VOL. 128 | NO. 169 | Thursday, August 29, 2013
Memphis’ startup community continues collecting recognition beyond the city limits to go along with the steady attraction of new platforms, investments, mentors and programs for startups here.
Future looks bright as Memphis Botanic Garden turns 60
In 1947, two parcels of land on the eastern boundaries of Memphis were purchased for $400,000 to be used as a new city park.
The city’s newest craft brewery will be officially open for business at the end of the week.
The political tide of late-in-the-year elections begins rolling Thursday, Aug. 29, with the candidate-filing deadline for state House District 91.
Shelby County Chancellor Arnold Goldin has been tapped to replace Alan Highers on the Tennessee Court of Appeals at the end of next year when Highers retires.
Tennessee Attorney General Robert Cooper said the state joined the U.S. Justice Department and five other states in opposing the proposed $11 billion merger of U.S. Airways and American Airlines, because of the state’s experience with past airline mergers.
Interim countywide schools superintendent Dorsey Hopson told the school board Tuesday, Aug. 27, that “jurisdiction issues” between the Memphis Police Department and Shelby County Sheriff’s Office were the primary cause of security problems at schools this month.
Most of the college football world is in the midst of game week. The University of Memphis is not, having to wait until 3:30 p.m. Sept. 7 at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium to play Duke.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Church bells were ringing out Wednesday at the National Cathedral and nationwide to answer a call from one of the most important civil rights speeches in history to "let freedom ring."
MEMPHIS LAW TALK
Jake Kasser has joined the firm of Glankler Brown PLLC as an associate.
Ray’s Take I was asked once if two could live as cheaply as one. I answered, “Certainly, as long as one of them didn’t eat or wear clothes.” Most couples realize having a baby is going to mean extra expenses. However, many are shocked when they realize just how high those expenses are. According to the U. S. Department of Agriculture, a child born in 2011 will cost an average of $235,000 to raise to age 17. That number doesn’t include a penny for private tuition or college.
The crossword clue was “Gray areas, maybe.” The answer was BORDER LINES. With 11 letters, it fit nicely across the puzzle’s center.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Financial services firm UBS AG on Wednesday announced it will consolidate back office functions in Nashville, creating 1,000 jobs in the city over the next five years.
NASHVILLE (AP) – The Nashville Symphony has reached agreement with the Nashville Musicians Association on a new one-year labor contract.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – With an ex-lawmaker under investigation for his campaign spending money on personal items and the state's lieutenant governor facing questions about his campaign finance reports, Arkansas lawmakers are about to receive a refresher course on the state's ethics laws.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Veterans and disabled workers who often struggle to find work could have an easier time landing a job under new federal regulations.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Regulators want to ease a rule that would require banks to share some risk in the complicated mortgage investments that helped cause the financial crisis.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy U.S. homes in July, but the level stayed close to a 6.5-year high. The modest decline suggests higher mortgage rates have yet to sharply slow sales.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House is enlisting former President Bill Clinton's help in explaining President Barack Obama's health care law as a key phase of the reform nears.