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VOL. 125 | NO. 4 | Thursday, January 7, 2010

Judge Dismisses Baltimore Complaint Against Wells Fargo

A federal judge has dismissed the city of Baltimore's first-of-its kind lawsuit against Wells Fargo Bank N.A.

Christie to Keep VeinViewer Operations in Memphis

Christie Digital Systems, the new owner of the VeinViewer technology, will keep jobs associated with the medical imaging device in Memphis, company officials said Wednesday.

Teacher Evaluations At Heart of Funds Talk

The numbers are approximate. But they serve the point Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen wanted to make a week before the Tennessee Legislature began its special session on education.

Night Law Program Finds Success In Nashville

An adult with a family who works full-time may consider attending law school at some point after passing the so-called “typical” college age.

District 83 Early Voting Comes To Quiet End Today

Early voter turnout in the special election for state House District 83 may not make it much higher than 1 percent if the bitterly cold weather becomes a political factor.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
38.0°F
Fair
Wind: Calm mph
Humidity: 73%

EVENTS

The Mid-South Area Business Travel Association will meet today from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Select, 5795 Poplar Ave. Craig Banikowski, president of the National Business Travel Association, will speak about the NBTA travel forecast for 2010. To register, visit www.msabta.org/events/links/EEG4745.

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Safety, Schools Topics at Wharton’s ‘State of the City’ Address

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. told a standing-room only Downtown audience Wednesday the city’s Blue CRUSH and Operation Safe Community anti-crime fighting strategies are working.

Glankler Brown’s Thornton Receives Annual Pro Bono Award

Laurie M. Thornton, an attorney at Glankler Brown PLLC, has received the firm’s third annual Frank J. Glankler Jr. Pro Bono Award. This is the second consecutive year Thornton has received the honor. She provided more than 40 hours of free legal services during 2009.

Moving to Fly

STATE LEGISLATURE

GOP's Stephen Fincher Nets $320K for Congress Bid

DYERSBURG, Tenn. (AP) - Republican congressional candidate Stephen Fincher's campaign announced Wednesday it raised about $320,000 in the fourth quarter.

Tenn. Rep. Fincher Won't Make Dem Bid for Congress

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee Democrats remain without a high profile candidate to replace Bart Gordon in Congress following state Rep. Henry Fincher's announcement Wednesday that he won't run for the seat.

STATEWIDE

Marshals Seize $1 Million in Food from Tenn. Warehouse

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - U.S. marshals seized more than $1 million worth of bulk restaurant food products from a Nashville food processor and warehouse.

April Trial Date for Judge Accused of Misconduct

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A trial date has been set in the case of a Davidson County General Sessions judge facing misconduct charges.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Sam's Club to Sell Its Own Brand of Vodka

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Discount chain Sam's Club is venturing into the world of liquor, launching a new store-brand vodka this month in more than 240 stores.

Want Tax Help? IRS Offers Busy Signal to 3 in 10

WASHINGTON (AP) - Need help with your taxes? Good luck reaching someone on the phone at the Internal Revenue Service.

Feds: New Charges Pending Against Rajaratnam

NEW YORK (AP) - Federal prosecutors said Tuesday they will file new charges against billionaire Sri Lankan-born hedge fund operator Raj Rajaratnam alleging he made at least $36 million from trades based on insider information, double what the government previously believed.

NATIONAL POLITICS

3 Democrats – 2 Senators, 1 Governor – to Retire

WASHINGTON (AP) - With the 2010 election year barely under way, two senators and one governor – all Democrats – ditched plans to run for re-election in the latest signs of trouble for President Barack Obama's party.

HEALTH CARE

FDA Drug Approvals Mostly Flat in 2009

WASHINGTON (AP) - New drugs cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration last year kept pace with 2008, suggesting a much-touted push for drug safety has not slowed down approvals.

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