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VOL. 132 | NO. 55 | Friday, March 17, 2017

Crosstown Reschedules Opening for August

Crosstown Concourse, the redeveloped Sears Crosstown building, will have its formal opening Aug. 19 – 90 years to the month that the building first opened to the public.

Seven File in Republican Primary for State Rep. District 95

Seven contenders have filed to run in the special April Republican primary for the District 95 state House seat from Shelby County.

Jackson's Birth Marked in Memphis, the City He Co-Founded

While President Donald Trump’s Nashville visit – including a tour of Andrew Jackson’s plantation The Hermitage – drew much of the national political attention Wednesday, March 15, a much smaller observance of what would have been Jackson’s 250th birthday took place in a courtroom in Memphis, the city he co-founded.

Allworld Renovating Vacant Downtown Building for HQ

Allworld Project Management has been approved for an $80,000 Exterior Improvement Grant by the Center City Development Corp. to begin renovations on its new corporate headquarters in Downtown Memphis.

Local Weather
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Memphis, TN
78.0°F
Partly Cloudy
Wind: South at 10.4 mph
Humidity: 37%

EVENTS

David Lusk Gallery will hold an opening reception for Dwayne Butcher’s “Memphis” and Rana Rochat’s “New Work” Friday, March 17, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at DLG-Memphis, 97 Tillman St. Both exhibitions will be on display through April 22. Visit davidluskgallery.com.

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TENNESSEE LEGISLATURE

Tennessee Lawmakers Weigh In on Trump Visit

NASHVILLE – While state lawmakers recognized the historical significance of President Donald Trump visiting the home of President Andrew Jackson in Hermitage Wednesday, March 15, the review is mixed on comparisons between the two as well as the Jackson legacy.

Last Word: James Cotton, A Quiet Jackson Day in Memphis and 'A Football School'

When you think of the blues and harmonica – James Cotton probably comes to mind – Sonny Boy Williamson too, who taught Cotton how to play.

Norris Says Proposed School Voucher Legislation ‘Problematic’

NASHVILLE – Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris expressed reservations Wednesday, March 15, about legislation allowing tax dollars to be used to send low-income students in struggling public schools to private schools.

Tennessee House OKs Bill Allowing Loaded Guns in Boats

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – People could carry loaded guns on their boats in a bill approved by the Tennessee House of Representatives.

Tennessee Legislative Leaders Pursue Open Records Law Review

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee legislative leaders are moving forward with a review of exemptions to the state's open records laws.

THE TIPPING POINT

Yanckello Makes Artists’ Vision a Reality

Sadie Yanckello never thought her job would involve buying carloads of old TVs from flea markets. Then she started working at Crosstown Arts.

SPORTS

Next Season’s Memphis Tigers Defense Begins Building Up Now

If spring football practice is about looking ahead – and it is – then the off-season that precedes it is about looking back. University of Memphis defensive coordinator Chris Ball watched every defensive snap from the 2016 season – 1,025 plays from an 8-5 season.

Vols Need a Good Spring With So Many No. 1 Players Gone

Butch Jones is about to embark on his most crucial of five seasons as Tennessee’s football coach, and it begins with spring practices starting Tuesday, March 21.

Football Staff Shakeups Rarely Save Coaching Jobs, History Has Shown

Phillip Fulmer was notorious during his glory years as Tennessee’s football coach for maintaining staff stability.

THE PRESS BOX

Memphis a ‘Football School’ In Fuente-Norvell Era

The first time Darrell Dickey was an assistant coach at the University of Memphis, way back in 1986, current head coach Mike Norvell was 5 years old.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

What’s Wrong With the 4 Percent Strategy?

Ray’s Take: When you finally reach your retirement date, one of your first questions will be: How much of my savings can I spend?

Love Me Some Lent

LENTEN LESSON. The Episcopal Church, with ancient roots in early Christianity, the Roman Catholic Church and the Anglican Church, has many arcane names and traditions in its liturgy derived from the many languages and practices of its long history.

REGIONAL NEWS

TVA to Sell About 900 Acres at Muscle Shoals Reservation

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Valley Authority is planning to auction off much of the land on which it was created in 1933.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

After The Fed: What Some Top Bond-Fund Managers Are Saying

NEW YORK (AP) – Rising rates don't have to mean despair for bond-fund investors.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Trump's Budget: Build Up Military, Build the Wall

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump unveiled a $1.15 trillion budget Thursday, proposing a far-reaching overhaul of federal spending that would slash many domestic programs to finance a big increase for the military and make a down payment on a U.S.-Mexico border wall.

Trump Budget Would Cut Small Business Administration Funding

NEW YORK (AP) – The Trump administration's budget proposal for the next fiscal year would cut Small Business Administration funding by 5 percent, eliminating some Obama administration programs aimed at creating jobs.

White House Picks Boeing Executive as Pentagon's No. 2

WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House announced nominees for six senior Pentagon jobs on Thursday, including a longtime Boeing Co. executive for deputy secretary of defense, moving to fill out Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' new team.

Intel Senators: No Indication Trump Tower Was Surveilled

WASHINGTON (AP) – The top two senators on the intelligence committee say they have seen no indication that Trump Tower was "the subject of surveillance" by the U.S. government before or after the 2016 election.

MEDICAL NEWS

Falls are Taking a Huge and Rising Toll on Elderly Brains

NEW YORK (AP) – Elderly people are suffering concussions and other brain injuries from falls at what appear to be unprecedented rates, according to a new report from U.S. government researchers.

TECHNOLOGY

Google Hopes to Improve Search Quality With 'Offensive' Flag

NEW YORK (AP) – Google is trying to improve the quality of its search results by directing review teams to flag content that might come across as upsetting or offensive.

Seven File in Republican Primary for State Rep. District 95

Seven contenders have filed to run in the special April Republican primary for the District 95 state House seat from Shelby County.

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