gains made in April as sales fell sharply in the Northeast and West.

LAW & THE COURTS

Jury Finds Led Zeppelin Did Not Steal Riff for 'Stairway'

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Led Zeppelin did not steal a riff from an obscure 1960s instrumental tune to use for the introduction of its classic rock anthem "Stairway to Heaven," a federal court jury decided Thursday.

US New-Home Sales Tumbled in May After a Surge in April

WASHINGTON (AP) – Americans pulled back from buying new homes in May, reversing strong gains made in April as sales fell sharply in the Northeast and West.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 209 209 16,401
MORTGAGES 252 252 18,937
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 393 393 33,519
BANKRUPTCIES 124 124 10,861
BUSINESS LICENSES 57 57 5,255
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 102 102 11,446
MARRIAGE LICENSES 70 70 3,937

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