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VOL. 130 | NO. 142 | Thursday, July 23, 2015

Methodist Joins Mayo Clinic Care Network

Methodist Healthcare has joined the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a partnership that’s been about a year in the making and adds the Memphis-based institution to a national network of health care providers.

Cool Off

Ice House has busy summer calendar for those looking to beat the heat

Al Austin knows he’s competing with the sunshine.

Berger and partners launching East Memphis cryotherapy business

Taylor Berger’s new business venture is a bit cooler than the rest of the other concepts he’s helped launched in the city – cool, as in, sub-zero.

St. Jude Adds Cancer Center Director

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has added to its executive team with the hire of Dr. Charles Roberts, a health care executive from Boston who's coming on board in Memphis as the director of the St. Jude Comprehensive Cancer Center.

FedEx Orders 50 Boeing 767Fs

FedEx Corp. has agreed to purchase 50 additional 767-300F jets from Boeing, the largest single order for large jets in the company’s history.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
55.0°F
Fair
Wind: Southeast at 5.8 mph
Humidity: 74%

EVENTS

The Farms at Bailey Station will host a free seminar titled “The 7 Things Every Senior Needs to Know About Estate Planning and Long-Term Care,” presented by J. Anthony Bradley of The Bradley Law Firm, Thursday, July 23, at 6 p.m. and Saturday, July 25, at 10 a.m. at the Farms at Bailey Station model, 10013 Grand Central Circle E. Email mmotes@farmsabs.com or call 901-328-4850.

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Reaction Grows to Stewart Shooting

The NAACP’s Memphis branch called Wednesday, July 22, for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to go public with the results of its investigation into the shooting death of Darrius Stewart by Memphis Police office Connor Schilling.

Redistricting Controversy Shares Political Stage With Council Restructure

At one point Tuesday, July 21, during the Memphis City Council’s discussion of the complexities and controversies of drawing new district lines, council attorney Allan Wade’s review of events reached the year 1967.

City Ballot List Comes in Below 100

The tally of political hopefuls for the Oct. 8 Memphis ballot who filed a qualifying petition with the Shelby County Election Commission didn’t quite reach 100.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Pre-Planning For The End

Pre-planning your funeral may well be the most important and considerate gift you leave your family.

Ben’s Beginnings in Philly

Two weeks ago we left the 17-year-old Ben Franklin in the process of fleeing Boston. That was where he and his employer/brother, James, had literally come to blows. At issue were the stated and unstated job requirements of assistant publisher of the New England Courant.

With No Real Rival, Tennessee Republicans Attack Their Own

Republicans are sitting in Tennessee’s political catbird seat, but that doesn’t keep them from flying off in different directions.

STATEWIDE

Gov. Walker Shuns Trump's Presidential Primary Attention

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Wednesday that he's not worried about the attention Donald Trump is getting in his bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.

FBI: Too Soon to Know if Chattanooga Gunman Was Radicalized

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The Chattanooga gunman who killed five U.S. troops acted alone without help from anyone else, and investigators are treating him as a "homegrown violent extremist," the FBI said Wednesday.

Tennessee Sheriff Sues County Over Salary Dispute

BOLIVAR, Tenn. (AP) — Hardeman County Sheriff John Doolen has sued the county mayor and the county over a salary dispute involving his department.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Social Security Disability Fund Projected to Run Dry in 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — The 11 million people who receive Social Security disability face steep benefit cuts next year — unless Congress acts, the government said Wednesday.

Dems, GOP Senators Push Cyber Bill After Breach

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of senators is pushing to strengthen the authority of the Homeland Security Department to thwart cyberattacks on government networks and websites after a massive government data breach.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

After 2 Deaths, Ikea and Government Warn About Dressers

NEW YORK (AP) — After Ikea chests tipped over and fatally injured two boys, safety regulators say consumers should stop using Ikea's dressers and chests for children unless the products are mounted to a wall.

REAL ESTATE

US Home Sales Surged in June to Fastest Pace in 8-Plus Years

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans bought homes in June at the fastest rate in over eight years, pushing prices to record highs as buyer demand has eclipsed the availability of houses on the market.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 61 122 17,665
MORTGAGES 82 150 20,576
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 151 334 36,150
BANKRUPTCIES 54 92 11,774
BUSINESS LICENSES 31 59 5,619
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 28 120 12,154
MARRIAGE LICENSES 24 49 4,406

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