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VOL. 131 | NO. 230 | Thursday, November 17, 2016

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Schweinehaus Trades Bavarian Fare for Barbecue

German-themed restaurant Schweinehaus is taking its menu in a new direction: barbecue.

The Overton Square eatery – which has appended its name to Schweinehaus BBQ – issued a statement Wednesday, Nov. 16, that says diners will still find chicken schnitzel on the menu, along with pulled pork, pork ribs, beef brisket, smoked turkey and other new items.

“Since our humble beginnings, we have always used smoking as a way to express our Memphis heritage throughout our menu, but now it IS our menu,” the statement reads.

The restaurant’s four owners, all lifelong Memphians, opened Schweinhaus in 2014 in the former Paulette’s space at 2110 Madison Ave. Last month, the restaurant began teasing its new menu on social media.

– Daily News staff

Grizzlies’ Wright Out Indefinitely After Surgery

Memphis Grizzlies forward/center Brandan Wright underwent an arthroscopic surgical procedure on his left ankle Tuesday, Nov. 15, and will be sidelined indefinitely, the team announced.

Wright had missed the Grizzlies’ first 10 games because of his ankle injury and recently had received regenerative injection therapy. When his condition did not improve, the decision was made to go ahead with the surgery at Campbell Clinic in Memphis.

Wright, who is 6-10 and 230 pounds, appeared in just 12 games last season because of injury and averaged 6.9 points and 3.6 rebounds.

In 372 career NBA games beginning in the 2007-08 season with Golden State, Wright, 29, has posted averages of 7.1 points and 3.7 rebounds per game.

– Don Wade

Liberty Bowl, Foundation Donate $222K to St. Jude

A $222,766 check was presented to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital by the AutoZone Liberty Bowl and the College Football Playoff Foundation at a luncheon Wednesday, Nov. 16, at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.

“The AutoZone Liberty Bowl has been a terrific partner of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for many decades,” said Sue Harpole, chief development officer at ALSAC/St. Jude. “We are honored now to have the College Football Playoff Foundation join with the AutoZone Liberty Bowl in the mission of inspiring and supporting outstanding teachers and mentors that work diligently to train and educate the next generation of doctors, scientists, staff and patients at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.”

Britton Banowsky, executive director of the College Football Playoff Foundation, also attended the event. Steve Ehrhart, executive director of the AutoZone Liberty Bowl, singled out Archie Manning, the bowl’s 2016 Distinguished Citizen Award winner, for making a major contribution.

The 58th AutoZone Liberty Bowl will be played Dec. 30 at 11 a.m. and will be nationally televised on ESPN.

– Don Wade

IKEA Memphis to Install Electric Vehicle Stations

IKEA plans to install three electric vehicle charging stations at the Memphis store it’s opening on Dec. 14.

Globally, IKEA says it evaluates locations for conservation opportunities, integrates innovative materials into product design, works to maintain sustainable resources, and flat-packs goods for efficient distribution. U.S. sustainable efforts include recycling waste material; incorporating environmental measures such as energy-efficient HVAC and lighting systems, recycled construction materials, skylights in warehouse areas and water-conserving restrooms; eliminating plastic bags from the checkout process; and selling only LED bulbs.

The 271,000-square-foot IKEA Memphis and its 800 parking spaces is under construction on 35 acres on the southwest side of Interstate 40 near Germantown Parkway.

– Andy Meek

U of M Law Symposium To Address Implicit Bias

Addressing implicit bias is the focus of a symposium being held at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law on Friday, Nov. 18.

The conference, titled “Implicit (Unconscious) Bias: A New Look at an Old Problem,” will tackle how implicit bias operates, including strategies that will assist decision-makers in recognizing, shaping and managing its influence.

Implicit bias refers to the recent and controversial belief that automatic, unintentional biases and stereotypes can influence individuals’ decision-making and systemically and adversely affect members of certain groups.

Paulette Brown, the immediate past-president of the American Bar Association, is set to present the keynote. The program also will feature special guest Linda Klein, current president of the ABA, as well as a range of local and national experts.

The symposium will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the U of M law school, 1 N. Front. St. Visit

memphis.edu/law/events/implicitbiasconference.php for registration costs, a schedule of events and other details.

– Daily News staff

Tigers Baseball Team Signs FACS Pitcher

Bailey Wimberley, a right-handed pitcher from First Assembly Christian School in Memphis, has signed a national letter of intent and will join the University of Memphis baseball squad for the 2018 season.

Wimberley is an all-state player for the Crusaders, playing as a middle infielder and pitcher. He has also been named to the all-district teams three times and to the all-region teams twice. He played for the Memphis Tigers 17U team that posted a 30-3 overall record. Wimberley was also a member of Team Tennessee in 2016, helping win the Junior Sunbelt Tournament in Oklahoma. A multi-sport athlete, he also played basketball at FACS.

– Don Wade

U of M Professor’s Work Featured in Genome Biology

University of Memphis associate professor of biology Duane McKenna’s work on beetle genomes is featured in the current issue of the journal Genome Biology. An expert on beetle genomics, McKenna is lead author on the featured project involving 68 scientists from around the globe who are working to identify the genomic basis of the insect’s feeding habits and apparent ecological success.

The Asian long-horned beetle, an invasive species capable of inflicting severe damage on trees, recently invaded North America. Its economic impact in the United States, if uncontrolled, is estimated at $889 billion. Identifying genes linked to digestive and detoxification processes that make the destruction possible will support development of tools to manage the impact of the species as well as other invasive wood-boring pests.

By comparing the genome of the Asian long-horned beetle with 14 other insects, McKenna and his collaborators were able to identify a suite of genes, some originally obtained from fungi and bacteria, that aid the digestion of woody plant material and are likely responsible for the beetles’ ability to thrive in woodland regions worldwide.

– Don Wade

RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 72 282 10,218
MORTGAGES 89 303 11,249
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 1,301
BUILDING PERMITS 288 762 22,934
BANKRUPTCIES 45 316 6,535
BUSINESS LICENSES 30 79 4,160
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 28 77 3,096
MARRIAGE LICENSES 5 44 2,170