VOL. 124 | NO. 215 | Monday, November 2, 2009
The North American Free Trade Agreement was implemented in 1994 with hopes of fostering trade among the U.S., Canada and Mexico. A few years later, transportation officials announced plans to build an interstate that would connect Canada and Mexico by running through the heart of America – including Memphis.
Regions Financial Corp. is bullish on Memphis. And the Birmingham, Ala.-based bank has hard numbers to back up that optimism.
The possibility of tens of millions of dollars in private funding for the Memphis City Schools system isn’t as important as the reform plan the school system is pursuing along with the money.
Except for the chimney, Hamilton’s Fireplace Shop has just about anything required to turn an empty hearth into the heart of a home.
Dover Motorsports Inc., the owner of Memphis Motorsports Park, is waving the checkered flag and will end racetrack operations there, the company reported Friday.
THE MEMPHIS NEWS
Thyroid disease, congestive heart failure, blood clots, anemia and rheumatoid arthritis are just some of the health problems Memphian Ann B. wakes up to every day. For 11 years, she has been covered under a class of TennCare called Supplemental Social Security, or the “Daniels” class. Ann asked that her last name be kept anonymous.
When Linda Fann found out her 39-year-old daughter, Jacqueatha Phillips, who was born with spina bifida and is covered under TennCare’s Medically Needy Spend Down category, was facing service cuts, she took matters into her own hands.
When government runs amok and its cogs begin grinding up the citizens it's supposed to serve, there’s got to be a last resort. In the case of the slipups chronicled in this week’s cover story, they’re called state senators and representatives.
If the truism in the restaurant industry is it takes twice as long to open a restaurant as you plan, try this: Wally Joe left his eponymous establishment on Sanderlin Avenue, which opened in May 2002, in December 2006.
You might think the label of Evil 2007 is upside-down, but not to a bat hanging by its feet from a bare branch.
Opera is one of the grander forms of high art, but on occasion, it’s just what some might call silly. The director of Opera Memphis’ season opener said to expect pure comedy from the company’s production of a Mozart classic.
Shelby County Mayor A C Wharton Jr. became Memphis mayor on Monday.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A new report shows the effectiveness of Tennessee’s pre-kindergarten program diminishes after the second grade, but supporters say it still provides a valuable foundation that will help at-risk children succeed.
An AP news analysis
FRANKLIN, Va. (AP) - Rep. Randy Forbes has set up a Web site to help people affected by Memphis-based International Paper Co.'s decision to close its plant in Franklin.
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. consumer spending plunged in September by the largest amount in nine months, reflecting the end of the government’s “Cash for Clunkers” auto sales program. Incomes, the fuel for future spending, were flat.
WASHINGTON (AP) - About 650,000 jobs have been saved or created under President Barack Obama's economic stimulus plan, the White House said Friday, saying the president's goal of 3.5 million jobs by the end of next year is on track.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senior congressional Democrats say legislation is still needed to limit how lenders charge customers who overspend on their accounts, even though some big banks have already curbed high-fee overdraft programs.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Internal investigations into the conduct of more than two dozen members of the U.S. House of Representatives were exposed in an extraordinary, Internet-era breach involving the secretive process by which Congress polices lawmaker ethics.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama said Friday the U.S. will overturn a 20-year-old U.S. travel ban against people with HIV early next year.