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VOL. 38 | NO. 42 | Friday, October 17, 2014

Surprise career twist for area’s top recruiter of corporations

Janet Miller on her jump to Colliers, future of Midstate development

Ask Janet Miller about her remarkable career at the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and she’ll likely attribute it to good timing or pass credit onto others.

STREET LEVEL

Ben Little's: Service station service in self-serve world

The gentle soul who used to get his hair cut by an Everly Father a couple of doors down – and who pumped 100 percent pure gas to keep country immortal Ernest Tubb movin’ on – has enjoyed the last four-plus decades next to what used to be called Hailey’s Shopping Center.

REALTY CHECK

Surging sales, prices reset reality for buyers

Last week The Greater Nashville Association of Realtors (GNAR) released the sales information for the area for September, and the numbers were staggering, with sales up 19 percent.

Local Weather
Today
Nashville, TN
45°F
Partly Cloudy
Wind: 3 mph
Humidity: 97%

EVENTS

Donelson Fall Festival & BBQ. FiftyForward Donelson Station spins a 28-year community tradition into a festival with family friendly fun, food and The Haunted Theatre. Festivities continue Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., with many of the same great traditions from the past: live music, silent auction, children’s activities, FiftyForward Bargain Basement, craft fair and market and, of course, delicious barbecue. Information: www.fiftyforward.org.

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REAL ESTATE

Middle Tennessee Real Estate trends for September, third qtr. 2014

September and third quarter 2014 real estate trends for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford and Wilson counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

TENNESSEE TITANS

Locker’s opportunities to succeed slipping away

Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt says Jake Locker is still his starting quarterback.

UT SPORTS

UT who? Vols-Ole Miss game a mirror image of ’69

KNOXVILLE – Bud Ford usually had no problem wearing the orange blazer in his early days as assistant sports information director at the University of Tennessee.

NEWSMAKERS

Behm is campaign chair for Legal Aid Society

Margaret Behm, principal at Dodson, Parker, Behm and Capparella, P.C., will serve as the 2015 campaign chair of the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands’ Campaign for Equal Justice.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Honda Fit: More amenities, better fuel economy

Fans of Honda’s innovative and spacious Fit hatchback will love what the car becomes for 2015 - quieter inside, more powerful and yet more fuel efficient, more refined in its ride, roomier and better equipped.

GUERRILLA MARKETING

The psychology behind persuasive headlines

If you’re writing lackluster headlines, you are wasting your time developing marketing content that will never be read.

CAREER CORNER

A career in pro sports not all fun and games

With football season underway and basketball season beginning, questions have started to arise about working in professional sports. Let’s be honest. Who wouldn’t want to get up and go to work for their favorite sports franchise? Every day would be fun and exciting – and we might even meet a few of the players!

I SWEAR

‘Less heat, more light’ a simple, elegant phrase

In a 1912 poem, Ezra Pound wrote, “Winter is icumen in.” Pound’s “Ancient Music” parodies a 13th century Anglo-Saxon poem that begins “Sumer is icumen in” (sic). Hardly a novel idea: “Here comes winter.” Happens every year, no? We want to prepare.

KAY'S COOKING CORNER

Deep-fried Jello and other healthy fair fare

The Arkansas State Fair is here and, as usual, brings the best of Arkansas right to our front door, including a commercial wine competition, livestock shows, petting zoos, a gator show (watch as the Swampmaster catches an 8-foot, 200-pound alligator with his bare hands!), a Gold Metal Flour cookie contest, a fairy queen pageant, a junior fairy queen pageant, an Arkansas Farm Bureau rice-cooking contest, a Petit Jean Meats cooking contest, a military appreciation day, a pie competition, and a BBQ competition – to name just a few.

STATEWIDE

Initiative to promote Tennessee teen driver safety

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Governor's Highway Safety Office is teaming up with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to spread awareness about teen driver safety.

Tennessee seeks $70M for early childhood education

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee is asking the federal government for $70 million to help the communities of Nashville and Shelby County expand pre-kindergarten education.

TECHNOLOGY

Will Apple Pay be the next iRevolution?

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple's skinnier iPads and flashy big-screen iMac are sleek and stunning. But the tech giant is making a bigger strategic bet with next week's launch of Apple Pay — the mobile pay service aimed at turning your iPhone into your wallet.

Thinner iPads, sharper iMacs in Apple's lineup

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple unveiled a thinner iPad Thursday with a faster processor and a better camera as it tries to drive excitement for tablets amid slowing demand. The company also released an update to its Mac operating system and introduced a high-resolution iMac model that might appeal to heavy watchers of television over the Internet.

FBI director warns against cellphone encryption

WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director James Comey warned in stark terms Thursday against the push by technology companies to encrypt smartphone data and operating systems, arguing that murder cases could be stalled, suspects could walk free and justice could be thwarted by a locked phone or an encrypted hard drive. Privacy advocates called the concerns exaggerated and little more than recycled arguments the government has raised against encryption since the early 1990s.

REAL ESTATE

Apartments push up US homebuilding in September

WASHINGTON (AP) — Construction firms broke ground on more apartment complexes in September, pushing up the pace of U.S. homebuilding.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Yellen: Greatly concerned by widening inequality

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen sounded an alarm Friday about widening economic inequality in the United States, suggesting that America's longstanding identity as a land of opportunity was at stake.

US stocks end dramatic week with rally

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market capped a turbulent week with a big gain Friday, a sign of renewed investor confidence after days of gloomy economic news.

US stands strong despite fear over global slowdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Beyond the turmoil shaking financial markets, the U.S. economy remains sturdier than many seem to fear.

Morgan Stanley's income nearly doubles

NEW YORK (AP) — Morgan Stanley's third-quarter net income nearly doubled, helped by strength in its institutional securities and wealth management divisions.

Winter forecast: Don't expect polar vortex redux

WASHINGTON (AP) — If you thought last winter was a horror show, with cold blasts from the polar vortex and a lack of California rain, here's some good news: No sequel is expected this year, federal forecasters say.

Firm paying $1M in SEC case on high-speed trading

WASHINGTON (AP) — A firm accused of fraud will pay a $1 million penalty in what federal regulators say is the first case of market manipulation brought against a high-speed trading firm.

NATIONAL POLITICS

Obama announcing plan to tighten debit card security

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is announcing a government plan to tighten security for the debit cards that transmit federal benefits like Social Security to millions of Americans.

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