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VOL. 130 | NO. 140 | Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Allegiant Adds New Nonstops from Memphis

Just two months after landing at Memphis International Airport, Allegiant Air is expanding its service.

Stewart, Goode Deaths Test Memphis, Southaven Police

Darrius Stewart and Troy Goode died a day apart on different sides of the state line while both were in police custody.

Memphis Tourism Officials: Limit Hotel Tax Breaks

A wave of Downtown hotel plans has officials pumping the brakes on using public incentives for smaller, limited-service hotels.

Make a Mess

Vergos sisters open art studio for kids in Overton Square

If you eat a plate of ribs at Charlie Vergos’ Rendezvous, you’re likely to walk away with messy fingers. You’re also likely to get messy at a new business in Overton Square, where sisters Anna Vergos Blair and Katherine Vergos Riederer have opened their kid-friendly creativity zone The Art Project.

Council to Vote on East Memphis Storage Facility

The Memphis City Council is poised to take key votes Tuesday, July 21, on multiple real estate development projects, including an indoor storage facility planned in a prime East Memphis neighborhood.

Local Weather
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EVENTS

On Location: Memphis Shorts Festival will continue with screenings of short live-action films Tuesday, July 21, at 7 p.m. at Hard Rock Café, 126 Beale St. The audience will give on-the-spot reviews to determine which is screened in the OL:M International Film and Music Festival in September. Cost is free. Visit onlocationmemphis.org.

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Artist Set to Unveil Cooper-Young Festival Poster

Memphis artist Gino Barzizza says the inspiration that guided his creation of this year’s Cooper-Young Festival poster – which will be unveiled at a party Aug. 6 at CoWork Memphis – is the long-running Midtown festival itself.

Memphis Council Takes Up Redistricting Furor

Memphis City Council chairman Myron Lowery says no candidate in the October city elections should be affected by the council’s second redrawing of its district lines in four years.

GOVERNMENT AGENDA

July 21 Memphis City Council Agenda

The Memphis City Council will meet Tuesday, July 7, at 3:30 p.m. in the Council chambers in City Hall, 125 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for an agenda.

REAL ESTATE RECAP

Ikea Buys Cordova Acreage For Planned Memphis Store

41 Acres for, Future Ikea Store -
Ikea continues to take steps toward construction of its massive Cordova store.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

More Things To Know Before Proposal Writing

Last week’s column focused on six basic things you should know before writing a proposal. Here, we address three more nuanced things to consider.

Exploring Family Side of St. Louis

Waking on Sunday morning in the HoteLumiere in Downtown St. Louis I was physically beat from a scorching hot Cardinals game the night before.

STATEWIDE

Tennessee Denies Request to Block View of Forrest Statue

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The state of Tennessee will not plant trees and shrubs to hide a statue of Confederate general and early Ku Klux Klan member Nathan Bedford Forrest.

Family: Tennessee Shooter Fought Depression, Substance Abuse

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The Kuwait-born man who killed five service members was first treated by a child psychiatrist for depression when he was 12 or 13 years old, fought drug and alcohol abuse in later years and went to Jordan last year to clean up, a person close to the family said.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Clinton to Propose Increasing Capital Gains Taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton plans later this week to propose raising capital gains taxes for some investors, part of a larger campaign effort to encourage greater focus on longer-term economic growth rather than more immediate gains for investors.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Fed Directs 8 Biggest US Banks to Hold Extra Capital

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are directing the eight biggest U.S. banks to hold capital at levels above industry requirements to cushion against unexpected losses and reduce the chances of future taxpayer bailouts.

Families Face Tough Decisions as Elder-Care Cost Soars

NEW YORK (AP) — Doris Ranzman had followed the expert advice, planning ahead in case she wound up unable to care for herself one day. But when a nursing-home bill tops $14,000 a month, the best-laid plans get tossed aside.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 31 327 17,870
MORTGAGES 49 409 20,835
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 129 800 36,616
BANKRUPTCIES 51 243 11,925
BUSINESS LICENSES 21 117 5,677
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 41 215 12,248
MARRIAGE LICENSES 29 121 4,478

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