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VOL. 133 | NO. 30 | Friday, February 9, 2018

Pa.-based Drug Company Subpoenaed Over Memphis Plant

Pennsylvania-based drug wholesaler AmerisourceBergen Corp. has acknowledged receiving a grand jury subpoena from prosecutors in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Tennessee related to its drug production facility in Memphis.

Josh Pastner Refutes Sexual Assault Accusation

Former University of Memphis basketball coach Josh Pastner on Thursday night, Feb. 8, vehemently denied a woman’s allegations of sexual misconduct. Pastner, who is in his second season as coach at Georgia Tech, responded to a question during his post-game press conference after his team played at Louisville.

Dwyer, Kennedy to Receive Dunavant Awards

The Honorable Judge Tim Dwyer and Shelby County Chief Administrative Officer Harvey Kennedy are the 2018 winners of the Bobby Dunavant Public Servant Awards.

NCRM to Install ‘I Am A Man’ VR Experience

The back of a garbage truck looms, foreboding, in the foreground. The cluster of red lights gets larger as you walk tentatively toward it. In another moment, when you look down, your dark, worn hands come into view.

Monument Bills Create State Heritage Battlegrounds

Legislative battles are looming over a spate of bills designed to hammer Memphis and any other cities accused of violating the Tennessee Heritage Protection Act.

Local Weather
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EVENTS

Home Show of the Mid-South will be held Friday through Sunday, Feb. 9-11, at Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Road. Exhibitors will showcase home decor, lighting, pools, patios, services and more. Matt Blashaw, host of DIY Network’s “Yard Crashers,” will hold seminars/meet-and-greets Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Visit memphishomeshow.com for show hours, tickets and other details.

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Last Word: Shutdown Round Two, The Pastner Charges and 1968 Virtual Reality

The federal government technically shutdown at midnight in Washington, D.C., Friday for the second time in 17 days. But the House and Senate were still going for a vote on a two-year budget compromise before dawn Friday morning as this is posted.

MLK 50

Hidden King

McKinney urges students to rediscover ‘creative extremist’

The LeMoyne-Owen College concert choir reprised the song Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. requested 50 years ago in one of his last conversations just before he was killed on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel.

Tyreke Evans Still a Grizzly; James Ennis Not

The Memphis Grizzlies pulled off a deal before the 2 p.m. Central Time NBA trade deadline Thursday, Feb. 8, but it wasn’t the one everyone had been anticipating.

Snapshot: Dave & Buster’s to Open Monday

The Memphis area’s first Dave & Buster’s opened its doors to perspective clients and members of the media Thursday, Feb. 8 for a sneak peek inside the highly-anticipated restaurant/entertainment venue’s 2751 Wolf Creek Pkwy location.

DMC to Review Plans For New Downtown Mixed-Use Building, Midtown Apartments

A local investment group is seeking a nine-year tax break from the Downtown Memphis Commission to construct a new mixed-use building where the Downtown Blue Monkey once stood at 529 S. Front St.

THE TIPPING POINT

Through Community Service, Gorman Makes Memphis Home

It’s difficult to pinpoint the exact moment when Teddy Gorman, director of sales and marketing for Gorham/Schaffler Inc., became a born-again Memphian.

THE PRESS BOX

Slip Sliding Away … Tubby’s Tigers And Season On Downward Plane

After his Tigers had suffered the ignominy of losing a college basketball game to East Carolina, Tubby Smith questioned his players’ sanity.

SPORTS

Vitello Era Begins as Vols Launch 2018 Season

Tennessee baseball is off to a fresh start under first-year coach Tony Vitello, and senior catcher Benito Santiago is savoring every minute of it.

Taking Stock: Titans’ Top Needs for 2018

With the Super Bowl in the books and another NFL season come and gone, it will soon be time to prepare for the 2018 season.

SNAPSHOT

Agape Adding Staff as Services Grow

Latoyia Morgan, left, of Agape Child & Family Services speaks to Yasmine Gregory at a Wednesday, Feb. 7, job fair. The nonprofit is filling more than 30 new positions after receiving a $12 million state grant last year to increase its two-generational services to Memphis families. (Daily News/Houston Cofield)

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Tax Time Tips

Ray’s Take: It’s that time of year when many people find themselves scrambling through file cabinets, sorting through stacks of papers and gathering receipts in preparation for filing their yearly tax return. If you are unhappy with the lack of organization in your tax preparation, that could be your resolution for the coming year.

Serious Diversion

ZEN FOR CYNICS. Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow. Do not walk beside me for the path is narrow. In fact, just buzz off and leave me alone.

MEMPHIS AREA

Southaven Ex-Mayor Stops Seeking Job In Nearby City

HORN LAKE, Miss. (AP) – A disgraced former mayor withdrew his application Wednesday to work as a city planner in a neighboring north Mississippi city.

STATEWIDE

Blackburn Reserves $1M in TV Ad Time Before Senate Primary

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A top adviser to U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn's Senate campaign says the Republican has reserved nearly $1 million for a statewide TV advertising buy before the Aug. 2 primary.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Director to Retire in June

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Director Mark Gwyn says he will retire this summer.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Tyson Foods Announces Bonuses Due to Federal Tax Overhaul

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) – Arkansas-based Tyson Foods Inc. says more than 100,000 employees will receive bonuses as a result of company savings due to the overhaul of federal tax laws.

CVS Health Eyes Data, Wage Boosts With $1.5B Tax Benefit

CVS Health's fourth-quarter earnings nearly doubled, fueled by a $1.5 billion tax benefit that will help the drugstore chain expand its growing role in customer care.

Kale to Go: Amazon to Roll Out Delivery at Whole Foods

NEW YORK (AP) – Amazon is bringing its speedy delivery to Whole Foods. The online retail giant plans to roll out two-hour delivery at the organic grocer this year to those who pay for Amazon's $99-a-year Prime membership. It is the company's biggest move since it bought the organic grocer last year.

Twitter Makes Money for First Time Ever, But Problems Remain

NEW YORK (AP) – Twitter made money for the first time in its nearly 12-year history, a milestone that satisfied investors in the short term but might not resolve the company's broader problems any time soon.

US ECONOMY

How the Market's Turmoil Could Affect Fed's Rate Decisions

WASHINGTON (AP) – Wall Street has thrown a rather sour welcoming party for Jerome Powell.

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PROPERTY SALES 77 77 11,602
MORTGAGES 79 79 13,506
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 1,858
BUILDING PERMITS 96 96 24,260
BANKRUPTCIES 53 53 7,526
BUSINESS LICENSES 31 31 3,943
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 49 49 4,730
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