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VOL. 132 | NO. 176 | Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Council to Weigh Statues, Funding Projects

Memphis City Council members have a busy agenda Tuesday, Sept. 5: continued discussion regarding bypassing a Tennessee Historical Commission waiver process to remove Confederate monuments and a recently enacted ban on sewer connections to properties outside the city limits.

Downtown Protest Calls For New DACA On Eve of Trump Immigration Decision

More than 200 people gathered Monday, Sept. 4, in Civic Center Plaza to push for the continuation of the DACA – Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals – executive order.

Wizards Return

The rise and fall, and rise of pinball

The past couple of years has seen the return of pinball tables across the Mid-South, with groups like Memphis Pinball hosting weekly gatherings at places like Memphis Made Brewing and the new pinball arcade in Millington, The Retro.

Rhodes College Keeps Flexibility In Its Design For The Sciences

Typically when Rhodes College erects a new building on its historic Midtown campus, it’s nearly impossible to see the difference from the rest of the gothic architecture dating back to 1925.

Juvenile Court Judge Calls Federal Oversight and Monitors a ‘Distraction’

Five years ago when the U.S. Justice Department concluded years of review with a scathing report about due process and equal treatment issues in Memphis-Shelby County Juvenile Court, then Judge Curtis Person Jr. and his staff had to make a decision.

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EVENTS

The Mid-South Coalition for Comfort Care and Bioethics will hold a community meeting presentation titled “Everyday Ways to Practice Integrative Medicine” Tuesday, Sept. 5, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Trezevant Terrace, 3437 Waynoka Ave. Joanna Lyman, palliative care coordinator at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, will discuss how integrative medicine combines conventional medicine and complementary therapies to help children with chronic illnesses and other conditions. For more information, contact Emily Fox-Hill at efoxhill@aol.com or 901-626-4233.

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Driving Course For Teens Grew Out Of Tragedy, Saves Lives

Free B.R.A.K.E.S. Course Comes To Memphis International Raceway Sept. 9-10

When a parent loses a child, there is no definitive timeline for working through the stages of grief. Remnants of denial may always linger. Anger might cast a long shadow. Bargaining can play with the mind, depression can come and go in waves, and acceptance may be a life-long journey.

St. Jude Lets Scientific Community Tap Into, Build on Its Research

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has taken another step forward in an ongoing effort to effectively open source the hospital’s expertise, research and discoveries, with the hospital now formally opening up its Childhood Solid Tumor Network to a wider audience.

REAL ESTATE RECAP

Financial Services Firm Takes Floor in Clark Tower

In this week’s Real Estate Recap, a financial services firm inks a full floor in Clark Tower and Crosstown High School files a $4.1 million permit to build-out space in the Crosstown Concourse for its charter school that is scheduled to open next fall. 


LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Teamwork And Strategy: Five Steps to Success

So you’re ready to launch – or relaunch – your nonprofit. Or maybe you want a fresh start, a tuneup, or a do-over for your existing organization. What should you do? Get together and talk? Listen? Plot and plan? Review your finances? Visit organizations that inspire you? Yes. And more.

Mindset is Greater Than Process

When organizations first experiment with innovation, they tend to be anxious. They are unsure of the unknowns. What has to change? How can we measure the return? What does innovation even mean? How do we do it?

STATEWIDE

Review: Deadly Tennessee Fire Could Become 'New Normal'

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Drought-stricken Great Smoky Mountains National Park was not prepared for last year's catastrophic fire, and climate change is among the factors that will likely make conditions that led to the disaster the "new normal" for the park, according to a federal review released Thursday.

US ECONOMY

US Job Growth Slowed in August But Economy Still Looks Solid

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. job market hit a lull in August, with employers adding a solid but less-than-robust 156,000 jobs and holding back on meaningful pay raises for most workers.

Survey: US August Factory Activity at 6-Plus Year High

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. factories expanded at a brisk pace in August, a likely sign of strength for the U.S. economy as new orders, production and employment all improved.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Video Streaming Player Pioneer Roku Seeks $100M in IPO

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Video streaming player pioneer Roku is going public, hoping to raise money to expand into more households and fend off competitive threats from bigger technology companies.

US NEWS

Fewer Americans Buying Insurance in Coastal Areas

PLANTATION, Fla. (AP) – Amanda Spartz nearly did not renew her home's flood insurance policy after her first year in Florida. Two hurricanes came close to the Fort Lauderdale suburbs last year, but they didn't hit and her home isn't in a high-risk flood zone. She figured she could put the $450 annual premium, due next week, to another use.

AUTO INDUSTRY

VW Plots Return to Relevance in US Following Diesel Scandal

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – Volkswagen is rolling out its plan for re-selling most of the cars involved in the German automaker's diesel emissions cheating scandal.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 69 69 21,228
MORTGAGES 57 57 24,842
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 8,703
BUILDING PERMITS 0 0 43,347
BANKRUPTCIES 0 0 14,194
BUSINESS LICENSES 12 12 6,503
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 0 13,678
MARRIAGE LICENSES 19 19 5,177

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