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VOL. 124 | NO. 207 | Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The MED Plans Closure of ER

Still dealing with millions of dollars worth of red ink after implementing numerous cost-cutting measures, the board for the Regional Medical Center at Memphis on Wednesday proposed shutting down its emergency room.

Buehler Homes Proposal Clears County Commission

A plan by Buehler Homes to build 125 rental homes on 140 parcels of tax delinquent land was approved today by the Shelby County Commission.

Wharton Picks Morris for City Attorney Post

Memphis Mayor elect A C Wharton Jr. was put to the test by Memphis City Council members before he even takes office.

‘Doc Fix’ Ruffles Health Care Reform Debate

As Congress shuffles through legislation on health care reform, one long-standing issue is being treated like an old maid in a deck of cards.

Commission to Close Book on Buehler Homes Issue

Shelby County Commissioners plan to meet in special session today to settle a protracted controversy over 140 vacant lots scattered across North Memphis.

Local Weather
Memphis, TN
Wind: North at 8.1 mph
Humidity: 55%


The Memphis Botanic Garden will host “Career Class: Finding a Job in a Challenging Economy” with Dr. Fred Dorn today from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the garden, 750 Cherry Road. Cost is $159 for members and $179 for nonmembers. Call 636-4128 to register.

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CCDC to Vote On Jump-Starting Business Incentive

A new business incentive the Center City Commission created a few months ago to support Downtown’s office market could be put into action soon.

Madison Hotel Bucks Economy With More Social Event Bookings

When times are tough, what’s a small luxury hotel to do? The Madison’s staff decided to get social.

UTHSC College of Medicine Names Smith Interim Dean

J. Lacey Smith has been named interim dean for the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

Shelby County Commission Agenda

The Shelby County Commission will meet today at 10:30 a.m. to discuss a resolution approving the title transfer of 140 parcels of Homestead Program Property, which would authorize the implementation of the Shelby County Homestead Program, sponsored by Commissioner Steve Mulroy. For the full agenda, click the icon.


Lambuth University Names President

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) - Cash-strapped Lambuth University has found a new president.

NRC Investigating Inflated Levels at Tenn. Plant

ERWIN, Tenn. (AP) - Federal inspectors have been dispatched to the Nuclear Fuel Services plant in Erwin after higher than expected levels of heated nitrous oxide fumes damaged pipes last week while processing radioactive scrap metal for the U.S. Department of Energy.


Miss. Has Injectable Swine Flu Vaccine

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A spokeswoman for the Mississippi Department of Health says the state has received 60,000 dosages of injectable swine flu vaccine.

Tax Collections See Negative Growth in Corinth

CORINTH, Miss. (AP) - As local governments get their first sales tax deposits of the new fiscal year, Corinth's sales tax collections posted a third consecutive month of negative growth, while the tourism tax was almost even with year-ago levels.

Ark. Lotto Unveils New Scratch-Off Tickets

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas' lottery is offering players four new types of scratch-off tickets.


FDIC: Limited Extension Of Bank Debt Guarantees?

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal regulators on Tuesday offered a limited emergency extension of a rescue program that guarantees hundreds of billions of dollars in U.S. banks’ debt.

Obama to Announce Help for Small Banks, Businesses

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama wants smaller community banks to have greater access to the government's $700 billion financial rescue fund to assist small businesses that are still suffering from a prolonged credit crunch.

Glaxo Seasonal Flu Vaccine Approved for Children

NEW YORK (AP) - GlaxoSmithKline PLC said Monday the Food and Drug Administration approved the seasonal flu vaccine Fluarix for children.

UAL Posts Q3 Loss, Sees Business Travel Improving

United Airlines parent UAL Corp. reported a money-losing third quarter on Tuesday but said it is beginning to see signs that business travel could pick up soon.

Pfizer Q3 Profit Jumps 26 Percent on Cost-Cutting

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Drugmaker Pfizer Inc. on Tuesday posted a 26 percent jump in third-quarter profit despite the recession, as sharp cost cuts made up for a dip in sales.

Caterpillar Q3 Profit Drops 53 Pct, Sees Recovery

Caterpillar expects sales of its big yellow-and-black equipment to improve next year as the world economy staggers out of a deep recession that slammed third-quarter earnings.

Revised Formula Puts 1 in 6 Americans in Poverty

WASHINGTON (AP) - The level of poverty in America is even worse than first believed.

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