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VOL. 127 | NO. 70 | Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Athens Distributing Adds to Presence

Athens Distributing Co.’s Memphis branch is on the grow, adding a substantial amount of warehouse space and investing in more modern equipment.

New Chapters

City’s investment firms deal with change

It’s a new day at prominent investment firms in Memphis. Different degrees of change are on tap at Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc., Duncan-Williams Inc. and Wunderlich Securities Inc. And though it’s reshaping the inner workings of those firms at the moment, some of those changes also could have an impact on the city around them.

Bee Raises Funds for Literacy

Literacy Mid-South Thursday, April 12, will host its 2012 Corporate Spelling Bee from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Goldsmith Room at Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road.

Pinnacle's Chapter 11 Filing Could Mean Predictable Turnaround

As Pinnacle Airlines Corp. moves from restructuring to bankruptcy reorganization, an already complex corporate turnaround is about to get much more complex.

Leaders Examine School System Options

The idea that the consolidation of Shelby County’s two school systems will involve a choice between what one of the existing school systems has over what the other has is an oversimplification.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
75°F
Partly Cloudy
Wind: 0 mph
Humidity: 84%

EVENTS

The Mississippi River/Gulf of Mexico Watershed Nutrient Task Force will host a meeting Tuesday, April 10, at 8:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Select, 160 Union Ave. Federal and state officials will discuss strategies to address water quality in the river basin and gulf. For details, contact Reginald Jackson at 501-352-7761 or reginald.jackson@ar.usda.gov, or Jeannine May at 601-260-0298 or jeannine.may@ms.usda.gov.

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Industry Leaders Gather at Aerotropolis Conference

A year ago this month, Memphis hosted the annual World Airport Cities Conference and Exhibition.

Cash Finalist for Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent

Memphis City Schools superintendent Kriner Cash is one of three finalists to be superintendent of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools system.

REAL ESTATE RECAP

Cordova Presbyterian Plans to Build on Fay Road

8707 Fay Road, Cordova, TN 38018 -
Cordova Presbyterian Church, 8707 Fay Road, is making preparations for its planned 12,000-square-foot sanctuary, according to a $2 million permit application filed with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Cubicles: Unintended Consequences

Finding ways to maximize office space isn’t really a new concept. After all, Dilbert has been parodying office life in and around the cubicle for more than 20 years.

Breaking Free With The Salvation Army

Last week we offered a prayer of support and a personal “thank you” to our military and all of the other brave men and women, who place their lives on the line each day to protect our freedoms. This week let us highlight an organization that is known for “doing the most good” and working everyday to fight hunger, homelessness, addiction, poverty and abuse: The Salvation Army.

STATEWIDE

VW Conducting National Search to Fill Tenn. Jobs

NASHVILLE (AP) – Volkswagen is conducting a national search to fill the most specialized of 1,000 new jobs at its Chattanooga plant.

REGIONAL

Miss. Gov. Bryant Signs Law to Allow Stronger Beer

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippians will soon be able to buy stronger beer, which supporters say will allow beer lovers to sample more kinds of suds and increase business opportunities for breweries.

Tdap Vaccination Required for Miss. 7th Graders

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The Mississippi State Department of Health will require the Tdap vaccination for all students entering 7th grade beginning with the 2012-13 school year.

HEALTH CARE

After $1B, Experts See Progress on Autism's Causes

ATLANTA (AP) – More than $1 billion has been spent over the past decade searching for the causes of autism. In some ways, the research looks like a long-running fishing expedition, with a focus on everything from genetics to the age of the father, the weight of the mother, and how close a child lives to a freeway.

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