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VOL. 133 | NO. 155 | Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Loeb Presents Renderings of New Hotel Proposed for Overton Square

New renderings were released Tuesday of an Overton Square hotel tall enough – at seven stories – for rooftop bar patrons to see much of Midtown, including Overton Park six blocks to the north.

Leatherwood Fills Republican Vacancy in State House Race

Outgoing Shelby County Register Tom Leatherwood is the Republican nominee for the state House seat held by the late Ron Lollar.

Appeals Court Vacates $28M Judgment Against Local Nursing Home in Death of Resident

The Tennessee Court of Appeals has vacated a $28 million judgment against the owners of a Memphis nursing home where a patient died after poor care, and a new hearing will determine the amount of punitive damages in the case.

Police HQ No Longer in Running for Second Convention Center Hotel

The Civic Center Plaza building that is currently Memphis Police Department headquarters is out of the running to be the site of a second convention center hotel.

Day One

New school year sees historic changes shift to putting down roots

Five school years into the historic merger and demerger of public education in Shelby County, the start of the sixth school year classes this month shows the change is establishing very real roots.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
80.0°F
Overcast and Breezy
Wind: from the Northwest at 20.7 gusting to 31.1 mph
Humidity: 76%

EVENTS

Novel hosts mindfulness coach Greg Graber in conversation with Grizzlies play-by-play commentator Pete Pranica, discussing Graber’s book “Slow Your Roll: Mindfulness for Fast Times,” Tuesday, Aug. 7, at 6 p.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Visit novelmemphis.com.

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MCA Closing On a Dozen Properties Near Park

Memphis College of Art has either sold or accepted offers on all 12 of the properties it owns just south of Poplar Avenue and Overton Park where the school is headquartered.

Last Word: Cops Stay Put, Day One at SCS and Barry Gibb Comes To Town

Memphis Police are staying put in their recent move to 170 North Main from the CJC. There has been some question about the former state office building the city bought possibly becoming the site of a second convention center hotel. And that’s where this gets complex.

THE PRESS BOX

Alabama QB Controversy? Sure, Until It Isn’t

It has only been a few months since Alabama’s Nick Saban pulled quarterback Jalen Hurts and inserted freshman Tua Tagovailoa for the second half of the national championship game. We all know how well that worked out for two of the three.

REAL ESTATE RECAP

Commercial Appeal, Amazon Eying New Locations

262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 -
The $412 million advanced research center at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital took another step forward Thursday, July 26, when a new building permit application was filed for $330 million.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Stop or Go? What Move to Make During Leadership Transition

Should you stop your fundraising when your organization has a leadership change? Slow it down? When do you put on the brakes?

Follow the Rules for Sending Commercial Email Messages

If you’re like me, you regularly receive emails from people or companies you don’t know, peddling products or services you have no interest in. Sorting through them can be time-consuming and annoying. If they don’t comply with requirements for sending commercial messages, they’re illegal.

STATEWIDE

New Tennessee Veterans Cemetery Being Dedicated Tuesday

PARKERS CROSSROADS, Tenn. (AP) — A new Tennessee state veterans cemetery is being dedicated this week.

Tennessee Production Company Founder Bobby Stone Drowns in Lake

CHATTANOOGA (AP) — Authorities say a prominent Tennessee filmmaker fell off a boat and drowned.

REGIONAL NEWS

Arkansas' Medicaid Spending Drops by $22M

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' Medicaid spending fell by $22 million in the fiscal year that ended in June.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Trump Appears to Change Story on Meeting with Russian Lawyer

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump appears to have changed his story about a 2016 meeting at Trump Tower that is pivotal to the special counsel's investigation, tweeting that his son met with a Kremlin-connected lawyer to collect information about his political opponent.

Michelle Obama Announces Week of Action to Sign Up Voters

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama is marking the 53rd anniversary of the Voting Rights Act by urging Americans to participate in a week of action to get people signed up to vote.

Pentagon Restricts Use of Fitness Trackers, Other Devices

WASHINGTON (AP) — Military troops and other defense personnel at sensitive bases or certain high-risk warzone areas won't be allowed to use fitness tracker or cellphone applications that can reveal their location, according to a new Pentagon order.

Trump Reimposes Sanctions to Levy Economic Pressure on Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday reimposing many sanctions on Iran, three months after pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal, saying the U.S. policy is to levy "maximum economic pressure" on the country.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Insurance Companies Approach Trump Health Plans Cautiously

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says insurers are "going wild" about his new health care options and "millions and millions" of people will be signing up.

No Price Hike, But New Caps on MoviePass Discount-Ticket Plan

NEW YORK (AP) — MoviePass, a discount service for movie tickets at theaters, is walking back a planned 50 percent price increase following a subscriber backlash. But it will soon impose a cap of three movies per month, instead of one every day.

Woman, Minority, Trailblazer: Indra Nooyi is Leaving Pepsico

PURCHASE, N.Y. (AP) — Longtime PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi will step down as the top executive at the world's second-largest food and beverage company.

New Android Version, 'Pie,' Rolls Out on Pixel Phones

NEW YORK (AP) — The next version of Google's Android system will be called Pie.

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Gas Truck Explodes on Italian highway; 2 Dead, Dozens Hurt

MILAN (AP) — A tanker truck carrying a highly flammable gas exploded Monday after rear-ending a stopped truck on a crowded highway near the northern Italian city of Bologna. At least two people were killed, up to 70 injured and part of the raised expressway collapsed in the fireball.

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