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VOL. 128 | NO. 18 | Monday, January 28, 2013
EMPHASIS Distribution & Logistics

Facing Headwinds

Memphis International Airport seeks friendlier skies in 2013

Despite struggling through a 2012 of decreased air service and sky-high airfares, officials at Memphis International Airport continue to work hard to improve the facilities and make it a more comfortable and enjoyable place for travelers.

Centennial on Tap for Traffic Club of Memphis

The Traffic Club of Memphis is kick-starting its 100-year celebration with the introduction of its 2013 officers, led for the second straight year by president Mason Wilson.

World Trade Club President’s Career Fueled by Relationships

Planes, trains and automobiles aren’t necessarily the main components of the logistics industry.

Stephenson to Keynote Women & Business Seminar

Susan Stephenson, CEO and co-founder of Independent Bank, has enjoyed a long and successful career in banking.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
60°F
Cloudy
Wind: 7 mph
Humidity: 27%

EVENTS

Luna Nova presents the Robert Patterson Memorial Concert Monday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. in the Hardie Auditorium of Palmer Hall at Rhodes College, 2000 North Parkway. The program includes a new work titled “Mountain Paths” as well as works by several well-known composers. Cost is free. Visit rhodes.edu/music for details.

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Beale Bankruptcy Terms Nearly Done

A federal bankruptcy court judge has adopted a settlement on the bankruptcy case involving control of the Beale Street Entertainment District.

‘Memphis Enthusiast’ Ham Honored by Advertising Federation

Phrases used to describe Cynthia Ham at the Thursday, Jan. 24, American Advertising Federation Memphis meeting included “the Memphis enthusiast,” “the art-aholic,” “the hostess/entertainer,” “a local celebrity” and even “a pushy broad.”

Pinnacle Saga Ends With Move North

The city of Memphis did not promise any incentives to Pinnacle Airlines as the regional air carrier weighed the decision it made Thursday, Jan. 24, to move its headquarters from Memphis to Minneapolis.

Bishop Byrne Will Close, Merge With Memphis Catholic

Memphis Catholic Bishop J. Terry Steib likens the coming changes in two well-known Catholic schools with long histories to a nova.

Commission to Disband Schools Capital Needs Group

Shelby County Commissioners vote Monday, Jan. 28, on disbanding the nearly 10-year-old Needs Assessment Committee that advised the commission on funding school construction and renovation projects across both public school systems.

GOVERNMENT AGENDA

Shelby County Commission Agenda

The Shelby County Commission will meet Monday, Jan. 28, at 1:30 p.m. in the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for a full agenda.

SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Chism Hardy Moves Deeper Into Logistics

The certified public accountant who bought the old Coors Belle brewery in Hickory Hill seven years ago and turned it into Hardy Bottling Co. has taken the supply chain lessons from the business into the logistics industry.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Goal for a Life Well-Lived

Lately I’ve talked with several people who were struggling with the question, “What is the goal of life?” Those of you who know me personally might remember that I have a daughter in college. Therefore, you might be thinking I’ve been talking with young students home for the holidays. Nope – most people pondering this question were adults well into their careers.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Freshman Lawmaker: Block Expanded Medicaid in Tennessee

NASHVILLE (AP) – Freshman state Rep. Jeremy Durham has filed a House bill seeking to block Tennessee from expanding Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Court: Obama Appointments are Unconstitutional

WASHINGTON (AP) – In a setback for President Barack Obama, a federal appeals court ruled Friday that he violated the Constitution in making recess appointments last year, a decision that could severely curtail the president's ability to bypass the Senate to fill administration vacancies.

Court Says EPA Overestimates Biofuels Production

WASHINGTON (AP) – A federal appeals court has ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency is overestimating the amount of fuel that can be produced from grasses, wood and other nonfood plants in an effort to promote the fledgling industry.

Schools Must Provide Sports for Disabled, US Says

WASHINGTON (AP) – Students with disabilities must be given a fair shot to play on a traditional sports team or have their own leagues, the Education Department says.

REAL ESTATE

US New-Home Sales Fell in December, Sales for Year Up

WASHINGTON (AP) – Sales of new U.S. homes cooled off in December compared with November but for the entire year were the best since 2009.

HEALTH CARE

CDC: Flu Seems to Level Off Except in the West

New government figures show that flu cases seem to be leveling off nationwide. Flu activity is declining in most regions although still rising in the West.

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PROPERTY SALES 78 215 4,981
MORTGAGES 96 322 6,548
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 13 38 1,517
BUILDING PERMITS 223 541 11,800
BANKRUPTCIES 84 203 5,162
BUSINESS LICENSES 19 65 2,001
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 124 351 6,815
MARRIAGE LICENSES 21 65 1,406

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