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Fri04182014

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Community mourns loss of Lisa Cash, wife of MCS superintendent

Lisa Cash – the “support and encouragement all through the years” of her husband, Dr. Kriner Cash – lost her bout with cancer on Tuesday (Sept. 27) morning. She was 56.

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Tiger football fans are looking for the brighter side

 

If the football season were broken down into quarters like a game, it would be the end of the first. And the Tigers, well, they would be getting killed.

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Strength, support from Girls Inc. helps teen who lost her family

Deneshia Poole remembers watching helplessly as her home burned to the ground. She lost more than a home that day, as her mother, two brothers, two sisters and two cousins all died in the fire.

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Troy Davis dead; death penalty foes vow to fight on

Millions of petitions were delivered. Protests, rallies and vigils were organized around the globe. And still Troy Anthony Davis was executed.

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<br />Bass Pro failed to hire African Americans and Hispanics, EEOC says

Bass Pro Outdoor World, LLC, the national sporting goods retailer scheduled to open a megastore in 2013 at the Pyramid, is being sued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

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Study: ‘Menthol effect’ keeps minorities hooked on cigarettes

You try and try, and then try again, but you can’t quit smoking. Well, there may be a good reason for it. Especially if you smoke menthol cigarettes.

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Angolan beauty to be Miss Universe

Out of a field of 98 contestants, Leila Lopes of the Republic of Angola is this year’s winner of the coveted Miss Universe prize. 

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Wraps come off ‘Family Rewards’ anti-poverty program

Recruitment has begun for the city’s “Family Rewards” conditional cash transfer program, which will provide cash incentives to encourage families to achieve milestones that lead to better health and education. 

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Former Memphian nets ‘Leading Woman’ honor

Native Memphian Callie Crossley will be among six women honored in Boston during the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts’ 20th annual Leading Women Awards on Oct. 20.

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Edmund Ford Sr.: A ‘grassroots’ move

I am running for the people of the city of Memphis. The people have been a little bit neglected….I am a people person. I love people.

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Family lesson: read and succeed together

On Thursday, Sept. 15, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Roots and Wings Education Project and Urban Expressions Bookstore are sponsoring Family Reading Night.

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James Harvey: ‘Deliver the promise’

Old leadership is still fighting today’s warfare with yesterday tactics. ... I’m not concerned about trying to beat AC, but I’m concerned with demonstrating that there is a mandate for change.

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<br />A settlement of sorts for Beale Street entanglement

Before the week ends, the federal bankruptcy court will receive for approval an agreement designed to settle years of wrangling between the City of Memphis and Performa Entertainment Real Estate, which manages the Beale Street Historic District.

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