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VOL. 131 | NO. 156 | Friday, August 5, 2016

Kustoff Claims 8th GOP Primary, Todd Upset by Lovell, Jenkins Over Newsom

Former U.S. Attorney David Kustoff claimed the Republican nomination for Tennessee’s 8th Congressional district Thursday, Aug. 4, in a 15-county contest in which the eastern parts of Shelby County played a decisive role.

Church Health YMCA Planned for Crosstown

The YMCA will open its 11th Memphis-area branch in Crosstown Concourse in partnership with the Church Health Center.

Live-Streamed Eye Surgeries Benefit Memphis Optometry Students

Eye Specialty Group (ESG) is teaming up with Southern College of Optometry (SCO) to provide another way of educating the area’s young doctors, helping them to better understand the latest surgery techniques. Late last week, three Lasik eye surgeries took place at the ESG Collierville medical offices and were live-streamed to students at SCO in the Medical District, marking the first of what is hoped will be many live-streamed collaborations.

HUD Serves GMF With Search Warrants

Agents with the Inspector General’s office of the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development served search warrants Wednesday, Aug. 3, at the Memphis offices of Global Ministries Foundation and showed up at GMF-owned apartment complexes in Indianapolis, Ind., and the offices of the Gill Group, a real estate company in Dexter, Mo.

Last Word: Election Wrap Up, Crosstown's Momentum and GMF's Court Report

For an election that only 14 percent of us turned out for, the Thursday elections in Shelby County delivered in terms of political drama.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
66.0°F
Fair
Wind: South at 9.2 mph
Humidity: 54%

EVENTS

Another Broken Egg will celebrate its new location at 65 S. Highland St. with pre-opening charity events Friday, Aug. 5, and Saturday, Aug. 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All proceeds from Friday’s event will go to Ronald McDonald House Charities-Memphis, and Saturday’s proceeds will go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Reservations are required and can be made for up to four guests at newatabe.com.

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New St. Jude Research Shows Lifelong Effects of Pediatric Cancer Fight

With cure rates for pediatric cancer at historic highs, researchers at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have been directing their efforts toward what comes next.

Visions of Memphis: Beating the Summer Heat

Every month, The Daily News is giving our readers an illustration from local artist Martha Kelly of places, events, sights and sounds that make Memphis ‘Memphis.’ This month, the bright pink home of Jerry’s Sno Cones in Berclair is a beacon for Memphians looking to cool off with this summertime staple.

SPORTS

Do Titans Finally Have Their Offensive Line?

New Tennessee Titans coach Mike Mularkey’s stated desire to play “exotic smashmouth” football – especially on offense – requires a good offensive line. But if there’s one thing the Titans have not had in recent years it’s a good offensive line.

Big 12 or No, There Soon Will Be Games to Play

This week’s cover story in The Memphis News is about Big 12 expansion and what it might mean for the University of Memphis to join a Power 5 league, and by extension what this could mean for the city of Memphis.

STARTUP CONFIDENTIAL

Tamburrino: ‘Have a Strategy Every Year’

By 2008, Patrick Tamburrino had put together a respectable corporate career in information technology in Memphis. 

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Laughing Beats Crying

THE RODNEY PERSPECTIVE. I was depressed. After a couple of weeks of political conventions and mind-numbing analysis by talking head armies to my left and right, I was wondering if I should bother to get out of bed. But I took solace as I sometimes do in the words of the late philosopher, Rodney Dangerfield, who reminds us that no matter how bad it gets, it could be worse, and a lot funnier.

Credit Card for Travel – Use Wisely

Ray’s Take As a general rule, credit card debt is considered a bad thing. But, as with any rule of thumb, there are exceptions.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Wells Fargo Says Small Business Optimism Ticks Up Slightly

Small business owners showed a modest uptick in optimism in a survey released Thursday by Wells Fargo & Co.

SeaWorld Revenue and Attendance Drop, Shares Tumble

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – SeaWorld's revenue fell as attendance declined, sending the theme park and entertainment company's shares lower.

CONSUMER NEWS

'Student' Credit Cards Aren't for All Students, or Even Most

As parents prepare their rising freshmen for life at college, many are leaving out a crucial piece of information: how to build credit.

Ford Recalls 830K Vehicles to Fix Faulty Door Latches

DETROIT (AP) – Ford is recalling about 830,000 vehicles in the U.S. and Mexico because parts in the side door latches can break and the doors can open while the vehicles are moving.

TECHNOLOGY

Jeep Hackers Back at Black Hat With New and Scarier Method

LAS VEGAS (AP) – A pair of well-known hackers has found another way to take control of a Jeep Cherokee – this time while it's moving at high speed.

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