VOL. 124 | NO. 121 | Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Methodist Healthcare officials confirmed this evening that Apple Computers founder Steve Jobs was indeed in Memphis for a liver transplant sometime recently. The statement, posted on the Methodist website, does not say when the surgery was performed.
The state of Tennessee has sold the $1.3 million Midtown home once used to house the chancellor of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
Once a promising development in a blighted area, the $11.7 million Lamar Crossing Apartments has gone the way of so many other commercial properties in town – fenced in and foreclosed.
Gerald Byrne, the director of the Regional Biocontainment Laboratory, walked outside the fortress-like building and stepped inside an air-conditioned tent with a smile on his face Monday as he awaited guests to take through the new $25 million research facility.
The Daily News has won six awards from the University of Tennessee-Tennessee Press Association. The awards ceremony was held Friday in Chattanooga.
Before candidates take their quests for elected office to the public, they usually give them a road test before other politicos – allies and adversaries – to see if this is really what they want to do for the next year or so.
3595 Millbranch Road, Memphis, TN 38116, Sale Amount: $4 Million -
The 460-unit Winbranch Apartments at 3595 Millbranch Road in Whitehaven sold June 4 for $4 million in a successor trustee’s sale following a foreclosure. The sprawling multifamily complex sold on the Shelby County Courthouse steps to an entity called LBUNS 2004-C4 Millbranch Road LLC, which is a local affiliate of Miami-based LNR Partners Inc.
The family trade has skipped a generation, former U.S. Sen. Howard Baker noted at last week’s Tennessee Bar Association convention at The Peabody when speaking of his three grandsons and the law firm his grandfather founded.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled narrowly Monday in a challenge to the landmark Voting Rights Act, siding with a small Texas governing authority but sidestepping the larger constitutional issue.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Democratic strategist Mark Brown is leaving the gubernatorial campaign of Nashville businessman Ward Cammack.
UNION CITY, Tenn. (AP) - U.S. Rep. John Tanner has announced that a new call center for Social Security beneficiaries will be based in Jackson and employ about 175 workers.
MORRISTOWN, Tenn. (AP) - Democratic state Rep. John Litz says he will retire from the General Assembly after the next legislative session.
LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee Republican Senate Judiciary Chairwoman Mae Beavers says she will run for Wilson County mayor next year instead of seeking re-election to the General Assembly.
NEW YORK (AP) - Drugstore operator Walgreen Co. said Monday its profit fell 9 percent in the fiscal third quarter despite improving sales as greater expenses, including those related to its reorganization efforts, reduced its income.
NEW YORK (AP) - Drugmakers Merck and Co. and Schering-Plough Corp., which are in the process of a $41.1 billion tie-up, said Monday the Federal Trade Commission has asked for more information about the deal.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama cited his own long struggle to quit the cigarettes he got hooked on as a teenager as he signed the nation's strongest-ever anti-smoking bill Monday and praised it for providing critically needed protections for kids.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Monday welcomed the pharmaceutical industry's agreement to help close a gap in Medicare's drug coverage, calling the pact a step forward in the push for overhaul of the nation's health care system.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats generally are standing behind their position that a health care system overhaul must include a government-sponsored plan that would be available to middle-class workers and their families.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Investment banks would be required to disclose contributions they make to municipal bond ballot drives under a proposal to be announced Monday by an industry regulator.
BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Globe and its largest labor union are scheduled to resume negotiations over how best to achieve $10 million in contract concessions.