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VOL. 128 | NO. 3 | Friday, January 4, 2013

Norfolk Southern Increases Activity

Norfolk, Va.-based Norfolk Southern Corp. expects to continue increasing operations this year at its new Memphis Regional Intermodal Terminal in Rossville, just east of Collierville.

Complex Agenda

Mayor Wharton looks to add to priorities in 2013

In the first year of his first full four-year term of office as Memphis mayor, A C Wharton Jr. put his political weight behind shifting priorities at City Hall.

Broady Gets 31 Year Sentence In Petties Case

Clarence Broady, who at one time robbed drug dealers, was sentenced to 31 years in prison Thursday, Jan. 3, for being a hit man for the Craig Petties drug organization.

Exeter Buys West Memphis Warehouse for $15.6 Million

Pennsylvania-based Exeter Property Group has snatched up the Smucker’s distribution warehouse in West Memphis for $15.6 million.

Black Girls Code Coming to Memphis

At one point when Kimberly Bryant, a native Memphian who got a degree in electrical engineering from Vanderbilt University, was still in school, Apple’s Macintosh was still new on the scene.

Local Weather
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Memphis, TN
56°F
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Wind: 0 mph
Humidity: 67%

EVENTS

POTS@TheWorks will present “The Left Hand Singing” Friday, Jan. 4, through Jan 27 at TheatreWorks, 2085 Monroe Ave. Visit playhouseonthesquare.org for times and tickets.

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Pinnacle to Emerge From Bankruptcy as Delta Subsidiary

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MEMPHIS STANDOUT

Hubbard Brings Experience, Energy to Memphis Area Association of Realtors

Regina Hubbard first got involved with the Memphis Area Association of Realtors because she wanted to learn from the group’s positivity and team-oriented environment.

SPORTS

Tigers Must Stay on Right Path to Reach Potential

Depending on your perspective, it was lavish praise that spoke to the Tigers’ potential still there for the realizing and great NCAA Tournament victories still there for the taking.

Forecasting 2013 in Sports

2013 Sports Forecast by the numbers: 1. The Grizzlies swing a deal before the trade deadline but are fined by the NBA when, out of habit, they try to trade O.J. Mayo.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

New Heroes

SCHOOL LESSONS IN HEROISM. On Friday morning, Dec. 21 – one week after semi-automatic gunfire swept through elementary school classrooms and the nation, murdering innocence – one week after a Memphis police officer stood between a bullet and you and me, giving us all she had – a single two-ton bell in the tower of Idlewild Presbyterian Church rang 29 times. Once for officer Martoiya Lang, 20 times for the children of Newtown, six times for their teachers and, unlike anywhere else I’m aware of, once for the shooter’s mother and once for him. Each is the toll of madness, of misplaced priorities and violence, of the belief that more armed violence is not only a righteous solution but a constitutional right. And of a country where it’s easier to buy an assault rifle than vote, easier to buy ammunition than Sudafed.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Commission: More Training Needed to Protect Kids

NASHVILLE (AP) – A report from the state Second Look Commission cites what members called "gaping holes" in the child welfare system.

REGIONAL

Mississippi Lawmakers Face April Deadline for Budget

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi budget writers have released their initial proposals. But they're months away from deciding exactly how much the state will spend on education, health care and other services during fiscal 2014, which begins July 1.

Arkansas Revenue Up in December, Above Forecast

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Arkansas' revenues in December beat the previous year and expectations, fueled primarily by an increase in individual income tax collections, the state finance office said Thursday.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Retailers Report Higher December Sales

NEW YORK (AP) – A last-minute surge in spending seems to have saved the holiday shopping season.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Fed Minutes Show Some Concerns on Bond Purchases

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal Reserve policymakers expressed broad support last month for the Fed's plan to buy bonds to support the U.S. economy. But they differed over how long to keep buying bonds to drive down long-term interest rates.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 35 250 5,016
MORTGAGES 60 382 6,608
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 17 55 1,534
BUILDING PERMITS 179 720 11,979
BANKRUPTCIES 54 257 5,216
BUSINESS LICENSES 24 89 2,025
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 92 443 6,907
MARRIAGE LICENSES 16 81 1,422

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