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VOL. 130 | NO. 183 | Monday, September 21, 2015
EMPHASIS Education

Schools Adjust to New SAT

Even with pending changes, schools careful not to 'teach to the test'

The college entry process is changing as the College Board debuts redesigned SAT and PSAT tests this school year.

NCRM Highlights Teacher Effectiveness Initiative

It’s not the kind of history you normally see at the National Civil Rights Museum, even with the museum’s 2014 technological update and expanded exhibits.

New Westhaven Elementary Calms Community Concerns

There was a time when Bridget Bradley in the same room with Shelby County Schools board members might have been a confrontation.

Memphis Multifamily Action Gets Second-Quarter Boost

Multifamily fundamentals were strong for the second quarter of 2015 as Downtown and Collierville continued to perform well in their new-construction booms.

Local Weather
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EVENTS

Downtown Memphis Commission executive search committee will meet Tuesday, Sept. 22, at noon at the DMC office, 114 N. Main St. Visit downtownmemphiscommission.com.

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Mayoral Contenders Break New Ground In Last TV Debate

Even after numerous debates, including three on television, it turns out the four major candidates for Memphis mayor did have a few new things to say during the last televised debate of the 2015 election year.

Central Defense Security Eyes Expansion in Mississippi, Texas

Memphis-based Central Defense Security has opened four branches in three states since first setting up shop in Memphis in July 2005.

Lakeland Elects New Commissioners, Arlington Returns Incumbents

Lakeland voters elected Michelle Dial and Joshua Roman to the city’s board of commissioners Thursday, Sept. 17, in the town's second election of the year.

SMALL BUSINESS

Socially Conscious Lesouque Curates Global, Ethical Designs

Gokben Yamandag recalls fond childhood memories visiting open markets for hours on Saturdays in her native Turkey.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Situational Medicine, Purpose and Innovation

Encouraged by 1000s of Leadership Training workshops, books and sessions, I took a time to contemplate and draft my purpose. The idea is that if you know your driving purpose, this knowledge will guide and attune all future growth. The purpose will act as a point of inspiration, a decision filter, and also an endless surplus of renewal.

Memphis Catholic Puts Education To Work

Milestones are an important part of life that remind us of something that matters.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Haslam: No 'Bias' Toward Outsourcing Building Management

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam insisted last week that he has no "bias" toward privatizing state government activities.

STATEWIDE

Inspectors Finish Visits to Tennessee Prisons

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Inspectors from the American Correctional Association have completed their visits to five Tennessee prisons after conducting a review at the request of the state's Department of Correction.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Universal Health Services Buying Foundations for $350M

NEW YORK (AP) — Universal Health Services, one of the largest hospital operators in the U.S., said Friday it will buy addiction treatment facility company Foundations Recovery Network for $350 million.

Jobless Rates Fall in 29 States in August Amid Job Gains

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates fell in 29 states in August and held steady in 11 as hiring remained solid nationwide. Falling oil and coal prices continued to take a toll on energy-producing states.

Index of US Economy Shows Small Gain in August

WASHINGTON (AP) — An index of future U.S. economic health edged up slightly in August after a flat reading in July. The outcome in both months signaled economic growth could be moderating.

HEALTH CARE

Novel Plan to Curb Drug Costs Seeks Candidates' Attention

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer-friendly ratings of the benefits of new drugs. Limits on what patients pay. Requiring drug companies to disclose how much they actually spend on research.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 67 253 2,588
MORTGAGES 68 266 3,160
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 21 45 522
BUILDING PERMITS 184 622 5,625
BANKRUPTCIES 44 193 1,972
BUSINESS LICENSES 19 91 987
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 28 96 1,108
MARRIAGE LICENSES 15 52 395

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