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VOL. 130 | NO. 177 | Friday, September 11, 2015

Mall of Memphis Developers Tout Project as Catalyst

The developers of a proposed industrial park on the site of the old Mall of Memphis in Parkway Village acknowledge the tax breaks they are seeking are different than most incentives.

Pink Diva Opens on Florida Street, New DeJaVu in Binghampton

It all started over tacos. Three years ago, Cassi Conyers was edging into a vegan lifestyle and stopped to try the vegan tacos at DeJaVu Restaurant’s 936 Florida St. location.

Small-Business Tips: Research, Network and Have Cash

Small business ideas – dreams, if you will – take time. To create, to develop, to implement and to sustain.

Duncan-Williams Launches Asset-Management Business

A new standalone financial firm has launched out of Duncan-Williams Inc. that has its own name and website and will soon move into its own Poplar Avenue office space.

Shelby County Housing Market Sees Steady Summer

Home sales continued to strengthen in Memphis and Shelby County last month with a hefty $243 million in recorded sales – an increase of 25 percent from August 2014’s total revenue.

Local Weather
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Wind: South at 3.5 mph
Humidity: 77%

EVENTS

New Ballet Ensemble & School will present “FreeFall” Friday and Saturday, Sept. 11-12, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 13, at 2:30 p.m. at Hattiloo Theatre, 37 S. Cooper St. The performance showcases eclectic dance pieces, collaboratively performed by students and the ensemble. All performances are pay-what-you-can. Visit newballet.org for tickets.

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Wharton, Strickland Roll Out Anti-Crime Platforms

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton and challenger Jim Strickland rolled out anti-crime platforms Wednesday, Sept. 9, that signal a shift in the Memphis mayoral race after months of bickering over whether the city’s crime rate is up or down.

Buster’s Prepares to Open Major East Memphis Expansion

Buster’s Liquors & Wines’ longtime East Memphis presence is about to get even bigger.

Delta Queen Lists Memphis As Possible Port

The legendary Delta Queen steamboat is expected to visit the Memphis riverfront with its probable 2016 return to passenger cruise service.

ASD Looks at Six Schools for 2016 Takeover

Six Memphis schools are on the state-run Achievement School District’s short list for possible takeover in the 2016-2017 school year.

Kosten Foundation Lifts Pancreatic Cancer Awareness

When the Herb Kosten Foundation began in 2003, it was out of a desire to honor the man’s legacy.

Indie Memphis Offers First Peek at 2015 Lineup

In the first glimpse provided of the 18th annual Indie Memphis Film Festival, the event has announced the highlights of more than a hundred independent films to screen from Nov. 3 to Nov. 11.

MATA Seeks $200,000 Central Station Grant

The Memphis Area Transit Authority is seeking a $200,000 grant from the Downtown Memphis Commission to expand shared parking at Central Station that would double as more space for the relocated Memphis Farmers Market.

SPORTS

Fuente, Tigers Now Nitpick Imperfections as Winning Continues

As season openers go, it had just about everything: a big crowd, with more than 41,000 showing up at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium; spirited tailgating on Tiger Lane; and really cool replica rings given out to the first 3,500 fans in celebration of the team’s 10-win season, share of the American Athletic Conference title and victory in the Miami Beach Bowl.

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? John Calipari!

[UPDATE: University of Memphis president David Rudd issued a statement on Twitter late Thursday afternoon stating the university "will not be recognizing Coach Calipari." Read his statement here.]

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

A Steeple in Hell

THE CHURCH OF GROUND ZERO. Headed to my desk, I passed a photograph on the wall. I pass it several times every day, but when I typed 9/11 at the top of the page, the date this column would run in The Daily News, I realized what the column would be about:

Work Stress is Bad for Your Health

If you’re feeling stressed at work, it turns out it may actually be bad for your long-term health. Researchers from Harvard and Stanford found that work stress can be as bad for you as secondhand smoke.

STATEWIDE

Slatery Mum on Tennessee Supreme Court Plans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Applications are now open to fill a vacancy on the bench of Tennessee's highest court, but one heavy favorite — should he chose to apply — still won't divulge his plans.

Former Tennessee Sheriff's Major Indicted on Charges

GALLATIN, Tenn. (AP) — A former Sumner County Sheriff's Office major has been indicted on multiple charges in connection to an ongoing misconduct investigation.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

US Unemployment Benefit Applications Dropped to 275,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, keeping this key indicator of labor market health near historic lows.

New Federal Food Safety Rules Issued After Deadly Outbreaks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Food manufacturers must be more vigilant about keeping their operations clean under new government safety rules released Thursday in the wake of deadly foodborne illness outbreaks linked to ice cream, caramel apples, cantaloupes and peanuts.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Pelosi: Judge's Ruling in Health Care Lawsuit 'Astounding'

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she is astonished by a judge's ruling that clears the way for a Republican challenge to President Obama's health care law to move ahead.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 89 312 16,192
MORTGAGES 86 293 18,685
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 332 655 33,126
BANKRUPTCIES 50 237 10,737
BUSINESS LICENSES 26 112 5,198
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 127 11,344
MARRIAGE LICENSES 19 94 3,867

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