VOL. 127 | NO. 14 | Monday, January 23, 2012
EDUCATION SPECIAL EMPHASIS
Private schools officials want ‘strong public school structure’
When the merger of Memphis City and Shelby County schools occurs, many private school administrators are hoping refugee students don’t show up at their doors.
There are a lot of players to keep track of between the two bodies that are leading Shelby County’s two public school systems down the road to consolidation in August 2013.
Tony Geraci is a third-generation chef from New Orleans who came to Memphis in November to run a state-of-the-art kitchen built on 14 acres of land with menus featuring locally grown food from “the richest soil on the planet.”
St. Agnes Academy opened its doors in February 1851 with 20 boarders and 20 day students. Today, with an enrollment of more than 900, the school is celebrating its rich 160-year-old history and tradition of academia.
A little more than three years removed from the worst of the credit crisis and with a new chairman of the board in place, the parent company of the largest Tennessee-based bank posted solid fourth-quarter and full-year 2011 numbers Friday, Jan. 20.
Shelby County Commission members pick up Monday, Jan. 23, where they left off last Wednesday – in turmoil and possibly headed for a political realignment of the partisan body along something other than party lines.
The business of Shelby County's civil courts in 2011 saw a couple of shifts from 2010, including fewer filings in two courts, more filings in one court and a couple of shifts in the categories with the most filings.
Court filings in the last three months of 2011 showed a new category of cases in Chancery Court.
The Shelby County Commission will meet Monday, Jan. 23, at 1:30 p.m. in the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for a full agenda.
When I first became publisher of The Daily News in Memphis, I’ll admit I knew very little about public notices. I quickly learned that they are a longstanding requirement on governments, individuals and some businesses to give notice to the public when a range of critically important actions are about to be taken – the foreclosure of a home, passage of a local ordinance, the adoption of a child, and so on.
SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT
The National College of Business and Technology is in the very early stages of the planning process for its new brick-and-mortar campus in Memphis.
Recently, I rekindled my interest in world history to prepare for a new book project. If you reflect on history, things have unfolded much like the events in the children’s book “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.”
In 1993, I packed up my car and traveled down I-40 to Knoxville. I was starting the next chapter of my life at the University of Tennessee. It was never a question of if I was going to college, simply a matter of where.
THE MEMPHIS NEWS
School celebrates its past, present and future as centennial kicks off
You can find the origins of the University of Memphis in the 19th century – the 19th Century Club, that is.
Good manners and a love of words mix for comic effect in Theatre Memphis’ upcoming production of Oscar Wilde’s most famous play, “The Importance of Being Earnest.”
Ronnie Grisanti. Judd Grisanti. Alex Grisanti.
It seems to be the case that sparkling wine was not invented or discovered in Champagne in the late 17th century but in a rather obscure town called Limoux in southwest France, between the medieval walled city of Carcassonne and the Pyrenees foothills, around 1531. By happy accident, wine whose fermentation stopped in the winter with cold weather went into fermentation again in the spring, producing – voila! – bubbles. Of course the process had to be controlled, but once that happened, Limoux was launched on its 500-year tradition of making sparkling wines.
NASHVILLE (AP) – A state commission that recently was in court over allegations it crafted an immigration policy in secret hasn't regularly posted notices of upcoming meetings on its website during at least the past two years.
NASHVILLE (AP) – The latest edition of the Tennessee Blue Book are being delivered being delivered to the state Capitol.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Reserve has specified how it will begin signaling when its benchmark interest rate will rise and what the rate will be at points in the future.
BALTIMORE (AP) – House Republicans say a fresh push for a 1,700-mile Canada-to-Texas pipeline could be part of a new round of negotiations over extending the payroll tax cut and benefits for the long-term unemployed.
NEW YORK (AP) – Consumers who send money abroad will soon be entitled to disclosures that spell out fees and exchange rates of their transfers.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Home sales in December reached their highest pace in nearly a year. The gain coincided with other signs that the troubled U.S. housing market improved at the end of last year.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Caving to a massive campaign by Internet services and their millions of users, Congress indefinitely postponed legislation Friday to stop online piracy of movies and music costing U.S. companies billions of dollars every year. Critics said the bills would result in censorship and stifle Internet innovation.