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VOL. 132 | NO. 208 | Thursday, October 19, 2017

Amazon, Pfizer Approved for Tax Incentives

Amazon was awarded a 15-year payment-in-lieu-of-taxes incentive by the Economic Development Growth Engine for Memphis and Shelby County at its Wednesday, Oct. 18, meeting, despite the online retailer’s proposed distribution center spurring a larger debate about the types of jobs the city should incentivize in the future.

Lendermon To Retire From Riverfront Development Corp.

Benny Lendermon is retiring as the founding president of the Riverfront Development Corp. effective in April.

Brooks Move, Riverfront Plan Come in Focus

Three months after yet another riverfront redevelopment concept plan was unveiled with some skepticism, Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland has the catalyst his administration needs to get parts of the plan moving.

Memphis Leaders Await Final Reports for Possible Coliseum Renovation

As Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland’s administration considers final details for a Fairgrounds redevelopment plan, he and his staff are waiting on a complete analysis of the condition of the Mid-South Coliseum.

Last Word: T.A. Talks Memphis, EDGE Debate and Politics, Lots of Politics

Grizz season opener at the Forum Wednesday is a win over NOLA 103 – 91. And Tony Allen’s Grizz jersey is retired. The day before, Allen wrote a piece for The Players’ Tribune on the Memphis experience and it is just about the best thing that will happen to you all day. He just walks right off the court and into the soul of this place.

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The Pinta and the Nina, replicas of Christopher Columbus’ ships, will be docked in Memphis Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 19-22, at Beale Street Landing, 251 Riverside Drive. Together, the ships serve as a “sailing museum” dedicated to the caravel, a Portuguese ship used by early explorers. They will be open for self-guided tours from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Visit ninapinta.org for ticket information.

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Highline Aftermarket Expands at Memphis HQ

Highline Aftermarket, a manufacturer and distributor of automotive chemicals, lubricants, parts, tools and related accessories, is expanding its existing Memphis presence and headquarters in Memphis.

Seminar To Feature ULI Emerging Trends Report

For the second straight year, ULI Memphis is partnering with The Daily News to present its 2018 Emerging Trends Report on Thursday, Nov. 2, at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art.

City Lays Out Numerous Paths to Statue Removal

City officials laid out numerous paths forward in the Confederate monuments controversy Tuesday, Oct. 17, that include closing Health Sciences Park entirely or building a memorial to lynching victims in the park plaza where a statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest is now the centerpiece.

DMC Acquires Main Street Building, Will Issue RFP

Members of the Center City Development Corp. have approved an option contract to purchase a 29,000-square-foot building at 18 S. Main St. with the hopes issuing an RFP (request for proposal) to prospective developers interested in buying and renovating the property.

Fincher ‘Very Close’ to Entering Race for Corker’s Senate Seat

Former Tennessee Congressman Stephen Fincher said Tuesday, Oct. 17, he is probably going to run for the U.S. Senate seat Bob Corker is giving up.

Christ Community Health Services Gets Perfect Score on Comprehensive Audit

Christ Community Health Services CEO Shantelle Leatherwood has checked off one of the major items on her immediate to-do list that confronted her upon taking the top job earlier this year.

American Athletic Conference Making Noise

At the 2015 American Athletic Conference’s football media days, commissioner Mike Aresco made the case for the league as a “challenger brand” to the established Power Five of the SEC, Big Ten, ACC, Big 12 and PAC-12.


Relaxation Awaits in Puerto Vallarta

I napped. I never nap. But off and on for a few hours a nap seemed like a perfectly reasonable activity as I laid in the shade of our poolside Bali bed cabana at Villa Premiere Boutique Hotel & Romantic Getaway in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.


How Should ‘Good People’ React to Racist Ideology?

Southern nationalists planning to lead rallies in Murfreesboro and Shelbyville are banking on Republican ideas and protection to spread their views, a burr under the saddle for state lawmakers in the controlling party.


Memphis Newspaper Executive Dies in Fall at Chicago Hotel

CHICAGO (AP) – An executive of a Tennessee-based newspaper group died after falling from the 20th floor of Chicago hotel.

4 Life Sentences for Memphis-Area Man in Killings

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – A Tennessee man has received four sentences of life in prison without parole for killing two neighbors and fatally shooting a father and a daughter in separate incidents.


Site of Amazon's HQ2 Has Much to Learn From Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) – Memo to the many places vying for Amazon's second headquarters: It ain't all food trucks and free bananas.


Corporations to Keep Tax Break Lost by Millions of Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) – Millions of Americans would lose a prized tax break under President Donald Trump's sweeping revamp of the tax code, but corporations would get to keep it.

Trump: US Faces 'Once in a Lifetime Opportunity' on Taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump says the nation faces a "once in a lifetime opportunity" to overhaul the tax system.


Uncertainty Reigns Ahead of New Health Care Sign-Up Period

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)Jason Sanford has heard so many rumors about the changing health care landscape that every few weeks he dials a local information desk, seeking just a rough estimate of what his diabetes medication will soon cost him.

IRS Still Enforcing Obama-Era Insurance Mandate

WASHINGTON (AP) – Contrary to widespread perceptions, the IRS still appears to be enforcing the unpopular Obama-era requirement that most people carry health insurance or risk a fine.

Ultra-Personal Therapy: Gene Tumor Boards Guide Cancer Care

SAN DIEGO (AP) – Doctors were just guessing a decade ago when they gave Alison Cairnes' husband a new drug they hoped would shrink his lung tumors. Now she takes it, but the choice was no guesswork. Sophisticated gene tests suggested it would fight her gastric cancer, and they were right.


Goodell: NFL Not Changing its National Anthem Policy

NEW YORK (AP) – The NFL is not changing its national anthem policy to require players to stand during the national anthem.


Twitter Vows New Crackdown on Hateful, Abusive Tweets

NEW YORK (AP) – Twitter is vowing to crack down further on hate speech and sexual harassment, days after CEO Jack Dorsey said in a tweetstorm that the company is not doing enough to protect its users.

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