VOL. 123 | NO. 26 | Thursday, February 7, 2008
Individuals, Businesses Look Ahead After Storms
Ash Wednesday in Memphis began with a search for loss and destruction. The day after storms raked the city and the region, Memphians focused on repairing the physical damage and coming to grips with the human toll.
Owners of seven Memphis strip clubs are taking the city and county to court over the recently enacted ordinance governing the clubs and the dancers who are their main attraction.
Susan Bennett Fentress has joined Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC as of counsel in its Memphis office. She is an intellectual-property attorney with an extensive knowledge of patent law and an interest in science.
LAFAYETTE, Tenn. (AP) - Rescue workers in rural areas began searching door to door Wednesday morning for more victims of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes that killed at least 24 people statewide.
The presidential primary season came to a rain-soaked and stormy end Tuesday evening in Memphis even as some voters were still showing up at the polls.
Catherine's Plus Size Brand Headquarters is leaving Memphis and becoming a part of its parent company's Bensalem, Pa., headquarters.
Boyle Investment Co. outbid the competition for 150 acres of commercial real estate in DeSoto County at an auction in November. And after delays related to surveying the property, the deal finally closed Feb. 1, said project manager Bill Caller of Roebuck Auctions.
NEW YORK (AP) - International Paper Co. reports earnings for the fiscal fourth quarter today. The following is a summary of key developments and analyst opinion related to the period available by press time.
At least one Memphis City Council member expects changes to the tentative terms of a development agreement between local government and Bass Pro Shops for use of The Pyramid. Meanwhile, the developer of the rival Pyramid Harbor project has made some changes to his plans already.
NASHVILLE (AP) - An early assessment of Tennessee's pre-kindergarten initiative shows the program is beneficial, but critics say it's still too early to gauge its effectiveness.
NASHVILLE (AP) - A proposal to create an animal abuser registry in Tennessee has moved forward in the state Legislature.
NASHVILLE (AP) - A proposal that would require informed consent before an abortion has been delayed to allow senators a chance to see how the House acts on the measure.
NEW YORK (AP) - For the first time in almost five years, the nation's services sector - including restaurants, travel, banking, construction and retail - contracted in January, stoking rising worries of a recession.
NASHVILLE (AP) - A bittering agent would be added to antifreeze under a proposal that passed the Senate.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Medical device maker Medtronic Inc. said Wednesday the Food and Drug Administration approved its RestoreUltra implantable pain treatment system, which uses focused electrical impulses to treat chronic back and leg pain.
NASHVILLE (AP) - A bill moving through the Legislature would clarify the length of time a person legally admitted to the United States can maintain a driver's license.
NASHVILLE (AP) - A proposal to encourage high school students to become fluent in a foreign language is moving through the Legislature.
NASHVILLE (AP) - A proposal aimed at preventing theft of pricey metals like copper is moving through the Legislature.