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VOL. 132 | NO. 232 | Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Madison Hotel Temporarily Shutting Down Hospitality Services

The Madison Hotel, an upscale high-rise hotel in Downtown Memphis, has informed state officials that it will be temporarily shutting down its food and catering services, which will affect 33 workers.

Memphis Could Say Cheers to Main Street Consumption

Memphis could open itself up to a new world of tourism and entertainment if the city council toasts an ordinance amendment.

Generating Flow

Kong Wee Pang’s Public Art Project Will Bridge Main Street with Pinch District

Last year, the Downtown Memphis Commission (DMC) partnered with the city of Memphis Division Housing and Community Development and Shelby County government to host a series of public meetings to brainstorm creative ways to revitalize the Pinch District, both artistically and developmentally.

Developers Eyeing 117-Lot Subdivision Near New Elementary School in Germantown

Looking to capitalize on its proximity to Germantown’s new elementary school site, developers have submitted an application to planning officials for 117-lot subdivision near the southwest corner of Forest Hill-Irene Road and Poplar Pike.

Grizzlies Reeling, Lose Fifth Straight to Portland

The Grizzlies’ fifth straight loss, and their eighth in the last 10 games, had its share of ugliness. Being outrebounded by Portland 60-35 was ugly. Shooting 38.4 percent and 26.7 percent from 3-point range (8 of 30) was hardly a thing of beauty.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
43.0°F
A Few Clouds
Wind: South at 4.6 mph
Humidity: 51%

EVENTS

Starry Nights at Shelby Farms Park will be open nightly Friday, Nov. 24, through Tuesday, Dec. 29 (closed Nov. 27). Drive through the annual holiday light display, then stop by Mistletoe Village to meet Santa, visit the Starry Petting Zoo, shop local artisans, enjoy live holiday music, and more. Visit shelbyfarmspark.org for hours, details and tickets.

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Officials Talk Bioscience Research Partnership

Three major Memphis health care institutions including the University of Tennessee Health Science Center have established a formal partnership to help spur the commercialization of bioscience and technology breakthroughs.

Animal Health Care Company to Open Southaven Facility

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) – An animal health care company has announced a new Mississippi distribution center, carrying a $1.7 million investment and the creation of 27 jobs.

SNAPSHOT

Snapshot: Thankful Wishes Linked Together

People have been encouraged to write small notes of things they’re thankful for and tie those notes to the fence in front of the Cossitt Library in Downtown Memphis. (Daily News/Houston Cofield)

MEMPHIS NEWSMAKERS

Hall Joins Arc Mid-South As a Case Manager

De’Borah Hall recently joined The Arc Mid-South as a case manager, bringing with her nearly 15 years of experience in human resources. In her new role, Hall visits The Arc’s clients, who have intellectual and developmental disabilities, in their homes to determine if the organization’s direct support professionals are providing appropriate services, such as bathing, feeding and light housekeeping. The visits also help her evaluate staff members and determine if additional training or disciplinary measures are needed.

VIEW FROM THE HILL

Wiping Slate Clean: Now Less About Who Can Afford It

The scales of justice in Tennessee are slowly tipping back toward the poor – and not so poor – helping them regain traction lost to often-minor transgressions.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

What is Your Biggest Weakness?

One of the favorite interview questions of hiring managers continues to be, “What is your biggest weakness?” This is a tough question all the way around. If you are too honest, you may eliminate yourself from consideration and not get the job at all. But if you’re not honest enough, you may come across as evasive.

Three C’s to Building a Powerful Team

Many business owners and executives want to be surrounded by empowered and motivated employees who join them in seeking new heights for their companies. But are they creating the right environment for that world to exist inside their companies?

What Harvey Weinstein Taught Me About Workplace Culture

Here’s the truth: Your organization’s culture is defined by the behaviors you tolerate. As a leader, you are responsible for shaping the culture you desire: one where employees feel safe and are able to thrive.

STATEWIDE

Tennessee House Members, Staff to Receive YWCA Training

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee state representatives and their staffs are being required to attend sexual harassment training led by the YWCA.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

After US Pushback, AT&T Prepares to Fight for Time Warner

NEW YORK (AP) – Seeing an attempt to block its buyout out of Time Warner as a "radical" departure by the U.S. government, AT&T is preparing for a fight to see the $85 billion deal through.

Politics or Policy? Behind the Dispute Over AT&T-Time Warner

NEW YORK (AP) – AT&T is vowing to fight the U.S. government to save its $85 billion bid for Time Warner, after the Justice Department sued to block the deal on grounds it could hike television bills and hamper innovation.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

FCC Chairman Sets Out to Repeal 'Net Neutrality' Rules

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Tuesday followed through on his pledge to repeal 2015 regulations designed to ensure that internet service providers treat all online content and apps equally, setting up a showdown with consumer groups and internet companies who fear the move will stifle competition and innovation.

MEDIA

CBS News, PBS Cut Ties to Rose Following Sex Allegations

NEW YORK (AP) – CBS News and PBS both cut ties to Charlie Rose on Tuesday, less than 24 hours after several women who worked with him on his PBS interview show alleged a pattern of sexual misconduct, including groping and walking naked in front of them.

HEALTH

Big Tobacco's Anti-Smoking Ads Begin After Decade of Delay

WASHINGTON (AP) – Decades after they were banned from the airwaves, Big Tobacco companies return to prime-time television this weekend – but not by choice.

Self-Harm, Suicide Attempts Climb Among US Girls, Study Says

CHICAGO (AP) – Attempted suicides, drug overdoses, cutting and other types of self-injury have increased substantially in U.S. girls, a 15-year study of emergency room visits found.

Startup Wants to Bring Back Vioxx for Hemophilia Joint Pain

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – Could there be a second life for the once-popular arthritis pill Vioxx? A startup pharmaceutical company hopes so.

LEGAL AFFAIRS

Hulu Sued for Not Offering Audio Service for Blind Customers

BOSTON (AP) – Advocacy groups have sued Hulu in an effort to force the subscription streaming service to provide an audio track that helps people who are blind or visually impaired enjoy TV shows and movies.

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PROPERTY SALES 86 393 21,159
MORTGAGES 94 424 24,785
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 93 8,703
BUILDING PERMITS 173 1,010 43,347
BANKRUPTCIES 52 292 14,194
BUSINESS LICENSES 15 90 6,491
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 28 167 13,678
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