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VOL. 132 | NO. 164 | Friday, August 18, 2017

Monuments Rally Draws Arrest at Forrest Statue

Memphis Police arrested several people Saturday, Aug. 19, as they attempted to climb the Nathan Bedford Forrest statue in Health Sciences Park and cover the image of the Confederate general, slave trader and Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard with a white sheet.

Lakeland's Lake District on Hold after 'Surprise' Foreclosure Notice

Despite unveiling a new look and layout for the proposed Lake District development at a special meeting late Thursday, developer Yehuda Netanel’s plans were put on ice by Lakeland’s Industrial Development Board. That is at least until the matter of a “surprise” foreclosure notice could be sorted out.

Two Portfolios Near Airport Sell for Combined $26M

Nearly 2 million square feet of industrial space near Memphis International Airport has switched hands for a combined $25.9 million in a pair of recently closed deals.

Novel Evokes Memories of Davis-Kidd, With a Few Updates

If you turn your head and squint your eyes just right, you can almost believe that Davis-Kidd Booksellers is back.

Crosstown Concourse Debuts: Aug. 19 Opening Day Begins Test of Larger Goals

A relatively recent urban legend, as urban legends go, is that the large elevated tract of land along Bellevue Boulevard by the interstate wall is some kind of Indian mound.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
90.0°F
A Few Clouds
Wind: Variable at 5.8 mph
Humidity: 54%

EVENTS

Church Health will hold its 11th annual Rock for Love summer music event Friday and Saturday, Aug. 18-19, in collaboration with the grand opening of Crosstown Concourse. All events are free with a $10 suggested donation that benefits Church Health. Visit churchhealth.org/events for lineups.

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Orion Federal Credit Union Looks to Move HQ to Edge District

Orion Federal Credit Union is in talks to move its corporate headquarters to the former Wonder Bread bakery building.

Last Word: Ouster History, Lake District in Foreclosure and Crosstown

Five of the seven flags that fly on the southern tip of Mud Island River Park are folded and stored as of Thursday. The Riverfront Development Corporation took down the five flags that have flown over the turf we now call Memphis – before and since it became a city – including a version of the Confederate flag – leaving only the U.S. flag and the Tennessee flag. This was a reaction to the week-long and counting aftermath from the violence in Charlottesville.

NCRM Names Trio Of Freedom Award Honorees

The daughter of Martin Luther King Jr., the co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center and a groundbreaking South African jazz trumpeter and composer are the recipients of the National Civil Rights Museum’s annual Freedom Awards.

Wonder Bread Garage Gets OK From Parking Authority

The Downtown Parking Authority has given its approval to the 481-space parking garage connected to the $73 million Wonder Bread redevelopment, paving the way for developers PGK Properties to seek final approval from the Memphis City Council and Shelby County Commission.

ALS/FTD Breakthrough Found With St. Jude Help

A team of scientists that includes researchers from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Mayo Clinic has made a breakthrough discovery about the causes of Lou Gehrig’s disease, paving the way for the development of treatments.

Monument Effort Reflects Differing Strategies

The call to remove Confederate monuments in Memphis city parks is increasingly meeting with local officials pointing toward Nashville and state officials. And local activists are pointing to a clock.

Memphis Rotary Moves Meetings To Clayborn Temple

The Memphis Rotary Club is moving its weekly luncheon meetings to Clayborn Temple starting next month after several years at the University Club.

THE TIPPING POINT

Lazarov Strategizes to Strengthen Memphis Businesses

There’s a lot Jami Lazarov can’t tell you about her work. The young attorney – three years into her position as a senior associate attorney at Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP – practices the kind of law carried out in high-pressure offices and boardrooms, not high-drama courtrooms. And the specifics stay between Lazarov and her many influential Memphis clients.

THE PRESS BOX

Believe It: 61 and 755 Are Real Home Run Records

A few weeks ago I was at the Atlanta Braves’ new home, SunTrust Park. Predictably, the Braves were not up to the task of competing with baseball’s best team, the Los Angeles Dodgers.

SPORTS

Memphis O-Line Works Without Glory So Teammates Can Shine

All those points, all those plays. Riley Ferguson’s record-setting passing. Anthony Miller’s record-setting receiving.

Wolf, Offense Look To Prove Predictions Wrong

It’s championship or bust for Tennessee senior tight end Ethan Wolf.

Freshman Impact: Vols’ Best Rookie RBs

Butch Jones let us in on a little secret recently when he said his freshman running backs will play for Tennessee this season.

Linebacker Williamson Must Show He’s Worth ‘Big Money’

Seven years ago, the Titans had a young, productive linebacker who was in the final year of his contract and wondering whether his future would be in Tennessee or elsewhere.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

2017, The Musical

“GRANT US WISDOM, GRANT US COURAGE.” Episcopalians sing every week, as I’m sure many of you do, but most of us aren’t listening to the words. Their familiarity has bred if not contempt at least complacence.

How Many Funds Make a Good Mix?

Ray’s Take: When it comes to building a portfolio for retirement, your goal shouldn’t be to load up with as many different types of investments as you can in the hopes that you’ll outsmart any fluctuations in the market. Diversification, like all things, has its limits.

STATEWIDE

Tennessee Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Ex-Vols

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Supreme Court has denied the state's bid to appeal a ruling that permits attorneys for former Tennessee football players A.J. Johnson and Michael Williams to seek social media communications from witnesses for their upcoming rape trials.

Lawsuit: Sterilization for Sentencing Breaks Violated Rights

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A federal lawsuit claims a Tennessee sheriff and judge violated inmates' constitutional rights by reducing their jail time if they underwent birth control procedures.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Walmart's Online Sales Soar as It Seeks to Catch Amazon

NEW YORK (AP) – Walmart's recent spending spree to try to catch up to Amazon seems to be paying off.

Tech Companies Banishing Extremists After Charlottesville

NEW YORK (AP) – It took bloodshed in Charlottesville to get tech companies to do what civil rights groups have been calling for for years: take a firmer stand against accounts used to promote hate and violence.

Apple CEO Makes $2 Million Pledge to Fight Hate

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Apple is donating $2 million to two human rights groups as part of CEO Tim Cook's pledge to help lead the fight against the hate that fueled the violence in Virginia during a white-nationalist rally last weekend.

LEGAL AFFAIRS

EpiPen Maker Finalizes Settlement for Government Overcharges

EpiPen maker Mylan has finalized a $465 million federal agreement settling allegations it overbilled Medicaid for its emergency allergy injectors for a decade – charges brought after rival Sanofi filed a whistleblower lawsuit and tipped off the government.

MEDICAL NEWS

Science Says: DNA Test Results May Not Change Health Habits

NEW YORK (AP) – If you learned your DNA made you more susceptible to getting a disease, wouldn't you work to stay healthy?

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 89 312 16,192
MORTGAGES 86 293 18,685
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 332 655 33,126
BANKRUPTCIES 50 237 10,737
BUSINESS LICENSES 26 112 5,198
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 127 11,344
MARRIAGE LICENSES 19 94 3,867

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