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VOL. 131 | NO. 186 | Friday, September 16, 2016

St. Jude Graduate School Seeks Applicants

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is another step closer to launching its new on-campus biomedical sciences graduate school, with the window for applications from potential students now open.

Brooks Museum to Open Carroll Cloar Gallery

Three years after the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art and four other art institutions in the city mounted a major retrospective exhibition on Memphis artist Carroll Cloar, the Brooks is opening a permanent exhibit space dedicated to Cloar’s work.

$4.3M Grant Has MATA Hopeful of Replacing Outdated Buses

The Memphis Area Transit Authority could add as many as 35 new buses to its fleet, which would reduce its high rate for road failure and maintenance costs.

Snapshot: Shadyac Does Duck Walk

ALSAC president and CEO Rick Shadyac served as honorary duckmaster at The Peabody’s 147th anniversary celebration this week, where he was also inducted into the Duck Walk Hall of Fame. At the ceremony, Peabody Hotels & Resorts president Doug Browne announced a campaign to raise $1 million for St. Jude through various means.

Last Word: RVC Drops Mud Island Proposal, Fizdale on Kaepernick and Carroll Cloar

The Riverfront Development Corporation got a one-line email Thursday from Andy Cates, the RVC Outdoor Destinations CEO.

Local Weather
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EVENTS

Memphis Botanic Garden will present “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” family movie night Friday, Sept. 16, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at MBG, 750 Cherry Road. Visit exploration stations to learn about plants that become sweet treats, then settle in on the lawn for the screening. Bring a picnic; drinks and treats available for purchase. Admission is $8 for members and $10 for nonmembers. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.

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Public Awareness, Early Detection Most Important in Treating Sepsis

Annually it’s the third-leading killer worldwide behind only behind cancer and heart attacks.

STARTUP CONFIDENTIAL

Webb: ‘The Most Important Thing is Talent’

When Roblin Webb graduated from Rhodes College with an urban studies major, she knew she wanted to make a difference, and working as a civil rights lawyer seemed like the right way to do it. So she headed to law school and grad school at Rutgers, in New Jersey, then came back to Memphis and got a job at a law firm. 

THE TIPPING POINT

Sunkara Keeps Memphis Companies on the Cutting Edge

Sridhar Sunkara knows the challenges that small-business owners face. He is one.

SPORTS

Grizzlies and Civil Rights Museum Create ‘A Bridge of Opportunity’

Fifteen years ago, the Memphis Grizzlies were about to start their first season as the city’s NBA team. The run-up to the season had been bumpy with next-door neighbors displaying “NBA NOW” and “NBA NO” signs. The latter were first created with a little editing to the “NBA NOW” signs as the “w” was erased or covered over.

Basketball Aside, Fizdale Belongs in Memphis

When he was growing up in South Central Los Angeles, a young David Fizdale couldn’t imagine that he would one day be in Memphis or an NBA head coach.

High-Scoring Ohio Good Warmup for Florida Game

Tennessee football returns to normalcy this week, if you call a noon EDT kickoff normal.

‘Crazy Stuff’ Threatens to Kill Another Titans Season

By most accounts, the Tennessee Titans won the offseason thanks to a strong draft and some smart moves in free agency.

OC Robiskie Appreciates the Help – To a Point

Being an offensive or defensive coordinator can be a thankless job.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

A Tasteful List 2016

MEMPHIS BY THE BITE. Presenting the sixth serving of the Tasteful List, updated for 2016 – alphabetical local favorites in one decidedly local man’s opinion – the only things easy to swallow in an election year.

Retirement Readiness – Positive Planning

Ray’s Take At varying levels, most of us acknowledge that retirement planning is something that deserves some consideration. The challenge comes in the midst of day-to-day problems and distractions. We can lose focus or may not have a good grasp of what our focus is. It makes an often-difficult task even harder.

REGIONAL NEWS

Panel Endorses Arkansas Insurance Marketplace Fee Plan

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Arkansas lawmakers have endorsed an agency's plan to collect a 3 percent fee on plans offered through the state's health insurance exchange.

CONSUMER NEWS

How to Tell If Your 401(k) is a Dud

There's a lot to like about employer-sponsored retirement plans like the 401(k): They're convenient (funded via automatic payroll deduction), offer tax savings (contributions lower a participant's taxable income, and investments grow tax-free) and many companies sweeten the deal by pitching in their own money to encourage employees to save.

HEALTH CARE

Behind Health Law's 'Growing Pains,' More Serious Problems?

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama told insurers this week his health care overhaul has had some growing pains. But with premiums rising and marquee insurers bailing, could the real diagnosis be "failure to thrive?"

ECONOMY

US Manufacturing Output Stumbled in August

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. factory production fell last month amid cutbacks in appliances, home electronics and machinery, threatening hopes for a manufacturing rebound after two previous months of gains.

US Retail Sales Slump 0.3 Percent, Ending 4 Months of Gains

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. shoppers retreated in August, cutting back their spending at auto dealers, furnishers and building material stores to depress overall retail sales after four straight monthly gains.

A Flurry of Tepid Economic Data Could Lead Fed to Delay Hike

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. factory output fell, consumers cut back at retailers and wholesale prices went nowhere in August, the latest evidence of a less-than-robust economy. The weak numbers could give the Federal Reserve further reason to hold off on raising interest rates when it meets next week.

US Business Stockpiles Unchanged in July While Sales Decline

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. businesses left their stockpiles unchanged in July while sales declined slightly.

US Average 30-Year Mortgage Rate Jumps to 3.50 Percent

WASHINGTON (AP) – Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week, with the benchmark 30-year loan reaching its highest level since June.

$4.3M Grant Has MATA Hopeful of Replacing Outdated Buses

The Memphis Area Transit Authority could add as many as 35 new buses to its fleet, which would reduce its high rate for road failure and maintenance costs.

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PROPERTY SALES 83 223 16,103
MORTGAGES 62 207 18,599
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 0 323 32,794
BANKRUPTCIES 66 187 10,687
BUSINESS LICENSES 28 86 5,172
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 37 127 11,344
MARRIAGE LICENSES 15 75 3,848

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