VOL. 124 | NO. 225 | Monday, November 16, 2009
Memphis might lag behind other cities when it comes to developing and connecting green spaces, but a collaboration of organizations is working to improve this community’s “greenprint,” or its collection of parks, trails and other natural areas, and then link them to regional and national green spaces.
With a few exceptions, most major regional and community banks with a presence in the Memphis market are socking away more money these days to cover troubled parts of their loan portfolios.
The freezer inside Forty Carrots growls like a hungry stomach, and no matter how hard the employees of this business try, they can’t keep it completely full.
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The August report from the NCAA calls him “student-athlete 1.” Everyone but the NCAA and the University of Memphis calls him Derrick Rose.
Soon-to-be former Tigers football coach Tommy West started something with what amounted to his exit interview last Monday.
University of Memphis football coach Tommy West was fired this month after nine years on the job. The former head coach will stay with the team through the end of the season.
So, you’re dining at Chez Philippe, the opulent flagship restaurant in The Peabody, and in a celebratory mood – you weren’t indicted after all! – you order a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Non-Vintage Brut Champagne, one of the most familiar and highly marketed French Champagnes in the world.
She’s a one-handed driver,
Lori Wakefield isn’t a geography teacher, but her classroom at The Bodine School in Germantown has been morphing into a 3D map for months. As an art teacher working with students who have reading difficulties, she said getting students to invest in their work means going far beyond paint and paper.
ABERDEEN, Miss. (AP) - Bobby DeLaughter, a history-making prosecutor who became a judge, was sentenced Friday to 18 months for federal obstruction in a case that ended his career and brought down some of the most powerful lawyers in Mississippi.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Walmart Foundation and the Walmart Legal Department have donated $100,000 to provide legal services to low-income people in four east Arkansas counties.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - State health officials say a statewide trauma system remains a top priority despite budget cuts.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Shares of Dollar General rose in its first day of trading Friday as investors flocked to the highly anticipated offering of the discount retailer.
NEW YORK (AP) - Two former employees for Bernard Madoff programmed an old IBM computer to generate false records that concealed the crooked financier's massive Ponzi scheme and were given hush money when they threatened to stop lying, federal prosecutors said Friday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A weaker dollar may boost the nation's economy by increasing exports and narrowing the trade gap – but that won't happen anytime soon.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The government-chartered company that insures the pensions of one in seven Americans said Friday that its deficit this year nearly doubled to $22 billion.
TOKYO (AP) - The White House's top lawyer is returning to private practice and being replaced by a longtime adviser to Barack Obama.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Estimates of deaths caused by the swine flu have grown to nearly 4,000 since April, roughly quadrupling previous estimates. But that doesn't mean swine flu suddenly has worsened.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is challenging makers of alcohol-infused energy drinks to prove their beverages are safe, citing complaints that the products can cause risky behavior and injury.