VOL. 123 | NO. 233 | Friday, November 28, 2008
The east-west runway at Memphis International Airport will be shut down for almost nine months in 2009 during a $53 million reconstruction project that will improve the runway’s ability to handle heavy loads.
A public discussion this week led by Memphis City Council Chairman Myron Lowery, Shelby County Board of Commissioners Chairwoman Deidre Malone and Shelby County Mayor A C Wharton Jr. hinted at some of the myriad complexities related to city-county consolidation.
WASHINGTON (AP) – If the toy fits inside the tube from a toilet roll, it’s too small for the tiny tots, consumer advocates warned this week.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The rate of new cancer cases finally may be inching down – cautiously optimistic news, but a gain that specialists worry could be derailed by economic turmoil.
It’s a long way from West Tennessee to Shenzhen, China, but David Rhodes’ career path has taken him there.
JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) - Two white supremacists charged with plotting to kill President-elect Barack Obama and dozens of other black people pleaded not guilty Wednesday to new criminal charges added to an earlier federal indictment.
CHICAGO (AP) - President-elect Barack Obama pledged Wednesday to have an economic plan ready for action on the nation's financial crisis on his first day in office. "Help is on the way," he declared.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The government released a quartet of reports Wednesday that paint a bleak picture of the U.S. economy: Jobless claims remain at recessionary levels, Americans cut back on their spending by the largest amount since the 2001 terrorist attacks, orders to U.S. factories plummeted and homes sales fell to the lowest level in nearly 18 years.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Shipments carried by U.S. railroads rose 6.6 percent last week, boosted by comparison to a year-ago period slowed down by the Thanksgiving holiday, a major industry trade group reported Wednesday.