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VOL. 133 | NO. 127 | Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Wunderlich Becomes B. Riley Wealth Management

Almost a year after it acquired Memphis-based Wunderlich Securities as a wholly owned subsidiary, B. Riley Financial Inc. is changing the name of the Wunderlich operation to bring it under the B. Riley banner.

Special City Council Race Field Set at Seven

A field of seven candidates has qualified for the special race on the Aug. 2 ballot for the Super District 9 Memphis City Council seat.

Strickland Defends Police Overtime for Personal Security

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland says he was reluctant initially to increase his security when he took office in 2016. Now in his third year of a four-year term, that has changed to include 24-hour police security on his home.

Bike Share, Greenway and Bike Lane Efforts Point Toward Common Goal

Four years after it made its tentative debut with the opening of the Overton Park Bike Gate, the Hampline, across East Parkway from the eastern end of Overton Park, is about to become permanent.

Redbirds Rolling Toward Another Playoff Berth

The only potential negative to having the special season the Memphis Redbirds did in 2017 when they won 91 regular season games and were Pacific Coast League champions? All that success has the potential to morph into quiet satisfaction, which eventually can devolve into ease and comfort.

Local Weather
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Memphis, TN
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Wind: Southwest at 6.9 mph
Humidity: 75%

EVENTS

The Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) Awareness Foundation hosts “Reclaiming Joy Through Prevention and Healing” Tuesday, June 26, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the second-floor atrium of Crosstown Concourse, 1350 Concourse Ave. The event is a celebration of the foundation’s work and a welcome for new executive director Renée Wilson-Simmons. Admission is free, but registration is required. Visit aceawareness.org.

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Last Word: The Clean-Up, Strickland On Security and Memphis Urbanism

Clean up from weekend storms was the first order of business at the top of the work week and that continues into Tuesday around the city. As Monday became Tuesday, MLGW reported 123 power outages it was working on affecting 2,121 customers.

EMPHASIS Architects & Engineers

Looney Ricks Kiss: Memphis-Grown Urbanism Spurs World-Class Design

Crosstown Concourse, a gem of mixed-use urbanism and historic redevelopment, has recently been honored with a spate of awards for its design and innovation. These include the grand prize at the Congress for the New Urbanism’s Charter Awards, and the 2018 TN Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Award. Additionally, Crosstown received the 2018 Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification, the highest level of LEED certification available.

Firm Uses Video Game Engine to Help Clients Better Understand Their Projects

Almost anyone who spends time around young children is probably familiar with Minecraft, the popular game where users can create sometime mythic pixilated worlds one block at a time. But not many people saw the future of architecture in the game’s software.

TRANSPORTATION & LOGISTICS

War Logistics Welcomes Germany-Based CoremanNet To South Memphis Facility

Veteran-owned, full-service logistics company War Logistics continues its phenomenal growth spurt over the past several years, welcoming Germany-based Circular Economy Solutions GmbH [C-ECO] and its CoremanNet automotive parts repair and refurbishing system to the U.S. at its warehouse facility in South Memphis.

REAL ESTATE RECAP

Midtown Getting Denser, North Main Getting New Coffee Shop

2542 Broad Ave., Memphis, TN 38112 -
3D Realty was given a 15-year Residential PILOT (payment-in-lieu-of-taxes) for a $51 million, 414-unit mixed-use multifamily project on Broad Avenue.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Conscious Capitalism: Conversation With Raj Sisodia, Part Four

Raj Sisodia is the Professor of Global Business, Babson College, Co-founder & Co-Chairman, Conscious Capitalism, Inc. Raj has written ten books and over 100 academic articles.

Nonprofits And Fundraising in The Latino Community

Contrary to what we may read in the papers or see on TV, Latinos are not all “illegal, uneducated, and in need of help.”

MEMPHIS AREA

Power restoration efforts in Memphis could take days

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee utility says efforts to restore electrical service to thousands of customers in the Memphis area could take several days following severe storms.

STATEWIDE

New state law seeks to stop 'stalking by way of the courts'

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Advocates for domestic violence victims are praising a new Tennessee law that seeks to stop a common tactic that batterers use after their victims have fled to safety: Filing frivolous lawsuits designed to bankrupt or inflict more harm on the people they already have abused.

REGIONAL NEWS

New charter airline to begin service to Tunica casinos

TUNICA, Miss. (AP) — A new charter airline plans to begin shuttling gamblers to a Mississippi airport near Tunica casinos starting July 1.

Mississippi auditor to resign, run state veterans agency

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi state Auditor Stacey Pickering is resigning his statewide elected post to become head of the state's Veterans Affairs Board.

New Arkansas legislation takes aim at boycotting Israel

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — Among the many new laws that Arkansas legislators approved last year was a requirement that contractors bidding on state jobs sign a pledge they are not boycotting Israel.

CDC: Arkansas No. 1 in percentage of students at risk

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas high school students were more at risk of harm from a variety of sources and more likely to engage in unhealthy or dangerous behavior than their peers in other states, according to a 2017 survey.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Stocks sink on reports U.S. may limit tech exports, investment.

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are on track for their biggest loss in more than two months Monday as reports that the Trump administration may limit technology exports and foreign investment are hurting tech companies. Indexes in Europe and Asia also fell.

Massachusetts lawmakers pass family and medical leave bill

Massachusetts legislators have passed a bill that gives all workers up to 12 weeks of paid time off to care for a sick family member or a new baby, up to 20 weeks of paid sick leave and 26 weeks for new mothers. The compromise bill needs Republican Gov. Charlie Baker's signature before it can become law.

U.S. new-home sales climbed 6.7 percent in May

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes jumped 6.7 percent in May, with purchases in the South accounting for all of the monthly gains.

US NEWS

Sessions defends Trump administration's immigration policies

RENO, Nevada (AP) — While hundreds of protesters rallied outside, Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended the Trump administration's immigration policies Monday, calling on Congress to act and asserting that many children were brought to the border by violent gang members.

Connecticut Red Hen receives wrath of Sanders' defenders

OLD SAYBROOK, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut restaurant called the Red Hen received "threatening" messages from people confused with an identically named Virginia eatery that refused White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders service.

Justices won't hear case of anti-gay marriage florist

SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court ordered Washington state courts Monday to take a new look at the case of a florist who refused to provide services for a same-sex wedding, in light of the justices' recent ruling in a similar case involving a Colorado baker.

Mourners: Black teen killed by police more than a hashtag

SWISSVALE, Pa. (AP) — Classmates, teachers, family and neighbors of Antwon Rose Jr. described him Monday as a caring and charismatic young man who deserves to be remembered as more than just the latest hashtag given unarmed black men killed by police.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 79 396 11,921
MORTGAGES 90 443 13,870
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 10 70 1,928
BUILDING PERMITS 191 975 25,139
BANKRUPTCIES 56 289 7,762
BUSINESS LICENSES 23 184 4,083
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 22 166 4,847
MARRIAGE LICENSES 16 81 2,625

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