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VOL. 126 | NO. 195 | Thursday, October 6, 2011

Economy Affects Physician Career Choices

The prolonged recession has impacted the career choices of physicians graduating from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine, with graduates choosing to enter higher-paying specialties and subspecialties over primary care when the economic outlook was at its worst.

Taking a Stand

Incumbents, challengers square off in city elections

Memphis City Council members are going for a record return of incumbents to the legislative body with the Thursday, Oct. 6, city elections.

Greyhound Move to Alter Downtown Gateway

The recent listing of the Greyhound Bus Station in Downtown Memphis has a lot bigger impact for the city than meets the eye.

Hoteliers Seek New Identities, Better Branding

Several Mid-South hotels are in the midst of rebranding, and more are anticipated through next year.

Law Professor Kiel Recounts Stories of ‘Memphis 13’

Daniel Kiel, a professor at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, has spent years thinking and writing about issues like school desegregation in Memphis and the influence of race on education.

Local Weather
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Wind: East at 3.5 mph
Humidity: 94%


The Memphis Bar Association will present a continuing legal education seminar titled “Protecting the Vulnerable: Demystifying Probate” Thursday, Oct. 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Wade Auditorium at the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, 1 N. Front St. For more information or to register, visit www.memphisbar.org.

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Fate of Ramesses Statue Still Hangs in Balance

The fate of the Ramesses statue outside The Pyramid was delayed for another two weeks at City Hall as a Memphis City Council member again derailed the effort to move the monolith to the University of Memphis campus.

Bar Foundation Chairman Key Oversees Grant Program

Memphis attorney Charles Key of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP recently was elected chairman of the Tennessee Bar Foundation.


Is Poor Financial Health Killing You?

Ray’s Take: Is poor financial health killing you? That’s not an extreme question. Not feeling in control of your financial situation leads to stress, and stress wears your body down in many ways – silently and relentlessly working to shorten your lifespan and reduce the quality along the way.

Spelling Doom in Word Game

MEGILPH. Ever heard of it? Neither had I. But there it was. On the Words with Friends board, earning my opponent, whose name remains unknown to me, 96 points. With a hard-earned 50-point lead down the drain, I was on my way to another loss.


Feds: Gibson Wood Seizure Linked to Criminal Probe

Federal prosecutors are confirming there's a criminal investigation under way related to the Gibson Guitar raid and are asking a judge to delay efforts by the company to reclaim wood that was seized.


Tenn. AG Weighs In on Amazon Tax

An association of brick-and-mortar retailers says a legal opinion from state Attorney General Bob Cooper should cancel a sales tax exemption for online merchant Amazon.com.

Money to Help Tennessee Farmers Announced

NASHVILLE (AP) – State agriculture officials have announced funds to help 173 Tennessee farmers invest in new or expanding areas.

State Judges, Attorneys Create Education Program

NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee judges and attorneys have joined forces to create a program geared to educating the public about the legal system.


Report Shows Service Firms Cut Workers Last Month

WASHINGTON (AP) – Two days before the government's much-anticipated jobs report, a snapshot of employment trends in the service sector flashed an ominous sign.

Unions Give Wall Street Protesters Some Oomph

NEW YORK (AP) – A diverse group of powerful unions joined demonstrations near Wall Street on Wednesday, lending focus, credibility and potentially hundreds of participants to a group that started out with a few college students camping out in lower Manhattan.

Costco's Q4 Profit Up, Will Hike Fees

Costco Wholesale Corp. is raising its membership fees 10 percent as the wholesale club operator tries to keep its prices on products low to keep drawing value-focused shoppers.

Walgreen September Sales Rise, But Miss Estimates

DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP)Walgreen Co. said Wednesday that its sales grew in September, but a key revenue measurement fell short of Wall Street expectations because of lower demand for flu shots and a mild cold season.


FAA's New Air Traffic System Hits Turbulence

WASHINGTON (AP) – The government's program to modernize the nation's air traffic control system has run into serious problems that threaten to increase its cost and delay its completion, a government watchdog said.

Senate Democrats Add Millionaire Tax to Jobs Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) – Struggling to deliver the big jobs package proposed by President Barack Obama, Senate Democrats are using the issue to force Republican senators to vote on tax increases for millionaires, picking up on a White House theme that the nation's wealthiest Americans aren't paying their fair share.

White House Cites Concerns on Currency Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House says it has concerns that a bill to punish China for undervaluing its currency and taking away American jobs could conflict with U.S. international obligations.

Chief Justice Roberts Invokes Guitarist Hendrix

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg invoked composer Aaron Copland. The chief justice countered with guitarist Jimi Hendrix.

Court: Can Gov't Get Involved in Church Dispute?

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Count on Tuesday seemed deeply divided on how far the government can intrude inside the employment practices of churches and religious groups, a decision being closely watched by religious institutions concerned about their independence and by civil rights groups looking out for their employees.


Bank of America Website Woes Enter 6th Day

NEW YORK (AP) – Bank of America customers have had trouble signing into their accounts for six days. Yet the bank still offered no reason Wednesday for the site's slowness.

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