VOL. 122 | NO. 227 | Thursday, November 29, 2007
When the old Firestone tire plant in the New Chicago neighborhood of North Memphis closed in 1982, the facility that once employed thousands of area residents was left vacant and eventually became an eyesore. Economic development in the inner-city community around it screeched to a halt.
Someday they will be partners or judges, lawmakers or law professors. But for many attorneys in the Memphis Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division, the future is now.
Memphis attorney Andrew C. Branham has been honored by the Tennessee Bar Association for the role he played in planning its first pro bono initiative.
NASHVILLE (AP) - A proposal to clarify and strengthen open records laws squeaked by on a 9-8 vote Tuesday in a study committee on open government.
The Shelby Farms Park Conservancy continues a series of public forums Saturday on a park master plan with two meetings at the Shelby Farms Park Visitors Center.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - After avoiding major trouble most of the year, Wells Fargo & Co. has finally bogged down in the mortgage muck that's muddying one major bank after another.
NASHVILLE (AP) - A judicial panel looking for ways to tighten jury duty exemptions on Tuesday delayed voting on recommendations so they can evaluate further proposals.
MEMPHIS (AP) - Martin Luther King III is joining critics who argue that the governing board of the National Civil Rights Museum, on the site of his father's death, is too closely tied to big business, a spokesman has said.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The economy grew at a slower pace in the late fall as shoppers watched their pennies heading into the busy holiday season.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Third-quarter profits at federally insured banks and thrifts plunged to a four-year low as large institutions set aside billions to cover losses from bad mortgages, data released Wednesday show.