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VOL. 128 | NO. 7 | Thursday, January 10, 2013

Sekisui, Circa to Relocate Spaces

Two East Memphis restaurants soon will have new addresses. 

Raising Awareness

Breastfeeding Coalition campaign touts health benefits for mother, child

The Shelby County Breastfeeding Coalition continues its rollout of a new marketing campaign across the city to raise awareness about the importance of breastfeeding and how it contributes to the overall health of the mother and child.

Blue CRUSH Cuts Point to Larger Divide

Crime numbers may be the most politically volatile set of statistics elected officials can debate or rely on.

Wharton Gives Beale Street Clues

There would still be a role for the Beale Street Development Corp. in the second phase of development of the entertainment district.

School Board Takes Up Merger Issues Thursday

The countywide school board meets in special session Thursday, Jan. 10 to take up 10 more recommendations on the merger of Shelby County’s two public school systems.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
40°F
Fair
Wind: 3 mph
Humidity: 60%

EVENTS

Rhodes College and Christian Brothers University will commemorate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Thursday, Jan. 10, at 1 p.m. in the Spain Auditorium at CBU, 650 East Parkway S. Civil rights activist Ann Sullivan will speak, and the Memphis Police Department Peacemakers will sing. Visit rhodes.edu or cbu.edu.

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Liberty Bowl Moves Raise Questions About Coliseum

Memphis City Council members approved $12 million in funding Tuesday, Jan. 8, for the coming design and renovation of Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium to make it comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

James Lee House Bed & Breakfast Granted 10-Year Tax Freeze

The James Lee House redevelopment is moving along in Victorian Village. 

Diversified Trust Hires Associate Counsel

In the financial services world, the compliance work overseen by legal counsel has grown in prominence and importance.

Garage Demolition Site Locale of Notorious War Prison

The parking garage being demolished on North Second Street east of Court Square has a past.

Helen of Troy Plans Build-to-Suit

Helen of Troy Ltd., a manufacturer and distributor of household products, has finalized plans to build a 1.3 million-square-foot distribution facility in Olive Branch.

MEMPHIS LAW TALK

Prather Parlays Experience Into Job as ALSAC Counsel

After 12 years with Martin Tate Morrow & Marston PC, attorney Lauri Prather has made the move to in-house counsel with ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Set Goals to Make Saving Easier

Ray’s Take I’m always emphasizing the importance of saving. However, saving without specific goals in mind with their time horizons is extremely hard to do. There are just too many distractions in this world – too many well-trained marketers with different agendas. Goal setting is an essential step in the planning process. It’s the primary motivating factor. After all, if you haven’t identified any goals, what’s driving you to save? Just as important, how do you know when you’ve saved enough?

A Murphy’s Law Birthday

“Turn right in four-tenths of a mile,” Susan said. “I’m looking forward to some light, warmth, TV and Internet access.”

REGIONAL

More Expansion Planned at Elvis Presley Birthplace

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) – Two new statutes of Elvis Presley will be placed at his birthplace in Tupelo.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Kyle Wants GOP Senate Caucus Meetings Open

NASHVILLE (AP) – The top Democrat in the state Senate is calling on Republicans to make the upper chamber of the General Assembly subject to open government laws, saying he wants to see more transparency in government.

Alexander Proposes ‘Grand Swap’ for Medicaid, Education

NASHVILLE (AP) – Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander is proposing a "grand swap" in which the federal government would take over all responsibility for Medicaid and the states would gain all control over education.

Hill Brothers First to Serve Together in House

NASHVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee House for the first time has two brothers serving at the same time.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Jack Lew Expected to be Next Treasury Secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) – White House chief of staff Jack Lew is President Barack Obama's expected pick to lead the Treasury Department, with an announcement possible before the end of the week, as the administration moves to fill the most critical jobs in the Cabinet.

House Democrats say President Can Raise Debt Ceiling

WASHINGTON (AP) – House Democrats say President Barack Obama should consider invoking a little-known constitutional provision that they say gives him the power to raise the debt ceiling without going through Congress, where Republicans are demanding that a debt ceiling vote be linked to spending cuts.

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PROPERTY SALES 56 137 4,903
MORTGAGES 88 226 6,452
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 6 25 1,504
BUILDING PERMITS 170 318 11,577
BANKRUPTCIES 65 119 5,078
BUSINESS LICENSES 27 46 1,982
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