VOL. 123 | NO. 38 | Monday, February 25, 2008
Memphis Police Director Larry Godwin is used to knocking down rumors. It's part of the job description practically. And separating fact from fiction is a basic part of what any police officer does.
A Washington Post headline two weeks ago described Memphis businessman Bob Compton as waging his own personal campaign to save America.
Mel Baddorf is a walking advertisement for his business, 50 and Fit, a fitness club for those who are 50 and older. He often tells customers he's lost 52 pounds since he opened the doors at the business almost a year ago.
At a hastily called afternoon press conference Friday afternoon, Shelby County Mayor AC Wharton Jr. recalled how his visit to Starbucks that morning was ruined when he picked up a copy of the New York Times. He was greeted with an article in the paper’s business section that mentioned his friend and fellow Memphis lawyer Stuart Breakstone.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Medical device maker Medtronic Inc. said Friday it elected Dr. Victor Dzau, chancellor of health affairs at Duke University and president and chief executive of Duke University Health System, to its board of directors.
ATLANTA (AP) - Not too long ago, Delta Air Lines Inc. and Northwest Airlines Corp. seemed all but certain to announce a combination soon.
Shelby County commissioners gave their blessing today to a site for the new Regional Forensics Center. The resolution approved at today's session refers generally to county-owned land between Poplar Avenue and Washington Street that is now parking for Juvenile Court.
Engineers in Chicagoland soon will be able to work on their master's degree in Memphis, thanks to a new partnership between Christian Brothers University and Lewis University in Romeoville, Ill.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Smaller banks nationwide were "mildly optimistic" a few months ago about increasing mortgage lending this year because they have largely avoided the high-risk loan business, a survey released last week shows.