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VOL. 132 | NO. 128 | Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Russell Is New CA Executive Editor

Mark Russell, the interim executive editor of The Commercial Appeal since May, is the permanent choice to be executive editor of the daily newspaper.

SCS Board Explores Legal Options in Grades Added to ASD Schools

The Shelby County Schools system is exploring possible legal action against the state-run Achievement School District, the state Department of Education, Memphis Scholars charter schools and Aspire Public Schools over the two charter organizations adding grades to Memphis schools they took over.

St. Jude Ranked No. 1 Pediatric Cancer Hospital

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has reclaimed the title as the No. 1 pediatric cancer hospital in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 28th annual “Best Hospitals” list, which compared nearly 5,000 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions.

County Budget Vote Delayed But Government Continues To Operate

Shelby County government’s fiscal year begins Saturday, July 1, but the county won’t have a new operating budget at least until July 10.

Experiments Could Yield Truly ‘Local’ Craft Beer

Whether it’s Gotta Get Up to Get Down, Grindhouse or RockBone – there’s no doubt that Memphians love their local craft beers. But despite the plethora of pilsners, pale ales and lagers in the market, Memphis has yet to produce a truly “local” beer, and researchers at Agricenter International are hoping to change that.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
76.0°F
Fair
Wind: Southwest at 5.8 mph
Humidity: 85%

EVENTS

Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, June 28, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in NovaCopy’s conference room, 7251 Appling Farms Parkway. The topic is The MasterMind Principle, based on the book “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill. Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.com.

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Last Word: A Second Juvenile Court Letter, Fred Smith's Tax Plan and Memphis Hops

A group of 19 organizations including the Memphis Branch NAACP and 28 citizens sent a letter Tuesday to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions urging him to keep in place Justice Department oversight of Juvenile Court. The 12-page letter is a point-by-point detailed response to the June 9 letter from County Mayor Mark Luttrell, Juvenile Court Judge Dan Michael and Sheriff Bill Oldham asking Sessions to end the memorandum of agreement between county government and the Justice Department.

SPORTS NOTEBOOK

Grizzlies Grabbed Accomplished College Players in NBA Draft

When last week’s NBA Draft tipped off, the Grizzlies were outsiders with no picks. It didn’t stay that way. General manager Chris Wallace had indicated weeks earlier the Grizzlies would approach this draft as if they had picks, adding, “You don’t know what opportunities will come your way in the 11th hour.”

Opera Memphis Using Grant to Reach Mostly Absent Audience

Innovation isn’t necessarily the first word that comes to mind to describe opera. That’s one reason Opera Memphis’ award of a $28,000 Innovation Grant – among the first to be handed out by OPERA America, funded by the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation – is interesting, to say the least.

MEMPHIS NEWSMAKERS

Peer Power Hires Dennis Ring As Development Director

Dennis Ring has joined the Peer Power Foundation as director of development. In his new role, he is responsible for spearheading and cultivating development and donor relations efforts for the 12-year-old organization, which serves more than 1,000 students using a peer-to-peer tutoring method.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Breaking The Rules And Finding Your Perfect Job

Sometimes in your career, things don’t always work out the way you plan them. For me, the first time I learned this lesson, I was in college. I went to one of those fancy, private schools to study computer engineering in the late ’90s. I knew that an investment in such a great degree would guarantee me a job when I graduated. Not only that, it would guarantee me a great paying job.

Wield a Red Pen Like a Pro

You’re probably thinking a lot about how your marketing looks. You’ve created a compelling brand, made videos to showcase your best work, and even tried Facebook Live to document exciting events.

Is Your Company Protected from Ransomware?

Think of it as a heist. Instead of force in exchange for your purse or wallet, it’s an attack on your confidential online files.

STATEWIDE

2 Vandy Players Shot in Attempt to Recover Stolen Phone

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two Vanderbilt football players were shot in what police are calling an "ill-conceived plan" to recover a teammate's stolen cellphone.

Tennessee Man Takes Elvis Guitar Fight to Appeals Court

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Tennessee man is asking an appeals court to overturn a decision awarding a guitar once owned by Elvis Presley to the National Music Museum at the University of South Dakota.

REGIONAL NEWS

Ten Commandments Monument Installed at Arkansas Capitol

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Workers have installed a Ten Commandments monument outside Arkansas' Capitol, two years after lawmakers approved a measure permitting the statue on state grounds.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

McConnell Delays Health Care Vote; Trump Engaged

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Republican legislation overhauling the Obama health care law (all times EDT):

US to Syria: 'Heavy Price' Awaits Any Chemical Weapons Use

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration threatened Tuesday that Syria will pay "a heavy price" if it follows through on what the U.S. says are preparations for another chemical weapons attack — warning of action that could plunge America deeper into a civil war alongside the fight against Islamic State militants.

US NEWS

3 Chicago Police Officers Indicted in Laquan McDonald Case

CHICAGO (AP) — Three Chicago police officers were indicted Tuesday on felony charges that they conspired to cover up the actions of a white police officer who shot and killed 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Ukraine Security Expert Fears for 'Whole World'

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a widespread cyberattack that is affecting companies and government systems (all times local):

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Nestle to Buy Back $21 Billion in Its Own Stock by 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Nestle says it plans to spend about $21 billion to buy its own stock in the next three years as the food and beverage giant seeks to boost shareholder value.

Darden CEO: Millennials Still Enjoy Chains Like Olive Garden

NEW YORK (AP) — Millennials may be shunning some habits beloved by past generations, but one restaurant company CEO says they still want to go to sit-down chains like Olive Garden.

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