VOL. 126 | NO. 33 | Thursday, February 17, 2011
The Memphis & Shelby County Room at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library is a treasure trove of information about the area and its people.
Catholic High uses program, new cafeteria to reach students
The last time Memphis Catholic High School had a kitchen that served hot meals, the school’s mascot was a terrier and it was an all boys school.
Expect lights, camera and action along the streets of South Main and the banks of the Mississippi River this weekend as veteran and aspiring filmmakers alike will attempt to create five short films in just 48 hours.
Elvis Presley’s manager Col. Tom Parker never let too many lawyers around the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.
As record sales have declined over the past decade, musicians and composers are seeking new forms of income.
When Bill Haslam took the oath of office as governor last month, Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Cornelia Clark administered the oath.
Ray’s Take: With employers cutting benefits and families tightening budgets, more adults are foregoing life insurance or reducing coverage.
I’m grateful to Martha Neil for her Jan. 10 post at the ABA Journal’s “Law News Now.”
NASHVILLE (AP) – Businesses, trade groups and political action committees accounted for three out of every five dollars raised for Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam's inauguration last month.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The Mississippi Senate has passed the final version of a bill designed to reduce fees on payday loans, sending the legislation to the governor's desk.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Home construction rose at the fastest rate in 20 months, pushed up by a spike in apartment building. But construction of single-family homes declined, a sign that demand for housing remains weak.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Google wants to become the hub of online travel, promising better bargains and more convenience by melding the Internet search leader's wizardry with the Web's top airline-fare tracker, ITA Software.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Wholesale prices outside of the volatile food and energy categories rose at the fastest pace in more than two years last month, a sign inflation could be rising as the economy strengthens.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Factories produced more goods for the fifth straight month in January as strong auto sales spurred demand for new cars and trucks. But overall industrial production fell for the first time in 19 months.
NEW YORK (AP) – UPS is holding steady to its earnings forecast for the year as it continues to expand in emerging markets and investing in new business.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Pentagon's top civilian and military leaders implored Congress Wednesday not to cut too deeply into military spending, plunging into a heated political debate over how to curtail defense costs without imperiling U.S. strategic interests at a time the military is fighting two wars.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Republicans criticized a government report on the causes of the 2008 financial crisis as biased and political on Wednesday. Democrats fired back that Republicans want to roll back federal regulations of the financial industry.
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is promoting a new program aimed at protecting public lands, boosting conservation and encouraging recreation. Obama said it is important to conserve public lands, even in tough economic times.