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VOL. 131 | NO. 182 | Monday, September 12, 2016

$11M Theater Planned for Crosstown Concourse

A 450-seat theater on the Crosstown Concourse campus will attract national acts and boost the local arts scene.

Tigers to Start and End AAC Play With SMU

The University of Memphis will open its 2016-17 American Athletic Conference schedule on Tuesday, Dec. 27, when SMU comes to FedExForum and will finish the season on Saturday, March 4, at SMU.

The Week Ahead: September 12-18

Happy Monday, Memphis! There’s plenty of celebrating going on in the Bluff City this week, from COGIC’s annual Founder’s Celebration to the Cooper-Young Festival and The Peabody’s birthday bash. Check out details on those and other happenings to keep on your radar this week…

Germantown Moves on New School Site South of Poplar

The city of Germantown is moving toward a contract on 33 acres of land south of Poplar Avenue for a new elementary school.

New Data Tracking System Will Save Memphis Educators Hours Every Week, Officials Say

The system for sharing student data with educators in Tennessee’s largest school district has been laborsome and time-intensive at best, but that’s about to change.

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EVENTS

The Orpheum Theatre will present “Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage” Tuesday through Sunday, Sept. 13-18, at 203 S. Main St. Visit orpheum-memphis.com for times and tick-ets.

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THE MEMPHIS NEWS

The Eyes Have It

Eclectic Eye’s success in Midtown offers lessons in small-business success

Years ago, Peggy White drove around town in a replica MG3. The car got a lot of looks, and White got a lot of compliments. Today, however, it’s White’s face that is turning heads. Specifically, her eyeglasses and the chameleon-like makeover she can create from one day to another.

Editorial: Memphis Must Forge Ahead, Build Program

With 11 schools still reportedly vying for expansion spots in the Big 12 Conference, news that the University of Memphis is no longer under consideration was deflating, to say the least. And a little perplexing.

September 9-15, 2016: This Week in Memphis History

2001: At Memphis International Airport, air traffic controllers are the busiest in the nation landing more airplanes than any other U.S. airport as all flights are diverted to land at the nearest airport in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

LAST WEEK'S MOST POPULAR

Curb Market to Open in Crosstown Concourse

Locally owned grocery The Curb Market is returning to its midcentury roots with its plan to locate a new, larger store in Crosstown Concourse.

Like a Troll Under Poplar and Union, Flicker Street Flourishing as Arts District

The Poplar/Union viaduct passes over a collection of half-moon shaped Quonset huts that look unlike any other building type in Memphis.

Seasoned Chef Raymond Jackson Returns Home at the Madison Hotel

Raymond Jackson pays attention to how guests in his restaurant’s dining room react, picking up on bits of conversation and even things an ordinary person might miss.

Delta Says It Lost $100 Million in Revenue Due to Big Outage

ATLANTA (AP)Delta Air Lines Inc. said Friday that last month's computer outage, which caused it to cancel 2,300 flights, cost $100 million in lost revenue.

Germantown Moves on New School Site South of Poplar

The city of Germantown is moving toward a contract on 33 acres of land south of Poplar Avenue for a new elementary school.

MEMPHIS AREA

Hooker, Samudio Inducted Into Memphis Music Hall of Fame

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Bluesman John Lee Hooker, rock 'n' roll frontman Sam "The Sham" Samudio and opera singer Marguerite Piazza are being inducted into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame.

Human Case of West Nile Virus in Shelby County Reported

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Health officials are reporting the first human case of the West Nile virus in Shelby County this year.

STATEWIDE

Tennessee Rep. Armstrong Resigns Ahead of Expected Ouster

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Democratic State Rep. Joe Armstrong on Friday submitted his resignation from the Tennessee General Assembly, avoiding an expected move to oust him following a felony tax fraud conviction in federal court.

REGIONAL NEWS

Attorney: Suit Against Confederate Emblem Not a Lost Cause

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – An attorney says he's not surrendering his legal battle to erase the Confederate battle emblem from the Mississippi flag.

Arkansas Ballot Will Offer a New Test for Medical Marijuana

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Republicans control all of Arkansas' statewide offices, hold a majority in both chambers of the Legislature and are nearly assured of winning the state's six electoral votes in the presidential election.

FINANCIAL

US Stocks Slump As Traders Fear Higher Interest Rates

Investor jitters over the possibility the Federal Reserve is ready to raise interest rates this year roiled Wall Street Friday, handing the stock market its worst day in more than two months.

TECHNOLOGY

US Agency: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Too Dangerous to Use

NEW YORK (AP) – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says owners of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphones should turn them off and stop using them because of the risk that their batteries can explode.

Air Travelers on Samsung Phone Honor System After Fires

If you travel with a Samsung Note 7, you're likely on the honor system when deciding whether to use or charge the device during a flight.

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