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VOL. 130 | NO. 64 | Thursday, April 2, 2015

Live Nation Beale Alliance Touted As Concert Comeback

On the sidewalk in front of the New Daisy Theater on Beale Street are two brass music notes, side by side. One honors the late Mid-South Concerts promoter Bob Kelley and the other honors Mike Glenn, the New Daisy’s long-time operator.

Redbirds, Cardinals Might Dodge Rain Again This Year

A year ago, rain washed out the scheduled exhibition game at AutoZone Park between the St. Louis Cardinals and their top farm club, the AAA Memphis Redbirds.

Healing Waters

Fly fishing group heals veterans’ mind, body and spirit

He’s better. Army Special Forces veteran Paul Holcomb is sure of that much.

Memphis Leaders Reverse Riverside Drive Bike Lanes

Riverside Drive between Beale Street and Georgia Avenue will return to four lanes of auto traffic in June, Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. said Wednesday, April 1.

Highland Capital Management Merges With Florida Firm

Memphis-based investment firm Highland Capital Management has merged with a Florida-based financial firm.

Local Weather
Memphis, TN
A Few Clouds
Wind: South at 4.6 mph
Humidity: 90%


Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare will hold a flag-raising ceremony recognizing National Donate for Life Month on Thursday, April 2, at 2 p.m. at the Methodist University Hospital flagpole, at the corner of Bellevue Boulevard and Eastmoreland Avenue. Transplant recipients, hospital officials and transplant physicians will participate. Visit methodisthealth.org.

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Komen Race Moves Downtown

The annual Susan G. Komen Memphis-MidSouth Race For the Cure is moving Downtown in October.

New Local Party Leaders Talk Rebuilding

The two new chairwomen of the local Democratic and Republican parties each talk about the work of rebuilding.

School Closings and Consolidations Approved

Shelby County Schools board members voted Tuesday, March 31, to close three elementary schools and one middle school for the coming school year and to dismantle the school system’s short-lived plan for a return of Woodstock High School.


Making Sense Of the 1099 Alphabet

Ray’s Take: As the April 15 deadline for filing taxes approaches, we are all looking at the various forms we’ve received related to tax filing.

Because I Say So

“Ipsy dipsy!” shouts Ann Marie, Marlo Thomas’ character in “That Girl.” Trying to impress a judge in court, she mispronounces “ipse dixit.” Meaning “he, himself, said it,” this Latin phrase connotes a dogmatic, unsupported assertion.

Anti-Abortion Legislation Finds Little Resistance

Buoyed by passage of Amendment 1 last fall, legislation restricting abortions is starting to roll – with relative ease – through the General Assembly.


State Senate Votes to Allow Handguns at Tennessee Capitol

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – People with handgun carry permits would be able to carry their weapons on the grounds of the state Capitol under a provision inserted into a guns-in-parks proposal that overwhelmingly passed the Senate on Wednesday.


Survey: US Businesses Add 189,000 Jobs in March

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. businesses slowed their pace of hiring in March, a private survey found. The slowdown raises questions about how much of an impact falling oil prices, a stronger dollar and harsh winter weather have had on dampening economic growth.

NuVasive CEO Lukianov Resigns After Reimbursement Probe

NEW YORK (AP) – Spinal device maker NuVasive says Chairman and CEO Alex Lukianov resigned after the board concluded he didn't follow expense reimbursement and personnel policies.

Wal-Mart Seeks Assist From Its Suppliers to Lower Prices

NEW YORK (AP) – Wal-Mart is asking suppliers to cut back on advertising spending in its stores as it seeks lower prices on goods that it sells to its own customers.

US Car Buyers Tap the Brakes in March, Following Torrid Run

DETROIT (AP) – U.S. car buyers tapped the brakes in March, a sign of a long-expected slowdown in the blistering pace of sales.


Obama Signs Order Creating New Cyber Sanctions Program

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama on Wednesday authorized a new U.S. government approach to deterring cyberattacks: financial sanctions against malicious overseas hackers and companies that knowingly benefit from the fruits of cyberespionage.

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