VOL. 128 | NO. 167 | Tuesday, August 27, 2013
On the first day of the academic year at The University of Memphis, Monday, Aug. 26, yoga was on the schedule of the university’s interim president, Brad Martin.
Corker talks Syria, housing during Memphis stop
Not long after appearing on two morning news shows to assert that U.S. military action in Syria is imminent, U.S. Sen. Bob Corker started his week with a list of Memphis appearances that included speaking to a lunchtime crowd on a range of subjects – everything from Middle East policy to the housing market’s incremental recovery.
The Chancery Court hearing that will likely determine whether the Nineteenth Century Club building in Midtown Memphis stands or falls moves into Tuesday, Aug. 27, after a Monday in court of testimony from the plaintiffs trying to stop the transfer of ownership of the mansion and the building’s demolition.
Twenty-five years ago, Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. built a 130-bed hospital in DeSoto County, Miss., on the site of a former dairy farm.
Ikea doesn’t have a store in Memphis, and the retailer doesn’t deliver some products to Memphis – which is why Ben Colar and two other guys created a venture to give fans of the retailer a guaranteed personal delivery service.
Changes in city sanitation services would move toward a plan that could change decades of a system in which anything Memphians put by the curb gets picked up for a monthly solid waste fee, no matter how much is on the curb.
It took three weeks into the unified school system’s first school year for Memphis Police to get a memo that they were to respond to calls at Shelby County Schools within the city of Memphis.
The new American Athletic Conference kicks off Thursday night and nine of the league’s 10 teams play this weekend. ESPN will televise two of the games, other ESPN networks will carry another six games, and NBC will televise Temple at Notre Dame. It’s a high-exposure start for the league formerly known as the Big East.
REAL ESTATE RECAP
727 E. Mann Circle; 726. E. Mann Circle; 725 W. Mann Circle; 35 W. Georgia Ave.; 649 Florida St.; 18 W. Carolina Ave.; 9 E. Carolina Ave., Memphis, TN 38103, Permit Costs: $1.5 million; $1.5 million; $1.5 million; $1.5 million; $1.5 million; $1.5 million; $1.4 million -
A development group led by Henry Turley Co. has filed a series of building permits totaling $10.4 million for the 197-unit South Junction apartments Downtown.
Most people who volunteer with nonprofits are ethical and deeply committed to the organizations and institutions they serve. But sometimes in the midst of doing good there may be a tendency to sidestep best practices that build credibility. One way to ensure credibility is for the board to craft, approve and implement fundraising guidelines, policies and procedures. These should be clearly worded and should support the work of board members, volunteers, staff and donors.
MEMPHIS (AP) – A Missouri financial adviser and campaign fundraiser for President Barack Obama was sentenced to six months of house arrest and five years' probation Monday for conducting a bizarre plot to stalk her daughter's ex-boyfriend.
KNOXVILLE (AP) – Two state lawmakers in Tennessee are pointing to Kentucky's recent approval of hemp farming as they push for a similar measure.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A sharp drop in coastal casino revenue contributed to a 6 percent drop in Mississippi gambling revenue in July.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Orders for long-lasting U.S. factory goods fell sharply last month as demand for commercial aircraft plummeted and businesses spent less on computers and electrical equipment.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The ranking Senate Foreign Relations Committee Republican is urging a "surgical" U .S. air strike against Syria in reprisal for Bashar Assad's alleged use of chemical weapons.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is telling Congress that the U.S. government will hit its borrowing limit in mid-October and urged lawmakers to raise it before then.
ATLANTA (AP) – There's been a big shift in how many school districts take money from soda companies and ban junk food from vending machines, health officials say.