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VOL. 128 | NO. 185 | Monday, September 23, 2013

Coopwood Lays Out Future of Health Care

Health care was the hot topic Thursday, Sept. 19, as nearly 150 people gathered in the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art auditorium to discuss the current landscape and impending changes in that field.

Visionary Plan

Southern College of Optometry reconfigures campus in multiple phases

Southern College of Optometry is putting the finishes touches on the first of three phases of major renovations that will take place over the next decade.

Weapons on Display for Tigers

It was one of those lines spoken by college football players all across America – a line so familiar that you don’t notice it because it is either so obviously true or so glaringly false.

Start Co. Retools Website in Push to Evolve

Start Co., a nonprofit working as a hub of public-private efforts to kick-start new entrepreneurial ventures in Memphis, has launched a new website as the group continues to shift from serving as a local startup resource to becoming a more robust venture development entity.

Anthony Praises Progress of City, Hoops Teams

As a point guard at UNLV and in the NBA, Greg Anthony understood that job No. 1 was pleasing those around him.

Local Weather
Memphis, TN
Mostly Cloudy
Wind: from the Southwest at 9.2 gusting to 19.6 mph
Humidity: 70%


The National Association of Parliamentarians Tennessee Beta Unit will meet Monday, Sept. 23, at 5:45 p.m. at the Poplar-White Station branch library, 5094 Poplar Ave. Call 324-5184.

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County Commission to Vote on Head Start Push to Schools

Shelby County Commissioners consider a resolution Monday, Sept. 23, that encourages the countywide school system to apply to take over the $23 million federal government grant county government now gets to operate a Head Start program.

GiVE 365 Grants $88,000 to 12 Nonprofits

The Community Foundation of Greater Memphis made it easier for a dozen Memphis nonprofits to continue the good they do in the community when it announced the recipients of this year’s GiVE 365 grantees last week.

Citrone: Logistics Not Just for Men

It’s hard to picture Cheryl Burch Citrone, a partner at executive recruiting and consulting firm Vaco Memphis, hanging around railroad tracks or shooting the breeze about shipping lanes and trucks.

Job Training Spurs Unilever Growth

The Unilever USA plant in Covington should be the largest ice cream manufacturing plant in the world by 2016, following an $108.7 million expansion announced last week in Covington.

Bunker: Taxes, Schools Governed Lakeland Election

The new mayor of Lakeland wants more economic development in the heavily residential suburban community to boost its tax base to support its own school system.


Sept. 23 Shelby County Commission Agenda

The Shelby County Commission will meet Monday, Sept. 23, at 1:30 p.m. in the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for an agenda.


Tommy Bronson Sporting Goods Stays True to Roots in New Spot

For Tommy Bronson Sporting Goods, cooler temperatures in the air mean one thing – hunting season.


Four Kinds of Luck

There are the four kinds of luck: Good luck, the random kind that you cannot influence. Good luck, the kind you can influence or help create. Bad luck, the random kind you cannot influence. Bad luck, the kind you create. In this article, let’s focus on the second kind of luck, the luck you can influence.

Let’s Start Fixing City’s Broken Windows

In 1982, two sociologists published their research on the causes of crime and the significance of deteriorating neighborhoods on rising crime rates.


Senate Committee Questions Common Core Standards

NASHVILLE (AP) – Senate Education Committee members on Friday expressed concerns about Tennessee's Common Core standards during a hearing on the issue.


Moody's: Established Gambling Markets Faltering

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Established gambling towns like Las Vegas and Atlantic City are hurting as more states start welcoming bettors' dollars, Moody's Investors Service warned this week.

Employers Cut Jobs in 20 US States in August

WASHINGTON (AP) – Employers cut jobs in 20 states last month, suggesting modest improvement in the U.S. job market this year is not enough to benefit all areas of the country.


GOP House: Keep Government Open, Hit 'Obamacare'

WASHINGTON (AP) – Charting a collision course with the White House, the Republican-controlled House approved legislation Friday to wipe out the three-year-old health care law that President Barack Obama has vowed to preserve – and simultaneously prevent a partial government shutdown that neither party claims to want.


FDA Requires Tracking Codes on Medical Implants

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal health regulators will begin tracking millions of medical devices, from pacemakers to hip replacements, using a new electronic system designed to protect patients by catching problematic implants earlier.

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