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VOL. 132 | NO. 257 | Thursday, December 28, 2017

Rising Programs

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.

Panel Finds Juvenile Court Standards Lacking

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.

Tiki Bar Joins List of New Memphis Restaurants

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.

Energy Savings Fuel Entegrity’s Growth

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.

Last Word: Liberty Bowl Weather, Tn Juvenile Justice Report and Atomic Tiki

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.

Local Weather
Memphis, TN
A Few Clouds
Wind: Northeast at 8.1 mph
Humidity: 60%


The Children’s Museum of Memphis will host New Year’s at Noon Friday, Dec. 29, at CMOM, 2525 Central Ave. Enjoy games and activities from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., highlighted by a balloon drop and goody toss at noon to say goodbye to 2017 and hello to 2018. Everything is included with general admission. Visit cmom.com.

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American Airlines Apologizes for Accusing Memphis Hustle Players of Theft

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.


Democrats Look to Cooperate on Key Issues

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.


Doubting Your Job’s Impact? Take a Ride

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.

Counterfeit Products Harm Consumers and Businesses

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.


Black Steps Down as US House Budget Chair Amid Governor Bid

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.

Tennesseans Turn in 34 Tons of Unwanted, Expired Medications

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.


BancorpSouth to Complete Long-Delayed Acquisitions

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) – A Mississippi bank has won approval to complete mergers with Louisiana and Texas banks that were delayed for nearly four years.

Mississippi Lawmakers Could Debate Creation of a Lottery

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi residents for years have been crossing into Louisiana, Arkansas and Tennessee to buy lottery tickets.


Stars, Fans Say Goodbye to ‘Nashville’ in Final Season

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.


Small Retailers Capitalized on Strengths for Holiday Season

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.


US Consumer Confidence Dips in December, Remains Strong

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.

Risk for Middle Class: That GOP Tax Cuts Could Fade Away

WASHINGTON (AP) – It's a Christmas gift the middle class might want to give back in a few years.

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