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VOL. 128 | NO. 67 | Friday, April 5, 2013

Cardinals Weigh Buying Redbirds

The St. Louis Cardinals are showing renewed interest in purchasing the Memphis Redbirds, but any deal that would transfer ownership of the team and AutoZone Park from the nonprofit Redbirds Foundation almost certainly would require “city involvement,” foundation president Ray Pohlman said Thursday, April 4.

House Money

Caesars Entertainment goes bold with new $1 million giveaway

Like the gamblers who pace their floors, pull their levers and hover over their betting tables hoping for a payday, sometimes casino companies feel compelled to make uncommonly big bets of their own.

New Carrier Announces Memphis Air Service

A new Memphis-based regional air carrier announced Thursday, April 4, that it will begin daily service May 21 at Memphis International Airport with routes covering eight Southern cities and five of the cities served non-stop from the Memphis area.

Pro Bono Hotline Makes Access Inroads

In the first three months of 2013, nearly 800 Tennesseans have called a toll free hotline for pro bono legal assistance, which is only about 100 fewer inquiries than the state’s online pro bono website averaged over the same period.

Cohen, Fincher Offer Differing Views of Sequestration

With sequestration at the one-month mark in Washington, the two congressmen representing Memphis in the nation’s capital offered differing views on the ongoing automatic federal government spending cuts as a result of a lack of a budget agreement.

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In-Synk and The Daily News will host a Leadership Lunch & Learn about Daniel Pink’s book “To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others” Friday, April 5, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Triumph Bank board room, 5699 Poplar Ave. Cost is $20. Register at in-synksellhuman.eventbrite.com.

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Social Suds Brings Services to Soulsville

With a bubble machine on the roof, the new South Memphis Alliance laundromat and resource center opened Wednesday, April 3, at 1044 S. Bellevue Blvd.


Bass Striking Right Chord as Curb Institute Director

John Bass earned a Ph.D. in musicology from the University of Memphis.


Conley Proving Adept at Stealing the Show

The question came at Lionel Hollins as a compliment, the way many questions after dramatic victories do.

Vance Albitz: A True Web Gem

Occasionally, the brilliance of an idea is captured in its name. So it is with “Gloves 4 Troops,” the brainchild of Memphis Redbirds infielder Vance Albitz.


Single-Handed Success Story

SINGULAR PERFORMANCE. The White Station Class of 1966, the year ahead of mine, had two Academy Award winners – one you’ve heard of and one you haven’t.

Social Resumes and the Job Search

As an adjunct accounting professor at the University of Memphis, I am constantly trying to prepare my students for their future. Part of that preparation is exposing the students to tools that will assist them in their search for employment.

Making the Ask – Part Two

Fundraising provides nonprofits with the money they need to deliver on their missions. When you ask others to join you in giving you become part of the nonprofit’s success team.


Memphis March Honors Slain Civil Rights Leader King

MEMPHIS (AP) – Hundreds of union members and their supporters marched in Memphis on the 45th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s murder, calling for a new commitment to the human rights causes he died for.


Haslam School Voucher Bill Dead This Session

NASHVILLE (AP) – The Republican leader carrying Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to create school vouchers in Tennessee said he's decided to let it die this session because he's tired of the "gamesmanship."

Bill to Allow Schools to Choose Security

NASHVILLE (AP) – A proposal that would allow school districts to hire retired law enforcement officers for security advanced in the Legislature on Wednesday after being approved by the governor.


US Unemployment Aid Applications Jump to 385,000

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid rose last week by 28,000, the third straight increase.


30-Year Mortgage Rate Slips

WASHINGTON (AP) – Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages crept closer to their historic lows this week, a trend that could help the housing recovery strengthen.


Walgreen Clinics Expand Care Into Chronic Illness

Walgreen Co. has stretched the reach of its drugstore clinics beyond treating ankle sprains and sinus infections to handling chronic diseases such as diabetes, asthma and high blood pressure.


Facebook Unveils 'Home' for Android Phones

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) – With its new "Home" on Android gadgets, Facebook aims to put its social network at the center of people's mobile experiences.

PC, Tablet, Phone Shipments to Hit 2.4 Billion in 2013

NEW YORK (AP) – Research firm Gartner says it expects worldwide PC, tablet and mobile phone shipments to reach 2.4 billion units this year, up 9 percent from 2012.

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