VOL. 132 | NO. 257 | Thursday, December 28, 2017
Memphis, Iowa State want to end season with a win
Iowa State plays in college football mecca as a Power 5 member, albeit in the Big 12. The University of Memphis lives in the non-Power 5 outer ring that is the American Athletic Conference. The Cyclones (7-5) play a tougher league schedule. That’s just true. And they pulled two big-time upsets by beating Oklahoma, which is in the College Football Playoffs, and then-No. 4 TCU.
There is a lack of guidance from the state to juvenile courts across the state and a lack of consistency among those courts in how they deal with juveniles, according to a 25-page report issued this month by a joint ad hoc Tennessee Blue Ribbon Task Force of the Tennessee Legislature.
Memphis’ restaurant community will get a little bigger almost immediately in 2018, with a new tiki bar concept in Midtown courtesy of Hi-Tone owner Brian “Skinny” McCabe and restaurateur Jeff Johnson.
With environmental issues becoming a more common consideration and saving money always in vogue, it’s a great time to be in the construction industry. Those are the sentiments of Entegrity Partners, which has benefitted from an industry shift in recent years to more sustainable buildings.
Liberty Bowl field painted? Check. Crowds starting to check in – no pun intended? Check. Escorts on motorcycles with plenty of flashing lights to get from one “emergency” event to another? Check. And, of course, the formal reminder to eat no one’s dessert but your own during the Peabody luncheon? Check.
DALLAS (AP) – American Airlines has apologized to two players on the Memphis Grizzlies' minor league affiliate who were kicked off a plane in Dallas after a flight attendant wrongfully accused them of stealing blankets, which an assistant coach suggested happened because they are black.
VIEW FROM THE HILL
With the state’s budget projected to be tight and lawmakers lining up to run for re-election in 2018, the coming legislative session isn’t expected to yield many surprises.
The new year often brings thoughts of change, of starting something new, something different. Perhaps you have grown a little jaded about what you do now and feel that tug to reinvent yourself.
Fingerlings were hot toys this past holiday season. They’re interactive monkey finger puppets that sold out quickly at some stores. Desperate parents searching for them online were relieved to find the toys for sale on well-known and other seemingly legitimate websites.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – U.S. Rep. Diane Black announced Wednesday that she is stepping down as House Budget Committee chairwoman, but will remain in Congress as she runs for governor of Tennessee.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Officials say Tennesseans that participated in a national prescription drug disposal initiative turned in a record number of unwanted or expired medications.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) – A Mississippi bank has won approval to complete mergers with Louisiana and Texas banks that were delayed for nearly four years.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi residents for years have been crossing into Louisiana, Arkansas and Tennessee to buy lottery tickets.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – "Nashville" survived one previous cancellation, but the final curtain call is coming for the TV melodrama about the trials and tribulations of country music stars.
NEW YORK (AP) – Independent retailers who've had a successful holiday season say they took advantage of the fact that there are strengths in not being huge.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Americans were a bit less confident about this economy this month than they were in November, but their spirits remained high overall during the holiday shopping season.
WASHINGTON (AP) – It's a Christmas gift the middle class might want to give back in a few years.