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VOL. 127 | NO. 167 | Monday, August 27, 2012
SPECIAL EMPHASIS: Health Care

Healing in a Hurry

Walk-in health care clinics gain popularity as cost, wait time to see doctors rises

Urgent health care clinics are becoming increasingly attractive options for patients discouraged by long wait times and difficulty securing appointments with their overwhelmed primary care physicians.

Company Wellness Programs Increasing

During the height of the Great Recession from 2007 to 2009, some feared that employers would stop providing health care coverage to save money. Now businesses big and small hope to save on health care costs by taking a more active role.

Campbell, DeCandia and Laurenzi: Finalists For Criminal Court Judge

Three prosecutors are the finalists for the Criminal Court Judge vacancy.

West Clinic’s Mounce Leading Efforts to Improve Care

Erich Mounce, CEO of The West Clinic, is on a mission to help improve the quality of care for cancer patients.

Local Weather
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EVENTS

Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir will address the Germantown board of mayor and aldermen Monday, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m. in the council chambers, 1930 S. Germantown Road. The open forum will include an update on property tax revenue and economic trends affecting the community. Visit shelbycountytrustee.com.

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Lawsuit Filed Contesting Millington Referendum Results

The second legal challenge of the Aug. 2 election results was filed Friday, Aug. 24. in Shelby County Chancery Court.

Commission to Vote on Overriding Veto

Shelby County Commissioners will probably vote Monday, Aug. 27, on whether to override a veto by County Mayor Mark Luttrell.

BankTennessee Opens New Atoka Loan Center

In an effort to fill a key spot along the U.S. 51 corridor and bridge the gap between its Memphis market and an office in Lauderdale County, Collierville-based BankTennessee has expanded its footprint.

Festival Seeks Best Memphis Burger

Seth Agranov is a burger guru with a big vision.

Pediatrician Shares Vision of Health Care in Memphis

Dr. Randy Christensen is a pediatrician who came to Memphis to share – with audiences that included medical professionals as well as members of the broader business community – his vision of how health care should be approached.

School Board to Consider Aitken’s Role in Transition

Countywide school board members have been known to debate what is on their agenda for as long as an hour or so before moving on to other matters.

SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Benevere Fills Pharmacy Niche By Compounding Medicines

After his father was diagnosed with diabetes, Brett Wright – wanting to better understand treatment for the disease and a way to help patients like his father – decided to enroll at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Pharmacy in Memphis.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Unflattering News For Some Bosses

If you were walking along the street and saw $100 bill on the ground, would you pick it up, or would you just walk on by and leave it there? I’m not asking this question to test your ethics. Assume it was dropped on the ground and there is no hope of finding the owner. I’ll bet most of you would pick it up and get a little rush; a feeling that it’s your lucky day. The skill of delegation is similar to that $100 bill lying on the ground, and many of you walk right by it and leave the delegation option untouched every day.

THE MEMPHIS NEWS

Back to the Gridiron

Football season brings new coaches, old challenges and more SEC dominance

It was the last day before fall practice would begin. First-year University of Memphis football coach Justin Fuente couldn’t wait to get started.

Crosstown Rejuvenation Allows for Big Dreams

The answer for the old Sears Crosstown property turns out to be some arts and some medical and health care uses, as well as education and housing for those involved in all of the endeavors.

MEMPHIS AREA

Study: Chinese Imports Cost 96,300 Jobs in Mid-South Since 2001

A new report from a liberal think tank says Chinese imports caused the loss of 2.7 million jobs in the United States, including 96,300 in the Mid-South, since the industrializing nation joined the World Trade Organization in 2001.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Tenn. Housing Agency Declines Funds for Disabled Renters

NASHVILLE (AP) – The state's housing agency declined to apply for up to $12 million in federal rental assistance for people with disabilities, despite a need for housing and recommendations to apply by TennCare, the state's Medicaid agency.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Drop in Key US Durable Goods Orders Shows Weakness

WASHINGTON (AP) – Signs that U.S. manufacturing is faltering emerged from a report Friday that orders for long-lasting factory goods, excluding the volatile transportation category, fell in July for the fourth time in five months.

US Makes $62.4M on Sale of Stock in 4 Small Banks

WASHINGTON (AP) – The government says it made $62.4 million on the sale of its stock in four small banks that were bailed out during the 2008 financial crisis.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

AP Exclusive: Romney Uses Secretive Data-Mining

WASHINGTON (AP) – Mitt Romney's success in raising hundreds of millions of dollars in the costliest presidential race ever can be traced in part to a secretive data-mining project that sifts through Americans' personal information – including their purchasing history and church attendance – to identify new and likely, wealthy donors, The Associated Press has learned.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 115 270 19,843
MORTGAGES 141 311 23,225
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 23 71 8,375
BUILDING PERMITS 0 338 40,366
BANKRUPTCIES 74 196 13,300
BUSINESS LICENSES 25 48 6,185
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 40 125 13,120
MARRIAGE LICENSES 15 73 4,915

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