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VOL. 132 | NO. 256 | Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Palazzolo Says Germantown Multifamily Moratorium Result of Pent-Up Demand

When Germantown began exploring mixed-use development by opening up some commercial areas to residential development with commercial, the market responded quickly.

Getting Connected

Tech901 graduates new technology workers for jobs in Memphis

Ivan Ortiz found himself not too long ago with a passing interest in pursuing an IT career – passing, in that he wasn’t completely sure about it, nor was he totally sure how to make it a reality.

UTHSC's Stern Proposes Substance Addiction Network

For Dr. David Stern of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, his interest in proposing a new pilot program to benefit those with mental health and substance use problems comes from a deeply personal as well as professional place.

Haslam Considering Changes to UT Board of Trustees

Gov. Bill Haslam is considering reducing the number University of Tennessee Board of Trustees members and trimming the number of finalists presented for top leadership positions in the UT system, Lt. Gov. Randy McNally has confirmed.

Last Word: Falling Through Cracks, Germantown's Moratorium and Iowa's Defense

The dean of the college of medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center talks about the death of his son a decade ago. That, he tells Michael Waddell in this powerful story, has been a driving force in his search for a way to bridge the gaps between treating substance abuse and treating the mental illness that can also be at play along with addiction. Dr. David Stern is proposing a new pilot program whose goal is to bridge the gaps and save lives.

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EVENTS

The 59th annual AutoZone Liberty Bowl, pitting the University of Memphis vs. Iowa State, kicks off Saturday, Dec. 30, at 11:30 a.m. at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, 335 S. Hollywood St. Visit libertybowl.org for details. Bowl Week events include:

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ISU Defense a Challenge; Tigers Snag 13 Early Signings for 2018

Iowa State may or may not be the best defensive team the University of Memphis has faced this season. But whatever designation you put on the Tigers’ opponent in Saturday’s Dec. 30 AutoZone Liberty Bowl, Memphis coach Mike Norvell knows this:

MEMPHIS NEWSMAKERS

Attorney Wooten Joins Evans Petree as Shareholder

Attorney William Allen Wooten has joined Evans Petree PC as a shareholder, working in the firm’s Memphis office as well as its new location at the current Wooten Law Firm in Covington, Tennessee.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

If Interviewing Were Dating

Interviewing for a job is a nerve-wracking process. When else do we want others to judge us? We spend so much time preparing – finding the perfect clothes, organizing our resume and sneaking out of our job. We ask for recommendations from our old bosses.

Make These Sales Resolutions

Change is hard for most people, but only through change can we grow. The new year is the perfect time to take a hard look at what worked in your sales approach and what didn’t deliver for you in 2017, to break ineffective sales habits, and to resolve to adjust your approach.

STATEWIDE

Trump to Address Farm Bureau Convention in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – President Donald Trump is returning to Tennessee to speak at the American Farm Bureau Federation's annual convention.

Buoyed by Alabama Win, Democrats Eye Tennessee Senate Race

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Democrats eager to take control of the Senate next year are turning to the state of Tennessee, where a popular Democratic former governor is running for the seat being vacated by the retirement of Republican Sen. Bob Corker.

Loosened Foster Care Restrictions Encourage Normalcy

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – In Alabama, Tennessee and Georgia, and across the nation, states are loosening restrictions on foster parents in order to encourage normalcy for the growing share of children in foster care.

REGIONAL NEWS

Giant Peach, Massive Moonpie to Ring in 2018 in the South

ATLANTA (AP) – There will be a new site this year for Atlanta's New Year's Eve Peach Drop, one of several large events planned across the South, organizers say.

VA in Arkansas Won't Prescribe, Pay for Medical Marijuana

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Although Arkansas voters have approved the sale of marijuana for medical purposes, doctors with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will not be allowed to recommend or prescribe the drug to veterans, and the V.A. will not pay for it.

Arkansas Lawmakers Approve $50M in Grants

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Individual Arkansas lawmakers have approved more than 4,200 grants totaling more than $50 million over the past four years.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

US Industries Can Start Counting Their Benefits From Tax Law

WASHINGTON (AP) – Craft breweries are raising a glass to the Republicans' new tax overhaul: It cuts the excise tax on beer. Retailers, long saddled with heavy tax bills, will get relief. So will some high-profile names in corporate finance, led by Wells Fargo.

LEGAL AFFAIRS

Cities Sue Defense Dept. Over Gun-Check System Failures

NEW YORK (AP) – Three large U.S. cities filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the Department of Defense, arguing that many service members who are disqualified from gun ownership weren't reported to the national background check system.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

In Break With Tradition, Trump Doesn't Host a State Dinner

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump couldn't stop talking about the red carpets, military parades and fancy dinners that were lavished upon him during state visits on his recent tour of Asia. "Magnificent," he declared at one point on the trip.

TECHNOLOGY

College Students Come Up With Plug-In to Combat Fake News

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) – A team of college students is getting attention from internet companies and Congress after developing a browser extension that alerts users to fake and biased news stories and helps guide them to more balanced coverage.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 77 77 11,602
MORTGAGES 79 79 13,506
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 1,858
BUILDING PERMITS 96 96 24,260
BANKRUPTCIES 53 53 7,526
BUSINESS LICENSES 31 31 3,943
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 0 4,681
MARRIAGE LICENSES 20 20 2,564

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