Fri04182014

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Cancer study issues special call for African Americans in Memphis

A massive study is underway to develop ways to prevent cancer, and Americans from all ethnic groups are being asked to participate – and help save lives.

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The Med and BlueCross partner to create patient-centered medical home

The Med has partnered with BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee to establish a Patient-Centered Medical Home for BlueCross members in Memphis at their five Health Loop primary care sites.

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Scott sisters’ suffering: a sign of criminal justice failures

“After we are pardoned we want to go out across the country and speak out about abuse of blacks in prison,” Jamie Scott, 38, told a gathering of supporters.

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Does Cupid play politics?

Though “variety is the spice of life” and “opposites attract,” most people marry only those whose political views align with their own, according to new research from Rice University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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<br />BTW video entry reflects behind-the-scenes support

When President Barack Obama speaks at Booker T. Washington High School’s commencement exercises on Monday (May 16), Lauryn DuValle will be somewhere smiling. 

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Atlantans get preview of King Memorial

Visitors from Atlanta, including Martin Luther King III and his wife, Arndrea, recently joined Ambassador and Mrs. Andrew Young for a private tour of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.

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Floodwaters can force snakes and other pests into homes

Floodwaters can displace animals, especially snakes, and force them into your home as they seek dry land. 

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BBB advice for dealing with property damage

Consumers anxious to get their homes and yards back to normal should be on the lookout for scams and businesses involving clean-up efforts and home repairs.

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BTW/Commencement Challenge - at a glance

The White House announced Tuesday that Booker T. Washington High School was the 2011 winner. Vice President Joseph Biden called Principal Alisha Kiner with the word.

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By text or landline, the message was the same – “He’s coming”

Text messages streamed through my phone as I scrambled eggs and flipped sausage for my late breakfast. Before I could read their contents, the phone rang.

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Flood recovery update

Recovery efforts from the recent flood will be slow and costly.  Code inspectors with the City of Memphis and Shelby County Governments will conduct assessments of the flood damage.

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Flood of the Century yields competing views

 

While much of the focus has been on protecting downtown Memphis from flood damage, in a world that is light years away from the bright lights of Beale Street and tourists, parts of North Memphis is largely grasping for signs of hope, some say.

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Countdown is on to annual Sisterhood Showcase, June 4-5

The 16th Annual Sisterhood Showcase is set for June 4-5 at the Memphis Cook Convention Center.

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