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VOL. 130 | NO. 143 | Friday, July 24, 2015

Speakers Set For Inaugural TEDxMemphis Event

A few weeks from now, Memphians will have a chance to hear from Kimbal Musk, the brother of billionaire Tesla founder Elon Musk, about his plans for the restaurant and garden concepts he’s bringing to Memphis.

Strickland's Memphis Mayoral Bid Heats Up

Just hours after he dropped out of the race for Memphis Mayor, James Harvey endorsed mayoral contender Jim Strickland at the opening of Strickland’s Poplar Plaza campaign headquarters.

East of Cleveland

MATA exploring Madison trolley line extension to Overton Square

Consultants for the Memphis Area Transit Authority are exploring an extension of the Madison Avenue trolley line east of Cleveland Street to Overton Square and North Cooper Street.

Dunavant Bulks Up in Memphis, Texas

Richard McDuffie was busy working in his East Memphis office when a company representative delivered the news.

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.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
59.0°F
A Few Clouds
Wind: East at 8.1 mph
Humidity: 54%

EVENTS

Ballet Memphis, in partnership with the Dizzy Feet Foundation, will celebrate National Dance Day with a free community dance event Saturday, July 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Overton Square Tower Courtyard, 2100 Trimble Place. Ballet Memphis will teach the National Dance Day dance, which will be performed “flash-mob style” by all participants and filmed for inclusion on the Dizzy Feet website. Visit dizzyfeetfoundation.org/national-dance-day for details.

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Camy’s To Relocate In Midtown

Camy’s, the Midtown delivery and carry-out institution, will relocate soon.

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.

One Week Later, Darrius Stewart Shooting Frames Larger Debate

The best indication the public has of how Darrius Stewart died is a YouTube video of his encounter Friday, July 17, with Memphis Police on Winchester Road.

Memphis Mayoral Field Set at 10

Shelby County Election Commissioners have certified the Memphis election ballot for Oct. 8.

SPORTS

Titans Announce Deal With Marcus Mariota

NASHVILLE (AP) – Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota signed with the Tennessee Titans on Tuesday, July 21, becoming the last of the NFL’s first-round draft picks to finalize his deal.

Titans Wide Receiver Hunter Granted Bond by Virginia Judge

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) – Tennessee Titans wide receiver Justin Hunter was granted bond by a Virginia judge on Tuesday, July 21, a day after turning himself in to authorities in his hometown on a charge of malicious wounding.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Granddad, Hambone And The KKK

IF THE KLAN DOESN’T LIKE YOU, PAT YOURSELF ON THE BACK.

The Online Trap

I’ll admit it; I’m an online junkie.

STATEWIDE

Tennessee Among 7 States Getting Extended NCLB Waiver

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is among seven states that have received extended No Child Left Behind waivers.

REGIONAL

Mississippi Capitol Getting Civil Rights Historical Marker

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Capitol is being added to the state's Freedom Trail on July 29.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Cheaper Fuel Helps Southwest, United Post Record 2Q Profits

DALLAS (AP) — Cheaper fuel and full planes are adding up to record airline profits, and the carriers are sharing the bounty with stockholders.

Amazon Shares Jump on Surprise 2Q Profit

SEATTLE (AP)Amazon.com reported a surprise second-quarter profit Thursday on continued strength of its cloud-computing business and strong revenue both domestically and abroad.

GM Tops 2Q Profit Forecasts on Trucks, SUVs

DETROIT (AP) — Big profits from trucks and SUVs helped General Motors overcome a sales slowdown in China, economic problems in Venezuela and payments to ignition switch crash victims as the automaker's second-quarter net income rose sixfold to nearly $1.12 billion.

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