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VOL. 131 | NO. 171 | Friday, August 26, 2016

Pera’s Ubiquiti Networks at Pivotal Moment

Big tech companies like Google and Facebook have been generating news headlines and public interest for a while now over their plans to bring internet connectivity to the large swaths of the world that still don’t have it, or that need a better offering of some kind.

Trailblazer on the Track

‘First Lady of Drag Racing’ Shirley Muldowney set a path for women race car drivers

Two or three times a week, the dream returns. No matter that it has been 13 years since she was behind the wheel of a top fuel dragster. No matter that she is now 76 years old.

French Truck Coffee Making Splash in Memphis

Jimmy Lewis said that when he agreed to move his Relevant Roasters concept into Crosstown Concourse, he was taking a risk. His coffee-roasting operation is only 2 years old, and the in-house coffee shop element at 584 Tillman St. is even newer.

Cossitt Series Kicks Off With 1980s Games, Films

The city’s first public library is not closed. It’s something Memphis Public Library director Keenon McCloy has to keep telling people. And she’s taking steps to do more than just show the Cossitt Library is open, including fielding and testing out ideas for the second floor of the library.

Last Word: $60 Million, Frozen Graceland and Wreck It Ralph's Return

The federal government’s problem with a law the Tennessee Legislature passed earlier this year is serious -- $60-million serious.

Local Weather
Memphis, TN
Mostly Cloudy
Wind: West at 4.6 mph
Humidity: 60%


The Orpheum Theatre Summer Movie Series will wrap up Friday, Aug. 26, with a screening of “Gone With the Wind” at 7 p.m. at The Orpheum, 203 S. Main St. Adult tickets are $8; children 12 and younger are $6. Visit orpheum-memphis.com.

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Haslam Says Special Session Likely Without Federal Compromise

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam said $60 million in federal roads funding is too much for the state to lose because of a law the Tennessee Legislature passed that federal officials have a problem with.

William Winter Added as Freedom Award Recipient

Former Mississippi Gov. William Winter will be among the recipients of the National Civil Rights Museum’s annual Freedom Awards in October.

Graceland Holdings to Manage Prince’s Home, Paisley Park

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Paisley Park, the private estate and studio complex of the late rock superstar Prince, will open for daily public tours starting Oct. 6, the trust company overseeing his estate announced Wednesday, and the company that runs Elvis Presley's Graceland will manage it.


Once QB Country, SEC Now Has Only A Few Proven Players at the Position

At SEC Media Days this summer in Hoover, Ala., the 14 head coaches brought along more starting offensive linemen (5) than starting quarterbacks (3). Such is the state of the most high profile position in the Southeastern Conference at the beginning of the 2016 college football season.

Enjoy The Hype, Vol Fans. It’s Been A Long Time

The temptation here is to throw a couple of buckets of cold water on the great expectations for the Tennessee Vols this season.

Players Like Mularkey’s Honesty – Even With Media

You don’t have to be around Mike Mularkey very long to realize something about him that you won’t necessarily find in a lot of NFL head coaches.

Let’s Play 12 (Big) Questions

While we wait for the gods of the Big 12 to make their decision on expansion, 12 questions as a public service:


Washington: ‘Always Take Time to Analyze’

Startup Confidential

It was 1996 when Alfred Washington, a lineman on the University of Memphis football team, got his first security job. U2 was in town, and the owner of a security firm asked Washington and another football friend if they would work security at the concert – escort the artists into the arena, stay backstage with them, make sure they had what they needed. The artists and their security handlers liked Washington so much they offered him a job.


The Money Mindset

Ray’s Take We all have rules about how we live our lives, and we have rules about how we use our money. Whether you realize it or not, you have created certain rules around your spending, saving and giving of money.

We Know, We Know

THE MORE YOU KNOW, THE BETTER. There’s a guy crawling around my house with something called a moisture meter. Whatever it finds is measured in money. There’s another one sanding my living room down to raw wood. Cha-ching. My dogs are going nuts not knowing which of them to bark at next or which sound to run from or toward. Please shut up.


Smith Helps Mayor Pick the Right Team

As chief human resources officer for the city of Memphis, Alexandria Smith is responsible for the HR strategy and talent management for the city as an employer. She provides advice to the mayor and senior leadership team, a role that has played an important part in shaping the city’s future, including leading the recent search for a police chief.


Prison Company Fights to Seal Documents About Strip Searches

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Private prison operator Corrections Corporation of America is trying to seal from public view documents in a lawsuit that claim female visitors to a Tennessee prison were forced to undergo strip searches to prove they were menstruating.

Former Democratic State Rep. George Fraley Dies at 85

WINCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) George Fraley, a former state representative and mayor of Franklin County, has died. He was 85.


Yellen, in Speech Friday, Could Send Signal About Next Hike

WASHINGTON (AP) – The job market is humming, and so are the U.S. financial markets, with major stock indexes near record highs.

Applications for US Unemployment Benefits Slipped Last Week

WASHINGTON (AP) – Slightly fewer people filed for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, a sign the American job market remains healthy.


Sears Moves to Quarterly Loss, Sales Keep Faltering

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) – Sears posted a second-quarter loss, with perpetually weak sales overshadowing the retailer's efforts to cut costs and slow its cash burn. CEO Edward Lampert's hedge fund will forward the ailing chain $300 million in additional debt financing.

Dollar General, Dollar Tree Report Weak Sales Growth

NEW YORK (AP) – Discount-store rivals Dollar General and Dollar Tree reported weaker-than-expected sales figures Thursday, as struggling lower-income shoppers spent less at their stores.


Amazon Starts Car Research and Review Site

NEW YORK (AP) – Amazon is starting a site offering research, reviews and other information on new and used cars.

How to Get Ready for Your VW Payout

Loyal owners of Volkswagen diesel cars understandably felt betrayed when they learned the German automaker had rigged the testing process to bypass U.S. emissions standards. But many are having a change of heart after learning how much VW will pay them to turn in their cars.

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