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Memphis nears launch of $175M revamp of Cook Convention Center

  Ryan Poe, USA TODAY NETWORK – TennesseePublished 10:58 a.m. CT Dec. 29, 2017 | Updated 11:09 a.m. CT Dec. 29, 2017 Memphis will next year launch a long-anticipated, $175 million expansion and renovation of the Cook Convention Center in Downtown, Mayor Jim Strickland said Friday. The city will choose a construction team in upcoming […]

Super Bowl LII: How Much Does an Commercial Cost?

By CHARLOTTE CARROLL January 11, 2018 While you’re probably tuning into the Super Bowl for the game itself, a lot of people watch the game for its commercials. More than 100 million Americans tune in to watch the Super Bowl every year. The broadcast presents marketers with a golden opportunity to reach a huge amount of […]

Letterman and Obama reunite for the debut of the late-night king’s new Netflix show

Lorraine AliContact ReporterTelevision Critic After a three-year absence, a decidedly more casual version of America’s longest reigning late-night host greeted an ecstatic studio audience with characteristic understatement: “I’m Dave Letterman. I had a show for a while, then I got fired.” Now he has another show, called “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David […]

Trump to have medical exam amid questions about mental fitness

USA TODAY President Trump will get his first physical Friday since taking office, a normally routine event that this time comes as questions have been raised about his mental fitness. Critics questioned Trump’s psyche this month following a tweet in which he said he has a bigger nuclear button than North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The publication of Michael Wolff’s Fire and […]

Trump: ‘Why Do We Want … People From Shithole Countries?’

Trump says US should seek immigrants from Norway, not Africa By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff Posted Jan 11, 2018 6:56 PM CST (NEWSER) – “What do we want Haitians here for?” the Los Angeles Times quotes President Trump as saying during a meeting Thursday, as per two sources briefed on the meeting. “Why do we want all these people […]

Walmart boosts starting pay, closing dozens of Sam’s Clubs

By JOSEPH PISANI and ALEXANDRA OLSON AP Business Writers NEW YORK (AP) – Walmart confirmed Thursday that it is closing 10 percent of its Sam’s Club warehouse stores – a move that a union-backed group estimated could cost thousands of jobs – on the same day the company announced that it was boosting its starting […]

Idea of expanding Downtown Memphis open container zone draws ire

Ryan Poe, USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee A proposal to allow open alcohol containers across the Downtown business district drew the wrath Thursday of restaurateurs, residents and the clergy. The proposed Memphis City Council ordinance sponsored by member Martavius Jones would allow open containers in public in an area bordered by the Mississippi River to the west, Danny […]

CLOSED: Schools, businesses close Friday for winter weather

(WMC) – The threat of winter weather is looming in the Mid-South. As such, some businesses have decided to close, and some schools have decided to cancel or delay classes for Friday. CLICK HERE for an up-to-the-minute list of closed or delayed schools and businesses. The following schools will be closed unless otherwise noted: ARKANSAS Ascent Children’s Health […]

Weekend Fun

FRI: The Temptations at Horseshoe, The Science of Beer at Pink Palace, Russell Hall at GPAC, Almost Famous at Lafayette’s, Jazz in the Box: Russell Hall at GPAC, The Grizzlies at The Nuggets SAT: Miles Flatt at Lafayette’s, Mark O’Connor Band at GPAC, Tigers at Temple SUN: The Wailers at New Daisy, Kevin Hart :The […]

‘3 good reasons for slavery’ homework assignment sparks controversy

MILWAUKEE, WI – A homework assignment at a Wisconsin Christian school sparked backlash after a teacher asked students to list “three good reasons for slavery.” Fourth-grade students at Our Redeemer Lutheran School were handed a group assignment on Monday in English class.   The question: “give three ‘good’ reasons for slavery and three bad reasons.” One parent […]